What My Job as a 'Momager' Has Taught Me About Entrepreneurship
What entrepreneurship and performing arts careers for Black and Brown artists have in common.
As an entrepreneur, CEO and momager for my two children — phenomenal actors of color — there's a lot I'm thinking about these days. In my career as a CEO and in my influencer career, I've come up against major adversity. There've been hard lessons learned and many stumbling blocks along the way. But it wasn't until my two kids went into show business that I started to put the pieces together. All this time, I've been my own business ally as a businesswoman of color, and performers must do the same.
We're going to explore what entrepreneurism and performing arts careers for Black and Brown artists have in common. There are so many parallels. The very act of being an entrepreneur is a struggle at times. But I've found that when you jump those hurdles, there are amazing things to be gained on the other side. This is for all the performers of color out there — you brave and courageous ones that have set your hearts to dance, theater, music or anything else that puts your talents on display. All while combatting those who make you feel different.
4th of July Subscription Sale - Unlock this subscriber exclusive article and more for 20% off today.
Access all Entrepreneur content with no ads, unlock discounts, and get exclusive advice only available to our subscribers. Plus, our magazine delivered straight to your door.
Get 20% off an annual subscription today. Just use code SAVE20 at checkout.
Entrepreneur Editors' Picks
Formerly Enslaved Black Man Nearest Green Taught Jack Daniel Everything He Knew About Whiskey. Today, the Founder of Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey Celebrates His Legacy.
Leadership Lessons From the Exclusive Creativity School That 'Packs 5 Years Learning Into 5 Days'
3 Expert-Backed Strategies for Staying Calm in Times of Confrontation
The CEO of Wayfair Has Helped Revolutionize Digital Shopping for 20 Years. Here's How He Handles Rocky Economic Conditions.
This Founder Went to Prison When He Was 15 Years Old. That's Where He Came Up With the Idea for a Company Now Backed By John Legend.
3 Signs You're Letting Pride Get in the Way of Being Successful
Chip and Joanna Gaines and Shonda Rhimes Found Incredible Success By Using This One Entrepreneurial Strategy. Here's How You Can Too.