How to Thrive as a POC Small Biz Owner: Organize Your Business Like a Machine
16

Wednesday, 16 December

5 6 pm EST

GA NYC (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

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How to Thrive as a POC Small Biz Owner: Organize Your Business Like a Machine | December 16

Pam Capalad Photo


Founder & Financial Planner, Brunch & Budget

MC Dyalekt Photo


MC & Hip Hop Educator

16

Wednesday, 16 December

5 6 pm EST

GA NYC (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
FREE!
Regular Ticket

In Partnership With:

Brunch & Budget logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

One out of five businesses fail in the first two years and one of the main reasons why is not having a clear system for running your business. Usually, most of us go into business to solve a problem or fill a need.

We never anticipated we’d also have to be our own accountant, bookkeeper, human resources, insurance specialist, and personal assistant too! This workshop will help you set up your business to run like a machine.

We’ll go deep on topics around cash flow, taxes, invoicing, loans, bank accounts, insurance, retirement, etc. You know, the fun stuff :)


We were all hit hard by the pandemic, but Black-owned businesses were hit the hardest. 41% of Black owned businesses shut down at the beginning of the pandemic vs. 17% of White owned businesses. POC businesses overall have a harder time accessing capital (including those PPP loans), less savings reserves, and are more likely to have funding gaps. The pandemic exposed the racial wealth divide in all aspects of our economy, especially our small businesses. Small business owners are some of the most creative and resilient folks out there. You know because you’re one of them. Through a generous grant, Brunch & Budget has partnered with GA to offer a small business workshop series designed to help POC build financially resilient businesses that can weather the most uncertain times.

The workshops include: Workshop 1: The One-Page Business Plan (10/21)

Workshop 2: Organize your Business like a Machine (11/18)

Workshop 3: The Road to Your First Hire (12/16)

Sign up for one, two, or all three of the workshops. The information is cumulative but you can jump in at any time and find past recordings on brunchandbudget.com/events.

About the Experts

Pam Capalad Photo

Founder & Financial Planner,
Brunch & Budget

Hey, I’m Pamela Capalad. I’m a Certified Financial Planner™ and I’ve been in the financial services industry for over 8 years, and spent a lot of those years at wealth management firms (if you’re really curious where, check out my LinkedIn). I'm the owner of Brunch & Budget, where we have a meal and talk about your finances. I'm based in Brooklyn, NY and serve clients virtually across the country.

I'm here to help you get to that place in your life. You know that place. That place where you close your eyes and feel perfectly at peace and energized all at the same time. That place where you know you’re at your best, that you were somehow built for this, this thing you’re doing that you can’t believe you get to spend your life doing.

Life isn’t about cringing every time you run your credit card through a cash register or dodging calls from bill collectors. It’s not about the next paycheck, next rent check, next job, next in line. Life is about finding your why.

So here’s the deal – you have the why, I have the how. Whenever you're ready, I'll be here to help you figure out how to get there.

MC Dyalekt Photo

MC & Hip Hop Educator

Brian ‘Dyalekt’ Kushner moved from St. Croix to New York to study acting and law. He also liked to rap. After witnessing civil rights injustices at the law firm he worked for, he dropped both the job and the law classes, pursuing the arts instead. Performances at the Nuyorican led him to Hip Hop Theater, writing plays that have been performed on stages across the world. He didn’t sleep on the rapping either, releasing music and touring internationally. His first album/one man play Square Peg Syndrome helped him get named to the Public Theater’s Emerging Writer’s Group. He has been a mainstay in NYC’s theater and Hip Hop scenes, rocking everywhere from the Bowery Ballroom to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

When Dyalekt was invited to present at a workshop for New York SCORES, a soccer and poetry program in Harlem and the Bronx, his perspective on performance changed. Students are much better audience members than bar patrons, and Dyalekt found he had a natural affinity for facilitation. Hip Hopping with students like he did with MCs in a cypher led to better engagement, grades, and overall attitude toward school than the usual class.

After researching Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, Dyalekt designed curricula lining up the elements of Hip Hop with each learning style. Through Hip Hop, or rather, by Hip Hopping, students could assess their learning tendencies and use them to their benefit. Furthermore, the community aspects of Hip Hop show students how to be responsible citizens, peer mentors, and advocates for justice. Dyalekt brought this curriculum, along with his album/play back home to St. Croix, rocking with 17 orgs and over 400 students. They produced 2 books of poetry, an album, and a documentary. He also now teaches teachers how to MC in a classroom.

Dyalekt had been an entrepreneur since his teenage days, and tells his students that the only thing that gets him out of his house before 10am is talking to kids, because he would never make it working on a punch-clock schedule. Since the essence of Hip Hop is making something from nothing, Dyalekt has rapped, written, and performed every freelance gig available to his skill set. He ran rap based Lincoln-Douglas debate/battles to teach youths how to prepare and present at a job interview. He linked up with Pockets Change to help students find freedom in expression, understanding, and finances.

About Our Partners

Brunch & Budget

Brunch & Budget provides affordable financial planning for young professionals. What would you do tomorrow if you knew your money was handled today? Book your first brunch and find out!

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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