How to Thrive as a POC Small Biz Owner: The Road to Your First Hire
13

Wednesday, 13 January

5 6 pm EST

GA NYC (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
FREE!
Regular Ticket

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How to Thrive as a POC Small Biz Owner: The Road to Your First Hire | January 13

Pam Capalad Photo


Founder & Financial Planner, Brunch & Budget

MC Dyalekt Photo


MC & Hip Hop Educator

13

Wednesday, 13 January

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

According to a study by Intuit, small business owners with no employees average $44k of revenue per year while small business owners with 1-4 employees average $387k of revenue per year. 97.5% of Black women businesses in the United States do not have a single employee.

Hiring someone to help with your business - whether an employee or a contractor - can feel like a daunting task. After all, you’ve probably gotten used to doing everything yourself and the idea of hiring someone else feels out of reach financially. But the numbers above tell a different story. The reality is, your business can’t afford to NOT hire someone once it reaches a certain stage.

In this workshop, we’ll talk about how to know when to hire your first or next employee/contractor, including writing a job description, creating an interview process, determining salary and rates, and creating a positive work environment.

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!

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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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