Every day is a good day to support black, female owned businesses, but in February, during Black History Month, The BRA Network likes to highlight incredible black owned businesses that set an example and a precedent for all of us. Black History Month was created to focus attention on the contributions of African Americans to the United States. And we know Black women have made enormous contributions to the business world.
NetWorkOut 2024 is more than an event; it’s a celebration of well-being, connection, and business growth. Join us on February 14th for a heart-healthy experience that goes beyond the usual networking routine. Let’s break free from the hustle, prioritize self-care, and build a thriving business with a healthy heart at its core. Register now, and let’s make this NetWorkOut the best one yet!
Manifest & Breakfast 2024 captured everything that makes us BRA: Reflection, celebration, and a warm welcome to our newest members—it was a day full of genuine connections and visualizing our hopes, dreams, and goals for the New Year. Here’s to the stories we shared, the laughs we had, and the awesome journey we’re on together. Being an entrepreneur doesn’t have to be lonely!
2023 was the year we saw more Epic Collaborations within BRA than ever before with so many Members getting involved in these larger than life projects. It makes me so happy to see our community working together to achieve such big dreams; creating something more successful than any one Member alone could pull off by collaborating and pooling resources, experience, connections, and skill sets…
Giving Tuesday is a “global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.”
Did you know that we have FOUR nonprofit organizations right here in the Network run by BRA Members?
These organizations all do very different work and they’re all rooted in worthy causes. See which ones speak to you…
BRA Members Catherine Gray and Diana Greshtchuk are behind the documentary film SHOW HER THE MONEY, which pulls back the curtain on the extreme underfunding of women in the Venture Capital world. The film features nine other BRA Members and is a shining example of what can happen when women connect, collaborate, and support each other.
If you’ve been looking for a new read for yourself or any book lovers in your life, look no further. All of these book come to you entirely from the brilliant minds of BRA Members. You’ll find a huge variety within this list and the content will make you laugh, make you cry, entertain you, inspire you, and educate you. And the best part of all is that while you’re gaining all that’s held within these pages, you’ll be supporting another woman!
When you shop for holiday gifts with a BRA Member, you’re sure to find something special for everyone on your list. You’re also giving the gift of investing in a woman-owned business during this incredibly important time of year for small businesses! #ShopSmall
“The beauty of the WeWo Summit is the intimate nature of the event and the fact that whether you’re sitting next to a highly successful author, VC, or an entrepreneur in the making – everyone wants to connect and help each other. I was floored by how fun and effortless it felt to meet people, and I walked away with invaluable knowledge, connections, inspiration, and that beautiful feeling of ‘these are my people.’ Come find your people!”
#WeWo2023 is all about revolutionizing your financial wellness and living the wealthy lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of… In addition, this experience was curated to bring both female Founders and Funders together: business owners looking for investment dollars get to network with and learn from female funders looking to invest. Here are 5 reasons why you CAN’T MISS the 2023 Wealthy Women Summit…
Reviews and testimonials are the first thing I look for when I’m considering buying literally anything. I want some sort of proof that what I’m about to invest in is backed by other people and the results they’ve gotten… Beyond rave reviews, we also have 9 amazing examples of what’s possible when you attend the Wealthy Women Summit!
If you’re not using social media for your business, you’re missing out on opportunities for community, connection, and ultimately, conversion. It’s a cheap and powerful way to directly connect with your customers. But it’s also time-consuming, ever-changing, and can be detrimental to mental health. So, how can we harness the benefits and mitigate the risk?
I was so ready for this conversation. I was bursting with the opportunity to hear what Samara would say to our group and watch the impact she would have. I couldn’t wait to have her share this message, out loud, standing — and speaking — in her power…
Everyone knows that the first year of business is usually the hardest. It’s a learning curve, and for many first-time entrepreneurs, it doesn’t matter how many books you’ve read or online courses you’ve taken. Year one is going to be
Have you ever spent some time perusing the BRA Directory? I mean, if not…you SHOULD. That fabulous place is absolutely FILLED with hundreds of incredibly skilled female and non-binary entrepreneurs. (Reminder! As a Member, you can always keep your profile
I get asked a lot about ways to help support fellow BRA Members. After all, we’re a strong community of empowered women and non-binary entrepreneurs and supporting each other is what we do best. Sometimes that means product or event
In a recent Witches of BRA Push-Up Group meeting, we were discussing different qualities of the astrological sign Aries. Our Coven leader, June Suepunpuck, presented some of the more “positively” thought of traits of Aries (Daring, Adventurous, Independent, Dynamic, Charismatic,
Women on the Rise, INDEED! This is our most inspirational event each year, and once again, we sold out. From the time we entered the beautiful Annenberg, the vibe went up, up, up! As attendees arrived, they were greeted and
2023 felt like a great year to do a refresh on our branding (read about this in our upcoming blog about our Team BRA Retreat!), which included revisiting our Mission, our Promise to Members, and our Core Values. One of
Rebranding is an essential part of running a successful business. It is the process of completely overhauling the image of your small business to keep up with the times and attract new customers. It’s a process that can help a
Many things came into sharp focus during the pandemic, but in business and the workforce, few things were as prominently discussed as productivity. Productivity has been a buzz word for much of the last decade, but that’s been especially true
Inflation is a natural part of economic cycles, but it can cause financial hardship for small business owners. Women entrepreneurs often face unique challenges when dealing with inflation and its effects on their businesses. Here are some tips to help
There’s just nothing like a room full of BRA Members and Manifest & Breakfast provided our first opportunity of 2023 to gather together and fuel one another as we looked intentionally upon the year ahead. (Check out the video highlights
2022 was a wild year. In many ways, we’re all adjusting to a “new normal” in a “post-pandemic” world…where there is still a global pandemic… We’re navigating what working looks like now that the world has (mostly) opened back up
Want to make the most of Small Business Saturday on November 26th this year? This special day is a wonderful opportunity to boost your business. In this blog, we are going over exactly how to promote your business on Small
Rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens! Subarz by Daphne Subar paired with a glass of Spirit Horse wine by Heather Rader… Gifting my business a video session with Bernadette Marciniak, which will pair perfectly with Amanda Guerassio’s masterclass
You probably already know how important networking is as an entrepreneur. Connecting on LinkedIn, attending local business events, and keeping up with your business owner friends only achieves so much. It is important to have a strong group you can
The temperature is getting cooler and the leaves are changing! That means the holidays are approaching. This is such an exciting time of year. The last few months of the year should be for celebrating, spending time with loved ones,
We are sharing 5 stress-relieving journal prompts for female entrepreneurs in this post! Let’s get started. 1. This week I am proud of… When you are feeling stressed about your business, you probably aren’t taking time to think about all
Here’s an example, “BRA – Business Relationship Alliance is a network of powerful women devoted to advancing female-owned businesses by providing the community, collaboration, mentorship, empowerment and support needed to flourish as an entrepreneur.” Determine Your Values Now, let’s talk
“WeWo2022 was one of the best events I’ve attended. I can’t say enough about the speakers, the amazing connections made, the wealth and variety or information that was fresh, valuable, implementable and beautifully presented in a variety of formats. It
Find out how to transform your thought patterns to improve your money mindset in this blog! How does money affect your life? First, you need to think about your unique relationship with money. How much space does money take up
Can I be honest with you? I’ve noticed that whether it’s: …women don’t talk about money. And that’s gotta stop. How will we ever learn what we don’t yet know to get where we wanna be if we can’t speak
Today we’re sharing how to attract your ideal client as a business owner, which is an entrepreneurial hurdle we ALL have to learn how to overcome. So let’s dive in! Who is your ideal client? This is the important question
Do you feel stuck in the same cycle of wanting to change aspects of your life but never actually doing anything about it? Often, our thoughts end up holding us back from what we want to achieve. We turned to
Tracy Litt is a spiritual advisor and mindset coach to visionary women leaders and entrepreneurs. She is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and international best-selling author of the book, Worthy Human. Tracy has become known as the How
Have you ever wondered what affiliate marketing is, and how you can leverage it for your business? According to the Oxford Dictionary, affiliate marketing is “a marketing arrangement by which an online retailer pays commission to an external website for
Companies, small and large, have embraced work-from-home setups. Entire businesses are operating completely remote. With all the positive points of working from home for both employees and employers, it looks like remote work is here to stay. While it is
As a woman of color and an immigrant from India, Minoti Rajput has been forging new paths in her field for decades. When she moved to the United States forty years ago and sought a job as a financial planner,
Emily Merrell is the Chief Networker and Founder of Six Degrees Society, a networking platform that specializes in curated matches, which probably comes as no surprise to people who have known her since childhood. She has always loved finding out
Today we are turning the blog over to BRA member, Elizabeth Ribons. As a lifelong entrepreneur, navigating life and business, Elizabeth has developed a perspective that leverages change to encompass life and career that she now shares through her speaking,
If the past few years have taught us anything, it is that our energy is so valuable. If you’re a new business owner, you need to prioritize yourself first so you can be the best CEO possible! Today we’re sharing