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Start up with a Mission (aka Business Planning)

July 20, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT


Start up with a Mission (aka Business Planning) with blew kind and Shanti Mayers.

Looking to develop your mission-driven arts and culture business? Blew and Shanti will host a workshop that helps you articulate your mission so that you can begin to build your business around that purpose. After the workshop, and some storytelling about their experiences, these Philadelphia-based business owners will be available for a deep dive Q&A to help you figure out what you need to move your mission-driven business ideas forward.

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**Spanish interpretation available // Interpretación en español disponible. Si desea interpretación en español, infórmenos al menos una semana antes del taller.

About the Speakers:

blue kind, a Black person with medium light skin tone, braids atop their head, skews their head, looking at the camera.
blue kind

My name is blew kind. I am an artist, mother, entrepreneur, and big dreamer. In the past 13 years I have founded and managed three businesses, one non-profit, and one co-operative non-profit. I am well known for my community café Franny Lou’s Porch in Philadelphia PA. I have over 21 years experience with community engagement & hospitality. I understand the ins and outs of business, having a first hand understanding on what owners need to be healthy and profitable. With my experience, I predominantly focus on black and brown founders offering them support and lifting them to soar.

Shanti Mayers, a Black person with medium light skin tone is looking right to the right, smiling, wearing a cream shirt and a yellow skirt. Their hair is atop their head with ringlets flowing out.
Shanti Mayers

Shanti Mayers is the owner of The Sable Collective – a boutique curated for women to explore narratives of joy, beauty and wellness. Shanti is also co-creator of “Around The Way Curls” – a podcast rooted in friendship, humor and self improvement. No matter her business or creative medium, her focuses are self discovery and community engagement. Shanti is a mother to a lovely daughter that is cooler than she is. They live together in Philadelphia.


July 20, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT




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