Native Atlantan, Nicole Carter, has a wealth of business experience from roles in industries such as economic development to film & entertainment. She also founded her own marketing firm where she and her team quickly scaled to serving Fortune 500 companies such as Delta Airlines and Georgia Power, to name a few.
Mary Gay, the owner of Virtual Professionals has provided digital support services for 17 years. She has focused primarily focused on developing customer service and social media strategies, creating training programs for sales support and hiring virtual assistants staff while working with Cox Media, Turner and other companies. As an advocate for "cloud-based employment," Mary educated and trained a distributed workforce of over 300 volunteers and contractors before launching Virtual Professionals.
I was trained to style hair as a child by my mother a licensed cosmetologist. As a professional engineer, I had the opportunity to work as a quality control engineer for L'Oreal in their Garnier Fructis plant. There I learned how to implement manufacturing processes, quality control checks, and systematic approaches to product manufacturing. I also worked for GE in combustion manufacturing and had the opportunity to implement Lean Manufacturing principles in the plant and train operations team members how to use it for a more productive and efficient work environment.
On this EnrichHer edition episode of StartUp Funding hosted by Dr. Roshawnna Novellus we have co-founders of Mini-Cities, Anita and India who share with us how they met each other and why they decided to be entrepreneurs. They both met each other while working at CDC and decided to go into business together.
Anita and India who are Atlanta natives have been working with the homeless for some time before they decided to start their own business. They both explain to us how a person may become homeless, why homeless identification is important and give surprising examples of what may cause a person to be homeless.
They also share information about recent happening with Mini-Cities that is making them excited. Anita and India also share what success with Mini-Cities means to them in terms of the amount of people they are able to help and the global reach of their brand. They explain how their work with Mini-Cities has been impacting Atlanta in terms of creating economic opportunities for people in need.
Anita and India explain what readers and viewers can do to help ensure that their humanitarian business of eradicating homelessness becomes a success and information on joining or sponsoring their group.
Roshawnna, Anita and India discuss:
[01:50] Anita and India share how they met each other and why they decided to become entrepreneurs.
[02:41] Anita and India tell us why homeless identification is important.
[04:08] Anita and India share with us what is going on at Mini-Cities that has got them excited.
[05:00] Anita and India tell us what success in Mini-Cities looks like to them.
[05:50] Anita and India explain how Mini-Cities has been impacting Atlanta.
[06:51] Anita and India explain what viewers and listeners can do to help ensure their humanitarian business is a success.
McFarlane is responsible for creating cutting-edge healthcare products that have transformed the face of healthcare delivery in the U.S. and abroad. the Atlanta native developed a chronic care and population health management solution that helps patients receive peer-to-peer and coordinated goal-directed
Quyionah Wingfield is the CEO of Cool Moms Dance Too LLC, the innovative mommy and me dance fitness program for cool moms and their children. She is a mother, creative entrepreneur, intellectual property educator, writer, and a family health and wellness advocate who studies psychology at Georgia State University.
Mia Martin is a certified Digital Marketer with over 15 years of sales, marketing, and training experience. She specializes in Digital Marketing Training for small businesses and corporate clients while demonstrating her talents through her Atlanta-based Digital Marketing & Event Design Agency, Events for Less Marketing.
Barbara Jones is the Founder/CEO of Lillii RNB Inc, a Retail IT Consultancy and Freeing Returns Inc, a Merchandise Returns Disrupter Tech Startup. Barbara Jones is a Tehnical Founder and 20 year Java Coder/Architect in the niche field of Retail IT at the Point of Sale. Barbara holds a Computer Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin and has lived in Atlanta, GA for over 10 years now. Barbara loves Technology and trains Women and Minorities in the niche field of Retail IT. Barbara has been an entrepreneur for close to 20 years.