Mahisha Dellinger is the architect of CURLS, one of the accustomed beard communities admired beard affliction brands. Although the cast is now a multi-million dollar aggregation and a basic artefact for accustomed haired women, Dellinger can chronicle to the struggles Black entrepreneurs face throughout their journey.
When Dellinger absitively to barrage her own business in 2002, she had aloof larboard her accumulated job due to racism and was additionally a adolescent distinct mother. Inspired by her affection to actualize beard articles for women like herself and additionally body a bequest and accommodate for her ancestors she created CURLS. Now, the CEO is allowance Black business women on her new series, Mind Your Business with Mahisha, on OWN.
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“‘Mind your business with Mahisha’ is all about allowance Black changeable business owners accomplish it to the abutting level,” says the host. “There’s a accomplishment out there that shows Black female business owners are up 300%, but there’s alone a baby allotment that will accomplish it to the actor dollar market.”
“Four percent will accomplish it to the actor dollar mark,” continues Dellinger. “That is a big gap, so the appearance is allowance to arch the gap. I’ve absolutely been allowance Black changeable businesses for a while, artlessly after a tv show. But I was interviewed to do a altered appearance that was activity to advertise cast owners like myself, and aback that didn’t assignment out, they remembered me from my account and asked me to accompany this show.”
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On the series, Dellinger meets with entrepreneurs from beyond the country and tests their affection and determination.
“Each one of them had a abhorrence that was captivation them aback from succeeding,” she explains. “Different fears but they embodied every distinct time and so blame accomplished the fears to success was a big claiming for these ladies and they had to see accomplished what they saw as their abhorrence and absolutely accept to addition else. They had to accept to me, booty my advice, and move forward. That was the better claiming for all of them. Now, eight ladies absolute on the show, seven listened.”
The administrator additionally aggregate that her better claiming with ablution a cast was banking and accepting the basic to accompany the business to scale.