The Importance Of Embracing Being A Black Entrepreneur In Tech
I had the pleasure of interviewing Kofi Frimpong , Co-Founder of . Getsocianado uses an algorithm to match vetted social media strategists & managers to brands that need help establishing a presence on social media and consistently creating content. Kofi has shown an interest in startups & entrepreneurship since graduating from college winning over $100k in business pitch competitions for a business he launched prior to Socianado. Thank you so much for doing this with us! What is your “backstory”? I grew up in New Jersey, the son of two Ghanaian immigrants. I always thought I was going to go to medical school and even ended up studying Biology while at Princeton University. My junior year at Princeton I saw a flyer on campus for a business pitch competition to win $1000 and thought I should give it a shot. I always had...
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  • What an inspiring story and great at highlighting the importance of social media presence and branding! To wit: "Brands aren’t going to see the benefits of social media by having an office assistant or intern managing its social media." Love that line.

    Also, encouraging advice at the end. Love how it's positively framed.

  • From my experiences, I believe a few key lessons can be shared with minority business owners.

    First, it's essential to understand your industry and learn as much as possible about the challenges and opportunities that come with being a business owner. From there, create an action plan best to take advantage of the resources available and find ways to build relationships with others in your industry.

    Believe in yourself and always strive to distinguish your business from the competition through creative solutions, hard work, and dedication.

    Finally, if you can, use your platform to promote diversity in the workplace and create equal opportunity for all. From my experience as a business owner, I know that creating an inclusive culture can lead to better employee retention and a more productive working environment. From providing mentorship opportunities to encouraging open dialogue, there are numerous ways to promote diversity in the workplace.

    Ultimately, I believe that by following these strategies, business owners can reach their goals and create meaningful change within their industries.