Demo Day is a part of the Black and Good business training programme. Throughout the duration of the programme, we support participants to create outstanding pitch decks to present their business venture, along with continued support to practice, refine and feel at ease presenting to their community peers and a panel of judges. We ran two Demo Days in November 2022 to support those on the Starting up, Starting out, and the Build, Hustle, Grow programmes.
Demo Day aims to create a supportive and inspiring space for the participants in the programme to pitch their business to panel guests. This day creates the opportunity for participants to receive valuable feedback and insight on their pitch presentation, idea, and offerings. With this, they have a strong foundation to move forward from when raising investment, funding, and sharing with others about who they are and what they do. The day is a celebration for everyone on the programme to bring together all the knowledge they have gained, connect, and be encouraged through the powerful words, sounds, and stories shared by our special guests.
Last week we held our first in-person Black and Good event of the year. It was a night of connection, laughter, inspiration and all-around good vibes. When you host a room full of creative entrepreneurs, passionate followers and change-makers beautiful things take place. An uplifting energy fills the space and potential and possibilities make themselves known.
It was wonderful to connect in person, even more so because our special guest speaker, Mary Mosope Adeyemi, coach, executive director, author, and viSHEbility founder guided us with empowerment and a supportive offering of courage on how we can tap into and capitalise on our strengths.
Mary spoke with wisdom, humor, and ease. Being in her presence, and listening to her words and her stories ignited a sense of power that comes from knowing we each have something special to bring to this world, we each have something to offer. It is ours to tap into and not to be doubted. We all hold a unique combination of strengths, personalities, and experiences - these are within us to be utilised.
Do it Now Now’s initiative, Black and Good, is holding a business skills course for female entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs and is fully underway. In just a few short weeks we have formed close bonds, a strong network and grown knowledge to develop foundations and support the further flourishing of our businesses.
It is a joy being together each week and for a very special touch we recently held a Brunch and Learn session to give zest to the learning experience and further encourage creative flow.
It began with peace and tranquility, a special guest visit from the beautiful soul, Rebecca Moore. Rebecca Moore is a deeply loved meditation, breathwork facilitator and intuitive wellbeing guide. Having launched IDOL magazine, running her own soul work practices and co-founding non-profit organisation We Are Formless, Rebecca understands the entrepreneur’s journey and the importance of supporting our wellbeing along the way.
There are not enough positive stories for Black business owners out there, so we are doing all we can to find and highlight those stories.