Mindful Movement: Live Yoga & Meditation Class

A webisode for ANYONE who needs a meditative break!

You may have spent most of your days working endlessly, unable to go out and release some stress, or just in need of a moment of solace. We want to provide you with an amazing experience that allows you to learn more about meditation, and yoga, allowing you to integrate this into your life.

Join us as we collaborate with I’m So Yoga this Friday to give you a great start to your day!

Mindful Movements with I’m So Yoga is a perfect way to increase your productivity and improve your studying, experience working from home, or anything else.

This is your opportunity to try yoga and learn about how you can take it to the next level. (Beginner Friendly)

ABOUT THE PARTNER

How To Thrive During Uncertainty

A webisode for small business owners, entrepreneurs & freelancers

How can your business thrive during this time of #socialdistancing? I want to help you answer this question.

Let’s map out a strategy to refine your target market, pivot your messaging and update your services to connect and energize your audience.

During the workshop, you will gain clarity and develop a clear plan of action to move your business forward during this time.

About The Author

Jasmine Utterback is a startup business coach, motivational speaker and founder of Creative Women Build (CWB), LLC. She believes women go further together. CWB combines her love for connecting women, hosting empowerment events, and supporting women entrepreneurs.

Jasmine is an Indiana native who moved to New York City four years ago to pursue her dream of working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She uses her diverse range of skills from her public health training and project management experience to curate events and workshops for various audiences. She lives for moments when she is serving the community and empowering women and girls.


LEARN NOW: 4 Keys To Business Growth in Economic Strain

A webisode for small business owners, entrepreneurs & CEOs

Most small businesses experience low, no, or even negative revenue growth each year. Break that cycle by learning to run your business like a Pro. Discuss proven marketing strategies and best practices for growing small businesses. Then complete the SB (Small Business) Pro Growth Readiness Assessment to determine where you should start.

In this webisode you will learn to:

  • Develop an in-depth growth plan
  • Market your business in alignment with your growth plan
  • Build the capacity of your business to handle economic growth
  • Track your growth to ensure that it continues to progress upward

=SPACE is partnering with Small Business Like a Pro for a webisode on keys to biz growth in times of economic strain. We are also waving the fee for one small business who attends to join the SB Pro Growth challenge for a chance to win $5000 for your business. Hope to see some of you there!

About The Speaker

Andrew Frazier is President & COO of A & J Management and a seasoned business professional with a proven track record of more than 20 years delivering superior results. He works with organizations and individuals to enhance strategic plans and achieve goals. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Finance at Berkeley College.

NJ COVID-19 Update Blog

During these stressful times it’s important to stay up to date on the COVID-19 situation to allow you and your loved ones to make the best decisions for yourselves and those around you. With that said, please take a look at these listed articles ranging from the CDC and WHO to news sources within New Jersey. From the CDC and WHO you will find all the data you need to know about COVID-19 itself and how to keep yourselves safe. The NJ related articles list what the state of NJ is doing to keep everyone safe and how it affects you directly. The Employers Guide to COVID is another great resource for business owners trying to navigate the pandemic specifically.

We here at =SPACE are doing our best to make sure everyone makes it out of this pandemic stronger than before. As well as continue to provide programming that keeps our community connected and thriving. Please everyone, stay safe, stay healthy and remember that we can make it through together.

Snapshot of resources:

Restrictions; Murphy’s executive order included the following:

  • Banning gatherings of 50 or more people.
  • All public, private, and parochial preschool programs, elementary and secondary schools, all charter and renaissance schools and institutions of higher education beginning Wednesday.
  • All casinos, concert venues, nightclubs, racetracks, gyms, fitness centers and classes, movie theaters, and performing arts centers must close at 8:00 p.m. Monday.
  • All other non-essential retail, recreational, and entertainment businesses must close after 8 p.m. Monday.
  • All restaurant establishments, with or without a liquor or limited brewery license, are limited to offering delivery and/or take out-services only. No dine-in service will be allowed.

Let’s Write That Book NOW!

A webisode for future authors and entrepreneurial creatives.

You have a great idea, amazing concept, and the urge to get all this writing out but where do you start?! Now is the perfect time! You can birth an amazing body of work AND create passive income in the time of online business strategies.

This workshop is for future authors and entrepreneurs that are ready to take the next step on their ideas and show the world what they’ve got! We’ll cover tips on writing, marketing, and best practices for your book.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

The Founder and CEO of Think Like A Boss considers herself a professional dream chaser. Alexandra Bernard-Simmons has mastered both the business and creative world as a successful entrepreneur, author, and entertainer. With her background as a choreographer and overall entertainer, Alexandra has worked with MTV, VH1, BET, Comcast Cable, Tru Tv, ABC, and A&E Network to name a few. She had a role in Step Up, the dance movie trilogy. She’s also opened and shared the stage with legends like Bobbie Brown, Biz Markie, Doug-e Fresh, Slick Rick, Naughty by Nature, & Mr. Vegas. She has worked on video sets with French Montana and interviewed countless celebrities like Lance Gross, Busta Rhymes, Lamman Rucker, Tobias Truvillian, Yandy Smith, and many more.

Tips of the Trade: Learn to Project Manage from a Pro

A webisode for small business owners, solopreneurs, and newly remote teams.

Working from home can inspire a whole new way of work-life existence, or it can be an unmanageable beast to those who thrive in the realm of fluorescent lights, small cubicles, and a set schedule. Whether you are a pro or a newbie, anytime is a great time to develop new skills and learn about sustainable and proactive ways to manage your clients, your business, and most importantly, yourself. =SPACE has partnered with Dayo Adiatu, the founder of GrindGroups; a community platform that excels in accountability and project management, to provide you with this MASTERCLASS for project management. Tune in and learn how to be your best productive self!

During the training, you’ll learn:

How To Manage Projects With Small and Remote Teams

Which Budget-friendly Tools Will Make Your Life Easier

How To Manage Your Time and Keep Your Team/Yourself Productive

How To Keep Your Team Engaged And Productive

Business Boosting Projects Any Team Can Work While On Quarantine

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Dayo Adiatu is a Nigerian-American small business owner and writer who is passionate about creating diverse communities of female entrepreneurs. She uses her multifaceted experience in management, business development, and marketing to head a Digital Marketing Agency called LeadGen180. In addition to LeadGen180, Dayo leads an online accountability group for women entrepreneurs and creatives dubbed Grind Groups. She graduates with her MBA from Rutgers University, May 2019.

Google Black Small Business Livestream: Make Your Website Work for You

Makerhoods & =SPACE has collaborated once again in recognition of Black History Month!

On Tuesday, February 25th, Grow with Google will celebrate Black History Month by hosting a Black Small Business Meetup in Washington, D.C. and we want you to be a part of it – virtually, that is!

If you work with Black-owned businesses in your community – or with organizations that do – we hope you’ll join us in gathering them together for a viewing party. This special workshop will showcase how to create a search-friendly website that drives user action and supports business goals. The workshop will also be followed by an inspirational panel featuring successful small business and entrepreneurs who have used digital tools to grow.

EVENT AGENDA

2:30 PM: Check-in/Light networking

2:45 PM: Introductions

2:50 PM: Livestream Starts

4:00 PM: Networking

4:30 PM: End of Event

You Are Called: Redefining Success with Rha Goddess, author of The Calling

Join us for a provocative dialogue with Rha Goddess Founder & CEO of Move The Crowd, and author of The Calling: The 3 Fundamental Shifts To Stay True, Get Paid, and Do Good. This event will be part mixer, discussion, and Q&A as we explore the 3 core shifts that entrepreneurs need to embrace to succeed and progress with sustainable results and move through any perceived limitations while pursuing their purpose and calling.

“Rha Goddess has dedicated her life to helping others find their passion, their purpose and their profit. The Calling, gives you a front row seat to her innovative and timely approach.”

– Daymond John, New York Times Bestselling Author, Celebrity Entrepreneur and Investor, ABC’s Shark Tank.

AGENDA:

12:00pm – 12:20pm – Arrival & Mixer

12:20pm – 12:45pm – Discussion

12:45pm – 1:30pm – Book signing*

**(With purchase[Retail Price: $25.99])

More about Rha Goddess:

Rha Goddess is the entrepreneurial soul coach behind hundreds of breakthrough changemakers, cultural visionaries and social entrepreneurs. From multiple NY Times Bestsellers to multi-million dollar social enterprises, Rha’s unique methodology has empowered a new generation of conscious entrepreneurs to stay true, get paid, and do good. From the onset of her more than 30-year career as a cultural innovator, social impact strategist and creative change agent, Rha has drawn on the power of creativity, culture and community to move hearts, minds and policy. Rha’s work has focused on issues of racial justice and equality, electoral politics, offender aid and restoration, mental health and youth and women’s empowerment and contributed to initiatives that have impacted millions of lives. As CEO of Move The Crowd, Rha is galvanizing a movement of 1 Million entrepreneurs dedicated to re-imagining “work” as a vehicle for creative expression, financial freedom and societal transformation. Rha’s new book, The Calling (St. Martin’s Press) leverages her unique methodology into a step by step blueprint for finding your purpose and making your most profitable contribution.

“AMOR FATI”: The Art Revelation by David D. Oquendo

EQUALSPACE is proud to present David D. Oquendo’s “Amor Fati”. Loosely translated to “Love of Fate”; Amor Fati is used to describe an attitude in which one sees everything that happens in one’s life, including suffering and loss, as good or, at the very least, necessary. Oquendo has developed a personally constructed script. He calls this writing system, “Metaphrase”. This “Metaphrase” is a series that includes large-scale wall renderings (indoor and outdoor) and mixed media paintings. The artwork explores the artist’s ideas and questions of identity, language, meditation, religion, and life. Oquendo is steering his work to align with his beliefs and practice of Stoicism and positive affirmations that help him make incremental progress in his life and his struggle with depression, suicidal thoughts, and his disability. AMOR FATI is the practice of loving everything that happens and seeing all circumstances as a chance to grow. Not just accepting it, nor simply tolerating it, but leaning into it. As a Latinx individual, there’s no other way to live.

AGENDA:

6:30PM – Networking

7:05PM- Introductions

7:10PM – Artist Talk w/David Oquendo (Moderated by Citi Medina, Founder of =SPACE)

7:40PM- Networking & Tour of Artwork/=SPACE’s new facility addition

8:40PM – Closing Remarks

9:00PM – End of Event

RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/Am0RFAt1

 ABOUT THE ARTWORK

David Oquendo’s artwork explores the artist’s ideas and questions of identity, language, meditation, religion, and life. The genesis of the series is personal. The artist was diagnosed with a learning disability as a child – causing difficulty in speech, comprehension, translation, and writing. Each letter is a system that has been influenced by Textualis Quadrata with hints of Eastern Kufic and Hebrew calligraphy. Completion finds the balance between obfuscate text and the beauty of calligraphy. With this series, David D. Oquendo challenges the notion of what language must be, how language must be used and how language must look like.

Oquendo believes that language is not only about communicating with one another, it is also a tool to develop meaning in the world around us. Language allows one to categorize, and to normalize; it allows us to look at multifaceted ideas and simplify it. It also allows us to build a sense of self, a sense of security and comfort in our own being. It lets us believe that we are in fact someone in particular, and someone unique. It distinguishes the artist, Oquendo, from you, the audience. Language stabilizes the disarray of existence. But only to a point because of all the possibilities it offers it is also limiting. It doesn’t allow one to articulate the entirety of existence and therefore fails to alleviate the artist’s fear of it. This failure of language, especially language beautifully displayed, to mitigate the artist’s fearful fascination of existence is a major theme in “Metaphrase”. The work is created by the artist, for the artist, yet admired and unraveled by the audience.

=SPACE Continues Rapid Expansion Becoming Largest Black Owned Sharespace In New Jersey

Premium sharespace =SPACE continues their commitment to providing access and resources to the Newark community with their multi-floor 6,000 sq. foot expansion at 89 Market St. in Newark. 

Creating a space with multicultural business owners in mind, =SPACE continues to provide opportunities and valuable industry connections to multicultural founders, women ventures, and LGBTQ+ enterprises. Partnering with RBH Group, one of the most impactful leaders of inclusive civic progression in Newark for the expansion, =SPACE will now offer a multimedia suite for content creators and event space across two floors. 

“As one of the largest Black/Brown owned shared-spaces in New Jersey, we dedicate ourselves to providing opportunities and resources to multicultural founders, women ventures, and LGBTQ+ enterprises. We love Newark and always step up to the challenge of ensuring our space is accessible to all individuals who enter our humble abode. With the city’s entrepreneurial community ever growing, =SPACE wants to open wider doors for new and long standing local techies, freelancers, creatives, and everyone in-between.” – Akosua Ayim Interim CEO, =SPACE

=SPACE is excited to continue to participate in the shaping of the Newark community, solidifying their commitment to becoming a beacon of greatness and source of support in the city of Newark.

If you are media interested in covering the expansion, please contact Tequilla White at tequilla@tequillawhitepr.com

About =SPACE

A premium sharespace created with multicultural business owners in mind, =SPACE provides resources for startups, coaching for tech companies and access to minority business owners. With a multimedia suite, monthly programming and access to a workspace specifically tailored to your cultural identity, =SPACE has become a pillar in the Newark community and a hub for innovative thought leaders.