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 Sparespace 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. 

Newark Tech Week

Newark Tech Week provides an opportunity for all tech-based businesses in Newark to connect and introduce people to innovation in our city. Newark boasts a number of tech startups that produce ground-breaking ideas. Our mission is to showcase these amazing startups & businesses and celebrate Newark’s growth. We understand the power that each tech company in Newark has individually, and now we have a chance to make Newark our stage to show everyone what our tech community is made of. We are Newark, Silicon City.

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Ras In 60 — Podcast Debut

=SPACE & Little Engine Media are excited to announce the opening of our new, high-end podcast studio in coalition with our first recording partnership with no other than the Honorable Mayor Ras J. Baraka.

This is our latest addition in creating a space that caters to the needs of our members – content is king & now you can create your own with state of the art equipment and engineering.

Ras in 60 offers a new experience and viewpoint into the life of an impactful thought leader and political figure. This will not be your conventional political podcast. During each episode, prepare to be intrigued by new information you will hear straight from the Mayor himself. He will include segments on fitness, lifestyle, health, Newark’s progress in development and more.

In this episode of Ras in 60 you will be Meeting the Mayor. In this introductory episode Mayor Baraka will talk about his fitness routine, his favorite music artist, the VMAs coming to Newark, the Forbes Opportunity Zone Summit and much more.

Each show is expected to be about an hour long but please keep in mind since this is an introductory podcast the first episode is expected to be shorter than future shows.

Stay tuned for future episodes as they will involve a series of conversations between the Mayor of Newark and guests who are doing work to move Newark and/ or the culture forward.

Click play and listen to episode 1 of Ras in 60!

Get involved in every conversation by hashtagging #Rasin60

Ras in 60 is also available on Spotify

Newark First Fridays Starts May 3

=SPACE Partners With NFF To Offer Free Coworking & Other Interactive Activities

RSVP FOR FREE COWORKING OPPORTUNITY HERE

Each month, Newark First Fridays (NFF) showcases emerging artists, makers, artisan food vendors, musicians, and uniquely talented street performers. Seeking to empower equitable business and exposure to Newark as a complete city.

=SPACE will be participating in NFF and offering free space, along with fun interactive experiences. Check out our IG page for more real-time updates! Find out more on the NFF website! 

Here are a few other venues that will also be participating:

Brick City Comedy Revue: 8pm – 10pm

     Join them for the Brick City Comedy Revue hosted by Justin Williams-May 3rd is the 5th anniversary of the show, got Newark’s own Lucas Brothers headlining!

 Newark First Fridays Bike Tour: 6:15pm – 8pm

     Led by Girls on Bikes + Brick City Bike Collective, the bike tour will meet at 5:30 PM and takeoff at 6:15 PM beginning at the Southern Plaza of Military Park (intersection of Broad Street & Park Place).

     Save the date(s); explore select Official Stops monthly and have a good time riding around the city of Newark! Bike rentals provided by Newark Community Cycling Collective

Burger Walla: 11am – 6pm

     Seeks to be a part of the fabric of the city and the neighborhood we are continuing to build. It is about being a cool spot with fresh and tasty food.

Google Livestream Workshop: Brand Awareness

A brand is a personality that identifies a product, service or company, including a name, term, sign, symbol or design. A brand also represents the relationships between customers, staff, partners, investors, and so forth.
Building an audience is more valuable than direct sales for over 70% of brand managers. B2B companies with brands that are perceived as strong generate a higher EBIT margin than others. 
In this livestream powered by Google, you’ll learn about brand awareness and receive…
  • Real-time guidance from Google experts
  • Details on different advertising campaign types
  • Instructions on how to increase leads, sales, and brand awareness
  • How-to’s for first-time users on choosing goals and measuring success
Be one of the first 15 attendees and get a special edition swag from Google (may include free ad credit)!
You can also come and enjoy some light networking!
Makerhoods & =SPACE both focus on supporting the growth of small businesses in different sectors. We took this opportunity to use Google via their program Grow with Google as the great connector. Grow with Google is an initiative that’s committed to helping people across the United States gain the digital skills they need to help grow their careers and businesses.

RSVP HERE