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.

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.

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.

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

Port Authority of NY/NJ Officially Opens Community Outreach Center At =SPACE

We are proud to announce that =SPACE has developed a partnership with The Port Authority of NY/NJ. They officially opened their community outreach center in our Maxblau facility on April 15th. At the opening day celebration, we hosted a slew of powerhouses from New Jersey & New York including Congressman Payne Jr., Mayor Baraka, and the Executive Director of the Port Authority.

The Port Authority takes an active role in the many communities they serve. They believe in being proactive and forging strong relationships with federal, state and local government officials, as well as community groups and leaders.

Their Department of Government & Community Relations serves as a valuable resource for elected officials, residents and community organizations. The Port Authority’s dedicated staff serves as a liaison between their departments and the community, offering updates on major projects as well as the day-to-day business of the Port Authority.

Women-In-Novation RECAP

Women-In-Novtion was a major success. We had over 100 attendees with varying ages, genders, and professions. We are proud of all of the hard work that the EQUASPACE team put into this production!

There were so many powerful and awe-inspiring moments that created a wonderful and supportive energy. All of the speakers’ positive advice and vocalized dedication to equity and inclusion were welcomed messages to all attendees. 

The moderator of the panel of phenoms, Natasha Rogers, asked thought-provoking questions, promoting the panelists to talk about raising the bar and dedication to endless excellence. The younger students in the audience, especially took their words and advice to heart. 

Breakout speakers Lindsey Holmes & Cy Lauz focused on the hard-hitting realities of this imperfect world, with not just constructive viewpoints, but also solutions for audience members to take heed and use in their daily lives. They spoke of humanism, diversity in thought & culture, and how both play an important part in the evolution of our global society.

Keynote Speaker, Aisha Glover, spoke on the importance of recognizing positive mental health and reliability. She received such high praise for her motivating and relatable rhetoric.

This event was not only a success because of the phenomenal attendees and speakers, but also because of our sponsors. We want to give a special thanks to the Greater Newark Enterprises Corporation (GNEC), Newark Downtown District (NDD), and most gratefully, the Grammy Museum. This event would not have been as spectacular as it was without any of them and we are so proud to have them as all-star supporters of our business and entrepreneurial community.