Season Greetings & Happy New Year

2020 Year In Review

Dear Subscribers and Readers,

It’s certainly been an interesting year, and I’d like to thank you for your engagement, and participation throughout 2020. Yes, it’s been a tough year, between the pandemic, and the Black Lives Matter movement.  Yet the country showed its determination to change and it has been amazing to witness the kindness and the mutual support for this cultural awakening.

Stepping Out Of My Comfort Zone

With new awareness, many businesses began to highlight BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color).  A collaboration between Seed Spot and Let’s Care gave me the courage to step out of my introverted comfort zone. 

I spoke to Matt the founder of Let’s Care for the Reimaging Impact podcast about my goal of launching a mobile application to assist people with food allergies.  Our common frustrations about food management and daily obstacles renewed my passion of assisting the food allergy community.  

READ LET’S CARE PODCAST INTERVIEW HERE 

Black Business Owner Abroad

James Holmes created Songtan Mugs where he sells custom apparel and mugs.  Working in the military gave him a sense of community and an entrepreneurial mindset.  Living in South Korea he discusses how he deals with discrimination, multicultural development, and his hopes for the future.   

READ BLACK BUSINESS OWNER IN KOREA INTERVIEW HERE

Marketing Strategies In The “New Normal”

Many conferences and events turned virtual and the Tech In Asia Product Development Conference was no different.  AirAsia and Grab technical pivot amid the pandemic provided key takeaways and insights for businesses both large and small.

READ PRODUCT MARKETING AMIDST COVID-19 HERE 

I couldn’t have guessed at the beginning of the year being accepted into the Association of Women in Science business accelerator that my path would lead to where I am today.  I look forward to next year and seeing what challenges and exciting events will occur.         

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If you found value in any of the posts this year about small businesses and South Korea please forward this post and share it on your social media.  If you’re new here and this is your first-time please subscribe for future updates. 

I’ll be back in the new year with more resources to make your next small business steps the best yet.  Until then, Happy Holidays and A Happy New Year! 

Image by:  S. Hermann & F. Richter from Pixabay

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