Working Twice as Hard | The Reality of Entrepreneurship for Black Women

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"Be your own boss."

"Live like most people won't, so you can live like most people can't."

"Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life."

You've probably seen these quotes in books about starting a business. What they won't tell you is the truth about what it really takes to be your own boss-especially if you're a Black woman. Author Quinisha Jackson-Wright reveals the harsh truths about entrepreneurship, like shaky income, loneliness, and nightmare clients. Working Twice as Hard is a no-holds-barred guide for Black women who want to know the good, bad, and ugly of entrepreneurship.

You'll read stories from other Black women business owners about:

  • Healing from the wounds of a toxic work culture

  • The task of building a solid support system

  • Ongoing pressure to be a "Strong Black Woman"

  • Setting your own pace in the fast-moving digital era

Quinisha K. Jackson-Wright is an author, freelance journalist, and blogger who covers finance and careers from the lens of a millennial Black woman. Quinisha founded the website Money the Wright Way in 2017 to share her experience of learning about personal finance and to speak about the systemic barriers to reaching financial independence for Black women.

Through promoting her website and brand, Quinisha gained recognition as an authority in the finance space and has since landed writer bylines in The New York Times, Business Insider, Forge by Medium, ZORA by Medium, The Muse, USA Today, The Financial Diet, and more.

She is a regular contributor to major brands like Verizon, Chime, Charlie Finance, and DollarSprout. Quinisha has spoken as a panelist for organizations including The Author’s Guild and Elevate Money, and is featured as a subject matter expert for Chime, Come Write With Us, and Make a Living Writing. She was a finalist in the 11th Annual Plutus Awards Category for Best Personal Finance Content for Underserved Communities.

Prior to her career as a freelance writer, Quinisha completed five years of active duty military service and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy in 2016. She works and lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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