Topics We Explored:
- How Karwanna forged a path beyond what her community could offer, towards a college education, a job in corporate America, and, ultimately, starting her own business
- The differences between chasing a purpose vs. chasing a profit within her own business
- Why keeping a positive mindset plus connecting with people who are winning is so important during the pandemic
- How pivoting during challenging times can keep your business successful
- What the epiphany was that gave Karwanna the opportunity to give back to the urban community she grew up in
“When I started my business, I started it with determination. No matter how many times I made mistakes, I knew it was possible and I didn’t give up.” – Karwanna Dyson (Tweet this.)
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- She’s Got Goals
- Start Finishing by Charlie Gilkey
About Karwanna Dyson:
Karwanna Dyson is a female Black entrepreneur helping other women and minorities build successful and sustainable businesses by becoming government contractors. Her path to success, however, wasn’t an easy or straight one.
After graduating from CSU Hayward with a BA in Mass Communications, Dyson embarked on her career with Pacific Bell. While the environment, pay, and benefits were wonderful, her creativity was stifled by the monotony of repeating the same thing day in and out. Having missed so many milestones with her first baby, she was determined to be fully present for her next child and so, she followed her heart and started her own business, Big Mouth Productions.
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