We had the good fortune of connecting with Signae Mckeiver and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Signae, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I initially didn’t know that I wanted to start a Business. All knew was that I loved to write untold stories and that i’ve been writing since I was 13 years old.The request started coming in so fast that my business went international in 6 months.

Once I started writing those stories it took 2 years to be paid to do it. It’s amazing to really look back now on all the work that has been accomplished from a childhood passion.

All I knew was that I had to write and do it as best as I could because other small businesses were counting on me.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I owned a Black Media Company. It’s called BLACKpreneur. First woman owned media company to date. I actually hold a lot of “first” for my generation and I am proud of that accomplishment.

What sets me apart from everyone else is that I don’t try to do what others are doing. I create and set the tone for myself. Iv’e been successful in building a community Of over a half of million subscribers and followers that love the stories I tell.

My favorite phase is “Necessity is the mother of invention”. “Violence and adversity are the Mother and Father of our communities environment” and it’s time to change that. It’s a New Day.

I’ve accomplished where I am business wise by staying consistent, taking ownership, helping others, and keeping myself uncomfortable so that I can learn and grow more.

No it was not easy, I went through my hardest part of life while creating my business and brand. I got divorced and buried both of my parents. As a matter of fact, I can still hear the hospital machine sounds in my head when I sat in between a crash cart and my mother laying in a hospital bed. I remember telling myself to stay consistent because life is going to happen, change is inevitable. You have to adapt.

Adversity shouldn’t stop you. It should fuel you to want more. “Pain has birthed more millionaires than we give credit to”. There’s rewards with pain if you apply pressure.

We need change, pain and adversity to push us to be greater. Life and everything that it gives is necessary.

BLACKpreneur is a brand that will be long lasting even after me. It will be a staple for small businesses and children that seek more opportunities that life has to offer.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Oh definitely I rooftop restaurant ( happiest hour or the henry, an art museum, farmer market and a sporting event. I love sports whether its baseball, basketball or football.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I definitely want to shoutout my Parents for allowing my to be a free creative thinker. As well as my children, they are my heartbeat.

Website: https://blackpreneurmagazineinc.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/soulnaesignae/?hl=en

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/signae-m-226101126/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Blackpreneurmedia/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8gnbVde5F_6Dt7RvV3Gh3g

Image Credits
Mayor Ivy Taylor Blackpreneur Basketball Tournament

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