Lengthy Seashore native girl, Sharifah Hardie, the “Queen of the Residence Enchancment”.
Amid the chaos, Sharifah Hardie, a Long Beach woman, has come out fearlessly to bring a sense of relief to business owners. After all, she is well aware of the pain these business owners are experiencing. She’s seen it many times, more than once.
After eight layoffs over 20 years who lost everything but the clothes on her back, found no work with a living wage, two divorces, and minimal support for her entrepreneurial ambitions, this single mother of two knew she was waiting for that someone came and rescued them, or government support to support them, was highly unlikely.
Ms. Hardie was not satisfied with just offering advice, public relations, website design, social media marketing, podcast creation, and branding services for her troubled businesses through her Ask Sharifah company. She felt that she had to do more. In March 2020 she went into the so-called DIY mode.
She started the daily live show The Round Table Talk Show with five guests per episode. On this exciting business talk show, audiences learn from the C-Suite’s top experts, thought leaders, and executives who know what’s going on in the world.
At the Round Table Talk Show, guests share their unique business prospects, give advice, tips and guidelines for the small businesses to help each other and cope with this global pandemic. With such phenomenal guests and without a set topic, nobody can imagine where the conversation will lead.
With nearly 300 episodes produced during the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Round Table Talk Show is available on iheart Radio, YouTube, Tune In, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and major podcast platforms.
Then in 2021, Ms. Hardie saw a need for more networking opportunities for black business owners. She worked with the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce to start a chapter in Long Beach, CA.
The SCBCC, a business organization dedicated to improving the economic environment for the minority of businesses and promoting business development and prosperity, with a particular focus on economic development, community development, public order and member services, offers women Hardie the opportunity to further support these companies.
In her role as President, Ms. Hardie serves the business community in Long Beach and the surrounding towns of Lakewood, Cerritos, Bellflower, Carson, Torrance, Downey, Lynwood, and Norwalk.
“Black-owned small businesses clearly have problems during the economic upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most importantly, black-owned small businesses struggled for years before the global pandemic. Too many business owners don’t know what resources are available to keep their businesses going, ”says Ms. Hardie.
“Small businesses strengthen our community and our country. We must do everything in our power to improve every business’s access to grants, information and resources. We also need to ensure that entrepreneurs are ready to take advantage of these programs. My goal is to work with more organizations and get sponsorship from companies that are committed to the success of our small businesses. “
Mrs. Hardie felt again that she had to do more. It was time to reach out to more people. She started IT TV – The It TV Network. A network for business owners, entrepreneurs, C-suite executives and creatives. The network currently has airtime and is considering new content.
There is more to be done, however, and more to be done will require your assistance.
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