The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga, along with the Urban League Young Professionals, will host the Second Annual Entrepreneur Power Luncheon on Wed., March 26 at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Keynote speaker Lisa Price, Founder and President of Carol’s Daughter, will share how she transformed a hobby of mixing up fragrances and creams at home into a multimillion dollar beauty empire.
Ms. Price, with only $100 in cash and her own kitchen, began building the collection that would become a beauty revolution. Price began by selling her homespun beauty products at flea markets, setting up shop in her living room as demand increased for unique products such as Love Butter, Hair Milk and Black Vanilla Hair Smoothie.
“From the very beginning, the success of my products was due to word-of-mouth. My small home-based business rapidly grew, aided by the encouragement and assistance of family members and friends,” said Lisa Price. “As an entrepreneur, it is easy to get lost navigating through the business world. That is why I believe organizations like the Urban League that share resources and provide support and educational forums are vital to the success of entrepreneurs and business owners."
In 2013, The Entrepreneur Center assisted more than 90 businesses through a combination of services including training classes and workshops, mentorships, business plan development and identification of financing and procurement opportunities.
“The Entrepreneur Center is about creating and leveraging scalable minority and women-owned businesses that can sustain and add to the community's inventory of livable wage jobs,” said Warren E. Logan, Jr., president and CEO of the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga.
To be an event sponsor or purchase a company table for the Entrepreneur Power Luncheon, call 756-1762.