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How Sherane Chen Went From Waitress To Entrepreneur With Her Six-Figure Restaurant Marketing Company

This woman went from working in restaurants to creating a company that does the work for the restaurants! Sherane Chen began her first job at Steak ‘n Shake as a waitress at age 16. By age 21, she would go on to launch a business that specializes in restaurant marketing. According to Insider, today, our good sis is bringing in six figures! How did she manage to turn her business into something that was so lucrative? Chen first gained restaurant industry experience through jobs such as waitressing at the Steak ‘n Shake at only age 16. She also studied marketing and used her confidence to spot an opportunity that allowed her to combine the two and strike while the iron was hot! While she studied communications at the University of North Florida, Chen worked in restaurants, planning ahead and saving her coins because eventually, she would want to launch her own business. She worked as a waitress for years before she landed a job in marketing at a local place in North Florida by the...

Shanique Yates

Jul 27, 2021

How The 'Beyoncé of Marketing' Created A Culturally-Unique Company To Offer Black Folk A Seat At The Table

For many professionals navigating creative spaces, it can seem difficult to find your own lane in such a saturated market. But for Browned 2 Perfection (B2P) founder Junae Brown, being her own boss was always a part of her master plan to dominate the marketing industry. Brown — a Harlem native whose been dubbed by her peers as the “Beyoncé of Marketing” — knew early on in her life that she always had a knack for marketing and event planning. Coming from a strong-spirited entrepreneurial family, Brown tells AfroTech that seeing so many people around her take charge of their own lives inspired her to want to do the same. Being the planner of her friend groups and family was a natural talent for Brown, and after serving as the President of Student Activities at her alma mater — Five Towns College — she realized that she had great potential to succeed in the marketing industry. “I really love being able to take something from point A to point Z,” she tells us. “Most people that I...

Njera Perkins

Jun 23, 2021