March 5: Kickoff Women’s History Month

On March 4, 2019, Kasie & Shennice welcomed the organizers of Girls Block into the studio. Here are the show notes:


Kasie Whitener, Clemson Road Consulting, DMSB

Shennice Cleckley, Smart Cookie Coaching

Catherine Hunsinger & Kati Baldwin, Girls Block

Theme for the day:

Women’s History Month Kickoff: Artist Entrepreneurs

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Agenda review:

  • Learn more about Girls Block and Catherine & Kati’s efforts
  • Artists as Entrepreneurs

Segment 1:

According to their website, “Girls Block is here to provide multiple platforms for your business or artistry.  Partnering with multiple voices and programs in South Carolina, we want you to know how important and needed your work is.”

What was the inspiration for Girls Block? What made you decide this was something you needed to pursue?

It’s this one-day event, the Annual Block Party, this upcoming Saturday, but is it more than that? What are some strategic plans you’ve made for the initiative?

Partnerships and collaborations are going to be key. Who are some of your current partnerships with and who are some of your Wish List partners?

It’s March! Wanna read about some Kickass Women Entrepreneurs? Here’s the first list of the month. Share your nominees for Kickass Women Entrepreneurs and we’ll highlight a few badass ladies on the program each week.

Segment 2

We’ve talked about Artists as Entrepreneurs on this show and we’ve supported the SC Arts Council for providing Fast Track and other entrepreneurial opportunities for artists.

What are some of the real challenges you see facing artist entrepreneurs?

What are some platforms or resources that you think are under utilized by artists building their businesses?

Is there a different struggle for women artists that goes beyond artist entrepreneurs in general? How does that struggle manifest? What can be done about it?

Segment 3

Walk us through the day on Saturday – when does the event begin? With what? When should people arrive? How long should they plan to stay?

What do you still need for Saturday to be a success? What does success look like?

How can we at Start Something, Columbia! support you?

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Start Something, Columbia! thanks the City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities for its support.


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