EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a new series of Spotlights shined on graduates of the PhillyiHub. This free business training program, coordinated by Mt. Airy CDC, provides participants with a framework that helps them build on strengths and address weaknesses. With the PhillyiHub Spotlight, we’ll check in with folks who’ve completed the program and see how far they’ve traveled since then.
When did you complete the PhillyiHub?
What is the name of your business?
Maisha Jackson Design
Tell us about your business concept:
My business provides beautiful and practical bags, masks and accessories that make the customer smile.
How did you hear about PhillyiHub?
How did the PhillyiHub impact your business concept?
The class helped me organize and prioritize development stages. It was very good for my business and me. Instruction was tight, thorough and addressed the points critical to small business start up or expansion. The most important benefit for me was the camaraderie, encouragement and support from other people in the class. It was truly inspiring to learn with so many enthusiastic people who have unique ideas, determination, hope and vision.
At what stage would you describe your business now?
Since the class, I have reorganized my craft business, overcome my fear of photography, launched a professional-looking Etsy shop, and made some online sales. I am looking forward to doing more!
What advice do you have for incoming PhillyiHub students?
Get the most out of your classes, be open, ask questions, and share concerns.