Can I Do It All?
I have been a hairstylist for 20 yrs or more. I feel burnt out I started a nonprofit to give back to the single mothers with low income. I will rehab rundown houses in the redline neighborhoods make it affordable housing for single mothers with educational workshops, consulting and career opportunity. I also have a travel business, I sell traveling packages at great prices. I want my businesses to interact with each other in a productive way and impact lives. What is your advice for me in building the businesses together?
I have experience in running non-profit organizations for over 10 years. Fundraising is the most critical skill that you need. Asking others to give and donate their time and money over and over.
Habitat for Humanity's headquarter is based in Atlanta, GA (not far from Duluth). I would recommend you volunteer in their fundraising division. Build the necessary skills and experience to ask for money from corporations, organizations, and individual donors.
In the meantime, you will establish professional contacts in the residential construction business. They may assist you in rehab rundown houses at a reasonable price.
I want to start by saying that I commend your goal of providing support to your local community; especially as it relates to single mothers.
Your first question: Can I do it all? Could be interpreted in several different ways, but I will answer based on the context you've provided and your hope of determining whether or not the two businesses can be combined or support one another.
What comes to mind for me is noted below. Hopefully, it helps.
Ebony, CareerVillage.org Team recommends the following next steps: