Running a business is hard—but running a business while black introduces a whole new set of challenges. Between layovers, jetlag, and video conference calls, it's tough to always look your best when you’re always on the go. We get it. Of all the things black business owners must sacrifice, style shouldn’t be one. A well polished and put-together appearance says a lot about you before you even speak, it speaks to your attention to detail, level of professionalism, and even signals to the level of your success. We live in a superficial society based on social cues and appearances. Luckily, we’ve put together a quick style guide to help you stay on point at all times.
Your job as an entrepreneur often involves a lot of hustling during the day. When you are shuffling between meetings, negotiations, arrangements, and management tasks, things can get pretty hectic (and even pretty sweaty). A travel grooming kit can help you stay refreshed during the day. Here is what to include in your mini carry on grooming kit:
Do you have a hard time putting outfits together? Hate it when your clothes just don’t match? It may be time to go functional with your entire wardrobe. Adopt the smart casual look for all occasions and create outfits that are interchangeable with each other. Avoid those loud/ hard-to-forget pieces and focus on the timeless staples. Every shirt in your closet should match perfectly with any pair of pants regarding color and style. When everything matches you will never be stuck in a spot where you don’t have something good to wear.
Thanks to technology and modern tools, we’re now more productive than ever. The right accessories can make your job a lot easier when you are constantly on the go. Before your next big trip, make sure you have:
Of course, there are plenty of other things you can do to stay groomed even as you travel internationally or skip from interviews to meetings but these tips are a good start for any entrepreneur that finds it hard to stay on point during the hustle and bustle of creating your own way.