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Dear 2020…

I don’t like you… NOT ONE BIT!!! I don’t know how anyone else feels but 2020 is not what I had in mind as my “perfect vision” AT ALL!!! How are all of you out there in the virtual world? This year has been filled with blow after blow. From the death of the legendary […]

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Ready For More!!!

Good evening!   I pray that the tail end of 2018 brought you all of the love and happiness your heart could stand! I don’t know about you, but as we move into 2019 all I can say is that I am “Ready For More!!!” For me, 2019 will be all about ELEVATION, ABUNDANCE &  […]

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Business is Never Personal

Raise your hand if you’re a serial entrepreneur. Ok, now raise your hand if you’ve gone into business with family or friends and things fizzled as quickly as they started… I’ve experienced both ends of the spectrum and you know what… it was all a learning experience. It isn’t always about who’s right or wrong when you disagree, it’s […]

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Your Wildest Dreams

My first international trip was in 1998. My cousin Kim and I sold candy, hot fries and anything we could for an entire school year to raise enough money to go to Jamaica. I was 16 years old and this was my first mission’s trip. Initially, we stayed at a hotel and eventually moved in […]

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Vessel for Your Vision

Have you ever shared your hopes and dreams with a friend? Do you ever sit and daydream about all the things you would do once you got your business off the ground??? I have, many times! Some things I execute and others… well … let’s say they have a longer shelf life! Now, let’s talk […]

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What’s it’s Like to be a Boss

Starting your own business is definitely not for the faint of heart. It takes a leap of Faith, Thick Skin and in most cases Money! As a serial entrepreneur, some of the things I’ve learned along the way is to first, be prepared for setbacks. Find contingency plans in case your vision needs tweaking. Secondly, […]

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The Three E’s I Focus On

When I first started The L.A.C.E. Project I knew that it was important to focus on our goals to help women. That is when I came up with my Three E’s. EDUCATE Help Send a Deserving Young Lady to College for the Past 3 Years. Also, provide workshops throughout the year to help the community […]

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Unlike most scholarships, the L.A.C.E project is more like a family. Even after I received the scholarship they have continued to keep in touch with me. They’ve helped me step out of my comfort zone by inviting me to social events. Attending these events have helped me gain the confidence I needed to pursue the goals I set for myself that I would otherwise not have the drive to do so. They ensured that I stayed on track with my career as a full-time student while working part-time. The L.A.C.E project has guided me, uplifted me, and sent me on a journey for greatness. – Malynta Anthony

My name is Silver Koen and I met Arkeisha Cox in 2016, through a mutual friend. And we instantly clicked like we had been friends forever! It was refreshing to meet a young black professional woman like myself that had similar morals & goals. So we often met for lunch & dinner conversing about life and our goals to uplift young black women and even start businesses. I am so grateful to have such an amazing friend that you can not only laugh, cry with but also inspire you to do better in life. Thank you Arkeisha Cox & I look forward to many more years of friendship and possible business partners. – Silver Koen

Mrs.Cox has been a great inspiration & motivator to me. She has showed me that as a black woman, you can be successful. I don’t have to be the product of a stereotype, I can be more. The L.A.C.E Project has allowed me to be introduced to many independent & successful black businesswomen. I have learned so much from Mrs. Cox and she has always supported me in everything I do. I am a proud scholarship recipient of the L.A.C.E project. – Aeriana Holifield