Where is Your Third Place? Denkyem Hosts It’s First Third Thursday Event

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Lately, our team has been thinking a lot about the idea of a “third place”, – a concept that describes a space distinct from home and work. A third place is an environment where individuals can gather, interact, and engage in community authentically outside of their usual routines. A third place is a vital component …

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Unwrap the Spirit of Entrepreneurship: Introducing the Denkyem Entrepreneur Gift Box!

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The holiday season is not just about giving and receiving gifts; it’s a time to celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship and collaboration demonstrated this year. Today, we are thrilled to introduce the Denkyem Entrepreneur Gift Box – a curated collection that goes beyond the ordinary, embracing the essence of local Black businesses. Unbox the magic …

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Free Resources to Continue Your Learning As a Business Owner 

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Being a small business owner usually means that you operate in many different roles. We’ve put together a list of free resources to use when you’re looking to gain knowledge in the various areas of your business.  Use Your King County Library Card LinkedIn Learning  LinkedIn learning is an online course library that covers skills …

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Denkyem Launches New Loan Application

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We’re all about making lending work for Black owned businesses. That’s why we’ve introduced a new and improved application! Applicants can receive prequalification in just 6 steps. After that, it’s all about connecting with our team. A streamlined process means that we can spend more time building trust, understanding your needs, and growing the relationship …

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Denkyem Reads: Financial Finesse

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Tashara Ramese is a local accountant and community leader. She built her business as a way to create a sustainable life for herself as a working mother. Her book, Financial Finesse, came from a desire to take away the intimidation that dealing with finances often creates for entrepreneurs. This detailed guide goes into vocabulary, budgeting, …

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Denkyem Reads: Believe in Yourself

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Jaebadiah Gardner is the founder of GardenerGlobal, Inc. and Onpoint Real Estate. We read his book Believe in Yourself as the 3rd installment in our Denkyem Reads series. Believe in Yourself is an unfiltered look at an entrepreneur’s journey. It captures the wins and the struggles in Jaebadiah’s journey with a sense of humor and …

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Denkyem Reads: Think It, Write It, Declare It

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Last month we had the pleasure of reading Think It, Write It, Declare It  by Debrena Jackson Gandy. Debrena is a business coach and the best selling author of All the Joy You Can Stand, and Sacred Pampering Principles. Her coaching style is known for putting self-care first, so that you can reach clarity in …

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Elementary Lessons: Hiking Lake Stank

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Here is an analogy… Imagine you are walking your favorite trail and you notice that the lake is contaminated, what is your first inclination? This test will be graded: A) “That lake is stank! Instead of continuing our walk, let’s clean it up.” B) “That lake is stank! We need to get the park ranger, …

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Denkyem Reads: 100 Black Business Affirmations

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We’re kicking off Denkyem Reads with 100 Black Business Affirmations by Ma’at CC. Ma’at CC has a background in business administration. She is the owner of Nubian Business Consulting LLC, a consulting service supporting Black businesses. 100 Black Business Affirmations, is her 3rd publication focused on uplifting the Black community. It is a book rooted …

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Denkyem Reads

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We believe in local Black entrepreneurs. Part of our vision is that Black business owners will be trusted voices within their local communities. Voices that will support other small businesses, advocate for local causes, and inspire other aspiring entrepreneurs.  We will be looking to some of our local leaders to read what they have to …

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