Solo 2 CEO Business Academy leads women of color from solopreneurs to CEOs


A Certified Business and Life Strategist Helps Women Entrepreneurs Build and Grow Profitable, Sustainable and Authentic Service Businesses

According to American Express’ 2019 State of Women-Owned Businesses report, the average revenue of all women-owned businesses in the United States is $142,900. However, businesses owned by African-American women cost an average of only $24,000, an amount six times lower.

A company is on a mission to even out this statistical imbalance.

With a strong belief that business and the marketplace should be inclusive and racially and ethnically equitable, Solo 2 CEO Business Academy serves to empower women entrepreneurs of color with the strategies, systems, and support they need to become successful entrepreneurs. Successful CEOs in business and in life.

The business coaching firm is led by award-winning business strategist, Shayla N. Atkins. As a black woman herself, Shayla understands the struggles of business owners like her who fight systemic barriers to close the wealth gap. She has helped many clients through her coaching services to build high performing teams, streamline their operations and optimize their business model and now hosts an exclusive community which is a safe space for successful women of color to share their experiences, successes, lessons and knowledge.

“We’re bridging the transformation gap for women of color coaches, experts, and thought leaders who are ready to grow from Solopreneurs to CEO,” Shayla said.

In addition to being a Certified Coach, Shayla Atkins has a long list of credentials including being a wife and mother of twins, being awarded Brainz Magazine, one of the 2020 Top 500 Global Entrepreneurs, a Global Leader D&I of the Fortune 500, a Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt, a sought-after speaker and an author. She is also a certified change management expert and an experienced organizational development strategist and practitioner.

The Solo 2 CEO Business Academy offers a multi-faceted learning experience to its enrollees. Upon enrolling, they benefit from live coaching sessions, access to the academy’s private community, as well as a dedicated “Accountability Partner” who will serve as a trusted companion on the journey to personal growth. . Students will also receive a myriad of resources, including strategies, training modules, templates, tools, and more.

The effectiveness of Shayla’s approach is well attested by her students. Melissa Wilson, CEO of start-up Hummingbee Designs, shares her experience: “From our first discovery call, I felt that Shayla was going to change my life for the better. In just 6 weeks, she helped me streamlined my business! I identified my ideal client, increased my revenue by 300%, and implemented systems to automate my business. She also helped me gain the trust my business deserved. She didn’t want I downplay my talents and it’s been an amazing experience. I’m so glad I met Shayla and allowed her to show me how fruitful an entrepreneurial life can be.”

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