Their mentoring scholarship programme is all about helping and mentoring black business owners and leading them towards more success.
All those stories that are created from the ground up are the ones that truly go ahead in energizing others with positivity and inspiring them in ways more than one. The black community is where people and industries know that there is no dearth of talent, skills and ideas, but only a shortage of visibility and the right opportunities. To help all these professionals in their quest to create something of their own and build their momentum stronger as black business owners, Byron Cole and Bianca Miller-Cole have come to their rescue as mentors, a powerful husband-wife duo, authors and entrepreneurs with a rich experience of mentoring and counselling over 14 years in the industry.
The power couple’s newest mentoring scholarship programme exudes the passion and the commitment of the entrepreneurs to help the black community create success stories in the business world. Their best-selling book ‘The Business Survival Kit’ and their previous best-selling self-help book ‘Self Made: The Definitive Guide to Startup Success’, are created with the aim to help black entrepreneurs in starting their businesses, and supporting and mentoring them to establish and sustain in the vast entrepreneurial world.
The couple has three years of experience in mentoring entrepreneurs and now with their scholarship programme is aiming to help those who lack the support they need in their endeavours. After they saw the suffering of Blacks with racial injustice last year, they decided to come forward and support the financial rehabilitation of the black community through their mentoring programme. With their collective experience of 14 years in the industry, they have attained great success as mentors and amongst the clients and mentees.
The funding of this scholarship comes from an international law firm CMS London and crowd funding. The fund has also been structured in a way that re-funding takes places with its ‘Pay it forward’ strategy. They support individuals with a scholarship for six months, waving off 50%-100% of the fees. After the business owners reach a comfortable position, they are asked to pay the scholarship cost back into the fund to help other entrepreneurs. This goes on, and thus the programme keeps helping people get nearer their dreams and aspirations in life.
Byron and Bianca are also business gurus on Channel 4 ‘Save Well, Spend Better.’ They have dedicated themselves in uplifting and empowering people from their community and give possible support and guidance as authors, mentors and entrepreneurs to help them create their unique success stories as black business owners.