May 18, 2024

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Life is an adventure

Talking Shop: Community Involvement – Think with Google

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Keba Konte: My identify is Keba Konte.

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I’m the founder of Crimson Bay Espresso Company.

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I’m an artist, an entrepreneur dependent in this article in stunning Oakland, California.

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Maxwell: Hey, my title is Maxwell.

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I’m from Brooklyn.

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I love creating songs, and I’m grateful to just maintain generating tunes.

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Konte: You know, just one of your tracks, “Lifetime,” male, that track was just like ringing the truth of the matter,

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and it was like an ode to the entrepreneur.

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Maxwell: I created a assure to myself, like, if I was gonna get this possibility, I assure

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to publish songs that can be extra to everyone’s knowledge in diverse strategies.

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Maxwell: Keba, can you explain to me, like, what commenced Pink Bay Espresso?

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Konte: Just after I ran a couple cafes for a even though, I resolved to start out Purple Bay Coffee.

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I wished to produce a platform that just designed gorgeous coffee extra inclusive.

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So how could we in fact have a constructive influence on our neighborhood?

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Maxwell: I read that your company spiked in the course of the pandemic 350{46dd52bca0123ad67b2d1222819e83fd0a56e45ca5068239f05f0c514f1e20f9}?

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Konte: Our business experienced bottomed out by the ground in the very first months of the pandemic,

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like losing 90{46dd52bca0123ad67b2d1222819e83fd0a56e45ca5068239f05f0c514f1e20f9} of our revenue.

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We basically brought the enterprise down to, you know, possibly about eight people?

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Konte: Luckily, we had invested in the infrastructure for an e-commerce system.

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We’re shaping our small business to have much more of an online existence and to just make richer

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and far more attention-grabbing written content that provides folks value.

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Konte: I know that you not long ago are starting up a collaboration with Condition to do some shades,

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Can you notify me about that and what brought that about?

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Maxwell: The greatest portion about working with Condition was the partnership with the Vision

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Council and the Open up Your Eyes Basis, which delivers 20 scholarships to a diverse

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group of optometrists.

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Maxwell: In school, I couldn’t see the board.

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And I know that a whole lot of young children go by way of that.

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Maxwell: To be capable to associate up with a firm that was likely to increase a varied option.

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It was just like “Wow,” you know.

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If you can do that for a person, then there’s this hope that they are gonna keep in mind that.

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Konte: I know you got engaged in voter consciousness and supporting the voter motion.

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Like how did that switch out for you and why did you do that?

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Maxwell: Last yr for a individual of colour was an amplified variation of what we normally encounter.

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It was just a get in touch with to motion.

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Maxwell: And it’s our inalienable right as American citizens to be about to go out

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there and impact the improve that we want in our communities.

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Konte: Hopefully in 25 yrs from now, somebody’s gonna be listening to just one of your music that

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you’re composing nowadays, appropriate?

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And drawing inspiration to just take treatment of their family or to mature their enterprise or to contribute

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Maxwell: Just pleased that you found a way to pivot and that you located a way to produce the

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inspiration that compact organizations want suitable now to come to be not only flourishing smaller companies,

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but to come to be empires!

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I thank you for that blessing.