"Mommy Entrepreneurs Must Be Sure To Have A Great Support System"

Porsha Williams and her baby bump are on the cover the latest issue of Rolling Out magazine. In the publication, the entrepreneur, reality star, and Dish Nation host encourages mompreneurs to pursue their passions with practicality.

“Mommy entrepreneurs must be sure to have a great support system,” Porsha reveals. “You have to make sure that the type of business that you want to start will be good for you and your family. I wouldn’t get into just anything. If you don’t have someone to keep your kids and the best support, you may want to start a business that’s online, where you could be working from home. Start a business that’ll be practical for your real lifestyle. Research it and just go for it. Dream big and put in the hard work. Always use your kids as the focus and the purpose and the drive for what you’re going to do.”


In many ways, entrepreneurship comes naturally to Porsha. “My father was an entrepreneur,” the Real Housewives of Atlanta star shares. “He owns his own chemical company. My mother is also an entrepreneur, owning numerous childcare centers throughout Atlanta. I started out working in the family business, which was childcare. I ended up starting my own childcare center [at] 24 years old. Being an entrepreneur gives me the power to come up with a product that is close to my heart, and [a chance to] offer something to inspire other women and help them express themselves.”

Self-expression appears to be a commonality in Atlanta. “Atlanta is definitely a place where you can make a great living for yourself being African American,” Porsha explains. “We do support each other a lot. A lot of people definitely try to network with each other to keep that going.”

Porsha Williams and her husband, Dennis McKinley, are expecting their first child, PJ, to arrive in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more celebrity baby news!



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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