Black Businesses Matter

"Black Businesses Employ Black People." says, Monica Abernathy

July 04, 2022 Larvetta Loftin Season 2 Episode 23
Black Businesses Matter
"Black Businesses Employ Black People." says, Monica Abernathy
Show Notes

Guest Name Show Notes on audio

Episode #23

Guest Name:  Monica Abernathy

Guest Business: A Polished Work

Summary Style


In this episode of Black Businesses Matter, I talk with the visionary and founder of A Polished Work who not only founded the business but owns the building where she operates the company.    She shares her journey of opening up a nail salon on Chicago’s South Side that offers more than nail health and beauty but also offers an amazing  experience for relaxation.  Monica also opens up about her first love of nails as a career.  She also reveals how she looked at real estate for wealth building.  In its 8th year,  Monica shares how she was awarded $15K from Chicago Trend to expand her nail business.  She also added how her business was still able to make money after being shut down during COVID.  Her episode is definitely worth checking out if you are planning to open up a brick and mortar business.  


  1. Her journey into the nail business and ownership
  2. Her daughter's perspective on the nail business
  3. How her company is a global brand
  4. Shares why black businesses matter 
  5. Shares her three tips for building a solid business

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