Welcome! Today’s featured broad came into the entertainment industry as a backup singer, but was burned, and not credited or compensated for her work. Jo-Na’ Williams decided to start a business to ensure that this didn’t happen to others. She began the Artist Empowerment Firm. Listen in to Jo-Na’s story!
She covers the following aspects of her journey:
Jo-Na’ was a senior in high school when her work was used illegally. She grew up in the music business and has been performing since age 5.
She later went to law school and decided to use her talents to help people understand how to protect their creativity and their rights.
She launched her business with a marketing plan, but not with a business plan. She faced a lot of uphill battles in establishing her business.
She shares the first three things you should do to protect yourself in starting a business, and they involve protecting your money, your intellectual property, and your ideas.
Jo-Na’ advises seeing a lawyer(and an accountant