I had the pleasure of interviewing Cheree Warrick. Writing business plans is a hard and time consuming task. Individuals must research, assemble, analyze, and present a unified document that tells investors, banks, or their internal team where the business is headed and why your team is qualified to achieve its goals.
Thank you so much for doing this with us! Can you share with us the story of how you decided to pursue this career path? What lessons can others learn from your story?
Although I heard of Bitcoin in 2013, I didn’t pay attention until 2017. CNBC was featuring a segment about crypto and blockchain daily and I decided to finally pay attention. I was taught that the real power of Internet 3.0 is the blockchain and the industry would grow to $3.1 trillion (or more). Therefore, I decided to learn as much as I could and wanted to ensure that people of color were not left behind.
Can you tell me about the most interesting projects you are working on now?
Our group, Black Blockchain Consultants, wants to introduce 1 million individuals across the diaspora to blockchain in the next 3 years. We want to help people find job opportunities, create billion dollar businesses, and build wealth via the blockchain.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?
The entire Black Blockchain Consultants community has been my rock. Whenever I think our vision is impossible, they remind me that it’s not.
What most excites you about blockchain and crypto? Why?
I’m excited about the technology’s ability to help us do business easier across the diaspora. Blockchain will help us establish business relationships in a “trustless” world.
What worries you about blockchain and crypto? Why?
People won’t recognize the opportunity until it’s too late.
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? Can you share a story?
I’ve always had a mission to help with job growth. In 2009, I helped my mom write a business plan for her growing company. When the bank said it was one of the best business plans they’d ever read, I opened a company with the intention of helping companies raise $1 billion in capital. As a result, companies would hire tens of thousands of individuals and the funds would support economic growth in the nation.
As you know, there are not a lot of people of color in the tech sector. Can you share 3 things that you would you advise to other men and women of color in the tech space to thrive?
a) Become a specialist in a specific type of technology (but learn a little bit about everything).
b) Non-tech people should learn the tech space and utilize their skills to promote great new innovations.
c) Attend conferences and network like crazy.
Can you advise what is needed to engage more men and women of color into the blockchain industry?
In our group, we say “Each One Teach One.” Having more engagement requires true ground game.
What is your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that had relevance to your own life?
It’s all about focus. As a business owner, I have made the most money when I’ve been focused on a few initiatives that would propel my success. I’ve noticed the same in my personal life.
You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. :-)
I’ve started it already. We want to introduce 1 million black people to blockchain.
How can our readers follow you on social media?
Youtube: Black Blockchain Consultants — https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgKu0pD6LU86QPXYxLyN-Kw
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