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Exploring Life & Business with Tammira Lucas of The Cube Cowork

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tammira Lucas.

Hi Tammira, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
As a mom entrepreneur, I struggled with balancing my business and my family. It was extremely hard to work from home with all the distractions.

Childcare is also extremely expensive. I desired to have a space where I could work while my child could play. I decided to launch a coworking space that does exactly that!

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
The road for black women entrepreneurs has never been smoothed. I had to navigate a system that was never designed for black women to win. Whether that was raising funds or finding resources to grow my business it was extremely hard.

We’ve been impressed with The Cube Cowork, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
As a mom, wife, and entrepreneur, I struggled to choose my business or my family. I quickly learned that I was not the only mother faced with these struggles. I spent two years researching solutions to this problem that many women entrepreneurs battled.

The results of my extensive research determined that mom entrepreneurs all shared the same want: more time. While I knew I couldn’t change time, I created a solution that would provide more time, The Cube Cowork.

The vast majority of growing businesses in the United States are Black women. Unfortunately, this same demographic experiences multiple pandemics, financial capital, human capital, social capital to break the ceiling of 40 million to increase impact hiring.

The Cube Cowork merges social impact with community impact by providing and engaging communal space for women (specifically mothers) to collaborate and run their businesses.

What sets The Cube Cowork apart from the competition is that we launched in a 90% black community. We are the only black woman-owned coworking space that provides babysitting services with socially relevant education in the United States.

The key differentiator is that we not only support our community, but we provide a form of childcare, which is often a hindrance of black moms in pursuit of elevation.

The Cube Cowork is an excellent example of how I tackled a problem that women have been dealing with since the beginning of time and turned this issue into a plausible solution that can be replicated worldwide.

What sort of changes are you expecting over the next 5-10 years?
Due to COVID, the coworking industry is rapidly growing. People are looking to downsize space and also looking for other options from working from home. We are super excited to see the increase in business.

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