December 3, 2021

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Talking Shop: Community Involvement – Think with Google

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Keba Konte: My title is Keba Konte.

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I’m the founder of Pink Bay Espresso Organization.

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I’m an artist, an entrepreneur based here in beautiful Oakland, California.

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Maxwell: Hey, my name is Maxwell.

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I’m from Brooklyn.

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I appreciate producing tunes, and I’m grateful to just retain building audio.

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Konte: You know, a single of your songs, “Lifetime,” man, that song was just like ringing the truth of the matter,

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and it was like an ode to the entrepreneur.

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Maxwell: I produced a assure to myself, like, if I was gonna get this option, I promise

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to generate tracks that can be extra to everyone’s expertise in unique ways.

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Maxwell: Keba, can you convey to me, like, what started out Pink Bay Espresso?

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Konte: Just after I ran a few cafes for a even though, I decided to begin Red Bay Espresso.

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I wanted to develop a system that just created stunning coffee a lot more inclusive.

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So how could we essentially have a positive influence on our neighborhood?

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Maxwell: I listened to that your business spiked during the pandemic 350%?

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Konte: Our small business had bottomed out by way of the floor in the 1st weeks of the pandemic,

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like shedding 90% of our profits.

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We basically brought the corporation down to, you know, maybe about eight folks?

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Konte: The good news is, we experienced invested in the infrastructure for an e-commerce system.

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We’re shaping our organization to have far more of an on the net existence and to just produce richer

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and more exciting material that provides folks value.

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Konte: I know that you recently are setting up a collaboration with State to do some shades,

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Can you tell me about that and what introduced that about?

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Maxwell: The finest component about working with Condition was the partnership with the Eyesight

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Council and the Open Your Eyes Foundation, which features 20 scholarships to a varied

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group of optometrists.

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Maxwell: In college, I could not see the board.

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And I know that a great deal of youngsters go by means of that.

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Maxwell: To be capable to spouse up with a corporation that was likely to extend a various option.

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It was just like “Wow,” you know.

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If you can do that for a person, then there is this hope that they are gonna don’t forget that.

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Konte: I know you bought engaged in voter consciousness and supporting the voter motion.

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Like how did that switch out for you and why did you do that?

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Maxwell: Last calendar year for a human being of coloration was an amplified edition of what we always expertise.

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It was just a connect with to motion.

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Maxwell: And it is our inalienable correct as American citizens to be about to go out

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there and have an affect on the modify that we want in our communities.

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Konte: Hopefully in 25 a long time from now, somebody’s gonna be listening to a person of your tunes that

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you are composing right now, correct?

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And drawing inspiration to just take treatment of their household or to develop their business enterprise or to contribute

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Maxwell: Just satisfied that you located a way to pivot and that you found a way to develop the

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inspiration that small enterprises require ideal now to turn out to be not only flourishing smaller companies,

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but to turn into empires!

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I thank you for that blessing.

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