Natasha L. Foreman, MBA
To get a better understanding of what drives Natasha you have to look back at her past....
A Southern California native, Natasha started her first business at around the age of 11, buying and reselling novelty writing supplies to her classmates. By the time she was age 15 she had a babysitting business. She attended California State University, Long Beach, majoring in Black Studies (now known as "Africana Studies"). While in college she started her own fitness training company and she entered the music industry at the age of 20, working as a Senior VP of Business Affairs. Although she never attended law school, she had a knack for dissecting, writing, and negotiating contracts. She even helped several artists unravel their "iron-clad" contracts that bound them to their record label. Before she knew it Natasha became a Personal Manager and Entertainment Consultant (something that she continued until 2013), where she spent most of her days living and breathing contracts, and surrounded by music!
Her late father, Robert Foreman, also an entrepreneur, identified several of her core strengths and recommended that she pursue various paths utilizing her skill sets. Taking his advice, Natasha found herself working with international clients on various trade and technology projects. Her client base expanded to law firms and accounting firms by the time she was age 23. She even had the opportunity to work on several projects with her father for his company.
Natasha has extensive experience in the areas of:
- Management Consulting
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) and Culture
- Organizational Restructuring
- Administrative Support
- Office Management
- Business Development
- Legal Research
- Contract Drafting, Review, and Negotiations
- Training and Coaching
- Employee Development
- Event Planning and Management
In addition to her BA degree that she earned from CSU Long Beach, Natasha also earned her MBA with a Marketing Specialization from Kaplan University, and she holds a Post-Masters Certificate in College Teaching.
"If small business is the lifeline of our nation, then we must educate generations of future business owners so that we can continue to thrive and lead globally," Natasha strongly believes. That is what motivates her every day, working as an educator and consultant.
When she's not working on a client project, hosting our company's "Don't Call It Small...Business" weekly podcast, or blogging away, she's teaching business management courses at Purdue University Global and Atlanta Technical College. When she's not doing that, she's investing time, sweat, and money back into the community. As she says, "Life is too short to give it half of your effort!" so she's determined to give her all each day to her family, community, career, and students.