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Author, Entrepreneur and Coach
Talia Johnson- Huff

From her entrepreneurial beginnings at age 12, braiding hair in her community, to becoming a celebrated author, government contractor and the revered The MWBE Coach, Talia Johnson-Huff's journey is a testament to resilience, innovation, and the relentless pursuit of success. At the helm of MWBE Constructors, Inc., for over 13 years, operating in the Construction and Business Consulting arena and serving as Project Manager for her County's Industrial Development Agency, Talia has navigated the complexities of being a young, Black, and eccentric woman in the predominantly white, male-dominated construction industry.


Her multifaceted career, marked by managing over $35 million in commercial and government contracts and spearheading initiatives for minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses, embodies her mantra: "I don't need to look like I know what the hell I'm doing, I just need to know what the hell I'm doing." Talia's style, both personal and professional, challenges conventions and inspires a new generation of entrepreneurs.

About "Black In Business"

"Black in Business" by Talia Johnson-Huff isn't just a book; it's a lifeline for anyone striving to navigate the turbulent waters of entrepreneurship while maintaining their financial and moral integrity. This book merges compelling short stories from the Black community with practical business lessons, such as understanding profit and loss statements, pricing products and services correctly, to navigating the complexities of different business structures, crafting a dialogue that inspires, educates, and empowers. "Black in Business" offers invaluable insights into every aspect of business startup and running a successful enterprise.


Talia’s conversational style transforms these complex topics into accessible, actionable advice, making the book a powerful tool for anyone looking to start or grow their business. But "Black in Business" is more than a guide; it's a movement towards fostering a deeper understanding of business acumen intertwined with personal identity. This built-in curriculum extends beyond the pages.


Now accompanied by the "Black in Business Workbook," available on Amazon, Talia's vision aims to transform educational curriculums and business practices alike. The “The Black In Business” book (also available as an e-book and audio book) and workbook together, offer a powerful comprehensive educational tool and resource for aspiring entrepreneurs, seasoned business owners, and educational institutions alike.


"You can HEAR the author in this book. I love the way this is written, I feel like it’s a conversation with a friend giving me advice. This is exactly what I needed to kickstart me and get me out of my funk! Thank you Talia, for your vulnerability and for your wisdom!" - Jillian, Verified Purchaser


"I’ve been reading “Black In Business” this week, Talia, it's really good! It's helpful now and would have been my bible in 2019- it's a confidence building tool" – Deidre, Verified Purchaser


"No one tells you any of this stuff when you start a business, especially about how to handle the pressure , the expectations of others, the expectations of society, the expectations that you put on yourself. It can be really tough to have this exciting opportunity and all of these new problems that you really can't talk to your friends or family about if they don't also run their own businesses.." – Daniel, Verified Purchaser

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A portion of all proceeds from 
The MWBE Coach, goes to The RARE Place Inc., a not for profit organization formed to provide services to homeless. veterans, at risk youth and their families. 

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