Hawaii County 2022 Women In Business Champion

Aesha Rose Shapiro of Ladies Artisan Market

Aesha Rose Shapiro of Ladies Artisan Market is Hawaii County's 2022 Women In Business Champion.

Aesha started Ladies Artisan Market in July of 2016, the very first all-female vendor market and has enjoyed continued growth and success.  She created and grew her Facebook group to over 1,500 local Hawaii Island businesswomen, entrepreneurs, artists and entertainers.

In September of 2019, she reached out to the Small Business Development Center for assistance in expanding her business as an event planner. Through these sessions, she developed a relationship where she partnered with them to plan networking opportunities to support women entrepreneurs.

After pivoting her business model and obtaining an SBA EIDL loan, Aesha created the Whole Business Woman Academy. These weekly classes include topics on time management, finance, marketing and technology and are taught by subject matter experts in the State.  It also provides an accountability group and private counseling sessions.

Aesha has dedicated her life to empowering women entrepreneurs and giving back to her community!

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