Another Chapter

Some new developments in the life of Dr. Joan Cartwright

First, she moved to Clarendon, North Carolina on June 1, 2022, where she incorporated Musicwoman Archive and Cultural Center.

Next, she changed jobs from PBSC, where she taught Public Speaking, to SUNY Old Westbury where she is teaching Music and Media (AS3810).

Then, on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at 10 a.m. EST, she will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2022 Documenting Jazz Conference sponsored by Jazz Heritage Wales at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD). The theme is “Who gives voice to diversity in Jazz?”

Mantrepreneur©2022Dr. Joan Cartwright

Mantrepreneur©2022Dr. Joan Cartwright

For half a century, I talked to my children about being in their own business. The United States of America is a free enterprise country. Unless you incorporate your own business, you are a slave to the corporate system. If the system goes down, so do you.

My daughter Mimi Johnson got it, early on. She and her late husband, Glenn, incorporated Caustic Entertainment Group, Inc. In Atlanta, Georgia, she produces content for MJTV Network. Mimi and her daughter, Muki, perform The Ma and Pop Show.

My son took a little longer to grasp the benefits of entrepreneurship. Today, he is the producer of several events that gather people together in Brooklyn, New York. Finally, he gets that you need multiple streams of income with rapid flow.

My two companies continue to operate. We moved to North Carolina on June 1, 2022.

http://fyicomminc.com

https://wijsf.org

Since I lived in Florida, the following steps are relevant there. Each state has a Division of Corporations and the fees may fluctuate.

How to start a business

  1. Choose Your Business Name, Incorporated (or Inc., LLC)
    1. For profit
    1. Non profit
  2. Product or Service (for profit) or Mission Statement (non-profit)
  3. Go to www.sunbiz.org to apply for incorporation $78 – 82
    1. For profit must have a president (you)
    1. A nonprofit must have President, Secretary, and Treasurer. You may have a resident agent, if the owner lives in another state.
  4. Get an EIN – Employer Identification Number (Tax ID #) from www.irs.gov
  5. Open a Bank Account (take Certificate of Status + EIN + $100 to deposit)
  6. Liability Insurance (optional)
  7. Business cards, website, telephone number, business address
  8. Set up PayPal, Square, Zelle, or another method to invoice customers
  9. Pay $150 corporate tax before April 30 each year at www.sunbiz.org
    1. On May 1st, the penalty is $400 for late annual report filing. So, pay by April 30th!

Contact:

Dr. Joan R. Cartwright

profjoancartwright@gmail.com

OVMTV & OVMRADIO

WOW! Just WOW! Vikki Romero introduced me to Elaine Enriquez and the rest is HERSTORY!

http://wijsf.org

VIVA LAS TARDES CON ELAINE

Monday at 8 P.M.

Voice of Inspiration – LIVE transmitted by our station and also through Facebook live! Interesting and pleasant guests of our Christian world.

http://wijsf.org

http://www.musicwomanmagazine.com

Blues Women On The Move

Blues was not “slave music [since] . . . Blues musicians, roaming from town to town with guitar[s] . . . could not have existed prior to Emancipation because our people did not enjoy freedom of movement during slavery” (ya Salaam, 1995, p. 30). Therefore, the Blues was a musical genre of people who were prepared for and headed toward liberation.

The Blues women were the sirens of freedom, only reachable after death, according to the spiritualists, whose music remained in the realm of religion. Blues music, labeled by religionists as Devil’s Music, “is a black cultural art form, blues is a ‘living archive,’ a form of ‘recollection’ that provides a ‘coded history of black injury,’ resulting from historically entrenched power relations.”

https://www.academia.edu/10100383/Blues_Women_First_Civil_Rights_Workers

The Art of Resiliency: Phoenixes Rising

It is one thing to read about resilience and people who overcome the hard knocks of life, time and time, again. It is encouraging to know that you can be mentored by someone to lift yourself out of the muck and mire of life. But to have my story included in this phenomenal anthology is beyond motivational for me. Dr. Joy Vaughan has risen to a new height by offering her story of worldwide travel coupled with the stories of accomplished women in the countries where she journeyed. Joy’s book is a testament of the personal power that determined women use to accomplish everything they intend to manifest.

Moving on up!

This morning, I awoke knowing that I am in the lap of luxury, right now, at High Point! I’m packing to move to my homestead in North Carolina by May 30th. This has been a beautiful place to live, only minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. But it is time to stop paying other people’s mortgage and concentrate on building my own estate. I am excited, yet apprehensive, happy, yet concerned that I will need to adjust to living in the country, where all the amenities of a city do not exist. But there’s land, forest, water, electricity, sewage, and sunshine. I will persist and rise!

I will plant my aloe, philodendron, vegetables, and flowers.