EAST ORANGE, NJ - Nataki Kambon is the founder of Nu Business Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in small business growth and development. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her close-knit parents and siblings, each of whom are activists and notable doctors in their fields of education, psychology, medicine, and African studies. Each is also an entrepreneur in their own right.
Her active role in family companies gave Nataki inspiration to pursue her own goals at an early age. Her first successful business was a vegetarian take-out and catering service operated from her college dorm room. Post-graduation she used the profits to extend her business education and to launch the business consulting firm.
Nu Business Solutions, was initially conceived to help grow Black owned (Nubian) businesses. Ironically, most of the company’s clients are not Black. Through her 15 year tenure as a consultant, Nataki has had the opportunity to help a range of clients from commercial contractors, retailers, medical facilities, and even rocket scientists.
Nataki gives back to community through activism. She is active and vocal on a range of issues facing the Black community. She is a passionate public speaker on topics including community organizing, small business best practice, and economic empowerment. As a lifelong health conscious vegan/vegetarian who has never tasted meat, she is outspoken about diet and health in the Black community and engages as an organizer and speaker and vegan chef at local and national health events. She is also passionate about environmental justice and sustainability.
She believes in making a difference through high level engagements and does radio interviews, guest appearances, and advisory and strategic collaboration work. Nataki equally believes in making a positive difference through personal interactions. She notes that the higher visibility activities reach more people but that there is “something special about looking into the eyes of a person whose life was changed for the better because of my participation in smaller scale forums, panels, and groups and my conducting practical financial literacy, community organizing, and health education workshops.”
Nataki now lives in the Washington DC metro area. She has lead a number of health and cultural groups, chaired committees, and is an active participant several community organizations. Most recently she served as the Chairperson for the Vegetarian Society of Washington DC’s African American Networking Group, a resource and social network for Black vegans. She is active member, guest speaker, and past marketing chair of APPEAL, Inc. the legacy organization of the late Lasana Mack. She also hosts the DMV SisterCircle bonding group for Black women.
In 2014 Nataki was appointed as the spokesperson for the Let's Buy Black 365 Black Economic Empowerment Movement, “where change makes sense”. Since then she has been an invited guest on dozens of radio programs, national conferences and a served as a liaison for national and international partnerships.
It is her personal mission within the Lets Buy Black 365 movement to “shift the self-esteem of every individual so he or she can recognize that they are not powerless. In their hands they hold the power to change the condition of Black people throughout the Diaspora just by changing how he or she spends his or her money.”
Personally, fitness, juicing, and gourmet vegan cooking, and container gardening, family, and cultural events, and engaging LetsBuyBlack365 social networking app Connect are part of her daily routine.
The ChangeMakers Radio Show
The ChangeMakers Radio Show has been making waves since it aired in October of 2015. Each week it features politicians, entertainers, filmmakers, and entrepreneurs alike along with other very notable guests. The co-hosts Royston Allman, Rebecca Saint Louis, and Eric Perryman bring a combined twenty years of experience in broadcasting. Every Saturday you can hear them engaging in enlightening discussions with news-makers from across the country and abroad about the issues of the day.
It airs every Saturday from 10am-11am EST on 107.9 FM. In Studio Call In Lines: (973) 672- 1271 & (973) 677- 3753 You can also tune in online for Facebook Live on The Changemakers Show Page, www.rth2000.com or via phone at (712) 832-2637