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The Grind Network, LLC was birthed from the mindset of a self-employed business owner, operating on full throttle to maintain the business while managing a lifestyle and competing priorities. A person on “The Grind” most often is so busy with working to ensure the business stays afloat, they lack time and resources to further grow their  establishment.

Well, the Grind Network, LLC understands the business acumen and have strategized to create a community to support the busy entrepreneur by sharing information, data and resources through a secured membership of entrepreneurial spirited and like minded individuals. This concept was founded on key principles that drive competence, demonstrate character, improve efficiency and company’s profitability.  Our network enables our different experiences to offer a learning platform, saving time, providing resources and generating business success.  The Grind Network offers a membership of busy, committed, passionate and talented individuals (defined as GRINDERS) with a product or service. As a Grinder, we understand the language, challenges, limitations and sacrifices needed to survive and thrive.  Professional and personal development is here. We’re stronger together through this power source.

Become a member of “The Grind Network”. Join Us!

Dawn “Soy” Kamara, Network Founder and Chief Executive Officer 

Dawn “Soy” Kamara is an author, speaker, catalyst and motivator that has built a brand in consulting entrepreneurs for over twenty years.  Her style of professional development services is uniquely created to increase productivity, improve morale, and build confidence. She has become a people magnet with proven results using her creative thinking and innovative ideas.  Her legal background and experience in the areas of employee relations, leadership and management, training and development, organizational development and succession planning have been the core of some of her sessions which inspires Entrepreneurs to keep going and keep grinding. She provides group and one-on-one training, mentoring and coaching individuals to move forward in their careers. Dawn draws her strategies from her experience and uses this unique insight to build a network with a common goal. 

Sana D. Sims, Chief Administrative Officer

Sana D. Sims is the CEO of Youneek Solutions, LLC,  and a retired Principal born into a family of leaders and entrepreneurs. As a result of this background, Sana is very familiar with “The Grind” and lends her experience and expertise in education and management to improve and further develop small black businesses by improving communication and management. Sana is most passionate about sharing platforms and information that will highlight and unblock the pathway for  Black owned business leaders to truly learn who they are thus reducing the gap in Black wealth and educate entrepreneurs in  building and maintaining successful competitive businesses.

Dr. Stephanie G. Merrick, Chief Education Officer

Dr. Stephanie G. Merrick is a strategic training consultant that cultivates and provides expert knowledge to help organizations maximize their business results. She is CEO of (SAS) Solutions Always Simple Consulting LLC., a consulting company specializing in talent optimization. Before her career as a consultant, Stephanie spent over 20 years in human resource positions in various environments ranging from small businesses to church organizations and industries, including healthcare, non-profit, professional services, and global platforms. She holds a Master of Business Management from Troy University and a Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership and Organizational Change from Walden University. Dr. Merrick has a reputation for getting results, being resourceful, and Visionary. She has a passion for lifelong learning and believes, “If you want to follow your dreams, be willing to be different”.