Creative Strategic Collaborative

Alleah Erica Clarke is an Investor, Business Structurist & Strategist, Mentor, and Coach. She is the Managing Consultant of AJ Cultured, a company that offers comprehensive coaching services tailored to each small business owners’ business development goals, and Culturnique, a full-service comprehensive digital design firm. She hailed from Manhattan, New York. Her passions lie in many areas such as pregnancy, birth and gestation, human rights, poverty and homelessness, marginalized communities, and injustices related to servitude. She sees herself as an educator, scholar, constant learner, healer, innovator, mentor, influencer, researcher, connector, and trainer, among many other roles in various aspects of her life.

Speaking Philosophy

Alleah Erica’s speaking philosophy is to highlight logical connectivity through storytelling and experience, relativity to the subject matter, and empower listeners to take action with the
information provided to provide motivation.

Niches and Possible Topics

Mergers & Acquisitions

Fostering conversations about learned concepts in M&A from the top investors and leaders in the industry, including latest developments in key M&A trends.

Business Strategy

Providing unique and personalized coaching, training, education, and support to assist business owners in executing business development strategies, strategizing optimal longevity, maximizing reach, and ascertaining projections.

Business Development

Recognizing the individual trajectory of a business while creating and implementing a plan that increases client’s capital and connection. Understanding the journey ahead and what's required to reach the ultimate goal, which is the vision of the business. When developing the overall business, there is a consideration of ideology, plans, initiative, and impact that will ultimately set the stage for a successful business.


Understanding how to get in touch with and connect with business owners, developing a message that is tailored to them and their interests, and implementing funding-centric strategies focused on attracting investors and consumers.

Business Credit and Credit Repair

Helping clients better understand what creates good credit and what steps are necessary to maintain it by providing the tools you need to establish stronger credit profiles for both yourself and your business.

Digital Design

Leveraging business owners' digital design and influence by incorporating it with business strategy to reach their clients and obtain funding to ultimately enhance your brand's credibility, fundability, scalability, sustainability, and durability.

Increased scale economies

Costs can be decreased, for instance, by having the ability to buy raw materials in larger quantities.

Bigger market share

If two businesses are within the same sector, pooling their resources could increase their market share.

Expanded capacity for distribution

Companies may be able to increase the size of their service area or distribution network by expanding geographically.

Why Should Small Businesses Consider Mergers & Acquisitions?

Competition and growth are two of the key forces that drive capitalism. When firms face competitors, they must simultaneously cut expenses and innovate. One solution is to purchase competitors to eliminate their danger.

Likewise, companies engage in M&A to expand through the acquisition of additional product offerings, proprietary information, social resources, and client bases. Furthermore, companies may seek synergies. By integrating corporate activities, overall performance tends to improve, and overall costs tend to decrease as one company capitalizes on the capabilities of the other.

Businesses periodically monitor various opportunities for mergers and acquisitions to maximize their wealth. Even though mergers and acquisitions are common, many organisations continue to face challenges in implementing these changes efficiently. One of the struggles business owners face is the absence of an exit strategy that allows them to transition out of business ownership. 

A business owner’s exit strategy allows them to reduce or liquidate their ownership in a business and, if the business is profitable, make a substantial return. On the other hand, an exit strategy allows the entrepreneur to minimize losses if the business is unsuccessful. Ultimately, it is up to the business owner to decide whether to cease operations at a given point in their entrepreneurial journey or to enable others to carry their legacy. Through Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) as an exit strategy, business owners can rest assured that they will be able to witness their organisation become much more than they’ve envisioned. Investors make it possible for businesses to thrive by putting effective systems and people in place to ensure that a business or organisation is sustainable and profitable. 

Mergers & Acquisitions as an Exit Strategy

The Bottom Line

M&A is a growth strategy that businesses frequently employ to instantly enhance their size, service area, talent pool, client base, and resources. However, because the procedure is expensive, firms must be certain that the benefit would be significant. Each and every merger and acquisition would be unique to its own terms, meaning a unique set of rules and regulations for each and every company that either merges or undergoes acquisition. There are a lot of benefits to merging and acquiring, but there are also several drawbacks as well.

If you are an entrepreneur, self-employed, working a job, or establishing a business, likely, you are frequently advised that you must be the one to do everything for your company. As a coach, I am aware that you do not have to do so. With more than 16 years of experience as an entrepreneur, it’s distressing to always follow everyone’s recommendations. Why? Because you’re seeking the one thing that will make you successful or strike a goal for you and make you feel like this is where you belong. 

I am actively merging and acquiring businesses to help business owners transition out of business ownership. If you are a business owner looking to execute your exit strategy, you may consult with me about business deal structuring. If you’re interested, you’re looking to sell a business, or you’re interested in being acquired, you can send an email to or