Entrepreneurially Thinking

Entrepreneurially Thinking

Discover what it takes and what it means to think entrepreneurially from thought leaders throughout the St. Louis region. Dr. Cheryl Watkins-Moore and Christy Maxfield bring to you the best and most experienced trailblazers around to share insights that can unlock your pioneer potential for creativity, innovation and experimentation. Visit http://entrepreneuriallythinking.org... Show More

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October 21, 2020 32 min

Joining us today is Michelle Robinson, Owner of DEMIblue natural Nails and Creator of DEMIblue 10-Free Vegan-Friendly Nail Polish line. Michelle has serviced the healthcare and education industries for over 18 years and was inspired to incorporate her research, experience, and love for servicing others by providing healthier manicures and pedicures, through her personal nail polish brand.

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Michelle tells us about be...

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Joining us today are a power couple, Chavelle and Phillip Sangokoya, of BRAND of St. Louis. Chavelle and Phillip created BRAND of St. Louis to serve as a social enterprise whose mission is to co-create, pilot, and fund innovation that promotes collaboration and equitable wealth building.

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Phillip and Chavelle talk to us about how they moved into the world of entrepreneurship. Chavelle explains that she never really ...

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Joining us today is Olamide Adeboye, Founder and CEO of Wakava Food and Beverage, an organic health-conscious company that provides a better tasting, healthier food, and herbal drink options using herbs from Africa. Ola is a Nigerian immigrant who utilized St. Louis' Business Community resources to bring his vision to life. 

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Ola shares with us his early start in entrepreneurship with a Blockbuster type business...

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Joining us today is Minerva Lopez, a small business owner, and non-profit Founder. Minerva returned to St. Louis in early 2020, since then she has been deeply involved in identifying, understanding, and successfully applying for small business COVID relief loans and grants.

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Minerva discusses growing up in California and says that she can remember there always being a need for help in business development throughout...

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September 23, 2020 30 min

Joining us today is Mena Darre', Owner of Mena Darre' Photography and Video. In 2017, Mena stepped out on faith and quit her teaching job to pursue Mena Darre' full time to focus on professional branding. When Mena is not behind the camera, you can find her in the classroom working with students who have an interest in entrepreneurship and photography. 

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Mena talks about her educational background and ex...

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Joining us today is Fatimah Muhammad, Managing Director of Apiary @ The Park, a co-working and co-living space located in the Hyde Park neighborhood of St. Louis. Fatimah has had a passion for building communities and self-sufficiency most of her life and continues listening to the community and delivering on her promises, the needs of so many. 

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Fatimah shares with us her many business experiences she has ventu...

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Joining us today is Sara Stock, Founder and Managing Partner of Stock Legal and a sponsor of the Entrepreneurially Thinking Podcast. As a Corporate Attorney, Sara advises her clients in all aspects of the business lifecycle including entity formation, financing, general business matters, scaling, and mergers and acquisitions. 

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Sarah talks about growing up in the midst of the family business that was run out of her ...

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Joining us today is Jeanet Wade, Managing Partner and Certified EOS Implementer of Business Alchemist. As a Certified EOS Implementer, Jeanet has helped businesses struggling with complexity and leadership alignment to be focused as a team on outcome achievement. An entrepreneur for 20 years, Jeanet loves helping companies implement strategic growth initiatives.  

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Jeanet tells us about her early years in her...

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Joining us today is Katie Silversmith, Founding Partner of ThriveCo, a personalized co-working space located in Clayton, MO. Entrepreneurship and a passion for helping others have been in Katie's blood since childhood. Katie completed her Masters' of Social Work at Washington University, St. Louis, and in 2018, Katie and her husband Alex opened ThriveCo with one goal in mind - To help small businesses succeed.

 

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Joining us today is Patrice Johnson, Owner of Patrice J. Bridal, St. Louis' first black-owned bridal retailer. Patrice has over 15 years of sewing experience and creating classic and timeless dresses for weddings, special occasions, and prom for women of all sizes and curves. Patrice says, "Fit is Key" and loves pattern making, drafting, draping, and making even the most curvaceous women feel great on their special day....

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Joining us today is Andre Holman, Production Manager of STL-TV and Creator of MINE, YOUR Biz Networking Events. Andre is an experienced Production Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the government relations industry, Nonprofit organizations, Sales, Event Management, Team Building, and Media Relations. Andre carries a Bachelor's Degree focused on Communications-Electronic Media/Broadcasting from Missouri State Uni...

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Joining us today are Steve Ewing and Danni Eickenhorst of Steve's Hotdogs. Steve is a longtime musician and owner of Steve's Hotdogs located in the Tower Grove East neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri. Steve, the lead singer for The Urge, started his business as a hotdog cart in 2008 after realizing St. Louis lacked a place that served fun food before and after live music shows. It didn't take long for St.Louisans'...

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Joining us today is Jeffrey Blair, Co-Owner of Eyeseeme African American Children's Bookstore. Jeffrey and his wife Pam opened their brick and mortar store 5 years ago based upon their own experience raising their children and finding it is difficult to find black children's literature. Jeffrey believes that education starts with self and says that he has seen first-hand how the reflective images in a book can resonate with...

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Joining us today is Johnnica Bolden, Owner of J Star Construction and COO of iJustOrder. Johnnica comes from a family of entrepreneurs, her Grandfather being her driving force. While helping her Grandfather, Johnnica learned everything from filing papers to learn how to process payroll and billing to bidding on contracts. With this vast experience and a love for the business, Johnnica knew that being an entrepreneur herself was a m...

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Joining us today is Zach McGee, Founder, and CEO of Black Brew Tea, a specialty tea company that blends tisanes and teas to make great tasting herbal products. Zach comes from a long line of entrepreneurs and believes "you are what you drink". Zach was inspired to develop a bottled beverage as a way to set black brew tea apart in the market. 

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Zach explains how Black Brew Tea came to be and talks 'Tea Co...

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Joining us today is Kristy Jackson, serial entrepreneur and CEO of DK Solutions Creative Consulting, a firm that offers business inspirational coaching and marketing/media resources. Kristy is also the co-founder of the social synergy project and has been identified as a community connector and a strong advocate for closing the diversity gap in the St. Louis start-up community. 

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Kristy talks about the need to shift...

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Joining us today is Andrew Dearing, a geospatial entrepreneur and GeoFutures Initiative Project Lead for Spatial STL Advisors. Prior to joining Spatial STL, Andy was the CEO of boundless Spatial where he led the organization in over 200% growth in a 2-year period. Andy serves as an advisor to St. Louis University's GEOSLU program, he is on the advisory board for St. Louis T-Rex/GeoSaurus Innovation Center as well as serves as a...

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Joining us today are Dan Schaefer and Pat Barron, Founders of Native Pet, a pet food and nutrition company that makes organic, highly effective and limited ingredient pet supplements for cats and dogs. Pat and Dan are St. Louis natives, friends and passionate pet parents who were discouraged by the declining health of U.S. pets with more pets suffering from obesity, extensive health issues and shorter life spans. 

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Joining us today is Reshaunda Thornton, Founder of Better Vessel Nutrition. Reshaunda is a competent dietician and nutrition expert, a TedX and wellness speaker, consultant and author. Reshaunda prides herself on building a bridge between the desire to live healthy and to feel confident in one breathe as she aligns the connection of nutrition to life, where they can live together and be a better representation of self and purpose.

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Joining us today is Julius B. Anthony, Founder and President of St. Louis Black Authors of Children's Literature, an organization committed to ensuring that all children are confident and competent readers by the end of third grade. Julius is a graduate of Howard University and is particularly proud of his current upstart 'The Believe Project'. Julius is also the Founding Principal of City Academy, a highly successful ...

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