The BLK Directory Podcast With Diamond Young

The BLK Directory Podcast With Diamond Young

BLK Directory Podcast focuses on sharing the stories of black business owners with a wide lens. We interview black entrepreneurs from all over the world to gain insight into their challenges, learnings in their industry, and overall experience as black entrepreneurs.

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June 21, 2022 44 min

Hey!! I'm back with a cool interview episode that I did with Jonathan Jones. I met Jonathan at the BLK Pod Festival and I had such a great time connecting with him. In this episode, we discuss podcasting, character flaws, and the road to becoming a speaker. 

About Jonathan
2-Time TEDx Speaker, Best-Selling Author, and Your Podcast Mentor

Jonathan Jones, best-selling author, 2-time TEDx speaker, and host of Your Podcast Mentor Show...

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Hey!! I'm back with a fun and quick solo episode where I discuss BLK Directory's Birthday,  the importance of first impressions, the impact of keeping your word, and family time. This episode serves as a light check-in.

Please leave us a 5-star rating + review if you've enjoyed this podcast. This will tremendously help me reach more people and create an impact.

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I'm back with a new episode where I share a recap of my experience at the BLK Pod Festival and share 6 key takeaways from the event.  I was selected for a scholarship to attend this event in Atlanta and I walked away with so much insight into the Podcast industry.

The festival had many sessions to attend and speakers to hear from - it was AMAZING!! 

I loved hearing about leveraging your data, pitching your brand to sponsors, and ...

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Welcome back to another episode of the BLK Directory Podcast and today's episode will be a replay. I really enjoyed sitting down with Marina Banks to have a legal 101 session. Marina, known through social media as “The Legal Queen”, is a licensed attorney focusing on business law and intellectual property. Attorney Banks is a two-time HBCU grad, having earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Dillard University in New Orl...

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I'm back with a solo episode where I share both a few personal and business updates with you all. I spend some time talking about how I cope with anxiety, mindset shifts, and some important housekeeping items.

I also share the special announcement with you all! Be sure to check out this episode.

If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave us a rating + review.

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Welcome back to a new episode! In the cohost chair, we have Jasmine Brown back with us. We had a chance to catch up and talk about self-care, making time for family, shifting into a more positive mindset, being okay with serving others, and the importance of not letting others project their fear onto you. 

Jasmine Brown is the definition of a Millennial Boss. She is a serial entrepreneur who is using social media as her vehicle to t...

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Welcome back to another episode of the BLK Directory Podcast and today's episode will be a replay. As our platforms continue to grow, it's important to us to make sure that you know the true essence of BLK Directory and our mission by checking out our very first episode. I had the pleasure of having my mom join the show as cohost.

In this episode, we discussed:

  • How I started BLK Directory a few months before the pandemic and ...
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    Welcome back everyone to a new episode of the BLK Directory Podcast. Today we have Brianca Johnson in the guest chair and she's sharing major gems about the pros and cons of leaving your 9-5 to go into full-time entrepreneurship. We talk about what success looks like, finding your quit number,  time capacity, the possibility of building a business that you hate, building an audience with authenticity, and more.

    About Brianca

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    Check out the latest episode with Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Life Coach Shavannah Moore. 
    Shavannah has been featured on The Rachael Ray Show, Dr.Oz Show, Amazon Prime, CBS, WRAL's Tarheel Talk, G105, Power 95.5, Women's Radio Network and so many more media outlets around the World. She has worked with Top Influences who have appeared on The OWN Network, Tyler Perry, Food Network & NBC. 

    She has transformed her own person...

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    This week I'll be sharing a bonus clip with you where Marcus Bowers and I go deeper into how brick and mortar business can expand into more places. This was recorded after we wrapped up the full interview but I wanted to share it with you all.

    If you missed the original episode please go back and check it out. Let's just say major gems were dropped.

    If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave us a rating + review.

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    I'm back with a new episode where we are talking about all things beauty. I have Jazmine Alvarez, CEO of Pretty Well Beauty as a guest. 

    Pretty Well Beauty, founded by Jazmin Alvarez, a 14 year veteran of the fashion and beauty industry, is the answer to functional and approachable clean and sustainable beauty. Having seen first-hand the direct relationship between the products that you put on your body’s largest and external or...

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    Welcome back to a new episode! In the cohost chair, we have Jasmine Brown back with us. We had a chance to catch up and talk about black businesses, navigating the hair industry, elevating and pivoting in business.

    Jasmine Brown is the definition of a Millennial Boss. She is a serial entrepreneur who is using social media as her vehicle to take faith, fitness, and finances to new heights. She’s the creator of Get Fit With Jazz, Jazz...

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    In this episode we have Marcus Bowers, Co-Founder of She's Happy Hair, in the guest chair.  She's Happy Hair is the #1 Virgin Hair Supplier in the US and is a veteran-operated, black-owned business that recognized a void in the hair industry. There was a huge demand for high-quality, yet affordable human hair extensions, that many companies failed to meet. Co-founders and U.S. military veterans, Warren Broadnax and Marcus B...

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    Welcome back to episode #22. Join me for a January check-in.  In this episode I discuss:  

  • Creating a home podcast studio
  • Upcoming yoga events
  • Surviving COVID  + health update
  • Going back to the drawing board in business
  • The power of relationships and sharing what you're doing with others
  • Learning how to approach people "shoot your shot" with a plan when asking to collaborate
  • People using "bullying tactics" to marke...
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    Have you ever considered creating a podcast? Are you interested in learning more about our process? Or maybe you already have a podcast, but you're not sure if you built it in the right way. In this episode, I break down how I was able to create this podcast within 30 days which received over 300+ downloads within the first 60 days of launching. I talk about the five areas that we focused on to achieve this in such a short ...

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    Ngozika O’keke is a marketing consultant turned socially conscious fashion designer now based in Los Angeles, CA. After 11 years of print modeling, she began designing for her clothing label, Exquisite Designs by Ngozika while working on a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing.

    Using rich colors to create wearable art, Ngozika fuses her Nigerian heritage with a contemporary flair that gives way to the brand that has caught the ey...

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    Lauren Triplett is an LA-based, digital marketing consultant helping start-ups, non-profits, and BIPOC-owned businesses create a unique connection with their audience. 

    BiteSized has worked exclusively with minority/women-owned businesses, non-profits, and churches because she wants to give back to her community and empower start-ups with the tools that they need to be successful even without a large budget. 

    Listen in as we talk abo...

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    We're back with episode #18 and we will be sitting down with Lauren Michelle to discuss all things social media and digital marketing. Lauren Michelle, the owner of Elle Branded, is a creator and brand strategist who is taking the digital space by storm.

    Elle Branded Media is a full-service brand management firm. They specialize in building clients' images from the logo and slogan to helping clients dominate their field wit...

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    Kimberly Joy is truly giving us life! From the Military to the scrubs, not to mention the beauty of Kim's world captured through photography! Listen in as we talk about transitioning through life when you have multiple gifts, going against the fear, and being prepared for greatness. You don't want to miss this unforgettable interview! 

    During this episode we discuss:

  • What made you go into photography (3:13)
  • Finding mentors (8:...
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    I'm back with a fun solo episode where I do a deep dive into being intentional. We will do a Q3-Q4 check-in with what I have been up to and spend some time on ways to be intentional with your goals, relationships, and health.

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