Building Black Biz

Building Black Biz

Supporting the Black Community by providing resources and education on how to successfully start, and grow a business.

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October 11, 2021 25 min
Jasmin Allen, SVP For Hennessy sits down with Angela Yee to talk about how Hennessy is supporting Black entrepreneurship through the creation of the Never Stop Never Settle Society Program.
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Sheila Thorn, President of the Multicultural Healthcare Marketing Group, discuss her journey as an executive in the healthcare space.
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Renee Foster from the Universal Hip Hop Museum discusses the creation of this incredible project and historic cultural moment coming to the Bronx.
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Preston and Quincy Luzunaris, Authors and founders of KidKredit, which focuses on teaching kids how to build credit and create generational wealth. This podcast episode is In Partnership with @MetroPlusHealth
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Shontay Lundy, Founder of Black Girl Sunscreen speaks to her journey of creating the first sunscreen for black skin that is now sold in stores nationwide.
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Jill Johnson, Co-Founder of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, speaks to her passion for spreading education in the black community for economic development.
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Pinkie Charles, Owner of Pinkie's Cupcakes talks through opening a bakery in a pandemic and what kept him going during the last year.
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The Founders of What The Cluck?! restaurant, Lawrence Emedom-Nnamdi, Joy Tewiah (and Alvin Donaldson IV) talk starting a restaurant in the middle of COVID after just graduating college and the ultimate goal to build a lasting legacy.
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Briana Thompson, Creator and Founder of Spiked Spin, a cycling studio in Bed-Stuy, talks about how her experience working out a gyms in New York made her realize she was always the only black women in the room and how she was determined to create a more inclusive gym environment.
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Helen Little sits down with Chief of Community Affairs Jeffrey B. Maddrey, NYPD Transportation Bureau Chief Kim Royster, and Deputy Chief of School Safety Division Chief Olufunmilola Obe to chat about the challenges facing the NYPD during the pandemic and how running their divisions is like running a small business.
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Lisa Adams, Founder of Sweet Lady Oatmeal Cookies discusses losing her full time job and turning her best selling product and side hustle into her full income.
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Melissa Mitchner, founder of The Bark Shoppe in Harlem, talks about starting her business from scratch will little experience. She talks about the lessons she has learned along the way and what advice she would give to future small business owners.
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The Building Black Biz Podcast had a special conversation with @YGBAwards about challenges and obstacles faced by black business owners due to the pandemic and how the black business community is partnering together to make sure business owners have more access to resources as well as affordable health insurance options for business owners and solo entrepreneurs like @thebkcircus and @kirvensnyc. Thank you to our partne...
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Shabika Cooke, the founder of Luxurious Touch Premium Event Design and Production company, talks about what is takes to build your own business from the ground up.
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Angela Phillips is the owner and founder of Play In The Sunshine Studios which aims to share the benefits of yoga and mindfulness practice while creating a supportive community. Angela talks about how she created her business and what advice she would give to someone who is just starting out.
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Natlyn Jones wife of boxing champ Roy Jones Jr. is the creator of She Warrior, an athleisure line designed to empower women to tap into the fighter within. Natlyn talks about building a brand and platform to help change the status quo of boxing, a typically male dominated sport. She shares challenges and best practices, along with some things she wished she could have learned sooner before to launching a business.
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Nic King, Founder of the Proud Puff Cereal brand, speaks to the lack of representation of Black business owners in the cereal and grocery industry and what inspired him to make his mark in the landscape.
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Host Kenya Gibson is joined by Tristan Walker, CEO & Founder of Walker & Company Brands. Tristan talks about how he pivoted from Wall Street to starting his own company after looking for beauty, hair and skin products to cater to his needs. Tristan goes on to talk about creating something from the ground up and being a successful business owner and leader.
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Kenya Gibson is joined by Jesseca Dupart, CEO and Founder of Kaleidoscope Hair Products. Jesseca talks about starting a business from the ground up and still learning how to grow her business through marketing and social media strategies.
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Maxwell is joined by Eric Coly, the CEO and Founder for Ayana Therapy. Eric talks about how Ayana Therapy started, which strives to address the strong lack of engagement between minorities and the mental health care industry which arises as a result of cost, stigma, and lack of cultural competency.
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