Julian Mitchell, award-winning marketer, multimedia journalist and founder of IQ Labs Inc, presents a digital workshop about the mechanics of building impactful brands through smart and effective storytelling. Watch the first lesson, about identifying the market-fit, from his recent digital workshop. Click video to watch.
Deniese Davis, co-founder of ColorCreative, provides insights based on her experience in building media and entertainment companies. She will cover how to organize all of the details of your business for maximum efficiency, whether now or in a post-COVID world. Watch the first lesson, about determining the basic elements of your business operations, from her recent digital workshop. Click video to watch.
Melissa Butler, Founder/CEO of the Lip Bar, leads a workshop full of key insights and best practices designed to help small business owners generate profit, facilitate growth through systems and personnel, and get positioned for scalability through customer relationship management. Watch the first lesson, about pricing your product for profitability, from her recent digital workshop. Click video to watch.
Sheneya Wilson, Founder and CEO of Fola Financial, will address fears, break down the fundamentals of business taxation, and provide tips and insights to ensure you know all the options at your disposal when it comes to tax deductions. Watch the first lesson, about taxes related to business entity, from her recent digital workshop. Click video to watch.
Karl Franz, nationally recognized restaurateur, discusses ways for small businesses to finance their company and provides insight into helping small business owners assess what is the right approach for their business. Watch the first lesson, about access to knowledge and opportunity resources, from his recent digital workshop. Click video to watch.
Lauren Miller, Director of Business Development at Miller3 Consulting, teaches a digital workshop on best practices for succession planning, community reinvestment, and long-term positioning. Plus, she talks about how to transfer small business ownership and responsibility from one generation to the next. Watch the first lesson about succession planning and responsibility transfer from her recent digital workshop. Click video to watch.
Jewel Burks Solomon, Head of Google Startups in the US and Managing Partner of Collab Capital, teaches how to anticipate and recognize barriers and bias as an entrepreneur and identifies tactics to overcome them in the funding ecosystem and in contract procurement. Watch the first lesson, about overcoming bias in the funding ecosystem, from her recent digital workshop. Click video to watch.
George Acheampong, founder and managing partner of Capitalwize LLC, walks through exactly what business credit is, how to establish it for your business and what institutions offer programs for access and support. Watch the first lesson, about defining business credit, from his recent digital workshop. Click video to watch.
Follow Jackie Granchamps, founder of Cecile’s Bath and Body, as she shares her journey of building her business as a sole proprietor, combining her personal touch and family legacy to connect with customers, and the role CRM plays in building customer relationships. Click video to watch.
Follow the story of Reggie Smith & Angela Jennings, co-founders and owners of BOOMBOX Boxing Club. Take a deep dive into how Reggie & Angela built an operational strategy to support a variety of trainers and clientele as well as how they adapted to COVID-19 restrictions in a business dependent on physical interaction. Click video to watch.
REC Philly is a creative incubator and boutique agency providing its members with the resources, education & opportunities to build sustainable & scalable businesses around their talent. See how co-founder Will Toms secured angel investment after 6 years of bootstrapping, to scale up to a 10,000 square foot co-working and events space—with plans for national expansion. Click video to watch.
Atlanta Unbound Academy is a K-8 charter school positioned to mirror the experience of Historically Black Colleges & Universities. See how the school’s founder and Executive Director Alaina Chipman-Leeks leveraged local grant funding and community partnerships to open her own education institution. Click video to watch.
Big Mama’s Kitchen has been passed down through four generations of the Barron Family. It grew from a home-based catering business founded by Patricia “Big Mama” Barron, to a brick and mortar recognized by Food Network. See how this family business, with deep community roots in North Omaha’s rich Black history, is solidifying its position in the future of the city. Click video to watch.
Abbey Creek Winery is a boutique vineyard in Portland, Oregon. Wine-making is known as an industry with a high barrier to entry, typically reserved for those with a family legacy in the business, and/or those with deep enough pockets to get a foot in the door. See how founder Bertony Faustin, the first Black winemaker in the state, is not just overcoming barriers, he’s smashing them down. Click video to watch.
VSEDC is a community based non-profit that mobilizes dollars from the private sector and all levels of government to provide financial resources to small businesses in their community. See how VSEDC became a pillar within South Central Los Angeles, by providing access to business credit and business education to local businesses. Click video to watch.