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58 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Reclaiming, Rebuilding, and Restoring Black Businesses: Q&A with Phil Andrews, President of LIAACC
2020 has presented a big list of challenges to all Americans, most especially African Americans. Since the small business is the lifeblood of any economy, we discuss how the black entrepreneur can tap into the amazing opportunities that have presented themselves during these turbulent times. The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce’s Phil Andrews believes fundamentally in the economic empowerment of entrepreneurs across the country, with minimal government interference. His leadership and the integrity of the Chamber was tested throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Phil proudly shared that they were able to help small companies ride the wave of the pandemic thanks to their partnerships with the Small Business Administration and other private organizations. He also praises their ability to embrace digital resources while continuing to stay high touch. When asked what continues to be a challenge for the Chamber, Phil speaks about the need for greater representation across different business sectors and net worth so as to provide an atmosphere of mentorship and learning between business owners of all sizes. Speaking further on COVID-19, Phil looks at the crisis as containing the seed of opportunity for small business owners. Every business, he says, lives in a cycle: There will be ups and there will be downs in varying degrees. He believes that the people who make up America are resilient enough to be able to bounce back even from such an unprecedented global crisis; but the ones who end up thriving are those entrepreneurs who are proactive, adaptive, and innovative in the midst of seemingly endless uncertainty. After all, 2020 is just another chapter in your business’s story. Memorable Moments: ● How the LIAACC plans to increase its membership in 2021 ● How the Chamber is helping to rebuild black-owned businesses in New York ● LIAACC top priorities for the Chamber ● Why small business owners should be a part of the Chamber of Commerce ● Chamber of Commerce benefits which members do not utilize enough ● Creating more black-owned businesses and putting more African Americans in top executive positions ● The importance of increasing the quality of professionalism and service of black-owned businesses ● How the Chamber will move forward amid the current climate Guest Profile: Phil Andrews is the President of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. and the Past President of the 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. He is the Founder of P.A. Public Relations Co.; Phil serves as Public Relations Director. Prior to beginning his career in Public Relations, Phil was the Vice President of the Haircut Hut franchise. He currently holds a leadership position in the Black Public Relations Society-New York, Inc. which is New York’s Premier organization for Image Makers and Strategists in Public Relations. Phil has received many proclamations from notable political officials including former Nassau County Executive Thomas S. Gullotta, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and Assembly-woman Earlene Hooper Hill, 18th Assembly District of New York. In 2010, Phil was honored for 50 or So Around 50 by Long Island Business News. In 2011, Phil was honored by the Korean American Association of Greater New York (KAAGNY) with the “Good Neighbor Award”. Phil's work has been featured in multi-platform publications including Black Star News, The New York Beacon, Amsterdam News, Minority Business Review, The Network Journal and more. He’s also featured in “15 Years of Minority Business Development” a book published by...
55 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
The Perfect Playground for Women of Color
Black women are human and deserve time to process the trauma and the complexities in our communities and daily lives. How can these women embrace, embody, and express their perfect, authentic self? Holistic healing, according to De'Nicea Hilton, is an ongoing and continuously evolving journey of growth informed by one’s physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual influences. This type of healing doesn’t only involve cuts and bruises, but more so overcoming limiting beliefs and barriers that you’ve imposed on yourself, willingly or otherwise, throughout your life. If, for example, a black woman becomes fully aware that her skin color shouldn’t become a permanent obstacle to accomplishing her dreams, she is then free to grow personally and professionally, fulfilling her potential as a human being. Tune in to hear how you can express your authentic self and activate play to experience, explore, and evolve your way into a stronger and wiser version of you. Knowledge Discussion · What is “holistic healing”? · Activating play for holistic healing · The mindset women have to adopt in order to undergo holistic healing · What are the differences between self-care, play, and holistic healing? · Is self-care different for men and women? · What makes this approach to holistic healing for black women unique? · How self-care improves mental health · The Perfect PlayGround Guest Profile: Who says you’re Perfect? De’Nicea does! Appreciating the root meaning of “whole and complete,” De’Nicea Hilton creates Playful Healing Spaces for Women to Embrace, Embody and Express Her Perfect Authentic Self. Expanding beyond her expertise in holistic and integrative approaches as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, she guides women to use Play to realize their potential by experiencing serious healing that doesn’t have to be so serious. She founded the Perfect PlayGround healing space that offers experiences such as her signature Perfect Alignment PlayGroup Mentorship, Re-Creation Center Membership and the infamous UnSlumber Party Day Retreats. While playing in the Perfect PlayGround, women DISCOVER the holistic, purposeful meaning of her physical symptoms/conditions, EXPLORE the possibilities already available to support her Being in her purpose and EXPERIENCE her potential when Discover: Website: www.deniceahilton.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/deniceahilton Facebook: www.facebook.com/deniceahilton Instagram: www.instagram.com/deniceahilton Offer: Experience one free month of P.L.A.Y with De’Nicea: https://deniceahilton.com/freetrial/ Re-Creation Center Membership:
58 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
What 2020 Disasters Have Taught Us
Every single one of us has the power to create and pass on a legacy. But how does one go about building their net worth and ensuring that their assets are protected for future generations? “Digital estate planning is all about leveraging online, self-serve technology to help families put their affairs in order, because we recognize that over 58% have not conducted any form of estate planning.” Cheri Williams-Franklin says that, usually, it’s assumed that going about it is too complicated or expensive. Life Snapshot’s purpose is to simplify digital estate planning to make this timely and relevant process accessible to everyone. Jayne Ellegard takes us through what she calls the six pillars of financial empowerment. The first pillar covers your money values and beliefs, a fundamental (but often overlooked) phase that creates context for all the other pillars. The second pillar asks: “What’s your destination?” This step is concerned with establishing your individual, personal financial goals. Pillar three, which she calls “planes, trains, and automobiles”, defines your starting point: your net worth, which you can find by subtracting your liabilities from your assets. The fourth pillar is all about spending thoughtfully, with purpose. Pillar five goes into the world of investments. Finally, pillar six is called “giving the best gifts”, referring to insurance and estate planning. Tune in to hear how you can discuss and put together an end-of-life care plan for your family and what sets Life Snapshot apart in helping you along this process, as well as dissecting your current financial situation in order to increase your net worth and create a legacy. Memorable Moments: What is “digital estate planning”? [2:38] Why African-Americans and other minorities tend to have a hard time finding value in estate planning [6:57] Examples of positive pre-death planning practices [10:48] Starting the conversation about digital estate planning with your loved ones [14:54] Common mistakes people make when planning their legacy [25:51] The first three of Jayne’s six pillars of financial empowerment [34:07] Good debt versus bad debt [38:34] Increasing your net worth [45:02] The last three of Jayne’s six pillars of financial empowerment [54:32] Guest Profiles Cheri Williams-Franklin is the Founder & CEO of Life Snapshot and a digital estate planning expert that has developed a technology platform that helps families organize and securely store personal asset information so their loved ones can easily find them while dealing with overwhelming grief. Cheri holds a Bachelors of Arts in Speech Communication with a minor in Journalism, as well as a Masters’ in Business Administration. Following the untimely passing of her 36-year old sister in 2015 she uses her experience to promote positive pre-death planning practices for families. Life Snapshot is growing and recently added its first celebrity client to the platform. Cheri's been featured on Market Watch, ABC, NBC, FOX, Digital Journal, Kapitus Financial and Cheapism. Website: Plan your family’s legacy: https://www.lifesnapshot.com/ Become a member: https://www.lifesnapshot.com/estate-planning-sign-up-to-become-a-member Social Media Links: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lifesnapshotinc/?hl=en Twitter:
58 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Is Fall 2020 Cancelled? Staying Relevant in the Business of Fashion
How are some of the most influential designers in the fashion industry staying creative in this time of crisis? Today’s guest makes an excellent case for forging strong, authentic relationships with your current and potential customers, as well as staying nimble and on the cutting edge by creating an online presence. As a primarily home-based celebrity fashion designer with an established brand and customer base, she’s been able to weather the storm that is COVID-19 and adapt her business to today’s uncertain circumstances. Everyone is born with potential for entrepreneurship, some with greater potential than others. But no matter where your starting point is on this exciting journey, you can always increase your chances for business success by training your business muscle. If you have an idea that you are absolutely passionate about and can monetize, it all becomes a matter of understanding your industry inside and out, being willing to develop enduring relationships with your customers, and finding the right balance between your work life and home life. Tune in to hear how you can build strong relationships with your clients, thrive in the fashion retail industry amid the pandemic, and maximize your potential as an entrepreneur. Memorable Moments: ● The power of building and nurturing relationships with your customers [5:33] ● How the pandemic has impacted the fashion world [7:06] ● The next big trend in the fashion industry [18:03] ● What it’s like to be a celebrity fashion designer [23:28] ● Lizz’s toughest moment in business [25:17] ● What makes a successful entrepreneur? [31:17] ● The importance of self-care and managing stress [40:00] ● Lizz’s advice for young designers [46:46] Guest Profile: Lizz Russell is a celebrity fashion and couture designer based in Southern California. She was born and raised in sunny San Diego, CA. Always having a creative spirit and flare for fashion, she began to sew at the age of twelve, and later refined her talents by studying Fashion Design at Mesa College in San Diego. She began her professional career designing evening wear and has since caught the attention of countless celebrities in Hollywood and other women from all over the United States. The ever-growing Lizz Russell Collection has expanded from Evening Wear to include her exclusive Rose Handbags, Royal Tees and Jewelry collections, all custom made. Each Rose Handbag is handmade and adorned with beautiful silk and satin flowers with exceptional attention-to-detail. Each style boasts intricate patterns, vibrant colors and fashionably long shoulder strap chains or high-end beaded or jeweled handles. Appropriately named after appetizing desserts like German Chocolate and Strawberry Shortcake, each handbag is unique and deliciously stylish! More than a designer, Lizz Russell is a testament to the human spirit. In the midst of her career, Guillan Barre Syndrome (GBS) and Bells Palsy simultaneously attacked her body, but Lizz emerged triumphant and has continued her journey. She serves as an advocate for GBS survivors and their families through her numerous speaking engagements. She is the recipient of many accolades and awards, including the Civic Leadership Award, for her contributions to the entertainment industry. Lizz Russell is an example of perseverance and success as a 21st...
59 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
Discover The Secret To Breaking Boundaries in Business
This week I’m joined by Lee Chambers, an Environmental Psychologist, Wellbeing Consultant and Certified Life Coach, based in Preston, UK. In his interview Lee explained how he has progressed in both his businesses, continued his education and overcome multiple challenges. He also shared some of the biggest life lessons he has learned and gives us advice on a wide variety of topics, from how you can build a business by being true to yourself, to managing stress, to improving the well-being of your team. Memorable Moments: ● The fascinating world of environmental psychology [11:39] ● Improving the well-being of your team by strategizing around their working environment [15:31] ● Keys to being a successful business owner [21:28] ● Thriving as an entrepreneur in today’s economy [30:39] ● Becoming healthier by enacting change in the workplace [42:53] ● How COVID-19 will change the wellness market [48:02] Guest Profile: Lee Chambers – Environmental Psychologist, Wellbeing Consultant and Founder of Essentialise Workplace Wellbeing. Having spent the last 10 years working in a variety of fields, including local government, a corporate organization, and in elite sports, he has now brought his experience and qualifications with the aim to impact the wellbeing of thousands of individuals and businesses through organizational wellbeing advancement, while looking to promote conscious and purpose lead leadership internally. Lee has qualifications in Performance Nutrition, Environmental Psychology and Advanced Sleep Consultancy, and he delivers multi-disciplinary workshops focused on improving performance and productivity through increasing employee wellbeing. This is an issue very close to his heart, as after losing the ability to walk in 2014 due to chronic illness, he has battled back to achieve a positive health outcome, and is now on the pathway to become medication free. He also presents the Health and Wellbeing show on Ribble FM Radio, and speaks in Educational establishments about his varied career path, health challenges and having a resilient mindset. Based in Preston in the North of the UK, Lee is currently working with business owners and employee teams to create culture change, wellbeing strategies and champions. He is a father of 2, coaches a disability football team, and enjoys eating good food with good friends. He is currently writing his first book, “How to Conquer Anything”, which will be released in November 2020. Discover: Essentialise: https://www.essentialise.co.uk Lee’s Consultancy: https://leechambers.org Twitter: @essentialise Facebook/Instagram: @essentialisecoach LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lee-chambers-278a6518a/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/leechambersessentialise FREE Gift Offer: Download My Authentic Purpose Book here: https://www.essentialise.co.uk/ebook Rate and Review If you found this episode of JMMBOB valuable and encouraging, I would be so grateful if you left a rating and review. I love getting to know the people in my community and it helps other black business owners discover the podcast as well.
58 minutes | Sep 7, 2020
Business Spotlight: Q&A with Derrick Butler, CEO of Krisspi
What does it mean to be an effective business leader? How do you take a vision, grow a business, and relentlessly drive it to completion? Today’s guest is here to answer all this and more. As a third-generation entrepreneur, solving problems and adding value to people’s lives runs in Derrick Butler’s blood. Then, on one fateful weekend in Las Vegas, Derrick found himself in need of an on-demand service that would connect him to a barber. After searching high and low - and receiving a less than fashionable haircut - Derrick decided to create Krisspi, an app that connects clients with vetted licensed barbers and hairstylists. It’s like an Uber for hairstylists! Since then, Derrick has grown Krisspi to incredible heights and has so much value and wisdom to offer us today. Tune in to hear Derrick reveal the main tools business owners need to thrive, how he continues to stay on top of trends in technology, and how business owners can pivot during these uncertain times. Guest Profile: Derrick Butler is the CEO and founder of Krisspi, an app that connects clients with vetted licensed barbers and hairstylist. He also describes himself as a futurist and technologist who turns trends in technology, into a business. Discover: Learn more about Krisspi: https://www.getkrisspi.com/ Memorable Moments: ● Derrick’s background as a third-generation entrepreneur [2:32] ● The story behind Krisspi [8:31] ● The essential tools a small business must have to thrive and grow [24:54] ● The keys to building trust with your customers [27:30] ● How Derek bounced back from his mistake [33:48] ● How Derek stays productive [42:14] Special Offer: All JMMBOB listeners will get 30% off their haircut from Krisspi in September by using the promo code 30JMMBOB. Score a free haircut from Krisspi by being the first caller to call 844-574-7774. Rate and Review: If you found this episode of JMMBOB valuable and encouraging, I would be so grateful if you left a rating and review. I love getting to know the people in my community and it helps other black business owners discover the podcast as well. Something Extra: Feeling isolated in business? Join the Elite Conversations Business Community. It’s made up of seasoned and successful business owners and professionals that will provide you with resources and connections to take your business to the next level. Sign up for a membership today and get connected with an awesome group of entrepreneurs, professionals and influencers. To learn more, call 301-257-5792. Curious about how to turn your passion into profit? Then tune into the ‘Blog Your Way to a Business Profit’ Podcast by Antoinette Blake aka the Delaware Blogger. Tune in every Wednesday at 1pm to learn the top blogging tips and branding trends to become a profitable blogger.
58 minutes | Sep 1, 2020
Should Brands Take a Stand on Social Justice?
2020 has been quite an eventful year for the world and for business owners. We’re currently dealing with a global pandemic and the repercussions it has on business owners. We also saw the Black Lives Matter movement sweep the world, and incite thousands of people around the world to protest police violence and the unjust deaths of George Floyd, Brianna Taylor, and many others. All of these events have compelled many notable corporations, brands, and influencers to speak out. Some have successfully used their platforms to call for greater change, while others fell short. With customers now holding brands to a higher social standard and calling out for more diversity and inclusion, it can be tricky for businesses to know how to navigate public opinion. Here to shed light on the situation are two phenomenal guests: Marcus Collins and Will Shelton. In this episode, Marcus Collins reveals how the business world should go about navigating these vital social issues, and why it’s important to take a stand - even when it’s inconvenient. Later on, I’m joined by Will Shelton who reveals how brands can increase diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This is one powerful episode led by two phenomenal powerhouses, so don’t miss out! Guest Profile Marcus Collins is a cultural strategist and keynote speaker who has helped steward some of the biggest brands in the world. He has received notable awards, such as being a recipient of Ad Age's 40 Under 40 list, and he was even the Head of Digital Strategy for Beyonce! Follow Marcus Collins: https://www.instagram.com/marctothec/ Wil Shelton is the co-founder of WilPower Integrated Marketing, a full-service event activation agency specializing in the beauty/barber industry. The company is positioned in more than 40 urban markets nationwide and has relationships with over 100,000 African American salons. Follow Wil Shelton: https://www.instagram.com/imwilpower/ Discover: Visit Our Website https://www.jmmbobpodcast.com/ Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justmindingmybob/ Memorable Moments: The importance of financial empowerment [3:20] The right time for businesses to speak out [4:01] Marcus’ guidelines to brands when making a public statement [12:07] The measurable actions businesses can take to diversify their company [30:16] What an inclusive organization looks like [32:56] Rate and Review: If you found this episode of JMMBOB valuable and encouraging, I would be so grateful if you left a rating and review. I love getting to know the people in my community and it helps other black business owners discover the podcast as well. Something Extra: In the mood for a riveting and powerful fiction novel? Check out the debut novel, We Made Plans, by La'Onque Chavette. It chronicles the lives of a group of longtime friends in the midst of living their best lives when they experience a horrific trajectory altering event. We made plans is available online at Barnes and Noble, Walmart, Amazon, and Mahogany Books. Looking to achieve personal and professional success in your life? Then you have to check out Jennifer Bryant’s new 30 Day Interactive Journal....
34 minutes | Jul 21, 2020
Financial Empowerment: Should Women Go It Alone or Keep It Together [Part One]
Money, money, money. Even though money makes the world go round, so many of us live in fear of money. Whether we know it or not, many of us are harboring deep shame or fear around money, and it’s holding us back. I’m a huge believer that we all need to live in financial empowerment and take control of our financial future. Instead of letting life happen to us, we need to take charge and lead with confidence. That’s why I’m so excited to launch our 3-part series on how to achieve financial empowerment, featuring special guest, Jayne Ellegard. We’ll unpack the three out of six pillars of financial empowerment so we can take better control of our financial future. In this episode, we dive deep into the first pillar and learn all about money values and beliefs. Along the way, Jayne reveals why it’s so important for us to engage in financial conversations now rather than later, and her special exercise to determine our money values. Guest Profile: Jayne Ellegard is the founder and coach of Ellegant Wealth, a learning environment that empowers women who are ready to show up and own their financial journey with courage, confidence, and wisdom. After leaving the corporate world, she made it a goal to make a difference in as many women’s financial lives as possible. Her 6 pillars of financial empowerment offer women a unique and fun way to inspire financial confidence. Memorable Moments: The importance of financial empowerment [3:20] Why we shouldn’t wait to take charge of our financial situations [16:00] Jayne’s exercise around money values and beliefs [19:00] Discover: Visit Our Website ‘The Click Urban’: https://www.theclickurban.com/ Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/justmindingmybob/ Visit Ellegant Wealth: https://www.ellegantwealth.com/ Rate and Review If you found this episode of JMMBOB valuable and encouraging, I would be so grateful if you left a rating and review. I love getting to know the people in my community and it helps other black business owners discover the podcast as well. Something Extra: If you’re ready to level up and be financially empowered, check out Jayne Ellegard’s signature offerings.
21 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
Building Generational Wealth: The Power of Your Legacy
Welcome to the Just Minding Your Black-Owned Business Podcast. We’re once again focused on helping you create freedom in your business, personal brand, and lifestyle by bridging the gap between your passion and success for your business. Today, we’re diving into generational wealth. If you’re intimidated by this term, don’t be. Although it’s something you may want to put off till later, the reality is that all business owners are humans. That means we get tired. We get old. Someday, we may want to retire and pass down the torch. Building your generational wealth ensures that you have something to pass down from one generation to the next, whether that be to your children or grandchildren. In this episode, I’m sharing exactly what generational wealth means and the practical strategies you can use today to start building it. From stocks to real-estate, I unpack the ins and outs of each investment and how it can ultimately help you leave behind a powerful legacy. If you’re ready to get financially serious about the future, then tune in to this episode. Rate and Review If you found this episode of JMMBOB valuable and encouraging, I would be so grateful if you left a rating and review. I love getting to know the people in my community and it helps other black business owners discover the podcast as well. Memorable Moments: What is generational wealth [2:00] How to build generational wealth [5:45] How to invest in real-estate [11:44] How to build a business you can pass down [13:35] Something Extra: Download the Acorns App to invest your money.
34 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
Lucinda Cross Shares the Importance of Being Visible & Building Strategic Partnerships
So many of us like to stay behind the scenes. Although we desire to be at the forefront of our business, so many of us stay small out of fear. We fear being seen. We fear how we’re going to be perceived. We fear uncertainty. But guess what? You can have the best business in the world, but without visibility, you won’t succeed. In order to thrive, we need to stop holding ourselves back and push past the fear. We need to transform our mindset and tell ourselves, “I have something of value to bring to the table.” Only then can we show up and gain true visibility. In this episode, I had the pleasure of talking to Lucinda Cross, CEO of Activate Worldwide, who reveals the power of visibility. Along the way, she shares the importance of appearing in front of your ideal audience, how she becomes a “strategic stalker” to get featured in publications, and the importance of building effective, strategic partnerships that align with your brand. It’s time to show up and be seen, so start tuning in today to leverage the power of visibility. Guest Profile: Lucinda Cross is an entrepreneur, motivational superstar, and bestselling author who tells it like it is. If you want inspiration, authenticity, and straight talk with business and personal development leaders, then Lucinda Cross is your go-to. She is a Certified Business Coach, and TV Lifestyle Expert, Lucinda Cross is the CEO of two personal and professional development companies, Activate Worldwide LLC. and Activate Your Life.org brands, which include The Big ASK, WE Nation, and Activate Your Life Leadership training. She is an award-winning influencer who has received the Life Time Achievement Award from former President Barack Obama, 40 under 40 Award from Westchester County, 25 Influential Black Women, and many more. Discover: Follow Lucinda Cross on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucindacross/ Follow Lucinda Cross on Twitter: https://www.twiiter.com/lucindaspeaks Learn more about Lucinda Cross: https://lucindacross.com/ Rate and Review If you found this episode of JMMBOB valuable and encouraging, I would be so grateful if you left a rating and review. I love getting to know the people in my community and it helps other black business owners discover the podcast as well. Knowledge Discussion: The power of visibility [3:25] How to get featured in publications [6:55] The importance of strategic partnerships [14:46] The best way to learn more about big brands [21:30] How to pivot to the next level [27:57]
37 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
Nikki Woods Shares How to Discover Your Full Potential & Ignite Your Business Growth [Part Two]
You can’t sit around waiting for someone to achieve your goals because nobody has the same desire, motivation, and belief that you have in your dreams. There’s no shortcut to success. You simply have to start. You’ll stumble a lot; but no individual has ever gotten away with success without a ton of failure. Nikki makes a case against the myth of perfectionism. She says that the majority of your plans will fall short of your ideal. But there’s no getting away from this reality. Instead of striving for perfection, Nikki encourages people to simply carry out their task and, once it’s all said and done, go through three steps: reflect, address, and accept. Look at what went wrong, what went right, and what you could do differently next time; take action based on those reflections; then move on once it’s all done. Rinse and repeat. Tune in to hear how you can eliminate all your excuses and unlock your full potential, from creating an unshakable sense of self, the importance of staying grounded, increasing productivity through self-care, and the seven habits that keep people from success. Knowledge Discussion: · Steps that all entrepreneurs need to take to discover their full potential and ignite business growth [1:13] · Why “perfect” doesn’t exist and what to strive for instead [9:16] · Why self-care is so important [17:50] · The seven habits that can keep you from getting unstuck [21:35] Guest Profile: Nikki Woods is a six-time bestselling author and world-renowned media and marketing strategist, having just finished a 10-year run as the senior producer and an on-air personality with the number one nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show. Connect with Nikki Woods: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenikkiwoods/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/NikkiWoods Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nikkiwoods/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikkiwoods/ Nikki Woods Media: https://nikkiwoodsmedia.com/ Rate and Review: If you found this episode of JMMBOB valuable and encouraging, I would be so grateful if you left a rating and review. I love getting to know the people in my community and it helps other black business owners discover the podcast as well.
27 minutes | Jun 9, 2020
Nikki Woods Shares How to Discover Your Full Potential & Ignite Your Business Growth [Part One]
In the first half of this two-part interview, Lynn speaks with Nikki Woods. She is a six-time bestselling author and world-renowned media and marketing strategist, having just finished a 10-year run as the senior producer and an on-air personality with the number one nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show. The two discuss key steps every business owner needs to follow in order to discover their full potential as entrepreneurs, especially during these turbulent times. Listen in and learn how to scale your brand using social media, become confident in making tough business decisions, publish and promote your own [bestselling] book, and build a large, loyal tribe!
18 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
Understanding Millennials from The Millennial Perspective
Millennials are currently taking over the worldwide workforce. In fact, it’s predicted that by 2030, millennials will take up 75% of the workforce. This generation (made up of people born between 1981-1996) is the first one ever to grow up completely surrounded by technology, thus shaping the way they view work. With 1.8 billion millennials in the world, it’s inevitable that the way we conduct business and engage millennials in the workplace will have to evolve. The question is: what are you and your business doing to attract and retain them in the workplace? On this episode, I’m diving deep and unpacking the millennials perspective, and how you can apply this in your workplace. From their core motivations to how they consume content, I’m revealing exactly how you can leverage the millennial generation for your business. Rate and Review If you found this episode of JMMBOB valuable and encouraging, I would be so grateful if you left a rating and review. I love getting to know the people in my community and it helps other black business owners discover the podcast as well. Apple Podcast Link: https://apple.co/33JHMJx Knowledge Discussion: ● Who are millennials? [00:47] ● What millennials value [3:08] ● Why influencer marketing is a ‘thing’ [04:44] ● What millennials ‘lack’ [07:10] ● The ideal working atmosphere for a millennial [10:45] Something Extra: Tune in to the Dr Estee Speaks Education podcast with Estee McCoy, an award-winning educator. Every Sunday at 5:30 pm, Estee discusses everything about education - what you want to know, what you don’t know, and what you need to know. Mark your calendars and tune in.
17 minutes | May 26, 2020
How to Thrive During the COVID19 Lockdown as a Savvy Business Owner
While working from home sounds like a dream come true, being forced to do it in the midst of a global pandemic is more like a nightmare. On top of that, many small businesses are facing the threat of closing permanently because of the effects of COVID-19. With so much uncertainty in the world, it can be hard to get up and continue staying productive. But not all hope is lost. There are many things we entrepreneurs can do to mitigate the effects of the current situation and keep our business afloat, even in lockdown. In this episode, I’m sharing the tried and true strategies you can apply to your mind, body, and soul to help you avoid burnout and remain productive in lockdown. Whether your goal is to make it to the next day or to keep your business running, this episode will be the helping hand you need to keep moving forward. Remember, you are not alone. With a little heart, hustle, and encouragement, I know we can all make it through to the other side. Rate and Review If you found this episode of JMMBOB valuable and encouraging, I would be so grateful if you left a rating and review. I love getting to know the people in my community and it helps other black business owners discover the podcast as well. https://apple.co/33JHMJx- link to Apple Podcasts Memorable Moments: ● Strategies to avoid burnout [4:54] ● Why you should still ‘dress up’ [9:45] ● Why you should limit social media activity [11:28] ● The most effective way to get things done [12:18] ● How to set boundaries [13:22] Something Extra: Tune in to the Perfect Timing podcast every Monday.
18 minutes | May 19, 2020
How Mompreneurs Can Up Thier Entrepreneurial Hustle
Moms are the unsung heroes in every community across the globe. Not only are we expected to look after the kids and keep a tidy home, but we’re also hustling to build our dream careers. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed when trying to juggle and grow your business, you’re not alone. But if there’s anyone who can do it, it’s you. In the episode, I’m sharing the tried and tested strategies that other mompreneurs swear by in order to level up their entrepreneurial hustle. By the end, you’ll be equipped with the advice you need to thrive - even when all the odds are stacked against you. They say it takes a village, so be sure to tune in to the incredible wisdom from other mompreneurs and get started on your dream today. Rate and Review If you found this episode of JMMBOB valuable and encouraging, I would be so grateful if you left a rating and review. I love getting to know the people in my community and it helps other black business owners discover the podcast as well. Memorable Moments: How to optimise your time [2:04] The importance of taking care of yourself [6:10] How to overcome doubt [11:05] Remove toxic influences from your life [13:25] The importance of supportive partners [14:17] Something Extra: Tune in to the UpFront Mind, Body and Soul Podcast by Michelle Boulden-Hammond. Every Thursday at 6pm, Michelle provides insight on how we can develop inspiration, ideas, and dreams in our work, home, life and business.
26 minutes | May 12, 2020
The 4 Pillars of TJMLLC: Purpose, Passion, Vision, and Destiny
What does success mean to you? Is it when you finally hit six-figures in your business? When you get media attention? When you win a notable award? As a speaker, life coach, and author of six books, our next guest, Tanya Miller, is no stranger to hitting milestones and achieving society’s definition of success. But, as she reveals in this episode, success isn’t always a fixed, arbitrary goal. Tune in to hear how Tanya defines success, her refreshing insight on how you can discover your purpose, and how she pushes herself out of her comfort zone. I had so much fun talking to Tanya and I know you’ll love her as much as I do. Guest Profile: Tanya Miller is an author, life coach, and speaker at Tanya J Miller LLC. Her focus is on helping you do life and leadership unapologetically on purpose. She has run her business for over 15 years and published six books. She truly is a powerhouse of a woman. Rate and Review If you found this episode of JMMBOB valuable and encouraging, I would be so grateful if you left a rating and review. I love getting to know the people in my community and it helps other black business owners discover the podcast as well. https://apple.co/33JHMJx - link to Apple Podcasts Memorable Moments: Who is Tanya Miller? [1:28] How to define success [6:39] How to discover your purpose [7:42] Insight on vision and purpose [11:27] How we can get out of our comfort zone [14:11] Discover: Visit Our Website ‘The Click Urban’: https://www.theclickurban.com/ Follow me on Instagram: Insert Link: https://www.instagram.com/justmindingmybob/ Follow Tanya on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/talkingwithtanya/ Visit Tanya J Miller LLC: https://www.tanyajmiller.com/ Something Extra: Are you constantly saying to yourself that there has to be a better way to reach your goals? Do you feel stuck and overwhelmed? Then Pamela Burkett Jones’ new coaching program is exactly what you need to stir up your passion. Learn more at www.LiveProactively.com
18 minutes | May 5, 2020
Black Women Entrepreneurs: Past, Present, and Future
Despite all the challenges that are inherently stacked against us, the state of entrepreneurship amongst black women has never been more promising. In fact, according to the Center of American Progress, African American women operate more than 1.3 million businesses in the US, which generate over $45 billion in yearly revenue. In this very special episode, I’m turning back time to learn more about the phenomenal black women who have paved the way for all black business owners. Each of them demonstrates ingenuity, fierce determination, and a resolve to succeed even when the odds are stacked against them. Along the way, I also reveal exactly why there has never been a better time to be a black female entrepreneur and why our future is looking 100% bright. I’m so proud to share their history with you and I hope you feel inspired to blaze your own trail. Rate and Review If you found this episode of JMMBOB valuable and encouraging, I would be so grateful if you left a rating and review. I love getting to know the people in my community and it helps other black business owners discover the podcast as well. https://apple.co/33JHMJx - link to Apple Podcasts Memorable Moments: The tale of Clara Brown [3:23] The tale of Maggie Walker [5:16] The tale of Sheila Johnson [7:29] The tale of Sandra Caldwell [9:07] The tale of Renee Bluitt [14:32] Something Extra: If you’re a public speaker that struggles to get booked for speaking engagements, or you’re looking for an elevator pitch to gain media attention, look no further than Precious Williams’ latest book, ‘Bad Bitches and Power Pitches.’ It’s designed to help women entrepreneurs get all the attention and interest they need right now.
19 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
Business Spotlight: Q&A with Erica Nail, Founder of 325 Catering & Events
Every business owner knows that the entrepreneurial journey is full of adversity. But the key to becoming successful is to just keep going. Today’s guest is no stranger to adversity. While battling Lupus and being a single mother of two, Erica Nail went from selling to go plates to starting a thriving catering & event planning business. Tune in to hear how she uses her adversity to keep pushing forward, why self-care is so important for business owners, and why all of us should leave the past in the past. Erica was an absolute delight to talk to and I know you’ll benefit from her tremendous wisdom. Guest Profile: Erica Nail is the founder of 325 Catering & Event Planning. Since she started her business in 2013, Erica has gone on to host a variety of events for elite clientele around the U.S. Her main inspiration in life is to be an incredible inspiration to others and leave behind an incredible legacy. Rate and Review If you found this episode of JMMBOB valuable and encouraging, I would be so grateful if you left a rating and review. I love getting to know the people in my community and it helps other black business owners discover the podcast as well. https://apple.co/33JHMJx - link to Apple Podcasts Memorable Moments: Who is Erica Nail? [1:16] What Erica wishes she had done differently [1:33] Why self-care is so important [3:37] Erica’s battle with adversity [9:33]
14 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
Promote Your Small Business Like A Pro To Generate More Brand Awareness
Success in business can be broken down into two key parts: supplying something that people are willing to pay for and placing your offer in front of the right people. That’s right, it’s vital for you to promote your business in order to thrive. But how do you get your offer in front of the right people? That’s exactly what I’m revealing in today’s episode. Tune in to learn the simple, but highly effective ways to start promoting your business and generate more brand awareness. Whether you’re someone who thrives online or prefers physical events, you’ll learn both online and offline strategies that you can start implementing immediately to start sharing your offer with your audience. So what are you waiting for? Let’s start getting more eyes on your business. Rate and Review If you found this episode of JMMBOB valuable and encouraging, I would be so grateful if you left a rating and review. I love getting to know the people in my community and it helps other black business owners discover the podcast as well. https://apple.co/33JHMJx - link to Apple Podcasts Memorable Moments: The place where most people learn about black owned businesses [1:23] How to effectively leverage Google for your business [2:20] The importance of reviews [7:43] Why community events are still useful [10:10] The art of cross-promotion [11:08] Something Extra: In order to promote your business, you need to have the perfect pitch. Tune in to the ‘Pitching My Ass Off’ Podcast by Precious Williams every Sunday at 5pm.
23 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Business Spotlight: Q&A with Tomina Ward, Founder & CEO of Black Therapy Love
Finding a mental health professional that you can trust and relate to can be difficult - especially in the black community. There’s often this unspoken feeling that we always have to remain strong, and this can often hinder us from taking care of ourselves. In fact, it can be hard to even admit that you need to seek professional help. My guest today is here to change all of that. In this episode, I had the honor of talking to Tomina Ward, the founder and CEO of Black Therapy Love. After struggling to find a black therapist, Tomina set out to create an app that would connect the black community to black therapists. Tune in to hear all about how and why it’s so important to seek professional help, the biggest challenge Tomina faced in her career, and the best advice she’s ever received to date. I think it’ll be the best advice you ever hear too. Guest Profile: Tomina Ward is a 19-year veteran in the Marine Corps, a mental health advocate, and a career counselor. She is also the founder and CEO of Black Therapy Love, an app that bridges the gap between clients and mental health clinicians. Black Therapy Love is already receiving amazing reviews and making an incredible impact in the Black community. Discover: Visit Our Website: ClickUrban Follow JMMBOB on Instagram: JustMindingMyBOB Follow Tomina Ward on Instagram: Black_Therapy_Love Visit Black Therapy Love: Black-Therapy-Love.com Rate and Review If you found this episode of JMMBOB valuable and encouraging, I would be so grateful if you left a rating and review. I love getting to know the people in my community and it helps other black business owners discover the podcast as well. https://apple.co/33JHMJx - link to Apple Podcasts Memorable Moments: The start of Black Therapy Love [1:25] Why it’s difficult to find black therapists [8:05] The one thing Tomina wishes she knew before starting her career [14:55] The best advice Tomina has ever received [20:10] Something Extra: If you are looking for a group of like minded entrepreneurs to connect with, be sure to check out the Elite Conversations Business Community Other black therapy resources: Therapyforblackgirls.com Therapyforblackmen.org
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