Testimonials for services and companies are the best way to gain insight. I personally have never worked with anyone in the small business lending space, but knowing entrepreneurs who have has been an incredible gateway to meeting brilliant people in finance. Jerel Harvey and Valley Ridge Partners are a wonderful resource for those seeking financing… Continue reading Small Business Sunday: Valley Ridge Partners
Tailgating season is underway and what better way to have great tasting burgers and ribs fresh off the grill than with an incredible sauce. This is where Triple Whammy Sauces comes in for the win. Tyler Frazier began Triple Whammy Sauces back in 2011 while still in college. His creativity in the kitchen mixing sauces won… Continue reading Small Business Sunday: Triple Whammy Sauces
Let it be known that Allante Whitmore is a phenomenal woman in every way. Her education and primary focus through both her undergraduate and masters degree programs was agricultural and bio-engineering. She is a lady of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated with great enthusiasm for educating people about the opportunities bio-fuel will bring in the… Continue reading Small Business Sunday: Napier Designs
Divine Domain has a special place in my heart because it was started by one of my Rho Mu Chapter sorors back in the year 2015. As a woman of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated initiated in the spring of 2011, Ms. Taryn Smith is always looking to reach out, uplift and improve the community she… Continue reading Small Business Sunday: Divine Domain
Jaired & Britney Epps have aggressively taken entrepreneurship by the reigns. This pair of North Carolina A&T trained engineers is constantly working to build on ideas that sometimes wake Britney up in her sleep. It’s clear that these two live by the mantra that “the sky is the limit” because they truly see no limit to… Continue reading Small Business Sunday: Eppic Caps
It’s always a party when you get a handful of tech nerds all in one place. X is for Xcellent felt like a block party when Britney Epps and Tim Noble joined me for this interview. To say I was excited to finally talk a little bit of “techie” with them would be an understatement.… Continue reading Small Business Sunday: Spark Designz L.L.C.
One thing you should never doubt is the power of the entrepreneurial spirit. It’s hard to resist building your own business especially when you are looking to build a lasting legacy in your community using something you are passionate about as the foundation. Hence, it’s easy to see how Cory Bennett got tangled up in the entrepreneurial spirit… Continue reading The Exchange with XchangeNC
At the beginning of our interview, I asked Jamar why he chose not to have an artist name and I was unprepared for his answer. He said, “I want to make myself as human as possible.” That sounds super simple, but it really made me think. Now that we live in a world where we can put… Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Happy Friday everyone. Hope you are enjoying the first Friday of June. I simply could not wait to get this post up because this interview is so important. It’s about something many of us ladies and gentlemen really hold dear to our hearts. Our Edges. If you haven’t seen the Save My Edges pledge video, please check it out before… Continue reading Freestyle Friday: Saving Our Edges
So you may remember this Freestyle Friday post that featured a slideshow of pictures from my photo shoot with Gavin Boulware. I did an impromptu post just to show off the pictures because I really loved them. I talked a little bit about how he makes sure that his clients are comfortable and I’ve also… Continue reading Small Business Sunday: Chimera’s Dream
Kindred Spirits. That would be me and Mr. Ed Gates. Both born in the great month of August, under the Leo sign and graduates of THE University of Richmond. I’ve had the great pleasure of knowing the man, myth and legend of Edward Gates Jr. since 2010 the year right before I graduated. Didn’t know… Continue reading Small Business Sunday: Gates International
Imagine how big the eyes of a 9 year old girl when she is surprised to see the birthday party of her dreams unfold before her eyes. The microscopes, mixing bowls, powders, liquid and gels all on the table in front of her and 8 of her closest friends. She’s curious by nature, always looking… Continue reading Small Business Sunday: Kiss My Tiara