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
The black community is rising. I feel it. I know more people are opening their eyes to the reality that their current situation CAN be and SHOULD be improved. Not only socially gain respect, but also start building wealth so this country has no choice but to listen. African American people hold a significant amount… Continue reading Open Conversations: #BlackFinancesMatter
Welcome to the third episode of the Lights…Camera…Action Series. I was joined by Jania Massey and Brandi Fox on this edition and we had a ball. Here we are..three women…speaking from the heart about what drives us to follow our passion, the in’s and out’s of entrepreneurship and so many other topics. Hope you enjoy!!
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
Alexandra DeRaye Funches is a graphic designer by trade that comes from a family line of entrepreneurs. Also the name DeRaye is a family jewel passed on through 3 generations. Alex chose to use her middle name as the name of her company as she attributes much of her success to the support of her family to start… Continue reading Small Business Sunday: DeRaye & Co.
If you have not seen these two episodes of the Lights…Camera…Action series, definitely go watch them here and here. Neither of those two productions would be possible if it was not for the cinematographic genius of Milanio Drummond. Milanio was originally inspired to get involved in film making back in middle school drama. He realized early… Continue reading The Man Behind the Camera: Milanio Drummond
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?