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Entrepreneurship has been one of the slowest fields to reflect the diversity of the US. Why is that? Join Brittany Cole, Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center, as she explores barriers experienced by founders of color. In each episode, Brittany speaks with incredible Black and Brown founders about how they have overcome obstacles to success and discovered solutions that help level the playing field.
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This is “IRON” Mike Steadman, host of Black Entrepreneurs Survive and Thrive, happy to announce we’re back with another Season of the Show. Our first 12 Episodes allowed to highlight the impact of patient capital, the BEST Fund, and the resilience of black entrepreneurs here in the great state of New Jersey. When we initially launched, we were stil…
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After 20-years of writing his story, Donald Miller, CEO of StoryBrand and Business Made Simple, is thriving during what he calls his second act! Join us as we celebrate the release of Donald's most recent book, How to Grow Your Small Business, and learn about the six components of professionalizing your business and why Donald is betting big on fou…
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The Nashville Entrepreneur Center is proud to have Bank of America as our sponsor of Season 2 of the Twende podcast! Bank of America is advancing racial equity and economic opportunities through investments, grants, and partnerships. On this episode, you’ll get to hear from Tyson Moore - President of Bank of American Nashville and Market Executive …
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Many entrepreneurs believe they have to wait until they grow to get legal advice. On today's episode with P. Danielle Nellis, you will learn why it's important to legally protect your business from day one. Get expert insights from this experienced attorney on how to safeguard your dreams and keep yourself safe from legal trouble. Don't let the law…
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A publishing corporation, one of the first Black-owned banks in the US, and one of four HBCUs in Nashville, TN all draw their roots from one lineage – The Boyd family. R.H. Boyd Publishing Corporation has a legacy that expands across five generations. Current CEO, Dr. LaDonna Boyd, discusses innovation, transformational leadership, and strategic de…
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As founders, you are the author of your story and the story of your company. In this episode, learn from Associate Editor of The Business Journals, Marq Burnett, on ways to develop your writing skills and storytelling to attract press and customers for your business.저자 Nashville Entrepreneur Center
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A veteran expert in federal and local government policies for entrepreneurship, LaTanya Channel, joins us to discuss ways that you can grow your business by doing business with government clients. LaTanya is the Director, Economic Growth and Small Business Development for Metro Nashville shares the playbook of growing from RFPs to gaining the covet…
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There are more than 105,000 firms owned by Black & Brown founders across Tennessee. However, these businesses tend to start smaller and stay smaller (averaging only $19,800 annually) than their peer non-minority-owned firms. In this episode hear from Black entrepreneurs in the Nashville area on ways to thrive as a founder and leader while growing a…
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Corporations have pledged billions of dollars in annual spend to diverse, small businesses with initiatives to only increase this spending year over year. The largest single purchaser in the world, the U.S. Federal Government, leads the charge in supplier diversity spend. In 2022, the federal government spent an unprecedented $17 billion dollars on…
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On this special episode, join Brynn Plummer as she passes the torch, and quite literally the microphone, to her guest Brittany Cole, who will take over as host of the show going forward. As the Entrepreneur Center’s new Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, Cole will also be responsible for further enhancing the ECs Twende program, working to amplify t…
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Over the past two years, disparities in healthcare and race in the American system have amplified. Not only are people of color not receiving adequate healthcare services, but founders of color who operate in the healthcare sector struggle to receive necessary funds for their ventures. In today’s episode, Kathryne Cooper, Partner at Jumpstart Nova,…
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Jason Scott, head of startup developer ecosystems at Google and partner of the ANIM Fund, sits down with Brynn Plummer to discuss his winding path into the world of venture capital, and how he aims to play the role of a superhero sidekick in the careers of founders of color by providing them with the capital, resources, and mentorship they need to …
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Behind every great entrepreneur is a compelling story, a passion to change the current narrative and turn roadblocks into opportunities. In today’s episode, CEO & Founder of Podpal, currently the first black-owned podcasting startup, Aaron P. Woods joins Brynn Plummer to share how his mission to provide for his family led him to develop a startup t…
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“The data exists” to show that investing in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) founders pays off, says Monique Villa, co-founder of Build In SE and early-stage investor at Mucker Capital. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Villa organically found her way to Nashville and into the VC world. Today, she's paying it forward by starting a …
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Henry Beecher Hicks, president and CEO of the National Museum of African American Music, sits down with Brynn Plummer to share about his early professional career and how a decision to buy Gray Line, a premium sight-seeing tour bus and public transportation company, led him to Nashville. He also shares the many lessons he has learned as an African …
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Despite the growing diversity around us, less than 3% of all venture capital in the U.S. is given to Black, LatinX or woman-led companies. Founders of color face incredible obstacles starting and growing their businesses including access to financial resources, education and mentorship. Join host Brynn Plummer as she partakes in open and honest con…
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On this episode of the Best Podcast, I’m joined by Shannon Lazare, North New Jersey Regional Manager for M&T Bank. On the show, Shannon discusses how M&T supports black business owners, why they’re excited to be part of the BEST Initiative, and shares her perspective on how the banking system can help more black entrepreneurs survive and thrive. To…
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On this episode of the BEST Podcast, I’m joined by Ayana Morris, Co-Founder of Newark Moonlight Cinema, a drive-in movie theater located in Newark, NJ. Ayana and her husband Siree, launched Newark Moonlight Cinema in the middle of the pandemic to create a fun and entertaining experience for the City’s residents, despite being in the midst of so muc…
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On this episode of the BEST Podcast, I’m joined by Sharif Muhammad, Founder and CEO of Unlimited Capital Advisors, a certified public accounting firm in New Jersey that delivers customized financial solutions for a diversified spectrum of clientele. Sharif has over 21 years of experience working in the financial services industry.On the show, Shari…
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On this episode of the BEST Podcast, I’m joined by Dr. Pedro Santana, Founder and CEO of Deal With It Management, a full-service management and consulting firm dedicated to providing top quality solutions and services to government clients, business, K-12 and higher education leaders. To learn more about Deal With It Management , visit: https://dea…
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On this episode of the BEST Podcast, I’m joined by Keisha Wright Daniel, Owner and Director of Care for Me Children’s Learning Center, a private learning center offering a quality educational program for children from ages 6 weeks to 13 years old. Keisha shares how resilience and the responsibility of serving her youth and staff, have kept her goin…
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On this episode of the BEST Podcast, I interview David Langlieb, Senior Underwriter at New Jersey Community Capital, a non-profit community development financial institution (CDFI) dedicated to creating thriving communities through strategic investments and knowledge. To learn more about New Jersey Community Capital, visit: https://www.newjerseycom…
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On this episode of The BEST Podcast, I sat down with Jason Martin, Founder of Jason Martin Productions, a leading digital multimedia service company that specializes in corporate photography and video marketing. Jason opens up about his journey to survive and thrive, despite the pandemic, what led him to starting a business in the first place, and …
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On this episode of The BEST Podcast, I’m joined by Marcus Crawford, a young & hungry entrepreneur who Co-Founded Bro-Ritos Food Truck with some friends in 2016. Despite operating at zero revenue for several months, Marcus found a silver lining through all the chaos and has managed and shares how he’s thriving during the pandemic. To learn more abou…
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On the following episode of The BEST Podcast, I sat down with Mitchell Greene, who’s leading the ground efforts with the New Jersey BEST Fund, which includes identifying, screening, and working with black entrepreneurs, in order to get them access to patient capital through our partners. Subscribe to our newsletter here: https://thebestpodcast.subs…
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On this episode of The BEST Podcast, I sit down with Kristine Smith, CEO/Co-Founder of the InSpira Performing Arts & Cultural Center, a dance and music center for children and adults, currently operating two locations in New Brunswick and Newark, NJ. Kristine started InSpira in 2002 in the basement of a church with 14 kids and now is currently serv…
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On this episode of The BEST Podcast, I interview Dr. Suffiyah Web, a Newark Native and Founder of Brilliant Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, a unique dental environment that focuses on total body wellness for children. Suffiyah and I discuss how the pandemic has impacted her business, and how through it all, she’s kept her small team inspired, employed,…
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On this inaugural episode of the BEST Podcast, I’m joined by Lyneir Richardson to discuss Patient Capital and the NJ BEST Patient Capital Fund. With financial support secured from M&T Bank and the Surdna Foundation, The NJ BEST Patient Capital Fund will deploy $250,000 - $500,000 of non-dilutive capital – specifically, recoverable grants $25,000 to…
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Introducing The BEST (Black Entrepreneurs Survive and Thrive) Podcast, a show dedicated to highlighting the resilience of black entrepreneurs and the impact of patient capital. This series is brought to you by the Center for Urban Entrepreneurship and Economic Development at Rutgers Business School, where we integrate scholarly works with private c…
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In this episode I ask you the question of are you ready for funding for your business and what you should consider. If you haven't yet signed up for the weekly newsletter visit www.blacksidebusiness.com and receive a free copy of my recently released eBook called Funding Sources for Your Startup a Beginner's Guide.…
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In this fun and informative interview I talk with Kira McConico the owner of Integrity Designs in Kansas City www.integritydesigns01.com . Kira discusses how she transitioned from being an administrative assistant to an owner of a marketing and graphics design company. She shares how she had to self-educate and take a leap of faith to achieve her d…
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This interview is powerful and very important for entrepreneurs. Stacey talks about her journey from a high paying job to couch surfing while pursuing her vision. She provides key insights into what you need to do to be an entrepreneur. ALSO she is hosting The Happy Conference on October 7 - 9, 2016. Visit www.thehappyconference.co for more informa…
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In this episode I discuss the three biggest challenges Black professionals face when looking to start a side business. These are:1. Confidence2. Time Management3. Picking the Right IdeaMake sure you visit www.blacksidebusiness.com and sign up for the weekly newsletter for tools, tips, information and motivation on how to start and run a Black side …
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