17Mar

210: History Notes: Who is Going to Look Out for You?

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. We are taking this back to when I used to find myself feeling like once I graduated from college, especially in professional settings, people didn’t have my back. I spent a lot of time thinking that something was wrong with me, too. It was this unsettling feeling that because I […]

10Feb

205: Why You Should NOT Expect Your Friends to Support Your Business

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay Here’s the thing, the biggest disappointments in life are often the result of misplaced expectations. This is especially true for relationships and business expectations– expecting too much from others is a recipe for disappointment. Where am I going with all of this? Well, you shouldn’t expect your friends to be […]

23Dec

198: How I Nearly Quadrupled My Revenue

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. There’s a lot of advice out there on how to double or even triple your revenue. And to be honest, I feel like I’ve consumed it all. I’ve taken courses, attended conferences, read books, and obsessively analyzed my income reports. However, nothing beats trying things out yourself and learning from […]

16Dec

197: Why You Shouldn’t Be Scared of Entrepreneurship

More Ways to Listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. The more I talk to aspiring entrepreneurs, especially as I’m getting ready to re-launch my business development program, I hear folks mention that they’re scared. I can understand fear is normal when we’re facing anything that’s unfamiliar. For me, I wasn’t scared when I started. I’m about 99% sure that […]

21Oct

190: Black Talent Matters: Why Diversity and Inclusion is a Struggle in Corporate America

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. According to a 2020 report by MarketWatch, only 3.7% of Google workers were Black, less than 4% at Facebook, and 7.5% at Uber. The primary argument behind this heartbreaking statistic is the notion among corporate executives that finding capable Black talent is a challenge. It’s not clear whether they even […]

14Oct

189: Why Entrepreneurs Need to Target the Right Audience

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. Do Black people support each other? The answer to this hugely subjective question is both yes and no. First, Black people do support each other. In fact, they don’t just care about their families; they also care about the communities they live in. However, people in business who say Black […]

07Oct

188: What It Means to Be A First-Generation American and Entrepreneur

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. According to the Kauffman Index, more than 27% of entrepreneurs in the US are immigrants despite representing only 13.5% of the population. Furthermore, 43% of the companies on the 2017 Fortune 500 list were founded or co-founded by first or second-generation immigrants. This data speaks volumes about their ability to […]

23Sep

186: How to Find and Close a Gap In The Market

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. The one thing that’s consistent among all successful businesses is not their ability to attract customers; it’s the ability to spot and fill gaps in the market. Every successful business out there serves a specific market gap. And the reason they’re successful is that they create a business that provides […]

16Sep

185: Why Leaving a Corporate Job Might Be a Good Decision

More ways to listen: Apple Podcasts, YouTube, Spotify, GooglePlay. There are numerous benefits to working a corporate job. The job is often pretty well defined; employees boast a fairly good salary, health insurance, and for the most part, they don’t have to worry about work once they leave the office. Sounds great, right? However, Gallup reports that only 30% […]