Black Business and Creativity - Jen Brown and Chase Parker

Entrepreneur Struggle

Jul 10 2023 • 43 mins

Chase Parker was in pursuit of another creative mind working on a short film project, so he turned to his friend (and DCP Executive Producer) Jen Brown to see if she was up for it. They didn’t know it at the time, but their collaboration was the beginning of BlakOWND Productions, which they have since co-founded, where they set out to tell Black stories with innovation and creativity. They discuss what it’s like to delineate responsibilities and recognize each other’s strengths while tackling new challenges, like budgeting and setting fair wages for themselves and their contractors. They also tell us about how they’ve reframed their concept of side hustle and full-time work, how they approach marketing and building their brand, and what it takes to work through disagreements and find a comfortable resolution for everyone. Support Jen & Chase’s Work-> Support My Business -> Support My Business -> Stay updated with our weekly newsletter and join our live monthly Entrepreneur Struggle events by following me on LinkedIn - Support the show: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit