The BLK Directory Podcast With Diamond Young

Diamond Young

BLK Directory Podcast focuses on sharing the stories of black business owners with a wide lens. We interview black entrepreneurs from all over the world to gain insight into their challenges, learnings in their industry, and overall experience as black entrepreneurs. read less
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Legal Insights for Entrepreneurs: A Chat with Liku Amadi
Dec 19 2023
Legal Insights for Entrepreneurs: A Chat with Liku Amadi
Are you fully aware of the legal implications surrounding your business? Whether big or small, I promise you that this episode with Liku Amadi Esquire, Founder of Anasa Law Firm, will provide you with some invaluable knowledge. We debunk the myth that legal services are only exclusive for large-scale businesses and discuss how you can leverage your legal assets to scale your revenue and safeguard your business.Liku opens up about her journey transitioning from corporate law to founding her purposeful law practice. Her passion for business advising and employment law led her down the path of entrepreneurship. Listen in as she shares her experiences - from relying on networking and referrals to pivot her business strategies amidst the pandemic to the importance of connecting with her community and making a real difference.In our final segment, we delve into the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship, particularly during these unprecedented times. Liku provides some fantastic insights on juggling multiple roles as a business owner and a mother. We also address some challenges entrepreneurs face, such as imposter syndrome and societal expectations, and emphasize the significance of adaptability and openness to change. So, whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or a seasoned business owner, this episode is packed with insights and resources that will help you navigate your business journey.Be sure to learn more about Liku's services here.Thank you so much for checking out our latest episode!If you've enjoyed this podcast, then please leave us a 5-star rating & review. This will tremendously help me reach more people and create an impact.If you would like to keep up with us outside of the podcast, check out the links below:Learn About BLK DirectoryDonate to our 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Join the BLK Collective (Discord Group)Promo & Ad Application SOCIALS:TikTok InstagramDiamond's InstagramWant to submit a guest application? Submit your request here.
From Corporate Ladder to Business Powerhouse: Laurel Rutledge's Story
Nov 28 2023
From Corporate Ladder to Business Powerhouse: Laurel Rutledge's Story
What if you could cut through the fog of scaling your business and step into a successful senior executive role with more confidence than ever before? This week, I'm thrilled to chat with the incredible Laurel Rutledge, a seasoned entrepreneur, coach, and chief navigation officer who has made it her mission to guide women-owned businesses and up-and-coming senior executives towards success. Drawing from her own rich journey in the corporate world, Laurel brings a unique perspective to our conversation, particularly around the importance of building a figurative tribe and a robust support system to bolster your business and leadership journey.Laurel's transition from corporate roles to becoming a business powerhouse is nothing short of inspiring. She gives us a snapshot of her time in the corporate world, working in accounting and HR roles, and how her experiences shaped her understanding of the significance of trust in a team, the essential role of internal audits, and most importantly, the courage to leave when the environment conflicts with your integrity. Our candid conversation extends into the realm of visibility and the role it plays in achieving success in both corporate and entrepreneurial landscapes.Get ready for an exciting roller-coaster ride as we follow Laurel’s journey of evolving into an impact-driven entrepreneur. Despite initial hesitations, Laurel embraced podcasting as a platform for sharing inspiring stories, which now resonates with a vast audience. She shares her mission of making a significant, positive impact on K-12 education and how she has consistently kept her business thriving over the last six years. Tune in for an episode filled with personal insights, invaluable advice, and an inspiring conversation with the phenomenal Laurel Rutledge.Laurel Rutledge WebsiteLaurel's InstagramThank you so much for checking out our latest episode!If you've enjoyed this podcast, then please leave us a 5-star rating & review. This will tremendously help me reach more people and create an impact.If you would like to keep up with us outside of the podcast, check out the links below:Learn About BLK DirectoryDonate to our 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Join the BLK Collective (Discord Group)Promo & Ad Application SOCIALS:TikTok InstagramDiamond's InstagramWant to submit a guest application? Submit your request here.
Mastering Pinterest Marketing: Precious Rogers Shares Her Journey and Expertise
Oct 17 2023
Mastering Pinterest Marketing: Precious Rogers Shares Her Journey and Expertise
Imagine embarking on a remarkable tech journey, shifting gears from being an IT aficionado to becoming a Pinterest maestro. That's the journey our guest, Precious Rogers, has taken - and she's keen to share. This episode is a deep dive into Precious’s fascinating life story, from her tech-savvy beginnings to the unexpected turns that led her into the world of Pinterest marketing. Precious, who began her journey as a virtual assistant, has carved out a successful career in the Pinterest space. She shares her experiences, strategies, and tips - everything from creating an optimized account to keyword research tactics that ensure your content gets the attention it deserves. We also explore how to repurpose existing content to make it Pinterest-worthy and how she uses Pinterest distinctively from other social media platforms for business growth.But that's not all. We unravel the power of Pinterest, often an underestimated tool in e-commerce. Precious shares her insights on connecting your Shopify store to Pinterest, becoming a verified merchant, understanding the evergreen nature of content on the platform, and how to ensure your content is visible in search results. Brace yourselves for an insightful journey into the world of Pinterest with Precious Rogers. Whether you're a techie or just a Pinterest enthusiast, there's a lot to learn and apply.Thank you so much for checking out our latest episode!If you've enjoyed this podcast, then please leave us a 5-star rating & review. This will tremendously help me reach more people and create an impact.If you would like to keep up with us outside of the podcast, check out the links below:Learn About BLK DirectoryDonate to our 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Join the BLK Collective (Discord Group)Promo & Ad Application SOCIALS:TikTok InstagramDiamond's InstagramWant to submit a guest application? Submit your request here.
Breaking the Cycle: Natakey Page Owens on Surviving Domestic Violence & Creating the Pamela D. Page Foundation
Oct 3 2023
Breaking the Cycle: Natakey Page Owens on Surviving Domestic Violence & Creating the Pamela D. Page Foundation
I've had the privilege to sit down with Natakey Page Owens, the Founder of the Pamela D. Page Foundation (PDP), for a moving and illuminating conversation. Natakey, a survivor of Domestic Violence, bravely recounts her personal journey and how the tragic loss of her mother to Domestic Violence inspired her to create the foundation. PDP is committed to providing essential resources to survivors while raising awareness about the far-reaching impact of domestic violence. This episode offers a raw, enlightening, and empowering perspective on a difficult subject. Deep in conversation, we confront the generational effects of domestic violence, and the complex reasons why many stay in abusive relationships. Natakey sheds light on the power of inner healing and the importance of breaking cycles of violence. She also discusses her experience as a mother and as an advocate, and how she's inspiring her children and others through her work. We delve into the role of societal pressures on public figures dealing with domestic violence, and the challenges in seeking help. In our final discussion, we zoom in on the crucial role a support system plays when escaping a domestic violence situation. Drawing from Natakey's personal experience and the mission of PDPF, we discuss how encouragement without judgment can make a difference in a survivor's journey. Natakey emphasizes that it's not uncommon for survivors to attempt leaving their abuser multiple times before successfully doing so. Tune in for an enlightening discussion about the reality of domestic violence, and the resilience of survivors who are not just surviving, but thriving.Pamela D Page FoundationPDP Instagram Life After Trauma 5K WalkLife After Trauma Hair & Fashion ShowThank you so much for checking out our latest episode!If you've enjoyed this podcast, then please leave us a 5-star rating & review. This will tremendously help me reach more people and create an impact.If you would like to keep up with us outside of the podcast, check out the links below:Learn About BLK DirectoryDonate to our 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Join the BLK Collective (Discord Group)Promo & Ad Application SOCIALS:TikTok InstagramDiamond's InstagramWant to submit a guest application? Submit your request here.
The Resilience Journey: Turning Setbacks into Comebacks with Diamond Young
Sep 19 2023
The Resilience Journey: Turning Setbacks into Comebacks with Diamond Young
Have you ever faced a huge setback that you had to step back and start from scratch? I, Diamond Young, host of the BLK Directory Podcast, know that feeling too well. Kicking off our third season, bear it all – the trials, the tribulations, and the triumphs. When I lost my job at Twitter and our app crashed, I found myself in a whirlwind of uncertainty. Yet, instead of losing hope, it was a journey of reinvention, a dive into entrepreneurship, and a testament to my resilience. So, join me, as I narrate my rollercoaster journey of self-recovery and the pursuit of success in this fresh season.This season is set to be unlike any other, with guest features that are both unique and insightful. We'll navigate through the aftermath of my job loss, the crash of our app, and the road to re-establishing the mission of the BLK Directory. The importance of allowing yourself to mourn lost dreams and the courage to start back at square one while acknowledging the progress made will be delved into. The Melanated Yoga Tour and the behind-the-scenes tale of how sponsorships came into play will also feature in our conversations. So, gear up for an emotional, educational, and enlightening journey, as we traverse through highs and lows, and turn trials into triumphs, together.Thank you so much for checking out our latest episode!If you've enjoyed this podcast, then please leave us a 5-star rating & review. This will tremendously help me reach more people and create an impact.If you would like to keep up with us outside of the podcast, check out the links below:Learn About BLK DirectoryDonate to our 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Join the BLK Collective (Discord Group)Promo & Ad Application SOCIALS:TikTok InstagramDiamond's InstagramWant to submit a guest application? Submit your request here.
How to Become More Aligned With Your Purpose with Shavannah Moore (REPLAY)
Sep 27 2022
How to Become More Aligned With Your Purpose with Shavannah Moore (REPLAY)
Check out the latest episode with Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Life Coach Shavannah Moore who helps leaders around the globe become the elevated version of themselves. She helps them activate their gift by providing them with the tools to master their mindset and crush their goals. Shavannah has been featured on The Rachael Ray Show, Dr. Oz Show, Amazon Prime, CBS, WRAL's Tarheel Talk, G105, Power 95.5, Women's Radio Network and so many more media outlets around the World. She has worked with Top Influences who have appeared on The OWN Network, Tyler Perry, Food Network & NBC.In this episode, we discuss:Power of mindsetJourney into the coaching and public speaking industryFighting depression as an entrepreneurAligning with your purposeOpportunity with CBSAd Resource Mentioned Fiverr Check us out in the app store:iOS App StoreGoogle Play StoreSocials:@blkdirectory@diamondunlimited_Have a question or topic for us to discuss on the podcast? Submit your request hereAre you looking for a community of entrepreneurs to connect with and for more resources to help grow your business? Join our private Facebook community for entrepreneurs Thank you so much for checking out our latest episode!If you've enjoyed this podcast, then please leave us a 5-star rating & review. This will tremendously help me reach more people and create an impact.If you would like to keep up with us outside of the podcast, check out the links below:Learn About BLK DirectoryDonate to our 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Join the BLK Collective (Discord Group)Promo & Ad Application SOCIALS:TikTok InstagramDiamond's InstagramWant to submit a guest application? Submit your request here.
Building a Nail Polish Empire with Kendra Woolridge (REPLAY)
Aug 30 2022
Building a Nail Polish Empire with Kendra Woolridge (REPLAY)
In this episode, we're spending time with Kendra Woolridge who is the Founder and CEO of Janet & Jo, a D.C.-based luxury nail lacquer company. With lacquer names such as Change Agent and Courage, it comes as no surprise why Janet & Jo. has become known as an inspirational clean beauty brand, both here and abroad.Janet & Jo (@janetandjo) has been featured and applauded by notable press outlets and beauty brands including, Sally Hansen, Allure, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, WhoWhatWearUK, Refinery29, Bustle, People, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and more. Janet & Jo was awarded Best Nail Polish in Self Magazines 2021 Healthy Beauty Awards, going through an extensive 2-month vetting process. Watch this podcast on YouTubeIn this episode, we discuss:Who is Kendra Woolridge? (1:25)How did you get into this business? (2:00)What goes into creating a nail polish (4::48)How to get your product into stores (20:15)Finding mentorship in the lacquer industry (22:25)Accessing capital and maximizing resources (29:05)How Black Girl Ventures changed the game   (38:20)Receiving 100K anonymously by taking the leap  (42:10) Letting your purpose fuel you (46:10)What's next and where you can find Janet & Jo? (51:00)Learn about BLK Directory Check us out in the app store:iOS App StoreGoogle Play StoreJoin our private Facebook community for entrepreneurs hereSocials:@blkdirectory@diamondunlimited_Have a question or topic for us to discuss on the podcast? Submit your request here.Thank you so much for checking out our latest episode!If you've enjoyed this podcast, then please leave us a 5-star rating & review. This will tremendously help me reach more people and create an impact.If you would like to keep up with us outside of the podcast, check out the links below:Learn About BLK DirectoryDonate to our 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Join the BLK Collective (Discord Group)Promo & Ad Application SOCIALS:TikTok InstagramDiamond's InstagramWant to submit a guest application? Submit your request here.
Claiming New Territory: How DJ Fibonacci Went From Solely Being An Engineer to Turning Tables For Google (REPLAY)
Aug 23 2022
Claiming New Territory: How DJ Fibonacci Went From Solely Being An Engineer to Turning Tables For Google (REPLAY)
In today's episode, I'll be catching up with my girl Yetti and exploring the world of being a successful black woman DJ and how to find your way in a new space.About Yetti:By day, Yetti Obasade works as a design engineer, but at night she moonlights as DJ Fibonacci. A new face on the turntable scene here in the bay; she was born and raised in the Midwest. Her style brings an eclectic and soulful blend of futuristic funk sounds that is sure to keep the vibes high throughout the night. Through hip hop, afrobeat, and upbeat R&B- her love of playing instruments and producing sounds on her own led to her 2015 start in Djing. Her resume now boasts a multitude of local fashion shows, parties, and daytime events. Since relocating to The Bay, her style and vibe have attracted offers from large-scale clients such as Google and popular conferences like AfroTECH. A jack of all trades when it comes to her passion for merging the sciences and the arts, it’s no secret why her name is DJ Fibonacci (@thedjfibonacci).In this episode, we discuss:How Yetti landed a wedding gig for two former Olympic athletes (:40)Are people actively searching for black women DJs? Is it a trend or here to stay? (4:00)Experience moving to Oakland and starting over (6:20)Landing a gig with Google as a DJ (7:30)Who is Yetti and what inspired her to become a DJ (10:10)Protecting your business at all cost (17:30)Fighting imposter syndrome and raising the price (20:05)Challenges she's faced being a woman in the industry (26:42)Will the DJ industry ever be less male-dominated (35:19) Staying relevant and top of mind during the pandemic (41:06)What's next for DJ Fibonacci? (46:00)Setting boundaries and knowing your worth in business (49:00)You can find out more about Yetti in our BLK Directory app.Check us out in the app store:iOS App StoreGoogle Play StoreLearn about BLK DirectoryJoin our private Facebook community for entrepreneurs hereSocials:@blkdirectory@diamondunlimited_Have a question or topic for us to discuss on the podcast? Submit your request here.Thank you so much for checking out our latest episode!If you've enjoyed this podcast, then please leave us a 5-star rating & review. This will tremendously help me reach more people and create an impact.If you would like to keep up with us outside of the podcast, check out the links below:Learn About BLK DirectoryDonate to our 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Join the BLK Collective (Discord Group)Promo & Ad Application SOCIALS:TikTok InstagramDiamond's InstagramWant to submit a guest application? Submit your request here.
What It Takes To Be The Single Mompreneur With Tricia B.
Aug 16 2022
What It Takes To Be The Single Mompreneur With Tricia B.
In this episode, I welcome back my mom, Tricia B. We talk about what it takes to be a single mompreneur while raising 3 children and also being a caregiver for 14 years. Tricia B is a hair stylist who started her career in her teenage years, went through many obstacles, and kept going on no matter what.  "In my early twenties, I was already a full-time mom of 3, going through a divorce and moving to another state. I  just finished hair school, I hustled a lot and didn't feel sorry for myself, I was always passion-driven and knew we will survive no matter what". ~ Tricia B. In this episode, we discuss:What does it mean to be a single mom & entrepreneur at the same time (03:00)Importance of your support network and how it does really "take a village" to succeed (08:00)Sometimes you just to take your chances and not look back (15:00)How to stay on course when things are falling apart and confidence goes down (17:33)What makes you survive through your lowest low (23:20)How to show up when so much is going on (28:40)Having mompreneurs' guilt that you are not always there for your family (33:51)Guest info:Tricia B - Published hair stylist, licensed cosmetologist (20+ yrs), professional stylist for hireInstagram: @styled_by_triciabFamily Caregivers Support Facebook Page Check us out in the app store:iOS App StoreGoogle Play StoreSocials:@blkdirectory@diamondunlimited_Have a question or topic for us to discuss on the podcast? Submit your request hereAre you looking for a community of entrepreneurs to connect with and for more resources to help grow your business? Join our private Facebook community for entrepreneurs Thank you so much for checking out our latest episode!If you've enjoyed this podcast, then please leave us a 5-star rating & review. This will tremendously help me reach more people and create an impact.If you would like to keep up with us outside of the podcast, check out the links below:Learn About BLK DirectoryDonate to our 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Join the BLK Collective (Discord Group)Promo & Ad Application SOCIALS:TikTok InstagramDiamond's InstagramWant to submit a guest application? Submit your request here.
Rolling in the Cookie Dough with Pastry Chef David Benton (REPLAY)
Aug 2 2022
Rolling in the Cookie Dough with Pastry Chef David Benton (REPLAY)
Welcome back to another episode of the BLK Directory Podcast and today's episode will be a replay of episode #2 where I have the pleasure of interviewing Pastry Chef David Benton. Owner Pastry Chef David Benton started Sugarsweet Cookie + Cake Studio in 2009 baking in his duplex kitchen in East Oakland. Sugarsweet became a sought-after success making it one of the busiest online bakeries in the Bay Area.In this episode, we discuss:Operating during the pandemic (3:30)How Chef Benton became a pastry chef (12:45)From laid-off to mastering the craft (16:55)The bakery search begins (25:45)Depression and hitting rock bottom enters the chat (42:40)Bouncing back through perseverance (50:00)Advice, words of encouragement, and what's next (56:50)Check us out in the app store:iOS App StoreGoogle Play StoreLearn about BLK DirectorySocials:@blkdirectory@diamondunlimited_@sugarsweetoakHave a question or topic for us to discuss on the podcast? Submit your request hereJoin our private Facebook community for entrepreneurs hereThank you so much for checking out our latest episode!If you've enjoyed this podcast, then please leave us a 5-star rating & review. This will tremendously help me reach more people and create an impact.If you would like to keep up with us outside of the podcast, check out the links below:Learn About BLK DirectoryDonate to our 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Join the BLK Collective (Discord Group)Promo & Ad Application SOCIALS:TikTok InstagramDiamond's InstagramWant to submit a guest application? Submit your request here.
From Amazon to Start Up, Learn How Donald Boone Dominates the Sharing Economy (REPLAY)
Jul 5 2022
From Amazon to Start Up, Learn How Donald Boone Dominates the Sharing Economy (REPLAY)
Come on through Episode #6! In this episode, we're spending time with Donald Boone. He's a 3-time founder, self-taught coder, and the CEO of BoxedUp, an on-demand equipment rental marketplace disrupting the 335 billion dollars sharing economy. A BizTech leader with over 13 years of startup and fortune 100 experience, Donald most recently led a team at Amazon’s B2B marketplace, responsible for scoping, building, and scaling new solutions for customers. In this episode, we discuss:Who is Donald Boone? (2:52)What does it mean to have a hustlers spirit (4:10)Sometimes you're the outsider (16:50)What is boxed up and what makes it stand out (18:53)How to release an imperfect product (24:24)Validating your place in the market (27:21)The role that Amazon played in creativity (29:15)Transitioning to running your business full time (31:45) What's next for BoxedUp? (36:16)Check us out in the app store:iOS App StoreGoogle Play StoreLearn about BLK DirectoryHave a question or topic for us to discuss on the podcast? Submit your request hereJoin our private Facebook community for entrepreneurs hereSocials:@blkdirectory@diamondunlimited_@tryboxedupThank you so much for checking out our latest episode!If you've enjoyed this podcast, then please leave us a 5-star rating & review. This will tremendously help me reach more people and create an impact.If you would like to keep up with us outside of the podcast, check out the links below:Learn About BLK DirectoryDonate to our 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Join the BLK Collective (Discord Group)Promo & Ad Application SOCIALS:TikTok InstagramDiamond's InstagramWant to submit a guest application? Submit your request here.
Using Your Voice To Increase Impact With Jonathan Jones
Jun 21 2022
Using Your Voice To Increase Impact With Jonathan Jones
Hey!! I'm back with a cool interview episode that I did with Jonathan Jones. I met Jonathan at the BLK Pod Festival and I had such a great time connecting with him. In this episode, we discuss podcasting, character flaws, and the road to becoming a speaker. About Jonathan2-Time TEDx Speaker, Best-Selling Author, and Your Podcast MentorJonathan Jones, best-selling author, 2-time TEDx speaker, and host of Your Podcast Mentor Show with Jonathan Jones!He believes in helping speakers, coaches and consultants establish their platform so that they can profit on purpose from their podcast. He strives to add value to each and every audience that he shares by making certain that they leave with hands-on tangible strategies for success.He has been featured on CBS News and has influenced students ranging from elementary school to college. Some of his previous clients include the University of Texas, Texas A & M, Vanderbilt University, University of Louisiana Monroe, WVU, and Baylor University.Please leave us a 5-star rating + review if you've enjoyed this podcast. This will tremendously help me reach more people and create an impact.Have you downloaded the BLK Directory App? Check us out in the app store:iOS App StoreGoogle Play StoreLearn about BLK DirectoryHave a question or topic for us to discuss on the podcast? Submit your request here or send us an email at info@blkdirectory.com.Follow us on our socialsInstagram @blkdirectoryInstagram @diamondunlimited_Tik Tok @blkdirectoryThank you so much for checking out our latest episode!If you've enjoyed this podcast, then please leave us a 5-star rating & review. This will tremendously help me reach more people and create an impact.If you would like to keep up with us outside of the podcast, check out the links below:Learn About BLK DirectoryDonate to our 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Join the BLK Collective (Discord Group)Promo & Ad Application SOCIALS:TikTok InstagramDiamond's InstagramWant to submit a guest application? Submit your request here.
Inside Look: 6 Things That I learned To Grow My Podcast Brand At The BLK Pod Festival
May 31 2022
Inside Look: 6 Things That I learned To Grow My Podcast Brand At The BLK Pod Festival
I'm back with a new episode where I share a recap of my experience at the BLK Pod Festival and share 6 key takeaways from the event.  I was selected for a scholarship to attend this event in Atlanta and I walked away with so much insight into the Podcast industry.The festival had many sessions to attend and speakers to hear from - it was AMAZING!! I loved hearing about leveraging your data, pitching your brand to sponsors, and building a community.In this episode I discussed:Check-inWhat BLK Pod Fest is and why was I there My overall experience and recap of the eventThe importance of data collectionWhy we should be more intentional about building relationships and communityStay sharp and ready so that you can get to the coinThe power of authenticityDon't play it smallThere's power in numbers and collaborationPlease leave us a 5-star rating + review if you've enjoyed this podcast. This will tremendously help me reach more people and create an impact.If you're interested in creating your own podcast but you're not sure where to start, I have some resources for you.I offer podcast consultations where I can help you create a plan for developing your show and preparing for launch. The podcast consultations include a custom strategy plan and roadmap for your show. I will share a professional recommendation including the next steps with a timeline. Click here to book a podcast consultationCheck out my ebook "How to Launch a Podcast in 30 Days". I'm giving you all of the tools that you need in this guide to create a successful show. From defining your niche to purchasing equipment for your show- it's all here for you step by step.Click here to learn more about the ebookTake advantage of this bundle deal if you're looking to create a successful podcast show and have a great launch. This bundle includes the How to Launch a Podcast in 30 days e-book and the Launching Your Podcast for Success Masterclass Replay video.Click here to access podcast essentials No more standing on the sidelines. It's your turn to have a game-changing podcast.Have you downloaded the BLK Directory App? Check us out in the app store:iOS App StoreThank you so much for checking out our latest episode!If you've enjoyed this podcast, then please leave us a 5-star rating & review. This will tremendously help me reach more people and create an impact.If you would like to keep up with us outside of the podcast, check out the links below:Learn About BLK DirectoryDonate to our 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Join the BLK Collective (Discord Group)Promo & Ad Application SOCIALS:TikTok InstagramDiamond's InstagramWant to submit a guest application? Submit your request here.
How to Legally Protect Your Business with Marina Banks (REPLAY)
May 17 2022
How to Legally Protect Your Business with Marina Banks (REPLAY)
Welcome back to another episode of the BLK Directory Podcast and today's episode will be a replay. I really enjoyed sitting down with Marina Banks to have a legal 101 session. Marina, known through social media as “The Legal Queen”, is a licensed attorney focusing on business law and intellectual property. Attorney Banks is a two-time HBCU grad, having earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Dillard University in New Orleans, LA, and her doctor of jurisprudence from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. She began her legal career as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Houston, the nation’s 4th largest City, where she served as legal counsel to the Houston Public Works Department, the City’s highest budgeted department. After gaining experience negotiating and drafting contracts, preparing ordinances for City Council, and advising the City’s water adjustment board, Marina retired from the City and started her own law practice to focus on helping small businesses and entrepreneurs properly find and protect their businesses.In this episode we discuss:Who is Marina Banks and how she fell in love with the law (1:55)How she transitioned from working for the city of Houston to running her own business (6:11)How did Marina grow her client list after leaving her job (13:55)How the social media success has translated to income (20:00)Going back to the drawing board and dreaming bigger (26:41)Overcoming imposter syndrome (34:00) Steps you should take before starting a business (38:08) Creators protecting themselves on Instagram & TikTok (50:00)Q&A: What is the difference between a DBA and a trademark? Can you get a DBA without incorporating your business? (56:30) Q&A: With trademarks, are you protected globally? (58:44)Q&A: How should I structure my LLC if my business is online? (59:35)Q&A: Which documents are the must-haves to protect your business (62:55)What’s next and how to find Marina (67:30)If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave us a rating + review.Check us out in the app store:iOS App StoreGoogle Play StoreLearn about BLK DirectoryHave a question or topic for us to discuss on the podcast? Submit your request here.Join our private Facebook community for entrepreneurs hereSocials:@blkdirectoryThank you so much for checking out our latest episode!If you've enjoyed this podcast, then please leave us a 5-star rating & review. This will tremendously help me reach more people and create an impact.If you would like to keep up with us outside of the podcast, check out the links below:Learn About BLK DirectoryDonate to our 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Join the BLK Collective (Discord Group)Promo & Ad Application SOCIALS:TikTok InstagramDiamond's InstagramWant to submit a guest application? Submit your request here.
Releasing Yourself From Anxiety & Embracing Where You Are (Check In)
May 3 2022
Releasing Yourself From Anxiety & Embracing Where You Are (Check In)
I'm back with a solo episode where I share both a few personal and business updates with you all. I spend some time talking about how I cope with anxiety, mindset shifts, and some important housekeeping items. I also share the special announcement with you all! Be sure to check out this episode.If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave us a rating + review.ResourcesSign up for the Launching Your Podcast for Success (Free Masterclass)Have you always wanted to create a podcast but don't know where to start? Do you already have a podcast but you're not sure if you built & launched it in the right way? Join our masterclass to learn more about how to create a show that stands out.Register now No more standing on the sidelines. It's your turn to have a game-changing podcast.Check us out in the app store:iOS App StoreGoogle Play StoreLearn about BLK DirectoryCheck us out in the app store:iOS App StoreGoogle Play StoreLearn about BLK DirectoryHave a question or topic for us to discuss on the podcast? Submit your request hereAre you looking for a community of entrepreneurs to connect with and for more resources to help grow your business? Join our private Facebook community for entrepreneurs hereSocials:@blkdirectory@diamondunlimited_Thank you so much for checking out our latest episode!If you've enjoyed this podcast, then please leave us a 5-star rating & review. This will tremendously help me reach more people and create an impact.If you would like to keep up with us outside of the podcast, check out the links below:Learn About BLK DirectoryDonate to our 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit Join the BLK Collective (Discord Group)Promo & Ad Application SOCIALS:TikTok InstagramDiamond's InstagramWant to submit a guest application? Submit your request here.