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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.

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Using Your Voice To Increase Impact With Jonathan Jones
4d ago
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 @blkdirectory
Using Your Voice To Increase Impact With Jonathan Jones
4d ago
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 @blkdirectory
First Half of the Year Check In
Jun 7 2022
First Half of the Year Check In
Hey!! I'm back with a fun and quick solo episode where I discuss BLK Directory's Birthday,  the importance of first impressions, the impact of keeping your word, and family time. This episode serves as a light check-in.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 @blkdirectory
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 StoreGoogle Play StoreLearn about BLK DirectoryHave a question or topic for us to discuss on the podcast? Submit your request hereSocials:@blkdirectory@diamondunlimited_
REPLAY: How to Legally Protect Your Business with Marina Banks
May 17 2022
REPLAY: How to Legally Protect Your Business with Marina Banks
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 hereJoin our private Facebook community for entrepreneurs hereSocials:@blkdirectory@diamondunlimited_@bankssolutions
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_
Releasing Expectations, Practicing Self Care, and Shifting Your Mindset With Jasmine Brown
Apr 19 2022
Releasing Expectations, Practicing Self Care, and Shifting Your Mindset With Jasmine Brown
Welcome back to a new episode! In the cohost chair, we have Jasmine Brown back with us. We had a chance to catch up and talk about self-care, making time for family, shifting into a more positive mindset, being okay with serving others, and the importance of not letting others project their fear onto you. Jasmine Brown is the definition of a Millennial Boss. She is a serial entrepreneur who is using social media as her vehicle to take faith, fitness, and finances to new heights. She’s the creator of Get Fit With Jazz, Jazz Got me Twisted, and a co-creator of Pray Girl Pray.If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave us a rating + review.Ad Resource MentionedFiverrCheck 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
REPLAY: See How BLK Directory Is Bringing More Exposure to Black-Owned Businesses
Apr 12 2022
REPLAY: See How BLK Directory Is Bringing More Exposure to Black-Owned Businesses
Welcome back to another episode of the BLK Directory Podcast and today's episode will be a replay. As our platforms continue to grow, it's important to us to make sure that you know the true essence of BLK Directory and our mission by checking out our very first episode. I had the pleasure of having my mom join the show as cohost.In this episode, we discussed:How I started BLK Directory a few months before the pandemic and a recap of our 1st year in businessHow the death of George Floyd pushed me to release BLK Directory before I was ready to launchLearning how to get out of your own way and lean into your craftLeveraging your business and mission to create a team with no moneyWhat's next for BLK Directory and how consumers and black business owners can get involvedIf you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave us a rating + review.Check us out in the app store to find black-owned businesses near you: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
When is the Right Time to Leave Your 9-5 With Brianca Johnson
Mar 29 2022
When is the Right Time to Leave Your 9-5 With Brianca Johnson
Welcome back everyone to a new episode of the BLK Directory Podcast. Today we have Brianca Johnson in the guest chair and she's sharing major gems about the pros and cons of leaving your 9-5 to go into full-time entrepreneurship. We talk about what success looks like, finding your quit number,  time capacity, the possibility of building a business that you hate, building an audience with authenticity, and more. About BriancaWe help online service providers and coaches learn and implement custom, profitable marketing, and launch campaigns.I am a former Digital Director for national nonprofits and political campaigns. I took the expertise I gathered in corporate to build my business, quit my job during a global pandemic, and built a multi-six-figure business.If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave us a rating + review.Resources Get Your First 30 days Free of Brianca's Marketing  Masters ProgramIf 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 ebook*Bonus: When you book a podcast consultation call, you will also get a free copy of my How to Launch a Podcast in 30 Days ebook guide included.No more standing on the sidelines. It's your turn to have a game-changing podcast.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 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@thebriancajohnson
Shavannah Moore Shares How to Become More Aligned With Your Purpose
Mar 15 2022
Shavannah Moore Shares How to Become More Aligned With Your Purpose
Check out the latest episode with Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Life Coach Shavannah Moore. 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. She has transformed her own personal and professional life by embracing her calling to teach, coach, heal & LEAD on Purpose.This stellar media mogul will soon be gracing our television screens with her new show, Limitless Living with Shavannah Speaks Moore on CBS, which teaches viewers how to overcome life's obstacles and live their dreams!In this episode, we discussed:Power of mindsetJourney into the coaching and public speaking industryFighting depression as an entrepreneurAligning with your purposeOpportunity with CBSIf you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave us a rating + review.Ad Resource Mentioned Fiverr Download appiOS 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 @shavannahspeaks
The Keys to Expansion for Black Owned Brick & Mortars Businesses with Marcus Bowers (Bonus)
Mar 9 2022
The Keys to Expansion for Black Owned Brick & Mortars Businesses with Marcus Bowers (Bonus)
This week I'll be sharing a bonus clip with you where Marcus Bowers and I go deeper into how brick and mortar business can expand into more places. This was recorded after we wrapped up the full interview but I wanted to share it with you all.If you missed the original episode please go back and check it out. Let's just say major gems were dropped.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 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
Breaking Barriers in the Clean Beauty Industry with Pretty Well Beauty
Mar 1 2022
Breaking Barriers in the Clean Beauty Industry with Pretty Well Beauty
I'm back with a new episode where we are talking about all things beauty. I have Jazmine Alvarez, CEO of Pretty Well Beauty as a guest. Pretty Well Beauty, founded by Jazmin Alvarez, a 14 year veteran of the fashion and beauty industry, is the answer to functional and approachable clean and sustainable beauty. Having seen first-hand the direct relationship between the products that you put on your body’s largest and external organ to your vital organs. Jazmin’s goal for Pretty Well Beauty is to define and set the highest standards of clean beauty and wellness by partnering with brands that adhere to only the strictest standards of clean and sustainability practices. Additionally, she would like to continue building upon the platform of education when it comes to clean beauty and how that plays into our everyday lives and making it accessible to everyone who seeks a more holistic approach to personal care and well-being.In this episode we discuss:What Pretty Well Beauty is and what inspired Jazmin to create the brandWhat is clean beauty and why it’s importantHow people can start switching over to using clean beauty products today Challenges that Jazmin ran into when entering the industryWhat’s next for Pretty Well BeautyIf 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 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
Operating in Your Season with Cohost Jasmine Brown
Feb 22 2022
Operating in Your Season with Cohost Jasmine Brown
Welcome back to a new episode! In the cohost chair, we have Jasmine Brown back with us. We had a chance to catch up and talk about black businesses, navigating the hair industry, elevating and pivoting in business.Jasmine Brown is the definition of a Millennial Boss. She is a serial entrepreneur who is using social media as her vehicle to take faith, fitness, and finances to new heights. She’s the creator of Get Fit With Jazz, Jazz Got me Twisted, and a co-creator of Pray Girl Pray.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 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
How Marcus Bowers Turned an $800 Investment into $100 Million in Sales With She's Happy Hair
Feb 15 2022
How Marcus Bowers Turned an $800 Investment into $100 Million in Sales With She's Happy Hair
In this episode we have Marcus Bowers, Co-Founder of She's Happy Hair, in the guest chair.  She's Happy Hair is the #1 Virgin Hair Supplier in the US and is a veteran-operated, black-owned business that recognized a void in the hair industry. There was a huge demand for high-quality, yet affordable human hair extensions, that many companies failed to meet. Co-founders and U.S. military veterans, Warren Broadnax and Marcus Bowers decided to fill that gap. With a passion for entrepreneurship, She’s Happy Hair was formed in 2012. She’s Happy Hair has developed into a household name with locations across the United States. In this episode we discuss:  Humble beginnings and the impact of serving in the US Navy has on your life (3:19)Leaving the military and becoming an entrepreneur on accident (14:39)The inspiration behind creating She’s Happy Hair company (25:35)Leading by standing out from competitors and being innovative (28:05)The evolution of the hair industry and how to fill in the gaps in your industry (33:40)Difference between hustling and creating a business (42:10)Initial investments - turning $800 into $100 Million with no business loans (45:10)Create the plan but don't forget to implement the plan (50:50) Advice with black entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs (53:10)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 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_
Building Relationships & Going Back to the Drawing Board
Feb 1 2022
Building Relationships & Going Back to the Drawing Board
Welcome back to episode #22. Join me for a January check-in.  In this episode I discuss:  Creating a home podcast studioUpcoming yoga eventsSurviving COVID  + health updateGoing back to the drawing board in businessThe power of relationships and sharing what you're doing with othersLearning how to approach people "shoot your shot" with a plan when asking to collaboratePeople using "bullying tactics" to market to their audience and toxic spaces onlineIf you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave us a rating + review.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 prepare 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 ebook*Bonus: When you book a podcast consultation call, you will also get a free copy of my How to Launch a Podcast in 30 Days ebook guide included.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 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_
Inside Look: How I Was Able To Create & Launch My Podcast in 30 Days
Jan 25 2022
Inside Look: How I Was Able To Create & Launch My Podcast in 30 Days
Have you ever considered creating a podcast? Are you interested in learning more about our process? Or maybe you already have a podcast, but you're not sure if you built it in the right way. In this episode, I break down how I was able to create this podcast within 30 days which received over 300+ downloads within the first 60 days of launching. I talk about the five areas that we focused on to achieve this in such a short time: Determining your why and purpose for podcastingDefining your niche Finding your ideal audience Purchasing equipment on a budget  Developing your systems/process planIf 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 prepare 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 ebook*Bonus: When you book a podcast consultation call, you will also get a free copy of my How to Launch a Podcast in 30 Days ebook guide included.No more standing on the sidelines. It's your turn to have a game-changing podcast. 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 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_
LA Fashion Designer, Ngozika Okeke, Launches Collection with Apparel Company SHEIN
Jan 18 2022
LA Fashion Designer, Ngozika Okeke, Launches Collection with Apparel Company SHEIN
Ngozika O’keke is a marketing consultant turned socially conscious fashion designer now based in Los Angeles, CA. After 11 years of print modeling, she began designing for her clothing label, Exquisite Designs by Ngozika while working on a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing. Using rich colors to create wearable art, Ngozika fuses her Nigerian heritage with a contemporary flair that gives way to the brand that has caught the eye of clients both domestic and international. Marrying the idea of fashion and philanthropy is what landed Ngozika the opportunity to compete on Season 3 of an international design reality show ‘Design Genius’ [ slated to air in 2017].Super excited to have a chat with Ngozika on IG Live! We were able to do a deep dive into her life as a fashion designer and entrepreneur and share more about her new collection with  SHEIN!Enjoy the episode!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_
How Lauren Triplett Is Serving Up BiteSized Marketing Solutions to Minority & Women-Owned Businesses
Jan 11 2022
How Lauren Triplett Is Serving Up BiteSized Marketing Solutions to Minority & Women-Owned Businesses
Lauren Triplett is an LA-based, digital marketing consultant helping start-ups, non-profits, and BIPOC-owned businesses create a unique connection with their audience. BiteSized has worked exclusively with minority/women-owned businesses, non-profits, and churches because she wants to give back to her community and empower start-ups with the tools that they need to be successful even without a large budget. Listen in as we talk about how Lauren was able to create her own opportunities, balancing a 9-5 and working for Barbie, and how she's serving minority businesses.During this episode we discuss:Who is Lauren Triplett and what is BiteSized Consulting  (2:12)How did she get started and what led her down an entrepreneurship path (3:25)How she deals with self-doubt and the power of creating your own opportunities (6:46)Deep dive into Bitesized Consulting and the origin of the name (10:05)How can businesses stand out on and off social media (17:50)More into why Lauren decided to serve BIPOC and women-owned businesses (29:35)Discussing the biggest challenges that she's faced with her business and brand (43:05)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_
Create Your Own Table by Mastering Social Media with Lauren Michelle
Nov 9 2021
Create Your Own Table by Mastering Social Media with Lauren Michelle
We're back with episode #18 and we will be sitting down with Lauren Michelle to discuss all things social media and digital marketing. Lauren Michelle, the owner of Elle Branded, is a creator and brand strategist who is taking the digital space by storm. Elle Branded Media is a full-service brand management firm. They specialize in building clients' images from the logo and slogan to helping clients dominate their field with brand awareness and recognition.  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_@kimberlyjoy_photographyWe will be back for Season 2 on January 4, 2022. Subscribe to the podcast so that you won't miss the new episodes. In the meantime, enjoy all of the previous episodes, and be feel free to leave us a rating + review.
US Army to Breathing Beauty Photography with Kimberly Joy
Nov 2 2021
US Army to Breathing Beauty Photography with Kimberly Joy
Kimberly Joy is truly giving us life! From the Military to the scrubs, not to mention the beauty of Kim's world captured through photography! Listen in as we talk about transitioning through life when you have multiple gifts, going against the fear, and being prepared for greatness. You don't want to miss this unforgettable interview! During this episode we discuss:What made you go into photography (3:13)Finding mentors (8:45)Imposter syndrome (13:40)How did you find your lane and love for portrait photography (14:30)Is it hard for black photographers to stand out (22:30)Respecting the price (27:30)Who would you give credit to as your biggest supporter as it relates to your craft? (32:14)Dream project and manifestation (33:56)Advice for aspiring black photographers (35:57)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_@kimberlyjoy_photography
Q4 Check In: Being Intentional With Your Goals, Relationships, & Health
Oct 26 2021
Q4 Check In: Being Intentional With Your Goals, Relationships, & Health
I'm back with a fun solo episode where I do a deep dive into being intentional. We will do a Q3-Q4 check-in with what I have been up to and spend some time on ways to be intentional with your goals, relationships, and health. 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_