The BusinessZone with Crystal & Gilbert

Crystal Mitchell and Gilbert Buchanan

Tune in for a curated and high-quality content designed for the entrepreneur and small business owner.​A weekly online video radio show that brings businesses, entrepreneurship, supplier diversity, information, and opportunities through collaboration with contract providers and lenders. At The BusinessZone, we educate, encourage, inform and inspire the business owners and entrepreneurs in our global communities. This platform can help you grow your business through heightened visibility “on-air” and via YouTube.com and Facebook.com. Check out our schedule and never miss your favorite show again!

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Strategies to Recession-Proof Your Business
Jun 11 2022
Strategies to Recession-Proof Your Business
Since World War II, the U.S. has experienced 12 recessions, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) — an average of one every six years. Indeed, recessions happen, they are more common than most people realize, and most business managers are likely to encounter several over the course of their career. It's crucial for business owners and managers to prepare their organizations to survive, and possibly even thrive, through the next recession, whenever it comes. Here are 27 actionable ideas that have helped protect many companies in various industries during past recessions. These strategies may not all be appropriate for any particular business, but selecting the right ones from this list can help to recession-proof any organization. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A weekly online video radio show that brings businesses, entrepreneurship, supplier diversity, information, and opportunities through collaboration with contract providers and lenders. The BusinessZone, we educate, encourage, inform and inspire the business owners and entrepreneurs in our global communities. his platform can help you grow your business through heightened visibility “on-air” and via YouTube.com and Facebook.com. Co-hosts: Crystal Mitchell, Business Coach | Educator | Entrepreneur | Speaker Gilbert Buchanan, Business Coach, Founder, SmallBizPro Subscribe so you don’t miss our shows: Let’s connect: Instagram – @thebusinesszone9665 Twitter – @thebusinesszone LinkedIn –
Strategies to Recession-Proof Your Business
Jun 11 2022
Strategies to Recession-Proof Your Business
Since World War II, the U.S. has experienced 12 recessions, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) — an average of one every six years. Indeed, recessions happen, they are more common than most people realize, and most business managers are likely to encounter several over the course of their career. It's crucial for business owners and managers to prepare their organizations to survive, and possibly even thrive, through the next recession, whenever it comes. Here are 27 actionable ideas that have helped protect many companies in various industries during past recessions. These strategies may not all be appropriate for any particular business, but selecting the right ones from this list can help to recession-proof any organization. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A weekly online video radio show that brings businesses, entrepreneurship, supplier diversity, information, and opportunities through collaboration with contract providers and lenders. The BusinessZone, we educate, encourage, inform and inspire the business owners and entrepreneurs in our global communities. his platform can help you grow your business through heightened visibility “on-air” and via YouTube.com and Facebook.com. Co-hosts: Crystal Mitchell, Business Coach | Educator | Entrepreneur | Speaker Gilbert Buchanan, Business Coach, Founder, SmallBizPro Subscribe so you don’t miss our shows: Let’s connect: Instagram – @thebusinesszone9665 Twitter – @thebusinesszone LinkedIn –
The Inclusivity Project SBDC - Partnering with Passionate Entrepreneurs
Apr 30 2022
The Inclusivity Project SBDC - Partnering with Passionate Entrepreneurs
We’re starting new businesses, and jobs, and cultivating prosperous Black business communities. California SBDC’s Inclusivity Project℠ partners with passionate entrepreneurs and forerunners to build resilient, profitable, companies and shape the next generation of Black entrepreneurs.   Chris Horton, a Career Financial Professional with a demonstrated history of working in business credit & lending, business banking services, commercial real estate acquisitions, business financial planning, credit restoration, and debt consolidation. Former VP of Membership and Sales with San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce. Former President & CEO with Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce. Graduate of the Western Association of Chamber Executives class of 2019. Founder, CEO & President of Silicon Valley Laissez Faire Organization, LLC. pioneering economic and community development. Regional SBDC Lending Manager provides access to capital infusion, tools & resources to support new business starts, job creation/retention, and fair share wages.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A weekly online video radio show that brings businesses, entrepreneurship, supplier diversity, information, and opportunities through collaboration with contract providers and lenders. The BusinessZone, we educate, encourage, inform and inspire the business owners and entrepreneurs in our global communities.   This platform can help you grow your business through heightened visibility “on-air” and via YouTube.com and Facebook.com. Co-hosts: Crystal Mitchell, Business Coach | Educator | Entrepreneur | Speaker Gilbert Buchanan, Business Coach, Founder, SmallBizPro Subscribe so you don’t miss our shows: Get Your Virtual Receptionist at 213-458-5952 Let’s connect: Instagram – @thebusinesszone9665 Twitter – @thebusinesszone LinkedIn –
Think Global: Strategies to Take Your Business International
Mar 30 2022
Think Global: Strategies to Take Your Business International
Our guest Karen Blackwell, Business Advisor, shares the steps and benefits of taking your business global. Karen is an expert in her fieldwork providing opportunities and leveling the playing field for minority business owners. Karen consults and is committed to suppliers, corporations, and resource providers that want to make America’s supply chains more diverse, equitable, efficient, and effective. Benefits of International Business Expansion 1. Establish New Revenue Streams, 2. Gain a Competitive Advantage, 3. Access a Global Talent Pool, 4. Find New Global Customers and 5. Utilize Government Incentives Tune in to learn about the opportunities of doing international business. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A weekly online video radio show that brings businesses, entrepreneurship, supplier diversity, information, and opportunities through collaboration with contract providers and lenders. The BusinessZone, we educate, encourage, inform and inspire the business owners and entrepreneurs in our global communities. This platform can help you grow your business through heightened visibility “on-air” and via YouTube.com and Facebook.com. Co-hosts: Crystal Mitchell, Business Coach | Educator | Entrepreneur | Speaker Gilbert Buchanan, Business Coach, Founder, SmallBizPro Subscribe so you don’t miss our shows: Get Your Virtual Receptionist at 213-458-5952 Let’s connect: Instagram – @thebusinesszone9665 Twitter – @thebusinesszone LinkedIn –
Tips on How to Succeed 40 Years in the Beauty  Business - Women History Month
Mar 23 2022
Tips on How to Succeed 40 Years in the Beauty Business - Women History Month
This month is Women's History Month, The BusinessZone honors Michelle Moore Bell, celebrating 40 years in the beauty industry.  Michelle shares her successful journey and business tips on growing her business. GUEST: Michelle Moore Bell, a 40-year veteran in the beauty and hair care industry. As an industry leader and consultant, Michelle has grown her expertise by exploring new and different ways to provide quality service and products. She has been featured by Black Sophisticated Hair, Modern Salon, and other industry publications as one of the leading experts on short-style hair care, wellness, and business solutions. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A weekly online video radio show that brings businesses, entrepreneurship, supplier diversity, information, and opportunities through collaboration with contract providers and lenders. The BusinessZone, we educate, encourage, inform and inspire the business owners and entrepreneurs in our global communities. This platform can help you grow your business through heightened visibility “on-air” and via YouTube.com and Facebook.com. Co-hosts: Crystal Mitchell, Business Coach | Educator | Entrepreneur | Speaker Gilbert Buchanan, Business Coach, Founder, SmallBizPro Subscribe so you don’t miss our shows: Your Virtual Receptionist at 213-458-5952 Let’s connect: Instagram – @thebusinesszone9665 Twitter – @thebusinesszone LinkedIn –
It Takes Planning to Be Successful - Part 1
Jan 17 2022
It Takes Planning to Be Successful - Part 1
Guest: Theodora Oyie, MBA Pres. & CEO Mindful Integration Construction Services - www.mics.us   Today's discussion positioning your business for success. Theodora provides award-winning Experience in Diversity and Inclusion Local Hire ~ Diverse Business ~ Labor Compliance   With more than 20 years of resourcefully developing, marketing, and implementing solid solutions that have produced extraordinary engagement outcomes for our clients, we are eager to guide your team to comparable results. MICS staff experiences include senior roles in Procurement and Outreach for general contractors and developers; Community Organizers for community-based organizations, and Owner Representatives.   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A weekly online video radio show that brings businesses, entrepreneurship, supplier diversity, information, and opportunities through collaboration with contract providers and lenders. The BusinessZone, we educate, encourage, inform and inspire the business owners and entrepreneurs in our global communities.   This platform can help you grow your business through heightened visibility “on-air” and via YouTube.com and Facebook.com.   Co-hosts: Crystal Mitchell, Business Coach | Educator | Entrepreneur | Speaker Gilbert Buchanan, Business Coach, Founder, SmallBizPro   Subscribe so you don’t miss our shows:   Let’s connect: Instagram – @thebusinesszone9665 Twitter – @thebusinesszone LinkedIn –