The Entrepreneurial Enclave

Kevin Wortham

Are you always coming up with ideas? Do you marvel at successful business owners? Do you hate being told what to do? Ever take things apart just to see how they work? Are you a dreamer? If you've answered yes to ANY of these questions, this podcast is for you. Welcome to the Entrepreneurial Enclave with Kevin Wortham. The podcast that focuses on building, maintaining, pivoting, planning, and investing in you - The Entrepreneur!

S3E37 | Sam "Big Dawg" Wright - International Man of Mystery
5d ago
S3E37 | Sam "Big Dawg" Wright - International Man of Mystery
Over 25 years of international trade and development, product development, business matching, film fund raising, executive producer, brand development of strategic partnerships in multiple industry sectors, product placement, event production and logistics, global sales and marketing, securing global manufacturing and distribution channels for consumer goods, R&D, CRM and creation of supply chains. He can help you scale your business Internationally. Hospitality partner with Ghost Kitchen Brands Canada, expanding to the US in partnership with Walmart. Ghost Kitchen Brands and all of our restaurant partners will be in hundreds of Walmart's stores nationwide serving millions of customers both in store and via our 3rd party deliver partners. They are offering entrepreneurs and investors the opportunity to partner and invest in both single and multi unit GKB/Walmart locations throughout the US. Restaurant Franchise development, Virtual Food Hall and Restaurant Development, Celebrity Chef Management and On Demand Restaurant and Grocery Delivery Consulting. Luxury hotel/spa/resorts, island resorts/floating island resorts,mixed use waterfront developments in Asia Pacific, Maldives, UAE, China, Europe and Africa with focus on international sustainable tourism, infrastructure development and urban renewal strategies for both new land developments and distressed land developments. His goal is to offer one stop turnkey solutions for any company that needs a global networking platform and infrastructure for business expansion, new revenue generation and securing strategic global partners in emerging markets. Specialties: import/export solutions, inward investment and economic development strategies, JV partnership development and global market entry schemes for Asia, Europe and UK.   Contact Sam "Big Dawg" Wright ========================== Email - leo@limacapitalpartners.com Phone - 213-802-8166 Website -   Contact Us ========= Website - Podcast - FaceBook - Email - kevin@minding-our-business.com   Contact Our Sponsor ================= Protapes (Website) - ProTapes (YouTube) -
S3E36 | Dr. Charisse West-Smith - Transformational Educator
1w ago
S3E36 | Dr. Charisse West-Smith - Transformational Educator
In her 30 years career as an educator, Dr. Smith has facilitated learning for young children with the Children’s Transitional Residence at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Our Lady of the Divine Shepherd School, the Children’s Center and Preschool - Trenton, NJ, Hamilton Township School District, and Trenton Public Schools. Dr. Smith is currently the Curriculum Supervisor of Social Studies for grades K-6 with the Trenton Public School District in Trenton, New Jersey; and the owner and principal consultant of Sankofa Educational Consulting LLC. Dr. Smith lives with her husband Steven and has two adult children Raven and Satchel. She enjoys playing and watching tennis, gardening, reading, and research. Dr. Smith is currently working on a children’s book about diversity and inclusion in the city of Trenton. Currently, Dr. Smith serves as a member of the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Inc., that is a professional group of well-trained and effective educators in all components of the learning spectrum. Dr. Smith and her sorors are dedicated to training youth and adults to develop and enhance those skills, abilities, attitudes and ethics that will prepare them to function successfully in a democratic society. Dr. Smith also serves as a member of the Mercer County Holocaust Genocide and Human Rights Advisory Commission that provides support to educators, local organizations and the community at large in Mercer County in order to better teach and understand the concepts and lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides. Dr. Smith currently serves as a Board Trustee for NJAAW - New Jersey Advocates for Aging Well. A non-profit that advocates and promotes services that enable older adults to live in the community of their choice with independence and dignity in New Jersey. Between 2018-2020 Dr. Smith served as the liaison between the Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Committee and the Parent Committee for the George School, and worked to ensure that its school's activities were compliant with its mission of creating a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for its students, faculty, and staff. Dr. Smith has served as President of ETE - Excellence Through Education of Hamilton, New Jersey from 2018-2021. Dr. Smith facilitated inclusion and advocacy for African American students and faculty members in the Hamilton Township School District by acknowledging academic excellence and citizenship through educational experiences and academic scholarships.   Contact Us ========= Website - Podcast - FaceBook - Email - kevin@minding-our-business.com   Contact Our Sponsor ================= Protapes (Website) - ProTapes (YouTube) -
S3E34 | Mayor Reed Gusciora - Mayor of Trenton Makes
Sep 18 2022
S3E34 | Mayor Reed Gusciora - Mayor of Trenton Makes
Reed Gusciora (born March 27, 1960) was sworn in as the 47th mayor of the City of Trenton on July 1st, 2018. Prior to becoming Mayor, he served in the New Jersey General Assembly for twenty-two years representing the 15th Legislative District, which includes portions of Mercer and Hunterdon Counties. In the Assembly, Gusciora was Deputy Majority Leader and, over the course of his tenure, served as Chair of the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development, Environment and Solid Waste, and Regulatory Oversight Committees. Some of his legislative achievements included the NJ Smoke-Free Act, banning smoking in bars and restaurants; allowing the sale and use of medical marijuana; the "Senior Gold Prescription Discount Act," which expanded the state’s prescription drug program for seniors; the law to streamline disability services through government agencies; and the expansion of the State’s recycling law to include electronic waste. In 2014, Gusciora organized opposition to Governor Chris Christie’s cancelation of the $150 million project to build a new Trenton High School. Through the Assemblyman’s efforts, the Governor reversed course and put the project back on track. Gusciora previously fought the State’s School’s Development Authority when it was discovered Trenton’s MLK elementary school was being constructed over hazardous materials dumped by contractors. Later, he made national news when Governor Christie called Gusciora “numbnuts” after vetoing the Assemblyman’s marriage equality bill. Gusciora objected to the Governor’s claim that the act would be too much of a social change and should be left to the voters. Mayor Gusciora received a B.A. from The Catholic University of America in International Relations and was awarded a J.D. from the Seton Hall University of Law. Gusciora also worked as a congressional aide to the late Mike Synar (OK); a campaign aide to former Princeton mayor, Barbara Boggs Sigmund; and an attorney at Stark and Stark. In 2007, Gusciora was appointed Assistant Prosecutor for the City of Trenton. He then served as municipal prosecutor in Princeton, Lawrence Township and Hopewell Borough. Gusciora was also an adjunct political science professor at The College of New Jersey. As Mayor, Gusciora worked with Governor Phil Murphy’s Administration for the return of Capital City Aid. He has overseen the revamping of the Trenton Water Works Department and navigating the utility from frequent water quality violations assessed by the State’s Department of Environmental Protection. Gusciora has also consistently promoted economic development and advocates for new housing in the Capital City’s downtown. The mayor was accepted into the 2019-2020 Bloomberg Harvard Cities Leadership Initiative program along with 40 other mayors from around the world. Mayor Gusciora serves on the Steering Committee for the Mayors Innovation Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a board member for Mercer County ARC, a developmentally disability advocacy group; Regional Vice Chair of the New Jersey Urban Mayor’s Association; and a Member on the Steering Committee of the NJ League of Municipalities.   Contact Mayor Reed Gusciora ======================== FaceBook - LinkedIn -   Contact Us ========= Website - Podcast - FaceBook - Email - kevin@minding-our-business.com   Contact Our Sponsor ================= Protapes (Website) - ProTapes (YouTube) -
S3E29 | Ebony Johnson - Everyday Melanin
Sep 7 2022
S3E29 | Ebony Johnson - Everyday Melanin
Ebony started her photography career as a self taught artist, in 2012. Her work has been featured on multiple social platforms as well as in print. She has covered public and private events for, but not limited to; T-Mobile in NYC; www.WeMake.works, SFFNJ.org corporate events, Good Beautè feat. Actress Malinda Williams, and as Senior Photographer for The Impact Magazine feat. Ming Lee. Through the years, She has also directed, coordinated special events for local photography, and networking projects. In 2018, Ebony became the Founder and Editor in Chief of a newly launched magazine entitled Everyday Melanin Magazine. The magazine was designed to meet the community needs by highlighting the individual accomplishments of all ages in the area. Since, the magazine has been thriving and curating many positive events and content. Ebony relaunched an apparel line in 2020, that represents the magazine and is hip to the pop culture trends. In addition, she became the host of a Monday night talk show called 'Mind Your Mental Monday's" with co-host Talaya Hawk. The show continued through the beginning of the pandemic and can be found on YouTube. Since hosting her own, Ebony has also guest starred in many different podcasts such as The Podcast Brother's, WTF Food & Music Show, The Entrepreneurial Enclave Podcast, DEARSIS Podcast, Trenton Waves, and 411 Podcast just to name a few. In 2022, Ebony has dropped the Magazine from Everyday Melanin and is pushing content solely for the digital world. The Everyday Melanin Show is set to hit airways along with many other exciting new ventures.   Contact Ebony ============ Instagram - YouTube -   Contact Us ========= Website - Podcast - FaceBook - Email - kevin@minding-our-business.com   Contact Our Sponsor ================= Protapes (Website) - ProTapes (YouTube) -
S3E28 | James McCormick - Let Relationships Be Your Currency
Sep 4 2022
S3E28 | James McCormick - Let Relationships Be Your Currency
James McCormick is a creative consultant, entrepreneur and luxury brand ambassador. With over 20 years of experience in branding, entertainment marketing, event planning and sales experience he currently owns a luxury media brand Paradigm Luxury Group and is a Swiss watch advisor for H1912 Vintage. After a long career working in sports & entertainment for the National Football League, James leveraged his relationships and skills and entered the world of luxury goods and fashion. His passion for the luxury industry was solidified with his time at Louis Vuitton as a stylist and client advisor specifically in men's and women's ready to wear, fragrance and accessories. The 'Art of Living' became a signature approach he used to style celebrities, athletes and dedicated clientele. James merges his professional interests with his personal passions seamlessly and is heavily involved in the world of art, music and culture including being a board member at the Arts Council of Princeton and a McCarter Theatre enthusiast. A published writer for several digital and print publications, James also is an accomplished public speaker highlighted to this point by his speaking event at Columbia University. His personal interests include shopping and all things fashion related, jazz, photography, reading, art and spending time with his family. A native of Mercer County and graduate of The Hun School of Princeton, James also has a dual degree in finance and marketing from Drexel University. He is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all things.   Contact James McCormick ====================== LinkedIn -   Contact Us ========= Website - Podcast - FaceBook - Email - kevin@minding-our-business.com   Contact Our Sponsor ================= Protapes (Website) - ProTapes (YouTube) -
S3E27 | Craig McGill - 5 Peaks Media
Sep 2 2022
S3E27 | Craig McGill - 5 Peaks Media
Craig McGill has over 30 years of experience with video and film production. He is recognized as an outstanding camera operator, producer, and director. In 1987, Mr. McGill received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communications from Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia. During his career, Craig has provided production support as a standout camera operator for numerous networks including HBO, NBA, MLB, NFL, ABC, Al Jazeera America, BET, Bloomberg TV, Bristol Meyer Squibb Films, CBS News/Sports, CNBC, CNN, Court TV, ESPN, MSNBC, NBA2K, Verizon Media and more. Craig gained notable recognition as Director of Photography and Postproduction Producer for the lifestyle show, Living it up with Patti Labelle. He has provided services as DP/Shooter for Price Waterhouse Coopers, behind the scenes for The Oscars. Craig McGill has tirelessly worked as director of photography on several revealing documentaries: The Black Line, In their Own Words, and Tribute. Mr. McGill has produced several hundred commercials and promotional videos. Craig has also directed several short films: Somebody Not Me, Sexting and Gangs. He has traveled worldwide supporting many video, television and film initiatives, including coverage of the Summer Olympics in London, England, where he received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Team (studio). However, with all the accolades and accomplishments, Craig finds gratification with mentoring and teaching a myriad of individuals the fundamentals of video and film production. Craig’s forte lies in his dedication to discipline, and his commitment to excellence. He maintains a comforting stream of communication and embraces a pleasant work environment and experience.   Contact Craig McGill ================= LinkedIn - Website -   Contact Us ========= Website - Podcast - FaceBook - Email - kevin@minding-our-business.com   Contact Our Sponsor ================= Protapes (Website) - ProTapes (YouTube) -
S3E26 | Dwaine Williamson - The Quintessential Man
Aug 31 2022
S3E26 | Dwaine Williamson - The Quintessential Man
Dwaine Williamson, Esq. is an attorney at law and most recently completed his term as an elected Councilman in Princeton, NJ. Born on the Caribbean island of Jamaica, he immigrated to Trenton, New Jersey with his mother and four older brothers. After graduating from Trenton Central High School in 1989, he attended Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Washington, D.C. where in 1993 he received his Bachelor of Science degree in International Politics. He became a naturalized United States citizen in 1994. After working several years in the investment business at Merrill Lynch and Salomon Smith Barney, and being an eye-witness to the horrors of 9/11, while working in Manhattan, he attended Rutgers University's School of Law in Newark, New Jersey, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 2007. Mr. Williamson moved to Princeton Township, NJ in July of 1998. In 2022, he decided to move back to the City of Trenton. He and his wife Trina Williamson who is an elementary school teacher in the Trenton Public School district, have three children, all Princeton High School graduates: Dwaine II, an honors graduate of Rutgers University and reserve Captain in the United States Marine Corps and Phoenix and Raina, both college students. Mr. Williamson dedicates much of his time to the socioeconomic revitalization of Trenton through his 501(c)3 not-for-profit The New Trenton Movement and his investment company Andromeda Associates.   Contact Dwaine Williamson ====================== LinkedIn -   Contact Us ========= Website - Podcast - FaceBook - Email - kevin@minding-our-business.com   Contact Our Sponsor ================= Protapes (Website) - ProTapes (YouTube) -
S3E21 | Roland Pott - The Creative Real Estate Agent
Aug 21 2022
S3E21 | Roland Pott - The Creative Real Estate Agent
Roland Pott is real estate broker and developer specializing for over 20 years in urban revitalization projects including historic renovations, arts space, mixed use downtown projects and urban investments. He serves as the Broker of Record and Managing Member of Pott Real Estate LLC and serves as President of Trenton Makes Inc. He is an active agent for commercial Landlords and investors, lives in the Mill Hill Historic District in Trenton NJ and you can find him training for triathlons on local roads and canal paths. He got his start in the real estate business by financing and opening a hip, arts oriented restaurant called the Urban Word Cafe in 1999. He then developed and built out several adjacent properties into entertainment retail and office space across from a sports arena. He then opened and ran a live music venue with national touring acts. He has since graduated to develop other mixed use real estate development projects and establish multiple partnerships that have impacted Trenton and other areas. Current development projects in his portfolio include a 6000 SF mixed use development in downtown Trenton, a 10 unit change of use residential condominium project in Princeton and an 8000 SF artist studio and gallery building in partnership with Isles, Inc and Trenton Downtown Association, and several residential rehab projects for sale and for rent in Mill Hill, Berkeley Square, Hillcrest and Villa Park.Pott continues to own and manage residential, retail, office and parking projects that include more than 50 tenants. As a broker, Roland Pott has worked with commercial brokerage clients and investors since 2003 when he first earned his sales license. He has leased or sold over 100 properties on behalf of clients including offices in the Statehouse Historic District, a number of restaurants and liquor licenses, a series of bank owned properties in Central New Jersey, a cleaning plant, a gym, a pharmacy, a sculpture foundry, a masonic temple, warehouses, multifamily residential properties, medical offices etc. Mr. Pott serves as Vice President of the Old Mill Hill Society representing one of Trenton's downtown historic districts and Chairs the board of the Trenton Downtown Association, Inc.. He Co-Chaired the Mayor's Trenton Train Station Advisory Committee, served on the Trenton Green Team and served on various boards including the MidJersey Chamber of Commerce, Isles, Inc., I Am Trenton Community Foundation and Artworks. He was born in New York City, received a Ba in English from Reed College in Portland, OR in 1995 and now resides in a historic house in the Mill Hill neighborhood of Trenton. He has a son and a daughter aged 15 and 13, coaches a middle school cross country team, recently completed two full Ironman triathlons and enjoys competitive running and tennis. He also enjoys fine art, dance and travel.   Contact Roland Pott ============== LinkedIn - Twitter - Website 1 - Website 2 -   Contact Us ========= Website - Podcast - FaceBook - Email - kevin@minding-our-business.com   Contact Our Sponsor =============== Protapes (Website) - ProTapes (YouTube) -
S3E20 | Bryan Evans - Greater Trenton
Aug 19 2022
S3E20 | Bryan Evans - Greater Trenton
Bryan Evans joined Greater Trenton in 2017 with more than 20 years of experience leading economic development and marketing efforts in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and Delaware. He is Founder and Editor-in-Chief of TrentonDaily, a popular online news publication highlighting people, organizations, initiatives, historic moments, events, arts & culture, and business attractions that make Trenton, NJ a unique and inspiring place to live, work and play. Prior to joining Greater Trenton, Evans served as Vice President for a prominent real estate development firm promoting the company’s existing real estate assets and philanthropic organization. Prior to that, he served as Director of Public Relations and Publications at Select Greater Philadelphia, where he was instrumental in promoting the 11-County Greater Philadelphia Region as a premier business destination. He also served as Director of Policy Communications for The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Prior to the Chamber, Evans served as the Director of Public Affairs for the Alliance for Downtown New York, where he worked with the mayor’s office and other city, state and private agencies to help boost the region’s economy by promoting the businesses, cultural institutions, landmark attractions, and real estate incentives after the devastation of 9/11. He also led public relations and communications efforts for a number of start-up companies after managing several key client relationships at Burson-Marsteller in New York City. Earlier in his career, Evans served as Manager of Special Events for the Central Park Conservancy, where he led large-scale events at New York City’s prominent Central Park. Evans is a 2020 Lead New Jersey Fellow and currently serves as Board Vice Chairman of Trenton Downtown Association as well as a Board Member of The Father Center of New Jersey and United Way of Northern New Jersey. He earned his college degrees in New York City with a Bachelors in Communications from Hunter College and a Masters in Business Administration fromBaruch College’s Zicklin School of Business.   Contact Bryan Evans ================= LinkedIn - Website -   Contact Us ========= Website - Podcast - FaceBook - Email - kevin@minding-our-business.com   Contact Our Sponsor ================= Protapes (Website) - ProTapes (YouTube) -