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Archives: Podcast

S:4 Ep: 4 Francis London “Black Swan”

Today’s guest is a  Fashion Designer and founder of  UglyDuklyn  a clothing brand that aspires to bring change through fashion, music, art and world education. UglyDuklyn lives in a space of luxury street wear providing luxury accessories and unique elevated pieces. founder of UglyDuklyn believes that “Everyone has felt like an UglyDuklyn at one point…

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S:4 Ep: 3 Felix Paredes “Harlem Cigar Man”

Today’s guest is an incredible businessman and entrepreneur who came to the United States from the Dominican Republic with his mother and siblings when he was 19. After working in a corporate environment as a sales manager with a large beer distributor and later as a National account manager at another business. He realized that…

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S:4 EP: 2 Gary Ajene “The T-Shirt King”

Gary Ajene  is an incredible entrepreneur who has been successful offline and in the YouTube space! He started his company Tshirt Help Desk in 2011  with one goal in mind: To give aspiring creators a fighting chance by providing insider information on starting a T-shirt business he wished was available when first starting. He also…

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S:4 EP: 1 Mustafa Abbas “Never Compare”

Today our guest is a thought leader and serial entrepreneur, Who has started three successful businesses from scratch.   The first business is Chivalry: Gentlemen’s Salon, founded in 2013, located in Downtown Dubai. Voted as one of the top premier barbershops by GQ, Esquire, and TimeOut, In 2017, he launched 35 Burgundy, an exclusive leather brand…

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S:3 EP: 11 Princeston Drake “BBQ KING”

 Today our guest is a fantastic businessman,  entrepreneur, husband & father after being passed over for a promotion at his day job and training his new boss for the position. He had enough and enlisted in the military; after leaving the military wanting to give back to his community, he discovered his passion, and droptop…

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S:3 EP: 10 Brandi Biviens ” Da HaIr Plug”

Today our guest is an incredible businesswoman,  serial entrepreneur, wife & mother. After working in a corporate environment for fortune 5oo companies for over 20  years, today’s guest decided to venture out on her own to create her business. After not finding hair products that adequately addressed the complex concerns of women of color, my…

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S:3 EP: 9 Marie-Ann Liriano ” Connection Queen”

Today’s guest is an incredible businesswoman, activist, and entrepreneur. She coordinates luxury events for A-list clientele with CEO and founder Alyi V of the Alyi V experience. She is also one of the founders behind the bride’s march, a  strong opponent against domestic violence; She is the event manager for the legendary SOBS. She recently started…

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S:3 EP: 8 Noel Smith ” The Legacy of Mr Smith”

Noel Smith is an amazing  father , entrepreneur and businessman. After losing  his job right after the birth of his son Adonis. A close friend encouraged Noel to use his backyard as an event space and was the first customer rental. The event was such a success that more people started booking the space, and…

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S:3 EP: 7 Andre Mcdonnell “Sole Surthriver”

Andree Mcdonell’s guest discovered his passion 9 years ago to provide sneakers to the less fortunate by starting the nonprofit. It’s From the sole. In that time through his organization, he has provided over 30,000 pairs of sneakers to the less fortunate in New York City, Philadelphia, Norristown, Washington, DC; San Antonio, Houston, Huntsville, Seattle,…

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S:3 EP: 6 NAZIM IZZAK ” Designer 4 Life”

Producer, Creative Director, Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur & father are just a few titles Nazim Izzak has under his belt. In this episode, Naz discusses what fatherhood as an entrepreneur looks like—recovering from a near-fatal accident that almost left him paralyzed. And what it takes to keep a small business open in an unpredictable world.

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