09 Nov 2016

Why Moving to Canada Is Not an Option

Donald Trump is President-Elect of the United States of America. We need everyone here. During the 2016 Presidential Campaign, many Americans who could not fathom living in a country with Donald Trump in the White House distilled their anger, bewilderment, and concern into a...
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21 Oct 2016

Black Female Entrepreneurs Shine on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

In honor of National Women’s Small Business Month, this post celebrates black female entrepreneurs from this season of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” while highlighting the value of African American women as small business owners in the American economy…  ...
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17 Oct 2016

Millennial Week 2016 – Just the Facts: Challenges & Solutions for Millennial Entrepreneurs Recap

On October 13, 2016 I moderated the Millennial Week “Just the Facts: Challenges & Solutions for Millennial Entrepreneurs” Session at 1776 with Carol Cone on Purpose Founding Partner Elizabeth Davis, BAE App Co-Founder & CMO Justin Gerrard, Wells Fargo VP Kayla...
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17 Oct 2016

Millennial Week 2016 – Bootstrapping, Crowdsourcing & Backing Your Startup Recap

On October 12, 2016 I moderated the Millennial Week Bootstrapping, Crowdsourcing, & Backing Your Startup session at 1776 with Nicecream CEO Sandra Tran; Cofound/Harlem Founder John Matos, and Ben Bruce, Small Business Leader at Wells Fargo #MWDC16 [View the story...
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12 Oct 2016

31 Brilliant Black Businesswomen to Support During National Women’s Small Business Month

October is National Women’s Small Business Month #NWSBM. There are at least 10 million women-owned businesses in the United States. Women-owned firms employ 8.9 million people, and generate receipts of $1.4 trillion according to the Survey of Business Owners (SBO). Black women...
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26 Sep 2016

What Millennial Entrepreneurs Need to Hear in the First Presidential Debate

As Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump prepare to discuss “America’s Direction, Achieving Prosperity, and Securing America” in the first Presidential Debate of 2016, Millennial entrepreneurship is key to all three topics. Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump are old. In fact, barring an...
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26 Sep 2016

Clinton and Trump Should Speak to Black Entrepreneurs in the First Presidential Debate

Tulsa and Charlotte are grappling with the all too familiar reality of black men being killed in recent police involved shootings. As Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump prepare for the first 2016 Presidential Election Debate, the nation is — again — asking why. In the past week,...
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31 Aug 2016

The Stark Reality about Entrepreneurs of Color

The stark reality about entrepreneurs of color is that their brilliance, ingenuity, and grit are boundless. Values Partnerships leads a nationwide casting tour focused on bringing more diverse ideas and voices to ABC’s hit show Shark Tank. In 2016, we hosted 12 casting calls in...
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24 Jun 2016

Shark Tank Tour 2016 – DC

In 7 seasons, ABC's Shark Tank has empowered entrepreneurs to strike over $70M in deals, and wowed viewers across the country. After a successful 2015 casting tour, I am leading a nationwide casting tour with Values Partnerships focused on bringing more diverse ideas and voices...
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26 May 2016

Shark Tank Tour 2016 – SF

In 7 seasons, ABC's Shark Tank has empowered entrepreneurs to strike over $70M in deals, and wowed viewers across the country. After a successful 2015 casting tour, I am leading a nationwide casting tour with Values Partnerships focused on bringing more diverse ideas and voices...
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