Luxury event producer Crystal Bailey inspires women

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Luxury event producer Crystal Bailey has been producing and creatively directing events for clients such as TV One, CleoTV, Hennessy, The Loews Hotel, Milano Di Rouge, and more. Bailey has developed the See Opportunity and Rise (SOAR) platform, which helps women develop in business, and realize the potential. The annual SOAR conference serves as a […]

Social Misfit clothing brand and the culture of Philadelphia’s hustle

PHILADELPHIA – It’s bigger than selling T-shirts and hoodies. Walking down Benjamin Franklin Parkway on the way to the Made in America festival, this reporter saw Donnell Lynch and G, both 22, standing in front of an open trunk full of T-shirts and hoodies on hangers. “We’re just trying to survive, man,” G told rolling […]

Melissa Paul creates natural skin care line to bring out the royalty in everyone

Melissa Paul is the Creator of Aloe Magic and Owner of Queen Paul LLC. As a former esthetician with a leaning toward natural beauty and skincare, she’s always used simple ingredients to keep her own skin radiant and glowing.  She emphasizes the key to success is embracing one’s personal passions in entrepreneurial endeavors Please share […]

Former basketball pro launches Iungo World app in Ghana

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Jerry Johnson spent 13 years playing at the highest level of international basketball in Turkey Belgium, and Kazakhstan. Earning multiple championships, and individual awards, Johnson is now turning his focus to connecting the basketball world through his social platform app, Iungo World. Recently, the social sports platform Iungo World struck a deal with Ghana Basketball […]

How Detroit’s Miranda Moy found success in the beauty industry

Miranda May was born and raised in Detroit and still resides in her hometown. Living in Detroit, she was able to get a front-row seat to all things beauty and the importance of how it made her feel about herself. After her “big chop” in 2013, she started Moy Hair Essentials to provide natural hair […]

West Philadelphia native Derrick Hayes talks about entrepreneurship

Father, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Derrick Hayes understands firsthand what it’s like to beat the odds. With two cheesesteak shops and a third one in the works, the West Philly native has made his mark in the food space through Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks and is currently helping to change the lives of others. Rolling out spoke […]

Serial entrepreneur mentoring others to sustained success

Monique Mills’ journey to becoming a serial entrepreneur was not a straight path. In fact, her family background and desire for income certainty originally motivated her to pursue a more traditional career in electrical engineering. “I come from a large family. I’m the youngest of 13 kids, the first and only to go to college. […]

Media strategist Lillie Mae helps visionaries become entrepreneurial superstars

Please let our audience know what you do and what prompted you to enter this line of business? I am a media and marketing strategist, TV personality and creator of the Glambitious brand. My platform helps entrepreneurs elevate their visibility and revenue at through a plethora of offers including coaching, courses, speaker opportunities and […]

FLOURYSH executive Steve Canal on why winners focus on purpose versus money

As FLOURYSH’s head of business development, Steve Canal makes decisions on their most beneficial moves. Canal also has a history of helping other brands become successful. He is a father, author and entrepreneur, amidst many other titles, and believes in spreading this knowledge as opposed only keeping it to build his empire. With the knowledge […]

McDonald’s franchisees John Salls and Andre Hill flourish in business

RIDE Con brought together two McDonald’s franchisees Andre Hill and John Salls, who are both second-generation owners and operators of the world-famous McDonald’s. Salls is the founder and CEO of ButterBoyz Enterprises LLC, under which he has one location in Louisville, Kentucky. Salls also overlooks his mother’s organization that operates seven McDonald’s locations. Hill, a […]

From dropouts to CEOs: The story of GA Followers and the American dream

There is no direct route to success. It was 2010. Jeremy Jones just wanted to promote his music on Twitter, an upcoming social media platform at the time. On a page called “@GAFollowers,” Jones planned to mix in his music with news and trending topic posts around the state of Georgia. Eleven years later, the brand […]

CEO of AltFinance, Marcus Shaw helps students create careers in alternative finance

Marcus Shaw has over 20 years of experience in finance and nonprofit. Shaw is the founder of Montgomery Techlab, a firm that helps to accelerate technological careers in Montgomery, Alabama. In addition, he was the CEO of a nonprofit called The Company Lab, that supported entrepreneurial growth in Tennessee. As CEO of AltFinance,  Shaw is […]

Africatown is a hub for Black economic empowerment

Africatown, Leadership, black economic development, entrepreneurship

K. Wyking Garrett, the CEO of Africatown, had one goal in mind when developing this economic hub, to empower Seattle’s Black community. Africatown, also known as the District or Central District (CD) is an epicenter for Black people in Seattle. Inside Africatown, there is Africatown Community Land Trust Seattle, Africatown Central District Preservation and Development […]

Dennis Kimbro shares how to become legendary in entrepreneurship

Educator, author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker Dennis Kimbro, Ph.D., shares multiple gems with rolling out in preparation for RIDE Con 2021. What are the critical factors that entrepreneurs need today? Going back to the interview that I had years ago with Daymond John of Shark Tank, there’s only two factors that you really need to navigate […]

Philanthropist Early Walker is helping to change the narrative in Chicago

Serial entrepreneur and philanthropist Early Walker shares the story of his business and giving back.  Dubbed ‘Chicago’s Secret Angel’ Mr. Walker is becoming a household name throughout the city for his civic contributions, curving the violence in Chicago and his relief project for Texas.  This is an interview you shouldn’t miss.

Kelli Saulny says love, consistency and authenticity are her superpowers

Kelli Saulny lives for entrepreneurship. Her grandfather founded a successful beverage company, and she attributes her entrepreneurship journey to him. She is a goal-oriented operations consultant with more than 10 years of experience in end-to-end business scaling and strategy expertise that directly results in expansion, efficiency improvements and cost savings. Saulny spent 11 years at […]

How Jamisa Mclvor went from supermarket cashier to managing 23 properties

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At the age of 19, South Philadelphia native Jamisa Mclvor was living a simple life working as a cashier. Today, Mclvor is the owner of Rosebud’s Investments, which manages 23 properties. She recently sat down with us to share her story. How did you get your start in real estate? An opportunity to transfer ownership […]

Makeup artist Mimi J shares quarantine beauty tips

Mimi J The Glamatory, is a celebrity makeup artist who uplifts women not only through beauty, but also through business. Mimi, who is a Clark Atlanta University graduate, owns two businesses, The Glamatory and Grind Pretty. Mimi has worked with celebrities including Angela Simmons, Kenya Moore, Issa Rae and more. The Glamatory is a vegan makeup […]