AFRICAN AMERICAN INTERIOR DESIGNER LAUNCHES DO-IT-YOURSELF ONLINE INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICE
Cathleen Williams, founder of House Candy
Houston, TX (BlackNews.com) – Cathleen Williams is the creator and principal designer of House Candy, a boutique interior design firm located in Houston, TX. She is a cum laude graduate of Howard University with a degree in interior design and a minor in architecture, and she is an Allied Member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers).
Designing model homes for new home builders has dominated the majority of Williams’ work over the past 25 years. She was even once featured in Uptown Magazine after the writer walked into one of her impeccably designed model homes and was told by the sales person that the designer was African American. Read more…
What: Founder & Director of integrated communications firm, SIENA MEDIA GROUP, specializing in brand management, social media planning, public relations and event production. Tamara also helms NY PR DIVA, the “PR incubator” that works specifically with small businesses and start ups who are just venturing out. She is also the personality behind the famed lifestyle blog, THE CURVY SOCIALITE.
Why: With a majority of small businesses failing within the first 5 years of their birth, I am all about trying to help bridge that gap to success. Being a boutique PR firm, we understand that each client’s needs are unique so we are not about “cookie-cutter” PR programs. Instead we believe in creation a holistic, one-on-one approach to the PR process where we sit down with each client and create tailor-made programs that cater specifically to the needs and visions of each client.
Where: Based in New York but providing services worldwide.
When: Tamara Walker has been in the PR industry for over 10 years.
WHO: TERRY MCGILL
WHAT: CEO, TAM MUSIC CONSULTING & LEARNTHEMUSICINDUSTRY.COM
WHERE: DALLAS, TEXAS
WHEN: STARTED IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS – AUGUST 1988
WHY: TAM Music is a 26 year experienced & nationally respected radio promotions, internet marketing, record label consultation, booking, event planning and artist Development Company. Read more…
Who: Bobby Jones
What: Octagon Access
Why: I am Vice President at Octagon Marketing North America, the global leader in sports and entertainment marketing. I am the head of the Octagon Access group where I lead an amazing nation-wide team of researchers, strategists, creatives and go-getters that help global brands effectively reach multicultural and millennial consumers. Our award-winning and groundbreaking work has helped clients across multiple industries including retail, fashion, spirits, automotive and consumer electronics, among many others.
When: Octagon Access was established in 2011 Read more…
Be Comfortably Uncomfortable!! – Daily Word August 12, 2013
TO HEAR THE AUDIO VERSION OF THE DAILY WORD ** Read more…
TLAPR Agency, the PR Experts – in collaboration with the executive team of Women Achieving Things Together (WATT) – has announced this year’s official honorees of the 2013 “Focus on Shaping Women (FOSW)” initiative.
The FOSW Honorees are:
Sheree Devereaux, Founder & Director of Deafinit Models
Karen Hunter, CEO of Karen Hunter Publishing
Harrine Freeman, Financial Expert and CEO of H.E. Freeman Enterprises
Lande Yoosuf. Casting Producer and Reality/Docu TV Development Consultant
Kara Lewis, Director of Operations for the Russ Parr Morning Show and Radio, TV & Film Producer
Lisa Osinloye and Barbara Clarke Ruiz, Fortune Girls, Inc.
Lori Hall, Marketing Director, Radio One Atlanta
Tomiko Fraser Hines, Model and Actress
Comedienne Meshelle, The Indie-Mom of Comedy
Marsha Bartenetti and Rachael Sudul, Just in Case, Inc.
Kellie Drakeford, LeDet, Deputy Chief of Staff, United States Senator Robert Menendez Read more…
Ash’Cash Does It Again! New York City’s Hippest Financial Guru Becomes One of the Country’s Youngest Federally Chartered Bank CEOs
Ash’Cash Does It Again!
New York City’s Hippest Financial Guru Becomes One of the Country’s Youngest Federally Chartered Bank CEOs
motivational speaker, business consultant, author, and financial literacy educator who has helped countless people get their finances back in order – from credit repair, to home ownership, retirement planning, and banking and investment advice.
Nationally syndicated financial guru and media personality Ash’Cash
recently announced his new role as the new CEO and Manager of ERDA Federal Credit Union. And, at just 32 years old, this achievement makes him one of the youngest CEOs of a federally chartered bank in the country.
Ash’Cash’sJune 10th appointment to ERDA in Queens, New York is just one of many recent accomplishments by the feel-good financial wizard, whose urban-edged financial articles and motivational Daily Word column can be found on global media outlets such as Under30CEO.com, Huffington Post, AllHipHop.com, and more. His recent book release, What the FICO?: 12 Steps To Repairing Your Credit, is a current bestseller on Amazon’s book charts. Reviewers have called it “the only self-motivating, credit repair book you will ever need,” with its step-by-step instructions on how to go from bad to good credit in no time and with minimal cost. Read more…
1. What led you down the path of educating people with financial education and advising them of how to make their money work for them?
I’ve been in banking and finance for the past 14 years, and when I look at the different clients that I’ve helped to manage their finances, I realize that the difference between the Rich and the Poor is merely knowledge! The Rich understand how money works, and they know that you cannot solely rely on your physical labor in order to build wealth. Growing up in a low-income environment, I understand why many of us who are poor or are living paycheck to paycheck never get out of our situations. We have the wrong idea about wealth building and don’t prioritize, so my goal is to equip as many people as possible with the knowledge needed to begin to build generational wealth.
2. You’ve written 2 books, ‘Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom’ and ‘Taylor’s Way: Life Lessons Through The Eyes of a Three-Year Old.’ What inspired you to write the books and what was the process like when you wrote both books, as far as how you structured it? Read more…
By BIG CED
For us, by us.
You’ve heard the phrase, you know the story, you remember the brand. Yes, F.U.B.U. may have been the first brand to basically tell everyone that this fashion line is for a particular audience and yes, you’re wearing clothes meant for others, yet, you find it stylish without realizing that it wasn’t initially meant for you.
Who would have thought that a blatant form of marketing would have hit the way it did? Do you remember the first official spokesperson of the company, LL Cool J? How about F.U.B.U. getting free advertisement on a commercial without anyone realizing it? Yes, that F.U.B.U. cap worn by James Todd Smith while endorsing and appearing in a GAP commercial is classic!
Now, meet one of the four men responsible for the company that encouraged countless other entrepreneurs to chase their dreams in fashion. Yes, you may see the “shark” Daymond John weekly on ABC, but, don’t get it twisted. Co-founder J. Alexander Martin is still on the scene and still making it happen!
Let’s go back a few years. Did you and your partners in F.U.B.U. have any idea how successful you all would be? And I mean to the extent of how popular you are and, of course, the financial benefits? Read more…
On Thursday 12/13/12 Entertainment management company and record label, Run Amuk Productions Brought the Bay Area’s industry executives, taste makers, managers, bloggers, videographers, artists, producers and DJs together once again not only to take a listen to the best of 2012 but this time to visualize the best of the Bay videos of 2012.
Hosted by Jazzy of Jazzy Management & Damon Jamal of In Yo Face Films, the R.U.N. Industry Mixer & Toy Drive took place on Thursday, December 13, 2012, from 6 pm-10pm at Bella Ultra Lounge in Beautiful Downtown Oakland CA.
Purpose Awards honors distinguished group of individuals in NY/ Celeb stylist, Phillip Bloch, Chef Roble, DJ Beverly Bond & more
By BIG CED
Not many people can brag about working side by side with one of the world’s most recognizable entrepreneurs. Marketer Teneshia Jackson-Warner can proudly boast of her success rubbing shoulders with, arguably, the most successful Hip Hop Mogul, Russell Simmons.
Founder and CEO of Egami Consulting Group, her company is an award-winning, woman-owned, NMSDC and WBENC certified minority marketing firm specializing in linking brands to urban and multicultural consumers via inspirational platforms. She is is a multifaceted, talented entrepreneur who is the author of the book, “Profit With Purpose: A Marketer’s Guide to Deliver Purpose-Driven Campaigns to Multicultural Audiences.”
It is the first book to be published on multicultural “Purpose-Driven Marketing” and Teneshia takes time out of building multicultural marketing strategies to talk to The Industry Cosign.
What led you down this path to your current position and the company you started? Read more…
Who: Hideko Bartell
What : Director of Wonton Booking and Management
Why : Wonton International provides world wide service of booking, management, promotion, marketing and business consultation, utilizing our large network and skills of breaking language and culture barrier overseas and helping our clients to maximize their avenues of growth in their entertainment career.
Currently managing the Legendary lyricist, Mikey D.
Where: New York and world wide
When : Since January 16, 2006 Read more…
Who: Ovington Prophete
What: The Candy Store
Why: The Candy Store Marketing Group (CSMG) values the importance of building positive relationships within the community and with our clients. Our core priorities are to increase our client’s public awareness and ROI (Return on Investment). Additionally, we develop effective campaigns and pride ourselves in discovering cost unique techniques to expose our client brands to the masses. Our staff will follow the growth of your product(s) or service(s) with diligence, passion and professionalism.
Where: Based in New York
When: Circa 2003 Read more…
THE NETWORK JOURNAL’S 15th ANNUAL “25 INFLUENTIAL BLACK WOMEN IN BUSINESS” CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
New York, NY(BlackNews.com) — The Network Journal (TNJ), an award-winning business magazine offering trade and industry news vital for today’s African-American professionals, corporate executives and small-business owners, announces the call for nominations for its 2013 “25 Influential Black Women in Business Awards.” The 2013 Awards marks the fifteenth anniversary of this stellar event held in New York City. Read more…
Who: Kelly L. Jackson a/k/a Kelly KinKaid
What: OverDeliver Entertainment
Why: I do this because i believe a Wise Person does right now what they’ll be happy doing later. OverDeliver Ent. is my main focus currently because it houses my endeavors in management and marketing/branding for clients like Sway Calloway who has limitless possibilities to being an ambassador for many brands. I also have the Golden Shepherd Alliance wing which handles publicity clients. Lastly, I am on the Sway in the Morning show team handling booking talent and also producing the daily show in addition to being a weekly health & wellness contributor (First Aid with Kelly KinKaid) of the Shade 45/SiriusXM show. Read more…
Who: Ro Johnson
What: Front Ro Consulting, LLC
Why: Front Ro Consulting, LLC is a Marketing and Promotion entertainment company specializing in strategy development, branded entertainment, event planning, specialty radio promotion and artist management.
Where: Based in New York
When: Established February 1, 2009
WHO: Jay Morrison & Friends, Hosted by Power 105.1 & MTV2’s Charlamagne
WHAT: PCC Youth Empowerment Concert
WHEN: October 11, 2012
WHERE: Malcolm X. Shabazz Stadium 80 Johnson Ave Newark, NJ 07108
ADMISSION: FREE Read more…
By Patrice Washington
I’m increasingly alarmed at the notion that having a college degree somehow makes a person intellectually superior in the area of personal finance. Last I checked, personal finance has yet to be made a mandatory course on every high school and college campuse in this country even though it is the one subject you actually do need in the real world no matter what path you ultimately select.
BLACKS STILL STRUGGLE TO QUALIFY FOR PERSONAL AND BUSINESS CREDIT; NEW WEB SITE WANTS TO HELP
– Web site educates small and minority business owners on how to obtain small business credit –
Nationwide(BlackNews.com) — A recent Washington Post article emphasized how poor credit makes it much tougher to secure loans and gain access to credit, especially for African-Americans. The article entitled, “For Black Americans, Financial Damage From Subprime Implosion is Likely to Last” (see link below), sheds light on what has been an ongoing problem for many decades: Minorities, particularly African Americans, continue to make up a huge population of people and business owners who are unqualified for credit. Read more…
Who: Bruse Wane
What: Wane Enterprises
Why: Wane Enterprises Is the new breed of entertainment company. With no boundaries or limitations,Wane Enterprises influence stretches deep into the entertainment industry on a whole. Wane Enterprises functions in the following capacities; Online Popular Culture and world news magazine, Artist Promotions, Music Production, Music Video Production, Talent Scouting, Live Wire TV Production,Gotham Radio production and Live Artist Showcase Production. Wane Enterprises also functions as a Digital Label and Talent booking agency.
In addition to bolstering their prominence and leaving their undeniable mark in the field of entertainment, the company also aids and gives exposure to the independent community by offering numerous services. Make no mistake about it, we are the Tri-States premiere entertainment company plus so much more. Read more…
By Torrance Stephens
Okay, let’s get this straight. The injudicious assertions promulgated by political charlatans on both side of the aisle from Obama to Congressman Pete King that America’s biggest threat is Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is feculent and even dangerous. In fact it is one of the more laughable jactitations proffered in recent years and ranks up there with the suggestion that America is post racial or even that Wall Street and bankers can police themselves.
In all honesty as things stand, our truest and greatest threat is the European sovereign debt crisis and not AQAP. For if the chickens come home to roost, with the chickens in this sense being the massive preponderance of complex financial papers and derivatives which remain without a true valuation and inundate the global markets, and then we have seen nothing yet in terms of an economic disaster. I means, what is on the horizon given what is occurring in Europe will eventually demonstrate that what we just observed with regards to JP Morgan-Chase and Jamie Dimon will be just a drop in the bucket.
As a small business owner you might agree that coming up with the idea for your business was a piece of cake. . . Financing the business, however, is an entirely different story! Sometimes you may only have very few opportunities to present your business for funding, so it’s your job to make sure they count! Read more…
As a small business owner you might agree that coming up with the idea for your business was a piece of cake. . . Financing the business, however, is an entirely different story! Sometimes you may only have very few opportunities to present your business for funding, so it’s your job to make sure they count!
Here are five strategic steps to help you fund your business and get to the next level BEFORE you start pitching to potential investors and lenders. Read more…