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Description We amplify the voices of Black Business Owners and Entrepreneurs to Ignite the Global Black Economy. Through this platform our socially conscious listening community connects with black business owners and their companies to learn actionable tips for building successful businesses. Each week we publish a new, compelling interview with a black entrepreneur who shares their story, teaches us some useful business information, and gives their number one piece of advice for the Buy Black Community as a whole. Join us in the Buy Black Podcast Community Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BuyBlackPodcastCommunity/ Email: gerald@buyblackpodcast.com Phone: 501-703-0363
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1. 075: Malcolm X at Berkeley Spilling Tea and Throwing Shade
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May 19th, 2019

Happy 94th Birthday

Malcolm X

A.K.A. - el Hajj Malik Shabazz



2. TBT: Black History Month - More than Martin, Malcolm & Maya
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Here's a little throwback to February 28th, 2017...several months before I even had the idea for Buy Black Podcast.

Happy Black History Month!

Also...don't be surprised if I randomly pop up with an episode for you guys while we're between seasons.

Uh huh! Gotta keep you on your toes...don't cancel that subscription yet! LOL

Enjoy, and please shoot me an email at...

gerald@buyblackpodcast.com

...to share any ideas you have for other historical content we can produce and share while we're waiting for season 2.

Talk to you soon!

Gerald



3. 074: Three Things You Can Do to Start Brand New in 2019
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Episode Notes Things You Can Do to Start Brand New in 2019 Start a new project to get your message out Blog YouTube Channel Podcast Pivot in a new direction the market is pressing you toward Are you spending more money and time than it's worth to convince customers to buy your product? Is your business stable, but stagnant? Is your business profitable, but customers regularly ask for one or two things that you don't currently offer? Rebrand and Relaunch Are you attracting a completely different demographic than you originally intended? Are you attracting people who can't or won't pay for your product or service? Have you lost the joy, passion, and satisfaction you get from providing your service to the community?

"If you're content being overworked, worn out, and miserable, just go get a job...at least you'll have benefits.  Otherwise, make the changes you need to make in order to build the lifestyle you started your business to create."

Is it time for you to make a change?

This is the final episode for Season 1 of

Buy Black | The Voice of Black Business

Stay tuned for our return: July 2019



4. 073: Martin Luther King - The Three Evils of Society
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The Three Evils of Society - Transcript Delivered at the National Conference on New Politics, August 31, 1967.  

Mr. Chairman, friends and brothers in this first gathering of the National Conference on New Politics. Ladiesand gentlemen. . .can you hear me in the back? (No)

I don’t know if the Klan is in here tonight or not with allthe troubles we’re having with these microphones. Seldom if ever. . . .has. . . .we’re still working with it.

As I was about to say, seldom if ever has such a diverse and truly ecumenical gathering convened under the egis of politics in our nation, and I want to commend the leadership of the National Conference on NewPolitics for all of the great work that they have done in making this significant convention possible. Indeed byour very nature we affirm that something new is taking place on the American political horizon. We have comehere from the dusty plantations of the Deep South and the depressing ghettos of the North. We have come fromthe great universities and the flourishing suburbs. We have come from Appalachian poverty and from consciousstricken wealth. But we have come. And we have come here because we share a common concern for the moralhealth of our nation. We have come because our eyes have seen through the superficial glory and glitter of our society and observed the coming of judgment. Like the prophet of old, we have read the handwriting on the wall. We have seen our nation weighed in the balance of history and found wanting. We have come because wesee this as a dark hour in the affairs of men.For most of us this is a new mood. We are traditionally the idealists. We are the marchers fromMississippi and Selma and Washington, who staked our lives on the American Dream during the first half of this decade. Many assembled here campaigned lasciviously for Lyndon Johnson in 1964 because we could notstand ideally by and watch our nation contaminated by the 18th Century policies of Goldwaterism. We were thehardcore activists who were willing to believe that Southerners could be reconstructed in the constitutionalimage. We were the dreamers of a dream – that dark yesterdays of mans inhumanity to man would soon betransformed into bright tomorrows of justice. Now it is hard to escape, the disillusionment and betrayal. Our hopes have been blasted and our dreams have been shattered. The promise of a Great Society was shipwreckedoff the coast of Asia, on the dreadful peninsula of Vietnam. The poor, black and white, are still perishing on alonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. What happens to a dream deferred?It leads to bewildering frustration and corroding bitterness.I came to see this in a personal experience here in Chicago last summer. In all the speaking I have donein the United States before varied audiences, including some hostile whites, the only time I have ever been booed was one night in our regular weekly mass meetings by some angry young men of our movement. Now Iwent home that night with an ugly feeling. Selfishly I thought of my suffering and sacrifices over the last twelveyears. Why would they boo one so close to them? But as I lay awake thinking. I finally came to myself. And Icould not for the life of me have less impatience and understanding for those young men. For twelve years, I amothers like me, have held out radiant promises of progress. I had preached to them about my dream. I hadlectured to them about, the not to distant day when they would have freedom, all here, now. I had urged them tohave faith in America and in white society. Their hopes had soared. They were now booing me because they feltthat we were unable to deliver on our promises. They were booing because we had urged them to have faith in people who had too often proved to be unfaithful. They were now hostile because they were watching the dreamthat they had so readily accepted, turn into a frustrating nightmare. This situation is all the more ominous, inview of the rising expectations of men the world over. The deep rumblings that we hear today, the rumblings of discontent, is the thunder of disinherited masses rising from dungeons of oppressions to the bright hills of freedom. All over the world like a fever, freedom is spreading in the widest liberation movement in history. Thegreat masses of people are determined to end the exploitation of their races and lands. And in one majestic chorus they are singing in the worlds of our freedom song, “ain’t gonna let nobody turn us around”.

And so the collision course is set. The people cry for freedom and the congress attempts to legislaterepression. Millions, yes billions, are appropriated for mass murder; but the most meager pittance for foreignaid for international development is crushed in the surge of reaction. Unemployment rages at a major depressionlevel in the black ghettos, but the bi-partisan response is an anti-riot bill rather than a serious poverty program.The modest proposals for model cities, rent supplement and rat control, pitiful as they were to began with, getcaught in the maze of congressional inaction. And I submit to you tonight, that a congress that proves to be more anti-negro than anti-rat needs to be dismissed. It seems that our legislative assemblies have adopted Nero as their patron saint and are bent on fiddling while our cities burn.

Even when the people persist and in the face of great obstacles, develop indigenous leadership and self-help approaches to their problems and finally tread the forest of bureaucracy to obtain existing governmentfunds, the corrupt political order seeks to crush even this beginning of hope. The case of CDGM in Mississippiis the most publicized example but it is a story repeated many times across our nation.Our own experience here in Chicago is especially painfully present. After an enthusiastic approval by H.E. W’s Department of Adult Education, SCLC began an adult literacy project to aid 1,000 young men and women who have been pushed out of overcrowded ghetto schools, in obtaining basic [literary] skills prerequisite to receiving jobs.

We had an agreement with A&P stores for 750 jobs through SCLC’s job program, Operation Breadbasket and had recruited over 500 pupils the first week. At that point CongressmenPaccinski and the Daley machine intervened and demanded that Washington cut off our funds or channel themthrough the machine controlled poverty program in Chicago. Now we have no problem with administrativesupervision, but we do have a desire to be independent of machine control and the Democratic Party patronagenetwork. For this desire for a politically independent approach to the needs of our brothers, our funds are beingstopped as of September 15th and a very meaningful program discontinued. Yes the hour is dark, evil comesfourth in the guise of good. It is a time of double talk when men in high places have a high blood pressure of deceptive rhetoric and an anemia of concrete performance.We cry out against welfare hand outs to the poor but generously approve an oil depletion allowance tomake the rich, richer. Six Mississippi plantations receive more than a million dollars a year, not to plant cotton but no provision is made to feed the tenant farmer who is put out of work by the government subsidy. Thecrowning achievement in hypocrisy must go to those staunch Republicans and Democrats of the Midwest andWest who were given land by our government when they came here as immigrants from Europe. They weregiven education through the land grant colleges. They were provided with agricultural agents to keep themabreast of forming trends, they were granted low interest loans to aid in the mechanization of their farms andnow that they have succeeded in becoming successful, they are paid not to farm and these are the same people that now say to black people, who’s ancestors were brought to this country in chains and who were emancipatedin 1863 without being given land to cultivate or bread to eat; that they must pull themselves up by their own bootstraps. What they truly advocate is Socialism for the rich and Capitalism for the poor.

I wish that I could say that this is just a passing phase in the cycles of our nation’s life; certainly times of war, times of reaction throughout the society but I suspect that we are now experiencing the coming to thesurface of a triple prong sickness that has been lurking within our body politic from its very beginning. That isthe sickness of racism, excessive materialism and militarism. Not only is this our nation’s dilemma it is the plaque of western civilization. As early as 1906 W. E. B Dubois prophesized that the problem of the 20th century, would be the problem of the color line, now as we stand two-thirds into this crucial period of historywe know full well that racism is still that hound of hell which dogs the tracks of our civilization. Ever since the birth of our nation, White America has had a Schizophrenic personality on the question of race, she has beentorn between selves. A self in which she proudly profess the great principle of democracy and a self in whichshe madly practices the antithesis of democracy. This tragic duality has produced a strange indecisiveness andambivalence toward the Negro, causing America to take a step backwards simultaneously with every stepforward on the question of Racial Justice; to be at once attracted to the Negro and repelled by him, to love andto hate him. There has never been a solid, unified and determined thrust to make justice a reality for Afro-Americans.

The step backwards has a new name today, it is called the white backlash, but the white backlash isnothing new. It is the surfacing of old prejudices, hostilities and ambivalences that have always been there. Itwas caused neither by the cry of black power nor by the unfortunate recent wave of riots in our cities. The white backlash of today is rooted in the same problem that has characterized America ever since the black man landedin chains on the shores of this nation.This does not imply that all White Americans are racist, far from it. Many white people have, through adeep moral compulsion fought long and hard for racial justice nor does it mean that America has made no progress in her attempt to cure the body politic of the disease of racism or that the dogma of racism has beenconsiderably modified in recent years. However for the good of America, it is necessary to refute the idea thatthe dominant ideology in our country, even today, is freedom and equality while racism is just an occasional departure from the norm on the part of a few bigoted extremists. Racism can well be, that corrosive evil thatwill bring down the curtain on western civilization. Arnold Toynesbee has said that some twenty-six civilizationhave risen upon the face of the Earth, almost all of them have descended into the junk heap of destruction. Thedecline and fall of these civilizations, according to Toynesbee, was not caused by external invasion but byinternal decay. They failed to respond creatively to the challenges impingent upon them. If America does notrespond creatively to the challenge to banish racism, some future historian will have to say, that a greatcivilization died because it lacked the soul and commitment to make justice a reality for all men.

The second aspect of our afflicted society is extreme materialism, an Asian writer has portrayed our dilemma in candid terms, he says, “you call your thousand material devices labor saving machinery, yet you are forever busy. With the multiplying of your machinery you grow increasingly fatigued, anxious, nervous,dissatisfied. Whatever you have you want more and where ever you are you want to go somewhere else. Your devices are neither time saving nor soul saving machinery. They are so many sharp spurs which urge you on toinvent more machinery and to do more business”. This tells us something about our civilization that cannot be caste aside as a prejudiced charge by an eastern thinker who is jealous of Western prosperity. We cannot escapethe indictment. This does not mean that we must turn back the clock of scientific progress. No one can overlook the wonders that science has wrought for our lives. The automobile will not abdicate in favor of the horse and buggy or the train in favor of the stage coach or the tractor in favor of the hand plow or the scientific method infavor of ignorance and superstition. But our moral lag must be redeemed; when scientific power outruns moral power, we end up with guided missiles and misguided men. When we foolishly maximize the minimum andminimize the maximum we sign the warrant for our own day of doom.It is this moral lag in our thing-oriented society that blinds us to the human reality around us andencourages us in the greed and exploitation which creates the sector of poverty in the midst of wealth. Again wehave diluted ourselves into believing the myth that Capitalism grew and prospered out of the protestant ethic of hard word and sacrifice, the fact is that Capitalism was build on the exploitation and suffering of black slavesand continues to thrive on the exploitation of the poor –  both black and white, both here and abroad. If Negroesand poor whites do not participate in the free flow of wealth within our economy, they will forever be poor,giving their energies, their talents and their limited funds to the consumer market but reaping few benefits andservices in return. The way to end poverty is to end the exploitation of the poor, ensure them a fair share of thegovernment services and the nation’s resources. I proposed recently that a national agency be established to provide employment for everyone needing it. Nothing is more socially inexcusable than unemployment in thisage. In the 30s when the nation was bankrupt it instituted such an agency, the WPA, in the present conditions of a nation glutted with resources, it is barbarous to condemn people desiring work to soul sapping inactivity and poverty. I am convinced that even this one, massive act of concern will do more than all the state police andarmies of the nation to quell riots and still hatreds. The tragedy is, our materialistic culture does not possess thestatesmanship necessary to do it.  Victor Hugo could have been thinking of 20th Century America when he wrote, “there’s always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher classes”.

The time has come for America to face the inevitable choice between materialism and humanism. We must devote at least as much to our children’s education and the health of the poor 
as we do to the care of our automobiles andthe building of beautiful, impressive hotels.

We must also realize that the problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solvedwithout a radical redistribution of political and economic power. We must further recognize that the ghetto is adomestic colony. Black people must develop programs that will aid in the transfer of power and wealth into thehands of residence of the ghetto so that they may in reality control their own destinies. This is the meaning of New Politics. People of will in the larger community, must support the black man in this effort.

The final phase of our national sickness is the disease of militarism. Nothing more clearly demonstrates our nation’s abuse of military power than our tragic adventure in Vietnam. This war has played havoc with thedestiny of the entire world. It has torn up the Geneva Agreement, it has seriously impaired the United Nations, ithas exacerbated the hatred between continents and worst still between races. It has frustrated our developmentat home, telling our own underprivileged citizens that we place insatiable military demands above their criticalneeds. It has greatly contributed to the forces of reaction in America and strengthened the military industrialcomplex. And it has practically destroyed Vietnam and left thousands of American and Vietnamese youthmaimed and mutilated and exposed the whole world to the risk of nuclear warfare. Above all, the War in Vietnam, has revealed what Senator Fulbright calls, “our nations arrogance of power”.

We are arrogant in professing to be concerned about the freedom of foreign nations while not setting our own house in order. Manyof our Senators and Congressmen vote joyously to appropriate billions of dollars for the War in Vietnam andmany of these same Senators and Congressmen vote loudly against a Fair Housing Bill to make it possible for a Negro veteran of Vietnam to purchase a decent home. We arm Negro soldiers to kill on foreign battlefields butoffer little protection for their relatives from beatings and killings in our own South. We are willing to make a Negro 100% of a citizen in Warfare but reduce him to 50% of a citizen on American soil.
No war in our nation’s history has ever been so violative of our conscious, our national interest and sodestructive of our moral standing before the world. No enemy has ever been able to cause such damage to us aswe inflict upon ourselves. The inexorable decay of our urban centers has flared into terrifying domestic conflictas the pursuit of foreign war absolves our wealth and energy. Squalor and poverty scar our cities as our militarymight destroy cities in a far off land to support oligarchy, to intervene in domestic conflict. The President who cherishes consensus for peace has intensified the war in answer to a cry to stop the war. It has broughttauntingly to one minutes flying time from China to a moment before the midnight of world conflagration.

We are offered a tax for war instead of a plan for peace. Men of reason should no longer debate, the merits of war or means of financing war. They should end the war and restore sanity and humanity to American policy. And if the will of the people continue to be unheeded, all men of free will must create a situation in which the 1967, 68are made a referendum on the War. The American people must have an opportunity to vote into oblivion thosewho cannot detach themselves from militarism, and those that lead us.So we are here because we believe, we hope, we pray that something new might emerge in the politicallife of this nation which will produce a new man, new structures and new institutions and a new life for mankind. I am convinced that this new life will not emerge until our nation undergoes a radical revolution of values. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people the giant triplets of racism, economic exploitation and militarism are incapable of being conquered. A civilization can flounder as readily in the face of moral bankruptcy as it can through financial bankruptcy. Atrue revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies. We are called to play the Good Samaritan on life’s road side, but that will only be an initial act.

One day the whole Jericho Road must be transformed so that men and women will not be beaten and robbed as theymake their journey through life. True compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar, it understands that anedifice which produces beggars, needs restructuring. A true revolution of values will soon look uneasily on theglaring contrast of poverty and wealth, with righteous indignation it will look at thousands of working peopledisplaced from their jobs, with reduced incomes as a result of automation while the profits of the employersremain in tact and say, this is not just. It will look across the ocean and see individual Capitalists of the Westinvesting huge sums of money in Asia and Africa only to take the profits out with no concern for the social betterment of the countries and say, this is not just. It will look at our alliance with the landed gentry of LatinAmerica and say, this is not just. A true revolution of values will lay hands on the world order and say of war,this way of settling differences is not just. This business of burning human being with napalm, of filling our nation’s home with orphans and widows, of injecting poisonous drugs of hate into the veins of peoples normal humane, of sending men home from dark and bloodied battlefields physically handicapped and psychologicallyderanged cannot be reconciled with wisdom, justice and love. A nation that continues year after year, to spendmore money on military defense then on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death.

So what we must all see is that these are revolutionary times All over the globe, men are revoltingagainst old systems of exploitation and out of the wombs of a frail world new systems of justice and equality are being born. The shirtless and barefoot of the Earth are rising up as never before. The people who sat in darknesshave seen a great light. We in the west must support these revolutions, it is a sad fact that because of comfort,complacency, a morbid fear of Communism and our proneness to adjust to injustice, the Western nations thatinitiated so much of the revolutionary spirit of the modern world have now become the arch anti-revolutionaries. This has driven many to feel that only Marxism has the revolutionary spirit and in a sense,Communism is a judgment of our failure to make democracy real and to follow through on the revolutions thatwe initiated. Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into asometimes hostile world, declaring eternal opposition to poverty, racism and militarism. With this powerful commitment, we shall boldly challenge the status quo and unjust [morals?] and thereby speed the day when every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill shall be made low and the crooked places shall bemade straight and the rough places plain.May I say in conclusion that there is a need now, more than ever before, for men and women in our nation to be creatively maladjusted.  Mr. Davis said, and I say to you that I choose to be among the maladjusted,as my good friend Bill Coughlin said there are those who have criticized me and many of you for taking a standagainst the War in Vietnam and for seeking to say to the nation that the issues of Civil Rights cannot beseparated from the issues of peace.I want to say to you tonight that I intend to keep these issues mixed because they are mixed. Somewherewe must see that justice is indivisible, injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere and I have fought tolong and to hard against segregated public accommodations to end up at this point in my life, segregating mymoral concerns.

So let us stand in this convention knowing that on some positions; cowardice asks the questions, is itsafe; expediency asks the question, is it politic; vanity asks the question, is it popular, but conscious asks thequestion, is it right. And on some positions, it is necessary for the moral individual to take a stand that is neither safe, nor politic nor popular; but he must do it because it is right. And we say to our nation tonight, we say toour Government, we even say to our FBI, we will not be harassed, we will not make a butchery of our conscious, we will not be intimidated and we will be heard.



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First things first for me is God. I believe the more a person believes in him the more they will be able to better focus and execute during lifes endeavors. I have seen my mother manage businesses so I would like to use her insight to remind your audience to do what works for them, while I set an example of doing what works for me.

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Sheena is now the owner of Lengo, a consolatory suite of best business practices which bridge the gaps and facilitates the expansion of unyielding opportunities and results that rest within the potential of a truly focused organizational vision. She also enjoys public and motivational speaking. Some of her speaking topics include the Power in Female Negotiation and the Growth Zone, Finding Potential in Yourself & Others. She enjoys empowering women with her story and transforming their minds to focus on their inner power and ability to exceed their wildest dreams!

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Advocating for the "buy black movement" has become more and more prevalent as we have moved from the Civil Rights Movement, through Jim Crow, survived the Crack Era and still navigating the Preschool-Prison pipeline. Our community is beginning to see the value of our dollar as it relates to our vote, our livelihood, and our legacy. I am one of many who are on the front lines advocating for black entrepreneurs. But I am one of few exclusively educating consumers on reputable black owned businesses through honest product reviews. I also created the Ultimate Black Love Gift Guide Black Owned Business Coupon Book. I release a new coupon book every year on Black Love Day, February 13th and focus on the 5 Tenets of Black Love.

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Maya believes that one of the best things people can do is create the flexible lifestyle they want. Creating that lifestyle begins when you create something that gives you ownership of your ideas and how you work with your clients....something you're proud and confident enough to share with the world.

She has paired her love for helping people leverage their knowledge by creating a profitable online program that shows women how to confidently share more of their purpose-driven messages with the people who need to hear it.  On episode 68 of The Voice of Black Business, Maya shares her top 4 Game-Changing Tips to help you get started!

For the last 7+ years, Maya Gaddie has built, launched and sold online classes and programs in her business. She loves showing her clients how to do the same. She's backed her education up with a lot of real experience with clients who are out in the field, really doing the work, making money and creating communities online.

Maya knows what's up when it comes to online business, how to navigate it and how to elevate an online strategy. Knowing things like what tools she uses to run her business, how she automates payments for new enrollments and how to run a membership site are always useful to other entrepreneurs.

I'm convinced that one of the core reasons for me being on this planet, and existing in this space, is to show women that this (this life, this type of business) is possible for them too.



10. 067: 5 E-Commerce Website Details that Will Make Customers Run and Never Return w/ Courtney Underwood
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E-Commerce Retailers strap in and get ready as Courtney Underwood shares the steps - in detail - that it took to build PassportsandPurpose.com. By taking the unusual path of learning to do everything herself so she could effectively delegate later, Courtney learned everything from the psychology of e-commerce to discovering niche audiences to tailoring the voice of your brand. She's handing ALL of that knowledge over to you in this episode!

Courtney Underwood is a speaker, mentor, and entrepreneur with a mission to teach people how to value their worth, set boundaries, and create memories that have a lasting impact. She equips both companies and individuals with the necessary tools and resources to discover their strengths and maximize efficiency without sacrificing quality or value.

In 2016, she founded Passports and Purpose, an e-commerce retail company that sells travel and affirmation apparel and accessories. Within the first year, she outgrew the platform and expanded the business, adding product lines and multiple languages to satisfy her international customers. Currently, Passports and Purpose is recognized for both high performance, high engagement, and high conversion - metrics that reveal an unparalleled dedication to customer service and product quality.

Courtney holds a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication from DePaul University and holds several certifications that point to her years of experience in E-Commerce, Strategic Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Career Consulting. When she is not working, Courtney spends quality time with her family, mentors and volunteers across the Chicagoland area, and travels extensively.

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11. 066: Master Your Craft, Be Brilliant in the Basics
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In this episode we talk about what it takes to build and run an elite-level team and how the same principles apply to the military, sports, and businesses.  You will learn the three fundamentals you must master to win championships and how they translate into your day-to-day business operations.  Finally, I share a sneak preview of the online course I'm developing to help entrepreneurs build a strong foundation and frame around their big business ideas.

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12. 065: Who Are You Saying No To?
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Apologies...but I had to say no to show notes for this episode.  You can find key points and links from Rohan's interview on Episode 41 here:

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13. 064: 5 Life-Changing Holistic Health Habits You Can Start Right Now w/ Jermaine Hagan
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You have probably heard of “holistic habits”, or tried “holistic healing” or “holistic medicine” at some point in your life. Those words are thrown around a lot, but from the mouths of most “practitioners” they are just that...words.  Jermaine Hagan has been living holistically (in complete connection with the universe) since he was 17 years old. He teaches his clients that all health begins in the brain, and if you “invest in your health, your body will receive the wealth”.  In this interview, he shares five life-changing holistic health habits that you can start right now.

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Journey Began at Age 17 [04:30] Began to question everything I was taught Went to L.A. Central library so often that it felt like he lived there Learned that Health is based on intellectual capital like any other discipline When his daughter was born at home naturally, this furthered his journey to learn how food affects our bodies Been dedicated to education, and uplifting the black community since age 17 “I am at my best” [06:50] A personal affirmation The universe hears us proclaim our status Own your existence The New B.L.K. Wall Street [07:35] https://www.facebook.com/The-New-Blk-Wall-Street-1628458207403277/ Business. Leadership. Knowledge. Program designed to raise the economic consciousness of the black community

 

 

What do we need to know about health in order for us to start taking control [10:00] “The trinity of health” Oxygen Water Minerals Everything in nature follows this principle The body is a vehicle of the brain The brain needs oxygen The brain needs water The brain needs minerals We need to understand that investing in our health is based on going back to nature All Health Begins in the Brain [12:05] The history of health - Pioneers in the black community George Washington Carver Elijah Muhammed - Book - “How to Eat to Live” Dr. John Henrik Clarke Dick Gregory Dr. Sebi All were giving us the fundamental principles of health Ask these questions - “Once I consume this food…” Does it give me more energy? Does it spark creativity, ambition, determination? or... Does it cause my body to experience dis-ease? Is it oxygen, water, or minerals or is it mucus based? What about going hard in the gym? [16:00] Your body will respond more powerfully to your thoughts than your actions Yes, there is a physical aspect to work, but that isn’t the centerpoint If you were to look at your body and think about all the meals you eat in a week That’s about 21 opportunities to absorb nutrients and eliminate waste If you look at your brain and body as a high performance machine, you make better choices about the fuel (food) you put into it “A Dream is a Message from Your Eternal Self to Your Present Self to Believe in Your Unlimited Self” Three I’s of Success [18:55] Imagination - Brain Inspiration - Heart Intuition - Stomach Example - Average American colon weighs 8lbs when it should weigh 4lbs All of that waste is clogging your stomach...blocking your intuition Need to put the right fuel in place and cleanse the passages to the brain, heart, and stomach to be well connected with our creative centers Jermaine’s Personal & Guided Meditation Process [26:00] Harmony Herb Company Guidance & Coaching Heart Rhythm Meditation The Blood-Pumping Heart The Mental Heart The Poetic Heart The Spiritual Heart A goal without a plan is a wish Jermaine is a teacher of the mental aspects that control the body What are the most common actions people can take to change their lives? [30:15] When you wake up in the morning, follow the pattern of nature Take some time to put some WATER into your body Stop for at least 10 seconds and just listen and BREATHE EAT something that connects you with nature to begin your day Alternative Foods You Can Enjoy in a Holistic Lifestyle [34:00] It’s okay to slip in your food choices Never feel shame about your decisions - it is the more damaging of emotions Remove & replace these 5 Deadly White Foods: Cow’s Milk - Replace with Hemp Milk, Coconut Milk, or Almond Milk White Salt - Replace with Pink Himalayan Salt White Rice - Replace with Quinoa White Flour - Replace with Almond, Coconut, Quinoa, or Brown Rice Flour White Sugar - Replace with Stevia [36:45] Set a short-term goal that you can reprogram your subconscious mind to normalize the new habits you want to take on Identify your “belief zone” Expand your belief zone Harmony Herb Company’s Holistic Health Coaching Process [3810] Introductory offer - One month of coaching (8 calls) for $100 The most powerful tool of transformation is to know that somebody cares The first step to all long-term transformation is knowledge, changing the brain Exclusive for Buy Black Podcast Listeners - FREE 15 Minute Consultation Register at Harmony Herb Company and mention the podcast https://harmonyherbcompany.com Questions from the Live Audience Please discuss naturally healing fibroids in black women. What is your suggestion for attacking these tumors? [41:40] Prevalent in the black community because black women have been under attack for centuries The stomach of a woman represents a sacred chamber Often, women continue carrying relationships when they are no longer there When women eat foods that are not oxygen, water, or minerals but mucus-based (chocolate, dairy, etc.) the waste remains and causes disease How to deal with them physically? Heat up the body through hot herbs such as ginger Use formula of feminine herbs to start breaking down the fibroids over time How to deal with them emotionally? E-motion: Energy in motion Also need to detach from the negative emotions associated with broken relationships from the past The behaviors of others are not a reflection on what you are or are not, but are a reflection of that person Do not carry those with you...they are not your burdens to carry About Harmony Herb Company

We offer healing alternatives to traditional Western medicine, dietary planning and life coaching workshops to aid in preventing disease and restoring health.

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FREE 15-minute Consultation Call - Fill the Harmony Herb Company contact form and mention the podcast in your message 1 Month of Holistic Coaching (8 calls) for $100 #1 Piece of Advice for Buy Black Podcast Listeners [58:30] Develop a new mindset In order for us to change anything in our community, we must have the courage to look at our past choices and begin to make different decisions We must download a new intellectual software Resources BEST FREE ONLINE BOOKING SOFTWARE: https://10to8.com/signup/?token=buyblack-p&utm_source=buyblack-p&utm_medium=share HEART RHYTHM MEDITATION GUIDE: https://canva.com   BE A GUEST ON BUY BLACK PODCAST: https://buyblackpodcast.com/podcast-guest FIND BLACK-OWNED BUSINESS DIRECTORIES: https://buyblackpodcast.com/business-directory/ REGISTER YOUR BUSINESS IN YOUR STATE: https://buyblackpodcast.com/register-new-business-your-state/ FIND BUSINESS RESOURCES: https://buyblackpodcast.com/business-resources Connect With Me Email Me

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14. 026-B: Don't Put Your Tax Refund Into A CD!
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Description: Certificates of Deposit (CD) Make You Lose Money

This is a quick bonus episode for all of you who have downloaded the Buy Black Podcast App!  It's not going to any of the directories so if you know someone who needs this info (and so many of us do), help them download the app on their phone as well.

Points We Cover In This Episode What a Certificate of Deposit (CD) is Why Banks Offer Them Why it is a Bad Idea to Put Your Money Into a CD Supporting Concepts:

APR: Annual Percentage Rate

Compound Interest: Additional return on investment that you get when your principle investment PLUS previously accrued interest are multiplied by your APR

Compounding Schedule: How often the interest on your investment or loan is compounded.

Daily Monthly Quarterly Semiannually Annually

(Most savings accounts compound daily, loans compound monthly, and CD typically compound annually)

APY: Annual Percentage Yield

APY is the actual rate of return that you receive on your investment based on your interest compounding schedule More simply, how much more money you're getting ABOVE the APR because of Compound Interest

Inflation: The rate at which the cost of goods and services increases over time.  This fluctuates and is reported monthly

The Numbers Current Best CD Rates 1-Year: 1.8% APR 3-Year: 2.0% APR 5-Year: 2.5% APR

In the episode I use the examples of a 1-Year CD with 2.0% APR (not realistic...absolute best case investing scenario), and a 5-Year CD with 2.5% APR (typically only available with minimum $25,000 deposit).

Current Inflation Rate

Average inflation for 2017 was 2.13%.  I use that number throughout the episode.

The Math

We use a $1000 tax refund example, putting it into a 1-Year CD at 2.0%

Investment:

$1000 * 1.02 (100% principle + 2.0% interest) = $1020

Inflation:

$1000 * 1.0213 = $1021.30

Net Value Loss of $1.30

***The person I first discussed this with argued that I wasn't accounting for Compound Interest...so let's work through that***

What About Compound Interest? Compound Interest typically would not apply to a 1-Year CD because most CDs Compound Annually. This means the only time interest would compound on your CD is the day you close it out and retrieve your money from the bank at the end of the year So, in this case, you were promised 2%, and you get exactly 2% interest on your investment at the end...nothing compounded in between Let's assume you got a magical CD that compounds monthly...how would that affect your return? First, your 2% APR will be Chopped Into 12 Equal Bits...one for each month 0.02 / 12 = 0.0016666667 So, your interest would be compounded at a rate of 0.16666667% each month

$1000 * 1.0016666667 = $1001.67 (End of January)

$1001.67 * 1.0016666667 = $1003.34 (End of February)

$1003.34 * 1.0016666667 = $1005.01 (End of March)

(Here, you see the benefit of Compound Interest because rather than having a simple return of $1.67 each month based on your original $1000 principle, the return each month gets slightly larger because interest accrual is based on a higher amount that is in your account after each additional accrual.  Because of this, your APY gets higher the more often that your Loan or Investment Compounds)

FAST FORWARD

$1018.49 * 1.0016666667 = $1020.18 (End of December)

Yes, you read that right.  In this scenario compound interest will earn you an EXTRA $0.18 over the year.

So, as I said, compound interest doesn't really apply with CDs, especially when you're putting in small money.

But Gerald, I'm Big Bank Hank

Cool.  I looked at the outcomes for a person dropping $25,000 into a 5-year CD at 2.5% APR.

In that scenario, I ignored the fact that the average Long Term Inflation Rate is 3.22%.  Instead, I assumed that inflation would not change AT ALL over the next 5-Years while your money is tied up.  Here's the outcome:

$25000 CD, Compounded Annually, 5-Year Term Yields $28285.21 = + $3285.21 Inflation: $27778.36 buys what $25000 bought 5 years ago Net Gain = $506.85 for a 5 Year Commitment of your $25,000

Yes, you gave up access to $25,000 of your money for five years so that the bank could pay you the equivalent of $506.85.

Wealthy people don't put money into CDs.  If you want to become wealthy, don't put your money into a CD.

Monday, 12 Feb 2018, we will talk about another safe, and much more profitable way to invest your Tax Refund.

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15. 063: Why Most Facebook Ads Campaigns Fail and How You Can Make Yours Profitable w/ David W Williams
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How much time and money have you dumped into failed Facebook Ads Campaigns?  Don’t blame Facebook!  They’ve built an excellent marketing platform, but as the business owner, YOU have to do your part!  My guest, David W Williams, CEO of Digital Underground Sales & Marketing, is here to teach you why most Facebook Ads Campaigns Fail and how you can avoid expensive pitfalls to make yours profitable.

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Started off as an Email Marketer [03:45] Built email lists Sold them to other digital marketers Got into facebook ads when they first started around 2013 Started build his business for himself mastering Facebook Ads What makes Facebook Ads so powerful [05:00] If your target audience is over 25, they are probably on facebook It’s the platform with the widest reach…”unlimited traffic” Advertising on websites, there’s a limit to the number of people you can get your offer in front of Facebook makes it easy to start doing ads, but you need a little education to do it effectively Download the Free PDF Highlight Reel! Click here to download David's top Facebook ad campaign tips from the episode. Why do most Facebook Ad Campaigns Fail? [07:00] Most business owners do not know their numbers Going to facebook, spending money on ads, but don’t have Key Performance Indicators setup Most businesses really don’t know who they’re marketing to Their customer avatar is very “thin” Facebook is a great platform, but it doesn’t do the marketing work for you How to identify your Customer Avatar [09:30] This is the “ideal person” that you are trying to do business with Like building a FBI profile, you should have a robust profile of the type of person you are targeting with your marketing How to find the Psychographic Information [11:50] 30-40 years ago you had to do focus groups Today, people tell you everything they think and feel on the internet Find where your customers hang out (blogs, social media), and follow them and observe what they say Sit on blogs and read all of the comments, develop the information trends and find out how you need to target your marketing You must do the front-end marketing work to be successful with back-end advertising Marketing vs. Advertising [16:40] 1954 Video, “Selling to the Negro”: https://youtu.be/04myb2Dzo9Q  Marketers break down the psychology of the black buyer, then sell that information to companies so they know how to get our dollars Marketing is a science, Advertising is a technical practice Marketing is the deep psychological work of figuring out what an audience desires and figuring out how to craft messages that make them react Advertising is specifically choosing how much money will be spent on what ads in what places for what period of time Great Examples of Marketing at work: Nike Just Do It 2018 vs. Dodge Superbowl 2013

[21:30] These two videos are basically the same ad, targeted at different customer avatars

Nike - Dream Crazy: https://youtu.be/Fq2CvmgoO7I Dodge - God Made a Farmer: https://youtu.be/AMpZ0TGjbWE How Do You Set Up Your Advertising Campaigns for Success? [24:00] Assuming the numbers are good, the avatar is robust, and your offer is compelling...here are the next steps: Run a page post engagement ad first Facebook doesn’t see your ad as an ad...it sees it as content Facebook will reward you for compelling content by lowering ad costs Want to get social proof of Likes, Comments, and Shares so that when the ad runs later, Facebook will see it as compelling content and lower the costs Run a conversion focused ad at a later date What are the different types of Facebook Ad Campaigns that you can run? [26:15] Do you want sales or do you want exposure? As a new advertiser, focus on sales, engagement, or lead generation Facebook has in internal lead tool called Lead Pages Stay focused on those few Always have a Facebook Pixel Embedded in your Website [29:00] Here are a few good Wordpress Plugins to make embedding a Facebook Pixel easy Insert Headers and Footers Facebook Pixel by PixelYourSite WP Facebook Pixel Pixel Caffeine (Used by BuyBlackPodcast.com) Facebook Conversion Pixel Questions from the Live Audience

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Are video ads better converting than content-only ads? [30:45] “There’s no such thing as better or worse.  It’s all based on testing” Test Video vs. Slideshow vs. Static Image Use whichever converts best All of this activity needs to be based on your KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) What is the minimal amount of money to put into initial split-testing? [32:45] Facebook ad traffic is always going to be greater than zero When you’re building your business, you have to build it to withstand paid marketing If ad spend with no conversions will put you in the poor house, that’s a bad business model My first ad for my greeting cards got tons of likes but nobody responded to the call to action to buy. [34:20] Getting engagement on the front end is really good. Wait until later to do the conversion ad You can specifically retarget every person who engaged with the ad (liked, commented, or shared), and ask questions about why they didn’t buy or give them a second opportunity to buy Even when people know and like you, they won’t buy immediately on Facebook because people aren’t there to buy products When you’re generating likes and shares, would you suggest inviting people who show interest into a private page that focuses on your products or services [35:50] Yes, this is a good idea.  Anything you can do to warm that person up to your business and brand is going to help you in the long term About Digital Underground Marketing

Our goal is to help you craft the perfect offer for your perfect customer and run profitable marketing campaigns

Full Marketing Campaign Management Online courses How-to videos 1-on-1 coaching Connect with David

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16. 062: How You Can Dress Sharp without Wasting Money on New Clothes w/ Tyron Cutner
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You want the world to see you at your best, but your bank account is not cooperating. No problem. Tyron Cutner, founder of WellDressedAcademy.com, will teach you how to dress sharp starting with the clothes you already own.  Stop wasting money on new clothes and start taking control of your image without breaking the bank!

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[04:25] A Hard Look in the Mirror Girlfriend cheating Decided to change image Started wearing professional clothes everywhere People started looking at me differently “I started to see myself differently” [07:28] From Bus Driver to COO in a Few Short Months On the road working for Greyhound...lots of time to think but no opportunity to act Would drop back into his comfort zone when he returned home The cheating incident gave him the motivation to make new moves A friend, CEO of a non-profit organization, noticed the change and offered Ty the COO job [09:10] New Circles, New Opportunities Started going out more, “I wanted people to see me” Got more invites to higher level events Friends want to bring me around...I make them look good around THEIR friends Shortly thereafter, Ty started teaching his friends how to dress as sharp as he does He decided to create the Well Dressed Academy [17:00] The Keys to Dressing Sharp Take lessons from The Godfather Being sharp is about fit, not fashion Emphasize masculine body features Big chest Wide back Larger feet Bigger hands Your clothes need to frame you properly to accentuate your best attributes [20:25] Choose Classic Men’s Styles over Fashion Trends Take lessons from Frank Sinatra, Winston Churchill, Al Capone Classic style has not changed in the last 100 years Whatever body style you have, there are classic style clothes that will make you look good Invest in clothes that will never go out of style Have your clothes tailored to frame you properly Fit close to your body without being tight “Close, but comfortable” [25:15] How to Look Sharp Without Breaking the Bank “Having money doesn’t make you sharp” It’s all about the knowledge first...fit over fashion “Start with the clothes you already own” Get them altered or tweaked to fit your body perfectly “Get comfortable wearing those clothes when it’s NOT necessary” To look sharp, you have to believe you’re sharp Questions from the Live Audience [31:00] Do you help with women who want to help their men dress better?

Best thing you can do is introduce him to Ty and/or Ty’s content.  A woman can help with fashion, but a man must take control of his own image.  Ty teaches men to take control of their image first.  Then, you can help him find and wear fashionable clothes that fit properly.

[33:15] What do you do when your body is transitioning? “You want to have clothes that fit the body you have now” Find the clothes you have that fit you best, and get them altered to fit you properly until your body can stabilize You never want to wear baggy clothes - subconsciously, it makes you look like you’re wearing someone else’s clothes People don’t know “the rules” of men’s clothing styles, but visually they can tell when you are breaking the rules because something just looks off [37:05] Do you work with teens and young men to help them dress for success? In the process of building out the Well Dressed Academy membership site for people who do not want 1-on-1 coaching Young men can learn these skills early to help open doors Teachers Coaches Counselors College Jobs People want to help young people who look like they care about themselves and their futures [41:20] About Well Dressed Academy

“My goal is to help you become the sharpest in the room...any room.”

1-on-1 coaching Online courses How-to videos Group coaching cohorts

Most guys reach out because they feel something is missing in their life

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[46:30] #1 Piece of Advice for Buy Black Podcast Listeners “Your appearance matters” “How you dress tells people how you feel about yourself in that moment” “For every door you want to walk through in life, there is a person holding the key to that door...and you never know when you’re going to meet them” “Be prepared” Resources BEST FREE ONLINE BOOKING SOFTWARE: https://10to8.com/signup/?token=buyblack-p&utm_source=buyblack-p&utm_medium=share BUILD YOUR ENTIRE ONLINE BUSINESS FAST: https://kartra.com BE A GUEST ON BUY BLACK PODCAST: https://buyblackpodcast.com/podcast-guest FIND BLACK-OWNED BUSINESS DIRECTORIES: https://buyblackpodcast.com/business-directory/ REGISTER YOUR BUSINESS IN YOUR STATE: https://buyblackpodcast.com/register-new-business-your-state/ FIND BUSINESS RESOURCES: https://buyblackpodcast.com/business-resource-link-directory/ Connect With Me Email Me

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17. 061: Build Your Self-Publishing Empire Using Createspace & Social Media Marketing w/ Author Edd Far
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We both know you have at least one book inside of you...probably more.  It’s time for you to let it out and share it with the world. My guest, Edd Far, answered the call and released two poetry books this year.  His latest, “Normal Thoughts from a Random Mind, Vol. 2”, hit shelves last month. During our conversation, Edd shared tools (like Amazon’s “Createspace”), tips, and secrets that you can use to write your book, market it on social media, and build your self-publishing empire.

Edd Far is a Writer from NYC who believes the key to happiness is finding your Purpose and Making that Your Passion. He also illustrates Children's Books, Works in Sales, and has a Private Tutoring Business for people ages 18 and over. When Ed is not working, he's going to Concerts, Museums, Parks, and learning at least one new fact each day. Thanks for the Platform.

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Normal Thoughts from a Random Mind Series: https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B07J5HP9HR/ref=dp_st_1983642851

Top Nine Best Places to Self-Publish Your Book: https://thepennymatters.com/best-self-publishing-sites/

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18. 060: If Your Mind Ain't Right, Your Business Ain't Tight - Self Care Tips w/ Spiritual Healer Avalaura
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Your business should be a reflection of your true self. Learn practical self care tips to embrace your reality, tap into your purpose, and live in HEALTHY prosperity with my guest, Life Coach and Spiritual Healer Avalaura Gaither.

3 Key Points: Your business should be a reflection of you.  “If your mind ain’t right, your business ain’t tight!” Give yourself permission to RELAX.  If you’re incapable of doing that (Like Myself) connect with a Life Coach, Spiritual Healer, or guide who can help you. Self Care is the best Health Care! Sponsors Show your support for Buy Black Podcast! Become a Patron and gain Exclusive Access to behind-the-scenes and original content! PLUS get a shoutout on our new monthly Ask the Experts Q&A Episode! https://buyblackpodcast.com/patreon Voices of Black Business Show Notes

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Today’s Voice of Black Business: You Need a Life Coach - Learning Entrepreneur Self Care w/ Avalaura Gaither Avalaura’s #1 Piece of Advice: "Self Care is the best Healthcare!  If you're practicing self care, that is the best thing that you can do for yourself, for your business, for your family...for everybody!" [02:45] Interview begins. [06:15] From total job dissatisfaction and depression to the retreat that changed Avalaura’s outlook [09:00] Taking the “Red Pill” - Avalaura’s 6-month Healing Sabbatical [20:00] What it looks like to be “existing” but not really LIVING [25:00] What it looks like to be living in your SUPER SOUL SUCCESS [34:10] Back from break - The Origins of Avalaura’s Healing Center [36:35] How Avalaura took ownership of her niche in the Life Coaching Industry Power Quote: “If Your Mind Ain’t Right, Your Business Ain’t Tight” [48:15] Doing the work to find your core BEFORE building your business Your business should be aligned with who you are as a person [30:00] Keys to the reflection process for business owners and entrepreneurs Get Avalaura’s Book - BLISS - http://spiritualsage.net/1466-2/ [35:00] Meditation & Self Care - Most people don’t know how to meditate correctly [40:00] Avalaura’s process for Guided Meditation & Progressive Relaxation Connect with Avalaura Avalaura Healing:  http://www.avalaura.com   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AvalaurasHealingCenter Twitter: https://twitter.com/HealerAvalaura Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healeravalaura/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/avalaura2005 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/avalaura/ Email: avalaura@avalaura.com Call: 301-458-0335 Buy Black Podcast Exclusive Business Resources! How to Register a New Business in Your State Black Business Directories…Directory! 200+ Business Building Resource Websites Link Library Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs Join the Voices of Black Business Download the Buy Black Podcast App:       iPhone/iPad      | Android Join our Facebook Group: Buy Black Podcast Community Follow me @buyblackpodcast :      Facebook      | Twitter      | Instagram Send Feedback to: gerald@buyblackpodcast.com Apply to be featured on the show: https://buyblackpodcast.com/podcast-guest Want to become a show sponsor?

19. 059: Legal Shield - Take Control of Your Access to Justice w/ Linda Walton-Robinson
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How many black men and women would still be alive today if they had had the power to say those seven magic words. “I would like to call my Attorney”. With Legal Shield, we can all have that power.  Take control of your access to justice. It just might save your life!

Subscribe:      Apple     | Google     | Spotify     | Stitcher     | iHeart 3 Key Points: Dealing with most legal challenges will cause a normal person to shut down mentally and emotionally.  For an attorney, your biggest nightmare is nothing more than 15 minutes on a Tuesday. You need one in your corner. Legal Shield’s offers and bonus benefits for Home-Based and Small Businesses are incredible.  There is no reason for an entrepreneur to pass on making the monthly investment into those services. If you’re interested in network marketing as a means of building passive income, Legal Shield should be near or at the top of your list? Sponsors Show your support for Buy Black Podcast! Become a Patron and gain Exclusive Access to behind-the-scenes and original content! PLUS get a shoutout on our new monthly Ask the Experts Q&A Episode! https://buyblackpodcast.com/patreon Voices of Black Business Show Notes

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Today’s Voice of Black Business: Take Control of Your Access to Justice w/ Linda Walton-Robinson Linda’s #1 Piece of Advice: Understand that you have greatness inside of you. You have to step out of your comfort zone to activate it.  Create stretch goals and GO AFTER THEM! [02:45] Interview begins. [06:15] Linda’s introduction to LegalShield as a business opportunity. [09:00] The value of having legal representation on demand for your family [20:00] That time having an attorney in my corner saved me [25:00] Legal Shield Products and Services for Small Business & Home-Based Business [34:10] How you can start your LegalShield business. [36:35] Multi-Level Marketing (Network Marketing) can be a great business model...when the product is right.  Legal Shield is one of those “right” products [48:15] My soapbox on Justice as one of the Five Levels of Control Connect with Linda Legal Shield: https://lindawaltonrobinson.wearelegalshield.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lwaltonrobinsonLegalShield/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linda-walton-robinson-319a328/ Email: lindawaltonrobinson@yahoo.com Call: 209-992-1009 Buy Black Podcast Exclusive Business Resources! How to Register a New Business in Your State Black Business Directories…Directory! 200+ Business Building Resource Websites Link Library Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs Join the Voices of Black Business Download the Buy Black Podcast App:       iPhone/iPad      | Android Join our Facebook Group: Buy Black Podcast Community Follow me @buyblackpodcast :      Facebook      | Twitter      | Instagram Send Feedback to: gerald@buyblackpodcast.com Apply to be featured on the show: https://buyblackpodcast.com/podcast-guest Want to become a show sponsor?

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20. 058: Does Your Startup Need to Pivot? Reading Market Signals in Ethical Apparel w/ Daniel Abaraoha
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Your Startup is your baby! It’s hurts to find out that the customers you’re targeting don’t really feel it the way you hoped they would. My guest, Daniel Abaraoha shares his experience reading market signals in the ethical apparel niche and explaining how he planned his pivot.

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Today’s Voices of Black Business: How to identify if your startup needs to pivot. Daniel’s #1 Piece of Advice: Hold Black Businesses Accountable.  We are just as much a part of the economy as every other business.  We need your feedback...we need your help to continue to get better and stronger. [03:10] Interview begins. [06:45] Daniel’s first signal to take a step back and regroup. Casa Libre shuts down. [08:30] Vita’s clarified mission and market position [12:00] Daniel’s plan to pivot Vita Shoes to speak directly to his target consumers. [13:20] Doing market research; connecting with retail store fashion buyers [16:30] Reading the market signals and planning the pivot. [22:30] To pivot, you have to keep one foot planted.  Your startup can shift direction without completely abandoning its original [30:30] The challenge of getting your target customers excited and engaged with your brand. [36:00] La Vita e Bella Drive 2018 - Campaign for Hope October 1-31, $10 of Each Purchase goes to Dallas Hope Lodge Project https://www.cancer.org/treatment/support-programs-and-services/patient-lodging/hope-lodge/dallas.html Learn more and Buy Your Vita Shoes at http://vitashoesco.com. Buy Black Podcast Listeners use the code “BUYBLACK” to take 10% off your purchase [45:30] Daniel’s favorite tool is Boomerang...a Gmail scheduling plugin Boomerang Mailchimp saves him time and energy sending emails to his previous customers Buy Black Podcast Exclusive Black Business Resources! How to Register a New Business in Your State Black Business Directories…Directory! 200+ Business Building Resource Websites Link Library Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs Join the Voices of Black Business Download the Buy Black Podcast App:       iPhone/iPad      | Android Join our Facebook Group: Buy Black Podcast Community Follow me @buyblackpodcast :      Facebook      | Twitter      | Instagram Send Feedback to: gerald@buyblackpodcast.com Apply to be featured on the show: https://buyblackpodcast.com/podcast-guest Want to become a show sponsor?

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21. 057: Build a Successful Business Online - Best Tips from the Experts
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When you're looking for specific advice on starting a business, it can be a pain searching through blogs and podcast archives to find exactly what you're looking for. That's why I did it for you! This episode captures some of the best tips from our experts for building a successful business online! From finding an idea to marketing, search engine optimization, and capturing repeat business, this episode has everything you need to get started!

Subscribe:      Apple     | Google     | Spotify     | Stitcher     | iHeart Get your Questions Answered in our monthly Q&A episode. Send yours to: questions@buyblackpodcast.com 3 Key Points: Don’t put too much energy into trying to find the perfect business idea.  Create a solution for a problem you have and sell that. Do the work up front to make sure your business idea is worth pursuing.  Have a set of standards your idea must pass before you invest time and resources into it.  Build a beautiful front end landing page with good SEO principles to draw in your initial audience. Marketing doesn’t always have to cost dollars and cents.  Creative social media strategies can help you land influencer support for free.  If you already have customers and an email list, remarketing to those people is a free way to immediately increase sales. Sponsors Mike D’s BBQ – My good friend, Mike De Los Santos makes some of The World’s Best Barbeque Sauce!  Don’t just take my word for it. Check out the growing list of awards Mike’s sauces and rubs are racking up! Get your Labor Day grill on point with The Best BBQ Sauce in North Carolina, 2017! Visit https://buyblackpodcast.com/bbq to Make Your Order Now! Use the code BUYBLACK to get FREE SHIPPING and an EXCLUSIVE GIFT with your purchase! Throw Some D’s On It! Show your support for Buy Black Podcast! Become a Patron and gain Exclusive Access to behind-the-scenes and original content! PLUS get a shoutout on our new monthly Ask the Experts Q&A Episode! https://buyblackpodcast.com/patreon Sign up for the ADDIE for Entrepreneurs Online Course Building Webinar HERE: https://10to8.com/book/skpruw-free/546647 EXCLUSIVE BUY BLACK PODCAST LISTENER DISCOUNT – 25% OFF $97 Only $73 Voices of Black Business Show Notes

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Today’s Voices of Black Business: Best Tips for Building a Successful Business Online [07:00] Solve the problem you have and sell it to other people who have that same problem. Nneka Brown-Massey, Innovative Supplies Worldwide, Inc. https://innovativesupplies.net [11:00] Use your unique intersection of skills to create a product or service that few other people would be able to conceive. Jamille Robinson, Phoenix Deep Rooted Organics https://phoenixdeeprooted.com [19:55] Find a low-overhead business opportunity selling products that people are already buying.  Drop shipping and Amazon-based e-commerce are great options. Rashida Hawthorne, Glambulb https://glambulb.com [26:45] Four Go/No-Go Criteria for green-lighting a business opportunity Rohan Gilkes, Innclusive & Launch27 https://launch27.com [34:30] Fundamental tips for good Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Darrin Marion, Ratel SEO https://ratelseo.com [42:30] Get influencers (athletes & entertainers) to market your products for you! Jamel LeBranch, Faith Is Fuel Shades https://fifshades.com [51:20] Don’t overlook the value of having repeat customers.  Constantly acquiring new customers is a losing proposition. Thierry Augustin, E-Commerce Marketing Strategist https://thierryaugustin.com [54:45] The Three Steps for Email Marketing Success Thierry Augustin, Stellar Emails https://stellaremails.com Buy Black Podcast Exclusive Black Business Resources! How to Register a New Business in Your State Black Business Directories…Directory! 200+ Business Building Resource Websites Link Library Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs Join the Voices of Black Business Download the Buy Black Podcast App:       iPhone/iPad      | Android Join our Facebook Group: Buy Black Podcast Community Follow me @buyblackpodcast :      Facebook      | Twitter      | Instagram Send Feedback to: gerald@buyblackpodcast.com Apply to be featured on the show: https://buyblackpodcast.com/podcast-guest Want to become a show sponsor?

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22. 056: Create Passive Income and Take Back Your Time w/ Terry Washington Jr.
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The most important asset that any of us has is time.  It’s the only thing that we can never create more of, and once it’s gone there is nothing we can do to change the way it was used.  Most people spend a third of their time creating income to sustain life. What if you could create Passive Income instead?  Take back your time and spend it with the people and doing the things you love.  My guest, Terry Washington Jr. teaches us how in this episode and in his forthcoming book, The Purpose and Supremacy of Passive Income: The Secrets to Financial Freedom Without Quitting Your Job.

Subscribe:      Apple     | Google     | Spotify     | Stitcher     | iHeart Get your Questions Answered in our monthly Q&A episode. Send yours to: questions@buyblackpodcast.com 3 Key Points: You don’t have to be great to get started, but you do have to start to be great! People don’t remember what you did for a living.  They remember who you helped. Your great great great great great grandchildren will be able to find out every detail about you just by doing a simple search.  What are you leaving for them to find? What will your legacy be? Sponsors Mike D’s BBQ – My good friend, Mike De Los Santos makes some of The World’s Best Barbeque Sauce!  Don’t just take my word for it. Check out the growing list of awards Mike’s sauces and rubs are racking up! Get your Labor Day grill on point with The Best BBQ Sauce in North Carolina, 2017! Visit https://buyblackpodcast.com/bbq to Make Your Order Now! Use the code BUYBLACK to get FREE SHIPPING and an EXCLUSIVE GIFT with your purchase! Throw Some D’s On It! Show your support for Buy Black Podcast! Become a Patron and gain Exclusive Access to behind-the-scenes and original content! PLUS get a shoutout on our new monthly Ask the Experts Q&A Episode! https://buyblackpodcast.com/patreon Voices of Black Business Show Notes

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Today’s Voice of Black Business: Create Passive Income and Take Back Your Time Terry’s #1 Piece of Advice: Hold On! A Change Gone Come [02:00] Interview begins [05:15] Six Keys to Move from Survival to Success [07:30] Conquering fear to start chasing the dream [10:00] “You don’t have to be great to get started, but you do have to start to be great” [13:15] Recognize your real enemy...and defeat him. [17:35] Back from ad break The Purpose and Supremacy of Passive Income
[18:30] I’ve got a great job.  Why should I care about passive income? [20:00] There’s a problem if the bulk of your income stops if you stop working [22:00] Build passive income part-time [24:00] Your greatest asset is your time.  What is your time “Mount Rushmore”? Extremely low startup costs Get your time back Spend time around inspired people [27:30] Give network marketing a serious look if you want to build passive income

 

Puts the 20th Century business model in the backseat

 

Puts you in position to change your legacy [35:15] Leaving your legacy [38:30] Moving past the traditional retirement mindset Connect with Terry Who is Chevan Baker: https://www.terrywashingtonjr.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TRWjr.TerryWashington Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/terryrwashington/   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/trwjrterrywashington/ Email: terrywashington@ymail.com   Buy Black Podcast Exclusive Black Business Resources! How to Register a New Business in Your State Black Business Directories…Directory! 200+ Business Building Resource Websites Link Library Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs Join the Voices of Black Business Download the Buy Black Podcast App:       iPhone/iPad      | Android Join our Facebook Group: Buy Black Podcast Community Follow me @buyblackpodcast :      Facebook      | Twitter      | Instagram Send Feedback to: gerald@buyblackpodcast.com Apply to be featured on the show: https://buyblackpodcast.com/podcast-guest Want to become a show sponsor?

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23. 055: Five Critical Behaviors of Successful Business Leaders w/ Chevan Baker
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So you want to run your own business? Great! Don’t let fear keep you from getting started.  In fact, you should get comfortable being UN-comfortable! In this episode, learn the five critical behaviors used by successful business leaders to stand out in the marketplace.

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Today’s Voice of Black Business: Five Critical Behaviors of Successful Business Leaders w/ Chevan Baker Chevan’s #1 Piece of Advice: Don’t second guess yourself! You can accomplish anything! [03:10] Interview begins [04:00] The Tech Blog & The Senior Project [13:30] The Value of Evergreen Content [21:50] Back from Break Five Critical Behaviors of Successful Business Leaders [22:10] Build genuine relationships and strong networks Always carry business cards and give them out generously Work on your elevator pitch...always be ready to talk about your business Shoot your shot!   Always be open and receptive to the moment - go where the people are Be genuinely curious Don’t be afraid of the challenge Be a real leader - to control your path you must make the key decisions [31:40] Control the path you walk.  Take ownership of your destiny Look at yourself as a CEO Present yourself on purpose...all the time.  Even down to the way you answer your phone The only failed opportunity is a missed opportunity.  Be prepared for the moment and step into it [35:40] Take advantage of every opportunity that is presented to you [47:10] The Cold Shower Theory [40:50] Get Comfortable Being UN-Comfortable We are biased toward our own ideas People will also tell you what you want to hear...don’t believe them Pay attention to the data Pay attention to what customers actually DO when they visit your site or walk through your door Use https://trends.google.com to see what people are searching for… [55:10] Google Trends Search Term Analysis Use Case Example [48:30] Watch and Listen to Your Audience - Really Listen to Learn What They Want Connect with Chevan Who is Chevan Baker: www.chevanbaker.com Web & Mobile App Development: www.1place4tech.com Social Comedians Content & Branding: www.somethingtolaughat.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/chevanbaker LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/chevan-baker-ba555955 Email: chevan.baker@chevanbaker.com Buy Black Podcast Exclusive Black Business Resources! How to Register a New Business in Your State Black Business Directories…Directory! 200+ Business Building Resource Websites Link Library Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs Join the Voices of Black Business Download the Buy Black Podcast App: iPhone/iPad      |     Android Join our Facebook Group: Buy Black Podcast Community Follow me @buyblackpodcast :       Facebook      |     Twitter      |     Instagram Send Feedback to: gerald@buyblackpodcast.com Apply to be featured on the show: https://buyblackpodcast.com/podcast-guest Want to become a show sponsor? Subscribe:      Apple     |     Google     |     Spotify     |     Stitcher     |     iHeart

24. 054: 10 Best Practices to Quickly Overcome Writer's Block
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One of the worst feelings in the world for a creative person is having some version of writer’s block.  Blogger, poet, author, painter, podcaster, student, business owner, or entrepreneur; your preferred creative medium doesn’t really matter. We’ve all had to overcome this beast at one point or another.  In fact, I’m working through a pretty stubborn block as we speak so I decided to lean into the problem and share with you my 10 Best Practices to Quickly Overcome Writer’s Block.

(Hint: #10 is to create a piece of content about overcoming writer’s block...but SHHH! Don’t tell anyone.  I don’t want to ruin the surprise)

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Today’s Voice of Black Business: 10 Best Practices to Quickly Overcome Writer’s Block [08:30] I Had Big Plans to Do Great Things

Have you ever had one of those weeks that started out great but by Tuesday, everything was completely off track.  That’s exactly what just happened to me. I just knew this was going to be a productive seven days. I had plenty of appointments but not so many that I felt overwhelmed.  I was ahead of schedule on releasing a few key pieces of solid content. Most importantly, I had blocked off the first two days of the long Labor Day Weekend to create and publish back-to-back podcast episodes to give my listeners plenty of content that would carry them through the holiday and into next week.  I was sure I had it all lined out, but Murphy (with his stupid law) had me dead in his sights!

[13:30] Suddenly It All Went Downhill

Saturday morning, a technician came to my house to upgrade our internet package from 40mb to 1gb speed.  The process went smooth enough and my internet was blazing in no time. As soon as the tech left, I began the process of connecting all of our devices to the the new Wi-Fi network.  For my office desktop PC, I had the brilliant idea to connect it directly to my Wi-Fi range extender via ethernet cable to create a more stable connection. When I moved the PC to access the ethernet port in back, I somehow pulled one of the video cables which caused a disconnect inside the PC.  The motherboard completely stopped recognizing my graphics card. Fifty troubleshooting attempts and 14 HOURS LATER, I managed to get the motherboard to read the graphics card again.  Great! There went Saturday.

[16:35] The Final Straw

It’s cool, I may have lost Saturday, but Sunday, I’m goin’ in!  NOPE! Sunday, I’m goin’ OFF! As in, the internet customer service because their defective “top-of-the-line” modem stopped working overnight!  I had NO internet, like NONE. And you guessed it, there are no techs on call or stores open on Sunday...and Monday is a holiday. No internet until TUESDAY...and the tech tried to tell me I they couldn’t get a modem to me until WEDNESDAY!  Oh, that was IT! I was done! Escalate me to a MANAGER NOW!

[21:45] From Resolution to Writer’s Block

After securing an early Tuesday morning tech appointment and guarantees of bill proration and credits I reconnected my old, slightly slower (and I do mean slightly...could have done without the new modem in the first place...😠😠😠), modem and was back online in no time.  Everything should have been all good, but the stress of it all completely stole my energy to create.  There’s plenty of work to do, and I had all the tools available to do it but my head and heart just weren’t in the right state to create.

Why Does Writer’s Block Happen?

Usually, creative blocks are caused by negative emotions.  These can stem from a variety of circumstances, including:

Feeling overwhelmed by a pile of work and deadlines Self-doubt or low confidence in your ability to create good work Perfectionism, which is often just another manifestation of self-doubt Frustration due to an endless string of distractors (This is definitely where I fit today!)

The best ways to overcome these barriers are to either:

Lean into what you’re feeling in the moment and write or create something that gives those emotions a place to escape and live. Do something, ANYTHING that brings positive thoughts, emotions, and energy back into the forefront of your psyche.

The examples in this list are my best practices for overcoming writer’s block, but they may not work for everyone.  Hopefully you’ll find a few that help get your creative juices flowing!

10 Best Practices to Quickly Overcome Writer’s Block [29:25] Have a productivity process in place
My favorite is the Kanban Board
[31:20] Crowdsource ideas, inspiration, and content
Social media is a great place to do this Pose a question to your followers and engage in a conversation around your topic
[33:10] Outline / Mindmap your content ON PAPER
Some of us conceptualize through images and relationships Others prefer to work through words and hierarchical structure In either case, building a written mind map or outline will give you the framework for a great piece of content Visit these great resources to learn more about mind mapping and structured outlines.
[36:40] Do a physically productive thing
Mow the lawn, work in the garden, fold clothes, etc. The feeling of wasting time sometimes compounds the effects of writer’s block Complete other important but mindless tasks to get the emotional boost from feelings of accomplishment Have your idea journal handy
[39:55] Do an emotionally or spiritually fulfilling thing
Meditate Take a ride through your city Go on a walk or jog in nature or through the park Have your idea journal or some method to capture flashes of brilliance with you; trust me, you’ll need it!
[41:25] Listen to a podcast
A good podcast episode can inspire you to take action and… It may even give you step-by-step instructions on how to accomplish your goal You may opt to read a blog or watch a youtube video to get the same effect The advantage to podcasts is that you can listen to an episode WHILE doing most of the other things on this list!
[43:50] Break your task down into micro-units
Use Kanban (mentioned above) or a similar technique to organize and prioritize your micro tasks Attack these one at a time until the larger task is complete Repeat these steps as necessary anytime you need a quick productivity boost
[45:55] Do a quick workout
Stay home, go to the gym, take your pet for a walk, or try something different Just do something that gets your blood moving and the adrenaline pumping
[47:15] Spend time with friends or family doing something fun and mentally engaging
Conversations, card games, and board games are great short-term distractors that actually stimulate creative thought Enjoying any of these with close friends or family layers the benefits of positive emotional response on top of mental stimulation
[50:05] Write an article or do a podcast episode on how to overcome writer’s block!
I told you it was coming! 😂😂😂 Grabbed my sticky notes pad and a pen Began writing down known tasks that I need to accomplish for the coming week - first in line was to produce a podcast episode - decided it should be about overcoming writer’s block, since writer’s block was the only thing I was able to think about at the time ANYWAY! Posted my stickies to the Kanban Board, then moved my podcast episode note into the “In Progress” column Posted the following question to social media: “What are some tricks you use to overcome writer's block?” Started writing my outline for the post while engaging with followers who responded to the question Seriously, as soon as I recognized that I was in the midst of a mental block, I took these key steps: So, did it work? Did writing about writer’s block help me defeat writer’s block?  Hey...you’re reading this, aren’t you?!?!?
Game. Set. Match.

As I mentioned earlier, writer’s block (and most other forms of creative mental blocks) stem from some form of negative self-emotions.  You can lean into them and create or replace them with positive vibes and create. These best practices always work well for me, but they may not be for everyone.

Leave a comment and share your favorite tips for beating writer’s block and living your most productive, creative life!

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25. 053: Customers vs. Clients - 5 Tips to Convert Business Relationships
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Do you know the difference between a “customer” and a “client”?  If not, don’t worry! I struggled with understanding the nuance for a long time in my consulting career.  In today’s episode, we’re going to examine the definitions of customers vs. clients, and lay down five key actions you can take to build business relationships that are more than transaction deep.

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Submit a question for our new monthly Question & Answer episode to: questions@buyblackpodcast.com 3 Key Points: Know the difference between Customers vs Clients: Customers come to your business to get a product or a service.  Your relationship is transaction-based. Loyal customers will happily patronize your business again and again, but that doesn’t make them clients.  Client relationships typically feature and exchange of value based on a trust relationship and demonstrated expertise. Become the Concierge: Everybody claims to “know a guy who knows a guy”.  You want to be THAT Guy (or Gal)! Build a strong and diverse professional network and always look for opportunities to refer your customers to other people who can solve their problems.  Not only does this increase your personal value in their eyes, but your peer business relationships grow stronger because of your referrals! DJay Reace and Oliver M. Fitzpatrick have some great techniques for building professional networks! Have a Coaching or Consulting Offer Ready: If you build real relationships with your customers, many of them will ask for more access to you and your expertise.  You NEED to be prepared for this with a structured coaching or consulting offer! Take the time, while you have it, to put together a basic offer for your services and have an agreement in your file library.  There is no shortage of coaching/consulting agreement templates available on the web, but here’s the one that worked best for me Templates for Coaches. Sponsors Mike D’s BBQ - My good friend, Mike De Los Santos makes some of The World’s Best Barbeque Sauce!  Don’t just take my word for it. Check out the growing list of awards Mike’s sauces and rubs are racking up! Get your Labor Day grill on point with The Best BBQ Sauce in North Carolina, 2017! Visit https://buyblackpodcast.com/bbq to Make Your Order Now! Use the code BUYBLACK to get FREE SHIPPING and an EXCLUSIVE GIFT with your purchase! Throw Some D’s On It! 10to8.com - The Free Online Booking Software that comes with Batteries Included! https://buyblackpodcast.com/10to8 Show your support for Buy Black Podcast! Become a Patron and gain Exclusive Access to behind-the-scenes and original content! PLUS get a shoutout on our new monthly Ask the Experts Q&A Episode! https://buyblackpodcast.com/patreon Voices of Black Business Show Notes

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Today’s Voice of Black Business: Five Steps to Convert Customers into Loyal Clients Gerald’s #1 Piece of Advice: Show that you care about THEM...not their money! [04:30] Define clients and customers Customers buy a goods or basic services from your business Clients typically purchase professional services from a business or individual Customer transactions usually involve immediate value exchange Client transactions usually involve value exchanged over time for expertise Customer examples Gym memberships Cars Cell phones Car washes Pet supplies Client examples Personal training client Referred Car Salesman Exclusive Cell Phone Salesman Personal Car Detailer Pet care and grooming specialist What’s the difference in those scenarios? Not associated with advanced degrees or professional certifications Demonstrated expertise Personal relationships Mutual trust and respect [09:45] Stories Car clients who followed me to AT&T Small businesses who only purchased new phones through me Your mission - Expand your relationship with customers...turn them into CLIENTS! Five Steps to Convert Customers to Loyal Clients [15:15] Deliver unexpected expertise Listen intently to your customers Sniff out the underlying questions or concerns they have Provide answers or solutions proactively Become a concierge for your customers Be “the guy who knows a guy”: take every opportunity to refer a customer to someone who can solve their problems not directly related to your business [16:50] Connect them with the people and resources they need Give them your contact information, and take calls free for a limited time (This mainly applies to entrepreneurs whose business model is not already based on client service) Once your customers have experienced the value of having access to your expertise, present them with your coaching or consulting offer [17:58] Make yourself available to them away from the office (tip-toe this delicate line) People expect to PAY for the value they receive In this case, the “neighbors” are your different types of relationships with customers, clients, friends, and family The “fences” are the agreements (preferably written) that separate those relationships into neat buckets The phrase, “good fences make good neighbors” can be modified to apply here Your coaching or consulting relationship needs to be set apart, structured with an agreement, and paid in full I didn’t feel right charging him He didn’t feel right picking my brain for an hour at a time for free...so he ghosted...for months Don’t undervalue your services. If you don’t know how to set your rates, start with a round number and adjust to the market $100/hr or as a flat fee is a good starting point for most entrepreneurs Bottom line, charge people for the value you provide. A good friend or client wants to pay what you’re worth I learned this lesson first hand, almost lost a friend & client [20:45] HAVE A COACHING OR CONSULTING OFFER READY! You have got to charge clients for your services In many cases, you should charge a premium But, regardless of how much your clients pay you, the money is simply the key used to unlock the door to your expertise You genuinely solve or help them solve their problems You remove stress and simplify your client’s life You put their happiness, and well-being at the forefront of your relationship...always Real VALUE is created and transferred in two ways [30:35] Prove that you care about them, not their money Buy Black Podcast Exclusive Black Business Resources! How to Register a New Business in Your State Black Business Directories...Directory! 200+ Business Building Resource Websites Link Library Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs Join the Voices of Black Business Download the Buy Black Podcast App: iPhone/iPad | Android Join our Facebook Group: Buy Black Podcast Community Follow me @buyblackpodcast : Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Send Feedback to: gerald@buyblackpodcast.com Apply to be featured on the show: https://buyblackpodcast.com/podcast-guest Want to become a show sponsor? Subscribe to Buy Black Podcast | The Voice of Black Business

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26. 052: Stop Ignoring Your Customers! Email List Building + Remarketing = MORE ECOMMERCE REVENUE w/ Thierry Augustin
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Too many businesses struggle and eventually fail because they don’t have repeat customers.  In this episode, my guest Thierry Augustin teaches us how list building and an attentive email remarketing strategy can increase your ecommerce revenue ten-fold in less than 30 days!  

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Submit a question for our new monthly Question & Answer episode to: questions@buyblackpodcast.com 3 Key Points: Most companies lose money acquiring new customers. It doesn’t matter how many new sales you make if you’re losing money on every transaction.  Put your energy toward email list building and nurturing relationships with your existing customers. Leverage great, relevant content to keep your customers engaged.  Email marketing campaigns are a continuous value exchange.  Deliver content that keeps the conversation going, builds trust with your customers, and shows that a long relationship with your company will enhance their lives.   Intentions don’t matter. Segment your email list based on customer behaviors! Personalize your remarketing campaigns. Focus on customers who engage with your emails and your content.  Most importantly, give special attention to the ones who continue to buy your products. Sponsors Mike D’s BBQ - My good friend, Mike De Los Santos makes some of The World’s Best Barbeque Sauce!  Don’t just take my word for it. Check out the growing list of awards Mike’s sauces and rubs are racking up! Get your Labor Day grill on point with The Best BBQ Sauce in North Carolina, 2017! Visit https://buyblackpodcast.com/bbq to Make Your Order Now! Use the code BUYBLACK to get FREE SHIPPING and an EXCLUSIVE GIFT with your purchase! Throw Some D’s On It! Show your support for Buy Black Podcast! Become a Patron and gain Exclusive Access to behind-the-scenes and original content! PLUS get a shoutout on our new monthly Ask the Experts Q&A Episode! https://buyblackpodcast.com/patreon Voices of Black Business Show Notes

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Today’s Voice of Black Business: Stop Ignoring Your Customers! List Building + Email Remarketing = MORE REVENUE w/ Thierry Augustin Thierry’s #1 Piece of Advice: Get Started! [02:25] Interview begins [03:20] Thierry started in medical school, then realized that his passion was in writing, ecommerce, and marketing. Med school fast track Travel, work, health industry Writing Fashion startup Got hooked on e-commerce and online marketing They were able to leverage content very well through email marketing [06:00] Built niche consulting business in List Building & Email Remarketing Social Media Marketing versus Email Marketing You don’t own the social media platform All of your traction and followers can be gone at the drop of a hat You do own your email list You can market to anyone on that list for free any time you want Email marketing and remarketing How to segment your list Capitalize on repeat customers What to offer in exchange for email address [11:00] Don’t be a jack of all trades.  Why Thierry decided to niche down to email marketing rather than being a general consultant. [12:45] The components of a great email marketing campaign Promotional strategy Great offers Behavioral List Segmentation Intent doesn’t matter What do customers actually do? Consistency of communication Keep your promises “Done is always better than perfect” [17:20] The Value of the Repeat Customer (avoid the shiny object syndrome) Most companies lose money on new customer acquisition Most customers don’t become profitable until their second or third purchase List Building is essential to getting a customer into your funnel and keeping them there as long as possible so they continue to make purchases Focus email remarketing on customers who are most likely to make new purchases [24:20] How do you get people to exchange their email for something of value that’s not tied to a product purchase? Create & offer great content Make a relevant tie-in to the products you sell Build automation into your email marketing campaigns Personalize the experience, email list building is customer relationship building Articulate the value of the relationship, your company, your team, and your products throughout the campaign [32:00] Back from Sponsor Break [32:30] Thierry’s Rules for Running an E-Commerce Business Sales and Marketing go hand in hand You must have a marketing budget if you want to succeed “Customer retention is way cheaper than customer acquisition” Have a back-end already in place before you launch your business Keep the conversation going after the initial purchase Every transaction is really an exchange in value [34:35] Mastering the value exchange - a case study from the vintage makeup industry [38:00] Thierry’s Secrets to Email Marketing Success Create bundles...increase the customer’s average spend Build recurring revenue models Subscription Automation Personalize the experience for your customers This is where it really helps to understand your customers’ behavior Provide them with content and offers that you know they are interested in based on the things they have done before rather than treating all members of your list as one group [42:15] StellarEmails.com - How Thierry’s Company can help you Outsource the learning curve The Stellar Emails team handles the full process for your business Monthly cost - starts at $1000/month No long-term commitment Clients have achieved up to $150,000 increased revenue in the FIRST 30 DAYS just from effective email remarketing! [50:00] Thierry’s biggest challenge has been admitting when he needs help and hiring someone to provide that help.  Shifting from the role of “doer” to “leader” is consistently one of the hardest things for entrepreneurs to do [52:40] Thierry’s favorite time-saving tools #1 most important is a Notepad & a Pen - Don’t miss out on all the wisdom in the world around you! Asana - “Asana helps you coordinate all the work your team does together. So everyone knows what needs to get done, who’s responsible for doing it, and when it’s due.” Thierry’s Exclusive Offers for the Buy Black Podcast Community Hire Stellar Emails. No Commitment, businesses can start for as little as $1,000/month https://stellaremails.com   Want to learn the core elements of email marketing? Sign up for the Inbox to Income online course for self-starters! Use the coupon code BUYBLACK2018 and get a $50 discount https://thierryaugustin.podia.com Connect with Thierry Twitter: https://twitter.com/taugustin_ LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/thierryaugustin Instagram: https://instagram.com/thierryaugustin Buy Black Podcast Exclusive Black Business Resources! How to Register a New Business in Your State Black Business Directories...Directory! 200+ Business Building Resource Websites Link Library Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs Join the Voices of Black Business Download the Buy Black Podcast App:       iPhone/iPad      | Android Join our Facebook Group: Buy Black Podcast Community Follow me @buyblackpodcast :      Facebook      | Twitter      | Instagram Send Feedback to: gerald@buyblackpodcast.com Apply to be featured on the show: https://buyblackpodcast.com/podcast-guest Want to become a show sponsor? Subscribe to Buy Black Podcast | The Voice of Black Business

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27. 051: Why myEcon? Understanding Financial Literacy Network Marketing w/ Pam Sam
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In this episode, Pam Sam teaches us about myEcon, the Black-Owned Network Marketing Company dedicated to empowering people, families, and communities  through financial literacy.  

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Submit a question for our new monthly Question & Answer episode to: questions@buyblackpodcast.com 3 Key Points: The easiest way to build wealth is to decrease the amount of money going out of your home and redirect it toward debt reduction and financial investments. Financial literacy is one of the most powerful tools to pull individual people, families and entire communities out of poverty.    Aside from being Black-Owned, myEcon separates itself from other network marketing companies by helping its members build wealth in a multitude of ways beyond simply recruiting and selling products.  The majority of potential income streams only benefit the individual member rather than that person’s entire “upline”. Sponsors 10to8.com - The Free Online Booking Software that comes with Batteries Included! https://buyblackpodcast.com/10to8 Show your support for Buy Black Podcast! Become a Patron and gain Exclusive Access to behind-the-scenes and original content! PLUS get a shoutout on our new monthly Ask the Experts Q&A Episode! https://buyblackpodcast.com/patreon Voices of Black Business Show Notes

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Today’s Voice of Black Business: Why myEcon? Understanding Financial Literacy Network Marketing w/ Pam Sam Pam’s #1 Piece of Advice: Prioritize Financial Literacy for Yourself and Your Children. Make A Financial Plan Early in Life & Update it Often! [02:15] Interview begins [02:55] Pam has a background in Business Administration & Marketing. She left her corporate job to open a franchise that helped people buy houses. She left that franchise to become a Financial Advocate / Activist and, shortly thereafter joined myEcon. [06:30] Why myEcon is good for the community: it empowers people with information they need. [08:30] myEcon strategies to reduce your tax burden and redirect those savings to debt reduction and investments Use the tax code to benefit you as a small business owner and investor myEcon members are independent contractors...a.k.a...business owners Updating W-4 to reflect that you are a business owner with expenses Reduced tax burden is redirected toward investments [13:00] What happens when you sign up for myEcon Your website setup Restructure your W-4 Use tools to identify your Freedom Number The Cash Back Mall Financial Literacy Training Series [26:25] ***Ad Break Ends*** [27:50] What makes myEcon DIFFERENT from other network marketing companies? Doesn’t rely solely on recruiting to make money Doesn’t require you to purchase products each month (auto-ship) to be part of the organization Very low overhead, very few salaried employees The savings are reinvested into paying commissions to members Can become a millionaire without being a great recruiter or salesperson Follow the financial literacy strategies of tax burden reduction, debt reduction, investments “It’s like a coat. It can fit around anything!” - Keep your day job [35:45] Pam’s experience with myEcon - from the beginning to today… Connect with Pam https://www.facebook.com/pam.sam.5 https://pamsam.myecon.net Try the myEcon Cashflow Manager FREE - https://pamsam.myecon.net/cfm/ Buy Black Podcast Exclusive Black Business Resources! How to Register a New Business in Your State Black Business Directories...Directory! 200+ Business Building Resource Websites Link Library Productivity Apps for Entrepreneurs Join the Voices of Black Business Community Download the Buy Black Podcast App: iPhone/iPad      | Android Join the Facebook Group: Buy Black Podcast Community Follow me @buyblackpodcast : Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Send Feedback to: gerald@buyblackpodcast.com Apply to be featured on the show: https://buyblackpodcast.com/podcast-guest Want to become a show sponsor? Subscribe to Buy Black Podcast | The Voice of Black Business

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28. 050: Brand New Rebranding Episode for the Buy Black Podcast Brand
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In this episode, I breakdown the the reasons behind and benefits of rebranding the show from “Buy Black: Build the New Black Wall Street” to “Buy Black Podcast | The Voice of Black Business”.

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3 Key Points: Rebranding made it easier for the show to get found by people searching the keywords “black business” and “black entrepreneur” Rebranding put Buy Black Podcast into a stronger, more authoritative position in the marketplace   Rebuilding the website made it easier for the great, exclusive resources we’ve aggregated at https://buyblackpodcast.com to be found and used by the people who need them Voices of Black Business Show Notes

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Today’s Voice of Black Business: Brand New Rebranding Episode for the Buy Black Podcast Brand

 

[00:03:10]Acknowledgements & Appreciation to Listener Bryonna, who pushed me to rebuild the Buy Black Podcast website Why Rebrand the show? [08:30:00] To Get Found Nobody searches for “Black Wall Street” Grayscale cover art didn’t stand out in the directory People search the terms “Black Entrepreneur” and “Black Business” much more often Changing the name had immediate effects Apple Podcasts - Top 30 results Spotify - Top 3 results Stitcher - #1 result for “Black Business”! [00:15:30] To take a Stronger Market Position - Convey Authority in the industry The Voice of Black Business

 

 

Where Black Businesses come to have their voices heard Where consumers come to hear Black Business Voices Where media outlets come to get the Black Business perspective More media options while representing one brand Blog writers (written voice) Videos (black product reviews) Live Radio Programs (real-time connections) [00:19:00] Freedom - To Be Myself Behind the Mic “Buy Black: Build the New Black Wall Street is a very “woke” name Felt like I had to take every subject seriously Had to do every episode from a serious angle I felt trapped in the “wokeness” of my own project “If you find that you’ve built a prison for yourself, tear it down and build a vacation resort in its place.” -Gerald Jones Being in business is fun, trying new things is fun Recording a podcast should be fun The Voice of Black Business can be serious or silly, insightful or insecure...as long as it’s genuine What changed? [00:26:30] The Podcast Name Artwork Format (keep it tight) [00:27:50] The Website [00:30:20] Homepage Quickly navigate to what you’re looking for Navigation Box: “What Do You Want To Do?” Listen to the Show - Embedded Smart Podcast Player Be A Guest - Guest Information Form & Schedule Pre-Interview Support Black Businesses - Black Business Directory..Directory [00:38:15] Start A Business - Links to Register a New Business in Each State Find & Share Resources - Over 200 Business Building Resources Add new links to our list Embed our list on your website Learn More - Our Story (About Us Page) Mission - Amplify the Voices of Black Business Vision - Be ‘First In Mind’ for Building and Supporting Black Business Core Values - “Community First. People Always.” [00:43:40] Menu About Instagram Feed Press Kit Media Features Podcast Subscribe to the Show Download the App Sponsorship Packages Make a Donation on Patreon Resource Library [00:52:00] Shop Sidebar Download & Subscribe Links

 

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29. 049: In Spirit, Power and Truth - Inspiring Stories & Poetry by Stephanie R Bridges
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In this episode, Stephanie R Bridges shares excerpts from the inspiring stories and poems that she has written and captured in her books.  This is one of the most powerful and expressive conversations we have had on Buy Black Podcast. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

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3 Key Points: Children need the freedom to explore and express their voices without judgment from adults. “Black on Black” is not a crime…and it never was…and it never will be.   Share Your Story! Voices of Black Business Show Notes

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Today’s Voice of Black Business: In Spirit, Power and Truth – Inspiring Stories & Poetry by Stephanie R Bridges [00:04:48] Interview Begins and Stephanie re-introduces herself to the Buy Black Community [00:06:27] Children’s Books Introduction [00:13:39] “If I Were Part of the Animal Kingdom” [00:16:08] YouTube, Free Book Giveaways, and Sponsorships – How Stephanie provides access to her books for people who can’t afford to purchase. [00:27:32] “Keep the Peace” – Compilation of stories & poetry from women aged 6 to 60 [00:33:05] Encouraging girls and boys to use their voices…and not trying to control, “correct”, or redirect their perspectives. [00:37:51] “List of Stuff the Allows Me to Stay at Peace” -Malia [00:39:40] Stephanie talks about her upcoming “Keep the Peace” style project focused on helping boys and young men use their voices to speak their truth [00:46:08] In Spirit, Power and Truth…excerpts from Stephanie’s book of adult-oriented poetry about her life’s journey [00:56:00] “Black on Black” [01:02:56] “Right Now” [01:16:11] Stephanie reveals her plans for an upcoming book release that we can expect to find on Amazon in September 2018 [01:18:33] “Dandelions – Part 1” [01:22:35] Stephanie and I discuss the Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business Conference that Joylynn M Ross is hosting in September 2018 [01:30:41] Stephanie’s number one piece of advice to anyone who has a story inside of them Support Stephanie’s Creative Work

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If I Were Part of the Animal Kingdom – https://amzn.to/2mzO4GV My Favorite Color is Blue – https://amzn.to/2uIgoLJ Fight the Air Guy – https://amzn.to/2mCJ8RQ Can We All Just Get Along? – https://amzn.to/2OdtBEC Keep the Peace Activity Book – https://amzn.to/2LydaE8 Keep the Peace Journal – https://amzn.to/2LvsUYv I SPaT: Poems Inspired by God’s Grace and Mercy – https://amzn.to/2LFFamn Connect With Stephanie Website: https://stephanierbridges.com Instagram: https://instagram.com/stephanier.bridges Facebook: https://facebook.com/stephanie.bridges.144 Twitter: https://twitter.com/i_spat YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2nTMnnXDsiDr5oQq_ZzhTw Joylynn M. Ross: “Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business” Conference EXCLUSIVE OFFER Exclusive Buy Black Podcast Promotional Offer Register for 2 Conference Days, Get 3rd Day FREE! Type “Buy Black” when asked how you heard about the conference during Online Registration Register Here: https://www.pathtopublishing.com/copy-of-conferences-events Be a Conference Sponsor: https://www.pathtopublishing.com/sponsorship-registration Donate to Scholarship Fund: https://squareup.com/market/writings-by-joy/item/conference-scholarship-donation Buy Black Podcast Exclusive Black Business Resources! How to Register a New Business in Your State Black Business Directories…Directory! 200+ Business Building Resource Websites Link Library Entrepreneurs Toolkit Join the Voices of Black Business Community Download the Buy Black Podcast App: iPhone/iPad | Android Join the Facebook Group: Buy Black Podcast Community Follow me @buyblackpodcast : Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Send Feedback or Questions to: gerald@buyblackpodcast.com Apply to be featured on the show: https://buyblackpodcast.com/appointments Want to become a show sponsor? Subscribe to Buy Black Podcast | The Voice of Black Business

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30. 048: Use Individual Artist Grants to Fund Your Creative Business w/ Stephanie R Bridges
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In this episode, my guest, Stephanie R Bridges, and I talk about everything from what it truly means to be supportive of black business owners to struggling as an artist and finally how to find and win grants that you can use to fund creative projects. 

This was a fun and free flowing conversation, but don't be fooled. Stephanie delves deep into the subjects and passionately delivers actionable tips for each of us to support ourselves and our community better.

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Website: https://stephanierbridges.com 

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31. 047: Defining Social Entrepreneurship & Attracting Venture Capital Investors w/ Outro App Co-Founder Joshua Bunch
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Description: Serve Society & the Marketplace Through Social Entrepreneurship

In this very exciting episode my guest, Joshua Bunch, teaches us about Social Entrepreneurship and how to attract different types of investors to get a tech startup off the ground.  He and his co-founders developed "Outro", a Yelp-like app that allows users to rate and review bars, clubs and social venues based on safety, atmosphere, and enjoyment.  Josh demonstrates how he combined his passions for people and technology to help bring this potentially life-saving app to the public.  Join us with pen and paper in hand!  This man's got some wisdom to share.

Attracting Investors How to get funding for your app Bootstrapping Bank Loans Angel Investors Venture Capitalists Crunchbase.com - "The Master Record of Data on the World's Most Innovative Companies" Types of Venture Capital Investments Seed - Money to turn an idea into a product Startup - Money for the initial building phase of the business First Round thru Fourth Round - Money to build, grow, and scale while adding value to the business Venture Capitalist Offerings Cash Resources Workspace Any or all of these are provided in exchange for a stake in the company (i.e. - ownership equity) Venture Capitalists Look for Strong Management Capture data from users Capture feedback from users Make your app user-friendly, highly responsive to feedback Founders & Managers must know their roles and be proactive Networking Skills are Critical Always have a business card on you Talk to as many people as possible Attend as many conferences and events as possible Free events and conferences are all around you Go. To. Them. Key Quote

"Opportunities won't come to you.  You have to go to them." -Josh Bunch

Biggest Challenge Taking myself seriously Overcoming impostor syndrome #1 Piece of Advice

"If you have an idea, pursue it.  Don't let other people convince you it's a waste of time."

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32. 046: Ideas, Resources, Assets, Wealth - #buyblackpodcast Year in Review
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Description: Joylynn M. Ross: "Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business" Exclusive Buy Black Podcast Promotional Offer Register for 2 Conference Days, Get 3rd Day FREE! Type "Buy Black" when asked how you heard about the conference during Online Registration Register Here: https://www.pathtopublishing.com/copy-of-conferences-events Be a Conference Sponsor: https://www.pathtopublishing.com/sponsorship-registration Donate to Scholarship Fund: https://squareup.com/market/writings-by-joy/item/conference-scholarship-donation Year In Review Why We Do the Show Media Platform Ownership: Control our message and our image Direct dollars, resources, network connections to grow our businesses Tack ownership of our economy, the first step in the Five Levels of Control Build "Black Community Inc." Vertical and Horizontal Integrated Economic Network

Who We Do It For

Alton Sterling: Officers Not Charged Philando Castile: Officer Not Charged Tamir Rice: Officer Not Charged Jordan Edwards: Officer Charged w/ Murder Trial has been delayed twice Set to begin August 2018 We can't allow them to slide an acquittal past us We must be vigilant How We Change the World Realize the Power of our Ideas & Resources Visualize a value creating asset Identify the resources needed to bring it to life Build an asset with our resources Use that asset to build wealth for ourselves Use that asset to provide value for others in the community Master the Five Levels of Control Take Ownership of Our Economy Take Control of Our Political Destiny Use Political & Economic Leverage to Demand and Receive Justice for Our People Build Media Platforms, Control Our Image Build Educational Facilities, Control What the Next Generation Learns About Our Culture Connect With Me

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33. 045: Act Like an Author, Think Like a Business w/ Joylynn M. Ross
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Description: Turn Your Book Into Your Business

In this episode, my guest Joylynn M. Ross, BLESSEDSelling Author, Editor, and Publisher, teaches us how to get our business ready for our book.  Her step by step process is perfect for aspiring writers, coaches, consultants, and anyone who has a book and a business inside of them that needs to be let out!

Joylynn's Highlights Money comes from the business you build off of the book The book is only an extension of your business An extension of your message Leverage your intellectual property People Care about What You Do and How What You Do Can Help Them Don't be afraid to teach people what you know But don't be afraid to charge them for the lesson We are starving people by keeping what we know and what we do from them Don't wait for your book to get ready Get Ready For Your Book What is the question everyone is constantly asking you? Read to get prepared for your book Most people already have their books written Capture your intellectual property Turn podcasts into publications Transcribe your videos Review and capture all of your social media posts Categorize, organize, and publish Use voice recognition software like Dragon to dictate your book Hire a ghost writer Don't Just Dive Into the Industry Learn the publishing process Writing Editing Design Publishing MARKETING Know who your audience is Can't write a book for everybody Who, specifically, are you trying to help? Build your audience before you bring them the book Forget trying to get people interested in you Show that you are interested in them Determine your "Why's" Why am I writing? Why am I publishing? Why am I selling this book? Hustle a Plan It costs to put your message out there

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34. 044: 14 Productivity Tools to Streamline Your Side Hustle
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Description: These FREE or Cheap Productivity Tools Will Change Your Life

Do you ever feel like there just aren't enough hours in the day to manage your small business or side hustle?  Too many tasks, appointments, and decisions to keep everything organized?  In this episode, I share 14 automation and productivity tools that have helped me manage my podcast, coaching business, and speaking engagements without hiring additional help.  I'm confident these productivity tools will help you streamline your side hustle too.

My Favorite Side Hustle Tools Productivity & Scheduling 10to8.com - Online Booking & Appointment Scheduling Zapier.com - Easy Automation for Busy People Fiverr.com - Freelance Services. On Demand. Google Apps - All you need to do your best work... Marketing Dlvr.it - Automated Social Media Manager Wavve.co - Share Your Audio on Social Media ManyChat.com - Create a Facebook Messenger bot for Marketing, Sales, and Support Canva.com - Simply Great Design for You and Your Team Content Creation Skype - Communication Tool for Free Calls and Chat MP3 Skype Recorder - Freeware Skype Call Recorder Audacity - Free, Open Source, Cross-Platform Audio Software OBS Studio - Free and Open Source Software for Video Recording and Live Streaming Discord - All-in-one Free Voice and Text Chat for Gamers Monetization PayPal - Send and Receive Money with Friends or Customers Patreon - Patreon Allows Creatives to Get Paid By Running a Membership Business for Your Fans Connect with Me:

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35. 043: Making Community Connections w/ Matthew Mendenhall
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Description: How Strong Are Your Community Connections?

In this episode my guest, Matthew Mendenhall, shares his vision for a future with 100% renewable energy and the practical steps his company is taking to prepare our communities for that world.  His business, The Community Connection, is building links between people and organizations to help them make the biggest collective impact on the world through meaningful collaboration and mutual support.  How strong are your community connections? Join us in this detailed conversation and check out the show notes for some FREE tools Matthew offers to accelerate your business' visibility and growth! 

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36. 042: Making a Million Cryptocurrency Millionaires w/ Dr. Gerald Higginbotham
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Description: Bitcoin Built the First Round of Cryptocurrency Millionaires; Will GoldCoin Be Next?

In this episode, my guest Dr. Gerald Higginbotham gives us a vision for creating a trillion dollars in wealth for the black community over the next three to five years.  We discuss his personal finance & lifestyle training program, Captain's Millionaires Inc., which can prepare us for the lifechanging act of becoming cryptocurrency millionaires.

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37. 041: Design a Million Dollar Online Business w/ Rohan Gilkes
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Description: Structure Your Online Business Idea for Maximum Profit

In this episode, my guest Rohan Gilkes, explains the process he has used to create and grow several profitable internet companies.  His model for identifying opportunities, testing them, and scaling an online business is proven across multiple industries, and it can work for you as well.  Have your pen and notepad ready!

Key Tips for Success Find an industry where people are already making millions Add a thin layer of technology Create a better customer experience Manage Risk as much as possible Time & Money are the Entrepreneurs most precious resources...be as conservative as possible with both People don't buy from you unless they trust you 95% of success as an entrepreneur is your mindset Be the type of person who just starts driving and solves problems along the way 4 Steps to Qualify a Business Opportunity Is this something people are already spending money on? Are there people already making millions in this market? Can I get started by investing only 2-3 months salary? Is there a path to have my first paying customer in 30-60 days? Build a Beautiful Landing Page Not a "coming soon" page Looks like the finished product Looks like you already have customers Looks "lived in" Makes potential suppliers & customers feel comfortable Social Media Marketing Tips Instagram is great for highly visual products Facebook & Facebook Groups are great for products that require engagement Twitter is excellent for reaching new, somewhat qualified customers Look at what's trending for the day Find something that speaks to your product or service Use Twitter Advanced Search to target specific segments Join the conversation around trending topics 80% organic posts, no advertising 20% posts mentioning your product or service Again, people don't buy from you unless they trust you Rohan's Online Business Portfolio

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https://conversionxl.com/ - Optimization through research and experimentation guarantees growth.  CXL is the leading source for optimization, growth and digital analytics expertise.

https://buyblackpodcast.com/podcast/004-three-things-need-start-business/ - Don't Fall Into Paralysis by Analysis. There are Only Three Things You NEED To Start a Business

https://buyblackpodcast.com/podcast/solo/fifteen-businesses-you-can-start-any-time-or-place/ - In this episode, you’ll find 15 ideas for businesses that you can start at any time or place with minimal resources, without leasing facilities or office space.

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38. 040: Malcolm X - The Ballot or The Bullet Speech
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Description: 54 Years Later, We Still Need This Guidance

Saturday, May 19th 2018 would have been el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz (b.k.a. - "Malcolm X") 93rd birthday. To honor his legacy & remind ourselves of the work we have yet to do, we will listen to "The Ballot or The Bullet" in this Buy Black Podcast episode.

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Mr. Moderator, Rev. Cleage, brothers and sisters and friends, and I see some enemies. [laughter, applause] In fact, I think we'd be fooling ourselves if we had an audience this large and didn't realize that there were some enemies present.

This afternoon we want to talk about the ballot or the bullet. The ballot or the bullet explains itself. But before we get into it, since this is the year of the ballot or the bullet, I would like to clarify some things that refer to me personally, concerning my own personal position.

I'm still a Muslim. That is, my religion is still Islam. [applause] My religion is still Islam. I still credit Mr. Muhammad for what I know and what I am. He's the one who opened my eyes. [applause] At present I am the minister of the newly founded Muslim Mosque Incorporated, which has its offices in the Theresa Hotel right in the heart of Harlem, that's the black belt in New York City. And when we realize that Adam Clayton Powell, is a Christian minister, he has Abyssinian Baptist Church, but at the same time he's more famous for his political struggling. And Dr. King is a Christian minister from Atlanta Georgia, or in Atlanta Georgia, but he's become more famous for being involved in the civil rights struggle. There's another in New York, Rev. Galamison, I don't know if you've heard of him out here, he's a Christian minister from Brooklyn, but has become famous for his fight against the segregated school system in Brooklyn. Rev. Cleage, right here, is a Christian minister, here in Detroit, he's head of the Freedom Now Party. All of these are Christian ministers [applause] …all of these are Christian ministers but they don't come to us as Christian ministers, they come to us as fighters in some other category.

I am a Muslim minister. The same as they are Christian ministers, I'm a Muslim minister. And I don't believe in fighting today on any one front, but on all fronts. [applause] In fact, I'm a Black Nationalist freedom fighter. [applause] Islam is my religion but I believe my religion is my personal business. [applause] It governs my personal life, my personal morals. And my religious philosophy is personal between me and the God in whom I believe, just as the religious philosophy of these others is between them and the God in whom they believe. And this is best this way. Were we to come out here discussing religion, we'd have too many differences from the out start and we could never get together.

So today, though Islam is my religious philosophy, my political, economic and social philosophy is black nationalism. You and I – [applause] As I say, if we bring up religion, we'll have differences, we'll have arguments, and we'll never be able to get together. But if we keep our religion at home, keep our religion in the closet, keep our religion between ourselves and our God, but when we come out here we have a fight that's common to all of us against a enemy who is common to all of us. [applause]

The political philosophy of black nationalism only means that the black man should control the politics and the politicians in his own community. The time when white people can come in our community and get us to vote for them so that they can be our political leaders and tell us what to do and what not to do is long gone. [applause]

By the same token, the time when that same white man, knowing that your eyes are too far open, can send another Negro in the community, and get you and me to support him, so that he can use him to lead us astray, those days are long gone too. [applause]

The political philosophy of black nationalism only means that if you and I are going to live in a black community – and that's where we're going to live, 'cause as soon as you move into one of their….soon as you move out of the black community into their community, it's mixed for a period of time, but they're gone and you're right there all by yourself again. [applause]

We must, we must understand the politics of our community and we must know what politics is supposed to produce. We must know what part politics play in our lives. And until we become politically mature, we will always be misled, led astray, or deceived or maneuvered into supporting someone politically who doesn't have the good of our community at heart. So the political philosophy of black nationalism only means that we will have to carry on a program, a political program, of reeducation – to open our people's eyes, make us become more politically conscious, politically mature. And then, we will – whenever we are ready to cast our ballot, that ballot will be cast for a man of the community, who has the good of the community at heart. [applause]

The economic philosophy of black nationalism only means that we should own and operate and control the economy of our community. You would never have found—you can't open up a black store in a white community. White man won't even patronize you. And he's not wrong. He got sense enough to look out for himself. It's you who don't have sense enough to look out for yourself. [applause]

The white man, the white man is too intelligent to let someone else come and gain control of the economy of his community. But you will let anybody come in and control the economy of your community, control the housing, control the education, control the jobs, control the businesses, under the pretext that you want to integrate. Nah, you're out of your mind. [applause]

The political … the economic philosophy of black nationalism only means that we have to become involved in a program of reeducation, to educate our people into the importance of knowing that when you spend your dollar out of the community in which you live, the community in which you spend your money becomes richer and richer, the community out of which you take your money becomes poorer and poorer. And because these Negroes, who have been misled, misguided, are breaking their necks to take their money and spend it with the Man, the Man is becoming richer and richer, and you're becoming poorer and poorer. And then what happens? The community in which you live becomes a slum. It becomes a ghetto. The conditions become rundown. And then you have the audacity to complain about poor housing in a rundown community, while you're running down yourselves when you take your dollar out. [applause]

And you and I are in a double trap because not only do we lose by taking our money someplace else and spending it, when we try and spend it in our own community we're trapped because we haven't had sense enough to set up stores and control the businesses of our community. The man who is controlling the stores in our community is a man who doesn't look like we do. He's a man who doesn't even live in the community. So you and I, even when we try and spend our money on the block where we live or the area where we live, we're spending it with a man who, when the sun goes down, takes that basket full of money in another part of the town. [applause]

So we're trapped, trapped, double-trapped, triple-trapped. Any way we go, we find that we're trapped. Any every kind of solution that someone comes up with is just another trap. But the political and economic philosophy of black nationalism…the economic philosophy of black nationalism shows our people the importance of setting up these little stores, and developing them and expanding them into larger operations. Woolworth didn't start out big like they are today; they started out with a dime store, and expanded, and expanded, and expanded until today they are all over the country and all over the world and they getting some of everybody's money.

Now this is what you and I – General Motors, the same way, it didn't start out like it is. It started out just a little rat-race type operation. And it expanded and it expanded until today it's where it is right now. And you and I have to make a start. And the best place to start is right in the community where we live. [applause]

So our people not only have to be reeducated to the importance of supporting black business, but the black man himself has to be made aware of the importance of going into business. And once you and I go into business, we own and operate at least the businesses in our community. What we will be doing is developing a situation, wherein, we will actually be able to create employment for the people in the community. And once you can create some employment in the community where you live, it will eliminate the necessity of you and me having to act ignorantly and disgracefully, boycotting and picketing some cracker someplace else trying to beg him for a job. [applause]

Anytime you have to rely upon your enemy for a job, you're in bad shape. [applause]When you — and he is your enemy. You wouldn't be in this country if some enemy hadn't kidnapped you and brought you here. [applause] On the other hand, some of you think you came here on the Mayflower. [laughter]

So as you can see, brothers and sisters, today – this afternoon it is not our intention to discuss religion. We're going to forget religion. If we bring up religion we'll be in an argument. And the best way to keep away from arguments and differences, as I said earlier, put your religion at home, in the closet, keep it between you and your God. Because if it hasn't done anything more for you than it has, you need to forget it anyway. [laughter, applause]

Whether you are a Christian or a Muslim or a nationalist, we all have the same problem. They don't hang you because you're a Baptist; they hang you 'cause you're black. [applause] They don't attack me because I'm a Muslim. They attack me 'cause I'm black. They attacked all of us for the same reason. All of us catch hell from the same enemy. We're all in the same bag, in the same boat.

We suffer political oppression, economic exploitation and social degradation. All of 'em from the same enemy. The government has failed us. You can't deny that. Any time you're living in the 20th century, 1964, and you walking around here singing "We Shall Overcome," the government has failed you. [applause] This is part of what's wrong with you, you do too much singing. [laughter] Today it's time to stop singing and start swinging. [laughter, applause]

You can't sing up on freedom. But you can swing up on some freedom. [cheering]Cassius Clay can sing. But singing didn't help him to become the heavyweight champion of the world. Swinging helped him. [applause]

So this government has failed us. The government itself has failed us. And the white liberals who have been posing as our friends have failed us. And once we see that all of these other sources to which we've turned have failed, we stop turning to them and turn to ourselves. We need a self-help program, a do-it-yourself philosophy, a do-it-right-now philosophy, a it's-already-too-late philosophy. This is what you and I need to get with. And the only time – the only way we're going to solve our problem is with a self-help program. Before we can get a self-help program started, we have to have a self-help philosophy. Black nationalism is a self-help philosophy.

What's so good about it – you can stay right in the church where you are and still take black nationalism as your philosophy. You can stay in any kind of civic organization that you belong to and still take black nationalism as your philosophy. You can be an atheist and still take black nationalism as your philosophy. This is a philosophy that eliminates the necessity for division and argument, 'cause if you're black, you should be thinking black. And if you're black and you not thinking black at this late date, well, I'm sorry for you. [applause]

Once you change your philosophy, you change your thought pattern. Once you change your thought pattern you change your attitude. Once you change your attitude it changes your behavior pattern. And then you go on into some action. As long as you got a sit-down philosophy you'll have a sit-down thought pattern. And as long as you think that old sit-down thought, you'll be in some kind of sit-down action. They'll have you sitting in everywhere. [laughter]

It's not so good to refer to what you're going to do as a sit-in. That right there castrates you. Right there it brings you down. What goes with it? What – think of the image of someone sitting. An old woman can sit. An old man can sit. A chump can sit, a coward can sit, anything can sit. Well, you and I been sitting long enough and it's time for us today to start doing some standing and some fighting to back that up. [applause]

When we look at other parts of this Earth upon which we live, we find that black, brown, red and yellow people in Africa and Asia are getting their independence. They're not getting it by singing, 'We Shall Overcome." No, they're getting it through nationalism. It is nationalism that brought about the independence of the people in Asia. Every nation in Asia gained its independence through the philosophy of nationalism. Every nation on the African continent that has gotten its independence brought it about through the philosophy of nationalism. And it will take black nationalism to bring about the freedom of 22 million Afro-Americans, here in this country, where we have suffered colonialism for the past 400 years. [applause]

America is just as much a colonial power as England ever was. America is just as much a colonial power as France ever was. In fact, America is more so a colonial power than they, because she is a hypocritical colonial power behind it. [applause] What is 20th — what, what do you call second-class citizenship? Why, that's colonization. Second-class citizenship is nothing but 20th slavery. How you gonna to tell me you're a second-class citizen? They don't have second-class citizenship in any other government on this Earth. They just have slaves and people who are free! Well, this country is a hypocrite! They try and make you think they set you free by calling you a second-class citizen. No, you're nothing but a 20th century slave. [applause]

Just as it took nationalism to remove colonialism from Asia and Africa, it'll take black nationalism today to remove colonialism from the backs and the minds of twenty-two million Afro-Americans here in this country. And 1964 looks like it might be the year of the ballot or the bullet. [applause]

Why does it look like it might be the year of the ballot or the bullet? Because Negroes have listened to the trickery and the lies and the false promises of the white man now for too long, and they're fed up. They've become disenchanted. They've become disillusioned. They've become dissatisfied. And all of this has built up frustrations in the black community that makes the black community throughout America today more explosive than all of the atomic bombs the Russians can ever invent. Whenever you got a racial powder keg sitting in your lap, you're in more trouble than if you had an atomic powder keg sitting in your lap. When a racial powder keg goes off, it doesn't care who it knocks out the way. Understand this, it's dangerous.

And in 1964, this seems to be the year. Because what can the white man use, now, to fool us? After he put down that March on Washington – and you see all through that now, he tricked you, had you marching down to Washington. Had you marching back and forth between the feet of a dead man named Lincoln and another dead man named George Washington, singing, "We Shall Overcome." [applause]

He made a chump out of you. He made a fool out of you. He made you think you were going somewhere and you end up going nowhere but between Lincoln and Washington. [laughter]

So today our people are disillusioned. They've become disenchanted. They've become dissatisfied. And in their frustrations they want action. And in 1964 you'll see this young black man, this new generation, asking for the ballot or the bullet. That old Uncle Tom action is outdated. The young generation don't want to hear anything about "the odds are against us." What do we care about odds? [applause]

When this country here was first being founded, there were thirteen colonies. The whites were colonized. They were fed up with this taxation without representation. So some of them stood up and said, "Liberty or death!" I went to a white school over here in Mason, Michigan. The white man made the mistake of letting me read his history books. [laughter] He made the mistake of teaching me that Patrick Henry was a patriot, and George Washington – wasn't nothing non-violent about ol' Pat, or George Washington. "Liberty or death" is was what brought about the freedom of whites in this country from the English. [applause]

They didn't care about the odds. Why, they faced the wrath of the entire British Empire. And in those days, they used to say that the British Empire was so vast and so powerful that the sun would never set on it. This is how big it was, yet these thirteen little scrawny states, tired of taxation without representation, tired of being exploited and oppressed and degraded, told that big British Empire, "Liberty or death." And here you have 22 million Afro-Americans, black people today, catching more hell than Patrick Henry ever saw. [applause]

And I'm here to tell you in case you don't know it – that you got a new, you got a new generation of black people in this country who don't care anything whatsoever about odds. They don't want to hear you ol' Uncle Tom, handkerchief-heads talking about the odds. No! [laughter, applause] This is a new generation. If they're going to draft these young black men, and send them over to Korea or to South Vietnam to face 800 million Chinese… [laughter, applause] If you're not afraid of those odds, you shouldn't be afraid of these odds. [applause]

Why is America – why does this loom to be such an explosive political year? Because this is the year of politics. This is the year when all of the white politicians are going to come into the Negro community. You never see them until election time. You can't find them until election time. [applause] They're going to come in with false promises. And as they make these false promises they're going to feed our frustrations, and this will only serve to make matters worse. I'm no politician. I'm not even a student of politics. I'm not a Republican, nor a Democrat, nor an American – and got sense enough to know it. [applause]

I'm one of the 22 million black victims of the Democrats. One of the 22 million black victims of the Republicans and one of the 22 million black victims of Americanism. [applause] And when I speak, I don't speak as a Democrat or a Republican, nor an American. I speak as a victim of America's so-called democracy. You and I have never seen democracy – all we've seen is hypocrisy. [applause]

When we open our eyes today and look around America, we see America not through the eyes of someone who has enjoyed the fruits of Americanism. We see America through the eyes of someone who has been the victim of Americanism. We don't see any American dream. We've experienced only the American nightmare. We haven't benefited from America's democracy. We've only suffered from America's hypocrisy. And the generation that's coming up now can see it. And are not afraid to say it. If you go to jail, so what? If you're black, you were born in jail. [applause]

If you black you were born in jail, in the North as well as the South. Stop talking about the South. As long as you south of the Canadian border, you South. [laughter, applause] Don't call Governor Wallace a Dixie governor, Romney is a Dixie Governor. [applause]

Twenty-two million black victims of Americanism are waking up and they are gaining a new political consciousness, becoming politically mature. And as they become – develop this political maturity, they're able to see the recent trends in these political elections. They see that the whites are so evenly divided that every time they vote, the race is so close they have to go back and count the votes all over again. Which means that any block, any minority that has a block of votes that stick together is in a strategic position. Either way you go, that's who gets it. You're in a position to determine who'll go to the White House and who'll stay in the doghouse. [laughter]

You're the one who has that power. You can keep Johnson in Washington D.C., or you can send him back to his Texas cotton patch. [applause] You're the one who sent Kennedy to Washington. You're the one who put the present Democratic administration in Washington, D.C. The whites were evenly divided. It was the fact that you threw 80 percent of your votes behind the Democrats that put the Democrats in the White House.

When you see this, you can see that the Negro vote is the key factor. And despite the fact that you are in a position to be the determining factor, what do you get out of it? The Democrats have been in Washington, D.C. only because of the Negro vote. They've been down there four years. And they're – all other legislation they wanted to bring up they've brought it up, and gotten it out of the way, and now they bring up you. And now they bring up you! You put them first and they put you last. Because you're a chump! [applause] A political chump.

In Washington, D.C., in the House of Representatives there are 257 who are Democrats. Only 177 are Republican. In the Senate there are 67 Democrats. Only 33 are Republicans. The party that you backed controls two-thirds of the House of Representatives and the Senate and still they can't keep their promise to you. 'Cause you're a chump. [applause]

Any time you throw your weight behind a political party that controls two-thirds of the government, and that party can't keep the promise that it made to you during election-time, and you're dumb enough to walk around continuing to identify yourself with that party, you're not only a chump but you're a traitor to your race. [applause]

What kind of alibi do come up with? They try and pass the buck to the Dixiecrats. Now, back during the days when you were blind, deaf and dumb, ignorant, politically immature, naturally you went along with that. But today, as your eyes come open, and you develop political maturity, you're able to see and think for yourself, and you can see that a Dixiecrat is nothing but a Democrat – in disguise. [applause]

You look at the structure of the government that controls this country, is controlled by 16 senatorial committees and 20 congressional committees. Of the 16 senatorial committees that run the government, 10 of them are in the hands of southern segregationists. Of the 20 congressional committees that run the government, 12 of them are in the hands of southern segregationists. And they're going to tell you and me that the South lost the war? [laughter, applause]

You, today, are in the hands of a government of segregationists. Racists, white supremacists, who belong to the Democratic party but disguise themselves as Dixiecrats. A Dixiecrat is nothing but a Democrat. Whoever runs the Democrats is also the father of the Dixiecrats. And the father of all of them is sitting in the White House. [applause] I say, and I'll say it again, you got a president who's nothing but a southern segregationist [applause] from the state of Texas. They'll lynch in Texas as quick as they'll lynch you in Mississippi. Only in Texas they lynch you with a Texas accent, in Mississippi they lynch you with a Mississippi accent. [cheering]

The first thing the cracker does when he comes in power, he takes all the Negro leaders and invites them for coffee. To show that he's all right. And those Uncle Toms can't pass up the coffee. [laughter, applause] They come away from the coffee table telling you and me that this man is all right [laughter]. 'Cause he's from the South and since he's from the South he can deal with the South. Look at the logic that they're using. What about Eastland? He's from the South. Why not make him the president? If Johnson is a good man 'cause he's from Texas, and being from Texas will enable him to deal with the South, Eastland can deal with the South better than Johnson! [laughter, applause]

Oh, I say you been misled. You been had. You been took. [laughter, applause] I was in Washington a couple of weeks ago while the senators were filibustering and I noticed in the back of the Senate a huge map, and on this map it showed the distribution of Negroes in America. And surprisingly, the same senators that were involved in the filibuster were from the states where there were the most Negroes. Why were they filibustering the civil rights legislation? Because the civil rights legislation is supposed to guarantee boarding rights to Negroes from those states. And those senators from those states know that if the Negroes in those states can vote, those senators are down the drain. [applause] The representatives of those states go down the drain.

And in the Constitution of this country it has a stipulation, wherein, whenever the rights, the voting rights of people in a certain district are violated, then the representative who's from that particular district, according to the Constitution, is supposed to be expelled from the Congress. Now, if this particular aspect of the Constitution was enforced, why, you wouldn't have a cracker in Washington, D.C. [applause]

But what would happen? When you expel the Dixiecrat, you're expelling the Democrat. When you destroy the power of the Dixiecrat, you are destroying the power of the Democratic Party. So how in the world can the Democratic Party in the South actually side with you, in sincerity, when all of its power is based in the South?

These Northern Democrats are in cahoots with the southern Democrats. [applause]They're playing a giant con game, a political con game. You know how it goes. One of 'em comes to you and make believe he's for you. And he's in cahoots with the other one that's not for you. Why? Because neither one of 'em is for you. But they got to make you go with one of 'em or the other.

So this is a con game, and this is what they've been doing with you and me all of these years. First thing, Johnson got off the plane when he become president, he ask, "Where's Dickey?" You know who Dickey is? Dickey is old southern cracker Richard Russell. Lookie here! Yes, Lyndon B. Johnson's best friend is the one who is a head, who's heading the forces that are filibustering civil rights legislation. You tell me how in the hell is he going to be Johnson's best friend? [applause] How can Johnson be his friend and your friend too? No, that man is too tricky. Especially if his friend is still ol' Dickey. [laughter, applause]

Whenever the Negroes keep the Democrats in power they're keeping the Dixiecrats in power. This is true! A vote for a Democrat is nothing but a vote for a Dixiecrat. I know you don't like me saying that. I'm not the kind of person who come here to say what you like. I'm going to tell you the truth whether you like it or not. [applause]

Up here in the North you have the same thing. The Democratic Party don't – they don't do it that way. They got a thing they call gerrymandering. They maneuver you out of power. Even though you can vote they fix it so you're voting for nobody. They got you going and coming. In the South they're outright political wolves, in the North they're political foxes. A fox and a wolf are both canine, both belong to the dog family. [laughter, applause] Now, you take your choice. You going to choose a northern dog or a southern dog? Because either dog you choose, I guarantee you, you'll still be in the doghouse.

This is why I say it's the ballot or the bullet. It's liberty or it's death. It's freedom for everybody or freedom for nobody. [applause] America today finds herself in a unique situation. Historically, revolutions are bloody, oh yes they are. They have never had a bloodless revolution. Or a non-violent revolution. That don't happen even in Hollywood [laughter] You don't have a revolution in which you love your enemy. And you don't have a revolution in which you are begging the system of exploitation to integrate you into it. Revolutions overturn systems. Revolutions destroy systems.

A revolution is bloody, but America is in a unique position. She's the only country in history, in the position actually to become involved in a bloodless revolution. The Russian Revolution was bloody, Chinese Revolution was bloody, French Revolution was bloody, Cuban Revolution was bloody. And there was nothing more bloody than the American Revolution. But today, this country can become involved in a revolution that won't take bloodshed. All she's got to do is give the black man in this country everything that's due him, everything. [applause]

I hope that the white man can see this. 'Cause if you don't see it you're finished. If you don't see it you're going to become involved in some action in which you don't have a chance. We don't care anything about your atomic bomb; it's useless, because other countries have atomic bombs. When two or three different countries have atomic bombs, nobody can use them. So it means that the white man today is without a weapon. If you want some action you've got to come on down to Earth, and there's more black people on Earth than there are white people. [applause]

I only got a couple more minutes. The white man can never win another war on the ground. His days of war – victory – his days of battleground victory are over. Can I prove it? Yes. Take all the action that's going on this Earth right now that he's involved in. Tell me where he's winning – nowhere. Why, some rice farmers, some rice farmers! Some rice-eaters ran him out of Korea, yes they ran him out of Korea. Rice-eaters, with nothing but gym shoes and a rifle and a bowl of rice, took him and his tanks and his napalm and all that other action he's supposed to have and ran him across the Yalu. Why? Because the day that he can win on the ground has passed.

Up in French Indochina, those little peasants, rice-growers, took on the might of the French army and ran all the Frenchmen, you remember Dien Bien Phu! The same thing happened in Algeria, in Africa. They didn't have anything but a rifle. The French had all these highly mechanized instruments of warfare. But they put some guerilla action on. And a white man can't fight a guerilla warfare. Guerilla action takes heart, take nerve, and he doesn't have that. [cheering] He's brave when he's got tanks. He's brave when he's got planes. He's brave when he's got bombs. He's brave when he's got a whole lot of company along with him. But you take that little man from Africa and Asia; turn him loose in the woods with a blade. A blade. [cheering] That's all he needs. All he needs is a blade. And when the sun comes down – goes down and it's dark, it's even-Stephen. [cheering]

So it's the, it's the ballot or the bullet. Today, our people can see that we're faced with a government conspiracy. This government has failed us. The senators who are filibustering concerning your and my rights, that's the government. Don't say it's southern senators, this is the government. This is a government filibuster. It's not a segregationist filibuster, it's a government filibuster. Any kind of activity that takes place on the floor of the Congress or the Senate, that's the government. Any kind of dilly-dallying, that's the government. Any kind of pussy-footing, that's the government. Any kind of act that's designed to delay or deprive you and me, right now, of getting full rights, that's the government that's responsible. And anytime you find the government involved in a conspiracy to violate the citizenship or the civil rights of a people in 1964, then you are wasting your time going to that government expecting redress. Instead you have to take that government to the world court and accuse it of genocide and all of the other crimes that it is guilty of today. [applause]

So those of us whose political and economic and social philosophy is black nationalism have become involved in the civil rights struggle. We have injected ourselves into the civil rights struggle. And we intend to expand it from the level of civil rights to the level of human rights. As long as you fight it on the level of civil rights, you're under Uncle Sam's jurisdiction. You're going to his court expecting him to correct the problem. He created the problem. He's the criminal! You don't take your case to the criminal, you take your criminal to court. [applause]

When the government of South Africa began to trample upon the human rights of the people of South Africa they were taken to the U.N. When the government of Portugal began to trample upon the rights of our brothers and sisters in Angola, it was taken before the U.N. Why, even the white man took the Hungarian question to the U.N. And just this week, Chief Justice Goldberg was crying over three million Jews in Russia, about their human rights – charging Russia with violating the U.N. Charter because of its mistreatment of the human rights of Jews in Russia. Now you tell me how can the plight of everybody on this Earth reach the halls of the United Nations and you have twenty-two million Afro-Americans whose churches are being bombed, whose little girls are being murdered, whose leaders are being shot down in broad daylight? Now you tell me why the leaders of this struggle have never taken [recording impaired ] [their case to the U.N.?]

So our next move is to take the entire civil rights struggle – problem – into the United Nations and let the world see that Uncle Sam is guilty of violating the human rights of 22 million Afro-Americans right down to the year of 1964 and still has the audacity or the nerve to stand up and represent himself as the leader of the free world? [cheering]Not only is he a crook, he's a hypocrite. Here he is standing up in front of other people, Uncle Sam, with the blood of your and mine mothers and fathers on his hands. With the blood dripping down his jaws like a bloody-jawed wolf. And still got the nerve to point his finger at other countries. In 1964 you can't even get civil rights legislation and this man has got the nerve to stand up and talk about South Africa or talk about Nazi Germany or talk about Portugal. No, no more days like those! [applause]

So I say in my conclusion, the only way we're going to solve it: we got to unite. We got to work together in unity and harmony. And black nationalism is the key. How we gonna overcome the tendency to be at each other's throats that always exists in our neighborhood? And the reason this tendency exists – the strategy of the white man has always been divide and conquer. He keeps us divided in order to conquer us. He tells you, I'm for separation and you for integration, and keep us fighting with each other. No, I'm not for separation and you're not for integration, what you and I are for is freedom. [applause] Only, you think that integration will get you freedom; I think that separation will get me freedom. We both got the same objective, we just got different ways of getting' at it. [applause]

So I studied this man, Billy Graham, who preaches white nationalism. That's what he preaches. [applause] I say, that's what he preaches. The whole church structure in this country is white nationalism, you go inside a white church – that's what they preaching, white nationalism. They got Jesus white, Mary white, God white, everybody white – that's white nationalism. [cheering]

So what he does – the way he circumvents the jealousy and envy that he ordinarily would incur among the heads of the church – whenever you go into an area where the church already is, you going to run into trouble. Because they got that thing, what you call it, syndicated … they got a syndicate just like the racketeers have. I'm going to say what's on my mind because the preachers already proved to you that they got a syndicate. [applause] And when you're out in the rackets, whenever you're getting in another man's territory, you know, they gang up on you. And that's the same way with you. You run into the same thing. So how Billy Graham gets around that, instead of going into somebody else's territory, like he going to start a new church, he doesn't try and start a church, he just goes in preaching Christ. And he says anybody who believe in him, you go wherever you find him.

So, this helps all the churches, and since it helps all the churches, they don't fight him. Well, we going to do the same thing, only our gospel is black nationalism. His gospel is white nationalism, our gospel is black nationalism. And the gospel of black nationalism, as I told you, means you should control your own, the politics of your community, the economy of your community, and all of the society in which you live should be under your control. And once you…feel that this philosophy will solve your problem, go join any church where that's preached. Don't join any church where white nationalism is preached. Why, you can go to a Negro church and be exposed to white nationalism. 'Cause when you are on – when you walk in a Negro church and see a white Jesus and a white Mary and some white angels, that Negro church is preaching white nationalism. [applause]

But, when you go to a church and you see the pastor of that church with a philosophy and a program that's designed to bring black people together and elevate black people, join that church. Join that church. If you see where the NAACP is preaching and practicing that which is designed to make black nationalism materialize, join the NAACP. Join any kind of organization – civic, religious, fraternal, political or otherwise that's based on lifting the black man up and making him master of his own community. [applause]



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44. 034: Build a Focused, Productive, and Profitable Lifestyle w/ Lyman Montgomery
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Description: Focus, Prioritize & Achieve Your Profitable Lifestyle

Get your pen and notepad ready before you start this episode. My guest, Lyman A. Montgomery delivers so many critical lessons it is hard to keep up! Join us as we get focused, become more productive, and learn to build a more profitable lifestyle in this episode!

Focus - Deal with Distractions Psychological Distractions Triage - Write down the strongest emotion you feel Process Distractions Happen when you have no sustainable systems in place People Distractions Constant Interruptions...especially at home office Create and stick to office hours Create automated "busy" notification on phone and email Train people to respect your time Have a dedicated line for emergencies Be clear about what constitutes an emergency Email Distractions: Only Three Types of Email
Somebody owes you something You owe something to someone TRASH Products & Gadgets Distractions Only use products that add value Split test control (standard method) versus variable (the product or gadget) Keep only those products that increase productivity Ease of use is very important Prioritize - Impact is Greater Than Importance Write down everything you need to do: random order is fine Select five that you feel need to be done most Cut that list to three critical tasks that must be done TODAY

"A Confused Mind Never Buys"

Rank top three tasks based on IMPACT, not importance Prioritize tasks for maximum impact with the greatest reach

"It's not what's important to you, it's what impactful to your client"

Achieve - Celebrate Small Victories

Whenever your mind begins to wander, ask:

"What should I be focusing in on, RIGHT NOW?"

Be aware of your breathing patterns...be still Breathe, hydrate, move Physiology mirrors Psychology F.O.C.U.S. - Follow One Course Until Successful F.O.C.U.S. at home, at work, and at play Remember the Pareto Principle (80/20 rule) Spend 80% of your time focused and working Dedicate 20% of your time to break and relax For Every Big Idea, have a notepad or board for each

T.U.R.B.O. - Timestamp, Understand the impact, Resources needed, Bundle required tasks, Outcome metrics (how you measure success)

Who's Going to Get Things Done?

"The answer to the question should not always be, 'Me'."

Three Types of Teams Volunteers / Ambassadors Spread the word Take care of technical tasks Paid Team Exchange of Services Team Value Exchange Bartering Joint Ventures

Gotta have all three types of teams in place to be successful.

What Was the Biggest Challenge You've Overcome

Building a team, but...

The real challenge was FEAR

F.I.S.T. - Facts, Interpretation, Story, Truth Facts: Real things that may have happened to you or other people in the past Interpretation: Giving life to those facts by viewing the potential future through a negatively biased lens Story: Crafting a scary story about the future based on your interpretation of old facts Truth: The scary story you created has not become your truth, and it paralyzes you Overcome F.I.S.T. by Reversing the Process Truth: Your truth that you know about yourself Story: How you and your truth really fit into the surrounding environment, and the impact that you know you can and will make Interpretation: How you share that story with others and influence outcomes Facts: Real-life outcomes that you made happen by following the above steps Connect With Lyman

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45. 033: Use SEO to Rank on Google's First Page w/ Darrin Marion
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Description: Search Engine Optimizing (SEO) Your Website Is the Best Investment You Can Make

In this episode, Darrin Marion, CEO of Ratel SEO, teaches us the fundamentals of Search Engine Optimization.  Darrin and I connected through a mutual friend as I was preparing to launch BuyBlackPodcast.com.  Over a two day weekend, he helped me organize and optimize my content and he can do the same for you.  Have a pencil and notepad ready.  This episode is full of gold nuggets.

Background Started at Merrill Lynch Largest Class Action Lawsuit in history Left went to Starbucks Learned how to Roast Coffee Decided to start own company Darrin’s Coffee Company Wanted to learn how to look bigger than he was in the marketplace Took classes on SEO Began ranking first page on google Then ranking first page nationally Decided to start company providing SEO services Ratel SEO (The Honey Badger) “We rank where we want!” More on Darrin’s Coffee Manufactures roasted coffee beans Specialty coffee only Darrin’s offer Q-Score 88 and above darrinscoffee.com Ratel SEO Darrin’s Coffee got hacked Learned the skills, then shared them Growth through “The Unrefusable Offer” ratelseo.com

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46. 032: Leverage Your Paycheck to Start Your Business w/ Dr. Julian Thomas
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Description: Leverage Your Paycheck to Start Your Business

In this episode Dr. Julian Thomas reminds us that being an entrepreneur doesn't mean you have to quit your day job.  He spells out the steps he has taken to build a successful leadership consulting practice while leading Airmen as a United States Air Force Major.  Along the way we also cover important topics including:

What is a Leader Emotional Intelligence (EQ) The Importance of Listening Structuring Your Business for Success Save, Set Aside, and Invest and Effective Word of Mouth Marketing

Whether you are just starting your business or already a seasoned entrepreneur, there's something important for you in this episode! 

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47. 031: Stop Giving Everything Away
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Description:

In this very candid episode, I talk about myself and how I can help your company using my training and leadership consulting expertise.  It's not a pretty, well-wrapped marketing pitch. This one was hard to record and may be equally as hard to listen to...but I needed to get the words out.



48. 030: How to Market Yourself and Open Doors w/ Oliver M. Fitzpatrick
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Description: Be Genuine. Build Relationships. Market Yourself.

Do you have a great product or service, but have a hard time selling it. Most likely, there is a problem with your marketing strategy.  In this episode, Oliver Michael Fitzpatrick shares some tips on how to Market Yourself and Open Doors to get your brand in the hands of the right people.

NDeed Regime Handmade Custom Bowties Always had a passion for fashion Started as a wholesale business Manufactured Overseas Unique, but not custom Long lead time from order to delivery Moved to Handmade, Custom Products Attended Fashion School Learned to Sew Began choosing custom fabrics & styles More value, shorter delivery lead time Instant Competitive Advantage Leveraged Jobs/Career to Build Business Skills Retail Cell Phone Store Sales Strategies & Tactics Reading Body Language & Non-Verbal Cues Men's Suit Store Stylist How to Measure for Tailored Products Understand Men's Fashion Wants & Needs You Are Your Brand, Be a Genuine Person

Regardless of who you are interacting with, personally or professionally, it is important to be genuine.  Trying to adjust your personality to what you think people want to see is easily recognizable and a big turn off.  Whenever you Market Yourself to other people, Be Yourself.  Here are some other great tips from Oliver on how to Open Doors and create opportunities:

Always wear or display your product Conversation Starter Confidence in your brand Always have business cards on you to trade Don't give them out like candy Engage in conversation, be selective with your cards Have your Social Media Organized for Business This is Your Online Business Card Present the right image Your Product Needs a Strong Presence Connect with and Promote Other Entrepreneurs Be Able to Converse on a Variety of Topics Extends Meaningful Conversation Opportunities to Find Common Ground More Likely to Develop Connections Listen More than You Talk Find Common Ground Listen for Helpful Hints Introverts Make Good Networkers Let Other People Talk, Genuinely Care About What They are Saying Seek Mutual Benefits How Can My Brand Benefit This Person Can It Benefit Someone they Know How Can This Person Benefit Me

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49. 029: Leverage & Mechanical Advantage in Community Economics
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Description: Understanding Mechanical Advantage is Critical to Building Strong Community Economics

Cool kids, come have a seat at the nerds table! In this episode, we dig into the comprehensive definitions of Resources, Levers, Leverage, and Mechanical Advantage so we can apply the concepts to build stronger Community Economics.

Strap on your suspenders, hike up your pants, and find your old set of taped together glasses.  It's time to nerd out!

Key Definitions

Resource

A source of supply or support A natural source of wealth or revenue A source of information or expertise

Lever

A bar used to pry or dislodge something An inducing or compelling force: a tool

Leverage

The action of a lever or the mechanical advantage gained by it The use of credit to enhance one's speculative capacity

Mechanical Advantage

the advantage gained by the use of a mechanism in transmitting force specifically : the ratio of the force that performs the useful work of a machine to the force that is applied to the machine Economic Achievement Applications Work Harder
Twice as hard to achieve half as much True, but short-sighted Means we would have to work 4x as hard to keep up Unsustainable No long-term benefit Work Smarter We've all heard it, but what does  that mean In economic achievement, it means use leverage Sources of Leverage Credit: Most recognized Example
Grant & Scholarship Programs Professional Networks Fraternities & Sororities Partnerships Champions Job / Paycheck Examples of Leverage from Buy Black Podcast Guests Nneka Brown-Massey: Episode 003, Innovative Supplies Worldwide, Inc
Leveraged resources available to Veterans to start her business shortly after separating from the military Leveraged the Instagram platform to find Black Artists to contribute to her business Mike De Los Santos: Episode 006, Mike D's BBQ Leveraged Wins & Recognition from BBQ competitions to position himself as a premium brand above a highly competitive North Carolina market Leveraged a NASCAR Sponsorship to put his brand in front of an audience with whom he may not have otherwise gained access Jamel LeBranch: Episode 019, Faith is Fuel Shades Leveraged the influence of celebrities and athletes to position his product as a luxury brand Rashida Hawthorne: Episode 022, Glambulb Leveraged the drop shipping model to build a profitable business from a very low initial investment Leveraged the profits from that initial business to start a second, more cash intensive business DJay Reace: Episode 025, Mobile DJay Business Leverages relationships with people in complementary businesses to grow his client base Jarrod Woodley: Episode 028, The Land Banc Your Next Steps

Start looking for examples of people or companies using leverage in your own surroundings.  Look for opportunities to use leverage and take them.

Join the Buy Black Podcast Community Facebook Group and build relationships with our members.  Let's find ways to leverage each other to Build Businesses and stronger Community Economics.

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50. 028: Get Started in Real Estate Buying and Selling Raw Land
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Description: Start Your Real Estate Business with Raw Land Flipping

In this episode Jarrod Woodley shares his stories of trials and tribulation in the Real Estate business.  We learn about the difficulties associated with traditional Real Estate Investing, the stress of being a landlord, and how we can avoid it all by investing in Raw Land.  Don't miss this eye opening interview!

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51. 027: What Should I Do With My Tax Refund?
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Description: A Side Hustle Business Is the Investment for Tax Refund Money Considerations When Investing Level of Risk Potential Reward Level of Control Level of Effort Velocity of Return on Investment Comparing Common Investment Options Individual Retirement Account (IRA) / ROTH IRA / 401K Crypto-Currencies Single Stock Trading Mutual Fund Trading Real Estate Investing Side Hustle Businesses E-Commerce Specifically for this Episode My Recommended Strategy for Building Wealth Build a Starter Emergency Fund ($1000-$2000) Build a Business Fund ($5000 is our example but can be smaller) Register LLC & Open Business Account with Business Fund Resume Normal Habits With Job Income (pay down debt, save for vacations, fund retirement, etc.) Open & Scale E-Commerce Business Use Profit Distributions from E-Commerce to Buy Income Generating Assets (Real Estate, Art, other Businesses, etc.) You are now wealthy...give money, time, and energy to people and communities who need it; help others grow as you have

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52. 026: Build Strong Customer Relationships through Market Research
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Description: Market Research: What Do Customers Really Want?

In this episode, Johnathan Thomas explains how conducting thorough Market Research can help you grow your business.  As young entrepreneurs, we often sensationalize the process of Building a Business from Scratch.

On Day 1 you Start Your Business.  Three years later you're a multi-millionaire, but what happens in between?  If you’re doing things right, the answer to that question should be a lot of testing, observing, questioning, and reconfiguring.

If we put the right amount of energy into Market Research up front, it will save time, money, and show our customers that we really care about what they need…not what we want to sell.

Ivana Taylor at QuestionPro.com put together a Great List of Ideas to help you get started…check out the highlights:

Tip #1: Define the objective of your research.

“Having an objective for your Market Research will flesh out what kind of data you need to collect.”

Tip #2: Learn About Your Target Customers.

“When you take time to define your target customer you can also find the best products and services to sell to them.”

Tip #3: Recognize that knowing who you serve helps you define who you do not.

“It’s okay to decide on who is not a part of your target customer base. In fact, for small businesses knowing who you don’t cater to can be essential to helping you grow.”

Tip #4: Learn from your competition.

“By…doing in-person research, you can dig up a lot of information to help you define your unique selling position and create even better offers for your customers.”

Tip #5: Get your target customers to open up and tell you everything.

“A good customer survey is one of the most valuable Market Research Tools because it gives you the opportunity to get inside of your customer’s head. Many customers will be delighted to offer feedback. You can even give customers who fill out surveys a gift like a special coupon for their next purchase.”

Run Your Numbers

At the end of our episode, Johnathan says the best thing an aspiring business owner can do is “Run Your Numbers”.  As it is with Market Research, we have to put our passion and egos aside when making business decisions.  Identify your fixed costs, variable costs, potential revenue streams, and optimal price for your goods or services that will allow you to make a profit.  Remember, a business without income is just an expensive hobby.

To learn more about Market Research, “Running Your Numbers”, or starting a Global Housing Company like the one laid out in this episode, Connect With Johnathan at:

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53. 025: How to Build a Profitable Professional Network with DJay Reace
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Description: "Cocky Humble": Networking the DJay Reace Way

In this episode, I connect with DJay Reace to talk about his Mobile DJ business and learn how he builds symbiotic professional relationships that keep his business growing and get the money chasing him, rather than the other way around.  Join us!

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54. 024: Buy Black Podcast Blueprint for 2018
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Description: What You Can Expect From Me Focused Interview Format All guests will be on to teach first, promote second They are bringing us value, give them the feedback, engage, ask questions, and if you like their products, buy them Premier Resource Website Business Registration Links for each state Over 30 Black Business Directories Professional Networks, Advocacy Organizations Grant Programs, Capital Investors, Loans Regional Black Chambers of Commerce and other localized links App-Only Bonus Content Off the cuff mini-episodes PDF Resources Other Value Added Content Leave Comments on Episodes or Blog Posts with Text OR Voice What I need From You Advocates in the Community Actively Recruit New Listeners Download the App (iPhone/iPad)     |     (Android)
Point others to the App, not podplayers Review the Apps, much more convenient than iTunes Share the Business Registration page and Buy Black Resources page with everyone you know Engage with Our Guests, Our Content, and Me If you learn something valuable, email the guest and tell them how it helped Leave comments on episodes and blog posts (Voice or Text) Continue to email and connect with me on social media Join Buy Black Podcast Community Facebook Group Follow Me on Instagram Connect me with new guests Fill the Buy Black Podcast Business Directory Where I Expect to Be December 31st 2018 Partnerships with Regional Black Chambers of Commerce Network of Black-Owned Suppliers (supplier-specific directory) Podcast Sponsorships (Prominent Black-Owned Businesses) Speaking Engagements on Liberal & Conservative Black Collaboration

55. 023: Martin Luther King - I've Been to the Mountain Top
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Description: Happy Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Today, I want us to take some time to reflect on what Dr. King really stood for. The American education system and the media only focus on the I Have a Dream speech given on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, but that message was not the entirety of Dr. King's message. The speech we will hear today and which is transcribed below was actually the last that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered in his life. It was given in Tennessee, supporting the Memphis Sanitation Workers' Strike the day before his assassination.

The audience is much different from the millions who were listening to I Have a Dream in 1963, and the message is much more specific and directed to the Black Community as well. I hope this touches, motivates, and invigorates your spirit as deeply as it did mine. Thank you for sharing this moment with me.

God bless.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Memphis, TN - April 3, 1968

[Text transcribed directly from audio]

Thank you very kindly, my friends. As I listened to Ralph Abernathy and his eloquent and generous introduction and then thought about myself, I wondered who he was talking about. It's always good to have your closest friend and associate to say something good about you. And Ralph Abernathy is the best friend that I have in the world. I'm delighted to see each of you here tonight in spite of a storm warning. You reveal that you are determined to go on anyhow.

Something is happening in Memphis; something is happening in our world. And you know, if I were standing at the beginning of time, with the possibility of taking a kind of general and panoramic view of the whole of human history up to now, and the Almighty said to me, "Martin Luther King, which age would you like to live in?" I would take my mental flight by Egypt and I would watch God's children in their magnificent trek from the dark dungeons of Egypt through, or rather across the Red Sea, through the wilderness on toward the promised land. And in spite of its magnificence, I wouldn't stop there.

I would move on by Greece and take my mind to Mount Olympus. And I would see Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Euripides and Aristophanes assembled around the Parthenon. And I would watch them around the Parthenon as they discussed the great and eternal issues of reality. But I wouldn't stop there.

I would go on, even to the great heyday of the Roman Empire. And I would see developments around there, through various emperors and leaders. But I wouldn't stop there.

I would even come up to the day of the Renaissance, and get a quick picture of all that the Renaissance did for the cultural and aesthetic life of man. But I wouldn't stop there.

I would even go by the way that the man for whom I am named had his habitat. And I would watch Martin Luther as he tacked his Ninety-five Theses on the door at the Church of Wittenberg. But I wouldn't stop there.

I would come on up even to 1863, and watch a vacillating President by the name of Abraham Lincoln finally come to the conclusion that he had to sign the Emancipation Proclamation. But I wouldn't stop there.

I would even come up to the early thirties, and see a man grappling with the problems of the bankruptcy of his nation. And come with an eloquent cry that We Have Nothing to Fear but "Fear Itself." But I wouldn't stop there.

Strangely enough, I would turn to the Almighty, and say, "If you allow me to live just a few years in the second half of the 20th century, I will be happy."

Now that's a strange statement to make, because the world is all messed up. The nation is sick. Trouble is in the land; confusion all around. That's a strange statement. But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars. And I see God working in this period of the twentieth century in a way that men, in some strange way, are responding.

Something is happening in our world.

The masses of people are rising up. And wherever they are assembled today, whether they are in Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; Accra, Ghana; New York City; Atlanta, Georgia; Jackson, Mississippi; or Memphis, Tennessee -- the cry is always the same: "We want to be free."

And another reason that I'm happy to live in this period is that we have been forced to a point where we are going to have to grapple with the problems that men have been trying to grapple with through history, but the demands didn't force them to do it. Survival demands that we grapple with them. Men, for years now, have been talking about war and peace. But now, no longer can they just talk about it. It is no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence in this world; it's nonviolence or nonexistence. That is where we are today.

And also in the human rights revolution, if something isn't done, and done in a hurry, to bring the colored peoples of the world out of their long years of poverty, their long years of hurt and neglect, the whole world is doomed. Now, I'm just happy that God has allowed me to live in this period to see what is unfolding. And I'm happy that He's allowed me to be in Memphis.

I can remember -- I can remember when Negroes were just going around as Ralph has said, so often, scratching where they didn't itch, and laughing when they were not tickled. But that day is all over. We mean business now, and we are determined to gain our rightful place in God's world.

And that's all this whole thing is about. We aren't engaged in any negative protest and in any negative arguments with anybody. We are saying that we are determined to be men. We are determined to be people. We are saying -- We are saying that we are God's children. And that we are God's children, we don't have to live like we are forced to live.

Now, what does all of this mean in this great period of history? It means that we've got to stay together. We've got to stay together and maintain unity. You know, whenever Pharaoh wanted to prolong the period of slavery in Egypt, he had a favorite, favorite formula for doing it. What was that? He kept the slaves fighting among themselves. But whenever the slaves get together, something happens in Pharaoh's court, and he cannot hold the slaves in slavery. When the slaves get together, that's the beginning of getting out of slavery. Now let us maintain unity.

Secondly, let us keep the issues where they are.

The issue is injustice.

The issue is the refusal of Memphis to be fair and honest in its dealings with its public servants, who happen to be sanitation workers. Now, we've got to keep attention on that. That's always the problem with a little violence. You know what happened the other day, and the press dealt only with the window-breaking. I read the articles. They very seldom got around to mentioning the fact that one thousand, three hundred sanitation workers are on strike, and that Memphis is not being fair to them, and that Mayor Loeb is in dire need of a doctor. They didn't get around to that.

Now we're going to march again, and we've got to march again, in order to put the issue where it is supposed to be -- and force everybody to see that there are thirteen hundred of God's children here suffering, sometimes going hungry, going through dark and dreary nights wondering how this thing is going to come out. That's the issue. And we've got to say to the nation: We know how it's coming out. For when people get caught up with that which is right and they are willing to sacrifice for it, there is no stopping point short of victory.

We aren't going to let any mace stop us. We are masters in our nonviolent movement in disarming police forces; they don't know what to do. I've seen them so often. I remember in Birmingham, Alabama, when we were in that majestic struggle there, we would move out of the 16th Street Baptist Church day after day; by the hundreds we would move out. And Bull Connor would tell them to send the dogs forth, and they did come; but we just went before the dogs singing, "Ain't gonna let nobody turn me around."

Bull Connor next would say, "Turn the fire hoses on." And as I said to you the other night, Bull Connor didn't know history. He knew a kind of physics that somehow didn't relate to the transphysics that we knew about. And that was the fact that there was a certain kind of fire that no water could put out. And we went before the fire hoses; we had known water. If we were Baptist or some other denominations, we had been immersed. If we were Methodist, and some others, we had been sprinkled, but we knew water. That couldn't stop us.

And we just went on before the dogs and we would look at them; and we'd go on before the water hoses and we would look at it, and we'd just go on singing "Over my head I see freedom in the air." And then we would be thrown in the paddy wagons, and sometimes we were stacked in there like sardines in a can. And they would throw us in, and old Bull would say, "Take 'em off," and they did; and we would just go in the paddy wagon singing, "We Shall Overcome." And every now and then we'd get in jail, and we'd see the jailers looking through the windows being moved by our prayers, and being moved by our words and our songs. And there was a power there which Bull Connor couldn't adjust to; and so we ended up transforming Bull into a steer, and we won our struggle in Birmingham. Now we've got to go on in Memphis just like that. I call upon you to be with us when we go out Monday.

Now about injunctions:

We have an injunction and we're going into court tomorrow morning to fight this illegal, unconstitutional injunction. All we say to America is, "Be true to what you said on paper." If I lived in China or even Russia, or any totalitarian country, maybe I could understand some of these illegal injunctions. Maybe I could understand the denial of certain basic First Amendment privileges, because they hadn't committed themselves to that over there. But somewhere I read of the freedom of assembly. Somewhere I read of the freedom of speech. Somewhere I read of the freedom of press. Somewhere I read that the greatness of America is the right to protest for right. And so just as I say, we aren't going to let dogs or water hoses turn us around, we aren't going to let any injunction turn us around. We are going on.

We need all of you. And you know what's beautiful to me is to see all of these Ministers of the Gospel. It's a marvelous picture. Who is it that is supposed to articulate the longings and aspirations of the people more than the preacher? Somehow the preacher must have a kind of fire shut up in his bones. And whenever injustice is around he tell it. Somehow the preacher must be an Amos, and saith, "When God speaks who can but prophesy?" Again with Amos, "Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." Somehow the preacher must say with Jesus, "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me," and he's anointed me to deal with the problems of the poor."

And I want to commend the preachers, under the leadership of these noble men: James Lawson, one who has been in this struggle for many years; he's been to jail for struggling; he's been kicked out of Vanderbilt University for this struggle, but he's still going on, fighting for the rights of his people. Reverend Ralph Jackson, Billy Kiles; I could just go right on down the list, but time will not permit. But I want to thank all of them. And I want you to thank them, because so often, preachers aren't concerned about anything but themselves. And I'm always happy to see a relevant ministry.

It's all right to talk about "long white robes over yonder," in all of its symbolism. But ultimately people want some suits and dresses and shoes to wear down here! It's all right to talk about "streets flowing with milk and honey," but God has commanded us to be concerned about the slums down here, and his children who can't eat three square meals a day. It's all right to talk about the new Jerusalem, but one day, God's preacher must talk about the new New York, the new Atlanta, the new Philadelphia, the new Los Angeles, the new Memphis, Tennessee. This is what we have to do.

Now the other thing we'll have to do is this:

Always anchor our external direct action with the power of economic withdrawal.

Now, we are poor people. Individually, we are poor when you compare us with white society in America. We are poor. Never stop and forget that collectively -- that means all of us together -- collectively we are richer than all the nations in the world, with the exception of nine. Did you ever think about that? After you leave the United States, Soviet Russia, Great Britain, West Germany, France, and I could name the others, the American Negro collectively is richer than most nations of the world. We have an annual income of more than thirty billion dollars a year, which is more than all of the exports of the United States, and more than the national budget of Canada. Did you know that? That's power right there, if we know how to pool it.

We don't have to argue with anybody. We don't have to curse and go around acting bad with our words. We don't need any bricks and bottles. We don't need any Molotov cocktails. We just need to go around to these stores, and to these massive industries in our country, and say,

"God sent us by here, to say to you that you're not treating his children right. And we've come by here to ask you to make the first item on your agenda fair treatment, where God's children are concerned. Now, if you are not prepared to do that, we do have an agenda that we must follow. And our agenda calls for withdrawing economic support from you."

And so, as a result of this, we are asking you tonight, to go out and tell your neighbors not to buy Coca-Cola in Memphis. Go by and tell them not to buy Sealtest milk. Tell them not to buy -- what is the other bread? -- Wonder Bread. And what is the other bread company, Jesse? Tell them not to buy Hart's bread. As Jesse Jackson has said, up to now, only the garbage men have been feeling pain; now we must kind of redistribute the pain. We are choosing these companies because they haven't been fair in their hiring policies; and we are choosing them because they can begin the process of saying they are going to support the needs and the rights of these men who are on strike. And then they can move on town -- downtown and tell Mayor Loeb to do what is right.

But not only that, we've got to strengthen black institutions. I call upon you to take your money out of the banks downtown and deposit your money in Tri-State Bank. We want a "bank-in" movement in Memphis. Go by the savings and loan association. I'm not asking you something that we don't do ourselves at SCLC. Judge Hooks and others will tell you that we have an account here in the savings and loan association from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. We are telling you to follow what we are doing. Put your money there. You have six or seven black insurance companies here in the city of Memphis. Take out your insurance there. We want to have an "insurance-in."

Now these are some practical things that we can do. We begin the process of building a greater economic base. And at the same time, we are putting pressure where it really hurts. I ask you to follow through here.

Now, let me say as I move to my conclusion that we've got to give ourselves to this struggle until the end. Nothing would be more tragic than to stop at this point in Memphis. We've got to see it through. And when we have our march, you need to be there. If it means leaving work, if it means leaving school -- be there. Be concerned about your brother. You may not be on strike. But either we go up together, or we go down together.

Let us develop a kind of dangerous unselfishness.

One day a man came to Jesus, and he wanted to raise some questions about some vital matters of life. At points he wanted to trick Jesus, and show him that he knew a little more than Jesus knew and throw him off base....

Now that question could have easily ended up in a philosophical and theological debate. But Jesus immediately pulled that question from mid-air, and placed it on a dangerous curve between Jerusalem and Jericho. And he talked about a certain man, who fell among thieves. You remember that a Levite and a priest passed by on the other side. They didn't stop to help him. And finally a man of another race came by. He got down from his beast, decided not to be compassionate by proxy. But he got down with him, administered first aid, and helped the man in need. Jesus ended up saying, this was the good man, this was the great man, because he had the capacity to project the "I" into the "thou," and to be concerned about his brother.

Now you know, we use our imagination a great deal to try to determine why the priest and the Levite didn't stop. At times we say they were busy going to a church meeting, an ecclesiastical gathering, and they had to get on down to Jerusalem so they wouldn't be late for their meeting. At other times we would speculate that there was a religious law that "One who was engaged in religious ceremonials was not to touch a human body twenty-four hours before the ceremony." And every now and then we begin to wonder whether maybe they were not going down to Jerusalem -- or down to Jericho, rather to organize a "Jericho Road Improvement Association." That's a possibility. Maybe they felt that it was better to deal with the problem from the causal root, rather than to get bogged down with an individual effect.

But I'm going to tell you what my imagination tells me. It's possible that those men were afraid. You see, the Jericho road is a dangerous road. I remember when Mrs. King and I were first in Jerusalem. We rented a car and drove from Jerusalem down to Jericho. And as soon as we got on that road, I said to my wife, "I can see why Jesus used this as the setting for his parable." It's a winding, meandering road. It's really conducive for ambushing. You start out in Jerusalem, which is about 1200 miles -- or rather 1200 feet above sea level. And by the time you get down to Jericho, fifteen or twenty minutes later, you're about 2200 feet below sea level. That's a dangerous road. In the days of Jesus it came to be known as the "Bloody Pass." And you know, it's possible that the priest and the Levite looked over that man on the ground and wondered if the robbers were still around. Or it's possible that they felt that the man on the ground was merely faking. And he was acting like he had been robbed and hurt, in order to seize them over there, lure them there for quick and easy seizure. And so the first question that the priest asked -- the first question that the Levite asked was, "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?" But then the Good Samaritan came by. And he reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"

That's the question before you tonight.

Not, "If I stop to help the sanitation workers, what will happen to my job. Not, "If I stop to help the sanitation workers what will happen to all of the hours that I usually spend in my office every day and every week as a pastor?" The question is not, "If I stop to help this man in need, what will happen to me?" The question is, "If I do not stop to help the sanitation workers, what will happen to them?" That's the question.

Let us rise up tonight with a greater readiness. Let us stand with a greater determination. And let us move on in these powerful days, these days of challenge to make America what it ought to be. We have an opportunity to make America a better nation. And I want to thank God, once more, for allowing me to be here with you.

You know, several years ago, I was in New York City autographing the first book that I had written. And while sitting there autographing books, a demented black woman came up. The only question I heard from her was, "Are you Martin Luther King?" And I was looking down writing, and I said, "Yes." And the next minute I felt something beating on my chest. Before I knew it I had been stabbed by this demented woman. I was rushed to Harlem Hospital. It was a dark Saturday afternoon. And that blade had gone through, and the X-rays revealed that the tip of the blade was on the edge of my aorta, the main artery. And once that's punctured, your drowned in your own blood -- that's the end of you.

It came out in the New York Times the next morning, that if I had merely sneezed, I would have died. Well, about four days later, they allowed me, after the operation, after my chest had been opened, and the blade had been taken out, to move around in the wheel chair in the hospital. They allowed me to read some of the mail that came in, and from all over the states and the world, kind letters came in. I read a few, but one of them I will never forget. I had received one from the President and the Vice-President. I've forgotten what those telegrams said. I'd received a visit and a letter from the Governor of New York, but I've forgotten what that letter said. But there was another letter that came from a little girl, a young girl who was a student at the White Plains High School. And I looked at that letter, and I'll never forget it. It said simply,

"Dear Dr. King,

I am a ninth-grade student at the White Plains High School."

And she said,

"While it should not matter, I would like to mention that I'm a white girl. I read in the paper of your misfortune, and of your suffering. And I read that if you had sneezed, you would have died. And I'm simply writing you to say that I'm so happy that you didn't sneeze."

And I want to say tonight -- I want to say tonight that I too am happy that I didn't sneeze. Because if I had sneezed, I wouldn't have been around here in 1960, when students all over the South started sitting-in at lunch counters. And I knew that as they were sitting in, they were really standing up for the best in the American dream, and taking the whole nation back to those great wells of democracy which were dug deep by the Founding Fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

If I had sneezed, I wouldn't have been around here in 1961, when we decided to take a ride for freedom and ended segregation in inter-state travel.

If I had sneezed, I wouldn't have been around here in 1962, when Negroes in Albany, Georgia, decided to straighten their backs up. And whenever men and women straighten their backs up, they are going somewhere, because a man can't ride your back unless it is bent.

If I had sneezed -- If I had sneezed I wouldn't have been here in 1963, when the black people of Birmingham, Alabama, aroused the conscience of this nation, and brought into being the Civil Rights Bill.

If I had sneezed, I wouldn't have had a chance later that year, in August, to try to tell America about a dream that I had had.

If I had sneezed, I wouldn't have been down in Selma, Alabama, to see the great Movement there.

If I had sneezed, I wouldn't have been in Memphis to see a community rally around those brothers and sisters who are suffering.

I'm so happy that I didn't sneeze.

And they were telling me --. Now, it doesn't matter, now. It really doesn't matter what happens now. I left Atlanta this morning, and as we got started on the plane, there were six of us. The pilot said over the public address system, "We are sorry for the delay, but we have Dr. Martin Luther King on the plane. And to be sure that all of the bags were checked, and to be sure that nothing would be wrong with on the plane, we had to check out everything carefully. And we've had the plane protected and guarded all night."

And then I got into Memphis. And some began to say the threats, or talk about the threats that were out. What would happen to me from some of our sick white brothers?

Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it really doesn't matter with me now, because I've been to the mountaintop.

And I don't mind.

Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land!

And so I'm happy, tonight.

I'm not worried about anything.

I'm not fearing any man!

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord!!



56. 022: How to Start a Drop Shipping Business with Rashida Hawthorne
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Description: Lay the Foundation for Your Empire with a Drop Shipping Business

Do you want to start your own business, but don’t feel ready to take such a big risk. Finding a product, buying inventory, advertising…the process can be overwhelming.  My guest Started a Drop Shipping Business to lower her risk and get her first business off the ground.

Join us, as Rashida explains how she used the profits from her Hover Board Drop Shipping Business to launch Glambulb, the perfect lightbulb for makeup application.

Both the Drop Shipping Business and Glambulb are tools Rashida is using to work toward her ultimate goal. Building an entrepreneurial empire that changes the Christian Entertainment Industry.

This episode lays out the steps you can take to build your empire, starting with a Drop Shipping Product and ending at Your Dream Business.

Find a product that is high quality, very popular (preferably trending), and reasonably expensive. Find a manufacturer who supports the Drop Shipping Business Model. Negotiate your pricing. Build your Online Storefront; Shopify has one of the best platforms for this. Start Selling! Drop Shipping Businesses Are a Favorite for Beginning Entrepreneurs

You’re able to sell pretty expensive products at high profit margins, with almost no startup costs! The best part, especially for people with low or no capital, is that you don’t own or have to store inventory!  Your customers buy from your website, your manufacturer stores and ships the products, and you collect the profits from the transaction.  It doesn’t get much easier than that!

It’s going to take more of us starting small businesses like this to build Economic Power in the Black Community.  Every new profitable business we start is another step toward true independence and equality.  It’s time to leave the sidelines and check into the game.  Get your Business Plan together Setup Your LLC, and make something happen.  The market is waiting for you!

Use our Buy Black Business Resources to help you get started!

Connect With Rashida

sayhello@glambulb.com

www.glambulb.com

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gerald@buyblackpodcast.com

+15017030363

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57. 021: How to Make the New Tax Law Work For You
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Make the New Tax Law Work For You

In this episode, I break down most of the new provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. 

Recording from 1981 Lee Atwater explaining the context of “The Southern Strategy” that Reagan used to beat Jimmy Carter. Specifically, how you get the racist vote in a time when you can’t say overtly racist things. Gives the coded language example of “Cutting Taxes” as the dog whistle for racists, knowing that these and similar policies will hurt black people more than white people. This allows the Republican to court the racist voter without overtly claiming to be racist

 

Breaking Down the Tax Law for Individuals # of tax brackets didn’t change Rates temporarily drop for all but the lowest bracket Standard deduction doubled Families are less likely to benefit from itemizing No more Personal Exemption $4150 exemption for you and each dependent is gone Family with three or more kids will lose more than they gain in rate cut Child tax credit raised from $1000 to $2000 Only $1400 refundable Other $600 only applies to reduce your liability if you owe taxes Credit applies to incomes up to $400,000 Formerly only $110,000…benefit to upper-middle class Added $500 credit for non-child dependents College students, elderly parents, etc. Cap on State and Local Tax Deduction ($10,000) Will affect people in high-tax states most Mortgage Interest Deduction on new debt capped at $750,000 (was $1,000,000) No effect on existing mortgages Student Loan interest still deductible $2500 Medical Expenses over 7.5% of your Adjusted Gross Income is deductible Formerly had to surpass 10% Teachers can still deduct up to $250 in supplies expenses Electric Car tax credit still $7500 Only offered on first 200,000 cars sold by each manufacturer Running out of time for buying from GM, Nissan, Tesla No change in tax break for selling your home 529 Savings can be used for private school tuition Up to $10,000 Alimony tax deduction goes away Applies to separation and divorce paperwork filed after 31 December 2018 Disaster deduction now only applies if loss occurred in official National Disaster No moving expense, tax prep, bicycle commuter deductions Individual Mandate penalty reduced to $0 Effectively repealed Changes how inflation is gauged for tax purposes From CPI-U to Chain Weighted CPI-U Considered more accurate because it accounts for spending adjustments make in the face of higher prices Potential for Bracket Creep Key Provisions for Businesses Top marginal rate for C-Corporations permanently dropped from 35% to 21% Pass through companies taxes go by owners’ personal tax rates Law adds 20% deduction for pass through income Applies to all business owners with personal income below $157,500 ($315,000 Married Filing Jointly) Affects income tax but not self-employment tax Certain professional services with incomes over the threshold are excluded from receiving the 20% deduction Legal, Accounting, Health, and others These firms may consider tax structure changes to C-Corp depending on their financial realities

Note: Check out BuyBlack Podcast Episode 004-C, to review the advantages & disadvantages of different legal & tax business structures

https://buyblackpodcast.com/podcast/solo/choosing-legal-business-structure/

More Businesses qualify for cash-based accounting versus the GAAP standard of accrual-based accounting (up from $5M in gross receipts to $25M) This is less accurate for judging a business’ solvency, but simpler and more accurate at seeing how much cash a business has on hand today.

The catch to all of this is that most of the personal tax cuts and provisions expire in 2025 while the corporate cuts are permanent.  This tax law gives us a small peek into how the game is played…if we’re paying close enough attention.

GOP anticipating being able to ride the “low taxes” wave into a 2020 re-election for #45 This law keeps the low taxes through the presumed second term, then ends them in January 2025, just as the new president (who we can tell they are expecting to be a Democrat) takes office Then, as taxes skyrocket and the economy crashes they can blame it on the “failing” Democrat president. They will leverage that to try to pickup up some of the Congressional seats that they will inevitably lose over the coming seven years, and hope the story sticks long enough to win back the White House in 2028.

We should always be looking at the long game and how moves made today setup the chess board for the future.  I guarantee you, that’s how the people in Washington put things together, so it’s in our best interest to look at their moves through their eyes.

 

How can you, I, we work this new law to our advantage

Take advantage of the 529 Savings Plan for private school Start a small business as a side hustle Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, LLC, or S-Corp See BuyBlack Podcast Episode 004-D for tips to help you get started

https://buyblackpodcast.com/podcast/solo/set-up-your-llc/

The BuyBlack Resource List has over 200 links to sites that can help you build and grow your business as well.

https://buyblackpodcast.com/buy-black-business-resources/

Convert your profitable professional services company from a pass through to a C-Corp Check with your lawyer and accountant to see if this is best for your specific business and circumstances. Do not take my word…I am not a professional…this is not legal, financial, or tax advice

 

How “We” Beat this System Designed to “Hurt Blacks more than Whites”

Recognize that this is all a game You can’t win a game that you don’t know is being played This is a huge part of “consciousness” Being aware of the levers, pulleys, and systems in motion all around you and learning how the gears work Once you recognize the game, you learn the rules and how it is intended to be played Figure out how to make those rules work in your favor, then dominate the board This is basically The Matrix That whole movie was essentially a lesson on unleashing the intense power that we each have when we wake up and become conscious of the power systems moving the world forward Right now, the rules are being rewritten to heavily favor the producer, the creator, the owner To benefit, you must define yourself as a producer. You must create value for the market. You must build and own things with appreciating value.

It just so happens, that is exactly what this podcast exists to promote in our community

We are currently America’s biggest consumers; its most loyal employees; its least successful entrepreneurs This is why using coded phrases like “tax cuts”, “tough on crime” and “reducing entitlements” can actually speak to racists AND accomplish what they want…to implement policies that disproportionately harm our community When we learn the rules to this game, then use the existing structure to move our community from net consumption to net production, none of those things will hurt us. In fact, they will help us more than the majority because of our smaller population This is how Davis slays Goliath. He is smaller, more agile, quicker to react, adjust, switch tactics, and use weapons of opportunity We must become a community of economic Davids

Disclaimer: I am not a Tax Attorney (or any kind of Attorney) and I am not an Accountant.  This is not Tax Advice or Financial Advice.  It’s just information.  Please speak to one of the aforementioned experts before making ANY decisions based on the information you get from this episode.

Resources:

If you have a website of any kind, you want to hire Ratel SEO to help you get found. 

https://ratelseo.com/

Don’t waste another day living on the fifth or sixth page of Google, Bing, or Yahoo.  Darrin is a real life SEO wizard and he will get you set and teach you so much along the way.

If you’re ready to get your business started, listen to BuyBlack Podcast Episodes 004A-004D. 

https://buyblackpodcast.com/podcast/004-three-things-need-start-business/

They’re relatively short and packed full of information to start you on the right track.  If you have questions, I’m always available to help.

Email me at gerald@buyblackpodcast.com or you can call 501-703-0363 to connect with me by phone.

Thanks for listening!



58. 020: Understanding and Applying Prosperity Economics Principles with Curtis May
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In this episode, Curtis May interviews me for his podcast, The Practical Wealth Show. Curtis and I connected for the first time a few weeks ago, and after spending almost three hours talking shop we knew two things.  1. We should have hit record as soon as we connected and 2. We've got to get our respective messages to each others' audiences.

We hit a lot of great points in this show from the ability to generate your own power to investing in business ownership over the stock market.  Curtis also scratches the surface of explaining and applying Prosperity Economics concepts in your wealth-building strategies.

If you like what you hear you can learn more by downloading the free ebook, "Financial Planning Has Failed" from:

http://my.officevp.com/p/38522?mid=12467

Or you can schedule a free 15 Minute consultation with Curtis at:

http://my.officevp.com/p/38523?mid=12467

Get more episodes, and find links to over 200 VERIFIED & ORGANIZED Resource Links broken into 25 Categories to help you find anything you need for business, job growth, education, professional networks, financing, and of course, Buying from Black-Owned Businesses at buyblackpodcast.com.

As always, you can connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @buyblackpodcast

Or at my new email address: gerald@buyblackpodcast.com

(gjones@buyblackpodcast.com is still valid as well...it forwards to the above)

Thanks for listening!



59. 019: Leveraging Influencer Marketing to Promote Your Business
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Listen as Jamel talks about overcoming the losses of his two sisters and taking lessons from their lives to found the Faith Is Fuel movement.

Check out www.FIFShades.com.

Connect with Jamel to learn about his products and how you can help him with the FIF Gives Back Program at:

fifshades@yahoo.com or 402-320-0557

FB or IG: @FIFShades

Get more episodes, and find links to over 200 VERIFIED & ORGANIZED Resource Links broken into 25 Categories to help you find anything you need for business, job growth, education, professional networks, financing, and of course, Buying from Black-Owned Businesses at buyblackpodcast.com.

Connect with me and the BuyBlack Podcast Community at:

gerald@buyblackpodcast.com or 501-765-3998

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60. 018: How to Build Your Private Label Brand Selling on Amazon
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If you've ever considered creating and marketing your own brand of products, this episode is for you.  Today, we discuss the three main business models that companies use to sell on Amazon (retail arbitrage, private labeling, and wholesale), and walk through the steps to create and build your own product brand online.  We also talk about vertical integration vs. horizontal integration and the importance of each in building value in your brand and your business.  We close by pulling it all together with a case example using the exotic pet supplies market niche.  This episode is full of gold nuggets.  Don't miss it.

Get more episodes, and find links to over 200 VERIFIED & ORGANIZED Resource Links broken into 25 Categories to help you find anything you need for business, job growth, education, professional networks, financing, and of course, Buying from Black-Owned Businesses at buyblackpodcast.com.

Want to learn more about this? Connect with me:

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61. 017: 22 Black Owned Businesses to Buy from This Holiday Season
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This episode is purely about supporting Black Owned Businesses this Holiday Season.  I bring you 22 companies with unique products and services that are excellent gift ideas for each of your friends and family members.  Listen to the show, connect with these businesses, and become the gift hero of your circle in 2017. Join BuyBlack Podcast Community Facebook Group & Share Links to Black Owned Businesses You're Supporting this year.

Get more episodes, and find links to over 200 VERIFIED & ORGANIZED Resource Links broken into 25 Categories to help you find anything you need for business, job growth, education, professional networks, financing, and of course, Buying from Black-Owned Businesses at buyblackpodcast.com.

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Schedule a Recording Session with me to promote Your Business on the show 

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22 Black Owned Businesses You Want to Buy From 

GEMBLENDER - "Welcome to the new #GEMeration." http://www.gemblender.com 

Nature Boy Grooming Products - "Feel fresh before stepping out to take on the world." http://natureboyproducts.com/ 

Bevel Grooming Products - "'Good Enough' Wasn't Good Enough" https://getbevel.com/ 

Bolden Skin Care Products - "Take your daily routine to THE NEXT LEVEL" https://www.boldenusa.com/ 

MyBestBox - "Happiness is the highest form of health."https://www.mybestbox.com 

Civilian Force Arms - "Quality, Precision, Reliability" https://civilianforcearms.com

Spring Break Watches - "Increase Solidarity, Strengthen and Build, Unite and Amplify"https://www.springbreakwatches.com/ 

de·fine·me GREEK - "More than an Apparel Company - It's a Movement!"https://define-me-greek.myshopify.com/ 

Audacity Tees - "For the potty mouthed, audacious, righteous nerds in the world" https://shop.spreadshirt.com/audacitytees/ 

Vita Shoes Company - "Community. Affordability. Quality."http://www.vitashoesco.com/ 

Banneker Watches & Clocks - "Wear the History...Share the History"http://www.bannekerstore.com/ 

FIFShades - "The Future of Eyewear is Here" https://www.fifshades.com/ 

N-Deed Regime - "Elegance at Its Best" http://ndeedregime.bigcartel.com/ 

Dapper Black Box - "The First and Only Subscription Service for the Conscious Gentleman" http://www.dapperblackbox.com/ 

beingU - "Nude Lingerie Designed with Your Body in Mind" http://beingu.me/ 

Naturally Perfect Dolls - "It's time for our young girls to have a new standard" https://meisiepedia.myshopify.com/ 

Natural Girls United - "Our Beauty Recognized..."http://www.naturalgirlsunited.com/ 

Phoenix Deep Rooted Organics - "The Rebirth of Healthy Hair"https://www.phoenixdeeprooted.com/ 

Curls, Twists, Coils & Kinks Magazine - "The haircare magazine for textured naturals" http://ctckmagazine.com/ 

Mike D's BBQ - "Throw Some D's On It" https://www.mikedsbbq.com/ 

Noirbnb - "The Future of Black Travel" http://noirbnb.com/ 

Innclusive - "Be Yourself" https://www.innclusive.com/ 

Airfordable - "On a Mission to Democratize Travel" https://www.airfordable.com/    

 



62. 016: How the Black Community Can Become a Political and Economic Powerhouse
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This episode has been a long time coming.  I made a promise in the introduction to this podcast that I would not talk politics on the show.  In reality, doing that and building an honest, open platform with real connections between people is pretty much impossible.  So, today's show is all about politics.  Specifically, how the idea of being a Democrat or a Republican is not in the best interest of the black community.  Rather than being the workhorses and mouthpieces of parties that care nothing about us, we need to turn our attention on using our different political leanings, passions, and skills to build a better future for our children in this world.  If we start today with liberal activists working collectively to change the system, and conservative business leaders working collectively to revive entrepreneurship, strong family devotion, and cultural pride in our upcoming generation, we can change the face of this nation over the next 30 years in a way that produces positive outcomes for all Americans.

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Connect with me:

gerald@buyblackpodcast.com

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Text or Call: 501.765.3998

Resources:

https://youtu.be/9Y1jdsopdpE

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/11/opinion/sunday/interracial-friendship-donald-trump.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

 



63. 015: How to Start a Profitable Amazon Sales Business for Less Than $500
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Description:

November is here, and that means online selling season is about to be in full effect.  In this episode, I lay out the steps to setup a profitable Amazon sales business for less than $500 using a product sourcing technique called retail arbitrage.  I share my experiences getting started and relay the tools, techniques, and tips I used to turn a profit within my first 30 days.  This show is a must listen.

Get more episodes, and find links to over 200 VERIFIED & ORGANIZED Resource Links broken into 25 Categories to help you find anything you need for business, job growth, education, professional networks, financing, and of course, Buying from Black-Owned Businesses at buyblackpodcast.com.

If you want to learn more or would like to get my tailored email template for getting great seller reviews, reach out to me at gerald@buyblackpodcast.com.

You can find all the tools I mentioned during the show at the links below:

https://sellercentral.amazon.com

http://www.inventorylab.com

http://www.manager.io/

 

 



64. 014: Shifting the Black Community from Consumers to Producers
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In this episode, we tackle some hard truths about the deep divide between Black Consumers and Black Business Owners.  By reviewing four articles on the topic, we get a clear picture of the root causes, economic outcomes, and resulting opinions of each group about the other which work to maintain our community's economically disadvantaged position.  Don't miss this informative episode. Follow the links below to review the articles for yourself.

Get more episodes, and find links to over 200 VERIFIED & ORGANIZED Resource Links broken into 25 Categories to help you find anything you need for business, job growth, education, professional networks, financing, and of course, Buying from Black-Owned Businesses at buyblackpodcast.com.

Was Integration a Good Thing for Black People? Probably Not

https://www.africanglobe.net/featured/integration-good-black-people/

11 Realities Faced by Black-Owned Businesses

https://rollingout.com/2017/05/01/11-realities-faced-black-owned-businesses/

#BuyBlack: The Problem With Supporting Black-Owned Businesses (And How We Can Fix It)

http://clutchmagonline.com/2016/08/buyblack-the-problem-with-supporting-black-owned-businesses-and-how-we-fix-it/

If You're a Black Business Owner Who Wants to Succeed, Leave the African-American Consumer Behind

http://www.blackeconomicdevelopment.com/if-you%E2%80%99re-a-black-business-owner-who-wants-to-succeed-leave-the-african-american-consumer-behind/



65. 013: Five Steps to Set and Achieve SMART Goals for 2018
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In this episode, I lay out a five step process to set and achieve SMART goals in your life, and issue a challenge to move from reactive (survival) style thinking to proactive (problem solving) style thinking.  To share your ideas or get help developing SMART goals, reach out to me at gerald@buyblackpodcast.com. Connect with me on FB, Twitter, or IG @buyblackpodcast.

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66. 012: Vita Shoes Company. Great Cause. Great Shoes.
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Today, we reconnect with Daniel Abaraoha, founder and CEO of Vita Shoes Company to kickoff his La Vita e Bella Drive.  From 15-29 October 2017, Vita Shoes has set a goal to sell 50 pairs of sneakers, then subsequently donate $1000 from those sales to support the company's collaborative project with Casa Libre in Los Angeles.  If you haven't heard Daniel's story, you're in for a treat.  If you joined us before, this is a great chance to reconnect and take action.  Support Daniel, the La Vita e Bella Drive, and ultimately the kids at Casa Libre...buy a pair of Vita Shoes today.

Get more episodes, and find links to over 200 VERIFIED & ORGANIZED Resource Links broken into 25 Categories to help you find anything you need for business, job growth, education, professional networks, financing, and of course, Buying from Black-Owned Businesses at buyblackpodcast.com.



67. 011: Why the Black Community Needs to Embrace Gun Ownership
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Some people may find this episode a little controversial, but it is the reality for the black community as I see it.  Each instance of a tragic mass shooting in the United States prompts immediate calls for new, more strict gun ownership regulations with the black community faithfully leading that charge.  In reality we, above all other communities in the U.S., need to embrace and practice responsible gun ownership for the protection of ourselves, our families, and our communities in an environment that has always been hostile and oppressive toward us.

Get more episodes, and find links to over 200 VERIFIED & ORGANIZED Resource Links broken into 25 Categories to help you find anything you need for business, job growth, education, professional networks, financing, and of course, Buying from Black-Owned Businesses at buyblackpodcast.com.

I want to hear your opinions on gun control.  Contact me at:

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501.765.3998

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68. 010: A Scientific Approach to Naturally Grow, Nourish, and Protect Your Hair with Jamille Robinson
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In this episode, Jamille Robinson explains how she combined her passions for cosmetology and pharmacology to develop a uniquely scientific approach to natural hair care.  After experiencing personal hair loss in the wake of a serious medical diagnosis, she quickly went to work in her lab developing a natural solution to regrow and strengthen her hair.  Over the following months she perfected her formula introduced it to the market, and added four additional product lines to serve all forms of natural hair from men's beards to dreadlocks.  After hearing her story, you'll agree that her products should be at the forefront of the natural hair care market. Don't miss it.

Get more episodes, and find links to over 200 VERIFIED & ORGANIZED Resource Links broken into 25 Categories to help you find anything you need for business, job growth, education, professional networks, financing, and of course, Buying from Black-Owned Businesses at buyblackpodcast.com.

www.phoenixdeeprooted.com

https://www.instagram.com/phoenixdeeprooted/

https://www.facebook.com/phoenixdeeprooted/

Contact the Host:

gerald@buyblackpodcast.com

501.765.3998

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69. 009: The Strategic Goal Behind Colin Kaepernick National Anthem Kneeling Protests
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This episode builds upon the recent focus a growth around the NFL boycott and #TakeAKnee protests by revisiting the strategic goal of the movement (to decrease police violence against non-threatening black people).  We recap the findings from the July 2016 Harvard produced working paper titled "An Empirical Analysis of Racial Differences in Police Use of Force" as well as a rebuttal Harvard article titled "Roland Fryer is wrong: There is racial bias in shootings by police". We conclude by reinforcing the fact that simply protesting the NFL is not enough. Real change will only come when the black community has the wealth and political clout to demand and win equal treatment under the law.  We are still waiting on that first crucial conviction.

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Contact the Host (Gerald Jones)

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70. 008: Reviving the Entrepreneurial Spirit in the Black Community with Pastor Eugene Udell
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In this episode, Pastor Eugene Udell lays out the blueprint for restoring strength in the black community by educating our children in faith, love, and the spirit of entrepreneurship.

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Contact the Host

Email: gerald@buyblackpodcast.com | Cell: 501.765.3998 | Twitter/FB/IG: @buyblackpodcast

Contact Pastor Udell: Boss 3 Basketball Leagues

Email: eugeneudell@yahoo.com | Phone: 501.850.2002



71. 007: Fifteen Businesses You Can Start at Any Time or Place
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In this episode, you'll find 15 ideas for businesses that you can start in any city with minimal resources, without leasing facilities or office space.  Whether you've been forced to move to a new home, or are simply looking for an opportunity to break free from working for someone else, the topics in this show can help you get started today.

With our friends and family struggling to recover from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and many more currently seeking cover as Hurricane Irma descends on Florida, the only topic on my mind is how we can create opportunities to take economic ownership of our lives in the wake of natural disasters and other life altering tragedies.

Get more episodes, and find links to over 200 VERIFIED & ORGANIZED Resource Links broken into 25 Categories to help you find anything you need for business, job growth, education, professional networks, financing, and of course, Buying from Black-Owned Businesses at buyblackpodcast.com.

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gerald@buyblackpodcast.com

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72. 006-B: Labor Relations and Black Economics in the Early 20th Century
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Happy Labor Day! Today's episode asks (and potentially answers) the question of what Labor Day should mean to the black community.  We learn a bit about the holiday's origins and take an in-depth look into several early 20th Century events that shaped labor relations and black economics for the following generations.

Get more episodes, and find links to over 200 VERIFIED & ORGANIZED Resource Links broken into 25 Categories to help you find anything you need for business, job growth, education, professional networks, financing, and of course, Buying from Black-Owned Businesses at buyblackpodcast.com.

Tools, Resources, and Links

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/9/6/1417213/-Labor-Day-the-labor-movement-and-black-Americans

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass_racial_violence_in_the_United_States

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_race_riot

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_St._Louis_riots

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Summer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_race_riot_of_1919

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omaha_race_riot_of_1919

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elaine_race_riot

Email Me: gerald@buyblackpodcast.com

Call Me: 501-765-3998

 



73. 006: Social Activism, Business Leadership, and BBQ Sauce - Rebuilding the Black Community w/ Mike De Los Santos
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In this episode, Mike De Los Santos (Founder & CEO of Mike D's BBQ) and I test a new format for the show while sharing a deep conversation on social activism, business leadership, product marketing, and so much more.

Join us as we discuss topics from product marketing to confederate statue removal and nearly everything in between.  While you're listening, visit www.mikedsbbq.com to stock up on Mike's award-winning sauces and dry rubs for your Labor Day weekend!

Get more episodes, and find links to over 200 VERIFIED & ORGANIZED Resource Links broken into 25 Categories to help you find anything you need for business, job growth, education, professional networks, financing, and of course, Buying from Black-Owned Businesses at buyblackpodcast.com.

Tools, Resources, and Links

www.mikedsbbq.com

www.actionnc.org

Find Mike on Social Media

Instagram: @mikedsbbq

Twitter: @MikeDsBBQ

Facebook: @mikedsbbq

Have Feedback, Questions, Requests? Connect With Me Now:

Email: gerald@buyblackpodcast.com

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74. 005-B: Five Secrets to Build A Strong Personal Brand
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Building on Episode 5, this show digs into why you should recognize that everything in life revolves around marketing, and how you can build yourself into a powerful brand that will generate better job opportunities, more clients, and stronger relationships that will accelerate you toward achieving your personal and professional goals.

For a deep dive on this topic, check out Neil Patel & Aaron Agius' incredible resource, "The Complete Guide to Building Your Personal Brand" here:

https://www.quicksprout.com/the-complete-guide-to-building-your-personal-brand/

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Contact Me:

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75. 005: Design, Build, and Direct the Path of Your Career with Brandon Campbell
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Join me and my guest, Brandon Campbell as we discuss his career evolution from beginning as a budding journalist in Iowa to riding on private jets with Vince McMahon, and eventually starting his own event planning, modeling agency, and clothing businesses.  This episode is filled with wisdom, inspiration, and guidance for anyone interested in a career in fashion or pure entrepreneurship.  Don't miss the chance to pick up this knowledge.  Brandon is on fire.

Get more episodes, and find links to over 200 VERIFIED & ORGANIZED Resource Links broken into 25 Categories to help you find anything you need for business, job growth, education, professional networks, financing, and of course, Buying from Black-Owned Businesses at buyblackpodcast.com.

Tools, Resources, and Links

Model Call for Plano Fashion Week is 24 September, 2017.  Find detailed information on how to sign up here:

http://www.planofashionweek.com

Baton Rouge Fashion Week, coming February 2018.  All details available at:

http://www.batonrougefashionweek.com

The original Little Rock Fashion Week just wrapped up for 2017.  Find images and information about the event here:

http://www.littlerockfashionweek.com

Brandon's Talent Agency, Oneofakind Talent Inc. can be found here:

http://www.oneofakindtalentinc.com/index.html

Cover photo by Brian Brimley Photography



76. 004-D: Five Secrets to Setting Up Your LLC
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In this final episode in the "Start Your Business Now" series, I cover five readily available "secrets" that you should know before paying another company several hundred dollars to file LLC paperwork on your behalf.  Later in the episode, I briefly touch on the current events happening in Charlottesville, VA as well as the non-boycotting, "boycott the NFL" mouthpieces we've all seen on social media.

Get more episodes, and find links to over 200 VERIFIED & ORGANIZED Resource Links broken into 25 Categories to help you find anything you need for business, job growth, education, professional networks, financing, and of course, Buying from Black-Owned Businesses at buyblackpodcast.com.

Contact me, Gerald Jones, with your questions comments, or concerns at:

gerald@buyblackpodcast.com

Tools, Resources, and Links

Get Your Federal Employer Identifiication Number here: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/apply-for-an-employer-identification-number-ein-online

Check out previous episodes in this series here:

https://buyblackpodcast.com/podcast/004-three-things-need-start-business/

https://buyblackpodcast.com/podcast/solo/one-page-business-plan/

https://buyblackpodcast.com/podcast/solo/choosing-legal-business-structure/

Join the BuyBlack Podcast Community Facebook Group here:

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77. 004-C: Choosing the Right Legal Structure for Your Business
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In the third episode of the BuyBlack Podcast series on starting your business, we discuss the features, advantages, and disadvantages associated with setting up your business as a Sole Proprietorship, General Partnership, C-Corporation, S-Corporation, or Limited Liability Company.  Don't miss this direct and informative show.

Get more episodes, and find links to over 200 VERIFIED & ORGANIZED Resource Links broken into 25 Categories to help you find anything you need for business, job growth, education, professional networks, financing, and of course, Buying from Black-Owned Businesses at buyblackpodcast.com.

Resources, Tools, and Links

Prior Episodes in the series:

https://buyblackpodcast.com/podcast/solo/one-page-business-plan/

https://buyblackpodcast.com/podcast/004-three-things-need-start-business/

Business Entities Comparison Chart:

https://www.ilrg.com/corp/entitycomparison.html

Contact me, Gerald Jones:

Email: gerald@buyblackpodcast.com

Call: 501-765-3998

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78. 004-B: Create Your One Page Business Plan in Nine Easy Steps
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This is the second episode in a 4-part series on overcoming common obstacles and objections to start your own business.  Join me as I lay out the nine essential components in a business model, and walk you through how to use the Business Model Canvas tool to capture yours on a single sheet of paper.  This show is full of actionable tips and analyzes the business model canvas using case studies from the retail, advertising, and service industries.  If you want capture your business idea in an organized way that can be easily communicated to lenders or investors, you don't want to miss this episode.

Get more episodes, and find links to over 200 VERIFIED & ORGANIZED Resource Links broken into 25 Categories to help you find anything you need for business, job growth, education, professional networks, financing, and of course, Buying from Black-Owned Businesses at buyblackpodcast.com.

Tools, Resources, and Links

Buy Black Podcast Episode 4A - https://buyblackpodcast.com/podcast/004-three-things-need-start-business/


Business Model Generation Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X426D4F/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Strategyzer Website - https://strategyzer.com/

Business Model Canvas Tool - https://strategyzer.com/canvas/business-model-canvas

Black Entrepreneur Blueprint Episode 74 - http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/black-entrepreneur-blueprint/e/41631117

Let Me Help You Develop Your Business Model

Email - gjones@buyblackpodcast.com

BuyBlack Podcast Community Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/153161585233467/

Find me on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram by searching @buyblackpodcast



79. 004-A: What You Need to Start a Business - Problem, Solution, Customers
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In this episode, I dispel many of the myths about starting a business and encourage you to cut through the b.s. to take steps toward getting your idea to the marketplace.

Get more episodes, and find links to over 200 VERIFIED & ORGANIZED Resource Links broken into 25 Categories to help you find anything you need for business, job growth, education, professional networks, financing, and of course, Buying from Black-Owned Businesses at buyblackpodcast.com.

Connect With Me

gerald@buyblackpodcast.com

Download the Buy Black Podcast App

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80. 003-B: Position Your Small Business to Win Government Contracts
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Join me in this straight-forward episode as I discuss some key terms, designations, and eligibility requirements that your small business could meet in order to get preferential consideration in winning government contracts.  All of the links to references mentioned in the show can be found below.  If you have questions or want more information on how you can begin the process of getting verified for these awesome programs, email me, Gerald Jones at gerald@buyblackpodcast.com

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Tools and Resources

Vets First Verification Program - https://www.va.gov/osdbu/verification/

The HUBZone Program - https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/hubzone-program

The HUBZone Map - https://maps.certify.sba.gov/hubzone/map#center=39.828200,-98.579500&zoom=5

Small Business Administration Size Standards Table - https://www.sba.gov/sites/default/files/files/Size_Standards_Table.pdf

8(a) Business Development Program - https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/8a-business-development-program

Woman-Owned Small Business Program - https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/women-owned-small-businesses

Federal Business Opportunities (Gov't Contracting Site) - https://www.fbo.gov/

 



81. 003: Manufacturing School Supplies and Creating Business Opportunities with Nneka Brown-Massey
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Contact the Host: gerald@buyblackpodcast.com, 501-765-3998, Twitter/FB/IG @buyblackpodcast

When Nneka Brown-Massey left the military to finish her degree and start a teaching career, she couldn't find any school supplies that connected with and represented her culture. So, she decided to produce her own and Innovative Supplies Worldwide, Inc. was born.  Join Gerald and Nneka as they discuss product development, licensing, team-building, registering as a veteran-owned business, dealing with market competition, and more.

Innovative Supplies Worldwide, Inc.

https://www.innovativesupplies.net/

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/426185894/award-winning-school-supply-company-growing

Artists Discussed in This Episode

@zolaartsfactory - https://www.instagram.com/zolaartsfactory/

@rahiem_milton - https://www.instagram.com/rahiem_milton/

Links and Resources

Citizens Trust Bank - https://ctbconnect.com/

One United Bank - https://www.oneunited.com/

 



82. 002-B: Traveling While Black in the United States
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Host (Gerald Jones): gerald@buyblackpodcast.com

501-765-3998

Twitter, FB, IG @buyblackpodcast

Traveling as a black person in the United States is and always has been a dangerous undertaking.  Over the centuries, different laws, practices were put into place to restrict African-Americans' freedom of movement, among many other basic human rights.  At the same time, industrious members of the community have created products, services, and solutions to overcome oppression and regain our freedom and dignity.

In today's episode, I describe a brief timeline of events, legislative actions, judicial decisions, and entrepreneurial ventures that overview the history of traveling while black in the United States.  Be sure to check out the links below to multiple source documents referenced to develop this episode.  If you're interested in exploring this topic further, or want to recommend other topics for the show, email me at gjones@buyblackpodcast.com

Reference Episode & Noirbnb Blog Post

Buy Black Podcast Facebook Group Link - https://www.facebook.com/groups/153161585233467/

http://buyblackpodcast.libsyn.com/002-noirbnb

http://noirbnb.com/noirbnb-the-history-of-the-green-book/

Origin and Implementation of Slave Patrols

http://plsonline.eku.edu/insidelook/brief-history-slavery-and-origins-american-policing

http://time.com/4779112/police-history-origins/

Reconstruction Era and the Ku Klux Klan

http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/black-codes

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/grant-kkk/

http://umich.edu/~lawrace/votetour4.htm

Post-Reconstruction Era, Laying the Foundations for Jim Crow

https://www.britannica.com/event/Jim-Crow-law

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/supremecourt/antebellum/landmark_plessy.html

The Great Migration & The Green Book

https://eji.org/reports/online/lynching-in-america-targeting-black-veterans

http://www.inmotionaame.org/print.cfm;jsessionid=f8302729261500500690685?migration=8&bhcp=1

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129827444

http://noirbnb.com/noirbnb-the-history-of-the-green-book/

21st Century Black Traveling Problems & Solutions

http://time.com/money/4144426/airbnb-racism-racist-harvard/

http://www.benedelman.org/publications/airbnb-guest-discrimination-2016-09-16.pdf

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/victoria-yore/an-interracial-couple-airbnbwhileblack_b_9858468.html

https://medium.com/stay-woke/i-read-about-this-phenomenon-of-black-people-being-rejected-on-airbnb-f36dd3ab0375

https://www.innclusive.com/

http://noirbnb.com



83. 002: How Stef Grant Created a Visionary Business Opportunity
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Host (Gerald Jones): gerald@buyblackpodcast.com

501-765-3998

Twitter/FB/IG @buyblackpodcast

If you ask my guest to define his personality he will quickly tell you StefIsDOPE (Driven On Positive Energy).  Stefan Grant used that positive energy to turn a dangerous misunderstanding into a visionary business idea.  Join Gerald and Stef as they discuss the danger of traveling while black, building Noirbnb as a safe travel marketplace for people of color, and the importance of taking action to solve problems facing the black community.

Tools and Resources Discussed During the Show

http://noirbnb.com/invest

http://noirbnb.com/host

http://noirbnb.com/ambassadors

Amsterdam Airbnb Host Accused of Pushing South African Down Stairs is Arrested - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/amsterdam-airbnb-host-pushes-guest-stairs-racist_us_59680a7de4b03389bb164286

Airbnb host who stranded guest because of race ordered to take class in Asian American studies - https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2017/07/14/airbnb-host-who-stranded-guest-because-of-race-ordered-to-take-class-in-asian-american-studies/?utm_term=.b56ef93d4102

Black Millenials are Changing the Face of the Travel Industry (Time) - https://youtu.be/5DHwyrAv2cU

Five Things to Expect When Traveling While Black - https://youtu.be/mMAdxdhUZRE

 



84. 001-B: Choose the Right Crowdfunding Platform for Your Project
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Host (Gerald Jones): gjones@buyblackpodcast.com , 501-765-3998 , Twitter/FB/IG @buyblackpodcast

Join me as I explore the four basic types of crowdfunding campaigns and compare the attributes of the three most popular sites for entrepreneurs and startups interested in raising funds (Kickstarter, GoFundMe, and Indiegogo).  This show will help you decide which platform is the right place to market your campaign and make it a success. 

Get more episodes, and find links to over 200 VERIFIED & ORGANIZED Resource Links broken into 25 Categories to help you find anything you need for business, job growth, education, professional networks, financing, and of course, Buying from Black-Owned Businesses at buyblackpodcast.com.

You can find additional information in the resources below:

19 Psychological Tactics for Successful Crowdfunding Campaigns

https://conversionxl.com/crowdfunding-campaigns/

Kickstarter vs. GoFundMe vs. Indiegogo: Which crowdfunding platform is the best option for your small business?

http://grasshopper.com/resources/tools/crowdfunding-platforms-kickstarter-gofundme-indiegogo/

The Different Types of Crowdfunding (and which is right for you)

http://crowdfundinghacks.com/different-types-of-crowdfunding/

 



85. 001: Turn Your Passion Into Profits While Serving the Community
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Get more episodes, and find links to over 200 VERIFIED & ORGANIZED Resource Links broken into 25 Categories to help you find anything you need for business, job growth, education, professional networks, financing, and of course, Buying from Black-Owned Businesses at buyblackpodcast.com.

Contact Me: gerald@buyblackpodcast.com; Twitter/FB/IG @buyblackpodcast

Leverage your passion to create profits and serve your community.  This is what Daniel Abaraoha (pronounced a-Bar-a-Ha) did when he founded Vita Shoes Company.  Join Gerald and Daniel in this episode as they break down the process of building a product-based company from scratch, using it to serve others, talk about balancing commitments, running successful crowdfunding campaigns, and so much more.  This episode is packed with gems.  A must listen.

Tools and Resources Discussed During the show:

Daniel's Company Website - http://www.vitashoesco.com

Shoe Company that Daniel Models his Sustainable Material Strategy from: http://veja-store.com/en/

Daniel Ran His First Crowdsourcing Campaign on https://www.indiegogo.com

 

 

 



86. 000: The Vision of Buy Black Podcast. The Voice of Black Business
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In this episode, I explain how the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile one year ago ignited a fire in me that fueled the journey to create this show. We discuss the concept of PowerNomics, and how building an entrepreneurial spirit and ownership of the Black Community by the Black Community can affect long term social and economic change in the United States and around the globe. Next, we address the structure and content of the show and preview the development of a companion online Black-Owned Business Directory at www.buyblackpodcast.com.  I talk about (and will reiterate here) the intent that this show's listening community will be filled with people who take real action and intentionally spend their dollars on quality Black-Owned products and services. The show wraps up with a bit of housekeeping, where I discuss the things you, as a listener, can expect from me and my pledge to be transparent with you if/when I have a financial stake in any product or service recommendation that I make. Thank you for listening.  If you like the show and believe being a part of this community can enhance your world, please subscribe and leave a 5-Star Rating on iTunes. If you have a Black-Owned Business, know a business owner who should be featured on the show, or have any other questions, email me at gerald@buyblackpodcast.com. -Gerald Links and Helpful Information Shared by Gerald during the Show:

www.blackentrepreneurblueprint.com www.powernomics.com https://www.facebook.com/BuyBlack-Podcast-744783052370306/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

Host (Gerald Jones): gerald@buyblackpodcast.com 501-765-3998 Twitter/FB/IG @buyblackpodcast