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Episode 36: Dino & Heatheranne Cummings-On Building a Multi-Million Dollar Hair Subscription Box

Episode 36: Dino & Heatheranne Cummings-On Building a Multi-Million Dollar Hair Subscription Box 0

 

 

 

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Welcome to episode 36th of Dreams Inspire Reality Podcast!

Balancing your business career and your personal life is not easy. Both require much-needed attention and care. However, with our latest guests, they set the business apart from their personal life. They managed to run a successful entrepreneurial journey and a healthy husband and wife relationship.

On this episode of the Dreams Inspire Reality Podcast, we two remarkable guests, power couple Heather and Dino Cummings. Who are the Founders and Creator of Curlkit LLC. It is one of the largest Natural Hair Subscription Services for multi-cultural women with curly hair in America. Since in 2012, CurlKit has featured over 300 brands and has been instrumental in helping many small businesses get exposure to the natural hair community.

Heather and Dino share all the secrets and tips of being successful entrepreneurs. They discuss how they started their subscription-based company. Heather discovered there was a void in the marketplace as far as healthy natural hair products were concerned. Upon noticing this void, the couple decided to take a plunge and start their subscription service for curly hair types. Their aim was to provide products for women who were looking for healthier options to maintain their naturally curly hair texture. Along with hair products, they have provided maintenance and styling information to help their customers' transition and grow healthy hair.

Being a pioneer means investing a ton of effort to learning everything since there was very little information out there. They've encountered a lot of bumps and bruises along the way, but they're persistent. They found their market and the target audience. It took them about three to six months to really start to gain traction. They started from 75 boxes a month to doubling every month thereafter for the first year. Currently, they ship out 12,000 to 13,000 boxes per month.

The couple now lives the life they didn't expect

Thank you so much for listening.
Dream Big, Execute Hard.

 

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Episode 31: Tara Darnley-The Ebb & Flow of Entrepreneurship & Building a Brand (Season 2 & Updates)

Episode 31: Tara Darnley-The Ebb & Flow of Entrepreneurship & Building a Brand (Season 2 & Updates) 0

 

 

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Welcome to Episode 31 of Dreams Inspire Reality Podcast! LIVE RECORDING

 

Hey guys. I’m so excited about today’s episode. This is my first solo episode and it’s going to be all solo episodes throughout the month. I wanted to get to know you guys and also for you guys to get to know me more.

I will be going to share the DIR long-term goals, which the main one being hubby and I’s desire to impact on a smaller scale to our tribe. We would like to help aspiring entrepreneurs to nurture their gifts and talents through online mentorship, workshops, one on one coaching sessions and much more.

There are so many things I need to update my DIR family about. I will be sharing updates on recent updates for me and what’s new with Dreams Inspire Reality. I will give a bit of insider on how DIR Podcast got started, in hopes of giving a bit of information to anyone who wants to start their own podcast. Will be talking about the feedback we got, how the name Dreams Inspire Reality came to be and what inspired the intro music.

Moreover, I’ll touch on my newly formed super engaging Facebook group.

This was my first solo episode and first LIVE recording in my Facebook group, it was a fun!

Stay tuned as next week will be talking about ‘Pitching’, how to find pitch competitions, pros and cons, and more. 

Thank you so much for listening. 
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Episode 24: Tieron Spear on Scaling & Building a 7-Figure Shopify E-commerce Business Using Facebook Ads

Episode 24: Tieron Spear on Scaling & Building a 7-Figure Shopify E-commerce Business Using Facebook Ads 0

 

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Welcome to the 24th episode of Dreams Inspire Reality Podcast!

I love this episode with Tieron Spear. He is an ingenious businessman, founder of the Foreign Direct Investment Project, and runs several businesses that include selling private label products on Amazon and Shopify, Angel Investing in two companies, co-owning a full-service hair salon, and operating a wholesale hair company.

Tieron is a man of humility, despite living a 7-figure business, he is not considering himself to be living his dream life, and this episode, he reveal with us how simple and amazing it is what he describe as "dream life". This episode was made even more valuable as he shares with us his personal story, and full of tips on building profit out of your passions.

Today Tieron will take us on how to scale and build a 7-figure Shopify E-commerce business out of your Facebook Ads!

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Episode 20: Tanya Barnett The Real Wife Coach on Prioritizing your Life as a Wife and a Mom!

Episode 20: Tanya Barnett The Real Wife Coach on Prioritizing your Life as a Wife and a Mom! 0

 

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Welcome to the 20th episode of Dreams Inspire Reality Podcast!

On this week's Episode 20, I'm joined by a very inspiring and empowering woman, Tanya Barnett. Air Force Veteran, Tanya Barnett is a healthy relationship expert, empowerment speaker, talk show host and the “Real” Wife Coach. She is the Award-Winning and Best Selling Author of Being a Wife Just Got Real. She created the Real Wife Movement™, which equips women with tools for creating strong marriages, families, and communities.
 
Through her weekly talk show, The Tanya Barnett Show, she provides impactful information to empower the 21st Century African American woman to live life to her fullest potential in her relationships and in her businesses.
 
Tanya founded Forever Free Books, a mobile literacy nonprofit, which delivers free books and story time to low-income children in their communities.
 
She's been featured on and/or in Huffington Post, The Today Show, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, TEDx, Sirius XM, Johns Hopkins University, Blacks in Government, NAACP, and Congressional Black Caucus to name a few.
 
She’s a 2x marathoner/2x triathlete and a historical fiction lover. She’s a wife, mom and a GLAM-ma. Tanya had a mind-blowing story after being diagnosed with Diabetes and Alopecia, she decided to make a change and vow to help women, particularly African American Entrepreneurial Women, by reinvigorating their businesses through providing high quality, tailored-made content creation services.
This episode is made even more valuable as she shares with us how she is able to prioritize her life as a wife and a mom while inspiring mompreneurs and couples how to live a healthy marriage and continue to have a successful business at the same time. You can also check out Tanya this weekend on the new Own hit series Black Love Documentary!

 

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Episode 09: Christine St. Vil: On not putting your Dreams on Pause while Raising a Family

Episode 09: Christine St. Vil: On not putting your Dreams on Pause while Raising a Family 0

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Welcome to the ninth episode of Dreams Inspire Reality. This week I interviewed the amazing Christine St. Vil.  Christine St.Vil is a wife, mother of three, speaker, writer, author and trainer. She is relentless about helping women, particularly moms, take charge of their lives by learning how to feel good without feeling guilty. Through her work with Moms ‘N Charge™, Purpose Driven Media™, LLC (PDM) was created to teach women, entrepreneurs how to successfully leverage social media and blogging to start and/or grow their business and brand, without compromising the relationships that matter most to them.

Through her transformational book (Whose Shoes Are You Wearing? 12 Steps to Uncovering the Woman You Really Want to Be) live courses, workshops and consulting, PDM walks you through discovering and defining your life purpose, as well as making sure your business message aligns with your purpose. Christine is an instructor in the Steve Harvey Success Institute, & her work has been featured in numerous local and national TV and online media outlets (including VOA, Fox 5 DC, WJLA, News Channel 8, WBAL, WHUR, Madame Noire, Huffington Post, Huff Post Live, Black Enterprise, Sirius XM, amongst others). Christine is a wealth of knowledge you won't want to miss this inspiring episode.

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Episode 08: Lenneia Batiste: On Pitching Media & Scoring your Dream Job

Episode 08: Lenneia Batiste: On Pitching Media & Scoring your Dream Job 0

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Welcome to the eighth episode of Dreams Inspire Reality Podcast. This week I sat down and spoke to the beautiful Lenneia Batiste.  Lenneia is a news anchor for News 12 the Bronx and Brooklyn. She anchors the morning shows and covers stories related to health, fitness, and parenting. In this episode, Lenneia gives us some amazing tips as it relates to pitching to the media and preparing for when the media calls.

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