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Episode 40: Freddie E. Taylor- On How He Built a Multimillion-Dollar Brand That Empowers, Educate, and Engages His Customers

Episode 40: Freddie E. Taylor- On How He Built a Multimillion-Dollar Brand That Empowers, Educate, and Engages His Customers 0

 

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Welcome to Episode 40th of Dreams Inspire Reality Podcast!

Freddie Taylor is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, Founder, and owner of Urban Intellectuals, Inc, an international business dedicated to shining a light on the hidden pages of history, Black History. His company has sold over 150,000 decks around the world of their Black History Flashcards. They believe everyone deserves to be proud of their ancestors, this goes for the Black community as well.  

Freddie shares insights on how to be a successful entrepreneur. He walks us through the process of how he started the Urban Intellectual;  how the flashcard idea came to be and how he chooses the winning idea/concepts out of tons of ideas. He shares his special sauce on building and growing his brand audience to over a million followers on Social Media. His journey in building a team and how he chooses the iconic people he has included on the Flash Cards.

Furthermore, Freddie shares what to expect from his brand to take it to the next level. He shares the most expensive business investment that he made that paid off well and one that did not. The 3 huge things he did that completely changed how he does business and shares the best advice on how to be a successful entrepreneur.

Also, as a voracious reader, Freddie imparts some reading tips. He emphasizes the importance of acquiring more and more knowledge. It helps knowing more about whatever you’re doing right now and gets you to succeed.

 

“You don’t know the problems ahead until you walk through the door.”

 

 

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Episode 39: Amelia Thomas on Building Your Money Team While Growing Your Business & Securing Your Legacy

Episode 39: Amelia Thomas on Building Your Money Team While Growing Your Business & Securing Your Legacy 0

 

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Welcome to Episode 39th of Dreams Inspire Reality Podcast!

Amelia Thomas is the Founder and Managing Partner of Empire Capital Ventures and Amelia Thomas, LLC. She is a financial planner who specializes in the planning and wealth management for owners of small to mid-sized businesses using strategies and techniques that are typically reserved for billionaire clientele. Amelia has been actively working within the world of finance for over 15 years and has had the privilege to not only work as a planner but to also build wealth management programs for other financial institutions.

Amelia’s passions lie in assisting families with creating, implementing and maintaining legacy building frameworks that will carry the family wealth forward for the next 200 years. She has a dedicated “money ” that includes attorneys, CFP’s, CPA’s and other qualified professionals to ensure that one, cohesive strategy is implemented to grow and protect her clients' assets.

Amelia holds 11 licenses that provide her with the ability to create and manage investment to also supervise the financing deals of stadiums, toll bridges and even, initial public offerings. Last, she believes in the “pay it forward” mantra and actively works to eliminate the “illusion of inclusion” regarding the use of black businesses in local government and corporate contracting.

Like everyone else, Amelia wants career freedom and time freedom to do the things she wants to do in order to attain her dream life. Thus, she built her own investment firm because she wants the flexibility of her time and the loved idea of having no restrictions.

Amelia emphasized about financial planning and building a “money ”. She talks about how does it looks like building a “money ” and the key people that we need to hire to build it; why small business owners should hire a planner; at what point we need to hire one; and what are the qualities that we need to be considered in hiring professionals for our business.

Also, Amelia talks about wealth building, generational wealth, and advanced tax planning; how to carry a wealth for the next 200 years; and gives some tips for business owners how to save taxes.

 

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Episode 38: Gwen Jimmere- First African-American Woman to Hold A Patent For a Natural Hair Care Product

Episode 38: Gwen Jimmere- First African-American Woman to Hold A Patent For a Natural Hair Care Product 0

 

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Welcome to Episode 38th of Dreams Inspire Reality Podcast!

 On Today's Episode, I chatted with the Beautiful Gwen Jimmere and we talked about everything from securing her Patent, Getting into Wholefoods with her first Pitch and how you can get into retail. Plus we really dive into the REAL DEAL when small businesses get their products into major retail stores.

 Gwen Jimmere is a gifted visionary on an unrelenting mission to shatter the rules of the beauty game and change them for good. As CEO and founder of Naturalicious, she’s already cemented her place in history as the first African American woman to hold a patent for a natural hair care product. She is the mastermind behind The Hello Gorgeous Hair Care System; the only sulfate, paraben, mineral oil, petroleum, gluten, and cruelty-free line of products that actually smash your hair care routine into smithereens by combining several necessary steps for flawless hair into only 3 simple products. A respected authority in the hair care industry, she was named one of the 100 Most Influential African Americans in the U.S. along with the likes of Beyonce and LeBron James. She was also named one of the Top 10 Business Women in the state of Michigan, as well as the winner of the Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Competition, and has been featured on Fox News, TVOne, and in Entrepreneur, Essence, Fast Company, and The Washington Post. 

Gwen’s irresistible charm and relatable personality make her an explosive and highly sought after speaker. She lights up stages across the country, giving keynotes and talks on what it takes to win in business, entrepreneurship, and life. Based in Detroit, MI, when she’s not strategizing her next business move, you can find her hanging out with her son Caiden, Naturalicious’ CCO (Chief Candy Curator).

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Episode 37: Raven Willis-On Legally Protecting Your Intellectual Property

Episode 37: Raven Willis-On Legally Protecting Your Intellectual Property 0

 

 

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Welcome to episode 37th of Dreams Inspire Reality Podcast!

 

Many people start businesses thinking that making and selling products and having a return on investment is enough. There are so many things you need to consider in building a strong business. There are many competitors out there who may have the same product idea as you or worse who might want to steal your creative ideas. Then the question comes up. How do I protect my product ideas, brand and what are my legal rights?

On this new episode of the Dreams Inspire Reality Podcast, we have another amazing guest, Raven Willis. Raven is a business attorney located in Keller, TX and has over 18 years of experience in negotiating, writing, managing, and reviewing over $2 billion in complex business contracts. She specializes in trademarks, crafting written agreements for established businesses, and monitoring and enforcing high-value contracts.

She shares the number one mistake that entrepreneurs make; the importance of registering your trademarks and the negatives of not doing so; and the top three contracts that a business should have.

Moreover, Raven gives advice for entrepreneurs on how to protect their business. Likewise, she gives a recommendation for people and businesses who can't afford to hire a lawyer. “You have to understand what it is that you're signing for, read it thoroughly, and if you don't understand Google it”. Says Raven. To her, the greatest business win is getting several clients that come back because they were happy and she's doing a good job.

“In the long run, your brand trademark can be worth more than the physical assets of your company.”

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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

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Episode 35: Melody Bockelman-How To Create An Amazing Beauty Brand From The Private Label Queen Herself

Episode 35: Melody Bockelman-How To Create An Amazing Beauty Brand From The Private Label Queen Herself 0

 

 

 

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Welcome to episode 35th of Dreams Inspire Reality Podcast!

How to turn dreams into reality? Don't be afraid to take the first step, the second, the third until you finally have reached victory. Patience is a virtue. If you can't wait, you'll miss it.

Today’s guest is the beautiful Melody Bockelman, the founder of Private Label Insider. Beauty product development & agency that helps All size business create the brands of their dreams! They specialize in the health & beauty category including haircare, skincare, makeup, supplements, body care and more! Offering full-service product development, consulting & coaching and courses to help make your brand a success!


After 10 years of working in the private label industry, Melody decided that it was time for ALL size business should have a chance at getting their products developed. She’s sharing all my insider secrets with people who have a dream, an idea, and courage but just need some help getting the product from concept to production.


Melody shares tons and tons of information that will help entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to make their idea into finish products. She started as a distributor in college selling products like supplements and water bottle but made the mistake of not ultimately owning the rights to the brand. Then, her family got her into the manufacturing business and she’s been there for many years helping others create their skincare line. Melody found herself gifted and skilled in helping people create brands. Besides, Melody started her business as a blog talking about the industry after her observation that no one talked about how to create products. Her first product was an eBook, “How to Create a Skin Care Line?”.

She emphasized that success is not complicated. There's a tremendous amount of roadmaps that are out there. It's just how you use the resources, knowing the process and executing your actions. Nothing about entrepreneurship is overnight. People should always have patience.

Time does not wait. If you can't do the big vision, do the one thing right now. Don't think you're too old or too young. Just try it. Don't be afraid to fail!

 

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