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Follow the Leader features dynamic women entrepreneurs and their journeys to becoming a success in business. It's an inspirational space for entrepreneurs, future entrepreneurs, and thought leaders as they share their keys to success. Chanel Christoff Davis is the CEO and founding partner of the largest woman and minority owned sales tax advisory practice in the country, Davis Davis & Harmon LLC.

Follow the Leader features dynamic women entrepreneurs and their journeys to becoming a success in business. It's an inspirational space for entrepreneurs, future entrepreneurs, and thought leaders as they share their keys to success. Chanel Christoff Davis is the CEO and founding partner of the largest woman and minority owned sales tax advisory practice in the country, Davis Davis & Harmon LLC.
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Follow the Leader features dynamic women entrepreneurs and their journeys to becoming a success in business. It's an inspirational space for entrepreneurs, future entrepreneurs, and thought leaders as they share their keys to success. Chanel Christoff Davis is the CEO and founding partner of the largest woman and minority owned sales tax advisory practice in the country, Davis Davis & Harmon LLC.

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Episodes

The Spirit of Entrepreneurship with Janice Bryant Howroyd of Act•1 Group

6/15/2018
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"The award is not the reward." There might not be a better guest for "Follow the Leader" than Janice Bryant Howroyd. For decades she's been synonymous with entrepreneurship and women leadership. She credits her business success to another woman in her life: her mother. She's also not afraid of the younger "millennials" in the workforce, calling herself the most mature millennial there is. Janice talks about how to hire, why skills are less important than attitude, and how she does her best...

Duration:00:27:32

Utilizing Angel Investors to Scale Your Business with Psyche Terry of UI Global Brands LLC

6/1/2018
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"We weren't ready for the money." Obviously one of the biggest things you need to scale your business is money. Psyche Terry of UI Global Brands LLC looked high and low for investors, and ultimately found a couple very close to home. But with that money came many lessons. Psyche explains why the best investors can also be your closest advisors, why the last thing that lenders care about is your race or gender, and why you shouldn't get too greedy. Psyche went from working for someone else...

Duration:00:38:50

A Third-Generation African American Business Success Story with Jessica Johnson-Cope

5/11/2018
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"In our society, we don't encourage people to make choices." Dealing with family can be tough. Being a third-generation business owner is a whole other challenge. Jessica Johnson-Cope took over her family business in 2008, Johnson Security Bureau. She says challenges don't even come close to outweighing the benefits of learning business tips around the dinner table. She'll also talk about the importance of keeping the business in the neighborhood where she grew up, and giving back to those...

Duration:00:40:16

Working on Your Business, Not in Your Business with Dr. Alicia Makaye

4/27/2018
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"What are you doing that you can pay somebody else to do?" Entrepreneurs and small business owners can feel like the weight of the world rests on their shoulders. Dr. Alicia Makaye of GXA was one of those. She says it's crucial for owners to get out of the office, form networks, and tell their story. Beyond that, Dr. Makaye says it's not enough to simply work for the people you employ; you have to have an eye on your community and give back.

Duration:00:39:23

The Science of Sleep with Merrimac Dillon of The Pillow Bar

3/23/2018
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"It's not just about price..." When it comes to great public relations, Merrimac Dillon of The Pillow Bar has it all under control. Which is to say you CAN'T control it! There's no better source to learn the value of good PR, how to influence it, and why being a leader is more than simply running a business. It requires healthy amounts of love and faith, and the will to do to anything you'd ask your team to do. As Merrimac says, "you're either born to run a business or you're not."

Duration:00:30:25

Mentorship, Resilience, and Family with Sherrill Lester of QMF Steel

3/9/2018
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"Women don't build roads." What are the benefits to working alongside family? How can mentors change your life? How much does a bridge move once it's finished?? Working in construction has its own challenges, but can be even more complicated when you're a woman. Sherrill Lester, president and CEO of QMF Steel in Campbell, TX, has carved out a space in a heavily male-dominated industry.

Duration:00:43:39