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Episode 21 - Building a Business in the Construction Industry (Interview w/ James Sampson)

James Sampson is the Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of One Day Came Inc., a Black-owned construction company in Florida. He has over ten years of construction industry experience managing projects ranging from $500,000 to $50 million. He has been in business at One Day Came, Inc since 2007. Holding an Electrical Engineering degree, James has been able to master his craft and make the transition to successful businessman. Take a moment to enjoy this episode!


Episode 20 - Helping Relationships with Dessert & Discussion (Interview w/ Alex Merritt)

Alex Merritt is the creator and host of Dessert & Discussion who is affectionately known as The LOVE Engineer --- Dessert and Discussion is an engaging unscripted discussion between men and women about love, sex, and relationships. Ms. Merritt earned her bachelor’s in mechanical engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T). In 2010, Missouri S&T and the Sacramento Observer named her one of “30 Future Leaders under 30.” As an author and speaker, Ms. Merritt...


Episode 19 - Removing Innovation Deserts from Our Communities (Interview w/ Felecia Hatcher)

Felecia Hatcher is on a mission to rid our communities of innovation deserts by working with community leaders and government officials to create inclusive and diverse startup ecosystems as the Co-Founder of Code Fever and Black Tech Week. Code Fever work is at the intersection of economic development and inclusive innovation. As an Author, Social Entrepreneur and the Chief Popsicle of Feverish Ice Cream, Hatcher was named one of the Empact 100 Top 100 Entrepreneurs under the age of 30 by...


Episode 18 – Social Media Mastery with LiveWire Collaborative (Angela Pitter Interview)

A technologist at heart, Angela connects people with technology in a humorous and non-intimidating manner. Angela is Founder and CEO of LiveWire Collaborative, a social media consultancy. Their services includes Social Media Training for corporations or organizations, one-on-one Executive Coaching, Social Media Analysis, as well as Strategy Development and Implementation for mid-size businesses. Additionally, Angela has trained several hundred professionals on hot topics such as “How to”...


Episode 17 – Living "The Kinetic Life" in order to Drive Influence (Interview w/Mel Mitchell)

Melerick “Mel” Mitchell believes we all have the power and obligation to influence the world for the better. In 2009, Mel founded Drive Influence to serve current executives as well as their rising talent, teams, and organizations in a wide range of industries including start-us, NGOs governments, and corporations to accelerate performance through his Kinetic philosophies. He also has a wide range of volunteer and leadership experience including serving as the 2014-2015 National...


Episode 15 – Helping Girls have a Foundation “INTech” with User-Centered Design Professional, Khalia Braswell

Khalia Braswell has been a User Experience professional for several years creating responsive web user interfaces for enterprise solutions and startups. She applies User Centered Design concepts to technology solutions, which she has learned through experience as a User Experience Engineer at Apple, as well as, in the classroom while obtaining her Masters in Information Technology with a Concentration in Human Computer Interaction at UNC Charlotte. Khalia also founded the INTech Foundation,...


Episode 11 - How to Find Your Next Business Idea F.A.S.T.

This NSBEpreneur podcast episode is one on the topic of finding the right business idea.


Episode 10 – A Great Recession Layoff Lead to Leveraging Her Experience in the Launch of an Entrepreneurship Journey in Professional Development (Interview w/ Vivian Blade)

Vivian H. Blade works with ambitious professionals who want to win in their careers and in their everyday work lives. She works with organizations and individuals to Build Leaders and Develop Excellence so that they can achieve their vision of success. In 2009, Vivian founded Experts in Growth Leadership Consulting, LLC. She has worked with many global organizations, such as Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble, Brown-Forman and GE. Vivian delivers an energetic, power-packed program that...


Episode 8 - Happy Holidays!: 7 Gifts from the First 7 Interviews (+ 7 "Must Play" Christmas Songs ;)

Our Final Podcast Episode of 2015 Top 7 "Must-Play" Christmas songs


Episode 7 – Double Duty: Entrepreneurship as a franchisee and publishing company owner (Interview w/ Keith Sylvester)

Keith Sylvester’s entrepreneurial pursuits began shortly after he graduated from college. He owns a franchise with LegalShield, a company that provides high quality legal and identity theft services. The legal plan gives members access to over 6900 attorneys for situations ranging from the trivial to the traumatic, and the identity theft plan provides industry leading monitoring, consultation, and restoration. Keith is the CEO and founder of eBook Solutions which is a book publishing company...


Episode 6 – It’s Not Complicated: INC Tutoring is making a direct impact in the lives of students. (Interview w/ Jay Veal)

Jay Veal is the Founder and CEO of INC Tutoring, a private, prescriptive tutoring company specializing in individual one-on-one tutoring that achieves RESULTS. Serving clients at all academic levels in math, science and standardized test preparation, their tutors are passionate about providing a collaborative learning environment specifically tailored to the student’s learning style. The curriculum is not a “one size fits all” cookie cutter template but a holistic one that includes input...


Episode 3 - Michael Garvin (Interview): A Military Veteran and former Science Major Join Forces to start a Sneaker Boutique

Michael Garvin, a sneaker restoration and consignment apparel store. The business provides restoration of old or new sneakers, redesigning custom or exclusive sneakers, and consignment apparel. The initial restoring and repairing sneakers to a factory look is the primary focus and the base of their work; however retail is the majority of what is done. REDtro Habitat is located in the downtown area of Fayetteville, North Carolina. The organization is committed to providing the highest quality...


Episode 1 - Jewel Burks (Interview): How noticing a market "hole" at work led to the launching of Partpic

Jewel Burks is co-founder and CEO of Partpic, an Atlanta based startup designed to streamline the purchase of maintenance and repair parts using computer vision technology. On this episode of the NSBEpreneur podcast we find out how she got her idea for the company and what she did to get the ball rolling. Now,having raised $1.5 million in seed funding, Jewel and her team are moving full speed ahead towards integrating their proprietary technology into mobile apps and websites of parts...