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017: 22 Black Owned Businesses You Want to Buy from This Holiday Season

11/21/2017
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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...

Duration: 02:41:44


016: How the Black Community can Leverage Liberals and Conservatives to Become a Political and Economic Powerhouse

11/14/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:10:38


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

11/6/2017
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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. If you want to learn more or would like to get my tailored email template for getting great...

Duration: 01:14:36


014: What Good is $1.3 Trillion if We are Determined to Give It all Away

10/30/2017
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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. Was Integration a Good Thing for Black People?...

Duration: 01:28:03


013: Five Steps to Set and Achieve Your SMART Goals for 2018

10/23/2017
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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 gjones@buyblackpodcast.com. Connect with me on FB, Twitter, or IG @buyblackpodcast.

Duration: 00:57:31


008: Pastor Eugene Udell - Reviving the Entrepreneurial Spirit in the Black Community By Developing Spiritual Entrepreneurs From Birth

10/17/2017
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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. Contact the Host Email: gjones@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

Duration: 01:54:48


012: La Vita e Bella Drive Kickoff w/ Vita Shoes Company CEO, Daniel Abaraoha

10/16/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:08:23


011: Why the Black Community Needs to Embrace Gun Ownership and the Second Amendment

10/9/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:57:58


007: 15 Businesses You Can Start After Relocating or Resetting Your Life

9/11/2017
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Contact me via email, cell, or social: gjones@buyblackpodcast.com 501-765-3998 Twitter/FB/IG @buyblackpodcast 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. In this episode, you'll find 15 ideas for businesses...

Duration: 00:44:58


004-C: Advantages & Disadvantages of Building Your Business as a Corporation, LLC, Sole Proprietorship, or Partnership

9/6/2017
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Contact me, Gerald Jones: Email: gjones@buyblackpodcast.com Call: 501-765-3998 FB/Twitter/IG: @buyblackpodcast 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. Resources, Tools, and Links Prior Episodes in...

Duration: 00:23:10


006-B: Black Migration, Labor Relations, and Race Riots in the Early 20th Century

9/4/2017
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Email Me: gjones@buyblackpodcast.com Call Me: 501-765-3998 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. Tools, Resources, and...

Duration: 00:45:43


006: Mike De Los Santos, Founder of Mike D's BBQ Sauce Links Social Activism with Business Leadership

8/28/2017
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Have Feedback, Questions, Requests? Connect With Me Now: Email: gjones@buyblackpodcast.com Cell: 501-765-3998 Facebook: @buyblackpodcast Twitter: @buyblackpodcast 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...

Duration: 01:32:53


005: Brandon Campbell, Founder of Little Rock Fashion Week, Explains How to Design, Build, and Direct the Path of Your Career

8/21/2017
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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. Tools, Resources, and Links Model...

Duration: 01:23:24


004-D: 5 Secrets You Should Know Before Paying Another Company to Setup Your LLC

8/14/2017
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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. Contact me, Gerald Jones, with your questions comments, or concerns...

Duration: 00:35:39


004-B: The Essential Elements of a Business Model

8/3/2017
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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 if 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...

Duration: 00:39:08


004-A: 5 Things You DON'T Need to Start Your Business and 3 Things You Really Do

7/31/2017
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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. Tools, References & Links Gerald's Online Business Card - www.hapticconsulting.com Gerald's First Weak Attempt at a Blog - www.gpsyoursuccess.com Buy Black Podcast Community Facebook Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/153161585233467/

Duration: 00:40:23


003-B: Qualify Your Small Business for Preferential Treatment in Government Contracting

7/27/2017
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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 gjones@buyblackpodcast.com Tools and...

Duration: 00:32:08


003: Innovative Supplies Worldwide, Inc

7/24/2017
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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,...

Duration: 00:56:41


002-B: Traveling While Black in the United States

7/20/2017
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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,...

Duration: 00:42:12


002: Interview with Stef Grant, Co-Founder of NoirBnB

7/17/2017
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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...

Duration: 01:28:16

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