Black History Now-Meet Leslie Burrs

In celebration of Black History Month, I’ve been sharing interviews on local Black Entrepreneurs-Making History today!

This is my 5th and final year that I’ll be presenting this series as an exclusive interview series. So, I hope you enjoy 🙂

My guests are willing to share some tips and advice for aspiring business owners and community leaders who are willing to step up and make things happen for themselves and those around them. I would like to introduce to you all my final guest of this series…

Meet Leslie Burrs- Award-winning performer & Composer

leslie-burrs-headshot In this interview Leslie shares with us:

1) What prompted him to get started in his work as both an artist and director of a boutique opera house.

2) How he evolved from composer and flutist to creating art with healing properties for those dealing with Mental Illness.

3) And how he currently defines and measures success as an ever evolving entrepreneur.

 

Check Out Our Interview Here: http://youtu.be/GyaTu-PNPys

You can find out more at:

Leslie’s Website: www.leslieburrs.com

Opera North’s website: www.operanorthinc.org

DBHIDS’s website: www.dbhids.org/

This is the the film Leslie produced for Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services titled Autumn Journey.

Until next time…Peace!

 

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Black History Now-Meet Florcy Morisset

In celebration of Black History Month, I’ve been sharing interviews on local Black Entrepreneurs-Making History today!

This is my 5th and final year that I’ll be presenting this series as an exclusive interview series. So, I hope you enjoy 🙂

My guests are willing to share some tips and advice for aspiring business owners and community leaders who are willing to step up and make things happen for themselves and those around them. I would like to introduce to you all my special guest of the week…

Meet Florcy Morisset- Independent Curator & Art Consultant

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In this interview Florcy shares with us:

1) What prompted her to open up an art gallery in the Historic Old City part of Philadelphia.

2) How she evolved from a brick and mortar gallery into a location-independent gallery in order to take the art gallery to an international market.

3) And how she currently defines and measures success as an ever evolving entrepreneur.

Check Out Our Interview Here:http://youtu.be/Tw6JjIKxncc

You can find out more at:

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http://www.vivantartcollection.com

Until next time…Peace!

 

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Black History Now-Meet Sonia James Pennington

In celebration of Black History Month, I’m conducting weekly interviews on local Black Entrepreneurs-Making History today!

This is my 5th and final year I’m presenting this series as an exclusive interview series. So, I switched up things a bit and expanded into reaching out to people whose work expanded into the greater Philadelphia region as they are more location independent.

My guests are willing to share some tips and advice for aspiring business owners and community leaders who are willing to step up and make things happen for themselves and those around them. I would like to introduce to you all my special guest of the week…

Meet Sonia James Pennington-Artistic Director, and Choreographer

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In this interview Sonia shares with us:

1) What prompted her to open up a dance studio and pursue the path of the arts even though she had originally chosen the path of law as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey.

2) How she handles obstacles and roadblocks such as lawsuits that threatened to take her company from her.

3) And how she currently defines and measures success as an ever evolving entrepreneur.

Check Out Our Interview Here: http://youtu.be/v3NQlwocC_c

 

You can find out more at:
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http://www.introspectivemovementproject.com/

http://www.nationaldanceshowcase.com/

http://www.artistsinmotionnj.com/

Tune in next Saturday for my next guest entrepreneur. 

Until next time…Peace!

 

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Black History Now-2014

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Wow, Can You Believe this is the last Saturday in the month of January?!? Time sure does fly when you’re on a mission to live on purpose with purpose. A part of that mission means sharing with you all some amazing resources and people you may want to get to know. So, I’d like to announce that throughout February, in celebration of Black History Month, I’ll be continuing my annual blog series on Black Entrepreneurship!

This will be a segment of Q & A’s and/or exclusive video interviews on local black entrepreneurs and business owners who are working hard at being awesome, while leaving their mark and building a legacy.

I started this series in 2011 to acknowledge some of the local black entrepreneurs I encountered along my own entrepreneurial journey. I decided to continue on with the series because: 1) I absolutely L-O-V-E Love shedding some light on the progression and success of everyday African Americans- dreaming, believing, and achieving a life they envisioned afforded to them by their daring venture into entrepreneurship, and 2) I know other young aspiring black entrepreneurs are looking for certain a someone to look up to.  I know this isn’t exactly history, but it is history in the making, and that counts for something!

I like to read about the everyday unsung heroes; the firefighter, the caretaker for the elderly, the advocate for the youth, etc. I want to share a fresh perspective from the people we know and grow up with; familiar people who are taking risks to own that dream business, or mountain moving personal brand.

Many small town or inner-city raised blacks are at the forefront of community development. They step to the plate as leaders and mentors to students and troubled youth. They bring employment opportunities to the jobless and donate to charitable causes. I want to acknowledge the African Americans who bring about positive reinforcement against the negative stereotypes that deter hopes and ambition.

My “interviewees” are full-time small business owners, founders of large enterprises,  solopreneurs, and side-hustle champions. One thing they all have in common is that they are defining success on their own terms, and working hard to align their brand with their vision. Black History in the making is definitely something worth celebrating!

I encourage you to take a look at the profiles of my previous year’s guest entrepreneurs for inspiration, and encouragement. Be sure to show them some support by sharing this series with your network.

This year I have an awesome line up for you and can’t wait to share what I have in store.

See you next week!

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Black History Now: Meet Darnyelle Jervey

In celebration of Black History Month, I’ve been conducting weekly interviews on local Black Entrepreneurs who are willing to share some tips and advice for aspiring business owners and community leaders. I would like to introduce to you all my final guest to conclude this series…

Meet Darnyelle Jervey Speaker, Award-Winning Author , and Your Incredible Factor Catalyst

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Darnyelle A. Jervey is the founder of Incredible One Enterprises, LLC

In this video interview Darnyelle shares with us

  • How to stand out in the crowd when it seems everyone is doing the same business as you
  • How a $500 investment is just enough to grow big business
  • What an Incredible Factor is and steps you can take to unleash it in 2013

You can reach out to Darnyelle online via her site

http://www.incredibleoneenterprises.com/

You can register for the Unlease Your Incredible factor Tour at

http://www.unleashtour.com