Whether you’re an entrepreneur who is just starting out in business or you’ve been in business for twenty years, you don’t want to miss our podcast, Minority Business Access.
The road to becoming a successful entrepreneur is fraught with trials and challenges, especially with limited capital and resources. In this podcast, host Solomon Ali will be advising you how to avoid the pit falls so you can stay and thrive in business.
While it’s true that it’s hard to start a business without money, especially if you’re coming from a disadvantaged or minority sector, there are always ways to access those funds you need to bootstrap your business. Learn all you need to know about gaining access to capital to jumpstart your journey to entrepreneurial success only here at Minority Business Access.
Here at Minority Business Access, business whiz Solomon Ali will be giving you the step by step guide, the inspiration, and the encouragement to go out there, raise capital, and move forward with your dreams and goals.
Each episode of Minority Business Access will address areas of concern and opportunity for new and established businesses. For owners and entrepreneurs in business for less than 5 years our podcast will cover topics such as Corporation Set Up, Employee/Payroll Management, Business Credit and Capital Raises, Taxes and Insurance to name a few.
For older more established businesses we explore topics such as Expansion, Increased Working Capital, Investments, Regulatory Issues, Insurance, Private vs Public structure, and Exit Strategies for the small business owner and the investors.
Born in Los Angeles, California, Our host, Solomon is a brilliant entrepreneur and consultant who identifies with successful men who were innovators in the business community and had a drive and focus that went beyond the fundamental classroom teachings. Like them, Solomon, is motivated by a desire to explore all facets of his passion, seeking knowledge from conventional and non-conventional resources. As a result, he has created in himself an expert in financial engineering and raising investment capital.
With over 28 years of business and finance experience and a deep passion to help disadvantaged and minority entrepreneurs and business owners bring their ideas and concepts to fruition, he has become a prominent voice and influence in helping them secure their intellectual property, raise funding for startups, bring products to market, and scale their businesses.
While on his own entrepreneurial journey, he has effectively invested and traded stocks and has brought multiple companies considerable financial growth and success through his efforts of raising and arranging financing, as well as steadily improved companies’ operations and capitalization values.
Mr. Ali’s key business opportunities have come in the healthcare, private equity, energy and, technology sectors. He formed a private equity firm with $250.00 and a few years later was loaning out millions of dollars. In energy, he assisted a company in increasing its revenue from $20 million per year to $75 million. Solomon served as an officer of a technology company that was in the development stage and went on to dominate its space through intellectual property assets and licensing.
Starting out in business and bootstrapping a company can be very difficult without the help from experts who have been there and done that. Minority Business Access is your opportunity to equip yourself with the knowledge, the methods, the strategies, and the confidence to face the challenges that come along with entrepreneurship.
Join us on Minority Business Access and take that first step to entrepreneurial success.
Well if You Don’t Know...
The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in a multitude of uncertainties and myths on just about everything, especially the mortgage industry. In this Minority Business Access, Charles Giscombe of Malibu Funding enlightens the masses by debunking existing myths about the mortgage industry during COVID-19. He discusses the value of gaining people’s trust in business, as well as how Malibu Funding’s going public will set a positive tone within the culture and the community. Ignorance can never be blissful when it means exclusion from wealth opportunities due to not knowing about them. Now is the time to get information.
It's Safe Here With Michelle Pearson Young
Many have concluded that being strong means suppressing negative emotions, yet according to Executive Coach Michelle Pearson Young, such a notion could not be further from the truth. It is critical for one to be able to pinpoint the root cause of negative thoughts and limiting beliefs to succeed. In this episode of Minority Business Access, host Solomon RC Ali and Michelle Pearson Young discuss why entrepreneurs should enlist help from coaches who create safe spaces for them to navigate and overcome the very real feelings of uncertainty and inadequacy. The world needs you to achieve, so make space to do exactly that.
The Value Of Impact With Jeff Hoffman
Being at the top would not be as lonely if more people reached down to uplift another person. As a man of many accolades and high achievements, Jeff Hoffman, founder of Priceline.com, understands that true power begins and remains with the people we pour into, which is why he prides himself most in serving communities who are underserved and otherwise systematically excluded from resources and opportunities. In this insightful episode of Minority Business Access, Solomon RC Ali, and Jeff Hoffman discuss the value of impacting and empowering communities through education, building networks, and mentorship.
Hello From The Other Side Of Success With Chris Ryan
What does it profit a man to gain the whole world, yet lose his own soul? Risking personal relationships, and sight of your true purpose seems to be the costliest of sacrifices made when in the pursuit of achieving entrepreneurial success. In this episode of Minority Business Access, host Solomon RC Ali and Chris Ryan, President of Paradigm Enterprises and Managing Partner at R360, lift the veil to reveal that success means more than money, and luxury, while cautioning to not “sell-out” your significance. If you remain unclear of if your current work will write your resume or your eulogy, then the cost of missing this Minority Business Access will be too grave.
Conversations With A Serial Entrepreneur
Feeling unsure of how to make success an obsession? Then this episode of Minority Business Access is for you. Host, Solomon RC Ali sits down with Alec Stern, co-founder of online marketing company Constant Contact and “serial entrepreneur,” to discuss the humble beginning that led him and his team to a billion-dollar acquisition. While chronicling his rise to entrepreneurial attainment, Stern also displays his prowess in marketing to your target audience and making your vision plain and clear in order to obtain funding from investors. Yes, it is true that good things come to those who wait, yet thriving businesses are built by those who stalk success at all costs. Time to get on the prowl.
JUST “DUE” IT
Due Diligence is more than being able to check off boxes when doing research to purchase a business, as there are varying levels to what should be confirmed about the business in question.
In this Minority Business Access, Solomon RC Ali does his due diligence to share how deeply one should research before taking the plunge to purchase a business or invest in it. To master how the money “moves” within a business, Solomon RC Ali suggests researching three years’ worth of the business’s historical numbers, among other strategies. He stresses that having the right sized team factors into due diligence being completed within a reasonable timeframe, and how the various mindsets of a diverse team help to drill down details. When it comes to mergers and acquisitions, it is important to know what you know, so just do your research.