21 episodes

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.

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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.

    Black Lives Matter Movement: Wake Up, Fight The Battle

    Black Lives Matter Movement: Wake Up, Fight The Battle

    The Black Lives Matter Movement has sparked many important conversations about race, discrimination, and injustice that have long been kept on the periphery. Now, with it going loud on the mainstream media, it has become hard to ignore this pressing issue that has been affecting so many lives in the Black community. In this episode, Solomon Ali takes a stand together with the movement and speaks about the systemic oppression that is stripping away opportunities for Black people to thrive. Particularly, he taps into the small number of black-owned companies and the problems when it comes to access to the capital markets. He goes deep into the issues about the unemployment rate and social security of Black people, especially in this time of COVID-19, where the already unlevel playing field is becoming even farther apart. The amount of injustice the Black community has been receiving has gone on for so long. It is time to change that by waking up and fighting the battle. Join Solomon in this important conversation to know how you can fight against injustice.

    • 36 min
    Customer Service Is Your Brand

    Customer Service Is Your Brand

    Don't let your business be one of those businesses that neglect the way their services and products are perceived by the people to whom they're supposed to be selling. Many customers tend to choose companies to work with based on their customer service track record, so you should be wary about the way you carry out your day-to-day operations. Solomon Ali emphasizes the importance of making sure your customer service is always in good shape. Bad customer service reflects very poorly on the quality of the work you're doing. Solomon can help you take full control of the situation so, going forward, you know how to deal with customers and provide the best possible customer service!

    • 33 min
    Understanding The Process Of Hiring Vendors

    Understanding The Process Of Hiring Vendors

    The process of hiring vendors is one that you shouldn't be taking lightly because these people—their reputations and the quality of their work—will reflect directly on you and the company you're running. Be slow to hire but quick to fire in order to make sure that you're cutting any losses as quickly as possible. Solomon Ali runs you through the most important things to remember when hiring vendors. It's a much more delicate process than you might think. Make sure you're always at the top of your game when you're hiring out!

    • 41 min
    The Best Way To Build A Team

    The Best Way To Build A Team

    Building a team, especially one as crucial to your company as the Board of Directors—people who have a large say in how you'll be running your company going forward—is an essential skill to understand and learn. Without this insight, you're entrusting the future of your company to people who might not exactly be up to the task. Solomon Ali illustrates some of the best practices you can implement when you're building a team, and this knowledge extends far past just your Board of Directors, but to the rest of your company as well. Learn how to make strong and well-balanced teams and keep them in great shape!

    • 41 min
    Options For Borrowing Money: Debt, Equity, And Hybrid

    Options For Borrowing Money: Debt, Equity, And Hybrid

    Are you thinking of borrowing money and are confused about what kind you wish to borrow? This episode helps lay out your options and let you make the smartest investment decisions. Join Solomon Ali as he tackles the different options for borrowing money – debt, equity, and hybrid. Breaking down each of these, he shares scenarios and mechanisms of how you can successfully transact with them. He also highlights the difference between a creditor and an equity owner, as well as the importance of having legal representation during the borrowing process.

    • 38 min
    Solomon Ali’s Take On Your Business Problems

    Solomon Ali’s Take On Your Business Problems

    There certainly is no one path to doing business, but one thing is for sure, you can always count on people's advice to help you see the road that will best take you to your goals. Going off tangent from the previous episodes, Solomon Ali flies solo to share with you his own personal opinions about your business problems. He shares his personal information and beliefs that may guide you in your journey. For whatever it's worth, this episode aims to offer another perspective to some of the most common problems of budding entrepreneurs. What makes a business essential? What should you do with your 401k retirement plan? Should you pull out your money from the market? Equipped with his own knowledge and experience, Solomon answers all these questions and more.

    • 43 min

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