35 episodes

BLK Directory Podcast focuses on sharing the stories of black business owners with a wide lens. We interview black entrepreneurs from all over the world to gain insight into their challenges, learnings in their industry, and overall experience as black entrepreneurs.

The BLK Directory Podcast With Diamond Young Diamond Young

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

BLK Directory Podcast focuses on sharing the stories of black business owners with a wide lens. We interview black entrepreneurs from all over the world to gain insight into their challenges, learnings in their industry, and overall experience as black entrepreneurs.

    Using Your Voice To Increase Impact With Jonathan Jones

    Using Your Voice To Increase Impact With Jonathan Jones

    Hey!! I'm back with a cool interview episode that I did with Jonathan Jones. I met Jonathan at the BLK Pod Festival and I had such a great time connecting with him. In this episode, we discuss podcasting, character flaws, and the road to becoming a speaker. 

    About Jonathan
    2-Time TEDx Speaker, Best-Selling Author, and Your Podcast Mentor
    Jonathan Jones, best-selling author, 2-time TEDx speaker, and host of Your Podcast Mentor Show with Jonathan Jones!

    He believes in helping speakers, coaches and consultants establish their platform so that they can profit on purpose from their podcast. He strives to add value to each and every audience that he shares by making certain that they leave with hands-on tangible strategies for success.

    He has been featured on CBS News and has influenced students ranging from elementary school to college. Some of his previous clients include the University of Texas, Texas A & M, Vanderbilt University, University of Louisiana Monroe, WVU, and Baylor University.
    Please leave us a 5-star rating + review if you've enjoyed this podcast. This will tremendously help me reach more people and create an impact.

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    Have a question or topic for us to discuss on the podcast? Submit your request here or send us an email at info@blkdirectory.com.
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    • 44 min
    First Half of the Year Check In

    First Half of the Year Check In

    Hey!! I'm back with a fun and quick solo episode where I discuss BLK Directory's Birthday,  the importance of first impressions, the impact of keeping your word, and family time. This episode serves as a light check-in.
    Please leave us a 5-star rating + review if you've enjoyed this podcast. This will tremendously help me reach more people and create an impact.

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    Have a question or topic for us to discuss on the podcast? Submit your request here or send us an email at info@blkdirectory.com.
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    • 18 min
    Inside Look: 6 Things That I learned To Grow My Podcast Brand At The BLK Pod Festival

    Inside Look: 6 Things That I learned To Grow My Podcast Brand At The BLK Pod Festival

    I'm back with a new episode where I share a recap of my experience at the BLK Pod Festival and share 6 key takeaways from the event.  I was selected for a scholarship to attend this event in Atlanta and I walked away with so much insight into the Podcast industry.

    The festival had many sessions to attend and speakers to hear from - it was AMAZING!! 

    I loved hearing about leveraging your data, pitching your brand to sponsors, and building a community.

    In this episode I discussed:
    Check-inWhat BLK Pod Fest is and why was I there My overall experience and recap of the eventThe importance of data collectionWhy we should be more intentional about building relationships and communityStay sharp and ready so that you can get to the coinThe power of authenticityDon't play it smallThere's power in numbers and collaborationPlease leave us a 5-star rating + review if you've enjoyed this podcast. This will tremendously help me reach more people and create an impact.

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    Take advantage of this bundle deal if you're looking to create a successful podcast show and have a great launch. This bundle includes the How to Launch a Podcast in 30 days e-book and the Launching Your Podcast for Success Masterclass Replay video.

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    No more standing on the sidelines. It's your turn to have a game-changing podcast.

    Have you downloaded the BLK Directory App? Check us out in the app store:

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    Have a question or topic for us to discuss on the podcast? Submit your request here
    Socials:
    @blkdirectory
    @diamondunlimited_

    • 41 min
    REPLAY: How to Legally Protect Your Business with Marina Banks

    REPLAY: How to Legally Protect Your Business with Marina Banks

    Welcome back to another episode of the BLK Directory Podcast and today's episode will be a replay. I really enjoyed sitting down with Marina Banks to have a legal 101 session. Marina, known through social media as “The Legal Queen”, is a licensed attorney focusing on business law and intellectual property. Attorney Banks is a two-time HBCU grad, having earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Dillard University in New Orleans, LA, and her doctor of jurisprudence from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. 
    She began her legal career as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Houston, the nation’s 4th largest City, where she served as legal counsel to the Houston Public Works Department, the City’s highest budgeted department. After gaining experience negotiating and drafting contracts, preparing ordinances for City Council, and advising the City’s water adjustment board, Marina retired from the City and started her own law practice to focus on helping small businesses and entrepreneurs properly find and protect their businesses.
    In this episode we discuss:

    Who is Marina Banks and how she fell in love with the law (1:55)
    How she transitioned from working for the city of Houston to running her own business (6:11)
    How did Marina grow her client list after leaving her job (13:55)
    How the social media success has translated to income (20:00)
    Going back to the drawing board and dreaming bigger (26:41)
    Overcoming imposter syndrome (34:00) 
    Steps you should take before starting a business (38:08) 
    Creators protecting themselves on Instagram & TikTok (50:00)
    Q&A: What is the difference between a DBA and a trademark? Can you get a DBA without incorporating your business? (56:30) 
    Q&A: With trademarks, are you protected globally? (58:44)
    Q&A: How should I structure my LLC if my business is online? (59:35)
    Q&A: Which documents are the must-haves to protect your business (62:55)
    What’s next and how to find Marina (67:30)

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    @bankssolutions

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Releasing Yourself From Anxiety & Embracing Where You Are (Check In)

    Releasing Yourself From Anxiety & Embracing Where You Are (Check In)

    I'm back with a solo episode where I share both a few personal and business updates with you all. I spend some time talking about how I cope with anxiety, mindset shifts, and some important housekeeping items.

    I also share the special announcement with you all! Be sure to check out this episode.

    If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave us a rating + review.

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    No more standing on the sidelines. It's your turn to have a game-changing podcast.

    Check us out in the app store:

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    Learn about BLK Directory

    Check us out in the app store:

    iOS App Store
    Google Play Store
    Learn about BLK Directory

    Have a question or topic for us to discuss on the podcast? Submit your request here

    Are you looking for a community of entrepreneurs to connect with and for more resources to help grow your business? Join our private Facebook community for entrepreneurs here

    Socials:
    @blkdirectory
    @diamondunlimited_

    • 26 min
    Releasing Expectations, Practicing Self Care, and Shifting Your Mindset With Jasmine Brown

    Releasing Expectations, Practicing Self Care, and Shifting Your Mindset With Jasmine Brown

    Welcome back to a new episode! In the cohost chair, we have Jasmine Brown back with us. We had a chance to catch up and talk about self-care, making time for family, shifting into a more positive mindset, being okay with serving others, and the importance of not letting others project their fear onto you. 

    Jasmine Brown is the definition of a Millennial Boss. She is a serial entrepreneur who is using social media as her vehicle to take faith, fitness, and finances to new heights. She’s the creator of Get Fit With Jazz, Jazz Got me Twisted, and a co-creator of Pray Girl Pray.
    If you've enjoyed this podcast, please leave us a rating + review.

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    Check us out in the app store:

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    Learn about BLK Directory

    Have a question or topic for us to discuss on the podcast? Submit your request here

    Are you looking for a community of entrepreneurs to connect with and for more resources to help grow your business? Join our private Facebook community for entrepreneurs here

    Socials:
    @blkdirectory
    @diamondunlimited 

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

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michajordan1 ,

Awesome content!!

I really enjoy the podcast and am looking forward to hearing it weekly! The host Diamond is such a natural and I love hearing the stories of black businesses!!

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