45 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

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 4 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.

    How to Become More Aligned With Your Purpose with Shavannah Moore (REPLAY)

    How to Become More Aligned With Your Purpose with Shavannah Moore (REPLAY)

    Check out the latest episode with Entrepreneur, Speaker, and Life Coach Shavannah Moore who helps leaders around the globe become the elevated version of themselves. She helps them activate their gift by providing them with the tools to master their mindset and crush their goals. Shavannah has been featured on The Rachael Ray Show, Dr. Oz Show, Amazon Prime, CBS, WRAL's Tarheel Talk, G105, Power 95.5, Women's Radio Network and so many more media outlets around the World. She has worked with Top Influences who have appeared on The OWN Network, Tyler Perry, Food Network & NBC.

    In this episode, we discuss:
    Power of mindsetJourney into the coaching and public speaking industryFighting depression as an entrepreneurAligning with your purposeOpportunity with CBS
    Ad Resource Mentioned
    Fiverr

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    Socials:
    @blkdirectory
    @diamondunlimited_

    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 

    • 55 min
    BLK Directory Podcast is nominated for an award! (Check-in)

    BLK Directory Podcast is nominated for an award! (Check-in)

    Hey!! I'm back from my trip to London, so it's time to catch up. In this episode, I am sharing some great news with you about BLK Directory Podcast being nominated for Black Podcasting Award; talking about my travel experience and how it's hard sometimes to get back on track; and also sharing my thoughts on new term I came across - "silent quitting".


    Black Podcasting Award 2022 NomineesBLK Directory LinktreeHow to launch podcast Ebook

    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.

    Have you downloaded the BLK Directory App? Check us out in the app store:
    iOS App Store
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    Learn about BLK Directory
    Join our private Facebook community for entrepreneurs here
    Socials:
    @blkdirectory
    @diamondunlimited_

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

    • 30 min
    Q3 Results and what am I bringing into Q4 (Check in)

    Q3 Results and what am I bringing into Q4 (Check in)

    Hey!! I'm back with a quick solo episode before my trip to London. Before hitting the new month I want to discuss the results of Q3: things I enjoyed and things I need to focus more on. 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.

    Have you downloaded the BLK Directory App? Check us out in the app store:
    iOS App Store
    Google Play Store
    Learn about BLK Directory
    Join our private Facebook community for entrepreneurs here
    Socials:
    @blkdirectory
    @diamondunlimited_

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

    • 14 min
    Building a Nail Polish Empire with Kendra Woolridge (REPLAY)

    Building a Nail Polish Empire with Kendra Woolridge (REPLAY)

    In this episode, we're spending time with Kendra Woolridge who is the Founder and CEO of Janet & Jo, a D.C.-based luxury nail lacquer company. With lacquer names such as Change Agent and Courage, it comes as no surprise why Janet & Jo. has become known as an inspirational clean beauty brand, both here and abroad.
    Janet & Jo (@janetandjo) has been featured and applauded by notable press outlets and beauty brands including, Sally Hansen, Allure, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, WhoWhatWearUK, Refinery29, Bustle, People, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and more. Janet & Jo was awarded Best Nail Polish in Self Magazines 2021 Healthy Beauty Awards, going through an extensive 2-month vetting process.

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    In this episode, we discuss:
    Who is Kendra Woolridge? (1:25)How did you get into this business? (2:00)What goes into creating a nail polish (4::48)How to get your product into stores (20:15)Finding mentorship in the lacquer industry (22:25)Accessing capital and maximizing resources (29:05)How Black Girl Ventures changed the game   (38:20)Receiving 100K anonymously by taking the leap  (42:10) Letting your purpose fuel you (46:10)What's next and where you can find Janet & Jo? (51:00)Learn about BLK Directory
    Check us out in the app store:
    iOS App Store
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    Join our private Facebook community for entrepreneurs here
    Socials:
    @blkdirectory
    @diamondunlimited_

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

    • 52 min
    Claiming New Territory: How DJ Fibonacci Went From Solely Being An Engineer to Turning Tables For Google (REPLAY)

    Claiming New Territory: How DJ Fibonacci Went From Solely Being An Engineer to Turning Tables For Google (REPLAY)

    In today's episode, I'll be catching up with my girl Yetti and exploring the world of being a successful black woman DJ and how to find your way in a new space.

    About Yetti:

    By day, Yetti Obasade works as a design engineer, but at night she moonlights as DJ Fibonacci. A new face on the turntable scene here in the bay; she was born and raised in the Midwest. Her style brings an eclectic and soulful blend of futuristic funk sounds that is sure to keep the vibes high throughout the night. Through hip hop, afrobeat, and upbeat R&B- her love of playing instruments and producing sounds on her own led to her 2015 start in Djing. Her resume now boasts a multitude of local fashion shows, parties, and daytime events. Since relocating to The Bay, her style and vibe have attracted offers from large-scale clients such as Google and popular conferences like AfroTECH. A jack of all trades when it comes to her passion for merging the sciences and the arts, it’s no secret why her name is DJ Fibonacci (@thedjfibonacci).

    In this episode, we discuss:
    How Yetti landed a wedding gig for two former Olympic athletes (:40)Are people actively searching for black women DJs? Is it a trend or here to stay? (4:00)Experience moving to Oakland and starting over (6:20)Landing a gig with Google as a DJ (7:30)Who is Yetti and what inspired her to become a DJ (10:10)Protecting your business at all cost (17:30)Fighting imposter syndrome and raising the price (20:05)Challenges she's faced being a woman in the industry (26:42)Will the DJ industry ever be less male-dominated (35:19) Staying relevant and top of mind during the pandemic (41:06)What's next for DJ Fibonacci? (46:00)Setting boundaries and knowing your worth in business (49:00)
    You can find out more about Yetti in our BLK Directory app.

    Check us out in the app store:
    iOS App Store
    Google Play Store
    Learn about BLK Directory

    Join our private Facebook community for entrepreneurs here
    Socials:
    @blkdirectory
    @diamondunlimited_

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

    • 52 min
    What It Takes To Be The Single Mompreneur With Tricia B.

    What It Takes To Be The Single Mompreneur With Tricia B.

    In this episode, I welcome back my mom, Tricia B. We talk about what it takes to be a single mompreneur while raising 3 children and also being a caregiver for 14 years. Tricia B is a hair stylist who started her career in her teenage years, went through many obstacles, and kept going on no matter what.
     
    "In my early twenties, I was already a full-time mom of 3, going through a divorce and moving to another state. I  just finished hair school, I hustled a lot and didn't feel sorry for myself, I was always passion-driven and knew we will survive no matter what". ~ Tricia B.

    In this episode, we discuss:
    What does it mean to be a single mom & entrepreneur at the same time (03:00)Importance of your support network and how it does really "take a village" to succeed (08:00)Sometimes you just to take your chances and not look back (15:00)How to stay on course when things are falling apart and confidence goes down (17:33)What makes you survive through your lowest low (23:20)How to show up when so much is going on (28:40)Having mompreneurs' guilt that you are not always there for your family (33:51)
    Guest info:
    Tricia B - Published hair stylist, licensed cosmetologist (20+ yrs), professional stylist for hire
    Instagram: @styled_by_triciab
    Family Caregivers Support Facebook Page 

    Check us out in the app store:
    iOS App Store
    Google Play Store

    Socials:
    @blkdirectory
    @diamondunlimited_

    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 

    • 49 min

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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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