The Smart Start Now Podcast is the home for the minority hustler striving to chart a new path in entrepreneurship. The Smart Start Now Podcast will be at the forefront to eliminate the informational barrier that exists for minority entrepreneurs. We will interview entrepreneurs and industry leaders that are excited about the growth in the diverse
market economy. The Smart Start Now Podcast will act as a conduit to educate, inspire and uplift the diverse market segment.
Interview with William Frazier Global Trade Expert, Author and Business Development Consultant
Visionary Global Trade Expert and Business Development Consultant
25 years of global “on the ground experience as a” product and service trade coordinator
He is responsible for ensuring all Shanghai-America Direct Import & Export Co. Ltd business units, product lines, and make sure import/export operations are in compliance with China regulatory requirements that govern international trade activities.
Author of Black American Entrepreneur in China
Interview with Earsa Jackson serves as the Chair for Clark Hill Strasburger's Franchise & Distribution team and the Diversity Committee
The Smart Start Now Podcast was honored to interview Earsa Jackson. Earsa is the Chair for Clark Hill Strasburger's Franchise & Distribution team, and the Chair of the law firm's Diversity Committee. Earsa has written and spoken extensively on franchise industry matters, and is a former Director of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Division for the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising. Earsa is a Certified Franchise Executive and also Chair of the International Franchise Association Diversity Institute.
Tune in, listen, and learn strategies for becoming a franchisor! Earsa provides details about the International Franchising Association (IFA)'s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, and a high-level overview of how to take advantage of the real estate development projects in Opportunity Zones.
Interview with Alesia Visconti CEO of FranServe and The Franchise Dictionary Magazine
The Smart Start Now Podcast was honored to interview the "fran-tastic" CEO of FranServe and CEO/Publisher of the Franchise Dictionary Magazine, Alesia Visconti. Tune in to listen to Alesia's journey into the franchising industry, opportunities for women and minorities in franchising, and the benefits of participation in professional organizations like the International Franchise Association (IFA).
Interview with Jack Wilson, Chief Development Officer, Family Financial Centers and Family Partners Insurance
I had the privilege of interviewing Jack Wilson, Chief Development Officer at Family Financial Centers and Family Partners Insurance. He is also owner of Liquid Capital of Greater Philadelphia. Our conversation focused on Building Your Legacy through franchising. We discussed the business ownership deficit in diverse communities and how our financial impact fails to support our future lineage. We hope this interview shines a light on the topic and supports the change.
Episode 1 Interview with Howard James, Owner of Holistic Health Cafe
The Smart Start Now Podcast interviewed Howard James former Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia VP of IT and current owner of the Holistic Health Cafe and Tea Country. In the interview, we discuss the need for proper capital and strategic planning to launch a business. The interview was rich with valuable information for current and future entrepreneurs.
Smart Start Now Podcast Introduction
We are excited to launch the first season of the Smart Start Now Podcast!
This podcast is a wealth of information for entrepreneurs! I can’t wait until the next episode!