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Yo Business is not your usual business pod—unless your usual business pod is hosted by two black millennials making it work in NYC, texting exclusively in gifs and trying to get this 401k poppin’. Co-hosts J.J. (journalist) and Shayna (fashion professional/writer) make business news accessible for POCs, unpack how trending topics impact The Culture, and call on their expert friends to run the how-tos of investing, branding, and entrepreneurship. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/yo-business/support

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    • 5.0, 22 Ratings

Yo Business is not your usual business pod—unless your usual business pod is hosted by two black millennials making it work in NYC, texting exclusively in gifs and trying to get this 401k poppin’. Co-hosts J.J. (journalist) and Shayna (fashion professional/writer) make business news accessible for POCs, unpack how trending topics impact The Culture, and call on their expert friends to run the how-tos of investing, branding, and entrepreneurship. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/yo-business/support

    Locked Down, But Not Out (w/ Erika Lindsey)

    Locked Down, But Not Out (w/ Erika Lindsey)

    Quarantine not gon’ stop us! This week, Shayna and J.J. try their damndest to talk about something other than that doggone corona + our guest, Erika Lindsey, a service designer with a focus on advocacy and social change initiatives, brings us out of our hopeless slump with a whole list of ways we can help—right from our couches. She also dropped some knowledge on the importance of filling out that 2020 Census.

    Yo Business:

    Nikole Hannah-Jones, Creator of the New York Times' 1619 Project, Awarded 2020 Pulitzer Prize

    After 274 Years, Princeton Will Have Its First Black Valedictorian

    10 Financial Moves to Make If You Have Lost Your Job—or Fear You Will

    From Erika:

    Quick things you can do now:

    Complete the Census: https://2020census.gov/

    Register to Vote: https://www.vote.org/register-to-vote/

    NYC Based:

    Volunteer with a Mutual Aid Group: https://mutualaid.nyc/resources-groups/

    Audre Lorde Project: https://alp.org/

    Brooklyn Movement Center: brooklynmovementcenter.org

    Justice Committee: https://www.justicecommittee.org/

    Black Alliance for Just Immigration: https://baji.org/

    Brooklyn Bailout Fund: https://brooklynbailfund.org/

    Make the Road NY: https://maketheroadny.org/

    Shayna Learned: Hoping Llamas Will Become Coronavirus Heroes

    J.J. Loved: Jaida Essence Hall’s lip-sync (and her tweet balm to J.J.)

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Happy Hour Special: Quarantinis

    Happy Hour Special: Quarantinis

    What a year this week has been! With the help of remote recording (along with a double shot of tequila and a whole pint of mango Talenti), J.J. and Shayna were able to make a delirious episode that *kinda* touches on Dem Debates, Grant Hill’s singing career and WFH etiquette. TBH, it’s really just us chatting as besties who need each other right now - but we’re here and in your ears! Still working on getting our editor locked down during this mayhem, so please expect a super raw version of Yo Business. Hang in there everyone!

    Yo Business:

    Highlight of Monday’s Democratic Debate

    Andrew Gillum in Miami Beach Hotel Room as Man Overdosed, Police Say

    12 Museums that Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch

    These Movies Are Being Released On Demand (Instead of in Theatres)

    We Loved:

    Shayna’s Weighted Hula Hoop!

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    • 49 min
    Confectionary Fellow (Fixed!)

    Confectionary Fellow (Fixed!)

    Ya’ll, when I tell you that a break from staying up on all the mess of the world was much needed. But break over, back to work! In the first episode of Season 3, J.J. scares the ish out of us by saying Candyman a bit too many times and recounting the horror of gentrification. Shayna reminds us about science when it comes to coronavirus fear and both hosts talk about pre-Super Tuesday politics—which has all crumbled since we recorded. Plus, we learn what to do with that little merit increase to see a difference in your savings and the importance of never feeling too old to learn. 

    Yo Business: 

    When You Talk About Candyman, You Need to Say Nia DaCosta’s Name

    It’s not overreacting to prepare for Coronavirus. Here’s How. 

    More than 100 wild animals in China died from poisoning in a mass die-off seemingly triggered by coronavirus disinfectant

    We Learned: 

    Got a Raise? It’s Time to Bump Up Your Savings, Too

    HSBC Direct Savings Account 

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    • 51 min
    Cancel or Keep: Digging Through the Decade

    Cancel or Keep: Digging Through the Decade

    2009 was a whole decade ago...like, what is time?? For the last episode of 2019, J.J. and Shayna dig through the archives to talk about their loves, learns and cancels from the past ten years. Since 2009, we survived the Great Recession, found comfort from the exhaustion of being Black in America in our chosen tribes, and loved the heck out of some kale. Both hosts are a year old and a whole decade wiser - thank you Lawd.  
    Barring the actual end of days, we will see all of you lovelies back in January 2020. Enjoy your holidays - love you so much! 
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    • 47 min
    Breakin’ 2: Adulting Boogaloo

    Breakin’ 2: Adulting Boogaloo

    Your double-Sagittarius hosts will be back with a new episode Wednesday, Dec 11th!

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    • 39 sec
    Veni, Vidi, Venture Capital

    Veni, Vidi, Venture Capital

    Thank you for coming back! This week, Shayna gives a much needed health lesson about the hymen and women owning their own bodies (looking at you, T.I.), while J.J. checks the optimism we had about for-profit colleges and one of America’s richest philanthropists. Plus: Our guest, Kanyi Maqubela, venture investor & managing partner at Kindred Ventures, gives us a crash course in becoming an investor, how it can lead to generational wealth, and how dropping out of college kick-started his career.

    (Please excuse our small tech issue that has Shayna sounding far away during the interview!)

    Notes:

    The Virginity Fraud

    Black Womxn For Elizabeth Warren

    For-Profit Schools Found to Exploit Black & Latino Students

    We Learned:

    645Ventures and its cap table simulator

    We Loved:

    Gratitude prompts -


    I will let go off…

    I am thankful for…

    I will focus on...


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    • 1 hr 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Calbr02 ,

Just what we needed

I am in LOVE with this podcast, it’s everything I didn’t know I needed. A look into the world of business, politics and culture from two smart, funny black millennials. I do have to say one thing and I pray this is taken as constructive feedback: the male host, JJ, often stutters and trips over his words and takes long pauses and says “uhhh uhhh uhhh” that it can be hard to listen to. It’s particularly prominent when he is interviewing someone. I recommended this podcast to friends and they all noted the same thing. I know this show is supposed to be conversational but perhaps a script or some practice would help it flow. I hope I’m not sounding like a hater. This show deserves all the praise and I love both hosts! I want this show to win!!

JonLemDum ,

All this content is for free??

This👏🏾. Podcast👏🏾. Right👏🏾. Here👏🏾. Is👏🏾. Life👏🏾.

A friend of mine asked me for some leadership/business podcasts by POCs and I had to do a deep dive for relevant, non-corny, applicable content. Check, check, and check with Yo Business! On top of all that, the way in which they connect with listeners is a talent. This has become one of my favorite podcasts to listen to on business. Thank you both for your wisdom, honesty, and dopeness.

jrg3110 ,

Weekly anticipation for each new show!

This show makes you “Wanna do right!” It challenges you to think about business our world and self in a nu way. It has a little something for everyone!

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