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Zoho One Cements Place in Business Technology Industry with Shiny New Features

Customer experience has been a business buzzword this year. But, when it comes to using technology to facilitate the best user and customer experience, businesses oftentimes face challenges. Multiple logins, systems that don’t communicate, important customer information lost in translation, and overall more work for you. Since Zoho One launched in 2017, its goal...

DWEN: How Is Small Business Working for Women?

Ramon Ray got a chance to catch up with Erik Day, who heads up Dell’s Small Business Network. Erik had been at the Dell Women's Entrepreneur Network in Singapore summit as well and noted the amazing relationships and networking he’s seen over the course of his time there.  “Having a community of support to come...

How to Tap Into Your Power Within

https://youtu.be/UJ-iE3uDH-k I am so overjoyed to have been able to sit down with Antonio Brown owner of men’s fashion brand LVL XIII. Our conversation was literally food for my soul, we discussed everything from walking in faith, making sure your actions align with the life you want to live and tapping into your POWER.   With...

Tackling Self Care & Mental Health As An Entrepreneur

https://youtu.be/cSrQDc7Mjgg Two weeks after I graduated college I launched my business Bené full time. I have always loved the work that I have done and being able to create something that really changes the lives of others. Along the ‘Journey’ of building my business I got so caught up in the hustle and the pressures...

Transforming the Face of Tech for Black Women

https://youtu.be/pJ3dnJtKOrw Forbes 30 under 30, mastered Silicon Valley, launched her app PartPic, was invited by President Obama to the White House, sold her tech company to AMAZON...and that's just the beginning of how Jewel Burks Solomon is changing the game and changing the face of tech for black women. As a woman and a black woman in tech, Jewel’s...

The Entrepreneur’s Curse: Why Passion Can Be Dangerous for the Small Business Start-up

Most of the stories we hear about entrepreneurs are epic.  Silicon Valley rock stars, massively leveraged IPO’s, black turtle-necks and dazzling technology. But the truth is much more down to earth, because for the most part it’s really about people like you. Someone with a good idea and the passion to start what is...

The Journey with Spendefy: The Pros & Cons of Having a Business Partner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObR2mQ6ZJQ4 Are you in search of business partner? Or wondering how do you find the right co-founder to grow your business with? Then you're in the right place. Antwon Davis and Eldredge Washington are co-founders of Spendefy – a tech company with a digital platform that makes it easier to find black-owned businesses in your city. The idea behind...

The Journey with Lauren: How to Turn a Passion Project Into a Business with Purpose

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuccHw2jnno&t=390s   I met Lauren about a year ago when my business partner and and I were doing a pop-up shop in Atlanta. Lauren spotted us across the store and literally came hobbling over with her boot excited to meet other entrepreneurs with a similar mission in the city. We exchanged information and now our quarterly...