Episode 46: Strategies for Building a Loyal Business Team by Dr. Melissa Manuel

THE CREATIVE ENTREPRENEUR SERIES: Today's solo-cast is all about building a loyal business team as an entrepreneur. Every business that wants to scale and grow in its future needs a growth plan. And that plan must start with building a loyal team who can help to take on some of the responsibilities that cannot be … Continue reading Episode 46: Strategies for Building a Loyal Business Team by Dr. Melissa Manuel

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Episode 43: Ontavia Roulette, An American Couturier “How Creative Artistry Became My Business”

Ontavia Roulette is an American Couturier whose personality is magnetic. That same magnetism exudes from each piece of couture wear she designs. Armed with skill, grit, and a bit of whimsy, Ontavia set out years ago to turn her empty garage into a master design studio to launch her own fashion brand. And she did … Continue reading Episode 43: Ontavia Roulette, An American Couturier “How Creative Artistry Became My Business”

Episode 42: Anthony Elle Williams, Project Runway All Stars Winner, Shares His Plans For Brand-Building

And the Winner is....Anthony! Those were the words that changed this designer's life forever. Since winning Season 6 of LifeTime TV's Project Runway All Stars, announced April 5th, 2018, Anthony has been making moves to solidify the Anthony Elle Williams Brand. His work with Anne Fulenwider, Editor-in-Chief of Marie Claire magazine, is already underway and … Continue reading Episode 42: Anthony Elle Williams, Project Runway All Stars Winner, Shares His Plans For Brand-Building

Episode 38: Strategies for Nurturing Client Relationships and Getting Repeat Sales w/ Lutalo Aryee

Over the past decade, Lutalo Aryee, has honed the art of relationship building in business. As an entrepreneur, he trains other businesses to use social media as a tool for building strong relationships with clients. Lu believes that building real relationships is "the only way to truly get to know your customer and for them … Continue reading Episode 38: Strategies for Nurturing Client Relationships and Getting Repeat Sales w/ Lutalo Aryee

Episode 37: Expert Tips For Landing a Corporate Fashion Job with Angelina Calabro, Technical Designer

"Corporate isn't for everyone", says Angelina Calabro, my guest on today's episode of the Fashion Alumni Podcast. Angelina is a hard-working, talented technical designer, now working for the corporate office of Dick's Sporting Goods, a leading omnichannel sporting goods retailer, headquartered in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. In this insightful interview, Angelina shares insider tips on corporate culture, … Continue reading Episode 37: Expert Tips For Landing a Corporate Fashion Job with Angelina Calabro, Technical Designer

Episode 36: Own Your Quiet Voice, Make Organic Connections & Money on Your Own Terms w/Jennifer Gabiola

Have you ever met someone who made you feel like you could be and do anything you wanted + on your own terms? I have. Her name is Jennifer Dawn Gabiola, founder of DawningSoul.com. Jennifer is a beauty brand activator, designer, and poet. And she knows a thing or two about building impactful brands! If … Continue reading Episode 36: Own Your Quiet Voice, Make Organic Connections & Money on Your Own Terms w/Jennifer Gabiola

Episode 35: “Strategies for Building a Successful Online Fashion Boutique” with Jasmene Bowdry

Today I am speaking with Jasmene Bowdry, founder and CEO of BellaRosa Boutique, an online e-commerce shop for stylish go-getters, sophisticated corporate climbers, and trendsetting influencers much like herself. With fashion degree in hand and over 10 years of retail buying and personal fashion styling experience, Jasmene has a wealth of knowledge to share with … Continue reading Episode 35: “Strategies for Building a Successful Online Fashion Boutique” with Jasmene Bowdry

Episode 33: D.J. Manuel says “Ditch the New Year’s Resolutions; Do this Instead”

Happy New Year Everybody! Thank God for a new beginning! Today my guest is D.J. Manuel. He’s a successful entrepreneur, community leader, business consultant, and Senior Pastor of the Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in historic Tuskegee, Alabama. He’s also a father of two and, last but certainly not least, he’s my husband of 21 … Continue reading Episode 33: D.J. Manuel says “Ditch the New Year’s Resolutions; Do this Instead”