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Commas is all things tech from life hacks, to entrepreneurship advice, to love, life, and tech. Hosted by Sequoia Blodgett.
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#Community If You Build It, They Will Come


Malcolm "MJ" Harris Explains the Financial Benefits of Being Authentically Yourself
Malcolm "MJ" Harris discusses how authenticity awarded him financial abundance, we give you solutions to avoid entrepreneurial burnout and we discuss how recently installed tech security backfired. 
February 04, 2020
How to Automate Your Business
Does your business need automation? We got you! We cover that, the importance of your circle, digital dating vs. IRL, what jobs will no longer exist in 10 years and what the workforce of the future will look like. 
January 28, 2020
Why Startups Should Consider Traditional Crowdfunding
On this episode, we chat with Renee King, the founder of FundBlackFounders to understand why it's a good idea for Black Founders to consider traditional crowdfunding. We cover entrepreneurship stereotypes, mistakes people make on social media and the hottest new technology to hit the market in 2020. 
January 22, 2020
Does your Business Need an Investor?
We’re jumping into the pros/cons of bringing on an investor, how to manifest what you want, life as a fashion entrepreneur and what was popping’ at CES.
January 16, 2020
Commas Radio is Back!
We took a brief hiatus but, we are back with an all-new co-host! Entrepreneur, Doctor Dapper is bringing his unique perspective to the airwaves. We are talking Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Tech, Fashion and so much more. 2020 is gonna be fire!! Tap in.
January 07, 2020
I'm Stuck! Help!
We're taking calls and answering all of your tech entrepreneurship questions. If you'd like advice about your startup, hit us up on the gram @Commas.Club
September 16, 2019
How to Lay Your Financial Foundation as an Entrepreneur
Your finances are the bricks to building your entrepreneurial house and millennial money expert, Dominque Broadway teaches you how to lay your foundation.
September 03, 2019
3 Costly Mistakes that Entrepreneurs Make
On this episode, I'll break down the three costly mistakes that most entrepreneurs make when building their startups and I'll teach you how to create a roadmap for your business. 
August 26, 2019
The Importance of Obtaining Business Credit
Credit maven, Christia'n Annice teaches us the importance of business credit and I’ll share with you how I got my personal credit score to jump up 50 points putting me in the 700 Club in less than two weeks. 
August 19, 2019
The Journey to Becoming a Venture Capital Investor
 We’ve heard from investors who are out here killin’ the game but, that’s one side of the coin. On today’s show, we'll hear from an investor-in-training and she’ll give you a glimpse of what it’s like to become a Venture Capitalist. Additionally, I'll teach you how to get your problem(s) solved almost immediately if you ever encounter issues with a major corporation. 
August 13, 2019
#Athlete Growing a Seven-Figure Tech Company as a Non-technical Founder
Former NFL player, Chase Minnifield takes us on his journey from the league to growing a seven-figure tech company as a non-technical founder and you guys... why in the world did my Instacart shopper steal my groceries... ooohh technology
August 05, 2019
How to Grow Your Business Using #Instagram
On this episode, we do a business audit with the founder of Broke and Fab giving her the steps to grow her business using Instagram and I also teach you how to directly confront your entrepreneurial fears. 
July 29, 2019
#Multitasking How Hold Down a Full-Time Job and Be an Entrepreneur
On this episode we chat with Anndrea Moore who fills us in on how she's been able to hold down jobs at the largest tech companies in the world, all while getting a business degree from Harvard, starting her own tech organization, and learning how to become an investor.
July 22, 2019
#Competition You vs. a Billion Dollar Tech Company
 On this episode, entrepreneur Esosa Ighodaro explains how she was forced to shift gears when confronted with competition from a major tech company and yours truly will discuss the importance of the entrepreneurial mindset. 
July 15, 2019
#Roadmap to the Money
 We chat with Anthony Price, author and founder of Lootscout and discuss all of the different ways you can fund your company. 
July 08, 2019
#Exit What it Means When You Leave the Company that You Created
We catch with Blavity co-founder Jon Jackson and discuss what it meant for him when he left the company that he helped create and what you should do to prepare to exit if you're having similar thoughts. 
July 01, 2019
#Boundaries Using the Power of No to Get to Yes
On this episode, I take you through my journey as an entrepreneur, how I manifested what I wanted through establishing boundaries and why it's so important to understand the power of no. 
June 24, 2019
#Investing Get in From the Ground Floor
On this episode, we catch up with former NFL player, Mike Brown who takes us through his startup journey and he teaches us how to get in on the ground floor of startup investing so we can make that tech money and I’ll let you know why with high risk comes high reward -
June 17, 2019
#Pivot Learn When it's Time to Switch Directions in Your Business
On this episode, we’ll hear from Vernell Woods, the founder of Moolah Mobile and he'll explain to us how he had over a million users on his platform, a major celeb as an investor and business partner and yet, he knew it was time to take his business in a different direction. 
June 10, 2019
#Profitability Facebook Ads are Where it's At
Abu Fofanah, the lieutenant of marketing, teaches individuals how to promote their products and services and turn them into profitable businesses using Facebook Ads and I will tell you what my experience has been like being part of his marketing accelerator. 
June 03, 2019
#Founders Best of Entrepreneurship Advice - Pt. 2
The best of Entrepreneurship Advice, Part 2 of the series. I give you tips on how to gamify your life to produce more productivity, how to embrace and deal with failure, and I answer all of your questions from the Gram. 
May 31, 2019
#Founders Best of Entrepreneurship Advice - Pt. 1
This is a collection of Entrepreneurship Advice that our audience has gravitated to the most from past episodes. I give you tips on becoming an influencer marketer, how to approach brands to get them interested in spending money with  you, how to practice patience, and why it's important to have a business accountability partner.  Stay tuned for Part 2 of the series. 
May 21, 2019
#Bootstrapped I Built a Seven-Figure Business Using Government Contracts
Sevetri Wilson, the founder of Resilia, was the first black woman in New Orleans to raise millions in capital but, not before she built a seven-figure empire by securing government contracts. 
May 13, 2019
#Community If You Build It, They Will Come
Stanford and Northwestern Kellogg MBA grad, Rahshiene Taha, founder of 7|X, talks about why community is extremely vital to the growth of your business. 
May 06, 2019
#Patience How He Secured Deals with Nike and Tesla
Kurieo founder, Devin Lars talks about how he secured his deals with Nike and Tesla by practicing extreme patience and we discuss why it's absolutely a virtue. 
April 29, 2019
#Ownership Why it Matters
We’re discussing the importance of ownership with Jeremy and Bryyce co-founders of Cover360ixty and I’ll explain to you why ownership is actually your ticket to financial freedom. 
April 22, 2019
#Freedom It Starts with Financial Literacy
Learn how to obtain financial freedom with financial expert, Jeremiah Brown and I have some crucial tips for all you last minute tax preparers.
April 15, 2019
#Gamification How to Maximize Productivity
I teach you how to gamify your life and we talk about human capital - how and why it’s important to invest in yourself, plus our special guest, "the dating guy" returns. 
April 09, 2019
#NipseyHussle Buy Back the Block
We dedicate this to culture icon, Nipsey Hussle. We remember him as an entrepreneur, an investor, and someone who was focused on being an asset to the community.
April 01, 2019
#Atlanta T.I.'s Business Partner Talks Tech Investing + More
We’ve got special guest, Jason Geter, a longtime business partner of Clifford "T.I." Harris, co-founder of Grand Hustle Entertainment, Strivers Row, and now Tech Investor under Tech Cypha and Khady Thiam Gueye who many of you may know as Akon's little sister but, she's got some big things bubbling up on her own. 
March 25, 2019
#SocialMedia Pretty Ricky's, Spectacular Smith and DJ, Mick Batyske Talk Building Brands
We chat with Pretty Ricky's, Spectacular Smith about how he built his company Adwizar, and DJ, Investor and Influencer, Mick Batyske teaches us how to connect with brands and the power of relationships. 
March 18, 2019
#Failure How Squire, Co-Founder Dave Salvant Failed His Way to Success
Co-founder of Squire, Dave Salvant, turns his setback into a pivot which takes him from failing to a fiercely growing startup and we discuss why failure is extremely necessary for success. 
March 05, 2019
#Creatives How to Make it as a Creative Entrepreneur
We talk about the business of being a creative with VR Director, Alton Glass and we dive into the difference between social media popularity, influencer marketing and entrepreneurship. 
February 26, 2019
#Coding How He Got Facebook to Invest $1 Million into His Company
Founder Michael Ellison talks about why he's so passionate about getting students involved with coding through his venture Code Path and how he got Facebook to make a $1 Million investment, plus Sequoia answers more of your Q&As. 
February 19, 2019
#Finances This Financial Advisor Teaches You How to Get Your Finances in Shape
Financial advisor, Justin McCurdy helps us get into financial shape.  Additionally, Sequoia answers your entrepreneurship questions from the gram. 
February 12, 2019
#Venture One Married Co-Founder's Journey to a Million Dollars
The founders of Shearshare, Courtney and Dr. Tye Caldwell walk us through their journey to raising a million dollars in Venture Capital. 
February 05, 2019
#Building Where to Invest Your Dollars When Growing Your Tech Business
We teach you where to place your marketing dollars,  according to Brand and Facebook Ads expert, Leisha Langston, we'll hear from founder, Bruce Hamilton, about his platform that allows you how to build apps with no coding experience and we’ll help you understand what NOT to do as a first time entrepreneur. 
January 29, 2019
#Change From Prison to Tech, Accountability, and Options
Two formerly incarcerated individuals, Marcus Bullock and Victor "Divine" Lombard, both turn their entrepreneurial skills from a negative into life-changing positives. We'll understand why business accountability partners are a must and we'll catch up with a special guest about his experience dealing with dating apps. 
January 22, 2019
#Fear Getting to the Breakthrough
Military veteran turned self-made millionaire and serial entrepreneur, Roc Ryder, tells us how he uses combat tactics to teach entrepreneurship, we’ll hear from an ex-NBA publicist who teaches women to switch, pivot and quit their careers to transition to a more fulfilling lives and... do I hear Wedding Bells? We’ll give those special couples who are ready to walk down to aisle tips on the best ways to plan that special day. Producer: Tawala Sharp
January 15, 2019
#Leverage Affiliate Marketing and Transitioning Careers
We chat with affiliate marketing expert, Priest Willis Sr., who helps us understand how to make money through affiliates and why Kim Kardashian is actually considered an affiliate marketer herself, we’ll jump into how to outsource aspects of your team and tasks in order to scale if you’re a solo entrepreneur and we catch up with former NFL Player, Ryan Mundy and talk about his transition from the league to tech. 
January 08, 2019
#Viral Why Influencers Matter to your Marketing Strategy + More
Chic Geeks founder, Candice Adams talks leveraging influencers for her marketing strategy and we catch up with Relationship Expert, Kevin Carr to discuss why dating is dead. 
December 25, 2018
#Legalish Understand the Legal Behind Forming a Business Entity + More...
Attorney, Jaia Thomas helps us get our business legal right, you’ll find out what you need in order to launch your company the correct way, and Dr. Ally is back helping a couple of callers get the most out of their digital dating game.
December 11, 2018
#Levelup - Study the Craft and Get Your Brand Right + More
Jason Mayden, the man who made the Nike Monarch the highest-grossing shoe in Nike’s history, shows you how to close the wealth gap, and Dr. Ally delves into the world of mental health and brand identity.
December 04, 2018
#Validation - Pitching an Investor, Popular Apps, and Digital Dating + More
Investor, Marlon Nichols talks about Venture Capital and gives feedback to a budding entrepreneur. We play digital Truth or Dare with Jay Ellis aka Lawrence from Insecure and we chop it up with Dr. Peace Amadi about online dating and the new swipe culture.
November 29, 2018