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Black Creative Handbook

Black Creative Handbook

By Kassandra Gordon
Kassandra Lauren Gordon is a jewellery entrepreneur based in London. This podcast improves people lives who are looking at how to improve their lives and businesses who we can trust. If you are business who want to get more leads and if you are a potential customer who wants a better life...Well this is the podcast Created For You!
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31. Anne Lexee -Fashion Model, Creative Artist and Owner of Durags Cell
In today’s episode of Created For You Podcast we have Anne Lexee, a fashion model, creative artist and business owner. She's a spiritual kiddo from the Caribbean, born in Paris and moved to New York 6 months ago to get her master degree. She went through different studies: international trade, communication and finally fashion. In fashion she found her balance through the creative process. She learned a lot about herself and this experience totally changed her mindset regarding the future – “I was ready to do me for me” was her takeaway. She is indeed a brave woman who’s fearless to conquer her passion. She transitioned and found her heart in Arts. Do you want to walk in her creative journey? Let’s listen to her podcast interview now! 3:07 - Describing the creative process 6:05 - Talking about modeling 10:50 - How did you get to Nylon Japanese publication? 12:10 - Explaining what she do for Nylon Photoshoot 14:25 - Talking about fashion 17:59 - Inspiration what she’s wearing 21:29 - Talking about make-up 23:41 - Describing the Durags brand 29:31 - Talking about the face mask 31:40 - Talking about the Indigo plantain 44:00 : Giving advice for self-care 45:58 - Best thing that someone said to your modeling and creativity Follow Anne’s Social Media: Instagram: Duragcell: Indigo Plantain: Youtube: Indigo Plantain Website Duragcell: Website Indigo Plantain: (coming by the end of May 2021) Thank you for listening!
July 12, 2021
30. Vontelle Eyewear - Luxury Black-Owned Eyewear Brand
In today’s episode of Created For You Podcast we have special guests. Yes, you’ve read it right! We have two guests for today’s podcast. The CEO of Vontelle Eyewear Tracy Vontelle Green and the COO Nancey Flowers Harris. They founded their company in 2019, the company produces luxury bespoke eyewear that has unique African, Caribbean, and Latin Print design and textiles. The concepts of why Vontelle’s founded is one of them lost their expensive eyewear within the same year and focus their efforts on making their next purchases on Black-owned brands. After searching high and low for glasses that were stylish and had an ethnic flair, they realized it simply did not exist. That is when Tracy suggested to start their own line and Nancey booked their fate determining trip to Paris. Due to their experience in losing their sunglasses, the company offers a unique protection for consumers by providing a one-year/one-time replacement warranty from date of purchase if your eyewear is lost, stolen, damaged, or broken.  Excellent! They establish their business by their owned experienced. Who would have thought that our own experienced will lead you serving a lot of people who is struggling too with finding the right sunglasses for them and having perfect solution for issues about losing their glasses. Also, are you planning to do business with your bestie? Maybe you want to hear the Vontelle eyewear Company’s journey because they turn their relationship into a business level too. Let’s listen to this interesting conversation: 3:00 - What advice would you give to your 10 years old self? 3:54 - What are you curious about right now? 6:57 - What’s your journey to get where you are now? 9:13 - How does it work working with your friend? 13:45 - Describing the design concept 22:19 - What makes your experiences as Black luxury business unique? 26:36 - Talking about customer scope 29:53 - Talking about sunglasses 31:54 - How do I know what glasses fit me? 36:25 - How do you make sure that things are not too much? 39:02 - Best thing that someone said to your design Follow Vontelle Eyewear on their Social Media Account: Website: Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Linkedin: Thank you for listening!
July 5, 2021
29. Tiffanie Cross - Creative Singer
In this episode of the Created For You Podcast we have Tifannie Cross also known as Ms.Cross. She is born and raised in San Diego and grew up in Aspotolic Church; singing in various children, youth and adult choirs. A little background about her is that she got her first professional singing opportunity from the artist then known as Tonex (now known as B.Slade), for his live DVD recording of Out The Box. She was 16 at that time and after graduating from the University of San Diego, with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Communications, she decided to pursue music and move to Los Angeles in 2011 and the rest were history. But it all started there. And in February 2018, she released her first single and music video entitled "Simple Love" on YouTube and all digital streaming platforms. Along with singing for major artists, she produces and writes her own music, telling her own stories about her life in hopes that it can help others. Indeed, your passion will lead you to your own destiny and purpose. Want to learn tips on how she gets on where she is now? Let’s listen to her journey now.: 0:38 - Talking about the freedom and healing 5:17 - What made you want to become a recording artist? 8:06 - Talking about the life as an artist 9:48 - Describing the music or sounds in 3 words 11:55 - How do you use healing with music? 14:00 - Describing the creative concepts and meaning 19:28 - Advice for people who’s having a hard time 23:55 - How’s pandemic affected your creativity? 25:08 - Talking about learnings on working with famous artist 28:40 - Talking about the favorite song to perform 29:35 - Describing how it feels to perform 30:08 - Talking about Authentic and Vulnerable 31:120 - Best feedback you received when you are performing 33:32 - What’s your next step after pandemic? Follow Ms. Cross Social Media Accounts: Website: Instagram: Twitter: Youtube: Thank you for listening!
June 28, 2021
28. Neo Music - All female crew of R&B platform
In this episode we have the group Neo Music, it’s led by an all-female crew of R&B and Soul lovers who birthed the idea for the UK R&B/Neo-Soul/Jazz scene, to have a home to showcase their talents. Forming life at the beginning of COVID-19 Neo Music started on Instagram writing mini-reviews on past and present releases and quickly caught the attention of these artists, its peers within the scene. Establishing itself as a publication of music and all things entertainment leading into the broadcasting of R&B/Neo-Soul and Jazz music, the small team of Neo Music being evolving to be a hub for the UK R&B/Neo-soul/Jazz scene and recognised as one of the platforms championing rising talent to not only be seen but heard starting with, Neo Music Vol. 1 This podcast episode is unusual conversation because it’s not a 1 on 1 session interview. I have a group of girls interviewing and it’s fun because we’re gonna get to know them and their creative side on how they founded this relationship. These lovely girls are on fire! So don’t miss it: 2:18 - How is Neo Music founded in quarantine? 3:25 - What makes you create the group? 4:13 - What is the difference with Neo Soul and R&B? 5:30 - What’s the alternative R&B mean? 8:31 - How does Neo Music work? 9:30 - Talking about the next collective 13:20 - Describing being the R&B 15:53 - Is there a happy R&B song? 16:46 - What is the essence of R&B 2021? 18:25 - Talking about your audience and listeners 19:00 - Describing aesthetic 23:27 - Talking about self care for artist 27:34 - Talking about the image 33:35 - Talking about the promotion 35:25 - What’s A&R mean? 38:34 - Talking about management 44:41 - Best thing that someone said about your music Follow Neo Music on Social Media: Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Spotify: Youtube: Website: Email: Thank you for listening!
June 21, 2021
27. Kene’h Oweh - Host of By the Fire Podcast details mythology and folklore
In this episode of the Created For You Podcast we have a special guest, Kene’h Oweh and usually known as “Ken”. She is a pharmacy student who has a growing interest in Black mythology and the relationship between morality and folklore told as children. She enjoy dancing as a hobby and has been able to use the podcast as a reason to read more stories from non-Western authors. She’s a Nigerian born in Britain and she is the host of By the Fire Podcast. The podcast details mythical creatures and folklore from across the Black diaspora. She was dissatisfied at the lack of mythology originating from Africa and the Caribbean, as well as the Americas. This led to the genesis of By the Fire Podcast! Since then, she’s been able to increase her knowledge on mythology and have had guests on the podcast including an author, a blog writer and horror enthusiast. What a fascinating journey, right? This conversation is so lovely. Don’t miss it! Let’s listen to this unique content and interesting gems: 2:02 - Why did you decide to do this podcast? 4:48 - How people can get deeper into mythology and folklore? 9:20 - How can we start to learn mythology and folklore? 11:16 - What family stories of mythology told you as a child? 11:55 - Talking about the cats 12:37 - What’s the difference between mythology and folklore? 16:05 - Describing myth and mythology 18:05 - How to make folklore today? 19:15 - About myth 27:23 - How did you make context in your journals? 28:25 - Is there a latest example of people using mythology in a very interesting way? 33:15 - What’s your favorite mythology and folklore story? 35:39 - Best feedback that someone said about your podcast Follow Ken’s on Social Media: Blog Website: Instagram: Facebook: Tiktok: Twitter: Youtube: Thank you for listening!
June 14, 2021
26. Jessica Cole - Owner of Roccia Jewellery (African Culture Focused Jeweller)
 Jessica Cole, the owner of Roccia Jeweller in London, joins us on this episode of the Created For You Podcast. Her jewellery business focuses on african culture and the majority of her pieces are handmade. A little background about her is that she has always been interested in jewelry and craft products, and she enjoys going to markets on the weekends and purchasing one-of-a-kind handmade jewelry pieces. She also enjoys learning new things and loves to learn about jewellery design in free resources like YouTube and Google. You don’t find your passion. You grow it. Undoubtedly, our guest for today has an interesting story to share because she turns her hobbies into her passion and you can never stop a person with a clear vision of what she wants. Inspiring! If you are just starting out your business, you might find this helpful for you. Ready to listen to it?: 1:48 - Why African culture important? 3:29 - Talking about the culture 7:55 - Describing the creative process 9:50 - Where do you get your inspiration from? 12:25 - Talking about the process of creating beads 13:50 - What type of music are you listening to when making jewellery? 14:40 - What jewellery are you wearing right now? 15:05 - Describing the symbols of anklets 16:58 - Explaining the semi-political piece of jewellery 18:28 - How is it being a black jeweller in the UK? 20:00 - Talking about London Market 22:23 - Reasons why you choose anklets 25:54 -  Best thing that someone said about your jewellery Follow Jessica’s Social media: Check out our new cowrie shell collection: Website: Email: Mobile: 07787772098 Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: Tiktok: Youtube: Coming soon - Jeweller in the making Thank you for listening!
June 7, 2021
25. Victorious “Darius” Smith - Creative artist, dancer and blogger
 In this episode of Created for You Podcast we have Darius Smith, A.K.A Victoryforu, a British blogger, dancer, video creator and aspiring entrepreneur. A little background about him is that at the age 9 years old, he danced in front of 8,000 people in Slovakia and his parents believed in his talents 100%. His parents have both come from creative industries that have influenced how he has been nurtured. In addition, Darius is the youngest trustee for Oxfordshire Youth. He has performed on BBC One's 'The Greatest Dancer' with his Dad, DJG. He is the only person of colour on the board of the charity, Project Trust. He was asked to style models at a blogger's presentation at London Fashion Week Men's in October 2016. Darius has been passionate about being creative and voicing his passions, opinions, and injustices. He has so much to offer and an inspirational well being. He experienced so much at a young age and it brings it to who he is now. Indeed, he will continue to find new ways to grow his brand and help others to be victorious every day. Excited to hear his journey? Let’s listen to it now: 1:36 - How do you find your sense of purpose at a young age? 4:23 - Talking about his passion in dancing 5:47 - Explaining about the blessing in a curse 7:43 - Describing his dance 16:15: How does your experience make you who you are today? 21:04 - Talking about the poetry books 25:18 - What else does Darius do? 27:57 -  How did you get into being an artist director? 33:16 - Keeping a positive energy  talking about social justice 40:15 - How do you still get dance even 44:15 - Best thing that someone said about you? Follow Darius on social media: Website: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Youtube: TikTok: Linkedin: Thank you for listening!
May 31, 2021
24. Courtney Bonds - Singer-Songwriter and Entrepreneur
24. Courtney Bonds - Singer-Songwriter and Entrepreneur Courtney Bonds, a singer-songwriter and entrepreneur from Houston, Texas, joins us on today's episode of the Created For You Podcast. She is a multi-genre artist with a dedicated following . Her impressive career started with a boom at the age of four in Houston. Singing across the city with her parents as a trio. Since then, Courtney has consistently created a therapeutic and unique sound that has thrilled and delighted audiences old and fresh. The R&B, Neo-Soul, Gospel, and Pop music that inevitably comes from this Diva allows her to carve out her own artistic path. This is a fascinating discussion that you don’t want to miss! Courtney's story is inspirational. You get to see what she went through and how she got to where she is now. In this podcast, we'll learn more about her: 1:48 - How did you get into music? 5:25 - Is music therapeutic? 6:35 - Describe your music 7:14 - Describing the creative process 11:19 - The process from visual concepts to the releasing phase 15:23 - How do you prepare a perfect setting? 17:50 - Discussing about styling 20:28 - How do you create your name/brand? 22:53 - How do you work on your craft? 24:00 - How did you progress in music? 26:25 - How does the pandemic affect you? 29:25 - Importance of Make-up 32:01 - About original sounds 35:35 - Reason why you expand your music? 37:20 -  What does the word Diva mean? 38:30 - Best thing that someone said about your music Follow Courtney’s on her Social Media account: Website: Email: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Tiktok: Youtube: Thank you for listening!
May 24, 2021
23. Yana - American R&B singer
In today’s episode of Created For You Podcast  we have Yana, an American R&B singer, producer, composer, healer, jeweller and all around creative from Columbia, Maryland. She’s into films and arts. She has an artistic side and she draws inspiration from 90’s soul icons such as Aaliyah, Brandy, Toni Braxton, HER and Summer Walker. On February 27, 2021, her debut single “DAMN” was independently released. Are you curious about how she got there and the story behind it? Let’s listen to her journey now!: 4:24 - How will you define R&B today? 6:10 - What influenced you in this decade? 7:40 - Describing the creative process 10:05 - What got you into music? 14:25 - Story behind your song 18:05 - How do you discover the directors and producers? 20:35 - Talking about confidence in vision 22:32 - Do you visually portray yourself? 34:28 - Effect/Enhance during pandemic on your creative focus 36:44 - Discussing about jewellery business 39:52 - What’s your favorite crystal? 44:09 - Best advice that you receive? 46:20 - Best thing that someone said about your music Let’s support Yana’s Social Media account: Website - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - Youtube - Tiktok - IAMYANADOTCOM Soundcloud - Apple Music: Spotify: Watch “DAMN” on YouTube: Thank you for listening!
May 10, 2021
22. Nikki Igbaroola - Project Manager and Copywriter
In this podcast we have Nikki Igbaroola, she is a Project Manager and Copywriter. Nikki labels herself a Project Manager because of her instinct because it summarizes all of what she can do, also she is an undergraduate in English Literature and Classic Design so that’s why one of her niche is copywriting because her degree is literature based. Freelancer is indeed one of the most helpful people in this pandemic because they are just convenient to hire online so how’s the journey of being a freelancer? Let’s get to hear Nikki’s journey in this podcast: 3:57 - What did you learn? 5:02 - Agency 6:11 - How did you start with Project Management? 11:05 - Started copywriting 13:06 – Build Portfolio 15:09 - About day-by-day and week-by-week process 19:18 - About the business pitch 23:43 - About content strategist 24:47 - Giving Value to clients 27:04 - Keep the good relationship with clients 28:54 - How did you build custom confidence online? 32:10 -Tips on Limited budget 35:20 - Hashtag and Tags 37:40 - Best client testimonial Let’s support Nikki’s Business: Website: Linkedin: Instagram: @blackgirlrumble Twitter: @xxnikkiy Thank you for listening!
April 12, 2021
21. Rugie Wurie - Founder of Mrs Wedding Planner (International Wedding Planner)
In this podcast we get to hear the journey of Rugie Wurie, the founder of Mrs Wedding Planner, an International wedding and events company. Rugie caters International and Luxury Weddings in the UK and other countries like Marrakesh, Europe, Vienna, Berlin, Dubai, Atlanta, Sierra Leonne, US and everywhere. Indeed, not just a typical events planner because it caters worldwide. No more worries, because all our dream wedding destinations can be possible because there is a Rugie who can make it happen for us. So let’s hear the journey of an International Wedding Planner so we can get a knowledge and ideas for your future wedding or business in this podcast: 8:06 - What are you curious about? 17:16 - How do you give the best experience to your client? 26:45 - About Consultation 33:40 – Knowing how much things cost 36:53 – Dealing with cancellation and postponement 40:28 – Process of helping clients on scheduling, planning ahead, and postponing 53:35 - Best client testimonial Let’s support Rugie’s business: Website: LinkedIn: Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Thank you for listening!
April 5, 2021
20. Cydelle Stewart - Online Business Manager
In this episode is about an online business manager based in London, Cydelle Stewart, she called herself a Pos-Ability Ambassador who has more than decades of experience in the field of Business and also a Disability Rights Activist and Benefit Specialist. Cydelle is indeed an expert because she makes it possible for Coaches, Consultants, and Experts in industry, to focus on creating a life filled with passion, balance, and excellence. Cydelle offer her services to help people in business world to work easy and efficient and she’s in fact a partner in growth so let witness how she turn challenges into Pos-Ability in this podcast: 14:10 - Excel and Words 23: The difference 30:24 - Values and Clients 32:50 - Creating memorable experience 39:08 - Why should they go to your services? 46:54 - Advice for Start-up business Let’s support Cydelle’s business: Website: Linkedin: Instagram:   Thank you for listening!
March 29, 2021
19. Duncan Greenfield-Turk - Managing Director of Luxury London Guy (Travel Advisor)
This episode is about Duncan Greenfield-Turk, a Luxury Travel Adviser that helps clients get the most extraordinary vacation. He is the Managing Director of Luxury London Guy, it is a boutique travel and events agency providing clients with excellent advice, personalized service, meticulous attention to detail and bespoke solutions to everyday challenges. Duncan studied Hospitality specifically hotel operation and management and originally from South Africa, moved to the UK. Additionally, the services he offered are Luxury Travel, LGBTQ+ Travel, Business Travel and Travel Advice. Hence, traveling the world was everyone’s dream, but given the situation we are right now how’s the journey of a travel agency? Let’s see what challenges they are facing right now and hear it in this podcast: 2:49 - How did you come up with the name of your business? 3:29 - How did you get into Luxury business? 4:02 - About Hospitality 5:02 - Background about the Nationality 5:48 - Give value to client 8:37 - Get VIP Client 9:40 - Convincing clients 11:18 - Build customer confident online 12:02 - About Chat box 13:13 - Content Engagement 14:48 - Efforts on puts in the business 17:23 - Business Continuity 19:24 - Types of Travels 20:12 - Referrals and Recommendation 24:04 - Best memorable clients Keep listening to know where his favorite places are. :) Let’s supports Duncan’s business: Website: Phone: +44 20 7190 9039 Facebook: @luxurylondonguy Instagram: @luxurylondonguy Twitter: @luxurylondonguy Thank you for listening!
March 22, 2021
18. Robert Taylor - Portrait Photographer
In this episode is about Robert Taylor, a full time Portrait Photographer, he explores and celebrates people who can be via graphic portraiture. Over the years of experience in this industry he generates commission, projects and collaborations, he works and exhibited widely in several collections including National Portrait Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, The University of Oxford Cambridge, UCL and Aston, The Royal Society and several private collections. According to him, he was a young top publisher executive in a Uk based company that published educational and cultural books in Nigeria and does research, little photography and briefing. He is being paid for exploring interesting and popular places in South Africa back and forth to the UK. Yet, he left publishing to become a full time photographer, is it worth it that he switched his career into his passion? Let’s hear out his journey in this podcast: 5:21 - How did you start in being a Photographer? 8:14 - First commission 9:55 - Tips on finding leads 15:31 - Types of Photography 16:55 - Ideal clients 22:35 - How do you connect? 26:28 - How do you deal with women being photographed? 28:11 - How are you with camera shy people? 37:02 - Favorite shoots 38:35 - Providing great photo 39:58 - Key things to do to create good photos 41:12 - Taking decent portrait Let’s support Robert’s business: Address: 365 Kennington Rd, London SE11 4PT Phone: 07976 155 248 Email: Website: Linkedin: Thank you for listening!
March 15, 2021
17. Terry Cella - TIC Media (Printing Business)
In this episode we have Terry Cella, Director of TIC Media. His company offers bespoke print marketing solutions to businesses with a professional and personals service. It specialized in printing products and services like boxes and packaging, business cards , brochures, graphic design, commercial print, display printing, same day printing, branded merchandise and more. It's a highly competitive business but how did he keep his client engaged and market his business given this situation? What’s the secret for a successful business? Let’s hear Terry’s journey in this podcast: 9:11 - Failure 10:50 - Business and Values 13:32 - Brand awareness 15:16 - How did you set-up your business? 16:29 - Connection to work with clients 18:56 - Process of Printing 21:53  - Dealing with customer expectation 26:27 - How to keep engaging with your customer after delivery? 28:03 - How can you still help business with their planning given this situation? 29:25 - How do you connect people online and confidence? 30:37 - Best feedback from customer Let’s support Terry’s business: Website: Instagram: @tic_media_print Linkedin: Thanks for listening!
March 8, 2021
16. Suzy Samuel- BumbleBnBee (Services Accommodation)
This episode is about Suzy from BumbleBnBee in London. Her business provides accommodation services for lodgers and it’s established a year ago, they are in a lot of platforms like airbnb,, social media and face to face booking. Suzy’s business has many special packages to offer like weekend stay, dinner, food package, flowers or gifts for special occasions, drop off-pick up at the airport and any experience. It’s a service accommodation and very person centered because it has a personal touch specifically to help people to have memorable stay experiences. Who would know that one business can be all rounded? Let’s hear Suzy’s journey in this podcast: 5:20 - What makes you different? 8:19 - Memorable experiences with your clients 9:05 - What do you do to get clients? 11:13 - Confidence online 12:17 - Best testimonial 13:15 - Client appreciation for the service Keep listening, and see how Suzy comes up with her business name :) Let’s support Suzy’s business: Facebook: Instagram: @BumbleBnBee Linkedin: Thanks for listening!
March 1, 2021
15. Shilpa Reddy - Florist in London
In this episode we are talking about a business owner, Shilpa Reddy, a florist based in London. She’s designing flowers for weddings and events and also caters installation and workshop. According to her, she always has an artistic side like tattooing, calligraphy, flower design and that’s a call for her to do this business. Shilpa is indeed a creative person, but given that she has an Asian background how was her journey with her business? Let’s hear in this podcast: 2:58 - What would you wish to know when you are starting? 4:15 - How did you start with a flower design world? 5:12 - Giving value to clients 7:14 - How did you make it memorable? 8:33 - Who is your typical client? 9:36 - How did you come up with your business idea? 10:42 - Multicultural clients 12:47 - What will happen to flowers after events? 15:04 - How do people find you? 19:00 - Options 21:11 - Best testimonial and Client story Let’s support Shilpa’s business: Website: Instagram: @shilpareddyflowers Thanks for listening!
February 22, 2021
14. Shade Joseph - Music Producer
In this episode is about Shade Joseph, British- african, writer, musician, music producer and facilitator. She’s an exceptional artist. As a London-based female music artist, there’s a lot of skepticism of women in production or behind the scene and Shade shows that women are capable of becoming a producer. Indeed that Shade is a talented artist and shows niches that are extraordinaire but aren't you curious about how her journey was? Let’s find out in this podcast: 12:08 – How do you make it into the music production? 14:13 – What did you do to make people work with you? 16:59 – Working with the client process 19:47 – Creative process of song radio 25:09 – How did you know when it’s right? 26:41 – Misconception with music producer 33:15 – How did you get into sound design? 35:48 – Process of a sound designer 38:45 – What techniques did you use? 40:59 – Ideal client 44:43 – Memorable experience Let’s support Shade: Instagram: @shads_lonely Twitter: @ShadeJoseph Youtube: Thanks for listening!
February 15, 2021
13. Jamilea Wisdom-Baako - Director of Writerz and Scribez
In this episode is about Jemilea Wisdom-Baako, a life perfectionist who got  married at the age of 27 and has two kids. She’s a British Jamaican poet, writer, facilitator and creative director. The founder of Writerz and Scribez CIC that creates arts organizations and runs workshops, training, events, exhibitions and community activities by wonderful means in various community settings across the United Kingdom. Jamilea company is not a paid organization yet she built connections with people, offered her skills and knowledge because she believed that through the use of art she can change lives. She does a lot of projects to provide creative experience. Indeed that Jamilea has a beautiful heart however, how did she manage to do all the work and how was her journey? Let’s hear out in this podcast: 10:20 - How important is storytelling? 12:32 -  How to make sure you have a memorable experience with the people you work with? 16:00 - What practical do you do to make them feel it’s a good experience? 18:38 - Other things that your organization does? 20:00 - Exhibition that you do? 21:58 - Experience created 21:58 - Explain the creation you make? 24:16 - How was their experience at the barbershop? 27:41- Process of writing 32:33 - How do you get yourself a commission? 35:17 - Who are the people you want to partner/commission with? Let’s support Jamilea: Organization: Sound cloud: Instagram: Twitter: Linkedin: Thanks for listening!
February 8, 2021
12. Becca Cranfield - Director of Athena Stonecare
This episode is about the journey of Athena Stonecare's director, Becca Cranfield. Her husband, who has years of experience in the industry, founded the company in 2012. It became a family business when Becca got involved and got appointed to be the Director. Two years after, under the supervision of Becca, they expanded, she did all the marketing and social media engagement and managed to make the company grow bigger and reach more people in the UK. Did she become a Director instantaneously? How’s the journey of being a director and working with your husband? Let’s find out in this podcast: 3:54 - How did you become a director? 7:26 - What would you like to know when you’re started out? 20:08 - What’s your niche? 22:44 - How do you get clients? 29:04 - What value did you give your client? 33:43 - How did you build confident online 37:38 - Tips to get testimonials online? 42:26 - Pros and Cons on working with your family? 46:09 - Best client story or testimony you had? Let’s support Becca’s business: Website: Facebook: Instagram: @athenastonecare Linkedin: @BeccaCranfield Thanks for listening!
February 1, 2021
11. Anna Ward - (Delivery Services Cake in London)
In this episode is about the journey of business owner, Anna Ward, a 27 years old who caters delivery service cakes in London. She established her business cake together with her older sister who is the co-founder in July 2017. They both came up with the idea of delivering cakes in the Offices of London by the means of online tools where people can schedule and book for delivery so they can have it newly baked. It makes them unique to other independent bakeries because they provide easy access for the offices to buy last minute cakes for colleagues' birthdays. Indeed, Anna’s journey was a tough and a long journey but how did she survive and continue her business even in this pandemic? Let’s all hear her entrepreneurial journey and tackle how she handles the reality of business in this podcast: 4:52 - Process of the cake business 7:56 - Target location 8:27- Ideal Client 12:23 - How to get a client? 22:12 - How to maintain good relationships with suppliers? 25:31 - Criticism about the products 27:26 - Business plan continuity 30:59 - Best client story Let’s support Anna’s business: Website: Instagram: @cakesdropldn Twitter: @cakesdropldn Linkedin: @cakesdropldn Thank you for listening!
January 25, 2021
10. April Lui- London Permanent Makeup (Makeup Artist and Permanent Makeup Specialist)
In this episode we have April Lui, a fully qualified and insured permanent make-up artist based in Maida Vale, London. Originally from Singapore and came to Uk at the age of 16 to get higher education. It all started when her 5 years old cousin shaved his own eyebrow and April did her best to pencil it like the other side. Until weeks passed no one noticed the difference. She realized she had a gifted talent in that field. She has a degree in Mechanical Engineering in London University and who would have thought that she would realize that she had a gifted talent in the field of permanent make-up because of that experience. There is much to learn about the power of makeup. Also, how permanent makeup can solve a lot of problems for women right? In this podcast we can get to hear the journey of a permanent make-up artist: 12:30 - What do you wish to know when starting out? 19:18 - Beginning point of her journey 45:23 - About Cartier bangle example 59:43 - Who is your typical client? 1:07:39 - Building customer confidence online 1:15:00 - About Insecurities and Sensitivity of Clients 1:19:05 - Best clients testimonial 1:24:39 - Making your clients comfortable Let’s support April’s business: Website: Email: Phone: 07725 047821 Linkedin: Instagram: Thank you for listening!
August 16, 2020
9. Yvonne Oshodi - Maeve Hardware (Jeweller)
This episode is about the journey of business owner, Yvonne Oshodi, a Nigerian British jewellery designer, she makes pieces that are an embodiment of female power but also have a hint of masculine rawness. She started her brand which is Mauve Hardware and established a year ago. She sells in Shopify and plans to expand and a lot of her pieces are inspired by her youth in South London. Most of her family is an entrepreneur and business owners and that’s the reason why she’s directed in this path. Let’s hear Yvonne’s journey on how was the fresh start of her business in this podcast: 2:14 - Type of Jewellery created 3:10 - Urban means 5:30 - UK Grime scene 7:35 - About Good Design 10:59 - What’s make you unique? 14:35 - What is one of your favorite pieces? 16:22 - Giving great customer service Let’s support Yvonne’s business: Website: Instagram: @maevehardware Thank you for listening!
August 16, 2020
8. Radjua Eshun - One Seven Jewellers (Jeweller)
This episode is about the journey of the jewellery owner of One Seven Jewellers, Radjua Eshun. She’s a 21 years old self-taught jeweller, specializing in creating bespoke grillz- gold teeth and she started her business 3 years ago with the knowledge she learned from just watching youtube videos. Radjua single-handedly ran her business while studying an HND in jewellery and silversmithing. She creates grillz for clients all over the UK, as well as Ireland and US. One more thing about her is she’s the only one who does grillz in Dublin. Aside from creating grillz, she also do jewellery repairs and restorations Who could have thought that you can have gold in your body right? It’s indeed a interesting journey, so let’s hear it out in this podcast: 8:29 - What have you learn in your journey 11:20 - Favorite gemstone 13:15 - Opinion about Lab grown diamond 18:36 - Ideal clients 24:08 - What’s good design for you Keep listening to how she comes up with her business name :) Let’s support Radjua’s business: Website - Instagram- @17Jewellers Thank you for listening!
August 16, 2020
7. Alison Morris - Veiled Rebel (Jeweller)
In this episode is about the journey of a Jeweller, Allison Morris, she is the founder of Veiled Rebel which is a fine fashion jewellery based in London. Before she started off as a solicitor and now she's a  jewellery designer. It is so great that we can get to know a person who turns her dreams into action because she really loves jewellery and she couldn't imagine herself being in other fields. According to her, the name Veiled Rebel jewellery is an endlessly cool and edgy, an elegant rebellion. It was lovely to meet a co-jeweler and share knowledges with each other so let’s get to know more Allison’s journey in this podcast: 2:47 - Jewellery Journey 5:23 - Describing jewellery pieces 6:39 - Best jewellery you made 7:56 - Favorite Gemstone 9:25 - Design Concept 15:28 - What is a good design for you? 17:51 - Jewellery techniques Let’s support Alison’s business: Website: Instagram: Pinterest: Tumblr: Thank you for listening!
August 16, 2020
6. Adrianne Sanogo - (Gemologist)
This episode is about a professional Gemologist, Adrianne Sanoga. She is an experienced Business Administrator with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry and a gemstone expert, with a focus on diamonds and Fine Jewelry. She’s a co-founder and educational chair at Black in Jewelry Coalition. Aside from that, she's an activist and advocate. Indeed, she has so much to offer and there’s a lot of knowledge that we can learn in this episode specially if you are interested in diamonds, so let’s hear Adrianne’s journey in this podcast: 8:47 - Dealing with Price 12:43 - Favorite Gemstone 14:15 - Color of the Diamonds 15:53 - Grading and Process 19:18 - Why Gemologist needed? 23:31 - Authentication process 25:28 - Opinion about natural and synthetic Gemstone 26:48 - About Microscopic 28:48 - About Synthetic gemstone Keep listening to know where to find diamonds :) Let’s support Adrianne’s business: Website: LinkedIn: Instagram: @adriannesanogo Thank you for listening!
August 16, 2020
5. Jaime Horton - Founder of Yours Truly Wedding Film (Videographer)
In this episode we have Jaime Horton a videographer in London, he is the founder of Yours Truly wedding Films. It is a wedding videography company covering Indian weddings in Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Kent, Surrey, London, Sussex + Nationwide & Destination upon request. He do Indian modern weddings We will get to know how to provide a great service in a highly pressurized environment! Keep listening in this podcast to know more about Jaime’s journey: 12:50 - Failure 15: 44 - Starting career 19:42 - Building Trust to gain referrals 24:08 - Nationality 33:10 - Dealing with the couple family requests 37:24 - Giving the final output to the couple 40:13 - What do you do when clients want to rush the video output? 41:35 - Asking for Feedback 51:23 - Clients Testimonials Let’s support Jaime’s business: Website: Email: Instagram: @yourstrulyweddingfilm Thank you for listening!
March 26, 2020
4. Tony Harris - Founder of TonyHPhoto (Photographer)
This episode is about the journey of a Hospitality Photographer in London, Tony Harris. Tony is a passionate communicator, providing professional commercial photography to the hospitality industry in London and beyond. He specializes in food photography, hotel photography and architectural photography, including interiors and portraits. He is the founder of TonyHPhoto which aims to deliver compelling images that spark engagement and boost revenue. In this podcast, let's hear Tony’s journey being a photographer: 6:47 - How to be a professional Photographer? ‘8:09 - How did you come up with this profession? 14:35 - What makes you special? Why should clients go to you? 17:35 - Most challenging shoots 20:42 - About Hotel and Restaurant 26:00 - Refresh photos 27:42 - Conversation with clients 30:02 - About Flat lays 33:41 - Best photo that not yours 34:49 - Advice for aspiring photographer 37:24 - Editing of photo 38:53 - Ideal clients Let’s support Tony’s business: Website: Email: Twitter: @tonyHphoto LinkedIn: Thank you for listening!
March 26, 2020
3. Hayley John Charles - Owner of Not Just Travel (Travel consultant)
In this episode is about a Travel Consultant in London, Hayley John Charles. She is the owner of a franchise Not Just Travel. She makes everythings easy for travelers, just say what you want and she’ll fix everything for you. Who doesn't love to travel and with a hassle free transaction, right? In this podcast, let Hayley show us how it can be possible : 2:53 - Important to know 5;20 - Proper country 6:01 - Positive tips in this pandemic 10:54 - Misconception about travelling 13:47 - Cancels and Rescheduling 15:58 - Customer’s feelings 17:47 - Advice for undecided travelers 21:44 - Business wise that you are doing now 24:52 - Testimonial story Let’s support Hayley’s business: Website: Email: Facebook: Instagram: @notjusttravel_hayleyjc Thank you for listening!
March 26, 2020
2. Kaloyan Gospodinov - Founder of Aezir (Entrepreneur)
In this episode is about Kaloyan Gospodinov, the founder of Aezir. It is a UK based digital agency that leverages the internet to reverse engineer a business with an emphasis on marketing as the tip of the spear. He experienced so much that deserve to be called an expert. Basically his journey all started in Bulgaria, studied, got an offer and work in Thailand but based in London yet not everything work out as plan so he decided to start on his own in the UK and focus on Social Media such as Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn and become an entrepreneur and Director of his own company so there’s so much to learn on his journey, let's hear his advice in this podcast: 8:10 - What are things you want to accomplish now? 11:37 - Started in Digital Marketing World 17:08 - Setup the company 19:48 - Important of optimizing LinkedIn 22:19 - How to optimize LinkedIn to get more leads? 24:13 - How can you get leads? 27:36 - Maintain good relationship online 30:10 - Ideas about selling on LinkedIn 36:08 - Create hypothesis 39:34  - Build relationship online Let’s greet Kal a Happy birthday :) Let’s support Kai business: Website: Email: LinkedIn: Thank you for listening!
March 26, 2020
1.James Newell (Sales expert)
This episode is about the journey of a Sales expert that is based in London, James Newell, he helps people on selling naturally and creates bespoke training. His company which is Selling Confidence and Clear Sales Message, states that it’s about good communication and finding connections that lead you in generating sales. He created Clear Sales Message in 2017 as he transitioned from a successful career in the corporate sales environment to finding and following his passion running his own sales consultancy. With the right message, you can present your products and services with confidence and clarity, knowing that what you are communicating will resonate with potential clients. If you want to generate sales and you might want to know some tips for your business, let’s all hear some advices from James’s journey in this podcast: 9:58 - How do you balance 13:32 - How did you start? 20:06 - Process on working with client 24:37 - Picking color scheme 25:39 - Ideal clients 30:23 - Know if Hypothesis is correct 35:35 - Install confidence online 39:03 - How can we grow during this pandemic? 42:57 - Overcoming fear Let’s support James business: Website: Email: Phone: +44 (0)7722 460 360 LInkedin: Youtube: Twitter: @clearsalesmsg Thank you for listening!
March 26, 2020