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Shop Down South

Shop Down South

By Dee Dothard
In a world where social media means everything for businesses, everyone wants to know who the next "big thing" is. Join me for interviews and conversations with regular 9-5 workers, start-up entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs, and every day people. Step into their lives and then like, share, and subscribe!
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EMCdesigns provides SATISFACTION!!!
Kick your feet up and listen as the owner of EMC designs, Kalilah, tells us all about how she got started! Kalilah is a Navy vet that started her own graphic design company after several suggestions from friends and family. She now works with a team to provide you with quality services and excellent customer service.  Follow EMC on Social Media Instagram: @enchantedmobilecreation
October 27, 2020
Don't quit at what you're passionate about!
Shadei Williams is a self published author who has a beautiful story to tell. In our interview she tells how her life and experiences were the guiding force behind her first book.  Follow Shadei on social media! Instagram: shadeitheauthor  Facebook: Join her group! Shadei The Author 
October 02, 2020
Ashley Blandshaw is a beautiful soul!
Brooklyn native, Ashley Blandshaw, gives us all the details on how she took her beautiful voice and her battle with a mental health illness and turned them into her business. Listen as she tells us how she overcame her mental health illness with the help of God.  Purchase her book: My Journey To Recovery on Amazon Follow Ashley on Instagram: @AshleyLove509 @iamashleyblandshaw Add her on Facebook: Ashley Blandsaw
September 10, 2020
A Passion for Fashion helped create Cage Adora's Collection
Lakesa Howard is the CEO of Cage Adora's Collection. She is a mom and wife that began her fashion career in 7th grade.  Cage Adora is an up and coming clothing & show brand for teens and plus sized women! Lakesa creates the looks and designs for her brand and is now working on having them available worldwide.  Find Lakesa on Instagram @ cageadoras33
September 03, 2020
Royalty Barbershop
Today Kareem and I had a real conversation about the barbershop world and Royalty Barbershop. Kareem opened Royalty Barbershop in 2015 and just launched Spiritual Motivation Activewear.  Follow Kareem on Instagram and Facebook: Instagram:@royalty_barberstudio and @spiritualmotivation20_ Book an appointment with Kareem on StyleSeat:
August 06, 2020
Take Good Care of Your Hair With Brianna London
Today I sat down and had a great conversation with Dwana Abraham of Brianna London Hair Care.  We talked about her love for hair and helping women accept and manage the hair that they have. She personally makes all of of the products in her line! Check her out on Instagram and Facebook, or place an order on the website. Instagram: @briannalondonhair Facebook: Brianna London Hair Care Website:
August 05, 2020
Let's Get Earthical
Today I learned a lot! I found a company on Instagram a few weeks back and had to figure out how it all started. So here I am today interviewing Hannah! Hannah is a graphic designer from Chicago that runs a pretty cool site that holds all things zero waste. Listen as we chat about how she got started! Follow Earthical on Social Media Instagram: @getearthical and @hnnh.astn Check out her website and shop @
July 29, 2020
Greige is a clothing boutique owned by the beautiful Brittany Hardy.  In this episode, we chat about how she was able to turn a career as a fashion designer into the motivation she needed to start her own business. Follow Brittany on Social Media Instagram: @greigeshop and @intheblane Shop online:
July 19, 2020
Shades, Colors, and Coils with Tanisha!
Tanisha is a Navy Vet who started her hairline out a passion for natural hair. Listen as Tanisha chats with me and spills all the tea on how she started Shades, Colors, and Coils.  Follow Tanisha on Social Media: Instagram: @shadescolorscoils  Shop her website:
July 19, 2020
Raven is the CEO of Cocoiv-Brand. Her brand created products with every Black Mom in mind. Listen as we have some girl talk about how she began her brand! Follow her on Social Media  Instagram:@cocoivbrand Check out her website:
July 16, 2020
Love hair wraps? Loc Inspirations has them for you and much more!
Loc Inspirations was established in 2011 by Rikki. She specializes in head wraps, hair oils, whipped shea butters, and more. Listen as we chat about how Loc Inspirations all began! Follow Rikki on Social Media: Instagram/Facebook :@locinspirations  Check out her website:
July 16, 2020
Need some fly jewelry? Those Brothers have it all!
Today I chat with one of the jewelers for Those Brothers Jewelers. Enoch is a third generation jewelry maker and has been creating dope pieces since he was a kid. Listen as we go back to how it all started!  Follow them on social media: Instagram: @ThoseBrothers Facebook: Those Brothers Jewelry
July 14, 2020
BLK Sunflower
Self Love. Self Care. Self Worth. All of these are the building blocks to the beautiful candles that Jaz creates with her candles. Listen as we chat about how she brought BLK Sunflower to life! Follow BLK Sunflower on social media: Instagram @blksunflower Website:
July 09, 2020
The Main Squeeze Baltimore
Listen as I chat with, Sierra,  the owner The Main Squeeze. Located in Baltimore, The Main Squeeze is your place to go for some great juiced items!  You can DM Sierra to purchase items if you live locally! The Main Squeeze offers delivery and pickup!  Follow her on Social Media  Instagram @mainsqueezebmore Facebook@TheMain Squeeze Baltimore 
July 09, 2020
Do black women do yoga? Yes, we do and we have our some great yogi instructors to help us. Listen as I chat with Lisa, the founder of I Am Yogi, as she tells how she used yoga as a way to become whole again.  I Am Yogi is an virtual yoga space for women of color.  Follow I Am Yogi on social media @Iamyogistudios Click the link in the bio to schedule a virtual yoga session with Lisa and her team
June 30, 2020
Today I sat down with Sahera who is the owner and chef of Pastry Lovers Choice. Her brick and mortar location closed in Staten Island due to Covid-19, but she is still offering her delicious cookies, turnovers, and cinnamon rolls online. Listen as she tells of how her 14 years as a pastry chef has turned her passion into a profitable business.  Follow Sahera on social media: @pastryloverschoice Order online:
June 25, 2020
Style Code Beauty Supply is the Black Woman's Barbershop
I am beyond excited for you all to hear this episode. Allisha Hale is the owner of Style Code Beauty Supply here in Georgia. She has created the SOLUTION for the PROBLEM that most black women have with the "traditional" beauty supply stores. If you want SUPERB customer service, please visit her! Our conversation gives you some background on why Allisha decided to open her store. Visit Style Code  2705 Lee Road Lithia Springs, GA 30122 Phone: 678.653.8875 Follow Style Code on Instagram @stylecodebeautysupply
June 19, 2020
100k Homes & Good Faith Realty & Property Management
Today I sat down with my high school classmate and chatted about his quickly expanding businesses in the world of real estate. Chris Lindsey is one half of 100k Homes and Good Faith Realty.  Listen as Chris and I talk about how he left his career in engineering to pursue a new career in real estate.  Follow Good Faith Realty and 100k Homes on Instagram and Facebook @goodfaithpropertymgmtrealty @100khomes Good Faith Realty & Property Management- Facebook 100k Homes- Facebook Email: Website: &
June 19, 2020
All Butterd Up & Lore EnJoli
I sat down and had a marvelous conversation with the gifted Lore EnJoli of All Buterrd Up. Lore discovered a gift for creating a few years ago and All Butterd Up was birthed! Listen as we have some girl talk about how it all began . Follow All Butterd Up on Social Media!
June 19, 2020
The Nola Peaches and Blendz Cafe!!
In this episode I am chatting with the lovely Keisha Mackey! Kesha is 1/2 of the dynamic team that makes up Blendz Cafe. Blendz is a dessert cafe offering some of the most items including the MOST DELICIOUS Snowballs in Georgia! Listen as Kesha explains how she and her partner came together to as a team to create a cafe that brought a New Orleans staple to SW Atlanta.  Follow Blendz on social Media Instagram: @Blendzcafeatl Visit them in Atlanta! 1699 Sylvan Rd SW Atlanta
June 17, 2020
Sweet Aroma Candles
Shynta Hudson is the owner of Sweet Aroma Candles. Her idea for her candles was spoken in 2015 and then birthed in 2016. Shynta now has one of the fastest growing candle companies in town! She works a 9-5 and takes care of her four lovely babies all while creating candles each day! Listen as she drops some nuggets about how her business began. Follow her on Instagram @candlessweetaroma Follow her on Facebook @ Sweet Aroma Candles 
June 10, 2020
Hair Junkie's Gather Around
In this episode I am chatting with, Janaia Secrest-Holden, the owner of Hair Junkie Co!  She was born in Washington, but now runs her business in Texas. Hair Junkie Co is an online hair care supply store that caters to the specific needs of natural hair. Take a listen as we discuss how she decided to take her love for natural hair to another level!  Website is set to launch June 19, 2020! Follow Hair Junkie Co on Social Media Instagram: @hairjunkieco Facebook: Hair Junkie Co,
June 10, 2020
Teaching From A Different Perspective with Taaj
Sit down and get this tea honey! Taaj is the owner of Beautea and Her Beads located in Alabama. She is a certified Life and Mindfulness Coach, YouTuber, educator, and digital creator. She also creates gorgeous waist beads and offers holistic healthcare to her clients. Listen as we chat about the many hats she wears and how she is able to create healthy boundaries for herself. Follow Taaj on social media and check out her website to order! . Instagram: @fr33tea and @beauteaandherbeads
June 05, 2020
Have a GREAT MORNING with Kristin's Coffee and Tea!
Sit back with your favorite cup of tea and listen as Kristin and I talk about how she started her coffee and tea business. This business started out in Hawaii and ended up in Georgia! Follow Great Mornings on Instagram and Facebook  @GreatMorningsCoffeeandTea  Shop on the website at
May 23, 2020
I AM WHO I AM INC and Terra K
Terra is a woman of many talents. She has established her own non-profit organization, she runs NOW Legal Document Preparation and Notary Services, she is a chaplain, and is a class away from her Psychology Degree. Listen as we chat about how she is able to run her businesses and work full time as a paralegal. Follow Terra on Social Media: FB: IAmWhoIAm Instagram: IAmWHoIAm667 Contact her for any of your legal doc prep or notary needs via email at or Call: 1-561-953-4470
May 15, 2020
Mother of Earth Beauty Care
Candice is the owner of Mother of Earth Beauty Care and she creates the BEST products! Listen to our conversation about how and why she began Mother of Earth Beauty Care. Follow her on Social Media Instagram: @_theurbanwitch and @motherofearthbeautycare Facebook: Mother of Earth Beauty Care Etsy: Mother of Earth Beauty Care DM for orders!
May 03, 2020
Klassic Kharacters Events and Kenendra Venable
Kanendra is an entrepreneur that loves to see kids smile. Listen as we chat about how she started Klassic Kharacters Events! Follow her on Instagram @Klassic_Kharacters  Call: 256-239-0621 to schedule a party/event Klassic Kharacters Events is located at 920 Noble Street, Anniston, Alabama 36201
April 28, 2020
Ya-Me Kettle Corn is the next best thing!
Ya-Me is taking over y'all! The business is run by two cousins that put this together in February of 2020. They are now reaching people across the US with their 13 flavors of kettle corn.  Orders can be placed via DM until the website is finished! Check these ladies out on social media! Instagram- @yamekettlecorm Facebook-YaMe Kettle Corn
April 27, 2020
A Sacred Space for Women and Tiffany T
TIffany Thomas is a Reiki Practitioner and Herbalist that believes there is no "healing in hiding". Listen as we chat about how she began and what you can expect from her services at HealHER, LLC.  Follow Tiffany: @healher -Instagram @healher-Facebook Visit her website
April 27, 2020
Go Inside Gerald Byrd's Imagination and Arts For All!
Gerald Byrd is AN AMAZING Artist located in Carrollton, Georgia. He has had quite the journey to land himself working inside of a studio created for children and adult's with an "Imagination". Listen as we chat about how he began and where he plans to go! Located at: 119 Bradley Street, Carrollton, Georgia Follow Gerald on Social Media: Facebook: Gerald Byrd and Arts for All, Inc. Non-Profit Website:
April 21, 2020
Nova, a Beautiful Product by Keyra
Keyra is a diva who has a passion for hair and skin care! Listen as we chat about how she created her own brand of products! $30 or more in products earn free shipping!!! Email:  Text: 816-217-6394   **Website Under Construction** Text or email to place an order  Follow Keyra on social media: Instagram:@Nova_ByKeyra Facebook: NovaByKeyra
April 21, 2020
Self Made Clothing Designer Toot Williams
Meet the 23 year old fashion designer with a true gift from God. Toot went from being a troubled youth, to a creative designer behind a sewing machine creating men's fashion. Listen to his story! Follow Toot on Social Media: Instagram: @toot_williams22 Facebook: Toot Williams  Shop with him at 16 East 11th Street, Anniston, Alabama or give him a call at 256-419-6330
April 15, 2020
Let Hype Shoot You! Hype Photography & Hype Modeling Management
Listen in as Will "Hype" Curry gives us his background story of going from "Hype Man" to "Camera Man".  Will is a talented photographer from Anniston, Alabama with a story to tell.  Follow Hype on Social Media Instagram: @Hype.Curry Facebook: Will Curry
April 15, 2020
All Things Beauty with Brittany K!
Brittany K is a talented Beauty & Wellness Specialist that has always had a love for hair and makeup. Brittany and I have known one another for years and she was/is my favorite hair stylist!  Take a listen as we chat about how she started and how she turned her passion to profit! Follow Brittany on Instagram: Instagram: @ilovebrittanykay and @brittanykaybeauty
April 10, 2020
Hilliard Photography & YCTheLabel
Vincent Hilliard is a phenomenal photographer from Alabama that debuted his photography skills at the age of 14.  We have an interesting conversation about how he runs his photography business and content creators label at the age of 23.   Follow Vincent on Social Media: Instagram: @youngcreators_thelabel and @hilliardphotographystudios Facebook: Vincent E. Hilliard Jr.  Website:
April 10, 2020
Perfect Timing Landscaping and K Henry Transports
Need some landscaping work? How about needing your student moved back home from college? You definitely want to reach out to Keviuntae Henry. Keviuntae is a self motivated guy that has two companies that he runs full time.  Listen to us chat about how it all began! Reach out to Keviuntae on Social Media: Facebook: K Henry Transports and Perfect Timing Landscaping Instagram: @TaeHenry Email: Phone: 256-419-7086
April 06, 2020
It's the #PinkBagSquad and Pretty Pom Accessories for Girls of Color
Check out my interview with the owner of Pretty Pom!   Pretty Pom (Piece of Me) is a business that started out as a passion project in 2017 to help the owner's daughter have a sense of self pride.  Pretty POM Apparel has tons of  "brown girl"  girly things (bags, jackets, blankets, and more)  for girls ages 6 months to 12 years old.  Listen as I chat with the mom that created it all!  Follow them on social media Instagram: myprettypom Facebook: Pretty POM Apparel Website:
March 31, 2020
Bryan Clark turned his pain into profit!
This interview with Bryan Clark was awesome! Listen to how a guy from Griffin turned a few dollars and a dream into On-Demand Courier & Logistics, LLC.  Bryan is also the CEO of World Global Management Group, LLC Follow Bryan on social media: Facebook: Bryan Clark Instagram: @theceo_bryan Need to reach the company for their services? 678-740-2754
March 25, 2020
A vending machine with lashes? A conversation with the owner of Cupcake Cutie Mink Lashes
This interview is one for the history books! Lashes have taken the beauty industry to a whole new level. Shanice and I have a great conversation about how she decided to market her lashes inside of a vending machine!! Contact Cupcake Cutie Mink Lashes: Facebook: Cupcake Cutie Mink Lashes Instagram: @CupcakeCutieMinkLashes and @_shanicemarie Email:
March 25, 2020
The Bakers House, A Food Truck, and P Royal Graham
P Royal Graham is a hard working mom that is preserving the history of her family. Listen as she tells the amazing story of how she was able to turn a piece of her family's history into a non-profit organization. She also runs a food truck serving the residents of Calhoun County, Alabama. Follow her on social media: Facebook: P Royal Graham                      PJ. Graham's Catering & Events                    TheBakers House Inc.  Instagram: pj_grahamss
March 17, 2020
Interested in a Blessed Event? Daphne Ware-Miller is in the event blessing business!
Take a listen as I chat with Daphne as she tells how she became one of the BEST decorators/event planners in the Southeast! Daphne gives some insight on how she went from studying Biology and then leaving her 9-5 to grow her business with her own hands (literally).  Contact Daphne on social media: Instagram: blessedevents1  Facebook: BlessedEvents By Daphne Ware Miller AND Daphne Ware Miller  Email:
March 17, 2020
They will supply all of your party needs at WhitzKidZone!!!
Enjoy a conversation with Shayna Mackey Whitfield of WhitzKidZone inflatables. Shayna goes into detail about how her family has become one the greatest inflatable companies in Calhoun County. Her company offers inflatables, Sno-Kone machines, popcorn machines, and more! Check her out on social media: Instagram:  hayna Mackey Whitfield AND Whit'z KidZone Instagram: @shaynamac_whit Call: 256-405-9448
March 17, 2020
Need a ride girl??? Hitchr's GOT you!
Listen in as I chat with the CEO and founder of the ONLY Rideshare Company made for WOMEN. Shaquandra Shannon is the CEO of HITCHR.  She gives us all the scoop about her company and how we can all get a ride tailored just for women.  Check her out on social media: Instagram:@joinhitchr Facebook: Hitchr Email:
March 09, 2020
W.O.F & Purpose Within Ministries with Tomika Alexander
On this episode I chat with Tomika Alexander, W.O.F & Purpose Within Ministries CEO.  Tomika is changing the world with the gifts God gave her. She is a woman of many talents that can pray for and with you, cook you a great meal, and even bake you a mean cake! Check her out on social media: Facebook: Tomika Alexander
March 09, 2020
She Is An Artist At Heart- TElizabethMUA
Tonya Elizabeth is a MUA with a long history in the makeup world. She tells the story of how she went in reverse from running The Makeup Bar full time to working for a company that she loves.  Follow her on social media: Instagram: @_elizabeth_makeup  Facebook: Tanya Elizabeth/The Makeup BAR  Email: 
March 05, 2020
Gifted Stitches with Celestial Crochets
Have you ever been scrolling on Facebook and run across something so unique that you just had to share it? Well, that's how I felt about the work Celeste creates. Celeste found that she had a truly God-given gift in a way that you will not believe. Prepare to be amazed! Follow her on social media: Instagram:@celestegal75 Facebook: Celeste TrophyWife Turner Email:
March 02, 2020
Black-Owned Beauty, All in One Place with Uzuri Box
In this episode I chat with the owners of Uzuri Box, LLC.  We have a great conversation discussing how the power couple, Arianna and Clinton, created Uzuri Box.  She had the drive to deliver black-owned beauty products to customers. He had 14 years of knowledge in the business world. Together they laid the perfect foundation for this empire.   Follow them on social media: Instagram: @UzuriBox Facebook: Uzuri Box, LLC  Email: Website:
March 02, 2020
Start Where You Are with Tailord Fitness
Are you ready for a total body makeover?  If so, you're going to need the services that Varian May provides. Varian is a fitness trainer at Proactive Athletic and Fitness Training in Birmingham, Alabama.  Take a listen to find out how he and Coach L built this fitness empire.  Instagram @mr.imworkingonsomething Facebook: Email: Website:
February 26, 2020
God Gave Her This Gift and Makeup IS HER PASSION
Listen as I chat with serial entrepreneur Shonda Moore! She is a wife, mom, and talented MUA from Anniston, Alabama.  Follow her on Instagram @shondalynnmua 
February 19, 2020
Now Who Does Dee Think She Is?
My very first episode! We all have to start somewhere lol! This episode gives a brief introduction to who I am and what this podcast will be about. 
February 14, 2020