Season 2 Episode 29 Powerful Messages with CHALE
Join us for Season 2, Episode 28, as host Sean Tory speaks with Derrick Gyamfi, Co-Founder and CEO of CHALE, an AI-powered relationship management platform that reminds, recommends, and automatically mails personalized greeting cards for its users. Derrick founded this company as a way for him to stay meaningfully connected with close friends and loved ones amid the hustle and bustle of his technology career. Outside of CHALE, Derrick works as an Innovation Strategy Senior Manager for MGM Resorts International. He has a background in accounting, consulting, and advisory services working as a member of BDO USA, LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers' various assurance departments while earning, both, his Bachelor of Science (B.S) in Accounting from the State University of New York College at Geneseo and Master of Science (M.S.) in Information Technology Auditing & Cybersecurity from Temple University in just four years. Our guest also serves as a business voice on the Governor’s Workforce Development Board.
July 13, 2022
Season 2 Episode 28 Gaining Access to Community Capital
Join us for Season 2, Episode 28, as host Sean Tory speaks with Nic Steele, Executive Director of Access Community Capital Inc., a community loan fund providing affordable capital to small businesses in Nevada. Access Community Capital is a minority-led mission-driven organization directed by entrepreneurs who understand the plight of business ownership. Prior to managing Access Community Capital, our guest was the visionary and founder of Eclipse Theaters, the only black-owned luxury movie theater in the country. In 2016, our guest built the 72,000 sq facility as an upscale movie-dining experience in Las Vegas.
July 06, 2022
Season 2 Episode 27 Entertainment is Best at PM
Join us for Season 2, Episode 27, as host Sean Tory speaks with Akeem Brantley and Matt "DJ Mizzy" Rogers, cofounders of PM Entertainment – two powerhouses in the Las Vegas Entertainment scene. Our first guest, born and raised in Las Vegas, received his bachelor's and master’s degrees from Texas Southern University. He currently serves as a Culture Curator continuously connecting entrepreneurs in Las Vegas through a method of what he likes to call “Extravagant Business Meetings.” Our second guest is a pioneer in the Hip Hop / R&B radio community with an impressive 10-year radio career in radio. His musical industry influence is deeply rooted due to his upbringing in Brooklyn, New York, and Las Vegas. He is heavily involved in creating and facilitating events exploring the internet, radio, and podcast space while providing a dynamic experience.
June 29, 2022
Season 2 Episode 26 Ambition Starts from Day 1
Join us for Season 2, Episode 26, as host Sean Tory speaks with Brandarius Johnson, founder, and CEO of Day 1 Ambition. A survivor of suicide, Brandarius has published his personal biography which reveals a deep and compelling story of hope and resilience. His book titled ‘Mental Hope’ highlights the fact that: There is No Surgery For Depression. His readers will feel empowered to know there is always hope - even in their darkest moments. This is why this Las Vegas native has designed a clothing brand called Day 1 Ambition that embodies messages like, 'The World Wouldn't Spin the Same Without You!' and the ‘Mental Hussle Continues’. His personal mantra: 'Everyday Is Day 1' has inspired him and thousands of other people to continue to live the life they aspire!
June 22, 2022
Season 2 Episode 25: Flourishing From The Ground Up
Join us for Season 2, Episode 25, as host Sean Tory speaks with John Santos, founder, and CEO of From the Ground Up. John Santos is a serial entrepreneur and YouTuber documenting and living the ever changing business and creative landscape. Founder of The Santos Studios, he was honored as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 (SBA.gov), featured globally on Steve Harvey’s Funderdome on ABC, and interviewed by various publications including Inc.com. His channel was also selected among millions to be a part of the YouTube Next Up Program where he continues to work with the platform to expand his reach and influence around the world. John’s mission is to bring clarity to business and help entrepreneurs build brands that impact the world, from the ground up. He carries out this mission through collaborations with reputable brands and suppliers in order to equip his audience with the right tools and resources for their success.
June 15, 2022
Season 2 Episode 24 Social Media Success with Schae Love
Join us for Season 2, Episode 24, as host Sean Tory speaks with Scheherazade Pollins, founder, and CEO of Schae Love. Scheherazade creates confidence-building social media strategies for womenpreneurs while inspiring through fashion, lifestyle & music. Using her knowledge and love of social media, content curation, and creative directing she helps business owners & micro-influencers achieve their own social media goals. Graduating from the College of Southern Nevada, with a degree in Journalism Media Studies & Public relations, Scheherazade has always found herself drawn to content creation and social media. Scheherazade’s love for content creation and social media has allowed her to work with brands like Revlon, Victoria’s Secret, Aunt Jackie’s Hair Care, and Derma-e.
June 08, 2022
Season 2 Episode 23 Zen Side Out
Join us for Season 2, Episode 23, as host Sean Tory speaks with June Matute-Green, founder and CEO of Zen Side Out. Zen Side Out is an organic and natural bath, body, and aromatherapy line of handcrafted products designed to engage the senses into a state of relaxation and harmony. Tune in to this episode to learn more about Zen Side Out and June’s more than 20 years’ experience in mental health, and physical and spiritual wellness. Entrepreneurs will undoubtedly take away many valuable business lessons from this episode.
June 01, 2022
Season 2 Episode 22 Filled with a Hart of Gold
Join us for Season 2, Episode 22, as host Sean Tory, and Guest Host Tinya Marie, speak with Maurice Caldwell Jr., Founder & CEO of Heart of Gold. In addition to being a father, Mr. Caldwell is an actor, fitness enthusiast, and philanthropist who dedicates himself to mentoring and advocating for youth struggling with drug addiction.
May 25, 2022
Season 2 Episode 21 Blending Health Care & Media
Join us for Season 2, Episode 21, as host Sean Tory speaks with Dr. Christina Madison! Dr. Christina Madison is the Founder and CEO of The Public Health Pharmacist, PLLC a public health consulting firm offering public health solutions during this pandemic and beyond. She is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice with Roseman University of Health Sciences and works as a clinical pharmacist specializing in public health with a focus on infectious communicable diseases. A trusted and valued health care professional with 15 years of experience in Public Health and 18 year’s experience as a pharmacy professional. She has received multiple awards and recognitions. Dr. Madison has personally facilitated the administration of over 11,000 + doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the Southern Nevada Community. Advocating for public health and the profession of pharmacy to improve the health and wellness of vulnerable populations and the underserved is her passion and mission.
May 18, 2022
Season 2 Episode 20 Fitness is Your Wealth
Join us for Season 2, Episode 20, as guest host Patranya Bhoolsuwan & host Sean Tory speak with Rose Peterson, founder, and CEO of RP Fitness and Nutrition. In addition to being a mother, Rose is a fitness & nutrition coach in Las Vegas who helps empower women to protect and improve their health through exercise.
May 11, 2022
Season 2 Episode 19 w/ Chris H Hong of Premier Financial Alliance
Join us for Season 2, Episode 19, as we speak with Chris H Hong about his journey being a full-time entrepreneur and owner of 4 businesses. Tune in to hear our host, Emily Rafael, speak with Chris about his thoughts on entrepreneurship, time management, and helping others through his businesses. Quang “CHRIS” Hong is a native of Sai Gon. At an early age while growing up in Vietnam, he worked hard to help support his family business. There he learned the value of providing great customer service, helping those in need, time management and how to deal with employees. He discovered the fun and excitement of helping people get what they need, his first business venture was a mini-arcade at the age of 14. He would have kids come over to his house to play games for 50 cents, since some families could not afford their own video game consoles at that time. When he became a teenager, he attended a foreign language night school where he learned how to speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. His dedication and ambition to learning something new caught the eye of the instructor, who later hired him to teach a few courses. In 2009, he immigrated to the United States with his family for better opportunities and growth for the future. While working as a busboy at Bellagio, he took the opportunity to learn about the food service industry, talking with cooks, wait staff and hosts. After he wanted to test his entrepreneurial skills by opening his own establishments in 2011; Da Lat Vietnamese Cuisine and shortly after Jasmines restaurant. He shares his experiences and lessons learned with other entrepreneurs in Nevada Grow Non-Profit, which is an organization who assists small business ventures to start and grow, providing assistance to new business owners. He is actively involved in the Asian American community, as a board member of the Vietnamese Nevada Cultural committee, he volunteers at events helping to raise awareness and promote businesses within the community to the public. During the 2022 Vietnamese Tet Lunar New Year festival, he was a guest speaker. Being a part of the Premier Financial Alliance (PFA), he is an active Living Benefits Crusader. Helping to educate the importance of having adequate life insurance, and using it as a vehicle to protect assets for business owners and protecting love ones in case of an unforeseen event.
May 04, 2022
Season 2 Episode 18
Join us for Season 2, Episode 18, as we speak with Bryan Pham for AAPI month about his journey founder of Asian Hustle Network, Crushing it in Real Estate, Hatels A Virus, and a venture partner at Outlier fund. Tune in to hear our Guest Host Patranya Bhoolsuwan lead this phenomenal episode while host, Sean Tory also speak with Bryan about his passion on about bringing together communities of like-minded individuals through growing AHN to over 200,000 members in a little over 2 years and managing an active CIIRE group of over 2,000 investors.
April 27, 2022
Season 2 Episode 17 Quality Desserts with Penny Cakes
Join us for Season 2, Episode 17, as we speak with Latasha Alessi about her journey being a full-time entrepreneur—baking from scratch and at home. Tune in to hear our host, Sean Tory, and guest host, Tinya Marie, speak with Latasha about establishing her business, Penny Cakes Las Vegas, and many other interesting topics.
April 20, 2022
Season 2 Episode 16 Community Scholars Restoring Education
Join us for Season 2, Episode 16, as we speak with Jordan Hankins. Tune in to hear our host, Sean Tory, speak with Jordan on her journey being a full-time Ph.D. student, social justice and education advocate, and learn why she started the Black Educators Initiative!
April 13, 2022
Season 2 Episode 15 Fulfilling Your Spirits & Your Pockets
Join us for Season 2, Episode 15, as we speak with Myka Graham. Tune in to hear our host, Sean Tory, speak with Myka on her journey being a full-time college student and author. Learn how she has been able to balance both paths!
April 06, 2022
Season 2 Episode 14 Perfect Products
Join us for Season 2, Episode 14, as we speak with Dee Cosby. Tune in to hear our host, Sean Tory, speak with Dee on his journey from being a Technician in electrics to becoming a entrepreneur! Learn how he transitioned into the entrepreneurship journey!
March 30, 2022
Season 2 Episode 13 Journey of the Music Business
Join us for Season 2, Episode 13, as we speak with Stuart Gili-Ross from Raw Power Management. Tune in to hear our Guest host, Gabriel Interrante, speak with Stuart on his journey from being a music artist to becoming a manager for multiple music artist! Learn how he moved his way up in the music industry from overseas to the USA!
March 23, 2022
Season 2 Episode 12 Taking Small Business to Higher Levels
Join us for Season 2, Episode 12, as we speak with Saul Ramos, District Director of Small Business Administration (SBA) for the state of Nevada. Tune in to hear our host, Sean Tory, talk with Mr. Ramos about his dedication to elevating small businesses. Learn how he moved his way up to district director and how SBA has made a impact during the pandemic!
March 16, 2022
Season 2 Episode 11 Anchor to Service
Join us for Season 2, Episode 11, as we speak with Patranya Bhoolsuwan, Founder & Owner of Patranya Media . Tune in to hear our host, Sean Tory, talk with Mrs. Bhoolsuwan about her dedication to helping students, entrepreneurs & companies with their media. Learn how she went from becoming a Channel 8 News Anchor to serving the community through her business!
March 09, 2022
Season 2 Episode 10 Art Therapy
Join us for Season 2, Episode 10, as we speak with Courtney Haywood, Co-Founder & Co-owner of Art’ism and Founder of Haywood Ranch. Tune in to hear our host, Sean Tory, talk with Mr. Haywood about his dedication to helping youth & adults who have autism with art, inspire the community to own real estate and his journey in owning a Ranch. Learn how He is inspiring the community through art!
February 09, 2022
Season 2 Episode 9 When You Read We See
Join us for Season 2, Episode 9, as we speak with Aaron Parker, Co-Founder & Co-owner of Sawubona Culture. Tune in to hear our host, Sean Tory, talk with Aaron about his dedication to helping youth read Black and Brown Literature. Learn how He is inspiring the community to continuing reading.
February 03, 2022
Season 2 Episode 8: Bold Enough to Blend
Join us for Season 2, Episode 8, as we speak with Tavarius & Whitney Bolden, Founders & Co-owners of Bolden Blende. Tune in to hear our host, Sean Tory, talk with Tavarius & Whitney about their Faith & Relationship based Podcast & Clothing brand. Learn how they have turned their whole family into a family business and much more.
January 26, 2022
Season 2 Episode 7: Moore to Electrical
Join us for Season 2, Episode 7, as we speak with Thomas & Tiesha Moore, Founders & Co-owners of G3 Electrical. Tune in to hear our host, Sean Tory, talk with Tiesha & Thomas about their G3 in the electrical industry, accounting, project management and much more.
January 12, 2022
Season 2 Episode 6: Nevada Dental Anesthesia
Join us for Season 2, Episode 6, as we speak with Dr. Christine Lemon, CEO & Founder of Nevada Dental Anesthesia. Tune in to hear our host, Sean Tory, talk with Dr. Lemon about Anesthesia in the Dental industry, teaching experience and much more.
January 05, 2022
Season 2 Episode 5: Investing in Yourself is Investing in Your Home
Join us for Season 2, Episode 5, as we speak with Dontae Scott, president of Las Vegas Homes, INC. and CEO of Housing Assistance Corp. Tune in to hear our host, Sean Tory, talk with Mr. Scott about real estate, the mental health industry, and much more.
December 15, 2021
Season 2 Episode 4: Pure Healthy Cosmetics Spa
Join us for our Season 2 Episode 4 as we speak with the Founder & Owner of Pure Healthy Cosmetics Spa with Chi Kim Vo! Tune in to hear our guest host Emily Rafael speak with Ms. Vo on her journey on building the spa!
December 08, 2021
Season 2 Episode 3: Liberating to your Financial Future
Join us for our Season 2 Episode 3 as we speak with Marcus Hill, founder & owner of the Black Wall Street Effect! Marcus discusses his journey in financial services! Learn how he’s educating our community on how money works and how he’s striving to close the wealth gap! www.BIBPodcastnv.com
December 01, 2021
Season 2 Episode 2: SmallBizLady
Join us for our Season 2 Episode 2 as we speak with the Founder & Owner of the SmallBizLady Melinda Emerson! The SmallBizLady discusses her journey as a media spokesperson, small business influencer, internationally renowned keynote speaker on small business development, social selling, and content marketing! Learn how she became a prolific writer, who has published more than 5000 articles on her blog SucceedAsYourOwnBoss.com.
November 24, 2021
Season 2 Episode 1: Pouring into Cereal Killerz
Join us for our Season 2 premiere as we speak with the Founder & Owner of the infamous Cereal Killerz Christopher Burns as we discuss his journey, creating his own recipes with Cereal in the mix, and how he ended up on Shark Tank. Learn how Mr. Burns incorporated his experience working for the City of Las Vegas into his business practices.
November 17, 2021
Episode 20: Making Cookie Dough DoMazing
Tisha Morgan, as we discuss her journey, creating her own recipes, and the behavioral health field. Learn how Ms. Morgan applied her business experiences in DoMazing.
October 20, 2021
Episode 19: Giving Desserts A Grand Experience
Join us this week as we speak with the Founder & Owner of GranDelights, Talk That Talk Tuesday Host, and Topic Party's, Mr. Jeremy Grand, as we discuss his journey, creating his own recipes, and hosting Mr. Jeremy's Topic Party. Learn how Mr. Jeremy Grand applied his experience in the medical field to his businesses.
October 13, 2021
Episode 18: Turning a Cocktail Lounge into a Classic Jewel
Join us this week as we speak with Founder & Co-Owner of Classic Jewel, Ryan Brown, as we discuss her journey from returning home to Las Vegas to open a cocktail lounge and serve her community. Learn how Ryan came from the sports & entertainment world and applied those skills to her business.
October 06, 2021
Episode 17: Studio Kanvas
September 28, 2021
Episode 16: From Local Star Athlete to Entrepreneur
Join us as we speak with Jarmuel Pearson, Creator & CEO of Catch A Fade Barbershop & Catch A Ticket. As we discuss his journey from local star athlete to entrepreneur. Tune in this Wednesday and learn how he went from college dropout to a successful entrepreneur.
September 15, 2021
Episode 15: Makers & Finders of the Coffee Business
Join us as we speak with Josh Molina, Creator & CEO of Makers & Finders, and discuss his journey from studying psychology to the coffee business. Tune in this Wednesday and learn how psychology is applied in his business foundation.
September 08, 2021
Episode 14: Second Chance at Education
Join us as we speak with Sherida Devine & Shawn Claxton and dive deep into the Southern Nevada Prison Education Program. Learn how they are helping students get an education and their students' aspirations for entrepreneurship!
September 01, 2021
Episode 13: From Entrepreneur to Serving the City
Join us as we engage with Councilman Cedric Crear on being an entrepreneur and director at Station Casino before becoming an NSHE Regent and later City Councilman. Tune in as we discuss how he still continues to serve and operate his businesses.
August 25, 2021
Episode 12: Entertainment Consulting with Fion Chong
Join us as we engage with Fion Chong, CEO & Founder of Global Entertainment Consulting. Tune in as we discuss how the world connects and interact with cultures through entertainment.
August 18, 2021
Episode 11: Hair Products with Sea Hill
Join us as we engage with Cortland Hill, CEO & Founder of Sea Hill, as we discuss hair products. The differences in organic and main stream approaches to the industry.
August 11, 2021
Episode 10: Shoe industry with NuLife Kicks
Discussing the history & levels of the shoe industry with NuLife Kicks featuring Akeem & Marquee Anifowoshe. Tap in this Wednesday to learn more!
August 04, 2021
Episode 9: Entrepreneurship with NFTE
Kene Turner specializes in the development and implementation of community-based programs geared towards economic development. Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) is a global nonprofit dedicated to empowering youth from under-resourced communities through entrepreneurship education. Join us as we speak with Kene on entrepreneurship and the foundation of NFTE.
July 28, 2021
Episode 8: Shu Business Consulting Services
Tom Shu is the owner/managing director of Shu Business Consulting Services. He provides financial and managerial solutions to small business owners. Mr. Shu has been working as a commercial/SBA loan underwriter and portfolio manager at various banks in Las Vegas and California for many years.
July 21, 2021
Episode 7: Ballywho
Ballywho embodies what male grooming products should be, as their products give you a boost in confidence with a side indescribable edge. That edge that makes you the hot topic of discussion and an unknown puzzle to be pieced into a canvas. We discuss the journey of Darius Williams discussing the creation of Ballywho.
July 14, 2021
Episode 6: SerVehZah
SERVEHZAH is a blend of our love for craft beer and cultural roots. Located in the heart of the Arts District in Las Vegas, our taproom offers 24 draft selections as well as a variety of cans and bottles of quality craft beers from around the world. We have 2 out of 3 owners of SERVEHZAH Tony & Tony!
July 07, 2021
Episode 5: ReSTAR
ReSTAR is a partnership of technology-focused individuals who joined with ethically driven therapists who have a passion to serve the community we love. We are joined by Dr. Michelle Chan, Jer Roberson-Strange, Dr. Chris &Marisa Marano!
June 30, 2021
Episode 4: Hong Kong Business Association of Nevada
Guest Dr. Michelle Chan & Fion Chong discusses their role in the Hong Kong Business Association of Nevada. Elaborating the connection with the US, Hong Kong and how the association aims to assist local businesses expand around the world!
June 22, 2021
Episode 3: InfoodSYS
Guest Lucio Arancibia discusses his lifelong journey through the hospitality & food industry, founding InfoodSYS, and how he’s making an impact in our community!
June 09, 2021
Episode 2: Jared Clark, Esq
Guest Jared Clark, Esq discusses his journey through starting his law firm and how he's making an impact in our community!
May 26, 2021
Episode 1: The Gas Station
Guest Tyler "Gas" Gaston Discuss his journey through the music industry and how he created The Gas Station Studios.
May 12, 2021