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...Hump Wit It?

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Yo Business is not your usual business pod—unless your usual business pod is hosted by two black millennials making it work in NYC, texting exclusively in gifs and trying to get this 401k poppin’. Co-hosts J.J. (journalist) and Shayna (fashion professional/writer) make business news accessible for POCs, unpack how trending topics impact The Culture, and call on their expert friends to run the how-tos of investing, branding, and entrepreneurship.
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Yo Business is not your usual business pod—unless your usual business pod is hosted by two black millennials making it work in NYC, texting exclusively in gifs and trying to get this 401k poppin’. Co-hosts J.J. (journalist) and Shayna (fashion professional/writer) make business news accessible for POCs, unpack how trending topics impact The Culture, and call on their expert friends to run the how-tos of investing, branding, and entrepreneurship.

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Cancel or Keep: Digging Through the Decade
2009 was a whole decade ago...like, what is time?? For the last episode of 2019, J.J. and Shayna dig through the archives to talk about their loves, learns and cancels from the past ten years. Since 2009, we survived the Great Recession, found comfort from the exhaustion of being Black in America in our chosen tribes, and loved the heck out of some kale. Both hosts are a year old and a whole decade wiser - thank you Lawd.   Barring the actual end of days, we will see all of you lovelies back in January 2020. Enjoy your holidays - love you so much!  Feeling like giving this season?  - Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod  Take Our Listener Survey: https://iter.ly/5vt4f  Follow Us!  Instagram: @yobusinesspod  Twitter: @yobusinesspod
47:05
December 11, 2019
Breakin’ 2: Adulting Boogaloo
Your double-Sagittarius hosts will be back with a new episode Wednesday, Dec 11th!
00:39
November 20, 2019
Veni, Vidi, Venture Capital
Thank you for coming back! This week, Shayna gives a much needed health lesson about the hymen and women owning their own bodies (looking at you, T.I.), while J.J. checks the optimism we had about for-profit colleges and one of America’s richest philanthropists. Plus: Our guest, Kanyi Maqubela, venture investor & managing partner at Kindred Ventures, gives us a crash course in becoming an investor, how it can lead to generational wealth, and how dropping out of college kick-started his career. (Please excuse our small tech issue that has Shayna sounding far away during the interview!) Notes: The Virginity Fraud Black Womxn For Elizabeth Warren For-Profit Schools Found to Exploit Black & Latino Students We Learned: 645Ventures and its cap table simulator We Loved: Gratitude prompts - I will let go off… I am thankful for… I will focus on... Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod Take Our Listener Survey: https://iter.ly/5vt4f Follow Us! Instagram: @yobusinesspod Twitter: @yobusinesspod
1:17:37
November 13, 2019
Come Back, Stay Black
Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod Take Our Listener Survey: https://iter.ly/5vt4f Follow Us! Instagram: @yobusinesspod Twitter: @yobusinesspod
00:51
October 30, 2019
...Hump Wit It?
This week, J.J. brings us up-to-date on Frank Ocean’s paltry attempt with PrEP+, Shayna fact-checks all the lies behind Kanye’s “Republicans freed the slaves” claim, and we honor Congressman Elijah Cummings and his fight for good down to his last breath. Plus! We learn about $3 pocket-legal aid and get all nostalgic with our music loves. Yo Business: Tracing President Lincoln’s Thoughts on Slavery Uncle Luke though?? - A rap legend ripped Kamala’s marriage to a white man. Then she won him over. The Fourth Democratic Debate in 6 charts Fear, Anxiety & Hope: What It Means to Be a Minority in Gaming  9 Freelance Contract Template Essentials We Learned: DoNotPay Video shows Oregon coach disarming student then embracing him before police arrive We Loved: J.J. is re-stanning for En Vogue (< his playlist!)
50:16
October 23, 2019
Doing Good on Purpose (w/ Joey Womack)
This week, J.J. and Shayna do the delicate dance of cautious celebration about Tyler Perry Studios, lament over what the Amber verdict says about the value placed on black life, and remember the importance of supporting our girls + Our guest, Joey Womack, Founder/CEO of Goodie Nation, breaks down the math behind his goal to help 1 billion people by 2039 and directs us on how to find our purpose (and avoid pauper status while doing it). Interview Themes: Social Impact, Empathy, Investors, Networking, Tech Startups, Ecosystems, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Self-care, Purpose, Black Founders, Burnout Yo Business: The Tyler Perry problem is really an ancient, larger worry about blackness and how to present it.  “Business Of Fashion 500 is now 499.” - Kerby Jean-Raymond Elizabeth Warren is at War with Facebook Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls' Childhood - Georgetown Study 7 Organizations You Can $upport on International Day of the Girl We Learned: Climate Change Is Killing Your Low-Carb Diet We Loved: @notesfromyourtherapist We Canceled: Homophobia is a legacy of colonialism  Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod Take Our Listener Survey: https://iter.ly/5vt4f Follow Us! Instagram: @yobusinesspod Twitter: @yobusinesspod
1:03:33
October 16, 2019
Bonus Bits: PTO & Lead with No (w/ Maameamba Arthur-Price)
In addition to being a credit solutions maven, our dope guest, Maameamba Arthur-Price (Founder of MAP Credit Solutions) is also a human resources aficionado with more than a decade of experience in compensation and benefits structure development. In this Bonus Bit, Maambi shares ways to advocate for your employee experience, when you should negotiate offers (spoiler: ALWAYS), and the number one benefit that black professionals leave on the table when starting a new gig. Get in on this knowledge! Interview Themes: Salary Negotiation, Benefits, Equity, Diversity, Workplace Advocacy, Culture Fit Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod Take Our Listener Survey: https://iter.ly/5vt4f Follow Us: @YoBusinessPod on Instagram @YoBusinessPod on Twitter
14:31
October 9, 2019
Credit Where Credit's Due (w/ Maameamba Arthur-Price)
In this episode, J.J. & Shayna chat black lady bosses, the buzz coming from fashion weeks around the world, and dig into what will now be known as “Impeachment Buss Down.” + Our guest, Maameamba Arthur-Price, founder of MAP Credit Solutions, sets every record straight about how to raise our credit score and the relationship between credit and long-term savings. Also, do we all need a "finsta?" 🤔 Interview Themes: Credit, Budgeting, Savings, Generational Wealth, Financial Literacy Show Notes: Michelle Williams wants some respek on her name 2020 Presidential Black Power Ranking In the Salary Race, English Majors Outlast Engineers Shayna Canceled: The Root 100 (Virgil Abloh) J.J. Loved: My Father Was IBM's First Black Software Engineer Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod Take Our Listener Survey: https://iter.ly/5vt4f Follow Us: https://www.instagram.com/yobusinesspod/ https://twitter.com/yobusinesspod?lang=en
1:05:15
October 2, 2019
Before You Try to Sweep Around Mine
This week, Shayna & J.J. do something a little different and let the Learneds, Loveds, and Canceleds fly with a whole episode of our favorite segment, LLC. (Many of you have told us it is your fave too!) In today’s episode, we’re learning about self-inventory, loving Lizzo's brand of self-love along with the ongoing movement toward equity in the cannabis industry, and canceling everything from Bette Midler—she came for the BeyHive, y’all—to all the praise we shower on women when they don’t appear to age. We Learned: “Don’t Kneecap Your Sentences” Email Like a Boss We Loved: National Expungement Week Promise Mi’Amor - 10-Year-Old Tennessee Girl Bullied Over Hair Goes Viral For Empowering Video We Canceled: Age-Defying Praise (Fenty got it right! --- JoAni Johnson: the sexagenarian model defying convention) Barack Obama’s Biggest Mistake *Also do ya'll know about this 1986 The Williams Brothers bop?? - Sweep Around Your Own Front Door Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod Take Our Listener Survey: https://iter.ly/5vt4f Follow Us! Instagram: @yobusinesspod Twitter: @yobusinesspod
40:13
September 25, 2019
It Takes a Village Market (w/ Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon)
This week, J.J. & Shayna dig into the caucasity of Felicity Huffman’s two-week prison sentence, find a way to ghost-drag de Blasio (even in his absence from the third 2020 presidential debate), and untangle recent reports of black unemployment being at an all time low. (Is it really? 🤔) Our guest, Dr. Lakeysha Hallmon, founder & CEO of The Village Market, shares how her personal village of friends and family helped her launch a 100%-owned business, why she continues to turn down investors, and what the black community gains from circulating black dollars.  Show Notes: Yo Business: Bill de Blasio Talks ICE, Sex Work Decriminalization and Why Black People Should Support His Campaign Democratic Candidates Take on a Tough Opponent: Their Own Past Selves Black unemployment rate falls to a record low Interview Jump: 21:55 (It's our first remote interview! While it turned out wonderfully, bear with us as we work to make remote interviews sound as seamless as they do in the studio :-D) Interview Themes: Black Business, Entrepreneurship, Collective, Curation, Seed Investors, Program Development, Funding  The Village Market ATL on Instagram Shayna loved #NFID20 - you’re going to want to scroll this thread to see what the heck she is talking about J.J. stans for Teedra Moses - you can still listen to his fave album here  Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod Take Our Listener Survey: https://iter.ly/5vt4f Follow Us: Instagram: @yobusinesspod Twitter: @yobusinesspod
1:12:39
September 18, 2019
Political Paper Dolls
After our throwback last week, Shayna & J.J. are bursting at the seams to discuss the disparate impact of climate change on low-income neighborhoods, the disintegration of certain presidential candidates right before our eyes, and the devastating loss of yet another black trans woman. (And what, exactly, is this Jay-Z/NFL business partnership supposed to be accomplishing?) Plus: We share some “Capital L” learns that made our week just a little bit easier. Show Notes: As Rising Heat Bakes U.S. Cities, The Poor Often Feel It Most Joe Biden is in trouble over a fundraiser tied to a fossil fuel company Diversity and Inclusion: The CFDA Adds Designers Kerby Jean-Raymond, Carly Cushnie and Virgil Abloh to Its Board The Powerful Message Behind Indya Moore’s Latest Red Carpet Look Resources to help victims of Hurricane Dorian House of X and Powers of X, the new comic series that J.J. rants/raves about for way too long Oh! And Uncle Funky’s Daughter is the natural hair product brand name that Shayna couldn’t remember. Sorry, John Stamos... Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod Take Our Listener Survey: https://iter.ly/5vt4f Follow Us: https://www.instagram.com/yobusinesspod/ https://twitter.com/yobusinesspod?lang=en
56:34
September 11, 2019
Bonus Bits: Not Slave Chains On the Wall! (w/ Homage Hospitality)
Hey folks, this week we decided to #ThrowItBack like Missy Misdemeanor and let you hear the full-length version of our interview with Marcus Carey and Damon Lawrence, cofounders of Homage Hospitality, whose hotel properties curate and celebrate black culture. The duo was recently featured on the cover of Hospitality Design's People Issue, which you should definitely check out after listening. See you next week! Show Notes: Interview Themes: Travel, Hospitality, Culture, Gentrification, Art, Concept Design, Business Model, Capital, Investors, CoFounders Follow Homage:  https://www.instagram.com/stayhomage/?hl=en Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod Take Our Listener Survey: https://iter.ly/5vt4f Follow Us: https://www.instagram.com/yobusinesspod/ https://twitter.com/yobusinesspod?lang=en
48:27
September 4, 2019
Hoaxes and Scams and Swindles, oh my! (w/ The Trans Capitalist - K.Kenneth Davis)
As the world literally burns (the Amazon is still on fire, ya’ll!), J.J. & Shayna battle about who exactly should be getting these potential reparation coins, if forever POTUS Barry O is just bored and rich, and the detriment of the digital literacy gap when it comes to social media posting and #popeyeschickensandwich + our guest, K.Kenneth Davis - CEO of The Trans Capitalist LLC & a financial literacy activist, drags us all by our poor edges, and gives the student loan debt financial advice that we have never heard before. *Thank you for bearing with us through some mild audio issues - mic feedback didn't want us to be great this week* Interview Themes: Savings, Debt, Budgeting, Student Loans, Stock Portfolio, Financial Literacy, Activism, LGBTQIA, S Corp, LLC, Sickle Cell Anemia, Transitioning  Follow The Trans Capitalist: Instagram:@TheTransCapitalist Twitter:@MrDavisSpeaksOT Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheTransCapitalist/ YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/THETRANSCAPITALIST Yo Business: Marianne Williamson Explains Her Controversial Views on Prescription Drugs and Why Black People Should Vote for Her We Canceled: Brazil's Amazon rainforest is burning at a record rate, research center says We Loved: Brown Skin Lady Show Missy Elliott - Throw It Back Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod Take Our Listener Survey: https://iter.ly/5vt4f Follow Us: https://www.instagram.com/yobusinesspod/ https://twitter.com/yobusinesspod?lang=en
1:02:41
August 28, 2019
Bleu Magic (w/ DéVon Christopher Johnson)
This week, J.J. & Shayna debate whether Jay-Z is selling out or buying in; all while big business buys up everything as a recession looms, and old white money funds anti-immigration from the grave + Our first guest of Season 2, DéVon Christopher Johnson, Founder and CEO of BleuLife Media Group, shares the vodka-fueled origin story of Bleu Magazine, his secrets to staying sane while creating content, and the limitless worth of the black American experience.  Extra loud shout-out to our Patrons who held us down during our summer break. Your generosity paid for the production of this episode. We appreciate you so much!  SHOW NOTES: Interview Themes: Networking, Journalism, Publishing, Music Industry, Career Pivot, Metrics, Engagement, Micro-Influencer, Print Media, Purpose  Yo Business:  Why an Heiress Spent Her Fortune Trying to Keep Immigrants Out We Loved:  The 1619 Project We Learned:  For Black Americans, the Housing Crisis Isn’t Over How Racism Kept Black America from Swimming  Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod Take Our Listener Survey: https://iter.ly/5vt4f Follow Us: https://www.instagram.com/yobusinesspod/ https://twitter.com/yobusinesspod?lang=en
1:06:11
August 21, 2019
Black Fact: We In Hell
We are back & black for Season 2! In this episode, Shayna & J.J. catch up after not canceling anything for two whole months. We chat about corporate America’s noticeable silence after more mass shootings, the lessons Queen Toni Morrison left us, and how Liz & Joe are handling (or not handling...) the campaign trail. Plus: two things we learned this summer that are changing our millennial lives.  Extra loud shout-out to our Patrons who held us down during our summer break. Your generosity paid for the production of this episode. We appreciate you so much! Show Notes Yo Business:  Organizations aiding Mississippi ICE raid victims Atlanta’s black tech founders are changing entrepreneurship in America. Can they avoid Silicon Valley’s mistakes?, by J.J. McCorvey (!!) We Learned:  Easypay Metrocard Launch Center app We Loved:  Shake That Monkey ft. Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion & Sasha the Flute  Professor Eddie Glaude, Jr., on MSNBC Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod Take Our Listener Survey: https://iter.ly/5vt4f Follow Us: https://www.instagram.com/yobusinesspod/ https://twitter.com/yobusinesspod?lang=en
51:31
August 14, 2019
Paying (& Staying) Homage
It's Juneteenth! For the last episode of Season 1, Shayna & J.J. bring double the cancels & double the guests. We open with a cheer for black women, talk aid for Sudan and find out which one of us may be a Liz Warren pre-stan + Our guests, Damon Lawrence & Marcus Carey, co-founders of Homage Hospitality - boutique hotels inspired by culture, get real honest about co-founder partnership, wild questions from investors, and creating space in the hospitality industry that is for us/by us.   This first season has been so amazing! Don't miss our brand new first episode of Season 2 on August 14.  Show Notes: "How to Help Sudan: 7 things you can do right now for a country in crisis"  Interview Themes: Travel, Hospitality, Culture, Gentrification, Art, Concept Design, Business Model, Capital, Investors, CoFounders Follow Homage:  https://www.instagram.com/stayhomage/?hl=en  "What I've Learned Since My Son Came Out," by Ted Bunch, chief development officer, A Call To Men -    Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod Take Our Listener Survey: https://iter.ly/5vt4f Follow Us: https://www.instagram.com/yobusinesspod/ https://twitter.com/yobusinesspod?lang=en
1:20:44
June 19, 2019
What's The Big IDEO?
This week, we discuss bias, billionaires & Black Mirror, while our guest, Rafael Smith—senior product design lead at IDEO, the global design firm whose clients include Apple, Levi's, and Planned Parenthood—explains how we can make our products and services more inclusive, and how to gather information to prototype better human-centered experiences. Show Notes: Black Mirror “Striking Vipers” spoiler: 21:25 Interview Theme: design, unconscious bias, change, process design, startup, poverty, underprivileged communities Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds - Adrienne Maree Brown Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod Take Our Listener Survey: https://iter.ly/5vt4f Follow Us: https://www.instagram.com/yobusinesspod/ https://twitter.com/yobusinesspod?lang=en
1:14:15
June 12, 2019
The Culture Is The Currency
We’re back, loves! This week, J.J. makes us nervous about facial recognition in our apartments, Shayna opts-out of watching black trauma or white girls twerking, and Oprah & Auntie Maxine give clap-backs heard around the Twitterverse. + We try a new segment called Eavesdropped, where we share gems we picked up from our run-ins with black excellence. For our inaugural session: A Harlem fashion staple turned worldwide legend, and the most recently elected in ATL's consecutive line of African-American mayors. Show Notes: Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod Take Our Listener Survey: https://iter.ly/5vt4f Follow Us: https://www.instagram.com/yobusinesspod/ https://twitter.com/yobusinesspod?lang=en
1:06:17
June 5, 2019
Breather & a Teaser
Shayna and J.J. are taking a little breather this week and working on dope new episodes for the rest of Season 1. Take a break with us - listen to old episodes you may have missed, tell all your friends about Yo Business, and rate/review/subscribe pleaseeeee. We will be back next week with a new episode!  Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod  Take Our Listener Survey: https://iter.ly/5vt4f Follow Us: https://www.instagram.com/yobusinesspod/ https://twitter.com/yobusinesspod?lang=en
01:11
May 29, 2019
Scared Money Don’t Make Money
This week, we add to the ever-growing list of trash cop behavior, J.J. anticipates using silent mode to meditate during his next Uber ride, and Shayna double-locks her uterus as the U.S. gets closer to Handmaid’s Tale with each passing abortion bill. + Our guest, Don Elivert, former National Director of Global Accounts at TransPerfect Translations & current voice-over artist, gives his tips on saving for your passion from your corporate gig, the importance of honest feedback, and how he is using his voice to battle the absurd label of “sounding white." Interview Themes: Freelancing, Voice Acting, Diversity, Code Switching, Savings, Sales, Failure, Passion, Financial Plan, Communications, Children of Immigrants  Follow Don on Instagram: @voiceofdon Denzel Washington Speech, Dillard University: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlY0PkWxCW8 Black Planet: Facing Race During an NBA Season, by David Shields Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod Take Our Listener Survey: https://iter.ly/5vt4f Follow Us: https://www.instagram.com/yobusinesspod/ https://twitter.com/yobusinesspod?lang=en
1:13:59
May 22, 2019
Bonus Bits: The CEO, Budget Pro (w/ Tristan & Amoy Walker)
Our guest last week, Tristan Walker, creator of Bevel and founder/CEO of Walker & Company Brands—alongside his dope wife Amoy— dropped so many gems that we had to share this full, unedited interview. Listen to the Walker duo get real about staying true to your voice, filling those gaps in financial literacy, and talking to your parents about budgeting and aging. When you're done, head back and binge-listen the rest of our first season - we will be back next week with a brand new episode! Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod Take Our Listener Survey: https://iter.ly/5vt4f Follow Us: https://www.instagram.com/yobusinesspod/ https://twitter.com/yobusinesspod?lang=en
56:28
May 15, 2019
A Whopper, Awareness & Tristan Walker
It’s Mental Health Awareness Month! This week, both hosts shout out their therapists, J.J. finally bursts with all the Facebook news he's been holding in, and Shayna wonders when Jesus himself is going to come down and cancel Kanye's Sunday Service nonsense. Plus our guest, Tristan Walker, creator of Bevel and founder/CEO of Walker & Company Brands—alongside his dope wife Amoy—give us a compelling look inside the personal struggles that can come with entrepreneurship, and the harrowing experience that pushed him to budget therapy into his finances. Interview Jump: 30:40 Interview Themes: entrepreneurship, work/life balance, wellness, mental health, generational wealth, financial literacy, therapy, 401k, budgeting Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod Take Our Listener Survey: https://iter.ly/5vt4f Follow Us: https://www.instagram.com/yobusinesspod/ https://twitter.com/yobusinesspod?lang=en
1:11:01
May 8, 2019
Positive Pod: Staying Woke & Well
In this special episode, Shayna & J.J. take a break from canceling, and instead stan for six black entrepreneurs/creators who are doing awesome things for the world and The Culture.  Positive Pod Lineup:  Jeff Lindor, Gentleman’s Factory  - https://gentlemensfactory.com/ Sheena Allen, CapWay - https://capway.co/ Malenga Mulendema & Malcolm Wope, Mama K’s Team 4 - https://deadline.com/2019/04/netflix-africa-super-hero-mama-k-team-four-triggerfish-cake-1202599170/ Jasmine Crowe, Goodr - https://goodr.co/ Chakra Zulu Crystals - https://chakrazulucrystals.com/ Brandon D. Anderson, Raheem AI - https://www.fastcompany.com/90335499/this-platform-wants-to-fix-the-disturbing-lack-of-data-on-police-violence Please take our listener survey!: https://iter.ly/5vt4f Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod 
16:37
May 1, 2019
Don't Go (Paper) Chasing Waterfalls
Please take our listener survey!: https://iter.ly/5vt4f This week, J.J. forces us all to listen to that awful AncestryDNA commercial, Shayna thanks Lizzo for getting her through the Harlem-to-Brooklyn trek, and they both ponder the causes that could have used the attention (and $1 billion) given to the Notre Dame fire. + Our guest, Simmone Taitt, executive mentor & Founder of Heartspace NY, spills on creating productive content, pinpointing revenue opportunities, and her secrets to working smarter. Interview Jump: 30:59 Interview Themes: Startups, Sales, Revenue Growth, Revenue Streams, Tech Ecosystem, Content Creation, Strategy, Productivity Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod 
1:06:00
April 24, 2019
Gotta Beyoncé that Résumé
Please take our listener survey!: https://iter.ly/5vt4f  Support Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod  This week, we remember Nipsey, somehow find more to debate on reparations, and pre-stan the gift of #BeyonceHomecoming. Our guest, Jocelyn Walters, career advisor and founder of Anew Advisory, gives us the inside tips on keeping your network warm and getting your resume noticed—then cracks our faces on how easy it can be to research before your job interview (especially if you have time to insta-stalk 👀). Also, please forgive us for being excited for Guava Island.  Interview Jump: 25:07  Interview Themes: Business Communication Etiquette, Career Development, Career Transition, Interviewing, Job Search, Networking, Resume Help
1:03:43
April 17, 2019
Bonus Bits: The Mission-Focused Millionaire (w/ Justin Garrett Moore)
Our guest last week, Justin Garrett Moore—urban designer, founder of UrbanPatch, and executive director of the NYC Public Design Commission—had so much to share that we wanted to let y'all in on the full version of our talk with him. In this unedited interview, we chat more about social entrepreneurship, gentrification, zip code disparities, and just how deep the system of housing discrimination in the U.S. goes.  Show Notes: We would love your support! - https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod
57:06
April 10, 2019
BlackSpace and the Racist Rabbit Holes
This week, J.J. petty-claps at a few tech giants finally facing consequences for their mess, Shayna reckons with climate change’s potential effect on her uterus, and Stacey Abrams telling y’all’s Uncle Joe to have a seat is our entire mood. + Our guest, Justin Garrett Moore, urban designer and executive director of the NYC Public Design Commission, fills us in on how to get involved in our community and drops the mic on the miseducation that service and success don’t go together.   We would love your support! - https://www.patreon.com/yobusinesspod  Show Notes:  *Interview Jump: 20:41 to 52:02  Interview themes: community involvement, black spaces, urban planning, urban design, gentrification, housing discrimination, climate change, social enterprises, nonprofits  *Correction - Naomi Wadler, host of DiversiTEA, is 11 years-old (!!)  *Kirby, “Thank God You Didn’t Love Me”: https://youtu.be/zd-4Iu_3a3M
1:05:38
April 3, 2019
The Art of NeG.O.A.T.iating
This week, J.J. tethers Jordan Peele’s Us to U.S. politics, Shayna gets emotional over the verdict in the Antwon Rose case, and both hosts say "okuurrr!" before it will cost them. (Oh, we also wonder how Theranos raised $700M when Arlan Hamilton couldn’t get to $36M…) Our guest, Javier Royal, entertainment attorney and counsel at Viacom, offers tips on negotiating our worth and gives us the one-word business advice we never expected.   Light Us spoilers: 21:00-22:30 Interview jump: 29:33 PM Jacinda Ardern banning automatic weapons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsiOn2Lkoro Patreon link: patreon.com/yobusinesspod Rate Us!
1:03:44
March 27, 2019
Network & (Don't) Chill
This week, J.J. & Shayna debate Solange’s best hits, cheer on cannabis industry equity, and just cannot stop rolling their eyes at these rich white folks scamming their kids into college (#AuntBecky). Our guest, Erik Zambrano, founder of Bricolage growth consultancy, gets us all the way together about our lazy networking habits (👀), why we must carve out a niche for our business, and the power of being uncomfortable.  Referenced: The Strength of Weak Ties: A Network Theory Revisited, by Mark Granovetter Interview jump: [22:49]
58:18
March 20, 2019
STEM for Alla Dem
This week, Shayna and J.J. get a chuckle out of Mark Zuckerberg promising us a “privacy-focused” Facebook, wave bye-bye to the (real) sharing economy, and unpack the effects of cancel culture. Our guest, Chloe Taylor, founder of @ChloeTaylorTech, drops knowledge on the life-saving benefits of STEM skills and how Instagram hashtags helped her secure the bag.
59:22
March 13, 2019
From Cain't See to LLC
This week, the Gap & Old Navy split teaches Shayna a lesson about stale relationships, 5G replacing 4G catapults us back to 1984, and J.J. gives Green Book the final drag. Our guest, Denaka Perry, Esq., takes us to school with steps to make that LLC thang official—and explains once and for all why googling will never replace professional legal counsel.
1:15:44
March 6, 2019
Facts For Stacks
It's our first official episode! J.J. and Shayna discuss reparations (they're back on the table, apparently), Amazon hitting its biggest lick yet, and how the most in-demand fashion trend of the season is...blackface? Plus, our guest Mark Rutledge, VP & head of research product management at one of the nation's Big Three credit ratings agencies, reveals his super-clutch list of digital resources that inform his stock investing. Mark also explains why you should hire a professional financial planner—and follow the hashtag #WhereTheMoneyAt.
56:38
February 27, 2019
Get To Know Us: Doobies & Dongles
The first official episode of Yo Business will drop 2/27 and every Wednesday after that. Until then, get to know us as we talk Facebook takeovers, stanning Yara Shahidi, and diversity in influencer marketing.
58:12
February 14, 2019
Get To Know Us: Crank That (Licensing Deal)
The first official episode of Yo Business will drop 2/27 and every Wednesday after that. Until then, get to know us as we talk the government shut down (we're done working for free), 2020 presidential hopefuls (👀), and Microsoft trying to fix gentrification.
1:07:39
February 14, 2019
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