These days, branding is an essential step for nearly every business.
Sheila Coates, the creator of BYOB (Be Your Own Brand), helps people do
just that. With two decades of entertainment experience behind her,
Coates uses her expertise in to help
companies and individuals—even celebrities--to brand themselves .
As president and CEO of MVPwork LLC, Becky A. Davis’ one goal is to help
as many small businesses stay up long after they start up. The stats
are against start-ups--nearly 50% of small businesses fail within the
first five years. But Davis and her company, MVPwork, aim to change
that. She advises upstarts on how to maneuver the tricky journey of
succeeding with a new business.
entrepreneur, Kellee James has accomplished much in her industry—and
she’s just getting started. James is the founder and CEO of Mercaris, a
market data service and trading platform for organic and certified
agricultural commodities. Even President Barack Obama has recognized James’ expertise. He selected her as a White House Fellow.
In September 2012, Elayne Fluker felt like the time was “now” for an
Internet TV network for women of color. So, she launched one. Fluker is
founder and CEO of ChicRebellion.tv, the first and only Internet TV
network for women of color, producing original Web series programming.
Lisa Nicole Bell is excelling in a field that is dominated by men—and
very rarely do you see African-American women on the playing field. Bell
is founder of Inspired Life Media Group, which conceives, develops, and
produces original premium content for traditional and new media.
Many people know actor Dennis Haysbert from his role as the President of the United States in the mega popular, long-running series “24.” Or as
the handsome philanderer in the hit film “Waiting To Exhale.” But
besides these and the countless other film and TV roles he has under his
belt, Haysbert is dividing his time between acting, producing and launching his
golf and yoga apparel brand, DH6 Gear.