Entrepreneurship Matters

It takes undiluted passion, multiple failures, a lot of grit, and a long-term commitment. The art of starting a business requires entrepreneurs to be on their toes most of the time, shuttling between customers – current, prospective, business partners, business operations, and more.

COVID-19 has affected entrepreneurs and their businesses hard and they have to innovate and adjust. In efforts to support the local small business community and empower [new and seasoned] entrepreneurs, the Entrepreneurship Matters series will offer a forum to feature, celebrate and learn of the highs and lows of the business ownership journey.

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A Conversation with Entrepreneurs Theresa Cangialois and Le’Ayre Horton

Theresa Cangialosi, SoBotanical
Facebook: Facebook.com/sobotanical
Instagram: @sobotanical

Leayre Horton, Messy Buddha
Facebook: Facebook.com/messybuddha
Instagram: @messybuddha

November 20, 2020

A Conversation with Entrepreneurs Beverly Winstead and Radiance Harris

Beverly Winstead, Esq., The Law Office of Beverly Winstead, Esq
Facebook: Facebook.com/BeverlyWinsteadEsq
Twitter: @irshelpattorney
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beverly-winstead-1b7a28a

Radiance Harris, Esq., Radiance IP Law
Facebook: Facebook.com/radianceiplaw
Instagram: @radianceharrisesq
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/radianceharris

November 12, 2020

A Conversation with Entrepreneurs Jeff Hargrave and LaQuida Chancey

Jeff Hargrave, Mahogany, Inc
Facebook: Facebook.com/pg/mahoganyinc
Twitter: @MahoganyIncorp

LaQuida Chancey, Smalltimore Homes
Instagram: @smalltimorehomes
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/smalltimore-homes

November 5, 2020

A Conversation with Entrepreneurs Jermaine Gibbs and Devan Bryan

Jermaine Gibbs, owner of Out of the Box Photography
Facebook: Facebook.com/Outoftheboxphotos
Instagram: @j_uniqueeye

Devan Bryan
YBK Photography
Instagram: @d.b._king

October 29, 2020

A Conversation with Entrepreneurs Kalilah Wright and Demi Armstrong

Kalilah Wright, owner of Mess in a Bottle
Facebook: Facebook.com/aMessinaBottle/
Instagram: @messinabottle

Demi Armstrong, owner of Demi&Co
Instagram: @demico_tiedye

October 22, 2020

A Conversation with Entrepreneurs Lindsay Carlo and Dasia Kabia

Lindsay Carlo, owner of One Sweet Moment
Facebook: Facebook.com/onesweetmoment
Instagram: @osm_snowballs

Dasia Kabia, owner of Ice Queens
Facebook: Facebook.com/icequeensllc
Instagram: @_icequeens

October 15, 2020

A Conversation with Entrepreneurs’ Craig Curbean and Steve Williams

Craig Curbean, co-founder of Taste This Baltimore
Facebook: Facebook.com/Tastethisbalt
Instagram: @tastethisbalt
Twitter: @TasteThisBalt

Steve Williams, founder of KDW Catering
Facebook: Facebook.com/KDWCatering
Instagram: @kdwcatering

October 1, 2020

A Conversation with Entrepreneurs Tony King and Shaleena Cottrell

Tony King, partner of King, King and Associates, PA
LinkedIn: Tony King, MS, CPA, CGMA

Shaleena Cottrell, founder of SCN Accounting and Tax Services
Facebook: Facebook.com/SCNAccounting
Instagram: @scn_accounting_and_tax

September 24, 2020

A Conversation with Entrepreneurs Emma Snyder and Tia Hamilton

Emma Snyder, Founder, The Ivy Bookshop
Phone: (410) 377-2966
Email: info@theivybookshop.com
Twitter: @TheIvyBookshop
Facebook: Facebook.com/TheIvyBookshop
Instagram: @TheIvyBookshop

Tia Hamilton, Founder, Urban Reads Bookstore
Phone: (443) 552-1094
Twitter: @urbanreadsbooks
Instagram: @urbanreadsbookstore

September 17, 2020

A Conversation with Entrepreneurs Tracye Turner and Tina Williams-Koroma

Tracye Turner, co-Founder of Optimal Solutions Group
Twitter: @OptimalSG
Facebook: facebook.com/optimalsgllc
LinkedIn: @optimal-solutions-group

Tina Williams-Komora, Founder of TCecure LLC
Facebook: facebook.com/TCecure
LinkedIn: @tcecure-llc

September 10, 2020

A Conversation with Entrepreneurs Jamaya Moore and Takia Ross

Jamaya Moore, Founder of Pretty Much Beauty
Facebook: facebook.com/prettymuchstore
Instagram: @prettymuchbeauty
Pinterest: @jamayamoore

Takia Ross, Founder of Accessmatized
Facebook: facebook.com/Accessmatized
Instagram: @Accessmatized
Twitter: @Accessmatized
Pinterest: @Accessmatized
YouTube: @Accessmatized

September 4, 2020

Entrepreneurship Matters: A Conversation with Entrepreneurs Chris Wilson and Alma Roberts

Chris Wilson, Artist and Activist
Instagram @chriswilsonbaltimore 

Alma Roberts, Artist and Healthcare Executive
Email: almandme@gmail.com

August 27, 2020

A Conversation with Entrepreneurs Martin Schwartz and Lisa Phillips

Martin Schwartz, Founder of Vehicles For Change
Facebook: @vehiclesforchange 
Instagram: @vehiclesforchange

Lisa Phillips, Celeebrate Us Workforce Development and Training
Facebook: @celebrateusworkforcetraining 
Instagram: @celeebrateus

August 20, 2020

A Conversation with Entrepreneurs Jan Desper Peters and Erika Jernigan

Jan Desper Peters, Founder of Higher Ground Transportation Services
Facebook: facebook.com/HigherGroundTransportation
Instagram: @ridehigherground

Erika Jernigan, Founder of Lexi’s Lil Bug
Facebook: facebook.com/lexislilbug
Instagram: @lexislilbug

August 13, 2020

A Conversation with Entrepreneurs Lana Brown and Ashley Rock-Wiley

Lana Brown, Founder of Fleur De Lis Florist
Facebook: facebook.com/fleurdelisfloristBaltimore
Instagram: @fleurdelisbaltimore
Email: flowers@fleurdelisflorist.net

Ashley Rock-Wiley, Founder of Fleurs d’Ave Floral Boutique
Facebook: facebook.com/fleursdave
Twitter: @AveFleurs
Instagram: @fleursdave
Email: info@fleursdave.com

August 6, 2020

A Conversation with Entrepreneurs Cedric Bobo and Bree Jones

Cedric Bobo, Founder of Project Destined
Facebook: facebook.com/projectdestined
Instagram: @projectdestined

Bree Jones, Founder of Parity Homes
Facebook: facebook.com/parityhomes
Instagram: @parityhomes

July 30, 2020

A Conversation with Entrepreneurs Shelonda Stokes and Destiny Brown

Shelonda Stoke, Founder of greiBO
Facebook: facebook.com/greibo-Entertainment
Instagram: @greibo

Destiny Brown, Founder of Leilanis Lens / Indulgent Interludes
Instagram: @dleilanibrown

July 23, 2020

A Conversation with Entrepreneurs Tori Soudan and Sade Jackson

Tori Soudan, Founder of Tori Soudan Collection
Facebook: facebook.com/ToriSoudan
Instagram: @torisoudan and @torisoudan.designer

Sade Jackson, Founder of Crown Your Inspiration
Facebook: facebook.com/crownyourinspiration
Instagram: @_shaytastic

July 16, 2020

A Conversation with Entrepreneurs Eula McDowell and Kamri Moses

Eula McDowell, Founder of The Big Bean Theory
Facebook: facebook.com/Bigbeantheory
Instagram: @Bigbeantheory

Kamri Moses, Founder of KRSmoothies
Instagram: @krsmoothies – Link to order form found on Instagram!

July 9, 2020

A Conversation with Entrepreneurs Cynthia Gooding and Hayley Bartholomew

Cynthia Rumph-Gooding, Founder of Fashion Spa House
Facebook: facebook.com/FashionSpaHouseTM
Instagram: @FashionSpaHouse

Hayley Bartholomew-Lowery, Founder of Lee Essentials
Facebook: facebook.com/LeeEssentials
Instagram: @leeessentials_
LinkedIn: Lee Essentials

July 2, 2020

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