The Resource Network! Will provide you with information to help launch your business and grow your business. Tune in every Saturday from 11am to 11:30am on WCVG 1320 AM The Voice, to learn more about the business resources in your area. The Resource Network! Helping you to scale!
Interested in being a guest? Contact Deborah Davis, Host of The Resource Network and the Director of the Minority Business Assistance Center at AACC.
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8-22-2020 Air Date
Jamal Maxsam discusses how leadership is a journey, not a destination, as part of our series on Leadership. We discussed the different paths a leader can take to reach their ultimate place of influence, and shared tips on how to navigate through the different stages of the leadership journey.
Special Guest: Jamal Maxsam, Strategic Leadership Champion
8-15-2020 Air Date
As part of our series on Leadership, Jamal Maxsam discusses the importance of being an Adaptive Leader, especially during a crisis. Mr. Maxsam gives examples of what an Adaptive Leader is and is not.
Special Guest: Jamal Maxsam, Strategic Leadership Champion
8-08-2020 Air Date
Jamal Maxsam, Strategic Leadership Champion kicks off our 5 part Leadership series with defining what is leadership? And, what makes a good leader? Jamal will share tips on how to determine which style of leadership is best suited for you and the situation.
Special Guest: Jamal Maxsam, Strategic Leadership Champion
8-01-2020 Air Date
Today we spoke with Paul Fisher, Innovative Services Director – HCDC Economic Development. Paul talked about the HCDC Office of Innovation + Creativity (OIC) Program for growing companies. He outlined the various benefits of affordable access to world class resources, strategic information and connectivity, and the network of market research.
Special Guest: Paul Fisher, Innovative Services Director – HCDC Economic Development
7-10-2020 Air Date
Deborah Davis and Eric Kearney were interviewed by Oscar Lopez, Journalist with Thomson Reuters Foundation an international media outlet, to speak about the impacts of COVID 19 on African American Businesses; as well as the impact of racial, health, and economic disparities in America.
Special Guests: Deborah Davis, Regional Director of the Cincinnati MBAC, Eric Kearney, President/CEO of the African American Chamber of Cincinnati, and Oscar Lopez, Journalist with Thomson Reuters Foundation
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7-11-2020 Air Date
Jamal Maxsam, President & CEO of Strategic Leadership Champion provided insight into the four pillars of an holistic approach to leadership. Jamal, also spoke about the importance of the vision of an organization and being strategic while providing service to your internal and external customers.
Special Guest: Jamal Maxsam, President & CEO of Strategic Leadership Champion
7-04-2020 Air Date
We spoke with CPA, Michael Porter about the importance of business owners having an Accountant. Mr. Porter, also talked about using the tax codes to benefit your bottom line, the different business entities including Family Limited Liability and gave real life examples of how not having an Accountant can put your business in jeopardy and cost you a lot of money.
Special Guest: Michael Porter, CPA
6-20-2020 Air Date
Ivy Lawson, Founder & CEO of Ivyees “Everything Honey” shares her story of how she gave up a successful career as an Advisory Software Engineer to start her business. Ivy talks about how she lost everything and eventually through hard work, perseverance and sheer determination she found her way back and as a result, has built a multi-million dollar company.
Special Guest: Ivy Lawson, Founder & CEO of Ivyees.
6-13-2020 Air Date
Troy Parker, President/CEO of Innovative Labor & Cleaning Services gives an authentic account of his journey as a returning citizen from prison to owning a $2.5 Million dollar business. Mr. Parker shares the lessons he learned and why he continues to make a way for those who have been incarcerated and denied access to a better life.
Special Guest: Troy Parker, President/CEO of Innovative Labor & Cleaning Services.
5-23-2020 Air Date
Lawrence Cain, financial coach, author and CEO of Abundance University. Abundance University is a financial literacy company specializing in personal finance and entrepreneurship programs. Shares his challenges during COVID19 and strategies with Dr. J.C. Baker on how to leverage his lessons learned to continue to scale his business.
Special Guests: Lawrence Cain, financial coach, author and CEO of Abundance University with Dr. J.C. Baker, President of J.C. Baker & Associates.
5-16-2020 Air Date
During COVID19 The Resource Network! is having strategy sessions with Dr. J.C. Baker, President of J.C. Baker & Associates. Dr. Baker, has yet another information packed conversation with local business owner – Ebow Vroom, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Qey Capital Partners and Private Equity firm.
Special Guests: Dr. J.C. Baker, President of J.C. Baker & Associates and Ebow Vroom, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Qey Capital Partners.
5-09-2020 Air Date
Dr. J.C. Baker speaks with Amber Twitty, President & CEO Dorothy Grace Consulting, LLC regarding contract and funding opportunities for small businesses amid COVID 19.
Special Guests: Dr. J.C. Baker, President of J.C. Baker & Associates and Amber Twitty, President & CEO of Dorothy Grace Consulting, LLC
4-25-2020 Air Date
Dr. J.C. Baker, Founder and President of J.C. Baker & Associates talks COVID19 strategies for financial institutions with Chuck Futel, Owner of Chuck Futel & Associates.
Special Guests: Dr. J.C. Baker, President of J.C. Baker & Associates and Chuck Futel, Owner of Chuck Futel & Associates.
4-18-2020 Air Date
Dr. J.C. Baker, President of J.C. Baker & Associates talks with Joshua Reid, Founder & CEO of Inphlu about ways to scale a tech business in the midst of COVID19.
Special Guests: Dr. J.C. Baker, President of J.C. Baker & Associates and Joshua Reid, Founder & CEO of Inphlu
4-11-2020 Air Date
Dr. J.C. Baker, Founder & Owner of J.C. Baker & Associates – shares business strategies on coping during COVID 19 and the effects of doing business in the midst of a pandemic.
Special Guest: Dr. J.C. Baker, President of J.C. Baker & Associates
3-28-2020 Air Date
Courtney Lawrence, Owner & President of Minor Obsessions shares her journey from Chemist to the owner of a home essentials brand that makes eco-conscious products for truly healthier skin. https://minorobsession.co/
Manny Addo, CEO of Cincinnati based Natural Shea Care shares how he was able to get his product in over 300+ Kroger stores and Jungle Jim’s. Manny Addo, walks you through the procurement process and provides inside tips on what you need to know to get your products in these two retail anchor stores. https://www.naturalsheacare.com/
Special Guests: Courtney Lawrence, Owner & President of Minor Obsessions and Manny Addo, CEO of Natural Shea Care
3-21-2020 Air Date
Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Ohio Development Services Agency Director Lydia Mihalik recently announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has qualified the State of Ohio for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. Everett Woodel District Director of the SBA’s Columbus District Office joins us to explain what the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program is and how businesses can qualify.
Special Guest: Everett Woodel District Director of the SBA’s Columbus District Office
3-7-2020 Air Date
Pastor Robert Shropshire, Owner and Operator of Longevity Entertainment a Los Angeles independent Entertainment Company shares inside tips about the music industry.
Special Guest: Pastor Robert Shropshire, Owner and Operator of Longevity Entertainment
2-29-2020 Air Date
Lawanda Anderson, Financial Advisor talks about the three reasons why people don’t succeed financially; how to building your financial house; provides realistic action steps on how you can become financially stable; and talks about the difference between term life insurance and whole life insurance.
Special Guest: Lawanda Anderson, Financial Advisor
2-15-2020 Air Date
Tia Rochelle, Founder & CEO of JahniSpot Concierge helps business owners free up time in order to focus on strategic planning for their business. Tia will walk you through the various services she offers and share with you how she can solve your problems.
Special Guest: Tia Rochelle, Founder & CEO of JahniSpot
2-8-2020 Air Date
Deborah Davis, Regional Director of the Cincinnati MBAC, walks you through the development of a start-up business plan and shares with you why it is important to have a plan.
Special Guest: Deborah Davis, Regional Director of the Cincinnati MBAC
2-1-2020 Air Date
Jacqueline Neal, President & CEO of The Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council talks about the services offered and the benefits of being certified with OMSDC.
Special Guest: Jacqueline Neal, President & CEO of The Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council
1-18-2019 Air Date
Jourdan Ivory, President of Kengdom Digital Media Services talks about marketing and branding and how he has been able to elevate business to the next level.
Jameel Zion, Local Music Producer, Songwriter and Mix Engineer shares his journey of becoming an Artist and managing up & coming artists across the U.S. and gives us a behind the scenes look at the music industry.
Special Guests: Jourdan Ivory, President of Kengdom Digital Media Services and Jameel Zion, Local Music Producer, Songwriter and Mix Engineer
1-11-2020 Air Date
The Resource Network! talks with attorney Tracy Vroom on human resource strategies and legal compliance for small businesses.
Special Guest: Tracy Vroom, President & CEO of Tracy Vroom Consulting shares her insight on workplace culture, diversity & inclusion and explains the concept of “covering” and how it can negatively impact the workplace. Tracy Vroom Consulting is a Cincinnati-based lean, professional, and customer-oriented company that provides thorough, neutral, and timely investigations to public and private sector clients. Vroom is driven by her mission to improve workplace culture so that people can develop their talents and interests in positive work environments.
1-4-2020 Air Date
Simone Charles owner of The Confetti Room takes us on a journey of how she overcame her fears to become a leader in the Bridal industry.
Special Guest: Simone Charles, Owner of The Confetti Room
12-21-2019 Air Date
A personal conversation with founder, chemist and entrepreneur – Carmella Marie Williams. Carmella turned her passion of helping women realize their true self into a business by hosting “Let’s Talk Hair” Sessions and eventually creating Carmella Marie, a full natural hair care line offering 14 products. Listen as Carmella shares her secrets to starting a consumer-packaged goods company.
Special Guest: Carmella Marie Williams, Founder, Chemist and Entrepreneur
12-7-2019 Air Date
Overview of the Cincinnati Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI) services offered. Discussed their loan programs for small business, veterans and construction; educational programming and their Women’s Business Center.
Special Guest: Ella Frye, Cincinnati ECDI Director
11-16-2019 Air Date
Joshua Reid, Founder & President of Inphlu an automated social media app. Shares his story and why he created Inphlu.
Special Guest: Joshua Reid, Founder & President of Inphlu
11-2-2019 Air Date
Overview of the Ohio Department Administrative Services Equal Opportunity Division.
Special Guest: Eric M. Seabrook, Deputy Director and State EEO Coordinator
10-26-2019 Air Date
Overview of the Procurement Technical Assistant Center (PTAC).
Special Guest: Richard Delisio, Ohio University Director of the Procurement Technical Assistant Center.
10-19-2019 Air Date
Overview of SCORE and the Queen City Mobile Food Truck Association.
Special Guests: Mary Jane Good, Outreach Chairman for SCORE and Tony Lange, President and Founder for Queen City Food Truck Association.
10-12-2019 Air Date
Overview of the the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and Women’s Business Enterprise Council Ohio River Valley.
Special Guests: Charlotte Harris, Director of the Greater Cincinnati Hamilton County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Sheila Mixon, Executive Director – Women’s Business Enterprise Ohio River Valley & Senior Vice President Business Development & Entrepreneurship with the Urban League of Cincinnati.
10-5-2019 Air Date
Overview of the services the City of Cincinnati offers business owners and how to get contracts with the City.
Special Guest: Markiea Carter, Director of the Department of Economic Inclusion with the City of Cincinnati
9-28-2019 Air Date
Overview of the Hamilton County Development Center and how HCDC assists businesses in leveling up as well as an overview of the company Go2Girl which helps companies navigate the certification process.
Special Guests: Pat Longo, President of HCDCs Business Center and Vanessa Pennoyer, President & CEO of Go2Girl!
9-21-2019 Air Date
Overview of the U.S. Small Business Administration services offered to businesses across the country as well as contracting opportunities and disaster relief for business owners.
9-14-2019 Air Date
Overview of the African American Chamber services offered to business owners and why those services are important for minority business owners.
9-7-2019 Air Date
Overview of the Minority Business Assistance Center services offered to business owners and the challenges businesses encounter.