Brand Building for business owners is essential for longevity. Most businesses don't last 12-24 months. What are the keys to growth and sustainability and is the challenge any different or more difficult for Black Business Owners? On today's show, you will hear a real conversation from 2 black business owners that have had 5+ years in the game.

Have you ever wanted to learn more about branding your business and making it legit and not seem like it's just a side hustle (not that there is anything wrong with a side hustle). But at some point, you want your business to go to the "next level".

Todays guests show you exactly how to stand out and make an impact! Rich chops it up with Randy Williams, founder of Talley & Twine (an amazing watch brand) and they drop so many great tips to help you level up.

Then Denis joins the show and we chat with Sir Michael Wayne - regarding style, branding and what it means to break barriers in fashion.

Real, actionable advice and inspiration is headed your way, with a dose of style!

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Have you ever looked for a new pair of shoes and felt like you were seeing all of the same boring styles - all over again?

Have you ever wanted to change your style up and go from "normal" - to superstar status?

Todays guests show you exactly how to stand out from a crowd! We are linking up with Dhruv, founder of 3DM Lifestyle (an amazing shoe brand) as well as Marcos (The Wise Young Gentleman)

Learn how to start and grow a shoe company from the ground up and what it takes to play in a global economy... Then, listen in as you hear real life experiences of getting VIP treatment - based off how you carry yourself.

Real, actionable advice and inspiration is headed your way, with a dose of style!

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Have you ever wondered how someone can grow their IG page to over 10K in a year?

Do you want to start a business and thrive? (Even during the Coronavirus Pandemic)

This week's guest, Van (@whatmyteacherwears) comes in and drops a ton of valuable information along with Rich; on being creative, innovating and developing a profitable niche as an influencer and side hustler.

Van starts to dig and Rich opens up about Harrison Blake Apparel, giving secrets he's never told anyone about the business. They go on to discuss how to double your sales DURING the pandemic and also how you can step outside the box to create even more content.

You aren't getting canned and fluff answers - this is a real convo between gents who have had success in their own lane and they pull back the curtain, open up and dish all the secrets to success... get ready to take notes and learn how to win big online - right now!

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Have you ever wanted to start a podcast? Most people these days have.

But you have questions: What equipment will I need? How much money will it cost? How do I get my show on iTunes? Who designs the cover art? Where do I get a professional intro? 

No need to look any further because Rich and his special guest Justin from Above The Rim Podcast  break down everything you need to know and better yet - they keep it real.

No catch, no gimmicks, no online course to sell you - just straight facts and helpful tips to get started, keep going, stay in the podcast game and sound really professional.

We also get into a NBA and basketball discussion and have a real fun conversation that any sports fan will enjoy...

If you are even curious about podcasting - tune in now!

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Does the Covid-19 / Coronavirus have you feeling trapped and frustrated? It doesn't have to be that way at all. This week, Rich and Denis break down actual steps in how you can thrive in business or personal branding while being on quarantine. You definitely will want to hear these steps and learn what you can do to make major moves, even if you're on lockdown.

Next, Rich speaks with Christopher Gregory - a young man who is a self-proclaimed menswear addict and also a Brand Strategist for a luxury clothier. His wisdom and knowledge will impress you and help dispell the myth that young guys don't truly understand style.

Great conversation and informative info on this fast paced episode. Give it a listen and drop some feedback for us... we'd love to hear from you!

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Connect with Christopher Gregory: @style_savant_

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We are taking the show on the road once again and headed to Project Show in Las Vegas, NV where we look to link up with a ton of great up and coming and established brands. Stay tuned to learn more about these brands and also - how and why you need to advertise on a podcast for greater exposure (or on this show for that matter). Podcasting is a great opportunity and Denis and Richard explain why....

Then we are joined by Marques Ogden, a former NFL player that won big on the field and then turned that into a multi million dollar construction company! Then - guess what? He lost it all! Marques began working as a janitor for $8.50 an hour when a light went off in his head. He could turn it around... but how? Find out how he did that and what it took to go from the highs, to the lows and back again - working with Fortune 500 companies!

 

Lastly, we highlight an amazing entrepreneur in menswear that has been featured everywhere, including the NY Times! Yosel Tiefenbrun drops by and tells us how he got started in the world of bespoke tailoring while also being a Rabbi. His story is as unique as it sounds but also very inspiring and instructional for anyone who wants to make a career change or just go after a dream!

Fashion, Business and Lifestyle for today's modern gent!

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Connect with Marcus Ogden: @marquesogden

Connect with Yosel Tiefenbrun : @therabbitailor

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What do you think 2020 has in store as far as fashion? Rich and Denis Styles give their best predictions and also discuss a new business venture that you may want to be part of - custom suits! It's time that you went custom.

Then we are joined by Chris Burns, a menswear style and image specialist who talks about what it's like living and growing up in a smaller city and loving men's fashion. People sometimes judge, criticize and don't understand - the small town guys desire to look his best.

Lastly, Glen aka Mr. Cologne pops in and educates us about fragrances. The information he gives is equivalent to a college course.  If you like to smell good, but aren't sure what will work for you, where to apply it and everything in between - pull up a seat as we get schooled by a true connoisseur.

Fashion, Business and Lifestyle is what we deliver!

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Connect with Chris: @chrisburnstyle

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Tired of paying huge amounts of money to look stylish? Have a business idea - but not sure how to start?

Our guests today are ready to show you how it is done! 

Rich interviews Van (an award winning teacher who is changing the narrative and the image of teachers and black men) - and we discuss how he's able to look like a million bucks for way less. Van also chats about why it's important to "not break the bank." And... if you're looking to grow your own social media or Instagram then listen close because he's crushing it with real engagement!

Next Rich interviews Kevin, founder of Southern Scholar Socks

Southern Scholar was started around 4 years ago and is a premier monthly subscription service that offers, classy business appropriate socks for today's modern gentlemen. In addition to being stylish, they are functional and not made from traditional materials - find out how and why...

Kevin also dishes up great advice for entrepreneurs on any level. This isn't just fluff advice, but real actionable steps you can take to create real traction in your business!

This episode is non stop and full of gem after gem. Side Hustlers, Start Ups, Fashion Enthusiasts and Business Owners - Get your notepad ready!!!

 

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Ever wonder what it's like to be a fashion entrepreneur? Today we talk with three that are absolutely killing it - each in their own way!

Rich and Denis start off are talking about personal branding and how you can establish yourself online. All of us want to - but do you know how? They address that with some tips and a special announcement.

First up for the interview portion is Ksenia K. from Ian Rios New York. We discuss how she got started and also what it's like being a woman in a male dominated field. We also explain why it may be better working with a woman on your next suit, rather than a guy.

Then, The Welthe Guy drops by again and he and Richard chop it up about people who "play rich" or try to "keep up with the Joneses". Find out why this won't work and how it can hurt you. Stick around to hear what really works and how to get your business truky rolling!

Our resident style expert, Eduardo Xavier has 12 years experience as a custom clothier and is dominating the Salt Lake City fashion market as well as shipping custom clothing and shoes internationally. Hear how you can layer up with a vest and add the finishing touch to your look. Learn the right fit, style and how to wear a vest - this season!

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Connect with Ksenia: @kseikon

Connect with Robert: @theweltheguy

Connect with Eduardo Xavier: @eduardoxavier_elstylist

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Founded by “America’s Best Dressed Man” Dan Trepanier, the original goal of the site was simple; to make fashion easier and more relatable for “real guys”. Dan spent several years researching, buying, wearing and reviewing menswear made by just about every brand in the business, from high-end bespoke to cheap "fast fashion“.

Frustrated with the market, and encouraged by his loyal followers, Dan went back to school to study menswear design, spent 4 years apprenticing with a bespoke tailor in NYC, and put together an all-star team to turn his acclaimed blog into a full-service menswear destination.

Then we dive into a chat all about Lab Grown Diamonds with Denis Styles. He explains to us, what they are, how we can find a good one and why it could save us a ton of money. If you are in need of an engagement ring or just want to step up your jewelry game, this is a can't miss segment.

 Lastly we chat it up with a self made multi-millionaire, Kendall Fontenot a 30-year old entrepreneur who's goal was to achieve wealth, retire his family and live in financial freedom. Perhaps he met that goal a little earlier than expected.

Mr. Fontenot owns one of the largest buy here pay here minority owned auto dealerships in the state of Louisiana. His new book, The Good Life and How to Get It has tons of practical tips to help any new business owner, no matter what their background is!

This is the #1 place for mens fashion, business and lifestyle!

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Read his new book: http://kendallvfontenot.com/

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