Two Words: SHARK TANK | When I see those two words, the first person that comes to mind is Daymond John. Now for many, they only know Daymond John from Shark Tank. However, I’m a Black American GenX-er, my memories of Daymond John start with the creation of FUBU. I was there … that was my era. I was a Girbaud girl, but I respected the hell out of FUBU. So with that said, let’s get this out the way now… DAYMOND JOHN – HIS REPRESENTATION AND LEVERAGE AS A BUSINESS SME (SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT) AND SUSTAINED ENTREPRENEUR MATTERS. Hands down. And I’m here for it. All of it. … Ironically, I don’t even watch Shark Tank ( years of working in banking, my time on Wall Street and public accounting have scarred me…. that’s for another post, another time…. LBVS ). So I’m here for who this guy is and what his presence inspires in the Black American business and social community.
Attending the Miller Lite Tap the Future event in Houston was a bit of a gobsmack for me. As a 44yr old Black American Mother of a Future CEO, a small business owner, a worker of a 9-to-5 and original awkward Black American girl, I do NOT have my ear to the ground about all of the events about H-Town. I’m originally from Chicago. My roots lie in the South, but my social culture has been grown in the Midwest and on the East Coast. Attending the event reminded me that the City of Houston and their major business players truly care and want to cultivate budding entrepreneurs. Holding events like this here in the Houston Metroland Area is a great way to empower the next generation of new entrepreneurs or create a wave of re-branding entrepreneurs.
Again… and I cannot say this enough, it was a marvelous event. Kudos, kudos, kudos to Daymond John, Steve Canal and #MillerLite for investing in real people with real ideas.
To paraphrase Steve Canal from the press session:
“It is the small businessmen and entrepreneurs that are the foundation of this country.”
I whole-heartedly agree!
This is an excerpt of a longer blog post original published by @EfabulousHB. You can read the original blog post here: https://efabuloushb.wordpress.com/2017/07/28/tapthefuture2017/
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