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Opin Journal: Marketing Check-Up

On this episode, we have another entry for our entrepreneur journey progress. The last few weeks have been quite eventful. The most notable moment was that I had a conversation with Mr. James Perry, an attorney and CEO of the local Urban League Chapter. In our conversation we spoke about my opportunities in marketing and my pricing for the Opin Media Lab. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec https://facebook.com/opinmedialab IG  @EAtheExec  @OpinShopUS @opinmedialab Twitter 
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Straight to the (out)Source w/ Battery Xchange

On this episode, we have the co-founders of Battery Xchange, Desmond Wiggan and Aubrey Yeboah. We had a conversation about what outsourcing is and what are some of the best ways to do it. After our discussion, you might be surprised at what's the most important thing to make it work. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec IG  @EAtheExec  @OpinShopUS @opinmedialab @BatteryXchangeInc @worldwidewiggs_ @aub.da.gawd Twitter 
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Comfort Zone Killa: Lift Off

On this minisode, we are coming back from the extended weekend holiday and I wanted to focus on getting you guys that push! So for this week's Comfort Zone Killa is from a colleague, Donovan Livingston, who gave a speech at his own graduation at Harvard's Graduate School of Education in 2016. The speech was moving, gets you hype, gets you pumped and it simply SLAPS!!! Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! Comfort Zone Killa Audio: Donovan Livingston's Harvard Graduate School of Education Student Speech https://youtu.be/9XGUpKITeJM FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec IG  @EAtheExec  @OpinShopUS @opinmedialab Twitter 
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Taking The Leap w/ Desmond Barnes

On this episode, we have the founder of GetUp2Go, Desmond Barnes. We had a conversation about what it may take to leap and go into your business full time. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec IG  @EAtheExec  @OpinShopUS @goldstampz @getup2go Twitter 
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Building Business Relationships & Bartering w/ Briana Lawrence

On this episode, we have the founder of Poised Productions, Brianna Lawrence. We had a conversation about building business relationships and how to effectively barter. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec IG  @EAtheExec  @OpinShopUS @brianalawrencee Twitter 
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FOCUS: How to remain your ELYTE self? w/ Dr. JAH

On this episode, we have the founder of ELYTE Universal, Dr. JAH. We had a conversation about maintaining focus through your everyday life. We understand that everything isn’t roses through their journey. There are things that will take us off our path and we sometimes need assistance to stay on tasks. We talk about how important it is to have a mission and vision in order to keep you on track. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec https://www.facebook.com/elyteunetwork/ IG  @EAtheExec  @OpinShopUS @drjahayes @elyteunetwork Twitter 
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Opin Journal: No More EF'n Around

On this episode, we have another entry for our entrepreneur journey progress. The last few weeks have been quite eventful. The most notable moment was that I was asked to be apart of a Panel discussion called "Becoming An Artpreneur". This was an event hosted by the @theartistcornernc, during the national black theater festival. This two-part discussion was filled with gems and I was able to get hold of the audio!!!. The audio in the episode is from day 2 and it focuses on branding and marketing. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec https://facebook.com/opinmedialab https://www.facebook.com/theartistcornernc IG  @EAtheExec  @theartistcornernc @OpinShopUS @opinmedialab Twitter 
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Forming a Founding Team w/ Supana Clothing

On this episode, we have the founders of Supana Clothing, Jamir and Nia J. aka Chip. We had a conversation about creating a founding team. Taking the time to actually create a team is so crucial to succeeding. We know teams are not MANDATORY, but you know what they say, "Team Work makes the Dream Work". During our conversation, we take a look at what makes the "perfect team" and what roles are needed to create them. Do you see yourself as the visionary, the hustler, or the hacker? Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec https://www.facebook.com/supanaclothing/ IG  @EAtheExec  @OpinShopUS @SupanaClothing Twitter 
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Opin Journal: Great Ideas Never Die

On this episode, we have another entry for our entrepreneur journey progress. Since my last entry, I had a few of my boys (Ferg and Fitz) come to town to visit and I showed them the Lab. As we were in the Lab, the conversation started to steer towards goals and business so we decided to turn the mics on and just go with the flow. The convo = Awesome! Listen to this episode, where we discuss Fitz' business, Savage Gentlemen, what he learned, and how he should get things rolling on the brand once again. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec https://facebook.com/opinmedialab https://www.facebook.com/stephon.fitzpatrick https://www.facebook.com/keith.f.ferguson IG  @EAtheExec  @OpinShopUS @mr_fitz63 @keithlferguson @opinmedialab Twitter 
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Creating and Growing a Community w/ LB the Poet

On this episode, we have LB the Poet, @LBthePoet, to discuss how do we create and grow a community. In today's environment, you have to get total Buy-In. your audience has to be fully invested in order to purchase a product or service along with spreading the word about you. We have the conversation in the context of building his brand and his "Business Highway". Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec https://www.facebook.com/LBThePoet/ IG  @EAtheExec  @OpinShopUS @LBthePoet Twitter 
@EAtheExec  @OpinShopUS @opinmedialab @LBthePoet Linkedin E.A. Green Website: https://www.lbthepoet.com/ Go Mode- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmT1tXRru28&t=89s "Nothing Was The Same"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bzPHlPESCI

Opin Journal: Booked and Busy!

On this episode, we have another entry for our entrepreneur journey progress. Since my last entry, things have been moving at a million miles per hour. We are starting to get BOOKED!!! We are going to look into what's been happening since the Opin Media Lab soft opening. Listen to this episode, where I get reflective about how I feel like I've progressed in the last few weeks and take you through my mindset before, during and my outlook towards the future. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec https://facebook.com/opinmedialab IG  @EAtheExec  @OpinShopUS @opinmedialab Twitter 
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Navigating your Industry w/ Mona King

On this episode, we have Mona King, @MonaArt, to discuss the ins, the outs, and subtleties of navigating your industry. We look at this through the lens of starting her design firm, Mona + Associates. She discusses even with being twice a good as the competition, you still need to have perseverance and a strong sense of stubbornness in order to break through the barriers that may arise. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011425812759 IG  @EAtheExec  @OpinShopUS @MonaArt Twitter 
@EAtheExec  @OpinShopUS @opinmedialab Linkedin E.A. Green Mona King Website: https://monaassociates.com

Opin Journal: Interactive Open House

On this episode, we have another entry for our entrepreneur journey progress. Since getting the Opin Media Lab, we had an Interactive Open House. We talk about how that went and give a few more updates once we invited the public to the Opin Media Lab soft opening. Listen to this episode, where I take you through my mindset before, during and after the launch and what's in store for the future. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec https://facebook.com/opinmedialab IG  @EAtheExec  @OpinShopUS @opinmedialab Twitter 
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Creating a Product w/ Mike Bamboo aka The AUXGOD

On this episode, we have Mike Bamboo, @MikeBamboo, to discuss the ins, the outs, and subtleties of creating a physical product. We look at this through the lens of an idea the stemmed from being DJ Plug-N-Play to becoming the undisputed AUXGOD with the Music Battle Card Game with the same name (@AuxGodGame). He discusses how you can make some big things happen by being patient or you can risk making some costly mistakes. P.S. I recorded our interview while Mike Bamboo was on the move, so thank you for bearing with me with any background noise. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec https://www.facebook.com/auxgodgame/ IG  @EAtheExec  @OpinShopUS @MikeBamboo @Auxgodgame @opinmedialab Twitter 
@EAtheExec  @OpinShopUS @MikeBamboo @Auxgodgame @opinmedialab Linkedin E.A. Green Website: https://www.auxgodgame.com/ Use Code: OPIN

Embracing the Pivot: Introducing the Opin Media Lab

On this episode, I wanted to give you an update on what's going on and to formally introduce you to the Opin Media Lab. That's right you heard right, We are opening a Digital Content Studio where you can record Podcasts and Vlogs alike, along with using the space for portraits or headshots. Listen to this episode where I take you through my mindset before, during and after the idea to the execution of the plan. I then explain where this falls into the bigger plan. Simply put, today's objective: Embrace the Pivot! Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec https://facebook.com/opinmedialab IG  @EAtheExec  @OpinShopUS @opinmedialab Twitter 
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The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media w/ Taryn Jerez

On this episode, we have Taryn Jerez, @OneCraftyMissblog, to discuss the Do's and Don'ts of Social Media and why it's important to focus on building a relationship and not try to sell while using your favorite platform. We look at this through the lens of her blog turned Creative Biz Coach venture, One Crafty Miss, LLC. She discusses how she pivoted into this lane after being confident that her original plan would be the "sure thing". Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec https://facebook.com/onecraftymiss IG  @EAtheExec  @OpinShopUS @onecraftymissblog Twitter 
@EAtheExec  @OpinShopUS @0neCraftyMiss Linkedin E.A. Green Pinterest Onecraftymiss Website: https://onecraftymiss.com/ Use Code: opinshop Youtube video credit: My Thoughts While Scrolling Through Instagram by IISuperwomanII - https://youtu.be/Q2OL4o8TIRw Special Thanks to Winston Starts!

Small Business Champions: ACCESS WS w/ Hasani Mitchell

This episode, we conclude the mini-series called Small Business Champions. We want to continue sharing some organizations that really help the community. This week, we have the Community Manager of ACCESS WS, Hasani Mitchell, to share what the mission of ACCESS and how they plan to help minority- and woman-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) thrive equitably by providing access to resources, technical support, contract opportunities, and financing. Hasani also shows that music is one of the best ways to get motivated to dominate the day. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! Website: https://www.accessws.org/ FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec http://www.facebook.com/AccessCenterWS IG @EAtheExec @OpinShopUS @access_ws Twitter 
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Small Business Champions: HUSTLE WS w/ Matt Williams

This episode, we continue the mini-series called Small Business Champions. We want to continue sharing some organizations that really help the community and has been instrumental in guiding OpinShop along with me during this journey. This week, we have the Co-Founder and a board member of HUSTLE WS, Matt Williams, to share what the mission of HUSTLE is and how they overcame their underdog story and made a BIG SPLASH in the WS community with just a "little HUSTLE". Matt also goes a little deeper to show how HUSTLE WS helps grow the local economy by accelerating UNDERREPRESENTED entrepreneurs, with a focus on women, people of color, and marginalized business districts. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec https://www.facebook.com/hustlews/ IG @EAtheExec @OpinShopUS @hustle_ws @mrdiplomattic Twitter 
@EAtheExec @OpinShopUS @hustle_ws Linkedin E.A. Green https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonmatwil HUSTLE Programming: http://hustlews.org/womenpreneurwednesday-2/

Small Business Champions: Venture Cafe w/ Karen Barnes

This episode, we continue the mini-series called Small Business Champions. We want to continue sharing some organizations that really help the community and has been instrumental in guiding OpinShop along with me during this journey. This week, we have the Executive Director of Venture Cafe WS, Karen Barnes, to share what the mission of Venture Cafe is and how the Winston Salem Chapter is different than the others around the world. Karen also goes a little deeper to show how Venture Cafe tries to cater to the voice of the entrepreneur and assist them while working to ensure that we can all "Get Along". Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec https://www.facebook.com/venturecafews/ IG @EAtheExec @OpinShopUS @venturecafews Twitter 
@EAtheExec @OpinShopUS @venturecafews Linkedin E.A. Green https://www.linkedin.com/company/venture-cafe-winston-salem?trk=eml-company_page_created-body-view_cp_button&midToken=AQEaHxj6QsfEaA&fromEmail=fromEmail&ut=3elNJ4eXQqEnE1 Venture Cafe Programming: https://www.venturecafewinstonsalem.org/programming/

Small Business Champions: Forsyth Tech Small Business Center w/ Allan Younger

This episode is the start of a new mini-series that we are calling Small Business Champions. This week is designated National Small Business Week but we want to take the month to share some organizations that really help the community and has been instrumental in guiding OpinShop along with me during this journey. This week, we the director of the Forsyth Tech Small Business Center, Allan Younger, to share what the mission of the SBC is and their approach in listening to the voice of the entrepreneur and help them assist and to ensure they are "Increasing Business Success". Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec http://www.facebook.com/forsythtech Allan Younger IG @EAtheExec @OpinShopUS @smallbusinesscenterforsyth Twitter 
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Timing and When to Start Your Business

On this episode, we have Ceez, @Ceezjr_, to discuss the importance and the sensitivity of Timing and When to Start Your Business. We look at this through the lens of his experience in his entrepreneurial endeavors in starting his apparel company, Spiffy clothing. He discusses how he did everything he needed to be ready to launch his business and what it took for to just make the leap. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec IG  @EAtheExec  @OpinShopUS @Ceezjr_ Twitter 
@EAtheExec  @OpinShopUS @ChrisRuffinJr Linkedin E.A. Green Article: Is It the Right Time to Launch Your Business? https://www.entrepreneur.com/amphtml/76352 Song: "Still Ace" - Ace Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/still-ace/1441667413?i=1441667894 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/64rTvPaJvcVvN6X41ISi8C

Connecting w/ Clients & Building Relationships

On this episode, we have Billy Fountain to discuss the importance of Client Relationship Building. We look at this through the lens of his experience in his entrepreneurial endeavors and in his partnership with URA. He discusses how he built up his confidence to initiate interactions with total strangers, how he develops client relationships, and how to maintain them. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec Billy Fountain IG  @EAtheExec  @OpinShopUS @RnbSigma Twitter 
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Consistency: The Driver of Credibility

On this episode, we have Amber Richbook to discuss the importance of consistency. We look at this through the lens of her interactive journal called #30daysofconsistency. She discusses how she built her credibility, established her reputation, remained accountable, and created and maintained her message. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec https://www.facebook.com/fortheloveofmillennialspodcast/ IG  @EAtheExec  @OpinShopUS @a.richbook @fortheloveofmillennials Twitter 
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Finding Your Target Audience

On this episode, we have Alexes Johnson to discuss "Finding your audience". We look at this through the lens of her company Lexurious PR. She discusses how she identified her target, how she finds them, and how she initiates the first contact. She continues to explain how she helps some of her clients to do the same and how identifying the opportunity for others can create business for herself. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec IG @EAtheExec @OpinShopUS Twitter @EAtheExec @_Lexurious @OpinShopUS

Picking Your Business Model

On this episode, we have Rashad Little to discuss "Picking Your Business Model". We look at this through the lens of Rashad fine-tuning the model for Candid Yams Kickback. He takes tells us how he established his market base. He shares how he found an opportunity and pivoted on-the-fly in order to find a lucrative solution for him while creating more value for his customer. Finally, we discuss the importance of hitting the pavement, while not ideal, is a great tactic to use. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec https://www.facebook.com/CandidYams/ IG @EAtheExec @Cndidgram @OpinShopUS Twitter @EAtheExec @candidyamskb @OpinShopUS Tom Browne-Jamaica Funk: https://youtu.be/_uZCoyMn-kM

Balancing Life and Business

On this episode, we have Lillie Ennis to discuss "Balancing Life and Business". We look at this through the lens of her balancing being the "Most serial entrepreneur, of those who have serial" (my words, not hers). She takes through how she has balanced through her business, being a mother, and most importantly, being a human. We discuss the importance of keeping a balance and we get a ton of practical advice in how we can make this happen. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheLillieEnnisgroup/?ref=share FB: Lillie Ennis IG @EAtheExec @Firstladylillie @thelillieennisgroup @OpinShopUS Twitter @EAtheExec @Firstladylillie @OpinShopUS https://www.thelillieennisgroup.com/ Get Lillie's new book: The 10 Glam Commandments: Learn how to 𝐆row, 𝐋everage, 𝐀ccelerate and 𝐌aster Being a Woman! It is out for pre-orders NOW at:10glamcommandments.com

Knowing Your Why

On this episode, we have Jen Brown to discuss "Knowing your Why". We look at this through the lens of starting her newest venture, Fearless WS, and making it align with her primary business. We discuss the importance of knowing your why and why it's important for your brand or business to embody the essence of your "WHY". Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec https://www.facebook.com/TheEngagingEducator/ https://www.facebook.com/FearlessWSNC/ IG @EAtheExec @YesandJenBrown @Theengagingeducator @fearlessws @OpinShopUS Twitter @EAtheExec @JenOleniczak @theengaginged @OpinShopUS

Selling Your Strengths

On this episode, we have Magalie Yacinthe in to discuss "Selling Your Strengths". We look at this through the lens of her ramping up her newest business called SO-IN Forsyth. We discuss the importance of identifying your strengths and opportunities, we go over how to display your strengths through your pitch, and how to think outside the box in order to put your best foot forward. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec https://m.facebook.com/SO-IN-Forsyth-336297223890475/ IG @EAtheExec @Purpose_n_pumps @Soinforsyth @OpinUpShop Twitter @EAtheExec @Purpose_n_pumps @Soinforsyth @OpinUpShop

Creating Your Own Solution

On this episode, I bring in Whitney Daniel, aka Snooty Judy, to discuss "Creating your own Solution". We look at this through the lens of her idea turned weekend convention, 20 Something Doing Something (20SDS). We discuss the importance of identifying the problem, validating the solution, and executing. Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be sure to comment and subscribe! FB https://m.facebook.com/EatheExec https://m.facebook.com/Snooty-Judy-937227882961947/ IG @EAtheExec @SnootyJudy Twitter @EAtheExec @_SnootyJudy

Excuse Free!

Finally! Opin Up Shop has launched. In the inaugural episode, we take a deeper dive in the countdown series, "10 Excuses I've Used That Prevented Me From Getting Started... And You May Have Used Them Too". We take a look at what may cause us to fall victim and how we can overcome these (mostly) mind-made obstacles. Hope you enjoy!

Welcome to Opin Up Shop

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