Episodes
Published 02/22/24
In this episode, special guest Rick Wade, Vice President for Strategic Alliances and Outreach at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, shares valuable insights on the importance of leveraging the Chamber of Commerce for business success. The discussion revolves around the inboarding process for entrepreneurs and the best practices for getting optimal results from the chamber. The conversation delves into the networking opportunities that the Chamber of Commerce provides for local, state, and...
Published 02/22/24
In this episode, our hosts Rashad Bilal, Troy Millings, and Ian Dunlap sit down with Rick Wade, a former member of Obama's team and currently with the Chamber of Commerce, to discuss the state of black businesses in America and the potential for business growth in Africa. The conversation delves into the challenges faced by black-owned businesses, the importance of exposure and education, and the wealth of opportunities available in Africa's rising economies. Rashad Bilal opens the...
Published 02/21/24
In this insightful video, we sit down with Ericka Pittman to explore the dynamics of contemporary marketing, the evolving landscape of influencer marketing, and the unique challenges faced by high-earning Black women in finding marriage partners. Ericka offers her expertise on the effectiveness of organic vs. paid marketing, the timeless rules of marketing, and the distinction between awareness and affinity marketing. Ericka helps us uncover the differences between influencers and...
Published 02/20/24
In this episode, Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings sit down with Thasunda Brown Duckett, the CEO of TIAA, to discuss the impact of artificial intelligence on the financial services sector. The conversation delves into the potential ramifications of AI on the global job market, the strategies for leveraging AI in financial companies, and the importance of educating and empowering employees in the face of technological shifts. With the rise of AI, there are looming concerns about the displacement...
Published 02/19/24
In this episode, hosts Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings, along with special guest Evan Turner, discuss the power of authenticity, representation, and relatable communication in the world of business and media. They share their journey of how they were able to bridge the gap between intellectual knowledge and relatable communication to resonate with a wider audience. From using social media as a platform to reaching a global audience, the hosts delve into the importance of maintaining one's...
Published 02/18/24
In this episode, Rashad Bilal and special guest Roland Martin engage in a thought-provoking conversation about holding politicians accountable and driving change within the political system. They address the disenfranchisement of young voters and the need for actionable steps to ensure politicians are held accountable beyond the act of voting itself. Roland Martin offers insightful strategies and emphasizes the importance of community engagement and political education. #Politics...
Published 02/17/24
In this eye-opening episode of Market Mondays, Roland Martin drops a staggering statistic that has the power to change the way we view advertising and support in the media industry. With Black-owned media receiving only 1% of the total ad spending from corporations and government entities, the conversation sheds light on the disparities and challenges faced by Black entrepreneurs and media houses in today's market. Join Roland and the Market Mondays crew as they dive deep into the...
Published 02/16/24
In this episode, Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings, co-founders of the Earn Your Leisure platform, sit down with former NBA player Evan Turner to discuss the organic growth of their brand and platform. From starting as a financial advisor and teacher, respectively, the duo took a unique approach to educating young people about financial literacy. They saw an opportunity to use social media to reach a wider audience and built their brand from the ground up. With a vision to empower young...
Published 02/15/24
In this episode of Market Mondays, hosts Ian Dunlap and Rashad Bilal dive into the sensational predictions made by renowned financial guru Robert Kiyosaki. Kiyosaki, best known for his book "Rich Dad, Poor Dad," has made a bold claim that the biggest market crash in history is imminent, set to take place in March 2024. With provocative statements about the impending doom facing those invested in ETFs, mutual funds, and traditional pension systems, Kiyosaki's warnings have sparked significant...
Published 02/14/24
Thasunda Brown Duckett: Leading A Firm With $1.2 Trillion AUM, Being Fortune 500 CEO, & 401k Myths In this empowering video, we delve into the profound insights and experiences of Thasunda Brown Duckett, a trailblazing Black woman CEO of a Fortune 500 company. Through a series of critical topics, Thasunda and other leaders share invaluable advice for young professionals navigating the complex landscape of Corporate America. From understanding the importance of diverse mentorship to...
Published 02/13/24
In this episode, Rashad Bilal and guest Andre Iguodala, joined by Evan Turner, engage in a thought-provoking discussion about authenticity in communication, entrepreneurship, and navigating different social spaces. The conversation delves into the concept of code-switching, relatability, and the delicate balance that black individuals in positions of power face as they climb the ladder of success. The theme initially arises as Iguodala recounts a childhood experience, detailing his mother's...
Published 02/12/24
In this video, Vince Reed discusses the four main distribution channels in digital marketing and explains the power of each channel in building a list. He emphasizes the importance of making offers and maximizing the potential of social media followers, opt-in subscribers, and watch time. Vince shares valuable insights on how to utilize these distribution channels effectively to build a profitable asset for business growth. #DigitalMarketing #DistributionChannels #ListBuilding #SocialMedia...
Published 02/11/24
In this episode, hosts Ian Dunlap, Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings dive into the promising news of the US government's announcement to allocate billions of dollars in subsidies for advanced chips. This strategic move aims to boost domestic production of advanced semiconductors and reduce dependency on foreign manufacturers. The discussion revolves around the potential impact of this announcement on the chip industry and the companies that stand to benefit from the subsidies. Ian, Rashad and...
Published 02/10/24
In this episode, Ian Dunlap, Troy Millings, and Rashad Bilal delve into the current state of Tesla's stock and whether it presents a buying opportunity for investors. The discussion centers around Tesla's recent performance, Elon Musk's leadership, and the company's future prospects. Join us as we analyze Tesla's stock price movements, its position relative to its 52-week high and low, and the impact of Elon Musk's behavior on investor sentiment. We explore the factors driving Tesla's stock...
Published 02/09/24
Join us on the episode as we sit down with Brandice Daniel, the founder of Harlem's Fashion Row, to discuss the significance of bridging the gap between black brands and corporate entities in the fashion industry. Over the course of the conversation, we delve into the disparities faced by black designers when collaborating with corporate partners, the impact of social media on the industry, and the potential for creating infrastructure to support black-owned fashion brands. Brandice takes us...
Published 02/08/24
In this video, Rashad Bilal, Troy Millings, and Ian Dunlap discuss the findings of a survey conducted by Ariel Investments and Charles Schwab, revealing an encouraging trend in the world of investing. Ariel Investments, the first black-owned mutual fund company in the world, collaborated with Charles Schwab to unveil insights about the growing participation of young black Americans in the stock market. Young black Americans are the fastest-growing demographic in terms of stock market...
Published 02/07/24
In a special live lecture at the prestigious Wharton School of Business, Andre Iguodala and Evan Turner, alongside the Earn Your Leisure team, unveil the strategies and insights that propelled their success both on the basketball court and in the entrepreneurial world. This episode, captured at one of the world's top business schools, delves into the inception of The Point Forward Podcast, the essence of building a company with the end goal of selling it, and the nuanced approach NBA players...
Published 02/06/24
In this video, hosts Troy Millings and Rashad Bilal discuss the current immigration standoff in Texas and its potential impact on the upcoming 2022 presidential election. The conversation delves into the political dynamics at play as well as the sentiments of various communities towards the issue. The hosts begin by examining the situation in Texas, where the state has resisted federal demands to grant immigration officials access to a border area guarded by the Texas National Guard. The...
Published 02/05/24
In this exclusive video, Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings sit down with Shareef Abdur-Rahim, President of the NBA G League. They discuss a groundbreaking collaboration for this year's All Star festivities where EYL will be selecting and drafting their very own team to compete in the "Up Next" game celebrating the G League players. This innovative concept aims to recognize and empower the future stars of the NBA, bringing together basketball, gaming, and live streaming for an unforgettable fan...
Published 02/04/24
In this episode, Rashad Bilal delves into the crucial topic of supporting black businesses and the detrimental effects of negative comments and reactions on social media. The discussion highlights the significance of reevaluating our responses to black businesses that are bought out, and the impact it has on their valuations. Rashad emphasizes how negative comments can ultimately cost businesses hundreds of millions of dollars and damage the black economy in the process. The conversation...
Published 02/03/24
In this episode, hosts Ian Dunlap, Troy Millings, and Rashad Bilal delve into the fascinating world of political figures and their investments. They begin by discussing notable politicians like Nancy Pelosi and her lucrative investments in Nvidia, prompting the question of which other politicians' trading activities can be emulated for potential gains. Ian Dunlap sheds light on several politicians who have made significant strides in the stock market, such as Brian Higgins, who heavily...
Published 02/02/24
In this insightful video, guest Rudy Mawer shares valuable tips on building a strong personal brand and standing out in the online space. Learn about the importance of being authentic, creating controversial content, and building a loyal tribe for your brand. #PersonalBrand #OnlinePresence #ContentCreation #InfluencerMarketing #BrandBuilding #Authenticity #ViralContent #AttentionProblem #CommunityBuilding Our Sponsors: * Check out Kajabi and use my code EARN for a great deal:...
Published 02/01/24
Hey, Market Mondays fam! In this episode, Ian, Troy, and Rashad dive into a thought-provoking discussion about the direction of America in comparison to European nations. They analyze the current state of innovation, infrastructure, and political landscape in America and how it stacks up against regions like Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. In this conversation, the hosts explore the idea that America might be mirroring the path of European nations, becoming a relic of past greatness....
Published 01/31/24
Today's episode is a treasure trove of insights for anyone passionate about the fashion industry, especially those embarking on the journey of starting their own clothing business. Join us as we explore a range of thought-provoking topics: 1. **Starting a Clothing Business**: Practical advice for newcomers to the fashion world. 2. **Representation Matters**: A look at the less than 1% representation of Black designers in department stores. 3. **Scaling Up**: The importance of equity in...
Published 01/30/24