Multi-talented actor, comedian and entertainment industry executive Nick Cannon shares his story with host Caroline V. Clarke on this week’s edition of the Black Enterprise Business Report. Named to the Black Enterprise 40 Next list of achievers under the age of 35, Cannon is America’s youngest television executive. As the chairman of NickToons, he’s charged with guiding the future of the brand from green-lighting programming to promoting shows and boosting ad revenues.
Among Cannon’s successful programming credits is the network’s HALO Awards, for which he’s the creator and talent. The show outperformed the network’s average ratings among teens (12–17) by more than 27% and total viewers by 36% in its time slot. The self-professed “Entrepre-tainer” simultaneously runs his own entertainment company and hosts a morning radio show on CBS Radio and NBC’s hit reality show America’s Got Talent.
Also this week on the Black Enterprise Business Report, 0ur Entrepreneur of the Week segment profiles Margo Lewis, showing how she whips up sweet profits with her highly acclaimed New York-based cake design business, Cake Bliss. Lewis, a self-taught cake designer who began her career as a public relations executive and event producer, launched Cake Bliss in response to client demand for entrepreneurial innovation and custom design. Her jaw-dropping creations have been commissioned by clients ranging from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Essence Magazine.
Sallie Mae Senior Director Marjorie Belton Settles shares the best strategies for repaying student loans in our Wealth for Life segment. In Executive Style, Sonia Alleyne explores the benefits of belly dancing with professional dancer and instructor Jaida.
Black Enterprise Business Report is the award-winning weekly, half-hour program offering a mix of one-on-one Power Player interviews with top Black corporate executives, Wealth for Life discussions on personal finance, Entrepreneur of the Week profiles of successful small business owners, Quick Tips providing actionable advice from top business leaders, and Executive Style featuring the hottest lifestyle trends and luxury living for today’s consumer.