Natural haircare product company founders Wendy Levy and Kim Etheredge (Image: Mixed Chicks)
This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, Dywaine Betts Jr., speaks Wendi Levi and Kim Etheredge, CEOs of Mixed Chicks, a company that serves up haircare products for multicultural women. After being disappointed with the selection of products for curly hair, Etheredge and Levi decided it was time to launch their own products and the company was created in 2003.
Mixed Chicks has gained widespread attention. The products can be found on shelves of national stores such as Target and Walgreens and more than 1,500 stores internationally. The company has doubled its profit every year since its inception.
Also, UBR Contributor Samantha Pass talks with Gil Michel about private equity. Michel is the CEO and president of the Caleb Group Inc., a small business solutions firm in South Bend, Indiana, and the parent company of BlackMoneyMatters.com, an online financial education resource for the ‘Black community. Michel’s experience ranges from working at large CPA firms to working one-on-one with small business owners to develop realistic strategies to create wealth for their families.
And finally, every week on UBR, you’ll hear Pepper Miller’s Y.O.U.-TURN segment, get motivation and inspiration from author and educator Dennis Kimbro, a weekly wrap-up of business news from USA Today business correspondent Charisse Jones, and our Patient Investor Report from Ariel Investments.
Pepper Miller is the Founder and President of The Hunter Miller Group and the host of The Urban Business Roundtable, a weekly radio show, sponsored by Ariel Investments, airing CST Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. on WVON-AM 1690, the Talk of Chicago. You can also listen live online at WVON.com. Check back each week for UBR Spotlight, which features additional resources, advice and information from and about the topics, entrepreneurs and experts featured on the show. If you have a question you want answered or a topic you want addressed on The Urban Business Roundtable, connect with us on Twitter @UBR1690.