Small Business, Big Success: Events Diva Diann Valentine’s Tips for Entrepreneurs

How the TV host and author expanded her brand from humble beginnings

Celebrity event planner Diann Valentine

Events entrepreneur Diann Valentine saw her business grow from her father’s garage into a full-fledged brand that includes publishing, products and a TV show. Her story of confidence, faith and perseverance is a prime example of how today’s small business isn’t so small after all, making a big impact on the economy as well as the world at large.

With a celebrity client list including Basketball Wives stars Jennifer Williams and Evelyn Lozada, T.D. Jakes, Usher, Kelis, and brides across the nation, Valentine prides herself in providing the celebrity wow factor for them all, whether famous or not.

BlackEnterprise.com caught up with the events diva and host of WE tv’s I Do Over on how she’s kept her business viable and profitable, even in a recession. Check it out:

Produced by Janell Hazelwood; Videography and editing by Melissa Johnson

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