Urban Business Roundtable Spotlight: “Shark” Daymond John

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, Dywaine Betts Jr., speaks with urban fashion innovator and branding guru Daymond John, who may be best known as one of the “sharks” looking for a bite into his next lucrative venture on the hit ABC business competition reality show Shark Tank, where he listened to investment proposals from budding entrepreneurs. John shares his journey from an industrious young hustler from the community of Hollis in Queens, N.Y. to become  a founder of the groundbreaking FUBU (“For Us, By Us”) urban clothing line and one of the nation’s most recognized experts on branding for business success.

He is also the author of the books The Brand Within and Display of Power. John’s story offers compelling evidence of the value of tenacity, drive, determination and the will to win as important elements of outstanding entrepreneurship.

Also, UBR Contributor Samantha Pass speaks with Founder and CEO of Sterling Investment Management Inc., Jacquette Timmons, on her book Financial Intimacy: How to Create a Healthy Relationship with Your Money and Your Mate (Chicago Review Press). With more than a decade of experience teaching people how to be smarter with their money, she shares insightful tips for couples and d their money management.

Then in our new segment ASK THE COACH, our highly skilled business coaches offer tips, answer listener business questions and encourage you to move your business forward. This week’s coach is financial expert Michael Hudson, Founder of Money Talks International.  Hudson helps lay out a game plan and strategies designed to help you achieve success as an entrepreneur.

And finally, every week on UBR, you’ll hear Pepper Miller’s Y.O.U.-TURN  segment, get motivation and inspiration from author and entrepreneurial icon Farrah Gray a weekly wrap-up of business news from USA Today business correspondent Charisse Jones, our Patient Investor Report from Ariel Investments and key economic intelligence for small business owners from our UBR economists Derrick Collins and Rashid Carter.

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.