UBR Morning Post: Entrepreneurial Prodigy Zoe Damacela - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

Zoe Damacela is already a veteran entrepreneur at age 17.

This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, UBR Contributor Angelique Westerfield speaks with Zoe Damacela, owner of Zoe Damacela Apparel. An entrepreneur since the age of 8, Damacela is a veteran entrepreneur at age 17 and has won local and national business competitions for young entrepreneurs. Damacela’s success as a designer and producer of women’s fashions has earned her a visit with President Barack Obama at the White House and mentorship by First Lady Michelle Obama’s designer Maria Pinto. Most recently, Damacela was named one of Chicago’s Top 40 Game Changers, UBR’s list of Windy City business achievers age 40 and under.

Also on this week’s edition of The Urban Business Roundtable, our Executive Producer TaQuoya Kennedy speaks with Business Counselor Sylvia Wynn, co-founder of SJW Enterprises, a marketing and market research consulting company, about the importance of a business plan. For more on writing and executing business plan, check out our weekly Biz Plan Insider posts at on the Small Business channel at BlackEnterprise.com.

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Alfred Edmond Jr.

Alfred Edmond Jr. is the editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com 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 Wednesday for The UBR Morning Post, which features additional resources, advice and information from and about the topics, entrepreneurs and experts featured on the show.

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Alfred Edmond, Jr.

Alfred Edmond Jr. is SVP/Editor-at-large of BLACK ENTERPRISE. He is a content leader, brand representative and expert resource for all media platforms under the BLACK ENTERPRISE brand, including the web site, social media and live networking events. From 2008 through 2010, Edmond was SVP/Editor-in-chief of BlackEnterprise.com, helping to lead the transition of BLACK ENTERPRISE from single-magazine publisher to digital-first multimedia company. From 1995 through 2008, Edmond was chief editor of BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine. He has also hosted The Urban Business Roundtable on WVON-AM in Chicago and Money Matters, a syndicated radio feature of American Urban Radio Networks. Edmond is also an entrepreneur, speaker, author and amateur natural bodybuilding competitor.


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