Celebrity Wedding Planner Diann Valentine's Small Business Tips
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

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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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.

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