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BBFG Recent Accomplishments Week Ending November 13th, 2020

Shout out to the Women & Men of the Black Business Focus Group who areworking to build strong businesses for themselves, their customers and the entire community. Each week we pause to highlight BOB Accomplishments, big and small, in an effort to keep us all “gassed up” as we collectively pursue the American Dream. Here's a look at some of our many business members and their latest endeavors.


The Empowered Marketer is a Houston-based web design, sales funnel and marketing consulting service headed up Julian P. Robinson. With over 20 years of web design and web project management The Empowered Marketer portfolio consists of a wide variety of satisfied customers from the Beauty, Therapy, Ministry and Training industries. This week The Empowered Marketer hosted a webinar teaching web design and sales funnels reaching their attendance goal for the course with members from the Black Business Focus Group! This definitely demonstrates that we have everything we need to empower and uplift one another in business and in our community! Be sure to check out The Empowered Marketer!

This MOM means business! Erika Myshawn Jones of My Simple MOMents found her niche with her blog where she connects with Mothers through her own personal stories and the stories of other Moms. She offers her encouragement to her readers and considers it her way of honoring her purpose and holding herself accountable for building family and community. This week My Simple MOMents stepped out of the usual comfort zone of blogging and created a product that every Parent who does "Elf On A Shelf" with their kids needs to have. My Simple MOMents version is called "Elfin' On A Budget" and has gained traction in the marketplace selling the fun family holiday kit this week and they are looking to move more units in the future! Be sure to check out one of the BBFG's Favorite MOMS as she shares her passion in My Simple MOMents!

Who says wealth is all about money? The Rich Chick 360 Podcast wants you to obtain wealth in ALL areas of your life so that you can walk fully and unapologetically in your divine purpose and greatness. Monica Matthews-Smith's podcast is NOW AVAILABLE on Spotify, Apple and everywhere else you listen to your podcasts! Monica is super excited for what God is doing and looking forward to The Rich Chick brand serving women who are on a continuous journey of development and growth and their personal and business lives. Monica has already racked up an impressive roster of interviews so you can expect weekly interviews with successful entrepreneurs and tips and strategies for personal development and living deeper in purpose! Have a listen to The Rich Chick 360 Podcast anytime! Congratulations Monica!

Long time supporter of Black Owned Businesses and Small Businesses Andrew J. Landry of CLEARENT continues to find success in the BOB market. Andrew signed up 2 Black-Owned Businesses this week helping them to save money on their credit card processing. Andrew understands that every dollar matters to Small Businesses especially in these challenging economic times. Andrew is also the Founder of Where Men Hurt, a twice-published Author and a leading advocate for Small Businesses in the BBFG! If your business is considering high value-high quality credit card processing services be sure to talk with Andrew J. Landry! Continued success Andrew!

V Sabastan Moore, Licensed Professional Counselor and Therapist at Progress To Purpose Concierge Therapy took some time away from his usual duties to help friend find work. He asked the BBFG for leads and it wasn't long before 4-5 possible opportunities were shared in response. His friend now has several meetings planned that will likely lead to work. V Sabastan Moore went on to say "I love that we can network with & for one another on a larger scale right here in the BBFG." I couldn't agree more. Continued success Mr. Moore and thanks for leading our community through your advocacy for positive Mental Health!


Special BBFG Shout Out

The BBFG also wants to recognize the following BOBs for their recent accomplishments:

  • Buy The Glass Wine Bar & Lounge- Karmen Jones for keeping it all in perspective.

  • Kim Monroe Stoot - Aspiring Author for taking the next big steps.

  • JR Services Unlimited - Edward Johnson Nationwide Subcontract Construction Sales for their new contract.

  • The Intentional Stylist - Caprice Michelle Castleberry on her upcoming launch!

  • Marilyn Douglas-Jones - Our long term and respected BBFG Member secured new clients with high value solutions, big savings and enthusiastic referrals for her Financial, Retirement and Insurance Planning Consulting Services Firm.

Congratulations To The First Black Vice President Of The United States

Sen. Kamala Harris of California was elected the first female vice president of the United States, putting a substantial crack in what former candidate Hillary Clinton called the “highest and hardest glass ceiling” between women and the White House.

With former Vice President Joe Biden declared the winner of the presidency by the Associated Press, Ms. Harris, the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, will also be the first Black vice president and first of Indian descent when the pair is inaugurated in January. Congratulations!

Continued success to all the BBFG Members and their businesses. Until next week be sure to support BOBs where you can and most importantly's our time!

Have a great weekend!


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