About a year ago, President Barrack Obama unveiled My Brother’s Keeper (MBK), an initiative that aims to reverse the challenges that many minority men face.
Now, the organizers — the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA), My Brother’s Keeper Initiative — have unveiled a new video series titled “Biz My Way” that’s hosted by Mike Muse, the CEO of the record label Muse Recordings and also the SBA MBK Millennial Entrepreneur Champion.
In the program, Muse engages with several successful Millennial entrepreneurs from different professions ranging from technology to fashion and music, having them reveal the innermost truths about their journeys to success and through entrepreneurship. The program seeks to inspire and empower Millennials to overcome their fears and follow their passion in business.
Celebrity Stylist and Designer Ty Hunter, the person responsible for Beyonce’s fabulousness, jumpstarts the video series talking about how he transitioned from working in the healthcare industry to a professional stylist and designer.
Mike Muse gets Hunter to speak candidly on how he takes on risk, fears, success, building his personal brand, working with Beyonce and why he compares himself to Janet Jackson.
In the video clip, Hunter says, “I’ve always told myself to just be who I am. Stay the same in anything that works around and makes me not change my character and strip away who I am. I’ve been blessed.”
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Mike Muse and the SBA are building upon the momentum from the Champion initiative. Last month, the SBA and Muse, in collaboration with Overbrook Entertainment and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, held the very first Careers in Film Summit. The summit aimed to motivate and encourage the next generation of entrepreneurs by highlighting entrepreneurial opportunities and careers available in the film industry.
“As this generation begins to reach the peak age for entrepreneurship, the initiative seeks to inform, engage and inspire them,” Mike Muse said in SBA’s press release. “From how to impact with social media to funding and monetizing your personal brand, what sets each video apart is that they are, in fact, a deconstructed business plan showcasing how Millennials can start their own companies on their own terms.”
The MBK video series kicked off with Ty Hunter’s interview with the next videos set to feature the digital marketing guru Reggie Miller and investor Jason Mowatt. Additional entrepreneurs will be announced in the coming months.
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