About Lisimba

Lisimba Pink is the creator of the Black Food Club and host of the Diversity All Star Podcast, which was created to help aspiring entrepreneurs from all backgrounds, by sharing relatable stories, experiences, and lessons.

Lisimba Pink
Uptown Yardie

#014: Uptown Yardie Founders Share Their Kickstarter Journey

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Rohan Clarke & Natasha Clarke are the founders of Uptown Yardie, a British company inspired by Jamaican heritage, selling a lifestyle, captured through shoes for men and women. Inspired by a Bob Marley quotation ‘me ah bring downtown uptown’, meaning he is bring the “man dem” from the ghetto to where he was living uptown at the time. The original “Uptown Yardie” is someone who comes from the more affluent parts of Jamaica.

Check the show notes for resources, notes, and links from the show. Original Music by MadReal

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Ade Bamgbala

#013: Ade Bamgbala Shares The Foundations Of His Blacticulate Podcast Movement

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Ade Bamgbala is a digital marketer, public speaker and the founder of Blacticulate, a podcast series that features UK Black professionals, with the mission of finding out HOW their guests do what they do. Why? So you can, too.

In this episode you will learn about the doors podcasting can open for you and your brand. More about the benefits of content marketing, and why you have to create video for your brand.

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Dean Carby

#012: Dean Carby Talks Being An Entrepreneur In The Events Industry

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Dean Carby is the founder of VNV Live, an innovative live events company specialising in professional audio, lighting and staging services for private, public & corporate events. Covering a range of events including corporate conferences, club nights, weddings, birthday parties, music shows and more.

In this episode you will learn how to go about charging friends and family for your services. The importance of following up with prospects and If you should do business for free.

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Sebastian Francis

#011: Sebastian Francis Talks Success With eLearning

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Sebastian Francis is the Co-Founder of Titus Learning, a tech company that provides bespoke virtual learning environment solutions and more, to International Schools around the globe. Seb is also a Virgin StartUp Ambassador.

In this episode, you will learn how to deal with the cultural challenges of doing business abroad. What to do, if you want to create software for your business, and what to do if you don’t have the money to develop your idea, and your scared of someone stealing your idea

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Morts and More

#010: Interview With Bespoke Suit Tailors Morts & More

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Morts & More have spent years sourcing the best fabric and finest tailors and creating from scratch, perfectly fitted and designed suits and shirts, bespoke for their clients’ needs. Morts & More aim to be the go to tailor for the style conscious professional.

In this episode you will learn how being the face of your brand, can help you win in business. If your mentor is always right, and how you can use social media to push your fashion brand

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William Adoasi

#009: Business Ethics With William Adoasi, Founder of Vitae London

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William Adoasi is the founder of Vitae London, a watch brand based in London, that has strong ethical values at its core. For every watch purchased, Vitae London helps children in sub-Saharan Africa with their education.

In this episode you will learn, more about following your passions in business, the importance of strong ethics in business
and things to consider when carrying out your market research.

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Aaron Wallace and Lina Gadi

#008: Black Gent Grooming Entrepreneurs, Aaron Wallace & Lina Gadi

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Aaron Wallace and Lina Gadi are the entrepreneurs behind Shear & Shine, a business that aims to cater to black men in all things related to beard, skin and Afro Caribbean hair care.

In this episode, we learn why too many ideas can be bad for your business, why sales is a lifeline in your business
and why it is important to have a business mentor. Check the show notes for resources, notes, and links from the show.

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Marisha Pink

#007: Authorpreneur & Kickstarter Tips From Marisha Pink

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Marisha Pink is a published author, entrepreneur and independent marketing professional with over 8+ years experience in branding and marketing strategy.

In this episode, we learn why it is important to be an author and an entrepreneur, what goes into a successful Kickstarter campaign, and why it is important to find a role model. Check the show notes for resources, notes, and links from the show.

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Rui Daniel Jaime

#006: Rui Daniel Jaime Talks Opening A Restaurant

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Rui Daniel Jamie is the founder of Jerks’, an authentic Afro-Caribbean franchise which is scheduled to open during the summer of 2017. In the first of two podcasts, we catch up with Daniel during the grass root stages of his business, to learn more about how the business is coming together.

In this episode, we learn what to do if your market research is inconclusive. Why it is important to negotiate everything in business and how franchising could help you expand your business. Check the show notes for resources, notes, and links from the show.

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Darcy Ida

#005: Growth & Sales Advice From Entrepreneurial Mum, Darcy Ida

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Darcy Ida is the successful founder of Ida Pod, a supplier of professional high end photo booth hire for all occasions. She is also a Virgin Ambassador & therefore working along the Virgin Start Up Division to raise awareness about starting a business.

In this episode, we learn sales tips, and how to handle gatekeepers while making cold calls. How to balance being a mother while growing your business, and how diversity could be an advantage in business.. Check the show notes for resources, notes, and links from the show.

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