Ep. 78 — The Honeymoon’s Over, We are Debunking Co-Signing Myths, Plus Blavity.com’s Morgan DeBaun is Back on the Show!
Thanks for letting us take a mini hiatus, BA Fam!
We are back with a packed show. So. Much. Has. Happened!
Bill O’Reilly is out of a job?
Shea Moisture lost their damn minds?
We cover it all.
And today’s reader question comes from D: Was I right to tell my sister I wouldn’t co-sign her mortgage?
Then, don’t miss our interview with Blavity.com co-founder Morgan DeBaun, who’s talking all about her new lifestyle brand 21ninety.com and how she’s working to help other women — including herself — take better care of themselves both at work and at home.
This is our last episode before we take a brief hiatus so that Mandi can enjoy her honeymoon!
We will be back the week of May 8 with a brand new episode!
In the meantime, we are going out with a bang.
On this episode, we’re cleaning out our inbox and answering some of your burning questions:
1. How did Tiffany really build her six-figure business? She is opening up and telling us the REAL truth — the ugly truth — about entrepreneurship.
2. What do I do if I’m not happy with my employer’s 401(k) options?
3. How am I supposed to balance work, life, relationships and health?
You know how family sit coms used to always do one “wedding episode” and the entire thing revolved around all the drama surrounding the Big Day?
After a year of planning, our girl Mandi is FINALLY tied the knot April 7 in Savannah. Tiffany was there and she’s spilling all the details.
Check out some pics of the Big Day below:
Ep. 75 — Sister Act: How Miko & Titi Branch Built Miss Jessie’s into One of the Biggest Brands in Natural Hair Care
*Today’s show is dedicated to Titi Branch ? a phenomenal woman, entrepreneur, and sister. We love and thank you for every contribution you made toward helping women embrace their natural beauty.*
Miko Branch, the phenomenal cofounder of Miss Jessie’s sits down with Mandi and Tiffany to talk about creating the Miss Jessie’s hair care line with her big sister Titi in their Brooklyn brownstone over a decade ago.
The sisters mixed their products in the kitchen of their Brooklyn brownstone and bootstrapped the company themselves without any of the usual trappings of entrepreneurship (they didn’t have MBAs, or a team of wealthy investors to back them). Word spread about their signature product, their “curly pudding”, and soon enough they went from begging NYC-area stores like Ricky’s to carry their products to lining up deals with major retailers like Target.
But, of course, there were some bumps along the road to success.
After Titi’s sudden passing in 2014, Miko has made it her mission to not only continue to grow the company they created as a team but also to focus even more on her own personal happiness, health and balance in life.
“I make happiness and health a priority right up there with business,” she says. “I think money is a tool that you can use to do many things but I don’t think money has much to do with your character or your decision making.”
Check out Miko’s book, “Miss Jessie’s: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch—Naturally”.