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Commas

44 EpisodesProduced by Sequoia BlodgettWebsite

Commas is all things tech from life hacks, to entrepreneurship advice, to love, life, and tech. Hosted by Sequoia Blodgett. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/commas/support

44 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

Malcolm "MJ" Harris Explains the Financial Benefits of Being Authentically Yourself

February 4th, 2020

57:55

Malcolm "MJ" Harris discusses how authenticity awarded him financial abundance, we give you solutions to avoid entrepreneurial burnout and we discuss …

How to Automate Your Business

January 28th, 2020

54:30

Does your business need automation? We got you! We cover that, the importance of your circle, digital dating vs. IRL, what jobs will no longer exist in 10 years and what the workforce of the future will look like. 

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Why Startups Should Consider Traditional Crowdfunding

January 22nd, 2020

56:36

On this episode, we chat with Renee King, the founder of FundBlackFounders to understand why it's a good idea for Black Founders to consider traditional crowdfunding. We cover entrepreneurship stereotypes, mistakes …

Does your Business Need an Investor?

January 16th, 2020

55:30

We’re jumping into the pros/cons of bringing on an investor, how to manifest what you want, life as a fashion entrepreneur and what was popping’ at CES.

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Commas Radio is Back!

January 7th, 2020

58:16

We took a brief hiatus but, we are back with an all-new co-host! Entrepreneur, Doctor Dapper is bringing his unique perspective to the airwaves. We are talking Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Tech, Fashion and so much …

I'm Stuck! Help!

September 16th, 2019

21:53

We're taking calls and answering all of your tech entrepreneurship questions. If you'd like advice about your startup, hit us up on the gram @Commas.Club

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How to Lay Your Financial Foundation as an Entrepreneur

September 3rd, 2019

39:25

Your finances are the bricks to building your entrepreneurial house and millennial money expert, Dominque Broadway teaches you how to lay your foundation.

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3 Costly Mistakes that Entrepreneurs Make

August 26th, 2019

18:05

On this episode, I'll break down the three costly mistakes that most entrepreneurs make when building their startups and I'll teach you how to create a roadmap for your business. 

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The Importance of Obtaining Business Credit

August 19th, 2019

30:20

Credit maven, Christia'n Annice teaches us the importance of business credit and I’ll share with you how I got my personal credit score to jump up 50 points putting me in the 700 Club in less than two weeks. 

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The Journey to Becoming a Venture Capital Investor

August 13th, 2019

38:32

 We’ve heard from investors who are out here killin’ the game but, that’s one side of the coin. On today’s show, we'll hear from an investor-in-training and she’ll give you a glimpse of what it’s like to become a …

#Athlete Growing a Seven-Figure Tech Company as a Non-technical Founder

August 5th, 2019

44:34

Former NFL player, Chase Minnifield takes us on his journey from the league to growing a seven-figure tech company as a non-technical founder and you guys... why in the world did my Instacart shopper steal my …

How to Grow Your Business Using #Instagram

July 29th, 2019

47:41

On this episode, we do a business audit with the founder of Broke and Fab giving her the steps to grow her business using Instagram and I also teach you how to directly confront your entrepreneurial fears. 

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#Multitasking How Hold Down a Full-Time Job and Be an Entrepreneur

July 22nd, 2019

41:17

On this episode we chat with Anndrea Moore who fills us in on how she's been able to hold down jobs at the largest tech companies in the world, all …

#Competition You vs. a Billion Dollar Tech Company

July 15th, 2019

42:38

 On this episode, entrepreneur Esosa Ighodaro explains how she was forced to shift gears when confronted with competition from a major tech company …

#Roadmap to the Money

July 8th, 2019

40:51

 We chat with Anthony Price, author and founder of Lootscout and discuss all of the different ways you can fund your company. 

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#Exit What it Means When You Leave the Company that You Created

July 1st, 2019

45:22

We catch with Blavity co-founder Jon Jackson and discuss what it meant for him when he left the company that he helped create and what you should do …

#Boundaries Using the Power of No to Get to Yes

June 24th, 2019

53:32

On this episode, I take you through my journey as an entrepreneur, how I manifested what I wanted through establishing boundaries and why it's so important to understand the power of no. 

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#Investing Get in From the Ground Floor

June 17th, 2019

48:02

On this episode, we catch up with former NFL player, Mike Brown who takes us through his startup journey and he teaches us how to get in on the ground floor of startup investing so we can make that tech money and I’ll …

#Pivot Learn When it's Time to Switch Directions in Your Business

June 10th, 2019

46:28

On this episode, we’ll hear from Vernell Woods, the founder of Moolah Mobile and he'll explain to us how he had over a million users on his platform, …

#Profitability Facebook Ads are Where it's At

June 3rd, 2019

38:50

Abu Fofanah, the lieutenant of marketing, teaches individuals how to promote their products and services and turn them into profitable businesses using Facebook Ads and I will tell you what my experience has been like …

#Founders Best of Entrepreneurship Advice - Pt. 2

May 31st, 2019

51:07

The best of Entrepreneurship Advice, Part 2 of the series. I give you tips on how to gamify your life to produce more productivity, how to embrace and deal with failure, and I answer all of your questions from the Gram. 

#Founders Best of Entrepreneurship Advice - Pt. 1

May 21st, 2019

30:27

This is a collection of Entrepreneurship Advice that our audience has gravitated to the most from past episodes. I give you tips on becoming an …

#Bootstrapped I Built a Seven-Figure Business Using Government Contracts

May 13th, 2019

51:13

Sevetri Wilson, the founder of Resilia, was the first black woman in New Orleans to raise millions in capital but, not before she built a seven-figure empire by securing government contracts. 

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#Community If You Build It, They Will Come

May 6th, 2019

40:30

Stanford and Northwestern Kellogg MBA grad, Rahshiene Taha, founder of 7|X, talks about why community is extremely vital to the growth of your business. 

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#Patience How He Secured Deals with Nike and Tesla

April 29th, 2019

48:00

Kurieo founder, Devin Lars talks about how he secured his deals with Nike and Tesla by practicing extreme patience and we discuss why it's absolutely …

#Ownership Why it Matters

April 22nd, 2019

49:04

We’re discussing the importance of ownership with Jeremy and Bryyce co-founders of Cover360ixty and I’ll explain to you why ownership is actually your ticket to financial freedom. 

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#Freedom It Starts with Financial Literacy

April 15th, 2019

46:23

Learn how to obtain financial freedom with financial expert, Jeremiah Brown and I have some crucial tips for all you last minute tax preparers.

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#Gamification How to Maximize Productivity

April 9th, 2019

48:54

I teach you how to gamify your life and we talk about human capital - how and why it’s important to invest in yourself, plus our special guest, "the dating guy" returns. 

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#NipseyHussle Buy Back the Block

April 1st, 2019

30:51

We dedicate this to culture icon, Nipsey Hussle. We remember him as an entrepreneur, an investor, and someone who was focused on being an asset to …

#Atlanta T.I.'s Business Partner Talks Tech Investing + More

March 25th, 2019

45:17

We’ve got special guest, Jason Geter, a longtime business partner of Clifford "T.I." Harris, co-founder of Grand Hustle Entertainment, Strivers Row, and now Tech Investor under Tech Cypha and Khady Thiam Gueye who many …

#SocialMedia Pretty Ricky's, Spectacular Smith and DJ, Mick Batyske Talk Building Brands

March 18th, 2019

53:23

We chat with Pretty Ricky's, Spectacular Smith about how he built his company Adwizar, and DJ, Investor and Influencer, Mick Batyske teaches us how …

#Failure How Squire, Co-Founder Dave Salvant Failed His Way to Success

March 5th, 2019

51:58

Co-founder of Squire, Dave Salvant, turns his setback into a pivot which takes him from failing to a fiercely growing startup and we discuss why failure is extremely necessary for success. 

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#Creatives How to Make it as a Creative Entrepreneur

February 26th, 2019

50:35

We talk about the business of being a creative with VR Director, Alton Glass and we dive into the difference between social media popularity, …

#Coding How He Got Facebook to Invest $1 Million into His Company

February 19th, 2019

54:17

Founder Michael Ellison talks about why he's so passionate about getting students involved with coding through his venture Code Path and how he got …

#Finances This Financial Advisor Teaches You How to Get Your Finances in Shape

February 12th, 2019

51:15

Financial advisor, Justin McCurdy helps us get into financial shape.  Additionally, Sequoia answers your entrepreneurship questions from the gram. 

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#Venture One Married Co-Founder's Journey to a Million Dollars

February 5th, 2019

47:21

The founders of Shearshare, Courtney and Dr. Tye Caldwell walk us through their journey to raising a million dollars in Venture Capital. 

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#Building Where to Invest Your Dollars When Growing Your Tech Business

January 29th, 2019

47:24

We teach you where to place your marketing dollars,  according to Brand and Facebook Ads expert, Leisha Langston, we'll hear from founder, Bruce …

#Change From Prison to Tech, Accountability, and Options

January 22nd, 2019

54:49

Two formerly incarcerated individuals, Marcus Bullock and Victor "Divine" Lombard, both turn their entrepreneurial skills from a negative into …

#Fear Getting to the Breakthrough

January 15th, 2019

48:03

Military veteran turned self-made millionaire and serial entrepreneur, Roc Ryder, tells us how he uses combat tactics to teach entrepreneurship, we’ll hear from an ex-NBA publicist who teaches women to switch, pivot and …

#Leverage Affiliate Marketing and Transitioning Careers

January 8th, 2019

48:55

We chat with affiliate marketing expert, Priest Willis Sr., who helps us understand how to make money through affiliates and why Kim Kardashian is actually considered an affiliate marketer herself, we’ll jump into how …

#Viral Why Influencers Matter to your Marketing Strategy + More

December 25th, 2018

51:31

Chic Geeks founder, Candice Adams talks leveraging influencers for her marketing strategy and we catch up with Relationship Expert, Kevin Carr to discuss why dating is dead. 

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#Legalish Understand the Legal Behind Forming a Business Entity + More...

December 11th, 2018

50:52

Attorney, Jaia Thomas helps us get our business legal right, you’ll find out what you need in order to launch your company the correct way, and Dr. Ally is back helping a couple of callers get the most out of their …

#Levelup - Study the Craft and Get Your Brand Right + More

December 4th, 2018

50:19

Jason Mayden, the man who made the Nike Monarch the highest-grossing shoe in Nike’s history, shows you how to close the wealth gap, and Dr. Ally delves into the world of mental health and brand identity.

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#Validation - Pitching an Investor, Popular Apps, and Digital Dating + More

November 29th, 2018

36:35

Investor, Marlon Nichols talks about Venture Capital and gives feedback to a budding entrepreneur. We play digital Truth or Dare with Jay Ellis aka …

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