Opin Up Shop

27 EpisodesProduced by E.A. GreenWebsite

Opin Up Shop is a podcast documenting the journey of building and launching OpinShop, the small business Geo-Marketplace. Opin Up Shop navigates different themes that most entrepreneurs, business owners, and freelancers go through while focusing on the goal of "Just Getting Started".

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Building Business Relationships & Bartering w/ Briana Lawrence

August 19th, 2019

50:14

On this episode, we have the founder of Poised Productions, Brianna Lawrence. We had a conversation about building business relationships and how to effectively barter.

Listen so you can get that PUSH you need to Opin …

FOCUS: How to remain your ELYTE self? w/ Dr. JAH

August 12th, 2019

47:32

On this episode, we have the founder of ELYTE Universal, Dr. JAH. We had a conversation about maintaining focus through your everyday life. We understand that everything isn’t roses through their journey. There are …

Opin Journal: No More EF'n Around

August 5th, 2019

35:14

On this episode, we have another entry for our entrepreneur journey progress. The last few weeks have been quite eventful. The most notable moment …

Forming a Founding Team w/ Supana Clothing

July 29th, 2019

46:01

On this episode, we have the founders of Supana Clothing, Jamir and Nia J. aka Chip. We had a conversation about creating a founding team. Taking the time to actually create a team is so crucial to succeeding. We know …

Opin Journal: Great Ideas Never Die

July 22nd, 2019

31:54

On this episode, we have another entry for our entrepreneur journey progress. Since my last entry, I had a few of my boys (Ferg and Fitz) come to town to visit and I showed them the Lab. As we were in the Lab, the …

Creating and Growing a Community w/ LB the Poet

July 15th, 2019

46:59

On this episode, we have LB the Poet, @LBthePoet, to discuss how do we create and grow a community. In today's environment, you have to get total …

Opin Journal: Booked and Busy!

July 8th, 2019

21:31

On this episode, we have another entry for our entrepreneur journey progress. Since my last entry, things have been moving at a million miles per hour. We are starting to get BOOKED!!! We are going to look into what's …

Navigating your Industry w/ Mona King

July 1st, 2019

32:03

On this episode, we have Mona King, @MonaArt, to discuss the ins, the outs, and subtleties of navigating your industry. We look at this through the lens of starting her design firm, Mona + Associates. She discusses even …

Opin Journal: Interactive Open House

June 24th, 2019

28:06

On this episode, we have another entry for our entrepreneur journey progress. Since getting the Opin Media Lab, we had an Interactive Open House. We talk about how that went and give a few more updates once we invited …

Creating a Product w/ Mike Bamboo aka The AUXGOD

June 17th, 2019

35:47

On this episode, we have Mike Bamboo, @MikeBamboo, to discuss the ins, the outs, and subtleties of creating a physical product. We look at this through the lens of an idea the stemmed from being DJ Plug-N-Play to …

Embracing the Pivot: Introducing the Opin Media Lab

June 10th, 2019

20:46

On this episode, I wanted to give you an update on what's going on and to formally introduce you to the Opin Media Lab. That's right you heard right, We are opening a Digital Content Studio where you can record Podcasts …

The Do's and Don'ts of Social Media w/ Taryn Jerez

June 3rd, 2019

44:16

On this episode, we have Taryn Jerez, @OneCraftyMissblog, to discuss the Do's and Don'ts of Social Media and why it's important to focus on building a relationship and not try to sell while using your favorite platform. …

Small Business Champions: ACCESS WS w/ Hasani Mitchell

May 28th, 2019

29:44

This episode, we conclude the mini-series called Small Business Champions. We want to continue sharing some organizations that really help the community. This week, we have the Community Manager of ACCESS WS, Hasani …

Small Business Champions: HUSTLE WS w/ Matt Williams

May 21st, 2019

39:08

This episode, we continue the mini-series called Small Business Champions. We want to continue sharing some organizations that really help the community and has been instrumental in guiding OpinShop along with me during …

Small Business Champions: Venture Cafe w/ Karen Barnes

May 13th, 2019

52:39

This episode, we continue the mini-series called Small Business Champions. We want to continue sharing some organizations that really help the community and has been instrumental in guiding OpinShop along with me during …

Small Business Champions: Forsyth Tech Small Business Center w/ Allan Younger

May 6th, 2019

35:09

This episode is the start of a new mini-series that we are calling Small Business Champions. This week is designated National Small Business Week but we want to take the month to share some organizations that really …

Timing and When to Start Your Business

April 29th, 2019

49:23

On this episode, we have Ceez, @Ceezjr_, to discuss the importance and the sensitivity of Timing and When to Start Your Business. We look at this through the lens of his experience in his entrepreneurial endeavors in …

Connecting w/ Clients & Building Relationships

April 22nd, 2019

37:26

On this episode, we have Billy Fountain to discuss the importance of Client Relationship Building. We look at this through the lens of his experience in his entrepreneurial endeavors and in his partnership with URA. He …

Consistency: The Driver of Credibility

April 15th, 2019

32:11

On this episode, we have Amber Richbook to discuss the importance of consistency. We look at this through the lens of her interactive journal called #30daysofconsistency. She discusses how she built her credibility, …

Finding Your Target Audience

April 8th, 2019

34:10

On this episode, we have Alexes Johnson to discuss "Finding your audience". We look at this through the lens of her company Lexurious PR. She discusses how she identified her target, how she finds them, and how she …

Picking Your Business Model

April 1st, 2019

33:15

On this episode, we have Rashad Little to discuss "Picking Your Business Model". We look at this through the lens of Rashad fine-tuning the model for Candid Yams Kickback. He takes tells us how he established his market …

Balancing Life and Business

March 25th, 2019

33:05

On this episode, we have Lillie Ennis to discuss "Balancing Life and Business". We look at this through the lens of her balancing being the "Most serial entrepreneur, of those who have serial" (my words, not hers). She …

Knowing Your Why

March 18th, 2019

36:45

On this episode, we have Jen Brown to discuss "Knowing your Why". We look at this through the lens of starting her newest venture, Fearless WS, and making it align with her primary business. We discuss the importance of …

Selling Your Strengths

March 11th, 2019

33:24

On this episode, we have Magalie Yacinthe in to discuss "Selling Your Strengths". We look at this through the lens of her ramping up her newest business called SO-IN Forsyth. We discuss the importance of identifying …

Creating Your Own Solution

March 4th, 2019

33:12

On this episode, I bring in Whitney Daniel, aka Snooty Judy, to discuss "Creating your own Solution". We look at this through the lens of her idea …

Excuse Free!

February 25th, 2019

30:16
Article: Entrepreneurial Risk by Swetima Singh:
https://medium.com/ent101/entrepreneurial-risk-fbf016f1e9e9

Trello is a great resource, it helps me keep track of all of my projects. Find out more here: (this is my …

Welcome to Opin Up Shop

February 18th, 2019

10:25

We believe the biggest challenge that any aspiring Entrepreneur, Doer, or Freelancer faces is "Just Getting Started". Opin Up Shop is the alchemist that jumpstarts the drive of those looking for that "extra push". With …

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