Some individuals require no introduction. Unless you've been living under a rock for the last 20 years you're familiar with the Marc Eckō brand, one that grew from a rhino on clothing with Eckō Unlimited to now dealing with video games, a publishing division and so much more. Having created a million dollar empire, Marc Milecofsky, a Lakewood, New Jersey native is one of the great entrepreneurs of our generation. A conversation with him yields a different kind of honesty however, about life, business and the importance of a brand. Marc's openness about his failures and his missteps provide more insight than an entire catalog of self-help and how-to books. The journey from playing with graffiti designs in his parent’s basement to what we know now as the Marc Eckō Enterprises brand can provide inspiration to even the most terrified of potential innovators. Our interview is just the tip of the iceberg.
If you’re an avid reader, you’ve probably heard of Miasha. She introduced herself to many in 2006 with her debut novel, Secret Society. Her debut received rave reviews and an array of national press including BET, CBS, CNN and The Wendy Williams Experience. Oh but, Miasha didn’t stop there. In 2008 she and her husband Rich Coleman, produced the stage play adaptation of Secret Society. The show sold out every date and venue and went on tour in 2009. I can go on and on about the success she’s achieved but this interview is not quite about her this time around. It’s about the Rich Boys-Ace and Amir Coleman. Those are her sons –determined entrepreneurs in their own right. That’s quite impressive considering that they’re just 9 and 4 years old. Yes, these Rich Boys are following in their mother’s footsteps. Rich Boys is the name of their clothing line, a line “For Boys Who Just Like To Look Fly.” There’s a powerful message behind their movement. Read the interview to learn more.
If you follow Chef Coyo on Instagram, you can't feel anything short of impressed... and hungry. His passion for cooking is obvious. His talent as a chef has been praised by many. Chef Coyo has served some popular celebrities including Houston's own, Kirko Bangz and of course he serves up the hungry locals. As of now he’s only available to the Houston, TX community but it’s only a matter of time before he’s taking over the map. Read the interview below to learn more about the Chef, an entrepreneur to watch for.
He was born Jerrode McClain but if you follow him on social media you should know that he's simply, "DivoJB." He's a hair stylist, fashion stylist and a Blog Talk Radio Co-host. He even styled Houston rapper Paul Wall wife's hair for the 2010 Grammy's. Now he has his own line of scarves. Read the interview below to find out what he has in store.
Khristian Michael is a New York brother who has found his way into the elite world of eyewear design, which is a somewhat odd feat for an African-American male. His brand Forever K. Michael the Collection is the biggest selling brand of eyewear in Dubai and he’s never even been there. When asked about his humble beginnings K. Michael says, “I was always known for wearing eyewear in the fashion industry. I was an A&R for an independent label and I was doing a lot of events, fashion shows and movie premieres and wearing eyewear was always a passion of mine so when the record industry started to change, I decided to put my destiny into my own hands. I had already worked with artists such as Seal Paul from the YoungBloodZ, DJ Cool of “Let Me Clear My Throat” fame and more. I remember speaking with one of my mentors who was the National Director of Promotions for Arista and Warner Brother Records for about 10 years and he told me that if I was able to sell myself that I would make a lot of money. I didn’t sing, I didn’t twirl batons, I didn’t play ball but I knew I had a passion for fashion. I knew what looked good so I decided to take my passion for fashion into the eyewear industry."