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#BeyondTheHustle- Wyclef Jean: Musician, Actor, Entrepreneur.

Before Wyclef Jean became known as the famous musician, actor, and entrepreneur he is today, he was just a boy from the small town of Croix-des-Bouquets, just outside of Port-au-Prince in Haiti. When he was only nine years old, his family migrated to Brooklyn New York. Upon arriving, he only spoke Haitian French but later started learning English from listening to Rap music.

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The Perfect Social Media Strategy For Caribbean Businesses

Caribbean Social Media Strategy

A few months after moving to Toronto, I went to a networking event for entrepreneurs. I met some fantastic people, some of whom I am still in contact with today. I remember speaking to a business coach at that event; we talked about my business aspirations. I told her I wanted to work with Caribbean entrepreneurs; I felt a need to help them, I felt the Caribbean was getting left behind where Social Media was concerned. The advice I got was, don’t do it, Caribbean entrepreneurs are not a good market if you want to make money. Fast forward a few years, I didn’t listen, I still decided to work with Caribbean entrepreneurs and business and even though the advice wasn’t bad advice. I am Grenadian, and home is where the heart is.

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Four Reason Why Black Parents Should Limit or Monitor Their Kids Social Media Use

kids social media use

I know what you are thinking, the guy who does Social media for a living is telling us to keep our kids off social media. Well, the truth is I don’t want them off social media, or I will be out of a job. But there are some things you need to know where social media is concerned and it’s my job to keep it 100 with you. So here’s why you need to limit or monitor your kid’s social media use

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Caribbean Life Storytelling

12 Things Caribbean Men Don’t Hear Often Enough

Yesterday I received news that someone I knew very well died, a young man admired by the community as was seen with the outpouring of support on Facebook. The news shocked me, I saw people sharing messages of love and support, and that got me thinking. There are some things our Caribbean men don’t hear often enough and while on the train today, I made a list of them and decided to share with you.

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How Award Winning Dominican Entrepreneur Oudin Samuel Build A Thriving Website Management Platform

Today on #HowTheyDidIt I talk to the award-winning Dominican entrepreneur Oudin Samuel. Oudin built a successful website management platform across the Caribbean region and North America. He has also won two regional awards one of them being the OECS 30 Under 30 Award. Read more about Oudin story.

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If You’re A Soca Artist, This Is How You Should Be Using Social Media

Soca and Social Media

When I younger, I wanted to become a soca artist. I even started writing songs with my friends, but I quickly realized I didn’t have what it took, so I decided to focus on what I was good at. In the past, soca artists advertised themselves to the public with the help of radio stations, DJs, and promoters, who booked them for shows. Therefore, artists didn’t have much control over their brands; however, because of technological advancements, the script has been flipped. Today’s technology now gives artists a significant say regarding the distribution and exposure of their musical products.

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How Bahamian Giovanni Errission-Johnson Became a Full Contact Kick Boxer

Bahamian Kickboxer

Today on “How They Did It” I chat with Giovanni Vance Errission-Johnson a full contact kickboxer from the Bahamas currently living and training in Thailand.

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How Heidi St. Clair Built An Award Winning Child Care Business in St Lucia

St Clair sitting service

Today on “How they did it” I talk to Heidi St.Clair, the OECS 30 under 30 award-winning entrepreneur and owner of St. Clair Sitting Service in St Lucia. Heidi talks about how she switched from wanting to be a fashion designer to launching her own business based on her love for working with children.

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How Christina Hunte Built A Creative Marketing Agency In Barbados

Christina Hunte

Today on “How They Did It“I talk to my good friend Christina Hunte. Christina is an entrepreneur from Barbados and runs one of the most progressive and forward-thinking marketing agency in the Caribbean. Today Christina talks about how a fruit salad led her to start her business and how she was able to overcome self-doubt and the impostor syndrome. I am a big fan of Christina not only because we both did a webinar on Facebook Marketing some times ago, but she is an all-around fantastic person.

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How Johanan Dujon Built An Agricultural Biotech Company in St Lucia

Johanan Dujon

Today on “How They Did It” I talk to 24 old year St Lucian entrepreneur Johanan Dujon. Founder of Algas Organics, the Caribbean’s first indigenous agriculture biotech company. We talk about his life as a physical education teacher and how he got involved in entrepreneurship and some of the obstacles such as access to finance and age that he had to overcome.

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