Opin Up Shop

Opin Up Shop

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Opin Up Shop is a podcast documenting the journey of building and launching OpinShop, the small business Geo-Marketplace.


Building Business Relationships & Bartering w/ Briana Lawrence
Aug 19 • 50 min
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 Up Shop. Hope you enjoy! If you do be…
FOCUS: How to remain your ELYTE self? w/ Dr. JAH
Aug 12 • 47 min
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 things that will take us off our path…
Opin Journal: No More EF’n Around
Aug 5 • 35 min
On this episode, we have another entry for our entrepreneur journey progress. The last few weeks have been quite eventful. The most notable moment was that I was asked to be apart of a Panel discussion called “Becoming An Artpreneur”. This was an event…
Forming a Founding Team w/ Supana Clothing
Jul 29 • 46 min
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 teams are not MANDATORY, but you know…
Opin Journal: Great Ideas Never Die
Jul 22 • 31 min
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 conversation started to steer towards…
Creating and Growing a Community w/ LB the Poet
Jul 15 • 46 min
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 Buy-In. your audience has to be fully invested in order to purchase a product or service along with spreading…
Opin Journal: Booked and Busy!
Jul 8 • 21 min
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 been happening since the Opin Media…
Navigating your Industry w/ Mona King
Jul 1 • 32 min
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 with being twice a good as the…
Opin Journal: Interactive Open House
Jun 24 • 28 min
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 the public to the Opin Media Lab soft…
Creating a Product w/ Mike Bamboo aka The AUXGOD
Jun 17 • 35 min
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 becoming the undisputed AUXGOD with the…
Embracing the Pivot: Introducing the Opin Media Lab
Jun 10 • 20 min
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 and Vlogs alike, along with using…
The Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media w/ Taryn Jerez
Jun 3 • 44 min
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. We look at this through the lens of…
Small Business Champions: ACCESS WS w/ Hasani Mitchell
May 28 • 29 min
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 Mitchell, to share what the mission of…
Small Business Champions: HUSTLE WS w/ Matt Williams
May 21 • 39 min
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 this journey. This week, we have…
Small Business Champions: Venture Cafe w/ Karen Barnes
May 13 • 52 min
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 this journey. This week, we have…
Small Business Champions: Forsyth Tech Small Business Center w/ Allan Younger
May 6 • 35 min
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 help the community and has been…
Timing and When to Start Your Business
Apr 29 • 49 min
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 starting his apparel company, Spiffy…
Connecting w/ Clients & Building Relationships
Apr 22 • 37 min
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 discusses how he built up his…
Consistency: The Driver of Credibility
Apr 15 • 32 min
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, established her reputation, remained…
Finding Your Target Audience
Apr 8 • 34 min
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 initiates the first contact. She…
Picking Your Business Model
Apr 1 • 33 min
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 base. He shares how he found an…
Balancing Life and Business
Mar 25 • 33 min
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 takes through how she has balanced…
Knowing Your Why
Mar 18 • 36 min
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 knowing your why and why it’s…
Selling Your Strengths
Mar 11 • 33 min
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 your strengths and opportunities, we go…
Creating Your Own Solution
Mar 4 • 33 min
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 turned weekend convention, 20 Something Doing Something (20SDS). We discuss the importance of identifying…
Excuse Free!
Feb 25 • 30 min
Finally! Opin Up Shop has launched. In the inaugural episode, we take a deeper dive in the countdown series, “10 Excuses I’ve Used That Prevented Me From Getting Started… And You May Have Used Them Too”. We take a look at what may cause us to fall victim…
Welcome to Opin Up Shop
Feb 17 • 10 min
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 Opin Up Shop, we’ll deliver your…