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enjoy the rest of your day. welcome to "our world with black enterprise." on this special edition we take a look at the 20th annual black enterprise entrepreneur summit. first a fire side chat with steve harvey. >> i was actually allergic to poverty. if you came to me with a way to get rich i bought the kit. >> then we showcase my one-on-one with jermaine dupuis who shares his journey. >> trying to do anything, wrou life. if you are walking down the
street and you see something shimmer and you walk over to that thing like some things should jump out at you about the business that you want to be in. >> from there we talk to two savvy entrepreneurs who capitalize on the guilty pleasures of reality tv. >> you need to have a very clear picture of who you are, where you are and where you want to go. brand yourself as a go-to person and expert in the space.
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the highlight came from steve harvey. he sat down with our ceo earl bush graves. take a look. >> i want to take it back to west virginia. welch, west virginia. a lot of people don't know about your story. people think you started off in sharp suits like this and beautiful shoes and ties and all of the above. i know better. >> my mother was a sunday school teach. she ingrained faith in us. my father never talked about faith but only about manhood and work. that was all he was. i thank god for that because that is the work ethic in me today. he said they can outrun you and outjump you, outsing you and outdance you. they can be better looking than you. they can run faster than you and jump higher than you but there will not be a man living that
>> my father was the same way. no room for laziness in the house. you did all kinds of jobs. >> i wanted to be rich. i was exhausted with poverty. i was sick of it. i was allergic to it. i could not understand sometimes why i would be itching. i didn't know what it was. i was actually allergic to poverty. i didn't know it at the time. i thought the polyester will expose any allergy you have. i just wanted to be rich. if you came to me with a way to get rich i bought the kit. >> you said you found that thing. you felt show business. >> comedian still out here named a.j. jamal. i was writing some jokes for him. one day i was at his house and a girl named gladys jacob came to the house and she said why don't
you do it yourself? she said come with me this tuesday. october 8, 1985 i walked into the comedy club and signed up to be a comedian for the next week. i had never been on stage as standup. they did nine people. tenth person didn't show so we will go to next week's list. if steve harvey is here we will take steve harvey tonight. i was sitting there eating a chicken wing and i told gladys somebody in here got the same name i got. she said you just ignorant. that's you. dude said if steve harvey is here come up. i walked up on stage and i said i ain't here until next week. it was a white crowd so they laugh better. you say that in front of black people they are like what is you here for then?
week and i won amateur night and they paid me $50. i went to work the next day and quit my job. >> you had this success in this one area, but to often whether sports or entertainment we do something well in one area and don't look at the business side of things. you decided you were going to become that other guy. you were going to become the one who was not just the entertainment but an owner. >> people always ask me why you got so many jobs. if you come to me and you threaten my employment i can easily say you can have your job. if i go ask for the money i think i deserve and you fight me on it i can walk away because i got three more jobs that pay. as i sit in front of y'all i don't want you to think i'm this
i understand my life is a huge blessing. it's really grace that god did all of this to me. i can't map this out. how i got a radio show, tv show and talk show, two more shows coming on this summer. how do i do that? that's god. that's grace. >> now you expanded to other businesses. share with us about what you doing from an entrepreneurship basis outside of media. >> i decided when i die i got to leave something for my children. i can't leave none of these tv shows to them. i can't leave these jokes to them. i can't leave this radio show to them. i said you have to start building something else that your kids can take over. i never want to be poor again. that drives me. i can't go back to that. i can't go back to not having. i can't go back.
i lived in a car. do you know what it feels like to at the end of the day not be able to say i'm going home? you don't know, man. so when i am looking at myself here today in front of y'all what makes me emotionally is i actually think of the moments i come from. i always am aware at moments like this that this is all a blessing. i work hard but at the end of the day i'm so blessed to be sitting up here because i lived in a car. so now that i done shut the whole room down -- >> on that note, ladies and gentlemen gentlemen, steve harvey. [ cheers and applause ] >> appreciate to have you here.
coming up after the break, we'll have more from the 2015 black enterprise entrepreneur summit. stay with us. welcome. we have three chevy's here. alright. i want you to place this award on the podium next to the vehicle that you think was ranked highest in initial quality by j.d. power. hmm. can i look around at them? sure. umm. highest ranking in initial quality. it's gotta be this one. this is it. you are wrong. actually it's all three. you tricked me. j.d. power ranked the malibu, silverado half-ton and equinox highest in initial quality in their segments. that's impressive! i'm very surprised! i am. i'm very surprised.
welcome back to "our world with black enterprise." jermaine dupuis has made an incredible mark in the world of music and just celebrated 20 years and with notable entertainers like mariah carey, janet jackson, escape. i had a chance to ask him about his career, vision and ability to reinvent himself. >> i know your father was in the music industry. how influential do you think your father and mother in your life early on? >> in the beginning my father was truly important as far as putting me in the places i should have been. my father was a tour manager for brick and sos brand. this was the first of the atlanta music scene. a lot of times when things happen in this city that was musical i was always just watching it because my father was working. he put the battery in me to want to do this.
also a child prodigy because at 19 you were basically given your own company. >> at 17 i produced this group and it was these two girls that i met on tour. i wrote and produced their entire album at 17. when that happened i was in the music business at that point. it didn't sell enough for everybody to really know about it but it did well enough for me at 17. and i was with the dj from the girls group and we found these guys from the mall and it was like i seen these kids walking around the mall thinking they are somebody looking at me like i'm a weirdo. we just approached them and i was 17 at that time. 17 i met the chriss and at 19 jump came out and the rest is history. >> at 19 you produced "jump." i think that makes you the
one album at that point ever. >> yes. >> i think with a lot of entrepreneurs in the room we ask how do we know this is what i should be doing. how did you know that is what you should be doing? >> i mean, you have have a flicker in your life where it is like if you are walking down the street and you see something shimmer and you walk over to that thing like some things should jump out at you about the business that you want to be in. they sold enough records to become that flicker to say maybe better. so then crisscross came after
>> a lot of those great years -- i got to go to janet jackson. how important was that relationship with regard to your business? >> it wasn't. that is one of the things about me. i don't make moves because what these people think about. i never use janet as a piece to get people to like me more. it could have been her or anybody at that particular point in time. >> so at what point did you begin to look outside of music? >> one day i walked into the studio and all of the interns was on the computer. i was like what are y'all doing? i was giggling and wiggling and they was on my space. i was like what the hell is my space. i wasn't up on my space.
>> this had to be 2000. that's what attracted me to social media and all of that period. >> is that when you began working on global 14? >> i got on my space and started building my own page. at that time i was the president of the record company. i would go back to work and i would tell all of the people in the art department these people on my space are busting y'all [ bleep ]. what are y'all doing because i got artwork that is killing what y'all are doing? they didn't understand what i was saying. they thought i was being crazy because i was young and running the company. that day when i said that and i had so much frustration that is when i created global 14 as the name. i'm going to create something these kids can get to me with no walls. >> i want to thank you not only for the years of great music,
reality tv could be the right fit for you. who knows better than celebrity hair stylist kim kimble. how do we know if reality tv is right for our business and not just the type of business that we have but the stage of our business? >> one thing you want to do if you decide you want to do you want to already have in mind how you want to be portrayed. you want to have a plan in place. it is important to know who you are and what your brand is first. and keep your eye on the prize. i think we also have to think about longevity. reality tv is here to stay. >> once you decide -- let's say that everyone in this room has decided i want to pursue reality tv because i want that larger platform how do we go about doing it? >> you have to visualize it and
write it down and visualize what it is you want to do. >> hi. i'm 18 years old and in the future i plan to get a degree in fashion design and have a chain of beauty salons. >> before i did this i wanted to produce reality shows about hair and beauty. it involved me behind the scenes because i am a behind the scenes person. i saw this as an opportunity so i told myself. speaking of which, when you're pitching a show make sure you have dotted your is and crossed ts as far as ownership and registering registering. people have short term memory. they will forget it was your show. they will forget you walked it in the door. it has happened. that's why i say go to the network first and get the network execs to believe in you. and then what they are going to do is partner you potentially with one of their partners who
they trust and who successfully delivered in the past. >> i love that because you are almost reverse engineering it. a lot of people go through the production company first. you are saying let me go through the network and then the production company. let's move to the third part. once you are on reality tv how do you leverage that and get the most out of it? >> one thing is that i'm a celebrity hair stylist. i leverage my clients. i have celebrityies on the show and i do their hair. >> seriously, let me go on record and say you are the best. >> sorry. >> you like that. >> i would say i'm still in the process of leveraging. god is good but what i try to do is stay on message i have a very clear picture. what you need to do is have a clear picture of who you are, where you are and where you want
brand yourself as the go-to person whatever it is. >> i always tell property virgins be ready to compromise. >> at the end of the day you have to have a clear vision for what you want. what someone told me about television is television is really two book ends for a commercial. it really is just a commercial. so that is your opportunity to then further whatever you are doing. if you are not already doing something then you are furthering nothing. >> and the work doesn't end. >> never ends. >> in a land where we know that reality tv is about salaciousness and drama and hair pulling both of you represent power, beauty and you represent just truth on tv. we truly appreciate it. round of applause. after the break a look back
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and that does it for this special edition of "our world with black enterprise." be sure to visit us on the web at blackenterprise.com/ourworld. you can like us on facebook and follow me on twitter. before we go, here are highlights from the 20th annual black enterprise entrepreneur summit. thanks for watching and we'll see you next week. >> oh, my goodness. this summit is something i wish i had 20 years ago when i first started my business. i'm here to grow, learn and take my business to another level. that is what this summit is doing for me. >> i had a great opportunity to network with very brilliant entrepreneurs and discovered a lot of interesting business, business concepts and learned a
lot for myself. >> our book, me and my brother wrote this book. we helped two other african-american boys at their own book and now they are published. >> every work shop has been incredible, lots of great information and also inspiring. >> i love it. i'm definitely taking advantage of everything offered. i have attended several workshops. >> the thing i got most out of being here was dealing with different entrepreneurs and different industries i didn't know existed and to follow those connections and i will be back.