On Ep. 30 of LexxxTalkAboutIt Alexis J and Jay sit down with Khamil Scantling, founder and CEO of Cocoapreneur Pgh, LLC, a black business consultancy firm based and focused on the Greater Pittsburgh area. A New Jersey native, Khamil came to Pittsburgh in 2005 to attend The University of Pittsburgh and was culture shocked when she witnessed the lack of diversity in the city, which inspired her to launch a black business directory where we can be intentional about giving our dollar to black businesses to help them thrive. Khamil has been featured in WPXI, The Pittsburgh City Paper, VisitPittsburgh and more for her efforts and her directory includes up to 280 black businesses in Pittsburgh and counting. She also talks about balancing her 9-5 with her own business and being a mom of two. And of course, we talk about the upcoming Cocoapreneur launch party!
Plus we ask:
- What advice does Khamil have for black business owners in PGH struggling to find success?
- How does Pittsburgh’s geographical location contribute to the pace of the culture?
- How do we get more people on board for the “black renaissance ” happening in Pittsburgh?
***My opinions are my own and do not reflect those of the company I am employed by.
Music: Yung Kartz- Bensound.com
Cohost/Co-producer: Jaylen Jordan @_Itolnlyjay
Special guest: Khamil Scantling @cocoapreneurpgh
Special thanks to StudioME