This week on The Urban Business Roundtable, Dywaine Betts Jr. talks withÂ Ella Gorgla, the founder and CEO ofÂ I-Ella.com, an innovative online fashion marketplace where users can buy, sell, swap, lend and borrow the latest in designer fashions and accessories. I-Ella.com has been featured in numerous publications includingÂ Essence and Lucky magazines, as well as on InStyle.com.
Originally from Monrovia, Liberia, Gorgla received her Bachelor of Science in Engineering from The Ohio State University with academic honors, a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School and a master’s degree from London Business School with additional studies at Yale University, before embarking on a successful career with some of the nation’s top consulting firms, including Ernst & Young and Arthur Anderson Consulting. Gorgla sits down with Young to share how she built her business.
Also, UBR ContributorÂ Samantha Pass speaks with sales expertÂ Michael L. Parker, owner and publisher of the bi-weekly electronic publication, theÂ Black Sales Journal (BSJ). A former executive of Liberty Mutual Group, Parker launched BSJ to “increase the chances of success and prosperity for the Black sales professional.” Parker joins the Roundtable to share what it takes to build a dream sales team for your business.
Also, UBR ContributorÂ Samantha Pass chats with Senior Vice President and Business Banking Manager at Wells Fargo Bank, Shaun Coard. Â Coard has more than 19 years of experience in the financial services industry withÂ management positions in business banking, marketing and retail banking. She currently manages a team of bankers who work with owner-managed companies to offer financial solutions for their businesses. Coard joins The Roundtable to share with listeners how to increase cash flow.
And finally, every week on UBR, you’ll hear Pepper Miller’s Y.O.U.-TURN segment, get motivation and inspiration from author and educatorÂ Dennis Kimbro, Ph.D., a wrap-up of tech news from the Chief Digital Aggregator for Johnson Publishing Co., Jun Mhoon, and our Patient Investor Report from Ariel Investments.
Pepper Miller is the founder and president of The Hunter Miller Group and the host of The Urban Business Roundtable, a weekly radio show, sponsored by Ariel Investments, airing CST Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m., Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. on WVON-AM 1690, the Talk of Chicago. You can also listen live online at WVON.com. Check back each week for UBR Spotlight, which features additional resources, advice, and information from and about the topics, entrepreneurs, and experts featured on the show. If you have a question you want answered or a topic you want addressed on The Urban Business Roundtable, connect with us on Twitter @UBR1690.