Entrepreneurship


How to conquer the second half of 2019 like a boss!

Can someone tell me how the first half of went by so fast (Cue the slow eye roll emoji). Feels like everybody was just complaining that January was taking so long to get here, ready for the winter break to finished. Not I, I milked every last once out of the first few months of the year that I could and now stealth mode is...

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Halfway through 2019- how are you pacing?

The second half of 2019 is already upon us! Can’t believe we were just putting away holiday decorations and now we’re making summer and fall plans. Time is flying, I feel it, and I know you do too. The time is now to press go on those goals and dreams that have been at the back of your mind for months or even years that...

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The business of staying ready and open for opportunity..

I recently gave the keynote speech at the Flourish Media conference where I shared the VJMedia startup story with fellow budding entrepreneurs. As I ended the speech, many asked if those same nuggets of wisdom on my own brand success was written down somewhere that they could reference to for their own business models. I decided to put pen to paper and share my simple...

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Professional grief. Let’s talk about it, so we can get past it and onto living our most successful lives.

Many people who I encounter often congratulate me on the growth of the VJMedia brand since they first met me. I’ve come a long way professionally and I’m proud of that. I often share my entrepreneurial journey about leaving corporate radio full-time to open my own full service multimedia company, Vanessa James Media, but I rarely share the process of how I got here. Let...

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Miami, the annual event celebrating creators and entrepreneurs just wrapped and it was pure magic! VJMediaMixology is a carefully curated experience that organically connects brands with bloggers, journalists, content creators, tastemakers and influencers from all walks of media in one amazing interactive experience. Known as the signature event in Miami, where creators collaborate, VJMedia Mixology encapsulates the essence of the #VJMedia brand while celebrating outstanding media pioneers...

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Get your MantraBands, carry your inspo everywhere you go!

Hey guys! I’ve partnered with one of my favorite small biz brands, Mantra Bands, a California based company focused on sharing positivity and good vibes with the world in a very fashionable way! After working with them for over five years now, and gifting them to over 100 women, I realize these carry a special place for many who receive them. We’ve created a movement...

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Smiling from ear to ear as I share this with you. Over the years I’ve had the honor of lending my voice to amazing brands like JetBlue, Palace Resorts, Barbados Tourism Board, IHeartMedia and Cox Media stations. Recently, I expanded my portfolio to include ESPN to which I proudly voiced their Black History Vignettes including highlights of sports trailblazers Serena Williams, Simone Manuel, Lebron James...

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I’ll be speaking at the Flourish Media Conference in Miami. Join me!

Heads up entrepreneurs! I’ll be speaking this February at the first ever Flourish Media conference in Miami. The conference is geared towards budding entrepreneurs who are looking to take both their business and brands to new heights in 2017 and beyond and I couldn’t be happier to be involved. Getting a chance to connect with fellow lady entrepreneurs and aspiring content creators is a VJMedia...

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Turning Ideas into Reality; my Keynote Speech with Microsoft and DELL.

Last week was such an incredible career moment for me. I’ve spoken to thousands before during my radio years about pop-culture, and this opportunity to speak to an intimate crowd of fifty small business owners was just as sweet.  I was invited by Microsoft and DELL to serve as their Keynote Speaker for their BizSpark event to kick off Entrepreneur’s Week in Miami. With the...

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They call me, ‘the brand magnet’. Here’s why!

Vanessa, how do you work with such awesome brands like Cadillac, DELL, Monster Products and IHeartMedia? Vanessa how long does it take to connect with a brand and actually spur up conversation and then business? Vanessa, when you work with a brand, are you exclusive to them or can you still work with others in the same category?  These are just some of the repeat...

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