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What to Do if You Find Asbestos in Your Apartment

What to Do if You Find Asbestos in Your Apartment

Asbestos is a dangerous and insidious material that can be found in many older buildings. Even though federal regulations in the 1970s limited its use, if you are renting a home built before the 1980s, be aware that it may contain asbestos. This doesn’t mean it is causing harm, but there is always the potential that it will cause e ...

HELPFUL TIPS FOR MAKING A DECISION ON YOUR KITCHEN COUNTERTOP

HELPFUL TIPS FOR MAKING A DECISION ON YOUR KITCHEN COUNTERTOP

#sponsored Is your kitchen missing something? You’re not sure what it is, but every time you walk into the kitchen, you feel like the look of one of the most important rooms inside your home has grown stale and tired. The time has come to install a kitchen countertop. There was once a time when homeowners lived in the s ...

WYL Take Ownership Ep: Devon Johnson

WYL Take Ownership Ep: Devon Johnson

Nurturing his academic abilities and gifts from a young age, Devon Johnson is the founder and CEO of BleuIife Media Group. With a master’s in journalism from Harvard University and a bachelor’s in communication and the arts from Seton Hall, Devon has used his experience working in the advertising and marketing industry to build h ...

WYL Take Ownership Ep: Dev T. Smith

WYL Take Ownership Ep: Dev T. Smith

Having worked with companies such as Black Enterprise, United Masters, and Revolt, Dev T. Smith is a content strategist, multimedia producer, and writer. Born and raised in North Carolina, Dev always aspired to optimize his creativity while contributing to the lives of those around him. In this episode of our Take Ownership Podcas ...

WYL Take Ownership Ep: Tayo Rockson

WYL Take Ownership Ep: Tayo Rockson

Growing up as a third culture kid (TCK), Tayo Rockson spent the formative period of his life in countries such as Vietnam, Sweden, and the United States. Born in Nigeria, Tayo is a storyteller, cultural translator, and brand strategist. Inspired by the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Nelson Mandela, Tayo aims to build the next set of glob ...

WYL Take Ownership Ep: Sapphira Martin

WYL Take Ownership Ep: Sapphira Martin

Having been featured in publications such as Essence, Refinery29, and Revolt, Sapphira Martin is the founder of SassBoxx, a monthly subscription service that offers products exclusively from businesses owned by women of color. In addition to running SassBoxx, Sapphira is also a co-host of, “The Black Girl Podcast” along with t ...

WYL Take Ownership Ft Hosts, Kelley Green & Ofo Ezeugwu

WYL Take Ownership Ft Hosts, Kelley Green & Ofo Ezeugwu

In this episode of our Take Ownership Podcast, our very own hosts, Kelley Green and Ofo Ezeugwu make some time to sit down and discuss their perspective and thoughts on Black History Month. Throughout this episode, Kelley and Ofo talk about the cultural significance of black history month, self-care, and getting to know our history and o ...

Home: The One Place Entrepreneurs can be Human

Home: The One Place Entrepreneurs can be Human

One thing that’s helped Ofo Ezeugwu out tremendously is being able to constantly flow between working from home and our office. For the magnitude of impact, certain calls, discussions, agreements, and/or realizations can have on you, sometimes it’s super comforting and necessary to be home to fully experience these moments. ...

WYL Take Ownership Podcast EP. 16: Jason Rosario

WYL Take Ownership Podcast EP. 16: Jason Rosario

With the goal to inspire, activate, and nurture the development of well-rounded men, Jason Rosario is the founder of The Lives of Men (TLoM), an integrated media and consulting company dedicated to providing men with healthier frameworks of masculinity. In addition to running TLoM, Jason is also the executive producer and host of the ...

One Tool That’ll Help You Keep Your Cap Table Looking Right!

One Tool That’ll Help You Keep Your Cap Table Looking Right!

Sponsored by Intuit QuickBooks   “Raising money is a full-time job.” -Every entrepreneur ever   That’s at a baseline. Over the last four years, I’ve found this to be true myself, as we’ve built WYL. While I could speak to a myriad of factors that have played into this, beyond the scope of the business and p ...

WYL Take Ownership Podcast Ep. 15: Rhonesha Byng

WYL Take Ownership Podcast Ep. 15: Rhonesha Byng

As the founder of Her Agenda, Rhonesha Byng aims to bridge the gap between ambition and achievement for millennial women. Growing up in New York City, Rhonesha is an Emmy award-winning journalist who knew that she wanted to pursue a career in journalism since the age of sixteen.   With a bachelor’s degree in communication ...

WYL Take Ownership Ep 14: Dani Arps

WYL Take Ownership Ep 14: Dani Arps

With a Master of Science degree in Interior Design from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, Dani Arps is the founder of Dani Arps LLC. Known as the interior designer of choice for many tech companies based in NYC, Dani has designed spaces for high-profile startups such as Codecademy, SeatGeek, and Venmo.   Acknowledged ...