Will This Startup Solve This Mundane Yet Persistent Headache for Brooklynites?November 2013 | Fikriyyah George
It feels good to be loved, doted on and given lots and lots of attention. And Brooklyn drivers will love the attention SpotHero gives them for an issue that is persistent as it is annoying- parking. SpotHero is “a mobile … Read More
Talking Shop with Mike Schroeder VP of PR Agency LaunchsquadNovember 2013 | Fikriyyah George
The PR agency LaunchSquad has 3 offices in San Francisco, Boston, and New York. Comprised of more than just straight PR people but writers, former journalists and video creators they pride themselves on building narratives that get their clients noticed … Read More
What to Say in Social Media- Barbershop Edition 1-20September 2013 | Fikriyyah George
As a small business owner you realize the importance of social media. “50% of small business owners reported gaining new customers through social media – most notably through Facebook and LinkedIn.”
But, a whooping “74% of businesses don’t employ … Read More
Meet An Artist From Claver Place- Joel MellinSeptember 2013 | Fikriyyah George
This is the second installment to Meet an Artist at 35 Claver Place. For the first installment we interviewed Kennis Baptiste.
Joel Mellin is a composer, engineer and web developer I met during the SONYA stroll. Since he moved to … Read More
Funding for Brooklyn Artists Made EasyJuly 2013 | Fikriyyah George
Admit it, you’re broke and don’t have the funds for your experiential light installation, audio masterpiece or (insert awesome art form here). You can lighten the burden by doing things like making your own canvasses and printing out giclees … Read More
Create Your Own Brand with Matt SoutherlandJuly 2013 | Fikriyyah George
At Persons of Interest (Carroll Gardens location) we met Matt Southerland. The very first barber Steve hired, Matt was born in Sheepshead Bay and has been in the barber business since he was 18.
Hella motivated Matt has … Read More
The Evolution of a Creative Entrepreneur -HickiesJune 2013 | Fikriyyah George
Kickstarter goal of $25,000 met in 3 days. Campaign goes on to net almost $135,000 more for a total of $160,000.
Who says no to that? As it turns out investors, factories, and retailers.
As entrepreneurs … Read More
What MKG, HUGE and 99U Have In Common With Mother’s DayMay 2013 | Fikriyyah George
Scrolling through my Twitter feed I noticed the logo of a few brands used the color pink. What struck me the most was that all three were in similar industries; two are digital agencies, MKG and HUGE, and the … Read More
Evolution of a Creative Entrepreneur- Brooklyn Kolache Co.May 2013 | Fikriyyah George
NYC, and by extension Brooklyn had it all-except for one thing. “I’m originally from Austin, Texas. I moved to NYC in 2004,” said Autumn Stanford. During that move this Texas-born gal gained a city and lost a familiar food- the … Read More
How the Williamsburg Seamster Comes Out on TopMay 2013 | Fikriyyah George
Brands are not reserved for companies with expensive ad campaigns and Super Bowl commercials. With a unique take in an established industry perhaps nobody can demonstrate that better than Nayantara Banerjee aka The Williamsburg Seamster. You’ve read about her in Refinery … Read More