Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.
Today’s DERRICK Interview is with a young ambitious woman by the name of Barbara Curtis who founded BC Management & Promotions in 2010. Out of high school, she became a intern at Baby Boy Entertainment and 102.3FM KJLH as a Marketing intern while attending California State University, Long Beach. Her mission was to take her passion for marketing and create a career as a business owner.
While in college, she decided to turn her passion into a reality by launching BC Management & Promotions in 2010. After filing for her business license, she immediately started managing musical artists and building marketing campaigns with local independent labels, entertainment professionals, and musicians. However, her goal is to one day have her own international prestigious marketing firm in all fields of business.
Now, she has increased her level of skills; she is now a social media consulting, marketing specialists, publicist, and event planner working with clients, such as: Metropolitan Design, WE Labs, Elbows Mac n’ Cheese, Lush Hair Imports & Salon, etc. As a recent college graduate with a Communication degree her motto is “taking clients to new heights and the place they want to be.”
D is for Dream. What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?
My dream is to own a prestigious marketing firm. Already I have owned my own business at the age of 19 that service event planning, business consulting, marketing, and management. As a college graduate this Summer I plan to take my business BC MANAGEMENT & PROMOTIONS to the next level.
E is for Encourage. What encourages you?
My community and peers encourage me to keep going. Not only able I doing this for the love of marketing but also, to create jobs and opportunities to those around me and generations to come.
R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?
I have a Communication degree, network of over 17K, experience in marketing and entertainment from being an intern at KJLH and hosting events in Hollywood with celebrities like Lil Zane, Lonzo Williams, Haskel Jackson, Richie Rich, Jon B, etc.
R is for Ready. When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?
The moment I found my talent for producing leads, building networks, SEO, Social Media, Event Planning, and Marketing.
I is for Individual. Name at least one person that you know that you feel others should learn about and why?
Yahsha Robinson – Legal and Business Consultant at Elite Global. He has much knowledge about Intellectual Property, Copyrights, Trademarks, Building a corporation, etc.
C is for Continue. When you fail, things look bleak or are not optimistic what makes you want to continue?
I believe failures are there to help you grow and become a stronger person to hurdle over any obstacle that come your way. I am a witness to that.
K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?
Never give up your dream! Only you can make it an reality. Networking is key. Network = Net worth.