Episode 2: Detroit Legacy Entrepreneur Show with Pamela Hilliard Owens and Keith Owens and Guest Stephen Grady:


Pamela Hilliard Owens, founder and CEO of Your Business Your Brand Creatively (YB2C), and Keith Owens, her husband and business partner, co-host their radio show, “YB2C Live” on Saturdays from radio station WCHB NewsTalk 1200 AM in Detroit, Michigan. “YB2C Live” airs every Saturday morning from 8am – 9am Eastern time, and focuses on the myriad of issues, successes, and challenges of freelancers, entrepreneurs, and solo professionals. The show can also be heard live online at http://wchbnewsdetroit.newsone.com/listen-live/, and we will post a summary of each show on Thursday of the following week on the blog for Your Business Your Brand Creatively and on the YB2C Live Facebook Page.

Season 1, Episode 2 of “YB2C Live” introduces what will be our regular monthly feature, “Legacy Entrepreneurs” in Detroit, Michigan. Descendants and relatives of Detroit’s early entrepreneurs, who flourished in the early and mid-twentieth century will be guests, as will highly recognized Detroit historians. What happened in our past history is reflected in our present and influences what will happen in our future.

Keith and Pam opened the show with introductions and a summary of our three businesses, Writing It Right For You (WIRFY), Detroit Ink Publishing (DIP), and Your Business Your Brand Creatively (YB2C).

Pam also discussed that in addition to the three businesses, she also started broadcasting the YB2C Live Radio show in October 2016, and she is an Evernote Certified Consultant, working with individuals, businesses, and work teams to maximize their productivity and workflows with expert and customized in-person or virtual training.

Pam reminded the listeners why she likes the term “freelancer,” and referred the listeners to an article she published on LinkedIn about the origin of the term back in the Middle Ages.

Today’s honored guest is Stephen Grady, whose father owned Grady’s Pharmacy on Michigan Avenue in the 1950s and 1960s until his store was sold to the Cunningham’s Drug Store Chain, which itself was later bought out by the CVS Corporation.

Stephen, who is the Chief of Staff for Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones discussed opportunities for entrepreneurial growth in the City through several programs, including the Motor City Match program, which in conjunction with the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, offers matching grants to small businesses every quarter from a pool of $500,000.00.

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