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    There is a sense of excitement coming to Chicago as the Economic Recovery kicks into gear. Daymond John is joining N'DIGO Publisher Hermene Hartman to help businesses get funded. This Sound Off Report is to alert those in the Chicago Area to attend and get their business plans in quickly for consideration to attend this event. Here is the inside track on how you can get in front of Daymond John at the N'DIGO SHARK BREAKFAST. CHECK IT OUT!!!! @WCNTV

    Friday, March 16 will be a morning of business opportunity for entrepreneurs. DAYMOND JOHN OF ABC'S SHARK TANK AND CREATOR OF FUBU is in Chicago for the N'DGIO BUSINESS SHARK BREAKFAST. The breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. at Chase Auditorium, 10 S. Dearborn. Breakfast is served at 7:30 a.m. sharp. ndigosharks.eventbrite.com

    Daymond is a marketing genius, a brilliant entrpreneur, a fashion mogul, an author, an investor, a TV personality and a motivational speaker. He founded FUBU in 1992 by selling hats that he and his next-door neighbor made. The cutoffs were sold in front of the New York Coliseum. He and his mother mortgaged their home for $100,000 to generate seed money . The home was turned into an office and factory. He began sewing the FBU label (For you By You ) label on sweatshirts, t-shirts and hockey shirts. His friend, L. L. Cool J. wore a FUBU t-shirt in a promotional campaign and the magic began. He traveled to Las Vegas for a trade show, could not afford a booth and received over $300,000 in orders from his hotel room. They signed contracts with Macy's , JC Penny and other national retailers. By 1998 sales were at $350 million. Today FUBU enjoys six billion dollars in global sales.

    The Daymond John business story is one from rags to riches. In a live interview he will discuss his business steps and successes from boot strap to billions. He will share his vision, growth patterns,marketing concepts and branding tips. He appears weekly on SHARP TANKS Friday evenings on ABC TV and listens to business pitches from everyday people.

    Pitch Your Business.

    Six businesses will be selected to pitch their business to Daymond just like on Shark Tanks. Business will be selected from ticket holders exclusively. The deadline to submit proposals is March 7th. ndigoshark@gmail.com

    This is your business forum if you are interested in growing your business. This is your business if you are interested in start up, looking for investment, searching for a business loan, trying to get your product on retail shelves, interested in marketing with celebs, increasing your profile or seeking business knowledge.

    Pepper Miller, a marketing researcher and branding consultant will be on hand to share findings from her new book, BLACK STILL MATTERS IN MARKETING due out this spring. WAL MART will have their vendor team on hand to share businesses opportunities with WAL MART. CHASE, the largest small business lendor and their bank team will be on hand to discuss business loan.

    Tickets are available online at ndigosharks.eventbrite.com
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