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Couples Inc. : Kahran and Reg Run a Family Photography Business

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Creative Soul Photography is an Atlanta based business run by husband and wife team, Kahran and Reg Bethencourt. With almost a decade of working with hundreds of children, families and brands, they specialize in lifestyle photography and authentic, visual storytelling. Recently, photos from their “Afro Art” series went viral worldwide. We wanted to find out more about them and…

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Couples Inc.: Blair and Brandon Created Apparel brand, The Blairisms

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Blair Dottin-Haley and Brandon Dottin-Haley are the owners of The Blairisms, a fashion brand that started off offering tee shirts and expanded into other apparel. Their products, emblazoned with humorous, witty and inspiring phases, have quickly become recognized by the likes of En Vogue and D.L. Hughley. We reached out to find out more about their journey as partners…

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Couples Inc. : Dominique And Carl Own a Dental Practice in Alabama

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Dr. Carl M. Shamburger, Jr, DMD and Dr. Dominique Askew Shamburger, DDS are the owners of Montgomery Dental Arts, a dental practice located in Montgomery, Alabama. Between the rave reviews they’ve received on Facebook and the fact that Dr. Dominique is a fellow HU grad, it wasn’t hard for us to decide that you should hear…

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Couples Inc. : ‘ Flip or Flop: Fort Worth ‘ HGTV Stars, Andy and Ashley Williams

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We love home improvement shows and are constantly  glued to “Flip or Flop” on HGTV. So, we were beyond thrilled to learn that a Black couple was getting a show on the channel. Based on the social media response, we weren’t the only ones. We reached out to Andy and Ashley Williams. This is what…

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Couples Inc. : Brian and Autumn Own One of Chi-Town’s Dopest Boutiques

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Sir & Madame is a men’s & women’s clothing brand and luxury lifestyle boutique, based in Chicago. The brand is the lovechild of the creative husband and wife team, Brian and Autumn Merritt. We reached out to find out more about their journey as partners in life and in business. SB: How did you both meet? Autumn: We…

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Couples Inc. : Natural Beauty Products Made in NY, Courtesy of Talima and Allison

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Limegreen is a Multi-Use Skincare company that produces natural products using vegan ingredients. Since Dove is cancelled and we’re here for non GMO everything, we had a chat with Talima Davis, one half of the dynamic duo behind the brand. This is what she had to say:   SB:What inspired the creation of Limegreen? TD: My best friend Tamara…

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Couples Inc. : Eco-Friendly Timepiece Makers, David and MarQuerite

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As concerns about the environment have grown, so have the demand for eco-friendly and sustainable products. One couple that’s all about creating a business that has a minimal effect on the environment is David Gandy and MarQuerite Hamden, founders of Ecowrist. SB: How did you both meet? David: We met in Amsterdam in 1999.  Mutual friends…

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Couples Inc. : Beauty Supply Store Owners, Quintin & Megan Lathan

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After all the conversations about how too few Black people are involved in the beauty supply industry, we were glad to learn about Quintin and Megan Lathan. They own Beauty Plus, a beauty supply store in Baltimore. SB: How did you both meet? Megan: We met through Quintin’s cousin who was my co-worker at the time.…

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Couples Inc. : Luxury HandBag Makers, Gregory and Terri “Sylvia” Pope

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Gregory and Terri “Sylvia” Pope are a North Carolina couple that created a luxury handbag and leather goods brand, Gregory Sylvia. We reached out to find out more about their journey as partners in life and in business. SB: What inspired the creation of Gregory Sylvia? Greg: We have both always wanted to be business owners even before we…

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Couples Inc. : Nicaila & Muoyo Use Tech to Inspire Entrepreneurs

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For our Couples Inc. series, we’ll be highlighting dope couples who either run a business together or separately (With the support of their partner of course!) First up, Nicaila Matthews, founder of Side Hustle Pro, the first and only podcast to spotlight bold black women entrepreneurs who have scaled from side hustle to profitable business,…

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