In this series, we sit down with the world’s most inspiring entrepreneurs. Today we caught with Ramelle Carter and asked her a few questions.
1. What inspired you to be an entrepreneur?
I graduated from California State University at Northridge with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. The plan was to be a News Anchor, but with the systemic racism towards women of color, my career path changed, and four years ago, I became the Founder of Ramelle Carter Blog.
2. How are you making a positive difference in the world?
Ramelle Carter Blog started in hopes to chronicle my pain of surviving Domestic Violence as a guide to help others; then I did projects for Airbud Entertainment that catapulted into Red Carpet Events, and Celebrity features; today, I am full circle into activism and advocacy for Domestic Violence with Ramelle Carter Blog Live, a Talk Show dedicated to helping men, women, and children discuss their survival story.
3. What has been the greatest positive impact you have seen your clients or customers face from working directly with you?
I interviewed Independent artist/singer David Sosa in Episode 8 of “Men Talk Abuse,” Ramelle Carter Blog Live, and I pitched him to a Celebrity writer; he soon got a feature in a Hollywood magazine; just that type of exposure for people who care to share their survival story is fantastic to hear about.
4. What does a purpose-driven business mean to you?
Purpose-driven business means knowing your business goals and attaining it.
5. How did you pivot your business during the pandemic?
Before the pandemic, I had an idea to bring a Blog to television; Ramelle Carter Blog Live is a show based on featuring Bloggers/Influencers from around the world who are making a positive impact globally share secrets to their success, incorporating a Social Media “Post of the Week,” and a Women Inside segments on your every day Survival Stories. In January 2020, I pitched my idea to a local public television network, and when the Corona Virus pandemic hit, it shut down all Hollywood productions. Now my home is a television studio.
6. What are your top 3 tips for aspiring entrepreneurs?
1) Your blog is your business, even with no revenue. This is where people will connect with you.
2) Listen and learn. Find a mentor to learn from. Ask lots of questions and learn from their wisdom. Find someone who has been down the road you’d like to go.
3) Show genuine compassion and smile.