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Ope Bukola

Ope Bukola is the Founder and Editor of Zora&Alice. When she's a "grown up," she hopes to be an entrepreneur, journalist, screenwriter, college professor, coffee shop owner, among other things. She enjoys reading magazines, watching documentaries, and finding new sites to add to her RSS feeds. Ope is a graduate of New York University and lives in New York City.

Website: http://zora-alice.com

Shatterbox: young entrepreneurs making their mark

by Ope Bukola December 1, 2010
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When I need inspiration, I usually turn to the blog at fastcompany.com. Yesterday, I came across this interview with young entrepreneur Alexa Von Tobel. Alexa turned her desire to understand her personal finances into a media company that has raised millions of dollars in funding: The video is sponsored by Shatterbox, a great organization started [...]

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Personal brand maven – Erica Nicole of Young, Fabulous, and Self Employed

by Ope Bukola November 17, 2010
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Erica Nicole is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of YFS Magazine. Young, Fabulous and Self Employed is dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and would be innovators achieve their dreams. Nicole, an advertising and marketing guru, is the Managing Principal and CEO of Dallas-based Socialista Media + Marketing Group. She spoke to Z&A about how she built her [...]

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Personal Branding – tips for nurturing your online brand

by Ope Bukola November 10, 2010
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Continuing on our theme of personal branding, last week, contributor Nikita Mitchell wrote on marketing your brand without being a jerk. So you know that you need to create a personable, valuable, and authentic brand – but how to do it? This Changethis.com, a website that provides business insights to help those with great ideas, [...]

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Personal Branding – 5 steps to nurture your personal brand

by Ope Bukola November 9, 2010

Continuing on our theme of personal branding, last week, contributor Nikita Mitchell wrote on marketing your brand without being a jerk. So you know that you need to create a personable, valuable, and authentic brand – but how to do go about it. Today’s post offer 5 steps to nurture your personal brand Blog It [...]

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Interview with filmmakers of Zemira, a South Bronx coming-of-age story

by Ope Bukola November 1, 2010
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“Everything will change. The only question is growing up or decaying.” – Nikki Giovani The above quote greets visitors to the site of the film Zemira.  The film is the coming-of-age story of Zemira, a young black girl living in South Bronx. It is loosely based on the experiences of its co-writer and Producer Mecca [...]

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Personal Branding : the brand Desiree built

by Ope Bukola October 28, 2010
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We’re spending Week 1 of the 30 Days to Personal Brand series exploring what a personal brand is and why you need one. Today’s post is a case study of former White House social secretary Desiree Rogers. Before leaviing the White House, Rogers was well-known for turning an otherwise low-profile role into a high-profile opportunity [...]

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