For many people, owning and operating their own business is the ultimate American dream. On average, more than 540,000 new businesses a month will launch in the United States, but what separates a good idea from one that just reads well on paper? Enter the experts who are offering not only a cash investment, but sweat equity to burgeoning businesses. With traditional banks and lenders rejecting over 80% of small business loans, there's been a resurgence of a new breed of investors. They provide cash and, more importantly, a hands-on approach to help men and women's dreams become reality. Each week, a panel of top-notch professionals from various fields and trades will share their personal experience, get their hands dirty, and provide the necessary funds to help a few budding entrepreneurs make their big dreams a reality. But how does a business stick out in this ever-competitive market place? And what's the best decision for the business to move forward? Our experts will share tried-and-true methods, and the resources, to take these businesses to the next level. They will also reveal tips on how to be successful in their industries from lessons learned in the field. These one-of-a-kind endeavors will be built from the ground up - with our team of experts helping to navigate every step of the way to find that path to fortune.
Runtime: 60 minutes
Blue Collar Backers - Blue Scholars - Netflix
Blue Scholars is an American hip hop duo based in Seattle, Washington, created in 2002 while the members, DJ Sabzi (Saba Mohajerjasbi) and MC Geologic (George Quibuyen), were students at University of Washington. The name “Blue Scholars” is a play on the term “blue collar,” an idiom for workers who often earn hourly wages for manual labor. Their music and lyrics frequently focus on struggles between socioeconomic classes, challenging authority and youth empowerment. These themes are often specifically addressed in relation to the Seattle region (“Southside Revival”, “North by Northwest”, “50 Thousand Deep”, “Joe Metro”, “Slick Watts” and “The Ave”), and heavily draw upon Geologic's history as an activist within the Filipino American community dealing with issues of immigration, racism, and U.S. imperialism in the Philippines. Recent music has begun to extend even further outward, reflecting the group's greater West Coast and Pacific roots including an album devoted to exploring Geo's Hawaiian heritage on the OOF! EP.
Blue Collar Backers - with The Bar - Netflix
2012: “Lookin' Up” 2012: “At It Again” 2014: “Coming (To America)” 2014: “The Bar” 2014: “Mits”
Blue Collar Backers - References - Netflix