Entries by Andaiye Taylor

Beyond Brick City: Labor Day in Montreal

I’d heard from a number of people that visiting Montreal feels like visiting a European city. With both Labor Day weekend and a friend’s birthday to celebrate, it was the perfect international trip (even if just over the border) for my and four friends’ schedules, budgets, and desire for a nice change of speed and […]

Spotted: Lynda Lloyd leans Newark

Newark city council at-large candidate Lynda Lloyd chatted with developer Gabriela Levit yesterday at Lean Startup’s “Still Summer ” social, which was held in the event space at Center Stage Cuts on Broad Street. The event was an opportunity for current and aspiring entrepreneurs to get acquainted with the Lean Startup Machine organization in Newark, […]

Sneak peak: The fragrance agent

You’ve heard of the sports agent. You’ve heard of the music agent. But what about the fragrance agent? Entrepreneur Bart Schmidt’s Newark-based company, Brands With Purpose, is a fragrance agency. “I used to work for one of the fragrance houses that just created the fragrance – the juice,” he said during our recent interview at […]

Sneak peak: Living (and growing) richer in Newark

Update: Brick City Live’s full interview with Tiffany Aliche is now live. If you succeed in Newark, it puts you on the map. So says Tiffany “The Budgetnista” Aliche,  the best-selling author of The One Week Budget, media personality, public speaker, and personal finance educator who has seen her success and reach mount steadily year after […]

Sneak peak: Miriam Farkas creates a food services ecosystem

Miriam Farkas is a Columbian-born former food service industry executive who launched her own event planning and marketing businesses right here in Newark a couple years ago. Farkas, who operates her businesses out of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership’s (IFEL’s) member co-working space at 550 Broad Street in Newark, said her food services career has […]