When starting her business, Baboon wanted to make sure that she would have all skills covered. Her company was filled with her friends as workers and she debated whether or not she needed to just stick straight to the people she knew and not wander outside of this. But Baboon felt that the best business had people from all backgrounds within it, not just her friends. So Baboon went online and looked at hiring sites and networks to find some other workers which may have been the right fit for her job. Soon she had hired a handful of people she didn’t know at all, but knew they were capable of creating some great things.
Gresham “Gresh” W. Harkless Jr. is the founder of CBNation and Blue 16 Media. CBNation is a Business to Business (B2B) Brand focusing on increasing the business success rate by providing visibility and resources for CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners. CBNation consists of blogs (CEOBlogNation.com), podcasts (CEOPodcasts.com) and videos (CBNation.tv). Blue 16 Media is a digital marketing agency providing digital marketing services including web design & SEO to small to medium-sized businesses and organizations. Central to his marketing philosophy is that You Are a Media Company: Developing a Marketing Strategy to Connect with Your Target and Reach Your Goals. Gresham is proud a graduate of Howard University & Georgetown University. He also is a graduate of the 2020 Leadership Center for Excellence Young Professionals Program ’16 and recognized by the Alexandria Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s 40 Under 40.