Small Business Expert & Franchise Owner Brittany Willis Launches ‘Protégé to Pro’ Podcast On Ebony Covering Black America Podcast Network

On the Protegé to Pro podcast, Willis invites listeners in each week as she recounts personal lessons and challenges she’s encountered as a corporate professional and entrepreneur. They serve as the foundation for expert guidance and coaching on topics ranging from career guidance, entrepreneurship, professional development, leadership, small business management, franchise ownership, and more.

Known for her charisma, reliability, and transparent tell-it-like-it-is nature, Brittany has no shortage of stories and relatable experiences to share for professionals looking to advance in their careers, open businesses on the side, or succeed as full -time entrepreneurs.

At the end of each episode of the Protégé to Pro podcast is the “Cracks of Gold” segment. It aims to inspire and empower listeners to move with gratitude and grace as they advance in their careers and businesses despite the chaos, disappointments, and frustrations of life may bring our way.

Willis successfully opened her PJ‘s Coffee of New OrleansNorth Dallas franchise location in early 2021, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. She’s now using what’s she’s learned to show others a pathway forward in a space. Many don’t know is available to them with proper planning and self-evaluation.

Creating the Protégé to Pro podcast and joining forces with a legacy media brand like Ebony is an exciting opportunity to share knowledge, resources and inspiration with people looking to do more in their careers whether it’s in corporate America or through entrepreneurship. We’ll be sharing stimulating conversations with friends and colleagues from across my professional network,” said Brittany WillisFounder of Protégé to Pro.

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Eight28 Enterprises, LLC is a portfolio of businesses including Protegé to Proa PJ‘s Coffee of New Orleans franchise location in North Dallas, and start-up, small business, and franchise consulting services. Eight28 Enterprises’ mission is to inspire, empower, and facilitate entrepreneurial and professional excellence. Its Founder, Brittany Willishas a BA from Vanderbilt University with Honors and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Arkansas – Sam Walton Graduate School of Business. Willis has more than a decade of Fortune 500 experience, successfully developing and managing corporate retail accounts valued at more than $300 million.

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