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Shakira M. Brown

2018 Speaker

SHAKIRA M. BROWN is an award-winning PR and branding expert, and CEO of SMB Strategic Media LLC. SMB is a firm that helps small business owners get to the heart of why the customers and clients buy their goods and services, helping them clarify their message via strategic brand messaging. The company helps businesses convey their competitive advantage with custom public relations and content development services to help them stand out in their market. Brown is also the founder creator of The Functional EntrepreneurTM philosophy and marketing consulting for America’s Small Business Development Center at The College of New Jersey. She has nearly twenty five years of experience in public relations, television production, branding, marketing and website strategy. Brown has won over thirteen industry awards in various disciplines for her work and is a frequent business speaker at professional conferences. Known as “The Small Biz Whisperer,” she is the host of Moment Masters Show small business podcast available on iTunes and Google Play. She is also a contributing writer for @smallbizwhisper