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4 young Detroit entrepreneurs launch podcast to talk business, financial literacy

Posted at 6:57 AM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 08:07:30-05

(WXYZ) — A group of young men from Detroit are launching a podcast aimed to help others improve their lives. Among the topics, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

The group is very forward-thinking, passionate about the city of Detroit, and it comes through on their podcast called "Boss Talk."

"We talk about the ups as well as the downs on the podcast as an entrepreneur because we all made mistakes along the way," Marcel Sanchez Sr. said.

We featured Sanchez last September when he shared his success in masonry and the benefits of learning a trade.

Now, he's dived into podcasting with three other like-minded Detroit natives, all in their 20s, discussing a wide range of money-related topics, sharing their entrepreneurial pursuits, investment and business ideas, and financial literacy.

"One tie we all have together is that we are real estate investors, and we passionate about putting the City of Detroit back together," Sanchez said.

The group has bought a couple of homes and plan to fix them up and rent them out.

Investor Tez Williams, who also runs a detailing business and TV-mounting business, said he became an entrepreneur because he needed variety.

"I need to make my own schedule. I want to just have the freedom to create," Williams said.

Stephan Akins, a real estate agent, says he suggests taking a page out of the Nike playbook – to "Just Do It."

"My motivation with the podcast – it's simply because there are other people out there that's like me who want to be entrepreneurs but they don't know how and we're helping them," Aikens said.

"Hopefully through the podcast, we inspire more people to take the leap of faith and be real estate investors and build the community, so we can live as one and get crime down, inspire the kids to learn a trade and just really show them the way," Sanchez added.

The podcast officially launched this past weekend. You can catch the first episode by clicking here.