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Shakira M. Brown a.k.a  The Small Biz Whisperer is a top branding and business  communications thought leader and her expertise is often tapped for comment by the media. Looking to interview Shakira? Please send your request and relevant details to pr[at] 


Talk of Success - NJSBDC at Brookdale

College Podcast - Shakira M. Brown

shares insights on her successful

career and business. March 2021 

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Successful storytelling  

Build your brand and reputation by leveraging authentic stories.  (09/23/2020)


Story marketing allows credit unions to build their brands and reputations by leveraging authentic stories instead of a sales pitch, according to Shakira M. Brown, CEO of SMB Strategic Media.

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On Aug 10, 2020 Shakira M. Brown featured in ...

This Is a Mostly True Story About…Business Cards

Think Covid kills the centuries-old practice of sharing cards? Think again.

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EXCERPT "...will the coronavirus finally kill the humble business card?


One woman who undoubtedly hopes it won’t is Shakira Brown."n. 

Podcast Interview: Laid Off Life 

Shakira Brown and her firm SMB Strategic Media are featured in an NJBIZ article titled, "PR agencies give small businesses a big presence" highlighting her branding work with small businesses.

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Shakira Brown provides expert commentary in the article titled, "5 TIPS TO HELP WITH SUCCESSFULLY EMPLOYING GENERATION Z"

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Shakira is  a Black Enterprise Contributor Writer 

How to be a Socially Conscious Business 

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Why Now is the Time to Get Ready For Your 2019 Goals 

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Sales and Marketing Pros, You Are Overlooking Obvious Leads

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Christopher  Hicks: A Hit Maker One Genre at a Time - read more

The One thing You Need to do to Make Your Business Grow

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Why Some Black-Owned Businesses Fail and  how to avoid these mistakes - read more

Shakira provides expert commentary on ways that  photographers can market their services - Read More 


Crain's Chicago Business - The Quick & the Dead"

Shakira is quoted regarding advertising budgets during a downtown -Read More

Shakira shares her years of experience answering "How to Leverage Brand Ambassadors for Your Small Business” - Read More

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