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Join Dana James-Mwangi and Williams Brack during the Grindset podcast as they uncover the stories, successes, and challenges of business founders and entrepreneurs. This talk show takes the listener on an entrepreneurial journey from start to finish. Grindset is recorded in Memphis, Tenn., presented by Epicenter, and powered by Kudzukian.

Apr 29, 2024

In this engaging episode of Grindset, Dana Pointer, CEO of PreserverPartners LLC., delves into the non-traditional approach of asset management her firm takes, serving high net-worth individuals and institutional clients. She highlights the challenges and triumphs of convincing traditional institutions to...


Apr 5, 2024

This episode of Grindset explores the remarkable journey of Miss Betty Joyce "BJ" Chester-Tamayo, the vibrant owner of Alcenia's, a soul food restaurant that has become a cultural icon in Memphis, Tennessee. Celebrating 27 years of success, Miss BJ shares her personal and entrepreneurial journey, from overcoming tragedy...


Mar 13, 2024

In this insightful episode of Grindset, hosts Williams Brack and Dana James Mwangi engage with Chef Monique Williams, the co-owner and culinary mastermind behind the acclaimed restaurant Biscuits & Jams. This dialogue sheds light on the complexities and challenges of the food service industry, emphasizing the importance...


Feb 24, 2024

In this inspiring episode of Grindset with Dana and Brack, we delve into the remarkable journey of Mrs. Elaine Turner and her daughter Alana, the dynamic duo behind Heritage Tours and the Slave Haven Underground Railroad Museum. Discover how they overcame legal challenges and societal barriers to establish the first...


Feb 24, 2024

In this captivating episode of Grindset, we witness a significant moment as the torch is passed from outgoing host Cynthia Daniels to incoming host Dana James Mwangi. Cynthia, a renowned event planner and a pillar in the Memphis community, shares her inspiring journey of uplifting local businesses and creating landmark...