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Inspiring Conversations with Queen Candace

Today we’d like to introduce you to Queen Candace.

Queen Candace is a Money Management Specialist from Brooklyn, NY, with a Bachelors in Psychology. Growing up, her family wasn’t very knowledgeable about finances and passed down quite a few financial generational curses. In 2015 she found herself in 50K debt. During her debt payoff journey, she realized a lot of her spending was due to emotional triggers. She used her knowledge of psychology, mental health diagnosis, financial research along with trial and error to clear her debt. Not only that but within the same year of paying off the rest of her debt, she also established her business and purchased her first home at the age of 26.

Her mission is to help the Black community switch to a wealth mindset through financial literacy, financial planning, and financial therapy. She’s assisted over 20 clients achieve financial stability. In an attempt to branch off and provide more financial information to the masses, Queen Candace began her media journey by creating CREAM Academy and then RoyalTEA. She became involved with two media/production companies that just were not the right fit and so she decided to create her own full media streaming service. A safe media space where Black voices are amplified and Black partnerships are cultivated. Queen BluePrint TV is truly “Something for Your Essence” as we’re beyond just entertainment. We’re healing, we’re enlightening, we’re teaching and learning all at the same time.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It has not been a smooth road! Transitioning from my consulting business into the media industry has definitely stretched me far beyond my comfort zone. I have to learn what works for this specific business and more importantly, this specific field. Tactics and organizational structures that worked for my consulting business definitely do not work the same for Queen BluePrint TV. So we’re growing through our royal pains by learning through experience and having some expert guidance as well!

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Queen BluePrint TV stands on the principle that working together allows us to not only build a supportive community but grow our brands & businesses to higher levels at an affordable price as we’re truly #fortheculture. We wish to provide the foundation for Black entrepreneurs to grow their brand and gain the exposure that they truly need. Content creation is great but in order to capture the eye of sponsors and monetize that content to its full potential, a professional platform is most definitely needed. We provide not only the platform but support as well.

QBTV has made connections with distribution for fully produced shows via Rude Rangers Entertainment for ROKU TV & Firestick TV. We also provide distribution for internet-based content creators through our 24HR web-based channel via Culture TV Network. We pride ourselves on being a one-stop-shop, so we have a partnership with a full media production company, graphic designer, social media manager, and publicist. We keep all of our hosts in the loop with company-wide monthly meetings/social gatherings and will have an annual business enrichment retreat as well. We want to see our hosts and our sponsors GROW and expand their brands/businesses with our full support. Collaboration and partnerships are encouraged and cultivated!

Are there any important lessons you’ve learned that you can share with us?
I’ve learned that sometimes two doors close so that five can pop open! The experiences that I had with the other production/media companies taught me valuable lessons in their own respective ways and gave me the confidence to strike out on my own. It’s okay to fail so long as you’re failing forward and learning from your experiences to continue building stronger!


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