Zondra Evans is the Executive Producer of the Communications Award-Winning TV Network which is a global multi-media platform. Zondra TV Network touts itself as an affordable global marketing and advertising company that leverages TV streaming platforms such as ROKU, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Chromecast to showcase small business and provide global exposure with a potential reach of more than 200 million viewers and users. Zondra TV Network is the first to develop a TV / Media Incubator where she teaches Entrepreneurs how to become a TV Show Producer. Evans is a best-selling author of The Power of Investing in You, and “IMPACT, Life, Leadership and Legacy”. Evans has shared the stage with speakers such as Sharon Lechter, Susie Carder, and Mark Victor Hansen. Evans is the Brand Equity Champion for Dallas Professional Women and is a Board Member for Smart Chill, a non-profit millennial women’s empowerment organization. Evans’ work includes national organizations such as: The National Association of Women Business Owners, E-Women’s Network, and Entrepreneurs on the Move. To be featured on the Zondra TV Network, visit ZondraTV.com.
Where did the idea for Zondra TV Network come from?
Wanted to level the playing field for small business entrepreneurs in the marketing and advertising space. Why shouldn’t a small business be able to have a custom commercial on TV and be featured.
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?
Production Planning Meetings, Producer Training and 2-3 Discovery Calls a week to understand potential clients unique needs, Interview small business entrepreneurs on Real Biz Talk with Zondra and provide business and life coaching to my clients.
How do you bring ideas to life?
I am passionate about coaching Small Business Entrepreneurs on how to creatively tell their entrepreneurial journey on TV
What’s one trend that excites you?
OTT Industry (Over-The-Top) – Streaming TV
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?
Prayer, Meditation and Consistency
What advice would you give your younger self?
There will be Ebs and Flows in business but Don’t let that create fear and cause you to seize up. Push thorough instead!!
Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.
Well at one point no-one believed that streaming would take over the way we watch TV and ingest content. Now people are seeing that streaming is the way to go
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?
Forge ahead daily in my faith walk. I repeat God’s Promises Daily and I make sure I’m featured on as a guest on others podcasts weekly to organically spread the word about Zondra TV Network
What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?
There is so much power in learning how to collaborate in order to extend your brand. Why build it – when someone else is doing it… Example: I own a TV Network and would love to have a magazine. Find someone with that asset and collaborate together. Everyone stands to gain in a collaboration agreement.
What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
The first Roku Channel I purchased came with a boat load of promises that never happened – in fact, they are out of business. I didn’t let that stop me from creating my own channel and network
What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?
Studio sets in a box (Lights; backdrop; green screen transportable mic’s)
What is the best $100 you recently spent? What and why?
Jusseion Blender to Make my smoothies on the run
What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?
Calendly and jotforms
What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
Think and Grow Rich for Women. This books helps female entrepreneurs to lean and and leverage their smarts and wit to win the game
What is your favorite quote?
“Life Circumstances don’t define you but create depth in your character”
- Be willing to try things that are unfamiliar or unheard of
- Your “Blue Rose” moments are presented throughout your life – be willing to accept it and create something magical
- Learn the power of being courageously intentional and present the world the genuine authentic you
- Recognize that you are enough – just the way you are
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