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Our Team

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Barbara Lindsey
Founder, President

Excellence and education are the embodiment of Barbara Lindsey of Lindsey & Associates, a Personal and Business Development Company launched over 30 years
ago. Her innovative platforms include the Los Angeles Black Business Expo started in
1989, a Speaker’s Network promoting and developing speakers like 
Internationally known Les Brown and Dr. George Fraser; Serenity Escapes which
included her famous excursions to a Black-owned Spa Retreat in Mexico. She later
opened her own Spa (just before the Recession) in Laguna Nigel with the support of her
nephew Mark and his wife Mary. She has often been referred to as the FEARLESS
Barbara always finds ways to uplift the Black community and currently uses her Sold
Out Connections social media as a unifying forum. She has received many awards, too
numerous to list, however she shares her greatest accomplishment is educating her
daughter Shauna Williams, thus continuing her brand of excellence!

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Reginald Grant, MS Ed.

He s a Business Strategist, Consultant, Speaker, and Author. He is a serial entrepreneur, former English teacher, and former professional football athlete. He has a passion to empower and inspire individuals to be successful. All because he has been helped and inspired during his journey. With the understanding that success is defined differently for all of us, we work with schools, organizations ‘and on special projects that empower people with the tools for success.  He is the author of “Entrepreneur: Your Guide To Starting Your Business” (2020), “Managing Your Brand: You Can Pimp Me, But You Have To Pay Me” (2019), Youth Entrepreneur Impact Program(YEIP) (2018), and numerous other books, teacher guides, workbooks, and articles.

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Crystal Mitchell

A business professional with a successful 27-year track record of operating a small business that specializes in providing services to business owners of start-up companies, small to medium business and non-profit organizations in designing business plans, developing marketing strategies, creating strategic marketing plans, public speaking, and training.

I have provided impeccable services to my clients and I am reliable, organized, detailed oriented, accurate, and technically savvy.

After 27 years of providing excellent services to a number of businesses, I have come to possess a vast knowledge of accounting and business solutions for start-up businesses, non-profit organizations(i.e., churches, foster care agencies, insurance companies, childcare facilities, Community Development Corporations (CDC), medical offices, internet companies and several public companies traded on the NASQ.


Tracy Brown

Tracy has always been the go-to person for unique event and project ideas with creativity, you can always count on her to have created and captured your most memorable moments.

Being an active member of the event industry, she believes in giving back to the community and industry through volunteering and sponsoring, providing a win-win attitude where no event is too big nor too small to bring into fruition. 

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Ronell Miller

Founder of HBCUstartups a tech consultant to start-up companies and product marketplace. Ronell Miller has a background in International Business where he obtained his degree from North Carolina A&T State University. After receiving his degree he got involved in politics and was a financial associate for Congressional Candidates across the nation. Ronell has worked with over 12 Congressional campaigns across America solving their financial data issues to make sure they report correct statements to the Federal Election Commission and remain in compliance. During this time Ronell got involved in training new associates and found an interest in Digital Marketing & Training.

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Cliff Pierre

Social Media Expert

Cliff Pierre is a technology consultant in the digital marketing and crypto currency space. Founder of Revenue Boomers digital marketing agency, and co-founder of NFTs By Athletes. In addition to being an author, celebrity speaker, and government contracting consultant. Specializing in lead generation, and search engine optimization services. Featured on Yahoo News, Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports, Boston Globe, AP News, ABC, NBC, CBS, and many more. Cliff has worked with small and medium sized businesses including Mattress Depot, ABC Financial Advisor, AA Real Estate Group, Phone Repair And More, My Payment Solutions USA, Rainbow Sushi Restaurant, Black Writers On Tour, and the LA Black Business Expo to name a few. Look for his new book “What is Bitcoin.”