We recently interviewed Chicago based professional entrepreneur Ehren Muhammad. He helps entrepreneurs build brands. He approaches campaigns with project management principles to help businesses maximize their investment. He Applies his creative passions into marketing skills to help start-ups and small businesses get the most out of their ventures. So this interview will surely be very interesting for our readers.
Pro Media Mag : Please introduce yourself to our readers.
Ehren Muhammad : I’m Ehren Muhammad. I love my city, Chicago, online known as ChiBrother85 and Baby Obama. I’m a professional entrepreneur. I started a fashion line (ButtaFly Jeans); President of indie record label and my firm EMPro, Ltd helps start-ups and small business owners all over the world.
Pro Media Mag : Who or what inspired you to get into this profession?
Ehren Muhammad : It may sound cliché but my mother inspired me. She always encouraged me to do what I love and work hard for what I want. I wanted to start a publishing firm, and feel in love with marketing. While in college, I sought help to start my first business; noticed that there weren’t affordable places to get assistance as a start-up. I decided to fill that void. I understood that through consistent and creative marketing outreach, start-ups could build something with their customers.
My first client wanted to start a record label – so me being the dedicated person that I am – I learned everything possible about starting a label from the ground up. I became his business manager but noticed that he like so many other start-ups needed to establish a brand. I developed branding tools and strategies to help small businesses build relationships with customers but on a budget, they could afford.
Pro Media Mag : In what way you are helping entrepreneurs?
Ehren Muhammad : I love helping people. My brand is about helping others succeed. My firm EMPro, Ltd helps brands grow. I earned early on about the power of a strong network. Thus, through our network of service providers; EMPro, Ltd delivers cost effective marketing services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. We help all types of businesses including Talent, Franchises, and Start-Ups all over the world.
EMPro, Ltd is dedicated to our clients receiving maximum return from their marketing campaigns. Small businesses have very limited resources, so every dollar counts. They need their marketing initiatives to deliver from day 1. My team is dedicated to their marketing and building their brands equity, so business owners can focus on doing business, we focus on their brand’s growth. Our clients’ success is our success.
Pro Media Mag : What are the main services you are providing to your clients?
Ehren Muhammad : EMPro, Ltd provides digital marketing, branding, and public relations services. All services can be crafted into a full integrated marketing strategy that we will activate for the client. Also, we offer brand management services. Monthly Brand Management is a full 1-on-1 service that includes everything from us building a client’s website to creating content for their social media pages.
What makes us effective is that we tie Project Management principles to marketing campaigns. Maximizing our client’s resources and providing return on their investment is our priority.
We Specialize in assisting Small Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and Artists with our management and marketing products:
– Website design and marketing
– Social Media marketing
– Integrated Marketing Strategies
– Press Release and media coverage
– Electronic Press Kits (Brand, Business, Company, Event, or Musician/Artist focused)
– Hourly Brand Management Consultation Services
Pro Media Mag : Your clients belong to some specific field or area?
Ehren Muhammad : The majority of our clients’ are in the arts and entertainment fields, but we have a lot franchise owners, fashion designers, and every family owned businesses. Our focus is to level the playing field for small business owners no matter what their field.
Pro Media Mag : Did you get some specific education or its all your skills and natural abilities?
Ehren Muhammad : I studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago when I was a kid, received 2 degrees in Business Management from Robert Morris University – Illinois. I love to learn so I earned certificates in Social Media Marketing, using Hootsuite and Digital Marketing. This year I will attend a Master’s degree program in Marketing.
Pro Media Mag : What do you do in your off days or free time?
Ehren Muhammad : I love to go to the movies, and I’m a total fitness enthusiast I work out at least 5 times a week. My favorite sport is ice hockey and I have been a Chicago Blackhawks fan since I was a little kid. Mostly spend time with my family when I’m not growing the businesses.
Pro Media Mag : Have you set some goals to achieve?
Ehren Muhammad : I set new goals every day. My next big goals are to start my master’s degree program, complete my Project Management certification and then who knows.
Pro Media Mag : How can someone contact you to avail your services?
Ehren Muhammad : I’m all over the Internet. Connect with me on LinkedIn: eMuhammad
Also find me on IG: ChiBrother85 and on Twitter: ChiBrother85