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The Necessary Entrepreneur

Feb 27, 2023

The Necessary Entrepreneur welcomes Jay Banks of TheNativeBrand for a conversation. On Cincinnati Reds' Opening Day 2014, Jay filled his backpack with as many shirt as he could. Selling each handmade shirt on the streets of Cincinnati, Ohio. For two years he grew this brand organically and now has a state of the art store at Newport On The Levee with clues to finding TheMadScientist Lab within the store. Jay talks about growing his business, obstacles he had to overcome, the design and printing process of TheNativeBrand apparel, and what it means to be Native.