Watch an interview with Donna Baxter Porcher, the CEO and founder of Soul Pitt Media who was featured on the latest “6 Answers: A Woman’s Story” segment on June 16, 2021, hosted by Mikey Hood on KDKA-TV Pittsburgh Today Live (PTL). You’ll be surprised to learn some interesting facts about Donna in this fun, fast, 6 question interview!
Donna Baxter, former rap artist (Misfits in the Attic) and CEO/Tech Diva of Soul Pitt Media says why you need to get online or get left behind. Watch on Hustle & Heart TV with Darieth Chisolm. #HustleandHeartTV
More women seize opportunities to start businesses – Tribune Review, Saturday, April 19, 2014
Donna Baxter avoided going into debt when she started her company, Soul Pitt Media. What began 14 years ago as an email newsletter for Pittsburgh’s African-American community has grown into a multimedia company with a 12,500-circulation quarterly print magazine, active social media presence and entertainment and lifestyle website, TheSoulPitt.com.
Baxter, 45, of Wilkinsburg, relies solely on advertising to pay for a handful of editors, ad salespeople and freelance writers. Otherwise, her overhead is low. Baxter has Web design skills and does the online work herself.
“There are just so many more ways to do things and not spend a lot of cash,” she said.
Still, Baxter has not committed herself to the business full-time. She kept her day job as a graphic designer, because she enjoys her work and needs the health benefits, she said.
Former hip-hop star rises to media mogul, president of NAWBO – Post-Gazette, November 4, 2013
Business owners don’t often associate the creativity, congeniality and persistence that’s required to build a brand with building a rep in the rap game. But for Donna Baxter, the new president of the National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Pittsburgh, a 10-year transition from emcee to entrepreneur followed a natural course.
“[Hip-hop] taught me to be confident on stage speaking to people. It taught me to always be ready at the drop of a dime,” she said. “Just like you have to be ready give your elevator pitch to pitch your business, you have to be ready to pitch your music.”
County executive informs women business owners – New Pittsburgh Courier, Nov 7, 2013
Web site helps promote ‘soul’ searching
Monday, March 27, 2006
By Monica Haynes, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Donna Baxter being interviewed by Al Levine about Soul Pitt Quarterly Magazine
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