Former NBA Great Baron Davis and Amanda Brinkman, Small Business Revolution: Season 6

The award-winning, Emmy-nominated Small Business Revolution is back! For the past five years, Deluxe has helped revitalize small businesses in communities across the US, including Fredonia, NY, Alton, Illinois and Searcy, AR. Lucky small businesses were selected to receive business, marketing, operational, technical and sometimes financial guidance to take them to the next level. In Season 6, the show applies lessons learned over the last five seasons to six Black-owned small businesses in communities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.

As with previous seasons, hosts Amanda Brinkman and newcomer, former-NBA star and entrepreneur Baron Davis will provide business tools and advice to business owners who will share their journeys in their own words. What the business owners learn through this process and what we learn as viewers can help entrepreneurs and business owners across the country grow and thrive.


-Advice to small business owners continuing to adapt during this challenging year

-Practical tips and business techniques to give small businesses a competitive edge

-Why the Small Business revelation has changed so many lives in six seasons

-Advice for those looking to start their own small business

-Why focus on the Twin Cities and Black-owned businesses this season?

Baron Davis is a former NBA All-Star turned entrepreneur, acting as an early investor in promising companies like Vitaminwater and Thrive Market, which he helped launch.

As a business owner himself, Baron has founded several companies, one of which is Business Inside the Game (B.I.G.), a management services organization that focuses on Black and minority founders, whose mission is to close the wealth gap while creating the next generation of leaders. He’s also founded Sports and Lifestyle in Culture (SLiC), No Label, and The Black Santa Company, whose mission is to celebrate diversity in storytelling. Baron, who has served as the producer of several acclaimed documentaries in the past, joined Season 6 of the Small Business Revolution to help further his efforts in empowering black business owners.

Amanda Brinkman is the chief brand and communications officer of Deluxe Corp. She created, executive produces, and stars in the Small Business Revolution series. Brinkman has a wealth of career experience in marketing, advertising, brand management, and interactive content. She also serves in many nonprofit roles, including vice chairman of the Children’s Cancer Research Fund Board of Directors and a member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation Board.

Great to have Baron and Amanda join Rick this week.