Killer Mike is an Atlanta-born rapper, an activist (most recently seen in his Netflix show Trigger Warning), and an entrepreneur. He bought a barbershop, site unseen, in 2011 with the goal of creating a traditional barbershop experience that emphasized community. The SWAG Shop now has two locations, the original and the State Farm Arena (a first for a barbershop, nationwide).
Jack Dorsey, founder and CEO of both Twitter and Square, sat down with Killer Mike as part of our Self-Made series to talk about entrepreneurship, economic empowerment, and Atlanta. Their conversation covers everything from the importance of creating a business plan to finding a mentor, learning from new business mistakes, and how corporations have a role to play in leveling the economic playing field through financial inclusion and economic empowerment.