Kubi Springer decided to become an entrepreneur at 17 after an injury ended her hopes of a dancing career. Rather than jumping straight into the fray after graduating from Westminster University in 1998, however, she decided to learn from someone who had already proved his business prowess: the hip-hop star Sean “P Diddy” Combs.
“I wanted to work with him because he was the biggest urban mogul at the time,” said Springer, now 37. “He was launching clothing lines, his record label was doing well . . . so I worked for him for three years at Blue Flame, his marketing and advertising agency. It was very small at the time and he was very hands on. I spent a lot of time with him.”
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