It is important for regular travelers to have a reliable and effective travel company that helps them plan their trips meticulously. It is believed that almost 90% of travelers use the internet to learn more about their destinations before booking a vacation. It not only saves you time and money but also helps you find the best and most secure hotels, vehicles, and restaurants to spice up your trip. Digital travel platforms help you understand more about the destination, possible travel options, the cultures, and how to get there conveniently.
With travel companies, you are relieved of the hassle of stressing over travel arrangements as it’s professionally handled to your liking. This is because a travel agency like Elite Travel understands market dynamics and can easily find a package that perfectly suits your budget and what you want to do.
Elite Travel is a fast-growing private and exclusive travel platform. It is a specially designed platform with a user-friendly interface that is easily accessible to all travelers. Elite Travel shares an extensive industry network with numerous top-tier airlines, hotels, cruises, and cars. Essentially, working with Elite Travel gives you access to over 1,000,000 hotels and resorts, 8,000 nationwide rental car locations, over 12,000 itineraries with top cruise lines, and all major airlines that will allow users to save up to 80% on flights, cars, hotels, and cruises with their Elite Travel membership.
The Elite Travel platform serves as a flight tickets aggregator, collecting and displaying the best, most available, and most affordable flight tickets. This will allow you to access and purchase a discounted flight ticket. “We promise to beat any publicly available price, even those from Expedia, Hotwire, Priceline, etc., via our wholesale pricing,” says the Elite Travel team.
Elite Travel also invests in keeping up with market trends, securing any available incentives, such as bag-inclusive tickets. With this, you are guaranteed a cheaper ticket, unlike if you made the choice yourself. This is unlike some travel agencies that might opt to retain the same price or even increase it to gain a higher profit margin on your ticket. For this reason, Elite Travel also allows its clients to do a market comparison if need be.
Elite Travel also hints at offering their clients the rare opportunity for economy-standard ticket class flights, which include early seat selection, meals, checked baggage, and other privileges, for only almost the same cost as what ordinary airlines sell economy-basic tickets, which can amount to a substantial discount.
This partnership for client discounts is also spread across all of Elite Travel’s services. Thanks to these partnerships, you also gain access to some of the best hotels at discounted rates. Becoming an Elite Travel member also comes with special benefits exclusive to this team.
In the coming years, the goal is to scale Elite Travel as the go-to booking platform for entrepreneurs and regular travelers. The team is also working on expanding its operations to cover more locations across the world.
Empowerment frequently lies at the core of the ventures of entrepreneurs who needed it themselves at one point or another. Looking back, Sima Azadegan, the creative visionary behind Sima Collezione, did not have a voice as a young girl. Today, she has taken on the mission to empower other women, help individuals in need, and highlight the values of love, compassion, integrity, peace, charity, and human kindness.
Sima Azadegan, the third child of an immigrant family, is a multi-talented personality who started her classical piano training at the age of nine — an endeavor that set the momentum for the trail of accomplishments laid out before her. Years down the road, this Political Science and Music graduate from the University of Southern California is now a classical piano teacher, classical opera singer, mother, and wife.
Additionally, Sima Azadegan has served as a board member to numerous charities and humanitarian organizations, including Hadassah, Neuro Muscular Disease Foundation, and Beyond Vision, to name a few. Currently, she stands at the helm of the Visionary Women, a non-profit organization led by Beverly Hills mayor Lilli Bosse, as well as actively engages as a member of the International Female Society of Entrepreneurs, Children Hospital, and Children International.
On top of her impressive collection of accomplishments, career milestones, and roles, Sima Azadegan is also a highly acclaimed fashion designer behind the widely acknowledged Sima Collezione.
Sima Collezione is a brand dedicated to empowering women by creating bold and vibrant dresses all intended to bring out the inner light and beauty within each wearer. It takes pride in its signature line called Dream Dresses, which is made up of 50 haute couture designs distinct from each other.
These designs came to life even without Sima Azadegan bagging a fashion degree under her belt. Managing to produce phenomenal designs that were all brought forth by her higher consciousness, this inspiring powerhouse used bold solid colors in her fashion line to give women confidence and banked on jewels and other embellishments to allow the dress’s owner to take center state wherever they will go.
For Sima Azadegan, introducing to the world her works of art is her way of taking ownership of the voice she did not have before. Through Sima Collezione, she wishes to see women empowered enough to express themselves and grow into their own skin and not into the mold society wants them to take.
Furthermore, at the core of her initiatives is the vision to create the most beautiful dresses the world has yet to see. Alongside this commitment is the dream to help women charities as long as she lives, and Sima Azadegan is always in the process of realizing this dream through her company as each purchase at Sima Collezione helps a woman in need.
In the future, this awe-inspiring woman plans to continue reaching out to women who have long grown exhausted with the superficialities and manipulations prevalent in the world. By propelling Sima Collezione to the industry’s summit, she wishes it to become a symbolic platform of hope, positivity, and kindness, and home to top-notch fashion lines.Know more about Sima Azadegan by visiting her website, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
The United States is the land of opportunity. And it is called that way because it is a place that allows people to realize their dreams and pursue their passion. From businessmen and women to artists and other industry professionals, the US is a place for everyone. In the commercial world, it is especially hard to stay afloat, considering that there are thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs competing to dominate the landscape. But one thing is for sure, successful entrepreneurs all have their own stories to tell. Here are US Reporter’s Top 15 Entrepreneurs for 2020:
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Creator and CEO of the social media giant Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is probably someone who is known to all entrepreneurs across the world. Zuckerberg was still 19 when he created the would-be media giant. The Harvard student has grown Facebook to be a domineering platform today. Since 2004, Facebook has created opportunities, streamlined several businesses, and was key to the success of many personalities here and abroad. The American media magnate is estimated to hold over $100 billion of net worth this year.
Remmy is truly driven by helping others succeed, and you will find that very evident when meeting him. He simply doesn’t have an off switch. His early career started in the precious metals industry, where he and his management team were responsible for over half a billion in sales. During his tenure there, he was also host to national infomercials, and his on-camera work generated a staggering 65 million. His work has been featured on Fox, CNBC, BLOOMBERG, and countless other networks. He has the pleasure training thousands of sales professionals and executives across the globe.
He is a motivational speaker who speaks both domestically and internationally on topics ranging from the mindset to disruptive leadership. He most recently was the CEO of a beverage brand named Moonshine Sweet Tea where he spent the greater part of five years securing deals with Walmart, Target, and thousands other retailers.
Kendra Stephen is a trademark lawyer, business advisor, and entrepreneur. For years, Attorney Stephen has represented numerous companies, athletes, artists, entrepreneurs, and other media personalities. And she continues her legal practice that emphasizes brand management, protection, trademark enforcement, and monetization. As the founder of The Trademark Firm, she works with numerous clients worldwide on different aspects of brand protection, including trademark clearance, prosecution, enforcement matters, portfolio management, global brand strategy, due diligence, and licensing. Attorney Stephen also handles cases related to false advertising, domain name disputes, social media disputes, and strategy.
Anthony Beverley is from West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His success, he says, is not like others, and it didn’t come easy. While scrapping metal and living on public assistance, growing up in the project wasn’t easy. Anthony was never sure where his next meal would come from, but he always had the determination to become a successful businessman. After educating himself on how to strategically gather land for development and working long days and nights, things began to change for the better. Now, The Multimillionaire owns a portfolio of over 300 properties and 4 corporate healthcare agencies.
Anthony Hyland, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native, majored in Mass Communications while at Voorhees College, and holds a Certificate of Completion in Entrepreneurship Essentials from Harvard Business School Online.
Anthony holds the distinct privilege of having served the District of South Carolina and Southern Region of Alpha Phi Alpha as the Assistant Chair to the Belford V. Lawson Oratorical Competition. He is the Southern District, and Regional 1st place Oratorical Contest winner and 1st runner-up on the national level for the Oratorical Contest as well.
His book The Purpose of Power explores his life goal of becoming a world-renowned empowerment speaker through encouragement and uplifting his fellow peers. Anthony truly believes that “pacification is never an adequate substitute for honesty.”
Linda Zander is a serial entrepreneur, self-made multimillionaire, Learn@Forbes Success Instructor, Napoleon Hill Certified Science of Success Coach, best-selling author, and Global Peace Ambassador. She is a natural visionary who delivers a radical next gen definition and holistic model of sustainable success. Her revolutionary definition and model of success is the social imperative for attaining legendary success and positive social change amid today’s global challenges.
She has a proven track record of delivering success both for herself and others amid extreme personal, business, and financial challenges. She lives in Malibu, California.
“The most positive spiritually driven vibration always wins,” Linda Zander.
Melissa R. Williams is the epitome of leadership and entrepreneurship. Starting her entrepreneurial journey at the age of 9, Melissa has overcome every obstacle imaginable to become the owner of a bustling empire. Recherche’ Enterprises is home to interstate trucking company Tyme Transportation LLC, intrastate trucking company CurtaTruck Logistics, Recherche’ Properties LLC, a real estate investment company, and Recherche’ Premier Events, a full-service event planning firm. Through her success as an entrepreneur, Melissa has been invited to coach and speak all over the world, empowering women to go for their dreams and coaching them toward “mompreneurship.”
From being a business owner, to being a real estate agent, speaker, designer, creator, and writer, Valentin Siroon is a woman who is adept at many things. As young as 16, Valentin learned how to do different things by following a motto she has held firmly up until now: if I don’t know how to do something, I should learn it in 30 mins or less. Her mind doesn’t stop at anything. As a matter of fact, she has so many ventures that she has in her mind.
In her book, she tells of the freedom to go after what one’s heart desires. She further says that people should invest in themselves and their lives by choice. She said, ”Fear is something I don’t buy into. I don’t compete with anyone other than who I was yesterday. I am a natural born doer. We are called entrepreneurs because we create and live a path less traveled, anyone can travel this road. Choose, believe, and get going.”
At only 32 years old, Eric has continuously delivered innovative technology solutions and services that help businesses create powerful web software and cloud systems. He has led and deployed various successful projects for Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies.
Eric is extremely motivated with every single endeavor, venture, or project. Eric’s colleagues describe him as an innovative technology leader, easy to work with, and open-minded in learning new concepts, techniques, and solutions.
His latest venture Germ Hero is on the leading forefront of innovating the disinfection and sanitizing industry and creating safer environments amid the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the country.
Anr the Ace is an independent artist, label owner, and entrepreneur based out of New Jersey. His style of both singing and rapping mixed with his determination and work ethic makes him an impeccable artist and a force to be reckoned with.
Although he is only 21 years old, his knowledge and passion for business have shaped him into an unstoppable rising star in the music industry. His new single “No Caption” will be released on all streaming platforms on November 6th, along with a full-length music video and line of merchandise to follow.
For over thirty years, Joseph Kenney has been a noteworthy serial entrepreneur and business consultant. You may know him from his award-winning work in the digital space as the President at 316 Strategy Group, but Kenney can also be credited with turning failing businesses around with a no-nonsense and creative approach.
Kenney has been honored nationally and internationally for his work in digital media and was recently awarded the esteemed Silver Davey Award for his contributions to the creation of immersive-in-store experiences in the retail sector. Kenney currently resides with his family in Omaha.
Vasyl started his entrepreneur journey when he came to the United States. While he was trying to adapt to the new environment and culture, he was working two jobs, going to school, and generating revolutionary ideas. Today, he is running multiple projects across different industries, from automotive, energy, to IT, and fashion. Simultaneously, he managed to build his career as scientist in the nanotechnology field with multiple awards and patents on his name.
One of his business innovations, the extraordinary software development, Clio, is a one-of-a-kind platform with unique customized service that makes fine jewelry. Its customization process is easy and affordable for all types of preferences and budgets, made available to people as well as fashion and jewelry brands. Starting from a strong vision, he and his team have completed a cutting-edge software technology that does not require any installation or downloads, and allows to experience real life-quality 3D customization of the jewelry through the phone or PC browser.
Akeem Mair is an up-and-coming movie superstar who has appeared in a myriad of films like All About Money, A Wonderful World, Limbo, Silent Love, Life of a Villain, Red, Fine Line, The Kidnap, and many more. His excellent work ethic has led him to work with several film productions like the Columbia College of Hollywood Production.
This 32-year-old star has a firm reputation for delivering the highest quality performance in all his roles, may it be lead or otherwise. He’s signed under Commercial Talent Agency and recently with Minc Talent under Mariko Bellentine.
Akeem also appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show. The video he’s in has already amassed over 5 millions views to date. Ellen named the episode, “The best episode she’s ever seen.”
Lakshmi Natarajan is the founder of two businesses: Excelador, a business consulting firm and Travel Plus Them, coaching and education company to inspire parents on their journey to raise global citizens. Lakshmi has two decades of corporate experience across marketing, sales, and management consulting for Fortune 500 companies. Her passion for travel was fueled by her childhood trips to India. As an Indian-American, Lakshmi’s curiosity to learn about others stemmed from her being “the different one” in her surroundings. Leveraging her stellar global career, Lakshmi focused on her priorities as the foundation of her businesses: family, travel, education, and collaborating with clients. As a family, they have traveled to six continents and 30 countries. She said, “Travel Plus Them helps families experience the world through travel and raise inclusive global citizens from home.”
Devin Henry is a marketing entrepreneur from West Babylon, New York. He is the founder and CEO of the digital marketing agency, Next Level Marketing. The 21-year-old mogul emerged into the digital marketing scene in late 2019. Since then, Devin has helped hundreds of people increase their revenue with Facebook ads. As a Facebook ad expert, Devin is sure to bring his clients positive results. His handcrafted marketing strategies and the successes of it has led him to be nicknamed “The Marketing Wizard.”
Through Next Level Marketing, Devin Henry is on a mission to help 100,000 businesses grow with Facebook ads.
Some people are not equipped with the right mindset and skill to run a successful business. As a matter of fact, most aspiring entrepreneurs look for ways to learn the ropes behind the craft from others, even if it would cost them a little. While it has become generally accepted to ask for help in this cutthroat environment, offering aid to business owners has lost its most important human element overtime—which is genuinely caring for these struggling entrepreneurs. And as a person who expresses genuine concern to those who ask for help, Shaan Rais commits himself to help budding magnates with the challenges they face in their business pursuits.
Hailed as one of the most reliable figures in business coaching and development, Shaan Rais took it upon himself to provide avenues for entrepreneurs to grow and make them feel that someone genuinely cares. And although the business landscape often tests the characters of many aspiring moguls, Shaan made it his mission to transform the industry by highlighting the element of warmth and care in the pursuit of greatness.
Pounding the pavement to achieve his promising mission of sparking a revolution in the business scene, Shaan Rais made it his priority to groom himself for the goal he envisioned. To him, becoming a sterling figure of growth and development requires a person that walks the talk. Determined, he set out to transform himself into the person that he is today: a Master’s degree holder of two equally brilliant fields, Industrial and Organizational Psychology with a specialization in Evidence-Based Coaching and Organizational Development and Change.
Proving to be unstoppable in his craft, Shaan Rais obtained a certificate in Extreme Execution Coaching. He was also recognized as an ETA Speaker by the ETA Game Changers Program.
Although Shaan Rais has sufficiently equipped himself to set his goals into motion, his plans took an unexpected turn because of the global health crisis. Unmoved by the unfortunate circumstance, Shaan Rais redesigned his mission of helping aspiring entrepreneurs by taking advantage of technological advancements.
As the pandemic continues to exist, Shaan Rais thought it best to continue materializing his goals to help struggling entrepreneurs during these trying times. Using his talents and the power of the digital age, Shaan Rais launched #BrandedLikeALeader—an inaugural 8-week online course that primarily tackles effective advertising and marketing through the use of branding and leadership.
With the program’s multifaceted framework, state-of-the-art methods, and the founder’s unparalleled talents, Shaan Rais has strategically helped guide several budding entrepreneurs toward greatness while earning over $150,000 in 90 days. This rapid climb toward the summits of success was made possible without the use of sponsored ads.
As Shaan Rais continues to succeed in taking the reins of his chosen field, it comes as no surprise how he has gained a sterling image across the realms of business and entrepreneurship. With everything he has obtained, he hopes to continue his quest to make more successful entrepreneurs out of those who wish to become one.To know more about Shaan Rais, you may visit his website.
To some businesses, being able to grow massive profits is a genuine manifestation of success. But for an enterprise that focuses on their clients, the Podcast Squad, victory lies in seeing people achieve their goals through their efforts in strengthening the latter’s brand. And although it may seem far-fetched how business functions selflessly in this dog-eat-dog world, the company’s founders, Christopher Cox and Collin Castrina, believe that fulfillment and success in the industry do not always have to revolve around money-making pursuits.
The Podcast Squad was created to push the boundaries of podcast booking services by filling the void between the needs of enterprises and the unrealistic standards set by other booking companies. To Christopher and Collin, they saw how other podcast booking services assure results that are too ideal for the current market. So, as a result, businesses end up paying unreasonably high prices for an outcome that exudes ambivalence. Seeing how this problem continues to exist, Christopher and Collin took it up themselves and decided to build a company designed to provide clients with legitimate results – the Podcast Squad.
Unlike other podcast booking services, the Podcast Squad centers on assuring the clients of actual and concrete delivery of results. While some booking services advertise themselves around impracticable caliber in order to catch the attention of would-be clients, the Podcast Squad takes pride in their ability to gain traction through actions, not words. With the company’s state-of-the-art methods coupled with its founders’ unparalleled skills and technical know-how, it has successfully shaped itself to become a figure in the industry that boasts of more altruistic pursuits that benefit their clients’ businesses in the long run.
Although the Podcast Squad’s mission is to facilitate entrepreneurs and enterprises in the latter’s journey towards business growth and expansion, the team only accepts a limited number of clients that are deemed fit with the company’s ideals and services. This exclusive pool of clientele allows the Podcast Squad to entirely focus on their clients’ developments and provide the latter with the highest quality podcast content that leads to the best outcomes. Moreover, having a few clients only showcases how the Podcast Squad is created for the benefit and welfare of entrepreneurs and enterprises, not for the company’s profit-building purposes.
While it may seem that the company’s exclusivity exudes a certain level of selectness, the Podcast Squad’s disposition is far beyond the hoity-toity stereotype. On the contrary, the company works with equally hard-working entrepreneurs who may or may not have social media visibility and work together towards improving their marketing strategies and customer exposure. And aside from the company’s dedication towards their clients, the Podcast Squad offers these services without wasting the client’s time and without breaking the latter’s bank. This only shows that the company is beyond what others may assume as a money-making venture.
In the years to come, the Podcast Squad plans to become a force to be reckoned in the realms of advertising and business. With its indubitable ability to breathe life into the standards and assurances that they have made, the Podcast Squad is well underway in becoming a household name in the podcast booking space.
To know more about Podcast Squad, you may visit its website.
Ecommerce Marketing Agency provides full consultation and ready-to-go boutique websites to help entrepreneurs take their business online. Company founder Steven Ridzyowski is committed to helping business owners transition to e-commerce as efficiently as possible.
The past few years have seen the rise of e-commerce. With the greater availability and quality of mobile technology and social media popularity, it was only natural for entrepreneurs to move towards online retail stores. Recent social events, like the present pandemic that is raging across the globe, further emphasized the significant limitations of traditional, brick and mortar stores. However, for a business to avail of the benefits of e-commerce entails more than just signing up for an account at a website. Steven Ridzyowski established Ecommerce Marketing Agency to help entrepreneurs with the nitty-gritty of starting and managing an online retail store.
Steven Ridzyowski has over ten years of experience in the digital marketing industry. Throughout his entrepreneurial journey, he has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and skills across multiple advertising platforms. He has also advertised multiple products and brands with great success. Steven’s experience and expertise enables him to follow and predict marketing trends. Even prior to the pandemic, he realized that now is the perfect time for an entrepreneur to get started on online retail.
With his success in running multiple six-to-seven-figure Shopify ecommerce stores in the past four years, Steven decided to launch Ecommerce Marketing Agency. He helps business owners recognize that failing to adapt to online marketing and establishing an online presence through social media will only leave their businesses and financial stability vulnerable. Ecommerce Marketing Agency is also the solution that Steven has created for entrepreneurs who are paralyzed in fear when it comes to stepping out of their comfort zones and embracing necessary change.
Ecommerce Marketing Agency specializes in creating Shopify ecommerce retail stores. They help make the process of becoming an e-commerce entrepreneur as easy and seamless as possible. Steven and his team educate and guide business owners through a full consulting and mentoring process. Their hands-on and people-centered approach allows them to operate from their clients’ point of view. The consulting and mentoring process covers all areas that entrepreneurs need to master, ensuring that no detail is overlooked.
Working with Ecommerce Marketing Agency is an investment for the future. Steven knows how time-sensitive the nature of business often is, so he runs a turnkey operation with Ecommerce Marketing Agency. Clients are guaranteed a convenient experience from start to finish without extra expenses for monthly agency fees. Steven and his team take care of everything from store design to product trends and research, customer service, media buying (for ads), custom product funnels, etc.
Since its launch in 2007, Ecommerce Marketing Agency has assisted hundreds of women, men, retirees, veterans, the unemployed, and other people experience their own entrepreneurial journey. Going forward, Steven and his team declare a commitment to empowering business owners with countless opportunities in e-commerce.
Discover how Ecommerce Marketing Agency is helping budding entrepreneurs step into a ready-made internet business by visiting their website.
US Reporter has chosen 30 outstanding individuals who are revolutionizing the industries that each of them are operating on. From artists, entrepreneurs, motivational speakers to actresses, the list gives us a peek on what they have contributed to society. Some of them are start-ups, and some of them have been thriving much for many years. No matter their timeline, it is astounding that they have attained such virtuoso, even when they are still under 30.
1. Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner built her cosmetic empire at a young age. With an estimated net worth of $900million, Kylie is a woman who is looked up by many. Apart from being an entrepreneur, she is very popular for her modeling career and for starting the reality show Keeping Up With The Kardashians that aired in 2007. She is the founder and owner of Kylie Cosmetics that continues to dominate the global industry and demand for beauty products.
Travis Scott’s music is dominating the world. He is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer who climbed the ladder of success with songs that move. Travis is the genius behind masterpieces like Oh My/Dis Side, Sicko Mode, Antidote, Goosebumps, to mention a few. His album, Astroworld, received awards and nominations from bodies including Teen Choice Awards, BET Awards, and Billboard Awards. He recently dropped the song The Plan, which is expected to appear in top charts and be on the radio for many weeks.
Luan is a Brazilian-American surfer, and a serial entrepreneur, building three companies even in his 20s. Luan was raised on the North Shore of Kaua’i in Hawai’i. One of his latest ventures is ProSession, the most inspiring sports media and lifestyle brand on Earth. Luan thrives in creatively envisioning innovative companies, and he is enthusiastic about leveraging the ‘flow state’ to develop new and inspirational content and ideas.
His main passions are sports, outdoor adventures, film, culture, and moments that spark joy. And above all, Luan desires to make a positive impact by contributing to a better planet, so our current and future generations can enjoy a high quality of life.
Piper Landon does it all. She is a singer, performer, and influencer who grew up in a small Kansas town and the daughter of an inspirational top-ten recording artist. Piper was always drawn to music. At 15, she recorded her first album and played ‘cKenzi’ on the sitcom iShine Knect.
She has since been featured on numerous TV shows, movies, podcasts, and blogs and performed extensively throughout the United States. Amassing more than 120k followers on Instagram, she is now a full-time influencer, songwriter, and recording artist. She consistently travels, creating music and beautiful photos to share with her fans wherever she goes.
This kind-hearted intuitive medium launched Journey to Yahweh a few years ago. She intended to guide as many lives as possible by helping them heal and correct the direction in their lives. Tessila also wanted to impart positivity to people as they continue to thrive in a world filled with hopelessness.
Before launching her advocacy, Tessila enlisted in the US Marines at the age of seventeen. While in Virginia, she was assigned to an aviation unit, HMX-1, which directly supports the White House. At present, Tessila is still in aviation, working with a Helicopter EMS company located in Nashville, Tennessee.
While she loves her job, she is also passionate about helping others through motivationally speaking, belief block healing, and just everyday guidance. To get a headstart, download her book “I am My Chakras” through Amazon, and see what you can learn. Perhaps along the way, you will find peace through what she teaches.
Waneta Jaikarran is a 24-year-old Compliance Specialist who works directly with the CEO and executives at E1 Asset Management. After spending years networking and attending conferences, she knows what truly drives conversions among millennials when it comes to the stock market. “It’s how well you connect with people you’re trying to help and convey your feedback.”
E1 Asset Management is a full-service brokerage firm, serving investors for over 20 years committing to individual and business investor’s success, as the firm has no market holdings of its own. In addition to her extensive background, Waneta enjoys learning about algorithmic trading and finance models with python, R, and Stata and volunteers at a Hospice in her spare time.
Jacob Gland is a motivational speaker, mental health advocate, life coach, and a suicide survivor. Everything changed for Jacob when he survived a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His PTSD Service Dog, Liberty, accompanies him. Hailing from Pennsylvania, Jacob and Liberty are on a mission to touch lives all across the country. Their goal is to inspire, educate, bring hope, and break the stigma on Mental Health. Liberty and Jacob are quite the dynamic duo and can’t wait to meet anyone. They always end their videos with this message: “You matter. You are Worth it. You are beautiful. We believe in you. And if no one told you today: we love you!”
TheChattyChick was inspired and created by Celai West, at the age of seven, who loved to talk, but most importantly, a girl who LOVES her big hair. There was a time when little brown girls hated the color of their skin and the kinks in their hair, but this little girl is “different.” From her bold and unique fashion sense, her big hair and her love and acceptance for what God has blessed her with, we think she is the perfect catalyst to help forge this much-needed change.
James Peteet is a 27-year-old native of Prince George’s County Maryland and creator of the CoupleUp card game. He is a graduate of Delaware State University, and he aspires to create his path to financial freedom and create something that will help couples build healthy relationships through questions and deep conversation. His CoupleUp card game has been featured on The Breakfast Club and many other media outlets. James loves spending his spare time working with underprivileged youth and giving back to his community in the form of mentorship.
Emilio is a family-man, serial entrepreneur, and US Air Force veteran. He started his first business at 12 years old. Since then, Emilio has made money in the stock market, started a tech services company, and dominated the South Florida beverage and hospitality industries. His most recent venture is a now award-winning Café he owns and operates with his wife Jimena, called The Modern Rose. In the last year, they’ve tripled the company’s value, and expansion plans are already in place. He subscribes to a high-risk, high-reward lifestyle and learns something from everyone.
Shaina is the co-founder and CEO of DogDrop—venture-backed (Science-Inc, Muse Capital, Leap Ventures), a female-founded start-up building the next generation of dog care. Shaina lived and worked in China for over three years before returning to the US to get involved in the growing LA tech scene.
She has her Masters of International Business and is a co-instructor and guest lecturer at Whittier College. She’s passionate about international business, lifelong learning, and her miniature dachshund, Poppy.
Attila Toth Bathori is a Hungarian-American entrepreneur and marketing specialist born in Hungary. He moved to Los Angeles 10 years ago. Attila gravitated to creativity, sales, and marketing from an early age, and his interest in it was proven with a marketing Ph.D. later on. Because of his creative and innovative new marketing formulas, he soon got asked to work with well-known entertainment professionals. Based on the success he achieved in the industry, he founded his company “StarrLive – The Marketing Agency” in 2012, and he continues his journey with celebrity marketing since then.
Mukund Komanduri is an Indian American entrepreneur born in Mumbai, India. Adopted at one, his parents brought him overseas to live a modest life in Oklahoma. When he turned eighteen, he got accepted into Musicians Institute Los Angeles and started an entertainment company. Mukund noticed that his artists were always drinking giant cups of coffee in their sessions. He asked them how much they spend on coffee and was appalled by the money they waste. Then, he decided to merge coffee and entertainment to create a service that doesn’t need a physical store while delivering quality coffee to customers and bring the whole coffee shop experience right to their home.
In the early years, Anthony Hyland sought to combat life’s trials and tribulations with the only outlet he knew, which was poetry. Anthony Hyland, a Pennsylvania native, holds a BA in Mass Communications from Voorhees College, and a Certificate of Completion from Harvard Business School Online for Entrepreneurship Essentials.
Anthony seeks to motivate and educate the young minds of his beloved institution. This young man firmly believes that service is a duty, not an obligation.
Anthony is the author of The Purpose of Power. He is living in Honolulu, with his wife Natasha, sons Caleb and Cairo, and daughter Kylie. And he currently upholds the duties and responsibilities of a United States Naval Sailor. His life goal is to become a world-renowned Empowerment Speaker through encouragement & uplifting his fellow peers. Anthony truly believes that “Pacification is never an adequate substitute for Honesty.”
Nicole Rokita is an internationally-published model and the proud owner of niKETO Restaurant in Hollywood, the first all keto-friendly restaurant in California. The restaurant serves low carb, gluten-free versions of people’s classic food favorites from pizzas and burgers to desserts. Her passion is bringing delicious food to people’s tables, which is surprisingly healthy as well! Having embraced the keto lifestyle over five years ago, she seeks to inspire others to join her on a journey that has been life-changing for her health.
“The concept of niKETO was influenced by the ketogenic diet, but the key to success for niKETO is much simpler: the goal is to create awareness about the positive effects that a low carb diet has on both your mind and your body.”
Nicole is currently expanding niKETO into an entire restaurant group, which will operate several restaurants of varying cuisines but with the same mission: to keep the carbs low and the meals keto-friendly.
Tyler Bray’s entrepreneurial journey started when he was 14, flipping trailer parts online. At 22, he is a successful entrepreneur with multiple businesses in the online retail, distribution, and manufacturing sector totaling over 8 figures in revenue annually. Each business start-up and acquisition uniquely supplement one another. Tyler’s first and largest business, TK Trailer Parts, an online retail, and wholesale trailer parts distribution company, has been consecutively awarded the “Inc. 5000” fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. He is one of the youngest recipients for such an award. Tyler emphasizes empathy, positivity and innovation within his companies.
Casey Adams is the Founder of PodSwipe, and the host of the business podcast “Rise of The Young.” When Casey Adams was 15 years old he was diagnosed with interspinous ligament damage and was in a neck brace for six months. Casey took his negative situation and became obsessed with personal development and social media marketing. Since then, Casey has interviewed world-class individuals such as the broadcasting legend Larry King, the owner of the National Basketball Association’s Houston Rockets Tilman J. Fertitta, Billionaire founder of Shutterstock Jon Oringer, record executive Rick Ross, author Robert Greene, former FBI hostage negotiator Christopher Voss, Maye Musk, and many other notable figures. Casey is also a partner in MOTI Chat, a peer to peer consulting app that allows consultants to get paid per minute for their services without haggling or invoicing.
Dillon Kivo is an American entrepreneur, Amazon best-selling author, keynote speaker, and prominent media tycoon and thought leaders who started the global digital media platform, Kivo Daily Magazine. He is the CEO and Founder of Authority Titans, helping executives and business owners find their competitive edge and help them dominate the digital space by sharing unique and impactful stories through public relations, advertising, and social media marketing.
For years, he has worked with up-and-coming entrepreneurs, successful business moguls, top artists like Ice Cube, athletes like Ryan Sheckler, and the NBA and NFL players to elevate their authority and establish their digital footprint, and position them for success.
Kivo and his work have since been featured by Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, and other world-renowned publications. Because of his hand in many prominent people’s success, he is advising some of the most iconic Fortune 500 companies, celebrities, non-profit organizations, and executives.
Kenneth Dennis is an entrepreneur and marketing expert. He has grown and built a 7 figure company through his marketing and business acumen and is the owner of the Tax Reduction Company Inc. His company has helped thousands of business owners save thousands on taxes. He is an expert in direct response marketing and sales strategies, helping turn leads into clients at scale.
Raven Magwood’s calling to impact the lives of people began when she was still 12 years old. After authoring her first book at the time, she was invited as a keynote speaker in Charlotte. That was when she decided that life had a bigger plan for her. Now an author of several books, a highly sought-after motivational speaker, and an entrepreneur, Raven is living a life of commitment and success. The national gymnastic champion-turned-influencer continues to speak at events and volunteer in noble causes to inspire change and the youth.
Have you ever seen someone struggle to launch a business, and didn’t understand why their delivery wasn’t translating into dollars? This bright entrepreneur finds aspiring business owners who seek structure to develop systems, creating an online presence, find winning products, and establish brand positioning online. Companies often struggle when they don’t lead with value & tell compelling stories. ProdbyPack solves this by A&R’ing companies through proven systems that increase bottom lines. ProdbyPack’s unique transition from exclusively producing music artists to producing businesses offers cutting edge deliverables, including soundtracks and aesthetics that attract quality leads to brands on social media.
Empathy Queen™, founded by Emotional Intelligence Coach, Tarmim Khan, is the first American-Bengali Muslim Woman and Mental-Health Professional who has successfully transformed her messes into messages through Emotional Intelligence and now dedicates her life uplifting and inspiring others – only at the age of 26! Khan utilizes her experiences of being a Therapist and Counselor providing businesses with Emotional Intelligence Training to cultivate a healthy work environment leading to exceeding business goals. Khan also provides 1-on-1 coaching sessions via Zoom to learn, develop, and master emotional intelligence to achieve happiness, success in relationships, and life.
Born as an empath, Tarmim dedicated herself to serving others from a young age and has therefore been featured in news outlets such as ABC7, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, and more. Khan has generated an organic audience of over 5,000 via social media, closing numerous clients in a short span of time. Furthermore, her business has been featured in multiple publications just within LESS THAN six months of starting her business. She currently has clients both nationally and internationally!
Voiceveray is an independent gospel artist from Columbus, Ohio, who has a very distinctive sound like no other. The young disciple rising with followers totaling over 25,000 supporters across all social media. He’s seen on ABC, LA Wire, New York Weekly, Chicago Journal, E Monthly News, and more. He’s only at the young age of 24 and the CEO of his label called Voices Choices Studios. This luxury brand provides audio engineering, mixing, and mastering services for gospel artists alike needing “Premium Quality Sound.” This powerhouse also features merchandise from face masks, which he had dozens of orders that sold out in the first three days! Since then, he’s added hats, shirts, and joggers to the collection! Check out his most recent project called Tales of Mother. The project was made in honor of his mother passing away and was released last May on Mother’s Day. Voiceveray wrote, engineered, mixed, and mastered this whole project himself.
Divinity Ray is an award-winning hair artist known for their bold and courageous vivid color designs and larger-than-life personality. Divinity specializes in transformations, precision haircuts, balayage, and blonding techniques. Divinity creates a unique and original vision. Every new client is seen as a blank canvas and no two people ever leave with the same style.
As a traveling hair artist, Divinity curates a luxury home salon experience fit for a celebrity. Working with only cruelty-free products, while bringing in half a decade’s worth of knowledge, clients often refer to time with Divinity as being “spiritual” and “sacred” as they have memorable healing touch.
Outside of hair, Divinity Ray has collaborated with big brands such as Burt’s Bees and Crocs. They are represented by The Driven Agency, LA. Divinity is able to provide an expansive reach for brands looking to diversify their portfolio. Divinity is a fierce advocate for mental health and the LGBTQ+ community and uses their platform to advocate and inspire others.
Lanetra King is a senior publicist, director of communications, and owner of IndieKater PR, a five-star public relations firm. She has been a trailblazer in helping industry experts, and influential brands build a reputable public image and increase their credibility through publicity.
Lanetra has over a decade of experience securing numerous media opportunities, including CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, NY Weekly, Yahoo, and more. She’s also made monumental strides with major networks like BET, MTV and TV One in brand partnerships, events, award shows, and movie premieres. Traveling the country from coast to coast, Lanetra has made connections with some of the nation’s top entertainers and business executives.
Before becoming a full-time entrepreneur, she kicked off her career working her talents for nonprofits like the Ministry of Hope in Malawi, Africa, corporations like Sears and Verizon Wireless, and agencies like Post No Bills with notable clients such as TNT and ESPN.
“One thing I’ve learned is that your 20s are a time to take and embrace risks,” says Jessie Goldenberg. As a successful entrepreneur and Founder of Nomad, Jessie serves as a living testament that living in the 20s is the prime time to take the leap and pursue one’s passion. Nomad is a mobile fashion retailer hitting the streets of NYC since 2013. Before founding her own company, she landed a job at CBS. Now, Jessie is riding the waves of success with the fashion boutique she once dreamed about.
Sam Crowther founded Aussie-based Kasada years after he got out of high school. Before Kasada, Sam worked as a security consultant for Macquarie Group. He eventually decided to resign from his post and created his cybersecurity start-up that has immensely grown over the years.
Kasada was made to protect web pages and online services from data scraping, click fraud, and other automated bot attacks. Sam revealed that a US expansion is underway after securing a $2.5million capital investment from Reinventure VC and Our Innovation.
“I sit there some nights looking at the computer, thinking, ‘how can I make things better?’” This thought started Blake Garrett’s eventual success. He is the creator of School Bytes, widely-used school administration software. Blake created the software when he was 17 after overhearing the office staff of his campus complaining about their office administration’s lousy system.
At the latest, School Bytes is being used by more than 180 NSW government schools, and only 15 were using it a year before it. “Technology is always changing, so it’s really exciting.”
At 18, Cam Greenwood founded Monsta Surf, a surf brand that signaled his entrepreneurial success. The company he has founded aims to become one of the most popular clothing brands while generating funds for greater purposes like water infiltration delivery to several countries. Monsta Surf connects with customers on a deeper level, starting discussions about passion, ideas, and life’s purpose. The brand has now penetrated to more than 40 nations across the world.
Gen George is a serial entrepreneur – a woman challenging the status quo in the entrepreneurial world. Her name appears in several Under 30 lists for many publications.
Founding and running several companies like Skilld, OneShift, and now, tamme, George is impacting the community on a whole other level. She also runs Like-Minded Bitches Drinking Wine with her close friend, Jane Lu. According to her, it should always be the mindset of an entrepreneur to “learn as we go.”
Business coach Marshon Thomas is a leading expert in marketing with over fifteen years of customer service experience. Marshon has worked as a social media consultant for many projects, including Spike Lee’s Kickstarter project, which raised $1.4 million. Throughout his career, Marshon has created and grown many different businesses. The serial entrepreneur has a deep understanding of what it takes to level up a business.
Marshon Thomas grew up in San Francisco, California. He has been working in the business space since he was only fourteen years old. He always had an entrepreneurial spirit and sold candy to his classmates in grade school and blend tapes when he was a teenager. After high school, Marshon joined the navy and became a dental/emergency technician.
After he left the military, he established a janitorial business and worked as a security professional at the same time. He sold the janitorial business afterward to explore a new trade, which led him to work in the semiconductor industry. All the while, Marshon Thomas studied the stock market in the late nineties and started investing soon after. Marshon has earned well over six figures in the stock market and has recently dabbled in cryptocurrency.
Marshon Thomas is a certified life coach and extreme execution coach from Fowler Wainwright International. Additionally, he has written several well-received articles for yourtango.com and more.com.
Today, Marshon is a serial entrepreneur who also mentors others in the stock market. He has had great success in helping startups generate more income through social media. He also coaches IT professionals in advanced English to help them reach new heights in their careers. Marshon is currently focusing on assisting high-tech startup companies that are trying to scale their business but lack the business acumen to make the right decisions.
The best attribute Marshon Thomas brings to the table as a business coach is his ability to forecast future success. In his fifteen years as an entrepreneur, he has learned how to get a feel for the market and how to predict the next big thing to help a business be one step ahead of others. He also has the ability to train others without being condescending. His time in the military taught him that it’s better to encourage than to discourage, and Marshon has taken this lesson with him to all the training sessions he has conducted in the military and the civilian world.
Marshon’s fifteen years of customer service experience has taught him that customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance. As an entrepreneur, he goes out of his way to make sure the customer is satisfied with his service. What motivates him when it comes to business is his desire to solve a problem. Many other startups have difficulty staying above water. For Marshon Thomas, any bump in the road is an opportunity to learn and grow.
In the future, the business coach is looking forward to possibly starting his own branding agency. He has worked with a roster of amazing, well-known clients and is excited to develop a globally competitive business.
Empathy is vital in a seemingly competitive world, such as the one people live in today. Sharing knowledge and resources is essential, and with the recently emerging mentorship platforms, there seems to be much hope for those who are willing to work hard and learn. At the forefront of this educational space is Dr. Velma Trayham—an award-winning marketing expert and entrepreneur.
Velma is the founder of a pioneering non-profit organization in Atlanta, Georgia, called Millionaire Mastermind Academy. The economic empowerment program, launched in December of 2017, aims to empower women and help them rise above poverty through entrepreneurship. Since its launch, Millionaire Mastermind Academy has spearheaded numerous entrepreneurial programs that have elevated the lives of women from poverty, helping them create a promising future for them and their families. Through the platform, Velma has coached over 5,000 women through economic empowerment conferences. Today, it hopes to continue leading impactful and innovative programs that benefit the lives of female business owners, especially those coming from economically unstable communities.
To further her reach in this mission she has set out to do, Velma has recently set in motion her own talk show called “Millionaire Mindset with Dr. Velma Trayham.” The educational show, which centers on business empowerment and entrepreneurship, airs on the AIB TV Network every Friday. It has an audience of over two million households via the cable systems of Comcast Channel 295 and AT&T U-verse Channel 6 and is available for streaming on various devices through the AIB Everywhere platform.
Furthermore, Velma is the CEO of several successful businesses, including Atlanta-based enterprise Thinkzilla Consulting Group. Through the said company, she and her dedicated team help numerous small businesses, government agencies, and even Fortune 500 companies in terms of marketing, branding, public relations, and corporate events, among other services. Led by Velma’s tenacity and sincere desire to be instrumental in others’ success, Thinkzilla Consulting Group has helped over 200 prominent organizations in achieving their revenue and branding goals.
Praised as one of the Nation’s Top Business Experts and one of today’s leading revolutionary thinkers, Velma has serviced notable clients, including Herozona Foundation, NASCAR, FIJI water, and Atlanta Airlines Terminal, among others. She has been awarded numerous accolades in her career as well, with the most recent ones, including the 2019 Top Leadership Award by the International Dream Team Academy and being named one of the 2019 Atlanta Business League Top 100 Women of Influence.
Velma is committed to sharing her knowledge and helping facilitate the success of others. She believes that successful leaders like herself have a duty to do so to further contribute to their communities. The entrepreneur has her sights set on using her experience in creating and marketing her businesses to aid others in doing the same for their own enterprises. She shares: “I was motivated to build my brand because I had to overcome poverty and my circumstances. When I realized how hard it was for me to do that I realized I had to help other people overcome the barriers that I had overcome. I am passionate about creating a blueprint for the next generation of leaders.”
To connect with this vibrant entrepreneur on a mission to change the world, visit her website. One may also know more about her company, Thinkzilla Consulting Group, through its webpage.
Over the past decades and with the help of organizational psychology and workplace studies shedding light on the impact of work on wellbeing, the concept of burnout has made its way to more organizations and entered the mind of more individuals. The collective awareness about the psychological consequences of ceaseless toiling has paved the way to the observance of strategies designed to address this particular state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion.
FWRD Institute founder, Juliet Obodo, is no stranger to this form of fatigue that the World Health Organization has termed an “occupational phenomenon.” And her firsthand experience with burnout served as the driving force behind the establishment of a platform that promotes brain health.
Juliet is a graduate of Psychology who found the appeal of connecting people with exciting and innovative tech products and decided to pursue a career in this industry instead of proceeding to medical school to earn a degree in Psychiatry.
After ten years of excellence and hard work in the corporate world, Juliet proceeded to run her own design agency, as well as a lucrative business funding startup. But the pursuit of dreams and the constant running after personal and professional goals, when not coupled with breathers now and then, have long been proven to be a recipe for mental weariness.
Juliet herself experienced severe burnout as a consequence of spearheading two six-figure ventures to the center stage of their respective industries.
Refusing to stay unable to cope with stressors and drained, Juliet searched for a cure, re-discovering the power of hypnosis and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP, as a result.
And now, this master hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner has been a source of support and guidance for other stressed-out business owners. Through FWRD Institute, Juliet offers personal and professional development programs for individuals and startups.
By banking on hypnosis-based methods especially designed for overthinkers, FWRD Institute has assisted numerous clients in terms of tapping into the power of their subconscious minds to hit individual or team goals. Moreover, this brain training authority has guided celebrity clients in beating addiction and overcoming depression, helping them obtain new roles and opportunities in life. Additionally, it has also enabled startup founders to become the transcendental leaders they have always envisioned themselves as.
With the degree to which FWRD Institute has optimized the minds of students, teams, and entrepreneurs, it is not surprising that it is on the track of becoming a leader in the brain optimization space. This future can be easily realized primarily because this health-oriented company is committed to being at the side of every client as they unlock the key to their potential.
Workplace culture and the expectations regarding productivity have combined to lead workers to the brink of mental collapse. And in recognition of this, Juliet, who is currently studying for her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a focus on Ancestral Trauma, vows to make FWRD Institute as the reason why today’s minds will be able to avoid the health pitfalls created by toxic work behaviors.