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Right Before Success: The Name is Jade Jones

6 minsUnless they’re making plays for you, running by your side, or paying you, it’s “all talk.” I met Jade Jones about two years ago, couldn’t forget the day. We had spoken through text through a mutual friend, but there were just so many more layers than words could reveal. While she is beautiful on first glance, her compassion, intellect, passion, and creativity make her an unstoppable force. She is truly Right Before her Success,…

7 Ways to Give Back Without Spending a Dollar

3 minsWith the holidays over, many of us are waiting for our pockets to recover from the various gifts and travel that we gave for friends and family. If you’re like me, you’re waiting for that next paycheck to come and provide some relief. If somebody asked you to give back to them right now, your answer would be a resounding NO! You would probably say no because you feel that you just don’t have too…

Thank You: An Open Letter

2 minsLove the site and  the mission, keep up the good work. You’re definitely not the same Kenny I knew [my] Freshman year. You’re so much more…But I like it. On a day of thanks there are so many people that come to mind.  When starting a project, one of the hardest parts is going through the beginning stages. Some of the people in my circle have helped to make the transition to adulthood possible.The people here…

On The Verge Of Success

6 minsBy: Andrew Porter Kenneth Duncan is on the verge of success. Born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Duncan graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Real Estate. UGA is connected to many of Duncan’s successes and failure’s alike. During his time at UGA, Duncan pledged Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. , the Zeta Pi Chapter—an accomplishment near and dear to his heart. Post graduation, Duncan has joined a consulting firm and…

Rebounding From Great Obstacles

3 minsThe greatest measure of a person is how they respond to adversity. For me, that moment happened when I got a 8-inch by 11-inch letter in the mail. It was from the University of Georgia and it read something like this… Hi Mr. Thompson, We regret to inform you…..” I stopped reading the letter as I got the picture. The University of Georgia had informed me that I would be deferred to regular admission (waitlisted)…

My Right Before Moment: Kenneth Duncan

4 minsRight Before Magazine is my story, my reality, and unfortunately the reality of millions of dreamers. A lack of resources, a lack of support, a lack of funding, all are challenges facing entrepreneurs and those that want change. I have been a victim of the paralysis that is caused by fear. Millennials are often allowing fear to rule our minds and influence our decision making and I was no different. I started two “small businesses”…

Unlock the Code: Kameon Prather

6 mins“Kameon Prather is a name you will likely hear in the future” was a quote from Kameon Prather’s feature as a University of Georgia “Amazing Student” in 2011. I had not met him personally but he was a name everybody commonly associated with music and a bright future. It appears that the future is now! Everybody that meets Kameon can not only see the passion and love he has for music, but the amount of work…

Hustlers Ambition: Justine Avoudikpon

5 minsStartups are expensive. The cost is more than just the financial burden, but also the time, sacrifices, and mental strain that comes along with it. Despite the heavy expenses, they also provide personal fulfillment, an ambitious goal, and unlimited flexibility. The expense and work tends to be even greater for minority women. In the past five years, black women received a negligible amount of venture capital funding — just .002 percent — while the number of black women starting their own…

Shark Tank UGA Edition

1 minsHere’s the game: 4 Sharks…..4 Teams…..$2000+ in Cash plus prizes!!! Shark Tank UGA will be a competition for non-profit, entrepreneurial, or organization startups on the University of Georgia campus. Each team will pitch their idea to our team of sharks who will then decide which team is deserving of which percentage of the pot of money. Each pitch will be 7 to 10 minutes in length and detail the ideas, ask, as well as potential…