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2 mins. . I love the Spendefy bruh-mance here. This was my first time interviewing co-founders and I loved being in between these two. In 2016, co-founders, Antwon and Eldredge, teamed up to launch Spendefy, a tech company that connects black owned businesses to conscious consumers. The idea behind Spendefy developed when Antwon and Eldredge were discussing the lack of economic structure in the black community. Spendefy hosts thousands of black businesses on its platform and…

1 minsJourney with Blue Episode I Hi, I’m Michelle Blue, when I was 22, just two weeks after I graduated college, I made the biggest…and probably the craziest decision of my life. Instead of going into a job, like the last four years of college had prepared me for, I decided on a completely different path…I launched my business, Bené, full time. Inspired from a study abroad trip to Ghana, Bené is a luxury scarf…

Why Your Friend’s “Consulting” Business is an Idea Worth Supporting

4 minsBeing an entrepreneur is probably one of the most “in vogue” and “cool” things to do right now. In a recent business meeting, a guest described it as a sort of “fad”. The ability to set your own hours and call yourself a “CEO” has the effect of a powerful drug running through your veins, and turns enterprising people into marketing gurus. If you add the words “LLC” or “Incorporated” behind your new creation,  you suddenly are…

Beauty and the beat

4 minsBy: Andrew Porter Few students are actively living their life with as much purpose as 4th year University of Georgia student, Bianca Godwins. In a simple introduction, Godwins would tell you she’s a microbiology major from Kennesaw, Georgia. She’d probably go on to talk about how she is the Vice President of African Student Union or how she’s both an LSAMP scholar and CURO scholar. If you were to talk with her a  little more ,…

The Broke Man’s Blueprint

3 minsBy: Kenneth Duncan  I used to fear failure. I used to fear the uncertainty that comes with pursuing dreams. I think we all have. I used to think that the only way to find success was to follow the blueprint laid by others that had been there before. The funny thing about the “blueprints” are that they are written by somebody who has failed over and over and over again. The blueprint to finding success is…

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,…

Just-Ify Your Brand

3 minsIfy…JustIfy…In some way the two names are completely synonymous in nature. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But if that’s the case a brand is worth a million.  Ify is everything that Right Before Success stands for, sharing the journey of his struggles and triumph with those close to him. Ify Imachukwu would prefer to let the brand speak for itself, but I was excited to have a chance to sit down with…

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)…