Every overnight success we’ve seen has been years in the making. And those overnight successes are rarely because of an amazing idea or a stroke of luck. We asked some of our favorite folks from the community about what characteristics are at the heart of their success story?

Jazemine Blanding | Entrepreneur

The most important factor behind my success is PRAYER. Read more>>

Damien J. Moss | Photographer & Videographer

The most important factor is consistency. Consistency in paying bills on time, being a great financial steward, consistency with quality in what I produce, and customer service. Read more>>

Raphael Bahindwa | Visual artists, and curators

The most important factor behind everything that I do, it all start with passion. I know you probably heard that before but, being passionate is the start for a successful career. if you do something, and you’re not passionate, it’s probably not gonna last for long. But if you are very passionate about what you do, and you leave all the negativity on the side, that’s the key for success in opinion. Read more>>

Shante Thompson | Founder & CEO, DossCouture

The most important factor behind my success has been that I keep myself and other women like me at the top of my mind always. When I started my business in 2018 I couldn’t find quality statement tees that appealed to me. Read more>>

Connie Paul | Owner/Manager and Doctor

I am a medical doctor back in my home country. Using my medical skills to set up a homecare business was like adding a crown. There was one problem, how will the clients trust me when I am not a practicing doctor here in New Zealand. So I added a post graduate course in health and sciences to my portfolio. This course allows me to know more about New Zealand healthcare, their values, diversity and cultural safety. Read more>>

Cynthia Mbangue-Smith | Entrepreneur, Mentor, & Author

I have to say the most important factor behind the success of my brand is the uniqueness it brings to the community. There is no one out there like Cyn’s Play Place- At least that’s what I’m told! We’ve grown to be a household brand that caters to the needs of parents and children from infants to school-age. Read more>>

Candace Allen | Salon Owner and Master Lash and PMU Technican

Three focal points of the business model is Community, Quality, and Affordability. A wide range of women are patrons of ours, from race, age, and social economic backgrounds. I think we all learn from each other on an everyday basis. We have such a large range of services and goods available, we never know who might come through the doors. All the service providers are all-star professionals and I believe we all try to be reasonable in our price points, without sacrificing quality. We also offer refreshments and a great music playlist! Read more>>

Ana Lorenza | Choreographer & Dancer

The most important factor behind any type of success that has happened within the dance crew and with us getting booked, is only because of God. I have dedicated my whole life to God, and that included anything related with dance. So, I thank God for all the business and success that my team and I get to share with each other. I truly believe I would not be where I am today without the help of God. Read more>>

Rehanna F | Balloon Artist

The most important factor behind the success of my business I would say is consistency and the support I receive from my friends and family . I have seen a lot of individuals in the past 3 years let good opportunities in this field pass because they weren’t consistent . I chose to stay on top of it and it has been an absolute blessing. Read more>>

Chauntia Booker | Serial Entrepreneur

The most important factor behind my success is becoming aware of the importance of Self Care. As a parent, Travel Nurse, and Brand Owner, Self Care must be a priority. Therefore, I’ve created The RY Lifestyle brand for Healthcare Professionals. When your life is centered around caring for others, you can easily neglect your own Holistic needs. The RY Lifestyle mission Emphasizes caring for your entire being while striving towards Self Actualization. RY medical and fitness apparel will be available May 2022 and more Read more>>

Legit Six | “Musician” Music artist & Song writer

Being Legitimate is one of my best traits I feel like being legit will one day make the world a better place in all expects of life being Legitimate myself being legit for my family is one of the key factors of my brand and will have a high impact on the success of my brand Read more>>

Alexis Long | Queen Lex, Thee Momprenuer & Helper/Defender

The most important factor behind my success is my perseverance. I have experienced some heartache throughout life, as we all have, however, I did not let that stop me. I always tell myself, “giving up is not an option, you have a Princess looking up to you.” Read more>>

Carmon Mello | Artist & Owner of The Connectwork Sound publishing

The most important factor behind my success is my drive. I don’t get tired like Kevin Gates! I keep my will strong to constantly push, strive, and move forward. Like the late great nipsey hustle said, it’s a marathon and not a race! When you want something bad enough it doesn’t matter how long it take to get it; there’s great reward when that mission is completed. Read more>>

Henry M Tucker | Head Chef and 1/2 owner of Grub Rockstar Catering

Sacrifice. I was a government worker for 27 years and eventually retired. The last 3 years I was a full time employee and working on the business then I decided to leave and I haven’t looked back since. It was one of the best decisions I could have ever made. This has resulted in me going extremely hard for the business and sacrificing everything like down time, vacations, extracurricular activities, for now, to get to the ultimate goal of a successful and thriving business. Read more>>

Sebastien Joachim | Fashion stylist, Image consultant & Content creator

Let me just start by saying that God is good all the time, if it was not for his grace, I would not be where I am today. The most important factor behind my success and the success of my brand is the ability to identify my voice. We all have that inner voice that speaks to us our goals, desires, and greatest of ideas and then there’s the ego which aims to limit and destroy our potential. Read more>>

Ella Griffin | Serial Entrepreneur & Educator

The first thing that comes to mind is resilience. I have failed so many times that I’ve lost count, but I get up every single time. I never lay there. Had I stopped or laid there and not kept going, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Having true resilience and holding onto that winner’s attitude no matter what it looks like is key! Read more>>

Michael Angelo | Filmmaker, Director, Writer, Producer, and Actor

The most important factors behind my success in the film industry are determination and perseverance. Before starting my film company Mangelo Productions Network, so many people would laugh at me when I told them that I wanted to be an actor and filmmaker. Even some of my closest friends told me that I was wasting my time and money. Nevertheless, I had a clear vision of where I saw myself in the industry. Read more>>

Matthew Powell | Owner, Strength & Conditioning Coach & Registered Dietitian

For us it’s our desire to help people reach their goals while being authentically us. Our success is rooted in watching our members reach the next level of their fitness and health journeys and then help them set new goals and attack them too. Read more>>

Paul Jervey | Financial Planner

God and his word the Bible. There are some many secrets to success that God placed in his word. I have been fortunate enough that he placed people in my life and/or people i have been exposed that have been able to break it down practically so that i could apply to my Marriage, my parenting, my business, my clients, and my leadership. Read more>>

Scott Pennington | Clinical Director at Marietta Roswell Counseling (MRC)

The success of Marietta Roswell Counseling (MRC) is coming primarily from our scheduling process and pairing clients with the right MRC counselor. We have someone dedicated to answer phone calls and not just an answering machine. This person gathers enough information from the potential client and evaluates which counselor would be the best fit. Read more>>