We had the good fortune of connecting with Bryan Hobbs and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Bryan, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
What was my thought process behind starting my own business? Well, to be honest at the onset it was me wanting to decide when I wanted to work and how I wanted to work. Spending years in the corporate world working for others you get to see a lot of things, some you like and some you don’t. When the opportunity to help others by developing a unique product presented itself, I didn’t hesitate to take that leap of faith. While working those traditional jobs I always felt like I was destined to do more than to just work for others. I have always been more inclined to help others in any way that I can and this venture embodies that desire.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Pruuvn is a credentialing and data management company developing tools, leveraging blockchain technology, to empower the gig economy. We have developed a frictionless credentialing and employment platform that utilizes blockchain technology for on-demand access and increased security. Targeting employers that use freelancers/gig workers, we provide fast and cost-efficient background screening and verification. Our platform allows employers to accurately verify and screen the background and identity of potential gig workers faster and at a lower price point than the current process. The platform also allows the gig worker to maintain control of their credentialing and background data, and share this data on-demand to employers, financial institutions, and other entities. We create value by reducing the time to onboard gig workers by as much as 75%, reducing the cost of the onboarding process by 30%, and reducing the time to start earning revenue for both the employer and the gig worker. We also provide the gig worker with greater flexibility, access, and control over their data and earning potential What I am most excited about right now is that we have the opportunity to help disrupt industry standards all the while helping people in the process. We have a lot of exciting things going on right now with clients that I can’t wait to share in the near future. It has taken a lot of time and effort to get to where we are as a business today. A lot of ups and downs, mainly downs in the beginning stages. Nobody really can explain to you how much time and effort will be needed to run a business. Everyone sees the end results and thinks that it must have been easy. They don’t see the long nights and days, the setbacks, and small wins that keep you going. Overcoming the challenges you face in starting and running a business involves a rare determination, and desire to prove any doubters wrong. Understanding that you can do anything if you work at it and approach it in a sensible way. That’s a part of the values that were instilled in me, as well as what I have learned over time. What I would like to world to know is that I am in no way a perfect individual and that I am only human, and I have made mistakes, bad decisions, and good decisions along this journey called life. However, to this day I am still learning and making adjustments where needed. One thing about me is that I will never give up on something that I feel there is still a slither of hope remaining.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
There are so many things that you can do in Atlanta, that our itinerary would have to be over multiple days. Let’s say this is a time when Sports overlap. Day 1: – Touch Down at Worlds Busiest Airport – Hartsfield Jackson Airport – Lunch: Cafe Circa (Downtown) – Visit College Football Hall of Fame, World of Coke, and CNN Center – Head over to a Falcons or Atlanta United Game – End the night at Medusa Day 2: – Breakfast: – Visit National Center for Civil and Human Rights – Lunch: South City Kitchen – Check out AUC Center – Trap Museum – Visit Tyler Perry Studios – Checkout – The Gathering Spot – Dinner: Poor Calvins – Peruse Atlanta Nightlife Day 3: – Breakfast: Another Broken Egg Cafe – Visit Martin Luther King Jr. Visitor Center – Lunch: Slutty Vegan – Visit Lenox – Visit Battery – Catch Braves Baseball – Catch Show at Fox Theater I can go on forever about the things to do and places to see in Atlanta. Well worth a trip to the city. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First and foremost I want to thank God for allowing me to continue to wake up every day and pursue the goals that I want to achieve. I also, want to thank my parents Willie and Elois Hobbs, they certainly instilled values and morals in me which have allowed me to achieve so much. There are really so many people that I can thank that, I don’t think that I can list them all here. My journey has received the support of family, friends, colleagues, teachers, mentors, and even just acquaintances. I have had complete strangers offer help and that relationship turns into friendships. My journey has received contributions I would have only imagined and I am forever grateful for that. In my opinion, no one can say that they achieve great heights on their own, there is always someone or something that has helped them along the way and I am no exception to that.

Website: www.pruuvn.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/pruuvn1

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pruuvn

Twitter: www.twitter.com/pruuvn

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pruuvn

Youtube: www.youtube.com/pruuvn

Other: Personal: www.linkedin.com/in/bryan-hobbs-54313630

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Mae Grace LLC

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