We had the good fortune of connecting with Milan Mobley and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Milan, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Of course, my thoughts are starting your own business is phenomenal. However, I also know it isn’t for everyone. Starting a business requires a lot of investment from time, money and energy. Having a business overall requires the (3) previously listed. The greatest part of having a business isn’t the freedom of not working for someone else – but the impact you are able to make. I think anyone that has a passion/purpose that’s designed for impact and is okay with making an investment in their time, money and energy go for it. I do want to add – that you must be prepared to always be creative to keep your business fresh and afloat.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am the founder and CEO of Umanagement Strategic Communications and Public Relations Agency, the founder and creator of the Women EntrepreneuHERs brunch and the host of the popular international podcast – “Your Bossiest Friend: Podcast.” I specialize in helping women create profitable 6-figure brands, helping entertainment, small businesses, and Corporate entities establish credibility longevity and success through unique communications strategies and educating and Preparing entrepreneuHERs around the world to grow & Sustain Profitable Business. What set’s me apart from others in a variety of things – however, my biggest thing in all my work I like to focus on my clients having sustainability and longevity in their brands. I am the proudest to date that I’ve been able to assist over hundreds of brands grow, sustain and reach their most desired goals. It’s been a long journey to get to where I am today professionally. I had to make many mistakes and restructure my business model several times to see the brands I’ve always envisioned. I am happy to say that I am still improving and growing daily. If I had to share a piece of my journey with the world – I want to be transparent on how things aren’t always Gucci. I’ve had years where I was able to afford all the designers I could imagine. Then I’ve had times where I only had enough to pay just my rent. The moral of the story is – I kept grinding because my faith was bigger than my wallet.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
If my best friend came AGAIN after the pandemic is over – I would take her a few places. Starting with Juicy Crab the last time she was in Atlanta I took her for her first time and she loved it. We had to rush because we had to get her to her flight – so we desire a redo. I would also take her to the Coca-Cola factory – in college, I couldn’t stop getting her to drink soda and eat chocolate. She also love museums and things full of information (i.e. that history) I know she would appreciate that. The Sugar Factory has to be on the list – our time in Miami she enjoyed it but she’s never been to the one here. We have pretty cool Hookah lounges here and that’s one of her favorite past times. Lastly, cook for her – she loves my steak & cheeses.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
God is number one – he is the CEO of my life, my business all that I do I am just the manager. Without him none of my success today would be possible. Secondly, my supporters and family – anyone who has supported me over the years either from purchasing from me, becoming a client, encouraged me, prayed for/with me, shared my post. Any small or large act it hasn’t gone unnoticed you keep my engine going and the fire burning up under me.
Other: Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/your-bossiest-friend-the-podcast/id1476649298
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