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

Hi Tivoni, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
My thought process behind starting my own business came natural. I’ve always liked vending with my aunts at yard sales, and flea markets. I worked regular jobs, and sold my products or services at my jobs. I never lasted too long because I focused on being my own boss and my business more than I cared about the main job. So it was kinda in me from the start of my teen years to work for myself. My 1st business I didn’t have allot knowledge, but to go get a business licenses that was it. I struggled, and sacrificed for years before I got the principles of how a business is legally ran. It wasn’t easy, but I knew I always wanted to work for myself, create my own hours, and make my own money. I knew about the sacrifices that it would take. I’m a risk taker, so I knew my family and peers wouldn’t understand but I kept pressing. I never take no for an answer., so I don’t give up easy even through the storms.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Wow where I do start, I wear many hats…. Black Network entertainment is a Network marketing company, and the services we provide are booking, promo, artist development, media (good news), videography, photography, we have an up and coming entrepreneur/interview magazine called “SpotLight”. Network in my books stands for reaching not only in one demographic area, I like to reach out to artist, businesses and more for business and marketing purposes. I proud and love what I do because I get to meet, and work with like minded creatives such as I am. I get to record, and meet celebrities. That’s the fun part of what I do.

It was not easy getting to where I’m at now because the rejects, the ups and downs, the lack of creatives in my area being different seemed weird and a busy body was too much for local area.

I got to where I’m at now by grinding, and not giving up, not caring if I had zero to no support. I just stayed self motivated, and optimistic at the end of the day. The doubts motivated me to prove to myself that I can win without a clap. I also kept God as my higher power to guide me through the good and the bad. I always told my kids roadblocks will come, people will be against you, but NEVER stop!

The lessons I learned along the way were to stay tru to you, know your worth, stay positive even when you can’t see that far. I also learned everybody you started with, you will not end with. You can’t take everybody with you, and hang around ppl on the same page as you.

I want the world to know that even in a negative environment, you can flip it to a positive. Black Network ent is still in the urban world, and we will overcome all obstacles with a positive mindset.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Well, I would take them to Atl the city that has never closed of course! We outside lol! Ok, I really don’t got out like I use to, I would prob take them to Cosmopolitan, Slutty vegan, and the n Edgewood to a few bars. We gotta hit up Lennox, and maybe just ride downtown and ride the Clydesdales. I love to dance, so wherever they playing music we going lol.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I wanna thank my kids for understanding the process of me being an entrepreneur, and that they recognized that I wanted more for them than I wanted for myself.

Instagram: @tivobrya

Facebook: Black Network ent & ME productions/Bne

Youtube: Tivoni Bryant

Image Credits
Mike Ekpoh

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