We had the good fortune of connecting with Tremaine Mcrae and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tremaine, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Initially I didn’t know I wanted to own a marketing company. I started throwing spa themed parties and events and became good friends with several venue owners artists dancers models and other small business owners. After 3 years of doing business with these small business owners I realized how much I enjoy helping other people execute on their ideas and supporting their dreams and goals.
What should our readers know about your business?
The City of Dreams Marketing started off as the TREX Spa Lounge. The TREX Spa Lounge was a business I started where my friends and I would throw Spa themed parties and events. Because of the success of the events I met several small business owners and entrepreneurs that would always tell me how creative my business and events were. I built strong relationships with all of them and would collaborate with many of them on projects and events for their businesses. Through Instagram I would help promote their businesses and help them with strategies on how to brand their businesses and increase revenue through direct sales and direct marketing. Eventually I transitioned out of the Spa party business and created a skin care line using the same branding from the “Spa Lounge” business. The skin care line became popular pretty quickly and its success further confirmed my gift for marketing and branding. One of the best lessons I have learned is that you can absolutely do anything you put your mind to. It may not happen overnight it probably won’t be easy but it will definitely be worth the struggle once you are successful. I have also learned how to get along with almost any personality type. Building solid relationships with people and putting other people’s needs and desires ahead of your own is a guaranteed route to success. I tell people all the time relationships are worth more then money! More then anything I want the world to know that my daughter and all of the people close to me mean the world to me and I just want to see them happy healthy and successful. I tell my friends all the time I want them to be rich before me! The City of Dreams Marketing was built to help anybody who has a dream or vision that keeps them up at night but don’t know what to do about it.
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?
One of my favorite areas of Brooklyn is Canarsie AKA The Floss. Canarsie has become very popular over the last few years especially with the success of Pop Smoke (RIP) Pop was born in raised in Canarsie and his music shined light on the area which is rich in culture and is filled with artists creatives and small business owners. I have spent most of my life in or around the Canarsie area. Although Canarsie is my stomping ground my favorite part of Brooklyn to hang out in is Williamsburg. This area is also filled with creatives, clubs, restaurants, stores and other venues. I have worked in this area at a very popular hotel called The Wythe Hotel. During my time at the hotel I learned alot about hospitality and business. I am grateful for the owner of the hotel Peter Lawrence for giving me the opportunity to expand my talents and help me realize my passion for helping people as well as allowing me to learn from him and his business partners about how to brand and market a multi million dollar business.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
There are several people that have helped me along the way. Almost too many to name them all. One person who has helped me alot during my journey is my business partner Sensei Madrid. He is the owner and founder of NEXT Creative Studios in Brooklyn New York. Sensei is a black belt in several forms of Martial Arts as well as a Master Barber. He is well known in my community for supporting entrepreneurs and encouraging people to reach their full potential. I wouldn’t be where I’m at today without his guidance and encouragement.
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