We had the good fortune of connecting with Trevor (Trae) Blanks and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Trevor (Trae), can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My thought process was plain and simple. GRIND! I was focused on starting my own business to take care of my family, and do things my way.

What should our readers know about your business?
2016 was when I first started my clothing business. I sold all type of clothing, and actually did great in business. As the years kept flying by I invested in multiple things and sacraficed alot. I started my sneaker business during the tragic pandemic . I wanted to create something different than what other entrepreneurs were doing at the time. After long nights of research I was able to begin with the process. Since I was a kid I had all the new sneakers ,but as I got older I thought of how cool it would be to have my own sneaker. The main lesson I’ve learned along the way is nothing comes easy . Tunnel Vision Empire is here to stay!

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.
Anyone who visits the city definitely need to check out Oak Mountain Park. The park has multiple outdoor activities to participate in. Birmingham has plenty of bars, and lounges for the socialite. The Hub located on Dennison Ave , is a great place for networking and entertainment also.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Alot of times people normally give credit to everyone but themselves. I want to first shout out myself for all the work I’ve put in. Ive been staying focus and chasing my goals for years now. (All gas no brakes) I want to shout out all the supporters, from family, to friends. I can’t forget my fiance Beth (my #1 supporter ). I appreciate everyone who’s been on this journey with me.

Website: Www.tunnelvisionempire.com

Instagram: Tblanks93

Youtube: Trevor Blanks

Other: tik tok : @ traethetruth1

Image Credits
Bethany Henry

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