One of the most common questions readers ask us is what’s the secret powering the success of the folks we feature. Below, you’ll find some of the inspiring folks we’ve featured in the past sharing their thoughts on what they feel are the most important factors behind their success.

Mallory Stephens | Honeycomb Florals – Wedding Florist

There are so many factors that go into the success of a brand, and for us, I think it’s the detail-oriented experience that our clients receive. People that work with Honeycomb are given seemingly endless opportunities to customize their wedding florals. I craft every floral component to suit each individual bride, so you won’t get a standard package deal with our company. From individual flowers, ribbons, vases, even delivery boxes – we will cater it to suit your event. Read more>>

Dr. Quinita Morrow | Dr. Morrow’s Marketing Class

The most important factor behind my success is my RELATIONSHIPS! There are so many significant benefits to developing strong relationships with people that you interact with. Building and maintaining professional relationships allows you to begin to create an organizational framework and ultimately, your culture. Read more>>

Junior Bernadin | Dean of Students and IT Director at the Ron Clark Academy

As I reflect on the numerous experiences in my life, I can’t help but think about the driving forces in my life. My life is grounded by multiple factors that include but are not limited to God, family, and friends. These three influencers in my life were instrumental in helping me to understand that to be successful; you will need a purpose. My ultimate goal is to help people, especially our youth. This purpose allowed me to redirect talent and resources to a career field that will enable me to not only mentor and motivate the youth, but also train educators to do the same. Read more>>

Crystal Berklite | Newborn & Family Photographer

There are so many things that have played important factors behind my success, but I feel like the biggest factor has been support. Support from family and friends through encouraging me in my business endeavors and offering assistance in various little ways. Support from clients by leaving me positive reviews from their experience working with me, by sharing my business page or social media posts, referring me to people they know who are looking for services that I offer. Read more>>

Chandra Gore | Festival Founder

The most important factor behind my success and the success of my brand is consistency and authenticity. Read more>>

Sara Wada | National Donor and Volunteer Manager for ICNA Relief

One word: Teamwork. Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Relief Georgia team has worked endless hours these past few months during the Coronavirus pandemic, and Ramadan the holy month where Muslims fast each day from sunrise to sunset. The last few months we have aided in serving over 10,000 individuals. The ICNA Relief Food Pantry request has nearly tripled due to layoffs or other unfortunate circumstances pertaining to the pandemic. Read more>>

Averri Simone | Brand Strategist, Visual Content Creator, Speaker

My success started with finding my purpose and being persistent. I have always loved connecting individuals with the tools and resources they need. It is through Black Women Moguls’ that I can do precisely that. Before Black Women Moguls, I quickly lost interest in my previous platforms and entrepreneurial ventures. While I did not realize it at the time, they failed because those ventures were not fulfilling my purpose. Sometimes, you just need time to figure out what is a good fit for you. Read more>>

Alexis Williams | Makeup Artist/Owner

The most important factor behind my success for my business is to never measure my success and compare it to the next, yet trust the process and remain humble through it all. The success of my brand is relatability and variety for different things. Read more>>

Christina Lorré | Artist/Entrepreneur

I believe the most important factor of my success and brand is my motivation and passion for what I do! If it weren’t for me believing in my brand I wouldn’t be where I am today!! There are still so many things I want to do and accomplish and I know with God anything is possible! Read more>>

Nicole Mareno | Registered Nurse and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

The most important factor behind my success is showing up authentically. First and foremost, I am my brand. Clients choose to see me for support in healing from disordered eating and eating disorders because of my holistic and therapeutic approach as a registered nurse. Showing up authentically means that I clearly communicate my mission of helping people feel better about food and their bodies. Potential clients and referral sources see me show up authentically in person, on my website, and on my Instagram account. Read more>>

Q. Matissé Myers | Chef & Culinary Business Consultant

The factor behind my success I believe evolved from a phrase I follow very dearly which is: “Live Uncomfortable To Get Comfortable” Meaning to live without the wants we all desire so much and cut back on them to create your future. Read more>>

Adrian Tabb | Hair Stylist and Educator

The most important factor behind my success is my determination. I have always been determined to carry out a vision or a dream I have. Once I wrote the plan and research, I move. No one can dictate my study and belief, so in spite of the naysayers I continue to move! There’s nothing to wait for! Hearing a “no” is simply fuel to get to a “YES”! Belief in yourself and the process is what it takes to win. Read more>>