Dr. Velma Trayham is the Beacon of Hope and Success for the African American Community

The Black community has been treated poorly for ages, wherein racial discrimination is rampant. In this generation, some may be more accepting, but the fight is not over. Dr. Velma Trayham is ready to fight in the battle with words as her weapon. 

Dr. Velma Trayham is an entrepreneur and the founder of multiple businesses. She garnered awards as one of the outstanding entrepreneurs. Currently, she is the owner and CEO of Thinkzilla Consulting Group. Their agency provides innovative solutions for the branding and marketing industry. Their offices are situated in Atlanta, Houston, and Los Angeles. Thinkzilla Consulting Group has helped numerous companies, from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Some of these are Atlanta Business League, Atlanta Airlines Terminal Company, NASCAR, and the University of Phoenix.

Aside from being a businesswoman, Dr. Trayham is the voice of hope and change in the United States. She is an empowerment expert, revolutionary thinker, and transformational leader who has led 4,600 women to succeed in their fields through her program, Millionaire Mastermind Academy. She mentored these women to be the best versions of themselves and start turning their dreams into reality. Dr. Trayham authored a book entitled When God Says So, which sold more than 400,000 copies. 

Dr. Trayham aims to empower and inspire women of color to succeed in the business world. She established a non-profit organization that helped more than 5,000 women. She wants to serve as an example to African Americans and minorities as someone who has pulled through poverty. Dr. Trayham is no stranger to poverty as she was exposed to it while growing up in Houston, Texas. A change of mindset and garnering will power helped her pass through all the hurdles in her life. She then chose to follow the voice of God and left her hometown to help others. 

Recently, Dr. Trayham is in Millionaire Mindset with Dr. Velma Trayham, a talk show wherein she gives insights and wisdom that most people need during trying moments, such as this COVID-19 pandemic. The show will be aired by AIB Tv network on Fridays, through cable systems of Comcast Channel 295 and AT&T U-verse Channel 6, for Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. Through this platform, Dr. Trayham will be able to reach more than 2 million households. Her reach widens even more as her show is also accessible through AIB offers streaming services for all devices through www.aibtv.com. Dr. Trayham’s empowering empire now stretches to different corners of the world. 

Dr. Trayham hopes to build more blueprints of entrepreneurial success for the next generations to inherit. She hopes that in the years to come, she will be able to establish more businesses in the hotel industry, wherein only 2% of African Americans take part. Also, she aims to build her network to give an avenue to economic stability and an increase in job availability. 

Her battle to create more opportunities and open more doors for people of color in the business world has just begun. Head on to her Facebook and official website to accompany her on her journey to empowerment. 

Mother-Daughter Team Building a Business Empire Made Out of Sugar and Grit

As companies across the nation are  eager to welcome their employees back to the office after months of work from home life, many are seeking  a creative way to say “welcome back!” Some will share corporate swag, a banner, or a card; however, The Dessert Ladies have launched a delicious and creative solution to spark a little comfort and joy that will outshine the typical.

The uncertainty many employees that will return to their offices will face while navigating “the new normal,” combined with employer’s concerns for communicating confidence and safety presents a unique challenge for how to navigate the crucial social culture of office life.  Enter the Dessert Ladies: now equipping and delighting corporations across the nation with individually packaged dessert treats that are as mouth watering as they are safe. 

Geraldine Keogh, CEO, and Lindsay Smith, Chief Branding Officer, are the mother-daughter founders of The Dessert Ladies, an event and dessert gift shop that specializes in creating custom dessert tables, platters, and packages for events and special occasions. “We offer the personal touch and concierge service of a local business and the flair for fabulous that you won’t find in any big box retailer,” shares the company’s owner. 

The idea first came about after Geraldine experienced her own frustrations with finding a local gift specialist that would use high-quality ingredients and offer design customizations to fit her desired theme. That’s when she realized her dream to create a concierge gifting business that would help companies large and small by providing a celebrity service and gourmet ingredients. The Dessert Ladies provides their customers and clients with a way to say “thank you,” “congratulations,” or any other message one wants to express in a creative, personalized, and delicious  way. 

Since launching The Dessert Ladies, Geraldine and her highly skilled team have achieved milestone after milestone. One of their most notable achievements is joining the Goldman Sachs’ 10K Small Business Program, which is now giving birth to a new company called Bien’s Chocolate Centerpieces. The venture is a direct spinoff of one of the company’s unique bestsellers: a chocolate cake truffle with a unique feature: it’s the first ever shippable chocolate centerpiece. The Design Ladies’ indulgent dessert favor bars are meticulously designed to ship beautifully across the country to be shared and enjoyed by all. 

This one-of-a-kind and shippable chocolate centerpiece, along with their wide range of corporate gifts for every budget, will be an industry disruptor for edible giftings everywhere. The company has multiple patents pending both domestically and now internationally. Through Biens Chocolate Centerpieces, it’s now possible to ship a dessert display with both luxury and style.

Just like all of the duo’s creations, Biens Chocolate Centrepiece Towers and Bien Buddies are highly customizable so that these gifts match any theme. Many of Dessert Ladies’ clients have requested modifications like having the company logo or including a celebrant’s name. Bien’s Chocolate Centerpieces come in milk, dark, or white, whichever the client prefers for a customized, made-to-order taste.

At the heart of the company is a value for showing appreciation and gratitude. Through their offerings, The Dessert Ladies and Biens Chocolate Centerpieces hope to help teams, families, and communities celebrate small and big wins through their meaningful gifts. They hope that through their passion, they can boost morale in offices and homes all over America.

To learn more about Geraldine, Lindsay, and their talented team or their two companies, visit The Dessert Ladies’ website and Biens Chocolate Centerpieces website.

Andy Frisella Sits Down with Up-and-Coming Brand Venture Mentality

19-year-old Jacob O’Connor, the founder of the up-and-coming brand Venture Mentality, recently achieved a rare feat for his podcast – interviewing famous entrepreneur, podcast host, and author Andy Frisella at the new 1st Phorm headquarters. O’Connor’s interview with Frisella is only the second interview ever done at the new HQ and the young podcast host and rising brand owner could not be any happier.

Andy Frisella is the founder of Supplement Superstores, 1st Phorm, and many other companies. He is the author of the book 75 Hard: A Tactical Guide to Winning the War With Yourself, a transformative mental toughness program that introduces holistic change by starting in the mind. Frisella is also the host behind Real AF Podcast and MFCEO Project Podcast, where he debates and laughs with his guests at the same time about topics prevalent in our society today. With all his businesses and other ventures combined, Frisella is worth about $300 million today. 

Due to Frisella’s various achievements in business, he has been featured in various influential media platforms like Forbes, Influencive, Entrepreneur, MotorAuthority, Nasdaq, BBC’s Top Gear, and Secret Entourage, to mention a few. Sharing his business skills and inspiring life experiences on the Venture Mentality Podcast is a privilege that not many get to experience. With O’Connor’s persistence and determination the past nine months, the rare opportunity finally came to pass much to the delight of the podcast’s multiple followers. 

The Venture Mentality podcast is best known for its unique line up of guests who discuss their secrets to success and best practices to inspire listeners to pursue their own dreams to put up a business. Among the 120 guests that were interviewed by O’Connor on the podcast included ESPN Anchor Jay Harris, the founder of Netflix Marc Randolph, and Sean Whalen, the founder of Lions Not Sheep apparel.

As a lifestyle brand, Venture Mentality is committed to helping people reach their goals and pursue their ambitions. Venture Mentalist especially wants to connect with people as young as 17 – a time that is believed to be critical for a lot of people who are considering how to move forward after finishing high school.

O’Connor is fresh out of high school and has already expanded into a clothing line that promotes quality and reasonably priced products. His clothing line includes shirts, hats, and hoodies that are designed for success. Through their trendy apparel, Venture Mentality wishes to empower more young people to see the potential of going into entrepreneurship. By connecting with like-minded individuals, Venture Mentality is building a community of driven and creative individuals who also have the potential to grow their ventures as he did. 

By spending more time and hard work to grow Venture Mentality, Jacob O’Connor looks forward to growing his company to become an internationally recognizable brand. With his expanding network of passionate individuals such as himself, O’Connor is bound to join the ranks of many who are world-renowned for their successes in the business industry. 

Learn more about Venture Mentality’s podcast and apparel by visiting its website.

How Fighting All Monsters Is Helping Cancer Patients’ Families Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Celebrity insider and FAM founder Milk Tyson is having his busiest year yet. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fighting All Monsters has broken its own records but continues to raise and distribute funds while creating meaningful experiences and connections for families. But it’s all part of his mission to emulate the inspiring grit, perseverance, and fight of children battling cancer.

Fighting All Monsters (FAM) is a nonprofit organization that assists children with cancer and their families. As it rolls into its second year of operation, FAM is determined to go full speed ahead on its mission to bring quality support to families with children facing life-threatening challenges. The nonprofit has since raised over $1 million dollars, with each dollar going directly to families in need.

Though there are hundreds of cancer foundations, there’s nothing quite like FAM. A typical nonprofit would have strict requirements, requesting piles of personal details, paperwork, and prejudiced hoops to jump through just to get children with cancer the life-saving assistance they need.

On the other hand, FAM understands that time is of the utmost importance to families fighting cancer, so the organization requests only a one-time introduction form that can qualify them for lifelong support. These candidates are then brought to a “For Moms, From Moms” panel consisting of bereaved mothers, mothers in the depths of their child’s active treatment, and survivor’s moms. These mothers make up the committee that oversees referrals and all new families who come to the foundation.

Additionally, FAM appeals to donors who want to get donations directly to families—not go through hoops of red tape. It is not unheard-of for the team at FAM to receive an emergency request and have much-needed funds in that family’s hands the very same day.

The nonprofit has donated hundreds of new iPads to kids in treatment while keeping their families’ lights on, their mortgages and rents current, and their cars on the road. FAM has paid for accommodations and flights to facilitate life-saving treatments. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the nonprofit has gone the extra mile to provide emergency relief to countless families in need.

Gearing for the holidays, the organization is on track to repeat a thirty-family $30,000 giveaway in September and a hundred-family “Christmas Will Never Be the Same” $100,000 giveaway in December.

FAM kids were famously featured on the Ellen show in February to dance with Diddy and hosted an afterparty to celebrate in the Hollywood Hills with special guests, including David Dobrik and the Vlog Squad.

Milk Tyson aims to keep FAM a consistent force of support for families of children with cancer. As an industry disruptor, he knows that the majority of cancer foundations cannot keep operating with the same outdated formula for enticing donors and red tape that keeps millions of life-saving donations locked away or delayed. In the future, he aims to be able to relieve families of financial stressors for months at a time. In the future, FAM also plans to support families’ mental health by giving them access to appropriate therapies and platforms to connect families going through the same experiences.

Read more about Fighting All Monsters on its website. Stay updated on the organization’s latest projects through their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.

Venture Mentality: Chase Your Dreams & Pursue Your Bucket List

On a mission to be the change in people’s lives, Venture Mentality sets out on a mission to inspire people to pursue their bucklists and chase their dreams. The lifestyle brand, which doubles as a podcast, aims to help people improve their mindset, fitness, relationships, and overall lives. The clothing line is designed to exude the mindset and culture of the brand itself.

Venture Mentality was founded and is run by an 19-year-old Jacob O’Connor. The recent high school graduate hosts the company’s podcast and has interviewed over 130 successful and influential people in the country and abroad. He has sat in conversation with ESPN’s anchor Jay Harris, NFL Hall of Fame Hockey Player Chris Pronger, and the founder of Lions Not Sheep apparel, Sean Whalen.

The young founder balances his time between running his own business and pursuing his education. Nonetheless, Jacob approaches both aspects of his life with a vision for success. He was exposed to the value of hard work at a young age through playing basketball.

Jacob wants Venture Mentality to be an avenue for him to share what he learned with other young, aspiring dream chasers. Jacob shares that “everyone who identifies with the brand is dedicated toward working on their goals and improving daily. Venture Mentality isn’t just a brand, it’s a lifestyle.”

Jacob pioneered the impactful culture carried by Venture Mentality. The clothing line produces designs with messages of initiating to create a community of like-minded individuals. The brand started with its classic T-shirt design. Soon after, it expanded to producing hats and other products as well. Venture Mentality possesses an aesthetic that is modern, minimalist, and classy, all at the same time.

Sometimes, society perceives a person based on how he dresses. Venture Mentality understands the need for people to look good without sacrificing comfort. It ticks all the boxes when it comes to practicality, quality, durability, and style. 

“When we were children, we were told to shoot for the stars. As we grew up, we were told we needed to be more realistic. This brand is for those who still dare to dream,” Jacob said. Venture Mentality envisions to boost careers and improve the state of mind of entrepreneurs and individuals. The messages printed across its merchandise is geared toward building morale and a community of goal-driven individuals.

The apparel is dedicated to encouraging its wearers to pursue their dreams, regardless of their current situation. Venture Mentality aims to symbolize the mentality of a person that wants to be the best in their fields. Currently, the brand is represented by well-known personalities such as Nick Santanistasso, Mike Chandler, Hayden Greene, and Jake DeCicco.

Venture Mentality wants to symbolize that a person that has taken a leap of faith and is ready for the world. Beyond clothing and style, Venture Mentality conveys the essence of hard work and a strong sense of trust for one’s capabilities. 

Learn more about Venture Mentality on its website and Instagram.