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Top Entrepreneurs You Can’t Miss During Covid-19

Brand Voice
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There is no question that with everything happening in the world right now, people are looking for ways to get inspired and realize that you can still be successful even during the current pandemic.

If you are looking to start a business during these uncertain times, here are some entrepreneurs who have successfully been able to grow their businesses, sustain and scale them, and are currently doing great things, even during this pandemic. This year VIP MEDIA Group has put together a list of Top Entrepreneurs to follow.

– Grant Cardone Instagram: @grantcardone

Grant Cardone is the bestselling author of The 10X Rule and has been buying real estate for over 30 years. Over those three decades, he has bought over two billion dollars worth of real estate in eight states. Grant currently manages 7,068 units with his private equity firm Cardone Capital. He is such a good real estate investor because of his extreme discipline, specific formulas, and good instinct to know when to exit the property. Throughout his career, Grant has been giving small investors a chance to start small and go big.

– Tai Lopez Instagram: @tailopez

Tai Lopez is an investor, partner, and advisor to almost two-dozen multi-million-dollar businesses. Through his popular book club and podcasts The Tai Lopez Show, Tai shares advice on how to achieve health, wealth, love, and happiness with over 1.4 million people in 40 countries. The Tai Lopez Show gets around 800,000 downloads per month. In addition, Tai also owns the largest book shipping club in the world, Mentor Box, and was voted the Number 1 Social Media Influencer by Entrepreneur Magazine.

– Scott Bartnick

Instagram:@FoundScott

Scott Bartnick is a successful serial entrepreneur, published author, and an incredible business owner. With a degree in industrial and systems engineering, specializing in public relations, and extensive and diverse experience with eCommerce consulting, operational excellence, public relations, sales, and marketing. Scott is making a name for himself in the entrepreneurial space. What inspired him to get into the business world was his experience in corporate America. After working with a Fortune 500 company, there was a recession in the industry, and cutbacks were made. He realized that no matter how great you are, the company comes first. This led him to start researching eCommerce and entrepreneurship. Now, Scott is the owner of both The Five Day Startup and Otter PR. With both of his businesses, he has been able to help people from all walks of life, including multi-billion dollar corporations to single mothers. During Covid-19 his eCommerce business took off. He and his business partner Jay Feldman decided to invest the money they made and start Otter PR, a modern full-service PR agency. In 2020, Scott plans to finish the year strong and continue to improve and build Otter PR, creating a unique PR agency dedicated to helping serial entrepreneurs like himself.

– Dr. Jay Feldman Instagram: @drjayfeldman

Dr. Jay Feldman is a medical doctor, successful serial entrepreneur, and Podcast host. After working in a cubicle, and hating it, Dr. Jay knew the 9-5 life was not for him. While in college one of his bestfriends Jesse Henry introduced entrepreneurship, this is when he started his first company, a tutoring service. After that, there was no stopping this mogul, now he’s the owner of many companies includingInsert Delete, a digital marketing company that focuses on Instagram growth, Elimbix, a nutritional supplement company, and after finishing medical school he and his business partner Scott Bartnick started a 7 figure modern PR agency called Otter PR. Dr. Jay is also the podcast host of Mentors Collective, a modern mentorship by leaders for leaders. While he has put his medical career to the side to focus on entrepreneurship, he knows in doing so he is fulfilling his dream and not anyone else’s. In 2020, Dr. Jay will be continuing to scale and improve Otter PR. In addition he will be launching REX Fitness, which is a portable home gym that will offer free training for all customers.

– Tera Carissa Hodges Instagram: @teracarissahodges

Tera Carissa Hodges is a successful entrepreneur, empowerment speaker, and life coach. With an incredible background in media starting as early as college, from interviewing numerous celebrities and politicians for campus tv and publications, she has always been media driven. After college she went on to do media sales for a major airline company, while she enjoyed it she knew she would be more fulfilled starting her own media company. Now, Tera is the owner of LR Global Media Group, a media company that utilizes faith based principles using social media to help others all over the world get their name out there. Some of her greatest successes have been getting her clients onto reality television, casted onto major networks, coaching top celebrities, receiving international media coverage, winning business awards, coaching clients in over 25 countries and more importantly, empowering others to change their life for the better. While Covid-19 has been a curveball this year, Tera’s business took off. Part of her company does personal development where she holds conferences, and provides products and services to help people get to their fullest potential. In 2020, Tera’s goal is to impact and empower more, and more people each and every day.

– Kyle Harbaugh Instagram: @Big.Koncrete

Kyle Harbaugh is a former athlete and serial entrepreneur. After walking away from football at 29, and being accustomed to the team lifestyle he transitioned over to the 9-5 life which is more of the “me” mentality, Kyle knew this was not something he wanted to do. This is when he decided to dive into the world of entrepreneurship. After meeting one of his mentors Matt Morgan, Kyle and his partners saw a need in the CBD industry. This is when they launched Xtract Brands, well known for their CBD energy drink Xtract Energy®, a sugar-free, zero calories, and contains 20mg of CBD along with all-natural ingredients and flavors. Kyle saw a lot of success with this company and is now working with Simplinano where they developed a Glutathione, CBD infused topical wellness product. With Covid-19 his company being in the health and wellness field and being exposed to people of all ages, he had to modify his business operations to keep everyone safe, both of his businesses have been using Zoom to maintain social distancing and made safety their top priority. In 2020, Kyle is focused on giving back to the community with charities and other programs throughout the United States to help others. In addition, he is also going to be continuing to develop high quality products and introduce them into the market.

– Mckenzie Westmore

Instagram: @mwestmore

Mckenzie Westmore is a successful actress, an incredible entrepreneur and the founder and creative director of Westmore Beauty. Mckenzie was exposed to the world of entrepreneurship at a very early age, her great grandfather was the wig maker to the Royal court and Winston Churchill’s barber, then moving to america to open the first makeup shop in Hollywood in the early 1900’s. Her family from there has done the makeup for over a 1,000 films and through the decades winning many Oscars and Emmys. Mckenzie was determined to carry on her family’s legacy in the beauty industry. This is when she created Westmore Beauty 5 years ago, which focuses on providing the magic of Hollywood makeup home to real women. Now her collection is being seen all around the world. Some of her greatest achievements include being able to showcase her products on QVC and helping women all over the world feel beautiful and confident. With Covid-19 Mckenzie had to learn a lot quickly to navigate being able to use Skype to film for QVC. In 2020, Mckenzie plans to grow Westmore Beauty, and launch new products to her clients like waterproof, sweat proof and transfer proof makeup. You can find Mckenzies products on her website here and QVC.

– Frankie Lee
Instagram: @frankielee

Frankie Lee is a former pro boxing trainer, successful entrepreneur, and podcast host. Frankie knew he was not fit for the 9-5 lifestyle, he wanted to create his own business and be his own boss. This is when he started his first company Content Removal, a company that fights for celebrities, influencers and brands online that are unfairly targeted by negative online content. In addition to that he also owns Removed.ai which is a SAAS platform created to automate the DMCA takedown process for brands, creators, and content owners. Frankie also started a podcast called The Frankie Lee Podcast, which is a personal development, life and business Podcast geared towards changing how people approach personal development and entrepreneurship. In 2020, Frankie is on a mission to grow the audience of The Frankie Lee Podcast so he can impact more people globally. He also plans to get Removed.ai to as many people as possible, and to grow Content Removal to help more A list celebrities, influencers and brands.

– Tyrone Foster

Instagram:@Neyonfoster

Tyrone Foster is a professional dancer and successful entrepreneur. Tyrone has been seen on America’s Best Dance Crew, BET Hip Hop Awards Season 5, and has toured the world impacting the lives of many in the financial market. His motivation behind diving into the world of entrepreneurship was for his daughter, he wanted to provide a better future for her and generations to come. Tyrone is a Delorean Mastery Forex Educator, and is now helping others take hold of their lives and learn the ins and outs of forex trading. In 2020 Tyrone’s biggest goal is to impact 25,000 lives by the end of this year, he also wishes to get into the prison industry to inspire people after they’re out of prison to teach them a new skill and ultimately change their lives.

– Ignacio Saenz Lancuba

Instagram: @ignaciosaelan

Ignacio Saenz Lancuba is a successful serial entrepreneur, who is taking over the business world in many industries. From e-commerce, auto parts, credit repair and even a cross fit gym, this mogul is making a name for himself. After leaving the world of professional rugby, Ignacio knew he didn’t want to be an employee anymore like he was with Rugby. He wanted to be able to have control over his own schedule, and freedom. This is when Ignacio and his partners Pedro Sebasco and Elton Browne started their company Next Gen Strategic Investments, an e-commerce management business with over 150 employees that work to set up and manage Amazon businesses for their clients. This business’s success has opened the doors for Ignacio to start three more businesses Saenz Performance USA LLC and auto parts company where they use high quality American, military grade, steel and titanium in their products. Together with his Partners plus the credit guru Ray Bueno they started ScoreShield Financial Group, a credit repair company, and most recently Ignacio, Pedro and Elton opened up LYFE Athletics, a cross fit gym in south Florida. Ignacio knows that having a strong mindset is key when it comes to business, being able to focus and stay strong no matter what comes up. In 2020, Ignacio has some exciting things in the works, his company Next Gen Strategic Investments will be adding a new department to better assist their clients.

– A. Donahue Baker Instagram: @adonahuebaker

Donahue Baker, CPA is a successful entrepreneur, author, influencer, and national speaker. There is no doubt that A. Donahue has made a name for himself in a number of industries. From being a former Grammy-nominated producer to owning over 500 residential and commercial units of real estate. A. Donahue is the co-founder of Money Avenue, LLC, which is one of the fastest-growing fintech startups in the country (ranked 199 out of the top 5000 firms). Money Avenue, LLC is able to get businesses the full arsenal of wealth management tools to increase wealth, from real estate & business loans, bank accounts, Insurance, to lines of credit that are not linked to a personal credit profile. In addition to helping businesses get access to capital, Donahue’s passion has always been his family and helping others to build generational wealth and he has done just that. Now he is a professor at Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he teaches entrepreneurship and wealth-building strategies to young adults. A. Donahue specializes in teaching people how to spot, analyze, and fund value-add apartment deals to build wealth. In 2020, A. Donahue wants to keep on expanding his businesses, writing and publishing a book, and making a film documentary to get his story and vision out there.

– Pascal Bachmann Instagram:@pascalbachmann_official

Pascal Bachmann is a former pro-athlete turned serial entrepreneur. Over the last 25 years, this Swiss native has built 7 businesses which have a combined net worth of over $20 million dollars. His road to success was not an easy one, after going through a $15 million dollar bankruptcy, while trying to support his family, he hit rock bottom. He channeled his frustration and worry into the empire he has built today. Along the way, he realized that this bankruptcy that almost destroyed him, became a gift in disguise. He is using his story to inspire other entrepreneurs and business owners, that even if you’re going through a hard time, you don’t have to be stuck there. In 2020, with his passion to inspire and empower doers to find their own way and live a healthy life with success, gratitude, and joy, Pascal is on a mission to impact a million lives all over the world.

– Crystal Perkins
Instagram: @thecrystalperkins

Crystal Perkins is a successful entrepreneur and manifestation coach. Crystal always wanted financial freedom, and wanted to be at every event for her children without having to ask time off work. Crystal knew that in order to achieve that dream and break generational curses she needed to break the norm and start her own business. This is when she started her business, an apparel brand that empowers women worldwide to grow, evolve, change, manifest, and break strongholds. With the success of her apparel brand, she expanded and launched a coaching side of her business called GOD and GOALS, where Crystal teaches women all over the world from the United States, Canada, Brazil, Africa, and the United Kingdom how to start a business, build a 6 figure apparel brand, shift your mindset, live in abundance and much more. During Covid-19 her biggest challenge was the shipping delays for her apparel brand, and losing team members due to colleges closing and social distancing. But she pushed through and this hard time gave her the opportunity to show more women how to be strong and position themselves for success in spite of the world’s challenges. In 2020, Crystal extended her 4 week apparel coaching program to 12 weeks to better assist her clients, in addition she also re-launched her elite membership to provide her community with the best support during these times.

– Avalene Roberts RDH
Instagram: @Avalene.R

Tik Tok: @Avalene.R

Avalene Roberts RDH is a successful dental hygienist and educator. Avalene has been working as a dental hygienist in New York for 15 years, after Covid-19 hit, many dental practices were forced to close leaving some people with no access to dental care. This led Avalene to start producing educational videos on Tik Tok. She has since successfully grown her Tik Tok to 290k followers where she educates others, bust teeth whitening myths, and shares the dangers of e-cigarettes. She is even a part of the Tik Tok Creator Fund. Her biggest struggle during covid-19 was having to be away from her patients, but she is happy that during that time she was able to create content to help people all over the world. In 2020, Avalene’s goal is to write a book about how to share information and how to collaborate with like minded professionals.

– Amanda Jo Fata

Instagram: @supermodelmomma1 @nuvitacbd

Amanda Jo Fata is a successful serial entrepreneur. As a kid Amanda was always fascinated with how people made their money. She watched her uncle become a self-made millionaire with his business endeavors. He inspired her at a very young age, and in 2004 Amanda sought out to join the entrepreneurship. This is when she started her first business TruSelf Organics an e-commerce focused organic skincare company, which she later sold to prepare for the birth of her second child. Years later and wanting financial, time, and location freedom Amanda was motivated to dive back into the world of business, this is when she started NuVita. She is giving women the opportunity to do the same, a chance for a new life and the freedom that comes with it through NuVitas affiliate program. Some of Amanda’s greatest accomplishments include being featured in Forbes, and in less than a year of being open NuVita’s affiliate base grew to 2,600. In 2020 some of Amanda’s goals include continuing to grow NuVita’s affiliate base to ten thousand affiliates and to be able to donate over $200,000 to charities that support vulnerable women and children.

– Ken “Mr. Biz” Wentworth Instagram: @MrBizSolutions

Mr. Biz is a successful Fractional CFO, two-time bestselling author, radio host, and a 6-time World Record Holder. Mr. Biz always had that entrepreneurial spirit, but after two of his revenue-generating ideas in the corporate world were shelved, combined with his desire to help others, he decided he should start his own business. This is when he started Mr. Biz Solutions, a company dedicated to helping businesses grow and thrive when they hit a roadblock. In addition to starting multiple businesses, he also wrote two best selling books “Pathway to Profits” and “How to Be a Cash Flow Pro”. He also is the host of the incredible radio show Mr. Biz Radio, where he shares his knowledge with business owners on how to move their companies forward. With covid-19 some of his biggest challenges have been helping his clients navigate through the economy, and helping them grow mentally. He has been able to lead clients to amazing results, despite the pandemic. For example,two of his clients improved year-over-year profitability by 794% and 299%, respectively. In 2020, Mr. Biz’s biggest goal is to reach 100% growth and to continue to do outreach for military veterans and female business owners to help them thrive.

– Brandon Ivan Peña

Instagram: @SoyBrandonIvan

Brandon Ivan Peña is an incredible Entrepreneur, Business Consultant and motivational speaker. Having an accent he felt that his success would be limited, but with hard work and dedication he proved himself wrong. Now Brandon is well known and influential Business consultant, Founder of 787 Coffee, Hacienda Iluminada and a spanish motivational brand called ‘brandON’. Some of his greatest accomplishments include being one of the first latinos to be invited to a Facebook Conference, growing one of the world’s best coffees, attending and speaking in some of the best conferences in the world:Digital Shanghai, Social Media Week, SXSW, and much more. Brandon always knew he wanted to be a business owner, being able to build his own business, hear customers feedback, and being innovative. In 2020, Brandon wants to continue to impact customers, and switch over his coffee production into the United States. He also wants to keep his purpose the same, focusing on the wellbeing of his team. He knows that if his farmers, baristas, crews, editors, and office staff are well, his customers will be welcomed and appreciated.

– Breona Anderson – The Solutionary

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Instagram: @IAMBREONAANDERSON

Breona Anderson – The Solutionary went from being a high school pregnant drop out to now a multi million dollar debt remover. She is a successful serial entrepreneur, author, and incredible debt validation expert. As a teen mom she had no choice but to work two jobs to provide for her son. Always having the entrepreneurial spirit and desire to help others, Breona decided to join the credit repair industry. After learning everything she could about credit, and even repairing her own, Breona learned the credit secrets to not only have excellent credit, but also utilizing the power of credit to build generational wealth and open the doors of financial freedom. It was then she realized her calling was to help open that door for others. Especially emerging entrepreneurs & business owners. Now Breona is the owner of Ambassadors Credit Consultants, a Consumer Credit Restoration company that specializes in debt validation for the improvement of consumer credit scores. Some of her greatest accomplishments include successfully removing over two million dollars of inaccurate documented debt from credit reports for her clients. She’s helped thousands increase their credit score, and has helped over 100 people become homeowners. In addition to her success with Ambassadors Credit Consultants, she is also the author of “Learn the 101 Hardcore Facts about the Power of Credit” which teaches others how to increase their financial capacity and how to properly utilize credit. Her mission is 1000 Entrepreneurs. Not only is she inspired to help families increase their financial potential, but she also mentors Entrepreneurs with the skill and strategies needed to take their businesses to the next level. Breona and her husband are now on a mission to expand global operations, after a data breach in South Africa, she is looking to open up a second headquarters there in early 2021 and also launch their non profit organization created to teach financial literacy to inner city schools and programs in rural communities.

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– Gino Fracchiolla

Instagram: @amg1no @8img8

Gino Fracchiolla has been around business his entire life since his father owned an Italian restaurant, even running the business himself for a while after his father lost his battle with cancer. After working for many companies over the years, he noticed a need in business, this need was customer service. This led him to start Infiniti Marketing Group, a full service public relations, marketing, and digital media firm that caters to celebrities and high-end clientele. Some of Gino’s many accomplishments include making $100k within the first 90 days of starting Infiniti Marketing Group, never having a rating below 5 stars on all platforms, and having a wide variety of services to provide their clients with everything they need. Covid-19 was not easy for Gino at first, they went from managing $100k in advertising a month for clients to $10 practically overnight. They had to change their business model to better suit their clients and keep their business running, now their focus is social media verification on all platforms. In 2020, Gino plans to expand his company into new DBAs Infiniti Music group, and Infiniti Management Group. A full-scale record label and artist management firm by Summer 2021.

– Saint Jermaine Endeley Website: West Africa Securities

Saint Jermaine Endeley is a successful serial entrepreneur. After spending 5 years doing market research for his firm, he decided to start his first year. Saint always had a passion for entrepreneurship, his grandfather Francis G. Endeley and his father Henry W. Endeley are what motivated him to get into business. In 2016 he signed an ISDA Agreement with Berkshire Hathaway to become an assistant director and provide institutional financial services. Now Saint is the owner of 3 businesses and is still employed with Berkshire Hathaway. Some of his greatest accomplishments include reaching a “Blue-Chip” level company West Africa Securities. Since Covid-19 put a halt on a lot of businesses and people for Saint the most challenging aspect of this pandemic has been the lack of human experience and connection. In 2020 Saint plans on to grow his company and expand his marketing strategies to create brand awareness and name recognition.

– Gabriella Rosales

Instagram: @Gabyrosmakeup

Gabriella Rosales is a latin immigrant from Venezuela who left dentistry to fulfill her true passion makeup. After seeing a need in the makeup industry, she decided to take a leap of faith and join the world of entrepreneurship. Now Gabriella is the founder of GabyRosMakeup, a cosmetic company that provides high quality makeup products, tools, and educational courses. Something that sets Gabriella apart in this industry is her limited edition collections she crafts, she only sells selected quantities so that people who have them know how special and exclusive these products are, these products sell out really quick. Her best selling tool is The FaceMaster ®, a unique brush that can be used for liquids, creams and powders with no need to clean in between, and provides maximum coverage. Some of her greatest accomplishments include having top celebrity makeup artists use her products on celebrities like Kim Kardashian, and being able to make people feel and look beautiful after using her products and tools warms Gabriella’s heart. In 2020, Gabriella has many new exciting things happening from pro classes, new product launches, holiday surprises and much more. To find out more about Gabriella and GabyRosMakeup, check out her website here.

– Nalani McDowell
Instagram: @n.dionne____

Nalani McDowell is a successful entrepreneur and coach. She graduated with her masters in higher education, and from there started working in an administrative role in a hospital, but she was not fulfilled. This is when she started to dig deep and find her purpose. She discovered her purpose was to help others. This is when she started Strengthen your Purpose, a coaching program that helps clients on an individual level develop and enhance their true purpose. While her company is new, her biggest strength is that no matter what uncertainty arises she always continues to push forward and find her purpose, which is what she teaches others to do. During Covid-19 since her business was already operating digitally it was not negatively impacted. In 2020 Nalani plans on evolving her business to better assist her clients, she plans to do this by taking more time to help clients, continuing to build her network, and to start an encouragement movement to share positivity all around.

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