An artist out of Chicago, IL drew me as a project for her art collection.
An artist out of Chicago, IL drew me as a project for her art collection.
Poverty leads to more poverty. Poverty also leads to bad behavior, poor decisions, hate and jealousy towards others, and mental illness. Most people who endure poverty during childhood, grow up with mental issues that need years of therapy and recovery. On the contrary, just because you grow up with money or end up with it, doesn’t mean you won’t experience these things. One of the most depressing every day norms, is social media. Instagram is one of the top leading causes of depression and suicide in teens and young adults. Shout out to those who worked hard and stayed dedicated to achieve their goals while struggling financially. If you have a “nothing to something story,” be proud of the struggle. If you are going through the struggle now, remember the only thing that keeps someone stagnant is 1) Not realizing they are stagnant, 2) Realizing they are and doing nothing about it. 3) Too comfortable being in their position, 4) Giving up as soon as they realize how hard it is to get out. Don’t let those things stop you from being who you can and want to be. Change your mindset, change your life. – MJ #mentality #makeachange #doyou
Of the 2,043 people who made it to the 2018 FORBES list of the World’s Billionaires, 11 of them are black. Three of them are black women. Only one of them is a self-made billionaire.
1) Isabel Dos Santos, $2.6 billion
Africa’s richest woman has had better days: Her father was President and she was Chairperson of Sonangol, the state-owned oil company. In November last year, Angola’s new President João Lourenço removed her from the role. Angolan authorities are now probing her tenure as chief of the oil giant and alleging financial impropriety. She denies the allegations. Isabel dos Santos owns a lucrative stake in Unitel, the country’s largest mobile phone network, and a stake in Banco BIC. Outside Angola, she owns nearly 6% of oil and gas firm Galp Energia (alongside Portuguese billionaire Americo Amorim), and nearly 19% of Banco BPI, the country’s fourth-largest bank. She is also a controlling shareholder of Portuguese cable TV and telecom firm Nos SGPS (formerly called Zon).
2) Folorunsho Alakija, $1.7 billion
Nigeria’s richest woman is vice chair of Famfa Oil, a Nigerian oil exploration company than owns a stake in Agbami oil field, a prolific offshore asset. Alakija started off as a secretary in a Nigerian merchant bank in the 1970s, then quit her job to study fashion design in England. Upon her return, she founded a Nigerian fashion label that catered to upscale clientele, including Maryam Babangida, wife to Nigeria’s former military president Ibrahim Babangida.
3) Oprah Winfrey, $2.7 billion
Oprah is no longer the richest African American. The former queen of daytime TV will begin work as a special contributor on 60 Minutes in the fall of 2017. Her once struggling cable channel, OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) is now cash flow positive and is enjoying soaring ratings on the back of a series of successful sitcom and drama collaborations. She owns a 10% stake in Weight Watchers and acts as a brand ambassador. @businessinfluencermj
From Forbes 30 Under 30 to World’s Top Under 30. We are so honored to be featured in this book of innovators and entrepreneurs worldwide. It’s an honor to be part of such a great community.
CEO, Myeka Johnson, just acquired new investors and partners for her company Direct Consultants, LLC. Myeka will expand her company to Los Angeles and New York City is 2018 with locations already established in Greenville, SC, Charlotte, NC, and Chicago, IL, and Atlanta, GA. This expansion will bring jobs and many opportunities for people in those areas. http://www.directconsultantsllc.com
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Project Persevere is a program through Direct Consultants, LLC that help the homeless, at-risk youth, and young adults that struggle to figure out their purpose find direction in life through personal and professional development.
We focus on education, housing, and supplying personal items to the homeless and those in need.
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We are proud to introduce you to Direct Consultants, LLC, one of the fastest growing companies in Charlotte, NC. Charlotte, NC is the fourth city Direct Consultants is currently expanding. We are located in Greenville, SC, Chicago, IL, and Atlanta, GA. Our current goal is to begin our capital campaign for 2018 and we would like for you to be the first to hear about it. What’s so great about being the first to hear? We will become a public company in 2019. This means many opportunities are available to you. What are those opportunities:
Invest: 1% equity
Direct Consultants is seeking new investors to help expand and grow our company. The investments will help with eliminating debt, hiring employees, and expanding its marketing platform. This capital campaigning program will help create jobs, expand the opportunities for entrepreneurs and business owners to grow their business, alienate any risk that may prevent expansion and growth of the company. Our goal is to raise enough capital from investors to become a public company. This will open the doors for many to earn additional income from investments.
Direct Consultants would like to expand the leadership and allow you to become a board member. We are seeking leaders, coaches, CEOs, and entrepreneurs to help lead the expansion of Direct Consultants, LLC. As a board member you will help guide, implement, and execute important decisions for the company. You will receive an official membership accreditation, along with business benefits and opportunities.
Direct Consultants provides a partnership opportunity for other businesses. We will work together to provide references, provide marketing across all platforms, and create opportunities for business owners and entrepreneurs to help grow and expand their business.
As a successful company in our local communities, we support those in need through our non-profit Project Persevere. Project Persevere is a program through Direct Consultants, LLC that help the homeless, at-risk youth, and young adults that struggle to figure out their purpose find direction in life through personal and professional development. We offer personal and professional development programs to create a better livelihood for those in need. Our focus is MILITARY – EDUCATION – HOUSING – YOUTH – JOB/CAREERS.
Direct Consultants began its DC Scholarship Program in 2018. The scholarship program will provide two students a year with a partial scholarship to any of college of their choice.
At Direct Consultants, we help companies grow and expand just like yours. We have been at your service for eleven years. We provide top quality service to our clients to help better serve your clients. We specialize in finding the best solutions to solve your business problems and meeting your needs as a business owner. Direct Consultants helps already established companies with expanding locally and state-to-state using strategic project ideas through partnership from markets consisting of business, entertainment, professional, and personal services. Our goal is to use our best problem-solving techniques to solve your business problems and grow and expand your company through marketing campaigns and capital campaigns.
Forbes 30 Under 30 2018
Forbes 30 under 30 2019
World’s Top Under 30
Nominated for ACHI Magazine Award Entrepreneur of the Year 2018
Nominated for We Work Creators Award 2018
Alignable Highly Recommended Local Business 2017
Alignable Highly Recommended Local Business 2018
We are expanding to Los Angeles and New York in 2018.
Google overall approval rating and projected revenue for 2018.
Estimated revenue: 24.1 million
Estimated employees: 51
Interview complete! Thanks Andrew Nathan for featuring me in your up and coming book. This is the third book so far this year that I will be featured in. This is awesome!
National Black Guide recently wrote an article about my life and success. Yesterday, I had an awesome time meeting the CEO, Leonard Young, of NationalBlackGuide.com. Thank you for writing about my life and career. Is your company black owned? If so, reach out to them ASAP. www.nationalblackguide.com.