New Office #3

Here is a tour of our new office before we begin decorating for our grand opening. On September 21st we will have the our grand opening for the new office. This is the third office we’ve opened in Charlotte, NC. Stay tuned for more. 


Female Billionaires

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

Angolan, Investments

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

Nigerian, Oil

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

American, Television

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

Office #2

My company Direct Consultants, LLC has opened its second office in Charlotte, NC. Since then, we have began the process of hiring new project managers and acquiring interns. We have officially hired an administrative manager, a new project manager, and a marketing director. Our new office is located in the Music Factory area near Uptown Charlotte. We have a few things coming your way:

– We will be traveling to Chicago, IL and Greenville, SC to set up new offices and to hire new talent.

– We have new business packages available now.

– We are currently planning new events for the spring and summer.

– Office number three will open at the end of the summer.

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Networking Direct Consultants, LLC

As the CEO of Direct Consultants, LLC, I’ve had the pleasure of networking throughout Charlotte, NC. It’s been an awesome three weeks for Direct Consultants, LLC. We’ve moved into a new office, hired a new COO, and acquire great new clients. Learn more about Direct Consultants by visiting our website @  We have so much coming your way in 2018. Check out our next event on our website.

New Coffee Shop


Hey Guys! I tried a new coffee shop on the outskirts of Uptown Charlotte. Duck’s Donuts is in a nice area. It’s surrounded by boutiques and a massage spa, which I am trying out today. Their coffee is amazing and also their hot chocolate. The unique thing about this coffee shop is the flavored donuts. I got a powdered sugar donut with blue berry glaze on top. My boyfriend got the most popular one, the maple and bacon donut. This donut literally has bacon crumbs on top. They have a variety of toppings that you can mix and match. If you are not into coffee, they also serve tea. If you are ever in Charlotte, check out Duck’s Donuts.

MJ’s Featured Designer 2016 Event


~ We all know how important marketing is when it comes to a NEW product. MJ’s is not only online, but has branched out to other venues so that MJ’s products can reach more consumers. Do you want to be a part of the growth at MJ’s? If so, great! MJ’S FEATURED DESIGNER 2016 EVENT is running NOW through December 31st. Are you a designer? Have a brand or product? You can be featured in MJ’s store in 2016.
✓ Name (first/last)
✓ Name of company
✓ Brand/Product
✓ Product photos (5 or more)
✓ Website/ Social media business page

Stripe 4 Stripe

Stripe 4 Stripe is a non-profit organization that help support each cancer organization through donations, but uniquely through dyeing a strip of the hair in honor of the cancer you wish to represent. Caleb Clayton-Molby, founder of Stripe 4 Stripe, is asking for your support by dyeing a strip in your hair representing the cancer and its month you are most passionate for. Don’t want to dye your hair? No worries. You can also donate to his organization by clicking on the link below. To find out more about Stripe 4 Stripe, contact Caleb Clayton-Molby. Thanks in advance for your support.