As we begin Q3 a lot of entrepreneurs have stepped into the spotlight with their successes. This article is going to showcase entrepreneurs that were able to successfully grow their businesses, sustain, and even scale them during this year. These individuals are perfect examples of what an entrepreneur is all about. Do you think you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? VIP Media has put together a list of successful entrepreneurs that have strived through all their battles and became successful. Who are they you ask?
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 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.
A financial educator, writer, and Top 100 Global Leader in the financial industry, Rory Douglas is an entrepreneur who has created, as he describes in his book, the way to crack the rich code. Rory was first inspired to get into this business by his desire to break from the usual path and to help people pave their own way to financial freedom. Though Covid-19 caused him to have to adapt quickly to the changing world, as many people did as well, Rory was able to overcome the challenge the pandemic posed by thinking quickly as he had done for most of his life in the financial industry. Now, 90% of his clients are virtual and both customers and businesses are loving it! For the upcoming months and into 2022, Rory is trying to educate as many Americans as possible about their finances. To find out more about Rory and his business, follow him on Tiktok here.
The wellbeing of employees is not always on the top of the priority list for businesses. Many companies prioritize performance over the needs of their staff. This is where Zahra Karsan’s business can help. Zahra runs GetZENd, which offers a suite of products focused on bringing tools to improve wellbeing as well as performance and productivity to individuals and corporations. GetZENd’s offerings include books, coaching programs, workshops and the award winning GetZENd app to help you stay on target with your wellbeing goals and to help you boost creativity and performance. A top ten worldwide app led by a top 100 healthcare visionary, GetZENd will soon be releasing a coaching program for individuals and organizations looking to reduce stress, improve mental and emotional health, while increasing productivity. For Zahra Karsan’s upcoming book, “6 Weeks to Happy – The Ultimate Roadmap to Retrain Your Brain for Better Health, Greater Abundance and Long Lasting Happiness” or for more info on upcoming events, follow GetZENd here and check out Zahra’s Instagram here.
-Robert Syslo Jr
Robert Syslo, a man who went from homelessness to serial entrepreneur, has made his mark in the advertising, marketing, and entrepreneurial world. Today he runs a 7 figure advertising and creative agency out of Miami Beach Florida. With a team of 6 Robert, focuses on two avenues Syslo Ventures and SysloSpice. Syslo Ventures is an advertising, marketing and production company with training for anyone to learn how to market and build their brands. SysloSpice is a corporate targeted company that focuses on driving brand transformations that bring traction and scalability. In just a year of launching, Syslo Ventures has reached immense success and works with over 500+ clients worldwide. Robert and his companies currently reach nearly 3 million people each month by promoting simple and tactical ways to communicate more effectively while creating content to claim the market share any company deserves to grow. In 2021, Robert and his result obsessed team plan on attracting large scale corporate clients and offering superior marketing solutions for anyone needing real results in advertising and brand transformation.
Joely Cuenca is a young e-commerce entrepreneur and business credit expert. When she was 24 years old and had two young daughters, she was unemployed and had to declare bankruptcy. That eventually led her to acquire knowledge that she is now able to share with others so they can replicate Joely’s formula for success. Today, she mentors new entrepreneurs, provides financial advice on investments, and runs over 50 Walmart online stores and over 20 Amazon FBA sites. Joely’s business goals for 2021 include duplicating what she has already accomplished during the first semester of the year, and get more people on board and on the way to creating passive income and changing their lifestyle.
-Jordan Liam Davies
Jordan Liam Davies runs Real Estate Sales and Investments in Los Angeles where he works with an array of buyers, sellers and investors with their real estate needs and goals. He fixes, rehabitates, and sells homes, while buying and holding rental property long term to create substantial cash flow and wealth. Jordan helps others build their real estate portfolio regardless of their investment experience. In just eight years, he has sold over 200M in sales, and was featured in The Wall Street Journal as part of the Top 1% of all producers in California in 2021. Looking ahead, Jordan’s business goals include building his rental portfolio and increasing his yearly achievements without taking away from his quality of life–this is why he makes sure to always take vacations, and is currently looking to travel to Costa Rica, Hawaii, Cancun and the United Kingdom, where he is originally from.
Melody Morales always knew she was passionate about fitness, health, and beauty, and through this passion, she was able to create a business that amplified everything she cared for. Unfortunately, Melody began her business right before the start of the pandemic. When the world went into lockdown, Melody didn’t give up on her newfound dream. Instead, she pivoted and took to social media to continue to promote her brand, her fitness, and her lifestyle to make sure that people were getting the same access to her content and her story. At the end of the day, Melody does what she does not only to pursue her interests but also to help people. In February, Melody put on an event in Tampa, Florida called Super Glow which was incredibly successful. This event had many A-List celebrities/artists there including 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, French Montana, and many more. To find out more about Melody, follow her on Instagram here.
Daniel Christopher Lee runs multiple companies including Net Metering Systems, a solar company that does residential and commercial solar. NMS has relationships with the best installers throughout the country, which means more savings for their clients and higher commissions for their sales representatives without sacrificing quality and speed of the install. Daniel also runs ConnectD, a business consulting and marketing firm with the objective of helping small and medium size businesses turn their ideas into action. As someone who was recognized for his work as a sales representative since he began his career, Daniel’s goal this year is to help at least 12 sales representatives make life changing money and in doing so inspire them to multiply their success by helping others.
Mario Peshev is truly a jack of all trades. He has done all sorts of jobs and run all sorts of businesses. He has led training courses at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, specifically around databases and compiling research at scale for the greater good of the planet. Additionally, his consulting and training services have been employed by Saudi Aramco, the largest private company in the world, and other reputable enterprises. During his many years as a software engineer, he kept noticing flaws in his organization. He was passionate about making a big difference in his life and other’s lives by making software more friendly and accessible. However, this only scratches the surface of what Mario does. He is also working on providing more efficient models to support a growing number of clients for numerous businesses that he assists. Find out more about him by following him on Instagram here.
Ocala Barber started Truth Nation Clothing, a clothing brand, in 2017. He became a barber and opened his own barbershop, High Class Barber Spa, in 2019. He was able to expand and open a second location, High Class Beauty Spa, in 2020. Having a clothing brand had always been a dream for him, and he obtained the skills of barber after years of cutting his little brothers’ hair growing up. During the COVID-19 pandemic, his industry was deemed non-essential, and they were forced to shut their doors. But they are thankfully back up and running, and he was still able to continue to expand. Ocala’s biggest goal for 2021 is to watch his businesses grow, have his brands grow across the world, and help others achieve their goals every day.
Marketing, big data, and understanding how the human brain works in order to make smarter decisions is the way of the future. A person who understands this fully is Kristina Centnere , creator of SocialCow, which is an agency specializing in digital and neuromarketing that helps wellness-related businesses grow strategically. Kristina had the roots of this business planted very early on in her life. From a young age, she watched how people made decisions and how this was affected by marketing tactics. What separates SocialCow out from the crowd is that Kristina is not focused on making shiny ads that only attract attention for a minute. Instead, she focuses on what people are truly drawn to and makes it a part of a long term marketing strategy based on what works best for a particular business. In 2021, she will be adding even more new services to SocialCow to make sure that it is able to help more businesses out there. To find out more about Kristina, follow her on Instagram here and check out her website here.
Rodney Wilson is a financial literacy coach and wholesale real estate mentor with knowledge on real estate investing. He runs Wilson Financial and Sons LLC through which he has been able to get over $500K funded to his clients, has authored three e-books published on Amazon to educate people, and has been guest speaker at different events to discuss topics relating to finances and mentor the youth. He has always been focused on not trading valuable time for money, which led to him being interested in real estate. In addition, Rodney enjoys sharing knowledge with people that most need it–he loves to educate and help others. In addition, Rodney is determined to see the positive in everything. He says, “challenges only shape the person. In the end, they help me determine how strong of a person I can become, so I look at challenges now as my opportunity to champion adversity.”
Richard Vega offers financial services, credit repair and home qualifying programs, which includes helping businesses build their credit, qualify for loans or negate their debts. Since he started in the industry, Richard has helped multiple clients qualify for a new home and rehabilitate the credit profiles of multiple clients with aspirations of getting into entrepreneurship. Richard’s main goal has always been to help people reach their personal and business goals through providing financial guidance. For him, having a mentor has always been crucial, which is why he understands the importance of being able to give back and help others in the same position. Richard’s projects coming forward include offering a business credit funding program for start up businesses and growing his business with co-affiliates to reach and help more people.
Stephen Liao is a celebrity consultant and an expert in credit and investing. He got into this business when he realized the education system had failed him. While at college, he founded the social media tech startup Moves Inc., which received 20 million daily impressions on platforms such as Snapchat. When he turned 20, he dropped out of Stanford to focus on what he was learning from his startup and to specialize in travel hacking and gaming the credit card system. Every day, Stephen leverages his own credit lines to invest in different businesses and startup projects, while doing consulting for top celebrity clients.
Have you ever wanted to make $20,000 a month? Sean Adams is the guy for you! Sean runs a high ticket coaching business where he teaches other people how to make money by doing what they love. The best part is he teaches them to leverage the skills that they already have into a 6 or 7 figure empire. In addition to his coaching business, Sean owns a consulting firm where he teaches people how to scale up to six figures monthly. Sean is dedicated to making people happy and helping them succeed in whatever business they want; Sean lived a difficult work life himself before liberating himself from the job world and wants to make sure others can do the same. Since conquering the difficulties of the pandemic, Sean is back fully in action and is looking forward to what 2021 holds for him. His goal is to make 100 new millionaires this year. To make sure you are one of those people, keep up with Sean by following him on Instagram here.
Lavel Yisrael built his business from the ground up. He knew that he needed to do something more with his work life in order to make ends meet. He had skill in the financial and credit repair sphere, so he combined his needs for a second income with his talents and began his business. His self determination, amazing clients, and team were all crucial to his success. Though Covid-19 posed some problems with loss of capital, Lavel was able to triumph over these due to his loyal base of customers. Now, with 2021 looking bright for Lavel, he is excited to continue doing what he loves and helping others quit their jobs to become entrepreneurs and expand their own financial freedom. To find out more about Lavel, you can follow him on Instagram here.
-Brandon Ivan Pena
Brandon Ivan Pena is an incredible entrepreneur, business consultant & motivational speaker. Brandon is well known and influential business consultant, founder of 787 Coffee, Hacienda Iluminada and motivational brand ‘brandON’. He was recently named one of the top 100 entrepreneurs by Forbes as well as top 10 entrepreneurs to follow in 2021 by Yahoo Finance. Brandon was one of the first latinos to be invited to a Facebook Conference, called by many a social media guru, he opened his ad agency which he sold in 2018. He is currently growing one of the world’s best coffees, attending and speaking in some of the best conferences in the world such as: 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 2021 BrandON continues to impact customers and clients through business humanization. His business consulting sessions are intense and passionate. Brandon’s drive is to push humans to achieve their full potential and to turn their brand- ON. Brandon is also the founder and ceo of 787 coffee a from Farm to cup coffee experience. Coffee grown, processed and roasted in Puerto Rico ( hacienda Iluminada) and directly sourced to 787 coffee’s 10 coffee shops located in New York City, Puerto Rico and new Florida in the near future. ‘We are humans interacting with humans’ as Brandon talks refers to the way his caffeinated customers and coworkers are treated. Not a process, not a robot. For humans, by humans.