We asked the community what factors they felt were responsible for their success and we’ve highlighted some of those responses below.

Nimmy Melvin | Award winning artist

For us, art is not a product; its the core Emm & Enn value. Fine arts and personalized training are Emm & Enn’s differentiating factors. Enn, Nimmy Melvin, an award-winning artist, & Emm, Melvin Thambi, a designer & technology enthusiast, bring to the studio the perfect skill set required to mentor emerging talent. Since Emm & Enn focus on the personalized training approach spearheaded by Enn, it was one of the earliest creative service providers to go online and provide virtual training during the present COVID-19 pandemic situation. Read more>>

Corey Scott | Business Owner & Makeup Artist

Success to me may not be what others view as success. To me, success is getting up every day and making it happen. As a single mother of two little boys, showing them that if they can dream it, and are willing to work hard for it, anything is possible. Success to me is hearing my oldest say to me, “Mom, I want to grow up and have my own business like you do”. Having a quality brand that I believe in. Read more>>

Yvonne Madueke Akunyili | Owner of Avalon Event Rentals

Success to some brands might mean financial gains or numerous assets. I consider success as being able to be an independent brand, being considered a source of strength to others and my community, having a network of likeminded individuals to tap from as that is my true net worth and ultimately receiving high regards from customers and staff members. There are many key factors to building a successful brand in the Event Industry. Read more>>

Nia Danielle | Author, Entrepreneur, & Girls Empowerment Coach

The most important factor behind my success is definitely persistence. Whether it was pushing through a setback or refusing to stop until a certain skill or set of knowledge was achieved, I have tried my best to remain persistent through it all. I launched into the writing and publishing world completely self-taught, so the learning curve was extreme. I had plenty of chances to quit when things like feeling unqualified and times of inconsistent sales taunted me. Read more>>

Marty Clark | Equine Bodyworker, Masterson Method Certified Practitioner

As an equine body worker, I have the welfare of the horse utmost in my mind. When working with an owner, I collaborate on what might work best for both the horse and owner. To that end, I use a series of techniques from the Masterson Method, a gentle form of bodywork that focuses on releasing tension in the key junctions of the horse’s body. Excessive tension in horses’ muscles leads to a host of problems that affect how a horse moves and stays healthy. Read more>>