Entrepreneur Brian Mazza Establishes Strategic Partnership with SABRE

 To add vast experience and knowledge of key categories, SABRE is excited to announce the strategic partnership with entrepreneur Brian Mazza as Director of Brand Partnerships. With a world class background in fitness, wellness, restaurants, hospitality, and fashion, Brian brings deep knowledge and experience in the verticals SABRE specializes in.

“Brian and I have worked together in many capacities over the last decade. He is a very successful entrepreneur and innovator in the same verticals as SABRE, so having him join us to round out our team and spearhead brand partnerships is a natural next step for the relationship,” Jay Siano, Founder and CEO of SABRE said. “SABRE has already solidified its position as the nation’s leading healthy lifestyle concept growth advisory firm; bringing Brian on as the Director of Brand Partnerships just brings everything to another level.”

Brian is an entrepreneur based out of New York whose primary passion has always been creating. With over 15 years of Hospitality and Fashion experience, he has co-created some of the Nation’s strongest brands. He took his love for fitness and complete life optimization to a new level with the formation of his community, High-Performance Lifestyle Training (HPLT), which specializes in providing IRL (in real life) experiences focusing on bringing out the best in every individual.

Brian is a high performer in every sense and strives to provide individuals and corporations an inside look at what it takes to operate on a high-octane level. From a young age he has always been a highly competitive athlete, and that drive got him a scholarship to play Division 1 Soccer at The University of Rhode Island.

In 2017 and 2019, Brian landed the cover of Men’s Health and has been featured in Men’s Fitness, GQ, Esquire, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fox 5, Cheddar, Channel 11, HLN, The Steve Harvey Show, and is a frequent contributor on various Food Network shows.

Most importantly, Brian is a proud father to his two boys Leo and Luke, and husband to CNN correspondent Chloe Melas Mazza.

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Young Entrepreneur Launches the First HBCU Cosmetology of University Studies

Style Mobb University Had It’s Accreditation Celebration Weekend & The Owner Gave Away Over $10k in Scholarships For New Students

ATLANTAApril 25, 2023PRLog — Serial entrepreneur and professional Celebrity Make-up Artist & Hair Stylist Tiffane Nicol cemented her way into history by becoming the Founder of the first Historically Black Cosmetology University. On Saturday April 22, 2023, Style Mobb University will have their National Accreditation Celebration & New Campus Open House Sneak Peak at 12 noon until 4pm at 1777 Phoenix Parkway suite 120 Atlanta, GA 30349. The event is powered by Red Bull. Other activities and events include summer and fall class registrations, the first 40 customers get $5 shampoo and service tickets

About the Founder & The University

Tiffane Nichol has more than 15 years of experience owning salons and spas. Driven by her passion to support the success of others. Nine years ago, she caught the vision to diversify her business model and become a new resource that would remain relevant in the beauty industry. Through the utilization of her knowledge and years of experience, “Style Mobb” was born. This marked the genesis of a trail blazing journey that shifted her from being a direct participant in the beauty industry to becoming a leader and innovator of the next generation of beauty bosses.

Her first venture was offering advanced training classes in partnership with other experts in the industry and hosting skill-based workshops. Following this, she opened commission-based salons and spas with the goal of training and grooming employees – although this ultimately worked against her as they would eventually go off on their own path. The next level up classes was the Teen Weave Workshops in the the Young Professional Academy: Students were taught skills how to sew weaves, braid hair, and manage finances while providing her with an outlet for sharing her knowledge and giving back. Still, she s felt that she could be doing more so she went back to the drawing board to revisit her advanced training class which birth the first phase of Style Mobb University Advanced Training Academy that began in January 2020 with just 4 students – until Covid pandemic halted them in March. Although it was difficult facing such uncertainty, something positive also arose – the world suddenly silenced, providing her with time to hear her own thoughts. It was then that she decided to officially launch a Beauty University, ” a place where I could provide traditional University experience by incorporating HBCU culture; offer advanced training so that students are proficient in cosmetology and business; and enlighten the world about cosmetology’s importance as a highly essential career choice  with the opportunity to generate wealth.”

Style Mobb University is vested as a National Accreditation Institution; obtaining an impressive 100% passing rate at the Georgia Board of Cosmetology and officially accepted as an approved cosmetology “University.”  Style Mobb University School of Cosmetology Studies is begins a new era in HBCU history and culture.  It speaks to this multi-billion-dollar beauty industry where blacks historically have always had success and at the same time open to the diversity. all students regardless of race creed or color. The university provides the on campus HBCU college experience, 4 year-degree programs, and programs for veterans, Greek organizations and more!

For Press & Media contact Publicist Rahru Arceneaux via email hautechoclat.publicity@gmail.com or call 404.343.3223

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MiShawn Williams, VinoVie Business Owner & Entrepreneur, Interviews Experts on The Great Resignation and the Emerging Entrepreneur

 The Great Resignation is changing the landscape of work in the United States. Millions of Americans have realized their value and are waking up and taking action on what’s most important to them.

MiShawn Williams, Direct Sales Professional, Certified Success Principles Trainer and Fascinate Advisor is hosting a 21 Day online interview series where attendees will hear from well-established entrepreneurs, authors, parent-preneurs, creative visionaries, and career transformers. These speakers will recount how their idea, vision or circumstance tipped them toward starting their own business. Many will tell you that it wasn’t easy and will recount what lead them to take those first apprehensive steps. They will share what they have learned and how others can confidently (and finally), leave their job for their joy.

MiShawn Williams, who has been an entrepreneur for over 12 years with the founding of VinoVie, a wine club and wine tasting business, after losing a job in 2008, shares, “Now, more than ever, people have been let go of their jobs or are choosing to resign. People, not only get the value of, but the the necessity of, having another stream of income as we’ve seen so much become unpredictable these last two and a half years. The event aims to support new entrepreneurs or people considering entrepreneurship, whether full-time, part-time or side-hustle, to get inspired, go for it and learn how to keep it going.”

Some of the featured speakers include Patty Aubrey – president of the Chicken Soup for the Soul publishing company and Canfield Training Group and bestselling author, Becky Launder, CEO & co-founder of Modern Direct Seller, and Tonya Hoffman, founder of BeeKonnected.

About MiShawn Williams

MiShawn is a Certified Canfield Success Principles Trainer as well as a Managing Director with the Boisset Collection, a luxury international direct sales wine company. She’s a #1 Amazon Best Selling book author with Moms Who Boss Up Post-Pandemic. And, she leads “Elevated Aliveness for Emerging Entrepreneurs” workshops, groups and webinars based of the Success Principles and her years of experience mentoring others in direct sales.

Find out more here: LeaveYourJobForYourJoy.com

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Serial Entrepreneur Armond Davis Introduces The Paragon Group Investment Firm

TPG Plans to Build Supportive Ecosystems For Minority and Women Owned Businesses Through Adequate VC Funding and Support

Armond Davis

Armond Davis

ATLANTASept. 15, 2021PRLog — Serial Entrepreneur Armond Davis is on a mission to become the most influential investor in women and minority owned businesses through his investment firm, The Paragon Group (TPG). Through TPG, Davis will invest in companies that have minority and woman founders to provide them access to much-needed capital so that they have the opportunity to grow and scale properly. ​​

It is proven that Black and Minority owned businesses and their founders have been disproportionately affected by a lack of funding and opportunities for decades. This gap in equity has become even more pronounced since the COVID-19 pandemic began. According to Robert Fairlie’s Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, this gap has contributed to forcing 41% of Black-owned US businesses to close between February and April 2020, and many black-owned businesses are still experiencing a major decline amidst the pandemic in 2021.

Davis is here to provide a solution to this ongoing issue that is affecting minority communities, especially for women of color. That is why he is on a mission to build supportive and dynamic ecosystems for people in his community. He believes that with proper funding and support minority and women-owned founders are just as talented and capable of seeing the same levels of success as other founders.

Davis has two Master’s degrees (MBA in Finance and MS in Commercial Real Estate Investment), investment experience at Goldman Sachs and Suntrust, and 15 years of business operating experience. His extensive education and experience has given him a unique perspective on how to survive and thrive as an entrepreneur, ultimately making him a great choice as an investment partner.

TPG is also implementing a robust mentoring program through which founders whose companies receive investment and guidance from Davis and his team must in turn pass that knowledge forward by mentoring other small business owners in their city. The vision for the program is to create an “ecosystem of exchange” where minority and female founders are sharing the knowledge and experiences that they have gained to propel each other to the next stage of growth and attract further private equity and venture capital investments.

Davis says, “My firm will set a new trend of investment by working with founders on mindfulness and preparing them for the next level of success and then positioning them to scale up and handle that exponential growth.” He is a strong advocate for communal growth and wants every individual, business, and community he supports to have the ability to maximize its potential.

For more information about Armond and The Paragon Group please visit https://www.paragoninvestmentfund.com/. For all press and media inquiries please contact Lindsey Walker at l (mailto:lindsey@walkerassocmediagroup.com)indsey@walkerassocmediagroup.com


About the Author:

Armond Davis

is an American businessman and investor. He is the founder and Managing Partner of The Paragon Group, a private equity and venture capital firm, which invests primarily in seed and growth stage businesses with minority and female founders and commercial real estate. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida A&M University with an MBA in Finance in 2002. In 2019, Davis received his second Master’s degree when he obtained an MS in Commercial Real Estate Investment from Georgia State University. Davis is heavily involved in community leadership in Metro Atlanta.  He is an alum of the United Way’s Volunteer Involvement Program as well as the leadership programs of the Urban Land Institute and the Atlanta Regional Commission.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta, the largest and most influential Black mentoring organization in the city.

About the Paragon Group:

In 2021, Davis founded The Paragon Group (TPG), a private equity and venture capital firm based in Atlanta.  The firm manages separate funds that focus on two areas: an opportunistic commercial real estate fund and a fund that invests in enterprises that are minority and/or woman owned.

Publisher and Entrepreneur, Kenneth McQueen, Blazes New Trails in the Publishing Industry

Kenneth McQueen-Businessman

Kenneth McQueen-Businessman

LEXINGTON, Ky.Aug. 19, 2021PRLog — In a world filled with uncertainly, brought on by a global pandemic, many professionals in the business sector are finding ways to reinvent themselves. Kenneth McQueen is no exception to that shift in today’s marketplace. Moreover, while many small businesses are closing shop, Mr. McQueen is opening his doors to a new business, new clients and new possibilities!

His new publishing company, Tacky Duck, is helping to build a stronger community by providing authors with an opportunity to share their stories with the world, while also monetizing their dreams of having a book published.

That said, Tacky Duck Publishing is now accepting new clients and is demystifying the misconceptions of publishing a book. Many people think you have to be a very successful celebrity, or company to produce a quality book. Kenneth McQueen, founder of Tacky Duck Publishing, wants aspiring authors to know that ambition, consistency, vision are the essential ingredients needed to write a book. He also believes that everyone has a story on the inside of them that they can share with the world.

Who is Ken McQueen?

Kenneth McQueen, known in writers’ circles as Ken, is a published author himself. He is a political science graduate of Berea College and has had his share of experiences in the political sector, which lead his current path as a law student at the University of Kentucky. At age 26, he has published several books with a focus on success as an African-American male.

Ken’s own journey with writing began after receiving his first “D” in college. It opened his eyes to the world of journaling and the true understanding of composition. Having published his first book at the age of 21, he has gone on to assist many others in the publishing process. Ken has changed many lives through his books and keynotes.

“As an author and a publisher, I understand the ins and outs of this industry, and I can help new authors to successfully navigate this process, by removing the stress and guess work”, said Ken McQueen.

Backstory: Ken started Tacky Duck Publishing in 2018 and has helped numerous clients tell many different stories about life, love, adversity, and hope. Whether you have already completed your manuscript or searching for assistance with text editing, binding, or cover illustrations, we facilitate all aspects of the publishing process to meet our clients where they are in their publishing journey. Not sure where to start? Schedule a complimentary consultation at https:// www.tackyduckpublishing.com/. You are invited to work with an incredible publishing team. Tacky Duck Publishing believes everyone has an inner-author who’s waiting for the right motivation, time, opportunity, to write a book. This could be your opportunity.

More about the company:

At Tacky Duck Publishing, we encourage people to share their stories and experiences with the world. A single book can change someone’s life–that book can be yours. If you have an interest in writing and publishing a book, reach out to us at tackyduckpublishing@gmail.com. We are ready to help you every step of the way. If you just have questions about the process, we are here for that too. Looking forward to talking soon! We are currently accepting new clients.