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Buckhead’s Hidden Gems

Every day we have a choice. We can support an up and coming podcaster, try a new family-run restaurant, join a boutique gym started by a local fitness champ or we could keep giving away our money to the handful of giants who already control so much of our commerce. Our daily decisions impact the kind world we live in; if we want a world where small businesses are growing and artists and creatives are thriving then we should support them with our time, money and attention. We’re proud to highlight inspiring creatives and entrepreneurs each week in Hidden Gems series.  Check out some of Buckhead’s gems below.

Kelsey Scott

The transportation industry was no where on my radar until I saw a post on Instagram from Alix Good Energy. I was 36 weeks pregnant with my second son and my husband and myself were looking for more passive businesses to invest in. I was in corporate America and didn’t really enjoy it which caused me to dip into a slight depression. I just wanted to be with my babies. We met with Alix at his office and signed up for his program.  Read more>>

Eternity Hyppolite

Ever since I was a child, I knew what I desired. Teaching, modeling, entrepreneurship, and acting all interested me. I have been journaling and fell in love with poetry ever since I could remember. I used to write stories of the life I desired to live. I acted out movie scenes on the bedroom floor of my room and would practice my runway walk down the hall of my childhood home. All of these outlets is how I created my business.  Read more>>

Mardy Price

Well I’m from a small town in Florida called Polk city road growing up there was little to no opportunities to become successful with 3 streets and two was in the neighborhood I used to hate being suck there as a kid but it gave me so much time to think of ways out so I started using my talents as a way out music became my outlet because anything else just wasn’t working being a troubled kid to a single mom of five I would act out all the time music became my safe place I would do talent shows and sell demos around the city moving forward I learned that you needed a team. Read more>>

Malik Williams

I Moved From Arkansas To Atlanta Georgia October 2021 To Start My Music Career. In November I Recorded My First Song While Living In Atlanta In November 2021. The Song Was Called Too Much Work It Average About 5,000 Streams On Spotify. Its Out On All Platforms. I Started Off Going To Clubs To Perform And Then 2022 Around April I Decided To Start Performing At Open Mics And Showcases For More Recognition And Connections To The Industry. Read more>>

2am

I moved to the Gwinnett area when I was in the 8th grade from Miami Dade. Life was different when I first got here but I learned to adjust. I started really recording when I was in college and I linked up with my Bestfriend Paytience. We inspired each other to learn and grow individually to amazing heights constantly challenging each other to be the best at performing and freestyling. When I left college I continued my pursuit in music.  Read more>>

Bobby Trends

I fell in love with music at the age of ten. That’s when I started collecting music because I knew I wanted to be a DJ. When my sister graduated from middle school she threw a party in our basement. We bought records that we played at the party, however, we ran out of music. One of the guys at the party was a DJ and he rocked the party. When I saw the attention he was getting especially from the ladies it inspired me. I knew at that moment I wanted to do that.  Read more>>

Hassan Glenn

HoopBeast started off as a college project at Valdosta State University. Originally as a fashion page for hoopers. After I graduated & the pandemic happening a year after that it turned into something else. I started filming & making highlight tapes when I was in high school, mostly for myself & I have always what you would call a “film junkie”. So once I got to college and began coaching as a student assistant coach for the Womens basketball program at VSU, Read more>>

Alexandrea Council

In 2011, my bestie and I decided to move to Atlanta. I had high hopes of starting a career in marketing, but God had a different plan. After countless job applications, I finally landed a position in HR. Although I have grown in my career, I always knew my long term goal was entrepreneurship (and what better place than a city that’s known for successful black businesses). I wanted to start my own business, but hadn’t found the right idea yet. One day my boyfriend finally gave in to my random rants about having a picnic. Since I like to be prepared, I already had a picnic basket, blanket and travel plates ready to go! I went to Target to snag the rest of our supplies; I grabbed utensils, napkins, wine glasses and obviously wine.  Read more>>

Carissa Robinson

Honestly, travel has always been a part of me. Being of Caribbean decent, I was introduced to travel at a very young age. I fell in love with the idea of becoming a travel professional when I was younger, traveling back to Jamaica with my parents. It was a routine that I fell in love with. We always caught the earliest flight, which means we had to wake up at 4am. Why did we wake up that early, I have no idea, but my father always wanted to be early to the airport so that we wouldn’t “miss our flight” but honestly, I just think he knew we would take too long to get out the house and to the airport.  Read more>>

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