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Where Entrepreneur And Stylist Keiana Armani Draws Inspiration For Her Head-Turning Pieces

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Keiana Armani is an entrepreneur, creative director, fashion stylist, certified fitness trainer, and founder/CEO of Indigo Blue Style based in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. She and her team are committed to assisting women around the globe through products and information with a message of embracing their inner empress and living their best life by uncovering their truest form of self. 

She has worked with the fashion industry’s leading photographers and fashion stylists. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, most recently Keiana was featured in Yahoo Finance, Business Insider, and Digital Journal. Keiana has also been credited by Essence for top street-style looks during New York Fashion Week.

Growing up, Keiana has always been in awe of high-end designer clothing. But because of her humble upbringing, she was prompted to recreate the designer ensembles. Yet this didn’t discourage her. Instead, she allowed this to become the avenue where she developed her personal, head-turning style. 

Eventually, a deep love for styling sparked within Keiana and prompted her to create new, stylish looks. Now, she is using her talent and eye for fashion to build a Global Fashion and Lifestyle Empire.

 Inspired By The Greats 

When creating captivating pieces, Keiana is inspired by history and some of the greats who have left a mark in history for their fashion sense.

“As a fashion stylist and creative director, I love to use history as a guide to creating and styling editorials by tapping into the greats that came before me. It allows me to pay homage, push boundaries, and explore new creative heights,” she said. 

Keiana added that studying fashion history has been her greatest tool and has helped set her apart from the other stylists in the industry. 

Empowering Women 

Indigo Blue Style was created by Keiana to empower women and help them realize their full potential. 

“We do this by providing the latest fashion news, style inspiration, health, and fitness tips, beauty, and etiquette advice to guide each woman to a life of confidence–empowering the inner empress,” Keiana said. 

Aside from creating head-turning styles for women, Keiana’s brand also has an international podcast called The Indigo Blue Empowerment Conversations which furthers their mission to inspire, empower, and educate.

“It is truly a gift to inspire so if we are granted the opportunity to impact just one person, to ignite their inner power, to embrace the inner empress then we have served our divine purpose. That is what I would like the Indigo Blue Style brand to be remembered for,” she said. 

Keiana’s Brand also has products that assist women with building quality wardrobes by adding luxury pieces and fitness products to help women reclaim their bodies and live a healthy lifestyle. These products include Luxury Vintage Pieces, Health&fitness Products, Fashion Accessories, and Ebooks to which she has a new one coming soon entitled “Self-Love Guide”.

Get to know more about Keiana Armani through her Instagram account (@iam_keianaarmani) or visit @indigobluestyle on Instagram or through the website.

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Why “It Doesn’t Take Money To Make Money”, According To Social Media Star Ken Mack

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Ken Mack on site at a multimillion dollar LED manufacturing company which he acquired in Brazil

“It takes money to make money” – fact or fiction? We put the question to investor Ken Mack, and he tells us that this phrase is “total rubbish!”. Ken, who comes from humble beginnings, was born in the UK, in the country of Scotland. He now resides in multiple locations around the world, and is currently based in Dubai. The self made millionaire tells us how he started his journey 16 years ago. As he had no money to start with, he needed to find a creative way to create wealth without using any of his own money, simply because he didn’t have any. His quest for wealth led him to discover a strategy known as a leveraged buyout. 

A leveraged buyout is a strategy in which you can buy an existing successful business using other people’s money. One such example of a leveraged buyout is utilizing “seller finance” or “deferred consideration” to buy a profitable business. This is where you can agree a price to buy a business from the business owner and rather than paying up front, you can pay the seller over a set period of time by using the cash flow which the business generates. This effectively allows you to buy businesses without using any of your own money. This is the exact strategy that Mack used to create his wealth. 

Ken tells us “it doesn’t take money to buy a business, it takes strategy. Similarly it doesn’t take money to buy real estate, it takes strategy. For example, in Spain you can get a 113% mortgage which means that they [the bank] will pay you to borrow money. And again no deposit is required and the bank will even pay your buying fees.” Ken went on to give us several other strategies for wealth creation such as “rent to rent”. 

We asked Ken if having a mentor is essential for creating wealth. He told us that he cannot say it is essential as he did not have a mentor himself, when he started. However, “the kind of person who says that it takes money to make money, typically has a victim type mentality and they are the ones who could benefit from a mentor the most. Having a mentor will expedite your success and send you light years ahead”, according to Mack. 

Ken Mack now dedicates his time to coaching others to create wealth and he is aggressively working towards becoming “the greatest generational wealth coach of all time”. He tells us that he hopes to achieve this by sharing his real life experiences with normal people who can benefit from them and he believes that anyone can create generational wealth, just like him. As far as the phrase “It takes money to make money” goes, Ken leaves us in no doubt that in his opinion, this is most definitely not the case!

Also Read: Ken Mack & Coach JV Are Causing A Storm in Dubai, Following Meet Up with Fans

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How Cecilia And Shane Grizzard Tapped Into The Potential Of The Online Space

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Sometimes, people forget or are unable to claim packages from e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Target, or Walmart. Fortunately, these items don’t always go to waste, as people claim them as mystery packages that they open in hopes of finding something valuable. 

While the packages aren’t always what they seem to be, the people who acquire them find different opportunities to monetize them. Influencers even film themselves as they open the packages and guess their contents. 

Cecilia and Shane Grizzard were also interested in mystery boxes, but not for the reasons mentioned. They saw an opportunity to profit from them by tapping into the e-commerce industry. 

Growing In Numbers 

“Shane and I started our e-commerce career with liquidation pallets such as Target, Walmart, Amazon mystery boxes, etc. Then, we started buying truckloads of inventory from target overstocks such as baby items and furniture,” Cecilia said.  

Cecilia realized she wanted to enter the e-commerce industry after seeing that only a few people shop in stores, and the online shopping market is gaining popularity. She also wanted to relax a little from her travel job and run a business from home. 

After an interested customer bought an item from the couple, they created a group page on Facebook and started listing on the Facebook marketplace. Cecilia and Shane then shared their group page and got noticed by other consumers. 

The pair later decided to venture out and started on eBay. In just seven months, they made $75,000 in sales. Cecilia later told Shane to begin selling on Amazon, where they made $55,000 in sales in just one month, with $35,000 in profit. After seven months, the couple earned $140,000 in sales, with $75,000 in profit. 

“The more I share it on my Instagram, the more I get noticed. I was having people ask me for help constantly, which made me start my automation service, CS’ E-commerce,” Cecilia said. 

Starting An Automation Service 

Once the couple’s e-commerce business took off, and Cecilia shared more about it on her Instagram account, more people noticed their success and began asking for help in their e-commerce business. 

Seeing this as another opportunity to exercise her entrepreneurial skills, Cecilia started her automation service, CS’ E-commerce. 

“It takes capital to do $55,000 in sales with a $35,000 profit, but not a lot of people do that in e-commerce. That’s, sometimes someone’s yearly salary at a 9-5 job. I know I can change someone’s life with the automation services I offer,” Cecilia said. 

Check out Cecilia and Shane Grizzard’s Instagram account for more information. 

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What Motivates Coach-Consultant Manuela Proano to Achieve Her Goals

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Each one of us has a passion that we all want to pursue to achieve happiness. Manuela Proano has three: fashion, entrepreneurship, and helping others.

This inspired her to establish MPPA Studio and THE SECRET FASHION MOVEMENT, a coaching-consulting business where she helps entrepreneurs craft their luxury personal branding, and become influential while feeling confident and like a complete badass. 

“I also own a production agency where we craft all the high-end conceptual photos and videos for entrepreneurs and premium fashion brands,” she said. 

A Clear View of Her Goals 

Even though Manuela’s three passions can sometimes be demanding, she wakes up every morning feeling motivated to achieve the things she wants in life. Her secret is having clarity over her goals, which, for Manuela, translates into commitment.

“I noticed every successful person always has two whyʼs—a very internal personal and a purpose. My most personal why is to live a life of freedom, traveling around the world, building new memories, connecting with new people and cultures, and bringing along friends and family, as well as giving back to my parents and supporting their dream life, in the same way they have always supported me” she shared. 

On the other hand, Manuela believes that her purpose in life is to help driven entrepreneurs be badass, confident, influential, and an authority in their field.

She added that having clarity on what she wants, where she wants to go, why she wants it, and what she needs to do to get there also helps her become motivated and grow in different aspects of her life. 

This was made easier when she created MPPA Studio, which gathered all of her passions and is changing many lives through her coaching strategies for development and growth. But most importantly, Manuela is enjoying every step of the way. 

How Her Business Started 

Manuela started as a fashion consultant five years ago. She decided to start a business and support fashion entrepreneurs after coming back home to Ecuador after having studied and worked abroad in the fashion industry in Barcelona and NYC. 

“I had to face a market where I couldnʼt find a job, where my passions and my knowledge were misunderstood and unappreciated,” she shared. 

It took Manuela years to understand certain things and she made mistakes along the way due to a lack of guidance. But as she progressed, she promised that she didn’t want budding entrepreneurs to feel lost and scared as she did before she found her stride. 

“As the market started developing, so did I. I started building a name and a reputation. That is when I realized I wanted to help other entrepreneurs do the same,” she said. 

Check Manuela Proano’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts for more information. Or reach her through her email addresses: info@mppastudio.com and manuela@mppastudio.com

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