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2019 Phenomenal Woman Scholarship

Right Before is about providing the resources to those who have the desire and ambition to reach success and who don’t stop searching for the resources and teammate(s) to achieve it. This scholarship is intended for UGA undergraduates and graduate students in order to increase the participation of underrepresented students in study abroad programs. AT LEAST One award of $500 is available for this scholarship. Right Before reserves the right to add an additional scholarship if the need…

. . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKAb8t1aIwg One of my mentors reached out to me and told me that these young guys were starting a new city club in Atlanta and I should get connected. I really had no idea what it was but I applied and went to their first event previewing their space, and lets just say, the Gathering Spot has exceeded expectations. In a little over a year they have taken Atlanta by storm. Co-founder…

. . I love the Spendefy bruh-mance here. This was my first time interviewing co-founders and I loved being in between these two. In 2016, co-founders, Antwon and Eldredge, teamed up to launch Spendefy, a tech company that connects black owned businesses to conscious consumers. The idea behind Spendefy developed when Antwon and Eldredge were discussing the lack of economic structure in the black community. Spendefy hosts thousands of black businesses on its platform and…

Journey with Blue Episode I Hi, I’m Michelle Blue, when I was 22, just two weeks after I graduated college, I made the biggest…and probably the craziest decision of my life. Instead of going into a job, like the last four years of college had prepared me for, I decided on a completely different path…I launched my business, Bené, full time. Inspired from a study abroad trip to Ghana, Bené is a luxury scarf…

From Profit to Purpose — A Life-Changing Proposition

When starting a business or a new idea, anybody who has been there before will ask you one fundamental question…”How will you monetize this”? That question lands a crushing blow to the over 80% of businesses that fail to monetize enough to be around after the first year. If you are like me and really could not answer this question, it would be easy to get very discouraged. But what if you want to be…

Why Your Friend’s “Consulting” Business is an Idea Worth Supporting

Being an entrepreneur is probably one of the most “in vogue” and “cool” things to do right now. In a recent business meeting, a guest described it as a sort of “fad”. The ability to set your own hours and call yourself a “CEO” has the effect of a powerful drug running through your veins, and turns enterprising people into marketing gurus. If you add the words “LLC” or “Incorporated” behind your new creation,  you suddenly are…

“Dem Boys” Are Rewriting the Education Narrative

Facts: Among top scorers on the SAT—those scoring between a 750 and 800—60 percent are Asian and 33 percent are white, compared to 5 percent Latino and 2 percent black (Brookings) For college-bound SAT users, the SAT national average score was 1083 ; for African-Americans and Hispanics scores were 950 and 980 respectively.  (Brookings) With an income of <20,000, the average test score for the SAT is 970. With an household income of >200,000, that number…

Beauty and the beat

By: Andrew Porter Few students are actively living their life with as much purpose as 4th year University of Georgia student, Bianca Godwins. In a simple introduction, Godwins would tell you she’s a microbiology major from Kennesaw, Georgia. She’d probably go on to talk about how she is the Vice President of African Student Union or how she’s both an LSAMP scholar and CURO scholar. If you were to talk with her a  little more ,…

3 Ways Right Before (and YOU) can Transform from Good to Great in 2017

1)    Develop a support system I do not know if it is scientifically proven, but I know from first-hand experience that it is nearly impossible to push yourself to your fullest potential. Have you ever tried holding your breath until you passed out, or stretching a muscle further than you really want to stretch? I would be willing to bet that in both circumstances, you are not able to perform the task because your…

The Broke Man’s Blueprint

By: Kenneth Duncan  I used to fear failure. I used to fear the uncertainty that comes with pursuing dreams. I think we all have. I used to think that the only way to find success was to follow the blueprint laid by others that had been there before. The funny thing about the “blueprints” are that they are written by somebody who has failed over and over and over again. The blueprint to finding success is…