Atlanta’s Sensational Girl Group, MAKO Girls, Release Their New Single “Day 1” from Their Upcoming Sophomore EP

The MAKO Girls dropped their hot new single “Day 1” on January 1, 2019. The go-getter, spirited track entitled “Day 1” is geared to inspire January 1, 2019 as Day 1 to start your journey towards your destiny. MAKO Girls will release their upcoming sophomore EP in 2019 with “Day 1” as the second single released. The video for “Day 1” will follow the single and can be viewed on MAKO Girls YouTube page and www.makogirls.com. The group released their first single “Worldwide” from their upcoming second EP in August 2018. All MAKO Girls music is available for download on Spotify, Tidal, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music and Pandora.
The MAKO Girls music style is matched to an R&B sound with a pop feel. Their second EP is definitely a feel good, teenager appeal with an Atlanta production sparkle. The group is known to “turn up” any audience with their up-beat dance moves, synchronized vocals and sizzling tracks. Stay tuned for more new music released from the MAKO Girls by following the pop sensational girl group on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (@makogirls) and YouTube (MAKO Girls Atlanta).
About The MAKO Girls
Meet Atlanta’s own pop and R&B group MAKO Girls!

Mako Girls perform at VEU Magazine Open Forum Event one Atlanta, Ga

Deemed to be as legendary as the great TLC. MAKO Girls have been setting their own trends and creating their own opportunities. Meet Mimi (17), A-Ni (15), and Kena (19) Ochoa known to most as MAKO Girls. They are three sisters that took their love for singing and dancing to a professional level. Inspired by Missy Elliott, TLC, Aaliyah, Katy Perry, and Mindless Behavior, the MAKO Girls wanted to do more than just sing and dance, they want to entertain the masses. With the upcoming release of their second EP, the MAKO Girls are making waves in the entertainment industry and it’s a dream come true.
The MAKO Girls have performed at over 120 youth inspired events and shows in the past two years. The group is striving to break barriers with their clean music and introduction of a professional platform where other artist that possess the same drive and passion can become a part of the movement. The creation of the MAKO Girls Annual Glow Party and now the MAKO Girls Carnival Glow Party Tour has completely changed the dynamics of MAKO Girls placement in the industry. The introduction of their teen cosmetics line with Kissable Lips Cosmetics put the group directly in front of the lime light and the sisters embrace it.
MAKO Girls have been featured on top tier blogs such as FreddyO.com, Black Celeb Kids, Drama Like The DJ.com, This Is 50.com, TripleHQ.com, CeeSoDope.com, and Vh1’s Delania Dixon’s Diva Gals Daily. Magazines: Presidential Style Magazine, My Time Magazine, Urban Spice Magazine, Blaze Magazine, Game Changers Magazine, Hype Magazine as the featured “Next To Blow” artist, mentioned in Hip Hop Weekly, as well as gracing the cover of Teen Aman Magazine. Live interviews: Arise360 Entertainment TV, K100 Radio, 108 Praise Radio, and additional radio, magazine and media outlets.
FOLLOW @MAKOGIRLS ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND YOUTUBE: MAKO GIRLS ATLANTA.
Contact:
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5 Important Lifestyle Changes to Have a More Successful Life

Many of us have been asking the entrepreneurs what are the good habits or lifestyle changes that are required for a successful life. What do you find in morning schedules and what do you find in lifestyle changes that individuals make, to go from running a successful business or having a good job and a good idea for making something fantastic. 

Here are some of the important lifestyle changes that can help you to be successful.

Be Consistent 

One of the main lifestyle changes you have to make for a successful life is being consistent. Most of the individuals are not consistent. You need to get it. It requires investment for energy to build. You won’t have the success by simply having these short spurts with the long gaps. It’s obviously better to spend 30 minutes to an hour each and every day on your business than one day seven days all in on the organization. 

Identify Your Commitments and Priorities

Have you at any point considered the way that your priorities and commitments are dictated by your needs? Doesn’t it bode well then that if you change the priorities, the behavior will also be changed? The issue with this situation is that changing the priorities is more difficult than changing the behavior. Trying to complete one without the other is very difficult. If you focus on behavior without concerning the priorities, the behavior will dependably return. 

Make an Individualized Strategy 

It is a fact that a single strategy is not suitable for all individuals and sometimes may be risky to your health. Everybody needs an individualized strategy. As individuals, we are physiologically as well as biochemically different. This is definitely why no single strategy or a program works for everybody. If there is such a strategy, everyone would adopt it. 

Know Your Why 

If you don’t know why you need to change your lifestyle, you are bound to lose your inspiration sooner or later to stay on the course. Actually, not knowing your why is the absolute most basic purpose behind the failure to achieve one’s objective. Your why is the real reason for the change. It is your motivation and your inspiration. 

Imagine Your Success 

Imagine your motivation and inspiration and imagine your success. The best method to do this is to envision a day in your life when you have accomplished your objective. Imagine yourself being successful in accomplishing your goal because of the change in your lifestyle. It is a good approach to make reasonable images in your mind of yourself approaching your goals. Envision as it is happening at the moment.

The best thing about your commitment to lifestyle change is that once you really settle on the choice, achieving your objective becomes a result. It’s what we as a whole need and we can have it if we truly, genuinely need it. It is a matter of decision.

Top 5 Businesses to Start In 2019

Choosing the best business idea will be a difficult task for all the entrepreneurs.  Everybody needs to explore the recent trends in the market. If you are searching for the best business ideas to start in 2019, here are top 5 business ideas to start in 2019.

 1. Selling Digital Downloadable Products 

Digital marketing is ever increasing and market utilization is likewise increasing. In this way, you have to make a digitallydownloadable product and sell it. You can make a software application, an eBook, Addon’s, scripts and video tutorials. This business can give you a higher profit with low investment. It tends to be run on the internet along these lines; you won’t require any space or office. It tends to be done from a homeoffice or as a part-time. 

2. Shirt Designing Business 

Shirt designing business has a higher potential for the next 20 years. If you are god gifted in designing and are expert in AdobePhotoshop, you can start your shirt designing business and it is going to be an amazing business. 

3. Professional Blogging Business

These days, bloggers and doctors are earning the same income. You don’t need to be a professional to make a handsome income. You simply need to learn one subject and begin sharing your considerations in the right way. Make sure to be consistent on the relevant writing topic on the important theme and make your blog updated on daily basis. Sharing the views is the best work you can do in this world. Proficient blogging is an incredible method to make handsome income with the low venture. 

4. Niche Freelancing Website Business

These days, everyone is looking for a part-time business especially the students. There are various freelancing sites available in the market. Yet if you make a freelancing site that supports niche freelancing website business, you can get a good number of dedicated specialists who are committed to just singlefieldwork. 

5. Virtual Assistant Services 

When the pre-Recession economy was at the peak, every manager, entrepreneur or the officials had an individual or official virtual assistant.  Many still have full schedules and workload that make having an assistant valuable. To fill this gap, virtual assistants have become a very important part of the sharing economy. As a Virtual Assistant, you can select your customers and make your own timetable managing the bookingtravel, schedule meetings, manage emails and completing the tasks to make your clients’ lives run all the more easily. 

In 2019, entrepreneurs are truly idealistic of things to come. They are earning more incomes, hiring more and paying lower taxes. For some, hiring the freelance workers is the ideal ground to get the work they require while maintaining a strategic distance from extra taxes or a long-lasting commitment. If you have the right stuff entrepreneurs could utilize, you have a very well and profitable opportunity before you. You can even begin effectively by marketing your services on different freelancing platforms.

Why Finance Management is Important For the Success of Your Business

Financial management is an important ingredient in the success of a business. It refers to organizing, strategic planning, controlling and directing of financial tasks in an institute or in an organization. It likewise incorporates principles of applying management to the financial resources of an institute or an organization, while having a significant impact in financial management. It’s a really sad fact that 90% of the businesses fail in their initial ten years, and 60% don’t make it to their third-year celebration.  

The significance of Finance Management

Most businesses go through startup and development periods spending more than they are earning, however, the long haul strength and health of any organization relies upon generating more income than the expenditures. Financially viable organizations must manage the flow of cash successfully enough to abstain from debilitating finance charges and have a sufficient capital on hand that can cover the basic expenditures.  

Reasons Why Finance Management is Important for the Success of Business

Here are some of the reasons why financial management is very important

Reduce Expenditure and Increase Profits 

Business expenditure can cover everything from purchasing supplies and hardware that are basic for the day by day running of your organization, to costs when visiting customers and then some. Good management of finances will identify the areas of overspending or that can be adjusted. 

Guarantee a Smooth Cash Flow 

It is usually a poor flow of cash that sees a business comes up short. Hence, just as securing the initial capital, good financial management includes balancing financial incoming’s as well as outgoings for the organization. With poor income, you can finish up with good outgoings than the approaches making financial issues, while with more prominent approaches you should know where to reinvest successfully. 

Stay on Top of the Legal Costs 

There is a wide range of legitimate expenses businesses must pay, from company tax to liability insurance and others. It is basic that each business stays over these to abstain from falling into any lawful inconvenience and has cost them into their business plan from the initial stages. Clear financial management is a fundamental characteristic of a good financial manager, guaranteeing the business has enough assets to cover different fees alongside back-up if there is an increase in the taxes. Lack of common sense can prompt fines over the taxes owed or even overpaying your business. 

Please the Board and Employees 

Financial management will bring good rewards for the business as well as for those put resources into it. Good financial information will be requested by the board and require skills in funds management and planning. Good financial management is crucial in each business, so growing such abilities or contracting somebody very competent is an absolute necessity for any organization. 

Financial management refers to taking care of the money in an effective way, one where each penny or penny is utilized viably, with the least waste. In a business sense, good financial management is fundamental to guarantee that an organization continues ticking over effectively and does not get into financial inconvenience, as the results could be serious. 

Slim Thug & The BossLife Foundation Held The 2019 BossLife Ball Celebrating Business Leaders!

Slim Thug and the BossLife Foundation hosted the 6th annual BossLife Ball on the evening of January 20, 2019 at The Post Oak Hotel. The BossLife Ball  was created in 2013 to celebrate local and national entrepreneurs, leaders, and those that are excelling in the community. This event  is also to raise funds for  community initiatives, scholarships, and toy drives for local kids in Houston. The 2018 BossLife Ball supported the BossLife Foundation’s efforts to give away a home to a family who lost their home during Hurricane Harvey!

Honoree, Justin Martin of Ijustgothit.com and his wife, Shannon Martin
Slim Thug

The evening started with a star studded red carpet experience hosted by Isiah Carey of The Isiah Factor on Fox 26 which consisted of the 2019 honorees, sponsors, and familiar faces such as Houston’s own Mayor Sylvester Turner, comedian/ artist Lil Duval, TV Johnny, Chamillionaire, Former Miami Dolphins player Alphonso Roundtree, Television Hostess Julissa Bermudez,  Singer Tobe Nwigwe, Justin Martin of IJustGotHit.com, and a host of others.

2019 Honorees:

Lilly’s Kloset

Justin Martin of Ijustgothit.com<http://ijustgothit.com/>

Sascha Stone Guttfreund of Score more / Festival extraordinaire

Turkey Leg Hut

Percy “King”  Creuzot of Frenchy’s Chicken
Shanquita Greggs of Shan Simply scents
Omar Garcia of Fence Geeks
Chamillionaire

Title Sponsors:

Justin Martin, Attorney and Founder of the Godsey Martin Law Firm & ijustgothit.com<http://ijustgothit.com/>

Central Houston Automotive Group

Active Athlete

The Post Oak Hotel

Texas Auto Trim

Ciroc

Remy

Bella Smiles, Dr. Indian Gibson

Deleon Tequila

Aloft Houston Galleria

All Photography by Stixx Williams

Chamillionaire

Learn How This Independent Film Director Gained Movie Theater Distribution for His New Film “In The Moment”

Miles Triplett, an independent film director from Atlanta, Ga, recently debuted his new film “In The Moment,” in a week long theater run in the city. This was a huge accomplishment, considering the fact that many actors and directors have never had the chance to see their work in major theaters next to big box films.

VEU Magazine owner Adrena Martin, had the chance to sit down with Miles, and one of the movie head stars DeMarcus Curry to talk more about the film, gaining distribution, entrepreneurship and more.

Watch the full video below

Ashlee A. Of OWN TV “Ready To Love” Show Talks Acting, Entrepreneurship and More

Photo from Ashlee A. Instagram page

“Ready to Love” was a new dating series that premiered in October 2018, from film producer Will Packer, on OWN TV. It was a journey of real-life dating interactions of successful African American men and women in the 30’s and 40’s, who were looking for authentic love and relationships.

On the day of the season finale in December 2018, we had the pleasure of speaking with cast member Ashlee about her role on the show, upcoming business endeavors, and more. Watch the full interview below.

Meet the Creator of the “Pattie Pies” Sweet Potato Pie, Kinna Thomas

Many are familiar with the “Pattie Pies,” which were made famous by the legendary singer Patti Labelle, but what you may not be familiar with is the story behind the desserts.
Darry Chambers, from Historically Black Since @historicallyblacksince on Instagram, had the chance to speak to the creator of Pattie Pies, Kinna Thomas via Instagram live, and learn more about her story, business, entrepreneurship and more.

Kinna Thomas


Check out the full audio from the interview below.

Actor George Lott Hits The Big Screen in Universal Pictures “Little” Starring Marsai Martin, Issa Rae, and Regina Hall. 

Interview by Tianna Sheree

VEU– Give a short introduction for those who may not be familiar with you. 
I’m a George Lott,  Actor, Artist, Writer, & CEO of #T8FLIGHT Entertainment. I am from the “itty bitty” Plant City, Florida.


VEU: How did you start your journey in acting? 
I started in The Drama club in school growing up which introduced me to theatre. I’ve done numerous of stage plays…but there was something that attracted me about TV/FILM so I moved to Atlanta to break into the industry.


VEU– You are easy to find in anything you do. Describe your style in 3 words? 
Peculiar Original Fearless


VEU– Did you enjoy working with the cast of your new movie LITTLE? What did you learn from the experience?
I had an amazing time while I was on set. I learned to always be prepared..you never know when an opportunity may come. I was originally brought to set as a “Featured Extra” but the director Tina Gordon Chism saw something in me…she put me on the spot,  I delivered and she upgraded me..and I became apart of the cast. 


VEU– Who is your favorite person to work with so far?
The Director, Tina Gordon Chism…her energy was amazing!! it was an honor to see a beautiful black Queen running the set. I had never seen it before…Black Girl Magic. ….also I cant pick just 1 lol….I have to give a special s/o to Marsai Martin…she pitched the movie at 11 years old..3 years later it happens… not only is she starring in it…but she’s a Executive producer…and is now the youngest executive producer in Hollywood!! 


VEU– Name some people on your bucket list to work with? 

Will Smith, Angela Bassett ,Viola Davis, Sandra Bullock, Meryl Streep, Jamie Foxx, and  Denzel Washington 


VEU– What Actor do you admire the most? 
Will Smith All dayyyy….I grew up watching him..I relate to him in so many ways…I’m naturally goofy and like to make people feel good.
I have my heart set on being in Bad Boys 3..someway some how. 


VEU– It is often said that creating is healing. How does working as an Actor your spirit?
It allows me to be transparent…and dig deep within myself…and if there is anything I wasnt aware that I subliminally dealing with..I’m forced to address it. As an actor you cant tell someone else’s story…unless you stand in your Truth. 


VEU– What encouraging words do you have for others entering your field?
Jump….and build the parachute on the way down. You have what it takes..but it’s going to take everything you got. 

VEU- Anything else you would like the world to know?
I’m a dope photographer….I shoot headshots for other actors. And I also do brand consulting for those in the Entertainment business looking to make a name for themselves 

Salon Owner and Entrepreneur Gocha Hawkins Opens Breakfast Bar in Atlanta

Last Thursday, author, salon owner and now restauranteur Gocha Hawkins, along with Hennessy VSOP Privilege,hosted a festive grand opening celebration for Atlanta’s newest cafe Gocha’s Breakfast Bar. VIPs flocked to the upscale restaurant, located in Atlanta’s affluent Cascade neighborhood, and cheered on as Gocha – along with City of South Fulton Mayor Bill Edwards and South Fulton Chamber of Commerce President Dyan Matthews – cut the ceremonial grand opening ribbon. The party continued inside with music by DJ Roots Queen, complimentary cocktails by Hennessy and a lavish buffet of Gocha’s Breakfast Bar specialties such as shrimp and grits, “Krunch-Tastic” French Toast, “Better Than Yo Momma” Biscuits, and Candied Maple Bacon.

Credit- Kayla Madonna

Credit Kayla Madonna


Special guests included Rasheeda Frost (“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”), author Monyetta Shaw, Malaysia Pargo (“Basketball Wives”), Khalilah Abdul-Baqi (Ego Entertainment), WNBA athlete Angel McCoughtry, R&B singer Sammie, Je’ Wesley (Cocktail Chronicles), Merlin Knight (VP of Membership Services, South Fulton Chamber of Commerce), Dr. Catherine Foster Rowell (Councilwoman, City of South Fulton), restauranteur and consultant Greg Cole and more. 


Gocha’s Breakfast Bar is open Monday – Friday, 7am – 3pm and Saturday – Sunday, 7am – 4pm, and is located at 3695 Cascade Rd, Ste 440, Atlanta GA 30331 (inside the Publix Shopping Center on Cascade and Fairburn Rd). Visit them online at gochasbreakfastbar.com and on Instagram at @gochasbreakfastbar.

Gocha Hawkins
Credit- Kayla Madonna