Given how saturated the commercial space has become, many enterprises have stepped up in order to stand out and rise above. Some of them have managed to reach impressive heights to generate wealth and gain fame, while others have climbed the summits to drive change and impact lives. Although it may sound easy on paper, these businesses have fought tooth and nail to transform their visions into reality, slowly cementing a reputable stance across various industries. As a result, they inspire many hopefuls, motivating them to materialize their visions despite the obstacles they may encounter along the way. By continuing to defy odds, these top ten brands in 2021 serve as a source of motivation for would-be powerhouses in the years to come.
Caribbean rapper Inky commands his vocals on the tracks like the king of the gods of Mount Olympus, Zeus, himself. Getting mainstream attention as an independent brand, he consistently feeds his core fan base with singles and collaborations with various artists to stamp his signature sound as the next melodic star to come out of Sint Maarten.
After displaying his talent on tracks like “Island Slang,” “Proud of That,” and “Hold a 100,” the independent artist is solely focused on continued growth throughout every quarter of this year. Thus far, his collaborations and singles, to date, have grossed over one hundred thousand streams as he continues to be one of the rawest authentic lyrical artists in the city.
Inky, as an artist, really represents his culture coming from a place of struggle and getting it out of the mud. Unlike many of his peers he was never handed any handouts and always had to make calculated moves in order to excel in his field, with his latest string of releases. 2021 is definitely a breakthrough year for new heights as he plans to soar above unapologetically with no remorse.
2. Dukwon “D.Cap” Jones
Dukwon “D.Cap” Jones was a former recording artist and a now successful graphic designer who founded of D.Cap Grfx of America Inc and UDooh. Learn more about Dukwon and all his brands by visiting his website.
3. Everyday Straight
Everyday Straight is a full-stack PR agency that helps businesses, artists, brands, and entrepreneurs get their stories published in mainstream media publications. With a team of incredibly talented journalists, marketing agents, and publicists Everyday Straight builds online authority and brand awareness for their clients through full custom article write-ups. With a network of over 300 publications in total, Everyday Straight can massively increase your online presence and help grow your work.
4. The Modern Rose
The Modern Rose is a South Florida-based, 3x voted Best Café, café and lifestyle brand built around creativity, inclusivity, and direct sourcing. The Modern Rose has tripled in size in one year and is now beginning to franchise, both in Florida and throughout the U.S. Their programming is built around local coffee, 60+ organic teas, and a unique and experimental menu that pleases the eyes and taste buds. From UFC Champions to professional golfers, The Modern Rose and their ceremonial-grade Modern Matcha and eclectic teas fuel the world’s athletes.
5. Linda Washington
Linda Washington is a singer, songwriter, and author who has been making waves across multiple industries. A breast cancer survivor and mother based in Phoenix, Arizona, this go-getter tells a story that inspires aspirants to thrive and get ahead through her new song entitled “Need Love.”
A track that features one of the music industry’s most sought-after artists, Superstar Lamar, “Need Love” sheds light on the struggles that come with battling breast cancer. From being belittled as a woman to experiencing countless rejections, Linda goes all-out in her pursuit of becoming a source of motivation for many breast cancer survivors worldwide. Apart from dominating the music scene, this power player launches a book entitled Forbidden and Broken: Finding Love Behind the Scars designed to touch lives by sharing her journey with the big C. Armed with a passion for motivating others, Linda seeks to enlighten others through various groundbreaking platforms.
6. Troy Sandidge
Troy Sandidge is a strategic mastermind, aka the Strategy Hacker®, with over 10 years of experience empowering Entrepreneurs, Small-Medium Businesses, Startups, Small-Medium Enterprises, and Fortune 1000 level up in the global marketplace. Named a Top 100 Marketing Leader by MARSum World, his strategies have generated over $100 million for his clients worldwide. Troy is the Founder & CEO of Strategy Hackers, Host of the iDigress Podcast, Author of Strategize Up, and named LA Wire’s 30 Under 30.
He strategizes ‘ready now’ businesses to 7+ figures by eliminating the 3 C’s (Complexity, Confusion, & Complications) from the business equation to create clarity making customizable strategic solutions by applying his 6 Strategy Pillars (Simple, Scalable, Sustainable, Systematic, Speedy, & Successful) for them to grow. His strategic advisory focuses on nine concentrations: Marketing, Business, Growth, Social Media, Branding, Community, Diversity, Mindset, and Innovation. You will find Troy on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Clubhouse @FindTroy.
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7. Fred T. Williams
Fred T. Williams is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, and poet. He is a rising voice on faith, purposeful living, healthy relationships, love, brand development; and a rising Instapoet. For more than twenty years he has helped many unlock greatness within them, while enabling them to find their passion, live their purpose, and gain the cutting edge in life. He has assisted organizations and entrepreneurs in establishing strong and healthy brands.
Fred is the author of four books including the recent I WILL DO GREATER: 31 Daily Affirmations and the two-book poetry collection entitled THE JOURNEY SERIES, which contains the titles: The Path Away From There and I Hope This Helps Along the Way. Fred has empowered countless people throughout the United States and abroad through his coaching, writing, speaking, inspirational videos, online training, and live events.
Fred is his brand. All his endeavors, businesses, and pursuits are directly connected to his life’s mission to empower people to grow better and do greater in every area and aspect of their life and business. He is the chairman of a holding company comprising nine privately held businesses that operate in various sectors.
Facebook: Fred T. Williams
8. Ronny Fargo
Ronny Fargo, an acclaimed e-commerce consultant, is highly cognizant of the power of digital commerce. This recognition fuels his drive to equip the clients under his wing with the knowledge and resources they need to start and scale an online business.
9. Jeff Williams
Jeff Williams was born in Houston Texas. His mother’s family was mostly born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA; his grandfather came from South Carolina.
“Music was something I have always been attracted to since I was a baby, going to church and growing up and listening to my uncle’s choir.” Jeff’s uncle was a Pastor who finally became a Bishop before passing away.
His mother’s dream was for Jeff to make it in the music industry as a singer. But he never took it seriously enough, not until Danielle Lowe heard his song “Secret Dreams.”Because of Danielle and VRadio Nashville, things started to look real.
Jeff released another single “Cancer,” which got him so much attention including from Music Producer Don P. The producer helped him to create more music tracks and produced another song called “BABY GIRL.”
“From there, I had someone to help push me to go for it, and here I am,” Jeff concludes.
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2021 has been a difficult year. While others have closed their doors to the public indefinitely, some establishments have managed to thrive during these trying times. As an unconventional fertility clinic that promotes affordable and convenient family-building care, Kindbody takes center stage with grace and finesse. Founded in 2018 by Gina Bartasi, Kindbody is a health and technology company that provides fertility, gynecology, and family-building care across the country. It seeks to change the healthcare scene by introducing a wide variety of state-of-the-art techniques, allowing many individuals and families to go through it all with ease. Its services range from fertility treatments, including IVF and egg freezing, to gynecology, wellness, and LGBTQ+ care.
To know more about Kindbody, you may visit its website.