Are you tired of the 9-5 life? Thinking about becoming a business owner? The time is now! We’re a few months into 2022. What better time to start that business you have always dreamed of starting than now.
If you are looking to start a business this year, here are the top entrepreneurs who will certainly define what 2022 will hold and will inspire you to do the same.
So who are they?
– Grant Cardone
Grant Cardone is the bestselling author of The 10X Rule and has been buying real estate for over 30 years. Over those three decades, he has bought over two billion dollars worth of real estate in eight states. Grant currently manages 7,068 units with his private equity firm Cardone Capital. He is such a good real estate investor because of his extreme discipline, specific formulas, and good instinct to know when to exit the property. Throughout his career, Grant has been giving small investors a chance to start small and go big.
– Tai Lopez
Tai Lopez is an investor, partner, and advisor to almost two-dozen multi-million-dollar businesses. Through his popular book club and podcasts, The Tai Lopez Show, Tai shares advice on how to achieve health, wealth, love, and happiness with over 1.4 million people in 40 countries. The Tai Lopez Show gets around 800,000 downloads per month. In addition, Tai also owns the largest book shipping club in the world, Mentor Box, and was voted the Number 1 Social Media Influencer by Entrepreneur Magazine.
– Kurtis Lee Thomas
Kurtis Lee Thomas, known to many as the “Man from the Stars,” is a world-class keynote speaker and corporate mindfulness trainer. Since discovering the effects of an ancient breathwork technique that single handedly saved his life, he has dedicated his career to awakening the best in people by helping them bridge their subconscious and conscious mind and bring about change. Kurtis is the founder of Breathwork Detox Inc. and leads corporate mindfulness training worldwide, as well as mindfulness retreats, to help both individuals, teams, and companies perform at their highest level. He has worked with and spoken at some of the largest consciousness expositions in the world, as well as top colleges, multiple Fortune 500 companies such as Nike, and some of the world’s most prestigious casinos. Kurtis is also the author of best-selling books “The World is Yours, The Secrets behind “The Secret,” as well as “Breathwork Detox – How to Thrive in The Age of Anxiety.” Through his work, Kurtis helps companies grow and gain a competitive edge by providing a life-changing experience to its employees so they are happier, healthier, and able to perform better.
– Adam Jablin
Adam Jablin is a #1 bestselling author, certified recovery mentor, life coach and KeyNote speaker. Adam Is the creator of the Hero Project, a high-level coaching program that has helped thousands of people break free from addictions, faulty dependencies, fears, doubt, and anxiety. Adam not only created the transformative program; he also went through his own fight with alcoholism. and addictions – and has been clean and sober since July 14th, 2006. Jablin had a spiritual experience that shifted his entire life. From there, Jablin was committed to helping others, starting with those in recovery and then those in business. Day after day, month after month, year after year Jablin’s enthusiasm for helping people grew, until THE HERO PROJECT was born. Now, Adam uses all his experiences to help others become the hero of their own life. Jablin works with celebrities, professional athletes, influencers, entrepreneurs, entertainers and politicians to Wake Up & recover who they really are. Recently Jablin has been on National Broadcast Television with Fox, CNBC, TNT, BET, CNN, ABC, NBC, and CBS News. He also offers a free online program called THE HERO 7.
– Robert Syslo
Robert Syslo Jr is the Founder of Syslo Ventures, a full service creative agency that provides advertising on different platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, etc. From video production, to promotion training, marketing services, documentary film production, website development & design, and much more, Syslo Ventures provides it all. Robert is passionate about design, video production, and communication, and has dedicated his life to creating unique content for his clients that is hard hitting, impactful, and ethical. He sees social platforms as a great way to connect and enforce the attitude of a brand, and showcase it throughout the world. Through its innovative and unique approach to marketing, Syslo Ventures has remained above the competition. In fact, Robert makes his clients’ success his #1 priority, and works to seek out the solutions to attack any problems they may be presented with in their industry. Today, Robert continues to expand his brand through diverse social platforms and over 10,000,000 people reached.
– Sheka Johnson
Sheka Johnson is a business consulting and coaching expert. She was motivated to start High Status Consulting after realizing the wealth gap among people of color, especially women of color. She believes it is important to educate and assist individuals about finance and investments. With High Status, Sheka helps people obtain the information they need to make a difference in their business and families. Sheka has been an entrepreneur since she was 19, and has been able to launch and scale multiple seven figure businesses. She now shares her expertise through High Status so others can build and sustain generational wealth.
– Christoffer Groves
Christoffer Groves is a successful serial entrepreneur, who is leading the way in the lending industry. Always having a passion for entrepreneurship, even starting businesses from the young age of 16, it’s no surprise that Chris started his own business and a successful one. After working as a real estate agent, appraiser, and broker he learned the ins and outs of the industry. There were aspects he didn’t like, but he took the liberty upon himself to make a solution. This is when he and his wife started Groves Capital Inc., a family owned mortgage company, with the lowest rates in the industry. His greatest accomplishments have been growing from 2 people to 415 in less than 3 years on his own, creating a family feel where everyone works together to help others become successful, and much more. In 2022 Chris plans to provide the best platform he can for each of his partners to help them grow and thrive, all while keeping his company standards to 5 stars.
– Alejandra Alvarado
Alejandra Alvarado is a Venezuelan real estate broker, a wife, a mother of 3 children, and a successful businesswoman. She is the CEO of Kamehameha Realty, Management and Investments, dedicated to real estate in South Florida and Columbus, Ohio, and focused on the sale and purchase of investment properties. Alejandra has more than 10 years of experience and is a certified broker and fast seller. During COVID-19, she proved herself and had the best year of her career by closing more than 390 deals, including her personal investment project called Autumn Chase which has 76 units and is located in Columbus, Ohio.
– Aldo Lopez
Aldo Lopez is the CEO and Founder of BNEFIT Corporation, a Crowdfunding for cryptocurrency education that will be launching this upcoming April. Being how cryptocurrency has become the new global tendency, Aldo has come up with this business in order to help anyone across the world who wants to learn how to capitalize on crypto. Having been in the business world for over 36 years and helping over 10,000 families throughout his career, Aldo Lopez brings vast knowledge to the table. He has always been passionate about helping others, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to help people have access to cryptocurrency education despite their social status, race, or nationality. This year, his goal is to impact one million people through his knowledge of investments and cryptocurrency. BNEFIT will be the first crowdfunding of its type, based on bitcoins and cryptocurrency, allowing access to any individual who wants to gain the knowledge.
Reece Mennie is a serial investor and entrepreneur. He is the CEO of award-winning alternative investment introducing firm, Hunter Jones, and of the professional property development company, HJ Collection. Reece has extensive experience in sourcing, developing, introducing and raising capital for lucrative property developments in the United Kingdom and worldwide, having raised over £100 million over the last few years. After highlighting a gap in the market Reece decided to launch a digital marketing agency, Bigas Marketing, to help businesses and brands develop successful cost-effective marketing strategies, as well as the Dennis & Dyer Boxing Academy, to help grow the next generation of UK hailing professional boxers. Reece is also the host of Top 25 podcast “Mennie Talks,” where he interviews proven and renowned business leaders. To conclude the year Reece is readying the launch of a new business he has had in the pipeline for the last 18 months, which ties in well with his growing portfolio.
– Jeffrey Corriolan
Jeffrey Corriolan is the owner and Team Lead of JC Sales Team, a real estate team composed of many agents servicing the Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach market. With over 11 years of experience, the JC Sales Team provides clients with the superior service and knowledge you deserve, whether you are buying or selling a home. Jeffrey was initially attracted to the real estate business due to the relationships that he gets to build with his clients and customers. Today, he is still motivated by the fulfillment of being a critical part of someone’s path to buying a home and making their dreams come true. Knowing how the real estate market works and being able to help people navigate it is one of his passions. Jeffrey puts his clients and community first, prioritizing their wants and needs. With not only great knowledge, but also a great heart, Jeffrey provides his clients with the best real estate service there is.
– Priscilla Holguin
Priscilla Holguin runs PLR Construction, a general contractor company operated by women like Priscilla, who is also known as Priscilla La Ruffera. PLR Construction does anything related to the construction industry on both residential and commercial properties. They can erect a building from scratch, do restoration projects, replace roofs, windows, exterior and interior planning, or work on patio covers and full basement finishing and remodeling. Priscilla has dedicated herself to the world of construction since she was young, when she would spend time with her father who was a construction worker as he worked. Priscilla launched PLR to empower other women, building on her experience in the profession facing discrimination and other obstacles.
– Ishamel Wilson
Dry cleaning is something that a lot of people need, but tend not to think too much about. Ishmael Wilson is challenging people to think more about the impact they can have on the world even through things such as dry cleaning. Ishamel runs an eco-friendly, black-owned dry cleaning chain. They have four locations to include their very own production plant. While they provide services for those customers who frequent their pick-up locations, they also provide dry cleaning services to hotels and other organizations. In addition to all of these other factors, what also makes Ishmael’s business different is that they focus on quality over quantity in everything they do. To find out more about Ishmael, you can check out his instagram here.
– Brandon Ivan Peña
Brandon Ivan Peña is an incredible Entrepreneur, Business Consultant and motivational speaker. Having an accent he felt that his success would be limited, but with hard work and dedication he proved himself wrong. Now, Brandon is a well known and influential Business consultant, Founder of 787 Coffee, Hacienda Iluminada and a spanish motivational brand called ‘brandON’. Some of his greatest accomplishments include being one of the first latinos to be invited to a Facebook Conference, growing one of the world’s best coffees, attending and speaking in some of the best conferences in the world:Digital Shanghai, Social Media Week, SXSW, and much more. Brandon always knew he wanted to be a business owner, being able to build his own business, hear customers feedback, and be innovative. In 2022, Brandon wants to continue to impact customers, and switch over his coffee production into the United States. He also wants to keep his purpose the same, focusing on the wellbeing of his team. He knows that if his farmers, baristas, crews, editors, and office staff are well, his customers will be welcomed and appreciated.
If you have ever wanted to start a business, but are unsure how to make a plan to begin, look no further than Shawnte McKinnon and her company, McKinnon Strategic Consulting Group. This firm provides tailored solutions for entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, small businesses, and corporations with a focus on strategies around the operations, accounting, and financials of organizations to strengthen the core of the client’s business. Shawnte has been able to pull businesses running in a four year deficit to a six digit surplus within only six months of working with the group! Meeting virtually with her clients has helped her overcome the difficulties that Covid presented, and she is excited to continue to assist entrepreneurs and corporations alike on their quest for business success. To find out more about Shawnte, follow her on Instagram here.