Academy Alumni Directory

We are very excited to introduce our Academy Alumni Directory! This is merely a sample of the businesses that have been founded by graduates of The Academy, and we will be updating this page over the next few months. One of our biggest tips for students is: “Start small, start now” and that’s exactly what we’re doing with this directory. Click through to see what our alumni have to offer and support local businesses!

“Self Love” In A Jar

“Self Love” In A Jar offers body butters (to moisturize) Sugar Scrubs (that exfoliate) and soaps (that cleanse).
Giving you skincare products your body will “LOVE”.

Errika Brown

(615) 855-9941

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360 Inventory Solutions

360 Inventory Solutions travels to homes and small businesses to document personal property to provide proof of ownership to simplify insurance claims in case of a fire, theft, or natural disaster.

Tony Murrell

(615) 829-9840

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80/20 Fitness

A pathway for leaders to develop a fit mind and body while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Kevin Bazile

(615) 610-9040

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A Quintessential Therapeutics

Facilitating awareness and balance within the mind, body, & spirit through preventing injury, assisting in the recovery process, enhancing work productivity, and maintaining optimum health & wellness.

Iva Motgomery

(615) 668-8870

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A-1 Mobile Notary LLC

We are essentially the Uber of the Notary world.

Adrienne P Bowling

(615) 521-2650

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AP Natural Clean LLC

All natural cleaning products.

Ashley Price

(901) 299-9756

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Afroboheme

Body products.

Vanitra Wilson

(615) 674-6469

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Aijalon Eyewear

Meah Hamilton

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Alexis Marie Designs

A place to step up your wardrobe safely! We offer authentic & unique masks, t-shirts, custom orders and more! It is important to look fresh while staying safe!

Alexis-Marie Parrish

(615) 419-2821

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Appointed to Arise Prophetic School of Arts

Tomeka Bailey

(931) 334-0459

Audacious Accessories

Tuwana Booker

(615) 669-1054

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B’ The Light Solutions

B’ The Light Solutions is an organizational consulting and entrepreneurial development firm whose specialty is ministries, nonprofits, and faith based brands and businesses.

Brandi Williams

(224) 619-2624

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Be Driven

We offer consulting services to sports organizations.

LaDarrell Collier

(615) 609-7819

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BirdFoodie

I advocate for healthy eating because I want to see people in my community live stronger and longer lives. Give my cookbook a try, and you will start seeing results—mind, body, and spirit.

Garrah Carter

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Black Boy Soar

Cultivating speaking engagements, branding strategies, literary avenues, partner engagements, and relational ministry to engage both the teenage and young adult population.

Dwight Johnson

(662) 640-5182

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Body and soul teas

Herbal teas for sipping and soaking.

Pat Greene

(615) 439-8380

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Breonna Grants Catering and events

We specialize in appetizers, food trays, and many desserts.

Breonna Grant

(573) 727-4689

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Bulldog Custom Tees

Apparel printing: direct to garment/screen printing/promotional products.

Donn Jobe

(615) 513-2688

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B’yond Events & Catering LLC

B’yond Events & Catering is a new innovative events and catering company. We do event planning, catering and event staffing.

Stephanie Davis

(615) 336-3137

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Coneheads

Coneheads combines innovation and flavor that will leave you filled and satisfied. Enjoy chicken in a waffle cone with savory homemade sauces and comfort food sides.

Marcus Buggs

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Copper Xpressions by Nikki B. Crafty

Custom copper charmed bracelet creations.

Nikki Beach

(615) 933-1539

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Craft Therapy Gifts

An online, handmade, custom gift shop. We specialize is personalized and customized apparel, home decor, gifts, and accessories all with that handmade value and creativity not sold in stores.

Mari-Moriah Pringle

(901) 649-5482

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Creative Soulz Printing

Providing quality, affordable, personalized printing products. These include business cards, greeting cards, banners, labels, brochures, postcards, and more.

Thomas Kelly

(615) 801-8367

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Custom Designs By Vee llc

Custom designs.

Vanessa Fentress

(615) 839-1016

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Dose Beauty Co

Organic skincare line offering a healthier alternative to treating and caring for your skin.

Teddra Mallard

(615) 485-3138

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Dose Beauty Co

Organic skincare line offering a healthier alternative to treating and caring for your skin.

Alexis Readus-Moorer

(941) 465-9556

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DrawnLovely LLC.

I sell original paintings, art prints and stickers. The focus of my work is to provide positive representation and showcase the beauty I see in the black community.

Micheala IntVeld-Sutherlin

(314) 583-4830

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EastSide Kreations

Rennisha Scruggs

(615) 568-5175

Expansive YOU

Life coaching services and inspirational books.

NakitaThomas

(615) 300-6920

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From Paris to Egypt Cake Designs

A baker that offers CUSTOMIZED cakes & treats to all things sweet.

Carolyn Wiley

(615) 589-6933

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GLamHER Hair Addiction

A natural hair care product.

Ja’Quesa Hayes-Finney

(615) 606-1578

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Golden Personal Assisting

A virtual and personal assistant providing professional and Golden services. Tailored to meet the various needs of clients, so they are able to focus on core business with pure ease.

DeLandris Moore

(931) 374-8014

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Guide Our Day

Comfortable spiritual apparel like t-shirts, hats, leggings, sweatshirts etc.

Kim Crutcher

(615) 715-4317

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Hair Chemistry

Handmade hair products for natural hair.

Symone Jackson

(773) 504-6933

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Happy: Joseph’s Journey

Happy: Joseph’s Journey® is a community of Autism Advocates that aims to offer inclusive opportunities to educate, empower, enrich, and celebrate individuals on the spectrum, their families, and communities.

LaTonya Winfrey

(615) 601-1190

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Holy Hands, Inc

Erica M. Glenn

(615) 398-2177

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Home of Hope

Temporary accommodations offered to families of hospital patients in the Nashville area.

Lakeysha Henderson-Tucker

(615) 430-7850

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Honeycomb Hideout

Sherri Coleman

(615) 738-0279

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Hungry Clothing Brand

We make clothing for men, women, and children *including babies.*

Jemane Hyler

(615) 543-8685

hungryclothingbrand.com

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Hylton Elite Marketing Agency

A full-service sales and marketing firm that recruits & retains customers and employees, and provides community relations services for employers and private sector businesses, workforce development organizations, business chambers, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.

Malikah Hylton

(615) 461-0281

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I Loc I Grow

Shalonda Gaines

161-526-8705

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Identify Leadership

We offer leadership and career development, team building, executive coaching, diversity & inclusion training, and corporate training.

Demetric Woods

(615) 839-6830

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J. Houston the Savings Enthusiast

Jocelyn Houston

(615) 582-7577

JC’s Junk Removal

We specialize in residential and commercial junk removals servicing Davidson and surrounding counties. Contact us at 615.788.9407 or find us on social media. Show us your junk.

Jerrel Crenshaw

(615) 788-9407

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Jamersons GC

Art: murals, canvases, chef of global cuisine.

Charles Key

(629) 800-9906

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Jocelyn Ann’s

Catering and event planning.

Jocelyn Miller

(615) 648-2434

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Khu-Chi Essentially

Asha Middleton

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L V Dangerfield, LLC

We offer leadership and professional development services.

Lacrecia Dangerfield

(615) 431-1642

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LaMarvelous Balloons

Nashville-based balloon decor company specializing in custom, fascinating balloon decor. It’s our mandate to fascinate!

Lamar Allen

(615) 510-7968

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Leilani’s Luxury Extensions

Leilani’s Luxury Extensions specializes in soft, silky, luxurious extensions and all things beauty. We enhance your natural beauty

Jamesha Todd

(773) 595-7823

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Living Single in Nashville

For single, young, black professionals seeking to find, build and maintain a healthy romantic relationship. The pillars are Social Engagement, Intentional Relationships, Mental Health and Wellness, and Celebrate Black Excellence.

Whitney Jenkins

(615) 480-0947

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Liya with the Ideas

Event planning & decor.

Aliya Williams

(314) 813-7663

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Locs of Love Haircare

A multicultural, inclusive, full-service salon in Nashville that stays current with trends and educational training. Catering to men, women, and children to provide an intimate experience that promotes hair growth and scalp rejuvenation.

Allana Bradley

(615) 924-5677

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Love Basket Express

Eulaine Johnson-Adams

(615) 491-7736

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Loving Heart’s Home Health LLC

Caregiver, HomeHealth aide, care partners.

Tamika McKnight

(615) 693-3368

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Manicure U Natural Nail Services

Offering waterless manicures and pedicures, as well as restorative pedicures for problem feet. Perfect for diabetics and people with chronic conditions.

LaToya Jackson

(615) 436-3610

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Mary’s Sweet Heaven

Bespoke Sweet Boutique specializes in Delicate desserts.

Mary Williamson

(615) 852-6853

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Massage by Dominique

Dominique Hatton

(931) 286-0350

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Mental Moment

An in-home service that allows the parents to step away from their reality and get a moment to themselves to focus on their self-care.

Cenetra Davis

(615) 475-3416

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Mobile Jewelry Boutique

Veronica Wiley

(615) 429-2441

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Mommies Dreams Matter (Non Profit)

Elbony Weatherspoon

(615) 525-4494

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My Amazn Hands

Muriel Bailey

(615) 609-5583

Website

My Sweet Tooth Baked Goods

At My Sweet Tooth you will get quality baked sweets that are sure to put a smile on your face and stomach. Feel free to place orders on either of my social media outlets.

John Lewis

(615) 605-1975

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N’Finity Beauty Collections

A professional product line to assist you with your healthy hair journey! It was inspired to enhance your beauty beyond your hair – inside and out through a limitless experience!

Melissa Johnson

(615) 999-0001

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Nashville Speech & Swallowing Specialists, PLLC

Speech, language, literacy, and swallowing services.

Jamie Fisher

(615) 375-6695

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NettaDior makeup & beauty

Enhancing the beauty of women with a flawless makeup look, plus you can purchase lashes as well.

Johnetta Bowles

(270) 556-9940

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Panty Buddy

Offers protection to panties, undergarments, and clothing from germs!

Kenya Adams

(615) 715-3676

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Paparazzi Consultant (KTF PapaGlam Queen)

I sell beautiful nickel- and lead-free affordable jewelry for $5.

Twanna Booker

(615) 425-6323

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Parent with Hope

Parent coaching to empower you to connect with your children and God’s purpose for your family. Personal and practical support to love with peace, confidence and hope!

Katie Wetsell

(615) 488-8265

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Partee Food and Beverage Company

Founded in 2021 to create healthy tasty products with soul, our goal is to encourage communities that our food can be healthy, still taste good and give you the nutrients to live better.

Carlos Partee

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Plush Pals

A mobile stuff-your-own animal party business!

Whitney Barner

(615) 474-7027

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Positivley Motivated by A Rose

A Positive Affirmation t-shirt line, created to promote positivity and build self-esteem within, and affirm people that regardless of your outer appearance, you should feel good on the inside.

Ashley Rose

(901) 619-7666

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Premier Learning Academy

We are a licensed child care center in Madison, TN, servicing families with children ages 6 weeks – 12 years old. Our vision is to help close the achievement gap for early learners.

Charlene Saunders

(615) 678-7398

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Providence Solutions

Providence Solutions is a resource center that provides referrals to various agencies throughout Rutherford County to assist individuals with obtaining their basic needs and overcoming other daily obstacles.

Sade Lawson

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Pruitt Enterprise, LLC

Commerical and residential cleaning.

Adrianne Pruitt

(901) 246-6933

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Quiana’s Qreations

Quianas Qreations is a “ONE STOP SHOP” that offers “Quality that Makes You Feel like a QUEEN”. Items include handmade natural products and fashion accessories at affordable prices all online!

Quiana McAlmont

(615) 853-6813

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Real Gospel with the Xman

A syndicated radio show.

Xuam Lawson

(615) 479-8506

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Realtor Keller Williams Nashville – Green Hills

Ashli Beverly is a licensed REALTOR® specializing in Davidson County and all areas surrounding Nashville! Trusted. Knowledgeable. Dependable. Putting the client first, one transaction at a time. Call today, appointment tomorrow!

Ashli Beverly

(615) 887-6349

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Recycle & Reinvest

Our mission is to cultivate the next generation of environmental stewards through art, education, youth mentorship, and environmental upkeep.

Jaffee Judah

(615) 347-7890

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Reneka Swims Photography

Headshots * Portraits * Senior

Reneka Swims

(615) 965-5295

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Royal Massage and Yoga Lounge

Combining yoga and massage services offers many benefits. Whether it’s a relaxing massage or mindful meditation and yoga class, you will feel invigorated and rejuvenated when you leave.

Valerie Owens

(804) 855-9384

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S.E.L.F.I.E. Check by Jas

A Christian blog/vlog platform that encourages and uplifts others through empowerment, transparency, and community.

Jasmine Lafyette

(662) 820-3100

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Sangria Soul

A local event service specializing in, but not limited to, the ultimate sangria bar. It merges my love for music, entertaining and my favorite cocktail which creates the “Pitcher Perfect Melody”.

Mia Brazelton

(615) 516-5428

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Sapphire Body Co.

All of our candles are hand poured in Nashville, TN. Each candle is made up of a 100% vegan coconut + soy or coconut + apricot wax blend, ensuring a smooth, creamy, and clean finish each time.

Jasmine DeJean

(717) 503-9783

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Seven’s Sips

Bring Happy Hour to you with Seven’s Sip’s craft cocktails and mobile bar. Spice up your night with “Adult Play” themed pre-mixed spirits in adult pouches or gallon party containers!

Brittany Hilson

(615) 717-5631

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Shoe Deets

Here at Shoe Deets, we provide women’s fashionable footwear that keeps up with the latest trends. We cater to the bougie, sophisticated and classy ladies all over the world.

Shamia Starnes

(615) 525-6495

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SjWorld by Shaheen Eversley

A unisex clothing line that accommodates all styles.

Shaheen Eversley

(615) 939-5061

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Social Gourmet

We are a one-stop-shop for business owners and we work hard so you don’t have to! We provide services such as social media management, ads, graphic design, and much more!

Amber Jones

(615) 305-7009

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SosidityHair and Things LLC

SosidityHair and Things is an online boutique that sells 100% human hair extensions and wigs.

Tosha Landers

(615) 429-2282

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Styled by Sunshine

I provide haircare services, tailored to suit the unique needs of each client. Silk press, braids and extensions are my specialties.

Ursula McKinney

(615) 818-9029

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SuperNatural Relief Printmaking Studio

Original art from the printmaking studio SuperNatural Relief, with a focus in woodblock printing, custom logo blocks, wood sculpture and design, pattern design, and fabric printing.

Ashley Seay

(615) 605-9985

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Sweet Gigi’s Bakery

We have been baking homemade cookies & delicious cakes for our customers for two years. All our cookies are made fresh to order and wrapped individually.

Jenesia Jarrett

(731) 612-4454

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Sweet Ruby’s

We are a growing custom cake and dessert business using recipes passed down from three generations to bring joy to our clients’ tastebuds.

Chiquita Kirby-Green

(615) 944-3324

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Sweeter Intentions

“Curing a sweet tooth by the day!”

Sierra Scivally

(615) 925-2752

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TerevaFeva

A communications and media consultancy with over 20 years of experience providing brand-authentic and consumer-relevant storytelling for individuals, non-profit organizations, and corporations.

Tereva Parham

(615) 787-7164

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The Brow Boss

The Brow Boss is a brow, lash, and makeup artist located in Divine Innovations Hair Studio on Donelson’s Pike.

Kristle Kookie Donelson

(615) 475-8769

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The Crafty Culianire

I am a personal chef.

Chef Garmon J

(901) 215-6329

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The Drinking Well

The Drinking Well is a mobile bar concierge that strives to provide a creative and professional service. Not only do we bring experience, we create one tailored just for you.

Kia Armstrong

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The KR Brand

KR is a streetwear brand that creates empowerment you can wear!

Khay Renee Clark

(615) 775-7200

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The Standard of Style

All things beauty…hair and makeup professionals who are there for all your SOS moments.

Chelsea Harris

(615) 751-7702

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Treasure Your Inner Beauty

A professional and personal development center.

MaDonna Williams

(615) 578-0670

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U Been Framed Photo Booth

U Been Framed Photo Booth was born out of a love of entertaining and creating memorable moments, with the goal to bring that experience to YOUR event!

Marcia Smith

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Uniquely Inspired Treasures

Online jewelry and accessories retail store. Our available items includes necklaces, bracelets, bangles, earrings, rings and hats.

Tomicka German

(615) 268-3183

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World of ReptiGurl

The first ever mobile reptile and insect petting zoo on wheels!

Honey Simmons

(615) 852-8044

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Yasmine Williams Woods LLC

A Christian speaker & writer.

Yasmine Williams Woods

(615) 839-6417

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pHriends Empower/LITpHriends

We are a lifestyle brand/blog that supports healthy lifestyles, healthy communications, and community involvement using the power of friendship.

Regina Wright

(217) 418-1694

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shasvacays

Travelling.

Shawanna Craig

(415) 676-1201

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