Millennials are taking the world by storm! They are taking over industries and creating new pathways for the rest of the world to follow.
Mayashi Brionne Truss is definitely a millennial to watch out for. I had the awesome pleasure of meeting her a few years at one of her family’s functions. Since that time, I have watched her grow and become a dynamic business owner. Mayashi was born and raised in Talladega, Alabama. She is the fierce owner of Brand New Funk. This gifted woman is not one to follow the crowd but goes against the grain and the opinions of others to authentically show up in the world.
Mayashi discovered her passion for baking when she was sixteen years old. She began sharing her delicious desserts with others during the holiday season. Her sweet creations were a hit with her customers. With much success, Mayashi decided to turn her passion into a business, and Brand New Funk was established. Her talents do not just stop at baking; she is also an amazing fashion trendsetter. To give Brand New Funk its own flare, she added a t-shirt line that would send out positive images of African Americans to the world. Mayashi’s t-shirt line took off like a rocket, and she has now expanded her business to designing shirts for major companies and organizations.
Being in business is not easy and isn’t for the faint of heart. Entrepreneurship comes with so many challenges and obstacles. Only those who are truly dedicated and prepared are able to see the fruits of their hard labor blossom into a thriving business. On her journey as an entrepreneur, Mayashi has faced a multitude of obstacles. Not being respected as a business owner by some of her peers and family is a major issue Mayashi tackles on a regular basis. Family and peers often want the “hookup,” forgetting the time and effort business owners put into running their businesses. They also forget that business owners are in business to make a profit and a living. Mayashi quickly realized that if she wanted to continue to grow her business, she had to remove her emotions and stand by her pricing.
Removing her emotions and demanding respect for her business has paved the way for many opportunities to come Mayashi’s way. This multi-talented woman has had the pleasure of baking for celebrities. Baking for celebrities has given her even more confidence to continue living out her dreams. Celebrities aren’t the only ones cheering Mayashi on. Her parents have also been big supporters of her business endeavors. Mayashi’s mother is a successful salon owner who has been in business for over twenty years. We can definitely see where Mayashi gets her entrepreneurial drive. Her father is always there to give her spiritual guidance. He constantly reminds Mayashi that she can create the life she wants with her thoughts and energy.
Mayashi has learned some valuable lessons so far on her journey of building a thriving business, which is why she loves encouraging other female business owners. Her greatest advice to women is to…
Pursue your dreams until they are a reality!
Mayashi is an extraordinary woman who desires her legacy to be that of someone who, through it all, never gave up. She is just getting started and has more in store as she continues to be a trailblazer.
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