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“Aussie Girl Next Door” Launches Community Website for Fans and Fellow Models

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Dana Grigg, who models and performs under the stage name “Cherry Dana,” has recently launched her own entertainment website and blog.

CherryDTV.com features a variety of original and fan-submitted content including images, memes, and columns on topics such as relationships and dating, sexuality, lifestyles, and personal wellness. The site also includes an online store that offers photosets, calendars, and other merchandise to a fan base that has grown steadily over Ms. Grigg’s more than 10 years in the industry.

After starting her professional life as a dancer, Ms. Grigg spent two formative years in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico working on a variety of stage shows at local resorts. At the same time, she acquired a range of life experiences that allowed to her to better understand her passions for performance, community, and sexual expression.

Those experiences also helped Ms. Grigg to embrace what she has described as an “impulsive lifestyle” that also includes “a spiritual side.” Her dedication to that lifestyle seems to leave an impression on anyone who gets to share it, and Ms. Grigg hopes that her website will help to broaden that circle of friends, followers, and fans.

At 21, Ms. Grigg moved back to her native Australia and began focusing more of her professional efforts on modeling. For the past eight years, she has been expanding her portfolio with a range of appearances and photoshoots.

During that time, she appeared on the Australian television dating show, “Come Date with Me.” And her television work also reached behind the scenes when she provided services as a hair and makeup artist to commercial productions. Those same services have been utilized by bridal parties, theatrical productions, and fellow models and performers.

The resulting professional relationships started Ms. Grigg on the way toward far-reaching influence as a social media personality. Her more than one million Instagram followers include a “who’s who” of industry professionals, along with countless everyday admirers of her work, her beauty, and her brand.

Early success on social media also led to Ms. Grigg establishing an OnlyFans page to showcase some of her more explicit and provocative work. Access to that page is now accessible through the CherryDTV shop.

But CherryDTV seeks to expand upon Ms. Grigg’s existing following in all its aspects. Among the content that has already been posted, there is something for everyone: professional colleagues, casual social media followers, and devotees who are happy to pay a monthly fee for access to intimate content from the budding model.

Additionally, CherryDTV promises all types of fans a more interactive experience than is typical of social media. As well as accepting user submissions, the site features a forum and an expansive “VIP Section” that Cherry Dana had described as being “more addictive than Netflix.” This makes CherryDTV a burgeoning prospect for advertisers who are keen to deliver their messaging to a regular audience of young, passionate, socially-engaged, and sex-positive individuals.

The continued growth of that audience also represents an opportunity for both professional and aspiring models who connect through Ms. Grigg’s website. Anyone who submits images from their own portfolio or personal social media feed might be featured in “Girls of CherryDTV,” potentially boosting their own following.

This aspect of the site is connected to a larger section called “CherryHub,” which Ms. Grigg plans to develop into a comprehensive, community resource for professionals in the modeling industry. Cherry Dana is well aware of the obstacles that aspiring models and performers may face along the road to achieving the sort of success she has. Through CherryDTV, she hopes to provide colleagues, collaborators, and even competitors with the tools they need in order to network effectively and grow their brand.

But far from the stuffy atmosphere of an agency or a conference, CherryHub will offer this assistance in the fun, low-key environment of the broader CherryDTV website. There, professional networking takes place right alongside games, casual forum discussions, and the exchange of funny or sexy pictures, gifs, and personal essays.

And while models discuss their craft and turn one another onto new professional insights and opportunities, they can also use CherryDTV to expand their own social media presence, reach out to new groups of fans, and gain a unique perspective on all the different sorts of content those fans are enjoying today.

Josue Arteaga is a 20 yr old Branding Expert and Ventur Capitalist. As the Vice President of Disrupt Media, his aim is to disrupt how personal branding is done through marketing tools like Social Media, Press, and Podcast in a unique way. Josue has worked with clients worth over $100m, celebs, and the worlds biggest entrepreneur influencers like Ed Mylett, Julius Dien, etc. As for as investing his owns and manages $2m in rev/yearly in meat markets and is expanding with his goal to own 1,000 meat markets and generate one billion in annual revenue by the next 7 years. If not he says "$10m a year doesn't sound so bad"

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How To Build A Thriving Brand in 2020 With Entrepreneur Marco Calamassi

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Marco Calamassi  is an Italian entrepreneur and founder of BrandsBuilder. BrandsBuilder helps influencers, web personalities, celebrities and media companies develop their own brand, product or service that speaks to their audience. It takes them from Brand Sponsorship to Building and Scaling their own brand.

What is your background ?

My background is in Business Management. But I’ve been involved with online commerce since I was 10, Ebay.com was just becoming a thing and while my friends were outside playing soccer, I was searching suppliers in China and order a full ship container of goods.

What was your first business venture ?

First “online” business I managed to setup was buying and selling sneakers. It was the early history of Ebay and online sales were starting to skyrocket, at the end of the past century. Economies were booming and consumerism was at its peak. I was 10 and making between 5 and 8k a month.

What was your first success story ?

A surprisingly successful business deal was the purchase of a full container of Jumping Stilts when I was like 12. When I saw the truck with the ship container arriving at my house, from China, made me “wow”. I was able to flip those Stilts for a 6x markup.

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From College Football Star to Fitness Apparel Owner; Journey of Justin Allen

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Justin Allen

For most athletes the next step after college is to head straight into the major leagues. Whether that is the NFL, the NBA, the MLB or even the NHL the journey to get to the next level is almost 90% of all collegiate player’s plans. They put their bodies on the line for those college years without the ability to earn a penny from their talents on the field. Getting to the next level is the common goal that makes all the hard work and sacrifices throughout college worth it.

Meet Justin Allen. He is a serial entrepreneur, but before all of that he was a nationally ranked linebacker at Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. He attended that college as a business management major which propelled him not to the NFL, but to be the owner of several companies. His biggest company to date is a fitness apparel clothing called “DA Method Apparel”.

Planting the seeds

Since an early age Justin Allen knew he was going to be an entrepreneur. Although he had dreams of playing in the NFL, his vision of ownership eclipsed those thoughts. He went to share with me that entrepreneurship has always been apart of who he was. He came from a very driven, disciplined and hardworking background. His parents were hard workers so it was something that was always around him. Although as child, his job was always to focus on his education, his personal love for sports, work ethics of determination, dedication and follow through seemed to reveal itself in everything that he did. Whether it was in the classroom, church, the football field or just as a leader amongst his peers. When a strong foundation is built on those principles it becomes second nature to put your all into everything you touch.

Determinate Action

Understanding Justin’s passion for sports, entering into the fitness apparel industry was not to far from his love. Knowing he would be competing with some heavyweights in the fitness apparel industry such as Nike, Champion, Under Armor, Gym Shark and many more. I wanted to understand what inspired his company “DA Method Apparel”.

“The goal of DA Method is to be a lifestyle brand. The apparel is piece of a larger entity where the overall focus is to inspire and empower the whole individual to be the best that they can be, period. Being the best is more than physical, it’s mental, emotional and environmental” Justin says.

He believes in and stands by the principles of his brand Determinate Action – You as the determinate must put the method into action.

Turning Point

As a fellow entrepreneur there is always a turning point that puts us in a certain direction. Justin attributes his turning point to a time when he was working for another company and they asked him to either sell them his business or quit. It was then that he had to make a decision to make the safe and comfortable choice or go all in and bet on himself. Clearly he chose the latter.

PG Valor Basketball

To date his company is growing into one of the fastest fitness apparel companies nationwide. DA Method Apparel is the lead sponsor for the American Basketball Association PG Valor basketball team. They are also sponsors for many athletes in mixed martial arts, professional wrestling and boxing.

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Why Kaho Shibuya Was Born To Be An Entrepreneur

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Time is finite. Whether you accept this or not, one day your life on this planet will come to an end. While that is out of your control, what you make of this life is very much in your hands. For Kaho Shibuya, realizing this at a young age has changed the game for her and she wastes no time chasing her dreams and making a name for herself. 

A cosplayer and writer from Tokyo, Kaho has an incredibly diverse resume of work experience and has always been active in pursuing what she is passionate about. After watching American wrestling shows as a high schooler, she did not just develop a passion for the industry, she went all in on immersing herself in American culture. In fact, she became completely fluent in English in college and majored in international communication. Post graduation, she spent time as a newspaper publisher and reporter, worked as a school teacher that focused on the English language, and even spent time in the adult film industry where she garnered a large audience that would help her YouTube and entertainment ventures take off rapidly. 

At the moment, Kaho is fully invested in the entertainment industry, spending time as a DJ and appearing at anime conventions and meet and greets. In the coming months, she will be a voice actress on a brand new anime series that will be premiering. Her dedication to learning the English language has paid off in a major way as well, as she has been able to travel to the United States for anime conventions in Los Angeles and will be in Houston in July this year for another one.

While she started out as an office worker, her transition into entrepreneurship was a no brainer. She has always gravitated towards freelance work, and has always wanted to try new things that she would not be able to do at a desk job. While her experiences as a journalist were invaluable, she is able to work towards her passion every single day as an entrepreneur in the entertainment industry. 

In Japan, agencies are extremely tough to work with, and take around half of its clients earnings before paying them. While Kaho used to suffer from a partnership with an agency, she has since grown her social media presence on Twitter and Instagram so much to the point where she has achieved independence and is able to take on clients that she is eager to work with rather than having to hit a certain number for her agency. 

While she is still young, Kaho Shibuya is a force in the anime and entertainment industry and will only look to grow her personal brand both in Japan and internationally, and it will not be long before she is a household name in her homeland and countries worldwide.

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