Memphis Success

Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Google+Share on Facebook

Darnell Reid

Visit Website

Link to RSS Feed

Memphis Success is the Voice of Memphis Entrepreneurs, where your success is Memphis Success. Darnell Reid interviews local successful entrepreneurs throughout the mid-south to share their story, lessons learned and tips for you. Everyone knows Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Fred Smith, but Memphis hasl local entrepreneurs who have amazing stories and powerful success tips that will change your business.

16: Megan Mottley- The Glamour Girl Movement

Megan shares an inspiring story about her journey as an author, speaker, social media specialist and the development of her new ministry.  


She is the founder of MTLY Communications, Publisher of Divine Magazine, Creator of The Glamour Girl Movement and Author of the Glamour Girl: How to Get the Ultimate Makeover. 

15: Marcus Brown - Complete Computer Services

In Ep 15, Marcus Brown of Complete Computer Services shares his 20 plus years of experience says he is in the business of serving customers using technology. He gives great insight through out this interview that shows why he has been able to sustain his business. 

14: Steve Pitcairn - Clear Vision Business Coaching

Steve is a energetic business coach. I had the pleasure of being a student of his through the Emerging Leaders program.


During, this interview he explains his entrepreneurial pursuit was ignited when a work situation caused him to question if he would continue to allow someone else to control his time.


In the beginning of his entrepreneurial journey, Steve discusses the struggle  to acquire and maintain customers.


Also, how the economic downturn in 2009 caused him to lose clients and how he maintained the first year in business.


13: Mitchell Stokes- Skating his way to success with Party Palace Skating

Mitchell shares an inspiring story about overcoming his fear to start Party Palace Skating. 


He explains how he initially felt the idea was to big for him to accomplish therefore he procrastinated for years before moving forward with this idea.


Mitchell is a man of faith and said God kept pressing on him to start this business therefore he stepped out on faith.


As he started on this journey, he had identified a problem which was four thousand kids in the Marion area had to go to Memphis for fun activities. 


Problems generate opportunities. 

EP12: Meghan Medford - Breaking into the Roofing Business

Meghan saw a need to be different in the roofing business, so she went for it by switching from medical sales to roofing.


During this interview, she shares how she started the business while still working and without any debt to better position the company for growth. 


In the beginning of her business, she shares the hustle of starting without a ladder and going door to door looking for opportunities to get experience.


Meghan discuss how hard it was to get started and break into the industry to compete for larger jobs.


Also, she shares a challenge of shifting from being a friend to growing into her role as the leader. She learned you cannot make everyone happy but to focus on what is best for the company. 


Meghan believes handwork, persistence, keeping at it and a never give up attitude will lead to success.


I'm confident with Meghan's tenacity and drive, Medford Roofing will become a major roofing provider in the mid-south and beyond. 


11: Portia Scurlock - Scurlock Contruction Inc. - Consistency is Key to Success

The construction business has always been thought of as a man only driven industry. 


Yet, we have our very own  Portia Trace Scurlock calling her own shots in this man dominated industry as the owner of Scurlock Construction Inc. for  the past 5 years. 


Portia explains how she was laid off during the recession but realized at that point she had been preparing for this moment through her skills, network and confidence to pursue her dream as an entrepreneur. 

10: Jay Guzman - House of Ink

Jay shares great insight as a small business owner to finding a way to express his artistic skills as a tattoo artist.


He explains how his entrepreneurial journey started after leaving the Navy then becoming a barber to meeting a tattoo artist who mentored him in the trade and to owning a business.


Jay opens up about his fear of failure, disappointing his family and lack of money that initially held him back.



EP 09: Copeland Coaching - Breaking The Rules and Getting The Job

Angela Copeland has coached job seekers for over 10 years.  She is the host of the Copeland Coaching Podcast, Career Corner newspaper columnist, and author of career e-book “Breaking The Rules & Getting The Job.”


Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Google+Share on Facebook

About Mimi

Founder/CEO of | Co-host of the Add Water and Stir podcast | blogger at

Comments are closed