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Bay Area business professional Sheila Ann Pullum Jr. goes from high school dropout to well-educated entrepreneur

DEFYING MONUMENTAL ODDS 

HOLDING IT DOWN — A native of Oakland, California, Sheila Ann Pullum Jr.’s entrepreneurship stint include functioning as credit repair consultant through the globally-acclaimed company, whose longstanding financial services venture that was organized as a strategic, effective way to support the financial opportunities of consumers.

Sheila Ann Pullum Jr. could be appropriately described as a resourceful businesswoman, one whom has always kept what she deems a “good paying” job.

Still, aside from acquiring a steady flow of income through her regular 9-to-5 gig, Pullum Jr. admittedly has always clung to even loftier goals and ambitions, many of which centered on her quest to thrive as an accomplished entrepreneur.
A native of Oakland, California, Pullum Jr.’s entrepreneurship stint include functioning as credit repair consultant through the globally-acclaimed company, whose longstanding financial services venture that was organized as a strategic, effective way to support the financial opportunities of consumers.

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Generally, this is done largely by implementing positive habits to create and maintain a strong financial future, Pullum Jr. told Making Headline News this week.

“Our unique collection of services have been carefully selected to provide protection and opportunity over the many aspects of your finances — all combined into one easy-to-use system,” Pullum Jr. explained. “Our membership can help to ensure you and your family are safeguarding the assets that you’ve earned and those you have to come.”

A thriving, progressive venture that caters mostly to individuals ranging from ages 19 to “all the way to 70 years old,” Pullum Jr. acknowledged, this Hayward, California-based businesswoman said it is due in large part her keen passion, coupled with her diligently displaying a heart for people that have contributed mightily to her sustained success.

“My passion has always been helping others, so I love being the vehicle to betterment, whether by assisting someone in the credit repair process or by helping someone start a home based business,” Pullum Jr. said. “Our program has helped people achieve goals of homeownership, getting approved for business loans, and simply upgrading lives through the power of credit and entrepreneurship.”

Once a high school dropout, who resumed her education and obtained her GED, Pullum Jr. steadily defied the odds when she had ultimately graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Services BSHS.

To her credit, her business-related achievements have been nothing short of remarkable since she delved off into the ever-so-competitive world of entrepreneurship.

That’s because Pullum Jr. is one of the top 65 producers in her company, a feat that resulted in her being awarded a seven-day cruise on the largest ship in the world, during which she traveled to Bay Islands, Honduras, Costa Maya, Cozumel Mexico, and Nassau Bahamas.

Interestingly, her entrepreneurial success has been put on display in such places as various parts of Florida, Las Vegas, and Houston, just to name a few.

As for her personal mission for functioning in her selected line of work, Pullum Jr. embraces the notion that experience undoubtedly has been her best teacher, in some aspects.

“I was never taught about credit and financial literacy, so like many others, I made mistakes and ended up with bad credit,” Pullum Jr. said. “Once I fixed my credit, my life changed for the better.”

Once her life changed, she sensed she had no choice but to devise ways to help change and enrich the lives of others.


“I felt it was my moral responsibility to share (my knowledge) with others,” Pullum Jr. said. “We cannot do better until we know better. “My personal mission for doing this is educate and assist others and to create generation wealth, retire my parents, and to build a legacy for my sons, grandsons, godchildren, and nieces and nephews. Also, I must have control of my time and income.”


Besides her fellow colleagues and business partners, Pullum Jr. said that arguably her grandest inspirations are Les Brown, Tony Robbins, Iyanla Vanzant, Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry, Myles Munroe, and Jim Rohn, among others.

“(These) are influencers who have inspired me to push past my limiting beliefs and to fight for the life that I deserve,” Pullum Jr. said.

A little less than two years removed from having started her business venture, Pullum has become a fixture for hosting what is known as weekly overviews in the Bay Area.


DESTINY STEPS 

“I consider myself a growth advocate and mindset mentor, encouraging others to stand in their power,” Pullum Jr. said. “(I love) helping people get from where they are to where they desire to be, to break the crabs in a bucket theory as I grow I reach back for others.

“Nothing in life is easy, but we have to choose our hard. Growth starts with the belief that you are capable of doing something different and stepping out of your comfort zone to greatness.”

Well said by a thriving, West Coast businesswoman, one who’s gone from a high school dropout to a well-educated entrepreneur in her own right.


For more information about Oakland, California-area Entrepreneur Sheila Ann Pullum Jr., call 510. 736.2402, or connect with her via social media at: https://www.facebook.com/thecaramelprincess. 


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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is the award-winning Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former staff reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.

Flint, Michigan businesswoman Precious S. Brown’s Kilgore Publishing Company steadily having a national impact

FOR SUCH A PRECIOUS TIME AS NOW — Precious S. Brown’s Kilgore Publishing was formally organized in March 2017. To her credit, this Flint, Michigan-based venture has made some pretty favorable strides since its inception.

During a weekend interview with Making Headline News, Precious S. Brown was asked to explain her business in detail.

“Initially, I started the company as a personal development firm named Power-N-You, and it was established in July 2014,” Brown recalled.

To her credit, it wasn’t long after her business-related discovery that God had allowed her to — for a lack of better words — discover the power within herself.

That’s because Brown’s Kilgore Publishing was formally organized, a Flint, Michigan-based venture that has made some pretty favorable strides since its inception in March 2017.

A compellingly resourceful company that was originally jumpstarted when the Kilgore Publishing Founder and CEO began writing and publishing her books, mostly The Process of Change, coupled with workbooks for workshops to help women overcome what she described as traumatic life events, Brown’s began to thrive mightily in her element when she had ultimately realized how writing and empowering others not only provided a way for the women to overcome the bondage of failure but, most of all, to enhance their self -worth, let alone their outlook on life, a trend that would eventually give way to their healing process.

HAVING AN IMMEDIATE IMPACT — It wasn’t until March 2016 that Brown has elected to shift her business-oriented focus solely on writing and publishing books for herself and others. The rest, as they say, was history.

“As I continued on the healing journey with women, I continued to write,” Brown explained.

Consequently, it wasn’t until March 2016 that Brown had elected to shift her business-oriented focus solely on writing and publishing books for herself and others.

The rest, as they say, was history.

Look at this progressive and accomplished businesswoman today, steadfastly walking in her divine purpose with God, her Helper, leading the way.

“I wanted to create a platform where women across the globe could use and launch their dreams,” Brown, a native of Mount Morris, Michigan who have authored seven books, five of which were written exclusively by her.

For starters, Brown’s greatness through entrepreneurship essentially started when she formed a gallery that was comprised of 16 women, all of whom composed a collaboration book entitled, Transition: Create The Life You Desire.

To their distinctly unique credit, it wasn’t long thereafter that this remarkable written document had emerged as the first Amazon Best Seller under Kilgore Publishing umbrella.

And, as Brown gratefully tells it, “The company continues to grow with authors being birthed every day.”

AN INFLUENTIAL IMPACT — A compellingly resourceful company that was originally jumpstarted when the Kilgore Publishing Founder and CEO began writing and publishing her books, mostly The Process of Change, coupled with workbooks for workshops to help women overcome what she described as traumatic life events, Brown’s began to thrive mightily in her element when she had ultimately realized how writing and empowering others not only provided a way for the women to overcome the bondage of failure but, most of all, to enhance their self -worth, let alone their outlook on life, a trend that would eventually give way to their healing process.

A proud 1991 honors graduate of Flint’s Beecher High School, Brown would enroll at the University of Michigan at Flint, but withdrew after learning she had become pregnant.

Just like her steadfast commitment of expanding her business, though, she ultimately resumed her higher educational ambitions and eventually earned an Associate’s Degree in Business from nearby Indiana Wesleyan University.

Credit her competitive drive to defy arguably the grandest of odds for greatly fueling her desire to not just possess a degree but, most importantly, to put it to favorable use by establishing a business venture that is steadily being embraced by those with whom she crosses paths.

AIN’T NO STOPPING HER NOW — A proud 1991 honors graduate of Flint’s Beecher High School, Brown would enroll at the University of Michigan, but withdrew after learning she had become pregnant. Just like her steadfast commitment of expanding her business, she ultimately resumed her higher educational ambitions and eventually earned an Associate’s Degree in Business from nearby Indiana Wesleyan University.

“I am very competitive with myself,” Brown said. “I do not like to feel defeated. That has driven me define success by my own terms, and it has allowed me to begin living my dream life.”

For what’s it worth, while she realized years ago that establishing a business would not be a simple task, Brown doesn’t shy away from the notion that it was well worth the hustle and bustle.

“I knew starting the business was not going to be easy,” Brown said. “I (knew) I would have a lot to learn and I would probably fail a time or two and, that alone, thrust my drive to succeed more. What I knew is if I didn’t try, I would definitely be defeated and I could not allow that to happen.”

A business she acknowledges caters largely to individuals ranging in ages 35 to 54, Brown is now being afforded the golden opportunities to share of her inspiring story on a variety of platforms around the country.

SAVORING THE FRUITS OF HER LABOR — For what’s it worth, while she realized years ago that establishing a business would not be a simple task, Brown doesn’t shy away from the notion that it was well worth the hustle and bustle.

On November 11, she has a speaking engagement scheduled in nearby Ypsilanti, Michigan. Also, she is scheduled to appear at the upcoming She’s Winning Tour and a book signing on October 21 in Atlanta.

Which, as a result, is indicative of just how much God is using her mightily while she continues to bask in the glory of her element.

“When I was at rock bottom, being inspired was like grasping at straws,” Brown explained. “I felt like I was drowning in despair. When I got to the other side, I knew I never wanted another woman to go through that process alone. I knew I could not have gone through all of that for naught. I knew there was purpose in it and I decided to use social media as an avenue to reach the masses.

“I decided a long time ago I would not wait on the phantom 40 acres and a mule,” Brown continued. “I had to go take my own, and I thrive to do it every day. Generational wealth will not be a myth for my family…it is becoming a reality.”

Talk about a detailed description of a business venture that is steadily catching this ever-so-competitive publishing industry by storm.

For more information about Businesswoman Precious S. Brown’s Kilgore Publishing, call 810.293.3596 or follow her on Facebook under Precious S. Brown. 

 

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EDITOR’S NOTE: If you are an entrepreneur, business owner, producer, author, athlete, musician, barber, life coach, motivational speaker, cosmetologist, tax preparer, model, or pastor/minister who is seeking exposure and would like to share your story with an in-depth news feature, call Reporter Andre Johnson at 901-690-6587 or Facebook message him under “Andre T. Johnson” for details.

Andre Johnson is Founder and Publisher for Making Headline News. A 2000 graduate of the University of Memphis School of Journalism and a former reporter of sports for the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper, Johnson covers the NBA Southwest Division from Dallas, Texas. To reach Johnson, send email to andre@makingheadlinenews.com or to memphisgraduate@yahoo.com. Also, follow him on Twitter @AJ_Journalist.