The world is rapidly changing, and businesses play crucial roles in how people make sense of society. From the advancements in the technology industry to the latest trends in fashion, businesses and business owners are influencing how the world thinks and what they should think about. With the immense effects of businesses, many entrepreneurs are also aiming to create their own impact. Startups are booming from virtually every corner of the globe, yet not all of them carry a promising future. Amid all the upcoming businesses mushrooming in various industries, it’s becoming overwhelming to keep an eye out for those who can genuinely make a change. Check out our list of the top 10 most promising businesses in 2021.
Dogdrop provides better, more convenient dog daycare and sells modern dog essentials online. Their first location is open in Los Angeles, California. Dogdrop is building the largest network of dog daycares and is the first millennial tech enabled dog daycare brand.
Their super convenient, top quality physical locations and monthly memberships are designed to give urban pet parents more flexible, on-demand access to quality dog care anytime, anywhere, with a brand they can know and trust no matter what city they’re in. Dogdrop is a female, LGBTQ-led startup based in Los Angeles. Follow to see cute pups @dogdropco.
- Willie J
Willie J is an internationally known CEO, artist, musician, author, speaker from Belleville, Illinois. Being born in East Saint Louis, he was able to turn his childhood pains into gains. Since then, Willie and his international company (Pure Mission Entertainment) have been impacting the World with Hope. Riding high off of the recent global release and success of his EP Sunshine with the Rain Vol. 1, which has garnered over 2.5 million streams on SoundCloud alone. Featuring the hit singles “Sunshine with the Rain” featuring NAACP winner Arthur Flash Johnson.
He can also be heard on the Puerto Rican anthem “We Love You Puerto Rico” featuring various artists, which is at over 3 million streams (a Hurricane Maria dedication). Recently, he’s heard from Puerto Ricans directly about its impact and success on the land! Then we have his new hit single “In the Morning,” which is at over 5 million streams on SoundCloud and a quarter of a million YouTube views in dedication to COVID-19 victims. It was featured on the Hollywood CA Syndicated US Top20 radio countdown charts with Grammy winner Al Waser.
Recently, Willie J was also featured as a Chicago Journal Top 10 CEO of 2021. A New York Weekly Top 20 Musician of 2021 and was featured recently on New York Time Square Billboards with his EP pic.
- Adrian W. Howard
Adrian Howard is the founder of Senior and Junior Holdings LLC, an educational platform that educates about real estate, stocks, and cryptocurrency. Senior and Junior Holdings is also offering access to daily trade alerts the platform right now accepts debit, credit, and cryptocurrency for payment. This is the only place at the moment where you can find a copy of Adrian Howard’s book Blockchain for the Novice.
- Stacy Bryant
Stacy Bryant, also known as The Manifest Chic and Coach Stacy, is the founder of The Stiletto Bosses Network™, ICU Coaching Academy and The Free Hope Foundation for Domestic Violence. She is the host of Candid Conversation with Coach Stacy on 108 Praise Radio and the TV host of Manifesting Moments on XOD Network. She is a retired veteran of the United States Army, and she devotes her life to empowering others. Stacy is a bestselling author who collaborated in the book Will to Win with Brian Tracy. Stacy is a certified master life coach trainer, bestselling author, speaker, and radio personality. Her passion for inspiring and encouraging others has made her a sought-after inspirational speaker and coach. She is currently producing the Manifest Tour, Your Authentic Life, hosted in cities across the US.
- Lisa Kastner
Running Wild LLC is a conglomerate of both Running Wild Press, which publishes great stories with great writing that don’t fit neatly in a box, and RIZE, which publishes great genre stories written by people of color. It has already taken the world by storm with two Best of 2019 and two Best of 2020 books, according to Kirkus Reviews, as well as multiple starred reviews and accolades. You can send them your amazing story at www.runningwildpress.Submittable.com
- Katrina Scott
The obsession people have with beauty, hair, and makeup is very common in today’s time. One name that is making waves in the beauty industry is Katrina Scott for her extraordinary skills. She is the founder of Shades of Melanin Hair, an online-based business based in Houston, Texas. The company is completely owned and operated by black women who supply unprocessed 100% virgin hair extensions, wigs, lashes, and much more. Founded on September 30, 2019, the main purpose of this brand is to make all shades of women with melanin feel beautiful while putting on hair extensions.
The company has expanded its base by serving clients locally and across the globe. The inspiration behind the creation of Shades of Melanin is Katrina’s mother and grandmother, whom she considers the most influential people in her life. Shades Of Melanin has now become a go-to brand for actresses on the big screen. Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer most recently wore the company’s most popular frontal wig during the filming of Apple TV-based sitcom Truth Be Told during the filming of season 2. Actress Stephanie Charles (BET’s Ruthless, OWN Network’s The Paynes) is also a supporter of the brand and has filmed episodes of the OWN Network’s The Paynes with pieces from the company’s signature curly line.
- Fred T. Williams
Writer, speaker, poet, and multi-disciplinary businessman Fred T. Williams is a rising voice on faith, purposeful living, healthy relationships, love, and brand development. Through the Fred T. Williams brand, he offers coaching and consulting services that help many unlock greatness within them while enabling them to find their passion, live their purpose, and gain the cutting edge in life. From organizations to entrepreneurs to everyday people, the Fred T. Williams Brand is the go-to for those looking to take charge of their life and/or business and scale for success.
As a student of the human experience with an extensive background in marketing and brand development, Fred has a unique way of developing strategies that resonate deeply with the target audience to help cultivate brands to their fullest potential.
Fred is the chairman of Williams Holdings Global, which comprises of nine privately held companies across various industries.
Facebook: Fred T. Williams
- Gerard Williams III
Hailing from Los Altos, California, Gerard Williams III is no stranger to the technology world. With over twenty years of experience, Gerard is recognized as an industry expert. He spent a decade working as a technical advisor for ARM architecture and CPU development before joining Apple as a senior director.
Under the tech giant, Gerard led teams in processing and configuring device systems. As his reputation in the field flourished, together with his serviced company, the tech engineer decided it was time for a change of pace.
In 2019, together with fellow former Apple executives Bruno and Gulati, he launched NUVIA Inc. With Gerard as its CEO, the highly acclaimed company provides innovative solutions in various agencies—nuclear, healthcare, defense, scientific research, and industrial.
LinkedIn: Gerard Williams III
- Francesca Reicherter
At only twenty-two years old, Francesca Reicherter is an influential champion of mental health. Growing up, Francesca faced issues herself and was shaken out of an attempt by her godfather, Marc Taglienti.
However, twenty-seven days after his support, Marc left on his own accord. The experience greatly affected Francesca and moved her to establish a welcoming support system. In 2020, she launched the non-profit Inspiring My Generation Corporation.
The venture is designed to promote mental health awareness, encourage support and treatment accessibility, and dispel all stigma surrounding the topic. As “a voice for those who lost theirs,” Francesca has made her organization a platform for mental wellness with storytelling initiatives, a clothing line, and partnerships—all proceeds of which are dedicated to the cause.
- Chris Britt
Chris Britt is the co-founder and CEO of Chime, an American financial technology company that provides free mobile banking services. He co-founded Chime in San Francisco in 2013 as a mobile banking app with a debit card at no monthly cost to customers. Before starting Chime, Britt worked at Visa and prepaid card company Green Dot. He built Chime as a fully virtual company with no physical branches and partnered with Central National Bank and The Bancorp Bank to provide these mobile banking services to customers.
Chime’s services are accessible through the mobile app or website. The startup earns most of its revenue from the collection of interchanges, and as of February 2020, the company had 8 million account holders. Although it took five years to acquire a million customers in 2018, Chime’s growth has been exponential, growing to five million customers by 2019 and 8 million by 2020. Bank accounts are insured up to $250,000, which is the standard maximum deposit insurance amount.Website: www.chime.com