( ENSPIRE Feature ) Bestselling Author B. Simone & Marketing Guru Mary Seats Open Co-Working Space To Support Female Business Owners in Atlanta
ENSPIRE Contributor: Re’Dreyona Walker
Actress, comedian, and bestselling author B. Simone has partnered with her marketing manager Mary Seats to open an all-female co-working space in Atlanta called “The Bakery.” The 14,000 square foot space will house B. Simone’s million-dollar business, “B. Simone Beauty,” as well as Mary Seat’s marketing firm, “The Icing Agency.” Additionally, The Bakery will be an all-pink space for female entrepreneurs to utilize for photography sessions, green screen videography, executive offices, and retail space. Units are available for rental now.
B. Simone’s Instagram videos have received recognition from the likes of Jamie Foxx, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Lil Boosie, TI, and many more. She has a large social media following of over 5 million on Instagram. Aside from being a comedian and actress, selling out of her makeup line, and releasing new music, she continues to reach new goals daily as she manifests what she wants, as she calls herself “The Manifest Queen”. Simone is a bestselling author thanks to the success of her book, “BabyGirl: Manifest The Life You Want.”, which made her reach her goal of becoming a millionaire.
“Surround yourself with a team of people who see your vision and help you execute. If you’re a new entrepreneur without a payroll budget, get creative. B. Simone says, “there was a point where I needed help, but I couldn’t pay people. When you’re at that point, you can barter. There’s always something you can bring to the table.”
B. Simone’s manager, marketing and brand strategist Mary Seats, also known as Mz Skittlez – worked for B. Simone for an entire year without any pay. The two built a foundation on friendship and trust that helped B. Simone garner her new-found success. Seats has been building her brand along with countless others for years. In 2011, she launched her first company, Cupcake Mafia, with $300 to her name and now she says she is making millions for herself and others. Most recently, Seats sold hundreds of spots for a digital conference in less than 48 hours where she and a panel of experts equipped women with the information they need to blossom as entrepreneurs.
“You can be a mom, a wife, or whatever it is you want to be. I used to want to find a poster woman for the ideal mom, wife, and unstoppable girl boss – and I honestly I couldn’t find it. So, I became it” she told Black Enterprise.
The pair have always deemed it as their responsibility to help empower other women as they simultaneously knock down barriers in their own careers. While many have struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic, both Mary & B. Simone have nearly tripled their income. Now, “The Bakery” will be yet another opportunity for them to pour into women. The all pink creative space and content studio is the premier place for female entrepreneurs to bring their ideas. B. Simone Beauty will also occupy its first retail store and executive offices alongside Mary’s Icing Agency.
For More Information on B. Simone and Mary Seats, please visit bsimonebeauty.com and www.theicingagency.co. You can also follow B. Simone and Mary Seats on Instagram at @thebsimone and @mzskittlez.
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