We had the good fortune of connecting with Barion McQueen and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Barion, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I knew that if I could help build other people’s companies, I could do the same for myself.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
The thing that sets me apart from most entrepreneurs is that I want to generally impact the world. I want to help in any way that I can. We live in a world today with social media where everyone always highlights the wins. I look as social media as one big highlight reel. So I want to be transparent in my message of how hard it is and the challenges when first starting and also growing. I want people to know that anything is possible. I relocated to Florida with a car full of shoes clothes, one tv and a computer with no clue what I was going to do when I got here.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Well first place I would take them is to the studio in Miami. A2F Studios is my family and we have grown that into an industry staple and place in the heart of Wynwood which is home to some of the most talented people in the world. Next I would take them to some of my favorite spots, Riggins Crabhouse (for all you can eat crabs), Torrero’s in West Palm Beach if they wanted truly authentic mexican food. We’d definitely have to go to Fort Lauderdale Beach as well. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would dedicate my shout out to my mother. As a single parent my mom did all she could do to make sure I had a roof over my head, food to eat and clothes on my back. So anything outside of that scope I had to figure it out on my own if I wanted extra things. So it told me the value of hardwork and I learned to earn my own money at a very young age.
Julia Kushniruk & Raedicmedia