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Hidden Gems: Meet Martin White of Envision Professionals

Today we’d like to introduce you to Martin White.

Hi Martin, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today.
My story begins as a kid I always had an entrepreneurial spirit from a very young age. Coming from a family that had a lot of entrepreneurs in it. As a young kid in my neighborhood around the corner from my house, there was a corner store. I would go to the store to do little things like sweeping the floor just to get some candy from the owner. I would in return take that same candy and sell it at school. I would save money to get video games. When I became a teenager, I worked for my dad’s landscaping business. Again, I got a taste of entrepreneurship at a young age. So fast forward my story to corporate America. I started working in banking straight out of college. I worked as a Teller then moved my way up to Loan Officer and worked at the credit union for eight years before moving on to retail banking. I worked in retail banking as a Personal Banker.

I had grown such a following when I worked at the credit union before going to retail banking. A lot of people followed me to the new bank. They moved their accounts because I was the guy that always gave exceptional customer service. Retail banking is more about sales than customer service. So, I had to adapt and learn quickly how to turn customer service into sales. In doing so I moved up the ladder quickly once I found my niche. Learning every aspect of finance firsthand like the back of my hand. I gained so much more knowledge about business and finance then I decided to take my talent to another bank. While there I received the top 30 under 40 awards for professionals. Also, there is when so many people would come to me for financial advice or business advice.

Now throughout my career, I would always help people with their finances. But a close friend said Martin you should be getting paid for your knowledge. So, as I was prepping on getting ready to start a business life happened. I had Sudden Cardiac Arrest and nearly lost my life. I was on medical leave from work and in rehab and before I could fully recover then the pandemic happened. That’s when I decided to open up the business I couldn’t wait until the perfect time. I was moved by the voice of God to get started and that is what I did. Through my business, I have helped several people get employment at a time when it was difficult to find a job. I have helped numerous people start their own businesses. I have also provided financial awareness to assist clients with credit. All with the array of services my business provides. I have changed lives and added value to contribute to so many people in the past two years and it’s still growing. So Envision Professionals through a consulting business is helping change people’s lives and that is my purpose.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It wasn’t a smooth road I started my business in the middle of a pandemic where people were losing jobs, and their houses, it was a difficult time for a lot of people. So, my clients, a lot of them did not have the finances to pay for services. Or did not want to physically meet because of being afraid to get Covid.

But thankfully we have the technology to where I didn’t have to physically meet you. I used the resources available such as Zoom or Facetime to still conduct appointments and meet with people. For any business starting out you meet a lot of challenges and I’m very thankful to weather the storms.

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Envision Professionals?
Envision Professionals LLC offers a wide range of business and financial services through consulting. We consult customers that want to start their own business and walk them through the process of starting a business. Also, as to how to grow, scale, and finance that business. We work closely with clients assisting them with improving their credit.

Provide stellar job portfolios for job seekers on the hunt for employment. The list goes on and we pride ourselves on providing the level of customer service where our clients tell a friend that tells a friend and so on. What sets me apart from others is I’m very passionate about business and finance. I’m highly motivated and driven to make sure my clients are successful. I want readers to know here at Envision we deliver when we say we will and provide the service we promise.

We’d love to hear what you think about risk-taking.
Risk-taking is an important part of the business because, for a business to grow, there needs to be an influx of new ideas and opportunities. It was a risk to start my business in the middle of a pandemic and leave the 9 to 5 corporate America life. But what other choice do you have when that 9 to 5 lifestyle is interrupted? You could ride the storm until the pandemic is over or you could say you know what I’m going to bet on myself and take a chance. I personally feel like we take a risk every day. Every day you leave your house you take a chance. Yeah, a piano isn’t going to fall out of the sky but it’s a risk just leaving your house and making it back home safely. So, with business, you have to take a risk and become comfortable with uncertainty.

But overcoming the fear of the unknown you don’t know if this business idea is going to fail or if the service you are providing is going to work. I tell my clients you have to build that Kanye confidence. It’s in everybody you have to tap in and find it. Some people are afraid of rejection, and I learned early on that no doesn’t mean never it just means not right now. So, if your business fails it doesn’t mean that’s it. It means starting another business or learning from what made your current business fail going back in and changing some stuff up and trying again. I guess that comes from having a never give up mentality.

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Jessie Kay Photography & Brandon Potter Photography

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