When you and your partner work together to grow a thriving business, will it affect your relationship? If you want proof of the power of partnership – listen to this great interview with Jerred & Kiara Mason founders of Made to Maximize.
I am also interviewing Maceo A. Brown, the President and CEO of System 5 Electronics, the largest African-American owned and operated security alarm and monitoring company in the state of Georgia. We discuss entrepreneurship, mentorship, how he formed a real estate group, and how purchasing the current corporate office which increased the company’s revenue and his foundation Maceo’s Kids.
Framework behind marketing
Becoming a full-time entrepreneur
Knowing love when you see it.
Starting a business with your partner.
Relationship with Black Builders in Southwest Atlanta
More on Jerred & Kiara Mason
We met over 8 years ago and it was at the perfect time. Jerred had settled back into the United States after 12 years in Japan and he had just finished his Bachelor’s degree and Kiara was preparing for her Master’s program. Kiara had travelled a bit but lived most of her life in Florida. What seemed like a dream connection turned into a wonderful reality. (Insert a brief time-lapse) We had a 3 week engagement and 3 weeks later we were married. That is the shortest version of this story every told. Ha!
More on Maceo Brown
Maceo A. Brown is the President and CEO of System 5 Electronics, the largest African-American owned and operated security alarm and monitoring company in the state of Georgia. In this role, he directs daily operations, implements strategies for success, creates product distinctions and positions the company as an industry leader.
Incorporated in 1989, System 5 Electronics’ purpose is to provide the newest technology in life-safety devices to protect residential properties and commercial establishments. At System 5, the corporate philosophy is to exceed customer expectations by delivering unprecedented service, rapid response and affordable, error-free monitoring. Clientele includes: Home of Dr. King, Bronner Bros., National Park Service, Black McDonald’s Operators Association, H.J. Russell, American Family Insurance, All State Insurance, State Farm Insurance, American Retail Association (A.R.A.), AT&T Retail Stores (Gaston Communications) Atlanta Tribune, Atlanta Business League, Rolling Out Magazine, This Is It! BBQ & Seafood, Hurt & Hurt (McDonald’s), 755 Restaurant Group (Popeye’s), Checker’s, John Wieland Homes, the Herndon Home Museum, Empire Board of Realists, to name a few.