Elevate is a comprehensive 6-month accelerator program that empowers, refines, enhances, and scales Black businesses. It offers individualized business assessments, customized workplan development, and one-on-one technical assistance.
Blake Matthews is the owner of Paradiso Productions. It is a Michigan-based company that partners with you in capturing those moments in time and turning them into lasting memories. They specialize in corporate headshots, weddings, events, senior photos, and family photos.
What inspired you to start a business?
I started taking photos 10 years ago and knew that photography and creativity would always be a part of my life. I enjoyed hearing people’s positive feedback on the photos I took for them and eventually turned it into a full-time business after 7 years.
What is your vision for the future of your business?
My vision for Paradiso is to transform it into a global enterprise that captures precious moments through photography and videography worldwide.
What goals do you hope the Elevate program will help you achieve?
My goals I hope Elevate can help me reach is achieving six figures by next year and establish a more efficient operating system for Paradiso, with a consistent client base.