Born and raised in rural Jamaica, Danette Mahabeer who grew up in a Single Parent Family with 4 other siblings, migrated to the United States at the age of 25.
The mother of one daughter, has completed her first Degree in Jamaica in the Hospitality and Tourism field of study and her second degree in Business Management and Leadership at Trevecca Nazarene University. Danette is currently pursuing her Juris Doctorate.
Danette is an Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, Women’s Advocate, Certified Life Coach, Published Author, Podcaster, Talk Show Host, and Philanthropist. Danette considers herself to be a Business Woman.
She is the CEO of Little London Photography, Mother Daughter Relationship MDR, and Voiced Thoughts Talk Show and Podcast.
She is a born-again Christian and a member of the Apostolic Church Family. She is also a Vocal Worshipper/Minister in Gospel singing and plays an active role in that area in her home church.
Danette’s main philosophy is “I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Strengthens Me.”
What inspired the start of ” Little London Photography “?
I was a single mom to a beautiful daughter named Soheila London. London is her middle name and I wanted to build a legacy for her. The business is considered a family business and was named after her.
What has been the biggest challenge of running a brand like ” Little London Photography “?
The biggest challenge for Little London Photography is that the market is very competitive. There are lots of business opportunities but there are also a lot of other Photography businesses to choose from.
How does ” Little London Photography ” impact the community?
Little London Photography strongly believes in community impacts. We have collaborated with many non-profit organizations and community-based movements as a sponsor. We previously and recently sponsored The African Fashion Show and The Nashville Black Market, just to name a few.
Where do you hope to see your brand in the next 3-5 years?
In the next 3-5 years, our vision is to have the brand expanded in various states while also providing job opportunities for others. In addition, we hope to expand our internship program to where interns can earn college credits for their internship with Little London Photography.
What advice do you have for the next generation of entrepreneurs?
Entrepreneurship is defined as someone who takes a risk. Don’t look at it that way though. Instead, see it as an opportunity to create a future for yourself. Take the next step to bring your vision to life and never stop inspiring others through your entrepreneurship journey.
What does being “Pretty and Black Owned” mean to you?
Pretty defines my beauty. Not just any beauty but my inner beauty. I believe beauty comes from within and shines outwardly. Beauty is character, kindness, strength, and love. Black-owned is a title I am honored to be described as. I am Black and I believe it has created an opportunity for the black community to rise up and become equal in society, thus creating our own path in history.