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I'M ATHENA KAVIS

I’m a small-town Florida serial entrepreneur and educator with big dreams. Obsessed with: anything coconut, candles, and TJ Maxx journals. I've been keepin' it real since 1998.

I had no idea that I could become entirely self-employed at 18

In fact, four years ago when I started my first business, a swimsuit line - I had many side jobs to fund it. I was a dog and house sitter, pizza girl, hostess, ballet teacher, and administrative assistant. Five months into my first business I was able to quit my side jobs. I went into it with no expectations of it scaling quickly and truly didn't believe it ever would. Things changed quickly when I believed in myself and went all in even if I failed. Once the business hit six-figures I was receiving e-commerce consulting requests and knew it was time to pivot to something bigger and better.

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AT 19, I LEFT COLLEGE AND MOVED BY MYSELF TO LOS ANGELES

After frequently traveling for influencer photoshoots, I built a network in LA and decided it was the perfect city to kick-off my first marketing agency. I sold my first business right when I arrived and dove into marketing agency life. I worked with a variety of brands from insurance agencies, emergency response specialists, CBD, skincare, restaurants, professional athletes, short-term-rentals, and event planners. I didn't narrow down my services or ideal client and worked with any brand needing marketing. This caused burnout and frequent stress trying to learn a new industry and always creating new packages.

CURRENTLY...

Since selling swimsuits and marketing services I've also started and sold a CBD brand. At the start of COVID-19, I launched a PPE marketplace for buyers and sellers to trade. I've also relaunched my marketing agency specializing in e-commerce and web design. Currently, I have big goals to launch a non-profit to provide tangible resources for aspiring entrepreneurs to transition mentally and physically into the entrepreneur world and to become the CEO of their life.

A FEW THINGS I go by:

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CEO

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BALLET DANCER

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GREEK

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DOG MOM

A LOOK BACK

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2016

● Graduated high school● First 9-5 job● Started my first company as a side hustle called Swim Szn● Continued teaching ballet classes● Part-time dog walker


2017

● Quit my 9-5 to go full-time into business● Launched two e-commerce brands that failed● First time solo traveling abroad● Hit 6-figures for the first time● Hosted my first company retreat for my team


2018

● Dropped out of college and moved to Los Angeles (Hermosa Beach)● Sold Swim Szn● Launched KMG, my first marketing agency● Solo traveled to Bali for a month● Started Meraki, an e-commerce CBD brand


2019

● Closed high ticket sales for Jake Paul● Managed and scaled Airbnb properties● Scaled Meraki CBD's retailer program● Hit my biggest month ever in marketing sales● Hit my lowest month ever in marketing sales


2020

● Sold Meraki CBD● Co-Founded Procurement PPE● Left Los Angeles due to COVID-19 and moved back to Florida from February-October● Relocated to Las Vegas