We had the good fortune of connecting with Brandon Bates and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Brandon, is your business focused on helping the community? If so, how?
TMF breathes and harmoniously embodies the following 3 components in its core. We start with INCLUSIVITY anywhere from the hyper local all the way to other countries, we invite and and welcome all walks of life ,
With this measure taken you immediately work with DIVERSITY which is allowing the opportunity for all scenarios to take place because we have beautiful human beings from different parts of the social construct in one setting working together.
If this initial compound is built correctly, the last is sort of a result. EQUITY. The value in the organization that we propel is the positive narrative on social impact, along with providing workforce development, a personal strategy roadmap(PSR), and a healthier eating/more active lifestyle .
Creating a space for literally the world to come together talk, then converse about relevant topics , then revitalize the community through garden building . By the end all parties realize that we can build together.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I am an entrepreneur. I consult and work with many business and virtuous ideals. My favorite is the transplant business.
I am a farmer and naturally fell into the studying of transplants and the benefits to work with them and understanding how to grow them.
Every book on success or wealth that I have ever read says the exact same thing.
Your reaction and your mentality with determine what your fate will be.
Grasping this, I over came lack of balance, healthier eating, lack of focus, lack of money management, lack of social awareness, and more.
I was able to look at myself each time a situation occurred and immediately focus on how I could have done better . Pointing the finger at one’s self is smart in so many ways.

At 19 I recognized that I didn’t know anything I needed to be successful.
At 20 I realized I needed community to be successful and knowledgeable.
At 25 I met my first investor. Who began to show me step by step what the rich did to create safety nets for themselves in their families. Then found TMF shortly after
At 26 I retired from corporate America
I currently work with community based streams of income to maintain investor dollars/sustainability dollars.
I would like the world to know that P.V.O.
Positives vibes only, and TMF are priceless brands with priceless humans beings operating the ship. Within all the imperfections, I am proud to represent such excellence.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Community based living leads me to steer them toward the residences that we have within the city that are within the network. We would spend our time and money at these places enjoying food, entertainment, and the occasional opportunity to brain storm. I do love food so I would naturally show them my favorite restaurants that are a little expensive atleast for my budget and the one that aren’t.
Junn is a all you can eat sushi place . Made to order
Bosa donuts is a donut shop that sales sandwiches and knows how to hook it up.
My local restaurant that I support within my community is actually a restaurant I am working on a contract with to grow veggies for them .
Liberian Cuisine is the name.
They are amazing as well!!!!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
The entire TMF workforce . TMF is been fighting for 15 years and constantly people come and go but the core continues to grow. Due to that persistence TMF can now stand on its own two feet . Meaning as a non profit we can rely on the work ethic , and the business savvy thinking of each other to sustain our concept and our dreams moving forward.

Website: Atabeyoutdoors.com

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