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Name: Karen Taylor Bass

Business: TaylorMade Media LLC, a PR firm

Industry: Marketing & PR

Location: Valley Stream, New York, U.S.

Reason for starting: I started my business because I love being a dream maker, using public relations as a strategic tool. My passion is telling stories in vivid color while simultaneously bringing to life the dreams of entrepreneurs, small business owners and savvy individuals.

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How do you define success? Success to me is having the means to do what I want, when I want. Also feeling carefree because all is right with my mind, body, spirit, health and family.

Biggest Success: I can’t say that I’ve had my biggest success yet …  My biggest accomplishment to date is my current brand/personal #reset. I’ve worked with top entertainers from Mariah Carey to Whitney Houston to Jill Scott and scored media placement from every major to small outlet possible, however, I always knew there was so much more … putting it all together now. #reset.

What is your top challenge and how have you addressed it? My top challenge was giving myself, permission to live. Upon having my daughter, I suffered post-partum and felt super insecure. I literally pressed #reset in my health, career, marriage and lifestyle to get uncomfortable and stop co-starring in my own life and start living.

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Who is your most important role model? My beloved grandmother who transitioned three years ago. She was my all and influenced every ounce of my being.

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