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What Motivated Entrepreneur Derek Evans to Start His Own Company



Derek Evans is a young motivated author and serial entrepreneur from Reading, Pennsylvania, which is an hour outside Philadelphia. In 2008, he was diagnosed with dysautonomia, a disorder of autonomic nervous system (ANS) function, that he has constantly battled over the years. 

But rather than have his medical condition affect him negatively, Derek saw this as a chance for him to re-evaluate his life and create new opportunities as well as become a serial entrepreneur. 

His Career’s Wake Up Call 

Back in 2016, Derek was working as a branch manager at Hertz Rent A Car. While at work, he collapsed due to his dysautonomia disorder. He would later wake up being transported to the hospital via ambulance. 

“It was at that point in my life I kept asking myself, there had to be a better way. There had to be a way where I could control my time, how much money I made, how much I worked. I wanted more freedom and control over my future and how much money I could potentially make,” Derek shared.  

As soon as he recovered, Derek would end up getting all types of financial licenses and starting D.C. Evans and Associates as well as publishing his first book ‘So Close to Death Yet So Far Away” which is about the struggle of living with a dysautonomia disorder. 

Starting An Entertainment Company 

Currently, Derek’s business focuses on finance. He is also engaged in company planning, insurance, investments, and has even started to get into digital currency with bitcoin mining and forex trading. Derek has already published two books and is now working on his third.

However, he plans to expand his horizon even further as this year, he’s preparing to start his own entertainment agency, Black and Pink Media LLC, to try to get involved in the world of music, video, and fashion. 

“My goal is to establish and grow the company. I am working on producing an album which I am a co-songwriter on as well as publishing my third book, Black and Pink: More Than Just Colors, and unveiling a new clothing line. All of this will be done under Black and Pink Media LLC,” Derek said

All this is a result of Derek’s determination to rise above adversity and become a serial entrepreneur who has accomplished a lot other than financial freedom. 

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