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Akwaaba Mansion featured on Glambition Radio

Would you leave a jet-set career in publishing to open a chain of B&Bs? Monique Greenwood, owner of Akwaaba Inns is shaking up the industry in a BIG way! I spoke with her for this week’s Glambition Radio.

In 1993, Monique already had the career she’d been dreaming of since she was a teenager – as editor in chief of Essence magazine, reaching over one million readers. One day on her way home, she spotted a rundown historic mansion in her Brooklyn neighborhood, and almost immediately decided she wanted to turn it into a bed and breakfast. Some people thought she was nuts (and even fought her at city hall), but she followed her gut and bought the property.

Two years (and a lot of blood, sweat, and tears) later, Akwaaba opened for business.

Since then, she’s opened four more locations with no plans on slowing down! In this week’s Glambition Radio, I talk with Monique about how her journey began, establishing her brand of hospitality, and why she believes real estate is one of the best financial investments you can make for you and your family.

You’ve gotta hear her story (including how her own grandmother pointed out how far she’s come)! Head to iTunes now to listen to this episode, or if you don’t have time to listen right now make sure you download it for later.

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