Article first appeared on the US Embassy Belmopan Facebook page
We are proud to announce that Mervin Budram has been selected for the Public Affairs Alumni Spotlight for the month of December by the US Embassy in Belmopan!!! Mervin Budram is a 2018 alumni of the Young Leaders of America Initiative (YLAI) and is currently a successful entrepreneur, motivational speaker and recording artist.
Mervin gained valuable skills from his time in YLAI where he worked in Boston for Banyan Tree Global. While a part of the initiative he was able to expand his network which has proven valuable to this day as well as learn about the importance of different protocols within businesses and the application of such skills to help achieve success.
He took the lessons he learned from YLAI and, upon returning to Belize, decided to implement new tactics and strategy into his business TAS Belize Limited which was founded in 2009. TAS Belize Limited is a digital strategic marketing firm which helps businesses with online marketing, website graphic design, and branding. Entrepreneurial innovation is at the heart of the companies’ interests and it does this by ensuring the visual and online presence of other companies to aid in their development.
Once the pandemic hit and Belizeans were required to stay home, Mervin decided to start going live online to talk about his creative process and various entrepreneurial topics. This quickly became popular and his show “Creative Monday Discussion” was taken on by The National Channel 10. The show now brings on different individuals such as entrepreneurs, leaders, educator, ect. The virtual show is available on both Facebook and YouTube. For the holidays, in order to support entrepreneurs and companies, the network is organizing a Christmas Gift Basket which will give various resources such as internet and cable for a period of time, and advertisement on television and website.
Mervin credits his entrepreneurial spirit to his parents who were both hard workers and encouraged him to do the same whilst inspiring and motivating others. He is excited to continue doing what he can to aid others and encourages the Belizean public as well as the global community to have a clear vision, set goals and actively work toward achieving them. You can learn more about TAS Belize Limited at tasbelize.com (as well as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @TASBelize) and the Creative Monday Discussion Show at mervinbudram.com (also available on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @MervinBudram)