There are serial entrepreneurs, and then there’s Malcolm “Beau” Allen, a dotcom multi-millionaire and celebrity business strategist who owns a network of companies that operate independently and are managed collectively in order to achieve maximum profitability.
If you’re looking for motivation to fuel your fire, Allen’s story will provide you more than enough. Son of a carpenter, Allen was born and raised in Lake Providence, Louisiana – a town once ranked by TIME MAGAZINE as the poorest place in America. “If sweet potato fields in 100 plus degree temperatures do not inspire you to want more out of life, nothing will” says Allen.
While college was always the goal, Allen needed a quick fix to his financial ambitions so he enlisted in the US Navy DEP program at age 17. Servant hood would later become his mantra and the fabric of his enterprises. The first lesson he learned was… he did not know what poverty really was. He was flat broke but considered wealthy compared to the citizens of many third world countries. After witnessing first hand, such despair, he vowed, he would never complain again. Also, the power of the dollar took on a whole new meaning… “Money is a resource for something you can do for others versus what you can have for yourself” says Allen.
Allen served honorably in the United States Navy and later leveraged the GI BILL opportunity to attend college. During his tour of duty he received several letters of accommodation and medals for services rendered during the Persian Gulf War, Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, and Battle of the Black Sea in Mogadishu.
Humbled beginnings and being stationed abroad taught Allen how to live in both worlds; now he migrates effortlessly between impoverished communities and big-business board rooms. Malcolm “Beau” Allen credits his teachers and his parents as the source of his perseverance and sense of self-reliance.
With a reputation as a “poverty assassin” and philanthropist, Allen is truly a multi-cultural talent with a global personality. Yet, with his professional background, he also exhibits a rare sensitivity combined with an engaging delivery have earned him well deserved respect, acclaim and more international request for his services then he can handle.
Author of 10 critically acclaimed books, founder of No Deposit, No Return, a global humanitarian organization, Allen spares no expense when it comes to RISKY IDEAS that could unleash possibilities never before imagined. “Everything you want in life if on the other side of fear, if you can find a way to navigate through the obstacles, you’ll achieve unprecedented success”.
Allen’s global impact can be felt through a holdings company that spans film, accredited schools, cutting edge technologies, upscale men’s apparel, financial and insurance brokerage services, skin care, best-selling books, award winning seminars, advertising, community programs and home to the national largest “business accelerator network” MyCEO.com.
Over the last decade, Mr. Allen has been awarded “Entrepreneur” and “Speaker” of the Year” 2 times. Allen’s’ voice reverberates from the world’s most prominent stages. He delivers a message of empowerment to the disenfranchised that often results in possibilities never before imagined. After 20 years in business, Malcolm Allen continues to be a leading voice of innovation, inspiration, and influence in the economic marketplace.