Local businessman shares his secrets for success

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Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Gospel music echoes throughout the walls of the BEC Plex in North Augusta, but passion consumes each person inside

Lumus Vick owns the place, and he's no exception to the inspiration within those walls.

"You never get too old to learn," Vick told News 12.

He may have gray hair and a bad back, but Vick still finds a way to make an impact on the people he meets.

"I get especially charged up being around younger people. I'm 72, so i learn from some of the 30s and some of the 40s."

Vick started his own business. Now he's mentoring others to successfully run theirs while learning a lot along the way.

"He's been a godsend to me," said Dallas "Tony D" Frazier, owner of Christian Sounds Entertainment. "I didn't know anything about business, so he taught me how to structure my business, how to brand myself, anything I needed to know financially he helps educate me.

"Mr. Vick is just a treasure trove. He wants to just impact and help people who are trying to do a startup company and every now and then he will call either myself or Jackie into the office and give us our weekly talk; sometimes it's good, sometimes it's not so good," said another trainee of Vick's, Robert Adkins. He owns Reflections Art Gallery.

From helping out a brand new radio personality to the artist next door, Vick says it all starts with a little experience and a lot of passion.

He leaves us with a bit of advice.

"Opening a small business, opening a large business, requires that passion, dedication, and planning. Get prepared and know what you want to do."