Made Man Protection
“SBDC and the Dream Fund helped me focus on what I needed to do, and helped me financially to get my business in order. The people at Solano-Napa SBDC, the staff, they care so much about you as a business owner and as a human being.”
Made Man Protection (Made Man Enterprises LLC) was established in 2001 and provides Bodyguard, Security Services & Process Server Services for celebrities, executives, events, schools, weddings, commercial properties, residential communities, museums, parties, and even domestic violence protection. Guards may be armed or unarmed.
CEO/Founder Carl Vinson has been in the security industry for over 31 years.
Celebrities? Name dropping is allowed . . .
Some high profile security clients include Snoop Dogg, and Dymond John from Shark Tank fame, who is founder of FUBU clothing line. Also Made Made Protection was hired for a John Legend concert after party. (Visit Carl’s website to review the long and impressive list. https://www.mademanprotection.com/ )
In case celebrities don’t impress you, what about philanthropy?
Carl always supports community and inner city involvement. He is an advocate and mentor for special needs, autistic, physical and mentally challenged children. He was nominated Volunteer of the Year by the City of Hayward Police Activity League.
Carl has been a SBDC business client since 2018.
“SBDC has earned my respect, from the Director, Tim Murrill to the administrative staff. They have helped me be more prolific, think outside of the box and reach for the stars!”— Carl Vinson, Made Man Protection
This year, he received a California Dream Fund grant and was also awarded a Solano-Napa SBDC Dream Fund Support Space grant, funded by Wells Fargo, that allowed him to have office space for his business at the Solano Black Chamber of Commerce.
“The award helped me out immensely, and I learned patience and persistence through this process,” confessed Carl.
“The (Dream Fund Award) funding gave me money to join the Chamber of Commerce for networking, and I established relationships with the police department, the sheriff department, the district attorney, and these are crucial connections in my business.”
Gratitude to Solano-Napa SBDC
“I have attended many Solano-Napa SBDC webinars, and have learned about branding and marketing. I set up my Google Business page where I get many responses and inquiries. PLUS I now have 34 five star reviews on my Yelp page.
“SBDC and the Dream Fund helped me focus on what I needed to do, and helped me financially to get my business in order, get my LLC and my EIN number. I learned financial literacy in the business finances, and also how to stay out of debt!
“The people at Solano-Napa SBDC, the staff, they care so much about you as a business owner and as a human being. SBDC is a pillar for small businesses in this county, and I am grateful for their support”