One key factor to running successful businesses is having a good reputation, whether it’s the communication, product, service, or accommodation. For Fernando Bernardino, as a successful entrepreneur in several businesses, this has been the key to his constant growth in several industries.
Fernando Bernardino was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, to a family that has taught values that he still holds close to his heart today. In a decade, Fernando went from being a college dropout to one of the most successful entrepreneurs in different industries. He now has the resources to provide for his family and those who are less fortunate.
For his first venture, starting out in 2010, Fernando saw that people in the marketing industry were taking money from clients and not delivering, causing clients to be hesitant to spend any money on outsourced marketing efforts. Clients were bombarded failures to deliver, others were even stolen from or outright scammed. Fernando saw that it was the perfect opportunity and jumped into the industry with Stellar Media Group.
The company specializes in creating and executing market awareness strategies for any industry in the publicly traded space, like the NASDAQ. Their expertise includes one-day market awareness outreach programs, weeks or month-long investor awareness campaigns, website development & planning, and communications consulting. Stellar Media Group also specializes in helping companies raise operating capital.
Fernando Bernardino, in 2018, would turn his eyes to concerts in Orlando. At the time, the only real underground music scene in Orlando was the Electric Daisy Carnival. Agencies of big-name techno producers and DJs were standoffish about sending their big acts to the area, which at the time wasn’t known for having any underground music scene. To convince them to give him a chance, Fernando assured the agencies that he would pay above top dollar to ensure that the artists were getting paid well for giving Orlando a shot. He was able to do deliver with Meraki Events; a company focused on throwing techno concerts. Since then, his sincerity paid off, and more artists have been visiting Orlando for either work or leisure.
In 2020, Fernando’s latest venture has seen him helping other people grow their social media presence. He saw a need for people to grow their personal brand and helped them leverage their network to startup new business opportunities. Fernando has been able to help people turn their brand from a following of a few thousand to over 500,000 or more in a couple of months, allowing them to get product placements, sponsorships, or the opportunity to sell their courses or e-books.
The key to Fernando Bernardino’s success has been his passion for helping others, whether it’s growing their personal brand, making valuable introductions, or giving away money for free on his Instagram page — he has even amassed a following for holding an almost-weekly giveaway where he randomly selects winners for prizes that can go into the thousands of dollars.
Today, Fernando Bernardino is a father to a beautiful five-year-old girl and has owned and driven some of the world’s finest cars. It wasn’t always easy for him as he made some mistakes along the way, but he has focused on learning and applying those lessons towards helping others, growing his brand, and diversifying when possible.