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This Week We Feature Young Professional Michael A. Smith

Michael A. Smith is a Bank Reconciliation Specialist at Road Town Wholesale. Photo: Provided
Michael A.Smith aka 'Sage' is the manager of S & L Welding and Fabrication, Menen I Designs and Black Sage Entertainment. Photo: Provided
Michael A.Smith aka 'Sage' is the manager of S & L Welding and Fabrication, Menen I Designs and Black Sage Entertainment. Photo: Provided
Though our young professional this week officially carries the legal name Michael A. Smith, most persons know him as ‘Sage’.

Michael is a Bank Reconciliation Specialist in the Accounts Department of Road Town Wholesale and, among other duties, he is responsible for ensuring that the company's bank records correspond to those of their accounts in the various banks.

Love for business

Though many may find working in finance boring or tedious, our Young Professional has a general love for it and, as he puts it “a love for business as a whole.” This love has seen Michael through 13 years of working in the Accounts Department of Road Town Wholesale.

The 13 years; however, have not been without its challenges. “Within the Accounting Field, accuracy is a key factor, which means every cent got to be accounted for properly,” Michael said. To overcome this challenge, he said he has to be ‘meticulous and efficient.’

It would be accurate to say that famous Scottish Geologist Charles Lyell had someone like Michael in mind when he said: "Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession" as our young professional is no doubt nothing but an assest to the company he has faithfully served for over a decade.

Future business owner

Michael is not just satisfied with working in other people's businesses. It is his ultimate goal to own his own business. He says, “despite being in the Accounting field, I would also like to expand my knowledge to hopefully be a successful entrepreneur.”

There is no time like the present to start working towards your dreams and Michael is definitely headed to becoming a successful businessman. He is currently managing not one but three small businesses: S & L Welding and Fabrication, a welding company; Menen I Design, a local clothing company; and Black Sage Entertainment, Management of Artist.

There is no doubt that managing three businesses and doing Accounting as a fulltime job keep Michael busy; however, he still finds time to play football and do a bit of audio production.

Mostly self-motivated, Michael says, “one of my main inspirations is Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie I, because of his work done for humanity.”

Advice to youth

When it comes to advice for the youth, Michael say the old cliché rings true. “Give Jah thanks and work hard every day at your goals, simple.”

9 Responses to “This Week We Feature Young Professional Michael A. Smith”

  • Cuz (29/12/2017, 15:43) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Very determin youn man good pick
  • Gumption.Offical (29/12/2017, 15:52) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes. Very humble and truly determining young man with a mindful of only goodness for himself and the community. I’ve known him for a very long time and I know about his hard work. I truly wish him all the best now and beyond. This was perfect VINO especially it’s the last Young Professional of the 2017.
  • irie (29/12/2017, 19:37) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hail up
  • Good looks (29/12/2017, 21:37) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    Yes I king!!!
  • Kali 07 (29/12/2017, 22:59) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Shout Out to My Brethren Sage!! Hard Work & Dedication Always Pays Off and Just Keep Pressing Hard My Brethren. Clean & Pure Meditation for 2018 + Beyond!! HAIL H.I.M. HIGH!!
  • April Glasgow (30/12/2017, 09:34) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Awesome feature! Very well deserved! Black Sage you are doing BIG things! Looking forward to even greater things in 2018!
  • Gumption. Official (30/12/2017, 11:31) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    You’ll notice the lack or support this article get? Now if he was given out something for free or was involved with something negative it would have been filled. Most people in the BVI don’t like positive things. Thieir interested in only negative stories and events. Maybe 2018 might be different
  • rattie (30/12/2017, 11:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Mr.Smith, keep reaching for the star and keep Jah by your side
  • Nice (31/12/2017, 05:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nice..Nough respect to this young man not been ashamed or afraid to mention his thoughts of Haile Selassie.. The truth people don't want to hear about

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