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Vicksburg native Daniel Jennings receives a $25,000 grant from Black Entrepreneurs Day



Daniel Jennings: Photo from Facebook

[Editor’s note: Due to a technical issue, the original article written on Oct. 24 was lost. It has been re-written and re-published.]

Vicksburg native Daniel Jennings has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Black Entrepreneurs Day.

Jennings is 1 of 6 winners of the grant where fashion noble Daymond John has made it possible to spotlight black businesses.

Over the last 20-plus years, Jennings has been in the construction business and spent the last seven building homes. These days he now specializes in building tiny homes which consist of anything under 1,000 square feet.

Tiny cottages

Tiny homes: Photo from Facebook

Tiny Cottages built by Tiny Cottage Concept

In early 2022, Jennings created his company Tiny Cottage Concept LLC where they build and sell tiny homes all over the country. He also donates ten percent profit of every tiny home sold to nonprofits that shelters victims of domestic violence.

Jennings submitted his work to Black Entrepreneurs Day back in 2020 when it first started but was denied.

“I just simply wasn’t ready,” Jennings said. “It just made me think of one of my favorite quotes from LL Cool J saying ‘don’t get bitter, get better.'”

Getting better is exactly what Jennings did and learned last week that he won the grant.

“I’m still on cloud 20,” he said jokingly. “It’s just a blessing to have your product recognized on the national level and I’m glad that Daymond John made this opportunity possible for black businesses.”

Jennings will officially receive the award on Thursday when he and Tiny Cottage Concept LLC, along with the other reciprocates, will be live-streamed at the Apollo.

“I want to thank everyone who supported and helped me over the years and I am dedicated to being of service.”

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