Tyler Perry Pays Off Over $400,000 Debt for Walmart Shoppers Who Made Layaway Purchases - Black Enterprise

Tyler Perry Pays Off Over $400,000 Debt for Walmart Shoppers Who Made Layaway Purchases

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Tyler Perry is already in the holiday spirit. TMZ reported that the film mogul has paid off over $400,000 in Walmart shoppers’ layaway debt —paying off $178,000 at one store in Atlanta and another $256,000 at a Walmart in nearby Douglasville, part of the Atlanta Metro Area.

According to TMZ, “all the customers have to do to collect their outstanding items is pay a penny at pickup.”

Perry is not only generous with his money but as a successful filmmaker and entrepreneur, he finds time to dole out advice to aspiring creatives and entrepreneurs. At a recent event, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit, Perry took part in a panel discussion dropping various gems of wisdom. Some of his tips for entrepreneurs included:

  • Stay creative, fresh, and relevant
  • Serve and then super-serve your audience
  • Focus intensively on your core/niche
  • Show them how special they are
  • Show them that you appreciate them
  • Treat them with as much respect and sincerity as you would anyone else

Perry also advised those in attendance of the importance of having a good team in place to achieve your dreams, acknowledging that it’s extremely challenging to identify and formulate a good team.

Click here for more on Perry’s advice from the summit.

 

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