Hannah Perry

Hannah’s Journey. Why She’s Franchising Her Art and Party Studio

Hannah Perry is the founder of The Giggling Pig Art and Party Studio, located in Connecticut (USA). She owns one studio, with a second studio, as of July 2021, franchised. Join Hannah, and Ramon Ray, founder of SmartHustle.com, on this new series of the Smart Hustle Podcast, Hannah's Journey! We’ll follow Hannah on her journey through the...

Team Pressure

Team Pressure – What is the Right Amount A Leader Should Give?

Contributor Shweta Jhajharia is a leading expert in the business consultancy industry. She's been recognized for her accomplishments with over 70 awards throughout her career and is with Growth Idea. Applying pressure to your team with hopes of speeding up success is a delicate balance. When you have the pressure of an overbearing superior demanding instant...

funding your startup

Startups Don’t Need Investors To Build A Multi-Million Dollar Business

I applaud the awesome startups who raise funds and build billion-dollar valuation businesses. Guy Raz writes about some of them in his book "How I Built This". However, to thank that the ONLY way to get the capital to build a business, is through debt financing or equity financing - traditional startup investment -...

Mental Health Study

New Study Shows Mental Health is A Challenge for Business Owners

In a survey recently released by Freshbooks with Mindshare, results show that business owners do face mental health challenges. These are different than those with traditional jobs. Entrepreneurial depression is a real thing. Yes, while those in a "9-5" job also face stress, business owners have the added stress of running their own business. There's no road map...

Finding a great partner for your startup - Maison de Papillon

Finding A Partner For Your Startup. How Two Fashion Entrepreneurs Did It.

Fashion startups have special challenges. Not only are they dealing with making a product and selling it, but they're also in a market that's fraught with sourcing challenges and identifying their perfect customer. Ramon Ray, founder of SmartHustle.com spoke with the founders of Maison de Papillon, Danielle Salinas, and Shriya Bisht about their journey...

video marketing

Instagram Head Says Video Is Important. Square Pics Are Not Enough.

I just watched two and a half minute video from the head of Instagram, who explained how it's morphing from a "photo sharing" site into much more. Instagram's focus will be on creators, video, shopping, and messaging. We've talked quite a bit about the importance of video marketing, here at SmartHustle.com. Video is one of the most...

Getter CEO Jason Miller

Gettr CEO Jason Miller Talks About Birthing A New Social App

Gettr is a brand new social app, launched by Jason Miller, on July 4th, 2021. In our interview, he describes Gettr as a free speech platform, that opposes "cancel culture". While most of the top users on Getter are very "conservative" voices, Jason said the app is not about a particular political affiliation. His vision is...

social media tips

Social Media Power Tips – 7 Experts Share Their 7 Secrets

7 experts got together and shared their best tips for social media marketing. They shared this on the Entrepreneur Facebook page, hosted by social media marketer Kim Walsh Phillips. These experts include: Glenn Lundy , Dana Bowling, Dhomonique Murphy, Carmelia Ray , Daniel Robbins , Rachel DeAlto, and Ramon Ray, founder of SmartHustle.com All of these experts and more will...

How to succeed in business

How To Succeed in Business. 8 Ways We Did It.

There are many different paths to success and many different definitions of how to succeed in business. For some, success means spending more time with their families. For others, it's making a billion-dollar exit of their business. No matter what your definition of success is, some of the ingredients of success will be the same. Guy Raz's book...

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