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Tips and Takeaways from the 2018 Smart Hustle Small Business Conference

Last week I attended the 13th annual Smart Hustle Small Business Conference, hosted by Smart Hustle Magazine Publisher and Executive Editor, Ramon Ray. For those of you who know Ramon personally, or have attended one of his events in the past, you know that Ramon is a tech and small business evangelist who imbues...

How Automation Makes Employee Management Easier

As small business owners, sometimes we have to hire employees on shoestring budgets. We want the best talent, but we need to make sure we’re getting the biggest bang for our buck. If you’re like me, occasionally you’ll hire by going with your gut instinct. Sometimes it completely pays off, while other times, you’re...

Five Ways to Start Your Entrepreneurial Career Smart Hustle Magazine

Five Ways to Start Your Entrepreneurial Career

The greatest thing about being an entrepreneur is that it gives you the power to choose your path in life. You are no longer working for someone who dictates your career options. You are in complete control, which can be liberating, but also extremely stressful if you are unprepared for the realities of the...

How to Tap Into the POWER Within with Antonio Brown

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJ-iE3uDH-k   I am so overjoyed to have been able to sit down with Antonio Brown owner of men’s fashion brand LXIII. Our conversation was literally food for my soul, we discussed everything from walking in faith, making sure your actions align with the life you want to live and tapping into your POWER.   With no formal...

4 Ways To Maximize Event Networking: My Time At the Ascent Tech Conference

There’s a new tech conference in town, and its name is Ascent -- “The Only Tech Conference By Startups For Startups.” It took place on October 3rd and 4th here in NYC, and I was fortunate enough to be able to attend on the first day. I was curious to check this one out,...

Smart Hustle Magazine: Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2018

One of the joys of being an entrepreneur is learning from the successes and failures of other entrepreneurs. Smart Hustle Magazine proudly shares those moments. Along with learning opportunities, Smart Hustle Magazine also celebrates the entrepreneurs who dedicate time and energy to building businesses that showcase and forward the values of the small business...

Mr. Cory’s Cookies – Son and Mom’s Business Spreading Love One Cookie at a Time

We are proud to announce the return of the 13th Annual Smart Hustle Small Business Conference. This year, we will be hosting amazing speakers including the owners of Mr. Cory’s Cookies, Mr. Cory and Cookie Mom! Mr. Cory's Cookies is a NJ based company founded by 6 year old Cory Nieves, aka Mr. Cory. He...

The Journey with Hadi: Leadership Shackleton’s Way

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMpM3M72_P0 I met Hadi randomly during one of my excursions through Atlanta. I always remembered him to be so fun and a burst of energy. When I came across an article naming PeachDish as one of the fastest growing meal subscription companies, I had to take some time to speak with him. PeachDish is a...

The Journey with Ryan: How to Continuously Level Up in Business

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKAb8t1aIwg One of my mentors reached out to me and told me that these young guys were starting a new city club in Atlanta and I should get connected. I really had no idea what it was but I applied and went to their first event previewing their space, and lets just say, the Gathering...

The Journey with Nick: How to Make Lemonade Out Of Lemons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOXajBGReeg Key Takeaways: Whatever life throws at you, make lemonade out of lemons Consider businesses with low barriers to entry Product diversity is key especially in seasonal businesses There is no way around the hard work, you have to put the time in Allow your vision and purpose guide your business decisions I...