Lifestyle

Smart Hustlers are constantly on the go and often invest most of their time and energy in their work. Use these pieces of tips and advice to help maintain a healthy work / life balance.

Balancing Running a Business and Having a Family

Balancing Running a Business and Having a Family

The good ol' American Dream may have been passed down many generations, but the spirit from which it was born is timeless. We were once explorers, settlers, and adventurers, and now entrepreneurs. People who strike gold today often do so by launching a unique business idea like an app, a social network or a...

Benevolent Capitalism: A New Possibility for Organic Growth in Business

Benevolent Capitalism: A New Possibility for Organic Growth in Business

The words benevolent capitalism are two words you don’t typically find together. Capitalism has become something that is viewed as negative. It’s the idea of, “I am here to get my share and in order for that to happen, everyone else has to lose.” When capitalism started out, this was not what it was about. Capitalism...

How Irma Cedeno is Finding Success by Helping Entrepreneurs Tap Into the Spanish Market

How Irma Cedeno is Finding Success by Helping Entrepreneurs Tap Into the Spanish Market

As an entrepreneur, you’re busy thinking about where that next client will come from and what your next big move will be. So, when an opportunity arises that seems as like it may only be of benefit to you, it’s sometimes difficult to seize upon it. After all, your time is precious and it’s...

Seasoned Entrepreneur Amy Vetter Shares Tips on Achieving a Work Life Balance

Seasoned Entrepreneur Amy Vetter Shares Tips on Achieving a Work Life Balance

One of my favorite things about talking to seasoned entrepreneurs like Amy Vetter is that you never really know what’s going to come out of your discussions. Take Vetter, for example. She’s a CPA who knows her stuff. In fact, she acquired the accounting bug from her grandfather who was a CPA. But it turns...

7 Business Lessons for Entrepreneurs from McDonald's and Ray Kroc

7 Business Lessons for Entrepreneurs from McDonald’s and Ray Kroc

If you are a small business owner and you want to learn about scaling, franchising and building a brand then the one business you look to as a reference, who has done this incredibly well, is McDonald's.  They are a true American business icon and success story. In a new movie, "The Founder", the...

SMART HUSTLE SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCE 2017

12th Annual Smart Hustle Small Business Conference Is Announced

The 12th Annual Smart Hustle Small Business Conference 2017, which will be taking place in New York City in October 2017, is a one-of-a-kind small business conference that brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs and small business owners - all of whom are in the daily hustle. Created by entrepreneur and best-selling author Ramon Ray,  the Smart...

Gina Alexander Shares Business Mistakes and Lessons Learned

Custom Bag Entrepreneur Shares Mistakes and Lessons Learned

Question: What do you get when you combine serendipity with hard work and dedication? Answer: A booming small business that made $1.4 million in its first year and has been growing strong ever since, for 19 amazing years. More specifically, I’m referring to my latest interview guest, Gina Alexander, an LA-based designer who has created a...

Mastering the Mind: How Business Owners Can Win the Mental Game

Mastering the Mind: How Business Owners Can Win the Mental Game

Being an entrepreneur is a challenge. Keeping your mind honed and ready can help you achieve more, even when times are tough. As an entrepreneur, I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “mind over matter.” Whether you’re a startup or seasoned business owner, the fact remains the same: the entrepreneur life is hard. There are...

Successful 12-Year Old Beverage Entrepreneur Shares Her Best Business Tips

Successful 12-Year Old Beverage Entrepreneur Shares Her Best Business Tips

Would you follow business tips from a 12-year-old? What if I told you that 12-year-old has her own company, scored a $60K investment from Daymond John on Shark Tank, landed a contract with Whole Foods, secured a multimillion dollar expanded distribution deal with United Natural Foods, and has received endless awards, honors, and publicity? Intrigued? Now that...

Boxed CEO Chieh Huang Shares Tips to Go from Garage Startup to Acquisition

Boxed CEO Chieh Huang Shares Tips to Go from Garage Startup to Acquisition

Having recently met Boxed CEO and co-founder Chieh Huang at an American Express event, I was surprised by the wealth of practical and incredibly useful knowledge he had acquired while growing his company. We briefly discussed that journey from startup to acquisition, as well as some of the mindsets and approaches he has adopted...