Advice

Smart Advice is our community-driven Q&A section. Each issue we solicit our favorite reader-submitted questions and ask one of our Smart Hustle Mentors, all of which are esteemed subject matter experts. Have a question you’d like to field to the Smart Hustle Mentors? Click HERE.

Tips and Tricks You Need to Know About Selling a Business

Selling is tough work. If you're selling a house, that's also tough. Selling a business — that may be the toughest sale there is. It’s a topic not often talked about, and therefore business owners don’t always know where to turn. John Warrilow has been involved in a few startup businesses and claims that he’s...

A Quick Guide to Hiring a Business Coach [And Tips to Get Most Out of Your Coach]

Do you feel stuck growing your business? Do you struggle to maintain a work-life balance? Or do you feel overwhelming to run day-to-day business operations? If your answer to these questions is YES, then my friend, you need a business coach. From product development to customer acquisition to financial planning, there are tons of tasks...

A Conversation with Lori Greinger from Shark Tank: Ramon Hosts the Verizon Small Business Webinar Series

Ramon Ray got to host the Verizon Small Business Webinar Series with special guest Lori Greinger. You may know her as the warm-blooded shark from the Emmy-winning ABC series, Shark Tank. She's also an inventor with 120 patents and the author of the bestselling book Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! Her passion is...

She Became CEO of Her Husband’s Company and Grew it

Running a small business is one thing, and making it a success another. Ramon Ray recently talked to Nancy Vargas, who successfully pivoted her business amid COVID-19. During the interview, she shared how she started the chauffeured transportation company and what she was doing to succeed. [Tweet "They say - the road to entrepreneurial success...

Ramon’s 2020 Holiday Party: Small Business Advice from Industry Experts

Ramon hosted his 2020 holiday party with some of the best industry experts out there. If you missed the live event, don't worry! You can still take advantage of all the small business advice that was shared throughout the event. Below are some highlights from each expert interview. You can still listen to the...

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Build a Community and the Sales Will Follow: Insights on Product Development

Have you ever turned to YouTube.com to learn a new skill or how to level-up your appearance? You're not alone. Many people turn to this major video publisher to learn better techniques for everyday use. Joseph Andrew, co-founder of BluMaan.com, knew that there were men looking for better hair care products for their needs....

Save Time By Automating Your Financial Process (Interview & Bonus Tips from Bill.Com Founder)

Are you struggling to grow your business? The ongoing pandemic has hurt most small businesses. And many of these affected businesses are still finding it difficult to stay afloat. However, there are some entrepreneurs whose grit never let them give up. Ramon Ray recently interviewed René Lacerte, the founder of Bill.com - one of the nation’s...

2 Dominant Small Business Trends for 2020

Two dominant small business trends for 2020 that Mailchimp sees, according to John Foreman. Mailchimp’s chief product officer tells Ramon Ray that COVID-19 has transformed the business landscape this year. More importantly, that fact means the trends show how small business leaders are finding success amid the pandemic. John has been at Mailchimp for a while....

How AT&T is Supporting Small Businesses

Chris Donan works for AT&T Business as the VP of Business Sales. His job is to serve small, medium-sized businesses across the United States. He has the responsibility of leading and working alongside 1,300 solutions and technology specialists that work directly with small businesses. They also support their needs through the COVID-19 crisis. Small...