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.

Business Resiliency

6 Business Resiliency Lessons to Implement Today

The current economic crunch reminds us of the importance of business resiliency. After all, it’s only the most robust businesses that can manage to withstand the pressures added by a pandemic. For Jenefeness Tucker, two Washington-based pizza shops drive this lesson home. One is no more, while the other thrives even during these hard times....

thriving business

Thriving Small Businesses Often Have This Trait, Says NetSuite Leader

What’s one trait that thriving small businesses often have? Ranga Bodla says that from interactions with countless businesses, the successful ones often have one characteristic that stands out. Ranga heads industry marketing at Oracle NetSuite. The technology giant’s arm makes a host of applications for small- and medium-sized enterprises. As such, the leader has been...

Marketing and communication during COVID-19

How to Shift Your Marketing and Communication During COVID-19

Ramon had a virtual sit-down with Gabrielle Raymond McGee, Chief Operating Officer of the Tory Burch Foundation. The theme was marketing and communication during COVID-19. Gabrielle and Ramon chatted about tips on small business branding, social media, and more on their #AskMeAnything series. The questions asked by listeners ranged from social media to eCommerce....

Taking Big Risks? Be Ready For a Big Fail.

I've been listening a lot to Guy Raz's "How I Did It" on NPR and of course these stories also echo through the Smart Hustle community. So many of thee best companies we know about and the millions of others we don't know about are led by risk takers. You and I are risk takers yes? This...

Ramon Ray Talks To 100+ University Students about Thriving as a Local Professional by Being Your Best Self

Ramon Ray Talks To 100+ University Students about Thriving as a Local Professional by Being Your Best Self

SmartHustle Podcast with Ramon Ray · Ramon Ray Talks To Amity University about Thriving as a Local Professional by Being Your Best Self   “Sure, finish school, get the degree. But remember this: what’s on that paper is so much less than who you are as a person.”  - Ramon Ray Ramon Ray is an entrepreneur, a...

Danielle Smith on Being an Artist, Entrepreneur, and Staying True to Yourself

Danielle Smith has combined her love and passion of being an artist with an entrepreneurial spirit by creating Sounbag, a quality bag that transforms to accommodate her clients needs. Her inspiration has been from music producers, deejays, sound designers & engineers; the people who lay the foundation and frequency to our favorite music.  About Sounbag Danielle...