Tag - entrepreneurship

3 Fears That Hold Entrepreneurs Back

A lot of people wish for the flexibility and potential financial freedom that come with owning a business of their own. Yet with the promises entrepreneurship holds, it’s still tough to take that leap of faith and commit to putting in the effort it takes to launch, grow and maintain a business. People often...

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...

The Journey with Rennie: How the NFL Developed an Entrepreneur

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5bPcU7rslA If anyone knows anything about the University of Georgia, you know that the SEC is a big deal and we take football very seriously. When I met Rennie he was the linebacker for UGA and he was becoming a household name, being featured on billboards and regular appearances on ESPN. But of course Rennie’s...

7 Tips For Getting Your Small Business Off The Ground

As you take your first steps towards getting your dream off the ground, there are several questions you should ask yourself. Is your idea easy to pitch with a clear way to show return on investment? Have you identified who will want to use your product or service? Is your solution innovative or a...

The Journey with Spendefy: The Pros & Cons of Having a Business Partner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObR2mQ6ZJQ4 Are you in search of business partner? Or wondering how do you find the right co-founder to grow your business with? Then you're in the right place. Antwon Davis and Eldredge Washington are co-founders of Spendefy – a tech company with a digital platform that makes it easier to find black-owned businesses in your city. The idea behind...

Find Your Niche. If You Sell to Everyone, You Sell to NO One

Every entrepreneur should find their niche ASAP!  This can be tricky.  As the market evolves and consumer demands change, finding where you belong can be a complicated task.  But let me first explain why a niche is important to a Smart Hustler. A niche is where you differentiate yourself, define your lane and articulate the...

Allen Gutierrez Talks Small Business Administration and the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Allen Gutierrez Talks the Small Business Administration and the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Every successful entrepreneur’s story includes a shout-out to someone or something that helped them along the way. If you’re just starting out and aren’t sure where to look for guidance or support as you work to grow your business, or whether you're looking to breathe new life into your vision, the U.S. Small Business...

33 Under 33 Awards Showcase the Best in New Startups

If you are an entrepreneur doing business in New York City, then chances are you’ve heard of StrtupBoost. Founded in 2014 by Jason Malki, the organization has hosted scores of events designed to bring together all the different players in the NYC startup community. Jason describes StrtupBoost as “an ecosystem” comprised of mixers, panel...

3 Business Lessons I Learned After Knocking on Doors for Seven Years

3 Business Lessons I Learned After Knocking on Doors for Seven Years

I quit college to sell products door-to-door. I know it sounds crazy, it probably was. After a half dozen successful years selling consumer telecommunication products, I ended up losing all I had earned when “dabbling” in real estate and investing in another side business took a turn for the worst in 2007. I soon...

online talent platforms

How Online Talent Platforms Are Changing the Way We Do Business

Over the past decade, there has been an enormous shift in the jobs landscape, with more and more people choosing to enter what we now call the gig economy. Freelancing has become highly desirable among professionals looking for more autonomy and flexibility in their work lives, while individuals looking to hire skilled professionals for...