Fear and Lack of Confidence Were Holding Him Back – Smart Hustle interview with Ramon Ray

His doubt and fear was holding him back from starting the business he always dreamed of starting said Gary Mahbair of Brooklyn based Knockout Performance. For years Gary had been a coach to athletes, helping them perfect their kickboxing and martial arts, however what Gary really wanted to do was open up his own gym...

Silicon Valley Fitness and Nutrition Tech Founder on Family, Team Building and Persistence

Meeta Vengapally is the Founder and CEO of Garnysh, a Silicon Valley-based fitness and technology company that uses real-time data and analytics to track fitness activity and fulfill nutritional needs with a growing database of custom meal plans created by local food purveyors. If you are involved in any kind of serious exercise activity, then...

Cancer Pushed This Entrepreneur To Start Her Business

Some businesses are born out of innovation, while others are born out of necessity. AneaOno is a case of the latter. The company’s founder, Dana Donofree, recently spoke with us for our latest Smart Hustle Report. During the conversation, Donofree shared how her own experience with breast cancer led her to discover a serious gap in the...

The Birth of a Spring Roll Business. Turning Your Passion Into a Business

Sometimes you have to get tired before you can get successful — physically tired, mentally tired, emotionally tired — basically, just ready to make a major change. That was the case for TrueMan McGee, founder of Funky Fresh Spring Rolls. In his case, the change initially came in his personal life. But it eventually led to...