Tag - lifestyle

Small Business Trends CEO Talks Productivity During COVID-19

Anita Campbell of Small Business Trends was the keynote speaker at the Survive and Thrive Summit about productivity related to COVID-19. Hosted and produced by Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Media, the first two Summits were held in April and August of 2020 with the next one coming in Spring 2021. It's free, so...

Finding Your Alignment Within to Grow Your Business

https://youtu.be/U7_ODxzxZ2Y When you start to think about a business coach, most people question how will the coach help with my marketing strategy, or help manage my customer relationships better but Yvonne Dodd is no regular business coach.   My conversation with Yvonne was beyond transformational and confirmed that your life and your business are not separate entities,...

NYPD Chief Shares Core Principle to Get the Most Out of Life and Business – Smart Hustle Conference 2017

The 13th Annual Smart Hustle Small Business Conference with Seth Godin takes place on Nov 8, 2018 - https://smarthustle.com/conference.  We wanted to give you a taste of what to expect and MORE at this years conference, by recapping a little of one of last year’s presentation. In 2017, just one day after the deadly Manhattan...

From Humble Beginnings Joe Pippins' Success of The Fishing Caddy

From Humble Beginnings: Joe Pippins’ Success of The Fishing Caddy

For those of you who are fans of Steve Harvey’s Funderdome, you’ll probably know who my next interview is. For those of you who aren’t, let me introduce you to Joe Pippins, the founder of The Fishing Caddy and a recent winner of Funderdome’s $20,000 grand prize. Pippins’ story is a truly inspirational one and...

Communicating and Listening: 3 Common Listening Mistakes to Avoid

Communicating and Listening: 3 Common Listening Mistakes to Avoid

Communication skills will always be the foundation of our species and its growth. In fact, if you get all the employees in a room and ask people if the company they work for is an employee-centric company or a customer-centric company, you will typically get split answers. You could try this with a multitude...

brand archetypes

The 12 Brand Archetypes: Which One Are You?

We all want a loyal following. We’re constantly looking for that magical marketing plan that will connect us to our audience and make our product an irreplaceable part of their life. What we don’t often realize is that connections are relationships. If you aren’t clear about who you are, no one is going to...

building the community

Why Startups Should Get Involved in Building the Community

Why are you in the community you are in? Is it because your target demographic consumers are in surrounding neighborhoods, cheap rent, because you like the culture, or grew up in the town? Whatever your reason for choosing the location of your startup, you’re a part of a community of people connected by location, and...

How Entrepreneur Bedros Keuilian Used the Immigrant Edge to Build His Successful Franchise Business

Every entrepreneur has a story about where they got their hustle from. Bedros Keuilian’s story is not the typical journey you’d expect from the owner of an Inc. 5000 franchise, and that’s exactly why I want to share it with you today. Defining the Immigrant Edge Bedros Keuilian’s family immigrated here back in 1980 in order...

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...

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...