The Entrepreneur’s Curse: Why Passion Can Be Dangerous for the Small Business Start-up

Most of the stories we hear about entrepreneurs are epic.  Silicon Valley rock stars, massively leveraged IPO’s, black turtle-necks and dazzling technology. But the truth is much more down to earth, because for the most part it’s really about people like you. Someone with a good idea and the passion to start what is...

Marcus Lemonis Shares the 4th P in the Recipe for Business Success

Marcus Lemonis Shares the 4th P in the Recipe for Business Success

Creating a successful business is something like cooking a delicious meal. Start with fresh ideas (ingredients), create a solid business plan (prep you workspace and ingredients), and then most importantly, make sure you choose the right recipe! In the past, businessman and investor Marcus Lemonis (from CNBC’s The Profit) has shared his personal recipe for...

Why You Have to be More Than Just Good as an Entrepreneur

About once a month, I receive a phone call from someone in the food services industry, usually the owner of a restaurant, who wants to know if I can come over and fix a malfunctioning piece of equipment. It's typically in regards to a broken oven, but I’ve had calls for grills, frialators, and walk-in refrigerators...

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Powered Wheel Chair Inventor Shares His Story of Entrepreneur Success

While working in his father's business, Roland Reznik, observed the difficulty many wheel-chair using customers had in navigating around. Reznik's inventive mind started putting some designs together and he launched KD Smart Chair, a lightweight power wheelchair. This is what entrepreneurs do, they find solutions to problems. We're sharing this story, in partnership with KD Smart Chair. Approved...

Grit - Why Passion and Perseverance Are Essential For Successful Entrepreneurs

Grit – Why Passion and Perseverance Are Essential For Entrepreneur Success

I'm not a sports fan. However, I've been mesmerized at how the Cleveland Cavaliers were down 3 to 1, in the NBA Championship 2016 and Lebron James, in large part, brought them back to WIN the Championship - a feat never done before.  A major play in this comeback was the perseverance and grit of the...

How to Pursue Your Business Dreams- An Interview With Gustav Reyes

How to Pursue Your Business Dreams- An Interview With Gustav Reyes

“Be yourself, give the world what you have and people will find you.” That’s the main piece of advice from my latest interview, a chat with Gustav Reyes of Simply Wood Rings. The full audio interview is below. This is a summary of our discusion and what he shared with me. Gustav shared that when...

TouchSuite CEO Touches on 9 Key Aspects of Being an Entrepreneur

TouchSuite CEO Touches on 9 Key Aspects of Being an Entrepreneur To be a successful entrepreneur you need the right mix of passion, people, and persistence. That’s the key takeaway from a recent Smart Hustle interview with Sam Zietz, CEO and founder of TouchSuite. Sam bootstrapped his business and skyrocketed it to success as one...