Hannah's Journey - Hannah Perry and Ramon Ray

Plan for Uncertainty. Have a Backup Plan. Hannah’s Journey

Welcome to "Hannah's Journey", an ongoing discussion with Hanna Perry, owner of the Giggling Pig Art and Party Studio. Hannah and Ramon unpack her week-to-week journey of growth - customers, marketing, leadership, hiring, franchise, leadership and so much more. See the past episodes at smarthustle.com/hannah She's turned her love for teaching and art into a successful...

Strategic Technology

Why Strategic IT Should be at the Top of Every Executive’s Priority List

By Julia Deien, Microsoft Certified Professional and Jason Gotway, VSP5, VMTSP, VCP550 In 2020, 70% of United States employees worked remotely, teams and customers relied on virtual tools to communicate, and a dispersed workforce led to additional concerns about cybersecurity. The result has been not only an increased use of technology, but also a heightened awareness...

Technology investments

5 Worthy Tech Investments for Your Businesses

by Catherine Mitchell, VP of Product Development & Management at Cox Business Many small businesses’ efforts to adopt cutting-edge technology were on a slow trickle until the pandemic hit in first quarter 2020. However, COVID-19 opened the floodgates for companies adopting technological solutions that would help them survive tough times and set them up for...

How to succeed in business

How To Succeed in Business. 8 Ways We Did It.

There are many different paths to success and many different definitions of how to succeed in business. For some, success means spending more time with their families. For others, it's making a billion-dollar exit of their business. No matter what your definition of success is, some of the ingredients of success will be the same. Guy Raz's book...

scale your business

Building Your Scalable Business. Thryv Exec’s Insights for Success

What’s your small business operating system? If that question leaves you stumped, you might want to think about whether you’re really running your business, or whether your business is running you. Most small business owners started their business to gain more freedom, yet they find themselves working harder than ever– with less freedom. If that sounds like...

He Started 7 Businesses from Scratch – Catch David Mammano Live at Survive and Thrive Summit (Spring) 2021

Running a successful small business is a tough job. And most often, it is more challenging than doing a full-time job. As a business owner, you have to spread the word for your business, scale it up, outsmart your competitors, and whatnot. Without having the latest tools and growth strategies, it will be an...

Kate Bradley Chernis

She’s Building a Powerhouse Social Media Company – Join Kate Live – Survive and Thrive Summit

Most business owners are optimistic about the ongoing year despite the many challenges they faced last year. In fact, 73% of business owners are thinking positively about 2021. What about you? Is your business ready to grow in 2021? Do you know the right tools and strategies to take your business to the next level...

Magic Johnson

How Magic Johnson’s Keys to Success Can be Applied to Your Business

When Earvin “Magic” Johnson retired after a Hall of Fame career in basketball, he did not in any way actually retire. He grew his company, Magic Johnson Enterprises, into a billion dollar  investment company that provides high-quality products and services that focus primarily on ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities. QuickBooks EVP & GM Alex...

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