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...

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...

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...

business partnerships

Put Yourself Ahead of The Competition in ANY Industry

Entrepreneurship today has become more volatile, ramping up competition more than ever before. Industries are changing rapidly, technology is advancing, and social and political change is affecting much of the way we do business. Long story short – tectonic plates are shifting. So, what does an entrepreneur or management team need to focus on...

business partnerships

The Highs and Lows of Business Partnerships

In life, we were meant to live and operate in conjunction with others just like we do in business partnerships. While being a ‘Lone Wolf’ works for some people it is not necessarily a natural instinct, especially on the journey of business where we are faced with obstacles and challenges on the bumpy roller...

Which Business Structure is Best For You?

Which Business Structure is Best For You?

Before you start a business, the first thing to consider is the business structure. To know which is best for your business, we will be discussing some of the facts about business structures. What is a Business Structure? A business structure is the blueprint of your business with regard to the ownership, profit sharing, and liability...

NFL Player to Entrepreneur How One Pro Athlete Made the Jump

NFL Player to Entrepreneur: How One Pro Athlete Made the Jump

On the field, training and hustle launched Sean Dykes’ professional football career. After the kickoff, an executed game plan made the difference between a win and loss. Today, Dykes is using those very same qualities; training, hustle, and execution, but on a different playing field; being an entrepreneur. Dykes, who was affiliated with teams such...

5 Tips Every Small Business Owner Should Know

5 Tips Every Small Business Owner Should Know About Success

Now that there are companies dedicated to helping entrepreneurs create e-commerce stores, running an online business has never been so simple. Despite this fact, there are still countless obstacles to overcome to run a successful online business. No matter how stunning your website is and how amazing your products are, it isn’t always easy...

11th Annual Smart Hustle Small Business Conference Launches October 20th - NYC

11th Annual Smart Hustle Small Business Conference Launches October 20th – NYC

Learn, Share and Network with Successful Small Business Owners Ramon Ray, entrepreneur, bestselling author, and editor of Smart Hustle Magazine, continues his mission to help small business owners grow by announcing the 11th Annual Smart Hustle Small Business Conference. The conference will take place on October 20, 2016 from 8am to 4pm in Midtown Manhattan. Over...

Why Every Small Business Owner Needs an Accountability Partner

Why Every Small Business Owner Needs an Accountability Partner

Consider this saying: “Where your time and efforts go, so too goes your company.” Although simple, it is a critical success factor for operating a thriving business. This is a particularly relevant guiding principle, especially since we’re pulled in multiple directions. Have you ever sat down in the evening and wondered “where has the day gone?”...