Tag - small business

How to Grow Your Business to $60,000 a Month

https://youtu.be/GMkXeQpGN2s     I came across Gamal’s story months ago on how he was able to start his beard oil company, Fresh Heritage, and within 90 days grew his revenue to over $60,000 a month. Of course, I was impressed and had to share with you his step by step process on exactly how he was able...

How to be Happy and Fulfilled in a Disruptive World: Notes from James Arthur Ray

James Arthur Ray, one of the world’s foremost leadership and performance advisors, sat down with Ramon to talk about leadership, failure and how to attain happiness in a culture of disruption. James co-authored and featured in the film documentary “The Secret,” a ground-breaking feature-length film, and New York Times bestseller. He is also author...

From Penniless to the NYSE: Successful Entrepreneurship from President of the National Entrepreneur Center

Jerry Ross, president of the National Entrepreneur Center (NEC), is a serial entrepreneur who wants to help....everyone. Under his leadership, the Orlando, FL based organization has coordinated the efforts of 14 non-profits who support business, under one roof, to provide face-to-face coaching and training to over 15k entrepreneurs annually. How does an organization with only...

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...

Attracting, Retaining and Motivating Employees: Insights from the Small Business Index with Jessica Moser of MetLife

Jessica Moser, senior vice president, Small Business Solutions at MetLife sat down with me to discuss the results of the Small Business Index. This is a survey done in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and focuses on the small business economy. I asked Jessica to share her insights into: Why small businesses are...

The Journey with Nick: How to Make Lemonade Out Of Lemons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOXajBGReeg Key Takeaways: Whatever life throws at you, make lemonade out of lemons Consider businesses with low barriers to entry Product diversity is key especially in seasonal businesses There is no way around the hard work, you have to put the time in Allow your vision and purpose guide your business decisions I...

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...

5 Ways to Improve Communication with Customers

If providing excellent communication isn’t always at the forefront of your mind, as a small business owner, it should be. Strong customer communication builds strong relationships. It’s a crucial key to success for every business. Take a look at these five strategies you can implement to improve your communication with customers today. 1. Make communication a...

The Journey with Spendefy: The Pros & Cons of Having a Business Partner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObR2mQ6ZJQ4 Are you in search of business partner? Or wondering how do you find the right co-founder to grow your business with? Then you're in the right place. Antwon Davis and Eldredge Washington are co-founders of Spendefy – a tech company with a digital platform that makes it easier to find black-owned businesses in your city. The idea behind...

Wicked Good Cupcakes Steady Is Their Key To Success

Scaling a business isn’t easy. But the founders of Wicked Good Cupcakes were able to do it fairly successfully, thanks to a little help from Shark Tank and some good old fashioned business savvy. Founders Tracey Noonan and Dani Vilagie recently spoke with Small Business Trends as part of our exclusive Smart Hustle Report. During the conversation,...