Starting Your Business? Ramon Shared Indispensable Tips in US Chamber of Commerce’s Panel Discussion

The 9-5 grind indeed kills many people’s spirits, but entrepreneurship is not easy either. You need to overcome a host of challenges for starting your business venture and keeping it running profitably. And they say - entrepreneurship is a lonely affair. This means you have to solve your problems yourself. None is going to...

Be a Successful Entrepreneur

Can You Be a Successful Entrepreneur? (And What It Takes to Be the One)

I like Twitter more than any other social media platform. Why? This ever-popular microblogging platform has allowed me to witness many stimulating online discussions. Recently, I observed interesting conversations on 'can everyone be a successful entrepreneur' initiated by Smart Hustle Founder Ramon Ray and Shopify President Harley Finkelstein. Actually, it all began when Shopify President...

Carl Reader Boss It

Carl Reader’s New Book, Boss It. Recipe to Start, Plan and Grow Your New Business

Carl Reader's New Book "Boss It", is the recipe for success for business owners who want to control their time, income and life - as the subtitle reads. For new business owners Boss It, is a must, for seasoned business owners you'll learn something as well. Mindset in business is so important and Carl lays...

Why I Used Two Different Names When I Started My Business

Why I Used Two Different Names When I Started My Business

I was both Clyde and Devin in the early days—Clyde by day, and Devin by night—to keep my day and night worlds separate. As most entrepreneurs chasing their dreams experience, sometimes the “dream” doesn’t pay the bills right out of the gate. The small parcel shipping industry has very small margins, so when I was...

Want to Start a Business? 3 New Business Ideas

Want to Start a Business? 3 New Business Ideas

Many would-be entrepreneurs find it difficult to take that first step into starting their own business because they believe they need a million-dollar idea or considerable startup resources in order to succeed. However, starting your own business requires only an entrepreneurial spirit and the drive to put in the hard work.  If you can’t...

New Survey Reveals the Most Business-Friendly Cities and States

New Survey Reveals the Most Business Friendly Cities and States

Starting a business is more than just creating a product or service, renting space, and putting an Open sign in the window; there are also plenty of legal and governmental compliance hoops that you have to jump through. Many of these regulations are made at the city and state level, which means that cities...

3 Important Family Discussions to Have Before Starting a Business

3 Important Family Discussions to Have Before Starting a Business

At Smart Hustle, we like to focus on the entrepreneur or small business owner, but when it comes down to it, starting a business impacts the entire family. The decision to leave a traditional 9-5 with a steady income and venture out on your own has consequences for family and spousal relationships. Growing the...

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