Your $5,000 Pitch On Clubhouse
Pitch your business for a chance to win BIG.
Get advice from experts in marketing, sales, productivity, finance and small business growth!
Every week, for four weeks, join SmartHustle.com founder, Ramon Ray and his team of advisors as they hear pitches from business owners who are vying to get up to $5,000 in cash and prizes to grow their business.
Business owners apply to be in season one, to pitch their business. 10 – 15 business owners will be selected.
Each week, 1 or more business owners will be eliminated. The rest will advance to the next round.
In the grand finale round, ONE business owner and possible runner-ups will be selected to win up to $5,000 in cash and prizes.
Sponsored by Truly Financial, a new bank, built from the ground up, for small business owners.
The pitch takes place on Clubhouse, the social audio app.
UP TO $5,000
Business owners are eligible to receive UP TO $5,000 in cash and prizes based on their need that will most impact their business, as decided by the judges and Ramon.
Be a resident of the US
Be at least 18 years of age or older
Own a small business that has been in operation for at least one year
Annual revenue of over $100,000 and less than $500,000
Contestant Pitches Should Include
Who are you? What’s the short story of your journey to where you are today?
About your business. Who do you serve? What challenges do you solve for them?
About your challenges and success – what are the successes you’ve had in your business and what are the challenges you face?
What will you use the money for, if you win up to $5,000?
What’s your revenue range? THIS IS CONFIDENTIAL and NOT PUBLIC
Contestant Pitch Overview
Business owners apply to pitch their business in the Smart Hustle Makeover.
Apply via a form and submit a video or audio file and answer a questionnaire
15 (or more) applicants are selected for season one of Smart Hustle Makeover. Those not selected for season one will automatically be eligible for future seasons.
Business owners receive detailed instructions about the contest, including – how to pitch, how to use Clubhouse, the run of show and other details
The Grand Finale
In the grand finale round, all the business owners who are selected for the grand finale, over the last 4 weeks/episodes, come together to pitch their businesses to win.
This will be a around 5 business owners, who have pitched in the previous rounds and been selected to move forward in the grand finale round.
One business owner will be selected to win the grand finale prize
What is Clubhouse?
The contest takes place, live, on Clubhouse. A relatively new social audio app. You can download the app to your Android or iOS phone. Before pitching your business, please be familiar with Clubhouse. It's easy to use. Mute, unmute, stage, audience, chat and share.
Ramon's Advisors - Your Judges
Ramon Ray, Show Host
Ramon is the founder of SmartHustle.com and author of “Celebrity CEO” and “Grow Your Solo”. He’s started four small businesses and sold two of them. Read more about Ramon at www.RamonRay.com
Real Estate and Media and Marketing Expert
Justin Konikow, one of the owners of Prime Real Estate Brokerage and Prime Media Productions, covers all things sales, marketing, media, content production, and how to build a business.
#1 Direct Response Social Media Marketer in the World
Kim is the founder of Powerful Professionals, a business coaching and education company. She went from 32 clients to over 11,000 in less than a year and was recently named #475 in the Inc 5000 and is an MBA-free self-made millionaire. Named “a must to read by those in business” by Forbes Magazine, she is the best-selling author of multiple books.
Real Estate and Sales Expert
Over the past 34 years, he has worked as a salesperson in numerous industries and depended primarily on the phone to make sales.
Giggling Pig Art and Party Studio
Hannah has won three Stevie® Awards making The Giggling Pig an award winning Art Studio. In 2017 she was the Gold Winner for Female Entrepreneur of the Year! In 2016 she took home 2 Silver awards — Female Entrepreneur of the Year and Maverick of the Year. Hannah was also recognized byThe Fairfield County Business Journal as one of the 40 Under Forty 2018 Winners, who were rising stars in Fairfield County
Breakfast with Champions
Glenn Lundy is the father of 8 children and husband of 1 wife. He’s a business owner, motivational speaker and founder of Breakfast with Champions, the fastest growing and one of the largest clubs on Clubhouse. He’s the owner of the 800% Club, for auto dealers.
Mike “C-Roc” Ciorrocco is the Co-Founder of the innovative tech platform blooprinted, the powerhouse behind the “What Are You Made Of?” podcast, and the best-selling author of ROCKET FUEL Convert Setbacks. Become Unstoppable.
Perfect Pitches by Precious
Precious L. Williams is a 13-time national elevator pitch champion. She has also been been featured on “Shark Tank,” CNN, WSJ, Forbes Magazine, Black Enterprise Magazine, Essence Magazine, the movie “LEAP.” Her current clients include Microsoft, LinkedIn, Google, eBay, and more!
All State Insurance
Christina Shaw is a podcaster, thought leader and owner of an All State Insurance agency in New York. Mother to amazing little girls, Christina is a master networker and proud member of Adrian’s Network and other organizations.