Nadia James is a phenomenal young entrepreneur who left a great position at LinkedIn to follow her own entrepreneurial dreams. Join us as Nadia takes us through the start-up process of her digital marketing firm Griot Digital. Learn how Nadia uses her marketing skill and experience to help clients such as Rutgers University, Practice Unite and others with content marketing and brand storytelling. A must listen for entrepreneurs.
Roc-A-Fella Records Founder Damon Dash Discusses Being The Boss On The Breakfast Club Radio Show. Damon Dash was interviewed recently on the Breakfast Club radio show and made some strong comments about entrepreneurship; like “calling another man boss is like calling someone daddy”. In this episode we will listen to and discuss some Damon Dash’s philosophy about being a successful entrepreneur. This is an episode you don’t want to miss.
Gain More Followers: Instagram users who are interested in a specific niche are always looking for more content that is related to it. Using the right Instagram hashtags is one of the best ways to gain a higher following on Instagram. It extends your reach, enabling your content to be discovered by more people. If they stumble across your account through Instagram hashtags and they find that you’re posting content that is relevant to them, they’re likely to follow your account. This is a great situation for any ecommerce entrepreneur, as you’ll be able to promote your products and your brand to users who are already engaged.
You won't wait years to turn a profit. So someone gave you a bunch of money and told you to go build your business -- cool, but that doesn't mean you’re profitable. When you work for yourself, your overhead is limited. Salaries, office space, benefits? That’s all on you. I started my most recent business with less than $500 and it took me three sales to become profitable. Most startups are lucky to be profitable after three years!
As I’ve built my career coaching business, I’ve spent a bit of time thinking about brand. No, brand isn’t a dirty word. And yes, I’ve thought about how to build my own personal brand. I thought about it back when I launched my career coaching business and more recently when I opened my new ghostwriting and copywriting house, which supports influencers and companies with their content creation.
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22 Reasons Why Black Businesses Fail". Join us as Jay reviews a report written by Dr. Brooks B. Robinson titled "22 Reasons Why Black Businesses Fail". Dr. Robinson has identified 11 structural, 6 cultural, and 5 psychological reasons our business tend to fail. Learn how to identify and overcome these 22 reasons. This is a must listen for all Black entrepreneurs.
Join us as Black Entrepreneur Blueprint host Jay Jones gives you the 12 Keys to Building A Successful Business. Jay expounds on key areas that will help you launch, build, and grow a successful business. Jay will delve into topics such as the power of positioning, the 5 M’s of marketing, and the importance of understanding the critical numbers of your business, and more. Jay will also answer some listener questions and give them his sound advice.

When faced with a problem, there are often various ways you can look at it, but as Henry David Thoreau notes, the perspective that you look at the problem doesn’t matter as much as what you see when you look at it. This poster by Tang Yau Hoong cleverly punctuates Thoreau’s words by creating an imaginative scene that illustrates the difference between looking and seeing in an unconventional but very effective way. Look a little deeper and who knows what you’ll find.

Social entrepreneurship is the use of the by start up companies and other entrepreneurs to develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues.[51] This concept may be applied to a variety of organizations with different sizes, aims, and beliefs.[52] For-profit entrepreneurs typically measure performance using business metrics like profit, revenues and increases in stock prices, but social entrepreneurs are either non-profits or blend for-profit goals with generating a positive "return to society" and therefore must use different metrics. Social entrepreneurship typically attempts to further broad social, cultural, and environmental goals often associated with the voluntary sector[53] in areas such as poverty alleviation, health care and community development. At times, profit-making social enterprises may be established to support the social or cultural goals of the organization but not as an end in itself. For example, an organization that aims to provide housing and employment to the homeless may operate a restaurant, both to raise money and to provide employment for the homeless people.

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Learn how to blast through every roadblock keeping you from achieving your goals. From "not enough money" to "lack of connections" to "not enough time" to "I just can't seem to do it," Serve No Master takes laser aim at all the excuses and breaks the process down into small, simple steps that anyone can take to become wealthier, better connected, more talented, and more free.
Many of us are living an empty life void of fulfillment simply because we have not chosen to become great. Are you tired of just getting by? Do you want more for yourself and your family? Learn the steps to become great in your entrepreneurial journey and in life. If you are tired of being in the same position; take the steps to change your life today. 
Both the daily and weekly papers will have special sections (holiday, home improvement, landscaping and so on) throughout the year, and you should ask when something appropriate for your business is scheduled. Your sales representatives should also contact you to let you know what's in the works. It's a good idea to place ads in these special sections even if you're not regularly in the publications--your competitors will. The good news is, many times these special sections carry a less expensive rate, or automatically runs your ad in all papers, in all sections, and sometimes even offer free color printing, which is a fabulous perk.
The American-born British economist Edith Penrose has highlighted the collective nature of entrepreneurship. She mentions that in modern organizations, human resources need to be combined in order to better capture and create business opportunities.[41] The sociologist Paul DiMaggio (1988:14) has expanded this view to say that "new institutions arise when organized actors with sufficient resources [institutional entrepreneurs] see in them an opportunity to realize interests that they value highly".[42] The notion has been widely applied.[43][44][45][46]
Juggling a full-time job and being an entrepreneur is not an easy task. Tee Alford has mastered this art and built Funky People, LLC from the ground up; one happy customer at a time. Join us as Tee Alford takes us on his entrepreneurial journey from being a DJ and transforming his love of music and entertainment into a thriving multi-dimensional business all while keeping his corporate job.
Join Jay as he reveals 14 sure fire signs that will let you know that you need to seriously think about leaving your job and starting your business full-time. Do you truly desire more for your life than you are currently experiencing? Are you already generating revenue from your side business? Are you ready to scale your side business but just don't have the time? These are several of the key signs that you may be ready to make that full-time leap into entrepreneurship. A must listen for entrepreneurs
The calendar says we are near the holiday season.   Retailers have begun displaying festive decorations and promoting sales for holiday gift giving.  But this can be the opposite of ‘the most wonderful time of the year,’ for many of us since we have to look forward to dealing with people who are negative and just rub us the wrong way. This group of people can be described at the ‘sandpaper people’ who are abrasive and rough in their treatment of you and others.
John Barfield is an extraordinary man who rose from meager beginnings to owning a two-billion-dollar company named the Bartech Group. Join us as Mr. Barfield discusses his rise as the son of an Alabama sharecropper, to the owner of a successful cleaning business, and the birth of the Bartech Group. A must listen for all entrepreneurs.
Join us as the legendary Master P gives us 9 laws of success. Master P rose from the projects of New Orleans to build No Limit Records and parlayed that success into a 350-Million-dollar enterprise, P Miller Enterprises. Master P has interests in many different industries including movies, television, and just recently the technology space. A must listen. Visit Master P’s Facebook page at
A giveaway is an excellent way to grow your mailing list, get new followers, increase community engagement, raise brand awareness or connect with local businesses and like-minded people. Before you start working on a giveaway idea, though, make sure you pick one goal and stick to it! Like with every promotional campaign, the success of a giveaway depends on how thorough your plan is. For a contest to run smoothly, you need to consider things like finding the right theme and hashtags, deciding on an attractive prize, monitoring participant entries, promoting the contest and finally, picking out the winner. Giving away great stuff for free has never let anyone down.

Obtain any needed paperwork, permits, and licenses to set up your business structure and legally form your business. If you plan to be a traveling lifestyle entrepreneur, you need to pick a place to call home. Even if you don’t live there for most of the year, you need a place of residency that will be listed on all your business docs. If you’re an expat or want to live abroad, talk to a lawyer or accountant for advice on setting up a residency outside of your current country. You’ll also need to consider banking and other financial details if you’ll be moving out of the country or traveling.
Then Kristin's mother experimented by giving her hemp-based CBD and everything changed. After two weeks, Kristin not only felt better, but her hair began to grow back. "I haven't had a fever since March, which is absolutely incredible. I had been getting very high fevers that would last for 4 to 7 days every three weeks or so. The day I saw my hair growing back I will never forget. I want to bottle that feeling up and give it to everyone -- give everyone hope," says Kristin “I solely credit CBD for bringing my hair -- and my hope -- back to my life."
Aussi moderne paraisse le concept, le lifestyle entrepreneurship n’est pas une pratique neuve. Ce qui est novateur, c’est que la pratique, autrefois cantonnée à certains métiers (moniteur de ski, spécialistes médicaux), à certains types de personne (le consultant épris de liberté et d’évasion, le couple qui « plaque » tout et crée une activité de chambres d’hôtes dans un lieu plus ou moins paradisiaque), elle tend à se diffuser et véhicule un nouveau rapport au travail qui repose, selon moi, sur trois constats :

Grunt Style has sold nearly $100 million worth of products over the last 3 years and has 300 employees and over 2 million social media followers. The brand has spawned several sub-brands such as Grunt Style Motorsports, Grunt Style Outdoors, Grunt Style Fitness, and an Instagram group “Girls Gone Grunt.” And Grunt Style isn't just about T-shirts, hats, and jeans. Grunt Style also runs a survival and adventure-themed subscription box service called Alpha Outpost and is launching a new fitness app, called Grunt Fit.

Il existe mille et une manières de réussir à partir de rien ou presque.  La multiplication et la diversification des cours en ligne, des livres audio ou autres contenus sont, pour celles et ceux qui le veulent, une aide précieuse pour réussir sans sortir de son lit. Mais les méthodes éprouvées à base de papier et crayon, de méditation et de réflexion sont la base stratégique de certaines grandes entrepreneures.  Que vous puissiez vous permettre d’avoir un coach personnel ou non, prendre des habitudes quotidiennes qui vous aideront à réussir est la portée de tous.

At Lunar we are fortunate enough to have a wonderful team of talented, brilliant women. Many of our seamstresses have been part of our little Lunar family for well over 10 years. They are truly masters of their craft and their skill and wisdom is testament to many years of experience. We are lucky to have them and to be able to learn from their knowledge.
Motivating an indie artist is really about education. We help them understand that they can achieve their goals if they apply a small set of best practices. We focus on how we understand their desire to be creative and to not be distracted from that, and [at the same time we] convince them that this is the direction the industry is headed, and if they want to keep up, they're going to have to be able to engage with technology.
Without Dr. T.R.M. Howard (1908–1976), we probably would never have heard of civil rights icons such as Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, and, quite possibly, Rosa Parks. Howard was either a mentor or inspirer to all of them. Long before Martin Luther King Jr. rose to prominence, he created a mass movement in the Mississippi Delta which featured mass rallies, campaigns against police brutality and disfranchisement, and successful boycotts.
Tristan Walker is the founder of Walker & Company which produces a shaving system for men of color. Tristan was raised in the projects of Queens, NY and later attended a boarding school in Connecticut that showed him how the other half lived. Tristan went on to get his MBA from Stanford and worked on Wall street and at a venture capital firm before starting his company and raising 24 million dollars. Join Tristan as he discusses his top 10 rules for Success. A must listen for all entrepreneurs.

Ofunne Amaka started Cocoa Swatches, an app and Instagram account that showcases the latest makeup swatches on underrepresented complexions “after a number of disappointing purchases, where I ultimately guessed completely wrong about how a product would look on me,” she says. For many, this is an incredibly frustrating and easy mistake for women with deeper complexions. She credits social media with helping her foster a community that didn’t exist before and allowing her to positively contribute.

According to Shane and Venkataraman, entrepreneurship comprises both "enterprising individuals" and "entrepreneurial opportunities", so researchers should study the nature of the individuals who identify opportunities when others do not, the opportunities themselves and the nexus between individuals and opportunities.[83] On the other hand, Reynolds et al.[84] argue that individuals are motivated to engage in entrepreneurial endeavors driven mainly by necessity or opportunity, that is individuals pursue entrepreneurship primarily owing to survival needs, or because they identify business opportunities that satisfy their need for achievement. For example, higher economic inequality tends to increase entrepreneurship rates at the individual level, suggesting that most entrepreneurial behavior is based on necessity rather than opportunity.[85]
John is currently working on his up and coming product launch of Podcasters' Paradise. It's the #1 community for beginner, intermediate and expert podcasters who want to create, grow and monetize their podcast. I'm joining just in time for the launch, and if you are starting a podcast or want to take your current show to the next level, I suggest you do the same and sign up when it launches.
Hey, thanks for the post. I’m trying to make the shift from business owner with office/team members to lifestyle entrepreneur and its tough. I seem to end up back at overworked and over stretched every few months. Although I work in social media marketing I can’t seem to apply the tools I understand to create an effective automated online business. I’m definitely making some of the above mistakes but I have realised my real issue is around a) mindset I.e I have to work very hard to be successful b) in contrast to one of your points but relevant to another. Spending way too much money on too many tools/products all at the same time that are beyond my needs. CRM/Autoresponder/course sites etc/information products. I’ve decided to strip it back and start with one thing at a time And build the new business slowly. Thanks, Sarah

Brainstorm income ideas that fit your passions. There are essentially three ways to make money: 1. Sell your skill, 2. Sell stuff, or 3. Sell information. Using your list of passions, come up with business ideas that involve making money from it. If you love gardening, some ideas to make money can include a landscaping business, selling gardening tools, or selling a course on gardening. Not all your passions will have ideas in all three forms of making money, but most should have several options.
Byron Allen started out as a comedian and TV producer to owning an entertainment studio, 40 television shows, 7 cable networks, A movie distribution company that deals directly with the movie theaters and is the President of the National Association of African-American Owned Media. Join us as we listen to an interview with Black Billionaire, Byron Allen. This is a must listen
All companies large or small need to learn how to create successful sales funnels to attract and drive prospective customers through their marketing campaign and transform the prospects into customers. Learn how Jay creates and sets up his most successful funnels. Jay also discusses the future of online marketing using "Native" advertising. A must listen.

“Fame is fleeting, and those who during their lifetime attain the debatable benefits of public acclaim will often, upon their death, have their memory entombed with them. Such is the case with T.R.M. Howard, who for a time was one of America’s most widely known, colorful, and respected civil rights pioneers. The husband and wife team of David and Linda Beito have labored nearly a decade to write a biography, T.R.M. Howard, in hopes that they can raise the man’s memory from the grave. The book was worth the wait. Well-written and deeply researched, the authors immerse the reader into Dr. Howard’s world, one that crossed paths with a litany of American greats such as MLK, Jesse Jackson, Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, and Jesse Owens. Four days after seeing Dr. Howard give an impassioned speech at MLK’s Baptist Church, Rosa Parks took her famous stand against Jim Crow. She insisted that it was the thought of Emmett Till, who’s lynching was the subject of Dr. Howard’s speech, which spurred her to refuse to give up her bus seat. . . . Throughout the book, Mr. and Mrs. Beito do a sparkling job bringing to life Dr. Howard, his energy, his flamboyance and his personal bravery in battling to establish the rule of law in the South. But that is not all that recommends this work. . . . I have rarely put a book down so I could rise out of my seat and give it a standing ovation, but after that passage I couldn’t help myself. . . . By bringing the man so clearly into focus, warts and all, this finely written, incredibly important biography will do more to push Dr. Howard further into the background than to earn him the recognition he so richly deserves. Dr. Howard will remain largely forgotten, despite, and ironically because of, this spirited and engaging biography.”
From brilliant companies to inspiring leaders, Entrepreneur magazine profiles the best in the business world. Learn the tips and tricks of people who have already achieved success, and get inspired to try new things in your own business endeavors. Individual issues also profile specific groups, such as female business leaders and young entrepreneurs, offering insights into the challenges that such individuals will likely face.
Many entrepreneurs create their business with no regard to the lifestyle that they want. Their main focus is usually on making money, not making a lifestyle. Jay Jones knows all about creating a business that he eventually despised because it consumed all of his time and energy, leaving very little left for his family and the lifestyle he wanted. Join us as Jay gives us 18 Steps To Creating A Business Around Your Lifestyle. This is a must listen for all current and prospective entrepreneurs.

Both the daily and weekly papers will have special sections (holiday, home improvement, landscaping and so on) throughout the year, and you should ask when something appropriate for your business is scheduled. Your sales representatives should also contact you to let you know what's in the works. It's a good idea to place ads in these special sections even if you're not regularly in the publications--your competitors will. The good news is, many times these special sections carry a less expensive rate, or automatically runs your ad in all papers, in all sections, and sometimes even offer free color printing, which is a fabulous perk.

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Coming from the hustle master (and guru of teaching people how to drive traffic to your website), Gary Vaynerchuk, this motivational quote is a solid reminder that your success in business will never be a function of just one character trait—cultivate a balance of confidence, drive, and prepare yourself to seize every opportunity that comes your way.

She says that she has some concerns that "we may get some push-back from larger businesses who may consider us a threat as we grow, but overall, I have been overwhelmed by the support." Since announcing their launch, Kristin says, " I’ve had so many companies reach out and DM us asking if we need any help. They are telling us that they are proud that we are building a new brand in this space, and at such a young age. Some may feel that we don’t know what we are talking about because of our youth and inexperience, but we are surrounded by many experts in this market who have tremendous knowledge and understanding of CBD and hemp. In many ways, I think we are teaching the adults around us as much as they are educating us.”
Dr. Dennis Kimbro is a world renowned author, speaker, and educator. He is the author of the best selling book titled "Think and Grow Rich - A Black Choice". Dr. Kimbro has taken his Black welath doctorine throughout the entire world. His newest book is titled "The Wealth Choice - Success Secrets of Black Millionaires". In this episode Dr. Kimbro discusses his entrepreneurial journey and gives you the keys to entrepreneurial success and the importance of Black business ownership.
As I’ve built my career coaching business, I’ve spent a bit of time thinking about brand. No, brand isn’t a dirty word. And yes, I’ve thought about how to build my own personal brand. I thought about it back when I launched my career coaching business and more recently when I opened my new ghostwriting and copywriting house, which supports influencers and companies with their content creation.
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The term "millennial entrepreneur" refers to a business owner who is affiliated with the generation that was brought up using digital technology and mass media—the products of Baby Boomers, those people born during the 1980s and early 1990s. Also known as Generation Y, these business owners are well equipped with knowledge of new technology and new business models and have a strong grasp of its business applications. There have been many breakthrough businesses that have come from millennial entrepreneurs such as Mark Zuckerberg, who created Facebook.[73] Despite the expectation of millennial success, there have been recent studies that have proven this to not be the case. The comparison between millennials who are self-employed and those who are not self-employed shows that the latter is higher. The reason for this is because they have grown up in a different generation and attitude than their elders. Some of the barriers to entry for entrepreneurs are the economy, debt from schooling and the challenges of regulatory compliance.[74]
"A personal brand requires so much of you, and your love, and your passion. A product or service that's not related just to you and is something you can build a team and could be sold, is completely different," she explained. Loving to travel does not a business make. Do you love taking photos, writing every single day, responding to comments, editing your website, creating behind the scenes videos, etc.?

Awesome who’s who list of the hottest lifestyle entrepreneurs, thank you Navid! Anyone wanting to start a side business to generate a new income stream to raise their income will be well served with this article and learning more about any one of them at the website AND being active within their community by listening to their podcasts, reading and commenting on their blogs, social media, etc. Learning from them like a sponge will be ever so empowering!