I’ve been blessed to get wonderful PR for my business the last few years, and people always ask me how I do it. Yet they are underwhelmed when I tell them it’s just luck and hustle. I recently had the privilege to contribute to an article in Inc. Magazine, and thought I’d share how that… Continue reading How Luck and Hustle Got Me Mentioned in Inc. Magazine
Everyone is über busy and if you want something from people for your business, it’s best to let them respond to you at their convenience-and the best way to do this is email. And if you don’t know the person from whom you need help, knowing how to send cold emails is very important. Yesterday… Continue reading No One Cares What You Want
Everyone loves an underdog. Why? Because we secretly want them to become the top dog. This is true in business, too, which is why shows like Shark Tank and The Profit are so popular. I’m excited to share with you a podcast interview I did with Nikki and Trey Lewis, the husband and wife duo… Continue reading Hustling To Go From Underdog To Top Dog
If you read this blog regularly, you know I’m always trying new things to get traction for my business. And if you’re an entrepreneur, you know if you try ten new things only one or two of them will work. This is not my current idea but a couple of months ago, I decided to… Continue reading Why I’m Using Groupon To Grow My Business
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know I share both the good and the “bad” of my entrepreneurial journey. Anyone grinding out there knows too well the feeling of defeat. But if you’ve been consistently grinding, you also know sometimes situations that seem bad at first have a way of coming back… Continue reading Entrepreneurs: Sometimes When You Lose, You Win (part 2)
If you like ambiguity, you’ll love my answer to the question, does your startup need a PR agency? Do you need to see how a PR agency could help before committing to using one? Ready for it? Here it is: I don’t know. Really, I can’t say for certain what is right for you. I… Continue reading Does your startup need a PR agency?
Here’s what I know for sure: luck and hustle matter. This is a perfect time to bust out my fave graphic. 🙂 Unlike the question of the chicken and the egg, the matter of which comes first is solved for me, as it relates to luck and hustle.
Last week I was fortunate enough to raise $100,00 for my business. I’ve known I needed more cash since March of 2014, but as with most things in life, timing matters. I had to be able to tell a credible story to investors to get the cash I needed. Thankfully, the fourth quarter of last year… Continue reading That Feeling When You Raise $100,000 For Your Startup
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know I pour my heart into every article and authentically share my experiences good and bad. You also know 2014 was a roller coaster year for me and my business. I’m happy to tell you that because of the success the business enjoyed at the end… Continue reading How I Will Grow My Startup After Scraping By Last Year
I grew up poor and in a rough neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY. It might be cliché to say I had lots of friends who were either killed or in jail at some point, but it’s true. And being cliché doesn’t make it any less f#@ked up. While growing up in the ghetto was tough, and… Continue reading 3 Ways The Ghetto Helped Me Be a Better Entrepreneur