What is the one critical thing for your business you hate doing?

If you’re human, I suspect there are at least a few things you don’t like to do. And if you’re an entrepreneur, I’m guessing there are things you need to do for your business to be successful, but you would rather gnaw off your own leg than do those things-whatever they are. Obviously, there are… Continue reading What is the one critical thing for your business you hate doing?

Is ignorance a key ingredient for success as an entrepreneur?

A while ago, I stumbled across an article by Lisa Cash-Hanson titled, “Ignorance Is A Key Ingredient For Success Brian Smith Ugg Founder“. As I read Lisa’s post, I began to reflect on my journey and wondered if ignorance IS in fact a key ingredient for success as an entrepreneur? I’d like to share a… Continue reading Is ignorance a key ingredient for success as an entrepreneur?

How I Will Grow My Startup After Scraping By Last Year

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

How Desperation Caused My First Startup To Fail

Note: This is an update of an article I wrote a few years ago on a blog I shut down. In 2002, I unsuccessfully attempted to start a digital lifestyle magazine for Black golf enthusiasts called, Seven Under. To this day, when I mention the project to someone, the response I usually get is, “that… Continue reading How Desperation Caused My First Startup To Fail

Is Your Business Struggling? How Do You Know When It’s Time to Quit?

I engage with a lot of entrepreneurs, and occasionally the question about knowing when to quit if your business is struggling comes up. To address this important issue, I wrote a guest article over at SteamFeed. If you dig it, please share on social media and let me know your thoughts in the comments at… Continue reading Is Your Business Struggling? How Do You Know When It’s Time to Quit?

Why Your Business Idea is Probably Worthless

I love twitter. I meet the most interesting people there. I recently connected with Paul Brunson on twitter via an article he wrote: 20 Successful Habits I Learned Working For Two Billionaires that is a must read. But it was an article Paul shared on twitter, the 3 Most Dangerous Half Truths in Entrepreneurship, by… Continue reading Why Your Business Idea is Probably Worthless

3 Ways The Ghetto Helped Me Be a Better Entrepreneur

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