Category Archives: Young Entrepreneur

What 8 Years of “Entrepreneurship” Taught Me

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When people ask me how long have I been an entrepreneur, I tell them I have been an “entrepreneur” for the last 8 years. Notice I put quotation marks around entrepreneur. I will explain the reason for this later in the post.

I graduated from high school in 2007. I had been working at Wendy’s since 2005 and left there after I graduated to go work at UPS. UPS only lasted a couple of months. I just couldn’t see myself continuing down the path of being a highly praised but underpaid worker.

While at UPS I created my entertainment company. Man was that an eye-opening experience. The creation of this entertainment company was my main reason for leaving UPS. I was going to take the entertainment industry by storm. So I thought.

When I left UPS I needed another job asap. My plan was to go apply at Family Dollar. Instead my mom asked me to come work with her since she was opening a new office in downtown Atlanta.

So I was going into 2008 set and ready to make things happen, so I thought again. I had my new entertainment company and I was the “COO” of my mom’s tax business.

To cut a long story short, things started off “great” and ended terribly. My attempt at creating a studio for my entertainment company drained my pockets and my role as COO did not go as I envisioned.

The reason this occurred is because I didn’t truly understand entrepreneurship nor business ownership. Entrepreneurship is turning an idea into a product/service that has demand in the marketplace. Business ownership is taking that product/service, scaling it for growth and employing others to manage your business operations. Read the rest of this entry

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F.O.C.U.S. and Its Importance for Entrepreneurs

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I was going through my Google Alerts for Entrepreneur and Entrepreneurship the other day and came across an interesting article on Entrepreneur. It was an article that talked about the 4 Strategies John Lee Dumas used to build a $250k a month podcast. If you are not familiar with John Lee Dumas, he is the founder of Entrepreneur On Fire, which is a great podcast for entrepreneurs to have on their list of podcast. Read the rest of this entry

Why Do People Believe Entrepreneurship is Easy?

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I am not one of those people who says you must go through extreme hardships in order to be considered an entrepreneur. And I am also not one of those people who believes that everyone should be an entrepreneur or can be an entrepreneur. Entrepreneurship is not some job with set hours and set requirements outlined for you to perform. Entrepreneurship is an ongoing process of actions that you have to continuously develop and properly structure in order to produce the most rewarding output for your efforts. Read the rest of this entry

The Business of Being an Entrepreneur

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Let’s face it, entrepreneurship can be a challenging/ daunting process of thoughts and actions. You have this grand vision in your mind of what you want to accomplish but you are not quite sure of how exactly you are supposed to bring every thing together. You read blogs, magazines and constantly seek the advice of others but it all only seems to distract your ability to think and do; rather than progressing forward. You inevitably block your ability to do by constantly trying to find out how you are supposed to be an entrepreneur, rather than just assuming risk by taking action as a real entrepreneur does. Read the rest of this entry

Are You Getting Shit Done?!

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Half of 2015 is gone, never to be lived again. Can you believe that? 6 months have quickly gone by only leaving us with 6 months left in this year to operate within. As 2015 is quickly coming to be known as the past, I have one specific question to ask of you. Are you getting shit done?!

This is a question I ask because many people claim they want success but put off the activities that produce success to be done the next day. Read the rest of this entry

The Atlanta Entrepreneur Ecosystem

What Entrepreneurs can Learn from The Commission

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Are you serious?

What can entrepreneurs really learn from the Commission?

Do you actually believe valuable lessons can be gained from the mafia?

Without hesitation, I believe that entrepreneurs can learn a great deal of valuable information from the mafia. Read the rest of this entry

Successful Relationships = Successful Business

Implementing Excellence into your Behavior

Excuse all the umms. Definitely not excellent at all but excellence is a process which we gradually transition to over time with consistency.

No Excuses

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