Taking Time As an Entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur and family man, I know just how hard it can be to balance your family life with your inevitably hectic and jam-packed work life.  Whether you’re new to the game of entrepreneurship or a seasoned veteran, staying on top of your work and showing your loved ones that you haven’t forgotten about […]

Starting Over After a Setback

Failure isn’t just normal for entrepreneurs; it can be argued that it’s even essential.  Failure, as I’ve written before, is a great learning experience, but that doesn’t mean it can’t a major setback.  Sometimes, failure means losing everything, but just because you’ve hit rock bottom, doesn’t mean you can’t overcome it.  I recently read an […]

Getting an Advisor

When you’re starting a business, people often talk about how important your first hire is.  And they’re absolutely right.  But hiring your first advisor is a huge, arguably even bigger, step.  Among other things, a good advisor is able to assist with strategy, facilitate connections, analyze financials, provide insights and serve as a great sounding […]

Myths About Entrepreneurship

Over my time writing about being an entrepreneur, I’ve talked about various, sometimes contradictory, things that you need to know.  There are many myths about being an entrepreneur that novices might believe, but there are also plenty of myths that entrepreneurs, some of them pretty seasoned, believe as well.  And these are myths that they […]

The Rise of Small Business Sales

As an entrepreneur, I have a long history with small businesses, whether it’s starting them, investing in them, trading them or selling them.  Since 2007, the website BizBuySell has been tracking data related to buying and selling online businesses.  According to their quarterly insight report, a total of 7,842 closed transactions were reported in 2016, […]

Marketing on a Budget

If you operate an online business and want it to grow (and let’s face it, which business owner doesn’t want that?), then that requires a marketing strategy.  But focusing on a bad marketing strategy does nothing but drains your money and resources for nothing.  To choose the right marketing strategy, keep in mind the product […]

How Entrepreneurs Can Use Tech and Music

Nashville is a hip and happening place for both tech and music.  The historic seat of country music in the US, it’s also home to a thriving indie music scene, and altogether the music industry brings $10 billion to the city every year.  The Nashville Entrepreneur Center is a tech accelerator for music ventures, backed […]

Common Entrepreneurial Pitfalls

Any entrepreneur has had their fair share of business mistakes.  Ultimately, the best way to learn is to experience firsthand, but there are certain mistakes you should never make.  I recently came across an article that listed the most common (and deadly) mistakes a startup can make, listed below: Making things too complicated: If you’re […]

Making Extra Bucks With Your Car

There are a lot of places where having a car is taken for granted.  Yet, having grown up in Brooklyn, I understand how big a deal that a car can be.  Apart from a great way to get you from point A to point B, cars, can also be the perfect tool to earn money […]

BitOasis, Bringing Bitcoin to Dubai

After having trouble finding any place to buy bitcoin in the Middle East, Jordanian entrepreneur Ola Doudin has launched the bitcoin wallet and exchange BitOasis in Dubai.  The company plans to be the first bitcoin company in the Middle Eastern and North Africa region to be registered in a major technology center in the region. […]