How do you know when to leave a job for a side hustle? Lynya Floyd, life coach, writer and media consultant, describes the path she took to make this challenging transition. Comparing her journey to a symphony, Floyd walks through all of the instruments she had to sync up to fully pursue her passion. Sharing valuable tips on pricing your worth and building up an online presence, she reminds herself that it’s all about the orchestration that makes success stick.
Franchising is one of the many ways to start a business and build wealth — but is it worth it? More than fast food joints, franchising has a long history as well as opportunities in different industries. From startup costs to brand recognition, we discuss the pros and cons of investing in a franchise and why it could be beneficial for certain personality types.
What’s the difference between vegetarian and vegan? Jason John and Monica-Wright John, founders of Plant Based For You, explain the diet differences as well as why they created a business around healthier living. Starting their story in the 90’s and growing their careers and family, the Johns outline their motives for the vegan life as they build their brand through word of mouth, maintain respect in their relationship, and strive for balance between both worlds.
We review The Founder, a film that uncovers the beginnings of McDonald’s franchising business. We’ll discuss important business lessons like how to pick the right business partners and innovate during profitable times, as well as share our opinions on the film.
From selling homemade wax concoctions out of her home to getting beauty counters in Sephora, Lisa Price, founder of Carol’s […]
Business cycles are made of high and low seasons. We chat with Ashley Fouyolle, graphic designer and founder of UNWRP, who started a seasonal business creating designer gift wrapping paper. Fouyolle explains the challenges around attracting customers past the holiday season, the pains and lessons learned from business growth, and the power of online resources to overcome blindspots
Co-founder & COO of Kreyol Essence, Stéphane Jean-Baptiste shares his entrepreneurial inspiration around bringing natural and ethical Haitian beauty products to the mainstream. We discuss starting a business with your romantic partner, turning an idea into an MVP, focusing on customer needs, and more.
Success starts in the mind. In our second book review, we discuss the popular work, Think and Grow Rich, uncovering how to create material success from abstract thought. From understanding different kinds of imagination patterns to sidestepping procrastination pitfalls, we draw connections between desire and accomplishment.
Is it better to have a strong culture or a flawless strategy? We’ll discuss the common clash of each principle using real-world examples and explain why it’s important for growing businesses to strive for balance.
Starting out in a college dorm room and growing into a multi-million dollar company, Dell has spent the last 30+ years reinventing itself to remain a key player in the technology space. In this case study, we review pivotal points in the company’s history and discuss takeaways that can be applied to today’s modern business climate.