Author of Billionaire Baby
Author of the Entrepreneur’s Manifesto
Owner of Empire Apparel
Small business consultation in over 10 states
Creator of Thought Leaders of Tomorrow (TOTs Mastermind)
Yoga studio in Atlanta, GA
Photography studio in Tallahassee, FL
Model management in Tallahassee, FL
Art gallery initiatives in Manhattan, NY
Design establishment in Queens, NY
Hair care in Jacksonville, FL
Furniture resale in San Antonio, TX
Artist development in San Antonio, TX
Book store in Long Island, NY
Radio stations in Long Island, NY
Blog management in Dayton, OH
My Job is to Tap Into Your Greatness
Small business consultation became tedious and kind of boring. See how more money doesn’t always equal more happiness?
I missed the raging fire in new entrepreneurs.
So, I closed down my projects and decided to offer my expertise exclusively to entrepreneurs and solopreneurs who were just getting started – sustained by a vision, full of creative ideas, but with no clue how to implement them.
Alas, SipBlack was born.
I’ve helped small businesses tighten up their brand, scale their business, acquire new customers, and exponentially increase their bottom line.
This is all before there were ever blogs like this one, that walk you through the entire process. I learned the difficult, but tested and proven way – through trial and error. And boy, have I had my share of failures.
“When you know what you want, and you want it bad enough, you’ll figure out a way to get it.”
The only reason entrepreneurship is scary and overwhelming is because you don’t have clarity.
I’ll give you the tools, methods, and the strategies to get you started.
Everything else you learn along the way, trust me!
Without guidance, you’ll grasp at straws, make unnecessary mistakes, and probably run out of money (or run into debt). People will take advantage of your inexperience.
They’ll lead you to believe that certain ideas are a guaranteed success and that if you buy a book and apply the steps, you’ll be an overnight millionaire. Psh, yeah right. I’ve never heard that success story.
“One’s path to success can never be duplicated.”
When have you ever…ever ever heard someone say, “I did exactly what they did, now I’m rich too”?
What you should focus on learning from successful entrepreneurs are lessons. How not to fail. How not to be lazy. They can’t teach you how to succeed. They can rarely teach you how to sell. The most they can do is inspire you to be great.
Even if you were given the complete rundown, step-by-step, meticulously documented guide to precisely how we made our first $100k, it will never work for you.
You gotta carve your own road, boss.
There’s a lot of great information online, but there’s a ton of rubbish to go along with it.
I endorse the entrepreneurial lifestyle (especially buying nice things you never get to wear because you work in your sweats).
The two things I absolutely must do every day is COFFEE + CREATE
Then I network, analyze data, help clients, accept and turn down opportunities, research, spend time with the fam, respond to emails, get on camera, design, and some days I might even have to leave my house – ugh.
Being an entrepreneur is tough (last night I worked until 4:30am and was up again at 6:45). You work longer and harder. In the beginning, you completely give up any resemblance of a social life. But, the benefits are worth it.
As you stabilize and grow, your life eventually sees some structure. Great as that is, the craziness spikes again when doing massive launches or opening up another sector of your business. Again, the benefits are worth it.
Vacations when you want, bank deposits while you sleep, and incredibly awesome friends.
I’m obsessed with success. Not just mine, but everyone who comes in contact with me. I’m extremely competitive, but I like to see others win, reach their goals, succeed!
I majored in Business, Psychology, and Media Communications – Public Relations
How much did my business degree aid in my success? Zilch.
“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”
– George Herbert
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