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Jamon-CEO, Backstreet Academy

Unusual Entrepreneur Interview with Jamon Mok of Backstreet Academy

Backstreet Academy is a travel social enterprise platform empowering anyone in developing countries to create and sell a tour or activity to travelers looking for a unique, local experience while benefiting the local community. Launched in March 2014, by Jamon Mok, who personally hates package tours and is always looking for better ways to travel and connect with locals, especially in places where language is a problem. He got inspired to create Backstreet Academy whilst travelling through … [Read More...]

Reinvesting profits

5 Strategies for Reinvesting Profits to Grow Your Business

The concept of reinvesting profits is one that every entrepreneur should be intimately familiar with. Especially in your early years in business, the need to pay yourself can greatly impact your capacity to set aside some funds from your profits for reinvestment purposes. While this is the reality for most growing entrepreneurs and businesses, you shouldn't conform to it. The ideal situation is that you refrain as much as you can from siphoning money away from your business for personal use. … [Read More...]

Execution 4

Part 3: EXECUTION 2015!

Still on the issue of EXECUTION 2015 and our goal of making this year work for you and your business, permit me to go further. In my first unusual article on EXECUTION 2015, I pointed out the two kinds of execution that exists; Energy-Driven Execution and Strategy-Driven Execution. In the second installment of this series, I went a great deal to explain and analyze these two kinds of execution. This is my third piece, and I am going to talk about a very key component that is not often … [Read More...]

Execution 2

Part 2: EXECUTION 2015!

In continuing our discussion on EXECUTION 2015 -how to make this year work, let me shed more insights on the two kinds of execution discussed previously. Energy-Driven Execution This is the most common type of execution in the world of business. As a matter of fact, it’s what 99% of entrepreneurs use and that’s why the 1% who succeed are those who use the other kind of execution. In other words, this is what powers majority of businesses. Let me tell you a story to practically … [Read More...]

EXECUTION 2015

EXECUTION 2015: How to Make this Year Work!

Welcome to 2015, so glad you made it! Breaking the silence It's been precisely 2 months ago you last heard from me, I wish it weren't so. But couldn't just help it. I have been busy working on a very impact-driven project with my Vision Partners [team] to relaunch one of our failed projects since 2011. Last week Tuesday we finally launched www.UniteNigeria.com and it's been one heck of a crazy ride! I just couldn't help NOT thinking of you and feeling bad about the sudden silence. … [Read More...]

Startup planning

Startup Planning: 5 Things You Fundamentally Need to Start A New Business

Startup planning refers to all the essential things you need to consider when starting up a new business. As an entrepreneur, there are so many things you need to consider when starting up a new business. But of all these things, the 5 essential factors you need to focus on during your startup planning that will guarantee a successful launch of your new business are; Team Product Market Business Model Capital Let’s take a closer look at each of them.   Startup … [Read More...]

entrepreneurial success

ENTREPRENEURIAL SUCCESS: What Does it Really Take?

What does it really take to achieve entrepreneurial success? From my experience as a business development consultant and entrepreneurial coach, I have seen two different schools of thought on this issue.   1.   It Takes WILL To Succeed As An Entrepreneur The first school of thought believes that entrepreneurial success is a matter of determination –WILL. The underlying assumption is this; if you are determined to succeed, you will succeed. This underlying assumption is built … [Read More...]

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What makes unusual entrepreneurs thick?

Business Mastery: The Unusual Qualities Of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs

All entrepreneurs create businesses. But all entrepreneurs are not created equal.   So what makes the difference?   A set of unique attributes that clearly draws the line between ordinary entrepreneurs and their extra-ordinary counterparts. Don’t be alarmed by this, in the business world, there exists two kinds of … [Read More...]

business of average

The Business Of AVERAGE: Why It Kills And How To Avoid It!

Hector has it rough. Rougher than most. Every morning, he stands on a street corner in Queens, next to the hardware store and across the street from the Thai restaurant. Hector stands next to his six biggest competitors, waiting for work. Slowly, a pickup truck pulls up. The contractor behind the wheel is looking for workers, day laborers. He … [Read More...]

believe

Marketing That Works: It’s All About Influence!

I know that you must have been told that marketing is all about gimmicks, tricks or tactics. That it is all about being smart, right? Wrong! The moment you begin to see marketing as simply being smart with your target customers using all forms of gimmicks, tricks or tactics to cajole them into buying, then you've got it all wrong. And just so … [Read More...]

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2013: Screw Business As Usual

"I will build a car for the great multitude, constructed of the BEST materials by the BEST men to be hired after the SIMPLEST designs that modern engineering can devise...so LOW in price that no man making a good salary will be unable to own one--and ENJOY with his family the blessing of hours of PLEASURE in God's great open spaces". - Henry Ford, … [Read More...]

What should entrepreneurs be doing with their time?

Business Mastery: How Should Entrepreneurs Be Spending Their Time?

  Of all the resources available to mankind, time is the only resource that is given to all equally. We all have been allotted the same number of hours in a day –24hours; everything else rests entirely on how we choose to use it. What I choose to do with my time will determine the outcome of my life. If my life turns out well, it means … [Read More...]