Exporting Small Businesses

Census data from 2016 revealed that of the nearly 6 million businesses employing Americans in the U.S., 99.7 percent were small to medium enterprises (SMEs).  Many economies think that there is a secret to the U.S. success story–and granted, without the boost of American Chattel slavery the nation likely could not have advanced at such…

Here’s Why Today’s Hard Work Will Not Make You Rich

Perhaps one of the biggest myths is that hard work equals success. This is a concept strongly held in Western tradition, despite its historic and present day inaccuracies. The hidden assumption behind the hard work trope is that the “worker” will be able to enjoy the production value behind his/her own hard work. This is…

Constructing the Future

The construction field is a unique one—highly politicized and often a struggle for smaller contractors to gain headway into the market.  When I was growing up in the Midwest, as an African-American, I can remember the consistent complaint from construction companies of color for the lack or absence of government contracting awards.  It was a…

Defy Your Niche: Why Diversification Matters

While it’s true that you want to hone what you’re good at, it’s an incontrovertible fact that companies that didn’t just stick to their first product offering excelled most.  You have to be able to see new avenues in your field and other fields to stay competitive. There is a great book by an Entrepreneur…

The Entrepreneur Age

It’s been said that everyone has a “side-hustle” or a “side-gig.”  And that really has become the norm in many quadrants of American society.  While it may be that many seek to follow a dream, many people do so to create extra or additional income for themselves.  While I totally believe in following your dreams,…

Outdistancing Algorithms

Increasingly, social media, like search is becoming a pay-to-play medium.  The changes have been consistent and ongoing over a period of years now.  When Facebook monetized itself and presented ads for business and the general public, we knew the game was changing.  But it goes even further than that, even beyond  Facebook and Twitter offering…