Overcoming Adversity -- This one was a tough one for me in the first few years of my first business. I have now developed a strategic plan to allow myself to be human and go through that natural progression of worry and panic but then collect my thoughts, develop a plan, discuss it with my team and implement a strategy so that we can learn, move forward and get back to enjoying our business.
Never Give Up -- Far too often, we mistake our challenges as signs we should move on to something else or that our businesses are flawed. However, my experience has led me to believe these challenges and/or struggles are merely opportunities for us to learn, grow and become the best entrepreneurs we can be.
Mary Frances Bowley is a successful author and the Executive Director of Wellspring Living, an organization fighting childhood sexual abuse and exploitation since 2001. She has been a leader in bringing the fight against child sex-trafficking to Atlanta and is a founding member of the Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force. Bowley was appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Domestic Violence in 2010-2012.
It was 1996 and I was 8 (a few days short of 9) years old. A third grader with a love for sports and it just so happened to be Opening Day for Major League Baseball. Umpire John McSherry was behind the plate and fans eagerly awaited the start of a new season. A mere minutes into the game, McSherry called time, turned to the umpire's dugout, took a few steps and collapsed in a heap on the field....
Jason Belzer, Founder and President of GAME, Inc as well as a columnist for Forbes Magazine, joins Entrepreneur Hour to discuss how, at 22 years old, he turned a blog into a legitimate writing gig with Forbes and eventually became the youngest Sports Agent in the history of the industry.
Bryan Wish, founder of The Wish Dish, joins the show to discuss being persistent and tenacious in your approach to launching a successful startup and talks about his journey as a younger entrepreneur.
Sean Hicks of Powerup Business Consulting joins Entrepreneur Hour to discuss healthy business partnerships, the importance of small businesses on the economy and some major areas business owners need to be spending more time focusing on.
Jay Bowers, Founder of Sorority Fitness and Jay Bowers Fitness, joins Entrepreneur Hour to talk about the importance of fitness as an entrepreneur.
Stephen Rosenberg, Founder of Perfect Pitch Concepts and Groundbridge, joined me on Entrepreneur Hour to discuss Digital Marketing, how he is helping connect his customers with their target audiences in addition to the ways in which he sees the industry evolving over time.
Surviving Startup Struggles - By far the most challenging thing I have ever done in my life. As a bootstrapped business with no collateral, major assets and/or lengthy line of personal credit to leverage, Lift It: Moving and Storage grew from $50,000 to $1.2 Million in a little over two years.
Kimberly Jimenez, Founder of KimberlyAnnJimenez.com and Zilch to Social, is the most special guest for me personally because she is also my lovely wife; which I can assure you is a challenging job in itself.
Jon Boyles joins the show in this episode of Entrepreneur Hour. An Enterprise Account Executive at Netwrix Corporation, an IT Auditing firm founded in 2006, Jon helps companies implement Netwrix's systems to protect potential breaches and/or provide informative reports as to what is happening on the back end of a company's IT infrastructure.
In Part 2 of my discussion with Leo Manzione of Powerup Business Consulting, we are going to cover the hierarchy of funding your business and discussing the advantages and disadvantages to each route. We will also be providing you with some insight as it pertains to our businesses and/or businesses we have been around to give you an in depth view as to some of the things they experienced.
Dr. Brett Jones joins the show to discuss the power of personal growth and how imperative it is to connect with yourself on a deeper level.
Tyson Sandlin of Marsh and McClennan joins me on the Entrepreneur Hour to discuss the importance of risk management. We discuss ways you can protect your business and prepare for unfortunate circumstances that can not only strip you of your dreams of starting and running a company but can also impact your personal life, if not properly prepared.
Leo graduated from The University of Georgia with an Accounting Degree and certificate of Entrepreneurship in 2012. Leo was heavily involved with UGA’s entrepreneurship program, serving as an official board member there and now at Kennesaw State University.
*For more on Leo Manzione, please drop by his website at PowerupBusinessConsulting.com and shoot him an email at Leo@systemsandprocesses.com.
In this episode, Chris outlines what embodies the "Idea Guy" in entrepreneurship and how to become a more refined entrepreneur.
Although there is nothing wrong with being a person that has no shortage of ideas, there are some potentially dangerous traits and patterns that these folks display that can hinder their ability to put their ideas into motion and make them real.
Chris is admittedly an "Idea Guy" and he discusses ways in which he has learned to embrace that and utilize it to his advantage.
In the latest installment of Entrepreneur Hour, we talk conquering fear in business, what you can do about it and how it can become your biggest enemy as an entrepreneur.
Continue Reading: Chrismichaelharris.com/ep2
In this episode, Randy Williams will provide us with his life story of immigrating to the United States from British Guiana and eventually becoming the most decorated officer in the history of the FAA. Randy now works as a private consultant with clients to defend civil rights and liberties.
Having been faced with some difficult situations in life, Randy had more than enough reason to lose sight of his passion and purpose but has been steadfast in his pursuit of helping others realize their potential and achieve their dreams.
Randy is Chris' personal Life Coach and Mentor, having known one another for over 20 years.