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INspiration: The BEST Advice For Young Businessmen And Entrepreneurs x Gary Vaynerchuk | 2017 Talk

Gary Vaynerchuk gives us the best advice on the internet for young businessmen and entrepreneurs that are looking to get ahead and improve their businesses and companies. Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of VaynerMedia, a full-service digital agency servicing Fortune 500 clients across the company’s 5 locations. Gary is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, 4-time New York Times Bestselling Author, and has been named to both Crain’s and Fortune’s 40 Under 40 lists. Subscribe To Gary’s Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/GaryVayn…

Business Highlight: Jay Morrison x How to Flip Real Estate vs. Drugs

Jay Morrison Real Estate Partners, LLC

At Jay Morrison Real Estate Partners, we provide a Streamline Asset Management and Acquisition program to equip more Mid-to- High Profile Clienteles with the essentials required to invest in the GREATEST ASSET OF THE WORLD, REAL ESTATE!

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Jay Morrison Academy

My Academy is for the aspiring entrepreneur, who is looking for an actual blueprint to make money in real estate. If you don’t like hard work, then the 12 months it takes to complete our courses will be a total waste of TIME and MONEY. If you work your butt off like your family’s LEGACY depends on it, then you will learn how to build wealth and achieve financial freedom through real estate. I am so happy I can finally say, “I did my job.” My team and I have created a vehicle for people like you, who are coach-able and hungry to improve themselves, to learn the cornerstone of wealth in America.
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Young Minds Can

To organize like-minded individuals of all ages, races, nationalities, regions and religions who empathize with and advocate for the advancement and freedom of African descendants whose ancestors were kidnapped and enslaved in America (New Africans).

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Business Highlight: How to Buy Distressed Commercial Property

Distressed Commercial Property can make you a multi-millionaire on just one good deal. In this video, you’ll discover the physical, financial and legal characteristics that make commercial real estate distressed and how you can buy distressed properties for profit. You’ll learn how to locate them, finance them and design the right exit strategies.

Business Highlight: Financial Literacy 101 in under 4 minutes by Robert Kiyosaki

Many of us today lack basic financial education. We rely heavily on our bankers and our financial advisors which may not always be the best thing to do. We have today different fields and methods of earning. We have the Employees, the Self-employed, big business owners and professional Investors.

Now there’s a difference. Most of us are passive investors. If you have a retirement plan, that’s a passive form of investment. This is Rich dad versus Poor dad. It starts with financial literacy. Financial Literacy means knowing the words or the numbers

The two main words to learn about are Assets and Liabilities. So the reason most people struggle financially is they buy a house or a car thinking it’s an asset when it’s really a liability.

When I have a business, my business is an asset. And this is yet another reason I like real estate – because I use debt, other people’s money.

It’s how best you can utilize it is what will make you rich, not your college degree. Today I own almost 5000 houses and about 4 hotels and every year I add more and the more I add, the more debt I accrue and the less tax I pay. That’s the game. It takes skill sets and practice to do that.
– Robert Kiyosaki

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Business Highlight: The Dave Ramsey Show | I Became A Multi-Millionaire By Mowing Lawns

I Became A Multi-Millionaire By Mowing Lawns
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Welcome to The Dave Ramsey Show like you’ve never seen it before. The show live streams on YouTube M-F 2-5pm ET! Watch Dave live in studio every day and see behind-the-scenes action from Dave’s producers. Watch video profiles of debt-free callers and see them call in live from Ramsey Solutions. During breaks, you’ll see exclusive content from people like Rachel Cruze, and Chris Hogan, Christy Wright and Chris Brown —as well as all kinds of other video pieces that we’ll unveil every day.

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Business Highlight: High schooler sells $1 million in custom socks

Brennan Agranoff is a 17-year-old with a lot on his plate.

The high-school junior balances homework with another full-time job he’s had since he was 13: He’s founder and CEO of HoopSwagg, a custom socks startup.

HoopSwagg isn’t just a little project on the side for this teenager. In four years, Agranoff has grown his idea to make custom-design athletic socks into a profitable online-only business with annual sales of more than $1 million.

Agranoff’s lightbulb moment came in 2013 at a high-school basketball game, where he noticed most kids were wearing the same plain Nike athletic socks. If these simple socks started such a craze, he wondered: What would happen if he kicked things up a notch and printed custom designs on them?

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Brennan Agranoff, founder and CEO of custom socks startup HoopSwagg.

Fast forward four years, and HoopSwagg now offers more than 200 original designs created by Agranoff himself: a mix of goofy (a melting ice cream cone), funky (a spoof of the infamous Portland International Airport carpet) and tongue-in-cheek (“goat farm,” a family inside joke scattered with photos of the real animals on the family’s property). Agranoff also wants to allow customers to create their own designs in the future.

The company is now shipping 70 to 100 orders a day, with each pair of socks priced at $14.99. And this week, HoopSwagg announced its first acquisition: It bought competitor TheSockGame.com, which will add over 300 designs to the portfolio and help expand HoopSwagg’s customer base.

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HoopSwagg ships its custom socks to customers nationwide.

But HoopSwagg started small. After Agranoff’s initial idea at the school basketball game, he spent six months researching logistics like machinery and technology needed for custom digital printing on fabric.

He then made the case to two potential investors: his parents. “They thought the concept was a little out there,” Agranoff said. But he was persistent and ultimately received a $3,000 loan.

In true startup fashion, HoopSwagg launched in the family garage in Sherwood, Oregon, just outside of Portland. Agranoff set up the design printing and heat presser machines with his family’s help. He enlisted his parents to buy “as many white athletic socks as they could get from Dick’s Sporting Goods.”

Hoopswagg’s first year was slow. But momentum grew quickly after the socks — which Agranoff said are “for everyone from 6-year-olds to 80-year-olds” — took off on social media.

Agranoff leveraged his own social network and targeted a group of social influencers to help spread the word. In particular, the sock design inspired by the Portland airport’s former teal-and-geometric-shape pattern went viral, bringing more attention to the brand.

As sales soared, the company quickly outgrew the garage. The Agranoff family built a 1,500-square-foot building on their property to accommodate production, warehousing and shipping.

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Agranoff in his new 1,500 square feet warehouse on the family’s property.

His mother joined the business full-time, and Agranoff also has 17 other part-time employees. But self-sufficiency is key to his success, he said. Agranoff also taught himself to code, so he could better set up and manage his business’ website, and how to use graphic design tools to develop the designs. He remains the company’s only graphic designer, though he is colorblind.

For now, the socks are primarily sold through HoopSwagg’s website and via Amazon (AMZN, Tech30), eBay (EBAY) and Etsy. The next three years are pivotal for HoopSwagg, said Agranoff, who wants the brand to be in retail stores,” said Agranoff. He’s also expanding customization to other products like shoelaces, arm sleeves and ties.

Meanwhile, Agranoff is set to graduate high school six months early. While college is in the plan at some point, he’s slated to focus on HoopSwagg full-time after high school graduation. He currently spends about six hours per day on the business, after putting in a day of school and finishing his homework.

While Agranoff has never taken a business class, he learned a lot by buying items at garage sales and selling them on eBay — a pursuit he began when he was eight.

“So really, I’ve been learning how to do this for a while,” said Agranoff. “Especially today, with all the information available on the internet, you can’t be too young to learn how to be an entrepreneur.”

source: CNNMoney