Business, Entrepreneurship & Politics

being an entrepreneur

The thing about being an entrepreneur especially if you’re developing your business on an international scale is all up to you.  A lot of people like to make excuses that they don’t have the money, they don’t have connections, but if you find something that you like to do or love to do be great at it and see if you can turn it into a business.

There have been many people that have had a passion in politics and really taken their international outlook on a whole different scale.  Worse case you’re going to have fun what you love to do and best case you can turn it into a business.

I’m just not big on excuses.  Everyone has that same opportunity to go for it you just have to do it.  Many say it’s hard to be a small business owner or it’s hard if you’re trying to come up with an idea.  There are many entrepreneur’s that build international business and in fact help many campaigns internationally in politics and earn a very healthy income doing it.

If I was to name a few that have made a full time business working this type of business model it would be Brian Diess (Digital Marketer), Josh Paiva, Todd Falcone and Aaron Rashkin just to name a few.  Many of these so called internet marketing gurus are helping guys like Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and others with their campaigns to drive more traffic and reach globally.

Many people argue how is it these so called entrepreneur’s come up with this capital to start these businesses?  Well, many of them use other peoples money to get this work done.  If you’re in any kind of business and you take our a loan it’s not a wise business decision.  There are so many uncertainties when starting a business yes the one certainty you’ll have to have is paying back your loan.

Always remember the bank doesn’t care about your business unless it’s family you borrowed money from and in most cases they want their money back to.

I will go as far to say that %99 of business you can start with next to no capital.  It’s more about effort.  Most small businesses online don’t fail because of lack of capital but lack of effort.  Guys like Josh and Aaron are able to leverage themselves online and build massive business relationships with other entrepreneur’s and political machines at the cost of their wallet.  They are getting paid to generate them results through social media and other strategies they implement across the internet.

Most people aren’t just willing to put in the time to work smart.  They go for it in a lot of cases but they  just don’t recognize just how much work is involved.  If you start a business you better know your company and your industry better then anyone in the whole wide world because your competing.  To think that anyone who your competing with is just going to let you come in and take what they worked so hard to get.  It’s just not going to happen.  That is obviously naive and most people just don’t recognize that.

being an entrepreneur

If you’re going to compete against someone like Josh is working for on one of these international political campaigns you have to realize that he is working 24 hours a day for that person.

Many of the front runners or companies are holding on to their money.  They are holding on to their cash.  In general they are not putting their capital to work right now.  You might ask how and when something like that is going to change so people like yourself have a better opportunity to get work.

You have to realize this is a reflection of a lot of things.  If these people in politics need ads or votes and they are not willing to pay for it it’s because they don’t see the value in it.  They don’t see why they should invest in you or some like Brian or Aaron.  It doesn’t matter if they are bringing in capital from elsewhere.  They can talk all they want about jobs but there is no good reason to hire people cause they don’t have anywhere to put people to work.

I think this is also a reflection of people on wall street.  You get this in bigger companies with things like shareholder value and shareholder return that they lose site in “moving the ball” or innovating or investing in R&D.  I think that has hurt the economy and hurting international business in the long term.

So what does that mean for growth?  Well as we have been talking about for some time now this is the new normal.  When companies have their backs against the wall.  Particularly small to medium sized business they find news ways to innovate.  They don’t just say the only way we are going to solve problems is buy hiring people.

being an entrepreneur

It’s really about building the right networks and scaling it.  So what opportunities are out there?  What creates a unique scenario?  These are some of the questions you must ask yourself.  What would be good for our network?

If you look at what’s happening with social media particularly real time social media.  Live events and real time thrives.  Content on the internet is really becoming everything and if you’ve watched it on Youtube you already missed it.  Everyone is already talking about it through BMS media.

So if I was trying to get a point across to you it’s that no matter what side of the court you’re on it’s about making the right choices.  When campaigning on a national or international scale.  If you’re marketing for them.  If your trying to decide which is best for you.  It’s about making the correct choices and staying on the curve that is most current.  Like I said earlier, if you watched it for the first time on Youtube you’re already too late!