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Hi, I’m Jacques; entrepreneur, writer, designer, and college professor.

After 7  years of making mistakes while building my company, I’ve learned that there is no real secret to success— just hard-work & hustle.

Fortunately, the life of hard-work & hustle is one that’s available to everyone.

I started this blog to help smart, hungry, and hard-working #hustlepreneurs, like you, turn your side-hustle into your full-time.

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Thoughts

Tomorrow’s not promised [video]

A few weeks ago, author and entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk shared three words of inspiration to his followers… “YOU’RE GONNA DIE”. We all get older and eventually die but what if that time was cut short? What if you died, tonight? Will you have been satisfied with the life that you’ve been living? Watch the full video  below.
Thoughts

Which type of failure are you?

There are two types of failures in this world. Failure that comes from ACTION, as in, starting to follow your passion and failing. And failure that comes from INACTION, as in, not starting and never having a shot at success. Let me tell you a quick story. I hung out with one of my closest college friends, the other day. We originally met in 2008 and man, did this guy have a lot of passions.…
Strategy

Why I fired my best designer

Three years ago, in my college dorm room, I decided to start a design firm. Since then, we’ve grown to become boogie, a design-driven social media agency with a team of eight working out of two offices in Albany NY and Brooklyn NY. As with any business, we’ve had our ups and downs, but one of the most memorable moments of my career was when I had to fire my company’s best designer. He was…
Strategy

10 ways to raise money to fund your business [video]

Whether you’re thinking about starting a business or you’ve already started a business, money is extremely important. In this video, I share 10 ways you can  raise money to  fund your business. Resources Traditional Banks Advantage: Well trusted  source of funding that’s been around the longest. Disadvantage: Approval is hard. You need to have good credit and good profits. Timeline: Takes MAD long (preparing a business plan, presentations, meetings, more meetings, etc.) Friends & Family Advantage: They…
Strategy

The biggest risk I’ve ever taken

This month (August), 3 years ago, I made the biggest decision and took the biggest risk I’ve ever taken in my life; signing the lease to my first office. I was only 22 years old and boogie, at the time, wasn’t making any more than $500 – $1250 per month. I didn’t have a savings account, I didn’t have an investor, I didn’t even have a team; just my girlfriend (now my wife) helping me…
Lifestyle

10 Ways to make money online TODAY

It’s now the 21st century and let’s face it- the world that we’ve come to know has undergone tremendous change in the digital space. We now have a car that drives itself, Same day delivery via drones, and you can now access most musical albums from all over the world for free (obviously except for Taylor Swift’s). Innovation and the growth of technology has given us access to information like never before and that access…