Hi, I’m Jacques– entrepreneur, designer, college professor, and writer of this blog. 6 years ago, I began the journey of turning my passion for design into a profitable business. I started out with $0 investments, no partners, and absolutely no experience. Just a 20-year-old kid who set out to build a business through trial and error. (read my full bio here)

Today, that business is called boogie— a marketing agency with a team of 10 creatives spread across 3  locations.

boogie_early  Welcome! boogie early

After 6 years of making mistakes from hiring the wrong people, working with the wrong clients, not charging enough for my services, trying to grow my business alone, and much more, I came to the realization that it doesn’t matter that I didn’t start with years of experience, it doesn’t matter that I didn’t have any investors, and it barely mattered that I didn’t start out with any clients. All that mattered was the fact that I got up every single day willing to commit to putting in hard-work & hustle.

And that’s why I started this blog: to show hustlepreneurs like you that if you’re hungry for it, and are willing to work hard for it… you can achieve it.

Whether your hustle is a blog, a YouTube video series, a freelance/consultant career, building your personal brand, or even if that hustle is to lose 50 lbs by next year– as long as you’re willing to put in the work, you’ll be able to achieve all of your goals.

So, I welcome you to my blog and before I share a few of the posts you MUST READ to kick-off your hustlepreneurial journey, I’d love to invite you to join my list with your fellow hustlepreneurs as I share my best business advice to keep you motivated and inspired.

Must Reads

Grab some tea or coffee and kick back, these are my top reads of 2015. Click here if you want me to email these to you.

  1. My 2015 Year In Review (15 mins) – a great source of motivation for all entrepreneurs
  2. The Biggest Risk I’ve Ever Taken (1 mins) – sometimes you only have one shot; I took mine
  3. 10 Ways to Raise Money to Fund your Business (10 mins) –  I wish I knew these when I got started
  4. 10 Ways to Make Money Online Today (6 mins) – thank me later 😀
  5. Building the Foundation of a Personal Brand (17 min) – a great starting point when working to turn your passion into profits
  6. The Art of Side Hustling [Podcast] (45 mins) – for everyone trying to juggle their job/school with their side hustle.
  7. Why I Fired My Best Designer (3 mins) – a MUST read for every creator
  8. Five Reasons You SHOULDN’T Get Married in your 20s (3 mins) – the most popular post on the blog