Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Social Media Presence

 To succeed in any form of business - you need an internet presence. Back in the day all you needed was a website, but these days you need SEO(search engine optimizing), a strong E-mail list if you are direct selling to customers amongst other fancy things in order to have a strong internet presence.

  It's my belief that the best way to establish this solid internet presence or any kind of presence in general is through Youtube®. Youtube® is basically in this case is a way for you to connect directly with your audience through video updates, regular vlogs, and interaction with your audience. I don't care if you have an audience of 100 people. Talk to those people, keep uploading videos and watch your medium become a power house.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

deno_+ EP 4: Arma 2 Play-through

A little treat for today's blog.

Winning the Winner's Dream (a true meaning to Success)

 Success is different for everyone. Usually success is misused and associate with pictures of money, fast cars and a great vacation lifestyle. I agree for me personally that is kind of the image of success I have, but these objects aren't for everyone and more less checkpoints. Success can be the dream of living a simple, easy-going life. It's like Albert Einstein said, "Attach your happiness to a goal, not people and things".

  Keep your dreams alive by knowing success isn't something that happens overnight, but once you get to be truly successful one must be satisfied and leave off the ambition for a few months. For example, if a guy makes $30,000 in a real estate deal -- it's time to chill. $30k is hard to come by and if you do best get your team together so you guys can find ways to turn that into $300,000.

   However, back to the thought - success is anything goal met. However, for the majority of people success is 50k a year at a job because in this economy $50,000 a year is look at as being well-off or laymen rich.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Nature of Commerce

   Become a business owner. America allows you to do that. Business owners are respected in their community because it is said that they "made it"! In this new world we are in there is a lot of uncertainty concerning the future. With this mentality any job or business that is pulling in income is considered a good business no matter it does. A job is looked at as an income instead of a stepping stone to a career. WE ALL KNOW the difference between the two. A career is something you retire with and a job is something you work at each season.

 A career as a business owner puts you at a very leverage position in commerce. It allows for tax deductions on much of your expenses and you get taxed less than the employee. Law is a very tricky topic with its own language. For example, by law an employee is considered a servant. Just look it up in Black's Law Dictionary 5th Edition and you fill find that in section 'e' employee means servant.

    This is the nature of commerce. In the end, during election years - small business owners win, though we small business people are going to be getting heavily taxed soon to protect big corporations - unfair. Basically, my point is -- start your own business!

Franchising Your Brand

Franchising Your Brand - FYB. Instead of selling all of your branded products yourself you can enlist affiliates. This is done by creating a company strictly for your IP(Intellectual Property) such as in this case logos and other trade secrets. For example, I have Yababa World, LLC as my main company and I will start Yababa International as secondary IP company. Yababa International will allow me to license my trademarks, patents and copyrights to anyone in the world so that I can franchise whatever it is I am selling

This might seem like a bit of advanced business, but with LegalZoom® it's not. Everything these days is conveniently set up for push-button submitting. Just click write and submit and LegalZoom® will have you all set. I just wanted to point the importance of an IP company to handle all of your logos. It also protects you from losing everything if your main company should get sued. And yes in America, we are the land the suing parties.

Business, Networking and Suvival

   Businesses have something called B2B which means Business 2 Business interaction. This allows wholesalers to get in touch with various kinds of retailers for various amounts of retailing. Basically, it's a concept that allows businesses to sell to businesses as opposed to actual customers. Networking B2B is a great way to keep from going broke since you will always have the connections for your survival. It's like Jay-Z "city is a pity half of y'all won't make it". I always think of that saying while living here in NYC. It's very tough to make it here, but with the proper B2B networking you can get anywhere. People just need to trust each other.

   B2B allows for your business to connect with other businesses. It allows you to acquire discounts as a retailer when ordering products wholesale. It's a concept that is growing with emerging concepts such as Growth Hacking(growing your business creatively).

Friday, April 18, 2014

Mixtape Grind

     Everyone of you rappers seem to be on your mixtape grind, but lack the essentials such as a nice mixtape cover photo. I currently only have one mixtape in my mixtape collection and I must say the cover sucks and it makes me not want to even listen to the music on the CD itself.

    I know you should judge a book by it's cover, but the mixtape cover is the reason many of your fans would buy your product. A shitty mixtape cover takes away from the awe and fashion of how a proper mixtape should be packaged.

    I suggest all rappers hire a skilled graphic designer to create a mixtape cover that is even better than this one to attract a new fan base. There is always room for one more new fan. Why not acquire the next set of fans the easy way -- through a decent mixtape cover design.