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  • 2stepz_ahead2stepz_ahead Who I am is Complex, What i am, simply put. I'm a Threat walking out the lions denPosts: 31,525 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Branding

    Ten ways to build a brand for your small business
    http://www.marketingdonut.co.uk/marketing/marketing-strategy/branding/ten-ways-to-build-a-brand-for-your-small-business

    Branding is just as important for small businesses as it is for big names. Indeed, many corporate brands try to look more like small firms in order to appeal to consumers that prefer to support independent brands. Dan Einzg of agency Mystery explains how to develop your own brand identity

    Many small business owners I talk to already understand that branding is essential to their business, but a surprisingly high number of them don't really know why.

    They recognise the link between successful businesses and strong branding and aspire to build a brand that emulates similar success for themselves. And they understand that branding is not just a logo or how their business is perceived externally. But too few realise that successful brands have this branding at the heart of the business. So much so that in many ways you could almost substitute the word brand for business.

    Branding is a way of defining your business to yourself, your team and your external audiences. It could be called the business’ “identity”, but only on the understanding that it embodies the core of what the business is and its values, not just what it looks and sounds like. Customers of all sorts of businesses are so savvy today that they can see through most attempts by companies to gloss, spin or charm their way to sales.

    The benefits that a strategically defined brand can bring are the same as when people fall in love with each other. When customers connect emotively — because they share the same values and beliefs of a brand — it leads to higher sales and better brand differentiation. It also leads to loyalty, advocacy and can even protect your price in times when competitors rely on promotional discounts to drive sales. It can also give you the ideal platform from which to extend your offering or range.

    Here are ten tips on how to successfully implement branding for your business.
    1. Start by defining your brand.

    Review the product or service your business offers, pinpoint the space in the market it occupies and research the emotive and rational needs and concerns of your customers. Your brand character should promote your business, connect with your customer base and differentiate you in the market.
    2. When building your brand, think of it as a person.

    Every one of us is an individual whose character is made up of beliefs, values and purposes that define who we are and who we connect with. Our personality determines how we behave in different situations, how we dress and what we say. Of course for people it's intuitive and it's rare that you even consider what your own character is, but when you're building a brand it's vital to have that understanding.
    3. Consider what is driving your business.

    What does it believe in, what is its purpose and who are its brand heroes. These things can help establish your emotive brand positioning and inform the identity and character for brand communications.
    4. Aim to build long-term relationships with your customers.

    Don’t dress up your offering and raise expectations that result in broken promises, create trust with honest branding — be clear who your company is and be true to the values that drive it every day.
    5. Speak to your customers with a consistent tone of voice.

    It will help reinforce the business’s character and clarify its offering so customers are aware exactly what to expect from the product or service.
    6. Don't repeat the same message in the same way over and over again.

    Alternatively, aim to make your key messages work together to build a coherent identity.
    7. Don’t try to mimic the look of chains or big brands.

    Try and carve out your own distinctive identity. There is a big consumer trend towards independent establishments, and several chains are in fact trying to mimic an independent feel to capture some of that market. Truly independent operators can leverage their status to attract customers who are looking for something more original and authentic, that aligns with how feel about themselves.
    8. Be innovative, bold and daring – stand for something you believe in.

    Big brands are encumbered by large layers of bureaucracy, preventing them from being flexible and reacting to the ever-changing needs of their customers. Those layers of decision-makers can make it hard for them to be daring with their branding.
    9. Always consider your branding when communicating with customers.

    Don't lose your pride or dilute your brand positioning with indiscriminate discounting. Try offering more, rather than slashing prices. Promotions are an opportunity to reinforce your brand mission.
    10. The old way of stamping your logo on everything won't cut it.

    The future of branding is fluid and engaging — respect your customers' intelligence by not giving everything away up front. Generate some intrigue and allow them to unearth more about your brand for themselves. This is the way to foster ambassadors who revel in telling other people what they have discovered.
    you have the dude who is naturally thorough -Alpha
    you have the dude that wants to be thorough so he pretend to be Alpha -Beta
    then you have the nigga who wants to hang with the first two to be seen and grab any dropped crumbs.- Omega

    I am still struggling between blocks to get from the have nots to the have yachts and I won't be stopped.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HhTZZdVbjio


    God_YunnSion
  • 2stepz_ahead2stepz_ahead Who I am is Complex, What i am, simply put. I'm a Threat walking out the lions denPosts: 31,525 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Books on Branding

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    you have the dude who is naturally thorough -Alpha
    you have the dude that wants to be thorough so he pretend to be Alpha -Beta
    then you have the nigga who wants to hang with the first two to be seen and grab any dropped crumbs.- Omega

    I am still struggling between blocks to get from the have nots to the have yachts and I won't be stopped.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HhTZZdVbjio


    Sionkontakz.Alpha_Ambition
  • 2stepz_ahead2stepz_ahead Who I am is Complex, What i am, simply put. I'm a Threat walking out the lions denPosts: 31,525 ✭✭✭✭✭
    For those wanting to incorporate


    How to avoid Piercing the corporate veil



    Piercing the corporate veil" is a legal phrase that describes the owners of a corporation losing the limited liability that having a corporation provides them. When this happens, the owners’ personal assets can be used to satisfy business debts and liabilities. This concept doesn’t apply only to corporations, however. Any business type that provides limited liability to its owners is at risk of piercing the corporate veil if the owners don’t take the steps necessary to ensure this protection remains intact.
    Protecting your assets

    Corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) exist separately from their owners. Because of that, business assets are separate from owner assets. One of the main reasons you’re probably considering incorporating your business or forming an LLC is for the personal asset protection these business types provide. This protection is not guaranteed however. There are responsibilities that come with it.
    5 steps for maintaining personal asset protection and avoiding piercing the corporate veil

    Owners of corporations and LLCs must take steps to show that the business exists separately from the owners. Key steps include:

    Undertaking necessary formalities. Corporations have strict formalities they must follow, and while LLCs do not face the same requirements, many of the same steps are advisable.
    Corporations. Create and regularly update bylaws, issue shares of stock to owners (shareholders) and maintain a stock transfer ledger, hold both an initial and then annual meetings of both directors and shareholders, undertake any annual filings required by the state of incorporation in a timely manner and pay the necessary filing fees, and pay corporate taxes.
    LLCs. Undertake any annual filings required by the state of incorporation in a timely manner and pay the necessary filing fees. Recommended formalities include creating and regularly updating an operating agreement, issuing membership certificates to owners, keeping a membership transfer ledger, and holding both initial and annual meetings of the members (and managers, if your LLC is manager-managed).
    Documenting your business actions. Document the major business decisions and the major meetings you hold. For example, sign and keep contracts your company enters. Document that you held the initial and annual meetings of directors and shareholders (corporations) or members/managers (LLCs) and keep the meeting minutes from each of these meetings. Keep formal business documents for at least seven years.
    Don’t comingle business and personal assets. Keep business assets separate from the assets of the owner(s). Have a business checking account and business credit card and only use these for business expenses. Also keep assets such as equipment and property separate.
    Ensure adequate business capitalization. Your business will need money and the equipment and items necessary both to start and continue operations. There are many ways to do this: through your own money, accepting money from others and making them business owners, or through a business loan. Whatever your approach, without adequate capital, your business will not survive. Keep in mind, this capital needs to be designated to your business and not to you.
    Make your corporate or LLC status known. Create business cards that display the name of your corporation and LLC. Make purchases and pay invoices via a business checking account or credit card. Create invoices in the company name to send to your clients. Also, any contracts, leases and/or documents you sign should be in the company name.

    Remember: if a judge cannot distinguish between what belongs to the business and what belongs to the owner—and the owners cannot provide proof that all formalities have been followed—it may be deemed that you’re acting more like a sole proprietorship or general partnership than a corporation or LLC. The judge can then "pierce the corporate veil" and award your personal assets to any plaintiff.
    you have the dude who is naturally thorough -Alpha
    you have the dude that wants to be thorough so he pretend to be Alpha -Beta
    then you have the nigga who wants to hang with the first two to be seen and grab any dropped crumbs.- Omega

    I am still struggling between blocks to get from the have nots to the have yachts and I won't be stopped.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HhTZZdVbjio


    Sion
  • 2stepz_ahead2stepz_ahead Who I am is Complex, What i am, simply put. I'm a Threat walking out the lions denPosts: 31,525 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2014
    Piercing the Corporate Veil: When LLCs and Corporations May be at Risk

    http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/personal-liability-piercing-corporate-veil-33006.html


    A key reason that business owners and managers choose to form a corporation or limited liability company (LLC) is so that they won't be held personally liable for debts should the business be unable to pay its creditors. But sometimes courts will hold an LLC or corporation's owners, members, and shareholders personally liable for business debts. When this happens it's called "piercing the corporate veil."

    In these tough economic times, many small business owners are scrambling to keep their companies afloat or are closing down. If a corporation or LLC ends up having to shut its doors, the last thing a small business owner wants is to have to pay the business's debts. But when cash is tight and owners aren't careful, if an unpaid creditor sues for payment a court might "pierce the corporate veil" (lift the corporation or LLC's veil of limited liability) and hold the owners personally liable for their company's business debts.

    Read on to learn the rules about piercing the corporate veil. (To learn about other ways you can become personally liable for corporate debt, see Nolo's article Are You Personally Liable for Your Business's Debts?)
    Need to Pierce a Corporate Veil?

    If you are a business or service provider who provided goods or services to a company and didn't receive payment, you are on the other side of the problem. You may have tried to sue for payment, but when you attempted to collect the court judgment or debt, you found out the company is "defunct" (closed down) and has no assets. If you're lucky, the defunct company's owners may still have assets (and may even plan to go on to use their assets and contacts to start a new corporation or LLC). You may be able to access the owners' assets by piercing the corporate veil. We'll discuss this further below.
    Corporate Liability for Business Debts

    Corporations and LLCs are legal entities, separate and distinct from the people who create and own them (these people are called corporate shareholders or LLC members). One of the principal advantages of forming a corporation or an LLC is that, because the corporation or LLC is considered a separate entity (unlike partnerships and sole proprietorships), the owners and managers have limited personal liability for the company's debts. This means that the people who own and run the corporation or LLC cannot usually be held personally responsible for the debts of the business. But, in certain situations, courts can ignore the limited liability status of a corporation or LLC and hold its officers, directors, and shareholders or members personally liable for its debts. When this happens, it is called piercing the corporate veil. Closely held corporations and small LLCs are most likely to get their veils pierced (corporations that are owned by one or just a few people are called closely held corporations, or close corporations for short).
    Effects of Piercing the Corporate Veil

    If a court pierces a company's corporate veil, the owners, shareholders, or members of a corporation or LLC can be held personally liable for corporate debts. This means creditors can go after the owners' home, bank account, investments, and other assets to satisfy the corporate debt. But courts will impose personal liability only on those individuals who are responsible for the corporation or LLC's wrongful or fraudulent actions; they won't hold innocent parties personally liable for company debts.
    When Courts Will Pierce the Corporate Veil

    Courts might pierce the corporate veil and impose personal liability on officers, directors, shareholders, or members when all of the following are true.

    There is no real separation between the company and its owners. If the owners fail to maintain a formal legal separation between their business and their personal financial affairs, a court could find that the corporation or LLC is really just a sham (the owners' alter ego) and that the owners are personally operating the business as if the corporation or LLC didn't exist. For instance, if the owner pays personal bills from the business checking account or ignores the legal formalities that a corporation or LLC must follow (for example, by making important corporate or LLC decisions without recording them in minutes of a meeting), a court could decide that the owner isn't entitled to the limited liability that the corporate business structure would ordinarily provide.
    The company's actions were wrongful or fraudulent. If the owner(s) recklessly borrowed and lost money, made business deals knowing the business couldn't pay the invoices, or otherwise acted recklessly or dishonestly, a court could find financial fraud was perpetrated and that the limited liability protection shouldn't apply.
    The company's creditors suffered an unjust cost. If someone who did business with the company is left with unpaid bills or an unpaid court judgment and the above factors are present, a court will try to correct this unfairness by piercing the veil.

    Factors Courts Consider in Piercing the Corporate Veil

    The most common factors that courts consider in determining whether to pierce the corporate veil are:

    whether the corporation or LLC engaged in fraudulent behavior
    whether the corporation or LLC failed to follow corporate formalities
    whether the corporation or LLC was inadequately capitalized (if the corporation never had enough funds to operate, it was not really a separate entity that could stand on its own), and
    whether one person or a small group of closely related people were in complete control of the corporation or LLC.

    Some corporations and LLCs are especially vulnerable when these factors are considered, simply because of their size and business practices. Closely held companies are more susceptible to losing limited liability status than large, publicly traded corporations. There are several reasons for this.

    Failure to follow corporate formalities. Small corporations are less likely than their larger counterparts to observe corporate formalities, which makes them more vulnerable to a piercing of their corporate veil. To avoid trouble, it's best to play it safe. It's important for small corporations and LLCs to comply with the rules governing formation and maintenance of a corporation, including:

    holding annual meetings of directors and shareholders or members
    keeping accurate, detailed records (called "minutes") of important decisions that are made at the meetings
    adopting company bylaws, and
    making sure that officers and agents abide by those bylaws.

    commingling assets. Small business owners may be more likely than their larger counterparts to commingle their personal assets with those of the corporation or LLC. For example, some small business owners divert corporate assets for their own personal use by writing a check from the company account to make a payment on a personal mortgage -- or by depositing a check made payable to the corporation into the owner's personal bank account. This is called "commingling of assets." To avoid trouble, the corporation should maintain its own bank account and the owner should never use the company account for personal use or deposit checks payable to the company in a personal account.
    you have the dude who is naturally thorough -Alpha
    you have the dude that wants to be thorough so he pretend to be Alpha -Beta
    then you have the nigga who wants to hang with the first two to be seen and grab any dropped crumbs.- Omega

    I am still struggling between blocks to get from the have nots to the have yachts and I won't be stopped.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HhTZZdVbjio


    Sion
  • PurrPurr Evil Chuck Season. Jumpman jumpman Jumpman dat girl up to something!!!Posts: 32,382 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sion wrote: »
    Gonna sticky this thread and then move it around back and forth.

    I'll leave it in here for a bit tho.

    @sion thanks bae
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  • 2stepz_ahead2stepz_ahead Who I am is Complex, What i am, simply put. I'm a Threat walking out the lions denPosts: 31,525 ✭✭✭✭✭
    13 Types of Insurance a Small Business Owner Should Have

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/thesba/2012/01/19/13-types-of-insurance-a-small-business-owner-should-have/

    1. General Liability Insurance: Every business, even if home-based, needs to have liability insurance. The policy provides both defense and damages if you, your employees or your products or services cause or are alleged to have caused Bodily Injury or Property Damage to a third party.

    2. Property Insurance: If you own your building or have business personal property, including office equipment, computers, inventory or tools you should consider purchasing a policy that will protect you if you have a fire, vandalism, theft, smoke damage etc. You may also want to consider business interruption/loss of earning insurance as part of the policy to protect your earnings if the business is unable to operate.

    3. Business owner’s policy (BOP): A business owner policy packages all required coverage a business owner would need. Often, BOP’s will include business interruption insurance, property insurance, vehicle coverage, liability insurance, and crime insurance . Based on your company’s specific needs, you can alter what is included in a BOP. Typically, a business owner will save money by choosing a BOP because the bundle of services often costs less than the total cost of all the individual coverage’s.

    4. Commercial Auto Insurance: Commercial auto insurance protects a company’s vehicles. You can protect vehicles that carry employees, products or equipment. With commercial auto insurance you can insure your work cars, SUVs, vans and trucks from damage and collisions. If you do not have company vehicles, but employees drive their own cars on company business you should have non-owned auto liability to protect the company in case the employee does not have insurance or has inadequate coverage. Many times the non-owned can be added to the BOP policy.

    5. Worker’s Compensation: Worker’s compensation provides insurance to employees who are injured on the job. This type of insurance provides wage replacement and medical benefits to those who are injured while working. In exchange for these benefits, the employee gives up his rights to sue his employer for the incident. As a business owner, it is very important to have worker’s compensation insurance because it protects yourself and your company from legal complications. State laws will vary, but all require you to have workers compensation if you have W2 employees. Penalties for non-compliance can be very stiff.
    you have the dude who is naturally thorough -Alpha
    you have the dude that wants to be thorough so he pretend to be Alpha -Beta
    then you have the nigga who wants to hang with the first two to be seen and grab any dropped crumbs.- Omega

    I am still struggling between blocks to get from the have nots to the have yachts and I won't be stopped.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HhTZZdVbjio


  • 2stepz_ahead2stepz_ahead Who I am is Complex, What i am, simply put. I'm a Threat walking out the lions denPosts: 31,525 ✭✭✭✭✭

    6. Professional Liability Insurance: this type of insurance is also known as Errors and Omissions Insurance. The policy provides defense and damages for failure to or improperly rendering professional services. Your general liability policy does not provide this protection, so it is important to understand the difference. Professional liability insurance is applicable for any professional firm including lawyers, accountants, consultants, notaries, real estate agents, insurance agents, hair salons and technology providers to name a few..

    7. Directors and Officers Insurance: this type of insurance protects the directors and officers of a company against their actions that affect the profitability or operations of the company. If a director or officer of your company, as a direct result of their actions on the job, finds him or herself in a legal situation, this type of insurance can cover costs or damages lost as a result of a lawsuit.

    8. Data Breach: If the business stores sensitive or non-public information about employees or clients on their computers, servers or in paper files they are responsible for protecting that information. If a breach occurs either electronically or from a paper file a Data Breach policy will provide protection against the loss.

    9. Homeowner’s Insurance: Homeowner’s insurance is one of the most important kinds of insurance you need. This type of insurance can protect against damage to the home and against damage to items inside the home. Additionally, this type of insurance may protect you from accidents that happen at home or may have occurred due to actions of your own.

    10. Renter’s Insurance: Renter’s insurance is a sub-set of homeowner’s insurance which applies only to those whose who rent their home. The coverage is protects against damage to the physical property, contents of the property, and personal injury within the home.

    11. Life Insurance: Life insurance protects an individual against death. If you have life insurance, the insurer pays a certain amount of money to a beneficiary upon your death. You pay a premium in exchange for the payment of benefits to the beneficiary. This type of insurance is very important because it allows for peace of mind. Having life insurance allows you to know that your loved ones will not be burdened financially upon your death.

    12. Personal Automobile Insurance: Another very important type of insurance is auto insurance. Automobile insurance covers all road vehicles (trucks, cars, motorcycles, etc.). Auto insurance has a dual function, protecting against both physical damage and bodily injury resulting from a crash, and also any liability that might rise from the collision.

    13. Personal Umbrella Insurance: You may want some additional coverage, on top of insurance policies you already have. This is where personal umbrella insurance comes into play. This type of insurance is an extension to an already existing insurance policy and covers beyond the regular policy. This insurance can cover different kinds of claims, including homeowner’s or auto insurance. Generally, it is sold in increments of $1 million and is used only when liability on other policies has been exhausted.
    you have the dude who is naturally thorough -Alpha
    you have the dude that wants to be thorough so he pretend to be Alpha -Beta
    then you have the nigga who wants to hang with the first two to be seen and grab any dropped crumbs.- Omega

    I am still struggling between blocks to get from the have nots to the have yachts and I won't be stopped.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HhTZZdVbjio


    Bazz-B
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    i am about to start to really look at our stock picks in our retirement portfolio.

    I have been reading Michael Lewis books because he name drops and also give good books and websites to use while telling his stories.
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  • Cunt_LyfeCunt_Lyfe Posts: 3,998 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am trying to create an online magazine.

    How do you recommend I go about getting start up capital?
  • 2stepz_ahead2stepz_ahead Who I am is Complex, What i am, simply put. I'm a Threat walking out the lions denPosts: 31,525 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Looking for business mentors in almost any industry or capacity?

    http://www.score.org/

    they helped me out alot and helped with research and connections.

    but they will cut your ass off if they find out you want them to do all the work.

    you have the dude who is naturally thorough -Alpha
    you have the dude that wants to be thorough so he pretend to be Alpha -Beta
    then you have the nigga who wants to hang with the first two to be seen and grab any dropped crumbs.- Omega

    I am still struggling between blocks to get from the have nots to the have yachts and I won't be stopped.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HhTZZdVbjio


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  • PurrPurr Evil Chuck Season. Jumpman jumpman Jumpman dat girl up to something!!!Posts: 32,382 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Cunt_Lyfe wrote: »
    I am trying to create an online magazine.

    How do you recommend I go about getting start up capital?

    You can do most stuff online for free, especially an online magazine. Start off with wordpress and grow your community. It's really all about word or mouth and who your readers are.
    "The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman, the most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman."- Malcolm X
  • 2stepz_ahead2stepz_ahead Who I am is Complex, What i am, simply put. I'm a Threat walking out the lions denPosts: 31,525 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Evilchuck wrote: »
    Cunt_Lyfe wrote: »
    I am trying to create an online magazine.

    How do you recommend I go about getting start up capital?

    You can do most stuff online for free, especially an online magazine. Start off with wordpress and grow your community. It's really all about word or mouth and who your readers are.

    @‌evilchuck
    im watching you.

    you know a lil summin
    you have the dude who is naturally thorough -Alpha
    you have the dude that wants to be thorough so he pretend to be Alpha -Beta
    then you have the nigga who wants to hang with the first two to be seen and grab any dropped crumbs.- Omega

    I am still struggling between blocks to get from the have nots to the have yachts and I won't be stopped.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HhTZZdVbjio


  • BigBallsNoWorriesBigBallsNoWorries Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2014
    S/O to the young guru @Sion‌

    great premise, hopefully it gets a lot of exposure

    I've stated this b4 im just a young prince trying to be a king

    so from my experiences from what I've learned or have seen:

    There are 168 hrs in a week

    Regardless if you are a billionaire, millionaire, making stacks or making crumbs, EVERYONE has 168 hrs in a week, so that means that your powerful and wealthy business ppl like Oprah, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Mark Cuban and Warren Buffet to

    entertainers like 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Puffy and Russell Simmons

    168 is that number



    what separates them from your average person is their work ethic, belief, network, and desire

    If you want what they have, you aint going to be half-assing, fucking around, you have to adopt their mentality, passion and use it towards your own business/career

    I've immersed myself in countless self-help books and watched motivational videos and things of that nature

    you have to stay focused, hungry when full, have a great team and stay smart


    There are no secrets actually to success,it's been known for years, the very successful ppl are doing what other average run of the mill people won't

    Its How Bad Do You Want It that separates the contenders from the pretenders
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  • 2stepz_ahead2stepz_ahead Who I am is Complex, What i am, simply put. I'm a Threat walking out the lions denPosts: 31,525 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2014
    @BigBallsNoWorries‌

    i am so glad you wrote this.

    i have write something similar to post in here but it seems to always come off wrong. but you said what i wanted to say.

    your list is very underrated. i dont think people understand the what, hows and whens.

    and a lot of people don't have patience. they want it now and dont want to wait.

    focus, minset, patience, networking and build alliances, self belief, diversification, listening, being teachable, no corner cutting and when needed-controlled aggression.
    those are things i wrote about.

    but right now....

    salute sir.
    nice addition.....nice
    you have the dude who is naturally thorough -Alpha
    you have the dude that wants to be thorough so he pretend to be Alpha -Beta
    then you have the nigga who wants to hang with the first two to be seen and grab any dropped crumbs.- Omega

    I am still struggling between blocks to get from the have nots to the have yachts and I won't be stopped.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HhTZZdVbjio


  • 2stepz_ahead2stepz_ahead Who I am is Complex, What i am, simply put. I'm a Threat walking out the lions denPosts: 31,525 ✭✭✭✭✭
    sorry...i forgot to add respect to that list. that is the most important in my eyes.

    you have the dude who is naturally thorough -Alpha
    you have the dude that wants to be thorough so he pretend to be Alpha -Beta
    then you have the nigga who wants to hang with the first two to be seen and grab any dropped crumbs.- Omega

    I am still struggling between blocks to get from the have nots to the have yachts and I won't be stopped.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HhTZZdVbjio


  • BigBallsNoWorriesBigBallsNoWorries Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭
    pralims wrote: »
    sorry...i forgot to add respect to that list. that is the most important in my eyes.

    Thats where "word is bond" fits in

    Just like the og tony Montana said "All I have in this world is my balls and my word and I dont break em for nobody"

    Any person who is honest with themselves, and respects the hustle

    Can respect another hustle

    U may or may not like 50 Cent but his hustle is undeniable

    Massager is an asshole but his hustle is incredible

    Puffy is a snake ass dude, but again that drive and hustle is ridiculous

    And all of em talk shit

    Better yet in other words it aint bragging if you can back it up

    If you cant respect that then there are other issues that u need to address within yourself
    You Down to Travel?

    I've been International since I was 16

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  • BigBallsNoWorriesBigBallsNoWorries Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭
    *Mayweather hustle

    Mobile posting is frustrating at times
    You Down to Travel?

    I've been International since I was 16

    Listen to my thoughts on traveling while black throughout europe, my thoughts on traveling in general and my experiences crazy/interesting stories

    at my Travel Blog right here

    htttp://www.travelis4life.wordpress.com
  • PurrPurr Evil Chuck Season. Jumpman jumpman Jumpman dat girl up to something!!!Posts: 32,382 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks big balls!
    "The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman, the most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman."- Malcolm X
    BigBallsNoWorries
  • 2stepz_ahead2stepz_ahead Who I am is Complex, What i am, simply put. I'm a Threat walking out the lions denPosts: 31,525 ✭✭✭✭✭
    im stealing the 168....

    imma use that for everything
    you have the dude who is naturally thorough -Alpha
    you have the dude that wants to be thorough so he pretend to be Alpha -Beta
    then you have the nigga who wants to hang with the first two to be seen and grab any dropped crumbs.- Omega

    I am still struggling between blocks to get from the have nots to the have yachts and I won't be stopped.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HhTZZdVbjio


    PurrBigBallsNoWorries
  • BigBallsNoWorriesBigBallsNoWorries Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Evilchuck wrote: »
    Thanks big balls!

    @Evilchuck‌ i'm known to deliver year round im on that UPS shit

    I'm full of that positive motivational energy

    talk with me, and you may change that avi from looking like u want to murder a nigga because he didnt call you back at night lol

    but I digress, your welcome
    You Down to Travel?

    I've been International since I was 16

    Listen to my thoughts on traveling while black throughout europe, my thoughts on traveling in general and my experiences crazy/interesting stories

    at my Travel Blog right here

    htttp://www.travelis4life.wordpress.com
    Purr
  • PurrPurr Evil Chuck Season. Jumpman jumpman Jumpman dat girl up to something!!!Posts: 32,382 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Evilchuck wrote: »
    Thanks big balls!

    @Evilchuck‌ i'm known to deliver year round im on that UPS shit

    I'm full of that positive motivational energy

    talk with me, and you may change that avi from looking like u want to murder a nigga because he didnt call you back at night lol

    but I digress, your welcome

    I dont know if this is sexual or motivational but im going to clutch my pearls on this @bigballsnoworries
    "The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman, the most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman."- Malcolm X
    BigBallsNoWorries
  • BigBallsNoWorriesBigBallsNoWorries Posts: 5,425 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited July 2014
    Evilchuck wrote: »
    Evilchuck wrote: »
    Thanks big balls!

    @Evilchuck‌ i'm known to deliver year round im on that UPS shit

    I'm full of that positive motivational energy

    talk with me, and you may change that avi from looking like u want to murder a nigga because he didnt call you back at night lol

    but I digress, your welcome

    I dont know if this is sexual or motivational but im going to clutch my pearls on this @bigballsnoworries

    you take it as both =), whatever works out

    but we can't be mixing business & pleasure here @Evilchuck‌

    we can find another place for that

    but as far as this thread is concerned

    more drops are welcomed, stock tips, motivational shit whatever

    btw speaking on stocks heres another site, ya'll prolly have already heard of it

    http://www.investopedia.com/


    essentially a stock trading simulator, no real money involved, but you get to see how the process of stocks work as it takes real time information from the actual stock market

    use to play this back in high school when I took economics, use this as a warm-up guide to get the feel of how the stock market works
    You Down to Travel?

    I've been International since I was 16

    Listen to my thoughts on traveling while black throughout europe, my thoughts on traveling in general and my experiences crazy/interesting stories

    at my Travel Blog right here

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  • Cunt_LyfeCunt_Lyfe Posts: 3,998 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Evilchuck wrote: »
    Cunt_Lyfe wrote: »
    I am trying to create an online magazine.

    How do you recommend I go about getting start up capital?

    You can do most stuff online for free, especially an online magazine. Start off with wordpress and grow your community. It's really all about word or mouth and who your readers are.

    Would you recommend a kickstarter?
  • PurrPurr Evil Chuck Season. Jumpman jumpman Jumpman dat girl up to something!!!Posts: 32,382 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Cunt_Lyfe wrote: »
    Evilchuck wrote: »
    Cunt_Lyfe wrote: »
    I am trying to create an online magazine.

    How do you recommend I go about getting start up capital?

    You can do most stuff online for free, especially an online magazine. Start off with wordpress and grow your community. It's really all about word or mouth and who your readers are.

    Would you recommend a kickstarter?

    No. There's no need for funds except for creating your personalized banner, which you can get on fiverr for 5-20 dollars.

    You can own your own domain for 30 bucks for a year or 50 for two years.

    The ads from your site will generate revenue.

    At the most starting up, you'll pay 100 bucks.

    You just gotta get word to mouth started and a big following from your potential audience.
    "The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman, the most unprotected person in America is the Black woman. The most neglected person in America is the Black woman."- Malcolm X
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