Welcome to my blog and my brand…
the Business School of Hard Knocks™
What’s in a name… why have I chosen to use the name of the Business School of Hard Knocks™?
If most Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners were completely honest with themselves, they would agree that part of the process of building a successful business – and this applies to virtually ANY business – is that they have been run through the business wringer of adversity on their way to the success they have achieved.
And the reality is this happens to one degree or another, regardless of how much preparation or education an Entrepreneur and small business owner may have had prior to launching their first business.
As you already know, because you’ve lived it, there’s no such thing as a straight line upward to the success you have already achieved. Part of the challenge we face as Entrepreneurs is often times we don’t know what we don’t know… until we have been through it.
So this reality forces us to make decisions without all of the knowledge and specifics we might otherwise like to have, and some of those decisions will inevitably be bad decisions that we have to “pay” for one way or another.
If you're like me, then I know you’ve had some successes, many challenges to overcome, and likely even some abject failures along the way; all leading to the success you have experienced today, or sometime in your past, as an Entrepreneur.
So, all of these amazing experiences - what I like to call the good, the bad and the ugly - are an unavoidable part of the Entrepreneurial process of achieving success, that should not only be recognized, but even celebrated!
Instead, more often than not, this part of the experience is simply swept under the rug.
All of these experiences contribute to your self-made education, and, as a whole, make up what I am calling the Business School of Hard Knocks™.
Now, if you’ve been an Entrepreneur for any length of time, and have experience in launching and building a business, or businesses, as the case may be, then you know what I am talking about.
Thus, this is an introduction to what I plan to become a very major brand, and frankly even a movement, with the goal and mission to honor, celebrate, educate and support small business Entrepreneurs of all stripes.
As a matter of fact, if I could look down the road just 10 short years from now, I want to have 100,000 Alumni members of the Business School of Hard Knocks™.
Now, wouldn't that be a movement of Entrepreneurial Power worth celebrating?
Just imagine how many lives would be positively impacted in the process. I can't wait to get this going, and I hope YOU will be one of the thousands upon thousand who will join us in this cause!
Whether you are a relatively new Entrepreneur who has embarked on your very first business venture, or if you’re more like me, an Entrepreneur who has been around the block a few times – or somewhere in between – it is my goal to be able to provide some great insights for you through the various touch-points available on this website, and within this Blog, that will help you build your business, overcome challenges, provide you some needed honor and recognition, and allow you the opportunity to thrive and achieve the success you both deserve and desire.
My brand incorporates several touch points that will all work together toward this end including:
Let’s start by focusing on the content of this Blog.
The core of this Blog will be about you, your story, as previously outlined. I may, from time to time, post other related and inspiring stories from other publications where I feel the content and the inspiration is appropriate for our purpose here.
And, our purpose here is to Empower and Inspire you to just keep going, working through your difficulties, whatever they may be today, or tomorrow
One thing I want you to understand is that I do not profess or purport to be “all knowing” when it comes to business – even with the nearly 30 years I have had as an Entrepreneur and small business owner and consultant.
As it seems appropriate, from time-to-time, I may even have an occasional guest author. If you would like to be a guest author, and have a particular expertise you would like to lend to this Blog, please contact me directly by clicking here, and we’ll see where you can best fit in.
Keep in mind, I will need to validate your business experience, and will likely ask you for samples of writing you have done previously to assure that the quality of your work will meet our standards.
In conclusion for this inaugural Blog post, thank you for your interest and please spread the word to your contacts and associates about what you have found here that is most meaningful to you.
Until next time… I look forward to seeing you in the trenches, where we are each building our businesses, and living the Entrepreneurial dream!
About Kyle Robinson
Following are a few highlights about myself and my background.
I welcome your comments and feedback, and if you know Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners that will also benefit from this Blog and my overall products and services, I invite your to share my website and Blog with your friends and collegues.
Thank you and once again Welcome to my Blog and my Brand!
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