I want to help 100 Miami based entrepreneurs owners in 2019

Taking control of your business is important if you want to see success. As a business advisor, I consult with successful businesses and entrepreneurs who have that twinkle in their eyes about a particular idea. The latter are my favorite types of people to interact with while advising.

Miami still has a long way to go in terms of big jobs

2018 had some major news for the Miami business ecosystem. Amazon was on the hunt for their 2nd headquarters outside of Seattle, Washington. Personally, I have never made it to Seattle but I know they don’t have the beaches as we do and I will pass for now. Furthermore, who would want to leave the sun and fun for rainy gloomy days but the hopes of running into Jeff Bezo’s? I’d rather run into Puff Daddy at LIV nightclub but I digress. Miami lost the battle to the DMV and NYC areas respectively; unsurprisingly because both markets have a lot to offer. Miami has a long way to go if they want to be taken seriously in the big jobs market.

How I am helping the Miami ecosystem

As mentioned before; I was hired by Magnitax.com to be a business advisor and accountant. It took me a while to step away from my startup pursuits to do something most people shy away from doing. Accounting isn’t as sexy as being a web developer, in contrast, we are still in high demand and it really does not take a 3-month course to be taken seriously. At this moment, our business owners need to build financially sound and legacy businesses. This would help with creating some of the infrastructures large corporations need to employ staff members. Think about it; if high-skilled workers come to a city; shouldn’t there be successful businesses waiting to provide a high level of services. The best way to do that is if businesses are started with a sound foundation built in healthy financials, marketing plan, and overall healthy business climate.

There is no silver bullet to Miami’s brain drain

In 2014 I left Miami for a role with an investment firm in Jacksonville, Florida. If you asked me then why I took the job it would be based on the lack of serious roles in Miami. I’m unaware of everyone’s job and how much they make. However, I can say with certainty that Miami has a shadow economy. It probably would take a Ph.D. in economics for me to give solid proof but for right now, I will explain in three sentences. Miami has a tendency to hire senior-level employees from other cities or countries. Most of the employees here support the following employers; Miami-Dade College, Miami-Dade Public School System, and Miami-Dade County government. Everyone else works for a large corporation with offices here or a company with less than 20 employees. If you are lucky, a good job will be available but most people do not wait that long before leaving. Something has to change quickly, I pray to be part of the solution.

I can say with certainty that Miami has a shadow economy. It probably would take a Ph.D. in economics for me to give solid proof but for right now, I will explain in three sentences.

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The Lifestyle Connoisseur University: Start a Blog in 48 hours using WordPress Website Course

We are having a Launch Your Website Course. This course is a partnership between Digital Vurv and The Lifestyle Connoisseur University. You will be able to build your WordPress backed website and have it running in 48hrs. Furthermore, these hours are stretched over a weeklong period for ease.

The course will be taught by, Jean-Désir a serial entrepreneur from Miami, Florida. Jean-Désir has launched and managed 25 unique brands in the last year. Are you ready?

There are two levels of courses to choose from.

48hrs Online Course: You will learn this course strictly online in 30 minute increment videos. $300 is the down-payment for the $1,500 course.

Includes:

  • Domain – 1 year
  • Hosting – 1 year
  • Email – 1 year
    • Includes 5 separate emails
  • Premium Theme – Enfold Theme*
  • Premium Royalty-Free Images
  • Unlimited replays of courses
  • Quarterly video-conference meetings for 1 year
    • Discuss platform updates
    • Market trends information relevant to brand

*If you want a separate theme, we can discuss pricing separately. Not valid for e-Commerce stores.


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48hrs Online + Flex Course: You will learn this course online and the final day will be live at Tapestry Park on Saturday January 13, 2018 from 08:00 am – 01:00 pm. $500 is the down-payment for the $3,000 course.

  • Domain – 2 years
  • Hosting Plan – 2 years
  • Email Plan – 2 years
  • Premium Theme – Up to $85 in value
  • Premium Royalty-Free Images
  • Unlimited replays of courses
  • Monthly video-conference meetings – 1 year
    • Discuss your platform updates
    • Market trends information relevant to brand
    • 30 minutes
  • Weekly Strategy calls – 1 year
    • 15-minute sessions
  • Social Media Calendar Google Spreadsheet
  • Content Distribution Calendar Google Spreadsheet

*If you want a separate theme, we can discuss pricing separately. Not valid for e-Commerce stores.




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When is it time to start a new journey in life as a serial entrepreneur?

When is it time to start a new journey in life as a serial entrepreneur? Great question and this year has just started and I have been a witness to many new journey’s being taken. For instance, the Ball brothers going overseas to play basketball LiAngelo Ball, LaMelo Ball combine for 29 points in Lithuanian pro debut. I love their story and it will be the basis of so much content for a lot of sports writers for years to come.

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Just a tid bit about my basketball past; I never made the first cut from middle-school to high-school. However, basketball always taught me that it is more about your confidence in your game vs your skills.

You took a chance on a idea from a napkin, now what?

In continuation with the topic at hand. Embarking on a journey is sometimes so crucial to your success as a serial entrepreneur. You may find it could be easier to continue walking on pre-paved trails to ease the pain of uncertainty in your goals. However, where is the fun in this if you took a chance on a idea on a napkin?

51.6 percent of businesses were operated primarily from someone’s home. (Source: SBE Council)

With the thought of either spending your weekends or the rest of your life building an idea. It is important to keep in mind that sometimes it is best to start a new journey for your career or entrepreneurial ventures. As you can probably tell, I am extremely focused on entrepreneurs for this blog. Regardless of this fact, I understand that everyone will not ever become entrepreneurs but may need to embark on a new path anyway.

My team and I have sat back and eliminated a bunch of events that did not fit our goals for 2018. We see a BIG push towards online media. Moreover, this online media needs to be niche focused and more inclusive of the fast-paced social media time.

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