The Intentional Entrepreneur: Are You Ready to Be a Business Owner?

Are you ready to be a business owner September 7.png
Thank you this helped me get a clearer view of my business vision and push through my insecurities.
— April Nieves

At our 4-hour workshop led by Mike Steadman Founder of IRONBOUND Boxing, attendees learned how to…⁣⁣⁣

  • ASSESS Your Entrepreneurial Interest

  • ALIGN Your Priorities with Your Vision

  • Start small - THINK BIG Generate Ideas and Define Your Business

  • MAKE IT HAPPEN Identify Action Steps toward Business Ownership


Entrepreneurship is hard. There is a mental, physical, and emotional cost. Now that you’ve had some time to reflect on what we went over, I want you to think long and hard about what it’s going to take to bring your visions to life. Many of us have aspirations of building national and international brands, myself included. However, we have to crawl before we can walk. What do we need to do to generate that first 100k in revenue? What are the daily, weekly, and monthly actions that are going to get us there. We need to be deliberate and intentional about every decision we make.

No one is going to do the work for us. That’s one of the reasons we pushed you so hard during the workshop. While networking is nice, getting work done is even better. There’s enough networking opportunities out there, but what separates the winners from the losers, is being prepared for success. Get the vision for your company on paper, develop your strategies and tactics. Start recruiting your teams and focus on execution! Entrepreneurship is very action oriented and I hope that we were able to at least help you generate momentum. The following are a couple of key books/resources to help improve your business acumen. If you want to own your own business, then it’s time to think and act like a small business owner.

Book Recommendations:

  1. “The 1- Page Marketing Plan: Get New Customers, Make More Money, And Stand Out From The Crowd” by Allan Dib, purchase the book HERE

    1. This book will teach you everything you need to know to initially generate revenue. If you want to make money, read this book. I’ve read the book at least 3X, listened to it on Audible 2X, and am currently re-reading it again. This is book you need to know!

  2. “Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen” by Donald Miller, purchase the book HERE

    1. The title speaks for itself. In addition, this book will tell you exactly what you need to know for building your website, sales copy, and everything else regarding speaking to clients.

  3. “The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business” by Josh Kauffman, purchase the bok HERE

    1. Learn the lingo of business. Value Proposition, Go-to-Market Strategy, Three phase financial model, customer life-time value. Read it, learn it, own it. 

Podcast Recommendations:

  1. Your FIRST $100K: Make $100K+ in the Next 12 Months™ - No B.S

    1. It’s great and really hits you in the feels, especially if you are already in the hustle!