It’s interesting to look back over the past few years and see how the startup scene has evolved. A few years back, new business owners weren’t running after funding to put their startups on the map. They came up with creative ways to do so and pushed the boundaries of what we thought was impossible to accomplish. (more…)Continue Reading
I was sitting down with some friends Sunday afternoon and we were talking about the likely hood of success. What the odds are for someone to make it as an entrepreneur and how many people are left in the wake with broken hearts and dreams.
To be honest, the majority of business owners or label them as, “entrepreneurs,” if you want, are likely to fail. (more…)Continue Reading
Email Marketing isn’t dead. It’s just starting. The more people getting access to internet is empowering you to reach a larger audience. I made the mistake of not starting an email list when I launched my first blog and so many others made that same mistake.
When is the best time to start an email list you might ask? Yesterday was the best day. (more…)Continue Reading
Your business is only as strong as your brand. Your brand is only as strong as your reach and your reach is amplified by the core people that make up your business. It’s a cycle that needs to be focused on.
One of the many questions I often have to answer coming from new business owners or founders are related to marketing their business. They want to know where they can market their business. It’s not often times really about the, “How” for them, but its about the where. (more…)Continue Reading
I find it interesting how often I run into friends, colleagues or just people that I meet that struggle to push out content. I mean content at all. They just throw their hands in the air and wave it like they just don’t care…Haha, no, they keep saying they don’t have any ideas.
Nothing. Nada. Zip. (more…)Continue Reading
If you’ve been around the marketing space in recent years, you already have this looping through your head on a daily basis… “The money is in the list, the money is in the list, and the money is in the list.”
People have frantically scoured to find ways to increase their email list size and often times it hasn’t been the right way.
Now I’m not going to go through a long list of how not to build your list today, instead I am going to focus on one little aspect. (more…)Continue Reading
For me an Entrepreneur is someone who owns a business, employs people and is able to step away from that business if they have to for a brief period of time whilst it grows and they rest.
Over the years I’ve met a lot of people who have referred to themselves as entrepreneurs. Some of them were in fact entrepreneurs, but the rest of them were individuals who were either freelancing, just setting up shop or running their businesses by themselves without any hired help. (more…)Continue Reading
Admission plays a big role in maturity. We often fail to admit our wrongs and try to justify our situations with our own opinions. When all we need to do is be teachable.
I believed I knew how life was going to turn out. I had good mentors, people that I believed could teach me a lot about life and business. I set goals, I chased them, I reached some of them and the others fell away to be pushed down a funnel and re-enter my target area. (more…)Continue Reading
Fear kills dreams. Fear kills hope. Fear can age you. Fear can direct your life by steering your emotions. Our biggest enemy in life is fear. If you decide to face your fears and stand up for who you are, you join an elite group of people who are unbreakable.
To me, being unbreakable doesn’t mean that I’m better than you. It means that I’m in control of my life. My decisions, situations and emotions are all the same. They function as a unit. They work together to help me be the best version of ME. (more…)Continue Reading
About Jacques van Heerden
Jacques is an entrepreneur, investor and podcaster who founded the An1ken Group in 2007 on the premise that Any One Can be successful. He is passionate about helping you achieve greatness in your business and your life.