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How do we address the gaps in minority business ownership?

I recently interviewed Shelly Bell, founder of Black Girl Ventures, a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to community, education, and leadership development for Black and Brown woman founders. We spoke about the painful and unacceptable racial disparities in the distribution of the Paycheck Protection Program as an example of the gaps in business. She pointed out, we…

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Why the Sudden Collapse of Small Businesses?

Then as we all now know, sometime around the end of 2019 the Coronavirus pandemic began, disrupting the global economy and shuttering small businesses around the world. Very difficult, for sure, but why was this such a sudden and destructive blow to small businesses after so much progress post-2008? Too little cash reserves and too…

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Falling From the Precipice: Redefining Small Business in America

The US reported a 13.3% unemployment rate in May, — the worst since WWII. This is despite pumping trillions of dollars into the economy designed to save small businesses and jobs. Twelve years of difficult work recovering from the great recession, gone in only two months. We have no reference for such an immediate and…

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Stories of Grit: Brandon Green on How to Stay Successful for the Long Haul

I was recently interviewed by KW Outfront Magazine. My favorite part of the article is when I discuss the intersection between real estate and the outstanding impact it has on one’s life. I enjoyed getting the chance to sit down and be part of such an in-depth conversation. Please enjoy. Written by: KW Outfront Magazine…

A Three Stage Approach to a Pathway to Success in 2020

Friends, At the end of March, I took my 2020 business and personal goals and put them aside. It was clear, everything had changed and the year I planned was not the year that would be. While it’s still jarring to recall how quickly it all changed, I’m increasingly excited to see how the great…

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The End…and a beginning

This is the end. The end of our naiveté about just how connected we really are. The end of invincibility and thinking our money, our power, or our status can protect us from everything. This is also the end of some relationships. And most certainly the end of some businesses, some careers, hopes and dreams,…

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How Brandon Green Consulting can help small businesses survive the COVID crisis

When the market crashed in 2008 it hit me like a ton of bricks. I was unprepared. As a result, I sat at the precipice of financial collapse until I figured out how to pivot, be successful, and grow during a recession. It was painful.  This time it has been the speed of change that…

The Black Swan

For most of us, this is the Black Swan event that will define our career. How are you doing so far? I was in the early years of my real estate business when 2008 hit and I learned a few things I’ve been deploying the last couple weeks I thought I’d share. Speed matters. As…

What Inspires Me During a Difficult Week

Who can adequately describe the last seven days? Experiences like this are beyond language and will be told best by artists, philosophers, and historians in the years to come. I’ve been in emergency triage mode this week speaking with our teams, securing our finances, cutting expenses, canceling commitments, and brainstorming ways to make lemonade out…

Focus Forward, it Helps.

This coming week is likely to be chaotic and full of twists and turns. It’s incredibly stressful right now to adjust to so many things so significantly, all at once. And by all measures, we are all going to be susceptible to a variety of increasingly aggressive measures to contain the virus. There is little…

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Making some early predictions: How will Covid-19 affect us in business?

Two months are burned into my memory. September 2001, and October 2008. And now a third – March 2020. In 2001 and 2008 things were indeed never the same and now, in March 2020, we will look back on this month with some nostalgia and say the same. While the next several months are likely…

Are you running your business or is your business running you?

In business, we say, “hold your money accountable” often with a finger shake at ourselves or at others.  But what does that actually mean and how do you do it? The adage might have come from its cousin “you have to spend money to make money.”  So let’s take a look at these and see…