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The Brandon Green Report: May 2021

May 10, 2021

  I said it last year as we went into the pandemic: We were entering the best and the worst of times. You see it everywhere. From disparities in vaccine access to the acceleration of the housing and public equities markets, it’s a good time to live in the U.S. and have resources—if you’re so…

The Brandon Green Report: April 2021

April 15, 2021

  From NFTs, to the booming economy driving inflation concerns, to tax season, there is a lot going on this spring! And let’s be honest: If you’re like most entrepreneurs out there, you’re probably just trying to keep your head above water running your business. In today’s publication I provide some context for the latest business…

Making Sense of Worker Classifications With My CPA, Larry Rubin

April 13, 2021

How do you make sense of worker classifications? When you’re a small business owner, you may employ several W-2 employees, but you also likely work with at least a few (and sometimes a lot of) independent contractors. How you file taxes for those workers is really important, because if you do it wrong, it can…

Count Shane Feldman In

April 1, 2021

Shane Feldman is the former Founder and CEO of Count Me In, an organization built as an entrepreneurship incubator to promote and uplift aspiring business owners. Now, Shane is my new chief of staff here at Brandon Green Chapter 2 Ventures.  This is an opportunity I’ve been thinking about creating for quite a long time.…

The Brandon Green Report: March 2021

March 15, 2021

  Shorter and more focused.  I’ve been asking some of you for feedback on this newsletter, and that’s what I’ve been hearing: make it shorter and more focused. I agree! In that spirit, my team and I have narrowed this month’s edition into three sections: Current Business Data Insights, Entrepreneurs Making It Happen, and Playing…

The Brandon Green Report: February 2021

February 15, 2021

    February can be quite cold and dreary in DC. If I had to pick a month to skip, it would probably be this one (sorry February lovers)… Fortunately, it’s short, and I’ve learned to “hack” my way through by using the month to clear up inconsistencies in my meditation routine––which supports clear, peaceful,…

Living Empowered with Dr. Julie Lopez

February 10, 2021

Dr. Julie Lopez is a licensed clinical social worker and the author of Live Empowered!: Rewiring Your Brain’s Implicit Memory, a comprehensive primer on implicit memory—those stored memories we don’t actively recall, but that affect our thoughts and behaviors. I interviewed her about the different types of memories our brains and bodies process, and we…

Coaching People Through Wealth Building

January 28, 2021

Recently, I wrote a reflective piece on my wealth-building journey, the building of which has been instrumental in creating the life I’m genuinely happy with. If you read it, you’ll see that I didn’t take a traditional path to wealth. I took a long and hard route, which has now inspired me to help other…

How Did I Do It? My Wealth Building Journey in 3 Phases

January 15, 2021

Not knowing how you’re going to pay your mortgage at the end of the month is frightening in a way you never forget if you experience it. I know that feeling, and while it has been 15 years since I was faced with that reality, sometimes it feels like yesterday.  Running away from that emotional…

Brandon’s Journey

To would-be entrepreneurs: There has been a big mistake.

June 25, 2018

I’m 6 weeks into my 2018 summer listening tour.  For those who missed it earlier, I’m touring the country and listening.  I’m listening because now is a special time in my professional narrative, and we are experiencing a unique time in history which is creating a whitespace of opportunity for entrepreneurs like me. The 4thindustrial…

I was 36 months away from being irrelevant

June 18, 2018

I was maybe 36 months away from being completely irrelevant.  And didn’t even know it.  I hope this post is a wake-up call for you too. According to analytics from Flurry, a year ago we were spending 5 hours a day on our mobile device.  You know, that thing we used to call a cell…

Unexpectedly I’ve become very judgmental

June 5, 2018

June 5th, downtown DC, 78 degrees. Unexpectedly I’ve become very judgmental and frankly I’m embarrassed to admit it.  A couple weeks ago I found $220 cash, by the Washington Monument.  I waited around for quite a while to see if anyone would come back and appear to be looking for something.  No one came, and…

How do you define success?

June 4, 2018

Washington, DC – Crestwood.  78 and finally sunny after weeks of rain. A couple days ago I had a conversation with Brandon T. Adams.  He, along with his finance Samantha Rossin is producing a show called Success in Your City.  The premise is to discover what success is.  It was a fascinating conversation – I…

blackberry farm

Solving world problems by closing gaps between capital and business

June 2, 2018

Walland, Tennessee, 83 degrees, humid – Blackberry Farm. This weekend I’m at the farm for our annual YPO retreat. YPO is a global platform for business entrepreneurs to engage, learn and grow.  So far this weekend I’ve had some fascinating conversations with some extremely successful business leaders about their business models, their opportunities and their challenges. …

White Space from Grief and Change

May 31, 2018

IAD to Austin, TX.  I’m in the white space.  It’s quieter here than I expected.  Two things have pushed me here, one willingly, the other not.  The unwillingness was the death of my 19-year cat last week.  This has hit me harder than I expected. I literally sobbed off and on for almost two days…

Are You Locked in an Unhappy Story?

January 17, 2018

Hello from the Eurostar on the way to Paris. Travel is powerful for many reasons.  One big reason is it lessens thinking and expands experiencing of the present moment.  The combination of quieting the racing mind and opening to experience creates a space in which creativity flows and counterbalancing occurs.  Consider adding some more travel…

Grow My Business

A Three Stage Approach to a Pathway to Success in 2020

May 23, 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…

The End…and a beginning

April 18, 2020

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,…

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

April 10, 2020

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

March 27, 2020

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

March 20, 2020

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.

March 15, 2020

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…

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

March 15, 2020

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?

February 13, 2020

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…

How to practically improve the direction of your business

February 2, 2020

Trying to improve your life and your business?  You may have heard the following advice… Create a Vision Board!  No, you should Think Bigger!  Or, get better at Goal Setting.  Actually, it all starts with Daily Affirmations! Let’s face it, there is a lot of advice out there about how to make things better for yourself.  Heck, an entire industry has…

Improve My Life

A Three Stage Approach to a Pathway to Success in 2020

May 23, 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…

The End…and a beginning

April 18, 2020

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,…

What Inspires Me During a Difficult Week

March 20, 2020

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…

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

March 15, 2020

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…

An Invitation to Revitalize Our Lives in a Meaningful Way in 2020

December 28, 2019

Late this past fall I was driving to an appointment when a call came in from a very good friend. I was pretty sure I knew what he was calling about. For the last year and a half, he had been struggling with a decision to leave his company and start anew. It was an…

What I’ve Read in 2019

December 21, 2019

A friend of mine Christopher Schroeder recently wrote this post on LinkedIn, highlighting the best books he’s read this year. He worked through 110 books in 2019 and it made me wonder, how many books did I read in 2019 and what were they? It turns out it was far less than Chris’ 110, though…

4 Practical Tips to Get Through The Holiday Season

December 15, 2019

I consider myself an extroverted introvert. I’m very much a people person, though I also need to manage that interaction or it can become too much. Therefore I’m very thoughtful about my social interactions and work to manage my energy. During the holiday, this can really be a challenge so I thought I’d share a…

It turns out you can have it all…let me explain

July 6, 2019

I disagree with the notion, you can’t have it all and that you have to choose.  Make money, or do meaningful work.  Great body, or spend time with the family.  I actually think you can have it all. Now before you roll your eyes and your skepticism takes over, give me a moment to explain.…

Relationships, balancing ambition to grow with the long game

June 2, 2019

It’s all about the relationships; your network is your net worth.  We hear this, or maybe even say it, but what does it mean?  How do you actually execute on it? If there was one thing I wish I had paid more attention to when I was growing my business, it would be this.  I…

Small Business Series

A Three Stage Approach to a Pathway to Success in 2020

May 23, 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…

The End…and a beginning

April 18, 2020

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,…

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

April 10, 2020

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

March 27, 2020

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

March 20, 2020

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.

March 15, 2020

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…

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

March 15, 2020

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?

February 13, 2020

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…

How to practically improve the direction of your business

February 2, 2020

Trying to improve your life and your business?  You may have heard the following advice… Create a Vision Board!  No, you should Think Bigger!  Or, get better at Goal Setting.  Actually, it all starts with Daily Affirmations! Let’s face it, there is a lot of advice out there about how to make things better for yourself.  Heck, an entire industry has…