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The Crossover of Hip Hop and Entrepreneurship

The Sound of Business, Hip Hop and Entrepreneurship | Dr. Tori Ellis Authenticity is everything in music and business. So, when you come across an individual that is living it, you stop and you listen. You listen to the words, the tone, the passion. The Sound of Business may be the name of a business

Reset Your Mind Like a Maltipoo | Sit. Reset. Go. | KazSource

Reset Your Mind Like a Maltipoo

Our Maltipoo, Clyde, is filled with energy, love, and a desire to protect us from Amazon drivers, neighbors that say hello, and that mean Bichon Frisé that’s scared of his own shadow. Lunging, barking, all with a face that if he wasn’t so small might actually scare you—doesn’t happen every time, but when it does

Graduation Season Reimagined | KazSource blog

Graduation Season Reimagined

Oh, the joys of graduation season, right? The grand processions, caps soaring through the air, tight hugs, endless photo sessions, celebratory parties, and that quintessential rite of passage. And speakers – my gosh, the speakers! They come bearing updates, stories, names, lessons, and the unspoken “look at me” aura. Don’t get me wrong. Not all

Weathering the Storm of Decision Making with The Art of Clear Thinking

Weathering the Storm of Decision Making with ‘The Art of Clear Thinking’

Deciding between hitting the beach on June 28th or 30th? You’d think it’s simple, but nope, it’s like a mind-bending puzzle! And let’s be honest, we could go down the rabbit hole of every single variable here, but then we’d risk drowning in decision fatigue. And no one wants to be stuck in that mess,

Scared of ChatGPT? Read This

Scared of ChatGPT? Read This

People claim that ChatGPT is inaccurate and therefore dangerous, but when was the last time you received advice from a human? Nothing is 100% accurate. So, why do we expect ChatGPT to be flawless every time it offers a response? You search for answers on Google, Twitter, at your friend’s house, or even from your

Celiac Disease Now What | Suddenly Celiac

Celiac Disease Now What

Celiac disease is a scary diagnosis and many people initially feel overwhelmed, confused, uninformed, and alone. There are so many people, including some medical practitioners, who do not understand celiac, which makes everything more difficult. The purpose of Suddenly Celiac is to help people understand celiac disease and to help navigate the process once diagnosed. What is

The Power of Growth

The Power of Growth

When I look at how I’ve progressed in my career so far, I can attribute my growth to a few things; opportunities, learning, a solid team around me, and confidence. In this third year, I have been making it a point to put myself out there, take on more responsibilities, and learn from those around


Gaining an Education While On the Job

“There is a lot of value in gaining an education on someone else’s dollar” – Brian King When Brian King, a construction industry leader, came into our Charlotte office to record a podcast episode, he said these exact words. And it got me thinking; I need to think of this stage in my career as

That Entrepreneurial Mindset, You Know You Have It | KazSource in Charlotte, NC | Feeling Entrepreneurial

That Entrepreneurial Mindset, You Know You Have It

The Future of Freelancing and the Entrepreneurial Mindset By 2027, 50% of the workforce will be a part of the gig economy.  Yet many upcoming or recent college graduates are falling into the same old, same old. Large company with large promises. I even hear the word guaranteed thrown around. Let me tell you what word should

The Greatest Showman | An Inspiring Entrepreneurial Movie

The Entrepreneurship of P.T. Barnum as Featured in the Movie, The Greatest Showman Perhaps it’s the upbeat music, or the rags-to-riches story, or the fact that so many are fascinated by the circus—or maybe it’s all of the above, but whatever the reasons, one of the best, most inspiring movies about entrepreneurship of all time

Business Leaders Who Matter To Me | EP Blog | Ryan Holiday

Business Leaders Who Matter To Me: Ryan Holiday

Ryan Holiday, author, speaker, mentor Over the past eight years, I have sought mentors from books and podcasts. I’m not sure I knew I was doing that in the beginning, but looking back, I was always looking for people I could learn from. I’ve never met most of these people—they’re not mentors in that sense—but

The Artificial Why | Entrepreneur Perspectives Guest Blog

The Artificial Why

Eric has talked about the importance of finding your why, and even discussed how to motivate yourself by triggering your why. And he’s right—staying focused on the reason you’re working so hard is absolutely crucial. But what do you do when your why isn’t enough? I’m not talking about whys that are themselves weak. Like,

How I Met This Entrepreneur: Brady Murray | EP Blog | MassMutual Intermountain West

How I Met This Entrepreneur: Brady Murray

This “How I Met This Entrepreneur” article tells the story of how KazSource CEO, Eric Kasimov, met CEO of MassMutual Intermountain West, Brady Murray.    Gary Vaynerchuk, the well-known marketing guru, spoke at an event hosted by the American Association of Life Underwriters (AALU) in Washington DC. It was a major event bringing together my

I Had to Break the Box | Entrepreneur Perspectives Blog

I Had to Break the Box

People of all ages seem to love anything that comes in a box. The excitement of an Amazon box waiting for you on the porch. A gift box wrapped in great looking paper with a surprise inside just for you! Most toddlers prefer playing with the box instead of whatever comes inside. And the food

Tough Decisions for Entrepreneurs Podcast Featuring Eric Kasimov | EP

Tough Decisions for Entrepreneurs Podcast Featuring Eric Kasimov

Eric recently did an interview with the Tough Decisions for Entrepreneurs Podcast. Here is an edited transcript version of that podcast. The words in bold were the podcast hosts: Dan and Dennae Handford. Everything else is Eric. Eric Kasimov is the founder of KazSource, a multi-faceted company that includes KazCM (a content marketing agency), (a

do something about it | entrepreneur perspectives blog

Do Something About It

Unhappy about a specific situation? Do something about it! Thursday morning at about 6:50 am, and I’m getting the kids ready for school. I tell the kids to hustle. There’s a road closed nearby, so we need to leave early. We don’t leave early enough. What’s normally a 16-minute ride took almost an hour. That

Entrepreneur Perspectives of a Non-Profit President: Liz Benavides

Perspectives of a Non-Profit President with Liz Benavides

Making a difference in the world, one child at a time. Our guest on Entrepreneur Perspectives is Liz Benavides, owner of Children Connecting the World. Children Connecting the World, Inc.’s mission is to connect children from all over the globe and from all walks of life to form global friendships based on respect and understanding for

Plant That Tree | Entrepreneur Perspectives | Charlotte, NC

Plant That Tree

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – proverb I’ve used that line for inspiration many times: when starting my business; when talking to people in my company; and I just used it, in a very literal sense, at my house. We’ve done a decent

Entrepreneur Perspectives of a Local Pet Shop Owner: Tara Belzer

Perspectives of a Local Pet Shop Owner with Tara Belzer

Improving the lives of a human’s best friend. Our guest on Entrepreneur Perspectives is Tara Belzer, owner of Pet in the City. Pet in the City is conveniently located at 9600 Monroe Road in Charlotte, North Carolina. Tara has compelling insights into the fascinating pet industry. With that and her journey to becoming an entrepreneur,

Entrepreneur Perspectives of a Hair Stylist: Elizabeth McHenry | EP Blog

Perspectives of a Hair Stylist with Elizabeth McHenry

Changing lives through hair styling. Our guest on Entrepreneur Perspectives is Elizabeth McHenry, owner of ERMC hair stylist. Elizabeth is a traveling hair stylist with a suite located in Midtown Charlotte, North Carolina. With Elizabeth’s compelling insights into the hair industry to her entrepreneurial journey, we are excited to share her story with you.  

Slow? Speed Up! Efficiency Wins | Entrepreneur Perspectives | Charlotte, NC

Slow? Speed Up!

Something slowing you down? Do all you can to change it and speed it up! Because Efficiency Wins. I’m waiting for the website to load. It’s taking too long. Not the normal two-second delay, but a many-second delay. It’s annoying. It’s not ruining my day or anything, but it’s becoming a distraction. And distractions are

What To Do | Entrepreneur Perspectives Blog Productivity

What To Do

I have this list of things to do. And that list. Oh and here’s another list. And I just remembered a few more things I have to take care of. I love productivity, but this, this I hate, ‘cause it’s not productive—at all. What to do: 1. Realize I will not accomplish all on this

Need to Motivate Yourself? Get Emotional; Trigger Your Why | EP Blog

Need to Motivate Yourself? Get Emotional; Trigger Your Why

Ever feel like you don’t have “it”, like you just can’t get it going today? Relax. The occasional drop in motivation is normal. You just need a jump-start to motivate yourself. Different jump-starts work for different people at different times. Maybe you need a lap around the office park, or a funny conversation with a