Q. Kindly give our readers an introduction to your business. Please include what your business is all about, in which city you are located and if you have offices in multiple locations/ cities.
A. Murder Hug is a digital marketing agency aimed at never taking advantage of clients and giving them the ability to see where and how their money is being spent through SEO, PPC dashboard
Q. Kindly give us a brief description about yourself (it should include your brief educational or entrepreneurial background and list some of your major achievements).
A. I have been a hard worker my whole life, a high school graduate who has learned life’s lessons at a young age. I am an owner of a custom coaster business (frozen Carbonite) and had a long career delivering for UPS.
Q. What inspired you to (start a new business venture) or (to make significant changes in an existing business)? How did the idea for your business come about?
A. The idea for Murder Hug came about after multiple colleagues and I had been taken ADVANTAGE OF ONLINE. We had our money taken, accounts closed and zero accountability from the people who took from us. We wanted to put a little confidence back into people looking to enlist help growing and ranking higher online.
Q. What three pieces of advice would you give to budding entrepreneurs?
Don’t give up no matter what obstacles come up
Believe you can do anything
If you don’t shape your future someone else will
Q. What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?
A. Passion, Drive, Vision
Q. How many hours do you work a day on average?
Q. To what do you most attribute your success?
A. Never giving up
Q. How do you go about marketing your business? What has been your most successful form of marketing?
A. We have a number of ‘’warm leads’ as well as social media posts and email campaigns
Q. Where did your organizations funding/capital come from and how did you go about getting it? How did you obtain investors for your venture?
A. All money earned was from the work we did in our ‘’previous’’ life
What is the best way to achieve long-term success?
A. Write down your goals, revisit them often
Q. Where you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?
A. We see ourselves growing into a household name among start ups and growing businesses
Q. Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?
A. I would say any business that grew from an idea, a vision rather than a model.
Q. How important have good employees been to your success?
A. Very, you must keep morale, respect and trust in the fore front if your team wants to grow
Q. How long do you stick with an idea before giving up?
A. We tend not to give up
Q. What motivates you?
A. My Family
Q. What are your ideals?
A. Trust everything happens for a reason and to be kind and respectful to all
Q. How do you generate new ideas?
A. Always having the best interest of the clients on mind.
Q. How do you define success?
A. Breaking through the mold of mediocrity
Q. How do you build a successful customer base?
A. You have to be real with people and down to earth
Q. What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?
A. Watching ideas grow into reality
Q. What has been your most satisfying moment in business?
A. Showing my children you can do anything
Q. What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?
A. Again breaking the mold of what society has bred us to do
Q. What kind of culture exists in your organization? How did you establish this tone and why did you institute this particular type of culture?
A. The culture we have is not really a culture, it’s built on respect and understanding, communication
Q. In one word, characterize your life as an entrepreneur.
Q. If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?
A. I wouldn’t work for anyone else
Q. How has being an entrepreneur affected your family life?
A. It’s been touchy at times but the outcome is always worth it
Q. What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
A. I don’t , everything happens for a reason
Q. How did you decide on the location for your business?
A. Our location is mobile. Always being able to connect with whoever, wherever.