Llama was still in school but had the idea of starting a business that she just couldn’t get rid of. In classes she would daydream about the business and decide a different models. There was only one catch – she didn’t have much money to invest in starting a business. With $100 in her pocket she went and spoke with her business professor. He suggested that the number one thing she needed to do with that money was get a paying customer and invest in them. Make sure they were happy with the results of her work and it would lead to her business actually becoming a business.
Gresham “Gresh” W. Harkless Jr. is the founder of CBNation and Blue 16 Media. CBNation is a Business to Business (B2B) Brand focusing on increasing the business success rate by providing visibility and resources for CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners. CBNation consists of blogs (CEOBlogNation.com), podcasts (CEOPodcasts.com) and videos (CBNation.tv). Blue 16 Media is a digital marketing agency providing digital marketing services including web design & SEO to small to medium-sized businesses and organizations. Central to his marketing philosophy is that You Are a Media Company: Developing a Marketing Strategy to Connect with Your Target and Reach Your Goals. Gresham is proud a graduate of Howard University & Georgetown University. He also is a graduate of the 2020 Leadership Center for Excellence Young Professionals Program ’16 and recognized by the Alexandria Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s 40 Under 40.