Kangaroo was at a business lecture as one of the presenters. He didn’t have to give any speeches but when a group of young entrepreneurs came up to him after the day ended they had some questions for him to answer. The biggest one being what the biggest hurdle was when he was trying to start his business. For a few moments he thought back on the beginning of his business and all the muck he had to plow through to get to the state he was at today with his business. Finally he decided on the most prominent one – getting noticed. “It was hard to get noticed in a sea of startups,” he said with a nod, “They all want one thing – a good product at a fair price. Anyone can do that if they want to. But it takes doing that and more to get noticed. You claw and fight and climb you way to the top through unique design, innovation and doing what the other people can’t or won’t.”
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.