Monthly Archives February 2016

MM20: From The NFL to the Business World with Gregory “J.R.” Tolver

Posted by site_master on February 28, 2016  /   Posted in Affiliate Marketing, Blog, Podcast, Uncategorized

J.R. Tolver isn’t what’s considered to be the standard ex-“jock” or the statistics that tend to go with them. A new study says that 16 percent of NFL players will go broke within 12 years of retirement. The findings are markedly different from a 2009 study that put the number at 78 percent just two years after retirement.

Regardless what the percentage is, some people don’t plan to fail…they fail to plan. In some respect they’re not just talking about money in terms of being “broke”. This also includes in spirit. NFL Veteran and Business Man JR Tolver

J.R.’s spirit and drive remains strong and he attributes that to the way he was raised and the example set by his father. So by the time his playing days in the NFL were over, he knew what he had to do next. He earned both his Bachelors and Masters…with that and the connections he made during his playing days, he set a plan in motion. You have to respect the grind!

In this interview J.R. and I cover his journey;

MM19: Adam Klein on American Underground and Changing the Face of Startup Hubs

Posted by site_master on February 22, 2016  /   Posted in Blog, Podcast, Uncategorized

The Affiliate Mission team spent over a year in American Underground, a startup (co-working) hub in Raleigh-Durham and our experience was awesome and one I would recommend to any new business looking to connect and build with other entrepreneurs.

American Underground is setting trends to become the most diverse startup hub around and that effort is led by Chief Strategist and all around good guy, Adam Klein. Adam Klein American Underground Chief StrategistCompanies like Google has seen something special in this hub and sponsored them in their efforts. CNBC even visited AU late last year to cover how it’s sparking a business revival in what once known as ‘Black Wall Street.

Adam and I sat down and discussed;

  • Why co-working space is important for a startup business
  • What Silicon Valley is missing with diversity in the startup community
  • How to get involved with a local incubator
  • Business resurgence in NC
  • And more….

Useful links:

American Underground
Is a Different Kind of Silicon Valley Possible? By The Atlantic

 

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