My Most Favorite Business Models I’m Excited About in 2013 for Brothas and Sistas

While we had been talking about next generation business models on this blog, I have my personal favorites. Many of you guys probably have your favorite business models also and let’s discuss that in this article. I’m going to talk about from all of my research and exploration worldwide over the years of different business models we can apply, which one are my favorites. The one thing I learned over the years is brothas and sistas have huge tremendous opportunities but we need to start thinking and believing like we can make these opportunities work for us. Our biggest obstacle in the Black community in regards to seizing opportunities is we don’t believe in ourselves and let others put negativity and doubts in our head. Please just go to bed tonight and wake up tomorrow morning and say God gave you another day to pursue your dreams and chase them! What makes all of the businesses I’m about to describe is they are really inexpensive to implement versus traditional business models and just involve execution and realizing you doing something other cats haven’t pick up on. No business loans are needed and some of them bypass license and regulations that can cost tens of thousands of dollars upfront out of pocket. But most important, these are not BS stuff like multi-level marketing – you will likely get richer off these models than messing around with MLM where you got MLM cats willing hit up their bed ridden aunt at the retirement home to buy those MLM services. So okay, let’s talk about my favorite business models that I love that cat should look at in 2013 as their entrepreneurial goals: Tablet-Base Catalog Hustle. This is buying a cheap tablet that cost $100 and good enough show web pages like your $5/month Godaddy web site that feature drop-shipping or affiliate items you can sell to co-workers. They love touchscreen interactions and you put the tablet in a nice cover and let them play with it passing it around at work and they browse hair weaves, purses, heels, cosmetics and other items they can buy and place an order. What I like about this hustle is the growth strategy – a smart hustler can get multiple cheap tablets and create a nationwide sales team that covers multiple regions. The Parking Lot Trunk Hustle. This is really the same as a food truck hustle but I want you cats to be creative the same way food trucks had to transform the food offerings to gourmet and creative offerings from their truck. You transform the trunk of your car into an amazing mini-retail shop with display cases, lights and all of that. You use the same hustle cats been doing for years – show up at the club parking lot, the work parking lot, show up at events and let people check out your trunk. Now, here’s a secret – you don’t have to sell right there, just have them go to your $5/month Godaddy site and place an order! That way, you collect loyal customers who you add to your Twitter feed or Facebook page just like a food truck and they follow you. Or you can use Square to process payments! Geo-location Promotions. With the exception of the brotha doing that HubNinja hustle, the rest of yall need a head check for not taking that geo-location hustle serious. I will be honest – if someone told me about that geo-location hustle and what it takes to get up and running, I would have hid in my crib and got that ish up and running ASAP, by any means necessary. Have a list of upcoming events from a German soccer match to a One Direction concert in London to Carnival events in Brazil to the NBA finals and SuperBowl, I would have geo-location strategies setup to sell stuff to the tens of thousands of customers in those area who already there to spend money. Real talk, yall need a head check to even ignore this business model after reading about it. QR Code Shopping Wall. What make the QR Code Shopping Wall exciting to us is not really cats scanning QR codes – it’s how brothas and sistas can implement this hustle to get paid and help businesses get paid by creating QR code shopping walls in the hood. This business model will create transactions quickly in the hood and that’s why it’s the first business model I will be discussing with you guys that we will release from Swagg-Scientific. This is #1 in my book and I’m super-excited about this model and will explain why in a future article. The Self-Empowered Urban Model. Black women do not realize how much global leverage they got if they start taking self-publishing and branding to themselves more seriously. I really think sistas need to create their own cute persona that don’t involve self-degradation and poking out their booty for the camera. Look at my girl Kyary PaymuPaymu out in Japan and peep her game and see you sistas can build serious empire and brands like the Olson Twins, like J.Lo, and other sistas who learn to brand their image to millions of women as consumers through products and self-publishing. The Self-Checkout Market. The self-checkout market is extremely exciting to me because it replaces vending machines with mini self-service stores. And it can create jobs and vendors in the hood to support the operation. Instead of nasty and unhealthy junk food and expensive and always broken machines and cash handling, offer fresh sandwiches, salads like a convenience store and let people pay for this stuff using their mobile phone or prepaid card or account. Wait until yall read the upcoming short story “War and Hustle” from the upcoming book where a sista create a self-checkout enterprise, I bet yall will appreciate this business after reading that, trust me. All of these business models are not discussed in mainstream media but they are being done worldwide and they work. They are being done in high-density urban areas with the same demographics as the hoods here in America. We brothas and sistas can easily apply these business models to our hoods here in America and apply them with little money and just a lot of creativity and effort. So this is my list of business models that have me excited in 2013, what business models have you excited in 2013?

14 thoughts on “My Most Favorite Business Models I’m Excited About in 2013 for Brothas and Sistas

    1. YoungRick,

      I can careless about anybody giving me the respect I deserve and no real man would present or even respond to that ridiculous notion. I or anybody I deal with don’t operate on that wavelength.

      You stating you need help…but the reality is you looking for someone else to put in work you not willing to do to help yourself, be honest about that.

      No one is going to help you do what you want to achieve, I can provide the code, the model and the how-to but you know better that only you can make it happen for you.

      Show cats where you are genuinely stuck at in your hustle and we can provide some direction but it’s 100% on you to do your own homework and real work…that’s what cats respect….

  1. Is there another site of yours where you go more into specifics with these type of hustles. So people may be like me where technically can get it put together but get real dimwitted creatively on where to go with these?

  2. I am also doing the Geo-Location model. It will be mixed with various other hustles in order to have a wide range of offers. Done with the coding and site prep and now I am onto the marketing part of the hustle. Meeting my first customer Monday in order to test the system properly.

    I am very excited, yes it took me like 6 months to have things the way I want them but the knowledge I acquired while learning the various prog languages is priceless, now there so much more open to me since I can delve into JQUERY, JSON, JAVASCRIPT, HMTL5 etc…I also can create native apps for Android and IOS on the fly now.
    I still dislike using SQL 2008 and I am actively looking for a better option.

    1. Neil the Sql 2008 use the geography feature but you can probably do the calculation in mysql or use google map api to do the calculation

  3. Ed I implemented the google map api for my main project. I ran into issues with the SQL when I tried to create a Native Application using the geo-location API, those cannot connect to SQL 2008, I think I found a work around but I will get back to it after I start pushing the geo-location hustle itself.
    I am going over the QR code this weekend because I will offer it also to my potential customers.

  4. Youngrick,

    I checked your site on my android mobile and while the welcome does not render well in it the rest of the site is mobile friendly and proper.
    I did see any geo-location option though. I did not look at the code so I do not know if it’s there.

  5. @ Ed I’m putting in the work. I’ll come with specific questions.

    @Neil Thank You for checking out The welcome page and rest of the site was created to be a placeholder while I worked on learning and implementing the code. The Geo-Location option is not included on the site at the moment. I want to manipulate the code to allow consumers to view the available deals/offers without necessarily being present. For example an airport traveler should be able to view airport deals/offers before arriving to anticipate purchases or perhaps have the option of “pre-purchasing” items before airport arrival.

    1. @Young Rick, just keep in mind you received more specific information offline from me than anybody else on this blog regarding the business and code…stop coming here pretending like you some newbie. I have not even spoken to other people who never contacted me about this geolocation stuff who got their stuff up and running. And there is not a thing wrong with the code or flawed or defective that I know of preventing it from being 100% implemented…

      I know the questions you are asking – all you had to do was go on GoDaddy message board to get the answer, go to other ASP.NET forums and post a snippet of the code you having a problem with- you would have gotten your answers. Instead, you spent months and months coming this way acting like you need someone to hand-hold you like a child going to kindergarten for the first time.

      2013, I’m through with talkers and people wanting to just chat it up – we got moves to make. I don’t understand how anybody have the thought I have unlimited free time when I deal with thousands of readers, got my own hustles not published yet and I have time to go back and help someone stuck when the truth is, that person ain’t making their own moves.

      So keep that in mind the next time you or some of these other aliases come to this blog or fill up my email talking about you need help that you really need to learn to push your own vehicle out of the mud if you want to make it far in business…

  6. Hey Ed, Im excited about the QR code shopping wall/posters, also getting sistas on the mobile catalog to brand our own hair products because in my city females love hair. Another thing is that these ideas have made me gain clients for major advertising spaces in my city and actually take steps in creating my own communications company out of it. Lets get this rollin sir and band together. Give me the lesson plan and I will work it.this month I am preparing to do QR code poster campaigns, especially tax season is around. Thanks for being positive with the same determination to get our community on track with ideas of economic unity and finally doin on our own. You don’t know how bad I want to help my ppl out in my city and this will ground me and take off as a booming economy. I have the perfect target areas and the mindset to go get it. 2013 is where we need to unify economically to survive beyond just a few years. Can’t wait for the next article thats how excited I am. Great minds will find eachother and do the damn thing.

  7. I’ve got a few ideas for a collection of products and services to sell through a Tablet-based catalog in combination with QR code posters. I’ll post information about it online when I’ve successfully implemented it.

  8. Ed, any updates on the mobile money business model? Peer to Peer money lending is really taking off with Prosper and Lending Club. What is your timeline for execution?

    1. Young Rick,

      We have been talking about mobile money here for about two years and there is a lot of coverage. I believe the last point of coverage was about the money service business and the $10,000 – $50,000 bond that need to be applied, kinda made a lot of people quiet.

  9. Haha, the bond separates the diamond from the rough. No one said this was going to be easy. Can we discuss further?

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