Pete Brand
Grand Rapids, MI

I am married to an incredible woman named Amanda and have five amazing children. I would consider myself an entrepreneur and absolutely love the challenge of building businesses. I also love the journey of personal development. I don't believe in drifting through life on auto-pilot. I believe we are presented each day with opportunities to improve and become better. I choose to embrace these opportunities and use the lessons I learn to become a better "me" and continuously strive to embrace each moment!

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An Entrepreneurial View of Internet Marketing

By on April 8, 2011

Hello, my name is Pete, and I’m an entrepreneur.

Sounds like an introduction at an alcoholics anonymous meeting doesn’t it?

Strangely enough it seems as though there are quite a few people out there who believe being an entrepreneur carries with it almost as much of a stigma as being an alcoholic.  Ever since I was first bitten by the entrepreneur bug I’ve heard people say things like, “People who can’t do anything else become an entrepreneur.”

Most people would be offended by comments like that if they considered themselves an entrepreneur.  Personally I think it’s funny and I believe  most people who make these statements make them because they’re scared to death at the thought of stepping out and starting a company of their own.  To them it’s much more comfortable to find a job … punch the clock each day … cash their paycheck at the end of the week … and repeat week after week as the years pass by.

YUCK!  Chances are if you’re a frequent reader of my blog you’re probably an entrepreneur looking for a way to build your business online.  If that is you, you probably get the same creepy feeling I do at the thought of knowing exactly what your paycheck will be from week to week.

Now, I’m sure there are many times when you’ve thought about going back into that situation, but if that entrepreneurial bug bit you hard enough, you’ll never be able to stomach putting yourself in that position for very long.  🙂

I’m absolutely energized by entrepreneurs!

It doesn’t matter if you’re busting your tail on the side to build your multi-level marketing business until you can replace you full time income

… if you’re a real estate professional who loves seeing the joy in people’s faces as they FINALLY walk into their dream home,

… or if you’re an aspiring solo-preneur who is determined to build a business online regardless of what it is.

I simply love talking, and working with, people who have the guts to step out and build a business that eventually creates jobs.

America has been built by entrepreneurs and these people are the most significant players in the ongoing success of our country.  If you don’t believe the significance of entrepreneurs, take a quick peak at some stats I found from the Small Business Administration.

The estimated 29.6 million small businesses in the United States:

  • Employ just over half of the country’s private sector workforce
  • Hire 40% of high tech workers such as, scientists, engineers, and computer workers
  • Represent 97.3 percent of all the exporters of goods
  • Represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms
  • Generate a majority of the innovations that come from United States companies

Well if you’ve already had your moment of acceptance and have publicly admitted to being an entrepreneur, I’m guessing these numbers will make your hold you head a bit higher.

I believe the Internet empowers anyone with guts, passion, and a personality to become a superstar online.  Fortunately for some of us, there is still a chance for those of us who are lacking in the personality department. 🙂

I’ve spent the last 12 years, along with my team at Mindscape , helping companies around the world become successful online.  Along the way we’ve had the opportunity to experience almost every online tactic you could think of.  We’ve identified things that work amazingly well for one industry, that may work horribly for another business segment.

Over the past 12 – 18 months I’ve been trying to figure out a way to leverage the experience I’ve gained and, at the same time, satisfy my desire to work with fellow entrepreneurs.

Well, it’s time to stop thinking and start doing!  I’m committed to helping as many entrepreneurs succeed online as I possibly can.

If you’re an entrepreneur I’m sure you find it very difficult to have an experience with a company and not spend time thinking about ways they could improve their product or service.  I personally find it impossible to avoid this type of thinking.  I spend a good deal of my idle time thinking about how different companies could significantly increase their revenue by placing more emphasis on their online business.  This week’s blog series on real estate is a perfect example of that affliction.  🙂

I will be sharing these thoughts and ideas here on my blog, and eventually on my YouTube Channel.  If you have a business and you’ve been trying to figure out how to make it fly online, or even if you simply have an idea for an online business, I want to help.  Although my obsession with constantly thinking of ways companies can kill it online will probably guide the majority of the content I create, I’d LOVE to have you guide it!  Please feel free to leave a comment or send me an email on any topics you’d like my feedback on.

Also, if you haven’t already, enter your email address in the box over on the upper right hand corner and you’ll receive my latest blog posts right in your inbox. Thanks for allowing me to share my entrepreneurial view of Internet Marketing with you.  I look forward to getting to know you and your business better!


1 Comment
  1. Jeremy Mullens

    April 11, 2011

    I look forward to this Pete, thanks for sharing. I caught the entrepreneur bug, I am glad that it is contagious 😛