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Benjamin Surman

Benjamin Surman

Founder

I grew up intrigued by business and tech. As a kid, I did the cliche “entrepreneurial roots” activities. Selling lemonade, baked goods, and landscaping services. There was always a buck to make!
 
In the early 2000s, when you needed a .edu email to access Facebook for you youngins, I got started with freelance website design. I focused on local small businesses. One gig led to another with referral after referral and then I expanded my services to more than design.
 
Now, in addition to managing my own investments, I help successful companies continue to grow. I do so by leveraging data with operational creativity. To sum it all up, I connect the dots.

Creating Your Brand Identity

Connecting Your Business with a Market Getting started with your own business is probably the easiest part of launching a business. Just about anyone can file a DBA online or file their own LLC, go open a bank account, and launch their own website. It really is not...

5 Books Worth Reading for 2018

We all know that there are a ton of books out there to read, and a lot of them are insanely good. Many great leaders and influencers throughout time have curated list after list of great books to read ranging from sci-fi to motivational self-help books. A lot of books...

Habit Is the Root of Time

All of the time we hear about how top C-Level executives, billion-dollar founders, big time motivational people, and others are up and at it early in the morning.  And then so many times we hear about how every other Average Joe get's up early too because "it's what...

Start Saying No to Get Yourself Ahead

When you're trying to grow your brand, or even advance in your career, you immediately believe that you must say "yes" to every request made by your prospects, clients, or boss.  The fact of the matter is that this is not true, not the slightest bit.  The obvious...

Create a Successful Side Project in 2018

Side projects, it seems just about everyone has one and the very least, they want one.  It could be anything from startup a business to more of a side hustle such as being an Uber driver.  Regardless, the common question always is "how do I find time for a side...

The Honest Truth About Creating Engaging Content

It is a no brainer today that in order to make the best use of your social media accounts you must create content that engages people, especially if it is for a business or personal brand.  Posting aimless crap on your personal Facebook means nothing compared to...