Hi, I'm Hector.
I started my first business while in college with zero previous experience. This business is still running today, 28 years later.
During the 2008 financial crisis, I ignored the macroeconomic indicators and almost lost everything while developing a 30+ million dollar, 72-unit apartment complex in Texas.
Today my main activity is real estate investing, but after seven startups and experiencing both success and painful failures, I know what it takes to succeed as an entrepreneur.
I've learned what works and what doesn't. For the past 5 years, I've been sharing the innumerable anecdotes I've accumulated throughout my nearly three decades of living the entrepreneurial journey.
My work has been published multiple times around the world.
You've probably read some of my business writings which have reached well over 110 million views and nearly 5 million upvotes.
Maybe you've been following me on social media or my "Entrepreneurial Mindset" Space, which has over 2.2 million followers.
Maybe you can also feel how our world and economy are rapidly changing, and our educational institutions are not changing fast enough.
People can't rely on "job security" anymore... side-hustles and solopreneurs are on the rise!
I understand the difference between what business schools teach and what real-world entrepreneurial practices demand. I share these real-world practices because the world needs more entrepreneurs like you!
Who will create future jobs in our local communities? Who will innovate and develop new products and services? Who will solve our country's most significant challenges?
Regular entrepreneurs like you and me will!
But to impact the small world that surrounds us, we MUST succeed!
That's my passion and ultimate goal.
This is what "Be Business Smart" is all about.