Benjamin Surman

Ever since I can remember I’ve been dabbling in something. From trading baseball cards and Hot Wheels as a young kid to then turning my Dad’s lawn equipment into my own landscaping business way before I could even drive. I learned at a young age that if you wanted something you had to earn it, and in order to earn it, you had to work hard. With hard work came the need to be clever. To see opportunity and act on it just at the right time.

In the early 2000s, I taught myself how to use Photoshop and Dreamweaver to build basic HTML sites. I then found that people would buy this as a service. From simple word of mouth I steadily built a healthy customer base of small businesses in need of a web presence and e-commerce solutions.

Around 2007 I pivoted from being just a freelance designer to becoming a digital creative agency offering other services like SEO, web-hosting, and an array of creative content services. In 2010 I built a team of remote talent to really crunch down on WordPress and e-commerce solutions.

In 2014 I began to transition into a consulting role focusing just on brand strategy and then aligned my team and services accordingly.

In 2016 I decided to take a contract gig to help the local Houston Uber Eats team grow brand awareness and onboarding of local restaurants. That ended up turning into a full-time position in 2018 where I now help launch and implement new and innovative products into the National marketplace.

Latest Posts

It’s Prime Week – Buy a House

It’s Prime Week – Buy a HouseYou can just about buy anything to your heart's desire on Amazon. From common household goods to a farting Trump, and now...homes. Albeit these are prefab tiny homes essentially, however, whether you are looking to get off of...

How to Lose Your Customers

How to Lose Your CustomersSo often we see articles, tips, and tricks on how to get customers. Yet nobody ever addresses how you can lose your customers. To me, that is something crucial and we should talk about that as much as getting customers. At the end of the day,...

Influence Your Customers With Font

Influence Your Customers With FontIf I told you that you could influence your customer's decisions with font, would you believe me? You might think I am nuts because normally we think about influence through content and stuff like buttons, call-to-actions, colors, and...

Over 100 Side Hustles That You Can Start Today

Over 100 Side Hustles That You Can Start TodayA couple of weeks ago I ran a poll on Instagram asking if people had any side hustles. Shockingly, 100% of participants said that they did. However, interestingly enough, there was a near equal amount who did not...

Stop Saying You’re ‘Busy’

Stop Saying You’re ‘Busy’Productivity, the bane of human existence.  The majority of people that I speak with are entrepreneurs, makers, or side hustlers.  Occasionally I will hear a reluctant sigh followed with "I've just been so busy" which...

Do You Kiss Your Mom with That Mouth?

Do You Kiss Your Mom with That Mouth?Gary Vaynerchuk, Tony Robbins, Grant Cardone, and countless motivational speakers swear like sailors. And people love it. Though, Gary has mentioned he's missed out on speaking opportunities because of swearing. Which clearly did...

The Government Doesn’t Get It, Or Do They?

The Government Doesn’t Get It, Or Do They?Or do they? This week Googles CEO Sundar Pichai spent some time with Congress. Whether you watched it, read about it, or were there; it was most definitely another episode of Congress proving they just don't really know...

Productive Habits Are the Root of Productive 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 issue...

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...