“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry A. Ford
With steady advancement in every aspect of our daily life, people are seen adopting different methods to generate income. The practice of entrepreneurship started as early as 20,000 years ago, but this practice was not common in early Victorian times. However, in contemporary times a huge wave of entrepreneurs has been observed. Mostly due to the economic crises and inflation globally, in addition to the fact that regular jobs are not proving much beneficial in today’s climate. Individuals prefer being an entrepreneur, despite their requirement of having strong willpower and self-determination, knowing that their entire finances are at stake. Entrepreneurship inherently involves taking risks. Starting a business requires investing time, money, and resources, with no guaranteed outcome. There is always a possibility of failure, financial loss, or unforeseen challenges along the way. However, taking calculated risks can lead to significant rewards and opportunities for growth. Russo embraces the challenge of soaring seismic shifts of being an entrepreneur and doing so as an authentic leader.
The recent influx of entrepreneurs has benefited the community in abundant ways. The birth of an entrepreneur brings along with its new job opportunities within the community, adding to the local income with an increase in competition hence leading to more productivity. Originality gives entrepreneurs a competitive edge. By offering something that cannot be easily replicated or imitated, you create a barrier to entry for competitors. Original ideas, products, or services can lead to increased customer loyalty, market share, and long-term sustainability. It positions your business as a leader and trendsetter in your industry. Thanks to entrepreneurs like Frankie Russo, many individuals get a chance to grow, accelerating economic development and stimulating social changes along with innovation. They create a safe space for individuals to master and learn new skills, introducing a different lifestyle by teaching them authentic ways to grind up their work.
Born on 17 May 1981 in Louisiana, the founder of Russo Capital completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations, marketing, and business management in 2004. Along with Russo Capital, he is also the CEO of various firms. One of his successful ventures was in 2008, an advertising agency by the name of Potenza Inc, which has been recognized as one of America’s fastest-growing privately held firms for five consecutive years.
His previous success was followed by the establishment of 360° Intelligent Automation in 2015, a software production company that specializes in innovative marketing automation. This encouraged Russo to construct a private equity firm by the name of Russo Capital in 2018. Russo was capable of investing in a variety of sectors, including sports, technology, advertising, media, marketing, automobiles, music, agriculture, publishing, and finance. Other than these operations, Russo also acts as the co-founder of 247 out of home, a partner of Voodoo Growers and Artists Tone Records, and an investor at Mudita Venture Partners. As a multitasker Russo also formed a community in 2016 known as “The School of Why.” A platform for entrepreneurs, artists, professionals, musicians, athletes, and anyone who is seeking to connect and come forward with their intentions and ambitions.
Inspiring many young individuals stimulated Russo to issue his first book, The Art of Why, the same year, and his second book, Breaking Why, was published by Amplify Publishing in 2022. Both books facilitated Russo to earn the title of an Amazon best-selling author.
Russo has received a huge number of awards for his countless contributions. His companies have been listed in the Inc. 500 list as fastest growing companies (Potenza Inc. & 360ia) for eight consecutive years (2013-2021). He was honored with Addy Awards in 2015 and AWA Automotive Awards in 2018.
In 2020, Russo led his team to become the fastest developing privately owned enterprise in the state of Louisiana, landscaping nearly 6000% in three years. He has been acknowledged as ABIZ Entrepreneur of the Year (2011); Russo was also recognized as America’s Top Consultant (2019).
All these achievements make one consider if an entrepreneur can maintain an equal balance between both family and business. But Russo assures that one can reach the depths of success in both professional and personal life. Along with the ownership of various firms, he is also a loving husband and father of 6 children. Russo believes balancing work and family life allows individuals to spend meaningful time with their loved ones. It enables them to participate in important family events, create lasting memories, and foster stronger relationships. This quality time nurtures emotional connections and promotes a sense of belonging and support within the family unit. Russo’s accomplishments have not only provided new opportunities but also encouraged the younger generation to develop the same spirit and gain esteem globally.