NFL Hall-of-Famer Marshall Faulk and co-founder Nicole Bradley talk about the challenges of launching their philanthropy-based branding agency.
In starting 8NINE agency, Nicole Bradley more than doubled her working hours, but she wouldn't trade it for the world.
When disagreements arise, Nicole Bradley and Marshall Faulk stay professional.
Lessons Nicole Bradley learned on the basketball court years ago give her confidence in business today.
Every day Nicole Bradley finds inspiration--both personally and in business--in her mother's positive attitude.
When she was 19, Nicole Bradley mentored a high school student and learned a lesson that helped inspire her business.
Marshall Faulk explains that sometimes you need to go out and get a free agent to compete.
For Marshall Faulk, the most frustrating part of growth is when it doesn't happen fast enough.
Marshall Faulk uses his own NFL career to help figure out what services to offer their current clients.
When you get knocked down, how are you going to respond? That's what business is about, says Marshall Faulk.
For Nicole Bradley and Marshall Faulk, the rule is that they both must agree before taking on a project.
Success isn't measured by money, says Marshall Faulk. It's measured by how many companies copy what you do.
The founders recall the moment they knew they had to to go into business together.
When she started 8NINE Agency, Nicole Bradley went from 8-hour to 18-hour days, but there's always more she wants to be doing.
For Nicole Bradley, business is personal and personal is business.
If you're doing what you love, it's not really work, says Nicole Bradley.
FULL STORY Grind, Hustle and Payoff7:48
CONFLICT Talk It Out0:44
STRENGTH Still Following Coach's Advice1:23
ROLE MODEL My Mom's Cancer Battle Inspires Me2:43
GIVING BACK The Power of Changing One Life2:24
COMPETITION Build Your Business Like a Sports Team1:13
PATIENCE You Have to Start Small1:07
EXPERIENCE 'How Could It Have Been Easier?'1:16
FAILURE Are You Going to Get Back Up?0:28
DECISIONS Selling to Your Partner1:06
METRICS Know How You Define Success0:52
LAUNCH Recognizing the Right Idea2:07
GRIND What's a Weekend?3:56
HUSTLE Building Trust and Relationships2:56
PAYOFF 'Every Success Is a Thrill'1:49