I Started an Online Entrepreneurship Channel

Saturday, January 20, 2018

In this video I announce my new YouTube Online Entrepreneurship Channel aims towards aspiring online entrepreneurs:


MicroGrinder Poker School
Poker School with free poker training, poker tips, poker vlog focusing on helping beginning and struggling poker players learn how to become a good poker player focusing on micro stakes cash game strategy.

Music by ArgoFox: From The Dust – Weightless

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Content with Us

Visit Our Website: http://www.microgrinder.com
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About MicroGrinder Poker School

Free Poker Training Videos
We understand beginning, struggling and micro stakes poker players have a limited bankroll and are prudent with their money. That is why our poker school is low-priced with you in mind, with several free courses too!

Affordable Poker School
We understand beginning, struggling and micro stakes poker players have a limited bankroll and are prudent with their money. That is why our poker school is low-priced with you in mind, with several free courses too!

Free Poker Strategy Articles
We provide you free poker training articles to help you improve your game. Our articles are short, valuable nuggets of wisdom designed to help beginning and struggling poker players.

Best-Selling Poker Books
We also offer some amazing poker books, including Amazon.com’s #1 best selling poker book, Essential Poker Math! What’s even better is that our books are low-cost starting at .99!

Our Origins
MicroGrinder.com was originally started in 2014 by Alton Hardin as a dedicated micro stakes cash game study group as a means to quickly and efficiently improving his poker game. In a matter of months it quickly morphed into a dedicated micro stakes community with a dedicated Skype study group, micro stakes forum, and free training material. As the months passed, members came and went from the world of micro stakes, as they commonly do; however, Alton was dedicated to continue to evolve MicroGrinder. From 2014 – 2015, Alton had drastically improved his poker game to the point where he was developing poker training content on YouTube, Udemy.com, Amazon and MicroGrinder.com for fellow micro stakes poker players.

Our Mission
Today Alton is dedicated to continue that path with MicroGrinder Poker School, continuing to write poker strategy articles, best-selling poker books, and poker training courses all geared towards beginning and struggling micro stakes poker players at an affordable price. Currently Alton has produced three poker books, six poker courses, numerous poker strategy articles and over 85 free YouTube poker strategy videos.

Please watch: “Big Changes Happening at The MicroGrinder Poker School YouTube Channel!”


Watching this video, I can see someone getting the impression that I think you /should/ start a business. That’s not true, I think you should be able to if you want to, but there are lots of good reasons to not want to, and very much support people who are more interested in working for other people, especially if you work for me! PLEASE DON’T LEAVE ME!

But small business is extremely important, it helps even out inequality, ties communities together, and employs over half of working Americans. Small businesses hire faster than large ones, and employ more people per dollar they make.

Alas, there are lots of structural efficiencies to being big, and lots of ways big companies build their “moats.” And just by virtue of the way capitalism works, it is sometimes easier to go from 400 to 800 employees than from 1 to 2.

Here’s a selection of the articles I read and resources I used while making this video:

The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor is a great primary source for this stuff

What is driving the dramatic slowdown in IPOs

The Myth of the Millennial Entrepreneur

Millennials are obsessed with side hustles because they’re all we’ve got
Millennials are obsessed with side hustles because they’re all we’ve got

American Entrepreneurship Is Actually Vanishing. Here’s Why

The Psychological Price of Entrepreneurship

American Entrepreneurship: Dead or Alive?

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  1. Kaylie Pendleton says:

    I want to own a coffee store where local artists can sell their items. People can come in get coffee, hang out, and support a local artist.

  2. Mama Llama says:

    I've started and failed two businesses because of money. No banks will loan to me because my business isn't generating income… which I can't get because I can't afford to advertise or hire business help… which I can't do because I can't get a loan. It sucks, and it's the low-class burden I have to bear. I also know that there are specific parts of running a business that I cannot do. I've taken the courses, I understand concepts, but I can't do it. This is largely due to having an executive function disorder, but also because my businesses, and my life dream in general, is based on me making physical items. I love the making. I could make all day. I will forget to sleep, to eat, to function if I can just keep making. Business management though? Social media? Customer interactions? Hate it. Absolutely hate it. I would love to hire a manager for myself and my business, someone who is great at that. But I have no money, because I'm not successful enough for banks to take a risk. And that's why small business fails. My teeny tiny business loan needs (I'd only need about $10k) are too high risk for a bank that loans out billions a year. F-k me.

  3. HomelessFooser says:

    I'd want to make a world-wide esports league. What would make mine different is that I would be the first esports league to try and buy all the necessary licenses from the top game developers (riot, blizzard, valve, ea, bungie, activision) by a contract that will let me do whatever the hell I want with their game, with proper respect to copyright and royalties given. This would enable me to do what has never been able to be done with esports: make as many tournaments as I want, anywhere in the world, and because it would be an esports league that is centralized, no one player or team could be given special snowflake status by the developers, making the rules apply equally to everyone and making sure everyone who is successful in the league is financially secure to stay in the league through team contracts and tournament payouts, esports would be more competitive and organized on a worldwide scale, and more players would be given the opportunity to compete, because not all esports rookies have the money to fly to california or vegas every other month to compete in lan tournaments. This would also enable more games to enter the esports games pool. It's a monopoly waiting to happen. It's just a matter of time before someone with enough money to do this goes out and does it and retires only 6 months after starting it.

  4. cantbeleveitsnotnaru says:

    I want to have a cat cafe. I want there to be cats and pillows and happy people needing comfort everywhere.
    I want to be able to help shelters unload some of their over crowding and give cats the space and attention they need and help them find homes with people who will love them.
    With the cafe I'd love to help local businesses by selling things like the corn free marshmallows that a local candy maker makes, and the amazing pet sweaters my friend makes.
    I want the space to be open so some nights it's closed to the public and group sessions can be held there with the comfort of loving cats, whether for mental health, support groups, or for kids and adults that need a certain environment.
    I'm scared of this dream, I'm scared of following it into a spiral of research and obsession where my life won't feel complete unless I accomplish this one thing.

  5. llamacorn07 says:

    Because I am anticapitalist.

  6. Miranda Bartosz says:

    My friend and I really wanted to start up a company where we make individualized prosthetics/medical devices for people whose needs aren't met by the mass produced prosthetics options on the market. It's no more than a dream though, because there are so many hoops you have to jump through in order to create one individualized thing and get it approved in the health sphere, and the cost of producing one prosthetic instead of mass producing them is crazy, not to mention all the liability insurance you would need, among many other barriers. But it's something we always dreamed of doing, being able to help those people who are already marginalized by the world and who then have been under served by the business that is supposed to help them.

  7. Brian18000 says:

    Small businesses aren't forming because they're getting taxed to death and politicians keep on printing off money to pay for our debts, inflating our money and adversely affecting loans.

  8. Lalo Amigo says:

    Did you say "We"? How old are you???

  9. M R says:

    I'm 16 and I started my own business this summer, making greeting cards with the linocut technique (basically big fun stamps). And although its an idea I had for a while, I wouldn't have actually done it if not for the BizKids program. Over the summer, I was given help starting my business and 100 bucks of seed money (although my business needed more than that and I had to use my own funds as well, it was nice to have a bit of financial help). The program was more geared towards younger kids and the advice kind-of basic from my eyes, but I was given networking opportunities and, really, signing myself up for the program gave me the kick in the pants I needed to start. I'm not going to be a big, multiple-employee business owner any time in the forseeable future, but I am now supporting the ronald mcdonald house charity in my area by sending a card to a family staying there every time i sell five of my own cards. So I'm affecting others positively as much as I can and it feels really good. I haven't broken even exactly yet, but hey, I'll get there!

  10. Kaz4Wokingham says:

    The other thing is that starting business has become more beurocratic, margins are smaller and the internet has killed location based duplication / small advantage.

  11. Daniel Ferguson says:

    I'm 28, and I've started 2 businesses. The first failed because I choose my partner poorly, and the second is on ice because I changed my mind and decided to pursue my original dream of professional singing (classical variety). I'm sure I'll start another later in life, but you're absolutely right that the security needs to come first. I've heard from plenty of older entrepreneurs who just suggest dropping everything and diving in, and I'm still curious how they didn't end up homeless in the 6 months it took to turn a profit.

  12. Ashley Huff says:

    yeah put your ideas on an public internet forum so that others can steal it. i'm not the start a business type. i don't like competitive environments.

  13. Dennis Fluttershy says:

    I want to try to get a business going. I've started out, and it's rolling very slowly.

  14. Dennis Fluttershy says:

    I don't think hire/fire is a very early stage of a business … depending on what it is. You can always start a business alone or with an acquaintance, and then when the business starts rolling, it might be time to hire someone to get more work done. (0:40)

  15. Aldor The Great says:

    You cant in canada unless your rich truedau ramping up small business taxes way too much

  16. loldsajdjjkaf says:

    i dont think you know what owning a typical small business is like and the amount of work it takes…. youre too young to understand.

  17. ThunderboltTangerine says:

    Great video, meanwhile Trump is focused on crowd and hand size….

  18. Supreme gamer76 says:

    If I could have the opportunity to be a sole proprietor I wouldn't know what my business would be about as it seems like everything I think of someone else has already done and I wouldn't think I'd have any impact for that product/industry.

  19. J Sanders says:

    I'm thrilled to take a look at some of your articles and resources. I'm very interested in starting my own business and have been reading books by Dave Ramsey, Rabbi Daniel Lapin, and Christy Wright to name just a few. I know in my specific situation DEBT is keeping me from taking those huge steps to fully depend on my business. It's not just my house and food that I have to make money to pay but it's school loans, credit cards, medical bills, a car… My husband and I are working very hard to lower our monthly bills, find a minimum standard of living for our lives and pay off our debt so that we do feel more freedom to take some of those more risky life adventures.

    As a whole I think this generation is tired of working for "the man" and also doesn't want to become "the man" the side hustle is the perfect way to do what you want, when you want, and if you help enough people while doing that make some money.

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