As head of Red Hill Ventures and Red Hill Capital, Todd Collins
has helped develop Charlotte, NC businesses such as community kitchen The City
Kitch, Nationwide Court Systems, and others. For his efforts, Collins was selected
by Business North Carolina Magazine as one of the state’s dynamic diverse
leaders. He has had widespread impact in the community. He has also grown Red
Hill Ventures into one of Charlotte’s largest black-owned companies, ranked #2
He offers some great advice for those who are just starting out on
the entrepreneur journey:
“Expenses not supporting business development are
often cleverly disguised as comfort expenses that are nice to have but not
Below are some great ideas for first-time
entrepreneurs. It’s important to feel passionate about your business so don’t
choose a path unless you feel excited about it.
Woodworking. People are willing to pay a premium
for handmade furniture and shelving. Hand painted furniture can also bring a
Day care center. People will always need child
care but you must love kids.
Photography. Good with a camera? Try your hand at
some local photos of landscapes then move on to photograph people.
Food. If you’re starting out, then a food truck
is a great idea. As you build up capital, you might find a local space and open
Writing. If you have the skills, you can get
plenty of work writing website content, email campaigns and ebooks for people
all over the world.
Todd Collins has invested in many of Charlotte,
NC businesses in the technology and real estate industries. He always has sound
advice for entrepreneurs who are just starting out. Among
other things, Charlotte, NC
entrepreneur Todd Collins is known for being an insightful investor, a
passionate philanthropist, and a proponent of diversity in business.