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Cornelius Kirk

The goal of Hardly Hustle is to provide inspiration, drive and motivation in a 10 minute read or less. What you see is what you get. This is hot off the press without an editing team. Cornelius Kirk is up.

Cornelius Kirk

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Cornelius Kirk and I am a Father, Author, Podcast Owner/host and co-owner of Bro Code Media. I've been in Raleigh, NC since 2009 and have 20 years in Sales Leadership for Large Corporate enterprises.

What did it take/how did you get started?

Pandemic stopped us and we created the Bro Code Platform to be able to connect. Once the world opened up we quickly shifted to in person events, interviews, red carpet events, media interviews and speaking engagements.

What does the future look like for you and your business?

Bright! We are committed to investing in ourselves, and our community. We believe the best way is through the Power of Collaboration with partnerships and sponsorships.

What drives / motivates you on a daily basis?

I made a promise to myself as a kid that I would also help others to feel better about life when I had the chance. I also want my mother to know her sacrifices weren't in vain.

What advice would you give someone interested in doing what you do?

Just start. You need not have it all figured it. Find mentors who are where you want to be and ask questions. Make sure to listen.

What has been the hardest part of your business journey?

Finding like minded individuals who are committed to the process it takes to scale. You can't do it without a team.

How have you managed burnout thus far?

We are serious about self care. Rest, fitness and nutrition are all a part of the success journey. I won't succeed in business and lose in health. Wellness is the new cool.

What are a few resources that you'd recommend?

My favorite books are Think and grow rich and 4 agreements. Youtube is a new age free university. Of course The Bro Code Show.


List the founders

Troy Johnson, JC Smith, Cornelius Kirk

How many hours a week do you work on this hustle?

Wow...All things considered probably 50

# of Employees?


When did you start?


How much did it cost to launch?


What were your funding methods and ballpark amount raised?

Self funded. Business Credit

Annual revenue?

Not provided.

Projected revenue?


What's the #1 thing you need right now?

More interns.


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