Smart Hustle Recap: SXSW 2016 Coverage, Mark Cuban Quotes, and More

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Smart Hustle Recap: SXSW 2016 Coverage, Mark Cuban Quotes, and MoreSouth by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual set of conferences and festivals that takes place every year in mid-March in Austin, Texas. Although much of the event is tailored to the entertainment community (film and music), it also includes interactive media where businesses from around the country and the world set up booths to demonstrate the latest technology – from software and apps to physical tech gadgets. Recently on Smart Hustle, we have been featuring a roundup of interviews from SXSW 2016. Some of this SXSW 2016 coverage is featured in this edition of the Smart Hustle Recap. We also have Mark Cuban quotes and a story about how to find clarity and consistency in your small business.

SXSW 2016 Coverage

SXSW 2016 took place from March 11-15 in Austin, TX, and Ramon Ray visited to learn about the latest technology relevant to small businesses in order to report back to readers. Some of the SXSW 2016 coverage featured recently includes:

  • Fluidstance – An innovative product helping to incorporate more natural movement while you are using a standing desk.
  • Knokal – A new B2B website that uses a “” approach to connect small businesses.
  • United Airlines – New developments in first-class seating that make your travel more comfortable and productive.

Mark Cuban Loves Hustle

At SXSW 2016, Ramon also ran into Mark Cuban, billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks and investor on ABC’s Shark Tank. In a short video interview, Ramon asks Mark why he loves hustle so much and Mark delivers another quotable answer. In this article you can listen to the interview and hear his new quote – and we also explore a range of other quotes that demonstrate how much Mark Cuban loves hustle.

Click to read 8 Reasons Why Mark Cuban Loves Hustle.

The Importance of Clarity & Consistency

Finally, in a recent audio interview, Ramon spoke with Dr. Will Moreland, a speaker, author and coach who focuses on leadership and personal development. When asked about the problems he sees small business owners make, he mentions that many business owners come to him lacking clarity and consistency regarding the values and goals of the business. Knowing these things is important because they will help guide all the other smaller actions in your business. This article will help you focus in so you can solidify and execute your business identity.

Click to read Clarity and Consistency: 2 Keys to Finding Small Business Success.

Once again, the weekly Smart Hustle roundup provides both information and inspiration to help propel your own small business forward. For more knowledge – and more SXSW 2016 coverage – visit

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Jennifer Peaslee has a Masters in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame. She is currently working as a freelance writer, editor, blogger and researcher.