I Asked A Billionaire Entrepreneur How To Save My Business

Her advice might surprise you.

Alex Bentley
4 min readMar 15, 2022


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If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that the best business advice doesn’t always come from the most obvious sources.

Case in point: when I was struggling to make sense of my failing startup company, I called rap genius and long-time friend, Kanye West.

After Kanye listened to me sob on the phone for five straight minutes, he said, “It’s gonna be alright, man.”

Then Kanye put his then-wife, Kim Kardashian, on the phone.

She actually wanted to FaceTime with me.

So I tapped on the screen, and she appeared in high-definition color. Her jet black hair, goops of foundation applied to her face, and burning brown eyes were all there for me to see.

“I’m sorry to interrupt you,” I said.

“It’s no problem,” she replied.

I then explained how my company was lagging behind the competition, not making enough sales, and that I needed to take action right away.

“I have the best advice for you,” Kim chimed.

“What is it, Kimmy?”

Back then, I always called her Kimmy, and she loved my cute little nickname for her. She would get all giddy. Like a schoolgirl that has a crush on her English teacher.

“Get your fucking ass up and work. Because it seems like nobody wants to work these days,” she said.

I gulped hard.

My grey, beady eyes stared at her in amazement. It appeared to be simple enough, yet I had a feeling she knew what she was doing.

“Hmm,” I muttered.

“You have employees, right?” Kimmy asked.

“Of course,” I replied.

“Good. Because working doesn’t actually mean that you have to do the work. But you need to wake up every morning, be positive, and tell your employees to get their asses to work.”

“I’m not so sure if that’ll help.”

“Of course it will,” she said. “You’re the boss, right?”



Alex Bentley

I write about crypto, personal finance, business & tech. Also, I publish a bit of humor to make you laugh.