Many Americans sit in a cubicle-based world and dream of being their own boss and “calling the shots.”

Business gurus make a fortune selling books and recording podcasts on how to build your own company. After all, who doesn’t want to make as much money as they can and take as many vacations as they desire?

If that’s all there is to being an entrepreneur, why do so many people choose to work for someone else’s company? And why do so many entrepreneurs get burned out, go out of business, or file for bankruptcy? READ THE REST

Brandon Vallorani is a practiced entrepreneur and accomplished CEO, author of The Wolves and the Mandolin (ForbesBooks; 2017), and third generation Italian-American.

Founder of a media conglomerate recognized on the Inc. 5000 for five consecutive years, Brandon sold to a colleague in the business, and has more recently shifted focus to his other entrepreneurial endeavors.

Vallorani Estates offers hand-curated luxury products for those who celebrate life’s privileges, and a number of ventures run through his consulting business Romulus Marketing.

Vallorani graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, and began his career in the non-profit sector. He quickly rose through the ranks to become Executive Vice President in a few short years, simultaneously earning his Master of Business Administration from Thomas More College.

He lives in Metro-Atlanta, with his wife with whom he shares seven children, a son-in-law, and a grandson. In his free time, Brandon enjoys playing in casinos around the country, his three dogs, and learning Italian.