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Being a Black Entrepreneur in the United States. Learn lessons from Lyron Foster

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Lyron has encountered discrimination and other business setbacks. But with determination, successful entrepreneurship in the United States is possible.

Lyron Foster is a very determined and prolific entrepeneur. Becoming an entrepreneur isn’t as easy as one thinks it to be. The journey is full of many challenges, roadblocks, hurdles, and can even turn into failures. However, people who are determined enough, overcome these challenges and establish themselves as entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs create new business while bearing most of the risks and enjoying the rewards, at the same time. Such people innovate as they become a source of new ideas, goods, services, and business procedures. Entrepreneurs play a key role in the economy where they use their skills to bring new ideas into the market. If their ideas are successful, they are awarded profits, fame, and continued growth opportunities. Lyron Foster is one such successful entrepreneur who has made a name for himself in the business world. He is the CEO of Code Armada, along with 87 other technology brands across 4 countries. He was also the co-founder/CTO of Hostgator.com. He is a renowned serial entrepreneur, author, investor, coder, and technologist.

Lyron had always been interested in technology. According to his family, he had always possessed a natural aptitude for it. He started programming at the age of 12 and started experimenting with Slackware Linux at the age of 13. Over the years, he mastered the skills required to become a technologist. He was only 21 years old when he got his first real “technology” job at BurstNet working as a Linux Engineer. Soon he emerged as a successful technologist, having mastered all the skills. His passion for technology remained constant throughout his life.

Apart from being a successful technologist, Lyron is largely known for his serial entrepreneurship. As a serial entrepreneur, Lyron is continuously coming up with new ideas and starting new businesses. A serial entrepreneur often comes up with an idea and works on setting things up. Once things get started, they give the responsibility to someone else and move on to a new idea and a new venture. Throughout his career, some of the most memorable experiences had to be focused on his business failures and successes. He has often been lucky enough to found or co-found some of the most amazing ventures, such as Code Armada and Hostgator.  However, he has also had the misfortune of experiencing multiple business failures first hand. But Lyron never let this get to him as he learned from his mistakes and always performed better later on. He has learned lots from both his successes and failures. To this date, he has founded or co-founded over 87 businesses across 4 countries.

Despite experiencing multiple business failures, Lyron Foster has never given up and continues to thrive. His peerless determination rivals that of some of the biggest names in business.

One of his most successful business has been HostGator. HostGator was founded in a dorm room at Florida Atlantic University. HostGator has now grown into a leading provider of Shared, Reseller, VPS, and Dedicated web hosting. It is headquartered in Houston and Austin, Texas, with several international offices throughout the globe. Whether you are looking for a personal website hosting plan or a business website hosting plan, HostGator is the perfect solution for it. Their powerful website hosting services do not only help people achieve their overall website goals, but also provides them with the confidence they need in knowing that they have been with a reliable and secure website hosting platform. HostGator is the easiest website hosting platforms to use where Lyron served as the CTO for HostGator.

Currently, Lyron has extended his services to Code Armada, where he serves as the CEO of the company. The Code Armada is a leading US Based Technology Services & Staffing Solutions provider. They train and nurture the world’s top IT talent and then put them to work for businesses around the globe. Lyron has been successfully provided IT talent to the world.

Despite being such a busy man, Lyron finds time for his personal life as he showcases it on his Instagram. He can be seen sharing pictures of his delicious food, his friends and family, and his adventures around town.

For more information, people can follow him on Twitter at @LyronFoster or on Instagram at @lfoster96720.

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Special Feature: Sitting down with Lyron Foster (Interview)

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Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path? 

I’ve always been interested in technology and have always possessed a natural aptitude for it. I started programming at the age of 12 and started experimenting with Slackware Linux at the age of 13. When I was 21 years old, I got my first real “technology” job at BurstNet working as a Linux Engineer.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this? 

Throughout my career, some of the most memorable experiences had to be focused on my business failures. While I’ve been lucky enough to found/co-found some amazing ventures, such as Code Armada and Hostgator. I’ve also had the misfortune of experiencing multiple business failures first hand. I’ve learned lots from both my successes and failures. To date: I have founded/co-founded over 87 businesses across 4 countries.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”? 

I would tell any aspiring entrepreneur to establish healthy working habits from the beginning. Make time for yourself and your family. Establish and religiously enforce work/personal life boundaries.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story? 

There’s no single individual honestly. I’ve received help from many people, including some of my critics. Positive feedback solidifies what you know and negative feedback forces you into critical thinking mode. Personal and professional growth is triggered by a need to change, develop, or evolve. As such, I would like to thank everyone throughout my career that highlighted my talents and pointed out my weaknesses.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world? 

I’ve developed over 500 courses and trained thousands of students, putting the skills necessary to thrive in the IT industry into the hands of individuals that might not have otherwise been able to afford the training.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life? 

My quote favorite is: “Never give up”. I know everyone says it and it feels a little cliche’, but it’s absolutely true. There will be moments in your life when everything feels hopeless.

How can our readers follow you on social media? 

On twitter “@LyronFoster” or on Instagram “@Lfoster96720”.

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