Atlanta, GA – James Hunt is recognized nationwide as “The Celebrity Credit Guru,” helping America’s biggest entertainers, athletes and thousands of everyday people with their credit so they can make money moves with supreme confidence.
Among his clients are people like Bruno Mars, Akon, Tank, Taraji P. Henson, Larenz Tate, Tichina Arnold, Tyrese, Usher and Shaq. However, the multi-millionaire business owner and author also has a penchant for developing young black men into successful entrepreneurs. Now, he is taking it a step further with his new company, The Hunt.
Just eight years ago, James Hunt was homeless, walking through the upscale Buckhead community of Atlanta dreaming of one day owning a beautiful home and driving the Range Rover or Bentley that would often pass him by. Those dreams are now a reality, and he credits that to his vision and unrelenting pursuit of success.
From homeless to millionaire
“The Hunt, while a namesake, is all about being able to target what it is that you want with a laser focus and going out there and getting it,” Hunt said. “It is my new company, which is focused on developing young black entrepreneurs. I think that so often we are encouraging people to be entrepreneurs, but no one ever teaches you how to hunt and how to properly go after what you want.”
Through Hunt’s credit and financial concierge company, based in Atlanta, GA, he elevated himself from a life of homelessness by becoming the top person in the credit repair industry. Over the last seven years, he has done the same for several of his employees. All young, black and mostly in their twenties and thirties, some of them were homeless themselves or just lacked direction – only to work with Hunt before ultimately launching their own six and seven figure businesses with excellent credit to boot. He is currently elevating the next group of business owners and has designed a masterclass for entrepreneurship and credit on his website.
“Becoming a millionaire, or becoming successful at all requires a certain mindset and unwavering focus. There are various techniques to hunting down success,” he said. “I teach things like strategy, knowing how to approach clients, knowing when to pull the trigger, knowing when to lay and wait for your “prey”… knowing when to make your move and when to actually be silent. Many of our young black men aspire to live a luxury lifestyle, but no one teaches them how to actually achieve it. No one teaches them about money, how to manage it, and how to make it work for you. That is what I am doing with The Hunt.”
Participants of James Hunt’s program. (Provided.)
Hunt states that it is easy to identify why most entrepreneurs fail as opposed to those who succeed. Aside from the lack of discipline and drive, here are some other reasons he mentioned:
Failure to prepare
“You can’t survive if you do not do your research. How well do you understand your business? What do you offer that separates you from your competition and makes customers want to go to you? If you can’t figure that out, you will not succeed.”
Giving up too early.
“Many entrepreneurs quit right before they are about to experience a breakthrough. You have to weather the storm, sometimes multiple storms.”
Lack of patience.
“Hunting means that sometimes you have to lay and wait. You can’t always move before it is time or you may spook your prey. In other words, you may turn potential customers off and ruin your opportunity.”
Telling your business.
“A good hunter understands the value of keeping quiet so your prey is not alerted to what you are doing. Also, you do not want critics and the competition to know when you plan on pulling the trigger. If they do, they can lay traps for you and the hunter can become the person who is hunted.”
Lack of financial literacy.
Hunt said successful businessmen understand how money works, recognize the importance of credit, how to leverage it, and how to properly invest their money.
“When you see me haul away the prey, that is when you will know that I was hunting,” Hunt said. “That is what I teach these young men. Educate yourself, put in the work. then, speak with actions and results, not words.”