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Ebong Eka
Ebong Eka is no stranger to the world of personal finance & lifestyle. As a certified public accountant, former professional basketball player and one of Washington DC’s Best Dressed Men, he offers a fresh perspective in a commanding yet approachable manner that draws a diverse audience.

Ebong gives real life-practical money solutions, tailored to the everyday person, the aspiring entrepreneur and the small business owner. Ebong is a business and accounting consultant with Levyti Consulting, LLC. in McLean, Virginia. Ebong is also the founder of Ericorp Consulting, Inc., a tax and management consulting firm in the Washington, DC area.

Ebong is the author of Start Me Up! The-No-Business-Plan, Business Plan.
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Ebong is a tax and small business expert who regularly appears on MSNBC, Fox News, Fox Business Channel, NBC and CNN. Ebong was also a popular face in primetime for his role on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of DC”.

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How Come Some Not-So-Smart, Not-So-Well-Educated People Get So Rich?

(3) Comments | Posted December 3, 2015 | 4:47 PM

This was my answer to a financial limiting belief in the form of a question on Quora!

Find he original question and answer here!

Depending who you ask, you'll hear two schools of thought.

1) Save your money, invest in mutual fund/stock market, lower your spending,...

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How to Be Great at Media for Your Business by Being Donald Trump!

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2015 | 5:14 PM

So far Donald Trump has spent approximately $2 million on his presidential campaign while his competitors have spent as much as 10x that amount. Some competitors, like former Governor Jeb Bush, had to cut some of his campaign staff.

If you think The Donald is only famous because of NBC's hit The Apprentice, you're mistaken. Trump has been a pop culture fixture for over three decades. Whether it's as the owner of the defunct NY USFL football team, the best selling author of real estate books or being the owner of the Miss USA and Miss America pageants, Trump has managed to remain highly relevant throughout the years.

He continues to be interviewed on cable and network shows and he'll also be a host for the award winning NBC show, Saturday Night Live in November 2015.

That level of publicity is priceless... seriously... You can't buy that type of publicity. Regardless of where you sit on the political spectrum, the smart people are paying attention to the public relations, branding and media mastery that Trump is showing.

Why is Trump "The Real Estate & branding guy"?

My theory is Trump represents something akin to the Dunbar Number. The belief is the brain can handle and know intimate details of approximately (on average) 150 people. After that amount, the brain takes short cuts...using a word, a phrase or some other descriptor so time and mental effort is spared.

Trump has managed to stay relevant in the minds of many -- hate him or love him... you remember him!

That matters in doing business, finding a service provider, buying a product or even voting!

How many of you have experienced situations where a friend wanted to sell their house but forgot you were a realtor -- and would have GLADLY given you the listing?

It happens too often... branding and marketing is something i have been experimenting with for years... and it's a science that has been lucrative for me.

If you're a business, brand or's imperative you get your audience to pay know you, and give you a descriptor that makes it easy for them to remember you.

I've learned a lot from Trump...about marketing..not necessarily politics but then again - some would argue that marketing IS politics!

Check out for a 1-page blueprint I use to stay relevant in the eyes of my audience!

Leave a comment below and let me know a time when a friend or client told you "I wish I had known you did that - I would have given the work to you!"

What did you do about it?

Please like, share, subscribe and repost with credit!

Check out for a 1-page blueprint I use to stay relevant in the eyes of my...

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The Single Biggest Reason Why the U.S. Economy Is Still Bad Despite a 5.5% Unemployment Rate!

(33) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 4:55 PM

Is the economy really getting better for most Americans?

It depends who you ask - the unemployed and underpaid would obviously disagree with that question.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US unemployment rate in February 2015 decreased to 5.5% from 5.7%.

Sounds amazing...

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What I Learned About Life, Death and Brian Williams on February 16th, 2015

(4) Comments | Posted March 4, 2015 | 1:41 PM

Three months before Feb. 16th, 2015, I started on a path of pseudo enlightenment. Feb. 16, 2015 would be a monumental day -- I turned 40 years old!

There were several things I learned about Life, Death and from the Brian Williams "fabrication/ lying" scandal.


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Two Things Kanye West and His Grammy Appearance Taught Me About Success

(3) Comments | Posted February 9, 2015 | 7:43 PM

The underlying thing about Kanye is no one believed in him. Every record label told him that his ideas were garbage... until the Jay-Z album The Blueprint. Even then, no one appreciated his other musical talents.

The majority of people in similar situations would have quit after the first or...

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5 Sites That Make Your Small Business Life Easier

(2) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 6:39 AM


Starting a business is easy...

If you're thinking I'm nuts, I will explain.

Running your business is the difficult part.

Anyone can start a business by forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC), filing the necessary paper work, getting office space, a...

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Another Gender Gap Exists and These Savvy Ladies Seek to Close It!

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2014 | 12:58 PM

Studies show that women still earn less money than men for the same work. Since the signing of the Equal Pay Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the disparity has shrunk from 59 cents to 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. The wage gap...

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Should I Form a LLC or S-Corp for My Business?

(2) Comments | Posted August 13, 2013 | 2:34 PM

To start or not to start....a business?

According to a Nate Hindeman's article in the Huffington Post, fifteen percent of entrepreneurs launched their own ventures after losing their job and that number jumped to as high as eighteen percent in the last twelve months.


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Good News From the IRS for Job Seekers!

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 5:46 PM

Source: Oregon State University Career Services

For the last several years, the state of the economy has been a topic of discussion. For the unemployed, the economy has been an area of pain. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the June 2013...

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How to Spot Cyber Vulnerabilities in Your Business!

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 2:19 PM

According to a recent Reuters article, Facebook inadvertently exposed the email addresses and phone numbers of approximately 6 million people to unauthorized viewers due to a glitch in the way data was archived. With the proliferation of companies and governments joining the online world, cyber attacks are the...

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What Do You Get When You Mix 10,000+ Hours of Experiences and Leadership With Entrepreneurial Aspirations?

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2013 | 7:18 PM

Entrepreneurship and leadership isn't always directly related. Many small business owners struggle with the relationship because they're passionate and perhaps experienced about their idea but as famed VC and Founder Collective Managing Partner, Eric Paley states "Great entrepreneurship is in the execution." Both skills can be...

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The 3 Most Failed Businesses (Infographic)

(5) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 8:15 PM

The Most Tried and Failed Small Businesses

With permission: Infographic courtesy of, and designed by Nowsourcing.

NowSourcing, Inc.
4010 Dupont Circle, Suite 409
Louisville, KY 40207

I would love your thoughts, so please leave...

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This Latina Took Lean In to Another Level -- Learn How to Have It All in Your Business(es)!

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2013 | 1:42 PM

The American Dream Out of Necessity!


Yesi Morillo-Gual grew up in the Washington Heights area of New York City as one of five children to immigrant parents of the Dominican Republic. Her father worked 16 to 18 hours a day while her...

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Why Is Grandma's Walker More Expensive in 2013?

(2) Comments | Posted December 7, 2012 | 2:21 PM

Like sands through the hour-glass, this is the "Fiscal Cliff" of our lives. Political soap operas are prevalent in Washington, D.C., but the recent fiscal cliff crisis has been exacerbated by the deadline on December 31, 2012.

The fiscal cliff refers to automatic tax increases, spending cuts and budget...

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Your Favorite Local Shop Needs Your Help! Small Biz Saturday Is Upon Us!

(3) Comments | Posted November 24, 2012 | 9:48 AM

Unlike many, who literally fought their way to savings on Black Friday, I chose to shop online and visit local merchants. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great but these days seem to pass local stores by -- well, not anymore!

Small Business Saturday is the...

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Great Black Friday Tips (Or Is it Brown Thursday?)

(2) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 10:20 PM

Brown Thursday + Black Friday Equals Black & Blue Monday!

There was Black Friday and after the ecommerce explosion came Cyber Monday! Now there's Brown Thursday which I believe is lazy advertising executive's attempt to create yet another shopping day! Brown Thursday already has its own day called...

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Not All Charities Are Created Equal

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2012 | 4:15 PM

Two weeks after Hurricane Sandy slammed the East Coast, claiming (as of this writing) 110 lives, the American Red Cross has raised $117 million as of Nov. 9 and dispensed all of its emergency response vehicles to help the hard-hit areas.

The American Red Cross...

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Uprade Your Phone For Less!

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2012 | 2:05 PM

You're excited to get the hot new cell phone... but your phone is pretty much out of date before your contract is up! Getting an even newer I phone is out of the question and can cost you as much as $800! Did you know that you can get a...

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$1 Trillion of Student Loan in America -- Here's a Quick Tip

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2012 | 1:31 AM

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Spend Less for Your College Kid -- From a Mom's Point of View

(0) Comments | Posted August 23, 2012 | 6:16 PM

The end of summer brings cooler temperatures, the fall season and back-to-school! Excited college students across the country will be checking into their dorm rooms for the fall semester this week.

Even though it's autumn, money doesn't grow on trees! Many parents of college students will be anxious about...

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