Nick Collins Newspaper Article
In 2001, my first online business was featured in our local paper.

Hi, i'm
Nick Collins
As an investor and serial entrepreneur, I have had the unique opportunity to immerse myself in ventures that span a wide range of sectors, including consulting, digital media, and brand management. 

Over two decades of self-employment, I have successfully started, led, and exited seven extraordinary companies. 

In 1999, I Made Several Discoveries

First, I realized that I hated sitting in traffic just to arrive at a job that I couldn't stand where I would spend my day performing tasks that gave me no satisfaction.

I was not happy doing what I was doing.

It became readily apparent that what I truly wanted was significantly more free time, money, and most importantly, the opportunity to do something I enjoyed. With this new awareness, I took a leap of faith in myself and started my very first company at the ripe early age of twenty.

After this, I became somewhat obsessed with creating small companies in a concentrated effort to stay out of the rat race—and I have never looked back.
Hi I'm         
Jeremy Jackson
 Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Maecenas porta orci ut nisi laoreet, eget hendrerit nisi sagittis. Nam rutrum, arcu vel pellentesque interdum, risus est sodales purus, sit amet congue felis felis non metus. Aliquam nunc ante, venenatis facilisis scelerisque in, vehicula sit amet mauris. Curabitur tempor ullamcorper porta. Quisque et massa in massa ullamcorpe .

 Consectetur id vel elit. Etiam eleifend urna ac mauris sollicitudin, eget porta enim fringilla. Morbi ultricies orci a bibendum varius. Nulla facilisi. Aenean sagittis pharetra augue, quis viverra leo fermentum consectetur. Pellentesque viverra dui vitae nisl blandit eleifend. Nam laoreet semper felis at luctus. Quisque eget commodo magna.

 Maecenas consequat quis magna pellentesque tincidunt. Suspendisse potenti. Quisque lacus sapien, suscipit a malesuada et, laoreet et eros. Mauris malesuada aliquet odio, in vulputate magna commodo sed. Phasellus non pretium elit. 
nick small business
My first internet business made the news in 2001
MY EARLY LIFE
I was a C student and
I dropped out of college...
I grew up in a small rural town and I did not excel in school. I always seemed to manage to do just enough to get by. I wasn't really into school activities, team sports, or social events. It just wasn’t who I was. Most days you could find me on a skateboard, or in front of a computer with my headphones on. 

Speaking of computers… When I was around 12-years-old, I became fascinated by computers. At the time, they were new and utterly fascinating to me. There was so much to learn, and none of it was boring like the things they had me learning in school. Hardware, software, hacking, and coding soon occupied the bulk of my free time. At around that time, my dad bought me my first computer. To his dismay, I immediately began tearing it apart, examining its interior, only to successfully put it back together again. I eventually joined the online world via AOL when it was in its infancy. I will never forget the feeling (or the sounds!) of connecting to the internet in those early days.

Despite my disinterest in school, I graduated high school and entered a community college with a dream of achieving a degree in Computer Science. During these college years, I became immersed in coding and web design, which at the time was a new and attractive skill set.

MY CAREER

I haven't had a regular 'job' 
or boss in 20 years

It all started when I saw an ad for a business in need of an 'internet guy.' Without hesitation, given my love for computers and the online world, I applied and was hired by a local TV studio—MPT—to work with a show called Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser. Essentially, my job was to read the printed transcript of that day’s live TV broadcast, along with the VIP Members Only content, and then upload it to their website. Easy enough!

Okay, okay. The job was a glorified data entry position, but I did more than just type up what I was reading. I used it as an opportunity to immerse myself in a new industry and learn all I could about it. Each day, I absorbed it and became fascinated with the financial and business worlds that I had never been previously exposed to. I was able to digest what I was reading at work while utilizing my deep knowledge of computers and the internet. Soon, it all started to come together for me.

While employed by MPT, I started building websites on the side. It dawned on me early on in that endeavor that the amount I could earn for creating one website was the equivalent of 3-month’s salary at the TV studio. When I took a hard look at the situation, the decision to leave came easily. After 3 years working at MPT and Wall $treet Week, I gave my notice and began building websites full time. I was my own boss. It became rather addictive, and this one massive, life-changing decision paved the path for me to never have to work a 'job' ever again.

I have not had a regular 'job' or boss since my resignation—and, trust me, I have never looked back.

In my 2 decades of entrepreneurship, I have started, led and or sold....

  • A Website Development and Consulting Company
  • Customer Experience (CX) Software Platform
  • 2 Brick and Mortar Retail Sporting Goods Shops
  • ​A Diamond Wholesale Business
  • ​An Athletic Sponsorship company
  • ​A PR and Crisis Management company
  • ​A Digital Media Marketing Agency
Nick Collins Small Business
My first retail skateboard shop was a success!
Nick Collins Newspaper
My 25-Person Digital Marketing Agency

Tony Robbins
I have attended many Tony Robbins events and the information and content has been invaluable. 
Nick Bentley Continental GT
A photo of us during the GoldRush Rally in 2014
MY PERSONAL LIFE 
When you get the freedom to do
what you want, its hard to go back.
Now in my early forties, I live in Glen Rock, PA with my wife, Mandy. 

We have a sweet little boy who loves to fish, a cockatoo, and a Shar-Pei named Ori. We are a happy and balanced family and I credit my entrepreneurial spirit with providing many of the blessings we have been dealt.

I have had the inspirational pleasure of meeting Tony Robbins, one of my mentors, on several occasions. Each time has been nothing short of amazing. 

My “why” for making the decisions and taking the risks I have taken over the years has always been that it would enable me to do what I want, when I want, with who I want, whenever I want. In short, I did it for a continued sense of freedom!

Freedom has yielded many wonderful once-in-a-lifetime events. My son and I both love cars. In 2014, we were able to ride along with the Gold Rush Rally Crew from Washington D.C. to New York. This was an incredible experience we won’t ever forget.

In 2019, during the pandemic, I decided to purchase my dream property. It is stunning. Constructed in 1792, the building had previously served as a Bed and Breakfast. Now, I am slowly turning the property into a venue where business events, seminars, and masterminds will be held. 

Since my last successful exit from one of my larger companies, I have been focusing on enjoying time with my family. In addition, I am currently devoting a great deal of time to the development of The Freedom Facet, which will bring together some of the most successful and influential individuals from our area to offer opportunities to build valuable relationships, learn from industry leaders, and interact with a selection of hand-picked companies. I have found great fulfillment in teaching people the things I have learned throughout my entrepreneurial journey—and I believe have a lot to share. 

The Freedom Facet will help me share my knowledge and allow others to do the same. 
My Specialties
Consulting & Teaching
 Helping entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses is my passion and I live and breathe it!

Start-up Launch & Exit
 The only thing more exciting to me than the creation and launch of a start-up is its sale and ensuring a profitable exit.

Project Management
The management of resources, time, budgets, obstacles, and much more has been a twenty-year labor of love for me.

Business Monetization
Finding a clear, reliable, and sustainable path to cash has always been important to me. If it is recurring, then even better! 
Outsourcing & Delegation
 I am a self-proclaimed master delegator and a huge proponent of outsourcing tasks. I do what I do best, then hire experts to handle the rest.
Systems & Process
Some people like to unwind with a drink in front of the TV… I unwind by reviewing and optimizing SOPs, employee handbooks, and more. 
Networking
 I have connected, partnered, and worked with the best of the best. My Rolodex and network are invaluable and I genuinely love to share them. 
Focus and Why
The capacity to take visions and transform them into reality is the most important skill in creating the attributes I most value in life. Maintaining laser focus and a clear and coherent ‘why’ is paramount.
SUCCESS STORIES
Dr Roson Ray
"Working with Nick has been a blessing to our Chiropractic office. His systems and framework, paired with his strategic digital solutions paid great dividends to our practice."
Dr. Roson Ray 
Charm City Chiropractic - Owner 
Brooke Collins
“From our first Ice Cream shop to the third, I am still utilizing the talents and tactics from Nick. The amount of actionable insights we get are priceless.”
Brooke Schnorr
The Bus Stop, LLC - Owner
Andrew Davis
"Nick has been a great resource to talk business strategy and growth with. 
He is always available and willing to help, and has provided incredible value to myself and the  Gramophone brand."

Andrew Davis

Gramophone Inc - CEO

Dennis Barry
“Nick helped me realize and take action on my lifelong dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Now that I am an owner I continue to leverage his experience and expertise in my personal entrepreneurial journey.”
Dennis Barry
Dark Horse Equity, Inc. - President

Let's Work Together

One on One Private Consulting

Nobody does it alone—and proximity IS power! The real magic in life, the giant leaps forward, fresh ideas, exponential gains, and brilliant breakouts happen when you take the initiative to bring the right people into your world. 

Especially when you find people from the outside with a proven track record of success and the objectivity and perspective to see your world in a way you may not see it (yet!). They can rock your world with their transformative insights, strategies, and actionable tactics that would’ve remained invisible to you for months, years, or even forever.

The problem for most ordinary people is that such a high-level and motivated mentor—one who would make the biggest difference—typically costs six figures to hire. Not an option for the bulk of the population.

But… think about this for a moment. What if you could dial-up that same high-level strategic and entrepreneurial brainpower when you most needed it?

What if you could pay only for those brief bursts of insight, acumen, and information in 1-hour increments? Intriguing, right?

Well, you can. I can be “your people” for one hour at a time. 

One-on-one consulting is the most impactful of my services.

CUSTOM JAVASCRIPT / HTML

Events, Masterminds and Workshops

To see a list of upcoming live events, masterminds, mixers, workshops, sessions and events please click the calendar.
Calendar of events coming soon as we prepare the event space ;)
CONNECT
Let's get to work!
Nick Collins
Hi I'm         
Jeremy Jackson
 Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Maecenas porta orci ut nisi laoreet, eget hendrerit nisi sagittis. Nam rutrum, arcu vel pellentesque interdum, risus est sodales purus, sit amet congue felis felis non metus. Aliquam nunc ante, venenatis facilisis scelerisque in, vehicula sit amet mauris. Curabitur tempor ullamcorper porta. Quisque et massa in massa ullamcorpe .

 Consectetur id vel elit. Etiam eleifend urna ac mauris sollicitudin, eget porta enim fringilla. Morbi ultricies orci a bibendum varius. Nulla facilisi. Aenean sagittis pharetra augue, quis viverra leo fermentum consectetur. Pellentesque viverra dui vitae nisl blandit eleifend. Nam laoreet semper felis at luctus. Quisque eget commodo magna.

 Maecenas consequat quis magna pellentesque tincidunt. Suspendisse potenti. Quisque lacus sapien, suscipit a malesuada et, laoreet et eros. Mauris malesuada aliquet odio, in vulputate magna commodo sed. Phasellus non pretium elit.