Seven Ways To Bounce Back From Your Biggest Setback

To succeed, use failure to your advantage.

Everyone grapples with setbacks and obstacles on the path to success. Sometimes, a breakdown can lead you to a significant breakthrough. Here’s how seven successful entrepreneurs and members of The Oracles overcame failure to fast-track their ultimate success.

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Will the gig economy replace the job for life?

Are the days of a ‘job for life’ long gone? Here, we examine the recent rise of the gig economy and how it affects modern working practices. The UK’s gig economy is booming, with more people than ever before choosing to work for themselves. According to statistics released last year, one in seven UK workers which equates to a record-high of 4.8 million people are now enjoying the freedom of being self-employed. Research has also suggested that just 6 per cent of workers do the traditional hours of 9am to 5pm.

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Amplify Your Blog Content: 5 Promotion Tips to Maximize Reach

The trouble is, there are thousands of people out there writing amazing blogs. There is a ton of wonderful, beautiful pieces of content out there. And the only way people will find your blog is if you bring them to it. Without amplification built into your content marketing strategy, your blog is a diamond buried five miles beneath the surface of the earth. It’s pretty! It’s valuable! But it’s not doing anyone any good. So, how are we content marketers doing with blog amplification? Are we using every channel? Getting the most mileage out of every paid service? Bringing in beaucoup eyeballs for the content we spend so much time creating?

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How Entrepreneurs Can Use Events as a Lead Generator

Research shows that 75 percent of B2B marketers believe that in-person events are the most effective lead generation strategy, above even blogging and social media. That doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Real-life experiences are simply more engaging and memorable than anything else. So, if event marketing isn’t already in your marketing toolbox to drive business growth, it should be. But before you dive in, understand that the trick to successful event marketing is having realistic expectations. First, you need to define your goal.

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Newsletter Cheat Sheet: How To Get Them Opened And Read

People sign up for email newsletters with no more thought than ordering a coffee at Starbucks. Then these unopened editions pile up in the inbox until the recipient gets fed up and unsubscribes from every one of them. How do beleaguered newsletter editors avoid having their work tossed into that pile? More importantly, how do they get their newsletters opened and read?

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Source: Newsletter Cheat Sheet: How To Get Them Opened And Read 10/10/2018

How to Run Two Businesses at the Same Time

America is brimming with entrepreneurial spirit. Millions of people nationwide have taken the plunge to launch their own companies, some successfully and others less so. As famed billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson once said, “Our ability to come up with ideas is a blessing and a curse. It’s great that we’re constantly inspired and optimistic, but it can sometimes be hard to focus on one idea for long enough to turn it into a successful business.”

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11 Must-Read Newsletters for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur magazine and digital editors share their picks.

Axios Future
Morning Brew
CB Insights
CultureBanx
My Sweet Dumb Brain
Autoweek Daily Drive
Wall Street Journal What’s News
Science
Hot Pod
Morning Media Newsfeed
Entrepreneur

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I Can’t Always Be Mr Success And Neither Can You

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Today I stuffed up big time.

I’ve spent the last five years becoming disciplined and learning every self-improvement hack I could.

I’ve tried very hard not to drink too much alcohol, minimise my sugar intake, reframe from swearing, treat people better, give more to those in need and be an all round good human being.

But today I F*#ked that up. Can you believe it?

Well, you better.

As hard as I try to be successful, there are going to be times when I mess up. Today was the day I was put to the test.

Source: I Can’t Always Be Mr Success And Neither Can You. – The Mission – Medium

The Career Shift From Employed to Independent

More and more folks are leaving the 9-to-5 grind for the grind of growing their own business.

Career independence is on the upswing, and according to a recent survey conducted by FreshBooks, the majority (7 in 10) of self-employed individuals have no intention of returning to traditional employment. Instead, they intend to grow their business. The fact is that primary roles in the economy are no longer “employer and employee.” We have shifted toward an “independent professional and client” economy. Here’s a brief history as to how career independence became the new norm.

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How True Is The Entrepreneur Life You See On Social Media?

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If you search ‘entrepreneur’, ‘founder’ or ‘startup’ on Instagram, what do you see? Or more to the point, what do you not see? There is no tears. No late nights. No signs of panic. No empty bank accounts.

Instagram would have you believe that becoming an entrepreneur, and indulging in some #entrepreneurlife, means the following.

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