I Look At You And All I See Is Failure

Long hours, spreadsheets full of revenue numbers, a huge ego, weekly interstate plane trips, no partner, kids you don’t know and lots of money you don’t need. On the outside, you’re taking the business world by storm…

Source: I Look At You And All I See Is Failure. – The Startup – Medium

Hustle Porn is the Latest Toxic Scourge to Hit Entrepreneurs

This new type of “porn” has no place in people’s lives. See how you can get it out of yours. He says that sometimes entrepreneurs get so caught up in trying to make their business a success that they can end up putting their health on the proverbial back burner, which is neither smart nor productive.

Source: ‘Hustle Porn’ is the Latest Toxic Scourge to Hit Entrepreneurs.

Take the plunge: 5 questions to ask before quitting your job to start a company

Many people fantasize about quitting their office jobs to start their own venture. Whether they have a side hustle that they think they can monetize, or daydream about writing proposals in pajamas, entrepreneurship can seem like a compelling alternative to working in a cubicle. However, given that 50% of businesses fail in the first five years, it’s important to make an informed decision. Before you draft your resignation letter, make sure to consider these questions:

Source: Take the plunge: 5 questions to ask before quitting your job to start a company

The Rise Of The Lifestyle Entrepreneur

“What kind of life do I want?” Increasingly, this is the question on people’s minds, replacing “What kind of job do I want?” I often hear this from new entrepreneurs building e-commerce businesses, leveraging technology to shed traditional barriers to entry. The term “lifestyle entrepreneurship” was pioneered by a high-flying, highly visible group of savvy digital natives. They recognize the power of the web and have devised ways to create efficient, streamlined businesses that outsource everything beyond their core skill sets. Dubbed MMO (make money online), this innovative group’s lifestyle is on display all over social media.

Source: The Rise Of The Lifestyle Entrepreneur

Here’s why part time and work from home jobs are the new normal

There are a growing number of individuals, from various stages of life, who specifically want and value part-time and work from home jobs as they raise children, take care of an ailing parent, volunteer or simply desire to scale back as they get closer to retirement.They are experienced and confident and typically value flexibility more than a title or compensation package. Historically, ‘moms’ have comprised the greatest percentage of candidates seeking part-time. While this is still the case, we are seeing more and more people in other phases of their lives seeking part-time work. Who are these people? Let’s take a look:

Source: Here’s why part time & work from home jobs are the new normal | Ladders

The Hard Truth You Need to Know Before Becoming an Online Entrepreneur

Like every other person who stumbled into online entrepreneurship, I also fell for the surreal promises of working from a beach and traveling to a different city every other day. You know the drill. There are tons and tons of people selling courses that are supposed to make you rich in a month with some magic internet formula. If you have spent any reasonable amount of time trying out an online business, you already know that most of them are crap. The major reason I haven’t started selling courses on making money through freelance writing is that I wonder if anyone would flip if they knew what was really involved.

Source: The Hard Truth You Need to Know Before Becoming an Online Entrepreneur

24 Books Successful People Read

People who do great things typically are serious about self-improvement.

People who do great things typically are serious about self-improvement, which often is served in the form of a book. Here are two dozen good ones, recommended by founders, executives, and other high achievers.

Source: 24 Books Successful People Read

What Education Do You Need To Become A Freelancer?

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For many, working as a freelancer is a great path to self-employment. Freelancers often enjoy the autonomy and other benefits of entrepreneurship. At the same time, they don’t have all of the overhead and concerns of other business owners. For example, freelancers don’t have to woo investors or search for an office.

Source: What Education Do You Need To Become A Freelancer? | Forbes.com

6 Steps Required From A New Venture Dream To Reality

It seems like everyone wants to be an entrepreneur and get rich these days. As a business mentor, I sometimes feel besieged by people begging for my view and support of their latest idea. In reality, I like most ideas, but I have to tell them that the real challenge is taking the inspiration from a dream to a business reality. All the evidence says that over 99% fail to make that leap.

Source: 6 Steps Required From A New Venture Dream To Reality – AlleyWatch

Our Top 10 Franchise Categories for 2018

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What types of franchises are thriving right now? The ones that give customers what they need (like employment and health services), what they want (entertainment and beauty), and what they didn’t even know they wanted until just a minute ago (acupuncture and poke bowls). From emerging industries to those that just keep going strong, we’ve picked the 10 franchise categories we believe will shine brightest in 2018.

Source: Our Top 10 Franchise Categories for 2018 | Entrepreneur.com