My average workday used to have several “ends.” I would end my day at the office by closing my laptop, putting it in my bag, and saying goodbye to my workmates. But, after putting my daughter to bed, I would take my laptop back out of my bag and squeeze in a tiny bit of work before dinner. I’d close it again, grab some food and return to my laptop. And finally, when my notification popped back up to tell me I needed to get off all devices to prepare for bed, I’d end my workday once more. […]
Want to learn the secrets that built the world’s greatest businesses?Listening to podcasts is one way to do just that. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of 30 of our favorite business podcasts! These shows will teach you everything from starting up and selling your product to the hidden economics that drives industries. They’ll also keep you up to date on the latest business news and market trends. Soak up the wisdom and enjoy!
Let’s talk about billionaires–especially unusual, bootstrapped, secretive philanthropic-minded billionaires who describe themselves consistently as nerds. It’s a small group. Its leader: the Craigslist founder Craig Newmark.
Few things can be more invigorating or exciting than starting a successful side hustle—but at the same time, there’s no denying that these entrepreneurial endeavors require a lot of time, energy and effort. Getting the results you want is far from guaranteed. Rejection is commonplace when trying to land new clients or snag a key investor. Even when you are achieving your desired outcomes, the sheer amount of energy that goes into making your side hustle a success can contribute to both physical and mental fatigue.
Freelancing can do more than just offer extra side cash — it can be a lucrative long-term career as a business owner or even give you the skill set to branch into a new field or industry. When it comes to breaking into freelancing, many people make the common mistake of trying to start too big. They want to be “life coaches” and “gurus” and “business consultants” when they’re not actually qualified to do any of the above.Instead, they should be opting for one of the five easy ways to get into freelancing, no matter what skills they currently have. All you need to do is be ready to work reliably. Let’s take a look at each.
When done right, dropshipping can be extremely beneficial for an ecommerce store. Rather than having to worry about storing inventory yourself, dropshipping allows you to set up a system where purchased goods are sent directly from your manufacturer to the customer. While this can reduce overhead and streamline your shipping, many entrepreneurs fail to capture these benefits due to a few routine mistakes. Here’s a closer look at the errors you need to avoid when setting up dropshipping for your store:
From extra income to a source of inspiration, here are three reasons why you should have a job and a side-hustle.
We naturally want to make an impact in the world around us, and when we feel like we can’t do that, we get frustrated. No wonder so many millennials quit their jobs after a year or two, feeling like they’re not “fulfilled.”
The truth is, working in Corporate America may not satisfy your itch to make a difference or pursue your dreams, but it will definitely pay the bills. Instead of quitting your day job, you can use your side hustle to make your own impact.
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.
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.
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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