How Side Hustlers Can Get Biggest Business Results in Quantity of Time

With so few free hours in the day, it can be tough for side hustlers to feel like they are getting anywhere in their business, gig or project.

But your limits are actually your blessing.

“The time constraints you have are an advantage, not a limitation,” says Adrienne Dorison, a business consultant and strategist. “They require you to focus only on the most important things, and you’ll get results faster because of it.”

As an expert in productivity and business development for entrepreneurs, Dorison is all about streamlining strategies. With a few shifts, she is able to find gaps in mindset and workflows to  provide big results while minimizing effort.

In a Facebook Live, Dorison will be provide advice to side hustlers,including myself, on how to set the right priorities to grow your business. The episode is the first in the Side Hustler edition of our new series “Tough Love Tuesday,” in which business owners like you get support, resources and actionable advice.

In this talk, Dorison will cover:

Developing a strategy

How This Entrepreneur Saves and Make Money to Finance Startupnya

After pressure from immigrant parents to follow a traditional career path to make the family proud, Louie Balasny decided to go to law school. After realizing that law was not a career that was right for him, he got a job at a bank. When he was let go of his job at the bank, he was faced with the question “what’s next?” Balasny met his co-founder and together they got to work, bootstrapped and paid their dues. Find out how Balasny juggled growing and financing a company.

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The technology Harness creates as a Mobile Mogul

For many entrepreneurs, it’s easy to get locked into a startup state of mind (and the instability that goes with it). It’s time to break those tethers, friends! Outsourced chief strategy officer and lifelong entrepreneur, Aaron Scott Young, lays out his recipe to build a business that works hard for you so that you aren’t a slave to the daily grind. Tune in for a veritable how-to guide on conquering challenging and often unpredictable obstacles, measuring performance to boost productivity and selecting the right gear to stay connected with critical business components. (Entrepreneur Network partners Scott Duffy and Alan Taylor trust the HP Elite x2 2-in-1). Plus, don’t miss out on a Business & Burgers first where we sample three delectable PONO Burger creations

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4 Ways to Recognize Time to Make the Leap and Start Your Own Business

one percent of Americans are interested in being self-employed, however most don’t start their own business, largely out of fear of what would happen if they don’t succeed. I was part of the 51 percent and feared remaining part of that statistic forever, never taking the leap to go out on my own.

For a decade, I worked as a Division I college athletics marketer and sports marketing professor. Then, during what should’ve been one of the most joyful times in my life, I almost lost my life. A near-death experience during the birth of my daughter prompted me to realize it was time to take action towards building a life and career I would be happier with.

I started working on launching my business while I was still employed full-time, doing things such as building my website after I’d put my daughter to bed for the night and while my husband was working the night shift. I was working towards my goal, but burning myself out and trying not to give in to the mounting pressure. I kept wondering, “How would I know when it’s the right time to make the big leap?”

The

5 Successful TV Shows and Successful Businesses

Running any small business is tough. You don’t have the capital. Your competitors can crush you, especially when you are still building a solid base of customers you can rely on. But I’ve learned a lot about running businesses, particularly when it comes to my penny stock trading lessons.

I appeared on TV with Steve Harvey, where I was interviewed about my penny stock course and the students who have made six and seven-figure sums. But when I look back, I thought about what TV can teach us, and here’s what can be summarized.

1. Keep it simple.

The format of most TV shows is extremely simple. Take your average TV drama as an example. There’s a problem, which may be carried over from a previous episode, a conflict and a resolution (and sometimes an additional problem for the next episode).

This is a simple format that has carried on since the invention of TV. That’s the simplicity you should apply to your small business. Don’t try to reinvent the wheel. Follow what came before.

2. Money won’t make you happy.

It might make you successful, but you’ll quickly burn out. Small businesses are run

The 10 Best and Most Popular WordPress Themes to Choose From Website Projects

The digital world is spawning at an exponential rate. Every hour, roughly 1,000 websites are created. We’re talking petabytes of new data every single hour. To understand the sheer size and volume of that, there’s one million gigabytes in a petabyte or 1,000 terabytes. Considering that the human mind is estimated to be able to hold 1.25 terabytes of data, one petabyte is equivalent to approximately 800 human minds.

While those numbers could most certainly shock and awe you, the truth is that many of the newcomers to the online world rely on the WordPress platform to help streamline the process of getting their website up and running quickly and easily. With over 100 million websites and counting, WordPress is by far the most popular CMS in existence. That might be why the WordPress theme market is burgeoning and exploding.

However, with tens of thousands of themes in existence, how do you know which WordPress theme is the best one for your next website project? While this can most certainly be a subjective topic, these pre-built themes, which offer a far smoother transition into cyberspace, are scooped up in droves.

Some of these themes

Tidak Perlu berada di Silicon Valley untuk Menumbuhkan Bisnis

While Silicon Valley might be a great place to grow a business — it’s not the only place.

Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn, partner at VC firm Greylock and host of Masters of Scale, a podcast series examining counterintuitive theories to growing a company, believes that the talent and growth opportunities in Silicon Valley are unlike any other place in the world. And while he may not be wrong, Silicon Valley doesn’t have to be the only place for aspiring entrepreneurs.

In fact, Orlando-based Emmy Award winning producer and founder of Ambitious.com Greg Rollett has found much success outside Silicon Valley. And to the contrary of Hoffman’s theory, working in a smaller city has been very beneficial to Rollett and his career.

“There’s opportunity out there that I think people overlook,” Rollett tells Entrepreneur’s editor-in-chief Jason Feifer in a video. “In Orlando, the local colleges ensure that there’s a diverse and enthusiastic talent pool, there’s a number of retired executives and successful entrepreneurs looking for new ideas to invest in and it’s easier to network locally and get your name out there.

Beyond hiring, funding and networking, Rollett and Feifer agree that smaller communities also act as good testing

How Top Freelance Marketplaces Grow Your Side Hustle Profit

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It’s no secret that the freelance economy is growing like crazy.

According to a study published in 2016 by Upwork called Freelancing in America, 55 million Americans participated in freelancing last year, meaning it already represents 35 percent of the U.S. workforce.

Here’s a more surprising statistic: Moonlighters made up 25 percent of the freelance workforce in 2016. These are professionals with a primary, traditional job who also moonlight doing freelance work. For example, a corporate-employed web developer who does freelance projects in the evening.

More and more people are choosing to supplement their day job income with on-demand work, ranging from remote business consulting to website design projects to even voice over acting!

And technology is making it increasingly easy to sell your skills or find the perfect talent for a business project. The same study found 73 percent of freelancers said that technology has made it easier to find freelance work—up from 69 percent just two years ago.

We spoke to executives at two of the top freelance marketplaces in the world, Fiverr and Upwork, that combine for

Being a Nimble is More Important than Being True and 4 Other Lessons I Learned to Build a Successful Company

The journey to success is different for many companies. There are opportunities, pitfalls and shifts which need to be made to turn your ideas into a successful business. However, one thing that many business books don’t tell you is that the early stages of a business are a careful mix of vision and flexibility.

And that how you implement this mix will have a lasting impact on your business.

That’s because much of your long-term success is instilled in the beginning stages of your company. Culture, differentiation and customer commitment are all formulated from the very early days of your business. And while needs change as you transform from a startup to a larger organization, ensuring you put in the time — and allow yourself the flexibility — to hone your product and approach early establishes important norms which run through the life of your business.

While there are many things entrepreneurs need to think about during the early stages of founding and growing a company, I have found that the following critical areas of focus were the most pivotal during Capriza’s first few years.

What makes you unique?

As a new company, you have to

3 Ways to Buy an Established Online Business

Large brands used to have a massive retail-environment advantage over mom-and-pop companies because of their distribution. Now, the playing field is even, thanks to the internet. You don’t have to be a national brand these days to build a million-dollar online business.

A solid product, combined with the right advertising platforms and targeting, can quickly make a no-name brand wildly profitable in a short period of time. Now, not every entrepreneur wants to start building an online business from ground zero like I did with my company’s brand, which sells teeth whitening pens and kits. Instead, some prefer to buy an established website.

This option eliminates the brand conception, monetization strategy and business model development, allowing you to jump right into business development and growth. While buying an established online business eliminates a lot of the early-stage foundational work, its success is still contingent on your ability to run and manage the business. If this option is appealing to you, here are three ways to buy an online business.

Related: 8 Reasons a Powerful Personal Brand Will Make You Successful

1. Online marketplace

The most popular option is using an online marketplace to

Entrepreneur is Artist of Life

Who are you and what’s your business?

I am Grace Kraaijvanger, founder of The Hivery, a creative and collaborative coworking space designed to support women throughout all phases and stages of their professional lives. We offer programming and mentorship designed to cultivate meaningful personal and professional relationships, instill a greater sense of self-worth and foster professional confidence. Our mission: to unleash the unique potential of every woman.

What does the word “entrepreneur” mean to you?

Being an entrepreneur means to be an artist of life. To be willing to take big risks, because of the deep belief in creating things that matter. The passion for building, the determination to stick it out, the creativity to think differently and be willing to pivot, and the “blessed unrest” to express who you really are. Building a business is just like art — the only way to get there is to embrace the messy parts, show up consistently, and know that there is no other way for you to be who you are but to do what you do.

Related: Do Something That’s Never Been Done Before, According to This Marijuana Tech CEO

What was your toughest challenge and

Starting Outside the Silicon Valley May Be Difficult But Laying The Ground For Entrepreneurs Generation

In the new podcast Masters of Scale, LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman explores his philosophy on how to scale a business — and at Entrepreneur.com, entrepreneurs are responding with their own ideas and experiences on our hub. This week, we’re discussing Hoffman’s theory: Silicon Valley has an inimitable blend of talent. No other region can match its collective capacity or wisdom for scaling, except maybe China. Listen to this week’s episode here.

There’s absolutely some truth to the idea that Silicon Valley is the best place on the planet to build and scale a business right now. Doing it elsewhere is without a doubt a risk, but it’s not as if it’s not happening, and happening with frequency.

After all, there are quite a few success stories of massive growth coming from various corners of the world. Spotify. Snap. Wix. And ahem, Fiverr.

Related: China’s Tech Scene is Poised to Explode. Here’s What U.S. Startups Need to Understand.

It starts with understanding what makes Silicon Valley so damn attractive today, and ends with a recognition of why it’s so worthwhile to build businesses elsewhere.

Location, location, location

There are a number

Why More Executives Should Be Considered Being CHRO

If you’re a business leader looking for an opportunity to have real impact on your company — and position yourself for the top job — which career path is best? CFO? COO? CMO? What if we told you that the CHRO role might be the best job you could ever have, with real opportunity for reshaping an organization? That the CHRO role, although at first it may look career limiting, can have more impact than any other position reporting to the CEO?

That’s precisely what we found. We interviewed search professionals, CEOs, and CHROs with nontraditional backgrounds to find out what happens when business leaders outside of HR move into the role. We confirmed that CEOs are well aware of the importance of talent, rating finding the best human capital as a top challenge, but that business leaders without an HR background can be reluctant to take the CHRO role, because of their negative perception of HR, their fear that the role won’t have an impact, and their concerns about lacking necessary functional knowledge.

Lucia Luce Quinn is Chief People Officer at Forrester Research. Earlier in her career, she left a position as SVP of business development and

Americans Spend At Least $ 900,000 Per Month

An Australian millionaire sent the Internet into a tizzy earlier this year when heused avocado toast as a symbol of millennial irresponsibility and excess, saying that choices such as “buying smashed avocado for $19” were making it hard for young people to afford homes. While the nuances of the housing market and the life choices of millennials may be fodder for endless debate, new data fromSquare makes one thing clear: the avocado toast business is booming.

Square, a tech company that helps businesses process credit card payments, crunched data from sellers around the U.S. and found that Americans are spending nearly $900,000 per month on crusty bread topped with mashed green fruit. That’s a huge increase from what the company was seeing in 2014, when Square’s sellers were only moving $17,000 worth of avocado toast per month.

 Courtesy of Square 

Though that’s a drop in the urn compared to the amount people spend

Google Hire Helps to Recruit Small Business communities

Google Hire is ready for business. The search giant launched Hire today (July 18), its new recruiting and job applicant management app. Designed to work with G Suite, Hire aims to help small and midsize businesses recruit top talent more effectively and efficiently.

“Hire makes it easy for you to identify talent, build strong candidate relationships and efficiently manage the interview process end-to-end,” said Berit Johnson, senior product manager for Google Cloud.

The service integrates with Gmail, Google Calendar and other G Suite apps, presumably making it easy to use and letting businesses access all candidate information and communications in one place. Hire should also help with logistics, such as scheduling interviews and collaborating with hiring managers. [See Related Story: Best Recruiting Software for Small Business]

Hire also aims to help businesses quickly come to hiring decisions, instead of wasting time and money by leaving positions open for long periods.

“According to a study by Bersin by Deloitte, it takes an average of 52 days to fill an open position and costs about $4,000 to interview, schedule and assess each candidate,” Johnson said. “At the end of the day, that adds up.”

As a central

What do factory employees really think about automation in the workplace?

Despite popular perception, most U.S. workers aren’t worried about being replaced by a robot, new research finds.

The study from Randstad US revealed that more than three-quarters of employees aren’t scared by the prospects of an increased amount of automation in the workplace.

Many workers are actually embracing the influx of automation. The research shows that 30 percent of the employees surveyed think automation will make their jobs better. In addition, as long as they are being paid at least their same current salaries, more than half of U.S. employees are more than happy to be retrained to learn the skills needed to work in tandem with automation.

Linda Galipeau, CEO of Randstad North America, said the study’s results should come as good news for companies that are trying to implement more automation in order to spur on productivity and innovation.

“It is evident from our research that not only are workers not afraid of losing their jobs to automation, they are more than willing to retrain to leverage the efficiencies and benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics in the workplace,” Galipeau said in a statement. “As we have known for quite some

How Much Time Is Disposed by Your Employees on Their Mobile Phones?

While their time cards might say they are putting in a full day, many employees aren’t devoting all their time in the office to their work, new research finds.

The study from the staffing firmOfficeTeam revealed that mobile devices are the biggest distraction during the workday. Specifically, workers waste an average of 56 minutes per day, nearly five hours a week, using their mobile devices for non-work activities.

The research shows that employees are using cell phones for a wide range of non-work-related activities. Thirty percent say they spend most of their time checking personal email, with 28 percent admitting to perusing social networks. Checking out sports or entertainment sites, playing mobile games, and doing some online shopping are the other ways workers say they waste most of their time on their mobile devices. [Want to increase productivity? Cut back on meetings and distractions]

“It’s understandable that employees may occasionally use their mobile devices or attend to personal tasks during business hours,” said Brandi Britton, a district president for OfficeTeam, in a statement. “But these activities can easily become big distractions.”

Employees are also using their mobile devices to get around road blocks employers have

Snapshot Small Business in Restauration

Our Small Business Snapshot series features photos that represent, in just one image, what the small businesses we feature are all about. Dana Tanner, founder and co-owner of Restauration, explains how this image represents the business.

Restauration is a combination of two of our favorite words that are defining pillars of the Long Beach, California community: restaurant and restore. Situated in the vibrant and creative stretch on 4th Street dubbed Retro Row, our little eatery brings the Long Beach family together to pay tribute to the American culinary spirit while embracing modern fare, using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients, many of which we grow ourselves.

In high school I was a hostess at a local swanky restaurant in Scottsdale, Arizona. Over the years, I graduated from bussing to serving and then to management. I have always worked for locally-owned and operated establishments, including managing The Melting Pot, which I watched grow from a small operation into a large international franchise. I had dabbled in some retail management as well in my early 20s, but was always drawn back to restaurants.

While I learned a lot from managing groups like The Melting Pot and Mohawk Bend, I

3 Ways to Encourage Professional Development Faster in the Workplace

Each member of a company is just as valuable as the next, offering their own set of skills, insight and personality. As team members, your employees can work both individually and together to reach a common goal.

Personal growth of each employee contributes to the success of the entire business. Here are three ways to encourage professional development in the workplace.

Having a secure job doesn’t mean employees need to stop learning academically. If workers are interested in furthering their education, they should be encouraged to do so, whether it’s finishing college or simply building their skills with a class or two.

“The baseline of professional development is a college education, yet there are more than 30 million Americans that have partial college credit but don’t have a college degree,” said Adrian Ridner, CEO and co-founder of Study.com. Earning a college degree allows workers to perfect their skill sets in each industry, which benefits the company as well, he added.

Employers should consider additional programs for their employees to continue higher education at a lower cost. Companies can form partnerships or provide access

Social Leaders Free the Ins and Outs of Social Media

According to the Pew Research Center, digitally native millennials are the largest generation in the U.S. labor force, and outside of work, they represent $200 billion in annual buying power. Simply put, smart business leaders must get comfortable on social media if they want to engage in successful internal communications with their employees and successful external communications with their customers.

True social leaders like Richard Branson and Elon Musk understand the importance of social media and have millions of followers to show for it. Yet there are other senior business execs who outsource this critical task to entry-level marketers – or skip it altogether.

In his 2014 book, “A World Gone Social: How Companies Must Adapt to Survive” (AMACOM), Mark Babbitt, founder of the young professionals’ social community YouTern, highlighted three types of leaders who’ve yet to take the social media plunge: the doubter, the broadcaster and the superior.

  • The doubter still doesn’t believe social media is here to stay. Instead, this leader sees social as a fad and a waste of both the leader’s and the organization’s time. While other industry competitors use social strategies to build communities and create brand ambassadors, the doubter’s company misses