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side hustle
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How to Channel Your Skills and Find Your Best Side Hustle

Are you ready to test the waters of entrepreneurship? Start with a side hustle. Having a side hustle gives you security, reassurance, diversity of income, and most importantly, it gives you the possibility for something more than just the mindless 9 to 5. Since a side hustle is really a business at it’s core, I’m going...
books
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10 Life-Changing Books Every Side Hustler Needs to Read

As an entrepreneur, I’m a big advocate of using books to level up my game for one simple reason: a $20 business book is one of the least expensive crash-course educations you can get today. For the cost of a decent dinner, you can get a book that may change your life. The following books...
hiring
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How to Make Your Startup Sustainable Over Time When Hiring

One of the many challenges entrepreneurs experience when starting a new business is building their first team. It can seem overwhelming at first, but upon understanding that a C-Suite lineup of executive-level managers is not necessary at the validation stage, the stress dissipates. At the beginning of a company’s journey, workers are needed more than...
user testing
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5 Essentials of User Testing to Ensure a Successful Product

No matter how innovative, a product isn’t successful unless its users deem it so. This is why user testing is such an important part of the product development process. User testing is a method to validate an idea or the execution of a concept. Through user testing, customers experience your product and provide feedback that...
Side hustle
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10 Steps to Start a Side Hustle (While Working a Full-Time Job)

Never in history have we seen such rapid growth in the number of entrepreneurs who’ve begun working for themselves. From app developers, to freelance writers, business consultants, creative producers and startup founders, there’s no shortage of people willing to take calculated risks in the name of creating their own self-employed careers. And why not? Every...
rand fishkin
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Moz Founder and Former CEO Rand Fishkin Shares Startup Cheat Code

Living the lives of your customers and their influencers is a startup cheat code Excerpted from "Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World" by Rand Fishkin, in agreement with Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © Rand Fishkin, 2018. I thought...
good business
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Will Your Good Idea Be a Good Business?

A good idea and entrepreneurial spirit are certainly required if you want to establish a new business. But many entrepreneurs find out the hard way that the most critical success factor is opportunity. Great ideas arise all the time, but as a potential business owner, you must be able to translate your idea into a...