What is Startup Grind? Startup Grind is a global community of over 400,000 entrepreneurs. It is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, and is active across 200 cities in 98 countries around the world. Startup’s values are to Give First, Make Friends and Help Others. Their entrepreneurial membership benefits by learning from the best, sharing what works, and acting as a mastermind community, par excellence.
Not only can side hustles make you extra income, but they can also be fun.
A lot of the time they require startup costs or transportation you don't have, so here's some you can focus on.
It is very difficult to have a lawn mowing business if you do not even have enough disposable income to buy a lawn mower, after all. But luckily there are ways to make money on the side without putting money in up front. Here are some ways to do it.
Yep, I had just graduated with my MBA and almost $100,000 of student loans. I was an entrepreneur and didn't want to settle for any of the job offers I was getting. Plus, I had made some money with my first 'startup' in the auto industry while in undergrad. I told myself, "I got this!"
Kickstarter was just becoming 'a thing' and I was browsing for cool ideas that I could help support. I found one called Devium, and it seemed like it was on it's way to hit it's funding goal of $40,000!
Content Marketing and Social media marketing can be two of the best ways to drive customers to your business if done properly. To start with, let's look at the definition of content marketing:
"Content Marketing is a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience — and, ultimately, to drive profitable customer action".
With so much emphasis on social media marketing, it’s easy to overlook a time-tested, true tactic that still remains relevant in 2016: email marketing.
It's an essential component to your overall inbound marketing plan. As you build your lead list, it’s your email strategy that will move your subscribers to becoming customers and loyal advocates of your brand
Today, I'm mentoring at Boulder Startup Weekend. I do this because startup weekends are one of the best spots to launch your startup, or make the jump of quitting your 9to5.
I figured writing about this would accomplish two goals:
One, I could ask each team for their 'elevator pitch,' which is the quick overview of what their idea or startup is. Startups often times get so deep and into the work, they fail to be able to describe it in two sentences. No one understands it and your startup is not going anywhere until others can quickly grasp it.
Two, I could share with YOU, the reader who is entrepreneurial, but hasn't made the jump yet, why you should attend a Startup Weekend.
Last January, I attended the Domain Name conference NamesCon 2016 and learned a ton about domain name investing. If you haven't heard of this, it's actually really important for new entrepreneurs. You have own your domainname.com, since that is basically the equivalent to owning the land that you build your house on.
Additionally, if you can purchase your competitions land, you're going to have the upper hand (no I don't recommend investing in trademarked domains). Or if your competition owns your domain, you'll learn how to get it back (if possible) and not overpay.
One of the most common arguments when it comes to networking is that introverts struggle more than extroverts. This is not only false, but introverts have many qualities that actually make them more strategic networkers than extroverts