Our podcast's entrepreneurship and small business starter pack, featuring episodes from Optimal StartUp Daily.
The life of an entrepreneur is not an easy one. You may find yourself perpetually crunched for time and some days leave you wondering why you're pursuing this in the first place.
Here are some interesting facts about small businesses in the U.S., compiled by Oberlo:
- There are 30.7 million small businesses in the U.S. This accounts for 99.9 percent of all U.S. businesses!
- 55 percent of respondents in a small business survey said they were motivated to have their own business as they wanted to work for themselves.
- The most common reason for a new business failing is due to a lack of demand in the market.
These episodes from our Optimal StartUp Daily show cover topics like leadership skills and cultivating the right mindset to support successful entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Starter Pack: Podcast Episodes
Here are a selection of episodes covering the topic of entrepreneurship and small business by some of the world's best bloggers.
Feel free to select the episode which resonates the most with you, or check them all out to gather the tips you'd most like to apply in your own life.
1. Hilary Barnett on Curating Your Time for a Better, Simpler Work Life
It's easy to “keep working” when you're running a small business. It's a whole different schedule compared to a regular 9 to 5 job. Nobody is able to continuously work without taking a step back to rest or recharge. Hilary shares how to define your goals and how to protect what's important in your life.
2. Steven Pavlina on Networking
Do entrepreneurs succeed when they're isolated? Steve doesn't think so. He explains how the best business results can come about from strong ties in your social network. Learn about what to focus on to elevate your chances of prosperity instead of scarcity.
3. Steve Chou on Knowing When to Quit
We often hear about the value of persistence. Blind optimism however is rarely a good thing when it comes to finances. You need to keep checking in with yourself and evaluating your progress to see if it lines up with what you set out to achieve. Steve shares how to be objective and aware of the path you're on.
4. Nick Loper on Small Business Side Hustles
If you've thought about having a side hustle, Nick shares four reasons why you should consider doing it. Learn about the skills, security, and more that working on a side hustle can bring you.
5. Angelo Poli on Business Leaders and Work-Life Balance
How do business leaders balance their work, health, and fitness? Angelo shares more about the four areas of life that all professionals have to balance, and shows you how business doesn't need to compromise your well-being and health.
6. Leo Babauta on The Freedom of Not Knowing
You can't control every single outcome in your life or business goals. Leo talks about how you can free yourself from anxiety when you allow yourself space to walk on the “not knowing” path.
7. Brian Tracy on a) Time Management and b) Increasing Profits
Brian Tracy is one of the top sales trainers and professional speakers globally. In this episode, you'll learn about how effective time management and continuous learning are the determining factors for success.
You know that you need to increase profits, but how are you going to go about it? Brian breaks down ten different ways to achieve that goal in this episode.
8. Nir Eyal on User Investment
Nir specializes in consumer psychology. Learn how to get more loyalty and commitment from your users and customers through the value of your product or service.
9. Kate Erickson on Strong Branding
There are two parts to this episode on creating a strong brand.
Part 1 focuses on what you can do to strengthen your brand on an ongoing basis, while Part 2 focuses on how and what marketing can do for branding.
10. Laura Stack on Banishing Procrastination
Do you notice that procrastinate generates anxiety eventually? Laura shares how to deftly banish procrastination from your professional life so that you put a stop to negative feedback loops before they can even begin.
Where Do I Go From Here?
We hope you've enjoyed this entrepreneurship and small business pack.
Let us know which episode or tips were your favorite from this list, and what plans you have when it comes to growing your business.
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