Saturday, 21 October 2017

18 free podcasts for entrepreneurs


Some of the best resources available to entrepreneurs come in the form of podcasts. Through monthly, weekly, and even daily shows, listeners can learn from the expertise and experiences of serial entrepreneurs and innovative thinkers.

Here is a list of useful podcasts for entrepreneurs. There are both established and emerging shows that interview business experts, explore inspiration and failure, seek sustainable and practical solutions, and outline the steps for success in ecommerce, marketing, side hustles, and more. All of these podcasts are free.
Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

The Tim Ferriss Show. Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, known for The 4-Hour Workweek, a book that has been translated into roughly 40 languages. In “The Tim Ferriss Show,” which has exceeded 200 million downloads, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas — investing, chess, pro sports — digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks for listeners to use in their own success.

The GaryVee Audio Experience. “The GaryVee Audio Experience” is hosted by entrepreneur, C.E.O., investor, vlogger, and public speaker Gary Vaynerchuk. On this podcast, get a mix of #AskGaryVee show episodes, keynote speeches on marketing and business, segments from the DAILYVEE video series, interviews and fireside chats, as well as new and current thoughts.

Entrepreneurs On Fire. “Entrepreneurs On Fire” is a daily interview podcast focused on the journey of guests — from their worst entrepreneurial experience to their ah-ha moment and how they turned that idea into success. Each episode ends with The Lightning Round where host John Lee Dumas extracts golden nuggets, Internet resources, and action steps for the listener.

Side Hustle School. “Side Hustle School” is a daily show for anyone who works a regular job and wants to start an income-earning project on the side. In each episode, listeners will hear a different story of someone who’s started a side hustle — along with what went well, how that person overcame challenges, and what happened as a result. The show is written and hosted by Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup, The Happiness of Pursuit, and other books.

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Original, full list here (Practicalecommerce.com)

Startup teaches domestic violence survivors to be entrepreneurs


Financial concerns often prevent victims from leaving their abusers. This startup is giving them the tools they need to start their own businesses.
There are a lot of reasons why domestic violence victims find it difficult to leave their abusive partners. Financial concerns are often one of the largest. The abusive partner may prevent the other person from working, or may control their wages and bank accounts or credit cards, so survivors of domestic violence often need to start over financially.

“For a lot of victims, they leave with almost nothing,” says Carolann Peterson, PhD, who teaches courses on domestic violence as an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. “Many times they don’t have any control of the funds within an abusive household.”

To help survivors support themselves (and often their children), domestic violence organization FreeFrom provides entrepreneurship training to survivors. The pilot program launched in May in Los Angeles and in June in Oakland and San Francisco with the first cohort of 30 women (80% of whom are mothers).

Similar to how a startup incubator helps entrepreneurs, participants receive pro bono legal advice, mentoring, marketing advice, and logo and website help through partnerships with organisations including Kiva, Mission Asset Fund, Centro Community Partners, Bet Tzedek, Start Small Think, and others. The weekly classroom portion lasts six months, but the survivors have access to those resources more informally after that.

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Full, original article here (by Susan Johnston Taylor via Fastcompany.com) 

Thursday, 19 October 2017

#Great: 25 entrepreneur books every salesperson should read


Compiled by Meg Prater, this is a punchy selection of the 25 best books on entrepreneurs which, she says, are inspiring, irreverent, and exactly what salespeople need to help prepare themselves for an eventual takeover of the business world:
  1. The Lean Startup
  2. The 4-Hour Workweek
  3. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  4. Delivering Happiness
  5. #Girlboss
  6. Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook
  7. Like a Virgin
  8. The Founder’s Dilemmas
  9. Lean In
  10. Idea to Execution
  11. Unshakeable
  12. Grit
  13. The Third Wave
  14. Be Obsessed Or Be Average
  15. Big Magic
  16. The Innovator’s Dilemma
  17. Blink
  18. Zero to One
  19. Reality Check
  20. Switch
  21. Start with Why
  22. Shoe Dog
  23. The Power of Broke
  24. Elon Musk
  25. Drive
For a summary of each title, click here