Small Business Stories – Pick of the Week December 3 2016

Passionate Curiosity Is the Game Changer You Seek

Entrepreneur
By: Stacy Alcorn

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“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” — Albert Einstein Some call me nosey, others deem me highly curious, but I have spent the last decade reaching out to business leaders, entrepreneurs, celebrities, athletes and world changers, to inquire about how they have achieved their dreams.

I have interviewed more than 350 people and since it’s easier to get interviews when there’s something in it for the other party, I share their stories in online articles. Real estate is my livelihood, but interviews are my passion.

Although I get paid zero for the interviews, nothing has fueled my business more than my instinctive nature to be curious. Here are the five reasons why passionate curiosity has been a game changer. Read the full story

101 Businesses That Will Make You an Extra $500 Next Month – Due

due.com
By: John Rampton

make-extra-cashAre you tired of the 9-to-5 grind? Do you just want to get out of debt? Do you want to start putting money away for your retirement or dream vacation?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then it’s time that you started side hustling. It may sound too difficult for you, but it’s not as bad as you may believe. You can actually start a side business almost immediately. And, most of the time, this new venture has a low-cost to enter.

Don’t trust me? Here are 101 businesses that meet that criteria and can put an additional $500 in your bank account by next month. Read the full story

From Side Hustle to Full-Time Venture: Growing Your Consulting Business

Inc.
By Sujan Patel

getty_514756025_118177From 9-5 to self employed, take these 6 steps to turn your weekend consulting work into a full-time venture. Read the full story

25 Must-read Blogs for Freelancers, Startups, and Small Business Owners

Freelancing Tips
By: Lauren F. Bonk

blogs-for-freelancersMost college degrees come with a class or program designed to help you make the transition into the workforce.

If you choose not to get a college degree, the workforce transition is still available. Job interview training, safety regulation courses, and certification programs barely scratch the surface when it comes to the resources available for individuals who are ready to jump into the natural flow of getting hired.

What about us salmon, though? What about those of us who want to venture upstream, jumping the waves of limited sick days and avoiding the grizzly bear bosses of corporate life, swimming triumphantly to our futures? Us freelance salmon need resources, too.  Since blogs can tend to be hit-or-miss when it comes to helpfulness and legitimacy, we thought we’d help out our fellow salmon by compiling a list of the best blogs for freelancers on the web. Read the full story


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