Inspiration

Articles about the entrepreneur lifestyle, productivity, and how to grow professionally.

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How to take a vacation when you have a small business

Unplugging can seem impossible when you’re running a business, but taking that break is really important for your well-being—and that of your business. Here are some tips for how you can take a vacation with confidence.

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How to keep from burning out

As far as freelancers, contractors, or entrepreneurs are concerned, vacation days are kind of like Ferraris—you know they exist, you know some people have them, but they’re just not in your budget. But running a business (and waiting a few more years for that Ferrari) doesn’t mean you don’t deserve some time off.

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Freelancing: the dream vs. the reality

Dreaming of life as a freelancer working a few hours a day from a remote beach in Bali? It’s not impossible, but you’ll also need a lot of hard work, sacrifice and grit to get you there.

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Believe it or not: nine entrepreneurship myths debunked

We know that your buddy’s sister’s neighbour may have said something once that made you reconsider the start-up you’ve been dreaming about, but it’s time to separate fact from fiction. Here are nine myths about entrepreneurship that we want to help you forget.

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10 examples of women killing it as moms/entrepreneurs

Running a business is never a 9-5 gig—and neither is being a parent. This Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating some amazing “mompreneurs” who are killing it in business, and at home.

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DON’T EAT THAT: six times being a mompreneur went horribly wrong

Mompreneurs. The women who somehow manage to find time to run a business while concurrently raising tiny humans. In honour of Mother’s Day, we got six entrepreneurial mothers to tell us about times when trying to run a business while mom’ing went horribly wrong (in the cutest ways imaginable).

Real talk: the truth about starting your own business

These days, everything we need to know is a click away. But business journals and statistics can’t always give you the real, honest advice you want (or need) to hear. These six entrepreneurs told us everything they wish someone had told them when they started their businesses.

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Imposter syndrome: how to recognize and overcome it

Many people find it hard to truly own their accomplishments, and feel like they’re one mistake away from everyone realizing they’re a fraud. Learn how to recognize imposter syndrome, and how to truly own your success.

Seven things Stephen Hawking’s life can teach you about running your own business

When Stephen Hawking passed away this past March, the world mourned the loss of one of its greatest minds. Hawking may have been focused on the cosmos, but he also taught us a lot of life lessons that small business owners can relate to.