September 9, 2017
1 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2, Canada
Description: This annual gathering of 3,000 mission-driven entrepreneurs, leaders, and professionals who want to do well… Read more...
By Natasha Mitchell: Owner Inspire & Drive
Side hustle much? No, its not the latest Salsa move – it’s the way to make extra money outside of work hours. In a study conducted by the Harvard Business Review the freelance community makes up 34% of the U.S. workforce. Of the 53 million freelancers, 14.3 million are side hustlers or “moonlighters” (if we want to be politically correct). That means 27% of all freelancers also have full time jobs.
The intention is that you want to eventually grow your side hustle into your own fully-fledged business and be your own boss. Our passions tend to sneak up on us and demand attention. They tickle our inner entrepreneur to encourage you to exit out of the corporate grind. But wait…before you make any rash decisions, test the proverbial waters first. (more…)
Recently I posted a rant on Facebook which has since generated hundreds of comments, likes and shares — so I thought I’d share here as well. I clearly hit a nerve and started an important conversation – which is a good thing, regardless of whether you agree with me or not.
It’s not an exaggeration when I say that Facebook has changed my life.
It was the spring of 2007 and my life was taking a few twists and turns. My marriage had ended a few years prior and I had gone from a marketing project manager to taking a series of part-time, contract and temporary jobs that had left me increasingly frustrated and unfulfilled. I had come to a point where change was the only viable option. I was exploring, searching and digging into what I wanted to do with my life. I was reading all types of books and attending tons of personal development programs. I had lots of ideas swirling in my head about what to do next, but I just couldn’t figure out where to start. I had a very small social circle. I had never attended a networking events and was very overwhelmed with all the options and choices I faced. I felt stuck.