A change is brewing amongst startup founders. Gone are the days of creating a business with the sole intention of becoming a millionaire. Entrepreneurs are increasingly moving toward business models that incorporate an element of social good, as Jennifer Ding, founder & CEO of ParkIT, and Victoria Sun Esparza, Mission Strategist at Union, can attest. Below are some of the highlights from their recent talk at our July Head-to-Head Happy Hour.
While you may not have a locker combo or backpack full of textbooks anymore, there’s no reason why you can’t continue your education once you’re a full-time freelancer. In fact, learning new skills and adapting to the changing work landscape is crucial if you want to maintain a long (and successful) career. We’ve outlined some great ways to keep the learning going below:
You’ve made it this far in your professional life without outsourcing, right? Surely you can continue to win great clients and produce high-quality work, all while managing the administrative side of your business AND maintaining your social life? Yes, while you might be tempted to try and do it all, it can actually lead to less productive workdays and longer hours. The great thing about today’s digital environment is that it makes it easier than ever to connect with talent that can help you advance your business and free you up to do more important tasks. Check out a few benefits of outsourcing below:
Spring has officially sprung, and if you find that all your good New Year’s intentions have disappeared, you’re not alone. Staying productive is the eternal challenge for some of us, especially when you work for yourself and don’t have anyone to stop you from taking a mid-afternoon dance break (or nap). There are a few simple ways to kick your own butt and get your productivity mojo back.
Yes, we’re about to get into money talk (cringe), but bear with us - saving money, as unglamorous as it may be, is essential for freelancers and entrepreneurs. You can never predict when you’ll hit a slow work period and the amount of money coming in isn’t quite what you hoped. Having savings built up for times like these, as well as for any emergencies or big life events, can help alleviate some of that stress. We’ve found some good tools that make it easy to save without trying too hard.
We're excited to welcome Jennifer Ding to the HeadSpace Dallas team! An entrepreneur and CEO of ParkIt, we sat down with Jen to discuss startup life and what she hopes to bring to coworking.
The new year is here, and while many have resolved to hit the gym more often or eat fewer bags of chips, now is a great time to give yourself a leg up when it comes to your freelance business. If you’re stuck on where to start, no worries – we have come up with three resolutions you can actually keep.
We’ve all seen them – the people on Instagram shilling magical “flat tummy tea,” the workout routines that value speed over proper form, the infomercials that claim that their patented meal program is guaranteed to help you lose weight. The plethora of fad diets and exercises on the market have plagued the fitness industry for years, but HeadSpace member Reuben Miller wants to change that.