Hiring at a Startup: How We Managed to Go From 3 Employees to 55 in Just 18 Months

February 20, 2017

Smart hiring is one of the biggest challenges startup founder face. Here’s how we’ve grown our team at The Penny Hoarder strategically in a short period of time.

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The Kind of Entrepreneur Nobody Talks About

April 12, 2015

If you follow news about entrepreneurship, most stories you hear in the media and blogosphere are typically about two kinds of new companies: Startups — usually tech startups — that land VC funding, then scale as quickly as possible Lifestyle entrepreneurs who bootstrap while traveling the world, surfing and working as little as possible But there’s another […]

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7 Tips for Transitioning from Day Job to Freelancer or Entrepreneur

August 12, 2014

This afternoon I had coffee with a guy who wants to leave his day job to work freelance. He asked all the right questions — how to know when it’s time to make the leap, what he should do to prepare, whether it’s the right decision. And while I have my answers right here in […]

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Why Our Conversations Around Startup Funding Are All Wrong

July 29, 2014

Every time you pick up a business magazine, look at the agenda for a lean startup meetup, or listen to an interview with an entrepreneur, you hear people talking about how to land funding for your startup, hailing companies that have managed to secure investment as the holy grail of success. But bootstrapping? Building a […]

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Why Goals are Far Better Than Resolutions (and What I’m Planning for 2014)

January 8, 2014

Resolutions are meant to be broken. At least, that’s how we’ve come to think of them. So few of us actually stick to our New Year’s resolutions that making one barely means anything anymore. That’s why, over the last few years, I’ve stopped making resolutions — and started setting goals instead. Not high-in-the-sky-and-barely-achievable goals, but […]

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Why You Should Write for Free (Or What Tim Kreider Should Do Instead of Complaining)

October 29, 2013

Last weekend The New York Times featured an opinion piece called, Slaves of the Internet, Unite! The column revolved around a topic that seems to gain steam every few months: whether writers should write for free. The author, essayist Tim Kreider, argued, quite emphatically, that the answer is no. He even went so far to […]

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Why You Should Follow Your Gut at All Costs

September 30, 2013

Once you learn something, you’ve often got that skill for life; you can tuck it into your pocket and call on it whenever you need it. But here’s something I’ve learned again and again and AGAIN and still cannot seem to remember: my gut is always right. Whenever I regret a decision I’ve made about […]

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My Second Anniversary of Freedom and a Gift for You

August 19, 2013

Two years ago today, I left my day job to turn my side hustle into a full-time career. Now, Socialexis has become something I never expected. I’m no longer a solopreneur; I’ve got a team of 10 impressive go-getters helping me do great work. We’re an LLC, offering content marketing services like blogging and social […]

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It’s Supposed to Hurt

June 3, 2013

Anything worth doing is not easy. Actually, it’s often more than not easy. Sometimes it hurts. Or at least causes discomfort, which a lot of us mistaken for pain. Getting in shape hurts. Running a marathon — even if you’re fit — hurts. But those are both examples of physical pain. And it’s emotional pain […]

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Q&A: How Nejla Routsong is Building a Business Around a Meetup Group

March 25, 2013

It’s always fun to hear from real people who are earning money doing something they enjoy. Our guest today is a cool case study in that regard, a woman who’s using her creative genius to make a living through Meetup.com. I’m friends with Nejla Routsong IRL (In Real Life), so I’ve watched her transition from […]

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