Here’s this week’s list of browseworthy links focused on helping you launch smart and land profitable. If you come across a great link or site you’d like to see featured here (or you have a great resource to share) send an email to feature@launchwhileworking [dot] com.
Tool to Try: Bode Tree
Last week on #SmallBizChat, guest Chris Meyers shared why and how to use data to drive success in your business. Bottom line: The better you track what you invest, the results you get, and the losses you suffer, the quicker you can make adjustments that will make your business sustainable and profitable. Here’s a tool to help you track your data and make sense of it too – Bode Tree. A line from their home page describes what they do best: Financial insights for people who hate finance. The dashboard allows you to see a snapshot of your business finances and Bode Tree University is full of articles to help you grow you financial literacy.
Article to Archive: 10 Things Entrepreneurs Don’t Need to Start a Company
The very first item on this great list for employedpreneurs and those thinking about launching while working is “Permission.” I couldn’t agree more. While it’s great to have models and learn from other people who have made it, there are times when you have to carve your own niche and create your own path. The funny thing is that many of the people who may not see the brilliance of your idea or strategy, are the same ones applauding the ingenuity and quirkiness of the gurus and thought leaders out there. A few other things you don’t need: An office and venture capitalists. I’m adding #ll to the list and saying you don’t need full-time self-employment to start your business. You can check out the full article on the Ideamensch blog.
Research to Reference: The Telework Research Network
One of the ways to manage your day job is to take more control of how and where you work. The last four+ years of my corporate day job, I spent as remote employee. The time I saved on commuting to the office was invaluable giving me more time to get what I needed done for my 9-5 and carve out time early in the morning or after hours working on my business. Working from home saved me at least 2 hours of travel time, thousands on gas, and meant less wear and tear on my car. If you are putting together a telecommuting proposal this site has current data on the trends and benefits related teleworking. Check out the Latest Telecommuting Statistics, The State of Telework in the US and sample Telecommuting agreements.
Five to Follow on Twitter
- The Future of Ink: Digital Publishing for Online Entrepreneurs – @FutureofInk
- Tim Berry: Founder of Palo Alto Software and author of the Plan-As-You- Go Business Plan @TimBerry
- Scott Lewis: Productivity Expert – and Launch Talk guest – @Scottlewis
- Andrea Amir: Founder of Smart Money Chicks @SmartMoneyCheck
- Employedpreneur: The official Twitter handle for Launch While Working – @Employedpreneur
Latest posts by Tai Goodwin (see all)
- Browseworthy: The Latest News on Outsourcing Resources [INFOGRAPHIC] – September 13, 2013
- Launch Talk Episode #78: Faith-Based Branding for Solopreneurs and Small Business Owners – September 12, 2013
- Browseworthy: The Latest Small Business News to Help You Launch Smart – September 7, 2013