With prolonged high interest rates and lingering inflation, studies show that up to 40% of individuals currently operate a side hustle, with another 17% planning on doing so. With an increase in professionals entering the market, leading to saturation, more businesses are likely to super-niche themselves due to high market demand. Entrepreneurship appeals to millions of people, but before you quit your 9-5 job, prepare wisely for the decision.As the CEO and co-founder of SNFood & Beverage, LLC (Carbliss Brands), we’ve sold over 2,750,000 cases since starting in 2019. I truly grasp the significance of daring to dream big during…

In their statement to the court, Dutch prosecutors suggest a different solution, if Pertsev had actually cared about Tornado Cash’s exploitation by criminals. “What was the simplest option? Take the UI offline and stop advertising. Plain and simple,” they write. “Stop offering the service.”In the conclusion of that same statement…

Ever since the birth of science fiction, people have been talking about teleportation. But brand-new technology suggests we may have been looking at it the wrong way… People at PTC are unveiling what they call the “Holodeck,” which involves spatial computing, and it’s, well, impressive. It’s being used for things…

Navigating today’s labor market is a high-stakes game for small businesses as they compete to attract top talent. The U.S. Chamber reports that while there are 9.5 million job openings in the U.S. this year, there are only 6.5 million workers to fill them. With small businesses employing over one-third…

When you’re starting a business, you might have big dreams and a vision for the future. But dreams alone won’t pay the bills or keep the lights on. That’s where financial planning and analysis (FP&A) comes in. It’s not just for big corporations — it can make a huge difference…

Deadspin’s new ownership comes at a time when sports media is increasingly entwined with sports betting. Most major outlets, including ESPN, NBC, CBS, The Ringer, The Athletic, and Bleacher Report, have partnered with betting companies. What once might have been eyebrow-raising is increasingly accepted as standard practice, although some outliers,…

Tax season is full of anxiety and confusion for small businesses. Nobody wants to spend late nights combing through spreadsheets, reconciling expenses and accounting for their deductions at the last minute. But in early April, this exhausting tax work feels inevitable. It’s no wonder that by April 16, many small…

I liked the idea that my foremost duty as an OnlyFans chatter should be to comfort the afflicted rather than wheedle the sexually frustrated into buying pricey “nudes and lewds” content. But I balked when the founder suggested that I start as his intern, an arrangement I suspected would lead…

This Side Hustle Spotlight Q&A features Neil Bergquist, co-founder with Michael Smyer of Coinme, a cryptocurrency exchange headquartered in Seattle. Earlier this month, Coinme announced that, after a decade in business, it reached $1 billion in sales through a consistent 164% yearly growth rate.Image Credit: Courtesy of Coinme. Neil Bergquist.…

We live in a time when change happens very quickly. In the past, new technologies and industries evolved slowly, often over several decades. Today, technology can become outdated in a matter of months, and new marketing and advertising trends can emerge out of nowhere. For agency leaders and owners, this…

This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Lylette Pizarro, founder and co-managing partner of Influence Media Partners, a New York-headquartered music and entertainment company “whose mission is to transform the music space by partnering with artists, songwriters and creative executives to steward legacy works and build future brand…

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