Five Friday Links: Cheat Sheets, Tips & Reasons to Stop Sleeping In

Happy Friday!

As we prepare to enjoy the last weekend of summer (where did the time go?) we’re excited to share five inspiring, interesting links for your weekend reading.

goop Career & Money
From time-to-time, Gwyneth Paltrow’s online business and blog, goop, offers some great business advice. We especially love the articles written by successful women entrepreneurs that provide tips for starting businesses, like this one by Christene Barberich of Refinery29, this one by Jessica Herrin of Stella & Dot and this one by Sandra Oh Lin of Kiwi Crate.

The Ultimate Idea-Stimulator for the Modern Entrepreneur
Are you the kind of woman who wants to be her own boss, run her own company but are struggling to hone in on a concept to make it all happen? If so, this cheat sheet is for you! Created by Golden Girl Finance, this article offers a series of questions and exercises to help you brainstorm an idea that may be your next business.

How I Built a Startup While Traveling to 20 Countries
The lifestyle of a traveling nomad does not work for everyone, but for some it’s not only the idea of continuous sight-seeing but also perfect for running a company. Read how Jay Miestrich built a start-up, traveled the world and shaped a lifestyle that allowed him to be self-employed, successful, creative and happy. Please note that although this story is about a male entrepreneur, the message applies to everyone.

The Nectar Collective: Entrepreneur Tips
Melyssa is an English teacher turned graphic designer turned blogger turned successful entrepreneur who offers dozens of tips on her website,The Nectar Collective. For her readers, she breaks down her monthly costs and profits, tips to how she grew her business and many other helpful resources for entrepreneurs.

What Successful People are Doing While You’re Sleeping In
How often do you hit the snooze button in the morning? It can be quite easy to remain bundled up, warm in a cocoon of blankets until the very last possible minute, but by doing so are we wasting time? Is it better to rise with the sun and use the early hours of the morning to begin a productive day? Read more to find out how many successful people spend their mornings while most of us are still catching zzz’s.

Thanks so much for reading! If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, the Smart Design Mart pop-up shop is taking place on August 30th, showcasing many local women entrepreneurs.

Enjoy the weekend!

– Ashley Wood