How Young Entrepreneurs Can Save on Space

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When you are starting out as an entrepreneur, one of the biggest concerns you have is a space to work in. If you are growing and bring in more employees, then that becomes an even more pressing issue.

You don’t have to get disheartened if you can’t afford to rent a good office space. Not many people have enough funds in the beginning to get the best of everything. With digital advancement, this issue has almost become a non-issue. This gives you the opportunity to get creative with the traditional idea of having an office.

Work from a Home Office

If you are one and the only one working and don’t have to worry about other people, then you can very easily turn your own apartment into your office. If you have a spare bedroom, then that can make for a proper office room. 

Many people nowadays are turning one of their rooms into office areas even when they have a proper office. This helps keep your living area and working area separate. Even if you don’t have a spare room to turn into your office, you can still effectively keep the areas separate. Have a dedicated desk and chair, either in your bedroom or your living room.

Work from Coworking Spaces

Some people face problems when they have to work from home. It does not help them be productive enough because they don’t have a clear designation of space and also don’t have people as company.

If this is your issue, then you can join a coworking space. The collaborative environment gives you an environment that is dynamic and comfortable. It helps you be a part of the working culture while giving you the opportunity to do your own.

If you have employees working for you, even them renting an office space in a coworking space is much more affordable than renting an office. When you rent a space to turn into an office, you have to invest in furniture, stationery, electronics, basic necessities. You will also have bills to pay – water bill, electricity bill, wifi, building maintenance, snacks – along with your rent.

With coworking spaces, the furniture, light bill, water bill, wifi, cleaning services, etc. are all taken care of. All you pay for is the rent and every other amenity is included. So, this can help you save money while having top-class facilities.

Work from Cafes

If you work alone and can’t work well from your home and can’t afford coworking space, then cafes are your best bet. You get the same treatment as a coworking space. You get a great sitting area, light, ac, wifi, and washroom. Instead of paying rent, you pay for coffee and snacks. This is a more affordable option than coworking. You even have the company of other people working there just like you.

Final Thoughts

The times have gone when having an office was a symbol of being serious with your venture. Everything turning digital gives you an opportunity to keep all transactions and communications online. This helps you save money big time. This can be a great help when you are starting out.

5 Reasons to Make Podcasts Part of Your Daily Routine

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Podcasting is one of the latest mediums of sharing knowledge that has gained huge traction. This medium has gained the respect of the masses. Rightly so, a lot can be learned from this and people who have been there and done that, get to share their experiences with people who need them.

If you haven’t yet made listening to podcasts a daily part of your routine, here are some reasons why you should.

1. The Opportunity to Learn from Industry Experts

Podcasting has been gaining traction as a serious source of information. Only audio usually isn’t as glamorous as, say, videos. Which is why you will usually have serious people dabbling in it. People who actually have something to share because they can’t fill the silence with images that will be visually appealing.

By listening to podcasts that are run by people who have made it in the industry and are now sharing their experience, you will not only gain knowledge of your desired industry but also get inner circle insights that are not openly discussed anywhere else.

2. Interesting Alternatives to Books

I know so many people who want to learn by reading books but can’t even get themselves to read a few pages. Many people struggle with keeping their attention held by what the self-help or business book has to say.

Podcasts are similar to listening to your friends talk. We like story-telling and listening to stories. For ages, stories have been a part of teaching life lessons. You get to emotionally connect with the host because you don’t only listen to words, you listen to emotions, you listen to a person!

3. Can Be Treated as a Source of Entertainment

Not all the podcasts are serious and even when they are, they aren’t speeches delivered in a monotone. Podcasts are usually conversational, even if there is just a single person running it. When you have more people talking as if they were having a conversation, it becomes as easy on your ears as listening to talk shows.

Podcasts are mostly unfiltered because not every word you are going to say can be scripted, especially when there are more people involved. You can hear genuine conversation and discussion. Learning from a discussion is way more fun than learning from a lecture. The personality of the moderator can add to it.

4. Commute Companions

As mentioned in the point above, podcasts can be entertaining. This makes them a great companion for the commute. Most of us have some sort of commute weaved into our daily lives. We often listen to songs to pass our time. Try switching to podcasts, you can alternate between the things that you want to learn and the ones that are made purely for entertainment.

This will help you use your time to learn something and you will also be able to pass the commute in no time because you aren’t bored and you have something to look forward to. You can also listen to them when taking a walk, running, or even when gyming. Podcasts bring you a balance of knowledge and entertainment.

5. Free! Free! Free!

Most of the podcasts are free of cost, so you can stream them and download them without spending any money on the material. This gives you a chance to test out different ones to find out which one works for you. Even if you were to listen to audiobooks, you would get a very select few to be free as part of some sort of promotion, but the ones you want to read can cost upwards of $10, and that adds up.

When you add free to the list of benefits, all the other benefits become even more enticing. Getting entertainment and knowledge for free and that too from industry experts. How cool is that?!

Final Thoughts

In the times, when we struggle for money and time, podcasts help you learn things without investing much of both. Take advantage of it and learn to your heart’s content.