About Natalie Smith

Natalie Smith is a freelance writer from Seattle. Her main areas of interest are entrepreneurship, marketing, social media, customer service, and business in general. For more information, reach her @Natalie Smith.

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How to Start a Side Business When You’re Fully Employed

Would you like to start a side business, but you don’t know where to begin? Are you fully employed and think you don’t have enough time? Too many family obligations? Not enough financial means? If you answered positively to any of these questions, you’re not the only one. Many people, just like you, dream of leaving the rat race but have family responsibilities that put demands on your time. And you might be short on …

5 Easy-Peasy (But Effective) Tips for Powerful Audience Engagement

Unlike other business people, solopreneurs must do everything alone. Every business role requires your attention—from project management and accounting, to marketing and customer service. Though it takes a lot of time and effort to keep such business afloat, the hard work eventually pays off. If you are brave enough to become a solopreneur, congratulations. While such an endeavor is difficult, with the right tools and the right mindset, it is far from impossible. There will …