10 Mental Pitfalls to Avoid as a Solopreneur

Your Mindset Can Get You Into Trouble In Business My goal is to help solopreneurs think like entrepreneurs and grow their incomes and profits. It’s exhilarating and challenging work. One of the biggest obstacles in making the transition from solopreneur to entrepreneur is unlearning the employee mindset. A solopreneur faces a number of challenges developing…

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Introducing My YouTube Channel!

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Looking For A Small Business Grant? Read This First!

Free money. Say it with me now, freeeee money! Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? A small business grant is just what you need! How can you argue with free? And your business needs the cash, right?Most aspiring solopreneurs have heard about the government giving away millions of dollars to help small businesses start and grow. The…

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A Look At The Digital Skills Gap

Back From Vacation!  I’m back from a spring break vacation with the family to California and wonderful Disneyland!  It was a great time for all, and well worth all the time and energy that went into planning it.   We visited family in Carmel, watched whales from the beach, and wore ourselves out on the…

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EJD Podcast #20: Don’t Limit Yourself! With Special Guest Shawn Winkler-Rios

I had the pleasure of being a guest on the Entrepreneurs Are Juvenile Delinquents Podcast this morning which was great fun. Listen in as I talk with Val Stilwell, Paul Bright, Cliff Etzel and Chris Patterson about the digital economy and having no limits as an entrepreneur!  

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How My Love Of Reading Nearly Destroyed My Startup

   Sometime around the third grade, I discovered my love for reading. I can remember the day it started like it was yesterday.  I walked into the local library and suddenly felt like I was in a candy store. I had questions, and in these books were answers.  I just had to find them!  …

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How Validating Your Business Idea Can Make Or Break Your Startup

(This post is part of a series covering the Eight Stages of Solopreneurship.  Link to the previous post, A Simple Way to Search For Your First Business Ideas)  Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.  – Howard Aiken  A few years ago, I…

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How do you silence your inner critic?

Respond on the Anchor app (iPhone) or listen in and comment below!

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Introducing #solopreneurlife on Anchor! What was your big motivation to become a solopreneur?

#solopreneurlife

Good morning everyone! My name is Shawn Winkler-Rios and this my first anchor broadcast! I played around with anchor waited yesterday afternoon, and I just thought it was a lot of fun! I began to think about ways that it might be useful and fun for solopreneur to have daily conversations. So I thought I…

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A Simple Way to Search For Your First Business Ideas

(This post is the fourth in a series covering the eight stages of solopreneurship.)   The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and actualizer. He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen. — Robert L. Schwartz  I meet solopreneurs every day who have found a business idea.  Most…

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