How to fund a side hustle

Nowadays, more American workers than ever have a side hustle — an additional job (typically some kind of gig work or a profitable hobby) alongside their main form of employment. But in order to make it grow, understanding how to fund a side hustle is vital.

Taking on extra work to make ends meet or have a little extra spending money is especially common among younger generations: Nearly half of all millennials have a side hustle of some kind. That could mean one of the more lucrative side hustles like web development or design, or even driving for a rideshare service.

Let’s say your side hustle becomes successful, and you decide it’s time to invest more in your operations. Maybe you need a website redesign, an influx of new inventory, or a new piece of crucial equipment. This is the first step of turning your side hustle into a legitimate … Read more

How to Replace an Alternator

A working alternator is crucial to your car’s operation. As the producer of your car’s electricity — and as the mechanism that helps the battery hold its charge — it has a hand in everything from radio use to the car’s ability to start. When an alternator falters, your power comes directly from the battery instead, which isn’t engineered to provide power for an extended period of time. This means that if you wait too long to replace a broken alternator, you run the risk of being left stranded.

There are many signs of a bad alternator that may require you to replace it. Here are some of the most prominent indicators to look out for[1][2]:

  • Headlights dimming and brightening intermittently
  • “Low battery” warning light appearing on the dashboard
  • Difficulty starting the car
  • Car battery dying frequently
  • Growling, grinding noise
  • Strong smell of burning rubber

Fortunately, when … Read more

Spring 2020 What’s New in Websites + Marketing

This spring has been momentous. In addition to the changing of the seasons, March, April, May and June have seen major challenges for entrepreneurs in the form of COVID-19 and calls for racial justice and change. While there is still a lot of uncertainty and challenges, we are so inspired by the stories of entrepreneurs who have been able to adapt and overcome their obstacles.

Because this is such a long post, here are the major sections so you can jump to what interests you:

#OpenWeStand (even on the app)

When “business as usual” became a thing of the past, we dedicated ourselves to creating the #OpenWeStand sub-site specifically to help small- and medium-sized business owners come together and find resources to stay open, even if … Read more