Entrepreneur advice from a mom who built a million-dollar business

Julie Berninger, 33, has tried many a side hustle. She’s kept a blog that’s brought in thousands of dollars per year. She’s had a podcast that, though was never an income stream, enabled her to meet hundreds of side hustle and financial experts. And her Etsy store, where she sells items like bachelorette party activity lists, brings in $1,000 per month in passive income.

After years of dabbling, it occurred to Berninger that she could teach some of the side gig lessons she’s learned. In 2019, she teamed up with fellow hustler Cody Berman, and the two founded Gold City Venturesa business of online courses focused specifically on building additional streams of income.

The two started with courses about freelancing, blogging and opening an Etsy store for printables like the one Berninger has. The latter has been their most popular course by far, and in 2021, Gold City Ventures

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4 Ways To Defeat Entrepreneurial Loneliness

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Being an entrepreneur calls for more than just business expertise and commitment. Whether working from home or in an office, entrepreneurship can be lonely. You must be prepared to handle situations as they arise, and this can deny you the chance to socialize and share your challenges.

While it may sound easy to deal with business issues, personal problems can get tricky. This can make entrepreneurship a lonely experience and get worse when things aren’t working as planned.

Related: It Doesn’t Have To Be Lonely At The Top: Why Entrepreneurs Need To Take Charge Of Their Mental Health

Some have it, and some don’t; I’m talking about the entrepreneur spirit. Some entrepreneurs make it look easy when running a business. So, what does loneliness in entrepreneurship mean, and how can you deal with the effects?

How does loneliness

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Cranium co-creator, Seattle entrepreneur Richard Tait dies after COVID

Richard Tait, co-creator of the hit party game Cranium and a well-regarded Seattle entrepreneur, has died from complications of COVID-19. He was 58.

Known as the “Grand Poobah” in the Cranium offices, Tait, a native of Scotland, led the company until its 2008 sale to Hasbro for $77.5 million in 2008. Cranium was named Game of the Year five times by The Toy Association while Tait led the company.

Tait loved to find and celebrate the “special something” that made each person shine, said Amy Paron, Tait’s fiancee.

“Even if you just met him for 15 minutes, you’re gonna feel connected to him,” Paron said Monday.

That goal, to bring out the best in everyone, formed the backbone of Cranium, the board game Tait co-created. At work, his meticulous planning and unrelenting drive helped him turn ideas into real-life products and succeed as an entrepreneur.

While he loved seeing his

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