Midweek Reading: Success, Productivity, and Creativity


The traditional success life-path of education/job/home-ownership/marriage/children/retirement is under pressure, as Millennials are re-evaluating those ideals in a new economy.

Various quantification apps can help you track how you spend your day—your activity, your productivity, your sleeping habits, and more.

Adam Grant’s latest book gives guidance for how to take a creative new idea out to the world.

Are you a “small wholesaler”? You may not have been before, but you might be now, as the SBA has expanded the definition of businesses eligible for SBA loans by increasing the employee cap.

More and more people own 1-person businesses, but not all groups are getting the same value out of those businesses. Experts are still studying to see what causes these gaps, from education to needed resources.

The tax deduction on equipment you purchase for your business can be a big source of savings. Learn more about the Section 179 deduction.

Yahoo “accidentally” fired 30 employees who were put on the wrong performance scale list. Don’t do this.

Gig economy companies like Uber have long confounded official labor reporting. The federal government is coming up with a new plan that will hopefully better measure the people who are working in on-demand roles.

Learn how a stay-at-home mom turned a home project for her newborn son into a booming business.

Cracking the code of entrepreneurship education is a top priority for researchers, including a new 5-year project tracking “the outcomes of a group of startups receiving a free, concentrated entrepreneurship curriculum.”

Edwin Bevens

Edwin Bevens

Edwin Bevens is the Head Writer and Editor for Tarkenton Companies, and the Editor of SmallBizClub.com. With a background in journalism and publishing, Edwin received a 2008 South Carolina Press Association Award for reporting. Developing, producing, and maintaining content across multiple websites, Edwin focuses on helping small business owners find the right match of voice, audience, and medium for every message.