Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Do you have a work problem? We have solutions. On Help Wanted, Entrepreneur editor in chief Jason Feifer and money expert Nicole Lapin help you stay ahead of the curve and make money doing what you love — no matter if you’re trying to impress your boss, or if you ARE the boss. Want some help? Email helpwanted@moneynewsnetwork.com for a chance to have your work question answered on the show!

Episodes

April 16, 2024 27 mins
If you want your company or employer to do more than just post a photo of the planet for Earth Day, Jason and Nicole have you covered. Today, they sit down with Tricia Carey, the Chief Commercial Officer of Renewcell, an award-winning textile-to-textile recycling company. In their conversation, Tricia shares insight into what meaningful actions companies can take to be more sustainable, whether carbon offsets actually work, and one...
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Today, Jason shares the story of the worst thing that's ever happened to him— and what he did to turn it around. With this formula you can, too.
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April 9, 2024 24 mins
When is it a bad idea to bring your romantic partner into your work? That is the question Nicole was trying to answer gracefully... until she made a super embarrassing mistake. Jason gives a framework to help you decide when your personal life and professional life should stay in separate lanes, and just for fun, they spontaneously call up a guy at the very center of Nicole's mistake.
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You’re ready to move on from something something— but you’re struggling to leave some small part behind, which is pleasurable and meaningful. You keep asking yourself, “Is this worth staying for?” Today, Jason will help you answer that question. And he starts with his own version of this problem. Are you ready to meet Drunk Party Jason?
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April 1, 2024 11 mins
We know why the group project was always the most dreaded assignment in school: there was always one peer who didn't pitch in. Unfortunately, in the "real world," you'll meet the same kind of peers. Jason has a strategy that will help next time you need to work with someone who is challenging.
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Finding new talent for your dream team is an incredible opportunity to make your work better— it's also a lot of pressure! To get advice on how to hire the right person for your team, Nicole and Jason phone a friend: hiring expert Bonnie Dilber. Bonnie tells us everything we want to know when it comes to making a great hire — who to interview, what to ask them, and even what to do if you’re feeling nervous.  Follow Bonnie's work he...
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Jason just collaborated with a bona fide jerk. Should he say anything? Nicole helps Jason map out his next steps, and gives you the framework to decide when to push back.
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It is so frustrating to be in a conversation that you really want to be meaningful... but you’re stuck in the small talk zone. Jason shares what’s going wrong in these moments— and how you can fix it. He explains how he drives conversations with anyone he wants to know better. And it all starts with… The Rock.
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March 14, 2024 20 mins
Jason shares the true stories that teach us when the "fake it till you make it" culture works and when it fails. Then, he shares a rule of thumb you can use when deciding if lying is fair game.
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Dating your office crush might seem like a recipe for disaster... until you meet colleagues-turned-spouses Kiera and Clint Carter. Today, Jason and Nicole talk to Kiera and Clint about the conversations they had early on that made them confident moving forward with their relationship, what advice they would give anyone considering asking their colleague out, how to avoid being office gossip, and when dating a colleague might actual...
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We’re told that our networks are our most valuable resource. But that’s a lot of pressure! You might worry: Do I know the right people? How can I meet more of them? Today, Jason offers a different way to think about your network — one that doesn’t treat it like some asset or a collection on a shelf, and that doesn’t feel like a failure if you’re lacking that perfect collaborator.
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Between remote jobs, social media and new vocabulary to describe burnout, work looks different in 2024 than it did just a few years ago. Today, Nicole and Jason answer questions on FAQs on new work norms, like: should you follow your boss on Instagram? And, when is it okay to turn off your camera on a Zoom meeting?
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When things go wrong, here’s a question to ask yourself: “Did I just run an accidental experiment?” The answer might be yes. And once you realize this, you’ll feel a lot better. Today, Jason shares why it works — starting with a big mistake he made.
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Today's caller (who you may recognize!) is ready to hire her business's first employee. The only problem is... she has no idea how to start! What is the first role she should fill? And where does she find the person to fill that role? To help this caller make progress, Jason shares a foolproof equation from author and entrepreneur Dan Martell that will help you easily build your dream team. Join today's caller and create your first...
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Responsiveness might be the easiest, simplest thing you can do to make people happy, show them respect, and create new opportunities. But, responsiveness is also hard and time-consuming — so to do it right, we need a good strategy. Today, Jason offers answers — about what people get wrong about responsiveness, why it’s so important, and how you can improve.
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Jason was asked for a favor— but told that he couldn't expect a favor in return. Should he be annoyed? Or is he expecting too much? Today, Nicole shares with Jason how she builds relationships that are mutually beneficial.
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February 15, 2024 13 mins
Personal brands are no longer just for influencers. We can all benefit from having a personal brand—a strength that we're known for, that makes people think of us. Today, Jason shares a two-part formula for building your personal brand.
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Today’s caller is watching his company go through a big change... and as a result, his work is feeling less meaningful. Jason and Nicole help him realize that he's been looking for a solution in all the wrong places, and give their tips on how to make your voice heard at work.
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Hot take: there’s nothing more dangerous than a thing that sorta still works. Today, Jason helps you fix it… and he starts by sharing my own small, sorta-still-works thing that caused him years of pain.
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Nicole recently almost did a deal with one of her friends... until that friend pulled out of the deal. Now, Nicole has an emotional email sitting in her drafts: should she send it? Today, Jason shares the thought exercise he applies before sending any email he's not sure about.
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