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

July 23, 2024 31 mins
What happens when you hire someone, and they charge way more than you expected? That happened to our caller, Kassi Underwood, whose babysitter handed her a steep bill. (So steep, a screenshot of it went viral on LinkedIn!) Jason and Nicole give advice on how to course-correct, and how to prevent making this big mistake in the first place. Want one-on-one business and money coaching from Jason or Nicole? Email helpwanted@moneynewsn...
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Does self-promotion make you uncomfortable? Try this.
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Some people might think that a personal brand is only important for entrepreneurs who are the face of their companies, but that’s not true! Think of a personal brand as a strong reputation rooted in your strengths… who doesn’t need that? When Jason and Nicole get a caller question about building a personal brand, they decide to phone-a-friend: Aliza Licht, an incredible marketing guru. Jason, Nicole and Aliza take today's caller th...
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Does self-promotion make you uncomfortable? Today, Jason tells you how to get comfortable with the uncomfortable. Because if you don’t tell everyone how awesome you are, nobody else will.
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Today's caller is tired of getting underpaid for gigs she doesn't even like. Jason and Nicole give strategies for finding— and securing— opportunities to make a living out of doing what you love. 
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In every partnership, there will be disagreements. The key is to know how to find a path forward when there's resistance, and how to reevaluate whether that path forward is getting you anywhere. Today's caller is trying to crack this code with a disagreement that's very close to home. Jason gives him a script to tackle the conversation. Want one-on-one business and money coaching from Jason or Nicole? Email helpwanted@moneynewsnet...
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June 27, 2024 12 mins
Getting rejected feels personal, but Jason believes it’s not. When someone tells you “no,” they're not saying no to you; they’re saying “no” to a very specific question that might not actually have anything to do with you. Today, Jason helps you understand that question so you can build a better strategy for handling rejection — and moving forward.
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Today's caller had been asking to take on more responsibility at her work for about a decade - and she finally got it! Now, she wants to leverage those new responsibilities to negotiate a raise and a senior job title. Sounds pretty simple, right? Well, plot-twist! Jason and Nicole point out why this ask is not as straightforward as it seems, and give their do's and don'ts around how to navigate this delicate conversation.
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So you want to (or have to) bootstrap your business. Nicole is self-funding the business that makes this very podcast, and she will tell you: it is not easy. To share best-practices around protecting your bottom line and mental health, Nicole and Jason are joined by Christina Stembel, who has self-funded her business Farmgirl Flowers. Learn more about Christina and her biz here: https://farmgirlflowers.com/about
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Feeling pressure from colleagues? Jason has the cure and it all comes down to distinguishing between what people need from you and what they expect from you. Today, he explains with a little help from the cofounder and CEO of Whole Foods John Mackey.
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Whether you're talking to a prospective client, or to your boss about a promotion, you'll be faced with the same questions: when is it time to ask for money? And when it is the right time... how do you do it? Jason and Nicole help someone very close to home who is struggling with this question, and it all starts with a rule Jason learned while online dating.
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There have probably been many times when you’ve been impacted by someone else, and you’ve wished you could read their mind. Today, Jason teaches you how to do this by building their “logic chain.” And to start, he’ll tell you about a senior manager at a large company who learned this lesson the hard way.
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If your boss is a nightmare... do you stay or do you go? Nicole and Jason can help you answer this by going through one simple thought experiment. But first, they each share the most ridiculous thing a boss has ever asked them to do. And in Nicole's case, it involves being sawed in half...
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In this episode, Jason reads an email from someone who so desperately wants their book published, that they've sent copies to King Charles, Bill Clinton and Quentin Tarantino. It's not uncommon for people to look for a champion of their work... but, it's a waste of time. Jason and Nicole explains what you should do instead when you need a helping hand.
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Want to grow your social media following (for business or pleasure)? Entrepreneur and author GaryVee explains the major do's and don'ts that will help you master social media and build a community. He also shares why he thinks TikTok will be banned and how companies will need to adapt, the secret to holding attention, and what he's determined to be the most effective strategy for every business. You can find more gems from Gary in ...
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May 21, 2024 12 mins
Feeling bored or stuck? Jason has a strategy that will help you find your next big thing.
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May 16, 2024 12 mins
Today, Jason shares a strategy that will help you do the thing you’re afraid of. To start, he’ll show you how this helped a friend who’s been afraid of starting a new project.
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Having to issue a public apology as a CEO is stressful... and that stress can lead to some bad choices. Jason and Nicole call up PR and branding expert Aliza Licht to unpack the apology delivered by the CEO of Kyte Baby... and then the apology for that apology. Aliza explains what the CEO should have done, and Nicole shares about a time she needed to apologize herself. Subscribe to Aliza's podcast Leave Your Mark, now part of the M...
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May 9, 2024 12 mins
Instead of your problems just costing you time, energy and maybe even money— your problems can become assets. Jason explains how to make this transformation, and shares a story of someone who used exactly this strategy to turn their problems into a multimillion-dollar brand.
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Nicole received what is probably the worst sales email ever. To unpack what went so wrong— and how to get it right, Nicole and Jason are joined by MNN's very own sales lead, Will Stein. Will shares the tips and tricks he uses to send outreach emails that move conversations and relationships forward— rather than emails that get moved... to Junk Mail.
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