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

June 25, 2024 29 mins
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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You know that feeling of panic while you're waiting for an answer from a client or a boss? Jason does. But he has found the secret to stopping that panic in his tracks— and the secret is: what you don't know. Jason explains what the heck this means and how to use it next time you're freaking out.
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You need an awesome team around you to help you reach your goals. But if you’re a small business owner or a solopreneur, you might not have big Fortune-500-money to throw at your dream employee. So… what do you do? Nicole and Jason asked this question to Adam Broda, a coach for mid-to-late career professionals, and he gives actionable steps small business owners can take to compete with big companies when it comes to acquiring tale...
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Change can feel scary— but with this short exercise from Jason, you can future-proof your career so that the only change that remains is opportunity. Today, Jason helps you do this exercise.
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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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