Subject: NNBA News ~ Solopreneur or Entrepreneur ~ Mentor Match~ Podcasting Tips

President's Corner
February 15, 2022
Dear Nurses,

What is your business idea? Are you: changing something, making something better, inventing something new, solving an existing problem or partnering in a new venture? There are a multitude of ways nurses are providing much needed services, products, and programs in this post-pandemic world. And as a result, nurses are experiencing more freedom, flexibility, and financial control.

As of 2019, 41.1 million Americans were solopreneurs—comprised of freelancers, contractors, consultants, and business owners without teams. This number has increased as a result of the pandemic. Being a solopreneur is exciting, everything is on your time, however, the downside is everything depends on you. Is it time to build a system or a team in your business? Read how to know if it is time to transition in our first article of interest below Should You Transition from Solopreneur to Entrepreneur.

Finding a great mentor match doesn’t happen by chance. It’s helpful to develop a plan. While taking time to articulate all this may seem like a lot of work, it pays off by helping you understand exactly why, and what type of mentor you seek. 4 Ways to Find a Knowledgeable Mentor will give you practical advice that enhances your business.

Over 55% of the US population has listened to a podcast, in other words, there is a large population actively looking for podcast hosts they can relate to and rely on. Many NNBA members have podcasts and many more have been interviewed on podcasts. If you are an entrepreneur or author with ideas your are passionate about sharing, podcasting could be a great vehicle for your brand. Here are Ten Essential Podcasting Tips for Entrepreneurs and Authors

Has it been a while since you visited the Nurses Business website? See what’s new in the NNBA Store and with NNBA members. Make sure you are logged in to receive additional savings. Check out the events calendar to see webinars, opportunities, and offerings from our members.
Mark your calendars for the flagship conference on nurse entrepreneurship coming this July 21-23, 2022! We will be sending a special edition newsletter announcing the conference. Stay connected with us for tips, opportunities, and success stories of nurse entrepreneurs, plus all the details on the conference by subscribing to our newsletter here . The NNBA is dedicated to empowering nurses through entrepreneurship and adding value and relevance to heart-driven business-minded nurses. Not a member? If you want to start a business or make your current business better, you’ll love the benefits here: And, be sure to check out the NNBA News advertiser’s below with special offers and savings for NNBA members.

Unconventionally yours,

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Articles of Interest
Should You Transition from Solopreneur to Entrepreneur Here’s How to Know

4 Ways to Find a Knowledgeable Mentor

Fast Company
Ten Essential Podcasting Tips for Entrepreneurs and Authors

You’ve been in business a couple of years, and you’re at the re-evaluation stage, wondering if you should change things up. Do you want to keep doing it on your own as a solo operator? Or would you rather be a systems operator with processes in place that can help you grow with a team? As of 2019, 41.1 million Americans were solopreneurs—comprised of freelancers, contractors, consultants, and business owners without teams.

Being a solopreneur is exciting. You have a business that you’re passionate about. You have no one to answer to. And everything is on your time.

The downside?
Everything is on you.
Not every solopreneur is meant to stay a solopreneur throughout their business journey, and many are. It all depends on your goals, your fulfillment, and how you want to structure your life.
For nearly a decade, I’ve been a mentor to other professionals in need of guidance but, personally, I didn’t have a formal mentorship for several years. Part of the reason was I found it difficult to find a fitting mentor I could develop a fruitful relationship with.

The experience introduced me to the intricate process it takes to forge a connection with a new mentor. And as an executive coach, I am constantly watching my executive clients struggle with the same process.

Below are four strategies to find and collaborate with mentors who can help elevate your career and (particularly if you are trying to change industries) can help you reach your goals. I turned to these tips to carve out opportunities for myself, as well as to steer my executive clients to their next professional aim.
Recent studies have found that 55% of the US population have listened to a podcast, and 27% of podcast listeners have a 4-year college degree. In other words, there’s a large, educated population with disposable income actively looking for podcast hosts they can relate to and rely on.

If you’re an entrepreneur or author with ideas you’re passionate about sharing, podcasting could be a major step for your brand. Here are ten ways to connect with listeners and grow a successful podcast.

1. Make content that matters
Apple Podcasts has over a million podcasts, so the competition for ears is very intense. While there’s a listener market for any type of content you want to create, your potential audience could be anywhere from 5 to 50 million. With that in mind, it’s vitally important to consider what content you’ll be making and who it will be relating to.
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