Lydia Belanger

Lydia Belanger

Entrepreneur Staff / Associate Editor
Lydia Belanger is an associate editor at Entrepreneur.com. She writes about how companies and their founders are solving problems in our connected and conflicted world. Her interests include the retail industry, the gig economy, social entrepreneurship and surprising business applications of emerging technologies. She previously worked as a contributing researcher for Wired.

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This Filmmaking Crew Found Success on YouTube Making Shorts With Crazy Visual Effects

The nine-man team behind Corridor balances cinematic short films with behind-the-scenes vlogs to maximize YouTube's potential.
The Way We Work

What This Company Has Learned From Making It Mandatory for Employees to Take 4 Weeks of Vacation Per Year

It charts each employee's vacation schedule, has a 'no work talk' after 7 p.m. rule and other practices to promote work-life balance.

4 Proven Ways Women in Male-Dominated Fields Can Establish Themselves and Feel Fulfilled at Work

The gender gap in technical professions is wide, but when companies aren't working to close it, women can take steps to try to change the culture.
Starting a Business

The Surprising Differences Between Men's and Women's Motives and Obstacles in Becoming Entrepreneurs

A new survey exposes perceived obstacles to success in entrepreneurship based on gender.
Ready for Anything

How This Man Became Auntie Anne's Pretzel King in the Philippines

Six years ago, Mikkel Paris became the pretzel brand's master franchisee in his home country.
Friendship

5 Ways Your Friends at Work Can Help You, and 5 Ways They Can Hurt You

Friends make work more fun and tolerable, but they sometimes pose risks.

These Co-Founders Insisted on Being Co-CEOs Despite It Costing Them Funding

The co-CEOs of Harper Wilde, an intimate apparel company, share why they stuck to their unusual structure despite hearing they were making a huge mistake.
The Way We Work

Here's What Companies Are Doing Wrong When Hiring -- and 4 Ways to Fix It

They aren't starting the onboarding process soon enough.
Ready for Anything

Steven Pinker, Author of Bill Gates's Favorite Book, Says Entrepreneurs Should Trust Stats, Not Their Intuition

The Harvard psychology professor discusses his thoughts on the roles and responsibilities of business today.
The Way We Work

The Surprising Reason Why an Open Office Space May Not Be Great for Your Company

Companies tear down their walls to encourage collaboration, but this professor's research says doing so doesn't always achieve this outcome.

Why You Should Read Job Listings Extra Carefully Before Deciding Whether You're a Fit to Apply

Your subconscious could tap into key indicators of company culture, but it could also hold you back from your dream career.
Hacks

10 Hacks That Will Make Office Life Much More Bearable

Life happens, even at work. So try out these tips for dealing with spilled coffee, staying cool with a fan and more.
Ready for Anything

Why You Shouldn't Feel Guilty If Your To-Do List Only Gets Longer

It's normal to aspire to do more than you could ever get done. Don't beat yourself up about it.

'Tonight, We Stand Here, and It Feels Like We're Finally Winning,' Say Sexual Abuse Survivors in Inspiring Speeches at ESPY Awards

More than 140 women, including Aly Raisman, Sarah Klein and Tiffany Thomas Lopez, took the stage to receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.
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