For the last several months I have been driving for Uber.  Sometimes I do it a lot, sometimes I go weeks without logging any hours.  Every time I do it, however, somebody will undoubtedly ask if I like doing it.  While we have all heard the horror stories and the calls for driver benefits, etc., for me the answer is clear: Yes!

I started driving for Uber the last few months of my MBA to limp through the finish without having to borrow more money.  Soon after, however, I got into the Soaring Startup Circle accelerator program to work on my startup, Radici Travel.  Uber gave me the ability to say yes, knowing that even in the lean early days of the business, I would be able to pay my bills.  The financial benefits were clear and expected but there are two other distinct reasons why I would encourage any entrepreneur to drive for Uber, Lyft, or another ridesharing platform. Continue reading “The Unexpected Reasons Why All Entrepreneurs Should Drive for Uber”