What’s the Working Life Project?

It’s always seemed to me that a good many people work to live;  they strive to do the least amount of work for the most pay, so they can clock out at a reasonable hour and go do what they really want to do.

Most entrepreneurs, on the other hand, never try to achieve any sort of balance between work and “life.” To the contrary, work and life are truly integrated.  They inherently understand that it’s all just about living.

The Working Life Project’s mission is to capture and share stories of entrepreneurial life.

I’m fascinated with stories of small business and the people behind them. From the entrepreneur who has a corner garage to the family who runs the bakery in town, to owner of a startup that’s on the rise. These are the people that keep our local economies going and no one is telling their stories.

With the Working Life Project Podcast, I want to capture the personal stories of entrepreneurs and small business owners. My goal is to create a greater awareness and understanding of those individuals who power our economy, to develop a “learning community” of sorts where entrepreneurs can learn from each other, and build an archive of entrepreneurial life in the 21st Century.

These are stories that need to be told. I hope you agree.

Thanks for listening.

All the best,


The guy behind the podcast.

David Harkins - The Working Life Project

Hi, I’m David Harkins.

I am a business strategist, speaker, and teacher. I help organizations of all sizes determine why, how, and where to grow through my firm, David Harkins Company.

I am a serial entrepreneur with experience in many industries. I have extensive experience, training, and education in advertising, brand development, trademark licensing, communications, and media production. I hold a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Entrepreneurial and Small Business Management, and a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship. And I teach courses in entrepreneurship and marketing at American Public Unviersity.

When not working for myself, I’ve had a fulfilling career in marketing working for and consulting with both large and small companies as well as some of America’s largest nonprofit organizations.

The one common thread throughout my work and personal life is my love for sharing a great story. This love of story, and my curiosity about what drives entrepreneurs is why I’ve created the Working Life Project.