Freelancers: Stop Making These 5 Mistakes if You Want to Survive

Susan Gunelius People, Productivity Leave a Comment

You escaped the corporate grind and became a freelancer. Congratulations! I know how liberating that can be! The gig economy is thriving and there has never been a better time to be a freelancer. But are you setting yourself up to be a successful freelancer? The reality of freelancing is that you’ll probably end up working more hours than you …

5 Signs You’re Ready to Quit Your Job and Freelance Full-Time

Hannah Curran Mindset, Productivity Leave a Comment

Are you ready to take the plunge? If you have a side hustle bringing in extra money each month, you aren’t alone. Almost four out of every 10 Americans moonlight, making an average of $686 each month (about $8,200 per year), according to a 2018 Bankrate survey. Side hustles are a great way to use your skills to supplement your …

The Best Project Management Software for Small Businesses and Individuals in 2019

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Managing projects in a small business setting can be even more challenging than doing so within a larger company. A big business might have a project manager for marketing, another for sales, another for product development. The small business project manager, on the other hand, oversees multiple departments and likely has another role as well. Since the growth of a …

How to start a project: Getting started with getting started

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On your mark Are you struggling with how to start a project? There are countless resources full of advice about how to start a new project. However, they all mostly assume that you already have a plan in place. In reality, that initial step can be the hardest part of any endeavor. Consider something you’re procrastinating on — something that …

Crowdfunding tips from Audeara headphones founder

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  Dr James Fielding founded Audeara Headphones in 2014 with Dr Chris Jeffrey – two doctors who saw patients with hearing issues and decided to act to solve a problem. In the public system, the wait for an appointment could be six months or longer – and then people could be turned away because they didn’t have the results of …

Use an Ecommerce Website Builder with Your Facebook Store

Melinda Emerson Productivity Leave a Comment

In my last post, I made a case for selling your products through your own Facebook store (“How to Sell on Facebook Free: Set Up Your Own Shop”). It’s fast, it’s easy, it’s free and gives you access to one of the world’s biggest marketplaces. All these things still hold true. However, if you want to kick your game up …

Facebook Ads for lawyers: 4 ways to get more legal clients

Chandal Nolasco da Silva Productivity Leave a Comment

Objections overruled Like most service providers, attorneys are always looking for ways to get more clients. Facebook Ads for lawyers might be an attractive lead-generation option. Why? Legal keywords currently make up the five most expensive keywords on Bing and Google. If you want to rank for “lawyer” or “attorney,” be prepared to spend more than $100 every time someone …

How to Start a Restaurant Business

Nellie Akalp Productivity Leave a Comment

  Are thinking about how to start a restaurant business? According to the National Restaurant Association, the restaurant industry employs over 15.1 million people in the U.S and is expected to create 1.6 million new jobs by the year 2028. Without a doubt, it’s an industry that contributes immensely to our economy. What I think is especially encouraging about the …

Ways to Fund Your Company for Growth

Sabrina Parsons Productivity Leave a Comment

Most small business owners are constantly looking for ways to improve their business and grow their sales. If you are a small business owner, it’s likely that you started your business because of passion and the desire to work for yourself and build something great. But one of the biggest challenges you might face is accessing the capital required to grow …

Seven essential shopping cart features

Alexandra Gavril Productivity Leave a Comment

Did you know that nearly 70% of online shoppers abandon their shopping carts? Imagine if this would happen in the brick-and-mortar world (and Google already did). It would mean that seven out of ten people would leave their shopping carts in the checkout line at the grocery store and just leave and go to another store that accepted more forms …