How to Choose the Right Side Hustle

These days, promising business opportunities abound, thanks to the continued growth of the gig economy. In today's digital age, small businesses and scrappy freelancers can serve consumers throughout the world. Before you consider a side hustle, however, it's important to consider your options. Here are some of the key factors to keep in mind before you dive in.

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6 Must-Have Apps and Tools for Small Business

With limited staffs and strict budgets, small businesses need affordable solutions to help streamline productivity. Fortunately, business-centric tools and applications have become more prevalent and more powerful in recent years. If there's something your company does or wants to do, you can bet there's an app, platform or cloud-based service that can manage the task. Here are six of our favorites.

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The Communication Tools Your Remote Team Needs

Modern workforces are increasingly remote, with employees working from anywhere with a stable Internet connection. It’s no surprise that managing remote teams can be difficult, especially where communication is concerned.

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How to Design a Personal Development Plan

If you want to foster job satisfaction and fulfillment within your employees, while also helping them grow in their careers, you need to provide feedback that goes deeper than a standard performance review. The best way to deliver this type of feedback is through a personal development plan.

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Virtual Office Services Can Help You Beat Procrastination

As a small business owner it is important to stay focused on those tasks that keep growing your client and contact lists. So we understand why you might procrastinate on tasks that divert your focus from boosting the bottom line. But as any small business owners know, there’s much more to making your business work than making the sale. And procrastination can be a momentum killer.

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How to Use Big Data to Increase Your Productivity

Big data can provide valuable insight into a how a company can cut waste, boost productivity and gain a competitive edge. Here's how your company can use analytics to move ahead of market peers and increase its bottom line.

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11 Career Boosting Podcasts

Inspiring stories, practical advice and feel-good inspiration all available via Podcast

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5 Worst Mistakes I Made While Freelancing - and What I Learned from Each One

At the beginning of my freelance career, I made a few easily avoidable mistakes. Here are some of the worst errors, along with some important lessons that set me up for success.

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8 Free Online Classes to Build Your Skillset this Year

No matter where you are in your individual career, continuing education can be an invaluable asset. Here are eight free online classes that can help you accomplish your professional goals this year.

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How Business Owners Can Get Fiscally Fit In The New Year

The New Year is often full of health-based resolutions like getting physically fit and eating healthier, but have you considered setting some new goals for your business and its finances? Getting your finances in check is the best way to ensure you can weather any downturns, and you’ll reduce stress and run a better business in the process.

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6 Insider Secrets to Building a Successful Freelance Career

The rise of the gig economy has provided more opportunities than ever for freelancers to start their own businesses. Here are our insider tips and strategies to help you build a successful freelance career that can sustain you for the long haul.

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Debunking 6 Myths About Virtual Offices

While countless entrepreneurs have leveraged virtual offices to grow their businesses, some remain hesitant due to misinformation about the product. In this post, we'll set the record straight on six of the biggest myths that keep some small business owners from taking advantage.

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Digital Literacy 101

Educating your employees about new technology can help them become more “digitally literate.” What exactly is digital literacy and how can it help your business? Here's how you can "upskill" your employees, so your company can succeed in an ever-shifting landscape.

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Tips for Increasing Operational Efficiency

Is your start-up business, and in turn your revenue, growing? Yes? Congratulations.

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7 Reasons to Allow Employees to Telecommute

You may be reluctant to let your employees work from home, but it’s an arrangement that can lead to more productivity than you might think.

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Happy Holidays! Tips to Navigate Time-off, Parties and Gifts

For small business owners, the holiday season can come with unique stressors. With some good planning, however, you can sidestep complications and streamline the experience. From time-off to holiday pay, here is how you can keep things running smoothly during the holidays.

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