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Freelancing: a challenging emotional journey

by Ritika Puri  |  September 25/2014  |  , ,
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Freelancing: a challenging emotional journey When I decided to make my side-gig my full-time business last year, I launched myself into a challenging emotional journey. While I knew I was signing up for hard work—I regularly wake up before sunrise and work …



10 ways I make sure I hit my deadlines

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Project management skills can make the difference between business success and failure. In this first post for a series on project management, freelance writer Luigi Benetton shares what he’s learned to keep his projects on track. Back in school, I kept one calendar for academic life and another one for other stuff, like my part-time …



6 steps to marketing your local business online

by Kristi Hines  |  June 24/2014  | 
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6 steps to market your local business online If you run a local business, you may be missing a gold mine of effective online marketing opportunities. Social media is known for connecting people around the globe and successfully promoting …



5 ways I grew my business using LinkedIn

by Luigi Benetton  |  May 22/2014  |  , ,
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5 ways I grew my business using LinkedIn I started 2013 with not as many clients as I’d like. Around March, something happened—old and new clients alike started knocking on my door. The timing was partly due to other …



Small Business Week resources to help you succeed

by Mariellen Ward  |  May 13/2014  | 
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National Small Business Week If you’re one of the millions of people who have the courage and creativity to run your own small business, this is your week in the U.S. Each year since 1963, the United States Small Business Administration celebrates …



3 ways to use social reviews to gain new clients

by Kristi Hines  |  May 8/2014  |  ,
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3 ways to use social reviews to gain new clients One of the quickest and most powerful ways you can gain a competitive edge and win new clients is through customer reviews. According to this …



4 ways an entrepreneur can prepare for the best year ever

by Guest Author  |  January 20/2014  | 
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5 ways an entrepreneur can make this the best year ever Want this year to be your best one ever? Here are four actions you can start today to help make that happen: 1. Create a business budget I’m sure you already know the …



6 steps to creating a freelance profile that wins business

by Guest Author  |  November 12/2013  |  ,
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6 steps to creating a freelance profile that wins business More and more people are going freelance every day, which means that the competition to land freelance gigs is getting fiercer. If you’re like a lot of …



7 steps to hiring the right person

by Evan Horowitz  |  November 5/2013  | 
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7 steps to hiring the right person Small businesses that grow into big businesses all have one thing in common—they hire great employees. If you talk to the CEOs of successful companies, they’ll tell you that one of their most important jobs is finding the right …



5 accounting mistakes that put your small business at risk

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Accounting mistakes can impede the growth of your small business and put it on shaky ground. Unfortunately, mistakes are all too common, especially for new or young businesses. In this roundup, five accounting experts from the FreshBooks Accountant Network share the most common …



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