5 proven strategies to help you succeed leading a team of freelancers

5 proven strategies to help you succeed leading a team of freelancers
With the internet rapidly taking over the way we do business, a lot is changing. Some people view the digitization of work as a bad thing, but really people will be the winners . One of the reasons for this is that it brings people together. Physical location no longer determines who can work for who. Employers can search out the best of the best and hire them for whatever tasks they need. Working with freelancers also saves you money. You only ever pay for the work that is actually completed. B...

What your startup should know before hiring interns

What your startup should know before hiring interns
Thinking about adding interns to your startup staff? Oftentimes, this is a great idea. Interns can bring fresh, new ideas and a unique perspective to your startup. They are usually inexpensive, and very often they're young and flexible. You'll find they're willing to learn many different aspects of your business and pitch in where they're most needed. As an added bonus, if they really work out, you can add them to your staff permanently. Yet, there are some important guidelines to follow when do...

Are your skills future ready?

Are your skills future ready?
Recent studies indicate that 20-35% of today's jobs will be eliminated by automation within the next 3-5 years. To determine your relevance in the future, consider: ​ Are the daily or weekly tasks in your job repetitive and predictable? How do you make decisions – based on analysis of historical patterns or through consideration of many factors requiring judgement and human intuition? What is your role in delivering a positive customer experience? How successful are you in empowering and inspiri...

How startups can form partnerships with larger companies

How startups can form partnerships with larger companies
According to a study , corporations are quite eager to work with startups, with nearly 67% saying they are happy to work with early stage startups and another 23% seeing partnerships as critical. This study is quite significant as the trend towards startup/corporation partnerships is looking good. This is where you might be asking how startups can form partnerships with larger companies and how this makes good business sense. Partnering with an established company helps you gain stability, but i...

How To Become A Better Networker

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While networking isn't everyone's idea of fun, in this day and age it's a necessary skill if you're wanting to build contacts and advance in your field. There is great value in improving and honing your networking skills and you have the opportunity to do this every time you meet or are introduced to somebody. Becoming a better networker is one way to find more success in your life and here are some ways to do it. Network With Your Current Contacts Networking isn't always about forming new relat...

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