7 tips to manage freelancers efficiently in a post-covid-19 world

It comes at no surprise that most businesses are shifting to on-demand workforce to optimize costs, survive and thrive in a post-COVID-19 world. Although a contingent workforce existed for many years, very few businesses relied primarily on independent contractors and freelancers. Contract roles were mostly available either to highly skilled management consultants and experts or to seasonal workers. [Read full article on Entrepreneur]
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How to grow your brand organically using facebook (with zero investment)

As an entrepreneur or freelancer, your brand isn't separate from you and personal branding plays an important part in everything you do. Your brand has less to do with what you say about yourself and more to do with what other people say about you. And building a strong personal brand is vital for boosting your visibility, establishing your credibility and making your business or service stand out from the competition. Here, Juliette Stapleton shares how to leverage your personal Facebook profil...
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8 pitfalls for freelancers to avoid

 Advances in technology, the increase in co-working spaces and the growing popularity of remote working are allowing more people take up freelancing instead of regular employment. While the prospect of being your own boss—with the freedom to choose the projects you work on and the flexibility of creating your own schedule—may seem appealing, there are some major pitfalls you need to avoid. "Freelancing has a learning curve, and it can be perilously steep," warns Michael Stove...
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PR and marketing predictions for 2019

A lot has been happening over the last 12 months and the continuing slew of political, social and technological shifts looks set to bring "a whole new set of challenges and opportunities for marketing and PR professionals in the 12 months to come." This blog post from The Work Crowd looks back at the accuracy of their predictions for 2018—about fake news, greater convergence between PR and marketing, next generation video, GDPR, and purpose-driven marketing—before looking ahead to the fresh chal...
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How to choose a WordPress theme for your business website

WordPress is one of the most popular tools for creating feature-rich websites. It's a free, open-source content management system (CMS) with a strong reputation as a versatile, flexible and robust system for any kind of website from blogging to business and e-commerce. And many businesses, including top brands, use it to power their websites. With so many themes available for customizing your website, the challenge is knowing how to choose the right design for your business. ...
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How to (actually) get paid for your work

As a freelancer, delayed payments can wreak havoc on your cash flow. Maintaining a healthy cash flow is crucial for the survival of any business and the smaller the business, the more vulnerable it is to financial distress. Chasing overdue payments, or taking action over unpaid invoices, can be time-consuming, stressful and costly. And freelancers often feel uncomfortable chasing up overdue payments with clients. In this blog post, Lindsey Peacock shares some top tips for getting paid on time an...
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7 tips to bring your productivity to the next level

Personal productivity is about achieving your goals. Getting things done can more efficiently can help you build a successful business or career. Or it can simply free up more of your time to spend with friends and family, or pursuing other interests. While it's natural to have some days when you feel less productive than others, there are strategies that can help you stay on track so you can look back on the day feeling accomplished, rather than feeling like you've wasted time or an opportunity...
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5 must-know time management tips for marketers

Time management is an important skill for anyone to master. If you're not managing your time well, it's going to be difficult to reach your business, career or personal goals. As a marketer, you may have to manage several projects at the same time, often with tight deadlines to meet. "So it's important to always try to find ways to streamline your efforts," writes Brenda Barron. Here, she shares five time management tips to help you effectively manage your time and boost your productivity in eve...
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How coworking impacts innovation for startups and small businesses in the U.K.

Coworking has become a way of life for many startups, freelancers, remote teams and individual employees with flexible working arrangements. And the coworking market shows no signs of slowing down, writes Jo Gifford. Research shows an average annual growth rate of 24.2 percent since 2007 and forecasts estimate 30,432 spaces and 5.1 million paid coworking members worldwide by 2022. In this article, Gifford explores the myriad benefits of coworking, for businesses and individuals alike, and how it...
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Entrepreneurship takes a mental toll: Here's how to cope

Although many people think of entrepreneurship as a way to escape the 'rat race' of a daily commute, a demanding boss, an unfulfilling job or a stifling company culture, the reality is that running your own company can also take its toll on your mental health.  Entrepreneurship has its own responsibilities and challenges and it's easy to become overwhelmed if you're not prepared for them. To help you keep a healthy perspective during your entrepreneurial journey, business and leadershi...
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