own boss

Do You Really Want to Be Your Own Boss?

One of the greatest attractions of launching a startup or owning a business is that you get to be your own boss. But is it truly that great? I’ve asked the same question about running a business, but running yourself is an entirely different matter. I’m a freelancer and I have my own business. Although I Read more about Do You Really Want to Be Your Own Boss?[…]

virtual assistant

Thinking about Hiring a Virtual Assistant?

Being a solopreneur, freelancer or small business owner can come with a lot of freedom, but the responsibilities tend to pile up when you’re a one-person show. Getting mundane and less important tasks out of the way frees up time and energy for more creativity and productivity. So if your diary, apps and other online Read more about Thinking about Hiring a Virtual Assistant?[…]

email

7 Things You Can Do Right Now to Clean Up Your Email and Boost Your Productivity

“Email is a tool – it’s not something that should control your day.” If you get a feeling of dread whenever you’re about to check your inbox, then it’s time for a change. Yes, email is crucial to online communication, but it doesn’t have to dictate how you work. I periodically go through an email Read more about 7 Things You Can Do Right Now to Clean Up Your Email and Boost Your Productivity[…]

working from home

Best Practices for Working from Home

Working from home can be a convenient experience that saves you both time and money, but it also has several downsides. Whether you’re a freelancer, telecommuter or an entrepreneur who’s starting a new business, spending most of your time in a home environment can create several problems such as: inviting loneliness and isolation; impacting networking Read more about Best Practices for Working from Home[…]

clients happy

How to Keep Your Clients Happy (Without Compromising Your Happiness!)

“Keeping your clients happy is an art in itself, involving skills that you acquire with time and experience. It’s something essential to your business that will ensure satisfaction for your client and make your life easier.”  It may seem impossible to reach a point where both you and your client(s) are equally happy with the terms Read more about How to Keep Your Clients Happy (Without Compromising Your Happiness!)[…]

online income streams

6 Online Income Streams for Your Business

If you’re thinking of or in the process of building a business, there may be one hurdle that you’re struggling to overcome: a lack of income. We’ve posted about side business to fund your main business, as well as funding options for start-ups & small businesses; but I recently came across a post by Chris Read more about 6 Online Income Streams for Your Business[…]

Side Business to Fund Your Main Business

There are a number of ways that you can fund your startup or small business (some easy and straightforward, others less so). However, most of these methods come from external sources―like loans, crowdfunding, investor money etc.―which is a risk and puts you in financial debt. Of course, the most ideal situation would be if you Read more about Side Business to Fund Your Main Business[…]

5 Steps for Dealing with Social Media Malice

Let’s say you’re involved in social media for your business and you’re the victim of a social-media attack. Somebody you don’t really know singles you out because he’s mad at your company, or had a bad day, or whatever; and launches an attack out of the blue, mentions you and the company you work for, Read more about 5 Steps for Dealing with Social Media Malice[…]