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11 Best Business Books for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

By Kay Dee | May 20, 2019
Best Business Books for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

You can learn about freelancing and business through mentors, local networking groups, online courses, videos, blogs, expert speakers… the available resources are truly endless. And then, of course, there are books. Books that you can read while you wait for the bus, or play in your car while you sit in Austin traffic, or flip…

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What is Coworking? Everything You Need to Know

By Kay Dee | May 14, 2019
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Coworking is a trendy word these days – maybe you’ve heard it on the news, or you’ve seen a few spaces pop up in your town. But what is coworking? What actually happens at a coworking space? Is coworking really the way of the future… or is it just a hip rebranding of regular commercial…

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How to Attract and Gain Sponsors for Your Home-Based Business

By Guest Post | Apr 10, 2019
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This is a guest post for the MELD Coworking blog written by Kristen Bowie. Every small business- no matter if it’s a home-based micro business or a small local brick and mortar- needs revenue. While a vast majority of small businesses rely on the sales of products or services to drive that revenue and serve…

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How to Make Meetings More Effective and Less Boring

By Guest Post | Apr 10, 2019
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This is a guest post for the MELD Coworking blog written by Riya Sander. Most employees dread office meetings because they can be quite boring. As a manager, you may have to conduct a few meetings here and there to go over your team’s objectives and make sure that everyone is on the same page.…

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Happy Birthday to MELD! One Year of Coworking in Austin

By Kay Dee | Mar 12, 2019
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In April 2019, MELD Coworking turns one year old! You can read the story of why I opened MELD here. Today I’m sharing a behind-the-scenes recap of our first year in business where we have had the honor of building our community, working productively, and supporting entrepreneurs and freelancers in Austin:   Pre-Opening: MELD Renovations…

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Tools: How to Freelance

By Kay Dee | Mar 4, 2019
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 Podcasts Unemployable Brian Clark covers a variety of freelance topics on his podcast and interviews well-known entrepreneurs. The Freelance Podcast This is a great podcast for freelancers who are just getting started on their journeys, and it covers topics like pricing, proposals, retainers, and scheduling.   Books & Resources Seth Godin’s Blog Daily nuggets of…

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How to Make Friends in Austin

By Kelsey Horton | Feb 18, 2019
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Due to Austin’s hot job market, low cost of living, and solid reputation as a fun musical city, 151 new people move to Austin every day. Are you one of them? When I first moved to Austin, I didn’t really think about how I was going to make friends. I had lived in the Chicago…

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5 Easy Ways to Get (and Keep) Email List Subscribers

By Kelsey Horton | Jan 18, 2019
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In the dizzying online space, it seems like a new social media channel pops up every month. But email marketing is still a steady and consistent way to keep in touch with your customers, generate new leads, and nurture your growing audience. A few reasons for this are: pretty much everyone has an email address,…

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How to Rock Social Media for Your Business

By Kay Dee | Jan 4, 2019
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Have you ever lingered on a train platform, or waited for your plane at the gate, or stood in line to pick up your food… and noticed that everyone around you is hunched over their phones, scrolling to oblivion? Whether you like social media or not, the reality is that over 3 billion people are…

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How to Create a Community: An Interview with Kay Dee, Founder of MELD Coworking

By Guest Post | Jan 2, 2019
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Today on the blog we’re interviewing Kay Dee, the founder and CEO of MELD Coworking in Austin. MELD will celebrate its first birthday in April 2019, and Kay is giving us a behind-the-scenes glance at what it took to create a coworking space from scratch.   Tell me a little about yourself! What were you…

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