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10 Ways to Reward Staff Without Giving Them Cash

By Guest Post | Jun 19, 2019
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This is a guest post for the MELD Coworking blog written by Riya Sander. The ability to reward staff is a great skill an entrepreneur can possess. It creates a passionate and hardworking team which is committed to improving and growing your business. If you are looking to motivate your staff, look beyond monetary incentives.…

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5 Tips to Stay Productive as a Remote Worker

By Kelsey Horton | Jun 13, 2019
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Remote work is on the rise, and every day millions of people forgo commuting to an office in favor of working from home. But when you work remotely, you don’t have a boss hovering over your shoulder to make sure you stay on task. Your achievements revolve around your ability to stay disciplined on your…

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How to Convince Skeptical Employees to Adopt New Technology

By Guest Post | Jun 5, 2019
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This is a guest post for the MELD Coworking blog written by Ashley Wilson. Work is no longer a place we go to each day – it’s something we do. That means that new kinds of employees are showing up around the world, from mobile remote workers to people who work in different offices from…

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7 Unique Meeting Spaces in Central Austin

By Guest Post | May 31, 2019
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Sometimes you just need a private meeting space in Austin. Like when you’re gathering a big group of people. Or when you’re discussing confidential items that you don’t want the rest of the coffee shop to hear. Or when you’re meeting with a dreamy potential investor and want to make a professional first impression. Luckily…

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11 Best Business Books for Freelancers and Entrepreneurs

By Kady Sandel | 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 Kady Sandel | 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 Kady Sandel | 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 Kady Sandel | 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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