Business

How to Combat Stress as a Remote Worker

This is a guest post for the MELD Coworking blog written by Riya Sander. Working remotely is a concept believed to have a positive impact on an employee’s engagement and work-life balance. The idea was introduced to help employees achieve work-life balance, reduce commuting time, and organize their time. While the premise for working remotely…

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10 Ways to Reward Staff Without Giving Them Cash

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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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7 Unique Meeting Spaces in Central Austin

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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

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

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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

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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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Tools: How to Freelance

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

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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

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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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