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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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How to Make a New Year’s Resolution That Actually Sticks

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This December, millions of people around the world will set their hopeful eyes on the new year — excited about what opportunities January might bring. Many of us set New Year’s Resolutions in hopes that things will be different. We say we’ll exercise more, or be more productive, or call our parents more often, or…

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4 Unique Strategies to Promote Your Small Business

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When you run a small business, you wear a lot of hats — and it can feel like a deep personal blow when your marketing doesn’t seem to be working. Maybe you’ve set up your Instagram posts, e-mailed your list, attended three local networking events this week, provided amazing customer service… but you still have…

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Five Ways that Coworking Increases Human Connection

Five Ways that Coworking Increases Human Connection

Loneliness is on the rise, and it has become an epidemic in our society and in our workplaces.   Research indicates that half of Americans view themselves as lonely, and that loneliness reduces our lifespans as much as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.   Coworking spaces provide places where people can gather, get their work…

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The Perks of Part-Time Coworking

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Coworking has taken off in recent years, and in 2017 there were over 4,000 coworking spaces in the US alone!   Studies have indicated that coworking combats loneliness, reduces costs for businesses,  and increases productivity.   But many freelancers, entrepreneurs, and remote workers have the same question when they hear about coworking spaces for the…

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Tools: How to Entrepreneur

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Business Basics Business Plan Writing a business plan is one of the first moments that your ideas begin to come to life. An important time! No matter the direction you’re going with your business, or the goals you’re trying to achieve; this article will walk you through the stages of getting started. Business Budget Sheet…

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Why MELD focuses on Entrepreneurs

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The idea behind coworking spaces and shared office spaces began with a foundation of like-minded individuals who worked independently, yet together. This hasn’t changed. But when Bernard De Koven later defined coworking as “working together as equals” to separate it from a traditional office relationship (one dictated by rank and salary), coworkings’ identity was found.…

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