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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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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 done, take…

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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 first time:…

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