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The Rise of Coworking Spaces and the Gig Economy

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This is a guest post for the MELD Coworking blog written by Keilah Keiser. In most metropolitan cities around the world, coworking spaces are available as work areas for people to share. In fact, there are currently more than 35,000 coworking spaces available, with more being created all the time. And it’s a good thing.…

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5 Content Marketing Strategies for Businesses

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This is a guest post written for the MELD Coworking blog by Sarah Richards. Content marketing is undoubtedly one of the most beneficial strategies when it comes to driving sales in a business environment, but the pressure to keep content fresh, interesting, and accessible can cause problems. To help you use content marketing concepts to…

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How to Handle HR Challenges with Remote Employees

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This is a guest post for the MELD Coworking blog written by Alan Price. Over the last decade, we’ve seen many changes to the traditional working hours. The new generation of employees entering the workforce have different priorities and concerns relating to mental health, work-life balance and overall wellbeing. With this came the rise of…

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4 Sources of Motivation to Boost Your Work Performance

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This is a guest post for the MELD Coworking blog written by Stewart Dunlop. As the millennials and Gen Z take over the workforce, we see a dramatic change in the way they perceive the idea of a job. They are more focused on results and less interested in spending all day long in an…

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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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