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How Your Company Can Transition to a Mobile Workforce

By | Aug 30, 2017 at 6:30 pm

When the light bulb was invented and the infrastructure for indoor electrical lighting and power spread, it changed the way we worked and lived. Buildings became taller and the electricity that powers elevators made getting to the top floors easy. Working at night became…

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5 Advantages to Starting a Business Without an Office

By | Aug 7, 2017 at 8:30 am

Our professional world is changing. Thanks to the onset of new communications and organization technologies, and a little help from a millennial generation with different values than their predecessors, traditional tenets of office environments are starting to either change or disappear. Offices are becoming…

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How to Build a Creative Workplace Without Borders

By | Jul 20, 2017 at 7:15 am

In 2015 the number of US employees who had switched to remote jobs had climbed to 37 percent. And that number is only going to grow because the benefits of distributed teams to both the businesses and employees are obvious: businesses don’t have the…

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5 Ways to Close the Gap Between You and Your Remote Team

By | Apr 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm

If you’re thinking about going mobile with your business or working with a remote team, you’re likely concerned about maintaining strong communication and keeping everyone on the same page. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. My business has been mobile for several years now. The…

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5 Ways You Can Foster a More Productive Remote Work Environment

By | Apr 25, 2017 at 9:15 am

Fostering a productive virtual work environment isn’t easy, but it’s very necessary. Remote work is the wave of the future, with about 3.7 million workers in the U.S. now telecommuting at least half the time. That’s a lot of working from home. At Acceleration…

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5 Tips to Help You Stay Ahead of Your Schedule

By | Apr 21, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Our schedule is an important resource that we can’t purchase, it often used ineffectively. Planning ahead the schedule of work is a great way for you to think about the goals you want to achieve daily, weekly, monthly or yearly. This puts you on…

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4 Skills Needed to Be Successful at Remote Work

By | Apr 4, 2017 at 8:30 pm

In 2015, 23 percent of employees reported doing a portion of their work remotely, up from 19 percent in 2003, Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows. But despite the growth in employees who identify as remote workers  – as well as employers seeking remote workers…

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Study: 98 Percent of Remote Workers Find It Enhances Their Productivity

By | Mar 28, 2017 at 11:20 am

Remote teams offer plenty of advantages: They cut down on the tech world’s increasing consolidation and income inequality, and they help out the environment while they’re at it. And remote workers are increasing in number: According to 2015 research from Gallup, approximately 37 percent of U.S. workers…

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The Top 10 Cloud Platforms for Virtual Startups [Infographic]

By | Mar 21, 2017 at 9:15 am

Running a startup is a great way to reduce expenses, tap into the global talent pool, and get things done a lot faster. A study conducted by Stanford reveals that work-from-home employees are generally happier, less stressed, and overall more productive than those working at…

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5 Collaboration Tools for a Tightly-Knit Remote Team

By | Jan 30, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Running a business online has numerous benefits. Not only is it cheaper than brick and mortar businesses, but it also allows companies to cater to international customers. Additionally, online businesses have access to the global pool of talent thanks to freelancing marketplaces like Upwork, Freelancer,…

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10 Steps to Building Your First Remote Team

By | Dec 21, 2016 at 8:30 pm

If you started your business back in the 20th century, your staff was almost always in-house, working in cubicles, and available for whatever business needs the company required. Now, with the technological tsunami called global high-speed internet, you’ve looked around to see your competition has let their…

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The Gigster Fund Offers Freelancers a Unique Financial Security Plan

By | Nov 4, 2016 at 10:30 am

By 2020, an estimated 40 percent of the American workforce will be independent workers, whether freelancers, contractors, or temporary employees. And it’s not like they’re doing so poorly in 2016: They’ll earn a stunning one trillion dollars this year. So why don’t they have a strong…

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The Positive Environmental Impacts of Remote Work

By | Nov 2, 2016 at 12:50 pm

The ascension of remote employment is increasing rapidly, with 37% of employees having some remote work capability at the moment, up from 30% as of a decade ago and only 9% as of 1995, according to Gallup. For many job seekers today, pursuing a…

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Freelancer Retirement – Does It Ever Happen?

By | Nov 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Freelancers are entrepreneurs in just the same way as e-commerce business owners are, and the growth of the freelance economy is exponential. But freelancing also brings with it specific financial challenges, especially when planning for retirement. Freelancers are not in a workplace environment in…