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Remote work

The Secret to Security in the Age of Remote Working

By | Apr 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm

In 2018, the future of the location-independent workforce is brighter than ever. Who wouldn’t want the flexibility of taking the occasional (or regular) opportunity to break from the office and work where it suits you? Employees love it, and businesses increasingly see the sense…

Personal Branding

5 Domain Name Generators to Help Create Your Brand

By | Feb 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm

There is certainly an art to creating a brand name. And whether you’re starting a blog or launching a new company, brainstorming that perfect name can be exhausting. For the majority of startups or small business owners, hiring a digital agency to generate a…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

Are New Employees a Danger Sign? The 4 Phases of Employee Turnover

By | Feb 27, 2018 at 12:45 pm

The state of the hiring cycle is in flux. The rise of the gig economy and an increasingly unstable job market — regardless of which phenomenon you believe led to the other — are indisputable. Retail corporation’s bigger benefits packages for part-time employees offer a modicum…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

11 Facts to Know About Freelancing in 2018

By | Feb 12, 2018 at 12:45 pm

In 2016, freelancers made up 35 percent of the total U.S. workforce, and pulled in $1 trillion collectively as a result. They’re projected to hit 42 percent of U.S. workers by 2020, so we can expect to see and hear a lot more from the…

Business

The Modern Guide to Your Startup Workplace

By | Oct 1, 2017 at 8:30 am

Our vision of what an “office” looks like has changed over the decades, from the smoky, burbon-filled Mad Men offices of the 60s to the soul-sucking, flickering-lightbulb workplace of Office Space. But some classic elements of office work are still sticking around: The nine-to-five….

Digital nomad

The Digital Bromad: How Toxic Masculinity Thrives Abroad

By | Apr 4, 2018 at 12:57 pm

Skype calls in cafes without using headphones. Crushing it, killing it, destroying it. Entitled and arrogant. Crossfit. Meet the digital bromad. The digital nomad life means flexibility and freedom for those carving out a location-independent career. Web developers, copy editors, online marketers, or graphic…

Events

Tampa

Gary Vaynerchuk: You’re Either Positive or You’re Not

By | Feb 8, 2018 at 12:45 pm

One thing is for certain, entrepreneurship can start at anytime, even as a child. In Gary Vaynerchuk’s new book Crushing It, he begins by talking about his eight-year-old daughter wanting to be a YouTube star. Whether she becomes a celebrity or not remains to…

Jobs

How Fiverr Hopes to Capitalize on the Expanding Freelance Economy

By | Jan 26, 2018 at 12:45 pm

Are you a freelancer or a small studio? Congratulations. You can now manage all of your invoicing, contracts, and payments through a simple interface, for free. But don’t thank me — thank Fiverr, which just acquired the premium freelance software service AND CO, and has…

Jobs

The First Rule of Side-Gigging: Lean Towards Passive Income

By | Dec 29, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Over the past two years, 85 percent of side-giggers made less than $500 a month. Of the 79,420 creators striving to earn a living on Patreon, just two percent make more than the federal minimum wage of $1,160 a month. In other words, you’re…

Entrepreneur

7 Ways to Bring Key Leaders of Your Remote Team Together

By | Dec 25, 2017 at 12:45 pm

With the remote work boom in full swing, it’s only a matter of time before your company needs to start taking advantage. Fortunately, entrepreneurs around the world are singing the trends praises so it should be a smoother transition, as long as you follow…

Culture

4 Mistakes to Avoid at the Office Christmas Party

By | Dec 22, 2017 at 12:45 pm

The office Christmas party is a staple of business culture. Whether you’re a big corporation or a small startup, engaging in a little holiday cheer with your coworkers before taking some much needed time off has become the unofficial send-off for the holiday season….

Reports & Rankings

25 Best Companies for Perks and Benefits

By | Dec 21, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Work-life balance has become one of the most popular trends for today’s employees. Between the remote work boom and the amount of ping pong tables in offices around the country, letting employees get work done in their own way has proven to be a…

Tips & How To’s

3 Tips to Remember When Managing Email Over the Holidays

By | Dec 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm

Email: the bane of a modern worker’s daily productivity. Open and respond to a dozen emails at the start of your day, and you’ll still have another one or two dozen in your inbox by the end of it. And over the holidays, when…

Opinion/Analysis

Why the 15-Hour Work Week Never Had a Chance

By | Dec 19, 2017 at 11:30 am

A little less than 90 years ago, a study by economist John Maynard Keynes suggested something pretty incredible. After looking at data showing an increase in labor productivity and notable technological advancements (which, in 1930, consisted of scotch tape and the car radio), he concluded that…

Digital nomad

Los Angeles

How Digital Entrepreneurs Approach Startup Life

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 3:50 pm

If you are thinking “Should I build an office out of my garage, Apple or Hewlett-Packard style?”, read on. “The garage didn’t serve much purpose, except it was something for us to feel was our home,” Steve Wozniak told The Guardian, clarifying the real…

Co-working Spaces

New York

Why I Made the Decision to Go from Home Office to Coworking Space

By | Dec 15, 2017 at 8:30 am

Coworking has exploded globally over the past two years. According to one study, there were over 835,000 people working out of coworking spaces last year. The number of coworking spaces alone is expected to jump from 11,300 in 2016 to 13,800 by the end…

Transportation

San Francisco

E-Bike Startups Are Opening the Door to Entry-Level Transportation

By | Dec 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The e-bike community is booming around the world. Navigant expects around 35 million e-bikes to be purchased this year. In comparison, electric vehicles currently account for about 1 percent of all vehicle sales around the globe, with about 1.15 million units to be produced worldwide….