Why is everyone going freelance?

When Joshua Gross tells friends and acquaintances that he is a freelancer, he often receives pitying looks and sometimes even offers of full time jobs. And when he refuses them and says he is perfectly happy with his current arrangement, he gets incredulous looks. But the fact is that freelancing and running small businesses has […]
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How to determine whether going officeless will work for your business

Twenty-first technology makes working remotely much more feasible than it used to be. The speed of email, instant messaging, project management apps, screen sharing and remote meeting software all make telecommuting possible. According to Forrester Research’s US Telecommuting Forecast, http://www.wired.com/2013/06/the-new-workplace-reality-out-of-the-office/ 34 million Americans work from home. And this number is expected to reach 63 million […]
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Is working with a partner right for you?

If you’re about to launch a new business or are thinking of expanding an existing one, one of the first questions to ask yourself is whether you prefer to work alone or with a partner. There’s no one answer to this question, since there are advantages and disadvantages both of working alone and of partnering. […]
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Small businesses and finances: 20 surprising facts

How are other small businesses managing their finances, what challenges must they overcome and what financial decisions have led them to success? A survey from CFED seeks to answers these questions [http://cfed.org/assets/pdfs/Understanding_the_Financial_Vulnerabilities_of_Michrobusiness_Owners_BRIEF_Updated.pdf], so that you can avoid pitfalls and incorporate the more successful ideas into your business. Until now, what has been known about microbusinesses […]
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