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Top Android Apps for Working Away From the Office

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By: Kim Barsolo  ~ You may already be using your Android phone or tablet as much as you can to manage your time and get things done. Unfortunately, not everything goes according to plan. As soon as you take time off from the office and start to relax, urgent work-related tasks come up. No matter  Read more

Report: CIOs to Accelerate Outsourcing in 2013

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By:  Don Willmott  ~   CIOs are outsourcing crucial business tasks more than ever before. A survey of more than 200 IT decision-makers from small businesses to large enterprises found that 32 percent of organizations will increase their IT outsourcing investments in 2013. Some other headlines from market research firm Bluewolf’s report: 48 percent of  Read more

Time Management Techniques for Virtual Professionals

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Virtual professionals have no choice but to learn about managing time well if they want to get ahead. With the long list of clients, projects, and business operations tasks, it can be difficult to keep things straight without organization and the use of effective time management techniques. Take a look at these techniques that will  Read more

How to Choose Your Virtual Office Location

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With a virtual office, it doesn’t matter where in the world your work takes you. You can do business with people in your hometown or across the world through one of these shared workspaces. For many businesses, one of the biggest benefits of this arrangement is that you can choose a prestigious location to house your temporary  Read more

How Do You Protect Company Info With Remote Workers?

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Your company has already suffered from budget cuts, and you have transitioned a portion of your employees to “virtual” home offices. The LAST thing you need is to feel insecure about where your business files and information are as they leave the company network… So how do you protect your valuable documents with remote workers?  Read more

Why Remote Workers Are More Engaged

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By:  Scott Edinger  ~ Who is more engaged and more committed to their work and rates their leaders the highest? A. People who work in the office B. People who work remotely If you picked A, you might be as surprised as the investment firm I worked with recently, which found in reviewing results of  Read more

Working With Contractors In A Startup

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Contractors are an important part of the startup world. Some people really enjoy the variety and nomadic aspect of being a contractor. Some people seek the higher pay and time-frame driven approach to a project or company. Contractors also work well when there are specific skills that are needed for a short period of time,  Read more

Become Your Own Boss: Be an Entrepreneur

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Alan Hall, Contributor  – I recently read a reliable report on the attitude of the American workforce.  To my surprise I learned more than half of all employees are not engaged at work. In other words, most workers are not happy, not satisfied, not productive, not loyal, not inspired and will jump ship if another  Read more

Independent Professionals: 3 Reasons to Hire Them Right Now

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Kevin Kruse Ten years ago, Dan Pink wrote a seminal book predicting that America was becoming a “Free Agent Nation.” Today, depending on whose statistics you believe, anywhere from 10 million to 42 million people in America are now freelancers. Or choose your preferred term: Temps. Contractors. Freelancers. Contingent Workers. Independent Professionals. No matter what  Read more

The Case for Hiring ‘Under-Qualified’ Employees

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By: David K. Williams From the Startup Rules of Josh James, founder and CEO of Domo, the all-star executive who also co-founded Omniture and took it from inception to IPO to sale for $1.8B to Adobe: “Rule 45: No Unemployed Candidates. Always an Excuse. Too Risky. Top-Rated, Currently Employed Candidates Who Won’t Leave… PERFECT.” With all due respect for your accomplishments,  Read more

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