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7 Things You Should Never Say to Someone Who Works from Home

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By:  Kelly Gurnett  ~ If you have any sort of non-traditional work arrangement—remote worker, freelancer, entrepreneur—you know how difficult it can be for people to really get what your working situation is like. Whether it’s a matter of jealousy or simple ignorance of anything outside the traditional 9-5, people have a tendency to view non-traditional workers as the lucky  Read more

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

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

The Olympics changed how we work: Now let’s decide the future of the office

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By: Steve Ranger  – Summary: Office workers have abandoned London to escape the Olympic queues — but the decision to embrace flexible working shouldn’t be temporary. It’s time to rethink the way we work After a week of the Olympics, London remains abandoned by its usual inhabitants, populated only by bemused tourists who poke around its famous  Read more

How to Work and Motivate Your Sales Reps

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By: Evan Klonsky  – If your goal is to increase sales, cut costs or penetrate new markets, independent sales representatives can help. Here’s how to find, retain, and get the most out of your reps. You want to bring your new product to market as quickly as possible, but you’re on a tight budget. You don’t want to  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

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