Mike Sullivan

About Mike Sullivan

Mike Sullivan is an entrepreneur and marketing professional who tries to keep things humming along as best as possible. From time to time, he updates the AVO blog, but mostly he can be found on Skype talking with someone about virtual offices. Connect with Mike Sullivan on LinkedIn.

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News and Articles

The following is a list of articles from around the web that highlight the benefits and uses of virtual offices, and shed light on where the industry is headed as new technologies emerge.

Remote Work and Mental Health: Real-world advice from the best in real estate

Remote work sounds like a breeze. Literally. A cool breeze on a tropical beach as you click away on your computer, sipping a pina colada. Reaching this point in your remote career does take time, planning and efficiency. There are five simple tips to improve your skills as a remote worker…
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Five tips to work as a remote digital nomad while traveling the world

Remote work sounds like a breeze. Literally. A cool breeze on a tropical beach as you click away on your computer, sipping a pina colada. Reaching this point in your remote career does take time, planning and efficiency. There are five simple tips to improve your skills as a remote worker or digital
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Tools for Finding a Physical Workspace

It’s interesting that same forces that are making fractional leases on computing capability available in the cloud seem to be at work enabling the ad hoc provisioning of workspaces.
Coupled with the pervasive availability of wifi in coffee shops and eating establishments and transition to laptops o
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5 Things to Look for When Selecting an Office Space Rental

The location of your business plays a major role towards the success of your enterprise. It’s therefore important you give the first priority to offices that are located in strategic locations. You should actually select an office that’s conveniently located so your customers can find you easily. If your office is far from town, most of your cu
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Types of Corporations (Which Is Better?)

Once you have begun to establish a new business, you will face the daunting task of deciding which type of business it will be.

With several different options, how can you know which type of corporation is the best way to go?

My overview of each corporation type should give you a good idea of
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How you can enrich your life this year as a parent

Life is always jam packed when you have children but chances are you wouldn’t have it any other way. You’re up early and in bed late, and your whole existence is pretty much centred around your family and ensuring your kids have everything they need.
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√ Should Small Businesses Rent Office Space or Work From Home?

It’s wonderful that today’s world lets you run a small business right at home in your pajamas. But by now you’re probably starting to wonder: When do I need to move this to a more “official” setting and rent out some office space? The reality is that this is never an easy question answer.
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4 Essential Ingredients to Get Your Small Business Idea
Off the Ground

No matter how confident you are in your concept, in business, you are always at risk, especially in your early days. Don’t further your level of risk by quitting your day job and taking on an excess debt too soon. If you need to cover some expenses or supplement your initial investment a little in the beginning, always choose
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The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Offices – CapeSpace

The virtual office is a powerful yet remarkably inexpensive tool that small and growing businesses can leverage to build their professional image and tap into a pool of resources. And even though it has been helping businesses grow for decades it is still often misunderstood….
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What leaders can learn from these nine quotes | Training Journal

“Skills are cheap. Passion is priceless.” – Gary Vaynerchuk. This quote applies to every leader who takes part in the hiring process. More often than not, the ‘recruiters’ try to hire based on skills. Skills are necessary, no doubt about that. But, passion and intensity will help in the long run.
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Life Insurance For High Risk Occupations | Top 10 Toughest Jobs! | LIB

Around 160 million people are employed in the US. But they’re not all sitting in an office crunching numbers or selling life insurance. Millions are doing dangerous and high-risk jobs to earn a living and feed their families. Think you’re excluded? Think again. We’re not talking trapeze artists and
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Hire distributed teams instead of software development outsourcing

Well, you and I both know that story well enough as it was mentioned the last time we engaged in our interaction here. Now, the question automatically crops up — is software development outsourcing at all necessary.
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How To Update Your Home Office – Smarter Surfaces Blog

Do you work from home or thinking about doing so?

Nowadays employers are offering more flexible working options and many people are self-employed and entrepreneurial. Just check out what the New York Times said here.

If you decide to make the change and work from home, it’s important to have t
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A 2019 Guide For Business Owners Looking For Office Space To Rent |
Inspirationfeed

Finding the perfect place for business is every business owner’s dream. Whether it is that corner office overlooking any bay in the United States or a cosy office in a trendy location, office space determines many things for a business.

The location can determine how much traffic your business ge
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What David Ogilvy teaches about Marketing in the digital world – By Juhil
Mendpara

The startup-culture has put innovation on a pedestal. This makes us forget that some departments need to innovate less and stick to the fundamentals. One such sector is ‘Marketing’.
I have been reading David Ogilvy’s “Ogilvy on Advertising” for the past week. And one thing I have realized is: only
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Starting a business from home: UK business ideas

From the big idea itself to building a list of businesses to run from home, plus specific taxes and insurance, proper planning should help you build a really successful home business. Read our guide to businesses you can run from home, and don’t forget to sort out your specific
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Benefits of a Remote Internship Program

Like any other internship, there are many benefits to hiring remote interns at your company. One benefit is that interns are no longer doing menial tasks like fetching coffee or dry cleaning. They are engaging in very specific projects which creates more efficiencies within your organization. this also allows you to evaluate them on effectively
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The Best Tech for the Travel-Hungry

Technology is tying the world together like never before, which makes it an especially great time to be a traveler. It is so easy to chronicle a trip, even one that takes you far out into the wild, with cameras and recording devices built directly into a smartphone, or stand-alone devices small enou
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How to Successfully Set Up a Home Consulting Business

Consulting in the United States is a $50 billion dollar industry. Independent consultants; who form a big chunk of this market, are estimated to have grown 83% in the ten year period between 2008 to 2018.

Being an independent consultant comes with a lot of perks – you set the hours, pick your cli
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How to become digital nomad and build perfect careers

Does wanderlust constantly take over you? Are you regularly checking airlines pages for cheap fares, discounts, or getaways? If so, then we have great news for you; there should be no stopping you now and you can thank technology for that.
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Employees end up footing the bill for working from home | Talk Business

The survey of over 4,000 UK senior business people found that only around a third of people working from home (35%) received contributions from their firm towards kitting out their office. If a company subsidising the cost of a worker’s home office is unusual, an employer covering all the costs is p
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5 of the Best Reasons to Live Abroad – PackThePJs

If you are a keen traveller and a bit of a culture vulture, then visiting other countries will probably come naturally to you. Even if your money is tight and you can only afford a brief trip each year, you are steadfastly working through a list of places and sights you want to see. But have you eve
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40 Popular Ways to Make Money While Traveling

If you have good writing skills, the extensive knowledge in many areas, and the passion for discovering the awesome destinations in the world, you should work as a writer or blogger to make money traveling.
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3 Ways to Build Community Virtually with Your Remote Workers

70 percent of Americans work from home at least once a week. And over 50 percent work from home for at least half the week. As the workforce changes, more and more people are enjoying the freedom of working from home. But sometimes it’s hard to find a job that allows that kind of freedom. Are you…
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Being A Digital Nomad Is A Great Lifestyle Choice | One Step 4Ward

I am sure a lot of you have heard of the term digital nomad, you may have even met some when you’ve been traveling. The number of digital nomads around the world has grown dramatically in the last few years, more and more people are waking up to the fact that it is possible to make a good living from your laptop while you travel around the worl
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Useful recommendations about how to become an online writer

Modern society has many opportunities connected with digital technologies, especially in the field of employment. The majority of people think that a serious, well-paid job means sitting in the office all day long. However, they forget about work-from-home opportunities. Widespread use of the Intern
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How to start an online business in 4 easy steps

Everyone will agree that business is actually the exchange of money for the value that you are ready to offer to your clients. This is a way to solve their problem for financial reward. Let’s say you are a confident driver or creative designer, and perhaps even have the talent for creating things – each of the cases has a certain value for whic
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Expat or Nomad – Things to Consider Before Packing Your Bags |

Deciding to move abroad as an expat is an entirely different situation than being a perpetual nomad that is on the go. The reason for this is that when you decide to become an expat in a specific culture, you are essentially making roots and a life there. With that transition comes many hurdles wher
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How to build trust with new remote employees…

Anyone that manages a remote team, knows the benefits of remote workers. You can source better applicants as you’re not fixed in one city, and it’s a great way to cut down on costs. But when you bring a new remote employee into the team, the general dynamic can be a little different. How do you make
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Working from Home: Why it’s a Mom’s Dream Setup

Being a mom is never an easy job. Even if you’re not a single mom with four kids and another one on the way, and you live happily with your partner with your singular child, the jobs is still very difficult at times. That being said, one of the biggest dilemmas of mothers around the globe since the dawn of time has been how to balance family ti
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10 Steps to Starting a Business | Teakettica, LLC

Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activities. Conduct market research – Market research will tell you if there’s an opportunity to turn your idea into a successful business. It’s a way to gather information about potential custome
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Fighting the Loneliness of Working from Home

It’s thought that around 70% of people globally work remotely at least some of the time. Some of these people still work for another company and spend time in the office, but many work from home full-time. This number is only likely to grow in the coming years as more and more people seek the flexib
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10 Facts & Stats About Remote Working Today

The traditional 9-5 paradigm is shifting and flexible working patterns are finally being embraced by the mainstream. Remote working, also known as “telecommuting” is just one flexible trend that’s on the rise, and it’s easy to understand why. Working from home has many obvious benefits for the emplo
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How to Combine the Life of a Digital Nomad with Distance Education

Many students feel like it is almost impossible it is possible to travel and study at once so I decided to write a little blog to help others in the same boat.
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Why Collaboration is Good for the Soul | Coworker Lab

As more people work remotely and turn to a digital nomad lifestyle, the ‘sharing economy’ is altering the way we do business. Now, social innovation is making more businesses consider the advantages of providing collaborative settings for the sake of productivity. By allowing professionals to collab
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Nomadic and Hacker Paradise

Nomadic nomads are a phenomenon with a long history. He makes a comeback 20 years ago, in 1997, when Zugio Makimoto and David Manners published the book Digital Nomad. Digital nomads are a community of people who work, travel, with a computer connected to the Internet
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Small Business Resources for Entrepreneurs – The Arbing Blog

So over the last couple of months, I have teamed up with my friend Brendan Hufford from Photo MBA to curate the BEST of the BEST for every single need you’ll have in starting your business. This has taken a monumental amount of time and includes
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How to start an online business in 4 easy steps

Everyone will agree that business is actually the exchange of money for the value that you are ready to offer to your clients. This is a way to solve their problem for financial reward. Let’s say you are a confident driver or creative designer, and perhaps even have the talent for creating things – each of the cases has a certain value for whic
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Digital Nomad + Virtual Services = Epic Digital Business – Biz Penguin

Do you fit the definition of a digital nomad?

“Digital nomads are a type of people who use telecommunications technologies to earn a living and, more generally, conduct their life in a nomadic manner.” credit

The ability to run your business while globe-trotting from one location to the next i
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8 Ways To Maximize The Value Of Your Remote Workforce | WebAppRater

It is correctly quoted by the CEO and Chairman of Dell, Michael Dell: “Technology now allows people to connect anytime, anywhere, to anyone in the world, from almost any device. This is dramatically changing the way people work, facilitating 24/7 collaboration with colleagues who are dispersed acros
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5 Ways to Reduce the Carbon Footprint of Your Business | Blogging Hub

Reducing your carbon footprint is not something that is only beneficial for the environment, but is also something that is incredibly useful when improving the overall efficiency of a business. Companies all over the world are looking to become more sustainable and more environmentally friendly with
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HR Technology For 2019: Ten Disruptions Ahead | SaasGenius

While this new HR technology has caused many positive effects, the changes will cause disruptions to business models and how the day-to-day tasks in an operation are completed. Here are ten disruptions we can expect to see in HR during 2019.
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How to Improve Customer Relationships with a Virtual Receptionist

It’s no secret: first-rate customer service is the key to business success. But to excel, businesses should have a customer care plan and ensure that stakeholders have a positive experience at every touchpoint.
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Here’s How You Can Grow Your Online Business Using These Effective
Techniques

Business forecasts have indicated that e-commerce is flourishing; hence, this is your perfect time to get into it and establish your online stores. There are numerous techniques and strategies that you can follow to nurture your newly established company. Mentioned below are few of them that will surely help you to
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How to Promote a Local Presence While Shipping Internationally – Universal
Cargo

As a business owner or manager, it’s only natural for you to think about international expansion. After all, taking a business to international markets means you’ll be able to tap into a larger potential target market, and this can lead to increased profits. However, setting up a business internationally is no easy task. Depending on the indust
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4 Careers You Can Work In From Home | Life in a Break Down

Just like you can go to college online, it is possible to have a vibrant career working from home. Now, not all fields support work at home positions, but there are a few choices for people wishing to work out of home-based offices. After attending Norwich University Online, you won’t necessarily ne
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The Definitive List of Travel Subreddits to Help You Tour the World —
travelingmitch

For years and years, I’ve been using travel subreddits to help me tour the world, and it’s been absolutely invaluable. Recently, when I’ve brought up just how valuable travel subreddits have been to me, people often give me a look like they have no idea where to start, so I figured I ought to put a
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5 Ergonomic Home Office Design Tips for Work-at-Home Moms

Many moms who work at home in order to raise a family while providing a second income for the household are finding that the internet provides myriad opportunities to earn from the comfort of home. Such jobs allow mothers to tend to the needs of their children and a household while retaining the abi
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Making Distributed Product Teams Work More Efficiently With Monday.com »
Pixallus

Looking to establish a robust design process for a distributed team? It’s not as difficult as you may think. Here are seven of the most common challenges distributed product teams should overcome and how a team-management tool called “monday” can help.
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5 Career Ideas for Millennials on the Move – The Right Fit

Millennials are everything but ordinary and predictable. Adopting a life different to the previous generations, Millennials value their autonomy and free time. In that manner, most Millennials are demanding flexibility at their workplaces often opting to work on the go (i.e. remotely). The old-fashi
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How to Get Mail While Travelling

As a travelling family, we are often away from home for long periods of time, leaving everything on pause at home – except the mail. After returning from long tips I’m inundated with piles of mail, only to find that I missed an important letter or bill. Luckily, most businesses have gone green makin
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Explore The World With Remote Work

Travelling the world as a digital nomad is the dream of so many people around the world. There’s this inherent longing in so many of us to reach out and explore the corners of the earth, whether we’re keen to combine a love of surfing with a thriving digital business, or if we’re more interested in
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Work from Home: How to Start a Resume Writing Business

70 percent of Americans work from home at least once a week. And over 50 percent work from home for at least half the week. As the workforce changes, more and more people are enjoying the freedom of working from home. But sometimes it’s hard to find a job that allows that kind of freedom.
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Working For Yourself, But Have You Covered The Basics?

Starting your own business could be a real ambition of yours. You might have had that idea of what you want to do, it has been there for some time while you figure out all the kinks and the steps you want to take. Or maybe you just have the ambition of working for yourself, being your own boss…
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Life of a digital nomad – Earning Money while Traveling the World

Imagine sitting in a small cosy café in Paris on a sunny spring morning; typing away on your laptop while enjoying a café au lait and a fresh croissant. Or picture yourself sitting under the shady leaves of a huge palm tree, the sound of waves in your ears and the scent of saltwater in your nose.
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The GypsyNesters | 4 Potential Ways to Work While Traveling Abroad

As a travel enthusiast, exploring the world as often as possible speaks to you unlike anything else. But you also realize these adventures cost big bucks, forcing you to save up and eventually open your wallet to fund them. In order to help fuel your passion for traveling with the funds you need…
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Top 5 Benefits of Hiring Remote Employees | Engage Blog

Remote jobs are appealing to everyone, whether you’re a student, parent, or someone with a unique lifestyle. It is a desirable option for people of all educational backgrounds and experiences. Offering telecommute options can give you the competitive edge you need to lock in top talent.
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Does Your Business Need A Boost? Go Digital! ~ Rachel Bustin

A lot of business owners seem to be under the impression that, as long as they stick with the things that have always worked in the past, their business will continue to flourish. Sadly that is not the case, and many business owners find that their business is left behind by the competition and, in some cases…
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How to Make Working Online Work for You

There’s perhaps nothing more liberating than having the ability to analyze reports in your pajamas, reply to emails from a hammock, or even input data from your favorite local coffee shop. Having the ability to work anywhere provides a greater degree of flexibility and work-life balance for…
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TIPS AND TRICKS FOR WORLDWIDE DIGITAL NOMADS • Creative Travel Guide

David Webb, a business consultant from Sydney shares his top tips and tricks on being a worldwide Digital Nomad, ideal for anyone looking to freelance to support their travels around the world.
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Digital Nomad 101: The Pros And Cons

Investopedia defines digital nomads as people who are location independent and use technology to perform their job. This article explores the pros and cons of being a digital nomad and some practical tips if you’re thinking about becoming one.
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Working From Home for the First Time? 6 Tips for Success | Gearfuse

One of the beauties of working in the 21st century is that you have the power and flexibility of the internet at your fingertips. But if you find yourself working from home for the first time, it is not always easy to shift your frame of mind away from a traditional corporate setting and figure out
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The Benefits of Getting a Digital Marketing MBA Degree

Are you a digital marketer that wants to take their education to the next level? If so, then you might want to consider getting your digital marketing MBA. As you will learn below, this advanced degree will allow you to do things in your career that you never thought possible.
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What to Consider About Working With International Clients When You’re Freelancing

If you’re a U.S.-based freelancer, working with international clients can be a good way to expand your portfolio and earn extra money—but it can also come with some unexpected costs. Different time zones might mean working unusual hours The first cost? Your sleep. As The Freelancer reminds us…
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7 Effective Tips To Manage Your Remote Employees – TechStory

There are numbers that show the importance and the future of remote employees– stats like 115% increase in remote jobs within a decade are no joke. People want to work from a place where they feel productive and comfortable(mostly home). The best part? Employers are giving them their space!
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Digital Nomads In Central America – centralamemerica.com

Which country in Central America is best for digital nomads to work in? Find out with this handy guide. This article is updated as of July 2019. You might be reading this at work. You’re sitting in some cubicle in some office in some northern city in some northern country.
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Be Your Own Boss: 3 Tips For Going Self-Employed

Going down the self-employed route is a bold decision to make. After all, there’s a plethora of risks and worries that come with branching out solo. From chasing clients for payment, to landing new business in the first place, becoming self employed removes most of the safety nets…
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8 Digital Marketing Hard Skills a realtor should have – Realty Times

Digital Marketing, or Marketing in general, plays one of the primary roles in any business. Real estate market is no different. In fact, a major part of the “realtor life” is marketing– digital marketing in particular given the digital world.
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3 Ways to Become a Digital Nomad – Mapping Megan

Recent years have seen the rise of the Digital Nomad; those lucky few self-employed thrill-seekers who travel the world with a laptop in their backpack, and think that working 9-5 is for suckers. I’m sure you’ve heard all about them and you’re probably wishing you could do likewise…
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Best Apps to Work From Everywhere

Working from home is a dream come true for most of us. We are not stuck at the office from 9 to 5, there’s no driving and no stressing out about the traffic in the morning. However, while it is very convenient, you still need to get things done and in order to do so, you need to be well organized.
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HR Practices and Technologies That Boost Your Company’s Success – TFOT

The new generation of employees is fundamentally different than the previous ones. They value their off time more than a generous wage, they are reluctant to companies that don’t put a high emphasis on the employee’s experience at the workplace and this calls for new, innovative practices and techno
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How Remote Work is Revolutionizing The Way We Work | InFluential Magazine

The way we work is changing beyond recognition. If not yet obsolete, the 9-5 office routine is at the very least falling out of favour with the working population who see work as something they do not go to. As individuals, employees and consumers, we value flexibility more than ever before.
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HiYo Design Takes Digital Nomad Life to New Heights

Twin sisters Cristi and Ceci Jayo built successful careers in branding and design at leading agencies before getting inspired to form their own. Now they run HiYo Design, a home base for all digital nomads seeking new ways to express their creativity. Working with such big-name clients as Goya Foods
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London for the location independent professional: a guide

Part of the appeal of being a location independent professional (aka digital nomad, remote worker, etc) is that you can visit any place in the world and be able to enjoy yourself irrespective of cost, as you can earn an income as you travel. London has become one of the more popular destinations
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Starting an online home business: What to consider – My Press Plus

If you’ve decided that you’d like to be your own boss and you’re interested in discovering a variety of tips which will help you get your first home based business off the ground, you’ve come to the right place. This also includes, if you are looking to travel and work remotely as digital nomads use
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The Expert Guide To Virtual Offices – The Finance Wand

Isn’t business grand? It is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can go through, if done properly. One thing that most people do when they first start a business is they look for a space, or they attempt to juggle running an online business on their own. This is no way to run a business!
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Remotely Work As You Navigate Through A Desert Safari – The Bandit Lifestyle

The idea sounds pretty fantastical right? Can you see yourself riding through a nice African safari while also typing and managing some work remotely from your computer? Do we even have the technological ability for that yet, and is working while you’re on vacation even worth it? There’s a lot of hy
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Why hire a Virtual Repectionist for your small business?

The internet has provided small businesses with options to save time and money. For a growing business, especially, saving is crucial to the operations. And if you are a growing business, this article will help you cut costs and offer you endless opportunities. Read on to find out what I am talking.
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Is Remote Work Right for Your Company? – SalesFish

Technology has made it possible for more and more people to work remotely from home. Increasingly, companies are offering remote work options to attract talent and keep costs down, but what are the pros and cons? Where is remote work headed, and is it right for your company? Trending data add clarity to the question.
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10 Employee Schedule Management Software Solutions That Work

If you’re having trouble managing both you and your employee’s schedule as part of your business, you’re not alone. It can be difficult to schedule employees fairly. Thankfully – there’s an easy solution for HR managers and business owners alike. You should have a look at a good quality employee sch
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Here Are The Best Cities For Digital Nomads – CITI I/O

The one thing truest about technology is that it is always evolving. These days, technology is more accessible than ever, which means those who love to travel can now take their technology with them in ways they never could before. People of all generations are realizing that they no longer have to
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Best Online Collaboration Tools For Businesses

With the growth of the classy system of advanced technology, internet, and mobile technology, the process of business process automation by implementing the right tools and software is increasing as well. Business settings, organizations and companies are now requiring more online collaboration tool
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Tips and Tricks to Become a Successful Home Based Worker

Whether you own a home-based business or are a freelancer, you must work hard and smart in order to be successful. And contrary to common assumptions, working from home doesn’t have to mean waking up late or walking around in your pajamas. On the contrary, like any other regular job, it requires som
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5 Signs a Virtual Office Could Be Perfect for Your Business

5 Signs a Virtual Office Could Be Perfect for Your Business Over the last twenty years, the business world has opened up. Now, it is possible to turn any great idea into a profitable company, even if you do not have a traditional setup. You can establish a venture from your bedroom, garage or garde
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Digital Nomads: How Living a Life of Adventure To Get Out of Debt Faster

Watching the sunset on the coast of Ecuador. Playing on the beach in Mexico. Drinking sangria in a Spanish cafe. If reading any of those statements made you feel excited, chances are good that you have the travel bug. But if you’re in debt, extended travel to places like that may seem out of reach…
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Work Abroad Without Taking a Paycut – Remote Work

Considering Remote Work? Not too long ago, for people not of retirement age, the problem with the dream of going to live abroad was that it was at odds with staying gainfully employed. It generally meant taking a huge risk, quitting your job, and selling all your worldly possessions. And while the p
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How to Increase Productivity in a Digital Workplace

In a digital world that we live in, 24 hours a day are definitely not enough to handle all the job responsibilities. When you have your work in your pocket all the times, getting overwhelmed and completely consumed by it can get very easy. So, how can you leave your work at the office where it belon
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Digital Nomads: How Living a Life of Adventure Can Help You Get Out of Debt Faster

There are many perks to setting up a business in your local area. From having a good understanding of the market to knowing where the best places to set up are, setting up a business in your area has many advantages. So how do you go about setting up a business in your town or city?

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Building the Ultimate Home Office

There are many perks to setting up a business in your local area. From having a good understanding of the market to knowing where the best places to set up are, setting up a business in your area has many advantages. So how do you go about setting up a business in your town or city?
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Register as self-employed :: Freelance UK

There were around 4.8 million self-employed people in the UK in 2017 according to the National Office of Statistics, and this number is on the rise. There are multiple reasons that people are going self-employed and becoming their own boss. Whether they have taken the plunge alone, ‘on the side’ of a 9-to-5, or become self-employed to supply their current employer, all these people must formally register as self employed with the HMRC and registering as self-employed has never been easier.
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How to Build a Close-knit Team in a Fully Remote Company – The Katy News

Flexible working (including remote working) is a growing trend that has rooted itself firmly in business culture. Researchers even predict that by 2020, 50% of the US workforce will be remote. But how can company leaders build close-knit teams when everyone is working in different places?
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The Importance of Using a Virtual Office When Setting Up a Business – Leander Chamber of Commerce

When you start a business, you want it to have a professional image. That means a proper address and phone number in an area that is well-respected.
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Key Benefits of Implementing a Remote Work Policy – Wiefling Consulting

Remote work is on the rise as professionals increasingly demand more flexibility and choice in the workplace. The internet, laptops, cloud computing, and other emerging technologies have reduced the need for people to be tied to a location and time in order to work effectively. Professionals today can work from home, from a cafe, a virtual office, or from wherever they are as long as they have access to internet and a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
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How to Start a Business in Arizona | CASH 1 Blog – News

How to Start a Business in Arizona | CASH 1 Blog – News
But many people mistakenly convince themselves that it would be impossible for them to start their own business because they lack either the skills or the financial ability. This is partly because all we hear about in media are the Supermoguls; the business success stories that seem to happen overnight, when in reality, almost no small business see a profit within the first year. Those who are successful at it understand the commitment is a long haul, and that long term dedication is far more important than finances or opportunity (but those are important too).
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Coffee Culture in Bucharest, Romania: Best Cafes for Digital Nomads | Pure Wander

The era of working outside the confines of a cubicle is at an all time high. In 2016, 43% of employed professionals report spending some time working remotely. Although rolling to your office in sweatpants and slippers, may be appealing, I personally would hate to miss out on the coffee culture that is often associated with the digital nomad style.
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Simple Tips For Opening A Business Office ⋆ Beverly Hills Magazine

If you’ve spent a long time managing a team of remote employees, and now you’re ready to move your company into an actual office space, then you’re obviously going to be very excited! After all the challenges and doubt, you’re finally in a position to move your business operations into a commercial location. While congratulations are in order, there’s a lot to think about ahead of you. Here are some crucial considerations for your first office space
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Benefits of Working Remotely

There are many perks to setting up a business in your local area. From having a good understanding of the market to knowing where the best places to set up are, setting up a business in your area has many advantages. So how do you go about setting up a business in your town or city?
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Coworking space: why it’s the most startup thing ever

I happened to have a conversation with a friend yesterday. We were talking about startups and freelancing life. Out of nowhere, he asked me, “What’s the most startup thing ever?” I thought of a few answers. Clichés like “The Social Network is the best movie”, “Elon Musk is God”, etc. But, nothing tops the answer I gave him. I told him, “The most startup thing ever is a coworking space.” Coworking space, while not a startup cliché, is a fact of most freelancers and (tech) startups. And there are a few reasons behind it.
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7 Steps to Choosing the Right Domain Name for Your Business

You’ve just started your business, you’ve ticked off all the boxes on the list of things to do, and you have your federal, state, and city licensing. You have your office space or a brick and mortar storefront. You have inventory cataloged and ready to be sold. You also realize that your store will need to have a presence on the internet as well.
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Remote Guide: How to Build and Manage a Remote Team in 2019

Recent studies have found 63% of companies have remote workers. There’re no doubts it’s a world phenomenon and that it means a series of benefits to both the business and the employee. Here’s our 8-step guide on how to build and manage a remote ream.
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Boosting Workplace Productivity | The Social Media Monthly

As one of the workplace departments that has been most disrupted by modern technology and trends, your HR team needs to be highly vigilant when it comes to improving productivity. Where HR used to be all about hiring, people management, and onboarding, they must now also focus on brand reinforcement, the engagement of employees, and the relationship between the brand and the customer.
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6 Business Benefits Of A Virtual Office

Business premises might seem fundamental to a company – but in actual fact, there’s an increasing move towards businesses operating exclusively online, with no physical location. That said, shutting your office and letting everyone work from home isn’t a move for the feint-hearted – and will undoubtedly change the way you work. Here, we’ll look at 6 considerable benefits that could occur for your business if your office became a digital one…
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Important Gadgets and Tech for Your Home Office – Merrchant Media

Running your business from home can be a rewarding job with many benefits. One of the bonuses of working from home is the support you can get from the technical gadgets on the market. We have a look at ten of the most essential and fun devices to make your home office modern and professional.
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These Are the Steps You Should Take if You Want to Spend More Time Traveling

Traveling allows you to experience things you’d never be able to experience at home, it can broaden your horizons and leave you with memories you’ll never let go. However, traveling is also pretty expensive, and that puts it out of reach for many people. Or does it? There are actually lots of steps you can take to make your life better suited to traveling and overcome the issues that might have stopped you from exploring the world in the past. Here’s more about those steps.
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Tips For Out Of Work Moms – Slummy single mummy

Life suddenly becomes a lot trickier when you have multiple mouths to feed, particularly if you are a mom that is out of work. Being a parent is an incredibly demanding job in itself and also one which can have a massive impact on your finances as there are so many different expenses on top of your preexisting costs.
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Is the digital nomad lifestyle for you? – Conversant Traveller

There are many perks to setting up a business in your local area. From having a good understanding of the market to knowing where the best places to set up are, setting up a business in your area has many advantages. So how do you go about setting up a business in your town or city?
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Living a Life of Freedom | Beautiful Touches

Freedom means different things to different people; but the common theme seems to be that of having both the time and money to enjoy life on your terms – to do the things you want to do, when you want to do them… such as moving from Provence to London if that’s what you want to do.
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Important Gadgets and Tech for Your Home Office – Merrchant Media

Running your business from home can be a rewarding job with many benefits. One of the bonuses of working from home is the support you can get from the technical gadgets on the market. We have a look at ten of the most essential and fun devices to make your home office modern and professional.
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Managing Virtual Teams: How to Lead Remotely | BELAY

Technology – no shocker – has revolutionized the modern workplace. Where once employees did all their work at the office, Gallup suggests that the virtual workforce is growing exponentially, with 43 percent of U.S. employees working remotely at least some of the time over the past year – up from 39 percent in 2012. And BONUS: It also found that employees who spend three to four days a week working offsite tend to report higher engagement in their jobs.
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Remote vs. In-Office Software Teams: Which One is Right for Your Business?

So which team do you think better fits the ideals of your company? Remote or co-located? Now before we dive into the ‘remote vs. in-office teams’ narrative, let us give you a deeper insight into what several industry peers think about the modern work environment.
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5 Ways To Stay Motivated When You’re Working From Home

5 Ways To Stay Motivated When You’re Working From Home
Remote work is rapidly rising across the globe, but especially across the UK. A recent study shows 31% of all British employees work from home at least once a week. This number is only expected to grow as employers catch on to the productivity benefits of allowing employees to do their work from anywhere.
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How Small Retailers are being affected by Big Box Stores and the Digital Ecommerce Revolution

There are many perks to setting up a business in your local area. From having a good understanding of the market to knowing where the best places to set up are, setting up a business in your area has many advantages. So how do you go about setting up a business in your town or city?

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How to Plan a Holiday For 2018 – Emmy’s Mummy

If you went the entire year without a vacation or holiday, it’s time to find a way to make it happen next year. Holidays are an important aspect of mental health. They’re a way we tell ourselves that work isn’t everything and that it’s important to take to for enjoyment. In certain parts of the world, holidays are the first priority; in others, people don’t take many vacations at all. If you are getting to that point yourself, it’s time to make a change. Here are some ways to make sure you get a great vacation in 2018.

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How Your Small Business can Break into Expensive New Markets – Times Square Chronicles

One of the most common barriers of entering a new market, nationally or internationally, is cost. For the purpose of this post, we’ll be focusing on how you can lessen your business’ economic burden when entering an expensive new market. One often overlooked, yet highly effective solution to this challenge is hiring a virtual office ; not only is it affordable, but it also provides a plethora of benefits that can help businesses in new markets take off.

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3 cost-cutting tips for a successful startup – MarketMe

UK business creation is at an all-time high — more than 650,000 new businesses were created in 2016. Startup Britain statistics reveal a concentration of entrepreneurial activity around the South East, but other hotspots include Cornwall, County Durham, Edinburgh and Northern Ireland.

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What is remote working really like? – | New Business

No matter where you stand on the topic of remote work, it’s hard to deny just how popular it’s become. A new study states that 70% of employees are working remotely at least once a week. For many, moving away from the traditional 9-5 is a huge blessing, especially at a time when keeping employees happy and motivated is so important to business growth. Though some businesses have a fear that their workers are merely slacking off in their pyjamas at home, the truth is that a remote working environment breeds productivity and solid results. So, at the end of the day, is remote work all it’s cracked up to be?

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How A Coworking Space Will Bring The Best Out Of Freelancers

How A Coworking Space Will Bring The Best Out Of Freelancers
We live in the best time of human history – a time where people get to work whenever, wherever, and on whatever they like. A whopping 115% growth in remote workers has been witnessed in the recent past. These stats have attracted designers, and indeed other remotely-possible-work workers, to shift from the traditional offices to freelancing or remote working. It must look like paradise to those working at offices under employers and managers. Sure, it is, but there are mini-hells in this heaven – Hells in the form of anxiety, laziness, closed-thinking, procrastination, and many others. But…But…

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How to Make Your Art Blog Popular Abroad | phindie

Art is all around us and is very easy to relate to. Despite that, art remains a niche for many reasons. It’s simply too difficult to “pick up” up art as a theory and follow the trends that go with it. This is where creative bloggers come into play and talk about art in a digestible fashion. However, bloggers are often limited to their native languages. You will rarely see a blog with two or more languages on offer – and this is a grave mistake.
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Advantages of Having a Virtual Team | I Strategy Conference

Virtual teams involve a remotely-based workforce and work across various time zones and locations. Companies often turn to virtual employees to reduce operating costs and gain a competitive edge. They can, for instance, choose to hire virtual employees for IT solutions instead of building an-house team. This strategy, however, will not provide automatic and immediate benefits. Businesses need to consider their reasons for going virtual and whether they have the opportunity and resources to make this transition effectively.
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Building the Ultimate Home Office

If you already have an extra room in your home for an office, using that space is a no-brainer. The best home office doesn’t come from setting up a laptop on your kitchen table or moving a cheap desk into the corner of a tiny bedroom. It’s important to find a way to separate your home and work life, as well as to be in a spot where you can work without distractions. The brighter the space the better as a dark room can lead to lethargy while light can help keep energy levels up.
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What are virtual office services and why do you need them?

There are many perks to setting up a business in your local area. From having a good understanding of the market to knowing where the best places to set up are, setting up a business in your area has many advantages. So how do you go about setting up a business in your town or city?

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Start-up Woes – Finding Your Perfect First Office Space – Negosentro

Of the many office spaces available today, start-ups can find a variety of formats and plans. However, if trying to keep costs low while aiming for high visibility, consider starting with a serviced office company that can provide your business with all of the amenities, furnishings and equipment needed to operate comfortably. In addition to serviced offices, the virtual office

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Top 7 Highest Paying Jobs For Digital Nomads | Flipping Heck! Learning To Be Productive One Day At A Time

Being a digital nomad definitely has its perks. This isn’t a type of a job for anybody – it requires the willingness to change your surroundings frequently, adapt to new circumstances and be open to unexpected experiences. People who enjoy these type of challenges consider a nomadic life a perfect way of living life as an adventure. They are able to work inline or change jobs each time they change location while meeting new people and broadening their horizons.

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How to Make Your Home Business Big Business – The Post & Email

There are many perks to setting up a business in your local area. From having a good understanding of the market to knowing where the best places to set up are, setting up a business in your area has many advantages. So how do you go about setting up a business in your town or city?
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Tips for Staying Positive When Starting a Business | Uncustomary

More people than ever are starting their own businesses, or working from home as a freelancer. It can be wonderful. It allows you to manage your own time and work around other commitments. Freelancers can take great pride in knowing that they are in control, they are making things happen and they are reaping huge rewards when their business is a success. The internet, and our ability to work online with ease, has made starting a business a very real possibility for many.
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Leveraging remote work jobs to spend more time with family | Work for Mums

In fact, employees expect flexible options such as remote working or four-day weeks to be part of the package now. It is often cited as the number one perk and works wonders for staff recruitment and retention. The ability to work from home also has a huge impact on productivity because of the positive impact it has when it comes to well-being and happiness.
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A Short Guide For Startups: Tips For Success

A startup company is a business that is in the initial stages of development. It is usually working on a product or a service which the founders believe will have a high demand. These companies are initially funded by the founder themselves, but since that is not a sustainable idea for long term business growth, they eventually seek out financial assistance from venture capitalists and investors. One tool startups need in their business development toolkit is Business Intelligence solutions.
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Challenges Setting Up New Sales Office by Benjamin Powell – SalesPOP!

Here are a few quick tips on how to go about finding the right location, hiring the right candidates and setting up a sales office.
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How to be a Digital Nomad and Work from Anywhere

Technology has transformed the way people work, including where and when they work from. With new collaboration tools and platforms emerging every day and new virtual office technologies that facilitate communications, it’s no surprise that remote workers are on the rise. In fact, a Gallup survey found that from 2012 to 2016 the number of people working remotely rose from 39% to 43%.[Read the full article]


3 Essential Tips for First Time Digital Nomads – The Healthy Voyager

The life of a digital nomad can look very romantic at first. You get to travel the world as you please with nothing but your backpack, laptop and a few of your possessions; what is there not to like? However, going on your first trip as a digital nomad might be nerve wracking, especially if you’re not used to travelling. In this article, we’re going to give you a few tips to make sure that you start your first trip as a digital nomad on the right foot.
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Top 10 Steps to Start Your Business from Scratch | Pouted.com

There are many perks to setting up a business in your local area. From having a good understanding of the market to knowing where the best places to set up are, setting up a business in your area has many advantages. So how do you go about setting up a business in your town or city?

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The modern workplace: ways how we work differently

Technology has revolutionized the way we work. This is nothing new, as technology revolutionized farming practices in the 17th and 18th centuries, and it was the driving force behind the first, second, and third industrial revolutions. The role of technology today is enabling humans to work anywhere, anytime, which has fully revolutionized the way people work and collaborate with one another.

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Outsource these 98 Tasks to Virtual Assistant Services Today

Virtual Assistant Services are a key ingredient to helping startups and early stage companies get off the ground. Entrepreneurs are superheroes, or at least they like to think they are. Being a micro-manager may be necessary at first, but as time goes by it’s important to start letting go of the steering wheel just a little bit.

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Registered Agents and Business Addresses | Blog | Harbor Compliance

In every state where your business or nonprofit is registered to operate, you must appoint a registered agent to receive notices of lawsuits and other official state documents for your organization. A registered agent must have a physical address within the state that is open during business hours to receive your documents. This is not the same as a mailing address…

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Could Blogging Be For You?

When you start to think about your career, it’s always going to be important for you to choose something that you love. Sure, look at your strengths and consider where you can add value, but also you need to be sure that you get to do a job that you’re excited to work on every single day. Now, of course you have to look at your own interests here, and it might not be that you want to go into business for yourself, but if you do love to write and you know you have something to say, then blogging could be for you?

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The Shift That’s Taking Place in Education

The Shift That’s Taking Place in Education
Education is a significant financial investment and, today, there’s a shift taking place within education that is marking the start of a new era. Specifically, fees have never been higher and students have never been more demanding or empowered in terms of their status as ‘consumers’… disability issues, and in particular mental health issues are being recognised, and traditional universities are now competing with much cheaper and convenient alternatives online.

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The Advantages of Using a Virtual Office when Setting Up A Business and Establishing Business Credit

Business trends today are moving more online. You can buy, sell, source products, develop your workforce, facilitate payments, do market research and everything else to get your business operating, through the power of the internet. E-commerce, as what this is known overall, covers different business models such as Business to Business (B2B), Business to Consumer (B2C) and even, Consumer to Consumer (C2C). This is not confined to just buying and selling of goods and services online. This also includes payment gateways, finance and banking, media, among many other activities that generate revenues. It encompasses and integrates different vital activities that complete the business flow, more efficiently.
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Why Virtual office Is Essential for Global Business – Sharing knowledge

The virtual – office is a type of office that allows employees and business owners to work remotely. The virtual office mainly provides a range of service and function that are available via the internet. A virtual office allows a business owner to create maintain their presence in the desired location without paying any rental for real space. However, there are lots of virtual offices available in highly developed country like Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai etc. The price of the virtual office depends on its size, location and facilities.
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Starting Your Own Small Business? Some Info Here!

There are many perks to setting up a business in your local area. From having a good understanding of the market to knowing where the best places to set up are, setting up a business in your area has many advantages. So how do you go about setting up a business in your town or city?

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Expanding Your Reach: 4 Quick Ways Personal Trainers Can Market Their Business – Health Works Collective

The exercise/fitness trend which began in the 1980s is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, the personal training industry is expected to grow steadily well into the 2020s. Many are attracted to the frequent and intimate client contact. Still others like the fact that being a personal trainer requires limited additional education. Finally, every personal trainer enjoys the considerable benefits of lifetime physical fitness.

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4 never-to-forget steps to Brand your new Business | CustomerThink

Branding is perhaps the most crucial aspect of a new business. Lisa Gansky said it the best: “A brand is a voice, and a product is a souvenir.” But what exactly is a “Brand”? According to Wikipedia, “A brand is a name, term, design, symbol or any other feature that identifies one seller’s good or service as distinct from those of other sellers.” In short, your brand is your identification. It’s what sells. Therefore, whether you deal B2B or B2C, your business is large or small, having an effective brand strategy is of the essence. And that’s what this article is about.

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What Teachers Should Know About Starting a Private Tutoring Business | Education News

There are many perks to setting up a business in your local area. From having a good understanding of the market to knowing where the best places to set up are, setting up a business in your area has many advantages. So how do you go about setting up a business in your town or city?
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5 Cheap Tools For Startups On A Shoestring Budget | IndianWeb2.com

Starting a business has become easier than ever. But, with a number of startups mushrooming every day in the country, the competition is also fiercer than ever. In order to make the going a little bit easier for all these newbies, IndianWeb2.com has religiously sorted out these five essential tools that will help you stay ahead of the curve while still maintaining your budget.
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Are Cloud Solutions Ready to Handle a Completely Virtual Office?

In recent years, large steps have been taken towards the paperless office. The idea is so commonplace now that it’s difficult to remember a time when business was sceptical of such an idea. Now the new challenge, which in fact isn’t that new at all anymore, is that of a completely virtual office. Advancements in cloud technology have already empowered many small businesses to achieve this goal already.
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How to Start a Business When You’re Short on Cash – Identity Magazine

You’re even pretty sure you can monetize this passion and turn it into a viable business. The only problem is you’re short on cash and you’re not sure you’ll qualify for a traditional bank loan, so what can you do?
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4 Assets That Can Help You Scale Your Startup | Lum Law Group

Just because you have a small-scale business operation doesn’t mean you have to forego a professional look and feel. In fact, securing a professional appearance is essential to the successes of all small businesses. Consider using these four assets to help your small business project a confident and high-level demeanor.
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Boost Your Business With PayPal’s Easy Online Invoicing – AngellEYE

There are many perks to setting up a business in your local area. From having a good understanding of the market to knowing where the best places to set up are, setting up a business in your area has many advantages. So how do you go about setting up a business in your town or city?
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How to Radiate Prestige and Expertise with a Home Business – DIGITAL MEDIA GHOST

There are many perks to setting up a business in your local area. From having a good understanding of the market to knowing where the best places to set up are, setting up a business in your area has many advantages. So how do you go about setting up a business in your town or city?
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What to Look for When Hiring Remote Employees?

Learn what to look for when hiring remote employees, so you can build a productive and reliable remote team. Working from home is a much different experience than working in an office, so it is only wise to look for specific qualities that make candidates suitable for a remote position.
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How to Pay Off $40,000 In Student Debt While Traveling the World – Grit Daily

The term ‘digital nomad’ has become a hot topic of conversation for millennials in the last few years. According to Investopedia , “digital nomads are people who are location independent and use technology to perform their job; the term is most often used to describe people who are living or traveling abroad while working”. When you piece together remote work, travel, and massive student debt, something does not connect. I think it’s fair to say that it is close to impossible for a majority of post-grads to travel, work, and
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Start Your New Business With Gov Doc Filing

Starting a new business can be intimidating and diving into your first few projects could be scary at first. But if you are well prepared to start with, you’ll be able to avoid a lot of stress. Yes, starting a business is exciting and stressful at the same time. But on top of that for new entrepreneurs in the business world, there could be some confusion as to what you need to get started. As a new entrepreneur, if you’ve never worked for yourself before they are some important things that you’ll need to know and do.

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What Small Business Owners Should Know About Business Credit Scores

There are many perks to setting up a business in your local area. From having a good understanding of the market to knowing where the best places to set up are, setting up a business in your area has many advantages. So how do you go about setting up a business in your town or city?

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Setting Up a Corporation – StrategyDriven

If you’re at the point in your business where you are wanting to set up a more formal structure, there are many things to consider and this can be quite a serious business challenge, in terms of deciding which legal entity is going to be best.

After all, one size does not fit all when it comes to corporate structures, particularly when it comes to working with other people, and whilst it might feel more respectable to set yourself up as an s corp or a limited liability partnership, it might be more appropriate and tax efficient to remain as a sole trader that works in partnership with another sole trader – rather than setting up a joint venture together.

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How to Transform Your Website into a Lead Generating Machine | IT Briefcase

Long gone are the days of purely informative websites. Today, companies strive to create websites that convert visitors into customers. Doing so is no easy task and it requires that companies take into consideration key elements like website design, chat boxes, calls to action, landing pages, and more.

Responsive customer service has become of special importance, as it can be the defining factor between someone leaving a site when they’re unable to find what they’re looking for, or staying for a bit longer. Implementing virtual office technologies can help you stay up to speed with live chats and customer service, especially if you’re a small company.
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Which Experts Should You Talk To Before Launching Your Business? | InGenium Web

When you start a business, you want to start it right. What you really don’t want is to find that you’ve made mistakes when it comes to legalities as these can be costly in terms of money and your reputation. If you’re unsure, speak to a lawyer about exactly what you need to do when you

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3 Tips for Helping You Protect the Privacy of Your Home-Based Business — The No-Fluff Writer

Running a business from home can be a great way to make money and stay relatively close to your kids. It can also be an effective way to save time and money on your commute and other incidental costs that you may face as a worker. Unfortunately though, many people make mistakes when setting up their home office. Of course, it is important that you take privacy concerns into account whenever you work from your own house.

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3 Tricks to Help Improve Online Business Growth ⋆ Free Press Marketing

Running a business in today’s society is vastly different than what it was years ago. That’s because the business world requires more work to reach a diverse group of clientele. No longer can someone advertise solely online or solely in person. They need to find the right balance in order to market their goods or services. If you’re looking to grow your business, here are three tricks to follow.
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The digital workplace of the future – future of work | eXo Platform

The way we work has changed significantly in the last decades. Gone are the days of pen and paper, emails and static intranet solutions. A wave of new technologies has emerged to facilitate work at the office, from business applications like enterprise social networks and ChatOps to digital workplace solutions, virtual assistants, the internet of things (IoT) and more.

In this blog post, we will discuss the evolution of the way we work and what to expect in the upcoming years.
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DSIM’s Guide- 9 Steps to Set Your YouTube Ads Campaign

Do you want to know how to set your YouTube channel ads campaign? Looking for a comprehensive guide to know the overall process? You’ll learn the complete process of set up and optimize a YouTube ads campaign in this article…
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Top 10 Best Social Media Management Tools for Businesses

There are many perks to setting up a business in your local area. From having a good understanding of the market to knowing where the best places to set up are, setting up a business in your area has many advantages. So how do you go about setting up a business in your town or city?

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How a Virtual Office Accelerates Business Growth – Tenoblog

According to FlexJobs, the number of people working remotely has grown 115% since 2005, and the trend is growing. Last year, FlexJobs found that 3.9 million U.S. employees, or 2.9% of the total U.S. workforce, “worked from home at least half of the time.”

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BLANKSPACES Coworking Blog – How Coworking Increases Productivity

Back in the days, freelancers were the only ones using coworking spaces. These days, the shared workplace trend has attracted a diverse group of people including entrepreneurs, independent contractors, remote workers, startups and even large corporations. And in large cities where office space is often prohibitively expensive, they are becoming an increasingly attractive option. Here’s why.

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4 Tips For Managing A Remote Team : South Florida Caribbean News

If you’re a Traditionalist, a Baby Boomer, or you’re part of Generations X or Y, you can probably remember working in a company office on a very specific 9-5 schedule. Today, the 9-5 culture still exists. But things are changing for the better.

Flexible schedules, remote working, virtual office arrangements and ‘third place’ work locations are now commonplace for many companies around the world, and their number is growing steadily.

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5 Areas You Need to Cover When Starting a Business – Startup Buenos Aires

5 Areas You Need to Cover When Starting a Business – Startup Buenos Aires
Starting a business requires more than just an idea – there are, in fact, many factors to take into consideration. What makes your offering unique from other companies in your field, for example, and how will you fund your startup? Beyond these questions, there is target audience, marketing strategy and business structure to consider. The endless variables are enough to confound even the most experienced entrepreneur.

Fortunately, there are numerous resources out there for new startups, even if you have no previous business experience. So, to help you take your first step toward success, here are five areas you need to cover when launching a business.

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Starting A New Business? Here Are 4 Ways To Make It Look Bigger – OfficeChai

Starting a new business is an exciting and potentially lucrative time. Hopefully, your business will go from strength to strength and make a lot of money. The odds, however, aren’t in your favor if you don’t look the part. Consumers want businesses that are reputable and professional, not firms with three employees. Yes, the size of your business will have an impact on your success regardless ofthe precautionsthat you take. The obvious question, then, is how do you do business? After all, you are a small business! The answer is to make the company look bigger than it is, and here are a few tips.
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Setting Up and Establishing a Business in your Local Area – Enterprise Podcast Network – EPN

There are many perks to setting up a business in your local area. From having a good understanding of the market to knowing where the best places to set up are, setting up a business in your area has many advantages. So how do you go about setting up a business in your town or city?

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Remote working helps save the environment – Green Build Expo

The most significant benefit to the environment by remote working is not having to commute back and forth to work each day. This means that we will prevent further damage to the environmental pollution caused by driving to work and the constant replacement of vehicle parts due to wear and tear. Telecommuters know this best. They are known to be the unsung heroes of the modern workforce, leading the way to this valuable practice. As part of their advocacy to promote eco-friendly solutions, Topcontent gives opportunities to thousands of writers who are working remotely across the globe without the need to travel to and from the office. Their remote workers deliver high-quality content, for everything from product descriptions to landing pages

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Remote Working: How to Work from Anywhere As A Digital Nomad. | TechBullion

Virtual offices are now setup by many people, in which they are connected to their work from remote locations. Increasing internet speeds and compact, yet powerful laptops have only made it easier. A survey by Gallup shows that in a 4 year gap from 2012 to 2016, the number of people who remotely worked increased from 34% to 43%.

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10 Ways a Solopreneur Can Improve Site Conversions – Codango™ / Codango.Com

According to the U.S. government, a solopreneurship is the most common type of small business. About 80% of small businesses have no other employees, qualifying them as solo operations. Unfortunately, being the only person responsible for everything to do with a company also means you may not have focused as much as you should have on elements such as driving buyers through the sales funnel.
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Choosing Your Structure When Starting A Business – It’s Free At Last

Choosing Your Structure When Starting A Business – It’s Free At Last

Starting a business can be a great venture for someone with an idea to sell or the drive to make it work. However, there are many parts that make a company and in order to get yourself off the ground and running, you need to have an understanding of them. One of these is the legal structures that every business must follow. There are a number of ways that a business can register itself as a legal entity and they all offer different ways of operating, perks and taxation methods. To help you get started, here are some of those legal structures and what they mean to you.

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Starting A Business: Day 1 On The Draw Board – North East Connected

As a first step on the drawing board, it is necessary to chalk out a business plan by understanding what you need to do before stepping into the real world. This guide will offer step-by-step instructions on designing a blueprint complete with the necessary ideas to start a business. RSS

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Top 5 Tools for Your Home Business | 5 Best Things

If you would prefer to spend more of your working day based at home rather than commuting to an office, you’re not alone. Research from remote jobs platform FlexJobs revealed that “remote/work from home jobs” was the fourth most popular job search term in 2017, and that trend is expected to keep rising. In fact, in the same study, hiring managers predicted that more than one-third of their employees will work remotely in the next 10 years.
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Infographic: A Lifetime of Work in Numbers – Tech Trends

For much of the last century, our working lives have been dominated by the 9-to-5 grind. Recent research has broken this down in numbers – highlighting how much time we spend in the office, commuting or waiting for the kettle to boil.
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Increase Productivity with Flexibility | Start Smarter

Just think about what’s taken root in our everyday lives over the past 15-20 years. Mobile phones, smartphones, tablets, WiFi, productivity apps, Bluetooth, even the ability to use a smartphone as your own portable Internet hotspot.
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Cost-Effective Marketing Strategies For Small Businesses — Endagon Studios

Marketing is one aspect of operations that is important but can also lead to the ballooning of the operational expenses. So one must find a way to market their business to ensure they get a suitable return on investment and also getting more customers who bring in the revenue to justify the expenses.
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Start a Business in all 50 States and Washington DCCredit Suite

From getting it up and running to helping it grow, and everything in between, the whole experience of starting a business can be rewarding but overwhelming. Like a roller coaster, the most difficult part can be simply that first step. It can be difficult and confusing figuring out those first steps, and that is where this essential guide to all things about how to start a business can come in handy.
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How Tech Enables Your Small Business to Compete Like A Pro – Startacus

Recent technological innovations have revolutionized the way we run businesses, enabling us to be more agile and compete with the pros who have been in the game for longer. Cloud and smartphone technology, widespread internet access and virtual office solutions mean we can work wherever we want, however we want. In fact, the digital economy has made it easier to start a business than ever before. However…
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4 Reasons To Start Your Own Business

There are many different reasons why people are turning to this method of making money and deciding to become self-employed, and here are some of the main ones to think about if you are wondering whether this route is right for you.
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Business reviews on marketing how to make money online | Bragging Mommy

According to the recent trends, millions of people are very much familiar with the usage of internet. When it comes to handling the internet, it is important to know some of the things that click big time among the target audience. So, based on that, you should follow and maintain your business in proper ways. Well, everyone is started using the internet for various purposes. Yes, they are helpful for all the stuff to follow. At the same time, by using the internet, it is possible for people to make money online.
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Best Ways to Work Remotely and Travel The World

If you’ve ever caught yourself gazing out of your grimy office window dreaming of working somewhere, anywhere, else… preferably under a palm tree on a beach, or surrounded by snowy pistes and peaks in your favorite ski resort, read on.

Not so long ago, the idea of mixing work with travel seemed ludicrous to the majority of office-based workers. It was a pipe dream.

Then along came the technological revolution.
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Why Should You Incorporate Your Business?

There are many reasons why you should incorporate your business. Why it’s beneficial to try and incorporate your small business enterprise. The many advantages of how you form an LLC and limitations of incorporation will depend on the specific type of legal structure that you choose. However, there are a few advantages that basically apply to corporations as well as limited liability companies (LLC):
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How to Manage a Successful Remote Startup

The past few years have seen a slew of startups that are completely remote. Zapier, an online service that allows businesses to quickly integrate their apps with multiple APIs is fully remote and so are other popular names like Close.io, Automattic (the makers of WordPress) and TopTal.

Launching a fully remote business is attractive for a number of reasons. Firstly, you get to hire the best talent regardless of where they are located in. Secondly, a fully remote business is also cheaper given that your business does not have to deal with all the bureaucracy that comes with running a physical office.
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The Rise of Robo Advisors in Wealth Management

Traditional human financial advisors have in the past served clients with more than a million in investable assets. The financial crisis in the year 2008 saw the introduction of the first robo-advisors. Since then, more than 140 digital advisory companies have been launched. Robo-Advisory is now the most in-demand technology in the world of financial services. Asset management firms are continuously innovating and bringing in new versions to stay relevant, with the latest example being the launch of hybrid robo-advisors.
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When to Form Your Legal Entity

Your legal entity is important. Besides giving you business formality, it is something that allows you to actually deduct business expenses and list revenues at the end of the year. Every year your business is in operation is important, and you want to get going as soon as you realize you want to be in business.

When to form your legal entity:
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How Digital Nomads Run Businesses and Travel the World

Think digital nomad, think travel blogger or freelance writer? Think again.

Yes, the lifestyle of a digital nomad goes hand-in-hand with the flexibility of freelancing. But it actually attracts a much more diverse community of freedom-loving entrepreneurs and remote workers than you might expect.

What is the Digital Nomad Lifestyle?
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How to Build a Firebrand Team for Your Start-Up

When starting a business, there are basic fundamentals that you have to put in place for a successful takeoff. Apart from the equipment and systems, the people you bring in or partner with can either make or break your venture. The importance of teamwork is second to none.

Working with the right team increases learning because each member shares their perspective and challenges others to think deeper and defend their ideas. The outcome of this is quality thoughts which lead to competitive output either in product or service delivery.
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Retaining Your Privacy When You Launch A Business

The days when stay-at-home mums were the sole pinnacle of the household are long gone. Nowadays, more and more mums are looking for an alternative solution to be both a parent and a contributor to household income.

While some choose to go back to work – where they can benefit from advantages such as on-site nursery services, for instance –, most are stuck at home with young children. As a result, it’s no wonder that WAHM businesses are flourishing – Work At Home Mum. They provide the best solution to a difficult dilemma; to work or to be a mum.
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Tips to Becoming a Digital Nomad while Keeping Your Day Job

For many individuals, being a digital nomad sounds too good to be true. But, with today’s available technologies being a nomad is the reality of many people and it could be your reality too. It’s not as simple as buying a plane ticket and jumping on board, but it can, nonetheless, be done with the right planning.
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3 Effective Tips to Boost Your Small Business’ Credibility

Every business, regardless of size, needs to establish a sense of trust and credibility in order to attract and retain customers. Small businesses often have a harder time doing this, especially when they’re first starting out. Afterall, credibility is something that is earned over a period of time.

But fear not, even if you’re a small business that’s been operating for a few months, there are different things you can do to boost your brand’s credibility without breaking the bank. These strategies can help small businesses grow a solid reputation, one that will help attract new clients and increase sales.

3 Proven Ways to Build Brand Credibility and Attract New Clients
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5 Tips to Help Work-from-Home Parents Boost Productivity

I’ve been working in the virtual office industry for years, so for me, the idea of working from home with the kids around was never an issue. It was just business as usual.

Or so I thought.

I’ll admit, it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. The hardest thing to overcome was the constant sense of needing to be in two places at once. You can’t be completely in work mode or 100% in dad mode — you have to be somewhere in the middle. And that’s really hard. When you’re home with the kids, you want to spend quality time with them and give them all of your attention. But when you’ve got meetings scheduled or deadlines looming, you have to get those things done, too.
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The Future of Work: Technologies Powering Remote Workers

The future of work has become a hot topic of discussion in the realm of business, politics, public policy, and technology. Though in large part a lot of talk around the future of work centers around artificial intelligence and robots, the fact is that the future of work will be very much human.

Still, we can’t deny that technology has played a key role in the advancement of the future of work. After all, it’s thanks to technologies like wifi, laptops, the cloud, video conferencing, instant messaging, email, among others that people are now able to work from anywhere at any time.
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How to Avoid These 5 Mistakes When Opening Business Bank Accounts

There isn’t a small business on earth that could survive without one or more bank accounts, but many new entrepreneurs don’t really know what to look for. Should they open a checking account, a savings account, should it be registered to the business, or if the entity is a sole proprietorship, can the bank account be a personal account?

These are all questions every new small business typically asks, and if they don’t find the right answer, it’s easy to open the wrong type of account. If you are looking for a business bank account, here are five mistakes you should always avoid.
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How to Rapidly Grow Your Startup While Saving Money

Starting a business is exhilarating. It’s your chance to develop something that’s entirely yours, and take it from a sketchy idea into a thriving, growing entity that creates profit and gives you the lifestyle you want.

Of course, that’s the long-term plan. First though, you have to build it. And if you want to do it off your own back, with no (or as little) outside financial support as necessary, you’ll need to bootstrap your startup business.

Going lean might seem unappealing. But it’s perfectly normal for the millions of businesses that start each year around the world.

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Tips For Living and Working as a Digital Nomad

Wondering if you may one day be able to travel the world and work from anywhere? If this is your dream, there’s absolutely no reason why you can’t take the leap and become a digital nomad yourself.

If you’re thinking about becoming a digital nomad, here are some top tips to help you make it happen:

Before you quit your job and pack your bags, you’re going to need a plan. That means thinking carefully about exactly which skills you’ll use to keep the money coming in the door. If you currently write for your company blog, you’re a copywriter, or you got your degree in marketing, you could definitely pick up work as a freelance writer. The same is true for design, website development, and more.

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Secrets of a Digital Nomad: Travel the World While Working

If you’ve dreamed about leaving your traditional 9-5 job and having the opportunity to travel while you work, you’re the perfect candidate to become a digital nomad. We know, it sounds a little too good to be true…but trust us, it’s definitely worth a try and it’s 100% possible (granted that you have internet and a working laptop).

What exactly or who exactly is a digital nomad?
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Millennials Flock To Remote Work And It Saves Your Business Money

Millennials now make up the bulk of the workforce and they have revolutionized the way we work and the places we work from. In order to attract the best talent and to retain it, companies have started to reshape their work conditions and their workplaces in order to cater to the needs and demands of the newer workforce generations.

A recent report published by Werk, a technology platform that helps companies become flexible through data and insights, found that 97% of millennials want or need some form of flexibility at work. More specifically, 80% showed interest in remote work options.

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8 Ways a Virtual Office Empowers Your Small Business

A key part to any business is growth. However, many startups and small companies often struggle to grow their business for lack of readily available cash-flow. All companies start from an idea, however in order to grow a company and to ensure its long-term success and competitiveness, it’s crucial that business owners take various things into consideration, other than the products or services it sells.

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How to Engage Employees Through Recognition

When it comes to recognizing talent at work, some do it really well and some don’t do it at all. Employers those who do it well get good results, happier workforce, and more profits. Whereas the others are still struggling to find the secret to success and workplace happiness.
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3 Ways to Recognize a Hostile Work Environment Before It’s Too Late

Bullying and harassment in the workplace have the potential to cause major damage to an otherwise successful organization.

It’s no joke just how dangerous a toxic culture can be to a business. A hostile work environment may cause you to inadvertently lose good employees, hurt your recruitment marketing efforts, and squash revenue and productivity. It’s a major hit to your employer branding.

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Create A Great Working Environment & Office Space For Your Team

If you are creating a space for people to work in, you need to ensure that they feel happy and productive. Long hours, stress, isolation — all these can lead to unhappiness at work — but so can bad lighting, noise, and the wrong kind of working environment. One key strategy to help increase workspace happiness is to enable people to make the office into their home — all the cool tech in the world can’t make up for a real sense of belonging.
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How to make your work-from-home business look professional

There are 2.9 million home-based businesses in the UK, according to Enterprise Nation.

Their Home Business Report suggests that around 70% of new businesses in the UK start from home and collectively, ‘homepreneurs’ contribute £300 billion in turnover to the economy.

However, far from being a sideline or a part-time hobby, around 1.1 million home-based business owners have been trading for over 20 years, suggesting that many entrepreneurs want to continue growing their business from home.

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Top 8 Tools Remote Workers Need for Better Collaboration

One of the keys to running a successful remote business lies in online collaboration. When it comes to productivity, it’s no longer enough to rely on traditional communication methods such as phone and email. Sure, you need those too, but when you’re working at a distance from your team — which might be hundreds or even thousands of miles away — it’s essential to use the right online tools to help your business operations run smoothly and efficiently. If you’re wondering whether remote working is worth the effort, consider this.
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Freelance Freedom: 4 Top Tips for Starting a Successful Freelance Business

In 2027, approximately 86.5 million people will be freelancing in the U.S. That’s over 50 percent of the workforce in the U.S.!

Even though that’s a lot of people, there is still ample opportunity for you to create your own, successful freelance business. After all, there are all sorts of creative jobs out there you can turn into a freelance career.
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4 of the biggest considerations faced by new SMEs

As a brand new business, it can often feel like the world is against you, as obstacle after obstacle appears in your way. When you’re in this situation, it can be helpful to know that you’re not on your own, and that others have been through exactly the same thing. We’ve compiled the biggest considerations faced by all new SMEs, along with some top tips and solutions, to help you through the early years: [Read the full article]


Brand culture: What millennials expect from the 2019 workplace

Millennials are a force to be reckoned with.

Currently, this age group comprises 35% of the UK workforce and they’re expected to represent 50% of the global workforce by 2020, according to KPMG’s 2017 study ‘Meet the Millennials’.

Millennials make up a huge talent pool and as this demographic matures, many are now moving into management and CEO positions. Given their vast number and growing influence, it certainly pays to keep millennials happy. So how do you do it?
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How to Communicate with Your Audience in 2019

Effective business communication begins when you are present in places where your audience is. Gone are the days when a customer support desk alone used to be sufficient to answer queries or register complaints. People now have access to a plethora of tools and technology which means they expect you to be there too.

So what should you be doing to seamlessly connect with your audience and distribute information related to your business in 2019?
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[Infographic] 8 Features A Call Centre Software Must Have

Too many phones ringing continuously. Agents sitting in front of desktops, receiving calls back to back. Numerous other calls queuing up. And agents seem to be talking breathlessly.

A typical call centre scene, isn’t it?

But what happens when agents are unable to handle so many calls at once, despite all their efforts?

Customers start screaming for making them wait, and agents keep apologizing. Dissatisfied customers threaten them to give poor reviews and discontinue the services. [Read the full article]


How to Run Your Lean Startup Like a Boss

Look up ‘lean’ in the dictionary and you’ll find some surprising definitions. ‘Thin but healthy-looking; lacking fat; unproductive.’

Would you class your startup as thin or unproductive?

That’s not exactly what author and entrepreneur Eric Ries had in mind when he first proposed the lean startup methodology back in 2008. Rather, his vision for a lean startup “isn’t about being cheap [but is about] being less wasteful and still doing things that are big.”
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How to Write Compelling Social Media Posts that Won’t Land Your Business in Trouble

Every company under the sun is on social media, or so it seems. It’s not surprising really, given that the number of social media users hit 3.196 billion in 2018 and the majority of those people log into their accounts at least once per day.

Imagine if your brand could get under the noses of just 1% of that community.

It’s powerful stuff, and it’s easy to see why companies are scrambling to get onto the social media bandwagon. But before you leap onboard, is your social media strategy compliant?
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How To Manage A Fast Growing Startup

There are a number of moving components in every business. Hiring the right people, investing in the right productivity tools, adopting the right growth strategy and finding the right price point are just a few of them.

The challenges associated with each of these components are exacerbated in a fast growing startup. This is because business owners have little time to react to challenges and fix them before they encounter larger problems. In the absence of a focused strategy, a fast growing startup is doomed to fail.
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How Startups Build Credit-Worthiness For Business Growth Funding

When you first stepped into the world of entrepreneurship, you probably knew that sooner or later you would need to apply for financial credit. Whether it’s a laptop for freelance consulting or a warehouse full of inventory, credit is part and parcel of any business, and it plays an even larger part in your business growth plans.

Yet it pays to approach the process carefully. Truth is, anyone can apply for business credit, but getting accepted is a lot harder than you might think. [Read the full article]


Top 5 Benefits of using Virtual Office Tech for Startups

Getting a startup off the ground requires a lot of hard work and budget-conscious decisions. One of the most significant choices you’ll need to make is where to base your business; often, the prospect of renting a physical office space is not logistically viable, which is why many entrepreneurs lean towards working from home or a cafe.

However, even in the early days of launching a startup, having a proper business address and access to professional meeting spaces can work wonders for a new business, both in terms of mindset and client perception. [Read the full article]


6 Productivity Boosting Tips for Work From Home Freelancers

ve just passed the seventh anniversary of my freelancing career. Wow! It took two years to pluck up the courage to leave full-time employment and go solo, and I’m pretty happy with the way things turned out. I feel fulfilled, productive (mostly), and I work with some really great people. It was worth the leap, 110%.

But freelancing is not all rosy. Like any career, some days are tough. Surprisingly, the difficult days often come from the thing I wanted the most: working from home.
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6 Ways Startups Can Manage a Remote Workforce

It’s no wonder startup owners are increasingly turning to remote teams to build their businesses. Time after time, studies show that remote working leads to greater employee satisfaction, higher work output and significant improvements in productivity. This is often combined with improvements in collaboration and lower attrition rates, too.

Productivity benefits aside, remote working offers a crucial advantage for startups in the form of reduced overhead expenses, as it removes the need for full-time office space and its associated running costs. [Read the full article]


How To Create A Fact Sheet For New Hires + Examples [Infographic]

Creating a fact sheet for new hires can help them feel more connected to the team from day one. A new employee’s first day at work is more than just a day. It is the start of a journey with your company that could last decades if it is the right fit. That is why onboarding new employees the right way is so important. Right now we could point to thousands of articles that deal with this problem. And they all are written to help lessen the culture shock that those new hires feel.[Read the full article]


How To Optimize Your Business With A Virtual Office

If you’re a solopreneur or small business owner, you’ll know how fun running a company can be. You get to exercise your creativity daily, work flexibility on your own terms and benefit from that satisfaction that comes with building something from the ground up. But running a business can also be challenging. According to GEM national report, more than 100 million startups are launched every year, which is about 3 startups per second. It’s a competitive playing field, and to thrive in a competitive world you need to optimize all aspects of your business. [Read the full article]


3 Tips to Streamline Your Small Business

Small business owners are constantly spinning plates. From sales and marketing to invoicing and accounts, most entrepreneurs would agree that they spend too much time working in their business, rather than working on scaling and growing it.

To do that, it’s necessary to take a step back from the day-to-day handling of business operations and focus on your growth objectives.

But for smaller companies who aren’t ready to hire support staff, how do you push aside fundamental tasks like customer service queries and client meetings? [Read the full article]


Secrets of a Digital Nomad: How to Grow A Business While Traveling

For many small business owners, entrepreneurs and freelancers, working remotely is a way of life. Last year, FlexJobs released data that found that found 3.9 million U.S. employees, or 2.9% of the total U.S. workforce, worked from home at least half of the time.

And the trend is growing. According to FlexJobs, the number of people working remotely has grown 115% since 2005.

Thanks to mobile technology and wireless connectivity, many desk-based workers can now work from virtually anywhere — at home, on the train, in a coworking space, or from a variety of third place locations. [Read the full article]


How Millennials are Traveling the World Before Retirement

For many people, traveling the world is a luxury reserved for the retirement years. Yet for Millennials and Gen Z in particular, traversing the globe while building a successful career can go hand in hand quite nicely.

Millennials typically value ‘experiences’ over ‘material possessions’, and as it’s becoming harder for younger people to invest in assets, it’s easier to see why so many are attracted to the nomadic life.

Experience is the new social currency, and as such many are choosing to ditch the 9 to 5 office slog in favour of remote working and freelance work. [Read the full article]


How to Build Credit and Credibility as a Small Business

Building credibility remains one of the biggest challenges for small businesses. In a world where startups fail fast and fail often, your trustworthiness and reputation are key to creating a loyal customer base, securing financial support, and growing your business.

So how do you go about building a ‘credible’ business?

There are two sides to business credibility. [Read the full article]


How To Manage A Fast Growing Startup

There are a number of moving components in every business. Hiring the right people, investing in the right productivity tools, adopting the right growth strategy and finding the right price point are just a few of them. The challenges associated with each of these components are exacerbated in a fast growing startup. This is because business owners have little time to react to challenges and fix them before they encounter larger problems. In the absence of a focused strategy, a fast growing startup is doomed to fail. [Read the full article]


How a Virtual Receptionist Bolsters Your Brand

Entrepreneurs and small business owners wear many hats. On any given day you could be in sales, marketing, finance, operations, customer service — or everything all at once. It’s a lot to ask. For smaller companies who aren’t ready to hire support staff, it’s easy to get bogged down by mundane tasks and constant distractions, like answering emails or picking up the phone. These tasks are fundamental but the problem is, they pull you away from what you should be doing: growing your business. [Read the full article]


How to Set Up an Employee Benefits Package in 6 Steps

Employee benefits are employer-hosted perks like health insurance, commuter benefits, 401k savings plans, and life insurance. Offering a benefits package can cost from $0 to hundreds of dollars per employee per month. An employee benefits package helps you attract and retain quality workers; you’ll need two things to start—a benefits provider and a budget. [Read the full article]


Why Businesses are Embracing Coworking Spaces

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, you’ve probably heard of coworking. It’s a style of shared workspace that has made huge waves in the commercial real estate industry in recent years, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. One of the largest and best-known coworking operators, WeWork, is currently the second most-valuable start-up in the US (behind Uber), thanks to its lofty $40+ billion valuation. [Read the full article]


Missed Calls Killing Your Business? Here’s the Fix

It probably comes as no surprise that missed calls are bad for business. It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in or how long you’ve been in business — too many missed calls coupled with slack customer service will send even your most loyal clients packing. Here’s the ugly truth. [Read the full article]


3 Powerful Tactics to Bolster Your Startup

To survive in a competitive world such as ours, all startups aspiring to make it through to scaleup phase need a lean mentality. Establishing a business presence and growing a brand requires agility, adaptability and a certain amount of savviness when it comes to hiring talent. Sounds expensive, right? It needn’t be. With the right tools at your disposal, you can bolster your startup the lean way. Let’s take a look at how virtual offices, freelancers and building brand awareness can strengthen your startup without maxing out your budget. [Read the full article]


​Pro Tips for Telecommuting Executives in 2019

When you think of telecommuting, what springs to your mind? Do you imagine lucky freelancers working on laptops in exotic coworking retreats? Or maybe millennials working in cafes? Perhaps you envision creatives replying to emails from a remote beach?

You are not wrong. All of those dream scenarios are possible thanks to mobile tech and always-on wireless connectivity. Trust me, as a digital executive, I know. [Read the full article]


Secret Tools of Successful Solopreneurs

What does it take to become a successful solopreneur? Sure, it takes a certain mindset to work for yourself, which usually comes with plenty of hard work, dedication, and some strange working hours. But even the most well-practiced solopreneur needs a little help, and that usually comes in the form of technology.

We’re not talking fancy laptops and robot assistants (although an AI coffee machine would do wonders for productivity). There are some fantastic apps and online tools to help sole professionals do their job faster and more efficiently, and we will explore some of our favorites here. [Read the full article]


Future of Work: 3 Trends That Are Happening Now

Think future of work, and what springs to mind? You might have visions of commuting to the office by passenger drone, holding meetings with colleagues across the world by VR, or working alongside a lifelike robot. While we’re not there yet, these ideas could well begin to take root in our working culture within the next few years.

But drones and robots aside, the future of work is a lot more mundane than you might think. What’s more, many fundamental elements that will support the future workplace actually exist in our business environments right now.

Here are 3 of the most impactful trends that are influencing the future of work, today. [Read the full article]


How to Turn Your Side Gig into a Reputable Brand

According to CNN, more than 44 million Americans have a side hustle, and it’s easy to see why. Not only is a side gig financially rewarding, it’s often more intellectually stimulating and fulfilling on a personal level than an ‘ordinary’ job.

Side gigs often start off as passion projects, and sometimes they start to grow to the point where you think: Hey, I can actually make this a full-time thing!

So how do you transform what started out as a side gig into a reputable brand? Well, with the right help and support in place, it’s easier than you might think. [Read the full article]


The True Costs of a Call Answering Service

Good communication is the cornerstone of any successful business. However, without the right infrastructure in place to facilitate it, communication can easily break down. This inevitably leads to frustrated clients who decide to take their business elsewhere.

If you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner, it can be difficult to manage communication effectively. Sometimes, you simply don’t have the time to respond to an inquiry, or an important meeting might prevent you from being able to answer the phone. [Read the full article]


How to Build Business Credit for Your Home Business

One of the toughest parts of launching a startup or growing a small, home-based business is obtaining financial credit.

It’s tougher than you might think. A 2015 survey by business credit advisor, Nav found that 1 in 5 small business owners had been turned down for business credit between 2010-2015, and 43% had been rejected more than once.

You might wonder: why is it so difficult to get approved for business credit? [Read the full Article]


SO, WHAT IS COWORKING ANYWAY?

For people in the shared workspace world, coworking is something we talk about all day, every day.

To hear our in-depth conversations about community, workspace wellness, design, productivity, open spaces, phone booths, meeting room amenities and how we’re creating the future of work, you’d think coworking already was the way everyone worked.

But I regularly meet people (it happened just this week) who have never heard the word coworking and know nothing about the concept of shared workspaces. [Read the full article]


10 Money Saving Tactics For the Frugal-preneur

We’re all familiar with the statistic: ‘90% of businesses end in failure’. Every time we encounter it in an article online we’re reminded that following our dreams isn’t easy. Success requires bucketloads of gusto, effort and thriftiness – particularly in the early days.

Our 10 money saving tactics will help you on your way to becoming part of the 10% of entrepreneurs who go on to grow their business. So get ready to be savvy with your savings, frugal with your finances and economical with your expenses… [Read the full article]


What Your Address Tells Me About Your Small Business

Running your business from home or on the move as a digital nomad has numerous benefits, providing you with freedom, autonomy and flexibility.
However, using your residential address for business matters doesn’t leave the best impression on clients and could end up compromising your personal assets and privacy.

Like a picture, an address speaks a thousand words when it comes to your business.
But a business address in a prestigious location is expensive, right?
Wrong. [Read the full article]


The Rise in Popularity of Online Services

More and more of our lives are online – many of us work online, chat with loved ones online whether it’s Skype or on Facebook. New online services are popping up on a weekly basis with the aim disrupting traditional services more than they ever imagined. Can you remember the last time you looked in a physical phone book? Me either! There are so many online services that are gaining in popularity, offering competitive pricing, and allowing us to do more faster in our daily lives. Here are some of my favourite online services that you might not have considered using yet: [Read the full article]


Unique Marketing Ideas for Coworking Spaces

Over the last few years, Heroic Search has been privileged to work on marketing campaigns for some truly kick-ass coworking spaces (see our coworking case study from Common Desk). They are consistently some of the most innovative groups of people we work with, so the ideas for promoting their spaces are equally kick-ass. Whether it be a concept of ours that we executed for a client or one that came from someone else, we wanted to share some of the most creative ideas we’ve seen for these spaces with you guys. Below are some killer marketing ideas… [Read the full article]


How to run a business like a digital nomad

It’s hard to believe that only 3.6% of the world’s population had access to the internet 20 years ago – a figure that now stands at around 55.1%. There’s little doubt that widespread WiFi access and cloud technology has made the world a smaller place and given rise to a new type of worker: the ‘Digital Nomad’.

These enviable entrepreneurial types are defined by their ability to traverse the globe while running a business or working on a freelance basis. It’s a lifestyle many of us dream of, and having the option to sip a mojito on a beach in Bali while responding to a disgruntled client really does take the edge off.

Joking aside, running a business as a digital nomad can be incredibly rewarding… [Read the full article]


How to secure your home business with a virtual office address

More people than ever are taking the plunge and starting their own business. Digital technology has made marketing processes easier and with the gig economy in full swing, larger businesses are substituting permanent employees for freelancers. Starting a business is exciting endeavor, but with so much to consider, it can be daunting at times. There are so many things to figure out: an appropriate name, a brand identity that will work in the long term and whether to work from home or in an office space.

Working from home used to be associated with startups and freelancers who lacked the budget to rent a full-time office, but now it’s proving popular with established businesses too.The absence of a commute, flexible hours and productivity are just some of the advantages. [Read the full article]


Top 5 Benefits of Remote Working

Remember when working remotely was seen as an excuse to get away from work? Well, things have changed quite a lot since then.

The workplace has experienced a sharp culture shift over the last couple of decades. In that relatively short space of time, remote working has moved from a rare employee perk to a valuable productivity trend — and that trend is rising steadily.

Data released from the US Census found that 5.2% of workers, equivalent to 8 million people, worked at home in 2017. This number is up from 5% in 2016 and 3.3% in 2000.

Why are so many people working remotely? [Read the full article]


Virtual Virtues – The Benefits of Virtual Offices for Businesses

Building a professional image is a significant feature of a successful business. New Zealand is one of the most popular places to start a business and many business owners look to expand and grow their businesses here.

As times are changing and the idea of flexible working becomes more popular, one of the easiest and most affordable ways of growing your business, as well as creating a professional presence in New Zealand is through the virtual office. What are virtual offices? [Read the full article]


Getting Started on Social Media: 6 Tips for Small Business Owners

Social media can be a boon for small business owners. It helps you to expand your reach by connecting with new audiences and prospective customers, and provides a platform on which you can advertise your products or services.

One study shows that consumers are 71% more likely to buy a product or service after a positive social media experience, while the number of social media users in 2018 reached a massive 3.196 billion. This was 13% higher than the year previously.

In fact, so powerful is social media that some businesses use it exclusively to advertise and generate sales.

However, like any marketing channel, it’s crucial to target your customer segment and communicate with them in the right way. Failure to do this will result in your efforts landing on deaf ears, which is a huge waste of time and money. [Read the full article]


Not Living the Work/Life Balance Dream? A Virtual Office Can Help

Are you a sole proprietor or busy entrepreneur? Consider using a virtual office to help swing the work/life pendulum back in your favor.

Think back to the time just before you started your home-based business. Fresh faced and full of ideas, you pictured yourself whipping out proposals and hitting deadlines with ease. In your fantasy, you were fueled only by filtered water and enthusiasm. Fast forward to the current reality. [Read the full article]


Five Powerful Benefits of Virtual Offices

As the work-anywhere trend has grown, it has prompted a rise in demand for flexible on-demand workspace, remote receptionist services and virtual office space — a service that provides a number of office amenities and business support for distance workers, minus the actual office. [Read the full article]


How to Choose the Right Virtual Office For Your Business

Virtual offices provide a number of office amenities and business support services for distance workers, small businesses and remote teams – minus the actual office.

But like most flexible initiatives, you won’t find cookie cutter virtual office space. There’s plenty of variation between virtual office plans depending on what you need, not to mention huge differences between virtual office providers themselves. [Read the full article]


The Benefits of a Virtual Office for your Ecommerce Business

Thanks to the Internet, eCommerce has flourished into a multi-trillion-dollar industry spanning every business sector imaginable. From niche product lines and rare parts to branded goods and seasonal gifts, the virtual storefront is now everywhere and nowhere, bringing the world closer together without so much as a front door. [Read the full article]


Seriously, What is a Virtual Office?!

As a term, the ‘Virtual Office’ first emerged in the 1980s. Even so, there is still some confusion over what it actually means.

Here, we offer a brief explanation of the Virtual Office to help you get to grips with the business model, how it works, and how it is used in business. [Read the full article]


How to Select the Best Work Solutions

As technology advances, modern software solutions have been able to offer increasingly impressive functionality. The complexity of many of these offerings makes it incumbent upon companies to take care to select the tools that are right for their business. Matching a solution’s features to your firm’s needs is essential to getting the most out of your IT budget.

[Read the full article]


Alliance Virtual Offices User Reviews & Pricing

Users who gave Alliance Virtual Offices a positive review said that they are impressed with the support team’s responsiveness and professionalism. Several others like its reasonable pricing plans.

One user who left a positive review of Alliance Virtual Offices on Trustpilot mentioned that signing up for their virtual office service is very simple and easy. He added that the customer service representative who handles his account is always very helpful. [Read the full article]


Factors that May Be Holding Your Business Back

As any experienced small business owner will tell you, the world of small business is a roller-coaster at times, but worth it in the end. Many new small business owners have to learn the ropes as they go, which can create some problems along the way.

The only thing that you want to do as a small business owner is staying with something that does not work. Whether you use an actual office or virtual office services, you will inevitably run into problems, but you will need to find a way to bounce back and come back better each time.

The following are a few factors that may be holding your business back from the growth it needs. [Read the full article]


How To Attract (And Keep) The Best Millennial Talent

Millennials are already the world’s most populous generation. Now, they’re also changing the workforce for the better.

This generation is bringing a whole new set of ideals and expectations about the roles they hope to take on.

Currently, Millennials make up around 35% of the workforce in the UK and the US, and they’re expected to comprise three-quarters of the global workforce by 2025. [Read the full article]


Experience Virtual Reality: 8 of the Best VR Headsets 2018

What could VR in business look like? In truth, the possibilities are endless. Virtual reality creates a completely digital world in which the viewer is fully immersed, which makes it particularly promising as a training tool — particularly for hands-on roles in engineering, architecture, construction, design, and medicine.

In the corporate world, VR has the ability to enhance virtual office and remote working practices by immersing employees in a virtual workplace.

[Read the full article]


5 Ways to Use a Virtual Office When You Work from Home

Working from home is one of the joys of today’s advanced technologies. Not so long ago, the majority of employees and entrepreneurs were chained to a desk regardless of the type of work they do.

Now, it’s a different story.

A study released in May 2018 from workspace provider IWG found that 70% of professionals work remotely at least one day in a week, while 53% work remotely for at least half of the week. [Read the full article]



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