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How to Maintain a Connection With Your Remote Team

By Liz Greene Remote work is no longer seen as out of the ordinary — in fact, it’s an out-and-out trend. Indeed, 50 percent of U.S. workers work remotely full time, while up to 25 percent telework with some frequency. The high level of independence over work style and environment afforded by remote work makes […]

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Tips to Help Companies Better Manage Remote Employees

If your company promotes and encourages telecommuting, you’re far from alone with this trend. Last year, 43 percent of Americans spent at least some of their time working remotely, up 4 percent from 2012, according to a recent Gallup survey. The survey also found that employees are telecommuting and working from other non-office locations for […]

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How to team up with ‘slash workers’ for small business success

The difficulty of hiring solid talent has been a complaint among small business owners for the last several years. I suspect the convergence of one economic development and one social development may be to blame in large part. The economic component is our emergence from The Great Recession. As the recession worsened, small business owners […]

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When you need it done yesterday, it might be a job for a freelancer

Consider this scenario: You’re just about to walk out the door when you remember that you wanted to dress up your website to reflect the holiday weekend. If it doesn’t get done almost immediately, it will be too late. However, it’s not a problem. You shoot off a quick note to your web designer and […]

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Collaborating at a distance: The best project management tools and techniques

Much is being written about distance employees, freelancers and virtual assistants. The advantages of using these kinds of employees or contractors in your small business are many. However, there can be as many pitfalls as advantages if the small business owner isn’t careful. It’s easy to fall into the trap captured in the old saying, […]

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How To Know For Sure That You’re Ready For Remote Employees

It’s almost impossible to read articles about small business, startups or productivity today without quickly hitting one that discusses the virtues of remote employees or adding long-distance freelancers to your team. The benefits are unassailable. Here are just a few: A recent ConnectSolutions survey reports that 77 percent of employees working remotely say they are […]

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Five Hot Trends for 2015: Which Will Benefit Your Business?

Predicting trends is always risky business. However, I’m confident the five I’m enumerating here will definitely command their share of headlines over the next 12 months and beyond. But frankly, whether I – or anyone else – publish an “X Number of 2015 Trends” article is not important by itself. Any value lies in determining […]

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