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Purple Cow: Marketing book by Seth Godin

“The old ways of marketing are dead, and being safe is now too risky. You must be remarkable, you must be a Purple Cow.”Seth Godin For all you business owners interested in innovative ways to market your small business, we have a great resource for you: Purple Cow by Seth Godin. This book will help you transform your business by being remarkable. Seth encourages marketing through innovation, saying that the best way to spread the work about your business is to immerse yourself into creating  exceptional things.  We love that it challenges our usual understanding of marketing with smart thinking, and lots of great examples. Click the link for a free pdf of the book! https://www.thegeniusworks.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Purple-Cow-Transform-Your-Business-by-Being-Remarkable-2003.pdf ...

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How to Not Get Distracted Working Remotely

Oh, the freedom of working from the comfort of your home…or your favorite cafe! Being a small business owner might feel like freelancing sometimes, especially if you’re just starting out. But with freedom comes responsibility—you still need to maintain an “office vibe” for yourself so you can get work done. Teamup Team Here are some ways to do that: Stick to a routine. Less decisions means less time spent stressing about them, which also reduces your subconscious urge to procrastinate.Arrange your work schedule around when you will be most productive. Leave out an hour or two for flexibility in your schedule, in case something comes up.No matter where you like to work, make sure you’re in a clutter-free environment.  Take a few minutes...

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Get organized with Monday.com

Organization is key to smooth workflow, and the more your work flows the more you’ll feel like the boss of your business. Teamup Team We have just the tool to help you do that: Monday.com  Monday (previously known as DaPulse) is an online tool/app that is great in helping businesses and teams (of any kind) organize their work in one beautiful virtual space. You can create task lists, project dashboards, update your team members about work progress, and so much more! They have templates to help you stay focused, and you can customize them depending on what you’re working on. We love it! ...

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Get paid on time for your freelance work

Running your own freelance business feels great. You have all the creative freedom you want and the flexibility of working for yourself. However, one the biggest challenges you might face is receiving payment for your work on time. Teamup Team Here are some tips for to help you get paid: Make it as simple as possible for the client to pay you. For example, when you send an invoice, list your preferred payment options (checks, PayPal, Electronic transfer…etc), or include a link that allows the client to pay with a credit card right away.Don’t wait too long to send your client an invoice of the work is completed. You can also send it before that, as an additional reminder. If not, the client...

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Become A Financially Successful Freelancer

The road to financial success for a freelancer is challenging, since most freelancers don’t know where to begin when it comes to legal things of their business. We have a resource to help you with that: How to Become A Successful Freelancer book by Chris Brown (no, not the singer). The book talks about all the logistics of opening up a freelance business, including the type of company you need, managing finances, client agreements, copyright and trademark laws…etc.  Click the link below to download a free copy of the e-book! https://venturelegalkc.com/ebooks/freelance/ ...

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Start Your Small Freelance Business

Having a job makes you feel secure, but you don’y have to stick to it if your passion lies elsewhere. Teamup Team Now, we don’t mean that you should go ahead and quit because your work is not your passion. But if you’d be happier making a living from your side hustle, these steps would help you out in the process: Have a vision. Keep your end goal in mind as you plan for setting up your business. This will help set a clear path for yourself and your company.Decide on a structure of business. The way your freelance business operates depends on the type of services it offers, so learn what works for you.Set up your finances. Before you begin working...

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Mailchimp: Email Marketing

For everyone who’s been asking about business marketing, we have a great resource for you: Mailchimp! It’s an online marketing platform that helps small businesses (like yours) stay connected to their audience and grow their customer base. You can create well designed email campaigns, keep track of your audience with lists, spread the word with social media and ads, and track how your emails are doing with statistics. The best thing about it is that you don’t need a marketing background to create campaigns, the website is very easy to use with many customizable templates. There’s also a free version with all the basics for startups! ...

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Your Business Can Innovate Like Google

Yes, it can!Big corporations have the resources, but you have the agility and proximity of team members. To innovative as Google when launching your product/services, all you need to do is: Set a deadline for your launch: 100 days.Assign a specific team to be in charge the process. This person will be responsible for driving your team, keeping them engaged, and push for speed. You don’t need to outsource consultants, just choose someone from your team who is comfortable with challenges, has enough authority to make decisions and get others to follow their lead. Start with the first most important problem to solve. Most small business would to come up with new initiatives that are irrelevant to their services. Don’t do that. Decide what...

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