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Teem: Your Small Business Management Tool

Announcement: Team up is Re-branded to Teem App (Online Small Business Management Tool)

YES, we changed our name from Teamup to Teem! And also enhanced the look of our tool with a more user-friendly interface. What does the Teem business management tool do? Same as before. Teem helps small business owners, like yourself, manage their finances, create custom proposals and contracts, with ease and efficiency, giving them time to focus on why they started their dream business in the first place: to wake up every day and do what they love. Try it out for free, and spread the word! ...

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3 Tips for getting 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 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 for the work is completed. You can also send it before that, as an additional reminder. If not, the client might...

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Quit Your Job and 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 the structure of the 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...

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Mailchimp: Email Marketing

For everyone who’s been asking about business marketing, we are going to recommend you a great source: 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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Designers Shaping Business Strategy

Business and design don’t always go hand-in-hand. People usually come up with a business plan first, and then bring a designer to implement. That doesn’t always work. Companies flourish when their products answer human needs. And if you want your business strategy to be inherent in your product, the strategy has to be inherent in the design.Teamup Team So how can your designer shape your business strategy? Designers understand the business landscape differently than the business guys. Where you see increased time on site, a designer might wonder if some interactions could produce less friction. Where you see users, designers see people. A designer will push back on ideas that might undermine the product’s design. He/she will ask questions that help you develop...

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Why Designers Must Learn about Business

Okay, we’re not saying that you need to have a solid business background, but as a designer, you need to understand the business you work for, so you can have insightful conversations, offer valuable input, and help the business succeed.Teamup Team Companies like Airbnb, facebook, google, and slack use design-led solutions to impact the core of their businesses, by having designers focus more on what the business needs than how perfect every pixel looks. How can you do that? Start by figure out what your organization needs in order to grow, and then think about how design can help you achieve that. Learn about business principles; how to choose business models, how to manage teams, how to conduct competitive analysis, how to make...

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Say ‘No’ to Freelancing for Free

For some reason, people get confused by the ‘free’ in freelancing. Teamup Team Even after you’ve established yourself as a ‘freelance business’ some clients will ask you to do ‘spec work’, ’wireframes’, or ‘just a quick sketch’ for free. This type of client wants you to prove yourself before beginning a project. Does that sound reasonable? If you’re thinking yes, look at it this way: would you be asking for free appetizers before the main course at a restaurant? Of course not! So how should you respond? For your sake, and the sake of the freelance business community: say, ‘No, thank you.’ Why? Because a client like this who ‘doesn’t know if he/she will like your work’ and who ‘isn’t ready...

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How to Negotiate Like A Pro

Talking about payment is tricky, but it’s a necessary skill to have when talking to clients, especially as you land more freelance projects. Here’s how to negotiate like a pro: Check salary resources and networking sites to educate yourself about pricing. Websites like 99Designs, Freelancer’s Union, and W.A.G.E. Guide.Calculate how much you personally need to make a job worthwhile. Consider how much you need to break-even with business expenses.Don’t be first to put out a number, if you can avoid it. Listen to the client’s first, he/she might offer a higher rate. You can try to bargain up if the price is too low.Highlight the skills that are relevant to the job’s needs. Most clients are willing to pay more to...

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Get Your Freelance Certificate in Saudi Arabia

We believe in empowering the freelance community by helping them operate as professional business owners. For freelancers in Saudi Arabia, the first step is to obtain an official freelance license and register in GOSI. How? Simply follow these steps: Go to this link - https://freelance.910ths.sa Create a new account, then click ‘issue certificate’Choose your field from the list, and submit proof of freelance workView and print your certificate. يتم اصدار الشهادة بشكل فوري من خلال البوابة بعد التقديم على الشهادة: الدخول على موقع البوابةانشاء حساب جديد، ومن ثم الضغط على أيقونة إصدار الشهادةاختيار مجال العمل المناسب من قائمة المهن المتاحة، وإرفاق مايثبت القيام بالعمل الحرعرض الشهادة وطباعتها ...

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