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Strategies: 11 tips for freelance success
USA Today
Change your mindset. Consider yourself "in business" rather than just looking for gigs or working from one job to another. When you're in business, you're never really between gigs even when you don't have work. You can be marketing, networking and improving your skills. Yes, you can set your hours and take time off, but mostly you should be dedicated to building your business.
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6 big reasons to use LinkedIn more like Twitter
Inc.
At a glance, LinkedIn and Twitter are about as different as two social networks can be. Twitter is microblogging, LinkedIn has serious publishing power for longer form content. Twitter can be laid back and more conversational, whereas LinkedIn is typically more professional and even formal.
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Build a successful business team with these 5 tips
Small Business Trends
As a solopreneur, you can only do so much. But as your business grows, you’ll need to expand your staff. Finding and hiring the right people will help your company become more successful faster.
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Sexism in startups: The frank conversation we need to be having
Forbes
"Hey G. I will not leave Berlin until having sex with you. Deal?"

That's an actual email that tech entrepreneur, Gesche Haas, received earlier this year from a man she had met briefly the same day at a professional event.

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Using self-employment to transition to retirement
U.S. News & World Report
Many self-employed people have control over the hours and days they work. This schedule flexibility is more similar to retirement than a 9-to-5 job. Starting a business, even if you are only making comparable or less income compared to a salaried position, is great for retirement readiness.
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5 apps to replace your pen and notebook for good
American Express OPEN Forum
How do you take notes? Whether you're keeping track of what's being discussed in a meeting, jotting down ideas throughout the day, writing down important facts for research or even making to-do lists, note-taking is a part of every small-business owner's everyday life.
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How to select a tax professional for your small business
FOX Business
If you own a business, it is critical to find a tax preparer who understands that tax implications of owning a small business as well as your particular needs in order to establish a beneficial relationship. And just because you've used the same professional for the last few years doesn't mean you have to stick with him or her.
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Everything you need to know about when and how to trust
Fast Company
Trust is not a global entity — although we talk like it is — "I just don't trust her." In actuality, trust is situation-specific. We trust someone to be able to do some task, writes Paul White, Ph.D.,a psychologist, speaker and consultant. For example, if you were to trust me to fix your car, your trust would be misplaced because I have virtually no mechanical abilities at all. However, if you believed that I could type your paper for you relatively quickly, assuming I had the time, that would be a good situation in which to trust me.
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5 habits that will help spark the best ideas you've ever had
Fast Company
What if whenever someone asked you a question, you had tons of innovative ideas waiting in response? You would be a hot commodity; who doesn't want an ideas machine? Unfortunately for those who want this power, the science behind the eureka moment is tricky.
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