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Advice For Service-based Businesses Working On One-Off Contracts

A common problem for small companies, especially service-based businesses working on one-off contracts is having a sole founder relying on irregular contracts needing to hire help.  My advice is: Switch to a Recurring Revenue Model ASAP Recurring revenue is, by far, the best way to manage growth in a predictable manner and scale accordingly. Could be…

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Pros and Cons Of Remote Teams

Remote teams are a wonderful way to scale a business. But, there are certain nuggets you need to assess first. Scaling Full-Time Freelance I worked as a full-time freelancer for nearly 2 years before starting the company. My business hours were flexible and a lot of my work was done from home or in coffee…

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Professionalism At Work and Why Employee Engagement Matters?

Professionalism is about hitting milestones and delivering high quality while presenting yourself (and the brand) as a market leader. Interestingly enough, that has nothing to do with the day-to-day activities at the office. You can pretty much turn your office into a football stadium or build your walls with LEGO as long as your team…

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Why Digital Marketers Don’t Run Businesses?

Not every digital marketer is a suitable startup or agency founder. Here’s why. Different Categories Profiling In Various Niches Digital marketing includes a number of different categories profiling in various niches, such as: SEO Social media marketing Copywriting/content marketing Email marketing Affiliate marketing Influencer marketing PPC Conversion rate optimization Some may include other forms of advertising,…

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Why Is Becoming A Good Entrepreneur So Hard?

Most answers are on point and definitely explain why fresh entrepreneurs often fail and revert to the steady paycheck. Entrepreneurship is hard. It eats up a ton of time and requires diverse expertise in a wide set of fields – from starting a business and product/business planning through sales and marketing, customer support and building partnerships,…

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Single Greatest Advice For A Young Engineer Entrepreneur

It’s not all about programming. I’ve seen hundreds and hundreds of technical folks starting businesses with no clue how to run an organization, build a team, manage finances, build UX-driven interfaces, or close a deal. Literally. There’s a certain level of elitism within the software development industry. I’ve been there myself and it’s absolutely transparent…

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Handling Refused Feature Requests

Estimates are incredibly challenging for innovative service development. The context of each application is different – the vendor will likely use different frameworks combined with various libraries and 3rd party services in each project. The only reasonable way to provide a good estimate is based on former experience. If you’ve implemented the exact same thing several times…

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The Purpose Of “Story Telling”

A Product Or A Service Without A Story Is Just A List Of Features Nobody needs features. People need solutions to problems in their specific industry. Storytelling allows for putting those features to work by defining practical scenarios. Each business is unique in a way – there’s a company mission and business goals. There’s the…

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How Is An SEO Consultancy Important For A Small Business?

I’m a firm believer of common sense. It’s often the solution to most problems – even in fields that you are less experienced in. But common sense has several flaws: People often have varying perspectives on life. Different ideas may be floating around simultaneously. It lacks structure – a process of its own. A small business…

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Why Are Background Checks Important in Hiring

Hiring staff is a company responsibility that should not be taken lightly. Most governments and syndicates around the world are extremely protective toward employees. You know the drill – companies are abominations of the capitalist society that exploit manpower and squeeze the best out of their slaves. In various European countries, layoffs may be prohibited unless you’re…

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