The Rise of Independent Worker Teams: Fiverr's Studios and Upwork's Agency Experience

Small Business Labs

" The boutique agencies Upwork refers to are small service firms, most of which utilize freelancers as part of their project teams.  Cloud computing is clearly not the only trend driving freelancer teaming and the growth of boutique consulting firms and agencies.

Age of Conversation 3: It Is In BookStores and Available On-Line

Make or Break Moments

McLellan, who heads McLellan Marketing Group, a Des Moines, Iowa advertising agency, has been writing DrewsMarketingMinute.com for several years.

2010 152

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MetLife Study: 45 Million U.S. Gig Workers and 85% of them interested in Continuing as Gig Workers

Small Business Labs

MetLife recently released The Gig Economy: Opportunities, Challenges, and Employer Strategies. These studies have come from a wide variety of sources - government agencies, academics, think tanks, consulting firms, and companies. 

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5 tips for Sourcing Employee Training for Small Businesses

The Small Business Blog

Contact local development agencies – some may offer training programs Hire local teachers or consultants to run short training schedules. Julie Hodges Said on November 12th, 2009 at 9:38 pm Ask your local government agency if they conduct seminars or trainings for small businesses.

2009 130

Top 5 Tips for Finding Great Employees (cheaply!)

The Small Business Blog

Temp agencies are useful – look at them as being a trial period for potential employees. E-Mail me or follow me. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Benefits of Online Software for Small Business.

2010 132

Jinglesmart - Online Project Marketplace for the Jingles Industry

Small Business Labs

 According to their press release: Jinglesmart is a new online marketplace designed to help jingle writers, jingle producers and freelance musicians in general to get in touch with companies, agencies or individuals in need of commercial jingles, music services or any music project. According to Staffing Industry Analysts , the online staffing industry is now about a $1billion dollar industry that's growing at "double-digit" rates. 

2012 142

Small Office Administration 101 | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

E-Mail me or follow me. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Starting a Small Business? On-Demand Small Business Infrastructure™ allows you to run your business online. You ask a question, I answer!

2007 130

The Biggest Secret of Stellar Copywriting

Men With Pens

I wrote press releases for the music industry, which was pretty cool. But, I was never initiated into the uber-secret-mad-men-esque clique known as “agency copywriters”. Then I met a copywriter who had worked in agencies for his entire career.

2012 79

UK Census an Invasion of Privacy!

Catch Friday

Catch Friday Media is an online marketing agency, which writes press releases for you. The whole of the UK population is being asked to fill in the census. on March 27th, but is this an invasion of privacy or the rise of Big.

2011 56

Customer Service Hell

Catch Friday

Catch Friday Media is an online marketing agency, which writes press releases for you. There's something electrifying about a shocking experience I had today when I decided to pay EDF, an electric utility supplier in the UK - anyone would think that ringing to pay a bill would be so easily - but it's not - not at all! I got instead a reminder of real customer service hell a computer answerphone instead of a human voice - do you know what I mean? Really?

The Most Overused Words of 2012

Daily Writing Tips

Similarly, the Shift Communications PR Agency published a graphic displaying the supposedly substantive words most prevalent in press releases.

2012 112

Virtual Assistant Vs Employee – Is There A Difference?

Catch Friday

Catch Friday Media is an online marketing agency, which writes press. releases for you. You might think that there is no difference between hiring a regular employee and a virtual assistant but the fact is that there is. There are times when you think you need to hire a virtual assistant but actually you need to hire a regular employee. On the other hand, you may end up hiring a regular employee when all that you need is a virtual assistant.

2011 46

Do’s And Don’ts In The Use Of Social Media As Online Tool

Catch Friday

Catch Friday Media is an online marketing agency, which writes press. releases for you. Social media has played an integral part in online marketing. If you want to level the playing field with other big players in the industry, you need to utilize as many online tools as possible to gain popularity over the web. Social media is definitely one effective tool.

Is There Really A Need To Hire Virtual Personal Assistant?

Catch Friday

Catch Friday Media is an online marketing agency, which writes press. releases for you. This is perhaps one of the many questions that you have in mind. Fair enough, before you jump into actually hiring a virtual personal assistant, you first have to establish the fact that you actually need one.

2011 43

How “Small” Is Your Small Business?

Small Business CEO

According to a recent SBA press release , there is a proposal to revise the definition of small businesses. This redefinition of how “small&# a business is, is in accordance with the Small Business Act. The establishment of size standards has two considerations.

2011 76

Knowing Every Side Of Business Process Outsourcing

Catch Friday

Catch Friday Media is an online marketing agency, which writes press. releases for you. What is business process outsourcing really all about? What benefits do we really get from this kind of task delegation compared to the traditional employment method? Where can we find such business process outsourcing team? These are just examples of frequently asked questions regarding business process outsourcing, and there’s probably a whole lot of question in your mind right now.

2011 40

Antisocial Media: The Opposite of Social Media

Small Business CEO

Let’s move on to talk about upcoming press releases.&#. You know — the one where an agency PR professional sits down to talk with their client about the next 90 days and beyond.

Transportation Security Administration criticized for poor customer service

Service Untitled

The subcommittee’s new efforts will now concentrate on their “poor customer service image and become a leaner, smarter agency,” according to Rogers.

How Beneficial Is Outsourcing on an Accounting Task?

Catch Friday

Catch Friday Media is an online marketing agency, which writes press. releases for you. The world of business today is rapidly evolving. There is indeed a greater, tougher and bigger demand on the part of business owner as the population increases and as the technology continuously progresses. Companies nowadays are bombarded with so many employees, committees and officers to keep the business going by supplying and satisfying the demands of customers.

2011 43

Things To Look For In A Business Outsourcing Service

Catch Friday

Catch Friday Media is an online marketing agency, which writes press. releases for you. When considering the use of business outsourcing service you must make sure that you look for a good one to ensure optimum results. But how can you really look for a good one? How can you tell whether the business outsourcing service is good enough to accomplish the task you want them to do?

2011 43

Principles of Plain English

Daily Writing Tips

Stationary corporate communications, including Web site copy, press releases, and mission statements, frequently fail to enlighten the target audience as well. Federal, state, and local government agencies have long been notorious for obfuscating official documents: In their efforts to project an air of authority (in more than one sense of the word), many government employees have produced reams of often impenetrable prose.

2011 79

High ROI Public Relations – Alive And Well

Small Business CEO

The days of the lawyer-scrubbed and -approved press release as a primary communication mechanism is obsolete. By now, the predictions for 2010 have faded into the background and, for many, so have those business and personal New Years resolutions and top 10 lists.

2010 81

Small Business World News Round-up – 209/11/24

The Small Business Blog

Rewriting bank regulations will hurt small businesses : In the typical fashion, Congress is now attempting to solve a “crisis&# by creating a new government agency with an unlimited budget and almost unlimited regulatory powers. E-Mail me or follow me. Build your own network!

2009 158

Q & A: What is “Staff Turnover” and how large or small would it be.

The Small Business Blog

You can always speak with some other small business owners or get some market segment data from information agencies, maybe they can give you a better idea of where you should be with numbers, comparing yourself to your peers is always a good idea. E-Mail me or follow me.

2007 198

Small Business world News Round-up - 2009/10/27

The Small Business Blog

E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Small Business Bootstrapping How to start your own small business with no or little money.

2009 192

Small Business Maxim: Have a Passion. | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Thanks Stefan for helping me reflect about this point creative agency Said on December 4th, 2008 at 1:43 am There is a saying that if you find work you like doing you won’t work a day in your life. E-Mail me or follow me. How to be successful and eco-friendly.

2007 208

Small Business World News Round-up – 2009/12/15

The Small Business Blog

Saskatchewan small business owners below national average in optimism rating : Small business owners in Saskatchewan continue to be in an upbeat mood but are now below the national average in an optimism rating, a survey released Wednesday indicates. E-Mail me or follow me.

2009 146

Small Business World News Round-up - 2009/11/17

The Small Business Blog

Proposed City Cut in Small Business Aid Stirs Backlash : Agencies that help small businesses say they need more assistance, not less, in hard times. E-Mail me or follow me. How to be successful and eco-friendly. Making your small business carbon neutral. You ask a question, I answer!

2009 141

Q&A: What are some social and economic issues small business face.

The Small Business Blog

For example, we need dating agencies and web-sites to find partners, because we are too busy to find a partner in what used to be a “normal way&# , and in this sense we have to be thankful for the service dating agencies and web-sites provide. E-Mail me or follow me.

2007 197

100% Will Suffice

Daily Writing Tips

For example, when reading press releases from our local state education agency, I may read that the average math score for 4th grade students last year was 54% and that this year’s average is 57%.

2010 66

Outsourcing Options For Small Business | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Virtual workers can be from a “Temp-Agency&# or a from contracting firms. E-Mail me or follow me. What is Small Business Infrastructure? How to be successful by focusing on your core business. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control.

2007 206

How to Organize Writing Projects | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Usually copy comes in nice bite-sized chunks: a webpage, a blog post, an article, a press release. Reply Steve Errey - The Confidence Guy ( @SteveErrey ) February 25, 2010 at 12:02 pm It’s funny, when I’m not coaching I freelance as a Senior Producer in digital Ad and Marketing agencies in London, and I deal with big copywriting projects all the time.

2010 47

Free Blog Posts | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

It’s an ongoing press release, article marketing, a free full-page newspaper ad, it’s an interactive portfolio, etc.

2009 56