Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2013

Small Business Labs

 Expect more niche online marketplaces like Elance and Task Rabbit to connect independent workers with the organizations looking to tap their services; more educational programs and government support for starting and operating a self-employed business; more services and tools to help manage a solopreneur business; and more coworking and solopreneur-oriented commercial workspaces.  Below is our sixth annual Top 10 Small Business Trends list.

2013 205

5 Ways Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners Are Bootstrapping Their Companies

Small Business CEO

Luckily, there are a number of affordable tools and strategies that cost little but deliver big, which is ideal when your business is on a budget. With social media and similar forms of marketing, this is a fun and highly cost-effective strategy.

2012 81

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Set Yourself Apart from the Competition » Make or Break Moments

Make or Break Moments

I’m familiar with Elance but a colleague who had a similar project told me that she’d had great success with oDesk - so that’s where I started. Do you take the time to address the prospect by name rather than a generic form letter?

2010 130

Six Ways to Get More Juice from Your Freelancer | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

It might cost a bit more but it tells freelancers you believe in their great work and you believe in them. Everyone wins, and it’s a simple, zero-cost, low-effort gesture that makes all involved feel good. Do use sites like Elance.

2010 65