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.

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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?

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How to Set Your Copywriting Fees and Earn What You’re Worth

Men With Pens

Another discussion was with an associate who said he saw freelance projects on Elance with bids of $50 for sales letters and $5 for blog posts. But whatever it is, we need to get this straightened out, because if I ever meet you and learn that you’re working for next to nothing, I’ll have to kick your ass. The uncertainty can take many forms: l You don’t know how long it’ll take you to complete a project.

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Your online Business Development System: The Blog Transmitter

BioTeams

Don't restrict yourself to the written word - exploit all forms of multimedia - particularly the video channel. Graphics Designers: elance. Volunteering, Environmental, Public Health) to form unique collaborations with their fans/supporters for mutual benefit.

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

Men With Pens

Failure to pay as agreed is a particularly bad form of feedback, but I’ve often seen clients use it that way. Do use sites like Elance. However, you’ll have a huge learning curve in doing freelancing.

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