What Do I Need to Start Freelancing?
For most people, freelancing starts practically by accident. A friend or family member asks them to help with a project and offers to pay for it. Freelancing can be an excellent way to earn extra money on the side or to build a career around your lifestyle. It can be an occasional or full-time occupation and allows for great freedom and flexibility.Read more
Live Web Chat Services vs. Email Support: Which One is Best for Your Business?
The average digital attention span is counted in seconds. Psychological and behavioral studies were documented by Malcolm Gladwell in his best-selling book Blink, which explored the adaptive conscious and the mental processes that rapidly—and automatically—process information and form impressions based on it. Research, accordingly, reveals that digital interactions require a response in eight seconds. Individuals are targeted constantly with notifications, ads, emails, texts, and more via smartphones, smartwatches, and other devices.Read more
Commercial Address vs Residential: What's the Difference?
When you first launch your business, administrative details such as choosing a commercial address vs residential may seem unnecessary. However, there are benefits to selecting a commercial rather than residential address for your business address.Read more
How to Choose a Location for Your Business [5 Tips for Entrepreneurs]
Choosing a location for your business is not always a straightforward decision. There are many factors to consider such as location, budget, accessibility, brand and how you feel in the space.
Think about it this way. Global companies such as McDonalds and Starbucks aren’t in the business of burgers and coffee—they’re really in the business of real estate. They know how to choose the best locations in order to skyrocket their profits and continuously grow their businesses.Read more
Can You Run a Business from Home? [Yes, and Here's What You Need]
Many new businesses that are started each year aspire to be the next billion dollar business. This past year, a record number of businesses were started—5.4 million (20% more than any previous year on record). And while 2022 numbers are a bit lower due to economic headwinds, down 11% compared to the same quarters in 2021, they are still higher than pre-pandemic levels; 23% higher as compared to 2019.
Some of these businesses have numerous employees, while others are run by solopreneurs. Some may start with the assumption that they need a permanent, fixed office space. But many weigh their options and are electing to run their businesses from coworking space, day offices, home offices, or a combination of the above. Permanent office space is expensive and lacks the flexibility small businesses require.Read more