9 05, 2017

Gain a Competitive Edge by Hiring the Right Freelancer. But How?

By | 2017-05-15T11:13:35+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Entrepreneurship, Productivity Hacks, Remote Work|0 Comments

Is it good news that more than ⅓ of adults classify themselves as freelancers? If you are a creative agency seeking quality freelance talent, the answer isn’t so simple. There’s no shortage of freelancers out there, but how do you ensure you hire the right one that can bring a competitive edge and an exceptional [...]

9 05, 2017

How You Can Save 15% On Staff Costs by Hiring Freelancers

By | 2017-05-09T08:04:10+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Keeping costs down in the agency world is a competitive advantage, and for most businesses their staff costs are their greatest outgoing. By relying less on full-time staff and more on an on-demand pool of workers you can exchange fixed permanent staff costs to flexible freelance costs. More agencies than ever are turning to freelancers [...]

9 05, 2017

Work Taskification: Why Outsourcing Is Not Enough

By | 2017-05-09T06:35:09+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

The destruction and rebuilding of traditional job roles has been one of the largest economic shifts of the last decade. Some, like car manufacturers, have been broken into their component parts and mechanised; humans rarely need to step onto the production line these days. In other industries shrinking budgets have meant workers now need more [...]

9 05, 2017

Why Your Startup’s Competitors Help More Than Hurt

By | 2017-05-09T06:25:39+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

“A new company just launched and they're encroaching in on our space.” Sound familiar? That’s the weary pang of insecurity and self-doubt. As an entrepreneur, oftentimes, the biggest obstacle in your life is you, not your competitors. To fret about every new company encroaching in on your space is entirely self-defeating. In fact, many times, [...]

9 05, 2017

What Entrepreneurial Leaders Can Learn From Top Consultants

By | 2017-05-09T06:18:38+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

It isn’t easy running a startup; nor is it any easier to run an entrepreneurial team at a large company. Consultants-turned-entrepreneurs Jackson Boyar and James Lu Morrissey know both stories well. Before co-founding international mentorship and cultural integration support network Shearwater, the two were Associates at global strategy consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting. Entrepreneurs can learn [...]

9 05, 2017

Tips From The Pros: Writing Amazing Project Briefs

By | 2017-05-09T06:11:10+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Entrepreneurship, How-To, Productivity Hacks|0 Comments

Every great creative project starts with a well thought out brief. It’s your cornerstone; your bedrock and most importantly if you work with handpicked freelancers, your way of expressing expectations, goals and defining “success” for your project. Although project briefs can adapt to accommodate creative changes, it’s vital to get as much set in stone [...]

6 05, 2017

16 Surprising Things You Learn When Starting a Business

By | 2017-05-06T11:09:37+00:00 May 6th, 2017|Entrepreneurship|0 Comments

Starting a business is one of the most challenging, yet most fulfilling things you could ever do. In the process of starting up and growing a company you learn a wide variety of new things, including – but not limited to: -Incorporating your business -Setting up business banking -Streamlining payroll -Hiring (and firing) -Driving sales [...]