Growing Your Startup: Attracting New Talent in a Competitive Market

The thing about being a startup founder is that your business inevitably starts to grow, which means at some point you have to start hiring (or keep hiring) in order to handle your ever-increasing workload and capitalize on new opportunities. But in competitive markets where there’s a shortage of qualified talent, and where budget constraints […]

Stronger Together: Level Up Your Freelance Game with Strategic Partnerships

  Freelancing can often seem like a lonely path to walk. You against the world as you work alone on projects all day every day, trapped in (or perhaps enjoying) your Fortress of Solitude. But the great thing about being a freelancer is that it affords you a great deal of freedom and opportunity. And […]

Love is in the Air: How NOT to Start a Business with Your Spouse

  Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! As we celebrate a day all about the weirdest matchmaker ever (“Our friend Cupid set us up on a blind date! He shot us both with golden arrows, it was so romantic!”) let’s explore some of the things that make entrepreneur power couples work…and the things that don’t.   So […]

Stressing the Importance of Relaxation: How Stress Shrivels Your Brain and Wrecks Your Body

Pressure: The thing that not even the combined powers of Freddie Mercury AND David Bowie could vanquish. But rather than the terror of knowing what this world is about, stress is more the terror of knowing that you have challenges in front of you, but not knowing whether you can handle them. Stress is something […]

Not Just Fun and Games: Why the Best Way to Do Great Work is to Slack Off

    Photo Credit: “Foosball at Work” by Al Abut. Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY-SA 2.0. Working hard is one of the supposed defining characteristics of freelancers, remote workers, solopreneurs, and startup founders. We take pride in our ability to stay glued to our laptops for 10-12 hours a day. We take pride in […]

You Are What You Eat: How Your Diet Impacts Your Mood and Productivity

  It’s no secret that the mind and body are connected. And while us knowledge industry workers should know full well that we ought to take care of ourselves and eat right, it’s not always easy to put that into practice. We lead busy lives, and preparing proper, healthy meals for ourselves can be a […]