How a Solopreneur Wins More Business: Start With Hiring a (Virtual) Receptionist!

In a world now filled with location independent vagabonds, entrepreneurs, and solopreneurs that are operating mostly or 100% in the virtual space, it’s more important than ever to ensure you’re completely available to your clients and partners 24/7, 365 days a year. While you might be the only official employee of your ecommerce empire, freelance operation, etc., you can’t be the only person running the show. It’s important to have the right support staff in place, such as virtual assistants to complete menial tasks, a dedicated receptionist or reception team, and even managers to guide staff members if time isn’t a luxury you have.…

An 8-step Guide to Becoming a Contractor

The prospect of ditching the corporate treadmill and going it alone as a contractor is an attractive one. With this model comes flexibility, the scope to work across multiple organisations instead of being tied to one firm – not to mention the financial rewards associated with being your own boss. In an ideal world, the switch from an in-house role to becoming a contractor should be planned carefully. With this in mind, here’s a blueprint for making a smooth transition… 1.…

Do You Have Reasons NOT to Go Solo?

In my career life I have changed many paths: I have been independent and I have been employed and I have been both at the same time. What are the benefits of going solo? Sure, there is security in knowing for sure where your next paycheck is coming from and how much it will be. Plus the comforts of a safety net if something goes wrong, with a company’s team of lawyers and HR department meant to keep you safe from any disputes.…