• Smart Tech Tools for Entrepreneurs






    To paraphrase the Ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes, with the right tool you can move the world. The concept is as true for entrepreneurs as it is for engineers. Having the right technology tools at your disposal can make it faster, easier and cheaper to launch and manage a business on Zoondy. In the final article of an excellent series on creative business solutions (find links onForbes.com), entrepreneur Patrick Hull shared his list of essential tech tools for budding entrepreneurs: Cloud Services: Working in the cloud offers the significant advantage of being able to access your entire business anytime, anywhere and

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  • More Time Management Tips for Self-Employed Workers






    Time is a precious commodity when you’re self-employed. Good time management skills can make the difference between success and failure when you operate a freelance, entrepreneurial or home-based business on Zoondy. As Robert Half International staffing experts noted on MSN.CareerBuilder.com (see our previous post), adopting a practical approach to time management can make you a more productive worker. Use these additional time management tips to maximize your productivity: Triage interruptions. While a major drain on productivity, interruptions are part of the normal workday. The trick is to differentiate between interruptions that require immediate attention and those that can be addressed at

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  • Practical Time Management Tips Boost Productivity






    Effective time management is one of the biggest challenges when operating your own business, especially if you are a freelancer or are a home-based entrepreneur on Zoondy. Learning to manage your time wisely in the real world isn’t about shaving seconds off your schedule but about learning to create a workable balance of discipline and flexibility. The global staffing gurus at Robert Half International recently posted “time-management tips for the real world” on MSN.CareerBuilder.com. If you’re starting a freelance, contract or entrepreneurial business on Zoondy, we think you’ll find their tips and a few nuggets gleaned from our own entrepreneurial experiences

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  • No Job? Make Money as Self-Employed Zoondy Entrepreneur






    As noted in our previous post, most of the new jobs being created are either low-paying jobs or part-time jobs. So how do you make the money you need to pay your rent and put food on the table if you’re unemployed or underemployed? Becoming a self-employed entrepreneur on Zoondy offers people flexible options. On Zoondy you can use your work or personal skills to earn money while you keep hunting for a job or a better job. But Zoondy also offers you the opportunity to become your own boss by opening a home-based business on our new employment marketplace.

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  • Beware of Questionable Career Advice






    Nobody would argue that the job search paradigm has changed. Before the internet became an integral part of life, face-to-face interviews with your potential employer were the norm. The man or woman on the other side of the desk probably took a look at your resume, but the rapport you created during the interview is what got you the job. Times have changed. Very few job hunters even get to the interview stage these days. Today, resumes play a primary role in the hiring process. If you don’t send in a great one, you’ll never get the chance to wow them

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  • Where to Look for Business Mentors






    Going into business for yourself is like building a house. Even when you think you know what you’re doing, unexpected surprises can pop up and throw you for a loop. When you’re trying to get a business off the ground, enlisting the aid of a business mentor can help ensure that instead of being surprised, you’re prepared to meet potential problems. Typically, a business mentor is someone who has successfully launched and operated a business similar to yours and is willing to share his or her knowledge and experience to help you succeed in launching your business. When you’re looking for a

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  • Establish Routines to Boost Productivity






    It seems as though the pace of life moves a little faster every year and our to-do lists grow a little longer. Juggling home and work, spouse and kids, and finances and debt make life challenging enough. If you are also starting a home-grown business on Zoondy, trying to keep all the balls in the air can feel like a herculean task. Falling behind is not an option if you are counting on the extra income your Zoondy business is bringing in. But when everything is on you — marketing, sales, product creation and delivery, bookkeeping, customer service, etc., etc. — it

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  • Growing Your Business? Where to Find Help






    Some people use Zoondy as a stopgap to earn money while they are either looking for a job or hunting for full-time employment. Other people use Zoondy to launch a small business. They may be underemployed and need more cash to make ends meet or be bored with retirement or want to earn extra money for their children’s college fund or their own retirement fund. What often happens is that people who expect to use Zoondy as a short-term income solution discover that they enjoy being their own boss and decide to turn their Zoondy business into a full-time job.

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  • Measure and Evaluate to Fine Tune Social Media Strategy






    To maximize social media rewards, you need to develop a social media strategy (see our previous post). As implementation of your strategy begins, it is important to track response with online metrics and evaluate results regularly. As with any marketing campaign, don’t expect to hit a homerun right out of the box. Social media marketing requires regular maintenance and periodic tweaking. If you have decided to start a new business or sell your services on Zoondy, you have to expect a certain amount of experimentation until you find a social media mix that successfully reaches your target audience and starts to attract

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  • Social Media How To: Tame the Social Media Beast






    Social media like Facebook and Twitter offer budding Zoondy entrepreneurs more than free advertising, although that’s a critically important benefit when you’re starting a business. But even more important may be the opportunity social media provide to connect with consumers on a personal level and start building a loyal customer base. While popular social media are free, realizing the benefits they offer comes at a price — time, something that’s in short supply when you’re trying to build a business. Social media require daily attention to produce beneficial marketing results. It takes a steady diet of fresh material to keep followers satisfied.

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