• 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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  • Adding Up Work-from-Home Savings






    Most people assume that it’s cheaper to work from home than it is to commute to a 9-to-5 job. As we’ve been exploring in recent posts, you can save money by operating a home business on Zoondy, but your actual savings can vary widely depending on your personal circumstances. That said, a recent article on Salary.com offers a good starting point for figuring your potential savings if you decide to ditch the rat race and open a home business on Zoondy. We’ve covered auto expenses, wardrobe savings and the cost benefits of brewing your own coffee. Today, we explore the home

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  • More Ways Working from Home Saves You Money






    Working from home sounds attractive and most people think you can save a considerable amount of money working from home. But the question is how much? The answer depends on your personal situation. However, if you are considering opening a home business on Zoondy, you can get a fairly decent idea of the savings you might realize from a recent web posting on Salary.com which enumerated the average annual costs of typical work expenses. In our last post we dealt with auto expenses. If you don’t drive to work, you’ll need to figure the cost of public transportation to determine the

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  • How Much Money Can You Save Working from Home?






    Most people assume that it’s cheaper to work from home than it is to work at an office. But balanced against the savings in gas, car maintenance and wardrobe upkeep are home workers’ typically lower salaries. Of course, telecommuting jobs and home businesses afford workers other rewards such as more time with children and family, greater schedule flexibility and decreased stress that, while not directly compensated, outweigh financial considerations for many workers. Despite those perks, at the end of the day you have to earn enough money to pay the mortgage, buy food, clothe the kids, take the dog to

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  • Do Home Workers Pull Their Weight?






    More than 10% of the U.S. work force now works from home, and that number is increasing. Business owners are always looking for ways to curb expenses, and home workers are proving their value. Some large corporations now encourage employees to work from home at least several days a week. Internet-driven office communications, cloud computing and mobile technology have decreased the importance of physical presence in colleague and client interactions. Savings in time and travel are just part of the picture. Employee happiness and productivity tend to increase when employees have the option to work from home. Small business owners

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  • How Freedom of Choice in the Work Place Affects Productivity






    Are home workers as productive as workers who clock in at the office from 9 to 5? That seems to be the core issue in the argument over whether corporations should  offer employees work-from-home opportunities. As noted in our previous post, the trend in recent years has been toward encouraging greater autonomy in the work place which made Yahoo’s recent decision to ban the option surprising.  Working from home, job sharing and flexible work hours give employees greater flexibility in tailoring at least a portion of their work schedule to accommodate personal and family needs. For employees that care for

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  • More Tips for Managing Your Home Business when the Kids Are Home from School






    If you work from home, you know first-hand how difficult it can be to split your attention between your children and your business when the kids are home for a holiday or illness. But those temporary difficulties pale against the challenge of trying to create a workable balance between family needs and business requirements when the kids are home for summer vacation. Today we continue our list of tips for keeping your home business running smoothly  while the kids are home from school (see our previous post for more tips): Eliminate distractions. It can be hard to focus on your

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  • Working Moms Take Over as Family Bread Winners






    In 1960, at the beginning of the modern women’s liberation movement, women were certainly not new to the workforce, but just 11% of working moms were the primary supporters of their families. Today, working mothers are the primary breadwinners in 40% of U.S. households with children. It’s a paradigm shift that many American women hope will finally smash the glass ceiling once and for all and create true financial equality in the workplace. The new statistics arose from the latest Pew Research Center study on the influence of breadwinner moms on the economy and the implications for American families. While the

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