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10 Surprising Stats About Today’s Independent Workforce

Freelance is having a moment. There are 55 million independent workers in the U.S. alone, and that number is expected to increase to 50 percent of the total workforce by 2020. The gig economy is getting bigger, but it’s also changing. To explore these changes, AND CO, the support system for freelancers, recently fielded a comprehensive study among hundreds of…

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5 Essential Communications Strategies for Digital Nomads

As remote workers, digital nomads face unique challenges when it comes to communicating with clients and collaborators. Not having face time and struggling with time zone discrepancies can throw off the vibe if not managed correctly. Here are some best practices for communicating as a remote worker. Manage expectations Perhaps this is your first remote…

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How to pick the perfect colors for your brand

For years, authors, artists, and marketers have tried to harness the power of color to make their books, creations, and companies stand out. But while each and every single one of us has a favourite color, almost all researchers have agreed there are no universal rules when it comes to how colors make us feel….

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Christoph Niemann on the art of reinvention

Christoph Niemann is an illustrator, artist, and author. His work has appeared on the covers of The New Yorker, WIRED and The New York Times Magazine and has won awards from AIGA, the Art Directors Club and The Lead Awards. His corporate clients include Google, St. Moritz, Herman Miller and The Museum of Modern Art….

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How to Bolster Work Relationships When You’re Remote

Unless you’re an extreme introvert, most remote workers will tell you that one of the more challenging aspects of their chosen lifestyle is the absence of IRL interactions with co-workers. We can attribute at least some of the rise of coworking spaces and nomad retreats to the collective desire for remote workers to be around…

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Good design is more than surface deep

How design impacts every aspect of your business, from sales to HR to marketing Entrepreneurs wear lots of hats to keep their businesses running: Marketing, sales, accounting and finances to mention a few. It’s a daily hustle to grow a business into a sustainable operation. So with all of those balls in the air at…

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How to carve out your piece of The Attention Economy

The best business, with an unbeatable, quality, and affordable product, still has a 99% chance of failing if no one knows about it. Sounds crazy. And in any sane world it would be. Unfortunately, our sane world has been replaced by the Attention Economy—a place where your product/service lives or dies not purely by how…