Partner in Time

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Partner in Time

Instant Crush

So, you think you need a business partner? First, make sure you are sure. It can be enticing to jump into business with someone you recently met. You are in the same industry, you both want to run a great business and you really hit if off. It's lonely and frustrating to go it alone. But getting into business with someone you barely know is like eloping after the first date because you don't want to be alone on Saturdays. It might work, but it's more likely to go bad quick.  (Click here to read more)

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Coworking vs. Co-working vs. Cow or King

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Coworking vs. Co-working vs. Cow or King

The power of this subtle hyphen shouldn't be underestimated. With co-working vs coworking, it's the difference between working in the same place for the same company vs. mindfully working alongside others while helping to grow each other's business. It's the difference between helping to bolster someone else's valuation vs. helping your common collective good (click here to read on...)

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20 Must-Have Freelancer Tools

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20 Must-Have Freelancer Tools

A good craftsman never blame his tools.  True only because a good craftsman knows what the right tool is for the job at hand.  Same goes for these digital tools.  They are some of the most efficient out there. It's up to you to decide how and when to use them.  Curated by some of Austin's finest freelancers at our Network Catalyst meetings, here's the top 20...

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I Get So Emotional Baby

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I Get So Emotional Baby

In hindsight it's easy, even necessary, to justify decisions as a series of logical choices you make given imperfect information. But this overlooks what's responsible for both the need to make a new choice and the reason you ultimately chose one option over another: your underlying emotions. Get to know and trust those and you no longer have to backpedal for justification.  (read more...)

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Social Media is Literally Social

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Social Media is Literally Social

Words can vary in meanings.  Epic, literally and worst-thing-ever have different connotations depending on your preference.  The meaning of many words will continue to evolve.  So will the evolution of how we interact online.  But the word social doesn't have this problem of re-interpretation. Social is broad, far-reaching and covers a lot of ground.  Basically all your interactions could be deemed social. But the specific nuances of your social media campaign can set you apart.  What makes a potential client interact with you? More pressing, with your brand?  Answering that question will take work and it literally takes a plan (read more...)

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