How to survive the post-holiday blues at work

Going back to work after Christmas hurts even as you say it, right? After the Christmas feast with the late nights out and family gatherings comes the famine, mood-wise. It’s hard for everyone to get back on track after a splendid Christmas vacation. For some, it’s even harder. Post-holiday blues is real, with many people …

How to deal with anxiety at work: 10 ways to achieve it!

Experiencing anxiety at work is quite commonplace. The problem is, anxiety might be creeping up on you without you realizing it. Most people recognize only the obvious symptoms of anxiety, like excessive worrying, palpitations, and fast breathing. Fatigue, restlessness, headaches, sleep problems are also indications that you might be more stressed than you think. The …

7 ways to build and keep a loyal client base

Attracting new customers and building a client base are both expensive hobbies. In fact, client acquisition costs five times more than client retention. And not just that — the chances of selling your product or service to a new customer are significantly lower compared to selling them to an existing one. That makes the importance …

HR advice for small businesses: 6 tips for success

Small businesses can’t always afford a dedicated HR department, so you’re going to take on these responsibilities yourself. As if you didn’t have enough already, right? Lighten up, because help is on the way! In this post, you’ll find HR advice for small businesses with a focus on tips that will help you foster a …

Freelance fees guide: 8 extra fees to invoice your clients

When you joined freelancing, you didn’t sign up for free work or a pay-at-your-convenience deal. And yet, you often find yourself doing extra work or in other awkward situations, but hesitate to speak up. Perhaps you’ve even been offering free services without realizing it. Or you don’t pay enough attention to extra freelance charges that …

5 questions to ask yourself about your first freelance job

Charging by the hour is the most popular pricing model among new freelancers because it’s safe and straightforward. There’s no asking “How much should I charge for this project?” because the hourly freelance rate has no surprises. You get paid exactly what you’ve worked for. But what happens if you’re offered your first freelance job …

5 core types of bank accounts to organize your business

Your business has all sorts of expenses: recurring, ad-hoc, expected, unexpected, and, in some cases, urgent. At the same time, you have to protect not only your business’s finances but also your employees’. Poor financial management can take its toll on your employees and ultimately have a detrimental impact on your business. So how do …

8 key moves to step up your game when business is slow

Most businesses go through a slowdown period and recover shortly after. Often, this happens due to factors that are beyond your control. Like an economic recession or (in a more optimistic scenario) a change in season or a holiday. Still, it’s stressful to see expenses and salaries piling up, and profits remaining flat. But if …

The rise of coworking spaces and their business benefits

Imagine a perfectly structured and formal, yet relaxed working environment where innovation is achieved through ideas exchange and collaboration. This is the idea behind coworking spaces. The rise of coworking spaces has coincided with the rise of the millennial workforce, which strives for a new, more flexible workplace that respects the need for work-life balance and …