New Year, Brand-New Elorus!

We hope 2017 has started as exciting for you, as for us here in Elorus! We promise that in the months ahead of us the application will pleasantly surprise you. So we’re back with new and useful features that will change the way you work. Elorus’ extreme makeover has already begun and we are excited …

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Quitting your job to chase your startup dream? Read this!

Cubicles. Endless meetings. Pointy-haired bosses. Executives without a clue. Tedious PowerPoints. There’s a lot not to like in the typical 9-5 job. Then there’s the lure of starting your own business. Being your own boss. Creating something that you really like — and perhaps making it big, if it resonates with the market. If those Instagram …

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10 Mistakes to avoid when invoicing your customers

Invoicing may be your least favorite paperwork to do as a business owner or freelancer since its time consuming and tedious. But, it’s inarguably your most important. After all, if you don’t invoice your customers, you can’t get compensated for your goods or services. Unfortunately, most people believe that they can quickly create an invoice …

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Attracting new clients: Small Business Website Essentials

The first investment you need to make as a small business owner is to create (you, if you have the knowledge or a professional) an attractive website, that will provide visitors with information such as what you do, how you do it differently than others and how they can contact you. We’re not talking about going BIG …

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7 Tips for Increased Employee Productivity at Work

The average enterprise employee works less than 3 hours per day. All right, I admit it; I made the number up to grab your attention. Still, take a second to think of unproductive meetings, coordination overhead, constantly dealing with superfluous work emails and instant messages, lunch breaks and small talk by the coffee machine. You’ll come in …

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5 tips for a succesful freelancing portfolio website

We judge books by their cover all the time. And why not? Book covers are not the nondescript affairs that they once were. Modern ones give plenty of info about the book: there’s a plot summary, a short author bio, excerpts from reviews and recommendations, and more. Lacking more detailed information, a book cover is …

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5 genuine ways to thank your clients (so they’ll love you even more!)

Appreciating your clients is rather a process than just random expressions of gratitude. As with every relationship, business relationships need to be backed up by actions to actually convey the message of appreciation. So, as long as you keep in mind that actions speak louder than words, you’ll be able to come up with creative – personalized – ways to say “thank you” to your clients. Below …

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How to hire the right person

Many people start freelancing so that they get to be their own boss — be able to choose the projects that they want to work on and carry them out in their own terms. After some business growth though, freelancers usually find that they’ll also need to hire other professionals and be their boss too. …

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The 7+1 Biggest Challenges Small Businesses Face (pt.2)

Small is beautiful. Or so argued the British economist E. F. Schumacher on his seminar eponymous book. In it, he blasted conventional notions that, when it comes to business, “bigger is better”. Being small can be better for efficiency, agility,  for the environment and even for society in general he argued. Now you may or …

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The 7+1 Biggest Challenges Small Businesses Face (pt.1)

For all of our infatuation with the Apples, Facebooks, and Googles of this world, it’s small and medium businesses that form the backbone of most countries’ economies. According to WorldBank data, SMEs contribute up to 33 percent of the GDP in emerging economies, while in the US, SBA (Small Business Administration) tells us that small firms “accounted for 60 percent of …

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