Primary tabs

Working Remotely

Working Remotely: Trend or Future of Work?

If you Google “remote working” you’ll come across a slew of articles about how telecommuting is on the rise.This Tech Cocktail article says 6.1 million individuals in the U.S. are currently considered remote workers, and that number is only projected to rise. Despite Marissa Mayer’s famous opposition to it, working remotely has had some really good press lately, and it’s not hard to see why.

Here are three big reasons working remotely is good for you and your empoyees:

1. No Commute

read more

  |  Comments: 0

On Keeping Millennial Workers Engaged

Within the past few years, magazines like Forbes, Inc. and Fast Company have flooded us with articles about Millennials and how they feel about work. Because that generation will account for 75% of the global workforce by 2025, (and currently account for 36% of the American workforce), Gen Y’s work behaviors really should be noted.

read more

  |  Comments: 0

What do Minnesotans do in the Winter?

It’s February, which means one thing in Minnesota: the winter blues! Fortunately, Minnesota is full of lakes and trails and beautiful scenery, so we actually get outside and have some fun!

Last year we were even ranked the third-healthiest state, despite the fact that it’s so cold for so many months. So what do we do in the wintertime? You might be surprised!

read more

  |  Comments: 0
Tags:

Are Cafés the New Office?

The freelance economy is in a consistent state of growth, and with it comes a big rise of remote workers. Among the greatest benefits of being a remote worker is the ability to work from anywhere.

Your bed, a coffee shop, an island off Italy – wherever it is, you can work from there as long as you have an internet connection. Being remote workers ourselves, we often find ourselves at cafes next to other freelancers, contractors or entrepreneurs.

read more

  |  Comments: 0

The Top Ten Reasons to Work Remotely

Being remote workers, we could go on and on about why it's the greatest way to work. But instead of rambling on we thought we'd just compile a list of reasons why we love it, and you can see for yourself it it's your cup of tea.

So, behold: the top ten reasons to work remotely:

10. You'll never feel obligated to go out to lunch with the same coworkers that you went out with yesterday.

9. You can work in your pajamas and nobody will ever know. Skyping with your clients? No problem! Just put on a nice top.

read more

  |  Comments: 0

Five Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

We recently donated some money to help two 2nd grade teachers provide their underprivileged students with holiday gift bags to keep them busy during their two-week break. The money went toward books, crayons, coloring books, mittens, toys, snacks and more. Making this donation felt so great that we wanted to do more, so we came up with a list of five ways to give back in Minneapolis during the holiday season:

read more

  |  Comments: 0

A Day in the Life of a Freelancer

Freelancing has quickly swept the United States and is blossoming into more of a lucrative, comfortable career choice for many than the corporate world is. And it’s no wonder why! If properly managed, the life of a freelancer can be liberating and inspiring.

Here’s what a day in the life of a freelancer (who we’ll call Sally) looks like:

read more

  |  Comments: 0
Tags:

The Rise of the Collaborative Workspace

By 2020, Millennials will make up 46 percent of the workforce. This is an incredible statistic because as most every article out there about Gen Y says, they aren’t satisfied with the typical 9-5 job. For the most part they crave autonomy and lean toward contracting or freelancing because of the freedom that comes with it.

read more

  |  Comments: 0

Can Anyone Be a Virtual Worker?

While working remotely isn’t a fit for everybody, it’s a great fit for many. We all know that happy workers are good workers, and allowing someone to work on his or her own terms skyrockets productivity. What someone may spend three hours doing in an office environment, they could likely take care of in an hour from the location of their choice.

There are a few traits of successful remote workers. The good news is that anyone can adopt these!

read more

  |  Comments: 0

Pages