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5 Last Minute Gifts for the Job Seeker

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

Being unemployed during the holidays can take twice the toll on someone looking for work. If you know a person whose job search spirits you'd like to lift, here are some thoughtful gifts to help them land a job.

How to Work From Home... And Actually Get Your Work Done

Nicole Williams | Posted 02.18.2013 | Business
Nicole Williams

What I've learned is that the motivated young woman I hired is no more likely to be playing Solitaire at home than she was at the office and as long as she's getting the work done, do I really care that she's doing it at 10 at night because she decided to go for an afternoon run?

13 Proven Ways to Balance Work and Family with Ease and Grace

Ashley Ryan | Posted 02.17.2013 | Parents
Ashley Ryan

Having a beautiful family and successful career, you most likely know that having it all can also mean doing it all. Here are 13 proven ways to make things happen with ease, grace and inner peace.

Making Telecommuting a Success Year Round

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 01.02.2013 | Business
Sara Sutton Fell

The key to a successful year-round telecommuting program is to build it to fit your company and test out different home-working arrangements before committing to any one plan.

Will We All Work From Home in the Future?

Chris Deary | Posted 12.23.2012 | Business
Chris Deary

As businesses become more and more aware of their impact on the environment, homeworking represents a significant opportunity for them to be kinder to the planet and their workers by sparing them the daily commute.

Hours Do Not Equal Success

Josh Sawislak | Posted 12.22.2012 | Small Business
Josh Sawislak

Results and accomplishments are what drive an organization's success, not logged hours -- so how do we enforce management and office practices that encourage better results?

The Secret to Adding More Jobs

Sara Sutton Fell | Posted 12.16.2012 | Small Business
Sara Sutton Fell

Hiring not in the budget? By embracing telecommuting, which can reduce overhead costs, saving millions of dollars, companies that haven't been able to increase hiring in the last few years might finally be able reduce the nation's continually high unemployment rate.

Which Party Is Truly a "Friend" of the Self-Employed?

Kristie Arslan | Posted 11.19.2012 | Small Business
Kristie Arslan

In fact, the Republican and Democrat party platforms are suspiciously interchangeable when it comes to promises to America's small businesses. Don't believe me?

Is Working From Home the Best Choice for Your Small Business?

Melinda Emerson | Posted 11.18.2012 | Small Business
Melinda Emerson

By starting at home, you can get your company off the ground while saving money for when you can afford to hire help and moving into professional office space. But, is working from home the best choice for your small business?

9 Tips for Staying Sane When Working from Home

Women & Co | Posted 10.31.2012 | Women
Women & Co

If you're currently working from home or are thinking about it, here are some tips and tricks I've collected over the years that will help keep you happy, productive and sane.

Odd Jobs That Pay Big Bucks

LearnVest | Emily Levy | Posted 08.21.2012 | Money

LearnVest: It's time for a raise. How about a new job? How about a job that pays a lot more than you'd expect? We headed to our favorite s...

Working From Home Could Hurt Your Career

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business

The millions of Americans who are skipping out on the daily commute may also be losing out on a promotion. These so-called 'telecommuters' are les...

12 Hour Work Days Are Good, Says One Self-Interested Company

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

Twelve hour work days are the new normal. But maybe they're not all that bad? That's the spin that one company is putting on a recent survey it com...

Mompreneurs: Mixing Business & Pleasure With Trunk Shows

Sandy Abrams | Posted 07.29.2012 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

Many women are happy with three simple pleasures: our friends, a cocktail and some shopping. It's even better when it all supports a small business or local entrepreneur.

Why Working From Home May Not Be All It's Cracked Up To Be

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business

Workers are getting more flexibility from their employers, but that doesn't necessarily mean their lives are getting any easier. Companies are le...

Mompreneurs: Relying on Facebook to Grow Biz

Sandy Abrams | Posted 06.27.2012 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

There comes a time for many stay-at-home moms when they realize that they can turn their hobby into a business. This "lifestyle business" model has been life-changing for these two self-proclaimed "Facebook Mompreneurs."

How To Make A Living Working From Home

| Posted 04.06.2012 | Books

By Luke Dempsey for Bookish Friday sees the release of the much-awaited U.S. Department of Labor’s March employment figures, but for many “new ...

Is Starting A Franchise From Home For You?

businessonmain.msn.com | Posted 05.28.2012 | Small Business

For many, the holy grail of business ownership is finding a legitimate, low-cost, home-based business opportunity. Well, the search is over (for some ...

Working at Home, With Children

Georgia Collins | Posted 05.08.2012 | Parents
Georgia Collins

Whether you work from home on occasion, once a week or full-time, doing so successfully is not as simple as just being there. Herewith, five tips for the working parent who wants to make working from home work.

12 Tips for Making Your Telework Arrangement Succeed

Susan Seitel | Posted 11.15.2011 | Technology
Susan Seitel

October is National Work and Family Month and that may be a great time to request a work-from-home arrangement. Call it a pilot, promising to monitor your productivity and measure your results.

How Many Hours Do Telecommuters Really Work?

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 11.15.2011 | Small Business

According to a new survey by CareerBuilder, 31 percent of telecommuters work in their pajamas. The study, which surveyed nearly 5,300 employees, a...

Ten Lessons from Ten Years of the Self-Employed Life

Mark Silver | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Mark Silver

It took me quite awhile to get into the groove of working from home productively. At this point, I can't imagine leaving the house for fifty hours a week to go work somewhere else.

The Modern Meeting -- Not a Place We Go, But a Thing We Do

Brett Caine | Posted 10.09.2011 | Business
Brett Caine

I recently had the honor of writing the foreword for a new book, Read This Before Our Next Meeting, by Al Pittampalli, who offers a very interesting p...

5 Things You Want To Know About Working From Home

Real Simple | Posted 08.29.2011 | Women

“Many of us would opt to work from home to save on child-care and commuting expenses, but it isn’t for everyone,” says Tory Johnson, author of F...

Should We Be Bringing People Closer to Work, or Work to People?

Brett Caine | Posted 07.19.2011 | Business
Brett Caine

I read recently of a pilot project in Washington, D.C. that hopes to incentivize workers to move closer to their place of work with the offer of $12,0...