Alyssa Gregory is a small business collaborator and the founder of the Small Business Bonfire, a social, educational and collaborative community for entrepreneurs.
Alkaline by Litmus: Windows Browser Testing for Mac Users
If you’re a designer using a Mac, testing on Windows browsers can be a major challenge. What if you could test on 17 Windows browsers without installing Parallels or VMware, and without having a PC?
13 Ways to Avoid Burnout
When you freelance or own a business, it can be challenging to get away from work, especially if you love what you do. But if you don’t take time to regroup, you are at risk of burning out. Here are some ways to avoid that from happening.
Developing Personal Relationships With Clients
Letting professional relationships get a little personal can be great for business. Here is a look at some of the advantages of developing personal relationships with clients.
How To Upsell Additional Services To Clients
Upselling is the process of selling add-on services to your clients, and it can be a great way to offer more value, create better relationships and generate additional income.
16 Project Management Tools That Make Juggling Easy
Project management systems are vital if you are working on more than one project at a time, as most of us are. Here is a review of project management applications to consider for increased efficiency and workflow.
Are You Ready For Some Freelance Competition?
Freelancers are facing increased competition as a result of corporate layoffs. What are you doing to stay at the head of the pack?
Why You Need A Powerful Elevator Pitch
An elevator pitch can do a lot more than just provide a summary of what you do. It can be one of the most powerful networking tools you can use generate new leads, develop relationships and advance your career.
Tips for Managing Communication Overload
Good communication is one of the most important parts of building relationships with clients, but what happens when a client needs more contact than you are willing to give? Don’t end the relationship just yet; give these ideas a try before throwing in the towel.
Bartering Basics for Freelancers
Bartering is the process of swapping your goods/services for the goods/services of someone else without exchanging money. While bartering takes many different forms, it can be a way for freelancers to expand their businesses and collaborate with others.
Open Source Image Editors … for Designers?
Can a designer use an open source image editing application and produce the same high-quality designs? Here is a look at three open source options that may make you think differently about free image editing tools.