We caught up with Paige Arnof-Fenn, Founder & CEO of Mavens & Moguls, a Marketing, Branding, PR, Market Research & Communications firm that she runs from her home in Cambridge, MA with clients globally. Paige has owned Mavens & Moguls since 2002. We asked Paige for her best growth tip for her business. She came back with a very interesting answer:
Music selection can be a critical decision for managing workflow and defeating distractions. You may want it to hold back the loneliness if you’re a freelancer or solopreneur, but, as our friend Robert McGuire from Nation 1099 (an inspirational site that encourages and empowers entrepreneurs in the gig economy) suggests, you don’t want to constantly have a reason to think things like, “I wonder what Bananarama is up to lately. Let me just check Google real quick.”
Subscription services are a hot sector these days. As one of the top players in this new e-commerce marketplace, Stitch Fix is seeking Stitch Fix Stylists to work from home and enable their clients to look, feel and be their most confident selves. More from Stitch Fix’s Founder Katrina Lake in Entrepreneur.
Last week we posted some of our favorite online resources to help remote workers. The response has been so positive we have decided to share even more. Making the transition from an office job isn’t always what people expect. There are different challenges as a remote worker, so we’ve included more of our favorite online resources to make your life easier.
With the evolution of cloud-based technology, more companies are providing remote working opportunities. The increase in flexibility has given remote workers the ability to be more productive, as they use mobile devices to balance professional and personal priorities. For these companies, achievement is based on results, and not how many hours are punched on the clock.
Many of us who work from home have favorite online resources that we swear by. If you are new to working from home, it’s a good idea to try some of these tools and programs that other remote workers have deemed their favorites. Fortunately, since you aren’t the first person to work remotely so you don’t need to recreate the wheel here. Take some pointers from some of our successful freelancing friends and give their favorite resources a try.
Working remotely, the confines of the stereotypical “office” will no longer define how and where you get your work done. The flexibility of a digital office can be liberating, as long as you take the necessary steps to prepare for and perform your duties.
If I had told you 5 years ago that a growing percentage of the workforce would seek out professional work that didn’t require a long commute, a physical office, or even pants, would you have believed me?
Working remotely may be a new topic, but the concept of work is the same. While it doesn’t mean you’ll have to drive to the office or wear business casual attire, it does, however, mean that you’ll have to interview for the position you’re hoping to have, and of course, you’ll need to embark on some interview preparation.
Are there enough hours in the day for you? Do you struggle to finish projects or do you get distracted easily? Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. Many people have days where they can’t seem to find the energy or the focus to maximize time. While it’s a common problem, it’s great to find strategies, like the Pomodoro Technique, to improve productivity.