An Entrepreneur’s Listening Tour

Interview with Paige Arnof-Fenn, Founder & CEO of Mavens & Moguls

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:

“My advice is to go on a Listening Tour! Politicians do it all the time and it is great for business too. “

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5 Awesome Spotify Playlists for Freelancers

Managing Workflow and Defeating Distractions with Music

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.”

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Our Favorite Online Resources for Freelancers and Remote Workers Part 2

by Michael Rambaldini

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.
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Favorite Online Resources – from our vWERX Community

by Michael Rambaldini

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.
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Working from Home with the Pomodoro Technique

by Michael Rambaldini

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.

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In Japan, Working From Home Is a Government Supported Activity

Inc.
July 24, 2017

Americans love to telecommute. 34 percent of Americans work at least 4 days a week from home. Only 4 percent of Japanese work from home at least one day per week. The Japanese government wants this to change. Why? Two big reasons: To increase productivity and to prepare for the influx of visitors for the 2020 summer Olympics.

In Japan, Working From Home Is a Government Supported Activity

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Strengths Finder by Tom Rath

StrengthsFinder 2.0 (New York City: Gallup Press;, 2007)

StrengthsFinder by Tom Rath Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? Chances are, you don’t. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths.

What to do with your StrengthsFinder 2.0 Report

Atlanta ranked as one of the top cities to work from home

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 21, 2017

If working from your home, avoiding traffic jams and dodging endless meetings sound ideal, you’re living in the right city. Atlanta has been ranked No. 5 on Realtor.com’s list of top cities for freelancers and telecommuters in the U.S.

To come up with the rankings, the site considered several factors that affect the finances of telecommuters, including median home prices, one-bedroom rental prices and the cost of state and local taxes.

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