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Social Enterprise: The tricks of balancing business and charity

I, like many other aspiring entrepreneurs, was inspired by stories of TOMS shoes and other world-changing businesses. Making us dream of creating the next best global social movement. Despite all the dreaming, the question still stands…. How DO YOU balance social impact with business?   The Social Enterprise Dream Like many other socially minded entrepreneurs, CorkYogis started with a dream rather than a business plan. We dreamed of creating the highest performing, most eco-...

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Atlanta Company Promotes Telecommuting To Fight Traffic Woes

On the evening of March 30, Thomas Crosson was grabbing a slice of pizza at Amalfi Pizza near SunTrust Bank, and watched as large flames rose from a section of the Interstate 85 in Atlanta, causing it to collapse. "It was funny to watch everyone gather around the TV. Even the cooks came out from behind the kitchen and all of them had the same expression on their face," Crosson said. Shortly after, Crosson, a spokesman for SunTrust Bank, said emails from his managers star...

How to Make Sure Your Team is Getting Work Done

Ever wish you could have X-Ray vision into your team’s work day? Kinda like Superman. But instead of seeing through walls, you’ll be able to see how productive your freelancers and outsourced employees are throughout the day. Hello, my name is Liam Martin and just a few short years ago, my co-founder and I started Time Doctor to help entrepreneurs manage remote teams.  And it’s built solely by a remote team. Even as co-founders, we live on opposite sides of the...

Turn Remote Contracting into a Full Time Career

Remote Contracting is one of the most rewarding career options available today.  You can work from any location and make your own hours.  However, it does have its challenges.   As a contractor, you are consistently undercharged for your work or are facing disputes over hours worked. And then there is the dreaded feast or famine cycle of income.  Some months you have more work than you can handle.  And other months, you wonder where your next paycheck is going to c...

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Could “Social Justice Benefits” Be The Newest Employment Trend?

Some companies are recognizing their employees’ social consciences by offering paid time off for political involvement, and even covering bail for employees arrested while peacefully protesting. When Alexandra Millatmal, a co-instructor at Omaha Code School, wanted time off on March 8 to participate in a Day Without a Woman, she wasn’t sure what to do. “I didn’t know if I should be asking for paid time off, or if I should just not show up for work,” she says...