Posts byDrew Hendricks

7 Tips for Growing a Remote Company

In the last decade, the remote workforce has experienced tremendous growth and it shows no signs of slowing. By 2016, 63 million workers -more than a third of the total workforce– are expected to be working remotely. Not only are more people working at least occasionally from home, but more companies are staffing entirely distributed
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11 Ways You Can Learn Data Science for Free

According to a report from McKinsey & Company, “by 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions.” When you combine that figure with
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The Entrepreneurial Mindset

Entrepreneurship is a mindset, one that the best among us have utilized to create powerful brands. Accepting the entrepreneurial mindset is not easy, however, and usually involves becoming the odd man out. After all, how can the average person understand wanting something so bad that you are willing to set everything else aside, or having
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How to Use Social Media to Humanize Your Brand

You have designed a killer website and created profiles and pages on countless social media sites. Now it’s time to build a following, and one of the best ways to accomplish this is by humanizing your brand. This refers to the process of allowing customers to understand more than just the basic details of the
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How to Choose the Best Social Media Cover Images

Stop right now before you settle for a pre-selected Google+ cover image just because it’s there, it’s easy, and it was hand-picked by Google so it has to be a winner, right? Wrong; picking from a limited assortment of cover photos shows that you’re either lazy or uncreative, both of which don’t bode well for
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How Social Media Can Serve Your Business

Though most of us use social media as a way to keep up with friends or take photos of what we’re eating, it’s increasing its value and importance in many other fields. Specifically, social media and technology are helping businesses become more productive and do things that might once have been unimaginable. It gives the
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How to Submit a Winning Scholarship Application

In 2012, college students graduated with an average of $27,000 in student loan debt, according to numbers released by the Institute for College Access and Success. Analysts expect this number to rise, as students continue to max out their loans and schools raise tuition rates. Loans can be financially crippling to college graduates who carry
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4 Easy Ways to Get Fit With Social Media

Social media is everywhere, and it’s part of pretty much everything we do these days. Many people can’t even choose which restaurant to eat at without consulting social media and websites like Yelp. Some of us fear the world is putting itself at the mercy of social media. It’s more than just a waste of
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5 Social Media Tips for Foreign Exchange Trading

Foreign exchange traders are beginning to see the advantage of social media as it pertains to their space. While some use Twitter and Facebook just because it’s expected, real traders use it because they need to know what’s happening in real time. In contrast to having to work in a vacuum in the past, social
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4 Reasons Insurance Agents Should Use Social Media

Insurance agents must take advantage of all outlets when conducting online business. Just like any other business, insurance sales depend on marketing and promotion. Some of the best marketing in recent years has occurred on social media. There are four important reasons why insurance agents should use social media to conduct their business. 1. The
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5 Social Media Tips to Sell Your House

As the great Bard once said, “Brevity is the soul of the wit.” But while Twitter is extremely successful with various fields of business, can you actually sell your home in 140 characters or less? The answer is yes. But, while social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, YouTube, and LinkedIn all have their
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How to Use Social Media to Buy a Sink

Social media plays a large role in how we obtain and share product information, since it’s available in real time whenever you want, 24/7. If you’re in the market for a kitchen or bathroom sink, you can turn to several social networks for aid in your search for the product that meets your interior design
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6 Ways Social Media Can Help Sell Your House Fast

Selling a house used to be an ordeal. While the current process still involves multiple agents, banks, and housing regulations, our modern digital lives have actually made selling a house faster and easier. If you have one of those dreaded “moving deadlines” looming and need to get your house off the market as quickly as
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6 Tips for Painlessly Processing Your Payroll

As a small business owner, you face challenges on a regular basis. Beyond the daily work associated with business operations, payroll processing can be a particularly daunting task. If you make mistakes with your payroll, you can end up paying hefty fines and/or penalties. That’s not something you need on top of the other expenses
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How to Cash In Social Media Benefits For Your Business

When Facebook announced its one billionth user, it solidified the belief that social media is here to stay.  For many brands, social media is the primary source of leads and revenue, not to mention engagement and customer service. But as the popular social media outlets become increasingly crowded (and gradually more expensive to advertise on),
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5 Reasons Your Business Needs an 800 Number

You might think your customers are all about connecting on Facebook or live chat, but don’t discard the 800 number so quickly. Having an 800 number comes with numerous benefits; it’s an advertising tool, since “free” is always a good thing.   Experts estimate that 90 percent of customers still dial an 800 number on
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An Update on the Barter Economy

With the steady decline of the American dollar in terms of international exchange and how far our once-powerful dollar could stretch in terms of household budget, it’s not a surprise to anyone that some Americans have moved toward a barter economy, in which goods and precious metals have more value than paper currency.
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