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Workshifting from a Small Town

Posted by on 30 July 2009

Becky McCray comes and hangs out with us today to provide the small town workshifting perspective.  Becky is the co-owner of a retail liquor store and a cattle ranch. She publishes the popular SmallBizSurvival.com about small business and rural issues, based on her own successes and failures. She works with clients in the US and […]

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Tips for International Workshifting

Posted by on 29 July 2009

I absolutely love traveling.  Trying new foods.  Experiencing different cultures.  Meeting new people.  Trying new foods…wait, did I already say that?   Traveling for pleasure is easy, especially for the adventurous type, just make some basic plans, do a bit of research and on you go.  Traveling for business…not so much.  Add to this, international […]

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Today Amber Naslund stops by to share her thoughts on developing family balance while being a workshifter.  Amber is the Director of Community at Radian6 which keeps her on the road a lot.  Amber also maintains a blog, Altitude Branding, and can be found hanging out on Twitter. When you’re a workshifter, there’s often a […]

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The other day as I sat in a Me & Ollie’s Cafe enjoying a sandwich and trying to get some writing done on the fly, I had an encounter with a Space Hog. You’ve seen That Guy. Heck, you may have even been That Guy once or twice. Space Hogs make the concept of workshifting […]

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I’m a Gen Y’er. I’ve heard many versions of what my generation wants in the workforce so I thought I’d share my perspective. My perspective is in no way the answer to fulfilling Gen Y in the workforce because one of the staples of my generation is that we’re very different from person to person. […]

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Celebrating Home Enterprise Day

Posted by on 22 July 2009

Let’s Celebrate! Home Enterprise Day is happening on Friday, November 20th and Enterprise Nation (a resource website I founded in 2006) members are making plans to celebrate. The Day marks the first national celebration of home business. It’s being held as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week and the aim is to encourage more people to […]

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Today Greg Rollett jumps on the workshifting stage to provide lifestyle design tips that we can learn from rock stars.  Greg is a young entrepreneur that helps 20somethings live untraditional “rock star” lives.  He also helps musicians understand the importance of marketing and social media at Gen-Y Rock Stars.  He loves to meet other open-minded young people […]

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Today we have a guest post from Inga Rundquist.  Inga is PR Arsonist for MindFire Communications. She is celebrating her one year workshifting anniversary in August. Most of the time, she works out her home office in Chicago. You can connect with her on Twitter and on LinkedIn.  For workshifters, email is, without a doubt, the […]

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Working while on the road is complicated. Acclimating yourself to new cities or cultures. Getting to meetings. Finding internet access that won’t require you fork over the deed to your house.  While planning the company trip I’m on right now a major consideration was how I could stay fit while on the road. Two years […]

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I am new to the workshifting team so before I delve into the meat-and-potatoes of my first post, allow me to introduce myself.  First, although I am new to workshifting.com, I am not new to workshifting.  I have been telecommuting (rather than working for myself from home, i.e. freelancing) since 1995.  Back then, I thought upgrading […]

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