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Business milestones should be achieved within the first 5 years
November 30, 2016

Weekly Newsletter for Freelancers

It's often said that the first 5 years in business are a real test of survival. As little as one in 10 new businesses make it to the five-year mark, according to varied statistics.

Every entrepreneur knows it’s tough to keep a business going. To consistently move forward in your business, focus on just one goal that will bring the biggest results. Choose a goal that best fits where you are right now in your business.

Business milestones are like checkpoints for entrepreneurs, signaling that a business venture is thriving and growing. Milestones are the events that occur on the way toward achieving the desired end results of business goals. They can be short- or long-term goals and can be easily achievable or challenging. Check out these 6 important milestones your business should have in the first 5 years.

Motivate Yourself!
“Laziness fuels more laziness. Activity fuels more activity.”
Being lazy can be a very unhealthy way to live life. Perhaps worst of all, it's very easy to fall into a pattern of being consistently lazy and unmotivated. How you manage your time and what you do with it now will affect you later on in life. However laziness has a deeper and darker cause that we don’t want to think about. Here are 10 simple habits to stop being lazy and become more productive!

Productivity Tip Of The Week

It’s crucial that freelancers create and maintain a good workspace. It's tempting to view your workspace as merely a utilitarian arrangement: desk, chair, computer, and lamp. But, investing a little in the environment from which you produce your life's work can vastly improve both the life and the work. Here are 5 workspace essentials that can boost your productivity.

Work-Life Balance Tip Of The Week

Ultimately, despite the downsides, job satisfaction is very strongly associated with mental health, and self-employment has often been associated with higher job satisfaction. So if freelancing is a good fit for you and your chosen career, it will probably tend to make you happier as well, especially if you follow these steps.

Financial Tip Of The Week

Setting and negotiating rates seems to be one of the most challenging tasks for a freelancer. It can be more difficult when you're not prepared for a negotiation, and not having enough time to prepare. Here are 5 things you can do when you have to negotiate and don't have time to prepare.

Freelancers And Cyber Security

We have gained approval from Robert Siciliano to bring you extracts from his books related to cyber security for freelancers. Robert Siciliano is an identity theft expert and consultant. He also gives self defense and personal safety seminars. Robert provides safety and identity theft fraud prevention tips and advice on multimedia channels in the United States. We have his approval to bring you weekly extracts from his books:

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