How to Put Together a Remote Team That Slays

There are plenty of benefits to employing a remote workforce. No matter what type or size of business you run, you can land top-notch talent from across the globe, save money, and make your operations more efficient, among other things.

But the success of your remote team will largely depend on recruiting the right people and employing effective management strategies. If you’re a female business owner on the verge of putting together a team of remote workers, check out these practical tips.

Evaluate Your Business Structure

One of the most fundamental steps of starting a business is choosing what type of business structure to set up. Even if you have an established business, it’s best practice to revisit your structure from time to time to ensure it is suiting the needs of your company.

If you’re planning to put together a remote team, consider forming an LLC. Doing so can result in various tax benefits, limited liability, and many other perks. Also, think about setting up a “doing business as” for your business. This will allow you to sell products or services under a different name, among other things.

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Hiring a Freelance Designer: What Entrepreneurs Need to Know

Designing and developing a website or app is tedious work. It requires extensive knowledge of UX, design, and code. While hiring an in-house developer might seem like the best course of action, many small businesses cannot afford to employ such a developer full-time. Therefore, entrepreneurs should consider hiring an independent contractor or freelancer.

There are plenty of platforms on which you can find skilled app designers and developers. But what do you need to know in order to hire the right person for your job?

Here’s a primer on hiring a freelance designer or developer.

Know your business

As the saying goes: you have to know where you are to know where you’re going. Before you start the hunt for a web designer, you must first look at your own business. Who are you? What do you do? What sets you apart from the competition? The answer to these questions will dictate how you start your search.

Think of it this way: you’re selling yourself to a freelancer just as much as they’re selling themselves to you. In order to create a compelling partnership, you must present a knowledgeable, stable front.

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Small Business Management Tips for Growth-Minded Entrepreneurs

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Maintaining a growth mindset is essential for transforming your one-person startup into a thriving business. Focusing on the growth of your business will help you land more customers, expand your market, and optimize your business model to better align with your audience. But finding the time to grow your business can be challenging. There’s just so much to get done every day! Keep reading to learn how you can free up your time and save yourself from a few headaches as you scale your business.

First, make sure you understand the legal implications of making changes to your business. If you change your business address, name, or structure, you will need to report this in your annual report. Don’t neglect this step! Failing to file your annual report could leave you open to state fees or penalties.

Get Comfortable Outsourcing and Delegating

Knowing when to outsource and delegate work is one of the most important business skills you can have. By handing some of your responsibilities off to someone else, you will have more time for business projects that set that stage for growth. Delegation doesn’t have to be expensive. Zapier recommends delegating within your team before you outsource to freelancers. Using automation software can also help you save time without hiring new employees or paying experts to take on your work.

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Summer Reading Material That Makes Good Business Leaders Great

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Summer is the ideal time to dive into a good book. You can sit in the sun and enjoy the fresh air, whether you’re on your lunch break or enjoying a quick getaway to your own backyard.

While you’re enjoying your time off, why not take the opportunity to read something that helps you to grow as a business leader? Leaders set the tone for organizational culture, influence change, and directly affect morale. That can sound like a heavy load to bear, but the following titles will ease you into positive growth in both your personal and professional life.

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Surefire Ways to Attract More Guests to Your Hotel

Running a hotel can be tough, even if it is located in the popular Miami Beach area.  With dozens of different hotel options, building brand loyalty among guests and patrons can be very hard for even the most prestigious hotel.  The best way to build brand loyalty is to understand why your current guests frequent your location and to evaluate each and every aspect of your hotel.  Below are some other ideas and tips to bring more guests to your establishment and to create brand loyalty with your current guests.

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How Social Media Can Help in Real Estate

The Team at Oasis Consulting Group has worked with many real estate agents in Miami Beach.  By utilizing their extensive knowledge and experience with social media and digital marketing, this consulting company has created a unique brand based around a combination of the generational trends all of the members of the team have learned, and the trial and error they have learned from their clients, and by implementing the basic principles they have come up with, Oasis Consulting Group has managed to gain an impressive selection of customers on a huge scale by implementing these basic principles.

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5 Tools Everyone In The Real Estate Industry Should Be Using

Organization and efficiency is key to being a successful real estate agent and no one knows that more than the team at Oasis Consulting Group, a highly respected consulting company, specializing in business development and marketing/social media campaign design and implementation.  By providing our clients with comprehensive research and everything they may need in order to run their business successfully and smoothly, we have found a few tools that have been helpful in keeping us organized and efficient.  Below are the top 5 tools that every real estate agent needs.

Tool #1: Cloud based software is the number one tool all realtors need.  Sites like Google Drive, DropBox, and Carbonite are great assets.  Not only are they accessible via your PC or Laptop and mobile devices but the interactive and user-friendly interface and plugins allow you to share files easily with your associates and clients.

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5 Tips for Using Social Media

The various social media platforms have steadily gained popularity amongst consumers from all industries.  Using social media successfully is a challenge for some businesses, causing them to experience a decline in sales and customer satisfaction.  Below are a few tips on how to create a successful and effective social media campaign.

Tip #1: It is essential to make sure that the social media campaign associated with the company is innovative, creative, and able to capture and maintain the audience’s attention.  If the consumers grow bored with the content provided to them, or worse offended, the company will experience a variety of negative consequences up to and even including, going out of business.

Tip #2: Concentrate on providing customers with quality content.  Most times business owners forget that it is not always quantity that is important, but rather quality is what will drive and keep their readers.  By providing a comprehensive plan for each of the social media platforms companies will be able to ensure that they develop respect amongst their consumers.

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5 Creative Digital Marketing Ideas for Any Industry

With 2016 just starting there are a lot of companies looking to step out from behind their competitor’s shadows in order to be at the forefront in the marketing game.  However, when coming up with a killer marketing campaign it can be very hard to design something creative, innovative, and effective.  Below are five creative digital marketing ideas that can be used in any industry.

Idea #1: Ensure the company has credibility – Before starting any type of digital marketing campaign it is important that the business focuses at least 30 – 60 days of their campaign gaining credibility online.  Whether they sign up for one of the popular social media sites, or build a website, the point is that not too many people are going to trust someone who has no online presence.

Idea #2: Get employees involved – Allowing employees to have access to the company’s social media account is a great way to show customers non bias opinions of the product or service.  However, it is imperative that there are standard, strict, clear, concise guidelines, as the wrong post can destroy a business’s reputation.

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