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Project Cost Estimating: How to Nail Your Estimates

Does this situation sound familiar? You’ve billed a client for 50 hours of work, but the project is slowly creeping towards 75 hours. Research, meetings, and revision requests have taken longer than you bargained for.  The project is spiraling out of control, scope creep is closing in, and you’re losing sleep because of all the

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Project Estimation Techniques: A PM’s Handbook

“I’ve done this a million times–let’s skip estimating just this once.” Famous last words. You rush through the beginning estimates only to miss deadlines, blow budgets, and draw raised eyebrows from clients.  But nailing your project estimates will help you save countless projects from failure, and it’s a non-negotiable if you want to keep your

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How To Track Billable Hours & Increase Profits by 20%

Accurately tracking their billable hours helped PR Firm, Sweat+Co, recuperate 20% of their profitability. What was their secret? Increased visibility. They discovered that their team spent too much time on non-billable client work. Projects were being pushed into the red by inefficiency and over-serving, ultimately leading to their profits taking a big hit. Accurately tracking

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Why Toggl Chose ROWE Over 40 Hour Workweeks

At Toggl, we’ve been living and touting the benefits of working from anywhere since 2014. Not just that, but we’ve also made a big bet on the future of remote work by creating tools that enable distributed teams to be more productive and successful. Working remotely has worked out well for us, too. Hundreds of

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5 Things No One Told You About Leading a Team

Maybe you just got promoted, or maybe you’ve been a manager for a while now. Either way, you probably have your own personal approach to leading a team.

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Best Freelancer Websites for Every Type of Freelancer in 2021

With 35% of the US workforce run by freelancers, and 45% of them providing services in the technical space, freelancing is no longer a “hobby” but a respectable career.

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Stressed at Work: Why Your Employees Are Stressed, and How To Help

There’s a wealth of advice for individuals on how to manage stress. But what’s collectively stressing us out at work in 2021? And what can employers do about it?

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How To Deal With Stress at Work: 5 Easy Tips

Many of the causes of workplace stress are beyond our control, whether it’s pandemic-related pressures or difficult co-workers. But there are still ways that individuals can deal with stress at work.

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How To Deal With Difficult People at Work 

We’ve all had to deal with challenging people in the workplace. Maybe you’ve had a mean-spirited manager who was over-critical. Maybe you worked with a colleague who slacked on the job, to the detriment of your own productivity. Maybe you’re even working with a difficult person at work right now.

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11 Common Body Language Mistakes (And How to Bust Them)

The way you say something is just as important as the words you use, so you need to be extra careful in making sure that confused body language doesn’t muddle your message.

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5 Ways to Increase Workplace Flexibility in 2021

Chances are, this isn’t the first time you’re hearing about the growing need for flexibility in the office. But sometimes it’s hard to know what people mean when they talk about it, if only because workplace flexibility has become something of a buzzword.

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Why It’s Good to Be a Jack of All Trades in the Workplace

As a content writer, screenwriter, and journalist who has written everything from personal finance blog posts to fictional time travel stories to climate change reporting, I am most certainly a generalist.