Team

In today’s technology driven world, more and more businesses are relying on virtual teams and other non-traditional teams. We explore all the different ways you can make your team more effective at communication, meetings, project management and more.

Basecamp vs Teamwork: Which Is the Better Project Management Tool?

Team collaborating on computers in coference room

Need to better manage your team’s projects, tasks, hours and more? There are some extremely user-friendly tools on the market to help you streamline these cumbersome management issues and not break your budget. Basecamp and Teamwork Projects are two of the best project and task management tools on the market. Which one is best for your team? Check out our Basecamp vs Teamwork comparison to find out which software tool comes out on top…

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Successfully Managing A Virtual Team

Team Google hangout

As an online publishing company here at We Rock Your Web, our team works all over the world. Further, every member of our team works virtually from their respective home offices. In fact, we rarely meet in person and more than 50% of the team have never met the majority of their teammates. Does this sound familiar? It is a rapidly growing trend and one you might want to consider when seeking your next job or in making business formation decisions.

But, how do you keep employees on task and team-oriented when they are not on-site to keep an eye on? Here are a few of of our top picks when it comes to managing virtual teams. We know them well because we use them virtually every single day to help build team morale and keep everyone on the same page…

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4 Ways to Use a Virtual Assistant to Keep You From Panicking

Help on keyboard

If you’re part of a large and busy team or just started your own business as an entrepreneur or co-founder, you know that there are a lot of things that keep you busy during the day. Sometimes, the things that keep you busy are the very same things keep you away from your work. These tasks can easily handled by someone else, giving you back your time, your energy, and your creativity to work on bigger (and probably more important) projects. If you work at a corporation, you may or may not have an assistant already, but even if you do, it’s likely that you share the assistant or that he/she doesn’t have any marketing experience. With the increasing importance of having a digital presence and existing in an online work environment, a VA with social media/marketing experience is key. Here are four ways that a detail-oriented virtual assistant can help you reach your goals (and lower your stress levels!)…

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Interview with Peter Coppinger, Teamwork Founder & CEO

Peter Coppinger

Peter Coppinger went from an idea of creating a project management tool to a company with 20+ employees and more than 1 million customers in nearly every country around the globe. What started as a tool to compete with the likes of Basecamp has evolved into a full suite of products including time management tracking, chat, help desk and more. He began coding the first version of the software on his sister’s sofa and hasn’t looked back since. The business has evolved, re-branded and experienced explosive growth with no plans of stopping anytime soon. Learn more about Peter’s background, find out what’s in store for the future of Teamwork (our #1 pick for the best project management software) and get some advice from this Irish businessman who rocks the web…

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How to Hire an Amazing Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistant sitting at desk

If you’re part of a large and busy team or just started your own business as an entrepreneur or co-founder, you know that there are a lot of things that keep you busy during the day. Sometimes, the things that keep you busy are the very same things keep you away from your work. These tasks can easily handled by someone else, giving you back your time, your energy, and your creativity to work on bigger (and probably more important) projects. If you work at a corporation, you may or may not have an assistant already, but even if you do, it’s likely that you share the assistant or that he/she doesn’t have any marketing experience. With the increasing importance of having a digital presence and existing in an online work environment, a VA with social media/marketing experience is key. Here are four ways that a detail-oriented virtual assistant can help you reach your goals (and lower your stress levels!)…

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Elance vs Odesk: Find the Best Freelance Opportunities

Elance vs Upwork

Freelancing offers individuals an opportunity to define their own schedules while pursuing projects of their choosing. From writing to mobile app design work, more and more companies are looking to hire out creative work to individuals online. Elance and oDesk are two major players when it comes to connecting companies with freelance writers, designers, marketers, and much more. If you can do something, and do something well, there is a good chance someone is looking for you to step in and tackle projects both large and small. Elance and oDesk provide a marketplace for individuals to showcase their talents, and companies to mine talent pools for the right fit for the job they have. We reviewed both companies and have detailed our findings, offering you our insights on everything from getting paid to finding the right niche for your freelance work…

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Follow These Basic Rules To Maintain Proper Email Etiquette

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As modern electronics have taken us into an age of technology, many of the everyday aspects of communication have changed. Rather than depending upon pen and paper or even telephone as a means of communication, most people now depend upon e-mail. It is crucial to know how to compose an e-mail while maintaining the appropriate rules of etiquette in a variety of situations…

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