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In a province in which there are 690,000 foreclosed properties, this town prospers because of its farming co-op:
With virtually no police, crime or unemployment, meet the Spanish town described as a democratic, socialist utopia. Unemployment is non-existent in Marinaleda, an Andalusian village in southern Spain that is prosperous thanks to its farming cooperative. On the face of it, the Spanish town of M
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Top 20 #CustomerService Soft Skills to Master

In today’s customer service, soft skills are critically essential. This Infographic highlights 20 most-needed soft skills that every customer-facing employee in your organization must master to dramatically improve their interactions with customers and increase customer satisfaction: http://goo.gl/6pSKJf #businesstips
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Controversial artist Richard Prince screenshotted and sold public Instagram photos without permission. Here's how he isn't violating copyright laws.
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“Right Livelihood” is one of the requirements of the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path. It is clear, therefore, that there must be such a thing as Buddhist economics.
"Work and leisure are complementary parts of the same living process and cannot be separated without destroying the joy of work and the blis
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In our rapidly changing, globalized world, we all need to understand how food has made us who we are today and how it shapes our future. Starting with the May issue of National Geographic magazine and continuing through 2014, National Geographic explores our complex relationship with what we eat and where our food comes from.
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I'm starting a directory of independents, freelancers, consultants and virtual assistants so that we can reach out to each other for coalition building. For free inclusion and access, visit and complete the form below.
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I'M STARTING A DIRECTORY OF INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS, FREELANCERS, CONSULTANTS and VIRTUAL ASSISTANTS...

I've been contemplating this since Freelancers Union (in cooperation with Elance-oDesk) came out last fall with "Freelancing in America: A National Survey of the New Workforce". This survey estimated that one-third of the population may engage in at least some freelancing activities - and that we're not an insignificant contributor to the economy as a whole.

Former US Secretary of Labor Robert Reich believes that the 'flexible economy' or 'gig economy' or 'share economy' (whichever term you prefer) is putting each of us in an unsustainable death spiral back to an almost feudal state, because we operate in a variable cost sphere while existing in a fixed cost world. While the latter part of that statement is true, I disagree with the good professor as to the return to 19th Century sweatshop conditions.

For one thing, both Professor Reich and the recently-released GAO/BLS survey (http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/669766.pdf) seem not to know who to - and who to not - classify in this group. The GAO survey, for example, doesn't appear to know how to count us - but they're pretty sure we're somewhere between 5 and 33% of the workforce. That's a big spread. They also think we're under-educated and impoverished as a class.

As I mentioned, I've been mulling it over and looking at historical parallels. The one thing I've noticed has succeeded repeatedly is members of a community turning to "their own" FIRST and outward only when necessary. In other words, need your dishwasher fixed? Find someone reputable via Task Rabbit (or similar). New website? Look for a techie freelancer. Need an instant group of people to staff a one-time phone bank campaign? Look to a customer service VA, maybe.
To do that, we have to know who's out there and what it is that they do. I haven't been able to find any free-to-the-community directories - which kind of defeats the whole "it takes a village" thing. That's why I'm starting a directory.

I've created a Google Form to collect the data. It's not much, but it's a beginning! If you'd like to be included, please add your data to the list. And you're welcome to share the link with friends and colleagues.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17obrOZKAM8mnLyU8jxvz38ZCKBrMOvwnna8m8YOr2-E/viewform
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Freelance Statistics 2015: The #Freelance Economy in Numbers
Freelance statistics are a great way to show you how you’re not alone in wanting to go freelance, how others are finding the freelance environment and how freelancers contribute to the overall economy. Following yesterday’s post and discussion on the 5 new types of freelancers, I’ve pulled together more freelance stats from the US, UK and further afield for …
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Have you taken the time to document your business policies AND share them with your clients? I highly recommend you do to help avoid potential problems. Read my latest blog post on how and why you need this document. 
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Chicago-based consultant engaged in operations management and organizational governance as well as project management and virtual assistant services in all sectors, with special consideration given to 501(c) and 527 non-profits.

Extensive experience with 501(c)(3), (4), (5) and (6) organizations in paid and volunteer capacities. Serves on and with boards of directors, with executive management, conducts pro bono consultations for Taproot Foundation and volunteer management for a state-level chapter of a national organization.

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