Archive for April, 2010

8 reasons why one may sometimes work without charge as a freelancer

Filed by team twago on April 30, 2010
8 reasons why one may sometimes work without charge as a freelancer

Nobody goes to work in order to be without payment at the end of the month. The same holds true for freelancers and self-employed, who self-dependently have to chase for deals and thus also for payment. Nevertheless, especially for this professional group the case may arise that they have to finalize projects without charge. Most […]

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Savings opportunity for founders: 6 tips to reduce your costs

Filed by team twago on April 29, 2010
Savings opportunity for founders: 6 tips to reduce your costs

The new trend is founding a company, and this for as little money as possible. As great as the call for independence and self-determination is, lots of people under-estimate the costs which arise while founding a company. Especially if one works full-time as a founder right away, one needs reserve funds, because even if one […]

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Service Provider Structure

Filed by team twago on April 25, 2010
Service Provider Structure

Intermediation platforms like twago are based on the business model of bringing together service providers and customers. Customers are looking for suitable service providers that have the necessary skills for the completion of the projects and jobs, which they intend to outsource. The number of potential service providers is large and continuously growing. It is […]

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6 Essential Soft Skills for Freelancers

Filed by team twago on April 23, 2010
6 Essential Soft Skills for Freelancers

In today’s work environment, it is often the little things that set you apart from your coworkers. Small habits and attitudes, in addition to the purely professional skills, often make the difference between success and failure: the so-called soft skills. It could be the way you make a presentation, your rhetoric, social competence or your […]

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Finances for Freelancers

Filed by team twago on April 21, 2010
Finances for Freelancers

Everybody enjoys working on things they really like: programmers code, designers make graphics and translators bring texts from one language into another. And then there are tasks, which are rather dreadful – like finances – a necessary evil. Freelancers and self-employed are a one-person company. In other words, they are boss, controller, sales and distribution […]

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The new kind of Online Shops – Open Source

Filed by team twago on April 20, 2010
The new kind of Online Shops – Open Source

  More and more online-shop operators focus on open-source programmes to design their webshop. In comparison to self-developed systems these have the advantage that they are inexpensive and simple to install. In addition, the programs are partially available within the public domain and expandable with open sources add-ins at one’s discretion. In other words, each […]

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New features on twago

Filed by team twago on April 15, 2010
New features on twago

In the past weeks our programmers and product developers have installed several new functionalities on the twago platform. The new functionalities improve the safety of the call for tenders and the process of awarding projects . An important novelty is the verification of accounts for customers and service providers. Users with a verified account enjoy […]

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10 useful online tools for freelancers and self-employed

Filed by team twago on April 12, 2010
10 useful online tools for freelancers and self-employed

Most of the time lots of freelancers and self-employed work with their PC – programmers create code, designers create graphics or translators change texts from one language to another. Most of this work is not accomplishable and transmittable to the customer without a PC. Consequently, many programmes are installed on these computers. However, there are […]

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Cultural differences and international co-operation 3: Israel between time and space

Filed by team twago on April 9, 2010
Cultural differences and international co-operation 3: Israel between time and space

In its present form Israel was founded after the Second World War and gained independence on 14 May 1948, today is the national holiday.  With inhabitants from more than 100 countries and 5 continents, the country is very multi-cultural and in principle very open-minded with a positive attitude towards the new and unknown. One might […]

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The customer as unknown entity

Filed by team twago on April 8, 2010
The customer as unknown entity

As a freelancer one enjoys lots of advantages. One of them being the fact that one may select  business partners at one’s liberty. It is feasible without any problem whatsoever to reject a co-operation enquiry and to refuse to work together with a particular customer. This sounds rather simple, however it is not possible without […]

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8 reasons for outsourcing

Filed by team twago on April 7, 2010
8 reasons for outsourcing

Lots of large enterprises or companies make extensive use of outsourcing as this brings many advantages. However, not only the „Big Players“ can profit from outsourcing processes or tasks respectively, even for smaller or medium-sized businesses, the so-called SMBs, it is worthwhile to resort to external service providers. In one of our previous articles we […]

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We would like to wish you a Happy Easter!

Filed by team twago on April 1, 2010
We would like to wish you a Happy Easter!

In Germany everyone is going crazy today to finish work and go home for having a nice weekend with family and friends: Easter is coming, it’s the Christian religious holiday to feasting the resurrection of Jesus. But in Germany we don’t only feasting Jesus, we also let the easter bunny hide some easter eggs and […]

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