Archive for August, 2010

How do I make optimal use of an intermediation platform for projects?

Filed by team twago on August 29, 2010
How do I make optimal use of an intermediation platform for projects?

Many freelancers have a regular clientele, which ensures a constant stream of orders. This is in many ways advantageous. They know how to deal with the peculiarities of certain customers and how to communicate with them. Furthermore, they are familiar with the orders, which suit their personal skill level. Many freelancers, however, want to work […]

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Virtual Cooperation – Collaboration without Borders

Filed by team twago on August 27, 2010
Virtual Cooperation – Collaboration without Borders

New York, Shanghai, Berlin, and back again. The collaboration in international teams used to be associated with time consuming travels and the corresponding costs. Due to modern communication technology these transatlantic journeys have become obsolete. Virtual cooperation is the motto. The characteristic of virtual communication is the geographical distribution of the team members, who form […]

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Working with intercultural teams

Filed by team twago on August 24, 2010
Working with intercultural teams

An intercultural team can be of great advantage when it comes to solving complex problems, as different points of view are coming together. At the same time, cultural diversity comes along with some diffculties. Entrepreneurs often underestimate the cultural implications of such a cooperation. We dive head first into joint projects, true to the motto: […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day – the Chinese one

Filed by team twago on August 16, 2010
Happy Valentine’s Day – the Chinese one

Today is Chinese Valentine’s Day. Like everywhere else in the world, the Chinese Valentine’s Day is an adaption of American Consumerism. People send their loved ones flowers, sweets, or other little gifts. In China, however, people do not only give this type of present to THE one, but also to everyone else they really like. […]

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The end of colonialism: Today, India celebrates its 63rd year of independence

Filed by team twago on August 15, 2010
The end of colonialism: Today, India celebrates its 63rd year of independence

Today, India celebrates its 63rd Independence Day. On August 15, 1947, after extensive fights and negotiations, India finally gained its independence from what was then called the British Empire. With the new, independent India, the final design of the national flag was completed. The tricolour of saffron, white, and green represents the fortitude and courage, […]

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7 tips on how to get your money

Filed by team twago on August 13, 2010
7 tips on how to get your money

In an earlier article, we reported on how to best react should a customer refuse to pay. In order to avoid payment reminders and tedious claims processes altogether, you, as a service provider, can make certain provisions: Credit assessment: especially when you have agreed on terms of payment, you should verify the customer’s creditworthiness. Apart […]

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Motivation – your personal catalyst

Filed by team twago on August 10, 2010
Motivation – your personal catalyst

Everyone talks about it, many know about it, but are rarely sure where it comes from: motivation. “Today I am very motivated.” You can hear it being said on every street corner. But where does this feeling come from? The wish to be responsible for one thing and invest more into it than into other […]

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10 typical pricing mistakes

Filed by team twago on August 8, 2010
10 typical pricing mistakes

Only recently we discussed influential factors for the pricing of services when applying for a project and the amount you should measure yourself on. Your price should therefore level with the market value, supply and demand, as well as the cost prices. In addition to these reference points, you should also avoid typical mistakes during […]

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5 tips on how to lower your business costs

Filed by team twago on August 6, 2010
5 tips on how to lower your business costs

You can increase your profits with other measures than raising your prises. In order to achieve an optimal profit margin, you should keep accumulating cost (for employees, insurance, rent, etc.) as low as possible. Here are a few tips on how to lower costs: Personnel costs: every business needs employees. The number and cost of […]

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twago is moving

Filed by team twago on August 5, 2010
twago is moving

Eagerly awaited and anticipated and now, finally accomplished – our move. Generally, start-ups begin with only a few employees. The first office is set up in a colleague’s living room, laptops are plugged in, and the work can begin. Over time, tasks multiply and so does the number of employees. And soon it is time […]

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Bookkeeping for business founders

Filed by team twago on August 3, 2010
Bookkeeping for business founders

A tidy house, a tidy mind. Cleanliness is next to godliness.  There are many more pearls of wisdom like that and many of them can be applied to the business world as well. For example when bookkeeping is concerned. Entrepreneurs or freelancers, who have their finances under control, have their entire business under control. Essentially, […]

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Launching a business correctly – what do I need to consider?

Filed by team twago on August 1, 2010
Launching a business correctly – what do I need to consider?

To avoid getting lost in a chaos of forms, you should prepare thoroughly for the tasks ahead. Not only do you have to see to your insurance, you also have to adhere to statutory guidelinesand register with the respective agencies. A good business idea is the first step towards your own company. The euphoria of […]

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