Archive for September, 2010

How to get more projects

Filed by team twago on September 30, 2010
How to get more projects

Life is difficult for self-employed people and freelancers. The times of ambling to an office with the same daily tasks are over. How do I submit a good offer? Self-employment means to reel in your own jobs and consciously decide, which projects to take on. At times, this can be rather difficult. The abundance of […]

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Why freelancers should blog – or not

Filed by team twago on September 28, 2010
Why freelancers should blog – or not

The term blogging is commonly known. Everyone is allowed to blog, and many do it. This means that there are countless blogs on the Internet. Whether they are private individuals, freelancers, self-employed, or large corporations, blogging is almost obligatory and an integral part of modern communication strategies. In this article we explain why entrepreneurs should […]

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Bella Italia – Working with Italy

Filed by team twago on September 23, 2010
Bella Italia – Working with Italy

Beautiful landscapes, the Mediterranean, sun, beaches, one thousand years of culture, or Rimini – those are probably the first things that come to your mind when thinking of Italy. Many know Italy as a popular holiday country, where you would rather forget about your work than think about prospective contractual partners. The number of start-ups […]

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Lost in translation 3: When in Rome…

Filed by team twago on September 23, 2010
Lost in translation 3: When in Rome…

5 questions for Stella von der Embse, student and freelancer for public relations at twago.de. While still in school, Stella spent one year in Italy. Currently, she is studying “Communicational Linguistics” at the University of Potsdam. For how long were you in Italy? What did you do there? I spent 11th grade, 2002/2003, in Italy. […]

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The online profile – your digital business card

Filed by team twago on September 21, 2010
The online profile – your digital business card

Millions of people already have an online profile. Private information like hobbies, personal background, and marital status are shared without concern. Despite numerous debates about data security and theft, thousands expose themselves publicly on the Internet with unpredictable consequences. The Internet is, so to speak, your digitalised reputation. If you leave your traces in social […]

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The Netherlands – So close and yet so far

Filed by team twago on September 17, 2010
The Netherlands – So close and yet so far

“Although the Netherlands are very close to Germany, many entrepreneurs only realise on first contact that their foreign business partners have a different mentality,” Marlies Komorowski of the DNHK (German-Dutch Chamber of Commerce) explains. Though Germany and the Netherlands are very close, culture may not always be the same. Those differences will be even more […]

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1 year of twago – Berlin Based Start-Up Changes The World Of Working

Filed by team twago on September 15, 2010
1 year of twago – Berlin Based Start-Up Changes The World Of Working

Lack of skilled labour encourages growth Hacker attack causes trouble One year ago, the Internet start-up twago.de took up work. Today, 15 employees work at the twago office in central Berlin. A mere 12 months later, the marketplace for professional programmers, designers, and business experts has grown to be the largest project platform of international […]

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Is CRM useful for small and medium sized businesses?

Filed by team twago on September 13, 2010
Is CRM useful for small and medium sized businesses?

Systematic customer orientation is one of the most important pillars of modern corporate governance. Individual customer service and a direct sales approach are particularly relevant for large enterprises. For some time now, modern information technologies have made possible a direct sales approach and systematic customer care. The idea is simple: Computer systems can access a […]

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IT-Mittelstand: IT experts from the worldwide web

Filed by team twago on September 13, 2010
IT-Mittelstand: IT experts from the worldwide web

For German SMB magazine IT-Mittelstand, issue 09/2010 twago contributed a technical article about the lack of talents – and how to deal with this problem. After the crisis, the financial recovery implicated massive increase in employment which even led to a lack of talents. Especially in the field of IT, there are many unfilled positions. […]

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Reasons for the failure of new businesses

Filed by team twago on September 9, 2010
Reasons for the failure of new businesses

The Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology has, together with the European Centre for Economy, published a study with the title: “Reasons for the failure of new enterprises within the first 5 years of their existence.” The study names the most common mistakes, which can eventually lead to the failure of start-ups. It analyses 3000 […]

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Coworking – the trend towards creative togetherness

Filed by team twago on September 8, 2010
Coworking – the trend towards creative togetherness

Nowadays everyone knows what the term home office signifies. Latest insights however, show a trend away from working “home alone” and towards creative, flexible, shared offices. This new way of working out of the USA is called coworking. Particularly freelancers, creative workers, and small start-ups are already making use of the positive synergy effects of […]

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Twago joined the 9th Berlin Company Run

Filed by team twago on September 7, 2010
Twago joined the 9th Berlin Company Run

The Berlin Company Run took place for the 9th time in the German capital. Over 7,500 participants came together on friday night to run the 6km long distance around the Tiergarten. Of course the twago team participated as well. Six motivated employees gave their best for the company! Dressed in our brand new twago t-shirts […]

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Berlin maximal: Start up of the month

Filed by team twago on September 6, 2010
Berlin maximal: Start up of the month

Berlin maximal, the business magazine for SMBs in the region of the greater Berlin area, is published by Berlin’s newspaper, tagesspiegel.de. The editors of Berlin maximal nominate the “Startup of the month” for every issue of the montly magazine. In the services sector, twago was award startup of the month for September 2010. After interviewing […]

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