Startup Resources

How Remote Accounting Can Keep Your Finances In Order

The cash flow of your business is too important to get wrong. Rowan Minnion needed someone with the experience to understand his business who could work within his budget. Remote accounting helped him find the perfect fit. In this interview with oDesk, Rowan explains how he found the right accountant, and how he's integrated her into is business despite the thousands of miles between them. Read Full Article

The Way We Work

The Freelance Revolution Is Upon Us!

53 million Americans are freelancing, and many people feel the best days of the freelance job market are still ahead. We are on the cusp of a revolution where "labor" is breaking free of traditional management structures to experience unprecedented autonomy. These changes mean big changes for managers and workers. 15Five's David Hassell explains four trends he feels are shaping this "eyes on/hands off environment." Read Full Article

The Way We Work

Perspectives on the Future of Work: September 2nd

oDesk's weekly column brings you the latest news on hiring and managing teams, freelancing and the future of work. This week's roundup highlights the kind of support teams need to thrive, how professionals are finding success on YouTube, a test to see whether you're a workaholic, and a look at what the most productive people know about crafting a good to-do list. Read Full Article

Online Work Tips & Best Practices

Perspectives on the Future of Work: August 26th

oDesk's weekly column brings you the latest news on hiring and managing teams, freelancing and the future of work. In this week's column, we highlight the latest on how to keep your business going, even when you're not around; what it takes to successfully manage senior-level professionals; lessons on promoting gender equality in the workplace; and tips to help you achieve work-life balance Read Full Article

The Way We Work

The Hero’s Journey: Adapting To The New World of Work

The road ahead isn't business as usual. A new report from Deloitte traces a roadmap through the new business landscape, flagging pressures for both companies and individuals trying to find a way forward. In "The Hero's Journey Through the Landscape of the Future," Deloitte's Center for the Edge looks at how the Big Shift — a combination of technology and public policy trends — is changing the way we work and what it takes to stay competitive. Read Full Article