Entrepreneurship in the Face of Crisis

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The Gift of Adversity

The 2020 Coronavirus crisis and worldwide COVID19 pandemic, has grabbed our attention like nothing in our lifetime... For business owners and entrepreneurs, the notion of “business, as usual”, is not only impossible, it is hard to imagine when things will return to “normal” and what the new norm may feel like. But that in itself is not all bad...

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Here are 10 Secrets for Surviving Quarantine

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A Freelancer’s Perspective on Quarantine Readiness

As a freelance designer who works from home, I've basically been living in quarantine for years. In my solitude, I've had plenty of time to find ways to make it as pleasant as possible.

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5 Survival Rules Every Entrepreneur Absolutely Needs To Know

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Life-hardened Founder’s Advice 

This post is written as a shout out to passionate entrepreneurs everywhere who may be struggling to finance their venture. And while this “Dutch Uncle” advice may sound like heresy to some, it is informed by personal experience ...

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Step-by-Step Edits for the Perfect Profile Picture!

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Learn to Use Your Smartphone’s Photo Editing Features for a Perfect Profile Pic!

In my last blog on creating the perfect profile picture, I linked to a few free photo editing options and suggested the best way to create a flattering, natural photo was to adjust brilliance, highlights, shadows, and color temperature. It’s incredibly easy to over-edit a photo and to walk away from it looking like a caricature of yourself...

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Professional Tips For The Perfect Headshot

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Learn to Take a Beautiful DIY Profile Picture Every Time!

With the ease and access of smartphone cameras (not to mention the ever-increasing quality of them) it’s easy to believe everyone a photographer. When an employer wants a current headshot, though, that pretense can splinter! Here are some of the best ways to guarantee a gorgeous headshot.

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How to Engage the Nashville Creative Community

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MojoMediaPros Events Calendar – Your Guide to Connecting with Creatives in Nashville

Boasting a reputation as a hub to tech startups and creatives, Nashville is buzzing with many supportive meetups and networking opportunities. On any given week, you can find pockets of cross-discipline creatives gathering all across the city. So many in fact, it’s hard to keep up! No worries, Mojo has you covered! Check out our NEW Mojo Event calendar!

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Still the 'It' City: Nashvillians Reflect on Music City's Growth and Greatness

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Local entrepreneurs, officials, and thought leaders tell us what makes Nashville special.

We at MojoMediaPros love the fact that we live and work in Nashville!  

The city has been growing by more than 100 people a day, thanks in part to its affordable cost of living and that strong sense of community. Nashville is well-established in the health care and music industries. Its tourism sector is booming...

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Report Affirms MojoMediaPros’ On-demand Team Model

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Nation1099 Report Highlights the Challenges of Freelancing

It’s no secret that MojoMediaPros supports the greater freelance community. Nearly all of our Pros are independent contractors. So we were intrigued to see a recent report that shines a light on the growing gig economy.

According to The Career Freelancer Status Report 2018, many full-time freelancers say they’re satisfied with their career...

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Collision Trip Report

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New Orleans 2018

#CollisionConf, @CollisionHQ

The fifth annual Collision conference was held April 30 - May 3, in New Orleans, LA., The event is one of the fastest growing tech conferences in North America, including more than 25,000 attendees and 500 global media. I was in attendance this year and I thought I’d share my trip report for those of you who are curious about the event and were not able to attend.

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Nurturing Nashville's Freelance Economy

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Craft Content 2018 Presentation

I recently had the pleasure of speaking at Craft Content Nashville 2018. The talk I presented was an update and elaboration an article I posted in 2015, "Nurturing the Freelance Ecosystem". This new presentation touches on the mega-trend of the Gig Economy and shares some interesting statistics.

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Maximizing Web Presence to Attract Investors

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Recently, I had the opportunity to present to a group of startup business founders and entrepreneurs at the Nashville Entrepreneur Center. I was one of three presenters. The topic we were asked to speak on was the role of social media in grooming your company for investment. My piece was to address the role of SEO...
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Nurturing Freelance Ecosystems

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Introduction

In this article, I briefly share my experience and philosophy about supporting freelance communities and some practical advice for nurturing their ecosystems.

The Case For Freelance Symbiosis

I am no stranger to either freelancing or hiring freelancers. In fact, throughout my career, the companies I have founded and the projects I have managed have largely been staffed by freelance contractors. Recently, I calculated their number to be in excess of 1250 individuals. 

Freelance is not for everyone, but for those who can make it work...

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