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The Remote Work Survival Guide

Emily Irish / July 25, 2017

Congratulations! You just got hired for your first remote job! A world of possibilities just opened up to you: You can now work in your PJs at any hour. Set your own schedule. Travel the world.

And while remote workers have been shown to feel happier and more valued at...

Ace College and Your Career with These 6 App Workflows

Emily Irish / July 20, 2017

There’s no denying it—software and technology play a massive role in pretty much every industry.

Yet even while software know-how is becoming a standard requirement for jobs, most colleges won't teach you even the basics of popular business software. It’s up to you to find and...

The Scheduling Tips Helping eSight Eyewear Give Sight to the Blind

Joey Blanco / July 19, 2017

Noah Kates Rose didn't have a typical first day when he started as a Business Analyst at eSight Eyewear. "That day, I was watching a demonstration of this gentleman who came in with his wife holding his arm because he couldn't see. We get him in the chair...

Better Brainstorming: The Most Effective Ways to Generate More Ideas

Aja Frost / July 18, 2017

The hero is faced with a huge—potentially insurmountable—challenge. A random event or object sparks their creativity, and suddenly they devise a brilliant solution to save the day.

As romantic as this narrative is, it’s also highly unrealistic. Most of us don’t spontaneously develop genius ideas. We...

The Best Invoicing Software: 16 Apps to Get Paid for Your Work

Matthew Guay / July 13, 2017

Invoicing should be the easiest part. You've already found clients, put in the hours, and done the job. It's time to get paid—and that should be simple.

It's so often not. Creating and sending an invoice can be such a hurdle, an inelegant dance of copy...

How eCommerce Subscription Box Craft Clubs Uses Zapier to Do More with Less

Joey Blanco / July 12, 2017

It’s not every day a company makes in a week what would usually take six months. But after 15 minutes on Dragon’s Den—the UK predecessor of Shark Tank—Craft Clubs walked away with a £75,000 investment, a new business partner in Sarah Willingham, and, by the...

Top 10 Strategies for Learning New Skills

Farheen Gani / July 11, 2017

We tend to think about gaining new skills like we think about winning the lottery:

"Gee, it'd sure be nice…"

"…Think of all I could do with those new skills and abilities!"

"…But the odds of achieving this are so small… mmm, gonna pass."

But while the lottery is...

The Art of Delegating: What and How to Delegate to Your Directs

Kathleen McAuliffe / July 6, 2017

Surprise! Pushing your unwanted projects onto someone else actually increases productivity for everyone. For the overworked manager juggling their business development duties with supervisory activities, delegating sounds like a gift from beyond.

Okay, thoughtlessly shoving your spreadsheets onto your intern won’t produce the same benefits as a carefully planned...

Welcoming Product Team Members Weston, Bethany, and Evan

Wade Foster / July 4, 2017

A note from Wade Foster, Zapier CEO:

I'm excited to welcome three recent additional members to the Zapier team. Weston, Bethany, and Evan all have been working hard at improving the Zapier experience for users like yourself. Weston, who is meticulous about understanding customers, has been working on our...

How to Make Difficult Decisions

Jory MacKay / June 29, 2017

Your decisions make you.

Whether you’re selling them as an entrepreneur, marketer, writer, or any other kind of knowledge worker, or facing a serious crossroads in your personal life, the choices you make today define your future.

So it’s no wonder that when it comes to our growth...