Mark Scherzer

Mark Scherzer is a writer and communications expert with over 15 years of experience. He’s worked for Fortune 500 companies, produced content for digital startups, written for television, created curricula for education companies and developed programs for non-profits. He is also the author of “Hire Me, Hollywood” published by Adams media, a division of Simon and Schuster.

Recent articles by Mark Scherzer

Time Well SPENT: Chicago Bleisure Travel

Chicago. Chi-town. The Windy City. Home of the Bulls and deep dish pizza. Did you know this city is also home to the nation’s largest convention center? We’re talking 2.6 million square feet of pure exhibition space. For those of you headed there for your next tradeshow, I’ve included a list of cool things to … Continued


Meet Cary Strange: Chief Revenue Officer

When Cary Strange was fresh out of college his dad, a successful VC, helped him launch a software company. He’s been in the start-up world ever since, having been involved in about a dozen start-ups and early stage companies, with roughly half of those ventures ending in successful exits. Not a bad track record. As Chief … Continued


New SPENT Features You Need Right Now!

One of the great things about working at SPENT is being part of a team that’s hardwired to innovate. We’re always looking for new ways to provide added value to freelancers and business owners. Take expense reimbursement for example. Typically, an employee submits a report, then waits, and waits, and yes waits until next payroll … Continued


NYC Freelancers Catch a Break… And You Can Too!

In May 2017, New York City passed the “Freelance Isn’t Free Act,” benefitting an estimated 1.4 million hardworking New York freelancers. This law is good news for those in the big apple, as well as those around the country. I’ll get to that shortly. First, what exactly is the “Freelance isn’t Free Act” besides a … Continued


Time Well SPENT: Miami Bleisure Travel

You’ve just found out you’ll be headed to Miami on business. Since your work will wrap up on a Friday morning, why not take a couple of extra days to enjoy the sun and surf before heading back to the office? Turn that business trip into a bleisure trip and enjoy business and leisure together.


Time Well SPENT: Las Vegas Bleisure Travel

Bleisure is the result of merging two words together to create a new one – like Brexit, bromance or Brangelina, pre-break-up of course. In this case, it’s the blending of business and leisure, a fast-growing trend among business travelers. More and more people are extending their trips to unwind, see the sites, or hang by the pool.


The 5 Things Every Freelancer Should Know

Choosing to enter the freelance world is a big step. Whether you’re doing it because you’ve been laid off from work or simply want to be your own boss, there are many things you’ll need to know before taking the plunge. I’ve boiled it down to my top five, in no particular order. Have a … Continued


Cash Back Locations: Getting the Most out of Your Vacation

Traveling is one of the most enjoyable things life has to offer. Paying for it is another matter altogether. We at SPENT share your passion for travel, but we also value saving money. That’s why we’re partnering with online retailers, restaurants, hotels, and rental car companies to offer you the best cash back rewards available. … Continued


Creating Value for Millennial Entrepreneurs

Last month our Chief Marketing Officer, Julie Galvin, spoke at the Cardlinx Reinventing Retail conference in Dallas. The event brought together leading merchants and tech companies from mobile, digital advertising and card-linking to discuss emerging opportunities for retailers and merchants. Julie spoke to a packed room about the opportunity to reach millennial entrepreneurs who are … Continued


Ditch that Ledger!

To kick off our Time Well SPENT series, we invited Sarah Rodgers, Founder & CEO of Empower Change NYC to talk to us about her experience with our product.  Empower Change NYC focuses on personal and professional change management. Whether it’s coaching clients on career development, health and wellness or advising small businesses on growing their business, she’s up for dealing … Continued