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
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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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
In 2012, Erno Tauriainen embarked on a mission to make expense management both painless and rewarding. He’d been working as a sales rep for a digital company and was frustrated with the dreaded task of expense reporting, spending countless hours poring over receipts and painstakingly filling out forms. Convinced there was a better way, he … Continued