Welly Mulia

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    Welly Mulia is the founder and CEO of BirdSend, the only email marketing tool specifically created for Online Course Creators.

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    How To Run A Business Without You

    I’ve just come back from a 2-week vacation with my family.

    What’s rare is not the vacation.

    What’s rare is not working at all during the vacation.

    Granted, I did bring my laptop with me, but I didn’t even touch it.

    If you don’t mind some narcissistic pics I managed to capture, here they are…

    How To Run A Business Without You

    First time riding the famous Tuk Tuk in Bangkok. The driver was purposefully speeding to pump up our adrenaline.

    How To Run A Business Without You

    Langkawi Sky Bridge

    How To Run A Business Without You

    Trying the bottom glass Langkawi SkyCab. The kids (and parents) were somewhat afraid…

    How To Run A Business Without You

    Aboard Royal Carribean’s Voyager Of The Seas

    How To Run A Business Without You

    Awesome view from Penang Hill

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    Phuket’s Karon View Point (with silly faces)

    You might be wondering what’s so special about taking a vacation without working. For you, it might not be something special. But for me… after years of always having to work (albeit only a little) during vacations, this time it was a completely different story.

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    How I Run A Software Business With Zero Tech Skills

    Have you always wanted to start a software business… but a lack of tech skills stopped you?

    Or maybe you’re already running a software business now, but you’re frustrated because you’re at the mercy of tech freelancers or employees?

    If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the questions, you’ve come to the right place.

    The solution is to bring on a tech partner to your business. Before you start thinking: “Doesn’t that mean I have to sacrifice some equity?”…

    Let me tell you (based on real experience) that it’s totally worth it, as I’ll explain in this post.

    We’ll go over why you need a tech partner, what things/qualities to look for in one, and how to find a great partner.

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    How To Get More Done In Less Time

    Most people follow the 8-hour work day schedule.

    They get up in the morning, work, take a lunch break, work again, then call it a day.

    The question is: why do we work 8 hours a day? Have you really stopped and thought about that?

    Let’s revisit history and see how the 8-hour work day came about.

    It all started in the Industrial Revolution when factories wanted to increase their output. In order to achieve this, they had their workers work very long hours. We’re talking as much as 18 hours per day for 6 days a week.

    It wasn’t until a man by the name of Robert Owen who suggested that work hours be dramatically reduced that the 8-hour work day came about. Owen came up with the phrase “8 hours labour, 8 hours recreation, 8 hours rest”.

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    Robert Owen with his 8-hour work day proposition

    So that’s the 8-hour work day was ‘founded’ a few hundred years ago in the late 18th century.

    This is 2017.

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    3 Ways To Bootstrap Your Business To Success

    I’m sure you’ve heard the word “Bootstrapping” countless times, especially if you’re in the startup or small business world.

    Basically, it’s about being as thrifty as possible when running your business. When you don’t have outside investors investing in your business, you rely on your own savings to initially fund the business and get it running.

    If things go well, you get enough customers and sales to get into a position where positive cash flow from the business starts to fund the expenses.  

    Being a bootstrapper (is that even a word?) myself, here are some tips for those who are looking to start their new venture or grow their business on a shoestring budget.

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