5 Simple Ways to Turn Laziness Into a Virtue

Project Management is both an art and a science. It combines strict rules with a whole lot of gut feel in new situations. It can be a very rewarding job.

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Automation Culture

Automation is a very hot topic these days. Individuals and whole companies feel that they need to automate. With less and less time, automation is one of the main reasons why people are interested in new technologies and systems. At the same time, I often meet clients who wish to automate almost everything.

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7 Things You Need to Know for Managing Your Vendors

Translation businesses rely on their vendors. Their work and dedication form the basis of what you deliver to your customers. Great results never come by accident. So if you want to provide the best possible quality service you need to start with the way you manage your vendors.

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Scale or Fail

The language industry – a broad term that includes all translation, interpreting, localization, globalization, transcreation, internationalization, etc. services – is a very strange business.

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The Shocking Truth: Project Management Is Not File Shuffling

Project Managers should spend their valuable time on their core responsibilities. Their days should not consist of just shuffling e-mails and files. Your time is precious, so do not waste it on repetitive tasks.

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Make Money on Every Client

As a business owner you want to make money from every client you work with. Yet quite often, that is not the case. Let me suggest a systematic approach to resolving this issue.

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XTRF Smart Summit at EUATC Conference – April 21st, 2016

Do you work with clients who regularly order very similar translation projects? Do you feel that you waste your time on setting up the same projects repeatedly, this meeting is for

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The Why, What and How of Agile Translation and Localization Management

The notion of agile process management has been around for at least fifteen years now, and seems to gain traction just currently in the translation and localization businesses. Usually associated with

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Increasing Profits in Today’s Translation Market – Part III

Vendor management can be regarded as one of the most important tasks of a translation agency. After all, the core of the business resides in the effective reselling of the work of your vendors, as a result, any inefficiencies in managing them must have a direct impact on your bottom line and your results.

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Increasing Profits in Today’s Translation Market – Part II

We’ve already mentioned a number of factors that can have a strong impact on your costs and the ways on how to reduce the amount of money that flows out of your business. Now it’s time to discuss how we can bring more money into the business. In the previous installment, we identified the elements directly impacting your margins. The revenue that you get for your service is spent on covering your internal and external costs.

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