Samantha Drake

Samantha Drake

Samantha Drake is a freelance writer and editor in the Philadelphia area who specializes in business, legal, environmental, and general interest issues.

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Think You Should Hire an Intern? Think Again.
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Think You Should Hire an Intern? Think Again.

Admit it: Your company might not have the time, interest or temperament to handle an intern.
Recruiting at a Hackathon? 5 Tips for Success
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Recruiting at a Hackathon? 5 Tips for Success

Relationships, not resumes, will nab you the perfect candidate at hackathons.
The Strategy Behind Weird Interview Questions
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The Strategy Behind Weird Interview Questions

Understanding why interviewers choose non-traditional questions can help you understand when to use them in your own hiring process.
3 Tips for Managing Crowdsourced Workers
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3 Tips for Managing Crowdsourced Workers

Providing incentives and learning to listen can help managers maximize a crowdsourced workforce.
Etsy Sellers: Easy Ways to Streamline Shipping
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Etsy Sellers: Easy Ways to Streamline Shipping

Home-based businesses can save themselves time, money and hassle with these five tips.
Entitled to a Shipping Refund? Get Help Collecting It.
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Entitled to a Shipping Refund? Get Help Collecting It.

If your shipment was late, you might be owed a refund. Our three experts explain what to keep in mind.
5 Ways to Stay on Top of Holiday Orders
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5 Ways to Stay on Top of Holiday Orders

Save time and keep your customers happy with these small business shipping tips.
Real Entrepreneurs, Real Shipping Lessons
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Real Entrepreneurs, Real Shipping Lessons

These entrepreneurs are using hard-won experience – as well as some old-fashioned ingenuity -- to improve their shipping processes.
How to Control Your Inbound Shipping Costs
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How to Control Your Inbound Shipping Costs

Even if you've studied your shipping expenses closely, chances are savings can still be had in the deliveries your suppliers make to you.
Crowdsource Your Next Delivery
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Crowdsource Your Next Delivery

Thanks to some new startups, you might be able to tap the crowd for your next delivery. But should you?