How to make this the best summer with your girlfriends

How to make this the best summer with your girlfriends

Many have left college and lost friends, relationships and even an old version of themselves. This could be seen as a good and bad thing – growth in life is critical to reaching your full potential. But what about the people who get left behind on accident? Life can get busy but maintaining friendships is essential to your happiness.

10 top companies hiring remote workers in 2017

With more putting an emphasis on their health and work-life balance, more companies are creating flexjobs to accommodate their employees.

This includes, going part-time to work on your business or degree, taking more time with your kids or even working from home a couple times per week. It isn’t unusual either for an employee to come in with intentions of transitioning into a completely remote role.

Remote work isn’t just great for the worker, but the company too. It increases productivity, efficiency, morale while lowering stress, turnover and real estate costs.  With millennials being very clear about what they expect in a workplace, it’s important to adjust to the changing times of the workforce. Working from home isn’t an American thing, it’s a global trend that’s changing the way we do business.

Here are 10 great companies that will hire remote employees: 

Dell. Dell CEO Michael Dell has a goal to make half of his company remote workers by the year 2020. Sound like a crazy goal? Think again. People who work from home are more productive and often more engaged. Dell has made remote work a priority and has hundreds of roles available from accounting to project management. 

American Express. American Express values the importance of work-life balance. The know that their employee want to do the work, but they can if there are things suffering in their personal lives. They've even won a flexjobs awards for being one one of the best places to work for remote employees. 

Xerox. Xerox currently has more the 8,000 remote employees and is trying to add more. In fact, for the past 30 years Xerox has been allowing their employees to work remotely - before it become a trend. Virtual roles include customer service, data entry and software development. 

 

RELATED: The 10 best companies for achieving work-life balance 

 

Apple. Become an At Home Advisor with Apple and help customers with their technical difficulties from the comfort of your own home. Apple is always hiring for these positions and they will even train you. The tech giant offers paid time off, discounts and opportunities for advancement. 

Salesforce. Recently, Salesforce announced that they are hiring for 150 remote positions. And this isn't only for customer service roles (which are great too). If you have experience in marketing, engineering, or management your next role could be with Saleforce. 

Nielsen. Nielsen has been recognized for their efforts in diversity and inclusion, and now also allowing employees to work from home. They also just announced that they are hiring for 100 work from home opportunities 

Adobe. There's a reason why Forbes  named Adobe one of the world's most innovative companies - they never stop looking for ways to satisfy their customers or employees. In addition to hiring for telecommuting jobs, they also have a tuition assistance program, medical coverage and fitness membership reimbursement. 

General Electric. GE has been hiring remote workers for years. They are allowing project managers, software engineers and customer care reps to work from home as they please. When employees aren't happy, they aren't engaged. The United States loses billions of dollars due to this disengagement, but GE isn't contributing to that. 

Intuit. Nearly every year, Fortune names Intuit as one of the best places to work. They promote a work culture that's innovative, creative and comfortable. The company doesn't discriminate against work styles - they hire freelancers, remote workers, part-time and temporary. 

Google. With so many false postings are there, a lot of people aren't even sure if Google hires for work from home positions. Well, they do. But to be sure that you'll actually be working for Google and not being lied to, go to their careers page only and search for openings. 

What has your experience been working remotely?

Wellness blogger Chelsea Williams on the road to a plant-based diet and holistic health

Wellness blogger Chelsea Williams on the road to a plant-based diet and holistic health

After making the switch in 2012 to a plant-based diet, she also made the switch from pursuing a career in graphic design and advertising. Williams now holds a Masters degree in Public Health Nutrition (MPH), and is a Certified Communicator of Public Health (CCPH). 

Our favorite Rihanna quotes on love and independence

Our favorite Rihanna quotes on love and independence

Having your independence is more important than you may think. Even if you aren’t supporting yourself now, it’s good to know that you can. People don’t always stay in our lives forever, so it’s critical that you learn how to be happy with your life no matter who walks in or out of it.

7 ways to find yourself again and move on after a breakup

7 ways to find yourself again and move on after a breakup

Moving on from a breakup isn't an easy thing to do, and not everyone knows how to properly grieve a relationship and move on. One of the hardest things you'll ever have to do is mourn the loss of someone who is still alive, and find a way to cope.

Why buying a home before marriage is no longer taboo

Why buying a home before marriage is no longer taboo

Millennials are proving to the world that marriage doesn’t equal out to living with your partner or finally buying a home. Getting into the real estate market for the first time, for millennials means you’re ready to put down some roots in a city you love.

7 ways to start a successful side-hustle with no money

7 ways to start a successful side-hustle with no money

Starting a side-hustle is so trendy these days, but let’s face it. Times are truly hard and having a bit of “extra” income never hurts. The thing is, most guide will require you to pay some type elf money to get started. Whether it’s for blog hosting, products, or new equipment, on the surface it can seem that starting a side hustle is expensive.

Five unexpected benefits of solo travel

Five unexpected benefits of solo travel

Behind us are the days when you had to get a few friends together to plan a vacation. These days solo travel is a main reason people are booking international flights.With more people embarking on the solo travel adventure, there are now groups that are solely dedicated to single travelers and digital nomads.

10 things you must do before signing your first lease

10 things you must do before signing your first lease

Moving into your first apartment can be very exciting, but it can also be very nerve wrecking if you aren’t careful. With only 40% of millennials living independently from their parent, you’ve made it to a small group of young adults who didn’t (or couldn’t) move back home after college.

Six things you need to know about buying your first car

Six things you need to know about buying your first car

Buying a car for the first time can be scary. Everyone isn’t well versed in auto talk, nor is it always a pleasure to work with aggressive salesman and get your credit ran all day. In fact, the top four things that anger people about buying a car are spending time on the process, dealing with a salesman, finding the right car and understanding how car loans work.

Six ways millennials can gain financial independence and freedom

Six ways millennials can gain financial independence and freedom

Financial freedom should be a top priority for people of color. The institutional and systemic barriers we've faced for hundreds of years resulted in less ownership compared to our white counterparts.

Adulting 101: How to gain independence from your parents as an adult

Adulting 101: How to gain independence from your parents as an adult

Being independent reveals a lot about who are and what your relationships mean to you. When you no longer need to depend on someone, how often do you speak to them? How do you treat them? Being independent isn’t just a way for you to feel accomplished, but also a way to build character and better relationships with those in your life.

Five reasons you should love being alone during the holidays

Five reasons you should love being alone during the holidays

No one ever wants to spend the holidays alone, but unfortunately sometimes that's just the way it is. Whether you’re in a long-distance relationship or work in another state than your family lives in, being alone during the holidays is inevitable in adulthood. Although it can be hard, it has its benefits as well.

Personal trainer Masiel Encarnación on how busy women can stay fit and healthy

Personal trainer Masiel Encarnación on how busy women can stay fit and healthy

Masiel Encarnacion found herself overweight and unable to fit her clothes when she had a wake up call, and found her passion in Zumba. After getting herself healthy and back on track, she's now dedicating her time to helping others bounce back. 

Black Girls in OM creates a wellness community for women of color

Black Girls in OM creates a wellness community for women of color

Creating a healthy body, mind and soul doesn't happen overnight. It takes hard work, consistency and support. Virtual wellness space, Black Girls in OM is proving women of color a platform to develop their healthiest mind, body and spirit. Consisting of a blog, podcast and events throughout the year, Black Girls in OM promotes 'wellness and inner beauty for women of color. 

10 online stores of Creative Smart Girls you need to check out this summer

As summer officially kicks off, so does all of our summer behavior. Late nights, vacations, day parties and events, and of course - shopping. Shopping each season is something that every girl looks forward to. But in the Creative Smart Girl community, we aren’t just looking for the cutest sandals or sundresses, we’re looking to level up in business and support our peers.

Here are the 10 shops you need to check out to live your best summer this year: 

1. Creative Smart Girl  

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The Creative Smart Girl shop is finally live and it features tees, mugs and accessories with sayings any girl boss can relate to.

2. Life of a Bombshell Cosmetics  

Image: Life of a Bombshell

Image: Life of a Bombshell

Kyshira Moffet isn't just offering apparel, mugs and courses on business and branding, but also makeup. This year she launched Life of a Bombshell cosmetics which features lipsticks, eye shadows and more. 

3. Quirktastic Co. 

Image: Quirktastic Co. 

Image: Quirktastic Co. 

The Quirktastic shop has items for men, women and even your home. If your personality fits in with the nerdy brand of Quirktastic Co, you'll find something you love in their shop. 

4. The Wrap Life

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Image: The Wrap Life 

The Wrap Life sells African head wraps of different colors and patterns that will go with any outfit for any event. 

5. Ainkas Jewels  

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Image: Ainkas Jewels 

Ainkas Jewels features unique jewelry of all types, everything from necklaces to earrings are sold. It's all affordable and sales do occur so whether it be a bracelet, earrings or clutch - you'll be able to treat yourself. 

6. Vetude Joy

Image: Vetu de Joy 

Image: Vetu de Joy 

Founded by Mikaela Pabon, she incorporates Hawaiian themes and island culture into every piece of clothing. This is the perfect shop for your summer vacation. 

7. Bornmajestic  

Image: Robinson Style 

Image: Robinson Style 

Live your best summer in style, with the Bornmajestic boutique. Majesty offers jewelry, clothing and handbags to make sure you always look your best this summer. 

8. Pontie Wax  

Pontie Wax sells all natural, non-toxic, vegetable based wax candles. If you love good scents and relaxed vibes, this could be the perfect summer accessory for your apartment. 

9. House of Chic LA 

Image: House of Chic LA 

Image: House of Chic LA 

House of Chic LA is your one-stop shop for clothing needs this summer. The variety of clothing offered is sure to be a fit for any occasion. Their shop features dresses, rompers, and even lounge wear. 

10. Myleik Teele 

Image: MyTaughtYou 

Image: MyTaughtYou 

Myleik is all of our business mentor in our heads but you can really get inspired by her with the planners, mugs and podcast companions she offers. 

What are some of your favorite online shops to get products from? 

The 10 newsletters every Creative Smart Girl needs to subscribe to

The 10 newsletters every Creative Smart Girl needs to subscribe to

Newsletters can be boring, annoying and useless when done the wrong way. Being subscribed to the right email lists means you are getting information, inspiration and content that relates to you and your business.