15 Ways to Be More Productive

Julie Ruvolo, Solvate
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Hire for Flexibility

"Zipcar challenged us to think about how we could use a car on an hourly basis instead of a daily basis. I’d like to challenge business people to think about what they would do if they could have talent on demand. Hiring contractors is more cost-efficient than hiring people full-time and less time-consuming than doing it yourself because you can hire an expert for whatever task you need to accomplish."

Julie Ruvolo is co-founder and COO of Solvate, a New York City-based provider of offsite office assistants.