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  • Greece still has options, as long as panic doesn't win

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    Tony Aspromourgos, Professor of Economics at University of Sydney
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:19 pm
    A newly confident Greece could find a path to stability. Kay Nietfeld/EPA/AAPEven before the result of the Greek referendum, it was clear the overwhelming majority of Greek citizens want to stay in the eurozone and see an end to punishing austerity. In contemplating the options now available to Greece the question is whether her creditors will allow that combination. The fundamental economic fact that must be dealt with is the inexorable logic of debt sustainability. For a nation state, this depends upon the trajectories over time of just three sets of variables: GDP growth rates, interest…
  • Sales Meeting Tips for Pros

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    2 Jul 2015 | 2:12 am
    Within the wonderful world of sales, there is always a need for sales meetings, which for some, can be something to be dreaded. Long, tiresome, efforts by the manager to ‘raise enthusiasm’ and ‘get everyone focused’, which actually just result in people getting bored and daydreaming about the end of the working day. So what is the secret of a successful sales meeting? Well, by being here you’re already one step ahead of the game. Why? Because you’re already trying to figure out how to improve your sales meetings. So many managers lead with ego and believe…
  • The five new rules of work (connectedness will be critical)

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    Naomi Simson
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:36 pm
    I shared with business leaders this morning how I (and others) see workplaces shifting and evolving. For some it will feel more like a revolution than an evolution. Teams will be brought together – who may never meet… working anywhere on the planet. People will work concurrently for several and many employers. People will want to work part time, and flexibly as we live longer and want to stay meaningfully employed. Supervisors might not see or be present when team members do amazing work. Yet what we know is that customers are demanding increasing transparency and authenticity…
  • Prospecting: Sales Professionals Should Be Seemingly “Everywhere”

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    3 Jul 2015 | 9:18 pm
    RichTopia.com - Learn more to earn more The most successful sales professionals tend to work long and hard. A significant chunk of those hours is typically dedicated to networking, prospecting, making phone calls, responding to emails, hosting guests, visiting people who refer/recommend them to clients and developing raving fans who champion their cause. Ever wonder how sales can be increased?   No ... The post Prospecting: Sales Professionals Should Be Seemingly “Everywhere” appeared first on RichTopia.com.
  • Ten key questions to see if you are ready for coaching

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    Sherry Bevan
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    96% of individuals who receive coaching report an overall positive impact on their performance. Do you want to be part of that 96%? When an organisation or small business invests in coaching, they report these results: improved performance less time wasted on correcting mistakes and errors increased confidence leading to more proactive employees changes in management styles – for […] The post Ten key questions to see if you are ready for coaching appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
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  • Top 12 Reasons NOT to Produce Podcasts for Marketing & PR

    William Comcowich
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Many articles extol the virtues of podcasting for marketing and PR. Here are some that I saved to my reading list in Pocket: Top 10 Reasons to Podcast: Profit, Positioning and Promotion PR Secrets / Susan Harrow 5 Reasons Your Business Needs to Be Podcasting Inc Six Reasons Why Marketers Should Bet on Podcasting Hubspot [...]The post Top 12 Reasons NOT to Produce Podcasts for Marketing & PR appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • Wikipedia Editing Guidelines: The Role of PR

    William Comcowich
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:26 am
    As a free online encyclopedia, a primary online tool for information research, and a highly-ranked resource in most Google search results, Wikipedia is both an opportunity and a risk for public relations and other communications professionals.  The opportunity is obvious: comprehensive information about your organization (and its brands and leaders) becomes readily accessible in a [...]The post Wikipedia Editing Guidelines: The Role of PR appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • On Developing Goals, Strategies and Tactics for Winning the Social Media Marketing Marathon

    William Comcowich
    29 Jun 2015 | 2:05 pm
    Successful social media marketing resembles a marathon more than a sprint. Winning a marathon requires different tactics than sprints. Marathons don’t require a quick start; they do require strategic preparation, pacing, perseverance and ongoing-assessment of your position throughout the race. Here are tips from experts on winning the social media marketing marathon. Develop Business Goals:  [...]The post On Developing Goals, Strategies and Tactics for Winning the Social Media Marketing Marathon appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • Social Media for Nonprofits: The Power of Emotion

    William Comcowich
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Many businesses and brands successfully used social media networks to increase awareness, research consumer sentiment, respond to consumer inquiries, improve their products, and implement marketing programs. Nonprofits have been slower to embrace social media. Yet, social media offers multiple opportunities for nonprofits to engage their constituencies, sometimes without investing great amounts of staff time or [...]The post Social Media for Nonprofits: The Power of Emotion appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • Updated FCC Guidance Puts Social Media Marketers on Notice

    William Comcowich
    28 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    With its updated guidance on endorsements, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has signaled that the agency may be preparing to crack down on social media marketers for posting misleading content and failing to include proper disclosures. The FCC’s recent updates to its “What People Are Asking” page in its Endorsement Guidelines provide specific guidance on [...]The post Updated FCC Guidance Puts Social Media Marketers on Notice appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
 
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  • 4 Instagram Trends Every Marketer Should Know

    Jennifer Beese
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:17 am
    From new filters and editing tools to video support and sponsored content, Instagram has evolved into a powerful platform for businesses. The social media space and the platforms within it change at a rapid pace—and trying to keep up can be challenging. But tracking and analyzing past and current trends can help you more easily adapt. Let’s take a look at some of the current Instagram trends and what’s in store for the future so you can be better prepared in designing your strategy. 1. Instagram Ads A simple photo-sharing app among friends has grown into a powerful mobile platform for…
  • How to Create an Instagram Marketing Strategy

    Alicia Johnston
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:53 am
    Instagram, with more than 30 billion images shared and 300 million monthly active users, generates an average of 70 million photos per day. The mobile-based photo- and video-sharing social network powers the sharing of images and creation of community among users around the world. At only five years old, the platform has shown significant growth in its overall user base and in almost every demographic group in the past year. As people join Instagram in droves, brands have a unique opportunity for engagement with their fans: Instagram posts generate a per-follower engagement rate of 4.21…
  • 55 Digital Marketing Experts You Should Follow on Social Media

    Kristi Hines
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:09 am
    Want to know more about specific aspects of digital marketing, but not sure who to follow? There are tons of digital marketing experts to choose from—the doers, the speakers, the writers, the researchers, and so on. In this post, we’re going to look at the top digital marketing experts you can follow in specific areas (use these links to navigate): Content Marketing Conversion Rate Optimization Data & Analytics Email PPC SEO Social Media Note that while some experts only talk about their area of expertise, others talk about digital marketing as a whole. Experts were discovered using a…
  • 15 Instagram Marketing Tips for Engagement

    Alicia Johnston
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:56 pm
    Referred to as “the king of social engagement” by Forrester, Instagram enables brands to share photos and videos with fans on a platform that boasts an average per-follower engagement rate of 4.21%. As you create an Instagram marketing strategy for your brand, engagement should guide your plans for content, community management and more. To help you on your way, we’ve gathered some of the best Instagram marketing tips for growing an authentic and engaged following. Read on for our take, and add your own advice in the comments. 1. Be Consistent Post fresh content on a regular basis,…
  • Social Media Etiquette and Best Practices

    Sarah Nagel
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:43 am
    Social media etiquette and best practices for each channel are becoming more and more important with the increase of users and content posted on social channels. While some may see the Internet as a lost cause for civility and politeness, there’s still an unspoken responsibility for professionals in the industry to maintain some sense of order. As social media/community managers there has probably been more than one instance where you’ve cringed at the format of a post. With knowledge of settings and algorithms, it’s hard not to critique every piece of content you see, as well as…
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  • Holistic Wellness in the New Age

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    16 Jun 2015 | 10:37 pm
    The Story Behind the BookHolistic Wellness in the New Age is a comprehensive guide to NewAge healing practices. tools, techniques and real life stories by over 45 accomplished Master Facilitators. On its very first day of getting listed on Amazon.in, it became a bestseller in the Healthy Living and Wellness category. Conceptualised by Sandeep Goswamy of Lightworks Publishing it brings together alternate healing practitioners and the varied practices. Sandeeep is also the Founder of The New Age Foundation and New Age Wellness World, India's leading public workshops organisation in…
  • "We Buy Natural", More than an Organisation-A Movement

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    15 Jun 2015 | 4:07 am
    The StoryWebuynatural.com was conceived as a movement to popularize the usage of natural products in line with the parent company AMA group’s philosophy and vision. Hence the portal sells not only the products of AMA group but also products of other natural product manufacturers.A New Journey BeginsAfter success in domestic & international markets, Vegetal Ecom (An AMA Herbal Group Company) has entered e-tailing with its portal Webuynatural.com. Since 1996, AMA group has been serving its customers in India as well as exporting to 35 countries including USA and Europe.Across the world…
  • From Fashion to Passion-Interview with Saurabh Maheshwari, Vishal Jewels

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    6 Jun 2015 | 5:43 am
    The mind blindly runs after what's in fashion.The heart just looks for its "deepest passion."""From Fashion to Passion" is a mini-interview series with passionate entrepreneurs from India.Saurabh and Rahul Maheshwari are the third generation entrepreneurs carrying forward the legacy of Vishal Jewels. Here is an interview with Saurabh Maheshwari. The Back StoryVishal Jewels was founded by visionary Mr. Radhey Shyam Maheshwari in 1944. The first jewellery store was opened in Chandni Chowk area of Delhi and the premium jewellery showroom came up in Greater Kailash-1, M block Market, New…
  • From Women Health to Holistic Women Wellness- Interview with Dr Nupur Gupta

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    1 Jun 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Our society is moving towards holistic education, holistic living and holistic medicine, so why not take women health to its next level of Holistic Women Wellness. Syringes and tablets were her toys and a genuine heart to heart smile was a divine gift to her. After all, Dr Nupur Gupta wanted to be a doctor, right from her childhood days. Here is an interview I had with her recently.Dr Amit Nagpal-Of late I have seen you being covered on Huffpost India, Times of India and empanelled on Aaj Tak Stree. Tell us the highlights of your success story. Dr Nupur Gupta-After doing my medical…
  • From Fashion to Passion-Interview with Gautam Macker, The Homemakers

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    30 May 2015 | 1:35 am
    "The mind blindly runs after what's in fashion.The heart just looks for its "deepest passion."""From Fashion to Passion" is a mini-interview series with passionate entrepreneurs from India. The first interview in the series is with Mr Gautam Macker, Co-Founder, The HomemakersThe Back StoryThe Homemakers had a humble beginning in 1998, with a 3000 sq ft showroom in Delhi. The company was amongst the first few in India to enter into the Modular Kitchen Segment. Started by Neeti and Gautam Macker, both highly qualified professionals, the company began with the import of Itallian Accessories.The…
 
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  • Greece still has options, as long as panic doesn't win

    Tony Aspromourgos, Professor of Economics at University of Sydney
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:19 pm
    A newly confident Greece could find a path to stability. Kay Nietfeld/EPA/AAPEven before the result of the Greek referendum, it was clear the overwhelming majority of Greek citizens want to stay in the eurozone and see an end to punishing austerity. In contemplating the options now available to Greece the question is whether her creditors will allow that combination. The fundamental economic fact that must be dealt with is the inexorable logic of debt sustainability. For a nation state, this depends upon the trajectories over time of just three sets of variables: GDP growth rates, interest…
  • Grexit fear aside, interest rates should hold: RBA Shadow Board

    Timo Henckel, Research Associate, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis at Australian National University
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:27 pm
    The Greek debt crisis could deliver RBA Governor Glenn Stevens a bolt from the blue. Tracey Nearmy/AAPThe CAMA RBA Shadow Board is a project by the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, based at the ANU, which asks industry and academic economists what interest rate the Reserve Bank of Australia should set. Timo Henckel is the non-voting chair of the Board. In Greece the economic tragedy appears to be in its final act, while dramatic falls in the Chinese stock market highlight the weaknesses of its economy. Domestic economic data is mixed: unemployment has fallen slightly but consumer…
  • Greece votes No: experts respond

    Ross Buckley, Professor, Faculty of Law at UNSW Australia
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:13 pm
    The No vote won it. EPA/Armando BabaniThe Greek people have voted, saying a resounding No to the terms of the bailout deal offered by their international creditors. What will this mean for Greece, the euro and the future of the EU? Our experts explain what happens next. Costas Milas, Professor of Finance, University of Liverpool Greek voters have confirmed their support for their prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, who now has the extremely challenging task of renegotiating a “better” deal for his country. Nevertheless, time is very short. Greece’s economic situation is critical. On July 2,…
  • Speaking with: Anthony D'Costa on the challenges facing India's economy

    2 Jul 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised economic growth and good times ahead for India, but faces many challenges. Jane Dempster/AAPRecent IMF and World Bank forecasts show that India’s economy could take over from China as the world’s fastest growing economy in the next two years. The two organisations' tick of approval for the Modi government’s development agenda comes just over a year after Narendra Modi lead the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a landslide win in the 2014 Indian elections, securing 282 seats and gaining majority control of the lower house – something that no…
  • Poison pill? Key events in the history of Greece and the eurozone

    2 Jul 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Many Greeks want to see their country stay in the eurozone, but fear yet another round of crippling austerity measures. Yannis Kolesidis/EPA/AAPTo navigate the timeline below, hover your mouse on the right and click on the arrow to move forward (and on the left to move back).
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  • Forever product review – or two

    Terri B
    5 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Forever are fast becoming the go to company for beauty products, cosmetics, herbal remedies and weight loss supplements and I wanted to know what all the fuss was about. I was given a selection of products to try for a week by a forever rep, Hayley, and asked to give honest reviews (which I always […] The post Forever product review – or two appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • Update – The Reading Challenge

    Amy Havok
    3 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s been a while since I posted about setting myself a reading challenge, so as we’re about halfway through the year now, I thought it might be a good time to update you on my progress! I have to admit, there’s probably a few books missing from the list, as I definitely forgot to update […] The post Update – The Reading Challenge appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • Is your business generating a Return on Investment (ROI)?

    Morena Russell
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:59 am
    The potential is huge. A business can generate a great return on investment especially for service business where the start-up costs tend to be quite low. Sure, with time more investment is required, software, equipment, marketing, coaching, etc. but if a business manages to generate a profit the return on investment (ROI) can be impressive. […] The post Is your business generating a Return on Investment (ROI)? appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • Ten key questions to see if you are ready for coaching

    Sherry Bevan
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    96% of individuals who receive coaching report an overall positive impact on their performance. Do you want to be part of that 96%? When an organisation or small business invests in coaching, they report these results: improved performance less time wasted on correcting mistakes and errors increased confidence leading to more proactive employees changes in management styles – for […] The post Ten key questions to see if you are ready for coaching appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • The Magic Matrix

    Lesley Morrissey
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    The Magic Matrix was a tool I discovered nearly 20 years ago (thanks to Peter Thomson) – and one it’s easy to forget about when business is good, but absolutely invaluable when things slow down a bit.  This is how it works: You set up a table with ALL your customers down the left hand […] The post The Magic Matrix appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
 
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  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Good Or Bad Idea?

    Douglas Castle
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:20 pm
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Good Or Bad Idea?Also: Who Wins And Who Loses?? Everyone from President Obama to trade analysts and economic pundits can speculate on what the Trans-Pacific Partnership will mean for the US economy, but the simple fact remains: no one can predict the future with any level of certainty. Many Americans fear that the pact will further decimate an already-struggling U.S. Economy by exporting more jobs. But are there counterbalancing benefits that could make this hotly-contested pact a good idea? The Internationalist Page suspects that the implementation of this…
  • Global Meltdown: China And IMF? - Douglas E. Castle

    Douglas Castle
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    At present, the Chinese Yuan is not one of the key international currencies. It is not incorporated in the IMF's basket of key international currencies, but there is much discussion in the international economic community regarding this possibility. If the Yuan were to become a key international currency, banks and other financial intermediaries and institutions would likely increase their reserves and portfolio holding percentages of the Yuan, driving its exchange value upward. Some additional effects associated with this legitimization and full acceptance of the Yuan would be a reduction in…
  • FATCA: International Assets And Accounts

    Douglas Castle
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    FATCA: YOUR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ASSETSWhat You Absolutely Need To KnowBy: Douglas E. CastlePublished In: The Internationalist Page BlogRelated Article Published In: The Global Futurist Blog The provisions commonly known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) became law in March 2010. If you are a U.S.-domiciled individual or entity with assets or accounts outside of the U.S., or if you are a non-U.S. individual or entity with assets or accounts in the U.S., you must be in compliance with FATCA or risk the imposition of civil and potentially criminal penalties. The Internal…
  • International Business And The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act [FCPA] - Douglas E. Castle

    Douglas Castle
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:42 pm
      If you are a U.S. - based company and you conduct business overseas, or if you are planning to conduct business internationally in the interest or expanding your company's market reach, you should be certain that you are familiar with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The essence of this law is summarized below:This article [which appears courtesy of the Chief Executive Newsletter] addresses the direction that enforcement of FCPA is taking as of the date of this writing. In sum, we're seeing fewer cases being prosecuted, but staggeringly increasing penalties for 1) failure to…
  • The Three Greatest Global Crises - Douglas E. Castle

    Douglas Castle
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:37 am
    The present-day dynamics of the geo-political economy (and indeed the underpinnings of civilization and basic civility as we have come to know them) are frightfully unstable and are only tenuously held together by diplomatic hyperactivity globally. It is my opinion that these diplomatic efforts will ultimately fail, and that the result will be a world 1) very much at war [in a situation where military might and mobilization will be the ultimate determining factors] and 2) in the throes of another significant global economic recession within the next twelve to twenty four months. The Stratfor…
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  • KidZania expands its global kid-sized city prescence with new opening in London

    F Depraetere
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:49 am
    (Attractions news) KidZania London has opened and with it the 19th location where kids can experience the inner workings of a kid-sized city with careers of every kind – from firefighter to chocolatier to radio personality. Today, KidZania is a fast growing educational entertainment brand with 19 locations in 16 countries – accounting for more […]
  • Shedd Aquarium receives US$2m commitment from The Grainger Foundation

    F Depraetere
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:33 am
    (Attractions News) Shedd Aquarium is pleased to announce it has received a US$2 million commitment from The Grainger Foundation in support of its recently launched Aquarium Microbiome Project (AMP) – believed to be the world’s first comprehensive look at microbiomes in a controlled aquarium ecosystem and how they influence complex environmental conditions and animal health. […]
  • Enchanted Kingdom in the Philippines announces two new attractions

    F Depraetere
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:31 am
    (Theme Park News) Mario O. Mamon, Chairman & President of the Philippines’ Enchanted Kingdom theme park, has announced two new attractions to commemorate the park’s 20th anniversary this year. Enchanted Kingdom will retire its trusty 60 seat OMNI Motion Master System at the Rialto Theater and replace it with a state-of-the-art SimEx-Iwerks 108 seat 4-D […]
  • Falcon’s Creative Group develops master plan & attraction for Lotte World

    F Depraetere
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:55 pm
    (Theme Park News) Falcon’s Creative Group announced it is involved in the development of schematic master planning, attraction design, media production and executive production services at Lotte World Adventure in China. In addition to Falcon’s continued involvement in the Master Plan development, Falcon’s will also be designing a new Spheron Theater attraction which will incorporate […]
  • New bank credit facility increases financial flexibility for Six Flags

    F Depraetere
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:45 pm
    (Theme Park News) Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) announced that it has entered into a new 7-year $700 million senior secured term loan facility and 5-year $250 million senior secured revolving credit facility. The proceeds will be used to refinance the $569 million outstanding Term Loan B under the company’s prior credit facilities and […]
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  • The Truth about Employee Engagement Surveys

    Dr. Jan West, Ph.D.
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:59 am
    Some employees view employee engagement surveys with a mixture of irritation and skepticism. Employees must take time from their busy days to answer survey questions, but research shows that many… The post The Truth about Employee Engagement Surveys appeared first on NBRI.
  • Do You Really Need A Survey Company?

    Dr. Jan West, Ph.D.
    15 May 2015 | 11:44 am
    When business owners, executives, and managers want to learn more about their customers’ experiences, it is not uncommon for them to ask customers for their insight by writing and issuing… The post Do You Really Need A Survey Company? appeared first on NBRI.
  • Get Our New E-Book, How to Conduct a Survey, Free

    NBRI
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    We’ve been conducting research for businesses for over 30 years. From employee engagement surveys to market research, NBRI has covered every inch of the survey data spectrum. As you can imagine, we’ve compiled a lot of benchmarking data and derived a lot of knowledge from it. Our motto is Research for Knowledge, Knowledge for Power, and what better way to empower than to share what we’ve learned? The post Get Our New E-Book, How to Conduct a Survey, Free appeared first on NBRI.
  • What Customer Satisfaction Surveys Can Tell You about the Health of Your Company

    Dr. Jan West, Ph.D.
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Customer satisfaction is the key to a company’s success. Satisfied customers place larger and more frequent orders, while unsatisfied customers rarely return to place additional orders if they can find… The post What Customer Satisfaction Surveys Can Tell You about the Health of Your Company appeared first on NBRI.
  • Improve Customer Satisfaction Today In Three Steps

    Dr. Jan West, Ph.D.
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Nothing has a bigger impact on your company’s profitability than customer satisfaction. Every increase in your satisfaction rating translates directly into larger and more frequent orders, and positive word of… The post Improve Customer Satisfaction Today In Three Steps appeared first on NBRI.
 
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  • What Lasting Impression Does Your Business Communication Leave?

    Cathy Miller
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    You know you have mere seconds for first impressions. However, it’s the lasting impression of your business communication that could spell success or failure. Whether it’s in person, online or in a paper format, your business communication is the face of your business. The smallest detail can produce unintended consequences. The twelfth post of our alphabetic journey through business communication offers 20 tips for your business communication that will leave a great lasting impression. Make the Right Lasting Impression For this post, I revisited an old friend, SlideShare.
  • Becoming Kindred Spirits in Business Communication

    Cathy Miller
    8 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Have you ever had an instant connection with someone? Something that person says or does has you nodding your head in agreement. Uh-huh, been there – done that. Take that connection even higher and you become kindred spirits in the drama we call life. Imagine the possibilities if your business communication had a similar effect. You become kindred spirits with your audience. The eleventh post of our alphabetic journey through business communication shares kindred spirits connection ideas. Self-Spirited Suggestions What single characteristic do most humans share? We want to know how…
  • Business Communication Just Because

    Cathy Miller
    18 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Do you feel bombarded by marketing messages? Is there an avalanche of emails burying your inbox? If you feel that way, chances are your customers do, too. So what can you do to make your business communication rise above the onslaught? Sprinkle in some just because business communication. The tenth post of our alphabetic journey through business communication spices up “business as usual”. This post shares three ideas for just because business communication. Do it Just Because Have you ever received a gift when there was no special occasion? You ask the gift-giver,…
  • When I Works in Business Communication

    Cathy Miller
    4 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Cultivating good I words On the heels of a grammar post, did the above heading make you pause? How many emails do you think will be sent about the headline typo? But the use of I with works was intentional. We all know the overuse of the word I can backfire. Business communication may sound self-serving Readers are more interested in what you can do for them Let’s replace the self-serving I with alternate I-words. The ninth post of our alphabetic journey through business communication cultivates the good side of I. I Believe in You The following SlideShare…
  • 3 Simple Communication Tips to Improve Your Hiring Process

    Cathy Miller
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    During some time in your life, you will encounter the hiring process. Even if your company is just you. You hire companies or individuals for personal or professional services And you hope someone hires you for your products or services Has the process been painful for you? Who doesn’t have some hiring horror story? Notification that took forever or the candidate who embellished on his or her qualifications. No matter which hiring hat you wear, better business communication improves the process. The eighth post of our alphabetic journey through business communication offers tips…
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  • Should We Fear The Robot Economy?

    Nicholas Lee
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:22 am
    The information age, driven by mass adoption of the internet and the mobility trend, has carried us to the precipice of something truly exciting. The speed of innovation has increased dramatically. We may be reaching the limits of Moore’s law, but human collaboration on a grand scale and machine learning are still relatively new, and it’s not yet clear what kind of future they will bring. If we can harness big data, realise the Internet of Things, and move towards greater automation and artificial intelligence, then we should emerge from this disruptive phase in great shape. But…
  • Private Cloud Vs Virtual Data Centre: There Really Is A Choice To Make

    Sonia Blizzard
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:32 am
    It is easy to get confused between virtualisation and private cloud-based storage, but fact of the matter is that these two storage systems are not interchangeable and the difference between the two could be stark depending on the nature of your business. In this article I explain the differences and some of the benefits for businesses considering a private cloud or a virtual data centre. Imagine you store the same piece of data both on a private cloud system and on a virtual datacentre. This data is sensitive, priceless and incredibly important for the future and integrity of your…
  • Mobile CX: Richer, Deeper And More Personal

    Mike Hughes
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:27 am
    Research last year revealed the average user carries out 221 tasks per day on their mobile, so it’s no wonder that the research showed that almost 4 in 10 users admitted to feeling lost without their device. But is the mobile customer experience generally reflective of this and what is the best way for a brand to offer such an experience? The news that consumers now have seriously high expectations when it comes to getting the right customer experience won’t be a shock to many in the industry. Nor indeed the fact that those expectations are going to continue to rise. A recent…
  • Why Content May Be The Biggest Factor In Your Sales Engagement Success

    Andrew Armstrong
    29 Jun 2015 | 10:27 am
    The B2B sales cycle continues to evolve as technology changes with an ever-increasing amount of information easily accessible to potential buyers online. A recent study by Google and CEB found that the average B2B buyer is an estimated 57% of the way through their decision-making process before sales representatives from any suppliers are even engaged. The new challenge facing enterprise marketing teams is determining how to stay top-of-mind with prospective buyers in a market where buyers are doing the bulk of their research independently, and without guidance from sales personnel. B2B…
  • Using The Internet To Get Yourself Prepared For Business

    David Khan
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:42 am
    The Internet is both a resource and tool for those who who are getting prepared for business. There are three key areas that entrepreneurs and new business start ups should explore: 1. Networking One of the best Web tools for businesspersons is GOV.UK, which provides location based search for networking events, conferences, workshops and webinars. Clinics can also be found for expanding knowledge on topics such as tax, E-commerce and payroll. Prior to attending such events, it is wise to research key note speakers and attendees through resources such as LinkedIn or via a Google search. On…
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  • IRCTC Train PNR Predictor, ConfirmTkt Secures Angel Funding

    dare
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:38 pm
    ConfirmTKT is an IRCTC train PNR predictor which is backed by a unique and efficient algorithm which predicts your IRCTC PNR in seconds based on historical trends.It also assists you in deciding whether to book or not if the train is in waitlist. The post IRCTC Train PNR Predictor, ConfirmTkt Secures Angel Funding appeared first on NextBigWhat. Via:: nextbigwhat
  • BSNL Installs Wi-Fi Hotspots At 10 Locations In Kochi

    dare
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:48 pm
    The hotspots have been installed at Corporation office, Kaloor bus stand, High Court, Subhash Park, Edappally junction, Marine Drive, Mattancherry, Fort Kochi, District Court, and Durbar Hall. Users will get 1.5 hours of complementary internet access after which they can purchase vouchers worth Rs 30, 50 or 150 for further access. The post BSNL Installs Wi-Fi Hotspots At 10 Locations In Kochi appeared first on NextBigWhat. Via:: nextbigwhat
  • Google Slashes Rs 9K Off The Nexus 6’s Price Tag

    dare
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:19 pm
    The 32GB variant of the device is now available at Rs 34,999 while the 64GB variant is available at Rs 39,999. The Nexus 6 hasn’t really sold well given its large size, big price tag and lack of premium features. The device is half way through its life cycle and based on the Moto X, but features a larger QHD screen and a faster processor. The post Google Slashes Rs 9K Off The Nexus 6’s Price Tag appeared first on NextBigWhat. Via:: nextbigwhat
  • BSNL Launches Pre-Paid Mobile Wallet Speed Pay

    dare
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:55 pm
    Even non-bank account holders can load cash into the pre-paid mobile wallet. Users can transfer money to bank accounts, into another user’s wallet, pay for products and services online and offline. Users will be charged a transaction fee of 1% for withdrawal and transfer of funds to bank accounts. All other transactions are free. The post BSNL Launches Pre-Paid Mobile Wallet Speed Pay appeared first on NextBigWhat. Via:: nextbigwhat
  • Spice Acquires 26% Stake In Creative Functionapps

    dare
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:24 pm
    Creative Functionapps competes in the telecom and mobile internet sectors and develops products and services for next generation telecom networks. With the acquisition, Spice Mobility gains access to products that analyse telecom network performance and monitor mobile and internet consumer services. The post Spice Acquires 26% Stake In Creative Functionapps appeared first on NextBigWhat. Via:: nextbigwhat
 
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    EpicLaunch

  • How to Become an Entrepreneur With The Right Mindset

    Heather Stewart
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:32 am
    In a previous post, we looked at the skills that entrepreneurs have – and it is certainly true that our most successful entrepreneurs today have those skills. However, having the skills is only part of the story. The real key to success lies in your ability to adopt an entrepreneurial mindset – or the mental attitude that it takes to be an entrepreneur. Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical. - Howard SchultzClick To Tweet You may have already heard the term ‘entrepreneurial mindset’ – but what is it? And, more importantly,…
  • How to Start Your Own Small Business After College

    Heather Stewart
    24 Jun 2015 | 8:26 am
    With continued uncertainty in the job market and an economy still in recovery, starting a business straight out of college is an option that graduates are increasingly considering. In fact, around 60% of recent graduates say they would like to start their own business. However, with college debt at an all time high and graduates concerned about lack of experience and networks, the start-up rate for this group is much lower at 23%, according to research by the Kauffman Foundation. There is no such thing as a career for life anymore. 60% of graduates are unable to find work in their field and…
  • 135 Inspirational Business Quotes For Motivation

    EpicLaunch
    17 Jun 2015 | 7:50 am
    Entrepreneurship is tough. It’s a craft that continuously teach you new things along your journey. There are highs, there are lows. No matter where you are as an entrepreneur, you need to learn from others. We all need inspiration and ideas from others that helps kick us into a higher gear. Here are 155 inspiring business quotes that will motivate you as an entrepreneur.   1. Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.” – William Durant 2. “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do…
  • 21 Characteristics of an Entrepreneur (And How to Master Them)

    Heather Stewart
    11 Jun 2015 | 1:04 pm
    As an entrepreneur, you will need to master a number of skills to achieve success. From the ability to notice new business opportunities; to being happy when taking risks; from being a natural promoter to being particularly adept at cultivating networks than others. In fact, the range of skills that successful entrepreneurs demonstrate has led to some debate about whether or not entrepreneurs are born or made. Research carried out by Scott Shane of Case Western Research University in Ohio, for example, shows that the genetic tendency towards entrepreneurship is between 30 – 40% innate,…
  • How to Convert More Website Visitors Into Customers When Starting Your Business

    Joseph Iyongo
    10 Jun 2015 | 9:48 am
    Sometimes the secret to improving website traffic is not in the complicated search engine optimization tasks. Sounds ridiculous, right? We’re going to look at the fundamental strategies that can boost your traffic statistics when you implement them. Many people don’t monitor the performance of their websites to find out what is working and what is not working. Some people may have an inkling of what is happening on their site, maybe from the information they get from a particular tool. A number of people don’t know how to take this information and convert it into actionable steps…
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    Joanne Dewberry

  • The 5 Minute Home Office Workout

    Joanne Dewberry
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:30 am
    Regular blog readers will know that my main goal before September is to make my home office a healthier working environment.  I’m talking new chair, new lights, plants, water and bowl of fruit! A healthy environment is really important for productivity but so is exercise and movement. Sitting on a chair for 6 hours is […] The post The 5 Minute Home Office Workout appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • 5 Corporate Event Days for Small Businesses Working From Home

    Joanne Dewberry
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:35 am
    A few months back I stayed at Walton Castle. They are diversifying into Corporate Events and have lots to offer from Team Building sessions including Archery to rooms available to hold conferences and workshops.   It got me thinking about how isolated you can be when you run a small business on your own from […] The post 5 Corporate Event Days for Small Businesses Working From Home appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Vitamin | A new way in online retail development

    Joanne Dewberry
    23 Jun 2015 | 11:40 am
    The Federation of Small Businesses recently announced that one-in-four UK small businesses are still operating without a website, and for those that do have one, only a third are using it for sales. This means some SME’s could be missing out on lucrative online retail opportunities at a time when ecommerce is at its peak. […] The post Vitamin | A new way in online retail development appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Building Your LinkedIn Profile

    Joanne Dewberry
    15 Jun 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Last month I went to Mumsnet Workfest with Sage UK.  I attended a really interesting workshop about LinkedIn. The best part was it wasn’t run by a guru but an actual employee of LinkedIn. I learn’t so much in 45 minutes and the handouts (which you can download here) were amazing. Here are some top tips […] The post Building Your LinkedIn Profile appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Costly Confusion: What UK Businesses Need to Know About the Bribery Act

    Joanne Dewberry
    12 Jun 2015 | 5:56 am
    If you run a business or hold a directorship of a UK company, it is important that you take the time to familiarise yourself with the Bribery Act. Whilst you may be committed to carrying out business negotiations and transactions in a transparent and wholly legal way, there are certain aspects of the Act which […] The post Costly Confusion: What UK Businesses Need to Know About the Bribery Act appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
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    SunGard Availability Services UK / Blog

  • Seeing Through the Cloud Hype

    Keith Tilley
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Cloud Computing is nothing if not a disruptive technology. Since it has entered the marketplace many have embraced it with open arms, believing the much-touted promises of costs savings, increased agility, and substantial competitive advantage. These promises have driven organisations to the technology in their droves; recent figures from the Cloud Industry Forum show some that 84 per cent of businesses are now using cloud services in their organisation. However, although presented as an IT cure-all, the cloud also presents some challenges; the era of the ‘Cloud Hangover’ has…
  • Apply Financial banks on cloud solution from Sungard Availability Services

    Sungard Availability Services UK
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Apply Financial stores huge amounts of global bank data in the conduct of its business validating payments for many of the world’s biggest banks. Consequently, security was of paramount importance when choosing its cloud provider. As a fast-growing start-up with a tight budget, scalability and cost-effectiveness were other critical factors. Aware of Sungard Availability Services’ heritage and track record of delivering high availability solutions, Apply Financial approached Sungard AS to be its technology partner. The company was originally seeking a colocation environment but on…
  • Sungard Availability Services® Announces Significant Expansion in Ireland

    Gary Watson
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Latest expansion marks Sungard Availability Services’ largest investment into the Irish market Partnership with Digital Realty will provide underlying infrastructure for full portfolio of services including Sungard Availability Services’ new global cloud platform Dublin, Ireland – Sungard Availability Services® (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today announces its most significant expansion in the Irish market to date, in partnership with Digital Realty Trust, Inc. a leading global provider of data centre…
  • Data centre migration helps SEGRO manage its property portfolio

    Sungard Availability Services UK
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:17 am
    With its ageing IT infrastructure approaching end-of-life, SEGRO needed to rethink its entire IT strategy and make the best use of limited in-house resources.  It embarked on the search for a technology partner it could work with through its IT transformation.  Business Challenge: SEGRO recognised it needed to find a technology partner capable of designing and building its new data centre, as well as hosting both its production and recovery environments. “Out of the six or so companies we talked to, only three could offer what we were looking for. We already knew Sungard AS’s…
  • The Cloud Hangover Continues as Irish Organisations Suffer Complexity Headache

    Piper Shields
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:24 am
    Research from Sungard Availability Services suggests Irish businesses need to focus on Hybrid IT approach when adopting cloud computing Dublin, Ireland: – Sungard Availability Services® (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today announces research revealing that 40 per cent of Irish organisations believe that deploying cloud solutions has increased the complexity of their IT environment. These findings lead on from the recent revelations that the ‘Cloud Hangover’ is costing Irish businesses over €100m every…
 
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    Ask Conny Small Business Financial Solutions

  • The IRS Goes Mobile

    Conny
    10 Jun 2015 | 8:04 am
    You know it’s a mobile world when even the IRS has an APP. Feeling like you want to be closer to the IRS? If you still feel the same way after you lie down for a while, IRS2GO is for you. Seriously, though, IRS2Go is a free app for Android & iPhone that is available […]
  • It’s Tax Day. Owe Money? Make Your Payment Directly on the IRS Website.

    Conny
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:50 am
    None of us like to find out we’ve come up short on our withholding or estimated taxes. That news delivered by your accountant or tax software can really ruin your day. But if you have to send money to the IRS, you can pay up easily on the IRS website using Direct Pay. And if […]
  • Can’t get your taxes together by April 15th? File for an extension.

    Conny
    12 Apr 2015 | 7:44 am
    You can apply for an automatic extension for filing your 2014 personal federal income taxes (Form 1040) by filling out Form 4868. It’s simple & the 6 month extension is automatic. Here’s the big caveat, though. It is only an extension of time to file your tax return, NOT an extension of time to pay […]
  • Home Office Tax Deduction Options

    Conny
    11 Apr 2015 | 8:19 am
    If you use a portion of your home exclusively as a home office, you can usually deduct it as a business expense. And if you use a portion of your home exclusively for other business uses, such as product storage, you may also be able to deduct that expense. There are two options available to […]
  • Still Need to File Your 2014 taxes? File for Free on the IRS Website.

    Conny
    10 Apr 2015 | 2:08 pm
    It’s the last weekend before the tax filing deadline and stress is running pretty high for many of us. If your income is $60,000 or less, make it a little easier on yourself by using the IRS FreeFile website to file your federal 1040 return. You’ll have a choice of online software programs provided by […]
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    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies

  • Thinking -> Feeling -> Willing

    Roberto Monaco
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter San Diego, Ca Mostly Sunny 73 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear 10X Business Builder, Here is some advice that you do not hear often in public speaking, sales and influence training “Before you present your message, you have to feel your message” Why is this important to you? Because if you don’t feel your message, your audience will not feel it either, and if they don’t feel your message, they will not take action. There are many ineffective communication habits that stop presenters from…
  • Influence in a Bottle?…

    Roberto Monaco
    1 Jun 2015 | 9:27 am
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter San Diego, Ca Sunny 73 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear 10X Business Builder, Just like gravity, influence principles are impacting us every moment of the day and most of us are not thinking about it (or we are not aware of it). A couple of days ago I was drinking a Kombucha and I started to pay attention to the label, and the more I read the label, the more I was intrigued by the amount and the elegance of influence principles written in that piece of paper. So much so, that I decided to record a video about…
  • What is your philosophy about philosophy?

    Roberto Monaco
    29 May 2015 | 2:48 pm
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter San Diego, Ca Sunny 73 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear 10X Business Builder, What is your philosophy about philosophy? Philosophy runs your life, your business and your destiny. That is not an overstatement, that is the truth once you realize that every person in the world has a personal philosophy that is shaping his or her actions, feelings and future. Philosophy, defined by Merriam Webster dictionary as ‘the study of ideas about knowledge, truth, the nature and meaning of life” can be your best…
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    Naomi Simson's Blog

  • The five new rules of work (connectedness will be critical)

    Naomi Simson
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:36 pm
    I shared with business leaders this morning how I (and others) see workplaces shifting and evolving. For some it will feel more like a revolution than an evolution. Teams will be brought together – who may never meet… working anywhere on the planet. People will work concurrently for several and many employers. People will want to work part time, and flexibly as we live longer and want to stay meaningfully employed. Supervisors might not see or be present when team members do amazing work. Yet what we know is that customers are demanding increasing transparency and authenticity…
  • The state of Small Business – It’s a team game

    Naomi Simson
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Small businesses are essential to economies around the globe; we the little guys – serve our local communities, we too can serve the world because we can access customers anywhere. I find myself in a fortunate position almost as a spokesperson on behalf of small business because of my role on TENs Shark Tank Australia. In Australia small businesses (turning over less than $2million) represent 96% of all business and employ 63% – almost two thirds – of the working population, making us Australia’s largest employer. So, what’s going to challenge and affect our growth? I think…
  • Ten words to inspire great leadership

    Naomi Simson
    17 Jun 2015 | 7:06 pm
    I was sent this lovely story in the post recently from Mr. Goldfinger who attended a presentation that I did at the Clemenger Auditorium in May for Latrobe University; on the ethical transformation of business. As I have so often done I mentioned that my personal motto is “If it is meant to be it is up to me.” I take responsibility and accountability for all aspects of my life. Including my moral compass and my well-being. This is the story that Mr. Goldfinger cut out and sent me: “When I was 10 my teacher asked us to write up a sentence that made sense but the sentence could only be…
  • Gender gap fast forward 80 years

    Naomi Simson
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:36 pm
    I was recently challenged by a finding from the 2014 Global Gender Gap Report: it will take until 2095 – or 80 more years – to achieve gender parity in the workplace. 80 more years until the world’s available talent is fully optimised. We wouldn’t wait 80 years to implement any other business initiative, so why are we waiting for this one? As a participant in the 2015 Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program, I have access to a wealth of information and research. Particularly learning and understanding more about the opportunities across all industries for women…
  • My Work Life When I Was 22

    Naomi Simson
    10 Jun 2015 | 4:57 pm
    I often have a good giggle with audiences when I’m presenting, about what it was like working “last century.” The funny thing is that in just a decade, many of the practices seem completely archaic. How did we cope? We had telephones that you would dial, and then wait after each number you dialed for the rotary piece to return to base. The sound was distinctive… dddd, dddd, dddd (very hard to replicate in writing). No speed dial, voice recognition, click to dial, automatic dial or any of the other things that now means that we are connected instantaneously. What patience…
 
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    Negotiation Insights » Negotiation Mistakes: Own Them, Move on and Prosper | Negotiation Insights

  • Negotiation Mistakes: Own Them, Move on and Prosper

    Mladen Kresic
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Have you found yourself exasperated by a colleague or partner who won’t own his or her mistakes? The minute an error is discovered, they offer excuses and deflections instead of responsibility and solutions. This is not only a time-waster because you have to take extra steps getting to the heart of the problem, but your whole team loses credibility and the value of your business relationship is undermined. At K&R, we use the term Negotiation Capital™ to illustrate the goodwill that is created through credibility, good relationships and successful delivery. Negotiation Capital is like…
  • To Win the Deal, Add Personal Value to Your Negotiation Strategy

    Mladen Kresic
    4 May 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Effective, persuasive communication is fundamental to building winning deals. When you are understood and believed, you greatly increase your chances of gaining leverage and having your value argument accepted by the other side. However, we make a mistake if our communication doesn’t recognize two kinds of value: Company value to the other side Personal value to the representative of the other side You generate company value by making the deal beneficial to the customer’s organization. This helps their company’s bottom line or revenues, improves their return on assets, expands market…
  • K&R’s Mladen Kresic Contributes to Thomson Reuters’ Legal Solutions Blog

    Mladen Kresic
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    Thomson Reuters’ Legal Solutions Blog recently featured a guest post from K&R Negotiations CEO Mladen Kresic, who penned a piece about the importance of lawyers not getting too lost in legal terms and keeping an eye on their client’s business value: “When brought on as the legal member of a business negotiation team, it’s natural that we view the process through a legal filter. But sometimes attorneys get lost in the purely legal dimensions of the negotiation process and lose sight of the fact that we are ultimately there to provide business value for our clients.” The post…
  • Why Disruptive Deals Are So Difficult (And Why Yours Can Work)

    Mladen Kresic
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    In a 2012 Harvard Business Review article titled “The End of Solution Sales,” authors Brent Adamson, Matthew Dixon, and Nicholas Toman identified a new way of selling being practiced by the cream of today’s sales professionals—usually B2B salespeople attempting to land complex deals. These prominent authors identified a small percentage engaged in what they call “insight selling.” In contrast to the classic “solution sale,” in which salespeople engage with purchase agents to discover salient needs and align their solution with those needs, this new breed of insight seller…
  • Fighting for Your Value: The Negotiation Wisdom of Bernard Hopkins

    Mladen Kresic
    6 Jan 2015 | 1:07 pm
    On the eve of his November meeting with feared Russian light heavyweight Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, the New York Times took a fascinating, in-depth look at the 49-year-old who was about to step in the ring against Kovalev: Philadelphia’s Bernard Hopkins. It was a chance to learn about the hard-won wisdom and discipline that had made him not just an expert boxer who could seemingly defy time, but an expert businessman. Boxing is often called the “cruelest sport” for the punishment that boxers absorb in the ring. It’s also financially unforgiving. The…
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    Great Results Teambuilding

  • Assigned Seats Are Even More Effective Outside of Schools

    Sean Glaze
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:23 am
    Teachers have used assigned seats for decades to arrange and organize students in their classrooms, because it was convenient.  In my classroom, I used to assign seats and would switch up those assignments at different points during the year to allow students to interact and build relationships with people that they otherwise likely wouldn’t have talked with. But leaders in any field should find a way to assign seats to their people at meetings and events – and not just for organizational efficiency. Assigned seats can be a powerful positive catalyst for building relationships and…
  • How to Build Accountability With a Team Character Draft

    Sean Glaze
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:32 am
    With the NFL draft approaching, millions of people are getting excited about the addition of talent to their team rosters.  Most people can see and appreciate talent – but great leaders know that talent alone is never sufficient.  Talent without character and trust – traits of great teammates – will always underachieve. So how do you build an appreciation of character and emphasize the importance of great teammates, while also creating a culture of accountability among your athletes? Well, even for a veteran coach that sounds like a tall order… but it really is possible. Early in…
  • 8 ways to get your team to listen (when you don’t have a whistle)

    Sean Glaze
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
    The truth is that whistles aren’t necessary. As a young coach, I thought I needed a whistle to get my players’ attention and ensure they were listening to me. Turns out, a few years into my coaching career I learned that it wasn’t the whistle that truly earned their attention.  Sure, it was disruptive and caused them to stop and look at me for a moment – but it wasn’t the reason they listened to me.  I eventually began to coach without a whistle – and my teams responded to my voice… but not just because I was their coach.  They listened because I built trust and was concerned…
  • Would YOU do this for me?

    Sean Glaze
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Hello Managers and Team Leaders!  You have something I want… I just finished my most recent book, Rapid Teamwork (more info to come on that this summer!), and I am excited about beginning work on the next writing project to help people like you be more effective in leading their teams. What I want is your help with identifying which of the topics would be most beneficial to serving you and your current situation. So – I am asking a favor.  Would you take 2-3 minutes (that’s all, I promise!) to answer a TWO question online survey that will help me to focus on delivering…
  • Five Greatest Qualities of an Effective Event Facilitator

    Sean Glaze
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:06 am
    If you are searching for an effective event facilitator to help with any group productivity meeting, there are a number of things you should consider. A strong facilitator will discuss goals with the meeting planner and have a thorough understanding of the meeting’s purpose prior to his or her arrival.  It is vital that the facilitator understands expectations… He or she will also be skilled enough to create a feeling of safety and trust in order to foster more honest and productive communication throughout the event, and establish effective ground rules for productive feedback during…
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    The Hiring Tips

  • How Long Do You Want To Work Here?

    Stan Dubin
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Are you looking to hire that perfect or close to perfect individual that will grow with your company and 10, 15 years later is part of your “family,” someone you can completely rely upon?        
  • What Isn’t Fair?

    Stan Dubin
    21 Jun 2015 | 4:16 pm
    This of course isn’t the exact question to ask, but with some context, it can tell you a good bit about your candidate.        
  • What’s NOT On Your Résumé?

    Stan Dubin
    13 Jun 2015 | 2:32 pm
    I mentioned Richard Branson in an earlier Hiring Tip and I’m bringing him back for an encore here.        
  • Underpaid and Overpaid

    Stan Dubin
    6 Jun 2015 | 12:01 pm
    You’re essentially going to ask two questions here. One question may get you several answers. And the other may produce a blank stare.        
  • “What’s The Next Job You Would Like to Have When You Leave Here?”

    Stan Dubin
    23 May 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Reid Hoffman, the Founder of LinkedIn, believes the employer/employee relationship starts off with “a dishonest conversation.”        
 
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    redfishmarketing.com.au

  • Choosing a power bank for your phone or tablet [Infographic]

    Red Fish
    10 Jun 2015 | 10:28 pm
    Does your phone, tablet or laptop regularly run out of battery just when you need it most. Then you need a power bank. A power bank is a portable charger for your electronic device. You require types depending on the type of device and length of charge etc. We have made choosing a power bank straightforward using the infographic below; The post Choosing a power bank for your phone or tablet [Infographic] appeared first on .
  • Crowdfunding Reward Ideas For 4 Different Business Types

    Red Fish
    10 Jun 2015 | 10:09 pm
    So you’ve got a fabulous business idea but just don’t have the capital you need saved up to get it off the ground just yet. What’s the solution? Crowdfunding! Since the mid 2000’s crowdfunding has been one of the best alternative solutions to getting yourself a business loan. Platforms such as Kickstarter, GoFundMe and IndieGogo can open you up to a range of non-traditional funding sources to give you the $$$ you need to fund your business. A successful crowdfunding venture can be built off the back of giving your pledges a range of rewards tied in with your business…
  • Do’s and Don’ts: Dinner Party Hosting Tips

    Red Fish
    10 Jun 2015 | 9:59 pm
    So you’ve decided to host a dinner party. One of the more important social events that marks you as a certified grown up and someone fully capable of putting together a small organised event. Unfortunately, sometimes we may end up frazzled and fried due to poor planning, time management and even aiming the bar too high for ourselves.  To give ourselves a better chance at getting things just right and with the least amount of stress there are some simple do’s and don’ts we should follow when throwing a dinner party. Do… Keep the guest list small. If there are more…
  • Where do Stubby Holders come from?

    Red Fish
    10 Jun 2015 | 9:44 pm
    Nothing says “I’m a true blue Aussie” like an ice cold beer and this little invention Think about it. What is your typical Aussie scene? Let’s take Australia Day for a good example. You’ve got your mates around, the barbie is fired up with snags and maybe some rissoles, a blow up paddling pool in the backyard with a few young tackers splashing about, another pool filled with ice and coldies… John reaches over and pops a beer in your hand which would be getting pretty warm in two seconds flat if it wasn’t for that snuggly soft pouch hugging your drink… Ah, the great…
  • Fluke Rugby Tops

    Red Fish
    21 May 2015 | 9:37 pm
    Rugby Tops made for Fluke to award to the champion members of their team.     The post Fluke Rugby Tops appeared first on .
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    EMA Blog

  • How Should Lenders Handle False Occupancy Claims on Mortgage Applications?

    admin
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:33 am
    Feigning occupancy to land a mortgage is the most common type of mortgage fraud perpetrated on lenders. On an average more than half of the claims made every year contain some level of occupancy misrepresentation. Such claims put lenders in a difficult situation, as based on their misrepresentations, lending institutions channel funds to close the real estate transactions. The smug notion that one white lie doesn’t really harm anyone is in fact a federal crime, and lenders should be prepared to deal with such misleading claims. Occupancy fraud refers to situations when a prospect makes…
  • Mortgage Rates Roundup for June 2015

    admin
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:02 am
    As June draws to a close, we’re taking a look back at what’s happened to the mortgage industry over the course of the last month. Extreme market volatility has been a major factor for the entire industry lately, and it’s certainly had an impact on mortgage rates. As you might expect, any changes in the domestic and worldwide markets has repercussions that can be felt throughout the business world, and mortgage rates are no exception. Mortgage Rates Fluctuating Mortgage rates dropped a bit recently, even though the overall numbers are close to the highs in 2015. Lenders have stayed…
  • The Implications of Bank of America’s Supreme Court Win over “Underwater” Homes

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:36 am
    In a recent judgment, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a second mortgage on an “underwater” home cannot be treated invalid during bankruptcy. To explain what this recent win means and how it affects lenders, it’s important to understand the history behind the concept of lien stripping. This means that homeowners who file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy are eligible to void or “strip off” a second mortgage on the home provided they meet guidelines. In order to be eligible for this, the debt owed to the holder of the first mortgage must be greater than the current value of the…
  • Making Prepayment Penalties More Transparent Can Actually Help Lenders

    admin
    27 Jun 2015 | 8:25 am
    Imagine putting yourself in the borrower’s shoes and facing a 2.79% fixed rate, with three and a half years still remaining on the term. What if you were quoted a $50,000 penalty for paying the remainder of the mortgage? This seems off the charts, but unfortunately, it happens more often than people realize. Cases like this can happen every day, and this can seem extremely unfair from the borrower’s perspective. One of the reasons that these prepayment penalties seem shielded is because it’s not clear upfront whether they exist. The lender might have it listed in the fine print, but in…
  • How Expert Mortgage Assistance Can Help You with TRID Implementation

    admin
    19 Jun 2015 | 3:35 am
    Being in the lending marketplace requires an awareness of all the regulatory rules and evolving information in the industry, and this summer is no exception. The most important issue on the mortgage landscape this summer is the TRID or the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure. The basic purpose of this rule is to roll together four currently existing disclosures under one umbrella. Previously, TILA and RESPA disclosures may have been separate, but this new rule requires that all four disclosures for closed-end credit transactions be consolidated into two primary forms, if those transactions are…
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    Midlands perspective

  • My journey to partnership

    Midlandsblog
    24 Jun 2015 | 1:04 am
    Birmingham-based Andy Halls was admitted to partnership on 1 June, as part of Deloitte UK’s largest ever annual intake of partners. Andy has led the firm’s Equity Capital Markets (ECM) team in the Midlands for three years and joins a team of 11 other audit partners in that region. “2015 is an exciting year for me professionally, but also for the Midlands. Investment in the Midlands is helping to drive the economy and bring business to the region, with many companies looking to leverage the region’s highly skilled talent pool.” “I grew up in Yorkshire and studied in the North East,…
  • Midlands' Real Estate gets off to a flying start in 2015

    Midlandsblog
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:21 am
    As we finish the first quarter of 2015, so far the Real Estate market is living up to expectations, with regional cities, such as Birmingham, benefiting most.2014 was an outstanding year for the UK property market with investment reaching a level not seen since before the downturn and returns at 20 year highs. The consensus envisages a moderation in performance in 2015, but our view is that this cycle has further to run.  Within the Midlands, and Birmingham particularly, we are seeing continued demand from a wide range of investors. Not only inward investment from funds, property companies…
  • Anything but average

    Midlandsblog
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:14 am
    Last week I had the honour of being part of a truly remarkable event. In support of a number of charities, including our own Birmingham office-nominated charity Cure Leukaemia, Chef Glynn Purnell opened the doors of his Michelin-starred restaurant to welcome 30 senior business leaders from across the UK to our inaugural ‘Recognising excellence’ event. Those present heard first-hand a disarmingly-open account of England cricketer Jonathan Trott’s much reported departure from the 2013 Ashes, both in Trott’s own words and through the account of fellow cricketer Andrew Strauss.
  • Fraud risk - are you doing enough?

    Midlandsblog
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:38 am
    Many Midlands businesses are taking a short-sighted approach to the risk of fraud which is leaving them exposed to potential financial loss and reputational damage, according to our recent survey. Our analysis of the views of Midlands business leaders identified that 42% believe they are exposed to fraud, with nearly a quarter (23%) of respondents stating they believe a high level of fraud in their organisation goes undetected. The research revealed that many organisations in the region are not going far enough to identify risks and take steps that will enable them to minimise the threat of…
  • The challenge of end-of-life care

    Midlandsblog
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:38 am
    It was clear during the recent political conference season that Healthcare is, yet again, set to become a central theme for debate in the run up to next year’s general election.Whatever your politics, there’s one thing that all healthcare professionals agree on: an aging population and a massively overstretched health service mean it’s increasingly difficult to deliver services. A sentiment that was echoed at our recent Healthcare dinner, which brought together the major players in the Midlands’ healthcare industry as they, led by Dr David Levy, reflected on the Keogh Review. The…
 
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  • 7 Ways to Serve Your Internal Customer “The Employee” Better

    Howard Shore
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
    7 Ways to Serve Your Internal Customer “The Employee” Better In my previous article, Are You Failing the Most Important Customer: “The Employee?” we addressed the questionIf you considered the people that worked for you as your largest and most important customers, would you behave toward them or see them any differently than you do today?” I addressed two issues I think all organizations face to some degree. In this post I want you to consider 7 ways to serve your internal customer better. Are You In Denial? You may be thinking, we treat our employees well. However, according to…
  • Are You Failing the Internal Customer: “The Employee?”

    Howard Shore
    26 Jun 2015 | 10:34 am
    Are You Failing the Internal Customer: “The Employee?” If you ask most CEOs what makes their business different from their competition, the most common answer received is “service.” This makes particular sense in South Florida, where the majority of industry is comprised of hospitality, healthcare, and other businesses whose end product is service. I look at these organizations and wonder if they are a product of their product. To be truly successful, a business really has to serve at least two customer bases. The customer base most focused on is typically the one perceived as the…
  • Do Your Team Members Trust You?

    Howard Shore
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:15 am
      Do Your Team Members Trust You? Do you believe your entire team trusts you? How do you know? If you could increase their trust level would it increase performance? If you pay attention, you will notice that you expect everyone to trust you all the time while you give only varying degrees of trust to everyone else. Interestingly, your team operates with the same principles. The higher up you are in the organization, the closer people watch your actions, looking for reasons not to trust you. To make matters worse, we all unintentionally do things that cause people to not trust us. Rather…
  • 10 Ways Leaders Destroy Employee Motivation

    Howard Shore
    9 Jun 2015 | 11:22 am
    10 Ways Leaders Destroy Employee Motivation If you are honest, you are probably thinking right now about how to motivate some or many of your employees. Maybe you’ve tried the common quick fixes such as motivational speakers, group outings, training, team-building exercises, changing compensation programs, adjusting organization structure, adjusting the office space, and other such low-impact maneuvers. You may see some mediocre results but they will be short-term and unsustainable. I am sure you will not be surprised to hear that continuing to throw the same old solutions at motivation…
  • Difference Between Strategy and Tactics

    Howard Shore
    4 Feb 2015 | 10:40 am
    Difference Between Strategy and Tactics Do you know the difference between strategy and tactics? Most leaders who think they are talking about strategy are really stuck in tactics. Many times it is hard to see the difference. A business owner called me today because he read “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits 2.0 Scaling Up” by Verne Harnish and was honest in admitting he was confused. When you think you are developing a strategy for your business, could you be confusing it with tactics? Two Strategic Questions Every CEO Must Answer Strategy is the plan of action to achieve a major or…
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  • Sony: The Sell-Off Is An Opportunity To Buy This Turnaround Stock

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:15 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on July 1, 2015By Sarfaraz A. Khan SummarySony’s shares have dropped by more than 8% following announcement of an equity and bond offering. The company has been struggling for years, but has been eyeing a turnaround by doubling down on image sensors.Sony has often disappointed investors by slashing forecasts at an average of more than two times per year, but it has transformed into a beat-and-raise story. I believe it won’t be long before the CEO Kazuo Hirai and CFO Ken Yoshida do the victory lap.The Japanese electronics…
  • Noble Energy - Clouds Of Uncertainty Dissipating From Key Asset In Israel

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:15 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on June 29, 2015.By Sarfaraz A. KhanSummary: Noble Energy has been eyeing development of the giant Leviathan field, located in offshore Israel. Noble Energy, the only U.S. oil producer to invest in Israel, has faced a major regulatory hurdle, but recent decision from the country’s security cabinet has cleared its way. The company is now awaiting final government approval, which will pave the way for binding supply contracts and full scale development.Noble Energy has been eyeing development of one of the world's biggest offshore gas fields…
  • Worthington Industries' Future Is Looking Better, But It's Not A Buy Yet

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:10 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on July 1, 2015By Sarfaraz A. KhanSummary: Worthington Industries has a great business model, but it is at the mercy of the market. The company’s top and bottom-line is shrinking due to weakness in the macro environment. The future outlook of steel processing is looking better, but the other two segments might continue to struggle.Worthington Industries, one of North America's leading steel processors and the world's biggest supplier of pressure tanks and cylinders, has a solid business model. Thanks to a diverse customer base, the Columbus,…
  • Kandi Technologies: Was Last Week's Sell-Off A Buying Opportunity?

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    18 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    This article was first published on Seeking Alpha on May 18, 2015. By Sarfaraz A. KhanShares of Kandi Technologies (NASDAQ:KNDI), the Chinese company that makes go-karts, electronic vehicles, ATVs, UTVs and tricycles, have been getting hammered on high volume. On Monday, the company released a decent earnings report that featured modest year-over-year revenue growth and a swing to profit, but shares have fallen by 27.4% since then, settling at $9.13 when the markets closed on Friday.Favorable business environmentKandi initially started with making off-road vehicles but later, with its…
  • Horsehead Holding Is A Turnaround Stock That Could Pop Sooner Than Later

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    18 May 2015 | 8:27 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on May 18, 2015.By Sarfaraz A. KhanAmid the downturn in the commodities, zinc is a rare bright spot. The prices of the base metal, which is used to protect steel from corrosion, has been rising on the back of speculation as well as improving fundamentals. This was highlighted in my previous article, in which I also mentioned the names of a few zinc miners that should be on investor's radar. Seeking Alpha commentator TMFDeej pointed out that a small-cap company Horsehead Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:ZINC) should be on that list as well, and he's…
 
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  • Happy 4th of July! Save 15%!

    NFPT Team
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:25 am
    To all of those who’ve dedicated their lives to the freedoms that we enjoy — thank you and God bless! You and yours are valued very highly from NFPT. Words cannot express our gratitude. To help celebrate this Independence Day, we are discounting the NFPT-Personal Trainer Certification. Standard and Premier Packages will be 15% OFF for a limited time! If you are not certified with NFPT, then now is the time! If you are already certified by NFPT, make sure to mention this sale to those who may be interested.   We are also giving the 15% discount on our CE Courses! They are…
  • What Are Self Tests?

    NFPT Team
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:48 am
    What are Self Tests? ‘Self Tests’ with NFPT are free and optional Continuing Education Credit (CEC) opportunities that NFPT provides for their trainers twice a year. NFPT’s Self Tests are based off of monthly educational articles that are published through the NFPT Blog and consist of around 40 questions per test. The continuing education articles, that the Self Test questions are based around, are published for the purpose of reinforcing trainer knowledge and keeping current with the trends of an ever-changing health and fitness industry. How many CECs are Self Tests worth?
  • Which is Better: Isolated or Functional Exercise? Part 2 of 2

    Bev Hosford
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:59 pm
    In Part One, I talked about Functional Exercise.  Click Here if you need to catch up.   Now, it’s time to explore Isolated Exercise.  The leg curl (hamstring) machine at the gym or the adductor (inner thigh) machine are traditionally “isolated exercises”.  When taking a closer look, they aren’t all that isolated at all… You Have Seven Hamstring Muscles Most isolated machines use multiple different muscles at the joint being moved.  Take the leg (hamstring) curl machine for example.  You have seven muscles that flex your knee, yet they are often grouped and…
  • Hammer Curls

    GuestAuthor
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Emphasis The primary muscles stressed in this movement are the muscles in the front of your upper arm (brachialis). The secondary muscles stressed are the muscles in your forearm and the front of your shoulder. Starting Position Place a dumbbell in each hand with your palms facing your body. Stand straight up and down with your knees slightly bent, back straight. Allow your arms to extend down at your sides with your elbows straight. Movement Raise the right dumbbell toward the front of your right shoulder while keeping your palms facing in. Only raise the dumbbell up as far as you can…
  • Recognizing Reliability

    Cathleen Kronemer
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Saint Louis in proud of many things: the Gateway Arch, toasted ravioli, Provel cheese, and especially the highly acclaimed Washington University School of Medicine. So much knowledge and experience is contained within the walls and halls of our great institution; yet how are we supposed to learn in a society that is so suspicious and guarded? Visiting a friend in the hospital, for example, you’ll notice that signs are posted in the elevators cautioning us against talking about a patient’s case in an effort to protect his privacy. Try ordering an item on Amazon or any other website. You…
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  • 10 Business Clean-Up Areas in 10 minutes or Less!

    Vanity Numbers
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:35 pm
    In the world of business, we all would agree that there just aren’t enough hours in the day to…fill in the blank: Keep track of follow-ups. Recruit and train staff. Clean our offices. How about eat or sleep? We can get so busy in the running of our businesses that we forget to do regular health checks on how business operations are functioning. Take five minutes to read through these cleanup ideas, and you may come out with the idea to remove a long-term pain point, discover a new marketing strategy, or simply remind yourself of some overdue housekeeping. The solution to your…
  • It’s Summer: Take Your Phone Calls Anywhere

    Vanity Numbers
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:57 am
    It’s that time of year when the temps are just right and resorts are offering the best deals of the summer. Whether your small business is taking you to a remote location across the globe, or your family vacation travel is calling for an island getaway, you can rely on a system that can route your calls wherever you need them to go. There is both a customer and a small business advantage in offering your customers toll free numbers. When you rely on a toll free number with online call routing management for your quick and easy updates, it’s like you never left your office.
  • Phone Calls Are the Better Lead - Always

    Vanity Numbers
    9 Jun 2015 | 8:05 am
    While social networking is taking communication to a new level, there is still no substitute for phone calls. Whether your customers are calling you or you are calling them, a voice on the line is worth a thousand words. There is simply no replacement for the measure of benefits in human voice interaction. When you take a look at the psychology behind human voice communication, you’ll begin to understand why phone calls are the better lead—always! Attributes of Voice Communication It is clear to most business peers that voice communication is the force behind small business goals:…
  • Custom Toll Free Heads to IRCE (June 2th - 5th)

    Vanity Numbers
    28 May 2015 | 11:25 am
    There is a reason Custom Toll Free attends the “world’s largest eCommerce networking event of the year.” When a company is 100% focused on the success of their clients, this is the kind of event that supports those efforts. We take every measure to stay focused, current, and engaged in new technologies, best selling practices, and marketing. All of these feed into our marketing blog, concierge service, and account management. read more
  • The Top 5 (False) Assumptions About Toll Free Numbers - Do you have one of these?

    Vanity Numbers
    21 May 2015 | 4:42 am
    Trying to successfully market a small business can sometimes seem like a daunting task. The overwhelming presence of the big names in business is sometimes enough to dismay even the most optimistic entrepreneur. However, small businesses can employ a range of guerilla advertising tactics. One such tactic is a toll free number. Toll free numbers are affordable, reliable, and efficient, yet many small businesses don't use them. So why aren't businesses jumping on getting their own custom toll free number? These top five reasons break down some of the false impressions of integrating a…
 
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  • Sony: The Sell-Off Is An Opportunity To Buy This Turnaround Stock

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:15 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on July 1, 2015By Sarfaraz A. Khan SummarySony’s shares have dropped by more than 8% following announcement of an equity and bond offering. The company has been struggling for years, but has been eyeing a turnaround by doubling down on image sensors.Sony has often disappointed investors by slashing forecasts at an average of more than two times per year, but it has transformed into a beat-and-raise story. I believe it won’t be long before the CEO Kazuo Hirai and CFO Ken Yoshida do the victory lap.The Japanese electronics…
  • Noble Energy - Clouds Of Uncertainty Dissipating From Key Asset In Israel

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:15 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on June 29, 2015.By Sarfaraz A. KhanSummary: Noble Energy has been eyeing development of the giant Leviathan field, located in offshore Israel. Noble Energy, the only U.S. oil producer to invest in Israel, has faced a major regulatory hurdle, but recent decision from the country’s security cabinet has cleared its way. The company is now awaiting final government approval, which will pave the way for binding supply contracts and full scale development.Noble Energy has been eyeing development of one of the world's biggest offshore gas fields…
  • Worthington Industries' Future Is Looking Better, But It's Not A Buy Yet

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:10 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on July 1, 2015By Sarfaraz A. KhanSummary: Worthington Industries has a great business model, but it is at the mercy of the market. The company’s top and bottom-line is shrinking due to weakness in the macro environment. The future outlook of steel processing is looking better, but the other two segments might continue to struggle.Worthington Industries, one of North America's leading steel processors and the world's biggest supplier of pressure tanks and cylinders, has a solid business model. Thanks to a diverse customer base, the Columbus,…
  • Kandi Technologies: Was Last Week's Sell-Off A Buying Opportunity?

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    18 May 2015 | 8:30 am
    This article was first published on Seeking Alpha on May 18, 2015. By Sarfaraz A. KhanShares of Kandi Technologies (NASDAQ:KNDI), the Chinese company that makes go-karts, electronic vehicles, ATVs, UTVs and tricycles, have been getting hammered on high volume. On Monday, the company released a decent earnings report that featured modest year-over-year revenue growth and a swing to profit, but shares have fallen by 27.4% since then, settling at $9.13 when the markets closed on Friday.Favorable business environmentKandi initially started with making off-road vehicles but later, with its…
  • Horsehead Holding Is A Turnaround Stock That Could Pop Sooner Than Later

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    18 May 2015 | 8:27 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on May 18, 2015.By Sarfaraz A. KhanAmid the downturn in the commodities, zinc is a rare bright spot. The prices of the base metal, which is used to protect steel from corrosion, has been rising on the back of speculation as well as improving fundamentals. This was highlighted in my previous article, in which I also mentioned the names of a few zinc miners that should be on investor's radar. Seeking Alpha commentator TMFDeej pointed out that a small-cap company Horsehead Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:ZINC) should be on that list as well, and he's…
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  • How to Make Friends in Any Room

    John Corcoran
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:44 pm
    You know that feeling you get when you enter a room and suddenly you realize you don’t know anyone? Not a single person? It’s kind of like those ‘80s movies where someone shows up to a house party and then the record player screeches to a halt and the entire room seems to turn its head at once? Sometimes life feels like an ‘80s movie. When this happens to you, your heart may start racing. How do you meet people? How do you start mingling? More importantly, how do you start making friends – fast? This is a common problem for many people. You’ve probably been to an event where…
  • 089: Jon Levy | How to Throw An Influencers Dinner

    John Corcoran
    7 Jun 2015 | 9:12 am
    How would you like to throw a dinner party at your house for about a dozen people and have that group include a “who’s who” of titans of Industry, Olympic athletes, CEOs, musicians and celebrities? That sounds pretty good. AND how about all of your guests are doing all the cooking and cleaning – they’re making YOUR dinner. Sounds too good to be true, right? Actually it’s not. My guess on this podcast, Jon Levy, does exactly that. Jon started a series of dinners at his own home in New York city that he calls “The Influencers Dinners.” It started with a small group and gained…
  • 088: Ryan Williams | Stories From The Influencer Economy

    John Corcoran
    3 Jun 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Imagine you had a childhood where you were sent off to an elite prep school … A place where the rich and famous send their children to be educated. A place filled with the next generation of aristocrats and high-society matrons. In fact imagine if that was you – and your dorm room was actually formerly home to a U.S. President while he attended that school. Imagine how that might influence you and your take on the world. My guest on this episode, Ryan Williams, had that childhood. Ryan actually grew up in the Midwest and had a more humble upbringing but then he had the opportunity to…
  • 087: Ted Prodromou | Your LinkedIn profile sucks (and what to do about it)

    John Corcoran
    22 May 2015 | 5:44 pm
    Are you the kind of person who set up your LinkedIn profile 5 or 10 years ago and you haven’t touched it ever since? If you are, you need to listen in on this podcast. My guest is Ted Prodromou, the author of Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn for Business. It’s the definitive bible to how to use LinkedIn for business. In this episode we discuss: ·       Why you need a LinkedIn Strategy and what it needs to look like ·       How to turn new leads on LinkedIn into actual clients and customers ·       How to optimize Your LinkedIn Profile ·       How to Build out Your…
  • Don’t Miss the Big Moments in Life

    John Corcoran
    22 May 2015 | 3:59 pm
      Have you ever noticed how easy it is to miss the big moments in life? You know what I’m talking about. Maybe you had a work trip and you missed your daughter’s first steps. Or you had to work late and you missed your son’s first word. Or you simply couldn’t make it out to celebrate a good friend’s birthday because you’ve been so “stressed” at work… again. Does any of this ring a bell? If so, read on … A few months ago, my 4-year-old son Mason’s preschool teacher took me aside as I was dropping him off at school. “We need drivers for our field trip to release…
 
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  • 15 links to supercharge your bookmark bar

    Michelle
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:40 am
    Mix it up. Read good writing. Read bad writing. Learn something new. Remember something old. Get inspired. A few of my bookmarked favorites (in no particular order): Alltop Fast Company :zenhabits Brain Pickings Derek Sivers Farnam Street Zig Ziglar Steven Pressfield David Lee McSweeney’s Internet Tendency Reid Hoffman Lifehacker ReadWrite Lean In Medium
  • Trying less, not more

    Michelle
    26 Jun 2015 | 1:30 am
    “Try is best” somehow evolved into “try harder.” If we don’t get the results we’ve set out for, it is a direct reflection of the work we’ve put forth. No success? You must’ve done something wrong. You didn’t reach the bar, you don’t measure up, you didn’t work HARD enough. The irony is life seems to expand when you relax the muscles you’ve been stressing for so long. No only can constriction lead to strain and injury, it prohibits freedom and creativity and even limits the breath. There are moments and situations…
  • It is better to earn a high salary or be happy?

    Michelle
    18 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    This is one of the questions I ask students as part of a broader English speaking exercise. “Do you think it is better to earn a high salary or be happy in your job?” A pause always follows and eyes dart around the room before landing on empty notebooks. I give students a few moments to process before we begin. Many friends and colleagues in America are on the quest to find work that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of pay. My own answer is obvious by the lifestyle I’ve chosen. However, for eight out of ten of my students here in Nepal, the answer is a…
  • Ten times better

    Michelle
    9 Jun 2015 | 4:32 am
    A “little better” doesn’t cut it. You have to be much better. Much, much better. Ten times better. This is how you separate yourself from the competition. This is how you improve. This is how you win. Everything is crowded. The marketplace, the speaker lineup, the dating scene, the applicant pool. In an age where your value corresponds to your ability to separate yourself from the rest, your focus must narrow on becoming your best version. A notch doesn’t tip the scale. Throw your weight around and put full effort into your vision. Your best self and your most original…
  • 7 steps to creative inspiration (or, don’t live a boring life)

    Michelle
    28 May 2015 | 2:10 am
    1. Step outside of the familiar. 2. Feel uncomfortable (this is important). 3. Force self into new situation if need be. 4. Release any and all judgements, pretences. 5. Observe: watch movements and responses and reactions; notice your thoughts and behavior patterns; see outcomes as if you’re watching clouds pass in the sky. 6. Return to “old” but now seeing “new.” 7. Repeat often to bring fresh energy into your work, life, relationships.
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  • Reputation Management in Professional Sports

    Steve Daukas
    22 Jun 2015 | 2:12 pm
    How would you like to be in charge of reputation management in the world of professional sports?  While it may sound glamorous on the surface, there is a lot more to a sports team’s reputation than wins and losses. How the players act on and off the field gets a huge amount of press, and when accusations of cheating (think Deflategate or the recent St. Louis Cardinals hack of the Astros player database) make the front pages, the job of sports reputation management seems a lot less appealing. Business continuity... Read More The post Reputation Management in Professional Sports appeared…
  • Preparing Your Business for a Potential Terrorist Attack

    Robert Edson
    15 Jun 2015 | 3:59 pm
    How would you notify your employees if a terrorist attack occurred near you? The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, better known as ISIS, recently claimed responsibility for openly shooting at an event in Garland, Texas hosted by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI). The AFDI, a known anti-Muslim hate group, planned for participants to draw cartoon images of the prophet Muhammad. This highly offensive act triggered shooters Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi to plan an attack at the event. Simpson and Soofi’s plot was thankfully foiled before they managed... Read More The post Preparing…
  • Strong 2015 El Niño Predicted for Fall: Be Prepared

    Steve Daukas
    15 Jun 2015 | 3:43 pm
    One of the most unnerving elements in business is predicting what to anticipate for your company in the future. Most businesses worry about economic problems, but what about possible weather disasters? According to The Washington Post, the United States could be in for a strong El Niño in the fall. An El Niño can impact the world’s climate, but it starts with rising temperatures in the Pacific Ocean that lead to temporary changes in the atmosphere. The computer models predict that it could be even larger than the record-holding El... Read More The post Strong 2015 El Niño Predicted for…
  • Readiness Best Practices: Effective Risk Assessment

    Jason Zimmerman
    15 Jun 2015 | 3:32 pm
    In creating business continuity plans, every organization completes a series of risk assessment exercises. Without this general risk assessment, it would be impossible to prioritize what BCM plans are needed. Which disruptive events are most likely to impact your business? Your employees? Your clients? Your suppliers? Research suggests the top 10 risks tackled by business continuity teams include: Severe Weather IT Issues (outages, breach, virus…) Power Outages Natural disaster (flood, earthquake) Physical Violence Fire Epidemic Product delivery/quality Scandal/reputation Theft Clearly some…
  • The Hospital Safety Score: An Incident Management Approach to Hospital Safety

    Robert Edson
    19 May 2015 | 8:44 am
    The stats are unsettling. As many as 440,000 people die every year from preventable errors in hospitals. One in 25 patients acquire an infection in the hospital. That’s one of the reasons The Leapfrog Group has established the Hospital Safety Score, a bi-annual assessment of hospital safety that gives consumers an apples-to-apples way of comparing facilities and hospital administrators a framework for improvement. The national nonprofit group’s incident management approach to hospital safety results in a common language to identify issues and to track improvement. What is the Hospital…
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  • Marshall Goldsmith's Required Reading

    1 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    The top-ranked executive coach recommends four books that will make you a better leader.
  • What Does "Closing Time" Mean to Your Retail Business?

    30 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Although supervisors profess to have stores' closing routines under control, consumers and employees alike bemoan the lack of consistency in related management policies.
  • Currency Events

    29 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Since its introduction in 2008, bitcoin has enjoyed a rapid and tumultuous rise. In his new book, Nathaniel Popper looks into whether the digital currency is built to last.
  • Can Brands Save the World?

    29 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    "Brand sacrifice" means companies, not consumers, feel the pain.
  • When CEO Star Power Backfires

    25 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Companies can significantly influence the media visibility of their CEO with certain kinds of press releases -- but having a prominent CEO can also work to shareholders' detriment.
 
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  • The Portfolio Partnership Invites You To Their Boston Book Launch

    Ian Smith
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:28 am
    CLICK on the RSVP below to register. There will be limited capacity. Having trouble viewing this email? Click Here
  • The Portfolio Partnership – Relaunch

    Ian Smith
    28 Jun 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Times change and markets change. Over the last few months I’ve been busy recalibrating the TPP practice to better serve the needs of the market. Rarely do I use the blog platform – The Smith Report – to explain The Portfolio Partnership, but I thought this was a rare exception. We believe the current market needs encompass three symptoms: the difficulty of scaling private companies beyond $10m in sales, the need for some businesses to scale by acquisition and finally the private company owner who needs access to a chairman type role to mentor them. We believe the goal of TPP has not…
  • A New M&A Cycle, An Old Problem

    Ian Smith
    28 Apr 2015 | 6:16 pm
    The evidence is pouring in. M&A activity is bouncing along again. Just in the last three days I read these stories in the WSJ and Boston Globe. Health-care companies undertook $321 billion of acquisitions last year, more than double the $115 billion in 2013 (WSJ/Dealogic). The majority of health-care and life-science companies that floated last year chose outside CFOs. And the reason according to Korn Ferry – M&A experience especially with the subsequent integration. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt recently announced the $575m acquisition of Scholastic’s Educational Technology business…
  • The Acquirer’s Playbook – 10 Mistakes That Prove Fatal

    Ian Smith
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
      The M&A market is hot again with around $1 trillion of deals announced already this year. That would put us on track for the second highest year in history behind 2007 (recent WSJ article). The article summarized why acquisitions are so compelling for US acquirers: Board Room confidence Low interest rates Strong share prices Cash rich balance sheets Demand for new earnings sources Margin improvements Strength of dollar But let’s be careful out there. Acquisitions fail to add value in a majority of the time as supported by research I’ve reviewed over the years from Deloitte,…
  • The Catch 22 of Scaling

    Ian Smith
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Scaling is Growth with CAPS – Control, Alignment, Predictability and Safety. Or in order of importance: Alignment, Control, Predictability and therefore Safety. But that doesn’t make a great mnemonic! But here is the problem. Most private businesses can’t scale because they will not, or can’t decide what their remarkable service is going to be. If you don’t choose something specific to dominate, to be the best in the world at, you will never scale. Scaling isn’t about being the biggest. It’s about building an increasingly stronger and safer business. For example you could build…
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    Kathryn Welds | Curated Research and Commentary

  • Women Board Members + Strong Shareholder Protections = Higher Financial Performance

    kathrynwelds
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Kris Byron The relationship between women on corporate Boards of Directors and company financial outcomes is mixed, according to Syracuse University’s Kris Byron and Corinne Post of Lehigh University. Corinne Post To clarify conflicting data, they conducted a meta-analysis of 140 existing studies and found that this relationship held in countries with stronger shareholder protections. Companies with women on Boards and subject to significant shareholder protections reported higher accounting returns or firm profitability. Richard Gentry Accounting returns evaluate a firm’s efficiency in…
  • Range Offers vs Point Offers in Negotiation for Advantageous Settlements

    kathrynwelds
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Daniel Ames Many people hesitate to present a negotiation offer as a range due to concerns that only the lower value in the range would be heard due to selective attention by the co-negotiator. In addition, many negotiators are concerned that the lower end of a range offer signals the “reservation price” or “bottom line.” Malia F Mason In fact, range offers may lead to stronger outcomes, according to Columbia University’s Daniel R. Ames and Malia F. Mason, who compared range offers with point offers in laboratory studies of negotiations. First offers can be powerful anchors,…
  • Women’s Businesses as Engine for GDP Growth

    kathrynwelds
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Laura Tyson Women and girls have the most potential to produce economic growth, despite also being marginalized in many countries, according to University of California, Berkeley’s Laura Tyson, who served as chair of the US president’s Council of Economic Advisors. She added that every year that a girl is in school increases her future income level and the country’s GDP. Katie Drasser Further, women’s increased workforce participation increases general economic prosperity:  Women who work invest an average of 90 percent of their income back into their families, and drive about 70…
  • Group “Intelligence” Linked to Social Skills – and Number of Women Members

    kathrynwelds
    10 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Anita Wooley Williams A group’s “general collective intelligence factor” is related to social and communication skills, not to the average or maximum individual intelligence of group members, found Carnegie Mellon’s Anita Williams Woolley, Christopher F. Chabris of Union College, with MIT colleagues Alex (“Sandy”) Pentland, Nada Hashmi, and Thomas W. Malone. Instead, group intelligence was most closely associated with: Group member social sensitivity and empathy, Equal conversational turn-taking Proportion of females in the group. Christopher Chabris The research team analyzed…
  • Nothing to Lose: Effective Negotiating Even When “Powerless”

    kathrynwelds
    3 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Michael Schaerer Most negotiators prefer to have alternatives as a “fall back position,” but INSEAD’s Michael Schaerer and Roderick Swaab, collaborating with Adam Galinsky of Columbia suggested that having no alternatives and less power than co-negotiators can achieve better deals. Alternatives enable negotiators to gain concessions from co-negotiators as they capitalize on an advantageous BATNA – Best Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement, defined by Harvard’s Roger Fisher and William Ury. Roger Fisher When an alternative is weak, it can undermine negotiating outcomes more than…
 
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    Jeremiah Stanghini

  • Want Better Group Performance? Try a Standing Meeting

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    In keeping with the theme of “standing” being better for us from earlier this week, I thought I’d tackle another journal article discussing the merits of standing. This time, the research included participants well-beyond the 2nd and 3rd grade, but still used students — university students, that is. While the article from earlier this week focused on individual performance, this article looked at how standing can have an effect on group performance. In particular, how standing can have an effect on how we participate in groups. From the research: Our findings…
  • Gasoline-Powered Cars: A New Perspective

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:01 am
    One of my favo[u]rite things to write about (or write on?) is perspective. I really and truly believe that perspective is one of the keys to growth and by extension, acceptance (or tolerance, if you prefer). In this context, it sounds like I’m talking about the acceptance (or tolerance) of other people and their beliefs/actions, but I also mean it with regard to reality, in general. As we take on more perspectives, we’re granted the opportunity to use a new lens to see things and as we use this new lens, we’re far more likely to see something we didn’t see when…
  • Stand and Deliver: We Think Better on Our Feet — Literally

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Did you see the post from ScienceDaily a couple of months ago? As it turns out, we think better when we’re on our feet. Maybe more importantly though, given how much we tend to sit throughout the day, standing is a good way to change things up (and standing is actually better for us than siting). This study looked at standing desks in the context of education. In particular, with regard to elementary school-aged children. Given the epidemic of obesity, particularly in America, it certainly seems like a good idea to try and tackle an issue at one of the roots (sitting). While we…
  • Travel and Sports: Timezones Used to Have an Effect on Winning Percentage in the NBA

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    25 Jun 2015 | 5:26 am
    It’s probably not surprising to you to learn that when an NBA team travels east of its “home” timezone, it’s more likely to win and when it travels west of its “home” timezone, it’s more likely to lose. However, you may be surprised that this effect only bears out for games played during the day and more importantly, not for games played at night. This finding surprised the researchers who conducted the study as they expected to find an effect for games played at night in concert with similar studies about the NFL. It’s important to note…
  • Stop Asking: “Are You OK?”

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:55 am
    A few weeks ago, I levelled a criticism at parents who attempt to dissuade their children from feeling their feelings in the moment. That is, as soon as they begin to cry, parents usually try to quash the children’s feeling by saying, “You’re OK,” or “You’re fine.” I think that this same attitude carries on when parents (or people) are dealing with older children (or other people) and something happens. Consider a couple of teenagers who are playing soccer. One of them falls down and ceases playing for a couple of seconds. Almost always,…
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    Zintro Blog

  • Inquiry Roundup- Construction Engineering

    Zintro
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:59 pm
    Highway Construction As Founder of a newly formed non profit Christian organization am looking for a highway engineering professional who has worked for several years as a general contractor managing and coordinating large construction projects. This organization will operate projects all across Africa. Assistance is sought to write a Business plan and help develop structures and modalities for project management and implementation. View Inquiry Tunnel Boring One of our prestigious client a World Class Player in infrastructure projects is looking for a senior civil engineering professional…
  • Massachusetts’ Role in the Biotech Market

    Zintro
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:04 pm
    A Massachusetts state agency approved $2.2 million in grants this month to fund startups that reach early-stage milestones. The move stems from an identified gap in the Bay State’s booming biotech market. According to Susan Windham-Bannister, the outgoing president of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, “This was a gap in which Massachusetts often loses companies to other states.” Although the center provides grants to early-stage companies to reimburse them for hiring interns, this is the first time it’s given grants to companies to help them achieve early…
  • Inquiry Roundup – Chemical Engineering

    Zintro
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:42 pm
     Petrochemical Industry Operational Efficiency Project: improving of operational efficiency and productivity of a large petro chemical Russian company – producer of suspension PVC (polyvinylchloride) and caustic soda. 1. International expert with management experience in similar enterprises (preferably EU / US). Willingness to share knowledge on the organization of the main and auxiliary functions in enterprises, especially in the service / repair directly at the production sites. 2. Russian expert with a background in projects of a Production system of Sibur. Willingness to share…
  • Success Story: Simona Bodiut

    Zintro
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:31 am
    Zintro expert Simona Bodiut is a chartered/forensic accountant with extensive business and financial management experience. Her ability to adapt has made it possible to expand from Financial and HR to Procurement and Outsourcing projects among others. Simona has researched numerous projects. Examples of her research include: • Payroll rates and HR outsourcing in Europe and Asia • Health, life, and disability care best practices • Diversity and inclusion services in pharma • Overview of the public pension system in Romania • The fraud detection software market Simona shares her…
  • Zintro Feature Update: Close Inquiries + New Links + View Profile + Tools & More

    Zintro
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Our Product and Engineering teams have been hard at work this past month building new features and updating existing ones. Here are some of the highlights below:   1) Direct inquiries no longer expire. Found a good Expert? Keep your 1 to 1 conversation with that expert open indefinitely allowing you to continue to interact, engage and to make multiple payments over time. 2) Close Inquiries Did you find who you were looking for or simply would like to stop receiving responses from new experts? Closing an inquiry makes it very easy. If you found someone for the job, the easiest way to let…
 
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    Sensei Marketing

  • Technology and Business Intelligence – Not Always Good Partners

    Sam Fiorella
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:25 am
    There’s no question that the Internet, social media, and digital technologies have changed the business landscape and the manner in which it operates. From the way business communicates with – and advertises to – consumers to how it conducts market research, and from the manner in which it hires new employees to how those employees are managed, today’s business blueprint is significantly different that it was just 15 years ago. But is change always a good thing?  The Internet has provided smaller businesses the opportunity to compete with larger brands and has certainly provided a…
  • Use Intent Data to Drive Influence Advertising Strategy

    Sam Fiorella
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:33 am
    It’s no secret that your every click is tracked online; what sites you visit, what ads you click, and what articles you read are all stored by the likes of Google, Facebook, and their ilk in order to create buyer personas to which they may better serve relevant ads. However, despite the resources dedicated to creating these buyer personas, the jury is still out on how effective the algorithms are that determine buyer interest or intent. Despite the fact that 80 percent of international marketers surveyed by Forrester Consulting indicated that customer data analytics is valuable in…
  • Replace Customer Service Departments with Customer Experience Teams

    Sam Fiorella
    9 Jun 2015 | 7:59 am
    Modern business is faced with a greater challenge than its predecessors: Growing demand for revenue and profit at a time when the Internet has increased both competition and consumer power.  Ironically, the Internet, which promised greater opportunity for business to reach a larger audience, has increased the obstacles those businesses face in engaging and selling to new and existing customers. Businesses must now contend with a new type of competitor beyond competing business entities. a. The volume and immediacy of peer-to-peer recommendations on social and digital channels means…
  • Manipulation vs. Influence – Becoming a Trusted Authority

    Sam Fiorella
    1 Jun 2015 | 7:49 am
    Which is more influential, the message or the messenger? Salespeople have long understood that the likelihood of a proposal being accepted is largely dependent on factors such as the relationship between the salesperson and the buyer. This is such a universal truth that many sales executives refuse to respond to open Request for Proposals if they don’t have prior knowledge of the proposal or a pre-existing relationship with the buyer. What’s a business to do when it knows it has the better solution or offering but lacks a solid relationship with the buyer(s)? The answer lies in becoming a…
  • The Flip Side of Social Media: Servicing Customer Expectations

    Sam Fiorella
    27 May 2015 | 8:32 am
    Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Quora, LinkedIn….businesses are pushing harder and harder at engaging customers across multiple digital channels and social networks, each experiencing varied levels of success. It’s that success that I wish to discuss today. When asked what is social media success, most will give you the typical soft metrics including follower count, number of re-tweets, and/or number of comments. STOP! Before you click away from this post in fear that it’s another of my tirades about the limitations or inaccuracies of soft metrics in measuring business…
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    Procurement Bulletin Website

  • Norway Has the Most Resilient Supply Chain

    Vincent Po
    5 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    Image via Flickr by Leshaines123 According to the 2015 FM Global Resilience Index, Norway has the most resilient supply chain of any country around the world. The index ranks 130 countries based on their risk mitigation plans, geographic position, investments, and economic stability. Norway scored so well because the country has minimal exposure to natural disasters, in addition to their economy and supply chain investments. Switzerland came in second place because of their strong economy. Other countries that made the top ten include Qatar, Finland, the United States, Netherlands, Ireland,…
  • A Look at Wal-Mart’s Sustainable Supply Chain

    Vincent Po
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
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    1 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
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  • FedEx Will Acquire TNT Express

    Vincent Po
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:01 am
    Image via Flickr by BriYYZ TNT Express is a global logistics company that operates in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. They serve more than 200 countries and have a value of $6.680 billion euro. They handle nearly one million deliveries per day. However, the company has been struggling to compete with UPS, FedEX, and DHL. In 2012, UPS attempted to buy the TNT Express, but were unsuccessful. Now, FedEx is trying to make a deal happen. If everything goes smoothly, FedEx will get TNT Express at a discount compared to the UPS offer. FedEx plans to draw on the expertise of…
  • GE Appliance Park Fire Causes Production Delays

    Vincent Po
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:01 am
    Image via Flickr by rafael-castillo On April 3, a fire broke out at GE Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky. Firefighters are still on the scene dealing with hot spots, but the fire has mostly been contained. It caused heavy damage throughout the building and soot has traveled to nearby neighborhoods. GE is experiencing some production delays, but the company anticipates that they will be running smoothly again shortly. A GE spokeswoman said that they are working hard to get the park operational again, but it will take some time. Most GE employees have taken a couple of days off because of…
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    Steelhenge Crisis Thinking

  • Getting ahead in the reputation game

    Dominic Cockram
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:32 am
    Reputation and the importance of a good reputation is well understood; for businesses reputation is a vital and valuable commercial asset, albeit intangible. But how do organisations actively protect their reputation and manage the risks to it being damaged? That is a harder question to answer. The 2014 Forbes Insights Survey found that 39 per cent of companies surveyed rated the maturity of their reputation risk programmes as “average” or “below average,” and only 19 per cent gave themselves an “A” grade for their capabilities at managing reputation risk. Clearly there is still…
  • Business Impact Analysis: value added or added toil?

    Dominic Cockram
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:37 am
    The business impact analysis (BIA) is a key facet of any business continuity programme. It sits right at the heart of the benefit that business continuity can bring to any organisation. It has concerned me recently that I have read a number of papers suggesting that the business impact analysis is either unnecessary or that short cuts could be used. While it is understandable that people would like to reduce the work involved in delivering a business continuity project, to play around with the business impact analysis without understanding the risks of doing so is to put the whole business…
  • Joining the crisis dots – How simulation exercising can create a culture of crisis sensitivity

    Dominic Cockram
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    By Dominic Cockram As a crisis management professional, I have worked with many different crisis teams over the years. What has become apparent is that, in the majority of cases, those conducting the operational response to a crisis (and by that I mean at both the bronze/operational and silver/tactical levels) have little understanding of the strategic drivers, priorities and concerns, and potential challenges of the executive or ‘gold’ level. This lack of understanding can fail to give those protecting the organisation’s license to operate what they really need to fulfil their role.
  • Launch of BS 65000, The new British Standard for Organisational Resilience

    Dominic Cockram
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:37 am
    The new British Standard, Guidance on Organisational Resilience (BS 65000: 2014) was launched on 27th November at the Guildhall in the City of London. The venue was an apt choice for the launch of a resilience Standard; built in the 15th century, the Guildhall is one of the older secular buildings in London not only surviving both the Great Fire and the blitz but also remaining relevant today as the high-tech home of the City of London Corporation and the setting for many banquets, receptions and corporate events.  This history of the Guildhall struck me as having parallels with the essence…
  • Managing Perception: Lessons from the Ebola epidemic shed new light on pandemic planning and response

    Alice Bainbridge
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    As the tragedy of the Ebola epidemic continues to blight West Africa, the developed world has been reminded once again about the threat that diseases of epidemic proportion and pandemic potential pose in our globally connected world. It has also raised some complex questions in many organisations about exactly how they manage the realities and risks, both actual and perceived, of such disease threats in countries like the UK that have well-developed public health systems. At first, the Ebola epidemic felt “remote” and there was little threat to us in the UK but then the nature of the…
 
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    Business.com Business.com Blog

  • Business.com Chief Technology Officer Named "Top Tech Exec"

    Shayna Marks
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:30 am
    As a company that lives on the Internet, it’s clear why technology is important to us here at Business.com. Last year, we set our sights on a new initiative, dubbed “The Kraken,” which would completely change the Business.com experience. At the heart of The Kraken is the technology that runs our site and our business as a whole. And at the helm of that technology is our Chief Technology Officer and the newly named “Top Tech Exec,” Robert Swisher. Along with 13 other technology professionals, Robert was awarded the honor of Top Tech Exec in the "Private Micro" category on May 14,…
  • Data and Algorithms: Changing B2B Media and Information

    Shayna Marks
    16 Jun 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Programmatic. First party data. Retargeting. Viewability.  To say there are quite a few things to consider as digital publishers is an understatement.  At the end of the content and technology rainbow, data is the pot of gold. Our CEO, Tony Uphoff, spoke at the ABM & Information Industry Summit today alongside John Felahi, Chief Strategy Officer for Content Analyst Company, in their session “How Automation and Algorithms Can Make or Break Content and Advertising-Driven Businesses.” As Uphoff explained, data now informs all aspects of media, on and offline. At Business.com, we view…
  • Stepping Back and Putting Brand First: Business.com's Journey to Branding

    Tony Uphoff
    8 May 2015 | 9:35 am
    Every month, we generate millions of high quality brand engagements and demand generation for our advertisers. We’ve organized our suite of advertising products to solve the brand engagement and demand generation challenges that many marketers have. Whether you're looking for advanced display, pay-per-click, email marketing, content marketing or sales ready leads, we have a solution to meet your digital marketing needs.  Business.com is not a new URL. But, as one of the leading destinations for executives in growing companies to acquire knowledge, products and services they need, it's…
  • How to Get Further in the Interview Process

    Vanessa Johnson
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    As the Director of People and Culture in a growth company, I have my hands in every stage of the employee life cycle, including the recruiting and hiring of employees at Business.com."In 2014, I personally held approximately 372 phone interviews and 67 in-person interviews for roles ranging from sales to engineering and everything in between. We are expanding our sales team this year, and I expect those numbers to dramatically increase in 2015. For the past three years in a row, Business.com has been named one of the Best Places to Work in San Diego, and a big part of that is the emphasis we…
  • Ongoing Learning for Future Success: Why Education in the Workplace Matters

    Shayna Marks
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:37 pm
    You know the old adage "the day you stop learning is the day you die"?  We live and work by that ideology here at Business.com, and we're not alone.  As reported in Forbes,  Bersin by Deloitte's 2014 Corporate Learning Factbook analysis of the U.S. training market showed  spending on corporate training grew by 15% last year to over $70 billion. The highest growth rate in over seven years. Why are companies spending time and money investing in employee education? Josh Bersin shared in the Forbes article: "not only do more than 70% of organizations cite 'capability gaps' as one of their top…
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    Repossession HQ

  • Nationwide New Car Sales is Way Up and Perhaps Repossessions will Jump Higher Soon

    Steven Cohen
    10 Jun 2015 | 7:44 pm
    According to news reports this week, automobile sales have risen to extreme levels. This jump in new car sales is primarily due to a newly structured finance deal that has been working well to bring sales up and make auto maker happy. Auto manufacturers nearly across the board reported strong April sales gains in the […] The post Nationwide New Car Sales is Way Up and Perhaps Repossessions will Jump Higher Soon appeared first on Repossession HQ.
  • Big Bank Gets Hit with 9 Million in Fines for Taking Military Cars

    Steven Cohen
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Come on Santander, repossession 101. Never take active military cars? Either the bank hired agents that had no knowledge of the law but they were in fact cheap. Or Santander felt they were above the law and for that they will pay dearly. They could have allowed the debtors to keep each car for less […] The post Big Bank Gets Hit with 9 Million in Fines for Taking Military Cars appeared first on Repossession HQ.
  • Agressive Repo and Woman Destroys Car While Being Repossessed

    Steven Cohen
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:25 am
    Violence is certainly way up in repo work and it is nothing new that a car gets picked up that has been destroyed by an unhappy debtor but the new trend seems to be to destroy the car while it’s being picked up. The following is a video and article from the South Carolina news […] The post Agressive Repo and Woman Destroys Car While Being Repossessed appeared first on Repossession HQ.
  • Work in Aircraft Repossession for a Living

    Steven Cohen
    5 Jun 2014 | 6:16 pm
    As spoken about in several articles and many of you have seen the probably not so hit TV show Airplane repo, you will know that contrary to all the fake things the TV show aired, there is allot of truth to much of it as well. Just to be clear coming from a guy who […] The post Work in Aircraft Repossession for a Living appeared first on Repossession HQ.
  • Florida Man Awarded Over a Quarter Million for Problematic Vehicle Repossession

    Steven Cohen
    23 May 2014 | 5:51 pm
    For some reason the agent makes contact with the debtor in order to get the vehicle, it could have been keys, it could have been called in as a voluntary repossession as many times this happens and the debtor has second thoughts after setting the thing up. Sometimes the bank will assume it is voluntary […] The post Florida Man Awarded Over a Quarter Million for Problematic Vehicle Repossession appeared first on Repossession HQ.
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    ChrisDucker.com

  • 7 Email Hacks That’ll Turn You Into an Insanely Productive Entrepreneur [Infographic]

    chris ducker
    16 Jun 2015 | 12:29 am
    Let’s face it, there isn’t an entrepreneur on this green earth of ours that wouldn’t want to cut down the time they have to spend managing their email on a daily basis. It’s a subject that I’ve blogged about countless times, as well as covered on the podcast, too. Yet, for some reason so many ‘productive entrepreneurs’ continue to be bogged down by the never ending abuse that their inboxes battle with – and not all that productive in the process! Nowadays, email has become the go-to source of communication. Some of us have learned to handle it…
  • Tropical Think Tank 2015 [Full Event Review]

    chris ducker
    7 Jun 2015 | 8:03 pm
    WOW. Where do I even start!!!? A few of weeks ago myself and my team held the second annual Tropical Think Tank event here in the Philippines and it was a rip-roaring success! I wanted to get around to publishing this update a little sooner, but a trip to Hong Kong straight after the event with John and Kate from Entrepreneur on Fire, client visits, funnel build-outs and spending time with my youngest before he goes back to school full-time, have taken up most of my attention! However, here I am, finally getting around to writing it – but, first, here’s the video highlight reel…
  • 6 Ways to Make Money While Building an Online Business

    chris ducker
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:57 pm
    I’ve worked with thousands of entrepreneurs over the years. Coaching, consulting, speaking engagements, workshops, masterminds, through my Free 7-day ‘New Business’ Bootcamp (if you’ve not signed up for instant access yet, do so today – it’ll be gone soon!) – you name it, I’ve done it. And from all the struggles and fears that I’ve come across, there’s one that crops up more than others on a regular basis… lack of income. Actually making money while you’re in the process of building an online business is not as easy as…
  • Walking Through the Redesign of Chris Ducker Dot Com

    chris ducker
    17 Mar 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Unless you’ve visited this site for the first time in the last month or so, you’d have noticed some big changes… like the way the entire site looks and feels! I recently switched over from a WordPress theme based site to the Rainmaker Platform, which is the latest offering and now the main focal point for the Copyblogger Media team – and wanted to show you the reasons behind WHY we made the changes we did. In a nutshell, Rainmaker is a one-stop online publishing and business building platform – and it rocks! I’ll publish another walkthrough post in the near…
  • Small Goals Out-Win Big Goals. Everytime!

    chris ducker
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:57 am
    It’s Monday. The start of a new week. I put goals in place each and every week. They’re small ones. But, I always hit ‘em. The difference between big goals and small goals is that the small ones are achievable, fast. Do you have small goals in place for this week? If you don’t, I’d love for you to put one in place. Right now. Today! Here are some ideas for you to consider: Make a start growing your email list. Get a new landing page built to grow your marketing list. Stop screwing around in Photoshop and outsource that graphic task. Get on the phone with a new…
 
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina business and technology news

  • Babcock & Wilcox Successfully Completes Spin-Off

    David Menzies
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:23 am
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (B&W) (NYSE:BW) announced that it has completed its spin-off from its former parent company and its stock will trade independently on the New York Stock Exchange beginning July 1. Babcock & Wilcox was formerly the power generation segment of The Babcock & Wilcox Company.B&W will continue to be headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., with its largest center of operations in Barberton, Ohio. A global company with major operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, China, India, Denmark, Germany and other countries around the world,…
  • New Program to Address Entrepreneurs At All Stages

    David Menzies
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:21 am
    DURHAM & WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Flywheel, the co-working innovation space in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, is teaming with serial entrepreneurs, investors and The Startup Factory co-founders Chris Heivly and Dave Neal to fulfill a promise to create a center of gravity for entrepreneurship in Winston Salem.  The move delivers a vision for TSF that will significantly extend the impact of their program from the RTP region to the entire state of North Carolina.  Beginning this summer, TSF will operate one week Startup Boot Camps around the state starting in Winston Salem, which…
  • Northridge Capital Sells 2635 Meridian Parkway

    David Menzies
    2 Jul 2015 | 5:18 am
    DURHAM, N.C. & WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Northridge Capital, LLC, an independent real estate asset management firm based in Washington, DC, has announced the sale of 2635 Meridian Parkway, a 63,394-square-foot Class A office building in Durham, North Carolina, for $8,750,000 to Dominion Realty Partners, LLC. The two-story, institutional-quality office property is located within Meridian Corporate Center. Northridge Capital purchased the building in 2014 for $6.4 million when the property was 69 percent leased. The building is now fully leased to a creditworthy tenant roster. “We are extremely…
  • CED Announces Board of Directors

    David Menzies
    1 Jul 2015 | 8:39 am
    DURHAM, N.C. -- The Council for Entrepreneurial Development today announced its 2015-2016 Board of Directors. As North Carolina’s entrepreneurial ecosystem has evolved and matured CED is using its nationally connected network for the benefit of growth stage companies.  CED’s newly elected Board is perfectly positioned to continue this work and help growing entrepreneurial companies scale up and succeed. The Board unanimously re-elected David Spitz, CEO, ChannelAdvisor, as its Chair.“CED’s Board is a reflection of the outstanding knowledge, experience and reach of the…
  • World Bank Project Looks to Integrated Biometrics to Verify Teachers in Remote Areas of Pakistan

    David Menzies
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:25 am
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Integrated Biometrics, LLC (IntegratedBiometrics.com), developer of the world’s smallest and lightest FBI-compliant fingerprint scanners, is pleased to announce that its Columbo fingerprint scanner is being used to verify the identity of teachers in remote areas of Pakistan. Integrated Biometrics partner Intellitech is assisting in the project which is funded by the World Bank, offering financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.“Integrated Biometrics’ technology is a great fit for mobile identity verification in any environment due…
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    Newsfile Corp News Releases

  • InvestmentPitch Media Plans to Launch Equity Crowdfunding Campaign to Raise Funds using New Canadian Start-up Regulations Permitting Private Investments by Non-Accredited Investors

    3 Jul 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 3, 2015) - InvestmentPitch Media (www.investmentpitch.com) plans to launch an equity crowdfunding campaign in order to raise funds under the new Canadian Start-up regulations.For the first time in Canada, the average investor can make investments in the same companies that were previously only available to the small percentage of investors that met the restrictive accredited investor definitions.On May 14, 2015 the securities regulatory authorities of six Canadian provinces approved a new start-up crowdfunding exemption allowing start-up and…
  • Eight Solutions, How a Background in Gaming Led to Big Data Solutions, CEO Clip Video

    3 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 3, 2015) - Rory Armes, CEO of Eight Solutions, describes how a background in gaming led to big data solutions. If you cannot view the video above, please visit:http://www.b-tv.com/eight-solutions-ceo-clip/Eight Solutions will be featured on CBC's Documentary Channel beginning Jul 6, 2015, Monday through Friday, throughout the day and evenings. About Eight SolutionsCSE: ESEight Solutions Inc. is a media technology company led by a team of gaming industry veterans. The Company creates and develops elegant technology solutions where science and…
  • SmartCool Systems, How Their Technology Is Saving Big Dollars on Air Conditioning Bills, CEO Clip Video

    3 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 3, 2015) - CEO & Founder, Ted Koyni of SmartCool Systems explains how their technology is saving business and consumers big dollars on their air conditioning bills. If you cannot view the video above, please visit:http://www.b-tv.com/smartcool-systems-ceo-clip/SmartCool Systems will be featured on CBC's Documentary Channel beginning Jul 6, 2015, Monday through Friday, throughout the day and evenings. About SmartCool SystemsTSXVSSCSmartcool Systems Inc. provides cutting edge energy efficient and energy cost reduction solutions for…
  • IIROC Trade Resumption - Strikewell Energy Corp.

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:48 am
    Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 3, 2015) - Trading resumes in: Company: Strikewell Energy Corp. TSX-V Symbol: SKK Resumption Time (ET): 13:15     IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension of trading in a security of a publicly listed company, usually in anticipation of a material news announcement by the company. Trading halts are issued based on the principle that all investors should have the same timely access to important company information. IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading…
  • A Force in Organic Foods, Deer Horn Capital, CEO Clip Video

    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 3, 2015) - Tyrone Docherty, President & CEO of Deer Horn Capital, shares the company's focus on developing a new brand of natural and organic food stores called Bodhi Natural Market.If you cannot view the video above, please visit:http://www.b-tv.com/deer-horn-capital-ceo-clip/Deer Horn Capital will be featured on CBC's Documentary Channel beginning Jul 6, 2015, Monday through Friday, throughout the day and evenings. About Deer Horn Capital (CSE: DHCDeer Horn Capital invests in and develops businesses within the green and lifestyle…
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  • Justifying KM

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:55 am
    During a time of budget cuts you might be called upon to explain why Knowledge Management shouldn’t be axed.  What do you say? Justifying why Knowledge Management is essential to your organization can be a difficult task.  However, failure to gain managerial and executive support for KM is a frequent cause of KM initiative and program failures.  To effectively justify the importance of KM, focus on the end results of KM:  operation efficiency, risk reduction, and competitive advantage through innovations. In explaining the rationale for Knowledge Management, practitioners sometimes make…
  • Putting the Knowledge in Knowledge Bases

    admin
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Across the spectrum of the Knowledge and Information Management services offered by Enterprise Knowledge, one of the common themes of late has been the design and development of knowledge bases for helps desks and call centers.  We’ve all heard the phrase that content is king, recognizing that knowledge and information management systems are only as good as the information within them.  This is especially true for knowledge bases, where getting quick access to a complete set of meaningful “answers” is directly related to customer satisfaction and end user service. There are many…
  • Before Knowledge Management and Working Out Loud - The Practice of Civility

    admin
    18 Jun 2015 | 8:20 am
           If you ask 100 Knowledge Management experts how to effectively implement and practice KM, you really do get close to 100 different answers.  I believe this is because there isn’t one right answer.   I believe that we should consider that before we go into looking at maturity models and k-strategies that we must attend to and address how people in our organization feel and how we engage with each other.   A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting John Stepper.   John has written about ways to help people work and share knowledge by helping us understand that we each have…
  • I Went on Vacation, My Luggage Did Not

    admin
    10 Jun 2015 | 11:50 am
    Last month, I was on a two week trip to Italy; a week in Sardinia and a week in Rome. After several flight cancellations due to a fire at the Rome airport, I arrived 9 hours late but safely at my first destination in Cagliari Sardinia. My suitcase did not.    I now faced the prospect of traveling for at least the first of the two weeks in the clothes I arrived in--a pair of pants, tank top, black sweater, and sandals. (Lesson learned for future: take their advice—find room to pack a change of clothes in your carry-on.)   In the big scheme of things, losing luggage is a…
  • Being Social – Knowledge Management and Social Media

    admin
    2 Jun 2015 | 11:35 am
    Following is an excerpt from Dr. Rhem's latest bookKnowledge Management in Practice due out at the end of the year: Social media brings the power of sharing and collaboration to the masses. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube… knowledge sharing and collaboration has become a way of life. At the core of knowledge management is knowledge sharing and collaboration and social media tools have business and government taking notice. Social media offers organizations the opportunity of connecting with potential customers at virtually no cost. It is possible to set goals and get ROI,…
 
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  • 6 Steps to Making Your WordPress Site Mobile-Friendly

    Chris Delker
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:36 am
    The post 6 Steps to Making Your WordPress Site Mobile-Friendly appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. The world is going mobile. And quickly. In 2014, for the first time ever, mobile devices were used to access the Internet more often than PCs. It was a landmark occurrence. A game changer. And yet many businesses continue to pay little attention to the mobile-friendliness of their websites. But Google is paying very close attention. In fact, if your business website isn’t mobile-friendly, you can expect Google to be giving you the cold shoulder in search engine rankings. As…
  • How To Find The Right WordPress Theme

    Alex Ivanovs
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:19 am
    The post How To Find The Right WordPress Theme appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Having been a blogger for over a decade now, it has been a first-hand experience of how difficult it can be to maintain a WordPress theme to keep up with the latest standards and demands. Sometimes I would find myself switching styles as frequently as every few weeks, but time has taught me an invaluable lesson — stick to what works for everyone, not just you. A good WordPress theme is one that serves the purpose of the website flawlessly, and the most important thing being the readability…
  • 5 Common Beginner WordPress Mistakes

    Kevin Wood
    24 Jun 2015 | 11:27 am
    The post 5 Common Beginner WordPress Mistakes appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. WordPress can be a great framework to build your first website with. However, since it’s a platform that has a relatively low barrier to entry a lot of beginners make the same mistakes. In order to avoid frustration in the early stages of your online career it’s important that you avoid these beginner mistakes. In this post I’ll dive into the five most common WordPress mistakes you’ll want to avoid, so you can have a beautiful functioning site, instead of one that screams amateur.  …
  • Why WordPress Is The Best Choice For Non-Technical Business Owners

    Kevin Wood
    23 Jun 2015 | 9:32 am
    The post Why WordPress Is The Best Choice For Non-Technical Business Owners appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. When the time comes to create your website, you’re going to have no shortage of options to choose from. In fact, the decision-making process can be very overwhelming. It’s hard to cut though all of the marketing messaging to truly find a platform that works for you. Luckily, there’s one platform that outshines most other platforms when it comes to an intuitive platform, that will help you build a beautiful website in no time at all. In this post we’re going to…
  • The Hottest Web Design Trends Of 2015

    Kevin Wood
    18 Jun 2015 | 10:59 am
    The post The Hottest Web Design Trends Of 2015 appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Now that we’ve made it half way through the year, now is a good time to look at the hottest web design trends of the year so far. The web is a constantly evolving place. By staying on top of the latest trends you can ensure your website will always be up-to-date. In this post we’re going to take a look at the most popular trends of the year and what they mean for your website.   1. Focus On Simplicity The web is a crowded and noisy place. You can see a lot of sites getting rid of…
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  • Evolution Book Shelf: “Think and Grow Rich”

    Brendan Anderson
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:51 am
    Think and Grow Rich was a book suggested by Misty Young and Shila Morris, owners of Squeeze In, two inspiring entrepreneurs I spoke about in my last book review. I’m actually embarrassed to say that I had never heard of this book, as it is now one that I include in my ‘first pile’ suggestion for all entrepreneurs. Written in the 1930’s and originally printed in 1937 by Napoleon Hill after investing more than 25 years researching the successful businessmen of his time, Think and Grow Rich ultimately sold over 20 million copies. It was fascinating to think about what life must have been…
  • 10 Characteristics of Highly Successful People

    Brendan Anderson
    19 Jun 2015 | 6:25 am
    Recently, Forbes explored the most common traits among those considered super-achievers. Based on the greatly celebrated book “The Art of Doing” by Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield, the list compiles a broad look at the behaviors individuals at the top of their field exhibit, and how they can be exercised in business. As mentors, leaders and entrepreneurs ourselves, we have shared many of these same ideals with the business owners we work with, and strive to emulate them in all of our professional endeavors. Today, we share our own insight on these 10 traits, and hopefully provide you…
  • Selling your Small Business: Don’t Go It Alone

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    10 Jun 2015 | 4:54 am
    While the topic of selling your business is certainly not a novel one here on our blog or radio show, The Second Stage, my recent conversation with the co-founder of divestopedia, John Carvalho, sparked some exceptional points on why having a great advisor is so important during what may possibly be one of the biggest events in both your professional and personal life. As you plan to sell your business, I would offer two pieces of advice: (1) you can never start too early and (2) don’t go it alone. During my discussion with Mr. Carvalho he notes that this is an event that most business…
  • Evolution’s Jeffrey Kadlic on Business Buff Entrepreneurs: Strive and Thrive

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    5 Jun 2015 | 7:18 am
    Before co-founding Evolution Capital Partners, I invested a decade in institutional settings making private investments, and discovered rather quickly how critical capital investments were to small businesses hoping to scale their operations. Yet, I also saw something else, something even more critical than an influx of cash, and that was the entrepreneur’s need for corporate practices to be instituted in their business. Now, 10 years after the start of Evolution, I often get the opportunity to share what’s not only helped me as an entrepreneur, but transformed the lives and livelihood of…
  • Evolution Book Shelf: “From Rags to Restaurants”

    Brendan Anderson
    27 May 2015 | 12:57 pm
    I do not “read” many books these days, as I prefer to listen while I exercise, but as I was packing up for my family’s spring break this year, I knew that I would have some beach time so I threw Misty Young’s book, From Rags to Restaurants, in my suitcase. It was a great decision! My copy of the physical book now has 11 dog-eared pages and 114 hand written notes. PASSION FOR POSSIBILITIES For anyone that has not chased their dreams because the world dealt you a bad hand, read this book. For anyone that doubts the power of faith, focus and persistence, read this book. For anyone that…
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  • 10 Network Marketing Tips by Veteran (27 years old) Leader Mr. Sharat Chandran

    Vineet Gupta
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:30 am
    Welcome folks to another Network Marketing interview. Its been fun interacting with some of the best minds in the business. These interview series is like network marketing tips for all newbie & even experience network marketing professionals. I am loving interviewing some of the best mlm leaders. Getting so much to learn from years of experience of others. In case you missed previous interviews you can check them here. Today I am highly excited to interview the veteran network marketing leader, in fact his age is just 27 years but he has over 6 years of experience into network…
  • Network Marketing Statistics – Which you CANNOT Ignore [INFOGRAPHICS]

    Vineet Gupta
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:54 am
    Here are staggering network marketing statistics. Many people are not able to believe that network marketing works. The following statistics will help you learn more about the fact & figures about network marketing industry. If not about whether you believe it or not, but the truth is network marketing industry is incredibly fast pace. Key Network Marketing Statistics » Over 18 million people involved in U.S.A. itself » $34.5 Billion sales » Wellness industry has highest number of sales volume Check out Network Marketing, aka. Direct Sales Statistics Source   If you are…
  • Top MLM Income Earners: How can you not talk about $11250 Weekly Achiever – MR. ASHWIN CHUGH

    Vineet Gupta
    8 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    Did you ever got an opportunity to learn from the real life experience of top mlm income earners? Today is the day for you, to learn from the Best in the Business! I am feeling honoured Interviewing 1 of my Role Model and 1 of the top mlm income earners in Network Marketing industry – Mr. Ashwin Chugh Previously I was with the same network marketing company where Ashwin is currently working. He is living in Dubai, and doing the business worldwide. I first met him during a Global MLM Summit in Bangalore in 2011. Since then, I became his fan & started following him on…
  • Network Marketing Interview with Dynamic Female Leader Anita Poole

    Vineet Gupta
    3 Jun 2015 | 7:30 am
    It was few years back I connected with Anita Poole on Facebook as we shared common interest. We didn’t interacted much, may be once or twice. Probably Anita didn’t remember as well Still it was always an inspiration seeing her updates on facebook. Today I feel really good to have her on my blog for network marketing interview. Lets start the interview & I am sure you will love what you will read. And there will be great value going through the whole interview. Network Marketing Interview 1. Tell us about yourself? I am Anita Poole, personal Image Consultant & Network…
  • Someone Asked Me: Is Network Marketing Sales Business?

    Vineet Gupta
    1 Jun 2015 | 6:30 am
    Many people have asked me this question over & time again. Even I get this question in my mind & the questions pops up again whenever someone tries to prove their point & convince me that Network Marketing is a sales business. It’s a debatable questions, that is network marketing sales business or not. Is Network Marketing Sales Business If we see, we can say – Yes, Network Marketing is sales business. A distributor sell the products or services offered by the company. The moment of the product or service offered by the company is happening because of it’s…
 
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    Easy Offices - Blog

  • Sales Meeting Tips for Pros

    Blogger
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:12 am
    Within the wonderful world of sales, there is always a need for sales meetings, which for some, can be something to be dreaded. Long, tiresome, efforts by the manager to ‘raise enthusiasm’ and ‘get everyone focused’, which actually just result in people getting bored and daydreaming about the end of the working day. So what is the secret of a successful sales meeting? Well, by being here you’re already one step ahead of the game. Why? Because you’re already trying to figure out how to improve your sales meetings. So many managers lead with ego and believe…
  • World Class Serviced Offices in The Shard

    Blogger
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:50 am
    Do you want to work from an iconic building in London? You need to make the move to London Bridge and base your business from The Shard. The Shard This world famous building will soon be opening it’s doors to new office space clients, based on the 24th & 25th floor you will not be short of views – Let’s hope that doesn’t distract you from your work! You will not be short of features if you move into these offices. The very latest IT & telecoms are available to you, break out spaces, lounges, kitchen & dining facilities and numerous meeting rooms. The…
  • Serviced Offices in Fleet

    Blogger
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:48 am
    Office space in Fleet with excellent motorway links to the M3 and direct trains into London Waterloo. Each office comes furnished, with broadband and telephone systems all ready for you to move into. There is ample parking onsite and plenty of meeting rooms available should you need to make a client presentation. There is a manned reception who can provide admin services if required as well as meet and greet your clients and handle your post. WiFi is available throughout the building including in the kitchen areas should you need it! If you would like more information about this fantastic…
  • 4 Key Reasons to Get Your Staff to Drink More Water

    Blogger
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:27 am
    If you have seen the newspapers this week you’ll have read that dehydration can be just as bad as drink driving when it comes to making mistakes. Loughborough University researchers found that dehydrated drivers were found to make just as many mistakes whilst driving as drunk drivers. But how is this relevant to your staff we hear you ask? Well, your staff might not be driving anything around the office (unless you’re the CEO of Google), but that doesn’t mean they don’t need to be hydrated. Our bodies are made up of well over 60% water, so it makes sense that we need…
  • Leicester City Centre Offices

    Blogger
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:09 am
    Flexible serviced offices in the heart of Leicester city centre with plenty of local parking and on the edge of the ‘Cultural Quarter’. The air-conditioned offices all come with 24 hour access, broadband, break-out areas, free WiFi, meeting rooms and kitchen facilities. A manned reception can provide business support services should you require them as well as meeting your clients and handling your post. If you would like more information about this fantastic serviced office in Leicester or would like to arrange a viewing please call Easy Offices on 020 3773 2893. Alternatively…
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  • How to Grab and Keep Your Audience in the Attention Economy

    Brian Null
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:47 am
    From closing the deal to firing up your team, make your message stick with SHARPs Want to know your real competition when you’re speaking, whether to an individual or group? You’re up against the human mind. Weighing in at just three pounds, this competitor is the repository of countless conscious and unconscious thoughts. We are all bombarded with data at every turn. Our smartphones (and the constant content they provide) call to us like sirens, ready to distract us under the guise of multi-tasking. This is the attention economy. And it’s the new reality. The average attention span for…
  • Hiring Smart

    Brian Null
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:52 am
    Hiring new employees can feel like a daunting task. You saw your business grow from the ground up, and choosing people to hand things off to is downright scary. It’s a lot like being a new parent trying to pick the right nanny or babysitter – you don’t want to leave your baby in the hands of just anyone. Thankfully, there are some ways to make the hiring process a bit easier and to give you a better chance of hiring the right kind of person. Be clear about what the job entails and what your expectations are. If you want to find someone who can do the job well, they need to know if they…
  • Scaling Growth

    Brian Null
    24 Jun 2015 | 7:46 am
    Think of some of the biggest, most profitable companies out there. Which come to mind? Apple, Google, Starbucks, Disney, Southwest, etc. – at least one of those was probably on your list. What do these companies have in common? One of the biggest similarities is that the entrepreneurs working behind the scenes were able to scale their business. Becoming as big and successful as a company like Apple may seem impossible, but remember even Steve Jobs started in a garage. Below are some small steps you can take to get started. Identify consumer needs and wants. You can’t create something…
  • How to Stay Productive When there are Too Many Meetings

    Brian Null
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Let’s face it, meetings are a necessary evil. It’s that part of business that actually incites forward motion and gets things really going, but when there are too many meetings, your productivity can (surprise!) come to a complete standstill. As industries evolve and corporations grow and diversify, meetings have a tendency to grow with them—both in frequency and scope. So how can you stay organized enough to cope with the trend in a growing business? And seriously, can you actually regain productivity from an overly-communicative world? Here are four steps you should start taking right…
  • 3 Principles for Career Success

    Brian Null
    22 Jun 2015 | 10:31 am
    I enjoy working with young, energetic minds who don’t have a bunch of self-limiting baggage like we accumulate when we get older – some of you know what I’m talking about! In honor of the graduating class of 2015, here are three principles for career success: Your reputation is all you have. From your very first day in your first job you begin to build a reputation. Your job is to make sure you build a good reputation, and not a bad one.  This, above all, is one thing that you can manage which will have the biggest impact on your future positions or your ability to get promoted and…
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  • 3 Ways Employee Engagement Drives Your Bottom Line

    Guest Author
    22 Jun 2015 | 7:52 am
    Passionate, invested, and all-around happy employees — those are the effects of having a highly engaged workforce. And for your business? Employee engagement is the driving factor behind numerous aspects of company success, which in turn drives your bottom line. Here are the three most important ones in no particular order. #1: Absenteeism Gallup found that work units with the highest level of employee engagement outperformed those with the lowest levels. But the real surprise was with absenteeism — highly engaged units had nearly 40% less absenteeism than their lower-performing…
  • What We Learned About Collaboration in 2014

    Kylie
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:58 am
    We’re all about collaboration at Contactzilla HQ. Working with other people makes us happier, more efficient and helps prevent stress when working on particularly troublesome projects. This year, we’ve been busy exploring the best ways to create a collaborative culture at work. Here’s a quick lowdown on what we’ve learned… A little love helps us to collaborate Compassionate, or ‘friendly’, love, is a concept most of us don’t relate to the workplace, but a culture of compassionate love could be just what we need to improve collaborative efforts… One study from earlier…
  • 4 Productivity Lessons We Learned in 2014

    Kylie
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:05 am
    We’re productivity junkies here at Contactzilla, always looking for new ways we can simplify our workflows and get more done. Over the last year, we’ve tried an abundance of different productivity methods, and boy, have we learned a lot. Here’s 4 of the most important productivity lessons we learned in 2014… 1. A single to-do list won’t do I’d love to say that we’d discovered a productivity method that means we don’t need to keep to-do lists anymore, but if I did, I’d be lying. In fact, what we’ve learned is kind of the opposite… There are plenty of variations on the…
  • 5 Communication Tips for a Happier, More Productive Team

    Kylie
    11 Dec 2014 | 5:44 am
    People are at the core of any business and great communication is key to keeping people happy and on track. Here’s 5 communication hacks that will make your team happier and help them to get more done… 1. Allow your audience to arrive at the truth Presentations and debate coach, Isaiah McPeak, believes that respecting your listeners means allowing them to arrive at their own conclusions… “Communication goes awry when overly focused on claims (the “point”), but respects the audience when providing the support and allowing the audience to arrive at a conclusion…
  • Workplace Hack: Keep a Busywork List to Feel More Fulfilled and Productive

    Kylie
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:57 am
    We all have busywork to do. Mind numbingly boring and easy tasks that we could do with our eyes closed. While we often complain about busywork, research suggests that it could actually make us feel much happier and more productive than more complex tasks… A 2014 study by the University of California and Microsoft Research found that busywork left participants with a feeling of accomplishment and fulfillment. Because they hadn’t had to expend the mental energy required for more complex tasks, accomplishment wasn’t accompanied by any frustration or stress. To follow this workplace hack,…
 
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    Winnipeg Hockey Talk

  • Podcast 041: Keegan Kolesar, Free Agent Frenzy And The Winnipeg Jets

    Mitch Kasprick
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Keegan Kolesar interview and Winnipeg Jets talk – Winnipeg Hockey Talk Editor Mitch Kasprick interviews Winnipeg native Keegan Kolesar, the only Manitoban drafted in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Keegan talks about being drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets.  He talks about his minor hockey days in Winnipeg and playing in the WHL for the Seattle Thunderbirds.  He also puts his scouting hat on to talk about Jets prospects Nic Petan, Chase De Leo, Josh Morrissey, Eric Comrie and Jansen Harkins.   Mitch is then joined by his co-host Darryl Manchulenko and WHT writer George Bain to discuss…
  • The Departure: Michael Frolik

    Derek Curtis
    2 Jul 2015 | 7:27 am
    Michael Frolik Signs with the Calgary Flames – Fans react to Michael Frolik and his departure from the Winnipeg Jets.  Why did he go?  Why couldn’t Kevin Cheveldayoff sign him?  What happened? Fan reaction towards Kevin Cheveldayoff and his ongoing negotiations with Michael Frolik got turned up early.  The day before free agent frenzy on Canada day Drew Stafford was signed to a two-year deal.  The subject picked up steam with Winnipeg Jets fans.  If that wasn’t enough, Frolik would sign with the Calgary Flames for 4.3 million a year for five years and the fan reactions…
  • Day One of Free Agency: Winnipeg Jets

    Mitch Kasprick
    1 Jul 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Winnipeg Jets stay in house on Day 1 of NHL Free Agency –  The Winnipeg Jets signed three players on day one of “Free Agent Frenzy”.   On day one of the NHL’s annual free agent meat market the Winnipeg Jets re-signed two of their own UFAs, Adam Pardy and Matt Halischuk plus one of their own RFAs, prodigal son Alex Burmistrov. Adam Pardy Adam Pardy signed a one year, one-way deal worth $1,000,000. Position: D   Shoots: Left DOB: Mar. 29, 1984   Born: Bonavista, NL Height: 6’4   Weight:  220 2014-15 NHL Stats: Regular season Games: 55  G: 0  A: 9…
  • Winnipeg Jets Off-season Expectations

    Guest Blogger
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:59 am
    Part 3: Defence Wins Championships – As a follow-up from my previous posts on how the Jets might deal with their lineup this off-season, I will continue to do a positional post starting from the net out so today Winnipeg Jets defence corp. Exhibit A – The Chicago Blackhawks 2015 edition. The Stanley Cup would have been hoisted by another team if not for the super heroics of playoff MVP Duncan Keith.  Not that he did it entirely alone.   The D core for the Hawks also exhibited the stalwart play of Brent Seabrook, Niklas Hjalmarsson, ex-Jet Johnny Oduya, Michael Roszival, deadline…
  • Winnipeg Jets, Manitoba Moose and NHL News

    Mitch Kasprick
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    It’s great to have Burmistrov back: Maurice Paul Maurice is, as they say in the newspaper biz … ☛ ☛ Read more Petan’s best offence for making NHL: A good defence Nic Petan knew exactly what was necessary …Read more Copp has tools that can’t be taught Andrew Copp sounds like he’s got …Read more Official 2015 list of available free agents List of players, who, effective July 1, became free agents …Read more  Vladimir Kuznetsov picked first in CHL Import Draft Russian forward Vladimir Kuznetsov …Read more Handshakes and bodyCzechs: Chevy…
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  • Arizona Coyotes Day 1 Of Free Agency: Part 2

    Mitch Kasprick
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:23 am
    Arizona Coyotes sign some familiar faces –  Arizona Coyotes General Manager, Don Maloney has been very busy lately re-tooling his roster, bringing in some new players and signing some very familiar faces.  Today in Part 2 we will look at the familiar faces.  It’s only the first week in July and this team looks nothing like the team that spiraled down the standings in the second half of the 2014-15 season.  I don’t think it would be a stretch to say that as of right now, if you factor in the resent acquisitions and the “potential” of a couple of the incoming…
  • Arizona Coyotes Busy On Day 1 Of Free Agency: Part 1

    Mitch Kasprick
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Arizona Coyotes sign some new faces –  General Manager Don Maloney has been very busy lately re-tooling his roster, bringing in some new players and signing some very familiar faces.  Today in Part 1 we will look at the new players.  It’s only the first week in July and this team looks nothing like the team that spiraled down the standings in the second half of the 2014-15 season.  I don’t think it would be a stretch to say that as of right now, if you factor in the resent acquisitions and the “potential” of a couple of the incoming prospects that the Coyotes…
  • Random Thoughts On The Arizona Coyotes

    Mitch Kasprick
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:35 am
    Things about the Arizona Coyotes and the NHL  that crossed my mind this past week – Some random facts and a few thoughts from the past couple of weeks about the National Hockey League and our Arizona Coyotes. 1.  Now that the 2015 NHL Entry Draft has come and gone we can turn our attention to the gong show know as Free Agent Frenzy.  This is where normally sane men spend money like drunken sailors on shore leave.    2.  Don Maloney swung a deal with Philly sending Sam Gagner and a conditional pick (2015 4th or 2016 3rd) for Nicklas Grossman and Chris Pronger. This really helps…
  • How Much More Must An Arizona Coyotes Fan Endure?

    Mitch Kasprick
    13 Jun 2015 | 12:29 pm
    The Arizona Coyotes soap opera continues and I’ve reached my boiling point! – Most of you that visit our website here at Arizona Hockey Talk know that I live in Winnipeg during the summer and in San Tan Valley during the winter.  I have season tickets for both franchise but I only use the Arizona Coyotes tickets because you can’t be in two places at once yadda yadda.   I can’t speak for all Coyotes fans but the constant negative news that surrounds this franchise is getting tiring.  I get worn out out trying to defend this franchise to people that don’t really…
  • Anthony Beauvillier: 2015 NHL Top Prospect

    Mitch Kasprick
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:29 am
    Anthony Beauvillier —  Arizona Hockey Talk’s evaluations of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft top prospects continue today with our featured prospect Anthony Beauvillier League:  QMJHL     Team: Shawinigan Cataractes Position:  C/LW     Shoots:  Left DOB:  Jun. 8, 1997     Birthplace:  Sorel, Quebec Height: 5’10     Weight:  175 2014-15 QMJHL Stats: Regular season Games: 67   G: 42   A: 52  Pts: 94  PIM: 72   Plus/Minus: +16 2014-15 QMJHL Stats:  Playoffs  Games: 7  G: 2   A: 5  Pts: 7  PIM: 14   Plus/Minus: +1 Anthony Beauvillier played this…
 
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  • Share Your #BestMealEver with Diners Club

    Chrysoula Economopoulos
    30 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    What are your favorite food memories? Enchant us with stories about hidden gastronomic treasures, from an experience at one of the top restaurants around the world to a secret family recipe that tantalizes your taste buds and conjures memories of your youth. We want to know about the time friends introduced you to a taverna... Read more »
  • Introducing Diners Club Travel Tools Mobile App 3.1

    Judy Karlin Rubin
    12 Jun 2015 | 12:50 pm
    The Diners Club International Travel Tools app’s latest release is here, helping to ensure that your travels are stress-free.  Now available for download in the iTunes App Store and on Google Play, this new version of our travel app offers an improved design with a more modern look and feel, in addition to enhanced features.... Read more »
  • Ten of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Feature Diners Club Privileges/Offers

    Judy Karlin Rubin
    5 Jun 2015 | 1:20 pm
    This week in London, Girona, Spain’s El Cellar De Can Roca took the crown as No. 1 on the list of The World’s Best Restaurants. We are pleased to report that ten of newly selected restaurants for this list feature offers exclusive to Diners Clubmembers! Check out this list to view the special Privileges Dining Collection, inspired by our... Read more »
  • Celebrating The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015

    Eduardo Tobon
    4 Jun 2015 | 12:08 pm
    The World’s 50 Best Restaurants were awarded this week on June 1, with El Cellar de Can Roca winning the coveted slot as the No. 1 Restaurant. El Cellar de Can Roca edged out last year’s winner Noma, which slid down a few spots to No. 3. This was one of the many high points of the prestigious event.... Read more »
  • Up Next: The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015!

    Sheryl Yasger
    1 Jun 2015 | 6:45 am
    All eyes in the dining world will be on London today, ready to feast on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants Awards which will be announced that day at Guildhall. For the third year in a row, Diners Club International® is the Official Financial Services Sponsor of World’s 50 Best Restaurants, continuing our tradition of celebrating... Read more »
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  • Acquisition or Alliance?

    Peter Simoons
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:06 am
    Recently I spoke to a number of people who had more experience in acquisition than in alliances. We explored some of the similarities and differences between alliances and acquisitions, bringing together our experiences in our conversations. Here are a few of the observations we shared: Acquisition or alliance At first we concluded that an acquisition seems to be higher on the priority list for many companies and many executives. The main reason for this is the perceived higher level of control once a company is acquired. Another reason for the preference of acquisition is one of a more…
  • Creating Alliances: when to involve the legal function?

    Peter Backup-administrateur
    22 Jun 2015 | 3:10 am
    A few decades ago I was involved in forming a partnership between two companies. These two companies went along very well and we agreed on almost everything that needed to be agreed upon for the partnership. There was a standard contract that we felt would be suitable, however we needed some small adjustments. We were ready to sign and the only thing left to do, was to adjust the contract. So we asked legal to do that for us. The lawyers were not amused about this late involvement and needed information that we already discussed in earlier stages. However, they had their own view on our…
  • How to find an alliance partner?

    Peter Simoons
    14 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Finding a partner might be easy, but finding the right alliance partner can be a daunting task. Last week I facilitated an alliance workshop where we discussed this topic extensively. Questions like: “What to do when the partner is already there?” and “What to do when there is only one partner available?” were among the questions we discussed. Fair questions, because in creating alliances we are not always able to start with a blank slate. Partner selection is a crucial element for later success in an alliance. In her report “Partner selection: A source of alliance success”,…
  • 3 personal productivity tips

    Peter Simoons
    7 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    How productive are you? Over the years I have been working with many personal productivity systems. From paper based systems to digital tools; I have explored them all. It was only until I discovered Getting Things Done (GTD), that I started to understand that it is not the shiny new tools that will help you to be more productive, but it is the system you adhere to that will help you to stay on top of things. What counts is not what you use, but how you use it! In a couple of recent coaching engagements my clients were struggling with staying on top of the alliances tasks that needed to…
  • The resemblance between a marriage and an alliance

    Peter Simoons
    31 May 2015 | 11:00 pm
    On a warm and sunny Friday morning in May my wife and I said “Yes!” to each other and with that we perpetuated our personal alliance into a marriage. That particular Friday morning is already 26 years ago and last Tuesday on the 26th we went out to celebrate our anniversary with a lovely dinner at an Indonesian restaurant in Amsterdam. Like I did in the opening of this article, the resemblance is often made between a marriage and a strategic alliance. In recent trainings the dubiety about their comparability came up a couple of times. Most often a strategic alliance is established for a…
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  • The European Experiment: A Modern Greek Tragedy

    Chris Oestereich
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:41 pm
    Greece stands at the precipice waiting to see if they’ll be forced out of the Euro while the troika (EU, ECB, and IMF) engage in open economic warfare against the nation under the continued guise of unilateral profligacy. The Greek’s… Read more → The post The European Experiment: A Modern Greek Tragedy appeared first on Linear to Circular.
  • The L2C Interview: Anthony Watanabe of Asia Clean Innovations (ACI) on ASEAN Cleantech

    Chris Oestereich
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:17 pm
    I recently moved from Boise, Idaho in the western U.S., to Bangkok, Thailand. (Of all the well-worn paths used by traders and immigrants throughout history, this was not one.) I’ve been to Thailand several times before as much of my… Read more → The post The L2C Interview: Anthony Watanabe of Asia Clean Innovations (ACI) on ASEAN Cleantech appeared first on Linear to Circular.
  • Can a Tuktuk Ride Change the World? (Meet The Pilgreens)

    Chris Oestereich
    29 Jun 2015 | 6:50 am
    If changing the world for the better was easy, we’d all be doing it. But it isn’t. It’s incredibly hard. But thinking that you can make a difference is audacious. It takes a sort of beneficent arrogance to set out… Read more → The post Can a Tuktuk Ride Change the World? (Meet The Pilgreens) appeared first on Linear to Circular.
  • Embrace Radical Intrapreneurship! – Rebel Jam 2015

    Chris Oestereich
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:50 pm
    I’m doing a Q&A session on 6/27, with Simon Terry as my host, as part of the Rebel Jam 2015.  I’ve included links to my slides, as well as a couple of related posts on the idea of radical intrapreneurship.  I hope… Read more → The post Embrace Radical Intrapreneurship! – Rebel Jam 2015 appeared first on Linear to Circular.
  • Seek Lasting Engagement at Work

    Chris Oestereich
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:03 am
    We must be doing something wrong. We say we prize engagement (why wouldn’t we?), but we don’t do a good job of achieving it. The alarm goes off. We hit snooze
and bury our heads. It goes off again (ugh). We… Read more → The post Seek Lasting Engagement at Work appeared first on Linear to Circular.
 
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  • 4 Signs Your Company Needs to Outsource Project Management

    Outsourcing Insider
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Project management is a vital component in every company today. As consumers become more informed and projects become more complex, project managers are expected to succeed in spite of the unpredictable business landscapes and working environments — and it becomes a challenge to successfully manage projects. One solution that executives often consider during such phases is outsourcing. Many companies are already employing outsourced research services and customer service hubs and have achieved much success. Outsourcing project management may also offer the same level of rewards. Here are 4…
  • In-House vs Outsourced Social Media: Weighing the Pros and Cons

    Outsourcing Insider
    21 Jun 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Social media is a business tool necessity. Nowhere has customer service, marketing, industry monitoring and brand engagement become more streamlined and attainable than in the world of social media. And while social media or digital marketing is a more cost-effective option than traditional marketing, it requires more attention and constant effort. Manpower and operations are required to be on their toes 24/7 since social media channels move at a fast pace that a dedicated team is often necessary to keep it running efficiently. This is where social media management comes in. How should…
  • 4 Key Factors for Outsourcing Success

    Outsourcing Insider
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:25 am
    Many organizations all over the world have already embraced outsourcing as a strategy to decrease cost and improve efficiency. Clearly, outsourcing certain parts of one’s business can provide the firm with many benefits. However, not all those who venture into outsourcing are successful. In order to develop and sustain successful outsourcing partnerships, companies must not only understand but also embrace the following four key success factors. 1. Goals and Objectives Companies who outsource do so for many reasons but each situation is different. They should clearly understand their…
  • 5 Cost-Reducing Techniques to a Better Outsourcing Contract

    Outsourcing Insider
    31 May 2015 | 10:40 pm
    No matter when you signed your existing outsourcing contract, you must continuously try to find ways to reduce cost especially at this time of economic crisis. Businesses must periodically review their strategic outsourcing contracts and work with their providers in order to maximize cost reductions. Before negotiating for a better outsourcing contract with your provider, study your existing contract to make sure that all the terms are purposeful and are agile and flexible enough to adhere to changing business, market and budgetary demands. Check how long you are committed. A long term…
  • Philippines VS India: Which is the Better Outsourcing Destination? [Infographic]

    Outsourcing Insider
    22 May 2015 | 10:31 am
    In recent years, the Philippines and India have been head-to-head in dominating the global BPO arena. While India’s still considered as the undisputed leader, the Philippines is fast gaining ground with its literate English-speaking populace, widespread government support, and concerted efforts for infrastructure improvements. With relation to this, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry in India (ASSOCHAM), revealed that India’s international voice center industry arisen an approximately 50% loss in 2013, due to the increasing number of outsourced voice-support accounts…
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  • On the Way to the White House Global Entrepreneurship Summit

    28 Jun 2015 | 11:42 am
    On the Way to the White House Global Entrepreneurship Summit July 24-27th in Nairobi. Just got invited to speak on Scaling Your Business. Looking forward to being with so many motivated and inspired people. GES15
  • 5 Weekend Habits of High Achievers

    28 Jun 2015 | 11:18 am
    My latest on Business Insider...5 Weekend Habits of High Achievers...There are a lot of books, articles, and blog posts out there about the weekday habits of successful people.Read full article...
  • Things You Need to Know as a Young Entrepreneur

    28 Jun 2015 | 10:46 am
    My latest on Huffington Post...Entrepreneurship can create opportunities for young people unlike any other career pathRead full article...
  • Vodacom Foundation Hackathon Has a Winner

    5 May 2015 | 3:43 am
    The Vodacom Foundation has once again partnered with the Science and Technology Society of the National University of Lesotho for the second year in a row, to host the 'Code for Development' Hackathon. Read more
  • Inspired Young Entrepreneurs in Uganda

    5 May 2015 | 3:20 am
    The first group of some of Uganda‬’s outstanding youth entrepreneurs received certificates this week after completing three days of training at a workshop at Lake Bunyonyi. The entrepreneurship workshops are being facilitated by Rhett Power, a renowned American entrepreneur, speaker, business coach, and author. Participants received one-on-one advice from Mr. Power on how to improve and grow their business and had the opportunity to pitch their real-world business ideas to Mr. Power, as well as network with other up-and-coming Ugandan entrepreneurs. Mr. Power is a globally…
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  • MasterCard testing selfies to verify online payments

    Joseph Nordqvist
    5 Jul 2015 | 7:01 pm
    MasterCard is experimenting the use of selfies as a means of verifying payments in its smartphone app. The app confirms a persons identity via a facial scan to authenticate online transactions. In an interview with CNN, Ajay Bhalla, a security expert at MasterCard, said: “When consumers shop on the Internet, their banks need ways to verify their identities. So this particular product seamlessly integrates biometrics into the overall payment experience.” Bhalla said that “the new generation, which is into selfies” will likely consider the feature to be “cool”, and will likely…
  • BMW unveils hydrogen-powered 5 series

    Joseph Nordqvist
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:09 pm
    BMW is set on expanding its portfolio of clean-vehicle offerings with the addition of cars that run on hydrogen fuel. Hydrogen fuel cells do not generate carbon dioxide when burnt. In fact, water is the only product formed when hydrogen burns. At its “Innovation Day” in France the German automotive giant unveiled a prototype 5 Series GT that uses a hydrogen fuel to power its electric motor. BMW is working on fuel cell technology with the help of Japanese partner Toyota – the aim of the collaboration is to have an initial group of approved components ready by 2020. The…
  • US economy gained 223,000 new jobs last month

    Joseph Nordqvist
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:47 pm
    The US economy added 223,000 new jobs last month, according to the latest Labor Department report. However, wages remained flat, a sign that consumer spending is unlikely to rise. In what can only be described as a mixed report, the Labor Department revealed that the US unemployment rate dropped to 5.3 percent – the lowest level in over five years. But the drop was mainly attributed to people dropping out of the labor market – people out of work stopped looking for jobs and were no longer counted as unemployed – as opposed to new hiring. Average hourly earnings was flat at…
  • BlackBerry reportedly developing an Android smartphone

    Joseph Nordqvist
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Blackberry is reportedly working on an Android phone codenamed Venice. On Friday leaked renders of a BlackBerry smartphone running on Android OS circulated the web. There is now a lot of speculation that BlackBerry’s next smartphone will use the mobile operating system developed by Google. The image shows a BlackBerry smartphone running Android OS. Source: (Evan Blass (Twitter) Earlier this year BlackBerry unveiled a slider phone at the Mobile World Congress 2015 and the rendered image looks strikingly similar. However, the phone shown at MWC appeared to be running BlackBerry’s own…
  • Aetna acquiring Humana for $35 billion

    Joseph Nordqvist
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Aetna is acquiring rival health insurer Humana for $35 billion. The US health insurance giant announced on Friday that it agreed to takeover its smaller rival in a cash-and-stock deal. The deal represents further consolidation in the US health insurance sector, which is adjusting to the federal healthcare overhaul. The acquisition would combine two of America’s largest health insurers. US health insurance companies are looking for ways to cut costs and expand in government and individual markets. The merged company would have more leverage when it comes to negotiating contracts, operate…
 
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  • Everything You Need To Know About SEO

    Mike Applegate
    20 Jun 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Google, like time itself, never rests. During the last eighteen months or so, this giant search engine has made huge changes to its algorithm, transforming the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) process into quite a daunting task. What is SEO? SEO is a process that helps an Internet user to improve the visibility of a webpage or website in search engine organic (or non-paid) search results. Normally, the higher the rankings of a webpage, the more frequently it will appear in the search results list after a certain keyword or group of keywords and the more visits it will receive from users who…
  • 4 Questions Your Need to Ask Your SEO Company

    Mike Applegate
    8 Jun 2015 | 10:10 pm
    So you’ve decided to take your business online what with all your competitors talking of its immense benefits. Where do you start? First of all, it is important to note that SEO takes time. This means that regardless of the route you decide to take, you’ll need to be patient if you want to get the best from your SEO. If you are completely new to matters of site optimization, you will be better off working with this Search Engine Optimization company - http://neueseo.com/. This is a professionals who will walk you through it all ensuring that you understand the whole concept…
  • Why Should You Hire a Professional for SEO Services?

    Mike Applegate
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:41 am
    As someone who is new to running a website, you have probably been doing as much research as possible to learn how to promote your site. During your search for great advertising methods, you have probably heard about companies that offer Toronto SEO services as a means of helping sites achieve great search engine rankings. However, you might be a bit confused about what these services entail, and you might not be sure that these are the right services for your site. Once you have a better understanding of what Toronto SEO services are and why they are important, however, you are sure to want…
  • Best PDF Conversion Software

    Mike Applegate
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:19 am
    PDF stands for Portal Document Format. It is a computer program created by Adobe to ease document exchange. The Portal Document Format has become the leading way of exchange of documents for personal, governmental, legal, educational and business use, Since its creation, various softwares have been developed to making its usage easy and efficient. Many of these softwares are capable of doing more than PDF conversion. Some of the top pdf conversion software include Adobe Acrobat Pro, Power PDF Advanced, Able2Extract PDF Converter 9, Primo PDF, doPDF, Doxillion Document Converter Software,…
  • Why You Should Choose an Apartment Rental Instead of a Hotel

    Mike Applegate
    8 Feb 2015 | 6:31 pm
    If you are going to be heading off to a faraway place for a trip sometime soon, you might be instinctively thinking about checking out hotels. Although there are a few benefits to staying in a nice hotel or motel, however, you might want to think about looking into an Mary-am apartment rental instead. Many people find that they are much happier in a rented apartment than in a hotel, and you might not even realize all of the great benefits of staying in one of these rentals during your trip. Save Money No matter what your budget might look like, you probably like the idea of being able to save…
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  • Why Offshore Drillers Were Down Yesterday

    5 Jul 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Seadrill Ltd (NYSE:SDRL), Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL),Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) and North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. (NYSE:NADL) were all down during trading yesterday following the skepticism for the offshore drilling industry’s outlook shown by Seadrill’s CFO.
  • Why Apple May Have Been Turned Down By Square

    5 Jul 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Square refused Apple Inc.\'s (NASDAQ:AAPL) acquisition offer, as it was for $3 billion compared to its self-valuation of $5 billion, according to rumors.
  • 5 Innovative Footwear Items By Nike That Are Bound To Catch Your Eye

    5 Jul 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Nike (NYSE:NKE) is going to release some innovative products in its sportswear category. Bidness Etc breaks down the upcoming attractions for you.
  • Hope For RadioShack

    5 Jul 2015 | 10:55 pm
    In its effort to avert bankruptcy, RadioShack Corporation (NYSE:RSH) is mulling over a financing package worth $585 million.
  • Lockheed Martin Establishes Technology Center

    5 Jul 2015 | 10:55 pm
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) has established a technology center in Silicon Valley to complement its lasers, telescopes and targeting systems.
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    CDC Synectics on How to Leverage Resources

  • Tips on How to Manage Risks

    Connie Siu
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Business risk poses an uncertainty that leads to potential negative impacts. In managing risks, you can look for ways to minimize the likelihood of occurrence and mitigate its impacts should it occur. There are several questions you could raise to address both areas. To minimize the likelihood of occurrence, ask: What is the source of the risk? What are the key elements that trigger the risk? How much influence does your business have on the source? What could you do to prevent its occurrence? Could you collaborate with others, even competitors, to minimize the possibility of occurrence? Is…
  • Simplicity is Golden

    Connie Siu
    19 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Work tasks consume time and money. By keeping things simple, you expedite completion and improve productivity. More importantly, you build a solid foundation for transitioning to the digital era. Review the two areas Connie identifies for opportunities to simplify work activities.
  • The ABCs of Operational Excellence

    Connie Siu
    4 Jun 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Running a business effectively has many advantages. You serve the customers well, keep a healthy bottom-line, and foster positive morale in the organization. Companies that are successful in weathering the ups and downs in the competitive marketplace practise the ABCs of operational excellence, which are alignment, balance and collaboration. Alignment Operations is the engine of the business. Goals are realized when execution is carried out in a way that supports the business strategy. This requires careful deliberation of the strategic results and aligning all the actions with laser focus.
  • Are You Solving the Right Problem?

    Connie Siu
    27 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Do you want to make sure that you are clear on the problem you need to solve? There are 7 questions you ought to ask.
  • The Pros of Cons of a Gatekeeper

    Connie Siu
    15 May 2015 | 12:20 pm
    A gatekeeper controls access. He has the duty to scrutinize every request for access and the authority to refuse entry. In business, a gatekeeper can be used to monitor the quality of work, validate requests, or streamline work. There are pros and cons to having a gatekeeper. Pros Consistency—the gatekeeper usually follows some guidelines in conducting his work. In doing so, there is consistency. Any work that passes the gatekeeper could be considered as meeting standards stipulated in the guidelines. For example, the funding requests for capital projects go to a committee for review. The…
 
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    THE SEEN

  • Optimal Image Sizes To Share On Social Media – Social Media Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

    THE SEEN Team
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:24 am
    From Twitter and Facebook, to Pinterest and Tumblr, this infographic has guidelines to optimal image sizes to share on seven most popular social media sites. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: THE SEENThe post Optimal Image Sizes To Share On Social Media – Social Media Cheat Sheet [Infographic] appeared first on THE SEEN.
  • Let’s Get Social – The Simplified Guide to Social Media Marketing for Business [Infographic]

    THE SEEN Team
    3 Jul 2015 | 7:47 am
    This infographic shared by pixelbypixel is a simplified guide of 6 major social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest) to help your business get posting and sharing today. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: THE SEENThe post Let’s Get Social – The Simplified Guide to Social Media Marketing for Business [Infographic] appeared first on THE SEEN.
  • Key Hacks to Make Your Email Mobile-Friendly [Infographic]

    THE SEEN Team
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:16 am
    This infographic shared by Salesforce addresses key hacks to make your email mobile-friendly. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: THE SEENThe post Key Hacks to Make Your Email Mobile-Friendly [Infographic] appeared first on THE SEEN.
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  • Communication Linked To Firms’ Ability To Grow

    pinnacletelecom
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:36 am
    It’s impossible to overstate the significance of telecommunications technology to any business, especially as it relates to growing the capacity of businesses. Telecoms technology is any firm’s central nervous system, and without it a business can’t compete or survive in today’s information service-dependent economy, making it one of the most important investments to make as a business expands. Telecommunications technology has many roles, including transmitting information, improving efficiency and productivity and ultimately helping businesses expand. Arguably the greatest…
  • The increasingly powerful ‘Presence’ features in communications technology

    pinnacletelecom
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:41 am
    ‘Presence’ features in telephone systems are becoming increasingly more powerful. Knowing whether someone is available before you try to reach them dramatically improves communications effectiveness, and ‘presence’ is gradually spreading into messaging systems. What isn’t always recognised is that a type of enterprise ‘presence’ functionality has existed for a long time in the form of traditional phone features. A busy lamp on a phone indicating that a colleague is engaged is a well established form of presence information that improves communications performance – you know up…
  • The benefits of cloud-based hosted IP telephony

    pinnacletelecom
    15 Jun 2015 | 10:46 am
    New technology is reshaping the workplace. The widespread availability of high-speed broadband and new mobile technologies is opening up exciting new possibilities. The way we work, the way we communicate and the way we interact with technology to do our jobs is quite different from ten years ago. One of the key trends to emerge is the so-called move to the cloud. Typically, an organisation will outsource its IT requirements to an external specialist, instead of maintaining and updating its own hardware and software onsite. Applications and data are hosted centrally ‘in the cloud’ – the…
  • Unified Communications vital to the success of SMEs

    pinnacletelecom
    8 Jun 2015 | 6:03 am
    The concept of ‘Unified Communications’ is a vital tool in the armoury of smaller enterprises, and it will lead to more valuable and efficient consumer communications, customer relationships and employee teamwork. Technologically, we live in exciting times. In the workplace, no form of business technology has been as dynamic as converged voice and data communications – an area where the rate of innovation and change has literally been non-stop, and shows no signs of slowing. For most small and medium-sized enterprises – SMEs – the rapid changes in communications technology have…
  • Unified Communications is key to contact centre success

    pinnacletelecom
    1 Jun 2015 | 12:09 am
    The integration of real-time communication services is key to contact centre success in the current economic climate. Unified Communications has come of age and is becoming an increasingly important part of a successful contact centre’s armoury. Few people in the contact centre industry would disagree that in this tough economic environment, good service and high customer satisfaction levels can make the difference between winning and losing business. The ability to resolve an issue upon the customer’s first call has become one of the most powerful measures of a contact centre’s…
 
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    Market Deeper

  • TOP 12 Vendors of IT exams

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:36 am
    With sufficient amount of IT exam vendors in the market, it is difficult for a parent to decide, which one will be the best for the student. Even if they do decide the best, other brands don’t hesitate in competing. We have compiled a list of the top 12 vendors of IT exams who have really risen and made a … Read More >>The post TOP 12 Vendors of IT exams appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • 6 Top Marketing Trends for 2015

    Nitin Sirsat
    15 Jun 2015 | 11:33 pm
    Infographic brought to you by Wrike – Project Team Management Software… Read More >>The post 6 Top Marketing Trends for 2015 appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • Ignite the techie in you

    admin
    9 Jun 2015 | 1:36 am
    India is truly named as the developing country since it enhances the various qualities and adopts new technology at a faster rate. We Indians have a knack to learn about new technologies which are available in the market. We also do keep a note of how other countries are developed with respect to India. And since, Indian students own a … Read More >>The post Ignite the techie in you appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • 10 Steps to a Kickass Project Kickoff: A Checklist for Project Managers

    Nitin Sirsat
    19 May 2015 | 3:26 am
    Infographic brought to you by Wrike – Manage Project Online… Read More >>The post 10 Steps to a Kickass Project Kickoff: A Checklist for Project Managers appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • Why Vps Web Hosting Is The Most Favored Variety Of World Wide Web Hosting?

    Senaida9066
    13 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    Windows VPS is a ideal internet hosting remedy for any one who is wanting for a very low cost hosting option and even now wants all the features. A Home windows VPS is trusted, flexible, customizable and entirely secured with all the features that a Devoted server presents at a portion of its cost. Web hosting providers like WP Engine … Read More >>The post Why Vps Web Hosting Is The Most Favored Variety Of World Wide Web Hosting? appeared first on Market Deeper.
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  • Key questions to ask in an interview

    Jesse Maida
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:47 pm
    Job interviews can be nerve-wracking, but you’ve come to the end of yours and you are feeling hopeful about receiving an offer. You prepared for any questions they might ask and you nailed every one – even the tough ones. Then the interviewer asks, “Do you have any questions for me?” Your heart sinks. You were so hung up anticipating the questions...
  • How to Bring More People to Your Event

    Jesse Maida
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Hosting an event to celebrate the launch of your new business is a common practice. Not only does it increase brand awareness, but it also provides an ideal opportunity to network with other companies in your industry. Here are three new services you can use to bring more people to your event. Live Streaming You might think that making your event...
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace: How to Move and Store Stock of Any Size

    Jesse Maida
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:49 am
    Some business owners will be lucky enough never to have to deal with stock above a certain size, but they are few and far between. Most entrepreneurs are used to having to get their hands dirty lifting and moving boxes of all shapes and weights, and directing their movements from one place to another. It’s an unenviable task for all involved, but...
  • Why Every Business Should Be Selling Online

    Jesse Maida
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    Over the course of the last decade, online retail has boomed . The rise and growth of the internet has seen industry evolve to an unprecedented degree, with technology poking its insidious tentacles into every corner of the commercial sector. For business owners, this has been a revelation. Although it can seem daunting at times, with retail in a...
  • Supply Chain Risks and How to Deal With Them

    Jesse Maida
    30 Jun 2015 | 11:32 am
    Supply chains provide an efficient method for helping many different companies to run as smoothly as possible. With being unable to control every element of the supply chain within your business, this does bring an element of risk into the process. Even the sections which are under your control are also open to risk, and this can have a minor or...
 
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  • How to Become a Better Content Marketer

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Content marketers have the daunting task of creating relevant and compelling information for audiences. Searchers have almost infinite options to find the answers to their questions.   So content marketers are tasked with making content visible to their audiences and producing content that will make their brand an industry thought leader.   There are many content strategies to use to get the most out of your marketing efforts. Michele Linn, Vice President of Content, at the Content Marketing Institute wrote an article discussing three of the best strategies to use to become a…
  • Cultural Awareness Training: Preparing the Expat for Work in the UAE Part III

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In part one and two of my cultural awareness training blog series, I covered the history and culture of Islam, the Arab world and the Middle East, how to establish your business in the UAE, business etiquette, cultural sensitivity and the Arabic language.   In the third and final part, I will focus on life in the UAE for expatriates, laws you should be aware of and traditional UAE food.   The UAE is an Arab country with Middle Eastern cultures and traditions. For expats, relocating to the country means many elements of everyday life change significantly. Certain attitudes and…
  • Power Tips for Social Media Platforms

    30 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Social media platforms are always changing and evolving their algorithms. To keep pace with updates, continually experiment and adapt your social media strategy to optimize your performance.   In this blog, I will cover some key tips for using top social media platforms: Facebook, Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram. I will also cover the best ways to integrate your blog into social media.   It's not necessary to be active on all of these platforms, and some of these sites may not make sense for your company. What is necessary is to find the social media platforms…
  • How Sites Got a Phantom Punch by Google

    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In May, many webmasters started realizing that there was a big drop in organic search traffic to their websites. There were rumors that it was another Panda or Penguin update, but Google denied this. In mid-May, Search Engine Land received confirmation from Google that there was a content quality update. Search Engine Land is calling it a " Quality Update" while Glenn Gabe has dubbed it " Phantom 2." What is it?   In May 2013, Google pushed a similar "Phantom" update that seemed to focus on content. This update preceded the Penguin 2.0 update. People were expecting the Penguin update and…
  • C3 US-Arab Healthcare Summit: Making Good Health Contagious

    25 Jun 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Making Good Health Contagious was the theme of this year's C3 US-Arab Healthcare Summit in New York City. It was the fourth year this event, which focuses on fostering a collaborative, innovative partnership approach to solving today's complex global healthcare challenges, has been held at the Union League Club in New York.   The C3 US-Arab Healthcare Summit's focus is to strengthen ties between U.S. and Arab healthcare providers and suppliers, while keeping the emphasis on the three tenets of C3:   Community: create a global healthcare platform for exchanging "best practices."…
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    Rapid Formations Blog

  • Advantages and disadvantages of limited company formation

    Rachel Craig
    3 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    Advantages and disadvantages of limited company formation The limited company structure is one of the most popular business models for all types and sizes of businesses. To register a company in the UK, your business must be legally incorporated with Companies House – this is a governmental agency sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills that operates as the official Registrar of Companies for England and Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. When you incorporate a limited company, it becomes a separate individual in the eyes of the law and is responsible for its…
  • Do I need business insurance when I register a limited company?

    Rachel Craig
    20 Jun 2015 | 3:32 am
    Do I need business insurance when I register a limited company? There is no legal requirement for you to take out any kind of business insurance when you set up a limited company in the UK unless you employ other people, own commercial premises, operate company vehicles, are part of a recognised profession, your business activities present a potential risk to individuals and/or the property of others, or members of the public are likely to visit your business premises or trading location. You may also wish to consider Directors and Officers (D&O) Liability insurance and Income Protection…
  • What is copyright protection?

    Rachel Craig
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:06 pm
    What is copyright protection? It doesn’t matter what type of industry you’re in – the UK is flooded with competition. Bearing that in mind, it’s getting more important than ever to ensure your company is able to stand out from all the corporate wannabes and copycats. But how? By and large, the key to establishing brand recognition is all about content. What could your be producing that nobody else can? Perhaps you’re able to offer fantastic industry insights through a company blog, or fantastic original images and graphics on your website. This sort of content will draw customers in…
  • 5 Ways to promote your new business

    Rachel Craig
    16 Jun 2015 | 5:28 pm
    5 Ways to promote your new business If you don’t promote your company, its chances of success are virtually non-existent. It doesn’t matter how innovative your business might be – if customers don’t know about it, they can’t purchase your products. Bearing that in mind, you should be doing some serious thinking about how you would like to promote your business from the moment your new company is formed. A lot of untested entrepreneurs shudder at the concept of self-promotion – least of all because it can be extremely costly. After all, if you want to see your company name…
  • 5 Ways to find new clients

    Rachel Craig
    15 Jun 2015 | 7:45 pm
    5 Ways to find new clients No matter how big or small your company might be, running it is inevitably going to be a balancing act – especially where client relations are concerned. A vast majority of startups and young businesses tend to reach a market plateau relatively early on within their lifecycles. They have gained enough customers to establish modest success, but are having trouble breaking out of their comfort circle. In order to burst that bubble and expose your company to new customers and clients, you’ve got to take drastic action. But how? Here are five simple strategies to…
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    Exit Promise

  • Latest Forbes Post: Sell My Business Now

    Holly Magister
    23 Jun 2015 | 8:24 am
    Today’s market conditions present a unique situat […] The post Latest Forbes Post: Sell My Business Now appeared first on Exit Promise.
  • Latest Intuit Post: How HSAs Save Money

    Holly Magister
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:37 am
    Today’s skyrocketing group health insurance premi […] The post Latest Intuit Post: How HSAs Save Money appeared first on Exit Promise.
  • Raising Capital: Understanding the Options for Your Business

    Holly Magister
    8 Jun 2015 | 12:02 pm
    There are several types of loans available to business owners — so many, in fact, that the options can seem overwhelming and confusing, especially to smaller business owners without a lot of experience raising capital. This guide will help educate you on the options so you can make a more informed decision about financing your growing business while limiting added risk. The post Raising Capital: Understanding the Options for Your Business appeared first on Exit Promise.
  • 3 Steps To Increase Your Business Selling Price

    Holly Magister
    3 Jun 2015 | 12:26 pm
    When a business owner begins to negotiate the sale of his or her business with buyers for the first time, he or she will inevitably face a difference between the buyer’s offer price and the desired selling price. It’s at this point when a lively debate between the parties will occur over the underlying reasons for the business’s asking price being what it is. At this time a seller will be well-served if able to offer justification for an increased business valuation and a higher business selling price. The post 3 Steps To Increase Your Business Selling Price appeared first on Exit…
  • What Does it Take to Exit Your Business – Is it Good Luck?

    Paul Cronin
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Perhaps you are one of those business owners who feels you have plenty of time to think about exiting your business. You consider yourself lucky, and whenever you feel it’s time to leave, you will be able to do so with ease. Why it may not be so – This is not one of those articles about how long it takes to leave a business, or how hard and expensive it can be. Instead it’s about the false impression many business owners have of life after the business – all wine and roses (PS it’s not). The post What Does it Take to Exit Your Business – Is it Good Luck? appeared first on Exit…
 
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  • Shipwire V3 Product Catalog Upgrade

    Tony Holbrook
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:26 pm
    We recently rolled out a number of improvements to our V3 Application, including updates to the user interface and navigation. As a next step, it’s time to extend a V3 upgrade to merchants who are currently using the V2 product catalog. This will allow everyone to take advantage of new features, such as the Guided Product Creation Flow. “Product catalog” refers to the data structure of how your products (SKUs) are defined in the Shipwire platform. When adding or editing product attributes like weight, height, retail price, etc., you are editing your product catalog.   Shipwire…
  • Update: Create an order

    Tony Holbrook
    9 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    On June 10, 2015 we are rolling out a change to the “Create an Order” workflow within the Shipwire Web Application. The new workflow is designed to save time; It optimizes the order creation process and reduces the number of steps it takes to create an order. As part of the ongoing improvements to our V3 Web Application, we are focusing on making day to day activities more efficient and intuitive. This this is another step in that direction and was inspired by merchant feedback (thank you!). For detailed documentation of the updated “Create an Order” process, please visit this…
  • Discovering trust in team

    Andrew
    8 Jun 2015 | 11:05 pm
    A while back my colleague, Tony Holbrook, used his “one-line Linkedin status change announcement” to write about what compelled him to make a recent career and company move. I’d like to do the same, but share why I have not made a change to another company.   The mouse that roared A bit about us: Shipwire is responsible for getting great products into the hands of millions of customers. Though we’ve been in this business a short time compared to some, it’s a good bet we’ve shipped something to your doorstep. That tangible connection with so many…
  • PeSA Takeaways 2015

    Ross Wood
    6 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Last week my colleague, Jeremy, and I represented Shipwire at the annual PeSA Conference on Australia’s Gold Coast. Our second year attending was even better than the first. If you weren’t there this year and just stumbled upon this post, PeSA is a conference for retailers by retailers and it features influential speakers like Bob Schwartz of Nordstrom. It’s a great event to connect with and learn from others doing e-commerce successfully.   Technology takes center stage This year, e-commerce technology was a major topic of discussion and in his keynote, Schwartz spoke…
  • Shipwire at 3PL Summit and Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum

    Lauren Jow
    2 Jun 2015 | 10:00 am
    Shipwire is headed to the 13th Annual North American 3PL Summit and Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum hosted by Eye For Transport in Chicago from June 16-18th. The 3PL Summit is North America’s largest and most high-level gathering of logistics executives and their manufacturer and retailer supply chain counterparts. The conference brings together the leading thinkers and practitioners in logistics and supply chain to debate challenges, discuss trends, and share ideas. On June 17th, during a series of discussions about E-Commerce, Consumer Delivery, and the New Logistics Economy, Phil…
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    The Brook Expert Insights Blog

  • How 'bespoke' do your warehouse solutions need to be?

    30 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    To overcome current economic challenges, many distributors and manufacturers are looking for ways to reduce their operational costs and improve productivity and (already slim) profit margins. And although they understand that warehouse systems which involve integrative software designed to improve those areas, can provide the resources to get from here to there, these companies may not exactly understand how ‘bespoke’ those solutions should be.
  • Your warehouse software: How to gain better supply chain visibility

    23 Jun 2015 | 1:38 am
    Thanks to innovative technology, distributors now have many tools available that can help reduce their operating expenses. And with today’s economic climate, coupled with increasing global competition, introducing functional methods for controlling those costs is paramount for maintaining healthy profit margins and achieving business success.
  • 3 Simple inventory management techniques to get more from your software

    16 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    Nowadays, warehouse software is not only designed to control and maintain your supply chain, it is also able to compile and tabulate data on a number of your warehouse tasks. But, did you know that your inventory management techniques effect how beneficial your performance reports and analysis data can be? It’s true. Your current operations can have a big impact on whether the data you extract from your warehouse software is able to help your company reduce wastes and maximise throughput, or whether your business maintains the status quo.
  • 4 ERP implementation tasks you can delegate elsewhere

    10 Jun 2015 | 2:00 am
    As useful and as cost-effective as an ERP system is to manufacturers and distributors, or indeed to any enterprise that manages logistics and inventory, surprisingly, many companies falter during the implementation process and fail to achieve the maximum benefits from the system. For one reason or another, these companies omit to perform each stage of the implementation process, and consequently, suffer for it.
  • Supply Chain Management Handheld Goods In and Pick Modules Videos

    9 Jun 2015 | 8:00 am
    Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a concept which has radically revolutionised industries today. What started as a “do we really need it” technology has morphed into the most critical competitive section of business strategies.
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    MarketsandMarkets Blog

  • The Exciting World of Biomarkers

    MarketsandMarkets
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:11 am
    From being physiological indicators such as body temperature, blood pressure and heart rates, Biomarkers or biological markers have now come a long way! They have evolved to be excellent tools in the hand of a biologist driving innovation, improving efficiency of processes, saving costs and actually helping critical decisions in the drug discovery and clinical medicine arena. In recent years, they have gained immense popularity as measurable indicators of the normal physiological state, the presence and severity of diseased state and also for tracking the pharmacological responses through…
  • Workspace as a Service Market Witnesses Rising Demand from SMBs – An Overview

    MarketsandMarkets
    7 May 2015 | 2:48 am
    Rapidly changing work environments are increasing complexity of the IT departments of different organizations and enterprises. Mobile devices are increasingly being used to create competitive edge in the industry. Rising demand for device independent access are also expected to provide major rise in the rate of adoption for the concept of workspace as a service or WaaS. Advancing technologies and wide reach of the services around different industrial verticals are expected to drive the global workspace as a service market over the next few years to come. Rising demand from the emerging…
  • What Drives Water Soluble Polymers Market from 2015?

    MarketsandMarkets
    5 May 2015 | 3:12 am
    Water soluble polymers are commonly used in different industrial application. These polymers perform different stabilizing, flocculating, gelling and thickening functions, which make them useful across different applications. These polymers are categorized in synthetic, semi-synthetic and natural types. According to the researchers, the global water soluble polymers market is expected to witness steady rise over the next few years. Strong rise in the applications and advancing technologies in the market are expected to drive this market over the next few years. Rapid rate of industrialization…
  • Digital Marketing Software Market Gains Healthy with Rise of Social Media

    MarketsandMarkets
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:11 am
    Business marketing landscape is dramatically changing with the passing time. Digital marketing is witnessing impressive upsurge in adoption across different industries. It helps strategizing and promoting products through different electronic media and to the desired group of customers. Organizations from different industrial verticals are adopting digital marketing software to streamline their business processes and optimizing their business requirements. According to the researchers, the global digital marketing software market is expected to witness healthy growth over the next few years.
  • Microserver Market Grows Exponentially with Rise in Cloud Computing

    MarketsandMarkets
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:38 am
    A microserver is a small sized server, which is an off-the-shelf appliance. These servers come with software, hardware and operating system and are designed for easy maintenance and installation. Microservers are popular amongst the end-users like small and medium businesses as they don’t require tower servers or full scale rack. According to the researchers, rapid rise in the demand from the SMBs across different industrial verticals and rising digitization of the businesses are expected to drive the microserver market at an exponential rate. Emerging markets are expected to provide vital…
 
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    Lead by Adventure

  • 7 Team Building Games You Can Lead with Hula Hoops

    Will Ratliff
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:44 am
    If I say, “Hula Hoop,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Quick! When you think of hula hoops, you probably don’t necessarily think of team building games. You might think of memories of elementary school PE or recess. You might think of a sibling or neighbor who used to enjoy playing with them. As for me, a number of team activities come to mind! (Surprise, surprise.) Most of these I have experienced and led; however, some of them are new to me and a couple are adapted from other exercises that I have led. Here are some fun and challenging team building games…
  • 5 Essential Elements of Icebreaker Activities

    Will Ratliff
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:12 am
    As a teamwork facilitator, understanding how each element works and fits in to the overall design of a team building program is vital. This infographic details the 5 essential qualities that each icebreaker activity you run should have.   What icebreaker activities are your favorites? Do they qualify according to this infographic? Share in the comments below! The post 5 Essential Elements of Icebreaker Activities appeared first on Lead by Adventure.
  • Warning! Do NOT Read This Unless You Want to Become a Dangerous Leader.

    Will Ratliff
    4 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    You might have seen one of these “creatures” before, but you probably didn’t know just how dangerous they can be. They are prone to wandering outside the box. They upset the status quo and have dangerous ideas. They are often hard to manage and continually step out of bounds. They tend to push ahead and are not easily satisfied. They are driven but can also be dangerous and tend to upset others. They seem to create problems and more work for others wherever they are found. You can often find them brainstorming and creating new and alarming concepts. They do not always play…
  • 4 Free Apps to Use for Team Icebreakers

    Will Ratliff
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:34 am
    Here are some free app’s that you can use to run icebreaker activities in meetings and for special events. All of these app’s are free; although, some of them offer “Pro” or paid versions that offer even more activities or icebreaker questions. For each app, I’ll tell you a little about the app, let you know what I like about the app but also what I think could and should be improved. I tried a total of 7 app’s. One of them I couldn’t even get to open up. It kept crashing when I tried to launch it. One of them I had to connect via a social media…
  • 5 Quick and Easy Icebreaker Games You Can Do with 1 Piece of Webbing

    Will Ratliff
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:07 am
    Here are a few icebreaker games you can do with a short piece of 1″ Tubular Webbing. You’ll need one piece of webbing about 15 feet long for each of these activities. If you only have one group (up to 10 or 12 people), you can use the same piece of webbing for each one. If you will be facilitating these icebreaker games for more than one group at a time, then you will need one length of webbing per group. You can find tubular webbing online, or at local outdoor stores, such as REI. It comes in several different colors, and you want to get webbing that is an inch wide.If you…
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    Consumerist

  • Dollar Tree, Family Dollar Will Sell Off 330 Stores To Get Merger Approval

    Ashlee Kieler
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:25 pm
    (Steve Depolo) A year after the sordid dollar store love triangle began and nearly seven months after Family Dollar chose Dollar Tree to have and to hold for a mere $9.2 billion, the merger process appears to be almost over with federal regulators officially asking the new couple to ditch 330 stores. The Federal Trade Commission announced today that discount retailers Dollar Tree and Family Dollar have agreed to sell 330 Family Dollar stores to settle charges that their proposed merger was likely anticompetitive. Under the settlement, the stores on the chopping block will be sold to private…
  • NYC Mailman Accused Of Stealing More Than $1M In Tax Refunds In Years-Long Scheme

    Ashlee Kieler
    2 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    (Mike Matney) Is there some kind of greedy bug sweeping through the New York City mail system? Okay, probably not, but for the second time in two months a postal employee has been charged by federal prosecutors with taking part in a scheme to pad their own pockets. The most recent case involves a mail carrier who allegedly stole more than $1 million in tax refunds. The Associated Press reports that a 36-year-old Brooklyn man was charged with conspiracy and theft of government funds for his part in “delivering” bogus tax refunds to himself. According to investigators, the mail…
  • San Francisco Creates New Office To Regulate Airbnb, Other Short-Term Rentals

    Ashlee Kieler
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    (Chris Camargo) The city of San Francisco and Airbnb have a somewhat contentious relationship, most recently involving tens of millions of dollars in back-taxes the short-term rental company agreed to pay the city earlier this year. Now, to ensure things continue to go smoothly for renters and rentees of services like Airbnb, the city has created a new office for the sole purpose of enforcing rules regarding vacation and short-term rentals. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the city created the Office of Short Term Rental Administration and Enforcement to streamline host…
  • Washington Woman Is First U.S. Measles Death In More Than A Decade

    Chris Morran
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:55 am
    (frankieleon)Last year’s measles outbreak was dubbed the worst in the U.S. in 14 years, with 288 cases of the potentially deadly infection popping up in 18 states, but no one died. Similarly, the more recent measles cases at Disneyland and in Las Vegas raised awareness of the disease’s return but left everyone involved alive. Now health officials in Washington state are saying the pneumonia death of a woman there is believed the be the first measles-related fatality in the U.S. in a dozen years. According to the Washington State Dept. of Health, the woman had visited a medical…
  • Amazon Will Reportedly Pay Self-Published E-Book Authors $.006 Per Page Read

    Ashlee Kieler
    2 Jul 2015 | 11:36 am
    (Micah Baldwin) Last month, Amazon revealed it planned to begin a new payment system that entailed paying some authors per page read instead of per book purchased. Today, we know a little more about those impending payments, including the dollar value that Amazon intends to associate with each turn of the page. The Guardian, citing an email from Amazon to authors, reports that the new payment system could pay some self-published authors just $0.006 per page read. The company says in the email that customers read nearly 1.9 billion pages from books listed through Amazon’s Kindle Owners…
 
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    MIT SMR Management Report

  • The French Yellow Pages: A New Model for Digital Transformation

    Leslie Brokaw
    30 Jun 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Businesses that are succeeding in the digital world are questioning key managerial assumptions. Case in point: PagesJaunes, the French Yellow Pages company. In a world where digital technology is radically shifting the business landscape, one of the biggest challenges for companies is rethinking what parts of their business will continue to be valuable. To find out how companies are adapting to changes brought on by digital technology, George Westerman, a research scientist with the MIT Sloan School of Management’s Initiative on the Digital Economy, and Didier Bonnet, a senior vice…
  • The Untapped Potential of Unused Capacities

    Leslie Brokaw
    28 May 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Companies can benefit from the trend toward “collaborative consumption” through creative new approaches to defining and distributing their offerings. Not everyone wants to own all the products they use. Instead, “increasing numbers of consumers are paying to temporarily access or share products and services rather than buy or own them.” That’s according to Kurt Matzler, Viktoria Veider and Wolfgang Kathan, who write about the “sharing economy” in their article “Adapting to the Sharing Economy,” in the Winter 2015 issue of MIT Sloan Management Review . “Well-known examples…
  • Companies Must Help Employees Manage Technology

    Leslie Brokaw
    14 May 2015 | 8:38 am
    Pervasive and near-continual use of organizational information technology systems is taking a toll on some employees’ health. Companies have to step in to help. “We may be entering an era in which human frailties begin to slow down progress from digital technologies,” write the authors of a recent MIT Sloan Management Review article. “The very qualities that make IT useful — reliability, portability, user-friendliness and fast processing — may also be undermining employee productivity, innovation and well-being.” This downside to technology, what the authors call information…
  • How to Optimize a Product’s Entry to a New Category

    Leslie Brokaw
    5 May 2015 | 11:42 am
    Not every product can enter the market at the ideal time. Here are three strategies for making the best of any timing. Companies that launch innovative products in new industries need to understand the dynamics of new product categories. One of the elements of new categories is the name by which new product categories are known. Time it right, and you’re selling a “smartphone.” Time it wrong, and you’re trying to move a “PDA phone” or an “all in one device.” Research by Fernando F. Suarez and Stine Grodal, both of Boston University School of Management,…
  • Learn From Failure

    Leslie Brokaw
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:35 am
    Talking about and even celebrating failure has become central to the folklore about entrepreneurs. Does your business encourage experiments and “failing fast” as a source of innovation and quick learning? That’s one of the six questions posed by Paul J.H. Schoemaker and Steven Krupp in their article “The Power of Asking Pivotal Questions,” in the Winter 2015 issue of MIT Sloan Management Review . The article builds on the authors’ new book, Winning the Long Game: How Strategic Leaders Shape the Future (PublicAffairs, 2014). Schoemaker and Krupp write that asking “what if”…
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    LT Copywriting - Professional Blog

  • The Meta-Learning Series: Is This Your Style?

    18 Jun 2015 | 10:01 am
    Reflect upon what you learn and capsulize it. #2: Learn-to-Learn (Part 1 – Active and Reflective Learning Techniques)After figuring out your learning-style last week, it’s time to learn the different techniques that work best for you. *Note – Techniques used by each style can work and be useful to the other styles. Just because one may statistically be better for one does not mean it won’t work for you. Try them all and experiment a little. Active Learner Techniques If you are an active learner and you’re creating your own class or in a class that doesn’t…
  • The Meta-Learning Series: Do you know your Learning-Style?

    11 Jun 2015 | 10:32 am
    #1: Figure-Out your learning style. If no free class exists, it’s time to build your own. But before you do, you have to know what your learning-style is. Because if you don’t, you could be finding learning tools that are useless to you because you don’t learn in that particular way. A good example is people who learn hands-on versus people who learn conceptually.  People who learn conceptually like to use graphs, figures, maps, and other tools to learn a concept, and will tell hands-on people that that is the only way to learn. Whereas hands-on people like to see how…
  • The Meta-Learning Series: Do you know how to learn?

    4 Jun 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Education is becoming very, very expensive.  Even worse, it is not actually teaching any viable job skills that the workplace wants. As for most jobs you’re hired for; require on the job training and have nothing to do with the degree you have.                                A good example is my friend, Mike. Mike got his degree in Geology.                After he graduated, do you know what his position was?             …
  • Know How to Make the Perfect Post Card?

    28 May 2015 | 10:24 am
    Do you use direct mail? Did you know that post cards are the up and coming way to reach clients? Because of the inexpensiveness of mailing post cards and the way people respond to direct them, it is time to invest in them especially if you’re a local small business owner and professional. This includes if you’re a lawyer, doctor, realtor, carpet cleaner, contractor, and more. Postcard Uses Postcards are best used as marketing to promote sales, store events, or special occasions at your small business. Keep your message short, your offer sweet, and use eye-catching images that make…
  • How Do The Most Successful People Create Billion Dollar Companies?

    14 May 2015 | 10:24 am
    They Bring People into Their World.Questions. Have you ever been sucked into another world? Feeling it was so real, you escape the confines of this reality to feel like you were there? Breathing it? Living it? Escapism. Statements. This process and how you feel is what I like to call “Going to the Circus”. Because whenever I went to the circus as a child. I would feel like I had wandered into an entire other world. The sights, the sounds, the smells. The five senses flayed alive to let me leave my old world behind. And grasp this new one wholeheartedly, even for just the day. And…
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    Company Rescue Blog

  • Commercial property – choosing the right location

    29 Jun 2015 | 8:04 am
    In our last contribution to the Company Rescue blog, we looked at initial considerations for buying the right commercial property. Here, we will examine the next crucial factor: location. Choosing the right location for your commercial premises is really a case of striking the balance between cost and convenience. Unfortunately, the more accessible your business is for customers, staff and suppliers, the more expensive it is likely to be. Factors to consider Accessibility Reliable public transport links make life easier for both customers and staff and are very important for almost all…
  • Rising rents now putting pressure on companies

    23 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    It has been revealed the well-known London restaurant, The Criterion, has entered administration, 140 years since it opened. The reason behind this decision was the landlord’s demand of a 60% rise in rent, from £525,000 to £850,000 a year. The company had been unable to meet this and so sought advice from Kubik.  The company stated, “It was decided that Administration was the most viable option as it allows the business to continue to trade as normal whilst the administrators market the business for sale.” The Bewl Water Sailing Club, published…
  • June - Insolvency Notices

    22 Jun 2015 | 4:44 am
    Bluedean Limited A meeting of the Creditors of the above named Company will be held at Premier Meetings Newcastle (Washington), Emerson Road, Washington, NE37 1LB on 3 July 2015 at 2:15 pm for the purposes mentioned in Section 99 to 101 of the said Act. http://www.companyrescue.co.uk/insolvency-notices/bluedene-limited-liquidation-notice Tayler May Consulting Limited A meeting of the Creditors of the above named Company will be held at KSA Group Ltd, 99 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3XD on 9 July 2015 at 2:15 pm for the purposes mentioned in Section 99 to 101 of the said Act.
  • Business rates overhaul urged by British Retail Consortium

    14 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has been sounding the alarm bells over business rates as it reveals that 80,000 shops may not be able to renew their leases when they come up for renewal.  Of course, the main pressure on retailers is the growth of internet shopping and other consumer habits.  However, the business rates system has not been reformed for decades and many small independent stores face very high bills that they say do not reflect the demand for the retail space they are occupying.  In some cases business rates are higher than the actual rent that retailers…
  • Seminar on Alternative Lending Review

    10 Jun 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Our latest seminar was held in conjunction with the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) about the Alternative Lending Market. We had over 90 in attendance which was great news but in some ways not surprising given the explosive growth in alternative lending.  Speaking at the event was Chris Hardy of Close Brothers, Robert Jackson from ArchOver, Anthony Carty of Pension Led Funding and Keith Steven of KSA Group. Jonathan Reeves, as always, acted as compere for the evening.   Presentations were kept short to ensure there was more time for questions and of course…
 
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    Hyrell Blog

  • 3 Ways to Overcome Your Hiring Hurdles

    30 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Let’s face it, recruiting is a race. You have to pace yourself so that you don’t fall behind at the beginning and don’t lose your steam at the end. Recruiters want to make sure you reach the best candidates before the competition does, so that you can bring home the gold medal for your team. However, you don’t want to go so fast that you make a mistake. While just running the race would be enough, there are also obstacles in your way--the “hurdles” (if you will). The HR department is tasked with other responsibilities aside from recruiting, so it is important to stay on…
  • Social Recruiting 101: Utilizing LinkedIn to Find Passive Job Candidates

    2 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    As the economy continues to grow, unemployment is shrinking and the available talent pool is becoming more competitive. The result? Passive job seekers (i.e. someone who has a job, but would be open to new opportunities) are in high demand in the recruiting world. Passive candidates are generally perceived to be a higher quality hire, because they often possess job specific skills and proven industry experience that could be a major asset for your team. However, without the corporate budget to hire an expensive headhunter, how can you target passive job candidates and build a high quality…
  • 4 Ways to Break the Status Quo of Your Recruiting Process

    20 May 2015 | 6:07 am
    Humans are creatures of habit, we all have heard it before (and definitely will again). We tend to lean on the side of continuing the same old processes, even if we know it is not necessarily the best method. Why? Perhaps it could be because we are better at being reactive rather than proactive. The workplace tends to move (at what seems to be) a hundred miles per hour. Since we are moving so quickly it can be easier to do damage control rather than take time to plan how to avoid mistakes. The good news is the proactive steps have already been taken - especially when it comes to streamlining…
  • 4 Mistakes You Make in the Race to Recruit Top Talent

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:19 am
    The recruitment process is generally thought of as applicants competing to get hired by an employer. This is usually the case, but there is another competition occurring behind the scenes: Employers facing off against one another to attract top talent.  The last thing any company wants to do is lose a great candidate because of a recruiting misstep. Unfortunately, just as an applicant can turn you off by showing up late for an interview, there are mistakes your company may be making that are hurting your hiring process. Recruiting with Bad Job Descriptions We have probably all heard the…
  • Bracket Breakdown: March Madness 2015 Results

    13 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Team Hyrell is a competitive bunch, so this year we decided to open up our March Madness "company pool" to the entire Hyrell Community! After a long battle, Duke has been declared 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Division I Champion and we've found out which one of our customers has the strongest skills when it comes to bracket selections...    March Madness 2015 Results The Bracket Battle Begins... On March 17, 2015 the battle began. Hyrell customers from across the country competed to be named Champion of the Hyrell March Madness Bracket Pool.  A Winner is Declared! After…
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    convergepoint.com

  • Contract Management – Know where to start and what needs to be done

    Shirin Mirdamadi
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:05 pm
    Contract Management – Preparing for Contract Negotiation When preparing to negotiate a new contract or a contract renewal, organization will be your strongest asset. Having access to all key information in a contract, understanding of the requesting department’s needs and notes,
  • Contract Management – Know what and how to improve your Contract process

    Shirin Mirdamadi
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Contract Management – Identifying Process Improvement in the Organization “Process improvement” means to make things better. The best way to improve the contract management process is to identify the root cause of an issue and think of ways to correct it.
  • Contract Management – Know Where You Fit In And Where You Don’t.

    ConvergePoint
    25 Jun 2015 | 10:54 am
    What is your role in the contract management process? When a group is transformed into a dynamic organization, there’s a synergy that works to produce results beyond what was originally planned or expected. Part of this synergy comes from each
  • Why Employee Training Can Be As Attractive As Root Canal Surgery

    ConvergePoint
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:39 pm
    For many employees, training is about as attractive as root canal surgery. It usually arrives at the worst possible time, with little to no explanation as to why you need to attend. Nobody will be picking up your work while
  • Managing Contracts When Every Request Is Flagged A Priority

    ConvergePoint
    18 Jun 2015 | 12:17 pm
      In a broken contract system, the emphasis on urgency creates a battle for attention, and the best way to get attention for your contract request is to flag it as a priority. If everyone in your company has come
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    Purchasing, Procurement and Supply Chain Management Insights

  • Interview with Megan Freeman of Peak to Peak Charter School

    Brittany Whitmore
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:58 pm
    Written by: Brittany Whitmore Megan Freeman The Procurify business development team just returned from a fantastic trip to New Orleans where the National Charter School Conference took place. There we met Megan Freeman, director of professional development for Peak to Peak Charter School in Lafayette, Colorado. We were lucky enough to have a quick chat with her about education, professional development and the role of technology in schools. 1) What is your role at Peak to Peak Charter School and can you expand on your professional background? I direct the Center for Professional Development…
  • Free Webinar: How to Implement Savings Solutions that Last

    Brittany Whitmore
    24 Jun 2015 | 4:14 pm
    Written by: Brittany Whitmore Join Brittany Whitmore from Procurify and Andrew Williams from Sustain Solutions on July 8th as they discuss how to implement cost savings solutions that last. During this 30-minute webinar Brittany and Andrew will outline some of the strategies that Sustain Solutions have used to help their clients drive savings to the bottom line – and lessons learned in the process. Register Now to Save Your Spot Date: July 8, 2015 Time: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM (PDT) / 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM (EDT) Learning Objectives: • Best practices on the process of strategic…
  • Tips for Creating a Formal Purchasing Program

    Jeannette Montory
    23 Jun 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Written by: Jeannette Montory No matter what size your company is, at some point you’ll need to make purchases. As your business grows, you’ll find the number and complexity of these purchases is likely to increase. Some companies wait until they desperately need a formal purchasing program to create one, but doing so has drawbacks—haven’t you heard the slogan “Always Be Prepared”? Setting up a formal purchasing program before the situation gets too crazy prevents you from making rushed purchasing decisions and allows you to shop around for the best prices. Why…
  • How To Avoid Procurement Corruption

    Jeannette Montory
    11 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Written by: Jeannette Montory Procurement corruption is an ethical company’s nightmare. Sometimes the corruption is obvious, but often it’s subtle and seems harmless—such as when a vendor gives small gifts to a company’s procurement division. Even if it appears inconsequential, procurement corruption can affect both your company’s bottom line and its reputation. If you’re vigilant, however, there are ways to prevent it—don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Establish an Ethical Culture One of the best things you can do to prevent procurement corruption is…
  • 4 Major Issues Facing Your Supply Chain Manager

    Jeannette Montory
    10 Jun 2015 | 10:39 am
    Written by: Jeannette Montory When it comes to managing supply chains, the people in charge have several issues to deal with. Each issue facing your supply chain manager has implications for your company—including its bottom line and its customers—so it’s important to keep these issues in mind when developing and analyzing your supply chain. Managing Inventory Image Credit: Axisadman Managing inventory goes beyond counting how many boxes of pencils are sitting in your warehouse. It involves keeping enough inventory on hand so your company can be flexible while meeting all customer…
 
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    Euro Exchange Rate NewsEuro Exchange Rate News

  • Pound Sterling to Euro News: GBP/EUR Forecast for Best Exchange Rate for 7 Years after Greek Referendum, Grexit Next?

    Laura Parsons
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:09 pm
    Pound Sterling to Euro News: GBP/EUR Forecast for Best Exchange Rate for 7 Years after Greek Referendum, Grexit Next? The outcome of the hotly-anticipated Greek referendum saw the Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate jump from 1.4109 to 1.4175 and investors are predicting that the pairing could advance back to a seven year highs in the days ahead. Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) Exchange Rate Forecast to Return to 1.43 This Week, Grexit Fears Grow after ‘No’ Victory At the beginning of last week the Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate surged to a fresh seven-year…
  • Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) Exchange Rate Forecast: How Will Greeks Vote? Austerity Referendum to Drive Trade, BoE Decision

    Ollie Carpenter
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) Exchange Rate Forecast: How Will Greeks Vote? Austerity Referendum to Drive Trade, BoE Decision On Friday the Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) exchange rate advanced by around 0.11% during the European session. The fractional Euro appreciation was the result of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) conceding that the calculations for a sustainable economic recovery were underweight, and that Greece will need a large chunk of its debt wiped in order to sustain growth. The British asset strengthened versus many of its peers during Friday’s European session in…
  • Pound Sterling to Euro Exchange Rate Forecast: GBP/EUR at 1.40 before Greek Referendum despite UK Services Boosting 2015 Interest Rate Speculation

    Laura Parsons
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:33 am
    Pound Sterling to Euro Exchange Rate Forecast: GBP/EUR at 1.40 before Greek Referendum despite UK Services Boosting 2015 Interest Rate Speculation The Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate could resume its uptrend on Sunday, and potentially return to multi-year highs, if the Greek referendum sees the public vote against austerity. UK Services PMI Impresses, Eurozone Retail Sales Climb, Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) Exchange Rate Trending Lower Positive data from the UK did little to support the Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate ahead of Sunday’s potentially…
  • GBP/EUR and GBP/USD Exchange Rate Forecast to Advance after Better-than-Expected UK Services Growth

    Ollie Carpenter
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:22 am
    GBP/EUR and GBP/USD Exchange Rate Forecast to Advance after Better-than-Expected UK Services Growth Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) Exchange Rate Forecast to Trend withi Narrow Range on UK Services The Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate was trending within a narrow range on Friday afternoon. Mixed domestic data results caused the Pound to fluctuate versus its peers on Thursday. Nationwide House Prices declined by -0.2% in June on the month; failing to meet with the median market forecast 0.5% price increase. On the year, house prices advanced by 3.3% in June; falling behind the…
  • Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Exchange Rate Forecast to Trend Higher as ECB Maintain Limited Greek Bank Bailout, US Labour Data Ahead

    Ollie Carpenter
    2 Jul 2015 | 3:34 am
    Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Exchange Rate Forecast to Trend Higher as ECB Maintain Limited Greek Bank Bailout, US Labour Data Ahead UPDATE: The Pound Sterling to US Dollar (GBP/USD) exchange rate advanced on Thursday afternoon after US jobs data failed to impress. Even the seemingly impressive headline figure for unemployment, which saw a drop from 5.5% to 5.3% was the result of a lower-than-anticipated participation rate. The Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rate advanced by around 0.37% on Thursday morning. Despite the fact that the Greek situation worsened after optimism of a…
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    Midlake

  • Why Manufacturing Will Always Have a Special Place in America

    Midlake Products
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:16 pm
    In our cultural memory, there are few parts of our economy that we think of and remember as fondly as the manufacturing sector. The hardworking blue collar breadwinner, just like the third-generation family farmer, is a quintessentially American image. With the way the economy has struggled in the past decade, many people wonder why those types of jobs aren’t available like they used to be, and this has become a popular talking point for politicians from both sides of the aisle. What Happened to American Manufacturing? The answer to where all of these manufacturing jobs went is actually…
  • Manufacturing Is Slowly Becoming Cool

    Midlake Products
    10 Jun 2015 | 2:10 pm
    When most people think of manufacturing, they often think of dark and dreary factory work. It all comes back to the image of manufacturing that was prevalent at the turn of the twentieth century and persisted until the 1950s. There’s a misconception that if you work in manufacturing, you work long hours in a dull environment, constantly pressing a button or pulling a lever. Though this may have been true of some types of American manufacturing that took place several decades ago, this is no longer the case. Just like all other parts of the economy, U.S. manufacturing has continued to evolve…
  • What’s that Extra ¼” on Your Hinge Really Costing You?

    Midlake Products
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:35 am
    One of the things that people rarely think about with their doors, lockers, and other enclosures is the hinges. So as long as they aren’t falling off, they do not seem to attract much attention. However, there is often a hidden problem lurking, and it’s costing your company money unnecessarily. Let’s take one of our clients as a prime example. We were manufacturing hinges for billboards, chutes, lockers, and enclosures for them, and they were having some issues with their lead time. However, they had trouble with their lead time because the hinges were always different and they always…
  • How to Get a 75% Cost Reduction in Prototype Manufacturing Cost

    Midlake Products
    20 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    It can be difficult to pinpoint the real cost drivers when it comes to manufacturing prototypes. In many cases, making changes in even the smallest element (something like hinges), can impact the overall cost of the product in dramatic fashion. Just recently we found another example of this in action, so if your company is grappling with getting prototype production costs under control, you are definitely not alone. Read more about this remarkable case study highlighting the cost savings benefits of design collaboration in prototype manufacturing. The ‘Barrel of Monkeys’ Concept in…
  • Changing Perceptions – Why the Lowly Custom Hinge Is Always an Afterthought

    Midlake Products
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:26 am
    When many companies are designing their products, they don’t think about the hinges nearly as much as they should. They have their main design, and the hinges often become an afterthought…something to be dealt with towards the end of the process. After all, it’s just a hinge… right? Unfortunately for those companies, they could be doing more harm than good. Or at the very least, missing out on opportunities to improve overall product quality, aesthetics, costs and lead times. Why Are Custom Hinges Important? Why is having the right hinge vital to the success and functionality of a…
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    Number Direct » Articles

  • What To Look For When Test Driving A Vauxhall Car

    Dan
    2 Jul 2015 | 2:58 am
    It can be tough to know which make of Vauxhall car is best suited for your needs. Here's our guide to everything you need to know when taking a test drive.The post What To Look For When Test Driving A Vauxhall Car appeared first on Number Direct.
  • RSPCA Launches New Venture To Improve Farm Animal Lives

    Dan
    26 Jun 2015 | 2:47 am
    RSPCA is launching a new way to improving the lives of farm animals across the United Kingdom. They hope over 100 million animals will benefit from it.The post RSPCA Launches New Venture To Improve Farm Animal Lives appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Taking The Perfect Photo For Your Online Dating Profile On Match.com

    Dan
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:58 am
    Not getting your Match.com profile pic right is one of the most common online dating mistakes. We have tips on taking photos that will help you find the perfect match.The post Taking The Perfect Photo For Your Online Dating Profile On Match.com appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Comparing The Delivery Options With Parcel2Go

    Dan
    22 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    Parcel2Go has express delivery and economy services taking packages from the UK across the world. We compare the services so you know exactly what to expect.The post Comparing The Delivery Options With Parcel2Go appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Everything You Need To Know About Personal Finance With Littlewoods

    Kathryn Kearns
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:36 am
    Life is expensive, and sometimes we all need a little extra help. But before you look to the banks for the credit cards and personal loans, why not try Littlewoods? The post Everything You Need To Know About Personal Finance With Littlewoods appeared first on Number Direct.
 
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    Self Made Businessman

  • Why You Shouldn’t Be Content Marketing, Seriously

    Dave Schneider
    22 Jun 2015 | 6:55 am
    I had a call the other day with someone who found me on SoHelpful and wanted to talk to me about his marketing strategy for a new business he had in mind. The business was more or less a productized service for developing and supporting eCommerce sites for small business owners. The idea was fine – his marketing strategy was not. What did he want to do? Content marketing combined with influencer outreach. Sound familiar? Seemingly this is right up my alley and a great fit for my influencer marketing software NinjaOutreach – but would you believe I talked him out of it? The fact is…
  • 10 Keyword Research Mistakes That Are Crippling Your SEO Efforts

    Dave Schneider
    5 Jun 2015 | 6:12 am
    This article is a guest post by Nate from AuthorityMetrics.com, which is a ridiculously awesome keyword research tool designed to make it easier than ever to find low competition, profitable keywords. Get A 7-Day Free Trial Of AuthorityMetrics! Keyword research is the foundation of SEO. It can literally make or break an SEO campaign, yet it’s also one of areas that is most often misunderstood or taken for granted. Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to drive more organic traffic to your business, or an SEO looking to tighten up your skills, make sure you’re not making one of these 10…
  • How I Increased My Open Rates 50% By Sending My Email Twice

    Dave Schneider
    19 May 2015 | 3:54 pm
    Last week I sent out a newsletter, asking the following question: What’s one problem you’re having in your business, right now? I was clear that I would respond to every single one of them with some helpful advice. For me, it was an opportunity to learn more about the issues facing my subscribers and engage in conversation with them. I was looking forward to having some nice dialog, and getting a better sense of who follows this blog. Here’s what happened: Poor Engagement Now, I’ve written about newsletters before and how, as a whole, I’ve been largely…
  • How To Use Hittail To Find Keywords For Your Business

    Dave Schneider
    4 May 2015 | 8:44 pm
    Even as someone who writes thousands of words a day – I sometimes struggle to come up with the SEO keywords I should be targeting. And I suspect a lot of other people do as well. I certainly don’t always write for SEO – but when I do, I want to make it count. I only write one article on each of my blogs a week, which doesn’t provide me with a lot of leeway to make mistakes. This is what started to get me thinking about Hittail – The Long Tail Keyword Tool from Rob Walling. I first learned of Hittail through Rob’s awesome presentation at MicroConf about how…
  • Monthly Growth Report – April 2015

    Dave Schneider
    30 Apr 2015 | 8:44 pm
    Welcome to the April monthly growth report here at SelfMadeBusinessman.com. Every month I give a status check on the progress of the website and have a candid chat with my audience about what’s working and what isn’t. You can see past monthly growth reports. Some of the main benefits of doing this are holding myself accountable on my goals, as well as keeping myself and this website “grounded”. By that I mean, it’s important to show that I do NOT have all the answers and most importantly that I don’t think I do either. These monthly reports will show that I…
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    RELATIVITY

  • Why media relations matter…

    17 Jun 2015 | 1:45 pm
    The face of media has change drastically in the past decade. Many business evolve into content publishers and bloggers become targets for media outreach to drive engagement. Competition can be fierce... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • An Untapped Resource: 5 Reasons to Hire Seniors

    Baker Creative
    21 May 2015 | 9:29 am
    Today’s seniors don’t want to just sit around doing nothing, many of them want to work and have a lot to offer. Some need to work to maintain their lifestyles, others want social interaction... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Breaking News! New Anti-cyber Bulling class to help keep you and your family safe.

    18 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    Check out our Anti-cyberbullying week 4 segment: http://bit.ly/1LdIoqQ We are offering a online class to learn more at: http://bit.ly/1HpZ3cb. A discount is offered for a limited time only. The post... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are You Making These Social Media Mistakes?

    Baker Creative
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    First impressions are now often made online—through social media and websites like Google—instead of in person. There’s no easier way to make yourself or your organization into a pariah than social... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How one button can change how you shop

    4 Apr 2015 | 8:10 am
    Ever go to wash your clothes to find out you ran out of detergent? Amazon dash is a new way of helping you remember to pick up that all important necessity with out even leaving home. They have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Exit Coach Radio & Podcast

  • Eric Keiles - Unlocking the Power of Inbound Marketing

    exitcoach
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Eric Keiles is the CMO of Square 2 Marketing. Today, he will discuss the benefits of unlocking the power of inbound marketing.  Questions Asked:  1) What is Inbound Marketing? 2) What is your mission at Square 2 Marketing?  3) What is the software, “HubSpot”? Contact Info:  Website: www.square2marketing.com Email: eric@square2marketing.com Bonus Material:  Square 2 Marketing Book This is too good to keep to yourself, please share with your contacts
  • Louis Tucci - An Exit Plan is Like a GPS Directing You to Your Post-Business Life

    exitcoach
    5 Jul 2015 | 2:55 am
    Here’s a past highlight from one of our Guests. Find their full interview at www.ExitCoachRadio.com — just click “Audio Library” in the “LISTEN” section and enter their name to hear all of their past interviews! In this 1 minute highlight, Louis Tucci, Owner, L. TUCCI FINANCIAL LLC discusses the similarities between a GPS device that keeps you on track to a destination in your car and an Exit Plan that keeps you on course to exiting your business. We add new content daily, so come back often!  Please mention Exit Coach Radio to your friends! Securities offered through…
  • Ken Tucker - Intentional Conversations

    exitcoach
    4 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Here is a synopsis of Ken’s soon to be released book, Intentional Conversations: How to Rethink Everyday Conversation and Transform Your Career. This book is the sequel to the book Your Intentional Difference, which Bill Black and I discussed last month on his show, and is another step required for people to become more intentional in their life and career. Becoming intentional in our conversations is an important activity that we begin practicing early on in our lives and it grows in importance the longer we live. We all have that  “first” conversation.That specific day and time,…
  • Stephen Rischall - The Next Generation of Financial Advice

    exitcoach
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:55 am
    Here’s a past highlight from one of our Guests. Find their full interview at www.ExitCoachRadio.com — just click “Audio Library” in the “LISTEN” section and enter their name to hear all of their past interviews! Quick tips and ideas from Stephen Rischall of www.1080financial.com — hear his full interview tomorrow! We upload new content daily, so check back often!
  • Peter Mehit - Why You Need a Killer Business Plan

    exitcoach
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Peter Mehit is a veteran of both the Fortune 500 and tech startups. He worked worldwide as a business process troubleshooter and outsourcing deal leader for Computer Sciences Corporation. He has also participated in internet and consumer product start-ups and has started four of his own companies. Since 2004, he has been the owner of Custom Business Planning and Solutions and is author of ‘Killer Business Plan – Why You Need It, How To Write It’. Questions Asked:  1) What are the three choices you have when you know you hate your job?  2) Why do people stay in work they don’t like?
 
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    Colin Burnett's Wealth Creation Blog

  • You Don’t Need To Hire An Expert For Mobile Marketing. Do It Yourself With These Tips!

    colinburnett
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    Mobile marketing can help you reach a great way to tap into an audience that is looking for all sorts of products and services. Just about everyone owns some sort of mobile device today. You need to build a solid database. Do not just add loads of numbers when you are constructing a mobile marketing database.It is important to ask them for permission from involved parties before you incorporate such tactics. You can get permission through the internet or by having the reply of a code you have given them. Knowing what customers want and providing it is how mobile marketing. Don’t send…
  • Mobile Marketing Advice That You Can Trust

    colinburnett
    4 Jul 2015 | 4:02 pm
    Mobile marketing can become a great source of major or minor income for you. These tips will help you an inside look at mobile marketing. Mobile marketing comes down to the place to be overly wordy. Mobile device screens are small, therefore you have to focus on higher quality with less space.Mobile marketing success can best be achieved when you keep your content clean and clear. Your efforts should include driving new folks to your home base or bringing them back to it.Your business shouldn’t be based solely on mobile marketing. Your customers come first. The fundamental principle of…
  • Using Mobile Marketing To Increase Business And Sales

    colinburnett
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:30 am
    Mobile marketing is currently a very popular form of advertising to masses of people. Read the following information for some great ideas on to find tips and tricks to make mobile marketing campaigns that are easy and effective. Do not randomly message your clientele with pointless messages. Every message you send them should contain information that matters to your readers. Recruit friends to test every ad you send out to ensure it is working properly. Labor for your clients. Mobile marketing is based around knowledge of what your customers need and want. If you are unable to decipher what…
  • Mobile Marketing Messages That Keep Your Customers Engaged

    colinburnett
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:17 pm
    There are a number of different ways that a person can advertise your business with mobile devices. With so many different options and possibilities, you may wonder where to start. The tips below can help you begin utilizing mobile marketing. You need to know their desires and targets in order to properly market them through mobile formats. Mobile marketing is not the concept of “saying more with less” when it comes to your promotional content.Mobile websites do not have that large of a display to work with as you do with a computer, so droning on and on about a product just to…
  • Strategies On How To Make Money In Mobile Marketing

    colinburnett
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:05 pm
    There are so many factors to consider when starting a mobile marketing plan that you might not know where to begin. The advice you’ll discover in this article will give you become smarter at using mobile marketer. Do not pester your clients. Always ensure that what you’re messaging them about is relevant and important. You need and use that premise as your basic mobile marketing advertisement. Have QR codes on your printed ads for the more tech-savvy consumers. This is an easy way for people with smart phones to access your website and/or coupons. Examples of printed materials…
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    Biz Epic

  • How to Use Visualization to Manifest Your Dreams

    Chad Stewart
    3 Jul 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Many of the biggest dreamers/achievers of all time have used visualization to turn their dreams into reality. It's easier to do than you might think. Click to learn more... The post How to Use Visualization to Manifest Your Dreams appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • Tips to Keep Small Business Out of Debt

    Ivan Widjaya
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:03 pm
    How do you stay on top of your finances and avoid becoming a statistic? These tips will help you keep your small business in the black. The post Tips to Keep Small Business Out of Debt appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • Tips for Finding the Burning Fire of Ambition to Pursue Your Life’s Goals

    Chad Stewart
    1 Jul 2015 | 11:15 am
    For each of us, it's usually just one or two factors that cause the burning fire of ambition to burn bright and drive us toward our goals. Here are a few that you can pick and choose from to get yourself out of whatever limiting funk you might be dealing with right now. The post Tips for Finding the Burning Fire of Ambition to Pursue Your Life’s Goals appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • Three Top Tips for Virtual Businesses: How to Connect with Your Employees

    Ivan Widjaya
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:21 am
    Virtual businesses are an entirely ingenious concept, yet despite their cost-effectiveness and practical advantages, a lack of face-to-face communication still has its issues. The post Three Top Tips for Virtual Businesses: How to Connect with Your Employees appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • Tips for Reducing Employee Turnover in Your Small Business

    Chad Stewart
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:19 pm
    For a small business, just one lost well-trained employee can be devastating. Turnover costs thousands per lost employee. Here's a few great tips for finding the right people to work for you and keeping them around long term. The post Tips for Reducing Employee Turnover in Your Small Business appeared first on Biz Epic.
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    Gist Headlines » Business

  • How to Run a Professional Meeting

    fizanos@yahoo.com
    30 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Think about the last meeting you had. Was it productive? Did you feel like a vital part of the proceedings? Did you take away anything valuable or actionable after it was over? I’d be willing to bet you answered ‘no’ to at least one of those questions. Meetings have earned a bad rap because many […]
  • How to Use Difficult Employees to Increase Your Business Revenues

    Fisayo
    1 Jan 2015 | 1:52 am
    The Yorubas of South-Western Nigeria have a proverb: omo buruki l’ojo t’ire meaning “every bad person has his own day.” This proverb underlies the fact that some people could be incurably bad and difficult, but there will be a day when they badness will be the saving grace that people around him need. Hold on! […]
  • How to Generate New Business Ideas in Hours

    Fisayo
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:35 am
    Do not ever think that it is quite easy to generate profitable business ideas at the snap of a finger, because it is not. In fact, generating business ideas is not even the main problem; the main problem is getting a workable and viable idea that will translate the millions of sustainable income on auto […]
  • 5 Business Tools You Must Have to Increase Revenues

    Fisayo
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:03 pm
    You may hardly know this, but there are small business tools that help to drive sales up for every business out there and which you must start using today. There are many things your competitors are doing out there to run you out of business, and one of these is the smart business tools they […]
  • Why 75% New Start-Ups Die in Their First Year of Launching

    Fisayo
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:47 pm
    According to a recent survey in the United States and in Canada, 75% of new start-ups die in their first year of launching, and the reason for this is not far-fetched. 1. Shortage of funds: I am a victim of this phenomenon – I lost my first business to shortage of funds within three months […]
 
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • OnePlus2 Surprises By Giving Google Cardboard v2.0 Free

    Carrie Ann
    4 Jul 2015 | 1:14 am
    OnePlus’s second-gen version is based on the latest version of Google Cardboard v2.0 that was debuted at Google I/O. OnePlus, Chinese handset manufacturer best known for producing handset with cheaper rates, has surprised with a good feature by introducing OnePlus’s clone, which will provide you Google cardboard free. Just a few weeks ago, the company announced to debut its second-gen version of OnePlus, along with selling OnePlus Cardboard at free of cost. The surprising part is the company will provide Google’s VR headset at free of cost, covering the shipping cost of the headset. As…
  • Declining Economy of China Puts a Big Question Mark on Industries

    Carrie Ann
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:06 am
    The US Census Bureau data shows that China is the third-largest export destination for US commodities. China is a well-known spot for export business, covering almost half of the country’s industry sectors, and investors. Since past few months, China’s slow growing economy has led to a series of concerns for the economies of 50 countries, which count china as their top destination for export business. According to economists at UBS, due to sudden decline in China’s economy market, not only it’ll impact the countries, from where the commodities are imported, but also the impact will…
  • Hackers Demand 9.5 Bitcoins from Plex as a Ransom Pay

    Carrie Ann
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:51 am
    Curtis said that the passwords were salted, a security measure, which encrypts it harder for hackers to change them back into plain text. Video streaming service – Plex has reset client passwords, after it was breached by a hacker, who debilitated to discharge stolen information unless he’s paid a payoff. On Wednesday, Plex found that a server hosting its blog, and forum had been compromised, as stated by Chris Curtis – a Plex support engineer, in a blog post. The hacked data incorporates email addresses, IP locations, and private discussion messages, from when encoded…
  • Aetna, Humana Acquisition Deal on a Fast Track

    Anna Domanska
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:59 am
    Under the agreement, Aetna would pay almost $230 a share in stock or cash. Aetna is almost close to an agreement to buy its rival Humana for about $34 billion. On Thursday, people familiar with the matter briefed that this is the first in a series of mergers among the country’s big health insurer. Under the agreement, Aetna would pay almost $230 a share in stock or cash. That is nearly 29 per cent higher than where Humana’s shares were trading before the emergence of news reports that the firm was considering selling itself. A deal between Aetna and Humana could be fast approaching;…
  • Biogen Pays $124 Million to Develop Gene-Based Therapies

    Carrie Ann
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:40 am
    Biogen Pays $124 Million to Develop Gene-Based Therapies On Thursday, Biogen Inc. will enter into the area of eye-disease treatment by paying Applied Genetic Technologies Corp. (AGTC) about $124 million for licensing its products, and commercialization rights to a few of its gene-based therapies. Where, the amount ($124 million) incorporates a $30 million equity investment worth of $20.63 per share. Biogen also has the choice to licensing discovery programs for three additional symptoms. The company plans to develop gene-based therapies for a range of eye diseases. AGTC is qualified to get…
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  • The 10 Commandments of Presentation Design

    Kaylee Conrad
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:41 pm
    DISCLAIMER: This blog post is not intended to give you an abbreviated design education. It won’t tell you how big to make your fonts or hit you with lots of information about resolution and color schemes. It’s not even going to touch on layout and hierarchy. And while all these things matter (and trust me, I really do care about them), a great presentation isn’t about fundamentals in design structure — it’s about conveying your message to your audience in a clear, concise, and meaningful way. In honor of that sentiment (and since I grew up Lutheran) here are the 10 Commandments of…
  • Maximize Opportunity With Design – Featuring: Nick Haas of Orbit Media Studios

    Square Planet
    18 Jun 2015 | 3:21 pm
    Making your presentation look good can be quite the task! You say you’re not creative? Bularchy! There are several ways to enhance your presentation with design. Join Brian and Derek as they discuss the nuances of design when crafting your next presentation. Derek shares his number one design tip for presenters, which is not what you’d expect. Find out the story behind one of Derek’s many nicknames and learn 3 key tips for design—and more—from featured guest: Nick Haas, Creative Director at Orbit Media Studios. Enjoy and let us know what you think with an iTunes…
  • Orange – Lesson 5: Enhancing Your Presentation With Design

    Square Planet
    4 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Have you ever said things during a presentation like “If you could read this slide, what’d you find is…”? If the answer is yes, than this edition of Orange is just for you. Joining Brian is Kaylee Conrad, our Vice President and Chief Design Maven, to talk about best practices in creating simple, powerful and downright stunning visual elements for your next presentation. Want to start from the beginning? Watch: Orange – Lesson 1: Communicating Beliefs in Business
  • If You Don’t Like It, There’s the Door: Shaping a Company Culture & Brand With Beliefs

    Kaylee Conrad
    19 May 2015 | 2:42 pm
    We’re not shy about our beliefs. In fact, we’re sometimes a little obnoxious about it. We have a crew full of pirates that’ll give you an earful if you give them the chance. It’s important that we hire people who like our particular brand of loud and snarky, ‘cause if they don’t, they’re going to be annoyed, bored and generally misunderstood. Because of this we have a particular way of screening our new hires—like ads that separate the just-okay candidates from the really freaking great ones who make pirate resumes and borderline inappropriate jokes in their cover letters. We…
  • Orange – Lesson 4: How to Start Your Next Presentation

    Square Planet
    19 May 2015 | 9:38 am
    Have you ever had such a mountain of chores to complete that you were unsure where to start? While perhaps a bit different than laundry and dirty dishes, this sense of anxiety and uncertainty is exactly how many people feel about creating a presentation. You know it needs to get done, but what happens first? We get it, it’s not always easy to start your presentation. But we’ve also been around the block a few times and we have, what we believe to be, a surefire method to help you get your engines started. It’s just three simple words: Know, Feel, and Do. In this edition of Orange,…
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    Netscribes Blog

  • Aligning mobile strategies to maximize growth perspectives

    Netscribes
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:57 pm
    Currently mobile phones outnumber people, which means, as the number of mobile devices would rise, their importance for entrepreneurs would also rises simultaneously. 85% of consumers believe that they cannot live without mobile devices. This means mobile interface is crucial for consumers. Consequently, businesses increasingly hope to connect with their customers through smartphones and/or tablets. With a mobile strategy in place, companies can reach more customers and help maintain a strong competitive advantage. However building a mobile strategy is more than just building an app. Only…
  • Gaming industry: Time to hit the restart button?

    Netscribes
    12 Jun 2015 | 5:36 am
    Let’s start with a few figures. After all, what better way to commence on doom’s day predictions than substantiate it with lots of numbers. Here goes. Avatar, the highest grossing movie of all time, crossed the USD 1 billion mark in just 19 days. Extremely impressive, right? Well, Grand Theft Auto V did it in 3 days. Call of Duty Black Ops 2 recorded sales worth USD 800 million in the first 24 hours. And we are not looking at exceptions here. Rather, this has become the rule in the video game industry in the recent years. So, this article can be stopped right here and the declaration made…
  • The best growth strategies for SMEs

    Netscribes
    9 Jun 2015 | 5:11 am
    The growth strategy of SMEs has been in debate for quite some time now. There are different views and ideas as to how a small or medium enterprise can grow and what exactly their strategy should be. Needless to say, there is no fixed solution, but let’s look at some practices that would definitely ensure formulation of a sound growth strategy. Careful management of resources The fact that the size of the staff is not too big in these enterprises can be viewed as an advantage. It gives these enterprises the opportunity to invest in the existing manpower and hone their skills with the right…
  • Another first for Tesla as it enters used cars market

    Netscribes
    7 Jun 2015 | 11:53 pm
    Good news for those of you who have been waiting with baited breath to get your hands on a Tesla Model S. Landing a Tesla car at your doorstep just got easier; provided you are willing to drive a second hand car. The Tesla Model S cars which have been leased out in 2011-12 are ready to return, and the company, instead of junking these, have decided to let them out to those interested. The deal is further sweetened by major price cuts. The price cut, however, is not a flat one, but dependent on what distance the car has covered, the condition of its battery and other factors. As things stand…
  • Will Tesla’s battery pack revolutionize the energy sector?

    Netscribes
    3 Jun 2015 | 5:31 am
    Tesla’s launch of the new battery is a start of a revolution itself. The USD 3000 battery which can apparently run an entire home for 8 hours is definitely the talk of the town right now. Elon Musk, founder of the company, introduced the Powerwall device and proposed that this technology could change the face of the energy sector in the world. One of the foremost questions that come to mind is that how will this ‘Powerwall’ exactly work? The answer is that the technology powers up throughout the night when the electricity rates are cheaper after which the users can switch on the battery…
 
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    Tradeindia Blog

  • Photography 103: The 3 Basic Terminologies for Product Photography

    Tradeindia Editor
    24 Jun 2015 | 2:10 am
    We’ve all seen those unrealistically beautiful photographs; the kind that blend the ‘what is’ with magical colours and techniques, making the photograph look as though it is a work of art in itself. We often associate beautiful photographs with expensive cameras. While owning an expensive and advanced camera is definitely a major factor, one can actually take beautiful and ‘artsy’ photographs with basic DSLR’s. Today, for our Photography 103 module, we will cover the three techniques which will show you instant success as a product photographer and even help you achieve similar…
  • How to Survive India’s Falling Exports

    Tradeindia Editor
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:48 am
    As of June 2015, India’s exports have been struggling for the sixth month in a row. As of May 2015, exports had fallen by a massive 20.2% as compared to that of the previous year. Yet, the coincidental trend in decreasing imports is leading to a lower trade deficit. Imports decreased 16.5% as compared to the previous year. This decrease in the trade deficit continues to conceal the growing weakness in export quantities. There are various factors leading to a decrease in global exports. While factors such as a slump in the global demand for goods and the slowing down of China’s economic…
  • Photography 102: Fundamentals of Photo Composition

    Tradeindia Editor
    16 Jun 2015 | 3:41 am
    In our previous post, Photography 101, we discussed the various options available to use as the camera of choice for your product photography. A good photograph increases the perceived value of the product for your customer, and can be the key decision factor for making a purchase. Many sellers are hiring professional photographers to shoot their products. However, there are a number of small sellers and companies that try to save costs by taking the photos themselves. This post is for the benefit of novice photographers who are struggling to produce high-quality product images from their…
  • Photography 101: Choosing the Right Camera

    Tradeindia Editor
    8 Jun 2015 | 2:35 am
    Good product photography is vital for the success of any e-commerce venture. Research shows that people remember 80% of what they see, but only 20% of what they read. Thus, a high-quality representational image can be the deciding factor for a customer seeking to buy your product. A low- quality image often makes the seller look unprofessional and untrustworthy. A photographer can use a wide variety of cameras ranging from high to low cost DSLRs and point-and shoot-cameras to smartphone cameras. Although having a DSLR is considered a plus, it is not a necessity. Nowadays, superior smartphones…
  • 5 Famous People and Their Struggles!

    Tradeindia Editor
    31 May 2015 | 11:38 pm
    Often, when we talk about the idea of success, we believe that success is an overnight phenomena. What we don’t see is the years and hours of hard work being done in the background of the success stories we refer to. Success is not an overnight phenomena and the only criteria to becoming successful is hard work and perseverance. Here is a list of some very famous people and their not-so-famous struggle to succeed.                                                            WALT  DISNEY Walt Disney has inspired thousands and…
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    getAbstract Blog

  • What differentiates an executive from a leader? An exclusive interview with Scott Eblin

    Hannah Litman
    17 Jun 2015 | 9:20 am
    Scott Eblin, is the co-founder and president of The Eblin Group, a professional development firm that supports executives and managers in exhibiting leadership presence by being fully present. The popular coach and speaker has also penned two of our favorite business books The Next Level and Overworked and Overwhelmed, the latter of which New York Times best selling author Marshall Goldsmith says “will fundamentally change how you live each day.” We were lucky enough to have the chance to sit down with Scott recently to discuss his philosophies and how we can overcome the fight or flight…
  • AI: Science or Fiction?

    Rick Adelman
    5 Jun 2015 | 1:49 am
    You’re cruising home from work in your slick, late model, fully electric-powered sedan when suddenly the car on your right swerves into your lane, creases your front bumper and brings traffic to a grinding halt. You swing open your door and climb out to investigate, only to discover that the offending vehicle is one of those new-fangled driverless numbers that operate autonomously. Great. Now how are you supposed to get the insurance information or fill out a police report without both sides of the story? And who is going to be held liable for damage or injuries? Welcome to your future. If…
  • A Funny Way to Do Business

    Rick Adelman
    22 May 2015 | 2:45 am
    Did you hear the one about a couple of Second City executives who thought their experiences with improvisational comedy could actually benefit those in the corporate world? It’s no joke. Tom Yorton and Kelly Leonard aren’t suggesting that your department managers do 10 minutes of standup on the conference room table. Besides, most suits think running a business is about as funny as a colonoscopy. Nor are Yorton and Kelly asking you to search for the next Gilda Radner, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert or Tina Fey in your mailroom. The intent behind their book, Yes, And, is to demonstrate that…
  • A Conversation with Leadership Expert Stephen Young

    Hannah Litman
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:41 am
    Stephen Young, author of the top-selling book, Micromessaging: Why Great Leadership is Beyond Words, is Senior Partner of Insight Education Systems, a management consulting firm specializing in leadership and organizational development services. As a recognized leader in his field, the former Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at JPMorgan Chase frequently consults with senior executives and the management teams of numerous Fortune 500 companies, and businesses worldwide. Indeed, his widely acclaimed seminar MicroInequities: The Power of Small™ has been embraced by over 15% of…
  • An Interview with New York Times Bestselling Author Brian Souza

    Hannah Litman
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:19 am
    Brian Souza is the New York Times bestselling author of The Weekly Coaching Conversation, as well as the critically acclaimed Become Who You Were Born To Be. Today, the founder and president of ProductivityDrivers, is a much sought after keynote speaker, and a highly acclaimed thought leader whose work has been featured in dozens of newspapers and magazines around the world including The European Business Review, Fast Company, and Success Magazine. Indeed, Brian’s achievements and accolades are highly impressive and they become even more so when you realize that he juggles them while…
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    Frank Diana's Blog

  • Expanding Disruptive Scenarios

    Frank Diana
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:03 am
    The pace of change is such that no forward looking visual can stay static for too long. I have therefore updated the anchor visual that looks at the digital platform, the innovation accelerators, and the disruptive scenarios that result from the convergence of societal progression, science, and technology. It is impossible to capture the current […]
  • The Future of Business

    Frank Diana
    15 Jun 2015 | 9:00 am
    To the readers of my Blog: a fascinating book titled The Future of Business was released last week. The lead Editor for the book was Rohit Talwar, CEO of Fast Future Research and Fast Future Publishing. This is a must read for anyone interested in where the world is going in the next 20 years, and its […]
  • Re-Ranking the Fortune 100

    Frank Diana
    5 Jun 2015 | 7:42 am
    In a recent post, I discussed a book on exponential organizations co-authored by Salim Ismail, Global Ambassador for Singularity University. In a Video from this week’s Exponential Finance conference, Mr. Ismail showcased their work on an Exponential Quotient that scores companies on organizational factors that determine how well they are positioned to succeed in an […]
  • Technology versus Humans

    Frank Diana
    29 May 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Futurist Gerd Leonhard recently released a new short 3 minute film titled Technology versus Humans. Here is an excerpt from his Blog announcing the video: “I am very excited to announce the release of my new short film “Technology versus Humanity”. This film marks the beginning of a new period for me, with much of my future […]
  • Structural Change: Decentralization

    Frank Diana
    27 May 2015 | 2:17 pm
    I had the pleasure of joining The Digital World with Game Changers radio program for the second time this year. Joining me as panelists were Futurist Gray Scott and SAP Innovation Evangelist Timo Elliott. First, kudos to program host Bonnie D. Graham for doing a wonderful job keeping the discussion energized and interesting. The title […]
 
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    Wylie Communications, Inc.

  • Color bind

    Ann Wylie
    4 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Yes, Communicator, you can make your copy more colorfulHow can scanning old news headlines, getting a quick education from Wikipedia or asking your BFF and research assistant Google a question or two save a boring story?By helping you add concrete detail to your message in 30 minutes or less.One of my favorite editing assignments is to turn dry, abstract message into colorful copy — without going back to the subject matter expert for an interview.Here are some simple approaches you can use to find juicy details that transform your story from “meh” to masterpiece, along with…
  • Activate the passive voice online

    Ann Wylie
    27 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Write subject-verb-objectPeople understand the active voice more easily than the passive voice.According to Jan H. Spyridakis, author of “Guidelines for Authoring Comprehensible Web Pages,” people:Remember active sentences verbatim better than passive ones. (Blount and Johnson, 1971)Read active sentences faster than passive ones. That may be because active sentences are usually shorter than passive ones. (Bostian 1983)Preferred the active voice and found it more familiar than the passive voice. (Bostian 1983)Found active copy easier to read than passive copy. (Kintsch 1993)So…
  • Hit list

    Ann Wylie
    20 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Lists top the list of blog posts that get sharedIf David Letterman taught us one thing during his tenure as host of Late Night, it’s that people love lists.Readers insist on lists. Write your content in this format, and watch your social media shares go up. Image by Ana C.It’s no wonder, then, that when Fractl and Buzzstream recently analyzed more than 200,000 articles from June to November 2014, lists topped the list of top 5 types of blog posts that get shared:Lists. Break your story into bullets, add an intro and conclusion, and you’re good to go. Counting down from 10 to…
  • Avoid Institutional Narcissism

    Ann Wylie
    13 Jun 2015 | 10:00 pm
    You’re so vain, you probably think this piece is about youRichard Roll, an economics professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, studies narcissism in CEOs. Turns out the more narcissistic executives are, the more likely they are to overrate their skills and make bad business moves.In one 2010 study, Roll used a simple technique that’s been validated by psychologists to gauge executive narcissism: He counted the number of “I’s” they used in their communications.The first-person pronoun — “the vertical pronoun,” as Pulitzer…
  • Take me away

    Ann Wylie
    6 Jun 2015 | 9:01 pm
    ‘Transporting’ stories change readers’ mindsHave you ever been lost in a story?Transport me When they get lost in a transporting story, readers are more likely to sync their attitudes with the story’s content. Image by Kevin DooleyHave you ever looked up and found that hours, not minutes, have passed since you turned on your Kindle and that you are in fact in your own bedroom and not at the palace, about to be crowned queen?Have you ever rewritten the end of a story in your mind, so that, say, Nick and Daisy get together at the end of The Great Gatsby?Have you ever…
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    Pickaweb Blog

  • The Definitive Guide to Softaculous

    Pilar Torres
    18 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    What is Softaculous? Softaculous in cPanel Which Softaculous Script is Right for you? List scripts installed by Softaculous Import Script to Softaculous Upgrade a script in Softaculous Install a Script Remove a script Change Softaculous Settings & Email Softaculous Synchronize Fantastico Content Management Installing WordPress using Softaculous Installing Joomla using Softaculous Installing Drupal using Softaculous [...] The post appeared first on Pickaweb! Related posts: How to Resell Web Hosting Services (Quick Guide) If you are a web designer or developer you probably... The Definitive…
  • How Your Web Hosting is Damaging Your Search Engine Rankings

    Tony Messer
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    Many people don’t give a second thought to choosing their web host. There’s no shortage of service providers that offer dirt cheap hosting plans, and few folks bother to really read the fine print and see what they’re actually getting before they sign up for one. Cheaper doesn’t always mean better!   In fact, some [...] The post appeared first on Pickaweb! Related posts: Different Types of Web Hosting Explained! Choosing the right hosting plan can seem a bit daunting,... What is SSD Hosting? Explained… SSD stands for Solid State Drive. They are the latest...
  • The Definitive 35 Rules to Speed Up Your Website (in Plain English)

    Tony Messer
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:25 am
    Having a fast website isn’t just to win you bragging rights. Speed matters online! The evidence from large online retailers like Amazon clearly shows this. But this doesn’t just apply to only billion dollar mega companies like Amazon. It applies to anyone who is serious about getting more traffic to their website and then converting [...] The post appeared first on Pickaweb! Related posts: What is SSD Hosting? Explained… SSD stands for Solid State Drive. They are the latest...
  • Different Types of Web Hosting Explained!

    Tony Messer
    4 Feb 2015 | 2:24 am
    Choosing the right hosting plan can seem a bit daunting, especially if you aren’t a techie. So, in this post we’ll take a look at the differences between the four different types of web hosting we provide – Shared Hosting, SSD Hosting, VPS Hosting, and Dedicated Server. Let’s run through each. Shared Hosting Shared hosting [...] The post appeared first on Pickaweb! Related posts: What is SSD Hosting? Explained… SSD stands for Solid State Drive. They are the latest... How to Resell Web Hosting Services (Quick Guide) If you are a web designer or developer you probably...
  • What is SSD Hosting? Explained…

    Tony Messer
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:49 am
    SSD stands for Solid State Drive. They are the latest type of computer storage device. These days you will find them in many high end desktops & laptops & they are increasingly being used in the hosting industry & by large corporations to store data within their server infrastructure. In today’s post we’ll look at [...] The post appeared first on Pickaweb!
 
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    ASEAN UP

  • Thailand alternative energies overview and incentives

    ASEAN UP
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:24 am
    Leader in energy production and consumption in Southeast Asia, Thailand is committed to diversify its energy sources towards renewable ones. With ambitious plans for the different alternative energies to be implemented by 2021, the Thai government also has planned for incentives to attract energy producers and investors. Thailand’s alternative energy industry – summary For some examples on the development … Continue reading Thailand alternative energies overview and incentives → The post Thailand alternative energies overview and incentives appeared first on ASEAN…
  • Vertical farming in Singapore

    ASEAN UP
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:03 pm
    With very little land available for agriculture, Singapore is importing most of its food. To relieve this dependence, new techniques now enable the local production of vegetables through vertical farms. Thanks to this innovative system, Singaporeans enjoy “home-grown”, environment-friendly and fresher green products. Optimizing land use with vertical agriculture The scarcity of land available for agriculture in Singapore forces … Continue reading Vertical farming in Singapore → The post Vertical farming in Singapore appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • Online integration for hospitality in Indonesia

    ASEAN UP
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:42 am
    Indonesia is receiving a steadily increasing stream of visitors, but it is still lagging behind regional competitors in terms of number of tourists. To gain visibility on Internet, attract more visitors in individual hotels and for the Indonesian hospitality sector as a whole, it is critical to take advantage of technology and social media. “The … Continue reading Online integration for hospitality in Indonesia → The post Online integration for hospitality in Indonesia appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • Perspectives of MNCs on the ASEAN Economic Community

    ASEAN UP
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:45 pm
    The ASEAN Economic Community fosters great hopes for many businesses, especially multinational corporations – MNCs – that are well-positioned to benefit from it. Gathering reviews from several MNCs’ leaders across Southeast Asia, this report provides hands-on, regional insights accross several industries. Large business approach on the AEC ASEAN countries have been coming closer for decades, but the creation … Continue reading Perspectives of MNCs on the ASEAN Economic Community → The post Perspectives of MNCs on the ASEAN Economic Community appeared first on…
  • Home-made food distribution success from Malaysia

    ASEAN UP
    23 Jun 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Getting sold in a supermarket is a big step forward for food or other B2C products manufacturers. Scaling up the production without loosing quality and developing the right marketing, brand, promotion and distribution channels, will however be determining factors in the ultimate commercial success. How to get sold in a supermarket Getting in touch with retailers is a first … Continue reading Home-made food distribution success from Malaysia → The post Home-made food distribution success from Malaysia appeared first on ASEAN UP.
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    Problem Kids Blog

  • How To Build A Resilient Child –10 Parenting Tips.

    Robert Locke
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Ever wondered if you are doing it right in how to build a resilient child? Maybe you are too anxious or overprotective? Here are 10 parenting tips to help you stay on track and make sure that your kid will bounce back from setbacks and grow up much more confident, independent and resilient. The good news is that resilience skills can be taught. WHY kids need to be resilient. Kids have to adapt to changes and they have to face obstacles and setbacks. Just one of the normal aspects of life. They have to get used to a new class, new braces on their teeth, challenges with homework, not being…
  • Dash and Dot Robot Pack Review

    Robert Locke
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:27 am
    We had lots of questions which needed answering when we bought the Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot Robot Pack. The best way to find out was to actually buy it and try it with the kids. These were some of the questions we had in our minds as we opened the pack. Everybody loves a robot and kids are no exception. Start telling a robot what to do and you are taking the first step to learning coding so that is a good start. Could there be a toy that would blend the whole new world with robotics, inspire kids and get them to be creative and have a lot of fun while doing so? Could it actually teach…
  • Start Potty Training- Interview With An Expert

    Robert Locke
    4 Jun 2015 | 1:19 pm
    Unbelievable but true. A father beats his son to death because he has not made progress with his potty training He is charged with murder and may face the death penalty. You can read this incredibly sad story here. This is an extreme case but it does point to some of the problems with parents’ frustration when they have to start potty training. James Franco decided to do a spoof video of Shia LaBeouf’s video in which he shouted ‘Just do it’ and all your dreams etc. James decided to use potty training as the motivation for doing something. However a much kinder and softer approach has…
  • Getting Inside A Teenage Brain – 8 Facts You Must Know

    Robert Locke
    2 May 2015 | 12:40 pm
    “The young are heated by Nature as drunken men by wine.”- Aristotle You know the scenario better than I do. A pile of clothes on the bedroom floor which has been there a long time or breaking the speed limit. Teenagers can be anything from moody, impulsive, verbally abusive, reckless, to being downright maddening and disrespectful. Getting inside the teenage brain is absolutely crucial to coming to terms with all this. Who are the experts on all this teenage brain stuff? One parent of teens (they are now in their twenties) is Frances Jensen who was not only a parent but also a…
  • Easier Pill Taking For Kids – 15 Tips For Parents.

    Robert Locke
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    “And a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down, the medicine go down…” Mary Poppins Is Mary Poppins’ advice enough to make pill taking easier for kids, you might wonder? It appears from research that this is quite a common problem – about 40% – 50% of kids really do have difficulty in taking the standard capsules and pills. The reasons are manifold: fear of nasty tasting medicine parental pressure fear of discomfort put off by size of pills and capsules kids’ age and development associated with negativity and anxiety Pill Taking Easier For Kids. Rather than telling the…
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    CharlesMoney.com

  • Selling on Fiverr.com – 2 cons, but 1 pro that’s important

    Charlie Mundi
    5 Jul 2015 | 12:45 am
    Making a lot of money selling on Fiverr.com is possible, but is very hard to do. The chances of getting rich selling on Fiverr.com are very unlikely. There are ways to do it. However, the amount of time you’d have to put in could Continue reading The post Selling on Fiverr.com – 2 cons, but 1 pro that’s important appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • How to protect your money when shopping online

    Charlie Mundi
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:27 am
    Shopping online is the way of life today. Technically, there’s no right or wrong way to shop online. However, when you shop online, you open yourself to many online scammers and hackers, just looking for the opportunity to steal your Continue reading The post How to protect your money when shopping online appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • Facebook Groups – Making friends is your business

    Charlie Mundi
    12 Jun 2015 | 8:35 pm
    This is how you find Facebook Groups. Find the right groups, make friends, and get ready to enjoy life, because you’ll do just that. After I wrote the article about being careful how you use Facebook, I began to think Continue reading The post Facebook Groups – Making friends is your business appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • Be careful how you use Facebook

    Charlie Mundi
    12 Jun 2015 | 2:39 am
    At one time, I was not a big fan of Facebook, as a marketing tool. For a span of five years, I’ve not had the success with Facebook that I was hoping for. I just placed it on the back burner, thinking Continue reading The post Be careful how you use Facebook appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • TRAFFIC – Lots of it – Comes with content that grabs people

    Charlie Mundi
    10 Jun 2015 | 3:33 pm
    I’m not lying to you. I told you what I think about websites that tell you lies. If you want to search Google on how to get a lot of traffic to your website, you’re going to see the same old Continue reading The post TRAFFIC – Lots of it – Comes with content that grabs people appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
 
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    FastUpFront Small Business Blog

  • What is Three-Pronged Pricing?

    Gary Barzel
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:03 pm
    As a new small business owner, pricing your products or services properly can get a little tricky. How do you determine how much to charge? How do you put an appropriate number on the value that you are offering? When you are just starting out, you may want to consider a three-pronged pricing structure. This … Continue reading What is Three-Pronged Pricing?
  • Why Millenial Entrepreneurs Will Be the Real Drivers of Alternative Finance

    Gary Barzel
    14 Jun 2015 | 6:28 am
    Long after the word “recession” stopped populating media headlines, the various forms of alternative, non-bank financing have continued to generate a more mainstream appeal , and this trend is only going to get stronger as the millenial generation continues to mature. This is good news for the alternative business finance industry, since this trend will … Continue reading Why Millenial Entrepreneurs Will Be the Real Drivers of Alternative Finance
  • Are You Prepared for the Credit Card Fraud Liability Shift?

    Gary Barzel
    26 May 2015 | 3:28 pm
    On October 1st of this year, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are changing the way they will respond to certain types of payment fraud. From that point on, if merchants are not accepting EMV chip cards (i.e. they don’t have a terminal capable of processing these payments), then they will be held liable for … Continue reading Are You Prepared for the Credit Card Fraud Liability Shift?
  • 5 Big Myths About Small Business Financing

    Gary Barzel
    13 May 2015 | 2:07 pm
    When it comes to the ins and outs of small business financing, many small business owners are in the dark. According to a recent QuickBooks survey,  more than 40 percent of small business owners consider themselves financially illiterate. With so many small business owners not understanding even the fundamentals of business finance, it is little … Continue reading 5 Big Myths About Small Business Financing
  • 6 Tips to Bring Your Small Business into Global Markets

    Gary Barzel
    6 May 2015 | 2:14 pm
    The internet and the push for globalization may have made the world a smaller place, but expanding your small business’ operations into new international markets is no small undertaking. If it is not approached in the right way, your efforts to go global could severely disrupt your business activities in your home market and ultimately … Continue reading 6 Tips to Bring Your Small Business into Global Markets
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  • Combat Vet Turned Coder Helps Veterans Transition Into Tech Careers

    Emily Pope
    1 Jul 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Meet Jerome Hardaway, an Opportunity Fund recipient and Veteran who worked in marketing and design before enrolling in GA’s Web Design Immersive course in New York City. Now, Jerome is using his web development skills to build his own startup, FRAGO, which helps Veterans transition more smoothly into civilian life. Learn more about Frago @fragomem and keep up with Jerome @JeromeHardaway. You were an Opportunity Fund recipient. How did you hear about the program, and what inspired you to apply? I saw a post about Opportunity Fund on Facebook, and thought it would be a chance for me to hone…
  • 6 Best Practices for Social Media Marketing Newbies

    Kevin Sandlin
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
      You’re just starting out actually marketing a business or non-profit organization using various social media channels and tools. You’re not a social media marketing expert yet, but you will be very soon. What’s your next step? It’s wise to start off with some boundaries around your social media posts and content sharing. In addition to maintaining your brand standards and representing your brand with excellence, here are six best practices that span all of the top five social networks (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+, Instagram) and most other social media…
  • From Finance to Full Stack: How Learning Code Revamped Will’s Career

    melanie
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Will took a chance on General Assembly when he enrolled in our Web Development Immersive to learn fullstack coding skills. He is now exploring brand new job opportunities where he can ABL: Always Be Learning. He has shared his journey with us to inspire others. Enjoy! What were you doing before you came to GA? I was working in finance (10 years of experience), a field where I’ve spent my entire career, but it was not where I “wanted” to be. What motivated you to enroll in our Web Development Immersive (WDI)? Ever since I moved to the Bay Area a couple of years ago, I had dreamed of…
  • Top Creative Marketing Campaigns Making Waves This Summer

    General Assembly
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:10 am
    From Disney to KFC—see which brands are taking a bite out of this summer with big campaigns, product launches, and more in this installment of Digital Marketing Headlines. Watch the video, then tell us what you think by tweeting @GA. Learn how to build a digital marketing campaign for your own brand or business in our 10-week, part-time course. Explore Digital Marketing at GA The post Top Creative Marketing Campaigns Making Waves This Summer appeared first on GA Blog.
  • What is agile?

    Claire Collery
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Our students are encountering buzzwords all the time. One term that we are asked about most often is “agile.” What does agile mean? And how can you leverage it to help your team and your business? What is agile? Development practices that we refer today as “agile” have been around as early as the 1950s. The term agile became formalized when, in 2001, a group of leading software developers came together in Snowbird, Utah and wrote the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. It said, in its entirety: We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others…
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    Working Capital Review

  • Investors Looking North to Canada?

    Chris Riback
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    It appears that it might not just be adventure-seekeing outdoorsmen who are heading north to Canada this summer. Investors also may be seeking increased opportunity there. According to Mark Mandel, an M&A partner in the Canada and Private Equity practice groups at Milbank in New York, “There has been tremendous PE interest in Canadian assets for a long time. Canada is a superlative place to do business. With the drop in oil prices, there is also increased hedge fund interest in distressed Canadian assets. Cross-border Canada-U.S. M&A and financing deals were quiet in Q-1 2015 but…
  • How Toxic Is Your Work Environment?

    Taegan Goddard
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    “Rudeness and bad behavior have all grown over the last decades, particularly at work,” writes Christine Porath in the New York Times. “For nearly 20 years I’ve been studying, consulting and collaborating with organizations around the world to learn more about the costs of this incivility. How we treat one another at work matters. Insensitive interactions have a way of whittling away at people’s health, performance and souls.” “I’ve surveyed hundreds of people across organizations spanning more than 17 industries, and asked people why they behaved…
  • How Old You Feel Does Impact Productivity

    Chris Riback
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    A new study in the Journal of Applied Psychology finds that workers who feel younger than their true age reach more personal job goals, which in turn predicts a higher level of overall company accomplishment. In other words, “This research indicates to both researchers and practitioners that it is not employees’ chronological age but their subjective age, a factor that can be influenced, which drives organizational performance outcomes.” Fast Company suggests this means that offices with ping pong tables and video games for employees might be on to something: “The…
  • Are Secrets Hurting Your Workplace?

    Taegan Goddard
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Secrecy may be an abstract concept, but there’s a reason we talk about it in these concrete terms. New research from Michael Slepian of Columbia University found that keeping a secret is akin to being encumbered by a physical weight. And that weight may be holding you back at work. Writes Slepian: “The more you feel preoccupied by a secret and are thinking about it, the more you are using your personal resources — cognitive and motivational — the less energy you feel you have available to pursue other tasks. You see things around you as more challenging. It’s the same outcome as…
  • The 50 Smartest Companies

    Taegan Goddard
    26 Jun 2015 | 4:15 am
    The MIT Technology Review assembled a list of the “smartest” companies. “It might sound difficult to define what makes a smart company, but you know one when you see it. When such a company commercializes a truly innovative technology, things happen: leadership in a market is bolstered or thrown up for grabs. Competitors have to refine or rethink their strategies.” “We didn’t count patents or PhDs; instead, we asked whether a company had made strides in the past year that will define its field. The biggest of these strides happened at Illumina, which is driving…
 
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  • Ways To Fund Your New Business Venture Part 1

    Gstargell
    4 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Ways To Fund Your New Business Venture: If There Is A Will, There Is A Way I’m often asked: what is the best way to finance a new business venture. This question is usually followed by “So, do you ever invest in new business ventures?” The answers, respectively, are: 1. there is no “best” way to fund a new business; and 2. I do invest in new business ventures, but darn it I can’t today because I left my checkbook in my other suit. Ways To Fund Your New Business Venture: Multi-ways To Consider The truth is there are a variety of ways to finance a new business and…
  • Reasons Why a Self-Employed Professional Should Take Vacation

    Gstargell
    27 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    Reasons Why a Self-Employed Professional Should Take Vacation: I Can Give you Five So you think you’re not justified in taking time away from your business because you’re self-employed? Here are five great reasons why you should definitely take a vacation: 1. Physical down time You work hard to grow and maintain your business. Trying to be superhuman will certainly take its toll if you allow it to. Give your body a break by taking in some R&R. 2. Mental down time Your days are filled with busy, sometimes even hectic, day-to-day activities related to your business. If you…
  • How To Run A Business On Limited Resources

    Gstargell
    20 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    How To Run A Business On Limited Resources: Recognize This Story? When I first started my business, I went to the bank for a business loan. Simple enough, right? I had my business plan in order, an itemized list of everything that I would need to successfully run my business, and all the necessary documents. To put it plainly, I was turned down. Why? Not because I did not have the credit to back it up, or did not have a good business plan. The reason the bank man gave me was “because I did not understand that over 90% of businesses fail within the first year, and that I was not prepared…
  • What To Consider Before You Hire a Virtual Assistant

    Gstargell
    13 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    What To Consider Before You Hire a Virtual Assistant: Understanding What A Virtual Assistant Can Do I hear the term “Virtual Assistant” (VA) more and more in business. Did you know that you could possibly hire someone from another continent that works while you sleep and maybe for $8 – $12 Dollars. Most of the VAs I work with have degrees and one an MBA in Business Admin. I pay her $15.00 per hour and what a bargain that is. With the growth of virtual assistants has also been a change in what it means to be a virtual assistant.  The leaders and founders of this particular…
  • How To Know Are You In The Right Business? Part 2

    Gstargell
    6 Jun 2015 | 6:00 am
    How To Know Are You In The Right Business?: The Second Step In the first part, I talked about the 1st step you have to take in order to determine if you are in the right business… If you have not read it, then click here The second and also very important step is to know your product fully. Have you bought and actually used the product you are promoting? It doesn’t matter if it’s top notch, recommended by 10s of gurus, or it’s been advertised all over the net… What matters is, what do you think about it.   How To Know Are You In The Right Business? : Is This…
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    Hiring For Success

  • How to steer yourself out of an emergency

    Ciaran Ryan
    16 Jun 2015 | 12:40 pm
    By Philip Park How do you steer yourself out of an emergency? I am talking here of the type of emergency that any business or individual goes through. First of all, how do you spot an emergency? Simple, declining or unchanging statistics. Here is a graph of South Africa’s economic growth rate (gross domestic product) until 1990. I just use this to show you what an emergency looks like. The good news is that any condition can be improved. The reason I want to focus on Emergency is that too often we hear companies blaming emergencies on “the poor state of the economy”, lack of government…
  • The curse of success

    Ciaran Ryan
    8 Jun 2015 | 5:55 pm
    By Philip Park Success carries its own inherent hazards. To achieve success you had better find out exactly what actions produced the success. Was it a new marketing campaign? Did you hire a new executive? Get rid of an old one? Introduce a new bonus programme for staff? A combination of the above? Success is sweet when it arrives, but it is also dangerous. Oh, so dangerous, because the temptation is to assume that success will continue of its own accord with no external guidance or direction. That’s the first mistake. Everyone has experienced success (let’s call it Affluence, since this…
  • How IT is changing the recruitment game

    Ciaran Ryan
    25 May 2015 | 3:37 am
    One sector of the economy that never seems to disappoint is IT. The rate of development in this sector places fresh demands for new skills on IT-related employers – something that has remained more or less constant for the last two decades. Pauline Michell, specialist recruitment consultant at PCS, gives us an update on trends in IT recruitment. Pauline points out that candidates have a much broader universe of potential job prospects from which to choose, thanks to social media and online search capabilities. But for employers, there is no substitute for carefully vetted and…
  • Construction sector turns the corner

    Ciaran Ryan
    4 May 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Bev Stone, specialist recruiter in Construction at PCS, offers the following insight into trends and developments in this sector. Q: Bev, what are the three main things you look for in a candidate?  Bev: Stability, worked for reputable firms and good references. It’s pretty simple and not much has changed in this regard when it comes to recruitment. Q: If you look back over the last 5 years, what would you say and the main changes you have noticed in the recruitment business?   Bev: There are more individuals that specialise in recruitment without the relevant degree or hands on…
  • Morale surges in the hospitality sector

    Ciaran Ryan
    4 May 2015 | 4:28 pm
    Angela Aveyard, specialist recruiter in the Hospitality & Legal sector at PCS, took us through some of the developments in this sector. Interesting to note is the buoyancy of the sector this year compared to last, and recruitment demand appears to be back to where it was pre-recession. Q: How has 2015 been so far in terms of recruitment in your section?  Angela: This year has started off well and continues to uptrend compared to previous years. March was a particularly good month for us in terms of number of placements and placement fee. I think it is going to be an exciting year ahead…
 
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    Valentine Okolo

  • How to Retain Customers for Life

    Valentine Okolo
    2 Jul 2015 | 8:39 am
    Customers will continue to patronize you as long as they continue to have good experiences over and over again. Over the years I have come to realize that building customer loyalty is focused on 3 cardinal points. They are: Product Quality, Service Excellence and Customer Feedback.1.       Ensure Product Quality Always: Without quality products, it is impossible to retain customers for life. It’s that simple. Customers care about their own satisfaction than they do about the success or failure of the company. To be continually relevant to the customer, you must…
  • How Do i Ensure My Customer Service Representatives Deliver Exceptional Service This Holiday Season?

    Valentine Okolo
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:49 am
    Holiday seasons such as Christmas can be hectic due to large volume of sales, customer demands and the need to achieve company year-end targets. It's hard to keep a lid over the can while ensuring that service standards remain impeccable during this period. So, how do i ensure my customer service representatives are hitting their sales without dropping service standards?1.       Employ the Use of Mystery Shopping: A mystery shopper is a person employed by an organization, often temporarily, to buy goods and services from it with the aim of ascertaining the…
  • The Selling Skills You Need to Become the Ultimate Sales Guru

    Valentine Okolo
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:16 am
    Becoming the ultimate sales guru requires you possess and understand three things. First, you need to acquire basic sales, marketing and business development skills. Delivering continued customer satisfaction through value adding sales and marketing is essential to ensure that customers remain loyal to the product/service they enjoy. Customers care about their own satisfaction than they do about the success or failure of the company you represent. As such, to be successful in selling, the product or service you wish to sell must be able to satisfy the customer. Good selling involves providing…
  • How Do You Plan To Overcome Competition In Business?

    Valentine Okolo
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Competition includes all the actual and potential rival offerings and substitutes a buyer might consider. Understand that your competitors include actual and potential offerings from industry operators, potential new entrants and market competitors.The ability to identify and analyze all actual and potential competitors to your business is key to surviving in a fierce market place, keeps you ahead of them and helps you develop strategies to overcome them.To analyze its competitors, a company must identify its competitor’s strategies, objectives, strengths and weaknesses and then device its…
  • Customer Personality Types

    Valentine Okolo
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:32 pm
    ave you ever encountered customers with personalities that are sometimes difficult to offer help? According to Dr. Moore with Second Story Counseling and Consultants in Chicago, there are six distinct types of customer personalities: The Know it Alls These folks tend to be experts in just about everything. Sometimes, they can come off as arrogant and often opinionated. When they are wrong about a subject, they usually put the blame someplace else. The Passives Passives usually try to avoid conflict at all costs. When presented with conflict, they usually tend to be non-committal and…
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    The Lab

  • How Self-service Retail Kiosks Change Consumer Behavior (for the better)

    Olea Kiosks
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:16 am
    Self-service checkout technologies are expanding rapidly as shoppers gravitate toward the convenience, efficiency, and small lines that are provided by self-service retail kiosks.  Based on a recent survey, 85% of Americans polled stated that they have used a self-service checkout kiosk, with that number rising to 91% for millennials in the 18-34 age group. As […] The post How Self-service Retail Kiosks Change Consumer Behavior (for the better) appeared first on The Lab.
  • The Demand for Retail Self-Service Kiosks Is on the Rise!

    Olea Kiosks
    21 Jun 2015 | 1:28 pm
    The post The Demand for Retail Self-Service Kiosks Is on the Rise! appeared first on The Lab.
  • “Omnichannel” Retail: Self-Service Kiosks Create an Integrated Shopping Experience

    Olea Kiosks
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:07 am
    “Omnichannel” retail refers to the ability to provide an integrated shopping experience to the user regardless of whether they are shopping in-store, using a mobile app, browsing the retailer’s website, or using an interactive retail kiosk. In 2013, 84% of retailers polled by Retail Systems Research acknowledged that creating a consistent omnichannel shopping experience was […] The post “Omnichannel” Retail: Self-Service Kiosks Create an Integrated Shopping Experience appeared first on The Lab.
  • Cyber Security Kiosks Defend against the Growing Threat of Malware

    Olea Kiosks
    2 Jun 2015 | 12:32 pm
    The post Cyber Security Kiosks Defend against the Growing Threat of Malware appeared first on The Lab.
 
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    Thrive! Europe

  • DRI International Convenes Global Think Tank on Future of Resilience, Seeks to Unite Profession

    DRI International
    11 Jun 2015 | 7:03 am
    Originally published on Drive: E-news from DRI International Bringing together a global community of subject matter experts, DRI International has convened the Future Strategic Vision Committee, the leading global think tank on matters of operational resilience, discipline integration, and the future role of resilience professionals. This interdisciplinary group seeks to unite the profession by establishing meaningful and productive links among other professional bodies, higher education, and membership organizations. DRI has tapped Former Business Continuity Institute (BCI) Chair Lyndon Bird…
  • Turkish Professionals Engage in Interactive Session

    DRI International
    20 May 2015 | 8:54 am
    Exchange by DRI Istanbul has held its first event this Spring in Istanbul.  The event was an impressive start for Exchange, with about 40 attendees from 18 companies. The day began with a discussion of the Professional Practices followed by a workshop and several working groups.  It concluded with an Executive Panel and a brief presentation on governance. Photos of the event can be seen below.  For more information on business continuity in Turkey, please contact DRI Istanbul.
  • Announcing Turkish Professional Practices

    DRI International
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:17 am
    The DRI Ten Professional Practices for Business Continuity Professionals are now available in Turkish.  The Professional Practices are a body of knowledge designed to assist the entity in the development and implementation of a Business Continuity Management program.  Use of the Professional Practice framework can increase the likelihood that no significant gaps will be present in your program as well as increase the likelihood that the various parts of the program will work cohesively in an actual disruptive event.  This important resource will help DRI Istanbul serve Turkish-speaking…
  • Your Supply Chain: Only as Strong as Its Weakest Link

    DRI International
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Presentations from DRI2015 are now available in MyDRI. Thrive! Europe is highlighting “Protecting the links in the chain: tools for managing supply chain business interruption risk” by Linda Conrad of Zurich Insurance.  This presentation explores the impacts of a business interruption in your supply chain. The view the presentation (and others from DRI2015) please visit our library on MyDRI (access is free)! While there, be sure to look through our many other resources for resilience professionals.
  • New Translations of the International Glossary for Resiliency

    DRI International
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    The International Glossary for Resiliency is now available in English, Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish! The objectives of maintaining a comprehensive glossary are: to promote a common set of universal terms to reduce confusion and remove inconsistencies between parties to facilitate coordination to provide a standard translation of technical terms specific to the profession. To access, please log into MyDRI.
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    Common Sense Development

  • Advertising on a Small Business Budget

    Mark Zarr
    30 Jun 2015 | 4:27 pm
    When most people think of marketing, they think of advertising. As my recent article Marketing: A Misunderstood Word shows, there is a whole lot more to marketing. However, advertising is still a major and important component of your overall small business marketing strategy. Here’s the thing: advertising on a small business budget can almost seem […] The post Advertising on a Small Business Budget appeared first on Common Sense Development.
  • Stop Throwing the Word “Branding” Around

    Mark Zarr
    1 Jun 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Branding is one of those words people love to toss around in a conversation because they think it makes them look smart, or cool, or something like that. But the word is much more important. The post Stop Throwing the Word “Branding” Around appeared first on Common Sense Development.
  • In the Storm: Does God Really Care?

    Mark Zarr
    4 May 2015 | 3:48 pm
    The night was dark and the sky was alive with fury. It may have been a beautiful storm for those watching from safety, but this was not the case for 13 men caught in a life or death struggle against nature. The post In the Storm: Does God Really Care? appeared first on Common Sense Development.
  • What if Life was not so hard?

    Mark Zarr
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:08 am
    I wonder if we, as people, don’t make life harder than it has to be? Yes, life is hard, full of trials, busy schedules, deadlines, and bills. But what is the alternative? Would being worry-free really make us happy? The post What if Life was not so hard? appeared first on Common Sense Development.
  • Marketing: A Misunderstood Word

    Mark Zarr
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Marketing is all about finding people interested in what you have to offer, nothing more and certainly nothing less. The bottom line is that you can’t sell anything, no matter how good you are at selling, or how great your product is, or how efficient your supply chain is, if no one walks into your store, finds your website, or gives you a call. The post Marketing: A Misunderstood Word appeared first on Common Sense Development.
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    StartUp FASHION

  • Fashion Business Owner Musings: Taking Time Off Should Be Easier Than It Is

    Nicole Giordano
    2 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
    It’s hard to find the time to take time off. That’s such a silly thought, isn’t it? We get into running our own businesses because we want to have more freedom and flexibility but really, we’re working more than we ever have before. Especially in the beginning. It’s like, we know we have to take time off in order to remain sane but we’re always digging up reasons not to; we’re constantly coming up with excuses as to why we have to be at our computers or our sewing machines for hours on end without a break. Six or Seven days a week. Thereare the…
  • Tips For Showing Your Fashion Brand’s Creative Side on Instagram

    Pam Sahota
    1 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
      Instagram is a hot platform for the fashion industry. It allows fashion designers, fashion brands, and fashion enthusiasts to create and share their favorite looks, styles, and upcoming product lines within seconds. We know this. Instagram is awesome. But what else does Instagram allow for brands? The key is creativity. And planning. Use an artistic lens: Some Instagram bloggers take everyday objects and make them into an artistic photo. For example, one shot I saw used kitkat candy pieces as the black keys on a piano. It was crafty and fun. While this has nothing to do with fashion,…
  • Have You Really Defined the Kind of Fashion Business You Want?

    Nicole Giordano
    29 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    Designers are always asking me how they can become successful. That’s such a loaded and complicated question that I often don’t know what to say. It’s like, I have so many things I want to say, not the least of which is “how do you define success for yourself?“, that I stumble over where to start. But over time, I started to realize something. One thing I see most often missing from a designer’s plan is deciding what kind of fashion business they want to be. We talk about this a lot, especially in reference to our StartUp FASHION Community; we’re…
  • Fashion Business Owner Musings: Everybody Feels Uninspired Sometimes

    Nicole Giordano
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:42 am
    I always chuckle when people say that if you’re doing what you love, it doesn’t feel like work. Sometimes, that’s true. But also, sometimes it’s not true. Just because you love it, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t require a hell of a lot of work to make it all happen. It doesn’t mean that we’ll jump out of bed every morning thrilled to tackle those tasks. And it certainly doesn’t mean that every day is full of exciting ideas and perfect plans. There are days when we all feel uninspired by our businesses. Don’t doubt what you’re…
  • How More Fashion Accelerators Would Impact the Growth of Independent Brands

    Nicole Giordano
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:25 am
    Accelerator programs for entrepreneurs are not a new thing; they have been popping up all over the place for quite a few years. But what is a relatively new idea and one that we’re only seeing in small doses right now, is the emergence of Fashion Business Accelerators. Accelerators work closely with entrepreneurs over a period of anywhere from a few weeks to a few months; brands that have already started to build a business, and they help them to, well, accelerate. Because of this, there are usually strict criteria for being accepted into an accelerator program. Though sometimes used…
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    Center for Business Modeling

  • Can You Really Use Marketing to Shrink the B2B Sales Cycle?

    Christopher Ryan
    2 Jul 2015 | 10:36 am
    It seems at least once a week that I talk to a B2B company about how to shrink their sales cycle. Sales executives and CEOs get especially frustrated because their quarterly sales forecasts become much harder to predict when the sales cycle timing is all over the map. For example, we have one technology client where it seems half their deals close in days or weeks, while the other half can take six months or more. So what is going on and what can us B2B marketing types do about it? The first thing we need to do is accept certain realities, regardless of the pain involved. And the first…
  • Watching for World-Changing Disruptions to Your Business Model

    Patty Tomsky
    4 Jun 2015 | 10:28 am
     An expert shares what your business model needs in the global landscape Every once in a while, I like to lift up my head and look around at the global disruptions that will impact my business. When I read Nicholas Forsan’s blog this week, I gained new insight into the global trends that will disrupt all businesses and found a new way to look at my current business model to shore it up against chaos. Here are a few of Forsan’s insights that I found worth watching: “The digital world gives us the tools to make smarter decisions, e.g. to generate commercially viable insights from…
  • Capturing Value in Nontraditional Ways

    Steve Imke
    22 May 2015 | 9:36 am
    When I grew up in Massachusetts, I remember reading a story about Joe Kennedy. He would go up to owners of older drafty apartments in downtown Boston and make them a unique proposition. Many of the units were poorly insulated and cost a small fortune to heat in the winter. Joe would agree to insulate the building at no cost to the owner if the owner agreed to simply pay Joe the historical heating bill for a contracted period of time. Then at the expiration of the contract, the owner would begin to pay the actual heating bills from that point forward and owe Joe nothing for his investment in…
  • Keeping Promises to Your Customer: Marketing Strategies that Work

    Patty Tomsky
    13 May 2015 | 2:15 pm
    How to tell your company’s story to inspire trust, remain agile to customer needs In Seth Godin’s recent blog, he says: “My take for the last 15 years is that marketing is merely storytelling and promise making/keeping, and in fact, everything the organization does is at some level, marketing.” I couldn’t agree more. But how can a new company or an existing company ensure that they’re telling the right stories and making promises they can keep? Using The Center for Business Modeling Business Planning Framework will help. And the best thing about it is that it is an iterative…
  • How to Validate Your B2B Go-to-Market Plan

    Christopher Ryan
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:47 pm
    What are we selling? This is where we determine the specifics of our offering, not just in terms of product features and functionality, but also in terms of uses, pricing, messaging and offers. Following the minimum viable product (MVP) strategy, we create as little of the product as necessary to prove its economic viability. In fact, there are ways to do this without actually building the product, which I will explain in a future article. Who are we selling it to? At this stage, we do persona mapping — determining the demographics and psychographics (personal and business) of who we think…
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    Newsweaver

  • Salesforce Administrator (Maternity Cover Contract)

    Emma Hanley
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:55 am
    If you love technology and business, this is the role for you. The Newsweaver Team is highly skilled and motivated. We believe in continuous learning and innovation and are constantly striving to improve how we work and do business. Reporting to the Internal Systems Lead, this is a challenging role, which will provide you with the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the growth and evolution of the Services, Finance, Sales and Marketing departments. The primary responsibility will be to perform CRM system administration tasks and streamline and improve the Salesforce workflow as…
  • Nine Tips on Creating Effective Infographics for Employees

    Guest Blogger
    11 Jun 2015 | 10:04 am
    Did you know that an infographic is 30 times more likely to be read than a text-only article? The use of visual information has increased by 9,900% over the past 7 years because we’re hardwired to respond visually. Text alone just can’t compete. As consumers we all access a world of information, much of which is interactive, bold and vibrant, conveying complex data but bringing it to life and making it digestible, appealing and even entertaining. This is how our employees are choosing to consume their information. So it makes sense for us to replicate the approach by taking the…
  • SharePoint Integrations Engineer (Services Developer)

    Emma Hanley
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:41 am
    If you love technology and have development or integrations experience with SharePoint, then this is the opportunity for you to be part of a fun highly motivated team. Newsweaver is looking for a SharePoint integrations engineer to extend and support integration between our industry leading communications and analytics platform with customer SharePoint deployments. We believe in continuous innovation and learning and, reporting to the Head of Technical Services in Cork, this role will provide you with an opportunity to make a significant contribution to new solutions being offered to…
  • EMEA Digital Enterprise Sales

    Emma Hanley
    5 Jun 2015 | 9:06 am
    Who we are: Founded in 1996 and originally focused on email marketing services, Newsweaver has continually developed its communications software offering and has evolved to become a leading vendor of sophisticated communication software designed specifically for the needs of internal communicators within large enterprises. Newsweaver is trusted by over 400 blue-chip and FTSE 100 organizations throughout the world, helping many leading institutions inform, engage and inspire their employees. Customers include Aon, Barclays, Comcast, Shell, Vodafone and Zurich. See what our customers say about…
  • Agenda Announced | Newsweaver IC Conference

    Claire Bergin
    27 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    With only a week to go until the Newsweaver IC Conference – have you booked your place? We have put together an exciting program for this year’s Newsweaver IC Conference, one that will educate and inspire attendees and that will see you leaving with strategic tips and actions to implement in your organization. Some of the sessions that you can look forward to are: Stephanie Davies, Laughology CEO We are thrilled to announce that Stephanie Davies from Laughology will be delivering the keynote session at the event. The Laughology approach uses a mix of behavioral and positive psychology…
 
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    Securities & Going Public Lawyers

  • From Congress To The SEC: Get Moving On Crowdfunding

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Going Public Lawyer  The JOBS Act was signed into law in April 2012. As its full name—the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act—suggests, its purpose was to provide new, uncomplicated, and inexpensive ways for small companies to raise money. One of the most important provisions of the bill was to allow such companies to sell equity through crowdfunding efforts. In recent years the... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • Regulation A+ Forms Published- Securities Lawyer 101

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:46 am
    Going Public Lawyer  On June 19, 2015, Regulation A+ became effective.  The new rule imposes certain filing requirements with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Regulation A+ requires certain offering information be reported on Form 1-Z and it imposes ongoing reporting requirements for issuers that conduct Tier 2 offerings.  Form 1-Z requires information about the amount of securities qualified and sold, as... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • A Tale of Corporate Hijackings, and Two Stings: Amogear and CitySide

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    18 Jun 2015 | 4:59 am
    Going Public LawyerIn July of last year, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation brought charges against five individuals whose attempt to manipulate shares of Amogear Inc. was caught in an undercover operation. The defendants, promoters Andrew J. Affa, Michael A. Affa, Mitchell H. Brown, Christopher R. Putnam, and Christopher... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • Amateur Golfer Convicted of Securities Fraud – Going Public Attorney

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    17 Jun 2015 | 10:36 am
    Going Public Lawyer  On June 17, 20-15, a federal jury convicted amateur golfer, Eric McPhail and Douglas Parigian. McPhail was convicted of conspiracy and securities fraud for his role in an insider trading ring that traded on inside information about American Superconductor Corporation. The criminal charges against McPhail arose out of the same fraudulent conduct for which the Securities & Exchange Commission... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • Going Public – Regulation A+ – IPO Alternative

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:03 am
    Going Public LawyerRegulation A+ is designed to facilitate smaller companies’ access to capital by providing an alternative to direct public offerings/DPO’s and initial public offerings/IPO’s.  Regulation A+’s new rules provide investors with more investment choices and issuers with more capital raising options during their going public transactions.  Regulation A+ provides a workable alternative to an initial public offering/IPO by allowing companies to raise capital without... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
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    Atlanta Business Radio

  • Cobb County Edition: Denise Wiggins, Entrepreneur and Author

    lenisewilliams
    26 Jun 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Denise Wiggins/ Lip Synk Cosmetics LipSynk Cosmetics was founded in 2014 by Mrs. Denise Wiggins a dynamic woman of God. Mrs. Wiggins has always had a passion for helping others, especially women. Mrs. Wiggins has learned many valuable lessons from being a single mother raising 3 children independently; struggling to make ends meet by working 2-3 jobs; and realizing opportunities missed due to a lack of education. She now, inspiringly shares those lessons in hopes of empowering women from all walks of life to know that whatever situation you may find yourself in, as long as you can dream and…
  • Special Edition: Georgia Society of CPAs

    rhondachale
    19 Jun 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Today’s episode features guests who are members of the Georgia Society of CPAs. Joel Pascaner/Jones and Kolb  Joel L. Pascaner is a tax principal specializing in high net worth individuals, privately held entities, partnerships, S corporations, estates and trusts, not-for-profit organizations, and state and local tax matters. He also has extensive experience representing taxpayers before the IRS as well as numerous other taxing jurisdictions. Joel is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, and The…
  • Cobb County Edition: Simply Charessa of SE Visionary Planning

    lenisewilliams
    12 Jun 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Charessa Sawyer/ SC Visionary Planning Charessa Sawyer is a certified Event producer and CEO of SC Visionary Planning & Production, Personal event Coach, talk show series personality and advocate for Cancer Survivors. As a CEO she develops, coordinates, and consults event productions primarily for charitable organizations. She is the producer and organizer of the “The Table Talk Series” which travels across the United States promoting positive debate and conversation, and highlighting nonprofits and individuals providing great work in their communities. She is a strong…
  • Cobb County Edition: Alexandria Alli of F and W Style and Shanda Cadet of Business, Babies & Beauty

    lenisewilliams
    10 Jun 2015 | 2:54 pm
    Alexandria Alli/ F&W Style  My name is Alexandria Alli and I am the Owner / Designer at F&W Style. I started my passion for fashion at age ten, when I persuaded my mother to let me assist her at her Fashion Design Studio everyday after school. At that young age I learned a lot about design and running a fashion business. At the age of thirteen my family moved from Nigeria to Atlanta, Georgia and I started my modeling career. I modeled for major companies throughout the United States. As my modeling career advanced I fell in love with the beauty and glamour of the industry. I fell in…
  • Cobb County Edition: The Power of Networking w/ Keith Ivey

    lenisewilliams
    5 Jun 2015 | 4:06 pm
        Keith Ivey/Identity Theft Specialist  Keith Ivey provides small business owners with programs that are specifically designed to enhance employee productivity, increase the bottom line and protect the business from all of the legal events of business life. Keith Ivey is also an identity theft specialist and a dynamic speaker. He is a member of several Cobb County business associations and facilitates several networking experiences in Cobb County to help other entrepreneurs to build their business. My Networking Groups 1. Kennesaw Area Business Networking Luncheon (RSVP…
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    ALS Locksmith Blog

  • Lock replacement minus the cowboys

    2 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    I was called by an old customer that had used me before. He had engaged a polish guy to fit a lock and handles to his front door. Shown on the left. I had to remove the handles [they were falling off anyway], the escutcheon or key hole cover [not for this type of lock. And lock itself. I replaced the lock with a Legge 5 lever BS3621:2007 and some premium handles in brass. Ialso replaced the keep for something a little more substantial [the keep belonging to the BS3621 lock]. To find out more about how you can make your home secure with top-quality window and door locks and handles, please…
  • New security door handle fitted

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Supplied and fitted brass secured by design pro secure handles to a composite door. The handles have been designed to be tamper proof.  Offering a high security option to this front door. To find out more about how you can make your home secure with top-quality window and door locks and handles, please visit our A.L.S. Locksmiths’ website [www.als-locksmiths.com]                
  • Most doors in the UK can be broken into in 15 SECONDS

    20 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    What is it all about? The standard euro cylinder lock which secures the vast majority of homes in the UK and Ireland have a major weakness, this can allow a burglar to gain quick and quiet access within 15 seconds This weakness has been known by Locksmiths, door manufacturers and the police for many years. A prominent locksmith went public in the newspapers in 2006, as did a West Yorkshire Police Inspector in 2009, due to the rising occurence of burglars using this technique “Lock Snapping” has become the preferred method of attack…
  • A.L.S. Locksmith Clydebank

    6 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    A.L.S. Locksmith Clydebank are experts in lock fitting, changes and UPVC door and window lock repairs. As a family run business we cater for our customers in a fast efficient and trust worthy manner. A.L.S. Locksmith Clydebank will never fit anything you don't need or carry out work that doesn't need to be carried out. A.L.S. Locksmith Clydebank Lock Change service A.L.S. Locksmith can replace you locks at short notice. If you have been burgled, lost your keys or had them stolen or just moved into a new residence we can be at your door on the day of the call to assist you in your lock…
  • New doors and windows a warning

    2 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    So you've found a company to replace your windows and doors. The price is great, so affordable and you like the way they look in the brochure. Time now to sit back and let the proffessionals take over. Nothing to worry about - right? Wrong Finding a company to replace your windows and doors is by no means a straight forward approach. There's the hard sell that spme companies will use like starting off with a very high price and then taking off 50%. This is just a sales ploy to grab your attention and bait you into buying. There's the companies that will say free quotes, 12 month to think it…
 
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    Get Started | RSS Feed

  • Branding and Authority: The Keys to Online Business Success

    Mike Johnson
    8 Jun 2015 | 12:17 pm
    One of the biggest hurdles new businesses face is understanding branding, name recognition, authority, etc.; and the power and leverage it brings to your business and its profits. Since we all have to start our businesses “cold”, it can be a significant challenge to build this into your business.   A few ways to build […] The post Branding and Authority: The Keys to Online Business Success appeared first on Get Started.
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    Binary Option Evolution

  • Ferrari IPO may exceed $11B

    Jadtecnic
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:18 pm
    Ferrari IPO may exceed $11B Option Trading Partners  IPO News  – Sergio Marchionne, chief executive officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (NYSE:FCAU), expects the company’s Ferrari unit to be valued “at least” at €10B ($11B) in an initial public offering scheduled for 2015. Last year, the automaker announced plans to sell 10% of Ferrari and distribute its remaining 80% stake to Fiat Chrysler investors. Piero Ferrari (the son of founder Enzo Ferrari) plans to keep his 10% holding. Mirroring the multi-national structure of its parent company, Ferrari will likely list…
  • Japanese market drops sharply at open after Greek voters reject bailout

    Jadtecnic
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:07 pm
    Japanese market drops sharply at open after Greek voters reject bailout Option Trading Partners  Market News  –  Japan’s NIkkei 225 dropped more than 300 points, losing more than 1.5% at the start of trading Monday. Sunday night, futures markets pointed to a slide on Wall Street Monday of close to 1.5% in the benchmark Standard & Poor’s 500 index. Many analysts expected a closer contest and a victory by bailout supporters, he said, so “the vote was worse than people expected.” OptionRally Revolutionizes Binary Options and Online Trading with their All New…
  • 4 people found dead in Rock Hill, SC, home; evidence of gunfire at scene

    Jadtecnic
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:54 pm
    4 people found dead in Rock Hill, SC, home; evidence of gunfire at scene Option Trading Partners  Breaking News  – The York County Sheriff’s Office says four people are dead and their is evidence of gunfire in a Rock Hill home. According to York County deputies a shooting investigation is underway at a home on Dunlap Roddey Road in Rock Hill. It is unclear if the victims died from gunshot wounds. Opteck Binary Options Trading Since 2011, Opteck has been providing online trading services to more than 500,000 traders worldwide in a continuous effort to become the #1 binary options…
  • Van Nuys, Los Angeles, motel, neighboring homes evacuated after discovery of possible grenade

    Jadtecnic
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:44 pm
    Van Nuys, Los Angeles, motel, neighboring homes evacuated after discovery of possible grenade Option Trading Partners Breaking News  –  The discovery of what appeared to be a hand grenade set off an evacuation at a Van Nuys motel and neighboring homes Sunday  Ironfx Global Review IronFX is the award-winning Global Leader in Online Trading. With 15 platforms trading over 200 instruments in forex, spot metals and CFDs on US and UK stocks and commodities, IronFX serves retail and institutional customers from over 180 countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
  • China rolls out emergency measures to prevent stock market crash

    Jadtecnic
    5 Jul 2015 | 5:27 pm
    China rolls out emergency measures to prevent stock market crash Option Trading Partners  Market News  –  China’s stock markets face a make-or-break week after officials rolled out an unprecedented series of steps at the weekend to prevent a full-blown stock market crash that would threaten the world’s second-largest economy. The government is anxiously awaiting the market opening on Monday to see if the new measures will halt a 30 percent plunge in the last three weeks, or if panicky investors who borrowed heavily to speculate on stocks will continue to sell. In an…
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    urbsocietymagazine.com

  • Ciara Jumps On Cover of Hype Hair July/August 2015 Issue

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Ciara has been on a roll since the year started appearing in fashion ad campaigns an.d hopping on almost a dozen magazine covers. Ciara looked flawless on Red Carpets this years and now cover the July/August issue of Hype Hair. Inside, also find features on Essence Atkins, Tamar Braxton and Tia Mowry-Housley along with tips The post Ciara Jumps On Cover of Hype Hair July/August 2015 Issue appeared first on .
  • Power Season 2 Episode 2 (Full Video)

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Power Season 2 Episode 2 Tommy gets on board with partner Ghost to expand the drug operation. Tommy also lays out rules about Ghost trusting Tommy’s girlfriend and letting Kanon be a part of the team again. Also Check Out: Power Season 2 Episode 1 (Full Video) Watch Power Episode 2: The post Power Season 2 Episode 2 (Full Video) appeared first on .
  • Power Season 2 Episode 1 (Full Video)

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:59 am
    Power Season 2 is finally here and this season will have tons of drama, backstabbing, lies, and more love affairs than the previous season. The first episode is “Consequences,” on the STARZ network. Kanon sends a hit-woman last season to kill Ghost before he gets out of jail. This season Ghost starts to put the pieces The post Power Season 2 Episode 1 (Full Video) appeared first on .
  • Beyonce To Headline Made In America Festival 2015

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    30 Jun 2015 | 9:27 am
    The Made In America Festival 2015 lineup has arrived. It’s going down on September 5th & 6th on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, PA. This year’s event will be headlined by Beyonce and The Weeknd. Other performers on the bill card include: J. Cole, Future, Big Sean, Action Bronson, Banks, Meek Mill, Fabolous, Earl The post Beyonce To Headline Made In America Festival 2015 appeared first on .
  • Tyrese Feat. Jennifer Hudson “Shame” (Video)

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    30 Jun 2015 | 8:59 am
    Tyrese is getting ready to release his new album called “Black Rose” on July 10. Jennifer Hudson helps on this track from the upcoming project called “Shame”. The singer creates a mini drama about one man’s struggles to balance family, love and his career. Album: Tyrese “Black Rose” available on Amazon Also Check Out: Shots Fired: Singer The post Tyrese Feat. Jennifer Hudson “Shame” (Video) appeared first on .
 
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    ICS Limited

  • Nigeria generates over $100bn annually from outsourcing

    Peter Ishola
    16 Jun 2015 | 1:05 am
    Mr. Peter Akindeju is the head of corporate services, Integrated Corporate Services Limited. He is also the chairman of the organising committee for the upcoming 2015 outsourcing expo. In this interview with JONAH NWOKPOKU, he spoke on the potential of the outsourcing industry in Nigeria, the challenges and how the industry can leverage the expo […]
  • Outsourcing in Nigeria- Where Next for Engagement?

    Peter Ishola
    1 Jun 2015 | 12:55 am
    Nigeria is at the precipice of a historic new dawn. With the successful conclusion of the 2015 general elections, Nigeria has a unique opportunity to achieve her full potential and that is probably evident now more than ever before in our history. This is therefore a good time to strategize and align corporate strategy to […]
  • 5 Essential Characteristics Every Customer Care Must Have

    Olayinka Olaniyan
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:50 am
    “We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better” – Jeff Bezos, CEO.   Successful brands are built partly because they have a good product but majorly because they understood the […]
  • Common Fraud Risk Factors You Should Actually Worry About

    Olatunde Clay
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:54 am
    Do you know that over $60b was lost due to e-fraud in Nigeria banks alone in 2014? Fraud is a type of criminal activity, defined as ‘abuse of position, or false representation, or prejudicing someone’s rights for personal gain’. Put simply, fraud is an act of deception intended for personal gain or to cause a […]
  • Inhouse vs Outsourced- Which Is Better For Your Business

    Peter Ishola
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:44 pm
    Outsourcing is a global practice that is currently gaining wide acceptance among lot of businesses. But the decision to either outsource a service or not can leave most people confused. When should a service be outsourced? What services can be outsourced? Is there a definite advantage outsourcing can add to a business apart from cost […]
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    Business Common Sense

  • Long Weekend Recharging

    Karina Mikhli
    3 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Happy Independence Day and holiday weekend to all. I'll be taking this opportunity to do some more reading, recharging, and thinking and will be back on Monday with my usual type of posts. Hope you all get to rest and recharge as well.
  • Our Brain and First Impressions

    Karina Mikhli
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you're a fan of Pride and Prejudice like me, when you hear "first impressions" you think of how Lizzie and Darcy nearly didn't get together due to false first impressions. Apparently this is the norm, not the exception, since our brain is lazy. As Heidi Grant Halvorson explains in her book No One Understands You and What to Do About It, our brain's default is to take shortcuts and jump to conclusions based on circumstantial clues. This gets worst when we're distracted, and once we've made that first impression, it's hard for us to admit we're wrong. We'll go so far as to ignore…
  • Efficiency vs Effectiveness

    Karina Mikhli
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    I started reading Keith Ferrazzi's Who's Got Your Back. I had read his book Never Eat Alone years ago and enjoyed it, so decided to pick up this one.I haven't gotten very far, but Keith made a comment that stopped me cold: In the information age, success is less about efficiency than effectiveness—that is, the ability to get the right things done, rather than just the ability to do the things right. (page 18)This explains so much.  There's been a distinctive trend in the "efficiency" and "productivity" books to determine not only how to spend your time more wisely,…
  • Note to Hiring Managers: Stop Punishing the Victims

    Karina Mikhli
    26 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Do you know anyone who's happy at work? I've had two different friends complain in two days that everyone they know is miserable at their job. There's obviously something severely broken here, yet employees are the ones suffering and penalized if they try to leave too soon.For most people, quitting is not an option. Very few of us work for the fun of it and not for the need of it. If you're lucky and you enjoy what you do, count your blessings but if like most people I know you hate your boss/job/company etc, you're stuck there until you find something hopefully better. You'll look or…
  • Good vs. Bad CEOs

    Karina Mikhli
    24 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    Ben Horowitz, in his book The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers, spends a lot of time discussing CEOs. Given that the book is about what he learned as a startup CEO and what he now looks for as a VC, it's practical and well-thought out advice. As per Ben, there are two types of CEOs: those that are good strategically and those that are good functionally. The first kind has no problem with decisions but isn't great at execution; the second one is great at execution but suffers from analysis paralyis. A good CEO needs both skills and has to…
 
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    In Wealth & Health

  • Frozen Snickers Chocolate Bars

    Jessa Nowak
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:11 pm
    Every once in a while, it’s fun to make a sinful dessert. I reserve the right to create delectable treats for special occasions. This past Father’s day, I decided it was time to do something a little different. And so the Frozen Snickers Chocolate Bar recipe was created.  Remember, a healthy, sustainable lifestyle can include any food. ENJOY! Inspiration for these sweet and salty bars came from the recipe developed by Imperial Powdered Sugar found here.    A Great Dessert Varies Texture & Flavor A truly satisfying dessert must have the perfect balance…
  • Prenatal DHA: It’s Just as Important as Your Prenatal Vitamin

    Jessa Nowak
    25 Jun 2015 | 11:46 pm
    This article provides the opportunity to win Nordic Natural’s Prenatal DHA! (Scroll to the bottom for details.) What Every Mom Needs to Know About DHA One of the most important reasons to take a multivitamin early in pregnancy is to ensure adequate intake of folic acid. In 1996, the FDA felt it was so important, that they stepped in and required most grains to be fortified with the vitamin (among others). Now, most breakfast cereals contain the full amount of folate needed in a single serving. (1) Not to undermine the importance of the prenatal vitamin (as it is…
  • How to Cook Chicken Breast Better Than The Rest: A Step By Step Image Tutorial

    Jessa Nowak
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:28 pm
    The Best Way to Cook Chicken Breast There is beauty in simplicity. A perfectly cooked chicken breast can top a good salad and make it great. It can stand alone on the plate, leaving you wanting more. Used as the base of another recipe, better chicken means a better dish. Cooking perfect chicken may seem easy but it’s deceivingly difficult…if you aren’t using the right method.  Chicken breast that is perfectly cooked has a beautiful brown crust, is seasoned perfectly, and has a juicy, tender middle. Can you say all that about your chicken? If not, you may wish to…
  • Creamy Cucumber Onion Salad

    Jessa Nowak
    14 Jun 2015 | 10:53 pm
    This cucumber onion salad brings back many memories of eating at Nana and Papa’s house. With a little alteration, Nana’s classic recipe now has 1/3 of the calories. Make a tradition in your house with this super simple, yet entirely satisfying salad. And you can enjoy it for just 150 calories.   Only having 4 main ingredients, this salad can be whipped up in no time at all. It’s great for weeknights that call for a quick meal, yet scrumptious enough to serve at a party. Thinly sliced cucumbers and white onions play the main roles in this re-done classic. The post Creamy…
  • Ditch the Sippy Cup & Bottle: 3 Real Health Reasons to Follow Through

    Jessa Nowak
    9 Jun 2015 | 10:34 pm
    I never thought twice about kids walking around with bottles, until I had my own. The unfortunate thing about this habit is that it can result in real health consequences. Teaching your baby to drink from an open cup early on will allow for an easy transition when she grows. Unbeknownst to many, due to the strong marketing influence from sippy cup companies, babies don’t need to go through cup “stages” to finally reach the ultimate open cup. Your 6 month old can master drinking from a small baby cup in a matter of days.  Begin as you mean to go. What…
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    Grey Box Creative

  • Why it Pays to Publish Diverse Marketing Materials

    Greybox Admin
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:18 pm
    One of the mistakes you can commit in handling your company’s online marketing efforts is offering just one type of marketing materials to your audience. Expert marketing strategists, however, stress the utmost importance of producing diverse types of content. Here is a list of reasons why it pays to do so: Diversity of content keeps your page from becoming boring. After a while, visitors of your page will very likely get tired of looking at text on your sites, especially if they are not the reader type. You should then be able to spice it up with videos, podcasts, news...The post Why it…
  • Building Your Corporate Identity: The Steps

    Greybox Admin
    14 Jun 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Many business experts have likened the struggles of launching a company to birthing and raising a child: full of pain and challenges, but also of joyful and rewarding moments. Your exciting journey begins with building a corporate identity, which should constitute these basic steps: Know who you are. Any effort to develop a brand should start with a thorough understanding of who you are. What do you want to offer your customers? Who is your target market? What value do you bring to the table? What are your principles, what do you hold dear as a company? Your answers to...The post Building…
  • SPECIAL UPDATE ( 4/21 Google Mobile Update: What your Website Maintenance Team Needs to Know )

    Greybox Admin
    29 May 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Weeks leading up to April 21, website maintenance teams across the globe are in a rush to prepare for the big Google Mobile Algorithm Update. Is your team ready for it, too? April 21, 2015, which has since been referred to as “MobileGeddon,” marks the day the world’s leading search engine updates its search results algorithm to take into account compatibility with mobile devices. Those websites whose content are not configured to show properly on mobile will be ranked poorly, or worse, be removed from the Google results altogether. The update will also cover app content, complementing…
  • Bringing in the Extra in Social Media Marketing

    Greybox Admin
    14 May 2015 | 7:17 pm
    So you’ve successfully created pages on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other social media platforms for your company. Congratulations! However this first step only gets you inside the world of social media marketing. To decisively conquer this new arena, you need to be able to bring in the extra, in the eyes of the general public. Bringing in the extra means going above and beyond the expected routine transactions you have with each of your customers. While this can sound very tedious, a nice touch can in fact be delivered through simple, everyday gestures. Saying thank you all the time.
  • Building Your Online Reputation

    Greybox Admin
    29 Apr 2015 | 7:13 pm
    As the 21st century consumers turn to the Web to find information about products and services, your business should be equipped with the tools for promoting your online reputation. Below is a list of tried-and-tested ways to improve your company’s presence and image across various online platforms. Produce authoritative content regularly. Do you want to rank higher on search engines? Develop a calendar for publishing content on a regular basis, and stick to the schedule. Regularly updated sites tend to enjoy better ranking on Google, and moreso when the content are original pieces. Develop…
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    Echidna

  • Countdown to a Site Launch

    Ranjana Sharma
    1 Jul 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Recently I started thinking about why launching an eCommerce site is so difficult. Even when we plan out every detail, we are still not prepared enough. Things go wrong unexpectedly. Having done more than 25 site launches in my career, I still feel that every site launch has unique challenges. You need nerves of steel and perseverance to plough through some extremely stressful situations. With experience, it gets better. But it never goes as planned. This does not mean we don’t plan. After all, as Benjamin Franklin said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” It’s…
  • Nomophobia: The New Epidemic

    Luke Johnson
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:22 am
    You might be nomophobic. The feeling of being out of contact. The fear of being isolated from the outside world. Disconnected from friends and family, or random people you’ve never even met. If you identify with any of those thoughts, then you might suffer from nomophobia. I was recently self-diagnosed with the condition. On a relatively short roadtrip, my phone was quickly approaching a critical battery level. I didn’t have any specific need for my phone — I was with my brother, we knew our route, and he had his phone in case of an emergency. But still, something inside of me just…
  • Scalable eCommerce with NoSQL Databases

    Echidna Team
    9 Jun 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Scalability is a key consideration for any eCommerce platform. In these Generation-X (or Millennial) days, eCommerce sites are very rich in content. With a wide variety of product offerings leading to millions of products, tons of rich images (not to mention regular text), and millions of geographically distributed shoppers, eCommerce platforms and sites are facing a big challenge of maintaining consistent availability, performance, and throughput across all channels. Existing scenario and problems Major bottleneck and significant factor in eCommerce scalability sites has to do with database…
  • Echidna Releases EDGE for the Mozu Platform

    Echidna Team
    3 Jun 2015 | 1:17 pm
    Echidna, Inc., a full-service eCommerce agency and leading provider of technology solutions, is pleased to announce the addition of EDGE, Echidna’s Express Deployment Platform for Mozu. Inception of EDGE It’s all about the edge – giving our clients the edge they need within the online marketplace. This premier solution fully realizes express deployment for the Mozu commerce platform, allowing business users to no longer worry about the readiness of infrastructure to support their initiatives. They can launch new sites and execute promotions in days and hours, not months.
  • Meet Echidna at IRCE 2015

    Echidna Team
    29 May 2015 | 9:50 am
    Come meet Echidna for a chance to win an Apple Watch! The Echidna team will be at IRCE 2015, and we want to meet you! Swing by Mozu’s booth (#721) to talk to Adam Witbeck, Sara Marino, Michael Braun, and more members of our team. Even better, pre-book a demo of our new eCommerce accelerator platform — EDGE. The first 15 people to qualify for a demo will receive either an Apple TV or a Jawbone Mini Jambox, and one grand prize winner will take home an Apple Watch and iPad Mini 3. The post Meet Echidna at IRCE 2015 appeared first on Echidna.
 
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    Pharmaceuticals Market Research Reports

  • Investigation Report on China Parecoxib Market, 2010-2019

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Description For a long time, opioid has been one of the main drugs for the treatment of moderate and severe pain following surgery. However, as people's knowledge deepens, more and more doctors and patients come to realize that opioid is not really safe. Relevant studies show that opioid alone doesn't work effectively on pain resulting from exercises and that is not conducive to postoperative exercise and recovery. Besides, the use of opioid after surgery can cause such side effects as nausea, vomiting, sedation and uroschesis which are dose-dependent. Parecoxib is a kind o ...Order / Buy a…
  • Investigation Report on China Paroxetine Market, 2010-2019

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Description According to WHO, depression, an affective mental disorder, is quite common with an incidence of 3-5%. Currently, the number of depression patients has exceeded 90 million in China and still keeps increasing. It is expected that by 2020, depression will become the second biggest threat to human health. As a drug of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) type, paroxetine is mainly used for the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and social anxiety and is among one of the three SSRI drugs with certain efficacy (the other two being fluo ...Order / Buy a…
  • Investigation Report on China Glimepiride Market, 2010-2019

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Description According to the statistics of International Diabetes Federation (IDF), in 2013, the prevalence of diabetes among adults aged from 20 to 79 was 8.3% and the number of diabetes patients has reached 382 million in the world, 80% of which come from middle income and low income countries and the figure demonstrates a fast rising trend. It is estimated that by 2035, there will be nearly 592 million people suffering from diabetes in the whole world. The number of diabetes patients in China was estimated to be 98.4 million in 2013, ranking first in the world, followed by Indi ...Order /…
  • Investigation Report on China Adefovir Market, 2010-2019

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Description In Mar. 2015, WHO issued Guidelines for the Prevention, Care and Treatment of Persons with Chronic Hepatitis B Infection, indicating that 2 billion people around the world had or are having HBV infection and that about 240 million people are infected with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV), among which 0.65 million die of hepatitis B-related diseases. Hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg ) rate among people aged below 60 has fallen from 9.75% a decade ago to 7.18% now. However, since China has a large population base, the number of people infected with chronic HBV is calcul ...Order /…
  • Investigation Report on China Nateglinide Market, 2010-2019

    1 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Description According to the statistics of International Diabetes Federation (IDF), in 2013, the prevalence of diabetes among adults aged from 20 to 79 was 8.3% and the number of diabetes patients has reached 382 million in the world, 80% of which come from middle income and low income countries and the figure demonstrates a fast rising trend. It is estimated that by 2035, there will be nearly 592 million people suffering from diabetes in the whole world. The number of diabetes patients in China was estimated to be 98.4 million in 2013, ranking first in the world, followed by Indi ...Order /…
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    Global Call Forwarding Blog

  • Toll Free Phone Numbers: The Answer To Your Business Prayers?

    admin
    8 Jun 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Small business owners benefit from vanity phone numbers, Business toll free options and better customer service Have you ever stayed up late at night, surfing the channels on your television, and become engrossed in a home shopping show? Or is it just me? I was up late last night, not being able to relax enough to catch some sleep, and I became obsessed with home shopping. It was an amazing experience. I have relatives who have masterfully conquered the art of T.V. shopping, but I have never had the interest or desire. So I found myself switching back and forth from a deluxe comforter set…
  • How to Port Your Phone Number(s) to a Call Forwarding Service

    admin
    2 Jun 2015 | 9:54 am
    Changing phone numbers can be quite a hassle. You need to contact a significant number of people and companies who get in touch with you by phone in order to let them know that your number is about to change. Often, some of them won’t get the message or will forget, meaning you need to get in touch with them multiple times in order to get them to start calling the right number. This can tale a lot of valuable time, and depending on who needs to call you, it might have serious implications for your business’s personal finances. Choose a Call Forwarding Service The best way to take…
  • Largest selection of UK Local and Toll Free Numbers

    admin
    1 Jun 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Activate your new UK Toll Free Number in less than 5 minutes. 1. Pick Your Number Choose from any 800, 888, 877, 866 or a UK Local Phone number. 2. Choose Your Plan Plans start at low price points per month. Choose from a wide selection of plans based on how much you actually use. 3. Try it Free You can be set up and running with a free trial. Contact us to learn more. Having an United Kingdom (UK) toll free number is an important part of business growth and development. Expanding your service to areas outside your region opens you up to greater customer numbers and business growth. That is…
  • 1800 Toll Free Number Tricks: Cutting Down Hold Times

    admin
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:08 pm
    Used properly, features like an auto attendant, call forwarding, and call queues get your callers to the right person within your business in the least amount of time. Used poorly, these features can create long hold times and frustrate your callers. This week we’ll cover three ways the features of your virtual phone system can cut down the time between when a caller dials your toll free number and when they reach someone that can help. 1. A “Get-to-the-Point” Auto Attendant Your pre-recorded auto attendant greeting from Global Call Forwarding welcomes your callers and directs them…
  • Local vs Toll Free Phone Numbers for Small Business

    admin
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Making a decision between the right type of virtual phone number and a toll free number that’s right for your local business can be tough. Local Virtual Phone Numbers The main feature (or drawback) of a local virtual phone number is that it betrays the size and scope of your business. To a potential customer, your local number is indistinguishable from a cell phone number until they call and hear your professional virtual phone system. The key is to know how and when that small size appearance is appropriate and beneficial. In many types of business, the appearance of local presence is…
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    Small and Mid-sized Business Reviews

  • How to Compare Merchant Accounts

    SMB Reviews
    2 Jul 2015 | 12:59 pm
    As a merchant or small business owner, one of the things that we should scrutinize deliberately is the credit card processor or merchant service provider that we should choose. Comparing The post How to Compare Merchant Accounts appeared first on Small & Midsized Business Reviews.
  • Tips for Saving Money on Your Merchant Account

    SMB Reviews
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:57 am
    There more many expenses associated with owning and operating a small business. Paying too much money on a merchant account/credit card processing should not be one of them. There are The post Tips for Saving Money on Your Merchant Account appeared first on Small & Midsized Business Reviews.
  • Advice On Choosing The Best Merchant Account Provider

    SMB Reviews
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:55 am
    Finding a merchant account provider can be a hard task to decipher. In today’s world, if a business does not have the ability to accept credit cards or electronic payments, The post Advice On Choosing The Best Merchant Account Provider appeared first on Small & Midsized Business Reviews.
  • How to Develop a Marketing Plan for Your Small Business

    John Casey
    18 Jun 2015 | 8:49 am
    Marketing plays a significant role in the success of your business. You may be having the best products in the whole country but if your customers do not know the The post How to Develop a Marketing Plan for Your Small Business appeared first on Small & Midsized Business Reviews.
  • Interchange Vs Tiered Pricing Structure

    SMB Reviews
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:53 am
    One of the most complicated tasks in running or setting up a retail business is trying to understand merchant account fee structures for accepting credit and debit cards. The methods The post Interchange Vs Tiered Pricing Structure appeared first on Small & Midsized Business Reviews.
 
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    Retail, POS & Inventory Management Systems | Retail Directions

  • The Future in Retail: Unknown and Unknowable

    Leon Gettler
    1 Jul 2015 | 10:36 pm
    A few years ago a well-known strategic thinker stated that any futurologist who back in the early 1990s did not predict the emergence of the internet should seek alternative employment, himself included. Yet, in spite of our inherent inability to foresee the major shifts that invariably occur we keep trying. In the 17th century, the British and the Dutch were fighting over a tiny island Pulau Run, in the far-off reaches of what is now Indonesia. The island was one of the biggest sources of nutmeg, the most precious of the highly prized spices at the time. As a hallucinogen and aphrodisiac,…
  • Poor CHOICE about GST

    Andrew Gorecki
    25 Jun 2015 | 3:50 pm
    On 19 June 2015, retailbiz.com.au reported a claim by CHOICE magazine that shoppers could face a 250%+ price hike on goods purchased online from overseas if the Federal Government closes a highly damaging loophole in the GST system. I have to admit that I was surprised at CHOICE’s position on an issue that clearly undermines the viability of Australia’s retail industry, therefore indirectly damaging the long-term interests of consumers. The article uses emotive statements that at first glance may appear like compelling arguments. But, I’d like to offer an alternate perspective on the…
  • The many faces of retail ‘shrink’

    Justin Cohen
    21 Jun 2015 | 6:58 pm
    The vast majority of people don’t steal, but some do and this small minority finds retailers particularly temping targets – they have money and goods, with relatively easy access to both. “Slick Willie” Sutton, the most prolific bank robber in American history said he targeted banks “because that’s where the money is.” Retailers should never lose sight of this perennial truth. Even more than banks, every retail business, no matter how well run, suffers from asset leakage. In industry jargon this is known as ‘shrink’. The culprits Retailers are exposed to shrinkage on many…
  • Don’t blame the medium

    Justin Cohen
    15 Jun 2015 | 9:27 pm
    In its 1 May 2015 edition, Fortune magazine featured an article by Leena Rao about the perils of email in modern enterprise. Apparently, we now spend one third of our work time managing emails. It was yet another voice targeting emails as a time waster and business efficiency damper, suggesting that we have a serious problem on our hands. The tech world, we’re told, currently pursue a solution. But, like all things, it’s wise not to accept popular opinion as truth without deeper reflection. In my assessment, Leena based her article on the flawed assumption that the content in office…
  • UnFair Work Commission?

    Andrew Gorecki
    3 Jun 2015 | 11:55 pm
    The ‘Fair Work’ Commission recently announced a 2.5% increase to minimum wage, effective from 1 July 2015. This may be old news to you, but the misguided nature of this decision cannot go without comment. The increase creates issues at many levels, some of them strategic, with long-term consequences. Retail Directions provides software and professional services. Everyone in our organisation earns more than minimum wage, so on the surface the ‘Fair Work’ Commission’s decision doesn’t affect us. But, the outcome for our team translates into their current real remuneration becoming…
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    Make Money From Blog

  • HOW TO INCREASE THE PAGERANK OF YOUR WEBSITE

    admin
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:23 pm
    WP promoneyblogger~~PAGERANKThe PageRank (PR) is an algorithm that determines the ‘importance of a paper web and hence its position in the results obtained by the search engines, by assigning a numerical weight that can go from 0 to 10. PageRank is easily attributable to concept of popularity and indicates the pages or sites of importance , depending on the terms searched. A site like www.sitonline.it example has PR of 0, which is not a high value , while Facebook now reaches the maximum . As soon as the site is put online it has a PageRank of 0, which could grow if they are respected…
  • HOW TO GET QUALITY BACKLINKS

    admin
    5 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    WP promoneyblogger~~BACKLINKSA backlink is a hyperlink that points to a specific web page . Backlinks have an important role in the calculation of the popularity of a web page that link popularity , and in particular are among the factors that search engines consider to generate the results of research , known as SERP .To calculate the number of backlinks that lead to your web page are available the appropriate tool for webmasters , called backlink checker . These tools display the list of sites that have links to pages on your site and pagerank of each link. In order to analyze the quality…
  • How to Become a Successful Blogger

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    2 Jul 2015 | 9:04 am
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    Virtual Office London » Blog

  • Improve Working Meetings within your organisation

    Robert Carter
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:23 am
    Improve working meetings in your company The general perception of employees in a company is that a working meeting can be tedious; it will last a long time and will have little effect, since the conversation invariably departs from the main objective. However, you can change your employee’s personal thoughts on the meetings in your...
  • Set personal goals for each employee

    Robert Carter
    1 Jul 2015 | 3:15 am
    Set individual goals for each employee Employee performance directly impacts the results obtained by a company, so if members of your team perform an incredible job, the business progresses; by contrast, if employees perform poorly, the company stagnates. Against this background, it is always difficult to know whether the members of your team who are...
  • What is Business Incubation

    Robert Carter
    25 Jun 2015 | 2:58 am
    Business incubation, a powerful weapon for SME’s Many times, young graduates from different universities no longer find employment (or paid employment). A solution is for them to create their own business and generate wealth in their community. That is the great contribution of business incubation in the context of the national economy. Business incubation is...
  • Study your competition and achieve more

    Robert Carter
    23 Jun 2015 | 5:52 am
    Understand your competition and get results Companies are not isolated agents, but economic entities affiliated to a full stakeholder environment. In this category, they are included alongside other businesses which, based on similar characteristics or diametrically opposite features, seek to keep consumer preference. In general terms, companies will have to beat a series of opponents...
  • Know your online consumer profiles

    Robert Carter
    18 Jun 2015 | 5:09 am
    Online consumer profiles? Statistics of the latest reports conducted in 2014, indicated that the UK has 22 million households (84%) with Internet access, up from 57% in 2006. A huge 76% of all adults (38 million) last year in the country used the internet every day and a similar percentage (74%) made purchases through the...
 
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    Business Reporter

  • Cybersecurity to become core component of UK Computing degrees

    Joanne Frearson
    3 Jul 2015 | 9:17 am
    Universities now have access to the UK’s first higher education cybersecurity learning guidelines for undergraduate degrees to be referenced within BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, accreditation criteria for computing and IT-related degrees. Published by the (ISC)² and the Council of Professors and Head of Computing (CPHC), the guidelines reflect broad consultation with more than 30 universities and industry bodies. Developed in support of the UK government’s National Cybersecurity Strategy, the guidelines define cybersecurity imperatives and learning outcomes affecting the next wave…
  • Firms turning to social media to attract millennial staff

    webeditor
    3 Jul 2015 | 4:24 am
    Nearly nine in ten marketing and HR leaders see brand identity as valuable to attracting new hires and building customer relationships, but only 62 per cent of firms have a formal brand platform combining those values and ethics, according to a report. Similarly, more than half of respondents in the CMO Council’s survey believe brand personality is fully embodied and well-reflected in their workplaces, but only 37 per cent say it is well-defined and universally embraced by their organisation and its staff. The report recognised that firms are looking to social media strategies to…
  • Prince Charles calls for ‘profound changes’ to global economy

    webeditor
    3 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    The Prince of Wales has called for “profound changes” to the global economy to avoid catastrophic climate change, warning that an “unprecedented level of co-operation and integration” would be needed to secure the well-being of the planet. Charles, a passionate environmentalist, said that the “irresistible power of ‘business as usual’ has so far defeated every attempt to ‘rewire’ our economic system in ways that will deliver what we so urgently need”. In a speech at St James’s Palace to business leaders and politicians at an…
  • Security professionals losing faith in in anti-virus and legacy tech

    webeditor
    3 Jul 2015 | 2:49 am
    More than nine in ten information security professionals are concerned about the ability of legacy solutions to detect unknown threats, according to a report. 92 per cent of leaders surveyed by Bromium said they had lost confidence in traditional protection technologies like anti-virus software and whitelisting systems. The human factor was also a prevalent concern, with 62 per cent citing their users as one of the greatest sources of risk to cyber security. More than a quarter were worried about emerging cloud and mobile technologies that reduce IT control, while 29 per cent chose cloud…
  • UK to invest extra cash to tackle Calais crisis

    webeditor
    3 Jul 2015 | 1:40 am
    The UK will invest extra money to tackle the problems caused by migrants at Calais attempting to cross the Channel. Home Secretary Theresa May and her French counterpart Bernard Cazeneuve agreed to increase the joint intervention fund to improve security around the port and the Channel Tunnel. The Home Office would not comment on how much extra money would be committed to the fund. The announcement came as travel chaos continued as a result of the industrial action by French ferry workers. Lorry drivers have been left languishing in miles of queues in Kent as it emerged that the ongoing…
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    Website Design from Lobster Digital Marketing

  • Be careful not to start a price-war on social media!

    Michelle
    5 Jul 2015 | 6:04 am
    wisepricer pricing wars infographic Be careful not to start a price-war on #social media! Small #business owners have to be very careful with their money, and often only have a limited budget to play with. When we are having to compete in a niche with other similar businesses, it can be very tempting to run a sale through social media and actively be seen to be undercutting our main competitors. The only problem with doing this is what happens after your campaign ends. Yes, you may have run your sales campaign successfully, and managed to sell a lot of product or services, albeit at a much…
  • Business Coaching – how this can help you to plan and work through issues!

    Cheryl
    30 Jun 2015 | 2:57 am
    ##Business coaching can help you to overcome barriers you face when growing your business.  Coaching works on the premise that you, as the business owner, have the answers within, but these need to be drawn out, through questioning and exploration. Then achievable objectives need to be set and reviewed and adjusted accordingly. The end goal should remain the same, but you might come across other options and possibilities as you start to action your plan. It’s all part of the learning process of growing yourself and your business! As such, a business coach tends to be focussed on…
  • Gasp! Did you just use the ‘M’ Word?

    Michelle
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:27 am
    Credit: highlyrelevant.com Isn’t it funny how attitudes change over the years. These days of #social media #marketing makes us, as small #business owners, very wary of coming over as marketers who are only interested in pushing our own product or service. You see, after many years of being subjected to shifty salesmen, especially the cliché used car salesman trying to sell us a dodgy second-hand car, the public have become very suspicious of people who are obviously trying to sell us something. Are you a Marketer? Lets be honest. When you introduce yourself to someone new, do you ever…
  • Persuasive Marketing

    Hannah Williams
    24 Jun 2015 | 10:38 am
    When you think about Scotland, some stereotypes spring to mind: haggis, kilts, “FREEDOM” and IRN BRU. The latter, for those of you who don’t know, is a carbonated drink, often known as “Scotland’s other National drink” and is a colour like no other. It’s bright, very bright. I’ve tasted it a few times, and never really thought much of it – it tastes a bit like ginger, and I’m not a huge fan of that. It’s also not a drink I ever think “ooo yes a bit of Bru to quench my thirst”, Coke or water will do me just fine. So…
  • Do you need business mentoring to help you to grow your business?

    Cheryl
    22 Jun 2015 | 1:04 pm
    As a #business owner, whether in a start-up business, or in a more established venture, there are times when you need to talk through worries or concerns, or even brainstorm ideas about the important choices you need to make to sustain and grow your business. Business mentoring is a confidential one-to-one relationship where you can use a more experienced business person as a sounding board and for guidance. Most mentors have business experience at senior levels and mentors are often vetted before being allowed to work with a mentee. There are many sources of help so we’ll explore some of…
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    Excellence in Financial Management

  • Understanding Your Value Proposition

    Matt Evans
    30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Getting your value proposition right and knowing when and how to tweak it is extremely important. Intense competition and change are forcing many companies to re-visit their original value propositions. The best value propositions are those that solve major pain points for lots of people. Start by looking at how your customers spend their time – what frustrations do they encounter?For example, I bought a push mower in an effort to reduce my environmental impact. However, my frustration level went through the roof because push mowers do such a horrible job of cleanly cutting grass. So I…
  • Science Explains Creativity

    Matt Evans
    19 Jun 2015 | 10:30 am
    With so much emphasis on creativity and innovation, it helps if we can all cut directly to the chase – namely what's behind creativity? Thanks to various scientific studies and author Jonah Lehrer, we have great insights into where creativity comes from. In his book, Imagine: How Creativity Works , Lehrer highlights some very important research that explains creativity.For starters, creativity is not one train of thought. It is about how people can switch their thinking from one mode to another. For example, we all get stuck on some problem, struggling to break through and reach a solution.
  • Elevating the HR Function - Part 2 of 2

    Matt Evans
    10 Jun 2015 | 6:08 am
    Part I of this article addressed the issue of elevating the HR Function into a more strategic type function, as opposed to an administrative type function. Part 2 of this article will describe several strategic ideas for moving HR into the strategic function it must become. In Part I, we mentioned the importance of HR as it relates to core competencies. Organization's need to maintain and build their core competencies since this is the source of competitive advantages in the marketplace. Core competencies have a lot to do with recruiting and retaining the best people. Obviously, HR should…
  • Elevating the HR Function - Part 1 of 2

    Matt Evans
    28 May 2015 | 4:23 am
    Organizational capabilities are developed primarily through the development of human resources. Despite the enormous importance of human resources, many organizations treat the HR (Human Resource) Function as just another administrative function with high overhead costs. As a result, the HR Function is often targeted for outsourcing and downsizing; crippling it from its real potential for value-creation within the organization. Instead of viewing HR as a necessary administrative function, it's high time for all organizations to recognize that the real challenge for Human Resource Management…
  • Do You Know Your Vital Few?

    Matt Evans
    20 May 2015 | 6:03 am
    Assessing business health is no different than assessing your own personal health. It resides in a set of key metrics or vital few. For example, if you want to size up your personal health, you look at vital indicators such as blood pressure, glucose number, cholesterol, and pulse rate. You continue to monitor theses on a regular basis and if something goes outside the normal range, you take corrective action. So the question is why aren’t you doing this for your business?A very easy way to develop key business indicators is to follow the four perspectives of the Balanced Scorecard. The…
 
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  • How to do a SWOT Analysis

    Elizabeth Harrin
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:03 am
    A SWOT analysis is a way to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats inherent in your business, project or team. It’s a good way to start a strategy session as it opens up ...
  • 6 Ways to Engage Employees in Disruptive Times

    Elizabeth Harrin
    17 Jun 2015 | 5:33 am
    “Most individuals want to make a difference, especially top technical talent,” said Tim Wasserman from IPS Learning during his presentation at the PMI Global Congress EMEA in London last month. He ...
  • Easy Leadership

    John R. Hill Jr.
    2 Jun 2015 | 4:48 am
    As a leader you want to project your best self and you want to get the best from the interactions you have with others. You don’t want to walk a labyrinth to get from point A to B, but instead you ...
  • 20 ways to advance your business by using mind mapping software

    Chuck Frey
    20 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Mind mapping software provides business executives and top managers with a unique set of visual modeling tools; thus also enabling them to easily manipulate information, knowledge and ideas. Having ...
  • Facilitated visual planning, project implementation, design of new proposals and teamwork

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    20 May 2015 | 1:22 am
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  • 6 Compelling Businesswomen (Infographic)

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    5 Jul 2015 | 6:14 pm
    RichTopia.com - Learn more to earn more Businesswomen now hold 14.2% of the top five leadership positions in Fortune 500 corporations. Even though men still take up the majority of top roles, they are not the only gender compelling. Here are 6 powerful businesswomen … Author: Derin Cag (Founder and CEO at RichTopia) The post 6 Compelling Businesswomen (Infographic) appeared first on RichTopia.com.
  • Prospecting: Sales Professionals Should Be Seemingly “Everywhere”

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    3 Jul 2015 | 9:18 pm
    RichTopia.com - Learn more to earn more The most successful sales professionals tend to work long and hard. A significant chunk of those hours is typically dedicated to networking, prospecting, making phone calls, responding to emails, hosting guests, visiting people who refer/recommend them to clients and developing raving fans who champion their cause. Ever wonder how sales can be increased?   No ... The post Prospecting: Sales Professionals Should Be Seemingly “Everywhere” appeared first on RichTopia.com.
  • What Me, Worry?

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    1 Jul 2015 | 9:10 am
    RichTopia.com - Learn more to earn more The Dow is down 348 points, or 1.9%, as I write this.  This is what the last 5 days looks like on my TDAmeritrade “Think Or Swim” chart:     Ugly, right? Anyone who pays any attention to financial news should have been aware that many pundents were predicing “The Correction” was coming.  Is this ... The post What Me, Worry? appeared first on RichTopia.com.
  • Driving Innovation: Millennials and Military-Style Discipline

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    RichTopia.com - Learn more to earn more How do you define discipline in the corporate context? A harsh sense of order and control? It might surprise you then that the U.S. military defines and practices discipline in a much more broad sense. Dispense with your pre-conceived notions of drill instructors screaming orders at new recruits. The modern American military possesses a far ... The post Driving Innovation: Millennials and Military-Style Discipline appeared first on RichTopia.com.
  • Twyla Garrett: An Amazing Businesswoman Who Overcame Hardship and Gave Back!

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    RichTopia.com - Learn more to earn more Some people have difficult childhoods and never manage to get over it – and some people shine in spite of their troubles. Businesswoman Twyla Garrett falls into the second category. Her story shows that hardships can inspire us to do more than we ever thought we could. Twyla was born in Cleveland, Ohio. As a ... The post Twyla Garrett: An Amazing Businesswoman Who Overcame Hardship and Gave Back! appeared first on RichTopia.com.
 
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  • $500 Sign-on Bonus // Uber Driver Promo Code

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    19 Jun 2015 | 7:18 am
    Uber is currently running multiple promotions to encourage drivers to join the ridesharing app’s army of drivers, and offering cash bonuses of up to $500 just for signing up! If you haven’t yet seen an ad encouraging you to drive for Uber, don’t worry. We have all the information you need to know listed below.  If you are interested, check out the Uber new driver promotion’s details below, as well as the most important piece, the Uber driver promo code.    Exclusive sign-on bonus for new Uber drivers  Use Uber driver promo code: qpl5i Get A Cash Bonus Worth…
  • Get A Safe Ride Home With Lyft

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    18 Jun 2015 | 8:37 am
      How to get a safe ride home with Lyft If you’re planning a wild night out with your friends or a pleasant evening at the restaurant with your partner drinking wine, you should consider a safe ride home using reliable Lyft rideshare service. Before you decide to get behind the wheel after a few drinks keep in mind that the penalties for conviction for Driving Under the Influence of alcohol (DUI) can go up to more than $10,000. Not to mention that you can jeopardize your or someone else’s life. The best way to avoid such penalties or even accidents is to have a Lyft rideshare app…
  • Introducing The Lyft Glowstache

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    18 Jun 2015 | 8:17 am
    The Lyft Glowstache Popular ride sharing company Lyft has decided to refresh their brand by replacing their iconic large, furry, pink mustaches with a fresh distinctive mark – the “Glowstache” also called “Stache 2.0″. Until recently you were able to recognize Lyft cars by giant pink mustaches or small square emblems that were attached on the front grill of their cars. These furry mustaches were a fun way to recognize the brand at first, but with Lyft tapping Virgin America’s Jesse McMillin as chief brand officer, that kind of marking has been left behind. The…
  • Split Lyft Ride Fares With Split Payments

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    18 Jun 2015 | 8:14 am
    How to Split Lyft ride cost with other riders using Split Payments In order to become more competitive in ridesharing industry, Lyft has added one new feature to its app called fare-splitting. It was always possible to share a cost of the ride between friends when paying in cash but until recently Lyft didn’t offer the opportunity to split up the ride cost using their app. Now, if you chose to use Lyft app, you can select “Split Payments” and send invitation to maximum five people from your contacts list to share drive cost. When your friends accept this invitation, the fare will be…
  • Ridesharing Driver Pay Infographic

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    12 Jun 2015 | 8:05 am
     As the transportation industry has experienced the rapid rise of on-demand ridesharing companies like Lyft, Uber and Sidecar, drivers have flocked to the services in hopes of striking it rich.   See also: Apply to Become a Lyft Driver    NerdWallet put together this infographic based on information from SherpaShare, an income and expense tracking service very popular among ridesharing drivers. NerdWallet crunched the trip data and compared them so the average ride fares, and found out exactly how much income it takes for a driver to actually consider it worth driving. They then took…
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