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  • Mirror Mirror on the Wall- Archna Mohan's Story

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    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:35 am
    Archna Mohan, Holistic Lifestyle Coach (based in UK) shares her story of how she changed her own life first and how she is helping her clients change their lives now.The other day I was writing my personal statement and I looked back at my journey in the fitness world.  It has given me so much but at the same time  taught me lot of priceless life lessons too. I do not know how my blog will progress but my gut feeling says that this blog will be one of my best blogs for sure at least in my own eyes.My daughter is 16 now. I decided to work on my beautiful body when she was 2 years…
  • The Future Of Robotics In The Workplace

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    Jason Bates
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    Technological innovation is rapidly changing the face of the workplace as we know it. From the office to the factory to the retail outlet, job-reducing technological advancements are sweeping through the UK at an accelerated rate. The workplaces of a decade ago – with their clunky landline telephones, huge desktop computers and grey filing cabinets … Continued
  • The Stressful Life of PR Professionals

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    William Comcowich
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
      Are you feeling stressed? Public relations routinely ranks in surveys among the most stressful jobs. It’s a competitive field with tight deadlines, high visibility, and interactions with hostile members of the media or public. The topper: Crisis can engulf PR pros at any time. Public relations executive was number six on CareerCast’s list of [...]The post The Stressful Life of PR Professionals appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • Please Link Responsibly: Social Media Guidelines for Alcohol Marketing

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    Jennifer Beese
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Known for game day-stealing marketing campaigns and clever cross-platform advertising, alcohol brands are key content creators on social media. But while these brands appear to have no trouble giving people something to talk about, they face tough regulatory challenges when it comes to alcohol marketing and engagement. The Alcohol Industry and Self-Regulation According to the Federal Trade Commission, the three major alcohol supplier trade associations—the Beer Institute, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) and Wine Institute—have adopted voluntary advertising and…
  • The $1,000,000 drop of solder (what are your big wins?)

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    Greg Miliates
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. John D. Rockefeller created the Standard Oil Company in 1870, eventually building it into the largest oil refiner in the world, and becoming America’s first billionaire. His worth was estimated to be $336 billion in today’s dollars, making him the richest person in history. Clearly, he knew how to create big wins. And you can do exactly the same–even if you’re barely starting out. While at the helm of Standard Oil, Rockefeller was known for his attention to detail and relentless…
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  • The Stressful Life of PR Professionals

    William Comcowich
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
      Are you feeling stressed? Public relations routinely ranks in surveys among the most stressful jobs. It’s a competitive field with tight deadlines, high visibility, and interactions with hostile members of the media or public. The topper: Crisis can engulf PR pros at any time. Public relations executive was number six on CareerCast’s list of [...]The post The Stressful Life of PR Professionals appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • 10 Tips to Build Your Business with a LinkedIn Company Page

    William Comcowich
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    Properly completed LinkedIn company pages can help generate sales leads, boost search engine rankings, attract recruits, and strengthen an organization’s image. In this era of social media engagement, every organization – corporate or non-profit, small or large — must be visible on LinkedIn. According to LinkedIn, half of LinkedIn members are more likely to purchase [...]The post 10 Tips to Build Your Business with a LinkedIn Company Page appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • Law Enforcement Agencies (and Corporate Security) Benefit from Social Media Monitoring

    William Comcowich
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:12 am
      The law enforcement community is increasingly turning to social media monitoring to prevent and investigate crimes. Law enforcement agencies participating in a recent LexisNexis survey said social media monitoring has helped them find evidence, identify and locate suspects, solicit tips, and alert the public about crimes. One law enforcement agency used a tip from [...]The post Law Enforcement Agencies (and Corporate Security) Benefit from Social Media Monitoring appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • Crisis Simulations: New Method to Train Corporate Communications Teams for Social Media Crisis Management

    William Comcowich
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:16 am
    Hospitals and police and fire departments have long conducted disaster drills to prepare for earthquakes, hurricanes, plane or train crashes, and other tragic events. These first-responder organizations have found there’s no better way to prepare for a crisis than realistic simulations. Using simulations to train PR and corporate communications teams for a social media crisis [...]The post Crisis Simulations: New Method to Train Corporate Communications Teams for Social Media Crisis Management appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • PR Strategies: The “Secrets” to Creating Successful Online Videos

    William Comcowich
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:41 am
    The use of online video – sometimes called streaming media — has boomed of late in marketing and social media. Public relations too can take advantage of the many benefits of video. Video will account for 69 percent of all consumer Internet traffic by 2017, according to Cisco. Established social networks like Facebook and Twitter [...]The post PR Strategies: The “Secrets” to Creating Successful Online Videos appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
 
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  • Please Link Responsibly: Social Media Guidelines for Alcohol Marketing

    Jennifer Beese
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Known for game day-stealing marketing campaigns and clever cross-platform advertising, alcohol brands are key content creators on social media. But while these brands appear to have no trouble giving people something to talk about, they face tough regulatory challenges when it comes to alcohol marketing and engagement. The Alcohol Industry and Self-Regulation According to the Federal Trade Commission, the three major alcohol supplier trade associations—the Beer Institute, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) and Wine Institute—have adopted voluntary advertising and…
  • 6 Social Media Pros Discuss Effective Client Relationship Management

    Anna Washenko
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:09 pm
    One thing that can unite any agency professional is a story about a client who may have been a bit, well, misguided. Maybe the client had limited social media experience or wasn’t clear on what results to expect. Or maybe the client’s overarching charge was just “make it go viral!” Handling these requests in a way that strengthens rather than damages the agency-client relationship is paramount to success, and saying “no” requires a tactful approach—one that makes the client feel both heard and happy. To get a better sense of the skills and strategies…
  • Achieving Customer Service Success Through Social Media: A Q&A with Zendesk

    Andrew Caravella
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Customers have the world at their fingertips—and they expect an immediate and accurate response from your brand. When it comes to meeting those needs, what is the best way to empower your team for social success? On April 2, Zendesk, the world’s top customer support software company, will join Sprout Social for a one-hour discussion on the topic of “Trusting Your Support Team with Social Media.” Reserve your spot now to walk away with the latest best practices for integrating your customer service channels in order to have greater impact as a brand. Avi Warner,…
  • Social Media Recruiting: Tips for Finding Talent (and Getting Hired)

    Jim Conti
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
    As the business landscape evolves, social media is becoming increasingly more important to the talent acquisition process. So how exactly should HR leaders go about developing a plan of action for their whole team to adopt when it comes to recruiting online—and how can job candidates make the right impression? At Sprout Social, we believe in taking a holistic approach that guides candidates every step of the way, from the point of first contact to the final decision. Here are a few of our key insights for making that process as effective and as enjoyable as possible for all involved.
  • 8 Creative Social Campaigns & Ideas from Agencies

    Anna Washenko
    21 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    From cereal to celebrities, agencies represent many things for many brands. But it all begins with having a clearly articulated market position of their own. With that in mind, we took a look at eight agencies with meaningful mantras that have guided the way for some killer campaigns and innovative ideas for clients of all shapes and sizes. We hope this list will inspire you to think of social as more than a tactic but as a holistic approach with a strong vision and voice. 1. Vayner Media Markets: Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco Mantra: “Micro-content” Major brands: GE,…
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  • The $1,000,000 drop of solder (what are your big wins?)

    Greg Miliates
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. John D. Rockefeller created the Standard Oil Company in 1870, eventually building it into the largest oil refiner in the world, and becoming America’s first billionaire. His worth was estimated to be $336 billion in today’s dollars, making him the richest person in history. Clearly, he knew how to create big wins. And you can do exactly the same–even if you’re barely starting out. While at the helm of Standard Oil, Rockefeller was known for his attention to detail and relentless…
  • New Year goals: how to get what you really want this time

    Greg Miliates
    2 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. In my last post, I asked you to tell me what your goals are for the new year. A lot of you emailed me, and I noticed most people made a key mistake. I’ll share both the mistake, and part 1 of a 2-part fix today (I’ll share the 2nd part in my next email). Before we even get started though, consider WHY you want to achieve your goals? For example, Richard M. emailed me this: I think we all share that feeling. For me, my dad died when he was 47 (shortly before I graduated from college). As I get…
  • A skyscraper nearly collapsed — what it means for you

    Greg Miliates
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. In June 1978, the engineers who built the Citigroup skyscraper in midtown Manhattan got a call saying their building was at imminent risk of collapse. The call came from a Princeton University student who’d done new engineering calculations as part of her thesis. Those calculations showed the Citigroup building wouldn’t be able to withstand the force of high winds. If correct, the building’s collapse would cause untold deaths and destruction in the heart of New York City. When the…
  • One of my students landed a full month’s salary worth of consulting work (while caring for twins)

    Greg Miliates
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:08 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. It’s Monday. How’s that day job going for you? OK, really fascinating stuff here: When I asked you how having a profitable consulting business would change your life: a FLOOD of responses When I asked how you’d find high-value consulting prospects: less than 10 responses Here’s what’s going on: People love to dream about something aspirational, like what kind of fancy car or vacation they hope to get. Basically dreaming about WHAT they want. But when it comes to HOW to get…
  • How one reader nailed a 50% consulting rate increase (see what he did)

    Greg Miliates
    7 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. I got this email last week. It’s like lots that I get from readers & students who’ve taken action: How much did that technique boost Kieran’s consulting rate? A full 50%. Imagine if you got a 50% raise. And Kieran got it using my FREE material. In the last few emails, we’ve talked about getting clients. But getting clients, like we all know, is just a vehicle to creating the kinds of changes you’ve told me you want in your life: create some income on the side replace your…
 
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  • Mirror Mirror on the Wall- Archna Mohan's Story

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:35 am
    Archna Mohan, Holistic Lifestyle Coach (based in UK) shares her story of how she changed her own life first and how she is helping her clients change their lives now.The other day I was writing my personal statement and I looked back at my journey in the fitness world.  It has given me so much but at the same time  taught me lot of priceless life lessons too. I do not know how my blog will progress but my gut feeling says that this blog will be one of my best blogs for sure at least in my own eyes.My daughter is 16 now. I decided to work on my beautiful body when she was 2 years…
  • Will You Be My Magic Partner ?

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:38 am
    We go through four phases of life viz.a) You can do Magicb) I can do Magic to myselfc) We can do Magic to each otherd) Let's spread the Magic aroundWhere does the magic lie? Who is a "Magic Partner" and how does she / he create magic?Find out in the Full Post on LinkedIn
  • Dr Kousar Ali Shah- A Story of Tough Love

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Dr Kousar Ali Shah- A Story of Healthcare LeadershipMore presentations from Dr Kousar Ali Shah
  • The Villains, the Heroes & the Human Story

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:33 am
    Here are some short stories (and notes). Happy Storytelling.The Villains, the Heroes & the Human Story(A Note for my mass media friends)Humans are ruining the planet, humans are the biggest of villains and the corrupt hoarders, self-destructive villains to be precise who destroy their own habitat, blah blah blah blah.Look at the other side too my mass media friends. Only humans only can discover a life purpose, only humans demonstrate overwhelming will power in spite of soul sapping challenges.....and (out of all this my friends), with sheer grit and determination, only humans emerge as…
  • "Just Breathe, Move, Love" says Holistic Lifestyle Coach Archna Mohan

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    13 Feb 2015 | 2:21 am
    "All You Need (to do) is Breathe, Move, Love"Archna combines the ancient Indian wisdom with modern western techniques to offer holistic lifestyle training and coaching to her clients in UK and other parts of the world. Here is a wonderful conversation, I had with her recently:-Archna Mohan has an interesting story and journey from a very confident girl to a shy, woman who lost confidence in herself and then finally emerged as a super shero and a successful holistic lifestyle coach, with clients across the world.Dr Amit Nagpal- Archna, tell us about your philosophy of Breathe, Move, Love.
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  • From rooster to feather duster: why leaders can't change

    John Rice, Professor of Management at University of New England
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:31 pm
    It can be hard - maybe impossible - to develop a significantly different leadership style. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.comIt’s said that success has many fathers, while failure is an orphan. In the modern world of business, that’s not quite true. Increasingly, when things go wrong, CEOs depart, with failure’s paternity quickly ascribed to the boss in the big office. Is firing the CEO the right thing to do when things go wrong? There is something to be said for this approach. The senior managers of our largest listed firms are well paid - and should be responsible for their…
  • Harper makes case for competition overhaul: experts react

    Bruce Baer Arnold, Assistant Professor, School of Law at University of Canberra
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:10 pm
    Economist Ian Harper has delivered the final report in the most comprehensive review of competition law and policy in more than 20 years. Mark Graham/AAPThe removal of restrictions on retail trading hours, pharmacies and parallel imports, and a controversial “effects test” on existing misuse of market power rules are among the many recommendations contained in the final report of the Competition Policy Review released yesterday. Boosting competition in the health, education and community sectors has been identified as a priority by the panel, which said even small improvements in these…
  • Explainer: what is the competition 'effects test'?

    Alexandra Merrett, Competition Lawyer; Senior Fellow at University of Melbourne
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
    The Harper competition policy review recommendations include changing the way misuse of market power can be prosecuted. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com, CC BYExtensive lobbying by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and some interest groups appears to have brought an “effects test” one step closer, following the recommendations of Ian Harper’s Competition Policy Review panel. But what is an effects test, and what would it mean? All the fuss relates to section 46 of the Competition and Consumer Act: the provision of our competition laws which regulates…
  • Ageing population calls for more reverse mortgages

    Harry Scheule, Associate Professor, Finance, UTS Business School at University of Technology, Sydney
    31 Mar 2015 | 12:09 pm
    The Financial System Inquiry has suggested allowing more Australians to tap the equity in their home would boost the efficiency of Australia's financial system. Image from www.shutterstock.comReverse mortgages are a way to release the equity in a home, which is an important component of wealth for many Australians. Such mortgages have been proposed by the Financial System Inquiry as a way to support the dissipation of wealth by retirees and boost the efficiency of Australia’s financial system. The following chart shows the stark increase in mortgage lending by Australian banks since the…
  • How being a gay man or lesbian impacts on your earning power

    Mark Wooden, Professorial Fellow at University of Melbourne
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:22 pm
    The area of how sexual orientation affects pay rates is under-researched. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.comIn the extensively-studied area of how different demographic groups fare in the labour market, the size of the gender pay gap and its causes has tended to dominate. But another important characteristic of individuals, and one that is the subject of anti-discrimination laws in many countries, including Australia, is sexual orientation. In contrast to the mountain of research on gender pay differentials, there have been very few studies that have attempted to estimate the magnitude…
 
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  • What Would Awesome You Do?

    Daphne Bousquet
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    What would Awesome You do? That is the question I’ll be asking myself the whole month of April and hopefully beyond. You see, I joined the Awesomization Nation. For the next 30 days I am committing to taking three tiny, intentional actions to make my business, my life and the world more awesome. For instance, …Read More The post What Would Awesome You Do? appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • So tell me… Why don’t you hire women speakers?

    Sarah Arrow
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:54 am
    The lovely Rebecca Jones has started a group for Women Who Speak. The group has grown very quickly, and if you are a woman who speaks, I encourage you to join the group and share tips and techniques with the other 200+ women. As a woman in digital marketing, I know how hard it is …Read More The post So tell me… Why don’t you hire women speakers? appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • The importance of blatantly obvious technology

    Alice Elliott
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:31 am
    The Chromecast app on my iPad has stopped working. After we had battled for an unnecessary amount of minutes to get it to work, it became apparent that the recent upgrade of the Chrome app had also made our Chromecast app unusable. How very inconvenient. We had a good film uploaded into Google Play Movies …Read More The post The importance of blatantly obvious technology appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • Of Power & Prejudice – Sinceriously, part VI

    Birdy Diamond
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:33 am
    Everything can be taken too far. Wealth and poverty and all that lie in-between. The hunger for power. For wealth. For Change. I make no pretense that what I do is something for everyone to follow. While I have, on occasion, shown others how to walk the Path I’ve trodden, still, I choose them carefully, …Read More The post Of Power & Prejudice – Sinceriously, part VI appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • Reasons people don’t follow you on Twitter

    Nicky Claydon
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:50 am
    As I found myself despairing over some Twitter tweets I’d seen recently, I thought I would write a post giving a few reasons people don’t follow you on Twitter. Do you have any ‘pet hates’ with regard to Twitter? People often do things on Twitter, with regard to marketing their business, with the complete misconception …Read More The post Reasons people don’t follow you on Twitter appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
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    Theme Park Post

  • Vietnam’s largest FEC reaches maximum capacity in first month

    F Depraetere
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:22 am
    (Attractions News) Vietnam’s largest family entertainment center, Helio Center, opened early February 2015 in Da Nang and has already experienced impressive attendance in their first month of operation. The 157,000 square foot facility, designed by US firm White Hutchinson Leisure and Learning Group, offers guests a variety of activities for all ages in both indoor […]
  • Six Flags CEO Jim Reid-Anderson to deliver keynote address at Asian Attractions Expo 2015

    F Depraetere
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    (Attractions News) Asian Attractions Expo 2015, produced by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), will feature high-caliber learning opportunities and presentations by leaders in the global attractions industry, including Jim Reid-Anderson. Reid-Anderson, chief executive and President of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation—the world’s largest regional theme park company with US$1.1 billion in revenue—will […]
  • TYFFON develops Disney Parks App that transforms users

    F Depraetere
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    (Theme Park News) Japan-based TYFFON has developed a new photo transformation app that allows Disney Parks fans to magically transform into their favorite Disney Parks characters. Available for iPhone and iPod touch, the Show Your Disney Side app lets users pick a Disney Parks character, take a selfie and then tap and swipe to watch their […]
  • Massive indoor theme park in Oman slated to open in 2017

    F Depraetere
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:48 am
    (Theme Park News) The largest indoor theme park in the country of Oman is slated to open in 2017. Called Majarat Oman, the park is a US$120 million project which is expected to attract nearly 3000 visitors per day, promoters announced. THe park, which is being built near the capital city Muscat will carry a […]
  • Ocean Park Hong Kong launches attraction themed to South Australian outback

    F Depraetere
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:44 am
    (Theme Park News) Ocean Park announced the opening of Hong Kong’s first-ever attraction themed on South Australia – “Adventures in Australia”. Guests can visit the new exhibit to encounter animals unique to South Australia, including southern koalas, red-necked wallabies and laughing kookaburras in a setting reminiscent of the South Australia outback. Through Adventures in Australia, […]
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  • 7 Things I Learned Launching a Physical Product

    Andy
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Recently, we changed our homepage ‘tagline’ at Plum Deluxe from “making moments matter” to Home of the Best Monthly Tea Subscription Box. With tea subscribers in 34 states and growing (literally, every time I write the number down, it goes up), it seems like our tea business has exponentially outgrown any other initiative we’ve done before. I’ve had many business questions about it, so I’d like to share some of my biggest lessons learned nearly 9 months into this new (ad)venture. 1. Photography and descriptive positioning are key for products. In a…
  • Talking Podcasts and Pinterest

    Andy
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    I’ve been very busy on the podcast circuit lately – it seems to be one of those things where you do one and then several other opportunities show up. I love podcasts, both as a listener and as a guests – my intention is to launch one over at Plum Deluxe sometime in 2015. These recent interviews have a ton of useful business tips, so I wanted to share links so you can check them out. (Co-working with fellow entrepreneur Kari Chapin, who is launching a podcast of her own soon!) The Startup Sessions with Michael Knouse (talking about building an audience, mindfully) MCNG…
  • How often should you update your web design?

    Andy
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:05 pm
    I recently updated my website theme here – I don’t spend a lot of effort on looks here since most of my web design team is working on Plum Deluxe features – but I do like to keep it fresh here. I also wanted a fresh coat of paint since I re-opened the doors for my business intensives. One of the questions I get asked all the time is, how often should I update my web design? The answer: there isn’t a set timeline. Your business needs and growth should drive website (re)design decisions, nothing else. Here’s an example. With wine. I work a lot with winemakers…
  • Top 5 Note Taking Tips for People Who Are Too Busy to Take Notes

    Andy
    26 May 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Need a content boost for your blog?  My team over at Plum Deluxe has a great summer special for you – check it out here. I suspect a lot of you are like me:  you need to take notes because you’re quite busy and will forget something if it is not written down.  But, you’re really too busy to take notes. Ouch.  I feel your pain. I’ve learned to cope and force myself to take better notes.  Here are my top 5 tips for you to do the same. 1. Do standardize your notes in ONE place.  I used to have several notebooks for different types of meetings, and then my notepad app on my…
  • A Great Example of Customer Bias: The Weather

    Andy
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    FYI: I’m running another mastermind class for Portland, Oregon based businesses – signups end TODAY. RSVP here. Last year I talked a bit about the role of bias in setting up and testing you website. I got emails with questions about this, and it’s an important topic, so I wanted to bring it up again for conversation. Bias is where, as website owners, we fail to consider the perspective and experience of our customers before they arrive to our website. This often presents itself as making incorrect assumptions about our customers. In my recent how to build an audience…
 
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  • Are Your Business Forms in Good Shape?

    Cathy Miller
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Every business has them – business forms for collecting information in all shapes and sizes. Some are paper. Others are electronic. Done right, business forms can be one of your most valuable forms of business communication. Our sixth post of our alphabetic journey through business communication offers tips for ensuring your business forms are in good shape. Business Forms Fulfill You may view business forms as a necessary evil. Or perhaps you don’t give them much thought. But when you think about it, business forms often deliver your customers’ first impressions about your…
  • Eradication Tips for 10 Email Annoyances

    Cathy Miller
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Eradicate email annoyances! Email is often: abused attacked and declared dead Yet for all that email has endured, email endures. Pew Research Center reports six in ten (61%) American workers who use the internet rate email as “very important” for doing their job. Our fifth post of our alphabetic journey through business communication, embraces all that is good about email and eradicates the annoyances. Email Annoyances The following are 10 tips that may erase the annoying from this important form of business communication. The annoyances are separated into two categories – those…
  • Devilishly-Detailed Business Communication

    Cathy Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Devilishly detailed Details, details, details. In our online world, details have become the devil director of doomed business communication. Details get a bad rap. We need details to tell our story Details establish proof Details define our message Business communication without details is a meaningless shell of words. That doesn’t mean we need to share EVERY SINGLE DETAIL. In the fourth post of our alphabetic journey through business communication, you discover the devil is in the details. Learn how to balance devilish details for better business communication. Tweet This Damned if…
  • Surf the 7 Cs of Business Communication

    Cathy Miller
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Cowabunga! Your customers are flooded with business communication. How is your message heard above the roar of wave after wave of words? Learn how to surf the 7 Cs of business communication and customers will cheer your success. In the third post of our alphabetic journey through business communication, you receive a bonus of 7-in-1 with the crafty letter C. See if you can relate. In case you have not noticed, this series is ripe with bad puns. C#1 – Keep it Clear You knew with a tagline like – Keep it simple, clear & uniquely yours – that clearly this would be my first…
  • The Dreaded B Word in Business Communication

    Cathy Miller
    2 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    What B word do you come up with? No, the B word is not what you’re thinking. It is not the descriptive word used for certain female writers Present company excluded, I’m sure The dreaded B word in business communication is ~ BORING Whether you write professionally or only because you’re forced to, boring is not a word you want associated with your writing. In the second post of our alphabetic journey through business communication, let’s explore some tricks for making boring communication disappear. Bore-Buster Tricks Boring business communication is as old as…
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  • Marketing Instinct + Data = Gold Dust In 2015

    Ohad Hecht
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
    Marketing is no longer an art. It’s evolved significantly in the last decade into a scientific discipline based on balancing performance against KPIs and metrics. Where hunches and instincts once ruled decision making practices, e-commerce directors and marketing managers now already have all the data they need to make their next marketing move even smarter. … Continued
  • 5 Things Your E-commerce Store Must Do

    Ian Cowley
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    British shoppers are the keenest online spenders in Europe, with an average of £1,174 per person predicted to be spent across the net on retail sites in 2015 (Centre for Retail Research). That’s a jump of 16 per cent year on year and will push online retail sales to £52 billion in the UK. So, it’s … Continued
  • The Future Of Robotics In The Workplace

    Jason Bates
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    Technological innovation is rapidly changing the face of the workplace as we know it. From the office to the factory to the retail outlet, job-reducing technological advancements are sweeping through the UK at an accelerated rate. The workplaces of a decade ago – with their clunky landline telephones, huge desktop computers and grey filing cabinets … Continued
  • Shadow IT Can Put CIOs Back On The Map

    Ian Aitchison
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:40 am
    Shadow IT is on the rise. Easily accessible cloud tools and an increasing blend of personal technical skills in a business context have empowered tech-savvy employees to seek and source their own tech solutions to become more business-productive. According to a recent survey 93 percent of employees admit to connecting personal mobile devices to corporate … Continued
  • How To Control The BYOD Chaos

    Paul Hennin
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:29 am
    Mobility is continuing to evolve and expand but business transformation is still in its early stages. In many cases employees are now moving faster than IT and personal devices are invading workplace environments. This is only going to increase this year with more employees bringing a higher number of devices into work. Along with laptops, … Continued
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    Hustle Bear - by Judd Weiss

  • Kathmandu, Nepal – January 2015

    Judd Weiss
    12 Mar 2015 | 8:07 pm
    Tweet My photography “hobby” has been picking up lately. Despite all of my public statements that I’m going to tone down this photography obsession and focus more on business, I just can’t help it. I want to do everything at once. When you’re doing something you’re proud of and excited about, it feels like a crime to restrain yourself. And there was just no way I could turn down this trip to Nepal. I didn’t know anything about Nepal except that it’s north of India and that some very different world awaits. I didn’t Google or Wikipedia…
  • How Nathaniel Branden Changed My Life, and Impacted Us All

    Judd Weiss
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Tweet I’m not the only one who’s had some socially awkward teenage years. Mine were pretty depressing. I wore mostly black, I was hostile when I spoke back to everyone, and I had no friends. I don’t blame others, I was pretty uncomfortable to be around. I was a smart kid, but I was way behind everyone else. The most toxic part about it was how self righteous I was. Clearly being a loner meant I was much better than everyone else. This was obviously preferable to associating with all the mindless sheep. But I knew something was wrong because I was always sad. I was stuck in a…
  • Photos: Atlas Shrugged Part 3 “Who Is John Galt” Movie Behind The Scenes – January 2014

    Judd Weiss
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:43 pm
    Tweet It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Atlas Shrugged and the author Ayn Rand. So when I was asked to shoot the Behind The Scenes photos for the 3rd Atlas Shrugged movie, I don’t think I let Scott DeSapio (the Associate Producer) finish his sentence before I jumped all over this. It’s not just that I’m a fan, but the idea of having real production value and professional actors to capture was so exciting. I’ve been extremely prolific, and I’ve moved very fast, but I’m still relatively new to photography. When I picked up a Sony NEX-3 four years…
  • Photos: Ephemerisle – July 2014

    Judd Weiss
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Tweet I haven’t updated this blog in a very long time. But that definitely doesn’t mean nothing has been going on with me. I’ve had so much I wanted to write about, but photography happened, and it’s overwhelming the time I would have spent writing. Check out my albums on Facebook to see what’s been going on there. I’m proud of my prolific work, but…… This is it. This is the best work I’ve ever done. These Ephemerisle photos are my favorite album. And now I’m a little afraid. I almost feel like giving up on photography. I’m not…
  • Photo Shoot: Light

    Judd Weiss
    16 Apr 2013 | 3:29 pm
    Tweet Here’s another nude set I shot with Monique. You’ll quickly notice that I went a little bit further with these than the “Shadows” set with her. Well, I’ve got to get comfortable with my foray into shooting nudes. Slowly ;) These were shot last October, right after our night at the Playboy Mansion Halloween Party. Monique’s outfit was a Diamond in The Rough, which makes an appearance in some of these. Monique and I love this set of photos, and both feel like they should be shared. I love that “Shadows” set with her, but this…
 
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    EpicLaunch

  • Dire Directions: Keep Your Business from Facing Insolvency

    EpicLaunch
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    British businesses have been entering insolvency in record numbers. One surprising reason they seem unable to catch their own decline is that they are simply unable to recognize the warning signs when they come. You base your insights on poor budgets and cash flow plans No business can operate without well-thought-out budgets and cash flow forecasts. Many companies, though, put their plans together with nothing more than gut instinct. Turning instead to business data and other logical methods is likely to be more informative, and offer the warning signs necessary. Your company frequently…
  • What to Look for in a Computer Network

    EpicLaunch
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    A computer network is a telecommunications network that allows systems to exchange data between one another. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know when setting up your network, from connection types, internal systems, and, most importantly, how to protect it. Wired or Wireless? While wireless networking is becoming the standard in offices across the country, wired networking still has its advantages. Going wireless gives you more flexibility regarding where you want to set up your equipment, which is especially important if you have a lot of laptop users in your office. It also gives…
  • How to Create a Successful Online Business

    EpicLaunch
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    E-commerce is the fastest growing retail market in Europe. Sales in the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, The Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Spain are expected to grow from £132.05bn in 2014 to £156.67bn in 2015, marking an 18.4% increase. The UK (£44.97bn) makes up the bulk of online spending, followed by Germany (£36.23bn) and France (£26.38bn). If you’re looking to get in on the action, you’ll need to know how to create a successful online business. Think Different Apple’s famous slogan coined in 1997, “think different,” now symbolises the company’s turn of fortune following…
  • Modernization of medicine

    EpicLaunch
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:03 am
    When we talk about the medicine in the past, we usually have in mind a picture from an old movie. If not that, we think about World Wars or Medieval conflicts. In these situations, doctors and surgeons were working with minimal resources making the best out of the given situation. As the global society progressed, so did the medicine. Countries started investing less in military and more in economy, medicine and other fields that would bring social stability and progress without shedding blood. Human kind became sophisticated, realizing that the protection and sustainability of the human life…
  • No Fail Fixes: 4 Out of the Box Tips for Boosting Business

    EpicLaunch
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:13 am
    You’re in a slump, and you need to get out fast. Here are 4 off the wall ideas that will jumpstart your company and make it easier to exit when the time comes. Getting A Short-Term Loan A short-term loan can provide you with the financing you need for operating expenses, R&D, or pretty much anything else. These bad credit business loans aren’t that difficult to qualify for, either. As long as you’re still making some money, you can probably qualify for a small loan to get you going. Move Your Company’s Money Into Insurance If you’re worried about an exit strategy for your…
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    Citeman Network

  • Delays in hiring: When your dream offer takes ages to reach you !

    Nabomita Mazumdar
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:40 pm
    “I appeared for 4 successive interviews for a job position at a media company. The very next day I was asked to submit my documents which I did within 2 days. Now I was hoping that this would result in them giving out an offer letter as they had mentioned in the mail that would also [...]
  • Hiring for Competencies or Credentials?

    Nabomita Mazumdar
    31 Jan 2015 | 3:59 am
    “We have recruited a guy in our company and found that he edited his Btech marks sheet to fulfil the criteria. Please help what shall we do to him.” The solution in this situation looks straight into our eyes! Firing for forging documents is what we must do. Is there any option to do this [...]
  • Termination on No-Show after Maternity Leave

    Nabomita Mazumdar
    7 Jan 2015 | 2:11 am
    Can you challenge your employer at the Court of law if you were terminated for no-show ? How do you communicate when you don’t turn up at office? Do you document it for a future reference? At what point do you inform your employer, during the no-show or after it ? Not every termination on [...]
  • Re-booting your career after a sabbatical

    Nabomita Mazumdar
    30 Dec 2014 | 5:17 pm
    “I completed MCA in 2009, after that I did some teaching job and tried for public sector jobs. I have suffered from some health related problems and family issues.Till now I am not successful in cracking exams. Now I am thinking to go back to software industry as it is the area where can i [...]
  • Managing office romance when it turns stale

    Nabomita Mazumdar
    30 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am
    “I am working in a manufacturing industry as a Sr. HR Officer. I have recently come across a critical controversial issue where I require your suggestions. Its been very weird to discuss on such a topic but yes I would like to handle in a safe way. There has been a lot of heated discussion [...]
 
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    Joanne Dewberry

  • Build your business in Britain’s top online export markets: PayPal’s top tips

    Joanne Dewberry
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:16 am
    Ambitious small businesses in the UK will already be aware of the sales opportunities that selling to customers overseas can offer. However, taking your first steps into trading across borders can be daunting, especially for business owners who are unfamiliar with their new target market’s shopping habits, customs and holidays. PayPal, which helps businesses sell […] The post Build your business in Britain’s top online export markets: PayPal’s top tips appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Workplace accidents what you need to know.

    Joanne Dewberry
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:22 am
    Once you start employing other people to work with you in your small business there is a lot to think about. One of them being what would happen if there were any accidents. Workplace accidents sadly happen everyday. Tranter Cleere Solicitors have put together a comprehensive guide filled with useful tips and information in a […] The post Workplace accidents what you need to know. appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Q&A Business Travel Questions

    Joanne Dewberry
    17 Mar 2015 | 12:15 am
    The first business trip can be a little daunting, with the responsibilities of representing the brand and speaking for the company falling on your shoulders in a new location after prolonged travel. If you don’t want to ask management for advice, in fear of looking unprepared, here are a few of the most common questions […] The post Q&A Business Travel Questions appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Nurturing a follow on sales relationship

    Joanne Dewberry
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    I’ve talked before about visual merchandising, branding and selling at craft fairs but one thing I’ve not touched on is how to secure repeat sales.  When you sell a piece of handmade wares you must have a plan of how will this person get back to you.  For example a Charlie Moo’s fabric party bag will […] The post Nurturing a follow on sales relationship appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Attending Craft Fairs for the First Time

    Joanne Dewberry
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Well done you! You’ve got your product, business cards and a tablecloth to set up your first display at a craft show. You are taking the plunge and going to sell all your wonderful things – but what kind of craft fair to try first? Local? National? Big? Small? Tea Rooms? If you are just starting […] The post Attending Craft Fairs for the First Time appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
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    SunGard Availability Services UK / Blog

  • Cloud Hangover Costs UK Businesses Over £1bn Every Year

    Sungard Availability Services UK
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    Research from Sungard Availability Services® finds that unexpected costs, integration challenges and increased IT complexity are all contributing to a ‘Cloud Hangover’   London, United Kingdom – Sungard Availability Services® (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today announces research which reveals that businesses are spending over £1bn each year on maintaining cloud services, and hidden costs and teething problems associated with their cloud computing projects. The research questioned 150 senior IT…
  • Cloud Hangover Costs Irish Businesses over €100m Every Year

    Sungard Availability Services UK
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:48 am
    Research from Sungard Availability Services finds that unexpected costs, integration challenges and keeping in line with data compliance are all contributing to a costly ‘Cloud Hangover’ Dublin, Ireland – Sungard Availability Services® (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today announces research which reveals that Irish businesses are spending over €122.5m each year on maintaining cloud series, and hidden costs and teething problems associated with their cloud computing projects. The research questioned 50…
  • So you think you know what RaaS is?

    Daren Howell
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:51 am
    Many in the market see Recovery as a Services (RaaS) as ‘Disaster Recovery in the cloud’. That view is looking increasingly out-dated especially as executives are looking to have the whole business recovered – not just the data and the hardware. “This year, we expect to see independent analysts redefine RaaS as an availability capability that extends to processes and people as well as the technology. After all, it’s only when all three are recovered and available that you can say you have recovered the business.” — Daren Howell, Product Marketing Manager, Sungard AS…
  • 20 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am

    James Ward
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    “I genuinely believe our two companies share some of the same DNA when it comes to our principles of customer service, value, innovation and trust, and know I can depend on Sungard AS to deliver” John Frost, Head of BC, Security and Shrinkage, Marks & Spencer
  • Vetting Vendors For Business Continuity Risk

    Sungard Availability Services UK
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Gone are the days when your BCM plan included contingencies for just your people, workplace, processes and technologies. In today’s interconnected world – vendor risk management and continuity is critical. In fact, an average business consumes four or more SaaS applications and many more traditional IT and non- IT services from vendors and suppliers. John Beattie, Principal Consultant, Sungard Availability Services shares the real deal on getting an accurate assessment of risk and continuity from your vendors. Watch now to hear a spirited guide on how to probe deeper, so you gain…
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    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies

  • [VIDEO] How to Know What Your Audience REALLY Wants and How to Give it To Them.

    Roberto Monaco
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter San Diego, Ca Sunny 73 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.” – Abu Bakr Dear 10X business builder, That is why successful speaking has both, knowledge and action. There are several ways to gather the right knowledge for your speaking gigs. For example, you can You can interview the person in charge of the meeting or speaking opportunity You can do research on the internet about a company or group You can call some of the…
  • How to get your audience to participate

    Roberto Monaco
    5 Feb 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter February 06th, 2015 San Diego, Ca Sunny 73 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear 10X Business Builder, If you want to win the presentation game, you have to set the right frames Please, write this down: your job as an influencer is to manage the energy of the room. If you can’t manage the energy in the room, if you can’t get the audience to “feel” different emotions during your presentation, you will have a hard time moving your audience into action at the end of your talk. Advanced influencers know that…
  • [Video] “7 Ways to Transform Pause into Influence Part 7″

    Roberto Monaco
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:23 am
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter January 26th, 2015 San Diego, Ca Mostly Cloudy 64 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear 10X Business Builder, Imagine this… You are super excited presenting your material to a group of professional adults and all of sudden you hear a couple of people chatting in the back of the room. You pretend not to hear the noise hoping that they will eventually stop, but they don’t. They keep talking. As a matter of fact, the more they talk, the louder they get. Eventually the noise becomes distracting and the…
 
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    Naomi Simson's Blog

  • The future of retail… Why Freckleberry changed its spots?

    Naomi Simson
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:34 pm
    Is the end of bricks and mortar retail approaching? In the most recent episode of TEN’s Shark Tank, John McGrath talked in depth about the rise of online retail versus bricks and mortar. I thought the topic was worth exploring more, because the jury is still out as to what is the most effective business model for retailing. Before RedBalloon was started back in 2001, I looked at all sorts of online business opportunities. One thing I noted was that it needed to be revolutionary. Most things at the time were evolutionary, like Greengrocer.com – a great site, but you could still walk down…
  • Has Shark Tank made pitching the new Aussie national sport?

    Naomi Simson
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:15 am
    Move over Monopoly, Scrabble and Jenga; there’s a new game in town, and I seem to be playing it every day. My guess is the other Sharks are playing it too. Official kick off starts at 7.30pm on Sunday nights in close to a million homes across Australia, but it’s played outside those hours too. Who knows, it could become a new national sport. The game I’m talking about is called ‘Pitch It’. When we started filming Shark Tank, it was hard to imagine how Australia would react to the show. Would they love or loathe it? Would they respond well to Aussie innovation on screen? Would it…
  • Shark Tank Australia Episode Eight on TEN Sunday 29 March 7.30pm

    Naomi Simson
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:38 am
    Here are my notes that I took on set during the shooting of this episode. Italian fast food, an online portal, deodorant – and I don’t know how to categorize the G-Stick – oral hygiene I guess. There were laughs – but plenty of advice and insights. Tommy Sugo – Fast fabulous authentic Italian pasta -  very impressive presentation (including the fantastic arancini balls). With one store in operation, and father in-law a key supplier – the founders had set the business up well. They wanted a franchise engine for national coverage. I felt there was something that…
  • Where it all began…A checklist for Start Up businesses

    Naomi Simson
    24 Mar 2015 | 8:48 pm
    With the wonderful team at Studio 10 – sharing my start up business story “How did you start?” is the question that I get asked most, which is a wonderful question because it also gets me to reflect. I was a guest on Channel Ten’s Studio 10 last week and this is the exactly the question they wanted me to answer – with a bit of a twist: How do you turn your passion into a business? So I share below the 5-minute video where I summarize the key steps I took to start my journey as an entrepreneur. Clearly so much of my journey has been about living what I love. Passion…
  • Why “I didn’t know” is no excuse

    Naomi Simson
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:44 pm
    This article first appeared on LinkedIn in March 2015. I was always getting into trouble as a child and breaking the rules. At the time I knew what I was doing was wrong, but I didn’t think anyone would notice. I was trying to ‘get away with it’. One thing I have found fascinating through my experience on TEN’s Shark Tank, is that some people pitching somehow still think they are in the schoolyard, and that cutting corners is OK. But let me tell you this – there’s no ‘getting away with it’ in business, especially not if you’re asking for investment. If you want to own, run…
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    Dallas TX Business Broker | Whitehurst Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Qualified Buyers

    Bill Whitehurst
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:28 pm
    As a leading business broker, we work with you to find the right buyer when selling your business. We perform key interviews with stakeholders, competitive market analysis, and work with you to determine a key list of qualified buyers. The post Qualified Buyers appeared first on Dallas TX Business Broker | Whitehurst Mergers & Acquisitions.
  • An Extensive Buyer Database

    Bill Whitehurst
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Whitehurst’s extensive buyer database includes over 2,000 high net worth individuals, corporations, and private equity groups. As a leading business broker, we work with you to find the right buyer when selling your business. We perform key interviews with stakeholders, competitive market analysis, and work with you to determine a key list of qualified buyers. The post An Extensive Buyer Database appeared first on Dallas TX Business Broker | Whitehurst Mergers & Acquisitions.
  • Connecting Sellers and Buyers

    Bill Whitehurst
    20 Mar 2015 | 9:09 pm
    Whitehurst Mergers & Acquisitions has been serving the Dallas/Fort Worth area for 20 years, successfully closing more than 110 business sale transactions. The post Connecting Sellers and Buyers appeared first on Dallas TX Business Broker | Whitehurst Mergers & Acquisitions.
  • Delivering the Sale Price

    Bill Whitehurst
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:34 pm
    Whitehurst Mergers & Acquisitions completes a no cost opinion of value for prospective clients to determine the highest justifiable sale price. This value opinion is very accurate and is a good expectation of the amount a seller will receive selling the business. The post Delivering the Sale Price appeared first on Dallas TX Business Broker | Whitehurst Mergers & Acquisitions.
  • Three Things To Consider When Selling a Company in 2015

    Bill Whitehurst
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:28 pm
    1.  SBA Financing is No Longer a “Slam Dunk” Actually, this is not new news for 2015, but it is information that many business owners are not yet familiar with. Pre 2008 saw many businesses that had “hidden” owner’s discretionary cash flow “perks” now might not be candidates for buyers needing SBA financing. In many cases, if the owners cash flow is not clearly shown on the first page of the trailing three years of corporate tax returns as EBITDA (Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) and owners salary, the SBA bank housing the loan for the buyer will…
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    Midas Touch

  • How to Create the Right Company Culture Within Your Organisation

    Fresh Business Thinking
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    By Matt Ayres, Fresh Business Thinking In the early days of your business, you’ll probably be focusing on making ends meet while ensuring that your product or service is bang on point and ready to propel you forward. You’ll likely talk through key decisions with a small group of staff, and your company culture will naturally stem from these early meetings and the working personalities of the individuals involved in them. However, once your workforce grows to the point where you struggle to keep up with everyone’s ideas and ways of working, you’ll want to dedicate some time and effort…
  • How to Recruit Perfect Candidates for Your Business

    Fresh Business Thinking
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:09 am
    By Matt Ayres, Fresh Business Thinking Talented people may be attracted to work for a variety of different reasons. In order to attract the very best applicants in your field, you should ensure that your company’s most unique values are actively promoted, alongside other attractive aspects of company such as culture and opportunities to do great things through work. By doing this, you are giving prospective employees a positive idea of what it is like to work for you. Remember, money isn’t always the primary motive to a candidate. Attracting the best There are some common attributes that…
  • How to be a Leader in a Startup Company

    Fresh Business Thinking
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:48 am
    By Matt Ayres, Fresh Business Thinking Many small companies in their infancy assume that because they’re only comprised of small teams, leadership isn’t a priority. In fact, the opposite is true. Those early months and years of running a business are incredibly challenging, unpredictable and scary – for that reason, your staff need a strong and resolute leader more than ever. A variety of personality traits come together to make a good leader; although different leaders take different approaches, there are a number of common attributes. Think about whether you are encompassing these…
  • How to Choose the Right Energy Supplier for your Startup Business

    Fresh Business Thinking
    9 Mar 2015 | 3:20 am
    By Matt Ayres, Fresh Business Thinking Wherever you run your business from, you’re going to need energy. And we’re not just talking about the caffeine-fuelled early mornings and late nights required to make your business a success – we mean the gas and electricity that keeps your computer powered up, your office illuminated and your workforce warm through winter. Your choice of energy supplier can make a big difference to your bottom line, so it makes sense to do your research and consider a number of factors before committing to an energy supplier. Here are some tips to help you choose…
  • How to Find the Perfect Office for Your Business

    Fresh Business Thinking
    5 Mar 2015 | 4:36 am
    By Matt Ayres, Fresh Business Thinking It can be exciting when a small business grows large enough to warrant leasing an office space to work from. Many entrepreneurs find that having a physical location that’s dedicated solely to their company feels more legitimate than one that’s run from the spare room of the founder’s home; the manifestation of the hard work that has gone into building the company into a successful enterprise. As such, it’s a common mistake to rush starry eyed into the act of finding an office space, without taking the time to decide exactly what the perfect…
 
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    Great Results Teambuilding

  • 9 Spartan Race Lessons on Leadership and Teamwork

    Sean Glaze
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:27 pm
    A few weeks ago I experienced my first Spartan Sprint. The “Sprint” is a 4-5 mile obstacle course race created by Joe De Sena, an entrepreneur and extreme endurance race enthusiast.  In 2012, Outside magazine designated it the “Best Obstacle Race,” and hundreds of thousands of people have participated in Spartan race events around the world. I figured it would be a fun experience for my family and I to share. So on the Saturday morning of the race, my wife and I, along with our three children (ages 16, 14, and 11) hopped in our SUV and made our way to the race site, prepared…
  • “What Impresses a Coach” – A Letter to Athletes on Toughness

    Sean Glaze
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:06 am
    A LETTER TO ATHLETES ON THE IMPORTANCE OF TOUGHNESS:   “Dear Player: I am glad you have worked to build skills, and skills will serve you well when you are on the floor competing against other talented athletes… but it is not skill alone that separates successful achievers from the mediocre masses. The greatest divider of players in basketball, or in business, is toughness. If you were an office manager, it would be nice to have people with terrific skills – but if you had an employee who was very skilled and experienced, but who also whined and complained or was negative or…
  • 4 Steps to Create REAL Impact at Your Next Event

    Sean Glaze
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:25 am
    As a meeting professional, you want to create real impact at your event, but all too often people look back after attending a conference or an annual meeting and, even though they may have had a few nice conversations and taken a few interesting notes, feel like it was all just empty calories? Cake, or potato chips, are great examples of foods that provide empty calories – and like some conferences or meetings you may have attended, they offer very little that is really useful or nourishing. But there IS hope… You CAN ensure that your next company event delivers REAL impact.
  • What Drives Engagement and Motivates Employees?

    Sean Glaze
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:52 am
    As a team leader, it is important to be aware of what drives engagement and motivates your employees and teammates. Most leaders are familiar with the 2013 Gallup poll that suggested “70% of American workers are ‘not engaged’ or ‘actively disengaged’ and are emotionally disconnected from their workplaces and less likely to be productive.” Employee engagement has a tremendous impact on productivity, and there are a number of factors that contribute to your people feeling connected to a compelling common goal and to other people in your organization.    Below is an image,…
  • Top 20 Fun Conference Theme Ideas to Inspire Teamwork

    Sean Glaze
    3 Jan 2015 | 4:45 am
    Are you looking for fun conference theme ideas to inspire teamwork in your organization? If you are planning an annual meeting or event, one of the things you want to decide on early in your planning is a theme that will tie all of your speakers and breakout sessions and activities together under one main message.   Your speakers will appreciate having some direction when planning their comments, and your people will leave with a more clear and consistent message. So, as you begin to plan for your next gathering – whether it is for 20 people or 2,000 – consider using one of these…
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    The Hiring Tips

  • Count the Number of Times She Said…

    Stan Dubin
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:11 am
    The point of this hiring tip is to add up all of the times the applicant said “I” and all of the times he said “we.”        
  • Why Did You Leave Your Job?

    Stan Dubin
    7 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    To whatever extent possible, we want to cut through the rehearsed answer to this question.        
  • “Hire Slow, Fire Fast”

    Stan Dubin
    21 Feb 2015 | 1:01 pm
    You’ve probably heard the classic hiring mantra: “Hire Slow, Fire Fast.” Let’s look at the pros and cons of this.        
  • What Do They Read?

    Stan Dubin
    7 Feb 2015 | 4:23 pm
    You’re interviewing a new applicant and you want to find out about their reading preferences. It could go like this:        
  • How Important Is a Smile?

    Stan Dubin
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:20 pm
    A smile can cut through a room filled with tension; a smile can sometimes blow away a person’s irritation; a smile can even make a person feel safe.        
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    EMA Blog

  • Understanding Borrower Behavior: What the Lending Industry Needs to Do

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:55 am
    Understanding and predicting borrower behavior has always played a major role in the lending business. Despite its clinching role, the mortgage industry, has never had a sophisticated mechanism in place to analyze borrower behavior. This, even after the lesson learnt in 2008, when default rates ruined the country’s economy. Credit score —a tool developed in the 1980s—still happens to be the deciding factor in determining the creditworthiness of an individual, thus leaving the industry at the mercy of a faulty and incomplete method of computation. Why the Methodology is Faulty Today’s…
  • Going Digital Can Help Lenders Deliver a More Customized Experience

    admin
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:05 am
    In the mortgage industry, the one thing that is critical to a lenders business is customization.  As lenders have to build their business around distinct customer segments, customization can transform the borrower-lender relationship into a personalized experience that customers crave for. But what does personalization mean for the lender? It means engaging with the customer in their preferred ways at different touch points. In the traditional form of engagement it would mean the lender visiting the buyer’s home for helping him with the loan process. Surely, it meant making things a lot…
  • MBA’s 101st Annual Convention and Expo 2014

    admin
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    The Mortgage Bankers Association 101st Annual Convention & Expo 2014 is an acclaimed mortgage event where mortgage experts and real estate finance professionals from the world over congregate to address the important issues facing the mortgage industry today. The event offers a wealth of business and networking opportunities to top industry leaders and major performers. Attendees can hear from industry experts on the issues impacting mortgage business and also learn about the latest products which can be leveraged to improve services. In keeping with its practice of engaging dynamic…
  • How Technology has changed the Mortgage Landscape

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    The one thing that a prospective home buyer has been too scared of is the process of procuring loans. It involves going through a maze of complicated and never ending processes, much of which is beyond their knowledge and understanding. At a time, when technology has uncomplicated matters in every walk of life, loan procurement process too has undergone a transformational change. For those who believe things still remain the same, it’s time for a revisit. A string of amazing technological advancements has contributed hugely in simplifying loan processing today. The advent of e-signature,…
  • What QM Means for Lenders

    admin
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:55 am
    Last January, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau set forth new rules and regulations that impact both borrowers and lenders. One part of the statute that is of special interest is the definition of Qualified Mortgages. These would be more difficult for consumers to challenge later on with regard to ability to repay rules. The Basics The new rules place responsibility in the hands of mortgage lenders when it comes to determining that a borrower is indeed able to pay back their loan. According to CFPB director Richard Cordray, 2 million households across the country are still at high risk…
 
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    HBBR

  • Fortescue Metals Group: Great Execution, Bad Timing

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on March 20, 2015By Sarfaraz A. KhanThe iron-ore miners have been struggling due to the slump in the commodity's prices but the industry leaders such as BHP Billion (NYSE:BHP), Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO) and Vale (NYSE:VALE) are in a strong position to weather the slump. However, Fortescue Metals Group (OTCQX:FSUGY), world's fourth biggest iron-ore producer, is caught in the downturn. Unlike other diversified mining companies, the Perth, Australia based Fortescue Metals Group is a pure-play on the sea-borne iron-ore market for China. Fortescue was…
  • Halliburton: The Bottom Might Be In

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on March 19, 2015By Sarfaraz A. Khan The number of drilling rigs across the U.S. continues to decline, which was evident in the latest data released by Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI). The total number of oil and gas rigs in the U.S has fallen to 1,125 for the week ending Friday, down from more than 1,800 a year earlier, after the oil rig count fell for the fourteenth consecutive week to 866 -- its lowest level in approximately four years.However, so far, the low rig count has not made any major impact on U.S. oil production growth due to two…
  • United Technologies: Don't Need No Activist Investor

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on March 18, 2015By Sarfaraz A. KhanGenerally speaking, well established companies - such as Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) - make significant changes to their businesses when they are forced to do so by ornery investors. However, Greg Hayes, the new head of United Technologies (NYSE:UTX), has been shaking up his Hartford, Connecticut based company, even though he is not facing any serious pressure from shareholders.Historically, United Technologies has been one of the most profitable…
  • 2 Factors That Will Damage RPC's Outstanding Track Record

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on March 23, 2015By Sarfaraz A. KhanFew oil and gas service companies can match RPC, Inc's (NYSE:RES) track record in terms of profitability, return on capital and free cash flow yields. However, with the slump in oil prices and pressure from competitors, the company's earnings and margins are set to fall substantially. According to the latest consensus data from Thomson Reuters, RPC's earnings per share could drop by more than 80% while its EBIT margin could shrink by more than 50% to 6.4% in 2015 from last year.The significant decline in oil…
  • Steel Producers: Building Momentum For The Anti-Dumping Trade Case

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:52 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on March 24, 2015By Sarfaraz A. Khan Last year, the U.S. witnessed phenomenal growth in steel imports due to the excess global steel-making capacity and strengthening dollar. The significantly higher steel prices in the U.S. as compared to rest of the world also made this an attractive market for foreign producers. The finished steel imports to U.S. rose 35% in 2014 and took an all-time record level of 28% of the market share, despite tariffs on some of the steel products. With continuing imports, that market share climbed to 32% in…
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  • Facts on Body Fat, Pt. 2

    GuestAuthor
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:23 am
    As discussed earlier fat cells serve a purpose to capture excess lipids from the plasma and liver. Fat cells also serve as repositories for toxins. A group of toxins that are ubiquitous in our environment are endocrine disrupters, including but not limited to estrogen like compounds such as pesticides, polychlorinated hydrocarbons and organochloride pesticides. Fat acting as sink holes to these toxins will turn stress the liver causing the biochemical duties of the liver to become impaired. Fat cells that act as sink holes for toxins and lipids will eventually become insulin resistant causing…
  • Exercise of the Week: Medium Grip Lat Pulldowns

    GuestAuthor
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    Emphasis The primary muscles stressed in this movement are the muscles in your upper back (latissimus dorsi – middle toward the center of the back). The secondary muscles stressed are the shoulders and biceps. Starting Position Using a bar with stirrups in each end, grip the stirrups and extend your arms straight up over your head. Push your chest up and pull your shoulders back. Movement Pull the bar down to chin level (90 degrees) as you push your chest up to the bar. Squeeze your shoulder blades together and downward. Take 2 to 3 seconds to return the bar up to the extended position.
  • Facts on Body Fat, Pt. 1

    GuestAuthor
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:17 am
    The purpose of this article is to understand the types of body fat, energy from fat,  protective mechanism within the body that fat serves, when cellular resistance to fat occurs, how hormones impact fat utilization, the hormones triggering satiety and hunger and how to regain homeostasis specific to energy turnover and fat utilization. When and why do we develop adipose tissue? One viewpoint is fat cells are usually formed in early childhood or at puberty. A child who consumes a large number of calories can actually grow new fat cells (hyperplastic obesity), whereas an adult will keep the…
  • Hitting the Sweet Spot for Diabetic Clients

    GuestAuthor
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    One of the most recent subspecialties emerging within the personal training arena is a certification in Corrective Exercise.  As our population ages, and as these individuals strive to remain active, we are seeing an uptick in gym members with artificial limbs, pronounced curvature of the spine, and even wheelchair-bound. Corrective Exercise trainers are equipped with the knowledge of how to safely and effectively work with such clients, improving their quality of life tremendously. However, there are also a number of clients living with disorders that are not as readily apparent. These…
  • Exercise of the Week: Wide Grip Lat Pulldown (To the Front)

    GuestAuthor
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Emphasis The primary muscles stressed in this movement are the muscles in your upper back (outer latissimus dorsi). The secondary muscles stressed are the biceps and shoulders. Starting Position Grip the bar in the designated position with your arms extended straight up over your head (grip will be determined by the width of your shoulders). Push your chest up and pull your shoulder blades together and keep your shoulders down. Movement Pull the bar down to chin level (90 degrees) as you push your chest up to the bar and squeeze the shoulder blades together and downward. Take 2 to 3 seconds…
 
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  • Spring Clean Your Business with This Easy Resource

    Vanity Numbers
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:05 am
    As business managers and company leaders, you are always looking for new ways to grow your businesses and stay ahead of your competition in a rapidly changing economy. Now is more important than ever to assess your position in the marketplace, take a look at refreshed marketing strategies, and re-evaluate your management protocols. read more
  • 4 Easy Ways a Toll Free Number Boosts Sales

    Vanity Numbers
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:02 am
    Consumer demand in the mobile and social landscapes of the 21st century call for extreme user experiences, and toll free numbers are a marketing strategy proven to increase business calls, generate referrals, and boost sales. read more
  • How a Toll Free Number Helps Tax Preparers

    Vanity Numbers
    13 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    Accountants, tax preparers, and auditors, are you left with empty days in the months leading up to April 15th? If you need a seasonal marketing campaign for a new startup or an expanding small business, there may be some simple, low-cost solutions you can count on during tax season and year around. Equipped with some key component to filling your pre-tax days and months with eager clients, you can easily get the word out to consumers throughout your community and keep them coming back for tax preparation each year. A toll free number can go a long way toward the success of your startup or…
  • Call Intelligence and Toll Free Numbers: Demystified

    Vanity Numbers
    12 Mar 2015 | 3:52 am
    Small businesses which use a toll free number as an incremental tool in their marketing strategy know the benefits of toll free numbers and how they can really work for their businesses. Toll free numbers can boost call volume, brand recognition, and maximize return on marketing investment, just to name a few. But, did you know that toll free numbers also work behind the scenes? Thanks to call intelligence, business owners have the opportunity make more informed decisions. Call intelligence also affects the Internet of Things, or IoT. What is IoT? The Internet of Things or IoT is a huge…
  • Successful Real Estate Firm Looks for "Big" Results with Vanity Number 866-Sell-Now. [Case Study]

    Vanity Numbers
    10 Mar 2015 | 6:23 am
                        Company Name: J.C.W. Properties LLC Contact Name: John Wakefield Location: Michigan read more
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    The Career Secrets

  • Make Money with Writing Jobs

    Hussain
    20 Mar 2015 | 10:26 am
    Make Money with Writing Jobs is the way you can utilize on various online earning models. If you have expertise in content writing, you can apply this on various Elance sites to get handsome amount. Share these Video Tutorials on your social networks to distribute the knowledge.Unlock the content by Liking on Fcaebook, Google Plus or on Twitter
  • Make Money with Facebook Part 1

    Hussain
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    Make Money with Facebook is the best and fastest way to earn from internet. This money making Video Tutorial consists of great tips and tricks to start earning. Now its up to you how you can implement these steps in your make money model. Remember that patience is the key to success in career building and in internet business.  You are most welcome with positive suggestions and tips if I have missed in this video tutorial. Good Luck
  • Make Money with CPM Ads

    Hussain
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:57 am
  • Make Money with Adsense without a Website

    Hussain
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:01 am
    Making Money with Adsense without a website is an interesting way to earn some revenue. In this video we have shared some tips and tricks that enable you to make money online without having a blog or website. I hope you like it and share it with your friends on your social networks. Also share your thoughts in comments portion if you have any new suggestion and new money making strategy.  Make Money with Adsense without a Website by videotutorials4u
  • Make Money with Dailymotion- Intro

    Hussain
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:25 pm
    Make Money with Dailymotion is the simplest way to make huge amount per month by sharing your videos. This is the introductory video of Dailymotion FREE Video Course. Follow Career Secrets and my Dailymotion channel videotutorials4u to get latest videos in your email account. This is just a beginning of video tutorials. I am planning to share advance courses for you guys to make your career building process easy. Share this post with others as well.  Good Luck Make Money with Dailymotion- Intro by videotutorials4uDailymotion is the most popular and fast growing video sharing network and…
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    HBBR

  • Fortescue Metals Group: Great Execution, Bad Timing

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on March 20, 2015By Sarfaraz A. KhanThe iron-ore miners have been struggling due to the slump in the commodity's prices but the industry leaders such as BHP Billion (NYSE:BHP), Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO) and Vale (NYSE:VALE) are in a strong position to weather the slump. However, Fortescue Metals Group (OTCQX:FSUGY), world's fourth biggest iron-ore producer, is caught in the downturn. Unlike other diversified mining companies, the Perth, Australia based Fortescue Metals Group is a pure-play on the sea-borne iron-ore market for China. Fortescue was…
  • Halliburton: The Bottom Might Be In

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on March 19, 2015By Sarfaraz A. Khan The number of drilling rigs across the U.S. continues to decline, which was evident in the latest data released by Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI). The total number of oil and gas rigs in the U.S has fallen to 1,125 for the week ending Friday, down from more than 1,800 a year earlier, after the oil rig count fell for the fourteenth consecutive week to 866 -- its lowest level in approximately four years.However, so far, the low rig count has not made any major impact on U.S. oil production growth due to two…
  • United Technologies: Don't Need No Activist Investor

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on March 18, 2015By Sarfaraz A. KhanGenerally speaking, well established companies - such as Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) - make significant changes to their businesses when they are forced to do so by ornery investors. However, Greg Hayes, the new head of United Technologies (NYSE:UTX), has been shaking up his Hartford, Connecticut based company, even though he is not facing any serious pressure from shareholders.Historically, United Technologies has been one of the most profitable…
  • 2 Factors That Will Damage RPC's Outstanding Track Record

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on March 23, 2015By Sarfaraz A. KhanFew oil and gas service companies can match RPC, Inc's (NYSE:RES) track record in terms of profitability, return on capital and free cash flow yields. However, with the slump in oil prices and pressure from competitors, the company's earnings and margins are set to fall substantially. According to the latest consensus data from Thomson Reuters, RPC's earnings per share could drop by more than 80% while its EBIT margin could shrink by more than 50% to 6.4% in 2015 from last year.The significant decline in oil…
  • Steel Producers: Building Momentum For The Anti-Dumping Trade Case

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:52 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on March 24, 2015By Sarfaraz A. Khan Last year, the U.S. witnessed phenomenal growth in steel imports due to the excess global steel-making capacity and strengthening dollar. The significantly higher steel prices in the U.S. as compared to rest of the world also made this an attractive market for foreign producers. The finished steel imports to U.S. rose 35% in 2014 and took an all-time record level of 28% of the market share, despite tariffs on some of the steel products. With continuing imports, that market share climbed to 32% in…
 
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    Smart Business Revolution

  • 079: Bjork Ostrom | $250K from a Food Blog

    John Corcoran
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Is it possible to make $250,000 from a food blog? It sure is. My guest on the latest episode of the Smart Business Revolution podcast is Bjork Ostrom, one half of the team behind Pinch of Yum – one of the most popular food blogs on the web. Bjork runs Pinch of Yum with his wife Lindsay, a former elementary school teacher.  They also run FoodBloggerPro.com, which teaches aspiring food bloggers how to launch and grow a food blog. They publish all their income reports on their site so I can tell you that their business is set to bring in over a quarter of a million dollars this year. Not too…
  • You Can Get Your Dream Job – Here’s How [video]

    John Corcoran
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:50 am
    Do you ever daydream at work? Have you ever driven away from your work on a Friday afternoon, dreaming about how amazing it would be if you never had to return? … only to slump back to work again on Monday morning, dreading the week ahead? If this sounds like you, then I want to remind you that Ramit’s Dream Job course is closing tonight at 11:59pm PST (affiliate link). I recorded a quick video to share my final thoughts on the course (watch the video then read the story below): Now that you’ve watched the video, let me tell you a story. For the past two weeks, I have shared my best…
  • How to Land Your Dream Job [video]

    John Corcoran
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Scroll down for an exclusive video and bonus offer. Quick question – what do you think of when I say the words “Monday morning”? Do you get a sick feeling in your stomach? Do you dread going to work? Or do you jump out of bed, excited to get to work? If you’re like a lot of people, you hate Monday mornings. You drag yourself out of bed and to a job that doesn’t thrill you because that’s “what you’re supposed to do.” If it was fun, it wouldn’t be called “work,” right? I think that’s absolutely dead wrong. I fundamentally believe you do not have to work in a job…
  • 078: Steve Chou | How to Start a 6-Figure E-Commerce Business

    John Corcoran
    21 Mar 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Do you ever feel “complacent” in your life? Kind of like everything just “blah”? Steve Chou felt that way. Five years ago, he says he and his both felt like they were “going through the motions” in life, without living life with any particular passion. They both had jobs, but Steve’s wife hated hers and she wanted to quit. However, they lived in an expensive suburb of San Francisco and they knew they couldn’t survive on just one income. Then, Steve’s wife got pregnant. They knew they had to act quickly. They decided to start a small niche…
  • From Introvert to Networking Ninja: How to Hack Your Habits and Build Better Relationships

    John Corcoran
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:54 pm
    This is a guest post by Katrina Razavi. It was late at night one night in Silicon Valley when I arrived back at my motel. I had just returned from a networking event earlier in the evening in the San Francisco Bay Area. At the event, I had been standing on the perimeter of a large conference room watching other people talk. I must have looked horribly uncomfortable and out of place. Finally, another entrepreneur spotted how uncomfortable I was, approached me, and engaged me in conversation. I had recently formed a new startup — Marriage.com. The opportunity was exciting but I realized…
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    Project Exponential

  • I quit

    Michelle
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:15 am
    All my life I was told quitting was a big no-no. A character flaw. A deficit. Giving up. Quitting possibly saved my life. It’s been almost two years since I threw everything into the dumpster and came to Nepal. Don’t get me wrong, before I stepped onto the plane, I did some major assessment and calibration. I tried switching states, changing jobs, ending a relationship. Nothing worked. I had a relentless void, an absence of satisfaction and enthusiasm I couldn’t put my finger on. There’s a moment that is scary as hell to recognize “This isn’t what I…
  • Teaching people how to think

    Michelle
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:26 am
    I send students home with newspapers and tell them to come ready to discuss one article tomorrow. Newspapers are incredible learning tools; they don’t carry the “uncool” stigma of textbooks, they’re lightweight and can easily fold into bags and purses and pockets. Not only can papers be scribbled upon (great for note-taking and analysis), they have an inviting quality: “Pick me up! Read me! Pass me on!” I know when newspapers are brought home, it isn’t just the student reading it but family and friends as well. I stress 6 Ws in…
  • New York City restaurants

    Michelle
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:21 am
    I receive many emails asking for restaurant recommendations. Client dinners, hidden gatherings, networking events and fun nights out — here’s a list of some of my NYC favorites, in no particular order: Cafe Select – Their secret back room is home to one of Project Exponential’s very first dinner parties. Beauty & Essex – Hidden behind a pawn shop. Go here for an experience. East Village Robotaya – Food + Environment + Entertainment. Sit at the bar. Bacaro – Downstairs candlelit dining rooms are perfect for groups. Tell Kama Michelle sent…
  • “Live a story.”

    Michelle
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:47 am
    I saw this written on a climber’s memorial along the trail to Mount Everest. It haunted me as I walked the ridges leading to Base Camp. Mostly, it got me thinking about the story I was telling. I wasn’t sure if the way I was living was leaving a legacy. I certainly wasn’t convinced I’d be missed. What’s beautiful about stories is they are always changing. Like a river, our lives encounter different obstacles that can reroute our course. If we remain open to possibility, there’s no limit to the chapters to be written. I’m grateful I found the guts to quit, even…
  • On days you don’t feel like showing up

    Michelle
    3 Mar 2015 | 4:53 am
    Nothing is right. You feel poorly. The deadline was missed. Your team isn’t pulling weight. The download is taking too long. He shouted as you walked out of the room. A dish was broken. You’re batting less than average. And now it’s raining. What if you coaxed yourself into believing your “C performance” is OK? That sometimes, being there is enough. Maybe you’re not brilliant, but you’re here. You’re functioning. You’re committed. You’re owning your work: This is you, it’s yours, and you’re not going anywhere. What if I…
 
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    Mission Mode

  • MissionMode Sponsors DRJ Monthly Webinar – Register Today

    MissionMode
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Register today for the April 8th Disaster Recovery Journal Monthly Webinar Series event, “Best-in-Class Crisis Preparation: Maximize Readiness with the Four T’s Approach” sponsored by MissionMode. Jason Zimmerman, MissionMode Vice President of Operations, will provide an in depth look at the inhibitors to business continuity program maturity and what companies can do to improve program effectiveness.  He will share results from MissionMode’s Readiness Survey and experience with MissionMode clients including Gap, Inc., Xcel Energy and others to illustrate how the right…
  • Managing Your Company’s Reputation on Social Media

    MissionMode
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:38 am
    Social media is increasingly becoming a go-to channel for customer service, but there is a serious disconnect between consumer expectations and company norms for responsiveness and issue resolution via social channels. Social media channels are often run by marketing or communications departments in large organizations, which can mean they do not receive the same type of customer service scrutiny as call centers or email-based customer inquiries.  There is a strong argument that social media should be a dedicated team shared between Marketing and Operations in order to maximize effective…
  • BCM Exercises – The Importance of Drills

    Jason Zimmerman
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    It’s a fact; business continuity management programs (BCM) that consistently perform well-planned exercises get better results when dealing with real crisis situations. Practice Makes Perfect Running BCM exercises is a key role for any business continuity program leader. Drafting BCM plans and making sure they work effectively in a crisis are two wildly different things. Plan testing is critical from a number of standpoints: Team Building: Unlike many teams, business continuity teams frequently consist of cross-functional representation including a variety of individuals who do not…
  • MissionMode Benchmarking Survey Spotlights Opportunities

    MissionMode
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    MissionMode launched our Benchmarking Survey in September 2014 to help companies rate themselves on a number of business continuity key success factors and determine their overall Readiness Number.  The Readiness Survey is just one component of our Customer Readiness Commitment aimed at helping our clients improve the maturity of their business continuity programs. Preliminary results are now in — hundreds of organizations have taken our survey and the average readiness index is just 58! Overall Readiness The survey covers a wide variety of BCM program success factors, including:…
  • Learn More About MissionMode at Spring World 2015

    MissionMode
    4 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    Disaster Recovery Journal’s Spring World, the No. 1 conference dedicated to business continuity, is coming up fast.  It’s not too late to register for this year’s event in Orlando, FL March 22-25.  Already registered? Schedule a demonstration to learn how MissionMode can simplify your ability to manage unplanned business interruptions. Plan Your Visit With so many great speakers and valuable educational opportunities, getting the most out of the Spring World event takes some pre-planning. Don’t miss Robert Edson, MissionMode Vice President Global Sales and Marketing, on…
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    strategy+business - All Updates

  • The Ghost of Financial Crises Past

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Economic historian Barry Eichengreen finds telling parallels between the botched responses to the stock market crash of 1929 and the financial crisis of 2008.
  • Getting Off the "Bad Growth" Treadmill

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Many companies get caught in a cycle of chasing opportunities for growth, surging for a time, and then losing their momentum -- and their profitability. That's bad growth. The alternative is good growth, based on a fundamental understanding of how your company creates value for customers. You can build a growth engine -- the kind that yields sustainable growth for years to come, with a line of products and services that all fit together and build on each others' success.
  • Boost Your Innovation Confidence

    29 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Company leaders know they must drive change to stay competitive, but many lack the confidence to know which moves will pay off. To develop the wherewithal to take a successful innovation leap, trust your customer insight, combine it with a deep understanding of what new technologies can deliver, and give people the freedom to fail.
  • Lego's Serious Play

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    The toy company thrives by understanding the deep dynamics of how consumers have fun.
  • Hey, Leaders: Stop Thinking So Much and Just Do It

    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    To reach your true leadership potential, writes INSEAD professor Herminia Ibarra, push yourself outside your comfort zone.
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    Currency News: UK daily forex news

  • Pound Climbs versus Swiss Franc (GBP/CHF) as Upbeat UK Ecostats Emerge

    James Fuller
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    The Pound advanced against a host of other majors, including the Swiss Franc, on Tuesday after upbeat UK ecostats emerged. A UK Consumer Confidence survey rose to 4 in March rather than the expected 2 from February’s 1. It’s expected that sentiment may be shaken in the run-up to the UK general election with many experts suggesting a...
  • Pound Rand (GBP/ZAR) Exchange Rate Edges Higher on UK Data

    David Woodsmith
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    The Pound Sterling to South African Rand exchange rate strengthened by around 0.20% during local trading. After British economic data produced a positive set of results, the Pound strengthened versus many of its most traded currency rivals. The advance has been somewhat sluggish, however, with the forthcoming general...
  • Canadian Dollar (CAD) Exchange Rate Broadly Softer after BOC Comments, Oil Slide

    John Cameron
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Prior to the publication of Canadian growth data, the Canadian Dollar was trending over 0.4% lower against the Pound and 0.5% lower against the US Dollar. The CAD/GBP exchange rate slid to 0.5297 while the CAD/USD exchange rate brushed a low of 0.7835 in response to comments issued by the Bank of Canada (BOC) and another dip in the price of...
  • Pound Sterling to Japanese Yen (GBP/JPY) Exchange Rate Trending within Limited Range on Safe-Haven Demand

    John Cameron
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    The Pound Sterling to Japanese Yen exchange rate was trending within a narrow range on Tuesday. After domestic data produced positive results, the Pound strengthened versus many of its major peers. This is despite ongoing political uncertainties weighing on investor confidence as the general election fast approaches....
  • British Pound Sterling Exchange Rate Forecast Versus Euro, US Dollar, Australian Dollar EUR USD AUD

    John Cameron
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    The POUND STERLING (currency:GBP) has strengthened across the board since the middle part of last week as investors price-in comments in the last four days from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and his Deputy Ben Broadbent. The suggestion from these leading UK policymakers that the next domestic monetary policy move is still very likely...
 
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    The Portfolio Partnership

  • Zero-Based Budgeting – An Old Trick For Today?

    Ian Smith
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:24 pm
    Last week the WSJ highlighted an old technique called zero-based budgeting, first pioneered by Peter Pyhrr, a 35 year old Texas Instruments accountant, around the mid 70s. It’s back in the spotlight again because of 3G Capital Partners’ acquisition of Kraft Foods. 3G own H.J. Heinz and they’ve agreed to buy Kraft continuing the consolidation of the food industry. 3G’s mantra – zero-based budgeting! I’ve always loved this approach and for those 99.6% of companies employing less than 100 people, here is my translated version of a zero-based budgeting approach to…
  • Overcoming Entrepreneurial Doubt

    Ian Smith
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:34 am
    Entrepreneurs are often paralyzed with doubt, with negative thoughts. They have lost belief in themselves. As my friend Jim Bouchard will reveal in his new book, The Sensei Leader.  “Confidence is one of the most attractive characteristics of a leader. Genuine confidence, tempered with humility, will make you an effective person and an effective leader at any level.” So how do entrepreneurs remain focused and confident in the midst of all these negative thoughts? Well the world of psychology may have some answers for all entrepreneurs out there, wrecked with fear. The world of psychology…
  • American Entrepreneurship – Stuff they don’t tell you at Business School

    Ian Smith
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    This blog was posted on LinkedIn last week and received nearly 9000 views, 325 likes and 33 comments. It’s important we understand and share this stuff. There are 27.3 million enterprises in the US. The following breakdown should be understood to give you perspective: 21.4 million are one man bands. 5.3 million employ 19 or less. 526,000 employ 20 or more but less than 100. 109,000 employ more than 100. 141 million Americans are employed by three main buckets of companies: 21 million are employed by 21 million one man bands. 42 million are employed by 5.8 million small companies, who…
  • Acquisition Questions Your Investment Bank Won’t Touch

    Ian Smith
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    Executing an acquisition strategy successfully can deliver tremendous benefits. It offers the ability to quantum leap growth, produce economies of scale, enhance technical capabilities, acquire special people, and capture attractive customers. However acquisitions are also a graveyard of failures with a history of under delivering on shareholder value. Your investment bank may have identified, approached and assisted in closing the deal of the century but you, the acquirer, must answer a set of post completion, operational questions to ensure the deal delivers shareholder value. The…
  • Sales – The Emotional Anchor Required on Every Deal

    Ian Smith
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Closing a sale has its challenges. Great product knowledge is a must. A deep understanding of your target sectors and prospects including trends, key players, vocabulary, and future prospects, are crucial to closing deals. A world-class sales process that diagnoses the prospect’s world is essential. But you will fail to close deals consistently unless you can find a key ingredient, a secret sauce, a piece of humanity I’m calling the Emotional Anchor. That emotional connection will allow you to drive forward, hand in hand with your prospect to a better life. Serving first and selling…
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    Kathryn Welds | Curated Research and Commentary

  • “Precise” Offers Provide Negotiation Advantage

    kathrynwelds
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Malia F Mason Opening negotiation offers typically “anchor” the discussion and shape settlement values. Many people make opening offers in “round” numbers like $10 instead of “precise” numbers like $9. However, “round number offers” were less powerful than “precise” offers in shaping negotiations during a recent lab study by Columbia’s Malia Mason, Alice J. Lee, Elizabeth A. Wiley, and Daniel Ames. This finding suggests that negotiators can improve their can improve their outcomes by specifying offers more precisely, such as $103. Y Charles Zhang…
  • Women’s Self-Advocacy: Self-Promotion and Violating the “Female Modesty” Norm

    kathrynwelds
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Corinne Moss-Racusin Many women experience anxiety and stress when required to showcase their accomplishments and skills, yet many in the U.S. have repeatedly heard that self-promotion, personal marketing, and “selling yourself” are required to be recognized and rewarded at work. Gender norms about “modesty,” or holding a moderate opinion of one’s accomplishments and skills, lacking pretentiousness, minimizing responsibility for success, and accepting responsibility for failure, all contribute to women’s discomfort in showcasing their accomplishments. Laurie Rudman By contrast,…
  • Ethnic Diversity Reduces “Groupthink,” Economic “Bubbles”

    kathrynwelds
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Despite some progress in raising awareness about implicit bias and stereotypes, most people are less likely to trust recommendations and evaluations from people of different ethnic groups. Sheen Levine However, this bias may reduce the “herd mentality” that characterized recent price “bubbles” in U.S. housing and global financial markets, reported Columbia’s Sheen S. Levine, Evan P. Apfelbaum of MIT, Goethe University’s Mark Bernard, Texas A&M’s Valerie L. Bartelt, Edward J. Zajac of Northwestern, and University of Warwick’s David Stark. They concluded that, “Diversity…
  • Recognizing, Coping with Long-Lasting Emotions

    kathrynwelds
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Philippe Verduyn Most people feel sad longer than they feel ashamed, surprised, irritated or bored because sadness is most often triggered by important events that require time for emotional and cognitive processing, according to University of Leuven’s Philippe Verduyn and Saskia Lavrijsen. Saskia Lavrijssen This finding that emotions triggered by personally-important events are longer-lasting may seen intuitively obvious, but Verduyn and Lavrjsen empirically validated earlier hypotheses suggested by University of Amsterdam’s Joep Sonnemans and Nico Frijda as well as University of…
  • Do “Hot” Emotions Lead to Better Decisions?

    kathrynwelds
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    -*Do people in an agitated emotional state tend to make decisions they later regret? Popular wisdom counsels against making decisions when influenced by “hot emotions” including feeling HALT – Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired, This guidance is based on the assumption that these physical and emotional experiences lead to regrettable decisions, such as relapsing to substance use. Shane Frederick Contradictory theories and research findings compete to explain the process of emotional decision-making. One view, suggested by Princeton’s Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman with Shane…
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    Jeremiah Stanghini

  • Tyler Cowen Convinced Me to Stop Eating Dessert

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:31 am
    It’s been a couple of months since my last post, but with the academic semester waning, I should have a bit more time to get a few things written and posted here in the next month. Several weeks ago, I came across a post from a colleague, Tyler Cowen, who wrote about desserts. From Cowen: Let me stress there are two different propositions: 1. “I don’t like desserts.” 2. “I don’t like desserts (with economist’s hat on).” I meant mainly the latter, although I do also find many desserts overrated. In any case, the sugar and calories “shadow price” of most desserts is…
  • Is “A” Really the Best Option or is it Just that It’s Better Than “B”: List of Biases in Judgment and Decision-Making, Part 18

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:45 am
    The other day, someone was talking to me about my series on biases in judgment and decision-making and it made me realize that I was missing a rather important bias — the contrast effect! I’m not sure how this one slipped through the cracks, but I’m glad to be able to write about it for you today. It’s been almost a year and a half since I wrote something for this series, so let me refresh your memory. Each week, I took a cognitive bias and explained it. I provided an example and then I offered some ways for mitigating that cognitive bias in your own life. So,…
  • What if We Learned That Objects Aren’t Meant to Be Owned?

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:44 am
    Now that I’ve got a little one to look after, I spend a lot of time watching him interact with the world around him. At this point in his life, that means he’s interacting with just about anything he can get his hands on. Sometimes, I wish it were just his toys and then that got me thinking… his toys. What if we taught our young ones that the things they use aren’t actually theirs? What if we taught our young ones that the things they use aren’t meant to be possessed? Part of these thoughts stem from watching other little ones interact with their toys.
  • The Science of Us: Hank Green’s Crash Course in Anatomy and Physiology

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:49 am
    As a professor, it’s probably not surprising that I like to learn. Even though I’ve completed a few degrees, I still try to make time to learn new things — daily. In fact, I’ve even shared these learning experiences. There was the Harvard University’s course on Justice with Professor Michael Sandel (I also went through one of his books chapter by chapter), there was my series on cognitive biases, there was MRUniversity’s course in economics, and before all of that, there was Crash Course. This was probably one of the first video series that I came across…
  • “What’s Your Background:” Cultural Differences Between Canada and the US

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:43 am
    Growing up in the Greater Toronto Area, it was fairly common to meet people of different ethnicities and cultures. As a kid, when you’re first meeting someone — at least when I was growing up — one of the first questions (after learning someone’s name) was probably some iteration of: “What’s Your Background?” Until I moved to mid-Michigan for university after high school, I didn’t realize that asking this question may have been a norm where I grew up and not anywhere else. I still remember when I first asked someone about their…
 
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    Zintro Blog

  • Inquiry Roundup- Food Science

    Zintro
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Food Science And Technology Developing a tasty organic viscus food product in a pouch that both satisfies hunger and delivers much needed nutrients and minerals to your body. We have a base product formulation and need to get a better idea of + ingredient interactions + addition or modification of ingredients + nutritional content analysis+ preservatives + flavoring (taste & consistency) View Inquiry Food Science Looking for a food scientist to consult about a small batch soup business. Want to know about packaging, ingredient sourcing, nutritional facts, refrigeration/storage, and…
  • Senator Ed Markey Introduces Legislation to Repeal Medical Device Tax

    Zintro
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    According to the Boston Globe, “Senator Edward J. Markey, Democrat of Massachusetts, introduced legislation Tuesday to repeal the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices, a two-year-old levy that has been the target of a national industry with a strong presence in the state.” It is the second Senate bill to seek repeal of the tax, which was originally part of the 2010 health care overhaul that took effect in 2013. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah filed a separate bill previously which has 34 co-sponsors. Three bills filed in the House of Representatives would either repeal…
  • Top 50 Time-Tracking Tools for Freelancers

    Zintro
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Nobody understands the value of time better than freelancers. Your time literally is your money, and you need the right tools to track your time to get paid for your valuable work and time. Whether you’re working on a project and getting paid hourly or for a flat project rate, you need to ensure that you are working at maximum profitability. The worst thing you can do is realize you were working for free at the end of a project or at the end of the month. Thankfully, app and software developers (many of them freelancers themselves at one point in time) understand the necessity of…
  • Inquiry Roundup – Pharmacy Industry

    Zintro
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:41 pm
    Compounding Kits I have a need to find a manufacturer for some Pharmacy (in -office compounding kits). The kits will consist of 4 and 3 agents in powdered form that when reconstituted will become a topical pain cream. There are currently similar products on the market but we will be using a different base. Looking for a firm that can help develop the packaging. Assist in filing ANDA. Fill the agents in powdered form into bottles and deliver the products View inquiry Web Base Hospital Information System Greetings, we are looking for a web based windows operating system complete hospital…
  • Inquiry Roundup- Pharma Industry

    Zintro
    13 Mar 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Pharmaceutical Sales And Marketing We are currently conducting a study to understand the Pharmaceutical Sales and Marketing Data Providers Market. Some of the key focus areas of our study are: • Engagement models used by pharma companies with primary data providers • Trends • Price Diversity and Price Drivers • Best practices. View Inquiry Pharmaceutical Acquisition We are looking for acquisition of pharmaceutical company in Germany. Our priority OTC company, below 100 employees,without own factory If interested and knowledgeable, please contact me with a short bio. View Inquiry …
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    Sensei Marketing

  • Does Your Business Need A Personality to Succeed Online?

    Sam Fiorella
    15 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    A new report by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) highlights the importance of Display Rising Stars ads – a collection of six units that include the Billboard, Filmstrip, and Pushdown – “in giving more personality to the brand.” When I first scanned the report, I expected to see statistics about the increase in traffic driven or the number of leads converted by this new crop of digital advertising technologies. Instead, the big data point was that 65% of survey respondents reported that these ad formats increased the awareness or presence of the brand in their minds.
  • Your Business Doesn’t Need A Facebook Page

    Sam Fiorella
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:06 am
    I’ll start this post with the disclaimer that the title may be a little misleading. This article won’t argue that businesses can’t benefit from Facebook pages but it won’t kneel at the altar of Zuckerberg either.  The goal here is to shed some light on misconceptions generated by “social media gurus” about the importance of Facebook pages for business, and why your business probably doesn’t need one.   Social media marketers will extoll the merits of Facebook fan pages because, well, they’re drinking their own Kool Aid. They will share usage statistics such as the average…
  • Your Blog Should Not Require A Topic Generator

    Sam Fiorella
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:55 am
    I started blogging more than ten years ago. During this time, the reason I blogged – and the focus of those blogs – have varied based on my personal experiences and situations. It began with a small blog that shared my personal views on business and morphed into a corporate blog dedicated to starting debates on specific marketing topics such as customer acquisition, customer development, customer experience, and influence marketing. Along the way, I’ve contributed to a variety of other online publications such as 12Most.com, business2community.com, the Huffington Post, and most…
  • Marketing Management, Choosing Leads or Branding

    Don Whitbeck
    9 Feb 2015 | 5:47 pm
    This is part of an occasional series by the principals of Sensei Marketing on the issue of Marketing Management.  Too often marketers are required to make decisions for which the right answer is “it depends.” Factors such as the business environment, the political environment, past sales performance or even internal politics can influence our decision making. Further, marketers are sometimes measured on results after the fact, using different criteria than those used to make the decision in the first place. Consider this case:  As a marketing manager, you have a choice between running…
  • Smartphones and the Numbing of the American Mind

    Sam Fiorella
    5 Feb 2015 | 2:27 am
    Smartphone usage is on the rise. Yeah, I know; no big surprise there. Smartphones have become an appendage that we turn to almost constantly for the time, news, communications, entertainment, and directions.  Here are some staggering stats (according to a study conducted by Tecmark) In an average week, a smart phone user picks up his/her phone more than 1,500 times The average smartphone user uses his/her device for three hours and sixteen minutes each day – or the equivalent of almost one full day a week. Almost four in 10 users admitted feeling lost without their gadgets. Many owners…
 
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    Procurement Bulletin Website

  • The U.S. Lifts Ban on Beef Imports from Ireland

    Vincent Po
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
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  • Lalamove’s Crowdsourcing Logistics Model Expands in Asia

    Vincent Po
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    Image via Flickr by Catherine Lalamove is a logistics company that helps customers transport items from one place to another with the use of a simple app. Customers simply put their needs into Lalamove’s app and then select the local drivers and couriers they want to deliver their items. It brings a whole new dimension to shipping because customers don’t have to go into a post office or use standard shipping methods. There is a standard fee schedule. Talamove’s business model helps customers save money and local drivers to get more business. Many people think…
  • Tesco Makes Changes to Improve Their Value Chain

    Vincent Po
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
    Image via Flickr by Gordon Joly Tesco is one of the largest chain grocery stores in the world. They have thousands of locations in Europe, North America, and Asia. However, they have been suffering profit losses for more than two years. CEO Dave Lewis announced a massive plan to cut costs by closing 43 stores, withdrawing from certain markets, selling some assets, and taking a closer look at Tesco’s supply chain. The 43 stores Tesco plans to close are currently unprofitable. Most are local convenience shops under the name “Tesco Express.” Investors favor the CEO’s…
  • Exploring the German Fracking Moratorium

    Vincent Po
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
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  • Freezing Weather in the U.S. Threatens Crops and Livestock Prices

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    25 Mar 2015 | 9:01 am
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    Project Management Resources

  • 8 Steps from SOW to Project Plan

    Jason
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    It takes a number of documents to manage projects. One of the less user-friendly of these is the Statement of Work (SOW). It’s filled with legalese, definitions and words like aforementioned and hitherto. The following provides some insight into how you can break down an SOW into something a lot more understandable and actionable.Here’s a story: I had just started my new project management position in a brand new company, and was looking forward to getting up to speed on not only the projects I would be managing, but also the technology that supported them. In more mature companies I…
  • How to Schedule a Project

    Jason
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    Watch Jennifer Bridges, PMP, explore the right way to schedule a project’s activities, estimates, dependencies and resources in this short training video.Here’s a shot of the whiteboard for your reference!Video TranscriptionWell, hello, everyone! Today we’re talking about how to schedule a project. Well, the schedule, in essence, is predominantly the project, so it’s very critical and there are certain things I want to tell you about today.So I want to go back and reflect for the project. Kind of get oriented where we are in the project when we talk about the schedule. So, a…
  • 5 Time Saving Project Tips

    Jason
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    In order to save time, you have to change some of ways you do things. We all are prone to habitual behavior. And once you are in the habit of doing something it is difficult to break the cycle and shift to doing something else. Difficult, not impossible.Here are 5 ways you can save time on your projects without sacrificing resources, quality or cost.1. Share KnowledgeKnowledge sharing is one of the fastest ways to build trust and set a culture of transparency on a project team, and a team that has access to information easily can accomplish their work effectively.And knowledge sharing is…
  • Giving Your Project Team Work/Life Balance

    Jason
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    Work/life balance is making sure that you manage to get enough quality personal time with family, friends, and hobbies and still manage to get your work done. How you manage that is generally going to be different for everyone. Some people in our office are morning people. Some prefer to work into the evenings. One woman takes most of the afternoon off and then logs on again once her children have gone to bed – she’ll often be entering her task updates at midnight.Determining whether your office or project are are good fit for institutional practices like distributed teams or open…
  • 7 Tips for Project Schedules

    Jason
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    I am working on two projects at the moment: one has a project schedule with 60 lines and one has over 450 lines. They are both strategically important: one simply has more work involved than the other and it’s more complicated so I have broken the tasks down into smaller chunks so that everyone is clear about what has to happen when.Regardless of how big or how small your project is, using project scheduling software makes it possible to keep all your tasks in order and to incorporate changes as and when they happen. And whether your project is tiny or gigantic, it’s important to bear…
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    Frederick J. Goodall

  • Houston Matters: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News (3/27/15)

    Frederick J. Goodall
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:23 am
      A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of it all. On today’s panel: Houston Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg, parenting blogger Fred Goodall, and University of St. Thomas College Republicans Chairman Vlad Davidiuk. Visit Houston Matters to listen to the discussion. The post Houston Matters: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News (3/27/15) appeared first on Frederick J.
  • Wells Fargo #MyUntold Stories Collection Google+ Hangout On Air

    Frederick J. Goodall
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:17 am
    Join me on Thursday, March 19th at 3:00 PM CST for the Wells Fargo #MyUntold Stories Google+ On Air Hangout. Visit Mocha Dad for details. The post Wells Fargo #MyUntold Stories Collection Google+ Hangout On Air appeared first on Frederick J. Goodall.
  • Houston Matters: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News (2/27/15)

    Frederick J. Goodall
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:37 am
    A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of it all. On today’s panel: Houston Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg, parenting blogger Fred Goodall, and University of St. Thomas College Republicans Chairman Vlad Davidiuk. They consider the good, bad, and ugly of the state’s economic outlook, armored car robberies in Houston, and Fulshear’s creative approach to ensuring safe Craigslist…
  • Speaking Engagement: The Homemaker Mystique – New America

    Frederick J. Goodall
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:52 am
    On Thursday, November 13, 2014, I will join renowned chef, author, TV personality and philanthropist, Cat Cora; Sarah Bowen, Associate Professor, North Carolina State University, and Latifa Lyles, Director, Women’s Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor for a panel discussion about modern homemaking. The event, hosted by New America, will be held at the NPR headquarters building in Washington, D.C. Visit Mocha Dad for details. The post Speaking Engagement: The Homemaker Mystique – New America appeared first on Frederick J. Goodall.
  • Houston’s Top 100 Social Media Power Influencers of 2014

    Frederick J. Goodall
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    This month, Houston’s Top 100 Social Media Power Influencers of 2014 were announced, including Frederick J. Goodall, owner of Goodall Family Media. Goodall is the publisher of the award-winning websites Mocha Dad & Mocha Man Style. “Houston is the fourth largest city in the country and it’s an incredible honor to be listed among this talented group people,” Goodall said. “It’s great so see how social media is influencing business, marketing, and consumer opinions.” This is Goodall’s the second year on this list. Last year he was number…
 
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    Business.com Blog

  • 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…
  • Quote of the Day – February 27, 2015

    Business.com Editorial Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    A company shouldn’t get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn’t last. – Jeff Bezos The post Quote of the Day – February 27, 2015 appeared first on Business.com Blog.
  • Quote of the Day – February 26, 2015

    Business.com Editorial Staff
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Theory is splendid but until put into practice, it is valueless. – James Cash Penney The post Quote of the Day – February 26, 2015 appeared first on Business.com Blog.
  • Quote of the Day – February 25, 2015

    Business.com Editorial Staff
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    I’ve always been in the right place and time. Of course, I steered myself there. – Bob Hope The post Quote of the Day – February 25, 2015 appeared first on Business.com Blog.
  • Quote of the Day – February 24, 2015

    Business.com Editorial Staff
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket. – Elon Musk The post Quote of the Day – February 24, 2015 appeared first on Business.com Blog.
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    ChrisDucker.com

  • Virtual Freedom Turns One!!! Celebrate and Get TWO Cool, Never-Before-Released Freebies!

    chris ducker
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:13 am
    It’s hard to believe, but a whole year ago this week, I launched my first ever traditionally published book, Virtual Freedom. The success it encountered out of the gate was incredible, reaching #1 in four completely separate business categories on Amazon, as well as being just a stones-throw away from hitting the Top 100 of ALL books, clocking in at position 113 overall – all in its first week of launching. Since then the book has continued to do amazingly good sales numbers, with a total of approximately 30,000 copies sold in total (paperback, ebook and audio versions combined)…
  • 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…
  • NBP084 -­ Inventing Greatness and Protecting Yourself in the Process, with Chris Hawker

    chris ducker
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Click here to Subscribe to the ‘New Business Podcast’ via iTunes! One of the most entrepreneurial endeavors anyone can undertake is the invention process. Taking an idea or concept shaping it into an actual product and then putting it on the market tests an entrepreneur like almost nothing else. Here to tell us the right way to do invent and protect our ideas, and offer some valuable suggestions on how to make it through the process without going crazy is Chris Hawker. Chris is the head of Trident Design, a one-stop shop that helps anyone with an idea take that idea from a napkin drawing…
  • 10 Reasons to Love Being an Entrepreneur!

    chris ducker
    9 Feb 2015 | 4:40 pm
    When I realized I’d had enough of working for someone else, it hit me between the eyes – BHAM! I was at 35,000 feet coming back from a month in Miami, where I had been working alongside the last ever person I would call ‘Boss’ (except the wife, obviously!). Deep down he was a nice guy. However, as a boss he was a terrible, micromanaging fiend. To the point where he would receive a copy of every email I received – sometimes even replying as me – ridiculous, right?! After that month with him, I’d simply had enough of the BS. I wrote my resignation…
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina business and technology news

  • Wevorce Expands Into North Carolina

    David Menzies
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:34 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Wevorce, a company that offers an innovative technology platform and five step process to make every divorce amicable, announced today it's expanding its services with new offices in Raleigh as well as a new local certified Wevorce Architect in the area. Joining the Raleigh team is Certified Wevorce Architect Leigh Stallings.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (www.innovativepublicrelations.com), a Research Triangle-based consultancy providing PR and media relations services to help clients achieve their business development and organizational goals.
  • JunkieDog.com, Inc. Reports Positive Revenues in Its First Full Quarter of Sales

    David Menzies
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:31 am
    MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- With its fiscal year beginning on July 1st, JunkieDog.com, Inc. (OTC PINK: JKDG) ("The Company") reports earnings of over $313,000 in its second quarter of business. This is The Company's first full quarter of commercial sales which far exceeded expectations. JunkieDog.com's signature product line is its high-end designer shoes which offers elite brands such as Gucci, Michael Kors, Kate Spade and many others.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (www.innovativepublicrelations.com), a Research Triangle-based consultancy providing PR and media…
  • Supply Chain Solutions Adopts CargoSphere Rate Technology Platform

    David Menzies
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:29 am
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- CargoSphere, the leading, cloud-based global rate management solution and confidential Rate Mesh for the ocean and air transportation and logistics industries, today announces that Supply Chain Solutions (SCS), a leading supply chain management company, has adopted the CargoSphere rate technology platform to systematize rate and contract management and Rate Mesh networking. SCS's primary objective is to transform time-consuming, inefficient manual rate processing practices into one comprehensive, efficient rate system including connecting in real-time with global branch…
  • Qualia Networks Opens Office at Wireless Research Center

    David Menzies
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:23 am
    WAKE FOREST, N.C. -- Qualia Networks, a pioneer in Web of Things technology, products and solutions founded in Raleigh in 2013, has opened an office in the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina in Wake Forest. The Center provides research, development and commercialization expertise in RF and Antenna design, and Pre-FCC certification testing for Qualia Networks' Chariot suite of products. Chariots are state of the art wireless processing engines compatible with Arduino that enable makers and web developers to create the new generation of RESTful apps and services required for the Web of…
  • North Carolina Technology Association’s President Elected Vice Chair of North American Tech Organization

    David Menzies
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:19 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA) announced today that its President, Brooks Raiford, has been elected Vice Chair of the Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) Board of Directors.  In this role, Raiford will help lead the programming and advocacy activities for the organization, which is made up of the technology industry associations across the US and Canada. Raiford has served as the president & CEO of NCTA since 2008.  Under his leadership, the organization has doubled its membership, budget, and staff.  In 2014, Raiford was named…
 
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    Newsfile Corp News Releases

  • Callinan-Hudbay $17 Million Option Agreement Advances WarBaby Claim; Bison Gold Has 10% Back-In Option on WarBaby

    1 Apr 2015 | 6:46 am
    Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - April 1, 2015) - Bison Gold Resources Inc. (TSXV: BGE) ("Bison Gold") announces advancements in the WarBaby claim, of which Bison Gold holds a 10% back-in option through an agreement with Callinan Royalties Corporation ("Callinan"). On November 26, 2014 Callinan entered into an agreement ("Callinan-Hudbay Agreement") with Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Co. Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hudbay Minerals Inc. ("Hudbay") whereby Hudbay would earn a 100% interest in the WarBaby claim through payments of $17 million in cash, advance royalty payments and…
  • Avanti Amends and Finances CMI Acquisition

    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Vancouver, British Columbia,--(Newsfile Corp. - April 1, 2015) - Avanti Energy Inc. (TSXV: AVN)"Avanti" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that it has amended the terms of the purchase and sale agreement ("PSA") with Dove Energy B.V. ("Dove") for the purchase of CMI Energia SpA ("CMI") (the "Acquisition") as announced January 6, 2015. The revised terms have facilitated Avanti's leveraging of the CMI assets to finance the acquisition and to secure a carried interest through the field development permitting.CMI owns a 90% working interest in a natural gas permit covering 35.72 square…
  • Silver Dragon Appoints David Wahl to Its Board of Directors

    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - April 1, 2015) - Silver Dragon Resources Inc. (OTCQB: SDRG) (the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of David G. Wahl, P. Eng., P.Geo., ICD.D to the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Wahl is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines with a degree of "Engineer of Mines" and holds specialists designations in exploration and development. Over his 45 year professional career he has examined mineral properties on six continents and in over 70 countries. Mr. Wahl has held the position of Director and CEO of several public companies.Currently Mr.
  • IIROC Trade Resumption - Erdene Resource Development Corp.

    1 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
    Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - April 1, 2015) - Trading resumes in: Company: Erdene Resource Development Corp. TSX Symbol: ERD (all issues) Resumption Time (ET): 08:00     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…
  • Peak fait une mise a jour et etablit une date cible pour cloturer l'acquisition de LongKey

    1 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    Montreal, Quebec--(Newsfile Corp. - April 1, 2015) - Les Technologies Peak Positioning inc. (TSX CROISSANCE: PKK) (PINKSHEETS: PKKFF) (« Peak » ou la « Compagnie ») annonce qu'elle a fait suffisamment de progrès dans la préparation des éléments requis pour obtenir les approbations nécessaires pour faire l'acquisition de LongKey Hong Kong Limitée (« LongKey »), quelle a maintenant établi une date cible pour clôturer la transaction. La Compagnie a passé plusieurs semaines à recueillir et à préparer du…
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  • T-Shirt Giveaway & 60% Off, Today Only!

    Sean Valant
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:29 am
    The post T-Shirt Giveaway & 60% Off, Today Only! appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. We’ve decided to do a good, ol’ fashioned t-shirt giveaway! Today only, we will randomly choose a handful of new signups that use the coupon code SWAGGY to receive a free HostGator t-shirt. Not only does each signup have a chance to win a t-shirt, but all uses of the coupon code SWAGGY will receive 60% off the hosting package. Winners will be chosen at random and emailed a link to the primary email address on their hosting account that can then be used to redeem their free…
  • Determining When To Enact Change

    Brandi Bennett
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:10 am
    The post Determining When To Enact Change appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Nothing stays the same forever, and neither should your website. It’s important to constantly work to improve the content and quality of your website, but how do you determine when change is necessary? What changes should you make? These are both valid questions, and while we cannot provide you with all the answers, as some of that will depend on your client base, profit margins, and the like, we can offer you some tips as to when you should start looking to change things up.   Updates This is…
  • Are You Making These 5 Common Website Mistakes?

    Kevin Wood
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    The post Are You Making These 5 Common Website Mistakes? appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. As a website owner you’ll want to do everything in your power to ensure your website is doing as much as it can to convert new visitors into subscribers and potential customers. A lot of websites try to do too much and as a result they end up doing nothing at all. Your website should be elegant, purposeful, and directed towards your core group of users. It’s easy to make mistakes. We all do. However, some common website mistakes are avoidable, or can be fixed with a little more hard…
  • Equipping Your Business With Google+

    Jeremy Jensen
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    The post Equipping Your Business With Google+ appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. I may be the first blogger to admit it, but I didn’t use Google+ very frequently as my preferred Social Media outlet. Having Facebook, Twitter, and several other mediums for connection felt like enough, right? But when you consider Google+ has only been around for three years, 1 Billion enabled accounts is quite the accomplishment. Like any new and similar service, people are slow to adopt something they already have. What everyone has been missing, including myself, is the unique and…
  • Uncover The Best Domain Name For Your Business

    Kevin Wood
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    The post Uncover The Best Domain Name For Your Business appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Picking the right domain name isn’t a decision you want to rush. In the online space the domain is the first thing people have to remember when they want to work with you or visit your business. If you want your online presence and website to thrive you need a domain name that’s going to keep up. A lot of business owners make the mistake of choosing a domain name that’s too long, too hard to spell, or doesn’t relate to their business. Some domains names are only a few letters…
 
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  • Case Study – Swisher Foundation + cityHUNT

    admin
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:11 pm
    The Swisher Family Foundation was at a crossroads. To raise funds to endow more children in need with medical care, education, recreational activities and support programs, the non-profit needed to host a large-scale event. While bowling nights and donor recognition dinners are the default for many foundations in this situation, the Swishers wanted to provide their donors with a unique and memorable experience. Calling on Nick Swisher’s affiliation with the Cleveland Indians, The Swisher Family Foundation decided to work with cityHUNT to organize an experiential adventure at…
  • Things We Think Are Awesome : “Exploding Kittens”

    admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:10 pm
    The Curious Case of Exploding Kittens In the history of playing cards, this has got to be one of the bigger stories. Raising over $8.7 million on Kickstarter from more than 200,000 funders, Exploding Kittens is all set to shake up the traditional card game. But how does one game gain such an amazing support, before it is even launched?? Taking a closer look, the difference is in the details. At its core, Exploding Kittens is a new spin on the classic game of Russian Roulette. Cards include fun pictures and silly names that are meant to engage players (after all, who wouldn’t want a…
  • Dessert Building Throw Down

    producers
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Hungry for a creative challenge? We have just the event for you! Are you looking for something that’s sweet and rewarding for your group? cityHUNT will design a series of custom team building challenges and games that each team must complete to receive points, which will be exchanged for supplies to build and win the Dessert Building Throw Down! Every challenge gives teams immediate feedback to maintain the focus of participants, tests the team’s ability to work together, and will be designed by our producers to fit the needs of your group! Check out this amazing video from the…
  • Indoor team building, an alternative for winter

    admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    So you have decided that you need/want to do team building. Deciding what to do for a team building event can be daunting. A typical go to is to do some sort of company outing. This can seem limited in the winter months which can make the task of team building may seem downright impossible. Luckily there are still many team building activities at your disposal during the winter months! You just need to turn your attention to indoor team building activities. Indoor team building options When deciding what to do for team building you have 3 types of options. You can do a team building,…
  • The Foundation of Positive Corporate Culture

    admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    The philosophies and values of our founding fathers continue to shape American culture, as well as our collective identity as Americans. Just the same, the attitudes of the individuals who found and lead companies mold the corporate culture of a company. Corporate culture represents the collective actions and motivations of individuals who are part of a corporation; as well as the connotations that are connected to their actions. These collective values can be positive as well as negative and not only have the power to effect the work environment but also the work that is produced. The…
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  • Cyber Crime and Small Business: It’s Real, Be Prepared!

    Brendan Anderson
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:21 pm
    With cyber crime a very real reality for small businesses, we thought it important to invite cyber security expert, Vikas Bhatia, Founder and CEO of Kalki Consulting, back to The Second Stage. Joining us a year ago Mr. Bhatia addressed the vulnerability of small businesses to cyber attacks, providing suggestions for getting started when it comes to securing your data. Today, we continue that conversation, discussing what business owners should do if their data is breached or even potentially breached, as we have all certainly experienced the loss or theft of a laptop or even USB containing…
  • The Culture of Continuous Learning: True Intellectual Capital

    Brendan Anderson
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:22 am
    Today’s successful small business culture thrives on learning. Whether it’s happening through print, e-books or news and information sites, the overwhelming majority of small organizations regarded as “movers and shakers” in their industries are making continuous education a part of how they do business. How does it help? The answer is simple: a learning culture makes for stronger employees who, in turn, make for a stronger organization, not only improving products and services for customers, but also creating an enormously positive work environment. According to a study by the…
  • The Second Stage: Our Top 10 Episodes for Entrepreneurs

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    13 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    Every Monday at 5 p.m. EST, Brendan Anderson and I join forces with some of the best and brightest in small business on The Second Stage, an online radio program focused on exchanging innovative business ideas and best practices for entrepreneurs. During the 1-hour program, we focus on a wide range of topics critical to the success of small business owners, including financials and reporting, valuation and value creation, succession planning, human resources, technology, insurance and benefits, culture and core values and many others. As entrepreneurs ourselves, it is always inspiring to…
  • Find Your Sumo: Build a Culture of Business Development

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:21 pm
    On today’s episode of The Second Stage we talk about the strategic importance of establishing a Business Development (BD) mindset and culture within your organization with expert Bernie Brenner, author of The Sumo Advantage, and co-founder of TrueCare, Inc. Let’s begin with the distinction Mr. Brenner makes when comparing BD to sales. BD provides a vision for the company, pitching identified strategic partners on the benefits of collaborative efforts, whereas sales is transactional, a service or product is exchanged for revenue. And of course we all know that sales is imperative,…
  • Stand Out from the Crowd

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:23 am
    As a leader and business owner, your ability to think strategically is perhaps one of the most important skills you can share with your team and organization. On a recent episode of The Second Stage, we invited author and CEO of Outthinker LLC, Kaihan Krippendorff, to discuss strategic tools and methods outlined in his most recent book, Outthink the Competition. Working with more than 300 clients to create innovative growth ideas, increasing revenue and profit, and through extensive research studying the patterns that allow companies to achieve breakthrough performance, Mr. Krippendorff has…
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  • Paving Your Own Path to Success

    Brian Null
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    When something amazing happens to someone, one of the first things we want to say is, “You’re so lucky.” This is an appropriate reaction to someone finding $20 on the floor or winning concert tickets, but when it comes to operating a business, is success really a result of luck? It may seem that way when your business is struggling despite all of the hours of hard work you’ve invested in it, but there are strategies you can implement that will slowly but surely help you pave your own path to great success. Keep networking with new and old contacts. Imagine how lucky you’d feel if…
  • Creating a Healthy Work Environment

    Brian Null
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    March is National Nutrition Month, and these next four weeks are dedicated to eating healthy and staying active. This got me thinking about the ways we can create not only a nutritious plate of food, but also a healthy workplace. Most of us recognize that there are different types of health, the most well-known being physical, emotional, and mental health. These forms of health are equally important and together promote a healthy, stable work environment. Of course, what employees do outside of the office is out of the control of business owners, but you can help foster an environment in the…
  • House of Cards Reminds Us to Be Careful of What We Wish For

    Brian Null
    29 Mar 2015 | 1:13 pm
    I can justify my poor TV watching habits. Whether it is the boardroom in Celebrity Apprentice or the fitting room in Say Yes to the Dress, they all offer lessons in effective and less than effective communication. When I hold up House of Cards as a teaching moment, it is not for the murder, backstabbing or social climbing. It is for the observations we can apply to our more mundane lives. In Season 1 The New York Times described Claire Underwood as the conniving wife. She was a woman “who will stop at nothing to conquer everything.” Hank Stuever of The Washington Post described her as an…
  • Three Ways to Step Up Your Social Media Networking Game

    Brian Null
    28 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    Networking is so important for small business owners. It can be the difference between staying stagnant in your community and meeting the partner that’s the key to your success. With the ever-growing rise of social media, there have been concerns about a decrease in face-to-face networking. But I say, instead of thinking about the ways social media may discourage face-to-face networking, think of all the ways it can enhance networking on a grander scale. Here are three ways to up your networking game using social media: Connect on LinkedIn the right way. Instead of simply keeping the given…
  • Working with The Difficult Ones: Coping Strategies to Defuse Their Power

    Brian Null
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:15 am
    If you haven’t run into them, you are sure to do so somewhere along the way in your working career. They are the people you talk about over dinner with your roommate or spouse, the ones that give you that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you see them coming, and the people that you believe stand in the way of happiness in your career. They are The Difficult Ones. They come in all forms, shapes and sizes. The worst is when they assume the role of your boss. In fact, according to research, having a difficult boss is the number one reason for leaving a job! The Difficult Ones can be on…
 
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    MBA@UNC

  • How to Build a Successful Mentoring Program [GUIDE]

    Rebecca Lindegren
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Research shows that young workers place a higher premium on mentorship and training than on the size of their paychecks. In fact, more than 60 percent of college and graduate students list mentoring as a criterion for choosing an employer. Companies are responding to these young workers accordingly. In fact, 76 percent of Fortune magazine’s top 25 companies offer mentoring programs. But millennials are not only on the receiving end of mentorship. They are also mentoring more seasoned workers on topics such as social media and other forms of technology, creating two-way benefits. “How to…
  • No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Taxing Corporate Perks

    Jenna Dutcher
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:07 am
    Silicon Valley startups like Google and Facebook famously use perks like on-site chefs, yoga classes and free shuttle services to attract and retain top talent in a competitive recruiting landscape. And it’s not just tech startups that offer these perks. Employers in other sectors are expanding their perks as well. A 2012 USA Today survey found that employee-paid benefits have risen from 16.6 percent of total compensation in 2000 to 19.7 percent in 2011. Back in the 1960s, it was less than 10 percent. But the gravy train may be leaving the station for the last time. After employment-tax…
  • The Business of Data Brokers [Infographic]

    Jenna Dutcher
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    How much is your privacy worth? In the data broker industry, everything from personal identifying data to social media data to health data is packaged and sold to the highest bidder for annual revenues of almost half a billion dollars per year. Some individuals have also claimed a piece of this pie, with entrepreneurs selling their personal data for sums of anywhere from $2 to close to $3,000. But what data is sold? Where is it collected? And just how much do Americans care about keeping it private? In this infographic, MBA@UNC explores the types and sources of information collected by data…
  • U.S. News & World Report ranks MBA@UNC No. 1

    Jenna Dutcher
    7 Jan 2015 | 12:02 pm
    U.S. News & World Report has ranked the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s MBA@UNC program No. 1 in its first ranking of online MBA programs. “We created MBA@UNC to provide access to a world-class program for people for whom coming to campus isn’t a viable option,” said Douglas Shackelford, dean of UNC Kenan-Flagler and the first associate dean of MBA@UNC. “It is a new model of online education based on UNC’s tradition of excellence, innovation and access.” “MBA@UNC provides an in-person program offered online, combining maximum flexibility without compromising the…
  • Chapel Hill Immersion: Leadership Development – Days Two and Three

    Jenna Dutcher
    23 Dec 2014 | 11:02 am
    With over 320 students, this year’s immersion at Chapel Hill was the largest to date. Two hundred and twenty-six of these students were enrolled in the Leadership Development tracks, where sessions covered everything from identifying and practicing ethical behavior to maximizing your skill set and performing well under pressure. Let’s take a closer look at days two and three: Career Services: Avoiding Leadership Derailment Katrin Baker, Associate Director of Career & Leadership Services, UNC Kenan-Flagler Katrin Baker, University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School’s…
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  • Random Thoughts On The Winnipeg Jets: Mar. 30

    Mitch Kasprick
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    Things about the Winnipeg Jets and the NHL that crossed my mind over the weekend – Some random facts and a few thoughts from this past week about the Winnipeg Jets and the National Hockey League. 1.  The Winnipeg Jets had a 2-2-0 record this past week.  Four out of a possible eight points. Thoughts?    2.  I thought the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 loss to Chicago on Sunday night was a highly entertaining game and they deserved a better fate … BUT  (see#5) 3.  Congrats to Andrew Copp on signing his entry-level contract (ELC) with the Winnipeg Jets and joining the club for the stretch…
  • 2014-15 “All NHL Games Worth 3 Points” Standings

    Mitch Kasprick
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Alternative NHL Standings (3 point regulation win) – UPDATED Once again it’s time to give hockey fans the alternative 3 point standings (3 point regulation win) so we can see how the standings would look if ALL games were worth 3 points.  For now we will post the standings weekly and maybe even daily closer to the end of the season. as of  Tuesday morning March 31, 2015 The actual NHL standings are posted on the left and the alternative standings on the right (3 point regulation win).  The alternative standings are based on the NHL allotting 3 points in every NHL game (3 point…
  • Winnipeg Jets sign Andrew Copp to an ELC

    Mitch Kasprick
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:24 pm
    Winnipeg Jets sign Andrew Copp - The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Andrew Copp to a three-year entry-level contract (ELC).  Andrew Copp —  League:  NCAA      Team:  U of Michigan  Position:  C     Shot:  Left DOB:  July 8, 1994     Birthplace:  Ann Arbour, MI Height: 6’2     Weight:  210 2014-15 Stats: Games: 36  G: 14  A: 17  Pts: 31  PIM: 29  Plus/Minus: +6 Drafted by: Winnipeg   Round: 4   Overall: 104   Year: 2013 NHL Entry Draft The Winnipeg Jets have signed Andrew Copp to a three-year, two-way, entry-level contract with an…
  • Random Thoughts On The Winnipeg Jets: Mar. 23

    Mitch Kasprick
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:53 am
    Things about the Winnipeg Jets and the NHL that crossed my mind over the weekend – Some random facts and a few thoughts from this past week about the Winnipeg Jets and the National Hockey League. 1.  The Winnipeg Jets had a perfect week with a 3-0-0 record.  Six out of a possible six points. Thoughts?    2.  It looks like Ondrej Pavelec has won the crease for now.  Who said competition isn’t healthy?  This is pro hockey and this coddling BS is just that, BS.  You need to fight for your ice-time. Well done Pav.   3.  Since January, 2015, the Jets are 13-3-2 at the MTS…
  • Winnipeg Jets sign Jimmy Lodge to an ELC

    Mitch Kasprick
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Winnipeg Jets sign Jimmy Lodge - The Winnipeg Jets have signed defenceman Jimmy Lodge to an ELC and beat the June 1 deadline for signing unsigned draftees. Jimmy Lodge —  League:  OHL      Team:  Mississauga Steelheads Position:  C     Shot:  Right DOB:  Mar. 5, 1995     Birthplace:  Downingtown, PA Height: 6’1     Weight:  172 2014-15 Stats: Games: 56  G: 28  A: 34  Pts: 62  PIM: 43  Plus/Minus: -1 Drafted by: Winnipeg   Round: 3   Overall: 84   Year: 2013 NHL Entry Draft The 2013 Jets draft pick has signed a three-year, two-way, entry-level…
 
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    Arizona Hockey Talk

  • Random Thoughts On The Arizona Coyotes: Mar. 30

    Mitch Kasprick
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:14 am
    Things about the Arizona Coyotes and the NHL  that crossed my mind this past week - Some random facts and a few thoughts from this past week about the National Hockey League and our Arizona Coyotes. 1.  The Arizona Coyotes had a 2-1-0 record this week … 4 points!      2.  Nobody can accuse the Arizona Coyotes of tanking for Connor McDavid after two gutsy road OT wins and competing every game. 3.  OR the Edmonton Oilers.  (see above) 4.  How many goalies have the Buffalo Sabres gone through in their quest to tank for the 1st overall lottery pick?     5.  I guess Randy Carlyle…
  • Random Thoughts On The Arizona Coyotes: Mar. 23

    Mitch Kasprick
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Things about the Arizona Coyotes and the NHL  that crossed my mind this past week - Some random facts and a few thoughts from this past week about the National Hockey League and our Arizona Coyotes. 1.  The Arizona Coyotes had a 0-4-0 record this week … 0 points!      2.  The Coyotes are 1-8-1 since the “NHL trade Deadline”. 3.  It looks like the fight for Connor McDavid could be settled in about 7 days with the Buffalo Sabres and the Arizona Coyotes playing each other twice within a week. (Thursday in Buffalo and next Monday in Glendale)    4.  I think the Arizona…
  • Random Thoughts On The Arizona Coyotes: Mar. 16

    Mitch Kasprick
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    Things about the Arizona Coyotes and the NHL  that crossed my mind this past week - Some random facts and a few thoughts from this past week about the National Hockey League and our Arizona Coyotes. 1.  The Arizona Coyotes had a 0-2-1 record this week … 1 point!      2.  The Coyotes are showing a ton of compete but have very little offence in the tank right now.  They are going to be hard pressed to win many hockey games down the stretch unless they are 1-0 victories!   3.  Mike Smith seems to have worked himself out of whatever was wrong with his game.  He’s been very…
  • Random Thoughts On The Arizona Coyotes: Mar. 9

    Mitch Kasprick
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:53 am
    Things about the Arizona Coyotes and the NHL  that crossed my mind this past week - Some random facts and a few thoughts from this past week about the National Hockey League and our Arizona Coyotes. 1.  The Arizona Coyotes had a 1-2-0 record this week … 2 points!      2.  The Coyotes ended a 10 game losing streak with a 3-2 shootout win over Vancouver on Thursday night.  3.  If you haven’t seen this yet, check it out.  I rated Don Maloney’s NHL Trade Deadline deals here ☛ ☛ http://arizonahockeytalk.com   4.  To all my American friends that say “curling…
  • Rating Don Maloney’s Trade Deadline Deals

    Mitch Kasprick
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:51 pm
    How did Arizona Coyotes GM Don Maloney do at the NHL Trade Deadline? - Some Arizona Coyotes fans were saying the rebuild should have started years ago but I’m not sure I would agree with that statement. The Coyotes only missed the playoffs by two points last year and most pundits in Coyotesland would agree that if Mike Smith hadn’t missed the teams final ten games they would have been in the post-season. I give Don Maloney credit for realizing that this season was going sideways and for starting to prepare for a rebuild on the fly.  If there was any season in recent history to…
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  • Diners Club Sponsors a World-Class Ski Event

    Tribh Grewal
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    The top female skiers in the world gathered from February 27 – March 2 in the ski resort of Bansko, Bulgaria to compete in one leg of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup for Alpine Skiing — a season-long annual competition that comprises race events held at resorts in Europe and North America. Twenty-five-year-old Austrian... Read more »
  • A Toast to the Chefs Honored at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

    Chrysoula Economopoulos
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    The third annual Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants has come to a close, celebrating 50 of the finest restaurants in the region. The list was topped by Gaggan in Bangkok, which opened in 2010 with the vision to reinvigorate Indian cuisine by incorporating modern cooking techniques. The list also welcomed eight new entries, with first-time entries... Read more »
  • Join Us to Celebrate Asia’s Finest Dining

    Sheryl Yasger
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    Next week, Diners Club will be traveling to Singapore to celebrate Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 with some of the leading chefs in the world. As the Official Financial Services Sponsor of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, we will be on the ground for the awards ceremony on Monday, March 9, and for the festivities surrounding the... Read more »
  • Highlights from the 2015 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

    Matt Sloan
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Last month, I had the great pleasure of joining colleagues and partners for the 18th Annual Commercial Bank Qatar Masters from January 21-24 at the Doha Golf Club in Qatar. As a premier tournament of the European Tour, the professional competition was fierce, with South African Branden Grace ultimately taking home the Mother of Pearl... Read more »
  • 5 Hotels to Explore in China

    Diners Club International
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    As Asia’s largest and most diverse nation, there are countless reasons to plan a vacation to China. There’s the country’s rich history, a landscape that offers it all—from rainforests to mountains to beaches, its innovative modern culture and its delicious cuisine. But after reading this list of luxury hotels, you may find yourself planning a... Read more »
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  • An off day, what do you do? (hint: it’s about personal leadership!)

    Peter Simoons
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:49 am
    Do you ever have one of those days that go completely into the opposite direction of what you had in plan for the day? Last Friday was such a day for me. The day started as planned with my daily walk, which still is the perfect day starter for me. I delayed it a bit to be able to walk in between two rain showers, so that was perfect. Then back at my desk I prepared for a video interview with Elke Jeurissen and Cato Léonard of Glassroots. This was an interview I was really looking forward to. This duo video interview fits perfectly in the transformation the Collaborative Business Podcast is…
  • The three cornerstones of successful alliances

    Peter Simoons
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:37 am
    Only 53% of alliances succeed, what is it that these companies do different than the 47% that fail? In short, successful alliances are build on three cornerstones: methodology, people and experience. A methodology can be seen both as a roadmap and as a toolbox. A roadmap in the sense that it will guide you in the journey of alliance creation from start to finish. A carpenter’s toolbox contains several tools like a hammer and a saw; an alliance methodology will contain tools and templates to increase the chance of success. Last week I gave you 3 tips on improving communication. When we look…
  • 3 tips to improve communication

    Peter Simoons
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:55 am
    Sometimes people ask me for the single most reason that alliances fail. It is as if they are looking for the magical ingredient: if they have that element right then their alliances will succeed. I don’t believe that there is such a single ingredient. There are more things to do and to maintain, to make and keep alliances successful. However, more and more I tend to come to the point that most alliances fail due to some form of communication, or better said, lack thereof. Communication is often taken for granted and that is a huge mistake! In general, we are not that good in communication.
  • Some have alliance excellence

    Peter Simoons
    9 Mar 2015 | 4:28 am
    Last week the ASAP Alliance Excellence Award winners were announced at the ASAP Global Alliance summit. Congratulations to all winners and particularly to Philips with winning the “Innovative Best Alliance Practice Award”! Quite often I use the Senseo alliance between Philips and Douwe Egberts as a well known and well documented example that has already seen many stages of the alliance lifecycle. It is also an example that goes back many years in alliance development. Winning this award shows that Philips continues to innovate their alliance excellence to create even more alliance…
  • What do you do to make your strategic alliances a leapfrogging success?

    Peter Simoons
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:54 am
    At the start of this new week, I have some food for thought for you, inspired by some conversations I had last week. As you know, I am a business coach with a specialization in strategic alliances. When introducing myself to new people, I often have to explain what that is exactly. Many people don’t know what strategic alliances are, let alone what a business coach does in this area. My explanation then is built on a little simplification, after all in the elevator we only have a few minutes at best for our pitch. My simplified explanation is often build around the fact that strategic…
 
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  • Fitch: Philippines BPO Industry Helps Keep Country’s Investment-Grade Rating

    Outsourcing Insider
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Fitch Ratings Inc., a global rating agency and one of the three nationally recognized statistical organizations designated by United States Securities and Exchange Commission, has continued  to maintain an investment grade rating of ‘BBB-’ for the Philippines. The global debt watcher point to two main factors for the high rating: first is the continuous inflow of OFW worker’s remittances, and the second, the unabated growth of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry and the presence of BPO companies, which has been instrumental in boosting the country’s robust…
  • 3 Ways to Boost Your Business Performance with Outsourcing Innovations

    Outsourcing Insider
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:26 pm
    What is there to still look forward to in the world of outsourcing? Apparently, a lot and it all boils down to one word: Innovation. Businesses these days cannot afford to remain stagnant and must instead continuously look for new ways to do things better in order to provide improved products and services as well as improved customer and supplier relationships. This doesn’t escape the relationship between outsourcing buyers and providers. According to the Aecus Innovation Reality Report 2015, a survey among 100 senior outsourcing buyers in the UK, buyers are “already actively implementing…
  • UK Facilities Management Outsourcing to Grow by 5 Percent Annually

    Outsourcing Insider
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:04 pm
    The outsourcing sector in general shows no signs of slowing down. According to AMA Research, in its 10th published edition of the report, “Facilities Management Outsourcing Report – UK 2014-2018 Analysis”, the market for outsourcing facilities management services, which included bundled and total facilities management, raked in almost £19.5 billion in 2014. In the next four years, it is forecasted to grow, with a valuation seen to reach about £19.5 billion. Most of the business in the public sector will mostly likely be coming in from local authorities, as BPO companies…
  • Outsourcing To Boost Philippines’ 8% Growth in 2015

    Outsourcing Insider
    12 Mar 2015 | 8:01 pm
    In an article on PhilStar.com, Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo said that the Philippine economy could grow at a rate faster than the expected 7% this year. That is, if oil prices remain at below $60 per barrel. The same article also states that according to a survey of 57 countries, the Philippines ranked second among the top 20 countries that are expected to dominate global growth this year. The business process outsourcing industry is projected to contribute largely to the country’s rising gross domestic product and consequently drive higher economic growth. Below are some of the ways…
  • 10 Reasons Why the Philippines is Your Best Option for Outsourcing

    Outsourcing Insider
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:02 pm
    The Philippine Business Process Outsourcing industry has grown by leaps and bounds throughout the last several years. It has developed so much that the country is now known as one of the top outsourcing destinations in the world. Below, we give you 10 reasons why: Service Orientation Filipinos are born with an innate sense of always wanting to help people. Their culture is all about being friendly, accommodating and welcoming. These traits are necessary in order to excel in the outsourcing industry where great customer service is key. English Proficiency and Natural Accent English is one of…
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  • Ants love human fast foods, new study shows

    Marie Singer
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:11 am
    Many types of ants (not all) love human fast foods, a study on various species in the streets of Manhattan found, which may help explain why some species are thriving... The post Ants love human fast foods, new study shows appeared first on Market Business News.
  • Tiny Blackpoll Warbler migrates thousands of miles non-stop

    Veronica Cruz
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:46 am
    The 12 gram (0.42 oz) Blackpoll Warbler travels from the northeast of North America, flying non-stop for three days during its trip to South America, researchers reported after carrying out an... The post Tiny Blackpoll Warbler migrates thousands of miles non-stop appeared first on Market Business News.
  • Mystery radio bursts from space could be from aliens, scientists say

    Christian Nordqvist
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:23 am
    Radio dishes have picked up strange radio bursts from space which have a pattern that only makes sense if they came from intelligent aliens, scientists from Germany and Hawaii say.... The post Mystery radio bursts from space could be from aliens, scientists say appeared first on Market Business News.
  • Google announces two new Chromebooks that will only cost $149

    Joseph Nordqvist
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:51 pm
    Google announced on Tuesday that it is releasing two new Chromebook $50 cheaper than its previous line of laptops. The upcoming Haier Chromebook 11 (available via Amazon) and the Hisense... The post Google announces two new Chromebooks that will only cost $149 appeared first on Market Business News.
  • Buffet would not raise rates by much if he ran the Fed

    Joseph Nordqvist
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Warren Buffet, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, said that if he ran the Federal Reserve he would not raise interest rates by much. When Buffet was asked what he’d do if... The post Buffet would not raise rates by much if he ran the Fed appeared first on Market Business News.
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    SEO Digest

  • 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…
  • What Are the Benefits of Hiring SEO Services?

    Mike Applegate
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:27 pm
    If you have been thinking about hiring SEO services to promote your website for you, you might have also thought that you would be spending too much money by doing so. Although a lot of people are hesitant to actually hire professional companies to optimize their websites, however, you should consider all of the benefits of doing so; once you do, you will surely want to hire a professional to optimize your site right away. First off, you have to realize the importance of being able to rank high on search engines. Although there are other popular and relatively effect means of advertising,…
  • What Type of Fitted Wardrobe Is Best for Your Bedroom?

    Mike Applegate
    3 Nov 2014 | 4:26 pm
    If you have ever seen custom-made, fitted wardrobes in London, you were probably pretty impressed by just how beautiful these pieces can be. You might have even longed to purchase one of your own, but you could be wondering what you would do with such a magnificent piece of customized furniture. Luckily, there are quite a few great uses that you can try for fitted wardrobes. In the Bedroom Obviously, one of the most common uses of fitted wardrobes in London is to use them in the bedroom. You can use them in place of other types of furniture, and you are sure to love just how perfectly one of…
 
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    CDC Synectics on How to Leverage Resources

  • How to Tackle Inefficiency with a Big Picture View

    Connie Siu
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:07 pm
    A bottleneck is a juncture where things could not move through due to constraints. These constraints include inadequate resource to handle the volume, errors that result in rework, delays caused by problems with specific tasks. A bottleneck is the result of an inefficient practice. Persistent inefficiency slows down the workflow and dampens productivity significantly. While the root cause of an inefficient practice could be attributable to a single factor, it is beneficial to take a big picture view. You get a better appreciation of the problem and more importantly, you put things in…
  • How to Orient Your Operations to be Customer-focused

    Connie Siu
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Operational excellence is more than an internal business challenge. Find out how to orient your operations to be customer-focused to build customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Does Consensus Decision-making Lead to Compromised Solutions?

    Connie Siu
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Obtaining consensus involves getting an agreement from a group of colleagues on a solution. The process to obtain consensus takes time because everyone involved is supposed to have an opportunity to express his view and debate about it. Making decisions using a consensus approach is not always effective. The solution could be compromised for three reasons: Shifted focus from adopting the best solution to getting a consensus The best solution is tweaked in order to gain support People become fatigue from lengthy debates and eventually, give in to a sub-optimal solution To minimize the risk of…
  • Making Tough Decisions

    Connie Siu
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    A tough decision is one that you don’t feel confident about your choice. This is when you wish there is someone to tell you what is best. We all have experience with this situation. Here are three things I do when I am in such a position. 1.       Look at the worst case scenario Consider the worst that could happen if your choice didn’t work out. For example, delaying the investment in an ERP would put a lot of pressure on the employees as the company goes through a growth phase. That means you need to hire more people, pay overtime, and have burnt out employees. 2.      …
  • Is Your Business Ready to be ‘Always On?’

    Connie Siu
    5 Feb 2015 | 10:18 am
    The rapid adoption of mobile technology has triggered a customer driven transformation. As customers expect timely responses, businesses need to examine and revamp their operating model. For many businesses, this means lights need to be ‘always on’ in order to support the on-demand needs of their external customers as well as internal operation. There are five areas that your business needs to address in revamping the operating model. 1.       Turnaround Speed One of the main purposes of mobile technology is to address on-demand needs. The user’s expectation is instantaneous…
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    Strategic Thinking | Principles of Execution

  • PofE 072: 7 Principles For Developing A Culture That Works!

    Gerald J. Leonard
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Great organizational culture accounts for a 20 to 30% performance improve according to Harvard Professor Emeritus James L. Heskett. Leaders must implement the principles of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PofE 071: 3 Ways To Improve Organizational Productivity With Portfolio Management

    Gerald J. Leonard
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    Productivity gains are key to the bottom line profits of your department and organization because they allow you to accomplish more with less. The purpose... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PofE 070: Making The Most of Your Constrained Resources

    Gerald J. Leonard
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:15 am
    Achieving and maintaining an optimized resource allocation process is difficult and is a highly diffused process. During this webinar recording I will discuss ways to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PofE 069: Dr. Willie Jolley, An Attitude of Excellence

    Gerald J. Leonard
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    Premise: The premise of “An Attitude of Excellence”, written by Dr. Willie Jolley is that excellence is the hallmark or touchstone for all high-performing organizations.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PofE 068: How to Improve Your Organization's PPM Maturity Level

    Gerald J. Leonard
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:31 am
    The essence of an IT strategic plan is to align the IT department with the organization’s strategic intent, vision and business objectives in concert with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    THE SEEN

  • Work in Ad Agencies – What You Still Don’t Know [Infographic]

    Catherine
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    This infographic from Mad Rabbit Studio describes what they found about working in ad agencies that we still don't know. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: THE SEENThe post Work in Ad Agencies – What You Still Don’t Know [Infographic] appeared first on THE SEEN.
  • The Potential of Social Media for B2B in 2015 [Infographic]

    Catherine
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    This infographic from Real Business Rescue focuses on the impact of social media for businesses in 2015 Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: THE SEENThe post The Potential of Social Media for B2B in 2015 [Infographic] appeared first on THE SEEN.
  • How to Use Hubspot Campaigns with Content Marketing [Infographic]

    Catherine
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    This infographic from Vertical Measures shows you how to use Hubspot campaigns with content marketing. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: THE SEENThe post How to Use Hubspot Campaigns with Content Marketing [Infographic] appeared first on THE SEEN.
 
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    Pinnacle Telecom - Comms Buzz

  • Unifying The Worlds Of Voice And Data Key To Business Success

    pinnacletelecom
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Companies embracing the merging of voice and data technologies will be the ones which prove most successful. The worlds of data and voice have evolved separately in recent years, but those organisations which marry them together using current technologies will see substantial benefits in the form of capital and operational cost savings, lower cost of ownership for hardware, reduced risk associated with continuity and disaster recovery, and new opportunities for innovation. First, there is the world of the data centre. Its servers and other hardware components, and the business applications…
  • Integrating mobile devices into communications infrastructure key issue for companies

    pinnacletelecom
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Organisations need to take a fresh look at how they are integrating their employees’ mobile phones into their corporate communications network. Mobiles should be an extension of a feature-rich network rather than a stand-alone add-on for employees. No business tool is more essential or ubiquitous than the phone. With the huge array of technologies now at our disposal, we still depend on the power of voice communications that let us connect instantaneously and talk with anyone in the world. No more so than in a world where business operations are spread around the globe with highly mobile…
  • Mobile Phone Management Key To Business Success

    pinnacletelecom
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:58 am
    As mobile phones celebrate a milestone birthday, it’s interesting how they have moved from a simple communications device to now being a key part of business processes. It has now been 40 years since the first mobile phone call when a telephone engineer rang a technology rival from a ‘cell’ phone in New York. The device was almost 23cm tall, weighed more than one kilogram, contained 30 circuit boards, had a talk-time of 35 minutes and took 10 hours to recharge. Today, mobile phones in many of our client’s systems are set up to handle many complex forms-based applications that talk to…
  • How finance companies can get ahead in a fast-moving world

    pinnacletelecom
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Financial organisations need to look at how they can move ahead of their competition by changing the way they do business and re-thinking the way their staff work. They need to bring together telephony, customer interaction, front office working and mobile working to deliver a reliable, unified communication solution. Financial organisations are changing the way they do business and re-thinking the way people work. Today’s financial services industry is challenged by changing compliance requirements, the need to reduce operating expenses and stay ahead of the competition. This demands…
  • The importance of ‘Unified Communications’

    pinnacletelecom
    3 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Although a much-used buzzphrase, what exactly is the importance of ‘unified communications’ in today’s ultra-competitive marketplace. Well, at its heart, it is the development of systems designed to tackle constant pressure on managers and key employees, and the intense competition for customers. The goal of unified communications is simple: to make it easy and cost effective for employees to reach one another – as well as business partners and customers – as soon as they need to, wherever they are. The idea is to merge two or more communications into one user interface, allowing…
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    Market Deeper

  • How To Strategy Out Your Muscle Developing Routines

    MerriCaswell
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:37 pm
    The warm climate is coming and many individuals like to get outside and enjoy the weather much more whilst also obtaining a great exercise together. If you have some weights at home then you are in a ideal situation exactly where you can get a great lean muscle building exercise in while outside. But let’s say that you don’t have … Read More >>The post How To Strategy Out Your Muscle Developing Routines appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • Your Manual To Efficient Therapeutic Skincare

    SenaidaCushing
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:31 pm
    The Amway business may appear huge to the average individual, but in the world of excessive well being and beauty goods, Amway is a needle in a haystack. There are numerous amazing goods out there, such as in the Amway business. Beneath (in no particular purchase) you’ll discover the ten very best Amway goods. Keeping your pores and skin hydrated … Read More >>The post Your Manual To Efficient Therapeutic Skincare appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • Top Couple Of Branded View Companies

    CelindaSutter
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:26 pm
    In todays on-line marketplace there are a lot of duplicate watches accessible for sale. But if you strategy on buying one, take your time and choose properly. By selecting one that’s not higher quality, you might as well not purchase 1 at all. Attempt and find that perfect duplicate view, the one you you know is ideal as quickly as … Read More >>The post Top Couple Of Branded View Companies appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • DVD Ripper for MAC Users

    admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:50 am
    If you are looking for a fast and flexible Mac DVD Ripper then it is for you only. It facilitates quick converting and ripping of the content of your DVD video in the common formats for all gadgets like iPod, iPhone, Apple TV etc. it has user friendly interface that permits to get hold over all MAC OS parameter with … Read More >>The post DVD Ripper for MAC Users appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • Fast Programs For Hamilton Beach 67608 Big Mouth Juicer – For Adults

    LeanneGorecki
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:41 pm
    In the quest for the right beach body, many people have trouble with a definite area. They can’t learn how to obtain a flat tummy. This is especially true for girls which are trying to get those flat, sexy abs. While it seems to be a little easier for most guys to burn off that abdominal fat, in fact, the … Read More >>The post Fast Programs For Hamilton Beach 67608 Big Mouth Juicer – For Adults appeared first on Market Deeper.
 
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    Blog

  • Which Programming Skills Are Worth the Most on a Resume?

    Jesse Maida
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:53 am
    A report from The Brookings Institution shows that finding good technical talent for your company is going to be very expensive. Using data from labour market data analysis company Burning Glass, researcher Jonathan Roswell of Brookings analyzed the average value of each skill by looking at thousands of job postings. All the skills in the graph...
  • 5 Things You Should Never Include on Your Resume

    Jesse Maida
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:56 am
    Today’s job market is all about tough competition and the struggle to stand out. Resumes are one of the main tools used to advertise yourself as the best for a position. When looking for a job entry at JobTonic , or other online job search boards, you do your best to write captivating motivation letter, right? Well, it is surely important, yet not...
  • A Box Full of Promise: Using Your Business Cards to Create Strong Customer Relationships

    Jesse Maida
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    Your business card. It’s one of the simplest and most effective ways to introduce yourself. At the same time, it’s also one of the hardest things to get out there into the general public. Business owners struggle with this every day: how do I get my message out there? Here’s how. Go Premium Premium business cards are, all things being equal,...
  • High Quality Translation Services are at the Heart of the EU

    Jesse Maida
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
    Too many German, French or British citizens, the European Union (EU) is perceived as way too costly, distant, shrouded in mystery and drowning in a sea of bureaucracy, regulation and red tape. Although some of the criticisms often levelled may, arguably, be justified, accusations of a lack of openness and transparency, which can be often heard,...
  • Fuel Consumption in the United States Hits 30 Year Low

    Jesse Maida
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    Fuel consumption in the United States is the lowest it has been in 30 years. The University of Michigan Transport Research Institute concludes that Americans are using less gasoline, owning fewer cars and opting to use public transit more often. In 1984 Americans used 400 gallons of gasoline per person. In 2013 the figure was 392. This eight...
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    Culture Amp

  • Culture-first meets Series A, or Yay! We got funding

    Didier Elzinga
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Culture Amp’s founders: Rod Hamilton, Jon Williams, Didier Elzinga and Doug English   Almost two years ago we launched Culture Amp with no fanfare and a belief that we could make the world a better place to work. Since then, we have surveyed over 60,000 employees, across a who’s who of innovative culture-focused companies, and have quantifiably (thanks to Jason, our data expert) made people more engaged with their work. Today, we are excited to announce that we have raised USD$6.3 million in Series A funding, to help us grow and help #peoplegeeks use data to make better…
  • Pre-register for our New Tech Benchmark Report

    Bronwen Clune
    5 Feb 2015 | 1:09 pm
    We’ll soon be publishing our New Tech Benchmark Report based on data we collected in 2014. This is the second report we’ve done, and a lot has happened in the year between the two. The report is part of our ongoing work with over 150 of the world’s fastest growing disruptive companies. You can pre-register for the report here, and we’ll send you a copy of the report as soon as it’s released. The latest New Tech Benchmark, looks at a broad range of issues, including: How does engagement in New Tech companies compare with other industries? What most distinguishes companies…
  • Culture by Design – Conference and Panel

    Jon Williams
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:51 am
    We’ve held numerous People Geek events over 2014 and we’ve been really buoyed by the reaction! In 2015 we want to go even bigger. On the 24th of February we’ll be holding our first conference in San Francisco. The subject is “Culture by Design”. How do you build a Culture with intent for your organization? We’ll be holding a half-day conference – part keynote and part unconference. This will be followed in the evening by a panel of experts sharing their experiences. Will be a great crowd and great content. Interested? Sign up below! Sign up for…
  • Box’s Data-Focused Strategy for Retention

    Jason McPherson
    1 Dec 2014 | 5:04 pm
    [Image Credit] There are many myths surrounding employee retention and engagement in organizations. We’ve previously discussed and debunked some of these myths – for example, we often hear that “people join organizations but they leave managers” or “people are mainly motivated by money”. Our research suggests that it pays to look at the data in your own company. Why? The drivers of engagement and retention are more unique than you realize. What works for one company may not be effective in yours. As a company that invests significant resources and energy to…
  • On-Boarding A People Geek

    Corey McAveeney
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    As a startup grows, so too does its culture. With a team that you could count on both hands until very recently, we’ve been talking a lot about how to best welcome folks and introduce them to the work we do. We have an evolving on-boarding process, which includes our very own on-boarding survey, of course. Without getting too pedagogical, we decided to interview those new to the team about their understanding of our mission – how we can make the world a better place to work. Recently I sat down with Steven and Tim, Culture Amp’s newest People Geeks. These were my six culture…
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    WorldDealer: Traditional & Digital Automotive Marketing

  • Low Cost, High Yield Responsive Dealer Websites are the Key to ROI

    McCloskey
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:39 am
    There is a stigma that has been associated with responsive website design in the automotive industry. They’re all too expensive, right? Actually, no. They don’t have to be. In fact, they shouldn’t be. Done right, responsive websites should save dealers money while yielding better results. When I hear about responsive websites that cost over $1000 per month, I cringe. I know what it takes to build an incredible website on a responsive platform. I also know that many companies are taking advantage of the hype and selling their websites at “fair market value”…
  • The Truth About Responsive Dealer Websites

    admin
    13 Mar 2015 | 3:24 pm
    Depending on who you ask, responsive dealer websites are either the best possible solution for your primary digital marketing presence or they’re the biggest mistake a dealer can make. The polarized opinion is always based upon what a provider offers. Those who have them love them. Those who don’t have them hate them. The funny part is that many of the vendors who used to express hatred for responsive website design now offer it themselves. When we embraced the idea of responsive websites for our clients back in 2013, we knew that there were problems that needed to be addressed.
  • Google’s Latest Algorithm Shift Points to Need for Better Mobile Presence

    admin
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:15 am
    In 2012, Google was one of the first major companies to promote the benefits of responsive website design. At the same time, they warned webmasters that they would be looking at the mobile-readiness of a website as part of their ranking algorithm. Then… silence… until now. It took them two and a half years, but they’ve finally made good on their promise to start dinging websites that aren’t mobile friendly. The sent out warning letters last month to many webmasters who had mobile-unfriendly websites. Then, they started hitting those websites with lower rankings. Many…
  • Engage Your Customers through All Forms of Automotive Social Media, Not Just Facebook

    admin
    16 Nov 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Besides Facebook, automotive dealers should be taking into consideration many more variables and social avenues, such as Google+, Pinterest, DrivingPins, Twitter, YouTube, DailyMotion, etc. Whomever does social media (in-house or outsourced) for your car dealership needs to be sharp on all social platform levels, as there is SEO overlap. Whichever group you use, they should have a firm grip on the following. Granted, it’s not always easy to get dealership news, so we resort to what’s available and unfortunately, at times, it can be generic. Automotive Social Media (Organic) Best…
  • Industry Expert JD Rucker Recommends Responsive Website Design

    admin
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:38 pm
    For the past few months, we have talked about responsive website design as the wave of the future. Recently, we launched a large batch of responsive websites and we posted about them on a popular automotive blog. Automotive marketing expert JD Rucker took a look and gave us some extremely positive feedback. Rucker is co-founder of Dealer Authority, a digital marketing agency that specializes in social media and search marketing. He was also an executive for TK Carsites (which later became KPA Internet Marketing before becoming DigiGo earlier this year), an automotive website provider that has…
 
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    Globalization Partners International - Blog

  • Arabic: An Endangered Language

    30 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Spoken Arabic is becoming more widespread, but classical Arabic is at risk as it fails to modernize.   There is a big difference between the classical, written form of Arabic and the colloquial spoken dialects.   Classical Arabic is sometimes referred to as the Arabic used for literature.  It is never used conversationally because each Arab country has its own dialect.  We can even find different dialects within the same region.  In Northern Africa, Berber is spoken in many parts of Algeria and Morocco and their Arabic is influenced by French colonization.   As a…
  • Who is Really on Top of the Social Media Ladder?

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Facebook is everywhere, right? Well, not so fast. Although Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn dominate the social media landscape in the US, we don't necessarily give a lot of thought to which social media networks are most frequently used in other parts of the world.   So how does social media in the United States compare to the rest of the world? In today's global social village it is an interesting question as there may be many differences between "villages."   First, let's take a look at the overall social media landscape. Who are the biggest players and are the big players in the…
  • Dubai: A Rapidly Growing Hospitality Hub

    25 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) continues to rise to the challenge of being labeled a top global destination, a distinction that wasn't considered attainable a few short decades ago.   From the astonishing Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, to the enchanting natural habitat accommodations of Bani Yas Island, the UAE will continue to be a target of tourists and travelers searching for luxury, relaxation, entertainment and extravagance.   Unprecedented Growth   Since 2008, the rate of hotel openings in Dubai has astonished the hospitality industry worldwide. Dubai…
  • Japanese Kanji: A Shared, Visual Language

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    As a translation and localization industry professional and a team member of Globalization Partners International (GPI), I am involved with multiple projects across multiple languages.  I get a firsthand look at the intricacies, complexities and histories of languages around the world.   Asian languages are the epitome of intricate and complex, and with a long history, these languages are especially fascinating.  For this blog, I will briefly discuss the details and history of Japanese Kanji. History Kanji is the oldest written form of language in recorded human history, and it…
  • GPI Translation Services Connector for Magento

    22 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Magento is an open source eCommerce platform based on PHP and MySQL technologies. It is available in three different versions:   Community Version (Free) Enterprise Version (Paid) Magento Go Version (Paid)   As with any custom website, Content Management System or eCommerce platform, having a multilingual component is essential, especially for eCommerce platforms like Magento, in order to promote products and increase sales in different markets outside your local one.   In this blog, I will go through the main steps for enabling Magento to handle multiple languages. GPI…
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    Rapid Formations Blog

  • How does EU immigration impact the UK economy?

    Rachel Craig
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    How does EU immigration impact the UK economy? The UK government receives over £463 per second in taxes thanks to EU migrants, according to a new report by Rapid Formations. European immigration into the UK has reached a record high. Last year, 28 EU migrants entered the country every hour – sparking fears that these unprecedented migration levels may prove a fatal blow to the UK’s public sector. But according to immigration experts, EU migrants actually contribute around 13.5% more in taxes than they’re receiving in benefits. Based on 2011 data, every second, European migrants cost…
  • Where to display details of your Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

    Rachel Craig
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:01 am
    Where to display details of your Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) The Companies Act 2006 requires LLPs to disclose certain business details to the general public at its registered office address and other places of business, on official business stationary and all websites. These trading disclosure regulations are included in ‘The Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/17), and they are in place to ensure the legal identity of every LLP is revealed to anyone who has, or may wish to have, dealings with the LLP.
  • How do I choose the right accountant for my business?

    Rachel Craig
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
    How do I choose the right accountant for my business? As a business owner, you’d probably like to think you know a thing or two about numbers – but when you’re waist deep in HR disputes, new marketing tactics and total quality management exercises, it can be pretty difficult to find enough time to balance the books. It’s time to face facts: you need to hire an accountant. The process itself can be a little daunting. In fact, selecting the right accountant is usually one of the most crucial decisions a small business owner will ever have to make. Choose wisely, and you’ll save time,…
  • How to correctly prepare and file documents for Companies House

    Rachel Craig
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:40 am
    How to correctly prepare and file documents for Companies House The safest and most secure way to deliver statutory information to Companies House is through WebFiling or Software Filing. These services enable the submission and acknowledgement of electronic data sent by companies and LLPs to Companies House. The Software Filing service operates by the electronic transmission of documents to Companies House via an HTTPS link using Extensible Markup Language (XML). Rapid Formations provides access to electronic filing facilities through an Online Admin Portal. This service is available 24/7 to…
  • Why are profits at UK law firms going up?

    Rachel Craig
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:01 am
    Why are profits at UK law firms going up? UK law firms enjoyed a year of ‘sustained economic improvement’ and stellar profits according to the latest Financial Benchmarking Report from NatWest and RBS. The research – now in its third year – looks at the performance of law firms operating in the SME space with revenues below £35 million. The report showed the average rate of fee growth at 5% (up on last year’s 3%) equating to a median fee per equity partner of £473,000. The median fee per fee earner was £138,000 – a notional increase of £2,000 on the previous year.
 
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    Exit Promise

  • 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…
  • Google Analytics Reports: What Are Visitors Doing on Your Website?

    Jane and Scot Noel
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    You’ve invested in Search Optimizing your website with better content, meta-code, and Social Media links. Traffic to your site has increased, and you’ve even started to receive more calls and orders. What’s next? The first thing to realize is that SEO is an open-ended process that is never really complete. It comes with victories and setbacks, and you need to be vigilant about the ways in which your web visitors interact with your site. The post Google Analytics Reports: What Are Visitors Doing on Your Website? appeared first on Exit Promise.
  • Latest Forbes Post: Small Business Owner Retirement Strategies

    Holly Magister
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:27 am
    According to the Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration, “Currently, the Social Security Board of Trustees projects program cost to rise by 2035 so that taxes will be enough to pay for only 75 percent of scheduled benefits.” This bleak reality is not of great concern to the successful entrepreneur who may not need to rely heavily on social security benefits retirement. Yet, any potential reduction in social security benefits in the future is a serious threat to the well-being of the 28 million small business owners in America. The post Latest Forbes Post: Small Business Owner…
  • How to Know When It’s the Right Time to Borrow Money for Your Small Business

    Tom Gazaway
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    Obtaining financing from a bank or lender for your small business can be quite the task. That’s why it’s important to know when it’s the right time to do it. You may not get the results you want if you do it at the wrong time. Depending on your business goals and objectives, you may want to borrow money right away or bootstrap for as long as possible and borrow money later on down the line. Below are 4 questions you should ask yourself (and answer) to determine if you’re ready to borrow money for your small business (especially if it is a startup). The post How to Know When It’s the…
  • Liquidated Damages Provisions in the Sale of a Business

    Holly Magister
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    When things go wrong with the sale of a business the parties involved look for remedies in the liquidated damages provisions established in the purchase agreement. Such provisions are included when a purchase agreement has been signed in advance of an actual closing when the business is transferred and a purchase price is paid. The post Liquidated Damages Provisions in the Sale of a Business appeared first on Exit Promise.
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  • 2015 USPS Rate Increase

    Jonathan Tran
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    In light of the Postal Regulatory Commission‘s (PRC) approval of proposed rate increase for competitive products, USPS has proposed a service rate increase for 2015 starting on April 26th. The following list outlines the majority of services that will be affected:   Domestic Services: Parcel Select will increase on average 8.0% for non-Lightweight Parcel Select Parcel Return Service will have an overall price increase of 4.8% (increase will be determined by where parcel is retrieved) First-Class Package Service will increase 5.1% with no structural changes Standard Post will increase…
  • The drop shipping fulfillment opportunity part 3: Suppliers

    Tony Holbrook
    13 Mar 2015 | 3:48 pm
    This is the third post in our series on drop shipping. Please click here to see the previous post.   To sell Direct to Consumer (D2C), or not? Is this the true question suppliers face in today’s retail environment? Not really. The question isn’t whether you should support D2C fulfillment, but when and how quickly can you do it. Shipwire works with manufacturers, suppliers, and brands of all sizes. Recently, a consistent theme we’ve heard from these parties is that they are looking for solutions to support drop ship fulfillment. The demand for this type of fulfillment is…
  • The drop shipping fulfillment opportunity part 2: Retailers

    Tony Holbrook
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:16 pm
    This is the second post in our series on drop shipping. Please click here to start at the beginning of the series.   Drop shipping challenges and solutions for e-commerce retailers From the perspective of a retailer, pure-play, or brick and mortar, the concept of drop shipping makes a lot of sense. As long as pain points that sometimes arise with this business model are addressed, drop shipping can provide advantages that can be real differentiators for retailers. In this post, we’re discussing drop ship pain points — primarily because it’s important for e-commerce retailers to be…
  • Shipwire V3 UI Upgrade

    Tony Holbrook
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:53 am
    Shipwire will soon begin upgrading all merchants to the new UI (User Interface), Shipwire V3. This means you will experience an application that’s friendlier and easier to use, a brand new Guided Product Creation Tool, and much more. In order to explain Shipwire V3, we’ve put together a quick video to help familiarize you with all the updates in under five minutes. While this is an exciting milestone for us, as always, we are focused on taking care of our customers. In order to make the transition to Shipwire V3 as smooth as possible, we’ll be rolling out the upgrade in phases. Here…
  • Shipwire V3 Application Launch

    Tony Holbrook
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Many lucky merchants are already using (and loving) the new experience and the features that come with it. Shipwire accounts created after Nov. 4, 2014 are already operating on Shipwire V3, as are a handful of existing accounts belonging to merchants who were invaluable in testing the new application and providing us with feedback during its development. We can’t wait to upgrade all our users’ accounts. The new tools accessible with Shipwire V3 were designed from the ground up with our customers in mind, and we’re eager to see them put to use! In order to explain Shipwire V3, we’ve…
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    The Brook Expert Insights Blog

  • 3 Supply Chain Risk Insights That You Shouldn't Ignore

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    A seamless, efficient supply chain process that operates like a well-oiled machine. Seems like a dream, right? Actually, it isn’t. For many decades, business analysts and forward-thinking professionals have worked and striven to enhance supply chain fluidity and simplify inventory management techniques.
  • 13 Statistics highlighting how important inventory management is to your business

    23 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Statistics govern our lives. Not only are they relevant for the decision making process, they help us avoid dangers and anticipate risks. For example, knowing vehicle safety statistics, such as how the presence of overhead and side-impact airbags can help prevent accident-related injuries whilst driving, helps to influence our decisions in which auto to purchase.  
  • 3 Inventory management techniques to help you keep track of suppliers

    18 Mar 2015 | 3:41 am
    Companies that perform distribution services, utilise warehouses for inventory, or that stock materials for manufacturing can find it difficult and time-consuming to keep track of all their necessary suppliers.
  • How much does warehousing and distribution impact your bottom line?

    12 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Finding actionable methods that control costs is a crucial component in business operations. Whether your company serves the general public, such as in retail or food service, or you transact the distribution of goods.
  • 4 ERP implementation tips for developing sustainable warehouse solutions

    10 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Whether you operate discrete or process manufacturing, perform distribution services, or stock goods for retail, developing sustainable warehouse solutions is essential for achieving long-term success. The conscientious decision to focus on what is commonly known as the triple bottom line—economic, environmental, and social dimensions—involved in operation is a comprehensive business philosophy. And with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system in place, enacting sustainability measures becomes much easier.
 
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    MarketsandMarkets Blog

  • HD Voice Market Growing with Rising VoLTE Adoption and Changes in Usage Models

    MarketsandMarkets
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:36 am
    High definition or wideband voice extends the audio signal frequency range for higher quality speech. It provides better audio experience to the VoIP communication, which is one of the major driving factors for the adoption of this technology. These services are rapidly being adopted to match the business telephone systems across different industrial verticals. According to the latest reports, rising demand and rapidly advancing technologies are expected to be the major driving factors for the HD voice market. the market is expected to witness impressive growth over the next few years with…
  • Pico Projector Market Driven by Integration in Smartphones – A Review

    MarketsandMarkets
    16 Mar 2015 | 2:38 am
    Pico projector or handheld projector enables image projectors in the mobile devices. Revolutionary advancements in the mobile devices like personal digital assistants, mobile phones and digital cameras which have strong memory capacities. Growing demand for the presentation and attachment of display screens are expected to create more demand for this type of projectors around the world. According to the researchers, the global pico projector market is expected to witness steady growth over the next few years. This growth is mainly driven by the smartphone revolution and rising demand from…
  • Access Control Market Driven by 4 Major Factors – An Overview

    MarketsandMarkets
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:35 am
    Access control is important in the fields of information and physical security. This is the process of providing selective and restrained access to various resources and locations. Various levels of authorizations provide permission to consumption, usage, and sharing these resources and places. According to the researchers, the global access control market is poised to witness impressive growth over the next few years. This growth is mainly driven by advancing technology and rise in the rate of adoption of this technology. Rising globalization is also expected to influence the demand in this…
  • Silicon Photonics Market Driven by 4 Major Factors – An Overview

    MarketsandMarkets
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:44 am
    Silicon photonics is an emerging technology that uses silicon as the optical medium for the study of photonics. It provides low cost integration of the components at an ultra-large scale. It provides high speed transmission at lower cost, which is influencing the growth in demand for these products around the world. According to the researchers, advancing technologies and growth in the innovative applications are also expected to influence the silicon photonics market. According to them, the rising demand from the emerging markets is also expected to boost the growth pattern in this market on…
  • Quantum Dots Market Grows Explosively with Rising Demand for Superior Performance

    MarketsandMarkets
    12 Mar 2015 | 6:34 am
    Quantum dot (QD) is a type of nanostructure in semiconductor. It confines valence band holes and conduction of band electrons through electrostatic potential or presence of a semiconductor surface. These particles are traditionally called chalcogenides of various metals. These metals include zinc and cadmium. Manufacturers can change the size and structure of these particles, which is considered to be a vital characteristic of the quantum dot. According to the research reports, the global quantum dots market is expected to grow at an exponential rate over the next few years. This growth is…
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    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…
  • 7 Ways to Motivate Your Team Red-Carpet Style

    Will Ratliff
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:29 am
    There are a lot of ways to motivate your team and let them know you appreciate them. Since we are in the season of major award shows and nominations, I wanted to offer some suggestions on ways to help motivate and encourage your people “red-carpet style.” Several of these can be done with a limited budget and many of these can be tweaked or combined to create an all-out superstar event that your people will talk about for years to come. 1. Roll out the red carpet Make your employees feel like stars. Surprise them with a red carpet experience that they won’t soon forget.
  • 5 Ways to Transform Your Team’s New Year’s Resolutions into Adventurous Goals

    Will Ratliff
    6 Jan 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Now is the time when people think about and set New Year’s Resolutions. Chances are you have as well. However, I am not a big fan of most New Year’s Resolutions and here’s why: They’re rarely specific. They’re easy to break. They lack focus and clarity. They’re seldom risky. There’s typically no accountability. I use this time of the year to set specific goals for how I want my upcoming year to look. There is a process I use to set goals, and it is one that I have used for a number of years, and it is something that I have taught to students and…
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    Consumerist

  • How Did The Hot Dog Get Such A Bad Rap?

    Mary Beth Quirk
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    When I was but a wee MBQ, I’d often sit in front of the refrigerator when no one was watching and eat hot dogs straight out of the package. “Gasp!” friends would later say when I recalled that guilty pleasure. “Do you even know what’s in hot dogs?” That widespread urban caveat of hot dogs as tubes of mystery meat has persisted, but is there anything actually scary about the contents of a hot dog? From the humble supermarket packaged dog destined for the campfire, to the exalted gourmet encased meats cooked up by professional chefs, consumers have a wide…
  • Here’s What Co-Branded Sprint-RadioShack Stores Will Probably Look Like

    Laura Northrup
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Yesterday, the sale of 1,740 remaining RadioShack stores to hedge fund Standard General was approved by a bankruptcy court. We’ve known since before the bankruptcy filing that their plan is to team up with Sprint to re-open stores that will be part phone store, part RadioShack merchandise. What would that look like? Sprint has already showed us. Well, they showed the federal bankruptcy court in Delaware, which makes them public documents. Here’s the original document: the later pages aren’t all that interesting to people who aren’t heavily into retail demolition. The…
  • One Year After Merger, Men’s Wearhouse Announces Layoffs At Jos. A. Bank HQ

    Laura Northrup
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:56 pm
    (Xurble)It was a little over a year ago that Men’s Wearhouse and Jos. A. Bank ended months of contentious courtship and merged, with Men’s Wearhouse acquiring the smaller clothing chain for $1.8 billion. Now, the honeymoon is over, and Men’s Wearhouse is laying off or transferring some employees at Jos. A. Bank HQ in Hampstead, Maryland. Men’s Wearhouse plans to lay off 122 employees and move many of the positions currently based in Maryland to Men’s Wearhouse offices in New York City and in Fremont, California. Shortly after the merger in June of last year,…
  • Bankruptcy Court Approves Sale Of 1,740 RadioShacks To Standard General

    Laura Northrup
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:56 pm
    (Phillip Pessar)The Great RadioShack Bankruptcy Auction Standoff may be over. The 94-year-old electronics retailer declared bankruptcy in February, and then closed around half of its stores, selling their leases. The company wanted to rid itself of the rest of its stores before April began so they won’t have to pay April rent on all of those stores out of money that should be going to their creditors. The most important creditor here is Standard General, which is using RadioShack’s debt to the hedge fund as part of its bid for 1,740 of the chain’s remaining stores. Today,…
  • Flight’s Inaugural Journey Delayed After Firefighters Accidentally Spray Plane With Foam

    Mary Beth Quirk
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    (Aero Icarus)Picture this: You’re all hyped up and ready to fly across the ocean as part of an airline’s inaugural journey to a destination across the ocean, everyone is cheering, the excitement is building and then suddenly foam is spraying everywhere. Celebration over, and you’re forced to wait a night to get off the ground. Delays are annoying, yes, but rarely are they caused by celebrating firefighters pressing the wrong button. That’s what’s reportedly behind the delay of Virgin Atlantic’s first flight from Manchester, England to Atlanta, GA, reports…
 
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    Strategic Thinking | Principles of Execution

  • PofE 072: 7 Principles For Developing A Culture That Works!

    Gerald J. Leonard
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Great organizational culture accounts for a 20 to 30% performance improve according to Harvard Professor Emeritus James L. Heskett. Leaders must implement the principles of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PofE 071: 3 Ways To Improve Organizational Productivity With Portfolio Management

    Gerald J. Leonard
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    Productivity gains are key to the bottom line profits of your department and organization because they allow you to accomplish more with less. The purpose... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PofE 070: Making The Most of Your Constrained Resources

    Gerald J. Leonard
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:15 am
    Achieving and maintaining an optimized resource allocation process is difficult and is a highly diffused process. During this webinar recording I will discuss ways to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PofE 069: Dr. Willie Jolley, An Attitude of Excellence

    Gerald J. Leonard
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    Premise: The premise of “An Attitude of Excellence”, written by Dr. Willie Jolley is that excellence is the hallmark or touchstone for all high-performing organizations.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PofE 068: How to Improve Your Organization's PPM Maturity Level

    Gerald J. Leonard
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:31 am
    The essence of an IT strategic plan is to align the IT department with the organization’s strategic intent, vision and business objectives in concert with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Hotel News Resource

  • Wyndham Launches Industry Leading, Automated Revenue Management System in Cloud-Based PMS

    31 Mar 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Collaborates with Infor, TravelClick and Elavon to offer franchisees exclusive, best-in-class, solutions
  • Wyndham Hotel Group Conference Outlines Major Quality, Technology and Marketing Initiatives

    31 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    Aggressive marketing initiatives, including the announcement of an exciting new loyalty program, as well as access to better technology and a renewed emphasis on quality and brands were the central themes highlighted today at Wyndham Hotel Group’s Global Conference as thousands of franchisees from around the world joined together for the opening session.
  • Candlewood Suites Hotels Announced for Guanajuato and Queretaro

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:27 am
    InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) today announces plans to bring the Candlewood Suites brand to Mexico with the signing of two new properties in the states of Guanajuato and Queretaro. Both hotels are expected to open in 2016 and will be the brand's first hotels outside of the U.S. and Canada.
  • Riu Bravo Majorca Reopens

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    The renovated Riu Bravo hotel opened its doors on March 27th following a complete renovation. After five months of refurbishment work, this hotel in Playa de Palma is welcoming its first guests with a fresh, modern style as well as updated facilities and services.
  • Three Big Mistakes Companies Make with Their Customer-Facing Employees

    31 Mar 2015 | 10:01 am
    When you need a sleek, compelling way to attract customers, your marketing team can deliver. But if they aren't factoring in the customer feedback they receive from your sales team, it could all be for naught. Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey explain why pigeonholing your salespeople is a big mistake.
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    MIT SMR Management Report

  • One Quick Way to Track Emerging Industries

    Leslie Brokaw
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:38 pm
    Before introducing a new product to an emerging industry, companies should track the evolution of category labels in that industry. “To track the trends and dynamics over time within an emerging industry, the easiest method is to use Google Trends.” So write Fernando F. Suarez and Stine Grodal in their exploration of emerging industries and the role that product category labels often play. Category labels are words such as “snowboard” (instead of its early iteration, “snurfer”) and “smartphone” (instead of “PDA phone”). Suarez and Grodal’s argument is that…
  • Don’t Bet the Farm on the Winning Streak

    Leslie Brokaw
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Doing well, it turns out, is difficult to improve upon. When people see or experience a winning streak, they often assume that the performance will continue to improve — and make decisions based on that assumption. But this belief may be flawed, particularly if individuals are viewing initial absolute performance as a precursor of subsequent performance improvement. Researchers Clayton R. Critcher and Emily L. Rosenzweig found that while positive results are often consistent with one another (for example, strong midterms often point to high final exam scores), performance improvement can be…
  • How Can Managers Better Manage Their Managers?

    Leslie Brokaw
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:22 am
    Subsidiary managers need to move beyond their frustrations with headquarters and take some responsibility for running the relationship. Most managers will recognize this scenario: Higher-ups schedule site visits with a stated desire to “learn” or to “exchange ideas.” But when they show up, they want to fix. They want to change things and insert their own agendas. They don’t listen very closely. Managers of subsidiaries of global companies, in particular, know this well. “Even with the best of intentions, headquarters’ ‘support’ can easily mutate into ‘hyper-attention’…
  • The Motivating Power of Team Collaborations

    Leslie Brokaw
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Employees can be inspired to perform better if their creativity is challenged. “Freedom from conformity was a welcome change that enabled [employee] creativity to flourish,” write Hari Kumar and Satish Raghavendran, in the Fall 2014 issue of MIT Sloan Management Review. In their article “Bringing Fun and Creativity to Work,” Kumar and Raghavendran detail how leaders in their own organization, Deloitte LLP, worked to boost employee engagement and promote innovation and entrepreneurship. Companies are hungry for engagement, but they often struggle to figure out what works. “On the…
  • How Quickly Can You Get Employees Tweeting About Your Company?

    Leslie Brokaw
    31 Jan 2015 | 5:20 pm
    At Mitel, an Ontario business communications company, managers have enlisted 1,600 people to become actively involved in social media. Ontario business communications company Mitel has been around for 41 years, but its profile is low. Martyn Etherington, the company’s chief marketing officer and chief of staff, is out to change that — and he thinks social media will be a big part of the process. In March of 2014, the company had about 30 people actively engaged in social media — using Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook to talk about the company. By November, that number had grown to 1,600…
 
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    LT Copywriting - Professional Blog

  • Want to Write the next BIG THING on YOUTUBE?

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Writing a Commercial Commercials are more than just on TV. They are on Youtube, Facebook, and any other online media. They are a great way to get your company and your message out there. Which is why you need to know the different types of commercials and and the best tips and tricks in writing them. But before we go into the Top 12 Most used Commercial Types, you have to know the general layout of a commercial. There are four basic commercial lengths - 10, 30, 60, and 120 seconds. o   Ten-second commercials are usually “ID” or identification spots.      …
  • Why You’re NOT a Millionaire.

    20 Mar 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Might as well have no head without them. The 7 Skills You Need to Pick-Up to be Successful. There are many skills in the world that you can learn to be successful, and without them, you won't. They can be anything from speaking and writing to leadership and strategy. But when you boil them down. There are 7 that are more important than all others. They are fundamental because they entail both maintaining and maximizing the mind and body. And creating abilities you can leverage to be successful. Now let’s be off. #1 : Habit Formation and Alteration – One skill that you need to…
  • The Fives Ways to Hack Your Brain's Productivity

    12 Mar 2015 | 7:14 pm
    More Honey. Less Time. Top 5 Productivity Hacks Do you want to be more productive, but don’t know how? Then you are in luck as this month’s Top 5 is how to become more productive during your daily routine. #1: Power Naps Feel like your mind is done for the day? Overworked? And Overwhelmed? Power naps are the best way to rejuvenate yourself as long as you don’t go over 30 minutes. Doing so enters you into a deeper sleep that causes the grogginess people feel after waking up and why they hate naps. #2: Take a Break Take at least 3 major breaks a day. This helps invigorate your…
  • Work Sucks?                                                                                                                             How do you make it better?

    5 Mar 2015 | 9:23 am
    Exhausted by work? Work Sucks. What makes work suck? It’s boring and unfun. Which is the widespread cause of turnover, lack of morale, and general uneasiness throughout the work place. Next question. How do you make it suck less? Well it turns out, a great management technique to use is Gamifying. Gamifying, the art of turning everyday work into a game that people enjoy to play. For Example: Filling out forms? Find out who can do it the fastest with the least amount of mistakes and reward them with a massage, time off, or to trade a work project they are working on to someone else. Need…
  • Common Sense is a LIE!                                                                                                                And how do you escape from its embrace?

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Perception is not Reality. Common Sense doesn't Exist. Common Sense is a lie.A lie that has frustrated me for a long long time as it is the cause of most misunderstandings and hatreds in the world. Why is Common Sense a lie?Well let’s define it first:Common Sense as defined from thee Merriam-Webster Dictionary.COMMON SENSE:  Sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts.The initial problem with this definition is the assumption of “Simple Perception”. And where the disconnect lies is in the assumption “that…
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    Company Rescue Blog

  • Commercial premises – to rent or to buy?

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:27 am
    Finding the right commercial premises is a crucial early step for any business owner. One of the first decisions you’ll need to make is whether to rent or buy – but which is right for you? This brief guide will give you a rundown of what you need to consider for both options. Renting The shorter-term option, renting is more flexible, as it doesn’t tie you down to a particular property. This makes it easier to relocate if your business needs change; for instance, if you need to expand. Another factor that is particularly helpful for fledgling businesses – who often…
  • MPs call for change in insolvency process after City Link's collapse

    23 Mar 2015 | 5:49 am
    Since the administration of City Link in December, a group of MPs have been looking closely at how the situation was handled leading up to the administrators' appointment. The MPs overall view was that employees were not given priority when the company fell into financial difficulty, and were not given enough notice before City Link entered administration on Christmas Eve.   Under current insolvency law, if a company does not follow the statutory redundancy consultation process, they will be fined for this. However MPs have highlighted that in the case of City Link, the risk of ceasing…
  • Number of high street retailers continuing to fall

    16 Mar 2015 | 8:25 am
    A total of 5,839 stores closed in the UK last year with 987 being retail outlets. This is an increase of 600 shops since 2013, according to research by PwC. The majority of store closures included mobile phone shops, pawnbrokers and quick cash shops as well as clothing and food retailers. We’ve reported over the last few years of problems that retailers face, including expensive business rates, high rent and significant shifts in consumer spending patterns. Over the last few years, the move from traditional retailers to online and discount stores has changed every high street in the UK,…
  • Free insolvency toolkit for accountants

    12 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    Calling all accountants! Receive a free professional toolkit for access to cashflow templates, insolvency advice and turnaround solutions to help your clients.  This includes expert guides to: Time to pay programmes Company dissolution Warning signs of a struggling business Company voluntary arrangements  Creditors voluntary liquidation Administration and pre-pack administration    Use these guides to help your clients decide on the right options for their business. All the information is stored in a small USB stick so you can easily email or print off PDFs and…
  • Group of SMEs to sue RBS

    2 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    205 small and medium sized businesses are uniting to sue RBS, over the bank’s restructuring department (Global Restructuring Group) and its handling of struggling businesses. RBS and GRG have been involved in investigations since 2013 when the Tomlinson Report revealed small businesses were allegedly forced to go bust under GRG’s supervision, ensuring the bank would profit from fees and assets. The FCA is currently looking into GRG’s actions before it is wound down by RBS.  Enyo Law firm, Lord Pannick QC and Andrew Hunter QC will represent the SMEs involved, known as…
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    Hyrell Blog

  • Internal and External Recruiting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    24 Mar 2015 | 1:00 pm
    When openings become available in your company, you want to shout: “We are hiring!” far and wide. But before you start yelling from the mountain tops, take a step back and ask yourself: “Where should I start looking for candidates? Should I look internally or externally?” This is a dilemma for hiring officials. While many companies have "promote from within" policies (where you need to start at the bottom and work your way up), others focus their efforts on the outside candidate pool. Incorporating a mix of internal and external applicants into your talent pipeline is the best…
  • How to Solve Your Biggest Hiring Problems with an ATS

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:07 am
    After so many unqualified applicants and several unreturned phone calls, you may find yourself losing the faith you will come across your “diamond in the rough”. Don’t pack it in after a papercut or two! An Applicant Tracking System can bring the joy back to filling your next vacancy. Spoiler Alert:  An ATS won’t give you a papercut! Problem #1: No Guidance on Job Descriptions Most of us can say we have experienced “writer’s block” at some point. Not to mention, writing a job description can be time consuming, especially if it is a brand new position. An ATS can provide a…
  • Why We Love HR Pros

    13 Feb 2015 | 6:37 am
    Roses are red... Violets are blue...We love HR pros... And you should too!  At times, the Human Resources department can be vilified by the rest of the company. Employees subconsciously (and sometimes unfairly) associate discipline or termination with HR. At Hyrell, we know Human Resource professionals bring a lot of positivity to the organization. You recruit, hire, train and retain top talent -- and without top talent, how successful can your company be?  HR is very much the “heartbeat” of any organization. Once you find a few top candidates, you “pump” fresh…
  • Speaking the Millennial Hiring Lingo

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    Millennials are a generation that have been fascinating marketers for years. They behave differently than Generation X and Baby Boomers, but why are marketers interested so in Millennials? Answer: Now they have buying power! How do they have buying power? They are entering the workforce (and some have already been in the workplace for years), so marketers are definitely onto something by paying attention to them. Generation Y (aka Millennials) were born between 1977 and 2000, and they tend to be more pushy and demanding than their parents, which is why YOU may need to update your hiring…
  • 4 Core Question Types to Include In Your Interview Process

    22 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    Having a general outline of the types of questions to ask a potential employee is a MUST for an effective and organized interview process. Questions that require only a “yes” or “no” answer will do you little to no good, and won’t reveal much information – but how do you know which questions will offer the most insight? All interview questions are not created equal, so know what types of questions will benefit you most before meeting your candidates.  Introductory Questions Don’t dismiss the importance of a few introductory questions that get the ball rolling. Simple…
 
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    Matter Solutions

  • From Digital to Print: 5 Design Lessons

    Svanhild Egge
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:09 pm
    As a designer there’s usually that one thing you’re really good at and have a burning passion for. Your specialty could be digital, branding, magazines, web or print to name a few. Specialising is important, but sometimes it’s good to get out of your comfort zone and try the other areas as well – get… The post From Digital to Print: 5 Design Lessons appeared first on Matter Solutions.
  • Your Guide to Online Marketing Conferences in 2015

    Ruth Dunn
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Are you ready for an action-packed year of conferences? We are! Whether you’re an online marketing veteran or you’re testing the water, conferences are a great place to learn, connect and perhaps get thrown in the deep end (in a good way). There’s nothing quite like walking into a buzzing room of bright minds and people… The post Your Guide to Online Marketing Conferences in 2015 appeared first on Matter Solutions.
  • How To Handle Negative Feedback On Social Media

    Jen Mackie
    8 Feb 2015 | 5:01 pm
    No matter how you feel about social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, there’s no denying that they have become an integral part of most business’s marketing and customer relations operations. Whether you have many interactions with customers on social media every day, or only a few each month, you can’t afford to be… The post How To Handle Negative Feedback On Social Media appeared first on Matter Solutions.
  • How to Find Inspiration for Your Graphic Designs

    Svanhild Egge
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:13 pm
    As a designer, have you ever been really keen to start a new project, but then suddenly your brain hits a brick wall, and you can’t come up with any good ideas? Sometimes you need to think outside of the box to get your design juices flowing again, and maybe even leave the comfort of… The post How to Find Inspiration for Your Graphic Designs appeared first on Matter Solutions.
  • Expert Tips: How to Stick to Your Publishing Schedule

    Ruth Dunn
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Those who have mastered the art of sticking to their goals enjoy the sweet satisfaction of looking at their publishing schedule. For many other writers, however, publishing schedules can be a bit like a mirror. You don’t really want to look at it in the morning, but you have to in order to prepare for… The post Expert Tips: How to Stick to Your Publishing Schedule appeared first on Matter Solutions.
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    convergepoint.com

  • How to Evaluate Contract Management Systems from an IT Perspective

    Katharine Lau
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:58 pm
    As an IT project manager or SharePoint administrator with your own job tasks and processes, it can be a challenge to evaluate software vendors based on the needs and from the standpoint of another department, especially without knowledge of their
  • 5 Tips to Choosing Software that Employees Will Happily Train On

    Katharine Lau
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:09 pm
    As your organization expands, so does the onboarding and employee training process. When the company outgrows its current method of managing training materials and records in Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel, three-ring binders, printed handouts and scanned PDFs, HR, safety, compliance
  • Now’s the Time to Test Your Policy Management’s Effectiveness

    Katharine Lau
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:32 pm
    How many of your employees leave scribbled passwords on post-it notes under their keyboards on their desks or taped to the bottom of a drawer? Or, they have confidential information on their laptops, which they take home to work on?
  • Quick Tips to Evaluate Contract Processes: Requests, Creation, Review

    Katharine Lau
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:39 pm
    Whether you’re looking to overhaul or refine current contract processes, start at the beginning — with contract requests. Often, legal departments’ inefficiency stems from juggling and prioritizing the volume of requests, which come to them via email, phone calls, handwritten
  • Build Database of Preferred Vendors to Reduce Costs and Strengthen Compliance

    Katharine Lau
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Supply chain management, healthcare organizations’ second most expensive cost after labor, will become a central discussion as executive leadership looks for ways to better manage and curtail spending. Supply chain management’s responsibilities require a tough balancing act: source quality materials,
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    Purchasing, Procurement and Supply Chain Management Insights

  • Finding a Better Way: Kim Cope, Early Entrepreneurs

    Brittany Whitmore
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Written by: Brittany Whitmore Procurify believes in people and organizations that are working to find a better way in their communities and the world at large. We chatted with Kim Cope, founder of Early Entrepreneurs to talk about what she is doing to find a better way to teach the next generation of leaders about entrepreneurship. What is Early Entrepreneurs and when was it founded? Early Entrepreneurs Early Entrepreneurs (EE) ignites innovation within students through ethical entrepreneurship and philanthropy with impact. We work with educators from kindergarten to grade 12 to bring the…
  • Finding a Better Way: Myriam Laroche, Eco-Fashion Week

    Brittany Whitmore
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Written by: Brittany Whitmore Procurify believes in people and organizations that are working to find a better way in their communities and the world at large. We chatted with Myriam Laroche, founder of Eco-Fashion Week to talk about what she is doing to find a better way in the fashion industry. Eco-Fashion Week What is Eco-Fashion week and when was it founded? Eco Fashion Week (EFW) is an international platform for designers, brands, buyers, media and manufacturers to all come together and discuss and highlight the global  fashion  industry’s  most  innovative  solutions  to …
  • Purchasing in the fashion industry: Interview with Vivian Rempel

    Matt Lim
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Written by: Matt Lim Insights from Vivian Rempel, London buyer for the London vintage reproduction fashion industry. Vivian Rempel is an emerging buyer in London’s vintage reproduction fashion industry and has a focus on vintage fashion. Ms. Rempel, originally from Vancouver, Canada, made her way to England to be part of the fashion scene and has not looked back. We engaged Vivian Rempel to learn about her decision to become a buyer and what she has learned thus far. When did you know you wanted to become a buyer? I would say when I received my first pay check from my part time…
  • Traction Conference Brings Growth Experts to Vancouver June 18

    Brittany Whitmore
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Written by: Brittany Whitmore Want to improve your growth hacking skills to take your business to the next level? Join Traction Conference, Canada’s largest gathering of growth experts coming to Vancouver on Thursday, June 18, 2015. Traction is a one-day conference that will teach startups distribution strategies and tactics for acquiring explosive growth. Learn everything from content marketing to analytics, testing, conversion optimization, retention, virality, monetization, sales, partnerships and more from 30 of the most influential names from the fastest growing companies of the last…
  • Cloud Computing and Supply Chain Management

    Jason Gray
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:03 am
    Written by: Jason Gray As supply chains start to look more like tangled webs with many supplier, requester and shipping partners, cloud-based solutions will be the solution of choice to improve visibility, decision making and scaling with cost savings. Cloud computing has created new opportunities for network management and information sharing across many industries and business needs. With so many people involved and so many pieces of information vital to know, cloud solutions might be the only realistic way to keep track of it all moving forward. Awesome Bonus Content: Download the Three…
 
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    Euro Exchange Rate NewsEuro Exchange Rate News

  • Euro to Australian Dollar (EUR/AUD) Exchange Rate Forecast to Advance on Positive Euro-Area Manufacturing Data

    Ollie Carpenter
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:52 am
    Euro to Australian Dollar (EUR/AUD) Exchange Rate Forecast to Advance on Positive Euro-Area Manufacturing Data The Euro to Australian Dollar (EUR/AUD) exchange rate strengthened by around 0.46% on Wednesday morning. After European economic data produced positive results, the common currency appreciated versus the majority of its most traded currency competitors. The advance has been somewhat laboured, however, with the tensions surrounding Greece still weighing heavily on demand. The Australian Dollar, meanwhile, softened versus most of its major peers despite positive data out of China. The…
  • Euro Exchange Rate (EUR/GBP, EUR/CHF, EUR/JPY) Forecast: Swiss Franc Firm as Manufacturing Stabilises in SNB Fallout

    Ashleigh Fox
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:24 am
    Euro Exchange Rate (EUR/GBP, EUR/CHF, EUR/JPY) Forecast: Swiss Franc Firm as Manufacturing Stabilises in SNB Fallout The Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) exchange rate advanced on Wednesday after upbeat Markit Eurozone and UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Indexes (PMI) emerged, while the Euro to Japanese Yen (EUR/JPY) exchange rate also climbed, the Euro to Swiss Franc (EUR/CHF) exchange rate was trading lower after upbeat PMI. Wednesday kicked off with Japan’s Tankan Large Manufacturers Index remaining at 12 in the first quarter rather than increasing to 14 as forecast. The Tankan…
  • Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Exchange Rate Forecast to Trend within Narrow Range ahead of US Manufacturing Data

    Ollie Carpenter
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:13 am
    Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Exchange Rate Forecast to Trend within Narrow Range ahead of US Manufacturing Data The Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rate was trending within a limited range on Wednesday morning. After European economic data printed positively, the shared currency edged higher versus many of its most traded currency rivals. The appreciation has been somewhat sluggish, however, with the tension between Greece and creditors stymieing investor confidence. The US Dollar, meanwhile, is generally trending higher versus most of its major peers in response to Tuesday’s positive…
  • Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) Exchange Rate Forecast to Tick Lower on Euro-Area Manufacturing

    Ollie Carpenter
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:35 am
    Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) Exchange Rate Forecast to Tick Lower on Euro-Area Manufacturing The Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate softened by around -0.43% on Wednesday morning. Although British manufacturing data printed in line with expectations, the Pound edged lower versus many of its most traded currency rivals. The declination is as a result of the weight of the forthcoming general election continuing to stymie investor confidence. The Euro, meanwhile, advanced versus many of its major peers after having declined significantly over the past few days. The appreciation…
  • Pound Exchange Rate (GBP/EUR, GBP/USD) Forecast: Sterling Dives Versus Euro/US Dollar – ONS says UK Productivity Decline is ‘Unprecedented’

    Ashleigh Fox
    1 Apr 2015 | 2:19 am
    Pound Exchange Rate (GBP/EUR, GBP/USD) Forecast: Sterling Dives Versus Euro/US Dollar – ONS says UK Productivity Decline is ‘Unprecedented’ The Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate continued to trade lower in the second half of Wednesday’s European session after ONS productivity statistics, while the Pound Sterling to US Dollar (GBP/AUD) exchange rate softened ahead of US ISM Manufacturing data. Earlier… The Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate was trading softly on Wednesday despite an upbeat Markit UK Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index…
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    Growing Earth

  • Making Structurally Weak Trees Less Likely to Fail

    Josh Wolf
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    There are a number of different reasons why a tree may be structurally weak. One of the most common reasons is that the tree has co-dominant trunks. This is when a single base is supporting two large trunks. If the two trunks grow away from each other and form a […]
  • Get the Facts on Winter Tree Care

    Josh Wolf
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:43 am
    If the trees in your yard have been established for a few years, you may think that they don’t need any special winter tree care. After all, you don’t see anyone giving trees in the forest any special treatment during the winter, and they survive just fine, right? Well, believe […]
  • One Minute Arborist: Pest and Disease Problems

    Josh Wolf
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    ISA Certified Arborist discusses how pest and disease problems can cause havoc with your trees. A healthy tree is less likely to succumb to an attack. More One Minute Arborist videos.
  • Winter Tree Pruning Tips

    Josh Wolf
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:42 am
    As the temperatures have dropped during the winter months, you’ve no doubt been spending less and less time outside. You’ve certainly not been doing any gardening, and you’re probably not thinking much about your trees, either. However, though you may want to hibernate all winter, if you want your trees […]
  • One Minute Arborist More Signs of Trouble

    Josh Wolf
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:46 pm
    One Minute Arborist More Signs of Trouble Quick points about common diseases, pests, structural issues like split trunks.
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    CHAOTICNESS

  • Homeless Rates are Surging in Ireland with Record Home Repossessions

    Steve C
    8 Mar 2015 | 8:33 pm
    The Irish Times reporting that record home repossessions are exceeding each month and with that the homeless rate increases more than ever. Ireland is desperate for a similar deal to get away from the absolute psychotic agenda that plagues the entire west at this time. Immigration surges and banks want possession of the homes in […] Homeless Rates are Surging in Ireland with Record Home Repossessions is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Homeless Rates are Surging in Ireland with Record Home Repossessions appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • The Rise of Anti-Globalization in Europe

    Steve C
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:17 am
      Recently in the news France has a new front runner and its not among the far right only as the media will tell you. Like the United States is desperate right now for leadership that will stop immigration, stop multiculturalism and stop the chaos that comes across our borders day in and day out […] The Rise of Anti-Globalization in Europe is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post The Rise of Anti-Globalization in Europe appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • Smart Cars are Desperately Needed Now

    Steve C
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:33 pm
    The United States is facing allot of major problems now with leadership that simply does everything against the American people. The fraud called multiculturalism is in route to destroy the organization we once had on the roads. Any of you that have traveled to any of the countries that currently have free passes into America […] Smart Cars are Desperately Needed Now is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Smart Cars are Desperately Needed Now appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • Are Chemtrails a Conspiracy Theory or are we Living in a Chemical Bong

    Steve C
    4 Jan 2015 | 3:38 pm
    I find it to be astonishing that when you do a search for chemtrails in Google on the very top of the search results is a box that states the following: Chemtrails are a conspiracy theory and some other rhetoric that you can see for yourself if they still have it up. Then we have […] Are Chemtrails a Conspiracy Theory or are we Living in a Chemical Bong is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Are Chemtrails a Conspiracy Theory or are we Living in a Chemical Bong appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • Dating Life in America Before Feminism and Similar Agenda’s

    Steve C
    28 Dec 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Having just watched several clips of old Dating Game episodes which I placed one video below, I just couldn’t believe the drastic differences. Although these women are very beautiful a few of which were women who later became famous such as Farrah Fawcett and Marcia Brady. Since the show was based in Studio city it […] Dating Life in America Before Feminism and Similar Agenda’s is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Dating Life in America Before Feminism and Similar Agenda’s appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
 
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    Number Direct » Articles

  • The 5 Tech Skills That Can Lead To High Paying Job Salaries

    Dan
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:36 am
    As the world becomes increasingly reliant on technology, and yet so many people remain ignorant to how it works, a career in tech can pay high salaries. The post The 5 Tech Skills That Can Lead To High Paying Job Salaries appeared first on Number Direct.
  • The Top 5 Most Successful Kickstarter Campaigns Ever: Infographic

    Kathryn Kearns
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    Not every Kickstarter campaign works out, but there are many that have reached their goal and then some. We take a look at the top 5 most funded campaigns Kickstarter has ever seen. The post The Top 5 Most Successful Kickstarter Campaigns Ever: Infographic appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Sky TV Are Offering A Brand New 32” LGTV For New Customers.

    Kathryn Kearns
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    Sky TV are giving away a brand new 32” LG TV’s if you sign up online. But before you open up a new tab, here’s what you need to know. The post Sky TV Are Offering A Brand New 32” LGTV For New Customers. appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Meet The Energy Saving Product Behind British Gas’ #tweettoheat Campaign

    Kathryn Kearns
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
    Looking to save money on your energy bills? This energy-saving product from British Gas could help you with that. The post Meet The Energy Saving Product Behind British Gas’ #tweettoheat Campaign appeared first on Number Direct.
  • How to prevent Yodel from messing up your iWatch delivery

    Kathryn Kearns
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:41 am
    Parcel delivery company, Yodel have remained one of the worst courier services in the UK. Here's how you can avoid getting burned by them. The post How to prevent Yodel from messing up your iWatch delivery appeared first on Number Direct.
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    Self Made Businessman

  • Case Study – Why I Spent Over $1500 Building A Free Chrome Extension

    Dave Schneider
    15 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    A few days ago Ninja Outreach launched its Chrome Extension – Ninja Outreach Lite. Download it here (it’s free, even if you don’t use NinjaOutreach).  This extension has been months in the making and has cost over $1,500 to build – all for a little button that sits at the top right of your Chrome browser. Wondering why I thought it was worth spending all that moola? Here’s an in-depth case study: What Is The Chrome Extension? The Chrome Extension is a free add-on to Chrome that also syncs with your NinjaOutreach account, should you have one. It’s an…
  • Monthly Growth Report – February 2015

    Dave Schneider
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Welcome to the February 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…
  • How To Be A Creative Hustler

    Dave Schneider
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:40 pm
    When I was 18 I applied to Harvard. Being one of 20k applicants with less than a 10% chance overall, I had to find a way to stand out. Most people look towards the obvious; having great test scores, well written essays and recommendations, and a well planned application. While all of these things are necessary, they don’t make you stand out. A lot of kids had these – that’s why they were applying. So I focused on something else – my patent. I few summers earlier, while working at an engineering lab, I worked on a project where I developed a water storage and delivery…
  • Case Study – What Happened When I Hired Two Interns?

    Dave Schneider
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:57 pm
    A few months ago I had the “brilliant” idea of hiring an intern for my blogger outreach software business, Ninja Outreach. At the time I wasn’t exactly sure what would come of it, but to my surprise I ended up taking on not one, but two interns over a 6 month period. Although I don’t have a lot of experience in this domain, this is likely new territory for a lot of readers, so I deemed it worth writing about, despite my relatively limited experience. This should in no way be viewed as a comprehensive article on hiring interns. Without a doubt there are rules and…
  • Monthly Growth Report – January 2015

    Dave Schneider
    15 Feb 2015 | 6:05 pm
    Welcome to the January 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…
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    RELATIVITY

  • Google’s one stop bill pay option

    25 Mar 2015 | 4:23 pm
    It seems like everyone from Samsung to Facebook is looking at how they can help you with your money. Google’s new service called pony express will allow users to pay their bills online as an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Get out of That Creative Rut!

    Baker Creative
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    Stuck in a creative rut? We all face times where we can’t come up with new ideas, lack motivation and end up frustrated. Although we tend to think of creativity as being spontaneous, just like other... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are you built to run your own business? | Business, CEO

    12 Feb 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Who hasn’t dreamed of starting their own business? After all, you can set your own work hours, wear what you want and not have to answer to anybody, right? Not exactly. Starting your own business is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tips to be more organized this Year to increase productivity

    Baker Creative
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:49 am
    Spending a lot of time inside this winter? Use it to make your life a little easier. Keep busy by organizing all those things that you’ve “been meaning to get to.” Now is the perfect time to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Afraid of networking? Tips to be successful…

    22 Jan 2015 | 7:36 am
    Some of the reasons people are afraid they can’t get out of a conversation with the other person or they fear they may say the wrong things. Networking isn’t always defined by your local... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    Exit Coach Radio Show

  • Michele Lederman - How Relationships Drive Business Growth

    exitcoach
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Michelle Tillis Lederman is a Communications & Likability expert and is going to talk about how relationships drive business growth. Questions Discussed: 1) Why does likability matter to business? 2) For those that are trying to build business what one Law is most important? 3) If you spend all your time giving, how do you convert it to getting results? Contact Info:  Email Address: michelle@executiveessentials.org Website: www.michelletillislederman.com Bonus Material:  $200 off The Relationship Driven Leader Program with the promo code 31MTL200  On the run? Take us with you!
  • Jim McComb - 1 minute highlight

    exitcoach
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Here’s a 1 minute highlight from an interview with 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 sell all of their interviews!
  • Colleen McKenna - Using LinkedIn for Business Development

    exitcoach
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Colleen McKenna is the Principal at Intero Advisory. Intero Advisory helps individuals and companies better navigate LinkedIn for business development, recruiting and brand awareness. The accomplish this through 1:1, small and large group coaching, training and consulting. Questions Discussed: 1) Why should CEOs care about LinkedIn? 2) In your blogs you spend a lot of time focused on profiles, why is that? 3) What’s the best way to sell or create business opportunities on LinkedIn? Contact Info:  Email Address: colleen@interoadvisory.com Website: www.interoadvisory.com Bonus…
  • Gene Wright - How Successful Business Owners Attract Growth Capital

    exitcoach
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Gene Wright is a Managing Partner at Northstar Consulting. Their firm helps small and midsize business owners change to become more successful. They work with high growth businesses and the ability to scale profitably is often a challenge only exceeded by the need for growth capital. They also help their clients build the foundation for profitable growth and then assist them in finding growth capital sources. Questions Discussed: 1) What are the major challenges business owners face in attracting growth capital? 2) What attributes do successful business owners possess? 3) What changes…
  • Bill Crawford - Life from the Top of the Mind

    exitcoach
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Dr. Bill Crawford is a licensed psychologist, author of four books, organizational consultant, and speaker. Over the last 27 years he has created over 3,300 presentations for such organizations as Sprint, Shell, The American Medical Association, PBS, and many other organizations and professional associations both nationally and internationally.  Questions Discussed: 1) Can you tell me how this “Life from the Top of the Mind” philosophy of yours is unique? 2) I understand that it is a three part system. Can you speak a bit to what each part is about and what it does? 3) I also see you…
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    Biz Epic

  • Unconvential Tip to Help You and Your Team to “Gel” With Each Other

    Chad Stewart
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:05 am
    There are 5 simple "languages" that people use to bond and feel valuable when working on a team. Knowing which trait each member of your team has is the key to good communication and a happy work environment. The post Unconvential Tip to Help You and Your Team to “Gel” With Each Other appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • Break Room Hacks for Boosting Workplace Productivity (Infographic)

    Ivan Widjaya
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Did you know that 61 percent of employees feel that employers are taking a good care of them in the office when hot beverages are provided in the office? Behold - the underrated impact of break rooms in workplace productivity! The post Break Room Hacks for Boosting Workplace Productivity (Infographic) appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • Outsourcing May be Worse for Business Than You Think

    Chad Stewart
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:59 am
    It appears that outsourcing, as a cash saver, may not be all it's cracked up to be. Many of the world's largest corporations are now moving many of their former outsourced processes stateside once again. The post Outsourcing May be Worse for Business Than You Think appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • Cut Business Costs: Why Leasing your Vehicles Make Sense

    Ivan Widjaya
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:44 am
    Your motoring expenses can be overwhelming, especially for startups. Here is why leasing rather than buying or financing vehicles might make more sense. The post Cut Business Costs: Why Leasing your Vehicles Make Sense appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • How to Make Family Business Works (with Less Friction!)

    Ivan Widjaya
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:10 pm
    Family business is difficult. But if you can do it right, it can offer spectacular results. Gary Vaynerchuk, manage two family businesses, is the man if you are looking for some advice. The post How to Make Family Business Works (with Less Friction!) appeared first on Biz Epic.
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • CBRE to acquire Johnson Controls unit for $1.475 billion

    Carrie Ann
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:26 am
    The unit, which has nearly 16,000 employees generated about $4.1 billion in sales last year and had $95 million in operating profit. Commercial real estate services company CBRE Group Inc. has agreed to acquire the Global WorkPlace Solutions business of Johnson Controls Inc. for $1.475 billion in cash, the two companies said on Tuesday. Johnson Controls, who provides on-site staff for managing and maintaining commercial buildings, decided to sell its Global WorkPlace Solution unit, which manages 1.2bn sq ft of real estate in 55 countries to focus on higher-margin business lines with…
  • UnitedHealth Group to acquire Catamaran in a $12.8 billion deal

    Anna Domanska
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:47 am
    UnitedHealth offered to pay $61.50 per share of Catamaran, a 27% premium over Friday’s closing price of $48.32. Health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc. has announced that it has reached an agreement to purchase Catamaran Corp in a deal worth about $12.8 billion to promote its pharmacy benefit management, as it competes with bigger rivals such as Express Scripts Holdings Co. As part of the deal, Catamaran, the fourth largest pharmacy benefit manager in the U.S., will be integrated into UnitedHealth Group’s OptumRx unit, the industry’s third-largest player and part of the Optum…
  • McDonald’s extends breakfast menu all day at select San Diego locations

    Christy Gren
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:46 am
    The potential menu change partly reflects how McDonald’s is working to maintain pace with shifting habits. Fast-food giant McDonald’s is preparing to test out an all-day breakfast option in select locations in the San Diego area throughout the next month or two. That means Egg McMuffins and Hot Cakes will soon be available the entire day. If the trial turns out successful, the fast food giant could expand it to more restaurants. At most locations, McDonald’s stops serving breakfast at 10:30 a.m. during weekdays or 11 a.m. on weekends. The world’s largest restaurant chain said in a…
  • Google Announces Chrome OS Update That Includes Google Now support And Material Design

    Carrie Ann
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:01 pm
    The Google Now support will show cards below the displayed apps, just like the feature which appears in Android smartphones and tablets. In an announcement made last week, technology giant Google said that they are bringing the ‘Google Now’ notification card into the Chrome operating system. The move is targeted at developing a more Android-like experience for the users of Google Chromebook laptops and Chromebox. Dubbed as the Chrome Launcher 2.0, the new update is available for users on the Chrome OS beta channel. In a statement Google said that the look and feel of the user interface…
  • Volvo plans $500 million U.S. plant to foster car sales

    Anna Domanska
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:56 am
    The new plant will serve the United States as well as the export markets. China-owned Volvo Cars on Monday announced plans to invest about US$500 million to build a new manufacturing facility in the US as part of the company’s ambitious plan to reverse dwindling sales. Without providing more details or a timeline, Volvo said it was studying various locations for the U.S. factory and the complete details of the location of the new factory and the size of the investment will be disclosed at a later date. Volvo’s transformation has been ongoing since 2010, following its sale to Zhejiang…
 
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    Potknox Blog

  • HR Trends 2015: What do the experts predict? (5)

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
    The fifth interview in our  HR Trends Series was with Mrinal Krant, Practice Partner at HireAtEaseConsulting India Pvt.Ltd,  a leading provider of Human Resources Consulting, Leadership Hiring, Recruitment Consulting & Talent Advisory solutions to emerging sectors in India. With close to 12 years of experience, Mrinal had a number of very helpful and realistic insights, and a tonne of wisdom to share. He tells us the changes and patterns he’s observed over the  years and what he expects will happen in the future. How long have you been working in the field of HR? Close to 12…
  • HR Trends 2015: What do the experts predict? (4)

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:47 am
    If you’re a recruiter and you aren’t an ardent follower of The Savage Truth, you’re not a very good one. Jokes aside though (we’re serious), Greg Savage, Recruitment advisor, coach, speaker and investor gave us a few pearls of wisdom- on a flight to New Zealand, no less, about what he expects from the world of HR and his opinions on various facets of it and we promise you, it’s just as good as anything else he comes up with. Now, for anybody who follows his him on Twitter knows he has brilliant insights, ground breaking epiphanies and a lot of knowledge to…
  • How do Candidates feel about Video Interviewing?

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    According to a report released by Office Team, more than six in 10 (63 percent) of HR managers interviewed said their company often conducts employment interviews via video. This is up from just 14 percent one year ago. Unfortunately, very much like Recruiter Texting, this is a trend that has picked up so much pace so fast, that many applicants haven’t had a chance to warm up to it. For hiring managers and recruiters, however, video interviewing is an absolute blessing. Given advancements in technology, they can now view applicants’ appearance and body language, record interviews and…
  • HR Trends 2015: What do the experts predict? (3)

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    9 Mar 2015 | 12:46 am
    The third interview in our HR Trends Series was with Rishu Raheja, Deputy Manager (Talent Acquisition) at Bennett Coleman &  Co. Ltd. (Times Group). Having worked in large organisation like Godrej and now the Times Group, Rishu knows the responsibility a job in HR entails. You are, after all, dealing with the single most important resource of them all- people. In her short and crisp interview with us, she talks about the kinds of technologies that have already penetrated the HR sphere, the changes she wishes to see hereon in, and also gives job seekers and employers a bit of advice…
  • 10 Classic ‘Make It Happen’ Quotes by Women who Made it Happen

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    7 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    It’s Women’s Day 2015. More than any other day in the year, today is Of the Women, By the Women and For the Women. The 10 quotes are exactly what you need if you’re looking for inspiration to get out of a rut, or start something from scratch. The women who spoke  these words came from diverse backgrounds, cultures and nationalities, but had that one beautiful thing in common- being a woman. Read the ten quotes given below, and we guarantee you’ll want to take your idea to the next level by the end of it. For when you start to wonder… but what will they think?
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    Netscribes Blog

  • Auto ancillary market in India all set for renewed growth spurt

    Netscribes
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:57 pm
    The auto ancillary market in India has been growing over the past few years due to a couple of factors. The healthy financial outlook of the Indian economy has increased demand in this sector. The cyclical nature of the automotive industry over a long time has helped to improve the survival skills of the industry and sub-industries as well. According to Sohag Das, research expert at Netscribes, “the Indian auto ancillary sector has become a lucrative market for the global investors as the country’s overall automobile industry is expected to witness a three-fold increase in demand by 2020…
  • Recent investments in the auto ancillary market

    Netscribes
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:26 am
    As the effects of recession slowly begin to recede, the automobile industry has started to record growth again. As a consequence, the auto ancillary industry is also on the road to growth. Major auto component producers from around the world are up in arms to take advantage of this improving market scenario and are heavily investing in the market. Unsurprisingly, there have been a lot of deals and investments in the auto ancillary market in the recent years. Let us take a look at some of the major investments in the auto components market. Scholz Edelstahl GmbH of Germany, major auto…
  • The global auto ancillary market is expected to register phenomenal growth in the coming years

    Netscribes
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    The global auto ancillary market has been experiencing steady growth over the last five years and is expected to continue on this path in the coming years. The market is predicted to touch USD 730 billion by the year 2017, growing at a CAGR of 3.2%. Recent market research at Netscribes has shown that the industry is highly diversified and includes auto component manufacturers as well as aftermarket parts manufacturers, dealers, retailer and suppliers. The manufacturing component of the industry is slowly shifting towards the Asian countries, mostly India and China, due to higher potential of…
  • The construction chemical market in India is gearing for a bright future

    Netscribes
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:14 am
    The construction chemical market in India has been picking up pace over the last few years. According to experts, the market in India is still in a nascent stage as compared to other markets in the world, mainly due to inadequate awareness on part of the end users who are unaware of the various benefits that construction chemical can provide. Inspite of this, due to the overall economic growth in the country, increased investments by the government in infrastructure and real estate boom, the prospects of the market is looking up. Along with this, the increased interest and participation of…
  • Investments in the global manufacturing industry

    Netscribes
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:20 am
    The global manufacturing sector has undergone a sea of changes with the recent economic recession and slow growth of the economies all around the world. The manufacturing activities fell flat in various advanced economies However, as the economies are slowly starting to recover, the prospect of the manufacturing sector has slowly started to look up in the past few years. The sector has presented itself with more opportunities in the recent past due to which a host of deals and acquisitions have taken place. In other news, Chinese companies have taken an interest in building manufacturing…
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    Tradeindia Blog

  • #SWITCHOFF:A dark hour for a bright future

    Tradeindia Editor
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Earth Hour has become a movement inspiring millions delivering a simple message to switch off non-essential lights for an hour on the last Saturday of March between 8:30 and 9:30 pm. Iconic monuments of the country like the Gateway of India, Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate, Howrah Bridge and the others, switch off their non-essential lights in support of earth hour. Tradeindia is pledging support on Earth day by turning lights for one hour. Are you too? P.S: Click to join the movement with Tradeindia.com: http://www.tradeindia.com/tiny/JjZraYSrEo
  • Tips for Converting Online Visitors into Customers

    Tradeindia Editor
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:12 am
    Mr. Dubey, one of the online sellers of ladies handbag and clutches, failed to get enough customers even after spending thousands of money on SEO and other similar online practices. This is not only the case with Mr. Dubey, but almost all the companies or businesses who have an online website, do several efforts and spend a good amount of money for bringing more and more traffic to their websites. Some of those costly, traffic driving efforts include SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Adwords (PPC), online advertisements, social media activities, blogs and other content related practices. But…
  • #SaveWaterSavePlanet ; Bottle of Opportunities Getting Wasted

    Tradeindia Editor
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:53 am
    22nd March is being marked as the World Water Day. This day celebrates the presence of water and its uses. But as the problems related to water scarcity, water wastage and pollution are growing, this day also observes several initiatives for saving water and for encountering other water related issues. Right from our school days, we have been taught about the importance of water and many of us must have written several essays on this as well but still most of us continue to waste water. Water is an indispensable part of our environment. Water is required for agriculture, energy generation,…
  • The Insurance Bill in India

    Tradeindia Editor
    14 Mar 2015 | 4:59 am
    A recent amendment bill passed by the Rajya Sabha has brought several changes to the insurance sector of the Indian economy. The so-called insurance bill was passed by the upper house of the parliament on 12 March, 2015. The bill has brought changes in the Insurance Act, 1938, the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Act, 1972 and the Insurance Development and Authority Act, 1992. The insurance amendment bill is going to offer several benefits to both the policyholders and the Indian economy and the overall insurance sector. The government has allowed up to 49% of FDI(Foreign Direct…
  • The Home Furnishing Industry

    Tradeindia Editor
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:43 am
    Mrs. Khan loves to shop for a variety of home furnishing products every now and then as she likes to add new design, style and theme to her home. She believes that a home’s interior reflects the style of living of the people residing there. Home furnishing is an inseparable part of interior designing and counts for a major portion of the total budget spend on the interiors. With the passage of time, people are getting more and more conscious about the home furnishing items. From curtains to carpets and bed linens to cushions, everything is being taken care of. Some decades ago, products…
 
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    Ventureosity.com | Venture Curiosity

  • iGeak just like iWatch

    ventureosity
    15 Mar 2015 | 8:42 pm
    Imitation or innovation, just after a buzzy week with iWatch $10k, Beijing subway commuters start already notice posters of a wearable  that also bring the mobile to your wrist: iGeak. According to GEAK founder Gu Xiaobin, 100,000 GEAK Watches have been sold from July to mid-October, this was back to Oct 2013. That’s only about 30,000 … Continue reading iGeak just like iWatch →
  • Egypt unveils Grand Plan To Build New Capital

    ventureosity
    14 Mar 2015 | 5:08 am
    Housing minister Mustafa Kamel Madbuli said the new 70,000 acre city, east of Cairo, would take five to seven years to build at a cost of $45bn. The yet-to-be-named city will spread out over 150 square miles, and could eventually be home to 7 million people, the developers and government announced Friday. The Egyptian parliament … Continue reading Egypt unveils Grand Plan To Build New Capital →
  • A ‘Triumph’ for Rafale: Egypt 1st Foreign Buyer

    ventureosity
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Egypt will buy 24 Rafale and an accompanying frigate, Mr. Hollande said at a news conference after a European summit in Brussels. High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. France … Continue reading A ‘Triumph’ for Rafale: Egypt 1st Foreign Buyer →
  • The Green Bronx Machine: Stephen Ritz

    ventureosity
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:57 pm
    In 2012, Mr. Ritz received non-profit certification for the program he came up with three years prior, which teaches students how to build green roofs and walls to hold produce and maintain the systems as the plants grow. Stephen Ritz Bronx high school teacher received a decade ago a box of spring bulbs. “I didn’t know what to … Continue reading The Green Bronx Machine: Stephen Ritz →
  • King Abdullah has died at 90

    ventureosity
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz died on Thursday, Reuters reports, citing Saudi state television. Abdullah’s designated successor is Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, his 79-year-old half-brother. Reuters reports that King Abdullah had been admitted to a Riyadh hospital in December for medical tests. The royal court announced in January that Abdullah was suffering from … Continue reading King Abdullah has died at 90 →
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    getAbstract Blog

  • Bill Gates’s Favorite Books – Inspired by Last Week’s TED Conference

    getAbstract
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:42 am
    Were you one of the lucky few to attend the 2015 TED Conference in Vancouver last week? Voracious reader, philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates was on-hand to share some of his favorite books as part of his presentation notes. You might remember that we recently featured John Brooks’s Business Adventures – Bill Gates’s and Warren Buffett’s favorite business book. In his TED Conference review, Gates writes that “it’s certainly true that many of the particulars of business have changed. But the fundamentals have not. Brooks’s deeper insights about business are just as…
  • Five Minutes with Goal Accelerator Vince Poscente

    Hannah Litman
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:28 am
    Vince Poscente is an internationally acclaimed keynote speaker, founder of The Goal Acceleration Institute, and author of both The Ant and the Elephant and The Age of Speed. His specialty? Helping people achieve big goals in less time. Given that in just four years, Poscente himself trained to go from recreational skier to an Olympic speed skier competing in the 1992 Albertville Olympic Games, we’re thinking he’s pretty well qualified to tell us a thing or two about just going for it, achieving our dreams, and living the lives we want. So, with our interest in his theories piqued, we went…
  • The End of Power: A look inside Mark Zuckerberg’s first pick for his A Year of Books project

    Hannah Litman
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:02 am
    Mark Zuckerberg is known for challenging himself with some pretty intense New Year’s “resolutions”, such as last year’s commitment to learn Mandarin in a year. This year the young Facebook founder decided to make 2015 the year he begins to read more. Not only that, but he is doing so publically via his new Facebook page A Year of Books (making it pretty difficult to quit!). “I’ve found reading books very intellectually fulfilling,” Zuckerberg wrote. “Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today. I’m looking forward to…
  • The one business book Warren Buffett and Bill Gates agree is a must-read

    Hannah Litman
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:03 am
    Many writers and observers wax lyrical on the über success of men like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, and though there are many factors at work that have contributed to their success, many identify their ongoing dedication to learning as a key attribute. A case in point, which Gates recounted for the Wall Street Journal, takes place more than 20 years ago, when Gates, upon meeting Buffett for the first time at what one can only assume was a powerhouse gathering, didn’t indulge in an exchange on boardroom topics but instead, rather tellingly, inquired as to Buffett’s favorite business…
  • Infographic: Time Saving Strategies in the Workplace

    admin
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    Although a 40-hour work week may seem like a lot of time to get work done, sometimes you may catch yourself wishing you just had a little bit more time. If that’s the case, the best solution is to improve your processes at work and prioritize your workload. Nothing halts your progress more than stress so allowing your mind and body to rest and reset can be the easiest way to get back into the zone. Explore more strategies for time management in the below infographic:
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    Frank Diana's Blog

  • The Disruptive Role of Near Field Communications

    Frank Diana
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Over the last several years, the big four technologies of the third platform (Social, Mobile, Big Data, and Cloud) have received the lion share of attention, and an emerging class of innovation accelerators like The Internet of Things will capture attention in the coming years. But there are also a number of supporting technologies that serve […]
  • Anticipating 2025 – Part Four: Redesigning Society

    Frank Diana
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:50 am
    Part four of Anticipating 2025 summarizes the fourth section of the book, focusing on redesigning society. Once again, we see how innovation, business, Government, and society converge over the next 20 years. There is an interesting historical pattern emerging that helps explain this phenomenon, while providing a mechanism to predict the future with a higher […]
  • Anticipating 2025 – Part Three: Redesigning Artificial Intelligence

    Frank Diana
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:46 am
    Part three of Anticipating 2025 will summarize the third section of the book. This section focused on redesigning artificial intelligence, with a look at six important questions and the exploration of human-machine mergers. The six questions explored in this section are: Can we create a human-level artificial intelligence? If so, when? Will human-level artificial intelligence […]
  • Anticipating 2025 – Part Two: The Future of Medicine

    Frank Diana
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    Part two of Anticipating 2025 will summarize the second section of the book. This section focused on three broad topics: Will advancing technology make doctors unemployed? The future of medicine and the convergence of nanotechnology and biology Rejuvenation Biotechnology program It is fascinating to view this section through a disruptive and transformative lens. The acceleration […]
  • Anticipating 2025 – Part One

    Frank Diana
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:42 am
    I spent time over the Christmas holiday reading a book titled Anticipating 2025. Forward looking analysis that connects leaders with disruptive scenarios and their implications are invaluable, and books like this provide tremendous support. In my next series of Blog posts, I will summarize the salient points from a number of futurists who authored this […]
 
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    Online Traffic

  • Clickbank Affiliate Tools – Ad, Storefront & WordPress Plugin

    admin
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:20 am
    CbproAds.com offers clickbank, clickbank mall, clickbank storefront, clickbank ads, clickbank wordpress plugin The post Clickbank Affiliate Tools – Ad, Storefront & WordPress Plugin appeared first on Online Traffic.
  • Become a Premium Member of Learn To Blog — Learn To Blog

    admin
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:08 am
    Click Image To Visit SiteAbsolutely! You don’t need to be a technical whiz to implement what you’ll learn inside LearnToBlog Premium. Everything is broken down into step-by-step video training modules making what we teach very easy to digest – regardless of your age or technical know-how. All you have to do is follow along and […] The post Become a Premium Member of Learn To Blog — Learn To Blog appeared first on Online Traffic.
  • 33 premium WordPress plugin’s for internet markerts – WordPress Power Plugins

    admin
    9 Mar 2015 | 7:42 am
    Download page for 33 powerful WordPress Plugins use by the top internet marketers The post 33 premium WordPress plugin’s for internet markerts – WordPress Power Plugins appeared first on Online Traffic.
  • PitchMagic – ClickBank Landing Pages & Websites Made Easy

    admin
    8 Mar 2015 | 3:55 am
    PitchMagic is the easiest way to create a profitable landing page and website to promote ClickBank products. The post PitchMagic – ClickBank Landing Pages & Websites Made Easy appeared first on Online Traffic.
  • Ewen Chia’s Autopilot Profits – Make Money Online

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    7 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Click Image To Visit Site(You’ll Be Redirected Back To This Page After Opt-In. Please Check Your Email For Download Information. Your Information Will Never Be Sold Or Shared With Anyone.I Respect Your Privacy And Hate SPAM With A Passion Too!) This is the simple, straight-forward course I wish I’d had years ago. It’s precisely the […] The post Ewen Chia’s Autopilot Profits – Make Money Online appeared first on Online Traffic.
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    Wylie Communications, Inc.

  • Create more short pages

    Ann Wylie
    21 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Fewer long pages are less effectiveThink index cards, not toilet paper: Websites with many short pages — as opposed to those with fewer longer pages — work better.Usability experts John Morkes and Jakob Nielsen studied Web visitors’ performance with two versions of a website:One site contained three pages with 4,500 words.The other contained eight pages with 2,500 words.The eight-page, more concise site was:Easier to understandMore memorableFaster to readMore satisfyingBottom line: Break your copy into meaningful chunks, and create a page for each chunk.Catch Your Readers If…
  • Stop it with the ing-ing

    Ann Wylie
    14 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Present participle heads may be worse than labelsBarney Kilgore, the legendary editor of The Wall Street Journal, once wrote: “If I see ‘upcoming’ slip in[to] the paper again, I’ll be downcoming and someone will be outgoing.”Hanging around Stop ing-ing your headlines headlines. Image by Trent StrohmI’m with Barney: Stop ing-ing. Especially in headlines.Now, to be fair, Kilgore’s comment refers to gerunds: verbs that get turned into nouns with the addition of an “-ing,” as in “Writing is fun.”What I’m talking about are…
  • Why be creative?

    Ann Wylie
    7 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Interesting copy helps readers learnIn the early 19th century, German philosopher Johann Friedrich Herbart said that interest leads to understanding, learning and memory — and even inspires readers to learn more.Up, up and away! Creative copy elevates understanding, learning, memory and learning.For nearly 200 years, researchers, philosophers and communicators have seen the link between interest and learning.One of those researchers is Suzanne Hidi, associate member at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education’s Centre for Applied Cognitive Science. In “Interest and Its…
  • Writing in the right direction

    Ann Wylie
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Create written communication guidelinesEver wish you had a reference tool you could hand off to new team members to answer the question, “How do we write around here?”Write it right Writing guidelines get your writers and reviewers on the same page — literally.How about a resource you could use to show serial offenders how to fix label headlines, passive voice or leads that are more likely to get readers to take a nap than to take action?Wouldn’t you love to present a document that helps you tell your approvers, “While I personally would love to press…
  • Captivate your audience

    Ann Wylie
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Three ways to make your copy more creative“Nobody ever sold anybody anything by boring them to death.”— David OgilvyOgilvy was right.If you want someone to buy what you’re selling — whether you’re pitching products and services or positions and ideas — you must first engage them.Draw them in Want to grab reader attention? Make Your Copy More Creative.And nothing engages audience members quite so well as creative material. Creative elements get attention, communicate more clearly and enhance credibility. They paint pictures in your audience members’…
 
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    ASEAN UP

  • Promoting tourism in Amazing Thailand

    ASEAN UP
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Thailand has long stood as a leading destination in Southeast Asia for tourists from all around the world. To promote “Amazing Thailand”, the official communication campaign gathers a large array of beautiful videos to help tourism agencies and professionals and inform the general public. A leader in tourism in Southeast Asia, Thailand has been producing videos to promote … Continue reading Promoting tourism in Amazing Thailand → The post Promoting tourism in Amazing Thailand appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • 10 top bloggers from the Philippines

    ASEAN UP
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    The Philippines is home to a large population of good English speakers, and therefore of numerous high quality blogs in English. Here are ten bloggers that stand out in the Philippines, if not in the whole world, for the popularity they earned through great contents for travel, food, graphic design, fashion, tech, finance… Top blogs for consumer reviews … Continue reading 10 top bloggers from the Philippines → The post 10 top bloggers from the Philippines appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • Singapore’s fiscal policy and economic strategy

    ASEAN UP
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:26 pm
    With the 2015 budget of Singapore came an increase of the personal income tax rate to 22% for the highest income. In this interview, Singapore Second Minister for Trade and Industry S. Iswaran gives some insights on the objectives of the Singaporean government’s fiscal policy and strategy for investment, redistribution and funding. In this interview by Bloomberg’s … Continue reading Singapore’s fiscal policy and economic strategy → The post Singapore’s fiscal policy and economic strategy appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • Investing in Indonesia’s new political landscape

    ASEAN UP
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:22 pm
    The election of Joko Widodo has marked an inflection in Indonesian politics which could also bring new solutions for its infrastructure needs, endemic corruption and growing inequalities. This report provides some perspectives on how to approach business and investment in this new Indonesia. For a more comfortable reading, it is quite suggested to open the report in full screen! Investing in … Continue reading Investing in Indonesia’s new political landscape → The post Investing in Indonesia’s new political landscape appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • ASEAN trade and foreign investment overview

    ASEAN UP
    16 Mar 2015 | 12:38 pm
    The ASEAN Economic Community integration heavily relies on the development of trade and investments in Southeast Asia. With clear successes towards freer movements of goods and capital, here is official data on trade and investments between ASEAN countries and with their other global partners. The development of trade and investment is one clear area of … Continue reading ASEAN trade and foreign investment overview → The post ASEAN trade and foreign investment overview appeared first on ASEAN UP.
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    VeriProcess - Merchant Services Expense Reduction

  • Kikka Pioneers Alt-Lending Down Under

    admin
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    Australia is about to see a big boost in its alternative lending market. Western Australia-based Kikka Capital is reportedly gearing up to launch an alternative lending service to become one of the first of its kind in the nation, and will do so in partnership with U.S. peer Kabbage. Reports said Wednesday (March 25) that Kikka’s SME lending platform will launch some time in the year’s second quarter and will provide small businesses across Australia … Read More »
  • Snapdeal Boasts Success In Raising Capital For Sellers

    admin
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    India eCommerce giant Snapdeal has revealed promising news about its new small business financing program. According to the corporation, its Capital Assist service, which aims to raise funds for its sellers, has already raised $8 million for these small companies. Capital Assist was launched last August, soon after eCommerce rival Flipkart struck its own deal with government groups to boost supplier growth in India, reports said. Capital Assist connects sellers operating on the Snapdeal platform … Read More »
  • New Bento MasterCard Safeguards SME Procurement

    admin
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    Small businesses are especially in need of resources to help manage procurement spending and mitigate the risk of fraud. But the smallest startups do not often qualify for a corporate credit card, forcing business owners to resort to giving their personal cards to employees to make business purchases. Financial solution provider Bento for Business, however, has just come up with a new way for small businesses to gain the same benefits of a corporate card … Read More »
  • UAE Financial Community Applauds Small Biz P2P Financing

    admin
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    Corporate executives gathered in the United Arab Emirates just days ago to discuss the rise of peer-to-peer lending for small businesses in the region, reports said. Capital Club, a member of the Enshaa corporate group, held a panel on the topic led by major players in the financial, digital and legal industries. The head of Beehive Group, one of the UAE’s first digital P2P lending marketplaces, reportedly discussed the impact of a recent government decision … Read More »
  • Chinese B2B eCommerce Site Nabs IT Portal

    admin
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    A China-based B2B digital commerce platform has just struck a deal to acquire an information technology portal, reports said Wednesday (March 25). B2B commerce site Hc360.com will acquire Zol.com.cn for about $240 million. Reports added that the takeover includes the acquisition of several sites under the ZOL brand, financed through 30 percent in cash and the remaining 70 percent in stock. Zol.com.cn was recently divested from CBSi Group earlier this year. Reports did not indicate … Read More »
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  • Dealing With ADHD Kids – Straight Talk To Help You Cope

    Robert Locke
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:17 pm
    How many times have you heard people say that ADHD is not a real disease, it is just bad parenting? At the other end of the spectrum in dealing with ADHD kids, we have the medication brigade who think Ritalin and other drugs will do the job. Obviously, there is a happy medium. It is interesting to note that most experts recommend parenting classes and support or behavioural therapy before rushing into medication. The CDC in the USA says that there has been a 4% increase in ADHD diagnosis in the four year period from 2003 to 2011. But many doctors are prescribing ADHD drugs without even…
  • Parenting Toddlers Tips – 7 Basic Rules

    Robert Locke
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:09 pm
    With toddlers, you have to keep a few basic principles in mind. These range from them not being able to tell you what they want nor can they move as fast as they like – just as well! That is the perfect recipe for acting out, temper tantrums, hitting siblings and an astonishing range of bad behavior. Here are the basic parenting toddlers tips. If you think that it is all uphill, it helps to remember that if you consistently show praise, encouragement and affection as opposed to talking about rules, criticism and consequences all the time, then you are on to a winning strategy. Long term, of…
  • 10 Healthy School Lunches Ideas

    Robert Locke
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Are you getting tired of the same old recipes that you trot out week after week, when getting the kids’ lunches ready? You know that healthy school lunches for kids are usually much better than what they can get at any school cafeteria. The only problem is that it takes longer and you have to be really organized to get them ready in time. But follow these tips where we will give you some useful ideas. First watch the video below for some great advice about getting the right mix of protein, carbs and greens but also she has good ideas about the actual containers (laptop lunch boxes, also…
  • 9 Famous ADHD Celebrities – Inspire Your Kids With These Stories

    Robert Locke
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:09 pm
    If you think that ADHD has had a bad press, you are right! The problem is that there is far too much emphasis on the problems with ADHD such as inattention, lack of focus, distraction, fidgeting and hyperactivity, just to mention a few. But while millions of people struggle to cope, adapt and just learn to live with it, there are many famous ADHD celebrities who have actually had enormous success. In many cases, they have been able to exploit their condition which has helped, rather than hindered them. It has been estimated that adults with ADHD are 300% more likely to run their own business…
  • Ban Handheld Devices For Children – Crazy or Sensible?

    Robert Locke
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:42 am
    Should we ban handheld devices for children or not? Let us look at what is going on here and whether this is really a practical suggestion or not for parents We shall look at the fact that the tender age of toddlers is no barrier to using these high tech devices (cell phones, tablets, computer games). We now know that about 33% of kids under the age of two or three can use one of these gadgets before they can even talk! An article in the The Daily Telegraph warns of the dangers parents face when their kids are allowed to use a tablet or smart phone for a few hours a day. The long term effects…
 
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  • What successful people do and how they got there

    Charlie Mundi
    15 Mar 2015 | 9:17 pm
    What makes the successful people different from the common people? Here are some differences between the two.   The Successful Guy The Commoner The successful guy is a winner. The successful guy says, “I will.” The successful guy welcomes failure, and learns from it. If things don’t go as planned, the successful guy is devastated, [...] The post What successful people do and how they got there appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • Proof that good content gets you web traffic

    Charlie Mundi
    14 Mar 2015 | 1:39 am
    I can write articles all day long and you can read them. How do you know what I am saying is true? How do you know that anything you read online is true? You don’t. You just have to take the author’s word for it. I don’t just write words. What I write is true, [...] The post Proof that good content gets you web traffic appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • Stale content – a sure way for complete destruction

    Charlie Mundi
    13 Mar 2015 | 1:03 am
    Have you ever wondered why your website is not getting the traffic you’d like to see? This has happened to me many times over the years. When it does, this is what I do. First, I stop everything, take a deep breath, re-group, and determine why there is a problem. Ninety five percent [...] The post Stale content – a sure way for complete destruction appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • Affiliate Marketing for 2015 – Jump on Hot Niches

    Charlie Mundi
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:11 pm
    Affiliate marketing has changed in recent years. Many of the traditional methods are not as effective as some of the new methods which I am about to present to you. Follow these methods, and you can easily make about $12 thousand dollars in the next 30 days. Affiliate Marketing is Changing for 2015 – You [...] The post Affiliate Marketing for 2015 – Jump on Hot Niches appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • One powerful motivation tool to focus on your success

    Charlie Mundi
    8 Mar 2015 | 8:56 pm
    I want to share a story with you from a few years ago.This is a true story. Please read this very carefully. It is a very interesting story. It is very easy to read, but it is very intense. Finally, it will give you the motivation you need to focus on your success, and [...] The post One powerful motivation tool to focus on your success appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
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  • Opportunity Fund Joins Campaign to End Youth Homelessness

    General Assembly
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    More than 2.5 million American youth experience homelessness every year, and among the many obstacles they face, access to job training and assistance in finding employment rank high on the list. Here at GA, we know the power that education can have to transform lives, which is why we are happy to announce that General Assembly’s Opportunity Fund is partnering with the Start from Here campaign to help raise awareness of these issues and participate in addressing employment challenges for economically disadvantaged young people. Start from Here’s national campaign focuses on sharing the…
  • Chatting About Mobile With StumbleUpon and 5by #GAxChat

    General Assembly
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:45 pm
    We discussed the latest trends in mobile development with Greg Isenberg, CEO and founder of 5by, and Amol Sogal, mobile product manager at StumbleUpon, for our very first #GAxChat. Tweet us @GA using the hashtag #GAxChat to let us know what tech topics you want to chat about next! Read the top tweets from our conversation below: [<a href=”//storify.com/GeneralAssembly/chatting-about-mobile-gaxchat” target=”_blank”>View the story “Chatting About Mobile #GAxChat” on…
  • All-girls Hackathon Aims to Change the World for Women

    Emily Pope
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:33 am
    Students coding for change at IGNITE International Girls Hackathon in Oakland.   When I was awarded the Design For Change fellowship and officially became an Opportunity Fund fellow at General Assembly I felt a deep responsibility along with my excitement. One of the stipulations of the fellowship was to volunteer 100 hours in service to a local organization to teach youth some of the skills I learned in the User Experience Design Immersive. I felt a responsibility to assist any young person with a similar background as me who wants to pursue a career in technology. I know how isolating…
  • Tips To Recognize, Understand, and Use “Evil” Design

    Hannah Atkin
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:03 am
    I’m sure you know the feeling. Beyonce tickets are about to go on sale and you have your hand anxiously hovering over the mouse in hopes of clicking the “buy tickets” button at the opportune moment. You only have one chance because tickets will sell out in seconds. The clock strikes the hour and you’re off to the races. Heart pounding, you type in the CAPTCHA hoping you don’t make a mistake because time is of the essence now. If you’re lucky enough to actually secure a pair of tickets and make it to the purchase screen there is still no relief in sight. Now the infamous countdown…
  • How to Survive a Public Business Failure

    Emily Pope
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Public failures happen in business. Whether it’s news of a store closing, an internal scandal, or a social media smear campaign courtesy of a disgruntled customer—coming out on top after a business failure or public gaffe can a challenge, but it’s not insurmountable. Here are a few ways to move past a business fail with a winning message. 1.) Use Positive Messaging The first step to overcoming a public business crisis is communicating to the public. Whether your public statement succeeds or fails is largely determined by the messaging. For example, if your business is undergoing…
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    Working Capital Review

  • Hedging Against Carbon Emissions Is a Good Investment

    Taegan Goddard
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    “Carbon emissions, long seen as a risk to the global ecosystem, may be a ticking time bomb for another group entirely: passive index investors, including pension funds, major institutions, and even individuals saving for retirement,” according to Columbia Ideas at Work. “For these investors, index funds’ long reliance on the steady growth and high returns of carbon-intensive energy companies could soon become a financial liability as new emissions taxes and trading schemes eat away at fossil fuel companies’ bottom lines. A new investment strategy outlined by Patrick…
  • How to Deliver Bad News to Your Employees

    Taegan Goddard
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    “Delivering bad news is tough. It’s even harder when you don’t agree with the message or decision you’re communicating,” the Harvard Business Review notes. “Maybe you have to tell your star performer that HR turned down her request for a raise or to inform your team that the company doesn’t want them working from home any longer. Should you toe the line and act like you agree with the decision or new policy? Or should you break ranks and explain how upset you are too?” Some advice from the experts: Prepare for the conversation:  “Be sure to have all your…
  • GPs Have Many Makes, Models: PERACS Value Bridge Driver Can Help Identify Them

    PERACS
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    The private equity industry is in the midst of a fundraising boom. Currently 2,209 private equity funds are seeking $811 billion from investors, an all-time high according to data from Palico. So far this year, investors have committed over $80 billion to funds, a 50%+ increase over last year, according to Forbes. While the opportunities are numerous, it turns out that investors are pickier than ever. Potential limited partners are paying even greater attention to differentiated attributes of fund managers and are taking a closer look at where they are creating the value in their investments.
  • Study: Does Alpha Really Measure Skill?

    Chris Riback
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:37 am
    Chart from “Impediments to Financial Trade: Theory and Measurement” It is, of course, the measure that all investors seek — alpha, the common measurement of financial performance when considering a risk-adjusted basis. Now a new working paper questions to what extent alpha measures skill. The study, “Impediments to Financial Trade: Theory and Measurement,” seeks to “model the effects of information asymmetry on both the performance of securities portfolios and on international financial trade. [The] researchers identify informational frictions, which produce…
  • Global Innovation: U.S. Universities, Incubators Driving STEM Entrepreneurs Abroad

    Chris Woodford
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Silicon Valley is a destination for the young emerging tech talent of the world. This geographic hub has fostered the growth on hundreds of starts ups, some eventually gathering monumental valuations. It hosts Stanford University, renowned as Silicon Valley’s feeder school and the alma mater of tech billionaires, as well as accelerators like Y Combinator, the startup accelerator known for being the birthplace of Dropbox, Reddit, Airbnb and Stripe. While the flocking talent, technology and funding has created this centralized hub for the world, one can only wonder if this is the only place…
 
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  • How To Create Your Path to Success Part 1

    Gstargell
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    How To Create Your Path to Success: Understanding Of Success When you ask someone what is Success they will give you different answers from achieving your goals all the way to living a good and happy life. I would like to use the definition that was given by the late Dr. Earl Nightingale which is: ” The progressive realization of a worthy ideal/goal”. So as you go through the article I want you to keep that definition in mind as we discuss Success.   How To Create Your Path to Success: Forging The Way   Creating your path to success depends on walking on a firm…
  • How to Make Money Online with Quality E-books Part 2

    Gstargell
    21 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    How to Make Money Online with Quality E-books: Lets Start Round 2 If you have read part 1, I know you may have waiting for the information that awaits below. However if you have not read part 1, I would recommend that you click here and check out part 1 before progressing along. How to Make Money Online with Quality E-books: Continuation of The 5 Ways To Make Money With E-books How to Make Money Online with Quality E-books: 3. Promote E-books through Various Online Resources Once you decide on a few e-books to offer, it’s time for promotion. With any new online business, you’ll…
  • How to Make Money Online with Quality E-books Part 1

    Gstargell
    14 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    How to Make Money Online with Quality E-books: Not As Hard As You Think With so many new online business opportunities available, it can be difficult to sift through the masses. Maybe you’re low on start-up funds. Perhaps you have limited time to work on your business at the start due to your current employment away from home. Maybe you’d like an Internet business that’s easy to operate and won’t require a lot of stress. If any of these apply to your situation, then selling e-books might be right for you. How to Make Money Online with Quality E-books: Extra Income Is…
  • The Awesomeness Team Takes Spot On AL.com

    Gstargell
    7 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Awesomeness Team Takes Spot On AL.com: Major Local Media Source Da Spokesman and The Awesomeness League is officially shared amongst the people of the state of Alabama. Today the project was feature on Al.com with the publishing by Kay Campbell. I will share some excerpts from the article and give a link to where the article can be viewed. The Awesomeness Team Takes Spot On AL.com: Excerpt Of The Article Here is the snippet from the article and if you would like to read more, click here “Stargell has assembled his own team to bring The International Awesomeness League to life with…
  • Meditate to Unlock Your Inner Awesomeness Part 2

    Gstargell
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you have not checked out Part 1 of the series, Meditate to Unlock Your Inner Awesomeness, be sure to click here to go to the article. Don’t worry, the article would bring you back here after you are finished.   Meditate to Unlock Your Inner Awesomeness – You Can Be The Creator Of Your Destiny   You can be the creator of your own manifest destiny. Through daily meditation practice and focus on changing your life for the better. In fact, you have the ability to redefine yourself in any direction you desire. The power that you can cultivate is limited only by your own…
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    Greg's Corner

  • Don’t be a Craigslist Killing: Raising Awareness for Safer Face-to-Face Transactions

    Greg Collier
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    Conducting business with a stranger always brings a certain amount of risk – both for buyer and seller. But, in this digital age of classified advertising, where individuals are conducting one-on-one transactions for used cars, sports tickets, furniture or even intimate relationships, the risk of harm grows exponentially. Consider the recently-published “Craigslist killings,” a list of 84 people whose lives were cut short over the last 8 years through encounters with people they met via the online classifieds site. Some were involved in encounters that were already risky enough,…
  • Cheating in the NFL: Here’s One Simple, but Tough, Question for the New England Patriots

    Greg Collier
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:33 am
    I have only one question for the person who deflated 11 of the 12 footballs for the New England Patriots when they played against the Indianapolis Colts for the AFC Championship earlier this month. Was it worth it? I mean, here we are, counting down the days until the Super Bowl, the biggest game of the year, and instead of listening to radio hosts and TV analysts talk about the strengths of a running game or weaknesses in the defense, I’m listening to questions about quarterback Tom Brady’s integrity and suggestions that Coach Bill Belichick be suspended from the Super Bowl. Was it worth…
  • Slashing journalism won’t bring new readers, more revenue to newspapers

    Greg Collier
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Nearly 20 years after the Internet became a thorn in the side of newspapers, the old-school print industry continues to take steps to soften the blow that the Web has had on its business model. The problem is that newspapers, as part of their effort to become one with the digital side of news, keep making the same mistake. They keep chopping the journalism side of the business, the side that creates the original content that keeps visitors – and the eyeballs for their ads – clicking on their sites. This time around, it’s the mighty New York Times that’s slashing newsroom jobs…
  • NFL Under Fire: What Happens after the Buck Stops?

    Greg Collier
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    For sake of full disclosure, I’m a big fan of NFL football – the rivalries, the loyalty of the fans, the final-second plays that lead to victories and upsets. What I’m not a fan of is the off-the-field behavior that has dominated headlines early in this season. In a league as large as the NFL, there’s bound to be a few bad seeds in the bunch. But the gravity of these allegations – domestic abuse, child abuse, sexual assault and more – have put a spotlight on the NFL’s inability to control bad behavior. Sure, the league issued fines and suspensions – but for the…
  • Free to a Good Home? A Bad Idea Online!

    Greg Collier
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    Any business owner needs to stay ahead of the trends, and unfortunately, that applies to trends in crime. I’ve said before in blog posts and TV interviews that we don’t carry personals because they can be used as a front for prostitution and human trafficking. We don’t carry pet sale ads, as they often trade in animals that have been bred through puppy mills—breeders who literally breed animals to death, leaving them undernourished and caged without proper exercise or loving contact. We simply won’t even take a chance at supporting criminal industries, so we don’t run the ads that…
 
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    Hiring For Success

  • Demand for overseas assignments likely to surge in next five years

    Ciaran Ryan
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:58 am
    Businesses are spending millions of dollars each year sending employees on global assignments without being able to quantify the cost or measure the value from their investment, according to a report issued by PwC. This is leading to almost six in ten organisations saying their global mobility programmes currently do not deliver value for money. PwC’ s ‘Modern Mobility’ report predicts that the number of people going on global assignments will increase by 50% by 2020, with nine in ten organisations saying they are looking to increase the amount of globally mobile people over the next…
  • The world has no answer to sheer persistence

    Ciaran Ryan
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:20 am
    By Philip Park, MD Professional Career Services When the going gets rough, persist! This has been drummed into us since we were children. If you examine the lives of the world’s most successful people, you find the one thing they have in common is persistence. We often imagine success came easily to people like Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. If you read up on their lives, you will find they had pretty much the same choices as anyone else. What makes them different is what they did with those choices. They both suffered multiple, crushing failures in their careers, but they pushed on to ultimate…
  • How to avoid over-loading your plate

    Ciaran Ryan
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:44 am
    We’ve all run into this problem – over-committing ourselves and then failing to deliver what we promise. Our reputations suffer and a pall of failure hangs around our heads. The best way to break out of the vicious cycle of overcommitment and underperformance is to manage carefully what you agree to do. Here, according to Harvard Business Review, are some steps you can take to prevent overloading your plate. 1. Create a pause. Whenever possible, avoid agreeing to new commitments on the spot. Instead, slow down the decision-making process to give yourself the space to make a…
  • It’s official: engineering is SA’s scarcest skill

    Ciaran Ryan
    14 Feb 2015 | 2:36 am
    South Africans tend to exaggerate their weaknesses and underplay their strengths Engineers, quantity surveyors and finance managers are considered one of the scarcest skills in South Africa. But did you know how scarce? Last year the Department of Higher Education and Training published a draft list of the top 100 scarcest skills in the country, and accountant was listed as the 13th most needed skill in the economy. Interestingly, finance manager is listed as the country’s 6th most needed skill. A scarce skills is defined as one where the skills are simply not available when needed, or…
  • Clients are positioning themselves for growth

    Simon Maimane
    9 Feb 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Hiring for Success spoke to Simon Maimane, senior consultant in the Construction and Engineering sector at PCS, for his view on recent developments in the recruitment market. Q: Simon, there is a lot of negative news around at the moment regarding Eskom load-shedding and slow growth in the construction and engineering sectors. What’s your take on this? Simon: We had a pretty good year last year. This year it looks like that trend will continue or even improve, so I don’t see much evidence of a weak market. The financial results from the major construction firms were less sizzling than in…
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    Business Banter

  • 5 Tips For Optimising Your Landing Page Video

    Bhavik Haria
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:31 am
    You’ve created high quality, compelling video content to use in your next marketing campaign. What’s the next step? Creating and optimising your landing page. But how do you ensure that the video content you create is not lost without a trace and works hard to convert people who view it into customers? In this article, […] The post 5 Tips For Optimising Your Landing Page Video appeared first on Business Banter.
  • Crappy Product, Killer Sales

    Tania Dakka
    13 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
    Chia Pets. Pet rocks. Stompies (You know the bedroom slippers the kids HAVE to have to stomp around in and make their ears flap up and down.) Holy bad products, Batman. You can sell crap. Literally. As long as you package right. These copywriting tips will help you sell more crap, make more money, if you choose to. And that’s […] The post Crappy Product, Killer Sales appeared first on Business Banter.
  • Business Networking: My Biggest Small Talk Mistakes I Don’t Want You To Make

    Lirone Glikman
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    “You either have it or you don’t.” People love to say this about many things in life. It’s especially familiar in business networking. This sentence makes us feel good and cosy in our comfort zone. If you “don’t have it” then you may not have to do “it”. If you “don’t have it,” people will […] The post Business Networking: My Biggest Small Talk Mistakes I Don’t Want You To Make appeared first on Business Banter.
  • Sales Strategy: 3 Points To Avoid In Sales [Video]

    Edward Smith
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:23 am
    Every business has a sales strategy that works for them. These strategies differ in terms of repetition, communication and time scale, however, the similarities in a sales strategy for business have 3 elements in common and should avoid these in sales. They are… Subscribe to our YouTube Channel TRANSCRIPT Sales Strategy: 3 Points To Avoid […] The post Sales Strategy: 3 Points To Avoid In Sales [Video] appeared first on Business Banter.
  • Top 10 Cash Flow Tips For A Successful Startup

    Keith Tully
    4 Feb 2015 | 4:52 am
    When it comes to starting up a new business of any sort, it would be difficult to overstate or overestimate the importance of keeping a close eye on your startup cash flow. Here’s a rundown of 10 top tips for making sure cash flow problems don’t scupper your ambitions if you’re leading a new startup […] The post Top 10 Cash Flow Tips For A Successful Startup appeared first on Business Banter.
 
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    AtoZecon

  • Doing Business in Turkey & Turkish Business Culture.

    Gokay Islamoglu
    9 Mar 2015 | 3:11 am
    In Today’s World, I believe that there are no borders anymore. Globalization rules the World with the help of Internet and It greatly affects every part of our life. Maybe 30 years ago, when people decided to buy something, they do not have so much options or they can’t compare prices, features etc. But now, we can just go to internet and check other options and compare prices & features of goods. And this can directly affects business also. What is the main goal of a company? Reducing cost and improve the quality of their products.  Today, companies don’t have to stuck in to…
  • Credit Acceptance Corp. Stock Analysis

    Gokay Islamoglu
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:13 am
    Credit Acceptance Corporation is a finance company and helps car dealers to sell their cars to the consumers on credit. What makes CAC different from others? CAC doesn't care about your credit history or grade. Risky business but extremely profitable. Why I choose this company; Because I strongly believe that in 2015, CAC will become better and perform better. CAC is in the middle of it's 52-week Performance. Highest Price was $168 and Lowest Price was $110. CAC's currently stock price is $138 but I believe that It will show better results in 2015. Why? Let's analyze.Firstly, I would like to…
  • The World's Richest People By Region Part 2

    Gokay Islamoglu
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:56 am
    In First Part of The World's Richest Person by Region article, I wrote about North America's Richest Person (Bill Gates), Europe's Richest Person (Amencio Ortega) and Asia's Richest Person (Li Ka-Shing) But, after I published the article and It reached thousands visitors, Asia's Richest Person changed from Li Ka-Shing to Jack Ma. Business world changes so quick but I was prepared, I already wrote about Jack Ma and Alibaba. Anyway, as I promised, in the second part we will look at the different regions such as Africa, Oceania and my favorite Middle-East. So, let's begin;AfricaAliko…
  • Which Language Should You Learn For Business?

    Gokay Islamoglu
    13 Dec 2014 | 7:11 am
    World becomes smaller and connection becomes bigger. Business is absolutely limitless. Today's business people doesn't aim only their home country anymore, they aim the world market. They are right, because World is a real business market. Local companies with local plans have no power and no future. In the past, we could say that `Countries are different, People's taste is different etc.` But, today, with the help of globalization everyone's taste become the same. In Paris, people wear the same shoes with the people in Dubai or Tokyo. And in Today's business, one language is not enough even…
  • The World's Richest Person by Region Part 1

    Gokay Islamoglu
    6 Dec 2014 | 9:04 am
    Have you ever wondered who is the richest person in your region?  How old is he/she? What is his business? What difficulties did they face? If yes, this article is for you. In Part 1, I'm going to write about the richest people in North America, Europe and Asia.I always impressed with the self-made businesses and luckily, all business men that I will write about in this article, started their businesses from zero. Personally, I believe that we can learn from them and they can motivate us. Moreover, they are already at the top which makes them the best example for the start-ups and…
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    The Lab

  • Olea’s Anti-malware Security Kiosk Featuring OPSWAT Technologies

    Olea Kiosks
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Cyber security has been at the forefront of the news with major security breaches impacting some of the largest companies in the United States, including JP Morgan Chase, Staples, eBay, Home Depot and more[1]. In addition to traditional online methods of transferring viruses and malware, hackers have now begun to use portable media, such as [...]
  • Better Kiosks through Intelligent Design

    Olea Kiosks
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
  • Apple Pay and Interactive Kiosks

    Olea Kiosks
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:26 pm
    The self-service kiosk industry grew 24% globally in 2013, and it is projected to continue this growth trend for at least the next five years[1].  Increasingly, consumers are not only open to the idea of using a self-service checkout option, such as an interactive kiosk, but as the general public’s comfort level with these self-service [...]
  • Olea Kiosks Case Study: TapSnap Portable Photobooth

    Olea Kiosks
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    At Olea Kiosks, our design and engineering team takes pride in developing custom kiosk solutions that exceed the customer’s expectations for both form and function. One of our latest custom solutions, the TapSnap portable photobooth, is a perfect example of how we are able to integrate innovative technology with a cutting-edge aesthetic.  When TapSnap approached [...]
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    Open Door HR

  • Outsource HR to Protect and Grow Your Financial Firm

    Judy Lindenberger
    21 Mar 2015 | 2:34 pm
    http://www.marketingwithintegrity.com/outsource-hr-to-protect-grow-your-financial-firm/ The post Outsource HR to Protect and Grow Your Financial Firm appeared first on Open Door HR.
  • Getting a Warning Letter at Work

    Judy Lindenberger
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:14 am
    In many cases, there are signs that can signal a problem at work. If you are not included in meetings, if your boss ignores your calls or doesn’t’ meet with you, if you learn about changes after everyone else, and if you feel excluded by your co-workers, a warning letter may be coming your way. If you do get a warning letter at work, here are some things you can do: Seriously and honestly reflect on the concerns that your boss voiced. Write a response to the warning, stating what you agree with and what you do not agree with, and copy Human Resources. For concerns that you agree with,…
  • Why Finding Your Niche Creates More Success

    Judy Lindenberger
    9 Feb 2015 | 5:48 am
    LinkedIn is a fabulous tool for networking and learning. I recently connected with Maria Marsala,a business coach, speaker and former Wall Street trader, who has compiled some great advice on the benefits of finding your niche. Named one of the Top 30 International Coaching Gurus in 2011, Maria has been recognized as a thought leader whose ideas have been published in Financial Planning Magazine, RIA Biz, Advisor Max, Dow Jones, The Street, Entrepreneur Magazine, and numerous books, trade journals, and magazines.   Maria received permission of each financial advisor and business owner…
  • Small Business Can Realize Some Big Savings by Outsourcing

    Judy Lindenberger
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:39 am
    http://www.njbiz.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20150105/NJBIZ01/150109971/Small-business-can-realize-some-big-savings-by-outsourcing The post Small Business Can Realize Some Big Savings by Outsourcing appeared first on Open Door HR.
  • Developing Line Managers

    Judy Lindenberger
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:54 am
    http://design.hr.com/ExcellenceEssentials/TM/TalentManagement_DECEMBER2014/index.html#/6/   The post Developing Line Managers appeared first on Open Door HR.
 
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    Thrive! Europe

  • 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.
  • The Euro Exit Crisis: Get Current on this Currency Conundrum and its Continuity Concerns

    DRI International
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:04 am
    As we prepare for DRI2015 in San Antonio, United States, we would like to take a moment to remember the great presentations from DRI2014. Today, we are highlighting a special presentation from Corrado Zana of DRI Italy.  Corrado’s presentation delves into the complexities of the Euro Zone and the possibility of its dissolution.   To view the presentation, please visit our library.
  • Continuity and Resilience Think-tanks

    DRI International
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:54 am
    Jean-Marie Paquet In Luxembourg on October the 16th, a handful of Business Continuity Practitioners managed to set up a seminar aiming at bringing together cross-industry representatives concerned by Resilience and Continuity.  The topic was a kind of commercial. With news in neighbouring countries keeping on harping about “it” since winter 2012; with “it” becoming a subject of dispute in a Belgium facing three nuclear reactors out of order; with “it” being a political concern in France and Germany; with growing fears that gales force 10, periods of freeze and heavy snowfalls…
  • Business Continuity Management At RSI: A Case Study

    DRI International
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:57 am
    As we prepare for DRI2015 in San Antonio, United States, we would like to take a moment to remember the great presentations from DRI2014. One of the most interesting case studies from the conference, this presentation by Davide Barca delves into the complexities of business continuity in the broadcast world.   To view the presentation, please visit our library.
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    Thrive! Asia

  • IT/DR and the Ostrich Syndrome

    DRI International
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Presentations from DRI2015 are now available in MyDRI. Thrive! Asia is highlighting “IT/DR and the Ostrich Syndrome: Lessons Learned in India, Applied Everywhere!” presented by Rakesh Pande of DRI India.  The panel provides information on creating a more efficient global travel process. 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.    
  • BC Project Management, the cost of Disaster Recovery, “Selling” Business Continuity, and more!

    DRI International
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Be sure to read through the latest additions from DRI ANZ: Making Sure The Right Procedures Are Followed For Business Continuity How Much Does Disaster Recovery Cost? The Unbroken Chain From Business Continuity Assignments To Actions – And Back What Are You Missing In Threat Intelligence For Business Continuity? Five Profiles To Ponder When You Start Testing Your Business Continuity How To ‘Sell’ Business Continuity To Four Generations Of Workers To view all articles from DRI ANZ, please click here.  For more information on DRI ANZ, please visit their website.
  • How to ‘Sell’ Business Continuity to Four Generations of Workers

    DRI International
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:36 pm
    DRI ANZ To view this article in its original location, please click here. Business continuity is everybody’s business. While the principles and the planning may be better carried out by BC specialists, it’s the organisation as a whole that needs to apply them. However, a one-size-fits-all approach may not be effective when you’re trying to get the message across. It’s a fact that many organisations now have as many as four generations of employees. Each age group has its own characteristics, culture and way of doing things. As you work with colleagues to get BC in place and make it…
  • Five Profiles to Ponder When You Start Testing Your Business Continuity

    DRI International
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    DRI ANZ To view this article in its original location, please click here. Good business continuity planning may be half the battle. But if you haven’t tested to check your plan works, then don’t expect to win. The example of organisations that did data backups, failed to test and found afterwards their files were unrecoverable proves the point. But how should you test your BCP? Approaches from other areas may have some useful pointers. Good software testing for instance is often a matter of mixing and matching human tester personalities. Here’s a tester profile model adapted for testing…
  • What Are You Missing in Threat Intelligence for Business Continuity?

    DRI International
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:37 pm
    DRI ANZ To view this article in its original location, please click here. There’s no doubt that threat intelligence is a hot topic today. The debate goes on about how best to collect and analyse information to identify existing and emergent threats. Attacker techniques and capabilities are scrutinised to draw up plans for defence. Software applications allow organisations to draw up ‘attack trees’ to methodically describe the security of their systems. These methodical approaches have merit because they encourage organisations to think through different scenarios and reinforce their…
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    Thrive! Middle East and Africa

  • Travel Management During Major Global Incidents

    DRI International
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Presentations from DRI2015 are now available in MyDRI. Thrive! MEA is highlighting “Implementing Effective Travel Management During Major Global Incidents,” the presentation from a panel including Chris Summerrow, Mike Janko, and Frank Slater.  The panel provides information on creating a more efficient global travel process. 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.
  • A Guide to Arabic Business Continuity Terms

    DRI International
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:20 pm
    The International Glossary for Resiliency is now available in Arabic! 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.
  • Military-Private Partnerships, Central Bank of Nigeria, and more!

    DRI International
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Thrive! Middle East and Africa is now featuring articles written by DRI Nigeria.  Thus far, you can explore the following articles: Nyanya Bomb Blast – Another Wake Up Call Attack on Schools in Yobe, Military-Private Partnership New CBN Regulation on IT Standards To view all articles from DRI Nigeria, please click here.
  • Avoiding Fatal Mistakes in Business Continuity – The Middle East Perspective!

    DRI International
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:32 am
    Ayesha Al Bakoush, CBCP, CRA Businesses and organizations are not immune to crises and therefore planning for the unexpected must be considered as a sound practice. Many organizations are unprepared to handle workplace crises, operating under the myth that “those things won’t happen here.” While most of us do not like to think about crises happening to us, planning to deal with them proactively and effectively would help protect human lives, prevent damage and reduce the likelihood of financial and non-financial impacts. The whole concept of business continuity is relatively new to the…
  • External Agency Coordination Goes Viral: Time to Update Your BCM Plan

    DRI International
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Bill DelGrosso, CBCP, CEM Commercial business lives with risk every day from competitors, cash flow, and changing technology. They also face threats from recent events including the outbreak of the Ebola virus, including in the US, increasing natural disasters, and protests in Hong Kong. These external, uncontrollable events suggest that you review the Emergency Response Operations, and the Coordination with External Agencies Professional Practices elements of your continuity plans. In each of these examples, organizational business continuity management system (BCMS) planning will be…
 
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    Common Sense Development

  • A Life in Conflict: Finding Joy in Our Purpose.

    Mark Zarr
    21 Mar 2015 | 10:25 am
    If we really want to live in faith, it is not about finding the path that makes us most miserable. It is about finding the path that brings us the most joy. The post A Life in Conflict: Finding Joy in Our Purpose. appeared first on Common Sense Development.
  • Leadership: An Overused Word

    Mark Zarr
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:02 am
    Being a leader is not something that comes with a job title, and it is not even something that you become when you’re very good at your job. Leadership has nothing to do with your occupation. The post Leadership: An Overused Word appeared first on Common Sense Development.
  • The New Marketing Era: Letting Customers Find You

    Mark Zarr
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:26 pm
    As a college professor, one of the courses I teach is marketing. Considering that I own a small business marketing and branding firm, it's a good fit and I really enjoy teaching the class. However, I was struck this semester when the latest edition of the marketing textbook came out jam-packed with the same old lessons we have been teaching for the last 30+ years. The post The New Marketing Era: Letting Customers Find You appeared first on Common Sense Development.
  • The Creature in the Closet: Have You Let Evil Win?

    Mark Zarr
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:25 pm
    This world of darkness does not have to be. As a child, we feared the darkness because we knew it was a threat and it was recognizable to us as a foreign presence. As children, we wanted to live in the light. As adults, we have forgotten that there is even a difference. The post The Creature in the Closet: Have You Let Evil Win? appeared first on Common Sense Development.
  • The Meaning of Color

    Mark Zarr
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:36 pm
    There is a lot of meaning & emotion behind color. When you’re building your brand it is important to know what you’re saying through the colors you use. The post The Meaning of Color appeared first on Common Sense Development.
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    StartUp FASHION

  • 24 Reasons Why You Should Not Give Up on Your Fashion Business

    Francesca LaRaque
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Starting a fashion business is damn hard and to be completely truthful, intimidating. Going into business for yourself costs money, requires patience, time, and most of all dedication. There are so many days when things feel like too much; days when you wonder if it’s going to work. We want to remind you that you can do this. Do what you can to get past your doubts or, better yet, acknowledge them and then tell them to screw off. The world is like it never has been before and your ability to build something that makes you happy is at an all time high! Here are 24 reasons why you…
  • Fashion Archives: A Look at the History of Linen Fabric

    Jessica Bucci
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Eileen Fisher Linen Jackets Back in the days of early civilization, clothing was (obviously) not the most glamorous. Namely, you would throw on an animal pelt and call it a day. Fabric as we know it today didn’t exist, and so garments were heavy and probably pretty gross. Fortunately, us humans are resourceful creatures, and would come to discover the fiber that inspired the fabrics we are familiar with today: linen. Linen is beautiful, soft, and perhaps the earliest known constructed textile. For example, in the country of Georgia, archaeologists discovered 34,000 year old flax fibers that…
  • Bump Up Your Social Cred with Live Stream Video App Meerkat

    Pam Sahota
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Just what you’re looking for, another platform for you to share your brand’s content. I know, it’s exhausting and thinking about adding more is is just- no. But this one is too cool not to tell you about. The latest buzz is around Meerkat – a somewhat new mobile app, which has hit the streets of SXSW with a storm. What’s so cool about it? Meerkat allows you to tweet live video in actual real time. This live stream option is super cool, especially for brands who may not have the ability to partner with the big publishers to do so. Let’s break down the advantages:…
  • A Complete Look at the Sample Making Process

    Contributor
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    There are so many steps to building your fashion business. One of the most important of these steps is taking your creative ideas from concept to completion. It doesn’t matter how many books you read, your first season can be quite confusing. Especially when you are a complete beginner. There’s the tech pack, patterns, protos, pattern revisions, sample making, more revisions, second samples. When does production actually start? You may think that having a Tech Pack and Patterns are all you need to get your collection produced, and that is most of what you need, but do not underestimate…
  • Fashion Archives: A Look at Ikat Weaving

    Jessica Bucci
    21 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    The ikat trend is still going strong, one can spot the ubiquitous pattern anywhere from bedding to runway. Although today ikat is considered a fresh, contemporary design element, it’s hardly new. In fact, it’s been around for thousands of years, imbued with a deep history and tradition. Many fast fashion labels have jumped in on the ikat craze, with little to no regard for the process’ roots- a big mistake considering the sticky situations companies have been getting themselves into concerning cultural appropriation. The name “ikat” is derived from the Malaysian word “mangikat,”…
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    Newsweaver

  • Client Services Executive (9 Month Maternity Contract)

    Emma Hanley
    1 Apr 2015 | 3:38 am
    We are seeking an enthusiastic, customer-success focused professional to join our Client Services Management team. The Client Services Executive will have ownership of a portfolio of Newsweaver client accounts. They will be required to manage their accounts from set-up and on-boarding, through to developing and managing the on-going relationship in a way that maximizes customer success. The candidate will work collaboratively across all functions at Newsweaver to ensure this is achieved. Superior customer success and retention are at the core of everything we do. We require a talented…
  • Internal Communications State of the Sector Survey

    Claire O' Brien
    1 Apr 2015 | 1:16 am
    I invited Ian Harris, Associate Director at Gatehouse Group to write about their newly published State of the Sector survey – one of the largest, most authoritative surveys of Internal Communication professionals. Ian will  join me for a free webinar on 15th April where he will outline in further detail the findings and implications of the survey results for the Internal Comms Sector. Since 2009, Gatehouse has run its annual State of the Sector – an industry-wide census that aims to investigate the challenges internal communicators are facing, and where their focus will be over…
  • Tackling information overload in the social age

    denise cox
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:32 am
    Last week I attended the fantastic SMiLE London 2015 event  (check out SMiLE’s Storify of the event). These events look at everything social and digital in the world of Internal Communication. Over 200 internal communicators gathered recently at St. Paul’s etc. venue to hear communicators share their challenges and successes in implementing social and channel strategies that connect and engage employees at their organizations. While listening to all the communicators share their stories, it struck me that because information can now flow so freely through all the channels within an…
  • Employee engagement is no longer just a buzzword

    Jamie Pert
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:02 am
    In theory, employee engagement makes perfect sense. Engaged employees are far more likely to put in the extra effort when dealing with customers, working on projects and adapting to the changes affecting all organizations today. However, until recently it’s been difficult to quantify exactly what affect engagement has on business success. That’s starting to change. Examining the impact on the bottom line There are now numerous studies examining the link between engagement and its impact on a business’ bottom line. For instance, in their 2014 Engagement Report Aon Hewitt found:…
  • Internal communicators: Should you be customizing your global values in some countries to reflect the local culture?

    denise cox
    5 Mar 2015 | 3:25 am
    I invited Andy Blacknell, who has been a guest on a number of our webinars, to write about organizational culture and address the issues that Internal Communicators face when disseminating corporate culture and values following international expansion, acquisition or mergers.   Andrew Blacknell is a Change & Communication Consultant with over twenty years experience in internal communication and change management – both in-house and as a consultant based in Europe and North America. His expertise includes employee research, employee engagement, change management, employee value…
 
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    Securities & Going Public Lawyers

  • Securities Law & Going Public Attorneys l Securities Lawyer 101

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    1 Jan 2101 | 6:23 am
    Going Public LawyerGoing public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and quantities of regulations with which issuers must become familiar.   Despite the risks even in a down economy, the U.S. market remains one of the most attractive sources of... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • Late SEC Filers 101 – Going Public Attorneys

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:23 am
    Going Public LawyerIt is that time of year again when SEC filers with a December 31 year end, must file their annual report on Form 10-K. Recent enforcement actions against SEC filers and insiders for failure to comply with their SEC reporting obligations. It has become routine for the SEC to suspend issuers who become inactive and miss their annual 10-K or quarterly 10-Q... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • Direct Public Offering Q & A – Going Public Lawyers

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:28 am
    Going Public LawyerGoing public transactions can be structured numerous ways. The going public process is a complicated & intricate procedure, and it is important to have an experienced securities attorney to help your company navigate through the process and deal with the Securities & Exchange Commission (“SEC”), Financial Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) & Depository Trust Company (“DTC”).  Upon completion of a going public transaction, most companies are... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • Brenda Hamilton Featured By Intuit About Direct Public Offerings and Going Public

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    29 Mar 2015 | 4:14 am
    Going Public LawyerIntuit Inc., a provider of small business software solutions, including QuickBooks, tackles accounting, taxes, budgets and personal finances with TurboTax. Quicken featured an interview with securities attorney Brenda Hamilton.* Brenda Hamilton practices securities law focusing on direct public offerings /DPOs, initial public offerings /IPOs, accredited crowdfunding, intrastate crowdfunding and going public transactions for small and mid-sized businesses. The interview’s focus... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • Regulation A+ Adds Two New Bad Actor Disqualification Triggers

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Going Public LawyerThe final Regulation A+ rules amend Rule 262 to include bad actor disqualification provisions as adopted under Rule 506(d) of Regulation D.  Consistent with the disqualification provisions of Rule 506(d), the final rules add two additional disqualification triggers to those in existing Regulation A. The two new disqualification triggers are Securities & Exchange Commission cease-and-desist orders for violations of scienter-based... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
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    Body Transformation Nation

  • A Guide to the 6 Nutrients Your Body Needs Daily

    admin
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
    Good nutrition is synonymous to good health whereas bad nutrition corresponds to bad health. Hence, in order to protect yourself from diseases and illnesses, you need to make sure that your body receives the complete nutrition it needs. There are six basic nutrients needed by the body on a day to day basis and they are as follow: Carbohydrates Carbohydrates supply energy to the body. They contribute to about 60% of the total calorie intake. They are categorized into two, which are simple and complex carbohydrates. What are the differences between the two? Simple carbohydrates are sugars and…
  • Essential Vitamins and Minerals For Weight Loss

    admin
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:13 am
    Losing weight has become the primary concern of many people today considering the fact that the number of obese people continues to increase every single day. Having your weight in control is the key to good health and good life. Vitamins and minerals play a very important role in keeping the body healthy and strong. A well-nourished body supports optimal metabolism and has a strong shield against obesity, diabetes, stroke, cardiac-related disease, and other forms of life-threatening diseases and illnesses. The Role Of Vitamins And Minerals In The Weight Loss Process Vitamins and minerals…
  • Do You Need Weight Loss Supplements?

    admin
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    Everybody wants to have a flat stomach. However, having a flat tummy seems to be a difficult thing to achieve nowadays considering the fact that a lot of people have unhealthy eating habits and living a sedentary lifestyle. In an attempt to have sexy belly and lose weight in general, what people usually do is they opt for weight loss supplements that promise to deliver quick results. A research conducted by the Journal of the American Dietetic Association in 2007 showed that more than 15% of adults in America are using weight loss supplements. In the very same research revealed that women use…
  • Do Antioxidants Help Weight Loss?

    admin
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Oxidation is a reactionary process that reduces the number of electrons. The process releases free radicals, which causes permanent damage to the body. Once the number of free radicals in the body goes out of control it could lead to premature aging, neurodegeneration, and cancer. Antioxidants are substances that inhibit the oxidation of other molecules. What antioxidants do is they get rid of free radicals, improves the body’s metabolic process, and improve your health as a whole. It is the human brain that regulates free radicals, which directly affects one’s appetite. What the human…
  • A Guide to Carbohydrates and Weight Loss

    admin
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Carbohydrate is one of the contributory factors of obesity. It is a form of sugar and the body needs to burn it or else it will end up as a stored fat. On the positive note, carbs (carbohydrates) are not bad at all. As a matter of fact, they play essential roles in the body such as: Fuels the body Feeds the brain Promotes metabolism of fat Prevents the use of protein as energy source   Why Carbohydrates Lead To Weight Gain? With the functions mentioned above, carbs are not actually bad things. However, people tend to overeat them. Remember that anything in excess is bad for your health.
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    Atlanta Business Radio

  • Walking The Carpet At Hinman 2015

    Stone Payton
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    For 103 years, dental professionals have considered the Thomas P. Hinman Dental Meeting to be one of the premier sources of continuing education. The meeting continues to attract the country’s leading, most respected clinicians and lecturers in the field of dentistry today. Atlanta Business Radio Host Lee Kantor “walks the carpet” at Hinman 2015, stopping along the way to visit with several Exhibitors . . . To Play Or Pause: Press The White Button To Download: Right Click On DOWNLOAD FILE, And Choose “Save As” ________________________________ Andrew Kuzmen Pelton &…
  • Content Marketing Series with SalesLoft

    rhondachale
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:45 pm
    Tami McQueen / SalesLoft    As a marketing and communications strategist with over nine years of strategic experience in B2B and B2C markets, Tami joined SalesLoft to scale the marketing team and lead digital, content marketing, and inbound lead generation initiatives across multiple platforms. Tami delivers branding insights and channels collaborative discussion among internal and external audiences. A champion for guerilla marketing and taking big risks to gain traction in a dynamic market, Tami was named the 2014 B2B Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Marketing Innovator of the…
  • Cobb County Edition: Wealth Building

    lenise
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:46 pm
    Sonia Booker/ Real Estate Investor, Author, Wealth Coach /SoniaBooker.com Sonia is among the nation’s top ‘Go To’ thought-leaders on wealth creation and real estate investing. She is also one of most sought-after speakers and real estate coaches.   Sonia’s passion to equip everyday people with the blueprint to build wealth, “one dollar at a time,” is her unique and distinct brand.  It has resonated with the public and inspired a wealth building movement centered not just on building a better life, but a building a lasting legacy.  Sonia is the author of  “Real Estate and…
  • Spotlight on VIMtrek

    rhondachale
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:55 pm
    VIMTREK takes BIM to the next level of creating a revolutionary visualization and collaboration tool which produces a fully immersive, easily navigable, interactive Visual Information Model (VIM) environments from Revit BIM projects. VIMtrek’s VIM Viewer, built on state of the art Gaming Technology, provides a virtual 3D Repository of building data which can be used for collaboration between the building’s Owner, Architect, Engineers and Contractors. VIMtrek is state of the art technology and a game changer for companies looking to save big money on construction time and change orders,…
  • Special Edition: Cobb County

    lenise
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:20 pm
    Joseph Malbrough/ Smyrna Business Association / UPS Store Cobb Parkway Joseph Malbrough is the President of Parkland Place Associates, which owns and operates The UPS Store Cumberland Galleria in Smyrna, Georgia. He was the top revenue producer at The Metro Atlanta Chamber, where he generated over a million dollars in revenue from 1994-2004. He served as the Assistant Vice President of New Business Development at United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and Vice President of Business development at Entrepreneur Advisors. He also held revenue development roles at Motorola Communications and Clear…
 
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    ALS Locksmith Blog

  • The key to a secure home is a professional locksmith

    20 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    With burglary of homes a persistent and, in some areas, rising problem, securing your home against the threat of robbers breaking in is vital. Not only do you want to safeguard the valuable and treasured contents of your home, but you also want to ensure your family members are protected at all times. It all starts with robust locks on windows and doors. It's all very well employing alarms and CCTV systems around a house to try and ward off the threat of thieves breaking in, whether you're at home or not, but chances are these technologies are not going to be completely effective in…
  • Affordable Locksmith Services launch new guide to locks

    25 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Everyone uses them, every single day. People rely on them for safety, to protect their families and to keep their property secure. However, few people could claim to know their sash mortise from their oval cylinder. Now, one Glasgow locksmiths is aiming to put an end to the public's confusion about locks, once and for all.Affordable Locksmith Services, a Glasgow based company, has recently launched a brand new online guide [www.als-locksmiths.com/our-lock-guide] to all the various different types of locks commonly found in a typical home. This crash course in lock design was…
  • UPVC Door Locksmith Glasgow

    11 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    UPVC Door Locksmith Glasgow Affordable Locksmith Glasgow carry out door lock repairs to UPVC doors and windows. UPVC door repairs Glasgow - You don't need a new UPVC door! Affordable Glasgow Locksmith can repair your UPVC door. Been told that the locking mechanism is obsolete and you can't get it anymore, then why don't you give us a call. We can replace it with something else. Perhaps something even better. Affordable Glasgow locksmith door repair service is here to help.Have a composite door and thinking about changing it to a UPVC door? That'd be a big mistake. A composite door…
  • Locksmith Glasgow G3, G12

    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Affordable locksmith near Park Circus G3 Affordable locksmith Glasgow G3, G12 for all your lock fitting, repairs, installations and UPVC door and window repairs. A complete locksmith service near you. We come to you and all work is carried out efficiently on your doorstep at your convenience. A local locksmith service, family run and independent to thelarger national companies. That means we charge no vat so straight away we are twenty percent cheaper. We charge no hourly rates. We don't charge traveling times and we do not charge a call out fee. Affordable Locksmith Services All our work be…
  • Locksmith Arrochar and Tarbet

    11 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Locksmith Arrochar and Tarbet Looking for a locksmith in Arrochar and Tarbet? There isn't one. A.L.S. Locksmith Dumbarton cover this area and can respond to your needs with efficiency and professionalism. Lock Changes A.L.S. Locksmith Arrochar and Tarbet carry out all manner of lock changes from replacement Yale, mortise locks to the replacement and repair of multipoint mechanisms on PVC doors. Lock Repairs A.L.S. Locksmith Arrochar and Tarbet carry out repairs to all kinds of door and window locks. If we can't repair the lock we can replace it. 90% of our jobs are completed in one…
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    Binary Option Evolution

  • Holloway Lodging Corp. announces sale of Travelodge® franchising business

    Jadtecnic
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:49 am
    Holloway Lodging Corp. announces sale of Travelodge® franchising business /NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION ON U.S. WIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES/ Option Trading Partners  – Holloway Lodging Corporation (TSX: HLC, HLC.DB, HLC.DB.A) (“Holloway”) is pleased to announce that it has sold its Travelodge franchise business. Holloway acquired the franchise business through its acquisition of Royal Host Inc. in July 2014 and determined that the franchise business was not a core asset for Holloway. Holloway sold the franchise business for $21.0 million which is…
  • Mortgage applications surge on spring demand

    Jadtecnic
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:24 am
    OPTION TRADING PARTNERS Financial News – Option Trading Partners Network  Mortgage applications surge on spring demand Option Trading Partners  – Despite volatility in interest rates, mortgage applications moved decidedly higher last week, continuing their strong stride into spring. Total volume increased 4.6 percent sequentially, on a seasonally adjusted basis for the week ending March 27th, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). “This week’s mortgage application survey falls right into line with recent indications that home sales – new, existing and…
  • Shopular: Consumers Won’t Get Fooled Again and Pay Full Price this April

    Jadtecnic
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:01 am
    Shopular: Consumers Won’t Get Fooled Again and Pay Full Price this April Option Trading Partners – Just in time for the start of April, mobile shopping app Shopular has released a seasonal study revealing that America’s consumers have had their fill of “foolishly” overpaying at the retail check out counter. According to the survey, nearly 85 percent say that, come this April 1st, they “won’t get fooled again” when it comes to paying full price at the top national brand stores they frequent – especially when they know that better deals and…
  • CentOS 7.1-1503

    Jadtecnic
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:42 am
    CentOS 7.1-1503   Option Trading Partners  – Karanbir Singh has announced the availability of the first point update to CentOS 7, a Linux distribution built by compiling the source code of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: “We would like to announce the general availability of CentOS Linux 7 (1503) for 64-bit x86-compatible machines. This is the second major release for CentOS 7 and is tagged as 1503. This build is derived from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1. This merges in all base, updates, and CR (continuous release) components released in the month of March 2015. If you have…
  • Great Lakes Graphite Metallurgical Testing Confirms 98% Pure, High Value Hydrothermal Graphite at Lochaber Project

    Jadtecnic
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:13 am
    Great Lakes Graphite Metallurgical Testing Confirms 98% Pure, High Value Hydrothermal Graphite at Lochaber Project   Option Trading Partners –  Toronto: Great Lakes Graphite Inc. (“GLK” or the “Company” TSX-V:GLK, OTC:GLKIF, FWB:8GL) is pleased to announce that the Company has confirmed the presence of (98%) hydrothermal lump vein graphite through metallurgical testing at the Lochaber Graphite Property in southwestern Quebec. The material from the veins had been collected as part of the bulk sample but had not been previously identified as most of the…
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    Urb Society Magazine

  • Fox TV’s Empire Season 1 Episode 10 (Full Video)

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:53 pm
    SINS OF THE FATHER… Empire does it again in episode 10 of season 1 as Andre forms a new musical relationship with The post Fox TV’s Empire Season 1 Episode 10 (Full Video) appeared first on Urb Society Magazine.
  • Fox TV’s Empire Season 1 Episode 9 (Full Video)

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:56 pm
    UNTO THE BREACH… Empire episode 9 of the mega hit Fox TV show was nothing short of drama filled. The Lyons family The post Fox TV’s Empire Season 1 Episode 9 (Full Video) appeared first on Urb Society Magazine.
  • Karrueche Tran Goes Sneaker Shopping With Complex

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:02 pm
    The sexy Karrueche Tran takes us to one of her favorite shops Flight Club in Los Angeles with Joe La Puma of Complex while The post Karrueche Tran Goes Sneaker Shopping With Complex appeared first on Urb Society Magazine.
  • Rihanna ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    29 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Rihanna debuted her new song at the iHeartRadio Awards 2015 called “Bitch Better Have My Money”. The Kanye West produced track shines as the The post Rihanna ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ appeared first on Urb Society Magazine.
  • 100 Black Fashion & Style Bloggers To Watch On The Web

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    29 Mar 2015 | 10:56 pm
    There are 1,000’s of Fashion & Style bloggers across the globe but only a few stand from the rest. When you talk The post 100 Black Fashion & Style Bloggers To Watch On The Web appeared first on Urb Society Magazine.
 
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    Bruce Bryant Felton | Mobile Income Network

  • How To Use Systems To Free Up Your Personal Time

    Bruce Bryant Felton
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:20 pm
    How to free up your time and use “systems” in your business so you can pursue and work on other personal projects. About This Session We all are busy and we all have that multiple things we want to do in life but can’t. Simply because our schedule isn’t set correctly. I’ll be discussing on a few things that I currently use in my business today (systems) that you can use right now to better organize your day. No matter what kind of schedule you have. Resources Discussed Time Tune app (organization) Self Control app (Only available for ios) 5DollarDinners.com…
  • The TRUE Definition of MULTIPLE STREAMS of Income

    Bruce Bryant Felton
    6 Mar 2015 | 6:39 am
    You’re not multiplying your income, you’re dividing it. (Stop being stupid) Multiple streams does not mean being involved in multiple MLM/Internet marketing companies. Multiple streams can only be done effectively when you’ve established ONE stream of income that’s completely solid, self-sufficient and residual. And then you start a 2nd stream of income that’s completely independent of the first one…doesn’t rely on the same audience… doesn’t rely on the same marketplace. This is where people usually screw up. They buy into the…
  • Generate Leads From Blogging

    Bruce Bryant Felton
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:03 pm
    Generate Leads From Blogging Did you know that you can generate leads from blogging? This is why you see so many people creating blogs. However, here’s the deal – you cannot create leads from just any blog – the blog you create needs to be interesting, informative and unique. Here’s a little tip for you: The blog will need to have a large amount of content before it really starts to take off. So, after the first month of blogging, if you do not start to see any leads, don’t let that get you down. Instead, continue doing what you do – post content at least 3 times a week and…
  • Empower Network

    Bruce Bryant Felton
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:51 am
    Name is Bruce Bryant Felton and I am in the top percentage of affiliates in Empower Network. Funny thing is, is that it doesn’t take much earnings to be in that percentage and even easier, is the actual steps I took to get there. The review is an unbiased review, with a biased twist at the end…but watcha expect? I turned an impossible task into thousands of dollars a month. Impossible? Watcha mean bro? Well, if you look at my history, I was like the biggest loser online. No direction, no guidance, no money, absolutely nothing. This Damn Internet Marketing thing threw me for…
  • Kannaway MLM

    Bruce Bryant Felton
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    The Kannaway MLM Kannaway has gotten off to a great start with its prelaunch campaign. The marketing in my opinion has been fantastic. I mean the overall design (and speed) of their websites, the production of the videos for Kannaway have all been nothing but top notch. In spite of it all I still found myself asking “Is this really the best way to Sell Hemp?”  As people began sharing Kannaway with me the first thing I noticed were the links people were passing around to the Hemp Network, a company I first heard about in 2014 during their pre-launch as well. The idea of selling…
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  • Website relaunches

    Andrew Long
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:16 am
    We are pleased to announce the relaunch of the following regional scavenger hunt websites: Australia: www.scavengerhuntanywhere.com.au UK: www.scavengerhuntanywhere.co.uk New Zealand: www.scavengerhuntanywhere.co.nz You are reading Website relaunches by Scavenger Hunt Anywhere. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.
  • The 10 Best Scavenger Hunt Cities in the World

    Andrew Long
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:56 am
    The Ten Best Corporate Scavenger Hunt Cities in the World At Scavenger Hunt Anywhere we are in the business of providing corporate team building scavenger hunts. So when we consider a location for a scavenger hunt, there are numerous criteria that we look for including, but not limited to: • Density. A term we use for how close together all the hunt tasks are, absed on the layout of the city. • Interest. The best scavenger hunt content comes from interesting landmarks like hotels, museums, architecture and other points of interest. • Safety. It just makes sense. • Cleanliness. A clean…
  • Scavenger Hunt Videos

    Andrew Long
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:55 am
    For many of the locations where we run our corporate scavenger hunts, we create a short video explaining the reasons why we think that location is a great spot for a scavenger hunt. Here are three videos, for example: Chicago Scavenger Hunt Video Montreal Scavenger Hunt Video Toronto Scavenger Hunt Video You can find more by visiting our location pages. You are reading Scavenger Hunt Videos by Scavenger Hunt Anywhere. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.
  • Spiky Strengths are important in Team Building

    Andrew Long
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    When building a team, it may be best to bring on team members who excel in a small number of areas, then those who are expert generalists.  Learn more in this Business Standard article. You are reading Spiky Strengths are important in Team Building by Scavenger Hunt Anywhere. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.
  • Where was this photo taken?

    Andrew Long
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    OK folks, this one is much trickier.  Where was this photo taken? Click here to submit your answer on our facebook page. You are reading Where was this photo taken? by Scavenger Hunt Anywhere. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.
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    Learn Forex Free

  • Worst performing currencies of 2015

    LearnForexFree
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:25 am
    Theory, hedgers and financial experts alike use the cash markets. International companies to import and rent out the trade (forex) rate variances should be noted that these organizations to be smart. Usually, coin costs Show unpredictability, the first quarter of 2015 draw to a close, as of the date of performing the bitterest monetary forms of benefit for years to examine can it be that. The worst performing currencies in 2015 Recoups the US economy, the dollar during the most recent year in one of the entertainers, the castle is closed. These other forms of international monetary…
  • Presentation – Making And Losing Money

    LearnForexFree
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:53 pm
    How People Make or Lose Money Doing It: By changing over your cash into an alternate money, you are trusting that the new coin increments in worth. When you change over back to your beginning cash, preferably you will have more cash than you began with. We should investigate a basic illustration of how somebody can profit from a forex exchange. Assume you have $900 U.S. dollars and you trade that for $1000 Canadian dollars. After one week, the CAD/USD conversion scale goes up from 0.90 to 1.0, so the Canadian dollar which you claim has expanded in quality contrasted with the U.S. dollar. You…
  • what is a pip

    LearnForexFree
    14 Mar 2015 | 2:51 am
    DEFINITION OF ‘PIP’ “PIP” remains for Point In Rate. All the more basically however, a pip is the thing that we in the FX would consider a “point” for figuring benefits and misfortunes. The littlest value change that a given swapping scale can make. Since most real money sets are evaluated to four decimal places, the littlest change is that of the keep going decimal point – for most combines this is what might as well be called 1/100 of one percent, or one premise point. A pip is a little measure of progress in a coin match in the forexmarket. It can…
  • Trading View Chart

    LearnForexFree
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:44 pm
  • Forex Market

    LearnForexFree
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:55 am
    Forex Market Hours Forex market is open 24 hours a day. These traders to trade any time of day or night is a great opportunity. The market is most active and therefore has the biggest volume of trades is the best time to trade. Actively trade the markets catch a good trading opportunity and a good opportunity to make profits will create. Markets will slow down literally wasted your time and effort while – turn off your computer and do not even bother!  
 
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    ICS Limited

  • 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 […]
  • BPO vs KPO | Understanding the differences between BPO and KPO

    Michael Peter
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:07 am
    Is there a difference between Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO)? When is an outsourced process categorized as BPO and when does it become KPO? Most importantly, how can a business know how to choose between the two? Fundamentally BPO and KPO are both subset of Outsourcing. During outsourcing, certain processes or tasks are […]
  • EXPERT COLLABORATION: The Key to Staying Abreast and Relevant in a fast paced and evolving Profession

    Shola Odeyinde
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:21 am
    The difference between success and failure for the 21st century HR professional is hinged on their ability to stay informed of best and improved practices and adopt the innovative and technological solution to drive their processes. In today’s business world characterized by global competition, increased expertise in specialized fields, technology evolution and constantly evolving trends […]
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    Business Common Sense

  • Lead Yourself First

    Karina Mikhli
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:48 am
    Many aspire to leadership and that is a good thing, but what is leadership? Leadership is not management: managers enforce; leaders inspire. Leadership is not a title: regardless of your title or position, you can demonstrate leadership.Leadership is not self-serving: true leaders serve and support, not the other way around, and they try to bring out the best in their teams.Leadership is not short-sighted: leaders are visionaries who keep the bigger picture in mind, and sometimes make hard decisions to get there.Leadership is not easy: be ready to work hard, fight for what you…
  • Leaders Bring Out Your Best

    Karina Mikhli
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:43 am
    I've written about playing to your strengths several times before (I admit it's a favorite topic of mine) and its opposite: dealing with weaknesses and failures. I've read and written about how some of the richest and most successful outsource anything they are not good at. Alison Levine, in her book On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership (also mentioned in my last post), brings strengths and weaknesses to another level. Alison is an extreme adventurist who has climbed some of the highest mountains and gone on expeditions to some of the coldest and most remote places in our…
  • Progress is Multi-Directional

    Karina Mikhli
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:46 am
    One of my favorite type of business books is what I call "business memoirs." These are first-person narratives where you learn how someone saved a business, built a successful business, or learned something. They are definitely "business books" but because they're told from a person's perspective, they are quicker and easier reads. I picked-up a different type of business memoir last week called On the Edge: The Art of High-Impact Leadership by Alison Levine. Unlike most business memoirs that have a business at their center, Alison's story is about the leadership skills she learned…
  • Acceptance Is Liberating

    Karina Mikhli
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:49 am
    I came across the below tweet last week and after thinking about it on and off, it's made me realize something. We all strive so hard to be better—to iterate, to improve, to fail wisely and learn from our mistakes—that we never allow ourselves to just be. Sometimes there's a reason things aren't ideal, and if it's intentional and/or what has to be for you to get to a better place, then that's okay and just accept it. For example, I keep trying to get more sleep. I know how important it is, and should I ever forget, all the articles out there on health—and even leadership!—will remind…
  • Culture Needs Leadership

    Karina Mikhli
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:40 am
    There are many books, articles, and thought leaders that argue about the differences between managers and leaders. I've read many of their explanations but the one I remember most goes like this: you manage process but lead people. Stan Slap, in his book Under the Hood: Fire Up and Fine-Tune Your Employee Culture (which I also discussed in my previous post), agrees with this statement since the employee culture he defines needs what only leaders can provide. Managers, as per Stan, have to subvert their personal values in service to the company. If they happen to work for a good company,…
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    Business Thirst

  • Small Business Technology Trends for Cloud Services in 2015

    PaulJellicoe
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
      The technology peaks expected for 2015 don’t differ that much to those of 2014. Although services such as mobile technology and cloud computing remain dominant, there seems to be more options in relation to these services in 2015. The Cloud Will Replace On-Premises Technology It’s safe to say that no-one would think for one moment that every business will replace a system they’re used to in such a small space of time, but moving an IT structure to the cloud is showing its benefits to companies who have employed the use of cloud services. One such perk of using a cloud service is…
  • Amazon Brings One-Hour Delivery to Dallas, U.S.

    PaulJellicoe
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Dallas is the fourth city to have Amazon Prime introduced as well as being the largest to see its inclusion. The service was initially launched in New York City in 2014 before adding Miami and Baltimore recently. Amazon Prime members in a participating area can currently have their parcel delivered within two hours, the new service offers a delivery in half that time for a nominal fee. The fee for the service is $7.00 and the operating hours will be between 8.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m. The areas for delivery have been selected due to their head count and business locations, where Amazon hopes…
  • Are Business Search Engines worth Your Consideration?

    PaulJellicoe
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:34 am
    When trying to promote your business online, it’s easy to assume that you have to fire all off your marketing ammunition at the head target that is Google, and while it’s important to have a marketing strategy so your business can be found when the relevant keywords are entered, it can be easy to dismiss some other useful services. Business search engines are built around the world of business, and while they may offer differing functions, they will ultimately focus on building business relationships. While these search engines may not offer all the functions that every business needs,…
  • MPs Say That City Link Staff Were Deceived By Owner

    PaulJellicoe
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:41 am
    A call for greater company insolvency has been made following findings that showed that City Link staff were deceived by the owner ahead of its Christmas collapse. Sky News report that a joint study by the Scottish Affairs Committee and the business Innovation and Skills Committee showed that private equity firm Better Capital put its own financial gain first.  It was reported on Christmas Day that jobs were at risk as EY had been appointed administrator after Better Capital was unable to find a buyer for the delivery firm. The report accuses the investment company of hiding City Link’s…
  • Why Is a Business Plan Important?

    PaulJellicoe
    15 Mar 2015 | 4:22 pm
    For many, a great idea can be the first hurdle to a lucrative career, but the very same people can find themselves falling at this hurdle for merely being unprepared. Granted, the world had evolved greatly thanks to the great ideas of many iconic characters, both past and present, but the more successful ideas were built upon a solid foundation. A business plan should be seen in the same way as the planning of a wedding, stag do or other social event. It is very unlikely that you would rush into a wedding with no preparation of venue, guest lists etc. But the equivalent can happen to any…
 
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  • Best Laptop Brands : Ultimate Buying Guide

    Atul Kumar Pandey
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:37 am
    While desktop computers have faster processors and higher storage capacities, the benefits and brand new features associated with laptops are quite more, that made most students and business professionals to turn towards procuring the best laptops. In fact, they provide the user with easier access, greater efficiency and unrivaled echelon of portability. The biggest advantage of owning a laptop is portability. The small size of the modern laptops allows users to carry it anywhere. So, they can get their job done from any corner of the world. The laptop consumes considerably less power when…
  • Nginx vs Apache : Selection of Web Servers

    Atul Kumar Pandey
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    Introduction of Nginx Nginx is said to be an open source reverse proxy service confined for HTTPS, HTTP, POP3, SMTP and IMAP products and also as a HTTP cache, load balancer, and a web server. The Nginx project commenced with a powerful focus on high performance, low memory usage and high concurrency. Overall, Nginx leaves very small footprint of processing data on your web server. It runs perfectly on BSD variants, Max OS X, Linux, AIX, Solaris, HP UX and on other *nix flavors. It also includes a proof of concept port, especially for Microsoft windows. Nginx can be used to service The post…
  • 10 Cool Business Ideas to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

    Atul Kumar Pandey
    13 Mar 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Starting a new business can be an aspiration for several people who want to turn their fervor into a livelihood. Establishing a small business can be risky even for seasoned entrepreneurs but running it can be rewarding. This is because small businesses used to face tough competition from the most established and larger business. However, there are several potential advantages associated with small businesses when compared to large business. Complete control One of the major benefits of low cost startups is that the entrepreneur has complete control over all aspects of the business. The…
  • Qi Wireless Charging Technology : The Best Innovation of 2015

    Atul Kumar Pandey
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:35 am
    Wireless technology is always welcomed as they are advantageous than unwieldy, wiry networks. You have a lot of options as the facility of wireless charging for mobile phones is implemented. If your mobile phone is running out of battery and you are in emergency to call someone, you can recharge your phone by packet energy without a need to search for plugging with this wireless charger. Qi is regarded as the wireless technology which can be used to recharge all kinds of devices without having to use messy wires and to buy any individual charging station. This is accomplished by The post Qi…
  • Best Android Launchers of 2015

    Atul Kumar Pandey
    8 Feb 2015 | 7:23 am
    Are you sick of staring at age-old icons dominating your Android’s home screen? Consider installing one of the latest and best Android launchers that promise to give your device a total makeover – right from changing its look and feel (via exciting icons or themes) to integrating new functionality like assistive search and smart folders. Here are some of the best Android launchers in 2015 that will give your phone a different look; every time you want. Google Now Launcher Its design is minimal and smooth. The wallpapers are really vibrant. The Google Now service gives necessary…
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    Red por el Cambio Social: Lengthening Your Companies Reach With Video Marketing

  • Lengthening Your Companies Reach With Video Marketing

    Myrl Buddington
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:53 am
    You're a enterprise proprietor and you have tried every other advertising approach available. How do you get extra income and more prospects from what you are promoting? The answer is kind of simple, by video marketing. Video advertising is a follow that quickly gained reputation, and you may put it to use using the following tips.Who on your crew is the most motivating? Who is the best speaker? That is the particular person to put on digital camera on behalf of your company. You do not have to have the CEO or a sales individual studying the sales pitch, as an alternative focus on the one who…
 
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  • Steve Jobs on Startups

    marcel
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:37 pm
    This week I was re-reading Steve Job bio (by Walter Isaacson) and again found lots of inspiration there. Especially his focus on product development and hiring best people is always an inspiration for me. One thing this time really hit my eye. Part of his last thoughts on his life and business. “I hate it when people call themselves “entrepreneurs” when what they’re really trying to do is launch a startup and then sell or go public, so they can cash in and move on. They’re unwilling to do the work it takes to build a real company, which is the hardest work in…
  • Jim Rohn’s Words of Wisdom

    marcel
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Here are my notes from one of Jim Rohn’s motivational speeches that I have listened to this week. This and much more from Jim you can find on YouTube. Well worth listening. “Always do more than you get paid for, to make an investment in your future” “for things to change you got to change for things to get better you got to get better” “we get paid to bring value to marketplace, you don’t have to work on the marketplace, you only have to work on yourself and your skills” “be so busy giving recognition to others you don’t really need…
  • Should I Leave My Job To Start My Own Business?

    marcel
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:27 am
    “I have this business idea. Should I leave my job and start working on this full time?” If you asked me couple years ago I would encourage you to go for it. Give it 100%, give it all you’ve got. I would argue you need to focus and you can’t work properly on starting your business while working. Since then I changed my opinion on this. As with many things, the older I get the less radical I am. Slowly I see things are not that black and white. There are many shades of grey in between If you asked me now. I would advise you to keep your job and do things you can do while…
  • I Only Want To Do What I Like

    marcel
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:02 pm
    This is the sentence one of candidates told us at the interview for position with our company. “I only want to do what I like”… probably the biggest misconception of a new generation. Most people think, entrepreneurs are the ones who only do what they like. Can’t be further from the truth. I really like to create. Invent new ideas. Find new opportunities. Envision the future, connect trends and people. Do I like to deal with bureaucracy and paperwork? Do I like to follow up on people? Do I like to sit at meetings, make phone calls? Deal with problems on constant basis?
  • Delayed Gratification

    marcel
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Many books, blogs, articles were written about what skills / qualities an entrepreneur must have to be successful. Must he/she be extrovert or introvert? Is discipline, drive and “you fill for yourself” essential for entrepreneur to be successful? I think nobody can say for sure. I have met many successful entrepreneurs and they were all sorts of people with all sorts of skills and all kinds of qualities. One of the things that I believe is fundamental and necessary for entrepreneurs to succeed (not necessarily for employees) is ability to “delay gratification”.
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    In Wealth & Health

  • Organic Fruits and Vegetables: Are They Worth the Money?

    Jessa Nowak
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    Have you ever heard of the Dirty Dozen? The Environmental Working Group has coined this term to educate the American public on the top twelve foods with the highest level of pesticide loads. They complete a yearly report based on the analysis of 32,000 produce samples run by the USDA and the FDA. Pesticides are Dangerous There’s no doubt that spraying chemicals on our food supply is damaging to our health and safety. One major insecticide we are forced to worry about is the organophosphate-based pesticide commonly named diazinon. Directly from the CDC,…
  • Increase Blog Traffic – Concept to 30K Views in 90 Days

    Chris Nowak
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Every new website owner has the same question, “How do I boost traffic to my website?” This may be easy for web experts and SEO masters to attain, but I’m sure you’re asking, “What about me?” If you have no prior experience starting a new WordPress blog or are struggling with your current traffic, don’t worry, you are not alone in this struggle. Everyone is looking to increase blog traffic to their new site. Over 172K blogs are created daily. That’s a whole lot of competition! So, the question remains, how do you increase…
  • Weight Loss Surgery Isn’t for Slackers: The Shocking Truth about Bariatric Surgery

    Jessa Nowak
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:38 am
    The following is a sponsored post with final edits and formatting by Jessa.  In recent years, bariatric surgery has seen a major increase in popularity. About 179,000 procedures were performed in 2013, according to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). Along with this trend has come a growing chorus of critics, many of whom argue that patients who elect to have bariatric surgery are somehow cheating or taking the easy route. Let’s get this straight: there is nothing easy about weight loss surgery. Choosing this path means committing to years of difficult…
  • Get Rid of Your Toxic Attitude Once and for All

    Jessa Nowak
    21 Mar 2015 | 10:52 am
    Our attitude defines who we are. It’s impossible to have a positive life with a negative attitude. Unfortunately, for many, managing their attitude is a daily struggle. It’s tough to live life battling negativity and even tougher for those around them. This article will explain just how damaging a poor attitude can be, how to fix it and how to deal with those working through it. So if you, or someone you love, suffers from an ornery attitude problem, this may help put things into perspective. To be completely honest, I cop an attitude more often than I should.
  • The Power of Social Media Influence – Amplify Your Outreach

    Chris Nowak
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:11 pm
     In the world of content marketing, every marketeer wants the same thing: to get someone with social media influence to read and share their content. Why? The power of one social media influencer sharing your post could be enough to increase traffic to your website exponentially. It’s not always as obvious as the man in the red cape with a big “S” across his chest to identify who has the most power on social media. The hidden gems are the ones dressed like everyone else on the street. I’m talking about the Clark Kent’s of social media.
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