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  • Business Cards, Why You Still Need Them to Make an Impression

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    Nick Huang
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:14 am
    Over 200 people took part in a recent survey carried out by StressFreePrint around the importance of memorable business cards. 60% of the people who took part in the survey think that a business card says a lot about that person or company. What impression is your business card giving to people? Is it professional, memorable, quirky? A surprising...
  • How to get a job with no experience?

    Joanne Dewberry
    Joanne Dewberry
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:53 am
    This day and age it appears that experience can be as important or (in some cases) more important than qualifications, which can bring new job hunters out in a sweat. So what can you do when experience isn’t on your side and your job search has taken a turn for the worst? Take some advice […] The post How to get a job with no experience? appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Could you benefit from a 4-Day working week?

    Joanne Dewberry
    Joanne Dewberry
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:37 am
    Do you think you could benefit from a 4-day working week? For me my working weeks are around 3/4 days but not in the traditional sense, sometimes I work from 8pm onwards and sometimes from 7am-9am.  Being a full time mum and a small business owner I try and fit “work” in when I can. […] The post Could you benefit from a 4-Day working week? appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • How to Make a Successful Business Through Delegation

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    Heather Stewart
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
    Maybe you’ve been running your business for a while and have already enjoyed some success. Perhaps you’re ready to move to the next level and achieve even more growth. What is the key to growing a successful business – and what might be holding you back from moving on to that next stage in your business journey? Let’s imagine that you’re a consultant. You’ve grown your business, have a healthy portfolio of client work and a growing number of passive income streams. But you’re stuck. You’re working to full capacity and don’t have any time…
  • 5 Leadership Skills Every Entrepreneur Should Develop

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    Brendan Anderson
    10 Jul 2015 | 4:25 am
    Being in business, you’ve probably used the phrase “natural-born leader” numerous times to describe an executive who is a mover and shaker in their industry. Truth be told, however, these individuals likely spent much of their lives honing their skillset in a variety of ways while maturing into business icons. Though personalities sometimes play a big part in realizing leadership potential, any entrepreneur who’s willing to work on molding their own innate talents and leadership abilities will undoubtedly reach the same end product – becoming a leader who is inspiring, creative, a…
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  • CyberAlert’s Favorite Online PR & Marketing Resources

    William Comcowich
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:09 am
    At one time not long ago, public relations and marketing professionals read printed industry periodicals such as O’Dwyer’s and PR Week along with mainstream publications like The Wall Street Journal or New York Times. With the rise of the Internet and user-friendly blogging platforms like WordPress, PR and marketing professionals have access to a wider [...]The post CyberAlert’s Favorite Online PR & Marketing Resources appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • How the Type of PR Crisis Determines the Response

    William Comcowich
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:09 am
    No organization, whether private or public, corporation or nonprofit, small or large, is immune to the devastating impact of a public relations crisis. Preparing for the different categories of crisis can help organizations survive. In part one of this series, we defined the different categories of PR crises. In this post, we’ll delve into responses [...]The post How the Type of PR Crisis Determines the Response appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • Sentiment Analysis Software vs. Human Analysts for Media Measurement

    William Comcowich
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Automated sentiment analysis software that grades news articles and social media posts as positive, negative or neutral is becoming more popular in media measurement for public relations and marketing. Investors and stock analysts also use the automated sentiment analysis programs to analyze perceptions about the overall stock market or a particular stock. Political campaigns rely on [...]The post Sentiment Analysis Software vs. Human Analysts for Media Measurement appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • 12 Common User Experience Mistakes that Sink Conversions

    William Comcowich
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:38 am
    Most websites fail to deliver a successful user experience. They fail to obtain visitors’ interest, encourage them through the sales funnel and complete conversions. They are difficult to navigate, generally unappealing for a number of reasons.  The good news is that most websites tend to fail for the same reasons. By avoiding common user experience [...]The post 12 Common User Experience Mistakes that Sink Conversions appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • Brands Struggle to Measure Social Media Marketing

    William Comcowich
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:19 am
    Companies continue to struggle to measure the value of their social media programs, despite increasingly sophisticated measurement tactics and data technology. Measuring ROI is the biggest challenge social media marketers face, according to a survey by TrustRadius, a business software review site. Many marketers generally turn to vanity metrics, such as likes and followers to [...]The post Brands Struggle to Measure Social Media Marketing appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
 
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  • Twitter Cards: Everything You Need to Know

    Jennifer Beese
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:25 am
    Marketers are always looking for ways to drive qualified traffic to their website, product page or blog post. Tweeting is a convenient way to do this, but sometimes you need more than 140 characters to get your message across. That’s where Twitter Cards can help. Here’s everything you need to know about using Twitter Cards—from which type is best for your business to installation tips to how to measure each Card’s performance. Read on and learn how to make your Tweets more engaging. What Are Twitter Cards? Twitter Cards allow you to go beyond the 140-character limit of the…
  • Engage With Instagram Followers From Sprout

    Talia Gibson
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Sprout Social recently added Instagram to our supported social networks. This development helps our customers manage their social efforts more holistically—putting all their social media messages in one central place. Getting started is easy: Just connect any and all of your Instagram profiles, and give your colleagues permission to manage the account. Comment on & Interact With Your Instagram Posts Whether you’re a one-person show or part of a much bigger team, Sprout provides a professional approach to social media management, with a focus on engagement. While you are not able to…
  • 15 Tips to Build a Social Media Presence

    Dominique Jackson
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:53 am
    On the surface, social media marketing seems like a fairly simple concept. Just create your accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, then post some links and you’re done right? Not necessarily. Setting up profiles and tweeting links is easy. Building your brand to the point where you have significant reach and influence in your industry is an entirely different story. Brands like Etsy on Facebook, L.L. Bean on Pinterest or Starbucks on Twitter all have a dominating presence on social media. But how did they get to that point? And more importantly, what can your company do to…
  • The Sprout Social Index: Most Brands Ignore 7 in 8 Messages on Social Media—Does Yours?

    Andrew Caravella
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:54 am
    Social Customer Care More Critical Than Ever Consider this: 7 in 8 social messages to brands go unanswered within 72 hours. Imagine if your customer service team answered only 1 in 8 emails right away, waited more than 3 days to get back with an answer or just flat out failed to pick up the phone 88% of the time. Unacceptable, right? Despite significant gains in the perception and value of social media, many brands remain unmoved in the quest to institute a fully functioning social communication strategy. According to New Media Voice, poor customer service in the US costs companies $41…
  • Social Media Optimization for Marketers

    Dominique Jackson
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:24 am
    Most marketers are familiar with Search Engine Optimization (SEO) on some level. Using the reach of search engines such as Google, Bing or more recently Duck Duck Go to fuel your marketing campaign has been a strategy that’s been successful for years. But as social media has grown to become one of the top platforms to reach consumers, new approaches to digital marketing have started to emerge. One of the top strategies being used by businesses looking to maximize their reach online is Social Media Optimization (SMO). What Is Social Media Optimization? Social Media Optimization is…
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  • Ghulam Sughra Solangi and Marie Curie-Uncovering Our Greatness

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:45 am
    This is a monthly column on becoming a great human being and has two opinions on the subject from eastern and western parts of the world namely Dr Amit Nagpal from India and Michael Thallium from Spain. If you wish to read more articles on this topic, please visit The Joys of Teaching by Dr Amit Nagpal. - See more at: http://www.michaelthallium.com/en/2012/04/24/la-consciencia-nos-engrandece-dos-opiniones/#sthash.2BSoLmFO.dpuf This is a monthly column on becoming a great human being and has two opinions on the subject from eastern and western parts of the world namely Michael Thallium from…
  • BNI Incredibles, Gurgaon--A Story of Networking and Bonding

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    22 Jul 2015 | 3:24 am
    An Incredible Story of Success through CollaborationA Senior Finance Executive who quit his job at American Express to start a health food restaurant A CA who started a recruitment consulting firm to put round pegs in round holes A Signage systems expert who brought the 80 year old pioneering business from Chawri Bazaar to Gurgaon A IIT IIM graduate & high flying executive who became a passionate photographer A Senior Executive from radio industry who started an event management company A Dentist who was sent on deputation to NSG A Senior Gynecologist from…
  • Dr Prakash Hindustani-A Story of a Hopeless Optimist and Journalist

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    18 Jul 2015 | 5:48 am
    My Story“Go as far as you can see. When you will reach there you will see further” J.P. MorganI followed the above principle and took strange and bizarre decisions in my life. I left a government job and became a journalist at one third of the salary. Even in journalism, from daily to weekly, from newspaper to TV, from TV to web journalism, from web back to TV, the journey and switchovers continued. The bright side was that I got a chance to work across multiple platforms, from print to TV to web media. (Photo- Receiving ABP News Award from Dr Kumar Vishwas)One thing which…
  • Holistic Wellness in the New Age

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

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

    Michal Carrington, Lecturer in Marketing at University of Melbourne
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:44 pm
    Bland or grand? Dean Lewins/AAPAustralian department store retailers David Jones and Myer have both recently moved to rationalise the number of clothing brands they offer in their stores. This strategy brings two common retail sayings to mind. First “to win in retail, you can’t be everything to everyone”, and second, “if you’re not growing, you’re going backwards”. In retail, you can’t be everything to everyone “It is high time we retailers realised that we cannot be all things to all people. When we try to do that, we end up with no particular appeal for anybody.” –…
  • Telstra on the TV casting couch to trump its telco peers

    Ben Goldsmith, Senior Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:56 pm
    TVappa Image sourced from Shutterstock.comWhat we used to call television is changing before our eyes. This week, Telstra announced it will shortly introduce a new streaming video set top box. For a number of reasons, this is a very smart move. Australia’s largest media and telecommunications company has responded quickly to a series of local developments in a way that seems likely to consolidate its market-leading position. It is targeted at the 70% of Australian households that continue to resist signing up to Foxtel’s pay television service. Some see this as as another nail in pay…
  • The five most common mistakes a growing company makes - and how to fix them

    Jana Matthews, ANZ Chair in Business Growth, Director, Centre for Business Growth at University of South Australia
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Image sourced from www.shutterstock.comMany people look at high-growth companies worth millions or billions of dollars and think “Wow, how did they do that?” There is an air of mysticism attached to breakthrough business growth, and many executives wonder if there is a secret formula behind scaling a business into a high-growth company. The answer is “Yes” - and what’s even better - CEOs can learn the art and science of business growth. For 20 years, I’ve worked with hundreds of CEOs of growth companies in Australia, US, Europe, China, India, Singapore, and New Zealand. Last year…
  • Rinehart rides the beef boom as conditions set for higher prices

    John Rolfe, Deputy Dean of Research, School of Business and Law at Central Queensland University
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:58 pm
    Beef is generating record prices as forces converge to reward farmers. Dan Peled/AAPConfidence in Australia’s rural sector, and investor interest in rural property markets are starting to surge, as evidenced by the recent purchase of the historic “Fossil Downs” cattle station by mining magnate Gina Rinehart. It is likely that foreign investors, including from China, are not far behind. Perversely, the ongoing reluctance of Australian equity and superannuation funds to take major investments in agriculture because it is seen as too risky means the benefits of the “beef boom” will not…
  • Buffett rule a proxy for real tax reform

    Helen Hodgson, Associate Professor, Curtin Law School. Curtin Business School at Curtin University
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:52 pm
    Warren Buffett: "When a country needs more income they should get it from the people that have it." Fortune Live Media/Flickr, CC BY-NDIn 2011 investment guru and billionaire Warren Buffett wrote an opinion piece revealing he pays a lower rate of federal tax than most of the employees in his office. Although other commentators disputed this as a point of fact, the moral principle was set out clearly: tax breaks are available for the rich that are not available to those without the resources to take advantage of them. This led to a 2012 proposal from US President Barack Obama to…
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  • How to Build a Buzz During Your VIP Day (and Sell Out Future Events)

    Sarah Arrow
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:40 am
    Selling anything online today requires plenty of “social proof.” Testimonials, “likes” and “shares,” re-tweets and reposting ‘grams are all ways of saying “I like this. It’s worthy of my time and money.” For training programs, ebooks and other downloadable items, testimonials are the biggest and best tool in your toolbox. But when you’re running a […] The post How to Build a Buzz During Your VIP Day (and Sell Out Future Events) appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • Financial management for growing coaching businesses in 5 steps

    Morena Russell
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:59 am
    Bookkeeping can be a pain. Lots of time typing numbers and other information on a spreadsheet of accounting software. Time that is not much fun and that doesn’t seem to be of much value… The thing is, bookkeeping is only one side of the financial management process. There are two sides: a) collecting and recording […] The post Financial management for growing coaching businesses in 5 steps appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • The truth about redhead women

    Sherry Bevan
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Redhead women are gorgeous. This post is inspired by Maja Topčagić whose gallery of redhead women photos caught my attention at The Telegraph today. Not only are her photographs and her models stunningly beautiful, I learned some interesting facts about redheads. I have a vested interest as my daughters both have flowing red hair that makes them stand out in a […] The post The truth about redhead women appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • What’s your ideal chillout?

    Lesley Morrissey
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    As soon as you mention the word ‘holiday’ it starts a conversation about ‘great holidays’ – and sometimes ‘holiday disasters! I’ve just been away for a few days and had a really great time, but it wasn’t what most people consider to be ‘a holiday’.  I went to stay with some friends and we ate […] The post What’s your ideal chillout? appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • Inviting Good Stuff To You

    Lottie Moore
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Earlier this year I took over three months out of work while my daughter underwent major spinal surgery, and then had time out of school for recovery.  It left me feeling a bit like I was starting again with my business, and at first I was nervous about this, but the reality is I’ve had […] The post Inviting Good Stuff To You appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
 
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  • Employee Satisfaction Surveys that Work

    Dr. Jan West, Ph.D.
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:53 am
    If you want to have happier employees, you first need to find out what makes them feel unhappy or dissatisfied while at work. Most business owners and managers turn to… The post Employee Satisfaction Surveys that Work appeared first on NBRI.
  • 5 Tips for an Effective Customer Survey

    Dr. Jan West, Ph.D.
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    If your business revolves around consumers or customers, then the success of your business is a direct result of their satisfaction. When a customer is satisfied with the experience, service,… The post 5 Tips for an Effective Customer Survey appeared first on NBRI.
  • The Truth about Employee Engagement Surveys

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

    Dr. Jan West, Ph.D.
    15 May 2015 | 11:44 am
    When business owners, executives, and managers want to learn more about their customers’ experiences, it is not uncommon for them to ask customers for their insight by writing and issuing… The post Do You Really Need A Survey Company? appeared first on NBRI.
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    20 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    We’ve been conducting research for businesses for over 30 years. From employee engagement surveys to market research, NBRI has covered every inch of the survey data spectrum. As you can imagine, we’ve compiled a lot of benchmarking data and derived a lot of knowledge from it. Our motto is Research for Knowledge, Knowledge for Power, and what better way to empower than to share what we’ve learned? The post Get Our New E-Book, How to Conduct a Survey, Free appeared first on NBRI.
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  • Negating Negative Business Communication

    Cathy Miller
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Language can be a tricky tool. Wax poetic and it becomes the language of love. Open the door to negative language, and it devours your intent. Convert the Negative Naysayer into a Champion Crusader for better business communication. The fourteenth post of our alphabetic journey through business communication exposes negative language and pampers it with positive alternatives. Negative Business Communication You care about the message you deliver with your business communication. The slightest language twist can make a huge difference in a reader’s response. I will admit that I often…
  • 7 Mistakes That Misrepresent Your Message

    Cathy Miller
    6 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    The whoppers are easy to spot. The claims to make you a millionaire with a simple click on a link. Yet many individuals still fall for it. Thankfully, most of us are not in the business of scamming people. However, there are mistakes in business communication that can misrepresent your message. The thirteenth post of our alphabetic journey through business communication shares 7 mistakes in your business communication that may send an unintended message. The following excludes the darker side of misrepresentation – fraud and other intentional, illegal acts. We’ll leave that topic…
  • What Lasting Impression Does Your Business Communication Leave?

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

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

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

    Jan Hof
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:19 am
    Maintaining security over networks has become a much tougher challenge over the last few years, once solid perimeters turned into Swiss cheese and classic security tools became insufficient in dealing with contemporary demands. One prominent example is the attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment in December 2014. The hacker has subsequently been localised in North Korea and the attack revealed the capabilities (and obsessions) of cyber criminals. Even big players with large security budgets have problems maintaining their networks. It’s difficult to keep up with network security…
  • How Retailers Can Improve Customer Experience And Reduce Customer Effort Online

    Phil Adams
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:04 am
    The recently published ‘A Strong Retail Sector Benefits Us All’ piece is great food for thought and highlights the need for the retail industry to provide superior customer experience by engaging with technology savvy customers through a wide variety of communication channels. Video is one of these channels. Like it or not, it is everywhere these days. In fact, in a few years’ time you’ll more likely be watching this article, not reading it. YouTube receives over 1 billion unique visitors every month and the amount of video uploaded every hour is mind-boggling. Video, however, is not…
  • A Strong Retail Sector Benefits Us All

    Nicholas Mitchell
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:17 am
    Often, we seem to take the success of our industries for granted. The British retail industry, for example, is a huge success story, employing more than 10% of the UK workforce. It accounts for over 5% of the value generated by the UK economy each year and contributes around £17.5 billion annually in taxes. But a recent article in Retail Week magazine (‘Strong Retail. Strong Britain.’) reminds us that we cannot take that success for granted and that even thriving sectors, such as retail, can do with a helping hand now and again. The article, which includes leading retailers such as…
  • Machine To Machine: Where Will That Leave Us?

    Eric Hutchinson
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:24 am
    Why do we encourage our children to meet people from other cultures? People pay lip-service to the idea that travelling, or at least communicating, internationally can broaden the mind, and be an important part of any education. But in any large multicultural mix there is also a tendency for “birds of a feather to flock together”, as people gravitate to a group that “speaks their own language” – both in the literal sense but also in the sense of sharing similar cultural constructs and beliefs. People who resist information technology – for example, those who still prefer putting…
  • Visual Hacking: The Latest Security Threat?

    Peter Hartley
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:48 am
    Most workers are probably very aware that it is possible for their on-screen information – whether on a desktop, laptop or other device – to be viewed and that there’s a potential security issue to consider. How seriously that risk has been taken is questionable, but it’s probably true to say that most organisations have not given visual privacy the same level of attention as other elements within the security strategy. However, we’re beginning to see more organisations mandate visual privacy measures and for good reason, if the results a recent experiment conducted by the…
 
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  • How the wrong kind of customer health scoring can hurt you

    dare
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:47 am
    GUEST: If your business relies on renewal revenue (and, with the rise of the subscription-economy, it very likely does), then you are most definitely familiar with customer health scores. They are critical to monitor to ensure that you’re delivering continuous value to your customers and growing your company. In fact, they are so important that many companies with a recurring revenue model are now building customer success teams tasked with ensuring customer retention and growing customer lifetime value. A customer health score often directly measures the effectiveness of these teams,…
  • Behind the Scenes With Facebook's New Solar-Powered Internet Drone and Laser Technology

    dare
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:45 am
    Facebook wants to blanket the planet with Internet connectivity, and it’s developed a huge, solar-powered aircraft to help it do so. Via:: Entrepreneur
  • 5 Ways to Build Your Personal Brand Every Time You Speak

    dare
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Lincoln is remembered for the Gettysburg Address. The rest of us live with the impression others take from ordinary conversation. Via:: Entrepreneur
  • Mark Cuban: I Would Consider Being Donald Trump's VP If He Asked Me

    dare
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:17 am
    The tech billionaire apparently has more than just praise for Trump’s presidential campaign. Via:: Entrepreneur
  • 5 Simple Ways You Can Add Hours To Your Day

    dare
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:15 am
    Here are a few ways you can increase your reading and viewing speed, so you have extra hours to develop new skills, deepen relationships or just get an extra edge in your career. Via:: Entrepreneur
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  • How to Make a Successful Business Through Delegation

    Heather Stewart
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:34 am
    Maybe you’ve been running your business for a while and have already enjoyed some success. Perhaps you’re ready to move to the next level and achieve even more growth. What is the key to growing a successful business – and what might be holding you back from moving on to that next stage in your business journey? Let’s imagine that you’re a consultant. You’ve grown your business, have a healthy portfolio of client work and a growing number of passive income streams. But you’re stuck. You’re working to full capacity and don’t have any time…
  • How to Become an Entrepreneur With The Right Mindset

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

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

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

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

    Pete Southern
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    The energy sector could take a dip with the release of second quarter results but unless a sharp rise in crude oil prices, it may not even manage to hold its current levels. Oil prices have fallen much more sharply than those of shares during the 13 months since their peak of June 23 2014, making the valuation levels of sector companies r Read more ...
  • Results Round Up As Markets Fall

    Pete Southern
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:58 pm
    Wall Street spiralled down Thursday for a third session, the disappointing results of heavyweights like Caterpillar and 3M making the Dow fall into negative territory from the beginning of the year. The index of 30 largest stocks â Read more ...
  • Nasdaq Composite Hits Record Highs

    Pete Southern
    18 Jul 2015 | 8:37 am
    The Nasdaq Composite Index reached a new record high at more than 5,100 points. In March, it was already back above 5,000 points for the first time since March 2000. Despite the magnitude of the increase, it remains reasonable given the huge profits made by US technology companies. The Nasdaq Composite Index, which lists the best US techn Read more ...
  • Investors Bouyed By Gains To End The Week

    Pete Southern
    10 Jul 2015 | 3:49 pm
    Wall Street opened sharply higher Friday, buoyed by hopes of an epilogue of the Greek crisis and signs of recovery of Chinese markets. The Dow gained 223.78 points, or 1.28% on Friday at 17,772.40 points. The S&P 500 had largest gains, growing by 1.22% to 2,076.28 points and the Nasdaq Composite gained 1.30% to 4983.13 points.
  • Bonds Weaken as Stocks Rebound Today

    Pete Southern
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:51 am
    US Stock markets ended higher on today, which seems in a complete contrast to yesterday when the S&P500 fell to its largest one day fall in over one month. Merger and acquisition activity was the main driver of support in the market today. The Dow Jones gained 102.75 to fin Read more ...
 
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    Joanne Dewberry

  • How to get a job with no experience?

    Joanne Dewberry
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:53 am
    This day and age it appears that experience can be as important or (in some cases) more important than qualifications, which can bring new job hunters out in a sweat. So what can you do when experience isn’t on your side and your job search has taken a turn for the worst? Take some advice […] The post How to get a job with no experience? appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • How fast can you type?

    Joanne Dewberry
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:02 am
    I’ve written over 1,000 blog posts, web content, product descriptions, oh yes and a book too! So I think I’m quite handy when it comes to typing and writing. I remember learning to touch type at school and have kinda developed my own style of typing. I’ve talked (a lot!) about developing a healthy working […] The post How fast can you type? appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Could you benefit from a 4-Day working week?

    Joanne Dewberry
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:37 am
    Do you think you could benefit from a 4-day working week? For me my working weeks are around 3/4 days but not in the traditional sense, sometimes I work from 8pm onwards and sometimes from 7am-9am.  Being a full time mum and a small business owner I try and fit “work” in when I can. […] The post Could you benefit from a 4-Day working week? appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Websites are crucial for businesses of all sizes.

    Joanne Dewberry
    16 Jul 2015 | 3:19 am
    Websites aren’t exactly a new idea but there is still be a lack of awareness for smaller businesses. According to The Federation of Small Businesses one-in-four UK small businesses still operate without a website, and for those that do have one, only a third are using it for sales.  Does this sound familiar? More and more […] The post Websites are crucial for businesses of all sizes. appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Protecting Public Safety and Your Small Business from Liability Claims

    Joanne Dewberry
    14 Jul 2015 | 5:11 am
    Most business owners don’t want anyone getting hurt on their properties. And, it’s just because of liability claims either. It’s out of concern for the workers, vendors, and customers. Here are some tips on enhancing public safety and getting the proper liability cover. Keep Excellent Records Keeping records of the incident, how it happened, who was involved, when […] The post Protecting Public Safety and Your Small Business from Liability Claims appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
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    SunGard Availability Services UK / Blog

  • Tenet Group finds availability is the best policy

    Sungard Availability Services UK
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:57 am
    Tenet Group is one of the UK’s largest adviser support groups within both the investment and mortgage markets. It provides a broad range of services including compliance and training, research and business development support to appointed representatives and directly authorised advisers. These include the applications that form the backbone of its business such as Tenet Advantage, which helps its advisers to de-risk their business, improve business efficiency and ultimately generate more income. “Downtime would have a huge impact – not just on the service we provide our…
  • Unlocking the Workforce: Why Cloud Holds the Key

    Keith Tilley
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:24 am
    UK workers, by and large, are an honest and hardworking bunch. They want to be productive, work efficiently and belong to something successful they helped create. While today’s employees may work longer hours than ever before it comes at a price. As consumer technology becomes more sophisticated employees demand this same level of service from their employer – and quickly become frustrated if it is not delivered. With flexible working arrangements increasingly regarded as a right, not privilege – today’s businesses are starting to rethink the way they provision their computing…
  • Sungard Availability Services Continues Commitment to Workforce Enablement with New Sites in the UK and India

    Gary Watson
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:10 am
    Dublin, Ireland, 22nd July, 2015 – Sungard Availability Services ®  (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today announces the addition of two new sites to its Workplace Recovery portfolio following its recent significant investment in Ireland. Over the past year Sungard AS has heavily invested in new state of the art facilities and solutions across key markets, reinforcing its ongoing commitment to business continuity and workforce enablement. The investments detailed below demonstrate the increasing demand from…
  • Sungard Availability Services Continues Commitment to Workforce Enablement with New Sites in the UK, Ireland and India

    Piper Shields
    22 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    London, UK – Sungard Availability Services ®  (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today announces an expansion of its Workplace Recovery portfolio. Over the past year Sungard AS has heavily invested in new state of the art facilities and solutions, reinforcing its ongoing commitment to business continuity and workforce enablement. The investments detailed below, demonstrate the increasing demand from organisations, not just for access to physical recovery space, but also virtual and cloud-based solutions that will…
  • 6 Ways To Mess Up Your Disaster Recovery Planning Efforts

    Sungard Availability Services UK
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:44 am
    Anthony Kessel of Sungard Availability Services US recently wrote this article which first appeared in Forbes… Disaster recovery planning: it’s essential to business resilience, business continuity, business agility and all those other buzz words you see plastered over the web nowadays. However, there is a caveat; namely, you have to do it right, or your disaster recovery planning will aggravate – not assist – any disaster you may experience. Here are six ways companies mess up their disaster recovery planning that I have personally seen (and cleaned up after) time and again. 1.
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    Ask Conny Small Business Financial Solutions

  • Hobby or Small Business?

    Conny
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:20 am
    Some of our hobbies are just that – something we do because we enjoy it & we all probably spend more money on the activity, whatever it is, than we’ve budgeted. But when does a hobby become a business? Hobby vs. Business The key factor in answering the business vs. hobby question is whether or […]
  • Don’t Confuse Cash Flow with Profits

    Conny
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:09 am
    Cash Flow and Profit are two concepts that are often misunderstood, particularly by business owners who are unfamiliar with the accounting techniques used for recording Sales and “Accounts Receivable” when running a business. It is possible to make a Profit and still be caught in a cash flow bind. And the cash flow problem could […]
  • The IRS Goes Mobile

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

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

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

  • [Interview] Conquer your fears.

    Jeff Paro
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:07 pm
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter San Diego, Ca Partly Cloudy 76 Degrees Dear 10X Business Builder, I just had the privilege of interviewing my friend and IFF member, Peter Scott about his newly released book, “The Fearless Mindset: The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Get Fit In Less Time, Double Your Income, & Become Unstoppable.” In this video interview we discuss key insights and actionable strategies that include: Distinguishing the two types of fear that are keeping you from living the life of your dreams How to unlock the…
  • Stop using slides.

    Roberto Monaco
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:52 am
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter San Diego, Ca Pleasant 75 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear 10X Business Builder, Do you do PowerPoint (or keynote) presentations? Have you ever wondered if you could communicate your message more effectively without slides? What if most of the slides presentations that you are doing are actually hurting instead of helping you? After 13 years of presentation and public speaking coaching, I can assure you that most presenters would be more effective and close more business if they did not use powerpoint or…
  • Thinking -> Feeling -> Willing

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

  • We seek an #equalfuture and a #balancedvoice

    Naomi Simson
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:35 pm
     When ANZ invited me to hear The Hon. Julia Gillard, tennis great Martina Navratilova and former Chief of Army, General David Morrison speak I was all ears. Putting such a panel together means that they had something ‘big’ to share in the  ANZ Women’s Report. Primarily ANZ is asking the question; “Are our systems, and processes designed to disadvantage half of our population?” Could they start a movement to redesign systems to help women succeed? I have written about this before arguing that we need a balanced voice in all aspects of our community. During the launch, we heard from…
  • What is the first step in the Entrepreneurial Journey?

    Naomi Simson
    26 Jul 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Megan Quinn with Emma Isaacs I heard Megan Quinn share her entrepreneurial journey at a City of Melbourne business lunch recently (raising money for SecondBite). The audience was deeply engaged with her story and felt really comfortable to ask questions. The first question came from a woman who said: “I have recovered from breast cancer and I find myself risk adverse – how do I find the courage to do what I really want to do?” Megan firstly thanked the woman for the courage it took to ask the question. (Maybe that was her first step to courage.) Then Megan shared: “Please don’t look…
  • No More Excuses: How to Get More Women Presenting Keynotes

    Naomi Simson
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:37 pm
    No one likes getting yelled at, but there might be a reason. What appears to be anger may in fact be frustration – on both sides. The phone rang at 2.00pm on Friday afternoon and I note that it is Matt Barrie– this is only the second time he has ever called me personally, even though I have known him since 2011 as part of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program. Every time we see each other we always have a great catch up. I stepped away from the people I was having lunch with to take the call. But Matt was in no mood for small talk. His team from SydStart had brought to his…
  • Kids’ gifts that really score!

    Naomi Simson
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:03 pm
    I was recently asked back to Studio 10 and as part of the many and varied topics we covered was the “what do you do when told what to give as a gift” question. I know personally I struggle when my friends are getting married, and they say “we just want cash to go to our honeymoon.” I want to give them something that is memorable and special. Something that represents our relationship and how I know them… Okay so I want to be more considered than just ‘part of the gang.” And every time I do this, the couple delight in the surprise of the gift…and I always get a special…
  • It does not hurt any less if you close your eyes

    Naomi Simson
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Sometimes life presents us with rare gems, people who are put in our path, that with a few quite words speak so loudly to what you need to hear in that moment. This week my great friends at Saxtons hosted a few of their speakers at an ‘open house’ for the event industry. And I had the chance to chat with Nadine Champion. I had not met or heard Nadine’s story before, but from the first moment I was spell bound by her deep conviction; her courage and gratitude. I have since watched her recently published TEDx Sydney talk for which she received a standing ovation. Her story was…
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    Negotiation Insights » Communication Credibility: Without It, There’s No Persuasion or Negotiation Leverage | Negotiation Insights

  • Communication Credibility: Without It, There’s No Persuasion or Negotiation Leverage

    Mladen Kresic
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:34 am
    Show us a successful negotiator and we’ll show you someone who is highly conscious about how they communicate with others. It’s not about who can talk the fastest or prove that they know more than everybody else in the room—it’s about building credibility. This is crucial because credibility ultimately translates into leverage for getting the right deal done. There are lots of ways to damage your credibility by communicating irresponsibly: Addressing other people in terms of stereotypes rather than unique individuals. An example is treating an IT leader in the room like a geek who…
  • Negotiation Mistakes: Own Them, Move on and Prosper

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

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

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

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

  • Keys to Retaining Your Team’s Top Talent

    Sean Glaze
    20 Jul 2015 | 3:54 am
    Today’s guest post is by Mike Figliuolo, co-author of Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results (you can get your copy by clicking here).  (You can learn more about Mike and the book at the end of the post.) Here’s Mike: Erin joined your team about a year ago. She came in with many other candidates for a job opening and she impressed you in the interview. She was far and away the best candidate. You knew you would be lucky to get her to join your team. Since her first day of work, she has lived up to the high expectations she set in her interviews.
  • How to Motivate Your Team with Numbers

    Sean Glaze
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:47 am
    I was reminded of an important technique you can use to motivate your team while talking with my son about the basketball camp he attended this week. One of the things that makes him a good player is intrinsic motivation – he practices on his own because he just enjoys getting better.  He doesn’t do it because dad offers him milkshakes or other extrinsic rewards. Now, there is NOTHING WRONG with sharing rewards and celebrating individual or team performances… what gets rewarded often gets repeated… but if the external reward is the only motivation, study after study has shown that…
  • Assigned Seats Are Even More Effective Outside of Schools

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

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

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

  • Customer Loyalty or Company Loyalty?

    Stan Dubin
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Let's give a very specific example and find out what's most important to our applicant.        
  • The Demanding Manager

    Stan Dubin
    25 Jul 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Most, if not all of us, have had the experience of working with a manager that was very demanding. Let’s find out how our applicant handled this.        
  • The “We’d Like to Keep You Here” Interview

    Stan Dubin
    19 Jul 2015 | 3:02 pm
    An interview to help you hold on to your gems!        
  • If I Called Your Boss Right Now, What Would He Tell Me?

    Stan Dubin
    11 Jul 2015 | 5:09 pm
    We’re not necessarily calling anyone right now. We simply want to know what Fred thinks his previous employer would say.        
  • How Long Do You Want To Work Here?

    Stan Dubin
    4 Jul 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Are you looking to hire that perfect or close to perfect individual that will grow with your company and 10, 15 years later is part of your “family,” someone you can completely rely upon?        
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    EMA Blog

  • Recent Research Asks Whether Lenders Discriminate by Gender

    admin
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:57 am
    A new report released by the Woodstock Institute shows that women in the Chicago area are almost 15% less likely to qualify for a mortgage then their male counterparts. This is generated questions across the industry about whether this data could be true for other locations. Unfortunately, the data collected for this research report don’t show any of the basic information about the loan applications. The only conclusion that could be drawn from the report is that in this particular scenario, women were less likely to have loans originated for a mortgage then males who applied around the…
  • Lender Tips for Attracting Younger Homeowners

    admin
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:42 pm
    There is no doubt that the millennial generation has a lot of interest in buying a home or potential purchase power, but this has not yet translated to tangible results in terms of mortgage loan application approval. Despite the fact that many millennials report wanting to own a home, they still have not made a splash in terms of making those purchases. The lack of this attention has led to public officials and government agencies, as well as lenders themselves, looking into possible avenues to reach younger home buyers. Many current lenders built their businesses up to this point by relying…
  • With TRID Implementation on Hold, Lenders Get Some Respite

    admin
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:23 am
    Those in the lending industry heaved a sigh of relief when the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that TRID implementation would be put off by a couple of months. Lenders, who had been trying to digest what the changes would look like in their organizations, were preparing for change in August. With the quick ramp up, many lenders were already ready to meet the guidelines. The new rules were put into place to consolidate previous disclosure requirements.  Mortgage applications submitted on or after August 1st would have fallen under the umbrella of these new regulations, if the…
  • What the National Association of Realtor’s Report Tells Us?

    admin
    17 Jul 2015 | 5:41 am
    The most recent report from the National Association of Realtors has important data worth considering. According to their research, home sales across the country increased by 5.1 percent, indicating the highest level of sales since the end of 2009. Other news sources celebrated this report, stating that economic activity and the housing market were signs of overall improvement. It doesn’t appear that all the news is good, however, as all data should be reviewed carefully in context. The biggest reason for loosened lending restrictions had to do with data showing that first-time homebuyers…
  • Mortgage Lenders: Make Sure You Factor in Long Run Trends

    admin
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:36 am
    The housing industry is certainly subject to major changes based on the short term, but it is also in the best interest of lenders to be knowledgeable about long-term planning. Understanding long-term impacts of various factors can help lenders not only plan for the present but also for the future. Many experts in the industry find it valuable to look as far ahead as ten years in order to determine the path of their current actions. So, what changes are happening now that could lead to planning opportunities? According to research conducted by Fannie Mae, baby boomers and millennials will be…
 
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    Midlands perspective

  • Internal Auditing - driving better insights in the financial services industry

    Midlandsblog
    9 Jul 2015 | 1:45 am
    There is no question that internal audit has been on a journey. And whilst there have been significant improvements to the work auditing teams have delivered over the last couple of years – largely driven by new regulations – there is still a way to go. For those in the financial services sector it is also a much-publicised time of fast-paced, significant change, which is leading to increased focus on the area of data analytics and specifically, identifying where greater insight can potentially be gained. This change is also impacting on the role the audit team plays on project assurance,…
  • My journey to partnership

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

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

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

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

  • How Do You Measure The Success of A Meeting?

    Howard Shore
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:13 pm
    How Do You Measure The Success of A Meeting? How do you know whether or not your meeting was successful? Do you measure the success of a meeting by the fact that it started or ended on time or by the fact that you completed its agenda? Many times you can cover your agenda and fulfill the time constraints and yet accomplish nothing. Often I see leaders judge their meetings successful because there was lively discussion. Or people got animated. Or they had fun. One leader showed me long lists of items they talked about during one of their all-day meetings. I suggest that you set much higher…
  • What are the Meeting Participation Pitfalls?

    Howard Shore
    20 Jul 2015 | 11:29 am
    What are the Meeting Participation Pitfalls? How well are your meetings functioning? Through this series of articles I have been highlighting the many factors that must be considered for your meetings to go well. While conducting your meeting there are several meeting participation pitfalls that your meeting facilitator should help you avoid. Are You Potentially Seeing Your Role in the Wrong Way? The most serious meeting participation is the leader who wants to give the answers to everyone in the room.  Don’t get me wrong there are times when we need answers from the senior leader but this…
  • Who Should Be Included In Your Meetings?

    Howard Shore
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:12 am
    Who Should Be Included In Your Meetings? How do you decide who should participate in a particular meeting? Just because someone has a specific title or is part of a work group does not entitle or require that person to be in your meeting. The relevant considerations include: contribution, developmental factors, and productivity. What Can The Person Contribute? The most important factor when deciding “who should be included in your meetings” is the purpose of your meeting. By focusing the purpose to a few topics you can limit the number of attendees to only those people who are likely to…
  • Are These 9 Factors Compromising Your Meetings?

    Howard Shore
    10 Jul 2015 | 8:59 am
    Are These 9 Factors Compromising Your Meetings? In the previous article, we stated that one of the biggest hindrances in business success is the poorly run meeting. Here, we identify 9 factors that can be detrimental to your meetings. Do You Have Enough Constructive Conflict in Your Meetings? When everyone participates you arrive at better decisions, have stronger commitment, and get better results. How many meetings does it take before you can make a real decision? Do all the leaders really say what they are thinking, and are everyone’s ideas heard? Is Your Meeting Agenda Too Long? Is it…
  • 8 Questions That Indicate Whether You Have Trust

    Howard Shore
    9 Jul 2015 | 10:28 am
    8  Questions That Indicate Whether You Have Trust You obviously cannot assume everyone trusts you equally. A great way to find out is to survey your people. I am a big fan of Pat Lencioni’s Five Dysfunctions of a Team Survey, which has questions to evaluate how much team members trust each other. Here is a sample question from that survey to help you determine whether you team members trust you. For each of these statements, how would rate your relationship with an individual team member and their relationship to you (the rating system is (1 = never, 2 = rarely, 3 = sometimes, 4 = usually,…
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    HBBR

  • What's Next For BP Following The $18.7 Billion Settlement?

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:15 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on Jul. 3, 2015.By Sarfaraz A. KhanSummary: BP has finally reached agreements to settle claims related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. The settlement removes the dark clouds of uncertainty that have been hanging over this stock and will allow the company to re-focus on its core exploration and production work. The settlement will also fuel takeover speculation, with Exxon Mobil as the most likely buyer, albeit an acquisition is not going to be easy.On Thursday, Bloomberg revealed that BP (NYSE:BP), one of Europe's leading vertically…
  • Sony: The Sell-Off Is An Opportunity To Buy This Turnaround Stock

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

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

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

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

    Cathleen Kronemer
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:51 pm
    “How much can you bench, man?” This is probably the first question any male bodybuilder, or many clients who are new to a gym, will ask, regardless of his physique. Some mystique has always been attached to this value, as if a magical number somehow defines an individual’s prowess in the gym. While it is true that well-developed and chiseled pectoral muscles are impressive to the eye, one may be surprised to discover that it is actually the lower half of the body that tends to dictate overall strength. Squats have long been regarded as the kingpin of leg exercises, owing in part to the…
  • Flat Bench (Straight Bar)

    GuestAuthor
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:06 am
    Emphasis The primary muscles stressed in this movement are the chest muscles (pectoralis major and minor). The secondary muscles stressed are the shoulders and triceps. Starting Position While lying flat on a bench with your forehead underneath the bar, push your chest up toward the ceiling and squeeze your shoulder blades together. This will help isolate all three sections of muscles in the chest. Using the suggested grip, lift the bar out of the rack with your arms straight up and place it according to its decent. Movement Take two to three seconds to lower the bar to the middle of your…
  • Make the Most Out of Your Workouts

    NFPT Staff Writer
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Are you making the most of your exercise time? If the time you have for exercise is limited, you would probably like to get the maximum possible benefits from that time. The following questions will help you evaluate your exercise program and decide whether you would like to make some changes to maximize your health and fitness benefits. What are your health and fitness goals? Goals can change over time, so it’s a good idea to re-examine your goals every few months. You can adjust your exercise program accordingly. For example, if you are feeling tight from running every day, maybe…
  • Donkey Calf Raise

    GuestAuthor
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Emphasis This movement stresses the muscles in the lower leg (specifically the gastrocnemius). Starting Position Hold on to a railing or a straight bar on a rack at waist level. With your hips at 90 degrees bend your knees until you can get your waist under the pad (keep your back straight). Straighten your legs until your knees are slightly bent. Movement Interior of sport club with equipment Moving only your ankles, take two to three seconds to lower your heels down until you feel a comfortable stretch in your calves; then contract your calf muscles and return to the starting position.
  • The Ideal Way to Measure Fat Loss

    Bev Hosford
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:10 pm
    “I haven’t lost any weight” is a statement most personal trainers dread. How do you address clients after they step off an unchanged scale? Sometimes their clothes fit better, but seeing the same number on the scale week after week is usually disappointing.  You might explain to them that they could have lost fat, but gained muscle – accounting for the lack of change.  As they look at you with doubt, this is the moment of truth.Did you take other measurements before they started working with you?  Methods Used to Measure Weight Loss 1. Photos.  Make sure the client wears…
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    Custom Toll Free® Blog

  • 4 Ways a Vanity Number Will Optimize Your Business

    Vanity Numbers
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Throughout history, small businesses have been trying to find the most effective methods to communicate with their customers. However, even just a decade ago, technology was quite primitive compared to what is available today. Back in the day, word-of-mouth was the most effective and trustworthy form of communication. Today, everything is different, thanks primarily to the advancement of communication technology. The positive side of technology is that today small businesses can communicate, and get their brands in front of customers easier than ever before. read more
  • Toll Free Numbers: Time Tested, Business Approved

    Vanity Numbers
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:03 pm
        Marketing in the twenty-first century requires some savvy thinking and strategic planning. If you are going to compete in your market, then you’d better be prepared to offer a unique product or service that gains you that competitive edge. Internet competition is fierce, and you’d better be thinking outside the box if you intend to get on board with leading marketing trends that are bringing in customers. We all know toll free marketing has been around awhile. In fact, many businesses are under the incorrect notion that toll free vanity numbers are old, and outdated…
  • Are You Using the Best Connection for Customer Experience?

    Vanity Numbers
    16 Jul 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Today it’s all about the customer experience (CX). Whether shopping activities are fulfilled on-premise or online, consumers may not be the first to admit it, but CX is driving sales in today’s competitive landscape. Marketers are getting on board to introduce flamboyant marketing plans that leave no stone unturned. Pressed to find new modes for customer-facing perks, marketing companies are looking at the past, present, and future to uncover the tools that have proven timeless toward improving leads and establishing long-term clients. And on this list are toll free numbers. Here…
  • 10 Business Clean-Up Areas in 10 minutes or Less!

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

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

  • Schools must change for MBAs to get jobs

    6442utti32
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:11 am
    Knowledge of design thinking and research methodology are needed Thanks for checking us out. Please take a look at the rest of our videos and articles. To stay in the loop, bookmark our homepage.
  • Interviewer Mistakes that End Badly

    Phil Leslie
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:18 pm
    At RIVS we empower countless candidates and interviewers to connect digitally, and although we mostly see smooth/well-run interviews, we do also have a punch list of interviewer mistakes that we've seen too often to ignore. Here's our "hall of shame" list of interviewer mistakes that you should steer clear of regardless of what positions you are interviewing candidates for.
  • Study: Worrying is a sign of intelligence

    6442utti32
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:06 am
    Tests show that worriers scored higher in “verbal intelligence,” the ability to understand and work with the written and spoken word. Thanks for checking us out. Please take a look at the rest of our videos and articles. To stay in the loop, bookmark our homepage.
  • Digital Interviews: Vocabulary

    Phil Leslie
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Are you modernizing your interview process to include digital interviews? It may be time to upgrade your vocabulary as well. Here's our list of terminology, acronyms, and jargon that we hear related to digital interviews. Some are terms that live on from old fashioned interview processes, but with slightly nuanced changes in their meaning. Read on, to refresh your vocabulary.
  • Interview Software that Helps at Audit Time

    Emily Tatum
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:07 pm
    Interview software is for, well, interviewing.  But it turns out that interviews are one of the areas of a large business or entity that end up needing quite a trail of records to demonstrate that a fair and reasonable process led to the business decision that was made. Good interview software should be the cornerstone of any auditing needs that arise.
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    The Career Secrets

  • Career Secrets-How to Ask Your Boss for the Pay Raise

    Hussain Kh
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:16 am
    Career building is very sensitive and long lasting issue. You have to face many ups and downs in your career. Today we will discuss the most common and sensitive issue of pay rise in your career. You must know that how to avoid mistake in your career to tackle different bosses. If you think that you might be due for a pay raise, take a positive approach and ask for one during any period of your career. Talking about your salary with your boss might sound scary, but it’s among the essential evils one must experience. Probabilities are that you wouldn't even…
  • Career Opportunities in Singapore

    Hussain Kh
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:22 am
    Singapore is a small state but its ability to give career opportunities is astonishing. Most of the career opportunities in Singapore are in the industry and service areas. The strategic location, low corruption rate and expert work force make this country the top destination of more than 8,000 global companies from the United States, Europe and Japan. As there are lots of career opportunities available in Singapore, you can find about 1,000 companies from China and 800 companies from India in Singapore. Singapore has been victorious in a number of financial areas.
  • Career Secrets – How to Find Jobs on the Internet

    Hussain Kh
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    Career decision making is a difficult step and you have to be very careful when selecting an online career or jobs.Internet is a vast medium to find out the desire jobs and you need the right direction. Finding a job on the Internet can be a time-consuming method. If you are looking for a career or job online, be prepared to use a number of hours a day filling out applications and searching for new career opportunities.  There are many fields to look if you are finding jobs online.  Don't limit yourself to one or two sites. Pick…
  • Photography-Make Money by Selling Your Photographs

    Hussain Kh
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    Photography is the best career building choice after completing your education. The question arises that can we make money by selling our photography work online? There are a lot of chances for photographers to sell their photography work online and generate good revenue. Lots of people search the Internet for high-quality photographs that they can use in their projects on payment. You have to put your photos under the scanner before submitting it to any site. Moreover, make sure that your photos have been edited to show-off the greatest possible…
  • Make Money with Writing Jobs

    Hussain Kh
    26 Jul 2015 | 6:19 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.Make Money with Writing Jobs by videotutorials4u
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    HBBR

  • What's Next For BP Following The $18.7 Billion Settlement?

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:15 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on Jul. 3, 2015.By Sarfaraz A. KhanSummary: BP has finally reached agreements to settle claims related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. The settlement removes the dark clouds of uncertainty that have been hanging over this stock and will allow the company to re-focus on its core exploration and production work. The settlement will also fuel takeover speculation, with Exxon Mobil as the most likely buyer, albeit an acquisition is not going to be easy.On Thursday, Bloomberg revealed that BP (NYSE:BP), one of Europe's leading vertically…
  • Sony: The Sell-Off Is An Opportunity To Buy This Turnaround Stock

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

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

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

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

  • 5 Myths of Creativity

    webmaster
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:30 am
    By: Matthew Wilson, VP of Creative I want to dispel certain myths that simply are not serving us well. My subject is creativity. Ask any business owner how important it is…yet you will rarely find it taught in schools. Throughout my career, I’ve discovered some notions accepted by society that not only are not true but are holding us back by actually preventing our creativity from doing it’s job.   MYTH #1 Creativity means originality. Most of us believe that to create means to make something that wasn’t there previously. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Analyze any idea…
  • Johnny Appleseed or Johnny ‘PR’ seed?

    webmaster
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    By Glenn Swain, PR Director Johnny Appleseed was an 18th century American pioneer nurseryman who went about randomly spreading apple seeds that turned into giant orchards and apple trees in large parts of Eastern and Midwest states. Optimize, Optimize, Optimize: In a way, optimizing press releases can do the same thing. Through companies like PR Web, a press release can be sent out directly to media in certain regions of the country, the entire U.S. and even all of North America. With the cost starting around $350, the process can be a bit pricey. But if a client is looking for national…
  • How to Market Around Your Business: Media Options to Consider

    webmaster
    16 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    By: Rosaria Cain, CEO Hyper-local media options create great opportunity for all business people to market their goods and services. Whether you own one business, or one hundred, here are some options to consider. Pandora – The music streaming app has three basic options where you can advertise in a radius around your store, for a particular age group, gender, or lifestyle group. They offer video, display space and audio messaging. Business people love this because they only pay for people that meet the selected criteria. Then, you see how many potential customers were driven to call or…
  • Everything There Is to Know About Crisis Management

    webmaster
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:43 am
      PR positioning in the 2010’s, was never more important. The public’s perception of a company and of its CEO can go a long way toward impacting corporate reputation and the value of a company. How a CEO acts at all times, before as well as during a crisis situation, can help or hinder a company’s future. Public perception is a determining factor on whether or not your company will have an easier time weathering a crisis. If the public has a negative perception on a company, then a crisis can have serious outcomes resulting in increased regulation, decreased sales or even lawsuits.
  • Six Steps to Successful Digital Marketing

    webmaster
    16 Jun 2015 | 11:40 am
    By: Lad Makinde, Digital Director If you’re currently operating a business chances are you’re engaged in digital marketing and depending on your business, digital marketing can seem like a vast landscape of chaos and confusion. Between the new platforms and the ever-changing disciplines it can be hard to wrap your mind, let alone your business, around a consistent and concrete strategy. At knoodle, we’ve pulled from our vast strengths and experiences in traditional marketing and made the unnerving transition into the digital space, (granted, it hasn’t been easy) and…
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    Gulf Business

  • Abu Dhabi airport passenger traffic up 17.2% in H1

    Aarti Nagraj
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:10 am
    Passenger numbers rose to 11.11 million from 9.48 million a year earlier The post Abu Dhabi airport passenger traffic up 17.2% in H1 appeared first on Gulf Business.
  • Video: First look at Microsoft’s new Windows 10

    Aarti Nagraj
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:04 am
    The new operating software, launched on Wednesday, has received rave reviews The post Video: First look at Microsoft’s new Windows 10 appeared first on Gulf Business.
  • Kuwait says uncovers ISIL network

    Aarti Nagraj
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:32 am
    The group, including five Kuwaitis, were reportedly involved in fighting operations in Syria and Iraq The post Kuwait says uncovers ISIL network appeared first on Gulf Business.
  • UAE fuel price deregulation to have ‘one-off’ impact on inflation – Stan Chart

    Aarti Nagraj
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:19 am
    The bank has revised its average inflation forecast for 2016 to 4.3 per cent from 4 per cent previously The post UAE fuel price deregulation to have ‘one-off’ impact on inflation – Stan Chart appeared first on Gulf Business.
  • Bahrain identifies suspects in Tuesday’s bombings

    Aarti Nagraj
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:33 pm
    The attack which killed two policemen and wounded six people, was the deadliest such attack in Bahrain in months The post Bahrain identifies suspects in Tuesday’s bombings appeared first on Gulf Business.
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    Smart Business Revolution

  • 090: Mandi Ellefson | How to Get Back 20 Hours Per Month

    John Corcoran
    16 Jul 2015 | 11:53 pm
    OK let’s imagine you’re 8 years old… And it’s Saturday morning after a long week. You’re tired, you’re ready to sleep in. Then your Dad wakes you up to do chores. Not just any chores. He has a checklist. For you how clean the bathroom. How you clean the kitchen. You have to initial that you completed each step of the way. Sounds like a nightmare to me, but for Mandi Ellefson, it was an inspiration. Mandi grew up in a home where her father ran a tight ship just like I described. She grew up with 6 siblings and so her father created a system by necessity. They needed to be organized…
  • How to Make Friends in Any Room

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

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

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

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

  • “It’s showtime.”

    Michelle
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:10 am
    Audible groans fill the train. A man with a bike is asked to move, and after refusing, a much taller man carries the bike to the back of the car. Reluctantly, the biker follows. Three performers fill the empty space and press play on a steady beat. Six pack abs curl around poles as the train lurches slowly towards Brooklyn. Flipping, stomping, twirling, hopping. A second dancer begins his routine, less steady than the first. It’s impossible not to wonder if someone will be kicked in the face. You’re waiting for a slip, an accident, but miraculously it doesn’t happen.
  • 5 ways to be a great manager

    Michelle
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:16 am
    Managing people is hard. I think this is why there are so many bad bosses. Now that I’m leading a team of my own, I’ve realized how much skill goes into becoming a great manager. While leadership traits may come naturally to some, managers can make the effort to create cohesive, hardworking teams and establish workplaces filled with satisfied employees. Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile. -Vince Lombardi My top 5 tips for successful managerial roles: 1. Great…
  • Excuses (If…then)

    Michelle
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:44 am
    When I have enough money, then I’ll volunteer my time. When the kids are out of the house, then I’ll travel. When I become famous, then I’ll write a book. When I’m less busy, then I’ll start going to the gym. Focus too much on when, and then may never happen. Focus on then, and when becomes less important. Our dreams are far too valuable to take a backseat to circumstance.
  • Odds

    Michelle
    8 Jul 2015 | 9:14 am
    fail try fail try try try SUCCESS fail fail fail try almost try try try made it try fail try SUCCESS try fail try SUCCESS try fail fail try almost made it try fail try SUCCESS try try try try SUCCESS fail SUCCESS fail try SUCCESS fail fail fail try try fail try fail try fail SUCCESS try try almost try SUCCESS made it fail fail fail try try fail almost try try fail try fail SUCCESS SUCCESS SUCCESS fail try try try try try try SUCCESS try fail try fail try made it try fail fail try try SUCCESS try almost try try try fail try SUCCESS (Try often, fail often, and your odds of winning increase.
  • 15 links to supercharge your bookmark bar

    Michelle
    30 Jun 2015 | 5:40 am
    Mix it up. Read good writing. Read bad writing. Learn something new. Remember something old. Get inspired. A few of my bookmarked favorites (in no particular order): Alltop Fast Company :zenhabits Brain Pickings Derek Sivers Farnam Street Zig Ziglar Steven Pressfield David Lee McSweeney’s Internet Tendency Reid Hoffman Lifehacker ReadWrite Lean In Medium
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    Mission Mode

  • Extensive Government Security Breach Proves All Are Vulnerable

    MissionMode
    23 Jul 2015 | 2:49 pm
    We are led to believe that the U.S. government is ultra secure because it has some of the best protection in the world. Apparently, our cyber protection is not as perfect as we imagined since the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently had two major breaches of personal security. Officials from the OPM have commented with only extremely vague communication about the incident publicly, and on July 10th, Katherine Archuleta announced her resignation as the head of the OPM. At MissionMode, we believe that any business can learn from this incident... Read More The post Extensive Government…
  • Are Employees Part of Your Business Continuity Plan?

    MissionMode
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:37 am
    Most businesses have at least thought about how they will continue regular operations after experiencing a business disruption even if they do not have a fully developed business continuity plan in place. Management may have considered IT system stability, facilities availability, manufacturing—the “how and where” of regular operations—but the “who” is often overlooked. Your employees are your company’s most critical resource and they need to be an integral part of your business continuity management to ensure your business recovers as quickly as possible from a…
  • New MissionMode Release Launched July 23

    Jason Zimmerman
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:39 pm
    MissionMode is pleased to announce that the new version of the MissionMode Situation Center Suite appeared for customers on July 23, 2015, at 8:00PM CDT. This new MissionMode release version includes a new alert mapping feature to provide an enhanced situational awareness capability, a simplified create page, and enhanced REST calls to support system integrations. Alert Mapping The new mapping feature allows alert creators to assign a location to an alert. Specifically, new Situation Center or Notification Center alerts can be given a location via a drag and drop map interface. Once... Read…
  • Virgin Galactic Trusts MissionMode for Incident Management

    Steve Daukas
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, is working to make space travel an affordable reality. Founder, Sir Richard Branson, sums up the company’s mission as follows: “It’s our destiny to reach out beyond our world and into the universe and to gaze back and appreciate what we have here on Earth.” Building a spaceline from the ground up takes serious preparation and exacting safety procedures. When it came time for the company to select a partner for incident management and emergency notification, few providers could meet their strict…
  • Reputation Management in Professional Sports

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

  • FX Now: Forward Move Forecast for Pound Sterling to New Zealand Dollar Exchange Rate GBP NZD

    John Cameron
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    New Zealand Dollar (NZD) Trends Broadly Lower on RBNZ Rate Comments Support for the New Zealand Dollar (currency : NZD) slumped during yesterday’s session thanks to comments from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) Governor Graeme Wheeler. The Kiwi central bank supremo used a set piece speech to ExportNZ in...
  • Pound to Dollar Forecast - Losses for GBP-USD Conversion Rate in 2015

    John Cameron
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    Official data pointing to a weak pace of price rises in the euroland’s premier economy have held back the euro (currency : EUR) on the day today. The latest German Consumer Price Index figures revealed that domestic inflation had fallen back from a year-on-year 0.3%. The move lower was blamed by the continuing low levels of global oil...
  • British Pound Sterling Foreign Exchange Forecast GBP VS EUR USD JPY Today

    Toni Johnson
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:30 pm
    GBP Currency Market Predictions: Pound Could Rally on Improved Consumer Confidence The POUND STERLING (currency : GBP) performed with credit yesterday thanks to a relatively strong set of domestic Mortgage Approval and Net Consumer Credit statistics. Today brings a blank session for British data releases, but...
  • British Pound Sterling Forecast: Gains against USD EUR AUD Predicted?

    John Cameron
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:30 pm
    RBA Rate Cut Bets Leave GBP/AUD Trending at Six-Year High Although the Chinese government took steps to stabilize the local stock market yesterday, speculation that the Reserve Bank of Australia intends to cut borrowing costs further in the near future kept the GBP/AUD exchange rate trending close to a six-year high....
  • FX ALERT: Near-Term Predictions for Euro to Sterling Exchange Rate: EUR GBP Deteriorates

    James Fuller
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    German Employment, Inflation Data Ahead - Will GBP/EUR Return to Best Rate? The Pound Sterling to Euro exchange rate maintained a stronger position on Wednesday as rumblings from Greece limited demand for the common currency. Today's German jobs and consumer price figures could cause additional currency market movement...
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    The Portfolio Partnership

  • Public Companies – Building M&A Expertise Requires a Playbook

    Ian Smith
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:02 pm
    We are not good at acquisitions. At best 50% are a success in the eyes of the acquirer. The key determinant of success? Price? Location? No, the research is pretty consistent – the post acquisition integration of the target is the keyResearch conducted by Cass Business School, covering 12,339 deals including 2,917 acquisitions of distressed companies from 1984 to 2008, concludes that price is not the determining factor for success but that post-acquisition integration is the key (Moeller). In addition research done by Dr. Koen H. Heimeriks, Stephen Gates, and Maurizo Zollo pointed out that:…
  • The Curious Mind of Brian Grazer

    Ian Smith
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:03 pm
    Apollo 13, Splash, 8 Mile, A Beautiful Mind, Friday Night Lights, Arrested Development, 24 were all produced by Brian Grazer. Brian’s new book A Curious Mind (co-written with Charles Fishman) sets out a brilliant case for being curious throughout your life. Is there any other way to be? If I were to name one characteristic I look for when recruiting talent it’s the curiosity gene. It drives everything. People are defined by the questions they ask. Let’s remember the Nixon Vs. Frost interviews. Superb questions by Sir David Frost, probably a man underestimated by President Nixon. This…
  • Final Call – Book Launch Parties

    Ian Smith
    17 Jul 2015 | 7:29 am
    Next week you have 2 opportunities to join me to celebrate the launch of  The Acquirer’s Playbook. #1 – Tuesday – July 21st at Goulston & Storrs 400 Atlantic Avenue, Boston 6pm to 8pm Sign ups here Details here # 2 – Thursday July 23rd at Moors & Cabot 5.30pm to 8pm 111 Devonshire Place, Boston Sign ups email Steve Decatur – sdecatur@moorscabot.com Both are complimentary events
  • The Amazon Mystery

    Ian Smith
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:55 am
    For the average entrepreneur making a loss means cash is getting lower. The business is hemorrhaging. Blood is leaving the patient. In the start-up world it’s called the runway. How much runway have I got? Perhaps your personal savings are being used to fund those first few years and you’ve got a few months, weeks, or even a few days left! Runways run out, or do they? I’ve examined the story of three loss makers to understand how you can make huge losses but still be worth billions. In fact all three added together amount to $248 billion worth of value. That’s right the stock market…
  • Why Terrible Storytelling is Ruining Your Business

    Ian Smith
    8 Jul 2015 | 7:37 pm
    Marketing is about telling your story. Sales is about allowing the prospect to tell their story. Storytelling is the key to success. Pick a random selection of 12 web sites and try to understand the story they are telling. What does their brand stand for? What do they do? It’s not pretty. We are dreadful at story telling. We mumble through jargon filled nonsense, in a language your PR company thought sounded authentic! Why are we so bad? I believe it starts with confusion around the most basic of tenets – Who we are. Bad storytelling starts with a lack of clarity around our identity.
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    Kathryn Welds | Curated Research and Commentary

  • Women, Men, and Time: Differences in “Managing” a Limited Resource

    kathrynwelds
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Francis Wade Special thanks to Francis Wade of 2TimeLabs for his sharing his expertise. Though women and men have the same amount of time, women seem to manage more time demands and have developed more skillful time practices to grapple with perceived “time scarcity,” according to detailed time-use studies by New South Wales’s Lyn Craig and Janeen Baxter of University of Queensland. Lyn Craig They found that working mothers invest more hours taking care of children and doing housework than their working husbands. Arlie Hochschild This finding validates the idea that women do a…
  • Rx to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk: Listen to Music

    kathrynwelds
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Charalambos Vlachopoulos Listening to music, both classical and rock, decreases aortic stiffness and wave reflection to reduce cardiovascular risk of death and disability, according to Athens Medical School’s Charalambos Vlachopoulos with Angelos Aggelakas, Nikolaos Ioakeimidis, Panagiotis Xaplanteris, Dimitrios Terentes-Printzios, Mahmoud Abdelrasoul, George Lazaros, and Dimitris Tousoulis. Panagiotis Xaplanteris Even “a brief period of mental stress can have an enduring effect on arterial stiffness,” Vlachopoulos and colleagues noted, suggesting the value of music listening as a…
  • Reputation Affects Women’s Promotion, Earnings

    kathrynwelds
    15 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Lily Fang Men gain greater reputation and job performance benefits from their professional connections than women with equivalent education and job skills, according to INSEAD’s Lily Fang and Sterling Huang of Singapore Management University, who studied U.S. Wall Street analysts. Sterling Huang In fact, many women had superior educational qualifications Thirty-five percent these women had educational qualifications from Ivy League universities, in contrast to 25 percent of men from the same prestigious universities. Lauren Cohen Fang and Huang examined analysts’ alumni connections with…
  • Greater Hemispheric Specialization, not Integration = Increased Creativity

    kathrynwelds
    8 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Rafeeque Bhadelia Increased connection between brain hemispheres has been considered essential for creative problem-solving and creative expression:  Previous research reported a relationship between the size of the corpus callosum connecting brain hemispheres. However, a more nuanced understanding of brain structure is needed, based on contradictory findings from Cornell’s Dana W. Moore, collaborating with Rafeeque A. Bhadelia and Carl Fulwiler of Tufts and Suffolk University’s Rebecca L. Billings and David A. Gansler, teamed with University of Florida’s Kenneth M. Heilman, and…
  • Women Board Members + Strong Shareholder Protections = Higher Financial Performance

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

  • What if There Were Live Music at the Doctor’s Office?

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    There was a really interesting study published earlier this year that had live music in a medical waiting room. The aim of the study was to learn more about the staff’s perceptions of this live music, but as you might expect, the live music had an effect on patients, too: One of the unanticipated results of the music program was that patients often play the piano in the clinic waiting room. This code emerged frequently in the transcriptions and seemed to enhance staff abilities to initiate non-medical discussions with patients, potentially increasing rapport, trust, and therapeutic…
  • Convert PDF to DOC with a Mac — for FREE!

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:46 am
    I like to think of myself as relatively computer literate. When I was in elementary school, I taught myself how to use HTML and created/designed my own website. I don’t know if I’ve linked to it on here, but it’s still functioning. Of course, I don’t remember the login or password for it, so there’s no way for me to edit it, but it’s really odd to remember back to where (and when) I was during the creation of it. Since my GeoCities days, the internet has changed quite a bit. I’ve created a few websites (mostly with WordPress, either through the…
  • Choice Architecture: Even in “Heads or Tails,” It Matters What’s Presented First

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:54 am
    If you’re familiar with behavioural economics, then the results of this study will be right up your alley. The researchers set out to determine whether there was a “first-toss Heads bias.” Meaning, when flipping a coin and the choices are presented “Heads or Tails,” there would be a bias towards people guessing “Heads” (because it was presented first). Through running their tests, they found something else that surprised them [Emphasis Added]: Because of stable linguistic conventions, we expected Heads to be a more popular first toss than Tails…
  • Three Months Later and I’m Still Avoiding Dessert (and Sugar)

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:01 am
    It’s been over three months since my post about cessation of dessert eating, so I thought I’d offer a bit of an update. It was actually a lot easier than I thought it would be to stop eating sugar. I’m aware that this might be a result of my conviction to the matter and that some people can have a real hard time giving up sugar (because of habits, addiction, etc.). Since giving it up, I have hardly had any sugar (i.e. refined sugar), but there have been times when I’ve been out of the house and in a pinch, I reached for a chocolate bar instead of a piece of fruit.
  • Parenting “Truths” are Culturally-Based: Parenting Without Borders, Introduction

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:18 am
    It’s been some time since my last series (almost a year and a half ago) and even longer since the last time I did a series about a book. I’ve definitely read a number of books since then, but one that I’ve recently, I wanted to explore a bit more in-depth, so I thought I’d write a few posts about it in a series. As you already know, I became a parent last year and as many parents do when making this transition, I was interesting in reading about this new stage of life. I’m aware that there are plenty of books on parenting out there, but I wasn’t…
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    Zintro Blog

  • Crop Biotechnology Impact on Developing Countries Part 2

    Zintro
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:40 pm
    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Since 1996, the net economic benefit of crop biotechnology at the farm level has been $133.5 billion. In a previous post, we asked Zintro experts to share their thoughts about the report GM crops: global socio-economic and environmental impacts 1996-2013.  Let’s look at two more responses. Jimm Grimm is the Owner and Chief Consultant of JHG Associates, a plastics and coatings consultant business. “Growing GMO crops is a two sided coin,” says Grimm. “Both sides must be considered. On the bright side, there is no doubt that you can get much more production…
  • Inquiry Roundup- Electrical Engineering

    Zintro
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Electrical Equipment Saudi Arabia I would like to get insights on various electrical equipments, focusing on the Saudi Arabia market. Price quotes, prices movements and price drivers are required. Product Categories: Transformer, Reactor, Switchgear, Conductors, Power Cables, Insulators, Batteries, Circuit Breaker, Meters, Supervising Equipment, Telemetering Equipment(e.g Transducers, Protective Relays, Terminal Block, CCVT and / or Coupling Capacitor Carrier) View Inquiry Saudi Electrical Equipment Market Hello, I’d like to know prices and historical price movements of some electrical…
  • Crop Biotechnology Impact on Developing Countries Part 1

    Zintro
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA According to an annual report from PG Economics, farmers in developing countries can benefit from GMO crops, particularly corn, soybeans, cotton, and canola. The report–GM crops: global socio-economic and environmental impacts 1996-2013–noted that global plantings grew to a record 416 million shares in 2013. Since 1996, the net economic benefit of crop biotechnology at the farm level has been $133.5 billion. Graham Brookes, co-author of the report and director of PG Economics, said, “GM technology has continued to provide more productive agriculture,…
  • Inquiry Roundup-Food Science

    Zintro
    17 Jul 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Food Science Hi, We are a start-up condiment company that is looking for a food scientist, who preferbably has access to a testing facility to test our ingredients, run a food analysis (pH, temperature, consistency, etc.). [Having access to a food facility is not necessary if you have all the right equipment). We are a very small company and on a tight budget but I’m sure we can work on the pricing. View Inquiry Food Science We are looking at (4) – (5) cold pressed juice options, powder (that we can toss into a granola mix, place on desserts and popcorn), bedtime snacks that can…
  • Success Story: John Verdone

    Zintro
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Zintro expert John Verdone is a coatings chemist/formulator with 27 years of experience in the coatings industry. During that time, he has formulated many coatings over a wide range of substrates. A graduate of the College of Central Florida, John specializes in formulation, quality control, research & development, lab equipment maintenance and color matching. John has had considerable success working with clients on the Zintro platform. He recently discussed his experience assisting a Zintro client. “It was very satisfying to use my coatings background to help out the client. He was…
 
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    Sensei Marketing

  • Time To Convert Your Social Engagement Into a Sales Funnel?

    Sam Fiorella
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:42 pm
    We’ve all heard the analogy of social media acting like a megaphone, digitally amplifying your voice to a large crowd. While this is technically correct, amplification  no longer the end-goal of social media marketing.  Well, at least it shouldn’t be. When we were first introduced to “Web 2.0,” marketers were excited about the fact that technology would allow two-way conversations to occur via the web (as opposed to traditional one-way broadcast messages found in print and television advertising).  Where the Internet promised a free and open platform to market yourself or your…
  • Technology and Business Intelligence – Not Always Good Partners

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

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

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

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

  • Adidas Cuts Ties with Asia to Promote Better Working Conditions

    Vincent Po
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
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    Vincent Po
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
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  • The Federation of Master Builders Warns of Brick Shortage

    Vincent Po
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    mage via Flickr by Richard Cooks Construction companies across the U.S. are facing delays because of brick shortages. The Federation of Master Builders reported that most companies are waiting two months for their orders while some are waiting as long as six to eight months. This is bad news for construction companies that are trying to stay on schedule with their builds. It’s a particular problem for small home building companies that get overlooked by large firms that order larger quantities of brick. The problem isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, either. Chief Executive Officer…
  • McDonald’s Tests Mobile Ordering and Delivery in New York

    Vincent Po
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    Image via Flickr by JeepersMedia Mobile ordering and home delivery are two of the biggest trends in the fast food industry right now. Burger King recently introduced delivery services at select stores and rival McDonald’s is now doing the same thing. McDonald’s announced that they will be trying a mobile ordering and delivery system at 88 stores in New York. It is a part of a turnaround plan to keep the company profitable by focusing on consumer-driven decisions. McDonald’s mobile ordering system will feature the full menu. That means customers can even order cold things…
  • Amazon’s Drone Delivery Patent Is Revealed

    Procurement Bulletin
    26 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    Image via Flickr by Aurelijus Valeiša Amazon worked really hard to get approval from the Federal Aviation Authority to test delivery drones. After initially being denied, they were given special permission to run tests as long as the pilot remained in sight of the drone. Now, Amazon is telling us their proposed drone delivery plans by filing with the U.S. Patent Office. Amazon’s patent says that delivery drones will be able to tap into smartphone data to locate the person they are trying to deliver a package to. Drones will also be able to update routes in real time and choose from a…
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    Business.com Business.com Blog

  • People Are Talking: Business.com's Recent Media Coverage

    Tony Uphoff
    16 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    You may have noticed a recent increase in media coverage featuring Business.com. This coverage is really the culmination of the work we’ve been doing over the last 2 years building the next generation of Business.com. When we started this process we began with two fundamental theories: We believe that business people today are far more interested in learning how to do something than in simply reading about something. We believe that by building a publishing business on modern data platforms and advertising technology you can deliver high quality brand engagement and demand generation for…
  • Business.com Chief Technology Officer Named "Top Tech Exec"

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

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

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

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

  • 12 Ways to Use Periscope to Build Your Personal Brand! [Infographic]

    chris ducker
    5 Jul 2015 | 10:08 pm
    If you’re focusing on building a personal brand, you simply MUST get active on Periscope! You might be thinking, “Wait a second Chris, I was just getting a handle on incorporating Instagram and YouTube into my brand building strategy and was even considering the idea of doing a podcast – and now I need to learn Periscope?!!” Well.  Yes… and No. NO because youdon’t need to ‘learn’ Periscope, because there’s really nothing to learn. As you’ll soon see from this post, functionality is quite easy and there’s no reason why we can’t have you doing your…
  • 7 Email Hacks That’ll Turn You Into an Insanely Productive Entrepreneur [Infographic]

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

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

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

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

  • AKC Canine Health Foundation Announces 2015 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference August 7-9

    David Menzies
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:28 am
    ST. LOUIS, MO. & RALEIGH, N.C. -- The AKC Canine Health Foundation, a nonprofit organization celebrating 20 years of preventing, treating, and curing diseases in all dogs, is pleased to announce it is hosting the 2015 National Parent Club Canine Health Conference August 7-9. Sponsored by Purina, the biennial event taking place at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch is expected to draw veterinarians, researchers, dog club members, dog owners, and breeders eager to hear from featured speakers on the latest medical and scientific advances in preventing treating, and curing canine health…
  • Governor McCrory Re-Appointed to Executive Committee of National Governors Association

    David Menzies
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:26 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Governor Pat McCrory has been re-appointed to the Executive Committee of the National Governors Association. The nine-member Executive Committee supervises the association's operations and has general authority over all policy issues. It also has primary jurisdiction over issues involving federalism, homeland security, the federal budget, and federal tax policy. “I’m honored to have the confidence of my fellow governors to serve on this important committee,” Governor McCrory said. “The states are more than the laboratories of democracy. The states are now the level of…
  • Bell and Howell Announces Services Pilot with Savioke Inc.

    David Menzies
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:22 am
    DURHAM, N.C. -- Bell and Howell, a leading provider of solutions and services for communications and commerce technology solutions, has announced a new service pilot agreement with Savioke Inc. Santa Clara, California-based Savioke is a leader in the development of autonomous delivery robots for the services industry. Bell and Howell will perform services under a pilot agreement in North America for Savioke’s Relay robot for the hospitality industry. Bell and Howell’s servicing of Relay begins immediately. Bell and Howell will provide installation, service, and call center support for…
  • Integrated Biometrics Expands Executive Management Team

    David Menzies
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Integrated Biometrics, LLC, (www.integratedbiometrics.com) designer and manufacturer of the lightest, fastest, most accurate, FBI-certified fingerprint sensors, today announced the appointment of new executives to its management team: Jerry Zuzolo, Chief Financial Officer and David Gerulski, Vice President, Sales and Marketing. The veteran leaders are integral to managing Integrated Biometrics’ sales growth and ongoing plan to bring its breakthrough FBI-certified Light Emitting Sensor (LES) fingerprint technology to government and commercial organizations around the…
  • Myers Bigel Attorney Sherry Murphy Elected President of Carolina Patent Trademark Copyright Law Association

    David Menzies
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:19 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. (Myers Bigel), the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, is proud to announce that attorney Sherry L. Murphy has been elected president of the Carolina Patent Trademark Copyright Law Association (CPTCLA), the oldest legal association dedicated to practitioners of Intellectual Property law in North and South Carolina. The organization hosts bi-annual meetings and continuing legal education (CLE) seminars, attracting speakers from all over the globe to discuss patent, trademark and copyright legal issues.“It’s…
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    Newsfile Corp News Releases

  • IIROC Trade Halt - Temex Resources Corp.

    31 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 31, 2015) - The following issues have been halted by IIROC: Company:  Temex Resources Corp. TSX-V Symbol: TME Reason: At the Request of the Company Pending News Halt Time (ET) 10:48     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…
  • Kandi Technologies to Announce Second Quarter 2015 Results and Hold Conference Call on August 10

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Jinhua, China--(Newsfile Corp. - July 31, 2015) - Kandi Technologies Group, Inc. (Nasdaq GS: KNDI) (the "Company" or "Kandi"), today announced that it will report second quarter 2015 financial results on Monday, August 10, 2015, before the open of trading in the United States.The Company has scheduled a conference call and live webcast to discuss the financial results at 8:00 AM (U.S. Eastern time) on August 10, 2015 (8:00 PM Beijing time on August 10, 2015). Mr. Hu Xiaoming, Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Wang Cheng (Henry), Chief Financial Officer, will…
  • IIROC Trade Resumption - NYX Gaming Group Limited

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:28 am
    Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 31, 2015) - Trading resumes in: Company: NYX Gaming Group Limited TSX-V Symbol: NYX.DB NYX.WT Resumption Time (ET): 09:30     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…
  • IIROC Trade Resumption - Legumex Walker Inc.

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:23 am
    Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - July 31, 2015) - Trading resumes in: Company: Legumex Walker Inc. TSX Symbol: LWP (all issues) Resumption Time (ET): 09:30     IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension of trading in a security of a publicly listed company, usually in anticipation of a material news announcement by the company. Trading halts are issued based on the principle that all investors should have the same timely access to important company information. IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading…
  • Morgan Resources Corp. Announces Update on Operations in New Brunswick

    31 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - July 31, 2015) - Morgan Resources Corp. (TSXV: MOR) (the "Company" or "Morgan Resources") provided an update on its operations in New Brunswick. "Given the current market for raising funds for junior exploration companies, Morgan Resources has decided not to complete cash and share payments on two of the Company's smaller properties in New Brunswick being the Vienneau property and the South Chamberlain property," advised Raniero Corsini, CEO. The Company plans to complete a financing to ensure its key Chamberlain and L'Or Bai options remain in good…
 
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  • Driving process innovation - Part Two

    admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:31 am
    Introduction In Part 1 of this article I explored the opportunity for professional service firms to apply process management practices to their services and internal support processes to drive improvements in cost and service. In Part 2 I will discuss the key role that Knowledge Management could play in helping to realise this opportunity. A key role for Knowledge Management Some mid to large professional service firms have established internal teams to help coordinate and drive process improvement and re-engineering activities, in a mid-sized firm this can be simply one person in a…
  • Driving Process Innovation - Part One

    admin
    16 Jul 2015 | 7:47 am
    Professional Service firms are facing a number of major competitive challenges including price-down pressures from clients, accelerated by the 2008 financial crash, deregulation in some markets (such as the UK and Australian legal sectors), increasing competition from lower cost economies (such as IT services from India) and new internet-enabled business models (such as Freelancer.com in IT and design services, Crunch.co.uk in accountancy and RocketLawyer.com in legal services). In response to these challenges, firms are increasingly recognising the need to innovate both in the services they…
  • Justifying KM

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

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

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

    Jeremy Jensen
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:43 am
    The post Small Business Tips For Improving Customer Loyalty appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Living in a city built around a tourism based economy has shown me the businesses who survive aren’t those with the best marketing strategy, but those who have managed to retain loyal customers, both local and returning visitors, throughout every season of the year. The feeling a customer gets coming back to the business often means more than the quality of the service being offered. For instance, one of the most popular coffee shops in my town thrives due largely in part to…
  • How To Use Landing Pages To Increase Your Website’s Conversions

    Kevin Wood
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:51 am
    The post How To Use Landing Pages To Increase Your Website’s Conversions appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Creating a landing page that works is easy, but creating a landing page that converts is going to take a little bit more work. In this post we’re going to examine what a landing page actually is, and how to build one that speaks to your customers and converts.   What Is A Landing Page? A landing page is a page that your users are going to land on from some traffic source across the internet. This could either be from a social media post, a guest blog, or an…
  • 3 Ways To Acquire Funding For Your Next Business Idea

    Alex Ivanovs
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:10 am
    The post 3 Ways To Acquire Funding For Your Next Business Idea appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Starting a business based on an idea that you think could improve the lives of others is a very exciting, yet difficult, task to embark on. With several hundred million companies already built by enthusiastic people such as yourself, the question of whether my idea is good enough is definitely a burning one. All questions aside, there is still the need to decide upon the business strategy, and more importantly — how the new business is going to be funded. Will you have to…
  • The One Thing You Should Do to Get More Out of Your Email List

    Taylor Hawes
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:30 pm
    The post The One Thing You Should Do to Get More Out of Your Email List appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Let’s start off with a tough reality — most business owners aren’t getting as much as they could be from their email list. It’s not that they’re not working hard or seeing good results. In fact, for many, email is already their biggest driver of new and repeat business. But there’s one thing that many small businesses aren’t doing that could help take things to the next level. Luckily, adding that one thing to your email marketing strategy is a lot easier…
  • How To Make Your Brand Matter

    Kevin Wood
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:38 am
    The post How To Make Your Brand Matter appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. You can either look at branding as a buzzword, or something very valuable for the continued success of your business. For the sake of this post we’re going to investigate the latter definition. Every company has a brand whether they’re aware of it or not. However, not every company has a brand that matters. In this post we’re going to examine what makes brands matter and how to transform your brand from boring to brilliant.   What Is A Brand? The moment a person thinks about your brand the…
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  • Anthony has ALS and needs a Chairlift … We need your help….

    Linda Fontana
    17 Jul 2015 | 1:45 pm
         “By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.” ― Mark Zuckerberg   Anthony has ALS and his family are having to move this August into a rental home in Surrey British Columbia this home needs a “Chairlift” we are asking for any support or assistance in providing this [...]The post Anthony has ALS and needs a Chairlift … We need your help…. appeared first on Find Sales Talent Canada.
  • “On” Boarding Sales Talent

    Linda Fontana
    1 May 2015 | 2:53 pm
    So many companies make the mistake believing that sales recruitment ends the moment a new sales rep commits to coming on-board.     The process of “On-boarding” is critical and, when done right, protects your hiring investment by getting your new sales talent preforming at his/her best. 90% of employees make their decision to stay [...]The post “On” Boarding Sales Talent appeared first on Find Sales Talent Canada.
  • Compensation Plan

    Linda Fontana
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    As we begin 2015, many companies will consider de-designing or creating a new sales compensation plan. It can be the most important sales management undertaking at the start of the New Year. The best plans serve as strong motivation for your sales team and assist you with recruiting top producers, which ultimately will boost your [...]The post Compensation Plan appeared first on Find Sales Talent Canada.
  • Talent Whispers – Who has the “Right Stuff” and who doesn’t

    Linda Fontana
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:24 am
      We are all looking for that “perfect hire”  here are some  ideas’s that can assist you along the way….. Look for the hidden virtues. One of the most overlooked strengths today can be expressed in one word “Resilience”   Find your unlikely stars by noticing what others don’t see. The best in any filed [...]The post Talent Whispers – Who has the “Right Stuff” and who doesn’t appeared first on Find Sales Talent Canada.
  • Four Screening Questions to ask…

    Linda Fontana
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:52 pm
    I am always interest in  finding screening questions that can assist with the “WHO” do l want to interview. Our postings always drive interest and the key is to learn ways to weed out the resumes that do not fit.In our company we have developed several quicksteps to identify initially who might be of interest [...]The post Four Screening Questions to ask… appeared first on Find Sales Talent Canada.
 
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  • Evolution Book Shelf: “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team”

    Brendan Anderson
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:28 am
    The second book in Evolution’s quarterly book club was The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni. This is the second time I have read this book – it is a must read (or listen) for all teams that want to grow. Creating a cohesive team is more difficult than most entrepreneurs ever dream. My two most memorable concepts: 1. “If you could get all the people in an organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time.” 2. An outsider listening in on a meeting between a team should feel a little…
  • 3 Business Leaders Who Changed the World (and How to Emulate Their Style)

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:52 am
    Over the past century, scores of incredible businessmen and women have transformed the way the world does business either by introducing new technologies or making such a tremendous impact in their own industries that they eventually became global icons. Today, Evolution Capital Partners salutes three of the most influential business leaders who even today’s most successful executives and entrepreneurs look to for inspiration. And we also take a moment to examine a single defining character trait that made these people great.   Steve Jobs of Apple, Inc. When it comes to entrepreneurial…
  • Small Business Stress: How to Keep Your Cool

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:01 am
    There are few topics more deserving to be written about regarding entrepreneurship than your physical and mental health. There are no shortage of stories about the incredibly draining mental and physical toll running a small business can have on the founder. One characteristic that is typical of a small business is that it relies too much on the founder for its success. In the corporate world there is typically enough of a support network of professionals, processes and procedures, and safety nets that even the most critical individual can “mail it in” for a few days and not worry about…
  • 5 Leadership Skills Every Entrepreneur Should Develop

    Brendan Anderson
    10 Jul 2015 | 4:25 am
    Being in business, you’ve probably used the phrase “natural-born leader” numerous times to describe an executive who is a mover and shaker in their industry. Truth be told, however, these individuals likely spent much of their lives honing their skillset in a variety of ways while maturing into business icons. Though personalities sometimes play a big part in realizing leadership potential, any entrepreneur who’s willing to work on molding their own innate talents and leadership abilities will undoubtedly reach the same end product – becoming a leader who is inspiring, creative, a…
  • Evolution Book Shelf: “Think and Grow Rich”

    Brendan Anderson
    24 Jun 2015 | 6:51 am
    Think and Grow Rich was a book suggested by Misty Young and Shila Morris, owners of Squeeze In, two inspiring entrepreneurs I spoke about in my last book review. I’m actually embarrassed to say that I had never heard of this book, as it is now one that I include in my ‘first pile’ suggestion for all entrepreneurs. Written in the 1930’s and originally printed in 1937 by Napoleon Hill after investing more than 25 years researching the successful businessmen of his time, Think and Grow Rich ultimately sold over 20 million copies. It was fascinating to think about what life must have been…
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  • Is Network Marketing a Good Career? YES or NO?

    Vineet Gupta
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:06 am
    Today morning when I woke up & I was checking the Emails there was an email from Quora. Subject line  of the email was: Can you answer this question? I opened the email & the questions was – “Is network marketing good or bad to start one’s career?” Following is the screenshot of the question asked by someone on Quora: If you don’t know about Quora it’s a Question & Answer website. You can Ask any question or reply to questions you have knowledge about! Is network marketing a good career? I think this is very common question that comes to mind when we get…
  • WARNING: 035 Reasons Why people Fail in MLM?

    Vineet Gupta
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    It’s been half a decade for me into MLM business & I have seen people making all kind of excuses. They tell me different reasons why they are not able to Succeed in MLM business. There are hardly half a dozen people who accept the fact that they didn’t succeed because they didn’t do what is required to succeed. Rest everyone has some or the other reason. Funny thing is sometimes such people themselves as me Why people fail in mlm How to avoid MLM Failure?   Irrespective of whatever stage you are into, in you business as of now, it’s because of YOU. And if you wish…
  • What is MLM or What is Multi Level Marketing [Article II]

    Vineet Gupta
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    Welcome Back This Article is in continuation to the last one, i.e. – What is MLM or What is Multi Level Marketing. Where I shared about how MLM / Multi Level Marketing business model is beneficial for both Companies & Customers. If you have not yet read the previous article on What is Multi Level Marketing, you can read it here. In this article I will share about how MLM / Multi Level Marketing business model works. What is Multi Level Marketing Business Model like? In MLM / Multi Level Marketing when a person purchases the product from an Independent Representation (IR) of the…
  • What is MLM or What is Multi Level Marketing [Article I]

    Vineet Gupta
    19 Jul 2015 | 8:30 pm
    In past few days many people asked me What is MLM or What is Multi Level Marketing ? So I thought to write an article on same. MLM or Multi Level Marketing is simply a medium a Company adopts to promote its Products, from person to person. In MLM the Company doesn’t spends on promotion of their Products. Rather whatever Money Company saves by not spending on promotional activity, they distribute the money to the people because of whom the Product got promoted / sold. Here you can learn more about What is MLM & all you need to know about MLM Business Model? What is MLM or What is Multi…
  • Meme ;-) Funny MLM & Network Marketing Images

    Vineet Gupta
    18 Jul 2015 | 2:18 am
    How about having some fun with Funny MLM & Network Marketing Images Most of the time I try to share best of the Quality Content to help you grow in MLM. Today I thought to share something different, that shall make you laugh  These images are handmade thinking of different situations we came across during our journey in MLM. LOL time with Funny Network Marketing Images The post Meme ;-) Funny MLM & Network Marketing Images appeared first on Learn Secret MLM Tricks.
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  • Stress Busting Commute Tips

    Blogger
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:02 am
    For many people, their daily commute to work is not just unenjoyable – it is hell. There’s no getting around it, it’s just horrible. We spend so much time squeezing onto crowded Tube trains, sitting in traffic, queuing for very late buses – it’s no wonder it’s so stressful. However, there are things you can do to make it less stressful. You might think the only solution is getting a private helicopter/ slide to work built/ staying in bed – but there are other more realistic and affordable options available to you. © Neal Fowler Stealth Stretching It…
  • The Best Plants for an Office

    Blogger
    27 Jul 2015 | 2:42 am
    This season, interior design is all about bringing the outside in, and why not? Offices can be hot, stagnant, stuffy places with pretty nasty lighting and very little ‘freshness’ to enjoy. Apart from setting up outside with a table and chair, there’s not much you can do to bring the outside in when working in an office, apart from one thing – plants. Succulents, ferns, lovely little floral cuties – there’s a whole world of plants just dying to freshen up your office right now, but which ones will you choose? Dracaena Braunii or ‘Lucky Bamboo’…
  • Derby Offices in a Central Location

    Blogger
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:34 am
    Serviced offices ideally located in Derby close to the train station and also great road links. Onsite car parking is available and should you wish to cycle to work, bike storage and showers are located within the building. Serviced Offices in Derby Access to the three storey building is via a state of the art video system. These offices could be perfect for you and your business. See below for contact details. If you would like more information about this fantastic serviced office in Derby or would like to arrange a viewing please call Easy Offices on 020 3773 2893. Alternatively you can…
  • Offices Within a Former Courthouse

    Blogger
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:20 am
    Serviced offices within a former courthouse, mortuary and prison cells! Don’t panic, they have been refurbished whilst retaining many original features of the Victoria building. The offices are available in a variety of sizes and clients can also make use of the onsite hub space. Serviced Offices in Kinross There is an onsite coffee shop / bistro available for clients as well as a sunny walled garden, perfect for an informal meeting or if you need to take a break from work. If you would like more information about this fantastic serviced office in Kinross or would like to arrange a…
  • Balancing Work and Family Life

    Blogger
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    Whether you’re an entrepreneur, 9-5 office worker, or ambitious project manager – balancing work and family life will always be difficult at certain stages of your career. Do you ever feel like the more time you put into your personal life, the more your work seems to suffer? Or vice versa – you’re doing everything you can to earn that promotion but find you and your partner are like ships in the night? Don’t feel alone, so many people have this problem and it’s a simple change in perspective and approach that will stop it becoming an issue. ©…
 
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  • The Remote Workforce Is Larger than Ever (and Why that’s a Good Thing)

    Brian Null
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:08 pm
    It’s estimated that “regular telecommuters will total 4.9 million by 2016.” In addition to that, some “50 million U.S. employees hold jobs that are telework compatible, although only 2.9 million consider home their primary place of work (2.3 percent of the workforce).” A fundamental change in the workplace such as this one can have a profound impact on the economy and job market. But what is driving this trend and why should we be kosher with this latest development? Contributing Factors There are several factors responsible for such a radical shift in the workforce: Few would argue…
  • Who’s really in charge of Customer Service at your Company?

    Brian Null
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:11 am
    I travel quite a bit, for both business and personal reasons, so I am exposed to many kinds of businesses across the U.S.  I frequent small businesses but use large companies, as well. With rising prices of goods and services, I expect the level of customer service to be high, as well.  And it has become increasingly important to me. In the past few weeks, I have experienced the worst customer service that I have in years— and it was from both small and large companies. Do you have protocols for answering your phone, for greeting visitors, for trouble calls?  If you don’t, you…
  • The unique challenges and opportunities that exist in a “Family Business.”

    Brian Null
    10 Jul 2015 | 1:02 pm
    BusinessTips.com:  Tonya, one of your areas of expertise is coaching people through the unique challenges and opportunities that exist in a “Family Business.”  What are some of the key issues you typically see here and are there any ‘best practices’ you’d recommend? Coach Tonya Page: The dynamics of a family business are significantly different than in a general corporation. Most people don’t wake up next to the boss or sit down with the staff for Thanksgiving dinner. Having lived in a family business for nearly 15 years, I understand the incredible high of successes as well as…
  • Why Generational Management is the Next Big Thing in Leadership

    Brian Null
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:29 am
    “One of the most important developments of the global leadership scene is the rise of Millennials, who will now obtain more leadership positions with high level responsibilities.” Aon Hewitt Estimates predict infamously independent millennials will comprise 75% of the workforce by 2030. Compare that to 2014’s percentage of only 36% and you’ll see a major shift happening in the labor force and culture. The technology loving youngsters are taking the place of our Generation X and Baby Boomer generations, bringing a whole new perspective on the world and the workplace. That generation…
  • 10 Reasons to Talk to References

    Brian Null
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    You’ve done a great job of screening, interviewing, negotiating and courting your new hire.  You’ve done the background check and verified employment eligibility – everything is good, right?  Not so fast!  Did you talk to your new hire’s references? At least twice a week I talk with executives who are shocked when I suggest that actually talking to references is a necessary part of the hiring process.  They seem to think that this is an extraneous step that doesn’t provide you with either new or valuable information.  This can often be the case if the correct questions aren’t…
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  • Winnipeg Jets, Manitoba Moose and NHL News

    Mitch Kasprick
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Predators sign forward Wilson to four-year contract Forward Colin Wilson signed a four-year, $15.75 million … ☛ ☛ Read more Dylan Strome wants in early, but Coyotes won’t rush Dylan Strome took the ice at Arizona Coyotes development camp … ☛ ☛ Read more Take Trouba in the long run Faced with the choice of putting long-term money … ☛ ☛ Read more Devils betting on Larsson’s potential with new deal The Ray Shero era has officially begun … ☛ ☛ Read more A new hockey era for Winnipeg on the horizon The building of the new Manitoba Moose…
  • Random Thoughts On The Winnipeg Jets: July 27

    Mitch Kasprick
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:38 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, the Manitoba Moose and the National Hockey League. 1.  Another slow week in Jetsville so I’ll concentrate on the blockbuster (tongue in cheek) signing of Alexander Semin.  2.   The Montreal Canadiens signed Alexander Semin to a 1 year contract worth $1,100,000 and many fans in “Jets Nation” wonder why the Winnipeg Jets didn’t try to sign him.   3.  Maybe the Jets did or maybe they didn’t…
  • McDavid, Eichel, Generational Players, Really?

    Mitch Kasprick
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:05 am
    Generational Players: Overused or misunderstood or just out to lunch? – The 2015 NHL Entry Draft was one of the more interesting drafts in recent years thanks to Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. There have been many adjectives to describe the top two prizes at last June’s annual yearling sale but the one that gets used the most by the talking heads, sports writers and fans is “generational players”.  That is very lofty praise for players that haven’t even played in a NHL game yet.  Personally I think there is ZERO chance either of them reach that height but…
  • Random Thoughts On The Winnipeg Jets: July 20

    Mitch Kasprick
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:42 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, the Manitoba Moose and the National Hockey League. 1.  Overheard at the offices of TNSE  http://winnipeghockeytalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Crickets-10-seconds.wav   2.  I realize that this is a hockey website but I need to ask “what the hell is wrong with Lirim Hajrullahu?”  3.  It still really bugs the hell out of me that the Oilers won the draft lottery.  I must still have some lingering…
  • Random Thoughts On The Winnipeg Jets: July 13

    Mitch Kasprick
    13 Jul 2015 | 6:31 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, the Manitoba Moose and the National Hockey League. 1.  Alexander Burmistrov was a surprise visitor last week at the Winnipeg Jets Development Camp at the MTS IcePlex.  Thoughts anyone?   2.  Congrats to Paul Postma on his new 2-year deal with the Jets.  Read more here >>> Jets sign Postma   3.  The Winnipeg Jets Development Camp is done for another year and I’m wondering what our readers at WHT thought…
 
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  • Arizona Coyotes And COG Agree On New Deal

    Mitch Kasprick
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:29 am
    Is this going to be a short-term gain or a long-term pain? The Glendale City Council will vote on proposed amendments to the Arizona Coyotes lease agreement at a meeting on Friday, July 24, 2015. News release from COG on July 23, 2015 The Arizona Coyotes and the City of Glendale announced that the two parties have agreed on a resolution to their ongoing legal dispute.  The City of Glendale will release details of the proposed amendments to the existing arena management agreement this morning on the city’s website, http://www.glendaleaz.com/.  The Glendale City Council will vote on the…
  • McDavid, Eichel, Generational Players, Really?

    Mitch Kasprick
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:10 am
    Generational Players: Overused or misunderstood or just out to lunch? – The 2015 NHL Entry Draft was one of the more interesting drafts in recent years thanks to Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. There have been many adjectives to describe the top two prizes at last June’s annual yearling sale but the one that gets used the most by the talking heads, sports writers and fans is “generational players”.  That is very lofty praise for players that haven’t even played in a NHL game yet.  Personally I think there is ZERO chance either of them reach that height but…
  • New Rules For The American Hockey League In 2015-16

    Mitch Kasprick
    12 Jul 2015 | 8:16 am
    American Hockey League rule changes – The American Hockey League has approved rule changes for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Playing Schedule/Standings:  Each team will play 76 games except for the five California-based teams in the newly formed Pacific Division.  The Bakersfield Condors, Ontario Reign, San Diego Gulls, San Jose Barracuda and Stockton Heat will play 68 games each while the other two teams in the Pacific Division; the Texas Stars and San Antonio Rampage will play 76 games. Teams will qualify for the Calder Cup Playoffs based on a points percentage with the top four…
  • Arizona Coyotes Sign John Scott?

    Mitch Kasprick
    11 Jul 2015 | 8:02 am
    John Scott signs a one year deal with the Arizona Coyotes – The Arizona Coyotes have signed UFA forward John Scott to a one-year contract.  #coyotes John Scott 15-16 $575 000 (one way) — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) July 11, 2015 John Scott, 32 years old, scored 3 goals, 1 assist, totaling 4 points along with 87 penalty minutes and was a -12  in 38 games with the San Jose Sharks last season.   View image | gettyimages.com Position:  LW     Shoots:  Left DOB:  Sept.26, 1982     Birthplace:  Edmonton, AB Height: 6’8     Weight:  259 Career NHL Stats: Regular…
  • Mikkel Boedker Avoids Arbitration And Signs 1-Year Deal

    Mitch Kasprick
    9 Jul 2015 | 4:49 pm
    RFA forward Mikkel Boedker signs 1 year deal – The Arizona Coyotes have avoided going to arbitration with “Restricted Free Agent” Mikkel Boedker by signing him to a one year contract worth $3,750,000. Boedker, 25, will be looking to rebound from season ending surgery last January when had an emergency operation to have his spleen removed.  The injury was believed to have occurred after a routine hit in a game versus the Jets in Winnipeg on January 18, 2015. Mikkel Boedker was off to a decent start in the 2014-15 season where he recorded 14 goals and 14 assists for 28 points…
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  • Miami, New York & Chicago: 3 Dream Cities for Summer Vacation

    Diners Club International
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:12 pm
    This summer, the United States is calling you for a visit. Miami is a beach state of mind, where art deco buildings dot the boulevards and lounging by the pool is par for the course. It might be hot and sometimes rainy this time of year, but fewer lines and lack of crowds, coupled with... Read more »
  • Top Spots in Tuscany

    Diners Club International
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:45 am
    Italian cuisine is full of variety and each city within the 20 regions of Italy offers its own culinary specialties. In Tuscany, earthy staples abound, from hearty soups to ubiquitous antipasti (often  composed of crostini and cold cuts), to parpadelle (ribbon pasta) served with tomato sauce of wild hare or boar, to Chianti and Tuscan... Read more »
  • Share Your #BestMealEver with Diners Club

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

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

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

    Peter Simoons
    26 Jul 2015 | 11:45 pm
    When was the last time you talked to your coach? You might think something like “why on earth would I work with a coach?” In his article “Does everyone need coaching?”, Dave Brock describes the purpose of coaching as “to help people continually learn, improve, and grow”. With that purpose in mind Dave explains why coaching is essential for everyone and why everyone will get value from coaching. What value? Well, first and foremost a coach will help you to reflect. Reflection will help you to identify areas for your improvement and your coach will help you to work on those…
  • 3 + 1 ways to perform health checks

    Peter Simoons
    19 Jul 2015 | 11:42 pm
    In response to last week’s article one of my readers, Michael, spoke from experience when he wrote to me that the quarterly health checks present such great opportunities! It allows him to have a face to face meeting with his counterpart and also with the executive stakeholders. Michael is always amazed about what can be found out during such meetings! In general health checks assess the alliance in three main areas: the same areas as you assessed your partner on when selecting a partner: strategic, operational and cultural fit. Although it will be nice to learn what went well in the…
  • The benefit of a health check

    Peter Simoons
    12 Jul 2015 | 10:58 pm
    Do you perform a regular health check on your alliances? Last week I wrote about mid year performance reviews and briefly touched upon the necessity to have regular evaluations for alliances as well. Now, let’s dive a little deeper into the topic of regular evaluations and health checks on your strategic alliances. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! Research indicates that many alliances fail, in fact the latest study of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals indicate that the average success ratio for strategic alliances is 53%. That is just barely over the midpoint…
  • Your mid-year performance review

    Peter Simoons
    7 Jul 2015 | 3:21 am
    Did you notice that last Tuesday lasted longer than any other day? Probably you didn’t, as it was only one second that made June 30 last longer. This ‘leap second’ was introduced because the earth’s rotation is slowing down and our time needed to get back in sync with astronomical time. If even mother earth is slowing down and needs time to get back in sync, it might be good for you as well to slow down, reflect and get back in sync. Last week we also reached our mid-year point. In other words half of 2015 is already over! In many organizations it’s time for your mid-year…
  • Acquisition or Alliance?

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

    Chris Oestereich
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:01 am
    The basic income is very close to the idea Thomas Paine put forward in the 1790s. (Paine’s proposal, by the way, is on the website of the U.S. Social Security Administration). That proposal is something that I and many others think is really interesting, which is that everyone, on reaching the age of 18 or so, should … Continue reading So What Can We Do About Inequality? | Institute for New Economic Thinking → The post So What Can We Do About Inequality? | Institute for New Economic Thinking appeared first on Linear to Circular.
  • Accenture punts annual performance reviews and rankings | The Washington Post

    Chris Oestereich
    21 Jul 2015 | 4:10 pm
    (Accenture) will disband rankings and the once-a-year evaluation process starting in fiscal year 2016, which for Accenture begins this September. It will implement a more fluid system, in which employees receive timely feedback from their managers on an ongoing basis following assignments. Accenture is joining a small but prominent list of major corporations that have … Continue reading Accenture punts annual performance reviews and rankings | The Washington Post → The post Accenture punts annual performance reviews and rankings | The Washington Post appeared first on Linear…
  • Why I Ignored a Late-Night Email From My New Boss (And You Should Too)

    Chris Oestereich
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    “I imagine this happens a lot, managers with a day full of high-leverage activities don’t get around to the less-important reminder type messages until later at night. They send an email so they don’t forget, and subordinates scramble to respond. Employees burn energy that should be recharging for the next day. Then they give themselves … Continue reading Why I Ignored a Late-Night Email From My New Boss (And You Should Too) → The post Why I Ignored a Late-Night Email From My New Boss (And You Should Too) appeared first on Linear to Circular.
  • Bud Caddell on Holacracy

    Chris Oestereich
    19 Jul 2015 | 6:26 am
    “Holacracy, itself, is too complex, dogmatic and rigid,” says Bud Caddell, a well-known US management consultant. “It feels like playing a game of Management Dungeons and Dragons. Everything you already understand about working in teams is reinvented with confusing language (such as circles, tensions and IDM) and a confusing process. Teams should operate in ways … Continue reading Bud Caddell on Holacracy → The post Bud Caddell on Holacracy appeared first on Linear to Circular.
  • The L2C Interview: Anthony Watanabe of Asia Clean Innovations (ACI) on ASEAN Cleantech

    Chris Oestereich
    2 Jul 2015 | 6:17 pm
    I recently moved from Boise, Idaho in the western U.S., to Bangkok, Thailand. (Of all the well-worn paths used by traders and immigrants throughout history, this was not one.) I’ve been to Thailand several times before as much of my wife’s family lives here, but this time things are very different. Instead of a time-bound … Continue reading The L2C Interview: Anthony Watanabe of Asia Clean Innovations (ACI) on ASEAN Cleantech → The post The L2C Interview: Anthony Watanabe of Asia Clean Innovations (ACI) on ASEAN Cleantech appeared first on Linear to Circular.
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  • The Latest in Outsourcing: July 2015

    Outsourcing Insider
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:54 pm
    July has been an eventful month in the outsourcing industry. Here’s a rundown of the significant events that took place in BPO companies this month. Global outsourcing breaks all-time records in first half of 2015 ISG’s latest global Outsourcing Index has announced a surge in worldwide outsourcing records in the second quarter of 2015—a milestone reached despite the 7% year-on-year decline in the annual contract value (ACV) for the first half of this year ($6.2 billion). The following breakthroughs occurred despite the first quarter of 2015 being considered as one of the slowest…
  • 5 Things Businesses Forget to Consider When Outsourcing

    Outsourcing Insider
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:33 pm
    Much has been written about how outsourcing has changed the way business works and how it has helped many companies succeed all over the world. We also often read articles about the factors that businesses must consider before deciding to acquire outsourcing services. Unfortunately, not all those who have outsourced are successful and oftentimes it’s because they failed to consider other equally important factors that play a significant role in outsourcing success. Some of these considerations are as follows: Taking the Time to Plan Some companies become way too excited about outsourcing…
  • Outsourcing Services: Real Stories of 10 Successful Companies

    Outsourcing Insider
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:57 pm
    Startup companies, even those with the greatest and innovative ideas, struggle with launching their businesses off the ground. And it’s not necessarily because they don’t have the talent and the skills to make it happen—especially if they believe they have something valuable to offer, rather because they don’t have the money, the time, the manpower, and the talent to operate other functions a business needs to run smoothly. Customer service, finance and accounting, marketing, information technology (cloud services), data management, and analytics are just a few of those operations…
  • Business Assessment: The Best Strategy in Achieving Business Growth

    Outsourcing Insider
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Running a business can probably be the most challenging thing a person can do in his/her entire life. Entrepreneurs must keep pace with the fast-moving market and operate efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. With several things needed to succeed, business owners should remember to find the time to pause, take a step back, and develop new strategies that would propel the company forward—this is where business assessment comes in. Business assessments can give you an objective evaluation of your enterprise that will later help identify the growth and development opportunities for the…
  • 4 Signs Your Company Needs to Outsource Project Management

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

    12 Jul 2015 | 2:42 pm
    l'll be hosting the discussion on how to scale your business at the 2015 The Global Entrepreneurship Summit Kenya. Joining me will be Wale Tinubu - Oando Foundation, Ifeanyi Oteh – Ampion,  Enyo Kumahor - CEO of Cobalt, Ayodeji Adewunmi - Jobberman.com. I look forward to meeting these amazing entrepreneurs when I get to Kenya next week. 
  • On the Way to the White House Global Entrepreneurship Summit

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

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

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

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

  • US economy rebounds, growth climbs up to 2.3%

    Joseph Nordqvist
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:36 pm
    The US economy returned to growth in the second quarter, according to what the latest Commerce Department data showed Thursday in Washington. The American economy rebounded in Q2 2015, with… The post US economy rebounds, growth climbs up to 2.3% appeared first on Market Business News.
  • Sky plc reports 18 percent jump in yearly earnings

    Veronica Cruz
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:36 pm
    UK-based Sky plc reported an 18 percent jump in earnings for the year to 30 June, posting operating profits of £1.4 billion on revenues up 5% to £11.3 billion. The… The post Sky plc reports 18 percent jump in yearly earnings appeared first on Market Business News.
  • GSK revenue increased six percent in second quarter

    Joseph Nordqvist
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:52 am
    London-based multinational pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) posted a six percent increase in second-quarter revenue to £5.89 billion ($9.19 billion). It is the first full quarter for GSK after the $20… The post GSK revenue increased six percent in second quarter appeared first on Market Business News.
  • UK’s “big four” supermarkets all post drop in sales

    Marie Singer
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:53 pm
    All of the UK’s “big four” supermarket chains posted a drop in sales over the last 12 weeks. Asda posted the biggest loss and lost its place as the UK’s… The post UK’s “big four” supermarkets all post drop in sales appeared first on Market Business News.
  • UK GDP grew 0.7 percent in second quarter

    Joseph Nordqvist
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:33 am
    The UK economy bounced back in the second quarter, driven by rebounding services activity and industrial output, according to the Office for National Statistics. The ONS said on Tuesday that… The post UK GDP grew 0.7 percent in second quarter appeared first on Market Business News.
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    BidnessEtc

  • Why Offshore Drillers Were Down Yesterday

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:51 am
    Seadrill Ltd (NYSE:SDRL), Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL),Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG) and North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. (NYSE:NADL) were all down during trading yesterday following the skepticism for the offshore drilling industry’s outlook shown by Seadrill’s CFO.
  • Why Apple May Have Been Turned Down By Square

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:51 am
    Square refused Apple Inc.\'s (NASDAQ:AAPL) acquisition offer, as it was for $3 billion compared to its self-valuation of $5 billion, according to rumors.
  • 5 Innovative Footwear Items By Nike That Are Bound To Catch Your Eye

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:51 am
    Nike (NYSE:NKE) is going to release some innovative products in its sportswear category. Bidness Etc breaks down the upcoming attractions for you.
  • Hope For RadioShack

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:51 am
    In its effort to avert bankruptcy, RadioShack Corporation (NYSE:RSH) is mulling over a financing package worth $585 million.
  • Lockheed Martin Establishes Technology Center

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:51 am
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) has established a technology center in Silicon Valley to complement its lasers, telescopes and targeting systems.
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    CDC Synectics on How to Leverage Resources

  • 3 Reasons Why Job Role is the Last Consideration

    Connie Siu
    30 Jul 2015 | 10:32 am
    Making transformational changes involves overhauling the status quo to achieve significant improvements. Often, companies become concerned about the impacts on job roles too early, limiting themselves from exploring options that could deliver major advancement. There are three reasons why companies should put job roles aside as they brainstorm transformational changes. 1.       Create unnecessary constraints If the company let questions such as who will be able to do the work or the number of jobs impacted influence their thinking, it would rule out options with excellent potentials…
  • Are You Treating Cause or Effect?

    Connie Siu
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Effects get us excited about taking action. Dealing with a cause usually takes more effort than dealing with an effect. Find out why and aim for a real solution.
  • The 5 Myths of Operational Efficiency

    Connie Siu
    6 Jul 2015 | 5:18 pm
    An efficient operation is a competitive advantage. While it is an common goal, companies might not benefit from it when the focus doesn’t align with the intent leading to compromised results. There are 5 myths about operational efficiency. 1. Low cost is good for the bottom-line Keeping cost down is important for a healthy bottom-line. Intense cost consciousness affects your brand and the quality of your products and services. Often, actions undertaken to cap cost have converse effects. Lower grade input materials impact product durability. Dull packaging affects the product appeal and…
  • Is the Best Practice Really the Best?

    Connie Siu
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    Many businesses choose to adopt best practices they hear about due to the great results others have achieved. Before making the decision, you should ask the following questions: What issues does the practice address? What quantifiable results others have been able to achieve? What options did they consider before adopting the practice? Is there any similarity between your situation and others’ who are successful with the practice? How much effort did they invest? What challenges did they run into along the way? Who champions the effort? Have others been able to replicate success by…
  • Tips on How to Manage Risks

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

  • 12 Simple Tips For Empowering Your Pins On Pinterest [Infographic]

    THE SEEN Team
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:40 am
    The following infographic from Curalate, illustrates 12 simple tips to empowering your pins on Pinterest. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: THE SEENThe post 12 Simple Tips For Empowering Your Pins On Pinterest [Infographic] appeared first on THE SEEN.
  • Employee Mobility and Shadow IT [Infographic]

    Sarah
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:30 am
    Mobile employees and remote workforce have shaped the modern workplace. With open access to company data and business applications from virtually any place on Earth, modern professionals can finish their tasks on the go and improve their outcomes. Unsurprisingly, the number of employees who prefer using mobile devices for work rapidly grows, thus setting some new rules for IT management. Despite the benefits of such innovation, however, the increased employee mobility has also given birth to an important trend that can be devastating for the organization. Namely, unregulated file…
  • How to Improve Your Facebook’s Organic Reach [Infographic]

    THE SEEN Team
    6 Jul 2015 | 8:53 am
    This infographic from Quicksprout explains in details about how to improve your Facebook’s organic reach. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: THE SEENThe post How to Improve Your Facebook’s Organic Reach [Infographic] appeared first on THE SEEN.
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    Pinnacle Telecom - Comms Buzz

  • Communications help for retail businesses

    pinnacletelecom
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    Pinnacle is proud to be helping retailers who are under pressure to provide outstanding customer service in the current difficult high street trading conditions. We are providing solutions designed to improve responsiveness to customers, as well as providing greater efficiency across the business and dramatically reducing communication costs. Your employees are busy serving in-store customers, the phones are ringing unanswered; will missed calls result in missed sales opportunities? Simple call routing allows questions relating to opening times, store locations and requests for job…
  • How finance companies can get ahead in a fast-moving world

    pinnacletelecom
    21 Jul 2015 | 12:02 am
    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
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:42 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…
  • How small businesses can increase sales and retain customers through communications

    pinnacletelecom
    7 Jul 2015 | 12:15 am
    This week we are showing small businesses how to increase sales and retain customers  through better communications. We constantly help our small business clients implement some basic technology to help them make the most out of one of their most critical business tools: the phone system. Increasing sales while keeping the bottom line intact two things that all businesses, especially small businesses, struggle with on a daily basis. As a small business, you constantly compete with larger businesses and other small businesses for customer share. Competition is fierce, as customers know they…
  • Communication Linked To Firms’ Ability To Grow

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

  • What is a Gantt Chart for Project Management?

    Nitin Sirsat
    24 Jul 2015 | 3:10 am
    Infographic brought to you by Wrike – Online Gantt Charts… Read More >>The post What is a Gantt Chart for Project Management? appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • TOP 12 Vendors of IT exams

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

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

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

    Nitin Sirsat
    19 May 2015 | 3:26 am
    Infographic brought to you by Wrike – Manage Project Online… Read More >>The post 10 Steps to a Kickass Project Kickoff: A Checklist for Project Managers appeared first on Market Deeper.
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  • A Perfect Place: Finding an Office Space That Will Grow Your Business

    Nick Huang
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:05 am
    There are so many factors to consider when choosing the perfect office space. Here are just a few of those considerations and some tips for making it perfect for your preferred workflow. The Location Just as with residential real estate, commercial real estate follows the law of “location, location, location.” It’s what’s important when it comes...
  • Work Life Happiness and Balance for Employees

    Nick Huang
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:31 am
    In the last few years, companies are embracing the modern idea of work life happiness and balance for employees. While this is one of many factors in a job search, it is one that will certainly persuade a candidate to choose one job over another. Companies that have exceptional perks win the best employees, and in turn, those perks help the...
  • Business Cards, Why You Still Need Them to Make an Impression

    Nick Huang
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:14 am
    Over 200 people took part in a recent survey carried out by StressFreePrint around the importance of memorable business cards. 60% of the people who took part in the survey think that a business card says a lot about that person or company. What impression is your business card giving to people? Is it professional, memorable, quirky? A surprising...
  • 4 Important Things to Look at When Choosing a Business School

    Nick Huang
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:14 am
    One of the ways to make choosing a business school easier is to look at it from a return-on-investment point of view. Attending a top ranking school often means taking out a student loan to cover the high cost of tuition fees. Meanwhile, a lesser ranking institution might not give you the education and experience you need. Here’s how you can find...
  • Silicon Valley Ranked as Best Startup Place, While Berlin Becomes the Fastest Growing Startup Hub

    Nick Huang
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:37 am
    Silicon Valley, also known as the home of many international tech giants such as Apple, Intel, Google, Facebook, and Twitter, have long been the world’s favourite tech startup place. The latest ranking shows that Silicon Valley continues to dominate as the world’s best place for startups, ahead of other rival cities including New York, Los Angeles...
 
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  • GPI Continues Translators without Borders Sponsorship

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Translators without Borders is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization which assists in translating more than two million words per year for NGOs such as Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders), Médecins du Monde, Action Against Hunger, Oxfam US and Handicap International.   Since being founded, Translators without Borders has translated over 26 million words for humanitarian non-profits worldwide.   Samples of their work include:   The 100 x 100 Wikipedia Project: The 100 x 100 Wikipedia Project imagines the translation of the 100 most read Wikipedia articles on health…
  • Working Remotely: Top Tips for Success

    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Working remotely is becoming a more common practice across many industries. Companies with multiple locations, especially globally, enjoy the benefits of having teams spread around the world. But, the virtual working environment can also present a unique set of challenges. By following a few simple tips you can be successful working remotely. Working Environment   Even though you may be working from home, make sure you, and the members of your family, recognize a certain room or area in your house as "your office". It is fundamental that you create your own working environment in a…
  • What Companies Should Look for When Selecting a Translation Company

    26 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    If you are thinking about translating some of your company assets such as your website, software or technical documentation, there are many factors to consider when picking a translation company. Due to the importance of reaching customers with translated content in today's global world, you want a good partner who provides high-quality translations within your required turnaround times and budget. Overall Capabilities   Evaluate a company's overall capabilities such as language set requirements, the structure and location of the linguists and the types of services they offer.  …
  • Rise of the Content Marketing Platform

    23 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This week Curata published an excellent article on the emergence of the Content Marketing Platform (CMP). Curata explained how content marketing has evolved with the help of digital marketing and the need for a more thorough way to analyze content strategies.   Platforms for Salesforce Automation and Marketing Automation are widely used, but the development and use of Content Marketing Platforms is just beginning. Curata states that CMPs will build upon Marketing Automation and Salesforce Automation platforms to drive more impact across organizations.     CMPs are expected to…
  • Content Strategy and UX - Part 3

    22 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    In the previous blog posts of my content strategy series, Content Strategy and UX - Part 1 and Content Strategy and UX - Part 2, we discussed the best practices for creating your content. We covered: voice, tone, style and how to perform a content audit. For the third part of this series, I will detail how to define your target audience.   The better you understand your target audience and their needs, the better you can prepare a content strategy to attract them. Defining Your Audience   Content strategies are not only for generating content. Audiences don't just spontaneously…
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    Rapid Formations Blog

  • Advantages and disadvantages of limited company formation

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

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

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

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

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

  • ESOP vs. 401K Plan – Definition and Benefits to Business Owners and Employees

    Holly Magister
    22 Jul 2015 | 8:46 am
    The method chosen to transfer ownership of a business for sale is one of the most important factors to consider as a business owner. And the reason for its importance is related to the wide differences in the amount of cash received (net of taxes) by the business owner across the various methods of transfer or sale. An ESOP or Employee Stock Ownership Plan is one method of ownership transfer or sale many business owners consider when they decide it’s time to retire. That said, let’s explore the ESOP as a potential method of transfer or sale from both the business owner’s and…
  • Latest Forbes Post: Sell My Business Now

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

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

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

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

  • 3 questions to ask before starting a full software development life cycle

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Many businesses understand the need for heightened customisation of their business software. Trying to manage and control your operations with multiple, isolated systems is a labour-intensive process that is replete with the possibility of entry errors, and makes it very difficult to deliver the results you want to achieve. You need integrated software solutions that provide efficiency, cost, and performance improvements.
  • 4 project risk management tasks you shouldn't ignore

    28 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Managing your supply chain efficiently is essential in today’s global marketplace. Logistics costs, customer demands, and supplier fluctuations combine to make for a very complicated distribution process. But, effective supply chain management also impacts project management areas because it must be able to deliver results. And although the management of project integration, scope, time, cost and quality, as well as human resources, communication, and procurement are all involved in comprehensive project management, for this discussion, we’ll deal solely with risks involved. 
  • Growth without disruption: Your 4 step software integration process

    23 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Whether you operate an industry specific distribution centre or store various parts, materials, and components for assembly, growing organisations need the right tools to help them best conduct business. Advanced supply chain management is crucial to maintain profitability. Heightened global competition combined with slim margins leave little room for error, or downtime. And for this reason, introducing warehousing or manufacturing software is often put off. Companies simply can’t afford to let operations stall whilst waiting for the software to come on-line,…
  • 3 questions to ask before building your bespoke software solution

    21 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    Does your business have an unconventional or complex supply chain? Building bespoke software solutions for your manufacturing or distribution business can be tricky. There are certain aspects of your operation that demand strong, effective controls because of the expenses that are associated with them. Aspects that surround your supply chain are particularly susceptible to increased costs through inefficiency or waste. And items such as receivables, scheduling, and other logistics processes, as well as supplier and customer information are all dependent on your inventories, which often…
  • How 'bespoke' do your warehouse solutions need to be?

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

  • A way to find out what sort of career you want

    22 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    I’d like to say the cliched ‘follow your heart’ or 'do what you love’, but we know it doesn’t work that way. We don’t know that we love a job unless and until we actually do it for a while, and are good at it. So here’s something that can help. Look back at your life and list down the things that came to you easily. Yes, list down with an actual pen on actual paper. The things that you could do effortlessly and enjoyably. The 'and’ is very important here. Let’s say you’ve always been good with words. Words, phrases, witty remarks,…
  • How could a fresh graduate contribute to the company he's applying to?

    21 Jul 2015 | 7:07 am
    A good starting point would be to get in touch with folks who are already there (in the positions you want to get into). They might be your college alumni, colleagues of a family member, or some type of connection in your network. If you really are unable to find someone in your network, there is nothing wrong in emailing people you don’t know via LinkedIn. More than 90% of the time, they’d be willing to help out a fresh graduate despite not knowing you at all. Before you talk to them, do some basic research about the industry in general and the company in specific so that it is…
  • A year in a new career

    27 May 2015 | 11:13 am
    Having checkpoints in life is a good thing. It can serve as a pit stop - to refuel, recount, reevaluate events in your sprint. My sprint has been rather long, and it has evaded checkpoints for a year (14 months to be exact). I have finally taken this pit stop to put down in writing the events of my past year since I made an enjoyable and rewarding career change from programmer (at a large organization) to business analyst (at a start-up). So what’s great about that? First and foremost, I’m doing what I love to do. I don’t recall a day when I was bored during the last 365 days. While…
  • Versus Vs. Against

    16 Jan 2014 | 4:38 am
    Out-of-the-box Vs. Anti-socialStreet-smart Vs. ConmanRevolutionary Vs. Rabble-rouserLeader Vs. BanditAt first sight, it might appear I’m comparing opposites or extremes – good vs. bad. Some of them are indeed opposites, but not absolute opposites. Don’t they have more shared characteristics than differences? Most entities with money and influence do their best to get us onto their bandwagon. Before joining in, one fact to keep in mind: in most cases, there are no absolute opposites, no extremes. Batman vs. Joker may have worked in the movies, but we don’t have such…
  • The Art of Shut-Up

    6 Jan 2014 | 6:08 am
    The need for salesmanship – from kindergarten to retirement – has made ‘talking’ the new breathing. Have you ever received advice about shutting up? I haven’t. Real, good ol’ shutting up. Not to be confused with listening skills, which is another topic. Political heads of state, who’ve historically been sources of inspiration, make statements today where there’s no need for one. And end up as laughing stock. A few months ago, someone suggested that I learn Spanish for better job opportunities. Here’s the best bit: Quote: “Because…
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    Lead by Adventure

  • 5 Ways to Face Your Fear as a Leader with Bonus Quotes. #4 Might Surprise You!

    Will Ratliff
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:52 am
    As a leader, you are sure to face fears on a weekly, if not daily basis. Learning to overcome them and to push through can be some of the toughest obstacle to moving forward in your leadership. It is often a difficult, but necessary task to push through fear and make a decision or deal with an issue. Here are 5 surefire ways to help in getting past those fears. 1. Face it Head On The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the…
  • 7 Team Building Games You Can Lead with Hula Hoops

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

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

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

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

  • Walmart Customer With Tourette’s Claims She Was Kicked Out Of Store, Told Not To Return

    Mary Beth Quirk
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:45 am
    (Mike Mozart)A Florida woman with Tourette’s syndrome is suing Walmart, claiming she was banned from the store, in violation of the American with Disabilities Act. She and her husband are seeking more than $2.2 million in damages for emotional distress. People with Tourette’s may exhibit facial tics and other involuntary repetitive movements, and have outbursts of profanity, known as “coprolalia,” according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The woman was shopping at Walmart with two of her children in August 2011 when she was ordered to…
  • I Can’t Buy A Car Because Lexus Thinks I’m Dead

    Laura Northrup
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:21 am
    (БРАТСТВО)Dead people do not need cars, and they also have trouble making the payments. That’s probably why one woman’s credit score plummeted to zero when a lender accidentally put her down as dead. It was due to human error, but she’ll need to wait 30 days to move on with her new car purchase because someone at Lexus Financial Services picked the wrong thing in a drop-down menu. Yes, that is literally what happened. Unfortunately, it just takes one creditor accidentally telling the bureaus that you’re deceased to send your credit score plummeting to zero and…
  • Prisoners Will Soon Be Eligible For Pell Grants To Finance Education

    Ashlee Kieler
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:13 am
    (fblumongoose) Twenty years after passing a law that banned prisoners from financing higher education with federal grants while incarcerated, the government is ready to begin investing in the education of inmates. The Washington Post reports that the government announced plans today that it will initiate an experiment — called the Second Chance Pell Pilot Program — to offer a limited number of prisoners Pell grants to finance their education from a select number of colleges starting as soon as next year. The move, which is being made under the Obama administration’s…
  • American Airlines Plane Evacuated With Emergency Slides, Three Passengers Burned

    Ashlee Kieler
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:10 am
    (yooperann) An American Airlines flight pulling away from the gate at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport on Thursday was evacuated with the use of emergency slides, resulting in minor injuries for three passengers. NBC-DFW reports that the flight – carrying 141 passengers and five crew members – was readying for travel to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport when smoke was reported in the cabin. Five emergency exits, including two over the wings and one through the plane’s tail, were opened during the incident. Two inflatable slides were utilized at…
  • Cable Companies Refuse To Reveal How Much They Make Off Of Set-Top Boxes

    Chris Morran
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:59 am
    (Ryan Holloway)Sen. Ed Markey of Massachussetts and Sen. Dick Blumenthal of Connecticut recently posed a handful of questions to the nation’s cable and satellite providers about their set-top boxes — Are they required? How many customers have them? Is there an option for customers to purchase their own? etc. While some providers were more transparent in their responses than others, but one thing they all agreed on: We’re not telling you how much we make from leasing these devices. For example, even though Comcast [PDF] says that virtually all 22 million pay-TV customers have…
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    LT Copywriting - Professional Blog

  • Learn-to-Learn: How to Master Subjects In and Out of Order

    7 Jul 2015 | 9:44 am
    #2: Learn-to-Learn (Part 2 – Sequential and Global Learning Techniques) Now that you know a few techniques that work for both Active and Reflective Learners, it’s time to learn the different techniques that best work for you if you’re a Sequential Learner and a Global Learner. *Note – Techniques used by each style can work and be useful to the other styles. Just because one may statistically be better for one does not mean it won’t work for you. Try them all and experiment a little. Sequential Learner Techniques Most learning is structured around Sequential…
  • The Meta-Learning Series: Is This Your Style?

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

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

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

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

  • July - Insolvency Notices

    31 Jul 2015 | 2:57 am
    Merchants Renovations Limited A meeting of the Creditors of the above named Company will be held at 99 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3XD on 10 August 2015 at 10.45am for the purposes mentioned in Section 99 to 101 of the said Act. http://www.companyrescue.co.uk/insolvency-notices/merchants-renovations-limited-liquidation-notice Vamco Ltd A meeting of the Creditors of the above named Company will be held at offices of KSA Group Ltd, 99 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3XD on 31 July 2015 at 1:15 pm for the purposes mentioned in Section 99 to 101 of the said Act.
  • KSA Group is a finalist at the Insolvency & Rescue Awards 2015

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:25 am
    We are delighted to announce KSA Group has been shortlisted for Corporate Recovery Firm of the Year at the Insolvency & Rescue Awards, in the 'up to 10 licensed appointment taking Insolvency Practitioners' category. The awards ceremony will take place on the 21st October at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel in London. For more information on the event, visit the I&R Awards website. We wish everyone the best of luck.  In other news, the Insolvency Service released the latest UK statistics today - read more about it in our news piece. 
  • Creditors voluntary liquidations (CVLs) in Scotland increase

    21 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The number of Scottish businesses entering a CVL has increased in the first quarter 2015/16 by 25%, according to data from Scotland’s Insolvency Service, Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB).  Interestingly, the number of compulsory liquidations has actually fallen across the country compared to the last quarter. As shown in the table below, the total number of registered insolvencies (consisting of CVLs, compulsory liquidations and receivership) has stayed the same since Q4. Source: AiB Looking at the year on year figures, Scottish insolvencies have fallen by 21.2%. However, the number…
  • Risk of companies going bust in North East drops 15%

    15 Jul 2015 | 2:41 am
    According to the latest research from insolvency body, R3, the number of companies at high risk of insolvency has fallen 15% in the North East during the first six months of 2015.  Transport and haulage businesses in this region are performing the best compared to other regions across the UK. Most sectors, including IT, professional services, construction and manufacturing, have shown a fall in companies at risk of insolvency, however the hospitality sector has remained stagnant while restaurant businesses are up 9%. Chairman of R3, Allan Kelly, said “The general sentiment across…
  • Small solicitor firms could be eligible for ‘hardship fund’

    13 Jul 2015 | 3:06 am
    Small law firms could soon be eligible for a ‘hardship fund’ to cover insurance run-off costs if they plan to close.  The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has revealed that some sole practitioners wishing to close have been forced to stay open because they cannot afford insurance premiums. Insurers must cover solicitors for six years after they close. The run-off indemnity cover is 50% and is calculated into general insurance costs therefore small businesses could find it very difficult to pay the premiums off. The Solicitors Regulation Authority published its views in a…
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    Hyrell Blog

  • Small, Medium, and Large: How HR Teams in Small and Medium Sized Businesses Benefit From Big Data

    28 Jul 2015 | 6:07 am
    When it comes to “Big Data,” small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) don’t have the same volume of information as large companies. However, that doesn’t mean that HR teams at SMBs can’t benefit from data integration and analytics similar to what large organizations use. The opportunities are great. According to the SMB Group, only around 18% of small businesses and 57% of medium businesses currently use business intelligence and analytics solutions. HR expert Josh Bersin has suggested that “talent analytics” is a better term for big data applied to Human Resources. The goal of…
  • Big Data 101: What Is It and How Are Organizations Using It?

    14 Jul 2015 | 8:07 am
    Everywhere we turn, we hear the term “Big Data.” It’s top of mind in the business press and conversations. Recent research by Accenture found that 90% of organizations believe Big Data will transform their business like the Internet did, and 83% are pursuing Big Data projects to gain a competitive edge. You’ve probably heard the Big Data term too and perhaps you are wondering what all the fuss is about?  In this three part blog series, we will try to demystify Big Data and how it is collected. In our first post, we’ll discuss what Big Data is and how HR teams in large…
  • 3 Ways to Overcome Your Hiring Hurdles

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

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

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

  • SEO Training Will Stop You Getting Ripped Off

    Jen Mackie
    22 Jul 2015 | 12:01 am
    It might seem strange that a company like Matter Solutions who offer SEO services are also offering SEO training. If we’re training people how to do SEO, aren’t we potentially doing ourselves out of a job? Well, we firmly believe that knowledge beats ignorance. If you know how to do SEO properly, the internet will… The post SEO Training Will Stop You Getting Ripped Off appeared first on Matter Solutions.
  • Ideas for Link Building in Difficult Industries

    Stephen Grealy
    12 Jul 2015 | 8:54 pm
    Link acquisition can be one of the more difficult and time consuming SEO tasks, however that makes it all the more satisfying when you pick up a good link. While there are plenty of link opportunities out there, some industries are more difficult than others, and you can be forgiven if you find yourself struggling… The post Ideas for Link Building in Difficult Industries appeared first on Matter Solutions.
  • WordCamp Presentation. Wouldn’t life be better without clients?

    Ben Maden
    28 May 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Ben’s presentation about working with and getting the most out of your life building websites for clients. Looking at his experiences, some good, some bad, working through tasks for clients and trying to keep focused on the goals, i.e. a great website for the client. Once WordCamp TV process the video etc we’ll post a link… The post WordCamp Presentation. Wouldn’t life be better without clients? appeared first on Matter Solutions.
  • WordCamp Brisbane Announcement

    MatterSolutions
    18 May 2015 | 12:28 am
    Hooray! It’s almost time for WordCamp Brisbane – a weekend of networking, web fun and seriously cool speakers covering every WordPress topic you could possibly imagine! For the weekend of May 30th-31st, we’re super excited to sink our teeth into some WordPress goodness, but even more than that, Matter Solutions are delighted to announce that… The post WordCamp Brisbane Announcement appeared first on Matter Solutions.
  • Continuous Enhancement in Web Design

    Svanhild Egge
    10 May 2015 | 9:52 pm
    In an age where a new trend can emerge and go viral overnight, it’s more important than ever to stay up to date. As web designers and digital marketers we need to keep our finger on the pulse across the board – from visual design, to the technology behind it and content. That’s why our… The post Continuous Enhancement in Web Design appeared first on Matter Solutions.
 
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    convergepoint.com

  • Your Policy and Procedures Audit Does Not Need To Painful

    ConvergePoint
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:31 am
    If you were to look up the term ‘necessary evil’ in a dictionary, there should probably be a picture of an auditor included somewhere in the definition. Everyone can appreciate the valuable work that auditors do in keeping organizations in
  • Policy Management – DCSCA – Drug Supply Chain Integrity

    Shirin Mirdamadi
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:16 am
    DSCSA: Are you ready for Drug Supply Chain Integrity? When the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) was signed by President Obama on November 27, 2013, advocates hoped that the confusing patchwork of State laws governing drug pedigree and tracing
  • Contract Management – Proactive Renewal Management

    Shirin Mirdamadi
    20 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Contract Management – The Downside of Auto-Renewals If your contracts department suffers from a checkered past and an under-resourced or disorganized present, the prospect of automatically renewed contracts can seem like an answer to your prayers. If each contract renewal represents
  • Policy Management – Who is writing your policies?

    Shirin Mirdamadi
    14 Jul 2015 | 9:21 am
    Policy Management – Do Your Policies Magically Write Themselves? A new policy usually represents a step forward for an organization. Whether you’re changing internal processes as a result of new equipment or technology, or responding to changes in local, state
  • Conflict of Interest Disclosures- Are you Compliant with the Sunshine Act?

    Shirin Mirdamadi
    13 Jul 2015 | 5:35 pm
    COI – Are you Compliant with the Sunshine Act? Section 6002 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010 – also known as the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (PPSA) – requires all manufacturers of drugs, medical devices and biologicals that
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    Purchasing, Procurement and Supply Chain Management Insights

  • 5 Must Read Procurement Books

    Jeannette Montory
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:45 am
    Written by: Jeannette Montory We’re big fans of lifelong learning, which means we’re constantly reading about ways to improve our performance or change our way of thinking. No matter how long you’ve been in procurement, there are always things to learn. New technologies might change how you track your inventory or place orders and changes to regional laws might influence how your supply chain operates. Either way, let’s face it—we can all learn something new. Below are five procurement books to help you get to the top of your field, and stay there. 5 Must Read Procurement Books The…
  • How Procurify Plans to Simplify Your Procurement Process – Canadian Business: PROFITguide

    Brittany Whitmore
    27 Jul 2015 | 12:32 pm
    Written by: Brittany Whitmore How Procurify Plans to Simplify Your Procurement Process – Canadian Business: PROFITguide By: Joe Castaldo Article originally published on PROFITguide on July 27, 2015 Procurify aims to simplify the procurement process for businesses, many of which rely on disorganized, old-school methods with pen and paper, or on cumbersome and expensive enterprise resource-planning systems. Procurify, based in British Columbia, offers a cloud-based platform to approve, track, and receive purchase orders. Co-founder and CEO Aman Mann believes his product will help…
  • 5 Ways Technology Helps Business Budgets

    Jeannette Montory
    27 Jul 2015 | 11:48 am
    Written by: Jeannette Montory Sometimes it seems technology is touted as a universal hero: it can help you lose weight, find your perfect mate and even organize your life for you. Technology may or may not help you with those things, but one thing it can definitely do is help business budgets stay in line. Sure, the technology may cost money upfront, but the savings and efficiency you’ll gain more than make up for it. Technology is pretty much the Clark Kent of the business world. 5 Ways Technology Helps Business Budgets   It Keeps Track of Spending Thanks to…
  • Procurify funded $4m to ease B2B purchasing – PYMNTS.com

    Brittany Whitmore
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Written by: Brittany Whitmore Procurify funded $4m to ease B2B purchasing By: PYMNTS.com Article originally published on July 24, 2015 on PYMNTS.com Procurify — a procurement startup which aims to make purchasing more effective and efficient for small- to medium-sized businesses through its purchasing management solution — announced the closing of $4 million in seed funding Wednesday (July 22). The new capital will be used to expand Procurify’s cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) purchasing platform as well as accelerate sales, marketing and product development. The investors who…
  • Nexus Venture Partners leads $4 mn investment in Canadian start-up Procurify – Business Standard

    Brittany Whitmore
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:14 pm
    Written by: Brittany Whitmore Nexus Venture Partners leads $4 mn investment in Canadian start-up Procurify By: T E Narasimhan Article originally published on July 24, 2015 Nexus Venture Partners, one of the leading Indian VC firm, along with Point Nine Capital and the Business Development Bank of Canada invested $4 million in Canadian SaaS startup Procurify. The company will use this funding to fuel its continued growth in the multi-billion dollar cloud and mobile enterprise software market with further investment into sales, marketing and product development. Jishnu Bhattacharjee, managing…
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    Euro Exchange Rate NewsEuro Exchange Rate News

  • Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) Exchange Rate sees Hawkish Move from Common Currency after Positive CPI Data

    Oliver Meredew
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) Exchange Rate sees Hawkish Move from Common Currency after Positive CPI Data The Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) exchange rate has been highly favourable today, seeing a 0.6% gain, and greater gains against other rivals for the Euro (EUR). Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) Exchange Rate News: Euro (EUR) enjoys Stable Gains after a Week of Turmoil The Euro (EUR) has risen by over 0.8% against the South African Rand (EUR/ZAR) and the Australian Dollar (EUR/AUD) today, and has also risen hawkishly against the New Zealand Dollar (EUR/NZD) by 1.2%. Significant…
  • Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Exchange Rate Forecast: Eurozone CPI sees Common Currency Soar over Rivals

    Oliver Meredew
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:31 am
    Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Exchange Rate Forecast: Eurozone CPI sees Common Currency Soar over Rivals The Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rate has risen considerably today, and the Euro has also seen significant gains against a majority of the other competition currencies. Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Exchange Rate News: Positive Eurozone CPI Data Triggers Rally The Euro (EUR) experienced a sudden uptrend today after the annual Eurozone Consumer Price Index (CPI) for July came in with a 0.2% increase from June; this brought inflation up to 1%. Although the European Central Bank (ECB)…
  • Euro to Canadian Dollar (EUR/CAD) Exchange Rate Forecast to Rally after Canada Slides into Recession

    Ollie Carpenter
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:26 am
    Euro to Canadian Dollar (EUR/CAD) Exchange Rate Forecast to Rally after Canada Slides into Recession UPDATE The Euro to Canadian Dollar (EUR/CAD) exchange rate rallied by around 1.1% on Friday afternoon. After Canadian Gross Domestic Product showed that the nation had fallen into recession, the ‘Loonie’ (CAD) edged lower versus its currency peers. The depreciation was somewhat slowed, however, given that the Bank of Canada (BOC) already warned that recession was likely in the wake of rapidly falling oil prices. BOC officials are confident growth will pick up in the second-half of the year…
  • Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) Exchange Rate Forecast: Today’s Positive Inflation Figure Shores up Euro as Pound Starts to Soften

    Louisa Heath
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:24 am
    Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) Exchange Rate Forecast: Today’s Positive Inflation Figure Shores up Euro as Pound Starts to Soften Encouraging numbers from the Eurozone gave the Euro (EUR) its awaited rally today as the Pound (GBP) finally began to falter on weaker Consumer Confidence. Unemployment Data from Germany Eroded Common Currency as Sterling Remained High, EUR/GBP Exchange Rate Continued Lower A significant increase of 9,000 in German unemployment was a far cry from the predicted decrease of 5,000 the market had been expecting. Beginning a day of further losses against the robust…
  • Euro to Canadian Dollar (EUR/CAD) Exchange Rate Forecast: Risk-Sensitive ‘Loonie’ Continues to Flounder Ahead of GDP Report

    Louisa Heath
    30 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Euro to Canadian Dollar (EUR/CAD) Exchange Rate Forecast: Risk-Sensitive ‘Loonie’ Continues to Flounder Ahead of GDP Report Euro (EUR) Bolstered on German Retail Sales Growth as Canadian Dollar (CAD) Awaits Movement on Today’s GDP Figure This afternoon’s GDP report for Canada looks set to shift the Euro to Canadian Dollar (EUR/CAD) exchange rate as pundits await confirmation of further economic contraction. A strong showing for German Retail Sales helped further boost the pairing this morning to peak at 1.4271, with the common currency apparently poised to take advantage of any…
 
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    Midlake

  • Custom Spring Hinges – Sketch Animation Video

    Midlake Products
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:11 am
    Check out the latest in our series of sketch animation videos – this one is about spring hinge manufacturing. Many clients often come to us after having issues with “off the shelf” spring hinges. Either the hinge didn’t work, didn’t fit, or it simply failed. This video takes you through some of the design considerations for spring hinges and also addresses a few of the common myths we encounter such as lead times and cost.
  • Why Manufacturing Will Always Have a Special Place in America

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

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

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

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

  • How Does LoveFilm By Post Work On Amazon Prime?

    Dan
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:00 am
    LoveFilm services have all been integrated with Amazon now, except one: LoveFilm By Post. So how does it work now? We have all the answers you need.The post How Does LoveFilm By Post Work On Amazon Prime? appeared first on Number Direct.
  • What Pass To Buy To Save Money On Your Citylink Travel

    Dan
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:29 am
    One of the best ways to get around Scotland is via Citylink. Here are some of the passes you can buy to save money traveling with the bus and coach company.The post What Pass To Buy To Save Money On Your Citylink Travel appeared first on Number Direct.
  • How Mobile Gaming Graphics Have Improved Over Time

    Editor In Chief
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:51 am
    We look at how gaming graphics have evolved over the course of the last 20 years, from the simplistic floating shapes of the '80s to the advanced modern tech.The post How Mobile Gaming Graphics Have Improved Over Time appeared first on Number Direct.
  • How to Navigate A-Level Results Day

    Daniel Goss
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:36 am
    Breeze through the chaos of A-Level results day with our quick and easy guide.The post How to Navigate A-Level Results Day appeared first on Number Direct.
  • How To Cancel Your Amazon Prime Membership After Prime Day

    Kathryn Kearns
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:15 am
    There are many reasons why one would sign up to Amazon Prime, but it's not for everybody. Here is how you can cancel your membership if you want to.The post How To Cancel Your Amazon Prime Membership After Prime Day appeared first on Number Direct.
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    Self Made Businessman

  • NinjaOutreach 6 Month Update – Progress

    Dave Schneider
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:29 am
    A few months ago I stopped providing monthly updates. The reason is that I am already providing monthly updates on the NinjaOutreach blog, and it was just getting tedious to write both of them, given that largely they were quite similar. Afterall, NinjaOutreach is the only project I am working on right now (what a relieve!). However, I wanted to provide a 6-month update on the project for those who were interested in reading, but do not regularly follow the NinjaOutreach blog. The angle that made sense to me today was none of than progress. In my opinion, progress is the most important thing…
  • One Simple Trick That Has Greatly Improved My Business

    Dave Schneider
    12 Jul 2015 | 1:25 pm
    I started doing something I wasn’t doing before, and I’m starting to realize how much I should have been doing it a long time ago. What’s the BIG change? I started noting down all opportunities that I needed to follow up with. The idea came to me when I was reading an article by Steli, CEO of Close.io, a CRM for sales teams. He said, and I quote “I have a simple philosophy – I follow up as many times as necessary until I get a response. I don’t care what the response is as long as I get one. If someone tells me they need another 14 days to get back to me I will…
  • Why You Shouldn’t Be Content Marketing, Seriously

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

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

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

    14 Jul 2015 | 11:16 am
    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Recognition vs. Favoritism

    Baker Creative
    29 Jun 2015 | 9:58 am
    Let’s be honest, we just like some people better than we do others. But managers and supervisors have to try to reward employees for reasons based job performance, not just on how much they like... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Why media relations matter…

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

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

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    Check out our Anti-cyberbullying week 4 segment: http://bit.ly/1LdIoqQ We are offering a online class to learn more at: http://bit.ly/1HpZ3cb. A discount is offered for a limited time only. The post... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    G&M Supplies

  • Hard water areas: what does my appliance need?

    Paul McGuirk
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:54 am
    Water containing large quantities of calcium and magnesium is known as “hard” water – and this type of water can be a problem for businesses operating within the catering and hospitality trades for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it causes scale to form on the insides of appliances as the calcium and magnesium become deposited within. Although harmless, this scale does not conduct heat particularly well and reduces the water flow through the unit due to excess buildup. Eventually, pipes can become clogged to the point where the unit is no longer functional. The second reason why…
  • Christmas sale offers from G&M Supplies: huge savings on catering equipment and more!

    Paul McGuirk
    7 Nov 2014 | 5:08 am
    It’s the most wonderful time of year… for stocking up on high quality catering equipment, bar supplies and more from G&M!Our Christmas Sale is now in full swing, so make sure your bar, hotel, cafe, restaurant or commercial kitchen is ready for the seasonal rush.SAVE! SAVE! SAVE! on HUNDREDS of products, including:Bottle Coolers Glashwashers Dishwashers Grills Induction Hobs Ice Makers Cash Registers Fryers Ovens & Ranges Microwaves Water Boilers Pizza Ovens Fridges & FreezersTO VIEW OUR CURRENT CHRISTMAS OFFERS SIMPLY CLICK HERE!On behalf of the team at G&M Supplies,…
  • 2015 F-Gas Regulations – What do operators need to know?

    Paul McGuirk
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:36 am
     The introduction of new F-Gas regulations which will impact the maintenance and use of commercial refrigeration equipment is just a handful of weeks away. These new rules are designed to encourage catering equipment manufacturers to reduce their usage of harmful gases, and will be phased in over a fifteen year period. The laws will also change how operators and maintenance companies undertake work on refrigeration equipment, with an emphasis on taking steps towards preventing F-gas leaks entirely, or to repair any leaks as soon as practicable. Regulations were initially…
  • Sterling Pro Bottle Coolers: catering equipment roundup

    Paul McGuirk
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
    A high quality, dependable bottle cooler is a must for any bar, restaurant, cafe or hotel. However, with so many different models and brands on the market it can often be something of a minefield when it comes to choosing suitable equipment. There are numerous things to consider before purchasing a bottle cooler – for example, will your chosen model match the aesthetic of your premises? Does your bar have enough space to accommodate it? Is the price within your budget? What do you intend to store in it? These are all questions worth asking before committing to a purchase. At…
  • Blizzard’s latest light duty catering equipment range.

    Paul McGuirk
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    It’s a fair comment to suggest that the sort of catering equipment your commercial premises should require will vary entirely dependent on what sort of business you do – for example, a busy cafe or tearoom is more likely to make use of a water boiler than a traditional pub, which might in turn make better use of a bottle cooler than a restaurant, and so on.Ultimately, there are always going to be items of catering equipment which some businesses, for whatever reasons, will seldom use. Despite this, it’s important to be able to offer as much variety in your food offer as possible.
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    Exit Coach Radio & Podcast

  • Darrell Moon - Controlling Health Care Costs

    exitcoach
    31 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Darrell Moon is the CEO of Orriant, a company focused on Corporate Wellness. Today, he will discuss health care costs and how your business can control them.  Questions Answered:  1) How much does the US spend on healthcare every year? 2) How much of that is due to poor health habits? 3) What are the “best practices” of engaging people in changing their behavior? Contact Info:  Website: www.orriant.comEmail: darrell@orriant.com Show others you care, share
  • Devon Blaine - Crisis Public Relations

    exitcoach
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:55 am
    Here’s a past highlight from one of our Guests. Find their full interview at www.ExitCoachRadio.com — just click “Audio Library” in the “LISTEN” section and enter their name to hear all of their past interviews! We add new content daily! Listen on iTunes: iTunes.ExitcoachRadio.com .
  • Brandon Miller - Building Your Strengths

    exitcoach
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Brandon Miler’s business is Gallup Certified Strengthsfinder Coaching. He focuses on building enduring strengths-based interdependent organizations through developing: strong people, strong partnerships, and strong teams. Questions Answered:  1) So can you tell us a little more about the strengthsfinder, and how it is used for creating the life and business that our listeners want? 2) Are there specific outcomes results that stem from focusing on strengths for people and businesses? 3) Who is using the strengthsfinder to focus on developing their people and how has it impacted their…
  • Bill Cohen - How to Steal an MBA

    exitcoach
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:55 am
    Here’s a past highlight from one of our Guests. Find their full interview at www.ExitCoachRadio.com — just click “Audio Library” in the “LISTEN” section and enter their name to hear all of their past interviews! We add new content daily! Listen on iTunes: iTunes.ExitcoachRadio.com .
  • Jason Lavin - Make Your Website Work for You

    exitcoach
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Jason Lavin is the CEO of GoldenComm. He also teaches a series called Master Your Webmaster, which focuses on Internet Marketing and making sure that your website is working hard for you.  Questions Answered:  1) How long have you been in business? 2) Where are you located? 3) You were the “Fast Track Speaker of the Year” for Vistage - why do you think you won that award? Contact Info:  Website: goldencomm.com Email: jlavin@goldencomm.com Help us help millions of business owners, share this interview
 
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    TecHHatch.com

  • Hello world!

    admin
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:48 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
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    Colin Burnett's Wealth Creation Blog

  • Using SEO To Achieve A Top Search Ranking

    colinburnett
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:37 am
    One of the top Internet marketing strategies that you can employ is search engine optimization. If you manage to achieve a high ranking, you will receive a ton of extra traffic that is targeted to your niche. This article contains helpful SEO advice that can help boost your search ranking. When setting up pages using SEO, it’s best to post multiple short pieces on topics that are similar than it is to post extremely long articles. Long pages get less highly than short ones. Coding is an important aspect to consider when you want to bring people to your website.For example, if most of…
  • Outsmart Your Competition: Learn About Search Engine Optimization Now

    colinburnett
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:02 am
    Search engine optimization represents a lot of people talking about. This article can serve as the foundation for your site. SEO is a great way to bring people to your website with little effort! This is very useful for the people who discover you through YouTube. When making URL names for each page, it’s important to know that spiders cannot read dynamic language or session ID names. This confuses search engines a great deal, especially if keywords are not incorporated. It’s best to have lots of short articles than a few long ones. Long pages are weighted less highly than short…
  • Proven Tips And Advice For SEO Success

    colinburnett
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:36 pm
    Read the great SEO tactics and enjoy a successful site. You need to stay patient when increasing the SEO for your SEO. You are not build up huge traffic overnight. It can take months or longer for new to this. Just as with an offline business, it will take time to build your name. Using a product feeds can help to reach new customers. Feeds can contain information about your business such as prices, descriptions and prices. Submit your blog posts to shopping comparison websites and to the major search engines. As you build an SEO page, try not to be fooled into thinking about advertising as a…
  • Why You Should Add SEO Services To Your Advertising Budget

    colinburnett
    29 Jul 2015 | 7:40 am
    Search optimization can help you bring more traffic your site into an income builder. SEO helps your website or blog come up near the higher listings of search engine results. Keep reading so you need to know. Coding is an important aspect to consider when you want to bring people to your website.For instance, if most of your site relies on JavaScript and is poorly coded, so that it can be indexed by search engine spiders. Keyword density is an important component in search engines. To avoid this from happening, at least 80 percent of your page content should not be keywords. Be certain that…
  • Take Your Time And Get Some SEO Tips Here!

    colinburnett
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Search engine optimization is an important for a business to be successful. This article has some information about SEO that you can create or modify your existing search engine optimization strategies. Use the tips below to increase your site dramatically. You must have patience when increasing the SEO to increase page rank. You are not see any huge changes or an influx in your traffic overnight. It can take months or longer for new to this. Just like any company, it will take time to build your name. This information is according to metrics like Quantcast scores.Discussion mediums such as…
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    Biz Epic

  • 25 Epic Quotes From Some of the World’s Happiest People

    Chad Stewart
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:40 pm
    25 truly epic motivational quotes submitted by people from all around the world. The post 25 Epic Quotes From Some of the World’s Happiest People appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • Tips for Expanding Your Business Using a Virtual Staff

    Ivan Widjaya
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:52 am
    Expanding a business requires extra people to get all t […] The post Tips for Expanding Your Business Using a Virtual Staff appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • New Study Shows us 6 College Experiences That Lead to Lifelong Success

    Chad Stewart
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    Ever wonder why some college grads find success throughout life and so many others do not? A recent gallop poll might hold the answers... The post New Study Shows us 6 College Experiences That Lead to Lifelong Success appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • 180 Central: Turning a Bad Day to Good

    Chad Stewart
    17 Jul 2015 | 10:24 am
    Much like a bad ex, a bad day has a way of following you around. Use the following 5 tips to uplift yourself so you can take on whatever challenge appears with a big smile on your face! The post 180 Central: Turning a Bad Day to Good appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • 4 Essential Productivity Extensions for Google Chrome

    Chad Stewart
    16 Jul 2015 | 1:22 pm
    The following 4 productivity extensions for Google Chrome are a must for anyone working in business. The post 4 Essential Productivity Extensions for Google Chrome appeared first on Biz Epic.
 
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • Monetization Deals: Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp

    Christy Gren
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:03 am
    Facebook is finally preparing itself to pull out some money from its messenger platform. The monetization of WhatsApp has proved to be a hard nut to crack for Facebook. As it was predicted earlier, Facebook is finally preparing itself to pull out some money from its messenger platform. This will set up a stage for Business over Messenger for Facebook. There are over 700 million people using Messenger to keep in touch with their communities, friends and family. This has wiped out the market of text messaging services. Ever since the social media giant decided to enter the communication service…
  • Canon’s new multi-purpose camera can see in near-total darkness

    Carrie Ann
    31 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    The ME20F-SH is expected to retail for a whopping $US 30,000. Taking full colour photos or shooting videos in low light can be very tricky and frustrating no matter how good the camera is. Adequate arrangements will have to be made for lighting to ensure that the video comes out just the way one likes it. However, Canon, the giant multinational corporation has unveiled a new camera that is capable of something entirely refreshing and could completely change how we take photos and videos in the dark. The new multi-purpose camera is called the ME20F-SH and what makes this camera so unique is…
  • Shell to cut 6,500 jobs as part of a cost cutting exercise to cope with lower oil prices

    Anna Domanska
    31 Jul 2015 | 1:29 am
    Petroleum company Royal Dutch Shell will cut 6,500 jobs and slash its capital spending this year as it seeks to cope with low oil prices which contributed to a 37% decline in the oil and gas group's second-quarter profits. The Dutch giant announced a steep decline in profits for the second quarter, which sharply fell by a third to $3.4 billion, down from $5.1bn last year. The company also said it was increasing asset disposals as it pushes ahead with its proposed $70 billion acquisition of BG Group, bringing total asset sales between 2014 and 2018 to $50 billion. Shell said it would cut down…
  • Yahoo Announces Its New Silent Video Messaging App ‘Livetext’

    Christy Gren
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:34 am
    Though late to the mobile game, Yahoo on Wednesday unveiled a new messaging service called Livetext at an event in New York City. The new cross-platform messaging service is essentially a silent video chat app overlaid with texts and is likely to take on the likes of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and LINE. While users of Yahoo Livetext can chat one-on-one while sending text messages, emoji and streaming video, there's no option to share links or other media, no group chat and no voice chat. Users will also not be able to record or archive conversations within the app. Yahoo senior vice…
  • Android Vulnerability Puts Millions of Phones at Risk

    Carrie Ann
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:27 am
    Researchers at the American security research firm Zimperium have uncovered a flaw in the world's most popular smartphone Android operating system that lets hackers take control with a text message leaving an estimated 950 million smartphone and tablet users vulnerable to attack. Joshua J. Drake, Zimperium zLabs vice president of platform research and exploitation said that he discovered the flaw, codenamed Stagefright. The vulnerability exists in one of the media libraries used by Android to display and read common file formats, such as PDFs. A hastily written code has resulted in a number…
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    SquarePlanet

  • Taste vs. Aesthetic: Foodie Culture & Presentation Design

    Maria Ranahan
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:31 am
    Like many people, my phone sometimes feels like a mere extension of my hand. Because of this, I live in a world of Pinterest boards and Instagram feeds, which source me daily with inspirational quotes, unwanted updates on my childhood friends, and a little bit of promotional bullshit. With the exception of a few season finale spoilers, I truly do love being a part of these online communities. Recently, I’ve started following a lot of food bloggers. Like, a lot. When I scroll through my Twitter feed, I see an endless stream of restaurant check in’s and pictures of ice cream cones. I see a…
  • Orange – Lesson 6: Presentation Resources

    Square Planet
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:00 am
    How do we keep our creative juices flowing like a raging river instead of a trickling stream? Where do we get the inspiration to craft engaging stories and messages for presentations? Why is the bottom drawer of Brian’s desk so dang messy? In this episode of Orange, we talk about great resources every great communicator can add to their presentation tool belt to help curate ideas, tell stories, and maximize opportunities. Check out our Resources page for more! Want to start from the beginning? Watch: Orange – Lesson 1: Communicating Beliefs in Business
  • The 10 Commandments of Presentation Design

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

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

    Square Planet
    4 Jun 2015 | 3:00 am
    Have you ever said things during a presentation like “If you could read this slide, what’d you find is…”? If the answer is yes, than this edition of Orange is just for you. Joining Brian is Kaylee Conrad, our Vice President and Chief Design Maven, to talk about best practices in creating simple, powerful and downright stunning visual elements for your next presentation. Ready for the next episode? Watch: Orange – Lesson 1: Communicating Beliefs in Business
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    Netscribes Blog

  • What can digital marketing do for businesses?

    Netscribes
    12 Jul 2015 | 11:10 pm
    Advancements in technology have changed almost every aspect of how we deal with the world around us. And this change has spilled over from our personal world to the professional world as well. Living in the information age, one no longer operates his business in the way it was done fifty years back. One of the biggest changes that have been brought about by technology is how businesses market their products or services. The introduction of high speed internet, combined with the know-how of creating media-rich interactive content has given rise to digital marketing. In fact, it would not be…
  • Aligning mobile strategies to maximize growth perspectives

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

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

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

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

  • How is the Answer

    Rick Adelman
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:10 am
    When it comes to transforming your organization, good intentions will only get you to the starting line. The “whys” and “whats” of change management are significant, of course, but turning theory into practice requires direction. Therein lies the critical difference between Vlatka Hlupic’s The Management Shift and other books that promise to retool and revitalize your culture. Hlupic, a professor at the University of Westminster and founder and CEO of London’s Drucker Society, provides the “hows,” so you can enhance performance and sustain success. Like many other business…
  • Happy to be of Service

    Rick Adelman
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:28 am
    “Look, kid,” the big boss says from behind a solid oak desk, smoke billowing from his pungent cigar as his triple chin spills over the Windsor knot in his tie. “I know ya’ got some talent. Come work for me. I’ll give you a nice salary and good benefits. Maybe someday you’ll have your own office.” The young man accepts the offer – with the tacit understanding that he’ll spend the next 20 years plowing forward with his head down, obeying orders without so much as a whimper. The employer-employee relationship was pretty simple in the old days – and undoubtedly still exists.
  • Overworked and overwhelmed? You’re not alone, says Scott Eblin.

    Hannah Litman
    16 Jul 2015 | 2:49 am
    Recently, we sat down with executive coach, Scott Eblin, to discuss leadership. This time, we turn to the concept of mindfulness, which Scott examines in his most recent book Overworked and Overwhelmed. The topic, which Arianna Huffington termed the “third metric” of success, is extremely timely. In our fight or flight culture, we are beginning to understand that accomplishment can no longer be measured simply by fortune and power. Instead, we must figure in the quality of our life – our health and happiness – as measures of our achievement. But in our 24/7 corporate culture, how can…
  • Creative Genius at Work

    Rick Adelman
    9 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    If you’ve delighted in Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles or any of Pixar’s other animated films, then you recognize the studio’s trademark creative genius. But you don’t win numerous Academy Awards and generate billions of dollars in ticket and video sales by happenstance. You need gifted employees, keen business acumen and, above all, an inspirational leader who understands and can execute your organization’s vision. Ed Catmull, co-founder and president of Pixar Animation Studios, is credited with revolutionizing the animated film industry and establishing Pixar as the gold…
  • A Giant Among Us

    Rick Adelman
    23 Jun 2015 | 2:30 am
    When it comes to industry dominance and profitability, everyone knows Google is a colossus. But the company is also a giant in the eyes of its workforce. In results from Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards, Google co-founder Larry Page was voted the best large company CEO. Glassdoor, the career website, bases its awards solely on anonymous input from employees. Google also was ranked No. 1 in two other categories – best places to work and compensation and benefits – and No. 3 in cultures and values. Glassdoor’s large company category includes organizations with more than…
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    Frank Diana's Blog

  • Future Thinking

    Frank Diana
    20 Jul 2015 | 7:36 am
    I’m struggling with the term disruption and its effectiveness in driving urgency. Most definitions describe a radical change in an industry or business strategy, and most involve the introduction of a new product or service that creates a new market. My struggle is not with this decades old view of disruption, but its application in […]
  • Expanding Disruptive Scenarios

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

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

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

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

  • Are you giving your readers e-somnia?

    Ann Wylie
    25 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Bedtime screen reading keeps folks up all nightHere’s one more obstacle to reaching readers online: Reading that email or blog post before bedtime can literally cause your readers to lose sleep.One more thing that’ll kill you The blue light from an electronic device may increase your readers’ risks for cancer and heart disease. Image by James Royal-LawsonAt least, that’s what researchers from Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital say.The researchers observed folks reading an e-book on an iPad for four hours before bedtime. Then they watched the…
  • Shatter the pyramid

    Ann Wylie
    18 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Another communicator takes on the featureToo many communicators married the inverted pyramid when they were 19, have made a lot of triangular babies and have remained monogamous for all these years. Problem is, the traditional news structure doesn’t work well with humans.If only all pyramids were this colorful Add color to your copy with a feature instead of a news structure. Image by *Psycho Delia*But Janelle Davis, for one, has started to flirt around with other structures. During my Catch Your Readers Master Class in April, the public relations strategist for the American Academy of…
  • How is editing like closet tidying?

    Ann Wylie
    11 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Audition your words to go in, not outWhen Lynn Wylie, aka Best Sister Ever, sent me an Unfancy blog post arguing that all you need to look great every day is a capsule wardrobe of 37 items per season, I scoffed.Come out of the closet When cutting clutter from copy, as well as from closets, change your focus from what goes out to what stays in. Image by Rubbermaid ProductsAfter all, Dear Reader, Aunt Ann is a maximalist. I love Jessica Harper’s quote in Pennies From Heaven: “It’s not the money; it’s the stuff!” My jewelry box is seven stories high. When someone…
  • Color bind

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

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

  • Debris 'very likely' part of MH370

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:31 am
    It is "very likely" debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is that of the missing flight MH370, a top Australian official tells the BBC.
  • New Labour virus claims 'ridiculous'

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:23 am
    Jack Straw says descriptions of New Labour as a virus are "ridiculous" and warns the party faces "oblivion" if it moves further to the left.
  • Indian teachers 'kidnapped in Libya'

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:22 am
    A group of four Indian teachers are kidnapped in Libya, but India's foreign ministry says it has secured the release of two of them.
  • US Good Samaritans killed by driver

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:22 am
    An 18-year-old man has been arrested after police say he shot and killed two people who stopped to help him along a road in a Montana Indian reservation.
  • Weightlifter jailed for VAT fraud

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:12 am
    A Welsh Commonwealth Games weightlifter who failed to pay more than £300,000 of VAT on his scrap and waste businesses is jailed.
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    ASEAN UP

  • Human Resources insights on talents in Malaysia

    ASEAN UP
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:34 pm
    Rising towards the high income country status, Malaysia offers an interesting environment for businesses, jobs seekers and recruiters. In this study, LinkedIn analyses the mindsets, goals and driving forces of the professionals of Malaysia, bringing insights on the Malaysian job market through comparisons with other countries. Malaysia talent trends 2014 – summary Introduction – page 2 … Continue reading Human Resources insights on talents in Malaysia → The post Human Resources insights on talents in Malaysia appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • 10 top bloggers from Indonesia

    ASEAN UP
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:41 pm
    The world’s fourth most populous country, Indonesia is also a global powerhouse for the use of Internet and social media. Such characteristics have spurred the emergence of a large number of blogs in all major themes: travel, food, tech, beauty and lifestyle, etc. Here is a selection of ten good blogs with contents in English. Top blogs … Continue reading 10 top bloggers from Indonesia → The post 10 top bloggers from Indonesia appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • Human Resources insights on talents in Singapore

    ASEAN UP
    16 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Singapore is famous for being a great place for business with high salaries and good work conditions. Aspirations, goals and mindsets of professionals in Singapore are however not always as familiar. This study by LinkedIn dives deeper in the psychology of work in Singapore with interesting insights for HR professionals. Singapore talent trends 2014 – summary Introduction – … Continue reading Human Resources insights on talents in Singapore → The post Human Resources insights on talents in Singapore appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • Social entrepreneurship in the Philippines

    ASEAN UP
    13 Jul 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Social entrepreneurship is a way of creating business that emphasizes a greater care for the people and natural resources employed. Producing organic cosmetics and benefiting to the welfare of its workers, this Philippine company also found a way to build a profitable and fast-growing business. Natural and affordable cosmetics from the Philippines Through the use of natural … Continue reading Social entrepreneurship in the Philippines → The post Social entrepreneurship in the Philippines appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • Overview of Big Data in Malaysia

    ASEAN UP
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:26 am
    With the development of technologies and the collection of more and more data on consumers, processes or markets, using this Big Data attracts the interests of an ever growing number of businesses in Malaysia. Yet a lot remains to be done to properly define the goals and processes, to hire or train the right people. Big Data in Malaysia: … Continue reading Overview of Big Data in Malaysia → The post Overview of Big Data in Malaysia appeared first on ASEAN UP.
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    CharlesMoney.com

  • Use Social Media Wisely, and it will Pay Off

    Charlie Mundi
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:11 pm
    When I first got hooked on Social Media, a long time ago, I thought I had stepped in a gold mine. But it didn’t take me long to realize that the gold was not there for me. Don’t misunderstand me. Continue reading The post Use Social Media Wisely, and it will Pay Off appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • Finally there’s a way to make money without spending money

    Charlie Mundi
    19 Jul 2015 | 10:11 pm
    Discover A Proven System That Finally Shows You How to Make Money Online Without Spending A Dime Out of Your Own Pocket Guaranteed! See more details The post Finally there’s a way to make money without spending money appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • How to avoid being broke

    Charlie Mundi
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:14 pm
    That’s why we’re here, to help you with your money problems. There are many ways to make money. Most of them are very easy to do. All you have to do is come up with that one good idea, and you’re Continue reading The post How to avoid being broke appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • New method of getting website traffic – Has helped thousands

    Charlie Mundi
    9 Jul 2015 | 12:32 am
    Suppose I told you that you could ask every person in the world to visit your website. Just think about the number of visitors you’d get. Also, think about the conversions and sales that you will generate. What makes our Continue reading The post New method of getting website traffic – Has helped thousands appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • 3-Step Guide to gaining Financial Independence

    Charlie Mundi
    6 Jul 2015 | 1:17 am
    I’ve made some mistakes along my path towards becoming financially independent. More importantly, I’ve learned from them. The mistakes I’ve made are very simple mistakes. However, if made on a regular basis, they will destroy your business. They’ll also destroy Continue reading The post 3-Step Guide to gaining Financial Independence appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
 
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    FastUpFront Small Business Blog

  • Who Are Today’s Remote Workers?

    Gary Barzel
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:52 am
    When you hear the words “remote worker,” what images come to mind? Perhaps you picture a tech-savvy twenty-something sitting in a cafe and tapping away on his tablet. Maybe you think of a mother in her thirties trying to balance the demands of career and family, by working from her home office. Or, you imagine … Continue reading Who Are Today’s Remote Workers?
  • Reimbursing Employees for Healthcare? You Could Be Fined!

    Gary Barzel
    20 Jul 2015 | 9:01 am
    Recently, a rather obscure and not so well known IRS rule went into effect out that could have devastating consequences for many small business owners. The new legislation is directed at employers who are helping their employees offset the cost of health insurance with so called health insurance reimbursement accounts or HRAs. For many employers, reimbursing … Continue reading Reimbursing Employees for Healthcare? You Could Be Fined!
  • What is Three-Pronged Pricing?

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

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

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

  • The 3 Ingredients for Outstanding SEO

    Kevin Sandlin
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Since Google took over ownership of the search functionality on the internet, the term “SEO” (search engine optimization) has been top of mind for any serious website owner. If you cannot be found easily when someone searches for your product or service on Google, you have a far smaller chance of success in internet sales and marketing. And, while it’s very true that there are some seriously technical aspects to achieving proper and excellent SEO, there is a simpler recipe for achieving the crown jewel of being above the fold on the first page of the Google SERP (search engine results…
  • How To Transform Big Data into Awesome Products

    Ashrit Kamireddi
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    From my past experiences at both large tech companies and small startups, there is a tendency to assign data projects to rock star developers and let them run with it. The results are often interesting from a data science standpoint, but nonfunctional from a product standpoint. The problem with this approach is twofold. First, how the developers approach the data and how the data integrates into the product are fundamentally different. Second, datasets in the real world are messy—inaccurate, imprecise, and unstructured—and this can render them unusable in their initial format. Instead, at…
  • Should You Learn How To Code?

    Kevin Sandlin
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    With more than 100,000 available positions for web and mobile developers in the U.S. in the past year alone, asking “should I learn how to code?” is a common question among today’s job seekers. Whether you’re looking to level up in your current role, or change careers altogether, coding can be a powerful tool in helping you land your dream job or build products that you never thought possible. Learning to code takes time and dedication—here are four questions to ask yourself to see if you’re ready to get started.  1. Are you motivated to learn code? Are you…
  • How to Say “No” to Your CEO’s Random Product Ideas

    Brian de Haaff
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Here is how it happens. You see the CEO in the hallway and he stops you. He then says, “I was thinking about this the other day—I have a great new idea for a feature.” You nod politely and walk back to your desk—feeling sick to your stomach along the way. You know the truth. The reality is that you will never prioritize the CEO’s great new idea. Even though he could have you fired with a few words. As the lead product manager, you deal with more than just the CEO. You hear about the “great new idea” on a daily basis from every team (engineering, marketing, etc.). Each person…
  • How One Entrepreneur Is Investing in The Next Generation of Superheroes

    Emily Pope
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:09 am
    Growing up, Paige Edmiston was surrounded by an innovative and dedicated family who helped her appreciate the importance of creativity and entrepreneurship. As an adult, she has found her passion in helping young people achieve their dreams.With help from GA’s Digital Marketing course, Paige has found a community of like-minded entrepreneurs who have helped her support and grow her startup, The Sidekick Collective, which seeks to identify and invest in the superheroes of tomorrow. What were you doing before you came to GA? Before starting at GA in Digital Marketing, I was working in…
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    Working Capital Review

  • “Everyone Has a Plan Until They Get Punched in the Face”

    Anthony Feldman
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:07 am
    Bill Gross, founder of Idealab, “used to think the idea was everything.” After all, that’s why he named his company the way he did. But as he watched hundreds of start-ups both succeed and fail, he began to wonder whether the idea really was enough to guarantee success. In response, he set out to determine what makes start-ups succeed by looking at five key factors – the idea, the team, the business model, the funding and timing – across 100 Idealab companies and 100 non-Idealab companies, some of which failed and some of which were wildly successful. The findings were quite…
  • Can Big Companies Innovate Like Startups?

    Taegan Goddard
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Harvard Business Review notes that almost every big company claims that innovation is in its DNA, yet few are truly innovative. “After all, start-up employees have a totally different psychology and motivation than those in established firms. Joining (or founding) a start-up is an act of faith — the conviction that an idea eventually can become a sustained commercial success. To translate that belief into reality, start-up participants pitch in wherever it’s needed, put in long hours, and forego financial security. In effect, they are rolling the dice in the hope of hitting the…
  • The 3 Secrets of Great Leadership

    Taegan Goddard
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    After analyzing data from more than 15,000 interviews with CEOs and other business leaders, Geoff Smart, Randy Street and Alan Foster describe what they learned in their book, Power Score: Your Formula for Leadership Success. Foster and Street spoke with Knowledge@Wharton. Key takeaway: “What we have found is there are, in fact, three factors that drive success and leadership. Physicists have been looking to figure out a Grand Unified Theory that describes how the universe works. We figured if they can describe the universe, surely we can describe leadership. In fact, we have three…
  • 3 Ways Your Company Can Learn and Unlearn

    Taegan Goddard
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    Martin Reeves of the Boston Consulting Group writes that today’s business environments “are more diverse and dynamic than ever before. Even historically stable industries (energy and consumer banking, for example) face increased levels of change. Companies must therefore strike the right balance between exploration, the discovery of new products, strategies and models, and exploitation, capturing profits from existing ones. They must balance learning new ways of thinking and acting with forgetting old ones. They must tune their learning mechanisms to the business…
  • Private Equity Still Not Following Best Practices

    PERACS
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    In their study, What Do Private Equity Firms Say They Do?, academics Paul Gompers, Steven N. Kaplan and Vladimir Mukharlyamov provide insight into private equity fund managers’ approach to determining capital structure, valuing transactions, sourcing deals, governance and operational engineering. The study surveys 79 private equity general partners (with a total of $750 billion of private equity assets under management) and ultimately concludes that few private equity investors rely on cash flow or net present value to calculate performance, and instead rely on internal rates of return and…
 
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    Small Business Tips

  • How to Keep Your Small Business Alive Part 1

    Gstargell
    25 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    How to Keep Your Small Business Alive: Having a Great Product Is Just Not Enough There is a statistic that states that 9 out every 10 businesses fail within the first 5 years of existence where 9 out of 10 of those fail within the first year. In this series we will address something to give you a better opportunity to sustain past the five years and beyond. Having a superb product, soaring sales and stupendous customer service are undoubtedly some of the things which go into making a successful business. But all of this is irrelevant if you suffer a financial crisis. Without a sound stable…
  • The Sure-Fire Ways to Keep Your Customers Happy

    Gstargell
    18 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Sure-Fire Ways to Keep Your Customers Happy: How Much Value Do You Place On Your Customers? Let’s face it…without customers you have no sales…no profit…no business.  Yeah, they’re the key players in the marketing game. In other words, wise marketers keep their finger on the pulse of their clientele. The know what makes them tick and how to keep them coming back time and time again.   The Sure-Fire Ways to Keep Your Customers Happy: Four Ways To Keep Your Customers Happy And Loyal   Here are a four ways you can keep your customer’s happy and…
  • Ways To Fund Your New Business Venture Part 2

    Gstargell
    11 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Ways To Fund Your New Business Venture: The Other Ways To Fund It If you have read Part 1, you are probably aware of three methods to fund your business venture. For those of you that have not, you can click here to check part of ways to fund your new business venture. Ways To Fund Your New Business Venture: Let Us Continue   Ways To Fund Your New Business Venture Way# 4: Mortgage The Farm Bank loans are next to impossible to get if you don’t have collateral and a track record of business success, which is why many entrepreneurs use the equity in their homes to finance their business…
  • Ways To Fund Your New Business Venture Part 1

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

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

  • Trump’s Political Push Exposes Bad-For-Business Behavior

    Greg Collier
    15 Jul 2015 | 9:02 am
    As a business owner, I understand that my customers and business relationships are key to the long-term success of my company and I want to do everything I can to maintain and expand those relationships. At the same time, I also need to be able to maintain my voice and speak up about issues that matter to me, both professionally and personally. That’s one of the best things about having this blog. Still, there’s a fine line that must be walked when a business owner starts sounding off on the controversial topics of the day – and. boy, are there plenty to choose from these days. The…
  • Today’s state of sports: Kids could teach the pros a thing or two

    Greg Collier
    4 Jun 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Over a recent weekend, I spoke with a friend who had spent the past couple of months coaching a little league team of 8-year-old boys. The kids had a good season, he said, emphasizing that “good” didn’t necessarily mean “winning.” Sure, they won their share of games, he said. But they lost a couple of heartbreakers, too. Still, he said, all of the kids had a good season. Some really improved their skills. Others picked up some confidence in their abilities. And at the end-of-the-season party, the kids talked about great catches and good hits instead of victories or losses. For these…
  • 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…
 
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    Business & Personal Growth Tips

  • GE 103: How Adam Fleischman Built Umami Burger & 800 Degrees Pizza Into Thriving Restaurants That Generate $70M A Year

    Eric
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Hi everyone, today we’re talking with Adam Fleischman, a self-taught food innovator and entrepreneur who’s founded Umami Burger and 800 Degress Pizza, both of which I really love. (He also made Fast Company’s Top 100 list for creative people in business.) Today we’ll talk about the struggles Adam faced with growing his restaurant business to $70 million per year, and how he uses physics to make better business decisions. Background -> Passion -> Business Adam started out his career by studying liberal arts, and then by came to LA to work in different jobs to try…
  • GE 102: How Ankur Nagpal Made 7 Figures Selling Facebook Quizzes & Grew Online Education Platform Fedora from 3 to 12,000 Teachers Quickly

    Eric
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Hi everyone, today we’re taking to Ankur Nagpal, founder of Fedora. Fedora’s an online tool that lets you create beautiful classes and schools, put them on your website or any url, and takes care of the file hosting for you. But before Fedora, he started a million dollar business in college just from creating Facebook quizzes. What Do You Do When You’re 18 Without a Fake ID? Start a Business. After Ankur moved to the US for college, he found himself with a lot of extra time on his hands the summer after his Freshman year… he didn’t know many people…
  • GE 101: LessAccounting Owner Allan Branch on the Bookkeeping Mistakes Most Startups Make

    Eric
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Hi everyone, today we’re talking to Allan Branch, Owner of LessAccounting. Allan’s got an interesting background in marketing and design that led to freelance designing and web consulting that eventually evolved into an accounting software that’s remained strong over the years despite it’s slow initial growth. What LessAccounting Is LessAccounting is a SaaS product for business owners that hate accounting… which is almost every business owner. It’s not like QuickBooks, in that it’s got an easy-to-use interface, and it’s meant for businesses who…
  • The Numbers Behind Entrepreneurial Growth Worldwide [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Eric
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:00 am
    Despite the fact that the U.S. economy has been growing steadily since 2009 (as measured by gross domestic product adjusted for inflation), some studies suggest that 59% of entrepreneurs believe that it is harder to open and run a business in today’s economy than five years ago. But are these “Debbie Downer” predictions accurate? Does the economy, the challenge of finding new customers, and pressure from direct competitors actually make business-building harder today than during the country’s Great Recession? If you take…
  • GE 100: Derek Halpern Drops Knowledge On How He Built A 300,000 Subscriber E-mail List

    Eric
    20 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Hi everyone, today I’m talking to Derek Halpern of Social Triggers, a popular online marketing blog. In today’s interview, we talk about how Derek went from being a celebrity gossip columnist to a corporate employee in a Fortune 100 company, to striking it out on his own again as an entrepreneur and the content strategy he used to grow Social Triggers from nothing to 70,000 subscribers in just 16 months. (Today his website claims 300,000.) An Online Ad Sparks College Entrepreneurship When Derek was in college, he was a fan of a website of a guy around the…
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    Business Banter

  • Sorry, but you Must Believe Yourself

    Shameer Shah
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:47 am
    Sorry, I’ve been away. I had to go believe myself. The summer brings about so many thoughts in my mind, it’s crazy. It’s the sunshine, it’s when everything is bright and everyone is smiling and feeling upbeat. That’s when I start to think and sometimes I sink. I will let you know that this is only a […] The post Sorry, but you Must Believe Yourself appeared first on Business Banter.
  • 10 Top Direct Mail Marketing Tips From An Expert

    Neil Giller
    22 May 2015 | 5:29 am
    It never amazes me to see really good business people who are great at what they do think they can “do” marketing, and in particular direct mail – it’s a mine field. I’m a true believer that if you’re good at something then you should stick to it, but if you’re not, why not give it […] The post 10 Top Direct Mail Marketing Tips From An Expert appeared first on Business Banter.
  • Breaking Down the 5 Hardest Interview Questions

    Sam Frymer
    8 May 2015 | 4:23 am
    It’s the big day. Instead of a wedding, it’s the final interview with that dream company you’ve been engaged with for the past 3 weeks. You’ve done your research homework, have immaculate attire, a beaming smile and firm handshake. You’re ready to go…or are you, knowing that you have the hardest interview questions ready to […] The post Breaking Down the 5 Hardest Interview Questions appeared first on Business Banter.
  • How to Recharge Yourself after Receiving a Lot of Discouragement

    Shameer Shah
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:50 am
    Life is full of surprises, and ups and downs. Sometimes you try so hard to be good at something, to get the job of your dreams or to make something out of your life. It all takes time and effort and you need to recharge yourself accordingly. When you try to do something different, you […] The post How to Recharge Yourself after Receiving a Lot of Discouragement appeared first on Business Banter.
  • Social Media Management: 7 Reasons Why Social Is Not Working For You

    Shameer Shah
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:36 am
    Social media is a vital marketing asset for a business of any size. Whether you are a start-up, an SME (small or medium enterprise) or an established business, Social Media has a role to play in the success of your business activities.     If you have been “dabbling” in social media and nothing seems […] The post Social Media Management: 7 Reasons Why Social Is Not Working For You appeared first on Business Banter.
 
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    The Lab

  • NFC Technology and Interactive Kiosks

    Olea Kiosks
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:23 am
    Over the last 20 years, the mobile phone has evolved from a simple portable device used to make calls to the newest smartphones which are miniature handheld computers with more computing power than all of NASA’s computers that were used in the Apollo moon missions combined! One of the latest technologies to hit mobile devices […] The post NFC Technology and Interactive Kiosks appeared first on The Lab.
  • How Self-Service Kiosks Are Improving the Consumer Experience

    Olea Kiosks
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:16 am
    Self-service purchasing is changing the way we shop. 85% of Americans have used a self-service kiosk and that number is even higher for younger age groups. Consumers love the convenience and efficiency, and businesses love the ROI and faster queue turns. Self-service kiosks are a win-win. Self-Service Technologies Improve the Bottom Line According to some […] The post How Self-Service Kiosks Are Improving the Consumer Experience appeared first on The Lab.
  • The Demand for Retail Self-Service Kiosks Is on the Rise!

    Olea Kiosks
    21 Jun 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Interactive kiosks and digital customer service solutions can no longer be viewed as secondary supplemental aspects to a retail customer service strategy. In many instances, retail customers now prefer to use either a retail self-service kiosk or their own devices rather than a human customer service consultant. Where do Retail Customers Go for In-store Help? […] The post The Demand for Retail Self-Service Kiosks Is on the Rise! appeared first on The Lab.
  • “Omnichannel” Retail: Self-Service Kiosks Create an Integrated Shopping Experience

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

  • Jean-Marie Paquet: My Experience as a Resilience Professional

    DRI International
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:19 am
    Jean-Marie Paquet is a Certified Business Continuity Professional and the representative of DRI in Luxembourg.  For more information on becoming involved with DRI in Luxembourg, please visit his consulting firm, Net-Consilium. He shares his experience in resilience as well as his insights into the industry as a whole. How did you become involved in resilience and its related industries (business continuity, disaster recovery, emergency management, etc.)?  I became involved sort of by chance.  During a visit on site in the late 90s, the hosting company started a BC exercise for operations…
  • DRI International Convenes Global Think Tank on Future of Resilience, Seeks to Unite Profession

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

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

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

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

  • National Continuity Plan vs Total Business Resilience: In whose court is the ball?

    DRI International
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:58 am
    Adewale Akinwale Winning in a game of Tennis revolves around a player’s ability to hit the ball back at the opposing player with as much dexterity as possible. Getting the ball back across the net ensures that the bulk does not end in your half of the court, in which case you would have lost a point. The flurry of warnings and notices of closure/service outages from core service providers to Nigerian customers in the last week of May 2015 was rather suggestive of a weakened tennis player who could do no more than swing his racket and hit the ball in the direction of the hapless spectators…
  • Networking with DRI Istanbul

    DRI International
    20 May 2015 | 7:43 am
    Exchange by DRI Istanbul has held its first event this Spring in Istanbul.  The event was an impressive start for Exchange, with about 40 attendees from 18 companies. The day began with a discussion of the Professional Practices followed by a workshop and several working groups.  It concluded with an Executive Panel and a brief presentation on governance. Photos of the event can be seen below.  For more information on business continuity in Turkey, please contact DRI Istanbul.
  • Important Resource for BCM in Turkey

    DRI International
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:23 am
    The DRI Ten Professional Practices for Business Continuity Professionals are now available in Turkish.  The Professional Practices are a body of knowledge designed to assist the entity in the development and implementation of a Business Continuity Management program.  Use of the Professional Practice framework can increase the likelihood that no significant gaps will be present in your program as well as increase the likelihood that the various parts of the program will work cohesively in an actual disruptive event.  This important resource will help DRI Istanbul serve Turkish-speaking…
  • BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT & DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (DRR)

    DRI International
    21 Apr 2015 | 6:39 am
    Philip Keshiro,DRI Nigeria The Sendai Framework for DRR 2015 is a great improvement to the Hygo Framework for Action 2005 – 2015: Building Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters. Having gone through the Hygo Framework, I summarized it with a statement ‘Developing countries help your citizens’. It was generally not ‘punchy’ and clear BECAUSE any time I get in contact with those implementing DRR, the question is “what has Business Continuity got to do with DRR? ”. Hence, the understanding was flawed (my opinion), implementation was without a clear direction, and…
  • 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.
 
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    Common Sense Development

  • Leadership | A misunderstood word

    Mark Zarr
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:40 pm
    I saw a job posting today titled “Team Leader.” It is not an unusual title for entry level management jobs, such as the one being advertised, but it struck me as sad that such a powerful and important word could be used so nonchalantly. The post Leadership | A misunderstood word appeared first on Common Sense Development.
  • Advertising on a Small Business Budget

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

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

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

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

  • Fashion Business Owner Musings: Routines Are Not Just for Boring People

    Nicole Giordano
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:44 am
    Last year if you told me I had a routine, I would have rolled my eyes, chuckled, and thought “Not this free spirit.” I’m way too adventurous and spontaneous to follow a routine. I would have been wrong. My last nine months of travel proved me wrong. I was hopping from country to country , exploring and enjoying. Every morning was something new; a new city, a new apartment, a new kind of breakfast, new noises, new views, new everything. A while, in theory, that was such an exciting concept, I quickly realized that it was not quite as exciting for the health of my business.
  • One Thing You Can Do To Save Time on Your Fashion Marketing Efforts

    Pam Sahota
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
      Being a marketer for your fashion brand, there is little time to waste. You are constantly thinking about the next thing on your to-do list. Content, posting, testing, measuring, and testing again…the process is really never ending. But where do you find the time to learn and keep up with what’s “new” in marketing? If you wait to find it, you’ll be waiting for a long time. You have to make the time. This doesn’t mean spending hours reading through blog posts and getting sucked into the abyss of technology, social media, and the latest app.
  • Are you Building a Fashion Business or a Fashion Hobby?

    Contributor
    27 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    Have you ever asked yourself whether you are working towards building a hobby or a business? You may say “business” immediately, but take a minute to really think about this question. Are you a hobby enthusiast or a business owner? As designers, this is something that so many of us struggle with. While we want to create designs that allow us to express ourselves, and designs that we are inspired by, it doesn’t always mean that there is a customer out there ready to buy our designs. It’s really important to gain clarity into why you are doing what you are doing. For example,…
  • Fashion Archives: A Look at the History of the Cloche Hat

    Jessica Bucci
    25 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    While the wearing of hats is mostly reserved for cold weather or a royal wedding nowadays, there was once a time when a woman wouldn’t dare leave the house without one. Hats have a long, elaborate sartorial history, especially when it comes to women’s fashion. One hat style in particular from the “heyday” of hat-wearing is even still occasionally worn today- the cloche. So how did this distinctive hat come about? While it is a defining fashion icon of the 1920’s, this stretch of time is only the height of its popularity. It’s history stretches back to the turn of the century when…
  • Fashion Business Owner Musings: We All Crave Encouragement, There’s No Shame

    Nicole Giordano
    24 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    The other day a fellow fashion business person, who also happens to work towards helping independent designers succeed, asked me, What’s with all the rah-rah? It was in response to my love letter to independent designers. She wanted to know why I had built StartUp FASHION around the concept of encouragement? In a nutshell, she claimed that what designers need is information and education. Of course you do. All business owners need info and education. But encouragement is just as, if not more, important.Click To Tweet Let’s be real. Google has made access to information the…
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    Center for Business Modeling

  • Making Your Business Model More “Customer-Obsessed” in the Digital World

    Patty Tomsky
    16 Jul 2015 | 1:22 pm
    When your business model includes technology (and let’s face it, everybody’s does right now, at least when it comes to reaching customers) you need the right kind of people on board to uncover your next competitive move. You need the combined strength of product development visionaries; marketing gurus; and business analysts comfortable with the reams of big data that digital business models generate. So let’s say you have the right kind of team in place. What else are you doing right? Your partners and processes are iterative and agile—you can move on a dime to tweak your sales and…
  • Can You Really Use Marketing to Shrink the B2B Sales Cycle?

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

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

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

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

  • IT Administrator

    Emma Hanley
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    Who we are: Named a 2015 Great Place To Work, you will have the opportunity to contribute to our culture and join a company that’s on the move. One of the fastest growing technology companies in Ireland, we are the leading vendor of sophisticated communication software designed specifically for the needs of internal communicators within large enterprises. Newsweaver is trusted by over 400 blue-chip and FTSE 100 organizations throughout the world, helping many leading institutions inform, engage and inspire their employees. Customers include Aon, Barclays, Comcast, Shell, Vodafone and…
  • System Administrator

    Emma Hanley
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:06 am
    Who we are: Named a 2015 Great Place To Work, you will have the opportunity to contribute to our culture and join a company that’s on the move. One of the fastest growing technology companies in Ireland, we are the leading vendor of sophisticated communication software designed specifically for the needs of internal communicators within large enterprises. Newsweaver is trusted by over 400 blue-chip and FTSE 100 organizations throughout the world, helping many leading institutions inform, engage and inspire their employees. Customers include Aon, Barclays, Comcast, Shell, Vodafone and…
  • QA Engineer

    Emma Hanley
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:48 am
    Who we are: Named a 2015 Great Place To Work, you will have the opportunity to contribute to our culture and join a company that’s on the move. One of the fastest growing technology companies in Ireland, we are the leading vendor of sophisticated communication software designed specifically for the needs of internal communicators within large enterprises. Newsweaver is trusted by over 400 blue-chip and FTSE 100 organizations throughout the world, helping many leading institutions inform, engage and inspire their employees. Customers include Aon, Barclays, Comcast, Shell, Vodafone and…
  • How to nurture a communications culture

    Claire O' Brien
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:10 am
    The best tools are important but so is your leadership and management style. Internal Connect works best when it’s deployed as part of a coherent communications strategy, steered by top management and followed through by key stakeholders. Unless the hierarchy of an organization is wholeheartedly behind the agenda, it will make it difficult for goals to be achieved. So how well poised is your organization to affect change through internal communications? If you fall on the right side of these seven requirements then you will be in good shape to nurture your communications culture:…
  • How to Turn Boring Corporate Content into Engaging Employee Communication

    Emma Hanley
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:39 am
    Let’s face it: It’s getting harder and harder to capture our audiences’ attention with our communication efforts. Limited attention spans, increased workloads, more and more competition – these things are making it almost impossible for our key messages to get through. In this webinar, leading communication expert Steve Crescenzo drew from real-life examples to show you “How to Turn Boring Corporate Content into Engaging Employee Communication”. Steve shows you how to: Give your corporate content personality and voice – without scaring the people who have to…
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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
  • SEC Obtains Officer-Director and Penny Stock Bar Against Michael Cohen

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Going Public LawyerOn March 6, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced that the United States District Court of New Jersey entered a judgment against Michael M. Cohen. Cohn received a lifetime officer-director bar, lifetime penny stock bar and an injunction prohibiting him from violating certain provisions of the federal securities laws. The District Court’s judgment, which was entered by... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • SEC Issues Trading Suspension of Triumph Ventures – TRVX

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    10 Apr 2015 | 3:05 pm
    Going Public LawyerOn April 10, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced the trading suspension, pursuant to Section 12(k) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”), of trading in the securities of Triumph Ventures Corp. (“Triumph Ventures”) of Jerusalem, Israel, at 9:30 a.m. EDT on April 10, 2015 and terminating at 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 23, 2015.... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • SEC Approves FINRA rule allowing transaction based compensation to unregistered persons

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Going Public LawyerThe Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) recently approved Rule 2040 proposed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) which applies to the payment of transaction based compensation to unregistered persons by member firms.  Rule 2040 will allow member firms to pay fees, concessions, discounts, commissions or other allowances to unregistered persons if the member firm determines the unregistered person’s activities do... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • SEC Issues Trading Suspension of eCareer Common Shares

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:10 am
    Going Public LawyerOn April 8, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) announced the temporary trading suspension of eCareer Holdings, Inc. of Boca Raton Florida. The trading suspension was issued pursuant to Section 12(k) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”). The trading suspension will terminate at 11:59 p.m. EDT on April 21, 2015. The trading suspension in... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
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    Atlanta Business Radio

  • Cobb County Edition: Kristie Hurd of Multifunding, LLC

    lenisewilliams
    24 Jul 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Kristie Hurd/  Director of Small Business Lending Multifunding, LLC My expertise in different aspects of  Lending and Merchant Services has been aquired over a decade. And in my earlier life, l owned and operated a commercial art business. Entrepreneurship is in my blood! My passion is to assist small business owners with expert consultation, guidance and service. My portfolio includes businesses of all kinds including restaurants, hotels, transportation  businesses.  retail, repair shops and manufacturers. As a Director of Small Business Lending for MULTIFUNDING  LLC, I share a…
  • Cobb County Edition: Mark Wallace Maguire and Ronnika Ann

    lenisewilliams
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:32 pm
      Mark Wallace Maguire/ Cobb Life Magazine Mark Wallace Maguire is an award-winning columnist, writer and editor who serves as director of Cobb Life, Cobb Business Journal and Cherokee Life. Maguire has won more than a dozen awards for his work, including several first place awards, from organizations such as the Society of Professional Journalists, Georgia Associated Press and Georgia Sportswriters Association Maguire volunteers with many organizations including The Joseph Sams School, Upward Sports, KSU College of the Arts Flourish Awards and Berry College Alumni Association. A…
  • Cobb County Edition: John Silvey , Zaxby’s Chicken

    lenisewilliams
    17 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
      John Silvey/ Zaxby’s John Silvey has been married for 11 years and has two step children and two adopted children. He is the managing partner of two Zaxby’s franchises in Marietta, located at 2080 Lower Roswell Road and 591 S. Marietta Pkwy. Zaxby’s has been in business for 25 years. John has franchised for 10 years. John’s franchises are heavily involved in the community. John has received many awards and certificates over the years for his commitment to the community. His dedication to his family and community are the most important things in his life. John…
  • Cobb County Edition: Postfilm Design Company

    lenisewilliams
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    Elizabeth Atkins & Jared Hague/ Postfilm Design Co Postfilm is a boutique full service digital and branding studio based in Atlanta, GA, and serves clients worldwide. We work exclusively with businesses that have a strong desire to engage their customers in innovative and meaningful ways. Our main focus is to help businesses express their value through strong brand messaging, brand visual design, and digital experiences that reach, excite, and engage audiences. Our range of brand and digital services touches everything from full business brand development to individual product launches.
  • Marietta Business Association Edition: REACH GA Scholarship

    lenisewilliams
    10 Jul 2015 | 2:08 pm
    REACH GA Scholarship Program (part of Complete College Georgia Initiative) is a needs-based mentorship and scholarship program designed to encourage and support students, starting in middle school, and position themselves for success in college. Students are provided with the academic, social, and financial support needed to graduate from high school, access college, achieve post-secondary success, and be prepared for the 21st Century workforce. David McDonough, President Modern Image Atlanta, Education Chair, Marietta Business Association Helping organize Silent Auction and other…
 
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  • UPVC Door and Window repairs Glasgow

    29 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
  • Repairing a UPVC Door the right way!

    14 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    The job was to repair the mechanism. It was an old Yale, obsolete.  First of all I wasn't going to strip it out and give the home owner a 4 roller mechanism because that's a downgrade in security. So I measured it up and hit the trade sites looking for a mech that would be better or do the same job as this one. Mechanism shown left has no latch and the top deadbolt was intermitent.     The new mech ans a 3 deadbolt Lockmaster. The deadbolts were longer. As you can see the mech needed to be fit to the door. So mortising was required.       As you can see the mech…
  • Window repair Glasgow

    13 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Window Repair Called to a clients house the window was not closing properly, very stiff and the handle was broken. Removed the window swapped out the hinges and replace the handle to an upgraded keyed version.We replaced the window lubricated the inges and hey presto job done.  Time to completion 45 mins.  For more information please don't hesitate to visit our website A.L.S. Locksmiths Glasgow and ask for Steve.
  • Lock replacement minus the cowboys

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

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

    Mike Johnson
    23 Jul 2015 | 11:14 am
    Video Marketing is all the rage and it seems like a new video product comes out every other day.  There is so much noise out there it is hard to figure out which way to go and how to really use video in your marketing, especially if you don’t like to make videos yourself or […] The post How to Rank and Profit from Any Video You Promote appeared first on Get Started.
  • Branding and Authority: The Keys to Online Business Success

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

    Jadtecnic
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:42 am
    Spin Master IPO launches in Canada Option Trading Partners  IPO News   –  The toymaker sector has another publicly traded stock in its group after Spin Master debuted today in Canada. The company raised C$220M ($169.0M) through an IPO without the owners giving up much control due to the dual class of shares. Spin Master is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TOY. Shares are up 1.4% from where they priced. Toy watch: Jakks Pacific (JAKK +1.4%) and Hasbro (HAS -1.1%) have generated large share price gains this year, while Mattel (MAT +1.7%) has lagged. All three…
  • SoulCycle charts path for IPO

    Jadtecnic
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:30 am
    SoulCycle charts path for IPO Option Trading Partners  IPO News   –  SoulCycle files for an IPO on the NYSE. The trendy exercise chain reported revenue of $111.95M and net income of $25.33M last year. 23 of the company’s 38 indoor cycling studios are in New York City or the broader NYC metro area. The offering price and amount of shares SoulCycle will list are undetermined at the moment. $100M is posted as the maximum aggregate amount. SoulCycle acknowledged in the filing that it’s benefited from celebrities riding in its studios (see InStyle’s list). The S-1 lists…
  • Police request assistance with Assault Causing Bodily Harm investigation, Security camera video of suspect released

    Jadtecnic
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:13 am
    Police request assistance with Assault Causing Bodily Harm investigation, Security camera video of suspect released Option Trading Partners Toronto News – The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an Assault Causing Bodily Harm investigation. It is reported that: – on Sunday, July 26, 2015, at 10 a.m., a 40-year-old man was walking on Weston Road, near Jane Street – the man was approached by an unknown man and stabbed multiple times – the unknown man was observed fleeing on foot in the Dora Spencer Road and Tyrone Avenue area – the man…
  • Gold Price Forecast: Is Gold About to Hit $350?

    Jadtecnic
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:57 am
    Gold Price Forecast: Is Gold About to Hit $350? Option Trading Partners  Commodity News   –  Gold has been mauled this week as the commodity sank to a four-year low. But it may get a lot worse, according to economist Claude Erb, who said that his gold price forecast could see bullion tumble to $350 an ounce. Erb deserves to have his opinion taken seriously, as he was among the only analysts predicting a long-term bear market for gold back in 2012. Rather than sit smugly by as gold lost $500.00 in value since his prediction, Erb has gone on the offensive this week and said it could…
  • 3 Top Micro-Cap Stocks to Weather Any Market

    Jadtecnic
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:49 am
    3 Top Micro-Cap Stocks to Weather Any Market Option Trading Partners  Market News  –  In any market, there are companies outperforming the herd. Below, we’ll take a look at three examples of top micro-cap stocks that are highly likely to grow their businesses at a rate much faster than the general economy. Because the stock market has already gone up in expectation of better business conditions, we’re getting sideways trading action. The market’s still in consolidation on lackluster earnings after two solid years of capital gains. The stock market could easily be well into…
 
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  • Meek Mill Feat. Quentin Miller “Wanna Know” (Drake Diss)

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Meek Mill has returned finally with a Drake diss track called “Wanna Know” going straight for Drizzy’s neck. The Philly spitter brings his signature flow on the Jahlil Beatz produced track. Also Check Out: Drake “Back To Back” (Meek Mill Diss) The post Meek Mill Feat. Quentin Miller “Wanna Know” (Drake Diss) appeared first on .
  • Da Plug: Music Showcase in Philadelphia, Pa August 30th

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:43 pm
    UrbSocietyMagazine brings Da Plug: Music Showcase to Philadelphia, Pa on August 30th to Club Voltage. Presented by: Bad Boy Ent., XXL Magazine, MTV, and Comeback Kings Registration: $250 per performing act (Artist will be chosen for the registration process in step 2# after you submit 2-tracks for consideration to: lanceceo11@gmail.com) *Make sure your submit your The post Da Plug: Music Showcase in Philadelphia, Pa August 30th appeared first on .
  • Nike Air Alpha Force 2 ’76ers’ Charles Barkley

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:45 pm
    The Nike Air Alpha Force 2 have made a return with the ’76ers’ Charles Barkley editions hitting retail stores. Barkley stared his career with the Sixers and end his career with the Suns. Paying tribute to that memorable legacy is the Nike Air Alpha Force II “76ers” edition. A revered 90’s Nike Basketball silhouette, this The post Nike Air Alpha Force 2 ’76ers’ Charles Barkley appeared first on .
  • Birdman Interview With Angie Martinez (Full Video)

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:28 pm
    Birdman has been in the mix of drama the last several months from lawsuits by Lil Wayne and former Cash Money artist Turk, indictment claiming he tried to kill Lil Wayne, and continuing gay rumors. Also Check Out: Birdman In Another Gay Suspicious Looking Photo The post Birdman Interview With Angie Martinez (Full Video) appeared first on .
  • Teen Walking Around Atlanta With Corpse Of Toddler Daughter

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Atlanta authorities have arrested a teen mother who was discovered carrying the dead corpse of her 2-year old daughter around the city. Via NBC 11 reports: Atlanta Police have filed charges against the mother of a 2-year-old girl who died after a Greyhound bus trip. The child and her mother, 19-year-old Alexis Washington, were traveling The post Teen Walking Around Atlanta With Corpse Of Toddler Daughter appeared first on .
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  • The Power of the Mind

    Karina Mikhli
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    How do you react to extremely bad news? Do you shut down, cry, or get angry? I've done each of the above and/or a combination of them at various points of my life, but I tend to shut down when it's really bad. By shut down I mean I just zone out. Think zombie. I go somewhere deep to stop feeling, thinking, caring...or anything else that will threaten to push me over the edge.  But our mind is a wonderful and powerful thing.  Even when you think you can't handle one more piece of bad news, one more disappointment, one more concern or you will seriously lose it...it figures out how to…
  • Double Down on Your Talents

    Karina Mikhli
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    As a fan of the Strength-Based Movement, having Tom Rath encourage doubling down on one's natural talents in his book Are You Fully Charged? The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life was not a surprise. Tom Rath's late mentor and grandfather, Don Clifton, was the founder of Gallup's StrengthFinder, so one of the first to recognize the importance of pursuing one's strengths.  To summarize, we each have natural abilities—strengths—that make us uniquely who we are. Although we can try to develop our weaknesses to be more well rounded, we will never truly reach our potential or…
  • Pursuit of Happiness Unhealthy?

    Karina Mikhli
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Tom Rath, in his latest book Are You Fully Charged? The 3 Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life, discusses the difference between happiness and meaning. Happiness, unlike meaning, is a more selfish and lonely activity: you are looking to take or get joy for yourself. Meaning, on the other hand, is about giving and/or improving things for someone else, which gives purpose to your activity and life. Tom shares a study done by Barbara Fredrickson of University of North Carolina. Apparently people who pursue only happiness exhibit the same stress-related gene patterns as those who undergo…
  • ROIs on Documents and Tools

    Karina Mikhli
    24 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Bernhard Schroeder's premise in his book Fail Fast or Win Big: The Startup Plan for Starting Now is spending all that time on a business plan instead of on the business will actually help you fail, not succeed. Apparently business plans were needed at one point in history and then became expected and part of business school curriculum. But while you spend hours on the document only needed for investors and no one else, your competitors are out there actually doing the work and getting to market faster. Bernhard presents all options for funding, including going the equity route, but…
  • Self Identity and Worth

    Karina Mikhli
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    Do you really know what your self identity and worth are tied to?What is the thing that you think makes you who you are? Is it your family, friends, and values? Or is it your title, professional contribution, and salary? Or it something else altogether? I thought I knew what mine was tied to: having a meaningful impact.  I've been between jobs a few times, whether due to being let go or voluntarily leaving a place that was making me miserable, and I have always felt lost during those times. Since I can't remember the last time I had a nine-to-five job and since I tend to give my all to…
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  • 8 Quick Formulas to Improve Your Article Marketing

    Atul Kumar Pandey
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:22 am
    The key to being successful at article marketing is by putting a lot of content on the Internet. The next important things are to get readers and to appear as an expert. The more popular you get, the more it is likely people will keep reading your content. Putting out a lot of high quality articles will help you do this. Here we have 8 quick formulas that will sure improve your article marketing techniques. 1. Build Email List Without email marketing it is hard to sustain in the market. It is difficult to hold a user for future visits The post 8 Quick Formulas to Improve Your Article…
  • How to Fix Nginx Error 413 Request Entity Too Large

    Atul Kumar Pandey
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:41 pm
    Error 413 is a very common error in nginx, which appears when someone requests more information than is limited by PHP and Nginx configurations. It can be found on stand alone nginx server or while proxy based solutions, when nginx acts as a front end server for apache at back end server. In this guide I will explain you how to fix this nginx error 413 request entity is too large. When it Occurs? This error occurs when any of your application is trying to access more information than what is limited my nginx and php configuration file in server. The post How to Fix Nginx Error 413 Request…
  • Benefits of a Custom Built Gaming Laptop

    Atul Kumar Pandey
    7 Jul 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Very serious gamers look for the most high-end systems to meet their demands. If you are reading this article, you probably know exactly what we mean. The standard, mass marketed laptops often cannot perform to the expectations of a serious gamer. Recently, a booming market for custom built gaming laptops has emerged due to this fact. These laptops cater to the requirements of serious gamers by including the latest and fastest RAM’s and graphics cards as well as very stable CPU’s. Combine these aspects with ergonomic input interfaces and keyboards, and you have the perfect custom built…
  • Qualities to Look While Hiring Competent Virtual Assistant

    Atul Kumar Pandey
    29 May 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Virtual assistant is regarded as a valuable possession for all businesses but exclusively for small scale businesses where resources are in demand and access to finances are confined. The owners of small business need to manage their time efficiently so that they can focus on other activities to develop and grow their business. The virtual assistants play a vital role in providing valuable time for business owners by managing certain significant tasks and other core functions. Outsourcing certain tasks to be completed to the virtual assistants has become a successful strategy as it…
  • How to Reset MySQL Root Password

    Atul Kumar Pandey
    26 May 2015 | 1:57 pm
    If you are using linux and ever lose your MySQL root password or never set a root password and now unable to access it, so don’t worry, there is an easy way to reset MySQL root password. On all the modern Linux distribution you can recover the MySQL root password in just few easy steps. 1. Stop all the MySQL Processes On Ubuntu and Debian distributions. service mysql stop On CentOS, Fedora and RHEL distributions. service mysqld stop 2. Start MySQL Server with Safe Mode mysqld_safe --skip-grant-tables & 3. Connect to the MySQL Server mysql -u root 4. Setup a New MySQL The post How to…
 
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    In Wealth & Health

  • Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps with Honey Garlic Glaze

    Jessa Nowak
    22 Jul 2015 | 11:07 pm
    Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps   Meatless Monday is a godsend, especially after a weekend full of heavier foods. These Asian inspired vegetarian lettuce wraps provide the right amount of carbs to fill you up while remaining super light and tasty. Take a look, you’ll want to be sure to add this one to your recipe box.     Balance Makes Perfect The balance in this dish is what makes it superb. Opposing flavors jive together creating a sweet and savory taste with warm and cool mouth-feel sensations. The tempeh and garbanzo beans provide a meat-like substance without having to…
  • Frozen Snickers Chocolate Bars

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

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

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

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

    Greybox Admin
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:24 pm
    Successful companies are built on a sustainable business model, and the use of marketing materials based on strategies that aim not just for one-time buyers, but a very loyal bunch of customers who are expected to come back for a product or service again and again. Below are some tried-and-tested ways to make everyone a repeat customer: Get their contact details. It begins with knowing the ways you could reach them. Ask for their e-mail address the first time, and give them a good reason to part with this personal information. For instance, you can offer them an instant freebie. Then,...The…
  • The Story Behind the National Geographic Logo Design

    Greybox Admin
    14 Jul 2015 | 11:19 pm
    Most of us are familiar with the National Geographic logo, whose design features a rectangular box in bright yellow. Beside it would be the text ‘National Geographic’ in its characteristic sans serif, all capital letters typeface. But what is the story behind this iconic logo? A booklet called Identify: Basic principles of identity design in the iconic trademarks of Chermayeff & Geismar talks about its very interesting history. As with many of the world’s most effective and recognizable symbols, the current logo design of National Geographic is the product of a rigorous study of…
  • Why it Pays to Publish Diverse Marketing Materials

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

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

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

  • Target Just Created an Experimental IoT Store

    Luke Johnson
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Earlier this month, the Minneapolis-based retail giant opened up a new store in San Francisco. The aim of the new store? To educate consumers on the Internet of Things by allowing them to experience it for themselves. The Internet of Things? If you’re into technology, you’ve probably heard of the Internet of Things before. You might even know a ton about it. Or maybe you’ve only heard whispers of its existence and haven’t really been given a great explanation of what it actually is. Wikipedia can help: according to the internet encyclopedia, the Internet of Things is…
  • Augmented Reality in eCommerce

    Anupama Krishnan
    17 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, ‘and what is the use of a book,’ thought Alice ‘without pictures or conversation?’ -Lewis Carol, Alice in Wonderland For as long as I can remember, I have loved this story. As kids, all of us have dreamt of a world where animals speak, and where you can eat cakes to grow and shrink as you please. We wondered what it would be like to fall down a rabbit hole and into a…
  • Mobile App Versus Mobile Website

    Echidna Team
    10 Jul 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Mobile devices have taken over the world! Comscore reports that mobile phone penetration in the United States has reached 80% of the adult population. But we don’t really need statistics to prove our point. Just look around. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, people all around you are using their smartphones right now. Mobile phone usage is so strong, in fact, that some people suffer from nomophobia. As an eCommerce retailer or marketer, mobile phones present an incredible opportunity for your business. Shopify has reported that over 50% of traffic that eCommerce sites receive…
  • Countdown to a Site Launch

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

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

  • Global Aseptic Packaging for the Pharmaceutical Industry Report 2015

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The Global Aseptic Packaging for the Pharmaceutical Industry Report 2015 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Aseptic Packaging for the Pharmaceutical industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Aseptic Packaging for the Pharmaceutical market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status. Development policies and plans are also discusse ...Order / Buy a copy of…
  • Global Quetiapine Fumarate Industry Report 2015

    29 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Quetiapine Fumarate industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Quetiapine Fumarate market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status. Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures are also analyzed. This report also states import/export consumpt ...Order / Buy a…
  • Global Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin Industry Report 2015

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin market analysis is provided for the China markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status. Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and Bill of Materials cost structures are also analyzed. This report also states ...Order / Buy a…
  • China Human Vaccine Industry Report 2015

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The China Human Vaccine Industry Report 2015 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Human Vaccine industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Human Vaccine market analysis is provided for the China markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status. Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and Bill of Materials cost structures are also analyzed. T ...Order / Buy a copy of…
  • Global Bone Graft Substitutes Industry Report 2015

    28 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    The Global Bone Graft Substitutes Industry Report 2015 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Bone Graft Substitutes industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure.The Bone Graft Substitutes market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status. Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost st ...Order / Buy a copy of this report…
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    Small and Midsized Business Resources

  • Creating Engaging Subject Lines for Your Email Marketing Campaigns

    Joseph Brady
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:52 pm
    One of the biggest benefits to the explosion of email marketing and email marketing platforms over the past 15 years has been the wealth of data collected and analyzed. Marketers The post Creating Engaging Subject Lines for Your Email Marketing Campaigns appeared first on Small & Midsized Business Reviews.
  • 4 Steps to Developing a Customer Service Team You Can Be Proud Of

    Joseph Brady
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
    For many of us, our only interaction with customer service is when we find ourselves in need of it. For business owners, developing a customer service team is often a The post 4 Steps to Developing a Customer Service Team You Can Be Proud Of appeared first on Small & Midsized Business Reviews.
  • How to Lower Your Credit Card Processing Costs

    SMB Reviews
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:27 pm
    In modern society almost every business takes credit or debit cards on a daily basis. When one accepts a credit or debit card there is always a fee associated with The post How to Lower Your Credit Card Processing Costs appeared first on Small & Midsized Business Reviews.
  • 3 Steps to Becoming a Better Leader for Your Business

    Joseph Brady
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:03 pm
    The difference between a business owner and a successful business owner often comes down to a single word: leadership.  For those individuals which aren’t born as natural leaders, and even for The post 3 Steps to Becoming a Better Leader for Your Business appeared first on Small & Midsized Business Reviews.
  • Business Success in Just 6 Steps

    SMB Reviews
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:16 am
    You finally have that big business idea and want to get started on your dreams. You have visions of grandeur and believe that you are going to make your idea The post Business Success in Just 6 Steps appeared first on Small & Midsized Business Reviews.
 
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    Retail, POS & Inventory Management Systems | Retail Directions

  • Desiderata and the Media – Part 1

    Justin Cohen
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:46 pm
    American writer Max Ehrmann wrote the prose poem Desiderata in 1927 in which he said: "Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery." In my experience, you need not look further than the media to see plenty of the trickery Mr Ehrmann refers to. When it comes to media reports, it would be unwise to believe anything you're told on face value. An old story out of Russia articulates this well. One evening in the late 1970s Radio Moscow apparently made an announcement telling people that if they came down to the Red Square they could get a free car. Crowds of people…
  • Serenity, Courage & Wisdom

    Andrew Gorecki
    19 Jul 2015 | 9:59 pm
    In his famous Serenity Prayer, American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr wrote: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. From a non-religious perspective, this is exceptional advice for business too. The future may be unknown and unknowable, but you can predict with certainty that it will bring change. Therefore, you cannot avoid it, but you still have some control – you can decide how to respond when it happens. Your response will often dictate your fortunes, so, as illuminated in the Serenity…
  • Cotton On CTO: Retail & the Cloud

    Justin Cohen
    16 Jul 2015 | 4:47 pm
    One of the strategic questions a lot of retailers currently ask themselves is whether the future of retail IT belongs in the Cloud? The media likes to publish headlines that say yes, and so do many consultants and technology start-ups, but the answer isn’t that simple. To get a true insider’s perspective, we spoke to seasoned retail technology expert Rob Bowyer. Currently working as GM of Technology for the Cotton On Group, Rob spent seven years at The Body Shop handling everything from retail systems to global eCommerce and 10 years running systems at Harrods in London. The Cotton On…
  • Why you shouldn’t try to increase your sales figures

    Andrew Gorecki
    9 Jul 2015 | 8:01 pm
    Retail executives tend to track sales figures as their most important metric, but in my experience, trying to maximise sales figures alone makes little sense. As in sport, focusing on the score won’t work on its own. Only good and consistent practice, combined with a commitment to continually improve skill and technique will deliver the desired results. The scoreboard simply reflects the results achieved in the more mundane variables. On the retail scoreboard, sales figures for a period emerge from three elementary variables: NUMBER OF ACTIVE CUSTOMERS multiplied by FREQUENCY OF THEIR…
  • Freedom of Speech or Anarchy?

    Justin Cohen
    7 Jul 2015 | 7:27 pm
    Most of us have heard about slander, abuse and bullying over the internet and their tragic consequences – people’s lives and reputation ruined by lies, harassment, stalking, defamation and worse. When businesses become a target the results can be just as damaging for both the business and its employees – loss of revenue, inability to attract and retain clients as well as employees, and even bankruptcy. It’s no secret that businesses, many of them retailers, are struggling to find ways to effectively defend against attacks online. Whenever a retailer does something wrong, even…
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  • How Will a Link Help My Site

    admin
    16 Jul 2015 | 3:01 pm
    WP promoneyblogger~~Please take a look to image below to understand How Will a Link Help to your SiteNot all links are equally valuable to your site. Answer the question below to see how a link from particular web page might be able to…
  • Link Building

    admin
    11 Jul 2015 | 3:47 pm
    WP promoneyblogger~~LINK BUILDINGING” For the next few years we will continue to use backlinks to determine the reputation of the pages and sites . ” ‘with this final sentence that Matt Cutts, head of Google’s anti-spam, says that the backlinks will continue to play an important role in determining the reputation and the resulting quality of websites. As you can tell from the video, Google is trying to play better and better applications of network users and tries to respond in the most appropriate way. To succeed in its intent when it is necessary to consider the…
  • Bing strategies

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    11 Jul 2015 | 3:33 pm
    WP promoneyblogger~~Strategies SEO for Bing, the important factors for positioningWhat are the strategies SEO for Bing? How to conquer the peaks of the SERP search engine Microsoft? Bing, the search engine of Microsoft, has shown over the years since its inception (June 2009) to respond well to an increase competition to the detriment of the other search engines constant. Grows in this way also the interest of SEO for Bing , by those companies who want to enter in the SERPs the search engine because it is constantly evolving and still managed to capture a good slice of…
  • 8 techniques to get traffic to your site without backlinks

    admin
    11 Jul 2015 | 3:14 pm
    WP promoneyblogger~~The link building to get traffic is without doubt one of the best ways to increase incoming traffic on a website, but fortunately not the only one. It is not, in fact, a strategy that can be applied to all areas and in all cases, which is why today we identify 9 techniques to increase the traffic, but without using the link building.In-depth articleAccording to statistics of Moz 6% of Google’s results contain the In-depth Arctic, although it is a small number, the traffic they carry is considerable, about 10% more . We do not have precise directions on how to appear…
  • how to increase pagerank in google

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

    Robert Carter
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:47 am
    Tools and apps to help set your meetings Meetings can be a powerful weapon for SMEs, but also a huge waste of time. A well-organised meeting agenda can be vital for any company; the key here is to be clear about the agenda of meetings, the reason for each one, the people who will attend...
  • What technologies can be used for sharing business expertise online?

    Robert Carter
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:32 am
    What technologies can be used for sharing business expertise online? Business consultancy is a global phenomenon, but a lack of understanding of online technology could be holding some consultants back. How can business leaders use the internet to share their knowledge effectively with an international audience? Business knowledge can of course be shared through e-books,...
  • Five styles of leadership that do not work

    Robert Carter
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:18 am
    Different styles of leadership that do not work Every organisation needs a leader and each leader has their own style of management. What defines leadership? We all have in mind the qualities and skills needed to be a leader and are almost always rigged to a particular style of exercise that encompasses leadership. Among the...
  • 3 ‘tips’ to increase your security in the cloud

    Robert Carter
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:47 am
    3 ‘tips’ to increase your security in the cloud It was in the summer of 2014 when the Internet users around the world suddenly realised that their data online were not immune to risks. Risqué photos of Rihanna, Kate Upton, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Watson, Kirsten Dunst and other celebrities, began to...
  • 5 tops tips for discovering new customers

    Robert Carter
    14 Jul 2015 | 6:49 am
    Five approaches to discover new customers Several startups and new companies are likely to attain an industry plateau fairly early within their lifecycles. They may have gathered sufficient consumers to build a moderate victory, but can still experience difficulties breaking from their comfort zone. To be able to break that bubble and reveal your organisation...
 
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  • Google Glass relaunches with new business focus

    Sara Tuxworth
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:08 am
    Google has withdrawn its wearable technology device from the retail market and is redirecting the Google Glass Enterprise Edition towards commercial use. The technology giant is concentrating its efforts on readying Google Glass for the workplace, where it needs to meet and withstand demand rather than simply featuring as the latest entertainment gadget on a tech-geek’s shelf. The device has no official launch, though they are expected to be in commercial use later this year. Google is distributing its smartwear through its Glass for Work partners. Earlier in the year, prototypes were…
  • NatWest customers hit by another technology glitch

    Ciara Long
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:56 am
    Up to 6.5 million NatWest customers are suffering from the effects of a software glitch that has left them unable to access their accounts through the bank’s online services or app. Disgruntled consumers were quick to voice their frustrations over Twitter, calling NatWest’s services “useless and frustrating”. NatWest has yet to explain the difficulties, but has advised its customers that the bank is “aware” of the issue with its app. The bank’s customer service team sought to reassure customers on Twitter, telling them that “our tech team are looking into this issue as a…
  • Exportable customer experience tech could bolster UK economy

    Ciara Long
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:46 am
    British companies with exportable services could be the key to “unlocking the economic potential” of fast-growing economies in South East Asia, according to David Cameron. Speaking on his recent tour of the area, the prime minister said working with such firms could help to create jobs and bolster the UK’s economy. Cameron said he was “delighted” to be joined by e-commerce customer experience start-up Qubit on his South East Asian trade mission. “British companies like Qubit are flying the flag and unlocking the economic potential of the fast growing economies of South East…
  • London private rents ‘up 17.9 per cent’ since 2011

    webeditor
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:42 am
    The price of rents in London has risen by almost a fifth since 2011. The cost of private renting in the capital increased by 17.9% from January 2011 to June 2015, the highest rise for any region of Britain. The figure is almost double the national average of 10%, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). North-east England had the lowest rise in private rents over the same period, where prices increased by just 2.8%. The cost of renting in the private sector has risen steadily in all areas of Britain since the start of 2011, though the rate of increase has varied…
  • Heathrow third runway costs ‘outrageous’, says IAG chief

    webeditor
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:37 am
    The costs of the proposed third runway at Heathrow are “outrageous” and the owner of British Airways has insisted his company “will not pay” any contribution. Willie Walsh hit out at the recommendation of the Davies Commission into airport capacity, which said an expanded Heathrow should be pursued. But speaking on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme the chief executive of IAG, which also owns Iberia and Vueling, said there were still “very, very significant” issues to be addressed before it could ever go ahead. Mr Walsh said his company had made long-term…
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  • How Confident Are You That Your Business Will Grow In The Next Six Months?

    Russell Davies
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:47 am
    When I attend networking events for my #business, one of the most popular topics of discussion is whether or not the U.K. (and the global #economy in general) is out of recession or not.  Seems to me that many people I meet fall into one of two camps – yes, we’re out of the slump we’ve been in since 2008 or no, we’re very much still in it and things are fairly bleak. I’m a positive person in general so I always tend to look for the silver lining and I also believe that we’re masters of our own destiny when it comes to recessions so it’s up to…
  • Creating That Emotional Connectivity For Your Customers!

    Cheryl
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:56 am
    Like many other fans, I’m looking forward to the start of the next season of Premier League football. As an avid Liverpool FC supporter, okay, not everyone’s number one choice, but the club has had some good and bad times recently. In addition, there are changes afoot this season, the impact of which I’ll be watching closely. Setting the season up nicely is the new Sky Sports advert featuring Thierry Henry. After watching it, I could almost visualise being present during some of those iconic moments. In summary, if you haven’t seen it, the advert picks out thirteen snapshots in…
  • Because It’s All About You…Isn’t It?

    Michelle
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:38 am
    Image credit: my.wealthyaffiliate.com An example of an interesting About Me page Because It’s All About You…Isn’t It? OK, stay with me here because I am going to talk about quite a dry subject – your About Me page. I can see you are rolling your eyes already….. Some people have a real problem with their About Me page. Can I ask you a question? Do you have an About Me or an About Us, or simply an About page on your website? If yes, is it any good? If no, then why the heck not? There are two sorts of people on the internet, those who will visit About Me pages, and…
  • #Freethejoy

    Hannah Williams
    24 Jul 2015 | 7:18 am
    What better day to #freethejoy than on a Friday! Dairy Milk are known for some pretty epic adverts and it’s all about joy. They even have a specialist section on their website called the JoyMaker where you can make and personalise your own bar, to your specifications. Like my previous blog this week this advert has nothing to do with the product, but again it does such a great job in evoking a feeling in the viewer. As their whole ethos is joy that’s what they need their adverts to do. Cadbury are a really great example of a company manipulating (in the nicest way possible) their…
  • Marketing Message

    Hannah Williams
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:40 am
    Watching TV can be a roller coaster of emotions. You can, for the most part, choose what you watch depending on your emotion, or maybe you purposefully watch something to influence your mood. I know I’ve put on Brooklyn Nine Nine to cheer myself up after a rubbish day or put Family Guy on after I’ve watched a scary film to help me forget! The one thing which we don’t really choose is adverts. Of course we can switch channels when we aren’t interested in something, but if you stay with one channel it can be eye opening how vast the array of emotions marketers can put…
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  • Want a Superior Workforce? Hire Women

    Matt Evans
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:02 am
    It goes without saying that people make the difference in great companies. Author Jim Collins brought this point home in his book: Good to Great. One reason this can be challenging is that people are different and they may not work well with others. So how do you reduce the selection process and find people who can add the highest value across the entire workforce? Well you may have to be somewhat bias in favor of women. Take for example Alibaba (China’s Amazon.com), a landmark company founded by Jack Ma who recently explained that the success of Alibaba has a lot to do with women.
  • The ABC's of Competency Models

    Matt Evans
    20 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    As you drill down the drivers of performance for most organizations; things like great customer service, efficient processes, and empowering technology, you reach a base level for making these drivers happen. This gets you back to the qualities of your human resources – knowledge, expertise, experience, and those things needed for successful execution. And the combination of skills, expertise, knowledge and other intangibles will vary from job to job, function to function. For example, what we need for executing for securing new customers is not necessarily the same as what we need for…
  • Cyber Security 101

    Matt Evans
    12 Jul 2015 | 10:40 am
    One of the most profound challenges facing every company is Cyber Security. Many of us, including myself, are ignorant about the threat. Some of the largest companies are experiencing massive data breaches. Examples include:·         Target Department Stores - Debit and credit card data stolen impacting 100 million customers·         J. P. Morgan - Customer data compromised affecting 76 million customers·         Home Depot – Reported 50 million customer email addresses…
  • Understanding Your Value Proposition

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

    Matt Evans
    19 Jun 2015 | 10:30 am
    With so much emphasis on creativity and innovation, it helps if we can all cut directly to the chase – namely what's behind creativity? Thanks to various scientific studies and author Jonah Lehrer, we have great insights into where creativity comes from. In his book, Imagine: How Creativity Works , Lehrer highlights some very important research that explains creativity.For starters, creativity is not one train of thought. It is about how people can switch their thinking from one mode to another. For example, we all get stuck on some problem, struggling to break through and reach a solution.
 
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  • 8 Steps You Can Do Today To Be A Better Leader [Part 1]

    Anna Rodriguez
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:47 am
    Great leaders are not made overnight. Developing leaders is not dependent on skills or natural charisma or both. Neither is it all about authority nor responsibility. The length of time invested ...
  • Motivation In Action: How Motivation Can Make Employees More Productive [Part 2]

    Anna Rodriguez
    22 Jul 2015 | 5:46 am
    Motivated employees can truly make all the difference. It is important for employers and managers to know what exactly does their team need, what their concerns are and what drives them to go ...
  • Motivation In Action: How Motivation Can Make Employees More Productive [Part 1]

    Anna Rodriguez
    15 Jul 2015 | 6:46 am
    Not everything is about money. People have other sound reasons for going to work and doing their jobs than earning a pay-check. To name a few, there’s self-fulfilment, personal and career growth, ...
  • How to Be Productive On a Busy Day

    Michael Chibuzor
    10 Jul 2015 | 12:20 am
    After the 2008 financial crisis , productivity went down. People became extremely busy, chasing shadows and praying for a change. ‘Busy’ is a term that has been overused to the extent ...
  • How to do a SWOT Analysis

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

    WILLIAM M. DUKE
    28 Jul 2015 | 7:03 pm
    RichTopia.com - Providing broader information on entrepreneurship, executive management, tech, personal finance and more - to help people succeed in business and life.     Guidance & Opinions   Accuracy and Precision, Action theory (philosophy), Business process, Business Values, Ellen J. Langer, General Stanley A. McChrystal, Mi, Micromanagement, Mindful Leadership, Mindful Team, Mindfulness, Will Duke RichTopia.com - Learn More to Earn More RichTopia.com - Providing broader information on entrepreneurship, executive management, tech, personal finance and…
  • The Importance of Leadership Mobility and Sideways Moves

    SONIA MCDONALD
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:16 am
    RichTopia.com - Providing broader information on entrepreneurship, executive management, tech, personal finance and more - to help people succeed in business and life.     Guidance & Opinions   Develop Skillset, Leadership, Sonia McDonald, Work-Life Balance RichTopia.com - Learn More to Earn More RichTopia.com - Providing broader information on entrepreneurship, executive management, tech, personal finance and more - to help people succeed in business and life.     Guidance & Opinions   Develop Skillset, Leadership, Sonia…
  • From Metal to Contactless: The History of Credit Cards

    DERIN CAG
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:42 am
    RichTopia.com - Providing broader information on entrepreneurship, executive management, tech, personal finance and more - to help people succeed in business and life.     Money   American Express Company, Charg-It, Contactless Credit Cards, Derin Cag, History of Credit Cards, MasterCard Hologram, Sainsbury's Bank Blog, The Diner's Club RichTopia.com - Learn More to Earn More RichTopia.com - Providing broader information on entrepreneurship, executive management, tech, personal finance and more - to help people succeed in business and life.
  • How Pam Chatman Is Empowering Women

    MAE MERRIWEATHER
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:16 am
    RichTopia.com - Providing broader information on entrepreneurship, executive management, tech, personal finance and more - to help people succeed in business and life.     Women Leaders   2015, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Chicago Girls Behavioral Health Facility, International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, Mae Merriweather, National Council for Negro Women Dream, National Network to End Domestic Violence, Pam Chatman, Social Issues RichTopia.com - Learn More to Earn More RichTopia.com - Providing broader information on…
  • Are You a Totalitarian Dictator at Work?

    FRED KOFMAN
    25 Jul 2015 | 7:12 pm
    RichTopia.com - Providing broader information on entrepreneurship, executive management, tech, personal finance and more - to help people succeed in business and life.     Guidance & Opinions   Chris Argyris, Collective Development, Collectivism, Dating Miley Cyrus, Derin Cag, Emotional Intelligence, Fred Kofman, Totalitarian Dictator, Totalitarianism RichTopia.com - Learn More to Earn More RichTopia.com - Providing broader information on entrepreneurship, executive management, tech, personal finance and more - to help people succeed in business and life.
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  • Drive for Uber and Lyft at the same time

    ADMIN
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:08 pm
    After a slow night of work, many rideshare drivers wonder how they can bring in more ride requests and increase their trip earnings. While there is always the option of integrating SherpaShare into the mix, sometimes drivers need to step their game up and get creative. If you are a driver that has signed up for Uber and Lyft, then why not drive for both at the same time? Driving for Uber and Lyft at the same time increases efficiency while helping drivers maintain a high volume of ride requests throughout the night. This means more money and less time wasted behind the wheel. I have been…
  • DoorDash Promo Code

    ADMIN
    22 Jul 2015 | 6:59 am
    Welcome to DoorDash, where the goodness of your favorite restaurant and the convenience of never leaving home meet. With one easy click, users can order food from their favorite restaurants and have it delivered straight to their doors in under 45 minutes. The concept is just what the tech-hungry millennials in Silicon Valley need. Try it free with a DoorDash promo code If you want to be one of the first early adopters to try DoorDash, then head on over to their website, create an account, and enter DoorDash promo code LUVFOOD for a chance to try the service free of charge. This promo code…
  • Free Online Uber Fare Estimator

    ADMIN
    21 Jul 2015 | 9:48 am
    Think back to the last time you wanted to call an Uber, but you didn’t know exactly how much it was going to cost. You requested the ride anyways, only to find out that the ride was on SURGE the whole time, and now your bank account has $150 less than it did before. What if there was a way to avoid this? Good news; there is. Free Online Uber Fare Estimator After hearing countless stories of people getting blindsided by huge Uber ride fares, we decided to take action and build a tool to help users avoid the problem all-together. We are happy to announce our new tool; the Uber Fare…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Sherpashare

    ADMIN
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:49 am
    What is SherpaShare? The Ultimate Guide to SherpaShare Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years, you have probably heard of Lyft, Sidecar, and Uber. They are, after all, 3 of the best ridesharing companies in the industry. And you may have heard of Postmates, Doordash, Spoonrocket, and Instacart. But unless you drive for one of these services, you probably haven’t heard of SherpaShare. SherpaShare is one of the hottest new companies in the space, and is taking the ride sharing industry by storm. It is a free resource that allows ridesharing drivers to track…
  • Current Lyft Promotions For 2015

    ADMIN
    19 Jul 2015 | 9:52 am
    Current Lyft Promotions for 2015 Lyft is one of the fastest-growing ride sharing services in the transportation industry. Part of this growth can be attributed to the aggressive recruiting and awesome promotions that the company has run over the past few years. If you are a rider, you can expect to be flooded with free ride credit at signup. If you are a driver, you will be pleased to know that Lyft is just looking for ways to cram money down your through when you refer new drivers and riders to the app. The current Lyft promotions are separated into two different categories; Lyft…
 
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  • The four levels of Serendipity - Social Media

    Rich Baker
    17 Jul 2015 | 8:12 am
    Serendipity - what does it mean?How do you leverage your (social) networks to improve opportunity?In his classic book, Austin (1978) distinguished four levels of serendipity or chance. They can apply to individuals, but a team provides more opportunities for them to happen – look for the similarities with what happens on social networks.Chance 1 – ‘blind chance’ or accidentBy sheer luck you just happen to find yourself in the right place at the right time. Nothing to do with your lifestyle, though you had the presence of mind to take the opportunity when it appeared.Chance 2 –…
  • We need a new Psychological Contract

    Rich Baker
    9 Jul 2015 | 3:51 am
    If you've ever read any of my articles or posts over the years, you'll know that a reoccurring theme has been about how we improve employee engagement - and thus organisational performance.But I often feel when people talk about employee engagement, that there's an elephant in the room that no-one really wants to face up to. There's no trust anymore. You and I have watched the decline in trust in our places of work and society in general. We've seen study after study confirm what we already knew; we have a big trust deficit.One of the largest…
  • Transform your employee branding and drive employee engagement

    Rich Baker
    12 Apr 2015 | 2:06 am
    One of the many things I've learned over the years in internal communications, employee engagement and business in general, is how powerful a strong internal brand is.In my time in Virgin Trains for example, we used the Virgin brand to overcome inertia, to engage people in a new vision - and help them understand that the future could indeed be better than the past.In London Midland we created a brand from scratch to tell a story about our values, beliefs and behaviours.And in Carlsberg UK, we're using the collective power of some fantastic brands to engage people in our story and…
  • Trust, leadership and employee engagement

    Rich Baker
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:02 am
    My 2015 Internal Communications Predictions – Part 2.In the first part of my 2015 IC predictions, I talked about the impact technology and globalisation is having on how we communicate inside organisations.In this final article, I'm going to share some of what I believe to be the biggest challenges affecting organisations today - and begin to consider what we, as communications and engagement professionals, to really make a difference.As ever, please share your comments, observations and own experiences. It makes for much more interesting reading!The 'T word' and the impact on…
  • Share Less, Converse More; internal communications predictions part 1

    Rich Baker
    25 Jan 2015 | 11:59 pm
    My 2015 Internal Communications Predictions – Part 1.There’s something special about the end of one year and the start of a new one.It may be that for many of us, we get time off work and an opportunity to spend time with loved ones that we don’t get at any other time.Whatever the reason, I find it a great time to reflect on successes – and failures – over the previous 12 months, and think about what the future may hold.So, here is the first of two articles about what 2015 might hold for those of us involved in internal communications (IC) and employee engagement.As ever, I'd…
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    Thank You For Selling

  • It’s ‘Talk in an Elevator’ Day! How to Make an Impact in a Small Space

    AppcoGroupAsia
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:18 pm
    The “Talk in an Elevator Day” is being celebrated today and regardless of how seemingly trivial it is, people who are brave enough to defy the uncomfortable silence in an elevator should be lauded. Nothing’s wrong with making small polite talk when riding a lift. If you go outside your comfort zone, the number of people you can meet can be surprising. The question is, how can we make an impact while confined in such a small space? Practice is key in creating a positive first impression. Body gestures tell a lot about someone. When we’re confident, we stand and walk a certain way which…
  • How to Write a Professional Email That Won’t End Up in the Junk Folder

    AppcoGroupAsia
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:13 pm
    Despite the advent of using email as a common form of business correspondence, professional courtesy and etiquette should not be forgotten. Whether you’re contacting someone about a business venture or a plain inquiry, you will gain credibility if your email is concise and does not contain conflicting or outdated information. Here are some reminders on how to write a professional email. Make sure that the subject line isn’t vague and that it accurately describes the whole content of your email. Most professionals receive hundreds of emails each day and they judge each email through its…
  • 50 Best Salespeople of All Time

    AppcoGroupAsia
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Venturing into the sales field calls for boldness considering the number of competitors you might have. These sales experts, regardless of the era they were born in, prove that those who yearn to make a difference can conquer any vision. 1. Alfred Fuller Known as the “Fuller Brush Man,” he developed a household brush that rose to fame in the 1900s. Instead of merely selling the product, he went around asking customers for their views. He talked to housewives and maids and asked them about the qualities they wanted to see in a brush. His effort paid off because customers clamoured for the…
  • Tiny But Powerful Steps to Jumpstart Your Dream Business

    AppcoGroupAsia
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:26 pm
    Starting your dream business might be a daunting task because of the hard work that it calls for. While having a business can be truly rewarding, success isn’t built overnight, that’s why you have to completely give yourself to the cause. Nonetheless, if you pair your vision with action and commitment, surely your dream won’t be a far-fetched idea. The following steps might be simple but they are useful in your startup business process: DRAFT A SOLID BUSINESS PLAN Prior to launching a business, you should draft a vivid plan as it will guide you in your decision-making. When you have an…
  • Reasons Why Storytelling is a Superb Direct Selling Technique

    AppcoGroupAsia
    21 Jul 2015 | 7:47 pm
    As consumers become more skeptic each day, the value of direct selling canned sales spiels has similarly dwindled. Direct sellers should now know how to listen to their prospects and respond with genuine, thoughtful remarks. Storytelling is one technique which sales people can use. Telling powerful stories drives recall and triggers emotions which can ultimately lead to sales. How does this technique help you? Storytelling enables prospects to recall things easily Our ancestors have mastered the art of storytelling to pass on essential information from one generation to the next. When…
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  • Around the globe

    admin
    27 Jul 2015 | 3:30 am
    We repeat our position two weeks ago, the US Federal Reserve Board will not raise interest rates this year. The US economy has not recovered and the global economy is weaker than the US. Free newly printed money for all. Brazil is in a flat spin and will crash just in time for Chinese bargain hunters to swoop in and Japan to be further pushed out. The Japanese are the worst economic forecasters in the world, due to their inherent honesty they accept every pundit at face value and then when burned put every bit of data in their cultural reference point, it leads to a disastrous understanding…
  • August of 2015 or August of 1914?

    admin
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    The Iranian nuclear deal is the key for the next round of European economic survival that is why we said it would always go. It will create a small growth spurt for Germany, France, Italy and maybe a few others in the arms export, luxury item and engineered products sectors. The real boon will of course be to China and Russia where all kinds of goods will be boosted in trade, the focus of the west will be to talk about Russian and Chinese arms sales. This view is way out of step with reality as arms sales to Iran are more important to Germany and France than China and Russia as arms exports…
  • Actual facts of the world

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    23 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    The US is about through with earnings season, we have seen nothing that portends anything but 1,5% economic growth. You would say that has been our position for the past year and you are right. The US is not growing at any appreciable rate and will not with the current economic policies. The US equity markets will continue to be robust until growth goes negative for two plus quarters because there is simply no other place to save money for the big pension fund and portfolio guys. This has been a malady since the Greenspan days of the nineties the collapse of Long Term Limited Capital was the…
  • Analysis of world growth

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    22 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    We have spoken recently of the flatness in growth across global economies. The recent nuclear arms deal between the P5 + 1 and Iran will have a near term effect on global economics. With the freed up liquidity in Iran China and Russia will see near term benefits in trade with Iran primarily in arms and technology. The EU nations also hope to cash in on the Iranian trade bonanza but will not get out of the gate as fast as the other two. The US and Japan will be the slowest to receive benefits and may not see mush trading impact at all. Germany will see the most positive benefit as we have…
  • Global security misstep

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    19 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    The recent 5+1 deal with Iran is a bad situation for the west. It will free up almost immediately 100 billon dollars for defensive weapon system procurement the bulk of which will go to Russia and China. These procurements will greatly aid the surface to air capability for Iran and help insure the inability of the west to use air power as a deterrent against further development of Iran’s nuclear program. It will also allow Iran to retool its air force and mechanized ground forces to further strengthen its regional influence. A key point is that Iran has enough nuclear material for multiple…
 
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  • Singapore marketers not happy with state of digital ad measurement

    paul_372009
    31 Jul 2015 | 7:37 am
    Digital advertising measurement levels in Singapore are below average, says a new study by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) Singapore released this week. According to the study, titled “State of digital measurement in Singapore study”, senior marketers peg the level of sophistication of digital measurement here at four out of ten, where ten is considered on-par with most advanced markets.The IAB study consists of 25 in-depth interviews with leaders in the Singapore digital marketing industry, combined with an online survey of 50 senior marketing professionals from brands,…
  • Adobe announces top performing digital marketing partners in the region

    paul_372009
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:10 pm
    Adobe announced its top performing digital marketing partners for Southeast Asia and Hong Kong at the Adobe Digital Marketing Symposium in Singapore yesterday. Mirum was awarded the Digital Marketing Partner of the Year, while NCS as the Digital Marketing Government Partner of the Year.Adobe’s Digital Marketing Symposium is attended by more than 1,000 marketers looking to learn more about the latest innovations and best practices in digital innovation. Some of the leading brands in Asia shared at the event, including Great Eastern Life, Malaysia Airlines and DBS Bank.Though best known for…
  • IoT rides on rocketing broadband speed, coverage

    ronsunday
    30 Jul 2015 | 8:09 pm
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to generate more than 20 zettabytes, or 20 trillion gigabytes, of data by 2025, underlined by the increase in broadband penetration and access speeds, a study by Seagate Technology shows.According to the research, broadband speeds in the region are expected to be the fastest in the world and quadruple to 87 Mbps in a decade, compared to a forecasted average of 72 Mbps globally.This means that a two-hour high definition movie can be downloaded in 7 minutes as compared to approximately 28 minutes today.While Asia Pacific leads in terms of speed,…
  • Digitization boosts demand for software-defined tech

    ronsunday
    30 Jul 2015 | 7:48 pm
    The digitization of “everything” is driving a fast moving trend whereby datacenter hardware resources are being homogenized, and customized hardware platforms are shifting towards software control, orchestration, and service delivery solutions, according to IDC’s recent Asia Pacific C-Suite Barometer 2015 Report.This demand has also resulted in the emergence of software defined infrastructure (SDI) solutions, which operate independent of any hardware-specific dependencies and are programmatically extensible.IDC sees the same digital transformation trend in Asia Pacific and believes that…
  • Streaming content drives up demand for home Wi-Fi

    ronsunday
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:16 am
    Nearly two-thirds (63%) of global consumers have issues with Wi-Fi at home, a likely consequence of the growing number of connected media devices and a tremendous opportunity for service providers to improve connectivity issues.According to the 2015 Arris Consumer Entertainment Index (CEI), the average household worldwide has six media devices connected to its Wi-Fi network, spending almost 6.5 hours each week streaming a subscription service.Moreover, four out of five (81%) of those who stream now do so at least weekly, up from 72% just last year.There is a clear connection between Wi-Fi and…
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  • What is Remarketing?

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    21 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
    Re-marketing? What’s that? In simple and plain words – remarketing can be termed as a process or a technique which is used by webmasters to re-target people who left your website without completing a specific goal or in most cases an inquiry or a purchase. Often you see in your analytics dashboard that certain people were every interested in your goal, they spent a lot of time on your website but evidently they did NOT complete the goal. There could be a thousand reasons as to why this happened. These people who are targeted again – or rather re-targeted are known as…
  • Windows Shortcuts I

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    19 Jul 2015 | 8:32 pm
    Windows Shortcuts really helps you do more and achieve more productivity. Come on – is this really something to be told. Heck Yes! We see a lot of guys who have a problem of being mousaholics They just cant operate their computer without a mouse. This is especially for those guys who really want to boost up their productivity by effective use of the keypad. Some basic everyday use shortcut keys. These are the ones you use everyday. Nothing grand about that, this is every day stuff. Copy a selected item: Ctrl+C Cut a selected item: Ctrl+X Paste a selected item: Ctrl+V Undo an action:…
  • How to Disable Startup Programs from your computer

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    17 Jul 2015 | 9:49 pm
    When you buy a new computer it works great and is fast as promised by your vendor. But as days and months pass by your computer starts going slow. Ever wondered why that happens? The next time you check with your vendor – they have a good solution for you, upgrade the RAM. Upgrade this, Upgrade that and you are often required to shell out more money from your pockets. Is that really essential? One of my friend who is not really a big techie always complains “My computer takes a long time to boot, Can I do something about it?” Most certainly yes! What happens is when you…
  • How-Tos with Continued Learning

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    16 Jul 2015 | 5:32 am
    We at Continued Learning believe strongly in helping people Learn How – To do stuff, especially when it comes to Computing. We hope you find this series very information and educative. This is our bit of Social responsibility towards Learning as an Objective. Starting from 16-08-2015 Enjoy! The post How-Tos with Continued Learning appeared first on Blog Continued.
  • Core Java with Continued Learning Pune

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    16 Jul 2015 | 3:06 am
    Core Java Training in Pune Does Java really need an introduction? Honestly we dont think so. But still for those who really are unaware of Java. Java is a general purpose computer programming language which was initially developed James Gosling at Sun Microsystems. Java as a language is concurrent, class-based, Object Oriented and is specifically designed to have few implementation dependencies as possible making it as a choice of language for millions of applications out there. Especially developers love the principle of Write one, Run anywhere – which means that once compiled Java…
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