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  • Quote of the Day – September 19, 2014 Blog Editorial Staff
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    “Tend to the people, and they will tend to the business.” – John Maxwell The post Quote of the Day – September 19, 2014 appeared first on Blog.
  • Quote of the Day – September 18, 2014 Blog Editorial Staff
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” -Vincent Van Gogh The post Quote of the Day – September 18, 2014 appeared first on Blog.
  • 5 Content Marketing Metrics That Matter

    CyberAlert Blog
    William Comcowich
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:43 am
    Almost all marketers agree content marketing is important. But an overwhelming 85% admit their content is only somewhat effective, or less so, at generating revenue. Why isn’t content marketing strategy as effective as marketers would like? Because they aren’t measuring what matters. Marketing metrics must provide valid insights and demonstrate the connection between marketing and [...]The post 5 Content Marketing Metrics That Matter appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • Marketing with Video: Distribution Tips for High Hits

    13 Sep 2014 | 10:29 pm
    You just made a killer video. Now, where do you share it? Most marketers want to share their creation on social media. As far as a marketing strategy, though, they’re at a loss as to what to do. Social media alone probably won’t make you a superstar. Here’s what will. Use Metadata By tagging your video with a concise description that contains the right keywords, your metadata will let search engines know what’s in your video. This allows them to index it properly in the search engines. Since the search engines cannot parse your video for content, they need some other…
  • How to be super organised at work

    Joanne Dewberry
    Joanne Dewberry
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    Let’s face it, it’s not always easy to be super organised at work, but if you’re keen to combat the chaos in your office, there are certain things you can do. For example, the following top tips could make your day-to-day life at work that bit easier and calmer. Select the perfect office furniture First […] The post How to be super organised at work appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
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    CyberAlert Blog

  • The Best Quotes and Advice from 2014 Measurement Week

    William Comcowich
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Measurement Week has come and gone. Over the past few days, communicators worldwide participated in the campaign by sharing their research and advice for effective measurement techniques. Events like Measurement Week spark pivotal discussions among industry leaders. These discussions are learning opportunities for PR pros worldwide to improve their measurement programs — and prove their [...]The post The Best Quotes and Advice from 2014 Measurement Week appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • Public Relations Tactics of the 21st Century

    William Comcowich
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    When Airbnb launched in 2008, naysayers like The New York Times’ David Brooks doubted its business approach. Who would stay in a stranger’s house when you can book a nearby hotel? But times have changed: customers are placing less trust in businesses and relying more on a peer-to-peer economy. Public trust in business has dropped [...]The post Public Relations Tactics of the 21st Century appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • Send PR Pitches before 11 a.m., Say Journalists in Muck Rack Survey

    William Comcowich
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:16 pm
    70% of journalists prefer to receive story pitches before 11 a.m., according to a recent survey by Muck Rack. Muck Rack surveyed its network of 25,000+ journalists to better understand their preferences and news gathering techniques and published its findings. The report offers information that can help public relations professionals considerably with their media relations [...]The post Send PR Pitches before 11 a.m., Say Journalists in Muck Rack Survey appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • 5 Content Marketing Metrics That Matter

    William Comcowich
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:43 am
    Almost all marketers agree content marketing is important. But an overwhelming 85% admit their content is only somewhat effective, or less so, at generating revenue. Why isn’t content marketing strategy as effective as marketers would like? Because they aren’t measuring what matters. Marketing metrics must provide valid insights and demonstrate the connection between marketing and [...]The post 5 Content Marketing Metrics That Matter appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • 10 Blogging Tools to Generate Content Ideas and Maximize Distribution

    William Comcowich
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    No software tool can help bloggers cut corners on content creation. Great content requires great writing, period. But many different software tools that can aid in idea generation and content distribution. The following tools free up time in your content marketing strategy so you can put even more time into composing content:  Idea-Generating Tools Quora. [...]The post 10 Blogging Tools to Generate Content Ideas and Maximize Distribution appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
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    Sprout Social

  • Social Lets Insurance Companies Explore Their Lighter Side

    Jennifer Beese
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    Not every brand has a highly-desired product. Consider how many times the average consumer thinks about clothing or electronics. Now consider how many times that same person thinks about life insurance. The stats would skew far in favor of the former rather than the latter. That’s not to say that people don’t need insurance, but it’s not usually something that they love shopping for. It’s easier to succeed in social media when you have an easily sellable product, but “unsexy” products — like insurance — tend to fall on the more challenging end of the marketing spectrum.
  • Pinterest Analytics: How They Influence More Than Just Pins

    Jennifer Beese
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    Success with social media campaigns requires knowing what is and isn’t working on your end. Regular analysis of your performance and monitoring of social metrics can give you that knowledge. And although it’s tempting to focus on popular metrics (such as follower counts, comments, and shares), we’ve seen how how diving deeper into analytics can reveal valuable insight into fan engagement. Understanding what content resonates best with an audience is a critical goal of any content marketing campaign, but especially on Pinterest. A major driver behind referral traffic and sales, the…
  • Strengthen Your Content Exposure With These Video SEO Tips

    Jennifer Beese
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Both social media and SEO contribute to the overall organic success of your digital presence. Like SEO, social media platforms increase your opportunity for exposure and connection with customers. Marketers are achieving this today through video. Whether it’s a six-second Vine or a two-minute YouTube clip, video content is a major element of brands’ marketing strategies. As the medium becomes a more permanent part of your content strategy, it’s increasingly important that you’re creating with SEO best practices in mind. Here are some tips on how you can improve your video SEO.
  • What You Need to Know About Twitter’s E-commerce Features

    Jennifer Beese
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Social media dominates nearly every aspect of consumer life, and so it’s no surprise that 74 percent of buyers rely on these networks to guide their purchases. In fact, it’s been predicted that U.S. consumers will spend $327 billion online in 2016. Although that’s still two years away, major players like Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter have been preparing features specifically designed to help brands boost e-commerce sales. Twitter in particular has ramped up its preparation, and recently confirmed testing of a new way to discover and buy products on the social platform. Here we take a…
  • Inside the Virality of Social Charity Campaigns

    Elizabeth Harper
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    The Ice Bucket Challenge took the world by storm this summer, and as the latest charitable effort to become a social media phenomenon, it has caught the attention of the business world. Although brands won’t be able to replicate these charitable campaigns exactly, the success of philanthropic ventures can be a great source of social media inspiration. Though we’ve seen brands doing great things with viral video and weird content, in many ways charities seem to have the advantage in viral-friendly content campaigns. In part, it’s the nature of philanthropy that helps them…
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    Start My Consulting Business

  • Your worst consulting stories–and how to prevent these mistakes

    Greg Miliates
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. I’ve been getting some REALLY interesting emails from you about the biggest, worst consulting stories & mistakes you’ve made with pricing. Here are 2 I want to share where LOTS of money was lost: and: Have you been in a similar situation–wanted the work or the client or thought/hoped it’d lead to further work? Are you afraid you’ll make similar consulting mistakes–maybe working for HALF of what you’re worth, or lose out on $10′s of thousands of dollars…
  • The time I lost $1,200 by not shutting up (how NOT to discuss your consulting rate)

    Greg Miliates
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. The other day, I shared my awkward, cringe-worthy consulting story (one of them…) from my earliest consulting days, where I called a client who I’d worked with from my previous job, and stammered something like, “I just wanted to let you know that I’m available for consulting, and, um…wondered if you had any projects you might need help with…?” Today, we’re going to talk about how to discuss your consulting rate. Lots of you shared your cringe-worthy…
  • What should I charge? (why the most common advice is wrong)

    Greg Miliates
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. Whether you’ve been consulting for years or haven’t yet landed your first client, what I’m covering here applies to you. And it addresses one of the biggest questions you ask: What should I charge? First, I’m going to talk about one of the most common pieces of advice about consulting, why that advice is dead wrong, and how it’s sabotaging your business. Then, I’ll give you a hint of what I have in store over the next few days for you. The most common consulting advice,…
  • The 1 question you need to answer when you start consulting

    Greg Miliates
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. There’s a question you need to answer when you start consulting (or any business) that’s crucial to your success. Once you know the question, it’ll seem ridiculously obvious. But still, few ask it, and fewer still know how to answer it. Before I show you what I mean, here’s an example of what you might be doing right now as you start consulting. Keep in mind that starting a consulting business is, essentially, learning a new skill: the skill of building a successful business.
  • The surprising thing you told me about getting clients

    Greg Miliates
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. Thanks to those of you who took a minute to complete the recent survey. Your answers showed some interesting themes and uncovered something surprising about getting clients. Also, congrats to Kim R. who won the $100 Amazon gift card that I gave away during the survey! Quick summary of your survey results Interestingly, the things that Kim R. said echoed what many of you said: She wants to go from a single client to more clients, and boost her income along the way. Most of you said something similar,…
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    Enlarge. Excel. Evolve.

  • "On Bonding and Deeper Relationships"-Mini Stories

    12 Sep 2014 | 1:32 am
    Here are some mini-stories on human bonding and deeper relationships:-Bonding and Higher emotionsThe disciple, “Guruji, I am very disturbed these days. Are we basically selfish? Are our base feelings stronger than higher emotions? Does our communication reveal our selfishness? Are selfish thoughts the first to come in our mind, even in case of a tragedy? And most importantly are we all selfish or some of us are?”The Guru, “You have fired a volley of questions. Let me answer in brief one by one. Firstly, to make it simple we can have a scale where one end represents base feelings and the…
  • "Lessons in Authenticity" and other Mini Stories

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:24 am
    Lessons in authenticity....from unexpected quartersChallenging our own beliefs is probably the toughest lifelong battle. Nearly two years back when I was struggling as an entrepreneur, an unexpected lesson came from unexpected quarters.I was sitting with a successful webpreneur who is a good friend. I shared with him that I wanted to migrate from professor mode to entrepreneur mode and requested his guidance to do the same. And pat came the most surprising reply.He told me, "Just be yourself. I made the same mistake you are planning to. I am a techie and I wanted to move to entrepreneur mode.
  • From Branding to Bonding-A Presentation

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:45 am
    The process of brand building and bonding / connecting with clients— authorSTREAM (@authorSTREAM) August 25, 2014 From Branding to Bonding from DrAmit Nagpal
  • Dr Vipul Gupta-An Inspiring Success Story

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    An inspiring story of integrity, of pioneering efforts in neurosciences and mega success Dr Vipul Gupta-An Inspiring Success Story from Vipul Gupta
  • Data Data Everywhere and not a Drop of "Story"

    5 Aug 2014 | 11:42 pm
    I was fortunate to listen to Dr Bala V Balachandran sometime back. A US based management Guru and Faculty at Kellogs, he is the Founder of Great Lakes Institute of Management (and Co-Founder of MDI, Gurgaon and ISB, Hyderabad). What struck me were Dr Bala's words, "Today there is obesity of data, yet starvation of information." There is too much data out there, still lack of relevant information and information presented properly in formats such as story.(Read the full article on LinkedIn)
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    Business + Economy – Articles – The Conversation

  • Small, not big data key to working out what consumers want

    Peter Swan, Professor of Finance at UNSW Australia Business School
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Consumers are faced with myriad choices when they come to buy a car. ShutterstockCorporations everywhere are hoovering up petabytes of data in a bid to understand and predict consumer preferences. But what if they’re missing the point, and should instead focus on “small data”? First, some history. In 1844, French engineer Jules Dupuit developed a concept that later became known as consumer surplus. He posed what has become a familiar problem even today: if, for example, the government is planning a new Sydney Harbour crossing, should it be built and, if so, how should the cost be…
  • Don't believe the unemployment rate? Here's what's happening

    Tim Robinson, Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute at University of Melbourne
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:24 pm
    It's worth contemplating what's really driving Australia's unemployment rate. Metro Centric/Flickr, CC BYThe unemployment rate is one of the most closely followed macroeconomic indicators. Of importance in its own right, it tells us about the level of spare capacity in the economy and provides information about likely future developments in inflation. Recent fluctuations in the unemployment rate have surprised many economists. In July, the unemployment rate jumped by 0.3 percentage points to 6.4% – its highest level in twelve years – only to be unwound in the August release.
  • Key events in the tumultuous life of the floated Aussie dollar

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Punching above its weight? The Aussie dollar has captured the attention of Australians and international investors alike. Rebecca Le May/AAP Punching above its weight? The Aussie dollar has captured the attention of Australians and international investors alike. Rebecca Le May/AAP Further reading The float Australia had to have? Intervene or wait? The RBA faces a tricky path to a lower dollar Reasons we should expect a lower Australian dollar The boom has made the dollar a dazzler, but Australia is hardly a safe haven Explainer: what a strong Australian dollar actually means Major influences…
  • G20 host Australia faces hard truths of multinational profit shifting

    Kerrie Sadiq, Professor of Taxation, QUT Business School at Queensland University of Technology
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:34 pm
    The Finance Ministers meeting in Cairns is a chance for Treasurer Joe Hockey to show leadership on OECD-recommended tax reform. Dan Himbrechts/AAPThe G20 Finance Ministers have the opportunity this weekend to endorse the initial recommendations of the OECD on how to address the global problem of multinational tax avoidance. The work of the OECD on the issue to date is substantial. Most notable is the adoption by many nations, including Australia, of the Common Reporting Standard for the automatic exchange of tax information. This standard will allow significant inroads to be made into tax…
  • Renewing federalism: Increasing the GST will increase inequality

    Scott Brenton, Lecturer in Political Science at University of Melbourne
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:48 pm
    Proponents of increasing the GST ignore its implications for equality. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.comThe reform of Australia’s federation is under review. In this special series, we ask leading Australian academics to begin a debate on renewing federalism, from tax reform to the broader issues of democracy. While many argue increasing or expanding the GST is the central fiscal reform required when it comes tackle the lopsided state-Commonwealth funding relationship, the University of Melbourne’s Scott Brenton argues that it will come at a cost to equality. Tax reform is often…
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    Birds on the Blog

  • How to Find the Right Imagery to Promote Your Business

    20 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    We have all heard the phrase ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’. After all, humans are predominantly visual creatures. In the world of work, it’s therefore highly important that businesses choose the right images that truly reflect their brand. Customers are 40% more likely to respond to photo-led marketing materials over superfluous text. The […] The post How to Find the Right Imagery to Promote Your Business appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • Are you a squirrel?

    Lesley Morrissey
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:10 am
    No – not one of those little furry creatures, but one of those people who simply can’t bear to throw things out?  My Mum had the Squirrel syndrome really badly, when she died I found all sorts of weird things tucked away – just in case.  Admittedly, she had been a young woman during the […] The post Are you a squirrel? appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • Spider Suffering!

    Amy Havok
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    As you may or may not know (you will definitely know if you know me in real life or follow me on Twitter) but I have a massive phobia of spiders, even the small ones that most people don’t mind like money spiders. I don’t know how to describe why I don’t like them, but […] The post Spider Suffering! appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • 5 Steps to Positive Thinking

    Colleen Conger
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Why does it seem like some people are always happy while others are not? Is it truly possible to have a positive mindset all of the time? If you’ve ever wondered what the secret is to being happy, you’ll be surprised to know that there IS something you can do about it – right now. […] The post 5 Steps to Positive Thinking appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • Why Apple really need to do some qualitative market research

    Maya Middlemiss
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Now don’t get me wrong, I love Apple’s products. I’ve been using them for years and could never go back to a Windows life. I love my iPhone and my iPad and I have recently plonked down an eye-watering sum for a new MacBook Pro -which is definitely the best laptop I have ever used, […] The post Why Apple really need to do some qualitative market research appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
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    Interpersonal Communication Blog

  • Closing the Gap between Intent and Impact

    Mark Coburn
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:11 am
    When somebody lets you down, stop assuming. Instead, ask about intent. Center for Creative Leadership
  • Making Learning Stick: 1 Idea, 3 Facts, 5 Tips

    Mark Coburn
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:13 pm
    Learning transfer is a hot topic among development professionals. Are people applying what they learn, in real time, when it matters most? Center for Creative Leadership
  • Scrutinize Your Billing

    Mark Coburn
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:12 am
    Scrutinize Your Billing We hope you’re been with us as we’re walking through our eight ways to “stay from behind the 8 ball” in your practice’s financial matters. This week we’re on #6 :Scrutinize Your Billing. *Review your client billing. Your … Continue reading → ICS WorkplaceCommunication, Carolyn Shadle, PhD and John Meyer, PhD
  • 10 Ways to Keep the Learning Going

    Mark Coburn
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:13 pm
    What can you do to weave learning and development into your work? And as a manager of others or a talent leader, how can you make learning accessible, applicable and ongoing? Center for Creative Leadership
  • Financial Management: Get the Right Tools

    Mark Coburn
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    Get the Right Tools for Your Financial Management Tasks  If you’ve ever tried repairs in your home, you know that the work progresses better when you are working with the right tools. A dull saw? A screw driver that is … Continue reading → ICS WorkplaceCommunication, Carolyn Shadle, PhD and John Meyer, PhD
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    Theme Park Post

  • Moody Gardens reveals new SpongeBob SquarePants ice sculpture attraction plan

    F Depraetere
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    (Theme Park News) Moody Gardens and Nickelodeon have revealed a first glimpse at ICE LAND: Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants. Master ice carvers from Harbin, China will create towering ice sculptures from 900 tons of ice to open November 15 in Galveston, Texas. A portion of the Moody Gardens central parking lot is the staging […]
  • Oregon Zoo lays tracks for new train route

    F Depraetere
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:39 am
    (Zoo News) Crews continue laying tracks for the new Oregon Zoo railway, which is just a few months away from reopening after being offline for nearly a year. Circling a 20-foot-high elevated trestle in the forest north of Elephant Lands, the new ride will take visitors along a route optimized for spectacular views of animals […]
  • World leading primate expert joins Bristol Zoo

    F Depraetere
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:33 am
    (Zoo News) A world-leading primate expert has just been appointed as the new head of conservation science of the Bristol Zoological Society. Dr Gráinne McCabe will head up the conservation science and research team at the Bristol Zoological Society – which operates Bristol Zoo Gardens and the new Wild Place Project at Cribbs Causeway. Gráinne […]
  • Valleyfair to add aquatic attractions for 2015 season

    F Depraetere
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:43 am
    (Waterpark News) Thrill seekers will soon be able to submerge themselves in even more fun in the sun as Valleyfair announces a 2015 expansion of Soak City Waterpark. New for 2015 is a massive water slide complex with six new slides. Breakers Pipeline will feature four tube slides that will enclose riders in a capsule, […]
  • New 4D attraction film for thejuice

    F Depraetere
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    (Attractions News) The Juice has signed an exclusive deal to distribute the new 4D attraction film Boys vs Girls which is currently in production and will be available for licensing March 2015. Boys vs Girls brings a lighthearted new dimension in the battle of the sexes. Girls are from Venus, Boys are from Mars and […]
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    Andy Hayes - Creative Web Producer

  • How often should you update your web design?

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

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

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

    12 Apr 2014 | 5:02 pm
    FYI: I’m running another mastermind class for Portland, Oregon based businesses – signups end Thursday, April 17th. RSVP here. When I started my business nearly 7 years ago, I never thought of myself as a teacher – and yet, when I look back, that’s what I’ve been doing the entire time. My first paying gig was teaching small businesses in tourism and hospitality how the web was changing and they need to react, because their customers were all online already. Many of those businesses then hired my team to help them build websites and teach them how to drive their…
  • How to Build An Audience (My Pioneer Nation Workshop)

    29 Mar 2014 | 6:22 pm
    I had the pleasure yesterday of speaking at Chris Guillebeau’s inaugural Pioneer Nation, an intimate event centered around helping aspiring and early-stage ‘solopreneurs’ get on the fast track to success (and perhaps a better idea of what success means!). My talk was on how to build an audience – based on my learnings on how Plum Deluxe has exploded in the past few months; this year, we’re launching our own product line, entertaining guides, and a nationwide event program.  Holy carp, how did that happen? (HINT: Want to stay apprised of all our awesome new…
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  • Improve Customer Satisfaction Today In Three Steps

    Dr. Jan West, Ph.D.
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Nothing has a bigger impact on your company’s profitability than customer satisfaction. Every increase in your satisfaction rating translates directly into larger and more frequent orders, and positive word of... Read More » The post Improve Customer Satisfaction Today In Three Steps appeared first on NBRI.
  • How to Measure Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty

    Dr. Jan West, Ph.D.
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    Many companies don’t know how to measure customer satisfaction, although most companies agree that customer satisfaction is an important factor in profitability and increasing revenue. The best way to gauge... Read More » The post How to Measure Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty appeared first on NBRI.
  • How to Win Back the Customers Who Walked Away From Your Business

    Dr. Jan West, Ph.D.
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    No one is immune to mistakes, but some mistakes have more severe consequences than others. For businesses, one of the worst consequences of errors is lost customers. But sometimes it is hard... Read More » The post How to Win Back the Customers Who Walked Away From Your Business appeared first on NBRI.
  • Why Public Opinion Plays a Big Role in Election Results

    Dr. Jan West, Ph.D.
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Potential voters need to know who you are and what you stand for whether you are running for president of the United States or a local school board position. Voters... Read More » The post Why Public Opinion Plays a Big Role in Election Results appeared first on NBRI.
  • What Patients Are Really Looking for at Your Hospital

    Dr. Jan West, Ph.D.
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Long before people get sick or injured, many develop a distinct opinion about which hospital they would choose if they ever needed it. While the location of the hospital may... Read More » The post What Patients Are Really Looking for at Your Hospital appeared first on NBRI.
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    Simply stated business

  • Communication Vehicle Template Puts You in Driver’s Seat

    Cathy Miller
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:32 am
    How do you decide which business communication vehicle is the best one? Do you choose the one you like to do? Or do you think about what your reader likes? Do you write business communication yourself or outsource it to a professional? Are Your Business Communication Vehicles Driving You offered a roadmap of ideas for making the best selection. This is Part 3 of the sneak peek into the work-in-progress ebook, Developing Your Business Marketing Plan: A 10-Part Plan for Success. It offers another template from the book. Communication Vehicle Template How often do you sit down and plan your…
  • Your Marketing Task Budget Calculator

    Cathy Miller
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Do you plan your marketing tasks for the year? Or are you more of a fly by the seat of your pants marketer? What about a budget for those marketing tasks? If you’re a small business, you may not calculate the cost for each marketing task. Especially the tasks you do yourself. Let’s figure out what kind of budget we have for marketing. Or content management Or business communication Or whatever else you want to call your plan Introducing a SIMPLE (what else?) marketing task budget calculator to help in your planning Sample Marketing Task Budget Calculator What I’ve found is…
  • Your Vision Template for Next Year

    Cathy Miller
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Fall is right around the corner and many of us set our vision on next year. At least for our business. We’re not giving up on this year. We’re simply planning ahead. You are planning ahead? Right? Would you like a little help? Over the next three posts, I’ll provide you free copies of  business communication templates. My Vision Template for You The templates are from my work-in-progress book, Developing Your Business Marketing Plan: A 10-Part Plan for Success. The title is also a work-in-progress. What I found is the templates work for developing a marketing plan, a…
  • Customer Service Surprises Produce Magic

    Cathy Miller
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Too often good customer service is a surprise to us. We have become so accustomed to bad service, we view the opposite as the exception to the rule. Sad, isn’t it? How can you turn that view around? One way is by surprising your customers In a good way The following are examples of customer service surprises that help create loyal customers. Customer Service Surprises Why do we overcomplicate customer service? We create statistics and benchmarks We dissect, analyze and complain about it We know good customer service trumps any marketing ad campaign. Right? Think about it. When you…
  • Customer Service Warning: When Speed Kills

    Cathy Miller
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Seventy-six seconds. That’s the average time an online customer will wait. We want information NOW. Is it any wonder there are so many customer service complaints? Can customer service be too speedy? Does speed kill the customer service experience? The following are customer-saving slowdowns to consider. Customer Service Speed Isn’t technology amazing? As a card-carrying boomer, I am amazed at the technological advances in my lifetime (so far). The internet connection Computers, laptops, tablets Cell phones, smartphones Software, apps, cloud computing We forget what life was…
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  • Revisiting 2014′s Top Tech Predictions

    Steve Browell
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:48 am
    Back in January I outlined my predictions on the hottest tech changes I expected to see in 2014. With the year well advanced, I examine how these technologies have developed and what challenges and opportunities have emerged. 1. Bring-Your-Own-Wearables (BYOW) I predicted that 2014 would be the year that employees began to bring their own wearable technology to work. While … Continued
  • Can Shelf Edge Digital Signage Deliver ROI For Retailers?

    Christina Bowe
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:34 am
    Every retailer knows shelf signs are important selling tools. These are silent salesmen, influencing shoppers to make purchases while they’re standing in the aisles, considering the products. When it comes to offering a return on investment, shelf edge digital signage brings a host of elements. The most obvious is the ability to instantly react to … Continued
  • How To Keep ERP Complexity Out Of The Spotlight

    Jacques Adriaansen
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    As everyone knows, one of the immutable laws of the relentless passage of time is that things change. Everything from places we know, to things we like, and even the people we love are subject to the whims of change – so why should technology be any different? This seems to be the thought process … Continued
  • A Mobile Strategy For Guaranteeing An Engaged Audience

    Russell Loarridge
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    Time spent on mobile continues to explode, now at more than 23% of all time spent with media. Yet, most companies are just in the experimentation phase of how to use the full capabilities of consumers’ mobile devices to drive their business forward. What many have found is that mobile devices extend and expand the … Continued
  • How Green Is A Green Data Centre?

    Roger Keenan
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:33 am
    The public has become increasingly aware of data centres over the last few years. In parallel, there has also been a steep increase in public awareness of environmental issues. Despite this, the idea of a green data centre has not been taken up by the media yet. This is set to change. The data centre … Continued
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    Hustle Bear - by Judd Weiss

  • Photos: Atlas Shrugged Part 3 “Who Is John Galt” Movie Behind The Scenes – January 2014

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

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

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

    Judd Weiss
    9 Apr 2013 | 5:16 pm
    Tweet WARNING: Reader discretion is strongly advised ;) So, homosexuals are disgusting perverts who are trying to destroy the sanctity of marriage, of our society, and of our children’s minds. I get it. Gay sex is unnatural, disturbing, and we must stop this cancer of repulsive behavior from spreading. Just one thing… We’re faced with a LARGER more troubling epidemic that also needs our attention. It’s something more unnatural, more vile, and more repugnant than even homosexual filth. I’m talking about fat people having sex with each other. Fat people fucking…
  • Music Pick: Nero

    Judd Weiss
    4 Apr 2013 | 4:39 pm
    Tweet  Nero – Welcome Reality Innocence My Eyes Guilt Crush On You Must Be The Feeling Won’t You (Be There) (Click image for   I’m actually enjoying the rise of dubstep over the last couple years. I’m glad all our favorite drum and bass acts are now dubstep. There’s definitely some cool stuff coming out. But much like any other popular music trend ever, much of the scene is quickly growing stale. In my opinion, some of the best music in the dubstep scene aren’t the purists, but the artists willing to incorporates styles outside of…
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  • Marketing with Video: Distribution Tips for High Hits

    13 Sep 2014 | 10:29 pm
    You just made a killer video. Now, where do you share it? Most marketers want to share their creation on social media. As far as a marketing strategy, though, they’re at a loss as to what to do. Social media alone probably won’t make you a superstar. Here’s what will. Use Metadata By tagging your video with a concise description that contains the right keywords, your metadata will let search engines know what’s in your video. This allows them to index it properly in the search engines. Since the search engines cannot parse your video for content, they need some other…
  • Cool Wheels: Driving an Ice Cream Truck Business on a Dime

    6 Sep 2014 | 9:04 am
    What’s cooler than the sound of the ice cream man roaming through you neighborhood? The sound of cold-hard, cash hitting your register, that’s what. Starting an ice cream truck business used to be difficult. You had to solve major logistical problems, like how to get the truck refrigerated so that the ice cream wouldn’t melt. Of course, today, all of that is solved with commercial freezers installed in the back of the truck. But that doesn’t mean that all of the problems associated with starting an ice cream business are solved.  You Still Have To Choose An Ideal Location Location is…
  • Florida Embraces Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Crowdfunding

    3 Sep 2014 | 1:01 am
    Central Florida is home to a thriving entrepreneurial community that increasingly benefits from crowdfunding. This trend, and crowdfunding’s evolving forms, including equity crowdfunding, has been recognized by GrowFL, an economic development program focused on Florida’s second-stage companies. Recently, GrowFL gathered some of the state’s crowdfunding leaders for a discussion moderated by Carlton Fields Jorden Burt shareholder Seth Joseph Mr. Joseph noted that equity crowdfunding is a relatively recent phenomenon made possible by the SEC’s October 2013 reversal of a regulation…
  • 3 Innovative Storage Ideas for Your Small Business

    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The construction industry is relatively buoyant at the moment, thanks primarily to widespread economic growth and the positive levels of sentiment that exist within the business sector. As output has continued to deliver a robust performance throughout the second financial quarter, it has become clear that both commercial and residential developers are preparing for a prosperous future. With so much commercial office space being built, however, some businesses are being forced to operate within a confined space with minimal storage. 3 Innovative Storage Solutions for Business Owners With this…
  • Credit Card Processing for Businesses: Why You Should Swipe Not Type

    21 Aug 2014 | 4:44 am
    It seems crazy, in this day and age, that a company wouldn’t accept credit card processing. But, there are many cash-only businesses out there that survive and thrive. At the same time, the companies that accept credit cards have a choice to make: to swipe or type? Here’s why you should consider swiping instead of the old-school method. It’s Easier Companies, like, make taking online payments easy. But it’s not always easy to swipe a card if you’re an online merchant. If you’re a duel merchant, though, you have options. And, one of those options is to just send the…
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    Stock Prices Today » Stock News

  • Amazon Down As Stocks Are Mixed

    Pete Southern
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:50 am
    Wall Street is showing positive direction Wednesday as investors are beginning to believe tensions are easing off between Kiev and Moscow. By late morning, the Dow Jones had advanced 0.4% to 17,129, while the Nasdaq Composite consolidated slightly to 4,591.4 points. Gaining ground amid geopolitical risk reduction. Tensions have eas Read more ...
  • Market Hits New Highs Then Stalls

    Pete Southern
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Wall Street took advantage of two poor figures to go register new highs during the first hour of trading then followed by nothing. Complete stagnation for US indices with a volatility of 0.15% for no less than three and a half hours (the S&P500 oscillating between 1.996 and 1998.8) before concluding with a gain of 0.48 %. Th Read more ...
  • Apple Hits $100 And The Markets Look Happy

    Pete Southern
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:45 pm
    The US stock markets ended Tuesday with a moderate increase, driven by the release of corporate earnings which were considered encouraging, while Apple’s stock hit $100 for the first time since the stock split this summer. The publication of two statistics, one on housing star Read more ...
  • Stocks Gain Ground On ISM Figures

    Pete Southern
    2 Jul 2014 | 2:21 am
    The New York Stock Exchange regained some ground on Tuesday, with a figure worse than expected in the ISM manufacturing index, soothing fears of a future interest rates hike by the Federal Reserve. At the end of the morning, the Dow Jones had advanced 0.7% to 16,942.8 points, while the Nasdaq Composite moved 0.5% to 4,449.5 points.
  • Stock Markets Head Higher Even Though It Was Friday 13th

    Pete Southern
    15 Jun 2014 | 1:42 pm
    The U.S. stock markets headed up to higher ground on Friday morning, buyers returning to the office after the release of two dismal economic statistics. By late morning, the Dow Jones advanced 0.3% to 16,785.5 points, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.5% to 4316.9 points. The S & P 500 – the benchmark index – mad Read more ...
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  • Zylun Named to 2014 UV50 Fastest Growing Companies

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Last week Zylun was named to the 2014 UV50 fastest growing companies. Zylun was the 4th fastest growing company in Utah Valley. Congrats to all of our amazing employees in both the US and Philippines!! Thank you to all of our clients and employees.
  • 5 Reasons Global Staffing Helps Small Businesses

    21 Aug 2014 | 10:15 am
    Feature image courtesy of Cary Bass-Deschenes via 2014 Flickr 5 Reasons Global Staffing Helps Small Businesses Companies use global staffing in various ways. Depending on their size or setup, they may hire globally for many areas of the company, or for just a few areas. Because larger companies typically have access to additional resources, it’s perfectly understandable for many people to assume that global staffing can only work for established businesses. Small businesses, however, have as much to gain from having a global staffing partner, although they just have to be more selective and…
  • How to Curb Rising Health Care Costs

    15 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    Feature image courtesy of 2014 via Flickr. It’s no secret that health care costs have been steadily increasing in the last decade. But in recent years, the growth of health care spending has reached absurd levels. Consider these: • Cost of preferred provider organization (PPO) plans is expected to increase by 8.7% in 2014; health maintenance organizations (HMO) plans to rise by 8.6% (as reported by the Los Angeles Times, May 2014) * • Average yearly coverage cost for employers and workers is up to $12,535 in 2014 compared to $11,938 in 2013 (according to surveys…
  • August Client Spotlight – BizVision

    13 Aug 2014 | 10:07 am
    BizVision has been one of Zylun’s top clients since early 2012. BizVision specializes in creating innovative video-powered training and communications solutions for various organizations including Caterpillar, Delphi, and the Department of Homeland Security. The video-based webcasts (webinars) they produce are particularly effective in facilitating training for a wide range of fields and professions. In addition to producing and hosting videos, BizVision also provides downloadable PDF training materials, testing and certification, e-commerce support, and chat/email support, among many…
  • Cost Advantages of Hiring through a Global Staffing Partner

    5 Aug 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Feature image courtesy of 2014 via Flickr. Cost Advantages When Hiring Through Global Staffing When discussing the benefits of having a global staffing partner, cost savings always comes up. However, most of the specifics are not touched upon, maybe because cost savings normally vary depending on the nature of the company and the type of business process that’s been outsourced. Having said that, we can still identify some specific areas in business where global staffing can create certain cost advantages. Here are a few of them: Onboarding. The process of integrating new…
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    Joanne Dewberry

  • How to advertise your startup business

    Joanne Dewberry
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    In the early stages of a business, advertising plays a crucial part in attracting new customers and compelling people to buy your products or services. Not only can effective marketing help to create awareness around your brand and promote your objectives, it can also help your business to stand out from competitors. The process of […] The post How to advertise your startup business appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • How to tell the story of your brand

    Joanne Dewberry
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    Whatever business you are in it is easy to get lost in the day to day running and finding new ways to grow your business. Sometimes it’s important to stop for a moment and think what you already have. Are you a long established business? Do you have an interesting story to tell on how […] The post How to tell the story of your brand appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • How to be super organised at work

    Joanne Dewberry
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    Let’s face it, it’s not always easy to be super organised at work, but if you’re keen to combat the chaos in your office, there are certain things you can do. For example, the following top tips could make your day-to-day life at work that bit easier and calmer. Select the perfect office furniture First […] The post How to be super organised at work appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Business Advice – How To Make A Great First Impression

    Joanne Dewberry
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:51 am
    In some cases, all the talking in the world cannot compete with that all-important first impression. Whether you run your own business or your role is mainly client based, you can secure a positive relationship with your prospective customer in the first few seconds – without saying a word! What Can You do? This is […] The post Business Advice – How To Make A Great First Impression appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Business Branding – more than just a logo

    Joanne Dewberry
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:58 am
    Building a brand isn’t just about a slick logo although this helps. Business  branding also plays a role in your visual merchandising and you personally. This is especially true for those of you who will sell/display at events Branded Banner Stands – in my previous post we looked at investing in a banner stand that […] The post Business Branding – more than just a logo appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
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    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies

  • How To Present Effectively With “Utilization”

    Roberto Monaco
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter September 12th, 2014 San Diego, Ca Warm 75 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear 10X Business Builder, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade” This is great advice not only for your life but for your presentations as well. Have you ever prepared for a presentation just to learn, last minute, right before you start, that some things have changed? Have you ever been in a situation where you were literally a couple minutes before start speaking and an unexpected event happens that shifts the energy of the…
  • [Interview] Dr. Chris Zaino – Largest Chiropractic Clinic in the World

    Roberto Monaco
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter September 3rd, 2014 San Diego, Ca 72 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear 10X Business Builder, This week we continue our “Power of 3” interview series where Roberto interviews Dr. Chris Zaino. Dr. Zaino has built the largest chiropractic clinic in the world and during this interview he shares his insights on living a fulfilling life, growing a successful business and the “secret sauce” to having BOTH.   Loving Living Giving Large, Jeff Paro Editor, The 10X Business Letter P.S. - Our presentation and…
  • Avoid these presentation mistakes at ALL costs

    Jeff Paro
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter August 26th, 2014 San Diego, Ca 73 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Do You Make These Presentation Mistakes? Dear 10X Business Builder, We usually send out helpful information on what to do to be an outstanding influencer. In this issue, I want to give you some advice on what not to do. Below are some of the mistakes presenters make that you should avoid at all cost. Rambling We get rewarded in public for what we do in private. Have you ever sat in an audience where the presenter droned on and on about a concept or…
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    Naomi Simson's Blog

  • One hour with Jeff Weiner – Global CEO Linkedin

    Naomi Simson
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:15 pm
    When you are given the opportunity of an hour with the CEO of the world’s largest professional network, i.e. the 313 million people who are part of the global LinkedIn network, you know it is a significant moment in your career. Instantly my mind started racing – What did I want to know? His journey to leadership? His vision for the future? How he aligns the team to the company’s mission? Or even how he comes up with ideas for his LinkedIn posts? (The last one, which I will call the “Venn diagram,” went viral and has attracted more than 600,000 views as at September 15, 2014.) So…
  • 3 things I wish I’d known…

    Naomi Simson
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:25 pm
    I was recently interviewed by AICD (Australian Institute of Company Directors) on three things I wish I’d known… (very pleased I could squeeze all those years and years of hard work into a 2 minute video) Going from urgent to urgent – rather than taking a longer term view. Most businesses in start up phase are in a constant state of ‘urgent’ having a longer term view can all serve greatly the effectiveness of effort. Three things I wish I had known… from Company Directors on Vimeo. The post 3 things I wish I’d known… appeared first on Naomi…
  • There are no shortcuts in leadership

    Naomi Simson
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Thoughts on leadership I was recently interviewed for on my thoughts on leadership – I thought I would share them here too. What is the biggest challenge you face/have faced as a leader in Australian business? At RedBalloon, we work hard to ensure that our employees have a great day at work. Due to this, it can be tough to be taken seriously in Australia, because everyone doesn’t share our belief that a workplace can be a happy environment. There are some people who don’t yet see the value in happy employees and in turn happy customers. People need to feel appreciated,…
  • The dark side to workplace happiness.

    Naomi Simson
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:44 pm
    As I said in a recent LinkedIn post I came across an article from The Guardian entitled The dark side of work place happiness. Of course this peaked my attention – if you took out the words ‘work place’ you end up with “The dark side of happiness”. “What on earth could be the dark side of happiness?” I asked myself. Perhaps if we are having a good time then others will see this and be envious. Happiness does not in fact work like that – happiness has been proven by researchers in numerous studies to be infectious. I read with interest the three…
  • My dad always thought I could… how grateful I am.

    Naomi Simson
    24 Aug 2014 | 5:07 pm
    People have asked me: where to you get your determination and drive? Is it nature or nurture? One thing I know is that my father had a great influence on who I am. And as Fathers Day fast approaches in Australia, I thought it time to publicly acknowledge him. My Dad, taught me the definition of motivation… that simple. He worked hard, laughed loud, and pursues his passions single-mindedly. My Dad, taught me to dream big, to play full out and that I could do anything if I put my heart to it. My Dad always believed in me – even when I did not believe in myself I have never thought that…
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    Negotiation Insights

  • Do You Want to Be Successful? A Better Negotiator? Break These Three Bad Listening Habits

    Mladen Kresic
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    Forging a winning deal depends largely on your ability to gather as much information as possible about the other side’s market position, motivations and goals. This holds equally true at the organizational, departmental and personal levels. Better information means a more finely tuned value argument and increased credibility, both of which mean more positive leverage that will help you close. Behind-the-scenes research with your team as you prepare to negotiate is a vital aspect of information gathering; the rest is gleaned from how you engage the other side in conversation. This may seem…
  • Negotiation Mistakes: Misguided Integrity

    Mladen Kresic
    6 Aug 2014 | 9:15 am
    Negotiating with integrity is central to the Win Wisely™ approach; after all, if we are in search of positive leverage to artfully move the other side closer to our way of thinking, we must have integrity. Integrity gives us the foundation to make value arguments that are believable. When we are perceived as people who constantly play games with the truth and are slippery during discussion of the challenges, our leverage predictably erodes. However, there are situations in which being too forthright needlessly damages your position and erodes your leverage as surely as being untruthful…
  • When Emotions Compromise Your Negotiation Leverage

    Mladen Kresic
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:51 am
    Successful businesspeople like to think of themselves as rational beings that apply thorough analysis to get optimal outcomes. Of course, this is not always the case. We’re humans, not optimizing machines: We’re biased towards doing business with people we like and trust; we succumb to pride when a calmer perspective would have yielded a better outcome for everybody; we get emotionally invested in a deal and can lose focus of its true merits. It is easy to become emotionally invested in a deal, especially a complex one that has required a large time and resource commitment from you and…
  • Unprincipled Concessions Cost You Money at the Negotiating Table

    Mladen Kresic
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:07 am
    Spot Them, Avoid Them and Close Faster Unprincipled concessions are concessions not tied to a credible business rationale. Years of research show us that this simple business negotiation mistake costs companies between 9 and 18% of their gross operating revenue. The most basic negotiation example of an unprincipled concession is this: To test your negotiation acumen or your value proposition, your client asks for a large up-front discount. You immediately agree without reference to the value of your solution, thus making an unprincipled concession. At this point, the potential client is…
  • Negotiation Success Range (NSR)™: Understanding Walkaway Positions so Neither Side Walks Away

    Mladen Kresic
    18 Jun 2014 | 4:00 am
    One of our tools for helping clients prepare a winning negotiations strategy is the Negotiation Success Range (NSR)™, which identifies the conditions under which both parties will be satisfied. And if those conditions satisfy both sides, but our side likes them more than theirs? That’s OK: A winning deal is never perfectly even. In business, especially when forging long-term relationships, the NSR is critical because the deal should work for both sides, and both sides need to feel like they have won. This is easier said than done. As an example, during negotiation planning the seller’s…
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    Midas Touch

  • Illiteracy and unemployment

    Guest Blog
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    By Adam Stacey In the wake of a recent study, UK business leaders and MPs are calling for a collective attempt to raise reading skills after it was revealed that England had the strongest link between illiteracy and unemployment. Reading, writing and arithmetic are the cornerstones of a basic education; but it has been revealed that one in five young people in the UK leave school without them, and unfortunately, that statistic has not improved since the 1960s. The recent research, commissioned by the Read On, Get On campaign, a coalition of business, schools and charities, found a clear link…
  • Entrepreneurship is Alive, Thriving and Blossoming in the UK

    Guest Blog
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    By Simon Burton, Founder of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards In 2013, British entrepreneurs created a record number of new businesses, according to figures from Start-up Britain. Emma Jones, co-founder of Start-up Britain, believes that from looking at year to year figures from the last three years, the UK’s start-up community is definitely growing. Astonishingly, Government statistics show micro and small businesses represent 95% of all companies and they employ more than 7 million people in the UK. Many start-ups here in the UK are booming, especially the digital industry.
  • How Asking your Staff for Help During a Crisis Brings your Company Closer Together

    Jon Dawson
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    By Jon Dawson  “I want to hear what you think we could do differently or better.” Dave Lewis, Tesco Chief Executive. How would you feel if you were given the opportunity to speak directly to your CEO about your ideas for the company? Or how would you respond to changes to allow your employees to contact you in regard to suggestions or thoughts they may have on your business? This is exactly what Tesco’s new chief executive, Dave Lewis, has brought in with his new role. Lewis is allowing all 500,000 employees to email their ideas directly to him, encouraging staff to help improve…
  • Government Criticised for “Underwhelming” Regional Growth

    Fresh Business Thinking
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:22 am
    By Stephen White, Fresh Business Thinking  Government spending needs to increase if regions are to access all the cash allocated to them. The warning made by the Commons public accounts committee came as part of a larger criticism of central government which failed to spend fast enough, causing considerable sums of money to stagnate with intermediaries, such as councils. According to the committee’s report ‘Promoting Economic Growth Locally’, the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills need to spend more in 2014-15 than the…
  • William (Show and …) Tell “the Apple Shot”!!

    Mark Child
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:25 am
    Shooting an apple off one’s child’s head, known as Apple-shot, is a feat of marksmanship with a bow or crossbow that occurs as a motif in a number of legends in Germanic folklore. It is best known as William Tell’s feat.  Continuing the theme of taking a shot at Apple, I found myself nervously checking the settings on my iPhone and iPad after news of the iCloud incident broke. To my relief I was not using the service and no, no nude photos of me were in circulation – trust me, that’s a blessing! Whilst this incident has unfortunate ramifications for the victims, it has…
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    Latest blog entries

  • Solve a Common Problem on Virtual Teams

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    Virtual teams are a terrific solution for organizations to consider in many cases, but they also offer a common problem and challenge to solve. A study by online project management technology review firm Software Advice surveyed over 600 adults and found that people on virtual teams had very similar perceived issues. Managing Editor Noel Radley wrote an article discussing the results and the three main take-aways from the study. Key Takeaways:   - Thirty-eight percent of team members said communication was difficult on virtual projects, making it the top-cited challenge.
  • Sustaining Great Results - Teleseminar!

    11 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    You don't want to miss an opportunity to listen in on an upcoming teleseminar, where I will be sharing three key areas of focus for sustaining high-performance results with your team. As Mark Sanborn has said, "The greatest danger a team faces isn't that it won't become successful, but that it will… and then cease to improve.” This will be a 45-50 minute live teleseminar on July 30, 2014 from1:30 – 2:30 pm ET for @kevineikenberry  that will share ideas and take-aways to help you maintain engagement and keep your people energized as contributors. Whether your team has been together…
  • UConn Basketball and a Championship Lesson in Patience

    9 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    The 2014 men’s basketball national championship was a well-documented contrast in team dynamics. The UConn starting five consisted of two seniors, two juniors, and a sophomore, while Kentucky started five freshmen – most of which likely planned to use the game as a springboard into the NBA draft. And more than a story of free throws or defensive execution, the game was a story about patience. The comments that UConn players made following their 60-54 victory were focused on the struggle that they had endured together than anything else.  Their team had been saddled with NCAA…
  • 28 Great Quotes to Inspire and Manage Change

    12 Jun 2014 | 3:23 pm
    Change is a continuous and ongoing process. For organizational teams and for individuals, it is the ability to change and grow and adapt to new circumstances, teammates, challenges that determines our competitive advantage. This list of 28 great quotes to inspire and help manage change may be useful to remind yourself and your coworkers of the needs and benefits that motivate successful people to not only welcome it, but to become advocates and champions for progress.   1. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” - Leo Tolstoy 2. “Change…
  • Alaska, Bad Weather and Building an Oil Pipeline

    3 May 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Have you ever work with somebody - or live with somebody – that always seems to be making excuses instead of making an effort? Next time you see them, tell them this story about the Trans-Alaskan Oil Pipeline… Oil was discovered on the northern slope of Alaska in 1968. After the 1973 American oil crisis, and a few legal battles with environmentalists, oil companies started planning the pipeline’s construction. The first section of four-foot-wide pipe was laid in the spring of 1975. By 1977 all 800 miles of pipeline had been welded together at a cost of over $8 billion dollars. About…
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    The Hiring Tips

  • Did The Prospect Really Say That?

    Stan Dubin
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    While watching a bit of news on TV the other day, a short segment was done for job hunters. The theme of the segment was: “what not to say in the interview.”        
  • Is the Prospect a Better Fit Somewhere Else?

    Stan Dubin
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:11 pm
    What if your candidate isn't a good fit for you but would be a great asset for another company? What if you you knew of a specific company where this would apply? Taking this one step further, what if this specific company was your competition? Should you make the effort to refer this candidate? Should you contact the other company and let them know about this prospect?        
  • The Problems and Solutions Interview

    Stan Dubin
    24 Aug 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Let’s say you’re hiring someone for the Office Manager position. What are some of the routine problems for this position? Gather together a list of at least three of these and then ask your applicant how she would solve them.        
  • Interviewing Millenials

    Stan Dubin
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Working with Millennials may be challenging for some. Invigorating for others. Here is a tip to help you in the hiring process.        
  • Hiring the Salesperson, Part Six

    Stan Dubin
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:39 pm
    In the previous Hiring the Salesperson tips, we covered preparation, motivation, prospecting, sales technique and closing. In this tip, let’s discuss the salesperson who has sold something very different from you’re selling.        
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    Activate Group, Inc » Articles

  • Action Plans Lead to Success

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    Action Plans Lead to Success Have you ever wondered why many business plans fail? Do you find that your organizations fail to achieve the key priorities in your plan? You are not alone! Most leaders, if they are honest, will admit that their business planning process is failing. Do you create an annual business plan and find that your team fails to follow through? Do you achieve your financial goals but still fail to achieve the key initiatives? If you do, this is a major issue for your business and a part of the solution is a solid action plan. Failing to Elevate Your Business As a business…
  • How Does Your Level of Trust Affect Performance?

    Howard Shore
    19 Jun 2014 | 12:08 pm
    How Does Your Level of Trust Affect Performance? Do you consider trust as something you have or don’t have? Do you give the same level of trust to everyone and at all times? If you are really aware you will notice that you expect everyone to trust you all the time while you give varying degrees of trust to everyone else. Trust is important because the feeling of having it or not having it affects behavior, critical thinking, creativity, speed, likeability, energy, and overall happiness. In other words, the trust levels in your organization can dramatically affect your…
  • Can A Leader Be Too Trustful?

    Howard Shore
    18 Jun 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Can A Leader Be Too Trustful? Are you mistaking trustful people as being gullible. I found this topic to be of great importance because it is commonly acknowledged that a team cannot function without trust, salespeople cannot get business if their prospects do not trust them, and that it is very difficult to earn someone’s trust without giving it. 6 Common Beliefs About Trust In John Maxwell’s “Monthly Mentoring” session entitled “Trust – The Foundation of Leadership”, he identifies research and data on 6 common beliefs about trust, and you may find the following conclusions…
  • Effective Meetings Have Conflict

    Howard Shore
    11 Jun 2014 | 10:45 am
    Effective Meetings Have Conflict Are your meetings boring? Do your meetings result in everyone feeling more engaged after you are done? How many meetings does it take before you can make a key decision? Are your meetings mainly status updates? Are the meetings dominated by one or two leaders? Is the senior leader dictating to everyone else what they must do? How well aligned are everyone’s priorities? Do leaders hold each other accountable? Do all the leaders really say what they are thinking? Are everyone’s ideas heard? Do people leave feeling stressed? If your meetings fit those…
  • Effective Meetings Require a Purpose

    Howard Shore
    10 Jun 2014 | 10:46 am
    Effective Meetings Require a Purpose Do you want to increase the effectiveness of your meetings? Do you ever wonder whether you belong at a particular meeting? Do you ever wonder what the difference between one meeting and another is? Is it possible that you are talking about too many different topics at your meetings and not going deep enough into any one topic? Did We Achieve Our Purpose As a business coach, I find that defining the purpose of a meeting and naming the meeting based on that purpose, it becomes clear who needs to be at the meeting and what the agenda needs to be. At the end…
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    The NFPT Blog

  • An Hour of Exercise a Day Could Keep Heart Failure Away

    NFPT Staff Writer
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    How much is one hour each day worth to you? What if that one hour were devoted to exercise, and that it could lower your risk of heart failure by almost 50 percent? According to the results of a new study from Sweden, an hour or more of moderate or half an hour of vigorous exercise per day could lower a person’s risk of heart failure by 46 percent. The risk of death for someone diagnosed with congestive heart failure within five years of diagnosis is 30 percent to 50 percent, researchers noted. In the United States alone, an estimated 5.7 million adults have congestive heart failure.
  • Sleep is Important for your Personal Training Clients

    9 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    As many ambitious insomniacs have learned, working out in the evening makes most people too alert to sleep well. You need to schedule your workouts to be more in tune with your body’s natural wake and sleep cycles. In fact, doctors say you sleep best when your metabolism is slower, and that you can control your metabolism by timing your exercise. Heavy exercise speeds up the metabolism, but about six hours later, your metabolism will slow down below where it would have been if you hadn’t worked out. Try some other arrangements: Train in the morning before work, or during your…
  • Training Overweight Children

    3 Sep 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Health professionals and others have expressed a concern at the rising rates of obesity in all segments of the population, including adolescent and children. In less than 30 years, the obesity rate of children and teens has doubled. And for children ages 6 to 11, they have tripled. Much has been written about the probably short and long-term consequences of this obesity epidemic. Obesity increases risk of developing type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and many other health problems. Obesity increases the likelihood of emotional health problems, as well, including low…
  • Pure Fit

    NFPT Team
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:33 am
    “Nutrition Bar of the Year”Finally, a high-protein nutrition bar without wheat, gluten or dairy! Irvine, CA-  “Simply put, if you can’t read the ingredients on the label you probably shouldn’t be eating it.”  According to Robb Dorf, President and Founder of PureFit Nutrition Bars, most nutrition bars are nothing more than modified candy bars.  Dorf earned his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from Arizona State University.  He also ran track and cross country while learning about physiology, wellness, and sports nutrition. In 2001, Dorf started been…
  • NFPT 25 Years in the Making: Oliver Eehn

    NFPT Team
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    We have many amazing affiliates that we got to work with and talk to on a daily basis. Most fitness professionals will stay in the personal training aspect of the industry from 3-5 years. Here at NFPT, we have been fortunate enough to have trainers maintain their certification with us for 20 or more years! For our 25th Anniversary, we would like to publicly recognize those trainers who have been faithful and loyal to us from the very beginning. Today we would like to recognize Oliver Eehn. How long have you been certified with NFPT? 20 years as of this summer. Why did you choose NFPT? At…
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    Custom Toll Free® Blog

  • 6 Ways to Supercharge Your Toll Free Numbers

    Vanity Numbers
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:10 am
    Toll free numbers have changed the landscape of small business marketing tools. Instead of solely selecting a memorable toll free number and running with it, small business owners can also select a number of options to supercharge their toll free numbers. There are plenty of enhanced services to consider that maximize the effectiveness of any toll free number strategy. read more
  • Basic Conflict Management Strategies for Entrepreneurs

    Vanity Numbers
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:11 am
    Small business owners often feel overwhelmed with the many “hats” they wear on a daily basis. There are many facets to manage such as managing a team, keeping the books, displaying exceptional customer service, functioning as a salesperson, and the list goes on. While each of these areas is crucial, one of the biggest challenges to running a business is conflict management. Resolving conflicts can require entrepreneurial superhero power. Poor conflict management can lead to lower morale and eventually, rapidly increasing turnover. Small business owners have several options for…
  • Why Toll Free Numbers are Data-Driven

    Vanity Numbers
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:59 am
    Many of the small business owners understand the benefits of toll free numbers. Vanity numbers build the type of trust that produces instant credibility. The numbers boost your small business brand in highly competitive markets. Most important, toll free numbers provide an excellent return on your marketing dollars. Today it’s all about big data. Small business owners can incorporate big data into their strategic thinking and planning by tracking the success of their toll free numbers. Here are some reasons why toll free numbers are data driven. Toll Free Tracking read more
  • 3 Toll Free Wins

    Vanity Numbers
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:52 am
    Successful small business owners search for the competitive edge that helps boost customer counts and store sales. They try to earn the small wins that keep their small businesses thriving in a tough economic climate. One of the ways successful small businesses win in a highly competitive industry is by acquiring toll free numbers. Three toll free wins include portability, flexibility, and vanity toll free benefits. Portability: Toll Free Numbers Follow You Everywhere read more
  • How to Benefit from Toll Free Numbers in the Digital Age

    Vanity Numbers
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:26 am
    The advent of toll free numbers represented a breakthrough for small businesses. By dialing 1-800 numbers, customers no longer had to pay for long distance charges. Small businesses across the country saw revenues increase, as customers began interacting with small businesses located hundreds of miles away. Over the past ten years, the explosion in digital technology has dramatically altered the way customers and small businesses use toll free numbers, but in no way has the digital age rendered toll free number obsolete. In fact, mobile phone technology, texting, and website design have all…
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  • VIDEO: The Benefits Of A Test-Drive Before Making A Full-Time Hire

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    As a small business owner, you don’t have the time or resources to waste on a lengthy hiring process. When you think you’ve found the right person for the job, you’ll likely want to hire them and get him or her on board as quickly as possible. But first impressions can sometimes be deceiving: A […]
  • VIDEO: Are You and Your Boss a Match?

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Dating site eHarmony will introduce a service for job applicants and their would-be superiors. MarketWatch’s Quentin Fottrell discusses on Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero. Photo: Getty Images. 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.
  • VIDEO: Study: Having children is better for men’s careers

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    In TODAY’s Take, Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, Al Roker, and Tamron Hall discuss a sociological study from a University of Massachusetts professor that says that one of the worst career moves a mom can make is having kids, while for men, it can be beneficial. How do you feel about this study?  If you have […]
  • VIDEO: How to Attract Millennial Employees

    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Here are a few tips on how financial advisers can attract millennial employees. 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.
  • VIDEO: U.S. Jobless Claims Rise Unexpectedly, But Still At Pre-recession Levels

    11 Sep 2014 | 12:07 pm
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but that probably does not signal a material shift in labor market conditions as claims remain near their pre-recession levels. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 315,000 for the week ended Sept. 6, the highest […]
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    The Career Secrets

  • Dailymotion | Best Way Make Money Online

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:56 am
    Make money online is only possible if you are dedicated and wish to earn online. Daily Motion is the biggest video sharing platform on internet and now you can make money as well with dailymotion. There are three ways to make money with dailymotion as given below, 1. Official Partner 2. Publisher 3. OpenVoD Now we will discuss official partner plan first and rest will be discussed in next posts. Dailymotion Official Partner ProgramDaily motion offers you to take part in their official partner plan. If you have genuine videos and wish to share them online, dailymotion is the best place to…
  • How can Girls & Housewives Make Money Online?

    19 May 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Making money online is an interesting topic and everyone wants to have some tips and tricks to make money online. There are so many ways to make money online but most of them are scam. So be very careful in selecting the way when working online. How can girls and housewives can make money online is the topic of discussion today and we will share some practical and legit ways to make money in this post. Girls and housewives can play an important role for the betterment of their families and can make money in their spare time by working online.Make Money Online- Requirements to work OnlineGirls…
  • How to Use LinkedIn for Job Search

    13 May 2014 | 10:13 am
    Social media plays an important role in job search. We have already discussed facebook and twitter for job search and today we will discuss LinkedIn for this purpose. LinkedIn is basically a hub of professionals and companies. It allows you to connect the people you know and also allows you to see the profiles of anyone else on LinkedIn and gives you ways to connect them. Now we will go through some steps required to use LinkedIn effectively and to make your job search easy.Job Search on LinkedIn-How to Start? It is very easy to use LinkedIn for job search as you have to create an account and…
  • How to write a Neat Resume

    11 May 2014 | 3:52 am
    What is résumé? It is basically a self advertisement that expresses your expertise, experience and achievements in a specific field. The purpose of writing a resume is to show that how your skills and experience match the career job you are looking for. In this post we will discuss some simple techniques that will change an ordinary resume into a result oriented one. Therefore follow the simple guidelines to write a neat and effective resume.Resume Style-Never Ignore it Resume style is one of the most important steps in resume writing and it is advised to take care of it and never ever…
  • How to Use Google Alerts for Career Search

    8 Apr 2014 | 9:07 am
    Career search online is very tricky and if you know how to make a good career search online, it become very easy for you. There are so many ways to make career search online and Google Alerts is one of them. Google Alerts is an excellent tool provided free by Google for monitoring your online presence. It is very helpful for personal business as you get alerts sent to you as soon as you are talked about somewhere on the Internet. You can also use Google Alerts to monitor news about your;CompanyCompetitorsShare pricesWeather warnings and so onOne often ignored use of Google alerts is to…
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    Gulf Business

  • Why Cheaper Oil Is Not A Big Threat For Gulf Economies

    Aarti Nagraj
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:15 pm
    The price of Brent crude has sunk by nearly $20 from its June peak to as low as $96 a barrel in recent weeks, its lowest level since mid-2012. The post Why Cheaper Oil Is Not A Big Threat For Gulf Economies appeared first on Gulf Business.
  • Saudi Bourse Opening To Attract More Investments To The GCC

    Mary Sophia
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Saudi Tadawul Index liberalisation will usher in a new era of GCC investment, experts say. The post Saudi Bourse Opening To Attract More Investments To The GCC appeared first on Gulf Business.
  • Travel Review: Northern Light In Oslo

    Mary Sophia
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:45 pm
    With its ski parks and museums, Oslo more than makes up for its “expensive” tag. The post Travel Review: Northern Light In Oslo appeared first on Gulf Business.
  • Dubai, The World’s Hospital?

    Aarti Nagraj
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:45 pm
    The UAE’s amended visa policy is a step forward in Dubai’s goal of attracting 500,000 medical tourists per year by 2020. The post Dubai, The World’s Hospital? appeared first on Gulf Business.
  • Flexing For Success: Nitesh Seebran, COO, Gold’s Gym

    Mary Sophia
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Ever keen for a workout, COO Nitesh Seebran explains how he hopes to lift the Gold’s Gym brand to the top of the GCC fitness market. The post Flexing For Success: Nitesh Seebran, COO, Gold’s Gym appeared first on Gulf Business.
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    Smart Business Revolution

  • How to Forge Community, Make Connections, and Write Your Masterpiece

    John Corcoran
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    Note from John: Kevin Johns is an author of the novel The Page Turners and a creative writing instructor. In this guest post, he writes about the importance of developing relationships for writers. I think the lessons are valuable no matter what profession you are in.  Here’s Kevin: Sweat clung to my clammy brow. My heart pounded at my ribs like hail rattling on a tin roof. I placed my fingers against the keyboard of my laptop, but my hands didn’t seem to possess the strength to type. I was about to begin writing my first novel, and I was terrified. I hadn’t yet drafted a single…
  • How to Read People Like an FBI Special Agent

    John Corcoran
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:34 pm
    LaRae Quy looks nothing like a FBI agent. When LaRae showed up for basic training at FBI training headquarters in Quantico, Virginia, some of her fellow agents-in-training thought it was a joke: she was in her late 20s, blonde, and her most recent job was as a buyer in a high-end department store. The typical FBI Special Agent is tall, dark, and male. The exact opposite of what LaRae looked like. It turned out she was just what the FBI needed. A few months after she graduated from basic training, she was transferred to the FBI’s office in Northern California. The year was 1987. The FBI knew…
  • How to Build Relationships in Hollywood: 10 Lessons from 20 Years in the Entertainment Business

    John Corcoran
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    Note from John: This is a guest post by Billy Greenfield, who is a Writer/Producer and a member of the Directors Guild of America. He has worked on numerous television shows and feature films including “Glee,” “Good Night, and Good Luck,” and one of my favorites, “The West Wing.” I worked in Hollywood early in my career, and I know relationships make or break your career. Billy has some good advice on how best to use relationships to build a successful career in Hollywood. Here’s Billy:   I was in the middle of nowhere on Highway 70 when I had the panic attack. I pulled…
  • SBR056: Jumping Out of Helicopters and Getting Paid to Travel the World with Bootstrapped Mag founder Tom Morkes

    John Corcoran
    6 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    Tom Morkes is one of the few people I’ve ever met who can say he got paid to jump out of helicopters. After graduating from West Point — which is like the Harvard of military schools – he joined the U.S. Army as an officer. His service in the Army included a stint in Iraq, which he  describes in his characteristically humble manner as mostly a time of boredom. (I’m sure it wasn’t entirely boredom given it was a war, after all.) His story was so incredible I previously profiled him in a guest post in Art of Manliness: The Helicopter-Jumper’s Guide to Talking About Yourself: 10…
  • SBR055: Adam Grant: How to Succeed in Business by Being a Giver

    John Corcoran
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:32 am
    This week’s guest is the author of a phenomenal book, Give and Take (affiliate link), which has gotten a ton of attention. The book was named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal. I read Give and Take and I loved it. In my opinion, it is like a companion piece to How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. That book argues that we’ll all be more successful if we take interest in others, help others, and are valuable to others. Give and Take actually provides the social science research to back up that argument. But…
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    Project Exponential

  • If… (power, money and mind)

    15 Sep 2014 | 3:17 am
    If you think you have power, you do. If you think you’re rich, you will be. If your plans depend upon a particular circumstance, they may never happen. If you’re waiting for someone else to act first, you could wait forever. Take nothing for granted.
  • Which weakness is your greatest asset?

    8 Sep 2014 | 2:43 am
    This question was posed at a dinner, an exercise in framing. Our mind is brilliant at creating new definitions, but they’re not always to our advantage — especially when it comes to self. Thoughts can easily turn negative, centering on weakness and deficient. Doubt can color even the most promising of opportunities. Over any length of time, a constant may acquire a new meaning. For instance, that particular quirk that first drew you to a lover may become irritating and tiresome. The reason you accepted the job in the first place has now become a mundane task. Did the person…
  • The rebellion of questions

    2 Sep 2014 | 2:31 am
    As a school girl, I found myself in detention for asking questions. I was threatened to be kicked out of academic programs for challenging authority. You were permitted one question after your name was called, and superiors always had the last word. Too many questions meant insolence, disrespect and delinquency. The problem is the greatest inventions arise from asking questions. When we dare to ask why, archaic systems can improve and new ways of doing things emerge. Questions can take courage, and perseverance is sometimes needed to find the right answers. Honest leadership will welcome…
  • Unlearning problematic beliefs

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:39 am
    Certain beliefs have been hardwired into our minds. From a very early age, our behavior has been molded by rewards and experiences. Thought patterns have formed impressive grooves onto our brains, so much in fact, that twenty, thirty, even forty years later, these patterns persist — some without us knowing, some incredibly damaging to our progress as human beings. A few of mine, for example: As fast as possible is always best (efficiency!). “Doing nothing” is bad. Self-sacrifice is noble. Money means struggle. I’m not sure what they are for you. They’re not always easy to…
  • Help someone find their way.

    19 Aug 2014 | 2:15 am
    There are people in your world who need to meet. Send an email introduction today between two people you greatly admire, people who can benefit from knowing each other and will appreciate your thoughtfulness. Your introduction can spin one person’s life into an entirely new direction. Fellow impresario, make it happen.
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    Mission Mode

  • Emergency Notification Case Study: Argo Group

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    As is the case with many businesses around the world, the Argo Group was motivated to enhance its emergency notification system after facing an incident that impacted day-to-day operations. After Superstorm Sandy hit in 2012, the Argo Group, an international specialty underwriter based in Bermuda, realized in the event of an emergency they needed a better system to communicate with the firm’s more than 1,300 employees who reside in 10 countries. Eye-Opening Storm When Superstorm Sandy struck the East Coast of the United States, the Argo Group needed to account for... Read More The post…
  • Business Continuity Planning: How Resilient Is your Supply Chain?

    10 Sep 2014 | 7:28 am
    Financial and resource priorities are constantly jockeying to get management’s attention in today’s corporate world, and oftentimes a comprehensive business continuity plan (BCP) gets neglected in favor of more immediate, pressing considerations. According to a recent study from the University of Tennessee’s Global Supply Chain Institute, supply chain resiliency, a critical element to any well-developed business continuity plan, is being ignored by 90 percent of firms surveyed. Vulnerabilities to Comprehensive Planning While 68% of businesses have some level of business continuity…
  • Safeguard Data Centers against Physical Security Threats

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    To some extent, every person with a digital persona—the majority of first-world inhabitants—has been threatened or dealt with the fallout of a data breach. When news reports blast out information on the latest hacker attack, users rush to change passwords and secure accounts while organizations debate the best way to safeguard digital assets in any way they can. It’s most often the physical security of the data center—the heart of any modern organization—that gets overlooked by high-profile attention to cyber security, but, if compromised, it quickly becomes a major issue... Read…
  • MissionMode Solutions and UnoTelos Ltd. Form Partnership to Promote MissionMode Software

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    May 1, 2013 – Chicago, IL. MissionMode Solutions is proud to announce a partnership with UnoTelos Ltd., a leading IT services provider in West and Central Africa. UnoTelos customers will now have the opportunity to access MissionMode’s innovative web-based emergency notification and incident management software. “Together, UnoTelos and MissionMode can now deploy an unbeatable combination of software and services to customers in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya,” said Malcolm Hafner, MissionMode’s CEO. “MissionMode has a history of delivering software solutions…
  • New Webinar Shows Organizations How to Build a Global Business Continuity Program

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Chicago, IL – June 25, 2013. A new webinar will communicate to Business Continuity professionals the secrets of building a Business Continuity Program with a global scope. The webinar is titled “Secrets to Building a Global Business Continuity Program“. Using his personal experience Michael Lazcano will share his experience, lessons learned and accelerated paths to success. The event will take place on August 6 at 12:00 PM EDT. For those who are unable to attend the live event, a recording of the webinar will be available after the event. The... Read More The post New…
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    Currency News: UK daily forex news

  • The Pound Euro - Weekly GBP EUR Exchange Rate Outlook, Forecasts & GBP/EUR Conversions

    Toni Johnson
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    &lt;strong&gt;Currency News UK - our weekly pound to euro focused exchange rate outlook, comment, forecasts, and GBP/EUR conversions as Scottish Referendum dominates&lt;/strong&gt; <br> <br>At the start of the week, the Pound was able to hold onto gains against the Euro after it received some support on Monday morning from the release of a report by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). <br> <br>In its quarterly survey three-fifths of firms said that they expect to experience growth over the coming year. International bodies from the International…
  • Pound, Euro, Dollar & Canadian Dollar - Exchange Rate Forecasts & GBP EUR USD CAD Predictions 2015

    John Cameron
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    &lt;strong&gt;Currency News UK: Read our latest analyst’s future currency exchange rate forecasts for the Pound Sterling (GBP), euro (EUR), US Dollar (USD) and Canadian Dollar (currency:CAD) conversion rates&lt;/strong&gt; <br> <br>The POUND STERLING (currency:GBP) enjoyed a strong relief rally overnight as results coming in showed that the ‘No’ campaign had recorded a resounding victory in the referendum on Scottish Independence. <br> <br>However, Sterling had tracked lower since early trading this morning, suggesting that the result was almost…
  • NO Vote & FX Exchange Rates - Pound to Dollar and Euro Forecasts Positive Following Scottish Refendum

    John Cameron
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    &lt;strong&gt;Currency News UK - How the 'No' Vote had been forecast to affect the pound to euro and us dollar and their exchange rate forecasts moving forwards:&lt;/strong&gt; <br> <br>Currency market babble Thursday’s session was dominated by investors’ views on the likely outcome of the Scottish Independence Referendum. <br> <br>The latest Pound conversion rates after Sterling's rally ran out of steam today can be seen below (updated 20/09/2014 10:00 GMT): <br> <br>The Pound to Australian Dollar exchange rate is 1.82465…
  • Euro Rate Today: EUR USD Exchange Rate Gains Slip, EUR GBP Record Lows as Sterling Surges

    Tim Boyer
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    &lt;strong&gt;Euro Rate Today:&lt;/strong&gt; The Euro to Dollar (EUR USD) exchange rate had been moving higher on Thursday following the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) decision to keep interest rates stable for a ‘considerable time’. <br> <br>Conversely, the Euro was trading apprehensively as the new European Central Bank (ECB) stimulus measures were implemented in the 18-nation economy. <br> <br>&lt;strong&gt;Euro Exchange Rate Precarious on New ECB Fiscal Policy&lt;/strong&gt; <br> <br>It’s been no secret…
  • Pound Sterling to Japanese Yen Exchange Rate Advances on Scottish Vote, But Retraces

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    &lt;strong&gt;The Pound to Yen exchange rate (GBP/JPY) made gains on a session which had been forecast to see volatile trading for the UK currency. With Scotland voting on whether to become an independent country and the outcome anyone’s guess, forex investors were being cautious.&lt;/strong&gt; <br> <br>Ealier in the week, Sterling found support from the release of data, which showed that UK retail sales increased at a faster pace than expected in August as new EU rules spurred on the panic buying of vacuum cleaners. <br> <br>According to the Office…
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    The Portfolio Partnership

  • Building the Perfect 2015 Budget!

    Ian Smith
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    A classic post from last year tweaked. For many management teams the months of October and November represents the Budget sign off time. However they are so often badly done. Frankly they are recklessly compiled representing the classic “hope over experience” document instead of an operational blueprint. First definitions: a Budget is a set of rigorously thought through policy statements translated into a Financial Plan that you believe at the time is deliverable. The Budget is for you and your team to run the business better, to execute in a controlled, repeatable style and…
  • Strategic Account Management – The Punchlist

    Ian Smith
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:25 pm
      You know it has to be easier going back to the well! Cold calling strangers, even ones that should have the right problem you can solve, is tough. So why don’t more companies have a measured, tactical approach to “farming” their existing clients? Who knows, but here are my top 10 ideas to maximize your revenue from your fan base. Top 10 Actions  Establish a Company Fact Sheet on your key accounts. What does this look like? I’ve made it easy, here is a free pdf listing on what you should know. Free pdf. Establish Economic Values. I define this as the difference…
  • Inc. 5000 – Spotlight on 3 Clients

    Ian Smith
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:58 pm
    I’m delighted to announce that the new Inc. 5000 list, published last week, honored three of my clients, Edge Velocity, HR Knowledge and ADMET. Each of these businesses are remarkable with unique offerings for their markets. Edge Velocity, Salem, NH. Rank #953 Edge Velocity develops, manufactures and markets, highly specialized mobile IP wireless mesh routing technology tailored to the needs of First Responders. Their proprietary Edge Interlock TM Router Suite enables virtual immediate communications delivery of secure voice, video and data between stationary and fast moving users in…
  • Management Takes Time and Money

    Ian Smith
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:27 pm
    Here is a little thought for owners to ponder. Is there a danger that you have built a culture that regards the time spent on mentoring, listening to staff, training them as unproductive time? I often hear owners say, “well it’s not a full time job, Frank would still need to process the payroll as well as manage the accounts team.” Or Samantha can still carry a sales target, maybe a smaller quota, as she steps up to manage the sales team. Design engineers working on their CAD system can still manage a team of engineers, right? Management of staff takes time. It is a full time job.
  • Where the CEO Spends Time is an Investment Decision

    Ian Smith
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:18 pm
    I’m often asked, what are the secrets of scaling? Why can’t founders scale a business? I blog about scaling companies, as you know, on a fairly regular basis but it’s worth explaining one simple little fact. Where the CEO spends his or her time is an investment decision! I think it’s helpful to think of enterprises as vehicles for change. Whether you are driving a $5m niche technology group, a pre revenue start up or a $1Bn public company, all enterprises are on a journey: scaling, building, and making things happen. The success of that vehicle is mainly dependent on the…
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    Kathryn Welds | Curated Research and Commentary

  • Ask a Narcissist

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Confidence is correlated with career effectiveness and advancement. However when people exhibit “too much of a good thing,” their behavior may seem “narcissistic.” Jean Twenge The narcissistic personality is characterized by: Inflated views of the self Grandiosity Self-focus, vanity Self-importance, according to San Diego State University’s Jean M. Twenge, with Sara Konrath and Brad J. Bushman of University of Michigan, collaborating with University of South Alabama’s Joshua D. Foster, and Keith Campbell of University of Georgia. -*How do you determine if someone is a narcissist?
  • Concrete Helping Acts Increase “Helpers High” Happiness more than Abstract Goals

    10 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Melanie Rudd People experience greater happiness when they perform specific “prosocial” actions, like trying to make someone smile, rather than pursuing an abstract objective like “trying to make someone happy,” according to University of Houston’s Melanie Rudd, Jennifer Aaker of Stanford and Harvard’s Michael I. Norton. Jennifer Aaker Fifty volunteers were asked to “make someone happy,” or to “make someone smile,” in exchange for a gift card. When they completed the task, participants described how they accomplished their assignment, and the degree of happiness they…
  • Is Being at Work Less Stressful than Being at Home?

    3 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    -*Has the workplace replaced home as a preferred haven? Sarah Damaske Both men and women showed fewer physiological signs of stress and reported feeling happier at work than at home, according to Penn State’s Sarah Damaske, Joshua M. Smyth, and Matthew J. Zawadzki. However, their estimates of workplace were inconsistent with their actual physical stress levels. This suggests that people report more stress at work than their bodies “register.” Arlie Hochschild Damaske’s team analyzed objective and subjective indicators of stress among more than 120 employed men and women and…
  • Does Customer Recommendation Predict Company Growth?

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Fred Reichheld Net Promoter Scores gauge customer loyalty, expressed by willingness to recommend and advocate the company’s products and services to others. Its creator, Fred Reichheld of Bain & Company, posited that NPS is a more meaningful measure of a company’s relationship with its customers than customer satisfaction metrics because, he argued, it is correlated with revenue growth. Richard Owen Satmetrix Executives Richard Owen and Laura Brooks further articulated this linkage between customer loyalty and revenue growth. NPS’s customer loyalty metric is based on 10-point…
  • Spiritual, Religious Preferences Linked to Thicker Brain Cortex, Reduced Risk of Depression

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
      Lisa Miller Ravi Bansal People who value spiritual and religious practices show different brain structures than those for whom these beliefs are less important, according to Columbia’s Lisa Miller, Ravi Bansal, Priya Wickramaratne, Xuejun Hao, and Myrna M. Weissman, Craig E. Tenke and Bradley S. Peterson. This finding is consistent with an earlier summary of transformations of brain structure and function associated with spiritual experiences compiled by University of Pennsylvania’s Andrew B. Newberg. Andrew Newberg Priya Wickramaratne Miller’s team rated more than 100…
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  • The Confirmation Bias in Action: “When I Looked Closer, It’s Obvious I’m Right”

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:17 am
    Decision-making biases are challenging, to say the least. Often times, we don’t know that they’re affecting our ability to make logical and rational decisions. The first step in combating these biases is knowing what they are. The next step would then be identifying when we use these biases. On that note, I came across a funny comic that perfectly illustrated the confirmation bias in action. The confirmation bias is just dripping from this comic. It might not always be easy to see when we’re operating under the confirmation bias, but “luckily,” we might…
  • All Rivers Lead to the Ocean

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    All rivers lead to the ocean. All roads lead to Rome. One tree, many branches. There are a number of phrases and idioms with a message that “we’re all connected” in some way. Last summer, I posted a paper (in a series of posts) I wrote that included guidance from many of the world’s religions by way of quotes on a variety of topics. A couple of weeks ago, I came across a post at Lifehacker that I wish I had the time to have written. The author takes seven lessons from world religions and then finds evidence for those lessons in a given religion’s teachings. I…
  • The Problem with Big Data: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:20 am
    I’ve used the subtitle in a previous post and I think the application to the content of this post also makes it worthwhile to use again. I was reading a post from Tim Ferriss the other day and it made me think of statistics. The post is about alternative medicine, but understanding that isn’t entirely necessary for the point I’m making. Here’s some context: Imagine you catch a cold or get the flu. It’s going to get worse and worse, then better and better until you are back to normal. The severity of symptoms, as is true with many injuries, will probably look…
  • How History’s Most Famous People Scheduled Their Day Doesn’t Matter

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:23 am
    Last month, there was a chart that was making its way around showing how some of the most famous creative people scheduled their day. To be perfectly honest, how they scheduled their day should have little to no effect on how you schedule your day. I appreciated that some articles (like the one from Mic) acknowledged part of the issue: Since the greats examined here were already generally well-off and moderately successful before the peak of their careers, it’s hard to tell whether the schedules helped them reach success or were a product of it. The sentence that follows is the most…
  • To Tech or Not To Tech: Hiking the Appalachian Trail

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:18 am
    It’s hard to believe that it’s only been 1 month since my last post. It feels like the last time I wrote something was ages ago. In March, I said that I intended on writing something once a week, but I suppose having an infant, moving, and preparing to start a new job have made that a little harder than I imagined. Nonetheless, I stole away some time today to write about technology and the Appalachian Trail (AT). A few summers ago (actually, now that I think about it, it was 6 years ago), I had the good fortune to spend some time hiking on the Appalachian Trail. It was…
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  • So…How Was Your Working Parents Day?

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Just wondering…did this week’s recognition of Working Parents Day change your life in any way?  I’m not a betting person yet I’ll wager not.  Yesterday was likely the same as today and tomorrow will likely follow suit. Here’s the thing…I’m all for bringing attention to causes.  Hell…I support many myself and applaud those who work tirelessly to raise awareness and generate support for anything that will help another person.  Or many other people.  But I do have a problem with a day coined “Working Parents Day” when the reality…
  • Hurray…It’s Working Parents Day

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting all year for today.  One day dedicated to recognizing the people who “bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan.”  Only this isn’t a line from an old TV commercial about women but a reality about *every* working parent.  The people who spend their days (or nights) generating an income for baby clothes, school supplies, dance lessons, pediatrician visits, braces, school trips, and the millions of other expenses that it takes to raise their children to adulthood.  And with adulthood coming later and later, often well…
  • Workshop For Dads – Autism and Special Education

    10 Jun 2014 | 9:27 am
    Dads navigating through their children’s preschool through high school experiences have long been seen as the person who only attends an annual parent-teacher conference or appears at a school meeting when problems arise.  No longer. Fathers are taking an active role in every phase of their children’s lives, and this is never more true than when their child has an autism spectrum diagnosis and is requiring special education services and supports in school.  The complexities of their children’s needs and the special education arena require dads to understand the basics and…
  • Autism Isn’t A Day Or Month

    3 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    I’m a big supporter of raising awareness of causes and issues, encouraging people to rally to bring about change.  Yet when it comes to autism, a day or a month simply won’t suffice. On various media outlets over the past few days, individuals have been sharing their insights into the realities of autism.  Some were identified as “experts” which, in my opinion, is a term that needs to be affixed carefully.  There was one – a mother – who spoke about raising her child with autism, sharing the realities with an emotional overlay that was as real as it…
  • Permission Granted

    18 Nov 2013 | 11:37 am
    Here’s how I see it…there are three types of people – those who ask for permission, those who don’t and just back away from whatever it is, and those who just do and deal with the consequences later. The “typecasting” typically starts in childhood – e.g. asking to stay up past 9:00 or just doing it and dealing with the parental wrath later.  We were taught that the act of asking shows good manners and respect for the other person, and we teach the same to our kids as what parent doesn’t want their child to be considered well-mannered and…
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  • Marketing System For Small Business Owners, Entrepreneurs And Professionals

    4 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    How To Increase Sales, Find New Customers, Generate Leads And Grow Your Business. Small business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals are now able to understand marketing and learn how to develop winning marketing systems. When you read the marketing leverage program: Invest 2 hours of your time, go through all the materials, read and make notes on how you can apply each strategy and tactic to your own business. Use the forms to brainstorm a list of simple ideas you can implement in your company ASAP. In 2 hours you will have many ideas and concepts to choose from based on your business,…
  • Marketing System Components: How Reliable Is Your Current Marketing?

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:32 am
    Is your marketing system diversified? Do you rely only on one or two channels for lead generation, publicity and selling? This kind of marketing is risky because you rely on 1 or 2 channels which are outside of your control – the cost, reach and quality of these channels can change at any time (this is what happens daily these days with social media marketing). Thousands of companies that used to rely on Google as the only lead generation platform went out of business...
  • Project Estimation Techniques and Tips

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:51 pm
    Estimating your project is one of the most important stages in the project planning process. In order to create decent project plan budgeting, estimating and financial analysis is critical for success. This is important for the success of the project as well as for getting support on the project from various stakeholders within your company. After all, one of the first things most people ask after they hear about a new / potential project is – How much will the project cost?
  • Purchasing KPIs Examples, Metrics and Management Resources

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:32 pm
    This is how most small business owners start and change through the purchasing process: Step 1 – COST: You are looking for a certain type of vendor or supplier for the first time and regardless of most other important factors you might be aware of - you are actually looking at the price per unit as top priority. While cost is always important you know that it is only one of the drivers to make smart decisions. However at the beginning small business owners are not able to evaluate other factors like support, on time delivery, reliability, quality…. So it only makes sense to make decision…
  • Selecting the Pilot Project for your New QC Processes

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:49 am
    On many occasions, the most effective method to putting into action a quality management system would be to release a pilot project. The pilot project is actually a try out or perhaps testing of the approach on a small scale, carried out for that reason a company could assess the quality control procedure performance as well as effect on the product or service being produced as well as provided. An excellent pilot project enables a business to test new things having a small degree of risk. Here are a few tips to consider when deciding on your new pilot initiative...
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  • Inquiry Round Up- Tyre Industry

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Tyre Recycling I need assistance in terms of securing scrap Tyre from dealers, transportation firms, governmental departments, fleet management firms and fitting services. I want experts to close these disposal contracts for my recycling plant…..more. Tyre Industry We are looking out for Tyre Consultant for locations Mozambique / Tanzania / Botswana / Ghana / Philippines they should have proper communication skills with exp……more. Styrene Manufacturing I want to start styrene manufacturing plant(using ethylene and benzene )that can handle 250 to 500kg/hr of feed. I want to…
  • Study Questions Benefit of Some Dementia Drugs

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
    A study published by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found more than half of patients with advanced dementia are given drugs of questionable benefit on a regular basis. In addition, the monthly cost of the medicines is about $272. Researchers reviewed the treatment of 5,406 nursing home residents, based on a set of standards devised by a medical panel. There is no cure for advanced dementia. Patients typically die within two years of diagnosis. According to the study, that means any medication that fails to provide a certain level of comfort of “questionable benefit.” The pills…
  • US CDC: Children Eat Too Much Salt

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:55 pm
    A report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that just 10 foods account for almost half the sodium children consume. Dietary guidelines recommend that children ages 6 to 18 consume less than 2,000 mg or salt per day. However, foods such as pizza, chicken nuggets and bologna are being blamed for the fact that U.S. children have an average salt intake of 3,300 milligrams. Debra Zwiefelhofer is a Registered Dietician Nutritionist. She warns, “By now we should have learned that singling out any one nutrient as the culprit for ill-health is a slippery slope to go down.
  • “Strategy and Preparation of an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Application” Presented by Susanne T. Smith

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:37 am
    Medical Device Insights & Innovation Webinar Series – Session 2 Presented by Susanne T. Smith  About: Susanne has over 30 years of medical device industry experience from small start-ups to publicly traded companies. She worked at Collagen Corp., and collaborated on a successful Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) pivotal trial with subsequent Premarket Approval Application (PMA) for a dental implant, Alveoform Biograft™. She was the Director of Clinical & Regulatory Affairs for Target Therapeutics and received IDE approval for the Guglielmi Detachable Coil (GDC) for…
  • Inquiry Roundup- Laboratory Management Industry

    12 Sep 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Laboratory Animal Facility We need a Specific Pathogen Free laboratory mouse holding facility. It will be operated and built for accreditation . We have a proposed location on an existing laboratory area used by a chemistry department. We need the design and consultation on the project. Our university facility management team will put the major effort in doing the renovation/construction work. We are in Hong Kong….more Laboratory Compliance I am looking for speakers in Biotech, Pharma and Laboratory Compliance with 25 yrs and above experience in delivering online trainings and In-person…
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  • Facebook to Fix Security Issue in iOS App

    Sam Fiorella
    4 Sep 2014 | 3:57 am
    Facebook has announced that it will soon be publishing an update to its iOS app, which will fix a flaw in the program that allows phone calls to be made without the user’s knowledge or consent. So, the downloading and use of a Facebook App could create security threats? Who’d have thunk it? Oh, wait…I could, and did.  Last December I posted an article calling out the Android permission settings on the Facebook Messenger app and others like it. I highlighted the threat that the “without your permission” stipulation, among others, could open the door for…
  • Is the War Between Marketing and IT Over?

    Sam Fiorella
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    The strained relationship between marketing and IT departments, it’s a tale as old as time (well, at least as old as the invention of computers). There’s certainly no love lost between these two; marketers request digital work to be completed in a month but it takes the IT guys that much time to stop laughing at the marketing team’s request and timeline. Conversely, IT departments are often myopic in the way they work, too focused on the task’s parameters, technology, and security concerns to understand the bigger business need. Few companies have been able to find common middle…
  • Ikea Targets Millennials, Combines Sitcom and Reality TV Themes

    Sam Fiorella
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:58 am
    Forsman & Bodenfors, Ikea’s Swedish agency, has turned to boxed themes to support the distribution of the retail giant’s latest catalogue (pun intended). However, like the popular Ikea Hacks generated by its loyal fans, Ikea’s new marketing effort has combined standard reality TV and sitcom themes to create innovative and captivating YouTube videos targeting Millennials. Here’s the scenario: The show’s host welcomes a millennial couple as they enter an Ikea store and has them hypnotized into parenting their future children (played by actors) through various life dramas. The…
  • Is our addiction to the utility of mobile apps blinding us to potential security issues?

    Sam Fiorella
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:32 am
    Almost a year ago, I called out the Facebook Messenger app on Android for having insidious permissions settings. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, which, in modern day terms means you don’t have access to the Internet, you’ve seen the furor that was created when that post went viral these past few weeks. Last week Facebook made good on its promise to force users to download a separate app if they wanted to continue to IM their friends using its platform, which, I assume, is the reason that my year-old post gained so much traction. Unfortunately, I inaccurately used…
  • Sony Finds Influencers Among Friends, Not Social Celebrities

    Sam Fiorella
    13 Aug 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Pursways, a new influence targeting software firm, has announced that Sony is now testing its new platform, which transforms a brand’s existing customer and prospect database into a customized social graph. It identifies actual relationships between people and empowers marketers with the knowledge they need to motivate action. People buy what their friends buy but how can you target those friends? Over the last three years, social scoring platforms like Klout, Kred, and PeerIndex have been making news in marketing circles with claims that they can identify the most influential people in…
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  • H&M’s Ethical Supply Chain: What Other Retailers Can Learn

    Vincent Po
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    Image via Flickr by Dominic Alves The Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh serves as a warning to many fashion stores and clothing manufacturers — or at least it should. Far too few clothing producers know how or where their clothes are really made. H&M, in stark contrast, is both ethical and sustainable, and stands as an inspiration for competitors. This article is for Premium Members only. Please login below to read the rest of this article. Not a Premium Member yet? Become one today Username Password Remember Me
  • Internet of Things Software and Recent Developments in the Manufacturing Industry

    Vincent Po
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    Image via Flickr by betsyweber The manufacturing industry is slowly rising around the much acclaimed Internet of Things (IoT). So much so, in fact, that MongoDB plans to build a hefty database to support it.This latest database will allow manufacturing companies to access and process relevant information related to the IoT. The company is just one in a growing number that will change the way businesses manufacture goods. According to USA Today, in the latest news on the IoT, “German electronics and auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH is using MongoDB’s software to build infrastructure…
  • Conflict Continues to Rock Iraq’s Place in Global Manufacturing and Oil

    Vincent Po
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    Image via Flickr by Bombardier According to the Economic Times, “India’s engineering goods exports to Iraq more than halved in May and have now almost come to a halt due to ongoing clashes between government forces and rebels in the West Asian country.”The drop is recorded in India’s decreased shipments of automobiles, electronic goods, and steel. The slowdown accounts for almost $11 million lost from the previous year. Iraq exports are now down 54.30 percent. The reduction is closely linked to the ongoing Iraqi rebel war conflict. In addition to the engineering…
  • Wal-Mart Slated to Change the Game for India’s Supply Chain

    Vincent Po
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    Image via Flickr by Walmart Corporate According to Bloomberg News, “Wal-Mart is counting on its online operations to help fuel sales as it grapples with a slowdown both at home and abroad. The Indian website is only for existing users of its members-only cash-and-carry stores and may help draw orders from small businesses more than 20 kilometers (12 miles) from outlets and that aren’t serviced by sales representatives, said the company’s chief executive for India Krish Iyer.” This article is for Premium Members only. Please login below to read the rest of this article.
  • The Strati Spurs the Future of 3D Auto Manufacturing

    Vincent Po
    14 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    Image via Flickr by Hsin-Cheng Lin News about driverless cars dominates the tech and auto industries. Now, there’s a new auto-tech trend on the scene: 3D printed cars.According to CNN, “Earlier this month, a panel of six judges selected Italian designer Michele Anoe’s concept car as the winner of Local Motors’ first 3D Printed Car Design Challenge. The vehicle will now inspire the full-size prototype car that will be printed from scratch at the International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014 in Chicago, running from September 8 to 13.” The two-seat,…
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    Project Management Resources

  • 5 Ways to Respond To Difficult Emails

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    I did a lot of odd jobs when I was a teenager. One of the more memorable was the week I spent clearing brush out of a lot where a new home was going to be built. It wasn't that the job itself was memorable. The work was actually quite miserable. It was hot and humid the tree sap on the branches was sticky poison ivy was all over the place and the days were long. No it wasn't the job itself but rather what happened after my job had been completed.The homebuilder had told me to put everything in a huge pile in the middle of the lot. Once I had completed that he would come back and burn the pile…
  • 5 Reasons Why Project Requirements Are A Must

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    "So what's your project all about?" I asked a project manager I had just met at a conference last month."Oh we're having to be very flexible" she said. "We don't have formal project requirements so we're adapting as we go along but it's generally about improving sales of our flagship software product."That sounded a bit vague to me so I asked her more about it as we nudged our way forward in the lunch queue. She'd been asked to improve sales but without any formal guidance about exactly how to do it. There were no requirements and the stakeholders didn't seem able to express what they wanted.
  • Your First Day At A New Company

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    So you've got a new job? Congratulations! Moving to a new firm is a big career decision but I'm sure that you've thought it through and made the best choice for you. Getting through the interview stage is the first step and you've managed that. Next up is your first day at the new office meeting your new colleagues and boss. Walking through the door in the morning as a visitor and leaving as an employee makes it a very special day so to make the most of it here are my top tips for getting off to a good start and settling in.Meet Your ManagerYour manager is likely to meet you on your first day…
  • 3 Ways To Influence Disgruntled People

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Project Managers are a brave group of people. They need courage to go up against all the forces that can bring their project to a grinding halt. Aside from that there are times when we can become terrified. The following article discusses how a project manager can turn a nightmare into a pleasant dream.I've had a recurring nightmare over the past years. You're reading about it today because I had it again last night. I woke up in a cold sweat and sat upright in bed to shake off the horror and disgust. Let me share ...It starts in my humble project management office. I'm checking on some last…
  • Advice to Project Managers Changing Industries

    12 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    The days of staying in one company for your entire careerlet alone a single industryare long gone. This is good news because it exposes you to a much bigger world and different ways of doing things. It can also be challenging if you decide to switch to a new industry. The following discusses the pros and cons of industry experience vs. project management experience and offers ways to make the switch gracefully.The debate has been around for as long as Henry Gantt put two bars next to each other and called it a day. It gets people even more heated than discussing Apple vs. Windows Kirk vs.
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  • Quote of the Day – September 19, 2014 Editorial Staff
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    “Tend to the people, and they will tend to the business.” – John Maxwell The post Quote of the Day – September 19, 2014 appeared first on Blog.
  • Quote of the Day – September 18, 2014 Editorial Staff
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” -Vincent Van Gogh The post Quote of the Day – September 18, 2014 appeared first on Blog.
  • Quote of the Day – September 17, 2014 Editorial Staff
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    “Please think about your legacy, because you’re writing it every day.” – Gary Vaynerchuck The post Quote of the Day – September 17, 2014 appeared first on Blog.
  • Quote of the Day – September 16, 2014 Editorial Staff
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” – Albert Einstein The post Quote of the Day – September 16, 2014 appeared first on Blog.
  • Quote of the Day – September 15, 2014 Editorial Staff
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    “The purest treasure mortal times can afford is a spotless reputation.” – William Shakespeare The post Quote of the Day – September 15, 2014 appeared first on Blog.
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  • Shredding Household Documents

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:01 pm
    Neighborhood Parcel Leading International shipping, Moving, Ocean shipping and Document shredding service company in Boston MA Home owners and home offices need to shred their personal documents for the same reasons large businesses do: To protect your credit, your privacy, your customers and it is required by State and Federal laws. At Neighborhood Parcel, we offer an affordable and convenient document shredding service to area residents and home offices in and around Boston MA and Nashua NH. Whether you live in Boston, Brooklyn, Quincy, Andover, Nashua NH, Salem MA or New Hampshire, we come…
  • 10 Reasons To Rent A Mailbox

    13 Sep 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Neighborhood Parcel Leading International shipping, Moving, Ocean shipping and Document shredding service company in Boston MA Neighborhood Parcel is an Authorized USPS Mailbox Holder, trusted for a decade to handle public mail securely and in compliance with U.S Postal rules and regulations. But why should you dish out the money to rent a Mailbox? here few reasons you should rent a mailbox from us: The post 10 Reasons To Rent A Mailbox appeared first on International Shipping, Moving Service in Boston MA.
  • How To Avoid Freight Shipping Pitfalls

    13 Sep 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Neighborhood Parcel Leading International shipping, Moving, Ocean shipping and Document shredding service company in Boston MA Freight shipping when done right can reduce your shipping cost by up to 75% but if not done right, you can kiss the savings goodbye! We understand that the rules and regulations of LTL freight shipping can sometimes seem overwhelming, even to the most seasoned person / shipper. For instance, you need to know how your product is defined by the freight industry (referred to as the product or freight’s NMFC), how to properly prepare your shipping documentation and how…
  • Neighborhood Parcel Giving Back to The Community

    13 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    Neighborhood Parcel Leading International shipping, Moving, Ocean shipping and Document shredding service company in Boston MA Neighborhood Parcel, a Biz International Corporation is delighted to announce that as part of its overall corporate responsibility program, it will be supporting the Massachusetts Habitat For Humanity organization and continue to support the Lazarus House of Lawrence MA. Our support will come in volunteering and charitable donations to these worthy causes and organizations. The post Neighborhood Parcel Giving Back to The Community appeared first on International…
  • What Is the Cheapest Way To Ship Overseas

    21 Mar 2014 | 5:36 am
    Neighborhood Parcel Leading International shipping, Moving, Ocean shipping and Document shredding service company in Boston MA What is the cheapest way to ship your package you asked? Well, FedEx, DHL and UPS promise certain benefits in exchange for their service fees. All provide point-by-point tracking and on time delivery money-back guarantees for their international shipping services. The only Postal Service option that includes those perks is the most expensive, Express Mail, which offers overnight delivery to most domestic locales but don't get your hopes up, their express international…
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  • Powering Through a Change in Leadership as a Project Manager

    8 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Change is part of what we manage as project managers and can be as small as a request for a new report or as massive as a layoff or change in company ownership. The following article offers some advice on what you can do to navigate through larger and possibly unexpected and unwelcome changes.If youve been driving for some time you probably take a lot of things for granted. For example you instinctively know what to do when you see a yield sign or need to change lanes or to gradually (or not so gradually) put on the brakes. Its almost like driving becomes a memorized motor skill that you dont…
  • It’s Amazing Anything Gets Done at All!

    25 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    People love to talk especially about other people. This is all well and good until the negativity begins to creep into the performance of your projects. The following article uncovers some of the reasons why your resources may get wrapped up in trash talking and some things you can do to clean up their act!My job as a project manager requires that I travel at least a couple times a month. Sometimes its more sometimes its less. Right now its more than usual as the first quarter gets underway and clients are solidifying their annual plans. It also seems everyone else is on the move as flights…
  • 5 Important Roles the PMO Should Play

    11 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    Good for you if your company is fortunate enough to have a PMO as its a valuable asset that can bring structure and organization to the projects you work on. The following article discusses five important roles of the PMO and why you should make sure your PMO is filling them. Actors play a number of different roles throughout their careers. They work hard to prepare for and get those roles and are rewarded with fame and fortune if any of their films are successful. A Project Management Office (PMO) is similar to an actor. A PMO can be hard to get up and running takes effort to keep going and…
  • 2 Characteristics of the Neo-Project Manager

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    We work in a different time than our parents and grandparents. The Internet really hasnt been around that long relatively speaking and productivity technology has exploded in recent years. This brings great benefits to project managers and teams but some challenges as well. The following discusses two characteristics that will help you make the most of how things are done today.Project management times and styles are changing rapidly. When you watch any of the movies about NASA back in the 60s like Apollo 13 for example project managers worked in an entirely different environment. Shirts were…
  • How to Think Strategically as a Project Manager

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    Project managers spend a lot of time in the weeds. They are down in the dirt getting their hands messy and pushing the project forward. Sometimes however opportunities present themselves that should cause a project manager to back away from the details and start looking at the bigger picture. The following article shows why it can be challenging to do that as well as provides suggestions on how you can think strategically as a project manager. If you are doing your job right as a project manager youll be asked to take on more and more responsibility as time progresses. Eventually youll earn a…
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  • Three Fundamental Rules for Competitive Intelligence Success

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    There are certain rules by which most people live and work by, like always eat breakfast, be punctual, and exceed expectations. Following these rules help us stay on track, do our best, and even inspire others to do same. Many organizations, even departments, have fundamental rules that keep things running smoothly. In the case of competitive intelligence, there are fundamental rules that (if followed correctly) will lead to success within the function itself:
  • Can RadioShack Compete for a Comeback?

    14 Aug 2014 | 8:10 am
    This article is in celebration of #TBT (Instagram’s renowned Throwback Thursday) RadioShack, a company that has been around for 93 years, may not be around for much longer. This past June, RadioShack’s stock price fell under $1 for the first time in its history. In July, a report indicated the company’s liquidity is deteriorating, giving RadioShack’s leaders little time to execute a comeback in one of the most competitive spaces right now.
  • How to Maximize Your Market Intelligence ROI

    5 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    Every department exists to make a hefty return on investment (ROI), whether directly or indirectly.  Everyone has to justify their spending, so it’s reasonable for execs to question how budgets are being used to maximize return. One activity that could always use a bigger budget to make a bigger impact is market intelligence. Yet the budgets and the personnel devoted to generate market intelligence, competitive intelligence and customer insight can be demanding and often times very expensive. This alone puts pressure on market intelligence departments to deliver high enough value…
  • Three Competitive Intelligence Lessons from CI Pioneer Leonard Fuld

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    When looking back at the history of competitive intelligence, one can’t leave out Leonard Fuld. Not only is he a speaker, author, and leader of his own business intelligence company, he developed many of the competitive intelligence gathering techniques professionals use today. He’s contributed so much to the development of competitive intelligence, which is why we’re focusing on a few key lessons Leonard has shared over the years:
  • 3 Reasons Why Analysts Need a Competitive Intelligence Dashboard

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
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    Max Ruckman

  • Innovation Excellence | Planting the Seeds of Innovation in Education

    Max Ruckman
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:37 pm
    A reformed teacher (he taught to middle and high school students for 17 years), Don started planting the seeds of innovation at the Franklin, IN High School 3-and-a-half years ago, having found inspiration in Daniel Pink‘s book “Drive”. Because of the State’s education standards, he had to find an innovative way to start his class as it was not part of [...]
  • Innovation Excellence | Back to Basics: Is Your Innovation on Purpose?

    Max Ruckman
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Why are we doing innovation, really? Let’s go back to basics. Behind, they have left the familiar territory of ‘quality’, that delivered almost guaranteed (yet limited) improvements. Ahead, ‘innovation’ offers an exciting journey, where you can’t see the end from the beginning. But this demands a leap of faith. And, as we know, matters requiring faith tend to stay at [...]
  • How Customer Feedback Can Stymie Innovation

    Max Ruckman
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    When one Procter & Gamble team launched Ariel Ultra in Mexico, it felt sure that the new laundry detergent, with twice the cleaning power for half the cost and half the space, would be a runaway success. But it was a resounding failure. Why? The disturbing answer: The team asked customers what they wanted instead of innovating themselves. Asking customers [...]
  • Innovation Excellence | Don’t Be the Best, Be the Only One

    Max Ruckman
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:43 pm
    A couple of weeks ago I asked if corporates really want to innovate like startups. Oneof the obstacles corporates have towards innovating like startups is overcoming their myopic view of competition: me-too-ism. When setting out to innovate, the vast majority of the time corporates decide they will make the Nth version of an existing product (see Microsoft) with their own branding [...]
  • Your Company’s Purpose Is Not Its Vision, Mission, or Values – Graham Kenny – Harvard Business Review

    Max Ruckman
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:02 pm
    We hear more and more that organizations must have a compelling “purpose” — but what does that mean? Aren’t there already a host of labels out there that describe organizational direction? Do we need yet another? I think we do, and I’ve pulled together a typology of sorts to help distinguish all these terms from one another. A vision statement [...]
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina technology and business news

  • Duke Energy All In for Solar

    David Menzies
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:29 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) today announced a $500 million commitment to a major expansion of solar power in North Carolina. This culminates the company's request for proposals (RFP) issued in February 2014 for new solar capacity. It will help Duke Energy further its commitment to renewable energy, diversify its energy portfolio and meet North Carolina's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS). It also provides customers greater access to renewable energy in a cost-effective manner. The company will acquire and construct three solar facilities –…
  • Security Services Leader Secure Designs Named for Fourth Successive Year to Inc. Magazine List

    David Menzies
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Inc. magazine has once again named Greensboro, N.C.-based Secure Designs, a premier provider of network security services, to its annual Inc. 500|5000 list an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy -- America's independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino's Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000."Our team continually applies extraordinary…
  • Louisburg College Welcomes New Trustees

    David Menzies
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:39 am
    LOUISBURG, N.C. -- Louisburg College is pleased to announce four new appointments to the College’s Board of Trustees, who will serve for a term of four years. With 30+ years of public accounting experience, Franklin T. Roberts of Batchelor, Tillery & Roberts, LLP, brings extensive experience with nonprofits, agricultural companies, construction and manufacturing corporations, commercial entities, and employee benefit plans. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants. He serves on the board…
  • Spectrum Velocity Adds New CTO, Dr. Chris Horne, PhD

    David Menzies
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:15 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Spectrum Velocity, a Raleigh, NC-based technology company, announces the addition of Dr. Chris Horne, PhD as its new Chief Technology Officer.  Dr. Horne will be charged with managing and directing all engineering activities at Spectrum Velocity in wireless infrastructure solutions including distributive antenna systems (DAS), Small Cells and Wi-Fi. In addition to in-building wireless solutions for enterprise and operators, Horne leads all RF engineering projects including RF Safety and FCC compliance as well as test and measurement activities.  In addition, Dr.
  • Revolution Law Sponsors Coastal Connect Keynote Panel “Starting With the End in Mind”

    David Menzies
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK & WILMINGTON, N.C. – Revolution Law (, a boutique firm providing collaborative legal services and advice to help move businesses forward, recently sponsored the keynote panel “Starting With the End in Mind” at the highly praised Coastal Connect Entrepreneur and Capital Conference in Wilmington. The firm’s founder, Henry Kopf, introduced the group of knowledgeable speakers including Doug Ellis, DecisionPoint International; David Jones, Bull City Venture Partners; Tom Lotrecchiano, EntreManureShip; Adam Burke, Active Investor from…
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    Newsfile Corp News Releases

  • IIROC Trade Halt - Vena Resources Inc.

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - September 19, 2014) - The following issues have been halted by IIROC: Company:  Vena Resources Inc. TSX Symbol: VEM (all issues) Reason: Pending News Halt Time (ET) 16:01     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…
  • SEC Charges Brooklyn Man for Facilitating Insider Trading Scheme Via Post-It Notes at Grand Central Terminal

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    Washington D.C.--(Newsfile Corp. - September 19, 2014) - The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a Brooklyn man with facilitating a $5.6 million insider trading scheme that typically involved the passing of illegal tips via napkins or post-it notes at Grand Central Terminal. Earlier this year, the SEC charged a stockbroker and a law firm managing clerk with insider trading and alleged they were connected by a mutual friend who served as a “middleman” in an effort to keep the two unlinked.  In a separate complaint filed today in U.S. District Court for the…
  • IIROC Trade Halt - Great Quest Fertilizer Ltd.

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:43 am
    Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - September 19, 2014) - The following issues have been halted by IIROC: Company:  Great Quest Fertilizer Ltd. TSX-V Symbol: GQ Reason: At the Request of the Company Pending News Halt Time (ET) 13:36     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…
  • Fundamental Applications Trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange - Video News Alert on

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:34 am
    Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - September 19, 2014) - Fundamental Applications (CSE: FUN) is one of the latest new listings on the Canadian Securities Exchange. The B.C. company completed a plan of arrangement on September 12th, which resulted in Fundamental Applications becoming a reporting issuer in Alberta and British Columbia. has produced a "video news alert" which provides a brief overview of the company. If this link is not enabled, please visit and enter "Fundamental" in the search box. If you cannot view the video above,…
  • Qualifying Transaction Update: Cinaport Received TSXV Conditional Approval for its Proposed Qualifying Transaction and Filed Filing Statement

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:34 am
    Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - September 19, 2014) - Cinaport Acquisition Corp. (TSXV: CPQ.H) (the "Company"), a capital pool company listed on the NEX board of the TSX Venture Exchange (the "Exchange") is pleased to announce that the Company has received conditional approval from the Exchange for its proposed Qualifying Transaction with Mettrum Ltd. ("Mettrum") as described in the Company's press releases dated June 18, 2014, July 21, 2014 and July 29, 2014 (the "Transaction"). The Company has filed on a filing statement dated September 17, 2014 prepared in accordance with…
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    HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing

  • Google Authorship Dead In 2014?

    Kyler Patterson
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    The post Google Authorship Dead In 2014? appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. If you’ve searched for anything on Google in the last month or so (who hasn’t?), you may have noticed slight changes in the results. First, the author pictures next to the results conspicuously disappeared. Then, videos started to vanish for most results (except those of YouTube and other sources where video is a primary source of content). Now, author names have disappeared. According to John Mueller from Google’s Webmaster Analytics team, Authorship has indeed been removed from your…
  • How Archive As A Service Lets You Lose Those Information Silos

    Natalie Lehrer
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    The post How Archive As A Service Lets You Lose Those Information Silos appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. There are a number of things that cloud storage services can do well. They can offer affordable resources, whether you’re starting out or extending from an existing setup. They can make those resources highly reliable and almost infinitely scalable (let’s just say, you’re unlikely to ever bump up against any limits.) And, last but by no means least; they can bring different parts of an organization together. With many enterprises still struggling to break down the…
  • Boost Sales With Effective Product Photography

    Jeremy Jensen
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    The post Boost Sales With Effective Product Photography appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. The United States has seen a rising trend in digital buyers from 136.9million in 2010, to what should be nearly 170 million next year in 2015. That’s over half the country now shopping in eCommerce stores. As consumers, we can’t get enough of the attractive images drawing our eyes towards a potential purchase because online a sale often comes down to how well we can perceive the product. Ideally, you’d want to hire a professional photographer to undertake such an…
  • Email: Unlimited vs. Infinite

    Ryan Evans
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    The post Email: Unlimited vs. Infinite appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Email is one of those little things that you can easily forget about. You read it, maybe even type out a response and click send… but then you go on about your day, likely paying no mind at all to the fact that the little email actually does take up physical space on a hard drive within a server. This can lead to some major issues in the long run, however. Like personal fitness, it is something that you need to keep tabs on and do daily. Left unchecked, an inbox full of old email and spam can…
  • Looking Into The Past To Predict The Future: The History Of The Internet

    Jeremy Jensen
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    The post Looking Into The Past To Predict The Future: The History Of The Internet appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. In a digital era where connectivity and technology are terms as ubiquitous as food and water, it’s easy to take the Internet for granted and not pay it any more mind beyond your latest tweet. In fact, relatively few people really understand what the Internet is, no less the origins of the world wide web or how it has grown over time to reach its current capabilities. Although this information might strike you as irrelevant, it might be wise to take minute…
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    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.
  • Happy Canada Day!

    Linda Fontana
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    In a world darkened by ethnic conflicts that tear nations apart, Canada stands as a model of how people of different cultures can live and work together in peace, prosperity, and mutual respect. Bill Clinton Whether we live together in confidence and cohesion; with more faith and pride in ourselves and less self-doubt and hesitation; [...]The post Happy Canada Day! appeared first on Find Sales Talent Canada.
  • So you want to get hired?

    Linda Fontana
    6 Jun 2014 | 6:54 am
    Ten critical behaviors necessary to land a Top Sales Role Evidence suggests your personality and behavior play a critical role in determining your ability to perform at the top.  To persuade, convince, or direct others is in its truest sense SELLING…I would also say that everyone has the innate ability to sell. To become a [...]The post So you want to get hired? appeared first on Find Sales Talent Canada.
  • Costly Hiring Mistakes

    Linda Fontana
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:19 pm
    A single bad hire can cost between $60,000 and $120,000–that’s not exactly the way you want to spend precious dollars in a difficult market … l am sure some of you reading this have experience  this pain. Business owners are facing a down economy in which scores of job seekers clamber over each other in order [...]The post Costly Hiring Mistakes appeared first on Find Sales Talent Canada.
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    Evolution Capital Partners » Blog

  • Innovation in Established Businesses, Where to Start

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Entrepreneurship and Innovation typically go hand in hand as one creates a product or service, but can sometimes get lost as one establishes and then begins to grow their business. During this week’s interview on The Second Stage with guest, Dr. Jeff DeGraff, we discuss the importance of innovation and how business owners can not only jumpstart their company, but how they can use existing momentum to their advantage. Entrepreneurs are no stranger to failure and Dr. DeGraff notes during our discussion how one can use these experiences to teach the key people surrounding them within their…
  • Conscious Capitalism: The Benefits of Aligned Organizations

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:26 pm
    Core Values and Value Creation, two often discussed topics here on The Second Stage, are the foundation as well as benefit to embracing the business model referenced as Conscious Capitalism. During today’s discussion, our guest, William Vogelgesang, co-founder of Candlewood Partners, describes this purpose-driven business model as organizations centered around a higher societal purpose, focused on creating value for ALL stakeholders, not just shareholders. And from a value creation stand point we discussed profits being a natural result of this purpose-driven model – with great focus and…
  • 6 Websites That Increase Productivity

    Gene Marino
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:27 pm
    TED Talks Entrepreneurs have a responsibility to their organizations that reaches beyond getting dollars in the door. Be it feast or famine, maintaining a positive attitude and staying inspired is paramount to balancing the morale of your team. TED Talks are infamous for providing viewers with much-needed motivation. Filter to business-related videos and let the likes of Bill Gates, Jamie Oliver, and Arianna Huffington ignite the passion that will trickle down into increased productivity. RescueTime A big part of boosting efficiency is understanding exactly where you spend your time on any…
  • The Affordable Care Act As We Approach 2015

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:42 pm
    As a follow up to our episode on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in October 2013, The Second Stage invited back insurance experts Robert Edmonds and Andrea Esselstein from Oswald to this week’s show to discuss the status of the ACA as well as specific and recent updates for 2015 and beyond. During our discussion we speak with our experts on enrollment status – and although it seems to be meeting original expectations with 8 million enrolled, there is still question as to how many of these 8 million are among the previously uninsured versus those who actually lost coverage due to the ACA,…
  • Transparency, Critical to the Success of your Business

    Brendan Anderson
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:49 pm
    So far on our journey through the 5 Pillars of Business Freedom SlideShare series we’ve talked about Financials and improving your cash flow, achieving business goals through Planning, and Hiring the right people. As we move on to our fourth pillar, we’ll discover why earning the trust of your employees is critical to the success of your business. In a recent TINYpulse survey of 7 Vital Trends Disrupting Today’s Workplace, transparency was listed as the number one factor contributing to an employee’s happiness and, subsequently, their engagement. The study reported that, on average,…
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    Jon R. Patrick

  • Does Ethics Matter When Choosing an MLM Company?

    Jon Patrick
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:19 pm
    The question came up: “Does Ethics Matter When Choosing an MLM Company?” This might be a controversial post, and that’s unfortunate. I’m not here to name names or point fingers, but there’s been a lot of hype around a couple of new-ish MLM Companies online, and people seem to have … Continue reading → The post Does Ethics Matter When Choosing an MLM Company? appeared first on Jon R. Patrick.
  • When Should You Quit Your Job…

    Jon Patrick
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:48 am
    And Go Full Time in MLM? I wanted to address this today – when should you quit your job and go full time in your MLM? Personally, I don’t see a major issue with people trying to go full time and having to backtrack – but then again, they wouldn’t … Continue reading → The post When Should You Quit Your Job… appeared first on Jon R. Patrick.
  • How to Add a New Youtube Channel to an Existing Account

    Jon Patrick
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    A simple way to Add a New Youtube Channel when you have an existing YouTube Account! I have a few Youtube channels, not too many but a few, and I recently found myself needing another for a little project I’m planning. In the past I’ve always created an entirely new … Continue reading → The post How to Add a New Youtube Channel to an Existing Account appeared first on Jon R. Patrick.
  • In an MLM, but Should You Get a Job?

    Jon Patrick
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:34 pm
    I’ve see recently, several comments, posts, etc. on social media revolving around this one question – You’re in an MLM, but should you get a job? I want to be clear about a couple of things: First, this isn’t from any one specific post by any person.  I just tuned-in … Continue reading → The post In an MLM, but Should You Get a Job? appeared first on Jon R. Patrick.
  • Ignore the Gurus and do your thing!

    Jon Patrick
    4 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    Marketing on the internet can be tough, so ignore the gurus and do your thing! Stay Focused! Stay Committed! I know what you’re going through.  You see the Gurus, they claim they’re successful because they “add value” but when you check their sites or Facebook profile, there’s no value to … Continue reading → The post Ignore the Gurus and do your thing! appeared first on Jon R. Patrick.
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    Office Space News & Serviced Office News from Easy Offices

  • Could the plan to convert offices into residential use threaten supply?

    9 Sep 2014 | 12:52 am
    In May 2013, the government introduced legislation that allowed for offices to be converted into homes, without the need for planning permission. This legislation was due to last for just three years but they are now consulting on extending this beyond 2016 and removing some exemptions for certain locations. Areas such as London’s central activities zone and Manchester city centres core received exemptions, this was to protect local businesses and jobs. This new proposal has the potential to remove “millions of square feet of offices” from the current market. Office space,…
  • August 2014 – Blog from a Serviced Office Tenant.

    20 Aug 2014 | 12:37 am
    Each month we will be following 2 companies, both sharing their highs and lows and everyday business challenges, as they describe any issues or problems connected to their office any and the choices and solutions they come up with or are presented with. The companies will remain anonymous as we want an insight into their office situation and not create a branding or P.R. exercise for them. Both are SME’s, in totally different industries where one company has decided to lease their own offices and the second is in a Serviced Office. This is the post from the Company in a Serviced Office –…
  • How a summer break can boost your business

    8 Aug 2014 | 2:35 am
    No matter how difficult small business owners may find it to pull themselves away from work, we are all recommended to take short breaks from our desks throughout the working day for our well being. What is even more beneficial, is to take an extended break from the office altogether, and what better time to do so than in the height of summer. Small business owners may immediately break into a cold sweat about taking a temporary step back from proceedings, but returning to the office refreshed and recharged may be the best thing that you do for both your business and your own piece of mind.
  • 5 steps to making sure your small business gets paid on time

    Adam Francis
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:13 am
    When it comes to running a small business, there are many challenges that you will be prepared for (delivery dilemmas! Setting up your website!) and plenty of tricky scenarios that you will have pre-empted (dealing with potential customer complaints etc.) Managing cashflow, however, is likely to be one of the biggest and most important challenges you will face and won’t have sufficiently planned for. Making sure your business gets paid can be relatively easy if you are able to take payment immediately. Tradesmen, personal trainers (all professions that are involved in any kind of work which…
  • Where to locate your business: all you need to know

    Adam Francis
    4 Aug 2014 | 1:16 am
    When moving a business, in much the same way as moving house, the old adage is just as relevant as ever. It’s all about location,location,location. There are so many things to consider that it seems as though the perfect solution you’re looking for might not be out there and in those circumstances it’s easy to settle for the nearest compromise. But the advice from the experts is simple: keep looking, your ideal office space IS within reach. For some it’s about locating to the area that best suits the type of business they are involved with, becoming part of a cluster…
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  • Build Your Own Personal Brand

    Michelle Stansbury
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Many professionals don’t think that investing in their own personal brand is important. Providing a high-quality product service should be all the matters. However, people want to work with those that they know, like, and trust. It is important to align your image with the values that are important to you and your target customer and then communicate them through branding. The post Build Your Own Personal Brand appeared first on
  • PR Test: Why American Airlines Has it Wrong and Nestle Shows its Sweet Side for Animals

    Jennifer Vickery
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    American Airlines just announced its new policy that they will be charging airline passengers between the ages of 5 to 14 flying alone a $150 surcharge – both ways. This policy starts Sept. 3 and is designed to “ensure the safest possible travel for youths” according to the airline. The post PR Test: Why American Airlines Has it Wrong and Nestle Shows its Sweet Side for Animals appeared first on
  • Why You Should Be Blogging for Your Small Business

    Richard Larson
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Having a well contributed company blog is something that can be an excellent asset to your small business. There are a number of benefits to maintaining a company blog and virtually no drawbacks at all. Blogs can be free or very low in cost and you don’t have to spend a great deal of time blogging. The bonus of a blog is that you get back what you put into it, but there is never any requirement, so if you don’t get to it one day, or one week, that is OK, the previous benefits won’t diminish as long as you do pick it back up and post to the blog consistently. The post Why You Should Be…
  • How Removing Clutter can Improve Efficiency

    Eric Thomas
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Every business can list efficiency and productivity among the top priorities. Improved efficiency and productivity may not always be considered to go hand in hand; however they really do. In fact, psychologists attest to the fact that a clutter free work placed really does improve productivity and efficiency. This can be attributed to less distractions as well as a clearer thought process. The theory behind it is that a clutter free office space leads to a clutter free mind. The result is then improved concentration and increased memory retention. The post How Removing Clutter can Improve…
  • Six successful ways to give positive feedback

    Kara Simon
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    When it comes to keeping employees motivated -- providing positive reinforcement really does work. Pausing to acknowledge a “job well done” or a specific action can energize employees and reinforce positive performance. And, although this might seem obvious and easy, it isn't. Saying “Great job!” or a simple “You rock!” won't be enough to influence an employee's attitude, morale, and more importantly increase your retention rates. So, while these phrases are fun to say and hear, the key to employee recognition is to take it seriously enough to be prepared. The following are a few…
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  • Pursuing an MBA While Living Abroad

    Rebecca Martin
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    As a student, Salmon has the flexibility to attend classes that are created specifically for people in her time zone, which means she can attend them whenever is most convenient based on her work schedule. When Megan Salmon was accepted to the full-time, on-campus MBA program at the Kenan-Flagler Business School, she found herself at a crossroads. The same week, she was offered a position with the Foreign Service—a job that required a long and arduous application process. For weeks, Salmon struggled with the decision of what path to take. Ultimately, she felt that the opportunity to live…
  • Continuing the Tar Heel Legacy Through Online Education

    Rebecca Martin
    5 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    Lindsay Chason’s family is chock full of University of North Carolina alumni, including her father, mother, grandmother and even her aunts and uncles. In addition, many of Chason’s colleagues and managers at Home Depot attended UNC, and they have been known to shout “Go Heels” when they see her wearing a UNC shirt at the gym. For Chason, this common bond translates into an inexplicable yet instant alliance. Because of the strength of UNC’s network, Chason’s heart was always set on attending UNC if she decided to pursue an MBA—which is exactly what she did in 2012. There…
  • A Global Perspective: An MBA@UNC Student in Hong Kong

    Rebecca Martin
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:03 am
    When Lauren Abraham was offered a management position at TransPerfect Translations International, she had 48 hours to decide whether or not she would accept the offer. While she was eager to move into such a role, the job would require her to uproot her life and move to Hong Kong. Ultimately, Abraham decided that the opportunity was too valuable to pass up. Two weeks later, she was on her way to Asia. Taking a management role in Hong Kong was certainly a beneficial move for her career, but Abraham knew she still had gaps to fill in her business acumen. Abraham graduated with a liberal arts…
  • The ROI of an MBA [Infographic]

    Rebecca Martin
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    Are you considering online MBA programs? You are not alone. According to The Get Educated online MBA survey, the MBA is the No. 1 most popular online graduate degree—and with good reason. In 2014, the growth in MBA hiring rates is expected to increase more than 16 percent. Not to mention, an MBA has considerable value personally, professionally and financially. According to GMAC data, 96 percent of MBA graduates rate the value of their degree as outstanding, excellent or good and would recommend a graduate management education to others. Three out of four graduates say they could not have…
  • A Professional Edge: Using MBA@UNC to Stand Out

    Rebecca Martin
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:05 am
    For Joshua Brown, it was never a question of whether to go back to school for an MBA. It was a matter of figuring out how he could do that while balancing his career and his family. Having been in the winemaking industry for nearly seven years, Brown was ready to transition out of wine production and move into a more strategic role, and it was clear that an MBA would be an essential asset. However, as a winemaker at O’Neill Vintners & Distillers, his schedule was demanding and often hectic during crush season. Still, Brown was determined to get his degree without having to make a…
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  • How to Build Truly Meaningful Relationships With Your Customers Online

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:49 am
    Technology has made it possible to reach out and communicate with potential customers all over the world. While reaching out can be done in minutes, developing long-lasting relationships with customers takes time and effort. We have a few tips to help you build great customer relationships online… Get personal for customer loyalty You can send out an email newsletter to the hundreds or thousands of names on your email list, and if you do it well, they will be grateful. But if you want to build a meaningful relationships, the kind that keeps customers coming back again and again, you…
  • Workplace Hack: Boost Productivity and Feel Good With the Guilt Hour

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:17 am
    When was the last time you put something off? I’m willing to bet there’s at least a couple of items on your to-do list that have been there a while. You keep meaning to get them done, but they can wait, and you’d rather be doing something else. While prioritization is key to productivity, getting in a habit of putting things off when you don’t want to do them is not good. Nick Jehlen, partner at The Action Mill, might just have the solution for what he calls the “guilty task”… “We take 2-3 minutes to identify the one thing that we feel most guilty about not having done…
  • Workplace Hack: The Daily Interruption Memo

    10 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    While I keep all of my to-dos stored electronically, I tend to start each day by planning what I’m going to do on paper. While this is generally a good system, something pretty much always crops up that I haven’t allocated time for. Danny Meyer, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, avoids these interruptions by having his executive assistant email him a daily memo every evening… “It’s in four parts, and the first part is my next day’s schedule. Then comes a list of questions that cropped up during the day… The third part of the e-mail is FYIs: information I…
  • Hootsuite and Contactzilla Team Up to Elevate Contact Management with Social Listening

    9 Sep 2014 | 3:08 am
    We’re very excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Hootsuite on a new integration that helps businesses manage social relationships more effectively. The integration combines Contactzilla’s shared address books and contact management with Hootsuite’s extensive social dashboard to form a seamless user experience. In addition to benefiting sales and customer service teams, the integration is useful for monitoring and recording brand mentions, identifying and contacting influencers and for journalists managing leads in the field. The Contactzilla-Hootsuite integration helps…
  • 10 Steps to Improved Internal Communication [Infographic]

    Guest Author
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    Succeeding as a leader, and keeping team spirit prospering, demands a great internal communications process. If you are not able to achieve the goals all by yourself, you need your team and their hard work. You need to able to communicate your expectations and objectives clearly. Although there is nothing more basic than the communication between two or more people, it’s still a stumbling stone in a lot of teams. As the load of data increases, sharing meaningful information gets harder and harder. There is plenty of useful information out there about enhancing the internal communications…
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  • Best Vet Tech Schools in Missouri
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Even when you are able to scroll all the way down to our listing of recommended vet tech schools in Missouri, it’s a good idea you first realize what makes an excellent vet tech training center.  You really do not want to waste your funds on a terrible institution. First, there’s something every probable veterinary tech should become aware of: veterinary techs could mean either veterinary technicians or vet technologists. Veterinary technicians as well as veterinary technologists, while close in job description, are unique in just how much instruction each will need. The primary…
  • Vet Tech Schools in Kansas
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:07 pm
    Even when you can easily scroll all the way down to the listing of selected vet tech schools in Kansas, it’s advisable you first find out what makes a vet tech facility effective. The worst thing you’d want is to slim out your wallet on a program that’s ineffective. Just before we continue, you should be aware that veterinary “technicians” and vet “technologists” tend to be both viewed as veterinary techs. Veterinary technicians together with veterinary technologists, while very close in job description, will vary in just how much instruction each…
  • Vet Tech Schools in Vermont
    14 Mar 2014 | 11:29 am
    While you may find a long list of vet tech schools in Vermont on the web, it is usually a good plan to first have in mind the elements which every decent veterinary tech training center must have. The last thing you would want is to thin out out your finances on a program that’s sloppy. At this point, there are certain things every single future vet tech should become aware of: veterinary techs can mean veterinary technicians or vet technologists. Not merely are the duties of veterinary technicians and veterinary technologists distinctive, they’re unique to the degree of coaching…
  • Vet Tech Schools in Louisiana
    27 Feb 2014 | 11:11 am
    Although you are able to browse right down to the listing of selected vet tech schools in Louisiana, it is far better you first find out what makes a decent vet tech school effective. You really don’t want to fritter away your money on a bad institution. At this point, there’s something every single potential vet tech should become aware of: veterinary techs can often mean either vet technicians or veterinary technologists. Veterinary technicians as well as vet technologists, while very close in job description, will vary in just how much training each will require. Veterinary…
  • Vet Tech Schools in New Mexico
    24 Feb 2014 | 11:36 am
    You may always find a long directory of vet tech schools in New Mexico over the internet. However, it’s often a good principle to first understand the criteria that every effective veterinary tech facility must have. You really don’t need to slim down your bank balance on a training center that’s low quality. Before we continue, you ought to know that veterinary “technicians” in addition to veterinary “technologists” are both viewed as vet techs. Vet technicians and also veterininary technologists, while similar in job description, are distinct in…
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  • Wheat Kings Win Home Opener
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    Brandon Wheat Kings  4 (en)  Regina Pats  2 - The Brandon Wheat Kings brought the curtain up on their 2014-15 Western Hockey League season Friday night with a 4-2 victory over the visiting Regina Pats before 4,509 fans at Westman Communications Group Place. Game Highlights ☛ ☛  HERE Game Summary HERE Tyler Coulter’s goal at the 6:36 mark of the third period snapped a 2-2 tie and lifted Brandon to the win in what was the opening game of a weekend home and home series with the Pats. After both teams traded goals in the first, defenceman turned left-winger Taylor Green gave…
  • The Legends of the Fall: Winnipeg Jets Are Back

    Darryl Manchulenko
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    Thoughts on the Winnipeg Jets –   Hockey fans have arisen from the dog days of summer with great anticipation that the Winnipeg Jets will be dropping the puck on a new season.  The pundits, bloggers and media alike have begun the transition of critiquing moves made or not made since the end of another non-playoff season to which players will make on the Winnipeg Jets “Opening Day Roster” in three weeks.  The lack of new news and the rehashing of the old news since July had me and others making numerous trips to the walk-in clinic for a bad case of nausea.        …
  • Winnipeg Jets Training Camp Info

    Mitch Kasprick
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    Winnipeg Jets Training Camp Rosters & Schedule - The Winnipeg Jets will hold their 2014 Training Camp at MTS Centre and MTS IcePlex from Thursday, September 18 to Tuesday October 7.  Training Camp sessions held at MTS Centre will not be open to the public; however, the sessions held at MTS Iceplex are free and accessible to the public. Winnipeg Jets first preseason game will be vs the Minnesota Wild on Monday September 22 at the MTS Centre at 7 p.m.  The Winnipeg Jets will then host the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday September 24 at the MTS Centre at 7 p.m. followed by games in Minnesota…
  • Winnipeg Jets Young Stars Report

    Rick Fritschy
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    The Young Stars Tournament & the Winnipeg Jets - I was able to attend the recent Young Stars tournament in Penticton, B.C. and will be providing some reports and articles pertaining to the Winnipeg Jets prospects. Not only was I able to see the games but be around the players as they warmed up prior to the games, in the dressing rooms, and under the stands.  That adds to the impression and feel one gets for the future for these players.  The Winnipeg Jets are in good shape going forward IMO. The first point I want to address is that the Jets scorers scored.  The players that should be…
  • WHT Podcast 016 Talking Winnipeg Jets

    Mitch Kasprick
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Winnipeg Hockey Talk Podcast Episode 016:   Mitch Kasprick is joined by WHT writers Darryl Mills and Darryl Manchulenko to discuss the the Blake Wheeler/Evander Kane comments, Darryl Mills interview with Winnipeg Jets prospect Josh Morrissey, Ondrej Pavelec, the Young Stars Tournament and more ….  Podcast 016 OR Follow Us On Twitter: If you have any ideas for future podcasts please let us know by using the comment section or contacting us via twitter.  Mitch at …. Follow @WpgSportsTalk  and  Follow @WpgHockTalk Darryl Mills at …. Follow @SKBigBluJetsfan Darryl…
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  • NHL and Arizona Coyotes News

    Mitch Kasprick
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Arizona Coyotes, NHL & local hockey news including the CHL’s Arizona Sundogs & the ACHA National Champion ASU Sun Devils      Lucas Lessio looking to stick with Coyotes For a week – maybe two – Coyotes prospect Lucas Lessio lugged around the disappointment …  Coyotes look to find feel as camp opens Consecutive non-playoff finishes  ….  Arizona Coyotes should be buyers The Arizona Coyotes are not Stanley Cup contenders. Arizona Coyotes hire Steve Sullivan as development coach The Coyotes have hired former player Coyotes fans should embrace NHL…
  • Random Thoughts On The Arizona Coyotes: Sept. 15

    Mitch Kasprick
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    Things about the Arizona Coyotes and the NHL  that crossed my mind this past week - Some of the things that rattled through my head about the NHL and our Arizona Coyotes this past week. 1.  Arizona Coyotes season tickets are in the mail.      2.  L.A. Kings at Coyotes on Sept. 22 is approaching fast!  I’m looking forward to seeing the prospects.      3.  Every training camp has a surprise.  Who will be the surprise in the Yotes camp this year?   4.  OEL bobblehead night is Nov. 8 vs NYI (first 5000)      5.  I’m debating on whether AHT should do a podcast on the…
  • 2014-15 Arizona Sun Devils D1 Hockey Roster

    Mitch Kasprick
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:34 pm
     The 2014-15 Arizona Sun Devils Hockey Team D1 Roster - Coach Greg Powers and the Arizona Sun Devils announce their roster for the upcoming season. 2014-­‐15 Arizona State Sun Devils -­‐ACHA Division I  Position Name  Home-­‐Town  Previous Team  1  Goal  Jordan Gluck  Scarsdale, NY.  Castlegar Rebels-­‐KIJHL  2  Def  Drew Newmeyer  Scottsdale, AZ.  Indiana Ice-­‐USHL  3  Def  Brett Blomgren  Fraizer Park, CA.  Fresno Monsters-­‐NAHL  4  Def  Jarrod Levos  Chandler, AZ.  Phoenix Knights-­‐WSHL  5  Def  Troy Hoban  St. Paul, MN.  Neepawa…
  • Random Thoughts On The Arizona Coyotes: Sept. 8

    Mitch Kasprick
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:51 am
    Things about the Arizona Coyotes and the NHL  that crossed my mind this past week - Instead of being serious all the time and writing a commentary or an opinion piece we will jot down some random musings once a week.  It might be a mix of serious, playful or maybe even a little sarcastic but it should be fun.  If you have answers please let us know.  1.  I have a funny feeling the Arizona Coyotes are going to surprise a lot of people in the Western Conference in 2014-15.   2.  Do Coyotes fans realize what a stud Oliver Ekman-Larsson is?  The NHL’s best kept secret!       …
  • KHL Begins It’s 7th Season On September 3

    Mitch Kasprick
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:23 pm
    KHL 2014-15 regular opens on September 3 - The 2014-15 Kontinental Hockey League season opens this Wednesday, September 3 with defending champions Metallurg Magnitogorsk hosting Dynamo Moscow.    This season will see the KHL with twenty-eight teams once again but three teams have withdrawn.  HC Donbass for political reasons (unrest in the Ukraine) and HC Lev Praha and Spartak Moscow for financial reasons.  They will be replaced by Jokerit from Helsinki, Finland and two teams from Russia, Lada Togliatti (Vysshaya hokkeinaya liga)and HC Sochi (expansion team). The 2014-15 season will see…
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  • Watch And Learn From World-Class Chef Alex Atala

    Diners Club International
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    We recently had the pleasure of filming Chef Alex Atala, the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award—Latin America 2014 winner, at work in his kitchen. Atala’s São Paolo restaurant, D.O.M, was ranked third on this year’s list of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants and seventh on this year’s list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. In... Read more »
  • A Look Inside Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards

    Eduardo Tobon
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:09 am
    The 50 best restaurants in Latin America gathered in Lima on September 3 to celebrate their accomplishments at an awards event as vibrant as the foods from the region. Diners Club International® was there as a sponsor of Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014, recognizing in particular the work of Brazilian Chef Alex Atala, whom... Read more »
  • The 50 Best Places To Dine In Latin America? Find Out Today

    Eduardo Tobon
    3 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Latin American food community’s finest have landed in Lima, Peru, to attend Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2014 Awards, where this year’s list of the top 50 restaurants in the region will be announced today. As a key sponsor of these awards, Diners Club International® will be on the scene, hosting a private media event... Read more »
  • Alex Atala: Bringing Brazilian Cuisine to New Heights

    Eduardo Tobon
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    The star of South American cuisine is rising in global gastronomic circles, with recipes and ingredients from the region making it onto the plates of diners around the world. Chef Alex Atala has played a central role in this ascendance by unveiling the previously-hidden local flavors of Brazil. For this important contribution, Atala has been... Read more »
  • Five Must-See Vacation Destinations for 2014

    Diners Club International
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    It’s not too late to plan the ultimate 2014 getaway and Diners Club International® has put together these five must-see travel destinations to help you make the most of your vacation days: Cape Town, South Africa: As the World Design Captial of 2014, Cape Town will host over 460 design projects viewable throughout the city,... Read more »
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  • CBP-40: The Collaborative Economy

    Peter Simoons
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Late 90s when I spoke to audiences about ebusiness I always used as an example. At that time Amazon was an online bookseller and many people felt that it would never be a serious competitor. Why would people buy books online? And even if they did, Amazon is an American reseller and we are in Europe. Nowadays Amazon is much more than just a book seller with local stores in many countries. Many of the businesses who did not see the real thread of Amazon, and with that also did not see the opportunity for their own business, are no longer in business. Unfortunately to a certain extend…
  • CBP-39: Enter collaboration only as a last resort, with Dave Brock

    Peter Simoons
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Today I am in conversation with Dave Brock, who is the CEO of Partners in Excellence; a consultancy with 15 people around the world. In our conversation we explore many elements of collaboration. Like how to keep people in different time zones and places in the world in sync and in-collaboration and we talk about how to partner with your customers. Dave’s advice to people or companies entering into collaboration is really interesting: Enter collaboration only as a last resort. Tune in and listen to this episode to learn why Dave provides this advice! Books mentioned in this episode:…
  • A vitamin pill for your alliances and partnerships

    Peter Simoons
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    “It feels like I have taken a vitamin pill today” That was the response of one of the participants of the previous Partnership Optimization Workshop. The participants in the workshop were representatives from two companies who have already been in a strategic alliance together for multiple years. Both parties were looking to create new partnerships in areas beyond their current partnership. During the workshop we worked the theory of creating and managing partnerships and alliances. We applied it to their actual partnership, thus identifying areas for immediate improvement in that…
  • CBP-38: Collaboration is a journey, with William Buist

    Peter Simoons
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    William Buist is the owner of the company Abelard, that he describes as a collaborative consultancy. The prime role of Abelard is to help business owners and directors to develop and grow their business to get real clarity about their business and with whom they need to be working. From that perspective William is working closely in collaboration with his clients to ensure the best joint results. William describes business collaboration as a step on a journey; the step where you become conscious that you need to do things a little different than the way you do them today. That journey has…
  • The email excellence challenge

    Peter Simoons
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:21 am
    Personal productivity has always had my interest. I have read the books by David Allen on “Getting things done” (GTD) and I attended his seminars a couple of times. I have installed many tools to make work life more efficient and hence increase productivity. I have also given workshops on the topic and I am coaching people to help them increase their own personal productivity. An increased personal productivity does not necessarily mean that you need to do more work. For me the focus is on increasing personal efficiency and effectiveness. This will allow you to get more done in less time.
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  • Non-Compliance to be More Costly for Lenders

    Christine Fitzgerald
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    The CFPB has issued a new rule to “simplify and improve disclosure forms for mortgage transactions” and recently introduced a new rule – Integrated Mortgage Disclosures under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (Regulation X) and the Truth In Lending Act (Regulation Z) – otherwise known as TILA-RESPA. The changes laid out in this new act will be officially put into place on August 1, 2015. There is currently a major overlap in disclosure forms that results in confusion for consumers shopping for the perfect mortgage. To alleviate the confusion, Congress enlisted the CFPB to…
  • Banking's Customer Service Revolution

    Christine Fitzgerald
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    A recent white paper entitled, “The End of the Banking Autocracy” uses research culled from worldwide survey to reveal that banks need to not only keep up with the latest technology, but to also listen to their customers’ rapidly changing needs in this increasingly high-tech world. Finance companies can no longer ignore the demands their customers place on them to deliver a customer service experience that not only meets, but exceeds, their expectations. The white paper used the results of an October 2013 survey carried out by UK-based marketing research company Ipsos Mori. …
  • Can the Government Lead the Way in E-invoicing?

    Christine Fitzgerald
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am
    The benefits of electronic invoicing are still not fully realized by far too many US-based businesses. While e-invoicing is constantly evolving and is a wise business practice, many private enterprises are slow to adopt it. A recent study by the E-Invoicing Platform found invoices totaling over $1.2 trillion are currently outstanding in the US. With other governments pushing for businesses to implement electronic invoicing mandates, is the US far behind? A 2013 study by The Accounts Payable Network found that more than 56 countries have implemented e-invoicing mandates ranging from federally…
  • The Insurance Industry Wises Up

    Christine Fitzgerald
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:09 am
    Forrester Research recently published “Trends 2014: North American Digital Insurance” which details the changes in consumer demographics and customer expectations that all insurers need to be aware of. The report concludes that customers – not insurers – are making the rules. Consumers have built solid, online-based relationships with other businesses – such as retailers, banks and other companies – and want their dealings with insurance providers to be no different. With consumers shifting towards a more active role, insurers need to be aware of the best way to communicate…
  • Auto Loans Up - So Are Borrowers' Expectations

    Christine Fitzgerald
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:03 pm
    In a recent report commissioned by Equifax, the credit reporting bureau discovered that there are currently 64 million auto loans outstanding with a balance of over $900 billion – a record high. In addition, new auto loans, originating in the first quarter of 2014 account for $163.5 billion in credit. Surprisingly, with record high balances on these loans, the delinquency rate is quite low – accounting for less than 1% of these outstanding balances. The news is also good for subprime auto lenders. In the report, Equifax also stated that 2.6 million new subprime auto loans were originated…
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    Linear to Circular

  • Am I Pavlov’s Human? Part II
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:49 am
    A quick update to my last post. In the interest of transparency, I thought I’d share a snapshot of the tracking sheet that I developed...
  • Am I Pavlov’s Human? Part I
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:48 pm
    I have a fitness tracker.and it has changed my life in unimaginable ways.  Well, that’s not entirely true.  I do have one, but I can’t...
  • What’s for dinner? (Part 1)
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    I fear we’re still doing it wrong.  Well, it’s kind of obvious that we’re doing it wrong, but I think we’re trying to get it...
  • The Apptrepreneurs won’t save us
    17 Aug 2014 | 11:59 pm
    The sharing economy has been widely praised, but I wonder if many of the firms are deserving. The Apptrepreneurs promise untold riches of convenience, but do they...
  • Are you a Radical Intrapreneur?

    Chris Oestereich
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:58 pm
    I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what we need from business leaders.  And by business leaders, I mean everyone who is actively making...
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  • Philippines on Its Way to Become Cost-Effective Hub for Int’l Firms

    Outsourcing Insider
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:01 pm
    A research paper published by Cushman & Wakefield entitled “Should MNCs Stop Paying Rent Overseas?” forecasted that the Philippines may soon join China and India as viable hosts for MNCs’ overseas operations if its economy continues to grow. The study, published last August by the global real estate consultancy company, noted that most multinational companies (MNCs) have established their headquarters in China and India – especially pharmaceutical research and development (R&D) firms in the case of China, and mostly information technology-business process outsourcing…
  • Cloud Security and Its Significance with Outsourcing

    Outsourcing Insider
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Since 2010, outsourcing has been slowly transforming and adopting cloud-based computing elements for as much as 10% of their operations. It is one trend that forecasters see will continue, even growing to as much as half or more of a typical outsourcing scope during the next five to seven years – a transition of outsourcing engagements toward cloud-based models. This shift will have a huge impact from infrastructure, operations, training and resources, and most of all, security. Cloud services are changing the very core of outsourcing. What can be viewed as benefits pose as risks too,…
  • Hashtag Marketing 101: Should You #Hashtag That?

    Outsourcing Insider
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:38 pm
    The advent of social media ushered in the #hashtag era. You see it used in almost every Facebook status, Tweet and even Instagram post. And if you have seen it and jumped on using it for your business without really understanding what it’s all about and used for, consider this your #hashtag marketing 101. What’s a hashtag? The pound sign, having the # (hashtag) symbol was originally suggested by Chris Messina, its inventor, to categorize tweets and make it work like a keyword or search term when you are using Google. It was originally rejected by Twitter but was incorporated when in 2007,…
  • I Can Outsource That? 5 Things You Can Actually Pay Someone Else to Do for You

    Outsourcing Insider
    5 Aug 2014 | 9:19 pm
    We have listed a couple of jobs before that you won’t believe you can actually outsource and it seems the list wasn’t enough to cover everything you can actually pay someone else to do for you. Here are some more jobs you can actually outsource: 1. Blog Content Editor Sometimes taking care of everything can be devastating for your focus. This is why authors have editors. And it doesn’t mean that you don’t need one if you haven’t written a book. If you are an online writer who needs to meet deadlines and still needs to take care of everything from thinking of content, editing,…
  • Public Sector in Government Turns to Outsourcing Too

    Outsourcing Insider
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Outsourcing has been the cost-effective and valuable solution for both small businesses and giant companies. Based from the figures published by Information Services Group (ISG), it is the preferred choice for public sector bodies too. Research shows that the public sector spent £51 billion on outsourced services in the past two years, almost twice as much under 585 contracts as the £30bn that commercial firms spent on 726 lower value contracts over the same period. The number of outsourced contracts awarded by public bodies since 2012 was almost triple the number of contracts awarded…
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  • 4 Bad Work Habits That Are Limiting Your Potential

    15 Sep 2014 | 12:22 pm
    All of us develop bad habits over time. When you've been doing a particular job or been with a certain company for a while, complacency can set in. When it does, you're likely to discover some bad work habits.You can find the original article on Inc.comIsn't time to get rid of them and develop better ones to help you become more successful?According to Monster Worldwide, Inc., these are some of the most common traits that can hold you back.1. Being a "lone ranger." Someone who does not have a confidant at work is more likely to fail due to lack of…
  • 8 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs Planning World Domination

    1 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    With shows like Shark Tank and all the focus in the media on entrepreneurship, young, vibrant, and charismatic entrepreneurs have captured our attention. These young people have proved that age is no barrier to starting and running a successful business. So whether your goal is a successful hometown business or world domination, here are a few tips from some young entrepreneurs who are doing it right. You can find the original article on Inc.comDon't Give Up"Startups don't die, they commit suicide. In other words, 90 percent of startups fail because the founders get…
  • America's Next Generation of Business Leaders

    25 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    If you want to support America's next generation of business leaders check out Independent Youth and find out how you can help. Had a spectacular time at the INDEPENDENT YOUTH #IYRetreat2014, thank you to Tanya Hamilton for allowing me to take part and work with the amazing and inspirational group of young entrepreneurs, including Lachlan Johnson and Jake Johnson! Thank also to Peter Gasca, Emily Johnson, and Sylvester Chisom.
  • Create Your Own Luck

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:37 am
    How do you work hard and create your own luck? The working hard part should be obvious. It means being the best you can be at whatever job you happen to be doing, whether it is writing complicated software or flipping a hamburger. Producing a good work product is a good first step but is not sufficient for advancing a career. That is where creating your own luck comes in. Both tends to be related to one another.Forbes has a pretty good article about creating your own luck. Boiled down to its essentials creating luck means being aware of opportunities when they come your way and…
  • Effective Management: Extroverts vs. Introverts

    16 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    The workplace is a melting pot of personalities--no surprise there! All types of employees must work together and are expected to overcome personal differences to reach a common goal. But ethics, cultural norms, and temperament can sometimes cause friction.Read the full article on
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  • Unemployment rate in Georgia increases to 8.1 percent

    Joseph Nordqvist
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    The unemployment rate in the state of Georgia has increased to 8.1 percent, according to state labor officials. The Georgia Department of Labor released the new unemployment rate for August last week. The jobless rate in the state increased by 0.5 percent to 8.1 percent from 7.7 percent in July. In August last year Georgia reported an unemployment rate of 8.2 percent, meaning that the rate is only marginally better than the same time last year. Mark Butler, State Labor Commissioner, issued a statement that said Georgia had achieved good labor growth, calling the August unemployment rate…
  • B20 business leaders say global economy needs a kick-start

    Joseph Nordqvist
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    The B20 group of business leaders are asking the world’s richest countries to increase spending on infrastructure and reduce the amount of regulation and red tape to help give the global economy a kick-start. B-20 summits are summits of business leaders from the G-20 countries. This year the B-20 summit is in Sydney, Australia. The B20 are going to express their concerns that the global economic growth, which has been sluggish, needs to be a priority for politicians. There are a number of changes that the B20 has proposed that could help fuel growth and reduce the number of people living…
  • Lotus Cars announcing up to 325 job losses

    Marie Singer
    20 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    This week, British manufacturer of sports and racing cars Lotus Cars has announced up to 325 job losses, representing about one quarter of its global workforce. CEO Jean-Marc Gales says it is necessary for the company to achieve its business targets. Mr. Gales says his company aims to “build a strong, sustainable future.” Despite posting sales nearly 50% higher than one year ago, profits are eluding the company. Lotus Cars needs to stop losing money. The Norfolk-based business says compulsory lay offs are likely, but for the moment there is a 40-day consultation process underway with…
  • London shares rose on Scottish vote, pound lost early gains

    Christian Nordqvist
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    When it became clear on Friday that Scotland had voted to reject independence, shares on the London Stock Exchange rose 18 points (0.27%) to 6837.92, while the pound surged to record highs against the euro and dollar, but then fell back later in the day. The pound sterling had been declining during the two-week period leading up to the Scottish vote, as investors feared a “Yes” vote might destabilize the UK economy. As it became clear on Thursday night and Friday morning this was not going to happen, sterling recovered all its recent losses. However, by the end of Friday the pound was…
  • US appeals court declines to rule on Citigroup and Argentina appeal

    Marie Singer
    20 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    A Citigroup Inc. and Argentinian appeal resulted in a “no verdict” by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Friday, i.e. the three judges declined to rule. Judge Thomas P. Griesa of the United States District Court had ordered Citigroup not to process $5 million in interest payments on $8.4 billion in bonds issued under Argentine local laws. The US Appeals Court stated that it did not have the jurisdiction to decide on the lower-court order. The Appeals Court order said: “Nothing in this court’s order is intended to preclude Citibank from seeking further relief from the…
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    Business Pro Weekly articles

  • VoIP Basics for Beginners

    17 Sep 2014 | 4:48 pm
    VoIP (voice over IP) uses a digital network to transmit phone calls. It can be a viable replacement for standard phone services.
  • In Depth: Outsourcing vs Insourcing

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    Some businesses are finding that insourcing may be the better option – and it doesn’t have to compromise quality.
  • Charity Days: Effective Team Building?

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:24 am
    Charity days can help your team become more effective. But to get full value from the experience, you have to plan it correctly.
  • 5 Time Management Tips

    12 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    Being a good time manager isn’t just about completing a set list of tasks each day; it’s about working smarter and more efficiently. Have a look at these five ways to manage your time better.
  • Google Drive and Intellectual Property

    7 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    Google does not — in any way, shape, or form — own the content users upload, and it cannot do anything with that content if it is set as private.
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    CDC Synectics on How to Leverage Resources

  • How Your Company can Benefit from Standardization

    Connie Siu
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Standardization helps to streamline operations and simplify administration. Connie shares a few tips on how your business can benefit from it.
  • Finding the Right Team Balance

    Connie Siu
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:24 am
    The tree pose in yoga looks simple but it requires focus and technique in order to balance your stance on one foot. It helps if you gaze at a distant object. Some days, the balance just might not work. You sway like a tree branch in the wind. You struggle to rebalance but still lose it at the end. Excellent team work is a powerful force to deliver exceptional results. The sum of the intellectual power and experiences of the team members constitute congruent efforts to conquer the challenge on hand. To build a great team, you need to find the right people to fill the roles. For every team,…
  • The Pruning Effects

    Connie Siu
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    Rhododendron is a fairly hardy plant. Under the right conditions, it grows and blossoms without much care. The plant does require pruning to keep it from becoming too ‘bushy.’ As an amateur gardener, I learned a few things from pruning. Instant Gratification With a pair of scissors in hand, I took 6 inches all around the plant. At a distance, the size and shape looked decent. However, a closer look showed a messy mix of cut leaves, spent flowers, and dead wood. The random shave took less than 20 minutes and little thinking. In a similar vein, taking rash actions in a business to fix a…
  • The Commitment for Performance

    Connie Siu
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    On board the plane just about to take off for San Diego, the air stewardess briefed the passengers seated in the emergency exit row the instructions to operate the exit. At the end of the briefing, she asked for verbal affirmation from those passengers that they would be willing to take on the responsibility. The commitment doesn’t guaranteed perfect operation of the emergency exit but those passengers are prepared to do their best. In the workplace, how often do you ask for explicit commitment from your employees? Due to limited resource availability, you assign work to an employee you…
  • Types of Performance Measures

    Connie Siu
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The different types of performance measures are used for different purposes. Don’t get overwhelmed by their label, focus on what you want to achieve.
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    Strategic Thinking | Principles of Execution

  • PofE 066: PPM Tips and Techniques

    Gerald J. Leonard
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:50 am
    PM Tools PMIWDC Workshop Research has shown that top performing organizations that practice project portfolio management (PPM) and IT Governance have a 40% greater return... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PofE 065: The Value of Portfolio Management

    Gerald J. Leonard
    16 May 2014 | 11:34 am
    FOSE 2014 PMI Portfolio Management Presentation High-performing organizations achieve results by utilizing portfolio management to select the right projects at the right time with the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PofE 064: Benjamin Graham - The Father of Value Investing

    Gerald J. Leonard
    14 May 2014 | 5:30 am
    Principles of Value Investing Background and Challenges: In 1894, Benjamin Graham was born in London England as Benjamin Grossbaum. His family moved to New York... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PofE 063: Mother's Day Message - The 100th Anniversary

    Gerald J. Leonard
    11 May 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Mom's Work Is The Hardest Job In The World "A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary."... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PofE 062: Rudy Giuliani – The Ideal Composite Risk Management Advisor

    Gerald J. Leonard
    30 Apr 2014 | 5:27 am
    "Do not fear to step into the unknown, for where there is risk, there is also reward." by Lori Hard Background and Challenges: His father,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • Sensible Blogging Checklist [Infographic]

    Catherine Pham
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    This infographic from The Whole Brain Group acts as your sensible blogging checklist which explains everything you need to create a successful blog for business. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: The SeenThe post Sensible Blogging Checklist [Infographic] appeared first on THE SEEN.
  • What Social Media Platforms Are Best Suited for Your Business [Infographic]

    Catherine Pham
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    This infographic from Quicksprout discusses about which social media platforms that are best suited for your business. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: The SeenThe post What Social Media Platforms Are Best Suited for Your Business [Infographic] appeared first on THE SEEN.
  • The Content Cycle – Do More with Less [Infographic]

    Catherine Pham
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    This infographic from Brafton explains about the content cycle and how businesses can do more with less. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: The SeenThe post The Content Cycle – Do More with Less [Infographic] appeared first on THE SEEN.
  • The New Kid on the Block – Outreach Marketing

    Catherine Pham
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:52 am
    “OK so all I have to do is get a bunch of friends on Facebook, buy some advertising time and then I can sell all my stuff right?” Wrong! That’s the idea most people have when they think of marketing online.  Unfortunately, it just doesn’t work like that. No, the web has changed the way a business of any size needs to market. It’s just not enough to advertise your product or service anymore. You just have too much competition for this to be effective. Instead you have to reach your consumer in the way he wants to be reached. Today’s consumer is smart, knows what he wants and…
  • The Future of Search Engines [Infographic]

    Catherine Pham
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    This infographic from Siteber addresses the future of search engines. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: The SeenThe post The Future of Search Engines [Infographic] appeared first on THE SEEN.
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    When I Work

  • A Guide To Creating a Company Culture That Sticks

    Chad Halvorson
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Developing a clear and consistent company culture is an important ongoing task that every business owner or leadership team must address.When there is no across-the-board company culture, employees tend to create one of their own. This unwanted environment can often lead to an “every man for himself” type of atmosphere that can undermine company goals, open the door for hostility, and seriously impact how productive and successful a team ends up being in the long run. A healthy company culture breeds an atmosphere of oneness, where everyone feels valued enough to work together to advance…
  • How To Humanize Your Marketing Efforts [Q&A With Brian Honigman]

    Rob Wormley
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:37 am
    A lot of business owners and managers struggle with understanding how to effectively engage with customers online. Most business owners know that they need to be active and present on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and others, but not as many know how to actually connect on a human level with their current and prospective customers online. Similarly, most business owners know that blogging should be included in their marketing efforts, but few understand what they should be writing about, what their customers need help with, or how to develop a brand voice. If…
  • What’s The Best Way To Keep Employees Motivated? 16 Business Professionals Chime In

    Rob Wormley
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:22 am
    For many business owners, it’s not always easy to determine what truly motivates employees to do their best work, to come in on time, or to remain loyal to the company. A recent Gallup poll reported the following about employee engagement: “The bulk of employees worldwide — 63% — are “not engaged,” meaning they lack motivation and are less likely to invest discretionary effort in organizational goals or outcomes. And 24% are “actively disengaged,” indicating they are unhappy and unproductive at work and liable to spread negativity to coworkers. In rough numbers, this…
  • Completely Redesigned Employee Scheduling App For iOS 8

    Rob Wormley
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:00 am
    Here at When I Work, we’re committed to staying ahead of the game when it comes to designing apps that integrate seamlessly with your computer browsers and smartphones. If you haven’t heard, Apple is about to release an update to the operating system that runs on the iPhone—from iOS 7 to iOS 8. It’s one of the biggest and most innovative updates Apple has ever developed—and it’s coming this fall. To prepare, our developers have been hard at work completely redesigning the When I Work iPhone app. Like Apple, it will be our biggest update to date—and we couldn’t…
  • 18 Infographics Every Smart Boss Has Bookmarked

    Chad Halvorson
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:20 pm
    As a business owner, you don’t always have extra time available in your day to spend reading lengthy, word-heavy industry articles or blog posts. If you fall into that group and are looking for a way to consume valuable information in less time, look through the infographics in this post. They are a lot more visual than your average blog post and a lot easier to quickly digest—and still packed full of helpful information and tips that you can use to improve your business. 1. How Colors Affect Conversions 92% of people say that the visual dimension is the #1 influencing factor…
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    Pinnacle Telecom - Comms Buzz

  • The importance of ‘Unified Communications’

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    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…
  • Communications help for retail businesses

    9 Sep 2014 | 2:32 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 small businesses can increase sales and retain customers through communications

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:37 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 can…
  • The increasingly powerful ‘Presence’ features in communications technology

    26 Aug 2014 | 2:22 pm
    ‘Presence’ features in telephone systems are becoming increasingly more powerful. Knowing whether someone is available before you try to reach them dramatically improves communications effectiveness, and ‘presence’ is gradually spreading into messaging systems. What isn’t always recognised is that a type of enterprise ‘presence’ functionality has existed for a long time in the form of traditional phone features. A busy lamp on a phone indicating that a colleague is engaged is a well established form of presence information that improves communications performance – you know up…
  • Pinnacle Telecom Urges Organisations To Join The IP Telephone Revolution

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:14 am
    This week we are urging organisations to join the ‘IP telephone revolution’ to get free voice calls along with the ability to combine it with sophisticated software. By routing telephone calls through IP – Internet Protocol – telephony is currently undergoing its biggest evolution since Alexander Graham Bell invented the first prototype telephone in 1875. Telephony has historically been based on analogue ‘circuit-switched’ technology. Imagine an old-fashioned switchboard operator plugging in wires to establish a connection, and you get a pretty good idea of what circuit-switching…
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    Market Deeper

  • Global And China Gradevin Industry 2014 Market Research Report

    11 Sep 2014 | 4:32 am
    Download PDF QY Research Reports included a detailed market survey and trends analysis on Global And China Gradevin Industry 2014. This report also includes more info about basic overview of the industry including definitions, applications and industry china structure. The report firstly introduced Gradevin basic information included Gradevin definition classification application industry chain structure industry overview; international market analysis, … Read More >>The post Global And China Gradevin Industry 2014 Market Research Report appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • Global And China BDO-PTMEG-Spandex Industry 2014 Market Research Report

    11 Sep 2014 | 3:38 am
    Download PDF QY Research Reports included a detailed market survey and trends analysis on Global And China BDO-PTMEG-Spandex Industry 2014. This report also includes more info about basic overview of the industry including definitions, applications and industry china structure. The report firstly introduced BDO-PTMEG-Spandex basic information included BDO-PTMEG-Spandex definition classification application industry chain structure industry overview; international market analysis, … Read More >>The post Global And China BDO-PTMEG-Spandex Industry 2014 Market Research Report appeared…
  • Global And China Glass Mosaic & Tile Industry 2014 Market Research Report

    10 Sep 2014 | 3:05 am
    QYResearchReports added latest deep and professional market research reports on Global And China “Glass Mosaic Market 2014” & “Glass Tile Market 2014” Industry Analysis, Overview, Research and Development. Global And China Glass Mosaic Industry 2014 Market Trend, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast : Download PDF The report firstly introduced Glass Mosaic basic information included Glass Mosaic … Read More >>The post Global And China Glass Mosaic & Tile Industry 2014 Market Research Report appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • Global And China Glass Cement & Doors Industry 2014 Market Research Report

    10 Sep 2014 | 2:53 am
    QYResearchReports added latest deep and professional market research reports on Global And China “Glass Cement Industry 2014” & “Glass Doors Market 2014” Industry Analysis, Overview, Research and Development. Global And China Glass Cement Industry 2014 Market Trend, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast : Download PDF The report firstly introduced Glass Cement basic information included Glass Cement … Read More >>The post Global And China Glass Cement & Doors Industry 2014 Market Research Report appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • Global And China Tricyanic Acid Industry 2014 Market Trend, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast

    3 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    The report firstly introduced Tricyanic Acid basic information included Tricyanic Acid definition classification application industry chain structure industry overview; international market analysis, China domestic market analysis, Macroeconomic environment and economic situation analysis and influence, Tricyanic Acid industry policy and plan, Tricyanic Acid product specification, manufacturing process, product cost structure etc. Browse Complete Report with TOC @ Then statistics…
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  • Ireland is Number One in Europe for Trade Confidence

    Jesse Maida
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Ireland has been rated Europe’s number one country in terms of trade confidence according to HSBC’s latest Trade Confidence Index. Egypt had the highest score of 147 while Ireland scored 119, well above the neutral score of 100. This survey was conducted by Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) on behalf of the HSBC in a total of 23 markets. The index is...
  • 5 Reasons Why Your Supply Chain is Costing Your Business Too Much Money

    Nick Huang
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    A well-run supply chain can add provide significant value to your business, but it is important to remember that not all supply chains are created equal. If you aren’t constantly evaluating (and re-evaluating) the inner-workings of your supply chain, you could be pouring extra money into areas that won’t benefit the business in the end. While you...
  • Apple's Yearly Revenue Exceeds the GDP of 118 Different Countries

    Jesse Maida
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Apple's revenue is expected to surpass $180 billion this year. This figure is more than the GDP of 118 different countries. Below is map displaying every country which has a lower GDP than Apple's expected revenue of $180 billion. All the countries in black represent a lower GDP than Apple's expected revenue. The GDP figures are in USD millions...
  • Egypt Tops HSBC's Trade Confidence Index

    Jesse Maida
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:06 am
    Egypt has topped the latest trade confidence index, a survey conducted by Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) on behalf of the HSBC in a total of 23 markets. The index is comprised of six-month views from expert importers, exporters, and traders from small and mid- market enterprises. These experts share their views on trade volumes, risk to suppliers,...
  • UK Music Industry Valued $6.2 billion in 2013

    Nick Huang
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    The British music industry, which is well renowned across the globe for producing some of the biggest superstars including The Beatles, Adele, Arctic Monkeys and One Direction… has now once again showed its prominence as the latest report reveals that the UK music industry reached total economic value of $6.2 billion (£3.8 billion) in 2013,...
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    Culture Amp

  • Customer satisfaction? Four reasons to ask your employees first

    Jon Williams
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:03 pm
    [Image Credit] Many companies are obsessed with how satisfied and loyal their customers are – And if they’re not, they should be. Most companies will live, die or thrive on the efficacy of their customer service. So naturally this is a something incredibly important for companies to measure. After the balance sheet it’s probably the metric that gets the most attention from senior leadership (sometimes before the balance sheet). There are a number of mechanisms to measure Customer satisfaction – or your nearest proxy or equivalent for satisfaction. One of the most popular…
  • Gong-Worthy Goals at Raizlabs

    Jon Williams
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:06 am
    [Image Credit] We recently facilitated a roundtable event in Boston on “The Future of Performance Reviews” – We had some great presentations and discussions from local startup superstars like Next Jump, Raizlabs and Dyn. One of the tidbits that came up was something mentioned by Gary from Raizlabs – Gong-Worthy Goals. At Raizlabs, employees declare a goal that is “worthy of banging the company gong”. By definition it needs to be something that is a significant stretch. They have a few of their own examples on their blog. I thought this was a great idea. Aside…
  • Employee survey? Don’t read the comments

    Jon Williams
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:07 pm
    [Image Credit] Ok. The real title is “Read the comments last”. We do analytics for company culture, the cornerstone of which is our employee survey (culture survey). One of the considerations in the design of our reporting is how to represent comments. It’s no coincidence that the comments are last on our main reporting dashboard. Comments are extremely important – But, they need to be considered carefully and in context. The illustration above sums up why perfectly. It’s almost impossible not to fixate on certain comments, particularly negative ones. Just one or two…
  • 3 Surprises in Company Culture

    Jon Williams
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    [Image Credit] We often get asked what results to expect out of our culture surveys. This is an impossible, but understandable question: What are we going to uncover when we start asking our employees these questions? The real answer isn’t always the shock that people expect. You’re in the organization and often have a pretty good implicit understanding of what is going on. The power of the survey is often giving a voice to these issues and being able to understand the relative priorities — Driver Analysis is an essential part of this. Whilst the result may be something…
  • You Don’t Have To Be A Startup To Have A Startup Culture

    Corey McAveeney
    3 Sep 2014 | 3:38 pm
    The Future of Startup Culture from Culture Amp on Vimeo. We had the pleasure of joining forces with the Mayor’s Office and David Chang for an outstanding event at Boston Idea Week. Local entrepreneurs told their stories of scaling their culture and shared their adventures and wisdom. At long last, here is the video covering the highlights of the event! We are excited to be partnering with the Greater Boston Startup Culture Meetup in November for their next event, Working Well: Making Health & Wellness Part of Your Startup Culture. See you there! The post You Don’t Have To Be A…
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    WorldDealer: Traditional & Digital Automotive Marketing

  • Industry Expert JD Rucker Recommends Responsive Website Design

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

    2 Sep 2014 | 1:15 am
    This is one of those topics that can never be discussed too much. The art and science of automotive advertising in 2014 and beyond requires that dealers put their efforts (and their vendors) in alignment across every advertising venue. It’s human nature for people to be drawn to the familiar. They like to recognize what they’re seeing, even if it’s only perceived on an unconscious level. This is why most large companies put a lot of effort into forming a singular branding catchphrase within their messaging. Try it out – can you identify the company associated with the…
  • Reach Out to Us at AutoCon

    30 Aug 2014 | 10:48 pm
    As the fall conference season heats up in the automotive industry, we’re proud to be attending the AutoCon 2014 convention in Las Vegas. Our President and CEO, Paul Accinno, will again be a featured speaker at the event. Come see him this week as well as several other tremendous speakers at the Aria Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, September 3-5th. Look up Paul and he’ll be happy to answer any of your automotive advertising questions.
  • Build a Masterpiece with Your Advertising

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:32 pm
    As we talk to more and more successful dealers across the country, we’re finding a common trait that permeates throughout their advertising: attention to detail. The ones who are putting the most effort and paying the most attention to the messages they’re putting out on traditional and digital advertising venues are finding the best results. It’s not uncommon for dealerships to put a ton of faith in their advertising agencies. We are, after all, the experts who live and breath this stuff on a daily basis. However, one of the biggest mistakes that we see is when there are…
  • WorldDealer Advertising to present at AutoCon 2014

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Pittsburgh, PA. — WorldDealer Advertising announced today that it will be a sponsor of AutoCon 2014, a conference for dealership best practices being held Sept. 3 to Sept. 5 at the Aria Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. This will be the third annual installment of the event, which educates dealers on the newest developments in the automotive market. As an AutoCon sponsor, WorldDealer will contribute to the wealth of knowledge and behind-the-scenes wisdom being shared by the speakers, workshops and attendees. The company will also host its own best practice workshop during the event.
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    The Soho Loft

  • Family Offices 101: How to Catch a Billionaire Client

    Jane Cueto
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:05 am
    by David Drake Family offices and big banks are both chasing after the fortunes of ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWI), a growing global population. The Knight Frank’s annual Wealth Report projects that by 2023, the number of billionaires will rise by 38 percent and the number of UHNWIs by 59 percent. Where does their money […] Find out more from our website at
  • RealCap Chicago Conference: Trailblazing Online Real Estate Capital Syndication

    Jane Cueto
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:23 pm
      - Sep. 15, 2014 – CHICAGO — The Soho Loft Conferences, with diamond sponsors American Homeowner Preservation and Victoria Global, will introduce Online Capital to Real Estate Entrepreneurs this 18 September 2014. “RealCap Chicago: Introducing Online Capital to Real Estate Entrepreneurs” will be held on Thursday from 8am to 6pm... Find out more from our website at
  • CfPA Premier Annual Education Event

    Jane Cueto
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    Editor’s Note: David Drake, chairman of The Soho Loft, is a co-founder of CfPA (Crowdfunding Professional Association). He will be a key speaker at the CfPA Education Summit this Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2014 The premier annual education event of the Crowdfunding industry’s inclusive and non-profit trade association, consisting of... Find out more from our website at
  • CfPA Recommended Termsheet Template for JOBS Act Equity Offerings

    Jane Cueto
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:43 am
    Editor’s Note: David Drake, chairman of The Soho Loft , is a co-founder of CfPA (Crowdfunding Professional Association). He will be a key speaker at the CfPA Education Summit this Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2014   The Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), the federally-recognized, not-for-profit, 501(c)(6) trade association for all... Find out more from our website at
  • CfPA launches 2 New Certification Programs

    Jane Cueto
    9 Sep 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Editor’s Note: David Drake, chairman of The Soho Loft , is a co-founder of CfPA (Crowdfunding Professional Association). He will be a key speaker at the CfPA Education Summit this Sept 29 – Oct 1, 2014 The Crowdfunding Professional Association (CfPA), the federally-recognized, not-for-profit, 501(c)(6) trade association for all... Find out more from our website at
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    Globalization Partners International - Blog

  • Android Provides a World of Language Support

    13 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In the 9 years since Google acquired Android it has grown to be the world's most popular mobile operating system. To do so the Google Android team developed language support features so that Android OS-based phones fully function in the language of the user's choice. Here is a view of how much of the world has accepted Android (Table by Canalys): The list of languages currently supported within Android are: Language Language Code Afrikaans af Amharic am Bulgarian bg Catalan ca Chinese (PRC) zh-CN Chinese (Taiwan) zh-TW Croatian hr Czech cs Danish da Dutch nl English (UK) en-GB English (US)…
  • Follow the Perfect SEO Recipe to Serve a Perfect Website

    7 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Like trying to cook a new dish, launching a new website can be a scary process for any webmaster or business owner. Your website is a smooth mixture of many ingredients which you must mix all together in the perfect quantities and qualities. If you forget to add all of the proper ingredients, your dish does not taste right. The same goes for your website, forget just one ingredient and your website does not look, feel or work right. You need among other items, good fresh content, but if you forget to add the SEO ingredients (correct metadata in the correct amounts as one example), then your…
  • How to create eBook Fixed Layout with Adobe InDesign CC 2014

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    One of the most powerful tools to create eBooks is Adobe InDesign. Historically the ability to create eBooks with a fixed layout format was a challenge. Creating an eBook in this special format was complicated with previous versions of InDesign because it required special plug-ins and extra work outside of InDesign. Now with the new release of CC 2014, no more extra plug-ins or work!   Fixed Layout ePUB Format Unlike standard EPUB, when you create an EPUB Fixed Layout, your pages come out looking just the way you have designed them. This format is suited for creating eBooks with complex…
  • Middle East Languages and Locales: Essential Facts

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Although the Middle East remains an economically, politically, culturally, and religiously sensitive region, due largely to the implications of the Arab Spring in 2011, the potential for growth and gains in the region is becoming stronger.   Middle East GDP growth is projected at 3.6% for 2014 and 4.2% for 2015. Gulf Cooperation Council countries have combined assets in Sovereign Wealth Funds estimated at $2.25 trillion ($975 billion held by UAE and 680 billion held by Saudi Arabia) Population of the Middle East is expected to rise by 17.3% between 2014 and 2024. Qatar's GDP per capita…
  • 3 Reasons to attend the upcoming Sitecore Symposium

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Sitecore Symposium in Las Vegas will be held September 8th - 10th at the Aria Resort. Sitecore refers to its product as the leading customer experience software. I would say after attending a number of content management related conferences this year that 2014 is the year of the customer. 2013 ended with 'Content' as the keyword, but soon the buzz word became the 'Customer', with 'content' still close behind. Sitecore has a very good reason to refer to their product as customer experience software as it is much more than a content management system. Sitecore has made quite an effort…
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    Faster Founders

  • Stress – how it can be good for you

    Richard Morgan
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:17 am
    As Founders it’s inevitable that you will ride the roller coaster of emotions, the incredible highs when you gain a customer or increase your monthly revenue, and the shattering lows when that deal doesn’t quite get done, or the product you thought was a sure thing doesn’t land that well. There is an element of stress that comes with lots of things we do as Founders and while the physical manifestation is often deemed as ‘bad’, I watched a TED talk recently that talks of the stress response in a different way. The talk is by Kelly McGonigal who is a Health…
  • Practical Perseverance and how to develop it

    Richard Morgan
    22 Jun 2014 | 11:32 pm
    PERSEVERANCE – Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success I have studied many books around success and achieving your goals in business, I have listened to lots of authors and success coaches in audio books and podcasts explain how success can be yours….if only you keep  at it. The word ‘PERSEVERANCE’ is used time and again as a key trait that has helped many achieve success in their lives. The example that sticks out for me is Anthony Robbins when he mentions Colonel Sanders and his Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe. At age 65 he…
  • Think you can’t do it?

    Richard Morgan
    20 Jan 2014 | 12:43 am
    I can’t do this but I’m doing it anyway   There is an in-built chip that we all have that is programmed to give us the fear of not being able to achieve things. It’s in Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos exactly the same as you and I. When you get that great assignment or you’ve just landed that great job you suddenly become overwhelmed and thing “I can’t do this….!”. Sound familiar? This feeling is known as many things but I’m going to refer to is as Impostor Syndrome where you feel that somehow you’re not up-to the job and will be found…
  • Level 2 – STARTED to take your idea to business

    Richard Morgan
    14 Jan 2014 | 2:35 pm
    You have Started already You’ve worked through Level 1, some awareness building and you have started to transform the idea in your head into something more meaningful on paper or screen. That wasn’t too tough was it? Now onto the next level. Next we will work to put some more detail to the activities and scope of the offering we’re looking to bring into reality. Taking action: Describe what specific actions you need to take to move forwards to the next level [task list]. Armed with the list of tasks we can start to work out the order and sequence [plan dates] – this will be our…
  • Top 12 risk factors to your idea becoming reality and how to avoid them – The Dirty Dozen

    Richard Morgan
    11 Jan 2014 | 6:40 am
    Top Risk Factors to bringing your idea to business In driving to take your idea to business or make your offering a reality you will constantly battle with what Steven Pressfield calls ‘Resistance’ in his book Do the Work which is the constant pressures and distractions that press against you holding you back as you work to bring your offering into reality. I came across this article about human errors and their causes that was surfaced to me by Elvin Box in his LinkedIn feed – thanks Elvin. And it got me thinking about how these are also pretty close to the business risk…
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  • Kim Dotcom – From 175 million to House Arrest

    BBTV Team
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    Video courtesy of VICE
  • Burger King Wants It Their Way

    BBTV Team
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
    Video courtesy of Associated Press
  • From Bean Bags to Business

    BBTV Team
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:50 am
    How one companies bean bag business turned into a whole new booming business model. Video courtesy of TheHookupDinner
  • Actually Ask and Listen

    BBTV Team
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    Quick tip when it comes to networking: Its not all about you Ask questions and listen…. Video courtesy of Eric Byrd
  • What Do Start Ups Miss

    BBTV Team
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    Video courtesy of Lynda Partner There are so many moving parts to manage when starting a new business.  Check out this video presented by Lynda Partner as she discusses a few things Start Ups tend to over look during their start up phase.
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    Exit Promise

  • Mezzanine Debt Definition

    Holly Magister
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    In its purest form, Mezzanine Debt is a business debt i […] The post Mezzanine Debt Definition appeared first on Exit Promise.
  • Lehman Scale Definition

    Holly Magister
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    Business Brokers and M&A Intermediaries may use or reference the ‘Lehman Scale’ when discussing their compensation method with a business owner contemplating the sale of their business. The Lehman Scale was originally developed in the late 1960’s and used by the Lehman Brothers when raising business capital for their clients. The post Lehman Scale Definition appeared first on Exit Promise.
  • Small Business Loans: Is It the Right Time to Refinance?

    Chris George
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:56 am
    Unfortunately, owning a business does not make someone an expert in financing. The lenders are the ones who know the ins and outs of rates and terms and documents. To even out the playing field, it is important for a small business owner to ask the right questions and consider the following factors when deciding whether to refinance: The post Small Business Loans: Is It the Right Time to Refinance? appeared first on Exit Promise.
  • 3 Tips to Help You Find and Obtain Small Business Funding

    Tom Gazaway
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:17 pm
    Finding and obtaining small business funding can seem like a daunting task for you as a small business owner, especially if your business is a startup and you have no experience sourcing capital. It may seem like it’s almost impossible to get the small business funding you need in the current economy. The truth is lenders are still lending, you just need to know how to find them. Keep in mind that there are thousands of bank and non-bank lenders out there so there’s plenty of fish in the sea. That doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy to obtain funding, but landing it may not be as…
  • The Best Organizational Structure for Your Growing Business

    Sabrina Baker
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:50 am
    Managing the people side of a growing business is often just as difficult as managing operational challenges. From finding top talent to establishing and building a company culture, the human side of a business is a constant work in progress. As businesses grow, one consideration leaders must wrestle with has to do with what is the best organizational structure. How many layers will the business have? At what point are other leadership roles outside of the CEO required? Answering these questions is essential if the business wants to continue to grow. The post The Best Organizational Structure…
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  • Announcing Our New Shipping APIs and Developer Center

    10 Sep 2014 | 7:23 am
    At Shipwire, we have always understood that building a world-class logistics and shipping platform means having great developer tools. Since our inception, we have provided industry-leading XML-based APIs that have served thousands of developers well. But we knew we could do much better, and that this would be important as we sought to unlock many more developer capabilities. Today, we’re excited to announce an overhaul of the way we do shipping APIs with the new Shipwire Developer Center. With the new Developer Center we are releasing new APIs, features, and functionality that will empower…
  • Shipwire at Nearly Impossible SF & NYC

    Jonathan Tran
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    As a huge fan and supporter of product entrepreurship and growing brands, we’re excited to announce that we’re sponsoring Nearly Impossible, a conference for product entrepreneurs. The conference has two dates and locations: in San Francisco on September 20th, and in New York on October 30th (both single-day events). We’re looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and to meeting lots of new ones. If you’d like to connect while there, please let us know (leave a comment or tweet at us)! Wondering why we’re sponsoring the event? Read on to find out.   Companies that…
  • Australia ecommerce: getting goods to Australia

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    So you’ve decided to expand your business to Australia, drawn by its advanced economy, favorable growth prospects, and considerable spending power. But you might be wondering how to actually get started. Fortunately, doing business in Australia is pretty straightforward. The biggest question you should be weighing is what goods to bring down under—and how to get them there. What can you import? Once you’ve registered your business in Australia (we’ve put together more details about that here), you should check in with the country’s Customs authority to see what products are allowed…
  • Australia ecommerce: building your brand and increasing sales

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:02 am
    There’s a wide range of things to bear in mind as you triangulate a new ecommerce selling territory, especially one as far-flung as Australia. As much as you might be getting familiar with the country—by learning about how it boasts one of the fastest-growing ecommerce markets, or how its shoppers have impressive buying power — Australia needs to get to know your business, too. You might be wondering, then, about how you actually import your brand to the country. After all, that is how you’ll build your reputation and bolster sales among buyers who don’t yet know your business.
  • Australia ecommerce: understanding the market and shopper

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:10 pm
    Deciding whether to enter the Australian market can be a big decision for your business, but do not overcomplicate it. The country may be far-flung and its logistics needs might seem complex, but you’ll have partners who can streamline all that comes with ecommerce shipping. Instead of worrying about potential differences in this new market, let’s focus on the similarities. Australia has long been an important trade partner, and numerous businesses have established successful outposts there thanks to its familiar legal, corporate cultural environment. In other words, there’s a blueprint…
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    NoCrooks Reviews.

  • LaCrosse Announces New Marketing Campaign

    garfield lawrence
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    LaCrosse introduces an eight-week Facebook contest to give fans a chance to win gear for the upcoming hunting season. Seven weekly winners will be chosen to receive a LaCrosse boot prize package and a final winner will receive a grand prize gear … Source: marketing      The post LaCrosse Announces New Marketing Campaign appeared first on NoCrooks Reviews..
  • Internet Marketing Results For Real Estate Increasing

    garfield lawrence
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    ARME recently released survey findings which showed that 87% of real estate professionals report a trend of increased foot traffic from their internet marketing programs, up an average of 32% from the same time last year. Interestingly, even … Source: marketing      The post Internet Marketing Results For Real Estate Increasing appeared first on NoCrooks Reviews..
  • SEO Tips: 10 Tools to Improve Local Search Engine Marketing

    garfield lawrence
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:53 am
    7. Pinterest is a visual way of advertising, allowing companies to post images that can inform or entertain and, if done properly get shared amongst users to enhance the organization’s reach. 8. Q&A Sites such as Yahoo Answers and Quora allow local … Source: marketing      The post SEO Tips: 10 Tools to Improve Local Search Engine Marketing appeared first on NoCrooks Reviews..
  • GCC Government Social Media Summit opens doors

    garfield lawrence
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Dubai: The second GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Government Social Media Summit, focused on how to bring social media into the core strategy of an organisation, will take place in Dubai on September 2 to 3 at the Ritz Carlton DIFC. The summit delves into … Source: marketing      The post GCC Government Social Media Summit opens doors appeared first on NoCrooks Reviews..
  • SBA offers free online course on technology

    garfield lawrence
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Small Business Administration is partnering with Microsoft to offer a free technology e-learning series to help small-business owners more efficiently use technology to run their businesses, help grow their businesses and … Source: marketing      The post SBA offers free online course on technology appeared first on NoCrooks Reviews..
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  • MLM Recruiting System For Recruiting the Right Prospects

    Larry Porter
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    MLM Recruiting System For Recruiting the Right Prospects I take it that you are looking for a MLM recruiting system to help you sponsor more reps into your network marketing opportunity. It seems that it takes a multitude of sponsors in order to be successful in network marketing. I knowRead the Rest... The post MLM Recruiting System For Recruiting the Right Prospects appeared first on The Official Blog of Larry Porter.
  • MLM Prospecting System That Automates Prospecting for MLM

    Larry Porter
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    MLM Prospecting System That Automates Prospecting for MLM MLM Prospecting System – Let’s talk about prospecting here! Wouldn’t it be nice to know the thoughts of your prospects? What if there was a way to find out what it is that your potential prospects are searching for? What if youRead the Rest... The post MLM Prospecting System That Automates Prospecting for MLM appeared first on The Official Blog of Larry Porter.
  • MARY KAY Success Tips on Attracting Success Stories

    Larry Porter
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:56 am
    MARY KAY Success Tips on Attracting Success Stories I guess you are looking for some MARY KAY success tips that can help you become part of the Mary Kay Success stories? In this article I will be discussing some very valuable MARY KAY success tips that will point you inRead the Rest... The post MARY KAY Success Tips on Attracting Success Stories appeared first on The Official Blog of Larry Porter.
  • Mary Kay Party Ideas | Let’s bring The Party to YOU!!

    Larry Porter
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Mary Kay Party Ideas | Let’s bring The Party to YOU!!! Mary Kay Party Ideas – So now here we go planning your next Mary Kay party. You got all of your flyers out there, business cards promoted, and now you are ready for all of the prospects to startRead the Rest... The post Mary Kay Party Ideas | Let’s bring The Party to YOU!! appeared first on The Official Blog of Larry Porter.
  • Top Paying Affiliate Programs That Pays 100% Profits

    Larry Porter
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:13 am
    Top Paying Affiliate Programs That Pays 100% Profits Are you an affiliate marketer looking for top paying affiliate programs that pay the highest commissions on earth? I am not trying to hype you up or anything; but there is one that pays 100%. YES! I AM SEROIUS! I know howRead the Rest... The post Top Paying Affiliate Programs That Pays 100% Profits appeared first on The Official Blog of Larry Porter.
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    MarketsandMarkets Blog

  • Cloud Computing in Education Market – 4 Growth Factors to Remember

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:20 am
    Cloud computing has become the buzzword for many industries today. It is a system of using a dedicated network of remote servers on the internet. Rapid rise in demand for the cloud computing, revolution in the global information technology market and tremendous advancements in the global education sector are creating strong business prospects for the global cloud computing market. the market is aiming at impressive growth in the coming few years, mainly because of the rapid adoption of technology and growth in education sector of the emerging markets like Asia Pacific, Latin America, Africa,…
  • Waterborne Coatings Market Rapidly Driven by Rising Investments & New Players

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    Waterborne coatings are made using water as the major solvent. This process makes the paints and coats environment-friendly. This type of coating is commonly used in many applications including plastic, furniture, wood and printing inks. Strong characteristics of these products including flexibility, hardness, and stain and corrosion resistance makes these products popular across different industrial verticals. Awareness towards environment and demand from the emerging markets are expected drive the global waterborne coatings market. The industry is expected to witness steady growth mainly…
  • Rich Communications Services Market Driven by 4 Major Drivers

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:33 pm
    The RCS or rich communication service is a platform based on IP multimedia subsystem. It enables delivery of communication services beyond the traditional messaging and voice services. The RCS services help the mobile operators to raise higher revenue and provide enhanced communication services to their customers. Strong rise in demand and rapidly improving technology are some of the vital drivers for the global rich communications services market. The increased reach of the mobile operators to grab new opportunities are driving this industry on global level. Rising demand from the emerging…
  • Organic Electronics Market Driven by Rapid Growth in Consumer Electronics

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:34 am
    The field of organic electronics deals with synthesis, design, application and characterization of polymers and small organic molecules. These materials are constructed from carbon-based molecules using synthetic strategies. The devices enabled with organic electronics are often referred to as the next generation devices as they showcase high efficiency, performance and reliability. These devices are low cost, hence; find numerous applications across different products. The global organic electronics market is strongly driven the upward trend of adoption in the industry. Growth in demand for…
  • Telecom IT Services Market Growth Controlled by Financial Pressures and Competency Needs

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Rapid rise in the global telecommunication industry is influencing the overall progress of the information technology and telecom industry on the whole. Technological advancements and widespread dependency on technology are some of the major influencers for the rising demand in the telecom IT services market. As a result, the industry is expecting to continue its impressive growth in the next few years to come. This growth is majorly driven by different end-users industries and penetration across the emerging regions of the world. Complex portfolios of business operations are also made the…
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  • Consumer Electronics: An Essential Helping Hand

    Rajni Sharma
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:45 am
    Consumer electronics are for everyday use to save the time and labor of the worthiest mankind. These Consumer Electronics products include radio, television, fridge, MP3 players, video recorders, DVD players, digital camera, camcorders, personal computers, video game and mobile phones. The impact of these electronics good is vast and they are easy to use user-friendly [...]
  • All that needs to be known about Biogas Burners

    Rajni Sharma
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:25 am
    Entirely extracted from the organic ones, biogas is synonymous with the natural gas. Over the period of years, this gas is being found as one of the important ingredients to be used in the industrial sectors. Methane is one of the important ingredients of the bio gas and this is generated and is used through [...]
  • Enzyme Preparations Made Easier with Online Sales

    Rajni Sharma
    2 Aug 2014 | 3:18 am
    Innovations and adaptations have become a constant phenomenon in the sphere of industrial products and formulations and now that manufacturing processes have evolved and the latest machinery are being used in making sophisticated formulations like Enzyme Preparations, innovators have shifted focus towards the development of the sales and distribution process. Like most other industrial products, [...]
  • Different types of Military supplies

    Rajni Sharma
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:47 am
    The military is always one of the most important procurers of finished products in any given country at any given point of time. The large number of people employed in military service makes the armed forces one of the largest procurers. There are different types of products that the armed forces procure. However, military supplies [...]
  • Essentials of an LPG Kit and its online sales

    Rajni Sharma
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:44 am
    LPG cylinders, as we all know are used in domestic kitchens and even commercial cooking areas to fuel the kitchen fire and have over the time evolved as the most trusted fuel resource that is used by people from around the world and has further fueled the demand of sophisticated LPG Equipments.  An LPG kit [...]
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    Lead by Adventure

  • Team Building Lessons I Learned from My Mom

    Will Ratliff
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:10 am
    When we consider who we work with and how we interact with our team mates and clients we serve, picture your mom serving these people. How would she react? What would she do to make their day? How can we serve others like our moms serve us? Serve ‘em Like Your Mama There’s just something really special about moms. Nobody serves you like dear old mom, right? When I visit my childhood home, my mother serves me and my family like nobody’s business. She loves it. She cooks, cleans, washes dishes, listens to the latest news, and waits on us hand and foot. It gives her great joy to serve us…
  • 4 Quick and Easy Ways to Make Someone’s Day. #3 is so important!

    Will Ratliff
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    Have you ever had someone tell you that you made their day? I did, in fact, just today. It wasn’t that hard, and it didn’t take that much time. Here are just a few simple ways to make someone’s day that are quick and easy, but will be sure to leave both you and those around you feeling special.  1. Be courteous. In my opinion, there really is no excuse for being discourteous to other people, especially those of us in people-focused industries. We may be tired or have other things that are frustrating us at the time, but typically, that’s not the fault of the person…
  • Leading from the Lower Ranks

    Will Ratliff
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:24 am
    There’s several situations where you might find yourself in what some would consider lower or mid- levels of influence. You’ve recently entered the world of work You’ve changed jobs and had to settle for a downward move You’re starting a new career and essentially starting over Whatever the situation, you might be wondering how you can lead from what would be considered a “lower level”.  Regardless of position, you can have influence in your new situation.  There are several ways to increase your amount of influence. Speak Your Mind Let others know what…
  • How to Use Team Building Activities in the Classroom

    Will Ratliff
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:30 pm
    This week’s post is dedicated to teachers everywhere. You are a hard-working bunch, and I admire what you do and the dedication you bring day in and day out. I have a lot of gratitude and respect for educators. I consider myself an educator; although, not in the traditional sense. Here are some suggestions on how to use different kinds of team building exercises in the classroom. I’ll also include some specific names and ideas of activities you can use, as well as some links where you can go to find more detailed instructions. Most team building activities are designed to be done in…
  • Member Spotlight: Pedro Balcita

    Will Ratliff
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:43 pm
    I am really excited to introduce you to one of my subscribers (and just to let you know, I don’t think of people as merely subscribers, but members of this adventurous community). His name is Pedro Balcita, and he is from the Philippines.  Pedro was one of my first subscribers, and he and I have been emailing back and forth for a while. He is always so gracious and encouraging to me.  I recently asked Pedro to answer some questions about himself and his ministry.  He is a pastor in the Philippines and has an amazing story.  I hope you’ll read it and that it will bless you as…
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  • Samsung Says My New TV From Groupon Is Secretly Mexican

    Laura Northrup
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:31 pm
    (Eric Hauser)Rob bought a TV from Groupon Goods, and found himself in a weird dilemma where Groupon promised that his new TV would have a manufacturer’s warranty. He had no reason not to believe them until something actually went wrong with the TV. Samsung told him a few different things: that they don’t warranty items bought online, or that his television came from Mexico or Canada. What? None of those things make any sense. Now, it can be a problem when buying electronics online that the vendor you’re buying from isn’t an authorized seller, which voids your warranty.
  • Kickstarter: Project Backers Must Get Rewards (But Leave Us Out Of It)

    Chris Morran
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:06 pm
    When you pledge your money to a Kickstarter project, you do so knowing that you won’t actually be charged unless the project reaches its funding goal. While that protects against an unfundable project from running off with your money, what about those projects that reached their goal but still don’t deliver the promised rewards? The current Terms of Use for Kickstarter state that “Project Creators agree to make a good faith attempt to fulfill each reward by its Estimated Delivery Date.” It also says that Project Creators are “required to fulfill all rewards of…
  • GM Must Turn Over Documents Regarding Ignition Switch Defect

    Ashlee Kieler
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:19 pm
    (frankieleon)Since the General Motors ignition switch defect came to light in February there has been no shortage of lawsuits filed against the car manufacturer. While the company hopes that its compensation plan, and previous bankruptcy, will help to shield it from these claims, plaintiffs in these suits received some good news Friday: The company must hand over all documents pertaining to the defect. According to the Wall Street Journal, a federal judge directed GM to turn over all documentation, including information already submitted to Congress and an internal investigation, to attorneys…
  • Former Peanut Butter Moguls Found Guilty Of Knowingly Shipping Contaminated Food

    Laura Northrup
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:48 pm
    (Great Beyond)Remember the massive outbreak of salmonella in peanut butter? No, not the one earlier this year, or the one in 2012, or the one in 2007. We mean the one in 2008, where peanut butter shipped from the Peanut Corporation of America was linked to more than 700 illnesses and nine known deaths. Five years after the company’s cartoonish terribleness was revealed, three executives were put on trial for knowingly distributing contaminated food to the American public. And when we say “contaminated,” we mean “scooping up peanuts from the floor” contaminated.
  • California Lays Down New Requirements For Olive Oil Labels

    Mary Beth Quirk
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    (Michael W. May)Sure, the label says California olive oil — but how do you know something else hasn’t crept in along the way, an oil of another sort? California is trying to prevent that adulteration from happening by instituting new standards for olive oil makers in the state. The state’s Department of Food and Agriculture adopted new quality standards for olive oil yesterday, including most of the rules proposed by the Olive Oil Commission of California, reports the Los Angeles Times. That group of local growers and millers had pushed of new testing and labeling requirements…
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    Strategic Thinking | Principles of Execution

  • PofE 066: PPM Tips and Techniques

    Gerald J. Leonard
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:50 am
    PM Tools PMIWDC Workshop Research has shown that top performing organizations that practice project portfolio management (PPM) and IT Governance have a 40% greater return... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PofE 065: The Value of Portfolio Management

    Gerald J. Leonard
    16 May 2014 | 11:34 am
    FOSE 2014 PMI Portfolio Management Presentation High-performing organizations achieve results by utilizing portfolio management to select the right projects at the right time with the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PofE 064: Benjamin Graham - The Father of Value Investing

    Gerald J. Leonard
    14 May 2014 | 5:30 am
    Principles of Value Investing Background and Challenges: In 1894, Benjamin Graham was born in London England as Benjamin Grossbaum. His family moved to New York... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PofE 063: Mother's Day Message - The 100th Anniversary

    Gerald J. Leonard
    11 May 2014 | 8:07 pm
    Mom's Work Is The Hardest Job In The World "A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary."... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PofE 062: Rudy Giuliani – The Ideal Composite Risk Management Advisor

    Gerald J. Leonard
    30 Apr 2014 | 5:27 am
    "Do not fear to step into the unknown, for where there is risk, there is also reward." by Lori Hard Background and Challenges: His father,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Hotel News Resource

  • Australia’s First TRYP by Wyndham Hotel Opens in Brisbane

    19 Sep 2014 | 9:28 am
    TRYP by Wyndham Fortitude Valley, Brisbane’s first street art hotel and the first TRYP by Wyndham® hotel in Australia, officially opened its doors to the public at a special launch party last night attended by more than 200 guests.
  • Speakers Announced for Annual Florida Gaming Congress 2014

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Twenty-three experts with wide perspectives on the future of gaming in Florida are confirmed to speak at the 8th annual Florida Gaming Congress, which takes place November 10-11, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Miami.
  • Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Opens In Singapore

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:16 pm
    The opening is the first in a major initiative to launch the Hotel Jen brand in nine key gateway cities across Asia Pacific by March 2015.
  • Is the Office the New Playground for Bullies?

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    Twenty-eight percent of workers reported they have felt bullied at work - nearly one in five (19 percent) of these workers left their jobs because of it. While the prevalence is higher among certain minorities and workers with lower incomes, the new CareerBuilder study found that workers in management roles, those with post-secondary education and other workforce segments are not immune to bullying.
  • Luxury Travel Exchange to Feature Top Luxury Travel Companies

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    Questex Hospitality + Travel today previewed some of the world’s foremost luxury travel suppliers and sponsors that are scheduled to participate in its 2014 Luxury Travel Exchange International (LTX), to be held Dec. 9-11 at The Palazzo in Las Vegas.
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    MIT SMR Management Report

  • Who’s Winning With Analytics? A Look At Analytical Innovators

    Leslie Brokaw
    8 Sep 2014 | 9:48 am
    The 2014 annual global research study by MIT Sloan Management Review and SAS highlights what separates companies that are most sophisticated with using data from the rest. As analytics becomes a common path to business value, many companies are changing how they make decisions, operate and strategize. Whether they are just getting started with analytics or are seasoned practitioners, organizations are being challenged to step up the way they use data in decision-making. The implications for industry competition are clear: companies that incorporate analytics into their culture are finding…
  • China’s Intriguing Experiments in New Product Innovation

    Leslie Brokaw
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Unconventional approaches to innovation by Chinese companies are speeding up new product development, making R&D faster and cheaper. New research shows that Chinese companies are industrializing innovation in surprising — and surprisingly effective — ways. According to Peter J. Williamson and Eden Yin, both of University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School, this industrializing of innovation is improving speed and cost by applying lessons from an aspect of manufacturing that seems antithetical to innovation: the production line. “The classic image of innovation, especially…
  • How Social Media Can Amplify Your “Media Ecosystem”

    Leslie Brokaw
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:01 pm
    In an interview with MIT Sloan Management Review, B. Bonin Bough, vice president of global media and consumer engagement for Mondelez International, explains how social media is working in partnership with traditional marketing. In your company, there may be people who ask, “What does our Twitter feed deliver to the bottom line?” It’s a reasonable question. How do you measure the investment a company makes in maintaining its social media presence? At Mondelez International, a $35 billion company created from the split of Kraft Foods and whose brands include Oreo cookies, Cadbury…
  • How to Avoid Being Blindsided By a Troubled Project

    Leslie Brokaw
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
    Leaders can avoid unhappy project status surprises if they pay attention to five truths about how people generally report project progress. All too often, executives are caught by surprise when projects — particularly complex IT projects — run into trouble. Project participants can be overconfident, always put a positive spin on anything they report or even have a cultural propensity to be silent in the face of bad news. But as Mark Keil, H. Jeff Smith, Charalambos L. Iacovou and Ronald L. Thompson write, “complex IT projects do not fail overnight; they fail one day at a time, and…
  • So Your Personal Tweet Accidently Went Out On Your Company Feed. Now What?

    Leslie Brokaw
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    Most of us have been there — realizing, the moment we click “send,” that our message is going to the wrong person. Now imagine that you’ve sent it to a million strangers. The American Red Cross, part of the world’s largest humanitarian operation, is a serious operation. It coordinates staff, volunteers, and other agencies and donors to help people in moments of deep crisis, such as after hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters. Of course, the organization also has a sense of humor. Its Twitter feed, for instance, recently included a playlist of summer songs and a cute Vine…
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  • Don't make this Mistake on DAY ONE...

    18 Sep 2014 | 3:36 am
    Don't make an "infallible" business plan. Hello there, I am here to represent everyone who has ever made a business plan and after the fact had to immediately throw it out the window once everything got started. Taking us to the main reason we all came for, an ode to why most business plans are a waste of time, energy, and how they are only useful for those who can predict the future. Now let us begin… Having worked with a multitude of businesses and worked on countless business plans, I have come to the conclusion that short-term business plans are in general, a waste of time, energy,…
  • Lack of Posts

    12 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    Hello everyone,I apologize for my lack of posts recently, but things have been too hectic for me to give you desirable content worth posting.I will resume next week on Sept 18.And I will have the dynamite content you have come to expect.Cheers my friends,L. Thomas
  • 5 ways to get PAID!

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:08 pm
    5 ways to get PAID! Welcome to the FIVE WAYS to get paid. If you have ever been interested in making money, then you are in the right place. Now just exactly how do you get paid, get paid right, and more importantly, get paid again. All you have to do is follow a few tested techniques that are fundamental in nearly every situation.  And we start with... #5: Enhance people’s lives by creating value ·         Valuable Relationships (Enjoy your Company) o   Create relationships that others value through combined prosperity,…
  • Techniques of the Week: Episode 5

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Power of "Free" Things Greetings, This is my fifth iteration of “Techniques of the Week” which is an ode to simple writing and marketing techniques that can be used immediately with measurable results in the Before, During, and After of your sales process.      Today, the Before, During, and After will instead be After, During, and Before. Which is not actually that exciting as During has not moved.                                       …
  • Animation? Smanimation?

    14 Aug 2014 | 4:48 am
    Make animation simple. As simple as a bug on a flower. Simple Simple. We have an amazing idea for an animated short video. We think it would completely set us apart from our competition and promote our business in the process! It could be HUGE for our company! But we don’t know how to animate… How do Animators create 2D/3D projects? How will they take our idea and make it a reality? How does one get it to work from IDEA, DEVELOPMENT, and to DEBUT. Well here is the inside scoop. PRE-PRODUCTION This is the FIRST and MOST CRITICAL part of the process. This is where animators…
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    Company Rescue Blog

  • Fall in insolvencies in Scotland

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The insolvency rate of companies in Scotland has fallen in August which is the first month that there has been a year on year monthly fall.  This is likely to be because of the very high levels of HMRC winding up petitions that were issued in August 2013.   Results from Exaro Insolvency Index (as pictured above) show a significant decline in formal insolvencies. Interestingly, even with August's year on year fall, there has been an increase of 37.9% in 2014 overall. There were 936 corporate insolvencies in 2013 (up to August) compared with 1,291 insolvencies this year so far. …
  • Insolvency Series: Option 6 - Compulsory Liquidation

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:56 am
    This is the last PDF guide in our insolvency series. Usually considered as the very last resort for companies, compulsory liquidation is overseen by the Official Receiver (who is appointed by the court). Click on the image below for more information:
  • Inflation falls to lowest levels since 2008

    16 Sep 2014 | 3:27 am
    The level of inflation has fallen to 1.5% which is the lowest level for many years.  This has been due to falling food and petrol prices.  Clothing, transport and Alcohol has gone up but not enough to offset the drop.  Falling world oil prices and aggressive price wars in the supermarkets may yet have further to go.   It means the Bank of England is under even less pressure to raise interest rates in order to keep CPI inflation at or below its target rate of 2%. Retail Price Index (RPI) inflation also saw a reduction, to 2.4%, from 2.5% the previous month. The outlook is…
  • Insolvency Series: Option 5 - Creditors Voluntary Liquidation (CVL)

    11 Sep 2014 | 7:57 am
    This week, we take a look at one of the last options for struggling companies: creditors voluntary liquidation (CVL). If your company has severe financial issues or is no longer viable, it's worth considering a CVL as it can be a quick and efficient way to wind down the business. A CVL often puts an end to months of worry and stress. For information on this insolvency procedure, click on the image below:  
  • Rise in restaurant insolvencies

    11 Sep 2014 | 3:59 am
    Latest figures from accountancy firm, Moore Stephens, reveals the number of restaurants entering insolvency has increased 15% year on year.  747 restaurants entered either a CVA, administration or liquidation from June 2013 to June 2014, compared to 648 the year before.  Despite overall insolvency levels falling, the restaurant sector stands out as one area that is facing particular financial distress.  A reason for this rise could be due to the very bad weather and flooding we saw over the winter – customers would understandably be put off going out for dinner if…
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    Marketing Strategies and Education for Entrepreneurs

  • Marketing Strategies – It’s NOT Google Calling!

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    5 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    It’s my goal to teach entrepreneurs marketing strategies and how to navigate the Internet so they can benefit from all the opportunities it brings. However, many people are still reluctant and I can’t say that I blame them especially when there are so many scams going on. It truly outrages me that these things happen […] The post Marketing Strategies – It’s NOT Google Calling! appeared first on Marketing Strategies and Education for Entrepreneurs.
  • Managing Overwhelm

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    13 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    Today is Sunday and admittedly I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. Not by things I have to do but by things I want to do and don’t have the time. Is anyone with me? Education for the Home Business Entrepreneur – Managing Overwhelm Today I read this article by Mashable called 3 Phrases That Actually Make […] The post Managing Overwhelm appeared first on Marketing Strategies and Education for Entrepreneurs.
  • Complacency is Cancer

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Take a moment of self-reflection. How do you take in information? Do you absorb it? Do you read it and think to yourself that you need to do it? Then a few seconds later the dog barks and you need to take him out – then the thought is lost? Do you revisit it? Do […] The post Complacency is Cancer appeared first on Marketing Strategies and Education for Entrepreneurs.
  • Online Marketing – Let’s Do a Check Up

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    It’s not rocket-science the world around you is changing. The Internet is growing and expanding. As it expands, it creates change. The Internet will create opportunities – coincidently it will also end many industries as we know them. Some businesses will survive – some won’t. The pendulum has swung and now it’s time to get […] The post Online Marketing – Let’s Do a Check Up appeared first on Marketing Strategies and Education for Entrepreneurs.
  • Behaviors Determine the Success of Entrepreneurs

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    25 Jun 2014 | 5:20 pm
    I get the pleasure of working with entrepreneurs every day. I’ve worked with some that have experienced huge success and I’ve also worked with some that just couldn’t get it together. Over the years I’ve learned the traits that divide. It’s not whose the prettiest or the smartest, those assets don’t have a lot weight […] The post Behaviors Determine the Success of Entrepreneurs appeared first on Marketing Strategies and Education for Entrepreneurs.
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    Daily Review

  • Simple List System Review - Simple List System is giving you the...

    4 Sep 2014 | 4:59 am
    Simple List System Review - Simple List System is giving you the exact system Dan Brawn`s uses to create a sustainable,predictable and reliable income – and it giving it all to you in a slow and steady process so that you din`t get overwhelmed, distracted, or fail. The Simple List System contains the greatest tips,tricks and methods you can use today to make the maximum amount of money as a list builder in 2014 and the best part is that all the secrets, methods and strategies in this program are clearly explained and easy to use and implement.
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    2 Sep 2014 | 3:08 am
    Cloud PBN Review - Cloud PBN is The First SEO Software to Completely Automate the Process of Building and Optimizing an Entire Private Blog Network.Create your own Private Blog Network with Clodud Pbn!
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    29 Aug 2014 | 5:11 am
    ICC Keyworkz Review - ICC Keyworkz is a software that will allow you to get tons of long-tail keywords.It is an Adobe Air software (PC and Mac) which hunts and finds the best keywords,then lets you put them together like building blocks and assemble them into working websites at the push of a button.
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    29 Aug 2014 | 2:22 am
    Ultimate List Vortex Review - the course goes into detail on how to build a profitable list without spending a dime on traffic, goes over sales funnels, and newbie friendly easy to understand steps to get the result you desire.
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    27 Aug 2014 | 5:28 am
    Spy Perfection Review - With Spy Perfection you will be gaining access to software that enhances the things you currently do on Facebook. Thing such as holding webinars, building a subscriber list, selling products, getting leads, or any other activity where you use the power of Facebook advertising. You will learn all of the different methods of getting cheap advertising on Facebook in a manner that is completely scalable - meaning that you can invest small at the beginning and then easily grow your advertising as your profits increase.
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    Hyrell Blog

  • How to Use Pre-Screening Questions to Easily Identify Top Candidates

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:31 am
    No HR professional wants to sort through endless stacks of resumes for every open position, but a manual hiring process often leads to this common conundrum. You know the skills and qualifications that your candidate needs to have in order to be a top performer at your company, but searching through a resume database for that one candidate that meets all of these requirements can be a time consuming process. To easily identify top candidates, pre-screening questions can be a powerful tool in the early stages of the hiring process. While it’s always important to clearly evaluate…
  • What Questions Should I Ask During Virtual Interviews?

    18 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Virtual interviews (or video interviews) are no longer a hiring trend—they’re commonplace. According to an August 2012 study, 67 percent of of HR managers said they conducted video interviews in the hiring process “very often,” while another 10 percent said they did so “somewhat often.” Today, we can assume those numbers are even greater. It’s easy to see why more HR reps and managers are incorporating video interviews into the hiring process. For one, virtual interviews often save time. Some sources suggest it’s possible to conduct up to 10…
  • How to Find (and Hire) the Best Recent College Grads

    17 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Ask any hiring manager about the practice of hiring recent college graduates and you’re likely to get a strong opinion -- be it a glowing recommendation, or a cautionary tale.  It’s true that young people are perceived a certain way in the world, and job recruitment is no different.  But the truth is that recent college graduates represent a highly skilled potential workforce that cannot (and should not) be ignored.  Many are trained in the latest technologies and processes that can contribute to a company’s success (and often at a fraction of the cost of more…
  • How Do I Know It’s Time to Buy Applicant Tracking Software?

    16 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Applicant tracking software is a proven way to improve HR productivity levels. However, many potential buyers put off making a purchase. One reason is because they’re not sure it’s the “right time.” If your organization is experiencing one or more of these symptoms, it’s probably time to invest in an applicant tracking system. Red Flag #1: Market Factors Let’s start with the big picture, the marketplace as a whole. If your organization is in a highly competitive market, you know how difficult it is to find qualified candidates. Companies that rely on paper…
  • A Personal Perspective: Jeremy Geadrities

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    We are very excited to announce that we’ve added yet another member to Team Hyrell! Jeremy Geadrities may be the office “newbie,” but he joins Hyrell with many years of customer experience under his belt, along with the drive and passion to take on any new challenges that come his way. In just a few short weeks, Jeremy has used his wealth of customer service experience to step up to the plate and become a valued member of the account management team.  We sat down with Jeremy to ask him few questions and check in to see how things are going so far… So, you just…
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    Matter Solutions

  • 3 simple ways to make your blog PR friendly

    Belinda Edwards
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:45 pm
    I went to an ‘eSchool’ in 2010, run by a very prominent advertising agency here in Brisbane. The last segment of the two-day long crash-course in all-things-digital was a Predict the Future Q&A with the Digital Director. I recall asking  ... more »
  • 5 Gems from the 2014 ProBlogger Conference

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:05 pm
    As my first ProBlogger Event, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect as we road-tripped down from Brisbane. The only thing I knew for sure was that I was about to meet A LOT of people and experience a mass  ... more »
  • The Matter Buccaneers be no landlubbers!

    Belinda Edwards
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:15 pm
    Avast, t’ shipmates at Matter Solutions be not afraid o’ a charity challenge! We be gettin’ onboard with Children’s Cancer Support’s Talk Like a Pirate Day fundraiser, because let’s face it, who doesn’t want to be a pirate?   Here’s  ... more »
  • 9 Lesser-known Google Fonts You Really Need in Your Arsenal

    Martin Ingle
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    If you’ve been designing or blogging for a while now, you’re probably familiar with Google Fonts, Google’s fantastic open-source library of typefaces, which made available around 600 fonts for free that we can use without any of the trouble of  ... more »
  • Bloggers Guide to Link Building: Broken Links

    8 Sep 2014 | 10:06 pm
    You may be creating awesome content, but are you giving your blog the best chance of being found? Whether you are a new blogger or you are known as a bit of a blogger veteran, high quality links are key  ... more »
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  • Get the edge on the Markets NOW!

    16 Sep 2014 | 1:10 am
      Want to enjoy monthly 40% profit on your investment with the experience of 17 years of trading and want consistent and profitable growth of funds so click on the following link and FILL OUT the form AND APPLY for further details TO OPEN ACCOUNT only if you are SERIOUS about it. It would not change your financial situation, to become successful and would not help you to make a large income if You are not willing to invest Money. In this case our Services would not be appropriate for you. It would waste your and our time with answering dozens of mails every day.…
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    Video – Trading Video – Investors In Hot Forex the payment methods are  Neteller, Bank Wire, Visa Master Card, CashU, Skrill (Moneybooker),     Visa Electron, Webmoney, Final Pay, Ukash. See above videos and invest in Hot Forex by clicking the bellow banners signup your account get verified by providing the relivent document and finally do funding of minimum 1000$  and take advantage of free signals via email and Robot software will be provided free of cost on request. Hotforex does not accept U.S. clients. Regulated by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) of the Republic…
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    Euro Exchange Rate NewsEuro Exchange Rate News

  • Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) Exchange Rate Declines as Latest Poll Shows Lead for NO Campaign

    Matthew Olney
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:35 am
    Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) Exchange Rate Declines as Latest Poll Shows Lead for NO Campaign The Euro (EUR) weakened against the Pound (GBP) on Thursday after the final IPSOS MORI poll for the Scottish Referendum showed that the Better Together campaign was leading its Yes to Independence rival by 53% to 47%. With the Scottish people voting on whether the nation should leave the 300-year old United Kingdom the currency markets are watching events closely. The Pound advanced as the markets are favouring a win for the No campaign. Concerns over the economic impacts of Scotland leaving the…
  • EUR/GBP Exchange Rate Falls by 0.40% on Scottish No Bets, EUR/USD gains on surprise CPI fall

    Matthew Olney
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:49 am
    EUR/GBP Exchange Rate Falls by 0.40% on Scottish No Bets, EUR/USD gains on surprise CPI fall The Euro (EUR) fell against the Pound (GBP) on Wednesday due to the publication of positive economic data out of the UK but further losses were restrained as a separate report out of the Eurozone showed that the threat of deflation eased in August. Sterling was able to advance against the majority of its most traded peers after it found support from strong unemployment data and signs that wage growth improved slightly in the second quarter of the year. According to the Office for National Statistics…
  • Euro to Canadian Dollar (EUR/CAD) Exchange Rate Weakens on Manufacturing Sales Data

    Matthew Olney
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    Euro to Canadian Dollar (EUR/CAD) Exchange Rate Weakens on Manufacturing Sales Data The Euro (EUR) to Canadian Dollar (CAD) exchange rate fell to a four-day low on Tuesday as data out of the Eurozone came in below forecasts and as Manufacturing Sales data out of Canada boosted demand for the ‘Loonie’. Economic sentiment data published by the ZEW Centre for Economic Research showed that sentiment in Germany and the wider 18-member Eurozone declined sharply in September due to concerns over the Ukraine crisis and this week’s Scottish Referendum vote. According to the ZEW Centre for…
  • Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) Exchange Rate Strengthens as UK inflation falls to 1.5%

    Matthew Olney
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:37 am
    Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) Exchange Rate Strengthens as UK inflation falls to 1.5% The Euro managed to advance against the Pound on Tuesday as traders grow increasingly jittery ahead of Thursday’s Scottish Referendum vote and as data showed that UK Consumer Price inflation eased last month, reducing pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates. Inflation in the UK slowed to match its lowest level in five years last month as food prices were lowered due to an ongoing pricing war between the nation’s major supermarkets. The good weather seen over the summer was also adding…
  • Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) and Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Exchange Rates soften on China Worries

    Matthew Olney
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) and Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Exchange Rates soften on China Worries The Euro (EUR) softened against the Pound (GBP) and US Dollar (USD) on Monday as it came under pressure from concerns over the Chinese economy and as an anti-EU party made gains in Germany’s regional elections. With China, being a major trade partner for the already weakened Eurozone any news that its economy is showing signs of a slowdown is regarded as a negative for the Euro. Market sentiment took a hit over the weekend after data showed that Chinese industrial output fell sharply in…
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    Growing Earth

  • Tree Care Guide for the Mid-Atlantic Region

    Growing Earth
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    Whether you’re a new homeowner or just looking to improve your property values, landscaping with new saplings or seedlings can be incredibly gratifying. So how do you get it right? First, Be Ready to Commit Taking care of a tree means you’re in it for the long term. Your tree […]
  • Free infographic – The Ultimate Mid-Atlantic Tree Care Guide

    Growing Earth
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    Are you interested in creating the perfect environment for your trees to mature and grow for years to come? Here at Growing Earth Tree Care, we’ve put together The Ultimate Mid-Atlantic Tree Care Guide, which has everything you need to know about how to properly care and maintain your trees. […]
  • Tree Pruning

    Growing Earth
    13 Aug 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Tree pruning is both an art and a science.  Since every tree is different, how a particular tree is pruned will depend upon the overall objectives, along with the knowledge or experience of the arborist doing the pruning.  A properly pruned tree will look natural.  It may be hard to […]
  • Growing Earth Tree Care is Accredited by the Tree Care Industry Association

    Growing Earth
    13 Mar 2014 | 8:44 am
    136 Harvey Road – Suite 101 Tel: (603) 314-5380; 1-800 733-2622 Londonderry, NH 03053 Fax: (603) 314-5386 E-mail: Contact: Robert Rouse Web site: Email: For Immediate Release January 31, 2014 GROWING EARTH TREE CARE GAINS TREE CARE INDUSTRY ACCREDITATION Program helps consumers find high-quality tree care companies […]
  • The Great Mulch Debate: Which is the Best to Use?

    Growing Earth
    27 Feb 2014 | 8:43 am
    Traditionally, it was common for gardeners to use Cypress mulch for their flower beds, as it was a by-product of the lumber industry. When the Cypress trees were being cut down for the sole purpose of mulch, however, more attention was focused on better alternatives. Additionally, Cypress mulch doesn’t break […]
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  • When Brushed Finishes Have to Be Just Right

    Midlake Products
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:52 am
    Of course everyone likes to have business they can handle with their existing staff or equipment. But in the custom manufacturing line of work, we often take on projects which require not only an investment of time and resources to create a customized product, but sometimes it also requires an investment in additional tools and equipment. At Midlake Products, we embrace these opportunities to invest in our customers and develop new capabilities. Recently, we had one such opportunity when a customer of ours needed help with a particularly unique challenge. Here is the case study: The Customer…
  • The Impact of Faster Times from Laser Cutting on Custom Manufacturing

    Midlake Products
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:42 am
    When it comes to the world of custom manufacturing, there have been a number of advancements that helped the industry move further into the future. One great example of such a development is laser cutting. Thanks to this technology, custom manufacturing can happen faster than ever before. Let’s take a look at how the increased production speeds from laser cutting have affected the rest of the manufacturing process. Laser Cutting in Action Decreased Bottlenecks This first impact may seem obvious, but it’s crucial to understanding why custom manufacturing is being done faster now than ever…
  • Study Confirms What We Already Know: Pricing, Delivery and Support Are Critical in Manufacturing

    Midlake Products
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:22 am
    A study was recently done that confirms what we here at Midlake already believed about manufacturing. Essentially, as with every industry, pricing, delivery and support are critical to our customer base. However, it’s how the study came across this conclusion and what it may mean for your company that is of special interest. The Amazon Effect Service Gap The study we’re referring to is found in the upcoming Amazon Effect Service Gap report set to be released in August. It was authored by Lisa Anderson, who is the president of LMA Consulting GroupSM based in Claremont, California. Amongst…
  • Visit Midlake Products at the Design 2 Part Trade Show

    Midlake Products
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    If you will be in Ohio for the Design-2-Part Trade Show on September 17 & 18, 2014, stop by, say “Hello” and meet our team at booth #325. The Design-2-Part Shows have been running for over 39 years, and provide engineers and product manufacturers with an important opportunity to find the best custom components, parts and contract manufacturing services. Each show features hundreds of job shops and American contract manufacturing suppliers exhibiting their skills in design, prototypes, production runs, value added services, assemblies, electronics, and much more.
  • Why We Love Laser Cutting!

    Midlake Products
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:50 am
    Although many of the machines that perform laser cutting are the height of modern technology, the practice actually began some 30 years ago. Since that time, the popularity of these amazing machines has grown so much that more than 3,000 of them are installed all over the world every single year. Here at Midlake Products, we’re true believers in the power of laser cutting, and have invested in 3 in-house laser machines from Bystronic to help improve our production capabilities. Let’s take a look at how these machines allow us to be leaner, faster and ultimately smarter in our sheet metal…
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  • Driving everyone away is a permanent process

    Steve C
    31 Aug 2014 | 5:35 pm
      A logical person would think that sometime during a massive recession, the worst ever to hit the United States would look at the faults of the past. Here we have New York with practically begging television commercials asking business to open over there or move over there. It’s like moving away from an apartment […] Driving everyone away is a permanent process is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Driving everyone away is a permanent process appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • Is a U.S. Attack Getting Closer or is it a Scare Tactic

    Steve C
    23 Aug 2014 | 1:44 pm
    While I have a personal opinion, here at Chaoticness we really don’t get into the conspiracy theory end of it although very tempting sometimes as there are just one too many coincidences that really make no sense. For example, actually believing that the recent beheading video is in fact authentic after our government telling us it […] Is a U.S. Attack Getting Closer or is it a Scare Tactic is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Is a U.S. Attack Getting Closer or is it a Scare Tactic appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • ISIS Clothing being sold everywhere

    Steve C
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:04 am
    According to some Twitter and other social media accounts, ISIS clothing is being sold openly in local Turkey shops as shown here. A large majority of ISIS clothing is being sold online, which Facebook has put a recent end to. T-shirts, hoodies, and other ISIS-branded items, including toy figurines, are being marketed across various social […] ISIS Clothing being sold everywhere is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post ISIS Clothing being sold everywhere appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • Are Cops Being Trained to Kill Dogs on Site or is it a Growing Empathy Problem

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:28 pm
    As long as I can remember a serious dog killing problem among the police was not even close to where it stands today. Today it seems that along with the newly formed militarization of local police came a major loss of empathy for animal life. Every single time you turn around there is more news on an […] Are Cops Being Trained to Kill Dogs on Site or is it a Growing Empathy Problem is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Are Cops Being Trained to Kill Dogs on Site or is it a Growing Empathy Problem appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • Is It Possible to Protect and Serve Anymore?

    Steve C
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:41 am
    Many of us grew up the normal America with the normal American dream with the hopes of becoming a police officer which was supposed to be a noble typical middle class job. In fact many families have kept law enforcement in the family generation after generation. While yes the risk of getting killed while on duty […] Is It Possible to Protect and Serve Anymore? is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Is It Possible to Protect and Serve Anymore? appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
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    Yovigo Inc.'s News & Blog

  • New Yovigo and PayWhirl Support Site!

    Becky Swift
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:21 pm
    We have great news! Yovigo and PayWhirl have new support sites! Now you can search for topics, browse by subject, and even start a forum discussion if you can’t find what you need!   Welcome to the new support page.   There are some new features we want to point out. For example, as our user base grows, we’ve added videos to make navigating Yovigo and PayWhirl much easier and less time consuming for you to learn.   Now you can easily search our article library to find exactly what you’re looking for quickly.   Our large article library is still there, if…
  • Spotify and Soundcloud. Now On Your Website!

    Becky Swift
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Spotify and Soundcloud are now Yovigo apps! Easily embed music from either service on it’s own page on your site. You can include up to 10 songs on each page. Whether you’re showcasing you music, or just want to share what you’re listening to, these new apps make it easy. Spotify The Spotify App allows you to embed track available on Spotify onto your website. Once you have installed the app, from the LaunchPad navigate to the “Apps” section on the menu bar, and select Spotify. Open a new window and go to and log in. Search for the track you want…
  • Online Marketing Ideas for Doctor and Dental Practices

    Tyson Crandall
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:12 am
    Doctor and dental practices have the opportunity to set them selves apart by expanding their online presence to attract new patients and engage with current ones. Some ideas presented are vital for an online business, get a website and ask for reviews for instance, but the other less obvious suggestions can significantly improve the overall experience for patients and help get your name out. Yovigo’s platform offers a variety of solutions for implementing many of the proposed ideas below and I encourage you to look at the App Marketplace to see the entirety of our website apps and…
  • New Google Apps on Yovigo!

    Becky Swift
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Have you been looking at your Yovigo site, thinking “I wish there was a way to put my Google Calendar and a Google map on my site.” Good news! There is now, and they’re really easy to set up. Google Calendar To set up your Google Calendar, open it in a new window. Click the small drop down next to the calendar you would like to use, then click on “Calendar Settings” Click on the “Share This Calender” tab in the settings, and set your calendar to public. Go back to the “Calendar Details” tab, and scroll down to the block of HTML. From the…
  • 10 Marketing Tips for Nonprofits

    Tyson Crandall
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:05 am
    Because non-profit organizations typically work with a somewhat limited budget, online marketing presents a great opportunity to get an organization’s message out there without using expensive resources. While several non-profit organizations realize that focusing their efforts online is a valuable tool, they don’t actually know how to get started. Here are 10 key ways for non-profit organizations to effectively promote their brand and any upcoming events in addition to encouraging people to donate to their cause. 1. A non-profit should ideally have a dynamic, attractive website.
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    Number Direct » Articles

  • What The Experts Are Saying About The iPhone 6

    10 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    Critics and consumers alike watched with anticipation as Tim Cook announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Did the products live up to the expectations? We look at what the experts are saying. The post What The Experts Are Saying About The iPhone 6 appeared first on Number Direct.
  • The Mobile Network That’s Making You Pay For Good Customer Service

    22 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    A decent level of customer service should be part and parcel of a company. But one mobile network in the UK is shaking this system up in a controversial way. The post The Mobile Network That’s Making You Pay For Good Customer Service appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Could Karbonn’s £26 Handset Be The Dark Horse Of The Phone Market?

    12 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    There is a fierce new competitor in the low-end game that threatens to shake up the market even more: the Karbonn A50S. The post Could Karbonn’s £26 Handset Be The Dark Horse Of The Phone Market? appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Is Motorola’s Phone Protection Tattoo The Worst Tech Idea This Year?

    5 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    As we rely on our smartphones more and more, there is a greater need to protecting your device. But Motorola's solution might be the worst tech idea of 2014. The post Is Motorola’s Phone Protection Tattoo The Worst Tech Idea This Year? appeared first on Number Direct.
  • What To Expect With The Samsung Galaxy S6

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S5 we can now start to speculate about what Samsung's next phone, the Samsung Galaxy S6, will bring to the market. The post What To Expect With The Samsung Galaxy S6 appeared first on Number Direct.
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    Self Made Businessman

  • How I Increased My Newsletter Opt Ins By 250% In 5 Minutes…Seriously

    Dave Schneider
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Today I am going to show you how one simple change increased my newsletter opt ins by ~250%, and you can do it too! Here’s how it happened – I switched to single opt in. When someone signs up for your newsletter, they are usually hit with an email that asks them to activate a link (click it) in order to give permission to be included in the newsletter. This is known as double opt in. Single opt in removes that step and automatically ads any opted in email to your list. You don’t see a lot of people switching from double opt in to single – just about everyone seems to…
  • Outsmarting The System – Book Review

    Dave Schneider
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:04 am
    Recently a reader reached out to me and explained how he had written a book and wanted to know if I was interested in reading and reviewing it. The book, Outsmarting the System: Lower Your Taxes, Control Your Future, and Reach Financial Freedom, teaches people how to reach financial freedom by lowering their taxes in the same ways as the rich. It’s written specifically for entrepreneurs and business owners. Although I normally would have turned this opportunity down (I have a large backlog of books on my list), I have actually been very interested in this exact topic since Vicky and I…
  • How I Increased Our Etsy Sales By 40% Month Over Month – Make Money On Etsy

    Dave Schneider
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:13 am
    Some of you might remember that as a small side project I have been working on improving my mom’s sales of Seaglass Jewelry through Etsy. Although I only started this late in July, after only a month, we have seen some promising results, including a 40% month of month increase in revenue. Here are the results from her shop for July and August. Now before I get into the nitty gritty of what I’ve done so far, it’s important to address other factors that could be causing the increase. For example, seasonality. Online sales is definitely a seasonal business, and in general the…
  • After Offers Review – How I Made $108 With My Blog

    Dave Schneider
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:16 pm
    UPDATE: In September 2014 this will earn over $300 This month I have been experimenting with a new way to make money from your blog’s subscribers, known as After Offers. The results have been pretty impressive so I thought I’d share. This post contains no affiliate links for After Offers nor have they asked me to write this post. What Is After Offers? I first came across After Offers in two places. The first was a mention in MatthewWoodwards Income Report where he attests to making $171 from a “dead page” leveraging their system. I then saw it again in this Paid Ads…
  • Monthly Growth Report – August 2014

    Dave Schneider
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Welcome to the August monthly growth report here at Every month I give a status check on the progress of the website and have a candid chat with my audience about what’s working and what isn’t. Some of the main benefits of doing this are holding myself accountable on my goals, as well as keeping myself and this website “grounded”. By that I mean, it’s important to show that I do NOT have all the answers and most importantly that I don’t think I do either. These monthly reports will show that I am struggling just as much as everyone…
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  • Huge SEO Footprint Collection 2014

    Imtiaz Ahmed
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:23 am
    Today, I am going to share my huge collection of Search engine optimization footprints with you. Most of these SEO footprints are still working on 2014. From these huge list of SEO footprints, You will be able to find: Articles Blog Comments  Directory Forums Gusetbooks Image Comments Indexer links Micro Blogs Pingback Social Bookmarks Social Networking Sites TrackBack Video Sites Wiki For Huge SEO Footprint Collection 2014 , Click here to download. So lets get your collection and start your SEO journey. The post Huge SEO Footprint Collection 2014 appeared first on
  • All The SEO Success Factors In A Periodic Table

    Imtiaz Ahmed
    13 Sep 2014 | 12:09 am
    Today, I am going to share a very useful infographic to my readers. It is the must needed and so far the best resource to know about SEO at a glace. It is the Periodic Table of Search engine optimization success factors. The Periodic Table Of SEO Success Factors, used with permission which is originally published by Search Engine Land. The Periodic Table of SEO Success:   The post All The SEO Success Factors In A Periodic Table appeared first on
  • Low Cost Internet For Tourists and Business Travelers

    Imtiaz Ahmed
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:53 am
    If you are not careful, your internet charges when travelling for your business trip abroad can be a rack up a sizeable bill in your total budget. The most sensible plan is to do some research and look for cheaper and wiser options advisable. Surfing can be expensive in some countries and can go more than £8/MB. Mobile phone networks often charge by megabyte of data downloaded for internet access. Thankfully, there are ways to get cheap Internet for tourists in Spain or any other destination in the world. What you can go for is the small portable WiFi that […] The post Low Cost…
  • How does Google search work?

    Imtiaz Ahmed
    30 Aug 2014 | 1:05 am
    Today, I am going share a pretty old video from Google Webmasters Official Youtube channel. But I think it is a very essential tutorial for online earners and Search engine professionals. In this video, Matt Cutts, the head of the webspam team at Google, explained how does Google search actually work. So, How does Google search work? The post How does Google search work? appeared first on
  • Google says The end to Google Authorship

    Imtiaz Ahmed
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:44 am
    The experiment of Google Authorship has been ended by Google after three years. Yesterday in a Google + post, John Mueller from Google Webmaster Tools said that Google will no longer use rel=author markup and will not show any authorship information in its SERP. John Mueller, said that, Google will no longer using Rel=Author  for authorship and they are completely shutting down the process. Still, Danny Sullivan from Search Engine Land, in his article described that Google will continue Author Rank, which is actually not the same thing as Google Authorship. Not all experiments can…
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  • Top 5 Indicators my company needs public relations?

    17 Sep 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Public relations can be an invaluable tool to amp up your word of mouth. It can range from educate your … Continue reading → [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tips to get fast relief when working is a “pain in the neck”

    16 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Is going to work making you sick? Repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) are conditions caused by placing too much stress on … Continue reading → [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • What do PR professionals do anyway?

    10 Sep 2014 | 4:18 pm
    Many think public relations has become “a spin doctor” in may folks minds. PR professionals don’t write ads, write stories … Continue reading → [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How to destress in today’s fast paced world

    3 Sep 2014 | 4:06 pm
    We can relate to running from one commitment to another all day long. This is having you feel on empty … Continue reading → [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 3 Tips to destress in today’s fast paced world

    3 Sep 2014 | 4:06 pm
    We can relate to running from one commitment to another all day long. This is having you feel on empty … Continue reading → [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    G&M Supplies

  • 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.
  • Catering equipment spotlight: Lincat EB3F/PBM

    Paul McGuirk
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:58 am
    As Lincat’s flagship water boiler, the EB3F has enjoyed popularity across the entire catering industry for a long time, and it’s quite difficult to see how it could be improved upon. Thankfully, the firm have made some particularly useful, sensible changes with the recently available EB3F/PBM – most notably, by adding a metered dispense feature.The EB3F/PBM offers the user a choice of three fully programmable preset water levels, which is ideal for busier outlets. The machine comes with the same great specifications as the original model, but now provides users with ability to receive…
  • Catering equipment spotlight: Lincat’s latest induction hobs

    Paul McGuirk
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    Lincat recently unveiled a number of new induction hobs, including some standalone products for tabletop use as well as models designed to integrate with its Silverlink 600 range. Induction hobs have increased in popularity throughout commercial premises in recent years, and there are a number of reasons why, some of which we’ll take a look at below: What exactly is induction technology? Traditional hob-top heating methods rely on the creation of heat (via electricity or gas) to create heat which is subsequently transferred onto the cooking vessel. Unlike traditional methods,…
  • Lincat HT6 Boiling Top: Product Spotlight

    Paul McGuirk
    21 May 2014 | 7:46 am
    A column in which we take an in-depth look at some of the best catering equipment the industry has to offer. This week, we’ll be putting the Lincat HT6 Boiling Top through its paces.As far as catering equipment goes, Lincat’s Silverlink 600 series of fryers, griddles, chip scuttles, ovens and chargrills largely provide value for money and impeccable performance. Furthermore, all Silverlink products are versatile, with plenty of options for caterers who require both counter-top and free standing units – put simply, Lincat offer flexible all-round solutions for kitchens of all shapes and…
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    Colin Burnett's Wealth Creation Blog

  • Internet Marketing Brisbane

    8 Sep 2014 | 4:23 am
    Internet Marketing Brisbane How much do you know about Internet Marketing Brisbane? The Internet has been widely used all throughout the world and influenced how people live their daily lives. Internet marketing is something that has evolved over the last decade into a legitimate opportunity for individuals to get in and make money. Internet marketing is one of the marketing strategies being used by most companies to  gain a massive edge against their competition. This include easier promotion of products and services without spending large amount of money compared with traditional methods…
  • SEO Australia- The Re-up!

    10 Aug 2014 | 2:29 am
    SEO Australia   You might be looking into SEO in Australia for a number of reasons. As a small business owner myself (based online)I am an Aussie withagreat need for SEO! If you are a website owner as well and are not finding the search engine results of your site in its great place, then you may be facing some problems with the optimization of your site. This is the main reason that you should consider thinking about when deciding on getting the services of a SEO expert in Australia or not. Most business today need some sort of online presence and SEO really ties in majorly with that.
  • Colin Burnett the Farmboy!?

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    Will the real Colin Burnett…please stand up!   Hey there, Colin Burnett here today! I am coming to you from Brisbane, Australia right now. As the crazy fighter jets fly over the CBD here and the fireworks are about to go off, I am just taking some time out from travelling for a while…. This year has been a big one for me, I have been all over Africa, Europe and Australia. I like to travel, I have the bug!! Here is a picture of me on the Danube in Germany. Mate a few years ago, I didn’t even know that the Danube started in Germany!!! I didn’t know much about…
  • Free Backlink Generator

    14 Jul 2014 | 3:43 am
    Free Backlink Generator What is the best free backlink generator? Most of the webmasters and bloggers have an apparent and superior understanding about the significance of backlinks on their respective blog and website. The dofollow backlink includes directory submission, blog comments and forum posting that has the ability to increase your rank on Google search results. Backlinks can also be defined as inbound links and incoming links that are responsible to display web pages. In the recent year, there is a wide variety of free backlink generator that is being offered in various online…
  • Online Business Ideas

    13 Jul 2014 | 3:43 am
    Online Business Ideas Starting a business online requires lots of risks than investing in a store front or an office. It is because you will not just target local audiences, but also you will aim to gain customers from various parts of the world, but this may depend on how wide your target audience is. Quick ideas. Setting up an online business can be done easily. With a basic knowledge about website and communication, you can start promoting your products and services in just several days. If you are ready to take the plunge to be an online businessman, there are some online business ideas…
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    Biz Epic

  • Totally Epic 6-Hour Instrumental Music Playlist (Great At-Work Music!)

    Chad Stewart
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:47 pm
    This epic 6 hour instrumental mix is sure to keep you busy and productive while you work. The post Totally Epic 6-Hour Instrumental Music Playlist (Great At-Work Music!) appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • Build Your Own Standing Desk for $22 (Anyone With a Screwdriver Can do This!)

    Chad Stewart
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:02 pm
    This easy-to-make standup desk only requires a ~ $20 trip to Ikea and a screwdriver, and will save you hundreds of dollars. The post Build Your Own Standing Desk for $22 (Anyone With a Screwdriver Can do This!) appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • Christmas is Coming and Kid’s Toys Just Got Smarter Than Ever!

    Chad Stewart
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    Check out this commercial for these Hibou's and tell me that technology isn't spiraling out of control. Soon they'll be parenting your children for you! What do you think. Isn't this just another step toward de-socializing our kids? The post Christmas is Coming and Kid’s Toys Just Got Smarter Than Ever! appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • Steve Jobs’ Epic Life Journey – in Infographic

    Ivan Widjaya
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    I've found this awesome, clean-looking infographic, showing you the ups and downs in the life journey of Steve Jobs. What an epic life! The post Steve Jobs’ Epic Life Journey – in Infographic appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • The Recession Survival Kit – How to Prepare for a Future Economic Crisis

    Ivan Widjaya
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:07 am
    Recession sucks. But there is no better time for you to prepare yourself for future periods of austerity than today. How can you prepare for the worst - and thrive? The post The Recession Survival Kit – How to Prepare for a Future Economic Crisis appeared first on Biz Epic.
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    Gist Headlines » Business

  • How to Generate New Business Ideas in Hours

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

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

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

    13 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    This piece is not advocating illiteracy in any way, but must you kill yourself if you happen to be illiterate? While there is nothing desirable in being unlearned and an ignoramus, should the heaven fall down because you are an illiterate with no formal education? World nations are trying their best to erase illiteracy and […]
  • How to Hire Workers That Will Pay Their Own Salaries

    10 Aug 2014 | 4:52 pm
    Whether you know it or not, you need to hire workers that will pay their own salaries if your business is to move forward and become a mature company. You may not know it yourself, but you contribute one way or the other to paying yourself when you work as an employee with another employer […]
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    Yan Huang

  • Kayaking Down The Colorado River

    Yan Huang
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:11 pm
    I went Kayaking down the Colorado River, and it was one of the most beautiful sights. It was a full day kayaking outdoor adventure and the kayaks provided had rudders, which were really convenient for making turns once I got into the rhyme of paddling. We also went inside cave, which was really neat. Above are some photographs that I took using my iPhone from the kayaking. The post Kayaking Down The Colorado River appeared first on Yan Huang.
  • Farewell & 10 Inspiring Quotes From Robin Williams

    Yan Huang
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    Robin Williams has touched millions and more. Farewell. Here are 10 inspiring quotes from the prolific man: The post Farewell & 10 Inspiring Quotes From Robin Williams appeared first on Yan Huang.
  • Ultimate Computer Hardware Interface Infographic

    Yan Huang
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    I stumbled upon this really neat infographic that any computer hardware enthusiasts can appreciate! I was not able to find the original creator of this infographic; it was re-shared several times floating around on message boards. The post Ultimate Computer Hardware Interface Infographic appeared first on Yan Huang.
  • Wikipedia Violates Photographer’s Copyright

    Yan Huang
    10 Aug 2014 | 6:12 pm
    Photo Credit: David Slater I apologize if my headline isn’t politically correct but here is the summary of what happened: David Slater, a nature photographer, trekked the rain forests of Indonesia with his own photography equipment and production to photograph the crested black macaque (a rare species of monkey). The monkey happens to be the one that pressed the camera shutter. Because of this technicality, Wikipedia decided violate Mr. Slater’s rights to the photos and publish them as public domain. Good luck Mr. Slater, hope you win this one! P.S. He does a lot of amazing…
  • Colorado Highway Fatalities at Near Historic Lows Since Marijuana Legalization

    Yan Huang
    10 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    The probability of prohibition of a vice propagating the inverse affects of which was intended is a paradox that has people prolifically asking why. Parallels of marijuana have been drawn to the alcohol prohibition in the 1920′s. This article from The Washington Post re-enforces the nature of this paradigm, which in my opinion is a direct reflection of human nature and should be observed by marketers and trendsetters alike. The post Colorado Highway Fatalities at Near Historic Lows Since Marijuana Legalization appeared first on Yan Huang.
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    Forte Consultancy

  • Credit Card Customer Segmentation

    Forte Consultancy
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
    “Credit cards aren’t banking – they’re information” – Richard Fairbank, Founder of Capital One 300 billion credit card transactions are expected to take place each year by 2018, creating 300 billion opportunities to understand customers better. Unfortunately, many banks remain ignorant of this wealth of information at their disposal, and they opt for mass marketing and costly above-the-line communications. Customer segmentation is one of the most fundamental building blocks in getting to know customers. It is essential for industries where customer…
  • Failure to Launch: From Big Data to Big Decisions

    Forte Consultancy
    19 Jun 2014 | 6:24 am
    “Big data is bullshit” – Harper Reed, President Obama Campaign CTO Not long ago big data was all the rage, the trendiest concept in the world of business intelligence. Now, however, the hype appears to be fading fast, with few companies having realized the bottom-line benefits promised to them by various vendors from the undertaking of big data initiatives. One of the key drivers of this gap between promise and the reality has been the shortage of effective and adequate human resources in the organizations to undertake such efforts.  This vacuum has resulted in minimal…
  • Hype or the Real Deal? The Big Data Conundrum

    Forte Consultancy
    27 Oct 2013 | 11:19 pm
    Big Data has become one of those terms you can’t avoid these days, all the rage in and around the business intelligence industry. The overwhelming buzz makes you wonder – is there something really there, or, is the hype the result of vendors and consultants trying to make another buck? What Is Big Data? The 12 year old definition of Big Data is summarized in three words, a definition which is still prevalent today – the three V’s, namely volume, velocity, and variety. Big Data is now attributed to a set of paradigms and technologies which serve organizations in managing data…
  • Targeted Roamer Marketing – Maximizing Inbound Roamer Revenues

    Forte Consultancy
    26 Aug 2013 | 7:57 am
    While inbound roaming is a lucrative business for operators in specific countries, too common is the company relying on old-school practices to market it, focusing only on mass outreach and non-customized value propositions. Operators wanting to retain and grow roaming revenues need to start tapping into targeted marketing practices before their competitors do… What? According to a study by Juniper, the global total mobile roaming market is expected to reach $80 billion by 2017, over $35 billion of which will come from data roaming revenues. This estimate means there will be a jaw dropping…
  • Loyalty Programs Gone Right – Constructing the Utopian Loyalty Program

    Forte Consultancy
    12 Jun 2013 | 4:04 am
    As a follow-up to a prior article around loyalty programs gone wrong, herein we define what a utopian loyalty program would like (one which not only satisfies members, but more importantly, has a positive impact on the bottom-line), while highlighting some best-in-class programs that have got it somewhat right… Loyalty programs have become a de-facto standard in most B2C sectors (particularly retail, financial services, telecommunications, and travel); consumers take it now almost as a given that they will be rewarded by companies they give their business to. As such, there are tens (if not…
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    The Best Articles!

  • How To Edit iPhone Name On iTunes

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:07 am
      Many people have been wondering how to change their iPhone name. So, for this simple, “How To” I will show you how to change your iPhone name. Step 1: Find where it says your iPhone name, mine says “Dylan’s… Continue reading → Hope You Enjoyed This Post! How To Edit iPhone Name On iTunes The Best Articles!. How To Edit iPhone Name On iTunes was first posted on September 19, 2014 at 10:07 am.©2014 "KIKFLICK". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of…
  • Whats New In iOS 8

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:04 am
        Wondering whats new in iOS 8? This article will highlight the new features of iOS 8 and the reasons if you should upgrade! iOS 7 and 8 look familiar but there are many differences to them. The fact… Continue reading → Hope You Enjoyed This Post! Whats New In iOS 8 The Best Articles!. Whats New In iOS 8 was first posted on September 19, 2014 at 8:04 am.©2014 "KIKFLICK". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at…
  • Downloads

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:04 am
    These are all the downloads that were used in the website. You can download them below! - Download iOS .ipa Apps - Download iFunBox - Download iTools Hope You Enjoyed This Post! Downloads The Best Articles!. Downloads was first posted on September 18, 2014 at 6:04 pm.©2014 "KIKFLICK". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement. Please contact me at
  • How To Install Apps On iPhone 3G and 3GS

    18 Sep 2014 | 7:49 am
      Hey guys! Today isn’t going to be an article on the internet, but it will be on, “How To Install Apps On iPhone 3G and 3GS”. It’s pretty simple and as long as you do it step by step it’s… Continue reading → Hope You Enjoyed This Post! How To Install Apps On iPhone 3G and 3GS The Best Articles!. How To Install Apps On iPhone 3G and 3GS was first posted on September 18, 2014 at 2:49 pm.©2014 "KIKFLICK". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of…
  • PSST….|Freaky-Friday Date Night 2!

    zachariah logan
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:54 am
    In this day and age. You as a blogger have a lot of competition. You could write about Car Mechanics, Comedy, Math, World Events, etc and regardless of what your topic is, you have to compete for the readers/listeners/viewers attention.… Continue reading → Hope You Enjoyed This Post! PSST….|Freaky-Friday Date Night 2! The Best Articles!. PSST….|Freaky-Friday Date Night 2! was first posted on August 25, 2014 at 3:54 pm.©2014 "KIKFLICK". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is…
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • California Issues 29 Permits for Self-Driving Cars on its Roads

    Anna Domanska
    20 Sep 2014 | 1:32 am
    Google’s Driverless Car Driverless cars which have been put to test on certain Californian regions for more than four years, recently received the nod from the Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday. The agency which made it mandatory for self-driving cars to be registered with them, before issuing them testing permits, gave permits to 29 vehicles onto expressways and neighborhoods with a human in the driver’s seat in an event that the installed equipment makes a bad driving decision. Google’s Lexus Suvs, a fleet of cars with 25 vehicles, along with Mercedes and the Volkswagen…
  • Exercise While You Work, Upgrade Your Workstation with This Invention

    Christy Gren
    20 Sep 2014 | 12:40 am
    Sitting in front of the computer all day long glued to the chair? How frustrating is that? Did you know that there’s a study that claims that sitting is just as bad for you as smoking, regardless of how many hours you put to exercise. It simply does no good, well, except the paycheck. But there are so many things you’re fighting, such as, fatigue, a far greater chance of diabetes, heart disease, musculoskeletal pain, and overall de-conditioning. On top of it when you put this train wreck condition of your body on WebMD it suggests that you better stop using Google from your grave and rest…
  • A Business of Security: Google, Dropbox Partner to Build Ease of Use Internet Security

    Carrie Ann
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Inside Dropbox’s Urbanized San Francisco Office In the age of digitization where the recent celebrity photo hack and revelation behind meagre privacy shook the security industry, there are some organization focused on making the world a secure place. Dropbox, Google and the Open Technology World are advocating their support to a new organization devoted to making open-source security and privacy tools simpler and more effective. Led by Sara Sinclair Brody, product manager at Google, the organization recognized the need to have a more secure system in a world where passwords are…
  • New Radar Gun In Development To Detect Texting Drivers

    Carrie Ann
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:28 am
    Most texting and driving happen during 5 o’clock traffic, when a huge number of cars drive en masse. ComSonics,a Virginia-based company is developing a radar gun-like device that will helppolice officers detect drivers who are texting. The company claimsthe gadget works by picking up radio frequencies that emit from a vehicle when someone inside is using a phone, surfing the internet or texting. Because texting, calling, and data transferring emit a distinct frequency, which can be distinguished by the device ComSonics is developing. According to, the concept is similar to…
  • China Slaps $500 Fine on GlaxoSmithKline for Bribery

    Anna Domanska
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:23 am
    Chinese authorities accused GSK’s China chief of scheming a “massive bribery network” that helped the company with higher drug prices and illegal revenue of more than $150 million China has fined British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline $491.5 million after a Chinese court found its subsidiary in the country guilty of bribing non-government staff. Chinese state media said it was the biggest corporate fine the nation has ever issued. GSK in a statement said that it has fully cooperated with the Chinese authorities and taken steps to expansively amend the issues distinguished at…
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    Potknox Blog

  • Why do startups find it so hard to find good talent?
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Potknox Co Founder, Pottu Venugopal, tells us why finding talent for startups is a lot like, and as tough as, finding clients, wherein making a hire resembles making a sale. Here’s what he and a number of other startup CXOs had to say about this worldwide worry! “Having been part of a number of startups, I strongly feel that in a startup, ‘finding talent’ is sometimes just as challenging as ‘finding clients’. The sales process is fairly standard: Generate Leads, Follow Up and then Convert Leads i.e. make a sale. Similarly, hiring involves: 1.
  • Summer Recruitment Drive 2014
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:34 am
    1000 programmers. 28 startups. 10 days. 7 distinct profiles. All from 1500 miles away. The Start of Something On August 1st, 2014 at 10 AM, we met in the room with the big table and chairs. Usually, all five of us would have taken the discussion in five different directions, but today our voices were unanimous. It had been two weeks we’d been waiting to have this conversation, and the moment was finally here. The Believers 14 days earlier, sitting in our Delhi based dream, we had come up with the Summer Recruitment Drive, our very own innovative way of getting startups to explore the…
  • 7 Problems Startups Face with Campus Recruitment
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:35 am
    Campus  Placements and Working at Startups are two equally promising trends in recruitment that are shaking things up for the corporate world. Question is, why don’t they go together? What’s stopping startups from tapping into this wide pool of talent that’s so much like them- new to nuances, eager to excel, and intelligently innovative? Here are 7 problems startups face with campus recruitment: 1. Lack of Brand Value By far the biggest reason startups avoid/fail at campus recruitment is the lack of brand value attached to them. Especially at particularly prestigious…
  • 4 Alternatives to Resumes
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Dear Employers and Employees alike, to quote Phoebe Buffay as she *pwned* Ross Geller, “Wasn’t there a time when the brightest minds in the world believed that the world was flat? And, up until like what, 50 years ago, you all thought the atom was the smallest thing, until you split it open, and this like, whole mess of crap came out. Now, are you telling me that you are so unbelievably arrogant that you can’t admit that there’s a teeny tiny possibility that you could be wrong about this?” What if there was a way to reduce the amount of time you spent hiring? These four…
  • Startups and Interns Are Made For Each Other
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:47 am
    Interns are to Employees what Startups are to MNCs; both the smart new kid on the block giving the older kids a run for their money. We spoke to 3 young, successful entrepreneurs who agreed that interns have been invaluable to them, when handled with care. But what is it about interns that make them so perfect for startups? Are startups and interns really made for each other? 1. They’re Useful- I solemnly swear I’m up to some good. Interns have been found to be the source of some truly brilliant ideas, thereby giving fantastic returns on investment. Call it beginner’s luck or a…
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  • Call Center Outsourcing – Onshore, Offshore or Nearshore?

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    When choosing call center outsourcing, should you go with onshore, offshore, or nearshore? What’s the best choice? Is one solution better than the others? Of course not. There never is. But there is a choice that’s right for your company when outsourcing your call center services. Let’s look at the difference between the three, and find the option that’s ideal for you. Onshore means the outsourced call center (or other services) is located in your home country. The labor pool is highly skilled, and there are little to no language or cultural barriers. And if…
  • Five Reasons to Outsource Your Seasonal Call Center

    5 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    Whether you maintain a regular call center or only run a seasonal business, now is the time to start thinking about staffing up your seasonal call center. Depending on the kind of business you run, you may want to consider outsourcing your holiday season call center work. Here are five reasons why call center outsourcing makes sense: 1. Eliminate recruiting and training costs You know how hard it can be to recruit for your call center already, but now you have to add 30% more staff? And you have to train them, bring them up to speed, and replace the ones who leave in the middle of the season?
  • Creating a Culture That Helps Call Center Agents Perform

    15 Aug 2014 | 6:59 am
    Helping your call center agents increase their performance can be difficult at times. It can feel like trying to hit a moving target. But with a few new practices and ideas, you can create a culture of achievement within your call center. Here are a few performance-boosting ideas you can use. 1. Reward Performance, Don’t Punish Failure Create a management culture where agents strive to meet goals, rather than trying to clear the “bare minimum.” Reward people who meet their goals, rather than punishing agents who do not meet them. If people are worried only about keeping…
  • Social Media and Call Centers: Friend or Foe

    2 Aug 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Did you know that up to 85% of your business could be lost due to poor customer service? While there’s a naturally inherent friction between call center agents and social media, call center agents are recognizing how social media can be a friend rather than a foe to the brand they represent, especially if it’s your brand. Today, customers feel more empowered than ever before because of their ability to broadcast brand displeasure—or compliments—via social media. Call center agents must be more sophisticated than ever before to respond to your customers’ comments and inquiries in…
  • How Voice of Customer Enhances Your Call Center Partners’ Results

    17 Jul 2014 | 3:59 am
    As companies got bigger and more people began shopping online instead of in brick-and-mortar stores, store owners and managers were no longer able to hear the voice of the customer. They were disconnected from hearing the customers’ complaints and wishes directly. Enter call center partners and social media. Knowing the voice of the customer helps call center agents know what customers want from the company the agents are representing. In this model, learning the customer’s voice involved surveys, focus groups, and even warranty data and complaint logs. Some companies even hire…
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  • 5 Ways to Be a Pirate

    Derek Rudel
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    In honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day, the crew at SquarePlanet felt it extremely necessary to share 5 ways you can be a pirate today! We can’t help ourselves, it’s kind of our thing—from our schtick to our mantra, made famous by Steve Jobs: “Why join the Navy, when you can be a pirate?” Starting in reverse order! 5 -  Dress Up If you’re in Chicago, we’ve got a bunch of pirate gear you can try on if you want to swing by the office. We’ll feature you as one of our Guest Pirates! If you have your own supply, feel free to Facebook, Tweet…
  • We’re Hiring!

    Square Planet
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Attention everyone in SquarePlanet’s orbit… We’re hiring! Know someone who fits the bill? Email Us! Searching the Seas for a Writing Pirate! At SquarePlanet, we believe in the essential need to communicate powerfully. Are you comfortable using metaphors to tell stories? Are you a creative thinker who thrives on a deadline? Do you pride yourself on being the Trivial Pursuit champion? Do you regularly support Wikipedia and would die without Google? If you’re a mature, hard-working, self starter with experience in creative direction and corporate storytelling, then perhaps…
  • Maximizing Opportunity Podcast: Relationships

    Derek Rudel
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    This episode of Maximizing Opportunity shines a light on relationships. No, not the romantic kind! Brian and Derek feature several stories and interviews with a focus on being connected with people. A flashback to Brian’s past reveals why the name Todd will impact every Todd he meets, and how he unofficially changed one Todd’s name to Eddie. He then shows his appreciation for the Joe’s of the world, thanks to a special relationship with a one Joe Tortorich–a man that chose to work for his former high school instead of a big name firm… a man who is authentically…
  • Running Into the Chaos

    Maria Ranahan
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    We stumbled upon this advertisement for the US Marines a while back, and realized, wow, this basically SCREAMS the philosophy here at SquarePlanet. I mean literally, this ad spoke to us, and we’ve been referencing it since. There are few who run towards the chaos. It’s because going into chaos, as opposed to running straight in the opposite direction, goes against everything that has been engrained into the human body, brain, and soul. It goes against all the gears and triggers in your head that say, “hey, this is dangerous—maybe we shouldn’t be doing this!” So why, and…
  • Fill In the Blank: Yes, and __________.

    Maria Ranahan
    8 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    Over and over I’ve heard the rules of improv applied to everything besides improv. I have realized that one rule in particular can actually make a difference in everything we do. That rule is saying “yes, and…” A while back, I read a famous quote by Thomas Edison that really resonated with me: “We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Basically, Opportunity doesn’t just come knocking—that’s not the reality of the world we live in. You have to go out, find out where Opportunity lives, knock on his door, and introduce yourself. Then…
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  • Is Pinterest the next big thing for Market Research?

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:36 am
    Social media platforms like Instagram and Pinterest has made headlines for quite a while now. They are widely being used by marketers and businesses alike to reach out to their customers and engage with them. Research has shown that Pinterest, especially, has garnered a lot of attention as businesses have reportedly witnessed a lot of referral traffic from this site. Famous brands like Land ’s End, Whole Foods and Etsy, who have set up their profiles, are reportedly garnering more than 1000 followers spread across their pin boards and profiles. Let’s take a look at how businesses can hope…
  • Ratan Tata invests in a jewellery etailer

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:27 am
    After recently venturing into the e-commerce business in India through Snapdeal, Ratan Tata has now invested an undisclosed amount in e-jeweler Bluestone Jewellery and Lifestyle. Other investors of this Bangalore-based company include Accel Partners, Kalaari, Caratlane, Voylla, Tiger Global and Saama Capital. Bluestone, founded by Meena Ganesh and K Ganesh, is an integrated online jeweler with their own line of manufacturing, designs and delivery services. They currently sell rings, bangles, earrings, pendants with close to over 25000 designs. The company has reportedly clocked in INR 600…
  • E healthcare provider Practo plans to raise over USD 15 million

    15 Sep 2014 | 2:49 am
    E-healthcare services provider Practo is planning to raise over USD 15 million as the Sequoia backed firm now seeks to expand its footprint in South East Asia by adding newer products to its portfolio. This will enable the company to bring hospitals and diagnostic centers under its banner as the current offerings are only for clinics and doctors. With over a lakh doctors on site, Practo aims to venture into newer geographies including Malaysia, the Philippines, and West Asia in a period of 12-18 months. Practo was established in 2008 by Shashank ND and Abhinav Lal. In 2013, it started…
  • American fund Providence is in talks to offload stake in Idea Cellular

    12 Sep 2014 | 12:43 am
    Providence Equity, an American family fund is planning to offload its investment in Aditya Birla’s telecom firm Idea Cellular. The Rhode Island-based PE firm is selling 2.4% of its stake through an accelerated book building method which is likely to fetch USD 250 million. The Providence stake is expected to be reduced to 6.9% from the current 9.3%. With a 90-day lock-in for any further sale of Idea Cellular shares, Providence is offering 8.5 Cr shares between INR 166.30 and INR 172.30 per share. The fund which has Star CJ Network, UFO Moviez, Hathway Cable and Datacom in its portfolio had…
  • Apollo Hospitals to invest USD 337 million to open 12 hospitals in 3 years

    11 Sep 2014 | 1:51 am
    Healthcare major Apollo Hospitals Enterprises is planning to open 12 hospitals over the next 3 years with an investment of USD 337 million. The plan entails that 2175 beds will be added in the next 3 years. Most of the hospitals are expected to be super specialty facilities while one of them will be multi specialty and the other will be a reach hospital. The healthcare provider is following the cluster strategy for expansion to ensure dominance in cities like Chennai and widen the reach in locations such as Bangalore. It is also undertaking greenfield projects in attractive untapped markets.
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  • Smartphones- The smarter way of doing business

    Tradeindia Editor
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:31 am
    In this era of digital developments and technical advancements, Smartphones can work as the perfect technical solution for all of your business needs. A variety of apps and software are being developed which can serve as your helping hand in your daily business operations. Some of the business apps that may be extremely useful for running your business efficiently are: QuickBooks: Quickbooks is an excellent accounting software that can help you manage all your business financial activities easily. Quick book helps in sending invoices, accepting payments, scanning receipts, tracking sales and…
  • How to generate more business leads

    Tradeindia Editor
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    Generating business lead is a tough task for Small businesses and new start ups because of their limited marketing budgets and lack of brand identity in the market. Customers are the base of every business, so you have to bring and attract more and more customers to grow your business. There are some of the simple ways which can help you in generating maximum business leads. Some of them are: Get online: Online presence is of prime importance and can serve you with many business leads. Get your business listed with several B2B portals and other online listings, create your social media pages…
  • How Marketing Mix can Influence the Purchase Decision of a Buyer

    Tradeindia Editor
    6 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    Selling is a difficult and unique art. After all nobody will spend his hard-earned money without any good reason. The most challenging task is to sell something that no one is willing to buy. In the present market scenario, each product and service has countless substitutes which makes the task of selling further tough and complicated. In order to sell your product or service, you have to go for a perfect marketing mix. The marketing mix is a term which is used to describe the various decisions that a company takes in the entire process of placing a product or service in the market. Marketing…
  • Email vs Phone Sales

    Tradeindia Editor
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:48 am
    Email or a buzz, which is best to sell? Which medium of communication, do you thing can get more clients or business for your company? Email or phone call. A perfect and effective sales approach is essential for converting any lead or inquiry into business order or sales. Selecting the most appropriate mode of communication is very necessary for contacting your prospective buyers in the best manner possible. Emails and phone calls are the two majorly used mode of communication for sales approaches. Though, both of these communication mediums are successful to a great extent, both have their…
  • Bhadohi: The Land of Carpets

    Tradeindia Editor
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:40 am
    Bhadohi, also known as the carpet city, is a traditional hub of carpet making in India. The town is located in the eastern part of Uttar Pardesh and is the biggest carpet producing area in South Asia. The carpets produced in this area is famous Internationally. In bhadohi, not only woolen carpet are being made but twisted cotton threads are also used for producing handmade carpets. Woolen yards are known as aange and cotton threads are called soot in the area. The process of carpet making in Bhadohi involves many steps, namely picking and sorting, carding and spinning, dyeing, weaving,…
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  • :-) I hope nobody forgot today is the birthday of smiley

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    On September 19, 1982, Scott Fahlman from Carnegie Mellon University first proposed using the emoticon  to mark jokes from serious posts in online message boards. It dominated a large part of our daily life, drove business, the most common one we know is the yellow guy. According to wikipedia, The smiley was first introduced to popular culture as part of a […]
  • New Mexico Dairy Farm: Everyone, you are all fired (reason: animal cruelty )!

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:59 pm
    A dairy farm fired all employees and referred the offenders in the video to law enforcement, according the the Associated Press. They have also stopped dairy shipments and milking operations and sent cows to other area farms. Los Angeles-based Mercy for Animals captured video secretly recorded video apparently showing workers punching and kicking cows and stabbing […]
  • BABA for ALIBABA: September 19 at 9:30 a.m

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:55 pm
    On Friday, September 19 at 9:30 a.m. ET, the NYSE stock exchange will begin the process to determine the opening price for trading Alibaba’s IPO. “Whether it’s 15 minutes to get to that solution or an hour and 15 minutes, we don’t really care,” David Ethridge, the senior vice president at NYSE Group Inc. “We’ve […]

    16 Sep 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Good to see some news like this, Nasa is handing contracts to Being and SpaceX to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station.  “We welcome today’s decision and the mission it advances with gratitude and seriousness of purpose,” Musk said in a statement. The American-built rockets and spacecraft would replace the Russian systems […]
  • Start-ups: Build a strong team first

    14 Sep 2014 | 3:52 am
    What is the most valuable in a start-up, the product or the team, in this post, the culture of a start-up should focus in building a strong team with high level of communication between its members in order to build a strong product, read more : Your team is more valuable than your product.
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  • 5 Business Trends That Can’t Be Ignored

    getAbstract Redaktion
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:48 am
    This has been an interesting year for businesses as we saw many shifts in consumerism, marketing, production and the workplace itself. Here, our top 5 business trends that you just can’t ignore: 1. Go Big or Go Home We began to hear a lot about Big Data over the course of this year. What is Big Data? It’s a collection of data sets that is so large it is difficult to process by traditional data processing applications. It makes our list not only because it is one of the year’s new business buzz phrases but also because clever entrepreneurs and innovators are creating tools and…
  • Finalists Announced for the 2014 getAbstract International Book Award

    getAbstract Redaktion
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Now in its fourteenth year, getAbstract honors ten critically acclaimed nonfiction books from the past year’s business literature. This is the longest-running international business book award program and celebrates English and German-language works. Previous winners include celebrated authors such as George A. Akerlof, Phil Rosenzweig, Jared Diamond and Detlev S. Schlichter. “I feel honored to have received this award in previous years from an organization that has a reputation for quality analysis and review of business books,” said Robert J. Shiller, Nobel Laureate and Yale…
  • Top 10 Business Leaders to Follow on Twitter

    getAbstract Editor
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:14 am
    Twitter can be a valuable tool for gathering up-to-the-minute collective intelligence and ideas from experts, leaders and conceptualizers. Indeed, the social media platform has changed enormously how we collect and collate information by directly connecting us to the innovators and industry leaders of our day. Our personal commentary on news, insights and trends is thereby not only reliable but immediate and efficient. One of Twitter’s leading benefits, over any other social media platform currently available to us, is that it enables us to network with, and learn from, others. “Business…
  • How Small Business Owners Can Increase Efficiency

    getAbstract Editor
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:36 am
    When you’re a small business owner, efficiency is everything. You’re up against the big dogs in the world, so you have to make sure all of your priorities and resources are well-known, because one misstep could make or break all that you’ve worked so hard to build. Deadlines must always be met, but without sacrificing the production quality of your product. This means you have to be on top of the company’s schedule, your schedule and the schedule of all that report to you. It can be an overwhelming task, to say the least. So here are some tips to help make sure your small business…
  • 5 Economic Reports with the Biggest Global Implications

    getAbstract Editor
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    When the U.S. economy tanked in 2008, it took a while for everyone to come to grips with what was happening. There was so much conjecture and misinformation being thrown around, no one seemed to realize the magnitude of what was occurring—or that anything substantial was happening at all. As the dust began to settle, it became clear that the crash was not an isolated national crisis—it was a worldwide catastrophe. I bring this up because it serves as a perfect reminder of something financial experts have come to realize on a new level: Borders are more illusory than ever before. My 15…
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  • The Sharing Economy

    Frank Diana
    11 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    Something Economy: seems like a popular trend – stick a word in front of economy and use it to describe the next big thing. Some of these words are: Peer, Maker, Sharing, Gig, Collaborative, Green, Circular, Mesh, Digital, Innovation, and more. This combining of words speaks to the truly disruptive nature of the early 21st […]
  • Geoffrey Moore on Disruption

    Frank Diana
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:56 am
    In a recent Post, Geoffrey Moore expands his Systems of Engagement (SOE) vision to focus on disruption. Many by now are familiar with his views on SOE and next generation edge architecture. Mr. Moore describes a future dominated by Social and Mobile on the client side and Analytics and Cloud on the server side. In […]
  • Combinations and Disruption

    Frank Diana
    12 Aug 2014 | 9:19 am
    A recent Report by John Hagel and others describes how the exponential improvement in technology is driving exponential innovation. The core technology building blocks (computing power, storage and bandwidth) continue unabated on a cost-performance improvement curve. These building blocks create a foundation for rapid advances in innovation, which in turn combine to create disruptive scenarios. […]
  • Ecosystem Thinking

    Frank Diana
    6 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    The notion of value creation and capture is a core component of business and the models that drive it. While historically viewed with a traditional product mindset, several emerging forces will alter this basic tenet of business. At its core, the way businesses create and capture value will change – the degree of change ranges […]
  • The Logistics Internet

    Frank Diana
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    The next post in this continued look at disruptive scenarios focuses on the Logistics Internet. In his recent book titled The Zero Marginal Cost Society, Jeremy Rifkin describes an Economic Paradigm Shift driven by a Third Industrial Revolution (TIR) platform. The Logistics Internet is one of three components that make up this TIR platform (communications […]
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  • 6 Simple Steps to Escaping the 9-to-5: Be Your Own Boss

    7 Sep 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Let’s Escape! Be Your Own Boss! I just wanted to make sure all you Online Traffic readers have grabbed your spot on a paradigm-shifting web class that’s coming up over the next few days on how to escape the 9-to-5 and create your own abundant online income stream that’s 100% aligned with your passions and […] The post 6 Simple Steps to Escaping the 9-to-5: Be Your Own Boss appeared first on Online Traffic.
  • 7 Essential Tips For Generating Traffic To Your Website For Free

    8 Aug 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Promoting your website does not need to cost you a lot of money. There are various ways through which you can drive traffic to your website for free. If you have no money or if you have a small budget for driving traffic to your website, you can use tips outlined in this articles to […] The post 7 Essential Tips For Generating Traffic To Your Website For Free appeared first on Online Traffic.
  • 4 Critical Ways To Generate Traffic To A Newly Created Website

    11 Mar 2014 | 6:20 am
    Now you have your new website and you are keen to start making some sales! But, how can you make sales if you do not have high volumes of traffic to your website? One of the challenges which people starting a new online business face is that of getting traffic to their website. This article […] The post 4 Critical Ways To Generate Traffic To A Newly Created Website appeared first on Online Traffic.
  • Ways To Target Traffic To Your Website

    11 Oct 2011 | 6:31 am
    If you run an online business, it is only a must for you to think of targeting traffic. After all, you need to rank in the search engines for your business to become more visible to the public. However, the rankings change every minute of the day and that depends on the traffic driven to […] The post Ways To Target Traffic To Your Website appeared first on Online Traffic.
  • Using Google Adwords To Drive Laser Targeted Traffic

    10 Oct 2011 | 6:19 am
    The biggest well known secret in generating wealth in the internet based business or e-commerce is Traffic. Everybody knows it; every site wants it and every site needs it. The point of websites is to be visited and viewed. Many elaborate designs, money and countless hours of developing a site to make them beautiful and […] The post Using Google Adwords To Drive Laser Targeted Traffic appeared first on Online Traffic.
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  • Write for the world

    Ann Wylie
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    How to reach readers in the face of global illiteracyHow can you write for adults who can barely read? That’s what two Chicago academics — William S. Gray and Bernice Leary — set out to learn in 1935.Breaking bad In a world where many adults can barely read, how can we reach readers with words?To discover what makes prose readable for adults with low literacy rates, the University of Chicago’s Gray and St. Xavier College’s Leary studied 48 passages of about 100 words each, taken from books, magazines and newspapers most widely read by adults.To establish the difficulty…
  • World of words

    Ann Wylie
    7 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Only 7 countries studied achieve basic literacy ratesOn average, adults tested in the latest worldwide literacy study can read a few paragraphs and locate a single piece of information in them. But they struggle to find information that requires drawing even low-level conclusions from what they’ve read.Laugh, and the world laughs with you Read, and you read alone, suggests the latest global assessment of adult literacy. Image by Casey FleserOr so says the 2013 Program for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, or PIAAC.About the studyPIAAC is a large, every-10-years study…
  • Numbers count

    Ann Wylie
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Numerals in headlines quantify value, draw readersNext time you hit the Safeway, take a look at the magazines displayed at the checkout counter. Chances are, you’ll find that they’re packed with numerals.By the numbers Headlines with numerals perform better in email, social media, magazines and on the Web. Photo by Clyde RobinsonThere’s a good reason for that: Headlines with numerals, like Top 10, promise quantifiable value. And that draws readers.“Numbers sell,” writes Richard Riccelli, president of Post Rd, Inc.If you’re writing a tipsheet or service…
  • Put the reader first

    Ann Wylie
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:39 am
    Fill in the blanks to a great benefits leadWant to write a release that grabs reader attention?Lead with the reader The best way to reach readers? Write about readers. Photo by PhotonquantiqueLead with the reader.Want to write a release that grabs reader attention? Lead with the readerClick To Tweet - Powered By CoScheduleHere’s how to do it, modeling the lead from a Silver Anvil Award-winning release by the California Milk Advisory Board:“Dairy farmers throughout California — the nation’s No. 1 milk-producing state — will have an opportunity to learn the basics of cheese…
  • Think like the audience

    Ann Wylie
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    How do top organizations communicate?Seventy-one percent of high-performing organizations focus their messaging on audience’s point of view. Just 45% of average organizations do.Why did the communicator cross the road? To get to the reader’s side.Or so says Stephen Welch, president of IABC UK and an independent consultant.Welch worked with Michael Ambjorn, director-at-large at NearDesk, to develop a benchmarking database that correlates communication practices with organizational performance. They looked at 81 organizations with some 390,000 employees across 10…
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  • William on official visit to Malta

    20 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
    The Duke of Cambridge is on an official visit to Malta to help the country celebrate the 50th anniversary of its independence.
  • 66,000 Syrians 'flee to Turkey'

    20 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    Turkey says at least 66,000 Syrians have crossed the border in 24 hours, as hundreds of Kurds head the other way to fight Islamic State militants.
  • Leeds Rhinos 20-24 Catalan Dragons

    20 Sep 2014 | 11:28 am
    Catalan Dragons win at Headingley for the first time to end Leeds' hopes of a Super League and Challenge Cup double.
  • VIDEO: Parachute jump marks Arnhem battle

    20 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    Paratroops from Europe and the US have completed parachute jumps in the Netherlands to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem.
  • Brown vows to 'lock in' Scots powers

    20 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    Gordon Brown says his promise of further powers for Scotland will be delivered to the timetable set out ahead of the independence referendum.
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  • Refrigeration Well Worth The Improvement

    Magdalen Allstott
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Searching for the strength fridges Joondalup is particularly the thing you may find yourself doing when you have an interest in making essential improvements beyond the property that you have put money into when it comes to making money in the future. Securing your estate for the inferior initial cost and making simple improvements could be a fantastic be sure you you most likely will allow your funds to move to are ideal for you. The biggest problem that folks will have on the subject of nonetheless they think about their finances can be getting stuck in just a train of thought that places…
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  • Chris Brogan is Blunt to Small Businesses that Ignore the Internet

    Pilar Torres
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:15 am
    About Chris Brogan: Best Selling Author: New York Times bestselling author of eight books and counting, including The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth, and Just Start Here. Top Blogger: He has one of the top 5 blogs according to Advertising Age. CEO of Owner Media Group Columnist: Chris writes for Entrepreneur Magazine. Sought-after Speaker […] The post Chris Brogan is Blunt to Small Businesses that Ignore the Internet appeared first on Web Hosting Blog | Related posts: Part 1 – Why Most Businesses Fail Online   Hi, this is Tony Messer. First of…
  • The Secret to Getting a Second Sales Meeting

    12 Sep 2014 | 12:04 am
    Does this sound familiar? You meet with a potential customer.  It goes well.  She seemed to enjoy it.  You certainly did.  It looks like you might well work together. So, you run back to the office.  You prepare the information she wants.  You send it to her on time.  You can almost smell the sale. […] The post The Secret to Getting a Second Sales Meeting appeared first on Web Hosting Blog | Related posts: How to Increase your Sales with a Sales Funnel (the easy way) … Practical Steps to Increase your Sales with a Sales Funnel... Improve Sales Performance…
  • How to get Tons of PR for your Small Business

    11 Sep 2014 | 3:01 am
    Thought that PR was only for celebrities & big companies? Think again. The benefits of making sure that as many people out there know about our product/service/company are fairly obvious; the trick is to make this happen as cheaply as possible. PR is the answer. It’s cheap and its power immense. But the question is […] The post How to get Tons of PR for your Small Business appeared first on Web Hosting Blog | Related posts: Submit Guest Post (Small Business Marketing Tips) Become a Pickaweb Guest Blogger & share your knowledge with...
  • Part 6: How to Get All This Done!

    Tony Messer
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:24 am
      Ok, so welcome back to the final part of your training & you are going to discover how easy & straightforward it is to implement your plan. But before we get started, let’s first look at the opportunity for you when you implement all of this. The Opportunity So, if you follow through with […] The post Part 6: How to Get All This Done! appeared first on Web Hosting Blog |
  • Part 5: The Truth about Social Media (you might not like this)

    Tony Messer
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
      OK, welcome back & let´s consider the truth about social media. Now some people will tell you that Social Media is the next big thing. Others will say it already is the big thing. Others say it is just a flash in the pan. So what does Social Media mean for you and your […] The post Part 5: The Truth about Social Media (you might not like this) appeared first on Web Hosting Blog | Related posts: 3 Essential Tools For Managing Your Social Media If you are a small business owner you know that... Tony Messer Media Pack: Need Great Content from a Proven…
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  • Overview of the Vietnamese coffee industry

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:58 am
    Vietnam is a leading producer of coffee beans, home to a solid industry and culture of consuming hot and iced coffee. This clear report presents the Vietnamese coffee industry, production, habits of consumption, value chain, key trends and challenges for anyone interested in production, trade or distribution of coffee. For a more comfortable reading, it is quite […] The post Overview of the Vietnamese coffee industry appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • ASEAN infographics: population, market, economy

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Here is a set of 4 individual infographics on the share of each country in the population of ASEAN, the comparisons of their economies as well as the aggregated ASEAN economy and market compared to other major global market and economies: EU, US, China, Japan and India. The following infographics present the data of the bigger “Why […] The post ASEAN infographics: population, market, economy appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • Overview of the retail and wholesale sector in Asia

    14 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    Part of the series of reports on the dynamic sectors of Asia, the Economist Intelligence Unit provides us with another great report on the state of the retail and wholesale sector. Evaluating the importance of Asia and outlining promising opportunities, this business barometer presents an exciting view for retailers and wholesalers. For a more comfortable reading, it […] The post Overview of the retail and wholesale sector in Asia appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • Singapore official statistics and data

    12 Sep 2014 | 12:06 am
    The Department of Statistics of Singapore aims at providing reliable statistics to help the country’s social and economic development. Through a very useful website, it enables anyone to access a wealth of data and to compile it according to their needs using various tools, together with reports and extra services. The database of Singapore The first objective of the Department […] The post Singapore official statistics and data appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • Investing in Thailand through political instability

    9 Sep 2014 | 10:53 am
    In this video Caglar Somek, Partner at Caravel Fund International, explains why he feels that Thailand remains an interesting investment opportunity despite recent troubles. He also presents why Thailand should see a positive economic and financial outcome to the recent coup.  Main reasons of Thailand’s resilience and attractiveness for investments To invest in Thailand (and other possibly […] The post Investing in Thailand through political instability appeared first on ASEAN UP.
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