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  • Are Your Website And Business Actually In Alignment?

    HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing
    Kevin Wood
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:20 am
    The post Are Your Website And Business Actually In Alignment? appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. If you’ve ever landed on a website only to feel overwhelmed and confused, then there’s a good chance that website wasn’t in alignment with their business. Often we have expectations when we visit a website, and if those expectations aren’t met then we’re probably hitting the back button. If your business and website aren’t speaking the same language, or if your website is undefined and ambiguous you could be missing out on potential subscribers, business leads, and…
  • The Right Staff: Hiring for Your Small Business

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    Gene Marino
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:04 am
    While many small businesses operate on a highly-monitored budget during their initial growth period, sometimes relying heavily on the owners themselves to keep the doors open, there are sometimes opportunities to expand the number of employees working inside the company. These budgetary constraints often put small business owners at an apparent disadvantage when compared to organizations which have almost inexhaustible funds to put towards hiring new staff. However, by following a few simple guidelines, owners can set themselves up with personnel who are both qualified and motivated to lend a…
  • The Power of the Influential Customer [Infographic]

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    Catherine
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    This infographic from Ninja Metrics highlights the power of influential customer to your business. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: THE SEENThe post The Power of the Influential Customer [Infographic] appeared first on THE SEEN.
  • Are You Ignoring a Bad Business Strategy?

    Activate Group, Inc » Articles
    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    Are You Ignoring a Bad Business Strategy? Are you ignoring a bad business strategy? Your business strategy is a determining factor in whether your sales “will” or “will not” grow faster than your competition’s. Does your business have an “unusual offering” that is critical in the buying decision of your target customer or not? Most businesses either have an “unusual offering” that their prospects don’t know about, or they don’t have one and are not facing it. Key components to a successful business strategy and your ability to grow sales are how well you understand your…
  • The Value of Mentoring for Small Business

    Evolution Capital Partners » Blog
    Brendan Anderson
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Most owners of small businesses can think back to a time when they were inspired by a mentor to begin their journey. This inspiration may have come from a friend, family member, successful entrepreneur or elsewhere, ultimately giving them the wherewithal to chase after their dream of small business ownership. Nevertheless, the fires stoked by these mentors sometimes flicker, especially when a small business is facing adversity, which usually occurs during the early stages of its growth. But don’t give up on that dream just yet! Read on to add a little fuel to your fire with advice from a…
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  • The Truth about Calculating the Value of Earned Media Placements

    William Comcowich
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    Calculating the ROI value of media placements is one of the most difficult endeavors for public relations. Establishing a direct link between sales and PR can be problematic, and the impact on sales might not be immediately apparent, especially in B2B sectors. Plus, measuring public relations successes in B2C and B2B is very different. Media [...]The post The Truth about Calculating the Value of Earned Media Placements appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • Social Media Success Depends on Selecting the Social Media Platform That’s Right for Your Marketing Needs

    William Comcowich
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:59 am
      Selecting the social media networks that best meet your organization’s needs is among the critical decisions marketers make. The decision creates the foundation for all social media campaigns. Some companies want to jump on every social media platform. Some marketers chase the newest, hottest network like teen-agers chasing the latest band. However, most companies [...]The post Social Media Success Depends on Selecting the Social Media Platform That’s Right for Your Marketing Needs appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • 15 PR Resolutions for 2015

    William Comcowich
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:23 pm
    It’s approaching that time of year – time to reflect on the past year’s accomplishments and shortcomings and to resolve what we’ll change next year. Most New Year’s resolutions involve personal changes. Some bad habits, like eating too much, we vow to stop.  Personal improvements, like going to the gym, we resolve to adopt. Now [...]The post 15 PR Resolutions for 2015 appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • How to be Sure Your Press Releases Follow AP Style

    William Comcowich
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:57 am
    Practically all news publications, both print and online outlets, follow the AP Stylebook. If you don’t follow AP style, reporters and editors will hold your press releases in disdain and may be less likely to publish them. If you do follow the style, you’ll win their appreciation. The style book is updated every year – [...]The post How to be Sure Your Press Releases Follow AP Style appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • How to Create Evergreen Content

    William Comcowich
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:13 am
    Today, content in the online editions of newspapers, magazines and trade journals can be easily accessible for months or years – but usually isn’t. Instead, it’s relegated to the hinterlands of search results because it doesn’t possess “evergreen” qualities. Unlike so much other website content, evergreen content remains high among readers’ information needs and in [...]The post How to Create Evergreen Content appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
 
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  • A skyscraper nearly collapsed — what it means for you

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

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

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

    Greg Miliates
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. Last time, I shared a technique to see whether your market niche is profitable: how you can see if your prospects are both able AND willing to pay for your services (without even contacting them). Today, I’m going to shift gears a bit to talk about WHY you aren’t getting the kind of results you want. But first, I want to share a famous quote, along with something that happened to me the other day. Here’s the quote: “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with…
  • Cracking the code to getting clients, plus a heartbreaking story

    Greg Miliates
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. In my last post, I gave you the next step in cracking the code to getting clients: ensuring that your prospects are both able AND willing to pay for your services. Today, I’ll go even further, and show you exact steps you can take to find those things out, BEFORE you even reach out to prospects. The idea for qualifying prospects as both able and willing came out of a job I had years back when I worked as a caseworker for foster children in Chicago. This was in the 1990’s at the height of the…
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  • Do Givers Really Gain? BNI & Amit Kapoor’s Story

    DR AMIT NAGPAL
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:41 am
    BNI Gurgaon region was recently ranked No 1 region in the world (out of 635 regions across 55 countries), which is an incredible achievement for sure. Let’s look at one story, which demonstrates the power of giving and the generosity of BNI members in giving referrals to each other. Surely there is something more than networking which happens here.In my childhood, my grandfather would make me wonder, "Does abundance create generosity or generosity creates abundance?" I found my answer and the story of Amit Kapoor reminds me of those days and certainly validates my beliefs. Generosity…
  • Raman Malhotra and Bellwether Talent Solutions- A Trendsetter's Story

    DR AMIT NAGPAL
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:39 am
    Making Indian recruitment process at par with the bestAnd one fine dayOne fine day destiny took Raman to Singapore for few years and it gave him exposure to the international best practices in the corporate world. Heading  the Finance Function meant he was closely involved in the recruitment of employees for his Department. He also worked very closely with the HR Head to get insights into how recruitment was being done in the other departments.Back in India, he saw round pegs in square holes everywhereAfter working in Singapore, when he came back to India in 2008, he realized there was…
  • From Teaching to Legal Practice- Kiran Ashri’s Story of Passion & Purpose

    DR AMIT NAGPAL
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:13 am
    Kiran Ashri was born on 5th September at Kurukshetra in Haryana, the land of Mahabharata (an epic story of war between cousins / family).  It is an irony of destiny that she now helps warring couples & families settle their disputes amicably and helps them end the Mahabharata. True to her date of birth, she has been in the profession of teaching for a long part of her career. Teaching and educational administration has helped her practice certain skills like public speaking, research and human psychology and behavior, which have contributed to her success as a lawyer.Kiran…
  • 360logica and Rohit Singh-An Amazing Story of Mega Success

    DR AMIT NAGPAL
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:52 am
    (From left to right-Rohit Singh and Alex Vieux, CEO, Red Herring)Dr Amit- Rohit, I have been watching 360logica grow at a rocket speed for quite some time and want to share your inspiring story and the secrets behind your astounding success, with our readers.(Interview)Dr Amit- Why did you choose software ‘testing’ as a profession?Rohit-In my case I accidentally discovered my passion for software testing. I am an Electronics & Communication Engineer and was looking for opportunity in C/C++ in Embedded system companies. I got opportunity to start as a software QA trainee and in…
  • "Inner or Outer Villains, You are still "The Hero" of the Story" and Other Mini-Stories

    DR AMIT NAGPAL
    29 Nov 2014 | 12:51 am
    Mini Stories on Wisdom and LifeA Note-Stories that touch the soul of your soulThe paradox is, the more emotionless a society becomes, the more emotion its creative output carries. After all, what we are missing in real life, we begin to search in our films, our songs, our stories, our art.....Looking forward to touch you deeper with our stories, stories that make you dance, laugh and cry, stories that release your emotional blocks, stories that carry high energy, be it inspirational romance or spiritual stories, be it imagination gone wild or be it utopia right in front of you. Stories that…
 
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  • Dark pools don't deserve shady reputation

    James Brugler, Ph.D Student, Faculty of Economics at University of Cambridge
    21 Dec 2014 | 10:50 am
    Trading in the dark doesn't deserve the bad rap it gets. Arne Dedert/AAPDark pools are growing in popularity and now account for more than 15% of total trading in some stock markets. But despite such trading being blamed by some commentators for everything from market instability to a decline in market liquidity, new research shows dark pools may not be as menacing as first thought. Dark pools are alternative trading venues that do not communicate the trading interest of individual traders to the rest of the market prior to a trade. Ten years ago, someone looking to buy 100 Vodafone…
  • 2014 was a bad year for Bitcoin and 2015 is unlikely to be much better

    David Glance, Director of UWA Centre for Software Practice at University of Western Australia
    21 Dec 2014 | 5:44 am
    What is Bitcoin was Google’s 4th most frequent “What is…” search in 2014. This is possibly not surprising since it still has economists, policy makers, the finance industry and the general public trying to make sense of what role, if any, it has in any future digital economy. It is also not surprising because in 2014, Bitcoin was frequently in the news, but for all the wrong reasons. In 2014, Bitcoin was declared one of the worst performing assets of any kind. It has fallen almost 66% in value from its high point in early 2014. That is worse than the fall in oil prices, the Russian…
  • ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index, November 2014

    Axel Bruns, Professor, Creative Industries at Queensland University of Technology
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:32 pm
    With the drama and excitements of the Melbourne Cup and G20 summit receding into memory, and the current trials and tribulations of the federal government taking centre-stage once again, it’s time to update our Australian Twitter News Index (ATNIX) for the month of November. Sadly, scheduled server maintenance has meant that we’ve missed out on news sharing data for the final week of November, so this update will cover only the period until the 24th – but it provides some useful insights and a handful of surprises nonetheless (as always, click to enlarge the graphs below). First,…
  • Australia needs more than dense housing arguments

    Bill Randolph, Director, City Futures - Faculty Leadership, City Futures Research Centre, Urban Analytics and City Data, Infrastructure in the Built Environment at UNSW Australia
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Higher density housing is being presented as the latest solution for affordable housing, but a more robust policy is required. trevor.patt/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SAEx-NSW Premier Nick Greiner has proposed that land value embedded in public housing estates be recycled to generate new social housing - by redeveloping the estates into higher density living. Greiner claims by using uplift in land values it won’t cost the government a cent. A similar argument was made recently at the UrbanGrowth NSW Summit on Sydney’s Bays Precinct renewal project. Have we finally found the Holy Grail for affordable…
  • Without revenue, Australia can only have half a budget debate

    Max Corden, Professorial Fellow in the Department of Economics at University of Melbourne
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:48 am
    In the dark? Ignoring revenue has stymied Australia's budget debate. ShutterstockThe missing element in this week’s mid-year economic and fiscal outlook, and more broadly, in current government policy, stares Australians in the face. Revenue needs to be increased. Increasing taxes, reducing tax concessions and eliminating loopholes are all options, which I and other commentators have argued for. For example, journalist Peter Martin has shown that if compulsory superannuation contributions were taxed as income, i.e. like wages (rather than being taxed at a concessional rate) there would…
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  • Some last-minute books for your Christmas list

    Susan Feehan
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    IT wouldn’t be Christmas without a last-minute list or two. And here’s one for all of us with a resolution to improve our writing skills in the New Year — ahem, hand up at the back, as this includes you too. Get used to knowing where to find answers when you’re stuck. And no one […] The post Some last-minute books for your Christmas list appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • Can being busy in business cause health problems?

    Rebecca Jones
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Last week I had a horrid cold, which is typical as I had an interview to do for the BBC and some speaking engagements as well as guest lecturing. But some of the people I had mentored and supported in business that week had far more than a cold to deal with and so it […] The post Can being busy in business cause health problems? appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • The Nose Knows: Taking the Pill Can Cause Cheating

    Russ King
    14 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    The post The Nose Knows: Taking the Pill Can Cause Cheating appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • New Year’s Resolutions!

    Amy Havok
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    I know that we haven’t even had Christmas yet, but I’m already beginning to think about the New Year, and also my New Year’s Resolutions. Every year I make them, and every year I end up failing at them – sometimes I’ll stick to them for a while, but sometimes I’ll fail within the first […] The post New Year’s Resolutions! appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • 10 Christmas books and a #free gift!

    Sarupa Shah
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Christmas is when people buy for others. I know that. Many like to sneak a present or two in for them and to honour and encourage that I have complied a list of books you may like to get yourself. Each book has been recommended by someone…and you know as well as I do a […] The post 10 Christmas books and a #free gift! appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
 
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    Theme Park Post

  • Florida Attractions Association offering online ticketing with Reserve Direct

    F Depraetere
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:44 am
    (Attractions News) The Florida Attractions Association, the professional industry association for Florida’s family attractions, has partnered with Reserve Direct to provide online ticket sales to its attractions on their redesigned travel website, www.floridaattractions.com. Using Reserve Direct’s white-label service, travelers can now purchase tickets to their favorite Florida attractions directly from this user-friendly website, which has […]
  • Las Vegas sees new tourism record with over 40m visitors

    F Depraetere
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:39 am
    (Attractions News) Las Vegas reached a new milestone, exceeding 40 million visitors for the first time. The tourism industry in Southern Nevada continues to expand, achieving ten consecutive months of visitor volume increases, with many of those months being the best on record. The “Entertainment Capital of the World” has surpassed its record for annual […]
  • SeaWorld Entertainment announces David D’Alessandro as Interim CEO

    F Depraetere
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:27 pm
    (Theme Park News) SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) announced that, effective January 15, 2015, Chairman David F. D’Alessandro will serve as the Company’s interim CEO until the Board of Directors selects a permanent successor to current CEO and President, Jim Atchison, who will become Vice Chairman of the Board. D’Alessandro, who has been Chairman of […]
  • Carowinds tops off giga coaster

    F Depraetere
    7 Dec 2014 | 2:04 pm
    (Theme Park News) Carowinds construction crews Thursday installed the final piece of the 325-foot lift hill on the new Fury 325 – the world’s tallest and fastest giga coaster. After finishing work on the hill, which stands 20-feet taller than the Statue of Liberty, construction workers placed a Christmas tree at the peak, with the […]
  • Hello Kitty theme park opens in China

    F Depraetere
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:43 pm
    (Theme Park News) Hello Kitty Park officially opened near Shanhai in China last week. The park, which saw an investment of €260m opened on the 40th birthday of the famous cat. Set in the hills of Anji in China, the 9.5-hectare Hello Kitty Park is said to “celebrate and enliven the beauty of [the region’s] […]
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  • Simply Stated Season of Rest

    Cathy Miller
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:08 am
    My office is decked out. ‘Tis the season for rest. Or so I thought. My business writing services are going strong. The end of 2014 has been the busiest in the history of my company. And for that, I am very grateful. So I have decided to give a year-end rest to my Simply Stated Business blog and my health care blog, Simply Stated Health Care. I’ll be back in 2015 to share more Free Stuff and posts I hope you find helpful. I wish you and your loved ones much happiness, good health, and continued success through the holiday season and in the New Year. Thank you. Helping you Keep it…
  • Knock Off These 10 Quick-Hit Business Tasks

    Cathy Miller
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Do you feel like your business tasks grow at the end of each year? From personal tasks like holiday shopping to business planning for the New Year, ’tis the season to be busy. Even if your business slows down for the holidays, there is plenty to do. In the interest of keeping it simple, the following are 10 quick-hit business tasks you can knock off your list. Quick-Hit Business Tasks We all have them. A list of tasks we need to do but seem to put off. The next time you find yourself on terminal hold with customer service −or waiting for clients to return from vacation − knock…
  • Simple Tips for Holiday Marketing

    Cathy Miller
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:27 am
    Retailers wish for an even longer holiday season. Perhaps you do, too. However, for many of us, the end of each year signals a slowdown in business. Clients shut down for the holidays Family gatherings take center stage Vacation time becomes prevalent What a perfect opportunity for sharing your holiday cheer. Holiday Marketing The following are a few tips for decking the halls with holiday business marketing. 1. Send holiday greetings Dress up your business communication with a holiday theme Send paper greeting cards customized with your logo Make personal connections by calling or inviting…
  • Simply Thanks

    Cathy Miller
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    When this posts, my teammates and I will be enjoying LaCosta Spa & Resort. That’s our gift to ourselves after completing another 3-Day, 60-Mile Walk for the Cure. As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week in the United States, I’d like to thank my clients, readers, fellow writers, friends and family. Social media is one of our modern marvels that makes friends of those we’ve never met. And helps us meet the newest family members – at least digitally, if not figuratively. Thank you all for your support. I wish you many blessings and a safe holiday season. Helping you…
  • Simply Stated Business Walking

    Cathy Miller
    17 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    No, I’m not walking away from Simply Stated Business. But let’s see if that rumor gets started. As mentioned in the post, 60 Business Blog Ideas for 60 Miles, I am strapping on my walking sandals and walking another 60 miles in 3 days with my teammates. We are doing our best to help find a cure for cancer. So I am taking a break from a post this week. Wish us sunny skies (almost a given in San Diego) and blister-free miles. Thank you for dropping by. The post Simply Stated Business Walking appeared first on Simply stated business.
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  • An ‘App’ Approach Enables Businesses To Cope With The Complexity Of Corporate IT

    Maurizio Canton
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    I don’t think anyone would argue with the observation that IT has grown in both scale and complexity over the years, and done so very quickly. At the same time, over the last decade we have seen an increase in smart devices and mobility that enables everyone’s ability to access technology and data. In the enterprise, … Continued
  • Managing The User Experience And The Perception Of Downtime

    Roger Holder
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    IT is not a luxury – it’s a key enabler for almost every business activity. Just as you expect water to come out of the tap when you turn it on, you expect your corporate IT systems to perform properly every time you log on. However, every corporate IT system will experience performance issues at … Continued
  • 2015 Trend Of The Year: The New Data Velocity Spectrum

    Brian Gentile
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:34 am
    There is more data available today than ever to put to work driving sales, saving costs, creating loyal customers or greater efficiency – in short, building more value. To put more data to work, an organisation needs a plan. This plan should be based on deep knowledge of the needed business uses of the data. … Continued
  • The Cloud In 2015: Rising High, But Firmly Tethered To The Ground

    Len Padilla
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:20 am
    It’s been a fascinating 2014 for the cloud. Some very niche technologies are hitting the mainstream, while the debate over data protection and governance clearly isn’t going away any time soon. So, I predict the cloud will rise high in 2015 – but how (and where) it is tethered to the ground will matter more than … Continued
  • Effective Employee Engagement Greatly Improves Business Performance

    Marije Gould
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:09 am
    It is widely recognised that modern day consumers are more demanding and digitally savvy than ever before, representing a major ongoing challenge for the organisations that are trying to keep them satisfied and engaged. However, successful organisations know that customers are not the only audience that need to be kept engaged if long term prosperity … Continued
 
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    EpicLaunch

  • Invoice Financing Explained 

    EpicLaunch
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:59 am
    Invoice financing is an often ignored or misunderstood way for companies to expand and grow. An asset-based working capital solution, it is where third parties agree to purchase unpaid invoices for a fee, allowing enterprises in need of hard capital to get an advance on the money they’re owed by customers. The parties who purchase these outstanding debts are known as invoice financiers ranging from well-known high street banks to more bespoke, independent lenders. To get the full range of offers from the best lenders in the invoice finance market, you may want to speak to a broker such as…
  • 5 Ways that Test Management Can Save Your Business Money

    EpicLaunch
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Business operations do not have to be overly confusing for managers and employees looking to improve operational efficiency. By implementing test management software throughout your company, it is easy to ensure that your processes are not only streamlined but are also of the highest quality. Deploying this type of software helps developers resolve issues easily and early on so that that risk of costly errors is almost eliminated. In addition, the real-time updates that test management software provides can also allow employees to troubleshoot errors as they arise and not after they have…
  • A Graphic Design Bidding Site that Actually Takes Care of its Designers

    EpicLaunch
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Usually the thing that businesses are most concerned with is their customers. To them, employees and especially independent contractors are less of a priority than the people actually spending money on their services. Want an example? Ask yourself this: does Uber care more about its drivers, or its passengers? The answer should be obvious, and it’s heartbreaking for the individuals who helped build the brand. That’s why it’s such a breath of fresh air to see a company willing to prioritize its freelancers as highly as its consumers. Crowdsite.com is a platform where users can hold…
  • Should Your Business Be More Digital

    EpicLaunch
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:14 am
    The digital age is among us and we aren’t going back. If your business is still stuck in the analog age you’re limiting your company. Here’s three benefits of going digital. Collaboration When your business becomes more digital it makes it much easier for employees to collaborate on projects. Consider using cloud storage plans like Microsoft’s OneDrive service. Microsoft offers the first 15GB of storage for free, but businesses can further expand this for low-priced monthly fees. Business users can currently take advantage of to 1TB of data (that’s 1,000GB) for just £5.99 p/m and…
  • 5 Tips for Transforming Your Lawyer Bio into a Strong Marketing Tool

    EpicLaunch
    13 Dec 2014 | 3:57 am
    What does your bio say about you? If you’re like most lawyers, not much. While you may be one of the best lawyers in your niche, your clients don’t know it because your bio either does too much bragging or it says nothing substantial about you and your accomplishments. Clients Don’t Care Where You Attended Schools Don’t bother putting where you went to law school down in your bio. Does that sound crazy? OK, you can throw it in there, but put it in an inconspicuous place. Seriously, if someone really wants to know, they’ll find the information. But, clients seriously don’t care.
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    Stock Prices Today » Stock News

  • Bonds Weaken as Stocks Rebound Today

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

    Pete Southern
    17 Nov 2014 | 7:44 am
    Wall Street was set to open in the red on Monday morning, after four weeks of consecutive gains, in a climate of concern about the Japanese economy. After about thirty minutes of opening, future contracts on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 show losses of around 0.2%. Japan fell into technical recession in the third quarter, with GDP contr Read more ...
  • Dow Jones Holds Firm Despite Holiday

    Pete Southern
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:12 am
    An extremly low amount of volatility for once, which fits with the context. Many operators were absent due to ‘Veteran’s Day’. If Wall Street was open, the bond markets were closed Tuesday, greatly limiting arbitrage opportunities. But the holiday done nothing to stop the continually rising US indices with algorithmic pr Read more ...
  • Caution on a Busy Week For Reporting

    Pete Southern
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    Investors have been taking profits after gains last Friday, caution is dominant before a busy week and at the failure of several Italian banks succumbing to stress tests. After two and a half hours of trading, the Dow had gained 0.2% to 16,777 points and the S&P500 0.4% to 1,957 points. Stress tests of the EU banking sector showed th Read more ...
  • Looking Grim For Stocks On Import Price Data

    Pete Southern
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Wall Street opened in the red Friday after its heaviest decline in eight months, facing a bearish bias that now seems firmly established. By late morning, the Dow managed to hang balanced, but the Nasdaq was still sinking further into negative territory. In macroeconomic terms, the publication of import prices in the United States in decl Read more ...
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    Citeman Network

  • How to turn around Late-Reporting to office?

    Nabomita Mazumdar
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:27 am
    “My employees don’t report on time. They are habitually late . How do I change this ? What are the measures that can be implemented ? “ Discipline is essential , however how you implement it , is your choice. You have an option to introduce rules with degrees of punishment as applicable. Penalties are [...]
  • Exit Formalities : When your employer is not ready to relieve you from your services!

    Nabomita Mazumdar
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:51 pm
    “I have resigned from my services. My manager accepted it and sent it to the HR Team. Now my HR Manager is asking me to find a candidate who will work on my role. They want me to complete the knowledge transfer before I leave, or else they won’t release me. I have to join the [...]
  • How to survive when your role is soon to be eliminated ?

    Nabomita Mazumdar
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:53 pm
    “I joined this firm nine months back. It initially had four units. Eventually each units have been closing down and employees shifted to the unit which is still functional. My bosses are mentally harassing us everyday , saying our roles can be soon eliminated. I worked with a good brand before joining this firm. Its [...]
  • What happens when an Open-Door meeting goes wrong?

    Nabomita Mazumdar
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:24 am
    “I was a top performer till I used the Open-Door. Things went nasty, so I had to resign. My managers didn’t accept my resignation and I was unethically pushed to sign Performance Development Plan. This was done to cover-up my resignation. I was then fired for non-performance. This have affected my career and my dignity. [...]
  • An Year-End-Review

    Nabomita Mazumdar
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:01 pm
    “My Manager has asked me to submit a write up about whatever good I have done at work this year related to the business. He asked me to write all the initiatives I have taken for me and for the organisation.” An year-end-review is the best way to bid adieu to an annual year. In our small [...]
 
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    Zylun

  • December Client Spotlight: Advice Media

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Advice Media has been one of Zylun’s fastest growing clients over the last couple years.  They truly care about their employees in both the US and Philippines and it shows in the great work they produce on a consistent basis for their clients. Advice Media is a leader in online digital marketing. Their team consists of designers, developers, programmers, writers, editors, search engine visibility specialists, digital marketing experts and support personnel working together to deliver and strengthen their client’s brands and maximize exposure. They use leading research,…
  • Zylun Named to 2014 UV50 Fastest Growing Companies

    admin
    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

    admin
    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

    admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    Feature image courtesy of 401kcalculator.org 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

    admin
    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…
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    Joanne Dewberry

  • Banish Meeting Boredom

    Joanne Dewberry
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:03 am
    As I work from home mostly by myself around the children, if I am attending a meeting I normally have a set goal and list of things to cover before I turn up. My time is still so limited with Olive’s sessions at pre-school that I have to be quite regimented. But for those where […] The post Banish Meeting Boredom appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • 6 simple solutions to increase your Instagram followers.

    Joanne Dewberry
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:14 am
    With a reported 300M users, Instagram is now bigger than Twitter and yet many small business owners aren’t actively using it to engage with their following or potential customers. Her are my 6 simple solutions to increase your following. On my #business #blog today #socialmedia #marketing A photo posted by Joanne Dewberry (@charliemoos) on Dec […] The post 6 simple solutions to increase your Instagram followers. appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Get to know the power of the Cloud: Understanding remote storage

    Joanne Dewberry
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:06 am
    The internet has made many things possible: you can now keep in touch with friends and family across the world, reach a larger target audience with your business and even get your shopping delivered directly to your door. Within the business world it has helped to boost efficiency, customer relations and productivity. One of the […] The post Get to know the power of the Cloud: Understanding remote storage appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Aldermore SME SuperHero

    Joanne Dewberry
    8 Dec 2014 | 3:06 am
    I’ve been called a few things in my time but never a SuperHero!  On Friday I had a lovely tweet from Aldermore.co.uk telling me just that! I had been named one of their “Top 10 SME superheroes of 2014” I’ve even got my own SuperHero Card with all the crucial stats! Aldermore said about me:- […] The post Aldermore SME SuperHero appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Best Hobby to Business Support | Runner Up 2014

    Joanne Dewberry
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:53 am
    A few weeks ago my mum and I took a trip to London to the What’s on 4 Me Awards at Earls Court. The event was held among the hustle bustle of the Ideal Home Show. (Which was really odd!) We had a wonder around a bit of the Ideal Home Show grabbed a goody […] The post Best Hobby to Business Support | Runner Up 2014 appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
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    SunGard Availability Services UK / Blog

  • How Enterprise IT will Navigate the IT Minefield… Part 1

    Keith Tilley
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    The IT landscape is becoming even more complex. It seems every year businesses are confronted with even more issues and potential pitfalls that they need to navigate around – not only to remain competitive, but to avoid the loss of reputation and customer trust. Upcoming legislation like the EU Data Protection directive will mean even more  pressure to secure mission critical data, and CIOs need to ensure they are doing everything in their power to protect customer information. The story is the same in the public sector: with ministers under increased scrutiny thanks to the 2015…
  • Season’s Greetings

    Sungard Availability Services UK
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:35 am
    Help for the homeless at Christmas and beyond Sungard Availability Services is taking part in the Crisis Christmas campaign for the seventh consecutive year, supporting the charity’s vital work helping single homeless people nationwide. In 2014, Crisis again expects to welcome over 4,000 homeless people into its Christmas Centres across the UK.  The centres provide advice and company at what can be a very lonely time of year, a hot meal, medical help, dentistry, chiropody, eyecare and haircare.  Almost 10,000 more people will come to Crisis throughout the year to learn, find…
  • CRM Provider Relies on Sungard Availability Services to Keep its Customers Connected

    Sungard Availability Services UK
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:29 am
    When fast-growing CRM system provider All n One needed a technology partner it could trust to manage its IT infrastructure and give impartial consultancy advice, it turned to Sungard AS.  With numerous customers, including Fexco, Ladbrokes, Mars and Meteoreircom relying on All n One’s customer lifecycle management tool, Business Express (BeX), to underpin their day-to-day operations, All n One has zero tolerance for downtime. In turn, they depend on Sungard AS to ensure high availability of its hybrid IT environment around the clock. It contracts Sungard AS’s Enterprise…
  • Technology is Key says HR Department – But Close Collaboration with IT Department Still a Rarity

    Sungard Availability Services UK
    2 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Despite recognising their value, only 12 per cent of  HR professionals admit to working closely with the CIO,  according to research by Sungard Availability Services Research sponsored by Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, has revealed that HR professionals would like a closer working relationship with the CIO in order to benefit from their ideas, insights and technical skills. The findings show that 63 per cent of HR leaders believe a closer alignment with the CIO will be vital…
  • IT is Vital to Core HR Services, But Close Collaboration with IT Still A Rarity

    Sungard Availability Services UK
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Despite recognising their value, only 12 per cent of  UK HR professionals admit to working closely with the CIO, according to research by Sungard Availability Services Research sponsored by Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, has revealed that while almost two thirds (63 percent) of UK HR leaders believe a closer alignment with the CIO will be vital in realising their department’s ideas, only 12 per cent currently work very closely with their CIO. The findings show that 97…
 
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    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies

  • Confessions of a reformed label Wh@re…

    Jeff Paro
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter November 25th, 2013 San Diego, Ca Brisk 65 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear 10X Business Builder, I have a confession to make:  I’m a label wh@re. Actually, I used to be one.  But, probably not the definition or the type that comes to mind. The colloquial version of a label wh@re, is someone that won’t purchase a product that doesn’t have a prestigious brand attached to it.  We all know someone that fits this description. But that’s not the type of label I’m referring to. I’m referring to another…
  • [Video Series] “7 Ways to Transform Pause into Influence Part 4″

    Roberto Monaco
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter October 21st, 2014 San Diego, Ca Overcast 70 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear 10X Business Builder, “Where am I? I am lost!” That is what I told myself during his presentation. Last month I was participating in a convention and I was listening to one of the keynote speakers. I had already spoken and it was time for me to enjoy a lecture, learn a few things and relax. He was approximately 20 minutes into his message and I was trying to enjoy as much as I could about his message. I had jotted down a few pages…
  • [Video Series] “7 Ways to Transform Pause into Influence Part 3″

    Roberto Monaco
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:39 am
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter October 16th, 2014 San Diego, Ca Hot 80 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear 10X Business Builder, Your audience will remember what you want them to remember You may be thinking…really…is that possible? Yes, with 100% certainty I can tell you that “Your audience will remember what you want them to remember” when you combine specific communication strategies to make your content sticky and memorable. How do you do that? Before you discover how to do that, I have one more think to tell you… Not only your…
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    Naomi Simson's Blog

  • What I see for a successful 2015

    Naomi Simson
    20 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Standing out and fitting in.. all about customers I was asked by the editorial team at LinkedIn to pen what I see coming for 2015 so I have put some thoughts together to look at ideas and trends that are likely to shape 2015.  Next year is likely to be a very big year for me too – with three big new initiatives that I am working on in the new year – no guesses that one is Channel Ten’s Shark Tank and another is the launch of my book Live what you Love… but there are other exciting announcements coming down the line. 2015 will bring great advancements in the way you…
  • What is the best business idea?

    Naomi Simson
    30 Nov 2014 | 11:55 am
    Shark Tank entrepreneurs Andrew Banks, Steven Baxter, John McGrath and Janine Allis This month we have been on set shooting “Shark Tank” Australia – for Channel Ten. The team of ‘sharks’ (pictured) is reviewing people pitching his or her business ideas – as we celebrate entrepreneurship and invention there are other things I will be looking for in the business ideas that — with nurturing and investment — will become great businesses. We will see hundreds of business ideas. Not all will make it to TV. Some will paint themselves as a reluctant hero……
  • Entrepreneurship is about a deep sense of purpose

    Naomi Simson
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:25 am
    To watch the interview just click on the photo I did this interview with ABC News 24 sometime ago as part of a series produced on the economy for 2017 which aired this week. I’m happy with the outcome and have realised that there is a lot of really great information for start ups – budding entrepreneurs and those who will pitch to us at the ‘Shark Tank’ as part of Chanel Tens new show in 2015 in this interview. It is very clear that I talk about those people around us that we need to support us… especially peer to peer support like Entrepeneurs Organization. The…
  • If I’d Stayed at Apple, I’d Never Be an Entrepreneur

    Naomi Simson
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:49 am
    Apple in the early 1990s (was I really wearing red back then too) “Could have,” “would have,” and “should have” are all statements of regret, and not ones that I tend to use. I “should have” practiced more yoga and I “could have” started when I was younger, so I rarely look back. So when I was asked to write this, it gave me time to reflect and dream about what life might have been like if I had not left my job at Apple. I was a marketing manager at Apple Australia in the early 1990s (yep, last century!). I remember celebrating…
  • Consumers Rule and Innovation Is Inevitable

    Naomi Simson
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Collaborative Consumption makes so much sense Last summer for close to five weeks I traveled with the family– it’s the “big trip” for my daughter’s graduation from high school, her eighteenth and my special birthday. When she was just a tiny tot in primary school I remember saying to her in passing. “You are growing up fast – all too soon I will be taking you to Paris when you finish high school.” And here we are – already. Travel is completely different to what it was when I promised the trip. Everything is so accessible as long as you have a WiFi connection, though…
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    Midas Touch

  • Freedom and Choice in Pensions… Hopefully

    Derek Prentice
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:58 am
    By Derek Prentice In 2006 the Government of the day decided that the complicated nature of pensions was deterring people from saving for their retirement. As a result, they introduced the so-called ‘pensions simplification’, which removed several layers of convoluted legislation. According to HMRC, its aim was ‘to modernise and simplify the tax rules for pensions, increasing individual choice and flexibility, and cut industry costs by tackling the complexity and fragmentation caused by the current rules’. Unfortunately, further changes have been introduced virtually every year since…
  • Why Businesses Should Take Responsibility for Skills and Training

    Guest Blog
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    By Matt Ayres There have been mounting complaints from employers that the UK does not have enough workers with the skills they require. Meanwhile, trade unions claim that workers have become stuck in poorly paid jobs with little room to grow or develop their skills. Facing up to these problems, some of the nation’s most prominent business leaders have urged businesses to take responsibility for the skills and training of their staff, helping Britain to become more skilled. Although it is the responsibility of politicians to maintain consistent skills and training policies, business owners…
  • There are High Hopes for Regional Devolution, but What Do You Need to Know?

    Jon Dawson
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:47 am
    By Jon Dawson Chancellor George Osborne has divulged devolution measures in his Autumn statement which will have major consequences for British businesses. In June Mr Osborne spoke of a ‘Northern powerhouse’ that would address a geographic imbalance in a nation whose economic strength comes from London. A growth zone encompassing Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield would benefit from improved infrastructure, potentially including a new £7bn 125mph rail line. Devolution proposals also coming from Downing Street further revitalise how councils are run. Anticipation regarding the…
  • Creating a ‘British Mittelstand’ – Better Finance Options for Medium Sized Businesses

    Guest Blog
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:13 am
    By Stephen White Medium-sized businesses, many of which are family owned, have emerged from the recession “leaner and fitter”, according to John Cridland. His analysis came during the inaugural national summit for medium-sized businesses held in London earlier this week. The assessment came with a call for improved finance channels to ensure British businesses stay competitive with those that are currently powering the German economy. Mr Cridland, Head Of Employers’ Federation, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), emphasised that government and business need to collaborate more…
  • What Businesses Can Take from the Autumn Statement

    Mike Hayes
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:46 am
    By Mike Hayes On Wednesday 3 December, Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne presented the 2014 Autumn Statement. Laying out the key financial progressions that the current parliament has made and describing the coming challenges for 2015 and beyond, a number of the key issues outlined by Osborne will directly affect Britain’s businesses. The good news is that the changes forecast by Osborne are positive for small business owners. It is important for anyone who owns or runs an SME to understand the relevant points from the Autumn Statement, so here is a short summary of some of the…
 
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    Great Results Teambuilding

  • Team Trust is Like a Three Legged Stool

    Sean Glaze
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:48 am
    In virtually every aspect of your life, you can find examples of the importance of teamwork. But teamwork is built on team trust, and that trust is supported and established like the seat of a three legged stool – by three important supporting elements. The absence or weakness of any of the legs on a stool would cause the stool to fall – or at the least provide a much less comfortable and solid foundation for the seat. The three legged stool metaphor is similar to team trust resting on separate but equally important “legs.” And whether you acknowledge it or not, most every interaction…
  • Why Maps are Cheap and Great Tour Guides are Invaluable

    Sean Glaze
    30 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
    I went to Philadelphia last year when my daughter’s volleyball team had a tournament there. Obviously, it was an impressive and exciting opportunity to see many of our nation’s historic landmarks and personally experience and learn about those locations. When we arrived at the hotel and checked in, the concierge had maps of the city and all of the most popular tourist locations available for free. As I picked one up and looked over it, though, he mentioned that our group would probably want to take one of the bus tours and have someone guide us and share a lot of information that the map…
  • How to Solve a Common Problem on Virtual Teams

    Sean Glaze
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:52 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.
  • UConn Basketball and a Championship Lesson in Patience

    Sean Glaze
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:47 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 sanctions…
  • 28 Great Quotes to Inspire and Manage Change

    Sean Glaze
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:42 am
    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…
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    The Hiring Tips

  • Are Younger Applicants Distressing You?

    Stan Dubin
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:33 pm
    In speaking with many business owners over the years, I am able to get a good idea of what you are running into when it comes to making hiring decisions. One concern that is coming up is a particular attitude presented by "younger applicants."        
  • Hiring Tips From the Folks at Google #3

    Stan Dubin
    30 Nov 2014 | 12:45 pm
    This is the last in a three part series regarding hiring advice given by two former Google execs.        
  • Hiring Tips From the Folks at Google #2

    Stan Dubin
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:45 pm
    This is second in a series of three tips, in which we discuss hiring advice given by former Google execs.        
  • Hiring Tips from the Folks at Google #1

    Stan Dubin
    15 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Nine interesting sets of "dos" and "don'ts" when it comes to making hiring decisions!        
  • What Does Your Candidate Want to Be?

    Stan Dubin
    2 Nov 2014 | 2:33 pm
    This reminds me of the age old question asked to someone much, much younger: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Worded of course a bit differently, this type of question could be very productive in the hiring interview.        
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    CRM Software and Systems Integration | Customer Dyanmics

  • A Call Center CRM Administrator’s Guide to Microsoft Unified Service Desk

    Ryan Redmond
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:25 pm
    The latest version (version 1.01) of Unified Service Desk for Microsoft CRM that was released in September 2014 comes with several upgrades to the delight of call center CRM administrators. This guide should help you better understand and make the most of the package. What is new in version 1.01? Basically there are two new elements in version 1.01   Security – two new roles have been introduced in this new version; the USD administrator and the USD agent. The advantage here is that you no longer have to manually define these security roles. Settings – there is a new settings…
  • How Microsoft Unified Service Desk Solves Common Call Center Challenges

    Ryan Redmond
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:23 pm
    If you already use Microsoft Dynamics CRM, you should consider tying that service to Unified Service Desk for increased productivity. Unified Service desk provides a configurable framework that allows call centers to quickly build applications so that agents are able to get a 360 degrees view of customer data stored in your CRM system. The main benefit is that agents will be able to quickly access business critical information enabling them to immediately engage customers as they address issues and queries. What is user interface integration? Microsoft Unified Service borrows a lot from User…
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview

    Konrad Thiel
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:18 am
    An open to the public test of Windows 10! The preview has been available since late September but the latest build is relatively stable and worth playing with. If you are running Windows 8.1 you have the ability to create virtual computers on your PC using Hyper-V Manager. If you’re not intimidated by Hyper-V, ISO, and Virtual Hard Drives it’s well worth spinning up a Windows 10 instance to play with.  
  • CRM 2015 is coming very soon!

    Konrad Thiel
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:44 am
    Microsoft has lifted the non-disclosure agreement we were under as Preview Program Private Beta members regarding CRM 2015. Customer Dynamics has actually been testing CRM 2015 Online since August of this year so it’s a big relief to get to share what we know is coming. Our plan is to showcase the new features coming, every Tuesday for the next few months, in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 (aka Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Fall Release, aka Microsoft Dynamics CRM Vega). Here are a few features we will be talking about. If any are of particular interest please contact us or comment and we…
  • You need customer service automation (CRM) to survive in today’s environment.

    Konrad Thiel
    11 Oct 2014 | 10:03 pm
    How can a product or service provider survive today’s customer service expectations without a robust customer relationship management platform? They can’t. A customer service agent not knowing the order and issue history of an inbound contact is no longer acceptable. A contact with a substantial pending order but open issues on past orders has to be handled intelligently and efficiently. A long term client with a special service level agreement, either purchased or gifted, may also need special handling. Without a system to help the sales team and customer service agents identify…
 
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    Activate Group, Inc » Articles

  • Are You a Leader of Influence?

    Howard Shore
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:06 am
    Are You a Leader of Influence? One key lesson we focus on as parents can be applied to leadership. One focus I have with my children is who they hang-out with. I firmly believe that who they are around will influence who they will become. Well, the same thing is true for adults, both in and out of your workplace. The more senior the person is in the hierarchy, the larger their influence! The tone they set radiates throughout the organization. This is not just about motivation. When a leader does not show respect for their subordinates, it will have an influence on how others treat their peers…
  • Is Your Business Ready for 2015?

    Howard Shore
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Is Your Business Ready for 2015? As 2014 is coming to a close, it’s time to consider “what’s your next step?” Is your business ready for 2015? This is usually answered by knowing whether you achieved your plans for 2014. When I say “plans”, I am not referring to the numbers. I am talking about the plans to elevate your business strategically and operationally to new levels. Did you have business plans focused on elevating your business, and did you accomplish those initiatives? If you did, this would mean that you are now positioned to increase market share, expand your…
  • The Most Important Conversation You Should Have

    Howard Shore
    4 Dec 2014 | 10:40 am
    The Most Important Conversation You Should Have Throughout my career I have seen history repeat itself over and over again: leaders making important changes without having a conversation with their most important sources — their customers. You see, what leaders are looking for is data that supports the path they have always followed or believed to be the best strategy for their organizations, but when you look carefully you will see that what the data supports is the opposite. Things Are Always Changing What worked in business years ago does not work today. Times are changing. Customer…
  • Business Strategy and Delivering Your Value Proposition

    Howard Shore
    1 Dec 2014 | 11:11 am
    Business Strategy and Delivering Your Value Proposition As I mentioned in my previous article, “Are You Ignoring a Bad Business Strategy?,” your business strategy is a determining factor in whether your sales “will” or “will not” grow faster than your competition’s. Two key questions you need to ask annually as part of your strategic planning discussion are: 1. Does your business strategy encompass a clear value proposition that would be considered an “unusual offering” and is critical in your target client’s buying decision? 2. Are you delivering on the promises embedded…
  • Are You Ignoring a Bad Business Strategy?

    admin
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:58 am
    Are You Ignoring a Bad Business Strategy? Are you ignoring a bad business strategy? Your business strategy is a determining factor in whether your sales “will” or “will not” grow faster than your competition’s. Does your business have an “unusual offering” that is critical in the buying decision of your target customer or not? Most businesses either have an “unusual offering” that their prospects don’t know about, or they don’t have one and are not facing it. Key components to a successful business strategy and your ability to grow sales are how well you understand your…
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    Half Bridge Business Review

  • Place Permian Basin Pure-Play Concho Resources on the Watch List

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:19 am
    This article was originally published by TheStreet on November 25, 2014By Sarfaraz A. KhanNEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Concho Resources (CXO) is a rare energy stock that remains unswayed, despite more than 20% drops in benchmark West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude prices over the past three months.The Midland, Texas-based company has planned to accelerate its production growth next year from its properties in the prolific Permian Basin of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico. Concho Resources is one of the most active drillers at the Permian Basin, running 31 horizontal…
  • Bonanza Creek Energy Well-Positioned to Weather Low Oil Prices

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    This article was originally published by TheStreet on November 21, 2014. By Sarfaraz A. KhanNEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Deteriorating crude oil prices could slow down Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI) , which has been growing its oil and gas production twice as fast as the industry's average. But the company's low-cost asset base puts it in a good position to weather a tough market.Bonanza Creek increased production at an average annual rate of 84% between 2010 and 2013 and has a production growth target of almost 50% for 2014, says James Masters, investment…
  • Why Encana’s Gas-to-Oil Transition Isn't Threatened by Price Drop

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    This article was originally published by TheStreet on November 21, 2014. By Sarfaraz A. Khan. Research Asst. Omar E. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Two years ago, Encana (ECA) , which became Canada's largest gas producer by drilling wells in more than 25 different areas, said that it was going to focus on just five higher-margin oil and natural-gas-liquid-rich regions.It has continued that transition and, despite double-digit drops in crude prices over the last three months, is not slowing down.This year, the Calgary company purchased properties…
  • This Offshore Drilling Stock May Thrive Despite Falling Oil Prices

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    This article was originally published by TheStreet on November 20, 2014By Sarfaraz A. Khan. Research Asst. Daniel L. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The offshore drilling market has been struggling with overcapacity and falling crude oil prices, but Atwood Oceanics (ATW) is a rare gem that could see double-digit revenue growth.In an email to TheStreet, Mark Mey, Atwood's chief financial officer said the offshore driller is one of only two expected to grow revenue and earnings per share into 2016. Mey didn't mention the name of the other driller, but it's likely…
  • TransCanada's Future Isn't Wrecked by Defeat of Keystone XL

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:17 pm
    This article was originally published by TheStreet on November 19, 2014.By Sarfaraz A. KhanNEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The fate of TransCanada's (TRP) controversial Keystone XL pipeline is still in limbo as the U.S. Senate rejected by just one vote a bill seeking approval to begin construction. But the defeat in the Senate isn't the end of the world for Canada's second-biggest pipeline maker.The Calgary-based company has been waiting for six years for approval from U.S. policy makers on the project, which aims to ship up to 830,000 barrels of heavy oils a day produced…
 
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  • NFPT’s Annual Christmas Sale is Here!

    NFPT Team
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Looking to become a Certified Personal Trainer? Already are, but you want to broaden your scope of practice with quality education? Maybe you’re looking to fulfill some last minute Continuing Education Credits? Or perhaps you know a personal trainer who is need of a gift this Christmas that will truly benefit them and their career? Whatever the case may be, everyone likes a sale! And from now until the beginning of January, NFPT is giving all CPT Certification Packages, CE Courses and Specialty Courses for 30% OFF! Act now to take advantage of this amazing deal! The post NFPT’s…
  • Fitting Exercise into the Workday

    NFPT Staff Writer
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Many people have long workdays – in many instances bookended by long commutes – making it a challenge to devote time just to exercising on some days. Fortunately, it’s possible to incorporate some physical activity into each day of the week, even as part of a person’s regular schedule at work. The National Institute on Aging suggests the following easy tips:1 Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Take a walk with co-workers during the lunch break. An exercise partner can help stick with a plan to be more active. Instead of sending an e-mail, walk down the hall and talk with a…
  • Exercising Outdoors in Cold Weather

    NFPT Staff Writer
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Cold weather doesn’t have to put the chill on your outdoor exercise plans this season. Sure, cooler temperatures and shorter daylight hours can sometimes dampen one’s enthusiasm to venture into the great outdoors this season, but they don’t necessarily have to put a stop to it. Staying active during the winter is a great way to keep away the winter blues and combat cabin fever at the same time. Just ask winter sports enthusiasts who can’t wait for the mercury to drop this season! Even if participating in winter sports isn’t your cup of (hot) tea, it should be more than…
  • Teaching your Personal Training Clients to Breathe Properly

    NFPT Staff Writer
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Breathing. It’s something we all do, even though we rarely stop to think about it. In resistance exercise as in other forms of physical exertion, learning to breathe properly can make a tremendous difference in performance. The average person takes about 12,000 breaths every day. How many of those do we stop to ponder? Yet, proper breathing is a fundamental part of proper exercise form and patterns of inhalation and exhalation are well worth our attention. Learning to breathe properly during exercise can prevent dizziness during physical activity, enhance athletic performance and make for a…
  • Try the Sty: Adding Mud to your Workout

    GuestAuthor
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Ever heard the expression “happy as a pig in mud?” Mud adds delirium to everyone’s life – from this little piggy to that healthy human. Plus, it’s the perfect addition to any fitness regimen. Mix It Up Adventure race training that incorporates both mud and obstacles is a challenge like no other. These types of races aren’t just about speed. They’re about endurance, comradery and fun. For those who want to kick up their workout, it’s a sport that just can’t be beat. For those with a competitive streak, there is a method to mud’s madness. It’s all about an intoxicating…
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    Custom Toll Free® Blog

  • The Countdown Begins: Vanity Number Free Trial Until Feb. 2015

    Vanity Numbers
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:38 pm
    The countdown to the end of the year begins. In less than two weeks, 2015 will be here. Are you still scrambling to make year-end numbers or to try and firm up 2015 business? Good news! Cross them both off your “naughty and nice” list with a free toll free vanity number.   Give your business the holiday gift of more calls starting now and in 2015   Custom Toll Free is offering a final free trial offer for 2014. Sign up, and you’ll get your toll free number free until February 2015. Toll free numbers are proven assets to any business marketing strategy. They can…
  • Toll Free Trends: Ring in the New Year with a Toll Free Number

    Vanity Numbers
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:05 am
    The time of year has arrived when we make our annual declarations on how we plan to improve our lives for the new year. You might plan to lose weight, exercise more, and cut down on sweets, but what have you planned for your small business? Have you taken the time to devise ways to attract new customers and get your loyal patrons to visit your store more often? Well, you can have your cake and eat it too when you ring in the new year with a toll free number. Toll Free Benefits You might think, "Hey, I can't afford another marketing gimmick." Toll free numbers are not gimmicks.
  • What Entrepreneurs Are Thankful for This Year

    Vanity Numbers
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:04 am
    Entrepreneurs lead whirlwind lives, from juggling creative ideas to help the business stand out to multitasking and performing the daily balancing act like a magician. The non-stop buzz of running a small business often forces us to take our professional lives for granted. However, every once in a while it’s important to stop and remember what we are thankful for, especially during the holiday season. Here are some things that entrepreneurs are thankful for this year. Your Team read more
  • How to Future-Proof Your Toll Free Number

    Vanity Numbers
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:06 am
    We live in a competitive digital age today. It’s all about how quickly we can achieve data. Therefore, most small business owners know that acquiring a toll free number is a smart business planning tactic. However, the effort goes beyond merely acquiring a toll free number. It’s also about choosing a number that possesses staying power. In other words, it’s important to future-proof your toll free number. You cannot afford to list a toll free number that no longer has relevancy. You need to create a toll free small business number for the ages. Start with the Name read more
  • Create a Direct Connection between a Toll Free Number and Social Media

    Vanity Numbers
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:54 am
    Small business communication today involves overseeing various mediums and channels. You have a small business website that forms the cornerstone of your online marketing program, at least several social media platforms to promote special offers, deals, and sales and connect with customers, and maybe even a toll free number dedicated to handling customer service inquiries. While you’ve managed to stay on top of each communication channel, there’s just one problem with your new small business communication paradigm: You have failed to create a direct connection between a toll free…
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    Half Bridge Business Review

  • Place Permian Basin Pure-Play Concho Resources on the Watch List

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:19 am
    This article was originally published by TheStreet on November 25, 2014By Sarfaraz A. KhanNEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Concho Resources (CXO) is a rare energy stock that remains unswayed, despite more than 20% drops in benchmark West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude prices over the past three months.The Midland, Texas-based company has planned to accelerate its production growth next year from its properties in the prolific Permian Basin of West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico. Concho Resources is one of the most active drillers at the Permian Basin, running 31 horizontal…
  • Bonanza Creek Energy Well-Positioned to Weather Low Oil Prices

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    This article was originally published by TheStreet on November 21, 2014. By Sarfaraz A. KhanNEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Deteriorating crude oil prices could slow down Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI) , which has been growing its oil and gas production twice as fast as the industry's average. But the company's low-cost asset base puts it in a good position to weather a tough market.Bonanza Creek increased production at an average annual rate of 84% between 2010 and 2013 and has a production growth target of almost 50% for 2014, says James Masters, investment…
  • Why Encana’s Gas-to-Oil Transition Isn't Threatened by Price Drop

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    This article was originally published by TheStreet on November 21, 2014. By Sarfaraz A. Khan. Research Asst. Omar E. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Two years ago, Encana (ECA) , which became Canada's largest gas producer by drilling wells in more than 25 different areas, said that it was going to focus on just five higher-margin oil and natural-gas-liquid-rich regions.It has continued that transition and, despite double-digit drops in crude prices over the last three months, is not slowing down.This year, the Calgary company purchased properties…
  • This Offshore Drilling Stock May Thrive Despite Falling Oil Prices

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    This article was originally published by TheStreet on November 20, 2014By Sarfaraz A. Khan. Research Asst. Daniel L. NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The offshore drilling market has been struggling with overcapacity and falling crude oil prices, but Atwood Oceanics (ATW) is a rare gem that could see double-digit revenue growth.In an email to TheStreet, Mark Mey, Atwood's chief financial officer said the offshore driller is one of only two expected to grow revenue and earnings per share into 2016. Mey didn't mention the name of the other driller, but it's likely…
  • TransCanada's Future Isn't Wrecked by Defeat of Keystone XL

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:17 pm
    This article was originally published by TheStreet on November 19, 2014.By Sarfaraz A. KhanNEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The fate of TransCanada's (TRP) controversial Keystone XL pipeline is still in limbo as the U.S. Senate rejected by just one vote a bill seeking approval to begin construction. But the defeat in the Senate isn't the end of the world for Canada's second-biggest pipeline maker.The Calgary-based company has been waiting for six years for approval from U.S. policy makers on the project, which aims to ship up to 830,000 barrels of heavy oils a day produced…
 
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    Smart Business Revolution

  • David Shapiro of Cartelligent | A Better Car-Buying Experience

    John Corcoran
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    Have you ever bought a car and had a horrible car buying experience? You know: bad sales person, pushy general managers, high-pressure sales tactics? Yes? Me too. This interview is for you. David Shapiro is the founder of Cartelligent. It’s a company that helps car buyers to have a more pleasant car buying experience. Cartelligent serves as a go-between locating, negotiating and ultimately delivering the car of your choice – so that you never have to set foot in a car dealership. I’ve been a customer of Cartelligent – before I ever met David. I had a great experience and thought it…
  • How to Make Introductions in 20 Seconds Using Contactually

    John Corcoran
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:11 pm
    One of the best things I’ve committed myself to doing in the past year is more introductions.  I make, on average, about 20-30 introductions per month. Now, it doesn’t have to take a ton of time to do all of these intros. And you don’t have to be a selfless saint to do introductions. Far from it. In fact, the reason you should start doing introductions is selfish: because if you want to get introduced to more amazing and interesting people (which will in turn grow your income), then you need to start introducing others. Ever since I started making introductions, more people…
  • Jayson Gaignard of Mastermind Talks | From High School Dropout to 7-Figure Business

    John Corcoran
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:51 pm
    Imagine going from a high school dropout to running a $6-7 million per year business… then letting that business fail because it doesn’t inspire you. My guest on this episode, Jayson Gaignard, can tell you what that’s like. About two years ago, Jayson hit rock bottom. His previously thriving business was failing, he was 70 lbs overweight, he had a quarter of a million in personal debt, and he was very, very depressed. In the midst of that depression he launched a completely unknown brand-new conference called Mastermind Talks by spending another $80,000 (on top of the $250K…
  • Networking and Personal Branding for Generation Y – with Dan Schawbel

    John Corcoran
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:14 pm
    Do you ever feel like you struggle to get ahead at work? Have you watched your less-talented co-workers get promoted or get plum assignments ahead of you? Do you ever feel like it might be because you aren’t good enough at promoting yourself? If any of these ring true for you, then Dan Schawbel has the answers for you. He is the NY Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success. He’s also the managing partner of Millennial Branding, a Generation Y research and consulting firm, and an expert in personal branding. And here is lesson #1…
  • How to Build a Business, One Guest Post At a Time – with Danny Iny of Firepole Marketing

    John Corcoran
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:11 pm
    Danny Iny rocketed from out of nowhere in 2011. At the time, he was a marketing consultant serving primarily local businesses in the Montreal area, near his home. He had recently suffered a major business collapse and was left with $250,000 in personal debt. He was looking for a way to pay off that debt and build his new marketing consulting business when he discovered guest blogging. Danny soon figured out he was pretty good at this guest blogging thing, so he latched on to it like a pitbull on a meatbone. During 2011, Danny published over 80 guest posts on various different blogs, earning…
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    Project Exponential

  • The hardest part

    Michelle
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:45 am
    The terror, the fear. The realization this is the moment that separates good from greatness. Your chance to succeed, to make your dreams real. The do or die. Your stomach churns and your heartbeat quickens. The leap. You’re not alone. The school boy entering his first class. The athlete poised at the starting block. His first college exam. Her investor pitch. Signing the contract. The alarm goes off. You’ve felt this before. You survived. You moved on to the next, bigger thing. Accept the fear. It’s part of it. Then begin.
  • The best gifts you can give

    Michelle
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:24 am
    Time. For others and for yourself. Give yourself the time and space to reflect and just be. No expectations of what should happen or what must be done. We get so caught up in the day-to-day, making lists and checking obligations. We forget to step back and see, “How lucky am I? How did I end up like this?” It’s important to count the steps you’ve taken and recognize the work you’ve put in. Be still. It is in these sitting moments your deepest dreams — and fears — become evident. Realizations like nothing is perfect, we can only work to make things better.
  • Autonomy (I will teach you to be rich and have a perfect body and find the love of your life)

    Michelle
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:45 am
    There is one faucet wheel left in the kitchen. When you turn the water on or off, it drops with a loud CLANG into the tin sink. I’ve offered to have it fixed. “It’s not our house,” they say. I’ve been living here for just over one year; they’ve been here for seven. I live among the people I work for (and with). Not only have I grown to love them like my own family, I’ve been offered a window into their lives, the trials they must suffer and how they see the world. One of the best gifts in life is a new perspective, and I’ve been lucky to be invited to share theirs. I’ve…
  • Tips for college freshmen, relevant to you

    Michelle
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:26 am
    MAKE FRIENDS. WITH PROFESSORS. Supervisors, bosses, managers, religious leaders. Someone who has been assigned a higher rank than you. Regardless of qualifications, we’re taught to defer and do what they say. This can be intimidating. Unfortunately, power dynamics build chasms in relationships, relationships that have the potential to dramatically influence who we are and what we become. When someone is standing on a pedestal of authority, it’s easy to forget people are people. There’s a person behind the title. It doesn’t matter who or where, we share hard times,…
  • No one has it figured out

    Michelle
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:42 am
    A large number of Nepalis work or study abroad. Recently I found myself speaking to a young man preparing for his first year of college. He was scared as hell, understandably so, leaving behind his family and everything familiar to attend college in Louisiana. This would be the first time he traveled outside Nepal. I was 17 when I left the cornfields of Longmont, Colorado for Manhattan’s concrete version. It was terrifying, and I cried the entire plane ride from Denver to LGA. My flight was just over three hours, and it took everything in me to not unlock the hatch. This guy was looking…
 
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    Mission Mode

  • Update your Disaster Recovery Systems: 2014 Data Security Lessons

    MissionMode
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:31 pm
    It’s not been the sort of record-breaking year any business wants to have. Nevertheless, as 2014 comes to a close, many disaster recovery and incident-management professionals have begun to refer to it as “the year of the breach” thanks to the increasing number and costs of high-profile data breaches. Now is a great time to consider updating your disaster recovery systems. Costs Escalate for Data Breaches In the retail segment, costs associated with breaches more than doubled since last year according to a recent Ponemon Institute study. Retailers weren’t alone;... Read More The post…
  • Disaster Recovery: New Video on how Incident Management Systems Can Help

    MissionMode
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    How ready is your organization for the next unplanned business disruption? View MissionMode’s new video to learn how an incident management system can help improve your organization’s readiness and ability to respond to the next unplanned business disruption. Whether it’s a force of nature such as a blizzard or flood, a data breach that impacts you and your customers, or any number of other events that can alter regular operations, the goal is to not only survive but to minimize the negative business implications of the event. In order to achieve... Read More The post Disaster…
  • Incident Management Systems and Emergency Plans Helped Buffalo Hospitals Endure the Snowstorm

    MissionMode
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:54 am
    In November 2014, Buffalo, New York residents were pummeled with nearly 8 feet of snow in just three days, the amount they typically get in an entire year. For some, it meant several days off of school and work, but for emergency and healthcare personnel, it was a chance to put their incident management systems and plans to work. Early Warnings Allowed for Some Preparation Hearty Buffalonians know what it takes to weather a storm, but the lake-effect snowbands made the November storm prolific. Luckily, early predictions alerted residents to... Read More The post Incident Management Systems…
  • Readiness Best Practice Tip – What Should You Prepare For?

    MissionMode
    3 Dec 2014 | 7:36 am
    Challenge: Developing a high-performance business continuity program is hard work and requires significant resource commitments and upper-management support. Respondents to the MissionMode Readiness Survey report varying levels of readiness with under 40% claiming to have business continuity management (BCM) plans in place across a wide number of potentially disruptive event types: 38% – Comprehensive BCM plans developed and trained across a wide variety of event types 37% – Plans developed and trained across a limited number of event types 25% – No plans or preliminary…
  • Business Continuity Readiness Tip: Streamlining Operational Logs

    MissionMode
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Challenge: Many types of health and safety operations are required to maintain a log of daily events and to make that log available to staff across multiple locations as well as external regulatory agencies.  Log entries need to be timely, accurate, time stamped and to include specific information on actions taken to resolve.  Below is an example of a log entry for a routine jetway issue at an airport terminal: Date/Time Issue Response Resolution Time Impact 09/30/2014  17:45 Jetway door malfunction at gate 24 Maintenance contacted to repair 18:15 Flt... Read More The post Business…
 
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    The Portfolio Partnership

  • 12 Key Steps To Selling

    Ian Smith
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:05 pm
    12 Key Steps What is the prospect trying to achieve? – Deployment of skilled diagnostic questions Probably require the prospect and/or the Sales Professional doing some homework after initial conversation What objectives are non negotiable? What has happened in the past? Can we improve their situation, and solve a problem? Is your prospect convinced this is a priority problem? Can your prospect find the money? (ROI required?) Does everyone understand the decision making process? Do I need more answers to recommend a solution? Once I’ve really understood the prospect’s situation –…
  • CEOs – Questions That Reveal You Need a COO

    Ian Smith
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:20 pm
    Let’s say you are the CEO of a 20 to 100 person private company. Ever feel you are struggling with your agenda? Are you working on the right stuff? Do staff continue to disrupt your day? Stuff not getting done? I’ve been involved in scaling and building many private companies. The CEO’s role is a tough one. Do we ask too much of our CEOs? We demand they have a vision with analytical ability. We demand inspirational leadership skills with a great bedside manner. We want great writers and public speakers. Courage and great judgment are assumed. Is it any wonder the successful CEO is a…
  • 10 Metrics That Bind Companies – Align Staff

    Ian Smith
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:46 pm
    What gets measured gets done. But scaling companies and aligning all the efforts of your team requires specific measurements worth sharing. Don’t underestimate the power of sharing one department’s metrics with another. In fact let me show you the power with examples: 10 Killer Metrics Worth Sharing Production Order Books – Production Teams &  Sales Teams Explain to your sales team that their performance drives the manufacturing shop. That order book that’s dropping is the sales team’s fault. Show the weekly state of the order book in $ and # of weeks of…
  • Acquisitions – 10 Steps To Buying the Right Target

    Ian Smith
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:54 pm
    So how do you ensure you get in front of companies that are potentially attractive to you? How do you find the right target? You don’t want to buy what’s for sale. You want to buy what you want to buy! Here is a simple 10-step plan that we use with clients as part of our Acquisitions Approvals Model. 10 STEP PLAN Be crystal clear on your positioning. Know your market segments that are the core of your growth strategy. You can build it or buy it. Acquisitions are only a tool for executing strategy. Define the characteristics of target companies. Include as many details as possible.
  • How To Choose A Venture Capitalist

    Ian Smith
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:29 pm
    I’m approaching Venture Capitalists and Private Equity players for one of my technology portfolio companies at the moment. It reminded me how difficult the process can be for the uninitiated. So for all those folk who are trying to choose a financial backer here’s my punch list: Early Work  Study their web site to discover: their portfolio previous exits investment criteria bio of partners Status of their various funds? Are they actively investing the money they have just raised or are they winding down an old fund? You really need an intro to a relevant VC once you have drawn up your…
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    Kathryn Welds | Curated Research and Commentary

  • Women May Undermine Salary Negotiations with Excessive Gratitude

    kathrynwelds
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Negotiators and poker players know the value of limiting full self-disclosure in words and non-verbal expressions. Andreas Leibbrandt However, some women undermined their salary negotiations by revealing their gratitude for a salary that exceeded their expectations in an experiment by Monash University’s Andreas Leibbrandt and John A. List of the University of Chicago. John List Participants were women applying for administrative assistant jobs with a posted wage of $17.60 USD per hour. Researchers tole some volunteers that the wages were “negotiable,” and these women negotiated their…
  • Fewer Wedding Expenses, More Guests to Stay Married Longer

    kathrynwelds
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    A persistent advertising campaign in the United States claims that “A Diamond is Forever” and provides more explicit guidance in the rhetorical question, “How else could two months’ salary last forever?” Andrew M. Francis Emory University’s Andrew M. Francis and Hugo M. Mialon evaluated the purported connection between wedding-related expenditures to duration of marriage based on a survey of more than 3,000 ever-married volunteers in the United States. Hugo Mialon They conducted a number of statistical controls across nearly 40 demographic and relationship characteristics, and…
  • Bilingual Competence Strengthens Brain’s “Executive Control,” “Adaptive Modulation”

    kathrynwelds
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Andrea Stocco Learning a second language in childhood or later in life provides numerous benefits, including: Increased cultural awareness, Enhanced creativity, Possibly delaying cognitive deterioration associated with dementia. Bilingual individuals excel on several cognitive measures, including “executive control”, measured by speed in applying new rules and switching tasks on a Rapid Instructed Task Learning (RITL) paradigm, according to University of Washington’s Andrea Stocco and Chantel S. Prat. Chantel Prat In addition, bilingual volunteers showed greater “adaptive…
  • Organizational Trust vs “Only the Paranoid Survive”

    kathrynwelds
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Organizational life may be punctuated by social uncertainty, leading to mistrust. Andy Grove In fact, Intel’s Chairman, Andy Grove explained his success in guiding the company through a critical flaw in its Pentium chip, which threatened Intel’s brand value, noting “Only the Paranoid Survive.” Christel Lane However, organizational paranoia’s counterpoint, trust, has many positive correlates, including productivity, creative problem-solving, employee commitment and retention, remarked University of Cambridge’s Christel Lane and Reinhardt Bachman of University of Surrey…
  • Perceived Diversity = “Like Me”

    kathrynwelds
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Christopher Bauman Judgments of “diversity” are rarely completely objective:  They are influenced by subjective elements, including  the rater’s racial and ethnic group. People tend to rate a group as “diverse” when it includes members of the evaluator’s race, found University of California, Irvine’s Christopher W. BaumanSophie Trawalter of University of Virginia and UCLA’s Miguel M. Unzueta. Sophie Trawalter Almost 1900 volunteers from diverse racial groups rated headshots of a company’s six-person management team for its “ethnically diversity”: “Caucasian…
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    AP-Artistry

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    29 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
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    Zintro Blog

  • Inquiry Roundup: Pharma Industry

    Zintro Zintro
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Sourcing Insurance In Pharma Industry Sourcing Insurance in Pharma Industry Hi, I am research analyst for a market research firm, we are working on collecting information on Insurance spend by pharmaceutical companies We are in need of the following information: Identifying Areas of Insurance services purchased or utilized by companies apart from Broad category of property, casualty and liability( like what other categories Debt Management, Claims Services, Claim adjusting) for pharma companies View Inquiry Latin American Pharma Industry Hello, We are looking for experts in Pharmaceutical…
  • “An Overview of Operational Risk Management” Presented by Fred Vacelet

    Zintro
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:07 am
    Zintro Webinar Presented by Fred Vacelet, MBA, CTM, PRM/FRM, IFQ. Presenter’s Note: “In financial institutions, operational risk has been considered as minor compared to credit risk and market risk. Moreover, let us honestly face it, Operational Risk is too difficult to grasp for bankers. Therefore, operational risk management is often considered as a regulatory constraint or as an imprecise practice rather than a science. It is often hijacked by political necessities or can turn into insignificant exercises aimed at predicting small losses or improving efficiency without…
  • Top Tools for Communicating with Freelance and Contract Hires

    Zintro
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Being productive in the 21st Century means working and communicating with team members who may never set foot in your building. Freelance and contract hires are valuable members of your team, and just because they work from remote locations does not mean that they need to feel isolated or out of the loop in any way. But, knowing that communicating with these team members is one thing: actually having the right tools to communicate with them is another. Sometimes, you may need to communicate through chat or video conferencing. Other times, you may need to sync calendars and make sure…
  • Food Safety and Supply Chain

    Zintro
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Last month we heard from Zintro experts about food safety, an issue responsible for an estimated 2.2 million deaths according to the World Health Organization. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), a 21 member group that facilitates economic growth, cooperation, trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific region, is currently training scientists on innovative rapid detection methods for Salmonella and other food pathogens Zintro expert Ian Bouchard is a food safety specialist who has been making and marketing consumer products for over 20 years on four continents. He shares his…
  • Inquiry Roundup- Aviation Industry

    Zintro Zintro
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Aviation Valuation I have a class of Asset Valuation in Paris and we are supposed to compare Aviation companies such as BA, AF-KLM, LH, Easy Jet and Singapore Airlines. As follow are the ratios for the industry that we need to achieve our personal and group Valuation . Aviation Industry Delta Revenue 2009-13 Delta Revenue 2014-19 ROIC ROE ROA TIE Gearing Ratio Beta Ent Value /EBITDA Thanks a lot for your time, Mikael View Inquiry   Aviation Industry hey there,I would like to know what does the aviation industry need from the aviation academies in order to help people to be successful…
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    Procurement Bulletin Website

  • Ebola Crisis Causes Shipping Delays Around the World

    Vincent Po
    21 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    Image via Flickr by isamiga76 Ebola is spread from person to person. It is not transmitted through goods shipped from areas where people are infected with the disease. However, the Ebola crisis is still causing shipping delays around the world. The problem is not the goods being shipped, but the drivers and pilots transporting the goods.The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest in history. Over 9,000 cases have been reported worldwide with less than a 50% survival rate. With these kind of numbers, it’s no wonder that people are taking precautions to cut down on contact with…
  • Against the Hands of Time: Has Apple Cornered the Market on Smart Watches?

    Vincent Po
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
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  • Big Pharma Joins Ebola Fight as GSK Prepares for Clinical Trial

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    17 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
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  • Germany’s New Textile Alliance Faces Resistance

    Vincent Po
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    Image via Flickr by Jay Cross Germany is pushing to improve its clothing supply chain by making processes more socially responsible and ecologically sustainable. The Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development in Germany, Gerd Müller, launched the Textile Alliance in Berlin this October. However, some businesses don’t want to participate and the resistance could mean a slow adoption rate.The Textile Alliance aims to improve environmental practices at every checkpoint in the textile supply chain — starting in the cotton fields and moving through the fabric dyeing process,…
  • China Samsung Supplier Sues American Labor Informant Group Over Child Labor Allegations

    Vincent Po
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:01 am
    Image via Flickr by Robert Scoble According to Al Jazeera, “A Chinese supplier of Samsung Electronics has filed a lawsuit accusing a New York-based labor watchdog of spreading false rumors of child labor, but the group says it has evidence to support its report. Samsung said on Thursday the lawsuit against China Labor Watch was filed in a Chinese court this week by HEG Electronics, which produces mobile phone components. China Labor Watch had accused the company in Guangdong province in southern China of hiring more than 10 child workers.”Samsung, like many technology companies,…
 
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    Steelhenge Crisis Thinking

  • Launch of BS 65000, The new British Standard for Organisational Resilience

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

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

    Dominic Cockram
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    Last month, we were delighted to welcome a capacity audience of international delegates to the Crisis Management Conference (CMC) 2014 in London. The day had an auspicious start with the official launch of the new British Standard in Crisis Management, BS 11200 by the UK Cabinet Office and the British Standards Institution.  BS 11200 is the successor to PAS 200 and marks a significant point in crisis management as it codifies accumulated best practice into top-level guidance for organisations looking to implement a crisis management capability. Switching then from theory to practice,…
  • Ebola: The Facts

    Isobel Nicholas
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:04 am
    Last updated: 3rd December 2014 Since the first incidence of Ebola was officially reported in March 2014, the disease has spread virulently across parts of West Africa and claimed 5738 lives in the process, leading the World Health Organisation (WHO) to declare an international health emergency. There is currently no approved vaccine or treatment and Ebola can prove fatal in up to 90% of cases. As such, the recent outbreak has caused serious concern and attracted media attention across the world. In this post, which will be regularly updated, we aim to answer the most important questions…
  • Launch of BS 11200 – the new British Standard for Crisis Management

    Isobel Nicholas
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:02 am
    In May this year, the Cabinet Office and BSI published BS 11200 – the new British Standard for Crisis Management – Guidance and Good Practice.  Its official launch will be on 18th September in London. Many would say the new Standard is long overdue; others that crisis management is already covered by ISO 22301, the International Standard for Business Continuity Management Systems.  However, whatever your view, no one can demur from the fact that BS 11200 covers the subject in far more depth and detail than any other Standard hitherto. The Standard covers the core areas of: •   …
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    Project Management Resources

  • How To Make A One-Page Project Summary

    jason
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    When I was starting out in project management I used to hate being asked for reports. Producing a report was a major deal. It took ages to pull together all the information and normally the feedback I got was that it wasn't what the requestor wanted anyway.Then I discovered a one-page project summary report and my life changed! Essentially you put all the key data project progress milestones and other things on a single page. As you don't have more space than that it forces you to think about what is important.It doesn't really matter what you include on the report as long as it is relevant…
  • The Year in Review: Project Management 2014

    jason
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    It's been a busy year here at ProjectManager.com. We launched our U.S. office in Austin Texas expanded our team and kicked off our plan to taste every taco at Torchy's Tacos.But we're not the only ones making huge strides in our field: 2014 was a banner year for project management around the world.Join us in celebrating some of our industry's successes this year.EventsNearly 1000 people attended the PMI Global Congress EMEA in Dubaione of the largest project management events in the world.The turnout was even higher for the North American event in Phoenix Arizona where over 2000 delegates…
  • 4 Reasons Change Projects Fail

    jason
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    Ironically project managers are sometimes the worst people when it comes to changing things whether that is new project management tools a restructure in the department or something else. I've seen plenty of project managers resist the introduction of a new methodology or process!If you fall into this category you aren't alone but it does give you a great insight into how people think when it comes to change projects. That's really helpful in your job!Not everyone loves change and if you are working on a project that will change the way people do their jobs then it's worth looking at the…
  • How To Cope When A Team Member Leaves

    jason
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    Sports teams seem to be changing their members a lot at the moment. Players come and go coaches are asked to leave and new ones join. It must be disruptive for the team especially when the details of transfers and payments are made so public there is pressure on the new players to perform and pressure on the existing players to accept them instantly and work together as a new unit come the next match.It's not that different in business. Project teams are transient in nature and people come and go from time to time. As a project manager you'll get used to bringing new people onboard and making…
  • Top 5 Holiday Gifts For Project Managers

    jason
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    What do you give the project manager who has everything? We've searched high and low to create the perfect PM gift guide for 2014. From the careerist to the coffee snob who wouldn't love to find any of these in their holidays stockings?1. Project management booksBooks make excellent Secret Santa gifts as you can easily find something that will suit any interest. When it comes to project management books there is a dizzying array of choices so we've pulled from our list of top 10 project management books.The PMBOK Guide from the PMI Institute is now in its 5th edition and is a standard text…
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    Business.com Blog

  • Quote of the Day – Decemer 19, 2014

    Business.com Editorial Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Nothing works better than just improving your product. – Joel Spolsky The post Quote of the Day – Decemer 19, 2014 appeared first on Business.com Blog.
  • Market Expert Program: Putting an Emphasis on the Value of Thought Leadership

    Shayna Marks
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:20 am
    You’ve been in business for quite some time. You’ve had many successes (and failures), learned valuable lessons and have experience that a younger you would’ve killed for. You are an expert. At Business.com, we work with experts like you everyday. You’re our readers, clients and colleagues, and now, you’re our writers. We designed the Market Expert Program to be a mutually beneficial partnership, in which we provide branding and exposure for your valuable insight, which is shared with the more than 2 million people that read Business.com every month. Market Experts are an elite…
  • Quote of the Day – Decemer 18, 2014

    Business.com Editorial Staff
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Fail often so you can succeed sooner. – Tom Kelley The post Quote of the Day – Decemer 18, 2014 appeared first on Business.com Blog.
  • Quote of the Day – Decemer 17, 2014

    Business.com Editorial Staff
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Get five or six of your smartest friends in a room and ask them to rate your idea. – Mark Pincus The post Quote of the Day – Decemer 17, 2014 appeared first on Business.com Blog.
  • Quote of the Day – Decemer 16, 2014

    Business.com Editorial Staff
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect. – Jack Dorsey The post Quote of the Day – Decemer 16, 2014 appeared first on Business.com Blog.
 
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    The Project Plan Blog

  • 5 Things To Do When There’s a New Sheriff in Town

    Jason
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:15 am
    One of the more unsettling changes that can occur during the career of a project manager is when their company is acquired. The following article discusses some ideas you can quickly implement as the new team takes over and the old team heads out the door.This town aint big enough for the two of us the gritty cowboy jeers at his nemesis standing in front of him. Youve got until high noon tomorrow to get out of town or believe me it aint goin to be pretty.A typical scene in western movies it could be that the current Sheriff and his posse have gone rogue so a new Sheriff comes into town and…
  • 5 Things I Learned from Scrum Training

    Jason
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    Agile versus Traditional methodologies seems to evoke as much passionate debate as Apple versus Microsoft. However I believe that we can all get along! The following are my reflections on how the spirit of scrum master training can benefit our area of expertise. I have a confession to make.I recently took a course to become a Certified Scrum Master (CSM).Yes its true. Im not even sure what possessed me to enroll. After all I have my PMP certification and have been a successful project manager for nearly two decades. In spite of that it just wasnt enough. I also wanted the right to append CSM…
  • Are Your Project Management Skills in a Rut?

    Jason
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    Our careers fly by us faster than kids growing up. The day we started seems like yesterday and by the time one or two decades pass we wonder where the time went! If youve been in project management for a while take the time to assess the direction your career is heading and make some adjustments if necessary. The following article has a few tips to help you accomplish this.The Grand Canyon is a geological wonder. Carved by the Colorado River over time this great chasm is over a mile deep in areas and up to 18 miles wide. Its truly a sight to behold. But what amazes me is that it is simply the…
  • 7 Tips for Making it Through a Deposition

    Jason
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    Project managers get to do a lot of fun and exciting things. There are also a lot of miserable and excruciating things we get to do. One of these is getting caught up in the legal wrangling that may occur if a project is delayed over budget or otherwise not meeting expectations. The following provides some insight into how you can make it through such an event and get back to the fun and exciting things!Were all familiar with the interrogation scenes that play out on TV or in the movies. One lone guy sits in a chair with his hands tied behind his back. The room is dark except for a single…
  • Get Plan B ASAP OK?

    Jason
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    Sometimes things fall into place just the way we planned. Other times they dont. If you always have a backup plan in the event something goes wrong youll be less stressed easier to get along with and someone people enjoy working with. The following discusses important areas where you should have a Plan B in place in case things go wrong. The project was moving into its final phasetraining. The software application had been redesigned from the ground up integrating the feedback and needs of the user community. Their suggestions and input had been instrumental and everyone was excited to learn…
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    Ideas to Compete

  • What Companies Can Learn from Competitor Product Comparisons

    17 Dec 2014 | 11:03 am
    Think about the greatest rivalries of all time.  One that comes to mind is the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. Even if you’re not the biggest baseball (or sports) fan, chances are that you’ve come across something or someone who's referenced it. For over 100 years, the Yankees and Red Sox have been fiercely competing against each other, with no signs of letting up anytime soon. Rivalries, however, don’t just exist in sports. Companies also spark them and keep them alive - remember Coke vs. Pepsi or Apple vs. Microsoft?
  • Three Sales Mysteries You Can Solve With a Win/Loss Analysis

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    A sales leader at Global Technology Corp. just received his team’s win rates in the year so far. The results are frightening. Looks like every quarter the win rates have declined by a few percentage points; now at its lowest point in the past five years. Something must be done to solve this mystery. Win/loss analysis takes the case... Just like an investigator, win/loss analysis gathers the evidence at hand to answer what happened. Through interviews with sales reps, prospects, and customers, a win/loss analysis gets to the bottom of won or lost opportunities. It reveals what really…
  • Five Competitor Research Tactics to Use Before You Attack in 2015

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Once again, it’s that time of the year when we look back and reassess what we've accomplished or where we fell short. In business, there is so much to consider and so little time to create an impact. Part of staying competitive includes staying ahead of your competition, your industry and the needs of your customers, all while aiming to sell more. For that reason, I would say, don’t start your New Year’s resolution in January, start now. Begin by analyzing the moves your company has made in response to external factors. Ask yourself how competitors have responded, and who has become a…
  • Three Sales Intelligence Tools Every Organization Needs to Compete

    6 Nov 2014 | 8:54 am
    If an organization is a living thing, then the sales department is the lifeblood that keeps it active and able to survive. That may be a legacy business analogy, but it drives the point that investments in sales have always been essential to every type of organization. Not only does the sales function drive profits, they drive exposure, build credibility, and make it possible for the organization to focus on other revenue-generating initiatives. Though sales departments are constantly being praised and in the spotlight, they do have a difficult job. In today’s digital world, selling…
  • Is Apple Pay’s Competitive Strategy a Threat Disguised as Convenience?

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    As technology transports consumers into a more virtual reality, everyone wants to incorporate a competitive strategy to grab a big piece of the payments pie; whip cream and all. It seems like every day either financial institutions, manufacturers, retailers, or companies, such as Apple, Google, and Paypal are featured in the news for tripping over each other in a race to lead the new digital ecosystem.
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    Max Ruckman

  • Make Innovation Systematic and Never Again Ask ‘Why Didn’t We Think of That?’

    Max Ruckman
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    For decades, our country has been driven by innovation – the introduction of new solutions into the market that fundamentally change the way we experience something and solve a problem at the same time. Think of Uber solving a transportation problem, Airbnb solving the problem of inexpensive and flexible lodging, or Nest addressing the need for remote home appliance maintenance [...]
  • The Key To Creative Insight Can Be Simpler Than You Think | Co.Design | business + design

    Max Ruckman
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Sometimes a creative breakthrough comes when we’re not doing anything creative at all. Maybe we’re taking a walk, or standing in the shower, or awakening from a nap. The mathematician Henri Poincaré may be king of what we commonly call the “aha moment.” You don’t have to understand his sudden insights into non-Euclidian geometry to appreciate his belief that the [...]
  • Innovation Excellence | If It’s Not Different, It’s Not Innovation

    Max Ruckman
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Creative products are novel and useful; Innovative products are novel, useful, and successful. Beforehand, it’s impossible to know if something will be successful, but if it’s useful there’s a chance it could be; beforehand, it’s subjective whether something will be useful, but if it’s novel there’s a chance; but no one is sure what novel means, so replace it with [...]
  • 4 Big-Picture Lessons In Innovation From Steven Johnson And “How We Got To Now” | Co.Create | creativity + culture + commerce

    Max Ruckman
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:41 am
    Innovation is one of the buzzwords of the century. Everyone is talking about it, and our consumer culture is set up to celebrate it. But the talk often centers on the latest and greatest innovations coming out of Silicon Valley, popular science author Steven Johnson tells us. Steven Johnson And he understands why. Known for bestselling books including Where Good [...]
  • Innovation Excellence | How to Maintain Innovation across Multiple Teams and Methodologies

    Max Ruckman
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Creating cohesion between teams with different workflows and methodologies is one of the most daunting tasks for innovative companies, particularly at an enterprise level. Ideally, each team will function well within the boundaries of its own tasks and responsibilities, but building bridges between these silos often means constructing custom solutions that will aid the creation process. This in itself becomes [...]
 
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    Chris Ducker - Startup and Small 'New Business' Strategies for Entrepreneurs

  • NBP075 – Mastering the Art of Goal Setting, with Michael Hyatt

    Chris C. Ducker
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Click here to Subscribe to the ‘New Business Podcast’ via iTunes! As entrepreneurs we’re all looking for ways to maximize our businesses and succeed. One […] The post NBP075 – Mastering the Art of Goal Setting, with Michael Hyatt appeared first on Chris Ducker - Startup and Small 'New Business' Strategies for Entrepreneurs.
  • NBP074 – Be the Best Version of the REAL You, with Jeff Goins

    Chris C. Ducker
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Click here to Subscribe to the ‘New Business Podcast’ via iTunes! Sometimes, whether we know it or not, we’re waiting for an event or a […] The post NBP074 – Be the Best Version of the REAL You, with Jeff Goins appeared first on Chris Ducker - Startup and Small 'New Business' Strategies for Entrepreneurs.
  • How to Embrace a Winning Approach to Goal Setting!

    Chris C. Ducker
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:02 am
    One of the things entrepreneurs struggle with is goal setting. Maybe not the actual setting of goals, but the execution and the ‘hitting’ of the goals […] The post How to Embrace a Winning Approach to Goal Setting! appeared first on Chris Ducker - Startup and Small 'New Business' Strategies for Entrepreneurs.
  • NBP073 – Stop Procrastinating! Hire a VA Now and Get More Done in 2015!

    Chris C. Ducker
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Click here to Subscribe to the ‘New Business Podcast’ via iTunes! Thank you for joining me and welcome to the 73rd edition of The New Business […] The post NBP073 – Stop Procrastinating! Hire a VA Now and Get More Done in 2015! appeared first on Chris Ducker - Startup and Small 'New Business' Strategies for Entrepreneurs.
  • Why You Need to Inject a Little Humor Into Your Message

    Chris C. Ducker
    30 Nov 2014 | 11:29 pm
    This is a dual video / written blog post. The message in both is roughly the same. Pick which medium you like the most, and consume.  The importance […] The post Why You Need to Inject a Little Humor Into Your Message appeared first on Chris Ducker - Startup and Small 'New Business' Strategies for Entrepreneurs.
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina business and technology news

  • Myers Bigel Attorneys Steve Petroski, Peter Siddoway Named New Partners

    David Menzies
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:56 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. (Myers Bigel), the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, is pleased to announce that attorneys Stephen J. Petroski and Peter D. Siddoway have been named new partners effective January 1, 2015. Petroski and Siddoway join 25 previously named partners at Myers Bigel with experience and degrees in a particular technology before earning their J.D.s, providing a rare perspective to deal with unique technical nuances of patent subjects.“We’re thrilled to be able to recognize the important contributions of Steve and Peter to…
  • Happy Fix® Ho-Ho-Hosting Holiday Snapfest Photo Contest

    David Menzies
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:57 am
    THE PEAK OF GOOD LIVING: APEX, N.C.  -- North Carolina’s happiest startup, Happy Fix® (www.happyfix.com), is inviting its growing community of Happbassadors to join the seasonal fun with the company’s “Holiday Happy Fix” Snapfest hosted on SnapYeti, the popular online photo contest marketplace. Participants are invited to share a photo of their favorite holiday-related tradition, event, symbol, or activity that provides a Happy Fix at www.snapyeti.com/contests/256 and compete for the most votes, with the winner being awarded a free HPY Mug after the contest ends December 31.The…
  • Phononic Raises $44.5 Million in Series D Funding

    David Menzies
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:31 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Phononic, a consumer products company reinventing cooling and heating, today announced that it has secured $44.5 million in Series D funding. The round is led by Eastwood Capital Corp and the Wellcome Trust, along with a syndicate comprised of WLR China Energy Infrastructure Fund, Tsing Capital, Venrock, Oak Investment Partners and Rex Health Ventures. The funds will be used to drive sales of the company's solid state solutions in Cold Products and Electronics Cooling, penetrate new market opportunities and expand manufacturing capacity.HPY Holidays Tee Just $19.99!Phononic's…
  • Imperial Design Builders Contracts with J. Evans & Associates to Develop, Maintain Updated Health and Safety Core Values

    David Menzies
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:12 am
    FUQUAY VARINA, N.C. -- Imperial Design Builders (www.imperialdesignbuilders.com), a family owned and operated general contractor building communities one building at a time, is pleased to announce it has contracted with J. Evans & Associates, Inc. to develop and maintain updated health and safety core values. Led by Jerry Evans, the consultancy boasts an extensive background in construction safety and training dealing with loss control, safety program development, site safety training, site safety inspections and hazard awareness training.“If a client is bringing us a project that’s…
  • Immedion Hires Terry Morris as Director of Cloud Services

    David Menzies
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:25 am
    GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Immedion LLC,  South Carolina and Western North Carolina’s premiere provider of data center services including Cloud, colocation and managed services, announced today the hiring of Terry Morris as Director of Cloud Services.  In his new role, Terry will be responsible for the overall operations and delivery of Immedion’s Cloud infrastructure.HPY Holidays Tee Just $19.99!Morris joins Immedion with an extensive background in Cloud architecture and management.  Prior to Immedion, Morris held the title of ITAAS Cloud Architect at Dimension Data, Inc. where…
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    Newsfile Corp News Releases

  • IIROC Trade Resumption - GuestLogix Inc.

    22 Dec 2014 | 8:59 am
    Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - December 22, 2014) - Trading resumes in: Company: GuestLogix Inc. 7.00% Extendible Convertible Unsecured Subordinated Debentures TSX Symbol: GXI.DB Resumption Time (ET): 12:15     IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension of trading in a security of a publicly listed company, usually in anticipation of a material news announcement by the company. Trading halts are issued based on the principle that all investors should have the same timely access to important company information. IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization…
  • IIROC Trade Resumption - Arcan Resources Ltd.

    22 Dec 2014 | 8:14 am
    Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - December 22, 2014) - Trading resumes in: Company: Arcan Resources Ltd. TSX-V Symbol: ARNARN.DBARN.DB.B Resumption Time (ET): 11:45     IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension of trading in a security of a publicly listed company, usually in anticipation of a material news announcement by the company. Trading halts are issued based on the principle that all investors should have the same timely access to important company information. IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment…
  • IIROC Trade Resumption - Coro Mining Corp.

    22 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - December 22, 2014) - Trading resumes in: Company: Coro Mining Corp. TSX Symbol: COP (all issues) Resumption Time (ET): 11:30     IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension of trading in a security of a publicly listed company, usually in anticipation of a material news announcement by the company. Trading halts are issued based on the principle that all investors should have the same timely access to important company information. IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading…
  • IIROC Trade Resumption - Avrupa Minerals Ltd.

    22 Dec 2014 | 7:45 am
    Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - December 22, 2014) - Trading resumes in:  Company:  Avrupa Minerals Ltd. TSX-V Symbol: AVU Reason: Halted in Error Resumption Time (ET) 11:00     IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension of trading in a security of a publicly listed company, usually in anticipation of a material news announcement by the company. Trading halts are issued based on the principle that all investors should have the same timely access to important company information. IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which…
  • ViPova(TM) by Lexaria Announces New President

    22 Dec 2014 | 7:32 am
    Kelowna, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - December 22, 2014) - Lexaria, Corp. (OTCQB: LXRP) (CSE: LXX) (the "Company"), as part of its broader business transition into the alternative health industry, is pleased to announce it has hired Tom Ihrke as President of its U.S. subsidiary to oversee the rollout and sale of its ViPova™ brand, CBD infused teas. Lexaria has also named Tom as Executive Vice President of U.S. Operations of Lexaria Corp. Tom has been working with Lexaria as a part time consultant over the last eight years. Tom's extensive experience investing in and advising…
 
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    HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing

  • Are Your Website And Business Actually In Alignment?

    Kevin Wood
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:20 am
    The post Are Your Website And Business Actually In Alignment? appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. If you’ve ever landed on a website only to feel overwhelmed and confused, then there’s a good chance that website wasn’t in alignment with their business. Often we have expectations when we visit a website, and if those expectations aren’t met then we’re probably hitting the back button. If your business and website aren’t speaking the same language, or if your website is undefined and ambiguous you could be missing out on potential subscribers, business leads, and…
  • SSL Certificates And Visitors Confidence

    Natalie Lehrer
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:31 am
    The post SSL Certificates And Visitors Confidence appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Confidence is so important on the Internet. Any site that acquires a reputation for unreliability, insecurity or dishonesty can expect to see traffic dwindle to zero. On the other hand, a site that can prove it takes security seriously can attract more visitors. And that can be good, whether your hosted web site is for a community, a membership service, or e-commerce. Surfers and online shoppers also increasingly recognize the on-screen presence of a small padlock icon or a website address…
  • Check Your Tech-nology

    Brandi Bennett
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:56 am
    The post Check Your Tech-nology appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Technology today is moving faster than the speed of light (quite literally: NASA recently released specs for a ship with a warp drive), and it’s often hard to keep up. It’s easy for a business to start to wonder whether or not the technology that they are utilizing in their daily lives is antiquated, out of date… or on a slightly pettier note, whether or not their stuff is better than the competition’s stuff. Through a look at some of the most commonly used pieces of technology in the business…
  • Fighting Spam On Your Social Ads

    Kyler Patterson
    5 Dec 2014 | 1:03 am
    The post Fighting Spam On Your Social Ads appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. The world of social media is supposed to be just that – social. It’s a place where people can freely speak their mind about a product, brand, or their favorite cat (we’re looking at you Grumpy cat). This can be amazingly wonderful for some advertisers, but then it can also be their worst enemy. This post will cover the negative effects of social on social (Twitter and Facebook) ads and how you can fight them.   Twitter The most common type of spam on Twitter originate from fake…
  • Forecasting The Next Internet Evolution – Web 3.0

    Jeremy Jensen
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:55 am
    The post Forecasting The Next Internet Evolution – Web 3.0 appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Amidst our globalized world where everything and everyone is getting connected online, it’s easy to get caught up in cyberspace and forget that you are using a technology barely fifty years old. That’s right, the Internet originated in the early 60’s and yet the Web seems to now infiltrate every facet of our everyday lives. Be it in your content consumption, your car, your home, or even your own body. Integrating growing technologies and the best methods, the Internet…
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    Evolution Capital Partners » Blog

  • 5 Creative Ways to Reward Employees During the Holidays

    Gene Marino
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:31 am
    The holiday season is less than one week away, which can be a particularly stressful time for small business owners and their employees, largely due to the year-end push for sales and marketing efforts. Yet, there are a number of ways businesses, both large and small, have found to boost morale during the month of December without breaking the bank, all while still rewarding those who have contributed to the company’s success. Here are five of our favorite ways small business owners can show their employees appreciation at the end of 2014 and beyond. Provide Employees with Perks According…
  • Creating Entrepreneurially Minded Students

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    8 Dec 2014 | 4:28 pm
    On today’s episode of The Second Stage, we were pleased to speak with the Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship at Miami University, Brett Smith. It is energizing to learn that entrepreneurship has found its way into higher-education and is continuing to become more popular. As my alma matter and one of the leading undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the U.S., I found it particularly fascinating to see how the program at Miami University has developed. The program now focuses on four areas of entrepreneurship: start-up, corporate, social and creativity. During our…
  • The Right Staff: Hiring for Your Small Business

    Gene Marino
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:04 am
    While many small businesses operate on a highly-monitored budget during their initial growth period, sometimes relying heavily on the owners themselves to keep the doors open, there are sometimes opportunities to expand the number of employees working inside the company. These budgetary constraints often put small business owners at an apparent disadvantage when compared to organizations which have almost inexhaustible funds to put towards hiring new staff. However, by following a few simple guidelines, owners can set themselves up with personnel who are both qualified and motivated to lend a…
  • Marketing Your Small Business: Buying in on Branding

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    21 Nov 2014 | 4:28 am
    Everywhere you look, from brick-and-mortar stores to the Internet, you’re constantly bombarded with advertisements, logos, and messaging in effort to get your attention and earn your business. For most business, including small business, building brand awareness can’t be accidental – it has to be intentional. There is tremendous value in supporting a product or service by not only offering a valuable commodity, but also by attaching that commodity to a recognizable, and ultimately business-supporting, string of thoroughly developed and easily-identifiable marketing practices. Small…
  • The Value of Mentoring for Small Business

    Brendan Anderson
    5 Nov 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Most owners of small businesses can think back to a time when they were inspired by a mentor to begin their journey. This inspiration may have come from a friend, family member, successful entrepreneur or elsewhere, ultimately giving them the wherewithal to chase after their dream of small business ownership. Nevertheless, the fires stoked by these mentors sometimes flicker, especially when a small business is facing adversity, which usually occurs during the early stages of its growth. But don’t give up on that dream just yet! Read on to add a little fuel to your fire with advice from a…
 
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    Jon R. Patrick

  • A Look Back at 2014…

    Jon Patrick
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:04 am
    … the good, the bad, the ugly, and the awesome! start of the year : travel mlm changes – MFL and never hesitate to join to get a look behind the curtain settled with TLC own products – YT, Scripts, audio modest affiliate success – FBGP Reduced blogging, increased IG … Continue reading → The post A Look Back at 2014… appeared first on Jon R. Patrick.
  • MLM Recruiting Christmas Blues

    Jon Patrick
    4 Dec 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Suffering from the MLM Recruiting Christmas Blues? What are the MLM Recruiting Christmas Blues?  Well, have you heard how “hard” it is to build your business around the Holidays? That people are distracted and busy and focusing on travel and decorating and shopping and not willing to entertain your opportunity? … Continue reading → The post MLM Recruiting Christmas Blues appeared first on Jon R. Patrick.
  • Dubli Review and Compensation Plan

    Jon Patrick
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:10 pm
    A Personal Note from Jon Consider this question – “How many people SHOP?” Huh? Like, everyone! So what if you could offer every person you meet up to 19% Cash Back, not changing anything, and earn a great living doing so? I won’t beat around the bush – THIS is … Continue reading → The post Dubli Review and Compensation Plan appeared first on Jon R. Patrick.
  • The One Question that Bridges Dreams and Actions

    Jon Patrick
    7 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    Why do some people strive and achieve while others stagnate? I believe there’s multiple factors, but at least in my experience the key is taming my internal voice.  That internal monologue of questions and answers we all have. There’s a pretty famous quote (which, of course, I could not find … Continue reading → The post The One Question that Bridges Dreams and Actions appeared first on Jon R. Patrick.
  • Is Wake Up Now Going Out of Business?

    Jon Patrick
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    Have you wondered Is Wake Up Now Going Out of Business? If you pay attention to the news surrounding our Profession, it’s no secret Wake Up Now gets a lot of attention.  Fact is, it’s one of the lightening rods for the industry. If you’ve followed me at all, you … Continue reading → The post Is Wake Up Now Going Out of Business? appeared first on Jon R. Patrick.
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    BusinessTips.com

  • Best Promotional Products for Trade Shows

    Eric Thomas
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Promotional products are one of the best ways to attract visitors to your trade show booth. Choosing the right promotional products that match your brand’s message and are useful to your customers will be worth your investment and bring you a high return on your investment. Studies have shown that branded giveaways really do work... Read more » The post Best Promotional Products for Trade Shows appeared first on BusinessTips.com.
  • 4 Reasons to be Ready to Sell Your Online Business Right Now

    Mark Daoust
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Having an online business is great. Not only are you your own boss and can dictate your own hours, but you can also sit in casual clothes at the computer during conference calls and filling orders. But even if your business is going smoothly, and the profits are rolling in, it is still absolutely essential... Read more » The post 4 Reasons to be Ready to Sell Your Online Business Right Now appeared first on BusinessTips.com.
  • Adult Learning

    Clara Lippert Glenn
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    The rapid evolution of the workplace has increased the demand for professional training within the corporate entity. The proliferation of technology coupled with the retiring workforce has inspired both small businesses and large enterprises to adopt adult learning programs to maintain and extend their company’s success. New employees as well as seasoned professionals transitioning to... Read more » The post Adult Learning appeared first on BusinessTips.com.
  • Tips for Holiday Marketing

    Thomas Jeneby
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    They say it’s the most wonderful time of the year – twinkling lights are everywhere, people are a little kinder, and an overwhelming feeling of childlike giddiness and joy begins to set in. If you’re a business owner though, the holidays can be more stressful than fun. During this time of year, people spend more... Read more » The post Tips for Holiday Marketing appeared first on BusinessTips.com.
  • 7 Characteristics Of Fantastic Workspaces

    Denny Hammack
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    No matter what your goal at the office, be it to sell more products, make customers smile or create new ideas that will lead to success tomorrow, your employees are only going to do their best work when they are comfortable and happy. To encourage this, adjustments to the workspace may be necessary. While every... Read more » The post 7 Characteristics Of Fantastic Workspaces appeared first on BusinessTips.com.
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    MBA@UNC

  • How One Physician Is Using His MBA to Improve Patient Care

    Rebecca Martin
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:22 am
    For a growing number of physicians, holding a medical degree and understanding the scientific side of medicine just isn’t enough anymore. With the passage of the Affordable Care Act and other significant changes to the industry, physicians like Adam Brown are now pursuing MBAs so they can understand the business side of medicine and provide better patient care in the process. “The MBA has been invaluable. I have been given exponential levels of responsibility, and yes, improved income since starting and completing the program.” For the latter, he credits Alison Fragale,…
  • Q&A with MBA@UNC Student Mike Szalkowski

    Rebecca Martin
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    In the interview below, Mike Szalkowski, family office manager for S Partners, LP, discusses why he decided to pursue an MBA and what prompted him to choose MBA@UNC. What factors influenced your decision to choose MBA@UNC over other programs? The flexibility of the online format coupled with a top-20 program were the overwhelming factors in choosing MBA@UNC. I wanted the degree to hold weight in the business community and provide a schedule that would allow for class and projects to be completed wherever my business responsibilities took me. I have attended classes on business trips,…
  • Why Anesthesiologist Vanessa Olbrecht Decided to Earn an MBA

    Rebecca Martin
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
    The Council on Foreign Relations estimates that the United States spends approximately $2 trillion per year on health care expenses, so understanding the business side of medicine is increasingly important for doctors and other health care practitioners. With this in mind, Vanessa Olbrecht, a pediatric anesthesiologist and pain physician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, continued her education with MBA@UNC, an experience that she says has given her a “new perspective on medicine.” In her current role as a pediatric anesthesiologist, Olbrecht cares for patients, oversees trainees and…
  • 33 Female Founders Forging Their Own Path

    Rebecca Martin
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:55 am
    Female Founders Disrupting Business [see the SlideDeck]   The rise of women’s entrepreneurship is making a significant impact on the U.S. economy across a wide range of industries. There are now more than 9.1 million women-owned businesses in the United States, accounting for more than 30 percent of all enterprises. This generates more than $1.4 trillion in revenue and provides employment to 7.9 million people, according to the 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report, commissioned by American Express OPEN. The March 2014 report, which analyzes U.S. Census Bureau data, also reveals…
  • Guide to Completing Your MBA Application

    Rebecca Martin
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    Completing an application is the first step to advancing your career with an MBA. Whether you are a recent college graduate or a seasoned business professional, applying to an MBA program may seem daunting at times. To make the process easier, the MBA@UNC blog created a series of articles that cover every application requirement in detail. Each article shares best practices to help you put together the strongest possible application. The articles in this series are highlighted below with a brief summary and a link to the full post. GMAT vs. GRE: Which Is Best for Your MBA Application? With…
 
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    Contactzilla

  • What We Learned About Collaboration in 2014

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

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

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

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

    Kylie
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:48 am
    As businesses grow, there’s a tendency for different departments to grow apart. How often does your HR team talk to sales? When do your web developers work with the accounts department? As departments drift apart, different people end up keeping track of only the business contacts they think they need, and everyone ends up with their own different address book for clients, suppliers, co workers etc. A great contact management system can help bring your team back together… Building relationships across the company It can be difficult, especially in larger companies, to form close…
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    Winnipeg Hockey Talk

  • Random Thoughts On The Winnipeg Jets: Dec. 22

    Mitch Kasprick
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Things about the Winnipeg Jets and the NHL that crossed my mind over the weekend – Some things that crossed my mind this past week about the Winnipeg Jets and the National Hockey League. 1.  The Winnipeg Jets played 3 games this week going 2-0-1 … 5 of 6 points.  Thoughts?     2.  Toby, Bogo, Jacob AND now Stu out for an extended period of time.  I have never seen a NHL team have their top 2 pairings on the IR at the same time. 3.  The Winnipeg Jets and the St. John’s IceCaps have 7 regular defencemen out of the line-up.     4.  Coming out of the Winnipeg Jets…
  • Jets Acquire Jay Harrison

    Mitch Kasprick
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Winnipeg Jets trade for Jay Harrison The Winnipeg Jets have acquired defenceman Jay Harrison from the Carolina Hurricanes for a 6th round draft pick in 2015 (acquired from Ottawa at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft). Position:  Defence    Shoots:  Left Born:  Nov. 3, 1982   Born:  Oshawa, ON Height:  6’4  Weight:  220  Drafted:  2001  Team:  Toronto Maple Leafs  Round: 3  Overall:  82 2013-14 Stats:  Games: 62  G: 4  A: 11  Pts: 15  PIM: 44  Plus/Minus: -1 NHL Totals:  Games: 337  G: 21  A: 49  Pts: 70  PIM: 337 Plus/Minus: -31 With the Winnipeg Jets defensive…
  • Brandon Wheat Kings Weekly: Dec. 15

    Mitch Kasprick
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Brandon Wheat Kings this week - The Brandon Wheat Kings enter the final few days before their annual Christmas vacation with a record of 24-7-2-1. With one game to go before the team takes ten days off, the Wheat Kings continue to lead the Western Hockey League’s Eastern Conference by three points over the second place Medicine Hat Tigers. In the Eastern Division, Brandon is twelve points ahead of the Regina Pats, who will pay a visit to Westman Communications Group Place on Tuesday night. A LOOK BACK TO LAST WEEK: Wednesday, December 10th @ Moose Jaw – Warriors 5 Wheat Kings 4 OT…
  • WHT Podcast 026 on the Winnipeg Jets

    Mitch Kasprick
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Winnipeg Hockey Talk editor Mitch Kasprick is joined by Winnipeg Hockey Talk writers Darryl Mills and Darryl Manchulenko to discuss the Winnipeg Jets, the Jets defence corp, the goalie platoon, the Josh Morrissey trade …    Podcast 026 Check out our latest podcast here 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 Manchulenko at …. Follow @manny041…
  • Random Thoughts On The Winnipeg Jets: Dec. 15

    Mitch Kasprick
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Things about the Winnipeg Jets and the NHL that crossed my mind over the weekend – Some things that crossed my mind this past week about the Winnipeg Jets and the National Hockey League. 1.  The Winnipeg Jets played 3 games this week going 1-1-1.  Thoughts?     2.  Michael Hutchinson had his first puck-handling mishap last week versus the Ducks but for every goal given up by a good puck-handling goaltender like Hutch, he will probably have saved 10 goals against, so no harm, no foul.  It’s the nature of the beast! 3.  It looks like the Winnipeg Jets are into a platoon…
 
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    Arizona Hockey Talk

  • Random Thoughts On The Arizona Coyotes: Dec. 15

    Mitch Kasprick
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Things about the Arizona Coyotes and the NHL  that crossed my mind this past week - Here are a few thoughts from this past week about the National Hockey League and our Arizona Coyotes. 1.  The Arizona Coyotes finished this past week with a 0-1-1 record.  Thoughts?  2.  I wonder when ownership and/or management is going to make a move to improve this team?   3.  If the Coyotes think calling up “bottom of the roster” players from their AHL affiliate is going to make in impact on the NHL roster, they are sadly mistaken.  4.  The Coyotes blue-line is filled with too many…
  • Random Thoughts On The Arizona Coyotes: Dec. 8

    Mitch Kasprick
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Things about the Arizona Coyotes and the NHL  that crossed my mind this past week - Here are a few thoughts from this past week about the NHL and our Arizona Coyotes. 1.  The Arizona Coyotes finished this past week with a 1-3-0 record.  Thoughts?  2.  I really miss the Phoenix Coyotes and Jobing.com Arena … I wonder where they went?   3.  Lately, the Coyotes seem to be auditioning different players from their AHL affiliate in Portland on a nightly basis.  4.  The Coyotes are going through a dangerous stretch right now where they can’t score and they can’t keep the…
  • Random Thoughts On The Arizona Coyotes: Dec. 1

    Mitch Kasprick
    1 Dec 2014 | 7:50 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.  The Arizona Coyotes finished this past week with a 0-1-1 record.  Thoughts?  2.  Devan Dubnyk lost his first game in regulation time Saturday night vs Calgary.   3.  The Coyotes have just flat out stopped scoring and their PP is drying up also.  Not good.    4.  Congrats to Brendan Shinnimin on playing in his first NHL game on Saturday night vs Calgary.       5.  Would somebody please tell…
  • Random Thoughts On The Arizona Coyotes: Nov. 24

    Mitch Kasprick
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 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.  The Arizona Coyotes finished this past week with a 1-2-1 record.  Thoughts?  2.  Devan Dubnyk has a record of 5-0-1 …. are we going to have a goalie controversy soon?  OR do we already?  3.  I think Tobias Rieder has been an interesting addition?  4.  After last nights game in Anaheim the Arizona Coyotes have now played 13 road games and only 9 at home.     5.  Mike Smith has actually…
  • Arizona Coyotes: Segment 2 Update

    Mitch Kasprick
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:15 am
    UPDATE: The Arizona Coyotes 2nd 10 game segment - Eleven every ten My theory is that if you can garner a minimum of eleven points in every ten game segment (on average) and win those two extra games you should be in the playoffs or be in the hunt on the last weekend of the season.   The team would have ninety-two points. The Arizona Coyotes first ten game segment was nothing to write home about, finishing 3-6-1 for 7 points.  Like I said, you’re looking for eleven points per segment on average and they missed by four points.  Maybe they will make it right back up in segment number…
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    Abhay Hendre
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:39 am
    Estimated reading time: 10 minutes   sample post content   sample post content sample post content sample post content sample post content sample post content sample post content The post sample post title here appeared first on Abhay Hendre.
  • WordPress Plugins Basics – Part 1

    Abhay Hendre
    3 Mar 2014 | 7:02 am
    WordPress plugins are getting more and more popular everyday due to their efficiency and ease-of-use. WordPress offers variety of plugins for SEO, images, widgets, sidebar, social media, comment moderation and more. Here are some of the basic things that can help WordPress newbies to get a little bit familiar with WordPress plugins. Delete Settings in(...) The post WordPress Plugins Basics – Part 1 appeared first on Abhay Hendre.
  • Just An Image

    Abhay Hendre
    30 Jan 2013 | 5:52 pm
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    Abhay Hendre
    24 Jan 2013 | 3:55 pm
    Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. http://themify.me/demo/themes/wumblr/files/2010/12/katy2.mp3 The post Audio post appeared first on Abhay Hendre.
  • Confucius quote

    Abhay Hendre
    24 Jan 2013 | 3:52 pm
    "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. " Confucius - The post Confucius quote appeared first on Abhay Hendre.
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    BelieveBelong

  • Diners Club Japan Hosts 2nd Annual Italian Restaurant Week

    Takayuki Onizawa
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:33 am
    Diners Club International® Clubmembers in Japan received a molto delizioso treat in October and November during the second annual Italian Restaurant Week. During the Restaurant Week period—which actually spanned the course of two weeks—210 Italian restaurants throughout Japan served customized, authentic Italian menus to thousands of diners. As the official sponsor of Italian Restaurant Week,... Read more »
  • Diners Club Global Selection Honors 8 U.S. Restaurants

    Diners Club International
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Photos (clockwise from left): Quince, Dylan + Jeni, Eric Roth The Diners Club® World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy—Global Selection takes us on a gastronomic trip each month to a different region in the world. In partnership with The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, we shine a spotlight on destination restaurants, highlighting their standout dishes and the... Read more »
  • Highlights from the Diners Club International Pro-Am Classic 2014

    Eduardo Tobon
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    The 23rd Diners Club International Pro-Am Classic took place for the second year running at the Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa during the first week of November. The tournament included 16 teams from 11 Diners Club franchises with two franchises—China and India—participating for the first time. Though the team from the United Arab... Read more »
  • Introducing the New Diners Club International Global Brand Campaign

    Sheryl Yasger
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:18 am
    The new Diners Club International® global advertising campaign, Belong II, has arrived. Our new campaign ushers in an updated logo, powerful new visuals, and a celebration of the brand’s more than 60 years as a leading credit card and electronic payment services company. Belong II equips Diners Club franchises to promote their distinctive benefits on... Read more »
  • Celebrating a Strong Year at the 2014 Global Partner Meeting

    Eduardo Tobon
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:13 am
    Last month, Diners Club International® management and franchise CEOs from around the world came together in New Orleans, Louisiana, for our annual Global Partner Meeting. Three days of meetings and cultural events left all of us feeling encouraged and inspired as we head into 2015. Reflecting on the week, we were energized by insightful, dynamic... Read more »
 
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    Peter Simoons - Boosting your personal leadership for the collaborative business world

  • CBP-47: Christmas is collaboration, with Laura McCluer

    Peter Simoons
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Laura McCluer is Director Global Partnerships and Alliances at Ancile. In this episode of the Collaborative Business Podcast we talk about the way Ancile builds alliances with selective partners across the globe. Laura brings a broad background to her current role and to our conversation and that shows. She is a strong advocate for people who aspire to become an alliance manager to first build such a broad experience. The alliance role touches everything in an organization. It is a great role that requires people to understand the broader aspect of organizations and to do so, also requires…
  • 3 leadership lessons from a 900km walk

    Peter Simoons
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:08 am
    Last year in April and May I walked 900km (560ml) through Spain, on the Camino to Santiago de Compostela. It is in this city in North West Spain where the remains of Saint James the Greater were discovered in the year 813. Since then, people began to undertake a pilgrimage to visit the grave of Saint James.  The Camino has intrigued me for a long time. I was fascinated by this ancient route: Why is it that many thousands of people have walked the Camino over the centuries and what does it do to a person?  Last year I took the plunge and walked the Camino to Santiago de Compostela.  If you…
  • CBP-46: 4 steps to bridge the channel gap, with Steve Andrews

    Peter Simoons
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Steve Andrews is an independent consultant who helps technology vendors to unleash the revenue potential of their partnerships. Steve primarily works in the channel area of alliances, where he helps his customers build bridges between the technology vendor and the partner to ensure a better understanding between the two companies. In this conversation with Steve we dive into the differences between alliances, sales and channel and you will hear Steve explain how he uses the visualization of a bridge to close the gap between the several partners. Over time Steve developed a repeatable 4 step…
  • Why the new EU VAT law forces me to partly close the shop

    Peter Simoons
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:44 am
    As of the 1st of January, the European VAT tax law will undergo a change. What on the outset seems as a simple change, has on the inside major implications for companies that do business online. The change in essence comes down to the fact that when dealing with consumers, an online shop no longer should charge its local VAT, but charge the VAT that is applicable to the EU country the consumer resides in. This by itself seems a simple change. However, the implications mean amongst others that an online store needs to be aware of the 28 different VAT rates that are applicable in Europe and it…
  • How the world sees YOU

    Peter Simoons
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:28 am
    Have you ever read a description of a type of person where you felt the author accurately described you? That happened to me a few times when reading Sally Hogshead’s “How the world sees YOU”. This book is all about the science of fascination and how the world sees you. As Sally puts it: “The greatest value you can add is to become more of yourself”.  To do so, Sally describes 49 personality profiles, so called archetypes, that are based on 7 advantages (Innovation, Power, Passion, Mystique, Prestige, Trust, and Alert). With the book comes a code to take the online personality…
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  • 5 Outsourcing Trends and Predictions for 2015

    Outsourcing Insider
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:25 am
    Now that 2014 is coming to a close, it’s time to look forward to what 2015 has in store for us in the outsourcing landscape. We’ve compiled several trends and predictions made by industry experts to give us insights on what we can expect when the new year comes around. Less prioritization on affordability in choosing outsourcing partners Cost savings and the desire to lower overhead expenditures used to be the main reasons for companies to outsource. For the past two years, however, affordability is becoming less of a consideration in the selection process, giving way to…
  • 7 Biggest Successes of Philippines BPO in 2014

    Outsourcing Insider
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:52 pm
    The year 2014 will come to an end in a few weeks and we can’t help but look back at how the Philippine business process outsourcing industry has fared throughout the year. Let’s take the time to review its biggest successes in 2014. Ideal Investment Destination A Singaporean government agency called the International Enterprise Singapore (IES) revealed that the Philippines is an ideal investment hub for businesses because of the country’s strong economic growth potential. The Philippines’ BPO industry is one of the top growing segments in the country, which attributed to the increase…
  • Biggest Outsourcing Trends in 2014 and What’s In Store for 2015

    Outsourcing Insider
    7 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    2014 has certainly been a big year for outsourcing. Now that 2014 is coming to a close, it’s time for us to take a look back at some of the most important outsourcing trends that have taken place during the year. Consolidation We have seen players in the industry consolidate before so this is nothing new. However, this year we saw more of them as companies continue to move towards building strategic partnerships in order to take advantage of opportunities. The challenge for these mergers now is to determine how to fully integrate and take advantage of the strengths of their acquisitions.
  • What’s Up in Outsourcing (Nov 23 – 29, 2014)

    Outsourcing Insider
    2 Dec 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Let’s look at two important articles for the week and see how much of an impact outsourcing can do for a business. One article talks about the very powerful empire of Coca-Cola, while the other article pinpoints the pros and cons to the strategy. There are a lot of factors to consider, but in the end, outsourcing carries more pros than cons. Here are two of the best articles you need to keep up with this week. How Coca-Cola Built a Sugary Empire, by Outsourcing as Much as Possible From Fortune By Bartow Elmore Are you curious about that dark, foamy, and sweet liquid in that bottle laced…
  • 5 Tell-Tale Signs You Need to Outsource Your Online Marketing

    Outsourcing Insider
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:57 am
    Most companies prefer to keep all of their marketing management tasks within their ranks, ostensibly to keep the work flow moving internally and to maximize the resources already at hand. They reach out to industry experts only on special circumstances, such as instances where a big social media communications push is needed or situations where targeted online marketing campaigns need to be performed. But there are instances where bringing on a marking expert on a per-project basis might not be enough. This is especially true for digital marketing, a complicated and often confusing subject…
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  • My New Column for Success.com

    11 Dec 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Check out my new column on Success.com. I'll be writing about all things business.
  • Listen Live Tonight

    24 Nov 2014 | 6:05 am
    I'll be on January Jones tonight at 6:00pm to talk about the best toys for Christmas 2014. We are going to try and make your shopping a little easier this year so tune in to the show. Tune in here.
  • New Author Facebook Page

    4 Nov 2014 | 6:45 am
    Please follow me on my new Facebook page for essential daily tips on how to succeed in business. I'll also have my articles from Inc.com and LinkedIn posted daily. 
  • Speaking Tour in Uganda to support the Young African Leaders Initiative

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:23 am
    I spent last week with some incredible people who are going to change Uganda and the world. Good luck to all of the entrepreneurs and YALI fellows that I had the pleasure to work with. Also a big thanks for the State Department for funding and for Embassy Kampala for putting together a great program. 
  • 8 Tips to Help You Be More Productive

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:05 am
    We love to make to-do lists. Whether it's neatly written on a notepad or tediously typed into your mobile device, it makes you feel organized to write it down. Then you feel awful watching item by item go by untouched and incomplete as you slowly procrastinate your day, or worse, your career, away. It's time to change and get to work on being more productive. Here are a few pointers on how to motivate yourself and stay on top of your task:1. Be PositiveIt's easy to start happy, but you need a way to stay happy. Procrastination is mostly likely to happen if you feel sluggish, unwell,…
 
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  • What is the Board of Directors?

    Christian Nordqvist
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:43 am
    Every public company, i.e. one whose shares are listed on the stock market, must have a Board of Directors. It is a group of people who are elected as representatives of the shareholders to establish much of company policy as well as making decisions on key issues. It should also represent the interests of the management. The Board of Directors is often referred to as simply The Board, and less commonly as the Board of Trustees, the Board of Managers or the Board of Regents. The Board of Directors (Board) usually decides on the hiring and firing of executives, executive pay, and dividend…
  • Air China agrees to buy sixty Boeing 737s for $6 billion

    Joseph Nordqvist
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:15 am
    Boeing Co. announced that Air China has agreed to purchase sixty 737s, including Next-Generation 737 and 737 MAX airplanes, in a deal valued at over $6 billion – at current list prices. Ihssane Mounir, VP of Sales and Marketing, Northeast Asia, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said: “Our long-standing and productive partnership with Air China dates back to the airline’s beginning and we are proud the 737 has been part of their success,” Adding: ”We are excited to see that the 737 family will play a significant role in Air China’s continued success.” Air China, the…
  • DBRS Ltd. to be acquired by Carlyle Group LP and Warburg Pincus

    Joseph Nordqvist
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:13 am
    DBRS Ltd., the largest credit rating agency in Canada, is going to be acquired by the US private equity firms Carlyle Group LP and Warburg Pincus. “The world needs more global ratings franchises that issuers and investors alike can count on to provide timely and insightful ratings on a consistent and impartial basis,” Carlyle managing director Olivier Sarkozy said in the statement. The company was founded in Toronto in 1976. DBRS was the only independent Canadian debt-rating agency and eventually grew to become the fourth-largest agency in the world (behind Fitch, S&P and Moodys),…
  • WestJet pilots sign 4-year deal

    Christian Nordqvist
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:43 am
    WesJet pilots are now among the highest paid in Canada, the airline said after a four-year deal was reached. The new agreement will be effective from January 1st, 2015. WestJet Pilots Association Co-Chairs Paul Ysselmuiden and Michael Wesolowski said: “The WestJet Pilot Association (WJPA) announced today that WestJet pilots have endorsed a tentative agreement with WestJet. The new four-year agreement will be effective January 1, 2015.” “We are proud of what this agreement has attained and believe that it meets the priorities of our pilots and the company. We look forward to using the…
  • BlackBerry completes acquisition of Germany’s Secusmart

    Joseph Nordqvist
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:52 am
    BlackBerry Ltd has completed its acquisition of the German mobile security company Secusmart. BlackBerry first agreed to acquire the company in July as part of its plan to ramp its security offerings offers. Many of BlackBerry’s biggest clients require the highest-security possible, such as government agencies. Secusmart focuses on voice and data encryption and it is currently used to protect the devices of government officials in Germany and Canada. The BlackBerry smartphone used by German Chancellor Angela Merkel uses Secusmart’s technology. In November the deal was approved by…
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    CDC Synectics on How to Leverage Resources

  • 5 Ways the Internet of Things Impacts Your Business

    Connie Siu
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Internet is taking another revolutionary leap. The latest rave on the Internet of Things is about leveraging the interconnection of smart devices for information sharing and automation. The smart devices could be a computer, smartphone, or a sophisticated device fitted with a monitoring sensor. For the user of the ‘system,’ he receives timely information prompted by his inquiry or instructions for actions carefully configured based on prescribed conditions. The smart grid for energy management, health monitoring, and dynamic pricing at parking meters are examples that leverage the…
  • 3 Ways to Boost Morale through Operational Excellence

    Connie Siu
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Happy employees are productive workers. They are excited about the work and take pride in what they do. The gratifying feeling displayed generates this burst of energy that enlightens colleagues around them. The positive morale is a productivity booster. On the other hand, unhappy employees spread negative energy. They complain and do their work grudgingly. As an employer, there are three simple ways to boost morale through operational excellence. They don’t cost any money. In fact, you could save money and improve your bottom-line. 1.       Eliminate pain points Work that demands…
  • 5 Tips to Mine Intelligence from Data

    Connie Siu
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Every company has a vault full of data waiting to be mined. This vault is getting bigger every day; fuelled by the expanding technology capability to capture more and the capacity to store more. The massive data doesn’t provide value unless you know how to distil the right information presented in a meaningful manner. Otherwise, the voluminous data doesn’t offer any value. In order to mine intelligence from data, here are 5 tips you could use. 1.       Identify the question to address Many might find this challenging because most of the time, we have our mind set on ‘what’ to do…
  • Differences between Common Practices and Best Practices

    Connie Siu
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:38 am
    Common practices are not necessarily best practices. Connie shares a few distinct differences between the two.
  • Practices that Short-change Your Change Management Effort

    Connie Siu
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    Modifying the status quo involves pulling people from their comfort zone and asking them to go about their routine in a new way. The success in implementing change depends on how well the change is rolled out. Whether you are enhancing a billing process or embarking on a major transformation initiative, savvy change management determines how quickly the transition takes shape. Companies are cognizant of the essence of change management. Planning for change management is incorporated into the overall project plan. Yet, many find themselves short-changed by these four practices: 1.      …
 
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    Strategic Thinking | Principles of Execution

  • PofE 068: How to Improve Your Organization's PPM Maturity Level

    Gerald J. Leonard
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:31 am
    The essence of an IT strategic plan is to align the IT department with the organization’s strategic intent, vision and business objectives in concert with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PofE 067: Book Review - Time Tactics of Very Successful People

    Gerald J. Leonard
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    Premise: The premise of “Time Tactics of Very Successful People”, is that we all have 24 hours in a day and that successful people and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
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    THE SEEN

  • Facebook vs. Twitter [Infographic]

    Catherine
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:45 am
    This infographic makes a comparison between Facebook and Twitter to help you find the best match to start your social media journey. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: THE SEENThe post Facebook vs. Twitter [Infographic] appeared first on THE SEEN.
  • Why Explainer Videos Are the Greatest Marketing Tools [Infographic]

    Catherine
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    This infographic from Yum Yum Videos explains why explainer videos are the greatest marketing tools for your business. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: THE SEENThe post Why Explainer Videos Are the Greatest Marketing Tools [Infographic] appeared first on THE SEEN.
  • The Power of the Influential Customer [Infographic]

    Catherine
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    This infographic from Ninja Metrics highlights the power of influential customer to your business. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: THE SEENThe post The Power of the Influential Customer [Infographic] appeared first on THE SEEN.
  • How To Create a Content Marketing Lead Nurturing Process [Infographic]

    Catherine
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    This infographic from Vertical Measures shows how you can create a content marketing lead nurturing process for your business. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: THE SEENThe post How To Create a Content Marketing Lead Nurturing Process [Infographic] appeared first on THE SEEN.
  • The Internet Is a Zoo – The Ideal Length of Everything Online [Infographic]

    Catherine
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    This infographic from SumAll answers the question about the ideal length of everything online from a tweet to a blog post that will get the most engagement. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: THE SEENThe post The Internet Is a Zoo – The Ideal Length of Everything Online [Infographic] appeared first on THE SEEN.
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    NSE News - Latest Corporate Announcements

  • IIFL Holdings Limited - Allotment of Securities

    22 Dec 2014 | 5:37 am
    IIFL Holdings Limited has informed the Exchange that the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company by way of circular resolution dated December 22, 2014, allotted 5,75,000 equity......
  • Electrosteel Steels Limited - News Clarification

    22 Dec 2014 | 5:25 am
    The Exchange has sought clarification from Electrosteel Steels Limited with reference to recent news item captioned "CBI registers case against Electrosteel Castings for coal block irregularity". In this regard, Company has......
  • United Breweries (Holdings) Limited - News Clarification

    22 Dec 2014 | 5:14 am
    The Exchange had sought clarification from United Breweries (Holdings) Limited with respect to recent news item captioned "United Bank identifies UBHL as Willful Defaulter". The Company has clarified that "At the......
  • DLF Limited - News Clarification

    22 Dec 2014 | 5:05 am
    The Exchange has sought clarification from DLF Limited with reference to recent news item captioned "DLF looks to monetize Rs 3000 cr office space". In this regard, Company has clarified that......
  • Electrosteel Steels Limited - Clarification

    22 Dec 2014 | 4:53 am
    The Exchange has sought clarification from Electrosteel Steels Limited with respect to announcement dated December 21, 2014 that "CBI Registered a case against two private companies based at Orisha & Jharkhand......
 
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    Pinnacle Telecom - Comms Buzz

  • Teleworking is starting to take centre stage

    pinnacletelecom
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:32 am
    In the face of rising energy prices, globalisation, and competitive differentiation, there has been a quiet revolution in the way organisations and employees are revisiting the notion of teleworking. Recent advances in voice and data are redefining the very nature and form of work. Traditional work-day activities are no longer tied to a specific time or location. In this new scenario, employees can now work collaboratively and access their business network across remote locations. Reducing overheads, improving customer satisfaction, increasing productivity and staff retention are the core…
  • Collaboration the driver to better business

    pinnacletelecom
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:47 am
    Effective collaboration with co-workers, partners, customers, and others is critical for meeting an organisation’s goals and driving its productivity. And in a world where work groups are spread throughout a building, across a country, or around the world, fostering productive collaboration is more important and more challenging than ever. Just about everything that gets done in an organisation is the result of collaboration. Only by working together, by sharing knowledge and resources, and by building consensus about goals and how to achieve them can teams of workers accomplish what…
  • Call Management Reporting Can Slash Business Costs

    pinnacletelecom
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:44 am
    Organisations need to take a look at ‘call reporting’ as a way of bringing down their business costs by up to 15%. Logging and recording calls using cutting-edge but affordable software can show a telephone network’s cost, performance, capacity and quality of service. The old maxim that ‘You can’t manage what you don’t measure’ has proved to be so true when it comes to communications. Retaining existing customers, controlling costs and seeking competitive advantage have always been difficult goals and a challenging economic environment only adds to that difficulty. For smaller…
  • Organisations need to look to the future of the way people work

    pinnacletelecom
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:08 am
    Organisations should start looking at the future of the way their workforces operate in light of both cultural and technological changes. The differing needs of employees both now and in the future means that organisations should carefully weigh up their technological needs now to ensure they lead the process rather than be led by workers. We currently have a workforce made up of many generations, but we also have a rapid pace of technological change. In just a few years, someone who used to be well versed on the latest email platforms and online collaboration tools is faced with a plethora…
  • Crucial communications questions for at-risk companies

    pinnacletelecom
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:10 am
    What would happen if your telephone system failed and you did not have a plan in place to deal with it? Would your business still be able to operate? Would you be able to contact your customers or suppliers? What alternatives could you arrange and how long would it take? Incidents in recent years have illustrated all too clearly the affect that natural disasters can have on a business. For example, localised flooding has affected thousands of businesses, some of which never recover. Without timely communication – when, where, and how your customer wants to communicate – there is no…
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    Market Deeper

  • Starting A Legitimate Income Opportunity In High School

    DottyForman
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:56 am
    Bosch GBH11DE has a competitive impact vibration mechanism. The cheaper vibration reduces fatigue to your side in the user. The user is that may complete the drilling task as soon as possible due to the reduced stress and fatigue. When drilling, vibration that appears to cause fatigue to your user will definitely be turned out. Bosch GBH11DE has got capability … Read More >>The post Starting A Legitimate Income Opportunity In High School appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • Uncomplicated chiropractor for children Secrets Simplified

    BrittnyE03
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:48 am
    Chiropractor Houston TX Spinal decompression therapy is a way of gently stretching out the spine to create a vacuum of space so that you can restore the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the discs in the spine. This can be accomplished through several means including a high-tech machine according to traditional traction tables, though technology gained from NASA, after … Read More >>The post Uncomplicated chiropractor for children Secrets Simplified appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • Pay For Each Simply Click Advertising And Advertising

    ZackKethel
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:42 am
    SEO was really confusing and no make a difference how considerably I transformed or tweaked my sites it did not seem to be to get the job done correctly to increase my rankings and get additional recognized. I did my analysis and observed eventually that movies contained the option that I was hunting for. It is all properly and very … Read More >>The post Pay For Each Simply Click Advertising And Advertising appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • 2 Bhk Flats for Sale in Manikonda Hyderabad

    doreddy
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:35 am
    The Housing Market in  Manikonda, Hyderabad   The residential Manikonda real estate market in Hyderabad with over 500 small and medium enterprises and about 40 large companies witnessed value definition consolidation in the market for real estate is coming of age. The industry is expected to grow by 30% in the two years to come.   Supply and demand Hyderabad … Read More >>The post 2 Bhk Flats for Sale in Manikonda Hyderabad appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac Free, now in version 7.5

    admin
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:49 am
    The most popular and reliable Mac data recovery freeware is now back better than ever. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac Free, now in version 7.5 is able to recover all sorts of lost, deleted or inaccessible files. That includes everything from photos, videos, documents, audio, emails and everything else. The disk recovery software mac is able to retrieve lost … Read More >>The post EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard for Mac Free, now in version 7.5 appeared first on Market Deeper.
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  • Is Opening a Franchise the Right Business Opportunity for You?

    Nick Huang
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:50 am
    Starting your own business is an exciting concept that many people long to try. Knowing that so many businesses fail within the first year, as well as the extensive cost for getting a new business off the ground makes the endeavor a bit more intimidating. Locking in on the success of a retail chain and buying into a franchise opportunity offers...
  • How to Talk to Your Employer About Your Workplace Injury

    Nick Huang
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:24 am
    If you are injured at work, best practice is to be open and honest with your employer. You could be entitled to worker’s compensation and insurance claims. Your employer also has a reporting obligation and duty of care to protect employees from mental and physical injuries. Here are some tips to help you talk to your employer about your workplace...
  • Why You Should Outsource Your IT Department

    Jesse Maida
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Let’s face it, if your business uses computers and software, it needs tech support. Computers break down, they lose connectivity, and they can become infected with viruses despite our best efforts. Users forget login passwords, especially after long weekends, and networks go down for no reason. And then there’s the learning curve that happens...
  • 8 Best Conferences and Events for Entrepreneurs in 2015

    Nick Huang
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:06 am
    For all the entrepreneurs who are running or launching a startup business, now it is the time for you to think strategically about new business opportunities or joint ventures for next year. Scheduling some time to attend conferences and business events with inspirational figures or likeminded professionals is always a smart move. With countless...
  • Apple's Valuation Is Now Bigger Than Russia's Economy

    Nick Huang
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:40 am
    Apple, as one of the world’s most valued company now has higher valuation than Russia’s stock market, according to the data compiled by Bloomberg. Russia is the world’s largest country with many resources spread across nation’s land. With the large amount of oil reserve production in the northern territories, it has become one of the major oil and...
 
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    Culture Amp

  • Box’s Data-Focused Strategy for Retention

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

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

    Didier Elzinga
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:12 pm
    This is a repost of Didier’s original article on Medium. Late 2013. San Francisco. As a fast growing software company with a client list that reads like a who’s who of Silicon Valley we began talks with some of the best VCs about the possibility of doing a series A. Having their portfolio as your client base certainly makes getting a meeting easier… Meeting with various partners, and firms, our eyes were opened to just how staggering the growth rates that their most successful companies achieved. What also became apparent is that most VCs have a playbook — what to do when you…
  • Writing questions for Employee Surveys

    Jason McPherson
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    [Image Credit] We spend a lot of time at Culture Amp (internally and with other people geeks) writing, editing and testing out employee survey questions.  It is often said that writing good survey questions is both an art and a science and perhaps that is true. However, before we spend hours writing those perfect questions it can be useful to step back and think about some broader issues pertaining to our goals and how these might guide us in crafting our questions. Here are 5 key things to keep in mind when designing your survey and questions: These are just the highlights – for a…
  • How to Combat Employee Survey Fatigue? … Survey more often.

    Jon Williams
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    [Image Credit] At Culture Amp, our methodology encourages companies to survey more often. Usually every three months or less –particularly when using Pulse Surveys in combination with Culture Surveys. However, this leads to a common question: What about Survey Fatigue? Survey fatigue is a real concern. Employees will get tired of taking too many surveys. However, it’s worth digging into why this fatigue occurs. A good survey will take less than 10 minutes. So how is this causing (the dramatically named) fatigue? The number one cause of Survey Fatigue? The survey isn’t acted on.
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    Globalization Partners International - Blog

  • Christmas-Translating Traditions Around the Globe

    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Christmas, December 25th, is a Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, a spiritual leader whose teachings form the basis of the Christian religion. Christmas traditions range from decorating trees, exchanging gifts, singing Christmas carols, attending church, imbibing in food and drink to kissing under the mistletoe.  Non-Christians from around the world also celebrate this day as a secular holiday, turning the month of December into a religious, cultural and commercial marvel. There is a long, controversial history surrounding the holiday and its origins.  Long…
  • Multilanguage support in iOS 8

    13 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    iOS 8 Has Arrived iOS 8 is the mobile operating  system of the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and was released on September 17, 2014. According to the Apple website, iOS 8 is actually the biggest release for developers since the introduction of Apple's App Store. This new version also boasts the smartest keyboard ever. The keyboard offers English and other enabled languages on the device, along with the ability to install a third party keyboard, which is a new feature available on iOS 8. iOS 8 and Multiple Languages A highly anticipated new feature of iOS 8 is that applications are…
  • Does Your E-business Accept UnionPay?

    8 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The global ecommerce market has grown dramatically in every region around the world over the past few years. China is leading the pack with ecommerce growth. A recent Payfort report states that China ecommerce growth is over 35% for 2014. In 2013 China's digital consumer spending exceeded the United States for the first time and has not looked back. There are projections that by the end of 2015 it will be 2.5 times that of the United States. UnionPay UnionPay was established in 2002 by the People's Bank of China and is the only domestic China-based bank card organization within the People's…
  • The Dutch Culture and Traditions

    2 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The Netherlands is the main country of the Kingdom of The Netherlands. Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius, known as the ABC Islands are part of The Kingdom. This is also called the Caribbean Netherlands. The Netherlands is a small country that lays in Western Europe with Amsterdam as its capital. Amsterdam is entirely built on millions of piles and it has 1281 bridges. Old piles are made of wood while new piles are constructed using concrete. Without these piles for foundation the city would sink into a peat marsh where it resides. The Dutch population is around 17 million and uses the Euro as…
  • Arabic Fonts: The ongoing challenge

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    You hear it all the time in the discussions about web or digital design with the Arabic language. I don't like the Arabic fonts or Arabic typography used in general. No one is satisfied with the font their designer used on the web site! Why are you using that classical, less stylish font for Arabic though the font used for the English is so fancy?! Why are you using only regular and bold faces for Arabic - why don't you use light, thin, black, italic or narrow typefaces for Arabic? Why does the Arabic text appear much smaller in size than the Latin-based text though it has the same format…
 
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    Exit Promise

  • Valuation Multiples Definition

    Holly Magister
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:49 am
    The valuation multiple formulas available to compute the value of a business for sale are numerous and can be confusing to many small business owners. In fact, many professionals can be similarly confused by the various multiple formulas currently in use. The post Valuation Multiples Definition appeared first on Exit Promise.
  • Important Agreements When You Sell Your Business

    Holly Magister
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:31 am
    When working through a business sale, an inordinate number of resources on both sides of the table are dedicated to drafting and negotiating the Stock Purchase or Asset Purchase Agreement. This is true especially in the last one-to-two weeks before the closing. In fact, I’ve had clients remark that during their entire tenure as an entrepreneur, they never spent as much time speaking to their advisors as they did during the last week of their business ownership journey! The post Important Agreements When You Sell Your Business appeared first on Exit Promise.
  • Latest Forbes Post: Paying Taxes In Retirement

    Holly Magister
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Successful entrepreneurs have unique opportunities to plan for paying taxes in retirement. Learn more about how to create taxable and non-taxable assets. The post Latest Forbes Post: Paying Taxes In Retirement appeared first on Exit Promise.
  • Selling A Business: Asset Acquisition vs. Stock Acquisition

    Julie Kline
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:50 am
    So you’ve decided to sell your business, but what structure is right for the transaction? Buyers and sellers often prefer different structures due to various factors which change based on the structure and which have different impacts on the parties. Generally there are three (3) categories of factors that drive the eventual structure of a deal: (1) business issues, (2) assignments and consents, and (3) tax issues. The post Selling A Business: Asset Acquisition vs. Stock Acquisition appeared first on Exit Promise.
  • When Does Your Website Become Your Greatest Risk?

    Kathleen Kuznicki
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:37 am
    Do you have a website? Do you have images on your website? Do you know where those images came from? Truly, do you? If you didn’t create the images yourself or you didn’t license the images from their owner, you are probably violating copyright infringement laws. It doesn’t matter if you didn’t know; innocent infringement is still infringement! The post When Does Your Website Become Your Greatest Risk? appeared first on Exit Promise.
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  • CES 2015 Predictions

    Jonathan Tran
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    For most people, the lead up to the holidays is the most exciting time of year, but for the Shipwire team and fellow techies, patience is the name of the game. Over here, we not-so-patiently wait for January to arrive, and with it, The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). CES is the world’s gathering place for consumer technologies and we’ve been fortunate to attend for the past few years. It’s always exciting to see emerging technologies introduced and explored, and we have an annual tradition of predicting the latest and greatest innovations. Here’s what we expect to see…
  • Free Shipping Day: How retailers are taking advantage of holiday shopping

    Tony Holbrook
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Free Shipping Day 2014 Now that the craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is behind us, you can begin celebrating (or perhaps crying) over the results. Early reports are showing mixed results, depending on the type of retailer. On Black Friday, e-commerce led the way, according to the NRF. On the other hand, brick and mortar players were underwhelmed by Friday’s sales, perhaps due to other week-long sales — and something now referred to as “Black Thursday” (we haven’t given up on the more traditional reference, Thanksgiving). The past is in the past, though. With that in…
  • 9 E-commerce trends in 2015 that influence buyer experience

    Nate
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:07 pm
      With 2015 looming, it’s time once again to sift through our e-commerce stained tea leaves and make some predictions for what the new year will bring to e-commerce. Among other things, 2015 promises to boom after a heady 2014, with U.S.-based e-commerce predicted to reach $350 billion in sales by year’s end. When they finish tabulating the numbers, global sales are expected to reach $1.5 trillion. Even the holidays promise to be bigger than ever, with an estimated $617 billion in sales. We’d like to call this the year of the consumer. The customer’s always been right, but these…
  • Shipwire: Why Go?

    Stephen Searles
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:12 am
      What we’re up to At Shipwire, we’ve started to fold Go into our technology stack. In this post, I’d like to explain why, and in doing so, address some recent concerns about the language. Shipwire and I have a shared history of PHP. (We know, we’re working on it.) When we did our early development in 2007 and before, it was ubiquitous. Alternatives at the time were either ill-fit for web applications or required more than affordable commodity hardware—neither great choices for early-stage startups or young students trying to learn the Internet. Today, hardware is cheaper…
  • Open Source: Redis Client for Go

    Stephen Searles
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:14 am
      There are a number of client libraries for Redis written in Go. They generally take two forms: one which provides a connection type where you can send handwritten commands, and the other which provides a connection type with methods for the many Redis commands. The reply types typically provide a set of methods that return a string, a slice of strings, a slice of bytes, a map, etc. This leaves out my favorite Go idiom: readers and writers, so I wrote another Redis client for Go that solves this deficiency. This means when I GET a value that’s a 128 MB bulk string, I get back a reader…
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    The Brook Expert Insights Blog

  • 3 Benefits & Disadvantages of Valuing Stock with Landed Costs

    18 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    There are nearly as many metrics to consider, and valuation systems to apply, as there are products to stock. With so many options available, it’s no wonder that many find it difficult to determine the optimal way to consider their stock. Today, we’ll discuss one common way to value your stock: landed costs.
  • 7 Critical KPIs for the Best Supply Chain Management Process

    16 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    The effectiveness of a company's supply chain management can be measured in different ways, and the measurements chosen by a company are usually specific to the kind of business being done, so they will include those aspects of effectiveness which are most important to the business. For instance, a company focused on transportation would probably want to measure it on-time deliveries, and a company focused on sales might prefer to measure inventory against customer service. In general though, the key performance indicators (KPI's) established by a company illustrate the…
  • The Lowdown on Business Intelligence & Why It's Important for Your Company

    11 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    What is business intelligence?
  • 5 Tell-Tale Signs You've Outgrown Your Supply Chain Management Solution

    9 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Growing your business, increasing its customer base, expansion into new markets and introducing new or enhanced products to the market is the aim of most executives. Maintaining a robust supply chain management structure at all times is the key to the success of these aims, and should always be one of your prime considerations. Outgrowing your supply chain management solutions is one sign of corporate weakness that can be avoided or mitigated when your business consistently operates best practice strategies.
  • Pros & Cons of a 3rd Party for Food Stock Control Solutions

    4 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    In the food and beverage business, out-of-stocks often translate directly to lost profit. With ruthless competition and lean margins, those that don’t concentrate on operational details are left to fail. This is true whether you’re involved in a specialty or mainline food manufacturing and distributing, or whether you serve groceries, convenience stores, food service, or the big box stores.
 
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  • How Will MLSP Benefit my Business? See How Below…

    Larry Porter
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Since I have so many people asking me “How does MLSP help me build my business online?” Well…here you go, I wanted to take the time and do this valuable video that answers just that. All I can say is… see how by watching this video here! Enjoy!   The post How Will MLSP Benefit my Business? See How Below… appeared first on The Official Blog of Larry Porter.
  • The Basic Business Model for Marketing Online

    Larry Porter
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:31 am
    The Basic Business Model for Marketing Online Most people think that it is a breeze to just enroll someone into your business or to get them to buy a product from you. In these days and time, most people are skeptical and don’t buy unless it is a trusted credibleRead the Rest... The post The Basic Business Model for Marketing Online appeared first on The Official Blog of Larry Porter.
  • MLM Success Tips: The Importance of Building Relationships in Network Marketing

    Larry Porter
    13 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    MLM Success Tips – Why won’t they Join my Team? Why Can’t I make sales? So many people are so desperate to make a sale or to get someone to join their business to the point where most find it annoying. When it comes to making some money in thisRead the Rest... The post MLM Success Tips: The Importance of Building Relationships in Network Marketing appeared first on The Official Blog of Larry Porter.
  • Am I on the Right Path ? Life keeps getting in the Way of My Success

    Larry Porter
    7 Dec 2014 | 12:42 am
    Building My Business: Obstacles keeps getting in the way! Am I on the Right Path ? Why does it seem like life throws more curve balls as soon as you are chasing after your dreams? Just like when it comes to building your business online, the more you press toward your destiny, the moreRead the Rest... The post Am I on the Right Path ? Life keeps getting in the Way of My Success appeared first on The Official Blog of Larry Porter.
  • Mary Kay Business Strategy | The Code to Attracting The Right People

    Larry Porter
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:55 am
    Mary Kay Business Strategy | The Code to Attracting The Right People Tired of that old traditional Mary Kay business plan that doesn’t work? Yeah….. I know! Just like the Avon business strategy, Mary Kay is no different! They both use old school tactics that are only halfway effective. Therefore;Read the Rest... The post Mary Kay Business Strategy | The Code to Attracting The Right People appeared first on The Official Blog of Larry Porter.
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    MarketsandMarkets Blog

  • 3 Drivers for Sugar Substitutes Market – An Overview

    MarketsandMarkets
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:46 am
    Various food additives are commonly used to substitute sugar. These additives duplicate the sweetness of sugar but usually contain fewer calories. Sugar substitutes could be both natural and artificial, depending on the ingredients used in them. Since the past few years, the global sugar substitute market is witnessing steady growth. This growth is attributed to numerous factors including rise in the demand to awareness amongst the customers. Steady rise in demand is creating major growth in the investment prospects of the market as well. As a result, the key players in this market are…
  • Dairy Alternative Market – Overview of Vital Industry Drivers

    MarketsandMarkets
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:27 am
    People from around the world substitute dairy and dairy products for a number of reasons. Medical reasons like lactose intolerance and allergy and lifestyle choices of being vegans make rising demand for suitable replacements for these products. As a result, various alternatives for milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream and such other products are available on the market. Rising demand for the substitutes and especially the alternative beverages are expected to create strong growth prospects for the global dairy alternative market. Growth in demand for the beverages from the emerging markets and…
  • Pipeline Transportation Market – 4 Vital Market Drivers

    MarketsandMarkets
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:16 am
    Pipeline is one of the most common types of transportation modes when it comes to transporting liquids and gases. It enables transporting any chemically stable substance to distant places, which makes it highly convenient. Pipelines are often used to transport products from the petroleum and crude oil industries. Rising demand for these products along with their increasing network are expected to drive the global pipeline transportation market. The industry is expected to witness steady growth in the years to come, mainly with the technological advancements and rising demand from the emerging…
  • Cold Chain Market Driven by 3 Major Drivers – A Review

    MarketsandMarkets
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:06 am
    Freezing food products has been in practice for ages. It is considered to be the best way when it comes to preserving and expanding the lifespan of the products such as fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat and such other perishable products. Cold chain systems provide uninterrupted supply of temperature with the required controls. This supply helps distribution, transport and storage of these foods across different parts of the world. Rising demand from various geographic regions and growing demand for food are some of the basic driving factors for the global cold chain market. The industry is…
  • Convergent Billing Market – Overview of 3 Market Drivers

    MarketsandMarkets
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:54 am
    Convergent billing enables management of all the services and users for all the operators on a common platform. Convergent charging and billing solutions are commonly used in telecom industry. Rapid technological advancements in the telecommunications industry are giving way to changing patterns of customer demand and strong competition. All these factors are driving the demand for single billing platforms for the industry. This demand is driving the convergent billing market. Strong technological advancements and rise in the solutions and services in the market are expected to provide…
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  • Central Data Storage acquires marketing software provider Optyn

    Alen Malkoc
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/20/14 Chicago, IL — Central Data Storage, a leader in providing software as a service to medical and specialty professionals, has acquired Optyn and its 3,000+ customers for an undisclosed amount, including cash plus earn-out. “Optyn’s software and their team will help us serve our customers better than ever,” said CDS President/CEO Ed Conklin. “Small business owners love to use the simple marketing tool for a reason.” CDS, founded in 2008, continues its rapid growth with the acquisition and solidifies itself as a managed backup and software…
  • Mastering the Email Marketing Campaign

    Amer Grozdanic
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Tips to make sure you are on to a good start with your email marketing campaign Many businesses do not know what they want to be when they grow up. That reflects in their email marketing campaign. Since email is an important part of any marketing campaign, it is important to get all aspects of it right the first time, because the only thing which is worse than receiving a bunch of emails in your inbox from people whom you don’t really know, is receiving emails which do not make sense or fall short in some way, shape or form. The following are some of the points to keep in mind when one is…
  • Online Marketing: How to Build a Scalable Plan which Scales with You

    Louis Morales
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Some important elements of developing a strong and scalable marketing plan. As a startup or SME, developing an offline and online marketing plan which will serve its purpose, is never easy and needs a considerable amount of consideration and planning. The following are some of the most important elements of developing a strong and scalable marketing plan that will help propel your business and ensure that you enjoy long-term growth. Being Flexible Probably one of the most important aspects of developing a marketing plan is because it does not only have to do with the launch of a business, but…
  • The Secrets of Selling Successfully

    Alen Malkoc
    17 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    Selling is done the same way, whether online or off, which means that the rules of the game don’t change all that much. That being said, there are still those who think that the two modes of selling are like taming two different wild beasts at the same time. Keeping that in mind, the following lines are going to cover the secrets of selling successfully both online and offline. All Customers Want to Buy Let’s just say it as it is, everyone likes to buy new stuff, and especially new stuff. While that is true, nobody likes to be sold stuff or even told what to do. This is one of the main…
  • Email and Ezine Marketing Solutions

    Amer Grozdanic
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
      Marketing solutions to make the best out of email and ezine marketing for businesses. Email marketing comes in various shapes and forms, the following are going to be just two of those formats which one can use to increase their business. So without any further ado, let’s just get right into these marketing solutions. Opt-In “Series” Email Marketing This is by far one of the best and most underrated email marketing tactic used by businesses. This also happens to be the secret weapon of some of the most successful household names online today. This is how it works. First…
 
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  • UPS Will Conquer Its Biggest Shipping Day With Temps And Automation

    Laura Northrup
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    (So Cal Metro)While the second-to-last Monday before Christmas is usually the busiest shipping day of the year for the U.S. Postal Service and FedEx, for UPS the biggest day is today, the last Monday before the holiday. The company has invested a lot of money and technology in making sure that there isn’t a repeat of last year’s massive delay caused by bad weather and a flurry of last-minute shopping. Today, the Wall Street Journal tells us, UPS will deliver 34 million packages to homes and businesses nationwide. Its biggest weapon in fighting against a repeat of the Christmas…
  • American Apparel Confirms Ousted Founder Dov Charney Trying To Return Via Takeover

    Ashlee Kieler
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:13 am
    (Michael Kalus) Just a week after American Apparel officially bid adieu to its founder Dov Charney after a six-month suspension, the company confirmed it has been approached with a takeover offer that would reinstate the disgraced official.  Bloomberg reports that the American Apparel board is evaluating a proposed takeover valued at $1.30 to $1.40 per share, which would translate to about $226 to $243 million. The proposed deal, which was submitted by private equity firm Irving Place Capital,  would include bringing Charney back to the company in some capacity. The New York Post first…
  • Fox News Blacked Out On Dish Network In Latest Contract Fight

    Kate Cox
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:52 am
    (Zachary Rupert) It’s a rough year to be a Dish subscriber: networks just keep falling out of the lineup as the satellite TV company ends up in contract disputes with channel after channel. The latest argument has Fox News and Fox Business blacked out on Dish, and the fight looks like it’s just getting started. After weeks of negotiations, Dish and Fox were unable to agree on a continued carriage contract and the two Fox networks left the lineup for 14 million Dish subscribers over the weekend. Network carriage disputes always come with plenty of saber-rattling from both sides.
  • 5 Signs That You Shouldn’t Be Using Credit Cards

    Chris Morran
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:34 am
    (Johanna Beyenbach)Just like almost every child wants a puppy and thinks they can handle the responsibility, many adults are seduced by the promise of a line of credit and convince themselves they won’t screw it up and end up buried beneath a mountain of debt. Before you take the plunge and get a credit card, a bit of honest introspection could prevent you from trapping yourself in a plastic jail cell. The folks at Credit.com have put together profiles of the five types of people that should “avoid credit cards like the plague,” so if any of the following categories hit…
  • Fiat Chrysler Expands Takata Airbag Recall To 3.3M Across The United States

    Ashlee Kieler
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:41 am
    (Ralph Krawczyk Jr) After months of pushing back, Fiat Chrysler is finally following the lead of other major automakers. Bowing to pressure from federal regulators, the company is massively expanding their recall of vehicles with potentially defective Takata airbags that have been linked to at least five deaths so far. The New York Times reports that Fiat Chrysler will recall 3.3 million additional cars equipped with Takata-produced airbags that can spew metal fragments at drivers and passengers upon deployment. Chrysler’s expanded recall covers certain model year 2004 to 2007 Dodge Ram…
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    Strategic Thinking | Principles of Execution

  • PofE 068: How to Improve Your Organization's PPM Maturity Level

    Gerald J. Leonard
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:31 am
    The essence of an IT strategic plan is to align the IT department with the organization’s strategic intent, vision and business objectives in concert with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PofE 067: Book Review - Time Tactics of Very Successful People

    Gerald J. Leonard
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    Premise: The premise of “Time Tactics of Very Successful People”, is that we all have 24 hours in a day and that successful people and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 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! ]]
 
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    Point of View

  • 'Cheap'ster - Is Cheap Passe?

    S Vejay Anand
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:11 am
    The Tata Nano was a path-breaking product. Launched in 2009, with a price of Rs. 1 lakh/ $2000 approximately, this was indeed an invention of sorts. While everyone anticipated that the Nano would be a resounding success, the car actually flopped!Walmart was the place with “Low prices ...Always Low Prices” – a line that reinforced how cheap the merchandise was. After 19 long years, Walmart changed to become the store where you could “Save Money. Live Better”. Coca Cola had a Rs. 5 bottle in a price sensitive market like India but pulled the sku out after some time.Kishore Biyani was…
  • How Social is Social Media - The Non Social Problematic Aspects

    S Vejay Anand
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Technology and the Internet have broken barriers of communication & interaction for the common person. Tools like messenger services and more importantly social media sites like Facebook; Twitter etc. are the favored destinations for many especially the youth. There is a strong preference for communicating through Facebook, Twitter apart from texting through the various apps like Whatsapp and its ilk. It is said that there are 11 different ways of staying in contact with their friends from the comfort of their sofa or bedroom.I have seen numerous interactions between people over social…
  • India Post - The Chance to Make Itself Indispensible

    S Vejay Anand
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:57 pm
    There has been a lot off buzz when India Post collected Rs 280 crores through Cash On Delivery (COD) for e-commerce firms in the last year. While this surely something to crow about, this is just a small drop in the ocean. However this perhaps assumes much more significance on the way forward for the organization.To give an introduction - India Post has about 1.55+ lakh post offices of which 90% are in the rural areas, making it the world's largest postal network. On an average, a post office serves 21.21 sq. km area and about 7,175 people. It also has cash handling services like core banking…
  • Great Product! Great Deal! But Have You Forgotten the True Expectations of the Customer?

    S Vejay Anand
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:53 am
    The Tata Nano was a great product at a great price. Launched in 2009, it was the cheapest car in the world. History was being created; a blue ocean in the midst of all the other colored ones. Success was a forgone conclusion and there were many reasons why it should be and only one of them was that India had a population of over a billion plus and a billion aspirations.History of a different type was created and for all the wrong reasons. Most of the ingredients for success were there except that the Tata's got the positioning wrong. Nobody aspired to buy the cheapest car. A car satisfied…
  • The Update Itch - The Psychological Urge to be Upto Date

    S Vejay Anand
    6 Feb 2014 | 1:11 am
    When I bought the iphone4S I think the phone had iOS4 but with the numerous updates my phone now runs on iOS7.Anyone with a smartphone would have downloaded numerous apps. All apps have their regular updates. Updates which bring in changes in their functionality and form. Anyone with a laptop would have to update their OS regularly.Till a few years, when our world was restricted to laptops/PCs, the reason best attributed to updating the software was increased security and ofcourse correcting some bugs. These updates were few and more a hindrance. However what was arguably a choice earlier has…
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    MIT SMR Management Report

  • Seven Steps Toward Data-Orientation

    Leslie Brokaw
    7 Dec 2014 | 10:09 am
    Does it feel like your organization is data-inept? You may not be that far behind everyone else. Don’t let all the news in the business press about other companies’ analytics successes scare you — the data race is far from over. That’s the message behind Sam Ransbotham’s recent blog post “Catching Up with Scantily Clad Analytics Emperors,” at the MIT Sloan Management Review web site. “I suspect that our impressions of the analytic capabilities of others may not be entirely accurate,” Ransbotham writes. “Reporting bias and social desirability make it likely that reports of…
  • How to Evaluate Opportunity

    Leslie Brokaw
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:10 pm
    New research looks at the strategies executives use in capturing new growth opportunities. “Opportunities are more complex than people recognize. Few managers recognize that there are two components to capturing a new business opportunity: opportunity selection and opportunity execution.” That’s according to Christopher B. Bingham (Kenan-Flagler Business School), Nathan R. Furr (Marriott School of Management) and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt (Stanford University), writing in the Fall 2014 issue of MIT Sloan Management Review. Their article, “The Opportunity Paradox,” looks at what they…
  • Constructing New Narratives for New Strategic Directions

    Leslie Brokaw
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:19 pm
    “Work to construct strategic narratives is not easy, linear or straightforward,” write Sarah Kaplan (Rotman School of Management) and Wanda Orlikowski (MIT Sloan School of Management). But, they say, “managers need to engage directly with the past to shape a narrative that connects a particular understanding of history to a new future direction.” In times of great change, how can managers develop and build momentum for innovative strategies? That’s the question posed in Sarah Kaplan (Rotman School of Management) and Wanda Orlikowski (MIT Sloan School of Management) in their article…
  • Don’t Let Freeloaders Ruin Pay-As-You-Wish Pricing

    Leslie Brokaw
    9 Nov 2014 | 2:17 pm
    The obvious risk of pay-as-you-wish pricing is that customers may be tempted to offer unreasonably low payment. Here’s how companies are dealing with that fear in the real world. In “When Customers Help Set Prices” in the Summer 2014 issue of MIT Sloan Management Review, authors Marco Bertini (ESADE Business School) and Oded Koenigsberg (London Business School) lay out the pros and cons — and ins and outs — of involving customers in pricing decisions. They explain that although company-imposed pricing is common, prices can also be set in collaboration with customers and even by…
  • Capturing the “Chatter Data” That Advertisers Want

    Leslie Brokaw
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Brands are extremely interested in finding out what people are talking about on Twitter and Facebook. It’s a kind of real-time knowledge that Facebook, for one, has the ability to capture — and share. As Facebook becomes more global and more mobile-centric, it’s also becoming more versed at laying customer data over advertiser data and third-party data. One outcome is more customized experiences for its users. Another is a better ability to reach specific demographics for its advertisers. But a third outcome is the ability to “listen in” on what Facebook users, in the aggregate, are…
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    LT Copywriting - Professional Blog

  • The 5 Questions you have to ask yourself...

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    How does one become king? How does one go from being a nothing to slowly tipping the scale in their favor, until it falls into their lap? Making them the King? There is only one answer. Leverage. Leverage is the only way to go from being the bottom of the barrel to the king of the hill. But how does one gain leverage? Gradually. One gains leverage gradually. By pining their resources and time. And through time, the strategies themselves have not changed, simply the ways to implement them. Coming to the point of the conversation. The 5 Questions you have to ask yourself to figure out how…
  • Techniques of the Week: The Lucky 7 Interation

    12 Dec 2014 | 11:01 am
    Morning, This is my 7th 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 however, I am running a Twilight Zone special where everything is running backwards!!!                   With that said, let’s be off…                          The After Your customers and clients will…
  • How to get people to talk about you.

    4 Dec 2014 | 6:39 pm
    How to turn your clients into Champions And become a Referral Business. First off, You need to provide good service, be open, honest, and fair with your clients, and teach them from the beginning that you are a referral business. To begin, You need to find out the potential of your current client’s ability to become a champion for your business. As some people just are not good at referring others. That is why during your business process with your current client you find out who they are, who they know, and how much they enjoy sharing their business experience with you. After you…
  • The Best Way to Track Your Ads is the way you least expect it!

    27 Nov 2014 | 2:04 pm
    How to Track Ads On and Off Line If there is anything in this life that you need as a person. The Top 3 will be food, water, and love. If there is anything you need as a business. The Top 3 are customers, advertising, and the ability to track your advertising. As customers bring in cashflow. Advertising brings in the customers. And you have nothing unless you can track what’s effective. Therefore, let’s go over the best ways to track the effectiveness of your ads. First up is Offline Advertising. 1.      Point Of Origin Method -The best way to track ads is…
  • Are you on the Treadmill of Stagnation!?

    20 Nov 2014 | 10:46 am
    Are you on the Treadmill of Torpid Stagnation Pet Project You work. You play. Both are fine and dandy.Until you feel it... Stagnation. The feeling you get when you walk the same path… day in… day out… Slowly feeling the ground beneath you sag from how many times you have traversed it…Like running on a treadmill… getting nowhere fast.This feeling is the reason you need a Pet Project.Something exciting to work on in your off-time that can…·         Take your mind off your day-to-day mundane…
 
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    Company Rescue Blog

  • Merry Christmas!

    22 Dec 2014 | 2:46 am
    The KSA team would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year! We hope you all have a relaxing and peaceful break.  We will close at 5:00 pm tomorrow afternoon (23rd December 2014) and will re-open at 9:00 am on Monday 29th December 2014. Over New Year, we will be closed from 5:00 pm on 31st December 2014 until 9:00 am on Monday 5th January 2015.  Once again, hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. 
  • Rent Quarter Day – 25th December

    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Landlords are preparing to issue their invoices for the December rent quarter day (25th) during the mad rush over the festive period. Many retailers are relying on Christmas shopping to deliver the profits they need.  Business rates are still staggeringly high for small retailers, along with expensive rent costs. If your business is struggling, you may be able to negotiate monthly instead of quarterly payments (with little or no penalties) which would help ease pressure.  Even if there is interest charged on the overdue rent, it may still be the best solution to keep the business…
  • Newcastle business and networking event in the New Year

    15 Dec 2014 | 4:42 am
    INVITATION When: Tuesday 27th January 2015 6.00pm – 9.00pm Where:  Clarke Mairs LLP One Hood Street Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6JQ "...in with the New" As we come into an election year, with the racing certainty of a new government, it brings with it not only new challenges but also new opportunities. We therefore present an evening of talks and discussions focussing on new legal situations & solutions, a new source of alternative finance and a new approach to corporate turnaround & restructuring. This event will be of particular interest to owners, directors, interims &…
  • HMRC can demand security payments for tax

    12 Dec 2014 | 2:15 am
    If HMRC believes a company is likely to fall behind on VAT, PAYE or NIC payments, then they can demand security, usually as a cash payment or bond. In the past, these have been issued to phoenix companies to ensure they pay their debt before trading in the new company.  Since 2012, HMRC have had extra powers to demand security payments and if companies don’t pay in full, they can be taken to court and fined. A recent case in November of this year showed HMRC demanding a security payment of £70,000 from two directors and a secretary from a Berkshire-based company.  HMRC…
  • Are you eligible for R&D tax credits?

    10 Dec 2014 | 3:35 am
    Research and Development Tax Credits is a type of tax relief that many SMEs don’t actually know about!  It’s a government-backed scheme aimed at any UK company that designs or creates innovative products or conducts research. If money has been spent on developing a new product, even if the project failed, the company may be eligible in claiming back tax.  You can claim R&D tax refunds even if your company is in arrears with HMRC and it can be used of offset the total liability.   For more information and to see if you’re eligible, have a look at our…
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  • 4 Steps to a Profitable Business

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:33 pm
    Building a profitable business should be a goal for every entrepreneur! Are you ready for the New Year? 2015 is on the horizon and I’m getting really excited! I love December! It’s a time to start thinking about fresh new ideas! It’s also a time to right some wrongs and have a new start. I want to share 4 great tips with you to help you start out your New Year right and structure your business for growth. Step 1 to a Profitable Business – Know Your Perfect Customer If you’re going to grow a profitable business you must know who your perfect customer is. The world…
  • Design a Marketing Process in Your Business

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    2 Dec 2014 | 11:49 am
    Several years ago I fell flat on my face in a business. It failed mainly because I didn’t understand marketing, more specifically Internet marketing. It also failed because I didn’t have a plan or a process in my business. (Perhaps I  should mention that making money wasn’t a choice for me, it was that or lose my house.) Because I didn’t understand marketing and didn’t have the right knowledge I couldn’t reach enough people to purchase my products and services. So many people struggle in their businesses because they don’t have enough cash flow. Here’s…
  • Marketing Strategies – Integrity in Marketing

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    1 Oct 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Do you realize that over 90% of the headlines you read and hear on the news are full of BS? Yep! They’re carefully crafted to shock, seduce and manipulate you to click or not change the channel. Advertising agencies understand that we now live in a short-attention span world and they’re very well-trained to know how to get your attention. Those aren’t just headlines you’re reading my friends, they’re actually marketing strategies. Marketing strategies that unfortunately work too well. Marketing Strategies – It’s All About the Yellow The objective is…
  • 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 but as I constantly say, we must get educated. Education is key to being able to enjoy benefits of the Internet’s fruits and not have to worry about being a victim of a scam. Just a couple of days ago someone called one of my clients that by the way does use…
  • 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 you just move on? The entrepreneur that thrives in today’s world is the one that admits they’re guilty of being complacent and creates systems in their business (and lives) to defuse it.  They know that the key to growing a business is having the appropriate steps in place to avoid falling into complacency.
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    Hyrell Blog

  • How Does Your Interview Process Stack Up? [Infographic]

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:34 am
    Have you ever wondered how your company's interview process stacks up?  Have you tried to figure out how many interviews the average company conducts or how many candidates they usually interview for a position?  Well look no further, the results of Hyrell's Interview Process Survey are here! We posed our questions to over 16,000 HR contacts and compiled their expert opinions into one helpful infographic on interview best practices! This is the first of an ongoing series of short surveys designed to illuminate key areas of the recruiting and…
  • Representative Retention: Control Your Customer Service

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:57 am
    What is your current employee retention strategy? If you cannot immediately answer the question, or at least begin envisioning your current organizational approach to employee development, then we’ve already identified a core reason why you are continually hiring customer service representatives. Hiring exceptional customer service representatives results in (you guessed it) exceptional customer service. Retaining your representatives, however, nets the greatest asset of all - happy, loyal customers who recognize your level of service and an enjoyable work environment for your employees. If…
  • The 12 Headaches of the Hiring Process

    11 Dec 2014 | 9:21 am
    Here at Hyrell, we know that the Holiday Season is a time for laughter and cheer. So kick back and check out The 12 Headaches of the Hiring Process...   12 Resume Typos... Image Credit: http://www.someecards.com/usercards/viewcard/MjAxMi04MDg0MGMxYjY4NWM0MjA2  11 Incomplete Applications... Image Credit: http://www.someecards.com/usercards/viewcard/MjAxMy1kM2U5YTkxNWEzOWJkMTE1   10 Unqualified Applicants... Image Credit: http://some.ly/16aA8ZG  9 Lies On a Resume... Image…
  • Are Your Job Postings Deterring the Best Candidates?

    2 Dec 2014 | 11:11 am
    We know you want to find the best person for the job to fill your open position. But to do that, you have to make sure you are attracting (and not repelling) the best applicants. Mistakes at the start of the hiring process can leave you with a dismal applicant pool, and ultimately a bad hire for your team. So stop scaring off the best candidates by avoiding these 5 common mistakes: Unclear Job Titles When it comes to a new job, people like to know what they are getting into -- and the job title is the first thing that catches the applicant’s eye. If your company’s job title is too general…
  • How Do You Build a Solid Talent Brand?

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:07 am
    HR has not typically been responsible for a sellable “brand” for applicants. In many respects, creating the company brand is something that largely falls on the marketing or public relations department. We have all heard of a video going “viral” and an average person shooting to instant Internet stardom. However, actions of the HR department going “viral” can have negative effects. Social media has now turned the tables on employers. Millennials (who tend to be stereotyped as demanding in nature) grew up with the Internet in ways Baby Boomers and Generation X did not. They expect…
 
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    Matter Solutions

  • 10 SEO Myths Web Designers Need to Know

    Jen Mackie
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Presented at Brisbane Web Design Meetup Group, 20th November 2014 We love our monthly meetups with some of the best local web designers, developers and business people. It’s always a fun night with a creative vibe and a lively atmosphere.  ... more »
  • Social Media Image Templates

    Svanhild Egge
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Want to give your social media presence an extra kick? A little while ago, I wrote an article about Optimizing Images for Social Media, where I gave you a run through of all the different image sizes you should keep in mind  ... more »
  • How to Create a Publishing Schedule

    Ruth
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Schedules, deadlines, restrictions. Eww. As a writer, setting up a publishing schedule can be both daunting and painful. Kind of like doing your taxes actually. But did you know that it isn’t all about goals and deadlines? It’s also just  ... more »
  • SEO Tips: Link Building with Ahrefs

    Alex Chapman
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:01 am
    As a beginner SEO you can be forgiven for feeling slightly overwhelmed by the vast array of techniques and best practices that are recommended to achieve good rankings. Link building is just one of a number of ongoing tasks you  ... more »
  • 7 Best Search Operators to Help With SEO

    Jen Mackie
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    No matter how much you think you know about Google, there’s always something more we could all learn. It is an unbelievably powerful tool, but if you don’t know how to harness it, you aren’t getting the most out of  ... more »
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    Purchasing, Procurement and Supply Chain Management Insights

  • A brief history of modern supply chain management…and supply chain management best practices

    Sean Kolenko
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Written by: Sean Kolenko To both the seasoned and the novice procurement, purchasing or supply chain professional, the topic of supply chain management (and the creation of a coherent set of best practices therein) can be a source of stress. That’s because, simply put, effective supply chain management is a lot of work. The practice of supply chain management incorporates myriad concerns – environmental issues, wages as well as health and safety conditions. A varied list, to be sure. By way of definition, below is my favourite take on modern supply chain management, courtesy of the…
  • How to deliver presents to all the World’s Children

    Matt Lim
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:06 am
    Written by: Matt Lim The legend of Santa has evolved over the centuries. From the original Saint Nicholas (Nikolaos of Myra) of the 4th century all the way to the modern day red suited jolly old man being pulled by a team of reindeer, the legend of Santa has managed to live on. With large organizations trying to rekindle the meaning of Christmas with creative advertising, we decided to figure out what it would take to make Santa’s gift-giving magic a reality for the whole world. Maybe a logistically dominant organization (We’re looking at you Amazon) will even try to make this…
  • Procurify’s event with KPMG on December 4th a smash hit in the community

    Brittany Whitmore
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Written by: Brittany Whitmore Last Thursday, Procurify hosted a presentation and networking event inside the offices of KPMG, in downtown Vancouver. The topic of the evening was the cloud and SaaS for small- and medium-sized businesses; specifically, how it can be leveraged to enable and improve the purchasing function within an organization. The panel presentation featured: Herman Chandi, VP business development for Procurify; Norbert Huber, partner, management consulting, technology enablement for KPMG; and Praveen Gupta, COO and CFO for Quickmobile. The presentation and lively question…
  • What is indirect procurement software?

    Sean Kolenko
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:07 am
    Written by: Sean Kolenko About two weeks ago, we briefly discussed indirect suppliers. For a reminder of that post, click here. As a refresher (for those that just can’t be bothered to click!): Indirect costs, courtesy of businessdictionary.com, are “expenses (such as for advertising, computing, maintenance, security, supervision) incurred in joint usage and, therefore, difficult to assign to or identify with a specific cost object or cost centre (department, function, program). Indirect costs are usually constant for a wide range of output, and are grouped…
  • Driving results: How Procurify updated auto parts giant LKQ Corporation’s purchasing process

    Sean Kolenko
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Written by: Sean Kolenko LKQ Corporation is North America’s largest supplier of used auto parts – a Fortune 500 company with extensive operations throughout North America and Europe. In 2013, LKQ Corporation reported more than US$5 billion in revenue. And yet, its regional centres, specifically the Midwestern United States, were using cumbersome, inefficient email-based purchasing processes. No longer. Since adopting Procurify, LKQ Corporation’s midwest region has streamlined its purchasing process and promoted a price-conscious midnet Read on for more on how Procurify is helping LKQ…
 
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    Euro Exchange Rate NewsEuro Exchange Rate News

  • Euro to Pound (EUR/GBP) & Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Exchange Rates Firmer, Greek vote and Christmas in Focus

    Matthew Olney
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:16 am
    Euro to Pound (EUR/GBP) & Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Exchange Rates Firmer, Greek vote and Christmas in Focus The Euro to Pound (EUR/GBP) and Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rates firmed on Monday due to speculation that the single currency’s run of declines was overdone and as oil prices rose. German Data Disappoints Early in the session, the Euro came under pressure as data released in Germany showed that import prices in the Eurozone’s largest economy fell at a faster rate in November. The cause for the fall was the sharp decline in oil prices. According to the Federal…
  • EUR/GBP & EUR/USD Exchange Rates Forecast: Single currency softer ahead of Christmas Week

    Matthew Olney
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:16 am
    EUR/GBP & EUR/USD Exchange Rates Forecast: Single currency softer ahead of Christmas Week The Euro to Pound (EUR/GBP) and Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rates softened on Friday as positive economic data out of Germany and the wider Eurozone was countered by concerns over next week’s second Greek Presidential vote. Early in the session, the Euro firmed against the Pound and other peers as data out of Germany showed that consumer sentiment in the Eurozones largest economy improved to its best level in eight years as German shoppers expect the nation’s economic situation to…
  • Euro to Pound (EUR/GBP) & Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Exchange Rates Decline on Greek Election Uncertainty

    Matthew Olney
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:26 am
    Euro to Pound (EUR/GBP) & Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Exchange Rates Decline on Greek Election Uncertainty The Euro to Pound (EUR/GBP) and Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rates weakened on Thursday as growing concerns over the political situation in Greece countered positive data releases from Germany and the wider Eurozone. Greece Vote Fails, only two chances left Pressure in continuing to mount upon the single currency after Greek members of parliament failed to elect a president in their first round of voting on Wednesday evening. The failed vote means that Prime Minister Antonis…
  • EUR/GBP & EUR/USD Exchange Rates Weaker as Inflation Falls Further and on Greece Concerns

    Matthew Olney
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:55 am
    EUR/GBP & EUR/USD Exchange Rates Weaker as Inflation Falls Further and on Greece Concerns The Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) and Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rates fell on Wednesday as concerns over the political situation in Greece increased and as data showed that inflation in the Eurozone remains at dangerously low levels. Greece Concerns Forecast To Increase Greece concerns increased today as Prime Minister Antonis Samaras begins the process of trying to win support for his preferred presidential candidate. Samaras need the support of 200 members of the 300-seat parliament…
  • Euro to Pound (EUR/GBP) & Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Exchange Rates Rally on Positive Data

    Matthew Olney
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:41 am
    Euro to Pound (EUR/GBP) & Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Exchange Rates Rally on Positive Data The Euro to Pound (EUR/GBP) and Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rates strengthened on Tuesday after the single currency was supported by positive economic data out of France, Germany and the wider Eurozone. Earlier in the session, the single currency found support as a report showed that manufacturing activity in Germany rebounded in December after sliding into contraction territory in November. A separate report showed that the nation’s service sector expanded at its slowest pace in 17…
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    Midlake

  • Developing Our Capabilities to Benefit Your Business

    Midlake Products
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:24 am
    At first glance, Midlake is a company that specializes in a number of metal fabrication practices and is well known for the hinges we create. However, we’d like to think our customers can tell you that we offer a wide range of other services too. Part of our goal at Midlake is to continuously grow our capabilities, so as to provide even more benefits to our customers. We never want one of our clients to be left without a solution, even if it’s regarding something we don’t technically offer. In such a case, we’ll get hard at work finding out a way to help our customer find a way around…
  • Midlake Products Adopt a Family 2014

    Midlake Products
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:08 pm
    The holidays are a time for joy and celebration as well as a chance to give back to our local community in various ways. This year, we decided to “adopt” a local family in need by offering a little bit of assistance and hopefully giving them some holiday cheer during the Christmas season. The family has four kids, two girls aged 7 and 18 and two boys aged 12 and 17, and this year they will all have some presents to open on Christmas day! To make this gift possible, Management at Midlake Products donated both Vacation Days and a Gift Card Tree that was raffled off at our annual…
  • Going Beyond Quote and Ship in Custom Manufacturing

    Midlake Products
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:20 am
    The world of manufacturing can seem fairly black and white at times. After all, we deal in objective measurements and rely on precision. As such, the less room there is for interpretation, generally, the better. However, at Midlake, we know that a great deal of our success comes from the fact that we allow our staff flexibility in dealing with customer requests. By doing so, we can treat each customer like the individuals they are. Quote, Ship, Sell These three words represent a pretty decent summary of the business plans most manufacturers out there follow. A customer puts in a request for…
  • When the Specifications You Created Just Don’t Work

    Midlake Products
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    Manufacturing custom parts involves plenty of science, but that doesn’t necessarily mean things always turn out with the precision you had hoped for. The truth is that even with the best engineers and technology, you never know if a custom part is going to work until it’s made and ready to test in the real world. Unfortunately, we’ve heard horror stories from a number of customers who tell us about manufacturers that said that wasn’t their problem. This is not how Midlake treats customers or manufacturing. We’ll stick with the job until the part works perfectly for you. A Recent…
  • Forget Hamburgers – Have It Made Your Way in Manufacturing

    Midlake Products
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:42 am
    Although Burger King has had many slogans and ad campaigns over the years, perhaps one of their most famous has been, “Have It Your Way.” The slogan was created by the famous marketing firm BBDO back in the 70s, but was brought back into use starting in 2002. It was originally used as a method of contrasting Burger King with their rival, McDonald’s. The latter had become famous for its rigid recipes, relying on assembly-line production that usually took no actual thought on the behalf of the worker. On the other hand, at Burger King, you were assured that however you wanted your burger…
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    CHAOTICNESS

  • Europe is now rising against the multi culturalism that was forced upon them

    Gitanea
    21 Dec 2014 | 1:22 am
    The game of western destruction, just like all the other games these social democrats are throwing at the west are being called out. The last election in the United proved so and as of yet the elected have not done anything to stop this incineration of the America built with assimilating America loving immigrants in […] Europe is now rising against the multi culturalism that was forced upon them is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Europe is now rising against the multi culturalism that was forced upon them appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • Exposing the Horrendous Actions of the Recently Sold Smithfield Ham

    Steve C
    20 Dec 2014 | 7:18 pm
    It wasn’t too many years ago that Smithfield ham would agree to sell out to a Chinese company.  I knew about Smithfield ham, not only for their ham products all over the country but several years ago I had a job in an area that Smithfield ham was located. It wasn’t this exposed location but the […] Exposing the Horrendous Actions of the Recently Sold Smithfield Ham is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Exposing the Horrendous Actions of the Recently Sold Smithfield Ham appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • The Internet Control Grab in Motion

    Steve C
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Has mainstream media renamed themselves entertainment media? I mean it is like a long movie in itself watching them spew the stink of internet security breaking. I mean how convenient does it get, just a few weeks a new net neutrality plan comes to life and begins to get questioned with a big opposition and rightfully so. […] The Internet Control Grab in Motion is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post The Internet Control Grab in Motion appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • Unintended consequences with Plumeting Oil Prices

    Steve C
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Most American people are actually enjoying the lower prices when fueling up at the pump, however they are not seeing the big consequences that will arise from this temporary lowering of fuel prices. What we really need to ask ourselves is why, why suddenly this obscene drop in oil prices. Is it because our leadership […] Unintended consequences with Plumeting Oil Prices is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Unintended consequences with Plumeting Oil Prices appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • Mixed Gender Housing Now Available in Some Colleges

    Gitanea
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Beginning semester fall 2015 Yale University will implement mixed gender housing, apparently a long awaited move that has been in the works for over a year or two at Yale. Vivian Wang of the Yale Daily News reports Mixed gender housing, currently only available to upperclassmen, will be extended to sophomores beginning next fall. In […] Mixed Gender Housing Now Available in Some Colleges is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Mixed Gender Housing Now Available in Some Colleges appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
 
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    Number Direct » Articles

  • 5 Things We Could See In iTunes 12 Days Of Christmas

    Dan
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:14 am
    Games, books, music - the possibilities are endless for what might be in iTunes' 12 Days Of Christmas giveaways. But here are a few things we'd love to see. The post 5 Things We Could See In iTunes 12 Days Of Christmas appeared first on Number Direct.
  • The Best Movies On TV Before Christmas Day

    Dan
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:34 am
    Enjoy Christmas with our ultimate guide of the best films to watch on TV during this merry period on both freeview and paid-TV services from Sky or Virgin. The post The Best Movies On TV Before Christmas Day appeared first on Number Direct.
  • How To Play Your Cards Right And Reduce Your Debts This Christmas

    Kathryn Kearns
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:04 am
    It's estimated that shoppers will put £23bn on credit cards this Christmas. Don’t worry though, this guide to reducing your debts over Christmas might just help you out. The post How To Play Your Cards Right And Reduce Your Debts This Christmas appeared first on Number Direct.
  • 8 Apps That Changed Our Lives In 2014

    Kathryn Kearns
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:53 am
    We’ve seen a number of great apps roll off the conveyor belt this year. Let’s take a look at the ones that have really changed our lives in 2014. The post 8 Apps That Changed Our Lives In 2014 appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Clever Home Gadgets You Need To Be A Better Cook

    Dan
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:51 am
    Whether you consider yourself an amateur chef or find cooking an arduous task, these five clever gadgets for your home can help you out around the kitchen. The post Clever Home Gadgets You Need To Be A Better Cook appeared first on Number Direct.
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    Outer Banks Boarding Company : Latest News

  • Cyber Monday Sale 2014

    30 Nov 2014 | 10:32 am
    Cyber Monday is here!We have some great deals to offer but act fast as some are a limited to Cyber Monday only. $100 off all regular price Firewire surfboards Coupon code: cybersurf$499 Select sale Firewire surfboards Shop hereSelect wetsuits on sale Shop here20% off all OBBC apparel Coupon code: cyber20Please contact us if you have any questions or need assistance.Sale items are limited quantities and availability is not guaranteed. $100 off regular price Firewire surfboards applies to special orders as well, however delivery time could be 3-10 weeks depending on the model.
  • Firewire Surfboards Demo Day 2014

    4 May 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Firewire and Tomo are coming to Nags Head to hangout and ride waves!Swing by the shop Monday the 12th after lunch to meet some of the guys from Firewire and get the lowdown on what's new.Shaper Daniel 'Tomo' Thomson will also be here to talk about his radical surfboard designs like the Vanguard, V4 and Nano.In addition to all the fun, Firewire is offering $100 off any regular price Firewire surfboard purchased or ordered in store May 12th.The demo will begin at 5:30pm and run until about 7pm. Firewire, Tomo, and the OBBC crew will be out there with an entire quiver to demo for free.For the…
  • SUPERbrand Demo Day

    1 May 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Ever wanted to try a SUPERbrand board before dropping your hard earned cash on a fresh shred stick? Here is your chance to try out a whole quiver of SUPER boards on May 8th, waves permitting. If it is too flat to surf meet us at the shop for a chance to chat with shaper Jason Koons, Lynn Shell and a couple of their team riders.SUPER even sweetened the deal with offering $100 off SUPERbrand surfboards purchased May 8th only. That even includes custom order surfboards.For the latest info on the demo status, time, and location just give us a call at the shop, 252-441-1939, or…
  • Watch it Now, Volcom "True to This" Film

    31 Mar 2014 | 1:00 pm
    If you haven't herd the news Volcom is streaming their latest film "True to This" online. Check out some rad surf/skate/snow footage here. Also new 2014 Volcom clothing, hats, shoes, and accessories are here in the shop, stop by and grab some fresh gear.
  • Volcom Announces New Movie - "True to This"

    18 Dec 2013 | 11:28 am
    "True to This"   Volcom has set to release its newest film next year. Check the full story and preview videos on our blog, linked below.  
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    Self Made Businessman

  • How I Made $60k Buying And Building Travel Blogs Last Year

    Dave Schneider
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Last year I made about $60k in revenue buying and building websites by exploiting what was a fairly untalked about strategy among travel bloggers for quite some time. In the process, I probably invested less than $5k. I’d like to share that story here because I think it makes for an interesting case study. Now, full disclosure, in recent months I have moved away from this strategy altogether. Or perhaps to be more exact – it has moved away from me. A lot of the opportunity I was exploiting has largely dissipated on account of various exogenous factors plus the market getting…
  • Monthly Growth Report – November 2014

    Dave Schneider
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Welcome to the November monthly growth report here at SelfMadeBusinessman.com. Every month I give a status check on the progress of the website and have a candid chat with my audience about what’s working and what isn’t. You can see past monthly growth reports. Some of the main benefits of doing this are holding myself accountable on my goals, as well as keeping myself and this website “grounded”. By that I mean, it’s important to show that I do NOT have all the answers and most importantly that I don’t think I do either. These monthly reports will show…
  • Review Of SoHelpful – Does Helpful Marketing Work?

    Dave Schneider
    2 Dec 2014 | 3:55 pm
    For the last 90 days I have been using and reviewing a new startup, SoHelpful, which aims to help you find your first 100 customers through helpful marketing. In this tutorial, you will learn What is SoHelpful? How do I set up SoHelpful? What results can I expect from SoHelpful? What is it like to speak with someone on SoHelpful? And more..! Note: This post does NOT contain affiliate links, and I have no business association with SoHelpful other than the fact that I am a customer, nor did they request for me to write this review or pay me to do so. What Is SoHelpful? I came across SoHelpful…
  • The Results From My $15k Giveaway

    Dave Schneider
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    From October 16th – October 30th I ran a giveaway on my blog – the original post is here and it features over 40 companies and $15k in valued prizes. Some people may have noticed that giveaways have been popping up all over the place, and the culprit is of course this guest post on Smart Passive Income (refer to this post for a walkthru on setting up the KingSumo plugin and additional promotion techniques). I’ve seen at least a half a dozen in the last few weeks – I can only imagine how many sales that post generated for King Sumo. On the one hand, I don’t like…
  • What Do I Do All Day? Inside A Founder’s Schedule

    Dave Schneider
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Twice in recent times I’ve been confronted with the question: “What do I do all day?” And I’m sure there are plenty of people who are wondering the same thing, but out of politeness choose not to ask (not that I’d be offended – it’s a perfectly legitimate question). The truth is I do quite a bit, in fact, in September I was on the computer for nearly 300 hours. I have a lot of different professional roles, such as: Blogger Startup Founder Internet Marketer/Digital Nomad And a lot of those roles have sub roles, like Head of recruitment Designer…
 
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    Hostiee.com

  • What is International Business?

    Imtiaz Ahmed
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:10 am
    In general, International business can be defined as the exchange or transaction of goods and services among individuals and businesses in multiple countries. On other description, a specific entity such as a multi-national corporation or international business company that engages in business among multiple country. So, basically, International business are the set of transactions that are performed and carried out across national borders to satisfy the objectives of individuals, companies and organizations. Most of the international business transactions are usually interrelated and of…
  • Social Media Custom Graphics Cheat Sheet

    Riazul Islam Rejon
    13 Dec 2014 | 1:53 am
    Every day we use multiple social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and so on. All these social media platforms require different image size for decorating your profiles or pages. If you are a business owner and managing your business pages in social media websites, you must know their required graphic sizes. Today, I am going to share a Social Media Custom Graphics Cheat Sheet to you guyz. I hope it will be a good material for your social media marketing process. I have got this Infographic on Pinterest. And these superb cheat sheet was originally created by,…
  • Content Marketing Strategy – 5 Key Marketing Content Development Goals

    Isteak Ahmed
    4 Dec 2014 | 10:40 am
    Recently I came to know, one of my friends, who owns an IT farm, hired an agency for content marketing in order to build the business on perfect pillar. Therefore, the agency promised that they would be able to bring about a score of inbound leads per months. However, after releasing contents for two months and preparation of four months, he lost his very faith on that agency, as they couldn’t bring a single lead anyway. No doubt he spent heaps of money for them and with them. The story could’ve come in fully opposite manner, if he really did […] The post Content Marketing Strategy…
  • Social Media Checklist For Businesses

    Riazul Islam Rejon
    4 Dec 2014 | 2:24 am
    Managing Social Media for business is getting really tough these days. In this era of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social medias, you have to maintain a proper checklist, if you want to manage your business pages properly. Today, I am going to share an infographic about “Social Media Checklist For Businesses” from Visual.ly. You will have a quick overview of your day to day operation on your social channels. Social Media Checklist For Businesses Don’t forget to share with your friends and family. Take care. The post Social Media Checklist For Businesses…
  • 7 Ways to Take Stale Web Content to the Top of the SEO

    Isteak Ahmed
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    It’s been high time, say for the last 2 years, you’ve been working hard on your Web Content, but failed to draw the attention of traffic as you expected. You tried so hard and bet on the race, but haven’t got the response. Despite the fact that your web contents are firmly written, maintained all the standards and relevant to the subject too, but it’s simply not assembling the desired outcome. In that situation, you became frustrated and search desperately for the solution. What can you do now? What’s your role to fix such problem? Well, possibly it’s the time […] The post 7…
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  • Top 5 ways to work smarter not harder

    16 Dec 2014 | 1:20 pm
    There is so much daily pressure to get it all done. Our schedules fill up before we know it. Sometimes it’s due to our clients work, while other times we simply try to do too much. Staying “busy”... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Beat the Big Box Blues: How to Compete with the Mega Stores

    16 Dec 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Black Friday is coming up and the Big Box retailers have already stepped up their game. Black Friday has become more like Black November. Companies like Target and Best Buy have already put their... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Just Talk…

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:50 am
    I have learned so many things, as a mom, and I am still learning. I suppose we always are, for every day brings new challenges and experiences. As my children grow, I have learned that a lot of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Helping clients is our #1 priority.

    bakercreative
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Get a sneak peak to what Baker Creative has been up to. #bakercreative,#columbus, OH,#education [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top 5 indicators my company needs public relations?

    bakercreative
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Public relations can be an invaluable tool to amp up your word of mouth. It can range from educating your target audiences to repositioning your company against the competition. Many times we all... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Exit Coach Radio Show

  • Donna Serdula - LinkedIn is More About Your Future Than Your Past

    exitcoach
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Donna discusses how Social Media sites have evolved and the importance of creating and maintaining a great LinkedIn profile and page. Your friends who are business owners or self-employed NEED this information! Please share it with them by clicking on SHARE below! 
  • Adam Grant - Are you In Sync With Mobile Technology Trends? (1m)

    exitcoach
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:55 am
      Adam Grant of Alpert, Barr & Grant heads up the Mobile App Practice Group. He offers tips for getting in sync with current mobile technology trends. See the Index for more on this Topic or by this Guest. Listen on iTunes: iTunes.ExitcoachRadio.com 
  • Heath Frantzen - Don’t Let Your Business Sale Fail

    exitcoach
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:15 am
    A 1 minute excerpt from a recent interview with Heath Frantzen. Hear the full interview by entering ‘Heath Frantzen’ into our search index at www.ExitCoachRadio.com. We upload new content daily so check back often!
  • Marnie Swedberg - Finding Time for You

    exitcoach
    21 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Marnie has been a restaurant and retail store owner and the online mentor to over 14,000 leaders from over 30 countries. She also has authored 12 “How To” books, and in this episode she shares tips of how you can do it all and still have time for yourself! Do you want to work less IN your business and more ON your business but you don’t know where to start? Visit www.ExitCoachRaio.com and click on “Get My Sellability Score” under the “ACT” section. It’s free and it will help you understand where you need to work to make your business more valuable.
  • Sasha Laghonh - Are You Sure You Are on The Right Path?

    exitcoach
    20 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Sasha is the Creator of Sasha Talks, where she engages listeners and clients in Life Strategies, Wellness and Professional Coaching. To complement such coaching for individuals, intuitive insights are also available. We upload new interviews and tips every day! Share this episode with your friends and be sure to check out our episodes on iTunes!
 
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    Colin Burnett's Wealth Creation Blog

  • Entrepreneurial Skills

    colinburnett
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Developing Basic Entrepreneurial skills Are you wondering what simple entrepreneurial skills you need to become a success? Let’s dive into this topic today. I find being involved with start-ups extremely exciting. If you don’t want to build a business and turn yourself into a massive success, then you might be on the wrong page. What Entrepreneurial skills does it take to become wealthy?   entrepreneurial skills Richard Branson is just one example of someone who had made it in the world. He is an extraordinary individual and whether you like his personality or not, you have…
  • SEO Australia- The Re-up!

    colinburnett
    10 Dec 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.
  • Crazy Benefits of International Marketing

    colinburnett
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:58 pm
    If you have done business both domestically and internationally, you might have already seen the benefits of International Marketing and how it can leverage your sales and customer numbers. So what exactly am I talking about here? The Amazing Benefits of International Business International Marketing If you know much about social media o social networking, you may realize just how MASSIVE this industry is right now. When I say there are benefits of a global market, what I am focusing on is the fact that some businesses can easily access a global market. This means that for example, you might…
  • Top Backlink Generator

    colinburnett
    6 Dec 2014 | 11:51 am
    Need Help With SEO? Try The Best Backlink Generator There Is! Firstly let’s start by going through what exactly a Backlink Generator is. If you have a Web site, it’s crucial to learn about search engine optimization if you want to get more traffic and reach your goals — no matter what your aim is to do with your site. Whether you’re selling something or reaching out to people, here are some tips for using better backlinks and SEO to get seen. If you are new to SEO and backlinking and in the end making money, I NEED to give you this EMBARRASSING tip before I…
  • Let’s all Get Paid to Blog

    colinburnett
    1 Dec 2014 | 11:06 am
    Using Technology As A Unique Blogging Base Do you want to Get Paid to Blog? There are quite a few steps when learning about how to get paid to blog. You just can’t start off going all crazy and thinking that you can just create something from nothing. This probably won’t happen. Have you got a lot of friends who are maybe like this and kind of get all over the place when it comes to blogging???? Let’s go through the steps. First Step – Build Your blog Get a good service to start blogging on. The Best thing to blog with is Empower Network. Click here to get their…
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    Biz Epic

  • Free Advanced Level Adwords Tips Tutorial

    Chad Stewart
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:42 pm
    This short and invaluable 11-part Adwords tip tutorial will have you well on your way to being a wealthier, more efficient Google Adwords user. The post Free Advanced Level Adwords Tips Tutorial appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • Shocking: More Than Half of Website Traffic in 2014 is Bot Traffic

    Ivan Widjaya
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:06 am
    Incapsula, one of the leading web security services and optimizers, published Bot Traffic Report 2014, summarized in an infographic - check this out. The post Shocking: More Than Half of Website Traffic in 2014 is Bot Traffic appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • 5 Productivity Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Use

    Chad Stewart
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:42 am
    The following business apps are a must for busy entrepreneurs who don't have the resources or desire to keep a secretary on the payroll. The post 5 Productivity Apps Every Entrepreneur Should Use appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • 9 Tips for Starting a New Business in 2015

    Chad Stewart
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:57 am
    This is a rather unconventional video from a successful YouTube channel owner turned career consultant, offering 9 great tips for business startups. The post 9 Tips for Starting a New Business in 2015 appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • Here is How Marketing Works

    Ivan Widjaya
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:17 am
    Ruining things is exactly how marketing works. To give you proper insight, let us have Gary Vaynerchuk explains it - in his own infamous way. The post Here is How Marketing Works appeared first on Biz Epic.
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    Cry Baby News

  • Hello world!

    crybaby
    8 Dec 2014 | 7:31 pm
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
  • Skiing in the Colorado Rockies

    crybaby
    11 Oct 2013 | 2:39 pm
    This is an example of a WordPress post, you could edit this to put information about yourself or your site so readers know where you are coming from. You can create as many posts as you like in order to share with your readers what is on your mind. This is an example of a […]
  • The Perfect Glass of Wine

    crybaby
    11 Oct 2013 | 11:35 am
    This is an example of a WordPress post, you could edit this to put information about yourself or your site so readers know where you are coming from. You can create as many posts as you like in order to share with your readers what is on your mind. This is an example of a […]
  • Trail Running for Beginners

    crybaby
    11 Oct 2013 | 11:30 am
    This is an example of a WordPress post, you could edit this to put information about yourself or your site so readers know where you are coming from. You can create as many posts as you like in order to share with your readers what is on your mind. This is an example of a […]
  • Hawaii’s Secret Getaway Spots

    crybaby
    10 Oct 2013 | 7:56 am
    This is an example of a WordPress post, you could edit this to put information about yourself or your site so readers know where you are coming from. You can create as many posts as you like in order to share with your readers what is on your mind. This is an example of a […]
 
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • Amazon’s Struggling Fire Phone Receives Big Updates

    Carrie Ann
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:47 am
    Despite being a major flop for the company, Amazon is not yet ready to give up on its Fire Phone. The e-commerce giant has infused a major software update to attract new market and please the negligible amount of people who own the device. The new software will be made available through an over-the-air update rolled out by Amazon to the few Fire Phone users. Amazon launched the Fire phone in June to the much awaited audiences, but despite being marketed as a breakthrough in smartphone technology and boasting superior and unique 3D display the phone failed to impress its customers and hardly…
  • Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Idea May Soon Become Reality

    Anna Domanska
    22 Dec 2014 | 2:29 am
    Hyperloop is a brainchild of the famous innovator Elon Musk, the co-founder of Tesla and SpaceX. A group of expert engineers have come together to make Elon Musk’s dream of the Hyperloop, a conceptual high-speed transportation system that would transport passengers at over 800 miles per hour around the U.S. a reality. The developers said it should be ready for travel use in ten years from now. Hyperloop is a brainchild of the famous innovator Elon Musk, the co-founder of Tesla and SpaceX. In August 2013, he outlined his idea for a high-speed tube-based and relatively inexpensive model…
  • ICANN hit by Spear Phishing attack, several systems compromised

    Carrie Ann
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:33 am
    It appeared that the attack was initiated in late November and was discovered a week later. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the nonprofit organization that acts as a gatekeeper for the Internet’s IP addresses and domain names said that hackers tricked their way into its computers. The U.S.-based organization said it is investigating a Spear Phishing attack; a malicious email that spoofed the ICANN domain targeting one person or a small group of individuals leading them to reveal their network credentials. According to ICANN, one of the first things hackers did was…
  • New Investigation Finds Apple’s Failure To Protect Workers In Chinese Factories

    Anna Domanska
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:10 am
    Apple said that it disagreed with the BBC’s conclusions on labor issues in China In a documentary aired Thursday night called Apple’s Broken Promises, BBC One reports multiple instances of poor working conditions of employees inside the factory’s production line tasked with assembling Apple’s latest iPhone 6 smartphones. At a Pegatron factory just outside the outskirts of Shanghai, one of Apple’s main supply chain partners in China, there were routinely broken guidelines with unruly hours of work, poor living conditions, ID card confiscation, work meetings and underage…
  • New York plans to prohibit fracking, citing health and environmental concerns

    Anna Domanska
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:36 am
    The state has prohibited shale gas development since it began its environmental review in 2008. Wednesday’s announcement means a ban is all but etched in stone. On Wednesday, New York’s health and environmental commissioners moved forward with an effort to ban fracking across the state citing unresolved health issues, grave environmental concerns and uncertainties surrounding the controversial natural gas drilling practice. New York, which overlies part of the Marcellus shale, one of the largest natural gas deposits in the United States has also led to a drilling boom in nearby…
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    Potknox Blog

  • How to stay productive when you aren’t in office

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:16 am
    We know how terribly hard it can be to focus on your work when you aren’t in office. When you’re away from office, your boss and your colleagues, it’s harder than ever to concentrate and keep the faith that what you do, matters. Productivity hacks are one things, but the freedom of being in the comfort of your own home, wearing, eating and doing whatever you want whenever you want to, offers pure, unadulterated distractions which are a whole other ballgame, one that can throw you off yours. Not only are freelancing and working-from-home becoming commonplace practices, there…
  • Why is hiring programmers so difficult?

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    5 Dec 2014 | 2:24 am
    This was a question asked on Quora that we just couldn’t help but answer because it essentially questioned our existence as a whole. Our Marketing Major gave an insightful, well thought out reply, that we’d love to share with you: So, why is hiring engineers so G$% D#$% difficult? 1. Everybody wants them As JP Rastrullo forner staffing agency Sourcer and Recruiter. Current Talent Acquisition Specialist in the Software/Advertising industries, said on Quora, “Engineers are in high-demand. Across the board (software, hardware, mechanical, electrical etc), there are fewer…
  • Psychometric Tests in Hiring: What, Why and How

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:14 am
    To say that the importance and relevance of psychometric data is a matter of debate would be a gross understatement- parties on both sides of the issue have diametrically opposite viewpoints, but there’s no denying that there is something to talk about. Source: Clearlife UK  What Psychometric? The word psychometric essentially means “the measurement of the mind”; what Psychometric Assessments attempt to do is remove some of the ambiguity in screening processes by making it less dependent on variable factors, and more on easily quantifiable factors. Psychometric testing…
  • 4 Most Exciting Things About Working at a Startup

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:52 am
    Being startup enthusiasts ourselves, and having more than a few serial entrepreneurs in the house, we have had our fair share of the excitement and thrill of adventure that comes only with working in a startup- you gotta live it to believe it.  Here are 4 super exhilarating things about working in a startup, that make us want to get out of bed every morning: Got Ilk? When you’re sitting at the same table or in the same room for hours at a stretch, you’re bound to find out things about each other that you wouldn’t in a regular office with cubicles and distance, like the…
  • You Can Do It! Real World Advice on Getting Your Startup Published

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:48 am
    Right after we got published on YourStory and Product Hunt, we had a flood of questions from our peers which fell somewhere between “How much did you pay?” and “Who did you know?” We understood where they were coming from; just a couple of weeks back, we were spending a number of nights wondering what it would take for us to get our big break and be published on a traffic hungry site like YourStory, where one simple article can send your back links through the roof. Next we’re targeting Mashable, Tech Crunch, Next Big What, CNET and the like, because let’s face it,…
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    Tele-Center » Blog

  • Five Tips for Coaching Your Call Center Agents for Success

    Tele-Center
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Motivating call center agents to meet performance goals and expectations can be a difficult task. But helping them perform their jobs better can improve agent morale, which leads to better service calls, more satisfied customers, and ultimately, longer customer retention and fewer problems. Here are five ways to coach your call center agents for success. 1. Set Measurable Goals “Do a better job” and “Answer more calls” are not measurable. Technically, someone who only handles five calls in an hour, and increases to six, is “doing a better job” and has…
  • A Day in the Life of a Call Center Supervisor

    Tele-Center
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    Last week, we discussed a typical day for call center agents, the people on the front line of your call centers, who answer the questions and field the complaints from customers. We talked about training, the call number metrics they have to meet, and even the call reviews they take with their supervisors. So, what’s life like for said supervisors? Do they have it easier, because they’re not on the phone, or is their job just as difficult as the agents they manage? The first job of the call center supervisor is that of a cheerleader, motivator, and field commander. They’re…
  • A Day in the Life of a Call Center Agent

    Tele-Center
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    The life of a call center agent is, on the surface, what you might expect. Sit in your seat, answer as many calls as you can, and receive the occasional training. But when you look at the actual activities, there’s a lot that goes into a single day’s work. The call center agent’s goal is to get through as many calls as possible. They have numbers of calls they’re supposed to complete each hour and each shift. More is better. The more calls they can process, the more revenue they can generate for their call center clients, and the more customers’ problems they can…
  • 5 Tips for Improving Customer Loyalty

    Tele-Center
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:29 am
    We’ve all heard the old business adage that it’s cheaper to keep an existing customer than it is to find a new one. Keeping an old customer means earning their loyalty, which isn’t always easy to do. Here are five tips to help improve the loyalty of your existing customers. 1. Talk to Them on Social Media While it only seems like people have their faces buried in their phones, they’re doing it for a reason: they want to have real conversations with real people. (I know, I know. It sounded weird to me too.) People are texting, tweeting, and Facebooking, because they…
  • The Role of Political Campaign Call Centers

    Tele-Center
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
    Political campaign call centers can play an important role in upcoming elections, especially as smaller campaigns scramble to mobilize voters and increase voter turnout. When small campaigns have trouble organizing enough volunteers to begin with, setting up a phone bank can be a problem. This is where a call center is mission critical. They have a trained staff who can easily follow any scripts, measure results, and call the most number of voters within a specific period of time. Here are four factors to consider when finding a call center to manage your campaign. Do the operators “sound…
 
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    SquarePlanet

  • Maximizing Opportunity Podcast: Clothes

    Derek Rudel
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Developing our personal style gives us the opportunity to show the world who we are and what we stand for. From individual expression to workplace influence, Brian and Derek chat all things fashion in our latest episode of Maximizing Opportunities. Our guest Tim Lyons, President of Haggar Clothing Company, shares insight and inspiration on the topic. Finally in product review we discuss a saving grace for the retail shy… Zappos.
  • The Slump

    Kaylee Conrad
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:09 am
    It all starts with trust. Your messaging is your baby. Giving control of something so near and dear to your heart to a third party can sometimes feel a little unnerving. It’s kind of like sending your kid to preschool: The rational part of you knows it’s all to help them grow and become successful little people one day, but the slightly less logical part of you just wants to swaddle them in their baby blankey, read them a bedtime story and make sure they never age another day. We get it. Trust us. We’re not here to take anyone’s first borns and we’re certainly not dissing bedtime…
  • November Event Recap: We’ve Been Busy!

    Maxx Parcell
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:37 pm
    EO Workshop SquarePlanet’s own Brian Burkhart hosted a workshop for executive leaders at EO, an organization dedicated to educating and empowering entrepreneurs. Focusing on the importance of storytelling and belief-based marketing strategies, Brian challenged his audience to take a hard look in the mirror and evaluate the way they communicate and lead their businesses. After Brian’s keynote address, the audience broke out into groups to dive directly into their own strategy. According to event organizer Rachel Nielsen: “Brian posed the challenge to the business owners, and when we…
  • Deck the Ship with Boughs of Holly

    Derek Rudel
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:03 pm
    As Winter begins to settle in here in Chicago, we convinced Derek and Maxx that despite it still being November on the calendar, it was time to embrace the cold and get the office in a festive mood. We broke out the Christmas tree, train set, and after a bit more glitter than we bargained for, we’re in business! And to think, people say Orange isn’t a holiday color!
  • Maximizing Opportunity Podcast: Money

    Derek Rudel
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:49 pm
    In this episode of Maximizing Opportunity, Brian and Derek focus on something that most of us love to have but often hate to talk about: Money. The world of personal finance can be daunting. People understand that saving money and planning for the future is important, yet they might not know where to start and end up avoiding the issue all together. To help us clear things up and answer the tough questions, we brought in two seasoned veterans of the finance world: Dan Hall, VP of National Sales at The Standard, and Tom Gardner, Co-Founder and CEO of The Motley Fool. Derek and Brian then…
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    Netscribes Blog

  • Mobile phone market grows, but same cannot be said of telecom industry

    Netscribes
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am
    The past decade has witnessed an unprecedented rise in the number of people using mobile phones. In the last count, the number of people who are using mobile phones have been estimated at one-fourth of the total population of the world. And the number is only expected to grow. According to report on telecommunication market, one in five people in the USA are using smartphones at present. The numbers are similar for countries like UK and China. Thus, it is quite surprising to find that the telecommunication industry is not growing the expected rate. As a matter of fact, the growth rate of the…
  • Networking is the name of the game: giving home care products a social makeover

    Netscribes
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:27 am
    Home care products have been witnessing a spectacular growth in terms of sales and production since the last decade. Given that the demand for these products will only increase with the increase in population, the growth pattern is not likely to cease any time soon. The same can be said of social networking sites. Every moment of a person’s life gets uploaded and shared instantly in these social networking sites. So what happens when the two join hand? A robust marketing campaign for businesses that can overcome geographical, generational and class boundaries. According to recent research…
  • Electric wires and cable market in India

    Netscribes
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:23 pm
    The wire and cable market in India has come a long way, from being a small industry to a very large one, over the past decade. The industry is mostly volume driven, although it comes with a lot of technical and quality nuances. Over the last twenty years, the industry has shifted from being an unorganized sector to an organized one, although 35% of the industry continues to be a part of the unorganized sector. The market has been growing steadily, and according to recent research at Netscribes, it is expected to touch INR 572 billion by the year 2018. The wire and cables industry…
  • Investments in the electronics goods space

    Netscribes
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:27 am
    The age that we live in has rightly been dubbed the age of electronics. Each new day brings us some new innovations in the field of electronics that stretches the boundaries of our imagination. Thus, it is of little surprise that the electronics industry has been growing at a breakneck pace all around the globe. Despite the slump in economy in all the countries, the electronics sector has been witnessing steady growth. Innovations by the leading companies, growth of the IT sector, and rise in demand from growing markets like China, Brazil, and India are the factors that have been driving this…
  • Innovation driving the electric wires and cables market

    Netscribes
    2 Dec 2014 | 3:52 am
    In this age of globalization and technology, it has become increasingly important for companies and businesses to think of different and advanced solutions  in order to survive in the market. Competing for the future is not necessarily based on products and services but also but the underlying capabilities of the product or service which will differentiate it from its competition in the market. Thus, innovation in business process as well as products and services is indispensible at every step for an organization to grow. It will not only help the business to gain a competitive edge but also…
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    getAbstract Blog

  • Why Big Data Is Important for Companies Big and Small

    Hannah Litman
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:32 am
    In October, Christopher Surdak was awarded with getAbstract’s International Book Award for his outstanding Data Crush. The Information Technology veteran has over 20 years of strategy and information management experience and currently works with Hewlett-Packard, for whom he is their global subject matter expert for analytics, E-discovery and information governance. Big Data is a current “buzz” phrase in business, referencing the unlimited data we now have access to, thanks in large part, to the Internet and social media, which has made it effortless to capture and analyze information.
  • Has PR Gone Social?

    Hannah Litman
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:31 am
    Public Relations noun plural but usually singular in construction, often attributive. The activity or job of providing information about a particular person or organization to the public, so that people will regard that person or organization in a favorable way The relationship between an organization and the public The business of inducing the public to have understanding for and goodwill toward a person, firm, or institution The degree of understanding and goodwill achieved First known use of Public Relations: 1807 As the profession’s or practice’s own name suggests, PR is about…
  • Curious Leaders: Better Than the Rest?

    Peggy Eyssallenne
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:11 am
    While the notion of curiosity has been around since man first discovered fire (or perhaps, since Eve bit the apple), I have been seeing more and more articles focused around this concept and how important it is to have a curious workforce, led by even more curious leaders. While the talents and skills organizations look for change frequently over time, curiosity reigns supreme since it is a staple quality. Why is a culture of curiosity important for an organization? It guarantees sufficient information to do all the other things, such as acting decisively, promoting innovation, and knowing…
  • The 6 Best TED Talks for Communicators

    Hannah Litman
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:32 am
    TED, founded in 1984 as a one-off event, in Monterey, California, has grown into a global set of conferences sharing “Ideas Worth Spreading” in the technology, entertainment and design industries (hence, TED). The no-longer-than 18-minute talks are live-streamed over the Internet, for optimal “spread,” and are meant to be both innovative and engaging. Few disappoint. And, especially in recent years, TED Talks have gone on to achieve notoriety for their medium and their messaging; not to mention, the messengers, who have included notorious voices of the 21st-century zeitgeist, such as…
  • Winners Announced for the 2014 getAbstract International Book Award

    Linda Wohlfarth
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    A celebration of this year’s most innovative, influential, and powerful nonfiction works Every year, the world-class editors at getAbstract read through the most inspiring, outstanding, and enlightening English and German nonfiction business literature available, and choose four recipients of the getAbstract International Book Award. Here is a look at the 2014 winners announced during the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany. English Data Crush by Christopher Surdak, AMACOM A Division of American Management Association The Frackers by Gregory Zuckerman, Portfolio, Penguin USA, A Penguin Random…
 
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    Frank Diana's Blog

  • The Third Revolution

    Frank Diana
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:09 am
    I have used this picture for the better part of 18 months to describe the coming Third Revolution. The visual is getting broader exposure, so I wanted to provide a more detailed description. The blue curve is the technology progression curve. The progression of technology continues its unabated exponential rise, and leaders can only see […]
  • The CIO Discussion

    Frank Diana
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    The CIO role discussion is on fire, and conferences all over the world dedicate considerable time to the ongoing dialog. To add more meat to the discussion, the Corporate Executive Board (CEB) recently positioned Business-Led IT as a model for the future. Chris Mixter, senior director of advisory services for CEB distinguishes it from Shadow […]
  • The Maker Economy

    Frank Diana
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:41 pm
    “Any time you give the means of production to everybody, it changes the world.”   Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics So it goes with the Maker Economy – otherwise referred to as the Maker Movement. According to Industry Analyst Jeremiah Owyang, the Maker Movement puts power in the hands of people to fund, design, prototype, […]
  • Business Evolution

    Frank Diana
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:21 am
    This Presentation tells the full business evolution story articulated below. Several key drivers have positioned the next two decades to deliver a staggering – perhaps unprecedented – amount of change. The accelerating pace of business, the growing impact of digital, and several other major indicators suggest that a next generation enterprise is on the horizon. The first […]
  • The Smart City

    Frank Diana
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    Next up in this ongoing look at disruptive scenarios is the Smart City. For the first time in history, more than 50% of the world’s population lives in cities, and that percentage moves to 70% by 2050. This visual effectively captures the dramatic move towards urbanization: In addition to rapid urbanization, the global population of […]
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    Online Traffic

  • The Anatomy of Branding That Works

    admin
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Is it time to revamp, redesign, and reengage with your brand? The anatomy of  top notch branding includes: Your Story: How did your brand begin and why? What makes your brand unique?..people love stories. Your Position/Purpose: Why does your brand exist? What do you work to acheive? Personality: What stands out about your brand? What […] The post The Anatomy of Branding That Works appeared first on Online Traffic.
  • The Secret Millionaires of ClickBank…Shhh.

    admin
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Meet the silent millionaires… They don’t draw attention to themselves. They don’t brag about their achievements. And they look just like you and me. Yet they’re millionaires. And they’re not stress-filled CEOs. They didn’t inherit a bunch of cash. And they certainly didn’t win the lottery. They built their wealth on ClickBank–the world’s leading digital […] The post The Secret Millionaires of ClickBank…Shhh. appeared first on Online Traffic.
  • How You Can Use Social Networking Websites to Promote Your Blog

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Do you know what the main purpose of a social networking website is? If you are an avid internet user, you likely do. Social networking websites are online communities that make it easier for internet users to meet and communicate with each other. If you are an internet user who enjoys using the internet to […] The post How You Can Use Social Networking Websites to Promote Your Blog appeared first on Online Traffic.
  • Top 3 Advantages to Making Your Own YouTube Videos

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Are you a fan of You Tube? If you enjoy watching free videos online, from a number of different genres, you may be a huge fan of YouTube. Although many internet users only watch videos on You Tube, there are many who also post their own You Tube videos. If you have never done so […] The post Top 3 Advantages to Making Your Own YouTube Videos appeared first on Online Traffic.
  • 6 Simple Steps to Escaping the 9-to-5: Be Your Own Boss

    admin
    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.
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    Wylie Communications, Inc.

  • Pass the dollar-bill test

    Ann Wylie
    20 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    If it looks easier to read, more people will read itOne technique for making sure even a long story looks easy to read is to use Edmund Arnold’s dollar-bill test.Dollar wise Break your print copy up into chunks no larger than a dollar bill to encourage readership. Of course, placing actual dollars in your copy won’t hurt. Especially if they’re as cute as this one. Image by Kade ChanArnold, a journalist and design consultant for more than 50 years, said that no chunk of copy should stretch longer than and wider than a dollar bill.Break copy up.To keep copy chunks short and…
  • What makes it great?

    Ann Wylie
    13 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    New York Times spider story shows and tellsThe best stories ride up and down the rollercoaster of abstraction, showing for attention, then telling for meaning, then repeating the process again and again.Said the spider to the fly How can you make complex scientific, business or technical stories more interesting and easier to understand? Show as well as tell. Screen shot from The New York Times video.This New York Times piece does exactly that, adding color to a complex scientific piece with:AnalogyWordplayColloquialismsExamplesDescriptionHumorNarrative lineUnexpected Complexity in a…
  • 30-3-30 redux

    Ann Wylie
    6 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    What does Clay Schoenfeld’s rule look like today?Back in the mid-20th century, academician and communication theorist Clay Schoenfeld recommended the 30-3-30 rule. That is, you should present your message as if one-third of your audience will give you:Don’t we wish? Most of our Web visitors spend 10 seconds or less on a page.30 minutes. These folks are readers, and don’t we wish there were more of them!3 minutes. They’re not reading the text. Instead, they’re flipping, skimming and scanning for key ideas. To reach them, you need to lift your ideas off the screen…
  • Don’t waste your budget dust

    Ann Wylie
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Invest your year-end money before it gets swept away'Tis the season for many of us to use what remains of our 2014 budget … or lose it altogether. Here are five ways to invest your budget dust this year to improve communications for years to come:Use it or lose it Invest your 2014 budget dust in writing skills.Schedule 2015 writing workshops today. Lock in 2014 prices for 2015 events when you complete booking by Dec. 31. And save 5 percent when you prepay my speaking fee.Learn something new every day with Rev Up Readership Gold memberships for the whole team. Enjoy group discounts…
  • ‘He said it right’

    Ann Wylie
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Make your leads concrete and creativeWho said TV was bad for you? My West Wing binge watching is paying off with great writing tips. Here, some insights on approvals — and the right way to start a story:What Would Josh Do? What writing tips can you learn from West Wing? Image by Philip Cummings“CUT TO: INT. MARS BRIEFING REHEARSAL — DAY The TelePrompTer shows the name ‘Galileo’ on it and Sam’s head pops up. The crewmembers of the NASA Public Affairs are around the place.“SAM Who wrote this intro?“SCOTT TATE I did.“SAM You’re from…
 
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  • Five Important Questions to Ask Yourself before You Quit Your Day Job

    Guest
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:40 am
    Starting a new business takes a lot of thought, and it also takes a lot of courage. Most entrepreneurs start their business while they’re working a traditional job, and let’s face it, this is a realistic and intelligent option. Although it may mean that you’re already working long days only to get home and work […] The post Five Important Questions to Ask Yourself before You Quit Your Day Job appeared first on Web Hosting Blog | Pickaweb.co.uk. Related posts: Chris Brogan is Blunt to Small Businesses that Ignore the Internet About Chris Brogan: Best Selling Author: New York Times…
  • How to achieve the state of flow when working – and encourage it in your staff

    Guest
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:06 am
    21st-century business is incredibly fast-paced and variable, and characterized by unprecedented complexity and technological developments, high competition and high customization of product and service. Its many niche markets, arising from the need to differentiate from the multitude, are increasingly populated by knowledge workers, expected to navigate this complexity with relative ease and offer sophisticated solutions, […] The post How to achieve the state of flow when working – and encourage it in your staff appeared first on Web Hosting Blog | Pickaweb.co.uk. Related posts: How…
  • Key Tactics For Creating Landing Pages That Convert

    Guest
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:18 am
    A landing page is a dynamic portal for users to become more engaged with your business. It can be a way for them to get onto your client list or to become buying customers. A landing page is the web page potential customers see after clicking a call to action link on a web page, […] The post Key Tactics For Creating Landing Pages That Convert appeared first on Web Hosting Blog | Pickaweb.co.uk. Related posts: Marketing automation for Small Business – free or low-cost systems A Marketing Automation Tool helps the Management automate the processes... Top 5 Ways to Create an…
  • 5 Free online tools to boost your next online marketing campaign

    Guest
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
    Online marketers the world over are more than aware of just how important it is to be ‘on the ball’ with their marketing campaigns, and dedicate as much time as possible to actually creating timely and relevant content that their target market will find useful, shareable, and engaging. The only trouble is that finding the […] The post 5 Free online tools to boost your next online marketing campaign appeared first on Web Hosting Blog | Pickaweb.co.uk. Related posts: Marketing automation for Small Business – free or low-cost systems A Marketing Automation Tool helps the…
  • How Employees are the Driving Force to Business Success

    Guest
    13 Nov 2014 | 2:05 am
    Whether you sell products or services, business to business or direct to consumers, the success of your company rests squarely on the shoulders of your employees. However, this success can only be achieved when the workforce is fully engaged. As BergHind Joseph highlights once an employee is fully committed to a company, they will increase […] The post How Employees are the Driving Force to Business Success appeared first on Web Hosting Blog | Pickaweb.co.uk. Related posts: 5 Factors that Affect Productivity in Business The productivity of your workforce is probably the most…
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  • Perspectives on economic reforms in Indonesia

    ASEAN UP
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:24 am
    The recent election of Joko Widodo as the new President of Indonesia has set in motion a new series of reforms and policies for business, foreign investment and international relations. Gita Wirjawan, former trade minister of Indonesia, presents his views on the economy of Indonesia and perspectives for the coming years. Interviewed by Haslinda Amin on the margin […] The post Perspectives on economic reforms in Indonesia appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • 3 trends for business success in Southeast Asia

    ASEAN UP
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Southeast Asia is at a turning point of economic development, and three powerful trends of demography, interconnection and technology will feed its growth in the coming years. This brilliant report analysed these forces through various comparative dimensions to provide valuable business insights. In this detailed report, the team of the McKinsey Global Institute provides a fine examination […] The post 3 trends for business success in Southeast Asia appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • Overview of the oil and gas industry in Asia

    ASEAN UP
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:15 am
    Rapid economic and demographic growth will sustain a growing demand for oil and gas in Asia in the foreseeable future. This report from the Economist Intelligence Unit presents an overview of the market conditions, together with perspectives on the competition, challenges and opportunities for Asian and global oil and gas companies. For a more comfortable reading, it […] The post Overview of the oil and gas industry in Asia appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • 10 top bloggers from Malaysia

    ASEAN UP
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:35 am
    Malaysians are one of the most digital-savvy people of Southeast Asia. In this environment, these 10 top bloggers from Malaysia stand out for the quality of their blogs and experiences in critical fields for consumer, commercial or business interest: automotive, fashion, beauty, personal finance, tech, travel, food… Top blogs in English for consumer reviews and advice from Malaysia Many successful Malaysian […] The post 10 top bloggers from Malaysia appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • Adding value to the Malaysian heritage for tourism

    ASEAN UP
    10 Dec 2014 | 11:21 am
    Preserving, restoring or recycling traditional cultures and historic buildings can be a powerful asset to attract visitors and generate tourism revenues. This video presents how economic development can be balanced with the maintaining of cultural heritage and local traditions, in order to stimulate the tourism industry. Heritage preservation and recycling for tourism in Malaysia Tourism is a very […] The post Adding value to the Malaysian heritage for tourism appeared first on ASEAN UP.
 
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  • What Payments Players Want Under The Tree

    admin
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    The end is near!  Well at least in terms of holiday retail is concerned.  As the sun rises on Panic aka Super Saturday, American consumers can be split almost evenly into two groups – those who can congratulate themselves on having already completed their Christmas shopping and those who are going to a mall to do heroic combat for what they believe will be the lowest prices of the season. However, as the retail shopping … Read More »
  • Staples Breach Hit 1.16 Million Payment Cards

    admin
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    Staples on Friday (Dec. 19) said that it has now confirmed that at least 1.16 million payment cards were impacted in the breach it announced in September. It found malware at 115 of its more than 1,400 stores and is now reporting that “malware may have allowed access to some transaction data at affected stores, including cardholder names, payment card numbers, expiration dates, and card verification codes.” Staples also reported, without explanation, that is investigating … Read More »
  • PayPal: What Are You Wearing?

    admin
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    More than two-thirds of Americans wear sweats or pajamas while shopping online or on mobile devices. How do we know this? Because PayPal asked, according to eCommerceBytes. The eBay payments unit commissioned a survey of about 1,018 U.S. adults between Dec. 5-7, 2014, which found that 69 percent of those queried like to do online shopping from bed. Among other locations, 17 percent said they had shopped using a mobile device while in a restaurant, … Read More »
  • Giving Goes Mobile

    admin
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    Deck the halls, light the menorah, prepare the feast of karamu, shop ’til you drop, then ring in the new year. Wait, something is missing. That’s right, donate to charity, then countdown to 2015. In the past, the season of kindness and giving was also the season of philanthropic procrastinating as many would  literally wait until the clock ran out on December 31st to support the causes close to our hearts (and helpful in getting … Read More »
  • How To Drive Impulse Buying On The Web

    admin
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:55 am
    There’s a certain competing psychology behind impulse shopping. Retailers build their storefronts and in-store displays to maximize those opportunities, while consumers are increasingly being reminded how and why to resist the urge to purchase those high-margin items nestled near the checkout lane. Still, retailers tend to have the edge — at least in physical stores. Online shopping and the concept of impulse buying paints a different picture, especially in 2014. As research shows, roughly one-third of consumers make an impulse … Read More »
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  • Quick Cash System – What you need to know

    Charlie Mundi
    22 Dec 2014 | 1:37 am
    As the Owner of CharlesMoney.com, it is my responsibility to help you find something that works if you are trying to make money online. It is also my responsibility to prevent you from being taken and left hanging out to dry. Response to Quick Cash System – Overwhelming Apparently, Sarah Markel’s Quick Cash System has […] The post Quick Cash System – What you need to know appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • I’ve discovered the secret to getting lots of traffic

    Charlie Mundi
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:55 pm
    I’ve been away for a while, but now I am back, and better than ever. While I was gone, I discovered the traffic secret. I am in the process of putting it together for you, and it will be available the Day After Christmas. Charlie’s 3-Step Traffic Method How about this name. Here is the […] The post I’ve discovered the secret to getting lots of traffic appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • Money Making Ideas hidden beneath YouTube

    Charlie Mundi
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:18 am
    I have a unique online money making tip. You may be surprised. I’m sure you look everywhere on the internet searching for ideas on  making money online. Do you ever go to YouTube to get some good ideas? I’m sure you do. There are fantastic ideas on YouTube, but you have to know where to […] The post Money Making Ideas hidden beneath YouTube appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • Quick Cash System – Entertaining, but does it work?

    Charlie Mundi
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:48 am
    This video describes my exact experience with Sarah Markel’s Quick Cash System. Watch this video. I think you will enjoy it. After watching this video, you may be asking yourself, “What do I do? Do I download it, or move on?” I recommend you go ahead and download it. Sarah tells the truth when she […] The post Quick Cash System – Entertaining, but does it work? appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • Every Successful Business Started With An Unusual Business Idea

    Charlie Mundi
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:44 pm
    Have you ever paid attention to what a successful business owner has done, and then ask yourself, “Why didn’t I do that?” He had an unusual business idea, and followed his instincts. You are not alone. You have ideas as well. It’s time for you to follow your instincts. The next time someone pays attention […] The post Every Successful Business Started With An Unusual Business Idea appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
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  • New Hire Onboarding Process – Part 3

    Claire Hauser
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:33 am
    In part 1 and part 2 of this series we covered off on the importance of and approach to onboarding and the complete content you should cover. Now the worst mistake you can make is to set up this beautiful new hire onboarding process, and then see it fall flat! Be active in the process. Use the content plan from part 2 as a discussion guide and meet daily with the new recruit. Ask them the following questions: How did each session go? Do they have any questions? Ask them to summarise what they learnt in each session. Ask them pop quizz questions. What’s this pop quizz about? Very often, I…
  • Get Rich Schemes That Work

    Barry Cooper
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:33 am
    Get The Truth About Get Rich Schemes That Work On this website businessmanagementtips.com we deal with managing your business and squeezing every bit of performance out of your daily business activities. This is great, however what if you just “Wanna make Loads a money.” What if you can’t stop thinking, “I want to get rich quickly. I need to find a get rich quick scheme that works!” If you are reading this article it is because you’ve either been sent it by an interested party or friend, googled how to get rich quick online or have stumbled upon it and thought,…
  • New Hire Onboarding Process – Part 2

    Claire Hauser
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:14 am
    This great article follows on from our first 3 articles “3 Must do Tips for Onboarding a New Employee” “10 Top Tips for a Great First Day” and “New Hire Onboarding Process- Part 1”. Planned onboarding programmes will minimize the typical ‘6 month to 1 year’ window when employees are still finding their feet, and make you more profitable and your new hire feel more confident.  Without planned structure and content, onboarding can actually have the complete opposite effect and prolong the confusion!  This series aims to give you a clear guide to cover off on all the relevant…
  • New Hire Onboarding Process – Part 1

    Claire Hauser
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am
    I once worked at a company where on any new employee’s second day, everyone would ask: “So you came back?!” Snigger snigger. But its not funny….it creates doubt!  I’m sure after you used our last article “How to Welcome a New Employee – 10 Top Tips for a Great First Day“ to create the perfect first day experience, your new staff member had a great day. Now its time to start the real new hire onboarding process. We’ll cover this programme in 3 articles. This first one will lay out the methodology, the second will include actual content suggestions and…
  • To Make More Money, You Need More Than Pretty Colours

    Claire Hauser
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:46 pm
    The ultimate aim of any business is making money…otherwise it would be classified as a Charity or an NGO. If you already have a business, you probably want to make MORE money. Ka ching. But sometimes, especially in a corporate environment, it’s easy to get caught up in such silly details that you miss the true, raw BASICS of marketing strategy.  Smart marketing strategy, means you spend less time on which colour and font you should use on your advert, and more time focused on big picture strategy and that’s: Sell to more customers Make them buy more often and Make them spend more money…
 
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    FastUpFront Small Business Blog

  • Leverage 3D Printing in Your Small Business Without Buying a Printer

    Gary Barzel
    14 Dec 2014 | 1:42 pm
    The 3D printing industry has been generating a lot of attention lately, and it’s with good reason. While the concept has actually existed for three decades, over the past few years 3D printer technology and equipment has gotten much more accurate, faster, and cheaper. This has generated a 3D printing market for both small business [...] The post Leverage 3D Printing in Your Small Business Without Buying a Printer appeared first on FastUpFront Small Business Blog.
  • Are You Tapping into Webrooming to Increase Sales in Your Retail Store?

    Gary Barzel
    7 Dec 2014 | 12:40 am
    Not so long ago, retailers of all sizes were worried about a trend called showrooming- where consumers go to a physical store to look at a product and then shop online for that same product at a cheaper price. But according to a recent study, it seems consumer buying habits have flipped around, and that [...] The post Are You Tapping into Webrooming to Increase Sales in Your Retail Store? appeared first on FastUpFront Small Business Blog.
  • The Best POS and Accounting Apps for Small Businesses in 2015

    Gary Barzel
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
    As the year comes to an end, it’s the perfect time to take stock of how your business is performing and try to identify the areas that need improvement. Whether you and your business openly embrace technology, you have been putting off making some necessary upgrades, or you tend to be a bit technophobic, there [...] The post The Best POS and Accounting Apps for Small Businesses in 2015 appeared first on FastUpFront Small Business Blog.
  • Is Your Business Ready for Small Business Saturday?

    Gary Barzel
    16 Nov 2014 | 7:35 am
    If you own a brick and mortar store, then one of the biggest boosts you can give to your holiday sales is to be an active participant in Small Business Saturday which falls out on November 29th this year. It’s a day when communities across the US celebrate and support their local small businesses. I [...] The post Is Your Business Ready for Small Business Saturday? appeared first on FastUpFront Small Business Blog.
  • Why Hasn’t the Number of Incorporated Self Employed Gone Up?

    Gary Barzel
    6 Nov 2014 | 6:12 am
    Earlier this week I saw an interesting post by Scott Shane over at Small Business Trends. In it, he pointed out an interesting trend based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. According to the data, the number of incorporated self-employed individuals was 4 percent lower in September of this year than it was [...] The post Why Hasn’t the Number of Incorporated Self Employed Gone Up? appeared first on FastUpFront Small Business Blog.
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  • 5 Tips to Nail Your Startup Interview

    Emily Pope
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:51 am
    So you landed an interview with your dream startup. Not only have visions of this position been dancing in your head for weeks – nay, months! – but this company is truly interested. Nervous? Don’t be. Just be prepared. Interviewing at a startup may not be as formal as donning your best suit for the Big Scary Law Firm… BUT this encounter won’t be like relaxing chat with your best friend either. Before you walk through those unconventional doors into a loft, apartment, or entirely funky space, check out these tips to stay grounded, stay cool and put your best and true self…
  • Opportunity Fund Fellow Mentors Teens in Tech

    Emily Pope
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Jarret Sims, back row, third from the right. As a recipient of General Assembly’s Opportunity Fund Fellowship, it is a privilege to fulfill my responsibility to give back by volunteering 100+ hours of my time to the tech community. Working in partnership with All Star Code, a non-profit initiative that prepares qualified young men of color for full-time employment in the tech industry, I look forward to assisting in their efforts to provide mentorship, industry exposure, and intensive training in computer science. Last Saturday I attended my first All Star Code workshop, “ Design a…
  • Don’t Sell a Product, Tell Your Story

    Emily Pope
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    I’m often approached by young, aspiring entrepreneurs who ask some variation of the following: I’m interested in starting a company in [Industry] that does [Laundry list of features], so where do I start? They usually want introductions to investors and developers – rarely are they seeking advice. So I respond with a question in turn, something I know they can relate to. If not already addressed by the entrepreneur in her pitch, what’s the first question the investors on Shark Tank almost always ask? Everyone knows the answer to that. The sharks ask about the entrepreneur’s…
  • How to Get Paid What You’re Worth

    Lindsay Van Thoen
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:10 am
    As a freelancer, your goal isn’t just to make ends meet — it’s to get paid what you’re worth. This quick guide will help get you started, but you’ll have to revisit this topic throughout your career. Remember, what you charge will largely depend on your industry, your level of experience, and your area — and may also vary client-to-client. Some of these tips come from the founder of Freelancers Union, Sara Horowitz. If you want to learn more about pricing, check out her book, The Freelancers Bible. Figuring Out Fees Always take into account the following: Billable time:…
  • From Engineering to Developing: Hacking A Way to a New Career

    melanie
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Working as an engineer on major New York City projects, Andrea wanted to shift careers. He loved the problem solving and design of engineering and construction, but wanted a different challenge. Andrea decided to take BEWD to introduce him to the world of web development and he hacked his way into a new career. What brought you to GA? I wanted to change careers from the architectural engineering industry into technology in the fastest and most productive manner possible. GA provided a solid foundation for me to achieve this. What steps did you take to secure a developer position? Before the…
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    Working Capital Review

  • An MBA in an App?

    Taegan Goddard
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    The Financial Times reviews SmartUp, a London-based technology venture, backed by some of the UK’s most successful digital start-up founders, whose stated aim is “disruption” of the business education market. SmartUp’s business plan is compared to a “BuzzFeed for learning.” “Another key to SmartUp’s business plan is the idea that playing games is a better way of teaching than forcing students to learn MBA case studies by rote. This ‘gamification’ of activities is already widely used by companies in marketing campaigns to increase customer engagement, as…
  • The Work Force Crisis: Meeting Demand in 2030

    Chris Woodford
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    According to Rainer Strack, by 2030, many of the world’s largest economies will have more jobs than adult citizens to do those jobs. Strack, a Senior Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group, suggests that countries ought to look across borders for mobile and willing job seekers. But to do that, they need to start by changing the culture in their businesses. A BCG report Strack co-authored found that “the United States will need to add 26 million workers to its talent pool by 2030 to sustain the average economic growth of the two past decades (1988–2008) unless a…
  • Building an Innovation Engine in 90 Days

    Taegan Goddard
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Harvard Business Review looks at creating a “minimum viable innovation system” — the essential building blocks that allow a company to begin creating a reliable, strategically focused innovation function — within three months. “What it will require is senior management attention—most critically from some member of the top leadership team. That might be the chief executive officer or a chief innovation officer, but it doesn’t have to be. If you’re responsible for innovation in your company at the highest level, we’re talking to you. With a little help from…
  • Red State vs. Blue State: Where Will Private Equity Thrive?

    PERACS
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    With the conclusion of the midterm elections, the balance of the political landscape has shifted. Republicans now have control of the Senate, the House and hold a significant majority of governorships throughout the country. Now that the dust is settling, the private equity industry is wondering: What will this mean for private equity in the future? A 2008 study into how PE faired in blue vs. red states conducted jointly by Oliver Gottschalg of PERACS and Prof. Aviad Pe’er from NYU’s Stern School of Business may provide some insight for the future. This study analyzed historical data on…
  • What to Learn from Top Female Executives and Entrepreneurs

    Chris Woodford
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    According to a report recently released by Ernst & Young, “women start businesses at 1.5 times the rate of men and are at least half-owners of 46% of privately held firms.” While these figures look positive to female entrepreneurs at first glance, only 2% of women-owned businesses in the United States break $1 million in revenue. ABC News journalist, Clair Shipman believes that confidence is a crucial core aspect hindering female business. In her book The Confidence Code she stipulates that “women routinely underestimate their abilities while men routinely overestimate theirs.” A…
 
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  • Overcoming The Fear Of Public Speaking – My Friend Ana Story

    Gstargell
    20 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Overcoming The Fear Of Public Speaking – My Friend Ana Story: You Can Overcome Your Fears Many people associate a panic attack and public speaking. They usually have had an anxiety-producing public speaking experience. They may test that past memory of public speaking again, but often the same anxiety reaction results. People who have to speak publicly on a frequent basis and suffer from panic attacks are always searching for a panic attack remedy.   Overcoming The Fear Of Public Speaking – My Friend Ana Story: Ana’s Story   Ana had many risk factors for panic…
  • You Can Almost Guarantee Success Using This Awesome Technique

    Gstargell
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    You Can Almost Guarantee Success Using This Awesome Technique: This Is Super Simple If you were to walk up and ask successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurs what they did to succeed or fail, most of them would cite some mentor or lack of trait… Blame genetics or outside influence. But if you were to ask the exact same group if they used this secret, 99% of successful entrepreneurs would say yes – and almost all of the unsuccessful entrepreneurs would ask what you were talking about…   You Can Almost Guarantee Success Using This Awesome Technique: The Clue Is That It…
  • Things You Should Avoid When Emailing Your List

    Gstargell
    6 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Things You Should Avoid When Emailing Your List: You Have A List, Now What When you decide to have an opt-in list, it is not just a matter of sending your subscribers your promotional newsletters or catalogs. There are many things to consider in avoiding many complications. While there are so many ways you can make people subscribe to your list, there are also some things you must do to avoid subscribers from wanting to get off from your list. Aside from that, you also want to avoid any problems with the law and your internet service provider or ISP. There are now many laws and rules that are…
  • The Keys To Ignite The Creative Genius That Lies Within You

    Gstargell
    29 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Keys To Ignite The Creative Genius That Lies Within You: The Seven Keys Here are 7 ways you can instantly access your natural creativity and create anything you like. Key #1. Think Like A Child As adults we tend to think in a conditioned way aimed at showing how clever we are. Yet, as children, we were simply spontaneous and far more creative in our thinking. To re-capture your childhood curiosity, allow yourself to just wonder at things, to be completely present in the here and now, and to detach yourself from what you thought was real. Key #2. Make New Connections To be innovative…
  • The Creative Ways That You Can Make Money With One Article

    Gstargell
    22 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    The Creative Ways That You Can Make Money With One Article: Greg What Is The Secret? Would you like to know a winning formula on how to make money on the Web from writing articles? Here’s how I do it: I write an article, create 4-5 versions of it, and sell it for use by others in my same profession or provide for my team to build our incomes. In fact, just that one part of my business generates enough income to fully support myself comfortably. Just about anyone in any profession or business can copy this formula. I have written articles for executive coaches and business consultants.
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  • How to Learn From Your Mistakes

    admin
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:20 am
    It’s inevitable: we all make mistakes, hard as it is to admit it. And it’s agonizing when we realize our actions may have had a negative impact on our boss, clients, colleagues, friends, or family. In the world of coaching, we know that how one responds to a mistake is as important as what one learns from it. Here are three guidelines along with coaching questions that may help you manage your response or coach someone in your organization through a mistake. Own up: What have you done to be accountable? What apologies have you made? The key is to avoid defending the mistake. An…
  • A Key Skill for the Well Intentioned Manager

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Being a great manager means balancing the needs of your people with the results you are trying to achieve. This can be a fiendishly hard balance to strike, and maintain. For example: As managers we are expected to have the best interest of the organization as a prime objective and yet the needs of each of our direct reports are also critical. The process of balancing both is a polarity because it involves two, interdependent, correct answers to the question: “In my relationship with this person, should I be concerned about her, or should I be concerned about her ability to perform her…
  • What Great Leaders Know and Do: It’s All About the Values

    admin
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:45 am
    I’ve enjoyed telling you about the elements of the SERVE model from the first book I wrote with Mark Miller, The Secret: What Great Leaders Know and Do. Before I explain the final element, let’s review the first four, which I’ve shared over the past several weeks. The S in the SERVE model stands for See the Future and points out the importance of having a compelling vision for the future. The first E in the model stands for Engage and Develop Others and focuses on hiring the right people for the right roles and investing in their development. The R stands for Reinvent Continuously and…
  • 10 Signs You Might Be a Frankenboss (or work for one)

    admin
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:32 am
    Frankenboss – noun; 1. A mean boss that terrorizes his or her employees; 2. A boss whose behavior closely resembles that of a half-brained monster; 3. A jerk. Tomorrow is Halloween and in many workplaces around the world employees will don costumes, have a party, and enjoy the crazy and scary alter-egos of their coworkers. On Monday everyone will show up to work dressed normally and we’ll resume our regularly scheduled programming…except for those Frankenbosses. I’ve reported to a few Frankenbosses in my time and it’s not fun. Just like the Frankenstein monster portrayed in Mary…
  • Four Steps to Developing Yourself and Others

    admin
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:43 am
    In its own research into employee work passion, The Ken Blanchard Companies has found significant correlations between perceptions of leader behavior, employee affect, and subsequent intentions to stay with a company, endorse the organization as a good place to work, and perform at a high level. Developing yourself So why don’t more organizations invest in developing their leaders? What keeps them from taking steps in the right direction? “For a lot of organizations, it’s just not part of their founding DNA,” says consultant and author Scott Blanchard in the latest issue of Ignite.
 
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    Hiring For Success

  • First impressions will determine whether you get a second look

    Ciaran Ryan
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Marillyn Hewson, president of Lockheed Martin, offers up some tips for those about to enter the job market. Your first impression is what your CV says about you. Get it right, and you will get a second look. Get it wrong, and your CV will end up in the bin. I’ve hired thousands of people over the course of my career, which means I’ve read tens of thousands of resumes. I’ve seen great resumes that have helped people launch thriving careers—and, unfortunately, I’ve seen plenty that have fallen flat. A resume is your first impression on a potential employer. And in many cases, it will…
  • IT recruitment is a minefield for the inexperienced

    Ciaran Ryan
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Pauline Michell says the IT sector is a minefield for inexperienced recruiters Pauline Michell, senior specialist recruiter for the IT sector at PCS, talks about some of the transformations and developments occurring in the market in recent years, and what she believes makes an ideal candidate. Q: Pauline, what would would you say are the ideal characteristics in a candidate? Pauline: First of all I would say that there is no such thing as a perfect candidate, but there are a few key qualities you should look for in every candidate. Things like qualifications and capabilities are always high…
  • Want to bag your dream job ? You better have attitude

    Ciaran Ryan
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:50 pm
      Jean Rymer expects demand in the Travel sector to pick up from February 2015 Jean Rymer, senior specialist recruiter for Travel at PCS, reflects on some of the key changes in recruitment in recent years, and offers some advice for candidates seeking new opportunities in the job market. Q: What are the three main things you look for in a candidate? Jean: Top of the list would be experience and knowledge gained in order to do the job correctly.  That is why a detailed and updated CV is so essential.  As recruiters that is the first thing we look at when a candidate applies for a…
  • PCS Giving Back

    Gina Pond
    14 Dec 2014 | 10:11 pm
    At this time of the year, when most companies are closing for the festive seasons and to take a well deserved break with our friends and family, It’s always good to reflect on the blessings and additional privileges we have (there will always be someone who is having a harder time in life than us) So this year we decided at PCS to give back a little to a Children’s Shelter in Northworld. The lighthouse Baby shelter. On a sunny but unpredictable weather Friday (21/11/2014), a few of the volunteers from the office loaded a couple of cars with groceries, cleaning products, hot dogs, party…
  • 5 job interview mistakes you will live to regret

    Ciaran Ryan
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
    As this new, social generation of young people begin graduating from college and entering the workforce, there are a few tips I’d like to share, to help them avoid some common mistakes, says Richard Bliss of Forbes magazine. The following mistakes were made by candidates in just one month, but they’d no idea they’d made them. I’m sharing them here so you can share them with your work-bound college grad. After all, you don’t want them living at home forever… 1. Forgetting What Job You Applied For So often a young person will begin mass applying for positions in their field of…
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    Growth Everywhere

  • GE Ep 60: Ian White, CTO & Co-Founder of Sailthru on Hiring Technical Talent

    Eric
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    In today’s interview we’re talking to Ian White who is the CTO and Co-Founder of Sailthru, an online personalization technology he and his team had to bootstrap for two years while no one believed in it. Now they’re doing low seven-figure business deals and seeing much more success. Today, Ian will talk about the importance of hiring technical talent, adjusting to changes, and what you should do when a member of your team is no longer a good fit. Keypoint Takeaways: Running with a good idea & starting a company at the worst possible time After explaining how he met Neil Capel who…
  • GB Ep 24: 10 Rules for Hiring an Ideal Client

    Eric
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    Welcome to another episode of Growth Bites. Today we’re talking about the 10 rules for selecting and hiring an ideal client. Last episode we discussed when you should fire a client, but these 10 rules will help you avoid the bad apples. When you’re first starting out in a service based business, you kind of have to take what you can get; but eventually you get to be a little more selective. [01:32] Rule #1: Believe in their product or service. When you’re working with someone and helping them build something, you have to believe in what they’re doing, otherwise it will…
  • GB Ep 23: When You Should Fire Clients

    Eric
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    Working in a service-based business like Internet marketing means clients will at times be unhappy and expect more than is realistic. But whether or not you’re delivering exactly what they want or need time to test a campaign, it’s important to figure out your ideal client profile and fire the clients that aren’t a good fit for your company. Here are some things to keep in mind. Running a service based business means clients will be pissed off at some point or another. Ideally you want to set an ideal client profile to find the right relationships. [01:22] Think about how…
  • GB Ep 22: How to Develop Writer’s Guidelines for Your Blog Posts

    Eric
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    If you’re a blogger or working on your content marketing, it’s important to set-up blogging guidelines and organize your content marketing. This is especially crucial if you’re going to hire outside writers and use a team to help with your content needs. After evaluating and testing your writers, it’s time to lay out some criteria. [01:49] I use Google docs and Hackpad to help organize my guidelines and goals. [01:46] In general, I want my blog posts to be approximately 1,500 to 2,000 words. There is data that backs up the more length you have, the more attractive…
  • GB Ep 21: The Benefits of Joining a Mastermind Group

    Eric
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    Are you thinking about joining or starting your own mastermind group? Today on Growth Bites we’re talking about how you can benefit from  joining an entrepreneurs forum, organization or other group to get professional feedback and guidance. A mastermind group is also a great way to hold yourself accountable to your goals and progress. A mastermind is a group of people from various professions that serve as your own little board of directors. [01:30] It’s difficult to go to friends and talk about your business as an entrepreneur. Meanwhile, like-minded individuals with similar…
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    Business Banter

  • Sales Cycle: 3 Advanced Methods For Asking Follow Up Questions

    Marius Fermi
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:17 am
    Going through the sales cycle successfully is all down to you understanding your customer which can really only be done by asking plenty of questions and have the right follow up questions ready to go. Below are 3 advanced methods for follow up questioning, all of them carry a high risk of insulting the customer […]
  • How To Handle A Client With Excessive Expectations Through Business Coaching

    Sean McPheat
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:31 am
    Project managers and freelancers around the world can all agree that one of the most dreaded aspects of this type of work is dealing with clients engaging in scope creep. Acquiring the right business coaching can help you through this better. Professionals often experience significant levels of stress when working on a project that seems […]
  • Small Business Advice: How to Turn Around a Business in Trouble

    Keith Tully
    28 Nov 2014 | 5:22 am
    Small businesses face a wide and varied array of pressures at any given moment and need to often consider receiving small business advice. Any sector of operations is likely to involve lively competition and maintaining sustainable growth can be extremely challenging. In fact, for many thousands of small companies, simply staying afloat is the real challenge and […]
  • The Biggest Lie Taught in Creative Writing

    Tania Dakka
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:22 am
    The avatar is the biggest joke in copywriting. And you’ve probably fallen patsy to it. We all have at some point. We’re taught when we start creative writing copy for our businesses that the “avatar” is a must-have. If you don’t know WHO you’re writing to, how can you write to them? That’s the lesson […]
  • How To Refer People To Others Without Losing Your Business Network Friends

    Lirone Glikman
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:40 am
    I want to tell you a story about an old high school friend of mine. We weren’t in touch much through the years, but I knew she was studying to be an interior designer. And so, the business networking story begins… A couple of months ago she called me and asked if I could connect […]
 
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    Valentine Okolo

  • How Do i Ensure My Customer Service Representatives Deliver Exceptional Service This Holiday Season?

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

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

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

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

    Valentine Okolo
    27 Nov 2014 | 3:27 pm
    What is customer service? Have you ever stopped to really think about this question? We have trained literally thousands of people and hundreds of organisations in customer service. No matter who the person or what the organisation, the answer to this question is always generic. They will say: “Customer service is about giving customers what they want” or perhaps “it’s about satisfying customers” some times they will say that it is about “making customers happy.”While at first glance these answers may sound correct, nothing could be further from the truth. Say for example that…
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    AtoZ Economy

  • Credit Acceptance Corp. Stock Analysis

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

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

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

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

    Gokay Islamoglu
    4 Dec 2014 | 2:22 am
    Economics is the study of human behavior. Why? Because we can use and see economics in the every aspect of our life. From small grocery store to big shopping mall, from one house-wife to CEO we can see that. But Is it only for concrete things? I don't think so. Economics are in the religions, beliefs, traditions. In this short article, I'm going to explain the two basics of Islamic economy which are prohibition of Interest Rate and Zekat (alms giving).If you think that `oh, what the hell? Terrorists and Economy?` please stop reading, go away and live with your stupid stereotype.Islamic…
 
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    Open Door HR

  • Developing Line Managers

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

    Judy Lindenberger
    29 Nov 2014 | 11:41 am
    This time of year is a time for reflection and gratitude. At The Lindenberger Group, we know we couldn’t survive without our incredible customers. We’re so grateful that these amazing businesses have entrusted us. We want to give our customers the chance to succeed in a big way and are grateful they’re letting us come along for the ride! We noticed that many of our customers are grateful for us as well, which makes us even more grateful! With that in mind, here are some of our customer quotes for November: We’ve certainly accomplished a lot so far and there is still much more to…
  • Women Networking with Women Pays Off

    Judy Lindenberger
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:02 am
    It’s been said that it all depends on who you know. And who you know might depend on how well and how often you network with others, even when there’s no immediate payoff. I have been a member of a local women’s networking group for nine years and at the last meeting I attended I was thrilled to hear that it is expanding nationally. I was curious how this small group of women, who meet several times throughout the year in the Princeton, New Jersey area, had grown so I asked Tracy Fink, Marketing Director with CohnReznick, a top ten accounting and consulting firm in the US, (see…
  • So You Think You Can Dance …. your way into a career in HR?

    Judy Lindenberger
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:25 pm
    The first thing I wanted to be when I grew up was a Rockette and dance at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. However, I didn’t take dance lessons and my dancing ability is only slightly better than Elaine Benes from the TV series, Seinfeld. If you’ve seen Elaine dance, you know that my career as a Rockette never took off. I made my way into Human Resources instead by getting an MBA in Human Resource Management and taking jobs as a trainer, HR generalist and HR director.  It took a lot of education, experience and mentoring to get it right. Yet, as a human resources consultancy…
  • Learning from the Best HR Bloggers

    Judy Lindenberger
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    If you search the Internet for the best HR blogs, two that make the top of every list are Evil HR Lady and HR Bartender. In her blog, Suzanne Lucas, otherwise known as the Evil HR Lady, answers questions, posts tips, and has garnered a large following. Sharlyn Lauby, creator of HR Bartender, cleverly compares herself to a bartender – “that friendly face who’s there when you need them” – and blogs about human resources and social media, as well as food and drink. Because I want to attract more readers to my blog, Open Door HR, I contacted Suzanne and Sharlyn to ask them a few…
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    2nd Career Entrepreneurs with Marcia Steele

  • Podcast 008: 3 Lessons Learned in 2014

    small business insights for entrepreneurs and mature professionals who want to make more money
    8 Dec 2014 | 3:20 pm
    Wyou need a WILL and how to do one without an attorney. Three powerful lessons learned in 2014. How to tweak your gift giving this Christmas.
  • Podcast 007: Increasing Cash Flow with an MVP

    small business insights for entrepreneurs and mature professionals who want to make more money
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    The goal of every business is to be profitable. How can you increase cash flow with an MVP.
  • Podcast 006: How You Think is Everything

    small business insights for entrepreneurs and mature professionals who want to make more money
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:19 am
    There are two shifts in mind-set that will greatly impact the success of every entrepreneur’s business.
  • Podcast 005: Money and Passion

    small business insights for entrepreneurs and mature professionals who want to make more money
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    How important is passion when determing what kind of products or serives to offer?
  • Podcast 004: Always VisonYour Life Before Business

    small business insights for entrepreneurs and mature professionals who want to make more money
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Over the years of working with small business owners this is the number one mistake I see most often. The mind wants to shift into planning the business but this is not where you should start. Let us explore why.
 
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    Thrive! Europe

  • Continuity and Resilience Think-tanks

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

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

    DRI International
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:13 am
    On October 8, 2014, DRI President Al Berman was in London to participate in a round-table workshop titled “Cyber Resiliency Beyond IT: Crafting an Integrated and Multi-Disciplinary Approach to a Clear and Present Danger” presented by the New York University Global Risk Network, London First, and Continuity Insurance and Risk (CIR).  The workshop was run in conjunction with the World Cities Conference. Topics covered included “Key Types of Attaches: Current and Future”, “Next Steps for Joint Public/Private Action” and  “Impacts: Common and…
  • Business Resiliency Awareness in Southern European Countries

    DRI International
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:49 am
    ManelHerrerVázquez Business Resiliency is a topic without a very long history. The oldest standards, developed in Anglo-Saxon countries, such as England (BS 25999), Australia (HB 292-2006) or the US (NIMS, ICS, ANSI/ASIS SPC.1-2009), only date back to 2006. The first global standard, the ISO 22301 (based on the BS 25999), was published just two years ago, in 2012. Nevertheless, in these English speaking countries, fully operational Business Resiliency Programs (including testing, simulations and awareness activities) have been in place since the early 1990s. These programs covered Incident…
  • IDRC 2014 a Great Success!

    DRI International
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:29 am
    This year, DRI International was a proud sponsor of Global Risk Forum’s 5th International Disaster and Rick Conference IDRC 2014 in Davos, Switzerland. Chloe Demrovsky, Executive Director of DRI International, was honored to be among the speakers this year.  “The IDRC is a critical event for the global movement for disaster risk reduction.  The outcomes of the event will be a terrific addition to the discourse leading up to the launch of the post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (HFA2) in Sendai next year,” said Demrovsky. Demrovsky’s presentation from the event…
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    Common Sense Development

  • Shhh, Do Not Listen to Those Who Speak the Loudest

    Mark Zarr
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Ever notice how those that speak the loudest always seem to be naysayers and complainers? You know who I am talking about - every business and organization has them. The people who always resist change, who can find the negative in any plan. They have an opinion about everything and seem to be most productive at destroying new ideas.The post Shhh, Do Not Listen to Those Who Speak the Loudest appeared first on Common Sense Development.
  • The Cold: Putting Faith in Front of the Things We Cannot Control

    Mark Zarr
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:31 pm
    the cold and I have never gotten along. There is just something about it that makes me angry. Perhaps, it is because it can beat you up and you can’t do anything about it.The post The Cold: Putting Faith in Front of the Things We Cannot Control appeared first on Common Sense Development.
  • Beating the Small Business Blues

    Mark Zarr
    5 Dec 2014 | 11:44 am
    I know first hand just how hard being a small business owner can be. Some days, we all just feel like throwing in the towel. Everyone and everything seems to be coming at us all at once. Bills are due, the phone has been ringing nonstop but only with people looking to sell you things, projects are running behind, and you still have to find some time to make it to a networking event or two for some new client prospecting.The post Beating the Small Business Blues appeared first on Common Sense Development.
  • Depression With Christianity: My Story About a God Who is BIGGER Than all the Rhetoric

    Mark Zarr
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:26 am
    For most of my life, I have struggled with one thing in particular: how can I be a Christian and also be battling against depression? I hear so many Christians say things like, “There is only joy for Christians,” or “People don’t need antidepressants, they just need Jesus.” I even read an article recently that talked about how the counselling industry should be done away with, and people should only seek guidance and help from a pastor or elder of their church.The post Depression With Christianity: My Story About a God Who is BIGGER Than all the Rhetoric appeared first on Common…
  • Change is all About the Why

    Mark Zarr
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:06 pm
    Neverless, change is necessary for progress, even for survival. So, how do you help get everyone on board? Shoot, how do you really get yourself on board? I have heard many theories on this topic. Most revolve around having a solid structure, plan, system, and deadline in place for implementing change.The post Change is all About the Why appeared first on Common Sense Development.
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    Every Question Has Its Answer - Recent questions

  • The Recognition of Hip Hop Jewelry

    20 Dec 2014 | 2:15 am
    In the Hip-Hop Entire world, jewelry and "bling" are a will have to.Lack of hip-hop jewelry shows you haven't created it in the hip-hop market, or you just aren't neat ample to particular men and women. Name brand name jewellery with heaps and heaps of diamonds, gold, and silver. It should be significant for males, and chains are a major element of your day to day life as a male artist.For females, you must have great, high-priced earrings, and substantial diamond rings. The jewellery you have on demonstrates your frame of mind, your model, and basically how into large hip hop jewellery web…
  • Three Ways To Keep Your Tummy Tuck Growing Without Burning The Midnight Oil

    19 Dec 2014 | 4:25 am
    Dr. Farella: was a god send. What a delight to satisfy such a passionate surgeon with a very warm bed-side manner and such astonishing results. He's a perfectionist! He truly wants one to be joyful and gives you exactly what you require. I recently went to his office for liposuction of my tummy. I had the infamous "baby pouch" after two pregnancies.You could be wondering what, if some thing - is the big difference between padded panties for women and silicone butt pads. Properly to begin, most cushioned undies arrive with the routine foam pad inserts, or have produced in pads that cannot be…
  • Help to make your fanpage popular on FB by using LikesMedia effortlessly.

    13 Dec 2014 | 4:56 am
    This isn't a simple task to generate people just like you or just know about your provider inspite of the lifetime of Internet. the net is now so effective and additionally well known it is currently being utilized by just huge numbers of consumers from all around the planet. That tends to make everything the tougher to utilize since the electronic entire world has turn into a very reasonably competitive market. This is where the aid of obtaining facebook likes will come in. there are always a good deal of firms furnishing you with a staff of social websites industry experts. Their main…
  • Seven Unique Approaches To Improve Your Fb Fans

    7 Dec 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Facebook has turned into a key element of most peoplea"s lifestyle right this moment. It's an important social media marketing platform that permits a user to do a number of responsibilities from a synchronized account. It's not only a social media software, but additionally a number one marketing resource for small business owners as well as great corporations aiming to earn significantly more profits.a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.fansshop.org/">img src="http://socialseomart.com/images/ssmfbbox.png" alt="buy targeted facebook fans" title="buying facebook likes" style = "float:right;…
  • The proper ideas for Instagram .com Internet marketing

    7 Dec 2014 | 4:25 am
    These days Instagram can be used by lots of people for sharing movies and images. Everyday pictures and videos acquire a larger sense of meaning as numerous people reach appreciate and / or condemn your seized memories. besides that, Instagram. com operates like a social networking that is predicated on having friends or maybe fans. Instagram users, thus, make an effort to obtain further likes. Likes and followers are linked, the significantly more likes you obtain the a great deal more followers you'll likely have. There're lots of profitable simple ways on the best way to have Instagram…
 
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    StartUp FASHION

  • Your 2015 Fashion Business Financial Plan Checklist

    Francesca LaRaque
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s a new year and a fresh start for your business.  You’re probably thinking of one thousand designs, marketing ideas, and press outreach that you want to implement into your fashion business, but what about your finances? It’s often the forgotten part –but probably one of the most important—about growing your fashion business. You probably saw our 2015 Fashion Business Marketing Checklist. Now we’re going to provide you with a financial plan checklist to help you look back at 2014, approach the new year, and guide your thought process to make healthier financial decisions.
  • Independent Label Camilla J Couture Takes Us Behind the Scenes of an Emerging Brand

    Nicole Giordano
    21 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Last week independent designer Camille Forde, founder of Camilla J Couture, took over our Instagram to share with everyone a day in the life of an emerging brand. It was so great to get a little peek into her luxurious apparel brand. Camille is a very talented designer based in New York, NY and a member of the StartUp FASHION community. It has been so nice connecting with Camille as she works to build her brand; the evolution has been inspiring and impressive. Below is our interview with Camille, where she tells us about how she runs her business and what she’s learned as an…
  • Cara Marie Piazza Natural Dye Prints

    Jessica Bucci
    20 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    When it comes to natural dyes Cara Marie Piazza is a magician, creating brilliant hues and eye-catching patterns not usually seen in this particular medium. (In fact, her beautiful process photos kept distracting me from writing this.) Piazza creates all of her pieces locally in NYC, and is careful about ethically sourcing all of her materials, from dyes to fabrics. The result is the designer’s eponymous label, which features trendy silhouettes that are transformed by their unique surface treatments. While natural dyeing is typically associated with earthy, muted tones, Piazza manages to…
  • Friday Fashion Business Tip: Look for Patterns in Your Business

    Nicole Giordano
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    As our businesses grow and we are faced with making decisions on direction and product offering, a mistake a lot of us make is to try to please everyone. That’s a problem. We’re never going to please everyone. So stop trying. Instead, zero in on your core customers and look at how and what they value in your business. Look for patterns in behavior — purchasing patterns, word of mouth marketing patterns, reviews patterns, lack of interest patterns, and then build your new ideas and business direction around what you learn. By paying attention to the patterns you see in your…
  • Prepare for the Holiday Aftermath: Tips for Inventory Turnover

    Kajal Sanghrajka
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    With everyone’s focus on maximizing the holiday sales – one thing that is often overlooked is what to do with excess stock when the January hangover begins. People spend less, it’s cold outside and you are left with unsold goods that you hadn’t planned how to turn into cash quickly. Here are a few ideas I’ve learned along the start up journey to help you with inventory turnover. Consignment online and in stores Consignment sales are generally met with alarm bells from business advisers. However, any unsold goods you have are taking up storage space and are not…
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    Newsweaver

  • 5 internal communication trends to watch in 2015

    denise cox
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:32 am
    It’s that time of year. Time to assess the past year and reflect on the year ahead. What are the five internal communication trends emerging for 2015? From treating employees like consumers to the inbox revolution, here are my five predictions. My predictions include going mobile, the new inbox, employees as consumers, video as storyteller and measurement.  While some of these predictions, such as measurement, have been much discussed for years – it’s now mission-critical to address them. I’ve had the opportunity to work with many IC professionals as guests on my webinars, talked…
  • The role of IC in leading change

    dmurphy
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    The post The role of IC in leading change appeared first on Newsweaver.
  • Transforming IC – how an award winning did it

    Emma Hanley
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:59 am
      In this webinar denise cox, Lead Comms Consultant for Newsweaver, will be joined by Richard Donovan, Head of Internal Communications, UK&I at Experian. What you will learn: Why and how to bring the organization’s story to life Leveraging a multichannel approach to comms Managing employee communications during an external crisis The value of producing line manager communication kits Benchmarking and measuring progress How Experian reduced information overload WATCH NOW The post Transforming IC – how an award winning did it appeared first on Newsweaver.
  • QA Engineer

    Emma Hanley
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:24 am
    If you love technology and innovation, this is the role for you. In Newsweaver, QA Engineers work in partnership with Software Developers from solution inception, to evaluate for performance, scalability, security and reliability. We believe in continuous learning and innovation and encourage weekly research time. Products are developed using agile development methodologies in a relaxed environment. Our team participates in weekly tech talks where we explore and discuss new and exciting technologies. We also offer a choice of hardware from windows, linux to mac. Reporting to the Software…
  • Introducing our free IC grader – immediately benchmark your Internal Communication

    denise cox
    8 Dec 2014 | 4:34 am
      Email remains a top channel for corporate internal communications. How does your use of email measure up against internal communications best practices in your industry? Find out with our free IC Grader tool. It takes just a few minutes to fill out – you’ll immediately get a benchmark score against industry best practice. Plus, a customized report to download – giving tips for improving your email comms performance and results. Email: The top go-to Internal Communications channel Over 1,200 communicators participated in our recent Internal Communications surveys…
 
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    Thinkwealthmagazine.com

  • How Did You Get Where You Are?

    Ted Santos
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    thinkwealth magazine | the art of business successIf we look at our lives, we each live in a world of our own. Our world consists of friends, family, work, recreation, etc. And that is where we are.The number 1 lifestyle magazine dedicated to building entrepreneurs and creating business success.
  • Do the Things That Others Won’t

    Lisa Ryan
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:10 am
    thinkwealth magazine | the art of business successRemember to do the hard things now and your life will become easy. If you take the easy road now, your life will probably get much harder.The number 1 lifestyle magazine dedicated to building entrepreneurs and creating business success.
  • Effective Planning in 6 Easy Steps

    Richard Brody
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:11 am
    thinkwealth magazine | the art of business successThere is probably nothing more essential and necessary in becoming an effective, meaningful and productive leader, than to be trained to become a better planner.The number 1 lifestyle magazine dedicated to building entrepreneurs and creating business success.
  • Inspiration Quotes from Richard Branson

    The Editor
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:10 am
    thinkwealth magazine | the art of business successWhether you're in the early stages of your business start-up or looking for some inspiration to keep going, we've compiled Richard Brandson's quotes to get to going..The number 1 lifestyle magazine dedicated to building entrepreneurs and creating business success.
  • The 7 Habits of a Successful Entrepreneur

    Vukani Nxumalo
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:09 am
    thinkwealth magazine | the art of business successThere are many different ways to you can be a successful entrepreneur. You can try them all or you can learn from the lessons of other successful Entrepreneurs.The number 1 lifestyle magazine dedicated to building entrepreneurs and creating business success.
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    Securities Law and Going Public Lawyers

  • Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

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    1 Jan 2101 | 6:23 am
    Going Public Lawyer  Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and quantities of regulations with which issuers must become familiar.   Despite the risks even in a down economy, the U.S. market remains one... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • Fugitive Ponzi Schemer Uses Proceeds to Cryogenically Freeze Wife

    securities-lawyer-101
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:28 am
    Going Public LawyerPonzi schemes are nothing new, but unwary investors continue to fall for them, lured by the prospect of improbably large returns.  Typically, the scammers who run these frauds make few actual investments in the markets; they simply keep the money they collect for themselves.  Should an investor seek to withdraw all or some of the funds said to be in... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • Secondary Registration Statements

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    22 Dec 2014 | 6:08 am
    Going Public LawyerSecurities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public transactions can be structured a variety of ways.  Many going public transactions involve the filing of a secondary registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) registering shares held by existing stockholders so that the issuer can meet FINRA’s requirements.This type of offering is known as a  secondary offering or secondary registration statement.  In a secondary... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • Form S-3 Registration Statements

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    22 Dec 2014 | 6:01 am
    Going Public LawyerForm S-3 is a short-form registration statement that consists primarily of information about the specific transaction.  Only certain eligible issuers can register a securities offering on Form S-3 upon completion of their going public transaction.  Most of the information required by Regulation S-K can be incorporated by reference from the issuer’s current and future periodic reports and proxy statements filed... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • Going Public Forms

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    22 Dec 2014 | 4:24 am
    Going Public LawyerOne of the primary purposes of the federal securities laws is to require companies making a public offering of securities to disclose material business and financial information so that investors may make informed investment decisions. The securities laws require issuers to file registration statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission, setting forth these disclosures, before offering their securities to the public. Many issuers... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
 
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    Body Transformation Nation

  • CT-50 Workout 3 Summary – Quick Look at the Gym

    admin
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:16 pm
    My goal for the first week was to complete the first 3 workouts and finally break down that barrier of getting started. The CT-50 Workout schedule is very flexible, and a thing to keep in mind is that these workouts are only 10-20 minutes long. So there really is no reason for anyone to not have the time to do them.  You just have to trade in some of your valuable “sitting on the couch time” for a quick workout.   Quick Workout Summary Exercises from This Workout Down Dog to Up Dog Here is a screenshot from the video on how to do body rows with a TRX Suspension.   The…
  • CT-50 Workout #2 Video Summary – and EPOC Explained

    admin
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
    In the second workout of the CT-50 workout series I pushed myself a bit harder than on day 1.  Admittedly I ended up pushing myself a bit too hard and was nauseous after the 13 minute workout.  I had mentioned in my Workout 1 summary that I wasn’t going to change my diet during the first month.  Since I threw up twice after the second workout I think there are some changes I will make to my diet, such as not eating pizza 90 minutes before one of these workouts (trust me, don’t do it). Why Are The CT-50 Workouts so Efficient? These workouts are really thought out and have the…
  • CT-50 Workout – Day 1

    admin
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:01 am
    I started and finished my first workout on Monday December 1st.  I did the first workout in the CT-50 series and I’m glad it starts simple.  A simple self paced workout is exactly what I need which is why I chose this system from Tyler Bramlett.  I met Tyler Bramlett back at the Fitness Business Summit in Costa Mesa, CA back in March of 2013. Fitness Business Summit 2013 I’m in the back row to the right (you can only see my hand, look for the FAT hand)   I work with a lot of online fitness professionals and it was a good time for me to be able to go out and meet several of…
  • Mentally Preparing for Success

    admin
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:37 am
    One of the first things that you must do to succeed in anything whether it be health or business is to form a concise goal in your mind and believe that you can achieve it.  In the classic book Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill he states that “whatever you can conceive, and believe, you can achieve“.  These words are so true and still ring in my head today over 15 years after reading the book and using the goal setting techniques so that I could switch careers from being a personal trainer to becoming a technology consultant. Step 1: I needed to see myself visually already…
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    Atlanta Business Radio

  • Donna Peeples with Motiv8ed

    rhondachale
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Donna Peeples / Motiv8ed  An accomplished senior executive with an extensive P&L responsibility, Donna Peeples inspires change throughout the business world by offering verifiable results in a variety of industries. As a versatile strategist with keen market sense, Peeples incorporates her decades of industry experience into a vast portfolio, diverse enough to cross several plains of business. Rising through a variety of leadership, operations and revenue-generating roles, Peeples has chartered her own path through highly regulated and uniquely challenging industries. Time and again, in…
  • Spotlight on Entrepreneurs Organization

    rhondachale
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:57 pm
    The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) – for entrepreneurs only – is a dynamic, global network of more than 10,000 business owners in 46 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. David Felfoldi / SHERPA Global    Over the past 15 years, David has guided the digital strategy behind Spanx, ADP, Racetrac, Gables, and the National Center of Civil and Human Rights. Today, he is the Chief Experience Officer of…
  • Special Edition: TiE Atlanta

    rhondachale
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Rachel Zick – TiE Atlanta Program Director Karen Robinson Cope / NanoLumens    Karen Robinson-Cope is a serial entrepreneur who has been CEO of 4 high growth companies, all of whom had angel or venture capital. As one of only a handful of women who have raised over $75 million USD in the Southeast, she has successfully built and sold three companies. She is currently Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at NanoLumens, Inc. an award-winning privately-held corporation that is transforming the way creative professionals and businesses perceive, utilize, and benefit from large…
  • Special Edition: “Mompreneurs” with Lenise Williams

    rhondachale
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Lenise Williams / Attorney   Lenise Williams is a mother, entrepreneur educator, Small Business Attorney and Business Consultant. She provides female entrepreneurs with legal and business consulting to navigate them through the challenges of launching their business and building a lucrative brand. She also assists entrepreneurs in protecting their brand through proper legal agreements, federal protection through trademark and copyright, investor agreements, contract review, legal formation and much more. Lenise also provides resources and guides to the aspiring and existing entrepreneur.
  • Heath Padgett with Hourly America, Jeff Cohen with Odyssey and Curt Coulombe with Elliott and Associates

    rhondachale
    4 Dec 2014 | 10:39 am
    Heath Padgett / Hourly America Heath Padgett and his wife Alyssa are on a mission to travel across America and work one hourly-paying job in each of the 50 states. Traveling in their refurbished RV, the Padgetts look to shine a spotlight on the millions of hourly workers that currently do not get the recognition they deserve for their dedication and hard work. Working alongside hundreds of hourly workers, Heath will learn what it takes to succeed, and sometimes fail, in 50 different work environments. “Through this journey, I want to be able to create a stronger connection between…
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    ALS Locksmith Blog

  • Locksmith Bowling Old Kilpatrick

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Locksmith Bowling Old Kilpatrick Looking for a recommended locksmith in Bowling, look no further than A.L.S. locksmiths in Dumbarton. We cover Bowling and Old Kilpatrick as well as the surrounding areas. Lock Changes We carry out all manner of lock replacements to your doors and windows. Unsure as to what type of lock you have fitted to your door visit our lock guide. What you get with a lock replacement from A.L.S. Locksmith A years Guarantee. Excellent customer service. Quality Locks fitted. Peace of mind. Lock Repairs A.L.S. Locksmiths can repair most kind of locks usually in one visit.
  • Locksmith Alexandria

    14 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Locksmiths in Alexandria Looking for a genuine locksmith in Alexandria. Look no further. Affordable Locksmith Services is an established locksmith and UPVC door and window repair specialist. A.L.S. Locksmith Alexandria Carry out all manner of repairs, installations and changes to locks, mechanisms, hinges and handles. Family run a genuine local company Established, been trading since 2008. Reviewed independently - all reviews genuine. 1 Years guarantee. Excellent customer service. Polite, friendly and honest. For all the services we provide visit our home page Affordable Locksmith Service.
  • Locksmith Bearsden

    10 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Locksmiths in Bearsden A.L.S. provide a Locksmith service that is second to none. As an established company we provide a range of lock services that can substantially improve the security in and around your home or business. Our work includes lock changing, lock repairs to both doors and windows, lock fitting and an emergency lock service that incorporates opening jammed doors, securing your property and burglary repairs. A.L.S. Lock Services  We carry out UPVC, composite and aluminum repairs to windows and doors. We repair locks and mechanisms, upgrade locking systems, provide new…
  • Locksmith Dumbarton

    7 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Affordable Locksmith Dumbarton Affordable locksmiths in Dumbarton covering all areas specialising in all types of lock services including lock replacement, lock repairs, gain entries, UPVC locks and full lock installations. A.L.S. pride ourselves as being one of the areas premier local locksmith companies. There is never a good time to lose your keys and become locked out. When a problem occurs that requires an immediate response we offer a complete lock solution including gain entry and lock repair throughout West Dunbartonshire and Helensburgh. Locksmith Dumbarton Lock Change Service…
  • Glasgow Locksmith West End

    5 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Local Locksmiths A.L.S. Locksmiths Glasgow west end provide an efficient service to homes and businesses. We offer a wide range of services including an emergency response to lock outs, the installation of digital locks, mortise and Yale type locks, door repairs, UPVC repairs and everything else in-between. All our services come with a 12 month guarantee and we make sure we will try to beat any other quote. Locks supplied & fitted New lock installation British Standard locks Upgrade your existing locks Domestic locks repair Security bolts fitted UPVC door & window locks Insurance…
 
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  • 3 foods to avoid for healthy skin

    15 Dec 2014 | 5:28 am
    3 foods to avoid for healthy skin http://invisiblebarriers.com/3-foods-to-avoid/ There are certain foods you should avoid if you want healthy looking skin. In this video we examine 3 of them in particular. See also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZknT1md4AU https://www.facebook.com/skinscartips http://skinscartips.wordpress.com/ From: Twisted Trainer Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 02:55 More in People & Blogs
  • Vitamin C for the Skin

    15 Dec 2014 | 5:18 am
    Vitamin C for the Skin See - http://invisiblebarriers.com/vitamin-c-for-the-skin/ In the article (http://www.doctoroz.com/article/drop-decade-your-face) Dr Oz states that Vitamin C is crucial for the skin and applying it topically is a great way to take 10 years off your looks! See also: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVvXdK7msvk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NpHBepxi-Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZknT1md4AU From: Twisted Trainer Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 02:18 More in People & Blogs
  • Revitol Scar Cream Review

    15 Dec 2014 | 5:06 am
    Revitol Scar Cream Review More info - http://invisiblebarriers.com/scar-removal-cream/revitol/ Revitol is a scar cream that is used to cover up the appearance of scars, typically acne scars or stretch marks. This video looks at why it works and how to get it. Also see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NpHBepxi-Q http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-ePiV7KiGqgQj6GkqtMXsw https://twitter.com/TwistedTrainer https://www.facebook.com/skinscartips From: Twisted Trainer Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 02:01 More in People & Blogs
  • How Effective is Scar Removal Cream?

    15 Dec 2014 | 4:54 am
    How Effective is Scar Removal Cream? Click here - http://invisiblebarriers.com/scar-removal-cream/ This video looks at how scars are caused and how scar removal creams can be used to help reduce the appearance of them. Also check out: http://invisiblebarriers.com https://www.facebook.com/skinscartips http://skinscartips.wordpress.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVvXdK7msvk From: Twisted Trainer Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 01:45 More in People & Blogs
  • 3 Foods to Avoid if you Want Healthy Skin

    9 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    There’s no doubt about it, we all need food to survive. Without it, we will not have the energy or nutrients the body needs. OK, so that’s something you already knew right? But what many people don’t realize is the quality of food and type of food you eat bares a huge amount to how […]
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    Point of View

  • 'Cheap'ster - Is Cheap Passe?

    S Vejay Anand
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:11 am
    The Tata Nano was a path-breaking product. Launched in 2009, with a price of Rs. 1 lakh/ $2000 approximately, this was indeed an invention of sorts. While everyone anticipated that the Nano would be a resounding success, the car actually flopped!Walmart was the place with “Low prices ...Always Low Prices” – a line that reinforced how cheap the merchandise was. After 19 long years, Walmart changed to become the store where you could “Save Money. Live Better”. Coca Cola had a Rs. 5 bottle in a price sensitive market like India but pulled the sku out after some time.Kishore Biyani was…
  • How Social is Social Media - The Non Social Problematic Aspects

    S Vejay Anand
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Technology and the Internet have broken barriers of communication & interaction for the common person. Tools like messenger services and more importantly social media sites like Facebook; Twitter etc. are the favored destinations for many especially the youth. There is a strong preference for communicating through Facebook, Twitter apart from texting through the various apps like Whatsapp and its ilk. It is said that there are 11 different ways of staying in contact with their friends from the comfort of their sofa or bedroom.I have seen numerous interactions between people over social…
  • India Post - The Chance to Make Itself Indispensible

    S Vejay Anand
    1 Dec 2014 | 9:57 pm
    There has been a lot off buzz when India Post collected Rs 280 crores through Cash On Delivery (COD) for e-commerce firms in the last year. While this surely something to crow about, this is just a small drop in the ocean. However this perhaps assumes much more significance on the way forward for the organization.To give an introduction - India Post has about 1.55+ lakh post offices of which 90% are in the rural areas, making it the world's largest postal network. On an average, a post office serves 21.21 sq. km area and about 7,175 people. It also has cash handling services like core banking…
  • Great Product! Great Deal! But Have You Forgotten the True Expectations of the Customer?

    S Vejay Anand
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:53 am
    The Tata Nano was a great product at a great price. Launched in 2009, it was the cheapest car in the world. History was being created; a blue ocean in the midst of all the other colored ones. Success was a forgone conclusion and there were many reasons why it should be and only one of them was that India had a population of over a billion plus and a billion aspirations.History of a different type was created and for all the wrong reasons. Most of the ingredients for success were there except that the Tata's got the positioning wrong. Nobody aspired to buy the cheapest car. A car satisfied…
  • The Update Itch - The Psychological Urge to be Upto Date

    S Vejay Anand
    6 Feb 2014 | 1:11 am
    When I bought the iphone4S I think the phone had iOS4 but with the numerous updates my phone now runs on iOS7.Anyone with a smartphone would have downloaded numerous apps. All apps have their regular updates. Updates which bring in changes in their functionality and form. Anyone with a laptop would have to update their OS regularly.Till a few years, when our world was restricted to laptops/PCs, the reason best attributed to updating the software was increased security and ofcourse correcting some bugs. These updates were few and more a hindrance. However what was arguably a choice earlier has…
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  • Market update: Boeing helps lift blue chips; Dow climbs 100 points

    Jadtecnic
    22 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    MAGNUM OPTIONS 150+ Tradable Assets Earn online with MAGNUM OPTIONS US traders welcome Luckily those people work for you Boeing helps lift blue chips; Dow climbs 100 points The S&P 500 gained 2.53 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,073.18, with technology the best performing and energy hardest hit among its 10 major industry groups. The Nasdaq gained 10.82 points, or 0.2 percent, to 4,776.20. U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with the S&P 500 extending gains after its best weekly performance in nearly two months. “The U.S. economy seems to be on a steady path upward amid robust job reports…
  • Existing home sales drop 6.1% to 4.93M rate in November

    Jadtecnic
    22 Dec 2014 | 7:17 am
    MAGNUM OPTIONS 150+ tradable assets Earn online with MAGNUM OPTIONS US traders welcome  Luckily those people work for you Existing home sales drop 6.1% to 4.93M rate in November It has lagged an acceleration in economic activity as tepid wage growth, a shortage of properties available for sale and higher home prices U.S. home resales tumbled to a six-month low in November after two straight months of strong increases, underscoring the uneven nature of the housing market recovery. The National Association of Realtors said on Monday existing home sales dropped 6.1 percent to an annual rate of…
  • Market open: Stocks mostly rise, housing report ahead

    Jadtecnic
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:54 am
    MAGNUM OPTIONS 150+ Tradable Assets Earn online with MAGNUM OPTIONS US Traders welcome Luckily those people work for you Stocks mostly rise, housing report ahead After a 94-point jump, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was lately up 76.80 points, or 0.4 percent, at 17,881.60, with Wal-Mart Stores leading blue-chip gains that included all but four of 30 components. U.S. stocks rose on Monday, with the S&P 500 extending gains after its best weekly performance in nearly two months, as investors looked to a report on the housing market. American Apparel jumped in early New York trading after…
  • Ready for $20 Oil?

    Jadtecnic
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:36 am
    MAGNUM OPTIONS 150+ tradable assets Earn online with MAGNUM OPTIONS US Traders welcome  Luckily those people work for you Ready for $20 Oil? The Saudis also seized the opportunity to damage their opponents, especially Iran and what they see as Iran-dominated Iraq, in the Syria conflict. They also want to help allies Egypt and Pakistan reduce expensive energy subsidies as prices fall. When the U.S. Federal Reserve ended its quantitative-easing program in October, it also ended the primary driver of U.S. stocks during the past six years. So long as the central bank kept flooding the markets…
  • Trader goes missing after £130m of clients’ cash disappears

    Jadtecnic
    22 Dec 2014 | 5:59 am
    MAGNUM OPTIONS 150+ tradable assets Earn online with MAGNUM OPTIONS US traders welcome  Luckily those people work for you Trader goes missing after £130m of clients’ cash disappears A civil action to freeze his accounts and seize any assets has also been started.The businessman, who traded from a smart residential address in Istanbul A currency trader has vanished along with £130 million in investors’ cash in an alleged fraud that could be one of the biggest in recent British history. Joe Lewis, 59, is being investigated by police over almost $200 million which he claimed was…
 
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