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  • CIPR President Shares Lessons on Leading a PR Association

    CyberAlert Blog
    William Comcowich
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    In advance of upcoming elections at the Chartered Institute for Public Relations in the UK, outgoing president Stephen Waddington reflected on the traits, attitudes and work styles needed to effectively lead a PR association — or any other type of professional organization, for that matter.  Waddington shared his thoughts in a post called 13 Lessons [...]The post CIPR President Shares Lessons on Leading a PR Association appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • Check Out These Twitter Promoted Trends Success Stories

    Sprout Social
    Jennifer Beese
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Since their launch nearly four years ago, Promoted Trends on Twitter have helped marketers position themselves at the top of the trend list for 24-hour windows. As such, Promoted Trends have become perfect for brands looking to kickstart a conversation, launch products, or run major campaigns. Twitter’s 2013 study found that exposure to Promoted Trends turned Twitter members into brand advocates, making them more likely to speak positively about a brand and retweet its messaging. And while the greatest lift in brand mentions occurred the day the ad unit ran, advertisers were still…
  • The 1 question you need to answer when you start consulting

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

    Enlarge. Excel. Evolve.
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:55 am
    Are humans becoming robotic and robots becoming human. Are robots gaining artificial intelligence, and humans losing natural intelligence. Isn't this the contradiction of our times? Do robots network and humans bond?Read Full Article on LinkedIn
  • Failing to account for water lets business down

    Business + Economy – Articles – The Conversation
    Roger Burritt, Professor of Accounting and Sustainability at Macquarie University
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Australia leads the world in water accounting standards, but this is at risk.Flickr/Chris Morin, CC BYAs part of its budget cuts, the federal government plans to disband the Water Accounting Standards Board, which looks after water accounting. But is this leaving business high and dry? Water accounting is defined by the Bureau of Meteorology as a systematic process of identifying, recognising, quantifying, reporting and assuring water use. It includes the rights and other claims to that water; and the obligations against that water. Water management is of critical concern to business, from…
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    CyberAlert Blog

  • CIPR President Shares Lessons on Leading a PR Association

    William Comcowich
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    In advance of upcoming elections at the Chartered Institute for Public Relations in the UK, outgoing president Stephen Waddington reflected on the traits, attitudes and work styles needed to effectively lead a PR association — or any other type of professional organization, for that matter.  Waddington shared his thoughts in a post called 13 Lessons [...]The post CIPR President Shares Lessons on Leading a PR Association appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • How to Do a Complete U-Turn on Negative Reviews

    William Comcowich
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    All businesses dread negative reviews. Few see them for what they truly are: opportunities. If you think about it, the benefits are obvious. Negative reviews: Help you learn your weaknesses and mistakes Enable you to show off your committed customer service to other consumers Provide an outlet to turn an unsatisfied customer into an advocate  [...]The post How to Do a Complete U-Turn on Negative Reviews appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • Experiential Marketing: Where PR and Marketing Meet

    William Comcowich
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    Guerrilla marketing. Experiential marketing. PR stunts. Many terms are used to describe this effective communications tactic and more and more companies are experimenting with the technique. But one thing’s for certain: the tactic has become so popular that audiences now expect much more from brands than flat content and one-way communication.  While interactive content is [...]The post Experiential Marketing: Where PR and Marketing Meet appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • 5 Non-Communication Skills That PR Professionals Need

    William Comcowich
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Earlier this month, we shared a LinkedIn discussion in which group members answered the question, “What’s the most important communication skill for PR professionals?” While it is indeed crucial that PR pros possess communication skills, there are other important qualities required to carry out public relations activities successfully. We rounded up some of must-have non-communication [...]The post 5 Non-Communication Skills That PR Professionals Need appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • Executive News Briefs: The Best Way to Keep Decision-Makers Informed

    William Comcowich
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:24 am
    Imagine if the president of the United States woke up, skipped breakfast, and went through his day full of meetings and public appearances without first being briefed about what was going on in the world. The day probably wouldn’t end so well.  That’s why the president and his top advisers receive a morning news digest [...]The post Executive News Briefs: The Best Way to Keep Decision-Makers Informed appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
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    Sprout Social

  • Check Out These Twitter Promoted Trends Success Stories

    Jennifer Beese
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Since their launch nearly four years ago, Promoted Trends on Twitter have helped marketers position themselves at the top of the trend list for 24-hour windows. As such, Promoted Trends have become perfect for brands looking to kickstart a conversation, launch products, or run major campaigns. Twitter’s 2013 study found that exposure to Promoted Trends turned Twitter members into brand advocates, making them more likely to speak positively about a brand and retweet its messaging. And while the greatest lift in brand mentions occurred the day the ad unit ran, advertisers were still…
  • What Advertisers Are Hoping for From Instagram Ads

    Anna Washenko
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Social media networks have been hard pressed to find consistent business models that will make their investors and their members happy. For many, advertising has proven itself the path of choice. It secures interest from businesses. From Twitter to Tumblr, just about every network has experimented with various types of ads. Instagram is one of the last to walk down the advertising road, and it is doing so methodically. For now, only a small number of hand-picked partners have been selected to run sponsored photos on the network. Based on what we’re seeing from those brands, what can we…
  • The Denny’s Social Strategy Is Weird, But That Pays Off

    Elizabeth Harper
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:41 am
    When we build social networking plans, we tend to think terms of corporate branding and strategy that meshes with our marketing plans. As a result, our thinking is often very “corporate” — and that’s not always a good thing. Social marketplaces are crowded with businesses, which means you have to do something special to stand out and make potential fans want to follow you, talk about you, and share your content. Worse still, an overly corporate online voice can alienate the very fans you wish to court with messaging that’s stiff and formal. How’s a social…
  • Sprout’s Carolyn Breit on the Importance of Customer Care

    Anna Washenko
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    After working a support job right out of college, Carolyn Breit didn’t think she’d ever wind up back in that field. But then she signed up to participate in Grub With Us, a service that offered people a chance to make new friends over a meal. At one of those dinners, Carolyn met a Sprout Social employee who told her about the startup and mentioned that it had an open position that she might like. Carolyn applied and started the job as a customer support manager in May 2011. She’s been with Sprout ever since, and in that time, she has not only watched the tool evolve, but helped a…
  • Getting an Invalid Certificate Warning on Mac? Here’s the Fix

    Samuel Axon
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Over the weekend, some customers using Macs may have started seeing expired or invalid certificate warnings when trying to use Sprout Social. This is a problem caused by an expired intermediate certificate issued by DigiCert, the company that Sprout Social and many other websites use to get SSL certificates. This is not an issue with Sprout Social – we take extra steps to ensure that our SSL certificates do not expire to provide all customers with a secure user experience. Unfortunately, some Macs kept this expired certificate and stored it in their Keychain Access app. For now, the fix…
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    Start My Consulting Business

  • The 1 question you need to answer when you start consulting

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

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

    Greg Miliates
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. I’m excited to show this to you because it includes some of the deeper material from the Client Pipeline Mastery course — specifically, on selling. And though I reveal the power behind an ideal client profile, I also show how to prevent making the single biggest consulting mistake I see people make. In short, you can crack the code and learn to systematically build a reliable pipeline of high-value clients, just like my other students have, and even ramp it into full self-employment. Today, a…
  • The biggest thing I wish I knew starting out

    Greg Miliates
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. When you start out in your consulting business, there are tons of things you have no idea about, and getting clients–since it’s the foundation of your business–is one of those things. But first, if you haven’t yet registered for tomorrow’s (4/1/2014) free webcast, where: I’ll reveal the exact ways I get clients, and you’ll get access to a proposal example that allowed me to earn $300/hour),  you need to save your spot (registration is free, but required). Click…
  • 5 stupid things I did to get clients when I started my consulting business

    Greg Miliates
    30 Mar 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. Apparently I hit a nerve with last week’s 3 Huge Mistakes post: a lot of you said you’ve been wasting time on busyness instead of business, and as a result haven’t been able to get clients. In today’s post, I’ll share 5 stupid things I did to get clients when I started my consulting business. We all make stupid mistakes, and few “gurus” and self-proclaimed “experts” talk about their failures. Why not? Well, who cares whether an “expert”…
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    Enlarge. Excel. Evolve.

  • Robots Network, Humans ‘Bond’

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:55 am
    Are humans becoming robotic and robots becoming human. Are robots gaining artificial intelligence, and humans losing natural intelligence. Isn't this the contradiction of our times? Do robots network and humans bond?Read Full Article on LinkedIn
  • Goodbye Networking, Hello 'Bonding'

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:55 am
    If you interact with CXOs, top bureaucrats and leaders, senior journalists, top entrepreneurs and so on, networking does not work much. If you deal with high value clients, networking does not help much either. What works then, you must be wondering.I would say, time to bid goodbye to networking and say hello to ‘Bonding’.Bonding is the Vitamin-ConnectThe inspiration for the title of this article comes from Cliff Richard’s song, “Goodbye Sam, Hello Samantha.” Yes as we gain puberty and hormonal changes take place in the body, we feel a strong physical attraction for the opposite…
  • And two Americans came and taught me 'Bonding'

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:52 am
    Let me tell you an interesting story. The story is about two amazing people who have influenced and coached me Jennifer Sertl (President, Agility 3R) and Michael Margolis(Chief Instigator, Get Storied) and the coincidence is that they both are Americans. They have played an important role in my journey and influenced my evolution from branding to bonding.The American StereotypeI have always been told that USA and its citizens are loyal only to their interests and not to nations and people. I have read articles on how an American asked for a connection fee for connecting…
  • "America Born Confused Desi" and Other Stories

    20 Jul 2014 | 11:51 pm
    Mini-Stories and Musings on Wisdom & LoveWisdomABCD (America Born Confused Desi)The young NRI is in India in search of truth. So he meets a sage and asks a question which has been troubling his mind for years."O Master please tell me what to do. American culture tells me to be loyal to those who deserve it. Indian parents tell me to be loyal whatsoever. What do I do? This time I am truly feeling like a "America Born Confused Desi." he notes.The Master, "Loyalty is of two types. There is 'emotional loyalty' which flows naturally because of love or support you received. And there is…
  • Leadership Lessons from The Wizard of Oz

    14 Jul 2014 | 3:42 am
     Guest Blog post by Kevin FickenscherAuthor-Toto’s Reflections: The Leadership Lessons from The Wizard of OzStories are a very powerful source of metaphors for commentary on life.  Leadership represents an area where there is a plethora of material – some useful and much forgotten – with too few stories. The confluence of a story that is beloved by all and filled with poignant observations on leadership lessons from which we could all benefit is embodied in The Wizard of Oz.In particular, I've always been struck by the power of little Toto who – aside…
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    Business + Economy – Articles – The Conversation

  • Failing to account for water lets business down

    Roger Burritt, Professor of Accounting and Sustainability at Macquarie University
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Australia leads the world in water accounting standards, but this is at risk.Flickr/Chris Morin, CC BYAs part of its budget cuts, the federal government plans to disband the Water Accounting Standards Board, which looks after water accounting. But is this leaving business high and dry? Water accounting is defined by the Bureau of Meteorology as a systematic process of identifying, recognising, quantifying, reporting and assuring water use. It includes the rights and other claims to that water; and the obligations against that water. Water management is of critical concern to business, from…
  • A Lidl bit of grocery competition could cause a Coles rethink

    Gary Mortimer , Senior Lecturer, QUT Business School at Queensland University of Technology
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Lidl: will Australian shoppers line up for another discount grocery chain?Robert Wallace/Flickr, CC BY-NC-NDAustralian shoppers have inadvertently invited global discount grocers to our shores by demonstrating their readiness to adopt private labels. In 2001, German discounter Aldi opened its first store in Sydney. The impact this business format would have on the Australian grocery sector was underestimated. Initially, Aldi was dismissed as a small “no-frills” food store that provided a small range of non-branded products. Thirteen years later Aldi has over 340 stores, is the…
  • A beacon to the future. How Apple has enabled Minority Report shopping

    David Glance, Director of Innovation, Faculty of Arts, Director of Centre for Software Practice at University of Western Australia
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    Personalised Shopping In the movie Minority Report), Tom Cruise’s character is personally greeted by a virtual assistant as he enters a clothing store after cameras scan his retinas and identify him (incorrectly, but that is for other reasons). Minority Report Apple’s iBeacons It turns out that there is a much simpler way of identifying people and personalising retail experiences and not surprisingly, it was Apple that packaged it in a simple and elegant way. The technology is called iBeacon and it is based on a version of Bluetooth called Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or Bluetooth Smart.
  • Boards, risk taking and independence: a $50bn mistake

    Peter Swan, Professor of Finance at Australian School of Business
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Commonly held beliefs about what makes a good board of directors are often wrong.ShutterstockThe Australian Institute of Company Directors is pushing for company directors to be better protected from lawsuits, arguing concern about jail time and fines is impacting director decisions and ultimately stunting company growth. But the push comes at a time when new research shows board make-up might not be optimal, and in fact the organisation advising Australia’s largest companies is systematically recommending against the most productive board structures. Unlike the US Securities and Exchange…
  • Xi Jinping’s Latin American tour harbours insights for Australia

    Adrian Hearn, Coordinator of international relations research, The University of Sydney China Studies Centre at University of Sydney
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Xi Jinping's tour through Latin American countries signals the time is right to reassess Chinese investment in Australia.AAP/EPA/CubadebateChinese President Xi Jinping has just returned from his second state visit to Latin America, having achieved what no other leader could. His dash through Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, and Cuba has breathed new life into the four struggling economies, while securing unprecedented access to the natural resources China needs. This “win-win” exchange resembles a pattern established by Xi’s predecessor, Hu Jintao. Hu undertook no less than five state…
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    Birds on the Blog

  • Get more eyeballs on your blog posts

    Sarah Arrow
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:52 pm
    You have written your blog post, checked for Spellos, Typos and Grammos (Grammos are a bit like Cheerios but less happy) and added an image that has a caption to your blog post, what next? In this blog post I am going to talk you through how I promote a blog post. Here at Birds […] Author information Sarah Arrow Blogging an issue for you? Social media not quite working how it should be?That's okay I understand. I started blogging back in 2006 and grew into a kick-ass blog coach as well as creator of Birds on the Blog (listed 3 times by Forbes as a top 100 website for women), I'm…
  • 4 things to STOP doing at work and slim down!

    Victoria Morrison
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Here are 4 sneaky things that could be working against you in your work environment. Left unchecked they will play havoc with your weight loss and health goals. 1. Stop believing eating relieves your stress levels It is true there can be a relationship between feeling stress and your appetite. Did you know that in […] The post 4 things to STOP doing at work and slim down! appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • Women can have it all

    Lynn Morrison
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    If you spend any amount of time reading the internet, you’ll undoubtedly have seen dozens of pieces about how hard it is nowadays for women to have it all: a family, a job, a social life and success. Newsmagazines and websites are constantly telling us how we have to pick one or the other, success […] Author information Lynn Morrison Marketing Manager at Opus Energy Lynn Morrison is a wife and mother of two. She spends her days working as the Marketing Manager for business gas supplier Opus Energy and her evenings writing on her blog The Nomad Mom Diary. She’s also a regular…
  • Earn a living taking part in Focus Groups? Not with Saros Research!

    Maya Middlemiss
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Of course lots of people are vulnerable to online scams offering to replace the grind of the day job with just a few minutes here and there, completing surveys or sending emails or clicking on ads…  Generally the precise nature of the ‘opportunity’ on offer won’t be revealed until you have forked over your cash […] Author information Maya Middlemiss I run Saros Research Ltd, the UK’s leading recruitment agency for paid market research events – such as focus groups, user testing, interviews and product development. I am also a mother of two, social media fan and productivity…
  • 10 things you wouldn’t believe were patented (including one from Google)

    Katherine Hedley
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Patents are issued for all kinds of things, in this post I’m going to share with you 10 things you wouldn’t believe that people patented: A dieting face mask Ideas don’t get much worse than this; a facemask that users put on in order to stop them from eating. Having been patented in 1982 the […] Author information Katherine Hedley Katherine Hedley was previously the Director of Operations Strategy & Analytics at and a First Class Cambridge engineering graduate. She recently co-founded, a site dedicated to helping patent-holders to save time and…
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    Interpersonal Communication Blog

  • Why Choose Relationship Selling?

    Mark Coburn
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:12 pm
    Why Choose Relationship Selling over Transaction-based Selling? The transaction-based sales model believes that the product or service will sell itself and involves personnel who are eager to close a deal as soon as possible. In the relationship-based model, forming strong … Continue reading → ICS WorkplaceCommunication, Carolyn Shadle, PhD and John Meyer, PhD Management And Leadership Skills: Inspire, Motivate, And Gain The Respect Of Your Peers WOW! Over 600 copies downloaded during the weekend promotion! Top 5 in Business and Investing. Thanks for the great reviews and…
  • Do Your Clients Shop Around?

    Mark Coburn
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:12 pm
    Do you understand the difference between relationship-selling and transaction selling?  Comparison-shopping, where consumers shop around usually for the lowest price, is a skill good shoppers perfect. Whether it was a new washing machine or something to wear, Mrs. Miller knew … Continue reading → ICS WorkplaceCommunication, Carolyn Shadle, PhD and John Meyer, PhD
  • Ingersoll Rand Invests in Women Leaders, Gets Results

    Mark Coburn
    26 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    Like many global companies, Ingersoll Rand had few women in the middle and senior management ranks of functions with profit-and-loss responsibility. In the EMEIA region, gender diversity was a particular challenge. Center for Creative Leadership Unlock Level 2 Reading and Writing Skills Presentation Plus DVD-ROM (Cambridge Discovery Education Skills) Unlock is a four-level academic skills course that combines thought-provoking video from Discovery Education(TM) with carefully scaffolded exercises and a fresh approach to critical thinking skills. Unlock Reading and Writing Skills 2…
  • Major League Leadership: What We All Can Learn From Baseball

    Mark Coburn
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:12 pm
    An interview with Howard Fero and Rebecca Herman, Authors of Lead Me Out to the Ballgame Center for Creative Leadership How to Open and Close a TED Talk: 11 Proven Techniques to Open and Close Any Speech or Presentation Create Powerful Openings and Closings for Your TED Talk (or any other Speech or Presentation) If you’ve watched TED Talks (, you’ve no doubt been inspired and enchanted by speeches by figures such as Sir Ken Robinson, Jill Bolte Taylor, Simon Sinek and Dan Pink. In this short eBook, you will discover how to: Hook your audience into your speech with your opening…
  • HR Pipeline: The 6 Roles for a Successful 360 Process

    Mark Coburn
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:12 am
    360-degree assessments are widely used for leadership and talent development. But the process can fall apart if all the key players are not in place. Center for Creative Leadership
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    Theme Park Post

  • Cincinnati Art Museum announces new Director

    F Depraetere
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:13 pm
    (People News) Cameron Kitchin has been appointed as the new Director at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Kitchin will oversee the entire institution, including collections, staff, facilities, exhibitions, research resources, education and outreach programs, external relations, fundraising and administrative activities. As an arts and cultural leader, Kitchin will initiate, maintain and develop new partnerships and collaborations […]
  • Europa Park honored as a top employer

    F Depraetere
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:56 pm
    (People News) Europa Park in Germany has been awarded the TOP JOB title and is officially listed as one of the best employers in the country. Europa Park is one of ten companies from the hospitality industry who were honored this year with the coveted prize. The Award was based on research done by the […]
  • “Crayola Experience” planned for Orlando in 2015

    F Depraetere
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    (Attractions News) Crayola has announced that it will open a new Crayola Experience, a family attraction, in the heart of Florida’s top family destination: Orlando. The new location is slated to open summer 2015 in The Florida Mall and will feature 25 hands-on attractions that offer hours of fun. Although best known for its iconic […]
  • Brighton i360 visitor attraction construction kicks off

    F Depraetere
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:09 am
    (Attractions News) The Brighton i360, a viewing tower that will reach 138 meters above sea level has received approval from authorities in the UK to start construction. The team comprising of engineers and contractors Hollandia from Holland, Poma from France, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (Jacobs), Marks Barfield architects from London and locally-based civil contractor JT […]
  • MAD Architects selected as the principal designer of the Lucas Museum

    F Depraetere
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:40 am
    (Museum News) Following a global search, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art (LMNA) announced that Beijing-based MAD Architects has been selected as the principal designer for the LMNA site while Chicago-based Studio Gang will design the landscape and create a bridge to connect the LMNA to Northerly Island. VOA Associates, based in Chicago, will serve […]
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  • 3 Tips to Increase Employee Engagement by 10%

    Ken West
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Measuring and managing employee engagement is of highest importance when assessing overall company productivity. Employee engagement and employee productivity go hand in hand, and together they impact the overall success... Read More » The post 3 Tips to Increase Employee Engagement by 10% appeared first on NBRI.
  • The Secret to Getting a High Response Rate on Your Customer Survey

    Dr. Jan West, Ph.D.
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Customer satisfaction is one of the cornerstones of success for any business. When customers are dissatisfied, they will let their friends and family know, but often not the business. Also,... Read More » The post The Secret to Getting a High Response Rate on Your Customer Survey appeared first on NBRI.
  • How to Turn Customer Survey Results into Action Plans

    Dr. Jan West, Ph.D.
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
    Customer surveys offer companies unique insights into customer satisfaction and how to improve the customer experience. However, conducting the customer research is only the first step to improving your company.... Read More » The post How to Turn Customer Survey Results into Action Plans appeared first on NBRI.
  • 10 Factors That Affect Customer Satisfaction

    Ken West
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Customer satisfaction goes far beyond customer service. According to Howard J. Ross, president of a Maryland based consulting firm, “ the single most important factor that affects customer satisfaction is... Read More » The post 10 Factors That Affect Customer Satisfaction appeared first on NBRI.
  • How To Measure & Improve Casino Customer Satisfaction

    Ken West
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Repeat business from returning customers plays a vital role in the success of a casino. Customers that are satisfied with their gaming experience at your establishment are more likely to... Read More » The post How To Measure & Improve Casino Customer Satisfaction appeared first on NBRI.
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  • 5 Traits of a Good Business Ghostwriter

    Cathy Miller
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Have you thought of hiring a business ghostwriter? Or perhaps you’re a writer considering this path. A business ghostwriter is often industry-specific. After 30-plus years in the health care and employee benefits industry, I kind of fell into ghostwriting. When I use the term ghostwriting, I’m referring to industry articles, business blog posts, ebooks or documents that have my client’s name in the byline. Frankly, I was surprised I was okay with that. After all, I do have a healthy ego. What I found is I love ghostwriting. I learn new ideas I share passions I convert…
  • LinkedIn Company Page Slaps Me Silly

    Cathy Miller
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    My LinkedIn company page delivered a message. Loud and clear. It was not pretty − or unexpected. More like forgotten A boomer brain moment My company page reminded me of a simple, well-known fact. Social media platforms change.  Well Duh, right? Maybe this happened to you, too If not, please lie so I feel better LinkedIn Company Page If you are unfamiliar with this feature of LinkedIn, the following provides a brief summary. LinkedIn launched Company Pages in 2010 Overview contained a company snapshot (size, location, services, etc.) Careers shared job openings Products &…
  • LinkedIn Guide on Little Stuff

    Cathy Miller
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    Does your LinkedIn profile maximize the allotted space? Do you know how much space you have? LinkedIn has its fair share of stuff you may not know. Not without digging. The LinkedIn Guide delivers profile, message, and settings stuff so you can see what you’ve been missing. Or not. LinkedIn Guide You have two options for review. A SlideShare guide with images A pdf text list for download Disclaimer: Like any social media platform, LinkedIn could change stuff without notice. And probably will. SlideShare Version Casual LinkedIn user guide to stuff you may not know from Cathy Miller,…
  • LinkedIn Publishing: Early Kinks and Criticisms

    Cathy Miller
    7 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Like any new venture, LinkedIn Publishing has some kinks to work out. How the networking site handles those kinks could spell success or failure for the Publishing platform. The following is an unscientific review of early kinks and criticisms. LinkedIn Publishing In a previous post, LinkedIn Publishing: Plus or Minus, I shared information about this latest LinkedIn addition. The new feature allows any LinkedIn member (not only LinkedIn-appointed influencers) to publish long-form posts. Enough With the Notifications An early criticism is the annoying flood of Publishing notifications.
  • Surprising Internet Traffic High and Lows

    Cathy Miller
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    We love internet traffic. Views Comments Downloads I’ll be the first to admit, I am no search engine optimization (SEO) expert. I focus more on content; however, even I’m not stupid enough to ignore SEO basics. But I must say, I am often surprised at my internet traffic high and lows. Internet Traffic Since this post appears to bare the soul (sort of), I’ll also admit I am not as good as I should be at keeping up with analytics. That’s a big reason why I never assume to tell readers how they should use social media. Not my niche. Business writing is a different story.
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  • CIOs Need To Separate Strategies And Tactics

    Jeramiah Dooley
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:36 am
    It’s hard to imagine a conversation that happens between C-Level enterprise executives without ‘the cloud’ coming up. While cloud computing is obviously nothing new, breaking through the noise and determining the best strategy is still a very real and difficult issue for CIOs. Everyone seems to be sharing a different opinion on the changing landscape … Continued
  • Retailers Require A Control Cockpit For Their Data

    Jean-Claude Bellando
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:01 am
    While the media is brimming with examples of businesses that have been unable to protect their data from external attack, little is known about the impact that internal data corruption and failed file transfers can have on organisations. It was hard to hide from the news of eBay’s misfortune, when a malicious attack on their … Continued
  • Is There Such A Thing As Privacy Anymore?

    Marta Lopez
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    “Not too long ago, theorists fretted that the Internet was a place where anonymity thrived. Now, it seems, it is the place where anonymity dies.” The words of James Joyner writing in the New York Times in 2011. His observations then, more than ever now, sum up the deep paradoxes at the heart of the information age. … Continued
  • 3 Ways IT Teams Can Deliver “Self Service” To The Office

    Stephen Mann
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    Even though we enjoy fully automated shopping, reservations and other consumer services in our personal lives, when we step into our office, we’re often waiting around for colleagues to approve or fulfil a request or answer a question. Internal business tasks such as onboarding an employee, or ordering marketing services are far from the efficient, … Continued
  • Show Me The Money: Two Ways IoT Will Unlock Your Revenue Potential

    Ariane Lindblom
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    Over the past few years, there’s been a lot of hype about the Internet of Things (IoT) and its massive potential to change how we live, work and conduct business. From wearable devices to smart appliances that share information via sensors, it seems every company is embarking on a bold Internet of Things strategy. In … Continued
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  • Your Banking Integration Import Cheat Sheet

    Kelli Wall
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    With our new banking integration, we have had some questions posed to our support team about the best way to handle different transaction situations. So we put together a cheat sheet on how to handle different transaction scenarios. Check out the steps below: they might help you too! No matter what the case, you will always start out the same way: First Go to Accounts > Mange Financial Connections > then click View on linked account you want to import transactions from. Then, download the transactions for the account by clicking Download Transactions in the right hand sidebar. Your…
  • Calling All Shopify Users!

    Kelli Wall
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:44 am
    We are very excited to announce our latest integration with the web’s most popular tool for creating and running an online store. With over 100,000 stores online and over 4 billion sold through them, Shopify is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to connect with your customers online. And so it was a natural for WorkingPoint to partner with Shopify to help their users manage the financial component of running an online store. With our almost instant setup process, you can import items and orders into WorkingPoint quickly and easily so you can manage your sales and inventory…
  • Estimated Taxes due June 16

    Kelli Wall
    4 Jun 2014 | 10:44 am
    Estimated taxes for the April 1 – May 31 are due June 16. Use WorkingPoint’s Estimated Tax Report to help you calculate what to pay and report on your IRS Form 1040-ES. The estimated amount it based on the data you already have in WorkingPoint, so if you are new to WorkingPoint, be sure to figure in any sales or expenses not included in your WorkingPoint account. In addition, be sure to subtract out any payments you have already made for the 2014 tax year from the Total Estimated Federal Taxes Owed for 2014 to get an estimate of the balance. Learn more about the Estimated Tax Report…
  • Batch Processing for Invoices

    Kelli Wall
    28 May 2014 | 11:51 am
    As the old adage goes, “time is money.” At WorkingPoint, we understand that. Instead of record-keeping, you could be selling more or creating more to be sold. That is why we created Batch Processing for invoices. With Batch Processing you can apply the same action to up to 30 invoices with just a few clicks. It’s pretty cool…log into your account today and check it out! Here’s what you do: To view the new actions you can apply to a batch of invoices, click the Batch icon at the top of the Invoices List.  This is the same icon you chose when you wanted to batch…
  • Article on NY Times Blog about WP and Zipmark

    Working Point Team
    4 Nov 2013 | 1:28 pm
    WorkingPoint has been mentioned in relation to our partnership with Zipmark and going paperless! Read more about it here: New Options for Small Businesses Looking to Go Paperless
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  • Office Harmony: Solving the Top 3 Comfort Conflicts

    30 Jul 2014 | 12:24 am
    Every employer knows that the secret to staff productivity is keeping their employees comfortable and happy in the office. However, that is not always as easy as it seems. Environmental factors can affect the comfort levels of employees, and it is in the employer’s best interests to sort these out before they have a detrimental effect on productivity. There are many things that can affect the comfort of employees, but by far the biggest three are temperature, light and noise. As well as ensuring correct office health and safety at all times, you should also make sure your employees are…
  • A Few Top Tips to Trigger Trade Show Triumph

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    Is your business currently on the hunt for a new avenue through which you can market your product or service to the masses? You will probably find that you are already well aquainted with the obvious methods through which this can be done; social media, advertising, and mailing lists are only a few of the ways in which this can be done. However, one marketing method you may not have given a go is taking your business to a trade show. Many of you will already have an idea of what a trade show is, but to refresh your memory and provide those of you who haven’t heard about them, here is a…
  • How SME’s Benefit from Video Conferencing

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    Owners of small and medium enterprises are often struggling to reduce expenses while boosting productivity. For some, this may seem like some sort of mission impossible, but in reality modern technology actually simplifies their mission, turning their desire to decrease costs into an achievable goal. Videoconferencing systems are the handy solutions that trigger considerable financial savings, favor a healthier management and lead to improved business relationships. These are only 3 benefits associated with smart and affordable video conferencing systems designed to address the stringent…
  • Leveraging Social Media to Sell Your Products

    21 May 2014 | 12:31 am
    Social networking was once a simple way for you to connect with old friends, colleagues, distant relatives, etc. Utilized properly, a social networking site gives you the potential to connect with anyone from around the world. More and more businesses, both large and small, have realized just how powerful these networking tools are, and have started tapping into this market to promote their products and increase their online sales. In order to leverage social media as a way to sell more of your products, you can’t bombard consumers with hourly Twitter updates spouting lines about how great…
  • Collaboration in the Digital Age

    8 May 2014 | 4:56 am
    Remember the days when group projects consisted of four or five people huddled over mountains of books, whispering in urgent tones to one another in the back corner of the library? Or afternoons spent organizing and fitting a meeting into everyone’s schedule in order to get the work done? In the business world today, any type of collaboration is almost always done digitally, according to the University of Wisconsin. Thanks to the help of videoconferencing and emails you can be literally anywhere in the world and still manage to get work done no matter what the weather, your social schedule…
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  • Understanding Common Mistakes That Companies Make When Getting Into Global Staffing

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    Understanding Common Mistakes That Companies Make When Getting Into Global Staffing If utilized properly, global staffing can truly help companies expand or strengthen their operations. But there are still other companies, perhaps those new to the idea of employing offshore teams, that make certain mistakes that could hinder them from fully realizing the benefits of outsourcing. In this post, let’s go through some of the most common mistakes. Underestimating the importance of managers. Often when companies outsource specific business processes, they don’t always give enough priority to…
  • Achieving B2B Marketing Goals Through Global Staffing

    8 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    Achieving B2B Marketing Goals Through Global Staffing For most companies, getting a sale is almost always the primary objective of business. After all, how can an enterprise make a profit if it can’t generate revenues in the first place? That is why marketing will always be an integral part of any sales-driven business entity. Urging customers, existing or new, to make a purchase remains a top priority, and marketing specialists, time and time again, have and will continue to look for new ways of reaching out to prospective buyers. In this post, let’s talk about how you can achieve your…
  • Questions That Need To Be Asked When Getting Into Global Staffing

    2 Jul 2014 | 10:46 am
    Questions That Need To Be Asked When Getting Into Global Staffing For some companies, especially those who are new to the concept of outsourcing, partnering with a global staffing provider to fulfill staffing needs requires proper planning and execution. Of course, every business venture has its own risks and rewards, and companies who’ve never tried availing of outsourced personnel may not fully understand yet how they can use effectively use global staffing to their and business’s advantage. But with a little self-evaluation, particularly with regards to what your company really needs,…
  • How To Keep Team Morale High in Global Staffing

    24 Jun 2014 | 10:54 am
    How To Keep Team Morale High in Global Staffing You’ve all read articles about how one can overcome challenges when your business enters into global staffing. Regardless of specific industry, these challenges are pretty common and straightforward — how to deal with dissimilar time zones, cultural differences, communication gaps/language barriers, and unaligned expectations, just to name a few. However, there’s one important aspect that is not covered as much, and that is information on how to keep morale high, especially for your global team. In this post, let’s take a look at…
  • Overcoming Cultural Differences in Global Staffing

    23 Jun 2014 | 9:34 am
    Overcoming Cultural Differences in Global Staffing Cultural differences are often cited as one of the most common challenges companies face when they outsource services from other countries. Indeed, in the midst of ever-increasing globalization (facilitated by the Internet), cultural diversity still plays a definite role in how companies around the world can go about doing their business. This is quite natural of course — after all, we are a world consisting of different continents, nations, and ethnicities. But as any business owner with enough experience in outsourcing or global…
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    Joanne Dewberry

  • Business Branding – more than just a logo

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

    Joanne Dewberry
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Being a busy mumpreneur / working mum can be complicated at the best of times but the summer holidays can be a logistical nightmare. For me I pretty much go into shut down for the summer and spent quality time with the Moo’s. Be Organised For weeks now I have been filling the calender with […] The post Summer Holiday Sanity Tips for Busy Working Mums appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Tips for writing Newsletters

    Joanne Dewberry
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:16 am
    Ever since I have been in business I have spent time capturing data from customers. From like my Facebook page, follow me on Twitter, sign up to my newsletter etc. and I am so guilty of not using this data to my advantage. We all know we should send out regular newsletters in order to:- Remind […] The post Tips for writing Newsletters appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Stand out from the crowd

    Joanne Dewberry
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:10 am
    “Whatever the event where you’re planning on using your banner stand the aim will be the same – to let people know who you are and to stand out from the crowd. This is the first impression you are going to make on potential customers/ clients and you want it to be a good one.” […] The post Stand out from the crowd appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Renting an office space a few things to consider.

    Joanne Dewberry
    26 Jun 2014 | 5:10 am
    We’ve looked before at when you out grow your home office and need to move into more substantial rented premises, but it doesn’t just stop there at what type of space. There are a few things to consider when you rent an office space. Location  Is the space in a good location for potential clients […] The post Renting an office space a few things to consider. appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
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    SunGard Availability Services UK / Blog

  • Under Attack Part 2 – How to stay one step ahead of cyber attacks.

    Sungard Availability Services UK
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:06 am
    How to stay one step ahead of cyber attacks Following Part 1, which explored the growing threat of cyber attacks, this article gives some pointers as to how you can best protect your organisation against malicious attacks. Reverse engineering One tactic successfully deployed last year by Yorkshire Bank was to beat hackers at their own game. Cyber security specialists set up ‘honeypot sites’ – dummy websites designed to attract attacks and collect data on the perpetrator. Valuable intelligence is gathered about the methods used (known as attack vectors), enabling the security…
  • Under Attack!

    Sungard Availability Services UK
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:16 am
    Cyber crime is a rising threat worldwide and one that no organisation can afford to ignore. It’s a growing problem across the globe, but organisations based in Europe are particularly vulnerable. Targeting Europe A new study* has identified that hackers are increasingly using the region as a test bed for malicious software (‘malware’) before widespread deployment.  During a six-month monitoring period in 2013, Europe suffered some 973,000 attacks, compared to 480,000 across Asia and 224,000 in the US. The UK is seemingly targeted for a disproportionate number of attacks…
  • Cloud recovery service strengthens resilience of cement manufacturer.

    Sungard Availability Services UK
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:52 am
    Cementos Progreso recognised it needed a disaster recovery solution outside its earthquake-prone country to ensure operations would continue uninterrupted in the event of a natural disaster. Cementos Progreso, founded in 1899, is the largest producer and distributor of cement and other construction materials in South America with more than 1,800 employees. Based in Guatemala, tumultous weather conditions mean the risk of natural disaster in the region remains high. Knowing that in the event of a major earthquake, demand for cement for rebuilding projects would soar, the company explored…
  • Managed IT Services ensure smooth sailing for Norwegian Cruise Line.

    Sungard Availability Services UK
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:19 am
    Headquartered in Miami and with annual revenue of US $2.6 billion (2013), NCL is the world leader in ‘Freestyle Cruising’. The company employs more than 20,000 staff globally and operates 12 cruise ships sailing to ten US, Caribbean and European destinations. With 120 ports of call, NCL offers a choice of 145 itineraries. Business Challenge: Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) needed a responsive technology partner it could rely on to keep its complex IT infrastructure available at all times. Along with making mission-critical systems more resilient, NCL also needed the flexibility and…
  • JSA counts on Sungard Availability Services for availability around the clock.

    Sungard Availability Services UK
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    All-time information works for JSA. The JSA Group had long recognised the importance of availability to their business and realised its IT infrastructure was vulnerable to external threats. The social unrest that hit London and other major UK towns in the summer of 2011 was the catalyst to review its IT strategy and make its business more resilient. Millions of people in Britain now work outside the PAYE system so employers and individuals look to firms like JSA for professional advice on their accountancy service needs. By offering a broad range of services for both umbrella and limited…
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    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies

  • When should you tell your signature story?

    Roberto Monaco
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter July 16th, 2014 San Diego, Ca Cool 61 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Dear 10X Business Builder,One of the questions we received often from the members of our community is this one:“Should I tell my signature story in the beginning, middle or end of my  presentation?”As an Influencer, you know that is very important to tell your signature story (aka hero’s story, hero’s journey, personal story, influencer story, etc) in the majority of presentations you do.I personally tell my signature story…
  • [Video Series] Speak With Confidence Series – Part 8

    Jeff Paro
    10 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter July 10th, 2014 San Diego, Ca Breezy 72 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear 10X Business Builder,Have you ever wondered how people can have the same exact experience and feel totally different from each other?You can have two people watch the same movie, read the same book, go to the same party, listen to the same talk and feel the opposite of each other, true?The same rule applies to speaking, presenting and influencing.Some people can’t wait to speak in front of group of people, they fell super excited about…
  • [Video Series] Speak With Confidence Series – Part 7

    Jeff Paro
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter July 08th, 2014 San Diego, Ca Gorgeous 70 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Dear 10X Business Builder,In this video you will discover ONE major idea that will help you (or someone you know) to overcome the Fear, Uncertainty, Nervousness, Doubt and Anxiety (F.U.N.D.A.) of speaking in front of a group of people or in front of a camera — once and for all.It is so simple, so powerful and there is no need to practice this idea….it was a powerful realization for me…Let me know what you think,RobertoPS: Influencing…
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    Naomi Simson's Blog

  • Six Good Times – and why happiness is a quest

    Naomi Simson
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:25 pm
    To say that 2014 has been a challenging and emotionally exhausting year would be an understatement. From kidnappings to outbreaks of deadly diseases; airline and ferry tragedies to missile strikes – it’s no secret that we live in very uncertain times. Add into the mix personal challenges we face with our health, relationships, and careers and it’s easy for a person to question at times whether there is hope. It is important for us to remember – and to remind each other – that even in the most tragic of times and in times of incredible pain and discomfort, there is always moments to…
  • One step toward being an ‘out of the box’ best employer

    Naomi Simson
    9 Jul 2014 | 11:28 pm
    Megan Bromley accepting the AHRI HR practitioner of the year award. I meet many business owners, and entrepreneurs; the question that we cannot help but ask each other is “How’s business?” People tend to be circumspect with his or her answer however the conversation usually moves on to “how did RedBalloon become a ‘Great Place to Work?”. I have never shied away from sharing with anyone the pivotal moment when we added to the team an HR professional. We only had about 25 people back in the day when we made this commitment. I knew that I wanted RedBalloon to…
  • Big dreams – if you think you can you can.

    Naomi Simson
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Looking very happy with the completion of the planning process. With Kristie Buchanan We have just completed our planning cycle. And I am completely excited by the plans that the leadership team has created under the stewardship of CEO Kristie. Whilst I am clearly not going to reveal the content here… it gave me cause to reflect about dreaming big – and playing full out. RedBalloon is all about ‘Good – Times’ and the speed at which we play a bigger and bigger game is inspiring. – Thanks Team “If you think you are beaten, you are; If you think you dare…
  • Are you the only you!

    Naomi Simson
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:49 pm
    NaomiSimson.CEO What the new dotCEO Top Level Domain looks like You never know if you are the only you… or is there someone else just like me in another part of the world. Here are some fun facts: The global population is now 4 times what it was when I was born. There are more people alive today than have ever been alive in the whole of history. I’m not the only Naomi Simson on the planet. Way back in the early days of the internet (in the beginning of time as they say) – I did a Google search on my name and found that I was not the only Naomi Simson. In the US there are others…
  • The search for meaning at work…

    Naomi Simson
    26 Jun 2014 | 3:03 pm
    I’d worked in a lot of places before I started a business of my own – I had some great work experiences and some lousy one’s. One thing I did know is that when I was happy at work – I flourished and had an amazing capacity to do my best – effortlessly. So as I muddled my way through working out what I wanted to achieve in creating the culture at RedBalloon – there was one thing I knew. As leader (and a leadership team) we can create a great environment for people to work in but ultimately it is each individuals choice if they want to participate in it.
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    Negotiation Insights

  • When Emotions Compromise Your Negotiation Leverage

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

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

    Mladen Kresic
    18 Jun 2014 | 4:00 am
    One of our tools for helping clients prepare a winning negotiations strategy is the Negotiation Success Range (NSR)™, which identifies the conditions under which both parties will be satisfied. And if those conditions satisfy both sides, but our side likes them more than theirs? That’s OK: A winning deal is never perfectly even. In business, especially when forging long-term relationships, the NSR is critical because the deal should work for both sides, and both sides need to feel like they have won. This is easier said than done. As an example, during negotiation planning the seller’s…
  • To Close the Deal, Know Your Client’s Risks and Articulate the Cost of Not Acting

    Mladen Kresic
    14 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    In 2013, CSO Insights published an industry survey summarizing deals won and lost—in this instance, how often forecasts lined up with actual closed deals. Of the number of total forecasted deals, 26% were lost due to “no decision.” Many “no decisions” can be traced to a seller’s inability to address how their potential client sees risk and the failure to paint a compelling picture of the cost of not acting. In our sales and negotiation training seminars, we teach sellers how to prepare and increase their chances of a win by carefully considering risk and reward from the buyer’s…
  • Balancing Your Negotiation Team: If Everyone Agrees, Someone is Probably Wrong

    Mladen Kresic
    14 Feb 2014 | 7:50 am
    Just as you don’t want to take to the field with a football team of 11 quarterbacks (or 11 goalkeepers, if you’re playing the more globally known form of football), you would not want a negotiation team that only represents one discipline or perspective. Although Peyton Manning or Cristiano Ronaldo each has enviable skills, other specialists will be needed to secure victory for the team. We once worked on an important licensing negotiation with a client team comprised of architects and engineers in product development. Their goal was to fill a technical gap in their product. They were…
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    Midas Touch

  • Coping with the Late Payment Debt Burden

    Darren Jordan
    1 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    By Darren Jordan Late debt payment is threatening the future of small and medium-sized companies who are collectively owed almost £40bn, according to recent research. According direct debit company, Bacs Payment Schemes, businesses are bearing £9.16bn in additional costs as a result of late payments, with nearly one third saying their monthly expenditure was up around £500 as a consequence of not receiving agreed sums. With one in four companies dedicating more than 10 hours each week chasing up late payments, the actual figure could be more like £10,000 per month when all collateral…
  • ‘Debt Shy’ Entrepreneurs Put Growth at Risk

    Silvia Vitiello
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    By Silvia Vitiello  Recent reports have shown that entrepreneurs are increasingly unwilling to borrow money or give control to outsiders. A report by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland that was featured last week in the Financial Times revealed that young entrepreneurs are readily becoming more reliant upon their own resources when it comes to funding their business ventures. While it is true that the UK Government has introduced a variety of policy initiatives including the British Business Bank, the levels of capital investment within small & medium sized enterprises…
  • Is The Payment Protection Code a Powerless Publicity Stunt?

    Guest Blog
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    By Arthur Young This month (July 2014) it was revealed that late payments to small businesses have shot right past 2012′s peak of £37 billion. Today, the UK’s SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) are owed £39.4 billion in delayed payments. While some of these payments are owed by other small businesses, a great many of these late payments are owed by much bigger businesses, keen to keep a firm hand on their purse strings. The disparity between late payments to and from big businesses and late payments to and from SMEs is startling. While SMEs are owed £39.4 billion overall,…
  • Will New Crowdfunding Legislation Thin The ‘Crowd’ of Potential Business Backers?

    Richard Heap
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:52 am
    By Richard Heap  New rules brought in by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have divided the opinion of peer-to-peer lenders and crowd-funding websites. While some feel the ‘crowd’ of possible business investors may wane, others consider the new measures do not offer backers enough protection. In light of banks’ increasingly frugal lending behaviour, crowd-funding has become a proven and feasible method for small companies to raise finance. It involves large numbers of people contributing small amounts over online platforms as equity investment or cash loans to support new business…
  • Slow Down Anticipated for UK Recovery

    Jon Dawson
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    By Jon Dawson Despite promising recent trends, businesses are predicting a levelling out in the economic recovery for the second quarter. While figures remain high in comparison with historic patterns, there has been a drop in key balances – including the proportion of firms that have experienced increases in export sales and the percentage of businesses predicted to boost their investments. This drop is in contrast to results from the British Chamber of Commerce’s analysis of the first quarter. Director-general of BCC, John Longworth, commented that the downward movement came on the…
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    Latest blog entries

  • Sustaining Great Results - Teleseminar!

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

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

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

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

    23 Mar 2014 | 6:43 am
    When I was coaching basketball, one of the key requirements to the team’s success was the ability of our athletes to finish strong and make layups around the rim.  As a team, success ultimately came down to our players finishing strong. Over the years, it became clear that there were three main reasons that players finished weakly around the rim and were unable to score. Find those 3 secrets, and the rest of this article to help your team finish strong, published as a guest post on the #leadwithgiants website. Many thanks to Dan Forbes for sharing it with the #leadwithgiants audience!
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    The Hiring Tips

  • Interviewing Millenials

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

    Stan Dubin
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:39 pm
    In the previous Hiring the Salesperson tips, we covered preparation, motivation, prospecting, sales technique and closing. In this tip, let’s discuss the salesperson who has sold something very different from you’re selling.        
  • “Never Miss a Good Chance to Shut Up!”

    Stan Dubin
    5 Jul 2014 | 2:14 pm
    This Will Rogers quote can most definitely be applied to those giving hiring interviews.        
  • You’re Not Hiring The Résumé!

    Stan Dubin
    28 Jun 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Of course this is something you know, but how often do we see a fabulous résumé and then omit doing a thorough interview as we believe we’ve got the right person? Or worse, we conduct a hiring interview with the intention of ensuring this person gets hired. In other words, not just omitting to ask […]        
  • Take Him For a Tour!

    Stan Dubin
    4 Jun 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Let’s say you’re hiring an Office Manager. Fred has shown up for his interview and has Office Manager experience. How do we know how experienced Fred is? Well, we can take Fred for a tour of the office. Here’s how it could go:        
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    Red Fish Marketing Promotional Products Blog

  • Five Business Card Alternatives

    Red Fish
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Here’s five alternatives to the traditional cardboard business card. Research proves that giving customers something that is useful / reusable makes them more likely to keep it and therefore leads to greater brand exposure. 1. The Credit card sized flash drive               Perfect to promote any business and you can even have it loaded with essential documentation. 2. The Credit Card Magnifier                   A perfect business card for an optometrist, aged care or any industry where seeing clearly is…
  • Stationery Flash Card Kit

    10 Jun 2013 | 1:04 am
    Promote your brand with technology products from Red Fish Marketing! We’ve hand-picked the best technology giveaways, so your brand can stay ahead of the game. Stationery Flash Card Kit It is composed of 10 pcs stationery essentials kit with 512MB credit card flash drive, black/silver zippered polyester case, pen pencil, eraser, staple remover staples, clips, ruler, highlighter, and scissors!
  • Reward Your Customers with Promotional Gifts

    6 Jun 2013 | 3:00 am
    Companies are continuously searching for new methods to bring in customers, as well as keeping the existing ones happy. Companies should be creative on their marketing campaigns in able to do this. There are so many different marketing campaigns available to companies nowadays. Be careful and creative in marketing campaign because you don’t want to go wrong on this area.   According to Mark Klein, Founder and chief executive officer of Loyalty Builders, suggested that companies should attempt to reward the loyalty of their customers. This could include offering promotional…
  • Promotional Automotive Accessories

    4 Jun 2013 | 11:57 pm
    Put some drive behind your promotional campaigns with Red Fish Marketing’s’ promotional products for the automotive industry. Promotional Automotive Accessories are commonly used for dealership promos, custom body shop giveaways, auto insurance advertising, trade show events and even giving it as corporate gifts. Car Air Freshener
  • Basic Backpack

    4 Jun 2013 | 4:54 am
    Backpacks make a fine corporate gift or promotional giveaway. Spread your company logo or marketing message with promotional backpacks. Custom backpacks are functional, stylish and a practical way to keep your clients or employee organized. Basic Backpack
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    The NFPT Blog

  • Why Furthering your Fitness Knowledge and Education is Important

    Blake Wade
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:36 pm
    Knowledge on health and fitness has never been more readily available and popular. Almost every employer that offers health insurance will have some sort of health fair, guest speaker or health competition of some kind for the employees. Infomercials on TV, Facebook ads and the rising popularity of fitness in general have everyone up to speed on the latest health and fitness topics to some degree. With this in mind, being a personal trainer has never been harder from a knowledge and experience standpoint. Keeping up on current health topics and furthering your own knowledge has never been…
  • Train to Sustain Pt. 2

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    The following abdominal training is derived from the MMA Fight Club in Belgium.  Remember no abs, no legs, no legs, no fight. Check out Part 1 here. The Training Crunches:  Lie straight on your back with your legs up, tibia/fibula (shin) parallel to the floor. Do crunches, shoulders off the floor and then shoulders touching the floor. Repeat 20 times, then immediately go to; Legs down, knees bent, feet flat and palms of the hands on the floor, raising your Gluteus Maximus off the floor. 20 repetitions, then immediately go to; Legs down, knees bent, feet flat with arms crossing the chest. 20…
  • Keep Fitness Fun: It Pays To Play

    NFPT Team
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:49 pm
    There are plenty of people out there who don’t see fitness as fun. It is a very common excuse as to why people don’t want to go to the gym or work with a trainer. Making fitness fun for your clients is easier than you think. Use common, every day sports to promote a healthy lifestyle while also keeping it fun for your clients! Source: The post Keep Fitness Fun: It Pays To Play appeared first on The NFPT Blog.
  • Train to Sustain

    17 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Fight Science has a YouTube clip of Bas Rutten (MMA Champion) striking an anatomically correct torso, equipped with synthetic organs (except for a spleen). The spleen came from a pig and was placed in the correct position within the torso. Bas proceeds to strike the torso with his unique hook/uppercut punch, torqued in a way that delivered 1300 pounds of force. The spleen ruptured. A ruptured spleen, untreated, will lead to death. If the spleen has to be surgically removed, then the liver assumes the spleen’s responsibility for fighting germs and coordinating the immune system. The spleen,…
  • Nutrition Planning

    Blake Wade
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    As a personal trainer you will be asked by most of your clients questions on nutrition and their diets. Everything from “What can I eat to lose weight?”, and “How many deep-fried donuts can I eat without getting fat?” You need to know how to answer these types of questions while staying in your scope of practice. Remember, you are not certified as a nutritionist or dietitian. Giving an exact meal plan to a client might seem like you’re doing them a huge service. But in reality you could be opening yourself up to danger. That is the kind of thing a dietitian or nutritionist…
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    Custom Toll Free® Blog

  • How a Toll Free Number Can Be Your Magic Wand

    Vanity Numbers
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:15 am
    Small business owners must possess superhero powers to stay on top of the responsibilities required to operate successful enterprises. From working extra-long hours to multitasking and wearing multiple “hats”, entrepreneurs often wish they had an elusive magic wand to help them get everything done accomplish all of their goals. The magic wand you need to run your small business is no longer elusive when you acquire a toll free number. The Power of a Toll Free Number read more
  • Hot Ways to Use Toll Free Numbers during Summer Downtime

    Vanity Numbers
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:18 am
    While many would agree that summer is their favorite time of year, it can also mean the slowest season of the year for small businesses. With families taking vacations to outdoor activities taking precedence, small business owners find they have a lot of free time on their hands…unless your business is a convenient beach resort, of course. Instead of pacing back and forth waiting for customers to come into their stores or for the phone to ring, small business owners and entrepreneurs should take advantage of free time to devise strategies to increase sales. Starting with brainstorming…
  • 5 Common Questions Entrepreneurs Ask

    Vanity Numbers
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    Entrepreneurs juggle myriad tasks every day. The hectic schedule combined with unexpected obstacles creates a frenzied work environment that causes the visionary business leaders to miss the bigger picture. After all, entrepreneurs are the captain that steers the small business ship. They need to step back at times to ask important questions that pertain to their businesses. Five common questions prevent small business owners from pressing the panic button. read more
  • Content Marketing Red Alert: Why Small Businesses Still Need Toll Free Numbers

    Vanity Numbers
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:11 am
    Internet marketing has introduced small businesses to several effective ways to attract new customers and keep loyal customers engaged. Content marketing may be the most cost effective Internet marketing strategy of all…and you’ve finally got it figured out. You or an assigned team member consistently posts compelling and informative content to your small business website or social media platform to interact with customers. Your content is interesting and helps your audience solve problems, and even touch upon how your products and services can help improve their lives.
  • 4 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Day

    Vanity Numbers
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    Being an entrepreneur comes with a certain territory, a set of expectations, and a certain personality to be successful. Of course, entrepreneurships all have their own methodologies and personalities that go into operating them, not to mention industry, but one thing is certainly in common: Being an entrepreneur means making the most out of every day. We get it. As an entrepreneur you have those “slump” days where you maybe don’t feel like making that phone call, or sending another email, or spending another minute looking at your laptop or tablet screen. Every entrepreneur…
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  • VIDEO: JPMorgan To Cut Tech Support Jobs As Revenue Dips

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    JPMorgan, the biggest U.S. bank by assets, is slashing its technology support workforce in corporate and investment banking division following a revenue dip. The company’s revenue from fixed-income and equity markets fell 15 percent to $3.5 billion in the quarter ended June 30, compared with the same quarter last year. Job cuts in mortgage banking […]
  • VIDEO: Private Sector Adds 218,000 Jobs In July: ADP

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    A report by a payrolls processor released on Wednesday showed U.S. companies hired 218,000 workers in July, below what analysts projected and the level set the previous month. Private job gains in June were 281,000, which was the strongest reading since November 2012. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast that the ADPNational Employment Report would […]
  • VIDEO: The Benefits Of A Test-Drive Before Making A Full-Time Hire

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    As a small business owner, you don’t have the time or resources to waste on a lengthy hiring process. When you think you’ve found the right person for the job, you’ll likely want to get him or her on board as quickly as possible. But first impressions can sometimes be deceiving: A person who’s well-qualified […]
  • VIDEO: South Africa’s NUMSA Union Agrees Wage Deal To End Four-week Strike

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Union leader Irvin Jim said on Monday, South Africa’s main manufacturing union, NUMSA, has agreed to end a four-week strike after accepting a wage increase offer from employers. More than 200,000 members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) downed tools on July 2 to demand higher wages, halting production at automakers […]
  • VIDEO: Fast Food Workers Vow Civil Disobedience

    26 Jul 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Fast food workers from across the country have voted in suburban Chicago to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation by including civil disobedience. They voted to add sit-down strikes and restaurant occupations to their campaign to win $15-an-hour wages and a union. Industry officials say the wage increase would hurt job creation, […]
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    Gulf Business

  • UAE’s Oil Exports To Japan Drop 14.4% In June

    Aarti Nagraj
    31 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    The Gulf state, Japan’s second biggest oil provider, exported 23 million barrels during the month. The post UAE’s Oil Exports To Japan Drop 14.4% In June appeared first on Gulf Business.
  • Spain Evacuates Embassy In Libya

    Aarti Nagraj
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    About 200 people have been killed since clashes erupted two weeks ago between rival militias in Tripoli and Benghazi.The post Spain Evacuates Embassy In Libya appeared first on Gulf Business.
  • Sierra Leone Declares State Of Emergency Over Ebola

    Aarti Nagraj
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:36 am
    Ebola has been blamed for 672 deaths in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.The post Sierra Leone Declares State Of Emergency Over Ebola appeared first on Gulf Business.
  • Lufthansa’s Profit Falls Short As Ticket Prices Dip

    Aarti Nagraj
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:45 am
    Lufthansa's second-quarter operating profit was $480.9 million, far below the average forecast.The post Lufthansa’s Profit Falls Short As Ticket Prices Dip appeared first on Gulf Business.
  • Dubai’s Luxury Property Price Growth Slows Sharply In Q2

    Mary Sophia
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    With 25 to 35 per cent of buyers in Dubai depending on mortgages, regulations that limit lending have been instrumental in easing the growth in luxury house prices. The post Dubai’s Luxury Property Price Growth Slows Sharply In Q2 appeared first on Gulf Business.
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    Smart Business Revolution

  • SBR052: Rick Mulready on How to Use Facebook Ad Targeting to Fuel Your Business

    John Corcoran
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Recently, I decided to start experimenting with Facebook ads. But before I did, I reached out to Rick Mulready, who has quickly built a reputation as one of a handful of “go-to” people who truly understands how  to use Facebook ads effectively to grow a business. Because here’s the thing: Facebook’s ad platform is incredibly powerful, but also not for the feint of heart. It has a very steep learning curve. to understand how to use Facebook ad targeting. Consider a few very powerful things you can do with Facebook: you can upload your email list to Facebook and then…
  • SBR051: How to Validate Startup Business Ideas with Omar and Nicole from Business Republic

    John Corcoran
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:42 pm
    How do you know if a startup business idea you have is worth anything? If you start a business on the side, how do you know if anyone will buy what you’re selling? That’s a major question, and my latest guests, Omar and Nicole from Business Republic, are experts in validating startup business ideas. In this episode of the Smart Business Revolution podcast, we talk about how you can validate new business ideas, as well as: “the bootstrapper’s approach” to entrepreneurship, which is reflected in books like The Lean Startup. the importance of community for…
  • Keep Your Friends Close and Your Enemies Closer

    John Corcoran
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:40 am
    NOTE from John: This is a guest post by Jordan Harbinger. Jordan is an expert in social dynamics and co-founder of The Art of Charm podcast and training programs, where they teach “ordinary guys to become extraordinary men.” After reading his guest post below, be sure you check out his awesome podcast The Art of Charm (including my episode on how to systemize your networking). “The best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend.” – Abraham Lincoln This has always been one of my favorite quotes from a truly great man. And why? Because it gets at the heart of so much…
  • SBR050: AppSumo Founder Noah Kagan on How to Overcome Personal Failure

    John Corcoran
    2 Jul 2014 | 11:18 pm
    You might think Noah Kagan has the magic touch, right? Employee #30 at Employee #4 at, which was later sold for $150 million. Founder of not one but two multi-million dollar companies before he turned 30. Including Gambit and now AppSumo. But the truth is, with much success often comes setbacks and failures. For this episode #50 of the Smart Business Revolution podcast, I invited Noah Kagan – a well recognized authority in building a fast-growing and lean business – to come talk to me about how to conquer personal failure. What resulted was a very candid…
  • SBR049: How to Master Relationship Marketing – with David J. Soler

    John Corcoran
    26 Jun 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Question: What do you get when you cross a firefighter with a relationship marketing expert? Answer: My next guest on the Smart Business Revolution podcast. David J. Soler is the host of the Relationship Marketing and Sales podcast. A former firefighter and mortgage broker, David coaches and trains others on how to improve their relationship marketing. If you are confused about how to use existing relationships to increase your sales, then David has some great ideas for you. I think you’ll enjoy this episode.   Resources from this Episode: Relationship Marketing & Sales with…
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    Project Exponential

  • When you find your passion, people will hate you.

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:14 am
    “I think your [sic] passionate about your work and I know it turns people like me off.” The message pinged in my Facebook inbox as I was going to sleep. Maybe because I was in a particularly fragile state — two days in bed with high fever, my arms and legs raging with sunburn, pimples dotting my face, constipation, tension high with continued visa struggles, pressure to find funding for our annex building while trying to keep dinners in NYC going strong — I’ll admit, the comment stung. It got me thinking about what I’ve been doing and how I’ve been going about it. I instantly…
  • Acceptance and a face tattoo

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:20 am
    Last night I had a dream I got a tattoo. It was a big black tribal symbol winding down the side of my face and neck. Sometimes my hair would hide it, but no amount of accessories or clothing could conceal its dark lines. I spent most of the dream trying to come to terms with it and accept the fact I had this thing permanently etched onto my skin. I’ve sat with NY Times bestselling authors, farmers in Nepal, Tibetan Buddhists, Wall Street sharks, Italian philosophers and millionaires from California. They all have one thing in common: Everyone wants something. I have yet to meet…
  • The psychology of wanting what you can’t have

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:16 am
    There’s something out of reach, and your mind is focused on it like a laser. A job, a relationship, a sum of money, a status. Whatever it is, it is unavailable, and you know it. But that doesn’t stop you from dreaming about it. Your brain has tricked you into thinking this is where the rewards are. A tasty cocktail of novelty, desire, delayed gratification, and dopamine has you convinced this is what will make you happy, this will bring peace and prosperity and satisfaction. You compare yourself to those who DO have, and you’ll never measure up. This is easy.
  • 5 questions to measure success

    14 Jul 2014 | 3:49 am
    I’ve been thinking about the American Dream and how we’ve come to define wealth and achievement. I’m turning 30 soon, a benchmark to pause and reflect on life’s work and progress. Yet the ways in which I was taught to measure “success” don’t seem to apply to me. I don’t own a house or a car. What I do own fits into a duffle bag. I sleep under a mosquito net. My savings account is negligible, I have student loans I will probably never be able to pay. I’m unmarried, I have no children. In full disclosure, it’s been awhile since I received a regular paycheck. According…
  • What you want most

    8 Jul 2014 | 3:52 am
    That thing you wish you had… But you don’t Because you don’t have the time Or the money Because You can’t quit Or the opportunity hasn’t presented itself. No one has given you permission, Money is tight and there are bills to pay— STOP! Fight for your passion. Reclaim it. Fight as if your life depends on it. (It does.)
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    Crisis Insights Blog

  • IT Password Best Practices

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    We’re only human. That’s why many employees fail to create passwords that follow IT best practices.   Primarily because the more complex passwords get, the harder they are to remember.  That’s a pretty big problem. According to the Ponemon Institute, 55% of U.S. small businesses have had some form of data breach and 53% have had multiple breaches. Following IT password best practices is one of the most critical steps a company can take to prevent a breach.  Length and Complexity Do Matter Did you know, research shows any password shorter than 5 characters can…
  • FCC Proposes Changes to the Emergency Alert System

    16 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    No matter your political party affiliation, if you were a recipient of a text message from the president, you’d most likely sit up and pay attention. That’s what the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) expects and why it has proposed a plan that would give the president the ability to communicate to the masses via phone and through other emergency alert systems in times of national crisis. If the plan is approved, the first step would be to complete critical technical improvements to the nation’s Emergency Alert System, a system currently used most often to alert citizens…
  • Ways to Minimize the Impact of an IT Security Breach

    16 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
    In today’s world, it’s probably more realistic to accept that it’s a matter of when your organization will experience an information security breach, not if. And it won’t be cheap. According to the Ponemon Institute, the 2014 Cost of Data Breach Study sponsored by IBM estimates the average cost to a company of a data breach at $3.5 million. The level and development and testing of your response plan prior to the breach makes all the difference in how severe its impact will be to your organization. There are also a number of things to keep in mind after you’ve…
  • Emergency Notification Systems: Not Just for Emergencies

    15 Jul 2014 | 10:51 am
    In our over-connected world, there are still plenty of people who say, “I knew nothing about that.” That’s why it is so enticing to use an emergency notification system to reach a mass audience with messages that fall in the “important”, but not necessarily “urgent” category. When officials decide to send out a non-emergency notification on a system that was designed and marketed for emergency communications only, it can spark debate regarding the proper use of the technology.  A recent case in Adams County, CO where the Sheriff’s…
  • Emergency Notification System: Required on all College and University Campuses

    13 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    As parents get ready to send their students back to school this fall, the fact that colleges and universities are required by a federal law to have an emergency notification system in place may enhance their peace of mind. Effective communication is absolutely vital in an emergency situation, and mere minutes can mean the difference between a minor incident and a horrific tragedy. It’s reassuring to know that the technology available in top emergency notification systems enables universities to communicate with thousands of students, faculty and staff in just minutes. Change Out of…
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    Currency News: UK daily forex news

  • Losses Forecast For Pound Dollar Exchange Rate (GBP USD)

    John Cameron
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Yesterday morning’s whole of eurozone Consumer Price Index data revealed that the rate of price rises in the euro area was the single most significant data release of the day and it may well weigh down the euro (currency:EUR) moving forward. <br> <br>The estimate for July’s Consumer Price Index figure printed at a below expectations 0.4% - down from June’s counterpart showing of 0.5%. <br> <br>Today's foreign exchange rate levels are: <br> <br>- The pound to euro exchange rate is -0.4 per cent lower at 1.25657. <br>- The pound to dollar…
  • Euro to Dollar Rate Today: EUR /USD @ 8-month Exchange Rate Lows Over Deflation Concerns

    David Woodsmith
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Euro to US Dollar weakened to a fresh 8-month low on Thursday after data released earlier in the session showed that the 18-member currency bloc’s annual rate of inflation fell again in July, raising fears that deflation could soon set in. The EUR USD exchange rate sits at 1.33932 (as of 1st August 2014). <br> <br>According to the data released by the European Union’s statistical office, Eurostat, the regions inflation rate fell to its worst level since the height of the Euro crisis and slid deeper into what the European Central Bank calls the ‘danger zone’. <br>…
  • GBP USD Outlook - VIX Predicted To Increase, Pound to Dollar Exchange Rate Holds Steady

    John Cameron
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today’s session has brought a significant increase in fear levels amongst investors following the news that Argentina has defaulted on its sovereign debt for the second time since the turn of the century. The South American nation admitted defeat and reneged on $1.3bn worth of gilts overnight following the refusal of New York bond-holders refused to negotiate on accepting a full pay-out for the promises-to-pay. <br> <br>The news has caused a flight to safety in the global markets, although this dip in appetite for risk was far more limited than that which followed Argentina’s…
  • Pound to Yen (GBP/JPY) Exchange Rate Loses Ground as Demand for US Dollar Hits Japanese Currency

    David Woodsmith
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    The Pound to Yen exchange rate (GBP/JPY) softened on Friday after data released during the Asian session painted a mixed picture of the regional economy. Demand for the US Dollar also weighed upon the currency. Sterling meanwhile remained under pressure from Thursday’s disappointing domestic data releases. <br> <br>The Pound (GBP) fell against the Japanese Yen (JPY) on Thursday after it was weighed upon by disappointing data released early in the session; Sterling also made declines against the Euro (EUR) and US Dollar (USD). <br> <br>The UK currency was weakened…
  • Pound to New Zealand Dollar Exchange Rate Fluctuates, UK Data Lacking

    Ben Hughes
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    New Zealand Dollar Declines <br>Yesterday the New Zealand Dollar exchange rate came under pressure as Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world’s major dairy exporter, trimmed dairy prices. As dairy produce is New Zealand’s most important export the news pushed the ‘Kiwi’ lower against almost all of its main currency counterparts and saw the asset drop below 85 US cents. Fonterra’s milk price forecast for the period 2014-2015 was slashed from 7 Dollars per Kg of milk solids to 6 Dollars per Kg of milk solids. Industry expert Theo Spierings accordingly commented; ‘Our forecasting…
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    The Portfolio Partnership

  • Where the CEO Spends Time is an Investment Decision

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

    Ian Smith
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:43 pm
    We hate meetings. We love meetings. But despite the trendy articles that we need to avoid them, we need them. Here are my top 10, with the desired outcome from the meeting. I hope they help! Top 10 Essential Meetings As an overall set of rules for every meeting, I like attendees to be  given information in one page summaries ahead of time, decisions required from the meeting to be flagged up ahead of time and clear actions must always be trapped. Sales Pipeline – Outcome – A clear understanding how each sales professional will meet target, the deals that will be involved and the…
  • Zero-Based Roles – Structure Your Business For Alignment

    Ian Smith
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    You may have heard of the term zero-based budgeting. The basic thesis is to look at your business through the eyes of a start up. If you were starting today from scratch, what would you spend money on? Costs creep on over time and before you know it your business is totally misaligned. Costs and sales are out of step. This is a moment in time where you have to stand back and say I’m changing our approach. I’m making this a 5% or a 10% or a 15% net profit to sales business. I know I can sell say $10m this year. I know I can make 60% gross margin of $6m on that sales figure and therefore to…
  • 20 Big Protocols To Help You Scale Your Business

    Ian Smith
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:45 pm
      Ironically, putting in place the right processes allows for greater innovation, allows for greater freedom in key areas, and it takes the stress out of managing people. It feels contrarian but building rules into your business drives efficiency. It gives management teams the opportunity to deploy their precious time on the really important stuff! Here are my top 20: 20 Top Protocols Define one boilerplate that describes your business. Use it on all relevant marketing material. Allocation departmental priorities based on the CEO’s priorities for the year. Prior to all meetings…
  • Looking in the Wrong Direction – the Uber Phenomenon

    Ian Smith
    24 Jun 2014 | 6:57 pm
    You can complain about Uber, you can strike, you can lobby your politician, claim unfairness but you are looking in the wrong direction. The direction you should be looking in is the customer. The question is not, why should Uber be allowed to disrupt my business model? The question is, why do customers love Uber or why do MY customers love Uber? Dyson, Google, Wikipedia, Amazon Web Services, came along and the incumbents in that industry said, this can’t be happening. It won’t work. It can’t work. It will go away. But they were looking in the wrong direction. Competition…
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    Martin Ramirez [dot] me

  • How to Learn Anything

    Martin Ramirez
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:59 pm
    I’ll admit it, I love to learn. I guess I’m one of those weird guys who thinks learning new things are fun. So if you’re like me, and you’re looking for ways to learn new things, here’s how I go about learning doing it. #1 Research the Basics Learning something new requires research. It’s the most cliché advice people and the internet will tell you, but it’s true. What they don’t tell you is that you don’t need to know everything. Let me repeat that. You don’t need to know everything. For example, when I first started playing guitar, I only…
  • Are QR Codes Worthless Or Effective?

    Martin Ramirez
    4 Feb 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Most technological breakthroughs has been tested thoroughly that by the time it’s released to the market for consumers, the risk of failure is relatively low. In some cases, even with all the research behind a product, it just doesn’t catch on. An example of this is QR codes. Every time this happens, it is a refreshing reminder of how unpredictable the global market really is. What Is A QR Code? Originating from Japan, Quick Response code, better known as QR code, is a 2D matrix barcode that contains a specific website when scanned using a smartphone or tablet. QR codes are known for its…
  • Don’t Be Misled By Open Rates

    Martin Ramirez
    21 Jan 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Email campaigns can be difficult to get right. Website owners who achieve high open rates are not necessarily in the clear. We all know that in the conversion process, opening the email is just half of the equation. The reader has to engage the content and click on the link to your website, which hopefully will end with the action that is the final step of your funnel. Quantity is deceiving Maybe it’s an egotistical point of view to think, “People are opening my emails, they must like them! There’s nothing wrong with my content or conversion process.” If you solely rely on open rates,…
  • I’m In Charge Of Social Media! Now What?

    Martin Ramirez
    13 Jan 2014 | 3:00 am
    Let me guess. Last person to raise their hand has to be in charge or social media. Or maybe you’re the youngest person in the office, so you’re stuck managing your social media accounts. So now what? What should you do? This is the exact conversation I had with a friend last week. So I’m writing this post for him and also anybody who’s now in charge of their organization’s social media. #1 What’s your organization’s goal? Before you even get started you need to know what the goal of using social media is for your organization. Is it to drive traffic to your website? Is it to…
  • How to be happier in 2014

    Martin Ramirez
    31 Dec 2013 | 11:00 pm
    Happiness is pretty straightforward. When the reality of something is better than you expected, then you’re happy. You’re not happy, when your expectation is higher than your reality. For example, if I tell you that Bob’s Restaurant is just “good” but then you visit, and it’s “great” then you are going to be happy. On the flipside, if I tell you that Bob’s Restaurant is has “great” food, but you show up and find out that it’s just “good” then you’re more likely to be unhappy. Does this mean you should have no expectations whatsoever. No, it doesn’t. It means…
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    Kathryn Welds | Curated Research and Commentary

  • Most Effective “Calls to Action” Are Aligned to Audience “Construal Level”, Psychological Distance”

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Nir Halevy Leaders can elicit stronger commitment and willingness to follow requested actions when they deliver messages tailored to the audience’s “psychological distance” from them, according to Stanford’s Nir Halevy and Yair Berson of Bar-Ilan University. Yaacov Trope “Construal level theory”(CLT), developed by NYU’s Yaacov Trop and Nira Liberman of Tel Aviv University, posits that the “psychological distance” is related to differences in organizational hierarchy position as well as spatial and temporal distance. Nira Liberman Halevy and Berson found that greater…
  • Negotiation Drama: Strategic Umbrage, Line-Crossing Illusion and Assertiveness Biases

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Daniel R Ames Assertiveness style, and matching assertiveness style to specific situations, can determine success as a leader and negotiator, according to Columbia University’s Daniel Ames and Abbie Wazlawek. Abbie Wazlawek Earlier, Ames and Stanford’s Frank Flynn reported that moderate levels of assertiveness are associated with career advancement, and with effective negotiation and influence in conflict situations. In addition, they found that most observers provided consistent ratings of managerial under-assertiveness and over-assertiveness. Francis Flynn However, most people do not…
  • Brief Aerobic Exercise Increases Attention, Reading Performance

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Michele Tine As little as 12 minutes of aerobic exercise increased selective attention and reading comprehension scores for low-income young adults at a highly selective, ”academically elite” (“Ivy League”) US undergraduate university, reported Dartmouth College’s Michele T. Tine and Allison G. Butler of Bryant University. Alison Butler Even these highly-skilled participants, admitted to one of the US’s top academic institutions, had significantly different scores on Selective Visual Attention (SVA) and reading comprehension pre-test tasks, depending on their socio-economic…
  • Musical Training Enhances “Executive Functions” of Planned Behavior, Cognitive Performance

    9 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Jennifer Zuk Christopher Benjamin Musical training is associated with well-developed “executive functions (EF)” – the cognitive capacities that enable intentional, controlled behavior and strong academic performance, according to Harvard University’s Jennifer Zuk, Christopher Benjamin, Arnold Kenyon, and Nadine Gaab. “Executive functions (EF)” include: Inhibition (to avoid saying or doing everything that comes to mind) Problem solving Goal-directed behavior Clancy Blair Maintaining information in working memory, demonstrated in work by NYU’s Clancy Blair, Philip Zelazo of…
  • Premium Pay to Attract Diverse Women Candidates?

    2 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Companies must pay more to attract and hire women from diverse backgrounds because there are few qualified female and nonwhite candidates – and because these candidates are highly sought by employers. Deborah Ashton Myth or reality?, asks Deborah Ashton of Novant Health. Myth: American women earned significantly less than men, so it is unlikely that diverse women enjoy a salary advantage over men. In fact, women in the U.S. earned $0.82 for every $1.00 earned by American men in 2013, up from $0.79 the year before, according to the 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics earnings survey. Daryl G.
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    Jeremiah Stanghini

  • How to Solve the Password Problem: Teach Kids When They’re Young

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:33 am
    I came across an article a few days ago that explained how to teach humans to remember really complex passwords. As I was reading it, I couldn’t help but think that there’s an important piece to the solution to helping humans remember really complex passwords: habit. When we first started using computers, coming up with a super-difficult password wasn’t necessary as we were usually just trying to keep our stuff protected from our family members. Then, it was trying to keep things protected from our co-workers. Slowly, that grew and grew until now, someone (or…
  • A Lesson in Overcomplicated: Gender-Neutral Washrooms

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    If you’ve ever been part of an organization, there’s a better chance than not that you’ve been involved in a meeting where at some point, you found yourself thinking, “what the heck are we doing?” Well, hopefully you’ve found yourself saying that, otherwise you might have fallen into the trap of overcomplicating something. There was a great (and short!) post on Pacific Standard about the “problem” of a sign for a gender-neutral bathroom: “But what would you put on the door?!” said a facility manager at an airport, his concern echoed by an…
  • How Smartphones Can Lead to Better Parents

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    13 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    Over three years ago, I wrote a post about cell phone etiquette. At the time I wrote that, I wouldn’t have guessed that three years later, I’d be considering the possibility that smartphones could actually lead to better parents. But that’s exactly what this post is about. The stereotype goes that many parents will bring their children to the park (and/or some activity) and upon arriving, they shoo away their children only to peer down at their cell phone. Some folks do this while out to dinner with friends (even though they don’t have kids, see here). Many will…
  • A New Way to Use Pinterest: Financial Charts

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    7 Jul 2014 | 4:07 am
    I don’t remember when I first signed up for Pinterest, but I do remember that when I did, I had “big” plans of using the site to create a vision board. As you can see from my Pinterest page, I haven’t used it since I signed up. There are any number of explanations I could offer as to why I haven’t really done what I had initially thought I would, but this post isn’t about my usage of Pinterest, no, it’s about Josh Brown’s. You see, many people (or at least it certainly seems like it) use Pinterest for shopping. That is, they see something…
  • The Long View Perspective on Big Data and Metrics?

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    6 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    One of the things that I like to write about is perspective. In my opinion, it’s so important to continue to look at things from different angles and assume other viewpoints to understand the many ways that things can interact. A little over a week ago, I came across a series of tweets from Chris Hayes that presented a perspective that I hadn’t considered: 50 years hence, our current obsession w/ metrics and big data will look like the obsession w/ engineering in the industrial revolution. — Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 26, 2014 Obviously “engineering”…
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    Mr Dashboard

  • Project Estimation Techniques and Tips

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

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

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

    21 Jul 2014 | 8:08 am
    Performance appraisal offers a couple of typical applications within businesses, and the functions frequently are possible issues. One particular function would be to evaluate performance with regards to rewarding or perhaps making management conclusions in relation to staff members. Promotions may hinge upon these rankings, normally causing them to be hard for supervisors to try and do. An additional function is progress of personal potential. In this function, the manager will be presented considerably more as being a consultant...
  • Volume - Cost - Profit Analysis in Excel

    20 Jul 2014 | 5:06 pm
    During business planning, strategy development, budgeting and financial planning business managers will most likely give attention to product sales (quantity in addition to valuation) together with earnings overall performance. Long term strategies in many cases are based upon exactly what has long been accomplished previously having an focus on development plus, with regard to larger sized companies, accelerated business performances. The effect on the company of a divergence coming from strategy is just not completely regarded as and even possibly acknowledged...
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    Zintro Blog

  • Researchers Discover New Polymers

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Humans have been creating synthetic polymers for decades. These polymers are found in everything from computers to polyester. However, new polymer-forming chemical reactions are rare. That is why the discovery of IBM research Jeannette M. Garcia and her team of researcher and scientists is big news. Last May, after more than a year, Garcia and her team discovered two new polymers. Codenamed Titan and Hydro, the polymers came from the same reaction but also have differences. Titan is rigid enough to become part of the next generation of computers while Hydro is a flexible liquid gel that can…
  • Zintro Webinar Series – Medical Device Insights & Innovation Session 1

    29 Jul 2014 | 3:20 pm
    “The Global Orthopaedic Market” Presented by Galvin Mould. Do you have a suggestion for a webinar topic or presenter? Let us know Would you like to discuss an idea with our Business Development team? Fill out our Business Development contact form and let us know. Are you looking for an Expertise Provider for a Project, Job or Consultation? Submit an inquiry   Other useful links Connect with Expertise Providers Everything you ever wanted to know about Zintro   The post Zintro Webinar Series – Medical Device Insights & Innovation Session 1 appeared first on…
  • Success Story: Nicolas Takashima

    29 Jul 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Nicolas Takashima an agricultural engineer. He has 10 years of experience working in different areas, including marketing, CRM, commercial unit, new business, biofuel, commercial channel and agrochemicals: For my first Zintro job, the client needed market information about an agrochemical herbicide product in Latin America: selling volumes, market shares, importers, manufacturers, commercial brands, and many other details. I wanted to do a great job, so I asked if they could send me the questionnaire in advance. Then I prepared a PowerPoint presentation and sent it to them for feedback. We…
  • Inquiry Roundup – Oil & Gas Industry

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Oil And Gas Data Analytic And Modeling Job Description data analytics and modeling in an upstream Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) operations environment The job involves building a performance management data model based on possible sources of human error (HE), conducting Data Analytics to identify human error and possible causes for…View Inquiry Oil & Energy hi there!We are a leading consulting & training organization with focus on Oil & Energy sector. Looking for trainers with 15+ years of experience for conducting short term executive training courses(2-5 DAYS) in…
  • NY State and GE Partner for New Manufacturing Initiative

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:17 pm
    Governor Andrew Cuomo and General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt announced that the state of New York is partnering with GE and other companies for a $500 million initiative to spur high-tech manufacturing of miniature electronics. The public-private partnership will be called the New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium. New York will invest $135 million for the program, which will be based at SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany. The remaining $365 million will come from GE and several other companies. Focus for the initiative will include the development of…
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    Sensei Marketing

  • Johnson’s Baby Capitalizes on Prince George’s Birthday – Real-Time Marketing

    Sam Fiorella
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:10 am
    We’ve been discussing the pitfalls of real-time content marketing here on the Sensei blog lately. Frequently, the issues reported revolve around the “need for speed” or the marketing team’s insistence on emulating successful campaigns by other brands that have capitalized on trending news/social topics. More often than not these campaigns have failed to deliver the intended result. In many cases, the campaigns have gone off he rails once the disruptive force known as user-generated content has intersected with the brand’s intent and message. For example, during the FIFA World Cup…
  • Vote: Should Brands Use YouTube Hoaxes In Marketing Mix?

    Sam Fiorella
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:48 am
    Earlier this week, Lake Ontario (the greatest of the Great Lakes in my opinion – sorry Lake Superior) made international headlines when a man posted a cell phone video on YouTube of him and his buddies fishing along its shores. What made the video remarkable, and thus go viral, is the fact that the videographer caught a glimpse of a shark jumping out of the water and snatching the fish his friend was reeling in. The video was posted on July 10th and almost immediately traditional media and the Internet werebuzzing with copious content including parental warnings to keep kids out of the…
  • Comcast Customer Recovery Strategy – Too Much, Too Late.

    Sam Fiorella
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:22 pm
    Arguably, phone, wireless, and cable providers are simultaneously the most predatory and desperate of all direct-to-consumer businesses. They conspire with each other to set inflated prices for mediocre service and negotiate territories to avoid competition, which, in turn, helps them set inflated prices for mediocre service. They demand your loyalty but only seem to reward that loyalty when you threaten to unsubscribe in favor of another provider.  We all know the story: You call to cancel a contract or service and when the phone agent discerns that you’re serious about leaving, they pass…
  • Content Marketing: You’re Trying Too Hard

    Sam Fiorella
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    After the Sochi Olympic Games, I posted an article about ambush marketing and the guerilla tactics that brands resorted to when the International Olympic Committee reduced the number of “official advertisers” to 35 during the 1984 Olympics. Brands like Nike, which was outbid by Reebok for official advertiser status, created ambush marketing campaigns to get its share of visibility at the games.   Similarly, Bavaria, a Dutch brewer, used disruptive marketing tactics during a FIFA event in which Budweiser was the official sponsor. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, most of the campaigns were quite…
  • Ipsos Study: 80% of Marketers Still Tied to “Soft Metrics” as Social Success Measurement

    Sam Fiorella
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:03 pm
    A study by Ipsos OTX, conducted on behalf of the Association of National Advertisers, caught our attention this week. The study was commissioned to gauge how marketers are currently measuring the success of their online marketing efforts. Those of you following this, or those of you who have read the book I co-authored with Danny Brown, know that marketing accountability and measurement are high on our priority list. Naturally, we were very eager to get the results. eMarketer reported the findings today and further piqued our interest with the heading: Finally, Most Brands Measuring Social…
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  • Boeing’s Non-U.S. Customers Subsidized: Delta Wants Bank Support Cut

    Vincent Po
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    Image via Flickr by egmboeingpilot Boeing and Delta are at odds over a federal export-import institution. The 80-year old trade agreement, which could soon come to an end, essentially provides guaranteed loans and other incentives to foreign buyers in order to help U.S. companies sell their products. Read on to learn how Delta is fighting back and why Boeing may not budge. This article is for Premium Members only. Please login below to read the rest of this article. Not a Premium Member yet? Become one today Username Password Remember Me
  • U.K. Manufacturing Sector Shows Significant Growth

    Vincent Po
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    Image via Flickr by DFID – UK Department for International Development It’s all good news for U.K. manufacturing following the latest numbers to come out of the Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI). Bloomberg’s BusinessWeek notes, “A Purchasing Managers’ Index advanced to 57.3 from 55.8 in March, Markit Economics said in a statement in London today. The median estimate of 32 economists in a Bloomberg News survey was for a reading of 55.4. A level above 50 indicates expansion.”The data reflect a surge in exports and product launches that put the United…
  • Japanese Manufacturing Sector Takes a Slight Dip, But Not a Nosedive

    Vincent Po
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    Image via Flickr by contri The latest reports show that Japan looks good as the main Asian manufacturer of the latest Boeing model. The latest move is a continuation of the agreement with Boeing that has seen Japan building its planes for almost two decades.Japan Daily Press notes, “Global airplane manufacturing giant Boeing has continued to line up Japanese companies as one of the main sources to build its latest plane model, the 777X. Boeing has included Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Kawasaki Heavy Industries among the companies who will build around 21 percent of their newest…
  • U.S. Up in Arms Over Russian Manufacturing Companies

    Vincent Po
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    Image via Flickr by KOREA.NET – Official page of the Republic of Korea Bad news for Russia all around as Standard & Poor’s downgrades the country’s credit rating to near junk. The Russian economy has not been growing at a rate that would suggest the country will dust itself off from the rating anytime soon. This article is for Premium Members only. Please login below to read the rest of this article. Not a Premium Member yet? Become one today Username Password Remember Me
  • New Zealand Formula Manufacturers Face New Chinese Regulations

    Vincent Po
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    Image via Flickr by timlewisnm As of May 1, infant formula manufacturers will face new, stricter regulations by the Chinese government. Analysts expect the move will primarily affect infant formula companies based in New Zealand.According to a report by the New Zealand Herald, “Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye revealed yesterday that about 10 percent of the $200 million of infant formula New Zealand exports to China annually was produced by firms that do not own factories and instead have their products produced at contract manufacturing facilities. Around 50 companies producing roughly…
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  • 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: •   …
  • The Crisis Management Conference 2014; Planning for Prosperity with a Coherent Crisis Management Capability

    Isobel Nicholas
    2 Jul 2014 | 12:59 am
    The 2014 Crisis Management Conference (CMC 2014) will take place in London on Thursday 18th September. Delegates will be given a unique opportunity to hear speakers from the BBC, Network Rail, John Lewis, UBS, O2, UK Cabinet Office and the University of Liverpool discuss their first-hand experiences in preparing, responding and communicating in crisis. Click here to see the full programme. Crisis management was long associated with failure and a desire to “keep covert” any crisis plans and preparations. Today, however, it is a topic of success, heralding responsible guardianship for the…
  • When the Heat is On – Social Media Fails

    Dominic Cockram
    28 May 2014 | 7:24 am
    The advent of social media has radically altered the context in which the reputation of an organisation is managed. Social media can be friend and foe. On the one hand, social media platforms are immensely powerful channels to reach stakeholders with your planned message but on the other, the same characteristics that enable this, namely speed of communication, prevalence and pervasiveness, can also precipitate and catapult an organisation into crisis. The way that events transpire online and, more specifically, on social media platforms are now intimately linked to how organisations fare…
  • GM Recall: History Need Not Repeat Itself

    Dominic Cockram
    29 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
      As the US Department of Justice (DoJ) concludes a 4-year, billion dollar investigation into Toyota, Mary Barra, recently appointed CEO of General Motors (GM), has stepped into the firing line. While Toyota is set to pay out a staggering $1.2Bn fine to the DoJ for covering-up fatal mechanical defects that caused their cars to ‘unintentionally accelerate’, GM recently announced a recall of 2.6 million cars with defects linked to 13 deaths. Their own cover-up began back in 2001. The original intention of this post was a comparison of GM’s crisis leadership with that of Toyota’s…
  • Situational Awareness – supporting the CEO’s critical decision-making in a crisis

    Dominic Cockram
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:30 am
    By Dominic Cockram This blog is the second in a series that looks at the challenges of managing information in a crisis and how to ensure the top team gets the information it needs. The first looked at “Managing the Upward Flow of Information in a Crisis – What Matters Most?” Here managing information to build situational awareness is under the spotlight – how to pull together that cohesive and informative picture that gives the boss just what he needs and no more. It is a fact that almost all crisis teams find information management one of the greatest challenges in responding to…
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    Project Management Resources

  • How To Keep Project Expenses Down

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    "The budget is fine" my project sponsor said. "But could you lose 50k? We're under some pressure for this year's figures."Right. So my budget wasn't really fine then was it? Expense tracking is an important part of project management but you have to have a budget to track against and it was essential for this project that I knew exactly what I was authorized to spend. With a request to cut costs I went back to the drawing board. And this is what I did to take some money out of the project.Stop Meeting In PersonYou don't still meet in person do you? If you want to keep your expenses down then…
  • 4 Reasons Why Decision-Making is Slow

    28 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    Sometimes on a project all you want is a quick decision so you can get things moving again. When an issue needs your project sponsor to make a decision or a stakeholder has to make the call about a particular piece of functionality decisions keep the project flowing. Without decisions your project team ends up sitting around waiting for instructions about what to do next.There are lots of decisions required on a project everything from which meeting room to book to who needs to see the Gantt chart to approving major scope changes based on the project team's recommendations. But sometimes it…
  • 4 Steps To Control Your Budget

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    "Hypothetically" one of my project team said recently "what if this piece of work was costing more than we originally thought?"I don't like sentences that start with hypothetically'. They nearly always aren't hypothetical! And it wasn't hypothetical in this case either. Once we had got to the truth of the matter the project task she was working on had been poorly estimated and was likely to cost nearly double what we had originally anticipated. That's a lot of money.In these situations it isn't worth looking for someone to blame. What value would it add to go back to the person who prepared…
  • When Should You Release Your Software?

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to a software release. The application needs to work documentation needs to be in place and training needs to be arranged. The following article looks at what can happen when software is released before it's ready for prime time.Much of the talk on the national stage lately has been about the troubled website that is to serve as the digital interface for Obamacare. Regardless of your political leanings the situation is a huge mess. The technical difficulties people are experiencing are endless; users have been unable to sign up and…
  • How To Create a Simple Change Request Form

    23 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    What is one of the first questions you should ask when you start a new position as a project manager in a new company? You should ask whether or not they have a change control process in place. Why? Because it's an area that can be a real time and resource sponge in a company and where you can make a big difference early on. The following article will discuss why it's so important to focus on change control first and walk you through a very simple change control form that can be implemented within a very short period of time.The web development shop was crazy busy during the time of Web 1.0.
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  • 7 Things You Should Know Before Working at an Internet Company

    Michelle Workman
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    So, you want to work for an internet company? A little over six years ago I made the transition from Middle School teacher to working for an Internet company. I thought the years trying to wrangle a classroom full of pre-teens had prepared me for the fast pace and unpredictability of working at an online company. While that was true to a certain extent, here are a few things I wish I had known ahead of time… Perks like foosball, free snacks, Nerf guns, and kegerators will lead your friends and family to believe you work in a converted fraternity house. They will all be incredibly jealous…
  • Quote of the Day – August 1, 2014 Editorial Staff
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:01 am
    “Make a customer, not a sale.” – Katherine Barchetti The post Quote of the Day – August 1, 2014 appeared first on Blog.
  • The Pros and Cons of Co-Working: 10 Entrepreneurs Weigh In

    Scott Gerber
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Coworking spaces are all the rage today among entrepreneurs – but are they as beneficial to startups as everyone thinks? Ten founders from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) share their thoughts on the advantages and disadvantages of using a coworking space versus having their own office.   1. Too Loud for Calls It’s great for collaboration, but very loud for calls. You’ll often find yourself asking your team to whisper while you’re on the phone. - Ashley Mady, Brandberry 2. A Great Community Working in a co-working space is less expensive than a traditional…
  • Quote of the Day – July 31, 2014 Editorial Staff
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:01 am
    “If you are not taking care of your customer, your competitor will.” – Bob Hooey The post Quote of the Day – July 31, 2014 appeared first on Blog.
  • Tracking Employee Hours (Without the Headache) Editorial Staff
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    You know the scenario: every other Friday, time sheets pile up on your desk, awaiting entry into a dial-up speed payroll system. Or, maybe you have to remind your employees time and time again to enter their hours into software that regularly crashes. Managing the time and attendance of all your employees should not be a reoccurring headache. Thankfully, there’s a new app for that, and it’s making your life as a business owner a whole lot easier. HR is one of the many sectors of business that are getting a total overhaul with the emergence of cloud technology and the advancements of…
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    Repossession HQ

  • Agressive Repo and Woman Destroys Car While Being Repossessed

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

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

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

    Steven Cohen
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:59 pm
      The repossession department of a bank like Citibank or Bank of America will typically put a repo order out right at around 90 days of delinquency. These departments are on their own away from other banking departments within the bank, usually located at the corporate location of the particular bank you hold the loan […] The post Usually How Many Payments Behind Before Repossession is Assigned appeared first on Repossession HQ.
  • Man tries to unhook car that was already repossessed

    Steven Cohen
    19 Mar 2014 | 7:08 pm
    CONYERS — A Conyers man unhappy with having his car repossessed decided to take matters in his own hands and attempted to unhook his car from the tow truck and try to destroy the evidence by breaking the surveillance camera system, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office. A Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office deputy was […] The post Man tries to unhook car that was already repossessed appeared first on Repossession HQ.
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    The Project Plan Blog

  • 2 Characteristics of the Neo-Project Manager

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

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

    30 Jun 2014 | 7:15 am
    Do you have a long commute each day? If you typically dread the hours spent looking at the sea of red lights ahead of you below are four ways to convert boring drive time into something a whole lot more productive.Traffic stinks. If you live near any decently-sized city and have to commute into work each day thats the tune youre going to hear on the radio nearly every morning. Unfortunately dealing with traffic is the price you pay if you want to be able to afford what it costs to take care of yourself your family and your future.If you stop and think about the amount of time you spend in…
  • Advice to Somebody Who Wants to Become a Project Manager

    16 Jun 2014 | 7:15 am
    We all have choices to make. These choices range from what we are going to wear in the morning or have for breakfast to what career were going to build. The following article provides some advice if you are looking to make the switch into the project management profession. What you have for breakfast is up to you!A mid-life crisis can happen to the best of us and although no finite age is attached to one it typically occurs between the ages of 40 and 50 if it is going to occur. What is a mid-life crisis? Its when a person usually successful takes a look in the mirror and asks themselves if…
  • Did You Know You Are Sitting in Project Management Exit Row?

    2 Jun 2014 | 7:15 am
    Most projects run smoothly and come close to their deadline budget and meet the original scope. But there are times when the ride can get a bit bumpy. The following article will provide some lessons from sitting in the exit row of an airplane to help your most troubled projects land smoothly.I like plenty of leg room on an airplane flight. My flights are usually short jaunts nothing more than an hour or two in duration so its hard to justify spending the hundreds of extra dollars the airlines want for first class. Instead I go for the next best thingan exit row. On one particular flight I…
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  • Three Competitive Intelligence Lessons from CI Pioneer Leonard Fuld

    30 Jul 2014 | 8:26 am
    When looking back at the history of competitive intelligence, one can’t leave out Leonard Fuld. Not only is he a speaker, author, and leader of his own business intelligence company, he developed many of the competitive intelligence gathering techniques professionals use today. He’s contributed so much to the development of competitive intelligence, which is why we’re focusing on a few key lessons Leonard has shared over the years: 1. Know Your Competition Inside and Out Like the old adage of keeping your friends close and your enemies closer, CEOs and employees alike should not be…
  • 3 Reasons Why Analysts Need a Competitive Intelligence Dashboard

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    Imagine driving a car that didn’t warn you when you were low on gas, or if you desperately needed an oil change. Not having these alerts can have major effects, both direct and indirectly. The longer you ride it out, the more risky the situation can become. Just like a car’s dashboard sends signals, there are certain early warnings competitive intelligence analysts need to drive strategy effectively. It’s not only about monitoring news, press releases, metrics, and other data on competitors, markets, and customers, it’s about the signals needed to make the right turns or shifts in…
  • Why You Need a "Competitive Intelligence Champion" in Your Company

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    5 Minutes Can Change The Way We Think & Work Competitive intelligence professionals can’t do it all alone. More often than not, competitive intelligence functions struggle to win over the C-suite and other departments, despite the competitive and actionable insights they provide. This experience is common for newly created competitive intelligence functions, but for established ones, it’s a huge red flag. Competitive intelligence functions that aren’t able to connect and work with other functions may not last very long, since intelligence can easily fall through the cracks. Since…
  • Competitive Intelligence Software Finds 4 Brands We Can Kiss Goodbye

    17 Jul 2014 | 10:57 am
    This article is in celebration of #TBT (Instagram’s renowned Throwback Thursday). (2004) Ryan Seacrest, the popular host of 'American Idol' and one of AT&T Wireless' most famous customers, helped convert a Los Angeles AT&T store to Cingular yesterday. Original press release can be found here A few years ago, Sony Ericsson was one of the most popular cell phone makers in the world. Similarly, Cingular was one of America’s favorite wireless carriers. And let’s not forget about Compaq, which was one of the hottest PC brands. Today, these brands and many others have ceased to…
  • 3 Ways You've Never Thought To Use Competitive Intelligence Software

    15 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    A little creativity can go a long way when you’re on the hunt for competitor or market insights. Perhaps it’s looking at something in a new way. That alone can spark new ideas and initiatives, especially when it comes to using competitive intelligence software. Think about it. With something technical like software, we tend to box ourselves in with best practices. But when we can take a step back and consider the alternatives, we're open to solutions that were never considered before. With that said, below are three ways you’ve probably never thought to use competitive intelligence…
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina technology and business news

  • NCBiotech Awards $1.5M In Quarter, Loan Recipients Net $77M

    David Menzies
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded more than $1.5 million in the fourth quarter of its 2013-2014 fiscal year, while the Center’s loan recipients brought in more than $77 million in outside funding during the period. NCBiotech approved 22 loans and grants in nine programs to institutions and organizations across the state during the quarter running from April through June, 2014. For the full year, NCBiotech awarded 78 loans and grants totaling $6,308,186.The awards program supports life science entrepreneurship, technology commercialization and…
  • WRAL-TV and Radio One Raleigh Raise More than $112,000 for HungerFreeNC

    David Menzies
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:09 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- In the first ever, daylong MEDIAthon to benefit local non-profit Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, WRAL-TV and Radio One Raleigh raised more than $112,000 and launched a powerful community conversation about North Carolina’s hunger crisis. HungerFreeNC included airing nationally acclaimed documentary “A Place At The Table” commercial free into prime time. WRAL documentary produced a half hour program “Hungry For Answers,” spotlighting the invisible hunger problem in North Carolina and some innovative solutions underway. That documentary also aired on Capitol Broadcasting…
  • CraZBrain Science Track Out and Summer Camp Opens in RTP's Park Center

    David Menzies
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- CraZBrain, a new science and discovery-based track out and summer camp, announces its opening at Park Center, RTP’s first planned area of mixed-use growth. With camps starting in August, CraZBrain aims to engage elementary and middle school kids tracking out throughout the year with engaging camp themes such as “Crazy Contraptions” and “007 Spy” that will continue educational engagement while outside of the classroom. CraZBrain was founded by husband and wife team Aaron Rothrock, a 9-year education veteran from Cary Academy and Ginger Rothrock,…
  • GCFLearnFree Launches Excel Formulas Tutorial

    David Menzies
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. --, an online-based educational organization, has launched a free Excel Formulas tutorial that includes more than 20 lessons and several interactives for users to both understand formulas and practice creating them. Excel Formulas expands upon the organization’s popular Microsoft Office online tutorials, which give users a more in-depth look into how these programs work. The tutorial features real-world situations and problems learners can solve to better prepare them for using these formulas at work and in life. In one interactive, they can help a friend plan…
  • Emergency Department Simulator Uses Analytics to Help Administrators Make Data-Driven Decisions

    David Menzies
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Emergency departments (EDs) are under growing pressure; while the number of ED visits have sharply increased, the number of EDs serving this need has actually decreased. According to a report from Rand Corporation, ED doctors are increasingly becoming the decision-makers regarding hospital admissions. Today, nearly half of all non-obstetrical hospital admissions occur through the ED. With the adoption of the Affordable Care Act, it is expected the number of ED visits will continue to rise. ED staffs are, therefore, looking for ways to make effective decisions to make their…
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    Newsfile Corp News Releases

  • IIROC Trade Resumption - DragonWave Inc.

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:21 am
    Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - August 1, 2014) - Trading resumes in: Company: DragonWave Inc. TSX Symbol: DWI.WT Resumption Time (ET): 08:30     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 activity on debt…
  • IIROC Trade Halt - DragonWave Inc.

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - August 1, 2014) - The following issues have been halted by IIROC: Company:  DragonWave Inc. TSX Symbol: DWI.WT Reason: Pending Closing Halt Time (ET) 08:01     IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension of trading in a security of a publicly listed company, usually in anticipation of a material news announcement by the company. Trading halts are issued based on the principle that all investors should have the same timely access to important company information. IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees…
  • IIROC Trade Halt - Crailar Technologies Inc.

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
    Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - August 1, 2014) - The following issues have been halted by IIROC: Company:  Crailar Technologies Inc. TSX-V Symbol: CL Reason: At the Request of the Company Pending News Halt Time (ET) 08:01     IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension of trading in a security of a publicly listed company, usually in anticipation of a material news announcement by the company. Trading halts are issued based on the principle that all investors should have the same timely access to important company information. IIROC is the…
  • IIROC Trade Halt - Caspian Energy Inc.

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:04 am
    Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - August 1, 2014) - The following issues have been halted by IIROC: Company:  Caspian Energy Inc. TSX-V Symbol: CKZ.H Reason: At the Request of the Company Pending News Halt Time (ET) 08:00     IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension of trading in a security of a publicly listed company, usually in anticipation of a material news announcement by the company. Trading halts are issued based on the principle that all investors should have the same timely access to important company information. IIROC is the national…
  • CNRP Mining Grants Incentive Stock Options

    31 Jul 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - July 31, 2014) - CNRP Mining Inc (CSE: CND) (“CNRP”) announces that it has agreed to grant 125,000 incentive stock options to a director exercisable at a price of $0.05 per share for 24 months from the date of grant. Further, a total of 1,275,000 incentive stock options issued to directors have been cancelled effective today. About CNRP Mining CNRP is a Toronto based mineral company primarily focused on developing the Elmtree Gold Project in New Brunswick, Canada. Elmtree has an indicated resource of 99,000 ounces of gold and an inferred…
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    HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing

  • 3 Psychologically Proven Methods For Creating A Better Workplace

    Jeremy Jensen
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    The post 3 Psychologically Proven Methods For Creating A Better Workplace appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. When an influential mentor speaks to you, chances are you’re going to remember what they say. For me, it was a lecture early on in college where one of my Professors attempted to demonstrate the importance of social sciences in relation to real world business practices. The gist of what he said was, “Business is all about working with people. The more you understand what people want and how they operate, the more successful you’re going to be across any…
  • Why Customer Service Matters

    Brandi Bennett
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:38 pm
    The post Why Customer Service Matters appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing.   Sure, everyone says that customer service matters, and that customer service is important to the way that they do business… but how many times do you feel like the above situation is what’s actually happening when you’re dealing with a company? The most common perception is that no matter what the party line is, the fact of the matter is that companies today just don’t care. Most people get annoyed with it, but few people actually take the time to think about how those perceptions…
  • Considerations And Meditations On Effective Web Design

    Michael Dickens II
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    The post Considerations And Meditations On Effective Web Design appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. When exploring the overwhelmingly wide world of design tips, tricks, bells, whistles, gidgets, and gadgets galore, it’s important to keep in mind that the old adage of “K.I.S.S” still (very much) applies. Keep It Simple, Stupid   Information Harvesting The words “big” and “data” and being woven together and flung around frequently these days. The Internet has very much changed the game of information harvesting. The “need to know”…
  • Social Media Is Important, If Done Properly

    Brandi Bennett
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    The post Social Media Is Important, If Done Properly appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Social media allows individuals to stay in contact with each other. That was the the original premise for its creation, also allowing folks to make new connections and friends across the vast open space that is the Internet. In recent years, however, social media has evolved into being utilized as a means of allowing organizations to promote their products to individuals, interact with their customers, and spark discussion and debate regarding the different products that are being offered.
  • 4 Mistakes Made By New Entrepreneurs That You Can Avoid

    Jeremy Jensen
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:25 am
    The post 4 Mistakes Made By New Entrepreneurs That You Can Avoid appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Being an entrepreneur is all about taking risks. Sometimes it can feel like we’re kayaking up stream with a soup ladle, not realizing the ease of which our travels could be made by reversing our direction, or you know… using a paddle? While there’s a tremendous amount of appreciation for the art of trying, and the lessons learned from failing, entrepreneurs never set out with the intention of being unsuccessful their entire career. I’d like to share some…
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    Find Sales Talent Canada

  • Four Screening Questions to ask…

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

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

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

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

    Linda Fontana
    8 Mar 2014 | 8:47 am
    “Your most precious possession is not your financial assets.  Your most precious possession is the people you have working there, and what they carry around in their heads, and their ability to work together,” Robert Reich (b.1946), economist and politician   How much of your time as a leader is spent refereeing relationships at work. [...]The post The Leadership Difference appeared first on Find Sales Talent Canada.
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    Evolution Capital Partners » Blog

  • Early Stage Financing Trends and Solutions

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Are entrepreneurship and early stage companies on the rise or decline? A topic which seems to have many nuances and not easily answered, but one we have seen highlighted and debated recently in the media and here at Evolution. For someone like myself that has benefited a great deal from entrepreneurship, experiencing every day the enormous benefits the US economy derives from it, I was excited to discuss this topic with our guest, Mr. John Hoesley, Managing Director with Silicon Valley Bank, on today’s episode of The Second Stage.  Entrenched in the early stage ecosystem on a daily basis…
  • Social Media and the Small Business: 3 Qualifying Questions

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    4 Jul 2014 | 4:35 am
    In the evolving world of digital marketing, there are several ways for your small business to get the recognition and audience it deserves. Many people ask me about social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and whether they’re effective avenues for connecting their company to future customers. Here are some helpful tips for deciding whether or not your business would benefit from a social media presence. 1) Does Your Business Have a Targetable Audience? When sharing posts on Facebook and Twitter, you have the option of promoting them so that they only appear for targeted groups. For…
  • Does your business have “mojo?”

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    23 Jun 2014 | 4:20 pm
    We were thrilled to have author and entrepreneurial advocate, Bo Burlingham, join this week’s episode of The Second Stage to dive into what he describes as “business mojo,” or common characteristics observed in the extraordinary companies researched for his work – Small Giants: Companies That Choose to be Great Instead of Big. Mr. Burlingham describes each of these identified attributes, six in all, which include Leadership, Community, Relationships, Culture, Passion and Profit – and offers examples. When we talk about “Community” Bo describes this as having an intimate…
  • Is mezzanine capital right for your established businesses?

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    16 Jun 2014 | 5:05 pm
    On this week’s episode of The Second Stage we were pleased to be joined by F.N.B. Capital Partners’ Managing Partner, Stephen Gurgovits, to help us not only define mezzanine funding or financing, but understand when it is a viable option for established and growing businesses. Acting as a bridge between senior debt (or traditional bank debt) and equity, mezzanine capital can be viewed as “temporary capital” to help business owners under specific circumstances such as for an acquisition, growth strategy or a management buyout. Mr. Gurgovits explains that mezzanine providers tend to…
  • Preventing Burnout: Finding Your Work-Life Balance

    Gene Marino
    13 Jun 2014 | 9:54 am
    Many thriving small businesses are often operated by entrepreneurs who rarely let themselves check out. Approaching day-to-day activities with a fresh perspective and a rested mind is imperative to achieving big picture success. Every small business owner must find a daily work-life balance to ensure they’re in the right state of mind to make decisions. Here are a few tips I’ve discovered trying to find this balance myself. Get your rest. Simple, right? You work hard so the idea of taking time (and sometimes putting it on your calendar) to sleep is going to feel unnatural. No matter how…
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    NetMotion Wireless Blog

  • Expanding Our Latin American Reach

    Erik Helms
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:58 am
    NetMotion announced two new partnerships in Mexico, an important market for enterprise mobility in Latin America. NetMotion Wireless recently announced two new distribution partnerships in Mexico, adding Mobizen and McDougall to our reseller family. The partnerships extend availability for both Mobility and Locality in one of Latin America’s fastest growing enterprise mobility markets. The Mobizen and McDougall agreements are part of our earlier-announced international expansion and enhanced reseller partnership programs. Mexico is an important market for NetMotion Wireless. It boasts one…
  • Looking Beyond Enterprise Mobility’s Alphabet Soup

    Ed Knowlton
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    Enterprises need to look past the alphabet soup for a winning mobility strategy. Smartphones and tablets are a fact of everyday life in most of the world. We rely on them for GPS, TV and movies, fitness tracking, games and, of course, phone and text conversations. We also rely on them for work, accessing email and other business apps to remain productive in and out of the office. There is no denying that enterprise mobility is evolving fast. VDC Research estimates that 75% of today’s IT departments currently or plan to support bring your own device (BYOD) policies. The other 25% have a…
  • Teaser: NetMotion Plans Its Own Apple Announcement

    Ed Knowlton
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Mobility for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices. Apple and IBM announced a landmark partnership this week that has been touted as Apple’s entry into the enterprise. While the tie up with Big Blue will certainly give corporate IT departments something to think about, the truth is that – when it comes to devices at least – Apple already claimed the enterprise mobility crown. Apple CEO Tim Cook shared a few numbers to back that claim, stating that iOS devices are currently deployed within 98% of the Fortune 500. IDC took those numbers a step further, reporting that the iPhone…
  • NetMotion Wireless Customer Satisfaction Wins Gold

    Ed Knowlton
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:12 pm
    Customer satisfaction is the ultimate benchmark for any company. That’s why NetMotion Wireless is proud to announce that our Customer Satisfaction Program was honored with a Gold Award from Network Products Guide. In 2013, 97% of NetMotion customers rated our technical support at the highest levels of satisfaction, up from 94% in 2009. That’s a tremendous accomplishment considering that the NetMotion Customer Satisfaction Program has seen a 39% increase in customers with only a 15% increase in the average number of opened cases per week. Locality Cloud was also honored with a Bronze Award…
  • Puget Sound Blood Center Finds Uninterrupted Connectivity with Mobility

    19 Jun 2014 | 8:38 am
    Eric Young, a mobile collection technician from the Puget Sound Blood Center, collects blood from Lt.j.g. James Godfrey, stationed at the Marine Corps Security Forces Battalion, during a blood drive held on board Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) Bangor. Each donation a service member makes can potentially save up to three lives. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chantel M. Clayton. There are a lot of mobility management solutions available today, and we know our customers have options. That’s why it is so rewarding to hear why our customers choose NetMotion. The Puget Sound…
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    Office Space News & Serviced Office News from Easy Offices

  • Time management: The Getting things done- “GTD” technique

    Adam Francis
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:03 am
    Modern office life can be mayhem. So much to do, so little time and with modern technology we are pretty much switched on 24/7 – it’s no wonder we feel so overwhelmed, drowning in our to-do lists. Getting Things Done (GTD) is a time-management method, described in a book of the same title by productivity consultant David Allen.  The full outline of his technique would require a fairly lengthy explanation, but there are a few stand-out, apply now points that can help with time management immediately (if you like the sound of some of its core principles, then buying the book is your…
  • 3 Big Misconceptions of Becoming an Entrepreneur

    Adam Francis
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:47 am
    The word entrepreneur has many a modern day meaning. For some, the word conjures up images of success, of inherent talent coupled with ambition and drive (the likes of Richard Branson, Steve Jobs and even Beyoncé); yet, for others, an entrepreneur is simply out for his own wealth and success, whatever the expense may be to others (The Social Network movie certainly did little to dispel this stereotype with its depiction of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerburg – despite his contradictory philanthropic work since). The latter misconception is just one of many – we’re about to set the record…
  • Best offices in London: Top Locations

    Adam Francis
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:57 am
    London is Europe’s most visited city and also has more workers within its central district than any other capital on the continent. Latest figures suggest that more than 400,000 people are employed in the City of London, with almost 130,000 employed in Canary Wharf alone. Serviced office space throughout the capital is available in a number of prime locations with a huge variety of styles that can cater for any type of industry or company, no matter how large or small.   The New “EastEnders” Traditionally London has focused on two central locations, The City and West End, but…
  • Commuting Hacks: The London Underground

    Adam Francis
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:34 am
    The Underground. The Tube. That overcrowded, overheated mode of transport that gets you from A to B. Commuters may have many names for it, but the general feeling towards the London Underground is definitely one of love/ hate. Squeezing your way onto a packed carriage when faced with the hot and humid elements of a balmy British summer may not be everyone’s ideal start to the day, but is the most accessible, affordable and unavoidable option for the majority of commuters. In order to make commuting a much more pleasant experience, we’ve put together some top tips to make your daily battle…
  • July 2014 – Blog from a Serviced Office Tenant.

    Adam Francis
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:27 am
    Each month we will be following 2 companies, both sharing their highs and lows and everyday business challenges, as they describe any issues or problems connected to their office any and the choices and solutions they come up with or are presented with. The companies will remain anonymous as we want an insight into their office situation and not create a branding or P.R. exercise for them. Both are SME’s, in totally different industries where one company has decided to lease their own offices and the second is in a Serviced Office. This is the post from the Company in a Serviced Office –…
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  • Earning a Client’s Trust

    Ben Hubbert
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    As business owners, we know the stress of making sure that everything is in order so that our businesses can be successful. There are bills to be paid, meetings to be held, paperwork to be completed—and sometimes we even get to sleep. However, there is one aspect of running a business that is all too often overlooked. As ignored as it is, it is also, perhaps, one of the most important factors to consider: trust.The post Earning a Client’s Trust appeared first on
  • Four Simple Ways to Enhance your Company Culture

    Michelle Benjamin
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Fundamentally, company culture is essential since it can make or break your company. For supervisors, culture is important for shaping behaviors and fostering learning that will ultimately drive performance. For employees, culture is vital for development and career growth opportunities. So when you think about company culture, you think about programs and practices that will affect the employees of the company while maximizing profitability.The post Four Simple Ways to Enhance your Company Culture appeared first on
  • Three Ways Document Management Software Can Streamline Operations

    Jeff Pickard
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    No matter what size or type of business you run, chances are, you’re overwhelmed with incoming files – both paper and electronic documents. It generally starts slowly – an email here, a receipt there, incoming invoices and customer correspondence, and before you know it, you’ve got a mountain of paper and no way to find the documents you need.The post Three Ways Document Management Software Can Streamline Operations appeared first on
  • Tips on Giving a Media Interview

    Zach Friend
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Have you ever had to speak to the media about an issue that has faced your business or your campaign? Did you feel like they were asking you a question when they already had a predisposition toward a certain answer? Specifically, that their question was "framed" in a certain way? I’m sure the answer is yes but before you write off the media it’s important to look at how you respond to ways in which “framed” questions come your way.The post Tips on Giving a Media Interview appeared first on
  • No matter what you call it, do it now

    Karen Southall Watts
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Whether you need a job pivot, a career reinvention or a change in business strategy, they all mean that something isn't working out the way you want and you need to make a change. Whatever you call it, this new view, attitude or approach to your life and business, just do it already. Over the years I've learned that the online world is a fascinating place. Through social media I've learned that not everyone shares the same definition of SPAM, self-promotion or “salesy” language. Comment boards have shown me that anonymity can bring out the very worst in some people. The post No matter…
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  • A Customized Approach to Career Services

    Rebecca Martin
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:57 am
    MBA@UNC offers an enriching, fast-paced curriculum that helps students develop in-demand business skills at any point in their careers. With a diverse student body of professionals working across a range of job roles and industries, MBA@UNC goes beyond a one-size-fits-all approach to career services. To meet each student’s individual needs, MBA@UNC provides customized career development, which has become a true hallmark of the program. “We have a very individualized approach, and we offer an unlimited amount of one-on-one coaching and consultation to help you manage your career.”…
  • MBA@UNC Valedictorian Talks Success Amid Challenges

    Rebecca Lindegren
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:34 am
    Being valedictorian is certainly a notable academic achievement, but earning this title requires significant dedication and drive. After all, it’s not easy to maintain such a consistently high level of academic performance—especially when also balancing a job and a family. Cristina Fitzsimmons graduated valedictorian from MBA@UNC—and she is proof that one can successfully juggle school, work and family while pursuing a degree. Here, she shares how flexible scheduling and a tight-knit community can make all the difference in an educational experience. Finding the Right Fit Choosing the…
  • MBA@UNC Student Channels Entrepreneurial Expertise into Caregiver Retreats

    Rebecca Lindegren
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:48 am
    Launching a business is a complex challenge with many moving parts. Getting a venture off the ground demands dedication and drive, and there are a variety of strategic skills that are crucial for long-term success. In a competitive market, how do you get the attention of investors and, moreover, your target audience? These are questions that Allison Hughes asked herself before she decided to enter the MBA@UNC program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School. Knowing that she would soon be moving from North Carolina to Okinawa, Japan, where her husband…
  • An Inside Look at the MBA@UNC Leadership Initiative

    Rebecca Martin
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Shawnice Meador, Director of Career Management and Leadership DevelopmentTo develop highly effective leaders who achieve outstanding results, MBA@UNC offers a Leadership Initiative that can be uniquely customized to fit each student’s specific career goals. This initiative, which is offered in every University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler MBA program, gives students a valuable opportunity to gain strategic leadership skills through practice, feedback and coaching. Although the Leadership Initiative began with the on-campus program, it’s proven to be very successful online. So what…
  • MBA@UNC New York City Immersion – Day Three

    Rebecca Lindegren
    23 Jun 2014 | 9:53 am
    Offered four times per year, MBA@UNC Global Immersions are unique opportunities for students to meet in some of the business world’s most important cities, confer with top professors and industry leaders, and collaborate with their fellow students to apply what they have learned to real-life challenges. On day three of the New York Global Immersion, finance track students will spend their closing sessions considering the impact and implications of ethics in financial services with UNC Kenan-Flagler professor Stephen Arbogast and learning from the invaluable career experience of Sallie…
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  • 5 Employee Engagement Secrets That Will Boost Office Productivity

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
    Happy workers might not be as productive as you think… Kevin Kruse, author of NY Times bestseller We: How to Increase Performance and Profits Through Full Engagement, points out how being happy at work doesn’t necessarily make people productive… “Someone can be happy at work, but not “engaged.” They might be happy because they are lazy and it’s a job with not much to do. They might be happy talking to all their work-friends and enjoying the free cafeteria food. They might be happy to have a free company car. They might just be a happy person. But! Just because they’re…
  • Workplace Hack: The Personal Kanban – More Than Just a To-Do List

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:31 am
    Staying on top of to-do lists can be a nightmare. We tend to have such a variety of tasks, that consist of several different stages, that keeping track of them all becomes incredibly difficult. And what about the tasks you’ve completed? Once they’re done, we tend to delete or cross out tasks from our lists, making it difficult to remember what we actually did and how we went about it. The personal kanban (Japanese for “sign board”) aims to boost efficiency by helping you to visualise your workflow. To follow this workplace hack you’ll need a whiteboard, notebook or even an office…
  • 4 Concentration Hacks to Make You More Productive

    28 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
    “I could get way more done if I could just focus”. Does this sound like you? Most of us goes through periods where we just can’t concentrate. Here’s 4 hacks to help you focus and become more productive… Listen to your circadian rhythm We all want super-human concentration, but staying focused every hour of the day is pretty unrealistic. Our bodies naturally go through peaks and troughs throughout the day. This is known as our ‘circadian rhythm’ and for most people, there is a natural dip in energy at around 1-3pm, although this varies from person to person. While there…
  • The Best Customer Service Advice You’ve Never Heard

    24 Jul 2014 | 6:05 am
    Great customer service is no longer optional. With so many competitors vying for your customers’ attention, you need to do everything you can to make your customers happy. Amazing customer service is a great way to stand out from the crowd, and can be the difference between you being ‘just another company’ or a market leader. Zappos is the perfect example. Plenty of people were selling shoes online before Zappos came along, but their unparalleled dedication to customer service has made them famous worldwide. You’ve probably heard a lot about good customer service, but…
  • Workplace Hack: Use the Priority Matrix to Make Productive Decisions

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:53 am
    Prioritization is key to productivity. We know multitasking rarely works, so if we want to get through long to-do lists, we need to know where to start and what order to work through them in. So how do we decide what to do first, what can wait, what we can delegate and what we can get away with not doing at all? The priority matrix, which balances importance of tasks with urgency, is attributed to President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who once said: “What is important is seldom urgent and what is urgent is seldom important” To follow this workplace hack, create a priority matrix like the one…
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  • Investment Banks London

    1 Aug 2014 | 4:15 am
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  • Investment Banks India

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:27 pm
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    Winnipeg Hockey Talk

  • Winnipeg Hockey Talk Podcast 014

    Mitch Kasprick
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Winnipeg Hockey Talk Podcast Episode 014:  Michael Frolik and the Winnipeg Jets - Mitch Kasprick is joined by Winnipeg Hockey Talk writers Darryl Manchulenko, Darryl Mills and special guest, correspondent covering the Winnipeg Jets, Patrick Williams.  Today’s discussion will be about the re-signing of forward Michael Frolik to a one year contract and the ramifications of this deal.  We also discuss the Matt Halischuk signing, Jets G.M. Kevin Cheveldayoff and more. Podcast 014 Follow Us On Twitter: If you have any ideas for future podcasts please let us know by using the…
  • Michael Frolik, Where Is This Going ?

    Rick Fritschy
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Michael Frolik and Fan Unrest - Lately, there has been a lot of unrest in Jetland.  Growing discontent from one segment, the “what has Chevy done” crowd and even the supporters “for patience” have been somewhat at a loss for what has transpired or more to the point what hasn’t. Both sides were anxious to have the Frolik situation resolved and to a positive conclusion.  Virtually, all thought the only question was what would the dollar amount and terms be.  Four years or five, 3.75mil per or up to 4.25mil per? Unfortunately as we all know, we’re left with…
  • NHL and Winnipeg Jets News

    Mitch Kasprick
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    The Winnipeg Jets, NHL & local hockey news including the WHL’s Brandon Wheat Kings & the MJHL Champion Winnipeg Blues        Frolik controls his future with one-year deal The Winnipeg Jets and Michael Frolik agreed to one more season Sky’s the limit for Dubas with big-money Leafs Kyle Dubas made a name for himself  …   Official 2014 list of available free agents Below is a list of players Jets in tough in Central Division The Winnipeg Jets understood it was going to be a big challenge Jets agree to terms with three forwards You can scratch another…
  • Pluses and Minuses of the Michael Frolik Deal

    Mitch Kasprick
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:58 am
    The Winnipeg Jets and Michael Frolik avoid arbitration and agree to a one year deal - Position:  LW    Shoots:  Left Born:  Feb. 17, 1988   Born:  Kladno, Czech Republic Height:  6’1  Weight:  198  Drafted:  2006  Team:  Florida Panthers   Round: 1    Overall:  10 2013-14 Stats:  Games: 81  G: 15  A: 27  Pts: 42  PIM: 12  Plus/Minus: +8 Michael Frolik and the Winnipeg Jets have avoided arbitration with Frolik agreeing to a one year deal worth $3.3 million.  Frolik was acquired on June 30, 2013 from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for the Jets third and…
  • Winnipeg Jets 2014-15 Opening Night Roster?

    Mitch Kasprick
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:21 am
    Winnipeg Jets Potential and Probable Opening Night Roster - There has been a lot of discussion as to who could, who might, who should, and who you’d like to see make the Winnipeg Jets opening night roster (23 players). When I look at who the Jets have under contract with the big club and in the AHL, I am going to base my opening roster on a mix of what could realistically happen along with what I hope will happen.  Goal:  Even though I would love to see a Hutchinson/Hellebuyck tandem in goal, I think we’ll have to wait a year or two for that so I will concede to a…
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  • Arizona Sundogs Add Two Young Forwards

    Mitch Kasprick
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:42 am
    Arizona Sundogs Sign Berkley Scott and Matt White –  The Arizona Sundogs have added forwards, Berkley Scott and Matt White, to their roster for their 2014-15 Central Hockey League season. Berkley Scott, 23-years comes to Arizona after finishing last season with the Knoxville Ice Bears of the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL).  Last year, the 6-foot-3, forward, found his self, traded from the Utah Grizzlies (ECHL) to the San Francisco Bulls (ECHL) for 11 games before the Bulls ceased operations in early January.  Sundogs head coach, Kevin Colley was first introduced to Scott…
  • Arizona Sundogs Re-Sign Trebish And Tuckerman

    Mitch Kasprick
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Arizona Sundogs Re-Sign Michael Trebish And Alex Tuckerman The Arizona Sundogs are happy to welcome back defenseman, Michael Trebish and forward, Alex Tuckerman for their 2014-15 Central Hockey League Season (CHL). Michael Trebish, 25-years, was acquired during the 2013-14 season in a trade with the Denver Cutthroats (CHL) on November 11, 2013.  The second year pro, a 6-foot, 193-lb defenseman from Saskatchewan, Canada posted 10 assists in 56 games while maintaining a 14, plus/minus rating.  In 2012-13 he played in 39 games with the Bloomington Blaze, a former CHL team posting seven points…
  • Arizona Coyotes Sign McMillan and Szwarz

    Mitch Kasprick
    16 Jul 2014 | 6:04 am
    Arizona Coyotes Sign Two - Arizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced that the Coyotes have signed forward Brandon McMillan and forward Jordan Szwarz to new contracts.  McMillan signed a one-year, two way deal while Szwarz signed a two year, two-way deal. Brandon McMillan is a 5-foot-11, 190-pound forward that recorded 2g-4a-6pts and 4 penalty minutes (PIM) in 22 games with the Coyotes last season.  McMillan is a 24-year-old native of Richmond, B.C.  He played 46 games with the Arizona Coyotes AHL affiliate in Portland registering 11g-15a-26pts and 76 PIM. Brandon McMillan has…
  • Looking At The 2014-15 Arizona Coyotes

    Mitch Kasprick
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:58 pm
    How Will the 2014-15 Arizona Coyotes Look on Opening Night?  The easiest way to start would be to reveal what we know.  As of today, the Coyotes have eleven forwards, six defencemen and two goalies signed on their NHL roster.  They also have a handful of players that have seen some time with the big club but are still on “entry level” contracts.  Out: 1.  Mike Ribeiro (buyout) 2.  Radim Vrbata (UFA signed with Vancouver) 3.  Derek Morris (UFA) 4.  Paul Bissonette (UFA) 5.  Jeff Halpern (UFA) 6.  Thomas Greiss (UFA signed with Pittsburgh) In: 1.  Sam Gagner (trade with…
  • Arizona Coyotes Development Camp

    Mitch Kasprick
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:07 am
    Arizona Coyotes Development Camp Schedule – The Arizona Coyotes will be holding their annual Development Camp at the Ice Den in Scottsdale with prospects ranging from 18 – 24 years old.   When:  July 8 – 11 Time:  2:15 – 3:45 Where:  Ice Den Address:  9375 East Bell Rd, Scottsdale Admission:  Free Notable Players: Brendan Perlini (2014 1st round pick), Max Domi (2013 1st round pick) and Henrik Samuelson (2012 1st round pick). In addition, prospects including forwards Ryan MacInnis, Laurent Dauphin as well as Arizona natives Zac Larraza and Brendan Burke will…
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  • Five Must-See Vacation Destinations for 2014

    Diners Club International
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Ellerman House – Cape Town, South Africa. Image courtesy of The Travel Attaché It’s not too late to plan the ultimate 2014 getaway and Diners Club International® has put together these five must-see travel destinations to help you make the most of your vacation days: Cape Town, South Africa: As the World Design Captial of... Read more »
  • Synergies Build Momentum for Diners Club Asia Pacific

    John McCann
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    In a global company like Diners Club International®, our annual regional meetings offer a time for leadership from the region’s franchises, Diners Club and Discover Financial Services to reconnect, provide business updates, and discover new synergies for the future. Our recent Asia Pacific (APAC) Regional Conference, held June 2-5, 2014 in Tokyo, delivered on and... Read more »
  • ­­­Diners Club Weekender’s Guide: Brazil

    Diners Club International
    3 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    If you’re heading south to join thousands from across the globe cheering on their favorite futball teams, don’t forget to take in all the sights, sounds, and exquisite beauty Brazil has to offer. Here are some ideas of where to stay, what to eat, and where to go in cities around the country. Where to... Read more »
  • From Pit-Stop to Paradise: Find Your Next Oasis at the Airport

    Marina Linton
    13 Jun 2014 | 3:00 am
    Airport lounges are a quiet oasis of food, drink, and WiFi that offer much-needed relief from travel stress. With a wide range of amenities across global airport locations, these lounges will have you seeking out opportunities to spend additional time in an airport. The best part? Diners Clubmembers have access to over 500 airport lounges... Read more »
  • A Journey to Peru: The Best Restaurant in Latin America

    Eduardo Tobon
    4 Jun 2014 | 12:15 pm
    The low hum of chatter from fine diners lofts high above the soft lighting and easy-going ambience found within the walls of this iconic restaurant, voted No. 1 in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2013. Owner and celebrity chef Gastón Acurio and his wife, Astrid, have been cooking up brilliant Peruvian dishes together at Astrid... Read more »
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  • File that company registration Dubai today

    Sarfarazali Meghani
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    If you have been wondering about the perfect place for you to invest your money and finalise on a location that would give you the best dividends, what would your options be? Would Dubai be anywhere in your agenda? Well, if the answer is no – you have some serious thinking to do. There is a lot you can achieve by investing smart and investing in the best possible idea here. The best possible method you can have is with a company registration Dubai. It is the most reliable way to grow your money on the long run and the short run. There are plenty of opportunities in the country only…
  • Hunt that perfect business for sale in Dubai

    27 Jul 2014 | 11:27 pm
    So, you are ready to take the plunge! You have finally decided to enter a business that will give you good returns and a steady income. How will you settle on a good investment idea though? Well, the first thing you should do is figure out the right place to invest. Dubai is one of the best places to invest today mainly because of the tremendous potential that is present in the market, but setting up a fresh business can be extremely tough. Instead you can also look out of a business for sale in Dubai. This would guarantee a planned success with the chance of doing well in the long and the…
  • A company formation Dubai could be the spring in your step

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Each and every time we fall down in life, we are told we have to get up and strive on. That is the biggest and strongest point in life that can be shared. You need to keep thinking of different methods to stay strong in the industry and be able to continue doing well. Now, the fact of the matter is that we are surrounded by many companies and forces that put us away from setting up our own company with our own thinking and beliefs. A company formation Dubai is what you need to kick start your dream. You need to aim for the skies when it comes to making your own business and taking it to a…
  • It’s the perfect time to start new business Dubai

    19 Jul 2014 | 12:45 am
    Fear to take the first step often puts us off for a wonderful and successful journey. It could be the brightest thing in the world to take the plunge and do that one thing you have wanted to do all your life – start new business Dubai. It would be the perfect way for you to enter the business world and even take your aspirations of growing into a multi-national company a good start. The reason Dubai is a fantastic venture right now is because of the tremendous potential that is present in the market right now. There are a lot of investment opportunities doing the round now thanks to huge…
  • Look at foreign shores for better dividends

    21 Jun 2014 | 4:36 am
    There is a serious threat of tight markets when it comes to smaller industries in Asia. There are many companies that cover the entire market and hence make it very crowded for survival. The more crowded the market, the tougher it is for the players to survive. In such a scenario, it is ideal to look at better pastures for growth and better profits equally. One of the best places to head to for a new business formation is Dubai. The present market is growing with every passing day and gives you the opportunity to set up a good platform here. There are different business models and forms you…
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    Peter Simoons - Coaching with the power of Collaboration

  • CBP-34: The number 1 tip for collaboration from 3 entrepreneurs

    Peter Simoons
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    In last week’s episode I brought back the number one tips from three senior executives in the corporate world. This week I am looking back into three earlier episodes again, now with the number 1 tip for collaboration from 3 entrepreneurs. Their advice is a bit more pragmatical and down to earth, but still recognizable to what the corporate executives shared. Tune in and hear Natalie Sisson, David Bower and Chris Ducker share their number one tip for establishing business collaborations: When you select a partner don’t rely solely on your gut but do a solid selection, When in conversation…
  • CBP-33: Do Your Homework

    Peter Simoons
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:13 am
    In this episode of the Collaborative Business Podcast we are looking back to three earlier episodes and specifically to the advice given by the guests in those episodes. The three guests are all senior executives in the corporate world and they share their number one tip for entering into strategic alliances. Bruce Donszelmann, VP Alliances at KLM who was my guest in episode 6, Snehal Desai, Global Business Director of Dow Water & Process Solutions the guest from episode 7 and Cees Bijl, head of strategic alliances and the head of emerging business areas at Philips, who was my guest in…
  • CBP-32: Human to Human relationships with Manoj Kumar

    Peter Simoons
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Are partnerships in Asia different from partnerships in the USA and Europe? Thats what we are going to find out in this episode of the Collaborative Business Podcast with Manoj Kumar. Manoj has build his career in companies in India and in doing business with partners both in India and in other parts of the world. Partnerships are very beneficial in several ways and Manoj highlights them from the perspective of many personal experiences. A few essential elements continue to come back in the conversation with Manoj: Partnerships are for the long term; Partnerships need to bring mutual benefit;…
  • Apple and IBM – Can they make 1+1 become 3?

    Peter Simoons
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    Can their legacy work together?It’s all over the inter-webs: Apple and IBM announced a strategic alliance yesterday! A bold move that brings together two companies in different areas of the ICT field. Once competitors and now completely complementary. At least, that is what the announcement wants us to believe. Back in 1984 IBM and Apple to a certain extend had been competitors and the belief was exaggerated by the famous 1984 Superbowl TV commercial of Apple. However, somehow the official announcements step easily over the fact that Apple and IBM already have been in three different…
  • I need your help! (Summertime – Reflection time)

    Peter Simoons
    13 Jul 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Summertime is a good time to reflect and to adjust course where needed. This time I need your help to reflect on my writing: You know I like to write and share tips and ideas with you in my newsletter and on my blog. They both would be nothing without you as my readers, so I want to know what you would like to see more of in my writing and in my podcast. Could you do me a favor and take 3 minutes to answer a few questions right here? Thank you and have a great week! The post I need your help! (Summertime – Reflection time) appeared first on Peter Simoons - Coaching with the power of…
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    Linear to Circular

  • Are you a Radical Intrapreneur?

    Chris Oestereich
    10 Jul 2014 | 9:58 pm
    I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what we need from business leaders.  And by business leaders, I mean everyone who is actively making...
  • Student Loan Debtors Should Reap What’s Been Sown for Them…

    Chris Oestereich
    14 Jun 2014 | 8:56 pm
    …or something. Veronique de Rugy, unserious shill for the wealthy, is at it again.  She’s now advocating that the screws not be loosened off of...
  • What Did You Learn?

    Chris Oestereich
    14 Jun 2014 | 11:18 am
    A new report produced by the Center for American Progress aims to divine the policy lessons that we’ve learned in the wake of the Great Recession.  The report...
  • Another One Bites the Dust

    Chris Oestereich
    10 Jun 2014 | 11:53 am
    Rejoice charter school advocates!  There’s a bit more room for profit in the public school system as California school teachers saw their tenure rules declared...
  • The FT Digs in on Piketty

    Chris Oestereich
    26 May 2014 | 9:44 am
    Given the responses of many respected sources, Chris Giles’ review of Piketty’s data has raised some relevant questions about methods and potential errors, but the...
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  • Public Sector in Government Turns to Outsourcing Too

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

    Outsourcing Insider
    13 Jul 2014 | 9:20 pm
    The truth about running a business, whether it’s a small company or a giant corporation, is that they can’t be experts in everything. Sometimes, they need to hire the services of a different provider. Outsourcing has been happening ever since but it has been more pronounce and utilized, even relied on more heavily today, because of increasing demands in technology. Ironically, because of technology, we enjoy the benefits of outsourcing today. What businesses only dream of before, becoming global and expanding their reach, ultimately making more profit, they can do so now, easier, better…
  • Is Outsourcing Business Transcription Secure?

    Outsourcing Insider
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Business transcription outsourcing doesn’t only cover medical transcription but a wide array of industries that need to convert live or recorded speech or communication into text or a readable format for documentation purposes. Transcription services include the scope of legal, medical, non-profit organizations, government, general and business transcription. Security is the prime consideration of any business when it comes to outsourcing their transcription services (and in any of their operations actually). Business transcription outsourcing always focuses on data, facts and records.
  • Top 5 Misconceptions about IT Outsourcing

    Outsourcing Insider
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:54 am
    Almost all businesses in this digital age need an information technology (IT) department to serve some or even most of their operations and because of this, the demand for IT is growing. IT functions in a company include but are not limited to help desk, networking, server, applications support, database administration and security groups. Each of these functions is necessary to support a growing business’ IT needs; however, companies rarely meet the growing demand. Each critical position requires backup resulting in underutilized staff. This is why one of the most outsourced operations in…
  • Why Offshoring Remains to be the Biggest Trend for Businesses

    Pat Keegan
    24 Jun 2014 | 6:46 pm
    During the past decade we have seen the trend of outsourcing take over most aspects of businesses. Most have gone global, outsourcing most of industries – IT and businesses most especially – and this doesn’t only involve outsourcing but also taking most of their operations offshore. In fact, the trend of business operations right now is increasing their extensions offshore. Make no mistake about it: Offshore delivery is as big of a trend as outsourcing. And studies show that the trend isn’t going away anytime soon. Three out of ten businesses increase their offshoring of financial…
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  • America's Next Generation of Business Leaders

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

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

    16 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    The workplace is a melting pot of personalities--no surprise there! All types of employees must work together and are expected to overcome personal differences to reach a common goal. But ethics, cultural norms, and temperament can sometimes cause friction.Read the full article on
  • How to End an Office Drama Without Becoming Part of It

    16 Jul 2014 | 8:34 am
    Office drama is just what the name implies. The workplace is the stage, there's a script, a plot, actors, a supporting cast, and an audience. How do you stop the production?Read the full article on
  • 5 Ways to Know You Are Ready For Entrepreneurship

    16 Jul 2014 | 8:28 am
    Some employees dream of the day they can fire their boss and become the master of their own destiny.  How do you know when the time is right?  If these five bullets describe you you're ready to make the transition from employee to entrepreneur.Read the full article on
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    Market Business News

  • IAG Q2 results pleased investors

    Marie Singer
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    With operating profit increasing to €380 million compared to €245 million in Q2 2013, IAG Q2 results pleased investors. Revenue for the quarter rose by 4.4% to €5,086 billion (excluding Vueling, which fell 2.5%). For H1 2014 (first half), IAG made an operating profit of €230 million compared to an operating loss of €33 million during the same period in 2013. Revenue for H1 2014 rose 6.7% as did fuel costs (4.9%). International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), the second-largest airline in Europe by market value, owns British and Spanish flagship carriers British Airways and…
  • Tesla Q2 sales beat forecasts

    Christian Nordqvist
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:09 am
    Although Tesla Q2 sales beat forecasts, its earnings, revenue and profit did not. The company sold 7,579 Model S electric sedans in Q2 compared to 5,150 in Q2 2013. The all-electric carmaker says it expects to meet its target of 35,000 vehicles sold in 2014. A deal has been reached with Panasonic to build a huge battery plant in the US. Tesla Motors Inc. made a loss of $62 million or 50 cents per share on revenue of $768.4 million. After publishing its Q2 earnings, Tesla’s share price dropped 2.55% to $217.60 in after-hours trading. Since the beginning of 2014, its stock price had gained…
  • Eurozone July inflation falls to 0.4%

    Joseph Nordqvist
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:13 pm
    With the Eurozone July inflation rate falling to 0.4% (annualized) from 0.5% in June, economists are seriously concerned that the currency bloc may be sliding into a deflationary spiral. In a deflationary environment people postpone spending, borrow less, and the economy tends to slow right down or even shrink. Those concerns have been heightened by signs that expanded sanctions against Russia could damage the fragile Eurozone economies. Core inflation, however, which excludes energy, food, alcohol and tobacco (items with volatile prices), held steady at 0.8%. Below are data reported by…
  • Lloyds Banking Group H1 profit plunged 50 percent year-over-year

    Christian Nordqvist
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:56 am
    Lloyds Banking Group H1 profit plunged by over 50% to £574 million ($970.8 million) compared to £1.56 billion in H1 2013. The partly-government owned British bank was hit by several legacy charges, including £600 million set aside for mis-selling PPI (Payment Protection Insurance) and a £226 million to settle a Libor rate-rigging probe. The total amount of money set aside now stands at £10.43 billion. UK and US financial media say the bank has suspended at least two traders after settling with the Bank of England and regulators for rigging benchmarks. Bloomberg quotes an unnamed person…
  • How to make money from home

    Joseph Nordqvist
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    It’s a dream for many to bring money home without having to leave it in the first place. In the past there were not that many money-making opportunities from home available. However, thousands of people are now finding unique and lucrative ways to make money without leaving the front door – giving them more security by creating another stream of income. There are many reasons why people could have an interest in making a living from their home. Mothers who are committed to raising their kids, people who cannot find a full-time job, or people with medical conditions that impede…
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    SEO Digest

  • Things Your Web Designer Doesn’t Want You To Know

    Mike Applegate
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Although web design appears tricky and complicated to majority of people it shouldn’t change the fact that the client must always get what they want from their web designer. Given the jargon and loads of sophisticated codes involved, it often seems easier to stand back and watch rather than try to understand it all. Unfortunately your ignorance of rather lack of knowledge provides fertile grounds for unscrupulous web designers to thrive, reason why the following read provides some interesting facts that your web designer would never want you to find out about.   1. You should form…
  • The Use of LED Light Fixtures And Its Benefits

    Mike Applegate
    13 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    One of the most important thing in a person’s life is lighting. It could be at home, on the roads or the office. Light makes your home more secure, brightens your office and even lightens the way. Different people have different needs, as such there are various lighting options in the market today. However, LED lighting fixtures is more popular today. It is not only environmental friendly but also produces low heat, adds color, and style around your home. Besides, it comes with a low maintenance cost compared to other lighting options. Currently, there are various bright and flexible…
  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Using Cadsoft Software

    Mike Applegate
    1 Jul 2014 | 11:56 am
    A few years ago, one would not believe that they would be able to use a computer program to design and plan their house. Indeed, the most thrilling aspect of technology is the new developments that are constantly being introduced in the market. There is no doubt that efficiency, accuracy and speed have been greatly enhanced by such advancements. More to this, the cost of carrying out various tasks has been significantly reduced. In the construction industry, home plan software offered by Cadsoft has made things a lot easier. This came as good news for every prospective home owner. The thought…
  • Why Should You Hire an SEO Company in Canada?

    Mike Applegate
    29 Jun 2014 | 5:39 pm
    If you have been shopping around for companies that offer high-quality SEO services, you have probably been feeling incredibly overwhelmed by the many companies that offer these services, and you might be unsure of how you can choose the one that is right for your needs and your website or business. If you live in Canada, however, you should definitely consider hiring this SEO company in Canada. If you’re wondering why it’s a smart idea to hire a company from your home country instead of one of the countless others that are based in other countries but that operate online, you…
  • Tips On How To Choose The Best Website Design Company

    Mike Applegate
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:03 pm
    A website is vitally important for any organization that is serious about increasing sales online. Creating a website offers a number of advantages including helping business owners get more leads to prospects, improve customer service as well as increased sales. Studies show that millions of people visit the internet on a daily basis and this represents a huge pool of prospective clienteles that businesses can take advantage of. A business can only attract these prospective consumers if it has a well designed website that’s easy to navigate and has exciting features. To achieve this,…
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    Engee's Business Guide

  • The 7 Elements Investors Look for in Your Funding Pitch

    Floyd H
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    Q: How can we work to land a successful investment?-- Shaba ShamsHere’s the short answer: start with a great pitch deck. The pitch deck is arguably the most important single document you will generate in the life of your company. It is the opening salvo and “the hook” by which you will (or will not) capture the attention and imagination of a potential investor.There is no such thing as a “perfect” pitch deck. Pitch decks are continually refined to optimize for the immediate audience to whom the deck is being presented. There are some basic guidelines, however, that can help you…
  • 5 Warning Signs a Startup Is a Bad Investment

    Floyd H
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:57 am
    A company that’s not growing is dying. This is an unpleasant reality that comes with the capitalist system, and it’s especially harsh for smaller or newer companies. Between concerns over debt, resource acquisition and client maintenance, plenty can go horrifically wrong. It’s no wonder that 80% of small businesses fail.The prudent investor must watch must watch for these five warning signs.1. Lackluster products. A common challenge for any new business is separating themselves from the crowd. A company unable to provide a quality or niche product will likely get steam rolled by others…
  • 2 Sure Ways to Tell Whether Your Startup Can Win, If You Avert Clouded Judgment

    Floyd H
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:16 am
    When the head of a new venture sets sights on a fresh market opportunity, success is hardly guaranteed. But most entrepreneurs have thick skins, a strong belief in themselves and an overpowering vision.The question is whether they can listen to reason and be talked out of moving into a market that they might have scarcely a chance of winning. The two key questions that entrepreneurs must ask themselves are the following:1. Does the company have a compelling way to beat the competition on the benefits of its product that matter most to the targeted customers?2. Does the startup have the…
  • 50 Signs You Need to Start Your Own Business

    Floyd H
    29 Jun 2014 | 8:46 am
    An entrepreneurial type reads the signals and suddenly realizes it's time to make the leap and ready a launch.If you’re sitting at your desk, daydreaming about starting your own business, this is the article for you.You already know that launching a company can be an intimidating process requiring tons of hard work. But the question has been lingering with you day and night. Maybe you're just unhappy with your current position. Perhaps you've always dreamed of opening your own shop or consulting firm. Or maybe you just need a drastic change in you life.Regardless of the exact scenario, here…
  • 9 Lessons You Won't Learn in Business School

    Floyd H
    27 Jun 2014 | 11:38 pm
    More and more in Silicon Valley, we’re seeing less and less of an interest in pursuing MBA programs. It seems every week a new story highlights the opportunity costs of these programs, the unemployment rates for its graduates (though less than 5 percent of Harvard's class of 2012 was unemployed three months after graduating) and the celebrated entrepreneurs who didn’t finish college let alone a graduate program (Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg).Combine that with the fact that startups -- where everyone seems to want to work -- don’t care at all about…
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    CDC Synectics on How to Leverage Resources

  • Are Industry Benchmarks Good Performance Indicators?

    Connie Siu
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:27 am
    Industry benchmarks are used widely to compare relative performance and gauge where your company stands. Beware the validity of the comparison. You might be comparing apples with oranges. Results are comparable when companies run their business exactly the same way. We know that is hardly the case. Product offerings, size, operating procedures and rules are different. The differences have a bearing on the outcomes. For example, revenue per square foot is a typical benchmark performance indicator in the retail industry. For a department store, the vast product portfolio certainly makes it…
  • How to Stop the Vicious Cycle

    Connie Siu
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    When an issue repeatedly usurps resources that could have been better utilized, it is time to stop the vicious cycle. Connie shares a few tips on how to free yourself from the dilemma.  
  • It Pays to Delegate

    Connie Siu
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Many of us are uncomfortable in delegating because we are concerned about the outcome. Would the select individual be able to do a good job? Could the process to do the proper delegation take just as much effort, if not more, to do the actual work? What if the result is irreversible? I must admit those questions hover in my head every time. Delegating work not only relieves you to focus on work that truly requires your attention, it is a great way to develop employees with great potential. It pays to delegate when you pay attention to 3 things. They are the choice of work you plan to…
  • How to Stop Paving the Cow Path

    Connie Siu
    11 Jun 2014 | 8:00 am
    Doing work the same old way would get you the same result. Listen for tips on how to overcome the problems with paving the cow path.
  • You Get What You Measure

    Connie Siu
    3 Jun 2014 | 9:02 am
    Measurement involves logic and numbers. The more granular and precise you get, the measurement better reflects specific outcome. We deal with all sorts of measurement in our daily lives, from the volume of water we consume to the gas consumption of our automobile. Professional athletes are meticulous with their calories. Business owners are watchful of their bottomline. What you measure tells a story. The indicator provides information on progress. The following diagram illustrates the relationship between what you measure and the quality of measures. Measurement of action offers information…
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  • What Makes a Good Headline [Infographic]

    Catherine Pham
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    This infographic from Quicksprout shows you the formula for a good headline. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: The Seen Other Cool InfographicsThe Content Marketing Machine [Infographic]How B2B Sales Has Changed [Infographic]The Art and Science of Content Marketing [Infographic]8 Hot Tips for Improving Marketing Conversion [Infographic]The No Hype, Buzzword-Free Guide to Creating Good Content for Your Business [Infographic]5 Ways to Know If Your Branded Content Idea Is Good [Infographic]7 Triggers for Irresistible Content Marketing [Infographic]Content Marketing…
  • What Happens in a Youtube Minute [Infographic]

    Catherine Pham
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:34 am
    This infographic from Youtube Downloader describes what happens in a Youtube minute. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: The Seen Other Cool InfographicsAdvertisers, You Need Youtube – Video Marketing [Infographic]How to Increase Youtube Engagement by 374% [Infographic]What’s Influencing B2B Tech Buyers? [Infographic]Youtube – From Zero to Four Billion+ Video Views a Day [Infographic]Could Your Business Be Missing out on Youtube? [Infographic]Video on Social Networks [Infographic]Video on Social Media Statistics [Infographic]A Reference Guide to…
  • Lights, Camera, Call-to-Action! Why People Click and Convert [Infographic]

    Catherine Pham
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    This infographic from Uberflip explains why people click and convert. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: The Seen Other Cool Infographics8 Hot Tips for Improving Marketing Conversion [Infographic]Things You Need to Know about Small Biz Marketing in 2014 [Infographic]How B2B Sales Has Changed [Infographic]The Content Marketing Machine [Infographic]How Emotional Triggers Get People to Buy [Infographic]The Future of Marketing [Infographic]Marketing Outsourcing Considerations for B2B Companies in the Digital Age [Infographic]The Lead-to-Revenue Performance Framework…
  • How to Build Brand Awareness for Your Business [Infographic]

    Catherine Pham
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:41 am
    This infographic from Quicksprout explains how to build brand awareness for your business. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: The Seen Other Cool Infographics8 Hot Tips for Improving Marketing Conversion [Infographic]How B2B Sales Has Changed [Infographic]Things You Need to Know about Small Biz Marketing in 2014 [Infographic]The Content Marketing Machine [Infographic]6 Ways to Make Customers Fall in Love with Your Brand [Infographic]Mind the Digital Marketing Gap [Infographic] Content Marketing Is King [Infographic]What’s in a Meme? [Content Marketing…
  • 10 Surprising Social Media Facts [Infographic]

    Catherine Pham
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:58 am
    This infographic from Mainstreethost shows 10 surprising social media facts. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: The Seen Other Cool InfographicsRules for Effective Social Media Marketing Strategies [Infographic]Social Media 2014 [Infographic]Social Media Statistics [Infographic]21 Amazing Social Media Stats & Facts [Infographic]Awesome Twitter Facts & Stats [Infographic]Social Media Marketing by the Numbers [Infographic]The Importance of Social Media Marketing for B2Bs [Infographic]Astonishing Stats on Social Media Usage in 2012 [Infographic] The post 10…
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    When I Work

  • These Stories Will Change How You Run Your Business

    Chad Halvorson
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    There are a lot of decisions you have to make as a business owner and there are a lot of people looking to you as a leader. If you’re like most leaders, you’re always looking for ways to grow your business—whether that means building brand awareness, increasing sales, restructuring your business, or finding better talent. In this post, we’re sharing four stories that you might be able to learn from and use in order to make your business better. Chipotle Implements a Fresh Recruiting Strategy To Find Better Employees Chipotle Mexican Grill is one of the fastest-growing…
  • How To Launch a Successful Marketing Campaign

    Rob Wormley
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    If your business has recently started putting more effort into developing content, participating on social media, or building a stronger reputation on the web in general, you might be wondering how you can get the most out of the time, energy, and other resources you’re spending to connect with more prospects online. You’ve probably also seen a handful of effective marketing campaigns from other brands and companies online that have made you start thinking more about what kind of campaigns you could develop and launch for your own business. In this post, we’re outlining a…
  • What Payroll Schedule Makes Sense for Your Business? [Guide]

    Guest Blogger
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:43 am
    Every small business has to decide which payroll schedule is best for their business and employees. The most common frequencies to run payroll in the United States are monthly, semi-monthly, biweekly and weekly. Some of ZenPayroll’s customers pay their employees monthly but most pay semi-monthly (twice a month) or biweekly (every two weeks). State laws typically require a minimum pay period; you can always pay more frequently but not less. But each pay schedule has advantages and disadvantages. Let’s take a look at the differences between semi-monthly and biweekly, our two most popular…
  • 27 Low-Cost Ways To Grow Your Business

    Rob Wormley
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:08 pm
    As a business owner, you have to make a lot of decisions about how and where you spend your hard earned money. With so many areas of your business demanding resources, you might feel like you can’t afford to spend money on costly strategies that might not even lead to growth. In this post, I’ve put together a list of low-cost opportunities and strategies that you can use to grow your small business. As you’ll notice, I’ve chunked the ideas into areas that relate to five business objective areas that every small business owner is responsible for addressing. For each…
  • 7 Ways To Gather Customer Feedback At Your Coffee Shop

    Chad Halvorson
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Small businesses can thrive or dive depending on things like customer perception, experience, and loyalty. As a business owner, one of the many responsibilities you should put on your plate day after day needs to involve actively gathering and learning from customer feedback. Choosing to invest in the customer in this way is especially important for owners and managers of coffee shops. If you own a coffee shop, the present and future success of your business depends greatly on whether or not your customers are happy, loyal, and willing to tell their friends about you. In order to gauge…
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    Pinnacle Telecom - Comms Buzz

  • Communication Linked To Firms’ Ability To Grow

    29 Jul 2014 | 12:11 am
    It’s impossible to overstate the significance of telecommunications technology to any business, especially as it relates to growing the capacity of businesses. Telecoms technology is any firm’s central nervous system, and without it a business can’t compete or survive in today’s information service-dependent economy, making it one of the most important investments to make as a business expands. Telecommunications technology has many roles, including transmitting information, improving efficiency and productivity and ultimately helping businesses expand. Arguably the greatest…
  • Communications systems ‘vital to business success’

    22 Jul 2014 | 9:49 am
    Organisations large and small must address a wide range of communications needs based on the roles of their workers and the needs of their customers and clients. Today’s competitive markets demand communications solutions that are flexible enough to provide everyone – from the reception desk to the main office – with the communications capabilities they need to be productive. Communication tools can make an important contribution to productivity. The UK Office for National Statistics found that investment in telecommunications had a positive effect on productivity, explaining up…
  • Unified Communications vital to the success of SMEs

    15 Jul 2014 | 10:10 am
    The concept of ‘Unified Communications’ is a vital tool in the armoury of smaller enterprises, and it will lead to more valuable and efficient consumer communications, customer relationships and employee teamwork. Technologically, we live in exciting times. In the workplace, no form of business technology has been as dynamic as converged voice and data communications – an area where the rate of innovation and change has literally been non-stop, and shows no signs of slowing. For most small and medium-sized enterprises – SMEs – the rapid changes in communications technology have…
  • ‘Convergence’ can lead to better communication and lower bills

    8 Jul 2014 | 2:14 am
    Businesses should look at converging their telephone and data networks to increase efficiency and cut costs. Joining voice communications with your organisation’s network could lead to a raft of improved features and lower bills. The move of voice from a separate telephone network to a data network using Voice over IP – or VoIP – is at the heart of what is termed ‘convergence’. VoIP is the data transport mechanism used to deliver telephony over a data network using the internet instead of traditional telephone switches. Although VoIP is all about the transmission of data and IP…
  • Time to ditch your fax machine

    1 Jul 2014 | 8:23 am
    Companies need to look at ditching their fax machines in favour of a leaner, greener option. Our new ‘Fax to Email’ service cuts the costs and hassle associated with using a physical fax machine. There are many reasons to ditch the fax machine and move into the cloud. Just having one less piece of equipment in your office will free up some space and you won’t have to maintain it any longer. You can also get rid of the extra phone line, the cases of paper and expensive toner cartridges. From an ecological perspective, the benefits are huge. If you send and receive a lot of faxes, you are…
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    Market Deeper

  • Global And China Printed Electronics Industry 2014 Market Demand, Trend, Size, Share, Growth Research Report

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    QYResearch Reports added deep and professional market research report on Global And China Printed Electronics Industry 2014. The report firstly introduced Printed Electronics basic information included Printed Electronics definition classification application industry chain structure industry overview; international market analysis, China domestic market analysis, Macroeconomic environment and economic situation analysis and influence, Printed Electronics industry policy and plan, Printed Electronics product specification, manufacturing process, product cost structure etc. Browse Complete…
  • Global And China Portable Cervical Traction Industry 2014 Market Demand, Trend, Size, Share, Growth Research Report

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:12 am
    QYResearch Reports added deep and professional market research report on Global And China Portable Cervical Traction Industry 2014.  The report firstly introduced Portable Cervical Traction basic information included Portable Cervical Traction definition classification application industry chain structure industry overview; international market analysis, China domestic market analysis, Macroeconomic environment and economic situation analysis and influence, Portable Cervical Traction industry policy and plan, Portable Cervical Traction product specification, manufacturing process, product…
  • Global And China Anti Blocking Agent & Rust Paint Industry 2014 Market Share, Growth Research Report

    22 Jul 2014 | 3:28 am
    QYResearchReports added latest deep and professional market research reports on Global And China “Anti Blocking Agent Industry 2014” & “Anti Rust Paint Industry 2014” Market Demand, Trend, Size, Share, Growth Research & Development. Global And China Anti Blocking Agent Industry 2014 Market Trend, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast : The report firstly introduced Anti Blocking Agent basic information included Anti Blocking Agent definition classification application industry chain structure industry overview; international market analysis, China domestic market…
  • Global And China Acrylic Box & Display Rack Industry 2014 Market Size, Share, Growth Research Report

    22 Jul 2014 | 2:42 am
    QYResearchReports included latest market research reports on Global And China “Acrylic Box Industry 2014” & “Acrylic Display Rack Industry 2014” Market Demand, Trend, Size, Share, Growth Research & Development. Global And China Acrylic Box Industry 2014 Market Trend, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast : The report firstly introduced Acrylic Box basic information included Acrylic Box definition classification application industry chain structure industry overview; international market analysis, China domestic market analysis, Macroeconomic environment and economic…
  • Global And China Artificial Kidney, Esophagus & Heart Industry 2014 Market Trend, Size, Share, Growth Research Report

    17 Jul 2014 | 3:21 am
    QYResearchReports included latest research reports on Global And “China Artificial Kidney Industry 2014“, “Artificial Esophagus Industry 2014” & “Artificial Heart Industry 2014” Market Research Report Global And China Artificial Kidney Industry 2014 Market Trend, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast : The report firstly introduced Artificial Kidney basic information included Artificial Kidney definition classification application industry chain structure industry overview; international market analysis, China domestic market analysis, Macroeconomic…
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  • 15 Big Data Startups You Should Know About

    Jesse Maida
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Big Data was one of the 'buzziest' words for 2013 and it has continued through this year. The IDC predicts Big Data technologies will reach $32.4 billion by 2017, while Wikibon believes the overall market will surpass $50 billion by 2017. This space is heating up and full of fantastic startups. Here are 15 poised for big things. Alpine Data Labs...
  • BusinessVibes Presents World Congress on Biotechnology 2015

    Nick Huang
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:04 am
    Event title: Biotechnology Congress 2015 Date: November 30-December 02, 2015 Venue: HICC-Hyderabad, India Organizer: OMICS Group OMICS Group proudly invites all the participants across the globe to its premier 6 th World Congress on Biotechnology going to be held during November 30-December 02, 2015. Hyderabad, India Theme of the Congress:...
  • How Second-Hand Items Have Transformed the Way People Shop Online

    Jesse Maida
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    There's a new generation of websites that are changing the way we purchase products and services online. These websites are now the preferred option for many online consumers who are looking for ways to save money - particularly in the current economic climate. Entrepreneurs are seeing big returns on websites that resell used items, and are taking...
  • 10 Highly-recommended Tradeshows in the US

    Nick Huang
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:37 am
    The US tradeshow market provides a substantial component to the country’s economy and foreign trade. The US is also the home for thousands of world’s prestigious exhibitions, trade fairs, conferences and business events across all industries. With a comprehensive country portal and companies database, BusinessVibes recommends these 10 best...
  • Norway Ranks 1st on the Human Development Index

    Jesse Maida
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Norway has topped the 2014 edition of the Human Development Index, the fifth straight year they have achieved the number one rank. They have now held the number one spot 11 times in the last 13 years, quite an impressive accomplishment. This report by the United Nations values and ranks 187 countries based on the following three indicators: 1) A...
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  • Founders: Do You Have a Reliable Feedback Loop?

    30 Jul 2014 | 9:24 am
      [Image credit] One of the trickiest aspects of supporting and growing a company culture is also creating an environment where team members feel heard. When you’re a small team, that part often seems easy; just keep an open door policy and allow your people to come to you with their concerns in a judgement-free environment. However, that method becomes less and less sustainable as your company grows. If you want your culture to grow and scale along with the rest of your company, you’ll need a reliable feedback loop that can help sustain a culture of connectivity…
  • Do you really need a 'best friend' at work?

    12 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    'A man's best friend' by Tambako The Tiger We are sometimes asked why we don't have the 'best friend at work' question in our engagement and culture surveys. Apart from it being a Gallup copyrighted question, we have a few good reasons. 1. Even on basic grammar considerations it isn't that great a question. The question consists of the following statement which is accompanied by an agreement scale: 'I have a best friend at work' Does it mean my best friend works with me? Or does it mean that I have a colleague who I like more than other colleagues who I would consider a friend? Or does…
  • A Talk With the People Geeks at Box

    24 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    As a follow up to an HR2.0 event in San Francisco, I recently sat down with Evan Wittenberg to chat about the culture at Box. Evan talked about the impact rapid growth has had on the culture. A constant theme has been scaling it to match their rapid growth. So here's an inside look at Box and how they've managed to sustain their startup culture atmosphere so well.  When Evan first joined Box he asked what the state of their culture was and the response was that Box Culture was strong, evident by the company's low attrition. He questioned this assumption; this was a trailing indicator he…
  • Four Ways To Be More Valuable At Work

    10 Jun 2014 | 1:53 pm
    [Image credit] Employee engagement is the company culture word of the day, but what does it mean to you? No doubt you’ve completed an employee survey that asks about your engagement (although sometimes it's called something else). If your company has a culture strategy then your People Ops folks already know the importance of periodically measuring engagement levels. Reflecting on your personal engagement level at work may cause some eye rolling, but the merits of considering your engagement isn’t exclusively limited to your company's corporate interests. Here are four ways to…
  • Hacking Startup Culture Through Murmur

    21 May 2014 | 9:27 pm
    [Photo Credit] We often get asked about how we engage and roll our surveys across customers. About the impact and the way this kind of data can affect organizations. You’ve probably heard this one before: a successful and profitable company was having a hard time scaling their culture. They’d grown to over 100 employees, and that’s when their “people problems” started to emerge: people became less enchanted and less committed, churn increased, teams struggled to communicate with managers, and hiring decisions didn’t reflect the company's mission and values.
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    WorldDealer: Traditional & Digital Automotive Marketing

  • Automotive Responsive Website Design Means No Excuses

    27 Jul 2014 | 12:53 pm
    The rise of mobile traffic to dealership websites took many vendors by surprise. We were all watching the trends and reading the articles shortly after the first iPhone came out about how more people would be using their smartphones to surf the net, but most of the early projections were way off. There was one study back in 2009 that predicted that a quarter of the visitors to websites would be through mobile devices by 2018. We passed that mark long ago. Now that pretty much everyone acknowledges that mobile traffic is an extremely important aspect of digital marketing, we have been watching…
  • Automotive SEO is More than Just Doing the Work

    6 Jul 2014 | 9:11 pm
    In the early days of automotive search engine optimization, there was no shortage of companies that took advantage of the obscurity within this realm. After all, it’s difficult to track SEO for many car dealers because the techniques, strategies, and efforts are often the type that are difficult for a dealership to see. It’s not like changing a button on a website or posting for a dealership on social media. With SEO, there is so much that is supposed to be going on behind the scenes that it’s easy for it to get lost in the mix. We fought that battle and the good news is…
  • Why Media Buying is More than Just Time and Space

    27 Jun 2014 | 4:47 pm
    In the automotive industry, there has been a strong shift towards a powerful philosophy. OEMs are getting it. Dealers are getting it. Unfortunately, many of the advertising agencies that service the industry seem to be missing the point altogether. The practice of media buying was once a function of getting the most exposure for the least amount of money. While “bang for the buck” is still an important component, it is secondary to the positioning of messages and unification of the various mediums. Media buying is more than just buying media. It’s placing the right message…
  • How Automotive Advertising Agencies have Evolved Over the Last Decade

    22 Jun 2014 | 2:45 am
    This is an amazing industry, this car business that we call home. We’ve watched things improve in some areas and get worse in others. We’ve seen amazing products and the companies that deliver them and we’ve seen incredibly bad products somehow gain momentum for a time. Advertising in the automotive industry has been in the most rapid state of evolution over the last decade. If you watch the trends, you can see a pattern that can help you improve at your dealership. The most important change has been the acceptance of the internet as a primary information source. This has…
  • How Car Dealers can get Bigger by Thinking Smaller

    18 Jun 2014 | 3:25 am
    The automotive industry over the decades has been a case study in size fluctuation. Cars got bigger, then smaller, then bigger again. Dealerships grew, then shrank, and now we’re in growth mode once again. Marketing budgets shrink and grow depending on profits from the dealership level, the OEM level, and everywhere in between. We are not known as an industry that ever thinks small, but that’s exactly what dealers need to do in order to grow. It’s not that they need to shrink the dealerships, reduce their inventory, or start stocking more compact cars. They need to think…
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    The Soho Loft

  • Asian Market Highlighted at the Private Equity Conference Sponsored by LDJ Capital in Harvard Club

    Jane Cueto
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:28 am
    - Jul. 28, 2014 – NEW YORK – LDJ Capital is pleased to support the AVCJ Private Equity Conference last 9 July 2014. Asia and its booming market continue to receive stellar attention from investors and received the focus it deserves at the AVCJ Private Equity Conference on Tuesday, 9 July 2014 at the prestigious […] Find out more from our website at
  • Washington Monument Inspires VCs and Angels to Fund Startups

    Jane Cueto
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    - Jul. 25, 2014 - The Soho Loft Media Group and FundingPost presented the VCs and Angels Conference in Washington, DC 23 July 2014 with the support from Victoria Global Corporate Communications. Everyone from a startup entrepreneur with a great business idea, a veteran businessman with a tested product and awesome service, a venture capitalist... Find out more from our website at
  • Sotheby’s and Christie’s are not the only ones gone Real Estate: Crowdfunding Heats up the Realty Investing Scene #crowdfundrealty

    Jane Cueto
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:42 pm
    July 16, 2014, San Mateo, California, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) –On 18 July 2014, all roads will lead to the Draper University of Heroes in San Mateo City, California for a one-day global conference on Real Estate Crowdfunding. The Soho Loft Media Group and FundingPost together with Victoria Global bring together the biggest names in the industry... Find out more from our website at
  • Invest in California Startups Now and Mold Future Disney and Qualcomm companies

    Jane Cueto
    8 Jul 2014 | 1:16 am
    In this era of digital mobility, creating sustainable connections is one, if not the best, strategy towards success. Internet technology is one example of how the medium of connection revolutionizes the kind of communication. Likewise, business has its own set of connections in the form of investments, ventures, partnership and many more. The... Find out more from our website at
  • Real Estate Crowdfunding Ascends Amidst Designer Brands like Baccarat and Armani #crowdfundrealty

    Jane Cueto
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:20 am
    Jul. 7, 2014 – SAN FRANCISCO -- The Soho Loft Media Group and FundingPost with Victoria Global bring you this 18 July 2014, at the Draper University of Heroes, the 3rd in a series of pioneering conferences that interweave financial innovation with the real estate business. The who’s who in real estate crowdfunding convene once […] Find out more from our website at
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    Globalization Partners International - Blog

  • Connecting with Social Networks in China

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    In my recent blog What You Should Know About Chinese SEO , we discussed how Baidu and other local search engines in China monopolize the Chinese market while other worldly renown search engines (Google, Yahoo and Bing) TOGETHER share less than 5% of the market. You should not be surprised to know that China has its own social media. Top social media networks in China 1. Weibo:  weibo ( 微博) means microblog in Chinese. It pretty much functions as Twitter in China. There are two main players:  Sina Weibo ( 新浪微博) with over 400 million users and Tencent Weibo (腾讯微博)…
  • It’s EPiServer Summit time!

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The 2014 EPiServer North American Summit is once again upon us. This has traditionally been an EPiServer partners-only event, but this year the summit is open to clients as well. With an increase in attendees, comes the need to expand to a larger venue. This year the event will be hosted at the Chicago Swissotel on July 30th. EPiServer in North America 2014 has been a breakout year for EPiServer in North America. In Europe, their home base, they are well-established as a leading CMS/eCommerce platform. EpiServer has put in a lot of effort to grow their business in North America. Their work is…
  • Are Languages at Risk from National Boundaries?

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Linguistic borders according to Putinism What would happen to our world if we reduced the number of languages from 7,000 to 9? Imagine how this would affect relationships between people, nations, commerce, education and all institutions. According to Putinism, the fact that Russian speakers should be protected everywhere opens a great discussion around the world. My favorite magazine The Economist took some time to provide an interesting and detailed analysis of how this argument might work. Boundaries across nations would need to be restructured and as per Mr. Putin's principles, linguistic…
  • Culture and E-Business in India - Infographic

    14 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    If you are planning to do online business in India, if you want to be successful in targeting the Indian marketplace, it is important to understand the needs of your target customers, the consumer behaviors, the Indian traditions, the languages and the key insights about the market. This blog post released by Globalization Partners International contains the information for the Indian market on culture and e-business along with accompanying infographic, which covers a wide range of topics from country facts to online business tips for India. Facts about the Indian Market India is…
  • Review: The Economist Traveller Briefing Series

    8 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The Economist is my favorite magazine. It provides unbiased articles on politics, science, culture, books, history and business, all with a global focus. With this wealth of information they have developed a series of "Traveller Briefings" that cover reports for Brazil, Britain, China, India, Russia, South Africa and South Korea. Recently I purchased one of the reports. iTunes offers them for $9.99 per report download. They are also available for the same price on the Google Play store or as an interactive PDF download. I chose the China report as Chinese translation for the Mainland is by…
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  • Why You Need a Google Plus Business Page

    Jane and Scot Noel
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:24 pm
    The world of “social media” has become a confusing crow […] The post Why You Need a Google Plus Business Page appeared first on Exit Promise.
  • Business Valuation Experts

    Holly Magister
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:34 am
    Business Valuation Experts come in many forms, and for […] The post Business Valuation Experts appeared first on Exit Promise.
  • To Sell or Not to Sell Your Business

    Greg Younts
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    To sell or not to sell, that is the question many busin […] The post To Sell or Not to Sell Your Business appeared first on Exit Promise.
  • Getting Fired by a Customer | Customer Service Policies

    Paul Cronin
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Today I fired LinkedIn. This might not jibe with the ti […] The post Getting Fired by a Customer | Customer Service Policies appeared first on Exit Promise.
  • Getting a Patent: Outline of a Patent Application

    Kathleen Kuznicki
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you are considering getting a patent, you should be […] The post Getting a Patent: Outline of a Patent Application appeared first on Exit Promise.
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  • Fulfilling Kickstarter rewards for Supr Good

    Lauren Birks
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:02 pm
    You may have seen coverage of Supr Good Co from us in the past. We’ve been lucky enough to chat with brothers and co-founders of the brand, Erik and Aaron Melander, from time to time. In case you’re unfamiliar with them and their story, they are the brains behind the Slim Wallet, a humble-beginnings Kickstarter campaign that suddenly and unexpectedly rocketed to the major leagues. A while ago, we had a chance to sit down with Erik to talk about the experience of launching a brand from Kickstarter, as well as the challenge of fulfilling Kickstarter rewards for thousands of backers…
  • New integration: Ubercart & Drupal Commerce

    24 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    We are proud to announce that we now have Ubercart and Drupal Commerce fulfillment integrations that work with the Drupal 7 content management framework. These are the first modules available on to provide merchants with fully automated order fulfillment, real time quotes, and shipment tracking. They allow Ubercart and Drupal Commerce merchants to offload product storage and shipping, reduce shipping time and costs, and open up international markets through a network of global warehouses. The modules were built by Shipwire partner, Coda, making full use of Shipwire’s order…
  • New FedEx & UPS Dimensional Weight Changes

    18 Jun 2014 | 11:26 am
    Dimensional weight – the method that accounts for package volume rather than weight alone – may soon become the new normal. That’s because in May, FedEx announced dim weight rules would apply to all shipments beginning in 2015, and yesterday, UPS followed suit with a similar announcement. The company said the change would align ground shipping standards with the approach used for air. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the move will also boost its bottom line. Some estimates say the change could bring the company an additional $350 million in annual sales, pulled straight from the…
  • FDA import guide: navigating the maze

    11 Jun 2014 | 7:30 am
    For new importers, the process for bringing FDA-regulated goods into the United States can sometimes resemble a maze. It’s understandable, considering how widely requirements vary for different products. So how do you navigate the labyrinth of rules? According to U.S. Customs Broker Reynaldo Roman, the biggest favor an importer can do for itself is to fully understand its product – and anticipate which rules will apply. “Many times entries are delayed or worse because importers don’t understand the product [being imported] and can’t provide the information necessary to clear it,”…
  • Australia warehouse launch

    3 Jun 2014 | 11:30 am
    After much anticipation, we’re excited to announce the launch of the Shipwire Australia warehouse! On June 29th, 2014, we will welcome all merchants to ship from Shipwire Australia. Please follow along here.   The facility Measuring over 40,000sqm, it’s the biggest warehouse in Australia. The facility and the technology used to run it are state-of-the-art, and for the past month or so, we’ve been testing it with a handful of merchants in preparation for opening the doors to the masses.   How to prepare for Australia Before you ship from Australia, you’ll need…
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  • Creating Cash Flow Security with Accounting Software

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    Managing cash flow efficiently is the surest way to minimise the effects of late payments on your business. Your accounting software and how you use it can make a huge impact on your cash flow and the health of your business.
  • Some Helpful Hints and Tips for Sage 200

    11 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    Sage 200 provides users with an incredibly diverse range of features. Here we take a look at a few simple tips and tricks that can help you get more out of your Sage 200 software.
  • Simple Accounting Tips for Growing Small Businesses

    26 Jun 2014 | 8:41 am
    Your small business has reached that point where excel spreadsheets just can't cut it for accounts any more. This growth is great for your business but it means you may be facing the task of creating an entire accounts department, potentially from scratch. It is worth taking a moment to consider this move before you dive right in. These few points should be kept in mind when you find your small business accounts growing.
  • Do You Need Warehouse Management Software?

    17 Jun 2014 | 6:09 am
    If you have a business that requires any form of stock management you may have wondered how you can benefit from implementing warehouse management software and in what ways it can change and improve your business. For those businesses with software already in place, many may not feel the existing system is adequate for their needs either because they have grown beyond its capabilities or did not foresee all of their requirements when first selecting their software. This brief checklist should help guide you through determining if and how your business can benefit from implementing or…
  • Could you be Making Better use of Online Banking for your Business?

    3 Jun 2014 | 11:24 am
    After a number of recent developments in banking, both technical and legislative, in particular through SEPA, online banking provides businesses with a number of opportunities to become more cost effective, dynamic and flexible. This brief check-list runs through a number of areas where your business could be making better use of online banking capabilities.
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    NoCrooks Reviews.

  • Work Smarter, Not Harder, With Marketing Automation

    garfield lawrence
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:52 am
    Marketers in businesses of all sizes have found success using marketing automation to automate and integrate online marketing efforts, cutting down on manual processes and freeing marketers up to try new approaches. By integrating email … Source: marketing      The post Work Smarter, Not Harder, With Marketing Automation appeared first on NoCrooks Reviews..
  • How to Make the Most of Newsletter Marketing

    garfield lawrence
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:53 pm
    This will save you money, since you won’t have to purchase lists … Always include a link to your website, your company’s contact information, the date, and a way for the recipient to opt out. Source: marketing      The post How to Make the Most of Newsletter Marketing appeared first on NoCrooks Reviews..
  • Michigan students to have many options for online learning

    garfield lawrence
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:52 am
    If you drive around, you see little signs everywhere,” said … Some urge caution in the push for more online education, like Michael Barbour, who this month left a post as an assistant professor of instructional technology at Wayne State … Source: marketing      The post Michigan students to have many options for online learning appeared first on NoCrooks Reviews..
  • The Size of Social Media Advertising

    garfield lawrence
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Don’t call social media a fad. According to the 2012 Social Media Marketing Industry Report conducted by Social Media Examiner, 94 percent of marketers said that they utilize social networks to promote their business. The trend will continue to rise as … Source: marketing      The post The Size of Social Media Advertising appeared first on NoCrooks Reviews..
  • Renowned Healthcare Marketing Agency Six22 LLC to Give Away Free Logo Redesign

    garfield lawrence
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:52 am
    NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Six22 LLC, a premier healthcare marketing agency operating out of New York City, is offering its social media followers a chance to win a free logo redesign for their own brand, no strings attached. Source: marketing      The post Renowned Healthcare Marketing Agency Six22 LLC to Give Away Free Logo Redesign appeared first on NoCrooks Reviews..
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  • Youngevity Scam Reviews of Why Most Fail

    Larry Porter
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:50 am
    Youngevity Scam Reviews of Why Most Fail Who else wants to know more about the Youngevity scam? Are you online searching trying to see if this is a legitimate business opportunity or just another pyramid scheme? Well….today you are in luck, because I am going to give you one ofRead the Rest... The post Youngevity Scam Reviews of Why Most Fail appeared first on The Official Blog of Larry Porter.
  • Automated MLM Recruiting Tips and How to Recruit Leads on Auto-Pliot

    Larry Porter
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:58 am
    How To Recruit people into YOUR MLM Business while YOU Sleep? Resources: My Lead System Pro YOU need MORE people to talk to about Your MLM business! P.S. YES….STOP Cold Calling, Bugging Strangers, Hosting Long Home Meetings, Harassing Your Family & Friends & START Generating Your Own Endless Supply of MLM Leads Online (Pain-Free)…CLICKRead the Rest... The post Automated MLM Recruiting Tips and How to Recruit Leads on Auto-Pliot appeared first on The Official Blog of Larry Porter.
  • Team National Reviews and Why The Nasty Ones?

    Larry Porter
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:14 pm
    Team National Reviews | Why The Nasty Reviews? Team National Reviews – Who else wants to know about the company Team National? If you are anything like me, I like to do my research on a company before I join any opportunity. Well, to be honest I am going toRead the Rest... The post Team National Reviews and Why The Nasty Ones? appeared first on The Official Blog of Larry Porter.
  • Successful Network Marketing Companies & YOU!

    Larry Porter
    5 Jul 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Successful Network Marketing Companies  and YOU! Successful Network Marketing Companies – Still looking for the successful network marketing companies to join or read about? When it comes to the network marketing industry, most people think that true Mlm success depends upon the company they join. However, this is not the case.Read the Rest... The post Successful Network Marketing Companies & YOU! appeared first on The Official Blog of Larry Porter.
  • Zurvita Scam Review Before You Join Zurvita!

    Larry Porter
    4 Jul 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Zurvita Scam Review | Why Join Zurvita? Zurvita Scam Review - Are you tired of working for someone else? You have made up your mind and decided to join the company Zurvita. You probably became aware of this company through someone who invited to a presentation and now you areRead the Rest... The post Zurvita Scam Review Before You Join Zurvita! appeared first on The Official Blog of Larry Porter.
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    MarketsandMarkets Blog

  • Image Recognition Market Trends & Growth by Mergers and Acquisitions

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:40 am
    Introduction Image recognition technology involves processing and converting an image into relevant information. This technology and its derivatives such as facial recognition and object recognition are the latest gap-bridging technologies between the physical and the digital world. These methods of recognizing an image are used in online shopping and ecommerce, layout security and video surveillance systems, forensics and police investigations, enterprise content management, advanced driving, parking assistance, automotive security, quality management, and standard checks and sorting.
  • Emerging Technologies & Market Trends in the Oilfield Communication Sector

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:27 am
    Need for robust and reliable communication infrastructure: The global oil demand from industrial and transport sector is rising at a high rate. The demand is mainly coming from Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Europe regions. Urbanization and growth of the consumer class in developing countries will, in turn, promote growth in demand for real estate, infrastructure, cars, hi-tech goods. Consumption of liquid hydrocarbons will increase in the developing countries where the transportation industry is undergoing rapid growth. Thus, in order to fulfill the rising oil demand, oil exploration companies are…
  • Speech Analytics Market Trends & Forecast (2014-2019)

    1 Aug 2014 | 12:11 am
    Growing importance of speech analytics in call centers Speech analytics is one of the most important technologies in call centers. The speech analytics technology is primarily being used in call centers to extract valuable business intelligence. Traditionally, a call center was significant only to centralize calls, reduce costs, and support sales team. Now, the situation has changed, and enterprises have begun to consider it as one of the most important profit centers for improving their overall business performances. Daily, thousands of calls are being recorded in call centers where…
  • Super Junction MOSFET: The Next Power House Of Semiconductor Industry

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:28 am
    In recent years, factors like environment compatibility, energy efficiency, flexibility and cost reduction have arose as critical global issues across the semiconductor industry. Over the years, the electronics industry has been launching various power semiconductor solutions, such as insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs), GaN MOSFET’s and power MOSFET’s like SJ- MOSFETs (metal oxide field effect transistor). SJ-MOSFETs find their place in switching applications including power supplies; uninterrupted power supplies (UPS); wind turbines; PV inverters; rail tractions; electric…
  • Mobile Device Management (MDM) Market Has Emerged In the Recent Past & Is Expected To Rapidly Grow In The Near Future

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:01 am
    Mobile devices have now become the basis for the mobile work environment and these continue to be consumer-driven. Mobile devices are now being brought to work by the employees, and Information Technology (IT) is responsible for implementing policies so as to allow a secured access to the corporate information. Employees now demand for enhanced flexibility to select one’s device in order to access data, voice and video services from anywhere. The highly complex and mobile environment demands the employees to have continuous access to the corporate data irrespective of one’s location. The…
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  • Different types of Military supplies

    Rajni Sharma
    29 Jul 2014 | 12:47 am
    The military is always one of the most important procurers of finished products in any given country at any given point of time. The large number of people employed in military service makes the armed forces one of the largest procurers. There are different types of products that the armed forces procure. However, military supplies need to be of impeccable quality because these products have to deliver the desired performance even under the harshest conditions. Hence it is essential to be very careful while choosing these products. Clients can also buy these products online nowadays. Military…
  • Essentials of an LPG Kit and its online sales

    Rajni Sharma
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:44 am
    LPG cylinders, as we all know are used in domestic kitchens and even commercial cooking areas to fuel the kitchen fire and have over the time evolved as the most trusted fuel resource that is used by people from around the world and has further fueled the demand of sophisticated LPG Equipments. LPG Equipments  An LPG kit has a few essential components like stove parts, stove jet and other stove components that are essentially made of brass. These components are manufactured in factories having state of the art facilities under the strict supervision of expert engineers who specialize in…
  • Public Address System- An audio equipment

    Rajni Sharma
    9 May 2014 | 4:40 am
    Public Address System or PA System is an electro-acoustic system which is used to address people with  strong sound intensity. This system is generally required, whenever large crowd is addressed, so that people who are sitting far from the stage can receive good intensity of sound for clear listening. This system has a wide application in sports events, official meetings, functions, and at many other places. This sound amplifier system consists of five main elements viz. Input Sound Source, Microphone, Mixer, Amplifier, and Loudspeaker. The input sound source can be a musical instrument or…
  • Various benefits of Plastic Furniture

    Rajni Sharma
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:41 am
    Plastic is referred to a wide range of synthetic or semi synthetic and also organic solids that has the property of molding. These are actually polymers which have a high molecular mass but in most cases, they contain other substances too. Usually they are derived from petrochemicals. In modern times various items like furniture are made up of plastic. Plastic Furniture are said to be first designed by James Donature and Douglas Simpsons in the year 1946.Modern day furniture are made up of various types of plastic like PVC, polymers or Polypropylene. plastic furniture Benefits The popularity…
  • Latest trends in Designer Sweaters

    Rajni Sharma
    18 Mar 2014 | 4:26 am
    The term sweater is given to a particular knitted garment worn in the winters to safeguard oneself from cold. Traditionally, this garment used to be made only of wool but following the latest fashion trends, Designer Sweaters are also available made up of various other synthetic fibers and cotton. Various designs Designer Sweater There are various names of clothing which are associated with sweaters such as pullovers or cardigans. Pullover usually refers to the type of sweater which is not open in the front while cardigans are exactly the opposite. This particularly type of sweater usually…
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  • Developing a Compelling Vision Statement for Your Team

    Will Ratliff
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    Creating and defining a vision statement for your team can be tough.  What do you include?  What do you exclude?  How long or short do you make it?  There are a lot of thoughts that go into defining the vision for your team or business. Here are some tried-and-true methods for not only defining your vision, but for developing a compelling vision statement for your team that will get them motivated, empower them to work, and engage them and your organization for success. The Vision Statement Must Be Clear. Clarity around a vision and goal is one of the things that separates high-performing…
  • 10 Quotes on Trust to Challenge Your Team

    Will Ratliff
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    Trust is one of those bedrock components of any team.  It can be hard to build but easy to break down.  There are a lot of ways to build trust, and endless ways to breach it. Here are some quotes on trust I’ve gathered to help challenge and encourage your team towards an attitude of trust.  Use them in team meetings to discuss what aspects of team trust you need to work on. 1. “Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.” ~ Albert Einstein 2. “To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.” ~ George…
  • 7 Team Building Lessons I Learned from White Water Rafting

    Will Ratliff
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:22 am
    Last week, while on vacation, I went on a whitewater rafting adventure with some of my family.  We were on a Class IV (advanced) section of the Clear Creek river outside of Idaho Springs, Colorado.  The company we went with was Liquid Descent, and our guide was Alan (he was awesome!) It was a great thrill and a rush of adrenaline.  We got through the whole half-day without anyone falling out and having a blast. Here are the team building lessons I learned from our experience. Lesson #1: You have to work in sync. When you’re rafting and paddling, your paddle strokes must be in sync.
  • Team Building Lessons I Learned from a Family Kayak Adventure

    Will Ratliff
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    Last week, I went on a kayaking trip with my family and some of my wife’s extended family. We rented kayaks and SUP’s (Stand Up Paddleboards for the newbies reading this) at a local marina in the town where we were staying. We went on a 2-hour jaunt on a lake outside of Breckenridge, Colorado. The water was a bit chilly but it was a fun trip. Here are some team building observations and lessons I gathered from our adventure. You can’t paddle for everyone. When you are in separate boats, it is impossible to paddle for other people.  You have to do the work yourself in…
  • 20 Creative Icebreaker Questions to Get Your Team Communicating

    Will Ratliff
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:57 am
    Here are some icebreaker questions I’ve used before (and some that are brand new).  Use these to get your group interacting. You can learn a lot about people from listening and observing them talk about topics that do not normally come up at work (or other places.)  People love to talk about themselves, so here are some questions that will get them chatting about things that they enjoy. 1. What is the strangest object in your office? 2. What was your favorite book as a child? 3.  If you could only pick three things to take on vacation, what would they be? 4.  If you had to simplify…
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  • 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…
  • Ezine Marketing … Anyone?

    Louis Morales
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    The best tips on how you can use Ezine articles and make the most of it More often than not the word Ezine comes about by marketers and business owners alike. The following are a few tips on how you can use Ezine articles to your benefit as part of your online marketing campaign. Consistency Counts Marketing an online newsletter is the only way you will let your future subscribers know that you exist. First you need to let them know that your newsletter is available and that you will have to persuade them to subscribe for it. To do that you will need to come up with an informative description…
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  • TiVo E-Mails Me Coupon Code, Reserves Right To Remove Discounts After Order

    Laura Northrup
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Seemed like a good idea at the time.When TiVo was offering a great price on their Roamio DVRs, reader Victor thought that his mother-in-law could use one. He thought about it, put one in his virtual cart, and then took some time to decide. Like many retailers will do, TiVo sent him an e-mail with a $50 off coupon to entice him back. How could he resist? He placed the order, and that’s where things started to go wrong. The total was supposed to be $594.98. Fabulous deal. All seemed well until he received the shipping notification. His total order for the DVR and a TiVo service…
  • Kickstarter Suspends Alleged AirBNB Squatter’s Second Game Campaign

    Laura Northrup
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:02 pm
    In Palm Springs, California, a man booked a vacation condominium for 44 days, saying that he would be in town on a business trip. After 30 days, he gained rights as a tenant under California law, and refused to pay rent or to leave. When the story broke, he was discovered to be an indie game developer who has failed to deliver a Kickstarter-funded project. That’s when the justice of the sharing economy kicked in. Kind of. When the owner of the condo where the man is squatting threatened to turn off the electricity, he said that would be disastrous because he works from home, earning…
  • United Fliers, Prepare To Be Bored By This Punishingly Long “Humorous” Safety Video

    Chris Morran
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Even people who haven’t flown are pretty familiar with the basics of the safety spiel the cabin crew gives before takeoff — no smoking, buckle your seatbelt and keep it buckled, know where the exits are, don’t freak the f*#$ out when the oxygen bag thing drops, and if we crash into the water and manage to survive, you can float in the freezing water on your seat cushion. The more concise an airline can make these statements, the better. But United Airlines thinks that the best way to make you give a hoot about airline safety is to make you watch a 4.5-minute video that tries…
  • Internet’s Organizing Body: Nobody Actually Owns Country Codes, Not Even Countries. Or Us.

    Kate Cox
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:27 pm
    (frankieleon)Does anyone actually own the internet? That might be the existential crisis of our age. We know companies own and operate websites, that other companies own the software that let us look at those sites, and that still other companies own and operate the physical infrastructure that allows us access to those sites. And when we stop to think about it, we know that there are registrars and regulations and standards in place that make specific parts of web addresses — the bits after the dot — work around the world. But does anyone own those? According to the organization…
  • CFPB Report: Typical Overdraft Situation Is Comparable To Small-Dollar Loan With 17,000% Interest Rate

    Ashlee Kieler
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:09 pm
    (Lawrence Blanchard) If you’re one of the hundreds of millions of consumers who use a debit card you’ve likely found yourself on the receiving end of an overdraft fee when your account balance just wasn’t quite enough to make a desired purchase. While consumers might not necessarily question the occasional overdraft fee, a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau puts the fees into a disconcerting perspective. According to the report [PDF], a majority of the $32 billion in annual debit card overdraft fees are incurred for transactions of $24 or less, and the…
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  • So Your Personal Tweet Accidently Went Out On Your Company Feed. Now What?

    Leslie Brokaw
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:49 am
    Most of us have been there — realizing, the moment we click “send,” that our message is going to the wrong person. Now imagine that you’ve sent it to a million strangers. The American Red Cross, part of the world’s largest humanitarian operation, is a serious operation. It coordinates staff, volunteers, and other agencies and donors to help people in moments of deep crisis, such as after hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters. Of course, the organization also has a sense of humor. Its Twitter feed, for instance, recently included a playlist of summer songs and a cute Vine…
  • For Service Businesses: Four Steps to Optimal Productivity

    Leslie Brokaw
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Maximizing productivity can impact customer satisfaction in good ways and bad ways, so companies should approach productivity the way they do anything else — with an eye toward its upsides and downsides. The title of an article in the Spring 2014 issue of MIT Sloan Management Review asks a provocative question: “Should Your Business Be Less Productive?” On the face of it, the answer should seem to be “no” — less productive is never good, right? But authors Ming-Hui Huang and Roland T. Rust make an intriguing argument. They write, “As advanced economies move more into the service…
  • Is It Safe to Be a Free Spirit in How You Dress?

    Leslie Brokaw
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Sometimes being different elicits positive reactions, but sometimes it doesn’t. Researchers say that it’s important to calculate how your quirks are being received. It pays to be deliberate. That’s one of the takeaways of new research from Harvard Business School about how personal style and nonconformity in appearance can affect perceptions. Confidence, it turns out, is often the primary signal people send out when they choose to dress differently or even a bit outrageously. “Our studies found that nonconformity leads to positive inferences of status and competence when it is…
  • Sustainability and Investor Value

    Deb Gallagher
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:34 am
    There’s a growing disconnect between the importance of sustainability to many corporate strategies — and its lack of relevance to mainstream investors. More and more companies are translating their sustainability efforts into revenue and productivity. But for the most part investors don’t understand or even know about the shareholder value that sustainability initiatives can create. Part of the problem is that sustainability reporting, up until now, has been primarily targeted at the “value” investor, those actively seeking certain social responsibility standards. As a result, the…
  • Smarter Ways Toward New Product Development

    Leslie Brokaw
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:24 pm
    Using its own version of open innovation called Connect + Develop, Procter & Gamble is now accessing externally developed intellectual property to accelerate internal innovation. Is there a better way to approach new product development? Traditionally, companies analyze their internal capabilities and target customer markets to identify new opportunities. But when pursuing initiatives that aim to create both business value and societal value, companies need a different starting point. That starting point brings together constituencies with different interests, perceptions and…
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  • Is your company finacially screwed!?

    31 Jul 2014 | 3:49 am
    The Big Four Financial Ratio Types YOU NEED TO KNOW as a Business Owner. Becoming an entrepreneur may be one of the hardest journeys you can make in your life. When you make the decision to enter the business world as an entrepreneur, you quickly come to understand that with the territory. You have a responsibility to learn. Of those things you learn are Financial Ratios. They are imperative in measuring how effective you were historically, are presently doing, and could potentially do. And of the many different ratios that are used, the most valuable ones for entrepreneurs and managers are…
  • Marketing Fundamentals 2: What did you miss in Part 1!?

    24 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    Introduction. Do you have a great company, but no content? Promotional, Informational, Entertaining or otherwise? Or do you have great content, but don’t have the means or ways to format it into the different media that you need? Such as Great Written Copy, Professionally Shot Videos, Beautifully Recorded Audio, or Polished Animations and Photographs? And can’t seem to get it on paper?Then look into these different medias such as finding a Scriptwriter just for you. An experienced writer who will not only get your script off the ground, but catapult it to…
  • Do you know the Marketing Fundamentals?

    17 Jul 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Wish you had a quick list of all the ways to market yourself that you didn't know you needed?Then the journey that is your life has crossed our paths.Which is a good thing.Now lets begin… Web Design and Development. Build your online foundation with an easily navigable and well maintained website. Professionally designed to more than appeal to your ideal customer. Allowing you to build a community of people that can’t go without your products and services. Mobile Advertising – Which includes a developed Mobile Website, applications, and the advertising avenues that go with…
  • Marketing today isn't your mother's marketing of yesteryear and here's why!

    9 Jul 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Marketing Today The world of marketing has been turned on its ear. Because consumers now have every option available to avoid traditional marketing. Having been bombarded with advertising for years, most consumers now “surf”. Promptly ignoring magazine articles, online banners, and the billboards littering the streets. They record their favorite shows on DVRs, fast forwarding through commercials or avoiding television altogether by streaming it directly online. Even, going as far as downloading online applications like Ad Block Plus to thwart any attempts by marketers to reach…
  • All ABOARD the Search "Engine": SEO Explained

    3 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    Sitting alone at my computer, typing in keywords to Google, I don’t understand why my website is not showing up on the results page! So frustrated, I think: “Why are more people not visiting my site?” I offer the best services in my field but no one even knows I exist! I spent my life building this business and I have given it everything I have. Even hiring a respected graphics company to design and publish my site, but I can’t get anyone to see it. What am I doing…
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    Company Rescue Blog

  • The Graham Report on pre-packs: A review by Eric Walls

    31 Jul 2014 | 6:45 am
    Eric Walls, Insolvency Practitioner at KSA, has recently written in Insolvency News about his views on the Graham Report and pre-pack administrations. He looks at the need for better transparency in pre-pack deals and questions why CVAs are not mentioned as an alternative solution.  Click here to read the full article. 
  • Insolvency Series: 8 critical warning signs that your business is failing

    30 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    Welcome to the Insolvency Series. Over the next few months, we will post up informative PDF guides about the insolvency process, rescue options and those important warning signs every business must look out for. We will be posting the guides here on our very own blog.   Our first guide covers how to spot the warning signs that your business is in trouble. If you know what to look out for and take action quickly, there's still time to turn it around.
  • One in eight SMEs close to going bust

    30 Jul 2014 | 2:46 am
    A recent survey by the Insurer, Zurich, revealed one in eight small businesses have considered closing their doors in the last few months.  Despite news of a growing economy and a fall in company insolvencies, Zurich’s SME Risk Index revealed one in four SMEs have had to make staff redundant or lower the prices of their products.  Out of the 500 small firms that were surveyed, nearly half felt concerned about keeping up with cashflow, yet just under a quarter were worried about debt. While there has been a fall in company insolvencies (including those in administration and…
  • KSA Group Insolvency Notice

    25 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    TMO Traffic Ltd Creditors Voluntary Liquidation Notice Meeting of the Creditors of the above named Company will be held at The Holiday Inn, London Road, Ipswich, IP2 0UA on 5 August 2014 at 1.00 pm. See full notice below:
  • A guide to commercial funding for start-ups

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:34 am
    While there is some government help, small businesses (especially start-ups) can often find it difficult to secure much needed finance. However, there are plenty of alternative options to business loans, like bridging finance.  Ben Gosling from independent broker, Commercial Trust, has kindly provided an insightful guide to commercial funding for start-up businesses, looking at some of the key differences in the options available. You can read the full article here. 
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  • Managing Overwhelm

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

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

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

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

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    18 Jun 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Last week in my blog I wrote about something that’s literally the core of all success, the mindset. I wrote about the 6 attributes that separates mediocre entrepreneurs from extremely successful ones. This week we’ll stay within that topic but talk about a different angle, the art of persuasion. Being able to persuade others is […]The post How Home-Based Business Owners Can Get What They Want appeared first on .
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    Daily Review

  • Lead Rocket 2.0 is a wordpress plugin that allows you to create...

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:46 am
    Lead Rocket 2.0 is a wordpress plugin that allows you to create high converting unique Squeeze Pages.Is the perfect plugin for everyone from beginners to six figure marketers.
  • Covert Video Press 2.0 Review - Covert Video Press 2.0 is a...

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:32 am
    Covert Video Press 2.0 Review - Covert Video Press 2.0 is a tube theme for WordPress. And it enables you to develop limitless highly optimised video tube site. And it integrates with Youtube . com, Vimeo, Metacafe and so forth. so you can fill your site with videos with no ever getting to record a single video oneself! Covert VideoPress truly is the most efficient and easiest strategy to get good rankings in and tons of totally free visitors from Google and the inbuilt social sharing and visitors generation just requires it to a complete other level that no other theme is capable of…
  • Weblify Review - With Weblify you can setup a powerful SEO...

    28 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    Weblify Review - With Weblify you can setup a powerful SEO optimized site in just minutes all with content,monetization adn links to affiliate products.I think that this is the best system avaible on the market that can build you a powerful niche website and the best part is that you can send traffic to your sites right within the software .. for eg. social sharing and doc sites.
  • VidInfusion Review - VidInfusion This is a new software that was...

    27 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
    VidInfusion Review - VidInfusion This is a new software that was developed by Josh Ratta and is a web based platform which enable you to create video marketing campaigns. You will be able to select any YouTube video or Vimeo video,add custom video skins, share buttons, buy now buttons, opt-in forms and other awesome features.Read more[….]
  • What is Azon Genie?Azon Genie is an amazing wordpress plugin...

    26 Jul 2014 | 2:07 am
    What is Azon Genie?Azon Genie is an amazing wordpress plugin that inserts very smart GEO-Targeted Amazon Banners with Relevent Products and Offers into your wordpress site – therefore making you MORE MONEY from each customer or visitor that lands on your site.If you wish to make more money from affiliate program you have to get this new wordpress plugin!Get more infos about AzonGenie plugin here .
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    Hyrell Blog

  • Event Recap: The UPS Store Convention

    1 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
    Assisting 4,500 plus franchisees in all of their hiring needs is a big task... but we love a challenge. To help with this monumental task, Team Hyrell recently attended The UPS Store Convention (or as we like to call it our "Super Bowl" of trade shows), which is held once every two years, and allows us to spend valuable face time with hundreds of franchisees from across the country. This is by far one of our biggest events and it was well worth the time and travel to Dallas, TX, this year! We had a great time staying at the wonderful Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel while engaging in some…
  • What’s the Most Important Interview Question?

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Businesses great and small all have one thing in common – everyone needs to interview candidates during the hiring process. Whether you’re a Mom and Pop shop on Main Street looking for your very first employee, or a large organization that hires hundreds of people a year, no one makes it through the front door without meeting face-to-face for a sit-down interview. Since interviews are such an essential part of the hiring process, we asked a few of our team members to answer the question: “What’s the most important question to ask in an interview and why?”…
  • How to Make Internal Hiring a Natural Part of Your Recruiting Process

    31 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Finding top talent can be an ongoing struggle for any business. But while hiring talent from outside the organization is a great tactic to bring new skill sets into the company and give you a leg up on the competition, there are many benefits to hiring from within as well. For starters, hiring from within tends to be faster and less expensive than hiring people from outside the organization. Research conducted by the Corporate Executive Board found open positions are filled 23 percent faster if an existing employee takes the job than if an outside applicant is hired. The Saratoga Institute…
  • 3 Types of Virtual Interviews to Improve the Hiring Process

    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Interviews allow you to make the most informed hiring decisions, but we all know conducting them can be a substantial drain on your time and resources—especially if there are multiple candidates you need to interview. Many employers have turned to virtual interviewing through web-based video services and online questionnaires to get more insightful information about candidates before bringing them in for in-person interviews.  In our experience, the written Q&A style Virtual Interview gives the hiring manager a better idea of how the applicant thinks, communicates and…
  • 4 Steps to a Creating a Successful Selection Committee for Your Recruiting Process

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Creating a collaborative recruiting process is essential for any organization looking to fill a vital role. However, as with most things in life, success is not guaranteed. So before you dive into endless meetings filled with needless indecision, check out these four steps to creating a successful selection committee:  Step #1: Choose a Team that Represents All Stakeholders The first question you have to ask yourself is: How do you select a selection committee? If your goal is to fill a high ranking role, there are many stakeholders with valuable opinions to consider. When forming your…
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    Matter Solutions

  • 5 Things Famous Writers Can Teach Us About Content Marketing

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:50 pm
    Creating powerful online content can be a tricky process. You need to be good at coming up with ideas, translating those ideas into engaging copy and hitting your target audience’s sweet spot. When you think about it, these skills have  ... more »
  • Business Lessons I learnt from Stick Cricket Part I

    Pat Fleming
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Stick Cricket is a computer game that is a tad VERY addictive. It’s a game I use as a time killer when I’m travelling, when I’m bored, when I’m supposed to be doing something important, on days ending in ‘Y’…  ... more »
  • SEO Expert says: STOP USING GOOGLE (MozCon 2014 exclusive)

    Martin Ingle
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:07 pm
    We’ve gotten our hands on a shocking video from MozCon 2014 during which online marketing veteran Richard Baxter has unleashed a controversial new tactic for driving traffic. His presentation has divided the community, prompting outcry most notably from Moz‘s Rand  ... more »
  • Quick SEO Wins: 31 Ideas From The Experts

    8 Jul 2014 | 4:33 pm
    When was the last time you started a new SEO campaign? New projects are often exciting, but there’s one thing many SEOs don’t look forward to. The mismatch between expectations and actual progress of many search campaigns. Even when clients  ... more »
  • Men’s Health Initiative

    15 Jun 2014 | 6:59 pm
    Has the man in your life had a health check-up lately? Whether it’s husband, partner, brother, dad or granddad – we all have a man in our lives that we deeply care about. The latest PA Research Foundation campaign is all about  ... more »
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    Euro Exchange Rate NewsEuro Exchange Rate News

  • Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Dollar Exchange Rate at Eight-Month Low, EUR/GBP Climbs

    Matthew Olney
    1 Aug 2014 | 4:52 am
    Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Dollar Exchange Rate at Eight-Month Low, EUR/GBP Climbs The Euro (EUR) was maintaining its position at an eight-month low against the US Dollar (USD) on Friday as the single currency remains under pressure from weak inflation data and as the ‘Greenback’ strengthened broadly on improving data releases. Thursday’s data which showed that the annual rate of inflation in the Eurozone fell to a five year low of 0.4% in July weighed heavily as investors grow concerned that deflation could soon establish itself in the currency bloc. The data also puts added pressure…
  • Euro to British Pound (EUR/GBP) Exchange Rate at One-Week High Despite Inflation Drop

    Matthew Olney
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:20 am
    Euro to British Pound (EUR/GBP) Exchange Rate at One-Week High Despite Inflation Drop The Euro (EUR) advanced to its highest-level in a week against the British Pound (GBP) on Thursday as positive unemployment data offered support; against the US Dollar (USD) the single currency was little changed. Sterling got off to a poor start on Thursday after reports showed that consumer confidence declined in July and house price inflation eased. Whilst not considered major data releases the reports were enough to soften the currency in a week relatively devoid of market moving UK data. The Euro took…
  • Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Exchange Rate at Eight-Month Low as US Economy Rebounds

    Matthew Olney
    30 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Exchange Rate at Eight-Month Low as US Economy Rebounds The Euro (EUR) to US Dollar (USD) Exchange Rate weakened to its lowest level in 8-months on Wednesday after economic data out of the United States showed that the world’s largest economy rebounded strongly in the spring. Against the Pound (GBP) the Euro inched higher but remained hovering close to 22-month lows. The single currency remains under broad selling pressure due to concerns over the divergence in monetary policy between the European Central Bank and its major peers such as the US Federal Reserve…
  • Euro to Swedish Krona (EUR/SEK) and Pound Sterling to Swedish Krona (GBP/SEK) at One-Week Highs

    Matthew Olney
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:44 am
    Euro to Swedish Krona (EUR/SEK) and Pound Sterling to Swedish Krona (GBP/SEK) at One-Week Highs The Pound Sterling (GBP) to Swedish Krona (SEK) exchange rate advanced to a one-week high on Wednesday after data showed that Sweden’s gross domestic product (GDP) rose less than forecast last month. The Euro (EUR) also advanced to its highest level in a week against the Swedish currency. According to the report published by Statistics Sweden the Scandinavian nation’s GDP increased at a quarterly rate of 0.2% in the second quarter. The figure disappointed economists who had been forecasting for…
  • Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) Exchange Rate Softer; EUR/USD at Eight-Month Low

    Matthew Olney
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:23 am
    Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) Exchange Rate Softer; EUR/USD at Eight-Month Low The Euro to Pound (EUR/GBP) Exchange Rate softened on Tuesday as positive mortgage lending data out of the UK offered support to Sterling, against the US Dollar (USD) the single currency was hovering around an eight-month low. The EUR/GBP exchange rate was trading in the region of 0.791; the EUR/USD exchange rate was trading in the region of 1.343. According to the Bank of England (BoE) the number of mortgage approvals in the UK increased to 67,196 in June, up from the 62,007 recorded in May. The increase was…
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  • Study Confirms What We Already Know: Pricing, Delivery and Support Are Critical in Manufacturing

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

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

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

    Midlake Products
    18 Jun 2014 | 11:46 am
    In today’s technology driven world, sheet metal manufacturing is a process that’s built on craftsmanship. However, those who excel at it have learned to integrate technology. In fact, sometimes the difference between two competitors may be the technology they introduce into their process. With this in mind, let’s take a look at how much the success of companies like Midlake Products depends on recognizing beneficial forms of technology, understanding it and adopting it. Understanding the Process Chain If a fabricator doesn’t fully understand their process chain, they’ll never…
  • Six Sigma & APQP – 2 Keys to Becoming ISO Certified

    Midlake Products
    28 May 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Everyone tends to focus on ISO certification because that is the visible end result, but the fact is that before you can earn any sort of quality certification, you must first adopt quality control standards and processes in your manufacturing business. Six Sigma and APQP are two key strategies that businesses can adopt on their way to becoming ISO certified. Putting these concepts of management into practice is helpful in improving your business, and has been a big part of our success at Midlake Products. The certification in ISO is then simply a validation for success in both of these…
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  • Women Told That Laughing is Not Acceptable Behavior

    Steve C
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    As if things weren’t screwy enough between 3 impending wars going on, an increasingly crazed rational for open illegal borders in the USA and now according to Turkish Prime minister that women should not laugh in public. According to Reuters this morning the article states Some people criticise me by picking up only a part of an […] Women Told That Laughing is Not Acceptable Behavior is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Women Told That Laughing is Not Acceptable Behavior appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • Is Beef, Pork and Fish Inflation a Way to Make GMO’s the Most Widely Eaten

    25 Jul 2014 | 2:23 pm
    It seems very strange that suddenly millions of piglets have died in 2014 due to disease and widespread drought according to Reuters. USDA said wholesale pork prices will jump by 10 percent to 11 percent in 2014, hurt by declining supplies after a virus has killed millions of piglets in the past year. Wholesale beef […] Is Beef, Pork and Fish Inflation a Way to Make GMO’s the Most Widely Eaten is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Is Beef, Pork and Fish Inflation a Way to Make GMO’s the Most Widely Eaten appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • Will States Ultimately Sucede or will Balkinanization Take Effect

    Steve C
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:22 pm
    After have hearing an interview with Pat Buchanon on how the states will ultimately go to balkanization,  and being someone that has lived in collective cultures for at least 7 years on and off I do understand what he is saying and it does make sense, in fact it probably makes more sense then any […] Will States Ultimately Sucede or will Balkinanization Take Effect is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Will States Ultimately Sucede or will Balkinanization Take Effect appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • Possible coming USA scenarios in the near term

    13 Jul 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Blood continues to boil in western Europe, the American borders are wide open as it seems with no signs of slowing down, not to mention a what seems like tremendous increase in over stays and asylums. Certain states are being filled with illegal immigrants in both western Europe and America which is the start of a […] Possible coming USA scenarios in the near term is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Possible coming USA scenarios in the near term appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • Coincidence that the U.S. relations are tight with Turkey’s Prime Minister Despite Accusations of Causing Unrest

    Steve C
    26 Jun 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Ironically this past week the same Turkey prime minister that is loved so dearly by the U.S. has been exposed and accused of purposing trying to cause great unrest in Austria by telling Turks to not assimilate. As the article states in the Vienna Times; Turkey’s Prime Minister has been accused of creating unrest by […] Coincidence that the U.S. relations are tight with Turkey’s Prime Minister Despite Accusations of Causing Unrest is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Coincidence that the U.S. relations are tight with Turkey’s Prime Minister Despite Accusations of…
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    Yovigo Inc.'s News & Blog

  • Spotify and Soundcloud. Now On Your Website!

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

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

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

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

    Tyson Crandall
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    All of us are familiar with that cherished, yet seldom experienced feeling of obligation free weekend mornings. These experiences are often associated with sleeping in, snuggling, breakfast in bed, and other pleasant activities. Eventually loungewear celebrates the leisure of days off and the comfort of days in through their apparel line of cozy classics. Based in Los Angeles, Eventually is a casual loungewear and online clothing shop specializing in combining elements of elegance and simplicity for those lazy days. Eventually apparel allows its customers to comfortably lounge around in soft…
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    Number Direct » Articles

  • What To Expect With The Samsung Galaxy S6

    23 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S5 we can now start to speculate about what Samsung's next phone, the Samsung Galaxy S6, will bring to the market.The post What To Expect With The Samsung Galaxy S6 appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Video: Exactly How Durable Will The iPhone 6 Be?

    21 Jul 2014 | 3:16 am
    The iPhone 6 is expected to come with an 'unbreakable' sapphire crystal screen, but can it really withstand intense damage? This video puts it to the test.The post Video: Exactly How Durable Will The iPhone 6 Be? appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Wireless Mobile Charging Trousers Are The Weirdest Wearable Tech Yet

    16 Jul 2014 | 2:54 am
    This weird wearable tech innovation -- wireless mobile charging trousers -- is going to do very little to change the diverse opinions on the technology.The post Wireless Mobile Charging Trousers Are The Weirdest Wearable Tech Yet appeared first on Number Direct.
  • The Positive Impact Of Technology On The Environment

    9 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    For a time, people felt that technology was harmful to the environment. But now we are beginning to see how it could play a vital role in conservation.The post The Positive Impact Of Technology On The Environment appeared first on Number Direct.
  • How To Solve Poor Mobile Reception In Rural Areas

    24 Jun 2014 | 8:29 am
    For those living in the rural areas of Britain, poor mobile reception is often a daily frustration. So, what can you do about it?The post How To Solve Poor Mobile Reception In Rural Areas appeared first on Number Direct.
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    Self Made Businessman

  • How To Travel The World For $1.5k A Month

    Dave Schneider
    26 Jul 2014 | 12:26 pm
    I don’t usually write about travel, but it has been an integral part of my life for the last two years, so I thought I would share a post about that this week. For the last 22 months I’ve been traveling the world on my savings/earnings. I’ve been on over a dozen flights, visited 30+ countries, and slept in more beds than I care to count. And believe it or not, I don’t think it’s over as of yet. The most common question I’m asked is the one you are all probably asking now. “How do I afford it?” Many of us associate travel with overpriced, beach resorts or thousand…
  • The Ultimate Guide To Link Round Up Posts

    Dave Schneider
    20 Jul 2014 | 12:28 am
    Every now and then I check my Google Analytics and I notice some traffic from an unknown source. Often, they are link round ups. In today’s tutorial I am going to tell you what you need to know about link round ups, such as: What they are How to find them How to get featured in them A master list of 60+ link round ups to check out So let’s get started. What Are Link Round Ups? If you’re new to this game, link round ups are essentially blog posts that feature other peoples’ blog posts. Kind of meta, isn’t it? They often appear weekly or monthly and will be themed…
  • Guest Post: 5 Ways To Recycle And Improve Old Blog Posts

    Guest Author
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:59 pm
    The following is a guest post by Kulwant Nagi. If you have been blogging for a while, you must have written quite a few articles on your blog. You probably have a few favorites, while most are lying there just adding to the total number of blog posts on your blog. You might have written one great blog post one year back, but now it’s buried under hundreds of new blog posts on your blog. Such articles reside in our blog’s archives but we don’t remember when we wrote them, so ultimately we forget them and keep adding new information on our blog. When I started blogging 2 years back, I was…
  • How To Sell Shovels In A Gold Rush

    Dave Schneider
    13 Jul 2014 | 11:43 am
    Have you ever heard the phrase “selling shovels in a gold rush”? Do you know what it means? Consider this question: Who got rich during the California gold rush era? Answer: The people who sold the miners and other gold rush followers the tools and supplies they needed (i.e Levi Strauss). Funny that even over 150 years later we still have the same scenario – very many people digging for gold, and a select few people really profiting off their endeavors. For example, I’ve always thought that niche site building was somewhat of an example of a modern day gold rush.
  • Monthly Growth Report – June 2014

    Dave Schneider
    5 Jul 2014 | 7:37 am
    Welcome to the fourth in the series of monthly growth reports here at Every month I give a status check on the progress of the website and have a candid chat with my audience about what’s working and what isn’t. Some of the main benefits of doing this are holding myself accountable on my goals, as well as keeping myself and this website “grounded”. By that I mean, it’s important to show that I do NOT have all the answers and most importantly that I don’t think I do either. These monthly reports will show that I am struggling just as…
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  • How to Build Brand Awareness For Your Business

    Imtiaz Ahmed
    25 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    Hello guyz, Today I am going to share an amazing Infographic about Branding your Business. Its about How to Build Brand Awareness for Your Business, a great work by Neil Patel of Quick Sprout. I think it will be really helpful for business owners and marketers. How to Build Brand Awareness for Your Business Courtesy of: Quick Sprout The post How to Build Brand Awareness For Your Business appeared first on
  • The Anatomy of Tomorrow’s Inbound Marketing strategy

    Imtiaz Ahmed
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    I am going to share a great infographic about Inbound Marketing. Its about inbound marketing strategy. Lets see, how would you have to set your inbound marketing strategy for tomorrows success. The Anatomy of Tomorrow’s inbound marketing strategy:   Infography Courtesy: Pinterest.Com The post The Anatomy of Tomorrow’s Inbound Marketing strategy appeared first on
  • How to Triple Your Twitter Engagement Infographic

    Imtiaz Ahmed
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
    Twitter is a high volume/low value network. It is really great for generating traffic in to your website. But for that, you need  to make your twitter highly engaging to your followers. Today I am going to share an amazing Infographic from Quick Sprout.  This Infographic is going to give you a quick view about how to increase your Twitter engagement by 324%. Don’t forget to share this post with your friends. How to Triple Your Twitter Engagement Infographic Courtesy of: Quick Sprout The post How to Triple Your Twitter Engagement Infographic appeared first on
  • The Anatomy of Content Marketing: the heart of online success

    Imtiaz Ahmed
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Today we are going to learn about the anatomy of content marketing. It is a cool infographic found on So lets enjoy, The Anatomy of Content Marketing: the heart of online success The post The Anatomy of Content Marketing: the heart of online success appeared first on
  • Smart Ways to Combine Content Marketing With SEO

    Imtiaz Ahmed
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
    These days content marketing in one of the most powerful online marketing method, and we all know about the strength and success story of Search engine optimization (SEO). So if we combine content marketing with SEO, it will bring simply amazing result. Today’s infographic will show you smart ways to combine content marketing with SEO. Smart Ways to Combine Content Marketing With SEO Infographic Courtesy: The post Smart Ways to Combine Content Marketing With SEO appeared first on
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    Quality News

  • New Antibiotics – UK commission to study antibiotic resistance

    7 Jul 2014 | 3:00 pm
    U.K.’s Cameron Forms Review Into Antibiotic Resistance Source: Bloomberg Author: Makiko Kitamura U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is forming a panel of experts to review the threat of antibiotic resistance and why so few drug makers are developing new medicines to address the problem. The panel will be led by economist Jim O’Neill and include […]
  • Justice Statistics re prison rape Win Survey Award

    7 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Bureau Of Justice Statistics Receives Policy Impact Award Source:Digital Journal The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) and its data collection agents will receive the 2014 Policy Impact Award from the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) for their innovative and salient efforts to measure sexual victimization in correctional facilities under the Prison Rape Elimination […]
  • Another Example HIPAA violation – Failure to deactivate a personal computer on the server

    7 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
    $4.8 million – largest HIPAA settlement to date Source: Lexology Author: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP On May 7, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued a press release announcing that two health care organizations—New York and Presbyterian Hospital (“NYP”) and Columbia University (“CU”)—agreed to resolve charges that they potentially […]
  • Holy See’s bank troubles? Or are audits working?

    7 Jul 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Vatican bank reforms lead to rise in reports of suspicious transactions Vatican body attributes rise to keener vigilance prompted by reforms at scandal-ridden Institute for Works of Religion Source: The Guardian The number of reports of suspicious financial transactions at the Vatican leapt to 202 in 2013 from six the previous year, its Financial Information […]
  • Ranking is a Core Value of Education

    7 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Why we need to rank professional educational institute Source: BusinessToday Author: Abhishek Agrawal Students should be at the heart of any education system. The education system should be build not only to award degrees and diplomas, but also to help students excel in their lives, especially in their professional pursuits. If taken holistically, this process […]
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  • Not Everything is Dead: Part 1 – Print

    31 Jul 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Print is dead. Public relations isn’t necessary. No one hand writes letters anymore. These are a few claims that have … Continue reading → [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sustainability Matters

    24 Jul 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Experts say maintaining personal connections is a key component of staying younger as we grow old. Are we so busy … Continue reading → [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Find Out What Type of Leader You Are

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    You’ve probably heard the saying, “Absolutely power corrupts absolutely.” Give a leader power and see how they respond to it. … Continue reading → [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • The Value of Brand Awareness in Employee Roles

    10 Jul 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Your phone is ringing. Your email inbox is flooding. You are running from meeting to meeting. Sometimes we get so … Continue reading → [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    9 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
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    G&M Supplies

  • Blizzard’s latest light duty catering equipment range.

    Paul McGuirk
    28 Jul 2014 | 8:53 am
    It’s a fair comment to suggest that the sort of catering equipment your commercial premises should require will vary entirely dependent on what sort of business you do – for example, a busy cafe or tearoom is more likely to make use of a water boiler than a traditional pub, which might in turn make better use of a bottle cooler than a restaurant, and so on.Ultimately, there are always going to be items of catering equipment which some businesses, for whatever reasons, will seldom use. Despite this, it’s important to be able to offer as much variety in your food offer as possible.
  • Catering equipment spotlight: Lincat EB3F/PBM

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

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

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

    Paul McGuirk
    8 May 2014 | 2:12 am
    In order to effectively and efficiently run a bar, cafe, restaurant or function suite, employees require certain unique skill sets in order to succeed. The ability to work under pressure and to strict timescales is a bonus, and good customer service is paramount.Of course, it goes without saying that even the finest of chefs will struggle to prepare food to a high standard without the correct catering equipment – ovens, grills, fryers, and catering tables all help when it comes to quality food preparation. Likewise, a busy pub is as reliant upon good quality glasswashers, ice makers and…
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    Colin Burnett's Wealth Creation Blog

  • Colin Burnett the Farmboy!?

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

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

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

    8 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    How, What and Why of SEO Jobs Let’s look at SEO jobs today! The continuous progression of technology has brought so many benefits to the people making day-to-day living easier, comfortable and at ease. There are lots of advance technologies which were created ranging from devices to gadgets, appliances to machines but one of the advancement that truly become influential is none other than the World Wide Web or the internet. The creation of the internet made the different information more accessible to individuals making it more reliable and easier for them study as well as making…
  • SEO Melbourne

    6 Jul 2014 | 4:02 am
    Find Great Web Marketing Solutions with SEO Melbourne Before we talk SEO Melbourne, Are you one of those website owners who are trying to find ways on how you can resolve any of the web marketing solutions you are currently experiencing now? Then, you should start putting all your worries away since you are sure to love the solutions that SEO Melbourne can provide. Such services are made specifically for the purpose of improving the standings or statuses of websites and make sure that they are able to get the improvements they are expecting for their websites. Unlike the risks that website…
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    Biz Epic

  • Shocking Online Data Every Successful Marketer Needs to Know

    Chad Stewart
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:54 pm
    The marketing data on this infograph will shock you. Learn more about ad spend, social media marketing, blogging, email, SEO, content strategies, and what's driving customers to pull out their wallets in 2014 and beyond. The post Shocking Online Data Every Successful Marketer Needs to Know appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • Business Success Story: Vail Horton Turned His Disability Into a Career!

    Chad Stewart
    31 Jul 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Vail Horton knows full well that he's different from everyone else. Early on, he learned how to embrace what makes him different and created a business to help others with mobility issues. The post Business Success Story: Vail Horton Turned His Disability Into a Career! appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • The Simplest, Yet Smartest Solution for Finding a Parking Space. I Never Thought of That!

    Ivan Widjaya
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:56 am
    S-Oil launched the HERE campaign. The idea is to use balloons to help car drivers finding empty parking spaces quickly. Simple, yet so smart. The post The Simplest, Yet Smartest Solution for Finding a Parking Space. I Never Thought of That! appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • Mastering Productivity: Are You A “Thought Addict”?

    Chad Stewart
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:33 pm
    The ability to calm ones mind and be "thoughtless" is a technique that few are born with (shocking, I know!) However, the ability to constantly be thinking can damage your productivity and to achieve ultimate success in life. The post Mastering Productivity: Are You A “Thought Addict”? appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • Two-Time Burn Victim W. Mitchell Will Teach You How To Overcome Any Adversity Life Throws At You!

    Chad Stewart
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:19 pm
    W Mitchell has a success story like none you've ever heard. When you think the adversity in life's insurmountable, look to this man for inspiration. The post Two-Time Burn Victim W. Mitchell Will Teach You How To Overcome Any Adversity Life Throws At You! appeared first on Biz Epic.
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    Yan Huang

  • 50 Habits For A Happy Life

    Yan Huang
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Photo Credit: Alex Speedo Source: Mind Body Green by Hannah Sentenac Here is an awesome article that everyone should read: “Life can feel frustrating. Maddening. Insanity-inducing, even. At times, happiness and contentment may seem achievable only in your wildest dreams. But the best part about being human is the capacity for self-empowerment. You have the ability to change your state of mind and in turn, your entire experience. In other words, there are ALWAYS options. You’re not stuck or helpless or at the mercy of mercurial forces beyond your control. Fantastic news, right?
  • Down the Beautiful Valley of Fire Road

    Yan Huang
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
    A week and half ago, I posted The World’s Most Beautiful Roads which featured the 20 most beautiful roads ranked by Business Insider. The first one on that list was the Valley of Fire road in Nevada. I decided to cross this one off the list. I had the opportunity to drive down this scenic road this weekend. I took some photographs using the camera on my iPhone 5S to share: Driving down the Valley of Fire Road should be added to the itinerary of anyone planning to visit Sin City, Las Vegas, Nevada.   The post Down the Beautiful Valley of Fire Road appeared first on Yan Huang.
  • Beyond Energy, Matter, Time and Space

    Yan Huang
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    Source: New York Times Though he probably didn’t intend anything so jarring, Nicolaus Copernicus, in a 16th-century treatise, gave rise to the idea that human beings do not occupy a special place in the heavens. Nearly 500 years after replacing the Earth with the sun as the center of the cosmic swirl, we’ve come to see ourselves as just another species on a planet orbiting a star in the boondocks of a galaxy in the universe we call home. And this may be just one of many universes — what cosmologists, some more skeptically than others, have named the multiverse. Despite the long string…
  • Facebook Has Totally Changed Its Stance On Privacy

    Yan Huang
    26 Jul 2014 | 10:50 am
    Remember when Mark Zuckerberg didn’t believe in privacy? When he argued that it was “no longer a social norm”? When Facebook employees wouldn’t even use the word “privacy” at a forum about the future of privacy? That was then. Now, it seems, privacy is back—not just as a social norm, but as a business model. The post Facebook Has Totally Changed Its Stance On Privacy appeared first on Yan Huang.
  • 20 Habits Of Highly Authentic People

    Yan Huang
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:39 pm
    Meeting someone living a uniquely crafted life is a breath of fresh air. These people are rare – it takes courage and self-confidence to be who you really are despite reactions from skeptics and attempts to bring you back to conformity and a false exterior. If you’re ready to show to the world the real you, this post might just be the beginning of your journey to authenticity. The post 20 Habits Of Highly Authentic People appeared first on Yan Huang.
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  • Astralgameservers

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
      Hey guys, I’m writing article on the awesome company AstralGameServers! They offer Game Server Hosting, Voice Server Hosting, Dedicated Servers and Web Hosting. I recommend buying their products, since their up-time for their products are 99.9% and that’s pretty good, I myself use their web hosting and it’s great! They offer Web Hosting From […] Hope You Enjoyed This Post! Astralgameservers KIKFLICK. Astralgameservers was first posted on July 31, 2014 at 4:38 pm.©2014 "KIKFLICK". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading…
  • .com vs .net

    30 Jul 2014 | 6:37 pm
    We’ve always seen .com or .net when searching for a website. But, which is better? When I was registering this domain I thought, “.com or .net for this website?” So today I’ll talk to you, which is a better domain. Most of the registered domains on the web are registered with a .com. There is […] Hope You Enjoyed This Post! .com vs .net KIKFLICK. .com vs .net was first posted on July 31, 2014 at 1:37 am.©2014 "KIKFLICK". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of…
  • Blogging On A Phone?

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
      Blogging On A Phone? Have you ever wrote an article on a phone? Well, I’m writing this article on my phone while waiting for the bus. This just came in mind, if we can blog on our phones or even listen to music on them, in the future it’s going to be amazing! I […] Hope You Enjoyed This Post! Blogging On A Phone? KIKFLICK. Blogging On A Phone? was first posted on July 29, 2014 at 5:30 pm.©2014 "KIKFLICK". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright infringement.
  • Can Search Engines Predict The Future?

    27 Jul 2014 | 9:28 am
      When Yahoo used to dominate the web, they had access to everything the users searched. Since Yahoo was the leading search engine in that century, they had accurate searches on what people searched for since most of the population used Yahoo as their search engine. Yahoo was keeping an eye on what the users […] Hope You Enjoyed This Post! Can Search Engines Predict The Future? KIKFLICK. Can Search Engines Predict The Future? was first posted on July 27, 2014 at 4:28 pm.©2014 "KIKFLICK". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article…
  • Adsense

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:20 pm
      I’ve just been on the internet, and I thought of writing on Google Adsense. Google Adsense play’s a key role in the online advertising business, it brings revenue to your website and makes you money. I’m gonna talk to you about the best ways to make money on Google Adsense and explain to you […] Hope You Enjoyed This Post! Adsense KIKFLICK. Adsense was first posted on July 26, 2014 at 1:20 am.©2014 "KIKFLICK". Use of this feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this article in your feed reader, then the site is guilty of copyright…
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • Twitter Report Shows Sharp Rise In Government Requests For User Data

    Anna Domanska
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:41 am
    Twitter’s latest transparency report shows that the law enforcement and intelligence agencies are hitting the social network for information about its users than ever before, with the most requests coming from the U.S. government. Twitter Report Shows Sharp Rise In Government Requests For User Data According to the social network’s latest transparency report, Twitter received a total of 2,058 government requests for user information between January 1 and June 30. The report shows nearly a 46% percent increase in requests for user data or content removal in the first two quarters of…
  • Facebook’s Announces Free Limited Web Access In Zambia

    Christy Gren
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:13 am
    In an effort to boost Internet usage in underdeveloped countries, Facebook-backed announced that it is launching a new Android app in Zambia that gives Airtel customers access to a handful of online services on their mobile phones without incurring any data charges. Facebook’s Announces Free Limited Web Access In Zambia “Over 85% of the world’s population lives in areas with existing cellular coverage, yet only about 30% of the total population accesses the internet,” product management director Guy Rosen said in a statement. “Affordability and…
  • BlackBerry Acquires Voice-Security Specialist Secusmart, To Make Mobile Communications More Secure

    Carrie Ann
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    In a move to add extra power to its mobile security foundation, Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry announced it will acquire German voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping firm Secusmart, which developed technology to safeguard the smartphones of German government officials, including Chancellor Angela Merkel. The Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry made the announcement on Tuesday at an event held in New York. The financial aspects of the deal were not disclosed, which is subject to regulatory approvals including certain customary conditions. BlackBerry Acquires Voice-Security…
  • The FIFA World Cup: A Winning Opportunity for SMEs?

    Christy Gren
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:10 am
    FIFA World Cup Ceremony Universal language of sports brings people together without considering what their origin, ethnicity, economic status or religious beliefs are. It’s not just all about bringing people together. International sports events provide remarkable opportunities for businesses wanting to connect with a wider audience worldwide. Moreover international sports events such as FIFA World Cup provide SMEs a magnificent chance to magnetize a prospective loyal customer base with new products, improved skills and experiences. It opens new avenues for manufacturers and retailers who…
  • Unlocking Cell phones From Carriers Will Soon Be Legal In The US

    Carrie Ann
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:51 pm
    It will no longer be illegal to unlock a cell phone without carrier permission. In 2012 the Library of Congress ruled that it was copyright violation to unlock a phone without the carrier’s approval that left plenty of smartphone users dissatisfied. Since then lawmakers have looked to reverse the decision. Now Congress has acknowledged the will of the people and unanimously approved the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, which is now awaiting the President to sign into law. Earlier, only the carriers were authorized to unlock the device, and would cost users some…
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