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  • The 5 BIGGEST Mistakes Presenters Make (and how to avoid them)

    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies
    Roberto Monaco
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter San Diego, Ca Warm and Sunny 75 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear 10X Business Builder, “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” ? Mahatma Gandhi I can assure you I have used my freedom of speech to make A LOT of mistakes in my career… Obviously, after more then 4,000 live presentations, hundreds of videos and countless webinar presentations, one thing I am certain: We all make presentation mistakes, period! Some of these presentation mistakes are small and don’t…
  • What Are You Actually Selling? Hint, It’s Not a Product

    StartUp FASHION
    Contributor
    27 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Did you know an online shopper decides within 90 seconds whether he or she is going to buy from you? That’s right, you have a minute and a half to make a first impression and either convert the sale or lose it. According to Vouchercloud, over 92% of online shoppers say visuals are the most influential factors affecting a purchasing decision. When we begin to think about those visuals and how they affect the psychology of a potential customer, we often think only of the nuts and bolts of the website: Should I use a homepage slider or a “hero” image? Where should my call-to-action go? Is…
  • The Untapped Potential of Unused Capacities

    MIT SMR Management Report
    Leslie Brokaw
    28 May 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Companies can benefit from the trend toward “collaborative consumption” through creative new approaches to defining and distributing their offerings. Not everyone wants to own all the products they use. Instead, “increasing numbers of consumers are paying to temporarily access or share products and services rather than buy or own them.” That’s according to Kurt Matzler, Viktoria Veider and Wolfgang Kathan, who write about the “sharing economy” in their article “Adapting to the Sharing Economy,” in the Winter 2015 issue of MIT Sloan Management Review . “Well-known examples…
  • Are You Solving the Right Problem?

    CDC Synectics on How to Leverage Resources
    Connie Siu
    27 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Do you want to make sure that you are clear on the problem you need to solve? There are 7 questions you ought to ask.
  • So Happy Together: The Right Kind of Collaboration

    strategy+business - All Updates
    28 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    The success of projects involving several stakeholders can depend on achieving the right balance of internal and external contributions.
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  • Top 10 Worst Pitching Mistakes

    William Comcowich
    28 May 2015 | 10:55 am
    Journalists get a lot of pitches. Some of them are well-crafted and on target. Those often lead to worthwhile media placements. Some of them are well-done but don’t prompt media placements for many different reasons, including timing, current events, importance in relation to other possible stories, or general lack of interest in the subject on [...]The post Top 10 Worst Pitching Mistakes appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • How PR Can Win the Support of C-Level Executives

    William Comcowich
    28 May 2015 | 8:18 am
      Some C-level executives may mistakenly believe they can create a PR department, hire staff (or retain a PR agency) and let the professionals loose, churning out press releases and prompting scores of favorable media articles. The reality is that an organization’s public relations staff requires support and involvement from its top management in order [...]The post How PR Can Win the Support of C-Level Executives appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • How Brands Succeed at Instagram Marketing

    William Comcowich
    27 May 2015 | 10:08 am
    Brands targeting teen-agers and 20 somethings would be well advised to seriously consider Instagram. With 300 million monthly active users, the Facebook-owned photo- and video sharing app is extremely popular among young people. Instagram is used by 41 percent of 16 to 24 year olds and 35 percent 24 to 34 year olds. It also [...]The post How Brands Succeed at Instagram Marketing appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • Should Brands Pin Their Marketing Plans to Pinterest?

    William Comcowich
    27 May 2015 | 9:42 am
    Although Pinterest lacks the large user base of other social media networks, it offers substantial advantages to marketers. Proponents practically call it a marketer’s dream. Despite Pinterest’s potential opportunities, most marketers have struggled to capitalize on its advantages, mainly due to its meager marketing/advertising options and inability of marketers to access user data. However, the photo-based [...]The post Should Brands Pin Their Marketing Plans to Pinterest? appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • Today’s Most Important PR Skills – and Needed New Expertise

    William Comcowich
    26 May 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Although public relations professionals have assumed new responsibilities, including SEO, social media and web analytics, the traditional skills of writing and media relations remain their core talents, one new survey finds. When asked “Which PR skills are most important for advancement within your organization?” for the PR News’ 2015 Salary Survey, more PR and marketing [...]The post Today’s Most Important PR Skills – and Needed New Expertise appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
 
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  • 7 Ways to Use Social Media for Online Reputation Management

    Brendan Shea
    27 May 2015 | 7:52 am
    When my grandfather couldn’t get his Internet issue resolved with the cable company, I took to social media to get the matter escalated, knowing the company cared about its online reputation and maintained an account dedicated to solving customers’ problems. After just one Tweet, my grandfather’s issue was resolved. Social media has become a huge part of every stage in the buyer’s journey. However, many businesses are still not taking advantage of it for maximum benefits and profitability. For example, some may be unaware that you can use social media to boost your online reputation…
  • 4 Agency Leaders on How to Get Client Buy-In

    Anna Washenko
    22 May 2015 | 10:29 am
    Getting clients to go big—especially on social—remains a Sisyphean task. But if you’re consistently having trouble pushing your best ideas forward, maybe it’s time to take a look at yourself. With some self-reflection, you and your team can take the corrective action needed to start securing client buy-in for your high-risk but high-reward social campaigns (the ones you’ve tucked away in file folders for years). To help with that process, we asked four agency leaders for their time-tested methods of getting movement on their most out-there creative concepts.
  • 5 Ways You Can Boost Social Media Productivity With the Smart Inbox

    Rebecca Walker
    20 May 2015 | 12:53 pm
    As summer kicks off, it’s time for a vacation. But between you and the open air lies a whole slew of social tasks that need completing—most especially, questions from your customers. To help you address their needs (and get out the door) faster, here are five ways to use Sprout Social’s Smart Inbox for improved workload efficiency . 1. Scroll Through Messages With Keyboard Shortcuts Let your fingers do the walking. These keyboard shortcuts within Sprout’s Smart Inbox will maximize your message management prowess: Up/down arrows: to scroll through messages R: to reply T: to…
  • How Avid Technology Got to Be 365 Times More Engaging on LinkedIn

    Jennifer Beese
    14 May 2015 | 2:07 pm
    With more than 364 million users, LinkedIn has become a publishing platform of unprecedented magnitude for B2B communication. But with so many professionals—from HR head hunters to industry thought leaders—clamoring for attention, how do you ensure your message breaks through to reach the right people at the right time? Avid, the world’s leading provider of audio and video technology, has found the answer—though it’s no tightly held secret. In fact, any organization with a Company Page on LinkedIn can employ Targeted Status Updates to speak directly to specific…
  • Meet Team Sprout: James, Web Team Manager

    Jim Conti
    13 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    As a member of Sprout Social’s talent team, I hear one question all the time: “What’s the best part of working at Sprout?” My colleagues say they can tell when someone has asked this question over the phone, because they hear me offer the same enthusiastic response: “It’s the people!” Behind the scenes at Sprout, there’s a dedicated team working hard to make our software better, our customers happier and our days more fulfilling. We wanted you to get to know our community better, which is why we are launching this new series, entitled Meet Team Sprout. First up is a member…
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  • "Your 'Magical' Time Starts Now" and Other Stories on Serendipity

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    4 May 2015 | 12:41 am
    Mini Stories on SerendipityA Magic Called SerendipitySerendipity has been one of my favourite words of late. Is serendipity like luck, and beyond our control? Or can we invite serendipity in our lives?Everything cannot be planned or forecast. In fact, the best gifts of Universe come when we least expect them, or rather when we align our vibration with the vibration of Universe through positive thinking inside (the mind) and positive people outside (around us). And then begins the magic in our lives, a magic called "Serendipity"Here are some stories to inspire you:- Your "Magical" Time…
  • "You are my Magic" and Other Stories on Empathy

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    2 May 2015 | 12:49 am
     Mini Stories on Empathy“You need to be listened to”“Why do you get angry so fast? Don’t you over react about trivial issues?” he asked her.“Is it so? Never really thought about it. I think my parents were too busy with their own problems.” she replied.“Is the anger directed against your parents? Or there is a deeper need or an unexpressed emotion.” he asked her gently.“Can you tell me what that unexpressed emotion is, in your view? Or should I do a deeper introspection?” she felt the need for an introspection.“I think it is your need for being listened to. It…
  • The Pride of Association

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:04 am
    How Your Network Displays "Pride of Association"?Nothing succeeds like success does and when people start developing pride in associating with you, one is ready for an inspiring storyOne of my favourite phrases in inspirational storytelling / digital storytelling is "The Pride of Association". If we have genuine professional achievements, people around us naturally develop pride of associating with us, over a period of time. Now the question arises, how do people demonstrate pride of association in real life.Five major types of professional pride come to my mind immediately viz. pride of…
  • Let Positivity Go Viral

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:08 am
    My personal manifesto is, "I am energized by your unconditional affection, to gift our world with "loads & loads of inspiration.""Let Love and Positivity Go ViralMy workshop participants frequently ask me, “How do I make my content go viral?” My answer, "Forget about making your content viral and focus on adding value to peoples' lives and Universe will bless you with what you deserve. Bhagwad Geeta says, "Do the work and forget about the fruit" Even if you look at it scientifically, "When we worry about the fruit, we shift our focus and energy from the goal to the fruit,…
  • Mirror Mirror on the Wall- Archna Mohan's Story

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

    Andrea Carson, Lecturer, Media and Politics - Political Science; Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Advancing Journalism at University of Melbourne
    28 May 2015 | 10:59 pm
    News Corp Australia's free newspaper MX will wind up in a fortnight, the latest victim of the digital revolution. AAP/Julian SmithWhen free newspaper MX first hit Melbourne’s streets in 2001 it triggered what became known as the newspaper wars. News Limited modelled the success of Britain and Sweden’s giveaway press and directly aimed MX at young readers and commuters. Fairfax caught wind of its rival’s plans and hurriedly fired back with its own similarly named version, Melbourne Express. Both launched on the same day in February that year. Reporting on the “wars”, an ABC…
  • FactCheck: Is BHP Billiton Australia's largest taxpayer, averaging $8-10b in tax a year?

    Roman Lanis, Associate Professor, Accounting at University of Technology, Sydney
    28 May 2015 | 1:13 pm
    BHP Billiton's Andrew Mackenzie said his firm has an effective tax rate of 45%. AAP Image/Tracey NearmyWe pay on average $A8 billion to $10 billion of tax in Australia every year… We are Australia’s biggest taxpayer by far, we have an effective tax rate of 45%… – Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive of BHP Billiton, interview with Fran Kelly on ABC radio RN Breakfast, May 19, 2015. After years of flying under the radar, company income tax is suddenly headline news in Australia. Andrew Mackenzie’s comments on BHP Billiton’s tax affairs came in the wake of a parliamentary committee…
  • What the latest capital expenditure figures tell us about the economy

    Tim Robinson, Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute at University of Melbourne
    28 May 2015 | 1:13 pm
    A 4.4% drop in business investment activity has caused alarm. www.GlynLowe.com, CC BYThe latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Capital Expenditure Survey revealed that business investment is likely to have fallen significantly in the March quarter, which has caused some alarm among commentators. According to the survey, total real capital expenditure fell by 4.4%, with buildings and structures - which is heavily influenced by the mining sector - declining by 6.5%. Alternatively, expenditure on machinery and equipment decreased only slightly. The so-called Capex survey is one of the…
  • Modi the statesman must now sell domestic reform

    Nick Bisley, Executive Director of La Trobe Asia and Professor of International Relations at La Trobe University
    27 May 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Modi's visible international engagement has been as much for domestic as international consumption. Yonhap South Korea Out/EPA/AAPOn May 26 2014 Narendra Modi’s BJP was swept to power with the largest electoral majority in forty years. The scale of the victory was partly a product of his astute campaigning and effective use of social media. It was also driven by profound concerns about economic stagnation, endemic corruption and a sclerotic state. Congress had been in power for a decade and had shown little capacity to deal with India’s long-running problems, indeed there was a…
  • Forget siestas, 'green micro-breaks' could boost work productivity

    Kathryn Williams, Associate Professor in environmental psychology and Director, Office for Environmental Programs at University of Melbourne
    27 May 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Now that we have your attention... Image sourced from Shutterstock.comMost of us know firsthand that spending time in nature can make us feel better. This isn’t just a placebo effect: decades of research show that seeing vegetation, water, light, and animals is linked with many psychological benefits. Evidence suggests that viewing nature can also help improve attention spans. Being able to maintain our attention to concentrate on tasks and ignore distractions is important for everyday life. At work, better concentration helps us stay on track, attend to important information, block out…
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  • What does manifestation has to do with budgeting?

    Morena Russell
    29 May 2015 | 3:59 am
    What if you are already manifesting money and haven’t noticed…? Imagine this… You have asked the Universe for $650 for that amazing course that you want. A few days later you go for dinner with a friend which cost $65 and they insist in paying for you. Next morning you were walking your dog you […] The post What does manifestation has to do with budgeting? appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • Are you sharing too many photos of your kids?

    Sherry Bevan
    29 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    I was delighted to be invited back to the Julia George show to discuss whether parents share too many photos of their kids. The BBC Radio Kent parenting panel (including John Adams, stay-at-home Dad blogger, and Richard Curtis, The Kid Calmer) was reconvened to discuss new research . The key finding from the research commissioned by Nominet is that […] The post Are you sharing too many photos of your kids? appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • Which hat are you wearing?

    Lesley Morrissey
    28 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    My favourite business book is Michael Gerber’s The EMyth Revisited it’s full of good common sense and I really think everyone who is planning to start a business should read it.  One of the lessons I learned from this is about wearing different hats. When you start a business the chances are you don’t have staff […] The post Which hat are you wearing? appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • Friend, Family, Tribe – And How To Be One

    Lottie Moore
    28 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    This weekend it will be a year since my Dad died, for people looking in from the outside it would look like a beyond awful year to be honest.  My 15 year old had major spinal surgery followed by 4 months off school, my birth sister has 2 pulmonary embolisms and has also been in […] The post Friend, Family, Tribe – And How To Be One appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • FRAGILE is about your sanity, not your house move

    Susan Feehan
    28 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    We all know that moving is hell. Right up there on the stress-o-meter with divorce and death. But, until last week, I never realised quite how much influence words had on the nightmare of moving home. Yes, there’s the obvious example: write FRAGILE on a box and your removal men will put it underneath several […] The post FRAGILE is about your sanity, not your house move appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
 
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  • Universal Orlando to build water theme park called Volcano Bay

    F Depraetere
    29 May 2015 | 12:23 am
    (Theme Park News) Universal Orlando Resort that it will bring to life an entirely new water theme park experience. Called Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort, it will join Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure and become the resort’s third immersive park. Universal’s Volcano Bay will be a place for the entire family. […]
  • Busch Gardens Tampa announces new spin coaster for 2016

    F Depraetere
    28 May 2015 | 1:24 pm
    (Theme Park News) Busch Gardens Tampa announced it would launch a new family thrill ride – Cobra’s Curse – in 2016. The spin coaster is the only one of its kind in the world, according to the park, featuring a vertical lift and taking riders on a whirlwind adventure of exciting explorations. Located in the […]
  • SeaWorld to build the tallest, fastest and longest coaster in Orlando

    F Depraetere
    27 May 2015 | 12:02 pm
    (Theme Park News) Surfacing summer 2016 at SeaWorld Orlando will be Mako, a 200-foot-tall hypercoaster that will reach 73 mph along 4,760 feet of steel track — nearly a mile long — and leave riders feeling both breathless and weightless. Named for one of the ocean’s fastest known sharks, Mako will be Orlando’s tallest, fastest […]
  • SeaWorld Entertainment appoints Marc G. Swanson as Interim CFO

    F Depraetere
    26 May 2015 | 2:28 pm
    (Attractions News) SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) has announced the appointment of Marc G. Swanson as interim Chief Financial Officer, effective June 1, 2015. He succeeds James M. Heaney, who has informed the Company that he has accepted a senior position with another company and is returning to the cruise industry. Heaney has agreed to […]
  • North America’s first 4D interactive dark ride opens at Six Flags Over Texas

    F Depraetere
    26 May 2015 | 7:02 am
    (Theme Park News) Six Flags Over Texas, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, announced the debut of JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis. “We are excited to partner with the popular DC Comics characters to bring this level of unmatched, interactive thrills to our guests this season,” said Park President Steve Martindale. […]
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  • Do You Really Need A Survey Company?

    Dr. Jan West, Ph.D.
    15 May 2015 | 11:44 am
    When business owners, executives, and managers want to learn more about their customers’ experiences, it is not uncommon for them to ask customers for their insight by writing and issuing… The post Do You Really Need A Survey Company? appeared first on NBRI.
  • Get Our New E-Book, How to Conduct a Survey, Free

    NBRI
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:46 am
    We’ve been conducting research for businesses for over 30 years. From employee engagement surveys to market research, NBRI has covered every inch of the survey data spectrum. As you can imagine, we’ve compiled a lot of benchmarking data and derived a lot of knowledge from it. Our motto is Research for Knowledge, Knowledge for Power, and what better way to empower than to share what we’ve learned? The post Get Our New E-Book, How to Conduct a Survey, Free appeared first on NBRI.
  • What Customer Satisfaction Surveys Can Tell You about the Health of Your Company

    Dr. Jan West, Ph.D.
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Customer satisfaction is the key to a company’s success. Satisfied customers place larger and more frequent orders, while unsatisfied customers rarely return to place additional orders if they can find… The post What Customer Satisfaction Surveys Can Tell You about the Health of Your Company appeared first on NBRI.
  • Improve Customer Satisfaction Today In Three Steps

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

    Dr. Jan West, Ph.D.
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:40 am
    Many companies don’t know how to measure customer satisfaction, although most companies agree that customer satisfaction is an important factor in profitability and increasing revenue. The best way to gauge… The post How to Measure Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty appeared first on NBRI.
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  • Business Communication Just Because

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

    Cathy Miller
    4 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Cultivating good I words On the heels of a grammar post, did the above heading make you pause? How many emails do you think will be sent about the headline typo? But the use of I with works was intentional. We all know the overuse of the word I can backfire. Business communication may sound self-serving Readers are more interested in what you can do for them Let’s replace the self-serving I with alternate I-words. The ninth post of our alphabetic journey through business communication cultivates the good side of I. I Believe in You The following SlideShare…
  • 3 Simple Communication Tips to Improve Your Hiring Process

    Cathy Miller
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    During some time in your life, you will encounter the hiring process. Even if your company is just you. You hire companies or individuals for personal or professional services And you hope someone hires you for your products or services Has the process been painful for you? Who doesn’t have some hiring horror story? Notification that took forever or the candidate who embellished on his or her qualifications. No matter which hiring hat you wear, better business communication improves the process. The eighth post of our alphabetic journey through business communication offers tips…
  • Tools for Avoiding Grammar Pitfalls

    Cathy Miller
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Grammar is like math. Some of us cringe when we hear the term. Others find the topic endlessly fascinating. Regardless of which camp you fall into, good grammar builds a solid foundation for your business communication. Grammar is the GPS to better business communication. Tweet This The seventh post of our alphabetic journey through business communication touches on common pitfalls in grammar. Below are resources, cheat sheets, and tips (oh my) to help you steer clear of grammar pitfalls. Cringe-Worthy Grammar I hesitate to create posts on grammar. Or typos. It’s the kiss of death –…
  • Are Your Business Forms in Good Shape?

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

    Mike Calloway
    21 May 2015 | 7:16 pm
    We all love quotes right? Quotes inspire us. They motivate us and see us through hard times. Quotes give us a glimpse into the thoughts of great minds. Quotes often live on long after those that once brought them to life. Every entrepreneur needs a source of inspiration. Let’s face it, it’s tough going at this journey alone. But quotes show us that there are other that understand us. Not only do they understand where we currently are, but how we can get through. Here are fifty practical quotes that you can apply to your life right now and start seeing a brighter future. 1.
  • 17 Books For Entrepreneurs That Will Change Your Life

    Mike Calloway
    9 May 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Let me tell you a story, there were two guys that graduated from college at the same time. Both of them wanted to be successful entrepreneurs someday. Directly after graduation, one of them gets a job, works hard, gets promoted, and achieved great success on his job. Five years later, he is now a manager and is making a six figure salary. Upon graduation, the other guy chooses to start a business. He understood that he did not know enough as college simply had not prepared him to run a business, but rather work in a business. So he started the journey to learn more and he bought many books.
  • Should Small Businesses Outsource Their Accounting Duties?

    EpicLaunch
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:16 am
    Odds are that you are not running an accounting firm. Still, earning revenue guarantees the need for proper bookkeeping, and that means your business has a decision to make. Should you handle all your accounting in-house or should you outsource it to a brokerage? Here are a few pros and cons of both solutions. Cheaper is Better By choosing to handle your own financial records, you save a significant amount of money that would otherwise go to an outside business. Hiring a part-time or salaried employee ensures that when any discrepancy occurs, you know exactly who is responsible for correcting…
  • The True Cost of Unused Software in Business

    EpicLaunch
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:04 am
    A recent study taken out by 1E (a software lifecycle automation company) has shown that many companies around the world are spending excessive amounts of money on computer software that is never being used! In the UK alone, 25% of software bought by companies remains stagnant, resulting in a loss of 3.5M. CEO at 1E, Sumir Karavi states ‘it’s not uncommon for larger organisations to do this, and something can be done to claim back the cost.’ “This data clearly demonstrates that organisations are not optimising their software assets in a way that reduces cost.” Provided by…
  • Slashing Expenses: Money-Saving Tips for UK Businesses

    EpicLaunch
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:02 am
    Businesses throughout the UK are searching for reliable ways to cut costs and save as much money as possible. In these tough economic times, reducing costs is often integral to a business’s bottom line. The following tips can help your business reduce its costs so that it can steer its financial resources to fulfill other business needs. Shop Around Too often businesses get stuck in their old habit of doing business with the same providers when it comes to supplies, equipment and utilities such asbroadband and energy. Why pay exorbitant rates when you can slash those costs by anywhere…
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  • Winning the Talent War for Software Developers III: Marketing to Software Developers

    Tony Morrison
    19 May 2015 | 12:59 pm
    In previous posts we discussed the current demand for software developers and identified a few groups who are struggling to find and keep the talent they need.  Now it is time to look at a few tactics that work. In this post I’ll be discussing the first tactic: Marketing. I know what you are thinking.  Marketing?  That is not revolutionary, pal.  Well, lets think about that for a minute.  What are the basics to marketing?  Identifying a target market.  Understanding your customer.  The Four P’s: Price, Product, Promotion, Place.  None of these are new ideas, but has your…
  • Winning the Talent War for Software Developers II: Who Is Losing Big

    Tony Morrison
    29 Apr 2015 | 9:53 am
    In my last post, I introduced the idea that we are all engaged in an all out war for technical talent, especially for software developers.  We are seeing large recruiting fees, even larger bonuses, and over-the-top salaries handed out for moderate skillsets, just to fill our project teams and hopefully meet deadlines.  Some organizations seem to be faring better than others, but which ones are they? Two groups seem to be struggling the most to acquire the talent they need.  First there are the entrepreneurs and small business owners.  This group is used to working with limited resources…
  • Winning the Talent War for Software Developers

    Tony Morrison
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:06 am
    A prospective client shared a horror story with me yesterday.  Just six months after shelling out $20,000 to a recruiter to find an iOS Developer and an Android developer, both of their new recruits left for greener pastures, having been again lured away by recruiters offering higher salaries.  I will admit that this is an anecdotal story, but we talk to people every day frustrated by the scarcity of technical talent, especially software developers.  The battle has escalated beyond mundane monetary transactions, as evidenced by the emotions that run high in many of these discussions.  I…
  • December Client Spotlight: Advice Media

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

    Zylun
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:54 am
    Last week Zylun was named to the 2014 UV50 fastest growing companies. Zylun was the 4th fastest growing company in Utah Valley. Congrats to all of our amazing employees in both the US and Philippines!! Thank you to all of our clients and employees. The post Zylun Named to 2014 UV50 Fastest Growing Companies appeared first on Zylun.
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    Joanne Dewberry

  • How to market your business offline

    Joanne Dewberry
    19 May 2015 | 5:54 am
    In my industry I meet a lot of craft based businesses. For some social media works really well for others not always. If you are an artist or sculpture, for example,  your work needs to be seen and experienced, photographs don’t always do the detail and hard work justice.  This means attending lots of exhibitions, […] The post How to market your business offline appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • 5 takeaway tips from Mumsnet Workfest

    Joanne Dewberry
    18 May 2015 | 7:51 am
    On Saturday I packed myself up and got a very early train to London for Mumsnet Workfest 2015. I’m not sure really what I thought I’d gain from the event as a) I run my own business and aren’t actively seeking employment and b) I run my own business and aren’t looking to start one […] The post 5 takeaway tips from Mumsnet Workfest appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Making Your Home Office Healthy

    Joanne Dewberry
    14 May 2015 | 2:37 am
    I already spend 3 days a week = 15 hours sat in the office and I’m conscious in September that will move to 5 days = 25 hours. While I know that financially and stress wise with deadlines this is going to be great, I’m aware of how depressing my Harry Potteresque under the stairs […] The post Making Your Home Office Healthy appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • 3 things I’m looking forward to at Mumsnet Workfest 2015

    Joanne Dewberry
    11 May 2015 | 1:40 am
    Sage UK have a vast and extensive database of Sage Business Experts who work with then producing content for their blog, guidance and opinions in twitter chats and a community of people in the thick of small business. As part of the Sage Business Experts I have been invited to attend Mumsnet Workfest on their […] The post 3 things I’m looking forward to at Mumsnet Workfest 2015 appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Corporate Events at Walton Castle

    Joanne Dewberry
    7 May 2015 | 3:21 am
    Sitting in my Harry Potteresque under the stairs home office, sipping tea whilst talking to my colleague ie. George the cat and writing small business blogs, I’m very conscious I’m alone!  I love networking and the opportunities this brings not only on a business level but also for my sanity too!  The chance recently arose to […] The post Corporate Events at Walton Castle appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
 
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    SunGard Availability Services UK / Blog

  • Sungard Availability Services Honoured in Flurry of Award Wins

    Keith Tilley
    22 May 2015 | 5:33 am
    The new financial year may have only just begun but we’re already making a sterling start with the news that Sungard Availability Services has been honoured with several awards, taking home accolades from both the Cisco Partner Summit and the NetApp Partner Awards. Demonstrating the global nature of its work with Cisco, Sungard AS scored a ‘grand slam’ with the work of its Cisco partnership recognised in the UK and Ireland as well as the US and Canadian markets. Sungard AS took home four major wins on the night, including ‘UK and Ireland Solution Innovation Partner of…
  • Sungard Availability Services recognised by Gartner as a leader in Disaster Recovery as a Service

    Keith Tilley
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    This month Gartner launched its first ever Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) Magic Quadrant Report and we’re pleased to announce that Sungard AS has been positioned in the leaders’ quadrant. When compiling this quadrant, Gartner evaluated 14 DRaaS providers on their ability to execute on various criteria including product/service, overall viability, sales execution/pricing, market responsiveness/record, marketing execution, customer experience and operations and completeness of vision. Within this leaders’ quadrant Sungard AS is positioned as the best for both completeness of…
  • Gartner Recognizes Sungard Availability Services As a Leader in Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service

    Sungard Availability Services UK
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:05 am
    Wayne, Pa. – Sungard Availability Services® (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders’ quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) published April 21, 2015. Gartner evaluated 14 DRaaS providers for this year’s Magic Quadrant. Service providers were evaluated on their ability to execute on criteria including product/service, overall viability, sales execution/pricing, market responsiveness/record, marketing execution,…
  • Situational Awareness: Business Continuity’s missing link?

    Daren Howell
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:19 am
    Tracey Forbes, VP Business Development, Software from Sungard Availability Services shares her views and definition of situational awareness in business continuity. Situational awareness is the missing link between planning and incident management – real-time insight is what makes a real difference in outcomes. Situational Awareness In Business Continuity “Ultimately the question is – did you have the right information at the right time in order to recover?” — Tracey Forbes, VP Business Development – Software, Sungard Availability Services Read about how…
  • Cloud Hangover Costs Financial Services Organisations Nearly £300 million Every Year

    Sungard Availability Services UK
    22 Apr 2015 | 4:36 am
    Research from Sungard Availability Services finds that unexpected costs, integration challenges and increased IT complexity are all contributing to a ‘Cloud Hangover’ Less than half (47 percent) of financial services organisations agree that the cloud has met their expectations. London, United Kingdom: 22 April 2015 – Sungard Availability Services® (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today announces research which reveals that financial services organisations are spending nearly £300 million each year on…
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    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies

  • How To Get Your Clients To Quote You

    Roberto Monaco
    4 May 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter San Diego, Ca Overcast and balmy 68 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear 10x Business Builder, “Have you ever read or heard a line that has changed your life?” I remember when I was 13 years old in Brazil and during a hot summer on the beach I went to a “sorveteria” (ice cream shop) and I saw this BIG poster, a picture of a man climbing a mountain, and it said “Determination today leads to success tomorrow“. And now, 32 years later, I am telling you about this “line”…
  • In 20 minutes or Less, You’ll find 20,000 dollars for your life

    Garrett Gunderson
    1 May 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter San Diego, Ca Hot 82 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear 10X Business Builder, For many people the topic of finances is taboo. Like many subjects of this nature they are never discussed in open or in a public forum. My guess is because we are too ashamed. We know that we don’t have the best philosophies and habits and simply push it under the carpet to be dealt with another time and date. Our guest today is out to change this. Garrett Gunderson, a NY Times bestseller, just released a series of FREE educational…
  • The 5 BIGGEST Mistakes Presenters Make (and how to avoid them)

    Roberto Monaco
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter San Diego, Ca Warm and Sunny 75 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear 10X Business Builder, “Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” ? Mahatma Gandhi I can assure you I have used my freedom of speech to make A LOT of mistakes in my career… Obviously, after more then 4,000 live presentations, hundreds of videos and countless webinar presentations, one thing I am certain: We all make presentation mistakes, period! Some of these presentation mistakes are small and don’t…
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    Naomi Simson's Blog

  • The words conscious and capitalism collide

    Naomi Simson
    28 May 2015 | 12:16 am
    It has been reported on more than one occasion that putting the words conscious and capitalism together would make an oxymoron. Yet what it really is, is announcement of the new order of what is possible, productive and profitable for businesses. “Imagine a business that is born out of a dream about how the world could be and should be…” Steve Denning. As Steve states, what we mean by conscious capitalism is more than just business with a purpose – it is business that is nurturing and supportive of it’s community. In some ways it is a way of doing business rather than a ‘type’…
  • RedBalloon turns ‘Blu’ for a day

    Naomi Simson
    26 May 2015 | 4:29 am
    Here is an international success story… which is humbling – and has left all RedBallooners quite ‘Blu’. I post this here to answer a question I had today in my session at EY. What does WorldBlu or a democratic business look like? Way back in 2001 when RedBalloon was founded, I had so many hopes and dreams for what the business could be. I wanted to change gifting in Australia forever and to encourage ‘good times’ over more ‘stuff’. After working for so many serious corporations, above all else I was intentional about creating a workplace where people genuinely…
  • What new thing did you do today?

    Naomi Simson
    24 May 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Life is too short to miss out on new experiences; routine can be wonderful but new things stimulate our creativity, conversation and the richness of life.  What have you got on your ‘one day some day maybe’ list?… What is it that you have always wanted to do but have delayed because it is too far away, too expensive or you just don’t have the time. We are all given 24 hours in a day… how we choose to use them is the only difference. Experiencing African animals was a ‘one day dream’ – not urgent – but it would be really amazing to experience. I thought to do so would…
  • Six things to do to make sure you have a great day at work

    Naomi Simson
    19 May 2015 | 10:05 pm
      How many positive experiences did you have at work today? I have spent the last few days at the Spire HR Summit in Singapore, learning from renowned HR experts about the challenges and issues, but more importantly the opportunities in today’s market of “people”. My plenary session was on Day 1 and I chose to challenge the audience to this very question: “So You Want To Be An Employer Of Choice?” RedBalloon was not always a great place to work – as I shared with the audience. It was challenging and confronting as we went on our growth journey. There was much we learned…
  • 10 steps to building the best employee recognition program

    Naomi Simson
    17 May 2015 | 3:00 pm
    I find myself in a fortunate position of regularly being able to speak to audiences about my passions and sense of purpose. And as I shared today with the Chartered Accountants Business Forum, that a considerable part of why I do what I do is about promoting people’s well being at work. I explained about my commitment to great work places and that recognition was a key part of that… For those who did attend the session today I did give you my word that I would publish the 10 steps to building a great recognition program.. (because we did not have time to go through them in detail)…
 
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    Negotiation Insights » To Win the Deal, Add Personal Value to Your Negotiation Strategy | Negotiation Insights

  • To Win the Deal, Add Personal Value to Your Negotiation Strategy

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

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

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

    Mladen Kresic
    6 Jan 2015 | 1:07 pm
    On the eve of his November meeting with feared Russian light heavyweight Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, the New York Times took a fascinating, in-depth look at the 49-year-old who was about to step in the ring against Kovalev: Philadelphia’s Bernard Hopkins. It was a chance to learn about the hard-won wisdom and discipline that had made him not just an expert boxer who could seemingly defy time, but an expert businessman. Boxing is often called the “cruelest sport” for the punishment that boxers absorb in the ring. It’s also financially unforgiving. The…
  • Do You Want to Be Successful? A Better Negotiator? Break These Three Bad Listening Habits

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

  • “What’s The Next Job You Would Like to Have When You Leave Here?”

    Stan Dubin
    23 May 2015 | 4:12 pm
    Reid Hoffman, the Founder of LinkedIn, believes the employer/employee relationship starts off with “a dishonest conversation.”        
  • Give Them An Audition!

    Stan Dubin
    20 May 2015 | 2:10 pm
    One of the biggest challenges we have in hiring new staff is just not being sure what we see is what we’re going to get.        
  • “What If You Win the Lottery?”

    Stan Dubin
    2 May 2015 | 12:50 pm
    If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say, “If I win the lottery, I won’t change a thing about my life!”        
  • Is Passion Overrated?

    Stan Dubin
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Some companies concentrate on hiring people that are passionate about 1) what they do personally and 2) what the company does. Companies like Google or Apple come to mind.        
  • How Can One Possibly Equal Three?

    Stan Dubin
    4 Apr 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Kip Tindell and the Container Store and how they created an enormous success!        
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    redfishmarketing.com.au

  • Fluke Rugby Tops

    Red Fish
    21 May 2015 | 9:37 pm
    Rugby Tops made for Fluke to award to the champion members of their team.     The post Fluke Rugby Tops appeared first on .
  • Zaffero – custom USB Drives

    Red Fish
    21 May 2015 | 9:22 pm
    “Just wanted to feedback to you that our clients are responding really well to the Zaffero branded USB drives with our catalogue pre copied to the drive. A customer today when handed the USB stick said “what a great way to do business, thankyou”. The drives are also going out to interior designers and architects so we’re anticipating some more good feedback.While they are also beautiful, we have had physical catalogues printed which have been twice as expensive per unit and more costly to send. Thanks for your help in making this happen for Zaffero.” – Bobby,…
  • 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

    PromoProducts
    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! The post Stationery Flash Card Kit appeared first on .
  • Reward Your Customers with Promotional Gifts

    PromoProducts
    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 gifts that…
 
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    Angel Services Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)

  • Off-shoring your business process

    admin
    11 May 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Last decade and half has innovated businesses due to reasons like, technology and globalization. This has given birth to new genre of business or better to say an industry, “Business Process Outsourcing”. It is a very simple concept of churning out a business process to an outside organization for better handling. Betterment may come in many ways, reduction in cost, advanced technology, experience or knowledge. Most of the work has moved from west, which includes US, UK, Europe. On the other side India, China, Philippines and countries from eastern Europe has taken up such…
  • Business match making - Route to find a partner

    admin
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:34 am
    In continuation to our previous post where we shared our views on making an ideal partnership for long run, we will now focus on ways to reach international prospective partners. Searching for partners is a typical job. While doing business you meet lot of people who assist you personally and professionally for making you do good. Many of them either become your friends or business partners. When you decide to venture into new region by geography and culture, doing business without any local partner can hinder your territorial growth. Now the question arises how to reach right person at an…
  • Singapore a ‘World Class’ trading centre

    admin
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Singapore got its importance when Britishers made it a centre for trade and was used as a port for trading in India-China and other APAC regions. After a break during Japanese occupation Singapore came back in business offering perfect location as a transit port. Started in 1819, Singapore relied on three major networks: the Chinese network linking Singapore with China, the South East Asian network linking with other APAC countries predominantly Indonesian archipelago and European-Indian ocean network linking to Europe. In 19th century Singapore became a staple port servicing Malay Peninsula,…
  • Filing ITR in India for NRIs

    admin
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Are you Non Resident Indian (NRI)? Do you have income in India? Is your income attracting tax in India? Is there tax deduction at source on income in India? If your answer is “YES” to any one or more of the questions above, then you should file Income Tax Return (ITR) in India. Click here for checking “Why? & How?” NOTE: Filing Income Tax Return in India : Basic requirements You should have Permanent Account Number (PAN)* You should have valid documental proof of personal, income and other facts mentioned in while filing return in India** Return for Previous Year…
  • Building successful international business partnerships

    admin
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Expanding business through business networks is best route for organic growth. Good thing about this kind of growth is that you do not have to change your style of business. Geographies and respective cultures do create segments which are individually responsible for their own growth. Sharing of costs, margins, targets etc. creates a separate profit centre and thus a business unit. However, things are not as easy as they looks and most difficult part is finding a right partner itself. While providing cross country consultancy we have met lot of traders who though doing successful businesses…
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    HBBR

  • Kandi Technologies: Was Last Week's Sell-Off A Buying Opportunity?

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

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    18 May 2015 | 8:27 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on May 18, 2015.By Sarfaraz A. KhanAmid the downturn in the commodities, zinc is a rare bright spot. The prices of the base metal, which is used to protect steel from corrosion, has been rising on the back of speculation as well as improving fundamentals. This was highlighted in my previous article, in which I also mentioned the names of a few zinc miners that should be on investor's radar. Seeking Alpha commentator TMFDeej pointed out that a small-cap company Horsehead Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:ZINC) should be on that list as well, and he's…
  • Triangle Petroleum Delivers Strong Results, But Its Subsidiary Is Losing Steam

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on April 15, 2015By Sarfaraz A. Khan. Research Asst. David RichardsonsTriangle Petroleum (NYSEMKT:TPLM) has recently released its strong fourth quarter results in which the company's total revenues increased by 83.6% from the same quarter last year to $156.9 million. Revenues from its energy services subsidiary RockPile more than doubled to $83.97 million while hydrocarbon sales climbed 27.6% to $63 million thanks to 103.4% increase in production to 14,747 barrels of oil equivalents per day (boepd). This translated into adjusted earnings of…
  • Cloud Peak Energy - The Best House In A Bad Neighborhood

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on April 13, 2015By Sarfaraz A. Khan. Research Asst. Elena KaufmannThe price of thermal coal, which is the single biggest source of energy for power generation, continues to deteriorate on the back of excess supply and soft demand. The benchmark price at Newcastle in Australia, the export hub of the commodity, dropped to its lowest level since May 2007 to around $54 per ton on Friday.The weakness has been driven in large part by the soft demand from China. The Chinese government has been clamping down on coal use for power generation to tackle…
  • Zero Improvement In Crude Prices Is A Scary Thought, But Not For PDC Energy

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:12 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on April 13, 2015By Sarfaraz A. Khan. A number of independent exploration and production companies have rapidly grown over the last few years but following the 50% drop in oil prices since last summer, most have scaled back their operations. On the other hand, PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE) has recently revealed that it will grow its production at a compounded annual growth rate of between 25% and 30% through 2017, even if crude prices hover at $50 a barrel during this period.PDC Energy is an independent oil and gas producer that holds 250…
 
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    The NFPT Blog

  • Exercise of the Week: Bicep Concentration Curl (Straight Bar)

    NFPT Team
    27 May 2015 | 1:37 pm
    Emphasis The primary muscles stressed in this movement are the muscles in the front of your upper arm (biceps brachii – peak). The secondary muscles stressed are muscles in the forearm and the front of your shoulder. Starting Position Grip the bar in the designated position (wrists straight). Squat down until you can rest your elbows just inside and aligned with your knees. Extend your arms down toward the floor with your elbows slightly bent. Keep your back slightly arched and your knees bent. Movement Raise the bar up as high as you can without moving your elbows. Contract your biceps…
  • Happy Memorial Day from NFPT!

    NFPT Team
    25 May 2015 | 10:34 am
    Today should be a time of remembrance of the sacrifices the few have made for the many. Here at NFPT, we’d like to remember and honor all of the servicemen and women who have died serving this country. Amidst the hotdogs and corn-hole games today, make sure and take a minute to think about those who have sacrificed for all of us. Find a mother, a father, a spouse, a sibling or a child of someone who has died serving this country in the military. Thank them and tell them how proud of their loved one you are. Tell them how much you appreciate their sacrifice and what it means to you. And…
  • Training for Health or the ‘Love of the Game’ and HIIT

    David Brancato
    20 May 2015 | 12:39 pm
    The purpose of this article is threefold, (1) to help you recognize the reason that you exercise, whether it is for your health or the love of a sport; (2) the type of exercise for the health enthusiast opposed to the training for the competitor; and, (3) to provide knowledge of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) . As a health professional that has trained kick boxers and a holder of three black belts with the continuance in Ed Parkers’ Kenpo Karate, I have learned that I must distinguish between an individual that wants to achieve better health, confidence and discipline from the…
  • Exercise of the Week: Bicep Preacher Curl (Straight Bar)

    GuestAuthor
    18 May 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Emphasis The primary muscles stressed in this movement are the muscles in the front of your upper arm (mid to upper biceps brachii). The secondary muscles stressed are the muscles in your forearm and the front of your shoulder. Starting Position Sit on a preacher bench with the top of the armrest at mid-chest or slightly lower. Grip the bar in the designated position with your arms extended over the armrest, wrists straight. Rest your upper arms on the armrest with your elbows slightly bent and your wrist straight. Movement Raise the bar up toward your chin until your biceps have reached…
  • Two for the (Healthier) Road

    NFPT Team
    15 May 2015 | 1:34 pm
    The decision to get into better shape is often a highly personal one. But according to the results of a new study, people tend to more successful when starting healthy habits if their partner makes positive changes, too. Anecdotal evidence suggests that having some form of social support network, from friends and co-workers to spotting- and workout partners can be helpful when it comes to adhering to – or at least starting with – an exercise program. Yet, according to a group of researchers in the United Kingdom, no studies had explicitly compared the influence of having a life partner…
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    Custom Toll Free® Blog

  • Custom Toll Free Heads to IRCE (June 2th - 5th)

    Vanity Numbers
    28 May 2015 | 11:25 am
    There is a reason Custom Toll Free attends the “world’s largest eCommerce networking event of the year.” When a company is 100% focused on the success of their clients, this is the kind of event that supports those efforts. We take every measure to stay focused, current, and engaged in new technologies, best selling practices, and marketing. All of these feed into our marketing blog, concierge service, and account management. read more
  • The Top 5 (False) Assumptions About Toll Free Numbers - Do you have one of these?

    Vanity Numbers
    21 May 2015 | 4:42 am
    Trying to successfully market a small business can sometimes seem like a daunting task. The overwhelming presence of the big names in business is sometimes enough to dismay even the most optimistic entrepreneur. However, small businesses can employ a range of guerilla advertising tactics. One such tactic is a toll free number. Toll free numbers are affordable, reliable, and efficient, yet many small businesses don't use them. So why aren't businesses jumping on getting their own custom toll free number? These top five reasons break down some of the false impressions of integrating a…
  • Reach Every Generation with a Toll Free Number

    Vanity Numbers
    14 May 2015 | 6:51 am
    Toll free numbers are simply one of the few cross-generational marketing tools that are still widely used today - not to mention a customer advantage you can offer at a minimal cost to your business. You have an opportunity to boost your brand image while attracting a diverse customer base that knows what it means to make a phone call at no cost. Small businesses can also use toll free numbers internally to truly learn their customers, how to attract them, and really reach their customers to provide them with a personalized service that in turn will result in guaranteed business growth.
  • Don’t Miss Out on Calls with Your Marketing Automation

    Vanity Numbers
    6 May 2015 | 9:35 am
    A solid marketing automation strategy for small businesses should include customer toll free calling—a cost-effective choice that generally yields a high return on investment. Most marketing automation strategies are based on social media and email connections, but you may be missing out on valuable call tracking data that could change the way you are doing business. When you offer toll free numbers for your clients to dial, you can take advantage of call history data that not only helps you forecast sales, but also aids in the growth, development, and the future of your business. How…
  • Free Fit Floors Starts and Thrives with a Toll Free Number [Case Study]

    meganadmin
    30 Apr 2015 | 7:25 am
      Company Overview Company Name: Free Fit Floors – www.FreeFitFloors.com Toll Free Number: 1-800-230-1000 Contact Name: David Reichwein, CEO Location: Pennsylvania Industry: Building Materials   Free Fit Floors is a vertically integrated architectural specialty products company that includes flooring, countertop, and cabinets. We first began the business in 2009, and we got our toll free number when we started the company.   How did you implement your toll free number as a solution? read more
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    The Career Secrets

  • Make Money with PPC Ads

    Hussain
    7 May 2015 | 4:04 am
    Make Money with PPC Ads is the easiest method to make handsome amount online. PPC ads are the services provided for blogs or websites to display adds for generating revenue. The to one is Google adsense, the service provided by Google. If you have a good blog with good traffic, you can earn handsome money from Google adsense. These are the legit ways to make money without any doubt or ambiguity. Try these methods to start your own earning on internet.  
  • Make Money with Writing Jobs

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

    Hussain
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    Make Money with Facebook is the best and fastest way to earn from internet. This money making Video Tutorial consists of great tips and tricks to start earning. Now its up to you how you can implement these steps in your make money model. Remember that patience is the key to success in career building and in internet business.  You are most welcome with positive suggestions and tips if I have missed in this video tutorial. Good Luck
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    Hussain
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:01 am
    Making Money with Adsense without a website is an interesting way to earn some revenue. In this video we have shared some tips and tricks that enable you to make money online without having a blog or website. I hope you like it and share it with your friends on your social networks. Also share your thoughts in comments portion if you have any new suggestion and new money making strategy.  Make Money with Adsense without a Website by videotutorials4u
 
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    HBBR

  • Kandi Technologies: Was Last Week's Sell-Off A Buying Opportunity?

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

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    18 May 2015 | 8:27 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on May 18, 2015.By Sarfaraz A. KhanAmid the downturn in the commodities, zinc is a rare bright spot. The prices of the base metal, which is used to protect steel from corrosion, has been rising on the back of speculation as well as improving fundamentals. This was highlighted in my previous article, in which I also mentioned the names of a few zinc miners that should be on investor's radar. Seeking Alpha commentator TMFDeej pointed out that a small-cap company Horsehead Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:ZINC) should be on that list as well, and he's…
  • Triangle Petroleum Delivers Strong Results, But Its Subsidiary Is Losing Steam

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on April 15, 2015By Sarfaraz A. Khan. Research Asst. David RichardsonsTriangle Petroleum (NYSEMKT:TPLM) has recently released its strong fourth quarter results in which the company's total revenues increased by 83.6% from the same quarter last year to $156.9 million. Revenues from its energy services subsidiary RockPile more than doubled to $83.97 million while hydrocarbon sales climbed 27.6% to $63 million thanks to 103.4% increase in production to 14,747 barrels of oil equivalents per day (boepd). This translated into adjusted earnings of…
  • Cloud Peak Energy - The Best House In A Bad Neighborhood

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on April 13, 2015By Sarfaraz A. Khan. Research Asst. Elena KaufmannThe price of thermal coal, which is the single biggest source of energy for power generation, continues to deteriorate on the back of excess supply and soft demand. The benchmark price at Newcastle in Australia, the export hub of the commodity, dropped to its lowest level since May 2007 to around $54 per ton on Friday.The weakness has been driven in large part by the soft demand from China. The Chinese government has been clamping down on coal use for power generation to tackle…
  • Zero Improvement In Crude Prices Is A Scary Thought, But Not For PDC Energy

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:12 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on April 13, 2015By Sarfaraz A. Khan. A number of independent exploration and production companies have rapidly grown over the last few years but following the 50% drop in oil prices since last summer, most have scaled back their operations. On the other hand, PDC Energy (NASDAQ:PDCE) has recently revealed that it will grow its production at a compounded annual growth rate of between 25% and 30% through 2017, even if crude prices hover at $50 a barrel during this period.PDC Energy is an independent oil and gas producer that holds 250…
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    Smart Business Revolution

  • 087: Ted Prodromou | Your LinkedIn profile sucks (and what to do about it)

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

    John Corcoran
    22 May 2015 | 3:59 pm
      Have you ever noticed how easy it is to miss the big moments in life? You know what I’m talking about. Maybe you had a work trip and you missed your daughter’s first steps. Or you had to work late and you missed your son’s first word. Or you simply couldn’t make it out to celebrate a good friend’s birthday because you’ve been so “stressed” at work… again. Does any of this ring a bell? If so, read on … A few months ago, my 4-year-old son Mason’s preschool teacher took me aside as I was dropping him off at school. “We need drivers for our field trip to release…
  • 086: Thom Singer | How to Launch a New Career

    John Corcoran
    20 May 2015 | 12:26 am
    Thom Singer was faced with an impossible task – he had to teach lawyers to be better at networking. Talk about a thankless assignment. (Trust me. I’m a lawyer. I know.) At the time, he was marketing director for a large law firm. But he didn’t get discouraged, he remained positive and upbeat. Now to make it worse … the lawyers he was teaching were required to sit through his presentation. It was mandatory. And … it gets better: they were not given any continuing education credits for sitting through the presentation. So he was lucky there wasn’t a mutiny. Now I’ll let…
  • Announcing the free 7-Day Start & Grow Your Email List Challenge

    John Corcoran
    18 May 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Don’t you hate it when work gets in the way of a good vacation? Have you ever gone on vacation and had a “work emergency” completely ruin your vacation? That happened to me. A few years ago, I went on a road trip. It was me and my wife and our son in the backseat, who was about one year old at the time. We had a long car ride – about 8 hours – and it was on a weekday. And when you’re a service professional like me, if you’re not working, you’re not making money. So what did I do? I hauled out my laptop. I worked. Here we were, the whole family in the car, our older son in the…
  • 085: Michelle Tillis Lederman | The 11 Laws of Likability

    John Corcoran
    12 May 2015 | 11:02 pm
    Imagine for a second if you could magically make yourself more likeable… Imagine if you had a formula that broke down the elements of how to make more people like you, so that you could literally turn on the charm, even if you feel a little introverted or shy … wouldn’t that be amazing? It would be a huge game changer. Imagine how many more clients you’d land. Imagine how much easier it would be to develop relationships with people who matter to your career. Imagine what it would do for your business. Alright, I’m exaggerating just a bit, but my guest on this episode of the Smart…
 
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    Project Exponential

  • 7 steps to creative inspiration (or, don’t live a boring life)

    Michelle
    28 May 2015 | 2:10 am
    1. Step outside of the familiar. 2. Feel uncomfortable (this is important). 3. Force self into new situation if need be. 4. Release any and all judgements, pretences. 5. Observe: watch movements and responses and reactions; notice your thoughts and behavior patterns; see outcomes as if you’re watching clouds pass in the sky. 6. Return to “old” but now seeing “new.” 7. Repeat often to bring fresh energy into your work, life, relationships.
  • Being human

    Michelle
    19 May 2015 | 2:15 am
    Recently I was rejected. I spent a lot of time crafting the perfect letter, re-writing and re-reading and editing the hell out of my argument to compose a convincing, logical, matter-of-fact and to the point submission. I sent in my proposal confidently. The rejection was prompt, and, of course, it stung. I received a phone call several days later. “You have to explain why YOU want this,” the man instructed, “You have to say why YOU, not anyone else. They didn’t buy it.” I removed too much humanity from my writing, and the panel wasn’t pleased. They…
  • 10 essentials for the modern world

    Michelle
    13 May 2015 | 1:55 am
    1. You have to make time for your goals otherwise they won’t happen. 2. You have to recognize where you’ve come from in order to have the endurance to keep going. 3. You have to have the right team around you to get it all done. 4. You have to strive to do work that speak for itself. Let others do the talking for you. 5. You have to know in your heart the effort you’ve put forth. Ignore the naysayers. 6. You have to prioritize your health and body, for it is the machine you will be using for years to come. 7. You have to take time to rest and be still. Your machine needs…
  • Today’s opportunity

    Michelle
    7 May 2015 | 2:55 am
    Everyone is busy and tired. Even with “nothing” to do, people still find reasons to worry. Stress is a worldwide experience, but our response differs. Consider an interview or an ESL speaking test; everyone is nervous, it’s how you’re able to manage your anxiety to perform. We’re all hurting. Relationships disappoint, jobs are tiresome, families demand. Whether you’re in the top income bracket or the lowest, money is always an issue. You have a choice today, a unique opportunity. It does’t need to involve a fundraiser or a charity or a huge…
  • The magic of community (why dinners work)

    Michelle
    30 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    “Wow! Truly special, wonderful conversations, learned about others, shared a lot, philosophized, laughed, so much fun. I’d love to do it again.” Another positive email from an enchanted dinner attendee. You carry a unique story. When placed in a room with others, a collective energy forms. Add thought-provoking questions, topics that strip away pretense and ego, and humanity and commonalities emerge. Minds are sparked. Hearts are lit on fire. I see the greatest momentum coming from those who recognize it isn’t just them. They recognize we’re in this together; we can…
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    Mission Mode

  • The Hospital Safety Score: An Incident Management Approach to Hospital Safety

    Robert Edson
    19 May 2015 | 8:44 am
    The stats are unsettling. As many as 440,000 people die every year from preventable errors in hospitals. One in 25 patients acquire an infection in the hospital. That’s one of the reasons The Leapfrog Group has established the Hospital Safety Score, a bi-annual assessment of hospital safety that gives consumers an apples-to-apples way of comparing facilities and hospital administrators a framework for improvement. The national nonprofit group’s incident management approach to hospital safety results in a common language to identify issues and to track improvement. What is the Hospital…
  • Lessons Learned from Blue Bell’s Ice Cream Recall

    Jason Zimmerman
    13 May 2015 | 8:39 am
    The moment news broke about the recent listeria outbreak that caused Blue Bell to voluntarily recall all of its products from store shelves, the public’s natural need was for information about the situation—who was in charge, what was being done and the severity of the threat. The company’s comprehensive and proactive action in the face of the biggest crisis of its 108-year history is a model for how to manage crisis communications. Let’s take a look at some of the crisis communication tactics practiced by Blue Bell to find ways... Read More The post Lessons Learned from Blue Bell’s…
  • New Whitepaper Helps Organizations Maximize Crisis Preparedness

    Steve Daukas
    5 May 2015 | 4:06 pm
    Boost Readiness With a 4 T’s Approach Any organization that invests in business continuity and disaster recovery planning wants to ensure that the investment in time and resources results in improved resilience. Unfortunately our Readiness Survey results confirm what many other benchmarking studies have found: Most organizations today are not meeting their business continuity program maturity goals. Download MissionMode’s new whitepaper to better understand the primary obstacles organizations face in achieving business continuity program maturity. The paper explores the issues and…
  • MissionMode Announces Mobile Enhancements for iOS and Android Users

    Jason Zimmerman
    1 May 2015 | 3:54 pm
    CHICAGO, May. 1, 2015 — MissionMode, provider of innovative enterprise software solutions for incident management and mass notification, has launched a new release of MissionMode Mobile, a mobile application that enables anytime, anywhere crisis management. MissionMode Mobile extends the capabilities of the company’s core web-based applications Situation Center™  for simplified incident management and Notification Center™ which provides intelligent emergency notification. MissionMode Mobile includes a variety of unique features that dramatically improves an…
  • Climate Change Drives Up Insurance Claims and Need for Continuity Plans

    Robert Edson
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    Since there is a direct causal relationship between severe weather events and an increase in property and casualty insurance claims, the insurance industry keeps a close eye on the science of climate change. With the combination of high-value property and an increase in severe weather events, studies done by risk management firm Munich RE estimate that North American weather-related losses have quadrupled since 1980 causing more than $500 billion in covered losses between then and 2011. With weather-related losses growing at such an amazing clip, the need for businesses to... Read More The…
 
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    Currency News: UK daily forex news

  • Euro to US Dollar Strengthens on improved economic sentiment

    James Fuller
    28 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Euro to US Dollar Strengthens on improved economic sentiment The Euro advanced by more than 0.35% against the US Dollar after data out of the Eurozone showed that businesses in the single currency bloc grew more optimistic in May. The report also showed that the threat of deflation in the region is easing, good news...
  • GBP/JPY Climbs as Yen Weakness Continues despite Disappointing UK Growth Reading

    Frank Davies
    28 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    GBP/JPY Holds Steady, UK GDP Holds at 0.3 The Pound advanced against the Yen on Thursday, remaining relatively unchanged despite disappointing UK data releases. The second estimate of UK Gross Domestic Product growth was expected to rise slightly from 2.4% to 2.5% on the year in Q1. However, the ecostat remained the...
  • Foreign Currency Exchange Rate Outlook for Pound Sterling EUR USD CHF

    John Cameron
    28 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    This morning’s highlight in the global currency market comes from the UK in the form of the latest quarterly Gross Domestic Product data. A showing of above the expected annualised 2.5% will be required to maintain the post-General Election forward momentum for the POUND STERLING (currency:GBP). Look out for tomorrow morning’s Nationwide...
  • Has British Pound Sterling Euro Exchange Rate Reached Near Term Peak at 1.4173 GBP EUR?

    John Cameron
    27 May 2015 | 10:30 am
    This afternoon’s session has seen the euro (currency:EUR) launch a concerted comeback against the both the Pound Sterling and the US Dollar (currency:USD) as rumours spread across the market regarding a Greek debt deal. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the debt-addled Hellenic nation’s negotiators have reached a ‘staff level...
  • GBP/NZD Softens as ‘Kiwi’ Firms ahead of Important Dairy Announcement

    Admin
    27 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    New Zealand Dollar Advances in Quiet Day for UK Data The ‘Kiwi’ managed to record gains against the Pound ahead of extremely important dairy events and UK data on Thursday. As dairy is New Zealand’s largest commodity, any price changes or developments can cause significant ‘Kiwi’ exchange rate movement. Dairy...
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    Kathryn Welds | Curated Research and Commentary

  • Four Leadership Behaviors Differentiate Top Performing Organizations

    kathrynwelds
    27 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Ralph M. Stogdill Effective leadership is a critical part of organizational health and growth and an important driver of shareholder returns, according to Ohio State’s Ralph M. Stogdill with McKinsey’s Aaron De Smet, Bill Schaninger, with Matthew Smith. Bill Schaninger Consistent with this report, more than 90 percent of CEOs said they plan to increase investment in leadership development because they see it as their single most important human-capital issue, reported McKinsey’s Claudio Feser, Fernanda Mayol, and Ramesh Srinivasan. However, only 43 percent of CEOs reported confidence…
  • Positive Thinking, Mental Contrasting Plus WOOP to Improve Performance

    kathrynwelds
    20 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Gabriele Oettingen Positive thinking without additional evaluation and implementation strategies is wishful thinking that may lead to poor performance, found NYU’s Gabriele Oettingen. She advocates coupling an optimistic outlook with considering obstacles and potential ways to manage them, using a mnemonic WOOP Wish, Outcome Obstacle Plan. Andreas Kappes Visualizing good outcomes without considering potential obstacles and a specific plan to achieve the goal led volunteers to become complacent, she noted. To mitigate reduced motivation triggered by wishful thinking, Oettingen and…
  • Do Women Advance in Careers More Slowly than Men?

    kathrynwelds
    13 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Herminia Ibarra Men received 15% more promotions than women, according to Catalyst’s 2008 Benchmarking Survey, similar numbers of “high potential” women and men  selected for lateral moves to other parts of the business. Nancy M. Carter However, men but not women, received promotions after the career-developing lateral moves. INSEAD’s Hermina Ibarra with Nancy M. Carter and Christine Silva of Catalyst suggested that women were offered these developmental lateral moves in lieu of advancement. Similarly, women seem to receive social accounts – or explanations – as substitutes…
  • Individual Talent Surplus Can Reduce Team Performance 

    kathrynwelds
    6 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Roderick Swaab More talent on a team doesn’t always increase team performance, particularly when team member must coordinate their efforts. In fact, status conflicts based on talent differences can undermine team coordination during hand-offs for interdependent tasks, found INSEAD’s Roderick I. Swaab and Michael Schaerer, with Eric M. Anicich and Adam Galinsky of Columbia and VU University Amsterdam’s Richard Ronay. Michael Schaerer Swaab and colleagues confirmed that most people believe there is a linear relationship between talent and performance:  They expect that more talent…
  • Activate Women’s, Minorities’ Stereotype Threat Reactance to Enhance Performance

    kathrynwelds
    29 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Claude Steele Stereotype threat — activating prevailing but often-inaccurate concepts of a group’s typical behavior — was consistently associated with reduced scores on standardized test performance for women and African Americans in numerous studies by Stanford’s Claude Steele. He found that eliciting “reactance” or resistance to these stereotypes improved women’s and African Americans’ performance more than activating a positive shared stereotype/superordinate identity, such as shared membership in a respected group or organization. Anthony Greenwald Stereotypes…
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    Jeremiah Stanghini

  • The Sunk Cost Trap on TV: Fitzgerald Grant and Olivia Pope

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    21 May 2015 | 5:06 am
    A few months ago on the popular TV series “Scandal,” the fictional President of the United States fell into the sunk cost trap: We have to get Olivia back, not just because I love her, not just because having her out there is a threat to national security. There are soldiers who are never coming home because I tried to get her back. Someone’s father, someone’s husband. I have killed so many mothers’ sons trying to get her back. The flags placed on the coffins where they lay are there because they had the courage to give their lives and I did not have the courage…
  • Is the “Hollywood Model” Really Something New?

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    19 May 2015 | 4:24 am
    There was a great article in the New York Times the other week called: “What Hollywood Can Teach Us About the Future of Work.” The author uses Hollywood to make the case that this is how work is going to be in the near future for everyone (not in Hollywood): This approach to business is sometimes called the “Hollywood model.” A project is identified; a team is assembled; it works together for precisely as long as is needed to complete the task; then the team disbands. This short-­term, project-­based business structure is an alternative to the corporate model, in which…
  • Does Everyone Want to Attend University?

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    18 May 2015 | 4:34 am
    There was an op-ed in the New York Times the other week that detailed some of the economic inequality in the US. It used academic data to discuss how poorly Americans estimate the level of social mobility. It’s certainly worth reading, but I wanted to highlight one section (and study): Studies by another author of this article, the University of Illinois psychologist Michael W. Kraus, and his colleague Jacinth J.X. Tan, to be published in next month’s issue of the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, found a similar pattern: When asked to estimate how many college students…
  • Visualization and Sports: Accounting for Errors in Performance

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    14 May 2015 | 5:02 am
    There was a great article in Pacific Standard magazine last month that I really enjoyed called: “The Game Slowed Down.” It talks a great deal about visualization and sports. In reading through it, I was somewhat amazed at just how mainstream the idea of visualization has become. “Mental rehearsal” isn’t a new idea by any stretch of the imagination, but as I think back to my brief time as an elite athlete, visualization was hardly spoken of and certainly not openly encouraged by coaches or teammates. Lucky for me that it was something my parents taught me, so…
  • Parents: Stop Saying “You’re OK!”

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    13 May 2015 | 4:28 am
    I’ve been a parent for more than a year. There’s so much I could talk about, but today, I want to make a plea to parents (and anyone who interacts with children, for that matter): STOP SAYING YOU’RE OKAY or YOU’RE FINE! Now that the weather’s turned, most of the parents and little ones that have been inside protecting against the harsh winter (at least in Ottawa, that is), are out and about at playgrounds and parks. Naturally, as there are more ‘dangerous’ new things for children to interact with, they’re bound to hurt themselves in some way.
 
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    Zintro Blog

  • “Pharmacovigilance Outsourcing” – THE DO’S AND DON’T’S Presented by Graeme Ladds

    Zintro
    28 May 2015 | 10:51 am
    Zintro Webinar Presented by Graeme Ladds, CEO & Business Development Director, PharSafer Associates Ltd. Presenter’s Note: “Many Pharmaceutical Companies are engaging in the outsourcing of the Pharmacovigilance. In doing so, what are the key drivers and pitfalls in conducting such activities outside of the Company. Who ultimately makes the decision regarding the choice of the outsourcing partner and if it goes wrong, who is to blame? What can be done to avoid making a bad decision as well as ensuring that once the choice has been made that a compliant system is in operation?
  • 3 Productivity Killers for Consultants

    Zintro
    26 May 2015 | 1:33 pm
    One of the top benefits of being a consultant or freelancer is having control over your time. However, unless you know how to manage your time, success can be elusive. Here are five pitfalls to avoid when self-motivation and personal accountability are critical: 1. Procrastination Putting off assignments until the last minute is never a good idea, no matter what your position. But when you don’t have a manager keeping you accountable, it is easy to become a victim to procrastination. You may believe that you create your best work under pressure, but chances are you are sacrificing…
  • Inquiry Roundup-Biotech

    Zintro
    22 May 2015 | 12:45 pm
    Biotechnology Hi, Am looking for experts in Biotechnology for delivering webinars and in person seminars, for US regulations and compliance. Please leave a message if interested. Regards Shikhi View Inquiry Plant Tissue Culture Laboratory I am looking to hire an indian plant tissue culture technician with 10+ years of . Any suggestions? View Inquiry Biotech Quality Assurance In Sacramento JOB TITILE: QA Manager JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: – Direct, advocate for and enable visibility of quality processes. – Ensure accountability within all areas of the business unit (pre-analytical,…
  • Update: Legislation to Appeal Medical Device Tax

    Zintro
    19 May 2015 | 2:13 pm
    In March, we asked Zintro experts their opinion of Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introducing legislation to repeal the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices. The responses were all in favor of repealing the tax. Martin Sklar, an entrepreneur, inventor, consultant and engineer with over 25 years of experience in the medical product industry was quoted as saying, “The medical device tax has had, and continues to have, a direct major negative impact on the medical device industry.” Since that time, the fight to repeal the tax has continued. On Monday, in a letter to Speaker John…
  • Inquiry Roundup- Medical Equipment Industry

    Zintro
    15 May 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Medical Device QA Job Title: QA Manager THIS FULL-TIME JOB POST HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED BY ZINTRO. COMPETITIVE SALARY AND BENEFITS. RELOCATION PROVIDED. ZINTRO WILL PROVIDE A $2000 SUCCESS FEE FOR A SUCCESSFUL REFERRAL CANDIDATE. We are seeking a Quality Assurance Manager who is hands on and has experience with precision machine parts and machining. The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for the development and implementation of the systems that ensure that company products and processes are meeting their goals for quality and improvement, in accordance with the Quality Policy and ISO –…
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    Sensei Marketing

  • The Flip Side of Social Media: Servicing Customer Expectations

    Sam Fiorella
    27 May 2015 | 8:32 am
    Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Quora, LinkedIn….businesses are pushing harder and harder at engaging customers across multiple digital channels and social networks, each experiencing varied levels of success. It’s that success that I wish to discuss today. When asked what is social media success, most will give you the typical soft metrics including follower count, number of re-tweets, and/or number of comments. STOP! Before you click away from this post in fear that it’s another of my tirades about the limitations or inaccuracies of soft metrics in measuring business…
  • Forget Co-Eds and Grumpy Cat, Facebook Is Now a Political Hub

    Sam Fiorella
    25 May 2015 | 3:31 am
    Facebook has come a long way from the day when a handful of horny college boys used it to list and rate female students. Many will argue that despite the network’s continued popularity and evolving advertising and targeting algorithms, it’s done little more to benefit humanity than its original program. Facebook’s evolution continues; toilet-flushing cat lovers have found Pinterest and the selfie-addicted seem to have moved on to Instagram (albeit it not as fast as many of us wish). So what’s next for Facebook? What’s the next big trend among the next generation, among Millennials?
  • Customer Loyalty Does Not Equal Customer Advocacy

    Sam Fiorella
    4 May 2015 | 3:45 am
    “We have very loyal customers; we don’t need a customer advocacy campaign.” I’ve been in a senior sales and/or marketing position for more than 20 years and the one constant mistake I still see and hear is a lack of understanding in the difference between customer loyalty and customer advocacy. Making the distinction is not difficult. Customer loyaltyis earned through consistently positive experiences with the brand’s product, customer service, value for price, etc. The net result is that customers are more likely to look to you first when in need of additional products and/or…
  • Social Media May Not Be Helping Your Business

    Sam Fiorella
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:33 am
    Social media was heralded as the greatest thing to happen to brand marketing since, well, since ever. Consumer-generated advocacy and publicity, direct conversations with customers and advocates, and free advertising through YouTube and other social networking sites were supposed to turn garage-based businesses into mega-conglomerates and save businesses tens of thousands in marketing costs. Yeah, right. Social media has certainly revolutionized the manner in which brands engage their audiences; however, the windfall predicted for businesses has fallen short for most. Viral videos can’t be…
  • Does Your Business Need A Personality to Succeed Online?

    Sam Fiorella
    15 Mar 2015 | 1:01 pm
    A new report by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) highlights the importance of Display Rising Stars ads – a collection of six units that include the Billboard, Filmstrip, and Pushdown – “in giving more personality to the brand.” When I first scanned the report, I expected to see statistics about the increase in traffic driven or the number of leads converted by this new crop of digital advertising technologies. Instead, the big data point was that 65% of survey respondents reported that these ad formats increased the awareness or presence of the brand in their minds.
 
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    Procurement Bulletin Website

  • Made in America: A Case Against the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    Vincent Po
    28 May 2015 | 9:01 am
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  • Amazon Files Patent for Delivery Trucks with 3D Printers

    Vincent Po
    27 May 2015 | 9:01 am
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  • Car Manufacturers Are Turning to Mexico Instead of West Coast Ports

    Vincent Po
    26 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    Image via Flickr by M 93: „Dein Nordrhein-Westfalen” Many car manufacturers are no longer looking to the west coast ports for their supply chain needs. The eight month long labor dispute between the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union at the west coast ports caused serious delays. Car manufacturers faced shortages in their electronics, transmissions, and other parts that they typically ship through the west coast ports. It was a major supply chain nightmare. That’s causing them to look for better shipping alternatives. Honda’s…
  • Fridges of the Future: One-Touch Grocery Shopping

    Vincent Po
    25 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    Image via Flickr by notfrancois Homes just keep getting smarter. You can setup home automation systems to control your thermostat, blinds, outlets, lights, and almost anything else in your home all from the use of a tablet or mobile device. Now, Visa is predicting smarter refrigerators that will let you order groceries from a panel on the front door. That means you won’t even have to go to the grocery store. An executive director from Visa told Business Insider, “Your Fridge will have a payment capability. People are immediately associating [Samsung Pay] with the phone, but…
  • Why Does Wal-Mart Dominate Retail Supply Chain?

    Vincent Po
    21 May 2015 | 9:01 am
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    Business.com Business.com Blog

  • Stepping Back and Putting Brand First: Business.com's Journey to Branding

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

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

    Shayna Marks
    11 Feb 2015 | 3:37 pm
    You know the old adage "the day you stop learning is the day you die"?  We live and work by that ideology here at Business.com, and we're not alone.  As reported in Forbes,  Bersin by Deloitte's 2014 Corporate Learning Factbook analysis of the U.S. training market showed  spending on corporate training grew by 15% last year to over $70 billion. The highest growth rate in over seven years. Why are companies spending time and money investing in employee education? Josh Bersin shared in the Forbes article: "not only do more than 70% of organizations cite 'capability gaps' as one of their top…
  • 2014 in Review: A Year of Change & Innovation at Business.com

    Tony Uphoff
    8 Jan 2015 | 2:00 pm
    At the start of a new year, there is a distinct feeling of both professional and personal optimism, coupled with renewed dedication to our pursuits. We also take time to reflect on what worked and what didn't in the past year, and refine strategies, priorities and goals. To say that Business.com had a pivotal 2014 would be an understatement; we completely rebuilt our business from the ground up with the goal of revolutionizing B2B Media. Our planning led us to several key conclusions in 2014. First, while B2B marketing is a huge market with more than $50B spent annually, it is also highly…
  • Market Expert Program: Putting an Emphasis on the Value of Thought Leadership

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

  • International Mover

    shipping-Experts
    10 May 2015 | 10:25 am
    Neighborhood Parcel Leading International shipping, Moving, Ocean shipping and Document shredding service company in Boston MA Anyone can claim that they are the best International Mover in Massachusetts, Connecticut or California but what make us your ideal mover is the way we cater our service to fit all your household moving needs. The post International Mover appeared first on International Shipping, Moving Service in Boston MA.
  • Notary Service in Massachusetts

    shipping-Experts
    10 Apr 2015 | 4:15 am
    Neighborhood Parcel Leading International shipping, Moving, Ocean shipping and Document shredding service company in Boston MA Lowell, Tewksbury, Chelmsford, Dracut MA area residents and businesses can get their documents notarized by one of our licensed professional notary public to make their life easier. Stop by your nearest Neighborhood Parcel today for Massachusetts notary services that fit your schedule. Your documents will be reviewed and signed in front of our Notary Public then received the appropriate seal and filing. The post Notary Service in Massachusetts appeared first on…
  • Picking Up The Pieces

    shipping-Experts
    10 Apr 2015 | 3:33 am
    Neighborhood Parcel Leading International shipping, Moving, Ocean shipping and Document shredding service company in Boston MA International Moving doesn't have to cost you a fortune if you hire the right company. Neighborhood Parcel has decades of experience in helping area residents with local or long distance moves. We offer services in packing, storage, and delivery anywhere in the world. Our experienced crew is trained to help you pack up your place quickly and carefully, and you will be offered all the necessary moving supplies. Your packages will arrive safely to their destinations and…
  • 5 Worst Countries To Ship To

    shipping-Experts
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:48 am
    Neighborhood Parcel Leading International shipping, Moving, Ocean shipping and Document shredding service company in Boston MA Neighborhood Parcel came up with top 5 worst international destinations to ship to. The list was compiled based on actual consumer experience and survey of local clients that ship to these destinations on regular basis. The International shipping difficulties came in variety of ways from having unclear import tax policies, delayed clearance process, heavy bureaucracy and local corruption. The post 5 Worst Countries To Ship To appeared first on International Shipping,…
  • 5 Mistakes Your Should Avoid in International Shipping

    shipping-Experts
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Neighborhood Parcel Leading International shipping, Moving, Ocean shipping and Document shredding service company in Boston MA When you need to ship overseas, navigating the many variables that determine how you get your package delivered on time and on budget can be a challenge. DHL, FedEx and UPS offer time sensitive international shipping service, and these companies are able to ship to over 220 world destinations within 48 hours. Certainly, sending parcels to distant locations will cost a fair amount of money. You or your company can meet shipping deadlines and save some money by avoiding…
 
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    The Project Plan Blog

  • Promote Your PM Skills on LinkedIn

    Jason
    4 May 2015 | 7:15 am
    Are you on LinkedIn? As a career tool it is a fantastic resource. If you want to build your reputation online then promoting your project management skills on LinkedIn is the way to do it! You might not know that LinkedIn is also a collaboration tool as it includes many groups where you can discuss project issues with experts.Whether you want to compare project management software products and are reaching out to others for reviews trying to find a perfect template or simply want to set up an online profile so employers can find you more easily then consider LinkedIn as the answer to your…
  • 5 Reasons To Stay in Your PM Job

    Jason
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Feel like leaving? Weve all had days like that when your sponsor doesnt return calls and you need a critical decision made now your team misses a milestone Finance are on the phone asking why your project budget is overspent this month You feel like going home pouring a large glass of wine and browsing the job adverts on your laptop. Maybe project management isnt for you and a nice job in another sector would be more suited to your talents. Lets see whats available out thereBut wait just a moment!Project management is a great career choice. Give me until the end of this article and Ill see if…
  • 7 Tricks For Managing Your Time

    Jason
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
    I am not someone to leave things to the last minute but I have lost count of the amount of times that by the end of the week I still havent made it through my task list. Its not that I procrastinate (much!) but its hard to get everything done. The main problem I have is that I plan my time fully and then when extra tasks come along its impossible to fit it all in. I still try though!At least I understand where I am going wrong and each week I do try to plan with a bit more flexibility so that I have some slack in the system for those urgent unforeseen tasks. Thats one trick that Ive learned…
  • 5 More Reasons Why Projects Fail

    Jason
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    My project is being closed down a disappointed colleague told me the other day. She was working on something confidential and I didnt know anything about it. While she still couldnt share the details I could tell she was very upset at the team being disbanded and all their work to date being mothballed.Unfortunately this happens a lot. There are plenty of reasons why projects stop before they are scheduled to or fail in another way. As project managers we simply have to accept that this is a risk we take when it comes to working on a project. However some of the reasons why projects fail are…
  • 10 Considerations For Choosing A Project Management Tool

    Jason
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    More and more project managers are getting involved with selecting project management software tools. This makes a lot of sense after all project managers are the people who will be using the product on a day-to-day basis so its good to involve them in the choice. They will also have strong views about what the software should do and how it can help them manage their projects.If you are asked to get involved in choosing new software for the team what should you be looking out for? Below I share my top 10 considerations for project management tools. They arent in order of importance as whats…
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina business and technology news

  • Tiger Eye Sensor Wins NCTA 2015 State of Technology Startup Showcase Competition

    David Menzies
    28 May 2015 | 2:52 am
    DURHAM, N.C. -- Tiger Eye Sensor, Inc., the leader in the hands-free, wearable, personal security device market, recently won the Startup Showcase competition at the 2015 State of Technology conference hosted by the North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA). Tiger Eye was one of six NC-based finalists selected out of dozens of applicants looking to pitch an audience of 500+ business and technology leaders at the event, winning recognition and prizes from sponsors as well as the eye of potential investors and strategic partners for the company’s Tiger Eye Security Sensor (TESS).“Unlike…
  • Technological Advances in Identity, Security Focus of Integrated Biometrics Event Participation

    David Menzies
    28 May 2015 | 2:51 am
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Integrated Biometrics (IntegratedBiometrics.com), developer of the world’s smallest and lightest FBI-compliant fingerprint scanners, is continuing to share best practices in enrollment and verification technology by participating in several important events here in the U.S. as well as overseas. The company is sending staff to ID3Africa in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania June 2-4; the Biometrics Institute Asia-Pacific Conference in Sydney, Australia May 27-28; and the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) Biometrics Community of Interest meeting May 27…
  • CloudPay Opens New Office in U.K.

    David Menzies
    26 May 2015 | 2:56 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. & LONDON, U.K. -- CloudPay, the world's only cloud-based platform for integrated global payroll and payments, today announced the opening of its new United Kingdom office, located in Andover, Hampshire. "At CloudPay, our core company values are to be attentive to customer care, remain responsive to market needs and to be pioneering and innovative," said Andrew Pearson, CEO of CloudPay. "As we continue our growth trajectory, and more multi-national organizations recognize the strength of our advanced technology and industry-leading global payroll expertise, we saw the need to…
  • Shurtape® on a Mission to Educate for Success

    David Menzies
    26 May 2015 | 2:55 am
    HICKORY, N.C. -- A quality education can provide a leg-up when entering the skilled trades workforce, but the costs related to that education can be high. That's why Shurtape Technologies, LLC, a leading producer of pressure-sensitive tapes, including HVAC tapes, is on a mission to educate for success. The company, through its Shurtape® Mission: HVAC, Educating for Success program, is following three students as they navigate through a trade program in pursuit of futures in the HVAC field. Each month, these students are challenged with a themed mission that tests their classroom learnings,…
  • Tergus CEO to Speak at 6th Dermatological Product Development Workshop

    David Menzies
    26 May 2015 | 2:54 am
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Tergus (www.terguspharma.com), the industry leader in topical pharmaceutical development, skin biology & IVRT testing and Phase I - III cGMP clinical supply manufacturing, is excited to announce that CEO and co‐founder Vijendra Nalamothu is speaking at the 6th Dermatological Product Development Workshop in London, UK. He is also acting as a member of the steering committee for the event. The Association for Applied Human Pharmacology (AGAH) is hosting the workshop and is a scientific medical non‐profit organization whose members work in the field of…
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    Newsfile Corp News Releases

  • Morgan Resources Corp. Announces Private Placement

    28 May 2015 | 1:27 pm
    Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - May 28, 2015) - Morgan Resources Corp. (TSXV: MOR) ("Morgan Resources" or the "Company") announces the Company has closed a non-brokered private placement through the issuance of 600,000 units at a price of $0.15 per unit for gross proceeds of $90,000. Each unit consists of one common share and one common share purchase warrant. Each warrant entitles the holder to purchase one common share at a price of $0.25 per share until May 29, 2017. The Financing is subject to final approval from the TSX Venture Exchange. All common shares issued will be subject to a…
  • SEC Charges Two Stock Promoters With Conducting Market Manipulation Schemes

    28 May 2015 | 11:14 am
    Washington D.C.--(Newsfile Corp. - May 28, 2015) - The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a pair of penny stock promoters in Canada with manipulating two microcap stocks to create the false appearance of market interest.The SEC alleges that Mike Taxon and Itamar Cohen distributed promotional mailings of glossy “newsletters” with fake publication names like “Stock Trend Report” and “Global Investor Watch” in order to tout the stocks of purported gold and silver exploration company Raven Gold Corporation (RVNG) and natural gas production company…
  • IIROC Trade Halt - Anthem United Inc.

    28 May 2015 | 9:38 am
    Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - May 28, 2015) - The following issues have been halted by IIROC: Company:  Anthem United Inc. TSX-V Symbol: AFY Reason: At the Request of the Company Pending News Halt Time (ET) 12:34     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…
  • SEC Names Andrew J. Donohue as Chief of Staff

    28 May 2015 | 9:32 am
    Washington D.C.--(Newsfile Corp. - May 28, 2015) - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Andrew J. “Buddy” Donohue has been named the agency’s chief of staff.  Mr. Donohue will replace Lona Nallengara who will leave the agency in June.As chief of staff, Mr. Donohue will be a senior adviser to the Chair on all policy, management, and regulatory issues.“I am thrilled that Buddy will be returning to the SEC to provide his extensive knowledge and expertise to the agency,” said SEC Chair Mary Jo White.  “Buddy is a seasoned…
  • SEC Announces Charges Against Compliance Director Accused of Defrauding Investors and Stealing Brokerage Firm Assets

    28 May 2015 | 9:24 am
    Washington D.C.--(Newsfile Corp. - May 28, 2015) - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against a Long Island man accused of fleecing investors and stealing money from a brokerage firm where he worked as the director of compliance.The SEC’s Enforcement Division alleges that William Quigley was involved in a scheme to solicit investors to buy stock in well-known companies or supposed start-ups on the verge of going public, but the securities were never actually purchased for them.  Instead, after investors wired their funds to bank and brokerage…
 
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    HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing

  • Spying On Competitor Targeting To Determine Their Facebook Marketing Strategy

    Kyler Patterson
    27 May 2015 | 6:52 am
    The post Spying On Competitor Targeting To Determine Their Facebook Marketing Strategy appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. If you’re advertising on Facebook, you’ve probably hit a road block at least once when it comes to targeting. You can play with audience insights all day long, but sometimes you just can’t locate that exact sweet spot that would be best for your specific business. So, why not use what your competitors are using? Whatever niche you’re in, you’ve probably done your research. You’ve visited some of the top sites in the game,…
  • How To Sell A Website

    Luke McCormack
    21 May 2015 | 10:20 am
    The post How To Sell A Website appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Do you own a website with stable traffic and revenue, but have grown tired of maintaining it, don’t know how to take it to the next level, or you could simply use some extra cash? If you answered yes, you might want to consider selling your website. Website flipping, as it is affectionately termed, is a quickly growing industry that allows owners of websites and web businesses to easily liquidate their online assets. With over 600,000 users and upwards of $140,000,000 in transactions processed to date, Flippa…
  • Are You Creating Deep Connections With Your Customers?

    Kevin Wood
    20 May 2015 | 11:05 am
    The post Are You Creating Deep Connections With Your Customers? appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Are there any brands you love so deeply you wouldn’t know what to do if they suddenly vanished? This could be your favorite brand of coffee, the type of computer your use, or even something as simple as the style of pen you love to write with. The examples are endless and I bet there are lot of companies you maintain a nonsensical love for. The reason this connection exists is because you feel supported and loved, you feel like this company speaks for you and gets you in some…
  • Rebootless Venom Vulnerability Patch

    Sean Valant
    14 May 2015 | 10:56 am
    The post Rebootless Venom Vulnerability Patch appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Unfortunately, it seems like new exploits are appearing more and more often these days. The most recent exploit to make headlines is known as CVE-2015-3456, aka “Venom.” Ultimately this exploit, much like many before it, can allow a malicious individual to gain root privileges on a server. However, we are not posting this blog to expound on this latest exploit, rather our security experts have developed a procedure to effectively patch this vulnerability without necessitating a reboot.
  • 5 Steps to Creating a Blog that Can Change Your Life

    Zac Johnson
    14 May 2015 | 9:47 am
    The post 5 Steps to Creating a Blog that Can Change Your Life appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. It’s a bold statement… but it’s true! A blog really can change your life for the better. It doesn’t matter if you are working a regular 9-5 job, currently in school or even an entrepreneur or have your own multi-million dollar business — blogs are amazing and they can do wonders for yourself and your brand. Before I tell you how you can use a blog to “change your life”, it would only make sense for me to first tell you about how a blog did…
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    Find Sales Talent Canada

  • “On” Boarding Sales Talent

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

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

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

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

  • Evolution Book Shelf: “From Rags to Restaurants”

    Brendan Anderson
    27 May 2015 | 12:57 pm
    I do not “read” many books these days, as I prefer to listen while I exercise, but as I was packing up for my family’s spring break this year, I knew that I would have some beach time so I threw Misty Young’s book, From Rags to Restaurants, in my suitcase. It was a great decision! My copy of the physical book now has 11 dog-eared pages and 114 hand written notes. PASSION FOR POSSIBILITIES For anyone that has not chased their dreams because the world dealt you a bad hand, read this book. For anyone that doubts the power of faith, focus and persistence, read this book. For anyone that…
  • Small Business Communication: When Sales & Marketing Requires In-Person Contact

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    22 May 2015 | 3:39 am
    Once the Internet was introduced to the public in the early 1990’s, it quickly moved into its current position as the go-to source for companies searching out new ways to reach and retain customers. Prior to this, traditional advertising was the king, with local and national organizations fighting for space on billboards, newspapers, magazines and radio stations to lure consumers into purchasing a product or service. And while traditional advertising hasn’t gone away by any means, it has seen a significant decline thanks to the simplicity of emailing newsletters, creating social media…
  • Evolution’s Entrepreneurs: Accurate Group

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    13 May 2015 | 1:35 pm
    We have partnered with extraordinary entrepreneurs and management teams over the past ten years, and it is through their vision, leadership and hard work that Evolution attributes its success. One of the phenomenal companies with whom we have had the honor to partner is the Accurate Group. Establishing a partnership in 2009, under the guidance of President and CEO Paul Doman’s vision, the Accurate Group grew revenue by $49 million, profits by $7.0M and added 110 new employees over a four year period. With a a well-established foundation in place, the management team built a tremendous…
  • Time Crunch: Making Small Business Best Practices a Priority

    Brendan Anderson
    8 May 2015 | 7:58 am
    Being an entrepreneur is undoubtedly one of the hardest things anyone can undertake. It certainly isn’t for the faint of heart. It can mean long hours, overwhelming financial and organizational stresses, and a ride upon the proverbial leadership rollercoaster. Yet, as you probably already know, it can also be extremely rewarding. Not only does being an entrepreneur begin to round out your skills as a leader and business person, it frequently expands the vision that initially put you on the road to small business ownership; with effort, of course. The effort we’d like to address today is…
  • 5 Steps to Business Meeting Mastery

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    1 May 2015 | 8:01 am
    As a business owner, you’ve likely come to recognize how easily mistakes can be made during every stage of your organization’s growth. It doesn’t matter if you’re a startup or a Fortune 500 company, each step towards success presents its own unique set of challenges and pitfalls. Yet, with every move forward, you begin to recognize how much you’ve grown as an entrepreneur, and also how well you’ve mastered key aspects of your daily business acumen. Surprisingly, one of the toughest skills to develop is the company or client business meeting. It’s often the bane of small business…
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    Easy Offices - Blog

  • Serviced Offices: Top Ten Tips You Need To Know – Part 2

    Blogger
    27 May 2015 | 10:11 am
    IT and Telecoms The internet and emails are the lifeblood of most companies and it is important to consider your business usage when looking at serviced offices. There are often standard packages available for both IT and telecoms however most requirements can be met.  For example for a heavily IT based company, large bandwidth pipes can be sectioned off to provide the service needed. For serviced offices your telephone and internet rental are often not part of your monthly agreement, there are however all inclusive deals which are worth asking about. For all inclusive deals be aware that…
  • What Questions To Ask When Viewing a Serviced Office? – Part 2

    Blogger
    27 May 2015 | 10:10 am
    Amenities Location, location, location is paramount!  The ideal office space would be somewhere that is close enough for your customers, suppliers and equally important your employees to get to. But often it can be very difficult to meet the needs of everyone. You will need to take into consideration how you can accommodate longer distances for any of these groups of people.  For example if you are moving office, is there a possibility that your employees can have remote access if they require it?  Other questions that will help pinpoint location are whether you require any warehouse space…
  • Serviced Offices: Top Ten Tips You Need To Know – Part 1

    Blogger
    27 May 2015 | 9:58 am
    Location, Location, Location Location is everything when it comes to choosing your ideal office space.  You may have fallen in love with an office that is in the middle of nowhere but if your clients, employees and suppliers have problems locating you then unfortunately your business will not survive for very long.  Your office broker will work closely with you, understanding your business to find the ideal location. When choosing the location it helps if you can be specific as it will provide support with the search process.  If you can specify a postcode or an area of a city then it will…
  • What Questions To Ask When Viewing a Serviced Office? – Part 1

    Blogger
    27 May 2015 | 9:58 am
    Support Once you have found an office that is within your budget, the first stage is to visit the property as this is your opportunity to see whether the space works for your needs and requirements and is also an opportunity to meet the support staff available to you. Many properties have a sales representative on hand to show you around and although this is great and they can answer many of your questions, once the contract has commenced this person will not be your first point of call. It is highly recommended that you get put in contact and meet with someone who will be your day to day…
  • Offices within a Very Desirable Location

    Blogger
    27 May 2015 | 9:39 am
    Unbranded offices with unrivaled service from the onsite team who provide reception services, personalised call answering and mail handling. Serviced Offices in Mayfair The office space retains many original features while at the same time combining state of the art broadband, telephone systems and air conditioning throughout. Close to Green Park & Bond Street tube stations and benefitting from views of the glorious Berkeley Square Gardens from the offices, this is a fantastic location to run your business from. If you would like more information about this fantastic serviced office in…
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    BusinessTips.com

  • How to Quilt Together a Thriving, Vibrant Community

    Brian Null
    29 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    I’ve seen many communities, but the one that I want to share with you has been revived by a small business working with SBA community partners.  This business embodies the following statement in President Obama’s Proclamation of National Small Business Week:  “Our Small businesses represent what is best about our Nation—the idea that with determination and responsibility, anyone can build a better life for themselves and their loves ones.” Two siblings, Alan Doan and Sarah (Doan) Galbraith, won the 2015 National Small Business Persons of the Year honors last week at the White…
  • Appreciating Mahatma Gandhi and Teaching Leadership

    Brian Null
    27 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    “I’m glad to reveal a picture of my own grandfather, who was not only a true Gandhian, but Chief Minister of Gujarat and five a time Member of Indian Parliament, Shri Ghanshyambhai Oza. Here is he with Gandhi on a train station in Gujarat. This picture was taken somewhere in the 1930’s. The man in a black hat with raised hand in front of Gandhi is my beloved grandfather.” I have an overwhelming appreciation of Mahatma Gandhi’s leadership and immense contribution to India’s struggle for freedom. Through referencing Gandhi’s efforts, I teach leadership basics to the ISM/OmniMD…
  • 8 Steps for a Successful Job Search

    Brian Null
    26 May 2015 | 1:09 pm
    I often use driving a car to illustrate the job search process with candidates.  Let’s imagine your career is a coast to coast road trip.  There are many stops along the way; some occasional side roads, hills to climb, valleys to navigate and even some bad weather here and there.  Are you following me?  Fun, huh? Sometimes your job search is like navigating downtown Chicago – full of unexpected surprises and no real sense of direction.  It’s important to stay focused on the road and not get distracted – otherwise you’ll miss your exit, or worse, crash! Much like the moves you…
  • Engaging Older Adults with Modern Technology

    Brian Null
    26 May 2015 | 12:46 pm
    When it comes to owning and managing your business, bringing in as much revenue as possible is important. Bettering the lives of your customers may also motivate you. The truth is you cannot do either of these things without connecting with current and prospective clients. The world has changed a lot over the past few years, and every day more and more businesses are learning that it is hard to survive without a strong online presence. When part or all of your target audience consists of seniors, using modern technology may seem difficult, but if you learn how to reach this audience with the…
  • Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

    Brian Null
    26 May 2015 | 5:16 am
    Life is all about being able to adapt and grow. The same is true in business. We must constantly be able to learn new things in order to remain relevant and useful to our clients. Changes in technology, communication platforms, and even business practices are inevitable, but there are some lessons we learned long ago that will always be applicable to life and business. These are learned as soon as we learn to read and interact with people other than our parents. These are lessons learned in kindergarten. Robert Fulghum said it right when he said all he needed to know he learned in…
 
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    Winnipeg Hockey Talk

  • Anthony Beauvillier: 2015 NHL Top Prospect

    Mitch Kasprick
    28 May 2015 | 10:45 am
    Anthony Beauvillier —  Winnipeg Hockey Talk’s evaluations of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft top prospects continue today with our featured prospect Anthony Beauvillier League:  QMJHL     Team: Shawinigan Cataractes Position:  C/LW     Shoots:  Left DOB:  Jun. 8, 1997     Birthplace:  Sorel, Quebec Height: 5’10     Weight:  175 2014-15 QMJHL Stats: Regular season Games: 67   G: 42   A: 52  Pts: 94  PIM: 72   Plus/Minus: +16 2014-15 QMJHL Stats:  Playoffs  Games: 7  G: 2   A: 5  Pts: 7  PIM: 14   Plus/Minus: +1 Anthony Beauvillier played this…
  • Winnipeg Jets, Manitoba Moose and NHL News

    Mitch Kasprick
    28 May 2015 | 5:23 am
    Auston Matthews to play next season in Europe U.S. phenom Auston Matthews is expected  … ☛ ☛ Read more Top 15 NHL unrestricted free agents of 2015 As the stock of contract-year players rises … ☛ ☛ Read more Ducks take 3-2 lead on Blackhawks with OT win Chicago rallied from two down, but Matt Beleskey … ☛ ☛ Read more Rockets rebound, rout Oceanic at Memorial Cup Nick Merkley, Gage Quinney and Leon Draisaitl  … ☛ ☛  Read more How Victor Hedman became the Lightning’s engine Growing up in the hockey factory of Ornskoldsvik, Sweden ……
  • Memorial Cup: Oshawa Punches Ticket to Final

    George Bain
    27 May 2015 | 7:45 am
    Oshawa shuts down Kelowna 2 – 1 at the Memorial Cup – The Kelowna Rockets found out what happened to Connor McDavid and the Erie Otters when they faced the Oshawa Generals last night in Memorial Cup action. For the most part of two periods, they were at the mercy of the suffocating style of play the Generals employ. The Generals seemed to be in control going late into the second period with goals from Cole Cassels (drafted by Vancouver) and Tobias Lindberg (drafted by Ottawa).  In the last three minutes of the second period, Kelowna finally broke through with Gage Quinney finally…
  • Dylan Strome: 2015 NHL Top Prospect

    Mitch Kasprick
    26 May 2015 | 5:57 am
    Dylan Strome –  Winnipeg Hockey Talk’s evaluations of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft top prospects continue today with our featured prospect Dylan Strome.  League:  OHL     Team: Erie Otters  Position:  C     Shoots:  Left DOB:  Mar. 7, 1997     Birthplace:  Mississauga, Ontario Height: 6’3     Weight:  190 2014-15 OHL Stats: Regular season Games: 68   G: 45   A: 84  Pts: 129  PIM: 32   Plus/Minus: +47 2014-15 OHL Stats:  Playoffs  Games: 19  G: 10   A: 12  Pts: 22  PIM: 12   Plus/Minus: +2 Dylan Strome played this past season in the OHL…
  • Random Thoughts On The Winnipeg Jets: May 25

    Mitch Kasprick
    25 May 2015 | 7:37 am
    Things about the Winnipeg Jets and the NHL that crossed my mind over the weekend — Some random facts and a few thoughts from this past week about the Winnipeg Jets, the National Hockey League and the Memorial Cup. 1.  Lots of Alexander Burmistrov talk in Winnipeg this past week. 2.  Nice signing by the Toronto Maple Leafs getting Mike Babcock.   3.  I wonder when the last time “King Henrik”  gave up six goals in a hockey game?      4.  Winnipeg Jets prospect Jan Kostalek and his Rimouski Oceanic have punched their ticket to the 2015 Memorial Cup.      5.  You…
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    Arizona Hockey Talk

  • Ivan Provorov: 2015 NHL Top Prospect

    Mitch Kasprick
    18 May 2015 | 6:11 pm
    Ivan Provorov —  Arizona Hockey Talk’s evaluations of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft top prospects continue today with our featured prospectIvan Provorov. League:  WHL     Team:  Brandon Wheat Kings  Position:  D     Shoots:  Left DOB:  Jan. 13, 1997     Birthplace:  Yaroslav, Russia Height: 6’1     Weight:  205 2014-15 WHL Stats: Regular season Games: 60   G: 15   A: 46  Pts: 61  PIM: 42   Plus/Minus: +36 2014-15 WJHC Stats: Games: 7   G: 0   A: 1  Pts:  1  PIM: 0   Plus/Minus: +2 2014-15 WHL Stats:  Playoffs  Games: 19  G: 2…
  • Random Thoughts On The Arizona Coyotes: May 18

    Mitch Kasprick
    18 May 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Things about the Arizona Coyotes and the NHL  that crossed my mind this past week – Some random facts and a few thoughts from this past week about the National Hockey League and our Arizona Coyotes. 1.  Congrats to Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith on back-stopping Team Canada to a GOLD MEDAL at the 2015 IIHF World Hockey Championships.   2.  Congrats to Team USA on winning the BRONZE MEDAL at the 2015 IIHF Men’s World Championships.    3.  The two Conference Finals are finally underway in the NHL.  I don’t know what the hold-up was but I’m not impressed.   4.
  • Mitch Marner: 2015 NHL Top Prospect

    Mitch Kasprick
    29 Apr 2015 | 12:38 pm
    Mitch Marner — Arizona Hockey Talk’s evaluations of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft top prospects continue today with our featured prospectMitch Marner  League:  OHL     Team:  London Knights Position:  CRW       Shoots:  Right DOB:  May 5, 1997     Birthplace:  Markham, Ontario Height: 5’11     Weight:  165 Regular season: 2014-15  OHL —  Games: 63   G: 44   A: 82  Pts: 126  PIM: 53   Plus/Minus: +36 Playoffs: 2014-15  OHL —  Games: 7   G: 9   A: 7  Pts:  16  PIM: 8   Plus/Minus: +6  Mitch Marner played this past season…
  • Random Thoughts On The Arizona Coyotes: Apr. 27

    Mitch Kasprick
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:55 am
    Things about the Arizona Coyotes and the NHL  that crossed my mind this past week – Some random facts and a few thoughts from this past week about the National Hockey League and our Arizona Coyotes. 1.  The 2015 IIHF  World Hockey Championships start May 1 in the Czech Republic and the Arizona Coyotes should have seven players participating.    2.  Did you know that the final hockey seedings for the Olympic games are based on the results of previous IIHF World Hockey Championships.     3.  Should the Arizona Coyotes tap the London Knights pipeline again and draft 18 year old…
  • Timo Meier: 2015 NHL Top Prospect

    Mitch Kasprick
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:17 pm
    Timo Meier – Arizona Hockey Talk’s evaluations of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft top prospects continue today with our featured prospectTimo Meier  League:  QMJHL     Team:  Halifax Mooseheads Position:  LWRW       Shoots:  Left DOB:  Oct. 8, 1996     Birthplace:  St. Gallen, Switzerland  Height: 6’1     Weight:  210 Regular season: 2014-15  OHL —  Games: 61   G: 44   A: 46  Pts: 90  PIM: 59   Plus/Minus: +20 Playoffs: 2014-15  OHL —  Games: 14   G: 10   A: 11  Pts:  21  PIM: 18   Plus/Minus: +1  Timo Meier played this…
 
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    BelieveBelong

  • Diners Club Local Guide to London

    Diners Club International
    28 May 2015 | 1:31 pm
    There are just a few days left until we travel to London for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 Awards. A 21st century city with a history stretching back to Roman times, London is an amazing cosmopolitan city. With a multitude of spoken languages and a global cuisine, there’s something intriguing to experience at every turn.... Read more »
  • 7 Top Foodie Spots in Chicago

    Diners Club International
    18 May 2015 | 12:54 pm
    From meatpacking mogul to Alinea (No. 9 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 list – and on this prestigious list for 8 years in a row), Chicago runs the gamut from fast-food mecca to world-class dining destination, with a bit of everything in between. Next time you’re in the Windy City, check out these fabulous... Read more »
  • Celebrating Chef Daniel Boulud’s Lifetime Achievement Award

    Eduardo Tobon
    13 May 2015 | 8:40 am
    We are honored to celebrate award-winning chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud, named the winner of the The Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award for The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015. This year marks the 10th anniversary of this prestigious award that celebrates the extraordinary achievements of chefs from around the globe, so it’s especially poignant that... Read more »
  • 3 Foodie Cities to Add to Your Bucketlist

    Diners Club International
    11 May 2015 | 7:56 am
    “One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating,” Luciano Pavarotti once said. If you find yourself nodding in agreement, eating well is clearly a top priority for you. Part of the thrill of traveling comes from the... Read more »
  • 8 Stunning Locations for Travelers to Celebrate Earth Day

    Diners Club International
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:22 pm
    In honor of Earth Day this week, we’ve compiled a list of eight picturesque locations on Earth. We hope that this guide inspires you to plan ahead for an exciting trip. Meanwhile, take the opportunity to delight in your natural surroundings. Go for a walk in a nature preserve or on a picnic with your... Read more »
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    Alliance Business Coach

  • What is a strategic alliance for you?

    Peter Simoons
    25 May 2015 | 7:27 am
    Thank you for all your heartwarming and caring responses to last week’s post and newsletter, where I shared the personal story of my daughter Anne Sophie. In response to my newsletter I received many personal notes and the same article on my website made the traffic there quadruple! Anne Sophie is recovering well and is getting stronger by the day. Now back to strategic alliances! Some food for thought: What is a strategic alliance for you? What is a strategic alliance for your partner? Do you ever experience a misunderstanding with a potential partner about expectations for the potential…
  • Do you know Angelina Jolie?

    Peter Simoons
    17 May 2015 | 10:07 pm
    Of course you know Angelina Jolie, Well, maybe not personally, but you will have heard of her. She is not only the famous actress that is married to Brad Pitt, but there is something more to Angelina. Two years ago Angelina wrote in the New York Times about her decision to have a preventive double mastectomy due to the fact that she is carrying a faulty gene that exponentially increases her risk of developing breast cancer. The past week the life of our family reached a climax in the light of that same gene: the BRCA1 gene. About 18 years ago the descendants of my grandfather were part of a…
  • What is an alliance manager?

    Peter Simoons
    9 May 2015 | 12:56 pm
    How important is the conductor for an orchestra to play in tune? How essential is the oil to run an engine? How crucial is the role of a bus driver for the schedule of the bus route? Those are all questions with an obvious answer, aren’t they? There is a similar question around alliance management: How important is an alliance manager for the success of an alliance? Yes indeed, it is another very obvious question. Still many people and companies overlook the essence of this role. Let’s make the comparison: An alliance manager is like the bus driver who makes sure the alliance arrives on…
  • CBP-57: The Challenger Sale, with Eric Moss

    Peter Simoons
    6 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Eric Moss is an Alliance and Partner professional with a specialty in solution development and Go-to-Market (GTM) relationships between technology firms and Systems Integrators (SI’s). Based in the San Francisco Bay area Eric has worked in his career with many of the leading technology firms. His specialty shows clearly in our conversation. I was triggered by a post on LinkedIn, written by Eric, about the Challenger Sale for partners. At that time I had just read the book “The Challenger Sale” myself and I had seen the comparison between the successful sales professionals of the…
  • Remember to look back

    Peter Simoons
    3 May 2015 | 2:53 am
    When you step out of the train in St Jean-Pied-de-Port you will meet an impressive sight of mountain peaks around you. You are at the foot of the Pyrenees and walking the Camino to Santiago de Compostela from here means you will have to cross these mountains on your first day out. On the evening before I set off on my own Camino, one of the hospitaleros in the Auberge in St Jean-Pied-de-Port advised me to remember to look back, many of the most beautiful views are behind you. Those mountain peaks are attractive when you start the day of walking. Halfway the day however the feeling starts to…
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    Linear to Circular

  • Are you killing opportunities out of fear?

    Chris Oestereich
    23 May 2015 | 7:49 am
    Flickr/Joe Thorn Seth Godin has a great post up this morning in which he asks whether leaders aren’t stifling opportunities out of fear.  He starts out by asking if we really want to get better, or if we’re too afraid of the effects change might bring. Better means change and change means risk and risk … Continue reading Are you killing opportunities out of fear? The post Are you killing opportunities out of fear? appeared first on Linear to Circular.
  • Uber, You Can’t Buy a Social License

    Chris Oestereich
    19 May 2015 | 6:39 am
    Like a teenager with a new sportscar, Uber has been cruising around town looking for trouble. The post Uber, You Can’t Buy a Social License appeared first on Linear to Circular.
  • Help Co-create a Compassionate Business Future via SALT Magazine’s Kickstarter

    Chris Oestereich
    5 May 2015 | 9:44 am
    I write a column for a new publication which is working to create a values-driven business environment. SALT Magazine is carving out a unique space among business publications, eschewing the profit over everything narrative for something more balanced and nuanced. It’s a wonderful space that will help business leaders gain perspective, but it won’t last without support. … Continue reading Help Co-create a Compassionate Business Future via SALT Magazine’s Kickstarter The post Help Co-create a Compassionate Business Future via SALT Magazine’s Kickstarter appeared…
  • The 6 Stages of Climate Grief

    Chris Oestereich
    22 Apr 2015 | 2:59 pm
    I had an interesting conversation yesterday in which I was challenged over my distaste for Stewart Brand’s recent Aeon Magazine piece on rethinking extinction.  The post opens by stating, “The idea that we are edging up to a mass extinction is not just wrong – it’s a recipe for panic and paralysis.”  I have two … Continue reading The 6 Stages of Climate Grief The post The 6 Stages of Climate Grief appeared first on Linear to Circular.
  • The Intrapreneurship Conference: A Path to Subvert the Corporate Immune System?

    Chris Oestereich
    8 Feb 2015 | 10:46 pm
    I  recently attended the 2014 Intrapreneurship Conference, in Eindhoven, Holland.  The conference brought together a unique blend of change makers, some of them consultants who help firms find their way, and many of them either leading entrepreneurial efforts to create new products or services within existing businesses, others working to completely reinvent the businesses they work … Continue reading The Intrapreneurship Conference: A Path to Subvert the Corporate Immune System? The post The Intrapreneurship Conference: A Path to Subvert the Corporate Immune System? appeared first…
 
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    Outsourcing Insider » Outsourcing Insider | Outsourcing Insider

  • Philippines VS India: Which is the Better Outsourcing Destination? [Infographic]

    Outsourcing Insider
    22 May 2015 | 10:31 am
    In recent years, the Philippines and India have been head-to-head in dominating the global BPO arena. While India’s still considered as the undisputed leader, the Philippines is fast gaining ground with its literate English-speaking populace, widespread government support, and concerted efforts for infrastructure improvements. With relation to this, the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry in India (ASSOCHAM), revealed that India’s international voice center industry arisen an approximately 50% loss in 2013, due to the increasing number of outsourced voice-support accounts…
  • Starting a Business? 5 Things You Can Outsource

    Outsourcing Insider
    4 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    Nowadays, just about any operational or internal business function can be outsourced to another organization. Such firms typically possess the expertise, resources and capability to provide the services your company requires. In most instances, their services can even be acquired at a lower cost and with better quality than if you were to do things on your own. So it does make a lot of business sense to outsource, especially if you’re just starting out with a limited budget. As bootstrapped entrepreneur, you can leverage on the experience of an outsourced firm that is focused on one…
  • 63% of Data Breaches Caused by Bad Outsourcing Decisions – Report

    Outsourcing Insider
    26 Apr 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Security firm Trustwave revealed in their 2013 Global Security Report that out of the 450 data breach investigations they’ve analyzed, 63% could be traced back to poor security infrastructures that were easily exploited by hackers. It was also revealed that these security deficiencies were mostly linked to a third party that utilized low quality IT systems support. This doesn’t mean that outsourcing companies are solely responsible for such data breaches. It is more likely caused by a series of bad decisions that can be linked back to the early stages of procurement. John Yeo,…
  • IT Outsourcing Service Prices Dip to 40%

    Outsourcing Insider
    19 Apr 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Recently, news about the prices of IT outsourcing service contracts dipping to as much as 40 percent have cropped up. This price dip is said to have occurred due to factors such as the eruption of new technologies and delivery models and the amount of business available in the market. The industry is already having a slower start this year, which is exactly what the Information Services Group (ISG) forecasted during the last quarter of 2014. Their forecast proved to be right as new research reveals that the first quarter annual contract value (ACV) fell 18% to $5.1 billion, which is below the…
  • 3 Ways Today’s Technology is Altering the BPO Landscape

    Outsourcing Insider
    12 Apr 2015 | 11:25 pm
    Few would dispute the fact that technology is a great enabler. In the BPO industry, technology created a sea of changes that many never imagined possible just a decade earlier. Take offshoring for instance. Who would have thought that installing lightning-fast underwater cables would allow workers halfway around the world to perform back room operational tasks without sacrificing quality, often at a fraction of the usual cost? Technology continues to advance and move at an even faster pace nowadays. What is considered cutting edge today is bound to become obsolete practically as soon as it is…
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    rhettpower.com

  • Vodacom Foundation Hackathon Has a Winner

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

    5 May 2015 | 3:20 am
    The first group of some of Uganda‬’s outstanding youth entrepreneurs received certificates this week after completing three days of training at a workshop at Lake Bunyonyi. The entrepreneurship workshops are being facilitated by Rhett Power, a renowned American entrepreneur, speaker, business coach, and author. Participants received one-on-one advice from Mr. Power on how to improve and grow their business and had the opportunity to pitch their real-world business ideas to Mr. Power, as well as network with other up-and-coming Ugandan entrepreneurs. Mr. Power is a globally…
  • U.S. Business Expert Engages Young African Leaders Network

    22 Apr 2015 | 1:48 pm
    U.S. Speaker Rhett Power, a business start-up expert, engaged over 100 South African entrepreneurs of the Young African Leaders Network (YALN) in Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Cape Town March 30-April 2 with a series of interactive workshops titled “Looking for Capital:  Start-Up Funding for Entrepreneurs.” Read more...
  • Entrepreneurship Tour of South Africa

    10 Apr 2015 | 6:05 am
     Great week on Entrepreneurship tour of South Africa...great to meet so many inspired young people yalinetwork‬. These young people want to make big changes in Africa...learn more here. 
  • New Website and Booking Online

    4 Apr 2015 | 12:58 pm
    The new website is up. You can now book me to speak online athttp://www.rhettpower.com/booking-rhett.html
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    Market Business News

  • Britain’s EU referendum – a nation split down the middle

    Veronica Cruz
    29 May 2015 | 2:37 am
    The United Kingdom is set to have a referendum on whether to stay in the European Union (EU) or leave. The vote has to take place before 31st December, 2017.... The post Britain’s EU referendum – a nation split down the middle appeared first on Market Business News.
  • UK consumer confidence slides in May, in all five measures

    Christian Nordqvist
    29 May 2015 | 1:37 am
    UK consumer confidence slid in May, a total of three points to 1, according to GfK’s UK Consumer Confidence Index. All five measures used to calculate the index posted declines... The post UK consumer confidence slides in May, in all five measures appeared first on Market Business News.
  • We drink dinosaur pee every day

    Christian Nordqvist
    28 May 2015 | 9:42 pm
    Humans drink a lot of water, billions of pints of it every day. What few of us know, is that we are also consuming dinosaur pee every time we drink,... The post We drink dinosaur pee every day appeared first on Market Business News.
  • Apple acquired augmented reality company Metaio

    Joseph Nordqvist
    28 May 2015 | 9:21 pm
    Apple has acquired the German augmented reality (AR) company Metaio. Metaio, founded in 2003, offers a range of AR tools for developers to use, allowing them to overlay digital information... The post Apple acquired augmented reality company Metaio appeared first on Market Business News.
  • Avago agrees to acquire Broadcom Corp for $37 billion

    Joseph Nordqvist
    28 May 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Avago Technologies agreed to acquire Broadcom Corp for $37 billion on Thursday, representing one of the biggest tech deals in history and further consolidation of the chip industry. Avago, the... The post Avago agrees to acquire Broadcom Corp for $37 billion appeared first on Market Business News.
 
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    Business Pro Weekly articles

  • Common Business Risks Small Businesses Should Watch For

    6 May 2015 | 7:46 am
    Every small business should practice contingency planning and research best practices in risk prevention to reduce the impact of five common business risks.
  • VoIP Basics for Beginners

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

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

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

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

  • Are You Solving the Right Problem?

    Connie Siu
    27 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Do you want to make sure that you are clear on the problem you need to solve? There are 7 questions you ought to ask.
  • The Pros of Cons of a Gatekeeper

    Connie Siu
    15 May 2015 | 12:20 pm
    A gatekeeper controls access. He has the duty to scrutinize every request for access and the authority to refuse entry. In business, a gatekeeper can be used to monitor the quality of work, validate requests, or streamline work. There are pros and cons to having a gatekeeper. Pros Consistency—the gatekeeper usually follows some guidelines in conducting his work. In doing so, there is consistency. Any work that passes the gatekeeper could be considered as meeting standards stipulated in the guidelines. For example, the funding requests for capital projects go to a committee for review. The…
  • Is Technology a Silver Bullet?

    Connie Siu
    5 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Deficient technology has been blamed time and again that it is a main culprit for poor performance.  Many companies rush to invest in popular solutions hoping for a silver bullet to their problem. A financial service company invested in a customer relationship management (CRM) application. Its goals included capturing all the client information in one place and providing up-to-date client information on-demand. The mix of manual and adhoc tools in place created fragmented information archived in numerous places, making it difficult to provide proactive and consistent service. The CRM…
  • 3 Communication Lessons from Home Renovation

    Connie Siu
    30 Apr 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Home renovation could be exhausting. After spending hours in selecting the design and materials, we landed a contractor to do the installation. We thought our job was done. Any technical details such as plumbing would be handled by the contractor. I was surprised to come home one day and saw a mix of copper and white, rubber-looking polyethylene (PEX) pipes connected to my hot water tank. As it turned out, we needed to replace some pipes and the contractor chose to install the popular PEX pipes. The combination of pipes certainly does not have the aesthetic appeal though functionally fine.
  • Winning Minds for Change

    Connie Siu
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Resistance is a key barrier to change implementation. There is no short-cut to getting people on-side. An effective tact is to sell the case for change through winning minds.
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    Strategic Thinking | Principles of Execution

  • PofE 073: Portfolio Management Categorization, Optimization and Re-calibration

    Gerald J. Leonard
    20 May 2015 | 11:46 am
    Project Portfolio Management is one of the key activities that an organization can perform to consistently deliver business value to its stakeholders. According to Gartner,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PofE 072: 7 Principles For Developing A Culture That Works!

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

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

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

    Gerald J. Leonard
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    Premise: The premise of “An Attitude of Excellence”, written by Dr. Willie Jolley is that excellence is the hallmark or touchstone for all high-performing organizations.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    THE SEEN

  • Chief Learning Officers – Everything You Need to Know [Infographic]

    The Seen
    22 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    This is the first ever infographic about Chief Learning Officers. Although not as well-known as CEOs and CTOs, the CLO job is becoming one of the most sought after corporate executive  jobs, especially among Fortune 500 companies. We went through over 1500 LinkedIn profiles and got some awesome information: 1) gender breakdown (45% are female, which is way higher than other c-suite averages) 2) salary averages (SF & NYC lead the way) 3) locations (Chicago has 5.5% of all CLOs!) 4) Fortune 50 companies which employ CLOs 5) top industries 6) professional experience 7) day to day job tasks…
  • The Secret to Content Marketing – An Internal Culture of Content [Infographic]

    The Seen
    20 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    In 1996, Bill Gates wrote an article famously titled "Content is King," in which he predicted that content would be where "much of the real money will be made on the Internet." Nearly 20 years later, his prediction is coming to fruition. This infographic shared by Bloomfire details how to create a culture of content within your organization. Fostering an environment where knowledge sharing is encouraged can support your content marketing efforts as well. This infographic was built using stats from Altimeter Group, LinkedIn, HubSpot, Nielson, Kapost, and Eloqua, as well as quotes from content…
  • Understanding the Value of Virtual Private Servers for SMBs [Infographic]

    The Seen
    18 May 2015 | 5:30 am
    As the amount of digital data in small-to-medium-sized businesses grows, new solutions are necessary for safe and accurate data and applications management. As opposed to dedicated servers that may be quite expensive to rent, Virtual Private Servers (VPS) represent a cost-efficient alternative that provides powerful computing resources at affordable prices. This infographic by Crucial Hosting outlines the key benefits SMBs can have from running their websites and applications on VPS. Besides improved performance, VPS also bring enhanced level of security compared to a shared hosting…
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    Pinnacle Telecom - Comms Buzz

  • ‘Convergence’ can lead to better communication and lower bills

    pinnacletelecom
    26 May 2015 | 1:11 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…
  • Collaboration the driver to better business

    pinnacletelecom
    19 May 2015 | 9:12 am
    Effective collaboration with co-workers, partners, customers, and others is critical for meeting an organisation’s goals and driving its productivity. And in a world where work groups are spread throughout a building, across a country, or around the world, fostering productive collaboration is more important and more challenging than ever. Just about everything that gets done in an organisation is the result of collaboration. Only by working together, by sharing knowledge and resources, and by building consensus about goals and how to achieve them can teams of workers accomplish what…
  • Call Management Reporting Can Slash Business Costs

    pinnacletelecom
    12 May 2015 | 1:04 am
    Organisations need to take a look at ‘call reporting’ as a way of bringing down their business costs by up to 15%. Logging and recording calls using cutting-edge but affordable software can show a telephone network’s cost, performance, capacity and quality of service. The old maxim that ‘You can’t manage what you don’t measure’ has proved to be so true when it comes to communications. Retaining existing customers, controlling costs and seeking competitive advantage have always been difficult goals and a challenging economic environment only adds to that difficulty. For smaller…
  • Companies should look to internet-based communications to transform their operations

    pinnacletelecom
    4 May 2015 | 4:08 am
    Companies need to look at internet-based communications to transform their operations. Internet Protocol – or IP – communications provide businesses with tools and capabilities for making business processes work better, and connect everyone in and organisation to collaborate, identify and implement business process improvements. It is not often that a real opportunity comes along for dramatically transforming the way you do business – making it more cohesive, effective, productive and profitable, all with a single approach. But such an opportunity is now within the reach of almost any…
  • Organisations need to look to the future of the way people work

    pinnacletelecom
    27 Apr 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Organisations should start looking at the future of the way their workforces operate in light of both cultural and technological changes. The differing needs of employees both now and in the future means that organisations should carefully weigh up their technological needs now to ensure they lead the process rather than be led by workers. We currently have a workforce made up of many generations, but we also have a rapid pace of technological change. In just a few years, someone who used to be well versed on the latest email platforms and online collaboration tools is faced with a plethora…
 
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  • 10 Steps to a Kickass Project Kickoff: A Checklist for Project Managers

    Nitin Sirsat
    19 May 2015 | 3:26 am
    Infographic brought to you by Wrike – Manage Project Online… Read More >>The post 10 Steps to a Kickass Project Kickoff: A Checklist for Project Managers appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • Why Vps Web Hosting Is The Most Favored Variety Of World Wide Web Hosting?

    Senaida9066
    13 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    Windows VPS is a ideal internet hosting remedy for any one who is wanting for a very low cost hosting option and even now wants all the features. A Home windows VPS is trusted, flexible, customizable and entirely secured with all the features that a Devoted server presents at a portion of its cost. Web hosting providers like WP Engine … Read More >>The post Why Vps Web Hosting Is The Most Favored Variety Of World Wide Web Hosting? appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • EaseUS Todo Backup Free Data Backup Software

    Nitin Sirsat
    15 Apr 2015 | 4:55 am
    If you are looking for a reliable data backup software, then look no further. EaseUS Todo Backup is the world’s most popular free data backup software with more than 6 million home users. The reason why EaseUS Todo Backupis so popular is because it is free, safe and very easy to use. There’s a one-click button to back up your … Read More >>The post EaseUS Todo Backup Free Data Backup Software appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • Wrike – Web project management software

    Nitin Sirsat
    4 Apr 2015 | 9:20 am
    Infographic brought to you by Wrike – Web project management software… Read More >>The post Wrike – Web project management software appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • How To Strategy Out Your Muscle Developing Routines

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

    Nick Huang
    28 May 2015 | 8:53 am
    Since the first “The Internet Report” was published twenty years ago, the number of Internet users has risen from 35 million in 1995 to over 2.8 billion today. The latest Internet Trends Report, which presented by the legendary internet analyst from the venture capital firm KPCB, takes insightful look at today’s key Internet trends globally. The...
  • How to Impress With Your Executive Office, Without Getting a Permanent Lease

    Jesse Maida
    27 May 2015 | 10:28 am
    By investing in temporary office situations, like the ones offered by Servcorp , you’ll be able to impress clients without carrying an expensive lease. Here’s how it works. 1) Servcorp executive offices are available all over the world. These offices are available in most major cities, with hundreds of locations available worldwide. This is...
  • Why Textile Industry in Indonesia Will be The Next Rising Star in Asia

    Nick Huang
    27 May 2015 | 9:35 am
    The textile and apparel industry in Indonesia has always been one of the most important contributors to Indonesia’s economy, serving as one of the largest providers for jobs and export earnings. Currently, Indonesia’s textile industry accounts for about 2% share of the global textile and apparel market and continues to grow in a fast pace...
  • 6 Well Known Businesses that Benefit from Self-Storage

    Jesse Maida
    26 May 2015 | 9:09 am
    Many successful businesses use self-storage units to store stock, equipment and documents etc. They are dependent on the self-storage industry for their business to succeed and in many cases the business would simply not exist without the use of storage units. According to the Self-Storage Association UK , more than 400 storage companies currently...
  • Which Country Has the Fastest Internet Speed?

    Nick Huang
    26 May 2015 | 8:32 am
    As the Internet penetration continues to grow with a significant rate accross the globe, internet speed has become one of the vital metrics for social and economic matters . A new report shows that countries in Asia and Europe have the fastest internet connection speeds in the world, with South Korea leading the rank with the highest average...
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  • People Geekly 21: Engineering loyalty; The “CEO said” syndrome; Organizational debt

    Damon Klotz
    26 May 2015 | 4:27 pm
    The People Geekly is our weekly newsletter bringing you all the best #peoplegeek news around. Sign up here. Issue number 21 of Culture Amp’s weekly email updating you on all the best #peoplegeek news around is ready for your viewing pleasure. Click on our stat of the week above to read more. The post People Geekly 21: Engineering loyalty; The “CEO said” syndrome; Organizational debt appeared first on Culture Amp.
  • People Geekly: Which offer to take?; Work-life integration; How to give tough love

    Bronwen Clune
    12 May 2015 | 1:49 pm
    The People Geekly is our weekly newsletter bringing you all the best #peoplegeek news around. Sign up here. Welcome This is the nineteenth issue of Culture Amp’s weekly email updating you on all the best #peoplegeek news around. Tweet of the week (2.5 sec) “Participating in community service not only benefits the community but also engages employees in meaningful ways. #companyculture”             – LINDA FISHER THORNTON  (@leadingincontxt) Which offer to take? (2 min 40 sec) An engineer, weighing up two job options, asked Quora users which one to take, naming…
  • Culture-first meets Series A, or Yay! We got funding

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

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

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

    27 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    It can be a costly and daunting task to optimize your website for mobile. But, Mobilegeddon took effect in April and search engines are now prioritizing websites that have been optimized for mobile in results.   People around the world are searching for information on their smartphones and tablets and having a mobile responsive website to reach those customers is something that can't be ignored or delayed.   Search Engine Watch published an informative article by Kelly Wrather, Senior Manager of Content Marketing at Kenshoo, covering the dos and don'ts for SMBs' mobile strategies.
  • Best Practices for Localization Project Managers

    26 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    As a localization project manager (LPM), I find my profession fascinating, dynamic and challenging.  I manage a variety of localization projects and interact with diverse clients and translation professionals worldwide. Each new project offers insight into other languages, cultures and business processes.   A LPM is tasked with all project management processes, which can be complicated and must be strictly managed and controlled, regardless of the size of the project.   A LPM faces scoping, planning, budgeting, risk managing, monitoring, controlling, and communicating with…
  • Adobe Flash CC 2014, No More Support for Arabic

    25 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Adobe is a leading company in the field of design and productivity software. Adobe products such as InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop support Arabic and all other Right-to-Left (RTL) languages. But products, like Adobe Flash, have the limitation of not supporting Arabic and RTL languages. For example, there are only a few attributes for text formatting. Arabic desktop publishers will use third party tools to place Arabic text inside Adobe Flash as images or outlined text as a work around. Text Layout Framework and Arabic Support   Beginning with Flash Professional CS5, a new text…
  • SEO Tactics for 2015

    24 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Earlier this year, HubSpot published a blog about SEO tactics to add to your strategy for 2015.  Search patterns are constantly changing and evolving, and to have an effective SEO strategy it's important to stay up-to-date with the newest algorithms and trends.   HubSpot discusses four SEO tactics to use that focus mainly on moving away from overloading your URLs, descriptions, titles and content with keywords. These are the four main tactics mentioned:   Skip Meta keywords Don't stuff your content with keywords Don't ignore your Meta descriptions Don't forget to markup…
  • Going Global: Business Resources

    20 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    "Going global" is a phrase companies are constantly faced with. Competing domestically is not enough. Having a presence in international markets is necessary to reach customers abroad and to stay ahead of your competition.  The race for finding customers is becoming fiercer as you are now facing competition worldwide. But how do you "go global"?   Entering into a foreign market can be a daunting task. Some of the questions you may find yourself or your team asking could include:   Which country or region will be best for our company? What is the economy like? What languages do…
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  • How to change a public limited company (PLC) to a private limited company

    Rachel Craig
    19 May 2015 | 7:17 am
    How to change a public limited company (PLC) to a private limited company As per the Companies Act 2006 (Part 7, sections 97-101), you can change the legal status of a UK public limited company (PLC) to a private limited company (LTD) in one of three ways: passing a special resolution of the shareholders; obtaining a court order to reduce the capital of your company; or following a cancellation or re-denomination of shares resulting in a reduction of issued share capital below the minimum for a PLC. These processes are collectively known as ‘re-registration’. In all cases, the normal…
  • What is employee ownership?

    Rachel Craig
    18 May 2015 | 5:08 am
    What is employee ownership? Workplace apathy is infectious. It only takes one or two disgruntled employees to toss staff morale into a dangerous freefall. Yet with only so many opportunities for career progression, how are you supposed to combat that apathy? Nowadays, more and more business owners are choosing to fight the problem by turning ownership of their company over to employees. Okay, so it sounds a little reckless to leave your company in the hands of unmotivated workers; however, the model is actually proven to be a ridiculously effective means of achieving growth. Why? Positive…
  • How do I start a company in the US?

    Rachel Craig
    14 May 2015 | 7:41 am
    How do I start a company in the US? After finding business success in the UK, a lot of entrepreneurs can’t help but shift their focus onto other markets. After all, there’s only so much room for expansion in Britain – and so setting up shop overseas feels like a natural progression. More often than not, the United States serves as a first port of call. If you’re keen on doing business in the US, it’s worth pointing out that you don’t actually have to incorporate a company there. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is usually happy to send UK companies a bill for the taxes…
  • Am I too old to start a company?

    Rachel Craig
    11 May 2015 | 10:13 am
    Am I too old to start a company? The media has got some sort of strange fascination with young entrepreneurs. Flipping through the papers, it seems like every other business story centres on a teenage tech wizard who’s just sold a revolutionary app to Google for £1bn. Consequently, this constant news stream of young, hip business owners has got a lot of people wondering if they’re simply too old to launch a startup. The truth? Age is a huge asset when it comes to business. According to research by the Kauffman Foundation, the average age of successful startup founders is 40 years old.
  • Three ways to improve your record-keeping

    Rachel Craig
    7 May 2015 | 7:19 am
    Three ways to improve your record-keeping From the moment your company starts trading, you’re going to have learn how to become an expert juggler. Between landing big sales and marketing your products, chances are you’re going to forget to submit the odd invoice or keep up-to-date with employee information. But if you let too many items slip under the rug, you’re going to land your company in hot water. That’s why you’d better think long and hard about how you keep records. Good record-keeping is a crucial in the running of any successful business. Accuracy and organisation will…
 
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  • Shipwire at PeSA Conference 2015

    Jonathan Tran
    13 May 2015 | 9:56 am
    With more than 70+ break out sessions, 100+ industry leaders speaking, and a 95 percent excellence rating from attendees, PeSA (Professional eBay and E-Commerce Seller’s Alliance) Internet Conference is the e-commerce expo to be at in Australia. Run by sellers, for sellers, PeSA brings together hundreds of Australian online retailers looking to grow their businesses and learn from major influencers like eBay, Australia Post, Facebook, and Alibaba. We learned a lot and had so much fun last year that we are headed back for more. Shipwire’s Australia warehouse opened last year and is the…
  • Shipwire at HAX Boost

    Jonathan Tran
    8 May 2015 | 5:34 pm
    HAX, the world’s first hardware accelerator known for incubating creative passion from draft to prototype, is partnering up with Shipwire to present a preview of the next step in its accelerator program: HAX Boost. Teams involved with HAX Boost learn about product/retail fit and how to navigate the early stages of sales and expansion. With Shipwire joining the conversation, they will also learn how to effectively approach supply chain management and product distribution. Any team with a product and an ambition should sign up for the preview on Tuesday, May 12 at the SOSventures Revolution…
  • Mobile-friendly site ranking

    dimitri
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:11 am
    This blog post is applicable to anyone managing a web domain, but is particularly intended to inform Shipwire merchants of an update to Google’s algorithm that will impact the way Goole ranks websites. Starting April 21, 2015, Google will factor mobile-friendliness into its search results. An algorithm will label sites as mobile-friendly (or not) and will use the information to determine a website’s rank in search results, which Googles says will have a “significant impact” in mobile search results worldwide. According to Gary Illyes, Webmaster Trends Analyst at…
  • Shipwire V3 Navigation Launch

    Tony Holbrook
    13 Apr 2015 | 10:37 pm
    On April 14, 2015, Shipwire will roll out a new navigation within our web application, making it easier for users to access the tools needed to complete day-to-day tasks. The new navigation is designed to be more intuitive so that finding what you are looking for while working on the tasks and business processes that have always been available within the app is simpler than ever.   Changes to look for The main visual indicator of change within the Shipwire V3 app is that the “Store”, “Sell”, “Ship,” and “Delight” menu options have been replaced with “Orders”,…
  • 2015 USPS Rate Increase

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

  • Workspace as a Service Market Witnesses Rising Demand from SMBs – An Overview

    MarketsandMarkets
    7 May 2015 | 2:48 am
    Rapidly changing work environments are increasing complexity of the IT departments of different organizations and enterprises. Mobile devices are increasingly being used to create competitive edge in the industry. Rising demand for device independent access are also expected to provide major rise in the rate of adoption for the concept of workspace as a service or WaaS. Advancing technologies and wide reach of the services around different industrial verticals are expected to drive the global workspace as a service market over the next few years to come. Rising demand from the emerging…
  • What Drives Water Soluble Polymers Market from 2015?

    MarketsandMarkets
    5 May 2015 | 3:12 am
    Water soluble polymers are commonly used in different industrial application. These polymers perform different stabilizing, flocculating, gelling and thickening functions, which make them useful across different applications. These polymers are categorized in synthetic, semi-synthetic and natural types. According to the researchers, the global water soluble polymers market is expected to witness steady rise over the next few years. Strong rise in the applications and advancing technologies in the market are expected to drive this market over the next few years. Rapid rate of industrialization…
  • Digital Marketing Software Market Gains Healthy with Rise of Social Media

    MarketsandMarkets
    27 Apr 2015 | 4:11 am
    Business marketing landscape is dramatically changing with the passing time. Digital marketing is witnessing impressive upsurge in adoption across different industries. It helps strategizing and promoting products through different electronic media and to the desired group of customers. Organizations from different industrial verticals are adopting digital marketing software to streamline their business processes and optimizing their business requirements. According to the researchers, the global digital marketing software market is expected to witness healthy growth over the next few years.
  • Microserver Market Grows Exponentially with Rise in Cloud Computing

    MarketsandMarkets
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:38 am
    A microserver is a small sized server, which is an off-the-shelf appliance. These servers come with software, hardware and operating system and are designed for easy maintenance and installation. Microservers are popular amongst the end-users like small and medium businesses as they don’t require tower servers or full scale rack. According to the researchers, rapid rise in the demand from the SMBs across different industrial verticals and rising digitization of the businesses are expected to drive the microserver market at an exponential rate. Emerging markets are expected to provide vital…
  • CRM Analytics Market Driven by Exponential Growth in data Generation

    MarketsandMarkets
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:06 am
    Customer relationship management analytics or CRM analytics play a crucial role in the organizations of all sizes. It provides programmed analysis of the customer-related data of the enterprises. It assists the businesses to make quick business decisions based on the study of all the available information. Growth in the deployment of information technology and advancing technologies are some of the vital driving factors for the CRM analytics market. According to the researchers, the global market for these systems is expected to witness impressive growth in demand and business opportunities…
 
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  • A year in a new career

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

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

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

    27 Dec 2013 | 6:36 am
    What does the average person do in an average week? Work for five days and rest for two. And on goes the cycle of modern material life for decades. All is well… until it isn’t. If you’re going to labor away five days and watch TV shows on weekends, what’s going to consume you when this routine breaks? if people leave you? or if you’re put on a forced vacation from your job? I’ve seen friends pour almost all their non-working hours into a relationship (and nothing else), and feel doomed when that relationship went south. To be frank, most of us make this…
  • Lessons For A Successful And Fulfilling Career

    19 Dec 2013 | 8:04 am
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  • 3 More Toxic Salad Beetles Show Up In Canada And Texas

    Laura Northrup
    28 May 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Maybe save this post until you’re done eating your salad.It turns out that fleeing to Canada won’t keep you safe from the Salad Beetle Scourge. You may remember the Iron Cross Blister Beetles turning up in organic salads and pakages of leafy greens across the United States. We learned today of three more discovered in different parts of North America, two of which were in Canada. HERE IS YOUR WARNING THAT THERE’S A PICTURE OF ONE OF THE BEETLES BELOW In Canada, two beetles found in greens this week made the news: Erin found our site while researching the creature she found…
  • AT&T Wants To Be Able To Charge Video Streaming Services For Exemption From Customers’ Data Caps

    Kate Cox
    28 May 2015 | 1:47 pm
    (Mike Mozart) Data caps on home broadband stink, but they’re also a reality for millions of internet users (and probably soon for all of us). And as the FCC’s new open internet rules go into effect in the coming days to protect net neutrality, they’re also becoming one of the main ways in which ISPs can soak up extra cash from consumers and businesses alike. Ars Technica noticed the filings with the FCC this week, in which AT&T claims that their data caps are high enough for most users and most use, and so therefore these deals won’t actually harm anyone —…
  • BMW, Honda & Fiat Chrysler Identify Some Additional Vehicles Affected By Expanded Takata Recall

    Ashlee Kieler
    28 May 2015 | 1:39 pm
    (Jeff Archer) Automakers began identifying which of their models are affected by the recently expanded Takata airbag recall Thursday, with Fiat Chrysler, BMW and Honda adding hundreds of thousands of vehicles to their already overflowing roster of cars in need of replacement safety devices.  Reuters reports that the three manufacturers released more information regarding cars equipped with potentially deadly Takata airbags that can spew pieces of shrapnel upon deployment that have been linked to six deaths and more than 100 injuries. Fiat Chrysler brought its total number of recalled…
  • Google Maps Adding Offline Search And Navigation “Later This Year”

    Mary Beth Quirk
    28 May 2015 | 12:20 pm
    (Yo Spiff)For all those times you’ve glanced around at an unfamiliar intersection, cursing the wireless signal gods for denying your phone service and thus depriving you access to mapping apps, Google says it’s here to help: The company announced today that soon Google Maps will offer offline search and navigation capabilities. During its keynote address at the company’s I/O developer conference today, Google said the offline support will launch “later this year,” reports CNET.com. While you won’t be able to pull up a map without an Internet connection, say…
  • Target Wants To Perfect Chip-and-PIN Before Venturing Into Digital Payment Methods

    Ashlee Kieler
    28 May 2015 | 12:11 pm
    (Mike Mozart) Consumers and businesses alike are always seeking out ways to streamline the checkout experience, most recently with mobile payment systems like Apple Pay and Android Pay. But there’s one major retailer that won’t be jumping into new payment options just yet. Before Target adds digital payment capabilities at store registers, the company plans to make sure its use of traditional payment methods is as secure as possible, Re/Code reports. The retailer’s desire to ensure the security of payment systems isn’t entirely surprising, as the company is still…
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  • PofE 073: Portfolio Management Categorization, Optimization and Re-calibration

    Gerald J. Leonard
    20 May 2015 | 11:46 am
    Project Portfolio Management is one of the key activities that an organization can perform to consistently deliver business value to its stakeholders. According to Gartner,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PofE 072: 7 Principles For Developing A Culture That Works!

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

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

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

    Gerald J. Leonard
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    Premise: The premise of “An Attitude of Excellence”, written by Dr. Willie Jolley is that excellence is the hallmark or touchstone for all high-performing organizations.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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    MIT SMR Management Report

  • The Untapped Potential of Unused Capacities

    Leslie Brokaw
    28 May 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Companies can benefit from the trend toward “collaborative consumption” through creative new approaches to defining and distributing their offerings. Not everyone wants to own all the products they use. Instead, “increasing numbers of consumers are paying to temporarily access or share products and services rather than buy or own them.” That’s according to Kurt Matzler, Viktoria Veider and Wolfgang Kathan, who write about the “sharing economy” in their article “Adapting to the Sharing Economy,” in the Winter 2015 issue of MIT Sloan Management Review . “Well-known examples…
  • Companies Must Help Employees Manage Technology

    Leslie Brokaw
    14 May 2015 | 8:38 am
    Pervasive and near-continual use of organizational information technology systems is taking a toll on some employees’ health. Companies have to step in to help. “We may be entering an era in which human frailties begin to slow down progress from digital technologies,” write the authors of a recent MIT Sloan Management Review article. “The very qualities that make IT useful — reliability, portability, user-friendliness and fast processing — may also be undermining employee productivity, innovation and well-being.” This downside to technology, what the authors call information…
  • How to Optimize a Product’s Entry to a New Category

    Leslie Brokaw
    5 May 2015 | 11:42 am
    Not every product can enter the market at the ideal time. Here are three strategies for making the best of any timing. Companies that launch innovative products in new industries need to understand the dynamics of new product categories. One of the elements of new categories is the name by which new product categories are known. Time it right, and you’re selling a “smartphone.” Time it wrong, and you’re trying to move a “PDA phone” or an “all in one device.” Research by Fernando F. Suarez and Stine Grodal, both of Boston University School of Management,…
  • Learn From Failure

    Leslie Brokaw
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:35 am
    Talking about and even celebrating failure has become central to the folklore about entrepreneurs. Does your business encourage experiments and “failing fast” as a source of innovation and quick learning? That’s one of the six questions posed by Paul J.H. Schoemaker and Steven Krupp in their article “The Power of Asking Pivotal Questions,” in the Winter 2015 issue of MIT Sloan Management Review . The article builds on the authors’ new book, Winning the Long Game: How Strategic Leaders Shape the Future (PublicAffairs, 2014). Schoemaker and Krupp write that asking “what if”…
  • Three Arguments For Sleep As a Strategic Issue

    Leslie Brokaw
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:10 am
    Academics Christopher M. Barnes and Gretchen Spreitzer call sleep “a key to human sustainability.” Here’s why. Sleep deprivation doesn’t just make people feel lousy. It has consequences that can affect work performance and lead to burn out. The challenge, though, is that many modern workplaces not only condone practices that aren’t conducive to healthy sleep schedules but also make people who prioritize getting the recommended seven to nine hours feel like they’re somehow not tough enough or committed enough. In “Why Sleep Is a Strategic Resource,” in the Winter 2015 issue of…
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  • Know How to Make the Perfect Post Card?

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

    14 May 2015 | 10:24 am
    They Bring People into Their World.Questions. Have you ever been sucked into another world? Feeling it was so real, you escape the confines of this reality to feel like you were there? Breathing it? Living it? Escapism. Statements. This process and how you feel is what I like to call “Going to the Circus”. Because whenever I went to the circus as a child. I would feel like I had wandered into an entire other world. The sights, the sounds, the smells. The five senses flayed alive to let me leave my old world behind. And grasp this new one wholeheartedly, even for just the day. And…
  • Shadow Cows' Top 3 Marketing Techniques of the Week

    7 May 2015 | 12:08 pm
    Don't fade away like the rest of the herd. Its been ages since our last romp with techniques of the week so lets get crackin'.  This is my 8th Edition of “Techniques of the Week” which is an ode to simple writing and marketing techniques that can be used immediately with measurable results in the Before, During, and After of your sales process. This time, we are twisting things up by having The During First, The After Second, and The Before last. Now let’s be off this long and winding, forever dwindling, well-lit, un-furnished, parallel…
  • In your 20's? You need to think about Retirement. 

    23 Apr 2015 | 11:39 am
    9 Ways to Come out Ahead in Retirement. Retirement? Resmirement. I hear this all the time from associates, coworkers, and even elders. But why? Why do fewer than half of Americans calculate how much they need to save for retirement? Why in 2012, did 30 percent of workers with access to a defined contribution plan (such as a 401(k) plan) did not participate? When: According to the latest National Retirement Risk Index from the Center for Retirement Research (CRR) at Boston College. That 53 percent of households risk falling more than 10 percent short of the retirement income to maintain their…
  • PRODUCE THE PRODUCT OR BECOME THE PRODUCT!

    9 Apr 2015 | 5:51 pm
     PRODUCE THE PRODUCT OR BECOME THE PRODUCT! What does this mean? It’s the real answer to one of the most asked questions by any young person. What should I do to be successful? Well you need to… Produce the Product This means creating a great service, product, or idea that can be sold to consumers or investors. So how do you produce the product? Well you need to do three things. First, Identify the problems and hassles that a person or industry has. Second,             Find a way to solve that problem. Remember that you…
 
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    Company Rescue Blog

  • What does 'going into administration' actually mean?

    28 May 2015 | 3:05 am
    We are often asked, 'one of our customers' or 'my employer' is going into administration, but what does it actually mean when this happens?  When a company goes into administration, control will be taken over from directors and given to the appointed administrators. The business is in this position because it is insolvent and cannot meet payment demands from creditors (which can include lenders, HMRC and suppliers). A lack of capital, poor cash flow and/or legal actions may be threatening to stop the business from trading.  Unfortunately, unsecured creditors of the…
  • Insolvency Service infographic: reasons for director disqualifications

    20 May 2015 | 7:14 am
    The Insolvency Service has published a new infographic (see below) highlighting the number of director disqualifications over the last year and the reasons behind them.  The most common reason was 'unfair treatment of the crown', meaning late or non-payment of business tax to HMRC or paying other creditors before HMRC. The second reason also refers to directors mistreating creditors by deliberately hiding assets and monies owed at the cost of the company's creditors.   It's a stark warning to directors to ensure they are aware of their duties when running an insolvent company. See…
  • Insolvency Notices - May 2015

    19 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    A.L.Z (UK) Limited A meeting of the Creditors of the above named Company will be held at KSA Group Limited, 99 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3XD on 2 June 2015 at 10.15am for the purposes mentioned in Section 99 to 101 of the said Act. http://www.companyrescue.co.uk/insolvency-notices/a-l-z-uk-limited-liquidation-notice Universal Export Packers Limited A meeting of the Creditors of the above named Company will be held at KSA Group Ltd, 99 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3XD on 28 May 2015 at 10:45 am for the purposes mentioned in Section 99 to 101 of the said Act.
  • Lloyds and KPMG accused of forcing property firm into administration via the bank’s restructuring division

    18 May 2015 | 5:39 am
    A court case due to take place this year involves Halifax Bank of Scotland – HBOS (now part of Lloyds Banking Group) and one of its previous business customers, Angel Group. The property development firm was put into administration in 2012 by KPMG.  Founder of the company, Julie Ann Davey, is now applying to remove the joint administrators (who were appointed by HBOS) because she believes the bank forced her business into their ‘turnaround’ division, resulting in high costs and fees. This led to the firm having no other option but to go into administration. Davey now…
  • Options for a struggling business

    14 May 2015 | 6:25 am
    It can be a very stressful and worrying time when a business is suffering financially. Often it’s difficult to know what to do next or what the right strategy is. Creditors may be threatening legal action, accounts may be in a mess or staff could be worried about their jobs. Depending on the severity of the situation, there will be various actions directors can take in order to avoid further problems.   There has been a strong turnaround culture for years now and usually creditors, like HMRC, favour rescue methods over insolvency procedures, like liquidation, because creditors…
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    Hyrell Blog

  • 4 Ways to Break the Status Quo of Your Recruiting Process

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

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:19 am
    The recruitment process is generally thought of as applicants competing to get hired by an employer. This is usually the case, but there is another competition occurring behind the scenes: Employers facing off against one another to attract top talent.  The last thing any company wants to do is lose a great candidate because of a recruiting misstep. Unfortunately, just as an applicant can turn you off by showing up late for an interview, there are mistakes your company may be making that are hurting your hiring process. Recruiting with Bad Job Descriptions We have probably all heard the…
  • Bracket Breakdown: March Madness 2015 Results

    13 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Team Hyrell is a competitive bunch, so this year we decided to open up our March Madness "company pool" to the entire Hyrell Community! After a long battle, Duke has been declared 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Division I Champion and we've found out which one of our customers has the strongest skills when it comes to bracket selections...    March Madness 2015 Results The Bracket Battle Begins... On March 17, 2015 the battle began. Hyrell customers from across the country competed to be named Champion of the Hyrell March Madness Bracket Pool.  A Winner is Declared! After…
  • Internal and External Recruiting: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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

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

  • WordCamp Brisbane Announcement

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

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

    Ruth Dunn
    4 May 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Are you considering getting SEO savvy? Search Engine Optimisation is one of those things a lot of people have heard of, but few know how to do it well. It doesn’t matter if you’re hiring an SEO agency or you want to take care of business yourself, knowing the ins and outs has a range… The post Why You Should Learn SEO appeared first on Matter Solutions.
  • From Digital to Print: 5 Design Lessons

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

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

  • Regulatory Fatigue: Having To Do More With Less

    ConvergePoint
    26 May 2015 | 4:44 pm
    The Thomson Reuters 2015 Annual Cost of Compliance Survey outlines some extremely challenging times for compliance practitioners. Managing increased responsibilities within the organization, combined with a never-ending deluge of new and/or updated regulations, while fighting constant budget battles to justify
  • Top 5 Most Popular Policy Management and Contract Management Articles

    ConvergePoint
    21 May 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Here are the top 5 most popular articles on our website in the last 6 months   6 Ways an Ineffective Contract Renewal Process Hurts Your ROI If your organization has ever experienced any of these six errors, delays or
  • Is Your Compliance Training Working?

    ConvergePoint
    19 May 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Regulatory compliance is a legal obligation for any company, and the cost of that compliance is accepted as a required part of the operating budget. Making sure that employees are adequately trained on the details of those compliance requirements can
  • Structured Management of Conflict of Interest Policies

    ConvergePoint
    19 May 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Homegrown conflict of interest policies often read like a shopping list of every scenario the company failed to consider in the prior versions of the policy. The fact that both the appearance of and the potential for abuse, irrespective of
  • 5 Contract Review Checklist Items Before You Sign Your Next Contract

    ConvergePoint
    18 May 2015 | 4:30 am
    Whether the contract has just been drafted and is going through initial review, or the contract has been approved and is ready to be signed and executed, does your legal team have a process in place for reviewing a contract?
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    Purchasing, Procurement and Supply Chain Management Insights

  • What is Centralized Purchasing?

    Sergio Giordano
    28 May 2015 | 3:56 pm
    Written by: Sergio Giordano Centralized purchasing (also known as Purchasing Groups) can be defined as: two or more organizations joined together (or through a third party), in order to combine needs and leverage negotiating strength. This allows the individual purchasers the contractual strength to access best prices, best services, and best technologies that they might otherwise be unable to negotiate. What are the Advantages of Purchasing Groups?  There are 8 main advantages to managing procurement to a Purchasing Group. Let’s look at them in a little more detail: Scale economies…
  • Employee Expense Tracking Tips & Tricks

    Jeannette Montory
    21 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Written by: Jeannette Montory Employee expenses often fall into an area of finance that can escape us. Tracking them can be tedious and denying employee expense claims can lead to anger and frustration. By following some simple guidelines, you can make employee expense tracking less painful for you, while also helping employees better understand how your reimbursement processes work. Having firm policies in place (absolutely no reimbursements for late submissions, for example), monitoring expense reports and using technology to manage expenses all help to make your life easier. Here are our…
  • Is the Currency Roller Coaster Giving you Whiplash?

    Christine Galer
    20 May 2015 | 7:00 am
    Written by: Christine Galer How many suppliers have approached you for price increases because of the massive currency fluctuations? While there may be a legitimate issue momentarily for some, it would be unwise to simply make the changes in your system “because the supplier asked”. Before making any reactionary moves, step back and take a look at the bigger picture.  While it may be true that currency differences have been increasing at a rate during Q4 2014 and Q1 2015 that should not be ignored, we should keep things in perspective.  In some cases, declining commodity prices have…
  • Will transparency of payment terms change corporate behaviour?

    David Hodge
    19 May 2015 | 9:27 am
    Written by: David Hodge Would the behaviours of big business change if they were forced to report on how they paid their suppliers? Well we don’t have very long to find out as in 2016 new payment terms regulations comes into force which will require all quoted companies and LLP’s to do exactly that. Under the new rules, large companies will be required to disclose: payment terms average time taken to pay proportion of invoices paid beyond agreed terms proportion of invoices paid in 30 days or less between 31 to 60 days beyond 60 days any late payment interest owed and paid whether…
  • Entrepreneurship now the focus at BCIT – Vancouver Sun

    Brittany Whitmore
    13 May 2015 | 10:47 am
    Written by: Brittany Whitmore Entrepreneurship now the focus at BCIT: Students thinking more about starting their own business than looking for a job By: Abby Wiseman Article originally published on the Vancouver Sun on May 12, 2015 ” … The business department promotes entrepreneurship through group activities, innovation competitions and real-industry projects that are pitched at the end of the program, which is how Aman Mann, CEO and founder of Procurify, got his start. Mann develops cloud-based purchasing software that companies all over the world use to streamline company…
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    Euro Exchange Rate NewsEuro Exchange Rate News

  • Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR), Swiss Franc (GBP/CHF), Canadian Dollar (GBP/CAD) Exchange Rate Forecast: Swiss Growth Contracts, Canadian GDP Ahead

    Ashleigh Fox
    29 May 2015 | 2:23 am
    Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR), Swiss Franc (GBP/CHF), Canadian Dollar (GBP/CAD) Exchange Rate Forecast: Swiss Growth Contracts, Canadian GDP Ahead The Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate was trending lower in the first half of Friday’s European trading, while the Pound Sterling to Swiss Franc (GBP/CHF) and Pound Sterling to Canadian Dollar (GBP/CAD) exchange rates remained in a narrow range. Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR), Swiss Franc (GBP/CHF) and Canadian Dollar (GBP/CAD) Exchange Rates Trending Lower after UK Consumer Confidence Slip The Pound took a dive after the UK’s…
  • Euro to Danish Krone (EUR/DKK), Euro to Swedish Krona (EUR/SEK), Euro to Norwegian Krone (EUR/NOK) Exchange Rate News

    Matthew Olney
    29 May 2015 | 1:57 am
    Euro to Danish Krone (EUR/DKK), Euro to Swedish Krona (EUR/SEK), Euro to Norwegian Krone (EUR/NOK) Exchange Rate News The Euro was steady against the Danish Krone, stronger against the Swedish Krona and weaker against the Norwegian Krone on Friday. Meanwhile the single currency remained under pressure from ongoing concerns over Greece. The Euro to Danish Krone (EUR/DKK) exchange rate was trading in the region of 7.4602 The Danish Krone was supported by Gross Domestic Product, which met economist expectations. According to the Denmark’s statistics office, the national economy expanded by…
  • Pound Sterling to Euro Exchange Rate Forecast: UK GDP Flops but GBP/EUR, GBP/USD Extend Declines as UK Confidence Falls

    Laura Parsons
    28 May 2015 | 10:15 am
    Pound Sterling to Euro Exchange Rate Forecast: UK GDP Flops but GBP/EUR, GBP/USD Extend Declines as UK Confidence Falls Newsflash: GBP/EUR, GBP/USD Softer after Surprise Dip in UK Sentiment The Pound consolidated previous losses against both the Euro and US Dollar on Friday as the GfK Consumer Confidence Index fell unexpectedly. Economists had forecast that the sentiment measure would hold at +4, but it actually fell to +1 in May despite the Conservative Party’s outright win in the general election. The GBP/EUR downtrend was also due to German retail sales increasing by 1.7% on the…
  • Pound Sterling to US Dollar Exchange Rate Forecast: GBP/USD Weakens as US Pending Home Sales Data Beats Expectations

    Matthew Olney
    28 May 2015 | 7:37 am
    Pound Sterling to US Dollar Exchange Rate Forecast: GBP/USD Weakens as US Pending Home Sales Data Beats Expectations The Pound Sterling to US Dollar (GBP/USD) exchange rate weakened by 0.54% on Thursday afternoon due to the release of better than forecast US pending home sales data and a softer-than-hoped for UK GDP second estimate report. The Pound Sterling to US Dollar (GBP/USD) exchange rate touched a session low of 1.5260 Sterling softened earlier in the session against a number of major peers after data released by the London based Office for National Statistics (ONS) confirmed that the…
  • Euro to US Dollar Exchange Rate News: EUR/USD Gives up Early gains Despite US Jobless Claims Rise, Ukraine Worries Return

    Matthew Olney
    28 May 2015 | 6:44 am
    Euro to US Dollar Exchange Rate News: EUR/USD Gives up Early gains Despite US Jobless Claims Rise, Ukraine Worries Return The Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rate eased from earlier highs on Thursday afternoon as the US currency continued to receive support from expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year. The Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rate touched a session low of 1.0866 Earlier in the session, the Euro had been supported against the US Dollar and several other major peers as GDP data out of Spain and sentiment data out of the wider Eurozone came…
 
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    Growing Earth

  • Tips for Spring Tree Planting

    Josh Wolf
    5 May 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Why is spring a good time to plant trees? Although spring is a great time to plant trees, winter is a great time to start planning your spring tree plantings. It is important that you decide the locations you want to plant your trees (http://www.growingearth.com/planting-the-right-tree-in-the-right-location/). This ensures that when spring […]
  • Should You Hire An Arborist?

    Josh Wolf
    28 Apr 2015 | 1:43 pm
    Before you can hire an arborist, it is important to understand what one is. An arborist is a highly skilled tree surgeon. They specialize in pruning, tree removal, and emergency tree treatment. They have expertise in the needs of trees, which allows them to ensure the tree’s health and natural […]
  • What You Need to Know about Storm Damaged Trees

    Josh Wolf
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:30 am
    With winter finally on its way out, we may soon be experiencing plenty of spring and summer showers. If you have large and valuable trees on your property, you probably know the risks that serious storms bring to the trees themselves, but also to the buildings surrounding them and the […]
  • Making Structurally Weak Trees Less Likely to Fail

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

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

  • Extreme Weather Conditions Worldwide Before Hurricane Season Begins

    Steve C
    25 May 2015 | 4:48 pm
    According to the National Hurricane Center the season begins on June first through November 30th. In the past week we have seen chaotic weather situations in the following areas. This is apart from the tornados and highly unusual count of earthquakes going on nationwide, the following weather we are listing is somewhat apocalyptic. On May […] Extreme Weather Conditions Worldwide Before Hurricane Season Begins is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Extreme Weather Conditions Worldwide Before Hurricane Season Begins appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • Internet Sucks Badly After Net Neutrality Get’s Through

    Steve C
    16 May 2015 | 1:08 pm
    If you are a student, the first thing you will have noticed is the Sakai system stopped working, went slow and timed out mid semester. However since we are dealing with the big boys and girls over at Acedemia, it was quickly fixed up and back to working. Thing is now all the other programs […] Internet Sucks Badly After Net Neutrality Get’s Through is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Internet Sucks Badly After Net Neutrality Get’s Through appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • Watching the West Fall Slowly but Surely is Painfull

    Steve C
    12 May 2015 | 10:24 am
    Each and everyday we read more news, much of it propaganda and lies, especially from the fake mainstream media but also much of it very real. Even if its not news, just looking around and seeing the surroundings and the decay of what was once great rapidly becoming a disaster. Going back to visit a vibrant […] Watching the West Fall Slowly but Surely is Painfull is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Watching the West Fall Slowly but Surely is Painfull appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • Forced Adoptions Creating Frantic Migration

    Steve C
    9 May 2015 | 6:35 pm
    Recently as Government expands its mighty powers, the latest scare affecting thousands of pregnant girls is the “forced adoption” thing going on as shown in the letter below. On June 3, a 17-year-old Staffordshire girl, living with her parents and seven months pregnant, was horrified to receive a letter which began: “Dear Corrinne, I am the […] Forced Adoptions Creating Frantic Migration is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Forced Adoptions Creating Frantic Migration appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • Black Bears Chase Tourists at Yellowstone National Bridge

    Staff
    9 May 2015 | 6:23 pm
    LOS ANGELES — A family of black bears are seen chasing tourists in a video captured at Yellowstone National Park. The wild animals had some people running for safety, while others calmly snapped photos. The mother black bear and her three cubs unexpectedly appeared on a bridge, which was lined with sightseers earlier this week. […] Black Bears Chase Tourists at Yellowstone National Bridge is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Black Bears Chase Tourists at Yellowstone National Bridge appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
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    Number Direct » Articles

  • The Death Of Paid Apps And 5 Monetisation Models Of The Future

    Dan
    29 May 2015 | 3:11 am
    how on earth can anyone make revenue if no one is paying for downloads? The solution lies in this list of app monetisation models.The post The Death Of Paid Apps And 5 Monetisation Models Of The Future appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Apple Fans Will Feel Nostalgic With This Retro iPhone App

    Dan
    26 May 2015 | 8:48 am
    Apple fans may feel very nostalgic about this brand new app for iPhones and iPads. Does this bring back a lot of warm memories?The post Apple Fans Will Feel Nostalgic With This Retro iPhone App appeared first on Number Direct.
  • 10 Cool Chrome Extensions You Need To Install

    Kathryn Kearns
    26 May 2015 | 4:26 am
    We took it upon ourselves to find the coolest Chrome extensions out there and list them for you here. Aren’t we lovely?The post 10 Cool Chrome Extensions You Need To Install appeared first on Number Direct.
  • No TV Remote? No Problem, Thanks To A New App

    Dan
    21 May 2015 | 5:45 am
    Isn't it so annoying when you have to have multiple remotes for different purposes? Well, thanks to a new app from Tekoia, it's no longer a big deal.The post No TV Remote? No Problem, Thanks To A New App appeared first on Number Direct.
  • How Anglian Water Use Technology To Gauge Staff Morale

    Dan
    20 May 2015 | 4:05 am
    Most companies do not necessarily care about their employees' happiness. However, Anglian Water is attempting to gauge staff morale with new technology.The post How Anglian Water Use Technology To Gauge Staff Morale appeared first on Number Direct.
 
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    Self Made Businessman

  • How I Increased My Open Rates 50% By Sending My Email Twice

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

    Dave Schneider
    4 May 2015 | 8:44 pm
    Even as someone who writes thousands of words a day – I sometimes struggle to come up with the SEO keywords I should be targeting. And I suspect a lot of other people do as well. I certainly don’t always write for SEO – but when I do, I want to make it count. I only write one article on each of my blogs a week, which doesn’t provide me with a lot of leeway to make mistakes. This is what started to get me thinking about Hittail – The Long Tail Keyword Tool from Rob Walling. I first learned of Hittail through Rob’s awesome presentation at MicroConf about how…
  • Monthly Growth Report – April 2015

    Dave Schneider
    30 Apr 2015 | 8:44 pm
    Welcome to the April monthly growth report here at SelfMadeBusinessman.com. Every month I give a status check on the progress of the website and have a candid chat with my audience about what’s working and what isn’t. You can see past monthly growth reports. Some of the main benefits of doing this are holding myself accountable on my goals, as well as keeping myself and this website “grounded”. By that I mean, it’s important to show that I do NOT have all the answers and most importantly that I don’t think I do either. These monthly reports will show that I…
  • $200,000 in 24 Hours: A Simple Guide to a Six-Figure Launch

    Dave Schneider
    28 Apr 2015 | 11:29 am
    I used to think that these kinds of stories were made up. You know the ones – where someone makes $100k in a few days launching some info product or software seemingly out of nowhere. But I’ve come to realize that this is really happening. The first time I read about this was over at Spencer’s blog, where he wrote about banking over a quarter of a million dollars in under a month, and I know he’s a trustworthy guy. And now I’ve come across my second encounter, which has completely blown my mind. If you’re interested in the process behind 6 figure launches,…
  • Case Study – How To Learn To Speak Like Your Customers

    Dave Schneider
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:53 pm
    Copywriting – I can’t say I’ve ever been particularly strong at it. It’s hard to know with some degree of certainty you’re using the right messaging. I’ve had many people look at my home pages and tell me I should change X, Y and Z – often contradicting each other in the process. At the same time, we know that when customers come to our website they’re looking for some keywords that speak to the problem they’re having, and if we don’t provide those keywords in seconds, they’re going to bounce. Ninja Outreach is a great example.
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    RELATIVITY

  • An Untapped Resource: 5 Reasons to Hire Seniors

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

    18 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    Check out our Anti-cyberbullying week 4 segment: http://bit.ly/1LdIoqQ We are offering a online class to learn more at: http://bit.ly/1HpZ3cb. A discount is offered for a limited time only. The post... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are You Making These Social Media Mistakes?

    Baker Creative
    30 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    First impressions are now often made online—through social media and websites like Google—instead of in person. There’s no easier way to make yourself or your organization into a pariah than social... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • How one button can change how you shop

    4 Apr 2015 | 8:10 am
    Ever go to wash your clothes to find out you ran out of detergent? Amazon dash is a new way of helping you remember to pick up that all important necessity with out even leaving home. They have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Google’s one stop bill pay option

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

  • Brian Kinahan - Run Your Business Like You’re Going to Sell It…Even If You’re Not

    exitcoach
    29 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Brian Kinahan is a business coach who helps CEOs and business owners improve business performance and prepare for an eventual sale or generational transfer. His philosophy: run your business like you’re going to sell it, even if you’re not.  Questions Asked:  1) Are there steps an owner can take in the short term to increase the selling price of a business?  2) Aside from being ready for the transaction process, how does financial performance affect valuation?  3) What else can an owner do to have a significant impact on the price a buyer will pay for the business?  Contact Info: …
  • Buck Blanton - When You Sign as 401k Trustee You are Responsible and Liable

    exitcoach
    29 May 2015 | 2:55 am
    Here’s a past highlight from one of our Guests. Find their full interview at www.ExitCoachRadio.com — just click “Audio Library” in the “LISTEN” section and enter their name to hear all of their past interviews! Buck Blanton of ECM Group discusses the importance of being aware of your responsibilities when you sign as a Trustee for a Retirement plan. We add new content daily! Listen on iTunes: iTunes.ExitcoachRadio.com .
  • Andrew McMasters - Using Improv to Enhance Business

    exitcoach
    28 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Andrew McMasters is a Creative Consultant and Trainer at ImprovMindset, a company that uses improv and experiential learning to enhance Business Communication and drive innovation.  Questions Asked:  1) How did you come up with using theater techniques for businesses?  2) How do you get people to participate in your workshops?  3) You could do anything, what is it that drives you to do this work?  Contact Info:  Website: www.improvmindset.com Email: andrew@improvmindset.com Bonus Material:  Visit www.improvmindset.com to see articles and games that show the link between business…
  • Bill Hoch - Hold Your Temper, Save Your Business

    exitcoach
    28 May 2015 | 2:55 am
    Here’s a past highlight from one of our Guests. Find their full interview at www.ExitCoachRadio.com — just click “Audio Library” in the “LISTEN” section and enter their name to hear all of their past interviews! Bill Hoch, Attorney - EmCo Consulting, LLC  discusses a common mistake many business owners make — rushing to action without thinking through all of the possible outcomes. We add new content daily, so come back often! 
  • Dierdre Maloney - Building Bliss

    exitcoach
    27 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Deirdre Maloney is a “bliss-builder” who helps people find their truth and live a happier, more successful life. She does it through her work as a published author, national speaker, and proud president of Momentum LLC.  Questions Asked:  1) Why are you in the business of bliss-building? 2) How do you go about helping people find a happier, more successful life? 3) What have you learned about living a blissful life? Contact Info:  Website: www.makemomentum.com Email: deirdre@makemomentum.com  Bonus Material:  “Bogus Balance: Your Journey to Real Work/Life Bliss“, “Tough…
 
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    Colin Burnett's Wealth Creation Blog

  • Marketing On The Web Is Not Just For Experts Anymore

    colinburnett
    28 May 2015 | 5:26 pm
    TIP! Freebies are a great way to generate some attention from your audience. Freebies give people the impression that they have gotten something valuable and will be more likely to buy your products if you have shown them what they can expect. Businesses of any size and type can benefit from article advertising to be highly beneficial. Even businesses that aren’t actually online but have information listed are benefiting from the use of articles. TIP! Provide your article’s audience with relevant and useful content. Visitors who take the time to read your article want to walk away…
  • Easy Ways To Successfully Market Your Articles

    colinburnett
    28 May 2015 | 3:04 am
    TIP! Create a little bit of controversy if you don’t know what to write or aren’t getting many visitors. Create arguments for or against a celebrity’s actions or a particular company’s products. Businesses of all sizes are big or small can use article syndication to be highly beneficial. Even businesses that aren’t actually online but have information listed are getting a great advantage in marketing through the process of article promotion. TIP! Shorten your paragraphs. There is evidence that shows that online reading allows for more distractions than reading a…
  • Business Success Stories Using Proper Article Advertising Techniques

    colinburnett
    27 May 2015 | 8:37 am
    Article syndication is a great type of promotion for your online business. Read on to discover how to be a successful article advertising. TIP! If you want to get your business attention online, starting a blog is one of the best ways to do it. There are many free sites to post blogs to engage in the feedback that your visitors may have. Create a logo for your own. You don’t have to be a large corporation to have a logo.Readers will recognize a logo you use, and seeing it on another blog or forum may remind them to visit. TIP! Your article marketing campaign will be more successful if…
  • Market Your Articles And Get More Readers.

    colinburnett
    26 May 2015 | 4:56 pm
    TIP! When a prospective client is aware that your product has worked for others, the authenticity of the product in their mind edges them towards purchasing it. Make sure you meet this need by including a section that features testimonials from actual customers. Look through a variety of magazines to see how to begin article promotion.This will give you see which magazines you’re able to contribute to and whether your style can attract the editor’s attention enough to print it. TIP! Cover controversial topics to create more interest in your business blog. Find topics that will…
  • Seo: Do It With These Helpful Tips

    colinburnett
    26 May 2015 | 3:07 am
    Search engines are the number one way that potential customers find websites that suit their needs. If you own a website that needs more traffic, search engines are an extremely important tool for your business. One way to improve their effectiveness is a technique called search engine optimization. Read on to find out more! Internal links can be very helpful when trying to create search engine optimization for your site. Embed links in blog posts or articles that use keywords to help a visitor to your site find other information about the information in your blog or article. This will also…
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    Biz Epic

  • Creating the Most Effective Point of Sale Displays

    Ivan Widjaya
    28 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    It is crucial that you get point of sale displays right in order to heighten sales and encourage customer loyalty. Here is some cool tips for you. The post Creating the Most Effective Point of Sale Displays appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • 3 Documentaries Every Entrepreneurial Spirit Needs to Watch ASAP!

    Chad Stewart
    28 May 2015 | 9:43 am
    Here are my current top 3 inspiring, engaging and entrepreneur-educating documentaries you need to watch ASAP! The post 3 Documentaries Every Entrepreneurial Spirit Needs to Watch ASAP! appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • 10 Personal Development Tips You Can Actually Use

    Chad Stewart
    26 May 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Change is within us all. It's all about finding the one epic, life-changing key needed to open the door in your mind that's stopping you from making good things happen. The post 10 Personal Development Tips You Can Actually Use appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • Peter Mikulak Nearly Lost Everything. His Passion for Art Saved him.

    Ivan Widjaya
    26 May 2015 | 2:34 am
    Peter Mikulak was a contractor with a passion for art. Due to the housing market crash in 2009, Peter decided to go all out with his artist career. The post Peter Mikulak Nearly Lost Everything. His Passion for Art Saved him. appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • Do you Have the Self-Awareness Required for Success?

    Ivan Widjaya
    24 May 2015 | 8:23 pm
    Will you admit that you are lacking in many things and making a lot of mistakes - that you need to focus on the right things to move forward in personal and business life? If you will, then you are right on track to success. The post Do you Have the Self-Awareness Required for Success? appeared first on Biz Epic.
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    Forte Consultancy

  • E-Commerce Customer Segmentation

    Forte Consultancy
    5 May 2015 | 2:18 am
    “If you’re competitor-focused, you have to wait until there is a competitor doing something. Being customer-focused allows you to be more pioneering.” – Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon With over 80% of global consumers trying online shopping at least once, the greatest opportunity for e-commerce companies is to build a long-lasting and profitable relationship with this already existing audience. Such a strong relationship requires utmost focus on the customer as a whole and making sense of a flood of real-time information that goes well beyond demographics or shopping…
  • Social BI for Intelligent Enterprise 2.0

    Forte Consultancy
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:40 pm
    “Everything that can be social, will be” – Jeff Dachis In spite of the fact that Enterprise 2.0, the use of emergent social platforms within or between companies and their customers, has been in existence for years, even its most successful implementations are lacking in the ability to integrate successfully into daily business activities. Business Intelligence (BI) is one of the major areas that have the potential to bring Enterprise 2.0 to life and have it affect company bottom lines… You can download PDF version of this whitepaper here. Enterprise 2.0 and the…
  • Credit Card Customer Segmentation

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

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

    Forte Consultancy
    27 Oct 2013 | 11:19 pm
    Big Data has become one of those terms you can’t avoid these days, all the rage in and around the business intelligence industry. The overwhelming buzz makes you wonder – is there something really there, or, is the hype the result of vendors and consultants trying to make another buck? You can download PDF version of this whitepaper here. What Is Big Data? The 12 year old definition of Big Data is summarized in three words, a definition which is still prevalent today – the three V’s, namely volume, velocity, and variety. Big Data is now attributed to a set of paradigms and…
 
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • Amsterdam-based startup, Zoku introduces a new hotel concept that provide “global nomads”

    Carrie Ann
    28 May 2015 | 7:08 am
    (Image Source: http://livezoku.com/) An Amsterdam-based startup- Zoku has introduced a new hotel concept that provides “global nomads” with a local social life. The new hotel embraces the blurring of work or life boundaries that are mostly viewed between business and leisure, which stands as the inspiration behind this new hotel concept, with crow sourced design features, which will go on sale by this month by Zoku. As claimed by its founder, the new hotel is a part home and a part office, Zoku Loft combines the services of a hotel with a social buzz of a local neighborhood. Its designs…
  • GoPro CEO Debuts a Spherical Camera Rig for Capturing VR Videos

    Christy Gren
    28 May 2015 | 6:57 am
    The rig is a sort of a cubical framework that holds six GoPro 4 cameras, which lets users to capture video in all the directions at once. Today, a California-based American Corp. – GoPro, which manufactures high-quality camcorders, debuts a spherical camera rig for capturing VR videos. GoPro CEO, Nick Woodman in an interview revealed a prototype of GoPros-based camera rig that has the ability to capture VR videos, and talked about the company’s foray into the new categories, and also introduced a couple of company’s future products at the conference. The rig is a sort of a cubical…
  • Google allots $20 million grant for 3D-printed prosthetics and other aid technology

    Anna Domanska
    28 May 2015 | 6:30 am
    Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities project recently, impelling the development of 3D-printed prosthetics to help the disabled in their day to day activities. On Tuesday, Google announced funding from its nonprofit Google.org arm to help people living with disabilities through the use of emerging technologies and liberate them as individuals. The company pledged $20 million and issued an open call to identify new areas of opportunity. Google launched a brand new initiative named the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities project recently, impelling the development of 3D-printed prosthetics…
  • Facebook Messenger Payments feature lets you to send money from P2P

    Carrie Ann
    28 May 2015 | 4:40 am
    Facebook’s new feature allows a person to send and receive amount instantly by using Facebook Messenger app on Android and iOS smartphones. In March, Facebook introduced its new payments services, and now, on Wednesday, it has begun to roll out its new payment services that will allow users to instantly pay or receive money from friends through Facebook Messenger. Facebook’s new payment feature is a part of its roll-out approach that will be made available in New York City areas, with an aim to ensure a high-quality experience for users with a few payment functionalities. Facebook’s new…
  • Data breaches cost an average of $3.8 million a year for companies, study says

    Anna Domanska
    28 May 2015 | 3:52 am
    Data breaches cost an average of $3.8 million a year for companies As the number of data breaches are increasing worldwide, so are the costs associated with it, according to a study released on Wednesday. According to data security research organization, Ponemon Institute’s 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study, sponsored by IBM, the average total cost for a data breach has increased by 23 percent over the past two years to $3.8 million. And the report found that the average cost for each stolen record containing sensitive information increased by 6 percent in the last year from $145 in the…
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    SquarePlanet

  • If You Don’t Like It, There’s the Door: Shaping a Company Culture & Brand With Beliefs

    Kaylee Conrad
    19 May 2015 | 2:42 pm
    We’re not shy about our beliefs. In fact, we’re sometimes a little obnoxious about it. We have a crew full of pirates that’ll give you an earful if you give them the chance. It’s important that we hire people who like our particular brand of loud and snarky, ‘cause if they don’t, they’re going to be annoyed, bored and generally misunderstood. Because of this we have a particular way of screening our new hires—like ads that separate the just-okay candidates from the really freaking great ones who make pirate resumes and borderline inappropriate jokes in their cover letters. We…
  • Orange – Lesson 4: How to Start Your Next Presentation

    Square Planet
    19 May 2015 | 9:38 am
    Have you ever had such a mountain of chores to complete that you were unsure where to start? While perhaps a bit different than laundry and dirty dishes, this sense of anxiety and uncertainty is exactly how many people feel about creating a presentation. You know it needs to get done, but what happens first? We get it, it’s not always easy to start your presentation. But we’ve also been around the block a few times and we have, what we believe to be, a surefire method to help you get your engines started. It’s just three simple words: Know, Feel, and Do. In this edition of Orange,…
  • People, Brands, & Joy: Being Selfless Through Sandwiches

    Jeff Sinelli
    30 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Some want to make superior sandwiches. Some want to make the world a better place. We want to do BOTH. It’s our mission: To make the world a better place through sandwiches. At Which Wich, this message isn’t something buried in the fine print of our website, or just token jargon surrounding our annual ‘Give Back’ day. It’s on every single Which Wich employee’s business cards. When we say we want to change the world, it’s because we actually do. When my friends at SquarePlanet asked me to author a guest blog about the importance of being selfless in the business world, I jumped…
  • Maximizing Opportunity by Avoiding Selfishness: Featuring Sam Parker of GiveMore.com

    Square Planet
    10 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    In this episode of Maximizing Opportunity, Brian and Derek take on one of the most common mistakes people make when communicating: Being selfish. As natural and easy as it is, too often people forget that truly connecting with their audience means going beyond your own interests and approaching things from their audience’s perspective. Our guest this time around is Sam Parker, author of 212: The Extra Degree. The book is one of our favorites and focuses on the small extra steps that people can take to make the crucial difference between communicating selfishly and effectively. Enjoy and…
  • Communicate Like a Fourth Grader

    Kaylee Conrad
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:31 am
    Last month the world met a 9 year old girl, Sydney Smoot, who took on the Florida school board voicing her concerns about standardized testing (FSA). She absolutely killed it and she’s making headlines left and right. In the battle for effective communication, age is completely irrelevant. We’ve seen countless CEO and intellectual types crash and burn because they can’t get out of their own way. They feel compelled to pummel you with charts and endless details about their product—when really all they have to do is tell us WHY it’s important and how we can help.
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    Netscribes Blog

  • A look into the global taxi market

    Netscribes
    25 May 2015 | 11:56 pm
    The global taxi market is a fast growing one and has been witnessing a host of changes in the recent years. According to research, the taxi market structure is different in each country due to different regulations (pertaining to each place), different urban taxes, infrastructure, ownership structures etc. It is also undergoing constant change. Therefore, the revenue structure also differs in different regions. For example, the total value of the taxi market is USD 11 billion in the USA, while South Africa stands at USD 3.7 billion (uses an unconventional system of mini buses to single fare…
  • Slew of investments help online taxi service hit the ground running

    Netscribes
    21 May 2015 | 6:22 am
    Globally, the online taxi market has been growing at a steady pace. With the increase in population, the demand for public transport has increased manifold. While it is a difficult task to increase the capacity of trains and subways, online taxis have taken up the challenge of addressing this growing demand for transport. The growth rate is especially high in developing countries, particularly Brazil, China and India. To take advantage of this growing market, a lot of companies have been investing in the online taxi market. Here is looking at some of the notable deals that have taken place in…
  • The Indian security and surveillance market is poised for steady growth

    Netscribes
    19 May 2015 | 5:49 am
    The demand for the security and surveillance market in India has been growing steadily in the past few years. Rising transportation costs, growing public surveillance, increasing IT spending, mounting government spending and ever surging crime rates are some of the few reasons as to why the industry continues to grow at a brisk pace. There have been a lot of improvement technologically, and certain advancements like remote monitoring, cloud storage and integrated video analytics have made the market more efficient than before. These are also garnering a host of investments. Furthermore, the…
  • Monitoring the recent investments in the security and surveillance market

    Netscribes
    14 May 2015 | 12:05 am
    The security and surveillance market has been growing at a steady pace for quite some time now. With the amount of data that is available on the internet paired with the increasing types and instances of threats, it is only natural that the security market has been witnessing a boom time. According to market research, the video surveillance market alone is expected to reach a value of USD 42 billion by the year 2019. Cyber security market will reach a value of 155.74 billion in the same period. Thus, it is not surprising that the industry is witnessing big money deals. The major players are…
  • Keeping an eye on the global security and surveillance market

    Netscribes
    11 May 2015 | 5:48 am
    The world has entered a period where security and surveillance have become a part and parcel of the lives of people. Every day, debates rage all across the world as to when does surveillance stop being a tool for safety and an invasion on one’s privacy. In the backdrop of all this, the security and surveillance industry continues to grow from strength to strength. Given the chaotic political scenario, increasing public surveillance, government security spending, growing IT spending across major applications, and surging crime rates, it is safe to assume that the global market for security…
 
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    Tradeindia Blog

  • The Indian Wellness Industry: A Theoretical Overview

    Tradeindia Editor
    26 May 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Indian Wellness Industry AS MENTIONED ON WWW.MAKEININDIA.COM) A .SUMMARY 2nd largest exporter of Ayurveda and alternative medicine in the world. INR 162 Billion industry by 2014.(Ayurveda and alternative medicine) INR 490 Billion wellness market.(overall) 6200 indigenous herbal plants. B .REASONS TO INVEST India has an unmatched heritage represented by its ancient systems of medicine which are a treasure house of knowledge for both preventive and curative healthcare. The demand for Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) and herbal products is surging in India and…
  • Investing in Health and Wellness

    Tradeindia Editor
    26 May 2015 | 1:52 am
  • Embracing Your Struggles

    Tradeindia Editor
    24 May 2015 | 11:38 pm
    The weekend just got over and you can still taste the transitory freedom of yesterday.The previous week, like all other weeks, had been excruciatingly exhausting. Like many others, you’re burning out; your bored mind a constant reminder of your unpurposed life. And you really hate the words “purpose”, “passion”, “mission”, yada yada and bitterly believe that your “reason”for existing is to sucker punch everyone who uses these words in all seriousness. Your life is a big fuzzball, being thrown from one paycheck to the next. But, I’m sorry not sorry for bursting your…
  • Valuable Skills They Won’t Teach You at School!

    Tradeindia Editor
    17 May 2015 | 10:47 pm
    Don’t get me wrong here. An education is an extremely valuable tool which can help empower millions of people across the world. It can make you more successful than you could ever imagine and teach you to view the world through a technicolor lens, however, there are some skills which are as valuable, if not more, than an education. These skills need to be learned with an open mind, and will eventually become skills if you prioritize them as an attitude, belief and way of life. They can’t be tested in exams, nor turned on and off depending on what the situation demands. And they…
  • Importance of Branding: Part 2

    Tradeindia Editor
    14 May 2015 | 12:14 am
    There comes a time, when people stop buying your product or service, and begin buying your brand! Find out why people tend to do this and why brand marketing is important for you!
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    getAbstract Blog

  • A Funny Way to Do Business

    getAbstract
    22 May 2015 | 2:45 am
    Did you hear the one about a couple of Second City executives who thought their experiences with improvisational comedy could actually benefit those in the corporate world? It’s no joke. Tom Yorton and Kelly Leonard aren’t suggesting that your department managers do 10 minutes of standup on the conference room table. Besides, most suits think running a business is about as funny as a colonoscopy. Nor are Yorton and Kelly asking you to search for the next Gilda Radner, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert or Tina Fey in your mailroom. The intent behind their book, Yes, And, is to demonstrate that…
  • A Conversation with Leadership Expert Stephen Young

    Hannah Litman
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:41 am
    Stephen Young, author of the top-selling book, Micromessaging: Why Great Leadership is Beyond Words, is Senior Partner of Insight Education Systems, a management consulting firm specializing in leadership and organizational development services. As a recognized leader in his field, the former Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer at JPMorgan Chase frequently consults with senior executives and the management teams of numerous Fortune 500 companies, and businesses worldwide. Indeed, his widely acclaimed seminar MicroInequities: The Power of Small™ has been embraced by over 15% of…
  • An Interview with New York Times Bestselling Author Brian Souza

    Hannah Litman
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:19 am
    Brian Souza is the New York Times bestselling author of The Weekly Coaching Conversation, as well as the critically acclaimed Become Who You Were Born To Be. Today, the founder and president of ProductivityDrivers, is a much sought after keynote speaker, and a highly acclaimed thought leader whose work has been featured in dozens of newspapers and magazines around the world including The European Business Review, Fast Company, and Success Magazine. Indeed, Brian’s achievements and accolades are highly impressive and they become even more so when you realize that he juggles them while…
  • Bill Gates’s Favorite Books – Inspired by Last Week’s TED Conference

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

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

  • Structural Change: Decentralization

    Frank Diana
    27 May 2015 | 2:17 pm
    I had the pleasure of joining The Digital World with Game Changers radio program for the second time this year. Joining me as panelists were Futurist Gray Scott and SAP Innovation Evangelist Timo Elliott. First, kudos to program host Bonnie D. Graham for doing a wonderful job keeping the discussion energized and interesting. The title […]
  • Disruptive Power Lies at the Intersections

    Frank Diana
    18 May 2015 | 5:36 am
    When I first started using the term “Combinatorial”, people thought I was making words up. Although I’d like to take credit for the word, I first came across it when reading The Second Machine Age, a fascinating book by Andrew McAfee and Eric Brynjolfsson. I remember thinking that it was a perfect word to capture […]
  • Is Any Industry Safe From disruption?

    Frank Diana
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    I recently dipped my toe into the Metals and Mining waters and walked away with the reinforcement that every industry is susceptible to disruption. There has long been a feeling that non-digital industries are safe from the power of disruption. In a recent piece on a New Economic Paradigm, this topic is explored in greater […]
  • Exponential and Combinatorial

    Frank Diana
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:59 am
    Futurist Gerd Leonhard continues to talk about exponential progression and its impact on the world. In this recent short video, Gerd uses the Exponential and Combinatorial slide that anchors the organization evolution story. Listen to Gerd’s perspective on this emerging paradigm shift.
  • Exponential Organizations

    Frank Diana
    1 Apr 2015 | 10:48 am
    Starting in 2011, I focused on the notion of a digital enterprise – a metaphor for the type of organization that is required to survive the massive paradigm shift that lies ahead. In 2013, the focus expanded to analyze disruptive scenarios and the emerging ecosystems and platforms that would give life to those scenarios. There […]
 
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    Wylie Communications, Inc.

  • Do you give journalists a headache?

    Ann Wylie
    23 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Make their lives easier with multimedia pitchesNearly seven in 10 journalists believe their jobs have gotten harder over the past five years, according to a 2014 survey by media platform ISEBOX.It’s tough out there! Journalists are working harder, according to an ISEBOX survey.You don’t want to be part of that problem, do you?Here’s how to avoid being a journalist’s worst nightmare:1. DO the math.Most journalists produce at least five articles per week. (Two in 10 write more than 10 articles a week.) But they receive at least 20 pitches a week.What sets your pitch…
  • Please remember this

    Ann Wylie
    16 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    A click is just a click … a share is just a shareThe other day, I was discussing ROI with a group of ridiculously talented, impossibly young PR pros in their first year at a big agency. They report ROI to their clients in clicks, shares and likes.What’s in a click? This is a mouse. It is only a mouse. It cannot read your blog post. It cannot buy your products, services, programs and ideas. Image by Felix Padrosa“As a business owner,” I told them, “if I invest a dollar in your services, I want to receive my dollar back, plus a quarter. That’s a return on…
  • Big stories, tiny words

    Ann Wylie
    9 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The Times’ word length averages 4.9 charactersWhen I recommend to my clients that they limit their word length to 5 characters per word, they roll their eyes and chortle.Word to the wise Don’t overwhelm readers with long words.But when I tell them I know they can do it, because The New York Times does it every day, they sit up and take note. (The Wall Street Journal also accomplishes this feat, day after day, rarely rubbing its head against the 5-character ceiling.)And that’s important. Because every syllable you include adds a fraction of a second of processing time. Those…
  • Paint word pictures

    Ann Wylie
    2 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    ‘You’ll have your hand on your head with a knot under it’My grandma and namesake, Annie B. Vrana, was an Oklahoma farm woman and one of the most colorful people I’ve known. When she spoke, she painted pictures in your head.In living color Make your message more vivid with colorful language. Image by FuturillaWhat I didn’t know then that I do know now is that word pictures increase understanding. Because Grandma talked in pictures, we could literally “see” what she was saying.Here are some of my favorite Grandmaisms. See how she made concepts concrete…
  • Length matters

    Ann Wylie
    25 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    In B2B emails, longer subject lines work betterYou’ve read it again and again: Subject lines of 50 characters or less outperform longer ones. Turns out that may be wrong, at least for business-to-business emails.Or so says Adestra, a U.K.-based email service provider. It recently analyzed a random sample of more than 1 billion emails to learn what works — and what doesn’t — in subject lines.Among the findings:1. More is more.According to the study, subject lines of:90 characters and more produced the highest response rates.30 characters or less also performed well.30…
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    BBC News - Home

  • Health board 'almost unmanageable'

    29 May 2015 | 3:39 am
    Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board is "on the brink of an absolute crisis" after a damning report claimed patients at a mental health unit were treated like animals.
  • Cameron and Merkel holding EU talks

    29 May 2015 | 3:37 am
    David Cameron is holding face-to-face talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to persuade her to back him over EU reforms.
  • Carmichael campaign to lodge papers

    29 May 2015 | 3:35 am
    Campaigners hoping to overturn the election of Orkney and Shetland MP Alistair Carmichael head to the Court of Session in Edinburgh to lodge legal papers.
  • Hartley to be dropped for World Cup

    29 May 2015 | 3:33 am
    Hooker Dylan Hartley is set to be dropped from England's World Cup training squad after his latest disciplinary breach.
  • Boy arrested over two knife murders

    29 May 2015 | 3:33 am
    A 16-year-old boy is arrested over the murders of a man and a Saudi woman who were repeatedly stabbed in separate attacks in Colchester.
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    ASEAN UP

  • Malaysia’s economic plan 2016-2020

    ASEAN UP
    27 May 2015 | 12:15 pm
    The Malaysian government has released its eleventh economic development plan for the years 2016 to 2020. With ambitious economic objectives, the plan sets targets and defines some economic policies that will be implemented in the coming years, with the ultimate goal to make Malaysia a high income economy by 2020. Malaysia to become an advanced economy by 2020 The eleventh … Continue reading Malaysia’s economic plan 2016-2020 → The post Malaysia’s economic plan 2016-2020 appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • Insights on the Philippine economy from Ayala CEO

    ASEAN UP
    25 May 2015 | 10:46 am
    After years of slump, the Philippines is now one of the fastest growing countries in Asia. Multinational and local corporations are benefiting from strong macroeconomics and large untapped market to seize growth opportunities. Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala shares his views on opportunities and challenges of the Philippines. Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala is the … Continue reading Insights on the Philippine economy from Ayala CEO → The post Insights on the Philippine economy from Ayala CEO appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • 10 top bloggers from Thailand

    ASEAN UP
    22 May 2015 | 1:20 am
    A popular destination for tourists from around the world, Thailand is an unending source of inspiration for numerous travel bloggers. Yet, with several other national peculiarities and resolute interest for modernity, many good blogs in English on various topics do come out from the Land of Smile. Here are a few great ones. Top blogs in … Continue reading 10 top bloggers from Thailand → The post 10 top bloggers from Thailand appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • How to write a great resume and cover letter

    ASEAN UP
    18 May 2015 | 11:12 am
    Getting your resume and cover letter read by a recruiter is the first step towards getting a job. Yet before that, your resume and cover letter will have to convince the recruiter you are worth interviewing. To help you land this interview, here are 2 presentations that will guide you to create a successful resume and cover … Continue reading How to write a great resume and cover letter → The post How to write a great resume and cover letter appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • Overview of healthcare in Southeast Asia

    ASEAN UP
    14 May 2015 | 12:33 pm
    With a growing population and personal disposable income, the healthcare sector is looking very attractive in Southeast Asia. Healthcare expenditure is still low but steadily growing, and though the quality of services provided is uneven between the different countries, it is also improving throughout the region. It is strongly advised to view this presentation in … Continue reading Overview of healthcare in Southeast Asia → The post Overview of healthcare in Southeast Asia appeared first on ASEAN UP.
 
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    Problem Kids Blog

  • Getting Inside A Teenage Brain – 8 Facts You Must Know

    Robert Locke
    2 May 2015 | 12:40 pm
    “The young are heated by Nature as drunken men by wine.”- Aristotle You know the scenario better than I do. A pile of clothes on the bedroom floor which has been there a long time or breaking the speed limit. Teenagers can be anything from moody, impulsive, verbally abusive, reckless, to being downright maddening and disrespectful. Getting inside the teenage brain is absolutely crucial to coming to terms with all this. Who are the experts on all this teenage brain stuff? One parent of teens (they are now in their twenties) is Frances Jensen who was not only a parent but also a…
  • Easier Pill Taking For Kids – 15 Tips For Parents.

    Robert Locke
    21 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    “And a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down, the medicine go down…” Mary Poppins Is Mary Poppins’ advice enough to make pill taking easier for kids, you might wonder? It appears from research that this is quite a common problem – about 40% – 50% of kids really do have difficulty in taking the standard capsules and pills. The reasons are manifold: fear of nasty tasting medicine parental pressure fear of discomfort put off by size of pills and capsules kids’ age and development associated with negativity and anxiety Pill Taking Easier For Kids. Rather than telling the…
  • Dealing With ADHD Kids – Straight Talk To Help You Cope

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

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

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

  • Try to succeed. Don’t try not to fail. What makes you keep trying?

    Charlie Mundi
    26 May 2015 | 7:39 pm
    I want to present you with a challenge, right now. If you have failed more than once, but are still trying, I want to know what it is that makes you keep trying. It is very important to me that I know this. Read this very short article, and then let me know by sending [...] The post Try to succeed. Don’t try not to fail. What makes you keep trying? appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • You won’t make money with Backpage. It’s not going to happen.

    Charlie Mundi
    26 Apr 2015 | 8:44 pm
    If you’re Posting ads on Backpage to sell your product online, stop wasting your time. This is not going to make you any money. Here is the reason. Backpage is for Marketers, not Customers Over the last two days, I placed over 500 ads on Backpage. I got responses, in fact, about two hundred. [...] The post You won’t make money with Backpage. It’s not going to happen. appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • 14 things to do that will get you AAA Credit Rating in 30 Days

    Charlie Mundi
    25 Apr 2015 | 4:01 am
    In a previous article, I showed you 12 reasons you should never use a Credit Repair Agency. Now, I’m going to show you 14 things to do that will establish AAA Credit Rating in 30 Days. Many people who have experienced credit problems are familiar with these actions. The problem is, not everyone knows how [...] The post 14 things to do that will get you AAA Credit Rating in 30 Days appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • 12 reasons you should never use a Credit Repair Agency

    Charlie Mundi
    24 Apr 2015 | 2:29 am
    The timing could not be better. Today, many people are having problems with their credit. You already know how important a good credit rating is. If you don’t have good credit, you must act quickly, and do something to correct the situation. This is the first of two articles that will help you Repair Your [...] The post 12 reasons you should never use a Credit Repair Agency appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • 7 ways to make your website a powerful 24 hour cash machine

    Charlie Mundi
    23 Apr 2015 | 3:16 am
    How would you like to generate cash and profits from your website like you never thought possible? You can do it, you know. It’s all in how you communicate with people. These people are your visitors, and the ones who are the most important. They will determine how successful your website will be. This article [...] The post 7 ways to make your website a powerful 24 hour cash machine appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
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    FastUpFront Small Business Blog

  • Are You Prepared for the Credit Card Fraud Liability Shift?

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

    Gary Barzel
    13 May 2015 | 2:07 pm
    When it comes to the ins and outs of small business financing, many small business owners are in the dark. According to a recent QuickBooks survey,  more than 40 percent of small business owners consider themselves financially illiterate. With so many small business owners not understanding even the fundamentals of business finance, it is little … Continue reading 5 Big Myths About Small Business Financing
  • 6 Tips to Bring Your Small Business into Global Markets

    Gary Barzel
    6 May 2015 | 2:14 pm
    The internet and the push for globalization may have made the world a smaller place, but expanding your small business’ operations into new international markets is no small undertaking. If it is not approached in the right way, your efforts to go global could severely disrupt your business activities in your home market and ultimately … Continue reading 6 Tips to Bring Your Small Business into Global Markets
  • How Do You Measure Your Customer Service?

    Gary Barzel
    1 May 2015 | 2:08 pm
    Your customer service team is the face of your business. Yet, measuring the effectiveness of your customer service and how it fits into the the overall customer experience can be tricky. This is due to the fact that it is a very subjective variable based on your customers’ expectations and the impressions your business is … Continue reading How Do You Measure Your Customer Service?
  • 7 Ways to Quickly Re-Set a Bad Business Day

    Gary Barzel
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:55 am
    It happens to the best of us. You get up in the morning and hit your head, or you kid throws a tantrum, or you don’t feel well, or, perhaps you just woke up on the wrong side of the bed. We all have those “off days.” While there is a certain level of acceptance … Continue reading 7 Ways to Quickly Re-Set a Bad Business Day
 
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    GA Blog

  • Web Design Circuit: Coding Color in CSS

    Circuits Team
    27 May 2015 | 4:13 pm
    The Web Design Circuit is a 12-week online course where students learn how to code and design websites with the help of a mentor. Watch the above video to hear more information about the course and get a sample design and coding lesson. Secure your spot in the next instance of Web Design Circuit by enrolling now, or visit us at ga.co/webdesign for more information. The post Web Design Circuit: Coding Color in CSS appeared first on GA Blog.
  • Why UX Designers and Developers Should Become BFFs

    Hannah Atkin
    26 May 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Although UX designers and developers may bring different skill sets to the table, at the end of the day, we are all trying to create the best experience for the user— and it’s when we put our creative minds together that we can achieve the most remarkable outcomes. While at some companies the role of designer and developer are one in the same, at many others, the two roles must work both simultaneous and congruently. The relationship between designer and developer can thrive if you remember to focus on the following: Communication Agile processes Learn (some) code Proximity Empathy…
  • From Corporate to Creative: How One UX Specialist Designed Her Future

    melanie
    26 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Two years after completing her transition from Big 4 accountant to UX designer, GA alumni Anindita Saha is fully immersed in the wide world of UX and the Hong Kong tech and startup community. Meet Anindita. As with most passion projects, it started with a seemingly impossible task. In Anindita’s case, she was to take on an internal project to digitize a company process and design the software to support it. At the time, Anindita was an accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers but this project inspired her. “I loved designing something that could bring so much value to other people’s lives.
  • Three Marketing Analytics Tools You Should Already Be Using

    Kevin Sandlin
    23 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    The world of digital marketing is all about the numbers. We conduct experiments and measure them against our goals using the metrics and analytics tools that enable us to learn and get better at our craft. There are many tools out there, some free and some paid, but the easiest tools to access, use, and learn from are completely free. These are marketing analytics tools that you should be using today. Google Analytics Google Analytics is a free service available from Google, because Google wants us to know what’s happening on our web and mobile properties so we can see the impact of great…
  • Instructor Spotlight: Life-long Coder Teaches WDI In Chicago

    General Assembly
    22 May 2015 | 11:14 am
    James Traver is a WDI instructor in Chicago. Having learned programming on his own from a very young age, James enjoying helping his students avoid the pitfalls that he endured as a new developer. How did you get into web development yourself? My grandfather encouraged me to get into computers at a young age. I was really interested in creating video games at the time; my first experience with code at all was trying to modify the QBasic “Gorillas” app (where you throw bananas at your enemy). During the modem era I learned HTML and inline styling thanks to Netscape Composer and…
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    Working Capital Review

  • Is Your PE Portfolio Too Big, Too Small or Just Right?

    PERACS
    28 May 2015 | 3:00 am
    Any investor seeks to not only mitigate risk but gain exposure to potential outperforming returns through diversification of one’s portfolio. It’s a primary reason institutional investors seek out private equity. They take on the asset class’ inherent illiquidity and other associated risks by committing to a number of funds or perhaps seek diversity through a fund of funds vehicle. As investors look to both maximize returns and mitigate risk, is there an ideal number of investments that investors should maintain in their portfolio? A recent research study conducted by PERACS’ Oliver…
  • Conversation with Wharton’s Howard Kunreuther: The Business of Insurance

    Chris Riback
    27 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Working Capital Conversations: Leading thinkers, practitioners and experts discuss the ideas that drive global business. Many of us spent our recent Memorial Day weekend not only welcoming summer and paying respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, but also we kept an eye on Texas and Oklahoma. You surely know: Devastating tornadoes and storms caused widespread damage and terrible flooding: At least 14 people died, and more are missing; Houston officials declared an emergency at the highest level of its four-tiered emergency management system; schools and businesses…
  • Building Businesses that Make a Difference

    Taegan Goddard
    26 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Knowledge@Wharton has a fascinating interview with social entrepreneur Joey Hundert about his long experience promoting business ventures that both make money and make the world a better place. From the interview: I define social entrepreneurship, or social venture, as a company or venture, nonprofit or otherwise, that has a social impact baked right into the product, or right into the value they seek to offer society. Not like, “Hey, on occasion, with 1% of our profits, we do this thing for helping people out.” To me, that’s too minor. More so, it’s, “Well, every time you buy this,…
  • Reframing the Nation’s Infrastructure Problem

    Taegan Goddard
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Rosabeth Moss Kanter writes in the Harvard Business Review that American business needs to reframe the narrative around the nation’s crumbling infrastructure in order to “craft a vision to stimulate new actions.” “Repairing America’s deteriorating infrastructure – crumbling bridges, congested highways, outmoded airports and train tracks, crowded runways – is important, but not enough. Transportation infrastructure must be renewed and reinvented. Systems conceived and built 50-60 years ago should be reimagined for the 20th century, whether high speed trains,…
  • Getting the CEO Transition Wrong Can Be Costly

    Taegan Goddard
    21 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    A new Strategy & Business study finds that costs “can mount quickly when the chief executive officer of a large company is fired or departs suddenly without an obvious internal replacement.” “The typical seven-figure severance package and six-figure retainer for an executive search firm are just the beginning. Board members might have to fly in on short notice for an emergency meeting. A small army of professionals — all of whom charge by the hour — begins to mobilize: communications consultants and employment lawyers, movers and relocation experts. The longer the…
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    Small Business Tips

  • How To Unleash The Hidden Power of Networking Part 2

    Gstargell
    23 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    How To Unleash The Hidden Power of Networking: Putting The Work In Network We had covered a lot of things in regards in the first part of the series. If you have not read it, then you would need to click here to go it. Now we will continue with more tips and insight on How To Unleash The Hidden Power of Networking.   How To Unleash The Hidden Power of Networking: Where And When Are Meetings Likely To Be Held?   Formal networking events can be held over breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast sessions are popular because it allows business owners to start the day on a positive note,…
  • How To Unleash The Hidden Power of Networking Part 1

    Gstargell
    16 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    How To Unleash The Hidden Power of Networking: Understand The Power We all make use of traditional forms of getting new business in – advertising, direct mail, brochures etc but networking is one form of marketing which, has been under-utilized. Until now that is. Small business owners are finally beginning to under stand the power of networking and what it can do for their sales figures. How To Unleash The Hidden Power of Networking: But What Is Networking? In its most basic form, it’s word-of-mouth advertising but originated by you, not your customers. It involves taking every…
  • Cool Free Ways To Increasing Traffic To Your Website

    Gstargell
    9 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Cool Free Ways To Increasing Traffic To Your Website: Drive Traffic To Your Site There are all kinds of ways to generate traffic on a web site, but unluckily, many of them cost a lot of money. For those just starting out in business or trying to build one up without investing a lot of capital, this can be a problem. There are a few ways to increase web site traffic for free. Cool Free Ways To Increasing Traffic To Your Website Way 1: Posting Posting links to a web site on bulletin boards, in chat rooms, on peer-to-peer sites and so on can also assist increase traffic. This way to increase web…
  • Manifesting And Attracting Greatness In Your Life

    Gstargell
    2 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Manifesting And Attracting Greatness In Your Life: Start The Transformation Do you want to have powerful life changing transformation in your life? Sometimes the manifesting process can see a bit daunting. Manifesting And Attracting Greatness In Your Life: Just Three Simple Steps One minute you are told that all you ever need are 3 simple steps but even after applying those steps you realize that something else is missing. Manifesting And Attracting Greatness In Your Life Step 1: The Manifesting Secret That Few People Know You have tried visualization, you have tried affirmations, you have…
  • Broken Record Comedy Show-Entering History

    Gstargell
    25 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    Broken Record Comedy Show-Entering History: The Story Began Two guys came up with the idea to attempt the World Record for longest comedy show. These guys are Chad Riden and D.J. Buckley. It started with an appeal for support through Indiegogo. I was one of the supporters that enabled me to have a spot on the show. Broken Record Comedy Show-Entering History: Let The Show Go On Beginning noon April 12th, Nashville StandUp attempted to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for “LONGEST STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW – MULTIPLE COMEDIANS” at The East Room in Nashville, TN. This non-stop stand-up…
 
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    Hiring For Success

  • How IT is changing the recruitment game

    Ciaran Ryan
    25 May 2015 | 3:37 am
    One sector of the economy that never seems to disappoint is IT. The rate of development in this sector places fresh demands for new skills on IT-related employers – something that has remained more or less constant for the last two decades. Pauline Michell, specialist recruitment consultant at PCS, gives us an update on trends in IT recruitment. Pauline points out that candidates have a much broader universe of potential job prospects from which to choose, thanks to social media and online search capabilities. But for employers, there is no substitute for carefully vetted and…
  • Construction sector turns the corner

    Ciaran Ryan
    4 May 2015 | 4:35 pm
    Bev Stone, specialist recruiter in Construction at PCS, offers the following insight into trends and developments in this sector. Q: Bev, what are the three main things you look for in a candidate?  Bev: Stability, worked for reputable firms and good references. It’s pretty simple and not much has changed in this regard when it comes to recruitment. Q: If you look back over the last 5 years, what would you say and the main changes you have noticed in the recruitment business?   Bev: There are more individuals that specialise in recruitment without the relevant degree or hands on…
  • Morale surges in the hospitality sector

    Ciaran Ryan
    4 May 2015 | 4:28 pm
    Angela Aveyard, specialist recruiter in the Hospitality & Legal sector at PCS, took us through some of the developments in this sector. Interesting to note is the buoyancy of the sector this year compared to last, and recruitment demand appears to be back to where it was pre-recession. Q: How has 2015 been so far in terms of recruitment in your section?  Angela: This year has started off well and continues to uptrend compared to previous years. March was a particularly good month for us in terms of number of placements and placement fee. I think it is going to be an exciting year ahead…
  • Book review: Zero to one by Peter Thiel

    Ciaran Ryan
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:33 pm
    Renowned entrepreneur Peter Thiel is worth listening to. He is a founder of PayPal and the data analytics firm Palantir, and has some refreshing ideas for entrepreneurs and those who want to get ahead in life. Here’s the one stand-out idea from Thiel: if you want to start a business, make it a monopoly. “Competition is for losers,” he declares. Companies like Google and Facebook are essentially monopolies. What competition they do have is almost irrelevant.  The idea should be so unique that the competition is always 20 steps behind. “The perfect target market for a start-up is a…
  • 6 things you need to know for remote working

    Ciaran Ryan
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:40 am
    Whether you are working from home full time, living life as a road warrior or simply working the occasional day away from the office, you will be more effective if you have the right digital infrastructure for remote work. Here is a list of practical tools that can make your job a lot easier. 1. Your own hotspot: You cannot be dependent on the vagaries of coffee shop Wi-Fi, so make sure you have a way of producing your own internet connection anywhere, anytime. That could be as simple as tethering to your phone, and using it as your backup connection, or buying a USB stick from your wireless…
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    Business Banter

  • 10 Top Direct Mail Marketing Tips From An Expert

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

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

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

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

    Shameer Shah
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:27 am
    There is no way, I could have watched this video and not shared it with you. Life motivation that you will want to playback over and over. If it doesn’t change your perspective immediately, then I’m sure you will move on and probably not come back to this page. And that’s OK, as in that […] The post Life Motivation: Believe In Yourself appeared first on Business Banter.
 
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    The Lab

  • The Growth of Micromarket Kiosks

    Olea Kiosks
    19 May 2015 | 10:00 am
    The post The Growth of Micromarket Kiosks appeared first on The Lab.
  • Biometric Scanners – The Future of Kiosk Security Is Now!

    Olea Kiosks
    7 May 2015 | 10:45 am
    Biometric security is on a rapid growth curve, and the market for biometric scanning devices is expected to reach $13.8 billion in 2015>[1].  Traditionally, biometric security methods have been employed by government agencies, but with the use of biometric security in consumer devices, such as smart phones and laptop computers, the consumer sector is starting […] The post Biometric Scanners – The Future of Kiosk Security Is Now! appeared first on The Lab.
  • Olea Kiosks® – Built to Last and Service Second to None!

    Olea Kiosks
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:20 pm
    For over 37 years, Olea Kiosks has been building cutting-edge, industry-leading, American-made kiosks that are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA. Olea has long taken pride in brandishing the “American Made” label on all of our kiosks. In addition, all of our engineers, welders, designers, and painters are all skilled artists who take pride […] The post Olea Kiosks® – Built to Last and Service Second to None! appeared first on The Lab.
  • Self Check-out Kiosks & Apple Pay

    Olea Kiosks
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Consumers are becoming increasingly comfortable with conducting transactions on their smartphones and other mobile devices, as evidenced by the rapid growth of Apple Pay since its launch in October 2014. With the expected continued expansion of Apple Pay in 2015, it is important that self-service checkout systems, such as interactive retail kiosks, are outfitted with […] The post Self Check-out Kiosks & Apple Pay appeared first on The Lab.
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    Open Door HR

  • Getting the Best Out of Your Interns

    Judy Lindenberger
    8 May 2015 | 12:05 pm
    During my fourteen years of business I have been approached by several college students looking for an unpaid internship. Each relationship provided my business with great rewards. But it’s not a one way street. Five tips for getting the best out of your interns:   Ask why they want to be an intern and have them provide you with one to three goals that they want to achieve by working with you. Conduct a reference check on your intern just as you would for an employee. Put your agreement in writing. Come up with a few projects that will help them meet their goals and provide value to…
  • Five Essential Traits for HR Professionals

    Judy Lindenberger
    28 Apr 2015 | 10:22 am
    If you are hiring someone to work in HR, here are the traits that, based on my years of experience in the field, I think are necessary for success. Risk management Your HR professional must be up to date on legal requirements, advise you regarding employment practices and policies, and have the backbone to stand up for what is best for the organization. Confidentiality A lot of what happens in HR is confidential – hiring, firing, disciplinary actions, compensation, performance reviews, etc. Your HR consultant must be trusted to keep that information completely confidential. Interpersonal…
  • Advice for Entrepreneurs

    Judy Lindenberger
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:54 pm
    I started my HR consulting business in 2001 and was recently asked by Kabbage, a funding resource for entrepreneurs, if I could provide advice to struggling business owners so here some tips, based on my experience. First, do some soul searching to decide what it is you want to sell. Learn everything you can about the services or products you will be offering. I thought I wanted to have a business selling home-made bread but once I realized that would require getting up by 5 am and lifting 50 pound sacks of flour regularly, I rethought my original idea and went for something I know well and…
  • Outsource HR to Protect and Grow Your Financial Firm

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

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

  • Turkish Professionals Engage in Interactive Session

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

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

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

    DRI International
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:45 pm
    The International Glossary for Resiliency is now available in English, Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish! The objectives of maintaining a comprehensive glossary are: to promote a common set of universal terms to reduce confusion and remove inconsistencies between parties to facilitate coordination to provide a standard translation of technical terms specific to the profession. To access, please log into MyDRI.
  • The Euro Exit Crisis: Get Current on this Currency Conundrum and its Continuity Concerns

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

  • Spotlight on DRI Malaysia

    DRI International
    4 May 2015 | 1:47 pm
    DRI Malaysia was established in 2006 to promote and complement DRI International in the region and has been rapidly growing ever since.  We would like to take this opportunity to highlight DRI Malaysia’s important presence in Thrive! and critical service to the business continuity community in Asia. Member-Get-Together-Activities On April 2, DRI Malaysia held a successful MGTA to discuss flooding along the eastern coast. The program can be found here and photos can be found here. Articles Thrive! Asia has recently added articles originally published by DRI Malaysia.  Topics covered…
  • Support The Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund!

    DRI International
    28 Apr 2015 | 7:11 am
    Support The Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund! The DRI Foundation is calling all continuity professionals, and their organizations, to donateto the Foundation’s Nepal Relief Fund, part of our Donations after Disasters program. We pledge that every penny donated will go directly to relief and recovery efforts. There is strength and solidarity in numbers. By combining our donations, we will send a message of support, help, and hope from our community to those in need. For more information, please visit the DRI Foundation.
  • Public-Private Partnerships Essential to Resilience in Japan and Beyond

    DRI International
    3 Apr 2015 | 1:24 pm
    DRI International is proud to have participated in the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan.  The event was a resounding success for all involved. Following their participation, DRI has released a white paper titled “Public-Private Partnerships are essential to attaining the next level of resilience in Japan and the greater global community.”  To download the paper for free, please visit the Library of MyDRI. To learn more about the conference, please browse the following resources from the UN: The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk…
  • IT/DR and the Ostrich Syndrome

    DRI International
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:58 pm
    Presentations from DRI2015 are now available in MyDRI. Thrive! Asia is highlighting “IT/DR and the Ostrich Syndrome: Lessons Learned in India, Applied Everywhere!” presented by Rakesh Pande of DRI India.  The panel provides information on creating a more efficient global travel process. The view the presentation (and others from DRI2015) please visit our library on MyDRI (access is free)! While there, be sure to look through our many other resources for resilience professionals.    
  • BC Project Management, the cost of Disaster Recovery, “Selling” Business Continuity, and more!

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

  • Networking with DRI Istanbul

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

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

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

    DRI International
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:33 pm
    Presentations from DRI2015 are now available in MyDRI. Thrive! MEA is highlighting “Implementing Effective Travel Management During Major Global Incidents,” the presentation from a panel including Chris Summerrow, Mike Janko, and Frank Slater.  The panel provides information on creating a more efficient global travel process. The view the presentation (and others from DRI2015) please visit our library on MyDRI (access is free)! While there, be sure to look through our many other resources for resilience professionals.
  • A Guide to Arabic Business Continuity Terms

    DRI International
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:20 pm
    The International Glossary for Resiliency is now available in Arabic! The objectives of maintaining a comprehensive glossary are: to promote a common set of universal terms to reduce confusion and remove inconsistencies between parties to facilitate coordination to provide a standard translation of technical terms specific to the profession. To access, please log into MyDRI.
 
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    Common Sense Development

  • In the Storm: Does God Really Care?

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

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

    Mark Zarr
    9 Apr 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Marketing is all about finding people interested in what you have to offer, nothing more and certainly nothing less. The bottom line is that you can’t sell anything, no matter how good you are at selling, or how great your product is, or how efficient your supply chain is, if no one walks into your store, finds your website, or gives you a call. The post Marketing: A Misunderstood Word appeared first on Common Sense Development.
  • The Power of Business to Change the World

    Mark Zarr
    2 Apr 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Yes, business literally can and has changed the whole world, but I am more worried about changing someone else’s world. Every day, I have the opportunity to walk into peoples lives and make a positive impact in their world. The post The Power of Business to Change the World appeared first on Common Sense Development.
  • A Life in Conflict: Finding Joy in Our Purpose.

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

  • What Are You Actually Selling? Hint, It’s Not a Product

    Contributor
    27 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Did you know an online shopper decides within 90 seconds whether he or she is going to buy from you? That’s right, you have a minute and a half to make a first impression and either convert the sale or lose it. According to Vouchercloud, over 92% of online shoppers say visuals are the most influential factors affecting a purchasing decision. When we begin to think about those visuals and how they affect the psychology of a potential customer, we often think only of the nuts and bolts of the website: Should I use a homepage slider or a “hero” image? Where should my call-to-action go? Is…
  • Why and How to Add Fashion Podcasts to Your Content Creation

    Pam Sahota
    26 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    Have you played around with Podcasts yet?  I know, it’s not all that appealing because there are no visuals, yand you’re in fashion. It’s all about visuals. But still, you should consider getting involved in a podcast or two. Podcasts are no longer un-cool content. They’re inspiring, engaging, and great for on-the-go consumption. Just think about SERIAL and how it gained momentum. If it sounds vaguely familiar but you’re not quite sure what it’s all about, here’s the deal: It was a weekly podcast that was so suspenseful and well done that people got…
  • Fashion Business Owner Musings: Stop Doing What You Think You’re Supposed To Do

    Nicole Giordano
    22 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    It wasn’t until about a year ago that I stopped doing what I thought I was supposed to do to make my business successful. That is, what everyone else says you’re supposed to do. Do you know what I mean? I’m not necessarily talking about advice. I’m talking more about all the rules. The things that everyone says you’re allowed to do as a business owner and everything they say you’re not allowed to do. And by everyone I mean, customers and business advisers and “experts” and coaches and social media followers and … During a past fashion business owner musing,…
  • 5 Fashion Business Marketing Ideas for Small Budgets

    Nicole Giordano
    20 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    When someone tells you that you need to be “marketing your fashion business”, I imagine you start to get a little annoyed.  Mainly because, duh, of course you need to be marketing. You are. At least, you’re trying to. It feels a little overwhelming sometimes. There are so many brands out there trying to get attention. It can seem like you’re just one of many- spouting your message, hoping someone will pay attention. And, well, you are. That is pretty accurate assessment of the situation, unfortunately. But that doesn’t mean that the work you do to marketing…
  • 3 Areas of Your Fashion Business That Are Often Ignored But Shouldn’t Be

    Nicole Giordano
    18 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    As much as we would all love it to be true, running a fashion business is not simply made up of designing collections, organizing photo shoots, and producing shows. (Though wouldn’t that be awesome?). No, most of what we all spend our time doing is the other stuff.  Those things that are not really at all appealing but still manage to tap us on the shoulder, reminding us to pay attention. Having a solid foundation in your business includes a lot. There’s the operational aspects, the research, the branding, and so much more. There tend to be three areas of fashion business…
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    Center for Business Modeling

  • Capturing Value in Nontraditional Ways

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

    Patty Tomsky
    13 May 2015 | 2:15 pm
    How to tell your company’s story to inspire trust, remain agile to customer needs In Seth Godin’s recent blog, he says: “My take for the last 15 years is that marketing is merely storytelling and promise making/keeping, and in fact, everything the organization does is at some level, marketing.” I couldn’t agree more. But how can a new company or an existing company ensure that they’re telling the right stories and making promises they can keep? Using The Center for Business Modeling Business Planning Framework will help. And the best thing about it is that it is an iterative…
  • How to Validate Your B2B Go-to-Market Plan

    Christopher Ryan
    28 Apr 2015 | 12:47 pm
    What are we selling? This is where we determine the specifics of our offering, not just in terms of product features and functionality, but also in terms of uses, pricing, messaging and offers. Following the minimum viable product (MVP) strategy, we create as little of the product as necessary to prove its economic viability. In fact, there are ways to do this without actually building the product, which I will explain in a future article. Who are we selling it to? At this stage, we do persona mapping — determining the demographics and psychographics (personal and business) of who we think…
  • Three Ways to Disrupt Your Business Model

    Patty Tomsky
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:32 am
    Technology is no longer the key disruptor: Your Business Model is—So it “better be good” David Skok is one of my favorite business writers because he tends to change the way I think about my business. He helps bring new ideas to entrepreneurs like me, who barely have time to do our jobs — let alone keep up with the latest in business model innovation. I know when I visit a Skok blog or SlideShare, I’m not wasting my time. Take this recent statement from David in a SlideShare titled, “Business Model Innovation: The New Trigger for Great Start Ups”: “Unlike in the past where…
  • How to Find Your Total Addressable Market

    Orinna Weaver
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Businesses love talking about total addressable market because it’s exciting for them to see the available opportunity for their product or service. So exciting, in fact, that they often clammer to craft specific campaigns or shift messaging around new potential markets. However, if this is done hastily or without thorough research, it can turn into a waste of time and resources. Determine Your Ideal Customer Profile To find your total addressable market, you first need to determine your ideal customer profile, then find look-a-likes that accurately fit the mold. Determining which data are…
 
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    Newsweaver

  • Agenda Announced | Newsweaver IC Conference

    Claire Bergin
    27 May 2015 | 6:24 am
    With only a week to go until the Newsweaver IC Conference – have you booked your place? We have put together an exciting program for this year’s Newsweaver IC Conference, one that will educate and inspire attendees and that will see you leaving with strategic tips and actions to implement in your organization. Some of the sessions that you can look forward to are: Stephanie Davies, Laughology CEO We are thrilled to announce that Stephanie Davies from Laughology will be delivering the keynote session at the event. The Laughology approach uses a mix of behavioral and positive psychology…
  • Top Tips for Improving the Performance of Your Internal Email Campaigns

    Jamie Pert
    25 May 2015 | 3:59 pm
    Want to boost your open and click rates? Do you want your all employee announcement to be seen by as many people as possible? Here’s a quick and effective tip – Ask for permission to send from your CEO’s email address. We wanted to see how our customers could achieve the best open rate when communicating to all employees. Sending from the CEO was just one of the tips we identified. Having aggregated our customer statistics, the average open rate for general flyers sent to all employees was 58%. Flyers sent from the CEO to all employees achieved an open rate of 67%. That’s a…
  • IC Essentials Webinar Series – Channel Effectiveness

    Emma Hanley
    25 May 2015 | 12:45 pm
      denise shows you how to enhance Channel Effectiveness with email. Learn how email can play a significant and measurable role in encouraging the adoption of your intranet and social networks. She also shares tips and examples – so if you want to get the most out of your corporate email channel watch this short webinar. WATCH NOW The post IC Essentials Webinar Series – Channel Effectiveness appeared first on Newsweaver.
  • How can Internal Communications Increase Employee Retention?

    Claire O' Brien
    21 May 2015 | 4:16 am
    Brownout: The second ‘war for talent’ Brownout, a term also used to describe part of the life cycle of a star, has recently been blamed for the premature, unwanted departures of the high-performing CFO’s of Google, Uber and Apple.  Michael Kibler suggests that many high-performing executives are operating in a silent state of continual overwhelm, and the predictable consequence is disengagement. Kibler’s research with executives says they worry about: Feeling drained from continuous, 24/7 obligations. Physical deterioration due to years of sub-optimal sleep and self-care. Tenuous…
  • 10 quick tips to improve employee engagement on your intranet

    Claire O' Brien
    20 May 2015 | 10:13 am
    We need to talk about your intranet… Did you know that 93%[i] of internal communicators use an intranet to communicate corporate messages? But for many employees, accessing information on the company intranet is seen as the last resort. In a recent webinar with Sam Marshall of Clearbox Consulting, I learned from attendees just how big an issue intranet engagement is for most internal communicators. The good news is it doesn’t have to be this way! Having defined goals, a clear navigation structure, good design, and most importantly engaging and relevant content can transform your…
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    Securities & Going Public Lawyers

  • Securities Law & Going Public Attorneys

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

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    24 May 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Going Public LawyerThe SEC’s Enforcement Division conducts investigations pursuant to formal Orders of Investigation that authorize the staff of the Enforcement Division to seek the production of relevant information, either in the form of documents or witness testimony.  Although the SEC does not have prosecutoral powers, it often refers cases to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for criminal investigation. At times, the SEC and... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • Will My Regulation A Offering Be Integrated?

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    20 May 2015 | 11:45 am
    Going Public LawyerThe Regulation A offering integration rules prevent companies from improperly avoiding registration by dividing a single securities offering into multiple securities offerings to take advantage of Securities Act exemptions that would not be available for the combined offering. Recently amended Regulation A also known as Regulation A+ contains integration safe harbor provisions. Under Rule 251(c), a Regulation A+ offerings will not... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • Can Regulation A+ Be Used For a Shelf Offering?

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    19 May 2015 | 10:38 am
    Going Public LawyerAmended Regulation A or Regulation A+ allows issuers to conduct continuous or delayed offerings under pursuant to Rule 251(d)(3). Continuous or delayed offerings are also known as shelf offerings. Shelf offerings are often used in going public transactions to register shares held by selling stockholders.  This helps the issuer to satisfy FINRA’s shareholder requirements for a ticker symbol assignment. Rule 251(d)(3) allows... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • Receiver Appointed in North Dakota Developments Ponzi Scheme

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    19 May 2015 | 5:23 am
    Going Public LawyerWe’ve so far written twice about North Dakota Developments (“NDD”), a real estate Ponzi scheme operated by Daniel J. Hogan and Robert L. Gavin.  In the course of the scam, Gavin and Hogan, who are United Kingdom citizens, relieved investors of more than $62 million.  The pair persuaded their victims, many of them elderly and vulnerable, to purchase interests in... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
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    Atlanta Business Radio

  • Special Edition: Wrestlers in Business

    rhondachale
    28 May 2015 | 11:16 am
    Rob Larmore and Max Dean / Wrestlers in Business – Atlanta     
  • Spotlight on Sustainability

    rhondachale
    26 May 2015 | 11:51 am
    Howard Connell / Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business    Howard Connell is a professor at Georgia Tech where he’s also the Managing Director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business (part of the Scheller College of Business). The Center, which was launched in 2013, strives to “use the power of business, technology, and innovation to build a sustainable future.” He also develops and teaches courses at the intersection of business and sustainability at the undergraduate, MBA, and executive levels. A native of Atlanta and committed to making a difference…
  • Special Edition: Emprendedores Latinos USA

    rhondachale
    18 May 2015 | 2:26 pm
    César Restrepo / Emprendedores Latinos USA  ​César Restrepo, from Colombia is one of the founders of Emprendedores Latinos USA (Latino entrepreneurs of USA). His background and education in the arts has made of him a person with creativity and enthusiasm. In 2012, his life takes an unexpected turn when he decides to risk everything to become an entrepreneur. Since then, his vision has been to integrate the fragmented community of Latino entrepreneurs in the U.S. César has founded two companies since. One Voice Language Solutions, a company dedicated to the interpretation and translation…
  • Joe Tomaszewski with Carzilla and Guru Rao with nuVizz

    rhondachale
    11 May 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Joe Tomaszewski / Carzilla    Guru Rao / nuVizz, Inc.    Gururaj “Guru” Rao serves as the CEO of nuVizz, Inc., a mobile business software company based in Atlanta, GA. Guru Rao co-founded nuVizz in 2011 with the vision of helping enterprises accelerate their adoption of mobility. Guru Rao spent 20+ years working with medium and large enterprises around the world helping them leverage software solutions to run businesses better. He believes in putting the business processes in the front and leveraging technology to achieve better business results. Guru Rao graduated from one…
  • Spotlight on GSMA

    rhondachale
    7 May 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Marilyn Malpus / GSMA    
 
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    ALS Locksmith Blog

  • Most doors in the UK can be broken into in 15 SECONDS

    20 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    What is it all about? The standard euro cylinder lock which secures the vast majority of homes in the UK and Ireland have a major weakness, this can allow a burglar to gain quick and quiet access within 15 seconds This weakness has been known by Locksmiths, door manufacturers and the police for many years. A prominent locksmith went public in the newspapers in 2006, as did a West Yorkshire Police Inspector in 2009, due to the rising occurence of burglars using this technique “Lock Snapping” has become the preferred method of attack…
  • A.L.S. Locksmith Clydebank

    6 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    A.L.S. Locksmith Clydebank are experts in lock fitting, changes and UPVC door and window lock repairs. As a family run business we cater for our customers in a fast efficient and trust worthy manner. A.L.S. Locksmith Clydebank will never fit anything you don't need or carry out work that doesn't need to be carried out. A.L.S. Locksmith Clydebank Lock Change service A.L.S. Locksmith can replace you locks at short notice. If you have been burgled, lost your keys or had them stolen or just moved into a new residence we can be at your door on the day of the call to assist you in your lock…
  • New doors and windows a warning

    2 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    So you've found a company to replace your windows and doors. The price is great, so affordable and you like the way they look in the brochure. Time now to sit back and let the proffessionals take over. Nothing to worry about - right? Wrong Finding a company to replace your windows and doors is by no means a straight forward approach. There's the hard sell that spme companies will use like starting off with a very high price and then taking off 50%. This is just a sales ploy to grab your attention and bait you into buying. There's the companies that will say free quotes, 12 month to think it…
  • The key to a secure home is a professional locksmith

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

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

  • VIDEO: Live Anthrax Samples Mistakenly Shipped to Nine States

    Jadtecnic
    28 May 2015 | 6:12 pm
    Live Anthrax Samples Mistakenly Shipped to Nine States Officials are still investigating how live samples of anthrax were mistakenly shipped to nine states and South Korea. WSJ’s Julian Barnes reports. Photo: AP Thanks for checking us out. Please take a look at the rest of our videos and articles. To stay in the loop, bookmark our homepage.  Ironfx Global Review IronFX is the award-winning Global Leader in Online Trading. With 15 platforms trading over 200 instruments in forex, spot metals and CFDs on US and UK stocks and commodities, IronFX serves retail and institutional customers from…
  • VIDEO: One WTC Security Job Comes With History, and a View

    Jadtecnic
    28 May 2015 | 6:06 pm
    One WTC Security Job Comes With History, and a View Louis Medina, a security officer at One World Trade Center, reflects on his job at the iconic tower and the sweeping views from its upper floors. The building’s new observatory opens to the public May 29. Photo: John Taggart/Video: Jennifer Weiss Thanks for checking us out. Please take a look at the rest of our videos and articles. To stay in the loop, bookmark our homepage.  Ironfx Global Review IronFX is the award-winning Global Leader in Online Trading. With 15 platforms trading over 200 instruments in forex, spot metals and CFDs…
  • VIDEO: What a strong El Niño could mean for you

    Jadtecnic
    28 May 2015 | 5:57 pm
    What a strong El Niño could mean for you From much-needed California rain to a quiet hurricane season, Capital Weather Gang’s Jason Samenow explains how a strong El Niño could affect U.S. weather. Thanks for checking us out. Please take a look at the rest of our videos and articles. To stay in the loop, bookmark our homepage.  Ironfx Global Review IronFX is the award-winning Global Leader in Online Trading. With 15 platforms trading over 200 instruments in forex, spot metals and CFDs on US and UK stocks and commodities, IronFX serves retail and institutional customers from over 180…
  • VIDEO: Rand Paul blows Republicans’ minds on Iraq

    Jadtecnic
    28 May 2015 | 5:51 pm
    Rand Paul blows Republicans’ minds on Iraq The junior senator from Kentucky blames Republican Middle East policies for the rise of the Islamic State. Thanks for checking us out. Please take a look at the rest of our videos and articles. To stay in the loop, bookmark our homepage.    Ironfx Global Review IronFX is the award-winning Global Leader in Online Trading. With 15 platforms trading over 200 instruments in forex, spot metals and CFDs on US and UK stocks and commodities, IronFX serves retail and institutional customers from over 180 countries in Europe, Asia, the Middle East,…
  • Field Hockey Canada adds Canada Masters Hockey to program roster

    Jadtecnic
    28 May 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Field Hockey Canada adds Canada Masters Hockey to program roster   Sports News  –  Field Hockey Canada – Vancouver, BC – Field Hockey Canada has officially unveiled a new national initiative for hockey players over the age of thirty-five.  The newly minted “Canada Masters Hockey” property will see National Masters sides competing in major International events as early as the Fall of 2015. The Canada Masters Hockey initiative supports Field Hockey Canada’s strategic objective of developing and strengthening field hockey across the country and fostering a robust…
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    Urb Society Magazine

  • Police Brutality in African-American Communities

    Reginald Jones
    24 May 2015 | 9:34 pm
    Police Brutality. As American as apple pie… If the Japanese hadn’t created the cell phone camera which has caught police brutality I’m The post Police Brutality in African-American Communities appeared first on Urb Society Magazine.
  • Record NYC Heroin Bust 70 Kilos Seized (Video)

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    24 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    The Drug Enforcement Administration made a record drug bust in New York City announced Tuesday that it has seized 154 pounds of heroin, The post Record NYC Heroin Bust 70 Kilos Seized (Video) appeared first on Urb Society Magazine.
  • Jeezy Releases New Gangsta Grillz Mixtape “Gangsta Party”

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    24 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Jeezy is an Atlanta music legend as we all know, but most didn’t know he was in the studio working on a The post Jeezy Releases New Gangsta Grillz Mixtape “Gangsta Party” appeared first on Urb Society Magazine.
  • Kid Ink Drop Footaction ‘Style Means’ Campaign (Video)

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    24 May 2015 | 9:30 pm
    The Footaction Style Means Campaign is back for it’s fourth installment, but this time with the West Coast rapper Kid Ink. This The post Kid Ink Drop Footaction ‘Style Means’ Campaign (Video) appeared first on Urb Society Magazine.
  • Flavor Flav Arrested on DUI & Drug Charges

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    24 May 2015 | 9:29 pm
    Police is Las Vegas arrested legendary hip-hop artist Flavor Flav for DUI, speeding, and marijuana. Also having an open container of alcohol in The post Flavor Flav Arrested on DUI & Drug Charges appeared first on Urb Society Magazine.
 
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    scavengerhuntanywhere.com

  • Custom Scavenger Hunt Map

    Andrew Long
    26 May 2015 | 11:39 am
    All clients who book Silver or Gold packages have access to a customized scavenger hunt map. Here is example of what it looks like: You are reading Custom Scavenger Hunt Map by Scavenger Hunt Anywhere. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.
  • Toronto Scavenger Hunt

    Andrew Long
    12 May 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Here are some photos from a recent Toronto scavenger hunt. Congratulations to the participants for the enthusiastic participation and great photos of Toronto! What a great team building event! Reaching for the sky at TD Centre Toronto – home of the Leafs! Near Roy Thompson Hall Bay St. – Toronto’s Financial Centre Yoga and streetcars Streetcars – Toronto icons Having fun on Queen St. You are reading Toronto Scavenger Hunt by Scavenger Hunt Anywhere. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.
  • Comparing Scavenger Hunts and Treasure Hunts

    Andrew Long
    12 May 2015 | 10:50 am
    Many people are not clear on the difference between a treasure hunt and a scavenger hunt, so I will try to describe the difference as clearly as possible. SCAVENGER HUNTS A scavenger hunt is a list-based game in which participants, either as individuals or as teams, must accomplish as many tasks as possible in a certain amount of time. Each task is usually worth a number of points. The person or team with the most points wins. Sometimes bonus points are awarded for creative solutions to certain tasks. In a traditional scavenger hunt, the list of tasks is comprised of objects to be collected.
  • Las Vegas Scavenger Hunt Featured in Special Events Magazine

    Andrew Long
    7 May 2015 | 7:59 am
    Our recent record-breaking Las Vegas Scavenger Hunt was featured in Special Events Magazine! You are reading Las Vegas Scavenger Hunt Featured in Special Events Magazine by Scavenger Hunt Anywhere. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.
  • April 2015 Scavenger Hunt Newsletter and Archive

    Andrew Long
    22 Apr 2015 | 8:10 am
    Our April 2015 Scavenger Hunt Anywhere newsletter has just been published and can be viewed here: April 2015 Also, you can view past newsletters using the following links: January 2015 November 2014 January 2014 Or visit our scavenger hunt newsletter archive. You are reading April 2015 Scavenger Hunt Newsletter and Archive by Scavenger Hunt Anywhere. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.
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    Business Common Sense

  • Identity as a Leadership Trap

    Karina Mikhli
    27 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    As per Herminia Ibarra in her book Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader, to become the leader we'd like to be, we should act first and think second. This is because acting offers "outsight" (insight from the outside) that thinking won't provide.  Outsight has three parts:Redefine your jobRedefine your networkRedefine yourselfI've touched on the first two in my previous posts about this book here and here) and would like to discuss the third here.We all have a strong sense of self and along with that, actions that make us feel "authentic" and actions that make us feel…
  • The True Work of Management

    Karina Mikhli
    25 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    What do you think differentiates successful managers from unsuccessful ones? Meaning, what is the one most important thing a manager can do and therefore should spend his time doing?If you knew of John Kotter's experiment following several general managers, which Herminia Ibarra mentions in her book Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader, you'd be surprised. Apparently successful managers leave time in their schedules to walk around, have conversations, and just meander. These brief and apparently random meetings allow them to—deepen relationships, widen…
  • Leaders as Change Agents

    Karina Mikhli
    22 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Herminia Ibarra, in her book Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader, explains that to become the leader you want to be, you have to first do it and then reflect on what worked and what didn't. Most people do the opposite: they think about becoming the leader they want to be (or try to find the time for this), rather than just becoming that leader. One of the topics Herminia delves into is how leaders need to be change agents. She explains that to do this, they need to spend time with those outside of their team and network, seeing trends and potential problems, formulating…
  • True Education Requires No Degree

    Karina Mikhli
    20 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    I recently read The Education of Millionaires: Everything You Won't Learn in College About How to Be Successful by Michael Ellsberg, which we discussed at my book club.Michael's premise, as his title suggests, is that a traditional education will not teach you anything useful and will not help you succeed. He brings examples of many millionaires who did not get a college degree (or for those who did, that did not go on for an advanced degree). He also lists the practical skills that he believes are necessary for success, which include sales and marketing.As he explains, most people…
  • Will the Next Door Please Open Up?

    Karina Mikhli
    18 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    You've probably heard the above cliche before...and you've probably had to remind yourself of it a few times. Did you know there's a second part to it? The full saying goes like this: When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.I've unfortunately had a few instances in my life, as have many of us, where one painful door was slamming shut. Sometimes these doors were long overdue and it was actually a mixed blessing forcing me to revisit previous decisions. It's never easy and…
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    AtulHost

  • Qualities to Look While Hiring Competent Virtual Assistant

    Atul Kumar Pandey
    21 May 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Virtual assistant is regarded as a valuable possession for all businesses but exclusively for small scale businesses where resources are in demand and access to finances are confined. The owners of small business need to manage their time efficiently so that they can focus on other activities to develop and grow their business. The virtual assistants play a vital role in providing valuable time for business owners by managing certain significant tasks and other core functions. Outsourcing certain tasks to be completed to the virtual assistants has become a successful strategy as it…
  • Mistakes to Avoid When Working with a Virtual Assistant

    Atul Kumar Pandey
    19 May 2015 | 1:10 pm
    The virtual assistants are considered to be independent contractors who have the ability of providing technical, creative and administrative services to companies and organizations. The professionals in this business also provide secretarial services, perform internet marketing tasks, update data base of the organization and design marketing equipments. They can also handle a wide range of works remotely via phone call conferences, fax, email and online work spaces. If working with a virtual assistant is a new ground to you, then you should avoid certain common mistakes to reap benefits out…
  • Difficulties Faced by Virtual Assistants in their Business

    Atul Kumar Pandey
    17 May 2015 | 8:12 am
    Virtual assistants undergo several complications in their job and there are also many ways available to overcome those pitfalls easily. The wonderful way to avoid challenges taking place in virtual assistant job is to create awesome policies and adhere to it. Unlike any other business venture, creating a new virtual assistant business seems to be extremely challenging. There arise for feeling of inadequacy, lack of confidence, feeling of loneliness and many other complications. Some virtual assistants are easily getting discouraged from continuing their passion in creating a virtual assistant…
  • Offshore Staffing Companies : All You Want to Know About

    Atul Kumar Pandey
    16 May 2015 | 9:20 pm
    What are Offshore Staffing Companies? Offshore staffing companies are companies that offer assistance to companies who are looking to expand their workforce. Such staffs leasing companies are well equipped to handle the process of one to one recruitment and human resource management which is quite a challenging task to perform. Also Read: Benefits of Offshore Staff Leasing Here is all you want to know about offshore staffing companies in current market trends. In the Quest to Grow, Hire the Competent Offshore Staffing Companies Today companies in the quest to expand and grow their business…
  • Benefits of Offshore Staff Leasing

    Atul Kumar Pandey
    16 May 2015 | 9:05 am
    With the technological advancements and the global marketplace becoming more and more integrated, companies today are absorbing newer means to achieve success. All sizes of companies in the quest to grow their business and improve their market share are competing with large corporations, small as well as medium sized businesses and are adapting to newer developed global trends to hire the talent pool and cost savings now possible by the global offshore staff leasing companies. However, it’s advisable for you to ponder further over the thought of entrusting trust in hiring offshore leasing…
 
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    marcelway.com

  • World Is Changing, So Should You

    marcel
    6 May 2015 | 12:16 pm
    Couple days ago I received email from my friend with comparison of a world from a decade ago and now. It looked like this: Ten years ago… The first video was uploaded to YouTube. Facebook, then just a year old, dropped “the” from its old URL “thefacebook.com” after acquiring “facebook.com” for $200K. An early prototype of an autonomous car completed the DARPA Grand Challenge The term “Drone” meant a military weapon system. Bitcoin and blockchain didn’t exist, and wouldn’t be created for three more years. Android was a small…
  • Company Without Managers

    marcel
    10 Apr 2015 | 11:40 pm
    On Monday I am flying back to Prague after spending almost 3 months in my beloved Melbourne with my family. People ask me when we start to talk about my company – “who is now running it while you’re here?” Nobody I say (which is true) – we don’t have any managers in our company. Everybody has his/her area of responsibility and does everything to make sure it’s working. It’s how we operate and this is our company culture. We also don’t have any meetings. We talk to each other and help each other. We haven’t done inventory check in…
  • Steve Jobs on Startups

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

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

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

  • Blueberry Almond Vegan Protein Shake

    Jessa Nowak
    28 May 2015 | 11:06 pm
    For anyone who has tried to find a decent vegan protein powder, I’m sure you know where this is going. They’re just not that great. I recall a time where I purchased and returned multiple powders because I just couldn’t stand the taste.  While I was breastfeeding, I tried to limit my dairy consumption after finding out that my baby wasn’t taking too well to heavy use of dairy products. And, since I’m often an extremest, I eliminated cow’s milk protein all together. So began the hunt, as I wanted to continue having an occasional protein shake. Beware of…
  • Diarrhea Remedies, Causes, Dangers & Prevention Tips

    Jessa Nowak
    22 May 2015 | 11:53 pm
    Taking care of a 15 month old with watery diarrhea is not fun. It’s heartbreaking, actually. Having recently dealt with a week of illness not improving, I began to really worry. After all, a couple days of diarrhea is one thing, but going on a week with bad diarrhea is scary. All of a sudden, something that once was really not a big health scare in my mind became a BIG deal because it wasn’t getting better. Thank heavens, we are now back to regular, healthy, formed stools again! But due to this terrible flu, I’ll never look at diarrhea the same again. The post…
  • The Ultimate Cabbage Mix

    Jessa Nowak
    18 May 2015 | 11:05 pm
      Want to add flavor and crunch without adding fat or a ton of calories? With 3 simple ingredients, you can create an amazing topper for tacos, wraps, sandwiches. Adding this ultimate cabbage mix will transform your typical turkey and avocado wrap. It will bring to life that dull tofu taco. It will jazz up your run of the mill lunch or dinner. Plus, you can make the entire recipe for under $3.50 for the entire week!   What you will need: 1 package of coleslaw mix (16 oz), 1 bunch of green onions and 1 bunch of cilantro. Cabbage, The post The Ultimate Cabbage Mix appeared first on In…
  • How to Make the Most out of Life

    Jessa Nowak
    13 May 2015 | 5:59 pm
    Nothing is constant. Our days are numbered. And nothing evokes these feelings like death does. I recently heard the sad news that an old friend of mine from high school had passed away. Sure, when hearing of someone so young dying, most assume an accident . But not this time. This time, it was cancer. Cancer diagnosed in his late 20’s. Cancer that was caught too late to treat effectively. Being in the health field, the first thing that pops into my mind after the wave of shock and grief is, “what caused The post How to Make the Most out of Life appeared first on In Wealth &…
  • Walnut Pesto Chicken Salad

    Jessa Nowak
    10 May 2015 | 10:28 pm
    Looking for a new spin on chicken salad? Try this enormously healthy walnut pesto chicken salad! Healthy Never Tasted so Good Compared to the typical mayo-laden chicken salad, this one tastes 1,000 times better and is 1,000 times better for your health. Why? We have the walnut to thank. Walnuts are the only nut rich in alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). It’s a polyunsaturated fat that is only found in plants. The human body does not manufacture this important nutrient, so we must be deliberate in making sure our diet provides an adequate amount. Adults need 1-2 g of ALA/day, which can The post…
 
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    Grey Box Creative

  • Steps in Logo Design

    Greybox Admin
    25 May 2015 | 11:43 pm
    The logo design is perhaps the most important element of every touchpoint a company will have with its customer. A touchpoint, according to brand development expert Marty Neumeier in ‘The Dictionary of Brand’ refers to “any place where people come in contact with a brand, including product use, packaging, advertising, editorial, movies, store, environments, company employees, and casual conversation.” Evidently, every company would want that experience to be an exciting, treasured one. What are the steps to creating a company logo? Check out this list below: Brainstorm. Know how you…
  • Common Misconceptions about Graphic Design Services

    Greybox Admin
    18 May 2015 | 11:27 pm
    We have entered an era in marketing and advertising that puts greater value in graphic design services than ever before. Today, a lot of campaigns, especially those communicated digitally, are anchored on strong graphic design concepts. However, many businesses still fail to understand the nature of graphic design. Below are common misconceptions of companies regarding agencies, preventing them from making the most out of this service. They are only for creative campaigns. Most businesses resist the urge to hire professional graphic artists unless they are implementing creative campaigns and…
  • Brand Development: Reinforcing Ethical Branding

    Greybox Admin
    11 May 2015 | 10:58 pm
    Amid the different socioeconomic, environmental, cultural, and political concerns facing most countries nowadays, many companies have become inspired to integrate a more socially relevant approach to the way they produce and market their products and services. The result is a brand development process that is based on promoting ethical consciousness among today’s consumers. Here are ways to reinforce your company’s ethical branding: Promote the experience. Ethical branding taps into the humanitarian ethos that exists in every consumer, by highlighting such concerns as fair trade, animal…
  • Marketing Materials and Strategies You’re Probably Taking for Granted

    Greybox Admin
    4 May 2015 | 11:26 pm
    When discussing efforts to promote their brand or products, most companies turn to their marketing team, which is then expected to develop the traditional set of marketing materials, from pamphlets and posters, to videos and radio adverts, among other media. In truth, there is a host of alternative venues you can use to boost your brand or your company, but which you are probably not taking advantage of. Here is a list of three of them. Speaking engagements. If you are a business owner or a company official, you will be invited to speak before a crowd at one point...The post Marketing…
  • Keep Your Customers Coming with Innovative Marketing Materials

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

  • Announcing Echidna’s Partnership with Tap

    Luke Johnson
    18 May 2015 | 9:01 am
    Echidna and Tap are partnering to revolutionize the physical retail experience. Echidna is excited to announce that it will be the exclusive implementation partner for Tap, an innovative platform for in-store digital shopping that aims to revolutionize the way consumers shop in brick-and-mortar stores. “We are excited to enter into this partnership with Tap,” said Adam Roozen, CEO of Echidna. “Retailers across the globe are looking for innovative solutions to bring a meaningful digital experience into the physical store, and TAP is an ideal solution.” Retailers across…
  • Q&A with Echidna UX Lead, Joshua Webster

    Luke Johnson
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:39 am
    I recently sat down with Joshua Webster, a UX Lead here at Echidna, to get his thoughts on some of the latest trends related to user experience and eCommerce. The questions and his answers appear below. Where is responsive and fluid/adaptive design going in the next few years? And what will those trends mean for the end customer and for the retailer? I think the line between mobile and desktop will be further blurred, almost to the point of non-existence. Some processes will always require a large real estate layout, but the bulk of average user interactions will be handled as the user sees…
  • Introducing the uPhone 9 [Interactive]

    Luke Johnson
    20 Apr 2015 | 9:49 am
    The biggest thing to happen to uPhone since uPhone. Seriously, though, the uPhone 9 is going to be big. Mouseover or tap on different elements of this exclusive leaked concept drawing to reveal some of its biggest features and/or mobile advertising statistics for 2015. And if you’re unfamiliar with the “biggest thing” reference above, take a quick trip back to the days of the iPhone 5. Sources: Mobile Marketing Statistics Marketing Spend Statistics The post Introducing the uPhone 9 [Interactive] appeared first on Echidna.
  • How to Use Facebook Page Insights

    Roshni Isaac
    16 Apr 2015 | 4:08 pm
    With Facebook becoming increasingly pay-to-play for brands, the significance of analyzing brand performance has only gained importance. Facebook Page Insights provides multiple metrics and pieces of analytics data to help drive strategic marketing decisions. If you have admin access to your business page, then you can access regular Facebook Insights by navigating to the “Insights” tab in the Page Manager (note that a minimum of 30 likes is required for you to get Facebook Insights for your page). The Facebook Insights dashboard is divided into 6 sections and provides exhaustive analysis…
  • Is an SaaS Commerce Platform Right for You?

    Sara Marino
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Some of this content was originally published by Mozu. Learn more about Echidna and Mozu commerce.   An SaaS commerce platform could be great for your business. This isn’t the first time we’ve talked about SaaS eCommerce platforms, and it probably won’t be the last. But here are some of the key attributes of any SaaS commerce platform. Predictable releases and upgrades SaaS software features a uniquely predictable cycle of future releases and upgrades, ensuring that features and functions always remain current. At the same time, business cycles and processes…
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    Pharmaceuticals Market Research Reports

  • Global Soy Isoflavone Industry Report 2015

    Mukesh
    14 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Soy Isoflavone industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Soy Isoflavone market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status. Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures are also analyzed. This report also states import/export consumption, supply and demand…
  • Global Hemodialysis Market 2015-2019

    Nitin
    12 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Hemodialysis is a procedure in which excess fluids and toxins are mechanically filtered from the blood of individuals when the kidneys are not able to function normally. It is the treatment used when there is an acute and chronic disturbance in the functioning of the kidneys. It plays a major role in improving a patient’s quality of life. For hemodialysis, vascular access is needed for blood to flow out of the body to be filtered and pumped by a hemodialysis machine through a dialyzer. Hemodialysis can be performed in an in-center facility or at home. The analysts forecast global…
  • Global Diabetic Retinopathy Market 2015-2019

    Nitin
    12 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Diabetic retinopathy is a disorder of the eye that damages the blood vessels of the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive inner surface of the eye on which images are formed. Long-term diabetes affects the retina as high blood glucose levels can damage the tiny blood vessels in the retina. Diabetic retinopathy is broadly classified into non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy and proliferative retinopathy. Treatment for diabetic retinopathy depends on the stage of the disease and is directed toward slowing down or stopping the progression of the disease. Laser surgery, injection of…
  • World: Antibiotics – Market Report. Analysis and Forecast to 2020

    Nitin
    11 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    “Report will be delivered within 3-4 working days” The report provides an in-depth analysis of the global market for Antibiotics. It presents the latest data of the market size, consumption, domestic production, exports and imports, price dynamics and trends in the industry. The report shows the sales data, allowing you to identify the key drivers and restraints. You can find here a strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market. Forecasts illustrate how the market will be transformed in the medium term. Profiles of the leading manufacturers are also included. Countries…
  • Global Diabetes Drugs Industry Report 2015

    vyankatesh
    11 May 2015 | 5:00 pm
    This is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the diabetes drugs industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The diabetes drugs market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status. Development policies and plans are also discussed and manufacturing processes and cost structures analyzed. Diabetes drugs industry import/export consumption, supply and demand figures and cost…
 
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    Small and Mid-sized Business Reviews

  • Wells Fargo Merchant Services

    SMB Reviews
    28 May 2015 | 11:54 am
    Wells Fargo is an acquiring bank and has many Independent Sales Organizations relationships but also advertises merchant services directly. Wells Fargo founded its’ merchant services division in 1998 and in The post Wells Fargo Merchant Services appeared first on Small & Midsized Business Reviews.
  • Total Merchant Services

    SMB Reviews
    28 May 2015 | 11:47 am
    Total Merchant Services was founded in 1996 and is headquartered out of Basalt, Colorado. They are a registered ISO/MSP for HSBC Bank, National Association, Buffalo, New York. They offer credit The post Total Merchant Services appeared first on Small & Midsized Business Reviews.
  • Sage Payment Solutions

    SMB Reviews
    28 May 2015 | 11:39 am
    Sage Payment Solutions is part of a much larger parent company, The Sage Group, plc. which provides accounting and business management software worldwide. Their North American sister company is called The post Sage Payment Solutions appeared first on Small & Midsized Business Reviews.
  • PayPal Merchant Services

    SMB Reviews
    28 May 2015 | 11:33 am
    PayPal is one of the most common merchant accounts out there. They have several different pricing options and is very popular amongst the e-commerce field in particular. PayPal was founded The post PayPal Merchant Services appeared first on Small & Midsized Business Reviews.
  • Merchant Focus

    SMB Reviews
    28 May 2015 | 11:27 am
    Merchant Focus (www.merchantfocus.com) was founded in 2002 and is headquartered out of Dublin, Ohio. They are a registered ISO/MSP of Deutsche Bank AG, New York. Their focus is in processing The post Merchant Focus appeared first on Small & Midsized Business Reviews.
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    Retail, POS & Inventory Management Systems | Retail Directions

  • Woolworths: Masters of nothing

    Leon Gettler
    17 May 2015 | 11:06 pm
    How the mighty have fallen. There was a time when Woolworths was regarded as the best retailer in Australia, certainly the most profitable. All that has changed. In the 13 weeks to April 5, Woolworths delivered total sales of $14.956 billion. That’s down 1.6 per cent on the previous corresponding period. Compare that to Coles which has pulled way ahead of Woolworths. Like-for-like sales at the Woolworths Australian supermarkets business only increased 0.7 per cent for the March quarter. That means hardly any growth at all. Compare that to Coles’ 5 per cent increase in third quarter…
  • Independent supermarkets face extinction

    Andrew Gorecki
    13 May 2015 | 10:34 pm
    Independent supermarkets in Australia live on borrowed time. But, at first glance, it’s easy to think otherwise. IGA currently operate approximately 1,300 stores. Woolworths have a mere 861 stores and Coles 746. That said, Coles and Woolworths stores occupy much more space than the average IGA outlet. Still, IGA handle a large share of the grocery market. Furthermore, the average weekly spend at an IGA store is $353 per square metre, versus $278 per square metre at Aldi, $260 per square metre at Coles and $241 per square metre at Woolworths. So how could IGA be in danger? The short answer…
  • Retail After China

    Leon Gettler
    10 May 2015 | 8:56 pm
    Many Australian businesses rely on China, directly for supplies and indirectly on exports to the region that fuel our economy. In particular, what happens in China matters a lot to Australian retailers. Over the last few months, signals confirm a slowdown in the Chinese economy, impacting Australian exports and consumer confidence. This also raises the spectre of potential social unrest and structural changes in China that could make sourcing more difficult. But, do we have real reasons to be concerned? Chinese economic growth currently hovers around seven per cent, seemingly pretty high by…
  • Pharmacy’s retail prescription

    Leon Gettler
    3 May 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Pharmacists most likely saw change coming, but I suspect that they didn’t expect it to arrive so soon. The Harper Review and the Abbott government’s plans to overhaul the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme will remove the comfortable profit margins pharmacists have been sitting on for years. The reality is that Australia’s pharmacies, unlike their counterparts in other countries, have been living in a parallel universe protected from the sorts of competition other retailers, like florists and newsagents, have had to deal with and survived. There’s no reason why pharmacists can’t do…
  • When the cure is worse than the disease

    Justin Cohen
    26 Apr 2015 | 9:08 pm
    In March 2015, a technology company put out a set of slides titled ‘What’s Keeping CEOs of Retail Companies Awake at Night’, stating that CEOs are startled by the rising expectations of a digital customer. In my experience, some surely are, but not all. What customers actually want is quite simple: omni-channel right now. Customers expect everything to be seamlessly connected, so they can be treated as the same person whether they interact with a retailer online or over the counter. They also want flexibility in how their purchase is fulfilled. A big ask for many retailers, usually…
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    Make Money From Blog

  • Pay for SEO WordPress plugins, is it worth?

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 6:42 am
    WP promoneyblogger~~Is it worth the premium plugins to improve SEO WordPress? I personally believe that only Premium SEO Pack is good for something.SEO is one of the factors that matter most to today’s webmasters and bloggers, therefore 99% of webmasters use some plugin for WordPress SEO to optimize the SEO On Page and forget about playing the code theme for inserting the different labels.Personally the first suite for WordPress SEO plugin I remember is the first version of All on One SEO Pack , then came others like Platinum SEO Pack and finally after some time came the great…
  • How to improve your PageSpeed ​​with WP Speed ​​Booster Pack

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 4:04 am
    WP promoneyblogger~~Google PageSpeed ​​score is one of the most important factors in the positioning of a web and can improve with WP Speed ​​Booster Pack.With less than a month to change the algorithm that Google giving priority to websites that have a mobile version or responsive, score Google PageSpeed ​​is another parameter related to this, since “they say” direct influence as one of the most important for the positioning of a website factors.Many webmasters are determined to reach 100 points PageSpeed ​​with WordPress, although in some cases (depending on the…
  • 4 minificar plugins and combine JS and CSS in WordPress

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 3:41 am
    WP promoneyblogger~~The more files and bigger the longer it takes to load a website. One solution is to use plugins to minificar and combine CSS, JS and HTML.A web server consumes resources and time to serve requests to visitors, keep in mind that the more files you need to download the visitor longer it takes to load the website and more resources are consumed in the web server.On the other hand, the larger the visitor’s browser downloaded the file, the longer it takes to download the website.What solution do we have to solve these problems? For we can “patch it” using a…
  • 4 Email Marketing Services with plugin for WordPress

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 3:32 am
    WP promoneyblogger~~Email marketing is important for blogs because it is a good way to retain readers by offering relevant content from time to time.It is increasingly recognizes the great importance of email marketing to blogging, the reasons are many, because it is a good way to retain readers while providing relevant time to time content, even it is a good way to sell, we will not deny.There are many systems that allow us to send newsletters and bulletins to email addresses stored in a database, but we must bear in mind that in the case of WordPress, we use a form to collect the mail and…
  • Show visitors online with WordPress plugin

    admin
    26 May 2015 | 3:20 am
    WP promoneyblogger~~WP-UserOnline is a new plugin that allows you to count the concurrent online visitors and show them in front-end and the back end.Larger websites usually always show how many users are online at the moment, there is nothing more satisfying for a blog to show everyone that have more than 1,000 concurrent visitors online continuously.Webmasters usually use free services that install counters on websites floating form, but these free counters normally carry advertising or are internal counters and do not allow visitation data show visitors that enter the web.These days I have…
 
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    Translation Agency

  • Four mistakes to avoid when you localise your website

    francesco.cavallone
    22 May 2015 | 1:49 am
    A number of factors stand between businesses and their potential international clientele; one of the most important is the content they publish online and, more specifically, on their websites. Companies know that their web content, their blogs and their advertising materials need professional translation and localisation to adapt websites to counties where they are planning to launch their own products or services. If a brand does not use a suitable approach and a reliable language service provider, this would represent walking on very thin ice. In such a case, the risk of a black mark is…
  • Three Tips for Global Marketing

    francesco.cavallone
    18 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    How would you react if the cap of your favourite drink called you ‘‘you retard’? In 2013, Vitaminwater launched a new marketing campaign in Canada, but they crashed into language barriers between English and French. The initial idea was to create nonsense phrases pairing words from the two languages. Unfortunately, one of the combinations combined the English word ‘you’ with the French word ‘retard’, meaning late. Globalisation has helped businesses become international; but it has not levelled cultural and linguistic differences. The risk of launching an ineffective campaign…
  • How to Choose Language and Content to Localise

    francesco.cavallone
    15 May 2015 | 7:30 am
    You have decided for your business to become international and the very first step is choosing the right localisation languages. In fact, a multilingual online presence is one of the keys for worldwide success and this is why choice of the right linguistic service provider is so crucial. After all, only a quarter of the world’s internet users speak English and the ratio of English speaking users to total users is decreasing. 1. Communicate in the right language Choose the countries. A good localisation plan is focused on the location itself and not on its language. Good market research…
  • Localise your website in 10 steps

    francesco.cavallone
    12 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Only a quarter of the world’s internet users speak English. Every day, the ratio of English speakers users to total users is decreasing. If your company plans to target customers across the world, it is essential to have both localisation and translation plans. Localisation is the process of making a product or service more suitable for a particular country. You have to adapt the design and content of your website to charm a new audience. Another key aspect of localisation is the analysis of how your clients use the internet. In fact, studies and reports demonstrate that people trust…
  • Your Content Marketing needs Translation

    francesco.cavallone
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:54 pm
    Choose three adjectives to describe a business focused on captivating only 25% of its potential clients. Mine would be cheap, inattentive and unpretentious. Surprisingly many American and British companies use WORLDwide web like a regional web. They do not have a clear strategy to engage foreign audiences. It looks like they are not able to take advantage of the widest opportunity offered by Internet and Social Media. Let us have a look at a few figures As you can see from the infographic above, in Europe only 57.3 millions of Internet users are from United Kingdom. Supposing 100% of users in…
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  • Get more customers with market research

    Robert Carter
    26 May 2015 | 1:51 am
    Gain more customers with market insight Companies constantly launch new products or services, because this kind of activity is a tactic to renew its validity in the market. However, before committing to this strategy, you should ensure that new items will be well accepted by consumers. To understand their customers, companies often use market research,...
  • Actions to prevent brain drain in your business

    Robert Carter
    26 May 2015 | 1:37 am
    How to motivate and prevent brain drain in your company Workers today are constantly looking for new challenges and professional growth, a situation that generates a large percentage of turnover in companies and therefore the loss of talent within them. To avoid this situation, the HR manager must locate those people who always confer an...
  • Top tips for homeworkers

    Robert Carter
    21 May 2015 | 6:11 am
    Do you work from home? Increase your productivity with these tips When starting a business, an entrepreneur may not always have an office to conduct operations, since this would mean paying monthly rent, plus all the services like water, electricity and telephone, among others. One option to solve this problem is to work from home;...
  • Enhance your company with a good working environment

    Robert Carter
    20 May 2015 | 1:59 am
    Improve your company through a well thought out office environment Today, forms of work have changed and it is increasingly common for teams within a company to collaborate in new ways. This helps employees subjected to high amounts of stress to create and implement different things. According to experts, currently for a company to be...
  • Online-offline integration key to enticing consumers

    Robert Carter
    18 May 2015 | 5:26 am
    Entice your clients with both offline and online offerings that are intergrated E-commerce is growing rapidly and represents invaluable opportunities for sale for large, medium and small businesses. However, this trend does not imply that the offline trade has become obsolete. Proof of this is that over 70% of purchasing decisions yet- happens in physical...
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    Business Reporter

  • Children’s pocket money ‘on slide’, study finds

    webeditor
    29 May 2015 | 1:38 am
    The number of children who receive weekly pocket money appears to be on a declining trend, research suggests. While more than three-quarters (78%) of eight to 15-year-olds who took part in Halifax’s annual pocket money survey still get a weekly payout, this proportion has fallen from 82% who did so when the survey was carried out in 2014 and 84% when the research was conducted in 2013. Despite the improving economy, children are getting 15p a week less on average for their piggy banks than they were a year ago. Halifax found that the typical weekly payout a child receives now amounts to…
  • People ‘not naturally money-savvy’ and need more help, says report

    webeditor
    29 May 2015 | 1:32 am
    People are not “wired” to handle money well and should be given more help to overcome natural behaviour patterns such as over-buying in the supermarket while hungry, a report argues. Simply arming people with more knowledge about financial matters is not enough to meaningfully improve their ability to manage their money, according to the report from think-tank the RSA. It worked in partnership with researchers from the London School of Economics (LSE) and the Fairbanking Foundation. The report highlighted “behavioural hurdles” that help to determine how well people…
  • Steel giant Tata awaits result of pensions strike ballot

    webeditor
    29 May 2015 | 1:28 am
    Steel giant Tata will hear today if it faces the threat of strikes by thousands of workers in a dispute over pensions. Members of the Community, Ucatt and GMB unions have been voting on whether to launch a campaign of action in protest at plans to close the British Steel Pension Scheme to future accrual. The proposed changes to the scheme could see workers retiring at 65 instead of 60. The unions urged their members to vote in favour of strike action and for other forms of industrial action. Ballot results are due today, while Unite members are still voting until next week. Talks were held…
  • Gas deaths mother slams Thomas Cook

    webeditor
    29 May 2015 | 1:23 am
    The mother of two children who were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning on holiday in Corfu has said Thomas Cook’s belated apology and promises to change are “just too little, too late”. In her first television interview, heartbroken Sharon Wood said she does not trust the tour company, she does not believe it has learned lessons and claimed it has added to the grief that she and her family have had to cope with since her children, Bobby and Christi Shepherd, died in 2006. She told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “They fought us every step of the way until those 11…
  • Irish parliament backs IAG’s Aer Lingus deal

    webeditor
    29 May 2015 | 1:18 am
    Ireland’s parliament has voted in favour of selling off the State’s share in Aer Lingus as part of a 1.4 billion euro (£1 billion) takeover bid by British Airways owner International Airlines Group (IAG). After two days of lively debate in the Dail, the coalition government easily clinched the majority backing it needed, clearing another hurdle for the controversial deal which has been trenchantly attacked by Opposition parties. One prominent Government backbencher, junior coalition partner Labour’s Michael McNamara, broke ranks to vote against the ruling parties after…
 
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