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  • Surf the 7 Cs of Business Communication

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    Cathy Miller
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Cowabunga! Your customers are flooded with business communication. How is your message heard above the roar of wave after wave of words? Learn how to surf the 7 Cs of business communication and customers will cheer your success. In the third post of our alphabetic journey through business communication, you receive a bonus of 7-in-1 with the crafty letter C. See if you can relate. In case you have not noticed, this series is ripe with bad puns. C#1 – Keep it Clear You knew with a tagline like – Keep it simple, clear & uniquely yours – that clearly this would be my first…
  • Five Keys to Strategy in the Age of the Hack

    strategy+business - All Updates
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    When it comes to data thieves, no company is immune. Leaders, here's how to prepare.
  • Marketing Measurement Handbook: Implementing Metrics that Matter

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    William Comcowich
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    Determining the effectiveness of your marketing efforts can be a major challenge. A well-structured marketing measurement program is the best way to determine if marketing strategies and tactics are really working. Marketers can turn to CyberAlert’s new handbook, Marketing Measurement: Implementing Metrics That Matter for in-depth and up-to-date insights on measuring many different types of [...]The post Marketing Measurement Handbook: Implementing Metrics that Matter appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • They Said Yes to #TheDress: 10 Retail Brands Making the Most of a Moment

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    Brendan Shea
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Turns out, a picture isn’t worth a thousand words. Right now, it’s worth more than 11 million tweets (and counting) when it comes to a dress — that is, The Dress — seen in various iterations of blue/black and gold/white across social media. As #TheDress debate wages over watercoolers everywhere, it also presents a great opportunity for brands to get in on the action. The strongest contender for this chapter in moment marketing (yes, we’re having a total capital M Moment here) is retail. Out of the torrent of tweets surrounding #TheDress thus far, we’ve pulled…
  • "Just Breathe, Move, Love" says Holistic Lifestyle Coach Archna Mohan

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    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    13 Feb 2015 | 2:21 am
    "All You Need (to do) is Breathe, Move, Love"Archna combines the ancient Indian wisdom with modern western techniques to offer holistic lifestyle training and coaching to her clients in UK and other parts of the world. Here is a wonderful conversation, I had with her recently:-Archna Mohan has an interesting story and journey from a very confident girl to a shy, woman who lost confidence in herself and then finally emerged as a super shero and a successful holistic lifestyle coach, with clients across the world.Dr Amit Nagpal- Archna, tell us about your philosophy of Breathe, Move, Love.
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    CyberAlert Blog

  • Marketing Measurement Handbook: Implementing Metrics that Matter

    William Comcowich
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:38 am
    Determining the effectiveness of your marketing efforts can be a major challenge. A well-structured marketing measurement program is the best way to determine if marketing strategies and tactics are really working. Marketers can turn to CyberAlert’s new handbook, Marketing Measurement: Implementing Metrics That Matter for in-depth and up-to-date insights on measuring many different types of [...]The post Marketing Measurement Handbook: Implementing Metrics that Matter appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • Is PR Blowing It in Digital Media?

    William Comcowich
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
      The Internet and social media have clearly revolutionized business, yet public relations has largely failed to adapt, according to a survey by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations on the state of the profession in the U.K. The report reveals a profession that’s distressingly unprepared for work in the digital world. It’s likely the [...]The post Is PR Blowing It in Digital Media? appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • How to Set Social Media Marketing Goals

    William Comcowich
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:06 am
      Setting the right goals can help improve social media marketing results and demonstrate its value. Goals and objectives can come in many different shapes and forms, depending on your brand’s mission. The goals also often change as you increase your brand’s online influence. Kevan Lee at Buffer suggests seven goal-setting strategies. For instance, the [...]The post How to Set Social Media Marketing Goals appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • New Research Contradicts Accepted Headline Writing Practices – But Don’t Abandon the Established Styles Quite Yet

    William Comcowich
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:44 am
      Accepted rules for writing headlines have remained unchanged for eons. In the hey-day of newspapers and magazines selling on newsstands, skilled headline writers were among the best-paid journalists. Daily newsstand circulation measured the effectiveness of front-page headlines – and guided headline writing styles. The time-tested headline styles transferred easily to online journalism. The major [...]The post New Research Contradicts Accepted Headline Writing Practices – But Don’t Abandon the Established Styles Quite Yet appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • Must-Know Media Pitching Tips from Experts

    William Comcowich
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
      Public relations pros and journalists work together. The two sides help each other. PR seeks to spread its message through journalists, and journalists look to PR to locate sources and provide input for their articles. With all the attention on social media, SEO and website postings, the old-fashioned focus on media pitching may be [...]The post Must-Know Media Pitching Tips from Experts appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
 
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  • They Said Yes to #TheDress: 10 Retail Brands Making the Most of a Moment

    Brendan Shea
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Turns out, a picture isn’t worth a thousand words. Right now, it’s worth more than 11 million tweets (and counting) when it comes to a dress — that is, The Dress — seen in various iterations of blue/black and gold/white across social media. As #TheDress debate wages over watercoolers everywhere, it also presents a great opportunity for brands to get in on the action. The strongest contender for this chapter in moment marketing (yes, we’re having a total capital M Moment here) is retail. Out of the torrent of tweets surrounding #TheDress thus far, we’ve pulled…
  • Delete a Tweet? Careful, You Could Catch Some Heat

    Anna Washenko
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:36 am
    For many companies, nearly every tweet involves a process aimed at making the post as perfect as possible — on brand, on message, and on target. A single 140-character statement gets input from the social media, marketing, design, and maybe even legal experts within your business. But sometimes, even the best-laid plans go awry, and a tweet that shouldn’t be shared gets published. Your social media team is only human, after all, and even the most polished professionals occasionally make mistakes. What’s more, messaging and brand personality can change over time, so a tweet you…
  • Retargeting on Social: A Q&A with AdRoll

    Andrew Caravella
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Looking for fresh ways to extract real business value out of your social media efforts? The next chapter in our new webinar series is sure to have the answer. On March 12, Sprout Social will host a special online discussion with AdRoll — the global leader in retargeting — to address the “5 Best Practices for Integrating Paid and Organic Social Media.” We invite you to register today to get actionable insights into how your company can craft a more prosperous social presence for tomorrow. Gregory Kennedy, AdRoll’s Director of Content Marketing, gives us a…
  • Improve Your Ad Strategy with Facebook Relevance Score

    Jennifer Beese
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Facebook has long used a sophisticated algorithm to determine the reach of posts in its main feed. Delivering the right content to the right people at the right time is crucial. But what is the best way to do this? With content from friends, Pages, and advertisers flooding News Feeds, the social network relies on what it calls “relevance” as one of many factors to determine not only what posts members engage with but also what ads they see. Now, Facebook is specifically honing in on the efficacy of News Feed ads for businesses. With Facebook relevance score, advertisers…
  • Social Media in Higher Education: Strategies to Make You Best in Class

    Michael Patterson
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:59 pm
    A recent study by Uversity and Zinch found that 73 percent of high school students believe colleges and universities should have their own social media presence. In fact, nearly two-thirds of those students said they’ve used social media to research more about higher education. Of course, prospective students are just one segment of a university’s massive audience. What about current students, alumni, faculty, staff, donors, and other community advocates who want to interact with your school on social? Anyone can set up a social media profile. But to effectively reach and…
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  • "Just Breathe, Move, Love" says Holistic Lifestyle Coach Archna Mohan

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    13 Feb 2015 | 2:21 am
    "All You Need (to do) is Breathe, Move, Love"Archna combines the ancient Indian wisdom with modern western techniques to offer holistic lifestyle training and coaching to her clients in UK and other parts of the world. Here is a wonderful conversation, I had with her recently:-Archna Mohan has an interesting story and journey from a very confident girl to a shy, woman who lost confidence in herself and then finally emerged as a super shero and a successful holistic lifestyle coach, with clients across the world.Dr Amit Nagpal- Archna, tell us about your philosophy of Breathe, Move, Love.
  • Hollywood at Harvard and other Stories

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    28 Jan 2015 | 2:49 am
    Guest Blog Post-By Neeraj Kumar SingalHollywood at Harvard and other StoriesI was at Taj Mahal hotel, Mumbai to participate in a Harvard Business School Club of India event on 5th January (two days back). It was an honour meeting the veterans of Indian business and few celebrities including Rahul Bajaj, Ajay Piramal, Nitin Nohria, Ratan Tata, Ravi Venkatesh, Anupam Kher and Nandita Das. During my interactions with them, I came to know of many interesting stories. Here are few of them:-Hollywood at HarvardAn interesting story was shared with me by one of the alumni, how starting online…
  • Dr Kousar Ali Shah-A Game Changer in Healthcare Administration

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Paras Hospital is among the top four hospitals in Gurgaon and has ambitious expansion plans in near future. Dr Kousar Ali Shah is the Zonal Director (Delhi NCR) of Paras and is an extremely competent healthcare administrator. Within a few minutes of interacting with him, I realised two of his core values which are his strengths too, one is "leadership with tough love attitude" and the other is "focusing on patient engagement with empathy"Dr Kousar is known for his varied initiatives and interests ranging from encouraging innovation to supporting cyclothons (to encourage…
  • 7 Habits of Super Heroes and Super Achievers

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    11 Jan 2015 | 11:11 pm
    I have been fortunate to have great mentors and colleagues (Including some celebrities like the famous television newsreader Mr Tejeshwar Singh). In the past two years, I have been blessed to have closely interacted with many super heroes and celebrities. As 2015 approaches I decided to reflect upon the lessons I learnt in 2014, especially the "Dos and Don'ts" while interacting with super achievers and celebrities. Here are some of the lessons:-Read Full article on LinkedIn
  • Top 10 Blog posts of 2014

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    23 Dec 2014 | 12:57 am
    Dear Readers,2014 is coming to an end and 2015 is eagerly waiting to embrace us. Here is a compilation for you (Best of 2014) which covers the entire range of work I do (along with my team)  from brand storytelling to stories on life and its contradictions. For reader’s convenience it has been divided into 4 sections viz A) Professional storytelling, (including visual storytelling, PowerPoint storytelling), B) Wisdom storytelling, C) Life and love storytelling and D) Spiritual storytelling. I believe, every story has its time, yet every time has its story. Happy Storytelling. Section…
 
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  • Moving from resources to tourism is a bigger leap than we think

    Char-lee McLennan, Research Fellow, Sustainable Tourism at Griffith University
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:28 am
    Resources-dependent regions like Gladstone provide a case study in the difficulties of a tourism-led economic renewal. AAP/Dave Hunt Australia is in the midst of a structural economic change with the mining boom coming to an end as investment in the sector falls. Tourism has been promoted by government as a key source of future economic growth, with some media reports already stating that tourism has started to recover. But will it really be that easy to shift back from a resource-dependent to a tourism-led economy? Tourism and the resources sector have cyclically been key exports and drivers…
  • It's time to choose what kind of tax system we want

    Miranda Stewart, Professor and Director, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Crawford School of Public Policy at Australian National University
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:28 am
    The Australian community has been involved in many discussions about tax in the past, and now it's time for some new decisions. Image sourced from Shutterstock.comFive years ago the Henry Review undertook a detailed examination of Australia’s tax and transfer system. Today, the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at ANU’s Crawford School has revisited the Henry Review, as the Australian government prepares to release its tax white paper. Tax reform should not be piecemeal, but should be considered across the system as a whole. Australia raises less tax overall than many comparable…
  • Defending the indefensible: myths about the gender pay gap

    Meg Smith, Director of Academic Programs (HR & Management), School of Business at University of Western Sydney
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:52 pm
    Myths about women and pay abound. Flickr/Carlo, CC BYRecently released earnings data from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) indicated a gender pay gap as high as 45% among managers. Yet basic myths continue to obstruct informed debate about why the gap exists. Myth 1: Women are less qualified due to interrupted careers. This myth has been debunked by a wide range of labour market studies which investigate whether women receive the same labour market rewards as men with similar qualifications, experience and personal characteristics. Both in Australia and internationally, such…
  • White collar crime and metadata: beware of building a new honeypot

    John Selby, Lecturer - Faculty of Business and Economics at Macquarie University
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:31 am
    Regulators like ASIC are turning to metadata to help make their cases against white collar criminals. Image sourced from Shutterstock.comWith the struggle by law enforcement agencies to keep pace with new technologies has come calls by the agencies for additional investigatory powers. The call for communications service providers to retain two years of their customers’ metadata is simply the latest round in this debate. While much of the current discussion has centred on consumer data and policing agencies, the proposal also covers the communications of businesses, and the Australian…
  • McClure report is the start of a national discussion on welfare reform, not the end-game

    David Gilchrist, Professor at Curtin University
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    The McClure Report should start a conversation, not be the end-point in welfare reform debate. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.comThe McClure review into Australia’s welfare system is an important milestone - but it is not the end game. The report, chaired by former Mission Australia head Patrick McClure, has undertaken an analysis of a significant and resource intensive system. It has generated a number of recommendations some of which are sound, some support laudable ideas and some appear to be less useful. The report is important though because it does raise questions and issues…
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    Birds on the Blog

  • On Masks and Changing your Story – Sinceriously, Part III

    Birdy Diamond
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:22 am
    “Hal used to tease me for never having a Rogue’s Gallery. But it’s only because my best enemy has always been myself. Even when I take my mask off… I’m still wearing another.” – Oliver Queen “I’m not talking to you!” “Oh, but you are, Mr Harper. And I think you of all people should …Read More The post On Masks and Changing your Story – Sinceriously, Part III appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • Do you have a CRM for your business?

    Nicky Claydon
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:13 am
    Do you have a CRM for your business? Do you know what a Customer Relationship Manager (CRM) is? It is an automated system for keeping in touch with your business contacts on a regular basis. Are you constantly looking for new customers to replace the customers you are losing? If this is you, your next …Read More The post Do you have a CRM for your business? appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • Find your voice – have a singing lesson

    Elaine Sturgess
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    So another first and another adventure in my new life. A singing lesson with my friend and musician, singer and talent agent Melanie Rice. I have never been very confident about my voice, so like most of us I enjoy singing, in the shower, the car, anywhere I think no-one can hear me so that …Read More The post Find your voice – have a singing lesson appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • Putting Plans Into Action

    Amy Havok
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    I’ve been saying for quite a while now that I need to stop procrastinating and panicking about everything I should be doing which I’m not, and actually get up and do it, even if the thought of it scares me. I start off with the best intentions a lot of the time, and do some …Read More The post Putting Plans Into Action appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • MWP Digital Media supporting Birds on the Blog

    Elaine Sturgess
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Some good news for the Birds and our girls as we start a new chapter with support from MWP Digital Media. We’re looking forward to this being a fun and exciting partnership, with regular posts from MWP to help you find out more about how video can boost your online presence and business growth, as …Read More The post MWP Digital Media supporting Birds on the Blog appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
 
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  • FATCA: International Assets And Accounts

    Douglas E. Castle
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    FATCA: YOUR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND ASSETSWhat You Absolutely Need To KnowBy: Douglas E. CastlePublished In: The Internationalist Page BlogRelated Article Published In: The Global Futurist Blog The provisions commonly known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) became law in March 2010. If you are a U.S.-domiciled individual or entity with assets or accounts outside of the U.S., or if you are a non-U.S. individual or entity with assets or accounts in the U.S., you must be in compliance with FATCA or risk the imposition of civil and potentially criminal penalties. The Internal…
  • International Business And The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act [FCPA] - Douglas E. Castle

    Douglas E. Castle
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:42 pm
      If you are a U.S. - based company and you conduct business overseas, or if you are planning to conduct business internationally in the interest or expanding your company's market reach, you should be certain that you are familiar with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The essence of this law is summarized below:This article [which appears courtesy of the Chief Executive Newsletter] addresses the direction that enforcement of FCPA is taking as of the date of this writing. In sum, we're seeing fewer cases being prosecuted, but staggeringly increasing penalties for 1) failure to…
  • The Three Greatest Global Crises - Douglas E. Castle

    Douglas E. Castle
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:37 am
    The present-day dynamics of the geo-political economy (and indeed the underpinnings of civilization and basic civility as we have come to know them) are frightfully unstable and are only tenuously held together by diplomatic hyperactivity globally. It is my opinion that these diplomatic efforts will ultimately fail, and that the result will be a world 1) very much at war [in a situation where military might and mobilization will be the ultimate determining factors] and 2) in the throes of another significant global economic recession within the next twelve to twenty four months. The Stratfor…
  • The Exporting Business Made Simple - Douglas E. Castle

    Douglas E. Castle
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    The export of goods and services overseas has never been as profitable or as possible as it is right now. With a slightly deflated dollar and an ever-increasing overseas demand for products made in the United States due to increasing consumerism amongst the emerging economies, creating an export channel or division to your business is a wise choice in terms of broadening your customer base and diversifying your sources of revenue in a tempestuous domestic economy.With a computer (I like to utilize Skype), a telephone and a comfortable chair, many companies in the United States can create…
  • Marketing Appeal: "Made In America"

    Douglas E. Castle
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Marketing Appeal: “Made In America”Once “Made In America” Was Simply An 'Inside' Patriotic Slogan;But Today The Cachet Of “Made In The USA” Has become Very Magnetic For Attracting Foreign Consumers.Originally Published In The Internationalist PageBlogIncreasingly, the “Made In U.S.A.” label is moving more foreign consumers (particularly wealthier consumers in emerging nations) to purchase American exports, especially fashion and luxury items. And this appeal is starting to drive foreign sales of other types of American-manufactured goods as well. The underlying motivation is…
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  • Gateway Ticketing Systems names new CFO

    F Depraetere
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:17 am
    (Attractions News) Gateway Ticketing Systems announced that it has named Kevin Howard tot to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Howard comes to Gateway with decades of industry experience and has been in the role of Interim CFO since November 2014. Gateway CEO and President, Michael Andre, is excited to announce the newest addition to […]
  • Efteling reveals details of new ‘Baron 1898’ coaster

    F Depraetere
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    (Theme Park News) Amusement park Efteling in The Netherlands has revealed more details about its latest attraction a dive coaster called Baron 1898. The new coaster will have a mining theme and will take guests through mine-shafts in search of Gold. The attraction seats 18 people and takes off at a height of 30 meters, […]
  • Cedar Fair concludes strong year

    F Depraetere
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:24 am
    (Theme Park news) Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN) water parks and active entertainment, reported record financial results for the year ended December 31, 2014. The Company reported record full-year net revenues of $1.16 billion, up 2% from 2013; net income of $104 million, or $1.86 per diluted limited partner (LP) unit, was down $4 […]
  • Six Flags reports fifth consecutive record year

    F Depraetere
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:21 am
    (Theme Park News) Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX) announced its fifth consecutive year of record financial performance as it posted a company-high US$1.2 billion in revenue, an increase of US$66 million or 6 percent over 2013. The company generated full-year 2014 Adjusted EBITDA of $439 million, also a new record that represented an increase […]
  • WhiteWater celebrates 100 manufactured AquaLaunches

    F Depraetere
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:54 am
    (Theme Park News) WhiteWater has recently celebrated its 100th AquaLaunch built. The launch capsule dials up the thrill factor in numerous WhiteWater waterslides. The AquaLaunch sends riders into jaw-dropping waterslides such as the AquaDrop, the Flatline Loop and the ever popular AquaLoop with installations in over 70 countries worldwide. WhiteWater first started manufacturing AquaLaunches in […]
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  • Surf the 7 Cs of Business Communication

    Cathy Miller
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    Cowabunga! Your customers are flooded with business communication. How is your message heard above the roar of wave after wave of words? Learn how to surf the 7 Cs of business communication and customers will cheer your success. In the third post of our alphabetic journey through business communication, you receive a bonus of 7-in-1 with the crafty letter C. See if you can relate. In case you have not noticed, this series is ripe with bad puns. C#1 – Keep it Clear You knew with a tagline like – Keep it simple, clear & uniquely yours – that clearly this would be my first…
  • The Dreaded B Word in Business Communication

    Cathy Miller
    2 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    What B word do you come up with? No, the B word is not what you’re thinking. It is not the descriptive word used for certain female writers Present company excluded, I’m sure The dreaded B word in business communication is ~ BORING Whether you write professionally or only because you’re forced to, boring is not a word you want associated with your writing. In the second post of our alphabetic journey through business communication, let’s explore some tricks for making boring communication disappear. Bore-Buster Tricks Boring business communication is as old as…
  • Business Communication Shouts Action

    Cathy Miller
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Welcome to the first post in our alphabetic journey of business communication. Our first letter has a lot riding on its shoulders. It’s the first letter out of the gate ‘A’ leads 25 other letters ‘A’ shouts Action And so should your business communication. Shout action, that is. Why Shout Action? Think a moment about business communication. What do you want it to do? Inspire? Educate? Sell? Did you notice that those three words evoke action? Even if you pick three other words, you hope you motivate your reader or listener to do something. Few of us hope we…
  • The A-B-Cs of Business Communication

    Cathy Miller
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Happy New Year! This blog is all about better business communication and keeping it simple. I thought I would try something new this year. But we will keep with the better business communication and simple theme. This year’s posts feature the A-B-Cs of business communication What’s simpler than your basic A-B-Cs? A to Z Business Communication We’ll cover business communication topics from A to Z throughout the year. Since there are 26 letters in our English aphabet, that means 2-3 posts per month. I have a plan for each letter; however, that could easily change as we move…
  • Simply Stated Season of Rest

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

    Gary Newe
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:13 am
    German researchers recently discovered a security flaw in BMW’s ConnectedDrive software by spoofing a mobile signal, intercepting all of the communications, and gaining access to the car’s computer system. Following this, it was announced that BMW had to recall and patch new cars affecting 2.2 million Rolls-Royce, Mini and BMW vehicles. This flaw, if not … Continued
  • Time To Put Your Money Where Your Mobile Is

    Mark Prior-Egerton
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:56 am
    The World Wide Developer conference always creates a buzz. But unlike most technology events, the WWDC is Apple’s flagship event and one that gets the whole world talking – not just the computer-literate amongst us. Although it was a number of months ago now, for me it was the revelation of Apple Pay which still … Continued
  • Hacking And The SME: What Type Of Target Are You?

    Daljit Paul
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:38 am
    SME’s lack of awareness of the consequences of their action or inaction has always been one of the biggest issues within cyber security. There are far more companies within the UK that simply don’t know about the threats facing their business, or their own customers, compared to those that do and have technology and services … Continued
  • 5 Signs That Mobile Engagement Is Evolving

    Chris Kozup
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:25 am
    There are over a billion smartphones in the world, which enable users to access the web wherever they happen to be – retail stores, hospitals, resort hotels, airports… The impact of anywhere, anytime access to the Internet can have a considerable and lucrative impact on indoor enterprise venues. Inspired by these technology-enabled consumers, public venues are … Continued
  • 5 Ways To Reinforce Your Data Security Model For An Insecure Cyber World

    Mark Edge
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:34 am
    In a constantly evolving cyber-environment where the risks are increasing daily, organisations are under mounting pressure to ensure their data security regimes are capable of protecting them against external and internal threats. But what measures can they put in place to buttress their data security regimes and make them more resilient? Here are five key … Continued
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  • How Nathaniel Branden Changed My Life, and Impacted Us All

    Judd Weiss
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:49 pm
    Tweet I’m not the only one who’s had some socially awkward teenage years. Mine were pretty depressing. I wore mostly black, I was hostile when I spoke back to everyone, and I had no friends. I don’t blame others, I was pretty uncomfortable to be around. I was a smart kid, but I was way behind everyone else. The most toxic part about it was how self righteous I was. Clearly being a loner meant I was much better than everyone else. This was obviously preferable to associating with all the mindless sheep. But I knew something was wrong because I was always sad. I was stuck in a…
  • Photos: Atlas Shrugged Part 3 “Who Is John Galt” Movie Behind The Scenes – January 2014

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

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

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

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

  • Why Multi-Channel Customer Service is Increasingly Important

    EpicLaunch
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:53 am
    How do you prefer to talk to other people? Over the phone? Through e-mail? On social media? Chances are you have different preferences depending on the time of day, your location, and what you’re talking about. The same goes for your customers and how they prefer to communicate with your company. Some customers may prefer picking up the phone, while others would rather send a quick tweet to get their issue resolved. The variety of communication preferences within your customer base means that every one of your customer service channels needs to meet your customers’ expectations. Here’s…
  • Should You Really Fire a Problem Employee? Here’s How to Know When It’s Time

    EpicLaunch
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:49 am
    It’s not always easy to tell when it’s time to fire an employee, especially since the decision for termination typically only comes after you’ve tried everything possible to resolve issues with the employee. If an employee has a good attitude and is a hard worker, you may want to keep putting in some effort to help the employee improve. But if your problem employee’s bad attitude is affecting morale, hampering overall productivity, or garnering complaints from customers or vendors, it may be time to show the person the door — especially if the bad behavior keeps getting worse and…
  • Anatomy of a Successful Text Message Marketing Campaign

    EpicLaunch
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:46 am
    Text message marketing is being touted as the latest, greatest means of reaching customers since the advent of the Internet. After all, more than 50 percent of all adults have smartphones (and that number jumps to 80 percent for adults between the ages of 18 and 34) and most open text messages within an hour of receiving them. However, just because people have the capability to receive messages and will read them doesn’t mean that your text message marketing campaign is guaranteed to be successful. There are a number of factors that can torpedo your campaign before it even starts, and if…
  • 5 Big Trends Happening in Big Data

    EpicLaunch
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:42 am
    Graphic provided by ShoreTel Is your business on board with big data? As this movement continues to sweep companies in every industry, it is important to understand where and how the landscape may be changing in the near future. Moving to the cloud has allowed business leaders to create a hybrid of on-premises and cloud-based data processing that encourages flexibility in the workplace while still focusing on efficiency and strong decision-making. Big data has also forced companies to learn to keep up with managing and analyzing the sudden influx of information that they are faced with while…
  • Loading Dock Design: Solutions That Protect Product and Speed up Operations

    EpicLaunch
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:36 am
    Your business’s loading dock design can affect your business and merchandise in a myriad of ways, so it’s essential to reflect on this design either before you create it or if you need to revamp it. The following design considerations will help your business create a safe environment for both personnel and merchandise and ensure the streamlined loading and unloading of materials. Common Problems Associated with Loading Dock Designs Many businesses have struggled with loading dock design problems. Sometimes a sloped approach is simply too steep or an approach can only accommodate…
 
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    Joanne Dewberry

  • Attending Craft Fairs for the First Time

    Joanne Dewberry
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:47 pm
    Well done you! You’ve got your product, business cards and a tablecloth to set up your first display at a craft show. You are taking the plunge and going to sell all your wonderful things – but what kind of craft fair to try first? Local? National? Big? Small? Tea Rooms? If you are just starting […] The post Attending Craft Fairs for the First Time appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • How to choose the right corporate colours

    Joanne Dewberry
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:29 am
    In the modern business world, image matters. Providing attractive products or services isn’t always enough to achieve long-lasting success in today’s competitive marketplace. The firms that reach the top of their industries are those that cultivate powerful brands, and corporate colours play a major role in this. Before you create your logo, launch your website, […] The post How to choose the right corporate colours appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Working From Home Top Tips

    Joanne Dewberry
    5 Feb 2015 | 11:30 pm
    According to an infographic by Vonage which looks at the growth of home businesses in the UK, 8million people run an online business from their home. Running a business from home can be the easiest option. You reduce the overheads of a traditional office space, you can use the home amenities and pay a % […] The post Working From Home Top Tips appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • How the Art of Negotiation Will Further Your Career

    Joanne Dewberry
    5 Feb 2015 | 2:14 am
    It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that negotiation and its success is all down to luck, personality, and some sort of magic. How do you know it will work? Can you pull it off? What will it actually do? Conquering the art of negotiation is vital when it comes to business, […] The post How the Art of Negotiation Will Further Your Career appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Google+ Tips for Beginners

    Joanne Dewberry
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:03 am
    I’m still getting to grips with Google+ but here are a few things I have learnt so far. Fill in your profile completely – make sure you link all social media platforms and any google products (You Tube, Blogger etc .. the views total is made up using this too so if you have a […] The post Google+ Tips for Beginners appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
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    SunGard Availability Services UK / Blog

  • Sungard Availability Services’ government cloud helps Facewatch keep an eye on crime

    Sungard Availability Services UK
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:30 am
    Gordon’s Wine Bar, established in 1890 and thought to be London’s oldest, is a popular venue for office workers and tourists wanting to experience a taste of Dickensian London. Owner Simon Gordon noticed that petty theft was becoming a growing problem in the bar’s atmospheric, candle-lit cellars. “”What seemed like quite a daunting task has turned into an exciting business opportunity for us because we have found the right partner and are benefitting from their consultancy and support.”” — Simon Gordon, Chairman, Facewatch Business challenge Simon Gordon wanted…
  • FUJIFILM chooses Sungard Availability Services cloud to scale up in a flash

    Sungard Availability Services UK
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:35 am
    FUJIFILM’s popular FUJIFILM Imagine On Line & Mobile platform allows people to print their digital photos on a variety of items including photo books, mugs, coasters, clothing and keyrings to make truly personal gifts and mementos.  Images are stored in the cloud for editing at home or in one of 300 FUJIFILM shops or kiosks, with images either printed in store or sent by post.  If consumers were unable to access their photos instantly the FUJIFILM Imagine On Line & Mobile service would grind to a halt and FUJIFILM’s reputation would suffer irreparable damage. Consequently, high…
  • Crowded London

    Daren Howell
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:57 am
    London’s population has rapidly expanded; increasing by a staggering two million in 25 years. The city now stands at over 8.6 million, placing even more pressure on a transport network that is already showing signs of struggling. Commuting to and from the city is already an arduous task, with images of people squeezing themselves into carriages a far too familiar one – and an experience that will become even more common as the city’s population continues to expand. Currently, the average worker will spend over 10,634 hours of their career simply commuting – and for London based…
  • Answering Business Demand: How to Grow your IT Estate without Increasing Complexity

    Max Feneck
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:39 am
    Whether we like it or not IT now plays a central role in our working lives, from the moment we enter the office until the time we clock off – and often beyond. No longer considered as a necessary evil, the IT department is now a crucial part of every project within a business. Building Bigger and Better And for the IT department, this responsibility couldn’t have come at a worse time, propelling the CIO to centre stage during a challenging economic period. Increased demands on the IT team has meant that the CIO is now facing a serious challenge to keep the business at the forefront of…
  • Lock Down on Security: Why Increasing Pressure on Data Compliance is Good for Ireland

    Gary Watson
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:38 am
    Over the last year information security and compliance has experienced a meteoric rise up Ireland’s corporate agenda. Within Ireland, the data sovereignty issue has been slowly brought into the spotlight through the appointment of Helen Dixon as the country’s Data Protection Commissioner and her plans to expand the department. Meanwhile, Microsoft’s long-running battle with the US court system over the right to privacy has gathered numerous column inches. More globally, the fallout from Sony’s devastating hack has ensured that data security is being discussed in boardrooms up and down…
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    Ask Conny Small Business Financial Solutions

  • Worried about Tax Return Identity Theft?

    Conny
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    If you’re not, you should be. Filing fraudulent tax refunds with stolen identity information is one of the fastest growing areas of identity theft. Here’s how it works: Scammers steal your ID info, including your social security number, and then file a fraudulent tax return in your name. They get the refund & disappear with […]
  • Eligible for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit?

    Conny
    29 Dec 2014 | 2:56 pm
    Employers with fewer than 25 employees may be eligible for the health care tax credit. The credit can be carried back or forward to other tax years if you don’t fully use it for 2014. Check with your accountant for specifics, but if your staff is covered under a qualified health care plan offered through […]
  • ‘Tis the Season to Give – 6 Tips on Deducting Charitable Donations

    Conny
    26 Dec 2014 | 10:49 am
    As we close out 2014, many folks are looking at making their final charitable donations for the year. Here are a few tax related tips: 1. The IRS requires written documentation for donations of ANY amount – keep your credit card statements, check copies or electronic transfer confirmations. The documentation should show the name of […]
  • When the Cloud Fails You

    Conny
    27 Aug 2013 | 6:13 am
    Everyone loves the cloud these days. The cloud makes accessing your files easy; it makes working with teams easy; and it makes sharing documents with colleagues or customers easy. But are you prepared to cope if you get locked out? I use a cloud based document sharing system in my real estate business here in […]
  • Employee Credit Cards

    Conny
    15 Aug 2013 | 7:10 am
    Many small businesses provide employees with business credit cards. This can cut down on processing time for expense reports, improve documentation of expenses and reduce the need for petty cash. There are a few caveats for the small business owner, however: Credit cards are easy to use, but expenses are still subject to the same […]
 
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    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies

  • How to get your audience to participate

    Roberto Monaco
    5 Feb 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter February 06th, 2015 San Diego, Ca Sunny 73 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear 10X Business Builder, If you want to win the presentation game, you have to set the right frames Please, write this down: your job as an influencer is to manage the energy of the room. If you can’t manage the energy in the room, if you can’t get the audience to “feel” different emotions during your presentation, you will have a hard time moving your audience into action at the end of your talk. Advanced influencers know that…
  • [Video] “7 Ways to Transform Pause into Influence Part 7″

    Roberto Monaco
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:23 am
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter January 26th, 2015 San Diego, Ca Mostly Cloudy 64 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear 10X Business Builder, Imagine this… You are super excited presenting your material to a group of professional adults and all of sudden you hear a couple of people chatting in the back of the room. You pretend not to hear the noise hoping that they will eventually stop, but they don’t. They keep talking. As a matter of fact, the more they talk, the louder they get. Eventually the noise becomes distracting and the…
  • [Video] “7 Ways to Transform Pause into Influence Part 6″

    Roberto Monaco
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:01 am
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter January 13th, 2015 San Diego, Ca Rainy 55 Degrees Dear 10X Business Builder, Have you ever lost your train of thought during a presentation? If you have, you know how terrifying it is!! Not only it is embarrassing but, it’s also counter-productive. If you have not and you do a lot of presentations, it is just a matter of time before it happens to you. I am not being negative, it is just the nature of the speaking and presentation business. In this video I share with you a quick story when I lost my train of thought…
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    Naomi Simson's Blog

  • Shark Tank Australia Episode Four on TEN Sunday 1 March 8.00pm

    Naomi Simson
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:32 am
    Here is my review of the pitches we saw in Shark Tank Australia episode 4 – yet another great show demonstrating the diversity of Australian innovation. It was pretty exciting to see such a big pitch come into the Tank… Scope My Project – The two founders clearly did not appreciate the sorts of questions or understanding required to attract investment. A businesses to business service – yet I had the feeling that it had just been created on the fly. I have a great deal of respect for anyone coming to us – the work and energy it takes to build something that others might…
  • Live What You Love: Purpose (Extract)

    Naomi Simson
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:08 pm
      Bring others into your purpose… share the dream Purpose extract from Live What You Love I don’t live to work, I work to live. But if I love the work I choose, then my work is no longer work. Our society celebrates the idea of the workaholic. Earlier in this book I have written that the happy employee creates a great workplace. I note that a culture of fun and happiness can be authentic and fostered by all people in a business and that hap­piness can deliver amazing results. The words ‘fun’ and ‘work’ are not — and should not be — mutually exclusive. Yet our…
  • When was the last time you said thank you?

    Naomi A Simson
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:52 pm
    I felt completely honoured when the RedBalloon team hosted a #redshark party – I loved my ‘Shark’ party – thanks team Anyone who has met me or listened to me at a speaking event knows I’m a passionate person. For example, I’m passionate about giving people opportunities to share good times with those that matter to them: this is the passion that drives RedBalloon. I’ve said before how much of an honour it is to be part of people’s happiest, most thrilling, and special moments. But I also believe that these “good times” shouldn’t just be reserved for…
  • Why I ate pet food on national TV and why I would do it again

    Naomi Simson
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Image courtesy of TEN – On set for Shark Tank When I walked into work on Monday morning I was met by RedBalloon’s PR Executive who greeted me with, “You’ll never believe the headline I just read about you!” The article she was talking about was Shark Tank recap: The night Naomi Simson ate dog food on national television. There’s no doubt eating food meant for canines makes great TV, but there was actually a very real business reason why I did it… it’s called “customer experience”. During episode two of TEN’s Shark Tank, Shae from Bento Pets made a claim that her…
  • ‘The Sharks’ reveal their secrets to running a successful business.

    Naomi Simson
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:09 pm
    THEY are ‘The Sharks’ on Ten’s new reality show Shark Tank — and here they reveal their secrets to running a successful business. This article appeared in news.com.au on 18 February 2015 View the video on Secrets to Success. Click on the picture to view on TenPlay So just who are these entrepreneurs and what have they done to be worthy of the label ‘Shark’? Tech entrepreneur … Steve Baxter from Shark Tank. INTERNET PIONEER STEVE BAXTER My business motto is… Do business you are proud of. The best deal I ever made was… On Shark Tank. It is a great business with an awesome…
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    Negotiation Insights

  • 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…
  • Negotiation Mistakes: Misguided Integrity

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

  • Profit Street Launches at IFA in Las Vegas

    Profit Street
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:24 pm
    We hope you were able to stop by our booth at the 53rd Annual IFA Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas. We had the four big screens that linked together to make a dynamic display 4.5 feet tall by 8 feet wide. We had a great time meeting a lot of very interesting people and are excited for the next opportunity. In fact we would be happy to attend your next annual franchisee meeting to share information about our new cloud based software system. Send us an email with details about your next meeting and we will try to make it. The post Profit Street Launches at IFA in Las Vegas appeared first…
  • Task Force Dagger selected as Profit Street corporate charity

    Profit Street
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Phoenix, AZ – (February 12, 2015) – Profit Street is proud to announce the selection of the Task Force Dagger Foundation as its corporate charity. Details regarding how Profit Street will be supporting Task Force Dagger will be provided soon. About Task Force Dagger The Task Force Dagger Foundation is dedicated to providing immediate assistance to wounded, ill, or injured Soldiers and their families, and the families of casualties from the United States Army Special Operations Command. To learn more about the organization, visit their website at www.taskforcedagger.org. About…
  • Franchise Market reports worries about Profit Margins

    Profit Street
    1 Feb 2015 | 1:25 pm
    February 1, 2015 – Yesterday, I was talking with a franchise owner about their business and the issue of declining profit margins came up.  As a small business owner, I had to agree that there seems to be so many more factors negatively influencing the bottom line.  Of course, that is one of the reasons Profit Street was created.  When I got back to the office, I did some additional research to see if I could back up our gut feeling.  I found that last year, a large survey was conducted by the research firm Franchise Business Review that supported our perception.  One of its…
  • 2015 International Franchise Association (IFA) Annual Convention: Las Vegas, Feb. 15-18

    Profit Street
    12 Jan 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Stop by our booth at the 2015 International Franchise Association (IFA) Annual Convention in Las Vegas, February 15th through the 18th.  Find out how we can help you unlock your time and money potential and ask for a Profit Street Card Key for a chance to win one of many prizes. The post 2015 International Franchise Association (IFA) Annual Convention: Las Vegas, Feb. 15-18 appeared first on Profit Street.
  • Profit Street Webinars: Feb. 26, Mar. 9, Mar. 20

    Profit Street
    11 Jan 2015 | 1:26 pm
    Join us for a 30-minute virtual tour of the Profit Street solution for the franchise industry.  See how this powerful tool will make your life easier, while assisting in increasing your profit margins and employee retention.  Webinars scheduled for February 26th, March 9th and March 20th.  Go to our “Contact Me” page to register. The post Profit Street Webinars: Feb. 26, Mar. 9, Mar. 20 appeared first on Profit Street.
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    Midas Touch

  • What Can UK Businesses Learn from Low Productivity Figures?

    Fresh Business Thinking
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:57 am
    By Matt Ayres, Fresh Business Thinking Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics show that Britain’s economy has lost the ability to improve output from its existing labour force and assets like machinery and premises since the 2008-09 financial crisis. This new information highlights the worries that the economic crisis has left long-lasting barrier for economic growth. According to the ONS, growth is 2013 only occurred because more people were working longer hours and because capital stock was higher. It was not, as many assumed, because Britain had got better and turning…
  • Is Remote Working Right for Your Business?

    Fresh Business Thinking
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:53 am
    By Matt Ayres, Fresh Business Thinking If you run a start-up business with several members of staff, one of your main outgoing costs is likely to be the office space to run your business from. Keeping costs down is understandably a top priority for many new entrepreneurs, but even small offices can make a serious dent in your potential profits. With many companies relying on the internet for the majority of their internal communications, it begs the question whether spending money on a physical working space makes sense for your company. There are certainly examples of businesses that have…
  • Ten Essential Things to Include in Your Marketing Plan

    Fresh Business Thinking
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:49 am
    By Matt Ayres, Fresh Business Thinking Any growing business needs a marketing plan, identifying everything from your target customers to how you plan to keep current spenders loyal. Crafted correctly, a marketing plan will help you to ensure consistent improvement of sales and profits, but in order to succeed; it must address a number of key areas. To help you write the perfect marketing plan, we’ve compiled a list of the ten essential points that you need to think about when writing it. 1. Your target customers. You need to define who your product or service is being marketed to. Define…
  • Creating the Perfect Business Plan

    Guest Blog
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:45 am
    By Stephen White A soundly researched business plan should be the bedrock to all entrepreneurial ventures, regardless of their nature. Just writing down your ideas will take your thought processes to the next level, allowing you to outline how your business will operate and how you can communicate your vision to all others involved. When it comes to attracting capital, a business plan is the vital first glance potential investors will have of the efficacy of your plans. The more thorough these can be, the more likely you are to win the financial support you need. Even before securing capital…
  • Freedom and Choice in Pensions… Hopefully

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

  • “What Impresses a Coach” – A Letter to Athletes on Toughness

    Sean Glaze
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:06 am
    A LETTER TO ATHLETES ON THE IMPORTANCE OF TOUGHNESS:   “Dear Player: I am glad you have worked to build skills, and skills will serve you well when you are on the floor competing against other talented athletes… but it is not skill alone that separates successful achievers from the mediocre masses. The greatest divider of players in basketball, or in business, is toughness. If you were an office manager, it would be nice to have people with terrific skills – but if you had an employee who was very skilled and experienced, but who also whined and complained or was negative or…
  • 4 Steps to Create REAL Impact at Your Next Event

    Sean Glaze
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:25 am
    As a meeting professional, you want to create real impact at your event, but all too often people look back after attending a conference or an annual meeting and, even though they may have had a few nice conversations and taken a few interesting notes, feel like it was all just empty calories? Cake, or potato chips, are great examples of foods that provide empty calories – and like some conferences or meetings you may have attended, they offer very little that is really useful or nourishing. But there IS hope… You CAN ensure that your next company event delivers REAL impact.
  • What Drives Engagement and Motivates Employees?

    Sean Glaze
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:52 am
    As a team leader, it is important to be aware of what drives engagement and motivates your employees and teammates. Most leaders are familiar with the 2013 Gallup poll that suggested “70% of American workers are ‘not engaged’ or ‘actively disengaged’ and are emotionally disconnected from their workplaces and less likely to be productive.” Employee engagement has a tremendous impact on productivity, and there are a number of factors that contribute to your people feeling connected to a compelling common goal and to other people in your organization.    Below is an image,…
  • Top 20 Fun Conference Theme Ideas to Inspire Teamwork

    Sean Glaze
    3 Jan 2015 | 4:45 am
    Are you looking for fun conference theme ideas to inspire teamwork in your organization? If you are planning an annual meeting or event, one of the things you want to decide on early in your planning is a theme that will tie all of your speakers and breakout sessions and activities together under one main message.   Your speakers will appreciate having some direction when planning their comments, and your people will leave with a more clear and consistent message. So, as you begin to plan for your next gathering – whether it is for 20 people or 2,000 – consider using one of these…
  • Team Trust is Like a Three Legged Stool

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

  • “Hire Slow, Fire Fast”

    Stan Dubin
    21 Feb 2015 | 1:01 pm
    You’ve probably heard the classic hiring mantra: “Hire Slow, Fire Fast.” Let’s look at the pros and cons of this.        
  • What Do They Read?

    Stan Dubin
    7 Feb 2015 | 4:23 pm
    You’re interviewing a new applicant and you want to find out about their reading preferences. It could go like this:        
  • How Important Is a Smile?

    Stan Dubin
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:20 pm
    A smile can cut through a room filled with tension; a smile can sometimes blow away a person’s irritation; a smile can even make a person feel safe.        
  • Tell Me About Your Fellow Employees

    Stan Dubin
    11 Jan 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Finding out what your candidate thought about his previous co-workers could be a compelling insight into how he will get along with your group.        
  • Are Younger Applicants Distressing You?

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

  • Anything but average

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

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

    Midlandsblog
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:38 am
    It was clear during the recent political conference season that Healthcare is, yet again, set to become a central theme for debate in the run up to next year’s general election.Whatever your politics, there’s one thing that all healthcare professionals agree on: an aging population and a massively overstretched health service mean it’s increasingly difficult to deliver services. A sentiment that was echoed at our recent Healthcare dinner, which brought together the major players in the Midlands’ healthcare industry as they, led by Dr David Levy, reflected on the Keogh Review. The…
  • India Growth Opportunity – UK Roadshow, 3-13 March 2014

    Midlandsblog
    19 Feb 2014 | 8:56 am
    Minister Greg Barker may be better known for leading the Department of Energy and Climate Change – but he is also responsible for the UK’s trade relations with India. Earlier this month, on a trip to the country, the Minister heralded the “flourishing” trade relationship between the UK and India and predicted a doubling of trade between the two nations by 2015. The announcement confirms a trend we have seen developing over the last decade, as the Indian government has slowly but steadily introduced reforms to make India more investor-friendly. Most recently, the country has announced…
  • All change at the checkouts?

    Midlandsblog
    17 Feb 2014 | 10:57 am
    After another tough year for retailers, Christmas 2013 came as something of a relief, with the majority showing an improved performance on the 2012 festive period. As we predicted in our Christmas retail forecast, those retailers who mastered click-and-collect did particularly well. However, big supermarkets did not have such a merry Christmas. They saw their festive performances eclipsed by the discount chains which have seen a dramatic shift in their brand positioning and consumer behaviour. Both these changes really came to the fore at Christmas. The leading discounters have been creeping…
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  • Difference Between Strategy and Tactics

    Howard Shore
    4 Feb 2015 | 10:40 am
    Difference Between Strategy and Tactics Do you know the difference between strategy and tactics? Most leaders who think they are talking about strategy are really stuck in tactics. Many times it is hard to see the difference. A business owner called me today because he read “Mastering the Rockefeller Habits 2.0 Scaling Up” by Verne Harnish and was honest in admitting he was confused. When you think you are developing a strategy for your business, could you be confusing it with tactics? Two Strategic Questions Every CEO Must Answer Strategy is the plan of action to achieve a major or…
  • Is Your Business Ready for the Challenges of 2015?

    Howard Shore
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:22 am
    Is Your Business Ready for the Challenges of 2015? Do you have plan to grow or a wish to grow in 2015? Too often, it is the latter for most businesses! The reason is that the leadership has failed to properly think through what is possible, what is required, and how they will overcome the obstacles. In business you must grow or your company cannot survive. If your business grows and that growth does not turn into cash, you have a bad business model. As I’ve mentioned in previous articles, numerous things are always changing, making it more difficult to keep your existing customers happy,…
  • Are You a Leader of Influence?

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

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

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

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:47 am
    Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), the second largest natural gas producer in the U.S., is suing its founder and former CEO Aubrey McClendon, accusing him of stealing confidential information to benefit his other investments. Chesapeake Energy filed a civil suit in Oklahoma Country District Court on Tuesday, alleging McClendon emailed the confidential drilling information to his personal account and had a staff member print the hard copies for him during his final days at Chesapeake Energy in 2013.  This, he did, around “thirty-six hours” following the announcement of his resignation.
  • Apple Gearing Up To Launch Apple Watch In April, Orders Up To 6Mn Units

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:39 pm
    Apple(NASDAQ:AAPL), the maker of the iconic iPhone, has reportedly ordered its Asian watch vendors to manufacture five million to six million units of three Apple Watch models in the first quarter as it gears up to launch the gadget in April.Taiwanese company Quanta Computer is the assembler of the Apple Watch. The low-end Apple Watch Sport model constitutes fifty percent of the entire order, mid-level model accounts for one-third while the top-tier model which features the 18-karat gold frame constitutes the rest.  However, Apple could ramp-up the production of the high-end model…
  • Transocean’s CEO Steven Newman Resigns

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:38 am
    Offshore driller Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) has announced the departure of its CEO and President Steven Newman amid the downturn in the industry led by the 50% drop in oil prices since mid-2014. The Switzerland based company said that the five-year term for Newman will come to an end on Monday. Newman’s tenure was also marred by Transocean’s involvement in the Gulf of Mexico deep-water oil disaster which led to the death of 11 workers while millions of barrels of oil were spilled into the ocean. As the company hunts for a replacement, Ian Strachan, Transocean’s chairman will serve as…
  • China's Offshore Oil Giant CNOOC To Cut CapEx By Up To 35%... Here's What It Shows

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:56 pm
    This article was firstly published by Seeking Alpha on February 4, 2015By Sarfaraz A. Khan, Research Asst. Omar EdwardhamsOn Tuesday, the Chinese oil companies started showing the impact of lower crude prices when CNOOC (NYSE:CEO), China's biggest offshore oil and gas producer, said that it is going to cut its 2015 capital expenditure budget by 26.1% to 35.4% from last year's estimate of 108.3 billion yuan to between 70 billion and 80 billion yuan, or $11.19 billion and $12.79 billion. The company more than doubled its capital spending during the four years ending 2014. The cut, which…
  • TransCanada: What's Next After The Looming Presidential Veto Of Keystone XL Pipeline?

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:51 pm
    This article was firstly published by Seeking Alpha on February 3, 2015By Sarfaraz A. Khan, Research Asst. Adnan MushtaqLast week, the Democrats blocked the passage of TransCanada's (NYSE:TRP) Keystone XL pipeline bill in the U.S. Senate, lingering on the house's discussion over the construction of the project. On Thursday, however, the Republicans -- who have favored the pipeline -- successfully passed a slightly amended version of the bill with 62 "yes" votes, thanks to the support from nine Democrats. But the bill is still five votes short of 67 required to bypass a presidential veto. The…
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  • Training Clients Recovering from Cancer

    Angie Pattengale
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:44 pm
    An estimated 1.6+ million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in 2015, according to the American Cancer Society: Cancer Facts & Figures 2015. It’s likely that you either know someone personally who has or had cancer, or have gone through treatments yourself. We’re seeing cancer rates in this country climb drastically and, regardless of what that is attributed to (i.e. the chemicals that we have grown accustomed to ingesting), the fact is it doesn’t seem to be lessening. The good news is that death rates for cancer patients are on the decline and have been steadily…
  • New Personal Trainer Manual

    Angie Pattengale
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:48 pm
    This newest version of the NFPT manual has been one of our biggest pet projects for some time coming, and it’s officially here! And, because we have a lot of good sharers in our office, we want you to have it! If you’re certified, you can download it from your NFPT account. If you’re not certified, Contact Us before March 3rd to request your digital copy and we’ll email it to you at no cost. This newest version of the NFPT manual is designed to be more of an every day training resource. Our message to you is this…we’re in this personal training endeavor…
  • Connecting the Dots: The Emerging Role of Health Coaching, Pt. 2

    GuestAuthor
    21 Feb 2015 | 7:21 am
    In a recently published article on Health Coaching, I offered an overview of this exciting field, outlining the many positive attributes such a service can provide for our personal training clients.  In Part Two, we will explore in more detail some specific methods employed by health coaches as they guide clients on their path to wellness. We are all undoubtedly familiar with the following quote: “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day; teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” The role of a successful health coach mirrors this premise.  While physicians and other clinicians are…
  • Tips for Training the 45+ Age Group

    GuestAuthor
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:28 pm
    What should individuals 45 years of age and older look for when shopping (interviewing) for a personal trainer? According to recent research, 51% of all personal training clientele are 45 years of age or older. This would stand to reason as this group has over 50% of the discretionary income, and more importantly spend more of their income on health then any other item, according to the World Health Organization. If you are considering training this demographic, here are some concerns that you need to be aware of. First things first. Ensure you are certified to work with people who may have…
  • Improving Cholesterol Levels Through Healthy Habits

    GuestAuthor
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:33 am
    There is much you can do to increase your HDL (good) cholesterol and decrease your LDL (bad) cholesterol through lifestyle improvements. In fact, government health officials recommend that most American adults with cholesterol problems should first change their health habits for 3 to 6 months before resorting to medications. Cholesterol is a waxy substance that circulates in the bloodstream. Your body makes its own cholesterol and also absorbs cholesterol from certain foods, specifically all animal product (i.e. meats, dairy products and eggs). Cholesterol is transported through the blood by…
 
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  • Why Your Business Plan Needs a Toll Free Number

    Vanity Numbers
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:06 pm
    One of the best ways to ensure your business’ success is to write an effective business plan. Regardless of the size, industry, or business type, your business won’t survive without a solid business plan. A business plan gives entities the opportunity to not only assess their current position but also their long term sales, growth, and development goals. While writing a business plan might seem like a huge, daunting task, don’t panic. Start by looking at your current marketing strategy. What strategies can you use to beef up your marketing plan to boost more sales and…
  • 5 Requirements For a Good Business Plan

    Vanity Numbers
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:36 pm
    A business plan is often something that entrepreneurs overlook. In fact, approximately 80% of small businesses without a business plan fail within the first five years. They can be difficult or lengthy to write, are they really needed, and, who has time to write a business plan? However, a good business plan is a great resource to have, not just to attract investors or partners, but it can also be helpful for you and your team to follow and refer to when trying to reach your overall business goals.  Make sure that you have the following 5 components to create a solid business plan.
  • Acuity Marketing, Inc. Expands Syndicated Radio Show with Custom Toll Free Number [Case Study]

    Vanity Numbers
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:58 am
    Company Name: Acuity Marketing, Inc. Contact Name: Tom Haynes – General Manager Location: Houston, TX Industry: Marketing Strategy Firm for Automotive Industry Number of Employees: 23   Acuity Marketing is a digital marketing strategy firm based out of Houston, Texas. They offer a unique, and highly effective approach that sets itself apart as a premium agency for the automotive industry. Their strong focus on growing car dealers’ market share through original content creation and distribution via digital marketing channels has provided effective and widespread results. Not…
  • 5 Easy Ways to Take Control of Your Business

    Vanity Numbers
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:24 am
    As a business owner, you are responsible for all facets of your business. Unfortunately, running a business doesn't necessarily mean you're in control, as many aspects might be difficult to manage. However, before you lose all hope, here are five easy ways a toll free number can help you take control of your small business. 1.      Understand customer concerns. Many times when a customer is contacting a business’ toll free number, it is because they have a particular question or concern. Having a toll free number and listening to customer problems and…
  • 4 Creative Ways to Use Instagram with Your Toll Free Number

    Vanity Numbers
    6 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Leveraging your vanity numbers to social media channels, can also include Instagram, the premiere social media photo sharing social media app. While a wildly popular social media platform for individuals, the site remains outside the marketing radar of many small business owners. Here are four quick and easy ways that small business owners can use Instagram to promote toll free numbers. 1. Create a Portfolio of your Products For small businesses, Instagram provides the perfect platform for demonstrating how a product looks. The sudden surge in the popularity of Instagram means your business…
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  • Make Money with Adsense without a Website

    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
  • Make Money with Dailymotion- Intro

    Hussain
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:25 pm
    Make Money with Dailymotion is the simplest way to make huge amount per month by sharing your videos. This is the introductory video of Dailymotion FREE Video Course. Follow Career Secrets and my Dailymotion channel videotutorials4u to get latest videos in your email account. This is just a beginning of video tutorials. I am planning to share advance courses for you guys to make your career building process easy. Share this post with others as well.  Good Luck Make Money with Dailymotion- Intro by videotutorials4uDailymotion is the most popular and fast growing video sharing network and…
  • Make Money By Selling Your Videos Online

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    14 Feb 2015 | 11:53 am
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  • Chesapeake Energy sues founder Aubrey McClendon

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:47 am
    Chesapeake Energy (NYSE:CHK), the second largest natural gas producer in the U.S., is suing its founder and former CEO Aubrey McClendon, accusing him of stealing confidential information to benefit his other investments. Chesapeake Energy filed a civil suit in Oklahoma Country District Court on Tuesday, alleging McClendon emailed the confidential drilling information to his personal account and had a staff member print the hard copies for him during his final days at Chesapeake Energy in 2013.  This, he did, around “thirty-six hours” following the announcement of his resignation.
  • Apple Gearing Up To Launch Apple Watch In April, Orders Up To 6Mn Units

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:39 pm
    Apple(NASDAQ:AAPL), the maker of the iconic iPhone, has reportedly ordered its Asian watch vendors to manufacture five million to six million units of three Apple Watch models in the first quarter as it gears up to launch the gadget in April.Taiwanese company Quanta Computer is the assembler of the Apple Watch. The low-end Apple Watch Sport model constitutes fifty percent of the entire order, mid-level model accounts for one-third while the top-tier model which features the 18-karat gold frame constitutes the rest.  However, Apple could ramp-up the production of the high-end model…
  • Transocean’s CEO Steven Newman Resigns

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:38 am
    Offshore driller Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG) has announced the departure of its CEO and President Steven Newman amid the downturn in the industry led by the 50% drop in oil prices since mid-2014. The Switzerland based company said that the five-year term for Newman will come to an end on Monday. Newman’s tenure was also marred by Transocean’s involvement in the Gulf of Mexico deep-water oil disaster which led to the death of 11 workers while millions of barrels of oil were spilled into the ocean. As the company hunts for a replacement, Ian Strachan, Transocean’s chairman will serve as…
  • China's Offshore Oil Giant CNOOC To Cut CapEx By Up To 35%... Here's What It Shows

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:56 pm
    This article was firstly published by Seeking Alpha on February 4, 2015By Sarfaraz A. Khan, Research Asst. Omar EdwardhamsOn Tuesday, the Chinese oil companies started showing the impact of lower crude prices when CNOOC (NYSE:CEO), China's biggest offshore oil and gas producer, said that it is going to cut its 2015 capital expenditure budget by 26.1% to 35.4% from last year's estimate of 108.3 billion yuan to between 70 billion and 80 billion yuan, or $11.19 billion and $12.79 billion. The company more than doubled its capital spending during the four years ending 2014. The cut, which…
  • TransCanada: What's Next After The Looming Presidential Veto Of Keystone XL Pipeline?

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:51 pm
    This article was firstly published by Seeking Alpha on February 3, 2015By Sarfaraz A. Khan, Research Asst. Adnan MushtaqLast week, the Democrats blocked the passage of TransCanada's (NYSE:TRP) Keystone XL pipeline bill in the U.S. Senate, lingering on the house's discussion over the construction of the project. On Thursday, however, the Republicans -- who have favored the pipeline -- successfully passed a slightly amended version of the bill with 62 "yes" votes, thanks to the support from nine Democrats. But the bill is still five votes short of 67 required to bypass a presidential veto. The…
 
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  • Egypt’s Sisi Meets New Saudi King To Discuss Middle East Crises

    Aarti Nagraj
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:04 am
    King Salman broke official protocol to meet Sisi at the airport. The post Egypt’s Sisi Meets New Saudi King To Discuss Middle East Crises appeared first on Gulf Business.
  • Oman To Issue First Sovereign Sukuk By Mid-2015 – Central Bank Chief

    Aarti Nagraj
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:01 am
    The Islamic bond will help finance a budget deficit caused by the plunge of oil prices, Hamood Sangour al-Zadjali said. The post Oman To Issue First Sovereign Sukuk By Mid-2015 – Central Bank Chief appeared first on Gulf Business.
  • Egypt Election Committee Working On New Poll Timetable

    Aarti Nagraj
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:48 am
    President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi directed his government to amend the article within one month. The post Egypt Election Committee Working On New Poll Timetable appeared first on Gulf Business.
  • First Look: Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights

    Aarti Nagraj
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
    The two-tower complex – split between 464 hotel rooms and 405 apartments – overlooks Dubai Healthcare City. The post First Look: Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights appeared first on Gulf Business.
  • Reem Island Suspect Referred To UAE Supreme Court

    Mary Sophia
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:28 am
    The suspect, Alaa Bader Abdullah, is charged for murdering Ibolya Ryan and placing an explosive at the doorstep of another Abu Dhabi resident. The post Reem Island Suspect Referred To UAE Supreme Court appeared first on Gulf Business.
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  • The “Punk Rock” Guide to Networking

    John Corcoran
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:21 am
    This is a guest post by David J.P. Fisher. I learned all of my best networking strategies from punks. No, really. Back in the late 1990’s I played drums in a ska band in Chicago. While my band had a horn section and suits, most of the shows that we played included at least a few other punk bands that sported lots of distortion, combat boots, and mosh pits. I was managing the band at the time, and I didn’t realize it, but I was getting a first class education in the power of business networking from these punk bands and their fans. I’m often asked where I developed my networking chops…
  • 074: David Hancock | The Entrepreneur’s Book Publisher

    John Corcoran
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    We can all agree on one thing, right? Traditional book publishing is dead. Or maybe not. If you think the Amazon Kindle and digital books are going to kill off all traditional book publishers, you need to listen to this episode of the Smart Business Revolution podcast. But first: what does publishing a book have to do with building relationships? I focus on interviewing successful entrepreneurs about how they got to their level of success through the lens of relationships. I’ve covered a lot of topics – from face to face networking to creating your own conference, to body language, to…
  • How Tom Made Over $6,000 Passively in 2014 from One Book

    John Corcoran
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:03 pm
    This is a guest post by Tom Morkes.  This month I am featuring articles to inspire you to write your own book, because a book is an excellent tool for building relationships at scale. Whoops. Sometimes there is such as thing as a good accident. Last year, I did something mostly by accident that led to over $6,000 in completely “hands-free” passive income I had created a book the prior year, during 2013, that I pretty much did not touch in 2014. Nevertheless, take a look at the results:   Income generated from a single book The graph above is a snapshot of The Complete Guide…
  • 073: Dave Stachowiak | How to Recover From a Bad First Impression & Make a Good First Impression

    John Corcoran
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:39 pm
    Have you ever made a bad first impression? Of course you have. We all have. But when you do make a bad first impression, many people struggle to figure out what to do next. Should you apologize? Should you keep quiet? Should you send flowers or a box of chocolates? Maybe you should send over a bouquet of two dozen red roses, a case of nice wine, and a gift certificate for a facial* (*major bad first impressions only). In this episode, I bring back my friend Dr. Dave Stachowiak, host of the Coaching for Leaders podcast, who I have done joint episodes with previously.  We talk about what to do…
  • 072: Kevin Thompson | How to Make $14.5 Million from an Ugly Website

    John Corcoran
    7 Feb 2015 | 8:15 am
    Be sure to download the free strategy session worksheet I created based off this interview. How does a guy who lives in a small town in rural Washington State go from working on commercial fishing boats in Alaska to running a business from his home office that brought in over $14 million over the last 10 years? One answer: relationships. In this episode, I want to introduce you to a man who is a master at building relationships and turning those relationships into phenomenal amounts of revenue. You’ve probably never heard of him before. His name is Kevin Thompson. He spent over 7 years on…
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  • The boy who hung the curtain rod

    Michelle
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:01 am
    I went downstairs to bring the workers coffee. When I returned, the boy, age 16 or 17, was standing on a table hammering enthusiastically. He had set three fixtures in place, and the curtain rod rested squarely upon them. Great work — except he was standing outside. “What are you doing?” I asked, somewhat perplexed to see adornment of this kind hanging on a building’s exterior. “Have you ever seen curtains on the outside of a house?” “Brother says me to,” was his reply. It was an order, the task assigned to him. We need to teach our young…
  • Fear and places we connect

    Michelle
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:05 am
    On Valentine’s Day, I gave roses to strangers in Nepal. It sounds beautiful, but it began as a terrifying experience. I couldn’t bring myself to hand the first rose to an adult, I was too petrified. “What will she think? What will I say? What if the gift isn’t appreciated?” Instead, I approached a ten-year-old sitting beside her grandmother. The smile on the little girl’s face and her accompanying enthusiasm gave me the courage I needed to continue. Almost three dozen roses were distributed throughout the day. Brené Brown discusses this kind of fear…
  • Lead with your art

    Michelle
    9 Feb 2015 | 2:25 am
    I’ve been transfixed by the story of Vidal, the random kid photographed on the street and the subsequent events that have followed — over one million dollars raised, scholarships, field trips, a meeting with the President. Vidal’s principal, who publicly admitted to feeling discouraged and ready to throw in towel before this fantastic story unfurled, asked President Obama, “When is the time you felt most broken?” He tells the story of losing a Congress bid. His relationship with his wife was on the rocks, he was questioning himself, his work, his decisions. He was 40.
  • What if it felt like heli-skiing from your desk?

    Michelle
    4 Feb 2015 | 2:40 am
    James Altucher recently interviewed Seth Godin on fear, anxiety and doing work that matters. They discuss the separation between the Do-ers and the Sitters, those who put themselves in the game and those who watch from the sidelines wishing they could play. One of the main categorical differences is fear: the Do-ers don’t let it stop them. They find ways to circumnavigate their anxiety so that slowly, overtime, they can act and experience, learning tactics to manage stress along the way. The Sitters haven’t quite figured out how to conquer their fear. Paralyzed, they’re…
  • It doesn’t have to be great.

    Michelle
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:40 am
    In fact, it doesn’t even have to be good. We put so much expectation and pressure on ourselves to do something amazing, to be really incredible and innovative and caring and original and… We stop ourselves from doing any thing at all. We’re not just stopping ourselves. We’re stopping our teams. Our employees, our children. Ideas and dreams dead before they’re given a chance to take flight. We must give up. Release control. Let things become messy, imperfect and ruined. Then, we will get started. Then, we will finish. Then, we can become better. Bad work gives…
 
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  • Readiness Best Practices: Creating Effective Business Continuity Plans

    Jason Zimmerman
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:12 am
    While globally, the level of maturity of business continuity programs continues to rise, there are still many organizations that do not feel fully prepared. On average, respondents to MissionMode’s Readiness survey rate themselves at 58/100 in overall preparedness, and a recent disaster preparedness benchmark survey found that 75% of companies worldwide are failing in terms of IT disaster readiness. According to our Readiness Survey, 60% of organizations have underdeveloped plans as follows: 6.9% currently have no business continuity plans in place 21.6% have preliminary plans created but…
  • PwC Survey: Directors and Investors Aligned Over Risk Management

    MissionMode
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:05 pm
    When it comes to priorities in the boardroom, investors and directors don’t always agree on everything. The degree to how much the viewpoints of public company directors and investors vary is precisely what PwC set out to uncover when they completed their annual corporate directors and investors surveys. It’s probably no surprise to operations emergency preparedness leaders that when the results were collected, overall risk management was very important to both groups. Risk Management is a Top Priority for Directors and Investors According to the survey, directors and investors agree…
  • Minimize Economic Damage when the Next Storm Strikes

    MissionMode
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:14 am
    The numbers are staggering. Four major winter storms. Eight feet of snow. An economic loss that will likely reach billions when all is said and done. Residents of Massachusetts can’t wait for this winter to be over, but it has also been an especially challenging season for business continuity management experts. Forecasts for Dramatic Economic Damage “This winter weather has been economically devastating,” said Massachusetts State Auditor Suzanne Bump, who also served as secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, indicating the impact of this winter will be felt long after the...
  • Get the New Edition of eBook – The Art of Crisis Leadership

    MissionMode
    2 Feb 2015 | 12:18 pm
    The second edition of the incident managment eBook The Art of Crisis Leadership: Incident Management in the Digital Age has just been released, and we are pleased to offer it to you free of charge! Author Jim Truscott, CEO of Truscott Crisis Leaders, has helped business leaders at the helm of a variety of companies representing several industries deliver effective incident management leadership when faced with business-halting events. Updated and Expanded Incident Management Content Incident management in the digital age presents crisis managers with an array of challenges. Although the…
  • eCrisis Leadership Webinar – Practical Insights For Improved Incident Management

    MissionMode
    30 Jan 2015 | 2:56 pm
    This month, MissionMode, in partnership with Jim Truscott, author of The Art of Crisis Leadership: Incident Management in the Digital Age and CEO of Truscott Crisis Leaders, presents the free webinar, eCrisis Leadership. With two sessions available, this is a webinar crisis management leaders will not want to miss if they want to be prepared for crisis management in the 21st century! Reserve Your Spot for this Engaging Webinar Today! Spots are filling up fast for our upcoming webinar, eCrisis Leadership featuring Jim Truscott. We invite you to register now... Read More The post eCrisis…
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  • Australian Dollar to New Zealand Dollar (AUD/NZD) Exchange Rate Softens as Kiwi Confidence Increases

    Tim Boyer
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    The Australian Dollar softened slightly against the New Zealand Dollar on Friday after New Zealand Business Confidence rose in February. The ecostat increased from 30.4 to 34.4 and highlights a rise in business owner outlook for the coming 12 months. ANZ representative Cameron Bagrie commented: ‘In cricketing...
  • US Dollar to Pound Sterling Exchange Rate Weekly Roundup

    Toni Johnson
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    US Dollar Exchange Rate Outlook vs the British Pound Sterling (March 2015) At the start of the week, the US Dollar exchange rate firmed against the majority of its most traded peers as investors sought shelter in safer assets due to concerns over the Greece situation. The USD then softened slightly as domestic data...
  • Euro to Pound Sterling Rate Today: Weekly EUR/GBP Exchange Rate Roundup March 2015

    Frank Davies
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Today's Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) Exchange Rate Summary/ Analysis The Euro began the week softer against the Pound and US Dollar as investors favoured safer havens due to concerns over the Greece crisis. The Pound Sterling firmed against the Euro, as the markets remained jittery over the Greek situation. The...
  • Exchange Rate Forecasts for the Euro, Pound, Dollar and the Rupee

    John Cameron
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Latest Pound Sterling Forecasts vs the Euro, Rupee and US Dollar German Inflation Data Fails to Help Euro Exchange Rate Friday morning’s German CPI inflation data showed well ahead of expectations at 0.1% versus an anticipated -0.3%. However, in a clear case of ‘what should go up and...
  • Has the Australian Dollar Reached an Inflection Point v the Pound Sterling?

    John Cameron
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    The Pound Sterling reached its highest level against the Australian Dollar for over five years during the second week of this month. The GBP AUD exchange rate briefly breached the two to one level, topping out at 2.0032 on 12th February as investors began to fret that Greece’s newly elected radical left-wing Syriza-led government might not...
 
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    The Portfolio Partnership

  • Business Fundamentals Bootcamp CIC March 6th – Boston – Second Call

    Ian Smith
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    SPECIAL OFFER TO MY BLOG READERS - Complimentary Tickets are now available – Code SMITHCOMP – bring your team! Clink here to book – Use the Blue Eventbrite box on the Top Right. This Bootcamp is designed especially for CEOs and CXO’s of mature and growing companies with a focus on the tactical and operational expertise that you need to manage your growing business. More than 16 speakers will lead sessions focused on the functional areas of marketing, finance, law, and human resources to approximately 125 attendees. The Theme of this event is “Get Lean – Maximize…
  • Acquisitions – Is Your Due Diligence Validating the Future or the Past?

    Ian Smith
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    The success of an acquisition is rarely down to the price you pay according to the research. First the research: Cass Business School, concluded from detailed research covering 12,339 deals including 2917 acquisitions of distressed companies from 1984 to 2008 that price was not the determining factor for success but that post acquisition integration was the key. So the research is really clear – post acquisition planning is critical. So here is the issue to consider – are you focusing all your efforts on validating the past? Are you auditing the financial statements, the inventory,…
  • Business Fundamentals Bootcamp CIC March 6th – Boston

    Ian Smith
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:46 pm
    This Bootcamp is designed especially for CEOs and CXO’s of mature and growing companies with a focus on the tactical and operational expertise that you need to manage your growing business. More than 16 speakers will lead sessions focused on the functional areas of marketing, finance, law, and human resources to approximately 125 attendees. The Theme of this event is “Get Lean – Maximize Efficiencies and Cut Costs”, and the event concludes with a networking reception for participants and presenters. I will present at 2.35 – Growing & Increasing Margins – The…
  • Is the Internet of Things (IoT) Real?

    Ian Smith
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    If you can put a significant cost on a problem that affects a significant amount of people then you might have a real market. The next wave of the Internet is being called the Internet of Things (IoT) or the Industrial Internet. Billions are being spent on acquisitions to build IoT capability, billions are being spent by VCs to take a position but is it a real market? Here are 10 real problems with a real cost that the IoT type solution is solving: As the owner of Europe’s largest aquarium I need to automate the measurement of physical and chemical parameters in the tanks, and…
  • The Acquisitions Playbook

    Ian Smith
    8 Feb 2015 | 6:55 pm
      When I completed my first acquisition of another company it was 1990 and life was a little different from 2015 but the odds of completing an acquisition successfully are still long. Secondly, that first acquisition was so tortuous I became committed to building a process and a set of checklists that would make life easier the next time. I’ve fine-tuned the process over the years after each deal, building in key steps to solve problems encountered and frankly borrowing little tricks from clients and colleagues (there’s probably around 50 deals that have contributed to the structure…
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    Kathryn Welds | Curated Research and Commentary

  • Do “Hot” Emotions Lead to Better Decisions?

    kathrynwelds
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    -*Do people in an agitated emotional state tend to make decisions they later regret? Popular wisdom counsels against making decisions when influenced by “hot emotions” including feeling HALT – Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired, This guidance is based on the assumption that these physical and emotional experiences lead to regrettable decisions, such as relapsing to substance use. Shane Frederick Contradictory theories and research findings compete to explain the process of emotional decision-making. One view, suggested by Princeton’s Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman with Shane…
  • Motherhood Pay Penalty, Fatherhood Bonus

    kathrynwelds
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Michelle Budig Having children increases men’s salaries by more than 6% and decreases women’s earnings by more than 4%, according to University of Massachusetts’ Michelle Budig. Low-income women were most affected by the “motherhood pay penalty,” whereas low-income men were least affected. In the U.S., more than 70% of mothers are employed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. More than 40% of these mothers are the primary wage earner, reported the Pew Research Center. Marital status and parenting situation significantly affect average salaries:  Married mothers in the…
  • Confident Cluelessness = The Dunning-Kruger Effect + Ignorant Bliss

    kathrynwelds
    11 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Stav Atir Most people overestimate their own expertise, and most do not recognize their degree of incompetence. A previous blog post highlighted this metacognition phenomenon known as the Dunning-Kruger effect. This effect has been demonstrated for people’s overestimates of their skills in grammar, emotional intelligence, logical reasoning, firearm care and safety, debating, and financial acumen. Emily Rosenzweig More recently, the effect was demonstrated by Cornell’s Stav Atir and  Emily Rosenzweig of Tulane when they asked volunteers if they were familiar with concepts like…
  • Low Field Magnetic Stimulation To Improve Mood, Learning, Performance?

    kathrynwelds
    4 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Michael L. Rohan An unexpected observation during a diagnostic MRI brain scan may provide relief for people with medication-resistant, life-threatening depressive disorders. People diagnosed bipolar disorder (BPD) who had diagnostic MRI brain scans, reported rapid mood elevation after the procedure. Rinah Yamamoto The magnetic resonance imaging procedure was not intended to be therapeutic, but this unexpected finding led a team from Harvard directed by Michael L. Rohan, and including Rinah T. Yamamoto, Kenroy R. Cayetano, David P. Olson, Caitlin T. Ravichandran, Oscar G. Morales, Gordana…
  • Task Switching Skills Improved With Musical Training

    kathrynwelds
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Ira Hyman “Multitasking” is more accurately described as “task switching” because people typically can’t effectively sustain split attention. However, it is possible to alternate between two mental tasks, but there is a “cognitive switching cost” in decreased speed and performance accuracy. S. Matthew Boss One vivid example of performance decrements when performing simple “multitasking” is illustrated in a study of walking while using a mobile phone, conducted by Western Washington University’s Ira E. Hyman Jr., S. Matthew Boss, Breanne M. Wise-Swanson, Kira E. McKenzie,…
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    Zintro Blog

  • Inquiry Roundup- Laboratory Management

    Zintro Zintro
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Medical Laboratory Management JOB TITLE: MEDICAL DIRECTOR – LABORATORY SERVICES Manages and directs full service clinical/diagnostic laboratory service. Working collaboratively with the senior management team to ensure consistent high standards of service and commitment to quality are met, the Medical Director will be responsible for all technical laboratory planning, operations, and administration. He/she is responsible for the overall operation, leadership and direction of the Clinical Laboratory in accordance with the appropriate UAE guidelines governing clinical laboratories. View…
  • Success Story: Mike Keating

    Zintro
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:23 pm
    Zintro expert Mike Keating is a Registered Professional Engineer with 25 years of experience in the construction industry, and several certifications (PE, AVS, CCE, CGC). He is President of Keating & Associates, a personal and organizational coaching and consulting firm that facilitates developmental processes with organizations and individuals to help them align resources and realize their untapped and hidden potential. Mike is also a Cost Engineer for the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers and an adjunct instructor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of South Alabama. He…
  • Zintro Feature Update: Conversations

    Zintro
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:54 pm
    We understand the importance of Clients and Experts being able to interact through the platform and connect successfully. That’s why we just released the all new Conversations to replace Zmail as a way to help you achieve your goals more effectively. Whether you are an Expert or are looking for Experts, starting a conversation on Zintro has never been easier. Together with an improved user experience and user-friendly site that works on any device, we have made changes to maximize your probability of success on Zintro:   Other benefits of the new format include: No more masking…
  • Inquiry Roundup- Software Industry

    Zintro Zintro
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Software Licensing Reseller Service I am currently working on Software Licensing Reseller Services globally. I would like to know more about best sourcing strategies to procure Reseller Services in terms of understanding  various pricing models, margins, volume based discounts, rebates offered,cost saving areas of opportunities, comparing the SLA /KPI Metrics with software licensing & procurement services, cost drivers/ components. View Inquiry PHP Software Development In USA  I’m looking for a PHP Developer preferably from East Coast for my Washington, D.C.-based Our startup is…
  • Medical Device Group Shares Common Goal

    Zintro
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:25 pm
    In 2001, a group of Greater Reading companies began sharing resources and expertise in the medical device industry and other related industries. Formed by the startup incubator hub of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania, The Greater Reading Medical Device Group includes more than 80 professionals with a shared goal: Advancing the region’s medical device industry through shared knowledge and synergies, bringing with it easier access to resources and customer relationships. By meeting as member-companies each month, they are able to share ideas and pass along…
 
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    Sensei Marketing

  • Your Blog Should Not Require A Topic Generator

    Sam Fiorella
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:55 am
    I started blogging more than ten years ago. During this time, the reason I blogged – and the focus of those blogs – have varied based on my personal experiences and situations. It began with a small blog that shared my personal views on business and morphed into a corporate blog dedicated to starting debates on specific marketing topics such as customer acquisition, customer development, customer experience, and influence marketing. Along the way, I’ve contributed to a variety of other online publications such as 12Most.com, business2community.com, the Huffington Post, and most…
  • Marketing Management, Choosing Leads or Branding

    Don Whitbeck
    9 Feb 2015 | 5:47 pm
    This is part of an occasional series by the principals of Sensei Marketing on the issue of Marketing Management.  Too often marketers are required to make decisions for which the right answer is “it depends.” Factors such as the business environment, the political environment, past sales performance or even internal politics can influence our decision making. Further, marketers are sometimes measured on results after the fact, using different criteria than those used to make the decision in the first place. Consider this case:  As a marketing manager, you have a choice between running…
  • Smartphones and the Numbing of the American Mind

    Sam Fiorella
    5 Feb 2015 | 2:27 am
    Smartphone usage is on the rise. Yeah, I know; no big surprise there. Smartphones have become an appendage that we turn to almost constantly for the time, news, communications, entertainment, and directions.  Here are some staggering stats (according to a study conducted by Tecmark) In an average week, a smart phone user picks up his/her phone more than 1,500 times The average smartphone user uses his/her device for three hours and sixteen minutes each day – or the equivalent of almost one full day a week. Almost four in 10 users admitted feeling lost without their gadgets. Many owners…
  • Big Budget Commercials are Poor Customer Acquisition Tools Thanks to Audience Fragmentation

    Sam Fiorella
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:42 am
    This is not a Super Bowl commercial post; it will not rank the best/worst commercials. I made a promise to myself that I would never write another one of those; God knows there are way too many already being published. However, this post, on the day after the 2015 Super Bowl, is certainly inspired by the continued frenzy over these commercials. Super Bowl commercials have become an event in their own right, inspiring blog fodder and YouTube-watching frenzies all around the world. The demand for Super Bowl commercials is so high that Canadians, tired of having broadcasters substitute their own…
  • Social Media Has Killed Consumer Trust

    Sam Fiorella
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:36 am
    “People trust people, not brand advertising.” For the last few years, marketing analysts and social media marketers have been sharing copious studies and statistics which reiterate that sentiment. They give credit to social media for this new reality and point to the “wisdom of crowds” effect, which references the observation that people tend to believe what the masses say and share on social media, despite personal experiences or empirical evidence to the contrary. If enough people hold this belief, it must be true. We trust the wisdom of crowds, despite the fact that we neither know…
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    Procurement Bulletin Website

  • GlaxoSmithKline and Codexis: A Look at the Licensing Agreement

    Vincent Po
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:01 am
    Image via Flickr by e-Magine Art Codexis is an enzyme producer that develops biocatalysts for the pharmaceutical industry. They have proven technology that reduces the cost of manufacturing drugs through sustainable processes. In July 2014, Codexis signed an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to share a technology license. This article is for Premium Members only. Please login below to read the rest of this article. Not a Premium Member yet? Become one today Username Password Remember Me  
  • Demand for Boeing’s 777 Jet Is Going Down

    Vincent Po
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:01 am
    Image via Flickr by Jonathan New airplane technology from Airbus means that Boeing is going to face issues selling their 777 jumbo jet until they come out with their next generation model. The new planes built today by Airbus are more fuel efficient and need less maintenance. However, Boeing is still optimistic for profits in the next couple of years. This article is for Premium Members only. Please login below to read the rest of this article. Not a Premium Member yet? Become one today Username Password Remember Me
  • Gap Inc. and TAU Investment Management Team Up for Supply Chain Innovation

    Vincent Po
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:57 am
    Image via Flickr by Mike Mozart To improve their clothing factories in Southeast Asia, Gap Inc. is teaming up with TAU Investment Management to create a strategic partnership. They want to make changes to promote sustainability, better worker conditions, and more efficient processes. Gap Inc. will look to TAU’s factories as their preferred suppliers and TAU will look at the suppliers referred by Gap Inc. for priority review in their deal pipeline. Gap Inc. is a global clothing and accessory retailer associated with Banana Republic, Athleta, Old Navy, Piperlime, and Intermix. Their…
  • Oil Prices Could Be Headed Even Lower

    Vincent Po
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:03 pm
    Image via Flickr by Martin Lopatka In the summer, the price of a barrel of oil dropped 35 percent in a short amount of time. It has been headed down ever since. This is because of surging U.S. oil production levels and competition around the world. Experts predict that there is no end in sight for how low oil could go. Energy expert John Kilduff predicts that the price of a barrel of oil could drop to the $50s by early next year, or even lower. He told CNBC, “All the elements remain in place that got us here. More supply, and less demand, not more.” He continued, “It’s…
  • Europe’s Economy Expected to Drag for Another Decade

    Vincent Po
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:05 am
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    Project Management Resources

  • How to Manage Scope on Your Project

    jason
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    What is your project actually going to deliver? No not the high-level one-line pitch about creating more value for customers or whatever it is that your project sponsor talks about. The full list of tangible products that your project is working on.You should have one of these in fact this scope statement is one of the most useful documents that a project manager uses. It clearly states everything that the project will deliver so if it isn't on the list your project resources shouldn't be working on it.That's all fine in theory isn't it? But how do you do' scope management? It's really very…
  • How To Earn PDUs From Your Day Job

    jason
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    As a PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) you have to keep your certification up to date with a program of continuous professional development. This is called the Continuing Certification Requirements. You have to earn Professional Development Units over a 3-year period in order to maintain your credential. At the end of the 3-year period you have to attest to having done your professional development.However project managers are busy people and trying to fit in professional development can be tricky when you are scheduling your projects by day and planning dinners by night. When do you…
  • 5 Tests for Project Success

    jason
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    The start of a projectusually begins with a clearly definedbusiness case however formal or informal this might be. Someone comes up with an idea puts some detail around it and then presents it to whatever body does the approving of projects in your organization.It's at that point before the project planning begins that your project should pass the specific tests to determine its chances of success.Does yours? Check out these tests to determine whether your project is poised to achieve the best possible outcome...Test #1: Does Your ProjectAlign WithStrategy?Projects are always done for a…
  • How to Save a Failing Project

    jason
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:15 am
    When every status update you get from the project team makes you feel less confident about the project it's time to do something. Projects get into difficulties for all kinds of reasons the trick is in knowing how to get them out before your project is doomed to fail.Read our 4-step guide to learn how to save your failing project.How to know if your project is failingFirst let's define what's meant by a project that is failing. Your project is in trouble and in need of saving if you determine that one or more of these situations will happen:Your project is over the acceptable budget…
  • 5 Ways to Manage Up

    jason
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:15 am
    Project Managers need to know how to manage up down and sideways in an organization including those more senior than you such asC-Suite andsenior project leadership.Here aresome insights into how to best work with and leverage executive experience for the benefit of all.We all have to report to someone.Some executives are collaborative others are dictatorial. Somemay be completely hands off while others will want to run your project for you. Some are fun to work with while others are definitely not. The question is: How can you manage someone who is more senior than you?When Your Project…
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    Business.com Blog

  • Quote of the Day – February 27, 2015

    Business.com Editorial Staff
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    A company shouldn’t get addicted to being shiny, because shiny doesn’t last. – Jeff Bezos The post Quote of the Day – February 27, 2015 appeared first on Business.com Blog.
  • Quote of the Day – February 26, 2015

    Business.com Editorial Staff
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Theory is splendid but until put into practice, it is valueless. – James Cash Penney The post Quote of the Day – February 26, 2015 appeared first on Business.com Blog.
  • Quote of the Day – February 25, 2015

    Business.com Editorial Staff
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    I’ve always been in the right place and time. Of course, I steered myself there. – Bob Hope The post Quote of the Day – February 25, 2015 appeared first on Business.com Blog.
  • Quote of the Day – February 24, 2015

    Business.com Editorial Staff
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    It’s OK to have your eggs in one basket as long as you control what happens to that basket. – Elon Musk The post Quote of the Day – February 24, 2015 appeared first on Business.com Blog.
  • Quote of the Day – February 23, 2015

    Business.com Editorial Staff
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    An invention that is quickly accepted will turn out to be a rather trivial alteration of something that has already existed. – Edwin Land The post Quote of the Day – February 23, 2015 appeared first on Business.com Blog.
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    Repossession HQ

  • Big Bank Gets Hit with 9 Million in Fines for Taking Military Cars

    Steven Cohen
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:47 pm
    Come on Santander, repossession 101. Never take active military cars? Either the bank hired agents that had no knowledge of the law but they were in fact cheap. Or Santander felt they were above the law and for that they will pay dearly. They could have allowed the debtors to keep each car for less […] The post Big Bank Gets Hit with 9 Million in Fines for Taking Military Cars appeared first on Repossession HQ.
  • Agressive Repo and Woman Destroys Car While Being Repossessed

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • International Shipping To France

    shipping-Experts
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:12 pm
    Neighborhood Parcel Leading International shipping, Moving, Ocean shipping and Document shredding service company in Boston MA Whether you are shipping document, samples, personnel effects, crates or heavy machinery you are at the right place. Neighborhood Parcel provides the most reliable and the cheapest international shipping to France. International Shipping to France is now much easier with our Air Freight, Ocean Cargo and Express door-to-door services. You can choose service, get free rate quotes and monitor your shipment to ship to France on ship-to-France. The post International…
  • Shredding Household Documents

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

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

  • 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…
  • 5 Essentials For Closing A Project

    Jason
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:15 am
    As I showed the project sponsor the last deliverable she said Great thats that project over then. Ill brief you about the next one at our next meeting.Hold on! The project isnt over just because youve delivered the last deliverable! There are still a lot of things to do to ensure that your project is properly closed and shut down in a professional way. I talked to my sponsor about what else we needed to do in order to close the project down efficiently and these were the 5 essentials that we discussed.1. A Hand OverMy project team wasnt going to be responsible for managing the deliverables on…
  • What Your Project Stakeholders Must Know

    Jason
    5 Jan 2015 | 6:15 am
    I took in a parcel for a neighbour the other day and when she came round to collect it she was surprised at how big it was. It was huge but not very heavy! She told me later once she had opened it that it was a relatively small item (some bed linen) but that it had been shipped in a massive box with lots of packaging.While that isnt great for the environment it got me thinking about how easy it is to make assumptions about what people know. If she had known it was going to be such a big parcel with such a lot of wasted packaging she might have stayed in for it or not ordered it at all or…
  • 5 Things To Do When There’s a New Sheriff in Town

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

  • NBP084 -­ Inventing Greatness and Protecting Yourself in the Process, with Chris Hawker

    chris ducker
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Click here to Subscribe to the ‘New Business Podcast’ via iTunes! One of the most entrepreneurial endeavors anyone can undertake is the invention process. Taking an idea or concept shaping it into an actual product and then putting it on the market tests an entrepreneur like almost nothing else. Here to tell us the right way to do invent and protect our ideas, and offer some valuable suggestions on how to make it through the process without going crazy is Chris Hawker. Chris is the head of Trident Design, a one-stop shop that helps anyone with an idea take that idea from a napkin drawing…
  • 10 Reasons to Love Being an Entrepreneur!

    chris ducker
    9 Feb 2015 | 4:40 pm
    When I realized I’d had enough of working for someone else, it hit me between the eyes – BHAM! I was at 35,000 feet coming back from a month in Miami, where I had been working alongside the last ever person I would call ‘Boss’ (except the wife, obviously!). Deep down he was a nice guy. However, as a boss he was a terrible, micromanaging fiend. To the point where he would receive a copy of every email I received – sometimes even replying as me – ridiculous, right?! After that month with him, I’d simply had enough of the BS. I wrote my resignation…
  • NBP083 -­ Startups, Ruffling Feathers and Marketing Like Mad, with Noah Kagan

    chris ducker
    6 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Click here to Subscribe to the ‘New Business Podcast’ via iTunes! If you had to focus on just one goal at a time do you think you’d progress faster or slower than you are now? Much faster, according to our guest for today’s episode, Noah Kagan. Noah is the founder of AppSumo, a site dedicated to providing entrepreneurs with the greatest and geekiest products they need. The site was launched in January of 2014 and by the time this airs will have reached over a billion people. And that was Noah’s first goal for the company: have a billion people visit the site. He was…
  • NBP082 ­- Why Entrepreneurs Should Procrastinate on Purpose, with Rory Vaden

    chris ducker
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:24 pm
    Click here to Subscribe to the ‘New Business Podcast’ via iTunes! Procrastination is something we all have faced as entrepreneurs and there are countless books, products and resources on the market today about how to overcome it. But what if we actually used it to our advantage? Our guest today joins us to talk about how the ultra-performers actually use procrastination to help them have more time and achieve more, and how we can too. Rory Vaden is a best-selling author whose latest book, Procrastinate on Purpose, dives deep into this subject. Based on his company’s with over 900…
  • The Top 10 Best Small Business Blogs for Entrepreneurs in 2015

    chris ducker
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:55 pm
    As a small business owner myself, I know how important it is to stay up-to-date with the ever changing trends that the business world throws at us. Because I watch very little TV, and rely heavily on the internet for keeping up-to-date with the news, it’s somewhat obvious that I’d also use the ‘online medium’ to learn, consume and also produce and market my own content. Bloggers (and increasingly, podcasters, as well as video producers – and many are wearing all three hats!) have the ability to express themselves in somewhat ‘real time’, and in an evergreen…
 
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    NCTechNews -- North Carolina business and technology news

  • Over 100 Participants Attend Inaugural Triad Software Developers Conference

    David Menzies
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- The first annual Triad Software Developers Conference took place at Flywheel, located in Winston-Salem, NC in the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter on Saturday, February 21, 2015. The event was organized by Small Footprint, Flywheel, Inmar and ettain.ac More than 100 software professionals attended the event, along with 22 presenters and panelists. Robbie Allen, co-founder of Automated Insights, delivered the keynote presentation in which he stated that now is the best time in history to be a software professional because of how quickly new developments are taking place.
  • IDFA Participates in AICPA Personal Financial Planning Conference

    David Menzies
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:21 am
    LAS VEGAS, NEV. & DURHAM, N.C. -- The Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA), the leading advocate for certification and education of financial professionals in the divorce arena, recently participated in the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conference January 18-21. A steady stream of attendees at the Las Vegas event visited the IDFA booth for information on the benefits of becoming a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA™), the most established and recognized designation in financial planning for divorce since 1993.“The…
  • nCino Secures $29 Million in Series B Financing

    David Menzies
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    WILMINGTON, N.C. -- nCino, the leader in secure, cloud-based operating solutions to the financial services industry, today announced the successful completion of $29 million in Series B financing. Led by Insight Venture Partners, the round also includes investments from existing investors Wellington Management Company LLP, former Morgan Stanley Chairman and CEO John Mack and Promontory Financial Group Founder and CEO Gene Ludwig.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (www.innovativepublicrelations.com), a Research Triangle-based consultancy providing PR and media…
  • KWIPPED Launches Web Platform Built to Revolutionize B2B Equipment Rentals

    David Menzies
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:10 am
    WILMINGTON, N.C. -- KWIPPED, Inc. recently launched an online marketplace built to transform the way companies source and rent specialized equipment. The KWIPPED.com platform aggregates rental demand for more than 500 categories of specialized commercial equipment using proprietary technology to streamline sourcing from a global network of rental suppliers. KWIPPED facilitates the process of sourcing and managing rentals, navigating equipment availability, executing rental contracts and coordinating delivery, thus enabling professionals to focus on their core business.NCTechNews is published…
  • Innovative Tiger Eye Security Sensor Unveiled to Research Triangle Tech Community

    David Menzies
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:12 am
    Tiger Eye Sensor Founder CJ ScarletRESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C. -- CJ Scarlet and Lynn Yanyo, members of the leadership team at Tiger Eye Sensor, Inc., unveiled the innovative new Tiger Eye Security Sensor (TESS) to more than 50 members of the Research Triangle tech community at the February 19 Triangle TechBreakfast. The event was held at the American Underground in Durham and featured four presentations from startups and inventors across a wide spectrum of market sectors. “This is the first live public demo we’ve given on TESS, and it made sense to share it with members of the vibrant…
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    Newsfile Corp News Releases

  • Northcore Application for A Management Cease-Trading Order

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Montreal, Quebec--(Newsfile Corp. - February 27, 2015) - Northcore Resources Inc. (TSXV: NCR) (the "Corporation") has applied to obtain a Management Cease Trading Order ("MCTO") from the Autorité des marchés financiers of Québec.The Corporation will be late in filing the Company's audited annual financial statements for the year ended October 31, 2014, including the related management discussion and analysis, and CEO and CFO certifications (collectively, the "Annual Financial Filings"). This filing is to be done by February 28, 2015. The filing should be done within forty-five…
  • SEC Halts Ponzi-Like Scheme by Purported Venture Capital Fund Manager in Buffalo

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:57 pm
    Washington D.C.--(Newsfile Corp. - February 27, 2015) - The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a purported venture capital fund manager in Buffalo, N.Y., with fraudulently using money from three investment funds to pay fictitious returns to investors in a different fund.  The SEC obtained an emergency asset freeze to halt the Ponzi-like scheme.The SEC alleges that Gregory W. Gray Jr. and his firms Archipel Capital LLC and BIM Management LP solicited money for a fund created to invest in pre-IPO shares of Twitter that would be delivered to investors with profits once the…
  • dynaCERT Announces New Director and CFO and Stock Options Grant

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Toronto, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - February 27, 2015) - dynaCERT Inc. (TSXV: DYA) ("dynaCERT" or the "Corporation") is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert K. Maier (MBA, P.Eng.) as a director. Mr Maier, who is a Mechanical Engineer, has spent over 30 years building machinery and technology companies. He served as president of MKG Inc., Kaperal Corp, and Semco Technologies which are all Ontario Companies. He was also the COO of MTA, a coal-mining equipment manufacturer in Pittsburgh. In addition he has served as VP Manufacturing for Skyjack Inc. and VP and director for Puma…
  • IIROC Trade Halt - Transeastern Power Trust

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - February 27, 2015) - The following issues have been halted by IIROC: Company:  Transeastern Power Trust TSX-V Symbol: TEP.DB Reason: At the Request of the Company - Pending News Halt Time (ET) 15:57     IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension of trading in a security of a publicly listed company, usually in anticipation of a material news announcement by the company. Trading halts are issued based on the principle that all investors should have the same timely access to important company information. IIROC is the…
  • IIROC Trade Halt - Transeastern Power Trust

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - February 27, 2015) - The following issues have been halted by IIROC: Company:  Transeastern Power Trust TSX-V Symbol: TEP.UN Reason: At the Request of the Company - Pending News Halt Time (ET) 15:57     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…
 
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    HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing

  • National Entrepreneurship Week

    Sean Valant
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:01 pm
    The post National Entrepreneurship Week appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. The entrepreneurial spirit is something that we hold near and dear at HostGator. After all, if not for the aspirations of a young entrepreneur in a Florida dorm room, HostGator would not exist. In recognition of National Entrepreneurship Week, we are offering 50% off all new hosting packages. Our hope is that this opportunity will be seized by those with the entrepreneurial spirit and used to get their business up and running online. Whether your business idea is something destined to revolutionize an…
  • Tips for Creating a Successful E-Commerce Website

    Brandi Bennett
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:15 am
    The post Tips for Creating a Successful E-Commerce Website appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Your e-commerce site is flashy; it loads quickly, and you’re selling a decent amount of product. But no matter how good your site is, it can always be better. There is always room for improvement. This is not meant as a criticism of any site, it is simply a fact. Technologies evolve and with them comes room for additional improvement to any site.   Some Suggestions There are certain tips that that will work to ensure that your e-commerce site stays as good as it is, improves…
  • Domain Names Matter

    Brandi Bennett
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:10 am
    The post Domain Names Matter appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. It is generally understood these days that a domain name is necessary for brand recognition. Domain names also serve many higher purposes as well, including being a primary contributor to the overall user-friendliness of the Internet. Without domain names, we would have to memorize IP addresses in order to visit websites… instead of “Googling” something, we’d “74.125.227.229” it.   Time To Select A Domain Name! ACK! The truth is that many people fail to consciously think of…
  • How You May Be Sabotaging Your Small Business

    Brandi Bennett
    17 Feb 2015 | 4:10 am
    The post How You May Be Sabotaging Your Small Business appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. You’re running your small business. You’re doing things your way, and you think you have it all under control. The fact of the matter is, the potential for things to spiral out of your control always exists. There are several different things that you may be doing that might actually be hurting your business instead of helping it. We are going to review some of these things. Take a look at whether or not you are actually committing a small business faux pas, and if so, you’ll be…
  • How To Use Customer Psychology To Engineer A Better Website

    Kevin Wood
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:40 am
    The post How To Use Customer Psychology To Engineer A Better Website appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Have you ever wondered why some websites draw you in and make you want to buy what they’re offering, while other sites leave you with a feeling of wanting more? Much of this has to do with the psychology behind the website. A lot of designers and business owners build websites according to their specifications, instead of taking the time to strategically build a website that’s engineered for their ideal customer. In an increasingly crowded web space it’s more crucial…
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    cityHUNT » Blog

  • 2015.02.25 Carco Dessert Throwdown

    producers
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:49 pm
    2015.02.25 Carco Dessert Throwdown
  • Dessert Building Throw Down

    producers
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Check out this amazing video from the cityHUNT Gingerbread  Throw Down! These motifs were built around the company’s values and team mission.   We love the way they turned out.  For more info on this event please feel free to contact us!  
  • Indoor team building, an alternative for winter

    admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    So you have decided that you need/want to do team building. Deciding what to do for a team building event can be daunting. A typical go to is to do some sort of company outing. This can seem limited in the winter months which can make the task of team building may seem downright impossible. Luckily there are still many team building activities at your disposal during the winter months! You just need to turn your attention to indoor team building activities. Indoor team building options When deciding what to do for team building you have 3 types of options. You can do a team building,…
  • The Foundation of Positive Corporate Culture

    admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    The philosophies and values of our founding fathers continue to shape American culture, as well as our collective identity as Americans. Just the same, the attitudes of the individuals who found and lead companies mold the corporate culture of a company. Corporate culture represents the collective actions and motivations of individuals who are part of a corporation; as well as the connotations that are connected to their actions. These collective values can be positive as well as negative and not only have the power to effect the work environment but also the work that is produced. The…
  • Conscious Capitalism

    admin
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    Wouldn’t it be great if all business focused on what they could do to help improve the world around them? Imagine the impact having a world full of socially conscious business could have? Does this sound too good to be true? Ok, well maybe having the whole world of business participate is far fetched. But there ARE companies who are focusing on improving the world around them, they are part of the Conscious Capitalism movement. What is Conscious Capitalism? Conscious Capitalism  is a movement, and approach about conducting business to focus on more than just profit. This non profit…
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    Evolution Capital Partners » Blog

  • Stand Out from the Crowd

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:23 am
    As a leader and business owner, your ability to think strategically is perhaps one of the most important skills you can share with your team and organization. On a recent episode of The Second Stage, we invited author and CEO of Outthinker LLC, Kaihan Krippendorff, to discuss strategic tools and methods outlined in his most recent book, Outthink the Competition. Working with more than 300 clients to create innovative growth ideas, increasing revenue and profit, and through extensive research studying the patterns that allow companies to achieve breakthrough performance, Mr. Krippendorff has…
  • The Value of Logistics in Small Business

    Brendan Anderson
    13 Feb 2015 | 2:28 am
    In the early days of business, logistics were delegated to a company’s shipping clerk, who often single-handedly ran all of the incoming and outgoing products inside of an organization. Today, this vital function has taken on an even bigger role, not only gaining the more fashionable and appropriate title of logistics, but with global commerce increasingly being utilized, a more complicated one. It’s a position that can make or break a company, and is more often than not in charge of making sure everything runs smoothly and efficiently in a small business. Is your logistics department…
  • The evolving political landscape – what small business owners can expect

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:56 am
    With the recent changes in Congress, we invited Small Business Investor Alliance President, Brett Palmer, to The Second Stage to discuss what small business owners can expect in 2015 and beyond. During our conversation Mr. Palmer spoke to the fact that with Congress and Senate finally unified for the first time in several years, we should certainly expect some positive outcomes. And while there will most likely be no huge pieces of legislation passed over the next two years, the business community will experience small changes. During our conversation we touch upon The Affordable Care Act,…
  • 5 Must-Have Apps for Small Business Owners

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:30 am
    As a small business owner, you’ve had to stay up on many of the latest trends in your field, particularly when it comes to technology. You’ve probably already read numerous articles or heard from countless other successful business owners how technology has been playing an enormous role in “making things easier” for their company. However, when you’ve made an attempt at integrating these practices yourself, it seems there are too many different options and opinions on what will work best for you. Today, we’ll be highlighting 5 smartphone and tablet apps available to small business…
  • Approaches to Productivity: Tips for Small Business Owners

    Brendan Anderson
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:09 am
    For small businesses, productivity is the name of the game. Yet, it doesn’t just apply to the employees of an organization; it also applies to how the business itself operates. You, your staff and your business should each be parts of a lean, mean operational machine, working together as seamlessly and efficiently as possible. However, this is more easily said than done, which is why we’ve put together a few tips you can begin using today that will help you stay on task, improve your internal processes and get staff motivated. Meeting Methodology You might be saying to yourself right now,…
 
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    Jon R. Patrick

  • Get Unlimited Personal Development Audios Every Month!

    Jon Patrick
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:54 am
    If you’ve been to my site before, you know I’m a big believer in Personal Development.  I firmly believe it’s the only way people can break free from the programming society does to them throughout their entire lives to rise up and become what they were meant to be! Of … Continue reading → The post Get Unlimited Personal Development Audios Every Month! appeared first on Jon R. Patrick.
  • Can You Be A Millionaire in MLM?

    Jon Patrick
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:47 am
    Listen to most of the ads people post on Facebook, Instagram, and elsewhere and you’d think it was easy to become a Millionaire in MLM — and typically without any effort (other than your small investment) while you sit in your PJs and watch TV. Well, we know that’s just … Continue reading → The post Can You Be A Millionaire in MLM? appeared first on Jon R. Patrick.
  • How to Deal with Rejection

    Jon Patrick
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:06 pm
    If you’ve been in business for any length of time, you’ll hear “No!” It doesn’t matter if you’re just starting out and talking with your best friend, or if you have 20 years of experience, we all get No’s. But it can really stop you in your tracks, taking the … Continue reading → The post How to Deal with Rejection appeared first on Jon R. Patrick.
  • 3 Decisions I Made That Dramatically Improved My Life!

    Jon Patrick
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:17 am
    There’s more to life than just money and working.  It always makes me a little sick when I see people on social media bragging that they’re up at 2am and “still grinding”. Yes, success takes effort, focus and dedication, but why did you start your own Network Marketing business to … Continue reading → The post 3 Decisions I Made That Dramatically Improved My Life! appeared first on Jon R. Patrick.
  • The Wrong Way to Market Your MLM on Facebook (examples)

    Jon Patrick
    29 Jan 2015 | 2:23 pm
    One of the seemingly easiest ways to market your MLM on Facebook is with Groups. And we all see many marketers, reaching for success, using them in a variety of ways – very few of which work! Yes, you can get some results using Facebook groups, but one of the … Continue reading → The post The Wrong Way to Market Your MLM on Facebook (examples) appeared first on Jon R. Patrick.
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    BusinessTips.com

  • Great Sales and Service People: Nature or Nurture?

    Edward G Brown
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:01 am
    When I encounter abominable customer service I can’t help thinking, How did this person ever get hired for this job, let alone pass their sales/service training course? And that gets me thinking about something our clients often ask us: “If we want our people to have great sales and service skills, should we just search for “naturals” – people born with the disposition and ability to sell and serve skillfully?”  It’s the old “Nature or Nurture?” question. The post Great Sales and Service People: Nature or Nurture? appeared first on BusinessTips.com.
  • Love in the Workplace

    Artemio Flores III
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    We’re getting ready to close the book on February, a month in which we focus on love in all of its glory. An environment with love is one in which its inhabitants can thrive and doesn't have to have just one season of focus. How can you create such an environment? These are my tips of love: The post Love in the Workplace appeared first on BusinessTips.com.
  • Top 5 IT Trends That Will Make the Biggest Impact in 2015

    Curt Finch
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    Though our economy continues to improve, it remains critical for business owners to make intelligent decisions about how to spend technology budgets in the most effective way possible. We shouldn’t let our optimism for a great economy get in the way of our better judgment. The annals of tech history are filled with products, trends and ideas that never really took off because of this very reason. The post Top 5 IT Trends That Will Make the Biggest Impact in 2015 appeared first on BusinessTips.com.
  • Selling yourself: Interview tips for sales reps

    Jenny Vance
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:41 am
    As the president of an appointment setting and lead generation company, I interview a lot of sales reps. I’m looking for people who understand the sales process and can produce results. In other words, people who not only can talk about what’s important in sales, but who can “walk the talk.” So, I’m always surprised at how few job seekers use the same strategy and tactics from the sales process in preparing for the interview. What better opportunity will prospective sales reps have to demonstrate their skills than during the interview? The post Selling yourself: Interview tips for…
  • So You Want to Write a Business Book? Six Tips for Success

    Edward G Brown
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:24 am
    There is evidently one thing that virtually all business people have in common – the desire to write a book about their particular area of expertise.  When I was writing my book and would mention it, I almost always got these two comments, and in this order.  About what?  A reasonable question because most people knew that while my main business has long been sales and service training, I also write music, constantly innovate new behavioral embedding programs for businesses, plus for many years I business-managed glamorous celebrities. The post So You Want to Write a Business Book? Six…
 
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    Winnipeg Hockey Talk

  • Winnipeg Jets 3/4 Mark Report Card: Def/Goal/PP/PK

    Mitch Kasprick
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:15 am
    Winnipeg Jets grades for the defencemen, goaltenders and special teams –  The Winnipeg Jets blue-line and goaltending actually took a bit of a step backwards in this quarter of the season.  It seemed the healthier they got the worse they played.  Luckily by the end of the 3rd quarter, the defence corp settled down and they are playing much better.  This quarter saw a huge trade with the Buffalo Sabres and the Winnipeg Jets said good-bye to Zach Bogosian and hello to Tyler Myers , with Myers making a solid impact immediately.  Myers and Enstrom look to be a good match on the…
  • Winnipeg Jets 3/4 Mark Report Card: Forwards

    Mitch Kasprick
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Winnipeg Jets grades for the forwards –  The third quarter saw a major change in the Winnipeg Jets roster with G.M. Kevin Cheveldayoff pulling off a blockbuster trade with The Buffalo Sabres. Evander Kane (season ending surgery) and Zach Bogosian were replaced by Drew Stafford and Tyler Myers.   The Winnipeg Jets top line of Ladd/Little/Wheeler has remained the most consistent line.  They play the hardest minutes and get the toughest match-ups on a nightly basis.  Bryan Little actually elevated his game in the third quarter while I thought Blake Wheeler’s play dropped a bit…
  • Winnipeg Jets Acquire Jiri Tlusty

    Mitch Kasprick
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Winnipeg Jets swing another deal with the Carolina Hurricanes - The Winnipeg Jets have swung another deal with the Carolina Hurricanes acquiring forward Jiri Tlusty.  The Jets will be sending back a third round draft choice in the 2016 NHL Draft and a conditional sixth round draft choice in the 2015 NHL Draft. About Jiri Tlusty Position: LW    Shot: Left DOB: Mar. 16, 1988     Born: Slany, Czech Republic Ht: 6′   Wt: 209 Drafted by: Toronto   Round: 1    Overall: 13    Year: 2006 NHL Entry Draft 2014-15 Stats: Games: 52   G: 13   A: 10   Pts: 23   Pim: 16   Plus/Minus:…
  • Winnipeg Jets: Segment 6 Update

    Mitch Kasprick
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:22 am
    UPDATE: Feb.24, 2015 The Winnipeg Jets 6th 10 game segment - Eleven every ten My theory is that if you can garner a minimum of eleven points in every ten game segment (on average) and win those two extra games you should be in the playoffs (92 points) or be in the hunt on the last weekend of the season.  The team would have ninety-two points.  In 2013-14 the Dallas Stars grabbed the last playoff spot with 91 points. The original article explaining my theory can be seen here. Winnipeg Jets:  Slow and Steady Should Do It Segment 6 Segment 6 was very eventful with the blockbuster Evander Kane…
  • Random Thoughts On The Winnipeg Jets: Feb. 23

    Mitch Kasprick
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:39 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 and the National Hockey League. 1.  The Winnipeg Jets finished last week with a 1-1-1 record.  Three out of a possible six points.  Thoughts?    2.  The Winnipeg Jets were taken to overtime versus Edmonton (win) and Toronto (loss) causing a lot of concern in Jetsville.   3.  If Chevy is making a move or two, I hope it is sooner than later.  This team needs forward help NOW! 4.  I don’t think the Jets can be…
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    Arizona Hockey Talk

  • Antoine Vermette Traded to Chicago

    Mitch Kasprick
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:28 am
    Arizona Coyotes trade Antoine Vermette to the Chicago Blackhawks - The Arizona Coyotes have traded center Antoine Vermette to the Chicago Blackhawks for defenseman Klas Dahlbeck and a first round draft choice in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.  About: Klas Dahlbeck Position: Defence    Shot: Left DOB: July 6, 1991   Born: Katrineholm, Sweden Height: 6’2   Weight: 194 Drafted by: Chicago   Round: 3   Overall: 79   Year: 2011 NHL Entry Draft Dahlbeck, 23 has recorded 1 goal and 2 penalty minutes in 4 games with Chicago this season. The 6-foot-3, 207-pound native of Katrineholm, Sweden…
  • Random Thoughts On The Arizona Coyotes: Feb. 23

    Mitch Kasprick
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:10 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 Arizona Coyotes had a 0-2-0 record this week … 0 points!      2.  It has been reported that Dave Tippett has an “out” clause in his contract and he might use it after this season.  What do you think?  If I had to guess, I’d say he won’t!    3.  The Coyotes head out on a 4 game road trip this week with games versus the Devils, Islanders, Rangers and…
  • Random Thoughts On The Arizona Coyotes: Feb. 16

    Mitch Kasprick
    16 Feb 2015 | 9:15 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 Arizona Coyotes had a 1-3-0 record this week … 2 out of 8 points!      2.  I don’t think or I can’t remember the last time the Coyotes played home games on back to back nights.  It happens on the road all the time but almost never at home!   3.  I feel sorry for the guy that is responsible for the game-day programs at Yotes games.  It’s like a revolving…
  • Is There An Upside To A Bad Arizona Coyotes Season?

    Mitch Kasprick
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:16 am
    Finding a silver lining in the Arizona Coyotes 2014/15 season - All is not lost Coyotes fans. It would be an understatement to say that so far the 2014/15 season for the Arizona Coyotes isn’t what the management, coaching staff, players or the fans had expected.  This Coyotes team only missed the playoffs by two points last season and they probably would have made the post-season if it wan’t for a couple of untimely injuries to key players down the stretch so being a playoff team this season wasn’t a stretch by any means. There is no sense delving into the off-season and…
  • Random Thoughts On The Arizona Coyotes: Feb. 9

    Mitch Kasprick
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:22 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 Arizona Coyotes were 1-1-1 record this week … 3 out of 6 points!      2.  The Detroit Red Wings can still pack the house at the local barn can’t they?   3.  The Yotes just finished their longest road trip in franchise history (8 games) with a very respectable 3-3-2 record with an injury depleted roster. 4.  In my opinion, the Coyotes should have got more for Devin…
 
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    BelieveBelong

  • Highlights from the 2015 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

    Matt Sloan
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Last month, I had the great pleasure of joining colleagues and partners for the 18th Annual Commercial Bank Qatar Masters from January 21-24 at the Doha Golf Club in Qatar. As a premier tournament of the European Tour, the professional competition was fierce, with South African Branden Grace ultimately taking home the Mother of Pearl... Read more »
  • 5 Hotels to Explore in China

    Diners Club International
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    As Asia’s largest and most diverse nation, there are countless reasons to plan a vacation to China. There’s the country’s rich history, a landscape that offers it all—from rainforests to mountains to beaches, its innovative modern culture and its delicious cuisine. But after reading this list of luxury hotels, you may find yourself planning a... Read more »
  • Diners Club Celebrates 65 Years in an Industry it Helped to Launch

    Eduardo Tobon
    15 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Sixty-five years ago today, Diners Club International was born, creating a revolution. Since then, the way we buy and sell goods and services has never been the same. The launch of Diners Club – and its role in establishing the concept of “credit” – was so profound that Bloomberg Business recently ranked it 19th on... Read more »
  • 7 Things to Know About Chef Tetsuya Wakuda

    Diners Club International
    12 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    Last week, Chef Tetsuya Wakuda was announced as the 2015 recipient of the Diners Club® Lifetime Achievement Award for Asia. While his two award-winning restaurants, more than 30 years of excellence in the industry and mouth-watering creations speak for themselves, what impresses us most about this Japanese-born transplant to Australia is what drives him: A... Read more »
  • Chef Tetsuya Wakuda Wins Prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

    Eduardo Tobon
    3 Feb 2015 | 12:30 am
    Tetsuya Wakuda is known for many things: being one of the world’s top chefs with award-winning restaurants in Sydney and Singapore; bringing a love for sake from his native Japan to his adopted home of Australia; and, since I have the pleasure to personally know him, remaining ever humble and devoted to his culinary passion,... Read more »
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    Personal leadership for the collaborative business world

  • CBP-54: The ideal alliance partner profile

    Peter Simoons
    18 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In last weeks episode we looked at a the Alliance Value Proposition, an important element when working together in strategic alliances. This week let’s have a look at another important element: finding the right alliance partner. Often proper partner selection is an overlooked element. People start a partnership purely based on the fact that they like each other or on the fact that the partner has the missing element for the value proposition you have in mind. However people and companies are different and can act different. As such it is a good practice to do a solid partner assessment.
  • 46 business and alliance book recommendations

    Peter Simoons
    15 Feb 2015 | 6:49 am
    With episode 54 to be published later this week, the Collaborative Business Podcast is starting to become a very rich resource for learning more about practical ways of working in business collaborations. Over the existence of this podcast I have interviewed over 40 alliance professionals and entrepreneurs about their experiences in working together in business collaborations like alliances and partnerships. In almost every episode I have asked my guest for their favorite business book or book related to business collaborations and strategic alliances. Some of the guests had no recommendation…
  • CBP-53: The Alliance Value Proposition

    Peter Simoons
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In the previous episodes of The Collaborative Business Podcast I have been in conversation with many guests. Most often these conversations were about their experiences in strategic alliances and the lessons they have learned along the way. In Today’s episode we will go back to the beginning and have a look at one of the basic elements that needs to be in place when creating alliances: The Value Proposition! It has been said before: collaboration with outside parties is now more important than ever before. More and more people are starting to understand this and more often alliances are…
  • The double edged sword of being in alliance management

    Peter Simoons
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    It has been said before: collaboration with outside parties is now more important than ever before. More and more people are starting to understand this and more often alliances are created to grow businesses. However, there still is a high failure rate connected to alliances. Many companies understand that they need to collaborate, but they fail to make their partnerships successful. The reasons for this are most of the time preventable and often they point back to the lack of proper understanding of alliances. The companies that do understand how to partner successfully will be the ones…
  • CBP-52: Why you need to be serious about your partnerships, with John Bell

    Peter Simoons
    4 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    John Bell is a professor of strategic alliances at the Tilburg University in the Netherlands. John focusses in his work on cooperation and the strategy for companies and the competences for strategic alliances. Next to that John is responsible for strategy and business development in Philips Research, where alliances and open innovation are two important elements of John’s work. Like in the previous episodes I am looking ahead with John into 2015 and strategic alliances. John shares his view and not surprisingly we will hear from John how he feels about companies starting to understand that…
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    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… Continue Reading →
  • Are We Entering The Bullwhip Curve?

    Chris Oestereich
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:32 pm
    The Economist took on a recent Oxfam publication which predicts that the 1% will own half of the world’s wealth by 2016.  (The chart on the left below shows the Oxfam forecast.)  The article in The Economist admonishes the Oxfam… Continue Reading →
  • Masdar 2015: The Sustainably Complexing City

    Chris Oestereich
    26 Dec 2014 | 10:37 pm
    I had a lot of fun writing my entry for last year’s Masdar Engage Blogging Contest, so I when I got the call, I was happy to throw my hat in the ring again.  This year they’re asking us to look… Continue Reading →
  • 2014: What a long, strange trip…

    Chris Oestereich
    25 Dec 2014 | 7:49 am
    After spending 2007 to 2013 in school, 2014 gave me a bit of concentrated time for writing.  I would have liked to have written more, but I was very happy to have the opportunity to have posts published with the Harvard Business… Continue Reading →
  • How do we scale the circular economy?

    Chris Oestereich
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:22 am
    I watched an excellent panel today (hosted by Guardian Sustainable Business) on the ongoing transition to the circular economy.  GSB’s Jo Confino led the discussion which included ideas from Liz Goodwin, the CEO of WRAP, Rob Boogaard, acting president and CEO of… Continue Reading →
 
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  • UK Organizations Integrating Traditional and Digital Communications Channels to Enhance Customer Experience

    Outsourcing Insider
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:13 pm
    The customer is always right – this has been the mantra of all organizations.  Whether the debate is about the person or not, the outcome will always fall under the customer’s experience.  With that alone, business owners treat the customer service department meticulously – to the point of outsourcing customer management-related services to better their customer service. The demand for a better quality of customer service  brough about the growth of the Business Process Outsourcing industry, which the Philippines is known in being a great investment for it. It is now also a…
  • Should You Outsource? 5 Myths, Facts, and Figures on Outsourcing

    Outsourcing Insider
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:57 pm
    Outsourcing has become a popular method of doing business. However, there are still some who are skeptical about its benefits for businesses. In an effort to clear things up, we have listed down some of the most common myths about outsourcing with explanations on why they are simply not true.   Myth # 1: Only large-scale businesses benefit from outsourcing. Fact: People get this misconception because they see many multinational corporations who have entered into outsourcing contracts. However, the truth is that even small businesses can benefit from it. For instance, small businesses…
  • 7 Reasons Why You Should Outsource to the Philippines Now

    Outsourcing Insider
    8 Feb 2015 | 10:20 pm
    It’s no secret that the Philippine Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry has seen exponential growth since it was first referred to as a sunrise industry back in the late 1990′s. The figures says it all: Business World online reports that “Revenues from outsourcing reached $7.1 billion during the third quarter in 2014, 11.8% higher than the figures reported during the same period in 2013. The figure is also higher than the $4.7 billion and $6.1 billion reported in the first and second quarters of 2014, respectively, according to the latest estimates from the United…
  • What a Perfect Facebook Post Looks Like [Infographic]

    Outsourcing Insider
    2 Feb 2015 | 11:05 pm
    With over 1.15 billion users and counting, there’s no denying that Facebook has the biggest reach and the widest influence among all social media sites. To maximize your presence on this platform, it’s important that you know what types of posts garner the most clicks, likes, and shares, and which ones don’t. With the recent algorithm changes governing what can and cannot be seen on your news feed, many are left scratching their heads, figuring out how to craft the perfect Facebook post. Worry no more. We’ve scoured the internet for best practices tips on what your…
  • Guide to Dealing with Your First Outsourcing Contract

    Outsourcing Insider
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:28 pm
    Outsourcing some of your business processes is a big decision and one that is not to be taken lightly especially if this is your initial venture into it. There are many factors that will affect whether this strategy will be a success or not. For it to be a success, businesses must ensure that the proper foundations have been laid out from the start. When negotiating outsourcing contracts, here are some things you should take note of. Understand the Present Environment Before signing any outsourcing agreement, you must take the time to study exactly where your business is at the present time.
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  • Ikea launching furniture with wireless phone charging

    Joseph Nordqvist
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:04 pm
    Ikea, the Swedish retailer that sells ready-to-assemble furniture, announced that it will be launching a range of products (from desks to lamps) capable of wirelessly charging phones and other devices. The world’s largest retailer will use Qi wireless technology to charge electronic devices that are placed near the furniture. Qi technology currently works with over 80 smartphones (such as new models by Google Nexus, HTC, Samsung and Nokia), and a range of mobile accessories. The iPhone does not have the Qi technology embedded, however, the Swedish retailer will be releasing cases to…
  • Emperor penguins survived last ice age in the Ross Sea

    Christian Nordqvist
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:21 am
    In the last ice age, only three populations of emperor penguins are thought to have survived, one of them in the Ross Sea in Antarctica, which was a likely refuge, according to a study by Australian, American and British scientists. The researchers, who looked at how climate change affected emperor penguins over the past 30,000 years, found that the Ross Sea was probably a shelter for them for thousands of years during the last ice age. During the last ice age, from approximately 110,000 to 12,000 years ago, much of the rest of the continent had too much ice, making it uninhabitable. A group…
  • Russia today is a threat, let’s not deceive ourselves, says ex-MI6 boss

    Veronica Cruz
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:20 am
    Russia has become a “state-to-state threat” and is not on a path to democracy, we should not deceive ourselves, says former MI6 chief Sir John Sawers in a BBC Radio 4 Today interview on Saturday. Sir John, who headed the British intelligence service MI6 from November 2009 to November 2014, the same agency Ian Fleming’s fictional character James Bond 007 worked for, said he was disappointed that Russia’s and Europe’s paths failed to converge after the collapse of the communist system in the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. He told the BBC that the UK needs to improve…
  • Solar eclipse across whole of UK on March 20th, and continental Europe

    Christian Nordqvist
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    The UK will see a solar eclipse with obscuration (darkness) ranging from 97% in the north to 85% in the south. The Moon will cast its shadow over most of Europe, northern Asia, and northern and western Africa, with the Faroe Islands having a total blackout. An eclipse of the Sun, or solar eclipse, occurs when the Moon moves in between the Sun and the Earth, thus blocking out the sunlight. The Moon casts two shadows on Earth’s surface when this happens – the small umbra (total darkness), and the larger penumbra (partial darkness). The British Astronomical Association said in a statement:…
  • Another Tory defection to UKIP possible, Farage hints

    Christian Nordqvist
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:35 am
    Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP, says there is still a good chance another Conservative MP could defect to his anti-EU and anti-immigration party before May’s general election. According to Mr. Farage, talks are still underway with one Tory MP (Member of Parliament) about switching sides. If Prime Minister David Cameron, who lost two MPs to UKIP last year in August and September, saw another defection so close to the general election, the damage to his party’s prospects of winning would be considerable. Mr. Farage hinted that another Tory defection is possible before the elections. UKIP,…
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    SEO Digest

  • Best PDF Conversion Software

    Mike Applegate
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:19 am
    PDF stands for Portal Document Format. It is a computer program created by Adobe to ease document exchange. The Portal Document Format has become the leading way of exchange of documents for personal, governmental, legal, educational and business use, Since its creation, various softwares have been developed to making its usage easy and efficient. Many of these softwares are capable of doing more than PDF conversion. Some of the top pdf conversion software include Adobe Acrobat Pro, Power PDF Advanced, Able2Extract PDF Converter 9, Primo PDF, doPDF, Doxillion Document Converter Software,…
  • Why You Should Choose an Apartment Rental Instead of a Hotel

    Mike Applegate
    8 Feb 2015 | 6:31 pm
    If you are going to be heading off to a faraway place for a trip sometime soon, you might be instinctively thinking about checking out hotels. Although there are a few benefits to staying in a nice hotel or motel, however, you might want to think about looking into an Mary-am apartment rental instead. Many people find that they are much happier in a rented apartment than in a hotel, and you might not even realize all of the great benefits of staying in one of these rentals during your trip. Save Money No matter what your budget might look like, you probably like the idea of being able to save…
  • What Are the Benefits of Hiring SEO Services?

    Mike Applegate
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:27 pm
    If you have been thinking about hiring SEO services to promote your website for you, you might have also thought that you would be spending too much money by doing so. Although a lot of people are hesitant to actually hire professional companies to optimize their websites, however, you should consider all of the benefits of doing so; once you do, you will surely want to hire a professional to optimize your site right away. First off, you have to realize the importance of being able to rank high on search engines. Although there are other popular and relatively effect means of advertising,…
  • What Type of Fitted Wardrobe Is Best for Your Bedroom?

    Mike Applegate
    3 Nov 2014 | 4:26 pm
    If you have ever seen custom-made, fitted wardrobes in London, you were probably pretty impressed by just how beautiful these pieces can be. You might have even longed to purchase one of your own, but you could be wondering what you would do with such a magnificent piece of customized furniture. Luckily, there are quite a few great uses that you can try for fitted wardrobes. In the Bedroom Obviously, one of the most common uses of fitted wardrobes in London is to use them in the bedroom. You can use them in place of other types of furniture, and you are sure to love just how perfectly one of…
  • What are the SEO Best Practices?

    Mike Applegate
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    When doing your research about search engine optimization and properly promoting your website, you might have heard that it is important to follow the SEO best practices that you can. If you don’t know much about search engine optimization in general, this can be pretty confusing, but it is important to understand why it is best to follow the SEO best practices.   There are a few reasons why you have to be careful about the type of SEO that you use for your site. First of all, using the wrong practices can cause your site to go up in the rankings but then to go back down, or it can…
 
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    CDC Synectics on How to Leverage Resources

  • Making Tough Decisions

    Connie Siu
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    A tough decision is one that you don’t feel confident about your choice. This is when you wish there is someone to tell you what is best. We all have experience with this situation. Here are three things I do when I am in such a position. 1.       Look at the worst case scenario Consider the worst that could happen if your choice didn’t work out. For example, delaying the investment in an ERP would put a lot of pressure on the employees as the company goes through a growth phase. That means you need to hire more people, pay overtime, and have burnt out employees. 2.      …
  • Is Your Business Ready to be ‘Always On?’

    Connie Siu
    5 Feb 2015 | 10:18 am
    The rapid adoption of mobile technology has triggered a customer driven transformation. As customers expect timely responses, businesses need to examine and revamp their operating model. For many businesses, this means lights need to be ‘always on’ in order to support the on-demand needs of their external customers as well as internal operation. There are five areas that your business needs to address in revamping the operating model. 1.       Turnaround Speed One of the main purposes of mobile technology is to address on-demand needs. The user’s expectation is instantaneous…
  • Tips on Developing a Scoring Model for Decision Making

    Connie Siu
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    To make sound decisions, you need a scoring model to rank the options. Connie shares a few tips on developing a good model.
  • How to Select Prioritization Criteria

    Connie Siu
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Tips on how to select relevant criteria for prioritization.
  • How to Power Up Productivity

    Connie Siu
    8 Jan 2015 | 8:39 am
    Productivity is not just about speed. It encompasses the quality of the results delivered. In order to power up productivity in your business, there are two things you need to work on. 1.       Focus Every year, the business plan calls for a number of initiatives to be undertaken. These initiatives aim to drive growth, better serve customers, or improve the bottom-line. In many companies, this means employees would need to take on those initiatives in addition to their daily workload. The consequence is a juggling act, with employees working feverishly to fulfill all their commitments.
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    Strategic Thinking | Principles of Execution

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

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

    Gerald J. Leonard
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    Premise: The premise of “Time Tactics of Very Successful People”, is that we all have 24 hours in a day and that successful people and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PofE 066: PPM Tips and Techniques

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

  • 12 Twitter Stats to Help Get You More Conversions [Infographic]

    Catherine
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    This infographic from Market Domination Media discusses about 12 Twitter stats that can help you get more conversions. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: THE SEEN More Cool Infographics10 Social Media Marketing Trends to Watch out this 2015 [Infographic]Facebook vs. Twitter [Infographic]Word Science – The Best Words to Use for Twitter, Facebook and Blog Titles [Infographic]The Rise of the Social Profession [Infographic]The Meteoric Rise of Twitter [Infographic]Grow Your Business on Twitter [Infographic]Twitter by the Numbers – 20 Amazing Twitter Stats…
  • The 2015 Facebook Marketing Success Kit [Infographic]

    Catherine
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    This infographic from Crowdly is your 2015 Facebook marketing success kit. 13 Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: THE SEEN More Cool InfographicsWhy More People Aren’t Seeing Your Facebook Posts [Infographic]Facebook vs. Twitter [Infographic]7 Steps to Getting Your Brand’s Instagram Channel off the Ground [Infographic]Rules for Effective Social Media Marketing Strategies [Infographic]Facebook Marketing 2012 – A Year in Review [Infographic]12 Facebook Marketing Stats [Infographic]How to Get More Engagement on Facebook [Infographic]How to Increase…
  • 2014 – The Mobile Year in Review [Infographic]

    Catherine
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    This infographic shared by S4M records the greatest hits and highlights of the 2014 mobile year. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: THE SEEN More Cool InfographicsThe Growth of Mobile Ads [Gifographic]The Mobile Performance Landscape [Infographic]Mobile Email Marketing [Infographic]Small Business Guide to Mobile Marketing [Infographic]Rise of Mobile for B2B Marketing [Infographic]Mobile Marketing For Restaurants [Infographic]The Global State of Mobile Marketing [Infographic]Mobile Advertising in the Middle East [Infographic] The post 2014 – The Mobile Year…
  • Sales Cycle – What Content Goes Where? [Infographic]

    Catherine
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    In their latest survey, Eccolo Media asked technology buyers, from engineers to the c-suite, what content they find most helpful in each of the four phases of the sales cycle. And following is what they found. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: THE SEEN More Cool InfographicsHow B2B Sales Has Changed [Infographic]8 Content Marketing Trends for 2015 [Infographic]The Content Marketing Machine [Infographic]Content Marketing in Australia – Are We Doing It Right? [Infographic]The Commandments of Content Marketing [Infographic]Conquering Your Content Beasts…
  • SEO Checklist 2015 [Infographic]

    Catherine
    18 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Let's get your SEO campaign ready with IDF Marketing SEO checklist 2015. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: THE SEEN More Cool Infographics5 Simple SEO Techniques that Will Multiply Your Visits (And Sales) [Infographic]How Social Signals Impact Search Engine Rankings [Gifographic]How Google Works [Gifographic]6 Essential Mobile SEO Elements in 2014 [Infographic]8 Reasons to Implement a Holistic SEO Campaign [Infographic]The SEO Puzzle (On-Page and Off-Page SEO) [Infographic]The Periodic Table of SEO Success Factors – SEO InfographicSEO Experts Reveal the…
 
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    Pinnacle Telecom - Comms Buzz

  • Communications help for retail businesses

    pinnacletelecom
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:15 pm
    Pinnacle is proud to be helping retailers who are under pressure to provide outstanding customer service in the current difficult high street trading conditions. We are providing solutions designed to improve responsiveness to customers, as well as providing greater efficiency across the business and dramatically reducing communication costs. Your employees are busy serving in-store customers, the phones are ringing unanswered; will missed calls result in missed sales opportunities? Simple call routing allows questions relating to opening times, store locations and requests for job…
  • How small businesses can increase sales and retain customers through communications

    pinnacletelecom
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:17 am
    This week we are showing small businesses how to increase sales and retain customers through better communications. We constantly help our small business clients implement some basic technology to help them make the most out of one of their most critical business tools: the phone system. Increasing sales while keeping the bottom line intact two things that all businesses, especially small businesses, struggle with on a daily basis. As a small business, you constantly compete with larger businesses and other small businesses for customer share. Competition is fierce, as customers know they can…
  • The increasingly powerful ‘Presence’ features in communications technology

    pinnacletelecom
    10 Feb 2015 | 2:35 am
    ‘Presence’ features in telephone systems are becoming increasingly more powerful. Knowing whether someone is available before you try to reach them dramatically improves communications effectiveness, and ‘presence’ is gradually spreading into messaging systems. What isn’t always recognised is that a type of enterprise ‘presence’ functionality has existed for a long time in the form of traditional phone features. A busy lamp on a phone indicating that a colleague is engaged is a well established form of presence information that improves communications performance – you know up…
  • Pinnacle Telecom Urges Organisations To Join The IP Telephone Revolution

    pinnacletelecom
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:36 am
    This week we are urging organisations to join the ‘IP telephone revolution’ to get free voice calls along with the ability to combine it with sophisticated software. By routing telephone calls through IP – Internet Protocol – telephony is currently undergoing its biggest evolution since Alexander Graham Bell invented the first prototype telephone in 1875. Telephony has historically been based on analogue ‘circuit-switched’ technology. Imagine an old-fashioned switchboard operator plugging in wires to establish a connection, and you get a pretty good idea of what circuit-switching…
  • How we help organisations through the mire of remote employee management

    pinnacletelecom
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:36 am
    Technology and business pressures have led to more and more managers needing to lead teams that work off-site or are constantly in the field. Though a manager may no longer be able to simply walk down the hall to talk to team members, employees’ need for management is no less real. In fact, good management is even more important in remote environments than in traditional cubicles, conference rooms, and break rooms. A distributed workforce requires different management techniques and skills to keep them motivated, productive, on track, and trained. Although many management techniques and…
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  • Fast Programs For Hamilton Beach 67608 Big Mouth Juicer – For Adults

    LeanneGorecki
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:41 pm
    In the quest for the right beach body, many people have trouble with a definite area. They can’t learn how to obtain a flat tummy. This is especially true for girls which are trying to get those flat, sexy abs. While it seems to be a little easier for most guys to burn off that abdominal fat, in fact, the … Read More >>The post Fast Programs For Hamilton Beach 67608 Big Mouth Juicer – For Adults appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • Deciding upon Simple Plans For sexy lingerie

    Jayme8533sddot
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Sexy Lingerie – Intimate Lingerie Many women opt for steel boned corsets to lessen the style and size their waist. Waist training corsets can certainly help make your waist shrink. This is a part of the body which might be conditioned to be smaller, nevertheless, you require to use something to get this done. The corset is really a garment … Read More >>The post Deciding upon Simple Plans For sexy lingerie appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • Best Diet To Lose Weight

    AnnRanieri
    22 Feb 2015 | 10:26 pm
    These rapid loss of weight tips should allow you to enjoy shedding pounds instead of hating it. Many people would rather do anything than shed weight, diet or exercise. Here is how to love it! Completely do not eat through the night when working towards weight reduction. Your body’s metabolism slows through the night, and eating 2-3 hours before you … Read More >>The post Best Diet To Lose Weight appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • Latest projects by Tata value homes You Should Checkout in this National Home Buying Week

    admin
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:05 am
    The evolution of Tata value homes is one of the most growing real estate properties Development Company in the India. They operated it as their primary business of Development of properties in retail and commercial sectors, the company want to invest in the various sectors of the real estate markets such as making project strategies, sales and marketing, designing, and … Read More >>The post Latest projects by Tata value homes You Should Checkout in this National Home Buying Week appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • Best Website For Wedding Hairstyles With Instructions And Photos

    MargotRickert
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:07 am
    Classy intelligent ladies have sexy eyes and either fuller figures or extremely thin figures attracting every man around them. These people seductive choosing who they want when they want. Their mannerisms prove they understand what would like and boost it. If classy intelligent ladies appear superior, this is because they know they are alluring and charming. They are charming, flirtatious … Read More >>The post Best Website For Wedding Hairstyles With Instructions And Photos appeared first on Market Deeper.
 
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  • Everything You Need to Know About Global Commercial Drone Market

    Nick Huang
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:27 am
    Since Amazon tested the idea of using drones to deliver packages, the wide applications of drones have become more and more popular among businesses and individual consumers. Today’s commercial drones, known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), range in size and cost from $200 million to the $40 toy-liked airplane driven by a small electric motor...
  • Modern Organization Skills for Managing Your Business Finances

    Nick Huang
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:26 am
    Are you disorganized? It’s OK if you are. Many businesses suffer from a bad case of “disorganizitis”. And, that disorganized office often costs businesses money. But, if you’re suffering from massive disorganization, you don’t have to stay that way. Here are some new organization tips you might not have heard about before. Use The Cloud “The cloud...
  • 5 Reasons To Keep Your Customers Happy

    Jesse Maida
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:12 am
    As a restaurant or bar owner, you probably already know that a happy customer makes your job much easier. You don’t have to worry about re-making a meal or refunding a large bill. Beyond that, however, there are a number of reasons that having a happy customer benefits your business. Here are five of those reasons: 1. It’s Why You’re There Maybe...
  • Global Wind Power Industry Had another Flourishing Year In 2014

    Nick Huang
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:10 am
    The global wind power industry is currently one of the major sectors in renewable energy industry, and it just achieved another flourishing year in 2014, as the latest figures released by the Global Wind Energy Council show that the global wind industry grew by 44% in 2014, installing over 51 GW and acting as a “solid sign of the recovery of the...
  • Forget the Styrofoam: Modern Sustainable Packaging Pummels Polystyrene

    Nick Huang
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:37 am
    Unless you haven’t ordered anything online recently, you’ve probably noticed an interesting trend in shipping. More and more businesses are foregoing styrofoam packaging and using alternative packing materials. Some companies have switched to “sustainable” materials that are biodegradable, whereas other companies are simply using packing material...
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  • Pre-register for our New Tech Benchmark Report

    Bronwen Clune
    5 Feb 2015 | 1:09 pm
    We’ll soon be publishing our New Tech Benchmark Report based on data we collected in 2014. This is the second report we’ve done, and a lot has happened in the year between the two. The report is part of our ongoing work with over 150 of the world’s fastest growing disruptive companies. You can pre-register for the report here, and we’ll send you a copy of the report as soon as it’s released. The latest New Tech Benchmark, looks at a broad range of issues, including: How does engagement in New Tech companies compare with other industries? What most distinguishes companies…
  • 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…
  • On-Boarding A People Geek

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

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

  • Google’s Latest Algorithm Shift Points to Need for Better Mobile Presence

    admin
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:15 am
    In 2012, Google was one of the first major companies to promote the benefits of responsive website design. At the same time, they warned webmasters that they would be looking at the mobile-readiness of a website as part of their ranking algorithm. Then… silence… until now. It took them two and a half years, but they’ve finally made good on their promise to start dinging websites that aren’t mobile friendly. The sent out warning letters last month to many webmasters who had mobile-unfriendly websites. Then, they started hitting those websites with lower rankings. Many…
  • Engage Your Customers through All Forms of Automotive Social Media, Not Just Facebook

    admin
    16 Nov 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Besides Facebook, automotive dealers should be taking into consideration many more variables and social avenues, such as Google+, Pinterest, DrivingPins, Twitter, YouTube, DailyMotion, etc. Whomever does social media (in-house or outsourced) for your car dealership needs to be sharp on all social platform levels, as there is SEO overlap. Whichever group you use, they should have a firm grip on the following. Granted, it’s not always easy to get dealership news, so we resort to what’s available and unfortunately, at times, it can be generic. Automotive Social Media (Organic) Best…
  • Industry Expert JD Rucker Recommends Responsive Website Design

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

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

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

    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The Forrester Wave report always provides a great snapshot of the leading Web Content Management Systems (WCMS) for their strengths, weaknesses and who each system may be best suited to support. It is almost like the Consumer Reports for WCMS.   As with the Gartner Quadrant report for Web Content Management Systems, released this past fall, Globalization Partners International's (GPI) partners are well represented. You can download the report from the Sitecore website here: https://www.sitecore.net/Learn/Resources-Library/Analyst-Reports/Forrester-Wave.aspx Wave Categories The Forrester…
  • Marriage Traditions of the World: Language of Love

    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    I recently became engaged and I am fully immersed in planning a late summer wedding.  I am breaking a few of the modern-day American wedding traditions by having a small, family-only ceremony at a winery and trading out the standard sit down dinner and dancing reception for a more intimate cocktail party reception, we are even having our dog walk down the aisle.  I appreciate big, beautiful weddings, but for me and my fiancé, it was important to have a smaller wedding with our nearest and dearest.  Thankfully, our families supported our non-traditional plans, but it got me…
  • Adobe’s Arabic Fonts: The Best for Arabic DTP Specialists?

    22 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Adobe Arabic Adobe Arabic font is an OpenType font designed by Tim Holloway with help from Fiona Ross and John Hudson in 2004.  It was commissioned by Adobe with production by Tiro Typeworks. Adobe Arabic font won recognition from The Type Directors Club (TDC) and is well known as a good counterpart for Latin serif fonts.   According to an Adobe statementThe design brief was to create a type family that would meet the needs of modern business communications in all the languages supported by the Unicode Arabic character set: not just various forms of Arabic, but also Persian, Urdu,…
  • The Philippines: Culture and Tradition

    19 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Filipino people are known as settlers in many parts of the world. They are like the chameleon who easily adapts to different environments. They thrive to survive. Survival of the fittest is their banner.   The Republic of the Philippines was named to honor King Philip II of Spain in 1543. Filipinos are originally from the southern part of Asia. People from countries like China, India, the United States and Spain married Filipinos resulting in a great deal of stock blending. 79 indigenous ethnic groups compose the Filipino people. According to Wikipedia, the last five hundred years of…
  • Inbound Marketing is the Evolution of SEO - Are You Taking It Global?

    17 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Numerous companies have grown from one-person shops to multinational corporations employing thousands due, in part, to the utilization of search engine optimization (SEO).  In the past, it used to be enough to make a keyword list, notify Google, and then be found by potential customers.  This initial SEO strategy was successful in taking some companies global, but then, SEO began to evolve.  As Google's algorithm progressed, companies worked to stay in compliance and began loading their sites with keywords and attempting to link to non-credible link building partners. …
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    Rapid Formations Blog

  • Three Ways Your Company Could Save By Going Green

    Rachel Craig
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:40 am
    Three Ways Your Company Could Save By Going Green The UK economy might be enjoying post-recession highs, but there are plenty of small businesses that have yet to feel the impacts of that so-called recovery. In fact, overhead costs in some parts of the country have soared higher than ever – and as winter refuses to dissipate, one of the biggest overhead plaguing businesses continues to be heating. According to energy watchdog OFGEM, the average small business usually spends up to £6,500 per year on gas and electricity. At first glance, that figure doesn’t seem terribly alarming. Yet when…
  • Legalise your UK company documents with an Apostille Certificate

    Rachel Craig
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:58 am
    Legalise your UK company documents with an Apostille Certificate You will likely only encounter the term ‘Apostille’ if you plan to live or work abroad, purchase overseas property, or conduct any kind of business outside of the UK. In such cases, you may be asked by a foreign organisation or authority to confirm the authenticity of certain UK public documents by providing an Apostille Certificate. This authentication process is known as ‘legalisation’ or ‘apostilling’, and it allows official UK documents to be legally accepted and used in any country that is party to the Hague…
  • Corporate Tax guidance for limited companies

    Rachel Craig
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:14 am
    Corporate Tax guidance for limited companies Private limited companies are required to pay Corporation Tax on all forms of taxable income. To do so, a company must be registered with HMRC as ‘active’ for Corporation Tax purposes. This must be done within 3 months of carrying on any business activity, which includes: buying and selling goods and services; renting or buying property or land; paying directors and employees; managing investments and receiving dividend income; issuing dividends to shareholders; paying company formation and accountancy fees through the business bank account;…
  • Do I need a shareholders’ agreement for my limited company?

    Rachel Craig
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:53 am
    Do I need a shareholders’ agreement for my limited company? A shareholders’ agreement is not a legal requirement but it is highly recommended for any limited company with more than one shareholder. This document is a legally binding agreement between shareholders that expands on the general contents of the articles of association by defining the specific rights and responsibilities of shareholders, the way the company should be managed, and how certain decisions should be made. A shareholders’ agreement is an effective way to ensure all members are equally protected and aware of…
  • Updating shareholder information with Companies House

    Rachel Craig
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:39 am
    Updating shareholder information with Companies House Companies House displays the names and shareholdings of all limited company shareholders on public record. The first shareholders (subscribers) in a company must also provide a contact address, but shareholders who join a company after incorporation do not have to provide their address details. If any shareholders’ details change after company formation, or new shareholders join a company after incorporation, you must report this information to Companies House when you file your next annual return. There is no need to file an early…
 
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    Exit Promise

  • Latest Forbes Post: Small Business Owner Retirement Strategies

    Holly Magister
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:27 am
    According to the Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration, “Currently, the Social Security Board of Trustees projects program cost to rise by 2035 so that taxes will be enough to pay for only 75 percent of scheduled benefits.” This bleak reality is not of great concern to the successful entrepreneur who may not need to rely heavily on social security benefits retirement. Yet, any potential reduction in social security benefits in the future is a serious threat to the well-being of the 28 million small business owners in America. The post Latest Forbes Post: Small Business Owner…
  • How to Know When It’s the Right Time to Borrow Money for Your Small Business

    Tom Gazaway
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:13 am
    Obtaining financing from a bank or lender for your small business can be quite the task. That’s why it’s important to know when it’s the right time to do it. You may not get the results you want if you do it at the wrong time. Depending on your business goals and objectives, you may want to borrow money right away or bootstrap for as long as possible and borrow money later on down the line. Below are 4 questions you should ask yourself (and answer) to determine if you’re ready to borrow money for your small business (especially if it is a startup). The post How to Know When It’s the…
  • Liquidated Damages Provisions in the Sale of a Business

    Holly Magister
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    When things go wrong with the sale of a business the parties involved look for remedies in the liquidated damages provisions established in the purchase agreement. Such provisions are included when a purchase agreement has been signed in advance of an actual closing when the business is transferred and a purchase price is paid. The post Liquidated Damages Provisions in the Sale of a Business appeared first on Exit Promise.
  • Escrow Agent in the Sale of a Business

    Holly Magister
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:12 pm
    When a business is about to be sold, the parties to the sale may find it beneficial to establish an escrow agent to handle the transfer of certain assets and cash between the buyer and seller. Many times the parties agree to use the escrow account held by one of the party's business attorneys. However, in many cases the parties prefer to hire an independent escrow agent to handle the assets and cash that will change hands. The post Escrow Agent in the Sale of a Business appeared first on Exit Promise.
  • Keeping Track of The Competition: Monitor Their Intellectual Property

    Kathleen Kuznicki
    7 Jan 2015 | 12:32 pm
    As businesses grow and develop, so do their intellectual property (IP) assets. And if these businesses are engaging in proper IP management, they are filing trademark and patent applications to protect their IP. However, because of the public nature of both trademark and patent prosecutions, one may get an inkling of their competitors’ business plans if they monitor these application filings. Though not a perfect way to predict the exact nature of your competitors’ future offerings, keeping track of IP filings can be a guide to where your competitors are moving. The post Keeping Track of…
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  • Shipwire V3 UI Upgrade

    Tony Holbrook
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:53 am
    Shipwire will soon begin upgrading all merchants to the new UI (User Interface), Shipwire V3. Very soon you will experience an application that’s friendlier and easier to use, a brand new Guided Product Creation Tool, and much more. In order to explain Shipwire V3, we’ve put together a quick video to help familiarize you with all the updates in under five minutes. While this is an exciting milestone for us, as always, we are focused on taking care of our customers. In order to make the transition to Shipwire V3 as smooth as possible, we’ll be rolling out the upgrade in phases. Here…
  • Shipwire V3 Application Launch

    Tony Holbrook
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Many lucky merchants are already using (and loving) the new experience and the features that come with it. Shipwire accounts created after Nov. 4, 2014 are already operating on Shipwire V3, as are a handful of existing accounts belonging to merchants who were invaluable in testing the new application and providing us with feedback during its development. We can’t wait to upgrade all our users’ accounts. The new tools accessible with Shipwire V3 were designed from the ground up with our customers in mind, and we’re eager to see them put to use! In order to explain Shipwire V3, we’ve…
  • New 2015 UPS Shipping Charge

    Jonathan Tran
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
    It’s a common pattern and we cover it each year: UPS increases its rates. For details on rate changes, see here. Peak season surcharges added This year, UPS has added a new surcharge that’s applicable in the peak season. In other words, some customers may see a new shipping surcharge occur around the holidays. However, it is assumed that some exceptions will be made, based on the following information from UPS CEO, David Abney: According to Abney, peak season surcharges on residential deliveries will be added “on a customer-segmented basis,” and “In some cases, these changes will be…
  • The drop shipping fulfillment opportunity: Part 1

    Tony Holbrook
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    This is the first post in our series on drop shipping. Please check back soon for the next installment. Drop shipping is a buzzword thrown around loosely and often incorrectly. Knowing that, we thought it would be useful to discuss the pros and cons of drop shipping as a fulfillment method and share some information that e-commerce merchants need in order to make educated business decisions. In the process, we’ll also shed light on common drop shipping challenges and possible solutions to them.   Advantages of drop shipping You don’t have to look hard to find trending articles about…
  • Turn Returns into Repeat Business

    Tony Holbrook
    6 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Returns are part of the deal when it comes to e-commerce businesses. According to eMarketer, 24% of consumers will abandon their shopping carts if return policy details are not clearly stated. The rate of cart abandonment increases if, once customers find the return policy, it appears to be complicated. To capture some low-hanging fruit (aka easy sales), publish your return process in clear and simple terms. When setting up your policy, think of guidelines that you would be comfortable following. By putting yourself in your customers shoes, you’ll be able to create a reasonable,…
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    The Brook Expert Insights Blog

  • A 4 step guide to more accurate warehousing and distribution reporting

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Analysing your business performances plays an integral role in your company profitability. With accurate reporting, you can determine where your company is, where it’s been, and where it’s going. But, for warehousing and distribution companies who work with extremely tight margins, reports and projections that contain broad guesswork or large inaccuracies can generate huge financial losses.
  • 3 changes that will increase transparency in your supply chain process

    24 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    Although the current economic environment in Ireland is slowly gaining ground according to experts, businesses throughout the nation are still working to develop new methods and internal procedures that will stimulate their financial gains and produce long-term benefits.
  • 5 Forecasting errors common to warehousing and how to avoid them

    20 Feb 2015 | 6:07 am
    Warehousing and distribution companies in Ireland face a variety of challenges. The current economic climate combined with increasing global competition, supply chain process inefficiencies, and extremely tight margins have generated a warehousing environment that is fraught with difficulties.
  • Ireland's Economy in 2015: Will It Impact Your Supply Chain Process?

    12 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    No matter where they're located, businesses must abide by the laws and taxation protocols of the resident country. The favourable economic environment in Ireland, namely the 12.5 percent corporate income tax rate for trading income combined with a highly educated English speaking workforce, has in the past, made establishing an Irish facility attractive for many overseas companies.  
  • Is Complex Warehouse Inventory Software Replacing a Skilled Workforce?

    10 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    With the advancements of modern technology and automated equipment, many production companies recognise the necessity of employing precision based machinery to accomplish manufacturing and other labour intensive procedures. Making the assembly and distribution process faster, more efficient, and increasing quality controls are all part of the benefits inherent in equipment upgrades.
 
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    NoCrooks Reviews.

  • WSU School of Business offers online MBA programs

    garfield lawrence
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Washington State University College of Business has launched online MBA certificate programs in marketing, finance and international business to expand academic flexibility for students. The programs are available to current MBA students, recent … Source: marketing      The post WSU School of Business offers online MBA programs appeared first on NoCrooks Reviews..
  • 195 SEO Ltd Offers Internet Marketing Solutions

    garfield lawrence
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:52 am
    What sets 195 SEO Ltd is that the company does not only make your website get better search engine ranking and ultimately, traffic. They also make sure that the client will learn how and why traffics on a website increase or drop. 195 SEO Ltd is not only … Source: marketing      The post 195 SEO Ltd Offers Internet Marketing Solutions appeared first on NoCrooks Reviews..
  • Web.com Gives Back to Chicago-Area Small Businesses With Free Online Marketing Forum

    garfield lawrence
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:52 pm
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Web.com (Nasdaq:WWWW), a leading provider of Internet services and online marketing solutions for small businesses, will host a free Small Business Forum designed to help Chicago-area small … Source: marketing      The post Web.com Gives Back to Chicago-Area Small Businesses With Free Online Marketing Forum appeared first on NoCrooks Reviews..
  • UTC’s College Of Business To Begin Offering Online MBA

    garfield lawrence
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:53 am
    The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) College of Business has announced that its nationally-recognized MBA program will be available online beginning in January 2014. Applications for the program are currently being accepted. Source: marketing      The post UTC’s College Of Business To Begin Offering Online MBA appeared first on NoCrooks Reviews..
  • WSI Marketing Plus Adds Appreciation Marketing Tools to Services Portfolio

    garfield lawrence
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:57 pm
    WSI (We Simplify the Internet) Marketing Plus, recently announced they are also helping business owner’s leverage and integrate Appreciation Marketing efforts as part of an overall marketing strategy. The company now offers a high-touch … Source: marketing      The post WSI Marketing Plus Adds Appreciation Marketing Tools to Services Portfolio appeared first on NoCrooks Reviews..
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    MarketsandMarkets Blog

  • Testing, Inspection and Certification Market Grows with New Regulatory Standards

    MarketsandMarkets
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:53 am
    The certificate testing and inspection services help the organizations and industry manufacturers to meet the industrial standards. These services help the manufacturers to improve and maintain the production quality. Certification services also certify the standards developed by the private and government standardization institutes. According to the researchers, the testing, inspection and certification market is expected to grow at a steady rate. This growth is mainly driven by rapid industrialization around the world. Apart from that, technological advancements and changes in the…
  • Next Generation Memory Market Driven by Growing Storage Demand

    MarketsandMarkets
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:42 pm
    There is a strong competition for the currently available, silicon based flash memory. Different limitations of the current memory formats, including fast switching speed, long-term data retention, and write-cycle endurance need strong resolve. In this condition, next generation memory provides strong alternative that shows large improvements in the currently available memories. According to the experts, the next generation memory market is poised to witness impressive growth during the next few years to come. This growth is predominantly driven by the problems with the conventional memory…
  • Data Center Construction Market Seeks Opportunities from Colocation Providers

    MarketsandMarkets
    15 Feb 2015 | 11:30 pm
    There is a strong rise in the amount of data consumed by different businesses and organizations. Growth of businesses is equally increasing the demand for storage capacities. In order to minimize the costs, the organizations are inclined towards remodeling their existing storage systems for the added storage space. The rise in demand on global scale is creating demand for datacenter storage and remodeling. According to the experts, the data center construction market is poised to witness steady growth over the next few years. Rapid industrialization across the emerging parts of the world and…
  • Video Surveillance Market with Rising Demand for Advanced Technologies

    MarketsandMarkets
    4 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    Video surveillance is one of the most commonly used security tools that help monitoring the properties and people to deter any kind of loss. These systems are nothing but a combination of software and hardware components that analyze and record the activities in a visual format. Strong rise in crime rates and advancing technologies in surveillance systems are some of the major driving factors for the video surveillance market. According to the experts, growing demand from the emerging markets is also expected to play a crucial role in the current rate of development for this industry. Many…
  • Holographic Display Market – Overview of 3 Major Drivers

    MarketsandMarkets
    4 Feb 2015 | 5:50 am
    Holographic display technology has the capacity to provide convergence, accommodation, motion parallax and binocular disparity. The ability to provide these four eye mechanisms makes this technology a highly innovative and new age technology. Holography or hologram has become the buzzword for the players in the industry. Humongous rise in the innovative applications and technological advancements are expected to drive the holographic display market during the next few years to come. According to the experts, the market is poised to witness healthy growth during near future. Rapid rate of…
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    Lead by Adventure

  • 4 Free Apps to Use for Team Icebreakers

    Will Ratliff
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:34 am
    Here are some free app’s that you can use to run icebreaker activities in meetings and for special events. All of these app’s are free; although, some of them offer “Pro” or paid versions that offer even more activities or icebreaker questions. For each app, I’ll tell you a little about the app, let you know what I like about the app but also what I think could and should be improved. I tried a total of 7 app’s. One of them I couldn’t even get to open up. It kept crashing when I tried to launch it. One of them I had to connect via a social media…
  • 5 Quick and Easy Icebreaker Games You Can Do with 1 Piece of Webbing

    Will Ratliff
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:07 am
    Here are a few icebreaker games you can do with a short piece of 1″ Tubular Webbing. You’ll need one piece of webbing about 15 feet long for each of these activities. If you only have one group (up to 10 or 12 people), you can use the same piece of webbing for each one. If you will be facilitating these icebreaker games for more than one group at a time, then you will need one length of webbing per group. You can find tubular webbing online, or at local outdoor stores, such as REI. It comes in several different colors, and you want to get webbing that is an inch wide.If you…
  • 7 Ways to Motivate Your Team Red-Carpet Style

    Will Ratliff
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:29 am
    There are a lot of ways to motivate your team and let them know you appreciate them. Since we are in the season of major award shows and nominations, I wanted to offer some suggestions on ways to help motivate and encourage your people “red-carpet style.” Several of these can be done with a limited budget and many of these can be tweaked or combined to create an all-out superstar event that your people will talk about for years to come. 1. Roll out the red carpet Make your employees feel like stars. Surprise them with a red carpet experience that they won’t soon forget.
  • 5 Ways to Transform Your Team’s New Year’s Resolutions into Adventurous Goals

    Will Ratliff
    6 Jan 2015 | 1:18 pm
    Now is the time when people think about and set New Year’s Resolutions. Chances are you have as well. However, I am not a big fan of most New Year’s Resolutions and here’s why: They’re rarely specific. They’re easy to break. They lack focus and clarity. They’re seldom risky. There’s typically no accountability. I use this time of the year to set specific goals for how I want my upcoming year to look. There is a process I use to set goals, and it is one that I have used for a number of years, and it is something that I have taught to students and…
  • A Team Building Activity Adapted from The Biggest Loser

    Will Ratliff
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:06 pm
    I’m always looking for new ideas for team building activities. Last night, I was watching The Biggest Loser with my family. We find the show very uplifting and encouraging. One of the activities they did inspired an idea for a team building activity that I want to share with you. The participants had been on a hike together, and at the peak of their hike, the trainers gave them what looked like a small, folded piece of paper. However, inside of the paper was a butterfly. They were to answer the question, “What is your intention for the remainder of your time here?” After…
 
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    Consumerist

  • Chrysler Adds 467,000 Vehicles To 2014 Recall Of Jeep, Durango SUVs With Fuel Pump Issues

    Ashlee Kieler
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:44 pm
    (Ralph Krawczyk Jr)Nearly five months after Fiat Chrysler issued a recall of 230,000 Dodge and Jeep SUVs for fuel pump issues that could lead to a vehicle stall, the company expanded the number of affected vehicles by more than 467,000. The automaker announced today that it would recall an additional 467,480 model year 2012-2013 Dodge Durangos and 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokees in order to fix an issue with the vehicle’s fuel pump function. Engineers with the company determined that a condition in a 2014 investigation may now extend to later model vehicles. The issue centers on a pattern of…
  • Who’s Making The Money When Your Smart TV Watches You Back?

    Kate Cox
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:27 pm
    (JKehoe_Photos) We’ve heard plenty of times in the past few years that if you have a smart TV — one that’s internet-enabled, for all that app goodness — that it might be watching you just as much as you watch it. Samsung in particular generates a lot of questions about how secure your data is with your TV, as do LG and Vizio. But there’s a missing piece to the equation. If your TV is watching you, why? Who stands to gain (in the sense of cold hard cash) from your data? That’s what our colleagues over at Consumer Reports (Consumerist’s parent company)…
  • The Only Abs You’ll See From Abercrombie & Fitch Now Are On A Cologne Bottle

    Mary Beth Quirk
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:43 pm
    (Abercrombie & Fitch)Gone are the days of college dorm rooms papered entirely in panels from Abercrombie & Fitch bags, with abs, golden, undulating abs as far as the eye could see. After announcing last year that the company would be phasing out the ubiquitous stomach muscles in its ads, now the only six-packs you’ll see are on a bottle of the brand’s cologne. Since the models have put their shirts on, it’s up to the headless, shirtless figure on the “Fierce” cologne bottle to carry the musclebound torch, notes Bloomberg Business. This, because everyone…
  • Senators Chastise Govt. For Making Money Off Struggling Student Loan Borrowers, Not Offering Enough Relief

    Ashlee Kieler
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:20 pm
    (Sapurah Lashari)For several years now the government has offered federal student loan forgiveness programs aimed at helping borrowers to avoid defaulting on their debts. While recent reports have shown that the popularity of the programs has exceeded expectations, a group of six senators say the Department of Education could do more given the billions of dollars in payments it receives from federal loans each year. Six senators — Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA), Sen. Sherrod Brown (OH), Sen. Jeff Merkley (OR), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (CT), Sen. Tammy Baldwin (WI), and Sen. Edward Markey…
  • Passenger’s Lawsuit Blames American Airlines For Wife’s Death

    Mary Beth Quirk
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:36 am
    (benh57)A Canadian man who flew with his wife on an American Airlines flight from Dallas to Mexico in March 2013 has filed a lawsuit against the airline, blaming it for his wife’s death. He claims that when his wife started to experience respiratory distress and couldn’t breathe, he told the crew that she had a pre-existing lung condition, and they would need an ambulance to meet their plane, reports ABC News. Instead, his suit says two crew members showed up at the plane with a wheel chair. The husband also claims that although crew administered oxygen to his wife while she was…
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    Strategic Thinking | Principles of Execution

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

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

    Gerald J. Leonard
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:50 am
    Premise: The premise of “Time Tactics of Very Successful People”, is that we all have 24 hours in a day and that successful people and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • PofE 066: PPM Tips and Techniques

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

  • How Can Managers Better Manage Their Managers?

    Leslie Brokaw
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:22 am
    Subsidiary managers need to move beyond their frustrations with headquarters and take some responsibility for running the relationship. Most managers will recognize this scenario: Higher-ups schedule site visits with a stated desire to “learn” or to “exchange ideas.” But when they show up, they want to fix. They want to change things and insert their own agendas. They don’t listen very closely. Managers of subsidiaries of global companies, in particular, know this well. “Even with the best of intentions, headquarters’ ‘support’ can easily mutate into ‘hyper-attention’…
  • The Motivating Power of Team Collaborations

    Leslie Brokaw
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Employees can be inspired to perform better if their creativity is challenged. “Freedom from conformity was a welcome change that enabled [employee] creativity to flourish,” write Hari Kumar and Satish Raghavendran, in the Fall 2014 issue of MIT Sloan Management Review. In their article “Bringing Fun and Creativity to Work,” Kumar and Raghavendran detail how leaders in their own organization, Deloitte LLP, worked to boost employee engagement and promote innovation and entrepreneurship. Companies are hungry for engagement, but they often struggle to figure out what works. “On the…
  • How Quickly Can You Get Employees Tweeting About Your Company?

    Leslie Brokaw
    31 Jan 2015 | 5:20 pm
    At Mitel, an Ontario business communications company, managers have enlisted 1,600 people to become actively involved in social media. Ontario business communications company Mitel has been around for 41 years, but its profile is low. Martyn Etherington, the company’s chief marketing officer and chief of staff, is out to change that — and he thinks social media will be a big part of the process. In March of 2014, the company had about 30 people actively engaged in social media — using Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook to talk about the company. By November, that number had grown to 1,600…
  • Data Scientists and Analysts: What’s the Difference?

    Leslie Brokaw
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:09 pm
    How do the very-in-demand data scientists differ from analysts? “The recent emergence of the digital enterprise has created a seemingly insatiable management appetite to amass and analyze data,” write Jeanne G. Harris and Vijay Mehrotra, in the Fall 2014 issue of MIT Sloan Management Review. Companies are hungry for data scientists to make sense of the information they’ve compiled, putting these particular analysts in high demand. “Today’s data scientists are often singled out as a breed apart — and for good reason,” argue Harris and Mehrotra. “They tend to be better…
  • How Can Your Board Best Help Your Company?

    Leslie Brokaw
    8 Jan 2015 | 12:59 pm
    How can your board of directors help you do better? A company’s board of directors can take on a variety of different roles, and the right one will depend in part on factors such as a company’s culture and the home country’s legal requirements. In thinking about how a board can help, a company should also first start by thinking about what it means when it uses the word strategy. “This might sound pedantic, but a shared understanding of how the company defines its strategic issues is actually of great practical importance,” write Didier Cossin and Estelle Metayer. “Strategy means…
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    LT Copywriting - Professional Blog

  • Common Sense is a LIE!                                                                                                                And how do you escape from its embrace?

    26 Feb 2015 | 5:12 pm
    Perception is not Reality. Common Sense doesn't Exist. Common Sense is a lie.A lie that has frustrated me for a long long time as it is the cause of most misunderstandings and hatreds in the world. Why is Common Sense a lie?Well let’s define it first:Common Sense as defined from thee Merriam-Webster Dictionary.COMMON SENSE:  Sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts.The initial problem with this definition is the assumption of “Simple Perception”. And where the disconnect lies is in the assumption “that…
  • What the Devil is an Info Product?! 

    19 Feb 2015 | 8:37 am
    A How-to Guide in using Info Products?How to Acquire Prospects with an Info Product? One of the best ways to create new clients is to write Infoproducts that people want and sell them at a discount. Or to be even more effective, you can give them away for free. But what is an Info Product? An Info Product is a book, e-course, or other form of informational or educational material that is created from real word experience versus academic which may not work in the real world Why they are great? Why it is great for building new business is that you are positioning yourself as the expert of…
  • Are you willing to Pay the Ticket Price?

    12 Feb 2015 | 10:42 am
    Paying the Ticket Price. Paying the Ticket Price is the phenomenon of when people want to do something, but do not want to pay the cost of it in risk and money. Due to Fear or Frustration.   Fear of Paying the Ticket Price The major aspect of this phenomenon is not wanting to risk a $1000 to have the opportunity to make a million. I have faced this phenomenon myself over the years. Having been put up against ordeals and steep upfront costs that I was afraid, quite literally, afraid to pay. For a time, it kept me from doing the things I wanted because of the fear of losing and gaining…
  • Triple 777 Tips: How Social Media Has Changed Image Management

    3 Feb 2015 | 9:34 pm
    Image management used to be much simpler. Before. You could have a private life and it would not affect your career and people’s opinions of you. Nowadays… Private Life is Disappearing. You can’t go anywhere without someone somewhere collecting information on you. Physically or Digitally. In fact, you can’t post on Twitter without the chance of getting backlash for an opinion tweet. Actually, you may not even be on social media, but may have had a picture taken of you with someone else, and the next thing you know. Facebook knows you. Even if the picture is really…
  • Are you maintaining your image?                                                                                                Or is someone else in charge of the way people see you?

    15 Jan 2015 | 12:49 pm
    More often than not, other people are in charge of how others see you.And they do this by telling others all about you. Which is why it is so important to understand the categories that people judge you on. So you can ultimately avoid creating a bad reputation that you can never live down as only one incident can affect you for the rest of your life. So here it is...                    The 7 ways to be Professional and Maintain your Image. Being thought of as a professional is more than doing well in your field. You have to do more.
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    Company Rescue Blog

  • Bridging loans for small businesses

    25 Feb 2015 | 2:09 am
    Thanks to the evolution of a strong and competitive bridging finance market over the last few years, the range of funding options available to small businesses has grown tremendously. Here we examine two ways in which small businesses might be able to use bridging loans. Property purchase Commercial property, particularly when bought at auction or otherwise for less than its market value, often requires work to render it habitable or convert it into the correct usage class. A bridging loan could be used to fund the purchase. These loans differ from more traditional commercial finance in the…
  • Are you an employee of an insolvent company?

    24 Feb 2015 | 5:57 am
    If the answer is yes or you're not really sure, it will undoubtedly be a worrying time. You may have already been told the company is going into administration and there will be possible redundancies.  Now you need to know what options you have and how the process works, in terms of redundancy pay and government help.  Watch our video below on your rights as an employee: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills can claim for redundancy pay on your behalf and if the insolvent company does not have sufficient funds to pay out, then you can receive statutory pay from the…
  • Unemployment rate falls again

    18 Feb 2015 | 5:01 am
    The number of unemployed people in the UK during the final few months of 2014 fell to 1.86 million, a drop of 76,000.  The Office of National Statistics revealed the unemployment rate is now at 5.7% of the adult population, significantly lower than expected. The number of people in work is at its highest – the employment rate is 73.2%. Wages had also risen by 2.1% since the same period in 2013.  The North East showed to have the highest number of people unemployed while the South West had the lowest number.   Along with the fall in inflation (latest figures show 0.3% in…
  • KSA Group Seminar Review

    15 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    The seminar held on the 12th of February was a great success.  We had over 60 people in attendance.  Due to some last minute IT issues Keith apologies for not being able to chat to people prior to the presentations. To recap we covered 3 main topics; Pension led funding which is an innovative method that allows directors to be able to invest in their own business.  We were treated to a presentation that had animated cartoons done by a pension expert who also happened to be a cartoonist! Next was Alison Loveday of Berg who talked about how they were taking on the banks in…
  • Alternative Lending Seminar in Birmingham

    11 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
                               INVITATION KSA Group and Bibby Financial Services (West Midlands) have great pleasure in inviting you to a Business and Networking Event on Wednesday 4th March 2015 6.00pm – 9.30pm at Bibby Financial Services, Bank House,  Cherry Street, Birmingham B2 5AL The Alternative Lending Market Alternative Lending is playing a key role in funding SME business in the UK. There are numerous companies offering a plethora of lending facilities, all with different terms, conditions and levels of…
 
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    Inspiration and Marketing Strategies for Entrepreneurs

  • How to Use Presentation Platforms to Increase Website Traffic

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:37 am
    Let’s face it, coming up with a social media marketing strategy is overwhelming. There’s so many moving parts, you probably don’t know how to use it or more importantly why to use it. First, let’s talk about what a social media strategy should be about – it’s about growing your followers AND driving traffic to your website. Social media platforms are amazing for increasing website traffic. Post Google updates (Penguin, Hummingbird etc.) organic traffic (Traffic that comes from the result of people typing into the search engine a certain phrase or keyword…
  • Have a Small Business Idea? Here’s Some Considerations

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:38 am
    One of the worst things you can do? Create a business with absolutely no foundation other than it seems like a cool idea. When I left corporate America and entered into the world of entrepreneurship I thought that being a smart business woman gave me a leg up. Boy, was I stupid! I had a very cool idea, all my friends and family said so! But I did no research on my market. I didn’t know who my buyer was, and what’s worse I couldn’t reach enough of them to support my business. So guess what? 13 months, tons of lost time, tons of lost money, lots of tears later – big…
  • Marketing is a Verb – That Means Action

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:05 pm
    If you want to grow your reach and make more money in your business the process by which you make that happen is called marketing. 1 million new micro businesses start up every year (A micro business is made up of 1 or 2 people.). 80% of those 1 million businesses won’t break 50K in annual revenue (Notice I didn’t say profit- I said revenue). Why? There are lots of reasons but in many cases marketing is the missing piece. They’re too small minded about their business. (Sorry, I’m not trying to be mean here, just honest :-).) Small Mind = Small Profits Most people will get…
  • Entrepreneur Education – Declutter To Make More Money in Your Business

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:14 am
    You know what’s really cool about what I do? I get to tell people how to make more money. If they have a valid business idea, I can tell them how to build a process to bridge the gaps and be more profitable. Given the right person that’s willing to roll up their sleeves and get really serious, I can succeed every time. However, one of the things I learned first as a sales trainer back in my corporate days that still holds true today in my life as an entrepreneur mentor is that people who are messy and unorganized will struggle. You cannot build profitability in chaos. When I was a…
  • Use Blogging to Get Consulting Clients

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:36 pm
    One of the questions I get asked a lot is, “How did you grow your consulting business so fast?” I never mind answering this question because it’s one of my favorite things to talk about! After my first business failed and I lost a ton of money I learned the error of my ways before going into business number two. I made two major mistakes that caused my demise: I didn’t understand marketing. I didn’t have a strategy or plan. I just worked hard all day long hustling with no purpose. So when I went into my next endeavor I prepared to not only play a very serious…
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    Hyrell Blog

  • 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…
  • Why We Love HR Pros

    13 Feb 2015 | 6:37 am
    Roses are red... Violets are blue...We love HR pros... And you should too!  At times, the Human Resources department can be vilified by the rest of the company. Employees subconsciously (and sometimes unfairly) associate discipline or termination with HR. At Hyrell, we know Human Resource professionals bring a lot of positivity to the organization. You recruit, hire, train and retain top talent -- and without top talent, how successful can your company be?  HR is very much the “heartbeat” of any organization. Once you find a few top candidates, you “pump” fresh…
  • Speaking the Millennial Hiring Lingo

    30 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    Millennials are a generation that have been fascinating marketers for years. They behave differently than Generation X and Baby Boomers, but why are marketers interested so in Millennials? Answer: Now they have buying power! How do they have buying power? They are entering the workforce (and some have already been in the workplace for years), so marketers are definitely onto something by paying attention to them. Generation Y (aka Millennials) were born between 1977 and 2000, and they tend to be more pushy and demanding than their parents, which is why YOU may need to update your hiring…
  • 4 Core Question Types to Include In Your Interview Process

    22 Jan 2015 | 8:06 am
    Having a general outline of the types of questions to ask a potential employee is a MUST for an effective and organized interview process. Questions that require only a “yes” or “no” answer will do you little to no good, and won’t reveal much information – but how do you know which questions will offer the most insight? All interview questions are not created equal, so know what types of questions will benefit you most before meeting your candidates.  Introductory Questions Don’t dismiss the importance of a few introductory questions that get the ball rolling. Simple…
  • Indeed Apply - Now Premiering in All Hyrell Instances!

    6 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    Indeed and Hyrell have joined forces to increase job applicant traffic. Beginning today, job seekers who find Hyrell postings on Indeed may use their mobile phones to quickly and easily apply to any position. According to Indeed, “45% of job search traffic comes from mobile devices, but people generally can’t apply from these devices to the jobs they find.”  Hyrell’s new Indeed Apply Integration will allow these mobile savvy job seekers to apply directly from any smartphone or tablet – which means it’s simpler than ever for applicants to quickly and efficiently submit their…
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    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.
  • How To Handle Negative Feedback On Social Media

    Jen Mackie
    8 Feb 2015 | 5:01 pm
    No matter how you feel about social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, there’s no denying that they have become an integral part of most business’s marketing and customer relations operations. Whether you have many interactions with customers on social media every day, or only a few each month, you can’t afford to be… The post How To Handle Negative Feedback On Social Media appeared first on Matter Solutions.
  • How to Find Inspiration for Your Graphic Designs

    Svanhild Egge
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:13 pm
    As a designer, have you ever been really keen to start a new project, but then suddenly your brain hits a brick wall, and you can’t come up with any good ideas? Sometimes you need to think outside of the box to get your design juices flowing again, and maybe even leave the comfort of… The post How to Find Inspiration for Your Graphic Designs appeared first on Matter Solutions.
  • Expert Tips: How to Stick to Your Publishing Schedule

    Ruth Dunn
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:18 pm
    Those who have mastered the art of sticking to their goals enjoy the sweet satisfaction of looking at their publishing schedule. For many other writers, however, publishing schedules can be a bit like a mirror. You don’t really want to look at it in the morning, but you have to in order to prepare for… The post Expert Tips: How to Stick to Your Publishing Schedule appeared first on Matter Solutions.
  • The Biggest Online Trends and SEO Updates of 2014

    Ruth Dunn
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:35 pm
    As 2015 gets off to a rapid start, we’re taking a look back on the year that was 2014. Come with us as we take you through the biggest Google updates, online trends, Twitter New Year’s resolutions and our pick of the top marketing resources from 2014. Google Updates Google has a habit of changing… The post The Biggest Online Trends and SEO Updates of 2014 appeared first on Matter Solutions.
 
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    convergepoint.com

  • ConvergePoint Welcomes Health System to Expanding Client Roster

    Katharine Lau
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:04 am
    ConvergePoint, the leading provider of compliance management software, today announced the addition of a Rhode Island-based health care system to its growing list of clients. “We’re glad to be able to help this healthcare organization streamline their compliance program and
  • Policies, Processes and Procedures: Why You Need All 3

    Katharine Lau
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:05 am
      Businesses know that they need to have a system made up of policies, processes and procedures. Often businesses have issues discerning which is which or use the terms interchangeably, resulting in them lacking one of the elements. All three,
  • Don’t Forget: 5 Tips on How to Evaluate Renewing Contracts

    Katharine Lau
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:10 pm
    A main selling point of contract management systems is that they send contract managers automated reminders when a contract is due to renew, expire or needs renegotiating. You recognize that letting uneconomical contracts auto-renew is costly, and know that they
  • ConvergePoint Adds Transportation Company to Growing Client Roster

    Katharine Lau
    19 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    ConvergePoint, the leading provider of compliance management software, is proud to welcome the owner/operator of the U.S.’s largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships. “We’re excited about helping our new client grow by enabling them to streamline their processes with our
  • 5 Quick Tips to Improve Internal Communications

    Katharine Lau
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:11 pm
    When you need to communicate new information to employees, it might seem easy to just type up a quick email and send it to everyone in the company. What happens, though, if multiple employees have specific, individual questions and hit
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    Purchasing, Procurement and Supply Chain Management Insights

  • What a Lean Supply Chain Management Program Can Do for Your Organization

    Dean Vella
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Written by: Dean Vella For companies who desire optimum productivity, conventional supply chain methods may not fit the bill. Typical supply chains are often less efficient as lean supply chains, and as a result, numerous organizations around the world are implementing lean strategies. Lean supply chains focus on eliminating waste and strengthening processes that work. In other words, when using lean supply chains, companies eliminate activities that are unnecessary or ineffective. These lean supply chains have gained popularity all over the world and are prevalent in a variety of sectors,…
  • Supply & Demand Chain Executive selects Procurify for 2015 Pros to Know list

    Brittany Whitmore
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:22 pm
    Written by: Brittany Whitmore Supply & Demand Chain Executive, a leading manual for executives focused on supply and demand chain transformation. The publication has just announced the 15th annual listing of Pros to Know in the Supply Chain industry and Procurify’s Aman Mann has made the cut. “Supply Chain is increasingly recognized as a strategic differentiator for leading small, medium and large enterprises, and Supply Chain leaders have become crucial to the success of the enterprise in meeting the challenges of what truthfully has been called a turbulent economy. And…
  • Interview with Neal Chaudhary, co-founder of Tacit Management Consulting

    Brittany Whitmore
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Written by: Brittany Whitmore We sat down to interview Neal Chaudhary, co-founder of Tacit Management Consulting; he and his team have been instrumental in the delivery of IT solutions to a wide range of businesses, including SMBs. Neal Chaudhary What is Tacit Management Consulting?  Tacit Management Consulting is a Vancouver based IT consulting firm that specializes in helping firms select enterprise level software. Usual selections are around ERP, CRM, POS & E-commerce, but our process is adaptable to anything at the enterprise level. We are 100% independent and use proven…
  • Why Are Purchase Orders Important?

    Matt Lim
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:57 am
    Written by: Matt Lim A common train of thought for many business owners is, “if I can handle it, why bother changing it?” This is definitely the case when it comes to purchase orders, even if you have a perfect track record with your suppliers. But what works now may not necessarily work down the road, or even in the near future. What happens when you scale up your business and more employees are responsible for purchase orders? What if there’s a dispute over an order? What if an order is duplicated because of a lack of documentation? These are all problems a purchase order system can…
  • The Rise of Social Graphs for Businesses – Harvard Business Reiew

    Brittany Whitmore
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:47 am
    Written by: Brittany Whitmore The Rise of Social Graphs for Businesses By: Sangeet Paul Choudary Article originally published on Harvard Business Review on February 2, 2015. Read it here “…Thus we see the various software providers that already provide the tools to manage business interactions (like procurement and invoicing) moving rapidly to capitalize on this opportunity. Companies like TradeShift, Procurify and SPS Commerce already capture interaction data through their workflow management tools. Much like Facebook, they are recognizing that the software is not the end…
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    Euro Exchange Rate NewsEuro Exchange Rate News

  • Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) Exchange Rate Forecast: Sterling Trends Close to 1.38 before ECB Interest Rate Decision, PMI’s Ahead

    Laura Parsons
    28 Feb 2015 | 7:28 am
    Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) Exchange Rate Forecast: Sterling Trends Close to 1.38 before ECB Interest Rate Decision, PMI’s Ahead The Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate may advance to another fresh high this week as several major central banks deliver their interest rate decisions. Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) Exchange Rate Forecast: Greek News, BoE Speculation Boosts Pound Sterling enjoyed another bullish run of trading this week, with the British Pound to Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate advancing to a new seven-year high. The GBP/EUR currency pair climbed above the 1.37…
  • US Dollar to Euro (USD/EUR) Exchange Rate Forecast: Will US Data Provide Fodder for Interest Rate Hawks?

    Ollie Carpenter
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    US Dollar to Euro (USD/EUR) Exchange Rate Forecast: Will US Data Provide Fodder for Interest Rate Hawks? At the close of last week, the US Dollar to Euro (USD/EUR) exchange rate softened by around -0.13%. With the Federal Reserve stating that rate revisions would be subject to data and looked at on a meeting-by-meeting basis, North American economic data will be closely scrutinised by rate hawks. For those invested in the shared currency, data will be more impactful than in previous weeks now that tensions regarding Greece’s future in the Eurozone have finally abated. However, with the…
  • Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) Exchange Rate Forecast: Eurozone Employment Data and BoE Minutes in Focus

    Matthew Olney
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) Exchange Rate Forecast: Eurozone Employment Data and BoE Minutes in Focus The Euro to Pound Sterling   (EUR/GBP) exchange rate is expected to experience another week of volatility next week as the markets weigh up the release of a number of important economic data releases from both the UK and Eurozone. On Monday, the GBP/EUR exchange is likely to see mixed movement   due to the number of data releases. First up will be the publication of French, Italian, German and Eurozone manufacturing PMI data. The Eurozone PMI is forecast to rise from 51.0 to 51.1.
  • Euro to Australian Dollar (EUR/AUD) Exchange Rate Forecast: RBA, ECB Interest Rate Announcements Likely to Spark Movement

    Matthew Olney
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Euro to Australian Dollar (EUR/AUD) Exchange Rate Forecast: RBA, ECB Interest Rate Announcements Likely to Spark Movement The Euro to Australian Dollar (EUR/AUD) exchange rate is expected to experience volatility next week as investors are expected to be jittery ahead of interest rate decision announcements by the Reserve Bank of Australia and European Central Bank (ECB). At the start of the week the Australian currency is forecast to fall as New Home Sales in the Land Down Under are expected to come in weakly. The December figure showed that month on month sales declined by -1.9% and…
  • Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Exchange Rate Weekly Forecast: Eurozone and US Unemployment in Focus

    Ashleigh Fox
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:49 am
    Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Exchange Rate Weekly Forecast: Eurozone and US Unemployment in Focus The Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rate recorded gains on Friday ahead of German Consumer Price Index (CPI) and US Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Personal Consumption figures. The Euro is constantly trading under the cloud of Greek negotiations which threatens to pressure the single currency lower at any moment. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras convened an emergency meeting on Friday morning with the government’s economic team to discuss the potential upcoming financing gap and…
 
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    Growing Earth

  • One Minute Arborist More Signs of Trouble

    Josh Wolf
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:46 pm
    One Minute Arborist More Signs of Trouble Quick points about common diseases, pests, structural issues like split trunks.
  • Discover tree problems before they get out of hand

    Josh Wolf
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:31 pm
    Published on Feb 19, 2015 A certified arborist shows you more signs to help you discover tree problems before they get out of hand.
  • Winter Tree Pruning: The One Minute Arborist

    Josh Wolf
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:28 pm
  • When Should I Hire an Arborist?

    Growing Earth
    7 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
    The short answer to this question is simply this – whenever you think you need to. You’ve planted trees on your property with the goal of enhancing your living environment and increasing your property values. Trees that are attractive and properly cared for can lead to great returns if and […]
  • Top Tree Mistakes You Must Avoid

    Growing Earth
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    Trees enhance the value and aesthetics of your yard. They can provide shade, protect you from wind, and even offer food in the form of fruit. They attract birds and animals, and protect the environment. For all that, they can be easily damaged by well-meaning homeowners. A broad range of […]
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    Midlake

  • Why Customer Feedback Is So Important in Quality Control

    Midlake Products
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:31 am
    Every product that is sent out the door is an opportunity for not only quality control, but also customer feedback. While it is inevitable that you will receive negative feedback, good feedback is also an integral part of the equation. However, one thing we’ve learned is that you can’t assume that no feedback is good feedback either. At Midlake Products, we understand that the quality of our products depends on customer satisfaction, and as a result, we know it takes a proactive approach to both fix and prevent problems. Customer Feedback Matters No matter what the industry, feedback from…
  • Why Industry Expertise Matters When Manufacturing Medical Components

    Midlake Products
    1 Feb 2015 | 1:21 am
    At Midlake Products, our role as a custom manufacturer often gives us exposure into manufacturing requirements in a broad range of fields. However, one area in which our knowledge and capabilities have provided tangible benefits to our clients is in the medical field. Here are a few of the benefits that you gain when you choose a manufacturer with specific experience in the medical field: New Product Development On one hand, creating a new product can be an exciting time, but it can also be filled with lots of critical questions ranging from product function to finish, quality control and…
  • Adding Capacity to Your Manufacturing Business with Outsourcing

    Midlake Products
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    In our industry, it’s pretty typical for manufacturers to have limits where their capabilities are concerned. This means since they can only produce a certain amount of product, there comes a time they need to adjust their capacity so they can either catch up on an influx of orders or experiment with new processes or products. Companies that are unable to make these adjustments incur past due orders to customers, reduce the quality of their products to meet requirements, lose business and/or increase the cost of delivery. A Recent Example Midlake provides the necessary manufacturing…
  • How Proactive Customer Service in Manufacturing Heads Off Business Problems

    Midlake Products
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:07 am
    Most manufacturers wear a number of different hats beyond the obvious one. This is certainly the case at Midlake. For example, aside from simply handling the manufacturing of custom parts, we also stock a certain amount of products for our customers too. A number of other manufacturers do this as well. Unfortunately for their customers, they tend to wait on ordering more parts until they’re explicitly told to. That means their clients often send for parts only to find not enough are in stock. They then have to re-order them and wait before continuing with their operation. A Recent Example…
  • How are custom hinges made?

    Midlake Products
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:15 pm
    The process of manufacturing custom hinges is sometimes hard to describe using just words or pdf drawings of a product or hinge. That’s why we’re pleased to roll out the first in a new series of videos which use animation and video to illustrate key concepts. The old saying is “a picture is worth a thousand words”.  With that in mind, we hope you enjoy the first in our new video series which takes you through the process of having a custom hinge manufactured!  
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    CHAOTICNESS

  • The Rise of Anti-Globalization in Europe

    Steve C
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:17 am
      Recently in the news France has a new front runner and its not among the far right only as the media will tell you. Like the United States is desperate right now for leadership that will stop immigration, stop multiculturalism and stop the chaos that comes across our borders day in and day out […] The Rise of Anti-Globalization in Europe is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post The Rise of Anti-Globalization in Europe appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • Smart Cars are Desperately Needed Now

    Steve C
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:33 pm
    The United States is facing allot of major problems now with leadership that simply does everything against the American people. The fraud called multiculturalism is in route to destroy the organization we once had on the roads. Any of you that have traveled to any of the countries that currently have free passes into America […] Smart Cars are Desperately Needed Now is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Smart Cars are Desperately Needed Now appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • Are Chemtrails a Conspiracy Theory or are we Living in a Chemical Bong

    Steve C
    4 Jan 2015 | 3:38 pm
    I find it to be astonishing that when you do a search for chemtrails in Google on the very top of the search results is a box that states the following: Chemtrails are a conspiracy theory and some other rhetoric that you can see for yourself if they still have it up. Then we have […] Are Chemtrails a Conspiracy Theory or are we Living in a Chemical Bong is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Are Chemtrails a Conspiracy Theory or are we Living in a Chemical Bong appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • Dating Life in America Before Feminism and Similar Agenda’s

    Steve C
    28 Dec 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Having just watched several clips of old Dating Game episodes which I placed one video below, I just couldn’t believe the drastic differences. Although these women are very beautiful a few of which were women who later became famous such as Farrah Fawcett and Marcia Brady. Since the show was based in Studio city it […] Dating Life in America Before Feminism and Similar Agenda’s is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Dating Life in America Before Feminism and Similar Agenda’s appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • A SeaWorld Attack on the Busiest Tourism Day of the Year

    Steve C
    27 Dec 2014 | 12:43 pm
    The weekend after Christmas has proven to be the busiest holiday weekend of the year for Orlando Hotels and other tourism business. While this is true there was one theme park that probably did not fare so well as normal. Was it an act of terrorism, no but it absolutely had an effect on the […] A SeaWorld Attack on the Busiest Tourism Day of the Year is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post A SeaWorld Attack on the Busiest Tourism Day of the Year appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
 
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    Number Direct » Articles

  • The Ultimate Guide To Vodafone Offers, Extras, Freebees And Rewardz

    Kathryn Kearns
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:13 am
    If you can’t tell your Vodafone 'Freebees' from your 'Rewardz' and are unsure of what you’re entitled to, this guide could help you out. The post The Ultimate Guide To Vodafone Offers, Extras, Freebees And Rewardz appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Today Is The Last Day You Can Use Orange Wednesdays

    Dan
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:39 am
    The mobile network EE, which now owns Orange, has decided to finally close the curtain on its 2-4-1 offer. Today is the final day you can use it. The post Today Is The Last Day You Can Use Orange Wednesdays appeared first on Number Direct.
  • What To Do Once You’ve Bought A Wowcher

    Dan
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:37 am
    What happens once you choose to purchase a Wowcher deal though? Many people remain confused about what to do after they've bought one. We hope to explain. The post What To Do Once You’ve Bought A Wowcher appeared first on Number Direct.
  • 10 People Who Should Just Stay Away From Technology Forever

    Dan
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    Even the biggest technophobes will surely cringe at some of these pictures, which show people who should really just stay way away from technology. The post 10 People Who Should Just Stay Away From Technology Forever appeared first on Number Direct.
  • How To Get The Most Out Of Your O2 Contract With These Useful Perks

    Kathryn Kearns
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:17 am
    There are some pretty cool perks of being with O2. Here are some that you may not know about, that'll help you make the most out of your contract. The post How To Get The Most Out Of Your O2 Contract With These Useful Perks appeared first on Number Direct.
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    Self Made Businessman

  • Case Study – What Happened When I Hired Two Interns?

    Dave Schneider
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:57 pm
    A few months ago I had the “brilliant” idea of hiring an intern for my blogger outreach software business, Ninja Outreach. At the time I wasn’t exactly sure what would come of it, but to my surprise I ended up taking on not one, but two interns over a 6 month period. Although I don’t have a lot of experience in this domain, this is likely new territory for a lot of readers, so I deemed it worth writing about, despite my relatively limited experience. This should in no way be viewed as a comprehensive article on hiring interns. Without a doubt there are rules and…
  • Monthly Growth Report – January 2015

    Dave Schneider
    15 Feb 2015 | 6:05 pm
    Welcome to the January 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…
  • Are Email Lists Overrated? How To Fail At Launching To 4500 Subscribers

    Dave Schneider
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:17 am
    Anyone that has been following my blog for a long time knows that I don’t really push products. You don’t see a lot of affiliate reviews here. You don’t see any courses or coaching. For the most part, the blog seems to be completely unmonetized. I use it mostly for branding and relationship building. However, last year, I launched my first product to my audience, The Mastery, a premium membership site with an emphasis on masterminding. And despite having not one, but three bloggers behind it, as well as hundreds of dollars of paid advertising (and thousands on development)…
  • Can Shiny Object Syndrome Be Applied To Just One Project?

    Dave Schneider
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:57 am
    Shiny Object Syndrome. SOS. Whether you know it by name, or by some other form, if you’re an entrepreneur, there’s a good chance you’ve suffered from it at some point or another. The gist of it is this: A new idea captures your imagination and attention, which gets you distracted from the bigger picture. You go off on tangents instead of remaining focused on the goal. Often these side projects remain unfinished and only take away from the bigger picture. You’re worse off on all fronts. Sound familiar? I can cite several instances in my past where I’ve run off…
  • My Secret Traffic Generation Strategy For 2015

    Dave Schneider
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:25 am
    Traffic – it’s what everyone wants, and few people know how to get. I get a question every so often and it usually goes like this: What will you primarily be focusing on in 2015 to help build your blog? Although I blog less and less about content marketing, I’ve discussed a variety of techniques, such as: Guest Blogging Long form in depth articles plus heavy content promotion Round Up Posts Social Media like Triberr and Twitter Studying experts in your niche I used all of these in 2014 to build up SelfMadeBusinessman, and to some degree they all worked reasonably well. So…
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    Hostiee.com

  • The Future of Marketing [Infographic]

    Imtiaz Ahmed
    15 Feb 2015 | 12:35 pm
    Marketing is an ever changing trend. Do you think marketing techniques which are 20 years old, still effective? No they are not. Market is changing every day. So marketers have to change their action plans very often. Traditional email marketing is almost dead as well as TV commercials. People are now blind to banner ad. Social media marketing has risen. Inbound marketing and content marketing is rising so fast. So what will be the future of marketing? Today, I am going to share an infographic about the future of marketing. I have got this visual from Visual.ly. I hope you […] The post…
  • 3 WordPress SEO Plugins That will give you Ranking Boost

    Imtiaz Ahmed
    15 Jan 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Happy New Year, my friends. I wish you have already started blogging professionally or planning to start money blogging in this year. I wish you will be successful in your online money making journey. As you are blogging, I am pretty sure that you have already known about WordPress. WordPress is the most popular blogging platform in the world. Most of the bloggers are using it because of its simplicity, regular update and lots of available resources online. I am also using wordpress for my blog and most of my money sites. You can also create your money site with […] The post 3 WordPress…
  • What is International Business?

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

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

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

  • Are you built to run your own business?

    12 Feb 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Who hasn’t dreamed of starting their own business? After all, you can set your own work hours, wear what you want and not have to answer to anybody, right? Not exactly. Starting your own business is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Tips to be more organized this Year to increase productivity

    Baker Creative
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:49 am
    Spending a lot of time inside this winter? Use it to make your life a little easier. Keep busy by organizing all those things that you’ve “been meaning to get to.” Now is the perfect time to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Afraid of networking? Tips to be successful…

    22 Jan 2015 | 7:36 am
    Some of the reasons people are afraid they can’t get out of a conversation with the other person or they fear they may say the wrong things. Networking isn’t always defined by your local... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Cool apps to keep your new years resolution working for you…

    31 Dec 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Eat healthy. Start exercising. Quit biting your nails. Finish restoring that antique rocking chair… As we all know, New Year’s resolutions are easily made and just as easily broken. Although... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Top 5 ways to work smarter not harder

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

  • Sustainable High Performance and the Inner Game - Sean Brawley

    exitcoach
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Sean Brawley is a world renown expert on sustainable high performance and the Inner Game. His clients include Super Bowl Champion Coach Pete Carroll and Senior leaders of GE, ITT, and Union Bank. Today, Sean speaks to us about the basic premise of the Inner Game, about his work with Pete Carroll, and how his coaching can help CEOs. Contact Sean for a free 30 Minute consultation to explore how coaching can help you accomplish your personal and professional goals.
  • Kathy Condon - How to Network Through the Holidays

    exitcoach
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Kathy Condon is an international speaker, trainer, and award winning author. She will discuss how to network through the holidays.  Kathy explains how the holidays are a good time to meet face-to-face with people, what tools you need to navigate through meetings, and when/how to follow-up. We upload new interviews and tips every day! Share this episode with your friends and be sure to check out our episodes on iTunes!
  • Lydia Mehit - Is This Location Right for Me?

    exitcoach
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Lydia Mehit is a Co-Owner of Custom Business Planning and Solutions, a company based out of Irvine, California that helps people start their own businesses.  Lydia will discuss the first consideration in analyzing a potential location, how to find a good location, and how to know if a target customer will come to that location.  We upload new interviews and tips every day! Share this episode with your friends and be sure to check out our episodes on iTunes!
  • Gwen Resick-Rennich - Executive Presence: How to Look and Sound as a Leader Today

    exitcoach
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Gwen Resick-Rennich is an International Speaker and Executive Speech Coach. She coaches CEOs/Presidents and their executive teams to captivate their listeners with impact and present themselves with poise and confidence. Gwen discusses what quality is mostly missed in the way people deliver their information, how to keep listeners engaged, and advice for helping people manage their fear of speaking.  We upload new interviews and tips every day! Share this episode with your friends and be sure to check out our episodes on iTunes!
  • Teri Goetz - Integrative Medicine: An Alternative Plan to Combat Autoimmune & Chronic Conditions

    exitcoach
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Teri Goetz practices Chinese & Integrative medicine. She’s also a life coach. After being diagnosed with two autoimmune diseases for which conventional medicine only offered pharmaceuticals, Teri did her own research and came up with a plan that included changing her business to help other people with autoimmune and chronic conditions. More information can be found at www.TeriGoetz.com.  Terri will discuss what made her interested in Chinese & Integrative medicine, how she incorporated coaching into her practice, and her recently published book, Don’t Just Do Something, Sit…
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    Colin Burnett's Wealth Creation Blog

  • Business Video Directory

    colinburnett
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:58 pm
    Business Video Directory Many companies are now considering business video directory because of its offered benefits. That is the reason why more and more business owners are trying their best to make their videos just to upload on some business video directories. However, if this is your first time to hear about a business video directory, make sure to choose the best and right one in order for you to get the right results. For those who don’t know about a business video directory, it is a directory where you can upload your business video. At present, there are tons of business video…
  • Content Marketing Strategy

    colinburnett
    31 Jan 2015 | 10:58 pm
    Importance of Having a Content Marketing Strategy Hey there, it’s Colin back with you today. I want to get right down to business RIGHT NOW. There are times when you need to focus in your business and times when you can party… Today I want you to focus… FUN Content Marketing Strategies that WORK! Many people would say that content strategy and content marketing strategy is just the same. But what these people should know is that the 2 are different matters. In order for a content to be used just the way it is supposed to, a content marketing strategy is necessary is…
  • How to Write Good Copy

    colinburnett
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:45 am
    Free TIPS on How to Write Good Copy I can stress enough how important it is to learn and get good at knowing how to write good copy. At the start of my Internet marketing career, a few years ago, I didn’t know much about this at all. writing good copy is basically communicating well with readers through words. I guess it’s one of those things that some people are better at than others. I’ll go through five tips below that I have learned over the last few months from some of the GREATEST marketers out there. It is cool to have good mentors and to just have them there as a…
  • Free SEO Services

    colinburnett
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:42 am
    Where to find the Best Free SEO Services Well if you are getting started on-line, you are probably looking for some good value free SEO services. G’day my name is Colin anyway and I’m an Aussie! I come from outback Queensland. It’s a pretty crazy story actually, I didn’t really have a normal upbringing. I grew up on an outback cattle station with remoteness that most people cant even imagine. I mean the nearest town was 90 kilometres away and I did primary school at home! For high school I had to go away to a boarding school. There wasn’t much other option. I…
  • Make money on Ebay

    colinburnett
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:24 pm
    How to – Make money on Ebay! Make money on Ebay…sound too good to be true? Have you ever thought about trying to make maybe a little or even a lot using EBay? Up until a few weeks ago, I had never really given it much though. Let’s jump straight in and take a look at how to make money this way more closely… Here is an example of a GREAT way you can make money on Ebay! This guy is Pumped isn’t he! Well why shouldn’t he be? As he says, making money on Ebay can be duplicated easier than other Internet Marketing Companies. If you are an Internet Marketer…
 
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    Biz Epic

  • How Customers Think, Circa 2015

    Chad Stewart
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:13 pm
    Entrepreneurs and anyone else working to market a product or service needs to see how current customers identify with the brands they choose. This graphic details current customer trends, behaviors and brand preferences. The post How Customers Think, Circa 2015 appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • TextBlade: The World’s Smallest Keyboard, Works With All Devices

    Chad Stewart
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:55 am
    This handy iphone/Android accessory travel keyboard is a must for anyone who spends a lot of time working on their mobile devices. The post TextBlade: The World’s Smallest Keyboard, Works With All Devices appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • How Big Data Analytics Make Shane Battier a Better NBA Player (Kobe Bryant Case Study)

    Ivan Widjaya
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:41 am
    How Shane Battier managed to defend top NBA players? Mindset and practices make the difference, but there is one more thing: Big data analytics. The post How Big Data Analytics Make Shane Battier a Better NBA Player (Kobe Bryant Case Study) appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • Your Will Can Transcend Your Skill — If You Let it!

    Chad Stewart
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:21 am
    The idea that people have to be blessed with skill and intelligence has long been disproved. Dreaming you'll obtain skills you may never have is the poison that's hindering your dreams. The post Your Will Can Transcend Your Skill — If You Let it! appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • 5 Steps to Learn Anything Faster

    Ivan Widjaya
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:45 am
    Brendon Burchard shows you how to have the right learning mindset, and talks about the right ways to learn fast - effectively and efficiently. How? Watch THIS! The post 5 Steps to Learn Anything Faster appeared first on Biz Epic.
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    Business to Business (B2B) Special Offers - Cry Baby News

  • All About Cloud Hosting, Cloud Computing, Cloud Storage, What is The Cloud?

    crybaby
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:49 pm
    It’s hard to immagine that in 2015 not everyone knows what the cloud is. What is cloud web hosting, cloud storage and cloud backup, not to mention what is cloud computing. What do any of these clouds have to do with my business online, or any other internet business for that matter? The cloud is […]
  • Top Free Online Press Release Services of 2015 for Free SEO Traffic

    crybaby
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:51 pm
    Thinking maybe you could get some great free traffic for your niche website in 2015 and wondering if the top, best free press release services of 2015 would help you get that free traffic flowing? How would it help with SEO? Smart thinking! One of the best free ways to get traffic to your new […]
  • Best New Ways to Make Money Online – WordPress Plugins

    crybaby
    13 Feb 2015 | 12:01 pm
    I started out in 1999 with a WordPress blog and every since then, I have tried just about every method available to make money online, with a WordPress blog and the best WordPress plugins, free and premium. Discover The Best New Ways to Make Money Online Fast in 2015. The Best New WordPress Plugins are […]
  • Top Free Best Press Release Services Online for 2015 Free SEO Traffic

    crybaby
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:14 am
    Thinking maybe you could get some great free traffic for your niche website in 2015 and wondering if the top, best free press release services of 2015 would help you get that free traffic flowing? How would it help with SEO? Smart thinking! One of the best free ways to get traffic to your new […]
  • Business to Business (B2B) Hottest New Promo-Codes

    crybaby
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:47 pm
    Business to business, B2B, small business, promo-codes, hosting, cloud services, managed VPS domains, printing, new promo-codes, free trial best offers. You shouldn’t have to pay for reviews of the best new products and services for your online, internet small business. Business to business, B2B, free promo-codes and all the new ones to, save you money […]
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • Google, Solar City reportedly team up to create $750 million in residential solar projects

    Anna Domanska
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:20 am
    According to SolarCity, the new fund is the largest ever created for residential solar power. Google Inc made a commitment to invest $300 million that would finance residential solar projects. SolarCity Corp on Thursday announced in a company blog post that it has created a fund expected to finance $750 million in residential solar projects with Google Inc investing around $300 million. SolarCity is headed by CEO Lyndon Rive, cousin to Tesla Motors’ CEO Elon Musk who also happens to be Chairman of the Board. The company is involved in the design, installation and sale or lease of solar…
  • Toyota begins production of Mirai electric car that runs on hydrogen fuel cells

    Christy Gren
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:02 am
    Toyota plans to sell the Mirai for about $45,000 in the U.S. In what would be a turning point in automotive history, the world’s biggest carmaker Toyota has unveiled the assembly on which the fuel-cell car will be me made. The car known as Mirai (meaning “future” in Japanese) will be the first mass market car that runs on electricity generated by the chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen. It does not emit carbon dioxide, but rather, water as the only exhaust. As compared to plugged in overnight cars, the sedan can drive for 300 miles, takes only about three minutes to…
  • Motorola announces Moto E (2nd Gen) 3G model priced at $120, 4G version to cost $150

    Carrie Ann
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:31 pm
    Moto E is aimed at a very specific audience, such people who have never owned a smartphone in their lives. Motorola, a part of Lenovo on Wednesday announced the launch and immediate availability of the new version of its Moto E smartphone, the latest member of the company’s line of low-end smartphones. The new version, named as Moto E (2nd Gen) has been launched in two variants. The unlocked 3G model is available for approximately for $120 and 4G LTE version will cost approximately $150. The second generation Moto E features 4.5-inch qHD display with 540 x 960 pixels (qHD) resolution,…
  • Google’s Offers ‘infinity million’ dollars to find bugs in Chrome

    Anna Domanska
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:52 pm
    Google decided to expand the program running it throughout the year to make it more accessible to people. The Pwnium vulnerability reward program, Google’s yearly bug hunting event where security experts flag up vulnerabilities will now be running all through the year instead of a one day affair. Previously, Pwnium was held by the company annually at CanSecWest, a security conference in Vancouver to find security problems in its Chrome browser, Chrome OS and affiliated applications. Researchers were required to turn up to CanSecWest in order to present their findings in a one day event.
  • Google Chrome beefs up security from unwanted softwares, to warn users against visiting such sites

    Carrie Ann
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:22 pm
    Chrome Web browser will now be able to identify sites that have automatic software downloads. Tech giant Google recently announced that it has added more protection from unwanted softwares. The company’s Chrome Web browser will now be able to identify sites that have automatic software downloads and start warning users before visiting sites that might prompt them to download programs or malware that could ruin their computers or otherwise disrupt their web browsing experience. This means that from now on when users attempt to open a page, they will be presented with this warning in red…
 
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    Potknox Blog

  • Wasted Time in the Workplace (Infographic)

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:28 am
    Unfortunately for many businesses around the world, the need to use social media as part of an overall marketing strategy is undeniable. Why it’s unfortunate is that not only does a lot of the effort go unnoticed, a lot of that same effort is an elaborate cover up for a lot of time that is actually just being wasted. Employers sometimes makes concessions for their employees, excusing worrying signs of inactivity as a well deserved break, or the sign of a comfortable work environment. The question remains, though; how much is this wastage of time costing us? The folks over at TimeDoctor…
  • HR Trends 2015: What do the experts predict? (2)

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:48 pm
      The second interview in our HR Trends Series was with Upasana Nath, Chief Recruitment Officer – Zomato. With experience in Bennett, Coleman and Co. Ltd. (Times Group), Google and now Zomato, Upasana has worked in various types of organisations, giving her a unique perspective of the many sides of the coin. In her short and crisp interview with us, she talks about the rise of start up culture and its impact on demand and supply of talent in the HR equation of the new world. How long have you been working in the field of HR? I’ve been in the field of recruiting for over 2…
  • How To Use Texting To Secure Top Talent

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:29 am
    90% of recruiters believe text messaging helped enhance their communication with candidates. However, a report recently released by our friends over at recruiting software comparison site Software Advice  revealed that only 12% of job seekers like to be contacted via text message by recruiters, and that they never prefer a text over a phone call or email. In the context of this severe disconnect, it’s absolutely essential we look into how recruiters can better utilize text messages to communicate with candidates. Missing out on great talent just because we misrepresented the…
  • HR Trends 2015: What do the experts predict? (1)

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:19 pm
    A lot of exciting things are happening in the world of HR Technology. Since the easiest and most entertaining way to learn anything is to talk to people and garner knowledge and insights from their experiences, we recently launched an interview series in this very same spirit of innovation. We will be talking to HR Professionals across a range of industries to ascertain what they think will happen differently in the coming year, how things have changed over time, and what they themselves feel could improve.  Our first interview was with Kritika Nagpal, Manager – Leadership, Learning and…
  • How To Future Proof Your Career

    pottu.venugopal@metanest.com
    3 Feb 2015 | 2:11 am
    The superstitious have a habit of referring to a horoscope before moving forward with their daily lives. Managers generally look at facts and figures before making a decision. Generals prefer studying intelligence reports before making their move. Why? Simply because they realise that they need to know what they are dealing beforehand, to allow them to take appropriate measures when the time comes. Our friends at Ayers have come up with an infographic that suggests what the employment scenario could be like in the future, based on solid analytics from trusted sources. This infographic gives…
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    SquarePlanet

  • Through the Spyglass: February 2015

    Derek Rudel
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Where We’ve Been 2/6 – Home at 222 – State Policy Network Training Wax on, wax off. Wax on, wax off. So not exactly that type of training, but we held a killer in person speaker training workshop on 2/6 for the State Policy Network, an organization dedicated to educating citizens, policy makers and opinion leaders about alternatives to state and local policy. They needed helping communicating and telling their story, and that’s exactly what we helped them do. Over the course of a full day together, we sliced and diced and rebuilt the way they communicate from the ground…
  • Orange – Lesson 2: Standing Out With Contrast

    Square Planet
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    Have you ever wondered why us SquarePlaneteers are all orange all the time? Or what this whole pirate thing is about? Well it’s not because we have an unbridled passion for citrus, or that we just like playing dress up. Although we don’t NOT like playing dress up.  It’s all about CONTRAST! In this episode, Brian pulls back our Orange curtains to give you a closer at look at how we strive to create contrast everyday and what you and your brand can do to communicate in a way that makes you truly stand out. Enjoy and please share this video with anyone you think could use a lesson in…
  • Maximizing Opportunity with LinkedIn: Feat. Robbie Abed

    Square Planet
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    This episode of Maximizing Opportunity tackles one of the fastest growing social networking sites around: LinkedIn. From building professional networks to sharing and curating content, Brian and Derek explore how LinkedIn can help both individuals and businesses reach new audiences and build meaningful relationships.  Our guest is author, speaker, and emerging LinkedIn guru Robbie Abed. Robbie is the Director of Marketing at Y Media Labs and is the author of a book we’re big fans of called Fire Me I Beg You. Robbie discusses his best practices on LinkedIn and how anyone can leverage…
  • Stand Out and Don’t Suck: 4 Ways to Drastically Improve Your Job Interview Skills

    Maxx Parcell
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    Ah yes, interview tips. While they’re certainly a dime a dozen, we thought we’d provide our take on what can set you apart during a job interview by looking at it from a new perspective: as a presentation. Just because you don’t have a deck of PowerPoint slides and a stage doesn’t mean it’s not an opportunity to be maximized all the same. With that in mind, here’s four ways to set yourself apart in your next interview: 1. Tell Them What You Believe When preparing for a job interview, too often people focus on leading with their credentials and experience. They become a walking,…
  • Authenticity Matters: What Brian Williams Can Teach Us About Presentations

    Derek Rudel
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:17 pm
    At SquarePlanet, we’re passionate about bold and exciting presentations! We teach our clients to do things differently, to reach out and grab the audience with stories—as long as those stories are true. The recent suspension of NBC’s Nightly News anchor and managing editor, Brian Williams, has confirmed one thing in our world: BE AUTHENTIC! We say it all the time to our clients: Be true to what you believe and don’t be a phony! This is a prime example illustrating why it’s so important not to cheat your audience. As you’ve probably already heard, Williams…
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  • The global logistics market is witnessing a string of deals

    Netscribes
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:41 am
     The global logistics market is picking up its pace after the recession. According to business research at Netscribes, the industry has been witnessing several deals. Recently, Arc, a reputed logistics firm in the United States, through a joint venture with GE Energy, is in talks to acquire the membership interests of Joliet Bulk & Rail (JBBR) LLC. for a whopping USD 216 million. JBBR’s main asset consists of a crude oil unloading terminal along with a 4 mile crude oil pipeline. This step will complement Arc Logistics’ business strategy of expanding its market base and at the same…
  • The global logistics market

    Netscribes
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:38 am
    The global logistics industry raked in USD 1301 billion in 2011 and this is expected to increase by 3% till the 2020. The logistics market is by far dependant on the global economy and simultaneously international trade flows. As a consequence, the market is still recovering from the lasting effects of the recession. Nonetheless, the sector is still growing and showing a promising future. This industry is presented with new opportunities at every step, like growing importance of regional markets, and development of e-commerce services in providing a range of specialized offerings in the…
  • Tire Industry in India

    Netscribes
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:40 am
    The Indian tire industry has been witnessing substantial growth due to a recent boom in the automobile demand. This has especially been the case for passenger vehicles and two wheeler segments. One of the most important factors which led to this rapid growth includes the availability of raw material (natural rubber) and state of the art production facilities. This has made India one of the fastest and most competitive tire markets in the world. Strong demand from original equipment manufacturers has also resulted in the growth of the market. The tire industry comprises of pneumatic, semi…
  • Investments in the global automotive industry

    Netscribes
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:35 am
    The global automotive industry has experienced immense growth over the past few years. The industry has been going through a lot of changes with innovations and novelty at every step. According to recent business research, the automotive market is about to enter a period of renewed growth. As consumers become more demanding and hard to please, the industry is expected to be on its feet constantly as it tries to reach out to them with all the innovative services. In light of these recent developments, a lot of deals have taken place in this industry as companies and the governments have…
  • On the highway to growth: trends in the Global Tire Market

    Netscribes
    18 Feb 2015 | 3:03 am
    As the effects of recession slowly recede over the years, one of the few sectors that have been able to witness immediate positive movement is the automobile sector. The automobile sector is an industry that it is linked to various sub-sectors, like tire, plastic and metal, which are also witnessing slow revival. As more and more people are slowly getting ready to buy automobiles, the tire industry too has been observing stead growth. As the industry comes out of the economic downturn, automobile companies and a lot of secondhand car owners have been investing in new sets of tires instead of…
 
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    Tradeindia Blog

  • Union Budget 2015: FM allocates Rs 20,000 crores to encourage SMEs via Mudra Bank

    Tradeindia Editor
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:17 am
    So the budget got announced serving smiles on the face of small business owners due to the allocation of INR 20000 crores by government. While large business entities have a role to play, it needs to be complemented by small business enterprises which are generating the maximum employment. As per few studies, nearby 5.77 crore micro business units are there. Among which, sole proprietors running small manufacturing/trading or service businesses contribute the major part. 62% of these are owned by SC/ST/OBC. Thinking of these hard working entrepreneurs who find it challenging to access formal…
  • Tips for Marketing Beauty Products

    Tradeindia Editor
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:50 am
    Samaira, a 24 year old working woman, has just bought a M.A.C foundation for herself worth 6000 INR. Samaira is happy with her shopping as she believes that it’s a profitable investment. Women are not the only shopper for beauty products anymore, men beauty and grooming products are also largely in demand these days. People are willing and ready to spend a good amount of money on cosmetic products in both Indian and International markets. According to a survey done by ASSOCHAM, 65% of the teenagers claimed that their expense on branded cosmetics has increased by 75% in last 10 years.
  • Union Budget 2015, Largely Awaited

    Tradeindia Editor
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:37 am
    The Union Budget 2015 will be announced on 28 February by the Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley. People are expecting some great things out of this upcoming budget. The last few months of Modi government have created great expectations among the common people. Each and every sector of the economy is expecting favorable changes in the government policies and initiatives. The ‘Make in India’ initiative by PM Narendra Modi will influence the Union Budget to a great extent. One can expect more FDI, reduction in export duties, increase in domestic production, leading to reduction in…
  • Indian Government Fostering the Growth of SMEs

    Tradeindia Editor
    16 Feb 2015 | 1:28 am
    When i was young, my father was an owner of rugs & mats store. One day, I was asked in school to write a stanza about ‘What does your father do?’ Also found his work hard to describe, I put this question in front of my father.He said, “’I'm an entrepreneur who takes risk with money to earn money.” Since then I learned that businessmen actually like to take calculated and small risks. Thus, if any government wishes to boost small business, it needs to advance its policies which help in reducing the risk inbuilt in entrepreneurship. By doing this, a large no. of people…
  • ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: The Mega Event in the History of Cricket

    Tradeindia Editor
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:25 am
    1 Trophy, 14 Nations, 49 Matches, 14 Teams and 1 goal- to be the Champion World Cup The meaning of 14 February has gone to the next level this time with the beginning of 2015 Cricket World Cup. 2015 CWC is the 11th Cricket World Cup, being held from 14 February to 29 March 2015, hosted by Australia and New Zealand. Starting date: 14th February End date: 29th March Administrator: International Cricket Council Cricket format: One Day International Tournament format: Round-Robin and Knock-Out Total matches been played: 49 Total no. of teams: 14 Team pool: 2 Host(s): Australia and New Zealand…
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    Ventureosity.com | Venture Curiosity

  • A ‘Triumph’ for Rafale: Egypt 1st Foreign Buyer

    ventureosity
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:24 pm
    Egypt will buy 24 Rafale and an accompanying frigate, Mr. Hollande said at a news conference after a European summit in Brussels. High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. France … Continue reading A ‘Triumph’ for Rafale: Egypt 1st Foreign Buyer →
  • The Green Bronx Machine: Stephen Ritz

    ventureosity
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:57 pm
    In 2012, Mr. Ritz received non-profit certification for the program he came up with three years prior, which teaches students how to build green roofs and walls to hold produce and maintain the systems as the plants grow. Stephen Ritz Bronx high school teacher received a decade ago a box of spring bulbs. “I didn’t know what to … Continue reading The Green Bronx Machine: Stephen Ritz →
  • King Abdullah has died at 90

    ventureosity
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz died on Thursday, Reuters reports, citing Saudi state television. Abdullah’s designated successor is Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, his 79-year-old half-brother. Reuters reports that King Abdullah had been admitted to a Riyadh hospital in December for medical tests. The royal court announced in January that Abdullah was suffering from … Continue reading King Abdullah has died at 90 →
  • MegaChat Video in a duel with Skype

    ventureosity
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:45 am
    Dotcom, said he’s launching an encrypted video calling service called MegaChat. Kim Dotcom first announced MegaChat in December, when he declared that it would dominate Skype and provide a secure alternative to the Microsoft-owned service, which has been targeted for surveillance by the National Security Agency. Dotcom will introduce MegaChat beta step by step, “starting … Continue reading MegaChat Video in a duel with Skype →
  • Metal ‘bounces’ water … New materials in the horizon

    ventureosity
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:40 pm
    Recently, studies have shown that femtosecond laser surface processing can produce surface structures that can significantly modify optical or wetting properties of metals. However, the metal blackening and wetting effect were each demonstrated individually. This have open the way to Physicists in the US to create metal surfaces that repel water to the extent that … Continue reading Metal ‘bounces’ water … New materials in the horizon →
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  • The one business book Warren Buffett and Bill Gates agree is a must-read

    Hannah Litman
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:03 am
    Many writers and observers wax lyrical on the über success of men like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, and though there are many factors at work that have contributed to their success, many identify their ongoing dedication to learning as a key attribute. A case in point, which Gates recounted for the Wall Street Journal, takes place more than 20 years ago, when Gates, upon meeting Buffett for the first time at what one can only assume was a powerhouse gathering, didn’t indulge in an exchange on boardroom topics but instead, rather tellingly, inquired as to Buffett’s favorite business…
  • Infographic: Time Saving Strategies in the Workplace

    admin
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:45 am
    Although a 40-hour work week may seem like a lot of time to get work done, sometimes you may catch yourself wishing you just had a little bit more time. If that’s the case, the best solution is to improve your processes at work and prioritize your workload. Nothing halts your progress more than stress so allowing your mind and body to rest and reset can be the easiest way to get back into the zone. Explore more strategies for time management in the below infographic:
  • Infographic: The Importance of Reading

    admin
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:36 am
    In this era where TV, movies, video games and cell phones are all the craze, reading books has become a lost art. Children and adults alike are now beginning to loathe the idea of reading a book because their attention span has been eradicated since everything we, as humans, desire is made instantly available to us. In fact, 42% of college graduates and 33% of high school graduates will never read a book again in their life after graduating. As shocking as this is, there is still hope. Reading is the best mental exercise for improving the mind and is essential for the growth of a child. The…
  • Infographic: The Popularity of E-Reading

    admin
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:04 am
    In today’s world, convenience, in any form, is paramount. That is especially true when it comes to reading. Nothing is more convenient than purchasing and reading a book, whether paper or on a screen. Currently, half of the US is in possession of a handheld device capable of being used as an e-reader (iPad, Kindle, Nook, even apps via phones, etc.). Electronic reading continues to grow in popularity because readers enjoy the simplicity of purchasing books, lighted reading at nighttime, and the ease of traveling with a large number of digital books, without the muscle strain. As the…
  • Books for your Bedside: Suggested Reading According to Inc.

    Hannah Litman
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:24 am
    In the age of TED and the Internet, we have access to so many of the world’s greatest minds. This, paired with our ever increasingly demanding schedules and the abundance of said minds publishing book after book, it can be difficult to decide which tomes to invest the time in, and which can be skipped. Consequentially, here at getAbstract, we are always looking to our peers, mentors and favorite publications to weed out our must-reads. So we were delighted when one of our favorite magazine’s, Inc., suggested their top five books that are a MUST. In case you missed it, here they are, along…
 
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    Frank Diana's Blog

  • Anticipating 2025 – Part Three: Redesigning Artificial Intelligence

    Frank Diana
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:46 am
    Part three of Anticipating 2025 will summarize the third section of the book. This section focused on redesigning artificial intelligence, with a look at six important questions and the exploration of human-machine mergers. The six questions explored in this section are: Can we create a human-level artificial intelligence? If so, when? Will human-level artificial intelligence […]
  • Anticipating 2025 – Part Two: The Future of Medicine

    Frank Diana
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:00 am
    Part two of Anticipating 2025 will summarize the second section of the book. This section focused on three broad topics: Will advancing technology make doctors unemployed? The future of medicine and the convergence of nanotechnology and biology Rejuvenation Biotechnology program It is fascinating to view this section through a disruptive and transformative lens. The acceleration […]
  • Anticipating 2025 – Part One

    Frank Diana
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:42 am
    I spent time over the Christmas holiday reading a book titled Anticipating 2025. Forward looking analysis that connects leaders with disruptive scenarios and their implications are invaluable, and books like this provide tremendous support. In my next series of Blog posts, I will summarize the salient points from a number of futurists who authored this […]
  • Will we Supplant the Steam Engine?

    Frank Diana
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Please respond to the poll at the end of the post after reading the context below. To transform is to make a thorough or dramatic change in form, appearance, or character. Society has transformed several times, but what was the most transformative period in all of history? The folks at MIT set out to answer that question. […]
  • An Interview with Futurist Thornton May

    Frank Diana
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:56 am
    I thought it would be interesting to get a slightly different perspective on the questions that I posed to Futurist Gerd Leonhard in our recent interview. So I reached out to IT Futurist Thornton May. Thornton and I have interacted on a number of occasions at various events. His bio describes him as a futurist, […]
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    Online Traffic

  • Clickbank Success – How to succeed at the Online Affiliate Marketing Game

    admin
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:42 am
    Click Image To Visit Site"Absolutely Everything You Need To Know To Master Clickbank And Be A Success Right At Your Fingertips!" This Series Is One Of The Most Valuable Resources In The World When It Comes To Getting Serious Results In The Magical World Of Clickbank! "Many People Do Not Have A Clue All That […] The post Clickbank Success – How to succeed at the Online Affiliate Marketing Game appeared first on Online Traffic.
  • CashBlurbs.com

    admin
    1 Mar 2015 | 5:58 am
    Click Image To Visit SiteOur ‘Battle Ads’ system is yet another breakthrough in online traffic generation. If you’ve ever played the game ‘king of the mountain’ as a child, you’ll already have a feel for how Battle Ads works… Unlimited CashBlurbs Members are able to submit one ad per day to our Battle Ads section… […] The post CashBlurbs.com appeared first on Online Traffic.
  • 15000 Private Label Articles! Just 19.89$ by MarketPLR.com

    admin
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:37 am
    No Restriction Private Label Rights to 15,000 Top Shelf Articles! MarketPLR.com The post 15000 Private Label Articles! Just 19.89$ by MarketPLR.com appeared first on Online Traffic.
  • Article Master Series :: 200 No Restriction PLR Articles Pack

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    Click Image To Visit Site"Who Else Wants To Grab The No Restriction Private Label Rights To 15000 Top-Shelf Articles That You Can Instantly Turn Around and Sell?" Content, Content, Everyone Screams CONTENT! Here’s Your Chance To Provide The Content Needs To Thousands Of Webmasters While You Rake In The Profits! Arguably One Of The Largest […] The post Article Master Series :: 200 No Restriction PLR Articles Pack appeared first on Online Traffic.
  • Advanced Tracking With Prosper 202 – Official Site

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:56 am
    Prosper 202 just got a new lease on life - read the ONLY in-depth guide to setting up advanced tracking solutions with Prosper 202. The post Advanced Tracking With Prosper 202 – Official Site appeared first on Online Traffic.
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    Wylie Communications, Inc.

  • Writing in the right direction

    Ann Wylie
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Create written communication guidelinesEver wish you had a reference tool you could hand off to new team members to answer the question, “How do we write around here?”Write it right Writing guidelines get your writers and reviewers on the same page — literally.How about a resource you could use to show serial offenders how to fix label headlines, passive voice or leads that are more likely to get readers to take a nap than to take action?Wouldn’t you love to present a document that helps you tell your approvers, “While I personally would love to press…
  • Captivate your audience

    Ann Wylie
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Three ways to make your copy more creative“Nobody ever sold anybody anything by boring them to death.”— David OgilvyOgilvy was right.If you want someone to buy what you’re selling — whether you’re pitching products and services or positions and ideas — you must first engage them.Draw them in Want to grab reader attention? Make Your Copy More Creative.And nothing engages audience members quite so well as creative material. Creative elements get attention, communicate more clearly and enhance credibility. They paint pictures in your audience members’…
  • Lists with benefits

    Ann Wylie
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Make them parallel, verb-basedWhen Mr. Wylie’s Writing Tips had a hip replacement recently, he had to take a break from grocery shopping. I went searching for my new BFF, an online grocery delivery service.I found Envoy, which turned out to offer grocery delivery and a writing workshop in one.Lost weekends You had me at “Save 80 hours a year.”Envoy does a great job of expressing its benefits. My favorite: “You’ll save 80 hours a year.” You mean I can avoid two work weeks of selecting the perfect rutabaga and standing in line with the almond milk each year?
  • The best of Times

    Ann Wylie
    7 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The U.S. newspaper of record runs 33% feature leadsNew York’s Grey Lady isn’t so gray any more. Topping one-third of its stories with feature leads, The New York Times covers the world in living color.Lead by example The New York Times grabs reader attention with concrete, creative, provocative leads — aka feature leads — such as description, juicy details and examples.We analyzed 87 stories in the Dec. 15, 2014, edition of the Times. (We skipped the sports pages and one-paragraph stories.) Reporters started 29 of those pieces with feature leads.Feature leads grab…
  • Balance and Power

    Ann Wylie
    31 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Win our February writing contestThe sound your’re hearing in that Oscar Wilde quote is called balance. Also known as parallelism, balance works because of the rub between similarity and difference.On balance Parallelism gets its power from the friction between similarity and difference. Image by Viewminder: http://bit.ly/1i9etyOBalance draws reader attention to the most important parts of your message, with passages like:“… my head in the rainclouds, my heart in the sky.” — Donna Tartt, novelist, in The Goldfinch“Nefertiti is a face without a queen;…
 
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    BBC News - Home

  • 'Jihadi John was cold and a loner'

    1 Mar 2015 | 2:04 pm
    The Islamic State fighter known as "Jihadi John" was cold and a loner who set himself apart from others, according to a man who met him in Syria.
  • Estonia coalition has election lead

    1 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Estonia's governing coalition is in the lead, as early results are declared in the general election, but an ethnic Russia party is also tipped to do well.
  • Brother pleads for 'Bali Nine' man

    1 Mar 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Michael Chan, whose brother Andrew is on death row in Indonesia for drug trafficking, pleads to President Joko Widodo on television for clemency.
  • Nadal's Argentina win equals record

    1 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Rafael Nadal wins a record-equalling 46th career clay-court title with success in the Argentina Open in Buenos Aires.
  • Third home searched in Becky case

    1 Mar 2015 | 1:39 pm
    The search for Becky Watts, 16, is being intensified with police now searching a third home in Bristol.
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    Pickaweb Blog

  • The Definitive 35 Rules to Speed Up Your Website (in Plain English)

    Tony Messer
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:25 am
    Having a fast website isn’t just to win you bragging rights. Speed matters online! The evidence from large online retailers like Amazon clearly shows this. But this doesn’t just apply to only billion dollar mega companies like Amazon. It applies to anyone who is serious about getting more traffic to their website and then converting […] The post appeared first on Pickaweb! Related posts: What are DNS and what do they do? DNS is an abbreviation of Domain Name System (sometimes called... What is SSD Hosting? Explained… SSD stands for Solid State Drive. They are the latest... How…
  • Different Types of Web Hosting Explained!

    Tony Messer
    4 Feb 2015 | 2:24 am
    Choosing the right hosting plan can seem a bit daunting, especially if you are not a techie. So in this post we’ll look at the differences between the 4 different types of hosting we provide – Shared Hosting, SSD Hosting, VPS Hosting, & Dedicated Server. Let’s run through each. Shared Hosting Shared hosting is a […] The post appeared first on Pickaweb! Related posts: What is SSD Hosting? Explained… SSD stands for Solid State Drive. They are the latest... How to Resell Web Hosting Services (Quick Guide) If you are a web designer or developer you probably... What are…
  • What is SSD Hosting? Explained…

    Tony Messer
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:49 am
    SSD stands for Solid State Drive. They are the latest type of computer storage device. These days you will find them in many high end desktops & laptops & they are increasingly being used in the hosting industry & by large corporations to store data within their server infrastructure. In today’s post we’ll look at […] The post appeared first on Pickaweb!
  • Part 6: How to Get All This Done!

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

    Tony Messer
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
      OK, welcome back & let´s consider the truth about social media. Now some people will tell you that Social Media is the next big thing. Others will say it already is the big thing. Others say it is just a flash in the pan. So what does Social Media mean for you and your […] The post appeared first on Pickaweb! Related posts: 3 Essential Tools For Managing Your Social Media If you are a small business owner you know that... Tony Messer Media Pack:   Need Great Content from a Proven Entrepreneur? Ask Tony... Part 3: How to stop your website becoming invisible   Ok,…
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    ASEAN UP

  • The rise of female consumers in Asia

    ASEAN UP
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:50 am
    Rapid economic growth and fast changing behaviors are two factors that foster the empowerment of female consumers in Asia. This report presents how the rising income of women and their increasing independence to use it are making them a very attractive segment for retailers and particularly, online retailers. For a more comfortable reading, it is quite suggested to open the … Continue reading The rise of female consumers in Asia → The post The rise of female consumers in Asia appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • Kuala Lumpur sustainable development initiatives

    ASEAN UP
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:41 am
    With a population expected to reach 10 million by 2020, Kuala Lumpur is in need of major urban planning to enhance the well being of locals and tourists alike. To allow for its sustainable development, various projects are being implemented which will impact community livability, economic and business sustainability. Projects to make Kuala Lumpur world-class city … Continue reading Kuala Lumpur sustainable development initiatives → The post Kuala Lumpur sustainable development initiatives appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • Philippines tech startup ecosystem

    ASEAN UP
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:34 am
    The Philippines is an interesting place for tech startups: a large population, a growing economy and a vast base of Internet users who are very involved in social media. These factors make the Philippines more and more attractive as it develops an eco-system to accompany the launch, development and maturation of startups. This presentation from 2013 gives some data about the … Continue reading Philippines tech startup ecosystem → The post Philippines tech startup ecosystem appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • Connecting the ASEAN community

    ASEAN UP
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    With the approaching launch of the ASEAN Economic Community, ASEAN is supporting several initiatives to make it become a successful reality. This video presents the vision of ASEAN for 2015 onward to enhance connectivity for ASEAN peoples and businesses, and foster growth, culture and welfare. Key points of ASEAN’s vision to connect its community ASEAN’s vision … Continue reading Connecting the ASEAN community → The post Connecting the ASEAN community appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • 10 lessons to communicate and sell better

    ASEAN UP
    12 Feb 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Whether it be to pitch a project to your boss or co-workers, or to sell some product or service to prospects, communicating a powerful story is a key to success. This presentation details ten lessons to communicate and sell better, helping us to craft compelling message and convince an audience through any channel. How to make better presentations … Continue reading 10 lessons to communicate and sell better → The post 10 lessons to communicate and sell better appeared first on ASEAN UP.
 
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    VeriProcess - Merchant Services Expense Reduction

  • Brazil: ecommerce surfs the retail market with 24% growth – report

    admin
    12 Feb 2015 | 2:11 pm
    An INSIDE analysis of credit card processing and the payment industry. Read this payment industry article, Brazil: ecommerce surfs the retail market with 24% growth – report, in its entirety at the link below. (The Paypers) Brazilian ecommerce generated revenues of USD 13,3 billion in 2014, with an annual growth rate of 24%.   Full Article Source
  • Amex’s U.S. Card Partnership with Costco to End Next Year

    admin
    12 Feb 2015 | 2:11 pm
    An INSIDE analysis of credit card processing and the payment industry. Read this payment industry article, Amex’s U.S. Card Partnership with Costco to End Next Year, in its entirety at the link below. American Express Co., the biggest U.S. credit-card issuer by customer purchases, said its co-brand and merchant agreements with Costco Wholesale Corp. in U.S. stores will end next year.   Full Article Source  
  • NetEase Invests Heavily in China’s E-Commerce Market

    admin
    12 Feb 2015 | 2:11 pm
    An INSIDE analysis of credit card processing and the payment industry. Read this payment industry article, NetEase Invests Heavily in China’s E-Commerce Market, in its entirety at the link below. Seeking strong growth catalysts, Chinese web portal NetEase is doubling down on e-commerce in its native country. The company announced earlier this week that its revenue is growing thanks to investments in e-commerce, as the company attempts to challenge Alibaba’s dominance in the space. NetEase … Read More »
  • Amex, Visa, MasterCard, Banks to Appear at Obama’s Cyber Summit

    admin
    12 Feb 2015 | 2:11 pm
    An INSIDE analysis of credit card processing and the payment industry. Read this payment industry article, Amex, Visa, MasterCard, Banks to Appear at Obama’s Cyber Summit, in its entirety at the link below. Top executives from Bank of America, U.S. Bancorp, American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Microsoft and Apple are expected to participate as part of a White House summit on cybersecurity issues in California on Friday.   Full Article Source  
  • MineralTree Raises $11.1 million, First Data Leads Group of Investors

    admin
    12 Feb 2015 | 2:11 pm
    An INSIDE analysis of credit card processing and the payment industry. Read this payment industry article, MineralTree Raises $11.1 million, First Data Leads Group of Investors, in its entirety at the link below. Correction: MineralTree raised $11.1 million this round, not $22.7 million as the previous title stated. MineralTree, a payments automation startup, announced a successful Series B round, acquiring over $22.7 million in capital to date. First Data, Fidelity Growth Partners, and .406 Ventures … Read More »
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    Problem Kids Blog » Problem Kids Blog

  • 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…
  • 9 Famous ADHD Celebrities – Inspire Your Kids With These Stories

    Robert Locke
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:09 pm
    If you think that ADHD has had a bad press, you are right! The problem is that there is far too much emphasis on the problems with ADHD such as inattention, lack of focus, distraction, fidgeting and hyperactivity, just to mention a few. But while millions of people struggle to cope, adapt and just learn to live with it, there are many famous ADHD celebrities who have actually had enormous success. In many cases, they have been able to exploit their condition which has helped, rather than hindered them. It has been estimated that adults with ADHD are 300% more likely to run their own business…
  • Ban Handheld Devices For Children – Crazy or Sensible?

    Robert Locke
    30 Jan 2015 | 12:42 am
    Should we ban handheld devices for children or not? Let us look at what is going on here and whether this is really a practical suggestion or not for parents We shall look at the fact that the tender age of toddlers is no barrier to using these high tech devices (cell phones, tablets, computer games). We now know that about 33% of kids under the age of two or three can use one of these gadgets before they can even talk! An article in the The Daily Telegraph warns of the dangers parents face when their kids are allowed to use a tablet or smart phone for a few hours a day. The long term effects…
  • 7 Discipline Rules For Children That Will Work

    Robert Locke
    4 Jan 2015 | 1:08 pm
    When we think of discipline rules for children, we probably think of our own parents and how they brought us up. Many parents try to copy their own upbringing in many ways. Others seek to reverse the trend if they suffered from over strict rules and had an unhappy childhood. Above all, we want to find pretty simple and enforceable rules that will result in reasonable behavior. If the kids are happy and the atmosphere is fairly relaxed then we really have found the formula for setting limits for acceptable behavior. Easier said than done? Let’s see. The guiding principle is always, as far as…
  • Overprotective Parents Effects – 7 Things You Need To Know

    Robert Locke
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    Let me tell you a story about the world’s worst Mom! Her name is Lenore Skenazy and she has her own TV show now which, not surprisingly, is also called World’s Worst Mom. She earned that title because she let her 9 year old travel alone on the subway.  As you can see, she has very definitie ideas about overprotective parents effects and how to raise safe and self reliant children. Watch the video here or even read her book called Free Range Kids to get a better idea of why helicopter parenting is bad. Basically, her message is that kids are much safer and more savvy than we think. Here…
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    CharlesMoney.com

  • How to get your Facebook posts noticed

    Charlie Mundi
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Facebook posts need to be made at the right time   It’s very simple. Just accumulate all of the items that you want to post on Facebook, and post them all at the same time. The only question is, “What is the right time?” Common sense will tell you that it is the time [...] The post How to get your Facebook posts noticed appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • We’re taking a new approach to blogging

    Charlie Mundi
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:25 pm
    When you go to a website for information, all you want to do is find out what you want to know. The problem is, you have to read through a lot of BS before you find what you’re looking for. And even then, you don’t find it. My new approach to blogging If you are [...] The post We’re taking a new approach to blogging appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • How To Get People To Buy From You

    Charlie Mundi
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:40 pm
    This is the most asked question among internet marketers. The answer is the most well kept secret in the business. If you have ever read my blog, you know who I am. My name is Charlie Mundi. I have been providing services to people about making money since 1977. I want you to know all [...] The post How To Get People To Buy From You appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • More website traffic means being the most popular and the BEST

    Charlie Mundi
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:36 pm
    If you don’t get traffic to your website, you have no business. How do you try to get traffic? Chances are, you place nice key words and key word phrases in your meta tags. You write great headlines. You submit your link to as many places as you can to get backlinks. Then you submit [...] The post More website traffic means being the most popular and the BEST appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • A sneaky but proven way to get backlinks

    Charlie Mundi
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:11 am
    I said this is sneaky. I didn’t say it was illegal. If it were illegal, I wouldn’t be posting it. It is perfectly legal, ethical, and above all, brilliant. You’re not going to steal backlinks from other websites. You’re just going to find out where their backlnks are located, and then go there and get [...] The post A sneaky but proven way to get backlinks appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
 
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    FastUpFront Small Business Blog

  • 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 [...] The post 7 Ways to Quickly Re-Set a Bad Business Day appeared first on FastUpFront Small Business Blog.
  • How to Cheaply Ship Delicate Items with the 2015 Shipping Price Changes

    Gary Barzel
    1 Feb 2015 | 2:11 am
    If your business involves the shipment of delicate items, such as electronics, art work, glass pieces, or fragile antiques, then the new shipping price changes that went into effect this year may result in higher shipping costs. But with a little know how, there are several things that you can do to help keep these [...] The post How to Cheaply Ship Delicate Items with the 2015 Shipping Price Changes appeared first on FastUpFront Small Business Blog.
  • The Pitfalls of Using Personal Asset Loans to Fund Your Business

    Gary Barzel
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:26 am
    Even though the worst of the Recession has past us over, and there are signs that at least some parts of the economy have rebounded, the traditional credit markets are still closed to the vast majority of small business borrowers. While many types of alternative lenders have since emerged to help fill in the financing gap, lately [...] The post The Pitfalls of Using Personal Asset Loans to Fund Your Business appeared first on FastUpFront Small Business Blog.
  • 3 Business Trends That Will Revolutionize Small Business in 2015

    Gary Barzel
    12 Jan 2015 | 3:19 am
    Around this time of the year, an assortment of small business experts take out their crystal balls and make predictions about what the next twelve months or so will bring. While many of the these potential future trends are important to be aware of, sometimes events come together to create a literal transformation in the [...] The post 3 Business Trends That Will Revolutionize Small Business in 2015 appeared first on FastUpFront Small Business Blog.
  • Want to Retain Key Employees in 2015? Promote Collaboration & Career Development

    Gary Barzel
    29 Dec 2014 | 3:18 am
    One of the biggest challenges that small businesses are facing today is in hiring employees that can truly help their business grow… and getting these people to stick around long enough to see that growth happen. Not only are today’s workers more likely to job hop then those of the previous generations, but small businesses [...] The post Want to Retain Key Employees in 2015? Promote Collaboration & Career Development appeared first on FastUpFront Small Business Blog.
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    GA Blog

  • In Defense of Product Documentation

    Emily Pope
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:16 pm
    A decade ago when I started my career in product management, most tech shops gave this role an ambiguous label like consultant or analyst. At the time, besides being a source of an existential crisis my job description had two other problems: I couldn’t explain it to my mother, and it involved authoring specifications – the kind that made its author and readers want to die! Now, most tech teams either include a product manager or are wondering if they need to. And while my mom still doesn’t get what I do, she is generally pleased that my title says “manager” of something. Also…
  • The Benefits Of Pursuing A Side Project

    Emily Pope
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:01 am
    It’s hard to find someone whose life consists solely of their 9-to-5. Most people have a wide range of interests beyond their day jobs. And thanks to social media and the Internet, it’s easy find ways to dabble in something new. You might even discover a passion that turns into a full-time career. Regardless of the type of interest you decide to pursue, having a side project outside of work has a number of social, professional, and personal benefits—here are a few: SOCIAL BENEFITS: Expand your network. A side project will open up your world to people, events, and experiences outside of…
  • How to Connect your Tumblr to Google Analytics

    Kevin Sandlin
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:07 pm
    This post is the final post in a 4-part series on connecting your blog to Google Analytics. Below is a listing with links to the previous three posts. Setting up a Google Analytics account Connecting Blogger to Google Analytics Connecting WordPress to Google Analytics Unlike Blogger and WordPress, Tumblr does not provide any tools at all to track your blog’s visitors, page views, etc. Tumblr recommends and makes it very easy to connect to Google Analytics. Below are step-by-step instructions for getting your Tumblr blog properly connected to Google Analytics. Once you do, you can begin…
  • How To Connect Your WordPress Blog To Google Analytics

    Kevin Sandlin
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:54 pm
    This post is the third in a 4-part series on connecting your blog to Google Analytics. In the first post, we walked you through the process of creating a Google Analytics account step-by-step. You should do that prior to following the steps below, and you should also have your Google Analytics Tracking ID handy to copy and paste into your Blogger settings. In the second post, we provided the process for connecting your Google Blogger blog to Analytics. Below are step-by-step instructions for getting your WordPress blog properly connected to Google Analytics so that you can begin measuring,…
  • How To Connect Your Blogger Account to Google Analytics

    Kevin Sandlin
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:27 pm
    This post is the second in a 4-part series on connecting your blog to Google Analytics. In the first post, we walked you through the process of creating a Google Analytics account step-by-step. You should do that prior to following the steps below, and you should also have your Google Analytics Tracking ID handy to copy & paste into your Blogger settings. Below are step-by-step instructions for getting your Blogger blog properly connected to Google Analytics so that you can begin measuring, segmenting, tracking, and experimenting to grow and nurture your audience. Connecting Google…
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    Working Capital Review

  • Update: Are You Still A Jerk at Work?

    Chris Riback
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    You may recall that earlier we reported on a new study from the Columbia Business School called “Pushing in the Dark: Causes and Consequences of Limited Self-Awareness for Interpersonal Assertiveness.” The piece is picking up steam and deserves attention. This time, we report the study’s tips on how to address the problem. The latest place to notice the study: The Wall Street Journal, which writes, “Self-awareness is crucial in the workplace. It can also be dauntingly hard to get.” The piece, in fact, is written by the study’s authors Daniel R. Ames and…
  • What Business Can Provide to Social Entrepreneurs

    Taegan Goddard
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    In an interview with Knowledge@Wharton, Diana Ayton-Shenker, a social impact strategist and the first Nazarian Social Innovator in Residence at Wharton, explains how she works with people and organizations to optimize their impact through social entrepreneurship. Key takeaways: “We need new tools. We need new strategies. And drawing from the private business sector is a really creative way we can do our work better. Adopting the language of innovation is important and exciting, because it inherently compels us to constantly iterate and reiterate and renew how we create change. We…
  • The Financial Cost of Global Political Uncertainty

    Chris Riback
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    As news of Greece’s revised bailout out plan sinks in, questions turn once again around the intersection of government action(s) and global markets. While on the one hand the New York Times reports that “Eurozone finance ministers on Tuesday approved Greece’s plan meant to ease the hardships created by its international bailout, extending that loan program by four more months,” the paper simultaneously adds: “But though the eurozone ministers were leading the negotiations on behalf of their countries, the response from two of the other creditors — the European…
  • Let’s Talk About Private Equity Risk – From the Bottom Up

    PERACS
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Despite record distributions in recent quarters and investors looking to reinvest, many LPs still remain cautious over whether private equity as an asset class is too expensive, too aggressively financed or too susceptible to macroeconomic volatility as a result of liquidity limitations. It seems appropriate to discuss what these cautious fears come down to, namely risk. All LPs want to better understand how risky the private equity class is as a whole, what the specific risk attributes of their private equity portfolio are and how much risk will a given GP add to their portfolio. Typically,…
  • What Makes for a High-Performing Board of Directors?

    Taegan Goddard
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    New McKinsey research suggests that “the distinction between higher and lower impact turns on the breadth of the issues directors tackle and on the time dedicated to them. We drilled down to detailed board practices across the functions to which directors devote much of their attention: strategy, compliance, and M&A, as well as performance, risk, and talent management. It appears that boards progress through a hierarchy of practices that’s analogous to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Directors who report having a low to moderate impact said that their boards undertake ‘the…
 
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    Small Business Tips

  • Meditate to Unlock Your Inner Awesomeness Part 2

    Gstargell
    28 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    If you have not checked out Part 1 of the series, Meditate to Unlock Your Inner Awesomeness, be sure to click here to go to the article. Don’t worry, the article would bring you back here after you are finished.   Meditate to Unlock Your Inner Awesomeness – You Can Be The Creator Of Your Destiny   You can be the creator of your own manifest destiny. Through daily meditation practice and focus on changing your life for the better. In fact, you have the ability to redefine yourself in any direction you desire. The power that you can cultivate is limited only by your own…
  • Meditate to Unlock Your Inner Awesomeness Part 1

    Gstargell
    21 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Meditate to Unlock Your Inner Awesomeness – The Misunderstood Art Meditation is often misunderstood by those who do not practice it. Very often, I hear meditation referred to as, “altered states of consciousness.” That sounds more like intoxicants, rather than bringing clarity to a cluttered mind. Without going too deep into what meditation is, or is not, let’s focus on one of the many things a daily meditation practice can do for you.   Meditate to Unlock Your Inner Awesomeness – Not Only For Yoga Meditation is commonly seen in many Yoga classes, but it has been…
  • Understanding The Arts And Methods Of Self Control

    Gstargell
    14 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Understanding The Arts And Methods Of Self Control – Where Do I Begin? Before you sleep tonight, ask yourself that are you happy? What is your true calling? Think for a moment and the results will still probably surprise you. In the race to move, ahead in life you have neglected your inner self. You are juggling so many things at once that you have no time to interact with yourself.   Understanding The Arts And Methods Of Self Control – Are You Whole? You may posses all the ingredients that make you socially successful. However, there is hollowness and emptiness in your life…
  • Key Tips to Help You Become a Networking Guru

    Gstargell
    7 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Key Tips to Help You Become a Networking Guru: Network, Network, Network Effective business networking is the bringing together of like minded individuals who, through relationship building, become walking, talking advertisements for one another. Key Tips to Help You Become a Networking Guru: 8 Tips To Help Keep in mind that networking is about being bona fide, building trust, and seeing how your relationship can genuinely help others. 1. Always figure out before you even walk into a room, what your specific goals are in attending each networking meeting. This helps you to pick groups or…
  • Cool Traffic Techniques for Network Marketers

    Gstargell
    31 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Cool Traffic Techniques for Network Marketers: Let The Game Begin Network marketing is a numbers game. The more people you introduce to your opportunity, the more money you’ll make. Cool Traffic Techniques for Network Marketers: 7 Traffic Techniques for Network Marketers   To start generating a steady stream of traffic to your site, try these 7 creative techniques: 1. Write and Distribute Articles, Reports and Ebooks Internet users are all interested in one thing – information. Use this to promote your business by creating high quality content and allowing others to reprint it for…
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    Hiring For Success

  • How to avoid over-loading your plate

    Ciaran Ryan
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:44 am
    We’ve all run into this problem – over-committing ourselves and then failing to deliver what we promise. Our reputations suffer and a pall of failure hangs around our heads. The best way to break out of the vicious cycle of overcommitment and underperformance is to manage carefully what you agree to do. Here, according to Harvard Business Review, are some steps you can take to prevent overloading your plate. 1. Create a pause. Whenever possible, avoid agreeing to new commitments on the spot. Instead, slow down the decision-making process to give yourself the space to make a…
  • It’s official: engineering is SA’s scarcest skill

    Ciaran Ryan
    14 Feb 2015 | 2:36 am
    South Africans tend to exaggerate their weaknesses and underplay their strengths Engineers, quantity surveyors and finance managers are considered one of the scarcest skills in South Africa. But did you know how scarce? Last year the Department of Higher Education and Training published a draft list of the top 100 scarcest skills in the country, and accountant was listed as the 13th most needed skill in the economy. Interestingly, finance manager is listed as the country’s 6th most needed skill. A scarce skills is defined as one where the skills are simply not available when needed, or…
  • Clients are positioning themselves for growth

    Simon Maimane
    9 Feb 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Hiring for Success spoke to Simon Maimane, senior consultant in the Construction and Engineering sector at PCS, for his view on recent developments in the recruitment market. Q: Simon, there is a lot of negative news around at the moment regarding Eskom load-shedding and slow growth in the construction and engineering sectors. What’s your take on this? Simon: We had a pretty good year last year. This year it looks like that trend will continue or even improve, so I don’t see much evidence of a weak market. The financial results from the major construction firms were less sizzling than in…
  • Construction trends: focus of activity shifts to smaller and medium-sized companies

    Terry Habib
    6 Feb 2015 | 3:18 am
    Hiring for Success caught up with Terry Habib, consultant in Construction and Engineering at PCS, to get his take on recent developments in the sector, and the state of the recruitment market. Q: How would you describe the state of the Construction and Engineering sectors at the moment? Terry: We have definitely seen a slow-down in activity over the last year, but it is important not to over-generalise this. True, the larger construction and engineering companies are going through a rough patch, but those companies that diversified outside of South Africa have been able to weather the storm.
  • New report points to better times ahead for construction

    Ciaran Ryan
    6 Feb 2015 | 1:55 am
    The post World Cup construction slump is likely at an end A new report just out from TechNavio suggests the lean times for the South Africa construction sector may be at an end. South Africa, over the past decade, has scripted for itself a new growth story, driven by domestic demand and foreign investment, among other factors. The African continent’s second largest economy is poised for a heightened activity in its construction sector. This sector experienced a major boost in 2010 when the country hosted the FIFA World Cup; however, later there was a period of slowdown owing to the…
 
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    Growth Everywhere

  • 25 World-Class CEOs Share Their #1 Hiring Secret

    Eric
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Hiring isn’t a simple process. It takes a lot of thought and energy to create a thorough and effective hiring processes on your own. Not to mention money and time. It’s difficult for two reasons: It’s difficult to find A-players and It’s difficult to get A-players on your team because they’re probably already on a great team The average ROI of a bad hire is -298%. The problem is that it’s incredibly difficult to hire effective employees. In 2012, a survey by CareerBuilder found that 66% of U.S. employers reported having bad hires costing upward of $50,000 each. Not only that,…
  • The Actionable Guide to Hiring Effective Employees

    Eric
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    Did you know that a second-level manager who earns $62,000 a year and has been terminated after 2.5 years can cost you $800,000 or more? I sure didn’t. Often times, hiring is sacrificed in place of working inside of the business rather than working on it. This is self destructive behavior for entrepreneurs because hiring is one of the most important responsibilities of founders. Just think about it for a second. Sports teams are always looking for the best people to win a championship. That’s why they have general managers, coaches and scouts constantly on the lookout.
  • GE Ep 69: How Virality Took Dogecoin from a Twitter Joke to a $30M Currency

    Eric
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    You probably wouldn’t have guessed that a co-founder of Dogecoin works as a full-time marketing product manager at Adobe, but today we’re talking to him. Jackson Palmer gives us all the details behind how digital currency works in an easy-to-understand way, and tells us how Dogecoin started as a Twitter joke but ballooned into a currency worth $30 million with an incredible community behind it. How combining two viral elements as a joke on Twitter led to a living & breathing economy A little over a year ago, Bitcoin was getting a lot of press (good and bad), and the…
  • GB Ep 60: My Meal Prep Delivery Experiment

    Eric
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    When one of my friends wouldn’t stop tagging me in meal prep pictures on Instagram, I thought it was interesting and decided to try a meal prep delivery experiment. Today I’m telling you about the results. These companies prepare and deliver healthy, daily food for you: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two snacks. They let you choose what you like and don’t like. [01:24] For me, it’s been a big time-saver, despite what a lot of people say about the cost. [01:42] If you do meal prep on your own, it can take you one to two hours to prepare 3 days worth of food, and then you have to repeat…
  • GB Ep 59: Why You Should be Creating a Role Scorecard

    Eric
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Today I’m going to tell you how to set up a role scorecard for hiring so you can compare job candidates side-by-side to make the best hiring decision. When you’re going through a big list of people, you need to rely on more than just gut feelings and have some sort of data-driven approach. [01:16] A role scorecard lets you compare candidates side-by-side on a scale of 1-10 for pre-defined attributes. [01:28] To start, create an Excel spreadsheet and label the first column with different attributes. You can use things like culture fit, skill fit, references, team interviews, etc. You…
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    Business Banter

  • Sales Strategy: 3 Points To Avoid In Sales [Video]

    Edward Smith
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:23 am
    Every business has a sales strategy that works for them. These strategies differ in terms of repetition, communication and time scale, however, the similarities in a sales strategy for business have 3 elements in common and should avoid these in sales. They are… Subscribe to our YouTube Channel TRANSCRIPT Sales Strategy: 3 Points To Avoid […]
  • Top 10 Cash Flow Tips For A Successful Startup

    Keith Tully
    4 Feb 2015 | 4:52 am
    When it comes to starting up a new business of any sort, it would be difficult to overstate or overestimate the importance of keeping a close eye on your startup cash flow. Here’s a rundown of 10 top tips for making sure cash flow problems don’t scupper your ambitions if you’re leading a new startup […]
  • Don’t Let The Social Media Bug Bite Your Reputation

    Zameer Nazarali
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:28 am
    For start-ups and SME’s, social media offers an ideal platform to market what you do and spread the word through networking, building contacts and harbouring a reputation for your company. It’s all about your social media reputation management and how others will perceive you over time. In light of a recent case against an employee […]
  • [Podcast] 7 Ways To Amplify Your Content Using Social Media Marketing

    Shameer Shah
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:52 am
    Content and social media marketing being such a huge part of our daily business strategy, it’s no wonder you want to amplify your content so that your voice gets heard over all the social noise. There are tried and tested ways of doing exactly that and in this podcast, I demystify 7 simple ways that you can implement […]
  • Step 3 To A Better Business – Leverage

    Jamie Goral
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:07 am
    The articles outlines the Step 3 to a better business that will work without you. Imagine you calling the most senior person in your business and telling them you are going away for 3 months and will not be contactable. What business will you come back to? Learn from this business coaching. So far in my business […]
 
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    The Lab

  • Apple Pay and Interactive Kiosks

    Olea Kiosks
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:26 pm
    The self-service kiosk industry grew 24% globally in 2013, and it is projected to continue this growth trend for at least the next five years[1].  Increasingly, consumers are not only open to the idea of using a self-service checkout option, such as an interactive kiosk, but as the general public’s comfort level with these self-service [...]
  • Olea Kiosks Case Study: TapSnap Portable Photobooth

    Olea Kiosks
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    At Olea Kiosks, our design and engineering team takes pride in developing custom kiosk solutions that exceed the customer’s expectations for both form and function. One of our latest custom solutions, the TapSnap portable photobooth, is a perfect example of how we are able to integrate innovative technology with a cutting-edge aesthetic.  When TapSnap approached [...]
  • Case Study: JCDecaux Airport, Inc. Charging Kiosk

    Olea Kiosks
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Olea Kiosks was recently approached by JCDecaux Airport, Inc., the number one outdoor advertising company in the world[1], to engineer and manufacturer a cutting edge Digital charging station kiosk.  JCDecaux Airport, Inc. presented designs for a state-of-the-art digital kiosk that would be jam-packed with the latest electrical hardware technologies and include innovative features that create [...]
  • Retail Kiosks Create an Enhanced Shopping Experience

    Olea Kiosks
    10 Jan 2015 | 10:58 am
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  • Why Finding Your Niche Creates More Success

    Judy Lindenberger
    9 Feb 2015 | 5:48 am
    LinkedIn is a fabulous tool for networking and learning. I recently connected with Maria Marsala,a business coach, speaker and former Wall Street trader, who has compiled some great advice on the benefits of finding your niche. Named one of the Top 30 International Coaching Gurus in 2011, Maria has been recognized as a thought leader whose ideas have been published in Financial Planning Magazine, RIA Biz, Advisor Max, Dow Jones, The Street, Entrepreneur Magazine, and numerous books, trade journals, and magazines.   Maria received permission of each financial advisor and business owner…
  • Small Business Can Realize Some Big Savings by Outsourcing

    Judy Lindenberger
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:39 am
    http://www.njbiz.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20150105/NJBIZ01/150109971/Small-business-can-realize-some-big-savings-by-outsourcing The post Small Business Can Realize Some Big Savings by Outsourcing appeared first on Open Door HR.
  • Developing Line Managers

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

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

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

  • Translating Business Continuity

    DRI International
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:48 am
    The International Glossary for Resiliency is now available in 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.
  • DRI Preps for UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

    DRI International
    30 Jan 2015 | 8:13 am
    DRI Preps for UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. via Drive.
  • Mega-Tests, the Consumer IT Market, a Glo-cal Approach and more!

    DRI International
    14 Jan 2015 | 6:57 am
    Thrive! Asia is now featuring articles written by DRI Australia and New Zealand!  Catch up on 2014 with some of our favorite entries: And the Winner for Overall IT Security is . . . Linux? The Glo-cal Approach for Business Continuity Across Multiple Locations How the Consumer IT Market is Driving Business Continuity Management Making Business Continuity the Bearer of Good News The Mega-Test of Your Business Continuity You’ve Been Waiting For Policies and Standards in Business Continuity – Old Hat or Essential? Your Organisation has Business Continuity and Resilience – But…
  • Where are the Likely Holes in Your Disaster Recovery Planning?

    DRI International
    13 Jan 2015 | 2:01 pm
    DRI ANZ To view this article in its original location, please click here. No disaster recovery plan is perfect. However, there is a big difference between knowing about and managing limitations; and being caught wrong-footed by a problem you never thought about. Some items seem to consistently make the ‘hit parade’ of omissions and absences in DR plans. Before spilling the beans, here’s a hint to help you guess what they might be. They each involve a lack of vision beyond the limited point of view of IT servers and applications in a data centre. Getting the workforce back to work.
  • Keeping Business and IT Connected for Better Business Continuity

    DRI International
    6 Jan 2015 | 1:58 pm
    DRI ANZ To view this article in its original location, please click here. For many organisations, markets change fast as customer needs develop and competitors offer new solutions. Business people under pressure to get new products and services to market may ask more of the IT department than it can deliver at that moment. This friction can cause difficulties in communication and relationships between the two groups. From there, it can lead to fragile or fractured business continuity. The answer is systematic collaboration to ensure that plans are made ahead of time and that the organisation…
 
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    Thrive! Middle East and Africa

  • 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.
  • Military-Private Partnerships, Central Bank of Nigeria, and more!

    DRI International
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Thrive! Middle East and Africa is now featuring articles written by DRI Nigeria.  Thus far, you can explore the following articles: Nyanya Bomb Blast – Another Wake Up Call Attack on Schools in Yobe, Military-Private Partnership New CBN Regulation on IT Standards To view all articles from DRI Nigeria, please click here.
  • Avoiding Fatal Mistakes in Business Continuity – The Middle East Perspective!

    DRI International
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:32 am
    Ayesha Al Bakoush, CBCP, CRA Businesses and organizations are not immune to crises and therefore planning for the unexpected must be considered as a sound practice. Many organizations are unprepared to handle workplace crises, operating under the myth that “those things won’t happen here.” While most of us do not like to think about crises happening to us, planning to deal with them proactively and effectively would help protect human lives, prevent damage and reduce the likelihood of financial and non-financial impacts. The whole concept of business continuity is relatively new to the…
  • External Agency Coordination Goes Viral: Time to Update Your BCM Plan

    DRI International
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Bill DelGrosso, CBCP, CEM Commercial business lives with risk every day from competitors, cash flow, and changing technology. They also face threats from recent events including the outbreak of the Ebola virus, including in the US, increasing natural disasters, and protests in Hong Kong. These external, uncontrollable events suggest that you review the Emergency Response Operations, and the Coordination with External Agencies Professional Practices elements of your continuity plans. In each of these examples, organizational business continuity management system (BCMS) planning will be…
  • Nyanya Bomb Blast – Another Wake Up Call

    DRI International
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Philip Keshiro, DRI Nigeria To view this article in its original location, please click here. I would have commented on the Malaysian Air Incident but for the fact that my mother died during this period and was buried on the 11th April 2014. The various activities relating to the burial were too much for me to sit and write. The recent Nyanya bomb blast is another tragedy with no answer and most of the things I have been reading or commentaries on TV are not the solution. What then is the solution? It is unfortunate that when you want to hide a secret from people in our race, just put it in…
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    Common Sense Development

  • The New Marketing Era: Letting Customers Find You

    Mark Zarr
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:26 pm
    As a college professor, one of the courses I teach is marketing. Considering that I own a small business marketing and branding firm, it's a good fit and I really enjoy teaching the class. However, I was struck this semester when the latest edition of the marketing textbook came out jam-packed with the same old lessons we have been teaching for the last 30+ years. The post The New Marketing Era: Letting Customers Find You appeared first on Common Sense Development.
  • The Creature in the Closet: Have You Let Evil Win?

    Mark Zarr
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:25 pm
    This world of darkness does not have to be. As a child, we feared the darkness because we knew it was a threat and it was recognizable to us as a foreign presence. As children, we wanted to live in the light. As adults, we have forgotten that there is even a difference. The post The Creature in the Closet: Have You Let Evil Win? appeared first on Common Sense Development.
  • The Meaning of Color

    Mark Zarr
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:36 pm
    There is a lot of meaning & emotion behind color. When you’re building your brand it is important to know what you’re saying through the colors you use. The post The Meaning of Color appeared first on Common Sense Development.
  • The Only Way to Prevent Failure is to Make Big, Tough, Earth-Shaking Changes

    Mark Zarr
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:53 pm
    I had a conversation the other day with a client who has a small business that is not doing so hot at the moment. To put it bluntly, their small business is failing. This conversation was a follow up to months of board meetings, assessments, and different action plan scenarios. The bottomline is that if […] The post The Only Way to Prevent Failure is to Make Big, Tough, Earth-Shaking Changes appeared first on Common Sense Development.
  • What’s Stopping You? 3 tips for moving forward

    Mark Zarr
    13 Feb 2015 | 4:35 pm
    What’s stopping you? This is a question that I have been asking myself a lot lately. What things, mindsets, people, and excuses are getting in my way and preventing further success? As I have shared in previous articles, busyness has been a huge distraction for me and I have worked hard over the last few […] The post What’s Stopping You? 3 tips for moving forward appeared first on Common Sense Development.
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    Useful Business Tips

  • Top 7 Benefits of Buying a Nike Footwear

    Priya G
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:40 pm
    Nike Footwear in unique color and designs Nike Footwear different styles Lebron James is an amazing basketball player to arrive together with Nike Clearance with its own brand of LeBron James footwear. These footwear not only for males are all in the family members can personal a pair, and they come in a few various styles. These footwear are great to put on all through the year, and you can display them to your buddies, because she wears like shoes Lebron James himself sought. Nike Mild-Up Shoe Air Power one Men’s Light-Up Shoes is also very great looking. I remembered when I was a…
  • Top 7 Benefits of Doing Website Marketing

    Priya G
    2 Feb 2015 | 10:04 pm
    How to effectively and efficiently do Website marketing with these great suggestions Profit from Website marketing even in a down economy The great thing about website marketing is that there is never a bad time to market. Even in a down economy it is a good time to market your website. Consumers are constantly looking for things on the internet and your business is what they could find. Why wait? It’s very possible your competitors have already discovered the amazing benefits of website marketing. Increase in sales Through an effective internet marketing company and through the…
  • Top 5 Ways of Doing an Effective Email Marketing

    Priya G
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:24 pm
    How to do an effective Email – Marketing Choosing a profitable search engine marketing firm If you are personally annoyed at spam mails, then you might immediately want to cross email marketing off your list. You should not do this just yet. Email marketing is an effective Internet marketing strategy if approached correctly.Statistics show that over 50% of small businesses fail within the first five years. But don’t throw in the towel yet, because I am more than willing to share with you three reasons why you can launch a profitable search engine marketing firm in as raleigh…
  • Top Most Information about Different Type of Surveys

    Priya G
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    The questions included within the surveys will inquire about personal routines or even choices associated to the respective service or even product Guidelines for surveys Service as well as manufacturing companies spend hundreds of thousands of bucks to study companies who gather specific information that’s useful in the development of their products as well as services. As soon as the study company is given an established of guidelines which a company wants to learn regarding its clients and customers, the scientists design a survey to collect the information. Old school surveys…
  • How to Employ the Appropriate Individual for your Organisaton

    Priya G
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Some methods to improve your chances so you will employ the “proper” individual. Organizing a new opportunity You believe the economic climate is enhancing. You need help to get organized and re-energized to make use of a new opportunity. At the same time, a long time worker decides to retire or move in. Do you alter the nature of the responsibilities or mix two jobs into one? Do you might have somebody on staff to move in or up or do you require to go outside? Fit into the organization An interesting fact is the fact that most people quit or are terminated not because they lack…
 
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    StartUp FASHION

  • How To Use Social Media to Increase Your Website Traffic

    Pam Sahota
    1 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Social media can be daunting at times, especially when you’re just starting to grow your business and most of the work is on your shoulders. Sometimes, social feels like too much time and you just can’t see how it’s helping your startup grow. One word: patience. Great social content takes effort, a great social community takes times to grow. The ROI, such as an increase in web traffic, also takes time. I sometimes like to equate social media to exercising and being fit. If you want a body that is strong, healthy, and long lasting, you have to put in effort for the long haul. Not just…
  • How to Use Storytelling to Raise Over $64K for Your Fashion Brand

    Contributor
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Four years ago I co-created the highest funded fashion project in Kickstarter history at the time. To fund the first production run of our product, the Versalette, one garment that can be worn over 30 different ways, my co-founder and I looked to Kickstarter to raise $20K in 30 days. What happened over those 30 days far surpassed our wildest dreams. Not only did we acquire nearly 800 backers, quadruple our first production order and attract the attention of The New York Times, but we finally saw a year and a half of hard work pay off. When we clicked the launch button we had no idea what to…
  • Friday Fashion Business Tip: A Million Dollars is Not the Answer

    Nicole Giordano
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Listen designers, I don’t care what anybody tells you, you don’t nee a million dollars to find success in this industry. Sure, we’d all love to have a cool mill in the bank– giving us some wiggle room and making things a little less risky. But you what? If you make great work, are free with your creativity, try new things, and are not afraid to try, then you have just as much change as those who got that investment or borrowed from mom and dad. Your fashion business has potential for success because you’re a doer. You dream and plan, you try new things, you…
  • Tips for Optimizing Your eCommerce Store Design

    Contributor
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    You’ve just opened your online store, and have been promoting it everywhere. As you track visitors to the site, you notice something alarming: People are coming to the site, but they aren’t buying anything! Why is that? You’ve read everything you could on having a beautiful site, you hired a great web team, but you’re in a panic because you have no idea why sales aren’t happening. As the Principal at Verbal+Visual, we find new partners (clients) of ours coming to us with this very issue time and time again. There are a number of elements to consider when…
  • Predictability Is Not The Same as Consistency, So Stop Being Boring

    Nicole Giordano
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    The big fat messy mistake that I see so many brands making when it comes to marketing is doing everything exactly the same as everybody else. This has never been more evident to me than it has become now that I’m spending several months in Thailand, expertly avoiding the horror that is the New York City winter. In order to demonstrate my point, let me tell you a story about some of the people I’ve recently met in Thailand. There are the men who run the many longtail boat rides and fishing trips available here. There are the men and women who run the restaurants that line the…
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    Center for Business Modeling

  • No March Madness: Keeping Your 2015 Goals on Track

    Patty Tomsky
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:15 am
    Experts agree—if you start doing something new, it takes at least 21 days for it to become a real habit. So by now, your 2015 business plans are showing you that they either they work or they don’t—whether they should become a habit or be tossed aside. Whether it’s taking more time to network or figuring out how to gain market share with new or existing customers—every business owner should take the time to reflect, react and reaffirm what your business goals are each and every year. By March of that each new year, you have almost finished the first quarter. Are you incorporating…
  • Why Short-Term Business Planning Failure Leads to Long-Term Success

    Patty Tomsky
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:16 am
    Using iterative business planning to make sure you have the ability to fail, then succeed. When I put the term, “business planning” into my Google news search this morning, I was surprised at what I got. Several chambers of commerce were offering tens of thousands of dollars in prizes for new business plans in regional competitions. Others offered workshops. There also were a few choices along the lines of, “Why do you need a business plan? Here’s why!” and several books advertised by Entrepreneur magazine’s publishing group and others. I think we all agree: You need something in…
  • The Must-Know Marketing Metrics for Every Salesperson

    Orinna Weaver
    5 Feb 2015 | 1:11 pm
    Sales and marketing each have distinct metrics that apply to their respective departments. While sales does not necessarily need to know the ins and outs of every marketing metric, there are a few that are particularly beneficial. Understanding four key metrics will help bridge the gap between marketing and sales and keep the two departments aligned. Keeping sales apprised of the following four marketing metrics will ensure both departments are on the same page with their team goals. Conversion rate represents the rate at which prospects become customers. Conversion rates reveal the health of…
  • Three Imperatives to Excite Investors about Your Start-Up

    Patty Tomsky
    29 Jan 2015 | 8:53 am
    In a recent article from Entrepreneur.com (January 23, 2015) Martin Zwilling tells potential business owners that, “To Investors, Start Ups Without Business Plans Are Expensive Hobbies.” He goes on to say that you can’t just “sketch your million-dollar idea on the back of a napkin” and expect investors to open their wallets. Finally, he counsels that: “Most good ones I see are in the range of 25 pages.” However, my perspective is different. I believe what Zwilling telling us is this: Get a cogent plan together before you try to drum-up financing for your start-up. But there…
  • New Podcast Aims to Shed Light on Business Planning Challenges

    admin
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:11 am
    Center for Business Modeling’s Expert Series Features Multimedia Presentations, Interviews with Startups, Marketing, Sales, and Operations Leaders COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – (January 26, 2015) – The Center for Business Modeling (CBM) today announced the launch of its new podcast, the CBM Expert Series. The Expert Series will feature guests with deep experience in several aspects of business planning—from ground-up startups to yearly and quarterly planning challenges for established businesses. The 15-minute podcast (which includes synced visual slides and audio) features a brief…
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    Newsweaver

  • [Q & A] Measuring and Building the Internal Comms Function

    denise cox
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:19 am
    In our recent case study webinar we spoke to two internal comms practitioners about two very different challenges: 1) building the IC function from scratch, and 2) creating access to metrics to measure engagement and prove business value. Sue Brockett, Communications Manager for Granite Services, a wholly owned affiliate of GE and Jody Wilkins, Employee Communication Specialist at Concur Technologies took attendees through great insight and tips for meeting two big challenges. If you’ve not attended one of my best practice webinars, we give attendees the opportunity to ask questions. This…
  • Newsweaver named one of the Best Places to Work 2015

    Claire O' Brien
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:04 am
    Newsweaver has been named as one of the Best Places to Work  2015  in the SME category listing published by The Great Place To Work Institute Ireland on 25 February 2015. This is the first time the company has submitted an entry for consideration and has been ranked among the top tier of places to work in the country, which is a fantastic achievement. The Great Place to Work® Institute Ireland published 3 lists in 2015 – the Best Large Workplaces in Ireland (>301 employees), the Best Medium Workplaces in Ireland (101 to 300 employees), and the Best Small Workplaces in Ireland (20…
  • How Internal Communication can drive organizational change

    dmurphy
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:54 am
    The post How Internal Communication can drive organizational change appeared first on Newsweaver.
  • A tale of two journeys: Building the IC function. Measuring the IC function

    Emma Hanley
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:01 am
      In this webinar denise cox, Lead Communications Consultant for Newsweaver, is joined by Sue Brockett, Communications Manager for Granite Services, a wholly owned affiliate of GE and Jody Wilkins, Employee Communication Specialist at Concur Technologies Each of these Internal Communications professionals faced a different challenge over the last twelve months: building out an IC strategy from scratch, and creating access to metrics and measuring employee engagement and proving business value. What you will learn: Where to start when creating an IC strategy Insight into reaching a…
  • The three elements that will determine the success of your survey

    denise cox
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:26 am
    Here are three elements of a survey that can lead to failure or success: 1. The survey is complicated or confusing To fail: Questions are double-barreled or measure two different things. Both negatively worded and positively worded statements are used in the survey. Different rating scales are used. These types of questions provide mixed results, as participants have interpreted the questions differently. To succeed: The survey should be easy to read, understandable, simple and straightforward. Ensure their responses will be confidential, and not result in any backlash from senior leaders.
 
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    Thinkwealthmagazine.com

  • Why An Entrepreneur Must Be Willing To LEARN

    Richard Brody
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:13 am
    Although we often speak of the need for those starting, running and managing businesses to emphasize personal and continuous learning, it is important to understand the process The post Why An Entrepreneur Must Be Willing To LEARN appeared first on Thinkwealthmagazine.com.
  • Finding Your Entrepreneurial Identity

    Ted Santos
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:13 am
    I often tell people that their identity has nothing to do with what they think, say and do. As you can imagine, the overwhelming majority refute that statement. The post Finding Your Entrepreneurial Identity appeared first on Thinkwealthmagazine.com.
  • How to Deal with The Challenges of Being an Entrepreneur

    Pat Mussieux
    25 Feb 2015 | 2:10 am
    I wanted to pull back the curtain and share some of the challenges that I've experienced in my business journey as an entrepreneur. The post How to Deal with The Challenges of Being an Entrepreneur appeared first on Thinkwealthmagazine.com.
  • Be Honest With Yourself and Your Business

    Kathleen Gage
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:13 am
    By starting your day with only those activities that add revenue to your bottom line, you will be amazed at how quickly things can (and will) change. The post Be Honest With Yourself and Your Business appeared first on Thinkwealthmagazine.com.
  • 8 Steps Business Blueprint For Your Business Success

    Jeanna Gabellini
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:09 am
    Random acts of action in your business will lead to a fast death for profits. You may have this disease without realizing it. The post 8 Steps Business Blueprint For Your Business Success appeared first on Thinkwealthmagazine.com.
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    Securities Law & Going Public Lawyers

  • Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

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

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:12 am
    Going Public LawyerPosted By Brenda Hamilton, Securities Lawyer The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (“DTCC”), through its subsidiaries, provides clearing, settlement and information services for securities. DTCC’s subsidiary, the Depository Trust Company (“DTC”) was created to improve efficiencies and reduce risk in the clearance and settlement of securities transactions. Not all securities are eligible to be settled through DTC.  DTC Eligibility has... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • Exchange Act Registration & Going Public For Foreign Issuers

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    21 Feb 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Going Public LawyerForeign companies going public in the United States must file a registration statement covering a class of securities pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) if the class of securities will be listed on a United States national securities exchange such as Nasdaq. A foreign private issuer must register a class of equity securities... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • How Does A Foreign Company Register Shares When Going Public?

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    21 Feb 2015 | 11:05 am
    Going Public LawyerA foreign issuer seeking to go public has several registration statement forms available for its going public transactions. Regardless of the registration statement form selected, all registration statements and other material filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) must be submitted in electronic format on the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering and Retrieval (“EDGAR”) system. All registration statements including those... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • Periodic Reporting for Foreign Issuers – Going Public Lawyers

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    21 Feb 2015 | 10:26 am
    Going Public LawyerA foreign private issuer seeking to go public  in the U.S. can file a registration statement covering a public offering of securities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), register a class of equity securities under the Securities Exchange Act or it may do both.  A Foreign issuer can conduct direct public offerings or an initial public... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
 
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    Atlanta Business Radio

  • Anne Marsden with Marsden and Associates, Mike Belote with Peak 10 and Ryan Freeze with Disrupt Atlanta

    rhondachale
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Anne Marsden / Marsden and Associates   Anne Marsden is a marketer with a technical bent. A Ga. Tech grad, Anne has walked both sides of the marketing aisle as a client and agency. Having led marketing organizations from Fortune 100s to Atlanta technology start-ups, she launched Marsden & Associates to bring a new brand of results-focused marketing services to B2B companies. Recognizing the fundamental shift in buyer behaviors spurred by new digital realities, M&A helps clients identify and develop both the the messages and the channels to engage prospects throughout their journey…
  • Special Edition: Cobb County

    lenise
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:47 am
      Shene Commodore/ Commodore Consulting Ms. Commodore enjoys serving as a consultant, speaker, industry spokesperson, mentor, author and media host. For over 20 years of Ms. Commodore has helped businesses of all sizes in the government and commercial sectors manage contracts and prepare proposals.  She founded Commodore Consulting, LLC in 2002 to provide proposal writing, strategic planning, procurement training, & acquisition assessments. In 2014, Ms. Commodore was awarded the SIA Statesman Award for her leadership contribution to address the public policy challenges impacting…
  • Special Edition: NAWBO

    rhondachale
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:51 am
    Jill Peck / Henderson Shapiro Peck Jill serves as Vice President & COO for Henderson Shapiro Peck, a relationship driven, award winning marketing and business support company with 23 employees. Over the past 18 years, Jill and her partner, founder of the company, Debbi Shapiro have been instrumental in supporting women driven initiatives both personally and professionally. She is the President of the National Association of Women’s Business Owners (NAWBO Atlanta), a member of the Certified Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBENC) and the Metro Atlanta Chamber. Jill has volunteered…
  • Troy Gautier with Alliances Progress and Carlos Michel with Gaites Language Services

    rhondachale
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Troy Gautier / Alliances Progress, LLC   Troy J Gautier is the Managing Director and Chief Alliance Officer of Alliances Progress, LLC. Alliances Progress is a highly specialized boutique consulting firm which provides collaborative framework solutions for businesses worldwide: strategic alliances, commercial partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, etc. Alliances Progress also manages a member firm organization connecting large and small businesses across multiple sectors to grow revenues and capabilities through an innovative network platform of local and international…
  • Special Edition: Cobb County

    rhondachale
    9 Feb 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Desmond Williams and Brad Grimes / Top Scholar Top Scholar is a learning management system for grades K-12. It is easy to use, engaging and powerful cloud based system for both teachers and students to assist in reaching new levels in education. Key features include classroom management, assignments, analytics, messaging system, calendar and pre loaded content including over 4,000 textbooks, videos and practice standardized test questions. Desmond Williams is VP of Sales and Business Development focused on initiatives in the public and private education sector, as well as corporate…
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    ALS Locksmith Blog

  • 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…
  • UPVC Door Locksmith Glasgow

    11 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    UPVC Door Locksmith Glasgow Affordable Locksmith Glasgow carry out door lock repairs to UPVC doors and windows. UPVC door repairs Glasgow - You don't need a new UPVC door! Affordable Glasgow Locksmith can repair your UPVC door. Been told that the locking mechanism is obsolete and you can't get it anymore, then why don't you give us a call. We can replace it with something else. Perhaps something even better. Affordable Glasgow locksmith door repair service is here to help.Have a composite door and thinking about changing it to a UPVC door? That'd be a big mistake. A composite door…
  • Locksmith Glasgow G3, G12

    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Affordable locksmith near Park Circus G3 Affordable locksmith Glasgow G3, G12 for all your lock fitting, repairs, installations and UPVC door and window repairs. A complete locksmith service near you. We come to you and all work is carried out efficiently on your doorstep at your convenience. A local locksmith service, family run and independent to thelarger national companies. That means we charge no vat so straight away we are twenty percent cheaper. We charge no hourly rates. We don't charge traveling times and we do not charge a call out fee. Affordable Locksmith Services All our work be…
  • Locksmith Arrochar and Tarbet

    11 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Locksmith Arrochar and Tarbet Looking for a locksmith in Arrochar and Tarbet? There isn't one. A.L.S. Locksmith Dumbarton cover this area and can respond to your needs with efficiency and professionalism. Lock Changes A.L.S. Locksmith Arrochar and Tarbet carry out all manner of lock changes from replacement Yale, mortise locks to the replacement and repair of multipoint mechanisms on PVC doors. Lock Repairs A.L.S. Locksmith Arrochar and Tarbet carry out repairs to all kinds of door and window locks. If we can't repair the lock we can replace it. 90% of our jobs are completed in one…
  • Locksmith Scotstoun

    1 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Locksmith Scotstoun Need a locksmith in Scotstoun? Look no further than A.L.S. We're an independent service catering for all types of lock enquiries but specialise in the repair and maintenance of UPVC doors and windows. Lock Replacement We can replace your locks and not only replace them but upgrade them to something better for insurance purposes. We provide BS 3621: 2007 locks Anti snap secure locks Yale locks Mortise locks For all enquiries please call or email and ask for Steve. Lock Fitting We can fit new locks to your doors and windows to improve the security to your home. You can tick…
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    Binary Option Evolution

  • Dollar Drivers: Central Bank Meetings, US Jobs, and More

    Jadtecnic
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
    OPTION TRADING PARTNERS Financial News – Option Trading Partners Network  EARN ONLINE START TODAY  Dollar Drivers: Central Bank Meetings, US Jobs, and More Central Bank Meetings Option Trading Partners  – March is said to come in like a lion and leave like a lamb. It does indeed appear to be coming in like a lion for investors. There are four major central bank meetings and the US employment report. Although Yellen did not convince many that the Fed is set to hike rates in June, yields in the eurozone continue to fall in anticipation of the bond buying scheme that will start…
  • Dollar Drivers: Central Bank Meetings, US Jobs, and More

    Jadtecnic
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Dollar Drivers: Central Bank Meetings, US Jobs, and More Option Trading Partners  – March is said to come in like a lion and leave like a lamb. It does indeed appear to be coming in like a lion for investors. There are four major central bank meetings and the US employment report. Although Yellen did not convince many that the Fed is set to hike rates in June, yields in the eurozone continue to fall in anticipation of the bond buying scheme that will start later this month. The resulting widening of the interest rate differentials lent the dollar support. Two emerging market central…
  • What are Refurbished Mobile Phones and Tablets?

    Jadtecnic
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:53 pm
    What are Refurbished Mobile Phones and Tablets? Reconditioned phones are a big deal right now and consumers want them as they offer the best in prices and value. Roger Smith You have probably heard of Refurbished Mobile Phones, these are consumer goods that have been returned or pre owned. Consumers bear the right to return the goods that they buy within a stated amount of time; this is typically thirty days and may even stretch to ninety days based on the retailer\’s agreement with the buyer. The buyer may decide to return a new smart phone or tablet that he has bought, due to some…
  • 10 Extreme Weather Facts

    Jadtecnic
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:15 pm
    10 Extreme Weather Facts Top 10 Extreme Weather Facts   #10: What Is Global Warming? The Changing Climate Climate Change is a shift in long-term averages for weather patterns in the Earth’s climate system. It also refers to isolated but severe deviations from weather averages, usually called extreme weather events. For example, snowfall in Boston during the winter of 2015 reached 76 inches; compared with their normal winter average of 31 inches, that could be labeled an extreme weather event. A main indicator of climate change is global warming, an increase in average global surface…
  • Netflix vs. the pirates

    Jadtecnic
    1 Mar 2015 | 12:14 pm
    OPTION TRADING PARTNERS Financial News – Option Trading Partners Network  EARN ONLINE START TODAY  Netflix vs. the pirates Option Trading Partners – Pirated downloads of House of Cards season 3 surged 112.5% vs. season 2 to 681,889 over the first 24 hours of the series being released by Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), according to tracking from Excipio. The tally would be exponentially higher if there was a way to accurately count VPN downloads. Torrent-streaming sites out in the wild such as Popcorn Time and Vuze have been identified by Netflix as one of its “biggest…
 
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  • Rihanna, Kanye & Paul McCartney “FourFiveSeconds” Music Video

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:38 pm
    Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney waste no time releasing the official music video for “FourFiveSeconds”. This collaboration song was performed on the The post Rihanna, Kanye & Paul McCartney “FourFiveSeconds” Music Video appeared first on Urb Society Magazine.       
  • Master P The Breakfast Club: Talks No Limit Vs Cash Money & More

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:37 pm
    Master P everyone’s favorite No Limit boss stops by The Breakfast Club and gives the team of DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne The post Master P The Breakfast Club: Talks No Limit Vs Cash Money & More appeared first on Urb Society Magazine.       
  • Fox TV’s Empire Season 1 Episode 5 (Full Video)

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Empire just keeps getting hotter every week as Lucious makes his case a music gangster of the year and Cookie easily takes the The post Fox TV’s Empire Season 1 Episode 5 (Full Video) appeared first on Urb Society Magazine.       
  • Cash Money’s Birdman Denied Entry Into Nicki Minaj Party

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:18 pm
    We all have heard about the reported beef between Lil Wayne and Birdman. Wayne is taking his boss to court in a The post Cash Money’s Birdman Denied Entry Into Nicki Minaj Party appeared first on Urb Society Magazine.       
  • D’Angelo Performs At The Apollo (Videos)

    Lateef "TheIndustryDude"
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Famed D’Angelo performed at The Apollo Theater recently and after the release of his last album Black Messiah last year he has been on The post D’Angelo Performs At The Apollo (Videos) appeared first on Urb Society Magazine.       
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  • Empower Network

    Bruce Bryant Felton
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:51 am
    Name is Bruce Bryant Felton and I am in the top percentage of affiliates in Empower Network. Funny thing is, is that it doesn’t take much earnings to be in that percentage and even easier, is the actual steps I took to get there. The review is an unbiased review, with a biased twist at the end…but watcha expect? I turned an impossible task into thousands of dollars a month. Impossible? Watcha mean bro? Well, if you look at my history, I was like the biggest loser online. No direction, no guidance, no money, absolutely nothing. This Damn Internet Marketing thing threw me for…
  • Kannaway MLM

    Bruce Bryant Felton
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    The Kannaway MLM Kannaway has gotten off to a great start with its prelaunch campaign. The marketing in my opinion has been fantastic. I mean the overall design (and speed) of their websites, the production of the videos for Kannaway have all been nothing but top notch. In spite of it all I still found myself asking “Is this really the best way to Sell Hemp?”  As people began sharing Kannaway with me the first thing I noticed were the links people were passing around to the Hemp Network, a company I first heard about in 2014 during their pre-launch as well. The idea of selling…
  • Generate More Leads In 5linx (SOLUTION HERE)

    Bruce Bryant Felton
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:07 pm
    I know what it’s like being in 5linx and not getting any results. I was there. This is by far the best solution that CAN help you dominate in your 5linx business. Anymore questions drop a comment below or contact me on Facebook. More information about the blog (click here) To get started now on the blog, click here       Extra $13,849 Per Month? Discover How I've Built A Profitable BlogPulling In TONS Of Traffic & Sales On Autopilot! I'll Show You My (Easy To Use) Methods & Daily Routine On HOW I Did This & How YOU Can Do The Same! (Info will be delivered to your inbox)
  • How To Start a Blog To Make Money

    Bruce Bryant Felton
    14 Feb 2015 | 7:41 am
    How To Start a Blog To Make Money   There are a many ways to really go about starting a blog to generate income. You can grab one for free from WordPress or grab an authority based blog. I’ll get into that in a sec.. Funny thing is, is that there are sh*t loads of people online who preach “Ooh, blogging is dead, son!” – typical response from someone who doesn’t really blog. They believe if they write ONE blog post they’ll become RICH. Nope. Doesn’t work like that. Don’t believe the non-sense. I’ve been blogging for the past 5 months…
  • Paycation Scam

    Bruce Bryant Felton
    13 Feb 2015 | 9:20 am
    I’m gonna keep this short and simple. You’re looking to see if Paycation is a legit company and if it’s a scam. No, it’s not a scam. Yes, it is legit. There’s no scam, no hidden fees, nor is there anything to really be worried about in regarding a shut down in the near future. I’m not affiliated with the company nor it’s product memberships. I do however know tons of friends who are indeed associated with this company. So I’m very familiar with the company and their structure.  Paycation is one of the leading providers of travel-related…
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  • The 10 Best Scavenger Hunt Cities in the World

    Andrew Long
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:56 am
    The Ten Best Corporate Scavenger Hunt Cities in the World At Scavenger Hunt Anywhere we are in the business of providing corporate team building scavenger hunts. So when we consider a location for a scavenger hunt, there are numerous criteria that we look for including, but not limited to: • Density. A term we use for how close together all the hunt tasks are, absed on the layout of the city. • Interest. The best scavenger hunt content comes from interesting landmarks like hotels, museums, architecture and other points of interest. • Safety. It just makes sense. • Cleanliness. A clean…
  • Scavenger Hunt Videos

    Andrew Long
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:55 am
    For many of the locations where we run our corporate scavenger hunts, we create a short video explaining the reasons why we think that location is a great spot for a scavenger hunt. Here are three videos, for example: Chicago Scavenger Hunt Video Montreal Scavenger Hunt Video Toronto Scavenger Hunt Video You can find more by visiting our location pages. You are reading Scavenger Hunt Videos by Scavenger Hunt Anywhere. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.
  • Spiky Strengths are important in Team Building

    Andrew Long
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:01 am
    When building a team, it may be best to bring on team members who excel in a small number of areas, then those who are expert generalists.  Learn more in this Business Standard article. You are reading Spiky Strengths are important in Team Building by Scavenger Hunt Anywhere. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.
  • Where was this photo taken?

    Andrew Long
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:06 am
    OK folks, this one is much trickier.  Where was this photo taken? Click here to submit your answer on our facebook page. You are reading Where was this photo taken? by Scavenger Hunt Anywhere. If you enjoyed this post, be sure to follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.
  • On The Hunt – Save on Team Building and more – January Newsletter

    Andrew Long
    7 Jan 2015 | 11:46 am
    This January, it pays to plan ahead. News on how to save on team building and more in Scavenger Hunt Anywhere’s January newsletter You are reading On The Hunt – Save on Team Building and more – January Newsletter 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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  • Trading View Chart

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    20 Feb 2015 | 10:44 pm
  • Forex Market

    LearnForexFree
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:55 am
    Forex Market Hours Forex market is open 24 hours a day. These traders to trade any time of day or night is a great opportunity. The market is most active and therefore has the biggest volume of trades is the best time to trade. Actively trade the markets catch a good trading opportunity and a good opportunity to make profits will create. Markets will slow down literally wasted your time and effort while – turn off your computer and do not even bother!  
  • Indian Forex Forum

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    17 Feb 2015 | 11:30 pm
    International foreign exchange market exchange rate fluctuations, high yield and high-risk opportunities for profit. The success of a business depends on many factors; one of them to work on the broker market offers a trading platform. Today most foreign exchange brokerage firms and their clients for MetaTrader 4 и MetaTrader 5 terminals prefer. Forex Forum mt5.com is designed for you – you are well on their way to the MetaTrader platform, sure. Our forum related to foreign exchange and money market experts predict search, professional traders and those who are new to Forex held by…
  • Forex Forums

    LearnForexFree
    17 Feb 2015 | 11:24 pm
    Forex Forum Forex market is trying to survive that other like-minded entrepreneurs can be a good way to find out. Have you ever been on a forex forum and you probably experienced traders and has a broad spectrum of methods. Types of Forex Trader Forum Advantages of Forex forum If you are experiencing the same frustrations and setbacks may have to communicate with other traders Forex forums are useful because they allow. Symbols of learning from each other and share positive and negative experiences can be considered a kind of training ground where. Traders do not always agree and often…
  • Life Insurance Investment

    LearnForexFree
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:46 am
    Life Insurance As an investment is to consider life insurance, you probably “buy term and invest the difference.”, Is heard saying recommend term life insurance is the best choice for most people the idea that because it is based on the least expensive type of life insurance and other investment leaves money for free. The term permanent life insurance, life insurance cash value of the other major categories,, policyholders allows for the collection, but permanent policies, and expensive management fees associated with financial adviser and agent the Commission considers that these…
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  • Inhouse vs Outsourced- Which Is Better For Your Business

    Peter Ishola
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:44 pm
    Outsourcing is a global practice that is currently gaining wide acceptance among lot of businesses. But the decision to either outsource a service or not can leave most people confused. When should a service be outsourced? What services can be outsourced? Is there a definite advantage outsourcing can add to a business apart from cost […]
  • BPO vs KPO | Understanding the differences between BPO and KPO

    Michael Peter
    9 Feb 2015 | 7:07 am
    Is there a difference between Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO)? When is an outsourced process categorized as BPO and when does it become KPO? Most importantly, how can a business know how to choose between the two? Fundamentally BPO and KPO are both subset of Outsourcing. During outsourcing, certain processes or tasks are […]
  • EXPERT COLLABORATION: The Key to Staying Abreast and Relevant in a fast paced and evolving Profession

    Shola Odeyinde
    30 Jan 2015 | 4:21 am
    The difference between success and failure for the 21st century HR professional is hinged on their ability to stay informed of best and improved practices and adopt the innovative and technological solution to drive their processes. In today’s business world characterized by global competition, increased expertise in specialized fields, technology evolution and constantly evolving trends […]
  • Top 3 Reasons Why Outsourcing Fails

    Michael Peter
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:46 am
    Outsourcing which is the delegation of one or more business processes to an outsourcing provider who then owns, manages and administers the selected processes based on defined and measurable performance metrics and Service Level Agreement (SLA) between the Client and the external provider This arrangement has continuously provided strategic solutions to various organizations by setting […]
  • Top 6 Outsourcing Magazine Everyone Must Read

    Niyi Adegboye
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:29 am
    One of the key challenges every business will face is either to outsource any part of its process or not. And when you have decided on what to outsource, the decision of how to go about the process is a huge challenge. One of this key challenges is how to pick the right outsourcing partner.   […]
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  • Growth vs. Fixed Mindset

    Karina Mikhli
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:57 am
    I had read Carol Dweck's theory on the fixed vs. growth mindset in the past, but was reminded of it by Amy Wilkinson, in The Creator's Code chapter on failing wisely. Carol explains that those with a fixed mindset value the end whereas those with a growth mindset value the means. And this can be encouraged, as she demonstrates with fifth graders that were given challenging puzzles. Some of them were commended for their achievement and how smart they were; the others for their effort and how much they accomplished. When both groups were given a further choice between an easy or difficult…
  • Too Fast?

    Karina Mikhli
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:08 am
    I took various forms of martial arts for many years and one of my favorites was Prepare, which is actually more of a self-defense system than a martial arts. It was all about "adrenal stress training" and learning how to react quickly and with full force against heavily armored instructors. After each "fight," we were trained to look around and assess the situation so not to miss a potential attacker behind us. This "tunnel vision" exists outside of that world too.  Everything moves so quickly today and making decisions quickly, iterating and pivoting quickly, reacting quickly, etcetra…
  • Blog Redesign

    Karina Mikhli
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:46 am
    Hope the redesign didn't throw you.... Now that the YourMBR website is more flushed out, although still a work-in-progress, and I've embedded the blog there for convenience, I needed to do a quick blog makeover so that it fit.Back tomorrow with my usual posting.
  • "To-Go Thinking"

    Karina Mikhli
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:03 am
    I just started reading Amy Wilkinson's The Creator's Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs. Unlike Lewis Schiff in Business Brilliance (who I wrote about in my last two posts, here and here), she focuses on six distinct characteristics that all of the interviewed super-successful entrepreneurs shared.One of them is what she calls "drive for daylight." They know how to remain super-focused on the horizon and the end goal and not get distracted from this. Part of this is "to-go thinking," focusing on what is yet to be done as opposed to what has already been done.She…
  • Leap from Failure to Business Brilliance

    Karina Mikhli
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:53 am
    I introduced Lewis Schiff's book, Business Brilliance: Surprising Lessons from the Greatest Self-Made Business Icons in my last post. I finished the book, loved it, and had to share two more of his lessons that made an impact.Iterating is something you hear about often in the startup and tech world (and I wrote about it earlier too); the other thing you will hear or read about in those circles is "failing." Some will go so far as to say "fail fast and often." Well, apparently self-made millionaires believe this too. Unlike the surveyed middle class who at most failed once…
 
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  • Lois Lerner Of IRS Got $129,300 Bonus, But For What?

    PaulJellicoe
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:33 pm
    Lois Lerner of the IRS received $129,300 in bonuses on top of her salary as head of the IRS Exempt Organizations unit accused of political targeting. But for what exactly is a fair question Republicans would like to have answered. The post Lois Lerner Of IRS Got $129,300 Bonus, But For What? appeared first on .
  • The Science Of Self-Confidence (And Why We Lose It If We Don’t Use It)

    PaulJellicoe
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:32 pm
    Without confidence, we can do little in life. With it, we can change the world. While science now proves we can build it at any age, self-confidence is also something we can lose if we don’t continually stretch ourselves and act with the confidence we aspire to have. The post The Science Of Self-Confidence (And Why We Lose It If We Don’t Use It) appeared first on .
  • Can I Still Collect Unemployment If I Get Fired?

    PaulJellicoe
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:26 pm
    I am a salesperson who’s in a bad job that I probably shouldn’t have taken in the first place. The post Can I Still Collect Unemployment If I Get Fired? appeared first on .
  • EA Access Gets Battlefield Hardline 10 Days Early On Xbox One

    PaulJellicoe
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:09 pm
    If you want to spend 10 hours playing some testosterone-infused virtual cops and robbers, you can do so with EA’s early access program on Xbox One. It’s a little bit longer than the usual six hours, and progress will carry over to the full retail release. Multiplayer is wide open, but players will be limited to just the intro and first chapter of the storyline. Access subscribers can turn on their games on March 12. The post EA Access Gets Battlefield Hardline 10 Days Early On Xbox One appeared first on .
  • HSBC Confirms That Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver Holds Swiss Bank Account

    PaulJellicoe
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:54 pm
    HSBC has recently confirmed that its chief executive, Stuart Gulliver, holds his bonuses within a Swiss bank account. The findings were made when HSBC responded to a report that £5 million was being held in an account that was controlled via a Panamanian company. Although the statement that HSBC issued did not make reference to the Panamanian company, it did point out that Gulliver has not only paid any due tax in the U.K., but lives in Hong Kong and also pays taxes there. The original Guardian article did not insinuate that Gulliver had done anything wrong in relation to the account, but as…
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