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  • The Pride of Association

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

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    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:08 am
    "When we care for others our own strength to live increases. When we help people expand their state of life, our lives also expand. Actions to benefit others are not separate from actions to benefit oneself. Our lives and the lives of others are ultimately inseparable." Dr Daisaku IkedaLet Love and Positivity Go ViralMy workshop participants frequently ask me, “How do I make my content go viral?” My answer, "Forget about making your content viral and focus on adding value to peoples' lives and Universe will bless you with what you deserve. Bhagwad Geeta says, "Do the work and forget…
  • The Fives Ways to Hack Your Brain's Productivity

    LT Copywriting - Professional Blog
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:14 pm
    More Honey. Less Time. Top 5 Productivity Hacks Do you want to be more productive, but don’t know how? Then you are in luck as this month’s Top 5 is how to become more productive during your daily routine. #1: Power Naps Feel like your mind is done for the day? Overworked? And Overwhelmed? Power naps are the best way to rejuvenate yourself as long as you don’t go over 30 minutes. Doing so enters you into a deeper sleep that causes the grogginess people feel after waking up and why they hate naps. #2: Take a Break Take at least 3 major breaks a day. This helps invigorate your…
  • 082: Steve Sims | How to Get Once-In-A-Lifetime Experiences

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    John Corcoran
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:07 pm
    Steve Sims will be the first person to say he’s a little intimidating. He’s a really big guy, he’s got a shaved head, and a huge goatee – and even his eyebrow is pierced like a pirate. He looks kind of like a construction worker or a big beefy bouncer outside of some big nightclub or maybe an MMA fighter… and in fact, he’s actually been all 3 of those in his life. But in spite of his appearances – or perhaps because of it – he has built an amazing business. He’s the founder of Bluefish luxury concierge – a high-end private concierge service that provides once in a…
  • Would you rather mine gold or sell kittens? (the surprising answer)

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    Greg Miliates
    8 Apr 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. On August 16, 1896, gold was discovered in the Klondike region of the Yukon, in northwest Canada. Over the next 3 years, roughly 100,000 people rushed there, hoping to strike it rich. (Yes, mining gold and consulting are a lot alike–stick with me for a minute and you’ll see). But getting to the Klondike was a brutal and dangerous ordeal. The most common route required hauling a year’s worth of supplies–literally 1 ton of food, tools, and provisions–on foot, over treacherous,…
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  • Ridiculous PR & Marketing Stunts That Worked

    William Comcowich
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:53 am
      Some marketing and PR ideas are ridiculous. But some ridiculous ideas actually work. Both small and large businesses can create unusual PR and marketing stunts that gain outsize attention. These are some of the most interesting ideas we’ve uncovered. 200 dozen donuts. Krispy Kreme UK delivered 200 dozen donuts to a job resourcing company’s [...]The post Ridiculous PR & Marketing Stunts That Worked appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • The Paradigm Shift in the PR-Media Relationship

    William Comcowich
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:40 am
      The relationship between public relations and the media has changed drastically. In fact, many seasoned PR professionals call the change “a paradigm shift.” Armed with an array of owned media websites, blogs and social media accounts, PR can bypass the media, better control the message, better track and measure results, and obtain better ROI. [...]The post The Paradigm Shift in the PR-Media Relationship appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • How Marketers Can Avoid Charges of Deceptive Marketing

    William Comcowich
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:26 am
      Marketers who are careless about their product claims could face charges from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for deceptive advertising. Just this past March, an FTC complaint charged Allstar Marketing Group with deceptive advertising over its “as-seen-on-TV” type products such as Snuggies and the Magic Mesh door cover. The telemarketing company led consumers to [...]The post How Marketers Can Avoid Charges of Deceptive Marketing appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • PR Lessons from Apple

    William Comcowich
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:27 am
      Apple’s PR is often described as disciplined, legendary, and the most effective in the world. Observers greeted its Apple Watch PR promotions with similar accolades. SeekingAlpha contributor Steven Isakson (who is long on Apple) described the typical Apple PR promotion as “a masterful concerto of leaks, top-secret seeding with chosen developers, details shared through [...]The post PR Lessons from Apple appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
  • Sony, Visa Explain How They Use Social Media Monitoring & Measurement

    William Comcowich
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:57 am
      Social media monitoring and measurement can help analyze audiences and improve online marketing campaigns, digital marketing experts explained in a Social Media Today webinar.  Representatives from Sony and Visa described how they use social media listening to help their brands without drowning them in data. Sony focuses on different data depending on the customer [...]The post Sony, Visa Explain How They Use Social Media Monitoring & Measurement appeared first on CyberAlert Blog.
 
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  • Would you rather mine gold or sell kittens? (the surprising answer)

    Greg Miliates
    8 Apr 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. On August 16, 1896, gold was discovered in the Klondike region of the Yukon, in northwest Canada. Over the next 3 years, roughly 100,000 people rushed there, hoping to strike it rich. (Yes, mining gold and consulting are a lot alike–stick with me for a minute and you’ll see). But getting to the Klondike was a brutal and dangerous ordeal. The most common route required hauling a year’s worth of supplies–literally 1 ton of food, tools, and provisions–on foot, over treacherous,…
  • The $1,000,000 drop of solder (what are your big wins?)

    Greg Miliates
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. John D. Rockefeller created the Standard Oil Company in 1870, eventually building it into the largest oil refiner in the world, and becoming America’s first billionaire. His worth was estimated to be $336 billion in today’s dollars, making him the richest person in history. Clearly, he knew how to create big wins. And you can do exactly the same–even if you’re barely starting out. While at the helm of Standard Oil, Rockefeller was known for his attention to detail and relentless…
  • New Year goals: how to get what you really want this time

    Greg Miliates
    2 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. In my last post, I asked you to tell me what your goals are for the new year. A lot of you emailed me, and I noticed most people made a key mistake. I’ll share both the mistake, and part 1 of a 2-part fix today (I’ll share the 2nd part in my next email). Before we even get started though, consider WHY you want to achieve your goals? For example, Richard M. emailed me this: I think we all share that feeling. For me, my dad died when he was 47 (shortly before I graduated from college). As I get…
  • A skyscraper nearly collapsed — what it means for you

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

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

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

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:08 am
    "When we care for others our own strength to live increases. When we help people expand their state of life, our lives also expand. Actions to benefit others are not separate from actions to benefit oneself. Our lives and the lives of others are ultimately inseparable." Dr Daisaku IkedaLet Love and Positivity Go ViralMy workshop participants frequently ask me, “How do I make my content go viral?” My answer, "Forget about making your content viral and focus on adding value to peoples' lives and Universe will bless you with what you deserve. Bhagwad Geeta says, "Do the work and forget…
  • Mirror Mirror on the Wall- Archna Mohan's Story

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

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:38 am
    We go through four phases of life viz.a) You can do Magicb) I can do Magic to myselfc) We can do Magic to each otherd) Let's spread the Magic aroundWhere does the magic lie? Who is a "Magic Partner" and how does she / he create magic?Find out in the Full Post on LinkedIn
  • Dr Kousar Ali Shah- A Story of Tough Love

    DR AMIT NAGPAL, PhD
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Dr Kousar Ali Shah- A Story of Healthcare LeadershipMore presentations from Dr Kousar Ali Shah
 
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  • Shift to online music underscores power of a handful of tech giants

    Joeri Mol, Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies & Co-Director of Cluster for the study of Organisation Society and Markets (COSM) at University of Melbourne
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:22 pm
    They came in like a wrecking ball... online firms like YouTube, Spotify and Apple have fundamentally changed the way we consume. But whose rights are protected? AAP Image/Julian SmithDigital music downloads and online streaming sales have now overtaken sales of CDs and records for the first time, underscoring just how fundamentally the internet has changed the way we consume. The UK-based trade group the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has reported that global market revenue from digital music sales represented 46% of all sales last year, coming to $US6.85 billion. By…
  • What Jeremy Clarkson taught us about incivility in the workplace

    Simon Burgess, Lecturer in Management (Business Ethics, Professional Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility) at University of New England
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Before the biff: James May, Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond during the filming of a 'Top Gear' episode AAP/EPA/Andy RainThe BBC had little choice: they could hardly renew Jeremy Clarkson’s contract after he’d biffed a producer into the emergency department. The BBC’s internal investigation reveals that the hapless producer, Oisin Tymon, suffered a swollen and bloodied lip due to “a physical altercation accompanied by sustained and prolonged verbal abuse of an extreme nature”. As far as workplace incivility goes, the incident was clearly on the serious side, and it is…
  • China's growing labour movement offers hope for workers globally

    Tom Barnes, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Religion, Politics and Society at Australian Catholic University
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Chinese workers are often aided by NGOs and usually receive little to no help from the main Chinese trade union. EPA/ALEX HOFFORDThe growing labour movement in China, as fragmented and repressed as it is, offers hope for workers everywhere as an example of organising and protecting themselves against incredible odds. Independent labour organising and independent trade unions are banned and workers do not have the legal right to strike. But millions of workers have organised autonomously and staged “wildcat”, or unofficial, strikes, with the main union charged with representing Chinese…
  • Explainer: COAG and the 'GST carve-up'

    John Freebairn, Professor, Department of Economics at University of Melbourne
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:25 pm
    COAG meets to discuss the allocation of GST. Flickr/Matt Stewart, CC BYPremiers, territory leaders and the federal government are meeting at the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) today in Canberra and high on the agenda is the re-distribution of GST revenues, particularly to Western Australia, which is facing a reduction in its allocation. COAG will discuss the “GST carve-up” - that is, the proportion of GST allocated to individual states and territories. The GST is collected by the Commonwealth and then redistributed. The share of the GST sum allocated to each state is designed to…
  • East-West Link shows miserable failure of planning process

    Graeme Hodge, Professor, Monash Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies, Faculty of Law at Monash University
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:25 pm
    Taxpayers are the ultimate losers when governments fail to manage expensive infrastructure projects. AAP/Joe CastroTwo cheers for resolving the East-West toll road project mess. The agreement reached by the Andrews Government in Victoria to pay the consortium $339 million for its bid costs and early work is unprecedented, but also honourable and transparent. It was always going to involve considerable pain on all sides, because it was created by Labor, by the Coalition and by the consortium in the first place. But what a tangled government-business ‘partnership’! Signed contract deals, a…
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  • Stuck In A Slump

    Amy Havok
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Recently, I feel like I’ve been stuck in a bit of a rut in my life. A lot of this is probably because of the dread of having my wisdom teeth out (I panic about things for ages before they actually happen, then they happen and a lot of the time they’re not as big […] The post Stuck In A Slump appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • How to have a productive conversation with your accountant

    Morena Russell
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:59 am
    Sometimes it feels that accountants speak a different language. It is a language that only they know and boy don’t they love it! You’ve got to understand their side of the story though. It takes forever to learn that stuff! I know all about that as it is taking me ages to qualify. Before I […] The post How to have a productive conversation with your accountant appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • Book review: How to Write Well by Susan Feehan

    Victoria Morrison
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:46 am
    Our Book Club review today is How to Write Well When You Don’t Know Where to Start by Susan Feehan. The main aim of this book is to help the reader write well – whether you are writing an email, a screenplay, a blog post or a business plan. Or even a book review. SUMMARY […] The post Book review: How to Write Well by Susan Feehan appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • Domestic abuse – it’s not just being a punchbag

    Sherry Bevan
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    As a mum, my children getting bullied is one of my worst nightmares. In my personal blog this week, I wrote about bullying after reading an article in The Guardian based on the results of the annual survey from Ditch The Label, an anti-bullying charity. To my mind, it seems inevitable that a bully at school (whether physical or emotional) grows […] The post Domestic abuse – it’s not just being a punchbag appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
  • Presenting … Your Business

    Lesley Morrissey
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    I attend a fair few networking events and have listened to hundreds of businesses stand up and do their ‘elevator pitch’.  Sadly, many ramble unfocusedly (is that a word) about the services or products they sell, often starting off with “You all know what I do …”.  I want to shout “No, I don’t – […] The post Presenting … Your Business appeared first on Birds on the Blog.
 
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  • London Paramount theme park to hold public consultations

    F Depraetere
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:47 am
    (Theme Park News) London Resort Company Holdings, the developer behind the multi-billion pound London Paramount Entertainment Resort in North Kent, will be hosting ten public consultation events in Dartford and Gravesham between 29 April and 14 May. Visitors to the exhibitions will have the opportunity to view the emerging masterplan, a range of proposed transport […]
  • New attraction “FlyOver America” launches at Mall of America

    F Depraetere
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:55 am
    (Attractions News) Mall of America has announced the first-ever FlyOver America attraction to open in Spring 2016. FlyOver America is a flight simulation ride that brings guests on an aerial tour of some of the greatest landmarks and regions throughout the United States in virtual flight technology. The attraction will be a fully immersive experience […]
  • Ireland’s Tayto Park opens new Simworx 5D cinema for 2015 season

    F Depraetere
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:33 am
    (Theme Park News) UK-based Simworx, a leading supplier of media based dynamic simulation attractions, has installed a new 5D special effects cinema at Tayto Park in Co. Meath, Ireland, for the start of the 2015 season. The new attraction, housed in a brand new building, is the only 5D cinema in Ireland and features 48 […]
  • Electrosonic’s AV expertese helps fans enjoy The Marvel Experience

    F Depraetere
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:09 am
    (Attractions News) “The Marvel Experience” is an immersive attraction that gives Marvel fans the opportunity to become agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in training. Using numerous interactives, augmented reality technology and multi-person gaming, fans join Spider-Man, Hulk and Iron Man in a fight against Red Skull, M.O.D.O.K. and an army of evil Adaptoids. Produced by Hero Ventures, […]
  • IMG Worlds of Adventure announces Avengers ride for its Marvel zone

    F Depraetere
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:45 am
    (Theme Park News) IMG Worlds of Adventure announced that it will develop an Avengers ride at its Dubai indoor park, which is slated to open this year. Developers of what is expected to be one of the largest indoor themed destinations in the world said the ride, called ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ would build stereoscopic […]
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  • 7 Things I Learned Launching a Physical Product

    Andy
    30 Mar 2015 | 2:03 pm
    Recently, we changed our homepage ‘tagline’ at Plum Deluxe from “making moments matter” to Home of the Best Monthly Tea Subscription Box. With tea subscribers in 34 states and growing (literally, every time I write the number down, it goes up), it seems like our tea business has exponentially outgrown any other initiative we’ve done before. I’ve had many business questions about it, so I’d like to share some of my biggest lessons learned nearly 9 months into this new (ad)venture. 1. Photography and descriptive positioning are key for products. In a…
  • Talking Podcasts and Pinterest

    Andy
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:36 am
    I’ve been very busy on the podcast circuit lately – it seems to be one of those things where you do one and then several other opportunities show up. I love podcasts, both as a listener and as a guests – my intention is to launch one over at Plum Deluxe sometime in 2015. These recent interviews have a ton of useful business tips, so I wanted to share links so you can check them out. (Co-working with fellow entrepreneur Kari Chapin, who is launching a podcast of her own soon!) The Startup Sessions with Michael Knouse (talking about building an audience, mindfully) MCNG…
  • How often should you update your web design?

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

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

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

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

    Cathy Miller
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Every business has them – business forms for collecting information in all shapes and sizes. Some are paper. Others are electronic. Done right, business forms can be one of your most valuable forms of business communication. Our sixth post of our alphabetic journey through business communication offers tips for ensuring your business forms are in good shape. Business Forms Fulfill You may view business forms as a necessary evil. Or perhaps you don’t give them much thought. But when you think about it, business forms often deliver your customers’ first impressions about your…
  • Eradication Tips for 10 Email Annoyances

    Cathy Miller
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Eradicate email annoyances! Email is often: abused attacked and declared dead Yet for all that email has endured, email endures. Pew Research Center reports six in ten (61%) American workers who use the internet rate email as “very important” for doing their job. Our fifth post of our alphabetic journey through business communication, embraces all that is good about email and eradicates the annoyances. Email Annoyances The following are 10 tips that may erase the annoying from this important form of business communication. The annoyances are separated into two categories – those…
  • Devilishly-Detailed Business Communication

    Cathy Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Devilishly detailed Details, details, details. In our online world, details have become the devil director of doomed business communication. Details get a bad rap. We need details to tell our story Details establish proof Details define our message Business communication without details is a meaningless shell of words. That doesn’t mean we need to share EVERY SINGLE DETAIL. In the fourth post of our alphabetic journey through business communication, you discover the devil is in the details. Learn how to balance devilish details for better business communication. Tweet This Damned if…
  • 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…
 
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  • Unblock Your Project Pipeline And “Get Your Ducks In A Row”

    Richard Stobart
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:37 am
    Projects get stuck, it’s a fact of life. Whether you use agile or other methodologies to develop your applications it can still happen. It’s not just individual applications, if you have a large numbers of projects to work on (products or otherwise), sometimes it’s hard to even agree an order in which to start work, … Continued
  • 6 Ways To Make The Migration To Cloud Less Daunting

    Lilac Schoenbeck
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:01 am
    Are you running out of data centre space? Do you need to reduce the time spent maintaining physical hardware? Are you facing an influx of short term projects? The reasons to transition to cloud continue to stack up, and stories about cloud benefits and successes are only becoming more prominent. Still, many organisations and IT … Continued
  • IT Trend Setting: Has Government Leapfrogged The Private Sector?

    Nigel Wilson
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:28 am
    Since the credit crisis, one word has defined the UK public sector: austerity. In its attempt to reduce the national deficit, the UK Government has cut spending across much of the public sector and directed departments to identify and eliminate areas of waste. This has been especially evident in the NHS, which has made great … Continued
  • Business Intelligence For Ubiquitous Collaboration

    Bob Middleton
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:07 am
    In my last post, Innovators Use Data, I mentioned ubiquitous collaboration, amongst a number of excellent reasons why innovators use data. This time I wanted to dive into some detail on what this means. I’d like to posit a scenario that may be all too familiar to many business people. You and your colleagues are investigating new … Continued
  • 5 Signs You May Need To Optimise Your Enterprise Data Warehouses

    Davy Nys
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:33 am
    Enterprise Data Warehouses (EDWs) are struggling to support rising data volumes, causing performance problems and, in the worst case scenario, making it impossible to meet service level agreements. Sound familiar? Many companies can’t simply solve throw additional infrastructure at the problem because the costs involved are too high. This is especially true in situations where … Continued
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  • Dire Directions: Keep Your Business from Facing Insolvency

    EpicLaunch
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    British businesses have been entering insolvency in record numbers. One surprising reason they seem unable to catch their own decline is that they are simply unable to recognize the warning signs when they come. You base your insights on poor budgets and cash flow plans No business can operate without well-thought-out budgets and cash flow forecasts. Many companies, though, put their plans together with nothing more than gut instinct. Turning instead to business data and other logical methods is likely to be more informative, and offer the warning signs necessary. Your company frequently…
  • What to Look for in a Computer Network

    EpicLaunch
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    A computer network is a telecommunications network that allows systems to exchange data between one another. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know when setting up your network, from connection types, internal systems, and, most importantly, how to protect it. Wired or Wireless? While wireless networking is becoming the standard in offices across the country, wired networking still has its advantages. Going wireless gives you more flexibility regarding where you want to set up your equipment, which is especially important if you have a lot of laptop users in your office. It also gives…
  • How to Create a Successful Online Business

    EpicLaunch
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    E-commerce is the fastest growing retail market in Europe. Sales in the UK, Germany, France, Sweden, The Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Spain are expected to grow from £132.05bn in 2014 to £156.67bn in 2015, marking an 18.4% increase. The UK (£44.97bn) makes up the bulk of online spending, followed by Germany (£36.23bn) and France (£26.38bn). If you’re looking to get in on the action, you’ll need to know how to create a successful online business. Think Different Apple’s famous slogan coined in 1997, “think different,” now symbolises the company’s turn of fortune following…
  • Modernization of medicine

    EpicLaunch
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:03 am
    When we talk about the medicine in the past, we usually have in mind a picture from an old movie. If not that, we think about World Wars or Medieval conflicts. In these situations, doctors and surgeons were working with minimal resources making the best out of the given situation. As the global society progressed, so did the medicine. Countries started investing less in military and more in economy, medicine and other fields that would bring social stability and progress without shedding blood. Human kind became sophisticated, realizing that the protection and sustainability of the human life…
  • No Fail Fixes: 4 Out of the Box Tips for Boosting Business

    EpicLaunch
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:13 am
    You’re in a slump, and you need to get out fast. Here are 4 off the wall ideas that will jumpstart your company and make it easier to exit when the time comes. Getting A Short-Term Loan A short-term loan can provide you with the financing you need for operating expenses, R&D, or pretty much anything else. These bad credit business loans aren’t that difficult to qualify for, either. As long as you’re still making some money, you can probably qualify for a small loan to get you going. Move Your Company’s Money Into Insurance If you’re worried about an exit strategy for your…
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    Zylun

  • Winning the Talent War for Software Developers

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

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

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

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

    admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 9:48 am
    Feature image courtesy of 401kcalculator.org 2014 via Flickr. It’s no secret that health care costs have been steadily increasing in the last decade. But in recent years, the growth of health care spending has reached absurd levels. Consider these: • Cost of preferred provider organization (PPO) plans is expected to increase by 8.7% in 2014; health maintenance organizations (HMO) plans to rise by 8.6% (as reported by the Los Angeles Times, May 2014) * • Average yearly coverage cost for employers and workers is up to $12,535 in 2014 compared to $11,938 in 2013 (according to surveys…
 
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    Joanne Dewberry

  • Does the way you look affect job prospects?

    Joanne Dewberry
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:17 am
    Does the way you look affect your job prospects? One would hope in this day and age it doesn’t but I think we have to be realistic about how often we as a person pass assumptions about people and places without even realising. In 2014 GradWeb conducted a survey amongst their client base to see […] The post Does the way you look affect job prospects? appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Can office comfort boost productivity?

    Joanne Dewberry
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:37 am
    Like a lot of people, you might find that your concentration ebbs and flows throughout the working day. Failing to get enough sleep at night or overindulging in the staff canteen at lunch can contribute to feelings of tiredness and make it harder to concentrate, but there may be more to your fluctuating work rates. […] The post Can office comfort boost productivity? appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Using social media to drive traffic to your blog

    Joanne Dewberry
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:30 am
    Writing a blog post is just the start of the journey and most of the time the easiest!  I’ve looked before at ways to drive traffic to your blog which included gravatar and comment luv, but the hard work comes from getting people to read and share that content.  Social media is a great way […] The post Using social media to drive traffic to your blog appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • What’s your pro-file? It’s not what you do it’s the way that you do it!

    Joanne Dewberry
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:32 am
    When it comes to office organisation I am a mess! I keep insisting it’s a problem caused by lack of storage etc .. but even with a healthy abundance of shelves I still seem to be surrounded by “stuff”. I think it’s more my “Justin Case” attitude! I’m always a bit too worried to part […] The post What’s your pro-file? It’s not what you do it’s the way that you do it! appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
  • Worldwide Reach: Conference Calls Expand the Tech Industry Connection

    Joanne Dewberry
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:39 am
    The tech industry is a rapidly growing industry that shows no signs of slowing down. There are so many areas in which technology is used, and thus so many business areas that technology is present, from the medical industry to education. The tech industry has its hand in pretty much every pot. With the tech […] The post Worldwide Reach: Conference Calls Expand the Tech Industry Connection appeared first on Joanne Dewberry.
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    SunGard Availability Services UK / Blog

  • Cloud Hangover costs an average of more than £486 million every year

    Keith Tilley
    17 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    During my time at Sungard Availability Services (and that’s more than 35 years!) I have witnessed the market progressively move towards what we now know as cloud computing, including the rise of grid and utility computing. The excitement and hype around cloud computing has been unprecedented in the last five years, and rightly so. Nothing has had quite the same impact on the market. The benefits of cloud computing span all facets of an organisation, enabling a shift from capital intensive to operational cost models, greater efficiency and agility, and the potential for reduced complexity.
  • Welcome to the future!

    Daren Howell
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    With 85% of enterprises feeling that virtual desktops are complex and time-consuming, we’re pleased to say that Virtual Desktop just got better. From the beginning of April, Sungard AS Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) – a fully integrated enterprise solution, delivered by a single provider – is now available to the market. We teamed up with the world’s leading desktop vendors – Cisco, NetApp and Citrix – to create a DaaS solution that ensures you stay in complete control of your IT. “This service has been in high demand from our customer base, and they trust Sungard…
  • Sungard Availability Services has the right prescription for RCPI’s IT Infrastructure

    Sungard Availability Services UK
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    ““Our infrastructure posed severe capacity constraints. Now these have been removed we are able to expand wherever we see opportunities.” “ — Adrian Rath, ICT Manager, RCPI The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) is a professional body that equips doctors and other healthcare professionals with the skills and knowledge they need to care for their patients and to run safe and efficient healthcare systems. Established in 1654, RCPI harnesses the expertise of its members to improve healthcare, whether it’s one-to-one with a patient or on a national, strategic level.
  • METRO SHIPPING FINDS CLOUD RECOVERY SERVICE PLAIN SAILING

    Sungard Availability Services UK
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:56 am
    View the full case study here.  Customer name: Metro Shipping Challenge: With hundreds of time-sensitive global freight movements to co-ordinate each day and reams of associated documentation to process, it is no exaggeration to say that IT is the lifeblood of Metro Shipping’s business. With customers demanding visibility of their shipments’ progress at any time of the day or night, downtime is simply not an option. Solution: Recover2Cloud and Workforce Recovery About: “If our systems were down for any prolonged period of time our customers would go elsewhere. If we can’t do the job,…
  • Cloud Hangover Costs UK Businesses Over £1bn Every Year

    Sungard Availability Services UK
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    Research from Sungard Availability Services® finds that unexpected costs, integration challenges and increased IT complexity are all contributing to a ‘Cloud Hangover’   London, United Kingdom – Sungard Availability Services® (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, today announces research which reveals that businesses are spending over £1bn each year on maintaining cloud services, and hidden costs and teething problems associated with their cloud computing projects. The research questioned 150 senior IT…
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    Ask Conny Small Business Financial Solutions

  • It’s Tax Day. Owe Money? Make Your Payment Directly on the IRS Website.

    Conny
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:50 am
    None of us like to find out we’ve come up short on our withholding or estimated taxes. That news delivered by your accountant or tax software can really ruin your day. But if you have to send money to the IRS, you can pay up easily on the IRS website using Direct Pay. And if […]
  • Can’t get your taxes together by April 15th? File for an extension.

    Conny
    12 Apr 2015 | 7:44 am
    You can apply for an automatic extension for filing your 2014 personal federal income taxes (Form 1040) by filling out Form 4868. It’s simple & the 6 month extension is automatic. Here’s the big caveat, though. It is only an extension of time to file your tax return, NOT an extension of time to pay […]
  • Home Office Tax Deduction Options

    Conny
    11 Apr 2015 | 8:19 am
    If you use a portion of your home exclusively as a home office, you can usually deduct it as a business expense. And if you use a portion of your home exclusively for other business uses, such as product storage, you may also be able to deduct that expense. There are two options available to […]
  • Still Need to File Your 2014 taxes? File for Free on the IRS Website.

    Conny
    10 Apr 2015 | 2:08 pm
    It’s the last weekend before the tax filing deadline and stress is running pretty high for many of us. If your income is $60,000 or less, make it a little easier on yourself by using the IRS FreeFile website to file your federal 1040 return. You’ll have a choice of online software programs provided by […]
  • Paying for College Tuition? Don’t Miss Out on These Tax Credits

    Conny
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:11 am
    Putting yourself or kids through college is very expensive, so don’t miss out on these 2 education tax credits if you’re eligible. Tax credits reduce your taxes dollar for dollar, so they can take some of the bite out of your 2014 tax bill. The credits are available for you, your spouse or claimed dependents. […]
 
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    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies

  • [Power of 3 Interview] Victor Antonio

    Roberto Monaco
    1 Apr 2015 | 5:34 pm
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter San Diego, Ca Perfect 75 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dear 10X Business Builder, I have been trying to interview this guy for over 1 year and finally I got it!!! (persistence pays off) I am super excited to introduce to you our friend and sales trainer extraordinaire Victor Antonio. Victor Antonio is a “youtube star” and he provides cutting edge sales training to audiences all over the world. Please grab a pen and paper (or open your word document) to capture his “keeler” (that is killer…
  • [VIDEO] How to Know What Your Audience REALLY Wants and How to Give it To Them.

    Roberto Monaco
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter San Diego, Ca Sunny 73 Degrees ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Without knowledge action is useless and knowledge without action is futile.” – Abu Bakr Dear 10X business builder, That is why successful speaking has both, knowledge and action. There are several ways to gather the right knowledge for your speaking gigs. For example, you can You can interview the person in charge of the meeting or speaking opportunity You can do research on the internet about a company or group You can call some of the…
  • The Dead Honest Truth on How To Make Your Audience Participate

    Roberto Monaco
    5 Feb 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Presentation Skills « Business Growth Strategies - 10X Business Letter 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 audience engagement…
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    Naomi Simson's Blog

  • Good is the enemy of Great – Jim Collins

    Naomi Simson
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:27 pm
    It is now more than a month since I sat enthralled with thousands of other Australians listening to one of the worlds great business commentators – Jim Collins. Having consumed his books and been influenced by his insights into leadership and greatness, I wondered what would stand out for me as time moves on. His delivery style was authentic, and very grounded – he was happy to share stories about his personal life as well as his work. It is with reflection that I share my insights from his keynote – if for no other reason than I will be able to refer to it myself in the future.
  • Shark Tank Australia Episode Nine on TEN Sunday 12 April 7.30pm

    Naomi Simson
    12 Apr 2015 | 3:36 am
    In some ways Episode Nine was all about family. I think many people would have robust discussions based on their personal experience with the problems that each of our entrepreneurs presented to the Sharks. I remember as a young mum literally juggling two small children at bath time – Problem solved CharliChair.  I put it to a bunch young people in my life (ie my kids and their friends who are at uni) what they thought of the idea of trading uni notes on line. I believe in collaborative consumption – but as Josh told me – “You’ve got to know the person who wrote…
  • The future of retail… Why Freckleberry changed its spots?

    Naomi Simson
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:34 pm
    Is the end of bricks and mortar retail approaching? In the most recent episode of TEN’s Shark Tank, John McGrath talked in depth about the rise of online retail versus bricks and mortar. I thought the topic was worth exploring more, because the jury is still out as to what is the most effective business model for retailing. Before RedBalloon was started back in 2001, I looked at all sorts of online business opportunities. One thing I noted was that it needed to be revolutionary. Most things at the time were evolutionary, like Greengrocer.com – a great site, but you could still walk down…
  • Has Shark Tank made pitching the new Aussie national sport?

    Naomi Simson
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:15 am
    Move over Monopoly, Scrabble and Jenga; there’s a new game in town, and I seem to be playing it every day. My guess is the other Sharks are playing it too. Official kick off starts at 7.30pm on Sunday nights in close to a million homes across Australia, but it’s played outside those hours too. Who knows, it could become a new national sport. The game I’m talking about is called ‘Pitch It’. When we started filming Shark Tank, it was hard to imagine how Australia would react to the show. Would they love or loathe it? Would they respond well to Aussie innovation on screen? Would it…
  • Shark Tank Australia Episode Eight on TEN Sunday 29 March 7.30pm

    Naomi Simson
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:38 am
    Here are my notes that I took on set during the shooting of this episode. Italian fast food, an online portal, deodorant – and I don’t know how to categorize the G-Stick – oral hygiene I guess. There were laughs – but plenty of advice and insights. Tommy Sugo – Fast fabulous authentic Italian pasta -  very impressive presentation (including the fantastic arancini balls). With one store in operation, and father in-law a key supplier – the founders had set the business up well. They wanted a franchise engine for national coverage. I felt there was something that…
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    Great Results Teambuilding

  • Would YOU do this for me?

    Sean Glaze
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Hello Managers and Team Leaders!  You have something I want… I just finished my most recent book, Rapid Teamwork (more info to come on that this summer!), and I am excited about beginning work on the next writing project to help people like you be more effective in leading their teams. What I want is your help with identifying which of the topics would be most beneficial to serving you and your current situation. So – I am asking a favor.  Would you take 2-3 minutes (that’s all, I promise!) to answer a TWO question online survey that will help me to focus on delivering…
  • Five Greatest Qualities of an Effective Event Facilitator

    Sean Glaze
    2 Apr 2015 | 5:06 am
    If you are searching for an effective event facilitator to help with any group productivity meeting, there are a number of things you should consider. A strong facilitator will discuss goals with the meeting planner and have a thorough understanding of the meeting’s purpose prior to his or her arrival.  It is vital that the facilitator understands expectations… He or she will also be skilled enough to create a feeling of safety and trust in order to foster more honest and productive communication throughout the event, and establish effective ground rules for productive feedback during…
  • 9 Spartan Race Lessons on Leadership and Teamwork

    Sean Glaze
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:27 pm
    A few weeks ago I experienced my first Spartan Sprint. The “Sprint” is a 4-5 mile obstacle course race created by Joe De Sena, an entrepreneur and extreme endurance race enthusiast.  In 2012, Outside magazine designated it the “Best Obstacle Race,” and hundreds of thousands of people have participated in Spartan race events around the world. I figured it would be a fun experience for my family and I to share. So on the Saturday morning of the race, my wife and I, along with our three children (ages 16, 14, and 11) hopped in our SUV and made our way to the race site, prepared…
  • “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.
 
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    The Hiring Tips

  • How Can One Possibly Equal Three?

    Stan Dubin
    4 Apr 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Kip Tindell and the Container Store and how they created an enormous success!        
  • Let’s Walk Through Your Résumé

    Stan Dubin
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:35 pm
    The key to the effectiveness of this tip is your observation of the applicant as he walks you through each part of the résumé—his résumé!        
  • Count the Number of Times She Said…

    Stan Dubin
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:11 am
    The point of this hiring tip is to add up all of the times the applicant said “I” and all of the times he said “we.”        
  • Why Did You Leave Your Job?

    Stan Dubin
    7 Mar 2015 | 2:01 pm
    To whatever extent possible, we want to cut through the rehearsed answer to this question.        
  • “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.        
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    EMA Blog

  • Understanding Borrower Behavior: What the Lending Industry Needs to Do

    admin
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:55 am
    Understanding and predicting borrower behavior has always played a major role in the lending business. Despite its clinching role, the mortgage industry, has never had a sophisticated mechanism in place to analyze borrower behavior. This, even after the lesson learnt in 2008, when default rates ruined the country’s economy. Credit score —a tool developed in the 1980s—still happens to be the deciding factor in determining the creditworthiness of an individual, thus leaving the industry at the mercy of a faulty and incomplete method of computation. Why the Methodology is Faulty Today’s…
  • Going Digital Can Help Lenders Deliver a More Customized Experience

    admin
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:05 am
    In the mortgage industry, the one thing that is critical to a lenders business is customization.  As lenders have to build their business around distinct customer segments, customization can transform the borrower-lender relationship into a personalized experience that customers crave for. But what does personalization mean for the lender? It means engaging with the customer in their preferred ways at different touch points. In the traditional form of engagement it would mean the lender visiting the buyer’s home for helping him with the loan process. Surely, it meant making things a lot…
  • MBA’s 101st Annual Convention and Expo 2014

    admin
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:28 am
    The Mortgage Bankers Association 101st Annual Convention & Expo 2014 is an acclaimed mortgage event where mortgage experts and real estate finance professionals from the world over congregate to address the important issues facing the mortgage industry today. The event offers a wealth of business and networking opportunities to top industry leaders and major performers. Attendees can hear from industry experts on the issues impacting mortgage business and also learn about the latest products which can be leveraged to improve services. In keeping with its practice of engaging dynamic…
  • How Technology has changed the Mortgage Landscape

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    The one thing that a prospective home buyer has been too scared of is the process of procuring loans. It involves going through a maze of complicated and never ending processes, much of which is beyond their knowledge and understanding. At a time, when technology has uncomplicated matters in every walk of life, loan procurement process too has undergone a transformational change. For those who believe things still remain the same, it’s time for a revisit. A string of amazing technological advancements has contributed hugely in simplifying loan processing today. The advent of e-signature,…
  • What QM Means for Lenders

    admin
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:55 am
    Last January, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau set forth new rules and regulations that impact both borrowers and lenders. One part of the statute that is of special interest is the definition of Qualified Mortgages. These would be more difficult for consumers to challenge later on with regard to ability to repay rules. The Basics The new rules place responsibility in the hands of mortgage lenders when it comes to determining that a borrower is indeed able to pay back their loan. According to CFPB director Richard Cordray, 2 million households across the country are still at high risk…
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    Midlands perspective

  • Midlands' Real Estate gets off to a flying start in 2015

    Midlandsblog
    7 Apr 2015 | 3:21 am
    As we finish the first quarter of 2015, so far the Real Estate market is living up to expectations, with regional cities, such as Birmingham, benefiting most.2014 was an outstanding year for the UK property market with investment reaching a level not seen since before the downturn and returns at 20 year highs. The consensus envisages a moderation in performance in 2015, but our view is that this cycle has further to run.  Within the Midlands, and Birmingham particularly, we are seeing continued demand from a wide range of investors. Not only inward investment from funds, property companies…
  • 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…
 
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    HBBR

  • Are Iran's Crude Supply Fears Overblown?

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on April 8, 2015. By Sarfaraz A. KhanOn the first day of the second quarter, the benchmark WTI prices posted the biggest gain in more than two months as traders weighed the possibility of peaking U.S. production, thanks to some positive indicators. The rally continued in the subsequent days as prices rose above $53 a barrel on Tuesday, but dropped to $52 a barrel in the early hours of Wednesday. All the while, the market has been trying to figure out how the biggest geopolitical wild card, the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1, which…
  • Royal Dutch Shell Takes The First Step, Focus Shifts To Exxon Mobil

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:42 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on April 9, 2015.By Sarfaraz A. Khan Historically, a prolonged slump in oil prices has led to an uptake in the M&A activity in the exploration and production space. After the drop in oil prices in the late 1990s, for instance, the industry witnessed two massive deals -- BP (NYSE:BP)'s acquisition of Amoco for $64.3 billion and Exxon's $85.6 billion merger with Mobil that gave birth to Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM). Those deals reshaped the oil and gas industry. Following the 50% slump in oil prices in the second half of 2014, the markets…
  • Shale Oil's Burst-In-Progress Is Due To The Treadmill Dynamics

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:48 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on March 30, 2015.By Sarfaraz A. KhanSeveral shale producers have grown rapidly over the last decade, due to the healthy pricing environment and availability of capital. These companies spent billions in unlocking the United States' vast tight oil resources and played a key role in making this nation the world's biggest oil producer, ahead of Saudi Arabia and Russia. However, some of these producers have also taken a lot of debt to drill new wells, and the stock of these companies felt the brunt of the oil price collapse.Take, SandRidge Energy…
  • Frank's International: A Hidden Gem In The Oilfield-Services Patch Is On Sale

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:46 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on March 27, 2015.By Sarfaraz A. KhanThe oilfield services company Frank's International (NYSE:FI) is a fairly unknown stock. The company is one of the oldest names in the energy sector, yet it barely gets any coverage in the financial media. This stock, however, could be an interesting pick for energy investors who have been bottom-picking some high-quality names during the ongoing downturn.Frank's International debuted at the New York Stock Exchange in 2013 but it has been operating as a family business since 1938. Keith Mosing, whose…
  • Berkshire Hathaway: Who Should Replace Warren Buffett?

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on March 2, 2015.By Sarfaraz A. KhanWarren Buffett, one of the world's greatest investors who built Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B) from nothing into one of the world's biggest conglomerates with more than 80 businesses and a $117 billion stock portfolio has recently released his highly anticipated letter to the shareholders along with his company's fourth quarter results.In the letter, which marks Buffett's 50-years at the helm, the Oracle of Omaha laid out the company's plans for the future. Buffett continues to look for…
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    The NFPT Blog

  • The Best Diet You Can Follow

    Bev Hosford
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Low fat, low cholesterol, lean meats, no salt and low sugar was the rule when I started in the fitness industry 15 years ago. Luckily, 3 1/2 years ago I stopped following the trends.  I was fortunate to stumble upon the most frustrating experience of my life. It started with an elimination process. I cut all potential allergens out of my diet – sugar, dairy, soy, gluten, alcohol, caffeine. This was done slowly over three weeks. I kept a food journal that kept track of energy, sleep, mood, bowel movements, etc. after every meal. It was nitty gritty. It worked.   At that time in my…
  • Exercise of the Week: One Arm Dumbbell Rows

    GuestAuthor
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Emphasis The primary muscles stressed in this movement are the muscles in your upper back (latissimus dorsi and rhomboids). The secondary muscles stressed are the shoulders and biceps. Starting Position Place your left knee on a flat bench and place your left hand approximately 2 to 2 1/2 feet ahead of your knee. Place your right foot approximately 2 to 3 feet out from your left knee. Grab a dumbbell in your right hand and extend your arm down toward the floor. Push your chest out toward the floor and squeeze your shoulder blade toward the center of your back. Your back must be parallel to…
  • “Exercise is Boring”

    Bev Hosford
    9 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Insert CRINGE.  Has anyone ever said this to you?  Or worse, have you ever felt this way? “If you’re bored, you aren’t paying attention.”I once heard this quote and find it to be very true.Have you ever gotten caught up in too much conversation while working with clients?You’re not alone…It happens to the best of us.Even when you’re focused, It can be hard to keep your client on track.It can be frustrating that people aren’t as in to exercise as we are.Distraction seems to be the name of the game when it come to exercise for many people.It doesn’t have to be…
  • Exercise of the Week: Close Grip Lat Pulldown (V-bar)

    GuestAuthor
    6 Apr 2015 | 1:38 pm
    Emphasis The primary muscles stressed in this movement are the muscles in your upper back (latissimus dorsi – center of the back). The secondary muscles stressed are the shoulders and biceps. Starting Position Grip the v-bar and extend your arms up over you r head. Push your chest up and pull your shoulders back. Movement Pull the v-bar down to chin level (90 degrees) as you push your chest up to the bar. Squeeze your shoulder blades together and keep your shoulders down. Take two or three seconds to return the v-bar up to the extended position. Training Tips Keep your chest up and…
  • Facts on Body Fat, Pt. 2

    GuestAuthor
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:23 am
    As discussed earlier fat cells serve a purpose to capture excess lipids from the plasma and liver. Fat cells also serve as repositories for toxins. A group of toxins that are ubiquitous in our environment are endocrine disrupters, including but not limited to estrogen like compounds such as pesticides, polychlorinated hydrocarbons and organochloride pesticides. Fat acting as sink holes to these toxins will turn stress the liver causing the biochemical duties of the liver to become impaired. Fat cells that act as sink holes for toxins and lipids will eventually become insulin resistant causing…
 
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  • What a Toll Free Number Can Do for Your Real Estate Business

    Vanity Numbers
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Spring is the time of year when various markets see a positive shift and increase in business and sales. One market sector in particular that sees a large boost in sales this time of year is the real estate market. Now that winter is over, many consumers and property owners want to get their homes on the market and begin the search for their dream homes. Every real estate business is looking for new ways to grow and stand out from the competition. However, this doesn’t mean that a big budget is required in order to take your business to the next level. Whether it’s a small…
  • Grow Your Business this Spring (without Breaking Your Budget)

    Vanity Numbers
    10 Apr 2015 | 11:17 am
    With some time set aside for business planning, your small business can realize growth without going over budget. When you initially allocate too much of the budget toward the wrong marketing tools for your startup or business upgrade, it can place you “in the red” right away, and you may find it hard to recover. A conservative marketing campaign can go a long way toward the future of your company, and there are dozens of possibilities when you consider social media, mobile responsiveness, loyalty programs, custom toll free calling, and other low-cost advertising methods. read…
  • 6 Extreme Ways a Toll Free Number Can Help You Accomplish Your Goals

    Vanity Numbers
    3 Apr 2015 | 4:13 am
    When you are in the thick of cultivating your small business, boosting sales, and reaching for growth, all while striving for that work-life balance, accomplishing your personal and professional goals is the most important task toward your success. Believe it or not, the benefits in today’s digital marketing strategy are more extreme than ever before…and toll free numbers are a huge part of that. Toll free calling is surfacing as an exceptional method for streamlining your processes for business growth, attracting your customers, and getting back some of the valuable time you…
  • How to Stay Focused on the Business Development Game

    Vanity Numbers
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:59 am
    Every good leader understands the role of business development in order to drive top-level growth. It is an economy that demands attention to a number of sales trends that will take companies into another successful year. When it comes to bigger business for expanding companies, leaders should be repeatedly refreshing their business development strategies to coincide with the market, and to stay focused on the business development game. And what better time of year than now? The first quarter of 2015 is nearly over and spring has sprung. So why not take the time now to place your business in…
  • Spring Clean Your Business with This Easy Resource

    Vanity Numbers
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:05 am
    As business managers and company leaders, you are always looking for new ways to grow your businesses and stay ahead of your competition in a rapidly changing economy. Now is more important than ever to assess your position in the marketplace, take a look at refreshed marketing strategies, and re-evaluate your management protocols. read more
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    HBBR

  • Are Iran's Crude Supply Fears Overblown?

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on April 8, 2015. By Sarfaraz A. KhanOn the first day of the second quarter, the benchmark WTI prices posted the biggest gain in more than two months as traders weighed the possibility of peaking U.S. production, thanks to some positive indicators. The rally continued in the subsequent days as prices rose above $53 a barrel on Tuesday, but dropped to $52 a barrel in the early hours of Wednesday. All the while, the market has been trying to figure out how the biggest geopolitical wild card, the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1, which…
  • Royal Dutch Shell Takes The First Step, Focus Shifts To Exxon Mobil

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:42 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on April 9, 2015.By Sarfaraz A. Khan Historically, a prolonged slump in oil prices has led to an uptake in the M&A activity in the exploration and production space. After the drop in oil prices in the late 1990s, for instance, the industry witnessed two massive deals -- BP (NYSE:BP)'s acquisition of Amoco for $64.3 billion and Exxon's $85.6 billion merger with Mobil that gave birth to Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM). Those deals reshaped the oil and gas industry. Following the 50% slump in oil prices in the second half of 2014, the markets…
  • Shale Oil's Burst-In-Progress Is Due To The Treadmill Dynamics

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:48 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on March 30, 2015.By Sarfaraz A. KhanSeveral shale producers have grown rapidly over the last decade, due to the healthy pricing environment and availability of capital. These companies spent billions in unlocking the United States' vast tight oil resources and played a key role in making this nation the world's biggest oil producer, ahead of Saudi Arabia and Russia. However, some of these producers have also taken a lot of debt to drill new wells, and the stock of these companies felt the brunt of the oil price collapse.Take, SandRidge Energy…
  • Frank's International: A Hidden Gem In The Oilfield-Services Patch Is On Sale

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:46 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on March 27, 2015.By Sarfaraz A. KhanThe oilfield services company Frank's International (NYSE:FI) is a fairly unknown stock. The company is one of the oldest names in the energy sector, yet it barely gets any coverage in the financial media. This stock, however, could be an interesting pick for energy investors who have been bottom-picking some high-quality names during the ongoing downturn.Frank's International debuted at the New York Stock Exchange in 2013 but it has been operating as a family business since 1938. Keith Mosing, whose…
  • Berkshire Hathaway: Who Should Replace Warren Buffett?

    Sarfaraz A. Khan
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    This article was first published by Seeking Alpha on March 2, 2015.By Sarfaraz A. KhanWarren Buffett, one of the world's greatest investors who built Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B) from nothing into one of the world's biggest conglomerates with more than 80 businesses and a $117 billion stock portfolio has recently released his highly anticipated letter to the shareholders along with his company's fourth quarter results.In the letter, which marks Buffett's 50-years at the helm, the Oracle of Omaha laid out the company's plans for the future. Buffett continues to look for…
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    Gulf Business

  • BMW Courts Middle East Market For Its Hybrid Line-Up

    Mary Sophia
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The German carmaker thinks that there is a market for hybrid and electric cars in the Middle East, no matter the cost of fuel or the love for SUVs. The post BMW Courts Middle East Market For Its Hybrid Line-Up appeared first on Gulf Business.
  • Interview: Herman Miller CEO On Brand’s Ambitions

    Mary Sophia
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Herman Miller chief Brian Walker sits down with Ankush Chibber to talk all things office. The post Interview: Herman Miller CEO On Brand’s Ambitions appeared first on Gulf Business.
  • Travel Review: On The Streets Of New York City

    Mary Sophia
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Kiran Mehta writes about steering off the tourist track and becoming an insider with some of New York’s best-kept secrets. The post Travel Review: On The Streets Of New York City appeared first on Gulf Business.
  • Some Banks Win, Some Lose In Dubai’s “Islamic Economy”

    Mary Sophia
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:20 pm
    Dubai is planning to be a centre for an "Islamic economy" with sharia-compliant businesses ranging from banking , trade, food preparation, fashion, education and tourism. The post Some Banks Win, Some Lose In Dubai’s “Islamic Economy” appeared first on Gulf Business.
  • Jumbo Jets Airbus A380, Boeing 747 Face A Make Or Break Year

    Aarti Nagraj
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:15 pm
    There were zero orders placed by commercial airlines for new Boeing 747s or Airbus A380s last year. The post Jumbo Jets Airbus A380, Boeing 747 Face A Make Or Break Year appeared first on Gulf Business.
 
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    Smart Business Revolution

  • 082: Steve Sims | How to Get Once-In-A-Lifetime Experiences

    John Corcoran
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:07 pm
    Steve Sims will be the first person to say he’s a little intimidating. He’s a really big guy, he’s got a shaved head, and a huge goatee – and even his eyebrow is pierced like a pirate. He looks kind of like a construction worker or a big beefy bouncer outside of some big nightclub or maybe an MMA fighter… and in fact, he’s actually been all 3 of those in his life. But in spite of his appearances – or perhaps because of it – he has built an amazing business. He’s the founder of Bluefish luxury concierge – a high-end private concierge service that provides once in a…
  • How to Make $4,000 in 1 Hour

    John Corcoran
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:29 am
    NOTE: Don’t miss the special bonus I am offering at the bottom of this post. Have you missed a day of work recently? Maybe you were sick, or your kid was sick and you had to watch them. Or maybe you missed work because your car broke down. If you work for yourself like I do, then any hour you’re not at work means you’re not making money. If you’re taking care of a sick loved one, or on vacation, or out marketing to get new clients, you’re not getting paid. That sucks. It kind of takes the fun out of working for yourself. Even if you have a job, you know your boss is…
  • How to Make $1,000 With One Tweet

    John Corcoran
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    Want to see a tweet that made me $1,000?  Here it is: Now let me explain. Through this blog, I am constantly trying to berate my readers into being “givers.” Not because it feels good or because it leads to better karma or any of those “woo-woo” reasons. You should be a giver out of your own self-interest. (Click to tweet this.) Because if you want to increase your impact, influence and income, the best way to do it is by helping others. (By the way, being a giver also means you are putting more good out into the world, which is alright in my book.) So here’s the story behind the…
  • 081: Michael O’Neal | How to Be a Successful Solopreneur

    John Corcoran
    11 Apr 2015 | 11:46 pm
    Have you ever seen a contemporary of yours who has rocketed to success – seemingly out of the blue – and wondered how they did it? One of the myths I want to dispel with this podcast and my blog is that there’s such a thing as a sudden overnight success. I think so often people like to think becoming an overnight success is really possible because they like to think there’s an easy button. The truth is behind almost every “overnight success” you will find years and years of effort behind the scenes when no one was watching. That’s the case with Michael O’Neal. Michael is the…
  • Reach Up, Reach Down, Reach Side-to-Side [video]

    John Corcoran
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:15 pm
    Are you building relationships with the right types of people? I recently took a trip to New York city. I was there to get dinner with author and entrepreneur Ramit Sethi, who I would consider a mentor. He’s someone who is much more successful than I am – he basically took a dorm room blog and turned it into a multiple eight-figure business. He also created Zero to Launch, a course which has had a huge impact on my business (read my review here – referral link). I could have ended the trip with that one meal, and flown back to San Francisco. Instead, I decided to set up a…
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    Project Exponential

  • I will tell you how to get what you want

    Michelle
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:11 am
    If I told you there there was one thing you could do every day to get you exactly what you want, would you do it? (The body, the girl, the salary, the job, the car, the book deal, the promotion, the ring, whatever.) I’ll tell you exactly what you need to hear; concrete steps that inch you towards your dream, but before I do, you must commit to doing one act daily. (This tells me if you really, REALLY actually want it. Or if you’re just pretending.) You must promise: one action, every day. Would you do it? Because somehow we’ve stepped onto the all-or-nothing bandwagon. Yes,…
  • Would you stop eating for a cause you believe in?

    Michelle
    3 Apr 2015 | 9:53 pm
    That’s exactly what Dr. Govinda KC did. A senior orthopedic surgeon and professor at Nepal’s prestigious Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Dr. KC didn’t eat for twelve days. Citing malpractice and corruption in Nepal’s health and education systems, the doctor demanded change. His hunger protest urged government leaders to intervene and take action against dishonest office holders and reassess current policies and practice. Thousands of medical professionals showed their allegiance, refusing to work and crippling hospitals throughout the country. Civil society members…
  • I quit

    Michelle
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:15 am
    All my life I was told quitting was a big no-no. A character flaw. A deficit. Giving up. Quitting possibly saved my life. It’s been almost two years since I threw everything into the dumpster and came to Nepal. Don’t get me wrong, before I stepped onto the plane, I did some major assessment and calibration. I tried switching states, changing jobs, ending a relationship. Nothing worked. I had a relentless void, an absence of satisfaction and enthusiasm I couldn’t put my finger on. There’s a moment that is scary as hell to recognize “This isn’t what I…
  • Teaching people how to think

    Michelle
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:26 am
    I send students home with newspapers and tell them to come ready to discuss one article tomorrow. Newspapers are incredible learning tools; they don’t carry the “uncool” stigma of textbooks, they’re lightweight and can easily fold into bags and purses and pockets. Not only can papers be scribbled upon (great for note-taking and analysis), they have an inviting quality: “Pick me up! Read me! Pass me on!” I know when newspapers are brought home, it isn’t just the student reading it but family and friends as well. I stress 6 Ws in…
  • New York City restaurants

    Michelle
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:21 am
    I receive many emails asking for restaurant recommendations. Client dinners, hidden gatherings, networking events and fun nights out — here’s a list of some of my NYC favorites, in no particular order: Cafe Select – Their secret back room is home to one of Project Exponential’s very first dinner parties. Beauty & Essex – Hidden behind a pawn shop. Go here for an experience. East Village Robotaya – Food + Environment + Entertainment. Sit at the bar. Bacaro – Downstairs candlelit dining rooms are perfect for groups. Tell Kama Michelle sent…
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    Mission Mode

  • Reputation Management Crisis Lessons from Secret Service

    MissionMode
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:01 am
    Imagine being U.S. Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy. It’s only been a little over a month since he was appointed permanently to the top position at the Secret Service on February 18, and he’s facing yet another scandal the likes of which caused his predecessor, Julia Pierson, to resign under pressure last fall. When news agencies blast headlines such as CNN’s “Gate-crashing agents make 4 Secret Service scandals in 3 years,” you know you have a reputation management crisis that requires immediate attention. Lawmakers Scrutinize the Secret Service Following Recent... Read More…
  • MissionMode Sponsors DRJ Monthly Webinar – Register Today

    MissionMode
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:44 pm
    Register today for the April 8th Disaster Recovery Journal Monthly Webinar Series event, “Best-in-Class Crisis Preparation: Maximize Readiness with the Four T’s Approach” sponsored by MissionMode. Jason Zimmerman, MissionMode Vice President of Operations, will provide an in depth look at the inhibitors to business continuity program maturity and what companies can do to improve program effectiveness.  He will share results from MissionMode’s Readiness Survey and experience with MissionMode clients including Gap, Inc., Xcel Energy and others to illustrate how the right…
  • Managing Your Company’s Reputation on Social Media

    MissionMode
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:38 am
    Social media is increasingly becoming a go-to channel for customer service, but there is a serious disconnect between consumer expectations and company norms for responsiveness and issue resolution via social channels. Social media channels are often run by marketing or communications departments in large organizations, which can mean they do not receive the same type of customer service scrutiny as call centers or email-based customer inquiries.  There is a strong argument that social media should be a dedicated team shared between Marketing and Operations in order to maximize effective…
  • BCM Exercises – The Importance of Drills

    Jason Zimmerman
    10 Mar 2015 | 11:37 am
    It’s a fact; business continuity management programs (BCM) that consistently perform well-planned exercises get better results when dealing with real crisis situations. Practice Makes Perfect Running BCM exercises is a key role for any business continuity program leader. Drafting BCM plans and making sure they work effectively in a crisis are two wildly different things. Plan testing is critical from a number of standpoints: Team Building: Unlike many teams, business continuity teams frequently consist of cross-functional representation including a variety of individuals who do not…
  • MissionMode Benchmarking Survey Spotlights Opportunities

    MissionMode
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    MissionMode launched our Benchmarking Survey in September 2014 to help companies rate themselves on a number of business continuity key success factors and determine their overall Readiness Number.  The Readiness Survey is just one component of our Customer Readiness Commitment aimed at helping our clients improve the maturity of their business continuity programs. Preliminary results are now in — hundreds of organizations have taken our survey and the average readiness index is just 58! Overall Readiness The survey covers a wide variety of BCM program success factors, including:…
 
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    strategy+business - All Updates

  • When the Search for People Skills Backfires

    16 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Job ads that specifically seek team players can have the unintended downside of scaring away potential hires with technical rather than collaborative skill sets.
  • Developing the Conviction to Do Meaningful Work

    14 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    As we get older, deciding to pursue our dreams becomes more difficult -- but it's never too late to do something that's important to the world.
  • The Foundation of CEMEX's Success--In Pictures

    13 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    How the Mexican company developed the global capabilities needed to support its international business strategy. For more insights, read the related article.
  • Dancing with Yourself

    12 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Negotiation guru William Ury argues that self-knowledge is a crucial tool for deal making.
  • Mark Bertolini's Preventive Disruption

    12 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    The chairman and chief executive officer of Aetna -- one of the largest health insurance companies in the U.S. -- talks about the disruption affecting his industry, the resulting impact on cultural evolution, and why he just raised the wages and improved the medical benefits of Aetna's lowest-earning employees.
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    Currency News: UK daily forex news

  • FX Outlook & Forecast for British Pound Sterling EUR USD AUD

    John Cameron
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    The POUND STERLING (currency:GBP) outperformed most of the other sixteen most actively traded global currencies during yesterday’s session. The Pound gained as investors continued to express their relief at the fact that early-week statistics showed that the UK economy had avoided deflation last month. This morning’s domestic jobs data...
  • GBP-EUR: Greek Debt Yields Spiral as Upside Forecast for Pound Euro Exchange Rate

    John Cameron
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    The Pound Sterling euro exchange rate has endured a volatile day in the markets thanks to a raft of comments from global central bankers and fresh information regarding Greece’s burgeoning debt crisis. The GBP EUR exchange rate struck an intraday low of 1.3829 during early trading but by the middle part of...
  • Euro to US Dollar Exchange Rate Higher After US Data Releases

    Tim Boyer
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Exchange Rate Higher After US Data Releases The Euro to US Dollar exchange rate advanced to its best level in a week as economic data released in the world’s largest economy came in below expectations again and heightened speculation that the Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates...
  • Pound Climbs against Japanese Yen (GBP/JPY) Ahead of UK Data Releases

    Tim Boyer
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Sterling Rallies, Yen Declines, UK Data in Focus The Pound jumped higher against the Japanese Yen on Thursday after an interesting few days for domestic data. Earlier in the week, Japanese Machine Orders jumped from 1.9% in January, above the 4.3% expectation to reside at 5.9% in February....
  • British Pound Sterling FX Forecast Versus Euro, US Dollar & Australian Dollar EUR USD AUD

    John Cameron
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    The POUND STERLING (currency:GBP) has put in an improved performance during the first half of this week’s session. Tuesday’s domestic Consumer Price Index figures provoked a small relief rally for Sterling by dint of the fact that they revealed that the British economy had avoided slipping into deflation - for another month at least....
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    The Portfolio Partnership

  • The Catch 22 of Scaling

    Ian Smith
    14 Apr 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Scaling is Growth with CAPS – Control, Alignment, Predictability and Safety. Or in order of importance: Alignment, Control, Predictability and therefore Safety. But that doesn’t make a great mnemonic! But here is the problem. Most private businesses can’t scale because they will not, or can’t decide what their remarkable service is going to be. If you don’t choose something specific to dominate, to be the best in the world at, you will never scale. Scaling isn’t about being the biggest. It’s about building an increasingly stronger and safer business. For example you could build…
  • How to Scale a Business – The Playbooks’ Workshop

    Ian Smith
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:26 am
    Join me on Tuesday at the CIC in Cambridge for a fun packed discussion on scaling. April 7th – 9 to 10.15. Register here - Link. I’m the only speaker so it’s guaranteed to add value. Let’s face it you couldn’t justify my fees to pay for this, so come and hear it for free! I’ll cover many issues I’ve opined about in the Smith Report Blog, including Positioning, Marketing, Sales, Metrics and Talent Management. Scaling a business is tough. Let me share some secrets that work in this exciting stage of the economic cycle. If you ask me nicely I’ll…
  • Zero-Based Budgeting – An Old Trick For Today?

    Ian Smith
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:24 pm
    Last week the WSJ highlighted an old technique called zero-based budgeting, first pioneered by Peter Pyhrr, a 35 year old Texas Instruments accountant, around the mid 70s. It’s back in the spotlight again because of 3G Capital Partners’ acquisition of Kraft Foods. 3G own H.J. Heinz and they’ve agreed to buy Kraft continuing the consolidation of the food industry. 3G’s mantra – zero-based budgeting! I’ve always loved this approach and for those 99.6% of companies employing less than 100 people, here is my translated version of a zero-based budgeting approach to…
  • Overcoming Entrepreneurial Doubt

    Ian Smith
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:34 am
    Entrepreneurs are often paralyzed with doubt, with negative thoughts. They have lost belief in themselves. As my friend Jim Bouchard will reveal in his new book, The Sensei Leader.  “Confidence is one of the most attractive characteristics of a leader. Genuine confidence, tempered with humility, will make you an effective person and an effective leader at any level.” So how do entrepreneurs remain focused and confident in the midst of all these negative thoughts? Well the world of psychology may have some answers for all entrepreneurs out there, wrecked with fear. The world of psychology…
  • American Entrepreneurship – Stuff they don’t tell you at Business School

    Ian Smith
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    This blog was posted on LinkedIn last week and received nearly 9000 views, 325 likes and 33 comments. It’s important we understand and share this stuff. There are 27.3 million enterprises in the US. The following breakdown should be understood to give you perspective: 21.4 million are one man bands. 5.3 million employ 19 or less. 526,000 employ 20 or more but less than 100. 109,000 employ more than 100. 141 million Americans are employed by three main buckets of companies: 21 million are employed by 21 million one man bands. 42 million are employed by 5.8 million small companies, who…
 
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    Kathryn Welds | Curated Research and Commentary

  • Internet Use, Cultural Activities Maintain Health Literacy Skills, Health Status

    kathrynwelds
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Lindsay Kobayashi Health literacy is critical skill required to understand the rationale for medications and comply with specific medical recommendations. It includes “the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.” This skill may be preserved in later life by consistent internet use and continued social engagement in civic, leisure and cultural activities, found University College London’s Lindsay C Kobayashi, Jane Wardle, and Christian von Wagner. Jane Wardle Kobayashi’s team evaluated internet use…
  • Perceived Power Affects Vocal Characteristics, Life Outcomes

    kathrynwelds
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Margaret Thatcher British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher participated in vocal training to project greater authority in her political role, with highly effective results. Even without specific vocal training, research volunteers adopted powerful vocal elements when believed they had power and informational advantages in lab experiments by San Diego State University’s Sei Jin Ko and Melody S. Sadler with Adam D. Galinsky of Columbia. Sei Jin Ko Ko’s team asked more than 160 volunteers to read a text designed to evaluate speaking skills as a baseline for later comparison. Then, they…
  • Reduce “Time Famine” By Doing for Others

    kathrynwelds
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:21 am
    Feeling “starved for time,” with “too much to do and too little time to do it”? University of Michigan’s Leslie Perlow identified the subjective experience “time famine” among software engineers, whose productivity was reduced based on frequent interruptions by others, a pervasive “crisis mentality,” rewards linked to “individual heroics.” Cassie Moligner One counterintuitive remedy for “time famine” is giving time by helping other people. This use of time increased feelings of “time affluence” in a study by Wharton’s Cassie MolignerZoë…
  • “Precise” Offers Provide Negotiation Advantage

    kathrynwelds
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Malia F Mason Opening negotiation offers typically “anchor” the discussion and shape settlement values. Many people make opening offers in “round” numbers like $10 instead of “precise” numbers like $9. However, “round number offers” were less powerful than “precise” offers in shaping negotiations during a recent lab study by Columbia’s Malia Mason, Alice J. Lee, Elizabeth A. Wiley, and Daniel Ames. This finding suggests that negotiators can improve their can improve their outcomes by specifying offers more precisely, such as $103. Y Charles Zhang…
  • Women’s Self-Advocacy: Self-Promotion and Violating the “Female Modesty” Norm

    kathrynwelds
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Corinne Moss-Racusin Many women experience anxiety and stress when required to showcase their accomplishments and skills, yet many in the U.S. have repeatedly heard that self-promotion, personal marketing, and “selling yourself” are required to be recognized and rewarded at work. Gender norms about “modesty,” or holding a moderate opinion of one’s accomplishments and skills, lacking pretentiousness, minimizing responsibility for success, and accepting responsibility for failure, all contribute to women’s discomfort in showcasing their accomplishments. Laurie Rudman By contrast,…
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    Jeremiah Stanghini

  • What if We Treated Prisoners Like Humans?

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    2 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    There was an excellent article in last week’s New York Times Magazine about a maximum-security prison in Norway. Though, when you read about this prison, it sounds nothing like any prison you’ve probably heard about in the US or Canada: Norway’s newest prison was marked by a modest sign that read, simply, HALDEN ­FENGSEL. There were no signs warning against picking up hitchhikers, no visible fences. Only the 25-­foot-­tall floodlights rising along the edges hinted that something other than grazing cows lay ahead. […] I walked up the quiet driveway to the entrance and…
  • Tyler Cowen Convinced Me to Stop Eating Dessert

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:31 am
    It’s been a couple of months since my last post, but with the academic semester waning, I should have a bit more time to get a few things written and posted here in the next month. Several weeks ago, I came across a post from a colleague, Tyler Cowen, who wrote about desserts. From Cowen: Let me stress there are two different propositions: 1. “I don’t like desserts.” 2. “I don’t like desserts (with economist’s hat on).” I meant mainly the latter, although I do also find many desserts overrated. In any case, the sugar and calories “shadow price” of most desserts is…
  • Is “A” Really the Best Option or is it Just that It’s Better Than “B”: List of Biases in Judgment and Decision-Making, Part 18

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:45 am
    The other day, someone was talking to me about my series on biases in judgment and decision-making and it made me realize that I was missing a rather important bias — the contrast effect! I’m not sure how this one slipped through the cracks, but I’m glad to be able to write about it for you today. It’s been almost a year and a half since I wrote something for this series, so let me refresh your memory. Each week, I took a cognitive bias and explained it. I provided an example and then I offered some ways for mitigating that cognitive bias in your own life. So,…
  • What if We Learned That Objects Aren’t Meant to Be Owned?

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:44 am
    Now that I’ve got a little one to look after, I spend a lot of time watching him interact with the world around him. At this point in his life, that means he’s interacting with just about anything he can get his hands on. Sometimes, I wish it were just his toys and then that got me thinking… his toys. What if we taught our young ones that the things they use aren’t actually theirs? What if we taught our young ones that the things they use aren’t meant to be possessed? Part of these thoughts stem from watching other little ones interact with their toys.
  • The Science of Us: Hank Green’s Crash Course in Anatomy and Physiology

    Jeremiah Stanghini
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:49 am
    As a professor, it’s probably not surprising that I like to learn. Even though I’ve completed a few degrees, I still try to make time to learn new things — daily. In fact, I’ve even shared these learning experiences. There was the Harvard University’s course on Justice with Professor Michael Sandel (I also went through one of his books chapter by chapter), there was my series on cognitive biases, there was MRUniversity’s course in economics, and before all of that, there was Crash Course. This was probably one of the first video series that I came across…
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    Zintro Blog

  • Inquiry Roundup-Medical Device

    Zintro
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Medical Device Patent Search I am looking for an expert that can run a patent search for an approach to illumination design in a medical device. View Inquiry Medical Device Development  Each year, NEPDC partners with parents, clinicians, and advocacy groups to select a significant pediatric medical need and issues a Target Challenge to identify and solicit novel device concepts from academic and clinical institutions, industry, and the general public. A medical device could not only be used to treat or diagnose a disease, but to help facilitate care of the patient for the caregiver, or to…
  • Inquiry Roundup: Food Packaging

    Zintro
    10 Apr 2015 | 1:16 pm
    Food Packaging Ok I am planning on starting a small business, I want to cater to offices in the lunch rush …so food would be delivered to the office, if not the desk. I am looking to have something similar to a tiffin, preferably in a cylinder shape in which containers can be stored with food items the containers themselves would need handles so that they can be pulled out from the cylinder tube. . Tiffins usually come in 3 or 4 tiers, clipping together as a carrier. I would need containers that would be curry resistant, also I will not be focusing just on Asian food but pasta, soup etc…
  • Pharmaceuticals, Homeopathic Remedies and the Marketing Connection

    Zintro
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:37 pm
    A recent article on The Gateway discussed how most pharmacies place homeopathic remedies and pharmaceutical drugs side by side. As a result, consumers may believe all of the treatments are equal in effectiveness. In reality, homeopathic remedies aren’t required to undergo the same strict testing as pharmaceutical drugs. Zintro expert Camille Forte is an online marketing expert with extensive experience in social media management, branding strategy and web analytics. She shares her opinion about the marketing of homeopathic drugs. “I believe the co-existence of homeopathics and…
  • Inquiry Roundup- Food Science

    Zintro
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Food Science And Technology Developing a tasty organic viscus food product in a pouch that both satisfies hunger and delivers much needed nutrients and minerals to your body. We have a base product formulation and need to get a better idea of + ingredient interactions + addition or modification of ingredients + nutritional content analysis+ preservatives + flavoring (taste & consistency) View Inquiry Food Science Looking for a food scientist to consult about a small batch soup business. Want to know about packaging, ingredient sourcing, nutritional facts, refrigeration/storage, and…
  • Senator Ed Markey Introduces Legislation to Repeal Medical Device Tax

    Zintro
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:40 pm
    According to the Boston Globe, “Senator Edward J. Markey, Democrat of Massachusetts, introduced legislation Tuesday to repeal the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices, a two-year-old levy that has been the target of a national industry with a strong presence in the state.” It is the second Senate bill to seek repeal of the tax, which was originally part of the 2010 health care overhaul that took effect in 2013. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah filed a separate bill previously which has 34 co-sponsors. Three bills filed in the House of Representatives would either repeal…
 
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    Procurement Bulletin Website

  • The Long Term Effects of the West Coast Labor Talks

    Vincent Po
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
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  • The Presence of Listeria at an Apple Processing Facility Causes Major Food Recall

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  • Target Corp Withdrawing Operations from Canada

    Vincent Po
    14 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    Image via Flickr by JeepersMedia Target recently announced their plans to pull operations from Canada and focus instead solely on their U.S. market. The decision was made after the CEO and business analysts took a close look at operations in Canada and could not find a way to be profitable until at least 2021. Currently, Target Canada has 17,600 employees at 133 stores. Target plans to withdraw completely from the market after only two years since launching. Brian Cornell, CEO of Target, said, “Personally, this was a very difficult decision, but it was the right decision for our…
  • Germany Continues to Push for Renewable Energy

    Vincent Po
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    Image via Flickr by reynermedia Half of Germany’s electricity is produced by coal and gas power plants. However, the country is pushing for more renewable energy sources. In 2014, the share of renewables in their energy sector increased by 3 percent and fossil fuel use dropped by 7 percent. 2014 also marks the first year in decades where CO2 emissions in Germany were on the decline. Germany aims to lower electricity prices and their environmental impact with a push for renewable energy. Germany’s economy is booming, and this typically leads to higher energy use. However, Germany…
  • Saudi Arabia’s Logistics Sector Expected to Boom

    Vincent Po
    12 Apr 2015 | 9:01 am
    Image via Flickr by Wajahat Mahmood Saudi Arabia has a thriving logistics sector right now and it is expected to boom over the next ten years. Industry experts say that consumer spending is going to see a 6.9 percent growth rate in 2015 alone, causing the logistics sector to see higher demand. That’s good news for this GCC region. The Middle East as a whole has also seen improved economic conditions To organize growth and take advantage of the growing logistics industry, there is going to be a Trans 4 Saudi Arabia Exhibition. It is being hosted by Riyadh Exhibitions Company and Ramatan…
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    Steelhenge Crisis Thinking

  • Business Impact Analysis: value added or added toil?

    Dominic Cockram
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:37 am
    The business impact analysis (BIA) is a key facet of any business continuity programme. It sits right at the heart of the benefit that business continuity can bring to any organisation. It has concerned me recently that I have read a number of papers suggesting that the business impact analysis is either unnecessary or that short cuts could be used. While it is understandable that people would like to reduce the work involved in delivering a business continuity project, to play around with the business impact analysis without understanding the risks of doing so is to put the whole business…
  • Joining the crisis dots – How simulation exercising can create a culture of crisis sensitivity

    Dominic Cockram
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:01 am
    By Dominic Cockram As a crisis management professional, I have worked with many different crisis teams over the years. What has become apparent is that, in the majority of cases, those conducting the operational response to a crisis (and by that I mean at both the bronze/operational and silver/tactical levels) have little understanding of the strategic drivers, priorities and concerns, and potential challenges of the executive or ‘gold’ level. This lack of understanding can fail to give those protecting the organisation’s license to operate what they really need to fulfil their role.
  • Launch of BS 65000, The new British Standard for Organisational Resilience

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

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

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

  • 5 Ways to Earn Respect as a PM

    Jason
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Respect is a strange thing: it isn’t something that you can really pin down as it means different things to different people in different environments. However, there are some commonalities when it comes to being a project manager and I think we can all agree that being respected as a project professional is something that we all want.Earning respect as a project manager is easier than you think, even if you have very little experience of managing projects. Here are the 5 things that I think will help you earn respect amongst your team and stakeholders.1. Be ProfessionalProfessionalism for…
  • Is EVM Right for Your Project?

    Stephanie Ray
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Earned Value Management (EVM) has been around a long time, and is seen as one of the workhorses of project management. An in-depth way of approaching project progress tracking, it’s often mandatory if you want to pitch for (and win) government work.But if your business is on a smaller scale it can be difficult to see the advantages of putting in place new ways of working. We’ve heard EVM referred to as “old school” and “outdated”, and it’s easy to see why. When you’ve got real-time project reporting on mobile apps, what’s the advantage of adding yet one more administrative…
  • How to Manage Task Dependencies

    Stephanie Ray
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Getting the right work done at the right time is essential if you want to deliver your project successfully. Unfortunately, the links between tasks aren’t always clear, and you don’t always want to work on tasks one after the other.Dependencies enable you to work out the best order for your project tasks, giving you the fastest route through the project and getting everything done in a structured way.Dependencies DefinedLet’s start with a definition. Task dependencies are the links between project activities. Understanding how tasks link to and rely on each other lets you create a…
  • 5 Critical Objectives For Project Managers

    Jason
    14 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    Have you ever wondered what it is that project managers are supposed to do? OK, you might be a project manager already, but I bet you have spent some time wondering whether you are working on the right things.I feel that there are only 5 critical objectives for a project manager on any project. It doesn’t matter if you are building a nuclear bunker or organizing the office softball practice, the objectives are the same. If that sounds hard to believe then read on and let me convince you…1. Lead the TeamLeading your project team means more than simply managing project resource allocation.
  • How to Baseline Project Scope

    Jason
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    In this video, learn what project baselines are and how you create a baseline for your project scope with Jennifer Bridges, PMP.Here’s a shot of the whiteboard for your reference!Video TranscriptionHello, everyone. Today, we’re talking about how to baseline your project scope.To me, the most powerful word in the project management dictionary is “baseline.” Because, baseline can truly mean the difference between a successful or a failed project. People ask, “What does it mean to baseline and how do I do it?”There are two simple steps.Number one, we have to…
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    Frederick J. Goodall

  • Headline News – American Families Lack Emergency Savings

    Frederick J. Goodall
    2 Apr 2015 | 1:02 pm
    On a recent appearance on Headline News, I discussed American’s lack of savings with colleague Joyce Brewer. Watch the video below and share your thoughts in the comments section.   The post Headline News – American Families Lack Emergency Savings appeared first on Frederick J. Goodall.
  • Fox 26 Houston Parenting Discussion: Quantity vs. Quality

    Frederick J. Goodall
    31 Mar 2015 | 1:05 pm
    On an appearance on Fox 26 Houston, I discussed the topic of Quantity vs Quality in regards to time spent with children. Watch the video and share your thoughts. The post Fox 26 Houston Parenting Discussion: Quantity vs. Quality appeared first on Frederick J. Goodall.
  • Houston Matters: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News (3/27/15)

    Frederick J. Goodall
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:23 am
      A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of it all. On today’s panel: Houston Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg, parenting blogger Fred Goodall, and University of St. Thomas College Republicans Chairman Vlad Davidiuk. Visit Houston Matters to listen to the discussion. The post Houston Matters: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News (3/27/15) appeared first on Frederick J.
  • Wells Fargo #MyUntold Stories Collection Google+ Hangout On Air

    Frederick J. Goodall
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:17 am
    Join me on Thursday, March 19th at 3:00 PM CST for the Wells Fargo #MyUntold Stories Google+ On Air Hangout. Visit Mocha Dad for details. The post Wells Fargo #MyUntold Stories Collection Google+ Hangout On Air appeared first on Frederick J. Goodall.
  • Houston Matters: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News (2/27/15)

    Frederick J. Goodall
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:37 am
    A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of it all. On today’s panel: Houston Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg, parenting blogger Fred Goodall, and University of St. Thomas College Republicans Chairman Vlad Davidiuk. They consider the good, bad, and ugly of the state’s economic outlook, armored car robberies in Houston, and Fulshear’s creative approach to ensuring safe Craigslist…
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    International Shipping, Moving Service in Boston MA

  • Notary Service in Massachusetts

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

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

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

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

  • 5 Reasons To Stay in Your PM Job

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

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

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

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

  • Happy and Healthy Focus of April Triangle Happy Fix Meetup

    David Menzies
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:39 am
    CARY, N.C. -- Locally owned positive lifestyle brand Happy Fix® (www.happyfix.com) hosted the Triangle Happy Fix Meetup Group’s second get-together April 13 in Cary at Café Carolina on Weston Boulevard. The event featured area Happbassadors (happiness ambassadors) connecting with other like-minded individuals and hearing from wellness coach, yoga instructor, and corporate wellness consultant Samantha Attard.“The Happy Fix Meetup Group supports our mission of building a community of Happbassadors who realize that happy feels good and with regular use, positive thinking becomes a habit…
  • Nestlé Purina PetCare Company Donates Over $229,000 to the AKC Canine Health Foundation

    David Menzies
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- Nestlé Purina PetCare Company continues its long-standing support of canine health with a donation of over $229,000 to the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF). “Nestlé Purina PetCare is very proud of our long-standing partnership with the AKC Canine Health Foundation,” said Ann Viklund, Director of Conformation for the Breeder/Enthusiast Group at Nestlé Purina PetCare and a member of the CHF Board of Directors.  “We both are passionate about the mission of helping dogs live longer, healthier lives, and research funded through the AKC Canine Health Foundation is…
  • Integrated Biometrics Lending Expertise to International Security Events in April

    David Menzies
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:06 am
    SINGAPORE & SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Integrated Biometrics (IntegratedBiometrics.com), developer of the world’s smallest and lightest FBI-compliant fingerprint scanners, is following-up its recent appearance at the premier Connect:ID 2015 industry conference in Washington, D.C. with participation in two major international security events in April. Company leadership is in Singapore for INTERPOL World, a biennial trade event for security manufacturers, and will be traveling to Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands later this month for the Biometrics Institute’s 3rd Identities at the Borders…
  • Bell and Howell VP/CTO Brian Bowers Elected to NAPM Board

    David Menzies
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:57 am
    DURHAM, N.C. -- Ramesh Ratan, CEO of Bell and Howell, has announced that Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Brian Bowers has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Presort Mailers. Bowers is a recognized expert in the sorting industry and will serve a three-year term on the board.NCTechNews is published by Innovative Public Relations, Inc. (www.innovativepublicrelations.com), a Research Triangle-based consultancy providing PR and media relations services to help clients achieve their business development and organizational goals. NCTechNews supplements…
  • BOMbids™ Positioned to Ignite, Revolutionize The Bill of Materials Marketplace

    David Menzies
    9 Apr 2015 | 3:56 am
    WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Today BOMbids™ (http://www.bombids.com) is pleased to announce the official beta launch of its cloud-based bill of materials marketplace. Designed to empower both purchasers and vendors BOMbids provides a single common database of engaged BOM's (bill of materials) ranging over all business SIC codes. BOMbids offers a straightforward approach for a national spotlight on individual materials lists being procured through various bid formats. BOMbids is a critically essential tool for both sellers and procurement professionals giving them a distinct advantage over their…
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    Newsfile Corp News Releases

  • Andre Goyer quitte le conseil d'administration de Sportscene

    17 Apr 2015 | 3:16 pm
    Montreal, Quebec--(Newsfile Corp. - April 17, 2015) - GROUPE SPORTSCENE INC. (TSXV: SPS.A) (« Sportscene » ou « la Société ») annonce que monsieur André Goyer a remis sa démission hier au conseil d'administration de la Société.« J'aimerais remercier André de sa contribution et de son implication dans la gouvernance de la Société au cours des 17 dernières années », mentionne Jean Bédard, président et chef de la direction de Sportscene. « Nous lui…
  • Andre Goyer Leaves the Board of Directors of Sportscene

    17 Apr 2015 | 3:15 pm
    Montreal, Quebec--(Newsfile Corp. - April 17, 2015) - SPORTSCENE GROUP INC. (TSXV: SPS.A) ("Sportscene" or "the Company") announces that Mr. André Goyer resigned yesterday from the Company's board of directors."I would like to thank André for his contribution and involvement in the governance of the Company for the past 17 years." stated Jean Bédard, Sportscene President and Chief Executive Officer. "We wish him well in his future endeavors." ProfileFounded in 1984, Sportscene Group Inc. operates Quebec's leading chain of sports-themed resto-bars: La Cage aux Sports. This…
  • SEC Announces Agenda for May 13 Meeting of the Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:37 pm
    Washington D.C.--(Newsfile Corp. - April 17, 2015) - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that its Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting on May 13.  The meeting will focus on Rule 611 of SEC Regulation NMS, known as the “Order Protection Rule” or “Trade-through Rule.”  Rule 611 requires trading centers to have policies and procedures designed to prevent “trade throughs” – trades at prices that are inferior to displayed and immediately accessible quotations at other trading…
  • IIROC Trade Resumption - Global Minerals Ltd.

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:57 am
    Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - April 17, 2015) - Trading resumes in: Company: Global Minerals Ltd. TSX-V Symbol: CTG Resumption Time (ET): 12:30     IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension of trading in a security of a publicly listed company, usually in anticipation of a material news announcement by the company. Trading halts are issued based on the principle that all investors should have the same timely access to important company information. IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading…
  • IIROC Trade Halt - QMX Gold Corporation

    17 Apr 2015 | 7:18 am
    Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - April 17, 2015) - The following issues have been halted by IIROC: Company:  QMX Gold Corporation TSX-V Symbol: QMX Reason: At the Request of the Company Pending News Halt Time (ET) 10:14     IIROC can make a decision to impose a temporary suspension of trading in a security of a publicly listed company, usually in anticipation of a material news announcement by the company. Trading halts are issued based on the principle that all investors should have the same timely access to important company information. IIROC is the national…
 
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    HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing

  • Infographic: Small Business Attitudes On Taxes

    Sean Valant
    14 Apr 2015 | 11:19 am
    The post Infographic: Small Business Attitudes On Taxes appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. HostGator’s parent company, The Endurance International Group, recently surveyed over 800 small businesses and found that a vast majority are in favor of tax reform. The infographic below contains the results of this survey, some of which are quite interesting. To read the entire related press release, please click here: web hosting
  • Are Distributors Employees Or Customers?

    Brandi Bennett
    9 Apr 2015 | 9:37 am
    The post Are Distributors Employees Or Customers? appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Distributors are the companies or individuals that you use in order to get your inventory to your clients. They are designed specifically around the logistics of getting your materials to the people who have ordered your products or services. Your suppliers may even be distributors for other companies. These people and companies have a responsibility to you to make sure that your customers get what they have ordered within the agreed upon time frame. The question becomes how exactly should you…
  • Does Your Business Really Need A Social Media Presence?

    Kevin Wood
    7 Apr 2015 | 8:44 am
    The post Does Your Business Really Need A Social Media Presence? appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. Social media is one of the most talked about topics in the online world today. Soon we may even have children with social media accounts before they even begin to walk. With all the hoopla around social media and all the social media “experts” telling you which strategy you should employ it can be difficult to make a decision. After all, social media is a huge investment of time and spending too much time going in the wrong direction can be deadly for your business. In this…
  • Easy to Implement Local SEO Tactics For Small Business Owners

    Jessie Low
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:06 am
    The post Easy to Implement Local SEO Tactics For Small Business Owners appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. If you operate a local small business that is dependent on sales from customers in close vicinity, then implementing a local SEO campaign is extremely helpful to your business. Benefits include: Increase your local brand awareness Target highly qualified traffic Drives more store visits Less competition than organic SEO All of these factors lead to an increase in sales and have an impact on your bottom line. Here’s a basic checklist for a successful local SEO campaign.
  • T-Shirt Giveaway & 60% Off, Today Only!

    Sean Valant
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:29 am
    The post T-Shirt Giveaway & 60% Off, Today Only! appeared first on HostGator Blog | Gator Crossing. We’ve decided to do a good, ol’ fashioned t-shirt giveaway! Today only, we will randomly choose a handful of new signups that use the coupon code SWAGGY to receive a free HostGator t-shirt. Not only does each signup have a chance to win a t-shirt, but all uses of the coupon code SWAGGY will receive 60% off the hosting package. Winners will be chosen at random and emailed a link to the primary email address on their hosting account that can then be used to redeem their free…
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  • 4/3/15 Niagara Water

    producers
    5 Apr 2015 | 11:36 pm
    4/3/15 Niagara Water  
  • Case Study – Swisher Foundation + cityHUNT

    admin
    11 Mar 2015 | 2:11 pm
    The Swisher Family Foundation was at a crossroads. To raise funds to endow more children in need with medical care, education, recreational activities and support programs, the non-profit needed to host a large-scale event. While bowling nights and donor recognition dinners are the default for many foundations in this situation, the Swishers wanted to provide their donors with a unique and memorable experience. Calling on Nick Swisher’s affiliation with the Cleveland Indians, The Swisher Family Foundation decided to work with cityHUNT to organize an experiential adventure at…
  • Things We Think Are Awesome : “Exploding Kittens”

    admin
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:10 pm
    The Curious Case of Exploding Kittens In the history of playing cards, this has got to be one of the bigger stories. Raising over $8.7 million on Kickstarter from more than 200,000 funders, Exploding Kittens is all set to shake up the traditional card game. But how does one game gain such an amazing support, before it is even launched?? Taking a closer look, the difference is in the details. At its core, Exploding Kittens is a new spin on the classic game of Russian Roulette. Cards include fun pictures and silly names that are meant to engage players (after all, who wouldn’t want a…
  • Dessert Building Throw Down

    producers
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Hungry for a creative challenge? We have just the event for you! Are you looking for something that’s sweet and rewarding for your group? cityHUNT will design a series of custom team building challenges and games that each team must complete to receive points, which will be exchanged for supplies to build and win the Dessert Building Throw Down! Every challenge gives teams immediate feedback to maintain the focus of participants, tests the team’s ability to work together, and will be designed by our producers to fit the needs of your group! Check out this amazing video from the…
  • 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,…
 
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  • Cyber Crime and Small Business: It’s Real, Be Prepared!

    Brendan Anderson
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:21 pm
    With cyber crime a very real reality for small businesses, we thought it important to invite cyber security expert, Vikas Bhatia, Founder and CEO of Kalki Consulting, back to The Second Stage. Joining us a year ago Mr. Bhatia addressed the vulnerability of small businesses to cyber attacks, providing suggestions for getting started when it comes to securing your data. Today, we continue that conversation, discussing what business owners should do if their data is breached or even potentially breached, as we have all certainly experienced the loss or theft of a laptop or even USB containing…
  • The Culture of Continuous Learning: True Intellectual Capital

    Brendan Anderson
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:22 am
    Today’s successful small business culture thrives on learning. Whether it’s happening through print, e-books or news and information sites, the overwhelming majority of small organizations regarded as “movers and shakers” in their industries are making continuous education a part of how they do business. How does it help? The answer is simple: a learning culture makes for stronger employees who, in turn, make for a stronger organization, not only improving products and services for customers, but also creating an enormously positive work environment. According to a study by the…
  • The Second Stage: Our Top 10 Episodes for Entrepreneurs

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    13 Mar 2015 | 9:58 am
    Every Monday at 5 p.m. EST, Brendan Anderson and I join forces with some of the best and brightest in small business on The Second Stage, an online radio program focused on exchanging innovative business ideas and best practices for entrepreneurs. During the 1-hour program, we focus on a wide range of topics critical to the success of small business owners, including financials and reporting, valuation and value creation, succession planning, human resources, technology, insurance and benefits, culture and core values and many others. As entrepreneurs ourselves, it is always inspiring to…
  • Find Your Sumo: Build a Culture of Business Development

    Jeffrey Kadlic
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:21 pm
    On today’s episode of The Second Stage we talk about the strategic importance of establishing a Business Development (BD) mindset and culture within your organization with expert Bernie Brenner, author of The Sumo Advantage, and co-founder of TrueCare, Inc. Let’s begin with the distinction Mr. Brenner makes when comparing BD to sales. BD provides a vision for the company, pitching identified strategic partners on the benefits of collaborative efforts, whereas sales is transactional, a service or product is exchanged for revenue. And of course we all know that sales is imperative,…
  • 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…
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  • Net Neutrality

    Subba Rao NV
    17 Apr 2015 | 8:15 am
    Net Neutrality  –   Bogey, Myth or Reality? “Net Neutrality” is a guiding internet principle aimed to ensure all that bits are equal. It has its basis in the concept of an “open Internet” whereby end-users can access the lawful content, applications, services and devices of their choice. In a way it is petitioned similar to […]The post Net Neutrality appeared first on subbaraonv.com.
  • Marketing in the emerging era of connected-intelligence

    Subba Rao NV
    25 Dec 2013 | 12:26 pm
    Marketing in the emerging era of connected-intelligence      The measure of intelligence is the ability to change…….Albert Einstein          As the sun begins to set down on 2013, one is but tempted to see if the year can be bracketed or summarized to any dominant theme or logic – as led […]The post Marketing in the emerging era of connected-intelligence appeared first on subbaraonv.com.
  • What we can learn from the little master – Sachin!

    Subba Rao NV
    16 Nov 2013 | 7:18 am
    What we can learn from the little master – Sachin! Genius is eternal patience…. Michelangelo   Seldom in the world of professionals comes a man who has carved out his destiny with such a fierce sense of purpose, tenacity and skill as has Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. In recent times only two other names, aka RN […]The post What we can learn from the little master – Sachin! appeared first on subbaraonv.com.
  • Corner Office / S Sivakumar

    Subba Rao NV
    25 Oct 2013 | 6:38 pm
    Corner Office speaks to S. Sivakumar, Group Head of Agri and IT Businesses of ITC This interview with Mr. S. Sivakumar (Shiv), Group Head of Agri and IT Businesses of ITC Ltd., India, was conducted by Best Matters (/ subbaraonv).  Shiv runs a Billion Dollar Agri Business, is the Vice Chairman of ITC Infotech – a global IT […]The post Corner Office / S Sivakumar appeared first on subbaraonv.com.
  • Corner Office / Vikram Sakhuja

    Subba Rao NV
    25 Sep 2013 | 5:38 am
    Corner Office speaks to Vikram Sakhuja, CEO Maxus Worldwide ( A GroupM Company)   This interview with Vikram Sakhuja, CEO Maxus Worldwide ( A GroupM Company) was conducted by Best Matters (/ subbaraonv)       Q.        Maxus has been an amazing worldwide success story. For the benefit of diverse readers could you upfront quickly share ‘what is the DNA […]The post Corner Office / Vikram Sakhuja appeared first on subbaraonv.com.
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  • IS TECHNOLOGY SLOWING US DOWN?

    Brian Null
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:13 am
    Ways That Technology Might Be Inhibiting Our Efficiency and Solutions to Maximizing its Benefits Welcome to the Digital Age. Gone are the days of typewriters, Polaroid cameras and rotary phones. Computers, digital cameras and smart phones have not only replaced their prehistoric counterparts in our ever-advancing technological world, but they are seemingly as much a necessity to one’s survival as food and clothing. Why? Simply put, they are the normal means of communication, productivity and solutions in both the corporate world and our personal lives. As technology continues to advance,…
  • Eliminate These Time-Wasting Activities and Make Your Routine Actually Work

    Brian Null
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:31 am
    ‘Time’ has been long considered the single greatest resource at our disposal and every day, every single individual wakes up with exactly the same amount of this resource: 24 hours, 1,440 minutes or 86,400 seconds. Despite this even start, there is a tremendous difference in what each of us accomplishes with our time. For some individuals it seems as though the sky is the limit. No matter how busy they are, they always appear in control and on the ball. In contrast, others seem to struggle to get anything done, always scrambling to keep up, saying over and over how they just “can’t…
  • Don’t Let These Barriers to an End-Client Mentality Ruin Your Consulting Firm

    Influence & Co.
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    In the consulting world, one rule reigns supreme: It’s all about the end client. If you’re not scrutinizing your client service, satisfaction, and delivery on a daily basis, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity to survive and thrive in the business world. Still, catering to your end client can be more difficult than it appears, especially when you’re juggling both buyers and influencers. As a result, many consulting firms think they’re focusing on client satisfaction when, in reality, they’re just hiding behind rhetoric. It’s amazing to see the huge variations in quality,…
  • Selecting the Right Service Organization Control Report for Outsourced Operations

    Influence & Co.
    3 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Joe from the marketing department could lose his documents if your outsourced infrastructure isn’t secure. That might not seem like the end of the world (unless you’re Joe), but if a bank’s website goes down, the bank loses money. To help protect you from this situation, the American Institute of CPAs established Service Organization Control reports. While addressing these requirements can be tedious, these reports ensure that service organizations are keeping a close eye on businesses’ information. These reports provide a standardized way to evaluate and report on internal controls…
  • 5 Benefits of Switching to a Paperless Office

    Influence & Co.
    2 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    If you’ve been to a thrift store recently, you might have noticed a surplus of briefcases. Lots of people are getting rid of briefcases because they’re relics of a time before laptops, iPads, and smartphones ruled the workplace. Briefcases made sense in the era when you hauled dozens of papers to work each day, but that era is over. So why hasn’t your business made the shift away from paper? There are dozens of benefits of a paperless office. Here are five of the most important: 1. You’ll diminish your environmental impact. A single sheet of paper might seem innocuous, but its…
 
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  • MBA@UNC San Francisco Immersion: Entrepreneurship and Venture Capitalism

    Jenna Dutcher
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:11 am
    At MBA@UNC’s 2015 immersion in San Francisco, students in the Innovation track had a chance to learn about entrepreneurship and venture capitalism directly from a variety of top founders, executives and venture capitalists. Here’s a closer look at two panel discussions. Entrepreneur Panel The Entrepreneur Panel at the San Francisco immersion was moderated by MBA@UNC Executive Director Susan Cates, and featured Joseph DeSimone (Carbon3D), Thomas Layton (Elance-oDesk), Anthony Soohoo (Dot & Bo), and Bill Starling (Synecor LLC and Synergy Life Sciences Partners). Cates kicked off the…
  • MBA@UNC San Francisco Immersion: Fostering Innovation

    Jenna Dutcher
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:10 am
    MBA@UNC’s 2015 domestic immersion was held in San Francisco, California, from March 20–22. Students attended one of two tracks, choosing from the Innovation track and the Data Analytics track, both designed with the always-evolving industries of the Bay Area in mind. Here are some of the highlights from the Innovation track. Innovation and Customer Insight Dr. Sridhar Balasubramanian, UNC Kenan-Flagler The immersion kicked off with a talk on innovation and customer insight by Dr. Sridhar Balasubramanian, MBA@UNC associate dean. Balasubramanian, or Dr. B, as he is commonly known, urged…
  • How to Build a Successful Mentoring Program [GUIDE]

    Rebecca Lindegren
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Research shows that young workers place a higher premium on mentorship and training than on the size of their paychecks. In fact, more than 60 percent of college and graduate students list mentoring as a criterion for choosing an employer. Companies are responding to these young workers accordingly. In fact, 76 percent of Fortune magazine’s top 25 companies offer mentoring programs. But millennials are not only on the receiving end of mentorship. They are also mentoring more seasoned workers on topics such as social media and other forms of technology, creating two-way benefits. “How to…
  • No Such Thing as a Free Lunch: Taxing Corporate Perks

    Jenna Dutcher
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:07 am
    Silicon Valley startups like Google and Facebook famously use perks like on-site chefs, yoga classes and free shuttle services to attract and retain top talent in a competitive recruiting landscape. And it’s not just tech startups that offer these perks. Employers in other sectors are expanding their perks as well. A 2012 USA Today survey found that employee-paid benefits have risen from 16.6 percent of total compensation in 2000 to 19.7 percent in 2011. Back in the 1960s, it was less than 10 percent. But the gravy train may be leaving the station for the last time. After employment-tax…
  • The Business of Data Brokers [Infographic]

    Jenna Dutcher
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:31 am
    How much is your privacy worth? In the data broker industry, everything from personal identifying data to social media data to health data is packaged and sold to the highest bidder for annual revenues of almost half a billion dollars per year. Some individuals have also claimed a piece of this pie, with entrepreneurs selling their personal data for sums of anywhere from $2 to close to $3,000. But what data is sold? Where is it collected? And just how much do Americans care about keeping it private? In this infographic, MBA@UNC explores the types and sources of information collected by data…
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  • Explaining the NHL Draft Lottery

    Mitch Kasprick
    15 Apr 2015 | 10:10 am
    NHL to hold Draft Lottery on April 18 - The NHL has implemented new changes to the current lottery to be phased in over two years starting with the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. From the NHL: The National Hockey League will be making changes to its annual Draft Lottery, a weighted system implemented and utilized to determine the order of selection in the first round of the NHL Draft for the fourteen teams not qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs (or the teams that have acquired the first-round pick of those non-playoff teams). For 2015 The odds of winning the number one overall pick at the 2015…
  • Podcast 032: Winnipeg Jets Playoff Edition

    Mitch Kasprick
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Winnipeg Hockey Talk editor Mitch Kasprick is joined regular guest Darryl Manchulenko to celebrate the Winnipeg Jets clinching their first ever playoff spot. Darryl and Mitch will also be previewing and making their predictions on the Montreal/Ottawa series, the Washington/NYI series, the NYR/Pittsburgh series, the Tampa Bay/Detroit series as well as the Western Conference’s Nashville/Chicago series, the St. Louis/Minnesota series, the Vancouver/Calgary series and last but not least thirty minutes on the Winnipeg/Anaheim series. Podcast 032 Check out our latest podcast here OR Follow Us…
  • Random Thoughts On The Winnipeg Jets: Apr. 13

    Mitch Kasprick
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:24 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.  JETS CLINCH … JETS CLINCH … I got that out of my system and I’ll be okay now … JETS CLINCH … JETS CLINCH … now I’m okay    2.  The Winnipeg Jets had a 3-0-1 record this past week.  Seven out of a possible eight points. Thoughts?      3.  I think the start times for Jets/Ducks games #3 and #4 are a joke.  What kind of home ice advantage is…
  • Winnipeg Jets: Segment 8 Update

    Mitch Kasprick
    12 Apr 2015 | 2:40 pm
    UPDATE: Apr. 12, 2015 The Winnipeg Jets 8th 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 at least 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 8 JETS CLINCH … JETS CLINCH The Jets were…
  • 2014-15 “All NHL Games Worth 3 Points” Standings

    Mitch Kasprick
    12 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    Alternative NHL Standings (3 point regulation win) – UPDATED Once again it’s time to give hockey fans the alternative 3 point standings (3 point regulation win) so we can see how the standings would look if ALL games were worth 3 points.  For now we will post the standings weekly and maybe even daily closer to the end of the season. FINAL: as of  Sunday morning April, 12 2015 The actual NHL standings are posted on the left and the alternative standings on the right (3 point regulation win).  The alternative standings are based on the NHL allotting 3 points in every NHL game (3…
 
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    Arizona Hockey Talk

  • Random Thoughts On The Arizona Coyotes: Apr. 13

    Mitch Kasprick
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:35 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 finished their season with a 0-3-0 record last week … 0 points!      2.  Congrats to OEL being named the team’s MVP and scoring leader. 3.  Congrats to Tobias Reider on being named the Yotes “Rookie of the Year”. 4.  Congrats to Michael Stone on being named Coyotes “Man of the Year”. 5.  Congrats to Mike Smith who won the…
  • Explaining the NHL Draft Lottery

    Mitch Kasprick
    12 Apr 2015 | 10:19 am
    NHL to hold Draft Lottery on April 18 - The NHL has implemented new changes to the current lottery to be phased in over two years starting with the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. From the NHL: The National Hockey League will be making changes to its annual Draft Lottery, a weighted system implemented and utilized to determine the order of selection in the first round of the NHL Draft for the fourteen teams not qualifying for the Stanley Cup Playoffs (or the teams that have acquired the first-round pick of those non-playoff teams). For 2015 The odds of winning the number one overall pick at the 2015…
  • Random Thoughts On The Arizona Coyotes: Apr. 6

    Mitch Kasprick
    6 Apr 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Things about the Arizona Coyotes and the NHL  that crossed my mind this past week - Some random facts and a few thoughts from this past week about the National Hockey League and our Arizona Coyotes. 1.  The Arizona Coyotes had a 1-2-0 record this week … 2 points!      2.  Congrats to OEL for tying Phil Housley’s franchise record for goals by a defenceman with his 23rd! 3.  Mark Arcobello scored 8 goals and 7 assists for 15 points in his first 50 games with Edmonton, Nashville, and Pittsburgh while scoring 9 goals and 7 assists for 16 points with the Coyotes in only 24…
  • Random Thoughts On The Arizona Coyotes: Mar. 30

    Mitch Kasprick
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:14 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 2-1-0 record this week … 4 points!      2.  Nobody can accuse the Arizona Coyotes of tanking for Connor McDavid after two gutsy road OT wins and competing every game. 3.  OR the Edmonton Oilers.  (see above) 4.  How many goalies have the Buffalo Sabres gone through in their quest to tank for the 1st overall lottery pick?     5.  I guess Randy Carlyle…
  • Random Thoughts On The Arizona Coyotes: Mar. 23

    Mitch Kasprick
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:11 pm
    Things about the Arizona Coyotes and the NHL  that crossed my mind this past week - Some random facts and a few thoughts from this past week about the National Hockey League and our Arizona Coyotes. 1.  The Arizona Coyotes had a 0-4-0 record this week … 0 points!      2.  The Coyotes are 1-8-1 since the “NHL trade Deadline”. 3.  It looks like the fight for Connor McDavid could be settled in about 7 days with the Buffalo Sabres and the Arizona Coyotes playing each other twice within a week. (Thursday in Buffalo and next Monday in Glendale)    4.  I think the Arizona…
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    BelieveBelong

  • Diners Club Sponsors a World-Class Ski Event

    Tribh Grewal
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    The top female skiers in the world gathered from February 27 – March 2 in the ski resort of Bansko, Bulgaria to compete in one leg of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup for Alpine Skiing — a season-long annual competition that comprises race events held at resorts in Europe and North America. Twenty-five-year-old Austrian... Read more »
  • A Toast to the Chefs Honored at Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants

    Chrysoula Economopoulos
    18 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    The third annual Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants has come to a close, celebrating 50 of the finest restaurants in the region. The list was topped by Gaggan in Bangkok, which opened in 2010 with the vision to reinvigorate Indian cuisine by incorporating modern cooking techniques. The list also welcomed eight new entries, with first-time entries... Read more »
  • Join Us to Celebrate Asia’s Finest Dining

    Sheryl Yasger
    6 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    Next week, Diners Club will be traveling to Singapore to celebrate Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2015 with some of the leading chefs in the world. As the Official Financial Services Sponsor of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants, we will be on the ground for the awards ceremony on Monday, March 9, and for the festivities surrounding the... Read more »
  • 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 »
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    Personal Leadership

  • CBP-56: Stakeholder engagement with Elke Jeurissen and Cato Léonard

    Peter Simoons
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    “We need to be aware of the fact that it is a learning by doing process”, those are the parting words of Elke Jeurissen in this conversation. Cato Léonard adds to that that we need courageous managers to create successful collaborations with other partners. External collaborations are often outside of our comfort zone, yet that is were we need to go to create successful collaborations that open new roads. Elke and Cato are partners in Glassroots, a Belgium company that is fully focused on stakeholder engagement. As it is said on their website: “Stakeholder engagement is all about…
  • The three benefits of coaching

    Peter Simoons
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:47 am
    How often do you look into the mirror of your own developments and how often do you assess the progress you’ve made? It will help you to gain clarity and to set or adjust direction for the way forward. However, objective reflection is a challenge! If you are like most of us, you will have a subjective view on what you see in the mirror. This is the first step in a coaching program: I will help you to create objective clarity and to set a clear direction in going forward. Clarity and a focussed direction will help you achieve your business goals quicker and easier. A focussed direction…
  • Are you ready to make money in the collaborative business world?

    Peter Simoons
    8 Apr 2015 | 2:51 am
    Last week the Dutch business paper FD featured a special about the fact that the acquisition market is growing again. In January of this year PWC published a CEO study in which 51% of the CEO’s said they plan to enter into new strategic alliances in the next 12 months. CEO’s are regaining faith in the economy and are now looking for means to make more money through inorganic growth for their company more than before. They are getting ready for the collaborative business world. How about you, are you ready to make money in the collaborative business world? Success does not come by…
  • CBP-55: Global Alliances with Ramanath Suryaprakash

    Peter Simoons
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In this episode of the Collaborative Business Podcast I am in conversation with Ramanath Suryaprakash, who is a Global Alliance Manager at Infosys. Ram is based in Seattle and works from there with 10 to 15 alliance partners who are located across the globe and often, like Infosys, also work across the globe. Working in global alliances brings additional dimensions of timezones and cultures to the alliance management process. We dive into that topic and we discuss how Ram deals with that. Ram is very focussed on always creating Win-Win Partnerships that generate business impact to the joint…
  • An off day, what do you do? (hint: it’s about personal leadership!)

    Peter Simoons
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:49 am
    Do you ever have one of those days that go completely into the opposite direction of what you had in plan for the day? Last Friday was such a day for me. The day started as planned with my daily walk, which still is the perfect day starter for me. I delayed it a bit to be able to walk in between two rain showers, so that was perfect. Then back at my desk I prepared for a video interview with Elke Jeurissen and Cato Léonard of Glassroots. This was an interview I was really looking forward to. This duo video interview fits perfectly in the transformation the Collaborative Business Podcast is…
 
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    Linear to Circular

  • Uber, You Can’t Buy a Social License

    Chris Oestereich
    6 Apr 2015 | 9:16 am
    Like a teenager with a new sportscar, Uber has been cruising around town looking for trouble. Continue Reading →
  • 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 →
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  • 3 Ways Today’s Technology is Altering the BPO Landscape

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

    Outsourcing Insider
    5 Apr 2015 | 10:26 pm
    Changes in the global outsourcing industry are affected by a lot of different factors. This week, we’re sharing two articles that illustrate how rising costs affect a country’s BPO industry. The first one is about how the Philippine BPO sector is coping with local wage hikes while the second one shares how rising labor costs in China have contributed to catapulting Vietnam to emerge at the top of the world’s list of outsourcing locations. BPO Sector Coping Well With Wage Hikes – Lawmaker From Philippine Star By Jess Diaz In this article, Pasig City representative Roman…
  • Fitch: Philippines BPO Industry Helps Keep Country’s Investment-Grade Rating

    Outsourcing Insider
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:53 pm
    Fitch Ratings Inc., a global rating agency and one of the three nationally recognized statistical organizations designated by United States Securities and Exchange Commission, has continued  to maintain an investment grade rating of ‘BBB-’ for the Philippines. The global debt watcher point to two main factors for the high rating: first is the continuous inflow of OFW worker’s remittances, and the second, the unabated growth of the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry and the presence of BPO companies, which has been instrumental in boosting the country’s robust…
  • 3 Ways to Boost Your Business Performance with Outsourcing Innovations

    Outsourcing Insider
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:26 pm
    What is there to still look forward to in the world of outsourcing? Apparently, a lot and it all boils down to one word: Innovation. Businesses these days cannot afford to remain stagnant and must instead continuously look for new ways to do things better in order to provide improved products and services as well as improved customer and supplier relationships. This doesn’t escape the relationship between outsourcing buyers and providers. According to the Aecus Innovation Reality Report 2015, a survey among 100 senior outsourcing buyers in the UK, buyers are “already actively implementing…
  • UK Facilities Management Outsourcing to Grow by 5 Percent Annually

    Outsourcing Insider
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:04 pm
    The outsourcing sector in general shows no signs of slowing down. According to AMA Research, in its 10th published edition of the report, “Facilities Management Outsourcing Report – UK 2014-2018 Analysis”, the market for outsourcing facilities management services, which included bundled and total facilities management, raked in almost £19.5 billion in 2014. In the next four years, it is forecasted to grow, with a valuation seen to reach about £19.5 billion. Most of the business in the public sector will mostly likely be coming in from local authorities, as BPO companies…
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    rhettpower.com

  • Entrepreneurship Tour of South Africa

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

    4 Apr 2015 | 12:58 pm
    The new website is up. You can now book me to speak online athttp://www.rhettpower.com/booking-rhett.html
  • YALI Network in South Africa This Week

    30 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
    In stunning Cape Town South Africa this week to inspire young Entrepreneurs...I bet I will leave being the one inspired...What a life!  YALINetwork
  • Kick4Life is Making a Difference in Lesotho

    25 Mar 2015 | 11:31 am
    Kick4Life F.C. is the world’s first football club exclusively dedicated to social change. As a charity and a social enterprise our mission is to change the lives and long-term prospects of vulnerable young people in Lesotho...this is social enterprise at its best and I'm excited to be involved...check it out http://www.kick4life.org
  • Vodacom Innovation Park Lesotho

    20 Mar 2015 | 11:36 am
    Early morning Radio to promote the new incubator I will be involved with here in Lesotho...06:30 and I have to be chipper...http://theinnovationpark.co.ls/
 
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    Market Business News

  • Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 25th birthday on 24 April

    Christian Nordqvist
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:01 am
    Exactly 25 years ago on 24 April, the Hubble Space Telescope was taken into orbit by Space Shuttle Discovery in what was at the time considered the most ambitious astronomy... The post Hubble Space Telescope celebrates 25th birthday on 24 April appeared first on Market Business News.
  • Dark matter not so ‘dark’ after all, seen interacting with non-gravity force

    Marie Singer
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:34 am
    Dark matter, something we cannot see with telescopes or detect with instruments, but know it is there because of its gravitational effects on visible matter, like stars and galaxies, may... The post Dark matter not so ‘dark’ after all, seen interacting with non-gravity force appeared first on Market Business News.
  • Early Britons were cannibals, Gough’s Cave remains suggest

    Veronica Cruz
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:06 am
    Ice Age Britons were cannibals, evidence from human remains collected from Gough’s Cave in Cheddar Gorge suggests. Researchers from the Natural History Museum, University College London and some Spanish Universities... The post Early Britons were cannibals, Gough’s Cave remains suggest appeared first on Market Business News.
  • UK unemployment rate down to 5.6%

    Joseph Nordqvist
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:55 pm
    The jobless rate in the UK has dropped to 5.6%, according to the latest official figures released by the Office for National Statistics. The number of jobless people in the... The post UK unemployment rate down to 5.6% appeared first on Market Business News.
  • AGL to close all coal-fired power stations by 2050

    Joseph Nordqvist
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:25 pm
    AGL Energy, one of Australia’s leading power generators, said that it will close all existing coal-fired power stations in its portfolio by 2050, a major step forward in the decarbonisation... The post AGL to close all coal-fired power stations by 2050 appeared first on Market Business News.
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  • Why Should You Hire a Professional for SEO Services?

    Mike Applegate
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:41 am
    As someone who is new to running a website, you have probably been doing as much research as possible to learn how to promote your site. During your search for great advertising methods, you have probably heard about companies that offer Toronto SEO services as a means of helping sites achieve great search engine rankings. However, you might be a bit confused about what these services entail, and you might not be sure that these are the right services for your site. Once you have a better understanding of what Toronto SEO services are and why they are important, however, you are sure to want…
  • 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…
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    CDC Synectics on How to Leverage Resources

  • Ownerships that Generate Exceptional Results

    Connie Siu
    15 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Great companies know how best to leverage their talent. They are cognizant that ownership is a key motivator for action. There are two components for creating ownership. Buy-in: Attaining buy-in is gaining alignment on the purpose of the work. This is an important first step. Without buy-in, employees could do the work grudgingly. The quality of the results will suffer. The worst case scenario is coercion which is not a culture any business would like to have. Accountability: Assigning responsibilities is the easy part. Holding someone accountable for the work doesn’t guarantee result…
  • Solutions that Won’t Make the Grade

    Connie Siu
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:49 am
    The effectiveness of a solution hinges on how well it addresses the issue and the improvement effected. Some solutions are quick to implement; others require significant effort and capital. All too often, lacklustre results raise questions about why they were considered in the first place. Here are several examples of solutions that won’t make the grade. 1. A gatekeeper for quality control Having a gatekeeper to manage specific work seems logical but it is not always an effective approach. For instance, data entry into a legacy system is restricted to a select few due to the convoluted…
  • How to Tackle Inefficiency with a Big Picture View

    Connie Siu
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:07 pm
    A bottleneck is a juncture where things could not move through due to constraints. These constraints include inadequate resource to handle the volume, errors that result in rework, delays caused by problems with specific tasks. A bottleneck is the result of an inefficient practice. Persistent inefficiency slows down the workflow and dampens productivity significantly. While the root cause of an inefficient practice could be attributable to a single factor, it is beneficial to take a big picture view. You get a better appreciation of the problem and more importantly, you put things in…
  • How to Orient Your Operations to be Customer-focused

    Connie Siu
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:11 pm
    Operational excellence is more than an internal business challenge. Find out how to orient your operations to be customer-focused to build customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Does Consensus Decision-making Lead to Compromised Solutions?

    Connie Siu
    6 Mar 2015 | 4:44 pm
    Obtaining consensus involves getting an agreement from a group of colleagues on a solution. The process to obtain consensus takes time because everyone involved is supposed to have an opportunity to express his view and debate about it. Making decisions using a consensus approach is not always effective. The solution could be compromised for three reasons: Shifted focus from adopting the best solution to getting a consensus The best solution is tweaked in order to gain support People become fatigue from lengthy debates and eventually, give in to a sub-optimal solution To minimize the risk of…
 
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    Strategic Thinking | Principles of Execution

  • PofE 072: 7 Principles For Developing A Culture That Works!

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

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

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

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

  • Your Marketing Trends Road Map for 2015 [Infographic]

    Catherine
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:11 am
    This infographic from Uberflip describes the marketing trends road map for 2015. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: THE SEENThe post Your Marketing Trends Road Map for 2015 [Infographic] appeared first on THE SEEN.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Set up Your Own Video Subscription Website [Review]

    Hellen
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:37 am
    With new advances in technology, the access to videos is more important than ever. People access streaming videos both for education and entertainment. It is important for businesses to have a viable platform through which they can transmit their videos to their customers. Having such a platform provides a unique chance for businesses to build a connection with their customers. The Demand for Decent Video Streaming Services Video streaming services are becoming a major part of people’s internet activity. Not only are they used for entertainment and education, but they are highly watched for…
  • Social Login Sharing Trends [Infographic]

    Catherine
    3 Apr 2015 | 5:30 am
    This infographic from LoginRadius presents an in-depth analysis on how social media integrations matter to your website's success, based on Q4 2014 data from the LoginRadius social marketing platform serving 120,000+ websites globally. Embed This Image On Your Site (copy code below): Courtesy of: THE SEENThe post Social Login Sharing Trends [Infographic] appeared first on THE SEEN.
 
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    Pinnacle Telecom - Comms Buzz

  • Leading the way with ‘Hosted Telephony’

    pinnacletelecom
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:36 am
    Hosted telephony services are changing how small, medium and large businesses use voice communications. They can deliver an extraordinary range of business, financial and technical benefits – making business voice communications more resilient, saving money and making it easy to adapt to change. Office phone systems are often called PBXs – Private Branch Exchanges – or PABXs – private automatic branch exchanges. In the simplest terms, they connect any two or more phone users in the same organisation together. Of course they can do a vast amount more, providing facilities such as voice…
  • Get control of your telephone calls via the web

    pinnacletelecom
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:59 am
    This week we have introduced a complete communications service for businesses that is packed full of features and controlled via an easy-to-use web portal. Our new ‘Horizon’ service lets managers easily control the business environment while enabling employees to maximise their productivity. The suite has lots of clever features and an emphasis on control through the web that takes away the need for an often-expensive IT expert. Managers can quickly configure the system according to their organisation’s changing requirements, while their employees can manage calls easily and…
  • Unifying The Worlds Of Voice And Data Key To Business Success

    pinnacletelecom
    30 Mar 2015 | 1:53 pm
    Companies embracing the merging of voice and data technologies will be the ones which prove most successful. The worlds of data and voice have evolved separately in recent years, but those organisations which marry them together using current technologies will see substantial benefits in the form of capital and operational cost savings, lower cost of ownership for hardware, reduced risk associated with continuity and disaster recovery, and new opportunities for innovation. First, there is the world of the data centre. Its servers and other hardware components, and the business applications…
  • Integrating mobile devices into communications infrastructure key issue for companies

    pinnacletelecom
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:20 pm
    Organisations need to take a fresh look at how they are integrating their employees’ mobile phones into their corporate communications network. Mobiles should be an extension of a feature-rich network rather than a stand-alone add-on for employees. No business tool is more essential or ubiquitous than the phone. With the huge array of technologies now at our disposal, we still depend on the power of voice communications that let us connect instantaneously and talk with anyone in the world. No more so than in a world where business operations are spread around the globe with highly mobile…
  • Mobile Phone Management Key To Business Success

    pinnacletelecom
    17 Mar 2015 | 6:58 am
    As mobile phones celebrate a milestone birthday, it’s interesting how they have moved from a simple communications device to now being a key part of business processes. It has now been 40 years since the first mobile phone call when a telephone engineer rang a technology rival from a ‘cell’ phone in New York. The device was almost 23cm tall, weighed more than one kilogram, contained 30 circuit boards, had a talk-time of 35 minutes and took 10 hours to recharge. Today, mobile phones in many of our client’s systems are set up to handle many complex forms-based applications that talk to…
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    Market Deeper

  • EaseUS Todo Backup Free Data Backup Software

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

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

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

    SenaidaCushing
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:31 pm
    The Amway business may appear huge to the average individual, but in the world of excessive well being and beauty goods, Amway is a needle in a haystack. There are numerous amazing goods out there, such as in the Amway business. Beneath (in no particular purchase) you’ll discover the ten very best Amway goods. Keeping your pores and skin hydrated … Read More >>The post Your Manual To Efficient Therapeutic Skincare appeared first on Market Deeper.
  • Top Couple Of Branded View Companies

    CelindaSutter
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:26 pm
    In todays on-line marketplace there are a lot of duplicate watches accessible for sale. But if you strategy on buying one, take your time and choose properly. By selecting one that’s not higher quality, you might as well not purchase 1 at all. Attempt and find that perfect duplicate view, the one you you know is ideal as quickly as … Read More >>The post Top Couple Of Branded View Companies appeared first on Market Deeper.
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  • Security Sprawl: Modern Business and the BYOD Threat

    Nick Huang
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:44 am
    With more and more companies allowing employees to bring their own devices, IT departments should intuitively be less stressed, right? Wrong. The “bring your own device”, or “BYOD”, movement comes with its own challenges, according to Rehan Jali, CEO of Elastica. With more than 60 percent of companies allowing employee mobile device use on the...
  • How Webinars Are Perfect for Increasing ROI in Marketing

    Jesse Maida
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:40 am
    Image Source What is a Webinar? A webinar is media— a Slideshare presentation, whiteboard annotation, lecture or say a sales video transmitted over the Internet. A webinar can be one-way, merely involving the speaker explaining whatever it is and the audience listening to him. It can be interactive too, giving the viewers a choice to participate,...
  • Business Boosters: Local Search Strategies for Mobile Marketing

    Nick Huang
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:43 am
    Mobile phones are increasingly being used to search online, and businesses simply cannot afford to ignore this trend. Now is the time to start targeting mobile users in the search engines if you have not yet done so. Mobile search is only going to get bigger, so here are some local mobile search strategies to maximize your performance and win more...
  • Comparing the Cost of Beer and Cigarettes in Major Cities Around the World

    Nick Huang
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:49 am
    The price of beer and cigarettes significantly vary in different major cities around the world, according to the latest survey conducted by Deutsche bank using the data from living cost comparison website Expatistan . The survey indicates that a pint of beer (approx. 500ml) on average costs about US$5.54 in Toronto, Canada, which is more than...
  • How to Find a Job That Fits Your Lifestyle

    Jesse Maida
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:45 am
    Many industries are becoming more lifestyle focused. This movement is taking a different form in each nation. Britain just offered new parents 50 weeks of combined leave, 37 of which are at full pay. Competitive American industries often offer really excellent vacation packages. Lots of other industries emphasize employee health and happiness,...
 
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    Globalization Partners International - Blog

  • What is Pseudo-Localization?

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
      If you have ever been involved with a software or website translation project, pseudo-localization is a process you will be very familiar with. For those unfamiliar with the term, pseudo-localization is a form of QA testing to determine if your files are ready for translation.  Quite simply, it's a trial run for the actual translation. Test, Fix, Translate   The correct way to begin any localization project is to first invest time preparing your files.  This is where pseudo-localization happens.  The additional time you spend on these series of tests will save you a…
  • Sitecore CMS and Multi-language Sites - Part 2

    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Sitecore is a customer experience management company that offers leading Web Content Management System (WCMS) and multi-channel marketing automation software solutions.   Sitecore is highly scalable, yet very easy to use. It allows website managers and authors to better engage with their customers online across multiple channels and to derive customer intelligence.   The company was founded in 2001 and has offices in Australia, Denmark, Sweden, Canada, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, and the United States.   Sitecore has been…
  • Business Etiquette around the World

    14 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Globalization is one of the best and fastest ways of growing your business, but it comes with certain challenges. Cultural differences result in different sets of business etiquette and ethical practices from country to country. Respecting and adopting these practices can lead to your business's success globally.   There is an ongoing debate over whether businesses should adapt to the local environment or if there should be a standard set of principles for business etiquette around the world. Globalization, social media and technology, along with factors like environmental issues and…
  • Angel Investors

    12 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend two major events on global investments and new business opportunities in the MENA region.   Both events discussed foreign investments in the MENA region, the incentives governments are willing to give to attract investors, and the role investors play in startups. But one term kept coming up, "Angel Investors."   The first event was the annual investment meeting, AIM Dubai 2015, which highlighted the role of sustainable development through FDI induced innovation and technology development.  The second event was the AMCHAM MENA…
  • Business Card Etiquette

    9 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Surprisingly, mom is not always right, especially in the world of networking. Contrary to our mothers' constant reminder to never talk to strangers, the art of socializing and networking requires us to do exactly the opposite!   In fact, the more strangers you share information with, the more chances there are for socializing which can lead to career or business opportunities.   We may have been taught not to speak to strangers, but at the end of the day a profitable future awaits if we make the right connection, and isn't that what makes most moms happy?     Evolution of…
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    Rapid Formations Blog

  • Workplace distractions cost UK businesses £250m

    Rachel Craig
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:21 am
    Workplace distractions cost UK businesses £250m UK businesses are losing £250m every year as a result of distracted employees, heavy email traffic and office gossips, researchers claim.  According to a new survey conducted by The University of Leeds and Samsung Electronics UK, most workers are unproductive for 70 days of the year – with respondents admitting they only feel like they’ve actually achieved something on an average of 3.6 days a week. Almost a quarter of those surveyed claimed they interrupt their workflow every 22 minutes to check their emails, and over a third of…
  • Three ways it pays to be a micromanager

    Rachel Craig
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:49 am
    Three ways it pays to be a micromanager Micromanaging is a bit of a workplace faux pas. After all, most workers pine for a certain degree of freedom in the office – and it’s impossible to complete even the most menial of tasks when you’ve got two or three line managers looking over your shoulder. A lot of studies back up this social stigma against micromanagers. Experts reckon there’s a direct correlation between work independence and productivity levels – thus improving your bottom line. But so long as you’re doing it in moderation, sometimes a little micromanagement is…
  • How does EU immigration impact the UK economy?

    Rachel Craig
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:20 am
    How does EU immigration impact the UK economy? The UK government receives over £463 per second in taxes thanks to EU migrants, according to a new report by Rapid Formations. European immigration into the UK has reached a record high. Last year, 28 EU migrants entered the country every hour – sparking fears that these unprecedented migration levels may prove a fatal blow to the UK’s public sector. But according to immigration experts at the Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration (CReAM), EU migrants actually contribute around 13.5% more in taxes than they’re receiving in…
  • Where to display details of your Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

    Rachel Craig
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:01 am
    Where to display details of your Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) The Companies Act 2006 requires LLPs to disclose certain business details to the general public at its registered office address and other places of business, on official business stationary and all websites. These trading disclosure regulations are included in ‘The Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business (Names and Trading Disclosures) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/17), and they are in place to ensure the legal identity of every LLP is revealed to anyone who has, or may wish to have, dealings with the LLP.
  • How do I choose the right accountant for my business?

    Rachel Craig
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
    How do I choose the right accountant for my business? As a business owner, you’d probably like to think you know a thing or two about numbers – but when you’re waist deep in HR disputes, new marketing tactics and total quality management exercises, it can be pretty difficult to find enough time to balance the books. It’s time to face facts: you need to hire an accountant. The process itself can be a little daunting. In fact, selecting the right accountant is usually one of the most crucial decisions a small business owner will ever have to make. Choose wisely, and you’ll save time,…
 
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    Exit Promise

  • What Does it Take to Exit Your Business – Is it Good Luck?

    Paul Cronin
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Perhaps you are one of those business owners who feels you have plenty of time to think about exiting your business. You consider yourself lucky, and whenever you feel it’s time to leave, you will be able to do so with ease. Why it may not be so – This is not one of those articles about how long it takes to leave a business, or how hard and expensive it can be. Instead it’s about the false impression many business owners have of life after the business – all wine and roses (PS it’s not). The post What Does it Take to Exit Your Business – Is it Good Luck? appeared first on Exit…
  • Google Analytics Reports: What Are Visitors Doing on Your Website?

    Jane and Scot Noel
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    You’ve invested in Search Optimizing your website with better content, meta-code, and Social Media links. Traffic to your site has increased, and you’ve even started to receive more calls and orders. What’s next? The first thing to realize is that SEO is an open-ended process that is never really complete. It comes with victories and setbacks, and you need to be vigilant about the ways in which your web visitors interact with your site. The post Google Analytics Reports: What Are Visitors Doing on Your Website? appeared first on 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.
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  • Shipwire V3 Navigation Launch

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

    Jonathan Tran
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    In light of the Postal Regulatory Commission‘s (PRC) approval of proposed rate increase for competitive products, USPS has proposed a service rate increase for 2015 starting on April 26th. The following list outlines the majority of services that will be affected:   Domestic Services: Parcel Select will increase on average 8.0% for non-Lightweight Parcel Select Parcel Return Service will have an overall price increase of 4.8% (increase will be determined by where parcel is retrieved) First-Class Package Service will increase 5.1% with no structural changes Standard Post will increase…
  • The drop shipping fulfillment opportunity part 3: Suppliers

    Tony Holbrook
    13 Mar 2015 | 3:48 pm
    This is the third post in our series on drop shipping. Please click here to see the previous post.   To sell Direct to Consumer (D2C), or not? Is this the true question suppliers face in today’s retail environment? Not really. The question isn’t whether you should support D2C fulfillment, but when and how quickly can you do it. Shipwire works with manufacturers, suppliers, and brands of all sizes. Recently, a consistent theme we’ve heard from these parties is that they are looking for solutions to support drop ship fulfillment. The demand for this type of fulfillment is…
  • The drop shipping fulfillment opportunity part 2: Retailers

    Tony Holbrook
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:16 pm
    This is the second post in our series on drop shipping. Please click here to start at the beginning of the series.   Drop shipping challenges and solutions for e-commerce retailers From the perspective of a retailer, pure-play, or brick and mortar, the concept of drop shipping makes a lot of sense. As long as pain points that sometimes arise with this business model are addressed, drop shipping can provide advantages that can be real differentiators for retailers. In this post, we’re discussing drop ship pain points — primarily because it’s important for e-commerce retailers to be…
  • 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. This means 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…
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    The Brook Expert Insights Blog

  • 7 warehouse training tips for a changing distribution industry

    16 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    With the growth of innovative technology in logistics, many distribution companies in Ireland are rushing to incorporate new integrated planning and operational systems that will meet global demands. In an effort to reduce wastes, streamline facility processes, and manage suppliers and customers, distributors are introducing better visibility into company performances through a variety of integrated data systems.
  • How to accurately calculate the ROI from your ERP implementation

    15 Apr 2015 | 5:08 am
    Inevitably, when presented with the option of ERP implementation, business owners, stockholders, and executive personnel all want to know two things: How much it will cost, and how soon a complete return on the investment (ROI) will manifest.
  • 3 ERP Implementation Stories for Leaders in the Logistics Industry

    9 Apr 2015 | 1:23 am
    ERP implementation has the ability to propel your business to new heights of efficiency and success. An integrated data system that includes the tools you need to accurately track your shipments and communicate with suppliers and customers in today’s ever-changing global economy forms the groundwork for success in the demanding marketplace.
  • Are You Making these 4 Common Supplier Management Mistakes?

    7 Apr 2015 | 12:47 am
    Effective supply chain management is crucial in today’s Irish economy. However, trying to determine which items to purchase from which vendors, staying abreast of market trends and forecasting needs, and generally building beneficial relationships with your suppliers can be a challenge. For many companies, fluctuating customer demand combined with the daily operating and work schedules makes enacting practical supplier management procedures a lofty, unattainable goal.
  • 3 Steps to Using Warehouse Automation Effectively for SMEs

    2 Apr 2015 | 9:45 am
    Warehouse automation is particularly effective for reducing operational costs when applied in a large business environment. Increasing productivity and reducing long-term costs becomes simplified through automated inclusions such as conveyors, carousels, palletisers, wrappers, and advanced picking technology such as RF (radio frequency) pick-to-light and pick-to-voice solutions that streamline warehouse procedures like never before.
 
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    The Official Blog of Larry Porter » The Official Blog of Larry Porter

  • Network Marketing Tips To Influence Your Prospects

    Larry Porter
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Network Marketing Tips To Influence Your Prospects   “FREE audio reveals… Why Most People fail when starting their home based business!” Warning: This audio will change the course of your business forever. The most concerning issue that most people have, where the vast majority fizzle, is that most see businessRead the Rest... The post Network Marketing Tips To Influence Your Prospects appeared first on The Official Blog of Larry Porter.
  • How Will MLSP Benefit my Business? See How Below…

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

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

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

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

  • CRM Analytics Market Driven by Exponential Growth in data Generation

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

    MarketsandMarkets
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:48 am
    Automated material handling systems negate the need for human intervention in different industrial tasks. They are convenient and easy to operate, making an ideal spot across different industrial verticals and manufacturing units. Most of the manufacturers are replacing their existing systems of material handling to the automated systems to save the time and the cost associated with the same. According to the researchers, the global automated material handling market is expected to witness steady growth during the next few years. Rising awareness from around the world and advancing…
  • Multichannel Campaign Management Market Overview – Major Drivers and Restraints

    MarketsandMarkets
    8 Apr 2015 | 4:27 am
    Product marketing in the most innovative way has become the need of the hour for the organizations. All the enterprises are on a constant lookout for attractive marketing campaigns for their outbound and inbound customers. Multichannel campaign management or MCM assists the companies in creating and communicating with the customers. It uses different communication channels like direct mails, websites, and social media and so on to define the campaigns. According to the researchers, rapid rise in the demand is expected to be the major driving factor for the multichannel campaign management…
  • Advancement in Camera Technologies Market Grows with Rise in 3D Technology

    MarketsandMarkets
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:33 am
    Photography techniques have witnessed tremendous advancements over the past few years. Invention of digital photography has turned out to be a big boon for many industries. Advancements in camera technologies find applications across different industrial verticals. There is a constant demand for the better and faster imaging technologies from different industries. According to the experts, rapid technological advancements are expected to influence the growth of the advancement in camera technologies market over the next few years. Rising industrial applications are also poised to create…
  • Parking Management Market Driven by Growth in Vehicle Ownerships

    MarketsandMarkets
    2 Apr 2015 | 4:29 am
    Parking management strategies involve utilizing and maximizing the available parking resources. These strategies and systems involve in reducing the parking requirements and reduce the amount of parking destination. Growth in intelligent transportation system is creating demand for smart parking systems. Growing number of individual vehicles on the roads are also expected to create requirement for better management of these vehicles. As a result, the global parking management market is expected to grow at a steady CAGR during the next few years to come. Emerging markets from around the world…
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    Consumerist

  • Comcast Bringing Super-Fast Fiber Network To Silicon Valley & Other California Markets

    Chris Morran
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:55 pm
    (Christopher.V)Two weeks after Comcast announced that Atlanta would be the first market to get its new Gigabit Pro fiber service — which promises speeds of up to twice that of Google Fiber — the company is now saying it will bring the high-speed broadband to several markets in California where it already offers service. According to Comcast, starting in June it will begin a rollout of Gigabit Pro in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, up north as far as Yuba City and Chico; then down to Modesto, Fresno, and the Visalia area. Nearer the coast, Salinas and Monterey will get…
  • Is The RadioShack Brand Name Even Worth Anything?

    Laura Northrup
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:53 pm
    (Phillip Pessar)All of RadioShack’s stores have been either shut down or sold and have now re-opened to sell only Sprint phones alongside batteries. Yet the owner of those stores, Standard General, didn’t negotiate to buy the RadioShack brand name along with the stores. It will be auctioned in May along with the rest of the company’s intellectual property, which includes the Radioshack.com URL and their mailing lists. Standard General may bid on the brand name, but they obviously don’t think that it’s very important. If the brand stayed dormant for a few decades…
  • Tobacco Company Credits Falling Gas Prices With Rising Sales

    Laura Northrup
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:11 pm
    (Xavier J. Peg ☠)Gas prices have fallen signifiantly in the last year or so, which is great news for consumers, if not necessarily for gas stations. There’s another hidden winner in this situation: tobacco companies. Customers who are spending less on gas have more money to spend on cigarettes, and gas stations happen to be a convenient place to buy them. Of course, no one’s going to say, “Hey, it only cost $40 to fill up my tank: time to take up smoking!” Yet having more spending money might lead people who already smoke to buy at a gas station instead of buying in…
  • IKEA Releases Catalog Of Furniture That Will Charge Your Phone For You

    Chris Morran
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:29 pm
    Last month, IKEA announced it would soon be releasing furniture with built-in charging technology so yu could power-up your phones, tablets, and other devices. Now the Swedish home furnishing giant has released a catalog showing off the first of these products that will be available this spring. The catalog [PDF] released to the press today shows products that fit into three general categories: wireless device charging pads intended to fit in with your home decor, furniture with built-in chargers, and a device that turns everyday furniture into a wireless charger. The retailer is also…
  • Could A JetBlue Hotel Be Part Of Your Future Travel Plans?

    Ashlee Kieler
    17 Apr 2015 | 1:14 pm
    (Adam Fagen) Forget about the Marriott, Hilton or any other number of hotel chains scattered around U.S. airports, the next big name in lodging could be an airline. JetBlue Airways is reportedly in advanced negations to turn a landmark terminal at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport into a hotel. The Wall Street Journal reports that the new venture – a partnership with hotel developer MCR Development LLC – would transform the historic TWA terminal, designed by renowned Finnish architect Eero Saarinen, into a modern hotel for traveling consumers. Talks between the two…
 
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    Strategic Thinking | Principles of Execution

  • PofE 072: 7 Principles For Developing A Culture That Works!

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

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

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

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

  • Plaza Hotel Inspired Emphasis on Brand Enhancement - By John Hendrie

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:46 pm
    Many years ago I attended a presentation at Cornell from the General Manager of the Plaza Hotel in New York. His charge was to change the culture and advance the Plaza brand. Even though the Plaza has had a slew of owners and managers since, his speech made considerable impact on me, specifically on two points amongst the many he covered.
  • Hyatt Place Hotel Emeryville Breaks Ground in California

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:41 pm
    Ensemble Hotel Partners today announced that the company has broken ground on a new Hyatt Place hotel in Emeryville, the first hotel to be built in the community in more than a decade. Located at the northern end of Bay Street Emeryville, a dynamic retail center, the new hotel features a contemporary design that will complement its unique surroundings.
  • Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Opens in Virginia

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE: H) and Macerich (NYSE: MAC) this week announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Tysons Corner Center, the first new-build, full-service hotel in Tysons Corner to open in more than 20 years.
  • Summit Hotel Properties Acquires Constructed Hampton Inn & Suites Minneapolis/Downtown for $39.0 Million

    16 Apr 2015 | 5:33 pm
    The Company acquired the 211-guestroom Hampton Inn & Suites on April 13, 2015 for a total purchase price of $39.0 million and entered into a management agreement with Interstate Hotels & Resorts. The Company anticipates an estimated forward capitalization rate in the range of 7.0 percent to 8.0 percent based on management’s current estimate of the hotel’s 2016 net operating income.
  • Mexico’s First TRYP by Wyndham Hotel Opens in Mexico City

    16 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    The new property is strategically located in Mexico City’s World Trade Center area and becomes the well-known cosmopolitan brand’s 20th hotel in Latin America
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    MIT SMR Management Report

  • Three Arguments For Sleep As a Strategic Issue

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

    Leslie Brokaw
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:38 pm
    Before introducing a new product to an emerging industry, companies should track the evolution of category labels in that industry. “To track the trends and dynamics over time within an emerging industry, the easiest method is to use Google Trends.” So write Fernando F. Suarez and Stine Grodal in their exploration of emerging industries and the role that product category labels often play. Category labels are words such as “snowboard” (instead of its early iteration, “snurfer”) and “smartphone” (instead of “PDA phone”). Suarez and Grodal’s argument is that…
  • Don’t Bet the Farm on the Winning Streak

    Leslie Brokaw
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Doing well, it turns out, is difficult to improve upon. When people see or experience a winning streak, they often assume that the performance will continue to improve — and make decisions based on that assumption. But this belief may be flawed, particularly if individuals are viewing initial absolute performance as a precursor of subsequent performance improvement. Researchers Clayton R. Critcher and Emily L. Rosenzweig found that while positive results are often consistent with one another (for example, strong midterms often point to high final exam scores), performance improvement can be…
  • 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…
 
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    LT Copywriting - Professional Blog

  • PRODUCE THE PRODUCT OR BECOME THE PRODUCT!

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

    2 Apr 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Press Releases could be the most important part of your advertising life. As publicity is the good side of advertising. All because your being verified by a third party. And to take advantage of this wonderful way to stand out, you have to keep these questions in mind. 1. Is there anything "new" in my story? 2. Is there anything unusual or unexpected about it? 3. Would this be of interest to anyone outside my business? 4. Will anyone actually care? The key is to be realistic. Now let’s get to the good stuff. The Down and Dirty of Press Releases The Optimal Length - about 300 to 400…
  • Want to Write the next BIG THING on YOUTUBE?

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:22 pm
    Writing a Commercial Commercials are more than just on TV. They are on Youtube, Facebook, and any other online media. They are a great way to get your company and your message out there. Which is why you need to know the different types of commercials and and the best tips and tricks in writing them. But before we go into the Top 12 Most used Commercial Types, you have to know the general layout of a commercial. There are four basic commercial lengths - 10, 30, 60, and 120 seconds. o   Ten-second commercials are usually “ID” or identification spots.      …
  • Why You’re NOT a Millionaire.

    20 Mar 2015 | 4:09 pm
    Might as well have no head without them. The 7 Skills You Need to Pick-Up to be Successful. There are many skills in the world that you can learn to be successful, and without them, you won't. They can be anything from speaking and writing to leadership and strategy. But when you boil them down. There are 7 that are more important than all others. They are fundamental because they entail both maintaining and maximizing the mind and body. And creating abilities you can leverage to be successful. Now let’s be off. #1 : Habit Formation and Alteration – One skill that you need to…
  • The Fives Ways to Hack Your Brain's Productivity

    12 Mar 2015 | 7:14 pm
    More Honey. Less Time. Top 5 Productivity Hacks Do you want to be more productive, but don’t know how? Then you are in luck as this month’s Top 5 is how to become more productive during your daily routine. #1: Power Naps Feel like your mind is done for the day? Overworked? And Overwhelmed? Power naps are the best way to rejuvenate yourself as long as you don’t go over 30 minutes. Doing so enters you into a deeper sleep that causes the grogginess people feel after waking up and why they hate naps. #2: Take a Break Take at least 3 major breaks a day. This helps invigorate your…
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    Company Rescue Blog

  • Solve cash flow problems with a free daily cash flow template

    17 Apr 2015 | 8:37 am
    Does your company have a daily cash flow system in place? If not, why not? Download our free daily cashflow template and keep on top of outgoings, expenses and income. You are far more likely to be able to spot potential problems ahead if you are regularly looking at it.  Remember the old saying, " Turnover is vanity, profit is sanity and cashflow is reality."  Use the cash flow model every day to see "where you are" and what issues could turn into problems. Plug in the dates each customer that owes you money should pay you - you can use this as a guide for debtor…
  • Avoid insolvency with an informal arrangement

    16 Apr 2015 | 7:21 am
    If your business is falling behind with payments, as and when they fall due, it may be possible to arrange an informal deal with your creditors to pay them back over an extended period. The creditors of the company may agree to extend the payment terms over 12 months.   A Time to Pay deal with HMRC works like above and gives a struggling business some extra breathing space. However, it should be noted that the company will need to pay back 100p in the pound. If this is not doable, it's worth looking into the Company Voluntary Arrangement option. Directors still keep control of the…
  • Three of the biggest issues small businesses face

    14 Apr 2015 | 1:49 am
    Thriving small businesses are the heart and soul of communities across the UK because they create jobs, financial support and help to strengthen local economies. To reach a level of success, many small business owners will tell you that there are certain struggles along the way which force businesses to adapt, cut back on staff or re-evaluate their business goals and strategies.  We take a look at the main difficulties small businesses encounter, with tips on how to prevent problems spiralling out of control.  Rising costs Together with rent, business rates, purchasing stock,…
  • Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 now official law

    9 Apr 2015 | 7:34 am
    The SBEE Act has now received Royal Assent, becoming official UK law - the first ever act specifically for small business. This is a welcoming step to help small businesses across the UK, not only with finance but in a range of areas across the board. This is also great news for employees as small businesses will no longer be able to take advantage of zero contract policies and will be penalised if they pay less than national minimum wage.  A range of areas are covered in the act, including company filing and accounts, late payment, access to finance and insolvency procedures.  The…
  • Leeds Alternative Lending Seminar - 29th April

    6 Apr 2015 | 4:00 pm
                            INVITATION Walker Morris and KSA Group have great pleasure in inviting you to a Business and Networking Event on Wednesday 29th April 2015 6.00pm – 9.30pm at Walker Morris LLP, Kings Court, 12 King Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 2HL 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 degrees of suitability. It is critical that…
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    Inspiration and Marketing Strategies for Entrepreneurs

  • Marketing Strategies – Survive or Thrive in Your Business?

    Tammy Hawk-Bridges
    2 Apr 2015 | 6:14 am
    Very often I will get asked by a business owner, “How can my business survive in today’s marketplace?” My heart breaks a little when I hear the question, I find it painful that one has the goal of merely surviving. I want every business owner to have the goal of thriving. It’s possible! You’ll first need to understand why the marketplace is so tough, then its matter of coming up with a marketing strategy and plan of attack. Let’s determine the reasoning behind the more difficult economy. First, it’s important to understand that most everything that…
  • 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…
 
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    Hyrell Blog

  • Bracket Breakdown: March Madness 2015 Results

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

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

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

    Katharine Lau
    13 Apr 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Remember, the name of the role is contract manager, not micro-manager — so what tasks in the contract process can you delegate, and how can an automated contract management system help you hand over those tasks without feeling like you’ve
  • Why Out-of-the-Box SharePoint Alone Isn’t Good Enough

    Katharine Lau
    13 Apr 2015 | 12:28 pm
    They’re sometimes some of the first questions potential customers ask us: What’s the difference between ConvergePoint’s compliance management software and out-of-the-box Microsoft SharePoint? Your software is built on SharePoint, so what does your software do and offer that the out-of-the-box
  • Design a Better System for Contractual Obligations and Renewals

    Katharine Lau
    7 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    A couple of weeks ago, we provided guidelines and questions to ask your legal team to help you evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the contract creation (contract requests, creation, review, approval and execution) side of your current processes. What
  • 5 Ways to Better Manage FCPA Risk

    Katharine Lau
    6 Apr 2015 | 2:20 pm
    The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) is a federal anti-bribery statute that makes it “unlawful for certain classes of persons and entities to make payments to foreign government officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business,” according to the U.S.
  • How to Evaluate Contract Management Systems from an IT Perspective

    Katharine Lau
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:58 pm
    As an IT project manager or SharePoint administrator with your own job tasks and processes, it can be a challenge to evaluate software vendors based on the needs and from the standpoint of another department, especially without knowledge of their
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    Purchasing, Procurement and Supply Chain Management Insights

  • Finding a Better Way: Amit Sandhu, Young Entrepreneur Leadership Launchpad (YELL)

    Brittany Whitmore
    10 Apr 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Written by: Brittany Whitmore Procurify believes in people and organizations that are working to find a better way in their communities and the world at large. We chatted with Amit Samdhu, founder of Young Entrepreneur Leadership Launchpad (YELL) to talk about what he is doing to find a better way to educate and inspire young entrepreneurs in his community. What is YELL and when was it founded? YELL YELL is the Young Entrepreneur Leadership Launchpad, a federally registered Not-for-Profit Organization that provides innovative mentor-based entrepreneurship and leadership programming for high…
  • Finding a Better Way: Kim Cope, Early Entrepreneurs

    Brittany Whitmore
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Written by: Brittany Whitmore Procurify believes in people and organizations that are working to find a better way in their communities and the world at large. We chatted with Kim Cope, founder of Early Entrepreneurs to talk about what she is doing to find a better way to teach the next generation of leaders about entrepreneurship. What is Early Entrepreneurs and when was it founded? Early Entrepreneurs Early Entrepreneurs (EE) ignites innovation within students through ethical entrepreneurship and philanthropy with impact. We work with educators from kindergarten to grade 12 to bring the…
  • Finding a Better Way: Myriam Laroche, Eco-Fashion Week

    Brittany Whitmore
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Written by: Brittany Whitmore Procurify believes in people and organizations that are working to find a better way in their communities and the world at large. We chatted with Myriam Laroche, founder of Eco-Fashion Week to talk about what she is doing to find a better way in the fashion industry. Eco-Fashion Week What is Eco-Fashion week and when was it founded? Eco Fashion Week (EFW) is an international platform for designers, brands, buyers, media and manufacturers to all come together and discuss and highlight the global  fashion  industry’s  most  innovative  solutions  to …
  • Purchasing in the fashion industry: Interview with Vivian Rempel

    Matt Lim
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Written by: Matt Lim Insights from Vivian Rempel, London buyer for the London vintage reproduction fashion industry. Vivian Rempel is an emerging buyer in London’s vintage reproduction fashion industry and has a focus on vintage fashion. Ms. Rempel, originally from Vancouver, Canada, made her way to England to be part of the fashion scene and has not looked back. We engaged Vivian Rempel to learn about her decision to become a buyer and what she has learned thus far. When did you know you wanted to become a buyer? I would say when I received my first pay check from my part time…
  • Traction Conference Brings Growth Experts to Vancouver June 18

    Brittany Whitmore
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:41 pm
    Written by: Brittany Whitmore Want to improve your growth hacking skills to take your business to the next level? Join Traction Conference, Canada’s largest gathering of growth experts coming to Vancouver on Thursday, June 18, 2015. Traction is a one-day conference that will teach startups distribution strategies and tactics for acquiring explosive growth. Learn everything from content marketing to analytics, testing, conversion optimization, retention, virality, monetization, sales, partnerships and more from 30 of the most influential names from the fastest growing companies of the last…
 
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    Euro Exchange Rate NewsEuro Exchange Rate News

  • Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) Exchange Rate Forecast to Trend around 1.39 Before BoE Minutes, GBP/USD Tests 1.50 Level

    Laura Parsons
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:23 am
    Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) Exchange Rate Forecast to Trend around 1.39 Before BoE Minutes, GBP/USD Tests 1.50 Level At the close of the week the Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate drifted back below the 1.39 level while the Pound Sterling to US Dollar (GBP/USD) exchange rate failed to hold at 1.50. Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) Exchange Rate Falls Below 1.39 Despite UK Employment Data The Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate had surged earlier on Friday as the UK published unexpectedly upbeat employment figures. Economists had expected the unemployment rate to…
  • Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) Exchange Rate Forecast: Will Geopolitics and Political Uncertainties Dominate Trade?

    Ollie Carpenter
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) Exchange Rate Forecast: Will Geopolitics and Political Uncertainties Dominate Trade? At the close of last week, the Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate edged higher by around 0.34%. After Friday’s British labour market data printed positively, the Pound strengthened versus many of its most traded currency competitors. The Sterling advance is unlikely to be sustained, however, with the general election fast approaching. Given that opinion polls have failed to show a majority, and with varied results depending on the polls originator, political…
  • Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) Exchange Rate Forecast to Decline Next Week, ‘Grexit’ Concerns Dominate Sentiment

    Matthew Olney
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) Exchange Rate Forecast to Decline Next Week, ‘Grexit’ Concerns Dominate Sentiment The Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) exchange rate weakened this week and more losses are forecast over the coming week as market attention continues to worry that Greece is heading towards an exit from the Eurozone. The Euro to Pound Sterling (EUR/GBP) Exchange Rate Fell To a Weekly Low of 0.7170 There was little in the way of market moving data releases on Monday but despite that, the Euro softened against the Pound and other major peers. The cause of the single…
  • Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR), US Dollar (GBP/USD) and Canadian Dollar (GBP/CAD) Exchange Rate Forecast: Will a Grexit Occur this Week?

    Ashleigh Fox
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR), US Dollar (GBP/USD) and Canadian Dollar (GBP/CAD) Exchange Rate Forecast: Will a Grexit Occur this Week? The Pound Sterling to Euro (GBP/EUR) exchange rate will have several opportunities for movement next week with ongoing negotiations between Greece and its creditors threatening to send the Euro plummeting at any moment. Grexit Fears Rise as Greece Appears on the Cusp of Financial Devastation – Euro (EUR) Sensitive With Greece now between a rock and a hard place, experts are suggesting the nation could be pushed into making a deal this week, or take one…
  • Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Exchange Rate Forecast: Currency Pair’s Movement Dependant on US Data, Durable Goods Orders Ahead

    Matthew Olney
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:30 am
    Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) Exchange Rate Forecast: Currency Pair’s Movement Dependant on US Data, Durable Goods Orders Ahead The Euro to US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rate managed to recover ground this week, as weaker-than-forecast economic data out of the USA increased speculation that the Federal Reserve will choose to delay hiking interest rates until the end of the year. The Euro to US Dollar Exchange Rate Touched a Weekly High of 1.0839 Due to a lack of market moving economic data releases on Monday, the EUR/USD got the week off to a rather muted start. The currency pair experienced…
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    Growing Earth

  • What You Need to Know about Storm Damaged Trees

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

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

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

    Josh Wolf
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:28 pm
    ISA Certified Arborist discusses how pest and disease problems can cause havoc with your trees. A healthy tree is less likely to succumb to an attack. More One Minute Arborist videos.
  • Winter Tree Pruning Tips

    Josh Wolf
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:42 am
    As the temperatures have dropped during the winter months, you’ve no doubt been spending less and less time outside. You’ve certainly not been doing any gardening, and you’re probably not thinking much about your trees, either. However, though you may want to hibernate all winter, if you want your trees […]
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    CHAOTICNESS

  • Preparing the Patriots for Future Blame in History

    Steve C
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:17 pm
    While the radical left continues to accuse patriots or conservatives for being racist and labeling them as anti government, it would appear as though they are doing the prep work for history twenty or thirty years down the road. Think about it, people will dig up all the history that has been saved on the internet, the […] Preparing the Patriots for Future Blame in History is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Preparing the Patriots for Future Blame in History appeared first on CHAOTICNESS.
  • Homeless Rates are Surging in Ireland with Record Home Repossessions

    Steve C
    8 Mar 2015 | 8:33 pm
    The Irish Times reporting that record home repossessions are exceeding each month and with that the homeless rate increases more than ever. Ireland is desperate for a similar deal to get away from the absolute psychotic agenda that plagues the entire west at this time. Immigration surges and banks want possession of the homes in […] Homeless Rates are Surging in Ireland with Record Home Repossessions is a post from: CHAOTICNESS The post Homeless Rates are Surging in Ireland with Record Home Repossessions appeared first on 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.
 
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    Number Direct » Articles

  • The Game of Thrones Game Everyone Is Talking About

    Kathryn Kearns
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    If once a week just isn’t enough to fulfill your Game of Thrones needs, this could be right up your Winterfell. The post The Game of Thrones Game Everyone Is Talking About appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Just Call Me – A New Business App From O2

    Kathryn Kearns
    15 Apr 2015 | 3:34 am
    Are you suffering from email overload? Make use of conference calling with this new app from O2. The post Just Call Me – A New Business App From O2 appeared first on Number Direct.
  • How To Block Game Of Thrones Spoilers From Social Media

    Dan
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:01 am
    The premiere of the new Game Of Thrones season on Sky Atlantic means social media will once again be full of spoilers. Here is how to block and avoid them. The post How To Block Game Of Thrones Spoilers From Social Media appeared first on Number Direct.
  • This Is How Much Money Was Spent Buying Tech In Just One Year

    Dan
    7 Apr 2015 | 4:09 am
    How much money was spent buying technology in just one year alone? The IDS attempted to find out the answer, and it might just surprise you. The post This Is How Much Money Was Spent Buying Tech In Just One Year appeared first on Number Direct.
  • The 5 Tech Skills That Can Lead To High Paying Job Salaries

    Dan
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:36 am
    As the world becomes increasingly reliant on technology, and yet so many people remain ignorant to how it works, a career in tech can pay high salaries. The post The 5 Tech Skills That Can Lead To High Paying Job Salaries appeared first on Number Direct.
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    Self Made Businessman

  • Case Study – How To Learn To Speak Like Your Customers

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

    Dave Schneider
    2 Apr 2015 | 9:04 am
    Welcome to the March monthly growth report here at SelfMadeBusinessman.com. Every month I give a status check on the progress of the website and have a candid chat with my audience about what’s working and what isn’t. You can see past monthly growth reports. Some of the main benefits of doing this are holding myself accountable on my goals, as well as keeping myself and this website “grounded”. By that I mean, it’s important to show that I do NOT have all the answers and most importantly that I don’t think I do either. These monthly reports will show that I…
  • Case Study – Why I Spent Over $1500 Building A Free Chrome Extension

    Dave Schneider
    15 Mar 2015 | 12:33 pm
    A few days ago Ninja Outreach launched its Chrome Extension – Ninja Outreach Lite. Download it here (it’s free, even if you don’t use NinjaOutreach).  This extension has been months in the making and has cost over $1,500 to build – all for a little button that sits at the top right of your Chrome browser. Wondering why I thought it was worth spending all that moola? Here’s an in-depth case study: What Is The Chrome Extension? The Chrome Extension is a free add-on to Chrome that also syncs with your NinjaOutreach account, should you have one. It’s an…
  • Monthly Growth Report – February 2015

    Dave Schneider
    9 Mar 2015 | 9:08 pm
    Welcome to the February 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…
  • How To Be A Creative Hustler

    Dave Schneider
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:40 pm
    When I was 18 I applied to Harvard. Being one of 20k applicants with less than a 10% chance overall, I had to find a way to stand out. Most people look towards the obvious; having great test scores, well written essays and recommendations, and a well planned application. While all of these things are necessary, they don’t make you stand out. A lot of kids had these – that’s why they were applying. So I focused on something else – my patent. I few summers earlier, while working at an engineering lab, I worked on a project where I developed a water storage and delivery…
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    RELATIVITY

  • How one button can change how you shop

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

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

    Baker Creative
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:02 am
    Stuck in a creative rut? We all face times where we can’t come up with new ideas, lack motivation and end up frustrated. Although we tend to think of creativity as being spontaneous, just like other... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Are you built to run your own business? | Business, CEO

    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! ]]
 
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    Exit Coach Radio Show

  • Tim Shurr - How to Build Wealth Through Relationships

    exitcoach
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Tim Shurr is the President of Shurr Success Seminars and is an expert in human behavior and influential communication. Before helping Fortune 500 companies improve their corporate cultures through empowering managers with more persuasive forms of communication, he built an international reputation as an award-winning hypnosis and NLP Trainer! Tim is a regular guest expert on TV and radio and has authored 4 books including his latest, “Get Out of Your Way!” Questions discussed:   1. What’s the #1 way to influence others? 2. What’s your best tip for building wealth through…
  • Practice Your Steps Before You Get To The Big Dance (1m) Terry Shope

    exitcoach
    18 Apr 2015 | 2:55 am
    Terry Shope, Principal - MPL Consulting,Inc.  discusses some of his practical tips for owners to prepare well in advance for the sale of their business. Here’s a past highlight from one of our Guests. Find their full interview at www.ExitCoachRadio.com — just click “Audio Library” in the “LISTEN” section and enter their name to hear all of their past interviews! Your friends who are business owners or self-employed NEED this information! Please share it with them by clicking on SHARE below!
  • Exit Coach 20M Interview: Investing 101 - Kris De La Pena

    exitcoach
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Host: Bill Black. Kris De La Pena discusses retirement, purchasing power, and the importance of hedging your portfolio with the rising cost of living. Audio library: www.ExitCoachRadio.com. New content daily - check back often! 
  • Scott McLean - Long Term Veteran Care

    exitcoach
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Scott McLean is the Founder and CEO of McLean Advisory Group. McLean Advisory Group is dedicated to helping Veterans and Widows of Veterans and Families take advantage of the most “Unknown and Underutilized” pension benefit. Scott’s passion for community service has driven him to establish “McLean Veteran Benefit Advisory Group”, a non-profit group dedicated to helping Veterans with a particular long-term care benefit. Contact info: Website: http://www.mcleantaxadvisory.com/ LinkedIn
  • Kaaren Hall - All about Self-Directed IRA’s (1m Highlight)

    exitcoach
    17 Apr 2015 | 2:55 am
    Here’s a past highlight from one of our Guests. Find their full interview at www.ExitCoachRadio.com — just click “Audio Library” in the “LISTEN” section and enter their name to hear all of their past interviews! Your friends who are business owners or self-employed NEED this information! Please share it with them by clicking on SHARE below!
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    Colin Burnett's Wealth Creation Blog

  • IPAS System

    colinburnett
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:06 pm
    What is the IPAS System? Hey there and welcome to my blog! Before we dig deep into the IPAS system and what it can do for you, let me introduce myself. My name is Colin Burnett and I am a young guy from QLD Australia. I have travelled a lot over the last few years and really enjoy seeing new places and new people. While travelling, I wanted to make money and have a life of freedom. That’s how this blog came about!! Anyway, let me introduce the IPAS System by video first… Colin Burnett Introducing the IPAS System   So what is so good about IPAS? The Positives… FREE…
  • Simple Blogging for Dummies!!!

    colinburnett
    7 Apr 2015 | 5:40 am
    How to – Blogging for Dummies Hey there mate, my name is Colin Burnett and let’s talk blogging for dummies today. Blogging may be easy for some, but once you have done this in reality, you might find it confusing and challenging. Fortunately, with the use of the internet, you can find various sources of information on how you can start a blog quickly. But, make sure that your sources are reliable for best results. HOT chick – Blogging for dummies (fun guide)     In the world of blogging, there are various things you need to take for consideration. Some of these are…
  • 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…
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    Biz Epic

  • Remote Office Culture: How to Maintain Team Solidarity

    Ivan Widjaya
    18 Apr 2015 | 3:28 am
    In order to foster remote office culture in your business, it is important to manage to manage and maintain team solidarity in a remote office setting. The post Remote Office Culture: How to Maintain Team Solidarity appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • 4 Responses You Need to be an Effective Conversationalist

    Chad Stewart
    17 Apr 2015 | 11:36 am
    It's easy to get tripped up in the hundreds of monthly conversations each of us all have. Knowing how to respond simply and effectively can make the difference between satisfying communication and a disastrous misunderstanding. The post 4 Responses You Need to be an Effective Conversationalist appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • Two Worlds Collide: Gary Vaynerchuk Meets Jack and Suzy Welch

    Ivan Widjaya
    16 Apr 2015 | 7:24 pm
    Jack Welch is a legend, and his wife Suzy Welch is a prolific author. Both are corporate superstars. Gary Vaynerchuk is a prolific hustler. When they meet, nuclear. The post Two Worlds Collide: Gary Vaynerchuk Meets Jack and Suzy Welch appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • Excuses are Like ______. What’s Yours?

    Chad Stewart
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:26 am
    We've all heard this saying before. Excuses make you look and act weak and are the biggest limiting factor to your success. The post Excuses are Like ______. What’s Yours? appeared first on Biz Epic.
  • How to Become Part of the 3% Club

    Chad Stewart
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:41 am
    Only 3% of the world are actually trying to achieve success in the world. Become part of the 3% club and you'll soon realize that there really isn't much competition standing in your way. The post How to Become Part of the 3% Club appeared first on Biz Epic.
 
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    Industry Leaders Magazine

  • Best Buy Co Inc announces trade-in deal for Microsoft Surface Pro 3

    Anna Domanska
    17 Apr 2015 | 10:45 pm
    The offer from Best Buy Co Inc is for a limited period, which started on Sunday, April 12. The Surface 3 laptop-tablet hybrid from Microsoft which was launched recently will now be available for purchase in the coming month. Best Buy along with other retailers has already started receiving the pre-orders for Surface 3. Best Buy is offering users a minimum $200 trade-in value for their old working tablet if they use it toward buying the Surface Pro 3. The offer from Best Buy Co Inc is for a limited period, which started on Sunday, April 12 and those who have been eyeing the Surface Pro 3…
  • Chinese government officially halts implementation of banking-technology rules

    Christy Gren
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:54 am
    The rules, which came into force in December 2014 sparked protests from the US Government as well as foreign business groups. The Chinese Government has put on hold bank-technology rules policy that would have effectively pushed foreign technology companies to move out of the country’s banking sector. The notice, dated Monday and issued by the China Banking Regulatory Commission and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said the rules intended at improving banking technology security have been suspended until further notice as authorities seek feedback from banks. The rules,…
  • Segway acquired by Ninebot, Xiaomi-backed Chinese start-up

    Carrie Ann
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:17 am
    Segway acquired by Xiaomi-backed Chinese startup Ninebot Beijing based transportation robotics firm Ninebot announced on Wednesday that it has acquired U.S. rival Segway Inc, manufacturer of self-balancing electric scooters. Once the deal is completed, Ninebot will use electric driving, mobile Internet and man-machine interaction technologies for upcoming products, Ninebot chief executive officer Gao Lufeng said at a press conference in Beijing. Both companies did not disclose the terms of the deal. The announcement came after Xiaomi Corp, the Beijing-based mobile and media company that owns…
  • NASA unveiled its new electric vehicle prototype that can drive sideways

    Carrie Ann
    15 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    NASA unveiled its new electric vehicle prototype that can drive sideways NASA unveiled its new Modular Robotic Vehicle prototype, which is actually a futuristic EV that can drive sideways and also capable of some remarkable drifts. Developed by the space agency at the Johnson Space Center in partnership with the car industry, MRV is designed to build new technologies for vehicles both on Earth and in space. Technology used in the battery operated vehicle could help improve driving in cities and on Mars, NASA explained. The advanced electric rover can operate autonomously, remotely or by a…
  • European Union to record antitrust charges against Google

    Anna Domanska
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:52 am
    The European Union to record antitrust charges against Google The European Union is set to file formal charges against Google for illegally using its dominant search engine to highlight the company’s own online services over others. European Union commissioner, Margrethe Vestager is expected to make an announcement on Wednesday in Brussels about Google violating antitrust laws and has decided to pursue a case that will challenge Google’s illegal practice. The case against Google would be one of Europe’s biggest antitrust cases since regulators went after Microsoft. The search…
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  • HR Trends 2015: What do the experts predict? (5)

    Shrutika Nagpal
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
    The fifth interview in our  HR Trends Series was with Mrinal Krant, Practice Partner at HireAtEaseConsulting India Pvt.Ltd,  a leading provider of Human Resources Consulting, Leadership Hiring, Recruitment Consulting & Talent Advisory solutions to emerging sectors in India. With close to 12 years of experience, Mrinal had a number of very helpful and realistic insights, and a tonne of wisdom to share. He tells us the changes and patterns he’s observed over the  years and what he expects will happen in the future. How long have you been working in the field of HR? Close to 12…
  • HR Trends 2015: What do the experts predict? (4)

    Shrutika Nagpal
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:47 am
    If you’re a recruiter and you aren’t an ardent follower of The Savage Truth, you’re not a very good one. Jokes aside though (we’re serious), Greg Savage, Recruitment advisor, coach, speaker and investor gave us a few pearls of wisdom- on a flight to New Zealand, no less, about what he expects from the world of HR and his opinions on various facets of it and we promise you, it’s just as good as anything else he comes up with. Now, for anybody who follows his him on Twitter knows he has brilliant insights, ground breaking epiphanies and a lot of knowledge to…
  • How do Candidates feel about Video Interviewing?

    Shrutika Nagpal
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    According to a report released by Office Team, more than six in 10 (63 percent) of HR managers interviewed said their company often conducts employment interviews via video. This is up from just 14 percent one year ago. Unfortunately, very much like Recruiter Texting, this is a trend that has picked up so much pace so fast, that many applicants haven’t had a chance to warm up to it. For hiring managers and recruiters, however, video interviewing is an absolute blessing. Given advancements in technology, they can now view applicants’ appearance and body language, record interviews and…
  • HR Trends 2015: What do the experts predict? (3)

    Shrutika Nagpal
    9 Mar 2015 | 12:46 am
    The third interview in our HR Trends Series was with Rishu Raheja, Deputy Manager (Talent Acquisition) at Bennett Coleman &  Co. Ltd. (Times Group). Having worked in large organisation like Godrej and now the Times Group, Rishu knows the responsibility a job in HR entails. You are, after all, dealing with the single most important resource of them all- people. In her short and crisp interview with us, she talks about the kinds of technologies that have already penetrated the HR sphere, the changes she wishes to see hereon in, and also gives job seekers and employers a bit of advice…
  • 10 Classic ‘Make It Happen’ Quotes by Women who Made it Happen

    Shrutika Nagpal
    7 Mar 2015 | 12:29 pm
    It’s Women’s Day 2015. More than any other day in the year, today is Of the Women, By the Women and For the Women. The 10 quotes are exactly what you need if you’re looking for inspiration to get out of a rut, or start something from scratch. The women who spoke  these words came from diverse backgrounds, cultures and nationalities, but had that one beautiful thing in common- being a woman. Read the ten quotes given below, and we guarantee you’ll want to take your idea to the next level by the end of it. For when you start to wonder… but what will they think?
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  • Maximizing Opportunity by Avoiding Selfishness: Featuring Sam Parker of GiveMore.com

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

    Kaylee Conrad
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:31 am
    Last month the world met a 9 year old girl, Sydney Smoot, who took on the Florida school board voicing her concerns about standardized testing (FSA). She absolutely killed it and she’s making headlines left and right. In the battle for effective communication, age is completely irrelevant. We’ve seen countless CEO and intellectual types crash and burn because they can’t get out of their own way. They feel compelled to pummel you with charts and endless details about their product—when really all they have to do is tell us WHY it’s important and how we can help.
  • Orange – Lesson 3: Stop Being Selfish

    Square Planet
    3 Apr 2015 | 7:59 am
    To the guy who plays music from his smartphone speakers on the train loud enough for the entire car to hear; To that friend who always monopolizes conversation to tell you how great they are; To the people who take up an entire overhead bin with their luggage on an air plane, we have a single message for you: It isn’t all about you! Unfortunately these same types of behaviors are what we see in the communication world all the time: Selfishness. In this edition of Orange, Brian explains how being selfish is one of the most fundamental flaws people make when they communicate. They make it…
  • 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…
 
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  • The Indian shipping and port market

    Netscribes
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:15 am
    The fortune of the Indian shipping and port market has finally started to look up in the last few years. With enough government support and better economic conditions, the sector is looking good; but it has still to go a long way. According to Neha Upadhyay, research expert at Netscribes, the Indian ports and shipping industry plays a vital role in sustaining growth of the country’s trade and commerce.  Around 95 percent of India’s trade by volume and 68 percent by value takes place through maritime transport, according to the Ministry of Shipping. Better economic conditions and…
  • Recent deals in the global shipping industry

    Netscribes
    15 Apr 2015 | 11:39 pm
    After the financial downturn of 2008, a large number of private equity firms had invested heavily in the global shipping industry. The hope was that after the shipping industry will pick up pace in the subsequent years. In many ways, it was a gamble on the part of these companies, with much of their hopes riding on increased demand from China and a rise in the need of shipping services all around the globe. However, the plan seems to have backfired, and the shipping industry is facing its worst downturn in the last 30 years. In the face of this, the industry is witnessing a number of deals…
  • Trends in the global shipping industry

    Netscribes
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:34 am
    The shipping industry has been struggling for quite sometime now and recent business research at  Netscribes suggest that this has been few of the worst years for the industry in the last 20 years. Some of the main reasons include,decreasing demand for ocean transportation of commodities, weakening freight market, ever changing forex market, over-supply of new vessels, etc. Inspite of these reasons the future of the shipping industry is not looking to dull either. There are some trends and options that companies are now considering to improve the current situtauon. Lets look at some of…
  • Investments in the global warehousing industry

    Netscribes
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:41 am
    As the warehousing industry across the world starts to recover from the effects of economic recession, a host of companies have started to expand their businesses across the world. Some of the main reasons for growth include increased manufacturing activity, growing domestic consumption, escalating international trade, and foundation of organized retail. Rising private and foreign investments along with more compliant government rules have proven to have a positive impact on this industry as businesses have now started investing heavily in this domain. Recently, Amazon reported the building…
  • Warehousing market in India appears to have a bright future in store

    Netscribes
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    The Indian economy has managed to come out of the period of recession in a shape much better than most other countries in the world. This is not to say that recession did not affect it; just that it withstood the torrid times better than some other economies around the world did. And now that the effects of recession are finally wearing off, the country once again finds itself in the midst of a deluge of business activities. With this outburst of industrial activities, the warehousing sector in India finds itself in the enviable position of witnessing rapid growth and a bright future ahead.
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    Tradeindia Blog

  • High Time to Get Mobilized

    Tradeindia Editor
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:12 am
    It was largely expected that 2015 will be a mobile oriented year and will put greater emphasis on mobile portability of online sites and this expectation turned out to be true. Recently, Google has revealed that mobile friendliness of a website will play a greater role in deciding its online ranking. On April 21, 2015, Google will officially announce the mobile-friendly factor as an important part of Google’s mobile algorithm. This change will have a greater influence on the search results all around the world. Marketers need to pay special attention on these changes as it may affect…
  • The Glittering Jewelry Industry in India

    Tradeindia Editor
    3 Apr 2015 | 4:24 am
    ‘Ooh!! look at that necklace’ or ‘Wow! What an overwhelming ring,’ are some of the common reactions of women when they get across any beautiful piece of jewelry. Women have been jewelry lovers from ages. No matter which age group you consider, women are and have always been largely fond of jewelry. According to a study, the gems and jewelry industry in India had a market size of around USD 30.1 billion in 2011 and is expected to be USD 45 billion by the year 2015. The Indian jewelry industry has two major segments, gold jewelry and diamond jewelry. India counts for 20%…
  • #SWITCHOFF:A dark hour for a bright future

    Tradeindia Editor
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:45 pm
    Earth Hour has become a movement inspiring millions delivering a simple message to switch off non-essential lights for an hour on the last Saturday of March between 8:30 and 9:30 pm. Iconic monuments of the country like the Gateway of India, Rashtrapati Bhawan, India Gate, Howrah Bridge and the others, switch off their non-essential lights in support of earth hour. Tradeindia is pledging support on Earth day by turning lights for one hour. Are you too? P.S: Click to join the movement with Tradeindia.com: http://www.tradeindia.com/tiny/JjZraYSrEo
  • Tips for Converting Online Visitors into Customers

    Tradeindia Editor
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:12 am
    Mr. Dubey, one of the online sellers of ladies handbag and clutches, failed to get enough customers even after spending thousands of money on SEO and other similar online practices. This is not only the case with Mr. Dubey, but almost all the companies or businesses who have an online website, do several efforts and spend a good amount of money for bringing more and more traffic to their websites. Some of those costly, traffic driving efforts include SEO (Search Engine Optimization), Adwords (PPC), online advertisements, social media activities, blogs and other content related practices. But…
  • #SaveWaterSavePlanet ; Bottle of Opportunities Getting Wasted

    Tradeindia Editor
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:53 am
    22nd March is being marked as the World Water Day. This day celebrates the presence of water and its uses. But as the problems related to water scarcity, water wastage and pollution are growing, this day also observes several initiatives for saving water and for encountering other water related issues. Right from our school days, we have been taught about the importance of water and many of us must have written several essays on this as well but still most of us continue to waste water. Water is an indispensable part of our environment. Water is required for agriculture, energy generation,…
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    Ventureosity.com | Venture Curiosity

  • LinkedIn to Acquire lynda.com for $1.5 billion

    ventureosity
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:40 pm
    The world’s largest professional network on the Internet LinkedIn  with more than 300 million members worldwide, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire lynda.com, a leading online learning company teaching business, technology and creative skills to help people achieve their professional goals. The acquisition is a combination of 52 percent cash … Continue reading LinkedIn to Acquire lynda.com for $1.5 billion →
  • iGeak just like iWatch

    ventureosity
    15 Mar 2015 | 8:42 pm
    Imitation or innovation, just after a buzzy week with iWatch $10k, Beijing subway commuters start already notice posters of a wearable  that also bring the mobile to your wrist: iGeak. According to GEAK founder Gu Xiaobin, 100,000 GEAK Watches have been sold from July to mid-October, this was back to Oct 2013. That’s only about 30,000 … Continue reading iGeak just like iWatch →
  • Egypt unveils Grand Plan To Build New Capital

    ventureosity
    14 Mar 2015 | 5:08 am
    Housing minister Mustafa Kamel Madbuli said the new 70,000 acre city, east of Cairo, would take five to seven years to build at a cost of $45bn. The yet-to-be-named city will spread out over 150 square miles, and could eventually be home to 7 million people, the developers and government announced Friday. The Egyptian parliament … Continue reading Egypt unveils Grand Plan To Build New Capital →
  • 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 →
 
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    getAbstract Blog

  • A Conversation with Leadership Expert Stephen Young

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

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

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

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

    Hannah Litman
    5 Mar 2015 | 1:02 am
    Mark Zuckerberg is known for challenging himself with some pretty intense New Year’s “resolutions”, such as last year’s commitment to learn Mandarin in a year. This year the young Facebook founder decided to make 2015 the year he begins to read more. Not only that, but he is doing so publically via his new Facebook page A Year of Books (making it pretty difficult to quit!). “I’ve found reading books very intellectually fulfilling,” Zuckerberg wrote. “Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today. I’m looking forward to…
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    Frank Diana's Blog

  • Exponential and Combinatorial

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

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

    Frank Diana
    26 Mar 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Over the last several years, the big four technologies of the third platform (Social, Mobile, Big Data, and Cloud) have received the lion share of attention, and an emerging class of innovation accelerators like The Internet of Things will capture attention in the coming years. But there are also a number of supporting technologies that serve […]
  • Anticipating 2025 – Part Four: Redesigning Society

    Frank Diana
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:50 am
    Part four of Anticipating 2025 summarizes the fourth section of the book, focusing on redesigning society. Once again, we see how innovation, business, Government, and society converge over the next 20 years. There is an interesting historical pattern emerging that helps explain this phenomenon, while providing a mechanism to predict the future with a higher […]
  • 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 […]
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    Wylie Communications, Inc.

  • String readers along

    Ann Wylie
    11 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Strings of quotes work when they’re fascinatingWhen does it make sense to load up your story with quotes? When the people you’re quoting are incredibly quotable.You can quote me on that When is overquoting not overquoting? When clever quotes help move the story forward.That’s why The New York Times devoted 23% of its word count to quotes in “David Garth, 84, Dies; Consultant Was an Innovator of Political TV Ads.”On average, the Times devotes 12% of its word count to quotes. That’s according to an analysis we ran of 99 stories in the Dec. 15, 2014, edition…
  • Write by number

    Ann Wylie
    4 Apr 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Stop reinventing the wheel, use story templatesI once asked fiber artist Jason Pollen how he could be creative under the constraints of designing textiles on assignment for clients like Chanel and Donna Karan.Mechanical painting Mark Chadwick used remote-control toy cars and power tools to create this painting. He made all decisions — including colors, number of layers, and type of brush — by drawing instructions out of a hat. So … is this art? Science? A parlor trick? Or just a beautiful painting with a compelling story?“There’s a whole universe to explore…
  • Create more short pages

    Ann Wylie
    21 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Fewer long pages are less effectiveThink index cards, not toilet paper: Websites with many short pages — as opposed to those with fewer longer pages — work better.Usability experts John Morkes and Jakob Nielsen studied Web visitors’ performance with two versions of a website:One site contained three pages with 4,500 words.The other contained eight pages with 2,500 words.The eight-page, more concise site was:Easier to understandMore memorableFaster to readMore satisfyingBottom line: Break your copy into meaningful chunks, and create a page for each chunk.Catch Your Readers If…
  • Stop it with the ing-ing

    Ann Wylie
    14 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Present participle heads may be worse than labelsBarney Kilgore, the legendary editor of The Wall Street Journal, once wrote: “If I see ‘upcoming’ slip in[to] the paper again, I’ll be downcoming and someone will be outgoing.”Hanging around Stop ing-ing your headlines headlines. Image by Trent StrohmI’m with Barney: Stop ing-ing. Especially in headlines.Now, to be fair, Kilgore’s comment refers to gerunds: verbs that get turned into nouns with the addition of an “-ing,” as in “Writing is fun.”What I’m talking about are…
  • Why be creative?

    Ann Wylie
    7 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Interesting copy helps readers learnIn the early 19th century, German philosopher Johann Friedrich Herbart said that interest leads to understanding, learning and memory — and even inspires readers to learn more.Up, up and away! Creative copy elevates understanding, learning, memory and learning.For nearly 200 years, researchers, philosophers and communicators have seen the link between interest and learning.One of those researchers is Suzanne Hidi, associate member at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education’s Centre for Applied Cognitive Science. In “Interest and Its…
 
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    ASEAN UP

  • Indonesian real estate boom pulls property stocks

    ASEAN UP
    15 Apr 2015 | 12:48 pm
    Strong demand is attracting an inflow of local and foreign investments in construction and real estate companies’ stocks in Indonesia. With good perspectives for the coming years and interests from both local and foreign investors and developers, the real estate sector provides very interesting opportunities in Indonesia. Like real estate in Myanmar, the Indonesian property sector … Continue reading Indonesian real estate boom pulls property stocks → The post Indonesian real estate boom pulls property stocks appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • Free, large maps of ASEAN and Southeast Asia

    ASEAN UP
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:39 pm
    Large, neat and well designed maps of Southeast Asia and ASEAN might be useful to help those who need to illustrate their websites, blogs and presentations, or create their own maps. Here are some brand new maps, especially created by ASEAN UP, to be used directly or to be elaborated upon to create beautiful modern maps. We have produced these maps … Continue reading Free, large maps of ASEAN and Southeast Asia → The post Free, large maps of ASEAN and Southeast Asia appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • Overview of healthcare in Myanmar

    ASEAN UP
    9 Apr 2015 | 12:56 pm
    With the opening of Myanmar’s economy, the healthcare sector has important difficulties to tackle to enable access to more and better healthcare services for a larger part of the population. This report provides a great overview of the structures and challenges to improve people’s health in a context of rising demand. For a more comfortable reading, it … Continue reading Overview of healthcare in Myanmar → The post Overview of healthcare in Myanmar appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • Creating sustainable livelihoods in rural Malaysia

    ASEAN UP
    7 Apr 2015 | 1:04 pm
    In emerging countries, elevating the standards of living of the poorest can often be a problematic task. In Malaysia, an innovative solution aims at providing cheap housing and sustainable jobs through a project of “smart village” that combines construction, agriculture and technology. This “Business Circle” video is part of series on innovation in Malaysia that also includes interesting … Continue reading Creating sustainable livelihoods in rural Malaysia → The post Creating sustainable livelihoods in rural Malaysia appeared first on ASEAN UP.
  • Venture Capital in Southeast Asia

    ASEAN UP
    5 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    The Venture Capital industry is in its infancy in Southeast Asia. Yet, with a large and fast-growing Internet users base and quickly evolving business practices, the door is now open for a whole range of local startups to grow and conquer the region. This unique context now presents an interesting opportunity for Venture Capitalists. Index of abbreviations VC: … Continue reading Venture Capital in Southeast Asia → The post Venture Capital in Southeast Asia appeared first on ASEAN UP.
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  • The Year of Payments – 2015 – One Quarter In

    admin
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    According to the Chinese lunar calendar, 2015 is the Year of the Sheep. Sheep, so says the Chinese astrological calendar, are gentle, calm and cute – animals seen as symbols of peace, harmony and tranquility. But since sheep also need dogs like border collies to keep them from wandering into harm’s way, they may be nice and cute but they don’t appear to be the sharpest tools in the farmer’s shed. The Year of the … Read More »
  • Alternative Lending Still on the Decline for SMEs

    admin
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Following a long winter, small business lending continues to thaw. March figures show approval rates are improving—reaching new heights, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index. Big banks and institutional lenders lead the way in approvals. Institutional lenders approved the lion’s share of new loans, granting 60.9 percent of small business funding requests last month. March saw a slight increase from February’s approval rate of 60.7 percent. Institutional lenders could be considered the powerhouse … Read More »
  • Taming The Virtual Card Beast in Corporate Payments

    admin
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    The Trend I’ve counted at least fifteen companies whose primary value proposition is converting a corporation’s payables to settlement via virtual cards, rather than check or ACH. Many of these companies offer other services (e.g., e-invoicing), but it is clear they make their real money on the interchange associated with these transactions. Some of these companies target large enterprises generally and some specialize in verticals ranging from healthcare to entertainment to higher education. Together, these … Read More »
  • The White House Breach and Payments’ Wake Up Call

    admin
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    When the history of cybersecurity in the digital age is written, it may be possible that the extreme and detailed coverage of Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email to transact State Department business will go down as one of the great examples of burying the lead. This is not because the PYMNTS editorial staff has any opinion on the matter of conducting State Department work through a personal email account; that is for political junkies … Read More »
  • Net-a-Porter Brings Chanel “Digital Pop Up” eCommerce

    admin
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Welcome to online retail, Chanel Fine Jewellery. For the first time ever, some of the Paris-based brand’s jewelry will be available online via high-end fashion retail site Net-a-Porter, it was announced late last week (April 10). Via The Telegraph, the limited-edition Coco Crush collection will only be available on Net-a-Porter for three weeks beginning April 15. Coco Crush is a six-piece collection consisting of five rings and one cuff, available in 18-carat white and yellow … Read More »
 
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  • CharlesMoneyBuilder . . Get it . . Make money . . NO UPSELLS

    Charlie Mundi
    12 Apr 2015 | 12:38 am
    GOOD NEWS! Cost of CharlesMoneyBuilder substantially REDUCED This system is our masterpiece, and one that we are so very proud of. This is what you get with the CharlesMoneyBuilder If you can’t make money with the CharlesMoneyBuilder, you can’t make money online. There’s nothing like it [...] The post CharlesMoneyBuilder . . Get it . . Make money . . NO UPSELLS appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • Try to succeed. Don’t try not to fail. What makes you keep trying?

    Charlie Mundi
    5 Apr 2015 | 7:39 pm
    I want to present you with a challenge, right now. If you have failed more than once, but are still trying, I want to know what it is that makes you keep trying. It is very important to me that I know this. Read this very short article, and then let me know by sending [...] The post Try to succeed. Don’t try not to fail. What makes you keep trying? appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • What successful people do and how they got there

    Charlie Mundi
    15 Mar 2015 | 9:17 pm
    What makes the successful people different from the common people? Here are some differences between the two.   The Successful Guy The Commoner The successful guy is a winner. The successful guy says, “I will.” The successful guy welcomes failure, and learns from it. If things don’t go as planned, the successful guy is devastated, [...] The post What successful people do and how they got there appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • Proof that good content gets you web traffic

    Charlie Mundi
    14 Mar 2015 | 1:39 am
    I can write articles all day long and you can read them. How do you know what I am saying is true? How do you know that anything you read online is true? You don’t. You just have to take the author’s word for it. I don’t just write words. What I write is true, [...] The post Proof that good content gets you web traffic appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
  • Stale content – a sure way for complete destruction

    Charlie Mundi
    13 Mar 2015 | 1:03 am
    Have you ever wondered why your website is not getting the traffic you’d like to see? This has happened to me many times over the years. When it does, this is what I do. First, I stop everything, take a deep breath, re-group, and determine why there is a problem. Ninety five percent [...] The post Stale content – a sure way for complete destruction appeared first on CharlesMoney.com.
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  • Best of Hub: Top 3 Events in NYC April 19-25

    The Hub Team
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:08 am
    What events are you going to next week?  Here are the three most popular events in the next seven days according to the Hub community. Get your tickets now, these events are going to sell out quick! 1. brunchwork with Laurel Touby + Tiffany Pham Brunch and chat with Laurel Touby, a mediabistro founder and investor, and Tiffany Pham, founder and CEO of MOGUL. Dig in and discover what it takes to become a successful entrepreneur. Sunday, April 19, 2015 11:30AM Alley NYC 500 7th Ave. 17A $25.00 2. MobileWeek Conference & Festival Learn about the world of smartphones, tablets and…
  • Entrepreneurs Find Advice and Inspiration From The Startup Magazine

    melanie
    16 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    Startups are complex, and the road to closing on a round can be difficult. No one knows that better than Product Management graduate Yoav Farbey. The Startup Magazine started as his personal website to catalog the lessons learned, trials, and successes of Yoav’s journey as a first-time entrepreneur. It quickly gained traction as a resource for other entrepreneurs going through similar challenges. What were you doing before coming to General Assembly? I was a Data Analyst at Hailo, a company dedicated to matching taxi drivers and passengers. What motivated you to enroll in our Product…
  • General Assembly Licensed by the State of California

    Emily Pope
    16 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Student working at our new campus in San Francisco In early 2014, there was some press coverage and debate when coding “bootcamps” and other tech skills training programs in the Bay Area came under examination by the State of California’s regulatory agency for postsecondary education. At that point, GA had already commenced its efforts to comply with the California Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) requirements, and we saw it as a positive step for consumer protection and quality in our fledgling industry. Since then, we have been working diligently with state officials,…
  • Announcing leap, GA’s New Open Source SOA Tool

    Dustin Coates
    15 Apr 2015 | 1:48 pm
    Over the past few years, the Engineering team has really embraced service oriented architecture (SOA) while building out our digital products at General Assembly. We’ve gotten a lot of benefits from this approach, but it hasn’t been completely seamless. When a developer, designer, or product manager wants to bring up a project locally, we want that process to happen in minutes. Instead, it’s easy to get bogged down in the minutiae of a project before you can even see the big picture. We noticed some common stumbling points: Which dependencies does this project have? Is this project…
  • UXDI Alumna Develops Jawbone App at CODEATHON

    melanie
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Visual-turned-UX designer, Diana, completed the UXDI program in Downtown Los Angeles. Post-course, she teamed up with peers a for the LA Codeathon. Together, they helped design a Jawbone-focused app that helps women get moving and stay moving. Currently, she is focusing on freelance UX and visual design projects in the Los Angeles area. Follow her on Twitter and view her portfolio. What brought you to GA? Prior to discovering GA, I was reading materials on UX design and I was very eager to build a strong skill set.  As a visual designer, I think I had a great foundation, but I really…
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    Working Capital Review

  • Literature’s Impact on Global Business

    Chris Woodford
    17 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Gaining insights on historic economic events, innovative companies and business leaders who shape our world We scan the newspaper daily, follow certain bloggers and learn the latest trends from trade magazines. We feel well informed and can use this knowledge to help make better decisions in both our professional and personal lives. However, sometimes it takes more than that to gather deeper insights, make sense of certain things, to gain some perspective. Sometimes we need to sit back with a good book. The past seven years since the financial crisis have provided us with an ample opportunity…
  • What’s Next for Global M&A?

    Chris Riback
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    How hot is the global M&A market? The headlines call out the recent big deals. The latest big one: Nokia’s move to buy Alcatel-Lucent, which the Wall Street Journal said “creates new global networking behemoth. And beyond the big deals, it’s the volume: “First-quarter global M&A up 21 pct on bigger deals,” Reuters reports. Fortune reminded us that “U.S. M&A activity had its largest first quarter since 2000 with $414.7 billion, and it was the best first quarter ever for Asia (non-Japan) M&A with $199.7 billion.” This, of course, leads…
  • Performance Management Is Broken

    Taegan Goddard
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    A recent survey conducted by Deloitte found that 58% of the executives questioned “believe that their current performance management approach drives neither employee engagement nor high performance.” As a result, many are re-evaluating their methods of evaluating performance of employees. The researchers drew three conclusions: Today’s widespread ranking- and ratings-based performance management is damaging employee engagement, alienating high performers, and costing managers valuable time. Only 8 percent of companies report that their performance management process drives high…
  • Can You Really Learn to Lead?

    Taegan Goddard
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    “What does one learn at graduate business school? Business, one assumes. Or more to the point, the management of business. But peruse the website of any business school in the country — or in the world, for that matter — and you may come away thinking that the biggest topic they teach is ‘leadership,'” the New York Times reports. “The dominant brand, Harvard Business School, claims to ‘educate leaders who make a difference in the world.’ The University of Michigan’s Ross School does one better, developing ‘leaders who make a positive difference…
  • For LPs and GPs, Knowledge is Power

    PERACS
    13 Apr 2015 | 6:25 am
    Garnering capital commitments from Limited Partners is no easy task. Yet, investors are still happily reinvesting their recent returns from a surging exit environment with the right managers. CalPERS is a prime example. This large public investor recently announced that it would be reducing the number of private equity GP relationships it holds by up to two-thirds. “The decision by CalPERS may not immediately result in a drop in overall commitments to private equity funds, but serves as an effective statement to fund managers on the importance of justifying fund terms, as well as the power…
 
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  • How You Can Manifest Money And Prosperity In Your Life

    Gstargell
    11 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    How You Can Manifest Money And Prosperity In Your Life: Quick And Easy Really? The words quick and easy don’t seem believable when it comes to manifesting money. Most everyone has the mindset that if you want money it has to come with hard work. It may just be true that hard works is necessary however it all depends on what sort of hard work you need to engage in to manifest money quickly and easily.   How You Can Manifest Money And Prosperity In Your Life: Deep Understanding Is Needed   The whole concept of manifesting requires a deep understanding of not only your relation to…
  • How To Create Your Path to Success Part 2

    Gstargell
    4 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    How To Create Your Path to Success: Continuing Where We Left Off We have started down a great journey in explaining the steps in order to create success. We have even defined success. If you have not read part 1 then you should click here and read it before proceeding along. Don’t worry it will be here waiting for you and you would get all the good nuggets you missed in the previous one. How To Create Your Path to Success: The Steps To Create Success Continued   Success Step 5: Select your favorite goals and write an affirmation for each following this format: I have/am/achieve…
  • How To Create Your Path to Success Part 1

    Gstargell
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    How To Create Your Path to Success: Understanding Of Success When you ask someone what is Success they will give you different answers from achieving your goals all the way to living a good and happy life. I would like to use the definition that was given by the late Dr. Earl Nightingale which is: ” The progressive realization of a worthy ideal/goal”. So as you go through the article I want you to keep that definition in mind as we discuss Success.   How To Create Your Path to Success: Forging The Way   Creating your path to success depends on walking on a firm…
  • How to Make Money Online with Quality E-books Part 2

    Gstargell
    21 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    How to Make Money Online with Quality E-books: Lets Start Round 2 If you have read part 1, I know you may have waiting for the information that awaits below. However if you have not read part 1, I would recommend that you click here and check out part 1 before progressing along. How to Make Money Online with Quality E-books: Continuation of The 5 Ways To Make Money With E-books How to Make Money Online with Quality E-books: 3. Promote E-books through Various Online Resources Once you decide on a few e-books to offer, it’s time for promotion. With any new online business, you’ll…
  • How to Make Money Online with Quality E-books Part 1

    Gstargell
    14 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    How to Make Money Online with Quality E-books: Not As Hard As You Think With so many new online business opportunities available, it can be difficult to sift through the masses. Maybe you’re low on start-up funds. Perhaps you have limited time to work on your business at the start due to your current employment away from home. Maybe you’d like an Internet business that’s easy to operate and won’t require a lot of stress. If any of these apply to your situation, then selling e-books might be right for you. How to Make Money Online with Quality E-books: Extra Income Is…
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    Greg's Corner

  • Don’t be a Craigslist Killing: Raising Awareness for Safer Face-to-Face Transactions

    Greg Collier
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:21 am
    Conducting business with a stranger always brings a certain amount of risk – both for buyer and seller. But, in this digital age of classified advertising, where individuals are conducting one-on-one transactions for used cars, sports tickets, furniture or even intimate relationships, the risk of harm grows exponentially. Consider the recently-published “Craigslist killings,” a list of 84 people whose lives were cut short over the last 8 years through encounters with people they met via the online classifieds site. Some were involved in encounters that were already risky enough,…
  • Cheating in the NFL: Here’s One Simple, but Tough, Question for the New England Patriots

    Greg Collier
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:33 am
    I have only one question for the person who deflated 11 of the 12 footballs for the New England Patriots when they played against the Indianapolis Colts for the AFC Championship earlier this month. Was it worth it? I mean, here we are, counting down the days until the Super Bowl, the biggest game of the year, and instead of listening to radio hosts and TV analysts talk about the strengths of a running game or weaknesses in the defense, I’m listening to questions about quarterback Tom Brady’s integrity and suggestions that Coach Bill Belichick be suspended from the Super Bowl. Was it worth…
  • Slashing journalism won’t bring new readers, more revenue to newspapers

    Greg Collier
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Nearly 20 years after the Internet became a thorn in the side of newspapers, the old-school print industry continues to take steps to soften the blow that the Web has had on its business model. The problem is that newspapers, as part of their effort to become one with the digital side of news, keep making the same mistake. They keep chopping the journalism side of the business, the side that creates the original content that keeps visitors – and the eyeballs for their ads – clicking on their sites. This time around, it’s the mighty New York Times that’s slashing newsroom jobs…
  • NFL Under Fire: What Happens after the Buck Stops?

    Greg Collier
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:24 am
    For sake of full disclosure, I’m a big fan of NFL football – the rivalries, the loyalty of the fans, the final-second plays that lead to victories and upsets. What I’m not a fan of is the off-the-field behavior that has dominated headlines early in this season. In a league as large as the NFL, there’s bound to be a few bad seeds in the bunch. But the gravity of these allegations – domestic abuse, child abuse, sexual assault and more – have put a spotlight on the NFL’s inability to control bad behavior. Sure, the league issued fines and suspensions – but for the…
  • Free to a Good Home? A Bad Idea Online!

    Greg Collier
    8 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    Any business owner needs to stay ahead of the trends, and unfortunately, that applies to trends in crime. I’ve said before in blog posts and TV interviews that we don’t carry personals because they can be used as a front for prostitution and human trafficking. We don’t carry pet sale ads, as they often trade in animals that have been bred through puppy mills—breeders who literally breed animals to death, leaving them undernourished and caged without proper exercise or loving contact. We simply won’t even take a chance at supporting criminal industries, so we don’t run the ads that…
 
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    Hiring For Success

  • 6 things you need to know for remote working

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

    Ciaran Ryan
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:58 am
    Businesses are spending millions of dollars each year sending employees on global assignments without being able to quantify the cost or measure the value from their investment, according to a report issued by PwC. This is leading to almost six in ten organisations saying their global mobility programmes currently do not deliver value for money. PwC’ s ‘Modern Mobility’ report predicts that the number of people going on global assignments will increase by 50% by 2020, with nine in ten organisations saying they are looking to increase the amount of globally mobile people over the next…
  • The world has no answer to sheer persistence

    Ciaran Ryan
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:20 am
    By Philip Park, MD Professional Career Services When the going gets rough, persist! This has been drummed into us since we were children. If you examine the lives of the world’s most successful people, you find the one thing they have in common is persistence. We often imagine success came easily to people like Steve Jobs or Bill Gates. If you read up on their lives, you will find they had pretty much the same choices as anyone else. What makes them different is what they did with those choices. They both suffered multiple, crushing failures in their careers, but they pushed on to ultimate…
  • 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…
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    Business Banter

  • Social Media Management: 7 Reasons Why Social Is Not Working For You

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

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

    Bhavik Haria
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:31 am
    You’ve created high quality, compelling video content to use in your next marketing campaign. What’s the next step? Creating and optimising your landing page. But how do you ensure that the video content you create is not lost without a trace and works hard to convert people who view it into customers? In this article, […] The post 5 Tips For Optimising Your Landing Page Video appeared first on Business Banter.
  • Crappy Product, Killer Sales

    Tania Dakka
    13 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
    Chia Pets. Pet rocks. Stompies (You know the bedroom slippers the kids HAVE to have to stomp around in and make their ears flap up and down.) Holy bad products, Batman. You can sell crap. Literally. As long as you package right. These copywriting tips will help you sell more crap, make more money, if you choose to. And that’s […] The post Crappy Product, Killer Sales appeared first on Business Banter.
  • Business Networking: My Biggest Small Talk Mistakes I Don’t Want You To Make

    Lirone Glikman
    3 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    “You either have it or you don’t.” People love to say this about many things in life. It’s especially familiar in business networking. This sentence makes us feel good and cosy in our comfort zone. If you “don’t have it” then you may not have to do “it”. If you “don’t have it,” people will […] The post Business Networking: My Biggest Small Talk Mistakes I Don’t Want You To Make appeared first on Business Banter.
 
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    The Lab

  • Olea Kiosks® – Built to Last and Service Second to None!

    Olea Kiosks
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:20 pm
    For over 37 years, Olea Kiosks has been building cutting-edge, industry-leading, American-made kiosks that are designed, engineered, and manufactured in the USA. Olea has long taken pride in brandishing the “American Made” label on all of our kiosks. In addition, all of our engineers, welders, designers, and painters are all skilled artists who take pride [...]
  • Self Check-out Kiosks & Apple Pay

    Olea Kiosks
    7 Apr 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Consumers are becoming increasingly comfortable with conducting transactions on their smartphones and other mobile devices, as evidenced by the rapid growth of Apple Pay since its launch in October 2014. With the expected continued expansion of Apple Pay in 2015, it is important that self-service checkout systems, such as interactive retail kiosks, are outfitted with [...]
  • Olea’s Anti-malware Security Kiosk Featuring OPSWAT Technologies

    Olea Kiosks
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Cyber security has been at the forefront of the news with major security breaches impacting some of the largest companies in the United States, including JP Morgan Chase, Staples, eBay, Home Depot and more[1]. In addition to traditional online methods of transferring viruses and malware, hackers have now begun to use portable media, such as [...]
  • Better Kiosks through Intelligent Design

    Olea Kiosks
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
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    Open Door HR

  • Advice for Entrepreneurs

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

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

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

  • Public-Private Partnerships Essential to Resilience in Japan and Beyond

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

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

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

    DRI International
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:36 pm
    DRI ANZ To view this article in its original location, please click here. Business continuity is everybody’s business. While the principles and the planning may be better carried out by BC specialists, it’s the organisation as a whole that needs to apply them. However, a one-size-fits-all approach may not be effective when you’re trying to get the message across. It’s a fact that many organisations now have as many as four generations of employees. Each age group has its own characteristics, culture and way of doing things. As you work with colleagues to get BC in place and make it…
  • Five Profiles to Ponder When You Start Testing Your Business Continuity

    DRI International
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    DRI ANZ To view this article in its original location, please click here. Good business continuity planning may be half the battle. But if you haven’t tested to check your plan works, then don’t expect to win. The example of organisations that did data backups, failed to test and found afterwards their files were unrecoverable proves the point. But how should you test your BCP? Approaches from other areas may have some useful pointers. Good software testing for instance is often a matter of mixing and matching human tester personalities. Here’s a tester profile model adapted for testing…
 
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    Common Sense Development

  • What if Life was not so hard?

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

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

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

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

    Mark Zarr
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:02 am
    Being a leader is not something that comes with a job title, and it is not even something that you become when you’re very good at your job. Leadership has nothing to do with your occupation. The post Leadership: An Overused Word appeared first on Common Sense Development.
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    Useful Business Tips

  • Top Solutions For Poor Credit Score Funds For Business

    Priya G
    8 Apr 2015 | 1:56 am
    Credit history funds progress for firms Shorter-time period personal loan It appears to be so. Now you should not expect all direct loan companies to be a part of in that type of funding. Most lenders offer with little loans for a $1000 or a lot less. Rapid cash for a business will fund considerably higher priced financial loans. If a business is in the placement in which they have to convert to a shorter-time period personal loan lender for help, there is likely a poor credit history historical past. Commercial financing Commercial financing in significantly less than 24 several hours!
  • 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…
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    StartUp FASHION

  • Another Cool App to Check Out for Your Fashion Marketing is Periscope

    Pam Sahota
    18 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Recently we talked about the live streaming app, Meerkat…but have you heard of Periscope? It is the latest in the live streaming trend that has appeared and it’s taking the brand marketing world by storm. The questions we wonder as we evaluate Periscope: Is it a meerkat “killer” ? Is it better than meerkat? Which one should I, as a brand marketer – invest my time in? Do people care? Is Periscope a Meerkat Killer: Maybe. Periscope is a direct competitor and it was put out by Twitter. It allows for seamless integration with the popular social channel and way more…
  • Fashion Business Owner Musings: You Don’t Know How To Do Everything, So Stop Beating Yourself Up

    Nicole Giordano
    17 Apr 2015 | 7:59 am
    I have a really hard time accepting the fact that I don’t know everything. I mean, in relation to my business. I want to be able to do it all and have all the answers. So when I don’t, I get down on myself. Sometimes I actually get pissed off at myself. Ridiculous, I know, but still. There’s no way I can know everything about everything but for whatever reason, I expect myself to. Take our Community for example. I don’t think there’s anything I enjoy more in my business than interacting with our members. I love to learn about what they’re working on, get to…
  • Why Using Social Media to Increase Sales is Not As Simple as Some Like to Pretend

    Nicole Giordano
    13 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    So I read an article all about How Handbag Designer Gelareh Mizrahi Used Social Media To Increase Sales By 80 Percent. I initially opened this article because I was intrigued by the concept; that’s a lot of percent. Unfortunately, I was really disappointed after reading it; I found it unrealistic and oversimplified. And I think that when advice is unrealistic and oversimplified, it’s also incredibly discouraging. And I really don’t like it when independent designers and makers are served up a dose of discouragement. So, what got me about the concept? The article suggests…
  • Fashion Archives: A Look at the History of the Weaving Loom

    Jessica Bucci
    11 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Have you ever seen a piece of fabric being woven? Or perhaps you’ve done some weaving yourself? Either way, if you have, you’ve also seen a weaving loom- the tool that transforms yarn into cloth. Weaving is a precise craft, involving each individual thread being aligned into perfect placement. As you might imagine, this can be difficult and time-consuming. Fortunately, this complex process is made far easier by the weaving loom and the advancements made with this important tool over the course of fashion’s history. As civilization began to move away from the use of animal hides as their…
  • Fashion Business Owner Musings: Waiting to Get Picked is a Bad Strategy

    Nicole Giordano
    10 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    Today I realized something. Sometimes I wait to be picked. I wait for some magical moment when someone is going to give me a nod and tell me that what I am about to do is a good idea; I wait for someone to give me permission to succeed. Why do I do this? Because it’s easy. It’s easy to wait. It’s easy to tell myself that it’s OK that things are not moving along as they could be because I’m not really sure that my ideas will work anyway. I make excuses and give myself a pretty little place to remain complacent because others need to be on board for this to work,…
 
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    Center for Business Modeling

  • How to Find Your Total Addressable Market

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

    Patty Tomsky
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Mine customer insight to provide a minimum viable product (MVP) that covers the bases Because CBM believes in the test, fail, test, succeed model, any discussion about coming up with a “Minimum Viable Product” to meet customer needs tends to perk up my ears. CBM’s Business Model Framework is built on the same premise: Learn how to start your company by selling your product (an MVP) and make profits as soon as possible.  Maybe it’s not the complete vision you had when you wanted to start a company. But if you go about it the right way, identifying your MVP gives you a one-way ticket…
  • Use SWOT to Unlock Your Why Before Your Customer Will Buy

    Patty Tomsky
    10 Mar 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Run a SWOT to unlock your brand promise and build better customer relationships When you are planning how to reach out to the marketplace, there are some newer marketing theories that can be the key to building meaningful relationships with your customers. Yes, I said marketing theories. These are the rare theories that can be tested and put into practice immediately. For me, the most impactful of these was shared by Simon Sinek during a Ted Talk. He said: “Your consumers don’t buy what you do –they buy why you do it.” This amazing quote came to my attention through a really cool…
  • The Dangers of Premature Funding – Why You Should Think Twice Before Taking the Money

    Christopher Ryan
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:21 am
    As you can read on this site, many of our smart bloggers preach the doctrine of lean start-up. Steve Blank wrote a great article on this subject for Harvard Business Review titled Why the Lean Start-Up Changes EverythingThe article points out that 75 percent of startups fail, regardless of how much time, effort and funding are involved. The lean approach, the way Blank teaches it, is to test fast, fail fast and learn whatever lessons are necessary to get you to the next level. And this can often be done with far less money than you think. I’ve been involved with a number of startups ranging…
  • 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…
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    Newsweaver

  • Using images to create impactful content for employee newsletters

    Jamie Pert
    17 Apr 2015 | 3:16 am
    How to easily create an image bank for internal communications Don’t ignore the power of images We all know that a picture is worth a lot of words. But did you know that color visuals also increase the willingness to read by 80%? The rise of digital and social media means that images and visual communication are more important than ever. The huge adoption of image-based social media sites such as Instagram, Vine, Pinterest and even Facebook proves we have an insatiable appetite for powerful images. Your internal audience is no different. As internal communicators, it’s vital that we use…
  • What’s the future for SharePoint?

    Emma Hanley
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:58 am
        Is your intranet an essential employee destination? Or are you struggling to make it a success? In this on demand webinar denise cox, Lead Comms Consultant for Newsweaver, is joined by Sam Marshall, an intranet and collaboration specialist – and don’t worry this is not a technical overview of SharePoint! What you will learn: How to drive adoption of your SharePoint Intranet What employees want from your company intranet Creating content that connects with your employees How to use gradual improvements to engage readers How to use SharePoint as part of a multichannel…
  • IC Essentials – Information Overload

    Emma Hanley
    13 Apr 2015 | 8:19 am
    denise cox, Lead Communications Consultant at Newsweaver tackles Information Overload in the third of a series of six webinars in our IC Essential Series. Cutting through the inbox clutter is becoming increasingly difficult. The answer is creating and sending messages that provide the right information to the right audience at the right time. If you want to get the most out of your corporate email channel watch this 20 minute webinar as denise shares tips and examples from AON, Sovereign Housing, RBC, Financial Ombudsman and Vodafone. WATCH NOW The post IC Essentials – Information…
  • Instructional Designer / Trainer

    Emma Hanley
    2 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    We are looking for an enthusiastic and innovative instructional designer/trainer to bring a fresh approach to designing and delivering impactful learning experiences to our customers; alongside a professional approach to scheduling and managing customer learning requirements and measurement. The Instructional Designer/Trainer will be required to design, deliver and assess creative learning experiences that take place in a variety of formats (oral, video, face-to-face). Some travel to client sites required. The successful candidate will be a positive self-starter who is able to work both…
  • Email Designer

    Emma Hanley
    2 Apr 2015 | 3:44 am
    At Newsweaver we’re looking for an experienced designer to join our dynamic design team. We are one of the world’s leading communication software companies and one of Ireland’s fastest growing technology companies. Due to continued expansion we have an opportunity for an enthusiastic team player with great design skills, strong customer communication skills and experience with HTML & CSS to join our team in Cork. Key Responsibilities While this role has a focus on design, the nature of our business provides the opportunity to learn more about HTML and CSS for email and deal with…
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    Securities & Going Public Lawyers

  • Securities Law & Going Public Attorneys 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
  • SEC Reporting After Regulation A – Going Public Lawyer

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Going Public LawyerOn March 25, 2015, the SEC adopted Regulation A+ which amends former Regulation A. Regulation A+ adopts new ongoing reporting requirements that are based upon two Regulation A+ offering tiers. Tier 1 provides an exemption from SEC registration for offerings of up to $20 million. Tier 2 exempts offerings up to $50 million. One of the most notable differences between the... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • Massachusetts Adopts Emergency Crowdfunding Exemption

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Going Public LawyerThe Massachusetts Division of Securities has adopted an emergency intrastate crowdfunding exemption. The new exemption was developed to stimulate job growth for small Massachusetts companies by removing restrictions and allowing greater access to capital with fewer restrictions. The Massachusetts Emergency Crowdfunding Exemption The new exemption is available to entities formed and operating in Massachusetts, and allows the issuers to: offer both... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • FINRA Proposes New Rules For Algorithmic Trading Strategies

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:35 am
    Going Public LawyerFINRA is proposes new rules that will impact algorithic trading strategies. If an individual performs a trade on another person’s behalf, that associated person is required to register with FINRA as an equity trader. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) believes that certain associated persons who are involved in creating automated systems should also be registered. FINRA recently issued Regulatory... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
  • Regulation A+ Offering Circulars On Form 1-A

    Brenda Hamilton, Securities and Going Public Lawyer
    16 Apr 2015 | 5:45 am
    Going Public LawyerOn March 25, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted amendments toRegulation A pursuant to the mandate of Section 401(a) of the JOBS Act. These amendments included revamping Form 1-A for Regulation A offerings. The amended rules known as Amended A+ were adopted to facilitate capital-raising by smaller companies. Regulation A+ expands existing Regulation A.  Regulation A+ offerings can be... Read MoreGoing Public Lawyer
 
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  • A Guide to the 6 Nutrients Your Body Needs Daily

    admin
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:17 am
    Good nutrition is synonymous to good health whereas bad nutrition corresponds to bad health. Hence, in order to protect yourself from diseases and illnesses, you need to make sure that your body receives the complete nutrition it needs. There are six basic nutrients needed by the body on a day to day basis and they are as follow: Carbohydrates Carbohydrates supply energy to the body. They contribute to about 60% of the total calorie intake. They are categorized into two, which are simple and complex carbohydrates. What are the differences between the two? Simple carbohydrates are sugars and…
  • Essential Vitamins and Minerals For Weight Loss

    admin
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:13 am
    Losing weight has become the primary concern of many people today considering the fact that the number of obese people continues to increase every single day. Having your weight in control is the key to good health and good life. Vitamins and minerals play a very important role in keeping the body healthy and strong. A well-nourished body supports optimal metabolism and has a strong shield against obesity, diabetes, stroke, cardiac-related disease, and other forms of life-threatening diseases and illnesses. The Role Of Vitamins And Minerals In The Weight Loss Process Vitamins and minerals…
  • Do You Need Weight Loss Supplements?

    admin
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    Everybody wants to have a flat stomach. However, having a flat tummy seems to be a difficult thing to achieve nowadays considering the fact that a lot of people have unhealthy eating habits and living a sedentary lifestyle. In an attempt to have sexy belly and lose weight in general, what people usually do is they opt for weight loss supplements that promise to deliver quick results. A research conducted by the Journal of the American Dietetic Association in 2007 showed that more than 15% of adults in America are using weight loss supplements. In the very same research revealed that women use…
  • Do Antioxidants Help Weight Loss?

    admin
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:51 pm
    Oxidation is a reactionary process that reduces the number of electrons. The process releases free radicals, which causes permanent damage to the body. Once the number of free radicals in the body goes out of control it could lead to premature aging, neurodegeneration, and cancer. Antioxidants are substances that inhibit the oxidation of other molecules. What antioxidants do is they get rid of free radicals, improves the body’s metabolic process, and improve your health as a whole. It is the human brain that regulates free radicals, which directly affects one’s appetite. What the human…
  • A Guide to Carbohydrates and Weight Loss

    admin
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:29 pm
    Carbohydrate is one of the contributory factors of obesity. It is a form of sugar and the body needs to burn it or else it will end up as a stored fat. On the positive note, carbs (carbohydrates) are not bad at all. As a matter of fact, they play essential roles in the body such as: Fuels the body Feeds the brain Promotes metabolism of fat Prevents the use of protein as energy source   Why Carbohydrates Lead To Weight Gain? With the functions mentioned above, carbs are not actually bad things. However, people tend to overeat them. Remember that anything in excess is bad for your health.
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    Atlanta Business Radio

  • Special Edition: Cobb County

    lenise
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:49 pm
        Scott Forester/ Forester Consulting Forester Consulting is a private consulting firm dedicated to accelerating and maximizing your company’s sales and client acquisition.  The firm’s main services include strategic direction for executives looking for new ideas on how to best grow their business and training for sales management and sales producers.  Forester Consulting’s client list ranges from small, start-up companies all the way up to large corporate entities with large sales teams. Forester Consulting is headed by Scott and Ed Forester.  Together they bring over 53…
  • Cobb County Special Edition: How They Changed Careers

    lenise
    16 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Dr. Jamie Michael/ Michael Family Chiropractic I am a born and raised Georgia girl that has typically always taken the path less traveled. After seeing the movie “patch adams”, I set forth on a pre-med path. After a terrible medical experience my last week in college, I decided that I did not want to be a medical dr. I went on to use my Biochemistry degree and became a Chemist for Johnson and Johnson. Then the universe just decided to come and slap me in the face with becoming a chiropractor. My mom who had suffered with Leukemia went into remission after seeking out a…
  • Daniel Cosey with University of Tennessee, Scott Schonberger with City Wide of Georgia and Scott Magnes with Fulfillment.com

    rhondachale
    13 Apr 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Daniel Cosey / University of Tennessee  BusinessAnalyticsForum.utk.edu Scott Schonberger / City Wide of Georgia  Scott Schonberger is the president of City Wide of Georgia. City Wide has made a name for itself in major U.S. cities by streamlining commercial facilities and maintenance management of more than 20 services through a collection of service providers and alliance partners, including floor care, window washing, janitorial supplies, parking lot maintenance and several others. Taking the onus off building owners and property management companies that typically have to choose separate…
  • Special Edition: Emprendedores Latinos USA

    rhondachale
    7 Apr 2015 | 1:40 pm
    César Restrepo / Emprendedores Latinos USA  ​César Restrepo, from Colombia is one of the founders of Emprendedores Latinos USA (Latino entrepreneurs of USA). His background and education in the arts has made of him a person with creativity and enthusiasm. In 2012, his life takes an unexpected turn when he decides to risk everything to become an entrepreneur. Since then, his vision has been to integrate the fragmented community of Latino entrepreneurs in the U.S. César has founded two companies since. One Voice Language Solutions, a company dedicated to the interpretation and translation…
  • Special Edition: TiE Atlanta

    rhondachale
    2 Apr 2015 | 11:05 am
    Steven Cook / FortuneCMO   Working with VCs, PEs and startup Founders in Atlanta, Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach/LA. Biographical Data (This space will expand.) Steven has 25+ years experience as an accomplished Fortune 50 global strategic brand marketer and CMO with GM expertise in consumer-centric brand building, transformational innovation, B2C and B2B business development and account management with P&G, Coca-Cola and Samsung Electronics, as well as startup experience in Palo Alto, LA and Atlanta. He has built and led iconic, image-based CPG and durable passion brands globally…
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    Binary Option Evolution

  • Connected cars and broadband wars

    Jadtecnic
    18 Apr 2015 | 8:02 am
    OPTION TRADING PARTNERS Financial News – Option Trading Partners Network  Connected cars and broadband wars Option Trading Partners  –  The roll-out of 4G LTE high-speed wireless connections in all 2016 General Motors (NYSE:GM) models could provide the automaker with new sources of revenue and jump-start tech initiatives of rivals. GM sees OnStar 4G leading to e-commerce revenue from transaction splits (fast-food, hotel rooms, entertainment, advertising), services, and data usage. Software upgrades pushed out via broadband connections could also save GM money on repair and…
  • Indian Economy Forecast: Most Overvalued Emerging Market in 2015

    Jadtecnic
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:34 am
    OPTION TRADING PARTNERS Financial News – Option Trading Partners Network   Indian Economy Forecast: Most Overvalued Emerging Market in 2015 Option Trading Partners  –  The India economic forecast in 2015 calls for the fast-growing nation of 1.2 billion people to surpass Brazil and Russia in economic size. But investors shouldn’t be greedy; India’s stock market may already account for Prime Minister Modi’s success. Indian Economy Forecast The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts India’s economy will grow at 7.5% in 2015 and 2016. Notably, this is much higher than…
  • Central Banks Creating Global Stock Market Bubbles

    Jadtecnic
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:20 am
    OPTION TRADING PARTNERS Financial News – Option Trading Partners Network  Central Banks Creating Global Stock Market Bubbles Option Trading Partners  – Irrationality prevails in global stock markets and I believe it’s because of the actions of central banks. What’s happening with central banks and their involvement with equity markets not only is unprecedented, but it also will not end well. Japanese Stock Market Topping 20,000 Just look at the chart below of the Tokyo Nikkei Average—a key measure of Japanese stocks.<img< a=””> The post Central Banks…
  • Early Corporate Earnings Unveil Missing Sales Growth

    Jadtecnic
    18 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
      OPTION TRADING PARTNERS Financial News – Option Trading Partners Network  Early Corporate Earnings Unveil Missing Sales Growth Option Trading  Partners – As corporate earnings tumble in, equity market action has been more tuned to stronger oil prices. A number of companies have now reported, and the numbers aren’t that bad. It’s still in the early stages, of course, but so far, there have been a lot of good financials. Having said that, sales growth has been missing early this corporate earnings season. Early Corporate Earnings Season Reporters Netflix, Inc. (NFLX)…
  • China’s Strategy to Boost Consumer Spending an Investment Opportunity?

    Jadtecnic
    18 Apr 2015 | 6:29 am
    OPTION TRADING PARTNERS Financial News – Option Trading Partners Network   China’s Strategy to Boost Consumer Spending an Investment Opportunity? Option Trading Partners – For many of you who have been long-term readers, you know that I’ve been a bull towards China and Chinese stocks. Yes, there was also the period of deception and fraud with Chinese stocks listed on U.S. stock market exchanges a few years back, but much of that has been cleaned up by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Short-Term Outlook for China Volatile Chinese stocks are no longer favored by…
 
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    Learn Forex Free

  • How Healthcare Reform Will have an effect on Taxes

    LearnForexFree
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:21 am
    In late June, the U.S. Preeminent court maintained the individual scope prerequisite of President Obama’s human services arrangement. The arrangement, which is known as the patient protection and shabby Care Act (PPACA) was initially allowed in 2010 and stays to be presently being executed. Right here is a blueprint of how presumably the most changes will have an effect on citizens proceeding. Surtax on interest Most likely basically the most enormous duty can be on merchants inside the sort of a 3.8% surtax on interest, profit and capital great focuses deals for families making at any…
  • The historical backdrop Of protection

    LearnForexFree
    14 Apr 2015 | 12:12 am
    In the event that risk is similar to a seething coal that may start a chimney at any minute, then protection is our chimney douser. Universal areas and their occupants need anything to spread threat amongst vast quantities of individuals and to move danger to substances that can deal with it. This is the means by which scope developed. Learn on to pick up information of about how protection advanced and how it can function to save you from being blazed by method for danger. Ruler Hammurabi’s Code The overwhelming idea of protection – that of spreading chance – has been…
  • Worst performing currencies of 2015

    LearnForexFree
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:25 am
    Theory, hedgers and financial experts alike use the cash markets. International companies to import and rent out the trade (forex) rate variances should be noted that these organizations to be smart. Usually, coin costs Show unpredictability, the first quarter of 2015 draw to a close, as of the date of performing the bitterest monetary forms of benefit for years to examine can it be that. The worst performing currencies in 2015 Recoups the US economy, the dollar during the most recent year in one of the entertainers, the castle is closed. These other forms of international monetary…
  • Presentation – Making And Losing Money

    LearnForexFree
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:53 pm
    How People Make or Lose Money Doing It: By changing over your cash into an alternate money, you are trusting that the new coin increments in worth. When you change over back to your beginning cash, preferably you will have more cash than you began with. We should investigate a basic illustration of how somebody can profit from a forex exchange. Assume you have $900 U.S. dollars and you trade that for $1000 Canadian dollars. After one week, the CAD/USD conversion scale goes up from 0.90 to 1.0, so the Canadian dollar which you claim has expanded in quality contrasted with the U.S. dollar. You…
  • what is a pip

    LearnForexFree
    14 Mar 2015 | 2:51 am
    DEFINITION OF ‘PIP’ “PIP” remains for Point In Rate. All the more basically however, a pip is the thing that we in the FX would consider a “point” for figuring benefits and misfortunes. The littlest value change that a given swapping scale can make. Since most real money sets are evaluated to four decimal places, the littlest change is that of the keep going decimal point – for most combines this is what might as well be called 1/100 of one percent, or one premise point. A pip is a little measure of progress in a coin match in the forexmarket. It can…
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    Business Common Sense

  • Performance Reviews Should Be Ongoing

    Karina Mikhli
    17 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    I started reading Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo by Nicholas Carlson. I haven't gotten very far but since much of the introduction dealt with the "stacked" performance review system she brought from Google to Yahoo, it got me thinking about reviews in general.What is the purpose of a review? Traditionally they're meant to discuss how the person is performing, whether there are any areas that need improvement, where they personally want to grow, and any raises/promotions on the table. Although the "annual" review may still be necessary to formalize raises and…
  • Living a Life Without Regrets

    Karina Mikhli
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    I finished reading The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan over the weekend and was touched by their chapter on living a life without regrets. They explain how all those interviewed near death usually regret the things they did not do or try. Using their method to determine your one thing can help avoid this.It reminded me of something I used to do when in my twenties: avoid "what if's." I would force myself to ask difficult questions, either of myself or friends, and/or try challenging things since I did not want to ever wonder "what if." It was my personal motto for quite a few…
  • Focus with a Side Hustle?

    Karina Mikhli
    13 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    I've been reading The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan (as mentioned in my previous post) and had read Procrastinate on Purpose by Rory Vaden a while back. We discussed my Actionable Book Summary of the latter during the Actionable Book Club session and it got me thinking. All these great suggestions—to figure out the one next thing most important for your success and focus on only that until you're done—assumes you have one thing you're working on in your life. What if, like me, you have a side hustle or two going on. How do you then decide your one most important…
  • Willpower as a Limited Resource

    Karina Mikhli
    10 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    I remember reading that President Obama has a daily "uniform" so that he has one less decision to make on a daily basis. Apparently it's not only our ability to decide that's limited but also our willpower.I bought The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan based on a recommendation. At first I thought that the book was revisiting similar concepts I had read (and written) about earlier, but it actually covers new ground as well.Not only is it important to keep cutting your to-do lists down to the one most important thing, but you…
  • When Promotion is a Bad Thing

    Karina Mikhli
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:07 am
    You may have heard of the Peter Principle, which Wikipedia defines as:...a concept in management theory in which the selection of a candidate for a position is based on the candidate's performance in their current role rather than on abilities relevant to the intended role. Thus, employees only stop being promoted once they can no longer perform effectively, and "managers rise to the level of their incompetence. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Principle)What this means in practical terms is that some people should not be promoted to management. In the corporate world, if you…
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    Business Thirst

  • The Hiring of Workers Remains High Within The U.K.

    PaulJellicoe
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:16 am
    Businesses within the U.K. plan to keep on hiring new employees, but the information contained within a new report shows that there is concern surrounding the failure of the U.K.’s productivity. The latest Business Trends Report carried out by BDO records an employment index reading of 113.0 for the month of March. The figure is almost the same as that of February, which overall puts the U.K. above the level of 100 that indicates growth. “The hiring intentions of UK firms are at ‘sky-high’ levels with figures stronger than the heady days of the mid-2000s boom,” BDO…
  • U.S. Delivery Firm FedEx to Buy TNT Express for €4.4 Billion

    PaulJellicoe
    7 Apr 2015 | 10:11 am
    U.S. delivery firm FedEx is looking to expand throughout Europe and their recent purchase of Dutch delivery rival TNT Express looks set to make its vision a reality. A conditional agreement has been made between both companies and shareholders can expect to receive €8 per share along with a 33 percent premium on TNT’s closing share price on 2nd April. United Parcel Service had previously tried to acquire TNT with a bid of €2.5 billion. The bid was soon retracted after it was decided that opposition from competition authorities would mean that UPS’s bid was unlikely to be successful.
  • Small Business Technology Trends for Cloud Services in 2015

    PaulJellicoe
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:53 am
      The technology peaks expected for 2015 don’t differ that much to those of 2014. Although services such as mobile technology and cloud computing remain dominant, there seems to be more options in relation to these services in 2015. The Cloud Will Replace On-Premises Technology It’s safe to say that no-one would think for one moment that every business will replace a system they’re used to in such a small space of time, but moving an IT structure to the cloud is showing its benefits to companies who have employed the use of cloud services. One such perk of using a cloud service is…
  • Amazon Brings One-Hour Delivery to Dallas, U.S.

    PaulJellicoe
    29 Mar 2015 | 3:37 pm
    Dallas is the fourth city to have Amazon Prime introduced as well as being the largest to see its inclusion. The service was initially launched in New York City in 2014 before adding Miami and Baltimore recently. Amazon Prime members in a participating area can currently have their parcel delivered within two hours, the new service offers a delivery in half that time for a nominal fee. The fee for the service is $7.00 and the operating hours will be between 8.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m. The areas for delivery have been selected due to their head count and business locations, where Amazon hopes…
  • Are Business Search Engines worth Your Consideration?

    PaulJellicoe
    29 Mar 2015 | 5:34 am
    When trying to promote your business online, it’s easy to assume that you have to fire all off your marketing ammunition at the head target that is Google, and while it’s important to have a marketing strategy so your business can be found when the relevant keywords are entered, it can be easy to dismiss some other useful services. Business search engines are built around the world of business, and while they may offer differing functions, they will ultimately focus on building business relationships. While these search engines may not offer all the functions that every business needs,…
 
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  • How to Hide Nginx Version

    Atul Kumar Pandey
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:28 am
    Sometimes due to lack of time it is difficult to update the software and you end up with running old vulnerable version. In this cases, it comes to handy to know how to hide nginx version or turn off server signature in nginx from all the public. Hiding nginx version is too easy which can be done by using server_tokens directive. Also read: What is Nginx : How Nginx Works To hide nginx version we need to edit nginx.conf file ( located at /etc/nginx/nginx.conf or /usr/local/nginx/conf/nginx.conf ). You can use editor like nano to modify the file. The server_tokens variable can be used…
  • Best Laptop Brands : Ultimate Buying Guide

    Atul Kumar Pandey
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:37 am
    While desktop computers have faster processors and higher storage capacities, the benefits and brand new features associated with laptops are quite more, that made most students and business professionals to turn towards procuring the best laptops. In fact, they provide the user with easier access, greater efficiency and unrivaled echelon of portability. The biggest advantage of owning a laptop is portability. The small size of the modern laptops allows users to carry it anywhere. So, they can get their job done from any corner of the world. The laptop consumes considerably less power when…
  • Nginx vs Apache : Selection of Web Servers

    Atul Kumar Pandey
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:10 am
    Introduction of Nginx Nginx is said to be an open source reverse proxy service confined for HTTPS, HTTP, POP3, SMTP and IMAP products and also as a HTTP cache, load balancer, and a web server. The Nginx project commenced with a powerful focus on high performance, low memory usage and high concurrency. Overall, Nginx leaves very small footprint of processing data on your web server. It runs perfectly on BSD variants, Max OS X, Linux, AIX, Solaris, HP UX and on other *nix flavors. It also includes a proof of concept port, especially for Microsoft windows. Nginx can be used to service The post…
  • 10 Cool Business Ideas to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

    Atul Kumar Pandey
    13 Mar 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Starting a new business can be an aspiration for several people who want to turn their fervor into a livelihood. Establishing a small business can be risky even for seasoned entrepreneurs but running it can be rewarding. This is because small businesses used to face tough competition from the most established and larger business. However, there are several potential advantages associated with small businesses when compared to large business. Complete control One of the major benefits of low cost startups is that the entrepreneur has complete control over all aspects of the business. The…
  • Qi Wireless Charging Technology : The Best Innovation of 2015

    Atul Kumar Pandey
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:35 am
    Wireless technology is always welcomed as they are advantageous than unwieldy, wiry networks. You have a lot of options as the facility of wireless charging for mobile phones is implemented. If your mobile phone is running out of battery and you are in emergency to call someone, you can recharge your phone by packet energy without a need to search for plugging with this wireless charger. Qi is regarded as the wireless technology which can be used to recharge all kinds of devices without having to use messy wires and to buy any individual charging station. This is accomplished by The post Qi…
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  • Company Without Managers

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

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

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

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

    marcel
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:02 pm
    This is the sentence one of candidates told us at the interview for position with our company. “I only want to do what I like”… probably the biggest misconception of a new generation. Most people think, entrepreneurs are the ones who only do what they like. Can’t be further from the truth. I really like to create. Invent new ideas. Find new opportunities. Envision the future, connect trends and people. Do I like to deal with bureaucracy and paperwork? Do I like to follow up on people? Do I like to sit at meetings, make phone calls? Deal with problems on constant basis?
 
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  • Daily Cleanse Recipe: Green Citrus Ginger Juice

    Jessa Nowak
    16 Apr 2015 | 6:40 am
    Everyone Needs a Great Cleanse Recipe After a weekend full of going overboard on food and drinks, we all could use a great juice cleanse recipe. It happens to the best of us. After all, it would be a sin to not take advantage of every morsel at the best French restaurant in town! And a relaxing day at the pool is just not as fun without a margarita or two. Then of course, chips and dip must accompany any sort of Mexican cocktail! It’s all fun and games until Sunday night comes and we start to feel the effects of it all. The post Daily Cleanse Recipe: Green Citrus Ginger…
  • Organic Produce: The Truth Behind the Sticker

    Jessa Nowak
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:28 am
    Either you’re with um or against um. Are you choosing to spend your hard earned dollars on organic produce? What’s your reason? Just like all great debates, opinions on organic farming has people spread from end to end with opposing views. On one hand there are advocacy groups fully against conventional farming aiming to educate the public on how dangerous pesticide use is. Run to the other end of the spectrum and you’ll see the same amount of passion defending the U.S. government and their decisions on what pesticides are safe to use on America’s…
  • Christian Songs: Keys to Unlock a Broken Heart

    Jessa Nowak
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:51 pm
    When was the last time you listened to Christian music? A while ago? Never? If the first thing you think of is a semi tone deaf band leader singing on stage at your childhood church, you’re in for a big surprise. Christian songs aren’t what they used to be. To tell you the truth, a lot of them are actually better than secular music. And no, I’m not just saying that because of the positivity that it imparts. The actual quality of the music is awesome.  The Music Will Change Your Life When I began listening to Christian music, it changed my The post Christian…
  • Millennials – A Misunderstood Generation Set to Dominate

    Chris Nowak
    2 Apr 2015 | 10:41 pm
    Over the last decade, Millennials have matured and become an increasingly dominant part of society. This has led to more attention, various opinions forming, and a whole lot of criticism. Generation Y has become synonymous with being lazy, overconfident and entitled. I am here to explain that our generation is filled with entrepreneurs and ambitious talent and we’re not just a bunch of lazy bums. The fact is, we are set to dominate the workforce and spend the most money in the years to come. What does this mean for society? Don’t worry, the big economies of the world…
  • 5 Awesome Resources for New Moms

    Jessa Nowak
    1 Apr 2015 | 11:58 pm
    Being a new mom is overwhelming in many ways. What’s the best piece of advice I can give you? Read. Educate yourself so you feel confident! And this is a great place to start. After all, everything here is research-based and written by a Registered Dietitian. This re-cap of 5 previous articles will give you a little bit of everything you need to be confident your baby is safe, healthy and happy. My advice: pin now, read later…you just may find yourself needing some late-night reading material.  Resources for New Moms Babies have such delicate skin, there is no…
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  • Why it Pays to Publish Diverse Marketing Materials

    Greybox Admin
    13 Apr 2015 | 11:18 pm
    One of the mistakes you can commit in handling your company’s online marketing efforts is offering just one type of marketing materials to your audience. Expert marketing strategists, however, stress the utmost importance of producing diverse types of content. Here is a list of reasons why it pays to do so: Diversity of content keeps your page from becoming boring. After a while, visitors of your page will very likely get tired of looking at text on your sites, especially if they are not the reader type. You should then be able to spice it up with videos, podcasts, news...The post Why it…
  • Building Your Corporate Identity: The Steps

    Greybox Admin
    6 Apr 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Many business experts have likened the struggles of launching a company to birthing and raising a child: full of pain and challenges, but also of joyful and rewarding moments. Your exciting journey begins with building a corporate identity, which should constitute these basic steps: Know who you are. Any effort to develop a brand should start with a thorough understanding of who you are. What do you want to offer your customers? Who is your target market? What value do you bring to the table? What are your principles, what do you hold dear as a company? Your answers to...The post Building…
  • SPECIAL UPDATE ( 4/21 Google Mobile Update: What your Website Maintenance Team Needs to Know )

    Greybox Admin
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:25 pm
    Weeks leading up to April 21, website maintenance teams across the globe are in a rush to prepare for the big Google Mobile Algorithm Update. Is your team ready for it, too? April 21, 2015, which has since been referred to as “MobileGeddon,” marks the day the world’s leading search engine updates its search results algorithm to take into account compatibility with mobile devices. Those websites whose content are not configured to show properly on mobile will be ranked poorly, or worse, be removed from the Google results altogether. The update will also cover app content, complementing…
  • Bringing in the Extra in Social Media Marketing

    Greybox Admin
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:17 pm
    So you’ve successfully created pages on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and other social media platforms for your company. Congratulations! However this first step only gets you inside the world of social media marketing. To decisively conquer this new arena, you need to be able to bring in the extra, in the eyes of the general public. Bringing in the extra means going above and beyond the expected routine transactions you have with each of your customers. While this can sound very tedious, a nice touch can in fact be delivered through simple, everyday gestures. Saying thank you all the time.
  • Building Your Online Reputation

    Greybox Admin
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:13 pm
    As the 21st century consumers turn to the Web to find information about products and services, your business should be equipped with the tools for promoting your online reputation. Below is a list of tried-and-tested ways to improve your company’s presence and image across various online platforms. Produce authoritative content regularly. Do you want to rank higher on search engines? Develop a calendar for publishing content on a regular basis, and stick to the schedule. Regularly updated sites tend to enjoy better ranking on Google, and moreso when the content are original pieces. Develop…
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  • 10 Ways Technology Can Enhance Employee Engagement

    Erik Episcopo
    14 Apr 2015 | 1:35 am
    New technologies can help companies can measure and improve their level of employee engagement. Employee engagement is essentially the measure of how emotionally invested your staff is in the organization’s mission. While the percentage of people engaged in their jobs has grown over the past three years, the number still only sits at an abysmal 33%. Luckily, companies are finding smarter ways to use technology to not only measure engagement, but to promote it as well. To uncover the best tips on how to maintain an engaged workforce, we asked several companies to share examples of how…
  • Top 10 Hiring Tips from HR Heavyweights

    Taylor Johnson
    6 Apr 2015 | 10:36 pm
    From former Google and Verizon execs to experienced CEOs and veteran entrepreneurs, BusinessPlanToday asked HR experts to share their strategies for maximizing the efficiency of the hiring process. We gathered the 10 best hiring techniques that any HR team can implement without hassle. #1. Include a Question in the Job Posting According to serial entrepreneur and founder of The Resourceful CEO, Tiffany C. Wright, asking a question in the job posting “is a great screen for attention to detail, initiative, and writing skills.” With this simple technique, HR managers can easily weed out…
  • The Emergence of Robotics in Small Business

    Taylor Johnson
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:11 pm
    New “collaborative robots” are finding their way into small and medium enterprises. Robots are no longer reserved for the large companies in the automotive industry. The robotics industry is continuing to find its way into small and medium enterprises throughout a wide variety of industries. Robots are performing tasks in industries that were once unthinkable. They are now serving coffee, making jewelry, and constructing children’s toys. This year, the global spending on robotics is projected to rise to $67 billion. To put this in perspective in 2010 spending barely…
  • How To Name Your Business

    Taylor Johnson
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:24 pm
    What do Butt Drilling, Hooker’s Funeral Home, and Fart Taco all have in common? Much to the bewilderment of veteran entrepreneurs, they were all names of actual legitimate businesses. Surprisingly, many new entrepreneurs are uncertain about the do’s and don’ts of naming a business. While these might be extreme examples, they help to demonstrate how new owners tend to overlook the importance of a businss name. These terribly named businesses serve as great lessons for prospective entrepreneurs as to how vital a name is a to their success. Why your business’s name matters?
  • The Dos and Don’ts of Buying a Franchise

    Taylor Johnson
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:21 am
    Buying a franchise is a great option for those who lack entrepreneurial experience. With a franchise, you don’t have to worry about building a brand from the ground up or spending heavily on advertising. In most cases there is normally a support system already in place to help new franchisees learn the ropes. Nevertheless, before you decide to invest in a franchise, here are a few key Do’s and Don’ts to consider. The Don’ts of Buying a Franchise Desperate Franchisor Fall for high-pressure sales tactics Prospective franchisees should always be skeptical of franchisors that appear too…
 
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    Echidna

  • How to Use Facebook Page Insights

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

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

    Roshni Isaac
    8 Apr 2015 | 2:34 pm
    On January 1st, 2015, Facebook changed its algorithm, which affects what shows up in users’ news feeds. These changes have had a tremendous impact on brands that were using Facebook as a medium to promote their products and services. What’s the impact of this change? The latest change in the algorithm means that your organic reach has been reduced considerably, which makes it pretty challenging for Facebook marketers to get their content seen. Businesses that use Facebook as an important marketing channel now need to promote their posts using Facebook ads, which will lead to more…
  • Digital Advertising Beats Traditional Advertising

    Sara Marino
    7 Apr 2015 | 1:51 pm
    The landscape of media buying has changed. It’s no longer about blindly buying a block of ads. Paid media of the past was executed by negotiating the best annual contract for television, radio, outdoor or display ads. But with the fairly recent (in the grand scheme of things) emergence of paid search, mobile display, mobile search, and social media advertising, paid media today is about selecting the right mix for the right audience within the right budget. One of the biggest challenges for marketers and media planners is the siloed approach that often separates traditional and digital…
  • Only 1 in 5 Fast Fashion Websites is Responsive

    Luke Johnson
    3 Apr 2015 | 4:40 pm
    Only one of the five websites below is truly responsive. Can you tell which one it is? Okay, so it was probably pretty obvious — out of Zara, Uniqlo, Primark, H&M, and Cotton On, the only responsive site was Cotton On’s. We’re aware that most people aren’t going to using narrow browser windows in a desktop environment, so it’s not necessarily a huge deal that four out of the five brands don’t have responsive sites (they have perfectly usable separate mobile sites, as can be seen in the screenshots above). But there are still a few big reasons why it…
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    Pharmaceuticals Market Research Reports

  • Posaconazole – Patent, Extension and Data Exclusivity Expiry Snapshot (51 countries)

    vyankatesh
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Need fast access to comprehensive SPC, data exclusivity, and litigation intelligence that’s simple to access and use? Already used by big pharma, biologics manufacturers and their law firms, Patent, Extension and Data Exclusivity Expiry Snapshot saves you days of research and instantly puts you in-the-know. !NOW WITH ‘USA VIEW’! “The most extensive source of patent information available.” Product Portfolio Manager – Dr Reddys Laboratories “The database is reliable, frequently updated, well-arranged, user friendly.” Director IP – Zentiva k.s…
  • Sofosbuvir – Comprehensive patent search

    rnrmahesh
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Imagine having your own team of pharmaceutical patent experts at the click of a button. Used by the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies and legal teams for over 10 years, Ark In-depth Searches are the benchmark in comprehensive, accurate and relevant patent data. Searched and analysed by highly trained, qualified staff using proprietary searching techniques, you won’t need to worry about missing patents or updating data. And that means your IP staff will be freed up to concentrate on your business, rather than getting bogged down in patent data. “Provides structured,…
  • Lixisenatide – Comprehensive patent search

    vyankatesh
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Imagine having your own team of pharmaceutical patent experts at the click of a button. Used by the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies and legal teams for over 10 years, Ark In-depth Searches are the benchmark in comprehensive, accurate and relevant patent data. Searched and analysed by highly trained, qualified staff using proprietary searching techniques, you won’t need to worry about missing patents or updating data. And that means your IP staff will be freed up to concentrate on your business, rather than getting bogged down in patent data. “Provides structured,…
  • Bortezomib – Comprehensive patent search

    vyankatesh
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Imagine having your own team of pharmaceutical patent experts at the click of a button. Used by the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies and legal teams for over 10 years, Ark In-depth Searches are the benchmark in comprehensive, accurate and relevant patent data. Searched and analysed by highly trained, qualified staff using proprietary searching techniques, you won’t need to worry about missing patents or updating data. And that means your IP staff will be freed up to concentrate on your business, rather than getting bogged down in patent data. “Provides structured,…
  • Alogliptin – Comprehensive patent search

    rnrmahesh
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Imagine having your own team of pharmaceutical patent experts at the click of a button. Used by the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies and legal teams for over 10 years, Ark In-depth Searches are the benchmark in comprehensive, accurate and relevant patent data. Searched and analysed by highly trained, qualified staff using proprietary searching techniques, you won’t need to worry about missing patents or updating data. And that means your IP staff will be freed up to concentrate on your business, rather than getting bogged down in patent data. “Provides structured,…
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