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Is Honesty Really the Best Policy?

Dumb Little Man

The post Is Honesty Really the Best Policy? Not everyone is a born smart or Genius. As we grow old, we get that funny feeling. There were lot of fights and quarrels , that could have been avoided. Many things were meaningless. There were not worth dying for. This is like what they say….Growing Growing up. They left. We moved on. Happiness

Mis-sold a PPI Policy? Rush To Claim What’s Yours – It’s Your Money!

Small Business CEO

This also holds true when it comes to claiming on your insurance, such as getting mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI) refund.

How to Create a Sales Policy That is Fair to ALL of Your Clients

Office Organization Success

When you start developing your multiple streams of income business by adding products and programs which are available on your website, there’s a very specific policy you need to have in place … and that is a clearly defined Sales Policy. Then simply have a sentence underneath that says, “Please see Sales Policy for full details”.

How Simple Policies Can Change Your Business

While this makes sense, it doesn’t mean you should ignore behind-the-scenes business administration tasks, such as setting policies.

Police, Policy, and Politics

Daily Writing Tips

Are police and policy related? Later, policier came to describe a novel, film, or television program dealing with the solving of crimes.).

Encouraging U.S. Commerce Report on "Digital Matching Firms"

Small Business Labs

  I was also recently on a panel with a senior policy person from the Department of Labor.   1099 Economy Contingent Workforce Freelance gig economy Government Policy on-demand economyThe U.S. The report attempts to accomplish two goals.  Perhaps we should combine Karpie's and the Commerce Department's terms.

Comparing Small Business Owners and High-Growth Entrepreneurs

Small Business Labs

  The main reason we're interested in this topic is we believe policy makers are too focused on high-growth companies and entrepreneurs.  high-growth companies (called Gazelles in policy circles) are very important sources of innovation, employment and economic growth.  business success.  economy.

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Enterprise Rockers Launch Mentoring Scheme for Bankers and Politicians

The Small Business Blog

Enterprise Rockers banking Banks better banks enterprise rockers Government government policy politics UK Economy uk politics

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Why Your Office Needs a Green Workplace Policy

Eco-Office Gals

If you have an office without a green workspace policy, it’s about time to put one in place! Green policies make a big difference.

Social Media – The Policy. The Rules.

The Small Business Blog

This is a great video about social media “Do’s & Do Not’s&# – take a look. You can get social media training if you are unsure how to start your online marketing campaign. Hat-tip to @adrianswinscoe

More on Personal Tax Rates and Small Business Jobs

Small Business Labs

government policyThe Kauffman Foundation did a poll of the attendees at the recent Inc. 500 conference.   job creators.

Considerations For Social Media Use In The Workplace

Small Business CEO

Provide a social media policy. Provide a written policy that is clearly communicated to employees. Protect trade secrets.

Uber and Lyft Lawsuits & the On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

  Freelance Government Policy Independent workers on-demand economy Uber and Lyft were both dealt legal setbacks in two different lawsuits last week. The separate suits - one filed by Uber drivers and other by Lyft drivers - allege they are misclassified as independent contractors. The drivers are claiming they are employees.

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The Post Office Expanding Use of Contingent Workers

Small Business Labs

Contingent Workforce Government Policy Independent workers Interesting interview with the head of the U.S.   Key quote from U.S.

The Growing Numbers of Not Working

Small Business Labs

  Government Policy  This is the lowest its been since 1979. Aging baby boomers are starting to retire.

Is Small Business Ownership the Great Equalizer?

Small Business Labs

  For policy makers this data shows that small businesses run by underrepresented demographic groups are equally competitive once they survive the early startup stages.  government policy trends women  We also looked at how education correlated with small business success. 

Millennials' Standard of Living Lower than Parents

Small Business Labs

  Gen Y Government Policy trends Despite collecting more college diplomas than any generation in history, Millennials lag behind their same-aged counterparts of yesteryear on virtually all key indicators of economic well-being – including employment, income, wealth, debt and poverty. Today it is the young.

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Adhering to the "Closed Door" Policy

Professional Assistant Blog

wrote a post entitled "Adhering to the 'Open Door' Policy", but this post is a little different, so please read on. I am sure that this happened to many of you on a regular basis. Do you find that you get disturbed around your cubicle because of excessive noise? Managers have offices and the.

Who Speaks for Small Business on Health Care?

Small Business Labs

government policyThe WSJ's Business Groups Welcome Health Law Set Back  covers the recent ruling by a federal district judge that the Obama administration’s health-care law was unconstitutional. The suit against the bill was led by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB).  Chamber of Commerce.

Should Employees be Allowed to Use Social Media?

Small Business CEO

The Policy. Most employees carry mobile devices that can be used to access social media, so how far does a policy go? Donovan. Benefits.

Health Grows to 17.6% of U.S. Economy

Small Business Labs

  government policy trendsIf like us you're worried about health care spending, there's some good news and some bad news.    The good news is U.S. health spending grew just 4% in 2009 , the lowest growth rate in the 50 years the government has tracked this data.  health care costs.  GDP by 2020. 

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My Health Care Risk Shift Mistake

Small Business Labs

  government policy Intuit 2020 Trends Report trendsI recently personally experienced one of the trends we follow - The Risk Shift.   The    The bottom line: I spent over $800 for x-rays that should have cost me $37.    Let me explain.   Back to my story. 

The Rise of the Underground Economy

Small Business Labs

  Government Policy trends Last year we suggested growth in the underground economy is likely a key reason workforce participation has fallen so much in the U.S.    Others are starting to also suggest this. per cent we’re stuck with. The difference, he argues, probably reflects workers migrating into the shadow economy. 

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Are Small Business Owners the New Left?

Small Business Labs

In other words, these groups are not non-partisan and they pretty much line up in lockstep with the Democratic party on policy issues. As we've pointed out in the past,  there are few non-partisan policy oriented think tanks or trade associations.   Government Policy That's just how DC works.

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A Short Version of Thomas Piketty's "Capital"

Small Business Labs

Book Reviews Economic Uncertainty Government Policy trends Income from capital is invariably much less evenly distributed than labor income.

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Adhering to the "Open Door" Policy

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Adhering to the "Open Door" Policy By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Filed Under: Meetings , Prioritize I n my last job, I had my own office. Just remember, if your company has an “open door” policy, please adhere to it. It was great having my own office.

The Millionaire's Tax and Small Business Jobs

Small Business Labs

  government policyLet me start by saying Smallbizlabs: (1) is pro-business; (2) thinks lower taxes are better than higher taxes; and, (3) prefers a smaller government.    We're also non-partisan, which means we don't let politics influence our research.      2.    3. 

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5 Reasons to be Constantly in Your Policies and Procedures Docs

Virtual Moxie

I had an interesting conversation with a non-VA coaching client this past week, in which she was extolling the virtues of having well-documented policies and procedures for her business (something you know I was happy to hear!). My response: "P&P docs do you no good if you don’t look at them."  I am nothing if not pithy. ;). Choose ease.

Help is Here: Productivity and Systems Packages for Overwhelmed Entrepreneurs

Denise Aday

Tags: uncategorized delegation Getting Things Done improvement life balance organization planning policies procedures productivity services systems time management training virtual assistant

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Who Speaks for Small Business in DC?

Small Business Labs

  government policyHuffington Post's Taking Mom and Pop to the Cleaners: How the Small Business Lobby Hurts Small Business takes a long, unflattering look at the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).    The reason is simple.    In most cases all three lead to partisanship. 

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How policy and cost savings are helping to drive the uptake of low-energy, retrofit LED Lamps

Eco-Office Gals

Post from: Eco-Office Gals How policy and cost savings are helping to drive the uptake of low-energy, retrofit LED Lamps. photo by: jurvetson.

Measuring the Impact of the Invisible Economy of Independent Work

Small Business Labs

  Government Policy Independent workers trends There's a growing view that the way economic statistics are collected and analyzed fails to reflect the economic and jobs impact of independent work - especially independent work created by new economy companies like Airbnb, Etsy and Elance. million U.S.

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Stepping It Up – What’s Stopping You?

Denise Aday

Tags: uncategorized boundaries collaboration delegation marketing mindset money motivation organization packages planning policies pricing services success systems teams virtual assistant

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NEW Canada Anti-Spam Law effective July 1 (And how not to be a spammer regardless of location.)

Denise Aday

Remember, regardless of laws and policies, spam is also in the eye of the beholder. ( CC by 2.0 photo by TeresaH12~~~bizzyazabee ).

Good Q&A on the New Health Care Law & Small Business

Small Business Labs

  government policyFew people know much about the health care reform bill (officially the Affordable Care Act) that was passed last year.    The sections that have the biggest impact on small businesses don't go into effect unitl 2014, so there isn't a huge rush to learn more.

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Workforce Participation: Where is Everyone Going?

Small Business Labs

government policy trendsUgly is only way to describe the August job report.  Non-farm payrolls grew by an anemic 93,000. informal economy.

Will Small Businesses Drop Employee Health Coverage in 2014?

Small Business Labs

  government policyWe've looked at the new health care law and tried to understand and forecast what it means for small businesses.    Our quick summary:  we don't know and we don't think anyone else does.    Which is one reason why the topic is so controversial.  The

PPI Facts That You Should Know About

Small Business CEO

Payment Protection Insurance policies were sold to millions of people in the UK. Most of these PPI policies were mis-sold.

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The Milkshake Moment

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Politics and Small Business Advocacy

Small Business Labs

  government policyPortfolio has an excellent article on the wide differences between what two of the leading small business advocacy groups - the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) and the Main Street Alliance - believe to be of importance to small business.