Has the U.S. Reached Peak Car?

Small Business Labs

 An interesting study from the Frontier Group found that between 2001 and 2009 the average yearly number of miles driven by 16-34 year olds had fallen 23%.   While it's too early to say with certainty this is a long lasting trend, we think the shift away from driving is structural due to changes in lifestyle, where people live and how and where work is done.

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Retirement 3.0 Includes Working, But With Lots of Flexibility

Small Business Labs

  Key quote on the the largest group, 36% of respondents: " want to go back and forth between periods of work and leisure to suit their new lifestyle needs" This is a degree of flexibility not often found in today's workplace.    This is up 5 years from a similar study done by Age Wave in 2001.  The Retirement Reset Study  is a joint effort by the Sun Financial Group and Age Wave. 

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6 Strategies to Implement a Summer Schedule

Office Organization Success

And so, after reading an article in Office Secretary Magazine, I became a Virtual Assistant in November 2001. So I’ve set about creating a business that fits my lifestyle, but one that still generates an income, even if I am working to a lighter schedule during the summer months. As I shared in a recent training call, the number one reason why I started my business over 11 years ago was because I wanted flexibility in my schedule.

2013 166

Featured Soloist Kathryn Vercillo: “I Feel Like I’ve Been True to My Heart”

The Solopreneur Life

What lifestyle choices have you had to make to stay in business? I think the biggest thing I’ve had to work on as far as my lifestyle is learning the right work-life balance. Do you need a second household income to support your lifestyle? T his is The Solopreneur Life’s “Featured Soloist,” the purpose of which is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses. Today we meet Kathryn Vercillo.

2012 138

Creating a Win/Win for Admin and Executive

Office Dynamics

Support volunteer efforts, encourage a healthy lifestyle, and allow for sustainable work-life balance. She was previously at Intel from 1995 through 2001. Win/Win a guest blog by Pamela J. Baird. That's the question. What steps would we like our leadership team to take in creating stronger partnerships with their administrative partners? How can our organization simultaneously elevate performance, increase job satisfaction, and develop this integral portion of employees?

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Summit at Sea 2011 – The new trend in business is impact

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Individuals who had mastered both success, phenomenal lifestyle design AND social impact were left right and center. Wish you had started a blog in 2001? This post has been a long time coming. My experience on the Summit boat blew my mind to the extent that I needed a few weeks back in Sydney to fully comprehend this game changing event.

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Do Online Classes Make Sense for.

45 Things

Having just the opposite experience was Jan Melnick , who said she found her online classes from 2004 to 2007 were a perfect fit for her busy lifestyle as a businesswoman and mother of three. “It For example, Kaplan University started online classes with just 34 students in 2001, and now has 54,000 students participating in its online programs. “It’s For me, it worked very well for my lifestyle and my current career.

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