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Use of Contract Labor by Sole Proprietors Surging

Small Business Labs

In 2013 contract labor was 36% of total labor costs, up from 31% in 2010 and just 20% in 2003.  trillion in gross business receipts.

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Gig Economy Declining in Rural America

Small Business Labs

Also interesting is back in 2003 rural areas had more non-employer businesses per thousand residents than urban areas. county. 

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Why I think you need to get offline to find new clients

The Small Business Blog

Granted, Linkedin was launched in 2003 and then Facebook in 2004, but I hadn’t heard of them.

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$1 Million Ain't What it Used to Be - You Need More Than $5 Million to be a 1%er

Small Business Labs

  Although the numbers fell quite a bit during the recession, they've recovered nicely and have more than doubled since 2003. of U.S.

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Picking up skills along the EA career path

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve been an EA for quite some time now, in fact I started working in 2003 so it has been a decade. Dressing professionally.

Self-Employment Shifting to the Creative Class

Small Business Labs

As you can see from this chart, the share of creative class jobs has increased from roughly 25% in 2003 to almost 30% in 2012.

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Word and Outlook 2007 tips

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! Agenda.

Check Out CenStats For Free Market-Research Data

The Solopreneur Life

I learned that, since 1980, the number of permits peak at 254 (in 2003). I f your market-research budget is limited (or even if it’s not), check out CenStats, a free service from the U.S. Census Bureau. For example, I was curious about single-family residential building permits in my county (Steele, Minnesota). This compared to 13.6

Is Telecommuting Leading to Peak Travel?

Small Business Labs

  But the trend flattened starting in 2003.    Key quote: “Since 2003, motorized travel demand has leveled out or even declined in most of the countries studied, and travel in private vehicles has declined,” the authors wrote in their study.   They found a strong correlation between rising prosperity and travel. 

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Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Administrators

Practically Perfect PA

After finishing university in 2003 I was lucky because there were plenty of jobs available in London. Over the last few years I’ve changed employers a number of times and so have had to face quite a few interviews. I went for one interview at a global accountancy firm and had a full-time permanent role as a team administrator straight away.

The Freedom to Work from Anywhere: Your Virtual Business Tips (Part 4)

Productive & Organized

Many of my friends and colleagues run their businesses from all over the world and I have had a mobile business since 2003. Heavy! Be prepared. 

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Office Software is Evolving, Are You Ready?

Tips From T. Marie

Or Office 2003 or older? Office suite software is changing! Along with the standard programs, Word, Excel, Outlook, etc., Ready for what?

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The Number of Nonemployer Businesses Grew to 23 Million in 2013

Small Business Labs

  Over the decade from 2003 to 2013 the number of nonemployer businesses increased by 4.4 The U.S. In 2013 there were 23.0 million.

Creating Your Freedom Business - Expert Panel Shares Tips (Part 3)

Productive & Organized

  I've been doing it since 2003!   Today, we're going to share some more!    Keeping It Simple. For all the.

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Lessons from a Failed Forecast

Small Business Labs

Workforce Week's (tiered subscription) Fast Forward: 25 Trends That Will Change the Way You do Business appears to have been written in 2003.    I'm most intrigued with their 2003 jobs forecast for 2010.  workers per unit of output than they did in 2003.    This is great.    2. 

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Cool Niche Businesses: 5-Hour Energy Went From Zero to $1 Billion in Less Than 10 Years

The Solopreneur Life

The idea for 5-Hour Energy came in 2003 when Bhargava attended a natural-products trade show in Anaheim, Calif. The Business: 5-Hour Energy.

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Productive Communication: You Don't Have to Yell To Be Heard - Part 1

Productive & Organized

link] - ' The Wisdom of Listening ' by  (Paperback - Jun 15, 2003 Sometimes productivity has to do with systems and processes. 

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The Freedom to Work from Anywhere: Living the Mobile Life

Productive & Organized

  I've been doing it since 2003! Are you on the go with your business?  It really is possible. 

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The Solopreneur Life Heroes for 2011

The Solopreneur Life

Why she’s a hero: Terri has been providing top-quality, no-bull information and support to solopreneurs since 2003. Far from it.

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Solopreneurs: Are You Losing Potential Clients?

Office Organization Success

If you’re currently using Outlook it comes with its own contact address book, and Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003 and above comes with Business Contact Manager. So let me ask you: 1. Do you have a record of each of your clients/colleagues contact data, i.e. name, address, email, website, phone number etc.? Build your business.

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Living the Mobile Life - Colleagues Share Their Virtual Business Strategies and Tools

Productive & Organized

  I've been doing it since 2003!   Today, we're going to share some more!    It really is possible. 

2013 46

Presidential Environmental Track Record and Positions 2012

Eco-Office Gals

also supported a 2003 northeastern states agreement to reduce carbon emissions from power plants via a regional cap-and-trade emissions reduction plan.

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Bail Out vs. Bale Out

Daily Writing Tips

Reading A Presumption of Death by Jill Paton, (St. How odd, I thought, that such a spelling error would slip by in a book of this quality. Telegraph.

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Dying vs. Dyeing

Daily Writing Tips

For example, in his dictionary (1755), Dr. Johnson (1709-1784) spelled the words for both meanings as die. The words are often the source of punning.

2003 14

How a Night Watchman Created a New Niche and Revolutionized Major League Baseball

The Solopreneur Life

Author Michael Lewis wrote “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game,” which was published in 2003. Bill James. Army in 1971.

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Hyperbole and Hype

Daily Writing Tips

In 2003, then Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott proposed the adoption of such a plan, calling it “nuclear.” by false publicity.”. Vocabulary

2003 22

27 Productivity Killers: Why Nothing Ever Gets Done!

Dumb Little Man

There is always more to do than time in which to do it. And the more you take on, the more there is to do. Yes, the dreaded 'P' word. Here’s why.

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Featured Soloist Tricia Lawrence: “I Want To Stay Bootstrapped”

The Solopreneur Life

I got married halfway through my solopreneur career (2003), so I did not have another income during those first eight years. Tricia Lawrence.

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It Takes Courage: Building Administrative Support Teams

Office Dynamics

I began working with my employer in January, 2003. It Takes Courage. When I started, there were over 14,000 employees within the organization. Previously I had worked for much smaller companies with employees in the hundreds at the maximum, not thousands. It was a small group at that time, with less than 70 members. It will never be perfect.

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The ups and downs of working from home

Practically Perfect PA

When I first started out as a team administrator back in 2003 despite having a (massively bulky) laptop I rarely worked from home.

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How to Refer to Governmental Administrative Bodies

Daily Writing Tips

Beware of new nomenclature: The agency long known as the US Immigration and Naturalization Service was dismantled and most of its functions and responsibilities taken up by the newly created agency US Citizenship and Immigration Services in 2003. Nomenclature for US government entities can be complicated. Name Changes. Vocabulary

Does anyone know what time it is? Calculating time internationally

Laughing all the Way to Work

Instructions for Word 2003 In Word 2003 the instructions are similar. Click OK. Click to open Date and Time.

Do Sports Commentators Really Mean “Prolific”?

Daily Writing Tips

author of a book about presidential golfers called First Off the Tee (2003), being interviewed on the radio. I recently heard Don Van Natta Jr., In describing the golfing habits of U.S. presidents, he commented that Woodrow Wilson was “the most prolific golfer.&#. Calling a golfer “prolific&# struck me as odd. dedicated. resolute.

Does anyone know what day it is?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Is it June 11, 2003? Is it the 6th of November 2003? Wouldn’t it be nice if we all followed the same numerical dating standard. It can get very confusing when we date differently. For instance, can anyone tell me what this date is - 06/11/03? Or is it 2006 November 03? Click here if you dare. Oh who cares.I'm Patricia.

Don't press Send and Regret it

Laughing all the Way to Work

In Outlook 2007 this feature works much better than the 2003 version. In 2003, the recipient still gets the e-mail and has to agree to let you recall the message. I'm sure we've all done it at one time -- pressed Send on an e-mail and put the wrong recipient in the To box. Thankfully, there is an option to Recall the message.

4 Marketing Lessons Learned From DirecTV’s Customer Service

The Solopreneur Life

I ’ve been a satisfied DirecTV customer since 2003. I called customer service today because I wanted to cancel my subscription to ESPN Gameday, which is a package of out-of-market college football games. I wanted to cancel because Big Ten games aren’t included in the package. ” Shoot, I was afraid of that. ” Woohoo!

Let the Right Ones In

Clutter Coach

Here’s a tip from Bill Jensen’s book, The Simplicity Survival Handbook (yes, it was published in 2003 (ancient!) by If you know what you’re looking for, it’s easier to find it. You can filter those out. Your mind is set on finding that specific bottle. You’ll read each label. How do you do that? So, relax.

Let the Right Ones In

Clutter Coach

Here’s a tip from Bill Jensen’s book, The Simplicity Survival Handbook (yes, it was published in 2003 (ancient!) by If you know what you’re looking for, it’s easier to find it. You can filter those out. Your mind is set on finding that specific bottle. You’ll read each label. How do you do that? So, relax.

Using Dreamboards

Simple Productivity Blog

I rediscovered it in 2003, only to see that everything in that booklet had been achieved by 2002. It’s also true about our goals.

Are we still going green?

Practically Perfect PA

Pin It. Throughout the early years of the last decade it was imperative that we all made a conscientious effort to ‘go green’.