UK insolvencies at lowest level since 2005

The Small Business Blog

Some great news for anyone thinking about starting their own business now: the number of insolvencies in the first quarter of 2013 have fallen to their lowest level since 2005 according to a study by PriceWaterhouseCoopers. There were 3,285 insolvencies in the first three months of this year, a big drop from the same period… Read the full article here: UK insolvencies at lowest level since 2005 on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

2005 153

The seven beliefs of high performing teams

BioTeams

Beliefs are the fuel which can really energise bioteams. There is one, often neglected area, which a team needs to address as part of a bioteaming strategy if it wants to be exceptionally successful – team member beliefs.

2005 52
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Bioteams Part 4: The Team Organization Zone

BioTeams

T his article was originally published in 2005 by Ken Thompson and Robin Good. This article is the final in a four-part series which describes each of the 4 Bioteams Zones, continuing with t he Organization Zone. Introduction.

2005 52

Bioteams Part 3: The Team Execution Zone

BioTeams

T his article was originally published in 2005 by Ken Thompson and Robin Good. This article is the third in a four-part series which describes each of the 4 Bioteams Zones, continuing with t he Execution Zone.

2005 52

Bioteams Part 1: The Team Leadership Zone

BioTeams

T his article was originally published in July 2005 by Ken Thompson and Robin Good. This article is the first in a four-part series which describes each of the 4 Bioteams Zones, starting with t he Leadership Zone.

2005 52

Bioteams Part 2: The Team Connectivity Zone

BioTeams

T his article was originally published in 2005 by Ken Thompson and Robin Good. This article is the second in a four-part series which describes each of the 4 Bioteams Zones, continuing with the Connectivity Zone.

2005 52

Contract Jobs Dominated Job Growth Since 2005

Small Business Labs

job growth since 2005 has been in contracting gigs  covers a study by two noted academic economists that found all net employment growth in the U.S. economy since 2005 appears to have occurred in alternative work arrangements. in 2005 to 15.8% million in February 2005 to 23.6 The study re-created the 2005 Alternative Work Supplement done by the BLS. Fusion's Harvard economist: All net U.S.

2005 40

When a client's site cries out for help

Loosely Speaking

Then, there were a number of sites created between 2002 and 2005, built on amassed HTML knowledge and reflecting my earliest flirtation with with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), when no one knew if that “new&# approach would catch on or ever be supported by browsers.

2008 100

5 Tools For Entrepreneurs To Boost Productivity

Dumb Little Man

A 2005 study conducted by the International Game Developers’ Association showed that people working more than 8 hours a day tend to become extremely unproductive and tired. For an entrepreneur, 24 hours in a day is just not enough. That is because there is always more things that can be done in a day. This often leads to burnout and a general loss in motivation.

2014 219

Professional Services Business Applications from Freelancers Continued their 2020 Surge in January.

Small Business Labs

As the chart below (click to enlarge) shows, professional services applications from independent workers (in blue) almost tripled over the past 15 years, growing from 140,365 in 2005 to 419,073 in 2020.

2021 67

50 Studies Suggest That Magnesium Deficiency Is Killing Us

Dumb Little Man

And that’s because 68% of American adults consume less magnesium than the recommended daily allowance (RDA), according to a 2005 nationally representative survey. A silent epidemic marches on unchallenged, claiming lives by way of misery or death. Experts estimate that 50% to 80% of Americans are deficient in magnesium - a vital mineral involved in more than 300 enzymatic processes at the cellular level.

2013 219

The Reason Why Hosting Your Podcast on YouTube May Not Be The Best Idea

Small Business CEO

When YouTube was created in 2005 by three former PayPal employees, its goal was simple, to provide fast and shareable access to videos on the internet.

2021 55

Synchronize Your Email Manually (The Productivity Gem nobody talks about)

Dumb Little Man

To better emphasize the issue, consider this study: In 2005, King’s College performed an experimental IQ test between 3 groups. Poor email usage is without a doubt the #1 time killer for white-collar workers. If you get this right you’ll be ahead of 50-90% of the other people dependent on your industry and level of seniority. Group A performed the test with no distractions. Group B did the test, but were distracted by email and phone calls. Group C did the test and smoked weed. Guess what?

2016 147

Hiatus – Updated!

Simple Productivity Blog

Dear Readers, I've been blogging for a really long time - since 2005. Update 05/10/2018: Yes, I am coming back. As part of that I am consolidating both WholeLifeProductivity.com and SimpleProductivityBlog.com into one spot - LauraEarnest.com. Stay tuned! In that time I have pivoted the blog from Palm PDA applications to simple productivity to whole life productivity. But 13 years is a long time in a field that is becoming saturated, and the work needed to capture attention grows daily.

2018 100

Top 10 Amazing College Finance Stats

Small Business Labs

million in 2005. The average student loan balance is $24,301 , up from $15,651 in 2005.  The University's Dilemma , from Strategy + Business, is a fascinating article covering the business model problems and risks faced by America's colleges and universities. The article includes some amazing financial stats. I did some digging and found more.   Here are my top 10 amazing college finance stats: 1.

Is Staples Making it Easy?

Make or Break Moments

I have been buying my office supplies and equipment at Staples since I opened my business in 2005. I love flashing my rewards card and knowing that soon I will receive a check in the mail. In this age when most of the mail is junk or bills, it is nice to know that occasionally you’ll [.]. Perceptions easy button make it easy rewards programs Staples

Happy 5th Anniversary AllWrite Ink

Make or Break Moments

2010 116

How Popular is Coworking and Will the Trend Last?

Small Business CEO

A key question to ask would be how long does coworking have to be around for before it ceases to be a trend and becomes an accepted and mainstream way of working?

2020 60

The Journey For Anthony Van Johnson, Becoming The Highly Respected Lawyer

Small Business CEO

Service to his country ran in his blood as his father was also involved in the military, being a highly decorated combat veteran, buried with full honors in 2005 within the Arlington National Cemetery.…

Look for SPB Over at Assistant Edge

Simple Productivity Blog

Reducing Inboxes in 2005: Part IV – Electronic Input. A little late in coming, due to some technical issues… A site has launched this week called Assistant Edge. It features links to articles from across the web, including SimpleProductivityBlog. If you have time check it out. And if you can’t remember the link, you’ll find it in my sidebar. Enjoy! Thanks for subscribing to the RSS feed for SimpleProductivityBlog.

2010 109

How The Biggest Gamblers Became Rich

Dumb Little Man

Also known outside Australia for founding World Series Cricket, at the time of his death in 2005, Kerry Packer had a net worth of roughly $6.5 Casino culture has a term for non-professional big-time gamblers who spend shocking amounts of money at the tables.

2020 197

5 Top Tech Entrepreneurs You Must Follow

Dumb Little Man

He created the website along with Ohanian in 2005 and sold it for millions in 2006. Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur nowadays. People get motivated by the stories of some of the successful entrepreneurs who have become millionaires with their unique ideas.

2020 218

The GAO Finds Twice as Many Self-Employed as the BLS

Small Business Labs

workforce is contingent, up from 30% in 2005.  According to a recently released report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), 40% of the U.S.   The GAO's definition of contingent covers the broad category of workers who aren't full-time, permanent employees. The GAO includes the following in their definition: Agency temps: (1.3%). On-call workers (people called to work when needed (3.5%). Contract company workers (3.0%).

2015 148

How Students Can Change The World With STEM Education

Dumb Little Man

There was a push for greater emphasis on these fields in 2005. In 2005, when the alarm bells were sounded about STEM education, 51% of patents issued in the United States were owned by foreign companies or individuals. What’s behind the rise of STEM education in schools?

2020 237

Y-Combinator Goes Freelance

Small Business Labs

According to their website, since 2005 over 700 startups have gone through their program and today these firms have a combined market valuation of over $30 billion. Last week was Demo Day for Y-Combinator's summer batch of startups.   For those not familar with Y-Combinator , it's the most successful startup accelerator in the U.S.

2014 145

10 Tips to Use YouTube to Market Your Business

Dumb Little Man

Since its introduction in 2005, YouTube has become an indispensable marketing tool for every business. With more than one billion users, YouTube is definitely not a platform to ignore if you want to grow your business.

2020 196

Migration from Mexico Stalls

Small Business Labs

According to a study from Pew Research , between 2005 and 2010 more people moved from the U.S. to Mexico than the other way around.  The chart below is from Pew.       This reverses a long term trend of large numbers of legal and undocumented Mexicans moving to the U.S. In fact, 30% of all immigrants currently living in the U.S. are from Mexico. Also, 58% of the estimated 11.2 million illegal U.S. immigrants are from Mexico. So what has caused this shift?

2012 135

?How Your Happiness Is Related To Your Health

Dumb Little Man

One study done in 2005 had participants rate their happiness several times over the course of a day. Over the past decade, a whole industry has grown around teaching people the secrets of happiness. You’ve probably seen shelves full of self-help books, each touting to help you find happiness. There are also courses and programs promising the same. All these may make you wonder how happiness and health are really connected.

2018 215

From Man’s Best Friend to Family’s Favorite Child

Small Business Labs

billion in 2018 and a doubling of 2005’s $36 billion." Regular readers know we like Pet Trends here at Small Business Labs. So we had to cover the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's article The Pet Economy Kicks Into Overdrive. The article covers the growth of the pet economy. Key quote: The surge in spending on pets – and explosion of new products, services and unique “experiences” to help quadrupeds and their owners bond more closely – is at an apex, tracking to break U.S.

2019 60

Competitive Industries: How Do You Stand Out?

Small Business CEO

Founded in 2005, Kamran wanted to create a transparent and fair claims company. How can your business stand out in a competitive industry? It can be hard to grab the attention of your audience when there are a lot of companies working in your market, so what exactly can you do to make yours memorable compared to the rest? The claims management market is a competitive one. Kamran Mirshahi is the director of Canary Claims, a leading PPI claims company.

2019 47

10 Ways to Encourage More Women Into Your Workforce

Dumb Little Man

It has grown 140% since 2005. Female participation in the labor market across the globe is declining. According to a World Bank research report , the women’s labor force participation rate is 48.5%, whereas the rate for men is 75% in 2018.

2020 202

7 Inspiring Movies to Watch When You Are Low on Motivation

Dumb Little Man

Coach Carter (2005). We have all had days when we have woken up feeling uninspired and listless. Those are the days when we know we have a long list of tasks to do, but are unable to find the energy to get started. All we want to do is lie in bed and binge eat. At such times, do you know what can help? Watching movies for motivation. Movies have the power to move us in ways we can never imagine. They compel us to think, introspect, and reconsider our perspectives.

2019 157

The Word of the Year 2011

Daily Writing Tips

2005: integrity. 2005: truthiness. 2005: refugee. 2005: podcast. Each year at about this time, the English-language media rolls out various reports announcing the word of the year according to one or more authorities. These pieces imply or overtly suggest that these selections are keywords for our society’s values, beliefs, and obsessions.

2011 79

Flurry of New Studies on the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

We started working with the non-employer data set in 2005 and this led us to our initial point of view that self-employment and what is now called the gig economy (we called this type of work "personal businesses" back then) was bigger and growing much more rapidly   than the official government statistics were showing. Lots of recent studies on the gig economy. So many that one article says you can't swing a cat these days without hitting one.

2016 75

What is CIBIL Score and How to Improve Your CIBIL Score?

Small Business CEO

It is also known as the Credit Bureau and is regulated under the Credit Information Companies Regulation Act, 2005. Does the word CIBIL score ring any bell? Do you know what it is? Or why does it matter to you? Well, read on! CIBIL score refers to 3 numerical digits which signify the credit history effectiveness of an individual. CIBIL stands for Credit Information Bureau (India) Limited who prepares a Credit Information Report (CIR) for every individual.

2018 45

Protecting Your Business from Disasters

Small Business CEO

Along with Hurricane Irma, Harvey, the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2005, is reported to have caused damages worth $200 billion on the local economy. In the past few months, the United States has witnessed a spate of natural disasters. The tiny economy of Puerto Rico has been staring at a $95 billion loss after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island in September this year. These are not isolated incidents.

2005 47

A Step Forward for the Auto Industry – Sustainability through Airless Tires

Eco-Office Gals

Even though the this concept has been around since 2005, it was only in early 2015 that they have been made available to the public consumer. From high levels of carbon emissions to absurd amounts of waste production, the auto industry is often associated with rampant disregard of environmental concerns. While there are many areas in which the industry as a whole would do better to reconsider certain aspects of its processes, a step forward can be seen in the area of tire manufacturing.

2016 109

The Surprising Success Strategy That Will Empower Your Next Steps

Dumb Little Man

I am proud to say that in 2005, I stopped smoking for good. You’ve developed some goals- serious, life-changing goals. You’re feeling pretty bad-ass about the future. When you think about making these things happen, you feel exhilarated and energized. But, perhaps, you are a little intimidated, too. If that is the case, you could read another self-help book and listen to yet another podcast to get motivated.

2017 173

Environmentally Friendly Powered Access Equipment

Eco-Office Gals

With the Work at Heights Regulations (2005) being so strict businesses are now looking at safer alternatives for height risk work based activities. The construction industry has come a long way in recent years with some of best innovations in green technology.

What is Computational Anthropology?

Small Business Labs

Near real-time data is used to measure revenue (receipts) per company, which is compiled into an index starting from 100 in January 2005 for each industry group. MIT Technology Review's The Emerging Science of Computational Anthropology  covers how digital data is creating new opportunities to study human behavior.

2014 147

Day in the life: Catherine Thomas, EA, Public Health Wales

Practically Perfect PA

I joined NHS Wales in 2005 and have been here ever since. What does your career path look like? I left school without a clue as to what I wanted to do when I grew up. Lady Diana had just accepted a proposal from Prince Charles – Lady Diane was a nursery nurse, so I thought that was an excellent career path.

2015 170

Presidential Environmental Track Record and Positions 2012

Eco-Office Gals

But in 2005 Romney abruptly pulled Massachusetts out of the plan, telling reporters that it didn’t protect businesses and consumers from increased energy costs. Dear EarthTalk: Given that the presidential election is just around the corner, what can you tell me about each candidate’s environmental track record and positions? – Jane Miller, Chicago, IL.

2012 143

Academic Studies Show Gig Economy Larger Than Government Data Suggests

Small Business Labs

workforce had declined since 2005.  Several papers related to the gig economy presented last week at the American Economic Association annual meeting caught our eye.    Making Ends Meet: The Role of Informal Work in Supplementing Americans’ Income looked at data from the Federal Reserve Board's Survey of Household Economics and Decision Making (SHED).

2019 71