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.

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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

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August 7th Treasure Your Customers day

Make or Break Moments

Here is a blurb from a blog written in 2005 about Treasuring your Customers written by Kirsten Osolind : August 7 marks “Treasure Your Customers Day.&#

2010 122

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

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

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 139

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

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

Happy 5th Anniversary AllWrite Ink

Make or Break Moments

2010 116

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 182

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 179

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 145

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.… Many people forget that hired lawyers and other professionals often have very interesting pasts. This is definitely true in the case of Anthony Van Johnson. While he is a divorce lawyer now, this was not always true.

How Popular is Coworking and Will the Trend Last?

Small Business CEO

Considering that the coworking movement hit the ground running in 2005 you could argue strongly that this way of working has already become an accepted way of working and operating a small business over that 15-year period and the flexible workspace market is now estimated to be worth in excess of $25bn. 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 46

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 140

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. Unfortunately, it is not easy to do so. Some of today’s successful entrepreneurs are fortunate enough to come from wealthy and influential families.

2020 159

?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 59

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

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 129

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

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? How is it shaping the workplace of tomorrow? STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

2020 162

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 148

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 76

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

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. In this article, I will deliberate upon ways to minimize this gender gap and sexism in the workplace by allowing more female employees to join the workforce. Offer flexible working hours.

2020 147

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

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.

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 175

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

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 161

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 143

Let It Go or Risk Freezing Your Business to Death

Tips From T. Marie

in 2005, its fine as it is.” I started this blog post as a follow up to a prior post on second chances. Funny how some posts end up having a life of their own somehow. As I sat down to share a recent personal experience in my business, it dawned on me that it was pretty certain that I wasn’t the only small business owner who deals with it. Deals with what? Hanging on to things that are no longer working for us or our businesses. Click To Tweet.

2016 104

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 69

Canadians Caught in Time Crunch

Ian's Messy Desk

Among the report’s key findings: The proportion of Canadians experiencing high levels of time crunch grew from 16% in 1992 to 20% in 2005. Teenagers 15-17 who had a meal on a typical day with their parents plunged from 64% in 1992 to 35% in 2005. Time spent on social leisure activities dropped from 15% in 1998 to 12% in 2005. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 100

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

Living With Mom and Dad

Small Business Labs

living at home rose from 14 percent in 2005 to 19 percent in 2011." Salon has a good interview with the author of The Accordion Family - Boomerang Kids, Anxious Parents and the Private Toll of Global Competition.  The book covers the trend towards young adults living with their parents.   This is not a new trend.  The share of Americans living in multi-generational households has been trending up since 1980.

2012 127

The Hidden Advantages Of Using Nofollow Links For Your SEO Strategy

Dumb Little Man

Although Nofollow links have been around since 2005, we have started exploring them only recently. What is the ultimate goal of your marketing strategy? For most companies, it is to increase their brand presence. In digital marketing, it is all about getting in the first few ranks of Google search results. You should push your brand towards popularity to increase your ROI. According to the leading SEO companies, it is all about getting the right kind of links.

2017 144

Seven reasons why your boss should use a chauffeur service

Practically Perfect PA

Total Chauffeur Service is based in London and has been operating since 2005. Ensuring our boss is able to get from A to B without any fuss or stress is a key task for assistants. The fuss and stress shouldn’t be felt or seen by the boss but we can certainly feel it! As we all know keeping our managers on track is at times a logistical nightmare.

2014 199

How to Use Video to Drive Business – to – Business Sales

Andrea Kalli

I have been featured in PRNewsonline, Bulldog Reporter, Lioness Magazine and more and have been supporting businesses with marketing since 2005, and in 2014 dedicated my focus to putting video as the forefront of my services. How to Use Video to Drive Business – to – Business Sales . Business-to-Business Video Marketing. Business-to-business, or B2B buyers today do not contact a supplier directly until 57 percent of the purchase process is complete, research shows.

2017 100

"You Can't Connect the Dots Looking Forward; You Can Only Connect Them Looking Backwards " Steve Jobs

Productive & Organized

This speech was delivered at Stanford University at Commencement in 2005. Back when I was in college all things "geeky" was my focus.    I was studying for two degrees: computer science and human resource management.    Steve Jobs (co-founder of Apple Computer, NeXt and of Pixar Animation Studios) wasn't somebody that I studied in class, but he was someone I admired and studied outside of class then and now. 

2011 163