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.

2013 21

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%

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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.

2016 112

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.

2014 116

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.

Honored “Best Book” In Best of The Best Office Products and Services

Office Dynamics

Launched in the UK in 2000, DeskDemon acquired AdminProf.com (the largest web site for office professionals in the USA) in Feb 2005, making it the largest global web site for this group of the work force.

2014 117

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 28

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.

2012 40

Happy 5th Anniversary AllWrite Ink

Make or Break Moments

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.

How to Have a Career Like Peter Drucker

On The Job

Drucker was never one to just focus on his current or past achievements, and that served him well as he was considered relevant up until he died at age 95 in 2005.

2014 28

Google+, Is it Worth the Effort?

Tips From T. Marie

In fact in 2005 the following was written on TechCrunch about the new social network Facebook: To become a college member of facebook you must have a.edu college/university email address. Google+ vs Facebook?

2012 50

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.

2015 64

I feel like I’m Wonder Woman! [Appreciation Letter]

Office Dynamics

One of the first books I purchased of Joan’s was “Become an Inner Circle Assistant” published in 2005. Jasmine –.

5 Women Entrepreneurs Who Failed Before Becoming Millionaires

Dumb Little Man

In 2005, Arianna founded the Huffington Post with Kenneth Lerer, assuming the role of editor-in-chief. Did you know that most of the successful women entrepreneurs today suffered dismal failures before? Not all people see failures as a turning point.

2016 115

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 19

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!

2014 85

"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. 

2011 53

Do women talk too much?

On The Job

Brescoll looked at the 2005 and 2007 sessions, analyzing gender, amount of time spoken (using C-Span and the Congressional Record) and then assigned a “power score” to each person.

2012 21

Song Lyrics and Standard English

Daily Writing Tips

According to a story in the NY Times , researchers from the University of Pittsburg studied the 279 most popular songs from 2005 looking for references to drugs and alcohol.

2014 30

Words for Extreme Weather Events

Daily Writing Tips

Some eighty names have, because of the catastrophic severity of the event, been retired from the list, an average of more than one a year; in 2005, Hurricane Katrina was only one of five storms whose names were retired because of the especially devastating nature of the storm.

2016 19

Aught vs. Naught

Daily Writing Tips

Aught and naught both mean “nothing.” Ought they to be antonyms rather than synonyms? Actually, aught means “something” or “anything”; it’s from the Old English word awiht , meaning “ever a thing.” (The

2016 14

The Bioteaming Manifesto: 6 years old!

BioTeams

This week marks the 6th anniversary of the publication in April 2005 of The Bioteaming Manifesto by ChangeThis.

2011 17

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 31

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 23

‘Social listening’ can help businesses become more effective

Service Untitled

Possibly Related Posts: How to survive customer service blunders in the world of social media I heard the term “social vampire” in 2005 when it.

2013 28

How to Punctuate References to Dates and Times

Daily Writing Tips

The same form is correct for referring to a holiday during a certain year: “I haven’t seen her since Christmas 2005.” Where do the commas go in references to days, months, years, and time of day? Take some time to note these punctuation rules: No comma is needed between a month and a year: “The meeting was held in August 2011.” However, set the year off from the month and day: “She attended the August 31, 2011, meeting.”.

2011 18

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.

2012 33

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.

2014 18

Can personal customer service survive in a digital world?

Service Untitled

Possibly Related Posts: How to survive customer service blunders in the world of social media I heard the term “social vampire” in 2005 when it.

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.

7 Terms with the Root “-Vore”

Daily Writing Tips

The term was coined in 2005 by a group of San Franciscans who launched the website Locavore.com to spread the word about the conservationist concept of striving to restrict one’s diet to foods and ingredients produced locally. Are you a locavore? Probably not — it’s still a fringe movement — but you should know what it means, even if you do not consider yourself a member of the class. A discussion of locavore and six related words follows: 1. Locavore.

2012 20

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.

2017 11

Beautyism and Friends

Daily Writing Tips

Jawahar and Mattsson (2005) investigated sexism and beautyism effects in employment processes using experimental research.

Feeling Stressed at Work? Is it you? Is it them?

Office Dynamics

In 2005, there was 50% more paper and filing in offices than there was in 1995. Please enjoy this guest blog post from Alita Marlowe, an efficiency expert! By Alita Marlowe. What is the financial and psychological cost of losing things? Part 1. It is 1:00. You have just returned from an abbreviated lunch ‘hour’. Your boss meets you at your desk before you have even had a chance to put your purse down and go brush your teeth.

2009 56

15 Top Writing Guides for Novelists

Daily Writing Tips

The exercises in Brian Kitely’s therapeutic 2005 book are designed to help writers overcome emotional obstacles to productivity and get out of writing ruts. There comes a time when you have to put down other people’s books and start writing your own. But if you don’t feel you’ve gotten to that point yet, or you’d just like a shot in the arm (or a more definitive blow to another part of your anatomy), explore these excellent writing workshops in print: 1.

2011 31

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.

2016 11

Boiling Water, Or Being Aware of Stress

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2010 28

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.

Getting what you pay for: How Amazon’s membership fee retains customer loyalty

Service Untitled

Now Amazon has never raised the price of their premier rewards incentives since its conception in 2005, and the “thinkers” threatened members with a $40 increase, and then magnanimously acquiesced to only a $20 increase.