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.

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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%

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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 159

Happy 5th Anniversary AllWrite Ink

Make or Break Moments

2010 116

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.

2014 284

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.

2013 285

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

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 171

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!

2018 56

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.

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.

2017 59

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 190

?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.

2018 252

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

CEO Says It's Important to Be Paranoid

On The Job

At the helm of Kronos is Aron Ain, the CEO of the $1 billion enterprise that has tripled its profitability since 2005 and has 20 million to 35 million users every day. It has moved from zero cloud customers in 2005 to some 16,000 customers in 2015. Ever heard of Kronites?

2016 130

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 169

7 Killer Ways to Connect with your Audience During a Speech

Dumb Little Man

A classic example of this is the brilliant Stanford commencement address Steve Jobs gave in 2005. It’s probably your worst nightmare. You’re giving a speech, and you start to stumble. You mix up a few of your words, lose your train of thought, and then you can’t seem to get back on track.

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Independent Workers Have Higher Satisfaction Levels than Traditional Job Holders

Small Business Labs

Workers Report Highest Job Satisfaction Since 2005 on the higher earning job holders: “These are higher-skilled workers, managers, and they tend to have more control over their day-to-day work activities,” said Rebecca Ray, leader of The Conference Board’s human capital practice.

2018 141

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 186

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 130

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 141

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 221

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.

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?

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Vanity Fair Covers the Contingent Worker Supplement to the Current Population Survey

Small Business Labs

It was last done in 2005 and stopped in large part due to a lack of interest in the results - even by labor economists. Vanity Fair's The Obama Administration Is Finally Getting Serious About the On-Demand Economy covers the plan by the Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to run the contingent worker supplement as part of the May 2017 current population survey.    In the forecasting world, we call this a signal.

2016 100

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 139

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 186

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 160

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 134

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.

2010 130

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 263

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 72

"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 212

Basis of Estimating Software Development

Small Business CEO

Estimating Software-Intensive Systems: Projects, Products, and Processes , Richard Stutzke, Addison-Wesley, 2005. The estimating of software development is both straightforward and complex. When it is suggested that estimating is hard, of no value, and unnecessary, always ask what principle is used to support that claim? Don't hear one? Then it's likely just a personal anecdote made without any principles. .

2017 59

Green Gift Giving: Soda Stream Review & Giveaway!

Eco-Office Gals

million tons of greenhouse gas emissions were produced in the process of replacing the 134 billion bottles and cans not recycled in 2005. The Sodastream products had struck my fancy for a few holiday seasons.

Gifts 266

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 –.

2016 148

Customer Service Blogs to check out

Make or Break Moments

By Becky Carroll CustServ By Meikah Delid Maximum Customer Experience By Kelly Erickson People2People Service By Maria Palma QA QnA By Tom Vander Well Return Customer By Joe Rawlinson (Joe and I both started customer service blogs in April 2005.)

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 122

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 178

AZVAs the Podcast Episode 8: Publishing Industry Opportunities

Loosely Speaking

Her second book Smart Women Publish was published in 2005. October 2010 Podcast Program Notes. This episode of AZVAs the Podcast is sponsored by Jan B. Scroll down to read more about Jan.

2010 151

4 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Finding Remote Work

On The Job

Census data show that more employers are letting workers set up home offices to get work done with 61 percent more workers considering home their primary workplace in 2009 compared with 2005. Many people think they want to work from home until they do it.

2011 238

Contest: Win 1 of 3 Licenses for Swift To-do List

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