Survey: Solopreneurs Optimistic About 2011

The Solopreneur Life

S olopreneurs are extremely optimistic about 2011, even as they struggle with cash flow, time management, marketing, and other aspects of running their businesses. Solopreneur optimism for 2011 is remarkable: 49.6% What are your revenue expectations for 2011, compared to 2010? Other questions in the survey include: • What was your personal income (salary plus profit) from your business in 2010? In 2011, for what functions do you expect to hire an outside vendor? •

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Salary Negotiation for the Focused Professional

Office Dynamics

One of my favorite career experts, Alexia Vernon, shares some tips on negotiation for the salary you deserve on New Day Northwest. Stat: 20% of American career women will never negotiate for more money in their careers. I hope you enjoy the tips she shares – good for not only women but men too! Alexia is also a fellow Vegas Young Professional and past Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence speaker.

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Session 6 - Thursday, Sept 29, 2011

Office Dynamics

So, they decided to look at compensation levels, salary standards and the exempt versus non-exempt status employee tracks. Stir Up the Profession: Trailblazing the Path Forward. Tonya Roth). Tonya gave a heart-warming presentation about how everyone should be included, everyone should be valued. Everyone should work at their peak performance.

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2011 Survey Results: Solopreneurs Are Optimistic About 2012, Despite Challenges

The Solopreneur Life

Those are among the findings in The Second-Annual Solopreneur Life 2011 End-of-Year Survey. Nearly 70 percent of those surveyed said they took $40,000 or less out of their businesses in salary and profit in 2011. More than half of solopreneurs said their quality of life improved in 2011. In the 2011 survey, 67.5 In the 2011 survey, 15.6 In the 2011 survey, 84.4 In the 2011 survey, 72.8 In the 2011 survey, 89.6 salary and profit).

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How to Deal With a Job You Hate

Dumb Little Man

Here are a few ideas to get you started: My office has air-conditioning I get on well with Sue who sits at the desk next to mine I have health insurance My salary means I can afford the things I need We always have cake or cookies on Fridays Simply focusing on the positive will help you feel better about your job. Do you dread Monday mornings? It’d be great if we all had creative, fulfilling jobs with fantastic bosses and brilliant colleagues.

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Happy Now, Happy Next Year: Balancing Short-Term and Long-Term Happiness

Dumb Little Man

There’s no point working a 60 hour week and making yourself thoroughly miserable in the belief that things will be perfect as soon as you’re making a six figure salary. How happy are you? Happiness is becoming a huge area in psychological research and even in government policy, with the UK government exploring a “happiness index”. It’s tough, though, to define exactly what happiness is, and what makes us happy.

2011 218

What Frugality REALLY Means: It's Not About Being Cheap

Dumb Little Man

That's what frugality can bring you – even if you're on a pretty low salary. Frugality. It's not exactly an alluring word, is it? Most of us worry that being frugal means living a bleak, depressing life, missing out on "normal" society. The truth is, frugality simply means applying a bit of thought to how you spend your money. It's not about being cheap or miserly; it's about taking control.

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Have you heard the news… Suzanne Evans is hiring!

Office Organization Success

If you think you might be right — please note: 1) THESE ARE NOT CONSULTANT ROLES — these are full time salaried positions. That’s right! Suzanne is looking to add new members to her team. When you get bigger. You better get better. And now Suzanne is on the verge of launching and announcing some amazing new stuff and is looking for — YOU! A big expansion is taking place and she is looking to fill four new positions… yes you heard correctly!

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Survey: 51% of Solopreneurs Made Less Than $20,000 in 2010

The Solopreneur Life

The second question is “What was your personal income (salary plus profit) from your business in 2010?&#. of the survey respondents believe their 2011 revenue will increase by 20% or more, compared to 2010. Related posts: Survey: Solopreneurs Optimistic About 2011. B elow are the results from two questions in The Soloprenur Life 2010 End-of-Year Survey. The first question is “How old is your business?&#

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10 Reasons to Work for a Non-Profit Organization

Ian's Messy Desk

Generally, working at a non-profit will not involve high salaries, but there is something deeper at stake. If you’ve been reading posts at Ian’s Messy Desk for any length of time —or if you’ve read my About page— you will know I work for a non-profit organization. In a few weeks, I will be celebrating 15 years in this position. I do mean celebrating. This is the most rewarding job I have held in my career. There a lots of good reasons to work for a non-profit.

2011 164

Are You Covering All Expense Bases?

Step It Up VA Coaching

Any money you spend to run or grow your business must be paid for somehow, and not necessarily out of your own salary. by Donna Toothaker. As entrepreneurs/business owners, we take great care in setting rates, creating packages and tracking the hours we and our teams put in; but are our rates really paying for our expenses? Take a good look at where you spend your money. Are you covering all your bases?

5 Reasons Being Self Employed Sucks

Productivity Bits

In other words, full-time employees are granted about a month of salary for doing absolutely nothing. T here is a temptation at times to lionize the self-employed for taking control of their occupational future. The self-employed make their own hours and have the freedom to work hard or hardly work. However, while the idea of being your own boss is nice, the uncertainty and financial constraints of being self-employed can be a harsh reality. In fact, it might even suck.

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How to Be Persuasive in the Workplace

Eat Your Career

You may also want to take research that shows the appropriate salary range for a person in your field with your experience. Recently, while hosting a free group coaching call , I had a few questions from professionals who wanted assistance in the art of persuasion. Whether you’re looking to convince your boss that you need some additional training or you’re hoping to show an interviewer that you’re the best candidate for a job, persuasion is an essential tool for professional success.

2011 143

Farmshoring Knowledge Work

Small Business Labs

The salaries for new, partner-track legal associates skyrocketed in the decade preceding the Great Recession.    According to the other recent NY Times article on this topic : From 1997 to 2007, the median starting salary at the nation’s largest firms doubled, to $160,000 a year plus bonus, from $80,000, according to the Association for Legal Career Professionals.

2011 118

4 Ways to Get a Bigger Paycheck

45 Things

Grimm says part of the problem with the continuing wage gap is that women often don't receive the same starting salaries as their male colleagues at the beginning of their careers because they aren't as likely to negotiate for more money. I tell them to get the job then talk about salary again in a year," he says. Many employers will believe you are threatening to leave if you don't get the salary you request even though that may be the furthest thought from your mind.

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A Recruiter Makes Predictions About the Job Market

45 Things

Some other advice and predictions from Romaine: • Salaries won't recover soon. Some companies cut salaries 10% or more when the recession hit, and with salary increases averaging less than 2%, Romaine says don't count on starting a new job with a big pay jump over your previous position unless you're in high demand like workers in IT. how can i get a raise pay salary recruiters career advice relocation job market Anita Bruzzese

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Productivity and Office Overtime

Simple Productivity Blog

Salaried employees do not have that luxury of a visible burn rate. Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivityBlog. But I’m taking a detour today. A co-worker was recently complaining to me about how he was staying late every night. He explained to me he was doing it because another coworker was staying late, and he felt he had to stay to support her. He confided he didn’t come in every weekend as she was wont to do, though.

2011 166

5 Things You Should Know About a Company Before You Accept Their Offer

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Productivity Bits. With room for advancement comes salary increases. How does the company handle salary increases? Visit the original article at [link]. Guest Post. Y ou’ve just received a phone call offering you a job. After the initial euphoria wears off – after all, you were chosen from a select few for a very competitive position – you realize you have some serious thinking to do before you actually accept the job.

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7 Things to Do Before Asking for a Raise in Writing

Productivity Bits

You want to show your boss that you have done your research and you know what is given as a salary. A re you getting ready to ask for a pay raise? It is an intimidating thing to do?no no matter who you are. You might think that you completely deserve your raise?but but you still might feel very intimidated when it comes to asking for a raise. If you have talked to your boss about a raise and you want to follow-up with them, here are 7 tips to writing a letter to ask to get a raise.

2011 135

Know Your Business Inside Out

The Small Business Blog

Planning for the future is essential and you will need to make sure that you can afford the salaries of anyone you hire. As a small business owner in control of a successful business, it can be tempting to simply sit back and allow it to almost run itself. The problem with this approach is that it causes you to become detached from the business and too far removed to put things right when they start to go wrong.

2011 148

Open Loops 7/26/2011: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

If you have the choice, would you rather be hourly or salaried? From Get Rich Slowly’s “Hourly vs. Salary: Which is Better?&#. Tuesdays are open loop days at SimpleProductivity blog. My choice is hourly. Here is a good article on why you should do the math. This is very true for most of us: Why is it so hard to be ourselves? I have a friend who is picking up and moving to the other coast because he finds he can’t be himself here.

2011 122

Should I stay or should I go?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Other things you need to evaluate as well is the salary, career advancement, company benefits, etc., You know it's time to move on from your present job when you see these things happening: Lack of interest The challenge has gone out of the job and things are becoming routine and mundane. Lack of trust You notice that you are not getting the same respect as before and things you do are being questioned more often.

2011 116

How To Pick The Right Office Furniture And Why It Really Matters

Small Business CEO

Thomas Wright, Leadership Chair in Business Administration at Kansas State University, found that “in a sample of management personnel with average salaries in the $65,000 range, being psychologically distressed could cost the organization roughly $75 a week per person in lost productivity.” As a small business CEO, there is a ton to think about – finances, hiring, marketing, social media, branding, partnerships.

2011 77

5 Tips About Freelance Work

Daily Writing Tips

Or you can work for a part-time salary and be self-employed, too.). Self-employment is not for everyone, but many publishing professionals thrive, or at least survive, in a freelance capacity. Before you decide whether to join them, however, keep these factors in mind: You probably won’t get rich from freelance writing or editing, but the qualitative rewards are manifest. Self-employed editorial professionals are hereby excused from useless, time-wasting, poorly run meetings.

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4 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Finding Remote Work

45 Things

Salaries sometimes run 10 percent to 20 percent less than working on site. Many people think they want to work from home until they do it. Then, they get tired of the isolation, the constant need to do housework or watch "Teen Mom" when they should be working. It's not for everyone, but if you can find a way to stay focused, it might be a way to forge a new career path.

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Get your hands on this Free ebook: Freedom, Money and Time…

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

And if you’re doing something you hate for a living, it doesn’t matter how big your salary is, or how much holiday you get. There's been a lot of talk here lately about the significance of art, business, money and entrepreneurs. I'm no expert on the subject of art itself, though I do consider myself a creative entrepreneur of sorts. Just a few days ago I was emailing my friend Mark McGuinness, getting an expert opinion on why art is important.

2011 50

3 Ideas For Ensuring Employee Loyalty

Small Business CEO

Was it really just because of the salary? Let’s face it, other businesses (other companies who want to “pirate&# your star employee) can offer more competitive salaries to the best employees out there. It’s not just the basic salary that your employees are after. According to a recent MetLife study, while small businesses are quite optimistic with the general economy employee retention may be the next hurdle to overcome.

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The Secret to More Freedom, Time and Money – Want It?

Men With Pens

And if you’re doing something you hate for a living, it doesn’t matter how big your salary is or how much holiday you get. When you own your own business, it’s great. It’s freedom. You get to do what you want, when you want to do it. You pick your hours, your clients, and your projects. Awesome. There’s nothing more liberating than that. Actually, it’s not that liberating. Making it in business isn’t easy.

2011 50

How to Turn a Part-Time Job Into a Full-Time Gig

45 Things

Don't just consider the salary," Lauby says. I think lot of the career "snobbiness" from the last decade is about gone. It used to be that taking a job at McDonald's was something to be joked about. Now, you see former investment bankers and college graduates vying to get a job at McDonalds or anywhere else that can help them earn a paycheck and put food on the table. I've always respected the worker bees of this world, no matter what they do.

2011 67

Should You Work With a Spouse?

45 Things

Look at items such as setting salaries, hiring and firing employees, managing workers and tasks, getting insurance, marketing your skills and even planning the work space. I've never watched "Sister Wives" before, but caught an episode last night where all the wives quit their jobs and moved from Utah to Las Vegas, Nev. with their husband. As I understand it, they want to launch a family business together, although they have no idea what that will be.

2011 60

Content Quality and Quantity Are the Cause of Wikipedia’s Woes

Daily Writing Tips

As the result of a rigorous review process that, partly because only the editor in chief, Larry Sanger, was salaried, proceeded at a glacial pace. Recent coverage of Wikipedia has pointed out that the collaborative online encyclopedia is in trouble. What’s up? It’s all about production. When Wikipedia was launched in 2001, it attracted many people who found the idea of a user-generated Web resource akin to The Encyclopedia Britannica highly appealing.

2011 58

I’m telling my friends about the bad customer service

Service Untitled

One size does not fit all in the people pleasing category, but all too often customer service jobs start out as entry-level positions with entry-level salaries. How many of us really take the time to sit down and Google all of the information we need to make a formal complaint when a business treats us poorly?

5 tips for Being a Freelance Worker

45 Things

When employers hire a temp for a full-time position, they often offer a higher salary than if making an outside hire. I often get asked how to become a freelance writer and editor, because a lot of people are intrigued at the thought of working from home in their pajamas and having time to just do what they want every day. I always quickly set them straight: The freelance business is tough, and working in your pajamas every day starts to make you feel like a mental-ward patient.

2011 54

Why spouses destroy businesses (and how you can avoid this)

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Cushion relationships Got a partner with a comfortable salary? Who will be more successful, in your opinion: The newbie entrepreneur with a lawyer wife on a six figure salary. I’ve seen pillar relationships where the entrepreneur was only “allowed” to go full time on their own business if they could guarantee a salary that matched their old job. I talk about the extreme difficulty of achieving both wealth, freedom and sanity. It’s the trifecta of entrepreneurial success.

2011 76

The Rise of High-End Personal Services

Small Business Labs

According to the New York Times , high-end nannies in New York City are garnering salary and benefit packages that take their total compensation to well over $200,000 per year. millionaires (those with a net worth more than $1 million excluding their primary residence) grew for the 3rd year in a row in 2011 to 8.6

2012 143

Customer satisfaction getting worse among large retailers

Service Untitled

This cuts down on the overhead; no more expensive medical or life insurance coverage required, pensions, paid holidays or high salaries. Once morale is corrupted by notices of lay-offs and salary cuts, “cheap becomes expensive.&#. The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) shows customer satisfaction dropping to a level on par with the recession of 2008.

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Customer satisfaction getting worse among large retailers

Service Untitled

This cuts down on the overhead; no more expensive medical or life insurance coverage required, pensions, paid holidays or high salaries. Once morale is corrupted by notices of lay-offs and salary cuts, “cheap becomes expensive.&#. The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) shows customer satisfaction dropping to a level on par with the recession of 2008.

2011 40

Reduce Your Work Week, Part One

Simple Productivity Blog

Bureau of Labor Statistics , in 2011 the average employed person worked 8.8 If you need further proof, let’s engage in a bit of math: If you are a worker with a salary of $50,000 and supposed to work 40 hours per week, your equivalent hourly wage is (50,000/52 weeks per year/40 hours per week) = $24.04 Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. How much time do you spend at work? If you are in the majority of people, more than you would like.

2013 170

Corporate Layoffs Make Independent Work Look More Secure

Small Business Labs

The maker of household products such as Huggies and Kleenex paid its employees above-market salaries and avoided layoffs. That’s This is up from only 33% reporting independent work being more secure in 2011. Only 24% reported independent work being less secure, down from 29% in 2011. Cisco announced last week it's laying off 5500 employees. This is about 7% of their workforce. Cisco  Cisco also reported quarterly earnings of $2.8 billion on sales of $12.64

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Thoughts On Finding A New Job

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. It all comes down to the overall compensation package – On top of the Salary, the employee must take into consideration the Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Profit-Sharing, Stock Options, and other benefits. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. Seneca.

2010 162

Look Back To Look Forward With Productive Eye

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Have you taken the necessary steps to ask for a salary increase? Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. We’re approaching the end of the year. We’re at a point where our hindsight is at its best. What we’ve accomplished this year? Have we accomplished all our goals? What we’ve fallen short of?

2010 145

The Structural Shift to a Contingent Workforce

Small Business Labs

Compare the capabilities and vested interest of salaried employees versus contracted professionals. Small Business Labs Tracking and Forecasting the Trends Impacting the Future of Small Business Welcome to Small Business Labs Small Business Labs, from Emergent Research , covers the key social, technology and business trends impacting small business.

2010 170

Use a Dash for Number Ranges

Daily Writing Tips

A range of monetary amounts — and any other amounts — is also represented this way, as in “Salary range: $75,000–$80,000.” These are not, technically, ranges, because nothing exists between them, as in the case of “2009–2012,” in which that time span includes 2010 and 2011 as well, and of “chapters 1–10,” which also includes every page between 1 and 10. Which symbol should be used with numbers: a hyphen (-), or an en dash (–)?

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