Top Ten Small Business Trends for 2012

Small Business Labs

  2012 will see more small businesses recognize and take advantage of this key competitive advantage.   This growing ability to network, collaborate and socialize is making independent work more attractive, and 2012 will see the trend towards independent work continue to grow.    2012 is no exception and we expect mobile computing devices (smartphones and tablets) to substantially outsell traditional computers. 

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Solopreneurs Generated $1 Trillion in Revenue in 2012

Small Business Labs

million in 2012. The U.S. Census recently reported that the number of U.S. nonemployer businesses reached 22.7 This is up 1.1%, or 245,000 businesses, from 2011.   These businesses generated $1 trillion in total revenue, up 4.2% from 2011.

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Happy Easter 2012

Eco-Office Gals

Post from: Eco-Office Gals Happy Easter 2012. Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter! Family

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Your Vote Counts! 2012

Eco-Office Gals

Who can vote? Where do I vote? When do I vote? What is the history behind voting in the US? These are questions we hope every American knows the day before the big day, but I don’t want to assume anything.

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New Year's Wishes for 2012

Business Writing

People from around the world have been writing to me in search of the correct wording for new year's messages to their English-speaking friends and associates. To help them, I have composed these brief messages as models. I hope you. Courteous Writing Email Global Communication How to Write

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2012: My Year in Review

Productivityist

Productivityist.com by Mike Vardy Start Here Archives Store Contact 2012: My Year in Review Posted on 12/30/2012 // Leave a Comment Last year I offered up a year in review post , and i’m doing it again this year. I did indeed accomplish this goal, and delivered two books in 2012 – (PRE)PRODUCTIVITYIST: the book and the recently-released The Front Nine: How to Start the Year You Want Anytime You Want. I got better with this in 2012, but I can do much better in 2013 and beyond.

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Top 5 Tips for Starting a New Business in 2012

The Small Business Blog

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Don’t be afraid to seek out a mentor to help and guide you. Starting a business is a daunting prospect for many of us. You will need to conduct extensive research – but…

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2012:The Year Enterprise Rocks

The Small Business Blog

Making it Better and Fairer It will be a rocking good start to 2012. The UK Enterprise Rockers movement is inviting journalists to kick off 2012 by covering the launch of our #MicroBizMatters campaign. The Enterprise Rockers, all micro business owners, have chosen Scarborough to host the media launch event at noon on January 9th …

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Planning for 2013: Looking Back to 2012

Simple Productivity Blog

It was only by recognizing that I struggled with many things that I found the space to adjust my plans so that I was able to relax and recover (to a certain extent) in 2012. In 2012 I found that I have the strength to walk away from the things that are sucking my soul dry. There was also the pages where I got to write down everything I was grateful for in 2012. In the end, although 2012 was not without significant challenges, I found that I accomplished many things.

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Season’s Greetings 2012

The Small Business Blog

To All Our Readers, Followers & Friends May the magic of Christmas Bring wealth and prosperity to your home like a Christmas that brings merry and fun to the season Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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Presidential Environmental Track Record and Positions 2012

Eco-Office Gals

Post from: Eco-Office Gals Presidential Environmental Track Record and Positions 2012. 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.

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Euromonitor's Top 10 Consumer Trends for 2012

Small Business Labs

I guess Euromonitor decided better late than never and just released their Top 10 Consumer Trends for 2012.  Their top 10 are: City Living Reigns  Consumer Vigilantes Speak up! DIY Life. Emerging Market Shoppers. Green Thrift. Reality Culture and Consumers. Smartphone Universe. Tech Lifestyles Vs. Slow Living and the Best of Both. Youth - Future Imperfect. Weight as a Hot Topic. I find several of these really interesting.

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The Most Overused Words of 2012

Daily Writing Tips

Original Post: The Most Overused Words of 2012.

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The Job Woes of the Class of 2012

Small Business Labs

Today's New York Times has an editorial on the job woes of the class of 2012. It's covers much of the same ground we did in yesterday's post  on Gen Y and Seniors turning to independent work.  Key quote from the editorial: " underemployment for young college graduates, which includes the jobless plus involuntary part-timers and those who have given up an active job search, has averaged 19.1 percent. That is nearly twice the prerecession levels."

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

The Solopreneur Life

S olopreneurs are optimistic about 2012, even as they face challenges with cash flow, time management, marketing, and other aspects of their solo businesses. Solopreneurs have high hopes for 2012; 53 percent of those surveyed said they expect a revenue increase of 20 percent or more in 2012. Revenue Expectations for 2012. Online Tools You Will Use More of in 2012. Offline Tools You Will Use More of in 2012.

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2012 – The Aftermath

Brilliantly Better

I know I already sketched the most important things I did in 2012, but, following the tradition on this post I’ll do an aftermath too. Technically, this post is written in the last hours of 2012, but I decided to publish it in the very first hour of 2013, for beauty reasons. Blogging Business Personal Development 2012 aftermathIt just looks [.].

2012 Is a Time for Success!

Office Dynamics

Decide that 2012 will be your year for success and prepare for it to happen. As this years winds down to a close I wanted to share some thoughts with you. Did you know that opportunity comes to everyone? People often handle life as they do bad weather. They while away the time waiting for it to stop. Opportunity knocks all the time, but you have to be ready for it. When your chance comes, you must have the equipment to take advantage of it.

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I Invite You to Make 2012 Different - Take a stand and say YES with me.

Productive & Organized

    Starting January 18, 2012 and running through February 29, 2012 You can Fire Up Your Business! LET'S FIRE IT UP IN 2012!  Warning - this message may be a bit more harsh than you are used to reading from me.    Read it anyway! If you are like most business owners, you created your business because you wanted to live on your own terms and you knew that you have something amazing to offer. But, have you realized that dream?

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30 Things I Did In 2012

Brilliantly Better

Blogging Personal Development 2012 lifeAlthough, technically, we still have 2 more weeks until the end of the year, I decided to publish this blog post right now. I know many things can (and, according to my schedule, will) happen in the next two weeks, but I needed a time and place for this blog post. It’s a recap. A [.].

Americans Donated $370 Billion to Non-Profits in 2012

Small Business Labs

According to the Atlas of Giving they donated $370 billion to charities of various types in 2012.  Key quote from the CEO of Atlas of Giving in a Barron's article : "The philanthropic sector’s 2012 growth of 6.7% Americans are a generous people.

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Top 5 Tips for London 2012

The Small Business Blog

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. The London Olympics are expected to cause travel chaos for small businesses and the general public this Summer. Make sure that all your vital journeys are well planned in advance and that…

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Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

Pin It. As we all know writing minutes is a basic skill for assistants and we have probably written more over the years than Stephen King has writing novels.

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Social CRM: An Idea Whose Time has Come?

Customers Rock!

Social Media CRM, or Social CRM, is getting a lot of air time these days. But where does it fit? Today’s post is by Laurie Shook. Laurie is a technology marketer creating solutions that help people communicate and collaborate more effectively.

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The Word of the Year for 2012

Daily Writing Tips

Merriam-Webster’s 2012 Word of the Year is a toss-up between capitalism and socialism , reflecting the controversy and debates about universal health care and discussion about the comparative government systems in the United States and in much of Europe.

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Customer-Obsessed Service

Customers Rock!

Social media has pushed customer service to the forefront for many organizations. Responses are often faster in social media than they are in traditional service channels, since social media makes everything extremely visible.

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15 Grammar Goofs that make you look silly

ProAssisting Blog

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The Lost Art of Encouragement

Dumb Little Man

We've all heard of American literary great Walt Whitman. But did you know that Whitman struggled through years of obscurity to get anyone interested in his poetry? One day, in the midst of crippling discouragement, Whitman received a life-changing letter from an admirer of his work.

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7 Life Changing Quotes from Will Smith

Dumb Little Man

Willard Christopher Smith, Jr. is one of the most successful actors alive today. He has enjoyed success in music, television and film. He has been called the most powerful actor on the planet.

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7 Gratitude Secrets Every Pessimist Should Know

Dumb Little Man

If there was ever a time in history to be a pessimist, it’s today. The economy is terrible, gas prices are insane, and natural disasters seem to be increasing exponentially every year.

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Stop procrastinating! How to Overcoming and Avoid Procrastination - 30 Tips

Productive & Organized

Procrastination is the #1 reason business owners find that their business stalls.

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13 Ways to De-Stress, Lighten the Load and Feel Like Yourself Again

Dumb Little Man

Are you feeling tired, frustrated, overloaded and overwhelmed? Are you easily stressed out and irritated by the little things ? If any demands are placed on you, does it all feel like too much, and do you just end up snapping at someone?

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Time to Kill Your Mental Boundaries

Dumb Little Man

What do you believe about yourself? It is remarkably easy to become convinced of your limitations. Frequently, people discuss what they would love to have or do but “can’t” for one reason or another.

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Six Thought-Provoking Quotes from Albert Einstein

Dumb Little Man

Do you want to live a more enjoyable and creative life? One great way to get inspired is by reflecting on words of wisdom from the past. Words that have stood the test of time and been a powerful motivator for generations of people.

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8 Lies You’ve Been Told About Following Your Passion

Dumb Little Man

Are you doing what you truly want to do? Are you following your passion to the best of your ability? If you’re reading this post, the answer is most likely no. Time and time again, I see people who can follow their passion, but they don’t, because they hold themselves back.

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Lithium’s Customer Heroes

Customers Rock!

Photo credit: Top, Becky Carroll; Bottom -Lithium Technologies video from LiNC 2012 , Paul Gilliham).

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Five Lies Personal Development Gurus Like to Tell

Dumb Little Man

Personal development gurus tell some impressive lies in order to sell their products. That’s right. These convenient little falsehoods are effective motivators because they play on primal human needs and emotions.

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22 Secrets to Discovering Your Dream and Living It

Dumb Little Man

One of the most important rules of happiness in life is to do what you love. But discovering that dream job and what you are meant to do in life isn't always so easy.

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How to Deal with Difficult People and Have Constructive Conflict

Dumb Little Man

Life and relationships aren't always perfect. Take a minute to think of some difficult people you have to deal with in your life? These may be people you work with, the in-laws that come to town throughout the year, or your neighbor who can’t seem to take a hint.

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Beauty Trends for 2012

Small Business Labs

" 5 Beauty Trends , from the same issue, covers the 5 key product categories expected to be important in 2012.  We like following industry specific trend sources.    It gives a different perspective on general trends likely to impact small business.    Because of this, we were quite excited by this month's trends articles in Beauty Store Business Magazine. The beauty store industry is quite big.    According to the U.S.

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Six Powerful and Wise Quotes from Theodore Roosevelt

Dumb Little Man

Do you ever find yourself wondering how to achieve success , how best to live your life , and how to make progress towards your goals? Sure, we all do. But let's not over-think the source of the solution. You don’t need to seek answers from the latest self-help books or seminars.

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