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WordPress Plugin Analysis & Facelift.

Eco-Office Gals

Post from: Eco-Office Gals WordPress Plugin Analysis & Facelift. WordPress is a wonderful platform, back in it’s early onset I knew this was going to be the medium I wanted to work with at Eco-Office Gals.

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Analysis: Honesty Can Backfire in a Performance Review

On The Job

In a recent analysis by Ivan Marinovic of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, it was found that honest appraisals actually boost costs and cut profits because they increase the chances of erratic efforts that people put into their jobs. When can telling the truth be counter-productive?

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Analysis of the Cloud Computing Market: Trends in 2015

Small Business CEO

According to Business Insider, the price war on cloud computing rages on. Described as “the race to zero” by some tech experts, the competition seems fierce in the coming year and the market continues to be a vicious battle ground for cloud service providers.

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Using Satellite Imagery for Investment Analysis

Small Business Labs

But they've expanded their product line to include investment analysis.    According to their analysis traffic fell in both August and September, so October showed a positive turn around (and yes, the pun was intentional if not good).  DigitalGlobe is a fascinating company.    According to their website: DigitalGlobe owns and operates the most agile and sophisticated constellation of high-resolution commercial earth imaging satellites.

Instant Customer Data Analysis using Excel: worked example

BioTeams

In this article I will share with you a simple 7-step plan based on a fully worked example of Customer Data Analysis using Excel. Before you start any data analysis it's always a good idea to identify a number of questions you want answers to. Step 3 - Perform the Basic Analysis.

BIG Actions for Career Ownership

Office Dynamics

The first step is to do an analysis. Step 1: Career Analysis. I have great news to share with you! There is great opportunity ahead for you to take ownership of your career.

2014 33

Why Your Small Business Needs A SWOT

The Small Business Blog

Why Your Small Business Needs A SWOT by Stefan Töpfer on Mar 17, 2010 As a small business owner, or entrepreneur, you have no doubt heard of a SWOT analysis. But with a heavy workload, is it really necessary for your small business to complete a SWOT analysis? E-Mail me or follow me.

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Quick Biz Tip: Income Analysis Financial Report

Office Organization Success

This is a very simple report that you can set up using a spreadsheet that tracks your monthly income. This is money you receive into your business from clients, products, programs, affiliate commissions – in fact, any income that you receive as part of your business activities you need to list in this report. Set up your report so that you monitor the whole year on one spreadsheet, broken down month by month.

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UPS 2012 2

The #5 Words 30 Days Challenge – The Outcome

Brilliantly Better

Personal Development 30 days challenges analysis balance More than a month ago I started a 30 days challenge, called “#5words”. In short, I set myself up to write down each day, around noon, a short description, consisting of only 5 words, of how the day went out so far. I also posted this on Facebook, with a hastag #5words, so other people [.].

Horizon Scanning – Have you heard of it?

The Small Business Blog

SWOT analysis is one of the oldest and most well known and frequently used planning tools; for anyone… Read the full article here: Horizon Scanning – Have you heard of it? In a meeting last week the person I was talking used the term “Horizon Scanning”, I hadn’t come across this before.

2013 64
2013 64

Why You Need Good Writing Skills To Survive College

Dumb Little Man

College writing involves more analysis, citing of facts and days of research. Anyone can write. But not everyone can write well. College requires a lot of writing.This isn’t like high school where you can pass a 500-word essay about your reflection on a movie and get away with an easy A+.

2015 112

How to Present Data to Your Executive

Office Dynamics

Admin Assistant Training Communication Skills Mgr/Asst Team Organizational Skills Problem Solving Self Development Uncategorized balance sheet data analysis financial analysis how to present data presenting information to your executive profit and loss Sue Pekonen

In An Emergency, Be An Asset, Not A Liability

Dumb Little Man

When emergencies happen, there is little time for comprehensive analysis, thoughtful contemplation and making good choices may feel impossible. Most of us experience life as a set of predicable events that unfold as a series of manageable challenges.

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Global Interest in Coworking Booming

Small Business Labs

According to analysis by Deskmag, global interest in coworking is booming and at all time highs. The annual Global Coworking Unconference Conference  (GCUC) is this week in Berkeley, California. And it's good times for this industry.

2015 89

3 Innocent Subject-Line Words That Harm Open Rates

The Solopreneur Life

The post said: “An unexpected discovery in our analysis was the negative impact of three innocent words. A recent best-practices post at the Mailchimp website included information on three innocent, non-spammy words that harm e-newsletter open rates.

2014 40

Top 5 Twitter Accounts to Follow for Business Tips

The Small Business Blog

From online marketing advice to trend analysis and hardcore metrics, these five profiles provide a wide range… For small businesses, keeping on top of digital marketing channels such as Twitter can be time consuming. The article identifies five of the best Twitter profiles that are publishing relevant and useful information for SME owners and employees.

Proper Word Order to Enable Parallel Structure

Daily Writing Tips

This publication is neither intended to be a legal analysis nor a detailed cookbook of steps to take in every situation. Sometimes, word order in a sentence does not interfere significantly with comprehension of the sentence, but it does produce an awkward obstacle to clean reading.

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Legal 2016 25

Intuit Future of Small Business Report

Small Business Labs

Technological advances such as machine learning are taking the complexity out of data analysis, providing small businesses with the ability to make faster, better decisions.  Last week Intuit released the Slideshare presentation  The Future of Small Business.

2016 76

Psychographic Profiles and Working Yourself to Death in the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

  It pushes against bureaucratic overthinking, analysis-paralysis, and excessive whiteboarding.  A recent ad campaign by Fiverr  attracted a lot of attention, most of which was negative.

2017 73

Disruption in the Industy Analyst Industry

Small Business Labs

 There are several worth noting: Industry Analyst/Journalism Hybrid : These are firms that are augmenting or replacing their traditional advertising based business models by adding industry analysis and/or research services. BI Intelligence : provides data and analysis on a wide range of digital topics. They do more in-depth analysis than the typical news site and claim they are filling a gap between traditional journalism and industry analysis.

2014 31

This May Be the Reason Your Team Doesn't Have Enough Good Ideas

On The Job

Using digital data collection and social network analysis software, Wise found that while social connections boosted a team’s performance at first, too much cohesion eventually led to a diminished performance.

2015 77

How to Maintain your Brand Consistency

Small Business CEO

Deep analysis. Strong brands are founded on consistency. Before buying a product or paying for a service, customers like to feel the company, have confidence in it and recognize it as a provider of certain value.

2014 34

Failure to Plan is Planning to Fail

Dumb Little Man

This organizational process includes analysis, allotment and action. The First A: Analysis. The analysis portion of organization is primarily about all of the things that you must do, and seeing how these tasks might be combined into a single action, rather than separate ones.

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Coworking Forecast - 26,000 Spaces and 3.8 Million Members by 2020

Small Business Labs

How coworking is defined is an important attribute of any coworking industry analysis. Coworking is booming. The industry is growing and hybridizing so fast , we're having a hard time keeping up with it. 

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Gartner's Top Trends for 2017

Small Business Labs

Key quote on what this means: Employees, already familiar with behavior influencing through contextual algorithms on consumer sites such as Amazon, will be influenced by an emerging set of “persuasive technologies” that leverage big data from myriad sources, mobile, IoT devices and deep analysis.

2017 48

Why EQ Matters More To Some Employers Than IQ

On The Job

The International Journal of Organizational Analysis finds that EQ competencies were positively linked to team cohesiveness.

2016 46

UK: Cash still important for High Street

The Small Business Blog

In an analysis of 10 billion retail payments in 2012 (accounting for 60% of total sales), cash was the preferred method of payment for 54%. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has revealed that cash is still the king when it comes to UK retail sales.

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Why You Need to Get Emotional With Customers

On The Job

In a look at customer experience data , a Forrester analysis finds that it is emotion – more than effectiveness or ease – that drives customer loyalty.

2016 39

Strong Job Market Pulling Independent Workers Back to Traditional Jobs

Small Business Labs

The MBO Partners 2016 State of Independence in America report was released this week. This  This is the 6th annual edition of this study (Emergent Research works with MBO Partners on this study).

2016 72

Answers to "Why Are You Looking for a New Job?"

On The Job

Take this opportunity to talk about why you have valuable skills, such as "I''ve always believed it''s important to be proactive in your career, and I''m taking continuing education classes in analysis and data collection." "Why are you looking for a new job?"

2015 69

What Do You Really Need to Think About When Setting Up a ‘Work From Home’ Business?

Small Business CEO

There are lots of options these days if you want to make use of your skills and work for yourself. Thanks to the internet, there are plenty of people out there hiring people with good skills in all kinds of sectors to work for them from home on a freelance basis.

2015 35

The Five Faces of the On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

These profiles were developed using cluster analysis to group ODE workers who share similar motivations and attitudes.  Last week Intuit released The Five Faces of the On-Demand Economy , which covers 5 common profiles of on-demand workers.

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2016 52

Featured Soloist Laura Brandenburg: “You Need To Be Self-Aware”

The Solopreneur Life

Name of business and city: Clear Spring Business Analysis; Denver, Colorado. Web sites: Bridging the Gap and Clear Spring Business Analysis. At the time, I wanted to build my career in business analysis by accumulating diverse project experiences.

Benefit Declines Makes Self-Employment More Attractive

Small Business Labs

Most people looking at becoming self-employed or starting a small business go through a risk/reward analysis of their choices.  We've found that corporate benefits tend to be overvalued in this analysis.     There are a lot of other factors people include in their analysis - work/life balance, job security, advancement potential, social factors, etc. - It's no surprise that companies continue to cut workplace benefits. 

Great Visualization of the Changing Part-Time Workforce

Small Business Labs

This analysis shows fewer part-timers for economic reasons and a decline in the overall percentage of people working part-time. We really like interesting data visualizations here at Small Business Labs.

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How To Publish Your Thesis Into A Book In 4 Steps

Dumb Little Man

for analysis, it’s not commonly known outside of academia what Stata 9.0 Saying that you use the commercial statistical analysis program Stata 9.0 Completing your thesis is a seminal moment in your life. It represents your Magnum Opus. It’s your contribution to knowledge.

2017 47

PwC's When Megatrends Collide

Small Business Labs

Strategy & Business , one of our favorite publications, has a good article on trend analysis. When Megatrends Collide is written by a trio of partners from the giant accounting and consulting firm PwC.    The article provides a primer on identifying and using megatrends.

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2015 30

Disruption and the Analyst Industry

Small Business Labs

  It is a analyst service that provides research reports and analysis on emerging technology. 

Why Every Employee Must Understand Digital Transformation

On The Job

A recent Strategy&’s analysis finds that 16 bellwether sectors, such as aviation and utilities, must not just embrace new and unexpected forms for digitization and technological innovation, but must also use them to reform their current business models. Change is coming quickly, but many business leaders and their organizations are unprepared for them, the analysis finds.

2015 22

Foreign Born in the US Workforce

Small Business Labs

  In March, the BLS released their annual analysis of the number and characteristics of foreign born U.S. workers.