The Top 3 Reasons Why Your Marketing Team Needs Collaboration Now

Dumb Little Man

Collaboration seems to be the buzzword in most industries today, and the e-commerce industry is no exception. But how does increased collaboration affect your organization’s established workflows? And are there really big enough benefits to offset the time and energy that goes into making marketing efforts more collaborative? How social collaboration boosts your business’s credibility and exposure. Collaboration is the future of digital commerce.

2018 165

Manufacturing Joining the On-Demand, Collaborative Economy

Small Business Labs

Companies, entrepreneurs, and inventors can rent time on nearby equipment, be it CNC milling machines, water jets, or laser cutters—any of which can cost from $50,000 to $250,000 apiece to purchase.   They're delaying or not opting for marriage and kids ,  they're renting instead of buying homes  and they're reducing or delaying large purchases of all kinds , and they're even choosing pets over children.

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unconsumption: The manifesto from Unstash, a new collaborative.

Denise Aday

unconsumption: The manifesto from Unstash, a new collaborative consumption site (in beta; sign up for an invite here). From their About page: Unstash is a peer-to-peer platform for collaborative consumption. Every social circle has a huge overlap in consumer goods that don’t all need to be purchased, owned, and maintained by every individual. collaboration unconsumption sustainability collaborative consumption sharing economy

PhatWare releases Retina-optimized version of PhatPad for the iPad

Ian's Messy Desk

Yesterday, PhatWare Corporation announced the immediate availability of a Retina-optimized version of its PhatPad note-taking and collaboration app for iPad. The beauty of PhatPad as a note-taking, collaboration and brainstorming tool, is that it allows users to draw pictures, jot notes, or put a mixture of pictures, drawings, handwritten and typed text on a virtual scratch pad. Support for additional languages can be purchased in-app for just $2.99

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Four Tips for Highly Effective Content Marketing

Andrea Kalli

From rejected submissions to frustratingly difficult topics; troubled supporting websites to readers that just won’t make a purchase, the amount of potential problems affecting content marketers is miles long and filled with frustration. Even though these are affiliate links, I use or have purchased nearly all of the products and services listed below.

2010 130

“Get Connected” Is Feeling Like a Special Place

The Solopreneur Life

From now through October 25, you can purchase a charter membership in “Get Connected&# for only $37. Get it free with your purchase of the $89 version of “Relationship Marketing for Solopreneurs.&# Tags: Collaboration and Partnership Marketing I t’s often said that the best ideas are the ones that happen accidentally. I’m feeling that way about The Solopreneur Life’s “Get Connected&# social network.

2010 144

Permission Marketing 101: Six Ways to Keep Subscribers Happy

Andrea Kalli

From small purchases to big business relationships, the entire business world is built on connections and networking. Even though these are affiliate links, I use or have purchased nearly all of the products and services listed below.

2010 116

Tweaking vs. Fiddling

Productivityist

I am working more collaboratively these days, as part of a larger team where things need to be tracked across the miles. Click here to purchase this combination ebook, guided audio program, and quickstart PDF for just $10 now! I’m not a morning person. I tend to do my best work in the wee hours hours of the late evening, where I find that my creative juices are flowing. So I generally stay up late and get up late for that reason.

2015 52

Linchpins Unite to Make a Difference

Make or Break Moments

On June 14, 2010 at 8pm est – Linchpins around the globe will unite to share, network, connect and collaborate. Ever since his book Tribes came out and he invited the hale and hearty to purchase his book sight unseen two months before publication and join his TRIIIBES ning and band together – I have been a fan.

2010 116

Can a PA help their employer be more enterprising?

Practically Perfect PA

Collaborate with others. Collaboration is a fantastic way of finding new and improved ways of working. Often collaborations can lead to new products and services being developed or moving into new markets. By collaborating you can support each other’s ideas, more than one idea can come together to create a much better idea and you can utilise each other’s skills and abilities. Plus, you can often get better deals from purchasing in bulk.

2017 151

Use Pinterest to Plan Your Next Vacation — Here’s How

Dumb Little Man

Travel brands are getting in on the fun by providing spaces for pinners to collaborate on travel plans, food, and entertainment. campaign , for example, invited individuals to collaborate on travel-themed boards and offered insider tips and advice. Make Your Purchases. If you saved pins for travel necessities like sunglasses or snorkel gear during the planning process, use the blue “Buy It” button on each pin to purchase directly from the site.

2016 209

Asana: What Needs Doing

Productivityist

Maybe collaborative tools can’t – or don’t– work for individuals. Then purchase the book I co-authored with fellow Asana aficionado Jeremy Roberts called Do Better With Asana. Mindfulness Android app app store asana collaboration getting things done GTD inbox zero iOS iPad iphone mobile productivity Task Management teamwork time management Web AppI’m pretty pleased with my experience with Asana since I really started using it at the start of the year.

2012 40

7 Ways to Position Yourself as an Admin Leader

Eat Your Career

My blog was actually purchased by a start-up company (an online community for admins) and I was hired to help build it. Collaborate with your fellow admins at your organization or others in your area to determine what kind of event(s) would work best. Share your knowledge freely with others; help train them when needed and organize collaborative team events to build relationships.

2019 160

Use Pinterest to Plan Your Next Vacation — Here’s How

Dumb Little Man

Travel brands are getting in on the fun by providing spaces for pinners to collaborate on travel plans, food, and entertainment. campaign , for example, invited individuals to collaborate on travel-themed boards and offered insider tips and advice. Make Your Purchases. If you saved pins for travel necessities like sunglasses or snorkel gear during the planning process, use the blue “Buy It” button on each pin to purchase directly from the site.

2016 159

Stepping It Up – What’s Stopping You?

Denise Aday

Service packages are harder because of the broad array of ongoing services we provide in a month’s retainer: Scheduling; email and calls with clients, suppliers and colleagues; wiki/website updates; event/travel coordination; general admin; CRM; email marketing; HR support; purchasing; and oh the list goes on!

2010 40

13 Ways You Should be Using Your Smartphone for Business

Tips From T. Marie

We all know about texting, calling and emailing from our phones, but are you collaborating from it as well? With a plethora of collaboration tools online, it’s as simple as finding one with an awesome phone app that works for your business. If you’ve ever had to turn down a purchase because you had no way of taking a credit/debit card payment you’ll be happy to know there’s an app for that now. Admit it, you don’t go anywhere without your smartphone.

2018 120

BLACK FRIDAY CAME EARLY! Get a front row seat in life. starting today!

Office Dynamics

Marilyn’s talk is just one of the 13 sessions in our 2014 Conference On Demand: Collaborate, Create, Connect: Expand Your Influence. With our 2014 Conference on Demand: Collaborate, Create, Connect: Expand Your Influence , and you receive 13 sessions — over 11 hours — of high quality video. In addition we’re offering the following specials during this holiday weekend: Free audio download Gain Recognition and Achieve Your Worth with any purchase over $50.

2014 123

The Age of Co-Creativity

Small Business Labs

  This growing group of consumers believes it is important to purchase products with social or environmental benefits.    The report also explains the importance of switching from the traditional "command and control" marketing to collaborative marketing with consumers.  One of the sources on consumer behavior we follow is BBMG.    They are a consumer marketing and branding firm focused on sustainability. 

2010 118

The Importance of Good Office Design In Creating a Productive Working Environment

Eco-Office Gals

Workspaces are often redefined to encourage collaboration and lateral thinking. You should also purchase artwork which reflects staff members’ way of life, making them feel valued; for example, a staff member who loves baking bread could have artwork close to their desk which alludes to baking.

P2P: an introduction to Peer to Peer by Michel Bauwens

BioTeams

And a market is not equipotent since it excludes those without purchasing power. For examples, the technological and collaborative infrastructure build around P2P principles, may enable non-P2P processes. He is the founder of the Foundation for Peer-to-Peer Alternatives and works in collaboration with a global group of researchers in the exploration of peer production, governance, and property. Tags: Collaboration Research & Science

2008 40

Newsweek: Women Will Rule the World

Small Business Labs

  The broader shift to knowledge industries and towards more collaborative work environments is also favoring women over men.    It uses the  discredited statistic that women control 83% of consumer purchases.  Newsweek has followed up on their downer article on the economic outlook for men - Dead Suit Walking - with a very upbeat article on women's future economic prospects.

2011 121

The Paradox of Increasing Business Travel; Skift's 2020 Travel Trends

Small Business Labs

Platforms Simplify the Ancillary Purchase Process. Key quote from the report on this trend: Video and digital collaboration tools have transformed the modern workplace. Today,  employees can easily collaborate with co-workers around the world, offering a huge boost to productivity and what would seem to be growing opportunities to reduce travel costs. Skift is one of our favorite publications.

2020 40

Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership for Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

How to approach your work, career, and LIFE with intention and a sense of mission.Simple strategies to boldly embrace your inner leader—and enhance your productivity, collaboration, and creativity at the same time! Simple strategies to boldly embrace your inner leader—and enhance your productivity, collaboration, and creativity at the same time! Joan’s necklace was a very special piece purchased as a gift from her late husband, Dave.

Why the Cloud is Green

Eco-Office Gals

In other words, you don’t have to purchase an entire package of unneeded gadgets and circuits just to get the one you do need. Sync your files online and collaborate in real-time. Businesses these days are flocking to green options and to cloud services. Fortunately, the two are interconnected and, in many cases, complement one another perfectly.

2012 130

How Artificial Intelligence Will Dominate the Future of E-commerce

Dumb Little Man

Even the experts quote Amazon’s algorithm that focuses on item-to-item collaborative filtering. That’s one of the main reasons why shoppers abandon an online store from making another purchase in the future. With multinational technology companies like Google and Microsoft investing heavily in AI technology, it is predicted that more than 80% of interactions involving retailers and end consumers will push through even without human cooperation by 2020.

2018 149

Intuit 2020 Report: The Future of Financial Services

Small Business Labs

These forces will lead financial institutions to explore new business models, collaboration and partnerships, and increased consolidation. The two largest contingents – aging baby boomers and GenYers – will demonstrate particularly acute shifts in their needs and types of products and services they purchase. Intuit recently released a new report on The Future of Financial Services. 

2020 129

6 Ways To Feast On Learning

Office Dynamics

Collaboration. Purchase one book this week that will expand your mind and vow to finish before the end of this year. I decided to pull out this Monday Motivator from 2013 because it is a favorite of mine, still holds true and in fact, I believe it to be truer than ever before. Since I wrote this in 2013, I have expanded my mind to the worlds of: Focus instead of multitasking. Engagement instead of entitlement. Being revolutionary. Being resilient. Creativity and innovation.

Taking Home Learning To The Next Level

Dumb Little Man

Allowing them to share and collaborate can help keep the same dynamic, improving their productivity and focus. Even more, many libraries will grant membership cards without local residency, or let you purchase a card for a small annual fee. Distance learning can be difficult for students all around the world. The abundance of distractions, atypical environment, and impersonal approach to education is hard to follow – a mere shock to students.

2020 150

Can AI Be the Solution to the Much-Debated Climate Change Issue

Dumb Little Man

To address this issue, Google recently collaborated with a company called DeepMind to build an AI-powered system. How ironic is it that the species considered as the most intelligent in the entire universe is on the verge of destroying its only home.

2020 166

Little Green Footsteps

Eco-Office Gals

use; holiday forms, purchase order sign-off, invoice sign off, expenses, just to name a few. In most cases the equipment used by one of these specialist providers are significantly more superior than the equipment most of us would be able to purchase. Again, technology plays a part allowing people to work remotely and collaborate. What is the business cost of going green?

Top Ten Small Business Trends for 2012

Small Business Labs

 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.    In particular, the small business use of software and systems that combines and analyzes data from websites, customer purchases, marketing campaigns and social media activity will grow and greatly improve small business efficiency. 

2012 207

10 Tips To Choosing The Best Gifts For Friends Who Have Everything

Dumb Little Man

You can purchase these items when the holidays come around and give them to your impossible-to-buy-for friends and family. For those crafty people, you can make your friend a gift, or collaborate with someone who is crafty to make the gift. We all have that one friend that seems to have everything. You love them, but buying them gifts can be a frustrating experience, and no one wants to just hand over money because that’s not a fun gift.

2018 141

4 Simple Ways to Make my e-commerce Website more Eco-friendly

Eco-Office Gals

With the internet making ‘perfect competition’ less of an economists day dream, people will constantly compare prices and more often than not, the decision to purchase online will be solely based on price. It sounds bizarre but this is almost like a team building exercise, encouraging your employees to spend time together outside of work will build their relationships and encourage a more creative and collaborative workplace.

2012 149

Administrative Professionals Day Gifts

Office Dynamics

This book truly demonstrates the power of collaboration of executive assistants , administrative assistants, and administrators from around the world. And you can still take your assistant to lunch or purchase flowers. Administrative Assistant Gifts! It might only be mid-March, but Administrative Professionals Day will be here before you know it (April 25, 2012).

I Want Some Business Cards

Catch Friday

If you want to successfully network with people, you cannot expect to sell to them directly with out some form of collaboration and referral. I do business with people who will collaborate with me, that is I either add to their services or take a percentage from them for referring them to a good business deal. After the event I joined WE CAN DO BIZ not surprisingly because Ian had collaborated - now how did that work?

Tips For Keeping Office Printing Costs Down

Office Dynamics

By purchasing an all in one, you’ll cut down the cost on buying separate machines. Although the purchase of a sole printer for your entire office will not save you money in the long term, it will save you money initially. Post contributed by Abigail Clapham and Rachael Pegram in collaboration with Euroffice. It’s very likely that your office has a printer.

2013 130

AZVAs the Podcast Episode 10: Creating a Business in the Practical Arts

Loosely Speaking

Kristin Hansen’s book, Perfectly Plus (a collaboration with Conjoined Creations) is scheduled for release December 31, 2010. Here’s a link to purchase. Interweave Press Knitters Guild of America The Association of Knitwear Designers Knitgrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design, by Shannon Okey The Craft Artists Legal Guide, by Richard Stim Kristin Hansen's book, Perfectly Plus (a collaboration with Conjoined Creations) is scheduled for release December 31, 2010.

2010 125

Customer Service – The Small Business Advantage!

The Small Business Blog

The problem with this is that most of the Helpdesk software currently on the market is too expensive for the average small business owner to purchase. The latest update to WinWeb Projects & Tickets now allows even greater flexibility to the user, allowing you to work collaboratively with your staff to solve customer problems. Customer service is one of the few great advantages that a small business has over a larger competitor.

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

Office Dynamics

It is the administrative professional that sources and purchases the products and services that keep the office running smooth. The site is continually developed in close collaboration with executive, administrative and virtual assistants, office managers and administrative staff, as well as some of the world leading technology companies.

2014 126

The Rise of Coworking and the Variable Cost Economy

Small Business Labs

New technologies, collaborative supply chains and outsourced manufacturing created lightweight infrastructures – smaller, cheaper and more agile.   They're delaying or not opting for marriage and kids ,  they're renting instead of buying homes  and they're reducing or delaying large purchases of all kinds  and they're even choosing pets over children.

2017 60

Tips For Keeping Office Printing Costs Down

Office Dynamics

By purchasing an all in one, you’ll cut down the cost on buying separate machines. Although the purchase of a sole printer for your entire office will not save you money in the long term, it will save you money initially. Post contributed by Abigail Clapham and Rachael Pegram in collaboration with Euroffice. It’s very likely that your office has a printer.

2013 101

4 Simple Ways to Make my e-commerce Website more Eco-friendly

Eco-Office Gals

With the internet making ‘perfect competition’ less of an economists day dream, people will constantly compare prices and more often than not, the decision to purchase online will be solely based on price. It sounds bizarre but this is almost like a team building exercise, encouraging your employees to spend time together outside of work will build their relationships and encourage a more creative and collaborative workplace.

2012 100

10 Writing Resources to Explore

Daily Writing Tips

Note: If you use our discount code, DAILYTIPS1825, to purchase the premium version, you’ll get 25% off ProWritingAid and free entry to our Freelance Writing Course (just sign up and send us an email to info@dailywritingtips.com). #4: It’s also useful for any sort of collaborative work, so even if you normally write in Word or Pages, you might want to get to grips with Google Docs too.). Are you hoping to go further with your writing this year?

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