The Hidden Cost of Social Distancing

Dumb Little Man

The post The Hidden Cost of Social Distancing appeared first on Dumb Little Man. I’ll admit it, when COVID-19 came to town this past March I was secretly excited that we were ordered to quarantine. Finally, I thought, a legitimate excuse to hunker down at home and stop the hustle!

2020 240

3 Ways to Reduce Customer Acquisition Costs

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever stopped to think how much it costs to get a person to buy one of your products? Customers come with a price tag called customer acquisition cost (CAC), and it’s one of the most important pieces of information for business owners who want to get more customers without breaking their marketing budget. What is customer acquisition cost? Your customer acquisition cost is defined as how much it costs your business to attract a new customer.

2019 133

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To Have It All: What Is The Cost?

Dumb Little Man

I learned (the hard way) those options come at a cost. The post To Have It All: What Is The Cost? I signed our first contract in the delivery room. I felt so proud of this accomplishment for so long! NestApple (my recently launched real estate company) was born a few months before my daughter. Formally, however, clients started reaching out at the same time my epidural was going in. The emotions of having a baby have been thoroughly discussed, analyzed, and shared.

2019 191

What’s the Hidden Cost?

Simple Productivity Blog

When I did the spending freeze, I realized how much extra this was costing me in both time and energy. Everything has a cost. But are you aware of the hidden costs of time and energy of areas in your life? Today we will look at some places you may want to recognize and trim hidden costs. The post What’s the Hidden Cost? Last month I did a spending freeze. I spent no unnecessary money, and it really opened my eyes.

2019 100

Simple Yet Profound Ways to Cut Costs Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Small Business CEO

This includes cutting costs and reorganizing expenses based on new developments. Cutting costs. The other lever is to cut costs. … The post Simple Yet Profound Ways to Cut Costs Amid COVID-19 Crisis appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.

2020 71

The Cost of Email Phishing

Dumb Little Man

Phishing Attacks Are Very Common — And Very Costly. There are several very common forms of phishing attacks: 41% are credentialing attacks in which hackers try to gain access to the target’s usernames and passwords, costing $400 per account to clean up. 8% of attacks are extortion attempts and when they are successful, they can cost an average of $5,000 per user. The cost of phishing comes in more than cleanup – it can also do serious reputational damage.

2019 164

Free or Low-Cost ways to reward employees

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Free or Low-Cost ways to reward employees appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. There is something of an assumption that using rewards to show employee appreciation costs money. There are … Continue reading Free or Low-Cost ways to reward employees → You just finished reading Free or Low-Cost ways to reward employees ! The post Free or Low-Cost ways to reward employees appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk.

2019 125

Flexible working cutting business costs

The Small Business Blog

Now 22 of the most… Read the full article here: Flexible working cutting business costs on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Small Business / SOHO cutting costs flexible working

2013 160

Procrastination Carries Big Costs

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Procrastination Carries Big Costs Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on April 28, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. There are big costs to procrastination. In addition, procrastination has a high cost to others as well as oneself; it shifts the burden of responsibilities onto others, who become resentful. Count the cost – I focus on what procrastination is costing me.

2010 116

Podcast 137: The emotional cost of clutter, part two

Clutter Coach

This is podcast 137 and it’s a follow up to one of my earliest podcasts, the emotional cost of clutter. by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! I’m revisiting this today as a teaser for my next episode, an interview with Elaine Birchall whose new book is called Conquer the Clutter.

2020 100

Cost-Effective vs. Cost-Efficient

Daily Writing Tips

A reader has asked about the use of these two terms: I was wondering if you would care to comment on the difference between cost-efficient and cost-effective. In both, Oxford and Webster (the free online versions), cost-effective is properly defined while the cost-efficient page points to that of cost-effective. It looks like cost-efficient is a tolerated synonym of a lesser status. that is effective in terms of its cost.

2015 70

The Benefit-Cost Ratio Of Socializing

Brilliantly Better

Read more The Benefit-Cost Ratio Of Socializing. The post The Benefit-Cost Ratio Of Socializing appeared first on Dragos Roua. Going out, meeting people – the pinnacle of having fun, for the overwhelming majority of humans on this planet. Also called socializing, in some circles.

2020 49

Sharing Economy = Variable Cost Economy

Small Business Labs

But there is surprisingly little coverage of how sharing turns fixed costs into variable costs and what this means for businesses, consumers and the economy. The technologies that have produced the sharing economy are the same as those turning fixed costs into variable costs. The use of variable cost business models and services reduces the need for capital, provides businesses the ability to scale up and down much more easily and cuts business risk.

2013 138

Why You Should Re-think That Low-Cost Virtual Assistant

Tips From T. Marie

And since you’re being billed only for time on task(s) it could end up costing you less than you imagine. Were you more concerned about competing with low-cost VA’s than what you’d need to run a profitable business? Business Tutoring Working with a Virtual Assistant business charge hours low cost lowest cost money rates reason reasons virtual assistance virtual assistant

2011 148

Business Cost Cutting

The Small Business Blog

– which invariably brings us to think about reducing costs in our business. But there is more to reducing costs than meets the eye, it can have a negative effect on business growth and productivity. All to often we are confronted with cash-flow problems. Lack of new business, clients paying later and later, etc. Here…

2012 157

Understanding (And Countering) The Cost of Downtime

Dumb Little Man

While you can start investing in network and server monitoring, it’s also important to understand how we became so reliant on this technology and the cost of downtime. It usually costs over $10,000 for each hour of downtime. More specifically, power outages in the nationwide electric grid cost Americans $150 billion annually. Maintain your mechanical health and minimize your cost of downtime by running monitoring software and cyber security solutions.

2019 150

How Personnel Costs Impact Your Bottom Line

Small Business CEO

Whether you are a business operating in the private sector, or a municipality, personnel costs has a huge impact on your bottom line. … Finance Human Resources employee costs personnel costsRoughly 70% of most municipal budgets is used for personnel expenses, such as payroll and benefits. This is not far off from the expenses incurred in the private sector for personnel and their related expense.

2016 79

Tips For Keeping Office Printing Costs Down

Office Dynamics

That said, all of that printing is not only harmful to the environment, but the cost to print off so often can quickly mount up. So, here are some tips to help you keep your office printing costs down. Printing in colour is a lot more costly than printing in black and white. Another way to reduce the costs of printing is to request that employees print off less often. By purchasing an all in one, you’ll cut down the cost on buying separate machines.

2013 130

The True Cost of America’s Plastic Addiction

Eco-Office Gals

This was seen as a “free” service to the consumer, but as we know nothing in life is free – the cost of providing these bags is about $4 billion among all US retailers and this is, of course, passed along to the consumer in the cost of their groceries. Post from: Eco-Office Gals The True Cost of America’s Plastic Addiction. The post The True Cost of America’s Plastic Addiction appeared first on Eco-Office Gals. “Paper or plastic?”.

2013 212

Warning: 7 Home Inspection Pitfalls That Can Cost You A Fortune

Dumb Little Man

To avoid nasty surprises, here are 7 of the most common costly home inspection pitfalls you need to know- including ways to address them. Replacing pipes, in this case, won’t only be costly but time-consuming, too. Fixing damp attic spaces can cost you a minimum of $2,500, depending on how severe the associated damage is. This makes it especially dangerous and costly. Conducting a home inspection is essential if you’re planning to buy a property.

2016 219

8 Success Habits of Wealthy People That Cost Nothing

Dumb Little Man

The post 8 Success Habits of Wealthy People That Cost Nothing appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Do you know the habits of wealthy people ? Have you ever looked at rich and successful individuals and wanted to be like them one day? There are eight habits most wealthy people share that have helped them enormously along the way. Find out what they are. They Wake Up Early. Most, if not all, wealthy people are early risers, and that is no coincidence.

2016 159

How to Prepare Your Business From Unpredictable IT Costs

Small Business CEO

However, for everyone, unpredictable costs turning their heads up amid the session become a considerable challenge, particularly the IT costs being the most expensive of all. … The post How to Prepare Your Business From Unpredictable IT Costs appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. Finance Information Technology business costs IT costsHandling a business is no cakewalk. Every day comes with a new challenge, and there is no perfect solution to anything.

2020 40

Podcast 002: The Emotional Cost of Clutter

Clutter Coach

The post Podcast 002: The Emotional Cost of Clutter appeared first on Clutter Coach In this episode, I’ll talk about how clutter isn’t just a physical problem. It also weighs you down emotionally. Here are some highlights: But my clutter isn’t junk! Are you ashamed to invite friends over? Are you using clutter to protect yourself? This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website.

2016 100

5 Ways to Cut Down on Your TV Costs

Dumb Little Man

The post 5 Ways to Cut Down on Your TV Costs appeared first on Dumb Little Man. I was looking at my cable bill this week and I can think of a million other things I would rather spend my money on. What happened that television is all of a sudden so expensive? Not to mention all the fluff channels you pay for but never watch. As I move towards a healthier, more frugal lifestyle, I mainly watch television for the news in the morning, and maybe one or two shows at night.

2017 134

Save on Energy Costs with These 4 Simple Tips

Small Business CEO

With gas and electricity costs on the rise, companies now need to find ways to reduce energy expenditure. However, there are ways you can reduce these costs by following these 4 simple tips. The first thing to do when looking to save on costs is to check if you have a good deal with your energy supplier. … The post Save on Energy Costs with These 4 Simple Tips appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. Economy & Environment cut costs save energy

2020 47

3 Simple and Low Cost Marketing Ideas to Create Visibility

Office Organization Success

To help you get started, I have put together some information on 3 simple and low cost marketing strategies, which you can easily implement right away to create more visibility for your online business and build your list. When it comes to building your list, it is not a one-and-done activity. Marketing your business is one of the biggest challenges for any solopreneur – it’s a task we all find quite daunting, and are simply overwhelmed by all the information that’s available.

2016 143

How to Save on Business Printing Costs

Small Business CEO

One expenditure that businesses often can’t avoid is printing costs. What are the best devices to save on business printing costs? One of the big mistakes companies make when trying to save on business printing costs is clinging on to printers for too long. This means escalating maintenance costs once the printer reaches a few years old.… … Economy & Environment business printing printing costs save money

2016 68

Cost Effective Ways to Greenify Your Business

Eco-Office Gals

Therefore, as we explore some cost-effective ways to greenify your business, just keep in mind that we’re providing suggestions on how to make your company more energy efficient, which is not only better for the environment, but your budget too: Travel differently. Post from: Eco-Office Gals Cost Effective Ways to Greenify Your Business. Greenify. In the eco-friendly world, it’s a word that is becoming more and more popular with every passing day.

2012 142

The Hidden Costs of Developing A Mobile App You Should Be Aware of

Dumb Little Man

How much does it cost to create an app? Cost of publishing an application in app stores. The cost of registering the developer account to publish your iOS app is $99 annually. This means if your application, subscription or in-app purchase costs $10, you will get only $8.50 How much does it cost to create an app? The post The Hidden Costs of Developing A Mobile App You Should Be Aware of appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

2018 140

This Can Cost You Thousands in Lost Revenues

Office Organization Success

Happy 4th of July, if you’re in the US! We’re enjoying the long weekend here. And we have a perfect view of the City’s firework display from our back deck. If you struggle with writing your own sales copy, you’ll love this article I shared earlier this week: The Ultimate List of Words and Phrases that Convert. I went to the hairdressers earlier in the week to have color added.

2014 156

How to Calculate the Cost of Disorganization

Productive & Organized

She asked me: You told me when we first met that there was a way to actually calculate the cost of disorganization to my business.  So I shared: You know there are a number of different factors that go into calculating the cost of disorganization.    A lot of them are soft costs.    There are four major areas of costs for disorganization.    That is your hard cost of disorganization on top of the soft costs I have mentioned.

2011 176

The Real Cost Of Being An Entrepreneur

Brilliantly Better

But I think … The post The Real Cost Of Being An Entrepreneur appeared first on Dragos Roua. I started my first company 15 years ago. According to this fact, technically, I’ve been an entrepreneur for the last 15 years. Business depression entrepreneur entrepreneurship

2014 87

Cut Costs And Improve Energy Efficiency In Your Warehouse

Eco-Office Gals

Heat is one of the most significant costs for property owners which is why energy conscious designers are making insulation a top priority. Providing the right amount of interior lighting is costly in a warehouse environment where natural light is typically underutilized, but it doesn’t need to be. The inclusion of skylights is a cost effective means of using what is free. Post from: Eco-Office Gals Cut Costs And Improve Energy Efficiency In Your Warehouse.

2013 133

Not So Perfect Driving Record? What You Need To Know About Car Insurance Coverage Costs.

Dumb Little Man

Your driving record can have a big impact on the cost of your insurance premiums, so it is important to keep an eye on your speed and avoid high risk behaviors such as driving while you are intoxicated. After all, everyone has to have an insurance policy in order to legally drive their vehicle, and a bad driving record can make it extremely cost prohibitive to remain compliant with this law.

2013 198

5 Energy Saving Tips To Reduce Business Energy Costs

Small Business CEO

Saving energy in your business is not only good for reducing the costs of your business, but it is also a great way to help create a more energy-efficient world and lower the carbon footprint that your company contributes to the planet. … The post 5 Energy Saving Tips To Reduce Business Energy Costs appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.

Counting the costs: What government funding for scientific research will cover?

The Small Business Blog

What Costs Can You Claim Through R&D Tax Credits? The thinking behind the scheme is that if you’re inventing or developing something that’s going to benefit society at large, the government should support and encourage that – so it gives you some of your tax back to help with the costs you’ve incurred during the research. The key is that the costs must relate to the research specifically. the cost of land. • the cost of patents and trademarks.

2019 114

The Real Cost Of Learning

Brilliantly Better

I’m running the Ultrabalaton for… The post The Real Cost Of Learning appeared first on Dragos Roua. It’s pitch dark, my soles are hurting like s**t, the air that I breathe is scorching hot and I’m running somewhere in the middle of f **g nowhere. It’s not a nightmare. It’s my real life. Personal Development Running

2016 47

Simple Ways to Cut on Business HR Costs

Small Business CEO

The following methods presented by Productiv Inc should help out most CEOs that are having troubles reducing costs for HR departments. Besides the fact that you can look at plan costs when you shop around, you can also analyze different ways to reduce the program expense in the first place or employee premiums.… … Finance cost cutting HR costs Human Resources

2017 49

4 Things you Can Automate to Cut Business Costs

Small Business CEO

Both B2B and B2B companies can use automation to streamline business processes and reduce costs. Here are some areas that can be automated to save time in execution and reduce expenses: 1. … Information Technology business automation business costs business softwareAutomation isn’t just for large corporations, SME’s can leverage it to enjoy benefits as well.

2015 83

Small Business Checklist: Business Costing | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Planned Maintenance – Upgrade to WinWeb.com The Cost of Borrowing Small Office Tips Finding The Best Employees For Your Small Business Do You Need Encouraging To ‘Go Green’? If you have then you must keep up-dating your costing every few month, as they will change as the business grow and changes.

2007 163

Avoid Costly Law Suits Through Proper Winter Maintenance

The Small Business Blog

Legal Liability in Winter Your legal… Read the full article here: Avoid Costly Law Suits Through Proper Winter Maintenance on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Slip and fall law suits increase exponentially in winter, where icy surfaces increase hazards and snow may not have been cleared. As a business, you are required to keep areas such as aisles, stairs, walkways, car parks, and other parts of the premises reasonably safe for clients and employees.

2014 154

Three Tips for Reducing Your Small Business’ Everyday Operating Costs

Small Business CEO

When it comes to improving your business’s profitability you have three choices: Sell more, increase your prices or cut your costs. … Finance cost cutting profitabilityPut that way, it sounds like a statement of the glaringly obvious, but it is surprising how many businesses focus like mad on the first to while paying very little attention to the third. Here, we take a look at three areas every business should focus on that will help them get the optimum bangs for every buck.

2018 49

The REAL Cost of Not Having a Business Plan

Office Organization Success

But today, I want to look at this from another angle, and share with you the very REAL cost of not having a business plan in place … and it’s probably something that you don’t even think about! And really it all comes down to not understanding how their inaction is affecting their business … in other words, the REAL cost of not having a plan in place, whether that’s a full-on business plan or a simple plan for implementing that new income stream.

2011 150