The Trend Towards US Manufacturing

Small Business Labs

 discusses the increasing and hidden costs of manufacturing in China, resulting in manufacturing in the U.S. becoming more cost effective.   The increasing and hidden costs of off-shore manufacturing.   Increases in shipping costs over the next decade. 

2010 255

Tips for the Tourist in All of Us: The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel!

Office Dynamics

Share Ground Transportation: Sharing a taxi or town car with other attendees from your organization may be a cost-effective alternative. Equipment does burn out or needs maintenance. I have been hosting the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence for 25 years.

2018 182

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Get Organized: How a Messy Car Costs You (and How a Tidy One Saves.

Get Organized!

Organizing Tips | Organizing Products | Organizing Services Thursday, February 11, 2010 Get Organized: How a Messy Car Costs You (and How a Tidy One Saves You Money) Youve probably thought about how clutter in your home and office costs you resources like time and money. But have you ever considered that a cluttered car costs you as well?

2010 40

Quick Tips for Businesses Installing Solar Panels

Eco-Office Gals

Adding solar panels to your facility — provided you work in an area that gets plenty of usable sunlight — can help to offset energy costs and reduce CO2 emissions. Learn About Usable Solar Hours. Leases can help you offset the costs of installing the panels.

2019 141

7 Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Be Energy Efficient

Eco-Office Gals

Despite start-up costs, eco-friendly initiatives can lead to significant savings and benefits. Lower Operating Costs . The cost of renewables, including solar, wind and geothermal power, has reached an all-time low.

2020 130

Should You Consider Working In A Co-Working Space?

Dumb Little Man

They are much more engaging, employee-friendly, and cost-effective. You can save as much as 20 to 40% of the cost of setting up a regular office. Learning. Learning in a co-working space can happen in a variety of ways.

2018 219

Top Reasons Why You Should Find A Virtual Assistant Today For Your Business

Dumb Little Man

Plus, you can choose from better options at lower costs. You Can Save On Your Operational Costs. There’s no need for you to spend on additional taxes, maintenance costs, and office space. Plus, there’s no need for you to buy computers and other office equipment.

2019 247

Can AI Streamline Your Supply Chain And Save Your Business?

Dumb Little Man

It’s more costly than ever to compete. Every instance of inefficiency throughout the supply chain translates to higher cost. This eventually renders the entire supply chain too costly to last. And those additional costs get passed down the line.

2019 274

Reinventing the Office Experience: How Office Design Has Changed

Dumb Little Man

As the old saying goes, those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it. It gave way to the shift from bulky equipment housed in equally cumbersome office spaces to open and co-working offices with more ergonomic features. We need to learn more about the history of office design.

2019 150

How Safety Audit Software Keeps Your Company Prepared 24/7

Dumb Little Man

Reducing Risks Costs. The US Department of Labor accounts that businesses spend $170 billion a year on costs associated with occupational injuries and illnesses. Digitized safety audit method like software, meanwhile, is cost-effective, faster, and efficient as we shall shortly see.

2018 210

Top Security Ideas for Businesses You Need to Implement ASAP

Dumb Little Man

An office employee wanders into the wrong area of the building and suffers an injury due to lack of proper safety clothing or equipment. Off-shift vandalism shuts down a factory line for days, costing the organization thousands of dollars. Environmental responsibility and security of materials and equipment, which could pose risks to safety and health. A thief walks through an unlocked door and manages to steal valuable property – money, fixtures and intellectual property.

ASAP 148

3 Simple Ways To Improve Your Piano Skills

Dumb Little Man

By learning the basics of music and the piano at such an early age, I was able to build a foundation for music that lasts a lifetime. Some people wait until they are middle-aged to learn an instrument and that’s okay, too! The cost of this nifty software is only $69.

2017 207

The Rise of Robo Sapiens

Small Business Labs

Atlas - pictured standing quite proudly to the right - is hydraulically powered and equipped with both laser and stereo vision systems.  But robots are becoming more capable and their costs are falling.

2013 198

Fighting Back Against Back Pain

Dumb Little Man

If possible, get help from others or from special equipment to lift heavy objects. Ensuring you have the right equipment for the job can really help. Back Pain Is Costly. But back pain can also cost you your peace of mind and quality of life.

2019 209

Unemployed? Maybe it’s Time to Be Your Own Boss

Tips From T. Marie

Businesses not only see the cost savings of utilizing these virtual service providers, they are starting to realize that it’s possible to find a high level of experience and expertise that they might not be able to find otherwise. These are people that many businesses wouldn’t be able to afford to hire if they had to worry about taxes, benefits and equipment costs. Other states will help with the cost of training and things like having your website built.

2013 144

Effective Employee Orientation

Ian's Messy Desk

Once you’ve found your successful candidate, you need to make sure that they are effectively equipped to hit the ground running in their new position. Keeps the excitement level of the new applicant high: When coming to a new position, new employees are motivated to learn and succeed! The post Effective Employee Orientation appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. How to complete effective employee orientations. Hiring the right candidate is a challenging process.

2013 143

How To Protect Yourself From Counterfeits

Dumb Little Man

What’s the true cost of counterfeits? In developing countries, it is estimated that 10% of health and medical supplies and equipment are counterfeit. It’s also helpful to be more aware of the product’s official logos, packaging, and its retail cost as well.

2019 258

Hydrokinetics: a Huge Source of Renewable Energy You Should Know About

Eco-Office Gals

But this is one source of green energy that you should definitely learn about. There are several different types of devices designed to harness hydrokinetic energy that feature varying levels of efficiency, cost, and environmental impact.

2013 185

How To Boost Your Business with Influence Marketing Chatbots

Dumb Little Man

Machine learning presupposes that chatbots can study and enrich their knowledge. As a result, millions of internet users learned of the brand. Cost effective. Sooner or later, you’ll get tired of writing the same responses so you hire a person to do this for you or you buy additional equipment for that. Even hiring a junior AI developer will cost you more than $1000/mo, let alone seniors who will demand at least $8,000/mo.

2017 157

More on Mobile (Meaning Truck-Based) Commerce

Small Business Labs

  But as we dive deeper into the world of food trucks, we're learning the trend towards mobile,  truck-based commerce is exploding. These cost-efficient trucks allow even the smallest of micro-brewers the ability to use cans instead of bottles. The Can Van brings top of the line equipment and canning specialists directly to breweries, saving them time and money, and giving them access to the growing market for canned craft beer.

2012 140

You're Invited: How to Use The Power of Video to Attract Loyal Paying Clients Who Want You!

Productive & Organized

So if there was a single marketing technique you could leverage more than any other, would it be worth your while to learn it? Businesses simply must learn to leverage video to attract and convert clients, patients and customers. The activity of marketing is undergoing a lot of change.

2012 197

How To Get Started With Your Own Food Truck Business

Dumb Little Man

If you’re looking for a low-cost startup with a high chance for success, food trucks may be the way to go. If you want a new food truck, it can cost less than $100,000. Buy a truck and equipment. Make sure all your equipment works and you are meeting health and safety standards.

2017 207

How to Make Small Business Grow This 2018

Dumb Little Man

Here are the most important factors you need to consider before you can learn how to make small business grow. All costs, such as rent, utilities, staffing, equipment, inventory, insurance, and marketing, should be covered. Before you start, take note of the cost of adopting any technology related services. The year 2018 is unpredictable for many technocrats and entrepreneurs.

2018 131

Give Your Business a Boost with Continuing Education

Tips From T. Marie

So why is it that many of us are more than willing to spend money on software, computer equipment and all the physical trappings of business, but balk at spending anything on learning? When planning your business budget, make sure you include the cost of continuing education.

2011 151

Ultimate travel itinerary

Practically Perfect PA

Additionally if you have equipped your manager with all of the information they need to deal with any emergencies, they will be able to cope without you being there to help, particularly if they are in a different time zone. A lot of the apps are free or only cost a few pounds.

Travel 175

Even Processing Credit Cards Can Be Paperless

Eco-Office Gals

Not having a method to accept payments from these cards could cost you sales. There are no monthly fees that you have to contend with or lease agreements that can tie up your funds for equipment you may or may not use.

Should City Governments and other Businesses look to Virtual Services to Save Money?

Tips From T. Marie

Converting an in-office worker to a telecommuting employee saves money by reducing overhead costs. This option will require the current employee to open their own service based business , but it is generally a very low cost start-up and you could offer to help them get started. Most employees are going to have the equipment needed at home already, a computer, an internet connection and a phone. Are you a current employee interested in learning more about working virtually?

2012 122

Simple Things You Can Do to Go Green in Your Business

Productive & Organized

  I learned this first hand when I spent some time with Karen Hanrahan this past month.    This in the long term, saves you on medical costs and down-time. When purchasing new equipment, pay attention to the energy rating. Reduce -- Reuse -- Recycle. 

2011 198

Coaching vs. Consulting vs. Training vs. Freelancing: Which One Is Best For You?

The Solopreneur Life

Consultants are better equipped with analytical versus counseling skills. The curvatures represent the learning curve. Note that the learning curve is easiest for the freelancer, who can start using his skills now; the hardest learning curve is for the trainer.

2010 285

How Augmented Reality Is Changing The Game

Dumb Little Man

If you have a classroom that lacks tools and equipment to conduct biology experiments, students can still get a virtual reality version of a lesson for a fraction of the cost. Learn more about augmented reality vs virtual reality from this infographic! When was the last time you went out to upgrade your smartphone? When you did, you probably had the option to purchase a virtual reality headset.

2017 151

Are Administrative Assistants Being Phased Out?

Office Dynamics

This may be a valid concern; after all, much of the work done by administrative assistants in the past can now be accomplished by office automation equipment or advances in technology software. Many software platforms offer free or low-cost classes through the internet. Additionally, read articles and publications relevant to your industry, to keep your knowledge fresh, and take advantage of free or low-cost training or seminars in your area.

2013 112

Frustration – the secret to ultra-successful creative business

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

That’s why entrepreneurs can learn a lot from observing successful artists, no matter what material or medium either party might use to make their art. I learned something game-changing about business and creativity, from the most bizarre source imaginable.

2010 102

Travel Tips for Your Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event

Office Dynamics

Share Ground Transportation: Sharing a taxi or town car with other attendees from your organization may be a cost effective alternative. Equipment does burn out or needs maintenance. The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel! Tips for the Tourist in All of Us.

Small Business Start-Up Idea – T-Shirt Design | THE SMALL BUSINESS.

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. This will need to be designed, printed and distributed – all of which costs money. E-Mail me or follow me.

2008 199

List of 50 Great Word Games for Kids and Adults

Daily Writing Tips

Crosswords are great if you want to learn new words and definitions, or (at the cryptic end of the scale) if you enjoy playing with words and language. These can be quite involved and complex, and they can be a great way to learn the skills of telling a long, detailed story (e.g.

2019 113

Accounting Tips for New Small Business Owners

Small Business CEO

What you’re going to learn here is the real fundamental basics – things you have to do no matter how many apps you have, or proprietary accounting software you’ve bought. Input your receipts for the day, your labor costs, payouts, etc.

2013 95

Why You Should Embrace ‘Icky’ Sales and Marketing

Men With Pens

I learned this lesson long ago, and now it’s time for you to learn it too: If you don’t 150% believe that what you have to offer is worth someone’s money, then you’re going to feel unsure, uncertain and under-confident. It’s a word that makes me shudder.

2012 80

Can a Small Business CEO Have a Vocational Degree?

Small Business CEO

Cost – Tuition and fee costs are far lower than a four year institution. A vocational program gets the students working with the equipment their future profession requires right away.

2011 89

Why Your Small Business Needs A SWOT

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. E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer!

2010 176

Administrative Professionals Conference or Training Event Travel Tips

Office Dynamics

Share Ground Transportation: Sharing a taxi or town car with other attendees from your organization may be a cost effective alternative. Equipment does burn out or needs maintenance. The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel! Tips for the Tourist in All of Us.

Small Business World News Round-up - 2009/11/10

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. Small Business Crunches Numbers : Small business has fought the health-care bill as too costly.

2009 158

Small Business Bootstrapping Techniques | 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. Q & A: What does “Fixed Costs” mean and why should they be as low as possible in a Small Business?

2007 208

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Pay attention or it could cost your company money. It was going to cost our company $5,000 plus in cancellation fees. There were charges for audio visual equipment that we never ordered.

2010 141