How CBD Has Improved the Medical Industry

Dumb Little Man

Unfortunately, being pain-free comes at a cost. He became interested in it after learning about the use of cannabis as a treatment for seizure years ago. CBD and Its Effects on Today’s Health Industry. A lot of people live their daily lives in severe pain.

Using Machine Learning and AI for Productivity In The Workplace

Dumb Little Man

AI tools such as Deloitte’s LaborWise can provide managers with analytics to recognize high-cost locations, roadblocks and even supply information about which departments are overworked or understaffed. Learning with AI.

2020 229

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Sustainable Business Practices for 6 Popular Industries

Eco-Office Gals

In fact, it’s an initiative that can be adopted by many different companies in nearly every industry imaginable. Despite the troublesome news, there are several ways the construction industry can reduce and minimize their overall waste. Waste management is another industry that could use some improvement in their sustainability strategies. The lean methodology outlines a set of seven wasteful practices that are actually common among many different industries.

2016 143

The Rise of the Skills Training/Job Placement Industry

Small Business Labs

In response to this problem a rapidly growing industry focused on providing skills training and job placement has emerged. Korfu's three-and-a-half week course costs $2,750 and General Assembly's 8-10 week intensive classes cost between $8,000 and $12,000. 

2015 203

Is the Declining Cost of Distance The Next Megatrend?

Small Business Labs

Bain's Spatial Economics: The Declining Cost of Distance  suggests that an array of new technologies "have pushed the cost of distance to the tipping point" - and will lead to major changes in business and society in the near future.

2016 73

3 Uses of Precision Motion Control in the Food and Beverage Industry

Small Business CEO

The food and beverage industry is incredibly lucrative , thus presenting many opportunities for streamlining existing processes in innovative ways. … Economy & Environment food and beverage industry industrial technology precision motion control

2017 59

5 reasons to learn a foreign language to further your career

Practically Perfect PA

Learning a new language takes time and dedication, but the development of smartphone technology has brought new opportunities to fit learning into your daily routine. With so many opportunities at your fingertips, there has never been a better time to learn a new language.

2015 182

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 254

What are MOOCs and Just in Time Learning?

Small Business Labs

Rule #1 in the trends industry - you can't have a trend without a descriptive buzzword and/or acronym. The site is used by 6 million unique students each month (about 45 million total over the last 12 months), who have collectively solved more than 750 million problems (about 2 million a day), and the material, which is provided at no cost, is (formally or informally) part of the curriculum in 20,000 classrooms around the world. 

2012 141

What Solopreneurs Can Learn from ING’s Failed Trademark Efforts

The Solopreneur Life

Despite ING’s arguments to the contrary, the USPTO concluded that “‘person to person payments’ is well-established in the financial payments industry as a term of art with specific meaning identical to the usage that applicant intends.” While ING no doubt has plenty of funds to risk the filing fees and attorneys’ fees involved in filing for registration and appealing a denial, for most solopreneurs the clearance and filing costs alone can be a critical investment.

2011 140

What Solopreneurs Can Learn from ING’s Failed Trademark Efforts

The Solopreneur Life

Despite ING’s arguments to the contrary, the USPTO concluded that “‘person to person payments’ is well-established in the financial payments industry as a term of art with specific meaning identical to the usage that applicant intends.” While ING no doubt has plenty of funds to risk the filing fees and attorneys’ fees involved in filing for registration and appealing a denial, for most solopreneurs the clearance and filing costs alone can be a critical investment.

2011 136

Choosing Administrative Training That’s Right for You

Office Dynamics

The challenge may come when you realize there are a plethora of training programs, conferences, webinars and other learning events for administrative assistants and executive assistants. Our conference and World Class Assistant™ our very different learning events.

The Potential Customer just Walked – How Much did it cost you.

Make or Break Moments

Posted by Deborah Chaddock Brown on January 7, 2010 under Connecting Moments , Customer Moments , making a difference | Read the First Comment What is the cost of a lost customer? I learned today from CustServ that the cost of lost customers equals 338.5 The article details the survey particulars (about 500 people per country surveyed), the worst hit industries, what ticked customers off and what set businesses apart. How much is that costing you?

2010 130

Going green at work? Good practices start at home!

Practically Perfect PA

However, we can use what we learn at home to save money at work – here are some tips that will help you become more environmentally friendly both at work and at home! Lower-cost tip. Medium cost tips. Higher-cost tips.

2013 216

10 Best Sites for Free and Paid Online Courses

Dumb Little Man

One of the most significant benefits of today’s advanced technologies is the access to endless learning opportunities. Just a quick search on the internet and you’ll find tons of online learning platforms available at your fingertips. They can help you learn a new skill or perfect an existing skill. Because the number of options can be a bit overwhelming, we went ahead and put together this list of the best websites for online learning. College Learning Technology

2018 167

Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

We had an incredible webinar event with over 1,300 assistants registered to learn more about why, as an administrative professional, they should consider a career certification. Private colleges may seem expensive but they offer many scholarships to help offset this cost.

2015 247

Some training suggestions for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

There should be some training that relates to you directly, will improve your skills or will help you learn more about the business. If it does then ask to attend their initial training sessions on the industry.

What Can We Learn from Facebook and Google When it comes to Attracting Talent

Office Dynamics

In fact, the Googleplex is almost a mini community in itself, and whilst most companies might find this a little extreme, there are certainly valuable lessons to be learned from it. Facebook also uses similar ideas and strategies in order to attract the best talent in the industry, and in fact, there is quite a lot of cross-over of personal between Google and Facebook.

2013 116

Continuing Education: How HR Managers Can Help

Office Dynamics

The simplest way to help your employees continue their education and grow within their chosen industry is by hiring a certification instructor. Certification programs vary from industry to industry , but most programs are flexible to the needs of their working students.

2015 165

The Most Important Trait To Boost Your Productivity

Productivityist

The key to advanced productivity lies in the power of learning. Back in 2011, I took the time to learn new techniques in Microsoft Excel through a course. The methods I learned there have gave me greater confidence and speed (i.e. The value of learning is very clear.

2015 107

Self-directed Learning Puts Experts At Your Fingertips

45 Things

If you ever feel as if the demands of your job and your industry are moving too fast to keep on top and maintain your sanity, you''re not alone. That''s why self-directed learning is gaining momentum.

2014 65

Top 5 Biz-to-Biz Sales Tips

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. You need to convince them that you can help cut costs or beat the competition. E-Mail me or follow me.

2010 164

Should I get certified as an administrative professional?

Office Dynamics

Today’s garage startups will be the industry standard next year. You may need to split costs with your employer, such as using vacation to attend a conference they pay for, etc.

Is There A Social Impact To Mixing Business And Medicine?

Dumb Little Man

Prior to industrialization, medicine was something that was practiced by many different people with many different outcomes. Unfortunately this has proven to be a very costly solution to administering healthcare to people. In the early 2000s, a set of two EpiPens cost under $100.

2020 190

Going green at work? Good practices start at home!

Practically Perfect PA

However, we can use what we learn at home to save money at work – here are some tips that will help you become more environmentally friendly both at work and at home! Lower-cost tip. Medium cost tips. Higher-cost tips.

2013 130

Going green at work? Good practices start at home!

Practically Perfect PA

However, we can use what we learn at home to save money at work – here are some tips that will help you become more environmentally friendly both at work and at home! Lower-cost tip. Medium cost tips. Higher-cost tips.

2013 130

Ultralight Versus Lean Startups

Small Business Labs

  A lean startup uses open source technologies and other low cost products to keep their burn rate low.    The term and methods have been widely adopted in Silicon Valley and his blog, Lessons Learned , has become a Mecca for software and web entrepreneurs.    If you read articles on lean startups, you will learn about agile programming methods, open source tools and rapid code development. 

2010 139

Small Business World News Round-up - 2009/11/03

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. has improved in the wake of the economic revival, says a survey by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

2009 164

Your career and pizza - Part 1

ProAssisting Blog

A recent college grad trying to break into their chosen industry as an assistant could cut down the learning curve, build trust quickly and easily prove themselves IF they had the proper assistant training.

2010 769

Guest Blogger: David B. Wright, Author

The Office Professionals Place

Youve posted your resume on all the top job boards plus the various industry-focused and niche job sites related to your type of work. And youve been following all the best career advice and job search tips youve read, heard, learned, and developed.

2009 141

How to Implement a Zero Waste Business Strategy

Eco-Office Gals

Companies that reduce or eliminate this line item from their budgets put themselves in a far better position to compete, no matter their industry. Even if companies choose to focus only on the cost savings, the rest is the icing on the cake.

2020 186

10 Steps to Start Importing from China

Small Business CEO

A small mistake can be a costly one when it comes to importing goods from anywhere in the world. Get it right the first time by choosing carefully and only purchasing items in an industry you are familiar with. Exporting goods is a big industry in China, and just like here in the U.S.

2012 74

Adjusting Your Business Mindset for the AI Economy

Dumb Little Man

Saying this, if business owners act now in sharpening their learning inclination, there could be endless possibilities of success to reap from by the time the AI economy takes off. Think about the big picture, define your success, and learn as you go along to integrate AI into your business.

2019 187

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 231

15 Benefits to Outsource Document Management

Dumb Little Man

Most, if not all, outsourcing companies can provide the equivalent level of effectiveness in services at a much lower cost. It’s a cost-effective strategy that allows small to large businesses to save and make use of their budgets in more critical areas of the company.

2019 250

Saving Post-Acute Care For Future Generations

Dumb Little Man

Medicaid reimbursement rates, on the other hand, fall short of the actual cost of care in many facilities. Because the banking industry was largely unregulated, keeping it in a savings account was risky. As the age-care industry continued to grow, the need for regulations became clear.

2020 180

Good Practices for A Successful Dropshipping Business In 2019

Dumb Little Man

The pixel learns and, in time, finding the same niche customer became easier. The high return shipping costs makes returning the product to the shipper unviable. The return shipping costs are high.

2019 167

The Rise of Robo Sapiens

Small Business Labs

The robotics industry continues to grow, innovate and create new products.  But robots are becoming more capable and their costs are falling.   A good example is Baxter, a general purpose industrial robot from ReThink Robotics.

2013 190

Bootstrapping Your Business: One Founder’s Journey to Self-Financing

Dumb Little Man

That means that every cost to the business — from research and development, product design, office space, and wages — all have to come out of your own pocket. A business that is bootstrapped often does so because its particular industry doesn’t recognize its value.

2019 186

Managers, Can You Hear Me Now?: Hard-Hitting Lessons on How to Get Real Results

Ian's Messy Desk

Among the most prominent architects of the wireless communications industry, the former Verizon Wireless president and CEO has had one of the most remarkable careers in modern business. Strigl shares all the skills and techniques he used to build Verizon into one of the greatest growth companies in any industry. You’ll learn how to: Create a corporate culture where trust, respect, and integrity flourish — and employees and customers alike are appropriately served.

2013 133

5 Reasons Your Business Idea Is Rubbish

Dumb Little Man

Many industries require big investment in machinery, technology and people just to get started. The most common barrier though, is the cost of being heard. Learning ABOUT your business whilst also learning how to run it might just be a stretch too far.

2017 169

Why Certification and a Designation are Important for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Besides the actual skills and competencies you learn through a certification program, it also demonstrates to those around you that you can set goals and achieve objectives – you can be trusted to go the distance. Today’s garage startups will be the industry standard next year.

2019 219

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

Tips From T. Marie

Virtual office managers, virtual assistants, online technology assistants, are just a few of the titles for a new and growing industry of individuals providing business to business services without ever leaving their own homes. 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.

2013 137