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.  The report chart below highlights the forecast that the number of U.S.

2016 91

The Top Advantages of E-Learning You Might Not Know About

Dumb Little Man

With the advent of the internet and everything being almost fully available online, learning has changed. Now, almost anybody can easily learn even the most difficult skill right from the couch! Along the years, many remote learning centers have developed complete e-learning models with no brick and mortar school affiliated at all. This is why many people choose e-learning. What Exactly Is E-Learning? E-Learning Broken Down By Type.

2018 144

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10 Best Mobile Apps to Learn English

Daily Writing Tips

If you’re learning English as a second language, you might want some extra help and support beyond your regular lessons. Alternatively, you might decide to dispense with lessons altogether and learn from websites or apps. Cost: Varies, but if you want to pay monthly, it’s $12.95/month.

2019 107

How I Learned to Save Hundreds of Dollars Per Year By Not Taking Sales at Face Value

Dumb Little Man

In fact, they’ll usually have lots of features missing or be very limited, costing you more money in the long run. Read the reviews on Amazon, but also look at non-profits like Consumer Reports for more unbiased views. We all have that one friend who likes to tell tall tales.

2018 217

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » American consumers report.

Service Untitled

Home About Service Untitled Subscribe for Free Consulting Contact Archives American consumers report downward trends in customer service satisfaction Cheryl September 13, 2010 Customer Satisfaction , Customer Service No Comments Empathica Inc.,

2010 54

The Trend Towards US Manufacturing

Small Business Labs

Reports and Resources Intuit 2020 Research Report Todays Hobbyists are Tomorrows Hobbypreneurs Homepreneurs: A Vital Economic Force Research Brief - Small Business Credit Outlook The Economic Stimulus Package: Whats in it for Growing Businesses? becoming more cost effective.

2010 254

The Charge: Your Emotions – The Cost: Your Job

The Office Professionals Place

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 The Charge: Your Emotions – The Cost: Your Job I was reading a blog today about how a boss and an employee got into a heated argument that started in a morning meeting and then escalated into the afternoon.

2010 141

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. Simply report it and go on about your schedule. I have been hosting the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence for 25 years.

2018 190

The Most Important Trait To Boost Your Productivity


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

Personal Injury Claims After A Car Accident

Dumb Little Man

Car crashes also cost $43 billion each year in lost wages, medical bills and property damage. The most commonly reported accident injuries resulting from car crashes are: 1. Ambulance Costs. Cost Of Alternative Transportation. How To Learning Money

2017 161

5 Tips for Productivity, Organizing and Changing Your Life

Productive & Organized

The Wall Street Journal reported that the average person spends over 150 hours per year just looking for information.    If your business is not effectively organized, it’s costing you money.    Interruptions Cost You More Than You Think!

2010 225 Audio Service Shuts Down - Lessons We Can Learn on Customer Service & Not Counting on One Platform

Productive & Organized

Friday night I learned that one of my favorite pod-casting sites, , was shutting down.    I was hit by the lack of customer service too, but we can certainly learn from this story; so that is what I'm going to share today. Provide Customer Service Even If The Service You Are Providing is No Cost. Lesson #1: When you are giving away your teleseminars, e-books or special reports, what kind of service are you delivering to your customers? 

2012 137

Is There A Social Impact To Mixing Business And Medicine?

Dumb Little Man

Unfortunately this has proven to be a very costly solution to administering healthcare to people. Lots of medications and treatments are developed by researchers in the United States, funded by the costs of selling medications and treatments that have already been used successfully.

2020 190

To Be CEO – Let Go!

Step It Up VA Coaching

If the extra time spent bringing your team member up to speed is what is keeping you from delegating, think of that time as a wise and cost effective investment, spread out over how ever many times the task will need to be done in the future. If you want to claim your role as CEO, learn to let go. Visit [link] to receive the free report, Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid in Creating a 6-Figure VA Business. by Donna Toothaker.

2011 136

the fisher price concept

Job Advice Blog

Clients come to understand why the typical strategies in finding a job so often fail, and learn what to do instead, why, and how, yet never hiding or sacrificing who they are. Sign up for her free newsletter and receive a comprehensive resume report in return!

2010 151

5 Remote Collaboration Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Dumb Little Man

As reported by Forbes, 73% of millennials are engaged in freelancing. The SHRM Employees Benefits Report 2019 shows that more than half of the organizations (57%) offer remote working hours. Many organizations outsource their projects to low-cost regions.

2020 222

The Decline of Employee Training & The Rise of Side Gigs

Small Business Labs

It comes from the 2015 Economic Report of the President  (page 147), which is prepared annually by the President's Council of Economic Advisers for Congress. In this case companies are shifting the risks and costs associated with job training to individuals.

2015 242

Simple Money Hacks That Every Millennial Needs To Know

Dumb Little Man

If the media reports, editorials, and advice columns are to be believed, millennials can leave a lot to be desired when it comes to saving and spending money wisely. Take the monthly cost of the service and divide this by the amount of times you use it per month.

2019 233

How to Find an Affordable Engagement Ring — Without Sacrificing Quality

Dumb Little Man

A great place to start is checking that your jewelers can verify they’re all selling you natural, untreated diamonds and that all of their stones are independently certified by a lab and come with a grading report. And check that they share those reports. Learn some insider secrets.

2019 182

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

Practically Perfect PA giveaway: The Roomex winner is…

Practically Perfect PA

In addition to the cost savings Roomex is designed to save time for bookers with our personalised booking flow, meaning reservations are confirmed in under 60 seconds. Best of all Roomex is available at no cost, with no contract and absolutely no catch. Learn more.

2016 130

How to Handle Work Guilt

Jen Lawrence

However, due to the climbing cost of living, we have more people in the workforce who are working longer hours to make ends meet, which is resulting in less time at home with our loved ones. For example, if you have reports due at the end of every quarter, let your family know!

2019 62

The Rise of the Skills Training/Job Placement Industry

Small Business Labs

Corporation report increasing problems finding qualified people. According  According to a recent survey by the employment consulting group Manpower , companies are facing a "crippling talent shortage" At the same time, many people report being unable to find work.

2015 203

What To Do If A Doctor Makes a Medical Mistake

Dumb Little Man

If you’re injured due to a surgeon’s mistake or negligence, you should report this issue to the surgeon right away. If you have Medicaid plans, which provide health coverage for low-income individuals, you can use it to lower your costs and get health coverage. Report.

Creating More Profits: 3 Essential Areas to Focus On

Office Organization Success

One of the ways I do this (in fact it plays a major role in my business) is to produce a monthly Cash Flow Projection report that gives me the big picture for the year. Advertising/Marketing Streams – where do you currently advertise your business and how much is it costing you?

2015 199

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

Five Reasons Why Attending Live Events is a Must

Step It Up VA Coaching

For those who work virtually, and even some who don’t, we can easily get stuck in a comfort zone of learning and networking solely by email, phone, teleclasses, and internet and don’t always find a way to get out to a live marketing, networking, or educational event or workshop. And there’s SO much more that one can get out of a live event that you can’t get from online networking and learning. Get motivated and inspired and learn. by Donna Toothaker.

2012 201

Why Your Organization Should Invest In An HR Management System

Dumb Little Man

Employee training programs range from educational programs to guiding new employees to learn how to use the various features in the HR management system. Reducing Business Costs. Undoubtedly, this software can reduce administrative costs, enhance productivity, and improve efficiency.

2018 224

Preventing Phishing With Education

Dumb Little Man

This is due to the cost of cleaning up the attack, which is also difficult and time consuming, as well as the cost of reputational damage, which can be ongoing. See Also: The Cost of Email Phishing.

2020 226

How Can I Earn Extra Income For Less than $100?

The Solopreneur Life

Use a decent low cost theme, like a $10 theme. Let me explain… If someone is reading a comments section on the internet and they see a link and it’s obvious that it goes to some sort of affiliate product or a sales page, they will usually report your post.

2019 154

Preventing Employee Turnover With Better Benefits

Dumb Little Man

It can lead to increased costs for the companies they leave behind. Turnover cost businesses $600 billion in 2018 alone. While wages were up 3.1%, the cost of living has been outpacing wage growth by 14% on average.

2019 172

The 5 Eco Gadgets That Will Save Your Money

Eco-Office Gals

Surge suppressors allow you to shut off everything plugged into them at once, stopping phantom energy loads that cost you money. The Nest Learning Thermostat — $250. You can also view a detailed report of your energy usage and savings online.

2013 208

"The Venture Capitalizaton of Belonging"

Small Business Labs

" The broader point of the article is that the new wave of clubs need to charge high prices because they are ventured backed, have lots of amenities and high costs. This is because solopreneurs, remote worker and home-based workers report loneliness and lack of belonging among their biggest work challenges.   It's an extension of a Harvard Divinity School report that looked at declining church membership. So we will continue tracking and reporting on this topic.

2019 78

How To Grow Your Startup

Dumb Little Man

Although it may seem like it will cost extra, it will actually save you time for more constructive tasks. See Also: Avoid Decision Fatigue: Learn The Steps for Effective Delegation. Starting your own business can be really exciting.

2018 246

How to Increase Shopify Sales with The 5 Best Tools for Beginners

Dumb Little Man

In fact, StatisticBrain reports that startup mortality rate after 10 years in business is at a massive 71%. Learning how to increase Shopify sales will give you a great advantage over more than 500,000 Shopify users across 175 countries. It lets you sell licensed pop-culture merchandise to fans across the US using a dropship model at no cost to you. Delivery performance reporting. Reports in MailChimp dashboard.

2018 150

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

Tips From T. Marie

Here in North Carolina , like many places across the country, it’s been that way for a while, so when Charlotte’s WCNC news desk reported the fact that several hundred finance workers lost their jobs last Friday, it was like adding insult to injury. 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. Feel free to email me to learn more. ).

2013 137

SMART objectives for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

To complete a training course on web analytics and optimisation so that I can report on the data in a useful and meaningful way for the business to improve it’s online marketing and content. A database to be created and maintained so that travel costs are collected and reported monthly.

2013 265

Sustainable Business Practices for 6 Popular Industries

Eco-Office Gals

Moreover, such institutions can use their own projects and initiatives as a means of providing genuine learning opportunities for their students as well as the surrounding communities. Installing energy efficient windows in classrooms also cuts heating and cooling costs, and, in some cases, students can be brought outdoors for their daily education. According to some reports, a typical patrol car only averages 13 miles to the gallon.

2016 143

Five Reasons Why Attending Live Events is a Must

Step It Up VA Coaching

For those who work virtually, and even some who don’t, we can easily get stuck in a comfort zone of learning and networking solely by email, phone, teleclasses, and internet and don’t always find a way to get out to a live marketing, networking, or educational event or workshop. And there’s SO much more that one can get out of a live event that you can’t get from online networking and learning. Get motivated and inspired and learn. by Donna Toothaker.

2011 138

Will the New Artisan Economy Save the Middle Class?

Small Business Labs

 Key quote: The multi-trillionfold decline in the cost of computing since the 1970s has created enormous incentives for employers to substitute increasingly cheap and capable computers for expensive labor.  For more on this topic, see our Artisan Economy category or the 2008 research report The New Artisan Economy. How Technology Wreaks the Middle Class covers the growing concern that automation and technology is replacing many middle class jobs.

2013 188

Fighting Back Against Back Pain

Dumb Little Man

Back Pain Is Costly. Lower back pain costs Americans $100 billion per year and half of people of working age report having missed work because of it. But back pain can also cost you your peace of mind and quality of life.

2019 211

Even Processing Credit Cards Can Be Paperless

Eco-Office Gals

Not having a method to accept payments from these cards could cost you sales. However, you don’t have to be drawn into a merchant account for credit card processing that uses paper receipts, a bulky device at the register and paper monthly reports sent to you in the mail.

Getting the Most Out of Your Next Performance Evaluation

Office Dynamics

Learning is always a win-win for an employee & manager and progress is easily tracked. Serve as department liaison and attend or participate in company-wide committee meetings to stay up to date on new policies and announcements and report back to manager and department.

2018 186