The Trend Towards US Manufacturing

Small Business Labs

Blog powered by TypePad Member since 01/2005 « Non-Mortgage Debt and Working in Retirement | Main | Foreign Born in the U.S.  discusses the increasing and hidden costs of manufacturing in China, resulting in manufacturing in the U.S. becoming more cost effective.

2010 255

Can Vocational Training Help In Redefining Success?

Dumb Little Man

For decades, the advice was the same: Get an education, graduate, get a job, get married, buy a house, start a family, work until you are 65, and then retire comfortably. The cost of getting a college education has gone out of hand. Learning Success

2019 200

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How to Appreciate the Pain of Financial Problems

Dumb Little Man

There are ramifications to our actions, and experiencing pain may be one’s only mechanism to learn what not to do. This point isn’t an endorsement of pain as much as it is an acknowledgment that pain is sometimes one’s preferred method of learning. Money Learning Failure

2011 285

Simple Money Hacks That Every Millennial Needs To Know

Dumb Little Man

With many of us held captive to large student loans and ever-increasing living costs, it isn’t uncommon to find ourselves with $5 left in our bank accounts at the end of the week and with little to show for it. If the cost-per-use is pretty high, then unsubscribing is a safe bet.

2019 231

What Does It Really Mean to Be Proactive at Work?

Eat Your Career

When you’re proactive, you keep your car running smoothly and prevent costly repairs. It’s like waiting to put your seat belt on until you see an accident about to happen or waiting until the day you retire to start saving for retirement.

2019 196

Free Blog Posts | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Time to think about the retirement fund.&# “We get to retire? No one ever told me that…&# We both know there’s no retirement fund in what we do. That’s like being able to attend a workshop given by an expert authority three times a week and learn how to improve your business without paying a penny. We want you to learn, to better your business, to succeed. Businesspeople understand investment, as opposed to cost.

2009 56

How Do I Manage My Expenses After Getting Married?

Dumb Little Man

But there are some tricky avenues of a new marriage to tackle, such as learning to live with each other’s house-habits. Starting a family – As of 2017, the average cost of raising a child from birth to eighteen years old was $233,610. Learn how to problem-solve effectively.

How to Budget Using the 50/20/30 Rule

Dumb Little Man

You might feel like you’re too young to be saving up for your retirement but time flies so fast and before you know it, you haven’t saved enough for your future. Learn about the different ways to grow your money, aside from just keeping it in your bank.

Budget 271

Playing Great Defense With Money

Dumb Little Man

Gaining financial independence won’t happen overnight, nor will it happen only by knowing how to cut costs. Defense is where you learn what you truly need and hone your sense of discipline. The really good business manager doesn’t wake up in the morning and say ‘Today I am going to cut costs’ any more than he wakes up and decides to practice breathing.” -Warren Buffett. If you cut costs, you immediately keep that money. See Also: 5 Ways to Cut Down on Your TV Costs.

2017 162

Overqualified and Interviewing

Office Dynamics

I have applied for positions I was overqualified for and thankful for what I learned from them. Seeking better benefits; health, retirement, education assistance or flexible schedule. All career and even personal interests are learning experiences if you choose to accept them that way.

Can You Guess the 2 Most Powerful Words in Advertising?

The Solopreneur Life

He worked for 40 years at BBDO, one of the nation’s largest ad agencies, and he was BBDO’s vice president when he retired. You Could Learn A Lot From A Dummy – Public Service Announcement. • J ohn Caples was a legendary ad executive and copywriter.

2014 232

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

Tips From T. Marie

The article discussed how the City of Hickory, NC proposed offering early retirement to 84 of their employees. Reading the details of what would be offered in exchange for taking the early retirement deal didn’t really strike me as a wonderful option for those 84 people., Converting an in-office worker to a telecommuting employee saves money by reducing overhead costs. Are you a current employee interested in learning more about working virtually?

2012 122

5 Reasons Being Self Employed Sucks

Productivity Bits

The most difficult part of dealing with an unsteady income is learning how to manage your money. Retirement Benefits. Contributions to a retirement plan are usually matched by an employer, and many businesses offer pensions and other benefits to ease the transition into old age. While the self-employed can invest in a tax-sheltered, individual retirement account, there are no matching contributions made from an outside benefactor.

2011 197

How To Make The Gig Economy Work For You

Dumb Little Man

Fifty years ago, the expectation was that you would be in the same job until you retire. That’s much less people getting their retirement money and financial security from private US firms. This means less buying power despite increased cost of living.

2017 215

Important Tips for Safe Online Dating

Dumb Little Man

In fact, romance scams cost victims seven times more than traditional online scams on average. The average cost of an online romance scam is $2600. The cost of the average romance scam for septuagenarians is $10,000. Can online dating be done safely?

2020 162

Why Your Office Needs a Green Workplace Policy

Eco-Office Gals

There are a variety of reasons to implement such a green policy, and if you’re looking to do so, ways to do it simply and without great cost. Jessica Watts is a retired secretary and avid blogger. To learn lots more, just go to the Electricity in Alberta site.

Why Your Employer Wants You to Be Healthy

On The Job

No one retires wishing they''d spent more time at their desk," says John Morrey, vice president and general manager of Expedia. Stress increases health risks, unhealthy workers are less productive and engaged, and they drive up health-care costs, experts say.

2013 194

6 Tips to Help You Get a Pay Raise

On The Job

You're not going to be able to save for retirement, send your kids to college or keep up with inflation. As the job market heats up, that may spur your boss into giving you a bigger annual raise just to avoid losing you, which can be costly. It's time to ask for a pay raise.

2015 203

How to Know When to Quit

Dumb Little Man

We're often encouraged, from an early age, to stick with our projects at all costs – even when we're totally fed up. If all you can think about is the day when you'll finally graduate from college, or finally retire, then it's worth thinking about whether this is the right course for you.

2010 285

Soaring with the Cloud - Free Online Virtual Summit

Small Business Labs

Cloud computing lowers capital cost requirements, turns fixed costs into variable costs and provides small businesses the ability to easily scale their business up, and down, with demand.    Click here to learn more and register. 

2010 138

About Dementia: The Silent Epidemic

Dumb Little Man

Today, most people live well beyond childhood, their childbearing years, and even retirement. The most basic care can cost $70,000 per year. Learn more about the need for better dementia care from this infographic!

2018 178

CEOs Believe Technology is Rising in Importance

Small Business Labs

Blog powered by TypePad Member since 01/2005 « Learning From Large Corporation CEOs | Main | The Structural Shift to a Contingent Workforce » June 02, 2010 CEOs Believe Technology is Rising in Importance OK, that technology is getting more important is not new news. 

2010 178

What is Freelance Camp?

Small Business Labs

  Space is generally limited and costs low.    Freelance Camp SF cost $30 and sold out.    We'll post some of our learnings from Freelance Camp later this week.

2010 146

Recruiting talented employees to enhance customer service

Service Untitled

Since it’s a reality that it costs money to hire and train the best of the best, shouldn’t we be doing everything we can to recognize and celebrate accomplishments – much as we would want done to us as we reach new milestones?

Why the world’s greatest coaching sales strategy isn’t working for me anymore

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

But it’s time for it to be retired… The Clarity Couch was fantastic for business. And that’s why it’s time to retire it. So I’m retiring the Clarity Couch, but that brings us to the next question: What to do instead?

2013 67

Are Your Friends Sabotaging Your Business?

Men With Pens

So when she sent me this guest post that outlines some of her learning curve lessons as a new freelancer, I was thrilled – here was someone who’d gone from zero to being a confident writer who could stand up for herself, and for her business.

2011 88

Administrative Assistant Conference Executive Perspective

Office Dynamics

During Mike’s 11-year tenure as CEO, Humana has gained a reputation as the industry’s leading people-focused innovator, leveraging products, processes and technology to deliver lower costs and a superior health-plan experience for Humana’s 10 million medical plan members and 7 million specialty members nationwide. He is on the board of the Business Roundtable and past chairman of the organization’s Health and Retirement Task Force. Welcome to our Speaker Series!

2012 100

Work-Life Balance 2.0 and Small Business | 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. Ian Wilson THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG » Blog Archive » Ready To Retire Right Now?

2007 216

New Small Business Startup Idea: Virtual Import/Export Assistant.

The Small Business Blog

Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Other than that your setup cost should be low, if you have computer, ADSL, and telephone.

2007 199

On the Outside Looking In

Laughing all the Way to Work

Being a member is not only a great place for networking, but for mentoring and learning of jobs in your area. You will be challenged to learn new software skills or hone the ones you have. Or because they cost too much? In Ontario, Canada, it is no longer mandatory to retire at 65 years of age and the baby boomers are fast approaching this age. In 1985 I left the office to be a stay-at-home mom.

2008 100

Social Impact of Working From Home | 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. On the other hand we are less mobile, less communicate on work less learn about the experiences of colleagues.

2007 199

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 6 Questions to Increase your.

On The Job

It means that if you make a mistake, “you say what you did and what you learned from it and what you’ll do differently in the future,” she says. The fact is, the one who personally commits to open honesty, no matter what the cost, will always come out ahead.

2010 151

Why Good Copywriting Goes Bad: Ignorance | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Later they learned that in Africa illiteracy is high, so companies put pictures on the product labels to show what’s inside. You have to be a pregnant woman in the morning and a retired trucker in the afternoon. Recover from mistakes and learn from them.

2010 87

Will This Tough Job Market Change Generation Y?

On The Job

Roberta, Hopefully, everyone -- no matter the age -- will learn important lessons such as being more resourceful, networking and being resilient. We can learn so much from history, but as soon as things start to do well again, we seem to forget everything we learned.

2009 130

8 tips to help you find your way in this tough job market

On The Job

It not only drives down recruitment costs for employers because they are sharing resources, but candidates have access to more opportunities through a job search program known as UnitedWeWork. million people who are 65 and older are going to go ahead and retire.

2009 130

Not all accountants are created equal (how do you choose an.

The Small Business Blog

Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Low cost accountants may not always mean that quality of services is lower. E-Mail me or follow me.

2006 207

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Book Review: The Retail Doctor's.

Service Untitled

Expressive : Spontaneous, good negotiator,and learns by doing. The woman was retired, on a fixed income and now had a new puppy. Jane replied by asking me, ‘How much would it cost me?’

2010 52

Clever Marketing by Kitchen Table Business | 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. A lot can be learned here and if you have similar stories, why not tell us about them?

2007 141

Which Person Would You Talk To?

Men With Pens

Here’s your retirement cheque, go build your house, put in a pool, and stay with your girlfriend for the rest of your life,&# then I would probably kill myself. I saw E.Gilbert’s TED talk shortly before I learned I suffered from Bipolar Disorder and what she said resounded so true it was scary. I do want to learn more about what you mean with offshore work… expand? Reply Kelly December 2, 2009 at 12:40 pm James, Which you insisted I learn how to order.

2009 47