Mon.Jul 02, 2012

Employers Hire the Best: Is That You?

Job Advice Blog

No employer is seeking to hire Mr. Average. All employers seek the exceptional and the very best. But how do you convince them that you are the ideal candidate? And how do you beat your competition for this one job? Most candidates approach the interview similar to a test. For many, this is the logical [.]. Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice interview preparation interview tips Job Interview Coaching Job Search

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The Rise of Gourmet Food Trucks

Small Business Labs

The chart below shows the stunning growth in the number of Google hits for the search term "food trucks" over the last 4 years.       I even had to cheat a bit on the chart to get the 83,000 hits in 2008-2009 to show up.

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Cloud computing, your business and your customers – the four things you need to know

The Small Business Blog

Many of you will know that the founder of this blog Stefan Töpfer, founded and is steadily building, Winweb, a cloud computing firm. I have known Stefan for a while now after I interviewed him for a book, Rare Business (you can buy a copy here) that I wrote in 2010. Since then I have…

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Just Because it Looks Scary, Doesn't Mean You Shouldn't Try It

Productive & Organized

" Everyone has a 'risk muscle.' ' You keep it in shape by trying new things. If you don't, it atrophies. Make a point of using it at least once a day." " ~ Roger Von Oech. Late last week, we had the opportunity to purchase fresh-picked blueberries. 

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4 Reasons you Should Continue Providing your Employees Health Insurance

Small Business CEO

As some of the Obama administration’s health care reform legislation goes into effect in 2014, many businesses are left wondering what they should do about their employee’s health insurance coverage.

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Top 5 Tips for Predicting Your Small Biz Future

The Small Business Blog

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Nowadays a small business has more access to helpful data than they ever had before. Use Google Analytics and Facebook Insights to work out what is and isn’t working for your business …

Directions for Direct Address

Daily Writing Tips

This post, dear reader, describes proper punctuation and capitalization associated with writing in which one or more people are being addressed by name or role. Confusion abounds about how or whether to set off a proper or common noun that serves as a label for one or more people from a statement directed at that audience, and when to capitalize the first letter of an otherwise lowercased word that serves that function.

Freedom Starts With Choice

Virtual Moxie

Tomorrow is Independence Day here in the US—a big deal celebratory day designed to help us remember how wonderful independence actually is. Last year, I shared this post, and mentioned choice. Late last week, a reader asked if this year, I'd say more about the connection between choice and freedom.

Sign the Declaration of Internet Freedom

Denise Aday

Tired of fighting bad bills like SOPA, PIPA and CISPA? Want to stand up against those who are trying to control what we do and say online? Let’s do something different. activism censorship open internet privacy net neutrality


The 'Busy' Trap -

Denise Aday

The 'Busy' Trap - : This one’s a keeper! The space and quiet that idleness provides is a necessary condition for standing back from life and seeing it whole, for making unexpected connections and waiting for the wild summer lightning strikes of inspiration — it is, paradoxically, necessary to getting any work done. . Life is too short to be [so] busy.”. busyness relaxation rat race anxiety ambition downtime