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Most Small Businesses Started by Investing Less than $30,000

Small Business Labs

Most small businesses in the U.S. were started or acquired with less than $30,000 in invested capital. To be more precise, the median small business was started with about $27,000.    The chart below is based on data from the U.S. Census 2014 Survey of Entrepreneurs.

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Practically Perfect PA readers review of the Brother P-touch PT-D600VP

Practically Perfect PA

We recently teamed up with technology specialists, Brother, to give you a chance to win one of their office labelling machines. It is an amazing piece of office tech and a fantastic prize!

2016 226

How To Find A Dose Of Clarity In Your Life

Dumb Little Man

Do you ever wonder why we are here? Why at times, if feels like we’re on Cloud 9? And other times, it’s as if the World is crumbling below our feet? Beauty and chaos, progression and destruction… these things are present everywhere we look and we’re expected to keep our cool?

2016 285

Tips for Getting Virtual Teams to Collaborate More

On The Job

Vint Cerf is a long-time innovator known for his natty three-piece suits, his work as Google’s chief internet evangelist and as one of the fathers of the Internet.

Very Small Companies Create a Lot of Jobs

Small Business Labs

Over the past three decades companies less than 1 year old with 1 to 4 employees have averaged creating more than 1 million jobs per year.    That's a lot of jobs.    Less surprisingly, 86% of all new employer companies have between 1-4 employees.

2016 283

5 Options for Setting Appointments that Don’t Require a Phone

Tips From T. Marie

If you’re someone who has done business the traditional way for years you may not be able to fathom the idea of an office that doesn’t rely on the phone to do business.

2016 161

5 Essential Time Management Tips to Live By

Dumb Little Man

Many of us fumble through the day without ever really getting the important stuff done. Then, we clamor late at night trying to accomplish the most urgent tasks that need to be completed before the sun rises the next day.

2016 285

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Like Coworking, Makerspaces Rapidly Growing in Numbers

Small Business Labs

There are about 1400 makerspaces around the world. This up from only about 30-40 as recently as 2006.    This data is from Popular Science's BY THE NUMBERS: THE RISE OF THE MAKERSPACE. The article came out last February (we're behind in our reading). 

2016 233

Halloween Video for promos, parties, events, and greetings

Andrea Kalli

Love how this Scary Pumpkin Halloween video turned out. Can be used for business or personal promos, parties, events, and greetings. There’s a place to put your logo and message right next to the pumpkin. Available for purchase as is for $35 (without the watermark).

2016 141

8 Positive Morning Routines to Transform your Day

Dumb Little Man

Many people find it difficult to make it through the day, particularly if they have lots of tasks to perform. One of the most common reasons is their failure to establish a set of positive morning routines. People tend to be more productive after waking up.

2016 285

Key Marketing Points For Small Business Physical Locations

Small Business CEO

With all the emphasis on digital marketing these days, sometimes it’s easy to forget that there’s also marketing to be done at your home base’s physical location as well, in the event that you have one.

2016 108

Podcast 024: Baby steps

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. In this episode, I’ll talk about how it’s much easier to get your projects done when you break them down into baby steps. Actually, you have to! Here are some highlights: What is a baby step? How do I stop procrastinating? What if I don’t have a plan? Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play.

2016 100

The Story Of My First 24 Hours Race – S24h

Brilliantly Better

In a rather twisted way, I chose to run a 48 hours race before even trying a 24 hours one. It happened this March, and you can read all about it here. Since the 48 hours race didn’t go out… The post The Story Of My First 24 Hours Race – S24h appeared first on Dragos Roua. Running

2016 74

3 Reasons Why You Should Have No Plan B

Dumb Little Man

How many times have you considered creating a plan B, just in case your original plan doesn’t work out? I spoke to a mentor around seven years ago and he asked me “Armando, what are you going to do if your career choice does not work out?” ” I said, “I am going to try for plan B.”.

2016 284

Helping Your 3D Printing Business Succeed: 4 Tips

Small Business CEO

Building any kind of startup can be challenging, and starting your own 3D printing business isn’t any less so. But knowing what challenges to anticipate, having a roadmap of common pitfalls, and notes on proven strategies, can all help steer you through that crucial first year.

2016 104

Slangy, Trendy Words Are Still Words

Daily Writing Tips

YOLO, but biatch, lose the moobs. What do these six words have in common? They are all enshrined in the English-speaking world’s long-reigning record of the language’s vocabulary.

2016 93

The Productivityist Podcast: Marina Darlow

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast, I speak with Marina Darlow. Marina is a systems’ expert, and a productivity geek. She sees her job as helping impact-driven entrepreneurs get 10–20 more productive hours a week, stop leaking money, and prevent stress-fuel breakdowns. 

We We talk about her view and definition of a “system”, effective ways you can master your to do list, how to get out of a creative rut, and much more.

2016 84

10 Ways to Make a Good First Impression

Dumb Little Man

A wise person once said that we’ll never get a second chance to make a great first impression. That is actually true. In the first few seconds of meeting a person for the first time, your clothes, manner of speaking, and gestures leave impressions that can last a lifetime.

2016 284

4 Ways a Marketing Database Guarantees a Steady Stream of Revenue

Small Business CEO

Want a business that stands the test of time? If so, you need to maintain a marketing database.Without it, your business simply isn’t going anywhere – period!

2016 99

The “Only” Place

Daily Writing Tips

In spoken English, even the most careful speaker may casually misplace the modifier only in a sentence, as in “The meeting will only be held if the ordinance passes.” The intended meaning here is that whether the ordinance passes determines whether the meeting is to be held.

2016 92

Becoming The Productive College Student

Productivityist

Today’s guest post is by the awesome Ryan McRae. Ryan is the founder of The ADHD Nerd , a blog dedicated to helping people with ADHD be more productive, focused and happy. He has spoken all over the world, including Afghanistan. He is an Apple fanatic, voracious reader and lover of things pumpkin flavored. He can be reached at theadhdnerd@gmail.com. When you enter college, you’ll notice one major thing is missing from your life. The school bell is gone. It doesn’t ring.

2016 75

7 Benefits of Blogging Every Beginning Blogger Should Know

Dumb Little Man

It’s no secret that guest blogging is one of the best ways to get your business or brand noticed around the world. The benefits of blogging aren’t only limited to better SEO rankings, but a stronger relationship with your audience as well.

2016 279

4 Effective Ways to Prepare for your Next Exhibition

Small Business CEO

Planning for an exhibition takes a lot of time and effort, but the pay out after the event can be huge. In fact exhibitions have the highest return on investment compared to other marketing methods. Here are four effective things you need to know about to help you prepare for your next exhibition: 1.

2016 99

3 Types of Scare Quotes

Daily Writing Tips

Framing a word or phrase in scare quotes, or quotation marks used for emphasis, can be an effective tool for signaling editorial distance—that is, subtly and succinctly clarifying that the word or phrase is not of the writer’s choosing or that it is euphemistic or otherwise specious or spurious.

2016 84

How To Find The Best Topic For Your Blog

Dumb Little Man

Being a blogger is a wonderful job. It lets you connect to different people with different personalities. Unfortunately, however, finding the right blog topic ideas is no easy task. You can consider it a work of a superhero.

2016 270

5 Proven Strategies That Can Massively Increase Blog Traffic

Dumb Little Man

Starting a blog can be as easy as 1-2-3. The hard part is in maintaining it and making it successful. To achieve success for your blog, you need to have a significant amount of traffic and viewership.

2016 260

How to Maintain Your Watch Between Services

Dumb Little Man

Watches can be an extension of our personalities. They can represent our choices, sentiments and values. However, with time and neglect, they can easily wear off and lose their value. This makes it important that you know the basics of watch maintenance.

2016 245

Restructuring Your Business Marketing After an Initial Failure

Small Business CEO

It’s tough to get a small business up and running. In fact, a majority of small businesses fail. But that doesn’t mean that all hope is gone for you, even after you’ve run into your first failure.

2016 93

4 Easy Ways to Make your Business More Eco-Friendly

Small Business CEO

Small business owners and managers face an internal struggle between prioritising profits and reshaping the model of their business so that it is eco-friendly.

2016 88

Post-Brexit, is English Still The Language of The Global Business World?

Small Business CEO

There are a staggering 1.6 billion people who speak English as a second language. China for example, now has around 10 million fluent English speakers. It’s an official language of NATO, the UN and, for the time being at least, the EU.

2016 86

How to do Black Friday Shopping in a Right Way this Year

Small Business CEO

Are you planning to shop electronics, smartphone and other items on Black Friday 2016 for your business – and yourself? Want to save more? If yes, then it is time to know how you can do this. Here are four simple steps you need to follow. Step No.1 Know what you need.

2016 85

3 Ways to Increase Security As It Pertains to Your Business

Small Business CEO

Security might not be the first thing you think of when you decide to start a business, but it’s a very important part of the entire picture. Security comes in many different forms.

2016 81

5 Cases of Erroneous Usage

Daily Writing Tips

Writers who have misheard words and expressions or remember them imperfectly are prone to misrepresenting them in their prose. The following sentences include examples of such errors, followed by discussion and revision.

2016 84

Style Quiz #2: Large Numbers

Daily Writing Tips

All but one of the following sentences demonstrate incorrect style for large numbers according to The Chicago Manual of Style ; revise the style of the number as necessary: 1. This city of 3,000,000 has come a long way since its humble beginnings.

2016 79

“Species” and Its Descendants

Daily Writing Tips

An assortment of diverse words stem from the Latin word species , which had two distinct meanings, one of which is “a particular kind, sort, or type”—the pertinent sense for the following terms.

2016 74