Survey: 29% of American Workers Have Side Jobs

Small Business Labs

  So we're just getting to a survey on side gigs that CareerBuilder released in September. Key quote from the survey press release : According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 29 percent of workers have a side hustle, a trend that is especially strong among the millennial demographic.

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Take the Freelancers Union Live and Work Survey

Small Business Labs

The Freelancers Union is conducting a survey on how freelancers work and live. The goals of the survey are to better understand how freelancers are changing the definition of success and how they are working with one another to improve their business outcomes.

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The Need for More and Better Future of Work Data

Small Business Labs

" One of the more interesting specific findings of this study is that the way government surveys ask about employment leads to an under counting of the self-employed, and especially those holding multiple jobs.   gig economy Government Policy

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Seeking Freelance Flexibility With Full-Time Stability

Small Business Labs

The study the article refers to is Deloitte's 2017 Millennial Survey. Deloitte surveyed 8,000 Millennials from 30 countries and found: "In spite of perceived across-the-board advantages of working as freelancers or consultants, nearly two-thirds of millennials said they prefer full-time employment. Economic Uncertainty Freelance gig economy Government Policy Independent workers self-employmentThe Inc. article What Do Millennials Want From Their Employers, Exactly?

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Comparing Small Business Owners and High-Growth Entrepreneurs

Small Business Labs

  To do this we analyzed small business owner survey data from the Small Business Success Index (SBSI), produced by the University of Maryland and Network Solutions.    The main reason we're interested in this topic is we believe policy makers are too focused on high-growth companies and entrepreneurs.  high-growth companies (called Gazelles in policy circles) are very important sources of innovation, employment and economic growth. 

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Simplicity Institute Running a Survey

Simple Productivity Blog

If you are interested in living a simpler life, or are doing so already, please take the Simplicity Institute’s survey at [link]. They’re a think tank, so they will be trying to influence policy and such. They’re offering entry into a drawing for a package of simplicity books for those who complete the survey, so give it a shot!

Uber, Lyft and Airbnb Rapidly Gaining Share in the Corporate Market

Small Business Labs

According to a survey from the Global Business Travel Association  (GBTA), half of corporate travel policies allow for the use of ride-sharing services such as Uber or Lyft.

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The Federal Reserve Recognizes the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

The Federal Reserve Board's Survey of Enterprising and Informal Work Activities (EIWA) provides a detailed look at those working in the online and offline gig economy.

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Business Travel Safety in a Volatile World

Practically Perfect PA

This policy around Duty of Care is an important element of customer service for business travellers and TMC’s making online hotel bookings. We live in a volatile world where threats and risks to personal security are an unfortunate reality.

Cloud Security a Plus for Small Businesses

Small Business Labs

Cloud companies do get hacked and small businesses need to have policies and procedures in place to manage the security of cloud applications.

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The Industry Snapshot: The Office of the Future

Practically Perfect PA

Thanks again to everyone who completed the Practically Perfect PA Industry Snapshot survey. We now have a zero tolerance policy for paper left on desks over night. We had some really interesting feedback and I want to share some of that with you today.

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Learning From Large Corporation CEOs

Small Business Labs

Defining Small Business Innovation 2010 Top 10 Small Business Trends Intuit Future of Small Business Resources The Changing Face of Entrepreneurs The Connected World of Entrepreneurs Disclosure Policy Emergent Research works with corporate, government and non-profit clients.

Can’t get much customer satisfaction with Facebook

Service Untitled

Complaints about Facebook concentrated on their interface changes, the company’s privacy policies, and their profound increase in commercialization. Bank of America tanks for lender customer satisfaction According to the 2010 US Primary Mortgage Origination Satisfaction Survey.

5 Ways To Tell If Your Mobile Strategy Is Effective

Dumb Little Man

Take time in making your employees understand your new policies and strategies. Check if your customers are satisfied or not by conducting a survey and asking for their feedback. “Adopting a mobile strategy is no longer an option for any enterprise, it has become a need.”. According to a mobility trends report , on an average, an employee uses more than 3 devices to help him with his work and tasks.

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Over Half of Baby Boomers Plan to Work Past Traditional Retirement Age

Small Business Labs

Defining Small Business Innovation 2010 Top 10 Small Business Trends Intuit Future of Small Business Resources The Changing Face of Entrepreneurs The Connected World of Entrepreneurs Disclosure Policy Emergent Research works with corporate, government and non-profit clients.

Wisconsin, Illinois Companies Feeling the Recovery

Small Business Labs

Defining Small Business Innovation 2010 Top 10 Small Business Trends Intuit Future of Small Business Resources The Changing Face of Entrepreneurs The Connected World of Entrepreneurs Disclosure Policy Emergent Research works with corporate, government and non-profit clients.

CEOs Believe Technology is Rising in Importance

Small Business Labs

Defining Small Business Innovation 2010 Top 10 Small Business Trends Intuit Future of Small Business Resources The Changing Face of Entrepreneurs The Connected World of Entrepreneurs Disclosure Policy Emergent Research works with corporate, government and non-profit clients.

8 Work-Life Balance Myths

Ian's Messy Desk

Some of the commonly held myths and the corresponding reality checks are as follows: Family-Friendly policies are soft HR issues, mainly for women. Many companies offer their work-life balance policies to employees at all levels.

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Risk Profiles of Freelancers Versus Non-Freelancers

Small Business Labs

In the 2013 MBO Partners State of Independence study we surveyed non-independent workers asking them about their views of independent work. This is a key reason we need new policies and programs to make independent work safer and more secure.

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On-Call and Fixed Contract Work Becoming More Common

Small Business Labs

Key quote from the article on the impact of these erratic schedules: Yet those advances are injecting turbulence into parents’ routines and personal relationships, undermining efforts to expand preschool access, driving some mothers out of the work force and redistributing some of the uncertainty of doing business from corporations to families, say parents, child care providers and policy experts.

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Small Business Owners Supporting Romney

Small Business Labs

According to a recent survey by Manta , 61% of small business owners plan to vote for Mitt Romney.   The Manta survey found that the key political issues for small business owners are health care (21 percent), tax policy (20 percent) and government regulation (16 percent). government policyOnly 21% plan to vote for Barack Obama. This comes as no surprise.  Study after study shows that the majority of small business owners are Republicans.

Launching Assist Travel 2016

Practically Perfect PA

In last year’s Practically Perfect PA reader’s survey I asked you lovely lot “What area of your role do you think you need to learn more about? ”.

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Business Gravitas and Language

Daily Writing Tips

His policy of refusing to hire anyone who cannot pass a grammar test has stirred heated controversy. Tech columnist Rob Walker questions whether anyone still has gravitas in the Internet Era.

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Kauffman Study: Owners of 2011 Startups Preferred Solopreneurship

The Solopreneur Life

“The Great Recession has pushed many individuals into business ownership due to high unemployment rates,” said Robert Litan, vice president of research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation. 2011 Survey Results: Solopreneurs Are Optimistic About 2012, Despite Challenges. Survey: Solopreneurs Optimistic About 2011. Starting Out Surveys Kauffman Study

Climb the career tree, all the way to the top!

Practically Perfect PA

Just because you are the team’s PA, doesn’t mean you can’t write a policy statement, or organise induction for graduates or get involved with new things. Please take part in her survey about how happiness affects career success here surveymonkey.com/s/VKJLW6Z and follow her @DavenportPenny.

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State of Small Business Tweet Chat on Wednesday

Small Business Labs

Defining Small Business Innovation 2010 Top 10 Small Business Trends Intuit Future of Small Business Resources The Changing Face of Entrepreneurs The Connected World of Entrepreneurs Disclosure Policy Emergent Research works with corporate, government and non-profit clients.

How to Create Lead Magnets That Convert

The Solopreneur Life

It’s your insurance policy.”. Conduct surveys or polls at your website. I learn a ton from my annual, 25-question Solopreneur Survey. But you don’t need a long survey to get the info you need for a lead magnet.

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‘WOW’ customer service has to be reliable and consistent

Service Untitled

Home Decorators, as I was told was sold to Home Depot, and according to the supervisor’s excuse, Home Depot’s return policy is antiquated. Their return policy provides for an immediate credit to the original form of payment.

Employ more customer service options to provide a concierge level of excellence

Service Untitled

It’s not that we need surveys to show which organizations step out of the box to ensure a concierge level of excellence so coveted by consumers; organizations like Zappos, Amazon, and Nordstrom essentially offer everyone “fantastic” service.

5 Tips On How To Negotiate Your Salary

Dumb Little Man

According to research gathered by PayScale , 28% of their survey respondents have never asked for a pay rise for that exact reason. You may consider asking for a promotion if that is more feasible, taking into account your companies culture or policies and potential vacancies.

Book Review: Raw Deal - How the Uber Economy is Screwing American Workers

Small Business Labs

Only 45% of traditional full time employees surveyed reported they were very satisfied.    The book closes with policy suggestions for making independent work less precarious. The main policy suggestion is the creation of independent security accounts.

Why India Is a Rising Star Among Exporting Nations

The Small Business Blog

At the same time, government policies aimed at boosting economic growth make India an up-and-coming exporting nation. Executives who participated in the survey, conducted by consultancy Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and the U.S.

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How to deal with angry online customers

Service Untitled

The more answers you can provide on your website, the easier it will be for customers to understand your policies, but remember that competition is keen for online businesses, and you will want to compare your policies with your competition.

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Volunteerism: The Key to Recruiting Young Workers?

On The Job

But one new survey may offer information that could help employers not only hang onto key talent but recruit new workers as well. But employers must pay more than lip service to employees volunteering in their communities and must set up policies and programs to support such efforts, he says.

Upholding a Culture of Confidentiality

Small Business CEO

According to a recent Trend Micro Global Survey , data loss is one of the biggest concerns for small businesses. You can start by drafting a confidentiality policy. CEO Leadership Entrepreneurs data protection policy trust

Pike’s Peak or Pikes Peak?

Daily Writing Tips

To be sure, some US apostrophe lovers do debate the apostrophe, but where the Board and the US Geological Survey are concerned, apostrophes are res non grata (“unwanted things”) when it comes to geographic names.

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5 Ways to Thank the Assistants Who Help You Succeed

Office Dynamics

While this was low on the list in our survey, you may still want to have some "sit down and eat lunch time" with your assistants. This depends, of course, on your employer’s policies and project deadlines. Dear Monday Motivators, Did you know it’s Administrative Professionals Week? This happens to be one of my favorite weeks all year – and not just because I was once an assistant myself before I founded my company back in 1990.

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Are You the Jerk at Work?

On The Job

According to a recent survey, half of workers reported in 2011 that they were treated rudely at least once a week, an increase in from the one quarter reporting boorish behavior in 1998. Specifically, a survey of rude behavior by Christine Porath and Christine Pearson finds that workplace incivility leads to less creativity, greater turnover, less high-quality work and poorer customer relationships. Are we getting ruder at work?

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Spirit Airlines' customer.

Service Untitled

Their low prices lead the industry, but their policies toward the public most likely defies any basic rules of customer service no less customer satisfaction. Service Untitled The blog about customer service and the customer service experience.

Master the Art of Re-purposing Your Work and You'll Save Multiple Hours - 50 Ideas To Get You Started

Productive & Organized

I have a firm policy that there is no need to "reinvent the wheel" Whenever possible, use what you have. For instance, say you have a white paper that is highlighting a variety of survey and statistical findings.

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