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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Please Take "The Organizational Use of Video Storytelling" Survey

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.

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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!

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Most Cities Embracing the Sharing Economy

Small Business Labs

cities surveyed already are using drones.  gig economy Government Policy on-demand economy Small Business EconomyIt's always interesting how the media covers the sharing economy. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Are Small Business Owners the New Left?

Small Business Labs

In other words, these groups are not non-partisan and they pretty much line up in lockstep with the Democratic party on policy issues. As we've pointed out in the past,  there are few non-partisan policy oriented think tanks or trade associations. They both lean right politically and tend to line up lockstep with the Republican party on policy issues. They will support policies from any party that they believe will help their business thrive.

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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

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Is Small Business Ownership the Great Equalizer?

Small Business Labs

  The SBSI data comes from a survey of existing small businesses with relatively long operating histories.    The median survey respondent's company has been in business roughly 9 years.  The   For policy makers this data shows that small businesses run by underrepresented demographic groups are equally competitive once they survive the early startup stages.  government policy trends women

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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.

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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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A "Smelly" Career Problem

On The Job

As a result, more employers are paying attention: An OfficeTeam survey finds that 19% of workers say their companies have scent-free policies. Today is National Fragrance Day, which may mean diddly squat to you.

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Do Uber Drivers Only Make $3.37 Per Hour? (The Quick Answer is No)

Small Business Labs

A study on ridesharing drivers -  The Economics of Ride-Hailing: Driver Revenue, Expenses and Taxes - was released last week by the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research.   But our data - like the data used in the MIT study - was based on survey questions asking rideshare drivers what they estimate their hourly gross earnings to be.

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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.

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

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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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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.

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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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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.

2015 149

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.

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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.

2015 130

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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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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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.

2010 161

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.

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The On-Demand Economy is Not Just Good or Bad

Small Business Labs

   Who knew people could get so worked up about a survey? This is  "the dark side" of independent work and we need policies, laws and regulations that end the abuses. We've been getting a lot of feedback on the On-Demand Workforce report Intuit released last week  (we worked with Intuit on this study).

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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.

2016 178

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.

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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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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?

2013 109

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? ”.

2016 149

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.

2017 158

Coworking Labs - Our New Research Blog for our Coworking Project

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.

2010 130

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.

2015 139

Expert’s Corner: Delivering Voice of the Customer

Customers Rock!

It goes far beyond monitoring the chatter on Twitter and other social media platforms or performing your annual customer satisfaction survey. policy, process, pricing, products, etc.). Recently on Customers Rock!

2010 168

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.

2015 74

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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