Consulteering - A New Approach to Retirement

Small Business Labs

Work a Little, Play a Little: A New Retirement Strategy from the New York Times covers the  growing trend towards people working part-time in retirement.   The article focuses on a retired educator who has put together a portfolio of activities to meet his goal of “balancing a life of leisure with a life of purpose.”. Simply put, many older Americans are not financially prepared for retirement and will need to work.

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Are Men Or Women More Successful At Saving For Retirement?

Dumb Little Man

Do you know who is more successful at saving for retirement ? While that disparity isn’t disappearing anytime soon, advocates for gender equality can look to one area of finance as a sign of the changing tide: retirement-saving.

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Trending Sources

For Many Boomers, Work is the New Retirement

Small Business Labs

Transamerica's Center for Retirement Studies recently released the results from their 17th annual U.S. retirement survey.    As with prior years, it's full of interesting data on the retirement preparations and plans of Americans of all ages. 

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For Retirement, 80 May be the New 65

Small Business Labs

We've long been forecasting and writing about the growing trend of Americans working past traditional retirement age.    But even we're surprised by a Wells Fargo survey showing that 75% of Americans plan to work in their retirement years - and 25 percent saying they'll need to work until at least age 80 because they will not have enough money to retire comfortably.     Past surveys have had this percentage closer to 50%. 

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5 Simple Hacks To Increase Your Retirement Savings

Dumb Little Man

Are you saving for your retirement? If you haven’t been able to start saving for retirement, you are not alone. In another survey conducted by GOBankingRates.com, nearly 21% of its respondents claim to not have any savings account. The importance of saving for your retirement cannot be overemphasized. Saving for retirement is not optional; it is something that everybody ought to take seriously. Simplify your retirement savings by placing it on auto pilot.

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

Small Business Labs

  A major reason given for planning to work past traditional retirement age is the impact of the recent recession.    The survey covers generational attitudes in the workplace and looks at Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y.

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Why People Choose Self-Employment

Small Business Labs

TD Ameritrade did a study late last year on retirement savings and the self-employed.   We like seeing other surveys finding similar results to ours.  One of the questions they asked was why people chose self-employment over traditional employment.

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Customer surveys can make a difference in business

Service Untitled

Whether you choose complicated and intricate customer survey software, or if you are just starting out and have even created your own short survey online with the compliments of free web-site surveys, always remember to keep the survey brief, informal, and easy to understand.

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Most Americans Plan to Work Past 65

Small Business Labs

Transamerica Insurance released their 14th annual retirement survey.   Most interesting to us here at Small Business Labs are the attitudes related to working past traditional retirement age.

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Encore Career Study Findings - More Encore Small Businesses

Small Business Labs

Their primary target market is aging baby boomers and their goal is help this group transition to social service work as they enter the traditional retirement years. The recently released the results of their 2014 Encore Career survey  of Americans aged 50-70 there were a number of interesting findings related to small business formation by aging baby boomers:  - 25 million Americans in this age group are interested in pursuing encore careers. -

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1 in 3 Small Business Owners are 65 or Older

Small Business Labs

  For over a decade Barlow has fielded a quarterly survey of businesses on topics of interest to financial institutions. Because of their history and the comprehensive nature of the their surveys, Barlow has lots of interesting and insightful information on small businesses. 

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Please Take "The Organizational Use of Video Storytelling" Survey

Small Business Labs

   As part of this research, SNCR is doing a survey on this topic. If you are involved in the strategy or tactics related to the use of online video for your organization, please help out by taking a short survey.    Click Here to Take the Survey.

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Why Your Employer Wants You to Be Healthy

On The Job

A survey by AtTask finds that 37% of workers say interruptions lead to "work hell." • We work too much. Some 57% of workers put in more than 40 hours a week while 8% work more than 60 hours a week, the AtTask survey finds.

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How to Launch a New Career After 50

On The Job

That could explain why twice as many people in their late 50s and early 60s are starting a business or becoming freelancers compared to a year ago, finds a PeoplePerHour survey.

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Learning From Large Corporation CEOs

Small Business Labs

Blog powered by TypePad Member since 01/2005 « Urban Farming Continues to Expand | Main | CEOs Believe Technology is Rising in Importance » June 01, 2010 Learning From Large Corporation CEOs Every other year IBM conducts a global survey of large corporation CEOs. 

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The Rise of Digital Nomads

Small Business Labs

 Unlike the classic retired "snow birds" who fly south in droves for the winter, the people we met are still in the workforce.

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Wisconsin, Illinois Companies Feeling the Recovery

Small Business Labs

Blog powered by TypePad Member since 01/2005 « Yahoo CEO on Local Content | Main | Non-Mortgage Debt and Working in Retirement » June 30, 2010 Wisconsin, Illinois Companies Feeling the Recovery The QPS Employment Group is a staffing and recruiting firm operating in Wisconsin and Illinois. 

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Good News - 70, Not 80, is the New 65

Small Business Labs

Last year we posted on a study suggesting that many baby boomers were going to need to work until they were 80 to retire.   But according to the Center for Retirement at Boston College , most Boomers will only have to work until they are 70 to retire comfortably.  Their crunching of the data shows that if they wait until 70 to retire, 86% of Boomers will be able to do so comfortably. Working longer means fewer years in retirement.

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CEOs Believe Technology is Rising in Importance

Small Business Labs

  But following up on yesterday's post on IBM's global CEO survey , I wanted to highlight one of their charts.    The chart below shows their survey results on the key external forces likely to impact large corporations over the next 3 years.

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3 Top Job Industries That Are Flying Under Your Radar

Dumb Little Man

Employees enjoy discounts, retirement plans, community involvement, two days of additional PTO for outside activities, healthcare, and a positive culture that shares a passion for the outdoors. Just this year, my company, JobsInSports, conducted a survey of employers. Our survey found that employers think the most important aspects you should know about a potential employer are core values, the vision, their products/services, and their mission statement.

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How to Appreciate the Pain of Financial Problems

Dumb Little Man

Indeed, a recent Wells Fargo survey found that twenty-somethings are the least likely to believe among all age groups that stocks are the best place for investment gains and the most likely to place retirement savings in bank CDs over stocks.

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Profiling Mature (Aged 67+) Independent Workers

Small Business Labs

  To better understand this age group, as part of the MBO Partners State of Independence study we surveyed and interviewed a group of independent workers (self-employed, independent consultants, freelancers, etc.) Mature independents plan to stay independent or retire : 77% plan to continue working independently over the next 2-3 years and 14% plan to retire. Older workers - those over the age of 65 - don't get much attention from researchers or the media.

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Top 5 Uncommon Jobs In The US And How To Get Them

Dumb Little Man

A survey by the United States Department of Labour has shown that over half the professionals in the top paid jobs in the US are in the healthcare industry. When he retired, he was on a salary of $150,000. When I was in high school, my careers adviser said I should become a mailman. In the end, I have been everything — from a riding instructor, librarian, salesman at Toys R Us, to a children’s entertainer. I even became an ice cream alchemist.

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Why Networking Is Essential For Career Success (and Everyone Should Do It NOW)

Eat Your Career

For example, a contact in your network knows a position is soon going to be available at her company because a colleague in her office is retiring. The 2013 Careerxroads Hiring Sources Survey shows that employee referrals are the number one way to get hired. Networking.

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State of Small Business Tweet Chat on Wednesday

Small Business Labs

  I will be participating in a Tweet Chat discussing the survey results this wednesday (September 15th) from 1:00pm to 2:30pm ET.    All of these are better than the 2010 expectations data from the prior survey, which was done late last year.

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MBO Partners State of Independence in America Study

Small Business Labs

  The research consisted of two national, representative surveys and in-depth interviews with independent workers.    Respondents were most concerned about a lack of predicable income (56%), job pipeline worries (46%) and planning for retirement (46%). 

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The Societal and Small Business Impacts of Economic Uncertainty

Small Business Labs

According to a recent survey close to 60% of men over the age of 50 with incomes of $75,000 or higher reported not feeling confident they will be able to maintain their current lifestyle in retirement. If you Google "economic uncertainty" you will find many references to its impacts on the economy and business. But you won't find much on its impact on people and society.

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Why Employers May Not Be Hiring Veterans

On The Job

According to a Society of Human Resources survey , 46% of surveyed employers said they believed PTSD and other mental issues would be a problem in hiring veterans. Do you know a veteran? Do you know a veteran who can't get a job?

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Working Seniors

Small Business Labs

That's the highest level since the 1960s, before more generous Social Security and Medicare benefits made it more attractive to retire." The survey results from the MBO Partners State of Independence study reflect this.  The AP has a good article summarizing some of the findings from the 2010 Census.    The focus is mostly on how hard the Great Recession has impacted young adults.

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The Two Types of Portfolio Careers

Small Business Labs

There's no doubt the traditional career path of staying with a single company, or a small number of employers, and rising through the ranks until you retire is no longer viable for most people.  According to this year's survey results from the MBO Partners State of Independence study about 40% of all adult Americans have spent part of their careers self-employed and we're forecasting 50% will have by 2020.

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Customer satisfaction getting worse among large retailers

Service Untitled

Replaced by minimum wage earners who have little expertise as compared to the wealth of knowledge now forced to retire or face unemployment lines, customer service equally takes a nose dive.

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Why your optimism can hurt your bottom line

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

However, 76% of those surveyed were optimistic about the future of their own family. Business owners are notorious for planning less for life realities like illness, retirement and taxes (gasp!) “Think positive.” ” Another piece of advice given by everyone, ever.

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What are You Doing to Help Vets?

On The Job

One of the biggest problems for veterans these days is finding a job in the private sector once they retire from the military. Recently I was sent a survey by WalletHub that showed the best and worst states for military vets, based on job opportunities to the number of VA health facilities.

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Coworking Labs - Our New Research Blog for our Coworking Project

Small Business Labs

  Conduct two surveys augmented by in-person interviews.   The first will survey coworking facility owners and identify key facility statistics such as size of the facility, number of desks and offices, services offered, number and type of members, etc.

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Boomers, Buzzwords and Elephants.Oh, My!

On The Job

So, without further ado, here are my nominations for interesting news items: * Thinking about Dumbo: A survey found the the "Most Outrageous, Offensive and Illegal Interview Questions” ever asked during a job interview include: "Would you be available from time to time to watch my children?”; "Is that your natural hair color?”; The survey was compiled by Development Dimensions International (DDI) and Monster.com.

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Hot Jobs and Job Ruts

On The Job

The chapter now offers retired social workers everything from computer skills updates, interviewing and personal marketing advice, as well as ongoing training on various aspects of working with older adults. A press release states that some return to work for financial reasons, while others are seeking personal and professional stimulation they found lacking in retirement. companies, according to the Ethics Resource Center's 2007 National Business Ethics Survey®.

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DMA's Spring Magazine Focused on Going Global

Small Business Labs

Recent survey results from Network Solutions Small Business Success Index shows that about 19% of small businesses (less than 100 employees) sell outside the U.S. 

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Developing Countries: The Engine of Global Economic Growth

Small Business Labs

Our survey research is showing a growing number of small businesses are exporting, but the overall numbers are still small.

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Coworking for the Bio-Curious

Small Business Labs

The DIY BIO blog  recently did a survey looking at the demand for a coworking biology lab. 

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Small Business Labs: Coworking for the Bio-Curious

Small Business Labs

The DIY BIO blog  recently did a survey looking at the demand for a coworking biology lab. 

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