5 Minutes With… Malcolm Trotter

The Small Business Blog

Since 2001, Malcolm has been employed by the IAB (International Association… Read the full article here: 5 Minutes With… Malcolm Trotter on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Welcome to the latest in an ongoing series of entrepreneur interviews for The Small Business Blog. These short Q and A sessions are conducted by myself and feature some of the most exciting figures in the business world. Our latest interviewee is Malcolm Trotter.

2013 181

Random Thoughts After a 10-Day Family Vacation

The Solopreneur Life

We’ve made the trip every year to EP since 2001, and we drive. Late last night my wife, two daughters, and I arrived home in Minnesota after spending 10 days in Estes Park, Colorado. Here are random thoughts from the vacation. • I didn’t see evidence of Colorado’s legalization of marijuana, except for a head […]. Related posts: The Solopreneur Life Goes On Vacation. If You Had the Boulder Book Store In Your Town, You’d Never Need Amazon.

2014 172
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The Digitialization of Jobs

Small Business Labs

workforce in all industries since 2001. Brookings recently released an interesting study on Digitalization and the American workforce.    The report: " presents a detailed analysis of changes in the digital content of 545 occupations covering 90 percent of the U.S. The analysis categorizes U.S. occupations into jobs that require high, medium or low digital skills and tracks the impacts of rapid change." " The study findings show the U.S.

2017 146

More Americans Facing a Rent Burden

Small Business Labs

Between 2001 and 2015 median U.S. Nearly 43 million U.S. households rented their homes in 2016, which is about 9.3 million more than in 2004.    And according to the Pew Research study  American Families Face a Growing Rent Burden , 38% of these households are "rent burdened" Pew defines rent burdened as any renter household that spends more than 30% of their income on rent. Being rent burdened means having less money for other expenses or savings.

2018 142

"We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or."

Denise Aday

War is terrorism, magnified a hundred times. ” - Howard Zinn, 2001. “ We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children. via mansplainedmarxist

2001 40

The State of the VC Industry - Fewer Firms, More Funding

Small Business Labs

 Key quote from the report: 200 funds invested in five or more deals in 2014, 4% fewer than in 2013 and 83% fewer than in 2001. TrueBridge Capital Partners recently released a report on the State of the Venture Capital Industry. It covers venture capital firm fundraising, investments, valuations, exits, and returns with a focus on 2014, but also has a lot of historical data. A couple of charts jumped out at me. The first is the number of active VC firms.

2015 148

Has the U.S. Reached Peak Car?

Small Business Labs

 An interesting study from the Frontier Group found that between 2001 and 2009 the average yearly number of miles driven by 16-34 year olds had fallen 23%. An interesting series of studies out of the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute found that Americans are driving less and using less fuel than in the past.   The most recent study, Has Motorization in the U.S. Peaked?

2014 135

Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: DiamondAir Winner

Practically Perfect PA

Since 2001 DiamondAir International has been the world’s leading provider of the finest luxury airport services to over 500 destinations worldwide, including London Heathrow and London City Airport , rail stations, ports and other transport hubs. Thank you to everyone who entered the DiamondAir competition! I can now announce the winner … drum roll please… it is: Sophia Hutchings. Congratulations Sophia! We will contact you to get your details. DiamondAir International.

2015 116

‘Suffering Is What Makes Life Beautiful’

Success

He started another company, myMatrixx, a pharmacy benefits firm, in 2001 and sold it in 2017, exiting with $250 million. Entrepreneur Steve MacDonald inched his way up Cotopaxi, a 20,000-foot tall volcano in Ecuador.

2021 86

8 Best E-Commerce Books for the New Entrepreneur [2021]

Success

In fact, he launched his first e-commerce business from his childhood bedroom in 2001. Starting and growing an e-commerce can seem daunting. The skills for growing a successful online business go far beyond creating a great e-commerce website.

2021 59

Create Your Own Free Lunch and Learn Sessions

Ian's Messy Desk

The collection dates back to February 2001, and holds more than 500 video lectures. The post Create Your Own Free Lunch and Learn Sessions appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. What do you do with your lunch hour, hang out with the gang in the lunch room, go for a walk, take a nap or continue to work? Most of these are not bad ideas ( though working through lunch can be counter-productive ). Here’s another idea. Why not use one lunch-break per week as a lunch-and-learn session?

2013 160

Millions of tons of plastic are trashed every year. But what if we used it to pave our roads?

Ideas.Ted

India’s plastic road technology grew out of experimentation done in 2001 by R. This article first appeared in Yale Environment 360. . A road running through Accra, Ghana’s capital, looks like any other blacktop.

2021 107

Non-Profits vs. For-Profits for Social Change

Small Business Labs

  According to the Urban Institute : Between 2001 and 2011, the number of nonprofits has increased 25 percent; from 1,259,764 million to 1,574,674 million today. Rieva Lesonsky's ReadWriteWeb article  Why Starting a Non-Profit to Create Social Change is a Bad Idea  covers the various for-profit organizational options available to social entrepreneurs.

2012 149

Marcus Buckingham: The 2 Questions Every Leader Needs to Ask

On The Job

Buckingham, who co-wrote the best-selling “ Now, Discover Your Strengths ” in 2001, says that the leaders and organizations that embrace a strengths-based workplace are the ones that will be successful and will be the key to employee engagement and learning. It seems a little odd when Marcus Buckingham states emphatically that leadership is “going away.”

2015 149

The Productivityist Podcast: Steve Dotto

Productivityist

Dotto Techrospective Dotto’s Data Cafe 10-1 (2001) | YouTube. On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast I welcome my good friend Steve Dotto to the show. Steve’s made a name for himself on two separate occasions – first as a nationally-recognized television personality in Canada and now as a globally-recognized Internet personality worldwide. Steve and I talk about his early years and how he got into what he is doing now.

2016 66

Startups Getting Smaller

Small Business Labs

employees in 2001 to 4.7 The Declining Average Size of Establishments: Evidence and Explanations is a wonky article from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that shows the average size of small businesses has been shrinking for the last decade or so. The key data from the report is on the size of startups: The average size of establishment births (new startups, excluding seasonal businesses)in the 1990s was around 7.6 employees, whereas the average size of births fell from 6.8

2012 148

Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: Airport meet and greet service

Practically Perfect PA

Since 2001 DiamondAir International has been the world’s leading provider of the finest luxury airport services to over 500 destinations worldwide, including London Heathrow and London City Airport, rail stations, ports and other transport hubs. We have a fantastic competition for you this month! One very lucky assistant will win a free airport meet and greet service courtesy of DiamondAir International.

2014 181

Most US homes are energy vampires — here’s how we need to rethink housing from the ground up

Ideas.Ted

In their paper, Goldstein and his coauthors recommend that houses slim down by 10 percent nationwide, returning the median size to what it was in 2001. T he US has a housing problem. Not only are there too few homes, those that we have are gluttons, using almost twice as much energy per home as those in Europe. Only Canada’s homes — most of which endure long and biting winters — use more.

2021 66

Top ten ways to stay healthy at your desk

Practically Perfect PA

She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2001 with a focus on Healthy Behavior Adoption, Motivation and Adherence and she has an opportunity to apply that knowledge every day. MOVE: Active Sitting–sit on a Stability Ball instead of an office chair. You’ll move without even thinking about it and your muscles will stay more engaged.

2014 169

A Business Shift Is Happening

Office Organization Success

Now that the excitement of this new technology has calmed down a little people are suffering from information overload, and I’m seeing a reversion back to the good old-fashioned values … back to how business was conducted when I first started in 2001. Having been in business for 12 years now, I’ve seen many changes happening in the online world … and most of those changes have been down to the technology that’s available.

2013 171

A Collage of Success Tips

Office Dynamics

I feel today is an especially important Monday to share these inspirational insights with you as we honor the lives lost on September 11, 2001 and think of the people affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma this past weekend. I just got back from a great 2 day event called Success Live. Maybe you saw my Facebook post … or not. This event was hosted by Success magazine.

2017 111

Retirement 3.0 Includes Working, But With Lots of Flexibility

Small Business Labs

  This is up 5 years from a similar study done by Age Wave in 2001.  The Retirement Reset Study  is a joint effort by the Sun Financial Group and Age Wave.    Their key study finding is we are entering a new phase of retirement they call Retirement 3.0, which they define as: "A productive, purposeful and challenging new chapter in life - blending work and leisure - with opportunities for personal reinvention and continued social engagement."

The Evolution of Getting Things Done with David Allen

Productivityist

The meat of our conversation gets into how it has evolved over the years since it first was introduced in 2001. David Allen joins me on this episode of the podcast to dive deeper into the Getting Things Done methodology. There’s a bit of noise at parts during our discussion, but even still this episode is a winner. Some of the highlights of this episode include: How much of a role he had in writing the new book, Getting Things Done for Teens.

2018 61

Dan Anton: SEO CEO Birthed in the Fires of Iraq

Small Business CEO

Dan Anton joined the military because of the September 11, 2001 attacks on The World Trade Centers. The transition from employee to CEO is typically engineered out of mental necessity, protection of the ego; whether it’s being disrespected, unappreciated, underpaid, the gamut of reasons is extensive and certainly valid in the eyes of the employee, turned would-be CEO. What if you loved your current role, and never had plans on leaving?

2001 46

PPI Facts That You Should Know About

Small Business CEO

Experts have estimated that the total value of these mis-sold PPI policies comes to nearly £50 billion pounds, with most of these mis-sold ppi policies being sold to consumers over the previous ten to fifteen years (2001 to 2016.). Payment Protection Insurance policies were sold to millions of people in the UK. Most of these PPI policies were mis-sold.

2001 41

How to Get Ahead at Work Without a College Degree

Eat Your Career

I’ll give you a quick example: I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in marketing in 2001. When I was growing up, there was never a question about whether or not I would go to college. The only question was, where ? I was very fortunate to come from a family with the financial means to make this my reality. However, not everyone has that same opportunity—and quite frankly, many don’t have the interest in college (or interest in taking on the debt required for it these days).

2019 154

Day in the life: Catherine Thomas, EA, Public Health Wales

Practically Perfect PA

March 2001 saw me heading back to the UK as a single mum with 2 young children and so started my career part 2. What does your career path look like? I left school without a clue as to what I wanted to do when I grew up. Lady Diana had just accepted a proposal from Prince Charles – Lady Diane was a nursery nurse, so I thought that was an excellent career path.

2015 170

It’s Official: March Is Solopreneur Motivation Month

The Solopreneur Life

My first year was 2001, and the convention was in Milwaukee. I don’t read motivational books. I’ve never purchased a motivational CD or video. I’m not a fan of motivational speakers. But I have to admit that motivational speakers have moved me. For 10 years in a row I attended a client’s annual convention, held in January. Each year the opening general session featured a motivational speaker. As the speaker began, I was listening with arms crossed.

2013 133

The Assist Conference: So much to do so little time!

Practically Perfect PA

In September 2001 she set up a charity “Lessons With Love” to support the youngsters in Beit Jibrin Camp. I have the Assist Conference up and running and I can not begin to tell you the amount of lists I have produced to help me keep on top of all of the details. It is great to be back organising events again and I must say it is even more special that it is my first Practically Perfect PA event! Over the last few weeks we have added some more amazing speakers.

2014 156

6 Strategies to Implement a Summer Schedule

Office Organization Success

And so, after reading an article in Office Secretary Magazine, I became a Virtual Assistant in November 2001. As I shared in a recent training call, the number one reason why I started my business over 11 years ago was because I wanted flexibility in my schedule. You see, at that time I had two young boys (I’m now Mom to three boys aged 17, 14, and 8) and it was important that I had a flexible schedule while still being able to earn an income.

2013 171

5 Challenges and Mistakes Faced by Every Solopreneur

Office Organization Success

The main reason I started my business in the first place (way back in November 2001) was so that I could have a flexible schedule – I had two young children at the time and needed to have a very flexible schedule that would allow me to be around for them, particularly during school holidays. At some point on your journey as a solopreneur, you will encounter at least one of these issues. How will you handle it?

2016 131

How to ensure your boss has a great business trip

Practically Perfect PA

Since 2001 DiamondAir International has been the world’s leading provider of the finest luxury airport services to over 500 destinations worldwide, including London Heathrow and London City Airport , rail stations, ports and other transport hubs. Assistants spend hours putting together travel itineraries for their Executives.

2014 174

3 Steps for Successful Business Growth

Office Organization Success

Having been running my own online solo service business since November 2001, and working with many clients over the years (from start-up businesses to multiple six and seven-figure businesses), I have discovered that there is a very specific 3-step process to running a successful, long-term business. .

2011 130

One Client’s Transformation: From Clunky and Inefficient to Streamlined and Effective

Office Organization Success

Geoff Bateson was my very first client when I opened my doors for business in November 2001 (in fact I’d worked with Geoff for about six years on a Government-funded literacy and numeracy project). Recently he approached me again as he was having a very real dilemma with his website; it was old and clunky and not at all effective.

2012 138

Is the U.S. Becoming Less Entrepreneurial?

Small Business Labs

As reported by the NY Times ,  according to statistics compiled by the Urban Institute: From 2001 to 2011, the number of nonprofits in the United States grew 25 percent while the number of for-profit businesses rose by half of 1 percent, according to the most recent figures compiled by the Urban Institute. We think entrepreneurship is alive and well in America.  But several recent studies report that small business formation and entrepreneurship are in decline.

2014 160

What can Jack White and vinyl records can teach small business about customer loyalty?

The Small Business Blog

It was originally set up by Jack White in Detroit back in 2001 and in March 2009 moved into a physical location in Nashville, Tennessee. A couple of days ago I read a really interesting story in the Evening Standard called Sound Check: The shop that Jack White built , about a business that Jack White , most famously known as the lead singer and guitarist with The White Stripes , an American rock duo, has set up.

2010 165

Forecast Lessons from Past Small Business Trends Lists

Small Business Labs

  I think the first "year of RFID" I remember is 2001.  Last week we released our Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2012 list.    This is the 5th year we've done a public top 10 trends list (we've been doing small business forecasting for about a decade).    Part of the process of putting the list together is a review of past lists.    Here are 4 key forecasting lessons we relearned through this review: 1. 

2012 143

Crazy, Foolish, Ridiculous

Virtual Moxie

In 2001 she was in Mumbai, India, and saw cages holding 5-year-old girls smuggled in from Nepal. Virtual Moxie - The Cure For The Common Virtual Assistance Practice I Want Moxie! And you can also join in the conversation about Moxie posts happening over on my Facebook page Recent Comments Stephanie on Speed is the enemy of many good things. Anastacia on Speed is the enemy of many good things. Renee on Speed is the enemy of many good things.

2010 193

6 Ways to Alleviate Ergonomic-Related Strain

Ian's Messy Desk

I got carpal tunnels syndrome/tendinitis in 2000 & 2001 because I didn’t have good ergonomic advice, & didn’t take any initiative back then to seek it out. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap 6 Ways to Alleviate Ergonomic-Related Strain Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on November 15, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

Get ready to ditch your website for a blog site!

Office Organization Success

When I first started my business in November 2001 the ‘big’ thing back then was to get your website up. So, you’d spend time crafting your home page, your about page, your services page etc. put your website up online and then you’d leave it for maybe six months — or even a year — until it needed updating again.

2010 122

5 Challenges and Mistakes Faced by Every Solopreneur

Office Organization Success

The main reason I started my business in the first place (way back in November 2001) was so that I could choose my own schedule – I had two young children at the time and needed to have a very flexible schedule that would allow me to be around for them, particularly during school holidays.

2010 150

How To Export Internationally As a Solo Entrepreneur, Using the Foreign-Language Internet

The Solopreneur Life

Launched in 2001, Lingo24 now has more than 150 employees spanning three continents and clients in more than 60 countries. T he advent of the Internet has revolutionized the way in which businesses both large and small operate and has opened up a host of opportunities for the solo entrepreneur. The world remains as wide as ever when it comes to physically shipping goods, but contacts and customers around the globe are now never more than a mouse-click away. That’s the theory anyway.

Remembering Paul Gruchow

The Solopreneur Life

The newspaper Web sites are reporting tonight he’d been hospitalized several times since 2001 and had attempted suicide four times. T his piece was written on February 24, 2004 and was unpublished until now. Paul Gruchow possessed the soul of a solopreneur; he lived the solopreneur life in a way that few of us ever will. Oh my goodness, I found out this evening Paul Gruchow died two days ago.

2011 143