Contract Jobs Dominated Job Growth Since 2005

Small Business Labs

job growth since 2005 has been in contracting gigs  covers a study by two noted academic economists that found all net employment growth in the U.S. economy since 2005 appears to have occurred in alternative work arrangements. in 2005 to 15.8% million in February 2005 to 23.6 The study re-created the 2005 Alternative Work Supplement done by the BLS. Fusion's Harvard economist: All net U.S.

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UK insolvencies at lowest level since 2005

The Small Business Blog

Some great news for anyone thinking about starting their own business now: the number of insolvencies in the first quarter of 2013 have fallen to their lowest level since 2005 according to a study by PriceWaterhouseCoopers. There were 3,285 insolvencies in the first three months of this year, a big drop from the same period… Read the full article here: UK insolvencies at lowest level since 2005 on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

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The seven beliefs of high performing teams

BioTeams

Beliefs are the fuel which can really energise bioteams. There is one, often neglected area, which a team needs to address as part of a bioteaming strategy if it wants to be exceptionally successful – team member beliefs.

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Bioteams Part 4: The Team Organization Zone

BioTeams

T his article was originally published in 2005 by Ken Thompson and Robin Good. This article is the final in a four-part series which describes each of the 4 Bioteams Zones, continuing with t he Organization Zone. Introduction.

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Bioteams Part 3: The Team Execution Zone

BioTeams

T his article was originally published in 2005 by Ken Thompson and Robin Good. This article is the third in a four-part series which describes each of the 4 Bioteams Zones, continuing with t he Execution Zone.

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Bioteams Part 1: The Team Leadership Zone

BioTeams

T his article was originally published in July 2005 by Ken Thompson and Robin Good. This article is the first in a four-part series which describes each of the 4 Bioteams Zones, starting with t he Leadership Zone.

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Bioteams Part 2: The Team Connectivity Zone

BioTeams

T his article was originally published in 2005 by Ken Thompson and Robin Good. This article is the second in a four-part series which describes each of the 4 Bioteams Zones, continuing with the Connectivity Zone.

2005 52

August 7th Treasure Your Customers day

Make or Break Moments

Here is a blurb from a blog written in 2005 about Treasuring your Customers written by Kirsten Osolind : August 7 marks “Treasure Your Customers Day.&#

2010 122

When a client's site cries out for help

Loosely Speaking

Then, there were a number of sites created between 2002 and 2005, built on amassed HTML knowledge and reflecting my earliest flirtation with with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), when no one knew if that “new&# approach would catch on or ever be supported by browsers.

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Professional Services Business Applications from Freelancers Continued their 2020 Surge in January.

Small Business Labs

As the chart below (click to enlarge) shows, professional services applications from independent workers (in blue) almost tripled over the past 15 years, growing from 140,365 in 2005 to 419,073 in 2020.

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Episode 392: Pamela Slim talks about the Widest Net

Productivityist

Since 2005, Pam has advised thousands of entrepreneurs as well as companies serving the small business market such as Infusionsoft, Progressive Insurance and Prezi. Pamela Slim uncovers how to connect with potential clients and customers using the true breadth of the marketplace.

2021 77

Top 10 Amazing College Finance Stats

Small Business Labs

million in 2005. The average student loan balance is $24,301 , up from $15,651 in 2005.  The University's Dilemma , from Strategy + Business, is a fascinating article covering the business model problems and risks faced by America's colleges and universities. The article includes some amazing financial stats. I did some digging and found more.   Here are my top 10 amazing college finance stats: 1.

From Man’s Best Friend to Family’s Favorite Child

Small Business Labs

billion in 2018 and a doubling of 2005’s $36 billion." Regular readers know we like Pet Trends here at Small Business Labs. So we had to cover the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's article The Pet Economy Kicks Into Overdrive. The article covers the growth of the pet economy. Key quote: The surge in spending on pets – and explosion of new products, services and unique “experiences” to help quadrupeds and their owners bond more closely – is at an apex, tracking to break U.S.

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The Journey For Anthony Van Johnson, Becoming The Highly Respected Lawyer

Small Business CEO

Service to his country ran in his blood as his father was also involved in the military, being a highly decorated combat veteran, buried with full honors in 2005 within the Arlington National Cemetery.…

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The Reason Why Hosting Your Podcast on YouTube May Not Be The Best Idea

Small Business CEO

When YouTube was created in 2005 by three former PayPal employees, its goal was simple, to provide fast and shareable access to videos on the internet.

2021 54

Flurry of New Studies on the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

We started working with the non-employer data set in 2005 and this led us to our initial point of view that self-employment and what is now called the gig economy (we called this type of work "personal businesses" back then) was bigger and growing much more rapidly   than the official government statistics were showing. Lots of recent studies on the gig economy. So many that one article says you can't swing a cat these days without hitting one.

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Is Staples Making it Easy?

Make or Break Moments

I have been buying my office supplies and equipment at Staples since I opened my business in 2005. I love flashing my rewards card and knowing that soon I will receive a check in the mail. In this age when most of the mail is junk or bills, it is nice to know that occasionally you’ll [.]. Perceptions easy button make it easy rewards programs Staples

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

Ideas.Ted

If we’re going to meet the Paris Agreement goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent from 2005 levels by 2050 — as many states and municipalities are still striving to do — we have some work to do. Greenhouse gas emissions from household electricity use have dropped 31 percent since 2005. 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.

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How Popular is Coworking and Will the Trend Last?

Small Business CEO

A key question to ask would be how long does coworking have to be around for before it ceases to be a trend and becomes an accepted and mainstream way of working?

2020 58

Academic Studies Show Gig Economy Larger Than Government Data Suggests

Small Business Labs

workforce had declined since 2005.  Several papers related to the gig economy presented last week at the American Economic Association annual meeting caught our eye.    Making Ends Meet: The Role of Informal Work in Supplementing Americans’ Income looked at data from the Federal Reserve Board's Survey of Household Economics and Decision Making (SHED).

2019 176

The Difference Between an Employee vs. Entrepreneur Is Mindset

Success

Copyright © 2005 Robert T. The power of our thoughts may never be measured or appreciated, but it became obvious to me as a young boy that there was value and power in being aware of my thoughts and how I expressed myself.

2021 87

The GAO Finds Twice as Many Self-Employed as the BLS

Small Business Labs

workforce is contingent, up from 30% in 2005.  According to a recently released report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), 40% of the U.S.   The GAO's definition of contingent covers the broad category of workers who aren't full-time, permanent employees. The GAO includes the following in their definition: Agency temps: (1.3%). On-call workers (people called to work when needed (3.5%). Contract company workers (3.0%).

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Vanity Fair Covers the Contingent Worker Supplement to the Current Population Survey

Small Business Labs

It was last done in 2005 and stopped in large part due to a lack of interest in the results - even by labor economists. Vanity Fair's The Obama Administration Is Finally Getting Serious About the On-Demand Economy covers the plan by the Department of Labor and the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to run the contingent worker supplement as part of the May 2017 current population survey.    In the forecasting world, we call this a signal.

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Happy 5th Anniversary AllWrite Ink

Make or Break Moments

2010 116

Y-Combinator Goes Freelance

Small Business Labs

According to their website, since 2005 over 700 startups have gone through their program and today these firms have a combined market valuation of over $30 billion. Last week was Demo Day for Y-Combinator's summer batch of startups.   For those not familar with Y-Combinator , it's the most successful startup accelerator in the U.S.

2014 145

These Are the 45 Most Important Minutes of Your Day

Success

Copyright ©2005 Jack Canfield. Successful people maintain a positive focus in life, no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures.

2021 97

10 Years After His Death, Steve Jobs Still Inspires Our Imaginations

Success

In his viral 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University , Jobs told the audience that after he dropped out of Reed College, he slept on the dorm-room floors of his friends, recycled Coke bottles for money, and ate free meals at the local Hare Krishna temple.

2021 81

Migration from Mexico Stalls

Small Business Labs

According to a study from Pew Research , between 2005 and 2010 more people moved from the U.S. to Mexico than the other way around.  The chart below is from Pew.       This reverses a long term trend of large numbers of legal and undocumented Mexicans moving to the U.S. In fact, 30% of all immigrants currently living in the U.S. are from Mexico. Also, 58% of the estimated 11.2 million illegal U.S. immigrants are from Mexico. So what has caused this shift?

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Competitive Industries: How Do You Stand Out?

Small Business CEO

Founded in 2005, Kamran wanted to create a transparent and fair claims company. How can your business stand out in a competitive industry? It can be hard to grab the attention of your audience when there are a lot of companies working in your market, so what exactly can you do to make yours memorable compared to the rest? The claims management market is a competitive one. Kamran Mirshahi is the director of Canary Claims, a leading PPI claims company.

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Independent Workers Have Higher Satisfaction Levels than Traditional Job Holders

Small Business Labs

Workers Report Highest Job Satisfaction Since 2005 on the higher earning job holders: “These are higher-skilled workers, managers, and they tend to have more control over their day-to-day work activities,” said Rebecca Ray, leader of The Conference Board’s human capital practice. The Conference Board recently released survey results that found "51 percent of U.S. employees feel overall satisfied with their job."

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What is CIBIL Score and How to Improve Your CIBIL Score?

Small Business CEO

It is also known as the Credit Bureau and is regulated under the Credit Information Companies Regulation Act, 2005. Does the word CIBIL score ring any bell? Do you know what it is? Or why does it matter to you? Well, read on! CIBIL score refers to 3 numerical digits which signify the credit history effectiveness of an individual. CIBIL stands for Credit Information Bureau (India) Limited who prepares a Credit Information Report (CIR) for every individual.

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How to Have a Career Like Peter Drucker

On The Job

Drucker was never one to just focus on his current or past achievements, and that served him well as he was considered relevant up until he died at age 95 in 2005. When you look five, 10 or even 20 years down the line, are you optimistic about what you see or do you dread what may be facing you and your family? If you’re like one-third of Americans recently polled by Gallup, then you’re dissatisfied about what the future holds. If that’s the case, don’t lose hope.

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Protecting Your Business from Disasters

Small Business CEO

Along with Hurricane Irma, Harvey, the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since 2005, is reported to have caused damages worth $200 billion on the local economy. In the past few months, the United States has witnessed a spate of natural disasters. The tiny economy of Puerto Rico has been staring at a $95 billion loss after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island in September this year. These are not isolated incidents.

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CEO Says It's Important to Be Paranoid

On The Job

At the helm of Kronos is Aron Ain, the CEO of the $1 billion enterprise that has tripled its profitability since 2005 and has 20 million to 35 million users every day. It has moved from zero cloud customers in 2005 to some 16,000 customers in 2015. Ever heard of Kronites? Your first guess might be that they’re part of the new Star Wars movie.

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The Power of Hope: How I Qualified for the Paralympic Games

Success

During 2005 spring break, when I was a 14-year-old freshman at Jserra Catholic High School in Orange County, California, my best friend Scott and I were riding his dirt bike from my house to his.

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A Step Forward for the Auto Industry – Sustainability through Airless Tires

Eco-Office Gals

Even though the this concept has been around since 2005, it was only in early 2015 that they have been made available to the public consumer. From high levels of carbon emissions to absurd amounts of waste production, the auto industry is often associated with rampant disregard of environmental concerns. While there are many areas in which the industry as a whole would do better to reconsider certain aspects of its processes, a step forward can be seen in the area of tire manufacturing.

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Do women talk too much?

On The Job

Brescoll looked at the 2005 and 2007 sessions, analyzing gender, amount of time spoken (using C-Span and the Congressional Record) and then assigned a “power score” to each person. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg became a hero to many women when she publicly stated that she leaves the office at 5:30 p.m. every day to be with her children. Not only was this a call for the 40-hour week many of us have abandoned, it was a statement from a powerful, successful woman.

2012 143

What is Computational Anthropology?

Small Business Labs

Near real-time data is used to measure revenue (receipts) per company, which is compiled into an index starting from 100 in January 2005 for each industry group. MIT Technology Review's The Emerging Science of Computational Anthropology  covers how digital data is creating new opportunities to study human behavior.

2014 144

Environmentally Friendly Powered Access Equipment

Eco-Office Gals

With the Work at Heights Regulations (2005) being so strict businesses are now looking at safer alternatives for height risk work based activities. The construction industry has come a long way in recent years with some of best innovations in green technology.

Living With Mom and Dad

Small Business Labs

living at home rose from 14 percent in 2005 to 19 percent in 2011." Salon has a good interview with the author of The Accordion Family - Boomerang Kids, Anxious Parents and the Private Toll of Global Competition.  The book covers the trend towards young adults living with their parents.   This is not a new trend.  The share of Americans living in multi-generational households has been trending up since 1980.

2012 133

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

Practically Perfect PA

I joined NHS Wales in 2005 and have been here ever since. 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.

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Presidential Environmental Track Record and Positions 2012

Eco-Office Gals

But in 2005 Romney abruptly pulled Massachusetts out of the plan, telling reporters that it didn’t protect businesses and consumers from increased energy costs. Dear EarthTalk: Given that the presidential election is just around the corner, what can you tell me about each candidate’s environmental track record and positions? – Jane Miller, Chicago, IL.

2012 143

Canadians Caught in Time Crunch

Ian's Messy Desk

Among the report’s key findings: The proportion of Canadians experiencing high levels of time crunch grew from 16% in 1992 to 20% in 2005. Teenagers 15-17 who had a meal on a typical day with their parents plunged from 64% in 1992 to 35% in 2005. Time spent on social leisure activities dropped from 15% in 1998 to 12% in 2005. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

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