UK insolvencies at lowest level since 2005

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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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Contract Jobs Dominated Job Growth Since 2005

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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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The seven beliefs of high performing teams


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.

2005 52

Bioteams Part 4: The Team Organization Zone


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.

2005 52

Bioteams Part 3: The Team Execution Zone


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.

2005 52

Bioteams Part 2: The Team Connectivity Zone


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

The United Nation Reports There are 4.9 Billion Internet Users

Small Business Labs

The ITU report chart shows the growth in Internet users since 2005 (click to enlarge). The UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) estimates that 4.9 billion people are using the Internet in 2021 , which is about 63% of the world's population.

2021 249

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

Small Business Applications in May 2nd Highest Ever

Small Business Labs

  This was the second highest number of applications filed since this data was first collected in 2005. May was yet another banner month for new business applications.    As the U.S. Census chart below shows (click to enlarge), 500,219 business applications were filed in May. 

2021 204

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.

2008 100

It’s International Coworking Day — Learn About Its History, Plus Ways To Celebrate


Software engineer Brad Neuberg is credited as the person who kicked off not just Coworking Day, but the whole coworking movement itself, when he blogged about the idea on August 9, 2005 : . Even today, the essence of coworking remains remarkably true to Brad’s 2005 vision:? .

2022 242

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

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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.

2020 169

What Leslie Jordan’s Legacy Can Teach Us About Pivoting to a Third Act


While its print guidebooks and the company itself have evolved, at its height in 2005 the Zagat Survey included 70 cities and reviews from 250,000 diners. Movies typically follow a three-act structure: the set-up of our hero, the confrontation they face, then the resolution.

2022 236

The Benefits of a Performance Culture (and How to Implement One)


1, 2005, only three days before Foster’s first child was born. Nice people don’t always finish first. The more money at stake, the more cutthroat a business is likely to be. All the hedge fund managers in Greenwich, Connecticut, probably didn’t pay for their Ferraris by being nice to people.

2022 241

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

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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.

2019 146

Top 10 Amazing College Finance Stats

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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.

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 52

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.

2016 191

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.…

2020 59

The Difference Between an Employee vs. Entrepreneur Is Mindset


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 217

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

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 56

These Are the 45 Most Important Minutes of Your Day


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 247

How to Build a Foundation of Self-Love with Celebrity Makeup Artist Mally Roncal


She founded her own company, Mally Beauty, in 2005 and wrote a book titled Love, Lashes and Lipstick: My Secrets for a Gorgeous, Happy Life in 2014. “Oh my God, you’re gorgeous!” Mally Roncal exclaims as our Zoom interview begins.

2022 168

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


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 277

Episode 392: Pamela Slim talks about the Widest Net


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 83

How Immersive Art Has Transformed the Ways People Experience Creativity??????????


Much of art was once cloistered away to be experienced in specific venues, in specific ways, by specific people.

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How Immersive Art Has Transformed the Ways People Experience Creativity??????????


Much of art was once cloistered away to be experienced in specific venues, in specific ways, by specific people.

2022 230

Think Like a Child: What We Lose with Age (and How to Get It Back)


A former vice president at Coca-Cola, she remembers being “a hard-nosed, results-at-all-costs type of executive”—until she met Leila, a child from Russia she adopted in 2005. You’ve heard about those amazingly fun offices where play is encouraged? They’re not just cubicle legend.

2022 219

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


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.

2021 74

‘Maybe the Only Way to Have an Answer to the Unknown Is to Face It Every So Often’


This was the spring of 2005. The first time I went whitewater rafting, my river guide was a scraggly hippie whose response to every topic, from butterfly sightings to tornado warnings, was, “No worries.”

2022 260

Academic Studies Show Gig Economy Larger Than Government Data Suggests

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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 171

ESG ambitions should top organisational agendas

Workplace Insight

When the idea of ESG (environmental, social and governance credentials) first surfaced nearly two decades ago in a 2005 United Nations report, it was just an acronym businesses were trying to understand and get to grips with.

Happy 5th Anniversary AllWrite Ink

Make or Break Moments

2010 116

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%).

2015 142

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.

2016 100

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.

2019 40

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 137

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?

2012 127

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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