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.

2005 52

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.

2005 52

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.

2005 52

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

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.

2005 52

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

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 145

Purpose At Work: How Wild Planet Foods Is Creating Sea Change In The Fishing Industry

Forbes Leadership

McKinleyville, California’s seafood industry veteran Bill Carvalho co-founded Wild Planet Foods in 2005, after years of exasperation with the unsustainable practices he witnessed?—?and

2005 52

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.

2020 169

Global DJ And Host Of ‘Unhinged’ Amrit Created Her Own Career By Refusing To Stick To Titles

Forbes Leadership

Amrit began curating music at events as a DJ in 2005, and hasn’t looked back since. The career lane that Amrit created for herself as a global DJ / dating expert / partner of non-profits all comes together thanks to the power of connection and her role as a strong female voice.

2005 52

5 Tools For Entrepreneurs To Boost Productivity

Dumb Little Man

A 2005 study conducted by the International Game Developers’ Association showed that people working more than 8 hours a day tend to become extremely unproductive and tired. For an entrepreneur, 24 hours in a day is just not enough. That is because there is always more things that can be done in a day. This often leads to burnout and a general loss in motivation.

2014 219

50 Studies Suggest That Magnesium Deficiency Is Killing Us

Dumb Little Man

And that’s because 68% of American adults consume less magnesium than the recommended daily allowance (RDA), according to a 2005 nationally representative survey. A silent epidemic marches on unchallenged, claiming lives by way of misery or death. Experts estimate that 50% to 80% of Americans are deficient in magnesium - a vital mineral involved in more than 300 enzymatic processes at the cellular level.

2013 219

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.

2021 59

Synchronize Your Email Manually (The Productivity Gem nobody talks about)

Dumb Little Man

To better emphasize the issue, consider this study: In 2005, King’s College performed an experimental IQ test between 3 groups. Poor email usage is without a doubt the #1 time killer for white-collar workers. If you get this right you’ll be ahead of 50-90% of the other people dependent on your industry and level of seniority. Group A performed the test with no distractions. Group B did the test, but were distracted by email and phone calls. Group C did the test and smoked weed. Guess what?

2016 148

Hiatus – Updated!

Simple Productivity Blog

Dear Readers, I've been blogging for a really long time - since 2005. Update 05/10/2018: Yes, I am coming back. As part of that I am consolidating both WholeLifeProductivity.com and SimpleProductivityBlog.com into one spot - LauraEarnest.com. Stay tuned! In that time I have pivoted the blog from Palm PDA applications to simple productivity to whole life productivity. But 13 years is a long time in a field that is becoming saturated, and the work needed to capture attention grows daily.

2018 100

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.

2019 148

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.

2005 56

Bill Cosby rape allegations: What you need to know

Vox Open Sourced

A press release that the district attorney sent out in 2005 regarding Costand’s allegations against Cosby — combined with Cosby’s later, incriminating testimony in a civil lawsuit — had the same effect as a formal immunity deal.

2005 52

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.

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

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

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

Happy 5th Anniversary AllWrite Ink

Make or Break Moments

2010 116

Look for SPB Over at Assistant Edge

Simple Productivity Blog

Reducing Inboxes in 2005: Part IV – Electronic Input. A little late in coming, due to some technical issues… A site has launched this week called Assistant Edge. It features links to articles from across the web, including SimpleProductivityBlog. If you have time check it out. And if you can’t remember the link, you’ll find it in my sidebar. Enjoy! Thanks for subscribing to the RSS feed for SimpleProductivityBlog.

2010 109

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 61

How The Biggest Gamblers Became Rich

Dumb Little Man

Also known outside Australia for founding World Series Cricket, at the time of his death in 2005, Kerry Packer had a net worth of roughly $6.5 Casino culture has a term for non-professional big-time gamblers who spend shocking amounts of money at the tables.

2020 209

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.…

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 173

5 Top Tech Entrepreneurs You Must Follow

Dumb Little Man

He created the website along with Ohanian in 2005 and sold it for millions in 2006. Everyone wants to be an entrepreneur nowadays. People get motivated by the stories of some of the successful entrepreneurs who have become millionaires with their unique ideas.

2020 228

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 145

How Students Can Change The World With STEM Education

Dumb Little Man

There was a push for greater emphasis on these fields in 2005. In 2005, when the alarm bells were sounded about STEM education, 51% of patents issued in the United States were owned by foreign companies or individuals. What’s behind the rise of STEM education in schools?

2020 241

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

10 Tips to Use YouTube to Market Your Business

Dumb Little Man

Since its introduction in 2005, YouTube has become an indispensable marketing tool for every business. With more than one billion users, YouTube is definitely not a platform to ignore if you want to grow your business.

2020 206

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.

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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.

2021 52

?How Your Happiness Is Related To Your Health

Dumb Little Man

One study done in 2005 had participants rate their happiness several times over the course of a day. Over the past decade, a whole industry has grown around teaching people the secrets of happiness. You’ve probably seen shelves full of self-help books, each touting to help you find happiness. There are also courses and programs promising the same. All these may make you wonder how happiness and health are really connected.

2018 216

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 129

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 48

10 Ways to Encourage More Women Into Your Workforce

Dumb Little Man

It has grown 140% since 2005. Female participation in the labor market across the globe is declining. According to a World Bank research report , the women’s labor force participation rate is 48.5%, whereas the rate for men is 75% in 2018.

2020 209

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."

2018 126

Haitian civil society leaders have a plan for the country’s future. It doesn’t involve the US.

Vox Open Sourced

Secondly, from 2005 to 2007, we had the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), and we also had security problems, and they did not intervene [to help].

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