Ubersuggest vs. SEMrush: Head-to-Head SEO Tool Comparison

Small Business CEO

We’ll look at each SEO tool’s features, benefits, and pricing to give you enough details to make a good comparison of the two solutions.… … The post Ubersuggest vs. SEMrush: Head-to-Head SEO Tool Comparison appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.

2020 87

Moxie Tip 151: The VA/Employee Comparison Trap

Virtual Moxie

VAs make sense, not in the dollar-to-dollar comparison, but in the effective/efficient/convenient comparison w/ employees. Fees Moxie Tips AssistU Moxie Tips Virtual Assistant Virtual Assistant Training Virtual Moxie

2012 155

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Why the comparisons you make determine your success

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

We’ve been making comparisons for thousands of years. This constant social comparison is just a way of life. However, they’re just as susceptible to social comparison as their knuckle-dragging ancestors. Are they as afraid ” The questions might have evolved considerably, but the need for comparison remains the same. Our perception of our success is dictated by the comparisons we make with our peers. if you can transcend social comparison.

2011 61

Overcoming fear of failure (falling short) and what other people think.

Denise Aday

personal work comparison clients fear of failure letting go control Overcoming fear of failure (falling short) and what other people think. : Got this by email from a client today and it really hits the spot this week, which has been a bit of a dispiriting one where I’ve constantly felt like I was falling short, however imaginary the impression. Tip: this also happens when you internalize and take responsibility for things outside of your control.).

2013 40

How to Pick The Best Payroll and HR Software for Your Business

Small Business CEO

There are plenty of companies out there offering these services, so you need to do some research and comparison before you can find the best one for your company. Picking the right HR and Payroll Software for your business isn’t as simple as it may seem at first glance.

Global Interest in Coworking Booming

Small Business Labs

In comparison to the same month in the previous year, this figure has climbed by 35% - and by around 60% compared to two years ago. When looking back at the last five years, the search volume for “coworking” has increased sixfold in comparison to other queries. The annual Global Coworking Unconference Conference  (GCUC) is this week in Berkeley, California. And it's good times for this industry.

2015 201

5 Time Saving Tips for Home Businesses

Tips From T. Marie

In comparison, when you have a certain time set aside for dealing with phone communication you can build it into your daily schedule and cut back on unexpected interruptions. As the owner of a work from home business, it’s important to use your time wisely.

2021 171

Some bad customer feedback can make your good customer feedback shine even brighter

The Small Business Blog

In a recent article from Econsultancy: Bad reviews improve conversion by 67%, which referred to a study undertaken by Reevoo (a provider of impartial product reviews, ratings and price comparison) called Bad Reviews are Good for Business, they found that “68% of consumers trust reviews more when they see both good and bad scores” and…

2012 168

A Mini Guide to Business Insurance

The Small Business Blog

You can find a full listing and evaluation of these on online comparison sites like Money Supermarket. There are many different types of insurance cover that a business will need to look into, and some that are required by law. But here is a list of some of the main policies that should be considered…

2012 148

Freelancers and Financial Well-Being

Small Business Labs

This score provides a standard metric that allows comparisons of financial well-being across individuals or groups. One of the ongoing questions around independent/gig work is its impact on the financial well-being of independent workers (freelancers, gig workers, self-employed, etc.). 

2019 178

5 Minutes With… Daniel Abrahams

The Small Business Blog

Our latest interviewee is Daniel Abrahams, the Co-Founder & Head of Partnerships at award winning comparison sites… Read the full article here: 5 Minutes With… Daniel Abrahams 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.

2013 153

Our Updated Small Business Closure Forecast is More Optimistic, But Still Grim

Small Business Labs

  As a point of comparison, in an average year about 8% of employer small businesses close.  In early April, we released a 2020 small business closure forecast.

2020 185

More Freelancers Feeling Secure

Small Business Labs

Due to layoffs, company failures, changes in corporate directions and a broader lack of corporate loyalty to their employees, they feel traditional jobs aren't secure and by comparison independent work is more secure. MBO Partners released their 2019 State of Independence study this week. This is the 9th year of this ongoing study, which provides an in-depth look at American's independent workers (freelancers, independent contractors, self-employed, etc.).

2019 180

Then or Than?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Than is used to make comparisons. Both than and comparison have a letter “A” in them. I have always had trouble knowing when to use the words 'then' or 'than'. Sometimes it is easy to figure out, but other times I struggle to figure it out. Well, today I came across a sentence where the person used 'then' and I was pretty sure it should have been 'than', but wasn't positive.

2016 138

How to Deal With Success Guilt


Gauging your success against your siblings, friends or parents will only bring comparison and cause resentment or anger. Unpacking guilt can be complex and time-consuming. It makes sense that we’d feel guilty for actions in the past before we knew better or when we were different people.

2021 90

Ride Sharing Continues Rapid Grow

Small Business Labs

By comparison, just 15% of Americans said they had used these services in late 2015, and one-third had never heard of ride-hailing before." Pew Research recently did a study on the use of ride sharing services by Americans. Key quote on their findings: "The share of Americans who use ride-hailing services has increased dramatically. Today, 36% of U.S.

2019 149

An Interview with Nadine King, Founder of Black Admin Magic

Admin Awards

Below are a few responses to the question: Do you think there is a difference in the support you receive as a Black administrative professional in comparison to your White colleagues?

2021 83

Email Isn’t Dead. Here’s Why You Should Be Using It to Market Your Business.

Tips From T. Marie

The comparison chart at the end of this post compares some of the more popular services. Bonus Freebie: EMail Marketing Service Comparison List. The following is a very simple comparison chart for just six of the email marketing services out there, Mailchimp , AWeber , Mad Mimi , Constant Contact , FlashIssue and sendinblue. The business experts agree, when it comes to marketing, the most effective avenue you can use is email.

2016 123

This Is What Happens In Your Brain When You Try Something New


Subsequent solo camping outings in Texas, New Mexico, Utah and again to Maine flew by in comparison. A few years ago, I saw a weakness in my outdoor skills that needed to be rectified: I had not camped alone.

2021 92

Gigi Gorgeous: How to Stay Grounded When Social Media Is Your Full-Time Job


You might cross paths with bullies, fall victim to the comparison trap or struggle to log off. Staying grounded in social media is a constant challenge. There’s so much happening online, which means there are countless ways to lose yourself in the madness.

2021 99

Part-Time Employment Keeps Growing

Small Business Labs

While the overall report was quite good (at least by comparison to those of the last few years), a big chunk of the increase was in part-time work. Last fall our article Are We Becoming a Part-Time Nation covered the trends leading to the growing number of part-time workers in the U.S.   The recent New York Times article The Rise of Part-Time Work covers some of the same ground.  Key quote: "Compared with December 2007, when the recession officially began, there are 5.8

2013 166

Ten tips for organising a business trip to… Houston

Practically Perfect PA

Hotel rooms in 4 or 5 star properties are cheap in comparison to other US cities. After many many years of booking business travel to Houston for my Executives I finally got to travel there myself in January 2014. I had certain expectations about Houston based on all of the itineraries I had created.

2014 160

The Worst Predictions in History

Small Business Labs

" I really like the article's (and the book's) comparison of modern futures techniques to those used during the Roman Empire: "Futurologists now use complex computer models to make predictions but, as Chaline puts it, computers are often no better at discerning the future than "a sheep with a peculiarly shaped liver" Computer models may not be more accurate, but they're a lot less messy. 

2011 122

Small Business Closure Scenarios

Small Business Labs

   By way of comparison, the SBA chart below shows small business closure and startup rates between 1990-2015.   Based on an industry by industry analysis (1), our base case estimate is 21% of U.S. employer small businesses will close in 2020 (2) (3). 

2020 184

Brand Storytelling Guide: 7 Ways to Make Your Brand Pop


And although direct comparisons with your competition should be avoided, you do know the grievances people have in a particular industry. What is your brand story ? And how can you make your particular brand stand out among the rest?

2021 89

LED Street Lights: The 21st Century Lighting Option

Eco-Office Gals

There is not a shade of doubt about the fact that they are long-lasting, environmentally-friendly and energy efficient in comparison to traditional sodium lamps. In comparison, LED lights have distinct advantages. LED street lighting is an innovation that is here to stay. From its limited use when it was introduced less than a century ago, it now finds use in an ever increasing range of applications.

2013 149

10 tips for organising car hire

Practically Perfect PA

Car hire comparison sites. In the UK there are quite a few hire car hire comparison sites which will help you secure a good deal for your boss. If your boss is travelling to many different locations during their business trip it can be a lot more time and cost effective hiring a car for them.

2014 139

Technology of the week: Touchjet Pond Projector

Practically Perfect PA

it isn’t cheap but if you think about how much it costs to install Smart Screens in every meeting room or giving every member of staff a tablet it is a tiny cost in comparison. What is Touchjet Pond Projector? The Touchjet Pond is great piece of kit from over the pond. It is a tiny projector / tablet with built in WiFi and sound. What does it do? This nifty devise is a mixture of a projector and a tablet.

2015 160

Are you suffering from collaboration overload? 9 beliefs and fears that help drive it


What you can do: Before jumping into a new project, make sure that your plans aren’t driven by an emotional, knee-jerk reaction based on fear or social comparison. We are collaborating too much.

2021 89

Furthering Your Education on a Budget


Make use of salary comparison websites to research what people with your current education level, and those with the degree you’re pursuing are making in their roles.

How to Keep Teams Motivated to the Finish Line

On The Job

The comparison to past success often spurs teams to push with greater effort in the final stages, researchers say How many times have you been about to reach your goal and for some reason, you lose interest? I've heard bosses complain that they've just about got their team to achieve a new goal -- and then enthusiasm seems to wane. The bosses try to figure out a way to jump-start the flagging interest, but can't seem to keep the team motivated. A new study sheds light on why this happens.

2017 109

This Christmas Give the Gift of Time

Ian's Messy Desk

Retailers would have us believe we need to spend, spend, spend to avoid comparisons to Ebenezer Scrooge. The post This Christmas Give the Gift of Time appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Here it is mid-November, stores are well-stocked for Christmas, and seasonal ads are everywhere in the media. What does your Christmas shopping list look like? What will the list look like in another month?

Gifts 169

The Truth About Impostor Syndrome and How to Overcome It

Stephanie LH Calahan

Social media users have created a voyeuristic environment where we can easily get caught up in “comparisonitis.” Some familiar sources of comparison are Facebook, Instagram, and biographies of “successful” people.

2020 228

The Rise of Intermarriage and Cultural Fusion

Small Business Labs

The reason 1967 is the comparison date is that's the year the U.S. In 2015 one-in-six U.S. newlyweds (17%) were married to someone of a different race or ethnicity.    This is up from just 3% in 1967. Supreme Court ruled that interracial marriages were legal.    These stats comes from Pew Research's In U.S. metro areas, huge variation in intermarriage rates.    Not surprising given the sharp increase in intermarriage, the U.S.

2017 122

How to Become a More Valuable Employee

Eat Your Career

Their decision to buy from you (and keep buying) is based on a cost-to-value comparison. These days, people talk a lot about adding value in the workplace. Specifically, everyone wants to know how to become a more valuable employee. After all, when you add more value at work, you should (in theory) receive more value as well. It’s only natural; contributing at greater levels should enable you to earn at greater levels too.

2019 197

Sales Psychology: Why People Won’t Pay Your Rates

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

When someone says “that’s too expensive&# , they’re verbally acknowledging an unconscious comparison. A comparison they don’t even realize they are making. This person had been wanting to rid an addiction of anti-depressants and the only mental reference for price comparison was piano lessons for their child. This was the comparison their unconscious mind was making. Today’s post is short and sweet.

2010 87

22 Ways to Practice Stillness Within Your Mind, Spirit and Body


Social media and the comparison factor amplifies this feeling. This world is a hectic one. Technology only exacerbates the feeling that no matter how quickly we move, how much we accomplish, it’s never enough. To combat that, Ryan Holiday turned to the ancient Stoics.

2021 103

Will Consultants be Replaced by AI?

Small Business Labs

Again from the article: the processing power of four smart consultants with excel spreadsheets is miniscule in comparison to a single smart computer using AI running for an hour, based on continuous, non-stop machine learning. Since we're consultants, we hope not. But that's thesis of HBR's  AI May Soon Replace Even the Most Elite Consultants.

2017 154

Gardens: The Unsung Hero in Real Estate Valuations

Small Business CEO

How much value your gardening and landscaping choices can add is highly subjective to the market the property’s located in, but it’s worth noting that over ninety-percent of buyers rank garden design as something that definitely increases value , whereas the color of the paint inside the home is often of little concern by comparison. Gardens, and landscaping in general, are often the most overlooked elements when it comes to adding value to a home.

2017 65

The History of Signage Design

Small Business CEO

How it was first used in comparison to today and what were the signs originally made of? According to a well known online encyclo…pedia (wink wink), signage can be defined as any type of visual graphic that has been created to display information or convey a message to a particular audience. While that’s all very well and good for giving a broad description of signage today, we want to know where signage actually came from?

2019 48