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This Old Marketing Farewell Episode: Sometimes the End Is a Beginning

Small Business Labs

PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher. . In our grand finale episode, Robert kicks things off by pondering the decision to end something, so that something else can begin. We answer listener-submitted queries, and ask a few of our own; then we sign off with a final farewell inspired by a few of the greats. Download this week’s PNR: This Old Marketing podcast. PNR: The Q&A.

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How to Boost Metabolism: 8 Foods That Can Skyrocket Your Weight Loss

Dumb Little Man

I’ve got a secret to tell you. Your body has one powerful tool it can use to start burning fat like crazy. That same tool can also make you gain weight and store all those excess fats in all areas of your body. Can you guess what it is? It’s your thyroid. It’s that tiny gland located in your neck, right below the Adam’s apple. It has dozens of different functions and effects, but perhaps the most important one is metabolism regulation. Via webmd. What is metabolism?

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How clutter can hinder your productivity (and what to do about it)

Productivity Bits

When you own business or manage a team of employees, you know how vital productivity and efficiency is. If you work from home, in a factory, warehouse or office, clutter can affect you. Without time and effort dedicated to your environment, productivity and motivation can diminish. This can have some adverse effects on the business including loss of revenue and the overall success of the company.

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Podcast 082: Piggyback new habits

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! Today is a historic day! My topic is Simple Way #52 , Piggyback new habits, and it’s the last chapter in the book. This is podcast #82 so I’ve done plenty of shows on content that isn’t in the book, probably another book worth. To celebrate, how about a contest? The prize is a PDF copy of the book. You want to win this book!

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Global Coworking Forecast: 30,000 Spaces and 5.1 Million Members by 2022

Small Business Labs

We recently released our new coworking forecast for 2018-2022.    We are projecting continued rapid growth over the next 5 years, although slower than the industry's recent dizzying pace. The forecast was done this year with help from our friends at GCUC. These are the folks that produce a series of U.S. and international coworking conferences. This gives them a global perspective with insights that were invaluable in developing this forecast.

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4 Ways Small Business Can Become More Efficient Through Cloud Computing

Dumb Little Man

In today’s business world, it is important that business have access to what they need when they need it. Whether through phones, tablets or computers, there is a need for convenience and reliability as far as access to information is concerned. Cloud computing facilitates all these. Without a doubt, it has transformed how several businesses operate.

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Self-Care and Productivity

Productivityist

You know you’re a go-getter. Whether you’re raising a family, running a business, traveling the world, or stepping into a new chapter in your life, you have a full schedule. But where exactly does time for you fall into the mix? Yes, you’re the one doing these things – running around tackling your to-do list and conquering the world. But what’s keeping you going? What’s Fueling You. Every go-getter needs fuel. That’s where self-care comes into play.

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Happy Holidays and See You Next Year

Small Business Labs

We're on vacation for the rest of the year.    Happy Holidays and see you in 2018

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9 Winning Tips For Online Slot Games

Dumb Little Man

Online slot games are great. You can play them anytime and anywhere. You can go for as long or as short as you like. There’s no noisy crowd to drive you insane and no added expenses to make you worry. Of course, all these fun things won’t matter if you don’t end up with good wins. So, before you actually start playing, make sure to start on the right foot. Below are the best winning tips for online slot games that are totally worth giving a try. Let’s get started.

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3 Types of Erroneous Use of Dashes

Daily Writing Tips

Dashes, like semicolons, are basically commas with superpowers. However, while semicolons take the place of commas to set off independent clauses or separate a series of list items in which at least one item itself consists of a list, a single dash denotes an abrupt break in syntax, and a pair of dashes signal a parenthetical phrase that is more emphatic than one bracketed by commas (or parentheses). In the following examples, though, dashes are misused.

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Top Supply Chain Trends for 2018

On The Job

Remember a few years ago when you paid extra to have something delivered in two days? That’s no longer the case, and now companies like Amazon offer same-day delivery on a wide variety of items. This focus on making faster deliveries to the customer at no additional charge is changing the way that supply chains operate – and more changes are expected in 2018 as companies ramp up their focus on customers, says Brian Hodgson, executive vice president of business development at MP Objects.

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Digital Marketing Success Remains Elusive for Most Small Businesses

Small Business Labs

Infusionsoft recently released their 3rd annual Small Business Marketing Trends report.    The report paints a not so pretty picture of the digital marketing efforts of small businesses. The two key points from the executive summary are: The digital world continues to leave some small businesses in the dust. One in seven (15 percent) don’t plan to use digital marketing in 2018. Digital marketing success remains elusive to most small business owners.

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Ethereum Vs Bitcoin: Which Is Better?

Dumb Little Man

Bitcoin and Ethereum have a lot of similarities. Both are cryptocurrencies that come in “coin” form, giving them a specific denomination that can be represented as a dollar or euro value. Also, both rely on the blockchain for secure transactions. These similarities can be so identical that those who are new to using digital currencies might feel that they are not actually making a choice but picking from two equals. That’s not the case, though.

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Soulful Simplicity with Courtney Carver

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by Courtney Carver , the person behind Be More with Less and author of Soulful Simplicity: How Living with Less Can Lead to So Much More. A passionate and energetic speaker, Courtney shares to communities the power of simplicity in improving health, building meaningful relationships, and creating more joy in life. It goes without saying that we could all afford to be a little less stressed and more emotionally balanced.

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Help Your Supervisors Start 2018 Out Right

Taylor Reach Group

By: Peg Ayers. A clean slate. A fresh start. As we remove the plastic wrappings from our new calendars and start neatly recording upcoming events and plans, we’re inspired to make 2018 the best year ever. Our New Year’s Resolutions show the way—if only we’d maintain them past mid-January. Supervisors and managers in your organization are having the same thoughts—they want to make 2018 the best year ever, for themselves and their people. How can you show them the way? Look Back!

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It Had to Happen - Digital Cats For Sale Using Cryptocurrency

Small Business Labs

Yes, it was just a matter of time before two of the most popular fads on the Internet - cats and cryptocurrencies - would end up combining in some way.    CryptoKitties  is a game by Axiom Zen lets users design and trade digital cartoon cats. The game uses Ethereum's blockchain technology for it's ledger system.

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The 3 Types of People That Ruin Meetings

Dumb Little Man

Aah, the office meeting. While there are many grievances in the average workplace, none is quite as loathsome as having an unproductive meeting. And yet, we still spend around 31 hours a month doing it. If you’re in the upper management, you can expect to spend 50% of your time in meetings. While some meetings- like brainstorms and quarterly reviews- are justified, many are just awful time-suckers that yield no productive results. So, what makes these meetings unproductive and so terrible?

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Bills, Bolls, and Bulls

Daily Writing Tips

The Latin noun bulla , meaning “knob” or “round swelling,” is the source of a family of words starting with b followed by a vowel and the l sound (and sometimes additional letters and sounds), which are listed and defined in this post.

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5 Key Trends to Shape Your 2018 Information Management Plans

Small Business CEO

I spend a lot of my time writing and speaking about trends in the content management marketplace. As many of you know, I regularly blog under the Digital Landfill title, and I’ve also been fortunate to be invited as a guest columnist on the DocuWare blog from time to time. Workflow Enterprise Content Management

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Global Coworking Forecast: 30,000 Spaces and 5.1 Million Members by 2022

Small Business Labs

We recently released our new coworking forecast for 2018-2022.    We are projecting continued rapid growth over the next 5 years, although slower than the industry's recent dizzying pace. The forecast was done this year with help from our friends at GCUC. These are the folks that produce a series of U.S. and international coworking conferences. This gives them a global perspective with insights that were invaluable in developing this forecast.

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How Stroke Prevention Can Save Your Life

Dumb Little Man

No one wants to think about the possibility of having a stroke, but someone in the United States has a stroke an average of every 40 seconds. It could be life altering or even life ending. The good news is that it is possible to survive a stroke and it’s also possible to prevent one from happening in the first place. You should take steps to understand your risk factors, make lifestyle changes, and finally plan for your best possible outcome should the worst happen.

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Ditch the annual engagement survey: measure employee engagement like you measure your finances

Daily Writing Tips

In today’s world of work, we’re seeing a power shift from employer to employee. Employees are pushing organizations to be better every day, and demanding that employers create an environment within which they want to work. This is important because workplace culture is key to employee engagement.

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How to Include Everyone at Events

Small Business CEO

Joan Eisenstodt. According to the 2017 Disability Equality Index (DEI), a survey conducted by the U.S. Business Leadership Network (USBLN) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), U.S. businesses are becoming increasingly accessible for people with disabilities. Can the same be said about business events? Convene asked Joan Eisenstodt, who as chief strategist for her firm Eisenstodt Associates consults on event design. .

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Three Ways to Set Wellness Goals to Improve Employee Performance

Brilliantly Better

This is a guest post by Ben Branson Heat and pressure can turn a lump of graphite into a diamond—or crush it completely. Change graphite into ‘employee’ and heat/pressure into ‘stress’ in the previous sentence and you have the two… The post Three Ways to Set Wellness Goals to Improve Employee Performance appeared first on Dragos Roua. Business

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3 Types of Errors in Interpolated Coordination

Daily Writing Tips

Errors in sentences with interpolated coordination, in which a phrase providing additional information is inserted but punctuation and/or words that provide complementary structure are omitted or misplaced, are frequently made but easily avoided, as explained in the discussion and demonstrated in the revision following each example below. It is widely regarded as one of, if not the, greatest films ever made.

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Basis of Estimating Software Development

Small Business CEO

The estimating of software development is both straightforward and complex. When it is suggested that estimating is hard, of no value, and unnecessary, always ask what principle is used to support that claim? Don't hear one? Then it's likely just a personal anecdote made without any principles. . Here are some resources that will provide guidance to produce credible software development estimates, in both traditional and agile domains. Let's start with some books.

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Tips for Immigrants Who Want to Start a Small Business

Small Business CEO

One role immigrants don’t get enough good publicity about in the news is the fact that immigrant entrepreneurs play a huge role in hiring a large swath of the U.S. labor force. The exact numbers are staggering, too. Nearly 6 million workers are employed by immigrant-owned businesses, according to a report released by the New American Economy. While starting up a business as an immigrant in the U.S.

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3 Tips – Based on Research – to Skyrocket Form Conversions

Small Business CEO

You’ve done everything correctly: built a beautiful website, added contact forms and marketed your business. Leads are pouring in, but for some reason, they never convert. Your business is suffering, and the problem may be a simple one. Your contact form isn’t optimized for success. I have seen long contact forms spanning 30 fields before, and the first thing I thought was: “no one is going to take the time to fill out this form.”

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Dazzling Displays – 3 Tips For Boosting Your Sales Through Visual Merchandising

Small Business CEO

When it comes to taking in and making sense of information, we focus more on visuals than anything else. In fact, educational researchers suggest that about 83% of human learning occurs visually. For marketers, statistics like this can have a big impact on how you decide to present your product to consumers and they place huge importance on using visual merchandising in your marketing efforts. photo credit: The BWD. Within your store is a finite amount of space.

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3 Lead Generation Tactics That Can Give Startups a Big Boost

Small Business CEO

Lead generation is key when starting up a business. The rule is simple: More leads equal more sales (given you can convert those leads well, though…) However, to make lead generation work, you need some tactics. There are plenty of lead generation tactics you can adopt, but I’d suggest you to focus on just three tactics: Ringless voicemail, Facebook ads and online referral program. Here’s a brief explanation on each. Ringless voicemail.

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3 Lesser-Known Link Building Opportunities for Businesses

Small Business CEO

Businesses, especially new businesses with a small budget, have a hard time justifying link building. You might , and I say might very lightly, be able to start generating leads affordably with pay-per-click advertising. Every business is different, with some having very affordable pay-per-click rates. But over time, a business will start to realize that organic traffic that they don’t have to pay for is much more economical. Enter link building.

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Benefits of Contract Hire for Small Businesses

Small Business CEO

Today, so much work is conducted on the information superhighway, that it is easy to forget that we still need to spend a certain amount of our time on the real one, too. For a manufacturing business or a retail concern, you will probably have at least one or two vans that you lease, but for other businesses, the thought of vehicles is one that is often shelved, and you will either drive around in your private car without a second thought, or perhaps purchase one through the business.

2017 50

Spending Smart by Maximizing Technological Investments

Small Business CEO

Technological investments are a part of business. Your business can spend $1 million to invest in new technology and equipment, but how will these technologies transition to profit? That’s the question. Increased investment doesn’t necessarily mean improved financials. And small businesses need to know how to maximize these investments, or maybe they shouldn’t invest in certain technologies too early.

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What Makes a Good Manager

Small Business CEO

Being a good manager is essential in order to create a positive work environment. When you are supportive of your staff by giving them the leadership that they need in order to thrive then you are not only giving them a more positive experience as employees, but you are also giving your customers a better experience. A strong manager is essential to the well-being of a business. Without a strong leader, there is no direction or plan for the execution of moving up as a company.

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4 Purposes Your Business Website Should Serve

Small Business CEO

Building a functional business website is a major step in the right direction for your organization. The internet plays far too large of a role in our everyday lives for your business to disregard its power. Your business website puts your business in touch with millions of possibilities in an instant. If you are still not entirely convinced of the benefits of a website for your business, then give yourself a moment to take in a few facts.

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Forex Trading Tips to be a Successful Trader

Small Business CEO

There are many who are working on Forex market to gain profits from it. The trading is exciting and often educational for the traders. Here are some trading tips that you may want to follow: Plans must be made and followed. The trading is important for you and so you should make proper plans before starting the career. You should know what the reasons of failure in this trade are and then you can plan the ways to be taken for successful career.

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