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The Number of Nonemployer Businesses Continued to Grow in 2016

Small Business Labs

The U.S. Census recently released the 2016 nonemployer business statistics. Key quote from their press release : nonemployer establishments increased 2.0 percent from 24,331,403 in 2015 to 24,813,048 in 2016. Receipts increased 1.5 percent from $1.15 trillion in 2015 to $1.17 trillion in 2016. This continues a pattern of about 2% growth per year in the number of nonemployer businesses over the past couple of decades. Since

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How to Rewire Your Brain for Success

Dumb Little Man

The brain is an incredible organ. It is constantly regenerating and renewing itself while absorbing the information being thrown at it. However, not every piece of information it absorbs is positive or even correct. For example, if you fall down in public and feel embarrassed, the thought “I’m an idiot” pops into your head. Your brain will absorb it and form a neural pathway.

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13 Ways You Should be Using Your Smartphone for Business

Tips From T. Marie

Admit it, you don’t go anywhere without your smartphone. It’s ok, the rest of us don’t either. That reason alone is incentive enough to examine just how useful your smartphone is to your business. With more of us enjoying job flexibility today, and with the probability of up to 58% of workers expected to be independent contractors by 2027 , if you’re not using your smartphone for more than texting, calls and email you should be.

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Podcast 099: The virtual team

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! This is podcast 99 and it’s about a productivity tool I call the virtual team. You assemble a virtual team with people in your life to help you be accountable. I came up with this idea for one of my clients who’s a consultant. He works for a company but doesn’t have an office there. His job involves working with people from different departments on different projects.

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Food Delivery Forecast to Grow Rapidly

Small Business Labs

A new research report by financial giant UBS suggests that millennials are ditching the kitchen and instead opting for food delivery in a report titled “Is the Kitchen Dead.”. The report is not available to the public and we haven't seen it. But it's nicely covered the Forbes article  Millennials Are Ordering More Food Delivery, But Are They Killing The Kitchen, Too?

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Four Tips On How To Choose The Best Credit Card For You

Dumb Little Man

With so many banks and credit cards now available, it can be quite confusing how to choose the best credit card for you. But did you know? Credit cards are as different and unique as the people who use them. There are credit cards that match people who fly frequently, shop at certain stores, and so on. You can narrow down the perfect credit card for you with these simple steps: Step One: Know Your Credit Score. Nothing can put a damper on your credit card search like getting denied.

5 surprising ways clutter in your home hinders your productivity (and what to do about it)

Productivity Bits

Think your productivity could do with some improvement? You’re certainly not alone. There are a huge number of people looking for ways to increase their productivity every day, but very few of them think to look to their home as a way to do it. Clutter can be a serious hindrance on your efforts at work – and here’s how. Messy home, messy mind There is a saying that anyone who can live or work in a messy environment must have a messy head themselves. This often rings true.

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Study Gives Important Clue About How to Boost Collaboration

On The Job

When you're a manager trying to get team members to work together better, you would be wise to look at the "status" of each worker before asking them to help one another. A study by The Ohio University's Fisher College of Business finds that you're going to get the best results from team collaboration by asking those a "moderate" distance in status from one another to collaborate. Researchers say if Bob, for example, perceives Randall as near him in status, then Bob sees Randall as a threat.

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Squeaky Clean: How To Clean Up The Different Types of Carpet Stains

Dumb Little Man

Every awesome house has a carpet inside it somewhere. Whether it’s in the living room or the bedroom, a rug is there to provide safety, beauty, and charm. A lot of times, a carpet faces a lot of roughing up as it puts up with a lot of factors that can gradually increase its deterioration. One of the most dreaded things that can happen to your carpet is a horrible and stinky stain. You and your guests won’t see it immediately, but you will surely notice it eventually.

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How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Writing

Daily Writing Tips

Will robots eventually have writers out of a job? Are we going to see computers writing the next Great American Novel? Probably not … at least, not any time soon. Over the last decade or so, though, AI (Artificial Intelligence) has become increasingly sophisticated … and it’s influencing the world of writing in a number of interesting ways. What is AI, Anyway? AI is all about machines learning and adapting.

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How to Say No in the Business World: 4 Tips

Small Business CEO

It’s one of the simplest words in the English language. Two letters, one syllable, incredibly commonplace. In fact, it even transcends language. Whether you’re in the jungles of South America, the city lights of Paris, or the plains of the United States, your audience knows exactly what you mean when you say no. Why, then, is it so difficult to tell someone no – particularly in the business world? Why would we much rather say yes, even when no is the correct statement?

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Channeling Christmas in July is a Boon for Your Career

On The Job

It's the middle of summer, and no one right now is really thinking about decorating a Christmas tree, the holiday office party or baking cookies for colleagues. That's why it's a perfect time to do so. I don't mean that you should drag out the tree and start hanging tinsel, but I do mean that it's a great time to put yourself in the holiday frame of mind. The reason? You'll impress the heck out of your boss, endear yourself to colleagues and score major points with your network.

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11 Reasons Why Health Insurance Is Crucial In India

Dumb Little Man

India has a booming tourism market with more than 7.4 million people visiting India in 2016 alone, and a projected growth of 10.26 people in 2017. These numbers continue to climb, and people are drawn here for the colorful and different cultures, the breathtaking scenery, and the famous landmarks like the Khajuraho Temples and the Taj Mahal. With this increasing tourist trade comes the rising need to have good health insurance.

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Names of Animals and Insects Formed by Folk Etymology

Daily Writing Tips

This post lists words derived from words in other languages as a result of folk etymology, a process by which speakers adopt the foreign terms after revising them by using existing elements from their native language. bumblebee: This word stems from the Middle English word humbul-be , but by association with bombeln , meaning “boom” or “buzz,” the initial sound changed.

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Off the Clock with Laura Vanderkam

Productivityist

This episode is sponsored by Newton. Newton is my email app of choice…and has been for a few years now. Recently they’ve reached a massive subscriber milestone: 40,000 users! I’m one of them because Newton has everything I’ve been looking for in an email application and more! You can (and should) give Newton a test drive for 14 days by visiting [link]. This week on The Productivityist Podcast, I am joined by speaker and author Laura Vanderkam.

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3 Changes to Boost Office Productivity

Small Business CEO

Every company wants to be profitable, and productive employees are key to that success. But how can small business leaders help their workforces become more productive? One way is to consider creating a non-sedentary workplace, which research shows can improve group performance. A study conducted by researchers at Washington University in St.

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Feeling Stuck In a Rut? Here’s How to Change Your Focus

Dumb Little Man

You’re in a rut and you’re having a hard time understanding how to change your focus. Things aren’t going your way and they haven’t been for a while. It’s a work problem you can’t seem to solve, a blank page you can’t seem to face or a bad break up you just can’t get over. You overanalyze and analyze as you descend deeper into a mental entropy, focusing on nothing but me, me, me. You try to figure out how to fix it or, at the very least, forget about it for a minute, but you still can’t.

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How to shift from learning to doing 

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs have to survive a tightrope balancing act when it comes to their own education. . No group of humans is hungrier for new knowledge and practical wisdom. The best entrepreneurs know how much they don’t know. They constantly seek to close that gap. . The serious, earnest entrepreneur assembles a personal MBA curriculum for themselves. Endless books. Courses. Events. It never ends. . It shouldn’t. Education has to be life long.

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What Should Be Your World Cup Drink This Summer?

Dumb Little Man

The World Cup is in full swing. What better way to celebrate it than by drinking the traditional cocktails from the countries participating? For each of the 32 competing countries , there is a cocktail or mocktail to whip up to celebrate their culture and cuisine.

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5 Tips On Getting Ripped Without A Gym

Dumb Little Man

Getting ripped without a gym is possible. It starts with making some changes in your daily routine. Follow the tips below and you won’t only enjoy a better physique but you’ll be able to save a huge amount of money on gym memberships, too. Take a walk in the fresh air. Nothing can be as refreshing as an early morning walk or an evening walk.

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Choosing Brand Colors: How to Pick The Best Hues For Your Business

Dumb Little Man

Color plays a crucial role in helping us evaluate and classify objects within seconds. If you think about how long you normally scan someone’s social media page before deciding if you want to check out more, you’d probably agree that choosing brand colors is critical. Since the human eye is capable of distinguishing approximately 10 million colors, you have to be on point with your choice.

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The Top 4 Best Alternatives to Paypal for Business

Dumb Little Man

Paypal is the biggest payment gateway out there and there’s no doubt about that. It is the most famous online payment system in the world to the point that people associate the word “payment gateway” with Paypal. It offers a nice, clean and very comfortable service within a click and makes everything possible. You know the score. However, Paypal is not the only payment gateway out there and it is not even the best of the bunch.

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How to Ace Your Job Interview

Dumb Little Man

In October 2009, at the end of the Great Recession, unemployment hit 10%. Finding a job was hard. Many people, especially recent graduates who lacked experience, ended up taking part-time jobs or working in a field that didn’t actually require a degree. Unemployment has been falling slowly and steadily and it’s now down to 3.8% but many people are still struggling to find work. Why Is It So Hard? The hiring process isn’t what it used to be.

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When Will New Technologies Impact Small Businesses?

Small Business CEO

Huge enterprises are already taking advantage of bleeding-edge technologies that cut costs while improving efficiency and customer happiness. Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, big data processors and smart devices may seem too costly for small and mid-sized businesses, but many experts estimate that in the next couple years many once-elusive technologies will be used on a global scale.

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Successful People Follow These 7 Productivity Rules

Small Business CEO

While there’s no such thing as an ideal, mold-making businessperson, successful entrepreneurs and executives share certain traits in common. Productivity is one such trait. Whether you’re doing your best to climb the corporate ladder ahead of schedule or working to turn your big idea into a big employer, you’ll find a streamlined schedule smooths the road ahead. Follow these seven productivity-boosting tips and good things might just happen. Don’t Let Email Take Over Your Life.

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Check Out what’s New with Facebook in 2018

Small Business CEO

Facebook is undoubtedly the largest and most loved social media platform currently. It attracts billions of users for a variety of purposes. One of the techniques the social networking site uses to get such a large following is by constantly enhancing the website with new stuff to improve user-experience and retain loyalty.

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When Your Business Requires Heavy Machinery or Intricate Designs

Small Business CEO

Does your company require heavy machinery to do some of its commercial needs, or are there any intricate designs that are part of your product output? If so, you may need to talk to specialists in those fields to get a bulk of your orders completed on time and done to a standard of quality. That means doing some research and homework about who can provide you with those industrial services the most efficiently and on the best budget.

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When Does Office Security Turn Into an Invasion of Privacy?

Small Business CEO

Offices around the UK need to step up their security game, according to the most recent statistics. There has been a 145% rise in incidents of malware and DDoS attacks to commercial servers across all sectors, and the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry noted that 47% of London businesses have been victim of some form of crime in the past year. Yet when it comes to both cybersecurity and physical security for offices, many employees don’t actually know what their rights are.

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