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Women in construction, by University of Salford

Women have been turning to different employment sectors in the past twenty years. From the traditional secretary and receptionist roles, women are moving into the male dominated industries such as construction.

Since 1980 the female...

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If your company has grown to a point that you need to lease some commercial office space, first let us say "Congratulations!" Whenever a company is thriving, it's not just good for the owner and their staff, but also the community...

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One of the most challenging and important aspects of running a small business is having strong customer service. Of course finances are important, as well as generating capital, marketing, and dozens of other things--but without a loyal...

TAX, by 401K 2012

Tax season is a time of headaches, scrambling, and financial stress for many, but it doesn't have to be that way. Those who stay organized and know how to get the most out of their taxes can actually turn tax season in their favor. Remember...

At the wharf

I'm a firm believer in being as passionate as possible about what you do during your daily routine.

Why engage in an activity if you don't feel like it feeds your soul's purpose for being here? Why do something if it runs...

Gift Subscription to GreenKidCrafts

 

Hello, I’m Penny Bauder, the owner of Green Kid Crafts, an e-commerce company designed to become a market leader in subscription-based services that...

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Training new employees costs companies billions of dollars every year. To help keep training costs down, managers are turning to innovate new strategies designed to bring women back to the workplace after childbirth.

Here are some of...

Trucker, by dchousegrooves

The traditional office cubicle has become a tired trap for many individuals. Many people would like to get out and experience new locations and more autonomy, yet may not realize what else is available. There are options, from travel nursing to...

Two friends shaking hands, by thetaxhaven

Life would be simpler if people communicated better. Miscommunication is one of the biggest causes of stress and tension in the workplace. If managers would just communicate tasks clearly, staff would be more confident about their...

Hiring a woman, anicaps le forum

The ongoing recession has put a strain on businesses everywhere. Smaller companies in particular may be struggling more than usual to find and attract suitable and dedicated staff, with whatever capital that might have been available for...

Calculator, by 401(K) 2012

College students nationwide have returned to the classrooms this fall, many unsure of what they are eventually going to major in. If you find yourself in similar place, maybe it is time you consider a degree in accounting, whether you attend...

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The Good News

So you've decided to go into the e-commerce business and begin selling software, games, E-books, audio or video content online. In today's technology based and highly digitalized world, that...

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It’s like the search for the Holy Grail—the search for those traits that make a person successful.  Are people born with the success “gene” or is it something we can develop?

In his book “The 8...

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If you have a website, you must have an online community to support that website. With traffic in the form of blog entries, events, member weigh-ins, comments, or social media, you will have more than enough to drive the discussion about your...

Roll of money, by 401(K) 2012

Commercial Loan Tips for the First Time Business Owner

All of us, at one time or another, will contemplate the thought of becoming our own boss. Unfortunately, only a handful will have the guts to actually do so.

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Visionboard: Hope

For years we’ve heard about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but there’s a growing body of research that indicates that horribly stressful events in many cases can lead to growth not a downward slide into depression and despair...

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Nothing about managing a workplace is easy. Problems arise quicker than they can be solved, and it often seems as though you're battling some kind of business complication hydra that grows two new heads every time you cut one off. Keeping...

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There are a lot of responsibilities that come with running a business. If you want it to be a successful one, a top priority would absolutely have to consist of building and maintaining good business credit. Although, on the onset, it may seem...

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The one place where most of us spend the majority of our working hours is at the office. So, it should make perfect sense that more and more companies are starting up wellness programs because a healthy staff means a productive environment....

a rose by any other name

Your new business is your baby, and as such you really want to make sure you pick out just the right name for it. A new business is a blank slate of possibility, and it's a great way for you to really express yourself and what you're...

Shapewear - Front

By Jenna Ghosheh, Founder of Status Image Consulting

The most common problem with my female clients is ill-fitting undergarments.  Here is a secret that will change...

Roxana Hewertson

 

Do or Die: Expert Cites Effective Leadership Commonalities, Best Practices & Career Killers

Are you a GREAT leader or an “AT RISK” failing leader? How do you know? What would...

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If you are someone who has the responsibility of conducting job interviews, this is the perfect article for you. That's because the purpose of it is to equip you with the kinds of questions that can reveal the most when it comes to...

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Due to the economic challenges in the workplace, sometimes we're so focused on what needs to be improved, that we don't take a moment or two to acknowledge some of the progress that has already (and is consistently) taking place.

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It is a bit ironic, isn't it? "It" being that we spend most of our waking hours in a workplace environment so that we can make money and yet a lot of that income goes to wearing clothes at that same office. Then, to add to the (...

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This is an awfully difficult time to be out of work, and if you've managed to navigate the months of searching, interviewing, providing referrals and salary negotiations to finally land that offer you're probably jumping for joy And you...

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When you really stop to think about it, the people who we tend to spend most of our waking hours with are our co-workers. For eight hours a day (give or take a few), we share an office with many different kinds of personalities that have many...

Win-win situation

You’ve probably heard about crowdsourcing. You know: tapping into the collective wisdom of your network to find an answer or solve a problem or the ultimate in crowdsourcing—Wikipedia.  Now here’s another twist...

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College graduates are facing numerous difficulties as they leave school and enter the work world. With a troubled economy and dismal job market, many recent grads struggle to even get their foot in the door when it comes to finding professional...

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We can't always afford to do work that needs to be done in-house or by ourselves. Sometimes it's simply an issue of not being capable of doing said work, either due to a lack of equipment or skills. Regardless of the work or reasons in...

Women Working, credit Jodi Womack

Job Search Tips for those who Celebrate American Business Women's Day

American Business Women's Day (http://www.ABWA.com) is celebrated on September 22nd....

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Running a small business is a labor of love--often a great deal of labor. It is no small feat to operate a successful business. Many small businesses and start ups struggle to turn a profit for several years, especially in such tough economic...

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If you are a small business owner and need to hire some additional help, or if you manage the hiring for a company's human resources department, you're more than used to making tough decisions. It's rough out there for people...

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Finances are almost never an easy thing to deal with, and this is especially true of those running a small business. Just because you love sporting goods doesn't mean you're a whiz at accounting, but if pursuing your passion means...

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It's not as hard as it might seem to set yourself up as a prime candidate for employment before you even put on the old cap and gown. Plenty of college graduates (and students nearing graduation) worry needlessly about their post-college...