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  • Time Management Solutions to Keep Your Business Running Smoothly

    One of the hardest parts of running your own business isn’t getting it up and going (though that is tough); it’s keeping it running smoothly. Running a business often means juggling tasks and, unfortunately, when you juggle you’re more likely to miss stuff and create even more problems for...

  • Making it Easier for Nurses to Change Jobs

    We're all aware that this country suffers from a critical shortage of nurses.  That's why it's important to help nurses find new jobs quickly when their life situations change and they have to move.  Here's a write-up from one nurse who found help and was able to quickly find work in her new...

  • How to Create Your Personal Brand

     

    Creating a personal brand is a wise first step in building a career path that will be both enjoyable and a good fit for your interests, skills and personality. The concept behind building a personal brand is simple: When you know what makes you tick, what personality type you have,...

  • What Makes a Happy Worker? 5 Key Contributors to Employee Satisfaction

     

    What do you want from your new job? A corner office? Flexitime? A short commute? Job searchers often think certain factors are the most important when looking at potential positions. In addition to obvious things such as money, overall job satisfaction can’t be overlooked. However,...

  • How to Create an Effective Email Newsletter

    Here are the steps that will help you create an effective email newsletter:

    • Know your audience
    • Create great content
    • Write compelling subject lines 
    • Make it visually appealing
    • Obey all the CAN-SPAM rules

    Email...

  • Tools from Google To Help You Succeed

     

    Google Alerts: Here’s a way to keep track of subjects that matter to your business. Google Alerts lets you select a subject that matters to you and then news relating to that subject will be delivered to your email inbox. Best uses: monitor news about yourself and your business,...

  • Marketing Tactics You Can Use

    When it comes to marketing, things can change dramatically from one year to another. Traditional techniques such as print mail advertising no longer dominate the industry. Instead online marketing is the go-to choice for many marketers. 

    Here are a just a few tactics that can help to...

  • How A SWOT Analysis Helps You Plan More Effectively

    When it’s time to develop a plan whether it’s for business or your personal life one technique that can help in planning next steps is a SWOT analysis.

    SWOT is the acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.  Many businesses use SWOT analysis as the beginning step in...

  • Making your goals short-term boosts likelihood of success

    I remember when I was younger I promised myself I was going to learn to speak Spanish by the time I was 30.  I made this promise when I was in my mid-twenties.  Guess what, by the time I hit 30, I still hadn’t learned Spanish, even though being able to speak Spanish was very important to me...

  • Beware of Brainstorming: It May Not Be the Best Way to Unleash Creativity

    Brainstorming is one of the most popular method companies use to try to unleash creativity. Companies use brainstorming to generate new products, gear up marketing campaigns, or solve problems to name just a few applications.

    The rules of brainstorming are: no ideas are bad and don’t...

  • 5 Huge Mistakes Made By First-Time Entrepreneurs

    (and the principles that will help you avoid them)

     

    Being an entrepreneur is fraught with challenges, but with the right mindset and a keen eye for the pitfalls, you’ll be better suited to turn your business, product, or service idea into a booming enterprise. Keep in mind...

  • The basics of email marketing

    Email marketing continues to be a profitable way for businesses to reach prospects.  But as inboxes become more and more crowded it’s important for marketers to remember the basic concepts that lead to a successful campaign.

    Here are the elements that contribute to success:

    ...

  • Why Do You Want to Work There?

    When it comes to choosing your place of work, there are a variety of things that need to be taken into consideration. Many people are quick to jump to the conclusion that money is what matters most, but often times there are plenty of other things that are actually more important. If you're...

  • The Benefits of Call Center Training

    There is nothing worse than to be put on hold when you call a company. The longer I have to wait the more negative my feelings become. We all have horror stories about calling a company and either being thrown into an automated loop or being put on hold for what seems like an eternity.

    ...

  • Risk Assessment in the New Workplace

    There is no way to get around how expensive insurance can be. Insurance carriers often understand that their clients are stuck paying whatever rates they demand, and it can be tough to keep up. While there are many ways that you can lose a lot of money with your insurance provider, there are...

  • Thirty Steps to Starting your Green Business

    Thirty steps on how to start an effective, profitable green business. E-version with instant download. The straightforward, easy-to-use tips in this book guide you through the startup phase of building a green business and creating a thriving, sustainable, eco-friendly, 21st-century company....

  • How to Get the Most from a Conference

    It’s that time of year again when conferences are starting to populate the business calendar.  Conferences can be great educational and networking tools but to get the most from them requires planning.

    Before you leave for the conference set goals. Be specific. Goals...

  • Inforgraphic: Women CEO salaries still lag behind their male counterparts

     This post is from Motif Investing,an online broker offering innovative online investing and  stock trading services to turn ideas and global trends into investment opportunities. Motif allows individuals to invest in specific themes, or “motifs,” which are...

  • Successful Woman Update: Wisdom from Steve Jobs and identifying traits of successful people

     

    Dear subscriber,

    Steve Jobs, the visionary founder of Apple, had this important advice for all of us:

    "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of...

  • Find out how Walmart, Amazon and a children's clothier use subscriptions to build loyalty and revenue

    Walmart just announced a new ecommerce subscription service. For $7 a month, a subscriber will get a box of sample foods.The new subscription service called Goodies.co is by invitation only right now and is just moving out of its test phase. (I've just...

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