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Business Networks 2014: Disrupt And Conquer

Business Networks 2014: Disrupt And Conquer

Companies plugged into the Networked Economy en masse in 2013. And in 2014, they’ll supercharge their efforts. Leveraging business networks, they’ll harness the insights and intelligence of entire communities to break down the barriers to collaboration and enable new processes that drive innovation and competitive advantage. But these aren’t your father’s networks. They’re smarter, faster and more […]
5 Tips for Changing Careers on a Budget

5 Tips for Changing Careers on a Budget

Sometimes it takes a long time to figure out what you want to be when you grow up, and that’s OK. Whether it’s a newly-discovered passion, previous job burnout or a change in location, workers across the country are itching for a career change. According to a recent survey conducted by the University of Phoenix, over half […]
Is Your Small Business Getting All It Can from the Federal Government?

Is Your Small Business Getting All It Can from the Federal Government?

I have a love-hate relationship with webinars. First, I love them because often they offer practical information in a time-efficient manner. Then there are two dimensions to my hatred; and yes, “hate” is overstating it a bit. First, many of the best webinars are rather expensive and second, while the free webinars often include good […]
How to Lower Your Site’s Bounce Rate

How to Lower Your Site’s Bounce Rate

On the Internet, a high bounce rate is the kiss of death — and a sure sign that your website and marketing strategy need a major overhaul. In order to better understand and analyze the success of your marketing campaigns, there are a plethora of web analytics tools to measure everything from time spent on […]
If You’re Ready to Take on the World, Focus Is Key to Global Success

If You’re Ready to Take on the World, Focus Is Key to Global Success

Whether you sell digital downloads or designer diapers, there’s a big wide world out there full of opportunities. It has never been easier for small and medium sized businesses to reach a global marketplace and attain global success. It’s not just theory, it’s actually happening. In 2011, export sales from from businesses with under 500 employees […]
Need a Great Business Idea? Start With a Blank Piece of Paper

Need a Great Business Idea? Start With a Blank Piece of Paper

A blank piece of paper (or, in today’s technology-driven world, a blank document) can be a pretty intimidating sight. The pressure to be creative and fill the page with original ideas is often overwhelming for entrepreneurs, leading them to become frustrated and give up on their projects, especially if that project is coming up with […]
RBS unveils plan for £38bn internal bad bank

RBS unveils plan for £38bn internal bad bank

(Financial Times) — Royal Bank of Scotland on Friday announced plans to transfer £38bn of its riskiest loans into an internally managed bad bank, with the aspiration of running down the portfolio within the next three years. The part nationalised bank said the move — designed to clean up its balance sheet and position it on […]
Should I Use Surveillance in My Business?

Should I Use Surveillance in My Business?

     It’s a controversial topic these days with privacy issues always looming. But using surveillance in your business may sometimes be a necessity. Dangers to your business and your employees range from the financial to the physical. Should you have surveillance in your business? Here are some things to consider.   Surveillance In Your Business […]
Hostels gain popularity with business travelers

Hostels gain popularity with business travelers

Ferdi van ‘t Wout, a manager for a global electronics manufacturer in the Netherlands, frequently stays in hostels when traveling for work, an option he discovered last year by accident. “I unexpectedly needed to be in Copenhagen to meet with some colleagues,” he said. “Due to the short notice and some big event happening, it […]
5 Simple Ways to Get Organized at Work

5 Simple Ways to Get Organized at Work

Starting your first job can be overwhelming and intimidating. You’re eager to prove yourself, produce quality work and stay on top of things — which you can do by mastering the art of staying organized. Right from the get-go, you’ll want to explore the advice and tools available to get yourself organized. By keeping your desk, tasks […]