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The importance of a good accountant - Money in Business

The importance of a good accountant - Money in Business | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

Every small business owner needs a good adviser and many need help to stay on top of recordkeeping, which is where a good accountant can lend a hand.

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Study Finds Small Business Owners Lacking Tax Knowledge

Study Finds Small Business Owners Lacking Tax Knowledge | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Small business owners are running serious financial risks due to knowledge gaps about tax, new research has found.
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Agile or Disengaged? How to Avoid Managing by Exception

Agile or Disengaged? How to Avoid Managing by Exception | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
“Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” — Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State.
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Australian Small Business Leads Way On Flexible Work

Australian Small Business Leads Way On Flexible Work | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Australian small business owners and employees are leading the way in flexible working arrangements, according to new research by international technology company Citrix.
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» Top tips on how to keep your staff motivated Dynamic Business

» Top tips on how to keep your staff motivated Dynamic Business | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Top tips on how to keep your staff motivated
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What will future jobs look like? Andrew McAfee on TED

Economist Andrew McAfee suggests that, yes, probably, droids will take our jobs -- or at least the kinds of jobs we know now.

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Andrew Spence's curator insight, June 11, 2013 4:34 AM

Are we heading towards a future of "glittering technology in a shabby society" ? 

Some interesting insights with some suggested solutions from McAfee.

These trends are impacting our businesses now and will transform the way we look at traditional human resources and people management.

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Throw Out Your Business Plan and Create a Business Map

Throw Out Your Business Plan and Create a Business Map | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
The pace of change has accelerated to the point where a business plan is no longer enough to plot the future of your business with any certainty. Disruptive technologies or unexpected competitors can
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Warm Home Properties's comment, June 10, 2013 4:04 PM
This is great!!
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Business planning - Research reveals trends, survival rate and the future for Australian small businesses

Business planning - Research reveals trends, survival rate and the future for Australian small businesses | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
New research has identified which sectors new businesses are most likely to survive in, with healthcare and social assistance sector receiving the best report card.
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The Workforce in the Cloud

The Workforce in the Cloud | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

FOR translating a 22-minute video from English into Spanish at short notice, 7Brands Global Content, a professional-translation firm based in New York, quoted “approximately $1,500”. This fee seems in line with the local going rate for the job from a firm which boasts membership of three professional associations and clients such as Chase and Bank of America. Not so long ago, paying the local rate was the only option. Today anyone seeking to get this sort of job done is only a click away from the whole world of professionals competing to do it far cheaper.

That same translation job was advertised on Elance.com and oDesk.com, the two busiest among several newish online marketplaces for work, or “talent exchanges”. On Elance it soon attracted 25 bids, from individuals in 15 countries. For around half the bidders, this would be their first job, which raised questions about how good their work would be (especially the Uruguayan who promised to “translate your interview perfetly”). But some seemed competent. According to his Elance page, “oswaldo g”, from Colombia, has already completed 31 jobs, earning a combined $4,193 and a satisfaction rating of 4.9 (out of 5). He quoted a tempting $16.44 an hour—though not as tempting as the five bids on oDesk (three of them by five-star-rated workers), from Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico and the Philippines. Each of them offered a flat rate for the completed job, ranging from $33.33 down to just $22.22.


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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 2, 2013 9:17 PM
“Talent exchanges” on the web are starting to transform the world of work.
Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, July 3, 2013 3:53 AM

There is a new rise in online companies, which can offer cheaper and faster services, with the smart use of talent (often freelancers and temps) "in the cloud", for all kinds of online work such as translation jobs. Examples are Elance.com and oDesk.com "the two busiest among several newish online marketplaces for work, or “talent exchanges”." Moreover, "the exchanges are providing opportunities not just to do one-off jobs, but to build a business."

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Time to Scrap Performance Appraisals?

Time to Scrap Performance Appraisals? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Times have changed. More and more companies have decided to radically change (read "scrap" or "re-engineer") their performance appraisal process.

Via HR Trend Institute
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We have moved to a One Page Talent Management process - thanks Mark Effron!

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John Michel's curator insight, June 2, 2013 10:12 PM

Organization structures have changed and companies need to be more agile.  We have a shortage of key talent and the keys to success now focus on regular alignment, coaching, creating passion and engagement, and continuous employee development.

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, June 4, 2013 4:32 PM

Yes, it is time....

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Cas McCullough - Have an action plan, not just a business plan

Cas McCullough - Have an action plan, not just a business plan | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Many businesses either have a business plan that’s gathering dust, or don’t have one at all. Thankfully, retrofitting a nuts-and-bolts structure to your business is easier than you might think.
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Million Pound Startup Competition Invites Australian Tech Start-ups To Receive £1 Million

Million Pound Startup Competition Invites Australian Tech Start-ups To Receive £1 Million | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Australian start-ups are being encouraged to enter a global competition called the Million Pound Startup, which will award £1 million ($1.55 million) to a technology company willing to relocate to London.
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Mentor - Seven core sales and business tools: How sharp are your skills?

Mentor - Seven core sales and business tools: How sharp are your skills? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
You wouldn’t try to cut through a plank of wood with a dull saw, so why would you expect to cut through to a customer without a sharp sales technique?
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Have you mastered the art of listening?

Have you mastered the art of listening? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Sheryl Connelly is a world-class listener, but there's much she says that should be listened to
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Many people hear but don't listen. We can all learn from this short article.

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How To Connect Your Business Objectives To An Effective Social Media Marketing Strategy

How To Connect Your Business Objectives To An Effective Social Media Marketing Strategy | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it

What do The Walt Disney Company and the WWE have in common (other than lucrative merchandising revenue and a cast of memorable characters?
If you followed the Dachis Group’s Social Business Index, which “analyzes the effectiveness of strategies and tactics organizations employ to engage the market through social channels,” you’d know that Disney and the WWE are two of the most socially savvy brands out there. Apparently, people are still gaga for staged fighting and Donald Duck.

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Emotional intelligence is a huge part of leadership, but how should we measure it? - SmartCompany.com.au

Emotional intelligence is a huge part of leadership, but how should we measure it? - SmartCompany.com.au | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Emotional intelligence is a huge part of leadership, but how should we measure it?
SmartCompany.com.au
Currently neuroscience has become the dominant theme in emotional intelligence.

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, June 17, 2013 3:16 PM

Great question to ponder.  Your thoughts?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 17, 2013 6:49 PM

Will we be able to measure it? Or will it be something that we recognize as the quality of organizations improves?

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The Number One Job Skill in 2020

The Number One Job Skill in 2020 | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
What's the crucial career strength that employers everywhere are seeking -- even though hardly anyone is talking about it? A great way to find out is by studying this list of fast-growing occupations
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Are You Getting on Top of the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Debate?

Are You Getting on Top of the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Debate? | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Bring your own device (or BYOD) is all the rage. Device policy and administration is beyond my pay grade. For that, you can talk to Steve Boese. What I can tell you is that there are a …
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Cashflow - Small businesses can make better use of their accountant to boost their bottom line

Cashflow - Small businesses can make better use of their accountant to boost their bottom line | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Small business operators who used their accountant as a business advisor last year were 31% more likely to see an earning uplift, according to new research from the 2013 MYOB Business Monitor.
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Planning - Vision, strategy, tactics and conquest

Planning - Vision, strategy, tactics and conquest | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Terms like vision, strategy and tactics can be confusing if you’re just starting a business for the very first time. It’s time to conquer that knowledge gap with the Taskmaster.
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Surge in full-time workers launching online retail start-ups

Surge in full-time workers launching online retail start-ups | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Increasing numbers of full-time workers are exploring their own online retail start-ups, according to new research by online sales platform Bigcommerce.
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The Difference Between Managers and Leaders

The Difference Between Managers and Leaders | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
It's time to face the music as a manager: You don’t always have all of the right answers. Your “it’s my way or the highway” approach to management isn’t going to
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Emotional Intelligence Comes of Age

Emotional Intelligence Comes of Age | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
When I first began writing about emotional intelligence, there were few examples of these concepts being effectively used. Today, we're seeing the science and practice come of age as emotional

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David Hain's curator insight, May 30, 2013 7:07 AM

I don't normally promote conferences, etc, but I think the work of Joshua Freedman, @eqjosh, is excellent in this field and this meeting promises to be outstanding - as Daniel Goleman is basically saying here...

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, May 31, 2013 8:16 AM

EI is growing up as we develop our understanding of people...

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The Power of Good Habits - Career Development From MindTools.com

The Power of Good Habits - Career Development From MindTools.com | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
Learn how good habits can help you become the person that you've always wanted to be.

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John Michel's curator insight, May 29, 2013 7:09 AM

Habits are powerful. They bring about change one step at a time, and they help you ensure that these changes become part of your life.

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How retailers can use social media to attract more customers

How retailers can use social media to attract more customers | Strategies for Managing Your Business | Scoop.it
If your business marketing plan doesn't include social media strategies, you're already dead in the water. Why? Because more of your customers are using

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Oluwasemilogo Akinmuyiwa's comment, May 25, 2013 10:34 AM
My concern is the cost at which these things come to us marketer. There is no budget for small businesses.
Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, May 26, 2013 1:30 PM

Dead In The Water
Dead in the water indeed since your competitors are out there creating wiht social media, learning what works and building a following. Good luck catching up fast.

NOTHING happens all that fast in social media. You can create great campaigns that boost your social media 10x, but natural growth is SLOW and STEADY.

This means your social media strategy will need to DISRUPT to win and create trust at the same time. Those two ideas can be mutually exclusive so make sure to JUMP IN NOW or double your efforts now.

Rememer if you are not the lead sleddog the view is always the same :).

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 13, 2013 12:53 AM

There's no way around it. Social Media are more important every day.


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