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The Top 4 Secrets to Working at Home Successfully

For some reason, working at home to many people means you’ll be able to relax, work when you want and bake potpourri on the stove.For the people who do work at home, you know this to be extremely untrue. In fact, you don’t even have time to bake potpourri on the weekends when you’re not working. Working Business2Community


Business News

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways: Preschool can lift children from poverty. Top high schools prepare students for college. A college degree boosts pay (more »)

Career Development

Lessons Learned (the Hard Way) About Achieving Work-Life Balance at a Startup
Business2Community
Running a startup company is extremely demanding. It takes a huge commitment of one’s time and energy. Countless Founders and CEO’s have become consumed in their mission and neglect the flip side of the coin – their personal life. Unfortunately, there isn’t a template or formula that startup CEO’s (more »)

Business News

The Venture Capital System 'Simply Does Not Work For Women,' Study Finds
Huffington Post
The Silicon Valley money machine only seems to work for men, a painful new study reveals. Less than 3 percent of the 6,793 companies that received venture capital from 2011-2013 were headed by a woman, according to a study from Babson College released Tuesday. That means that out of nearly $51 billion (more »)

Career Development

How To Be A Great Leader
Business2Community
Let’s face it. We live in a superficial society. The information highway known as the internet has been a gift and a curse. Sure, it’s led to smarter, more complex individuals; with a strong desire to be recognized and appreciated. But we have replaced selflessness with selfies. We’ve replaced a good (more »)

Business News

How to Make Flextime Work for You and Your Business
Business2Community
The business case for work flexibility has never been stronger. According to a recent study, from the Families and Work Institute, 63 percent of employees in 2012 work from home some of the time, as opposed to 34 percent in 2005; meanwhile, 77 percent of employees have flexibility in their start times (more »)

Career Development

Top 10 Tips for Running a Productive Meeting
Business2Community
You’re busy, I get it. Trying to find the perfect work/life balance is tough, but there is help from tools like IFTTT or marketing automation. But there’s no tool or magic stick replacing the dreaded meeting. They can be tremendously beneficial, or the bane of managers and employees alike. Often thought (more »)

Interviewing

How To Grow Your Own CFO
Business2Community
Recruiting externally costs money. It takes up time. All that effort expended on writing the job description, posting the advert, paying for the advert, reviewing applications, interviewing candidates, training a new starter, paying them full salary while they learn the ropes… It takes 30-33 months (more »)

Job Search Advice

US grants $450M to link job training to employers
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden announced almost a half-billion dollars of grants Monday to community colleges working with employers on job training. Linking training to industry demand is key to the Obama administration's strategy for improving wages and reducing (more »)

Interviewing

How to Choose the Right Candidate for the Job
Business2Community
This week, I wanted to help entrepreneurs, recruiters and hiring managers by discussing some tips for choosing the right candidate for the job. Hiring the right candidate is very important because the right person can save you time and money by working efficiently. In comparison, a bad hire can (more »)

Job Search Advice

How To Use LinkedIn Groups In Your Job Search
Business2Community
As we’ve said time and time again, LinkedIn is a key part of any job hunt. But it’s not just enough to set up your profile and wait for the messages to come rolling in from recruiters – you have to put yourself out there and increase your visibility, and using LinkedIn groups is a great way of doing (more »)

Interviewing

How to Prep Your Shy Interviewee for Their Video Debut
Business2Community
Interviews are a big part of what we do here at 12 Stars Media, and keeping the interviewee comfortable can really make or break the entire interview. That being said, how can you keep a shy interviewee comfortable? Some people may tell you that you cannot get a good interview from someone who is camera (more »)

Job Search Advice

Brighter economy driving up holiday hiring plans
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl's plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000. One after the other, a flurry of major U.S. retail and transportation companies announced sharp increases this week in the number of temporary workers they (more »)

Personal Finance

Financially Fit! 3 Ways Managing Your Money Can Be Like Getting in Shape
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Natasha Burton ~ Blood, sweat and tears. O.K., maybe not the first part, but for anyone who's made it a goal to get in shape, these words can often come into play when you're kicking off a new exercise regimen.But what about if you've made it your goal to finally get your finances (more »)

Tech News

AT&T Martian Notifier Smartwatch Unboxing Review
Business2Community
In today’s world, people still buy watches first and foremost for fashion. The Martian Notifier smartwatch brings the convenience of notifications to a fashion-forward timepiece at a down-to-earth price. The Martian Notifier is an attractive, colorful analog wristwatch with an integrated OLED readout (more »)

Personal Finance

Retirement Fund Fees: Do You Really Know What You’re Paying?
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Shana Lebowitz ~ Retirement pop quiz: How much are you paying in 401(k) or IRA account fees?If you’re completely stumped, you’re not alone. According to a survey by AARP, the majority of Americans are in the exact same boat.In fact, when asked whether they pay any fees at all, 65% of (more »)

Tech News

Stocks break two-day losing streak as Apple gains
The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are closing slightly higher as the market breaks a two-day slump. Apple was in focus again. The company gained 3 percent a day after announcing a mobile payment system, new iPhones and a smartwatch. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts sank 3 percent (more »)

Personal Finance

Worried About Outliving Your Nest Egg? Join the Club
LearnVest
Via LearnVest By Shana Lebowitz ~ You’ve spent years logging hours at the office so you can support yourself and your family. But now that you’ve hit your 60s, it’s time to clock out one last time, book that long-awaited cruise to Cancun and finally (finally!) relax.At least that’s what you once thought (more »)

Tech News

Why People Don’t Get Google+
Business2Community
Google+ is a great social network. I can’t count the number of people I’ve said that to and they didn’t really believe me. People are constantly dissing this particular network even though it really has more intelligent conversation going on than many other networks. Why? Maybe it’s because you just (more »)


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