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The U.S. jobs had released a report in July 2017, that revealed around 19% of people aged 65+ were working at least working part-time during the second quarter of 2017. This recording of employment to population ratio is the highest it’s been in 55 years. On top of that, the Labor Department’s good employment report has recently records that the number of individuals aged over 85 who are still working is also increasing. If you’re an employer in the US, then there is a very good chance that there’ll be at least one elderly...

What do the best blogs have in common? Do they simply have the best writers, or the biggest budget? Surprisingly, neither of those things will define your blog’s success, although neither will ever hurt your case. A successful business blog is usually a culmination of the little things. Here are 6 of those little things. A Good Host We listed this one first because we would really hate for you to check off the rest of the boxes on this list, yet have everything undone with a cheap and unreliable host. You can have...

How far out do you block your time? A month? A week? A…day? There’s no shame in living for the moment. Life is better when it’s spontaneous, after all. But tunnel vision is no way to run a successful company, particularly not one you’re planning to grow for the long haul. If you’d like to be around for the next 10 years, you’d better be gaming out the next one, three, and five years to start. It’s easier than it sounds. Start with these six strategies to set your company up for long-term success —...

Are you looking for better ways to connect with your customers? Do you feel your company lacks a personal touch and it is hurting business? If so, changes need to be made and quickly to ensure you don’t fall behind your competition. Following are six effective strategies helpful in connecting with customers that companies can implement quickly. Categorize Customers Don’t assume all customers are alike. Learn their preferences and buying habits and develop different marketing strategies using this information. By using these...

The medical device market is booming, opening up new opportunities for entrepreneurs. An aging population, advances in healthcare technology and growing expenditures on healthcare are among the factors driving the growth of the market. With an annual compound growth rate of 4.5 percent, the medical device market will be worth an estimated $409.5 billion by 2023, ReportLinker projects. Opportunities are especially abundant for startups proficient in cutting-edge technologies such as 3-D printing, nanotechnology, wearables and big data...

For some people, working in a factory, office warehouse or store is stifling. They want to work outdoors in the fresh air but would still like the business to be their own. There are some outdoor businesses that cost very little to set up and others where more funding is needed. If you are not happy in your 9 till 5 indoor job, perhaps the time has come for you to look closer at some of the options for outdoor businesses, what they involve and the cost of setting them up. Window Cleaning Cleaning windows is the sort of job that...

Women entrepreneurs are storming ahead amid a host of challenges. The National Association of Business Women reported that in 2017 women were at the helm of over 11 million businesses in the US. Even so, women still rank in the minority column when it comes to business ownership. Consequently, female entrepreneurs find it harder to fund their businesses to optimize growth. They routinely encounter investors that adhere to a different measuring stick when it comes to gender. Maybe you’re one of those women who experience having...

Making up 25 percent of thepopulation, the millennial generation is three times larger than Gen X and alarger group than baby boomers. According to Forbes magazine, they spend $200 billion on an annual basis—and they’re changingthe entire face of marketing. Fast Company reports that millennials are expected to control $24 trillion in wealth by 2020. “As millennials demand more meaning from companies,” says Fast Company, “brands need valuable messaging to connect with young adult consumers.” While much has been written about...

Starting a business is a great adventure, but finding office space might be an unpleasant part of the journey. Most cities around the world are similar in theme where high rents are concerned. The closer to the CBD, the higher your monthly rent will typically run, and this is the case in Thailand’s major cities as well. For someone familiar with the landscape, finding suitable office space is a cinch. Conversely, for foreign investors and entrepreneurs, tackling real estate law while searching for appropriate, affordable space might...

Hard work doesn’t necessarily add up to productivity. It is a popular myth that squeezing more hours out of your staff leads to robust productivity scales. But nothing could be further from the truth. Essentially, workforce efficiency lies in how much work your employees can complete in the time frame they’re given without actually bearing the brunt of over-utilisation. A direct result of misaligned priorities is a scenario wherein critical work is left undone while timelines get pushed. Your employees are then forced into a frantic...