Monday, September 28, 2015

Use the cloud to become 'data smart'

Use the cloud to get a start toward becoming 'data smart'

(BPT) - No matter your job or the size of your business, you are probably aware of the piles of digital information inside your company. Data is everywhere.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Two-year degree programs and one-year certificates can open doors to in-demand careers in health care technology

(BPT) - Tiffany Fair initially ruled out a career in health care. She assumed most available positions were for nurses, and she knew she could never get past her fear of seeing blood.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Time-saving hacks impatient people use to maximize every minute

(BPT) - Do you routinely honk at the car in front of you, pass slow walkers on a sidewalk or press an already illuminated elevator button in hopes of getting to your destination sooner? If so, you’re not alone.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Monday, August 31, 2015

Tax hints every investor should know

(BPT) - Contrary to popular belief, having investments doesn’t mean only an accounting genius can prepare your tax return. Investors can easily do their own taxes while maximizing tax savings by following a few simple tips.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Stepping up the fight against identity theft and data hacking

(BPT) - Fueled by the recent epidemic of data breaches, identity theft has become a major concern for millions of Americans. Major companies like Target, Home Depot, eBay, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield and dozens of others have experienced data breaches affecting millions of consumers over the past two years.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Should you give education the 'old college try' a second time around?

4 things to consider when deliberating going back to college

(BPT) - Returning to school later in life is a decision that requires careful thinking. As an adult, you must consider many factors before signing up for a second - or first - round of post-secondary education.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Seizing a second chance: More adults going back to school to earn degrees

(BPT) - Henry Ford had three companies fail before he launched the game-changing Model T. Abraham Lincoln failed in business, lost multiple elections and had a mental breakdown before being elected the country's 16th president. America is a land of second chances made good - which could explain the ongoing trend of more adults returning to college.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Need a fresh look for your company? Try a new logo

(BPT) - Just like a haircut, your company can use a fresh new look every once in a while. Maybe you've changed your services a bit, or perhaps the company is under new leadership. If your office lease is up and you have to move to a new location, that can also result in a big change.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Modern office: Why a diverse workforce works

(BPT) - The shifting demographics of the United States are becoming increasingly important for employers to consider when building a productive workforce.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Keep Millennial employees from leaving with better engagement practices

(BPT) - The Millennial generation encompasses the employees who will be tomorrow's leaders in America's companies. In just 10 years, they'll make up 75 percent of the workforce.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Is a line of credit right for your business?

(BPT) - From time to time, your small business may face revenue swings, prompting you to borrow money to meet your short-term cash and working capital needs. One option is to secure a business line of credit.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Hearing better thanks to smarter technology

(BPT) - Technology has made dramatic improvements in the lives of people of all ages, and the improvements made in hearing technology may be some of the most advanced to occur in the last several years.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Decorating a home office? 3 productivity-enhancing principles

(BPT) - It's a common piece of advice from effective home-based workers: start each day as if you were going to work in an office outside your home (translation - take a shower and don't work in your jammies). The philosophy behind this tidbit is easy to understand.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Monday, June 15, 2015

Continuing education provides competitive edge for job-hunters

(BPT) - More Americans than ever are going back to school, continuing their education to add skills and credentials to their work portfolio. For many, keeping their expertise current with continuing education gives them the edge in a competitive job market.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Busted: The truth about top cellphone myths costing you real money

(BPT) - Most people today have a cellphone that rarely leaves their side. In fact, cellphone usage is at an all-time high, with 91 percent of adults owning one, reports the Pew Research Center. While the technology has drastically improved many aspects of daily life, the cost of devices and service plans – as well as the complex contracts – leaves many people feeling like they’re being hustled.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Artful technology: How televisions have become a staple in modern home design

(BPT) - Not long ago, TVs were big, boxy and unattractive. No wonder they were always relegated to the corner of a room, positioned discreetly or masked within large, wooden, entertainment centers to make them fit in an aesthetically pleasing way.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Accountants are solving crimes and helping businesses plan for the future

(BPT) - Accounting jobs are expected to grow 13 percent between 2012 and 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with select specializations projected to grow even faster.

Monday, May 18, 2015

5 tips to help savvy Latina moms raise financially smart kids

(BPT) - Latina moms juggle many priorities. You are entrepreneurs growing businesses, community leaders advocating for change, and still caring for children, parents and spouses who all rely on you for guidance and support.

Monday, May 11, 2015

5 tips for achieving better tech-life balance

(BPT) - Is your device your vice? Americans think they are able to easily balance their technology use with their regular activities, but when the numbers are crunched, perception doesn’t match up with reality.

Monday, May 4, 2015

5 stunningly simple secrets to creating the career you want

(BPT) - Singer-song writer Willie Nelson once said that "99 percent of the world's lovers are not with their first choice. That's what makes the juke box play."

Monday, April 27, 2015

Got digital clutter? 3 easy ways to spring clean your digital life

(BPT) - Smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop, GPS device – are you drowning in digital clutter? If so, you’re not alone. Americans spend more than 43 hours per week on a variety of devices, and nearly half (47 percent) have one or more devices they no longer use at all, a survey by Intel discovered. Spring is a great time to add “cutting digital clutter” to your list of seasonal tasks.

Monday, April 20, 2015

7 big (but easy) ways businesses can reduce employee absenteeism

(BPT) - An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - especially for small businesses grappling with the high costs of worker absenteeism. Employee time lost to health issues costs American businesses $84 billion a year.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Continuing education provides competitive edge for job-hunters

(BPT) - More Americans than ever are going back to school, continuing their education to add skills and credentials to their work portfolio. For many, keeping their expertise current with continuing education gives them the edge in a competitive job market.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Women and Innovation

Ten stories about women’s issues from the SSIR archives 

 From addressing reproductive health to closing the wage gap, women’s issues have been a point of focus for social innovators looking to create lasting change. In honor of upcoming International Women’s Day, we dug up 10 articles and blog posts from Stanford Social Innovation Review archives with breakthrough ideas, and new perspectives on women and gender.

Introducing The New White House Social Innovation Director

Posted on WhiteHouse.Gov by Cecilia Muñoz on March 03, 2015 at 04:36 PM EDT
I am delighted to announce that Dave Wilkinson will step forward to serve as the new Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation. Under Dave’s leadership, the Office will be focused on strengthening communities and enabling upward economic mobility by finding and growing approaches that work best for communities in need.