Ned Smith, Senior Writer At Businessnewsdaily Archive
Published September 12, 2012
They may travel more miles in a year than a car does in its lifetime, but when it comes to amenities, most platinum-status business travelers are homebodies at heart, according to a new survey.
Published September 06, 2012
The skills gap is real, and it's a key driver behind the historically high level of structural unemployment in the U.S., a new study says.
Published September 05, 2012
The similarities between businesses and sports are more than skin deep, says Daniel Leidl, a business and leadership consultant who has a Ph. D. in sports psychology. They're both about winning and they're both obsessed with metrics and detail.
Published August 31, 2012
Co-working is not just another fad workspace concept; it's now becoming a new paradigm for how we will work. It's come a long way from its roots when the movement was made up of disparate groups sharing small funky spaces in major cities. Built around the idea of community building and sustainability, the concept of co-working is still evolving and now entails groups of all shapes and sizes sharing work space and facilities in cities small and large.
Published August 29, 2012
Though cloud-based services such as online banking and social networking sites are used by the majority of Americans, most remain foggy about what the cloud is and how it works, a new survey suggests.
Published August 27, 2012
Many Americans would rather clean toilets than try to come up with a new username or password for sites requiring online logins, a new study shows. It's no wonder that people are beginning to reel from password overload — nearly a third (30 percent) of us have more than 10 unique passwords we need to remember.
Published August 23, 2012
Daily deal sites are in the news these days — and not in a good way. The share price of Groupon, the bellwether for the genre, has been sliding and sunk to a new low Aug. 20 before bouncing back. Consumers are getting weary trying to sort through the exponentially proliferating sites, and small businesses in particular are beginning to take a second look at what these sites truly bring to the party, one expert says.
Published August 22, 2012
If small business owners had their way, Gov. Mitt Romney would be the next president of the United States, a new survey shows. With less than three months until the election, the majority (61 percent) of small business owners say they plan to vote for Romney and only 26 percent say they plan to vote for President Barack Obama, a drop of 6 percentage points from May.
Published August 20, 2012
There's no breakup in sight for America's love affair with small business, a new national poll shows. But small business is more than a just a sentimental favorite or a carryover from simpler times; small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs) are seen as more important in keeping the middle class economically healthy than government, big business and unions.
Published August 14, 2012
Flat-fee pricing may be taking the first steps toward joining the belief that the earth is flat in the dustbins of history. A growing number of small- to medium-size businesses (SMBs) are forgoing a traditional pricing model in favor of a pay-as-you-go billing model known as activity-based pricing, a new survey shows. The switch is designed to reduce customer churn and increase revenues.