» Blog Archive » Calculate This! 100 Financial Calculators Every Entrepreneur Needs Calculate This! 100 Financial Calculators Every Entrepreneur Needs Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 1:27pm by Site Administrator By Eliza Morgan Many entrepreneurs don’t have the luxury of having a separate accounting department, instead doing their own number crunching. Business Operations Don’t get caught off guard by the unexpected financial pitfalls of owning a business. Loans Unless you’re bootstrapping it, or you’ve come into quite a financial windfall, it’s likely that your business will need a few loans to get up and running. Debt Management Don’t let your loans get out of hand. Business Debt Consolidation: Have multiple business credit cards or loans holding debt for your company? Investment Make your business and personal investment tracking easy with these investment calculators. Taxes Unfortunately, taxes are an inevitable part of any business’ day to day life. Personnel Make the business of doing your payroll easier with these free calculators. Personal Finance
List of Resume and Cover Letter Action Keywords Do you need keywords to use in your resume and cover letters? Using the right keywords not only shows what you have accomplished in previous jobs. They also help your job application materials get selected by the software and hiring managers who screen your documents. Resume and Cover Letter Action Keywords A Achieved, accomplished, adapted, addressed, analyzed, authored, authorized, assessed, assisted, appraised, amended, advised, allocated, altered, accelerated, acquired, acted, aided, assembled B Budgeted, built, balanced C Compiled, combined, challenged, chaired, committed, communicated, coordinated, calculated, contributed, commissioned D Decided, developed, disclosed, documented, discovered, designed, determined, demonstrated, deferred, distributed, directed, devoted, drafted, doubled, diversified F Facilitated, focused, financed, fueled, figured, fit, formed, fortified, functioned G Guided, grouped, gave, garnered, granted, generated H Hired, handled J Judged N Negotiated, noticed
What is Project Management? - Project management from MindTools.com Managing Complex Tasks and People © iStockphotoRidofranz Opening Day: Your project's complete! Project management is the process of organizing the way that changes are implemented efficiently within an organization. Many businesses achieve their goals by completing projects that contribute to their objectives. Often, projects have a finite length, involve a number of activities and people, and have deadlines and fixed budgets. The Benefits of Developing Project Management Skills No matter what your role, you may have to manage, or play an active role in, a project at some point during your career. You contribute to meeting an organization's objectives by completing projects on time and on budget. Project Management Approaches Once you are familiar with the many tools that can help you manage your projects more efficiently, you may want to learn more about the main project management methodologies. One is PMBOK, which stands for Project Management Body Of Knowledge. Scheduling Scope Management
22 Killer Personal Development Resources You're Missing Out On You’ve got the personal development itch once again. You know the feeling. Maybe you want to be more productive, finally tackle that goal of yours, or start waking up earlier. So you go to Google or your favorite personal development blogs. Maybe if you still haven’t found what you’re looking for you try searching for a Youtube video or ask your Facebook friends if they know of any good sites. And that’s it. Sometimes you find what you need, but you still have a sense that there’s got to be more. And that’s where you get stuck. Today I hope to change that by sharing with you 22 of the killer personal development resources you’re missing out on. 1. I know, you thought Reddit was just for gamers, atheists, and students – but that’s a misconception. 2. Mindbloom.com is a nifty personal development web application. 3. Lately, it seems there have been hundreds of eLearning websites popping up across the web. 4. 6. Stumbleupon is another excellent resource for personal development. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Eight Toughest Interview Questions | The Corner Office - Part 1 Interviews are designed to do just one thing: identify the best possible candidate for the advertised job. And sometimes it may feel that the questions being asked have been designed to deliberately catch you out or make you question whether you are up to the job or not. But that’s not their intention. Some questions aim to establish how well you cope under pressure, others will be to reveal your personality or to see what your career aspirations are. Just remember that there is no need to draw a blank or clam up if you have done your research and preparation beforehand. If you want to avoid an interview disaster, here are some of the toughest interview questions and their suggested responses. Q: “Tell me about yourself” This is perhaps the most open-ended question of them all and is typically used by interviewers as a warm-up question to give you the opportunity to shine. Q: “What are your salary expectations?” Q: “Why should we hire you” Q: “Why did you leave your last job?”
www.comparebusinessproducts Updated: June 16, 2009 Management is all about connecting with the people on your team. So how do you effectively manage a team? With common knowledge, of course. These are a few back-to-basics rules that will help you develop management skills that really matter. Body Language Like it or not, your body speaks volumes, even when you are silent. 1. Meeting Deadlines No one will be happy if your team has to rush around at the last minute to complete a project. 11. Getting Along with Employees A happy office is a productive one. 21. Manage Yourself Being a good manager isn't just about what you can encourage other people to do, it's also about managing your own performance. 32. Boosting Productivity Getting the most out of your day can be difficult with a busy schedule, but you can use these tips to help you maximize your time in order to be better available to employees. 44. Managing Finances and Resources 56. Communicating with Clients 67. Keep Up with Change 76. Resolving Problems 84. 93.
106 Excuses That Prevent You From Ever Becoming Great The following is a rare guest post, this time coming from Tommy Walker. Tommy Walker is an Online Marketing Strategist and host of “Inside the Mind” a fresh and entertaining video show about Internet Marketing Strategy. Be honest. On any given day, you have tasks you’d like to finish because you know they’d positively impact your business, and tasks you actually do. You trick yourself into thinking that keeping up with industry news, and reading the latest “10 tips to ______” post is “working”. You know better, but some part of you believes that simply reading the article will help you move forward. That having a deep understanding of all things online marketing will better position you when the time is right. But that time doesn’t come. Something is holding you back, and you can’t quite put your finger on it. You may have one excuse; you may have several. What follows are 106 of the most common excuses you might tell yourself. You don’t have the knowledge. “Google.” Spend time to find it. A.)
The Mind Trick That Will Change the Way You Write Cover Letters Forever Finally. You found it. The dreamiest dream job that ever waltzed into existence. And you're ready to apply. You sit down to craft your cover letter, and the primary thought in your mind is: I hope they choose me. Anxiety floods your body, triggering a rush of paralyzing thoughts and questions: Am I good enough? What pours out of your fingertips goes something like this: Dear Sir or Madam, I am writing to inform you of my interest in applying for the position of social media director at Save the Dolphins. You stop mid-sentence, realizing that your cover letter sounds totally depressing and awkward. The good news? Pretend. Pretend that the person you're writing to already loves and respects you. This person already gets what makes you great. You could even pretend that you just received an email from your soon-to-be boss, saying: Hey, since you're practically already part of the family, we'd all love to learn a little more about you! So, tell us: What inspired you to apply for this position?
fosslien I was recently asked for interview advice. 1. These are guidelines and examples. Don't repeat them verbatim. Have I disclaimered myself enough? Interview Objective: Join the 180° Club What You Hopefully Did Months Ago Because I GUARANTEE This Will Happen Before Your Interview What You Should Do Leading Up to the Interview What You Should Bring The Suit This is Not a Party "Fashionably Late" Does Not Exist The Handshake How Enthusiastic You Should Appear Question Category Overview: What I (the Interviewer) am Really Trying to Figure Out Tell Me About Yourself What are Your Strengths? What are Your Weaknesses? Your Phone Describe a Time You Had Difficulty Working with a Coworker. What Was Your Biggest Mistake? Describe Your Ideal Workplace What Do You Know About this Company? Why do You Want this Job? Do You Have Any Questions for Me? Lunch: Price Considerations Lunch: Limit Your Pickiness Lunch: Appropriate BAC Level Lunch: Very Important Additional Consideration What to Remember Regarding a Thank You Email
Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills , but I figured I’d save you some time. Here are the top 40 sites I have personally used over the last few years when I want to learn something new. Hack a Day - Hack a Day serves up fresh hacks (short tutorials) every day from around the web and one in-depth ‘How-To hack’ guide each week.eHow - eHow is an online community dedicated to providing visitors the ability to research, share, and discuss solutions and tips for completing day-to-day tasks and projects.Wired How-To Wiki - Collaborate with Wired editors and help them build their extensive library of projects, hacks, tricks and tips.
here’s an example of a great cover letter A reader recently sent me one of the best cover letters I’ve ever seen, and she nicely agreed to allow me to reprint it here in case it inspires anyone else. Note: Don’t steal this letter or even parts of it. The reason this letter works is because it’s so customized to the writer’s situation and the job she’s applying for. The idea here is inspiration, not copying! Here’s some background from the writer before we get to the letter itself: I’ve been out of work (but doing freelancing) for the last several years since my company closed. Got a call a couple of days later, and it was the guy from the ad who said, “You should know that you get the award for best cover letter ever.” There’s your background. Dear ___, As soon as I saw your posting for a ____, I knew it was the perfect position for me – and that I was the perfect solution for you. As you will see from the attached resume, I’ve worn a lot of different hats. While writing is my passion, project management is my bread and butter.
Beursvloer van De Waaijer Waarom presenteerde KIVI zich? KIVI is een vereniging die midden in de maatschappij wil staan. Techniek vormt in al haar gedaanten een belangrijk onderdeel van de maatschappij. Maatschappelijk betrokken ondernemen (MBO) is het onderdeel van maatschappelijk verantwoord ondernemen dat zich met name richt op het terrein dat betrekking heeft op het versterken van de relatie van het bedrijf met haar eigen omgeving. Het regiobestuur is ervan overtuigd dat de kennis die in het netwerk aanwezig is toegevoegde waarde heeft voor veel maatschappelijke thema’s, problemen en ontwikkelingen in de samenleving. Wij willen graag samen met onze leden nadenken over hoe we met elkaar een dergelijke samenwerking willen en kunnen vormgeven.