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Anyone ever used Freelancer or similar to find someone to build a website? Am i being crazy even considering it?

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Have you ever wanted to become an Author & Speaker and know that you have a message to share with the world?

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Got a question about Retail POS system: which do you use and do you like it?

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Are you a business owner that is finding there are just not enough hours in the day to run and grow your business?

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Has anyone written a recipe ebook? If so what template did you purchase?

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Does anyone use woo commerce and know of a good plugin inventory system that can run stock take reports?

Low in stock reports, out of stock reports ect? Just something so i don't have to keep going into... read more

Brad Lyons at Rodcha
There are heaps of plugins for Woo. I think you will find all you need here: http://codecanyon.net/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&term=w...I wouldn't recommend any of the free plugins for Woo as they are generally not supported or updated for security. This place is good to buy from.
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Online degrees – the difference between those offered by an online provider and those from a traditional college

Online degrees have become more and more popular over recent years. Studying online enables you to... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
I agree that where you received your education shouldn't matter. What matters is that you can show both verbally and through action that you have a great understanding of the subject matter material. You should always look for ways to present your skills in the best manner possible. One note: I personally avoid "degree-wavers" or "years of experience blurters". Why? Just because you have a degree (even if it is a well known university) doesn't mean you have a handle or understanding of the material you studied. The same is true for years of experience. I don't care if you have [insert number of years] experience if you can't demonstrate that you know the material. Companies, peers and clients only care that you can deliver on the promise of the work.
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I design websites specialising in hair extensions, hair websites/businesses. Is 'Hair and Beauty Websites' too boring?

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Steve OsborneOwner at Smarthinking
If for a business identity, I see nothing wrong with using 'Hair & Beauty websites' as a descriptor to accompany the business name, which can then be a little more creative, if desired.Alternatively, you could use something likeSilky Smooth (Name)Salon Websites (descriptor)Either way, make sure the descriptor phrase is in your keywords. You don't have to be boring, so long as you've got the pragmatic bases covered.
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What would you change about your life if you had the chance to choose exactly how you wanted to live it?

Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
I would avoid all non-essential debt. Debt strangles your cash flow and makes it harder to live the life of your dreams. Focus your money on experiences not things. The experiences you'll remember. The things you'll use a few times and forget or get rid of them.
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Goldman Sachs' HR chief says this is the key to writing a winning cover letter

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“I love your passion to change the world but…”

Every morning we wake up, we get on with our day, we do what we have to do... but do you feel that... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Great write up on motivation and perseverance.
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Effective Recruiting Strategies To Hire Best Talent

In a highly competitive job market, the onus is on recruiters and HR professionals to think outside... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Definitely an interesting article. However, I tend to agree with Lina on the flattery tactic. It seems like it could backfire with a small miscalculation. Also, group interviewing may seem like a "time-saver" but you are putting candidates into an awkward position. Applicants that are more introverted may be less inclined to speak up or embellish putting them at a disadvantage to those that are more outspoken or don't mind stretching the truth to catch your attention. Group interviews can create a hostile environment where every candidate that answers successively tries to out do the previous candidate answers regardless of truth. One of the largest problems I've faced working with recruiters personally is that they have their own agenda. Meaning, they could care less what position I'm interested or the opportunities I'm seeking. Most recruiters would rather try to fit a square peg into a round hole than try to find the right position for a great candidate. Also, something I think the recruiter industry as a whole needs to work on is building legitimate and long-term relationships with potential candidates. If you throw jobs I'm uninterested (either role or location) or constantly send me every job req you get. I'll tune you out after 1 or 2 emails. In fact recruiters I'm dealing with lately have me wondering if I need to start an email list that sends them sarcastic pictures of cats with snarky retorts (and yes I would lump all of the recruiters into the "To:" line without blind copying them, because they deserve to know how many of them aren't approaching the job the correct way. Don't focus on "flourish" focus on personal connections and actually adding value. Applicants don't like to feel like they are being gamed for some secondary purpose.
Lina BarfootEditor at SavvySME
Interesting article, although the tactic of hand-picking and flattering seems like it could be quite problematic, unless you hire all those you "flatter". There might be some potential for bad blood there?
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5 Principles for Women Re-Entering the Workforce: Is It Too Late?

There are so many myths concerning women in business. But in today's market, women are actually... read more

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Ling LeeDirector at Japanese Sword Auctions Australia
Great article Barbara! Your article is such an inspiration to all women, whether they are re-entering the workforce, or changing careers.
Yee TrinhCo-founder at SavvySME
Great read Barbara. It's just a matter of summoning the courage to get back into it. Not as easy to do as it is to say unfortunately!
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What is your backup plan for income?

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Risk can not be completely eliminated. It can only be mitigated. As entrepreneurs we should be hyper-aware that risk is a constant as well as a variable. Consider that without risk there is no need to be an entrepreneur, but being an entrepreneur carries its own risks.This is truly a loaded question. Steven diversification above and he is correct, but that needs to be seen in more detail (I'll circle back on this below).Richard you have made some interesting suggestions, but they have risk as well. Take Intellectual Property, sure there is a reasonable expectation on return, but consider the cost to achieve the IP, just because you've secured IP doesn't mean it creates a product people want or need. Even if it leads to a product people want, it won't last indefinitely. The same is true of writing and selling a book. What if you spend all that time and money creating the book and no one buys it? What if the book sells well for a while, is that rate of sales sustainable? There is still risk involved.Diversification is the only way to truly minimize risk. I speak of true diversification, not in the sense of a Monetary Portfolio. This is what successful diversification looks like to me:The primary job is consulting. This leads to an offshoot of paid speaking engagements. The added visibility leads to writing and selling a book (while still consulting and doing speaking engagements). The book surfaces the opportunity to do training workshops (helping others gain your skills not applying your skills to clients, but still doing all of the above). The added projects have brought additional revenue. You decide to invest your extra revenue. You split your investments across Stocks, Bonds and Cash. You continue doing all of the above and decide you want to buy part or all of a related business but leave them to operate on your own. Now that you have all that going you realize you don't have as much time to do all of the above, so you cut back on training and open up an e-commerce store to sell whitepapers, training guides (CDs/DVDs) and other related material.This could continue on and on. The idea is that you are truly diversified. Sell services, digital products, physical products and be in different industries and verticals so that lows in one market are offset by another.I will say it again, risk can not be eliminated. It can only be minimized. The biggest risk is not taking any. Life is always changing so you must plan to adapt constantly.
Iain DooleyOwner at The Procedure People
The dole? Bar work? I think my backup plan for income is living very frugally. The amount my family and I live on at the moment means I could do just about any job in the world and we'd still be able to manage!
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Could this be the best way to get that promotion super fast?

Let me ask you a personal question………. Would you like a promotion? Maybe you could do with some... read more

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Yes Phil. This is one of the Secrets of Highly Successful Positive Thinking People, I have discovered.
Phil JoelDirector at SavvySME
Hi Christopher. Thanks for sharing. You're right. We often forget what we already have.
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What if you were to fully unleash your spirit?

You know the deepest part of you that suffers whenever you compromise your values, the part of... read more

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Sorry for this blog post.

Today when meeting with a client, I apologised for my position in the company.  I am the Managing... read more

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10 jobs that will bring out your creative peak

1.  Animator The popularity of computers is constantly rising – this is the career you’ll find... read more

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Damian WolfSelf at Self
Appreciate your comment Wendy!
Wendy HuangFull Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes
Hi Damian, Thanks for the great career suggestions! I've pondered a few of these choices previously but have chosen to take them up as hobbies instead :) Still just as rewarding!
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How to achieve image success

Look the best you have ever looked in 2014. Do you have what it takes to achieve image success?... read more

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Wendy HuangFull Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes
Wow thanks for the suggestions Roslyn, I believe that fashion is so important for your personal branding too :)
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How to Jump From Startup to Startup Without Hurting Your Career

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