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D Scott Angle
D Scott Angle
Husband, Father, Friend, Executive Phoenix Trader, School Governor, Blogger, Mentor, Social Media Advisor, Website Usability Analyst, Dad Taxi
Jun. 20, 2012 12:45 pm
Okay, well, phew... glad that's over with for now. Don't get me wrong, I know we've done a good thing, but it can certainly take it out of you . Last week we held a 12 hour fund-raiser in our home for a very good cause ( Rainbows – Hospice for Children and Young People ) and raised a very healthy £165. Okay, the twelve hour timeframe was a little nuts, and holding it in our home did mean that...  Read More
Jun. 12, 2012 5:30 am
Oh, what a week. Now, this might end up being a bit of a rant, but bare with me... You may have noticed, but the blog was a little light on posts last week. It was half-term holiday for the kids, so they had a week off, and Sonia decided it was time for me to paint the outside of the house - what joy! Have you ever tried painting the outside of your house in the rain??? It's not fun, I can...  Read More
May 29, 2012 7:55 am
How many times have you wanted to go ahead move on an idea or share your view with colleagues, only to stop yourself because you were afraid of being ridiculed? Our fear of looking ridiculous can be one of the biggest things to hold us back in both our lives as well as our careers. Did you know that a huge, and I do mean staggering, number of people are afraid of public speaking more than they...  Read More
May 24, 2012 7:49 am
Using examples from vacations to colonoscopies, Nobel laureate and founder of behavioral economics Daniel Kahneman reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently. This new insight has profound implications for economics, public policy -- and our own self-awareness. "Below an income of … $60,000 a year, people are unhappy, and they get...  Read More
May 23, 2012 10:45 am
I don't know about you, but I can't determine which is more accurate. Everyone is so busy, that they either have the available attention span of a goldfish or a field mouse. I just can't decide, but what I do know is, if you want your ideas to gain traction and spread, you need to produce some great sound bites. "But... What's a sound bite?" you might ask. Before the actual term "sound bite"...  Read More
May 17, 2012 10:56 am
Many small business owners often look wistfully at big companies who are in direct competition and they think that these conglomerates have an advantage in the marketplace. The sheer size of the sales force, support team and marketing budget can cause sleepless nights for the small business owner who is struggling to compete against these beasts. However, the size of these organizations can work...  Read More
May 16, 2012 9:24 am
As part of a $106 million upgrade, Richard Branson’s Virgin Airlines will offer in-flight mobile data access on its new Airbus A330. The first flight to receive the service will travel between London and New York. Virgin Airlines to Offer In-Flight Mobile Data on UK Flights  Read More
May 15, 2012 9:55 am
In the days before social media and the Internet, it wasn't as easy to listen in on your customers’ conversations about your company. Nor could you easily encourage people to spread the good word about your business through word-of-mouth. When you connect with your customers online, you stop speaking to them and start talking with them. And wonderful things begin to happen. Those golden...  Read More
May 1, 2012 10:30 am
Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality – Now that’s a hopeful title isn’t it. How many times have you had a great idea, thought ‘I really should do something with that’, but then nothing ever comes of it? I picked up this book in the hopes that it would, with the wave of its magic bookmark, turn all my old ideas and day-dreams into run-away international...  Read More
Apr. 27, 2012 8:34 am
Apple has really been in the headlines a lot recently, and with the iPhone 4s coming out, the tragic loss of Steve Jobs and the huge release of the iPad 3, it's certainly understandable. This has made Apple, its business practices, and lessons learned of intense business and popular interest. In his book The Apple Experience: Secrets to Building Insanely Great Customer Loyalty , Carmine Gallo...  Read More
Apr. 25, 2012 6:21 am
This is a guest post from the lovely glass artist Katherine Wilson at number8glass Times are hard, and almost everyone wishes they had more money coming in; whether it's down to redundancy, or just playing catch-up with inflation. Wouldn't it be great if you could turn that hobby, the one you love doing and spent ages honing your skills in, into a business? Whether you did it on on the side...  Read More
Apr. 20, 2012 5:31 am
More and more women realise that working from home, whether starting their own business or otherwise, can be the best option following maternity leave. With the ability to balance family and work - on her own terms - being so attractive, companies feel threatened by the loss of many of their best people. If an effort to combat this show of independence, some companies are resorting to 'return to...  Read More
Apr. 18, 2012 5:34 am
Regardless of your definition of success, there are, oddly enough, a great number of common characteristics that are shared by successful businesspeople. You can place a check beside each characteristic that you feel you possess. This way, you can see how you stack up. Even if you don't have all of these characteristics, don't fret. Most can be learned with practice and by developing a winning...  Read More
Apr. 10, 2012 6:27 am
Britt Michaelian posted at MOMeo Magazine this article which really gets to the heart of marketing for the small business or solopreneur. It’s a fatal flaw in our system that most universities and business books teach marketing from the perspective of big brands, not from the vantage point of small business and solo entrepreneurs. Marketing campaigns are talked about in terms of branding and...  Read More
Apr. 3, 2012 11:36 am
There seems to be a prevailing sentiment that when we: ‘achieve our long-term goal’, ‘make the big sale’ or ‘our ship comes in’ we will finally be able to pause, take a break and smell the roses. Absolute rubbish – waiting for your day in the sun is the surest way to reach the ‘finish line’ feeling hollow and deflated. A study conducted on returning astronauts showed that those who had already...  Read More
Mar. 30, 2012 9:47 am
Ron Burley (writing for Inc. ) shares his 5 fundamental " Never let these phrases pass your lips ". Ron is a nationally recognized consumer advocate and serial entrepreneur. He is the author of Unscrewed: The Consumer's Guide to Getting What You Paid For (UK: Unscrewed ) and senior partner at Brushfire Consulting. Almost nothing leads to a customer service meltdown more quickly than the use...  Read More
Mar. 28, 2012 10:30 am
I’m sure you’re familiar with Aesop’s fable of The Tortoise and the Hare, so I won't bother with the retelling. However, can you remember the moral of the story? Most people when asked this quickly reply “Slow and steady wins the race”, and it’s no surprise as this has been drummed in to everyone since we first heard the story. But, guess what, IT'S WRONG, and I’ll tell you why. When we think of...  Read More
Feb. 9, 2011 2:28 pm
When it comes to time management, the easy question to ask is: What time is it? You can go up to most any stranger on the street and ask that question and he or she will have some idea at a good answer. The harder question is: What will I do with my time? In response to that people show their knowledge in three different types of responses: reactive - I do whatever comes my way...  Read More
Jan. 29, 2011 11:34 am
In a worrying development for equal opportunities across the globe, research from workspace solutions provider Regus has shown that the proportion of companies intending to hire more working mothers has slumped by one fifth since the same time last year. Compared with a year ago, when 44% of companies planned to hire working mothers, only 36% expected to do so in 2011, the survey found. ...  Read More
Nov. 26, 2010 7:00 am
Business, Finance and Relationship Expert Dani Johnson shares with you 5 advantages to becoming an entrepreneur in the current economy. Whether you’ve always had a desire to be your own boss or you are just curious about what it takes to be an entrepreneur then this message is designed specifically for you. Dani interviews business entrepreneur Carmen who went from a $750,000/yr business working...  Read More
Nov. 13, 2010 9:10 am
Who makes a better parent: a stay-at home mom or a working mom? Kathleen Leonard, a working mom and life coach and Lesley Pyle, the founder and president of home-based working moms, were in the FOX discussing that very important question. What do you think? Let us know with a comment below...  Read More
Nov. 8, 2010 3:40 pm
I love dipping into Seth Godin's little advice titbits. They always seem so poignant for some reason. In any case, this is a recent find that puts a new spin on an old foible, so I just had to pass it along. Laziness I think laziness has changed. It used to be about avoiding physical labor. The lazy person could nap or have a cup of tea while others got hot and sweaty and exhausted. Part...  Read More
Nov. 5, 2010 9:11 am
National Entrepreneur Month brings good news to a country hungry for economic relief. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women-owned businesses grew by more than 20% from 2002 to 2007. A new national survey surprisingly reveals that the majority of women home-based business owners were motivated to open their business not as a result of downsizing, loss of income, or need to care for the...  Read More
Nov. 1, 2010 9:09 am
Forward-thinking companies are reaping the financial rewards of adapting jobs and hours to suit returning mothers. Zoe Brown's diary was even fuller than usual one Thursday last month. In the morning, she was booked in for a Caesarean operation; at lunch time, she was scheduled to be back at her desk running her web-design company. An extreme work ethic, perhaps, but not a unique one....  Read More
Oct. 27, 2010 8:27 am
I'm off to a BNI meeting, so I thought it would be a good time to introduce the organisation to everyone that hasn't seen it yet. I have personally met tons of great people through BNI and would highly recommend people, at the very least, check it out as a guest - it can boost your business in a huge way. You can easily find a group near you by looking here:; ...  Read More
Oct. 22, 2010 10:17 am
Another day, another study on whether women who work are jeopardizing their children's well-being. According to a review of 50 years of research on the subject, kids whose moms went back to work before the kids were 3 years old had no worse academic or behavioral problems than kids whose moms stayed home. In fact, in some instances they did better. The research, which appears in the ...  Read More
Oct. 20, 2010 1:09 pm
In this deceptively simple 3-minute talk, Dr. Laura Trice muses on the power of the magic words "thank you" -- to deepen a friendship, to repair a bond, to make sure another person knows what they mean to you. Try it. Laura Trice is a counsellor, life coach -- and purveyor of wholesome junk food. She is a therapist and coach, devoted to practices that help people find fulfilment. She's created a...  Read More
Oct. 20, 2010 12:50 pm
I've always been a fan of Brian Tracy, with particular emphasis on his time-management advice. As such, one of the books I have found personally helpful is "Eat That Frog!". Recently I was lucky enough to stumble upon this little video (about 3 minutes), that illustrates the point nicely. Have a look and enjoy. EAT THAT FROG (the video)  Read More
Oct. 13, 2010 12:01 pm
Have you ever had to call in to complain and the person on the other end of the phone simply doesn't care at all, doesn't know how to help you, or treats you like an idiot because you're not a specialist in their field? Well, that certainly can't be said for this customer service representative. Listen to the short call below (less than two minutes), and you'll get a quick lesson in patience and...  Read More
Sep. 28, 2010 1:17 pm
Do you want to become a people magnet? Do you want to know the secret to making your prospects experience so profound and so awesome that they are compelled to tell everyone around them? In this amazing training call, pre-eminent authority on Relationship Marketing, Dani Johnson shows you 9 Leadership Skills that will put you on a fast track to becoming the person others want to follow. Discover...  Read More
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