Saturday, July 12, 2014

8 Fast-Growing Industries to Start a Business in 2014

I'm business admin's student
And now luckily, working in the same sector from start
~Sales executive
~Sale & Admin executive
~Business Development executive

Tired??
Oh definitely!!!
Since we are the front or key person to make sure there are business and money coming in.
Easy to talk, but hard and stress when just thinks about it.
Sometime, rasa nak give-up and say bye..bye...
And setup my own bisness.
Hmmm... i already think twice pasal ni  

8 Fast-Growing Industries to Start a Business in 2014

So far, 2014 has been a promising year in terms of economic recovery. The recession has mostly subsided, and the economy appears to be rebounding after a slow, cold winter. Business confidence is also on the rise, and many prospective entrepreneurs are finally shirking their hesitation in hopes of finally working for themselves.

Whether you plan on freelancing or launching a scalable business, working for yourself has its risks. Without the safety net of healthcare benefits and a steady paycheck, your financial survival now lies in your own hands. One of the best ways to mitigate this risk is by starting a business within a growing industry, where the market is wide enough for new businesses and freelancers to capture their share of the profit.

This list includes 8 of the quickest-growing industries in 2014. See where you can find your niche:

1. Home Health Care

As baby boomers continue to age, questions about how to care for them continue to arise. One thing is certain: home-based elderly care will be a rapidly growing industry well into the next decade. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 715,700 more jobs will be created in the home healthcare industry by 2022—this represents the largest compound growth rate of any other industry tracked by the Bureau.

Whether you plan to become a full-time caregiver, start a retirement home or create a new way for families to connect with qualified home health care workers, these opportunities will continue to grow as the boomer generation enters retirement.

2. Mobile Health

As the average age of the elderly continues to climb, the need for affordable healthcare will also continue to expand. The mobile health movement, also referred to as mHealth, aims to better manage health through mobile technologies including wearable devices, mobile apps and other applications. mHealth offers a bridge between growing medical needs and modern technological solutions.

Mobile penetration has reached nearly 96% usage globally, and PWC estimates that the mHealh market will increase nearly six-fold to $23 billion by 2017. There are a lot of promising areas to explore in this space, including:

  • mobile medical payments
  • apps for connecting patients with doctors on-the-go
  • simplified pharmacy refills
  • mobile video conferencing and check-ins
  • fitness and diet tracking
  • Child Day Care

Care for the elderly may be growing, but care for the other side of the age spectrum appears to be booming alongside it. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates 196,500 jobs will be created in the child day care services industry by 2022, due to an increasing number of parents entering the workforce.

If you have the funds and the patience for the complex licensing process, you can consider starting a daycare. If you prefer to work more independently (and potentially create an opportunity to travel) you can consider providing babysitting, au pair or nanny services. Another approach is to become a liaison between these services, finding creative ways to connect day care providers with parents seeking assistance.

3. Baby Products

A greater number of parents are putting their babies in day care, but that hasn’t minimized their desire to dote upon them. Baby products represent a flourishing market. Aided by the surge of baby showers and mommy blogs, the frenzy surrounding baby products doesn’t seem to be slowing.

Predictions estimate that by 2018 there will be more than 6,000 companies selling baby goods via the internet. Meanwhile, large retail stores are working with variety small-scale suppliers of baby goods; without a single monopoly business on baby products there is room for penetration as long as you can differentiate.

There are a lot of baby products out there, but there’s certainly more room for innovation and customization. Parents are willing to spend more time and money on their children than they do on almost anything else, so whether it’s organic, modern, customized, unique or DIY, consider a unique baby product that can meet a parent’s need.

4. Eco-friendly Construction

In the last 10 years, sustainable design has gone from a niche market to a mainstream cultural demand. From 2005 to 2013, the number of green construction projects jumped from 2% to 41%, and the future looks even rosier. According to the US Green Building Council, nearly half of construction projects will be green by 2015, which represents up to $145 Billion in economic opportunity.

The government is also spending billions in grants to fund various efficiency programs that include sustainable housing programs and building modernization. The competition in this space will inevitably be intense, but so will the opportunity. Whether you become a sustainability consultant, get certified in solar panel installation or start a green landscaping business, there is plenty of room for expansion in this immensely popular space.

5. Healthy, Artisanal and Organic Foods

Amongst restaurants, supermarkets, caterers and individual food suppliers, every facet of the food industry is shifting. Customers now expect that businesses take greater care in food preparation, flavor and sourcing. This has led to a rise in culinary specialty, organic markets and artisanal cuisine, and less emphasis on convenience.

Statistics reveal that the sales of “specialty foods” jumped from $60.1 billion in 2008 to $80.3 billion in 2013, and this year’s projections point to continued growth. The largest category of “specialty food” is cheese (and cheese alternatives), and the fastest growing category includes nut butters and unique frozen deserts (Zagat has uncovered some fun ice cream flavors, like “Honey Jalapeño Pickle”).

The locavore movement is also on the rise, with 70% of retailers saying that buying local food is at the top of consumers’ concerns. Consider how you can capitalize on this shift. Can you become an organic supplier and connect farmers to markets? Do you bake a mean vegan cookie that you can pitch to sell at Whole Foods? Can you add a distinct fusion or culinary flare to your catering business?

6. Systems Design and Data Recovery

According to a Sageworks financial analysis, the field of computer system design saw 18% sales growth leading into 2013. The Bureau of Labor Statistics also predicts 608,700 new jobs being created in the same field. It also predicts over 73,000 jobs created for software publishers, and even more for technical consulting positions.

While it may be no surprise that the demand for engineers and developers is growing, one element of technology that is severely lacking in experienced workers is “digital detectives.” This field applies to those who specialize in data recovery, tracking and investigation, and can help uproot sources of digital fraud. This type of job is projected to be extremely desirable (and in short supply), so if you have the technical chops it may be an area worth beefing up your skills on data recovery and analysis.

7. Translation Services

Translation and interpretation services have grown by about 50% since 2007, and seem to be accelerating with the increase in international business.

There are currently about 50,000 translation businesses out there, but the vast majority of them are small, individual operators. This lack of corporate competition leaves a lot of room for freelancers and small-scale entrepreneurs to break into this space. If you know a second language, this is a great place to start. If you don’t, check out this list of the most widely spoken and viable languages to learn.


8. In Sum

The biggest industry opportunities of 2014 appear to be focused on healthcare, technology and children. Meanwhile, the fastest declining industry in terms of job loss appears to be apparel manufacturing, so be sure to steer clear. Industry opportunities are important, but remember that your greatest asset will be leveraging your current expertise. Ideally, find a way you can apply your skillset to an industry with a growing market share; combining skills with opportunity will help reduce your chances of failure.

p/s: More service opportunities.. is i'm ready to become babysitter a.k.a bibbik.. O_O





FIFA 14 EA Sport - Awesome mobile game app

Video game have difference kind of categories.
Sport~
Adventure~
Arcade~
Sim~
and more...

And for me, alam video game ni dah lama aku tinggalkan.
Age's factor maybe (-.-)

But, then suddenly there are 'somebody' download game to my mobile.
Kindda erkkk!!
Amboi...amboi....amboiiii..
'FIFA 14 by EA SPORTS' on the App Store lagi.

So, yesterday i try jugak to open and play that game.
Then, wooooowwwww~~
Not bad (o.o)
The quality video and graphic was awesome and cool.
Even, cannot bit the PSP or X-Box la kan.

For football and World Cup FIFA's fan try it out!!!
FIFA 14 GAME


Here some preview and info for you

Description

Now with officially licensed 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ national teams, kits, and Adidas Brazuca ball! Welcome to the most authentic football game on the App Store. Feel the excitement of every pass, shot, and tackle with new touch controls. Plus, live every moment of real-world football with EA SPORTS™ Football Club Match Day. Get in there!

This app offers in-app purchases. You may disable in-app purchasing using your device settings. See http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4213 for more info.

** This is a highly detailed game of superior quality. Please make sure you have at least 1.35GB of free space on your device. **

PUT YOUR ULTIMATE TEAM TO THE TEST
Earn and trade, or buy and sell FIFA players to create your own fantasy team. Choose your play style, formation, kits, and more. Then, pit your squad against others from around the world – with Online Seasons mode!

FEEL THE PASSION
Featuring 33 leagues, over 600 licensed teams, and more than 16,000 players. From the English Premier League and La Liga to the German Bundesliga and beyond. March toward glory in 34 authentic stadiums. Plus, for the first time on mobile, listen to commentaries in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish!
To download commentaries enter the CUSTOMIZE menu, then click the AUDIO tile for options.

MATCH DAY MADNESS
EA SPORTS™ Football Club Match Day lets you follow the heartbeat of your favorite club. Play along with real-world fixtures from top leagues. Every injury, suspension, and change in team form is reflected in-game – keeping you connected wherever you are!

INTUITIVE NEW TOUCH CONTROLS
Point to move players around the field, tap to pass, swipe to shoot – and more! FIFA 14’s new Touch Flow Controls put the excitement of playing the world’s most popular sport at your fingertips – literally.

CHALLENGE YOUR FRIENDS WITH ONLINE MULTIPLAYER
Compete with friends anytime, anywhere. Rise to the top of the Leaderboards and use superstars like Lionel Messi and Gareth Bale to crush your competitors around the world. Then, share your most glorious moments online – straight from Instant Replay!

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FIFA..FANATICS!!
Want more? Classic modes like Manager, Tournament, and Kick Off are available for purchase in-game.

The game you love. The game you live for. WE ARE FIFA 14!

 p/s: But i thinks this game bias toward Messi lor.... :P





6 Things Successful People Do Before 9 a.m.

In my daily life especially while by my own now
I don't take a breakfast
My bos keep repeat the same dialog almost every week for me to take breakfast
'do you breakfast today?? yesterday??? day after yesterday??? you know kan breakfast tu penting bla..blaa..blaaa'

But still the same habit of me
Skip breakfast again~
and again~
and againn~

Until i read this article by Bridgette Austin Friday, June 27, 2014

The article start with this sentence "There’s a lot to the old adage that one should “stop and smell the roses.” The truth is that many people forego stopping altogether, thinking that the path of success is an unhealthy and incessant drive. They scoff at a balance of work and life, thinking that hours not devoted to their pursuit of success are wasteful.

But truly successful people know how to have their cake and eat it too. Rather than beginning and ending their workdays in an exhausted mess, successful businesspeople begin their days by avoiding work altogether. The time invested in these habits pays enormous dividends throughout workdays, careers and lifetimes. You might not be a morning person, but doing any of these six things before you start your day can have a positive impact on your quality of life.

1. Exercise
Probably the most commonly cited habit among highly successful people is working out during the morning. Doing an exercise routine before you start your day has been credited for improving everything from an individual’s mood and metabolism, to helping the body build muscle and reduce fat faster.

WebMD points out that by fitting in your exercise during morning hours, you’re less likely to be sidetracked by distractions and more likely to stick with the healthy habit of exercising regularly. Moreover, the American Psychological Association mentions exercising or playing sports as one of the most effective stress-relief strategies.

Waking up early to squeeze in a morning jog or a trip to the gym also preps you for the challenges you face in the day ahead. As Benjamin Franklin, early productivity guru, once proclaimed, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” Even if you’re not a morning person, try waking up 15 to 30 minutes earlier for a quick session of stretching, crunches or jumping jacks to get your heart rate going and to prepare you for the workday.

2. Eat Breakfast
Plenty of medical and scientific research has shown that eating a hearty breakfast is essential to the health of both children and adults. Besides adding much-needed fuel to your body, it can help boost concentration, memory, alertness and problem-solving ability throughout your day.

For busy parents with young children or for road warriors with hectic traveling schedules, breakfast tends to be rushed or skipped altogether. However, if planned accordingly, you can use breakfast as a time to connect with family or catch up on news and email. To help with easy-to-prepare meals during rushed mornings, consider using mobile apps such as Healthy Breakfast Recipes and Quick and Easy to keep you on a regular breakfast regimen.


3. Make a To-Do List
It can be difficult to adequately prepare for the day ahead if you only have a vague idea of the tasks and issues that you will face. Summarizing your day’s responsibilities, starting with the highest priority to the lowest, allows you to strategically map out your daily schedule in order to better achieve your goals.

Jotting down a to-do list in a daily planner or time-management app is especially helpful if you have a family at home or are often bombarded by emails and work demands as soon as you walk into the office. In fact, reviewing your schedule during the early hours before breakfast may be the best time for reflecting on and prioritizing your day’s tasks.

When jotting down your task list, it’s important to include your physical and emotional needs as well. For example, plan a 10- or 15-minute walk after a tough negotiation or the completion of a big project. Check out Lifehack’s Top 15 Time Management Apps and Tools to help you choose a tool that’s best for your personal scheduling needs.

4. Meditate, Visualize and Express Gratitude
This habit is easily overlooked, primarily due to our society’s heavy focus on being physically fit and extremely productive. Yet successful people often use their time before 9 a.m. to nurture their mental health. For example, MoneyZen Wealth Management Founder Manisha Thakor meditates for 20 minutes twice a day and has found it to be “one of the most life-enhancing practices,” according to Inc.

When you meditate in stillness and silence, it allows you to not only visualize your work successes, but also to express gratitude for the personal triumphs you’ve achieved in your life. Renowned life coach, author and motivational speaker Tony Robbins’ Hour of Power and Fifteen Minutes to Fulfillment are examples of morning exercises that involve motivational incantations to help you start your day.

5. Engage in a Creative Activity
Take up drawing, play an instrument, build an app or write the next chapter of your memoir; successful people make time for creative projects such as these in their morning rituals. Engaging in a creative venture during the morning also allows you to set aside time for these projects before other obligations or evening fatigue gets in the way.

From enhancing your work talents, to flexing your creative muscles, working on side projects that reflect your personal passions can help shape, inform and inspire the work you do in the office. It also gives you the freedom to make mistakes, experiment with new ideas and look for alternate ways to tackle issues.

6. Handle High-Priority Projects
As with personal pet projects, successful people frequently use the quiet morning hours to get a jumpstart on high-priority tasks that require uninterrupted focus and attention. In other words, choose a top-priority project each day to tackle, or start by handling the least desirable task on your to-do list first.

Brian Tracy, time management specialist and author of Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time, modeled his time-management technique after the old saying: “If the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that this is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long!” The frog is essentially an unavoidable, dreaded or angst-inducing task. So be sure to take care of the “frog” by promptly (and bravely) completing the assignments you’re most likely to postpone.

Conclusion
Taking breakfast is the no 2 rank.. Ohhhh ohhh!!






The Truth About Caffeine: Does It Help or Hinder?

Past 1 months ago, i do subscribe 'docstoc' article.
Tak sengaja sebenarnya~
since that time they asked me to download and subscribe those 'thing'
so, just accepted je la.

But, after quick sometime they keep sending and sending some article to my mail.
Feel like 'woooww!!' the are lots of new thing i don't really care, which i don't really take note and now give me some reasonable why...what...how... it happen with strong fact into it.

Just for example, some issues on 'is that caffeine good or bad'
sebab, lately i really really and really have to drink coffee or nescafe
so, now i have some answer to it..
lets check it out!!

The Truth About Caffeine: Does It Help or Hinder?

Caffeine addiction fuels our workdays. Some of us try to avoid it, but many of us couldn't perform without it.
As something that's vital to everyday office life, it's good to know exactly how it affects us. Let's see if our caffeine dependence is a good or bad thing:
• 90% of Americans consume some form of caffeine every day
• 46% of U.S. workers feel less productive without caffeine

Caffeine

Some of us feel like we can’t function without it, and it’s a vital component in workplaces throughout the world. There are even a few of us who consume it without even knowing it, and many more plan their days around its consumption. We’re talking about caffeine, and whether you take it through coffee, tea, energy drinks, soda, chocolate or other foods and drinks, it’s impossible to avoid its impact on our workdays.

Caffeine is an inescapable part of office culture, even for the small minority that avoids it altogether. Considering that it plays such a pivotal part in our lives, it’s natural to ask ourselves: “Is coffee a miraculous productivity tool, or is it a crutch that ultimately hampers our performance?”

Let’s take a look at some interesting stats that help us pull apart the true impact of caffeine on our lives.

Caffeine Habits at a Glance
It isn’t an overstatement to say that caffeine’s everywhere. In fact, according to a report by HomeownersInsurance.org, an estimated 90% of Americans consume some form of caffeine every day. While this number may seem inflated, it makes better sense when we realize the amount of caffeine hidden in some of our favorite foods and beverages.

Take “decaf” coffee, for example. It turns out that decaf doesn’t mean “without caffeine”; it simply means it contains less than 2.5% caffeine. Chocolate also contains small amounts of caffeine, which rises as the chocolate gets darker; for example, a Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate Bar has about as much caffeine as a can of Coke. Many pain relievers and weight-loss pills also contain caffeine, some as much as half a cup of Starbucks coffee. There are even companies that produce specialized oatmeal, jerky, breath mints and sunflower seeds all packed with caffeine.

In total, the majority of us (54%) take our caffeine in coffee, with a close second (43%) going to tea. On average, we consume 300 mg of caffeine per day, which is slightly above the amount found in a tall Starbucks coffee or a Jolt energy drink; it’s enough to get the “jitters,” a symptom of caffeine intoxication. All in all, an estimated 12,000 tons of caffeine are consumed each year, and over 450 million cups of coffee are downed each day in the United States alone.

How It Works
Inside our brain, neurons are constantly firing and transferring information through electrical and chemical signals. As they fire, they produce a chemical called adenosine, and receptors in your brain monitor its adenosine levels. When the amount of adenosine reaches a certain level, the receptors become exhausted (so to speak), and this is what makes us tired.

Caffeine, however, acts as an adenosine imposter, and your receptors can’t tell the difference between the two substances. But instead of passing through the receptors like adenosine, caffeine attaches to them, blocking other molecules from going through. Meanwhile, other parts of your brain are blocked from adenosine’s hindrance, and your dopamine and glutamate levels are able to swell up, triggering sensations of wellbeing and energy as well as cognitive benefits like memory improvement.

But caffeine’s effects don’t stop there. As it’s being blocked, your adenosine is allowed to build up, and when the caffeine wears off, the receptors open up, and a flood of tire-inducing adenosine rushes through. The result? The dreaded caffeine crash.

The Benefits of Caffeine
We all have different reactions to stimulants, and while there are no universal effects of caffeine, there are many that can apply to the majority of us. According to a Dunkin’ Donuts study, 46% of all U.S. workers feel less productive without coffee, but does this mean it actually makes us more productive? Not necessarily.

A recent Lifehacker article reports that the benefits of caffeine on your work depend on your career. It boosts productivity and performance of straightforward jobs that require little abstract thinking, like data entry, and it also helps improve memory, comprehension, reflexes and clarity. The biggest benefit, the report found, was a measurable boost in what they call “impulsive” work, or work in which accuracy is sacrificed for speed.

Another study by the U.S. National Library of Medicine found that drinking coffee before sitting down to work relieved more shoulder, neck and arm pain than not having coffee. And a study by the Social Science Research Center found that caffeine increased the effectiveness of social interactions at work, which boosted the productivity of call-center workers. When these findings are applied to other similar professions that take a beating on your upper body or those that require a lot of social interactions (e.g. account managers, salespeople, customer service reps, etc.), one could assume the boosts in productivity would apply there as well.

But the benefits of caffeine and coffee go beyond productivity. Coffee has also been found to improve the health of its drinkers. OnlineMBAPrograms.org compiled research from around the web and found that coffee reduces the risk of a number of health issues. It lowers the chances of cirrhosis by 80%, type II diabetes by 60%, heart disease by 25%, stroke by 20% and depression by 20%. And with the most surprising stat of the day, TopCounselingSchools.org reports that men who drink 2 to 3 cups of coffee per day have a 10% chance of outliving non-coffee drinkers, while women who did the same are 13% more likely to outlive their counterparts. And while it may be a bit morbid to think this way, this improved health is bound to boost revenue by reducing healthcare costs.

The Pitfalls of Caffeine
Like nearly everything else, excess caffeine indulgence brings with it negative effects. Coffee is a mild diuretic, which can lead to the loss of vitamins B and C as well as calcium, iron and zinc. It also leads to increased trips to the bathroom and dehydration, which means more time spent at the water cooler and the toilet instead of work production. It has also been shown to increase stress levels among everyday coffee drinkers, which is rarely a good thing.

It’s also important to remember that caffeine is a psychoactive substance, one classified by the American Psychological Association in the same category as alcohol, nicotine, heroin and cannabis. And while it’s hard to achieve, it is possible to overdose on caffeine.

Caffeine Informer reports a dose between 250 and 500 mg of caffeine can produce mild to moderate overdose symptoms in those with no tolerance. Symptoms, in order from mild to the most severe, include:
  • Jitters, restlessness and nervousness
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Heart palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Cardiac arrest
For those excess drinkers looking to wean themselves off the habit, expect some symptoms of withdrawal, which include:
  • Headache
  • Lack of focus
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle pain 
 Conclusion
There’s most likely nothing that will change the caffeine-drinking habits of the workplace (at least until something stronger comes along). And while we all probably feel like we should cut down on consumption, very few of us actually will. But hopefully, after learning all the facts about caffeine, we can all work to collectively decrease our dependence on the jitter-inducing substance.






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