2015

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Are You Offering TMI in a Job Interview?

On The Job

I''ve heard many horror stories over the years about job interviews gone wrong. It was often a case of TMI.

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Five Things Small Businesses Need to Know About Free

Tips From T. Marie

When I first started my virtual assistant business I was on a tiny budget.  This is what I learned about using free for business. You don’t value free.

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7 Tips for Communicating Data

Business Writing

After you have worked hard to collect meaningful data, the big challenges are how and how much to communicate.

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2015 123

Diary management for PAs and EAs

Practically Perfect PA

While the role of a PA or EA is constantly evolving, diary management continues to be a fundamental task. Own the calendar. Be firm and realistic.

2015 120

PayPal, Square & Others Moving Into Small Business Lending

Small Business Labs

Their report - The Small Business Lending Opportunity - requires a paid subscription. Just be aware of the costs. Finance trends

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Ways SMEs can save money

The Small Business Blog

As a fast growing sector of the Australian economy and with over 1.2

2015 98

What To Do If You’re Not Naturally Productive

Simple Productivity Blog

One thing people assume about me is that productivity comes naturally. Nothing could be further from the truth. I am not naturally productive.

2015 85

Do You Have a Good Business Model? Use This Assessment to Find Out

The Solopreneur Life

B usiness model is a term that a lot of people talk about, but few are able to explain thoroughly. ” Super. Why is it great? Switching.

2015 75

How to Make Any Job Interview Pay Off

On The Job

It can be frustrating when you interview for a job and then aren''t offered the position. What a waste of time," you think. But it doesn''t have to be.

2015 123

Yes, I’m an Over Fifty, Overweight Woman in Tech

Tips From T. Marie

I did something yesterday that I’ve been putting off since 2007. It’s something every business guru recommends. So what changed? 

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10 Wrong Ways to Start Your Emails

Business Writing

Do you want your email readers to delete your messages immediately? Of course you don't. Who would? Email Etiquette Teaching Business Writing

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Are you a networked PA?

Practically Perfect PA

The word networking can strike fear, horror and / or joy into the best of us. External networking will broaden the playing fields. You are worth it!

Coworking Spaces are Human Spaces

Small Business Labs

Last week the results from the spring coworking space member survey were released at the Global Coworking Conference Unconference (GCUC). Emergent  Emergent Research (that's us) partnered with GCUC and Jacob Sayles of Office Nomads on this study. They are places where members work, network, learn and socialize together. 

2015 106

7 Ways to be More Productive and Less Busy

Dumb Little Man

It can be hard to see the difference between being productive and just staying busy. But there is a difference – a big difference.

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Is it time to bust your comfort zone?

Office Dynamics

We’re all familiar with the comfort zone: That risk free place of ease and certainty with no surprises. So what can you actually do about it?

2015 146

5 Steps to Increasing Your Cash Flow

Office Organization Success

You’ve done it! For many business owners though, this is still a dream. Why? . FREE Online Business & Marketing Systems Checklist.

2015 79

Top 5 Tips for Startup Marketing

The Small Business Blog

Attracting customers is one of the top challenges for startup businesses, especially if you do not have any marketing background yourself.

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2015 96

Keystone Habits: Leveraging the Power of Small Habits

Productivity Bits

Discipline. That''s it. That''s no drama. That''s no secret either. But the question is how to attain that level of discipline that will get everything you committed to doing done. Habits. Discipline, in a sense, is adherence to habits that you, yourself, have established and decided to stick to. Thank you for subscribing!

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5 Signs You Are Out Of Balance

Simple Productivity Blog

We all get busy. Busy is something we can expect from time to time. The 5 Signs. Nothing Is New. My mother and I talk every week on Skype. Burnout.

2015 65

85% of Managers are Looking for This

On The Job

When hiring, 79% of managers said that prestigious schooling was the LEAST important consideration, and only 40% emphasize trade skills. Yeah, I know.

2015 105

When Is It Just Not Worth It? A Story of Failure.

Tips From T. Marie

I’m going to warn you, this blog post is me being honest. That probably means it’s going to rub some people the wrong way.  So be it. Business Tips

2015 70

Should a Company Be "It" or "We"?

Business Writing

In the past week, two clients have written to ask whether they should refer to their company or division using the singular it or a plural pronoun.

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2015 90

40 Excel hacks for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

would then have to input them all into a crappy spreadsheet when really I wanted a fancy piece of software that did the job for me.

2015 106

Independents Happier, Healthier Working on Their Own

Small Business Labs

MBO Partners released a preview of their 5th annual State of Independence study. We worked with MBO Partners on this study. You have flexibility.

2015 95

Some ways to find inspiration in life

Dumb Little Man

Everyone needs a drive and motivation to move on in life. This can happen due […]. Success

2015 153

Beginning Your Job Search? Start By Building Your Brand

Office Dynamics

Maintaining and building your online persona is a part of the new job search. Building Your Brand: Get Social. Share Carefully. Protect Your CV.

2015 146

Publish a Successful Ezine with these Top 10 Tips

Office Organization Success

Do you know the purpose of your newsletter? It’s not so that you can spend hours and hours formatting some kind of pretty layout.

2015 75

Top 5 Tips to Relax after Work

The Small Business Blog

Can’t switch off after work? Restless? Anxious? Thoughts endlessly going round your mind? Heart racing? Maybe it is time to relax! 1.

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2015 93

How to Communicate With Confidence

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Communicate With Confidence appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. When you communicate effectively, you’re direct and honest.

How to Create Lead Magnets That Convert

The Solopreneur Life

E very online-marketing pro talks about the importance of growing your list. They’re right, of course. Where to place lead magnets on your website.

2015 63

6 Rules for Giving Gifts at Work

On The Job

This can be a tricky road to navigate, and some people get it so wrong that it causes a rift in the office for months to come. Go with tradition.

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Top 10 Punctuation Mistakes

Daily Writing Tips

Writers can avoid most errors of punctuation by mastering the following conventions. 1. Nonessential information is set off with commas. Comma splice).

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Top 10 Writing Errors of 2015

Business Writing

Let's face it. In 2015 typos hid undetected in our writing. Mistakes happen. But some mistakes happen over.

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2015 87

A day in the life: Amanda Barlow, Senior EA, PZ Cussons

Practically Perfect PA

What does your career path look like? The most important elements of my role are being proactive and keeping one step ahead. What do you enjoy least?

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