October, 2016

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Do you have what it takes to be Revolutionary? Admin Conference Recap

Office Dynamics

Do you have what it takes to be Revolutionary? Well, I have finally recuperated from hosting our big conference. Create opportunities for yourself.

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7 Ways to Stop Overthinking

Dumb Little Man

Overthinking is very powerful. It can turn your life into a nightmare. Don’t attempt to read people’s minds. Overthinking can trap you.

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Educating Students for the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Two interesting articles caught our eye last week and both had to do with the gig economy and education. gig economy

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Practically Perfect PA giveaway: The Brother winners are…

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you to everyone who entered the Brother and Practically Perfect PA giveaway. I can now announce the winners… drum roll please… are: Raquel Ruiz.

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Why You Need to Practice Saying "No"

On The Job

Not a big word, is it? Yet for many workers, saying "no" has become very difficult. Will you run over the boss with your car?" NO! Calling for support.

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Peak Stuff and the Luxury of Less

Small Business Labs

NPR Marketplace has an interesting interview with the president of Ikea about their research on the American Dream. It echos the idea of peak stuff. 

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Is job hopping the only way up the career ladder for assistants?

Practically Perfect PA

Hi, I’m Nicky Christmas and I am a job hopper. It’s an interesting topic for me because as I said I have always been a job hopper.

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How Anyone Can Be More Innovative Every Day

On The Job

When a study was released earlier this year noting that procrastination can make you more creative, many people probably rejoiced.

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Does Office Design Really Affect Productivity?

Productivity Bits

As an active employee, you spend a significant part of your day at the office. simple to this problem is natural light. Productivity office design

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The Revolution Has Begun: Conference for Administrative Excellence

Office Dynamics

We are excited to welcome more than 450 administrative professionals from 11 countries. This year’s conference theme is The Revolutionary Assistant.

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How to Write a Blog Post That Millennials Will Read

Dumb Little Man

With their influence, it’s probably a good idea to start writing for millennials, especially if you’re trying to make a name or even sales.

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The Institute for the Future's Profile of On-Demand Economy Workers

Small Business Labs

The Savvy Consultant, previous white-collar workers who see growth and opportunity, as well as freedom, in the on-demand economy.

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More presentations from Assist Travel 2016

Practically Perfect PA

As promised, for those of you that couldn’t make Assist Travel this year, here are the rest of the slides from our wonderful speakers.

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To Be More Likeable, Learn to Listen

On The Job

Dave Kerpen says it’s “understandable” that a lot of people don’t think much about how to make themselves more likeable at work.

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How to Find the Perfect Co-Founder

Small Business CEO

One of the most critical elements of each startup are its initial founders. Maybe there is a reason for that.

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How Paperless Meetings Can Help the Environment and the Office

Eco-Office Gals

Paper-based meetings are becoming a major inconvenience at the office and in the environment. It’s a win-win situation. Author bio.

Snapchat for Small Business: A Guide for Beginners

Dumb Little Man

Snapchat is the best example of a breakaway innovation that’s taken social media by storm. But what exactly is Snapchat for business? Sounds strange?

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Most Americans Don't Want to Be Gig Workers, But 60 Million Do

Small Business Labs

Late in August Deloitte released survey results under the headline Deloitte survey finds 67 percent of Americans who have worked as independent contractors would choose not to do so in the future.  More recently the Staffing Industry Analysts released their Gig Workforce study. They found about 60% of U.S.

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2016 56

Practically Perfect PA Survey 2016 Reminder

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you to everyone who has completed the Practically Perfect PA survey. Please complete the Industry Snapshot 2016 survey. word from our sponsor….

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5 Signs You're a Jerk Employee

On The Job

Nothing gets people more stirred up than to ask them about a bad boss. They love to share stories of how a boss is rude, egotistical and selfish.

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2016 UPS 34

6 Ways Small Businesses can Reach More Customers

Small Business CEO

After a few years of doing business you are definitely looking to grow and take your business to the next level. Source: shakeshack.com.

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3 Cases of Dangling Participles

Daily Writing Tips

Here are three sentences that suffer from dangling participles; each is followed by a discussion and a revision. 1. Grammar

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2016 UPS 19

4 Free Business Productivity Apps To Help You Grow Your Small Business

Dumb Little Man

Managing a business is easier said than done. When you run your own business, you need to give it all your time and attention. TMetric. MailChimp.

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Flurry of New Studies on the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Lots of recent studies on the gig economy. So many that one article says you can't swing a cat these days without hitting one. We're dog fans here at Small Business Labs, but we still wouldn't swing a cat. The key finding is there are 55 million freelancers in the U.S., up from 53 million in 2014. metropolitan areas.

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The Future of Business Travel and the Millennial Traveller

Practically Perfect PA

He covered a lot of interesting points and I thought it would be useful to share his video with you today. Loving gadgets. Increasing their expenses.

How a Messy Lunch Table Reveals Poor Leadership

On The Job

New research shows that leadership integrity matters the most to workers, but that quality may be difficult for some leaders as power can corrupt them.

2016 34

3 Tips for Including Links in Your Small Business Blogs

Small Business CEO

However, blogging is a lot more than typing words out on your keyboard. One big area of business blogging revolves around links.

7 Reasons to Free Your Business from File Cabinets & 5 Tips to Help You Do It

Tips From T. Marie

One of the most popular excuses many businesses give for needing ‘in office’ personnel is access to files.  Some businesses have whole rooms full of metal filing cabinets. Not only that, but there was most likely sensitive information contained in some of those long forgotten files that should have been disposed of in a secure manner.  It’s not. 

2016 18

How To Know Which People Truly Care About You

Dumb Little Man

Most people love to talk about how many friends they have or how social they are. People have different desires and wants. It’s that simple.

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Most Small Businesses Have Less Than $400,000 in Annual Revenue

Small Business Labs

According to data from the  2014 U.S. Annual Survey of Entrepreneur s, the median U.S. Economic Decentralization Small Business Economy

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The Practically Perfect Business Traveller’s guide to Boston

Practically Perfect PA

Founded in 1630, Boston is one of the oldest and most illustrious cities in the U.S. Getting from the airport to the city centre. one-way, plus tips.

Why Trust Matters

On The Job

About a month ago I visited a favorite local deli. It reminded me of that scene from "Animal House" when John Belushi yelled "food fight!"

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Business Practices New Entrepreneurs Should Be Doing

Small Business CEO

Being an entrepreneur certainly takes a lot of work, especially when you’re still starting. Have a vision. … Entrepreneurs startup tips

Is Business Writing the Same as Technical Writing?

Business Writing

People who want to be technical writers often ask me whether business writing classes will help them. answer yes—because strong business writing skills will help them be better technical writers. But what is the difference between technical writing and. Frequently Asked Questions Teaching Business Writing