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Business Logo Creation with DesignEvo

Tips From T. Marie

Because I tend to create my own graphics, I hadn’t explored online options for creating a business logo until DesignEvo reached out to me and asked if I’d be interested in taking it for a test run. I agreed because after visiting their service I felt it could be a huge benefit for my readers.

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3 Ways to Get Others to Listen to You When They're Distracted

On The Job

I think we can all agree that there are a lot of distractions in our lives. But what you may not realize is that those distractions are hurting your career. The biggest problem is that when others are distracted, they're not listening to you.

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Listen to the CEO of a $1 billion startup and his EA discuss their partnership

Practically Perfect PA

At this month’s Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit we are incredibly lucky to have the Captain of BrewDog, James Watt and his First Mate, Bethany Burns. It’s certainly not every day you get to listen to the CEO of a $1 billion startup and his EA discuss their partnership!

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The Continuing Merging of Coworking, Social Clubs and Gyms

Small Business Labs

Several interesting recent stories illustrate how coworking, social clubs and gyms are merging. CNBC's Companies are making gyms their headquarters - here's why covers gyms that also have coworking spaces.

2018 169

Do Graduates, Brides, and Grooms Write Thank-Yous?

Business Writing

It's the season of graduations and weddings, wonderful opportunities to celebrate graduates' accomplishments and individuals' commitments to one another. If you are a recent or soon-to-be bride, groom, or graduate, congratulations! Life is just beginning for you in many ways.

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Reviewing the BLS 2017 Contingent and Alternative Employment Arrangements Survey

Small Business Labs

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) caused quite a stir yesterday with the release of their 2017 Contingent and Alternative Employment Arrangement (CWS) survey results.    Specifically, the report shows that the share of U.S. gig/contract workers in the U.S.

2018 170

How to Write Mighty Thank-Yous

Business Writing

In my survey on business writing and relationships of 686 adults, 81 percent of respondents said that a thank-you note they received had a definite positive influence on their decision to do business with a company or an individual again. Books Courteous Writing Etiquette

2018 130

6 Ways Leaders Can Let Go of Stress and Be More Resilient

On The Job

I recently was speaking with a successful executive who was nearing retirement, and looking forward to traveling and some consulting work. I asked him a common question: "What would you tell your younger self about your career if you could?' He immediately answered: "To not worry about everything.

2018 153

Yes, You Need a Website. Here’s 7 Reasons Why.

Tips From T. Marie

Look, I get it. I know that starting and running a business means a constant evaluation of what to spend money on. Maybe that’s why so many new business owners ask, “Do I need a website?” The answer is, “Yes.” Not maybe, not it depends, it’s just a simple, “Yes, you need a website.”. Period. Those same new business owners are inevitably going to follow up with a big, old, “Why?”. Here’s why you need a website: Your Clients/Customers Expect It.

2018 131

Technology of the week: Zoom

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s technology of the week: Zoom. Here are all the details… What is Zoom? Zoom is a cloud-based system which provides users with a video-conferencing and online meeting service along with webinars and file sharing functions. What does it do? Zoom has a number of features.

2018 172

The Growing Silicon Prairie

Small Business Labs

The Hustle's Life in the Silicon Prairie: Tech’s great migration to the Midwest covers the continued growth of the Midwest's tech sector. Key quote: Investors are flocking to Middle American cities like Omaha and Des Moines.

2018 161

Simple Ways to Create a Sustainable Outdoor Office Space

Eco-Office Gals

For decades, you could walk into any office in the country and see much the same thing — individual cubicles, shuttered windows and fluorescent lighting. People assumed this kind of office increased productivity — and for baby boomers, it’s entirely possible it did.

2018 130

The Art And The Science Of Networking

Dumb Little Man

Knowing how to network successfully can help you tap into a hidden job market and present your skills and experience to potential employers. More than half of jobs are filled through networking contacts and more employers are turning to social media tools for help with hiring.

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Adding some creativity to a regular meeting

Practically Perfect PA

We have all been in charge of regular meetings. Perhaps it’s a formal board meeting with dozens of papers and reports, or maybe it’s a more informal weekly staff get together or something in between.

2018 152

The California Creative Economy

Small Business Labs

The Otis Report on the Creative Economy comes from the LA based Otis College of Art and Design.    The report covers the creative economy in California. And as their chart below shows, it's big. The study does a good job capturing self-employed creatives.

2018 161

The Take Over of Green Marketing

Eco-Office Gals

Consumers love products that in one way or another help the environment. This demand for ‘green’ products and services has not gone unnoticed by corporate America.

2018 130

One Thing You Must Do With Any Resume

On The Job

Fashion experts often advise that any outfit will look much better if you have it tailored – and that advice holds true for resumes as well. When you build a resume , know that a tailored one is going to be one that “fits” the needs of a particular employer.

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Depression Is A Myth: 4 Simple Reasons Why You Think So

Dumb Little Man

It’s easy to understand why depression is a myth for most people. Unlike cancer which has physical symptoms that you can easily relate to, the symptoms of depression aren’t easy to recognize. What exactly is depression? Depression, also called depressive disorder or clinical depression, is a mood disorder that affects your basic activities. It affects how you sleep, think, handle situations and the way you relate to others.

2018 175

Technology of the Week: TravelPerk

Practically Perfect PA

What is TravelPerk? TravelPerk in a free all-in-one business travel platform for modern companies. Save time and money by using TravelPerk’s in-app automated travel policies, approval flows and travel data. All this to make your company’s business travel smart, connected and stress-free.

2018 130

5 Powerful Communication Strategies for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Do you have a healthy curiosity that you use in your day-to-day communications? I was inspired today to share with you 5 powerful communication strategies for administrative assistants that I often teach in my World Class Assistant Certification and Designation Program.

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Key Findings from the BLS's Contingent and Alternative Work Survey

Small Business Labs

Getting somewhat lost in the debates around the results from the BLS's 2017 Contingent and Alternative Employment Arrangements survey (CWS) are several interesting findings about independent contractors.    The BLS defines independent contractors as someone who is self-employed and their primary job is as an independent contractor, independent consultant or freelance worker. Key findings for this segment include: 1. 79

2018 111

How to Write an Executive Resume

On The Job

As an executive, you may believe that your experience and reputation precede you when throwing your hat into the ring for a potential new job.

2018 130

Top Tips For Improving Sleep You Really Need to Try Now

Dumb Little Man

Being unable to have a good sleep at night is a problem for millions of people around the world. For some, it is due to a medical condition while for others, it is caused by the things they do on a daily basis. Without good sleep, both your mental and physical health will be compromised and you’ll have a hard time staying productive throughout the day.

2018 177

Win a weekend stay at Travelodge’s new flagship hotel in the heart of London

Practically Perfect PA

Today, we are really excited to share our new giveaway with you. In conjuncture with Travelodge, we are giving one lucky Practically Perfect PA reader the chance to win a weekend stay at Travelodge’s new flagship hotel in the heart of London, Travelodge London City.

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Office Dynamics Top 10 Blogs For Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Last week Office Dynamics sent an email to all of our subscribers saying, “Thank you,” and we also provided the Office Dynamics Top 10 Blogs For Administrative Professionals.

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Aspen Institute and Cornell Release Gig Economy Data Hub

Small Business Labs

The Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative and Cornell University's ILR School recently launched the Gig Economy Data Hub , which is a curated online repository of studies, data and information on independent work and the gig economy. The goal of the Data Hub is to provide accessible and comprehensive information about the scope and nature of independent work and the gig economy.

2018 115

Why Workaholism Isn't OK -- and What You Should Do About It

On The Job

With the high profile suicides of chef and world traveler Anthony Bourdain and fashion designer Kate Spade, many people are reassessing their lives and looking around them to gauge whether someone is struggling and needs help.

2018 113

How to Stop Smoking For Good

Dumb Little Man

Everyone knows that smoking’s a bad habit. It costs a lot of money and it’s unhealthy for those around you. It’s also one of the leading causes of cancer. It’s safe to say that there are plenty of reasons you want to quit. But, to actually tackle such a feat is as difficult as you imagine. Nicotine is the most common substance Americans are dependent on and it’s been claimed to be as addictive as heroin. Of the 35 million people in the U.S.

2018 177

The Virtual Summit is this Friday!

Practically Perfect PA

Just a quick heads up that the Virtual Summit is this Friday! That’s Friday 22nd June 11am-7pm GMT+1. If you have been holding off buying your ticket, the time is now! If you don’t fancy waking up in the middle of the night for the summit, I hear ya! The Summit recording (that is all […].

2018 130

How to Prepare for an Employee’s Absence

Office Dynamics

Have you ever been in a situation when a co-worker had to take a leave of absence or they parted ways with the company and everyone, including yourself, was clueless about some of their procedures or tasks they were in charge of? Here is how to prepare for an employee’s absence.

2018 163

Write It Right in Your New Job

Business Writing

A man recently contacted me about wanting to be successful in his new job. He realized his writing was not what it needed to be. If you have a new job, congratulations! Being successful in a new position requires learning. Books Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

2018 100

Podcast 098: Working on your own

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! ?. This is Podcast 98 and it’s about getting organized on your own, whether it’s just you, a couple or a family. If hiring an organizer isn’t in your budget, what can you do? Well, I’m not going to dissuade anyone from working on their own. It certainly can be done. My aim in doing this podcast is to give you valuable tips and ideas that you can implement on your own.

2018 100

Five Ways to Promote Optimal Brain Development in Children

Dumb Little Man

Parents want what’s best for their children but making sure you’re encouraging optimal brain development isn’t that easy. In general, a child’s brain requires a wide variety of experiences and environmental stimulation to develop normally. To boost brain development, a child’s typical early environment should be rich in sensory, language, and social experiences for optimal brain development to occur.

2018 175

How to Raise Your Visibility at Work

Eat Your Career

About a year ago, I was hosting a training session on the topic of emotional intelligence. I asked the professionals in the room to shout out some of the feelings they experience on an average workday.

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