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Tech Jobs Moving to the Midwest

Small Business Labs

companies have long moved work overseas to save money. But a long emerging trend of moving work to lower cost areas of the U.S. instead of overseas appears to be gaining steam.

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10 Proven Ways To Build Your Personal Branding in 2018

Dumb Little Man

Admit it or not, if you want to do business, you’d want to do it with other people- not companies. Putting up a strong personal branding allows you to reach out to your clients more which, in effect, can dramatically boost conversion rates and sales. But, how exactly do you build a personal brand? Honestly, there’s no single formula that can make you successful overnight. It will take a lot of hard work and commitment before you can make it big in this kind of business.

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5 Ways People Dislike Your Emails (And Possibly You)

Practically Perfect PA

An interesting bit of research came to my attention recently, courtesy of the BBC website.

2017 97

Will Consultants be Replaced by AI?

Small Business Labs

Since we're consultants, we hope not. But that's thesis of HBR's  AI May Soon Replace Even the Most Elite Consultants.

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How to Become One of the Boss's Favorites

On The Job

I'm all for work/life balance and making sure that you're not headed for burnout by working too much. But that doesn't mean you go to work and just warm a chair every day, doing just enough to make sure you keep your job.

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Online Accounting Among Top Tips for New Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Blog

Starting a new business is more than just coming up with an idea and pitching it to customers. There is a tonne of planning that goes into a new enterprise, followed by convincing financing sources to get behind the idea.

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How And Why To Work On Your Emotional Intelligence

Dumb Little Man

Parents and educators have done a serious disservice to many people by leading them to believe that IQ is everything and that your grades actually matter once you are out of school. Learning is good and getting good grades can certainly open a lot of doors, but your IQ is basically set for life in childhood. So, if you are going to depend on that for the rest of your life, it will just be a losing game for you. There is good news, though.

2017 97

Survey: Unhappy Workers = Unhappy Customers

On The Job

Companies like Zappos often are seen as the standard bearers of the top-notch customer experience , but some companies trying to emulate them may find they fall short because they are missing a key component: an equally top-notch worker experience.

2017 54

Is it ok to leave the office for lunch?

Office Dynamics

Each month we feature a question from our friends at Business Management Daily’s Admin Pro Forum. Please enjoy engaging in a conversation over this month’s question.

2017 59

Book Review: Thriving in the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

"How to capitalize and compete in the new world of work" is the tagline for the book Thriving in the Gig Economy. This nicely summarizes this useful guide to the shift to independent work.    The book starts with an excellent overview of the gig economy.

2017 72

The Importance of a Positive Workplace Culture to Enable High Performance

Productivity Bits

The environment or culture within a workplace has a lot to do with how well or how bad the performance of the employees is. There are some qualities that must be present within a healthy work environment in order to perk up the progress and help the organization to evolve into something better. The person in charge within any organization, whether it’s big or small, is the leader who sets a standard for the rest of the people who work under them – notably, the employees.

2017 30

This Type Of Music Can Increase Your Productivity

Dumb Little Man

Music has been with us since prehistoric times in one form or another, growing with human society and culture, and taking new shapes one century after another. Humans have become so accustomed to it that listening to music has become second nature. We take music in our lives so much for granted that we rarely stop to think how it influences our mood or daily actions. For example, did you know that listening to music at the office can make you more productive? Here’s how.

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The Virtual Summit Live Recording

Practically Perfect PA

I’m so excited to share this blog post with you today! As many of you will know, we have organised a Virtual Summit for PAs on the 20th October. As part of the programme for the Virtual Summit we wanted to include a few live sessions recorded in front of an audience.

2017 30

5 Tools to Help You Automate Your Work

Office Dynamics

One of the greatest advantages organizations achieves from automating various processes is saving time, among other resources. In the entire history of human development, the need to make work easier, faster and even cheaper comes naturally. This is what has led to various discoveries and developments of tools that automate work. Phenomenal examples include manufacturing, mechanized farming, retail, and many other sectors.

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Thomas Friedman Embraces the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

The well known New York Times columnist, best selling author and pundit Thomas Friedman wrote a very bullish article on gig work last week. Self-Driving People, Enabled by Airbnb focused on the gig work being created by Airbnb's "Experiences" platform.

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7-Step Checklist to Successfully Launch Your Startup

Small Business CEO

Launching your business takes a lot of hard work and determination. However, many still believe that launching a startup is like switching on the light. Having launched a couple of businesses, I’ve realized that launching a startup is like launching an aircraft.

2017 29

How To Start Balancing Life And Work Without Getting Fired

Dumb Little Man

As communications become more convenient, it also becomes easier to immerse yourself in work and never look up from it. If you are like me, you find yourself checking e-mail at all hours and addressing mid-level professional concerns via email or on the phone when on vacation, out with friends or even playing with the kids. This is not just a bad habit but it is detrimental professionally , psychologically and physically, too. Who is to blame for this condition?

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Is running your own VA business the new career progression for PAs?

Practically Perfect PA

The roles of Personal and Executive Assistants are changing. For many, that means increased responsibility and a role that’s evolved from the traditional one they first stepped into.

2017 26

Tips and Tricks for Making Your Business Greener

Eco-Office Gals

Going green seems to be all the rage with businesses recently, with everyone from Coca-Cola to SC Johnson launching widely publicized environmental initiatives.

2017 33

42% of Young Small Businesses Use Contract Workers

Small Business Labs

The U.S. Federal Reserve released the their Report on Startup Firms. This is the second in a series of reports based on their 2016 small business credit survey. 

2017 52

Why You Can't Remember Stuff at Work -- and How to Get Better at It

On The Job

I'll be the first to admit that my memory isn't what it was when I was 20-years-old, and I bet many of you would say the same even if you're only 25-years-old. That can become a problem in the workplace, where you may have to recall a client's name you met two years ago or remember exactly why a project ran into manufacturing turbulence last quarter. With so much information coming at us, it can be difficult to hang onto everything in our brains.

2017 22

Tech of the week: PDFescape

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Technology of the week : PDFescape. Here are all the details…. What is PDFescape? PDFescape is a free, online PDF reader, editor, form filler, & form designer. What does it do? PDFescape let’s you use all of the PDF functionality for free online.

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15 French Words and Phrases That Don’t Mean That in French

Daily Writing Tips

This post lists a number of words and phrases used in English that are derived from French but are no longer employed with the same idiomatic sense in French (if they ever were).

2017 20

Deloitte on the Future of Work

Small Business Labs

The "Big 4" accounting and consulting firm Deloitte has released a series of articles, podcasts and videos on the future of work. 

2017 40

How Personal and Business Credit Can Make or Break Your Business

Small Business CEO

“The Nav American Dream Gap Survey, 2015, revealed of small business owners surveyed, 45 percent did not know they have a business credit score, 72 percent did not know where to find information on their business credit score and 82 percent didn’t know how to interpret their score,” reports the U.S.

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How To Get Rich Quick

Dumb Little Man

Money is a part of life. Whether we love it or hate it, money is a necessity. It provides food, shelter and health care. It also gives us freedom, opportunity and decision-making flexibility. In addition to those, money allows us to pursue our passions or philanthropic desires. As much as we may wish it weren’t the case, money plays a huge role in our lives so the attainment of wealth is often on our radar.

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Day in the life: Torsten Maerz, PA at Deutsche Bank

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Day in the life: Torsten Maerz, PA at Deutsche Bank for Dr. Ulrich Stephan, Global Chief Investment Officer of Private & Commercial Clients in Frankfurt, Germany. What are the main aspects of your role?

2017 20

Top 10 Writing Apps for Android Smartphones

Daily Writing Tips

Today’s modern writer doesn’t always have time to sit down at his desktop and write. With more and more writers living the digital nomad style, there is a major demand for technology that can help. If you are an Android user, here are 13 writing apps that you should know about. App.

Will Blockchain End Poverty?

Small Business Labs

Blockchain is one of the most hyped technologies around. Some  Some are even claiming blockchain will end global poverty. It's not clear if this is before or after it brings world peace. 

2017 40

7 Ways to Grow and Expand Your Business

Small Business CEO

Whether your business is struggling to grow or growing but not as quickly as you’d like, it may be time to invest in a new growth strategy.

Dating Tips for Finding the Right Person

Dumb Little Man

The biggest challenge in dating is finding the right person. Most of the time, dating is usually clouded with the wrong intentions. Some simply want to get laid while others want to see what happens next. These aren’t really wrong if those are what you intend. But, if you are looking for the right match, you can easily get hurt if the other person has those intentions. That is why it is important to make it clear what your intentions are, particularly at the start of the dating process.

2017 41

How to Be Productive When You’re Sick and Tired


We can’t be running at 100 percent for 100 percent of the time. We need time to rest, recuperate, and recharge. There will be days when we feel under the weather (or worse). There will be days when we are wiped out from what the world has presented to us. We still have to show up, and, as Steven Pressfield says, “Do the work.”

2017 21

128 Words with Senses That Started Out as Underworld Slang

Daily Writing Tips

The slang senses of many words we use in conversation and in informal writing originated in jargon employed by criminals, often coined to disguise the activities they were describing when they spoke among one another. This post lists and defines a number of those words.

2017 16

Yes, Celebrity Dogs, Cats and Even Hedgehogs Have Agents

Small Business Labs

The Dog Agency is a talent management company focusing exclusively on animal influencers. By  By that we mean animals (mostly dogs and cats) with active online followers.