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Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

Office Dynamics

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Growing Direct Selling Industry Employs Over 20 Million Americans

Small Business Labs

According to the Direct Selling Association (DSA), about 20.2 million Americans are involved in direct selling the U.S. This is up from 15.8 million in 2010.    Also known as multi-level marketing, retail sales by direct selling companies increased from $28.6 billion to $36.1 billion.

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Best tips on working with multiple managers

Practically Perfect PA

Last month I asked everyone on the Practically Perfect PA social media platforms to give me their best tips on working with multiple managers. Here are the results. Enjoy… There are some brilliant tips here! Here are my best tips on working with multiple managers.

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Tips for the Traveling Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

Administrative professionals are the superheroes of travel planning. Admins use their telepathy to know what brands their travelers prefer, time travel to get days of work done in mere hours, and teleportation to support their travelers, even when they are halfway around the world. Their only kryptonite? Themselves. Admins spend their days prioritizing other’s needs and often forget to think of themselves.

Creating a unique office space

The Small Business Blog

Designing your office right is a vital part of creating a well-functioning business. To help you get it right from the outset, we talk you through some workspace design tips for your office. Designing around a theme.

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The Tell-Tale Signs You May Have Alcoholism

Dumb Little Man

Am I an alcoholic? A lot of people think of an alcoholic as someone who’s homeless and lives in the park or panhandles on the street corner. In reality, however, not all alcoholics are homeless. Most of them live well in their own homes and have well-paying jobs. Most people who suffer from alcoholism don’t even know they’re alcoholic. For example, if a guy comes home from work every day and has one to three beers, he’s likely to argue that he’s not alcoholic.

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The Superintelligent Organization: create total competitive advantage?

BioTeams

I have been studying one of the most highly regarded books on the future of AI (Artificial Intelligence), "Superintelligence - paths, dangers, strategies" by Nick Bostrom.

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2017 18

The Practically Perfect PA Advisory Panel

Practically Perfect PA

Practically Perfect PA has now been up and running for 5 years. Over that time, I have seen the blog grow and grow and grow! There are now over 11,000 of you signed up to the blog posts and newsletters and we attract over 90,000 visitors each month on the website. That’s a lot of people!

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Today’s Administrative Assistant Has Power

Office Dynamics

(Excerpt from Become an Inner Circle Assistant book, Joan Burge). For the first time in history, the administrative professional’s job description hints at the full engagement of cognitive powers.

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The Well Traveled Dog

Small Business Labs

Thanks to the pet humanization trend , it comes as no surprise a growing number of people are traveling with their pets. The Washington Post's Hotels that offer over-the-top amenities — for your pets  covers this trend.

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9 Stats About Small Business Digital Marketing in 2017

Dumb Little Man

In order to help small business digital marketing agencies and SEO professionals effectively forecast this year’s online marketing trends, white label SEO company HubShout conducted a survey which collected data on the digital marketing investments of small- to mid-size agencies. This report details the online marketing data for 2017 and compares it to the data taken from HubShout’s 2016, 2015, and 2014 surveys.

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3 Financial Tools To Help You Get Your Start Up Off The Ground

Small Business CEO

Do you have an idea for a business? Reckon your product or service could fill a gap in the market? Always dreamed of being your own boss? If you’ve answered yes to these three questions, then congratulations – you clearly have an entrepreneurial spirit! Now comes the hard part.

2017 19

Who am I?

Practically Perfect PA

Who am I? When you work for a private individual it can be complicated defining your role in their life. As well as dealing with all the usual challenges, much depends on their personal situation, and how that reflects on what is required.

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How to Reignite Your Enthusiasm for Work

Office Dynamics

Designed by Freepik. At some point, in any professional’s career, there comes a time when enthusiasm wanes. It’s natural, after all. Even as an assistant, a role where “no two days are exactly alike,” the day-to-day operations can eventually become monotonous. When you feel a lack of enthusiasm for the work you do, it can really take a toll on your quality of life. You feel more tired and discontent. Ultimately, it can also impact your quality of work.

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Two Months Into Intermittent Fasting – A Small Update

Brilliantly Better

As some of you know, 2 months ago I started (yet) another experiment: intermittent fasting. I wrote an introduction here, if you’re interested about the nitty gritty, in today’s post I will just jot a quick update. Cravings In a rather… The post Two Months Into Intermittent Fasting – A Small Update appeared first on Dragos Roua. Health and Fitness

2017 19

Top 9 Things To Give Up Immediately If You Want To Become Happy

Dumb Little Man

Are you truly happy? A lot of people forget that happiness is a choice. They overlook the fact that being happy is a conscious choice one has to make each day. Many people live their lives blaming everyone and everything for their problems. Others just can’t let go of the past and, instead of enjoying the moment, they become nagging pessimists. If you wish to be happy, here are 9 things to give up to be happy immediately: Give up control.

2017 27

What to Do When a Dangling Participle Defies Revision

Daily Writing Tips

A dangling participle is a construction in which the participle, or verb, that follows the subject of a sentence is not associated with an introductory phrase, leaving the participle dangling.

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2017 17

How the Military Prepares People for Running a Small Business

Small Business CEO

Military veterans only make up roughly 7% of the general population (including retirees), yet 9% of businesses in the U.S. are veteran-owned. If you factor in businesses that are 50% veteran-owned that number jumps to 13%.

2017 14

Strategies for Advancing Your Career Outside of Administrative Services

Office Dynamics

Designed by Freepik. My good friend and fellow expert in the administrative field, Julie Perrine, has a saying that goes something like this, “In admin, you can start here and go anywhere!”. Incidentally, if you don’t know Julie, you should. She’ll be at the annual Conference for Administrative Excellence this year and she is an absolute wealth of knowledge and insight. But back to the point: Being an administrative professional, the world is your oyster.

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Why You Should Play Productivity “Small Ball”

Productivityist

During the early part of 2017, I hosted (or co-hosted) a webinar of some sort every week. This wasn’t initially planned. It just happened to take shape. I knew I wanted to do more video work in the months ahead, but I didn’t expect things to start out like that. But it did. So I decided to keep at it by playing productivity “small ball.”.

2017 20

What Young Families Can Do To Save More Money

Dumb Little Man

Whether you have more than one child or you’re a first-time parent, babies are expensive and there’s no way around it. Building your family is probably a dream come true for you, but it doesn’t go without any complications. Luckily, there are many tricks to make the transition a little easier for you to handle on a budget. Here’s a quick guide on how families can save money, especially with a newborn. Avoid Eating Out.

2017 18

Punctuation Quiz #17: Attribution

Daily Writing Tips

The following sentences deliberately lack internal punctuation whether such punctuation is correct or not. Insert punctuation as necessary to correct them. Her reply was as follows “We have no comment in response to the allegations.” ” 2.

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Reputation Management: Major Mistakes Business Owners Make and How to Avoid Them

Small Business CEO

Online reputation management (ORM) refers to the process of monitoring reviews and comments about a person or their company mainly through social media watching. For example, monitoring Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. When it comes to ORM, many business managers make mistakes.

2017 14

10 Apps for Administrative Productivity and Organization

Office Dynamics

Designed by Freepik. This is the second article in a two-part series on productivity apps for admins by Julie Perrine. You can read part 1 here. As an administrative professional, you need to be productive and organized wherever you go. But hauling around your work laptop 24/7 isn’t exactly practical. The solution? Smartphone apps! Here are my 10 app category favorites.

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4 Steps for Dealing With a Hated New Job

On The Job

When you accepted the job, you were excited about the new opportunities chance to enhance your skills. But three months later, all you can think of, is “ What was I thinking?” You now believe you’ve made a mistake when you accepted a new job. Something doesn’t feel right.

2017 11

Five Traits Women Want In A Partner

Dumb Little Man

Do you think that good looks, a six-pack, and some pearly whites are all you need to win over a woman’s heart? Well, think again. What women look for in a man is more than good looks. You don’t need to have it all together in order to find a great match, but there are some resounding qualities that can put you ahead of the competition. Here are five traits you can improve on to impress the woman you like. Someone who can make them laugh. A good sense of humor tops the list for a lot of women.

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3 Cases of Poorly Constructed Short Lists

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following sentences, the writer is under the misapprehension that the statement includes a list of three words and/or phrases; in fact, each sentence includes a compound list item and a simple list item (or at least is better rendered so that it does), for a total of two items.

2017 14
2017 14

The Spice Of Life

Brilliantly Better

This is a guest post by Alex Reddle. There’s an old saying that money makes the world go round. Of course it does, but what also gets my world truly spinning is the thought of all those single women out… The post The Spice Of Life appeared first on Dragos Roua. Relationships & Society

2017 12
2017 12

Website Woes and Wisdoms: Handling the Dreaded Downtime Blues

Small Business CEO

If you are an entrepreneur, you probably rely on your website for a good portion and maybe even all of your income. While the internet can open your business up to customers all over the world, it also means that you are vulnerable to website downtime.

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Filing system technique

Clutter Coach

by Using a pre-made file system can be a great idea, but only if you buy into it completely. Systems in general, filing and other, often have lots of moving parts that need to mesh together so if you leave one out because you don’t really like it, the system will eventually break. For example, if you color code your file folders, you have to continue to do it, and you have to continue to use the same colors. If you run out of yellow, you can’t just start using the orange ones.

10 Easy Tricks On How To Save More

Dumb Little Man

With online shopping and easy credit facilities, it’s easy to feel tempted to spend more than you normally would. There’s always a new gadget, appliance or a pair of shoes put on sale. If you are trying to cut down on your expenses and start saving, these things can easily put you off track. To help you out, here are a few tips on how to save more. How To Save More And Spend Less. There are many simple ways to save more money without feeling the pain.

Words Starting with “Epi-“

Daily Writing Tips

The prefix epi , from the Greek word meaning “at,” “close to,” “on,” “in addition to,” or “on the occasion of,” is at the root of a number of diverse words that pertain in some way to something associated with something else. This post lists and briefly defines many of these terms.

2017 12

10 Things Confident People Do Differently

Brilliantly Better

This is a guest post by Matthew Snider. Why are some people confident and others insecure? Is it education? Social standing? Genetics? More often than not, those factors have little to do with how confident you are. Rather, the difference usually comes… The post 10 Things Confident People Do Differently appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

2017 10

How To Shop When you are Trying to Go Green

Small Business CEO

You and everyone in your company have just made the decision to go green (it’s a new company policy, by the way!) Congratulations to you on making that decision, the environment thanks you deeply for your commitment to be more green friendly.

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