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Startup Raises $20 Million to Build an Electronics Manufacturing Plant in San Francisco

Small Business Labs

San Francisco is not a cheap place to locate a business, especially a manufacturing business. It's one of the world's most expensive real estate markets and has some of the highest labor costs in the U.S. 

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What makes the Virtual Summit different?

Practically Perfect PA

Last weekend I was reading through some posts on an Executive Assistant Facebook Group and on the EA’s had written a post about the training available for Assistants. In the post, she said that she didn’t know what training to attend because it all seemed pretty similar.

2018 142

Kick start your motivation

Practically Perfect PA

A few years ago I was working as an EA in a large insurance firm. I’d been there a few years, I know the job inside out, I liked my colleagues and the work was okay. I would go into work every day, do my thing and leave at 5.30pm without a backwards glance. Good […].

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Duluth's Booming Artisan Economy

Small Business Labs

Duluth's Lincoln Park neighborhood was until recently a rundown section of this lake front city in Minnesota, with many empty storefronts and buildings. But now Lincoln Park is the center of a new artisan business boom.

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Why Networking is So Exhausting -- and What to Do About It

On The Job

Professional conferences or networking events are great ways to learn new things about your industry and make important contacts for your career. They also can be exhausting. Even the most outgoing person can find hours of "small talk" a bit draining. If you say "Hello, how are you?"

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Most Millennials Think Starting a Business is Risky

Small Business Labs

According to a report from the global financial giant UBS , 72% of Millennials say starting a business appeals to them. But at the same time, most say it's too risky to do.

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This is Why Your Co-Workers Don't Trust You

On The Job

We all have those people at work who we don't quite trust. Maybe we can cite specific reasons behind such feelings, or maybe we can't. But what if you heard from others that the person they don't trust is you? Would you be offended? Confused?

2018 141

Dreams Do Come True

Office Dynamics

Dreams do come true and I am so excited this week that I can hardly contain myself. This week I am living a dream that I had about 20 years ago! I am going to work with one of the most highly respected and well-known companies in the world!

2018 199

How To Become A Self-Employed Permanent Makeup Artist

The Small Business Blog

Ever contemplated permanent makeup artist as a career choice? Congratulations! You have just begun the journey towards being a specialist in the permanent cosmetics industry-an exciting and rewarding profession.

2018 134

Standard replies to frequent email requests

Practically Perfect PA

So I’ve been using Gmail for… A LONG time… And last week I finally got around to having a look at some of the features that will help me keep on top of my emails. Gmail has loads and I will share these with you in another blog post soon. But, one feature that I know […].

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Why Workplace Friendships Go Wrong -- and How to Deal With It

On The Job

Most of us develop friendships at work, but sometimes these relationships go off the rails. When that happens, it's often a slippery slope because having a disagreement with a friend at work can cause you professional problems, as well.

2018 141

Administrative Professionals’ Week

Office Dynamics

A message from Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International: This is a very special week for the more than 4.5 million administrative professionals in the USA. Actually, this week is celebrated all over the world.

How to Edit, Fix, and Polish

Business Writing

Imagine this scenario: Your supervisor emails you with a message that says “Please edit the attachment." Or perhaps the instruction is "Fix the attached" or "Please give this piece some polish." What does it mean to edit, fix, or polish. Teaching Business Writing

2018 130

Five prioritising tips for PAs

Practically Perfect PA

You know when you’ve just got an absolute load of stuff on your plate and you have no idea where to begin? Yeah, I can see you nodding – hello, isn’t every day like that?!

2018 184

Coworking's Unstoppable Market Growth

Small Business Labs

Liquidspace's Q4, 2017 U.S. Flexible Office Report covers the continued growth of coworking and other forms of flexible offices.

2018 186

5 Ways to Fix Workplace Drama

On The Job

If you feel like your workplace has more drama than an episode of "Grey's Anatomy," it may be time to think about how such turmoil affects your career and whether you need to make some changes in your own behavior.

2018 130

Acumatica Marketing Whiteboard Video to highlight software features

Andrea Kalli

Check out this new client whiteboard video – Acumatica Marketing Video to highlight software features, designed and edited by [link] – Andrea Kalli – Video Design. Video Editing Services. Video Marketing. If you want to see more, check out my showcase videos: [link].

2018 130

How to Wear Glasses With Style

Dumb Little Man

Glasses don’t just improve how you see. If you wear them the right way, they can also improve how you look. The perfect glasses can complement your wardrobe and speak about your personality and sense of style.

2018 182

Assistant Resources: Your Excellency Limited

Practically Perfect PA

We are delighted to be welcoming Lindsay Taylor, Director of Your Excellency Limited to the Virtual Summit on 22nd June 2018. More details of her beneficial session will be shared soon.

2018 169

According to T. Rowe Price, Gig Economy Workers Pay More Attention To Their Money

Small Business Labs

The invest and mutual fund firm T.

2018 165

This is How to Have a Happy Career

On The Job

No matter how much you like your job, there are some days you feel as if you could walk out the door and never return. That's pretty common, especially when you have the kind of day when everything seems to go wrong.

2018 141

Multigenerational Communication & Cross-mentorship

Office Dynamics

By Dana Buchanan. The professional world of administrative and executive assistants and support staff is an exceptional melting pot of backgrounds, experience, knowledge, gender, age, education and personalities.

2018 165

Stealing Photos Online Is Still Stealing

Dumb Little Man

If you are managing your own websites or your clients’ websites, make sure your photo assets are coming from legitimate sources and that you’re not stealing photos online. Even if you see something online, it doesn’t mean that you can just take it for free. Many people see no problem with downloading music from a streaming site instead of buying a CD.

2018 172

Managing your own time and dealing with interruptions 

Practically Perfect PA

I thought I would start the week by sharing another video from last year’s Virtual Summit.

2018 173

Americans Still Listen to the Radio and Listen A Lot

Small Business Labs

You might think with all the media options around today Americans wouldn't still be listening to the radio that much. If you did think that (we did), you'd be wrong.

2018 149

4 References for Inexperienced Job Seekers

On The Job

It's the time of year when those looking for internships or their first professional gig are madly churning out resumes, answering online ads and trying to figure out who the heck can be a reference for them.

2018 130

Personal Tune-Up

Office Dynamics

A Personal Tune-up for Peak Career Performance. If you’re feeling more energized than usual these days, that’s because it’s Spring. As humans, we’re hard-wired to feel the boost that comes with warmer temperatures and fresh, new beginnings everywhere!

2018 152

The Negative Effects of Technology in Child Development

Dumb Little Man

The number of hours that children spend on their devices and technical gadgets has increased exponentially. This is causing a lot of parents to feel alarmed as there are several negative effects of technology on child development. It Slows Down The Brain. Nowadays, children do not get enough exercise. They spend most of their time with their gadgets. This lack of exercise is extremely bad for their physical and mental health because it can slow down their development.

2018 166

Samaschool's "The Future of Work is Independent" Report Series

Small Business Labs

Samaschool is a nonprofit focused on preparing low to moderate income job seekers to succeed as independent workers. Their flagship program is an 8 hour course on how to succeed as a freelancer. 

2018 149

Come Sit Stay Pet Shipping marketing video – Parker Colorado

Andrea Kalli

Come Sit Stay Pet Shipping marketing video – Parker Colorado – Designed and edited by [link] – Andrea Kalli – Video Design. Video Editing Services. Video Marketing. If you want to see more, check out my showcase videos: [link]. Video Marketing

2018 109

Why Good Writing Skills Are Important In The Workplace

Office Dynamics

Do you ever find yourself asking “Why Good Writing Skills Are Important In The Workplace? Why home in (or is it hone in?) on the technicalities? Who notices? Who cares? Those who care about productivity, for one.

2018 152

The 3 Important Rules For Happiness You Should Be Following

Dumb Little Man

The sun is shining, your friends are over for a barbecue and the wine has mellowed your mood. With those things, it is not so hard to be happy. Unfortunately, the sun doesn’t shine every day, at least not in my place. And as your friends get families, they won’t have so much time for your barbecues anymore. And wine, well, it is both your best friend and your worst enemy. Those afterdays, remember? There must be better ways to be happy, right?

2018 160

Who is the Virtual Summit designed for?

Practically Perfect PA

With the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit coming up on Friday 22nd June I thought I would write a quick blog post about the attendees. Who is the Virtual Summit designed for? #1

2018 158

Food Truck Nation

Small Business Labs

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's study Food Truck Nation includes a "food truck index" that shows which cities are the most food truck friendly. The index covers 20 U.S. cities and the goal is to show what it's like to start an operate a food truck.

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