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5 Ways to Fix Your Focus During Lockdown

Dumb Little Man

If you are having difficulty finding focus right now, join the club! You are not alone. In this article, I will share with you the top 5 motivating factors to keep you focused on the future. Because to have focus is to have a vision.

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Small Business Closure Scenarios

Small Business Labs

Based on an industry by industry analysis (1), our base case estimate is 21% of U.S. employer small businesses will close in 2020 (2) (3).    This is about 1.2 million small businesses.      In our optimistic case, 14% close and in our pessimistic case, 34% close.  

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Customize Your Zoom Background for Your Home Business

Tips From T. Marie

It seems like everyone is using Zoom for video conferencing during this time of social distancing due to Covid-19. Students and teachers are using it for learning.

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Improve Hiring Success with Behavioural Interview Questions

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Improve Hiring Success with Behavioural Interview Questions appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Behavioural-descriptive interviewing is an approach that looks at past behaviour as a predictor of future performance.

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The organised Assistant

Practically Perfect PA

The role of the Assistant these days is pretty diverse; one day you will be assisting one Executive with personal tasks, the next you may be making business travel arrangements for a different person, managing a project, working on a big event or hiring a new Administrative team.

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5 Questions to Ask Roofing Contractors When Hiring

Dumb Little Man

As our home’s first line of defense against harsh sunlight, torrential rains, heavy snow, and the elements in general, the roof is the part of our home that tends to sustain a lot of damage over time. Considering the importance of our roof, any sign that it has a problem must be addressed right away.

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How Many Employees Will Small Business Layoff?

Small Business Labs

Based on an industry by industry analysis of small business employment, our base case estimate is employer small businesses will layoff about 21 million employees through July (1).

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Download a free ebook from Gaping Void

Ian's Messy Desk

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Career Advancement for Administrative Professionals (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of Career Advancement for Administrative Professionals. April is Admin Appreciation Month! Consequently, this month’s webinar is devoted to administrative professionals. If you’re not an admin, you are still welcome to attend.

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How To Use Social Media For PR: A Step-By-Step Guide

Dumb Little Man

Social media marketing is one of the most important aspects of digital marketing and PR. If you don’t use social media platforms to promote your business, then you are missing out on quite a lot. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to use social media for PR. Build Your Brand’s Personality.

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Independent Workers Qualify for Unemployment Insurance Under the CARES Act

Small Business Labs

Last week Congress passed and the president signed the CARES Act, a $2 trillion stimulus bill designed to help businesses and Americans weather the economic storm caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. Independent workers (the self-employed, freelancers, gig workers, etc.) qualify for a number of assistance programs contained in the bill.    We'll be covering these over the next couple of days.  

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Your Home Business: Is It Business As Usual in the Midst of COVID-19 Social Distancing?

Tips From T. Marie

Those of us who already own a home-based business are lucky. We already know the ins and outs of working from home. We use online technology like Zoom to conduct business meetings regularly and accessing files from cloud storage like Dropbox is old hat.

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7 Free or Almost Free Things to Do as a Family

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 7 Free or Almost Free Things to Do as a Family appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Today’s post is perhaps a sidebar to leadership development. However, work-life balance is a key factor in being able to give strong leadership to others.

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Adjusting to the New Normal: How to Cope with Rapid Change

Eat Your Career

A lot has happened in just a short period of time. It’s enough to make your head spin, right? In the past two weeks, the world as we know it has dramatically changed in response to the COVID-19 virus. Many professionals are now working from home for the first time with little to no preparation.

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5 Remote Collaboration Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Dumb Little Man

The trend of flexible working hours among the people is increasing exponentially. People prefer working from homes. As reported by Forbes, 73% of millennials are engaged in freelancing. On the other hand, companies struggle to fill the skills gap.

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The Stimulus Programs Gig Workers and Freelancers Qualify For

Small Business Labs

Congress passed and the president signed the massive Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) economic stimulus package last week.    The legislation contains a number of provisions aimed at helping independent workers (the self-employed, freelancers, gig workers, etc.) weather the economic storm caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Catering for super-productive meetings

Practically Perfect PA

As an Assistant, it’s your responsibility to arrange meetings that run without a hitch, and a key cog in the meeting machine is catering.

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Time Management Skills for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

One of the biggest struggles executive assistants report to me is mastering effective time management. Let’s face it: your days are chaotic. You’re pulled in a million different directions, and many of you have multiple leaders to support.

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Job Seekers: Make Sure You Understand an ATS Before Applying for Any Job

On The Job

If you've never heard of an applicant tracking system, you need to become very familiar with it if you're one of the millions of Americans who is looking for another job after losing yours in the pandemic.

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These 3 Tips Turned Me Into a Successful Writer

Dumb Little Man

I’m no Stephen King, but success is relative, right? As a writer, I’ve certainly had more success than I pictured having by now. A lot of it, of course, has to do with being in the right place at the right time.

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Podcast 143: Tips from work-at-home veterans

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio. You can leave a review here! ?. In this podcast I talk to two women, Melissa Kirk and Mimi Heft, who normally work at home to get some tips for the rest of us who are suddenly now doing that.

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Podcast Episode 20: Getting Back Motivation

Simple Productivity Blog

Most of us now have time to tackle all those things we wanted to "when we have time." So why aren't we? We'll look at the causes and the cures today. The post Podcast Episode 20: Getting Back Motivation appeared first on Laura Earnest. Deliberate Living Productivity

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11 Effective Ways for Assistants to Work From Home

Office Dynamics

Rare and unusual times have presented themselves as a result of the onset of Coronavirus COVID-19. As an office, we learned just how many Assistants across the nation and world have become impacted. While we anticipated learning of non-essential business closures leading to working from home, we did not anticipate the high number of Assistants around the world struggling with the uncertainties, isolation and communication barriers brought on by the circumstances.

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Unemployed? Transferable Skills are the Answer

On The Job

In the coming weeks and months you're going to hear a lot about "transferable skills." Transferable skills are those abilities that you can use in a variety of jobs: communication, organization and teamwork.

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Never Spend Your Money on These Things

Dumb Little Man

With the entire world reeling from the effects of Covid 19, it’s not only one’s physical health and mental health that’s taking a beating. It’s also affecting our finances and economy.

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Podcast 142: Divergent thinking with Ryan Rawson

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! Today’s podcast is an interview with Ryan Rawson, a self described divergent thinker, who is now working at home due to our current pandemic. We talked about the difficulties of divergent thinking and also the benefits of it, and how that’s affected his ability to work effectively at home.

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Doing A Media Fast

Simple Productivity Blog

How much time per day do you spend consuming media? I'm talking about news, magazines, social media and websites. Has it increased with the pandemic? Is it doing you good? Or is it making you anxious and depressed? A media fast can help us break the cycle that news has over us.

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Administrative Professional’s Day: Best Gift for Your Assistant

Office Dynamics

When I worked as an executive assistant, I was always flattered on Administrative Professional’s Day when my leader would generously give me a gift in recognition for my service and hard work. It made me feel special and truly meant a lot to me.

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6 Things to Learn from COVID-19 About Your Career

On The Job

By now, I believe most of you reading this have dealt with the COVID-19 virus in some way, even if you haven't been infected (and I hope you have not). Many of you are working from home, or are working abbreviated schedules.

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Why You Need a Mindful Journaling Practice

Dumb Little Man

Each person should find time to have a break and think about what is bothering them. Mindful journaling will help to figure out what is in your heart. Our hectic lifestyles lead to stress, depression, and other similar problems.

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Podcast 141: Quarantine organizing

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! This is podcast 141 and it’s called quarantine organizing. It’s a bonus episode I decided to record to give you all something to do while we are under quarantine. You’re stuck at home with all your stuff. You can’t get away from it now! Ha, ha! Seriously, why not use some of the extra time we all have now to do some little organizing projects.

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30 Day Challenge: 5 Minute Breathing

Simple Productivity Blog

For April of 2020 I am going to stretch myself to start a simple daily meditation: 5 minutes of focusing on my breathing. The post 30 Day Challenge: 5 Minute Breathing appeared first on Laura Earnest. 30 Day Challenge

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Survival Tactics for Administrative Professionals During Chaotic Times

Office Dynamics

Disasters and chaotic times dramatically impact our personal and professional lives. And while, with time most situations improve, reoccurrence in the future is inevitable.

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Every Crisis Is A Portal – And So Is The Coronavirus Crisis

Brilliantly Better

For reasons beyond my comprehension, I’ve been exposed to various types of crises for a long part of my life.

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Using Machine Learning and AI for Productivity In The Workplace

Dumb Little Man

For the majority of us, AI is something only seen in sci-fi films. However, in the last few years, it’s ended up being much more accessible to us, specifically in business.

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Bureaucrats and Politicians

Daily Writing Tips

A reader has asked for a discussion of the words, bureaucrats vs officials , and lawmakers vs politicians. [I’d] I’d] like to know what teachers and English-language experts think of the use of these terms in the media, politics, or in everyday conversation.

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30 Day Challenge Wrapup: A Puzzle A Day

Simple Productivity Blog

I'm sure that doing puzzles can be a great help to those who want to up their mental game, but it didn't have the effects I was hoping for. The post 30 Day Challenge Wrapup: A Puzzle A Day appeared first on Laura Earnest. 30 Day Challenge

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