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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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The road to strategic thinking

Practically Perfect PA

In today’s blog post I’ve adapted the presentation I gave at the Future Assistant Conference back in February.

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Top technology tools for working remotely

Practically Perfect PA

At the Future Assistant Conference I was talking to an Assistant who did not work in the same office as any of her Executives. Not a single one. I was a bit flabbergasted to be honest. Because, she wasn’t a Virtual Assistant.

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Today’s Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

OfficeTeam just-released research in time for Administrative Professionals Week about the changing administrative profession and the role’s impact at work. The survey found that today’s administrative professional assistants save their bosses an average of 101 minutes a day.

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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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!

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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?

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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

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The Return of Independent Bookstores

Small Business Labs

In 1936 George Orwell pointed out that one of the main difficulties of owning an independent bookstore is turning a profit. This, of course, was long before Amazon.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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 179

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.

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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!

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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?!

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Uber and Lyft Help Drivers Weather Financial Shocks

Small Business Labs

A recent academic study found that many ridesharing drivers do so to help them work through financial shocks and smooth income volatility. The study only looked at rideshare drivers. But it points out that these benefits should extend to any highly flexible part-time employment.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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How to Answer "Tell Me About Yourself"

On The Job

Chances are pretty good that in your next job interview, you're going to hear: "So! Tell me about yourself." Interviewers love to ask this question because a) they're hoping you might slip up and tell them something really interesting, such as the fact that you've been fired from your last five jobs b) they don't really remember who you are, and this gives them time to come up with questions to ask and c) they want to see how you present yourself.

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Podcast 094: Know your end point

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! This is podcast 94 and it’s called “Know your end point.” ” First, I’ll share with you what we’re working on in my coaching group. In case you haven’t heard, I now offer group coaching for productivity, time management, prioritizing, procrastination and decluttering. There’s a different theme each month.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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Coordination of Conjunctions and Punctuation

Daily Writing Tips

When a conjunction is inserted into a sentence to separate two cumulative elements of the sentence, where commas, if any, are correctly positioned depends on the syntactical structure of the sentence regardless of whether a parenthetical phrase complicates the sentence.

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The coaching group is underway!

Clutter Coach

by The group is still small so this is a great time to join. More personal coaching from me, which I won’t be able to offer once the group grows. Join now. Your success in overcoming procrastination (or any other issue the group is for, such as time management, productivity, declutter and organizing) is important to me. I’m active on the private Facebook group every day to give you help, ideas and support. Making changes, even ones you want very much to make, is not easy.

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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

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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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