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Asia's Surging Middle Class Driving Global Growth

Small Business Labs

While it's hardly new news that Asia's middle class and economies are growing, it's still worth looking at the amazing numbers behind this. According to  Asia: Leaning In , a report from the giant global investment management firm KKR, Asia's middle class will increase from 1.4

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Tips for Being Happier at Work

On The Job

Are you happy with your job? There have been times I've loved my job, but didn't like the company where I worked. Or I liked the job, but thought my boss was a lunatic.

2017 43

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Number of Minority Owned U.S. Small Businesses Growing Rapidly

Small Business Labs

According to research from The Business Journals SMB Insights group the number of minority owned small businesses in the U.S. is growing much faster than overall small business growth rate. As their chart below shows, between 2007 and 2017 the number minority owned SMBs have grown by 79% reaching 11.1

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A sneaky peek at the Future Assistant programme

Practically Perfect PA

As you guys can imagine with two weeks to go to the Virtual Summit I am literally up to my head in videos, online event technology, marketing and social media. I’m not going to lie, it is pretty intense BUT, it is going to be so awesome!

2017 69

How to Improve Your Presentation Skills

Office Dynamics

As you climb the corporate ladder, delivering a business presentation becomes one of the most important skills that you need to learn. A business presentation has to be informative, engaging, influencing, and entertaining at the same time. If one of these four key objectives are not covered well, the effectiveness of the presentation falls down immediately.

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Make Educated Decisions When Choosing an Administrative Conference (Part 1 of 6)

Office Dynamics

Since there are so many administrative conferences being offered, I would like to walk you through a series of blogs on how to select the conference that is right for you, gain approval and how to get the most for your investment. I am keeping these blogs to the point. A conference should feed your brain and soul! Start with the end in mind. What is your goal or goals for going to a conference? Education wise? What skills do you need to grow? What new skills do you need to learn/develop?

2017 57

Ammar Jali, Pittsburgh Entrepreneur, Explains Your Climb to Success Starts with Your Passion

Small Business CEO

Everyone dreams of something big in his life. If you talk to a child, they often envision themselves with what they would like to be when they grow up.

2017 31

3D Printing Moving Past Prototyping to Large Batch Manufacturing

Small Business Labs

After literally several decades of hype and hope, it appears 3D printing may finally be starting to deliver on its promise to change manufacturing.

2017 58

10 tips to tidy up your inbox

Practically Perfect PA

So it goes without saying that you get tons of emails, oh and your Executive probably gets tons of emails too! These days, we are all swimming in the sea of digital communications and most of us are drowning!

2017 39

Vocal Habits That Like, Hurt, Like, Your Career

On The Job

Vocal fry. Upspeak. Like, you know, those things are so, like, annoying? In recent comments about whether or not "vocal fry" hurts women in the workplace, readers weighed in on the story and said that yes, it does drive them crazy. (If

2017 39

Kaizen: A Simple Way to Supercharge Your Freelance Career

Dumb Little Man

Do you have the level of flexibility, freedom and fulfillment that you crave in your career? Are you managing every aspect of your life with the deftness that you wish for? It is quite possible that this is not the case. Maybe you are feeling satisfaction in some areas of your life, but lacking a feeling of contentment in others. Let’s face it. An average day in a freelancer’s life is marked by relentless hustling, doubts and exhaustion. The journey is often lonely.

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The Rise of Social Leadership

Small Business CEO

Social media is becoming a key leadership skill. Social media represents a real opportunity for leaders – a place where they can engage with employees, customers and peers alike. To create a personal brand, keep up to date and to lead with transparency and authenticity.

2017 29

Multi-Level Marketing and the Need for Highly Flexible Jobs and Supplemental Income

Small Business Labs

Despite a very robust jobs market, the need for highly flexible part-time jobs and supplemental income continues to grow. An example of this is the continued growth of the multi-level marketing industry. According to their trade association, the Direct Sellers Industry Association (DSA), 5.3

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Tech of the week: WeTransfer

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Technology of the week : WeTransfer. Here are all the details…. What is WeTransfer? WeTransfer is a really simple website that allows the user to send big files to other people. What does it do? The website really is simple.

2017 41

When “Start to” and “Decide to” Creep into Your Writing

Office Dynamics

by Barbara McNichol. Do you have a habit of starting a sentence with the word “start” or “begin”? In a 5,000-word document I recently edited, those two words appeared 14 times, while only five were deemed necessary to the meaning. That’s a lot of extra words! To be more direct in your writing, skip the “start/begin” part and employ the phrase Nike made famous: Just do it!

4 Types Of Stress At Work And How To Deal With Them

Dumb Little Man

“More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart. Work is meaningful and essential. Work is a part of life. It’s utilizing our talents in order to get something in return. It is a give-and-take process that benefits both parties for the betterment of society. Through work, you get to feed yourself and your family, pay the bills and get to buy your wants and needs.

2017 27

3 Simple Things You Must Do to Create a Rock-Solid Business Plan

Small Business CEO

Many people dream of becoming an entrepreneur — and making the millions that can come with owning a business. The only problem: There’s a huge gap between dreams and what it takes to make them a reality.

2017 28

Silicon Republic's Future of Work Series and Being Human

Small Business Labs

Silicon Republic's Future of Work Week has an interesting set of articles on this topic. It covers pretty much all the standard future of work topics like AI, digital transformation, the changing nature of careers, etc. 

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Is shorthand still a relevant skill for a minute taker?

Practically Perfect PA

There are many methods a minute taker can use to take minutes e.g. Recording devices , laptop, iPad, and just plain writing. Those people who write the minutes probably use their own version of shorthand (tips on how to do this are covered in this post ), text language or EasyScript.

2017 39

Can You Really Be Authentic in Your Business- Part 3: Conclusion

Tips From T. Marie

For the past two weeks I’ve explored the question of what happens if you can’t separate your personal convictions and beliefs from your business. In part two I did a bit of research and talked about mixing politics with business and some examples of those that do and don’t. I can honestly say even with. Read more. Business Tips

2017 16

15 Tips On How To Live A Fulfilling Life

Dumb Little Man

You despise yourself because of your imperfections. You loathed your skin color, your monolid eyes, your body shape—almost everything about you. That’s why you try really hard to get rid of them. However, although a lot of people are already appreciating you, you still can’t be happy. It’s because you don’t know your real flaws, the flaws that you have within you. They are those things that make you feel like you don’t belong in your own body.

2017 25

Top 11 Writing Apps for iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Daily Writing Tips

Finding the best writing apps for iOS can be challenging. Arguably the best word processor in existence, Microsoft Word, was designed with Windows in mind.

Global Retail Giant Ikea Acquiring Task Rabbit

Small Business Labs

Retail giant Ikea announced last week it was acquiring one of the original and best known gig economy companies, TaskRabbit. TaskRabbit is an online talent marketplace that links freelance workers with a wide range of jobs. About 60,000 independent workers - called Taskers - use the TaskRabbit platform and do everything from handymen chores to cooking to yes, assembling Ikea furniture. For Ikea, TaskRabbit provides a way to add services to their portfolio.

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Think You’re An Honest Person? Think Again!

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve been doing this personal branding thing for a long time now. For nine years I’ve been digging into people’s brains to find out what makes them tick and therefore what’s important to their brand.

2017 39

3 Ways To Make Your Business Meetings More Productive

Small Business CEO

The last things anyone wants is to leave a meeting feeling like they haven’t accomplished anything. Or worse, feeling like they’ve taken a step backward or are more confused than ever.

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Top Destinations In Europe for a Long Weekend on a Budget

Dumb Little Man

Romantic break for two? Long weekend with the guys? Europe offers so many different and interesting destinations. Whether you want to embrace your inner foodie in France, run with the bulls in Spain or traverse Italian city canals, there is something for everyone in Europe. For those on a budget, long weekend trips can mean exciting experiences. You can get away for a few days, explore a new destination, and save more money than you would if you go on a longer holiday.

3 Sentences That Require a Tense Shift

Daily Writing Tips

Many writers seem to assume that all verbs in a sentence must be in the same tense, but the tense for each verb should be appropriate to the context. Here are three examples of sentences in which a statement about a past event should reflect a continuous state.

What are Gene Editing and CRISPR?

Small Business Labs

Crispr is a breakthrough in genetic engineering that has given humans more power than ever to change nature. The name, Crispr, is an acronym for "clustered regularly Interspaced short palindromic repeats" And no, you don't need to know or remember this.

2017 31

The Virtual Summit is this Friday

Practically Perfect PA

I can’t quite believe it, but the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit is taking place this Friday 20th October 2017. The whole event is online and can be viewed wherever you are in the world. You can download the full Virtual Summit Programme here.

Love Your Office Space Series: Just Add Personality

Tips From T. Marie

You spend a lot of time in your office. It could be a corner of your living room, a dedicated room in your home or even a small, rented space. No matter where your office is, a key to making work enjoyable (and productive) is creating an office space that you love. Over the next. Read more. Business Tips The Home Office

How to Get More Out of Professional Development Training: [PART 2] Retaining Information

Eat Your Career

This is part two of a three-part series where I’m covering the following topics: Part 1: Getting Leadership Approval. Part 2: Retaining Information. Part 3: Leveraging Learning.

Patron and Matron

Daily Writing Tips

As Latin scholars may recognize, patron and matron are cognate with the Latin words for “mother” and “father.” However, their senses, and those of inflectional forms of these words, extend beyond the immediately family.

2017 12

What is an Initial Coin Offering and is it a Good Way to Raise Money?

Small Business Labs

Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) are so hot, even Paris Hilton is investing in them.    She's not the only one. Startups have raised about $2.2 billion through ICOs so far this year, according to Coinschedule.com. An initial coin offering is a new way of raising money.

2017 31

The Virtual Summit Hubs

Practically Perfect PA

With just a few weeks to go to the Virtual Summit (eeekkk!!) I wanted to send you a few more details about the Virtual Summit hubs. So far, we have 25 official hubs dotted around the world from large conglomerates, universities, the travel, fashion and leisure industry and some very funky startups.