Top 10 Writing Errors of 2015

Business Writing

In 2015 typos hid undetected in our writing. Let's face it. So did errors in grammar and punctuation that we would have recognized if we weren't racing to upload, print, or click Send. Mistakes happen. But some mistakes happen over.

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What can assistants expect in 2015?

Practically Perfect PA

The last few years I have written a blog about what assistants can expect from the year and here you will find the tradition has continued into 2015. I am very optimistic about 2015, here are a few reasons why… Employment opportunities and salary.

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Trending Sources

A review of Assist Travel 2015

Practically Perfect PA

The post A review of Assist Travel 2015 appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. We held our first Assist Travel conference and exhibition on Friday 25th September at the Hilton Bankside and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the day. I hope those that came along enjoyed it too.

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Top 9 Lifehack Blogs to Motivate and Inspire You in 2015

Dumb Little Man

2014 comes to its end, and we all try to make some conclusions and plans on what we’ve done right or wrong and what we should do to make 2015 the best and most profitable year ever. The post Top 9 Lifehack Blogs to Motivate and Inspire You in 2015 appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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1 in 5 Humans Got a New Smartphone in 2015

Small Business Labs

in 2015 to a total of 1.43 In other words, 1 out of every 5 people in the world got a new smartphone in 2015. Gartner is forecasting 2015 mobile phone shipments (smart and otherwise) of 1.9 Everyone knows mobile computing has gotten big.

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Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2015

Small Business Labs

Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2015.   2015 Technology Trends. The ongoing technology platform shifts to Cloud and Mobile Computing will continue as long term drivers of change in 2015. Add to this a growing wave of cybercrime – which is increasingly targeted at small business through the use of automated online bots – and 2015 looks like a year when online security and privacy will be major small business issues. 2015 Economic Trends.

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My Three Words For 2015


As we kick off the 2015 calendar year, I don’t just look back at the twelve months gone by but I envision the twelve ahead. Here are My Three Words for 2015, in alphabetical order: Generosity. ”If In 2015, I’d like to make that reach extend even further.

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My Top 10 Newsletter Items So Far for 2015

The Solopreneur Life

T oday I studied the most-clicked-on items in my newsletter for 2015. The post My Top 10 Newsletter Items So Far for 2015 appeared first on The Solopreneur Life. I compiled a Top 10 and thought you’d like to see it.

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Tips for Boosting Productivity in 2015

On The Job

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15 social media and technology trends for 2015

Practically Perfect PA

Google Glass and the Apple iWatch really do seem like something out of a sci-fi film but they will be available in 2015. Images are going to be even more popular in 2015 than they were this year. We can all expect to be a little less corporate in 2015. Wearable technology.

The 2 Most Important Things I Did In 2015

Brilliantly Better

It’s not an evaluation in the strict sense of the word, but … The post The 2 Most Important Things I Did In 2015 appeared first on Dragos Roua. At the end of each year I take some time to look back.

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Practically Perfect PA 2015 Survey

Practically Perfect PA

Would you please take my 2015 reader survey? The post Practically Perfect PA 2015 Survey appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Practically Perfect PA is nearly four years old.

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Analysis of the Cloud Computing Market: Trends in 2015

Small Business CEO

According to Business Insider, the price war on cloud computing rages on. Described as “the race to zero” by some tech experts, the competition seems fierce in the coming year and the market continues to be a vicious battle ground for cloud service providers.

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The Only Habit You Need to Accomplish All Your Goals for 2015

Dumb Little Man

As soon as December hit this year, I began charting my goals and what I wanted to achieve for 2015. The post The Only Habit You Need to Accomplish All Your Goals for 2015 appeared first on Dumb Little Man. We all know the disappointment of unachieved goals.

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The Oxford Short List 2015

Daily Writing Tips

As I pointed out in a recent post , the Oxford “Word” of 2015 is a pictogram. The appearance of this ancient word on the 2015 list is in the context of its growing use to refer to a person of unspecified gender.

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Get Ready to Show Proof of Health Coverage in 2015

Small Business CEO

By now, you should know the law: As of last year, all Americans – both individuals and businesses – are required to carry health insurance coverage under the terms of the Affordable Health Care Act of 2010.

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2015 Customer Appreciation Day

Simple Productivity Blog

The post 2015 Customer Appreciation Day appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. I couldn’t write this blog without you, my customers. So to celebrate our relationship, I am having a Customer Appreciation Day.

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Are You Offering TMI in a Job Interview?

On The Job

I''ve heard many horror stories over the years about job interviews gone wrong. Many times the mistakes are made by interviewees because they didn''t prepare. It wasn''t a matter of what they didn''t say -- but rather what they did say. It was often a case of TMI.

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A day in the life: Amanda Barlow, Senior EA, PZ Cussons

Practically Perfect PA

Since 2011, I have watched it grow from a small group of 50, to nearly 500 members in 2015. What does your career path look like? I have been working as the Senior EA at PZ Cussons for over a year now and have developed my role to become an integral part of the ExCo Team.

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Independents Happier, Healthier Working on Their Own

Small Business Labs

The infographic below has more findings from the 2015 MBO Partners State of Independence study. MBO Partners released a preview of their 5th annual State of Independence study. We worked with MBO Partners on this study.

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Sponsor Post, March 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

The post Sponsor Post, March 2015 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. HostGator I switched from GoDaddy to HostGator a few years ago, and they have made all the difference in how easy it is to blog.

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Sponsor Post, February 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

The post Sponsor Post, February 2015 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. In February, my sponsors feature those that tickled my fancy. Calm The Email Dragon In my latest e-course, I teach you how to keep email from swallowing you whole.

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This Is What A Side Hustle Can Do For Your Career

Dumb Little Man

According to a 2015 survey by CareerBuilder, 16 percent of employees ages 25-34 still live with their parents, and 26 percent were unable to save any money last year. Meet Molly. Since graduating college, Molly has worked in the same entry-level position.

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Five Things Small Businesses Need to Know About Free

Tips From T. Marie

When I first started my virtual assistant business I was on a tiny budget. Surviving on unemployment and taking part in Maine’s Self Employment Assistance Program meant that I just didn’t have any extra money to invest in my little start up.

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New Productivity Forms: August 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

In 2015 I decided to continue this tradition. The post New Productivity Forms: August 2015 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. In 2014 I decided I wanted to release monthly productivity forms with a seasonal theme.

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Pause Now To Consider Your Success Goals for 2015

Office Dynamics

If you think it’s still too soon to start planning your professional and personal success goals for 2015, I want to encourage you to think again! I encourage you to think about other opportunities or techniques to assist you in goal-setting or goal assessment as we approach 2015.

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15 Lessons You Can Learn From Jedi Master Yoda

Dumb Little Man

“Do or do not, there is no try.” Yoda He’s the size of a small dog, green, and talks funny. But he’s also a wise master, and a great warrior. He took the world by surprise in 1980 in The Empire Strikes Back, and has been shaping culture ever since. He may be old, but he’s a badass.

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Some ways to find inspiration in life

Dumb Little Man

Everyone needs a drive and motivation to move on in life. Without the presence of the key drivers that help you to stay focused on your aims and objectives for the future, you cannot really work and find success in achieving those aims.

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Diary management for PAs and EAs

Practically Perfect PA

While the role of a PA or EA is constantly evolving, diary management continues to be a fundamental task. PAs spend at least a third of their time managing diaries, so it’s essential that you’ve mastered this aspect of your job. This guide provides tips to help you on your way. Own the calendar.

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How to Make Any Job Interview Pay Off

On The Job

It can be frustrating when you interview for a job and then aren''t offered the position. What a waste of time," you think. But it doesn''t have to be.

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The Truth About Why Men Aren’t Romantic Anymore

Dumb Little Man

If you’re frustrated with the fact that men aren’t chivalrous and romantic anymore, you’re not alone. As a women’s dating coach, I constantly get emails from women who complain that chivalry is dead… romance is dead. Believe it or not, it’s actually not dead.

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40 Excel hacks for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

If I had to make a list of all of my favourite office technology and software Microsoft Excel would most certainly be missing from the top ten (urm… it probably wouldn’t make the top 100). I do hold a grudge against Excel I must say.

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7 Tips for Communicating Data

Business Writing

After you have worked hard to collect meaningful data, the big challenges are how and how much to communicate. Consider these tips when you work on your next report or presentation that includes data. Focus first on your message, Writing Tips

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7 Ways to be More Productive and Less Busy

Dumb Little Man

It can be hard to see the difference between being productive and just staying busy. But there is a difference – a big difference. It’s possible to be busy all day long and at the end of the day feel like you haven’t accomplished much.

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Increase Your Productivity With These 9 Morning Habits

Dumb Little Man

The things you do in the morning, truly set the tone for the rest of your day. If your mornings are disjointed, rushed, and fraught with crises, chances are the remainder of your day will unfold the same way.

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8 Mind Hacks That Give You Instant Results

Dumb Little Man

Learning never exhausts the mind Leonardo da Vinci I have many weaknesses. I struggle to engage in conversation. Having to call up someone triggers a strong resistance in my brain, so I avoid the phone and use email instead. I do have some strengths though.

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10 fabulous habits that can transform the lives of people

Dumb Little Man

There is a difference between the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people and this difference is created because of the habits, which they acquire and apply. This is the way through which the lives of people are transformed and eventually become successful.

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Are you a networked PA?

Practically Perfect PA

The word networking can strike fear, horror and / or joy into the best of us. Networking is without a doubt a valuable skill set and resource tool but for many it can involve going outside our comfort zone when confronted with the notion of chatting to a complete stranger.

Steady Growth for British Online Retail

The Small Business Blog

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics last week show that British online sales increased by 11.4 % in June 2015, compared to the same time last year.

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5 Ways to Achieve Any Goal

Dumb Little Man

You are frustrated! You passionately desire to move from where you are to that grand goal you have set for yourself. The only problem is that you seems to fall short of reaching your goal every single time. The passion just seem to die off over time. You are perplexed! What happened?

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