Upwork's 2017 Freelancing in America Study

Small Business Labs

Upwork and the Freelancers Union released their 2017 Freelancing in America study last week. The key finding is the estimated number of freelancers continued to grow in 2017, reaching 57.3 million in 2017.  million in 2017 from 19.1

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The Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

The theme for Assist 2017 is ‘The Assistant Tool Kit’ What is the Assistant tool kit? Every assistant has their own unique tool kit and during Assist 2017 we will show you how you can take yours to the next level. Assist 2017 is not just for UK based assistants!

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Win a free place at the Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

Assist Conference 2017. The post Win a free place at the Assist Conference 2017 appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. We have a very special giveaway for Practically Perfect PA readers this month. We are offering one lucky reader the chance to attend the Assist Conference for free.

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A review of the Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

The post A review of the Assist Conference 2017 appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Last Friday we held our third Assist Conference at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London.

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How to Increase Your Instagram Followers in 2017

Dumb Little Man

In 2017, this is the simplest way to increase Instagram followers. So, this was my take on the five practical tips to increase Instagram followers in 2017. The post How to Increase Your Instagram Followers in 2017 appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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Administrative Professionals Day 2017 Blog-A-Thon Celebration

Office Dynamics

This is the time of year the administrative profession gets a lot of attention with the last week of April traditionally being Administrative Professionals Week and this year (2017) Administrative Professionals Day is Wednesday, April 26, 2017. You must register for Building A Star Partnership One-Day Workshop by April 10, 2017. The post Administrative Professionals Day 2017 Blog-A-Thon Celebration appeared first on Office Dynamics.

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A business case for the Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

Assist Conference 2017. The post A business case for the Assist Conference 2017 appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Next year’s Assist Conference kicks off on Friday 24th February in London and I am just putting the final touches to the programme.

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Career Lessons Learned from the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Eat Your Career

This is what I learned about career success from my 2017 solar eclipse experience. The post Career Lessons Learned from the 2017 Solar Eclipse appeared first on Eat Your Career.

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Goal Setting & Branding for 2017

Office Dynamics

This video will help prepare you for 2017 and it can’t help but put you in the holiday spirit, too. Watch the webinar replay, Goal Setting and Branding for 2017. The post 12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Goal Setting & Branding for 2017 appeared first on Office Dynamics.

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Evergreen Content Marketing Strategies That Still Work in 2017

Small Business CEO

A lot of posts online define evergreen content marketing, but they don’t really offer any real strategies to use. Evergreen marketing at its core simply means using strategies that won’t go stale quickly.

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6 Best Valentine’s Gifts For Her This 2017

Dumb Little Man

The post 6 Best Valentine’s Gifts For Her This 2017 appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Valentine’s day is just around the corner and if you are a man who hasn’t figured out the best Valentine’s gift for her yet, now is probably the right time to narrow down your choices.

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Gartner's Top Trends for 2017

Small Business Labs

  Gartner, the large technology analyst firm, has already released multiple 2017 trends lists.    Below is their list of the top technology trends for 2017. Gartner also released a 2017 Top 10 Strategic Predictions list. It's that time of year again.

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3 Proven Growth Strategies for Law Firms in 2017

Small Business CEO

Software is an integral part of a law firm’s marketing campaign, and there’s a lot new and established firms can do in 2017 to expand their reach, bring in new clients and make more money. Law firms need to stay at the forefront of marketing to expand and grow.

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20 Best Productivity Apps and Programs for 2017

Dumb Little Man

The post 20 Best Productivity Apps and Programs for 2017 appeared first on Dumb Little Man. So you want to level up your earning potential, move towards work that’s more fulfilling, and do more with less effort. That’s awesome.

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Have you missed the content from June 2017?

Practically Perfect PA

Have you missed the content from June 2017? June’s blog posts: JUNE 28, 2017 Business Travel Safety in a Volatile World. JUNE 23, 2017 Technology of the week: Join.me. JUNE 21, 2017 New speakers for the Virtual Summit. JUNE 9, 2017 Technology of the week: Feedly.

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2017 Top 10 Pet Product Trends

Small Business Labs

Package Facts recently released their list of 10 Pet Product Trends to Watch in 2017.    Key quote from their press release: From leather collars to fur-lined carriers and orthopedic bedding, there's no shortage of innovative and human-inspired products trending in the U.S.

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PWC's 2017 Sharing Economy Predictions

Small Business Labs

According to the accounting and consulting giant PWC, 2017 will be another high growth year for the sharing economy.   This is just one of 10 sharing economy predictions they released last week in their article Find out what's next for the sharing economy in our 2017 predictions.

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BCG, Sodexo and Mercer on 2017 Global Trends

Small Business Labs

These three large and influential firms all recently released 2017 global trends reports.    Because of this, their report - The 2017 Global Workplace Trends Report  - focuses on workplace trends. 

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9 Stats About Small Business Digital Marketing in 2017

Dumb Little Man

This report details the online marketing data for 2017 and compares it to the data taken from HubShout’s 2016, 2015, and 2014 surveys. When asked to predict how their clients’ budgets will change in 2017, 63% of respondents replied that they expected online marketing expenditure to increase. See Also: The 5 Internet Marketing Trends That Will Dominate in 2017. What’s in store for 2017? The 2017 Outlook.

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Creative Small Business Ideas For 2017

Small Business CEO

Here is a quick look into a few stellar small business ideas for 2017.… Entrepreneurs decide to set out on their own in the world for many different reasons.

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7 Smart Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Develop Their Own Mobile Apps This 2017

Dumb Little Man

The post 7 Smart Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Develop Their Own Mobile Apps This 2017 appeared first on Dumb Little Man. You won’t believe how much a mobile app can change your small business. Over the years, more and more people are getting hooked on mobile purchases.

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Top 10 Best Mobile Accessories To Carry With You 2017

Dumb Little Man

The post Top 10 Best Mobile Accessories To Carry With You 2017 appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Whether you are frequently outdoors for business or you simply like traveling, bringing some essential gadgets with you can help ensure not only your comfort but safety, too. However, with so many items to choose from, picking out the most important ones can be tricky. You can end up spending a lot of hours just packing your things.

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My 3 Words For 2017

Productivityist

So My Three Words for 2017 are Redesign, Rebuild, and Reclaim. The funny thing about My Three Words for 2017 is that they embody one of the words I use to define personal productivity: Intention. The post My 3 Words For 2017 appeared first on Productivityist. Over the past few years, I’ve followed a practice shared with me by my friend Chris Brogan. Every year I choose three words that I use as a waypoint for my year.

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The Rise of the Long Term, Off-Balance Sheet Worker

Small Business Labs

Off-balance sheet worker is the term Deloitte uses for contingent workers, such as freelancers, independent contractors and other non-employees.    They describe this in their recent article Forces of Change: The Future of Work.

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The ultimate CV template for PAs

Practically Perfect PA

The other day I was looking at the roles for PAs in London and I must say there are loads of exciting opportunities out there for Assistants. I was really impressed with the array of roles and the different skills and qualities needed.

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2017 Rural and Small Town Trends (and Webinar)

Small Business Labs

Tomorrow Becky McCray  is hosting a webinar of 2017 rural and small town trends.    Becky is the founder and publisher of the rural small business site Small Biz Survival.

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10 websites every PA should read for career development

Practically Perfect PA

Today I am sharing the love by showing you guys 10 websites every PA should read for career development. I follow these websites and they all have brilliant content for PAs, women in business and career advice in general. Do check them out!

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5 Ways People Dislike Your Emails (And Possibly You)

Practically Perfect PA

Jennifer will be speaking at the Virtual Summit 2017. An interesting bit of research came to my attention recently, courtesy of the BBC website.

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

Small Business Labs

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

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How to Cut Your Workload in 2017

On The Job

What are some ways you plan to improve your work/life balance in 2017 Most of us take time off around the holidays, and it's a good time to reflect about what we do -- and do not -- want to do in the coming new year. Be healthier? Spend more time with family and friends? Do better in our jobs?

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Coworking Industry Competition Heating Up

Small Business Labs

Also, serviced office provider Regus lost one third of their market value after announcing that their operating profit for 2017 would be “materially below market expectations”.  The coworking industry is getting more competitive. 

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10 qualities of a truly great Assistant

Practically Perfect PA

Assistants bring many, many amazing qualities to their roles. We are often described as a ‘jack of all trades’ which means we have a lot of skills and can take on lots of different tasks. Yay us! Today I thought I would have a look at the 10 qualities that make a truly great Assistant.

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Are There More Gig Walkers Than Uber Drivers?

Small Business Labs

When most people hear the term "gig economy, they think of Uber. But Uber is hardly the only gig economy company. In fact, it may not even be the largest, at least in terms of the number of independent workers using its platform.

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Study: Many Corporations Converting Traditional Jobs into Freelance Roles

Small Business Labs

According to a recent survey by the global HR services company Randstad, "More than half of global human capital leaders expect to transfer one-third of their permanent positions to contingent roles in the near future." " More than 700 global human capital leaders responded to the Randstad survey. 

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Why It's Time to Push Back Against Industry Norms

On The Job

Since he was a university student in the Netherlands, it has bothered Freek Vermeulen that newspapers are printed in the broadsheet format, which he contends is awkward and flimsy to read.

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How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work?

Practically Perfect PA

Recently, the OpenMeet team had the pleasure of participating in the annual Practically Perfect PA Assist Conference 2017 , where we ran a few workshops. What can PAs do to make sure they are getting the recognition at work that they deserve?

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10 Super-Charged Ways to Grow Your Company in 2017

Andrea Kalli

10 Great Ways to Grow Your Company in 2017. 10 Great Ways to Grow Your Company in 2017 and Beyond. If you want to ensure 2017 is your most profitable year yet, growth absolutely needs to be your top focus. Want to Know How to. Supercharge Your Business?

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The 5 questions you need to ask before you minute a meeting

Practically Perfect PA

Love it or hate it minute taking is part and parcel of the day to day role of the PA/EA for the most part. Personally, I have always found them slightly painful, but through experience and training I have made my peace with them and gotten my technique down to a fine art! Having worked […].

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Ground rules for team meetings

Practically Perfect PA

A really fundamental task for assistants is organising your department team meetings. If your organisation is anything like the businesses I used to work for I bet you organise A LOT of team meetings.

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What are The Fastest Growing Industries for 2017 and Why?

Small Business CEO

Here are three of the biggest growth industries to get into in 2017: Cosmetic procedures & plastic surgery. In a world increasingly dominated by interconnective technology, emerging industries are creating new markets and investment opportunities almost every day.

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