New ProAssisting coming in May 2018!

ProAssisting Blog

Please note that we have closed our training to new membership as we prepare to re-launch our company in May of 2018. Please come back then or enjoy our content from our blog posts below. We have been so thrilled to train so many assistants for the last 9 years and can’t wait for the next chapter. All our best, Stephanie and Ethan

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4 scheduling tools to try in 2018

Practically Perfect PA

Well, we are a few weeks into 2018 and I have seen a ton of articles, opinion pieces and social media messages about technology, specifically Artificial Intelligence, taking over the role of Assistants.

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What have we got planned for 2018?

Practically Perfect PA

Welcome to the first blog post of 2018. Well, firstly, happy New Year everyone! I hope that you all had a fantastic festive break and you were able to get some much needed R&R.

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Euromonitor's Top 10 Global Consumer Trends for 2018

Small Business Labs

Euromonitor International recently released their 2018 Top 10 Global Consumer Trends list,  which are listed in the chart below.

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U.S. Coworking Forecast: 2018 to 2022

Small Business Labs

Our U.S. coworking forecast projects continued growth for the U.S. coworking industry over the next 5 years.    Our forecast average annual growth rate for U.S. spaces over the forecast period (2017 to 2022) is, by coworking's standards, a relatively modest 9%. 

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8 Instagram Trends In 2018 You Need To Know

Dumb Little Man

As you look ahead to 2018 and begin planning your social media strategy, it is essential to monitor trends. This means that we can look forward to more improvements in 2018. In 2018, we’re likely to witness Instagram putting more of a focus on growing their business options. In 2018, social analytics tools are likely to become more detailed and valuable to marketers. In 2018, more brands will use social media influencers as a way to improve reach and engagement.

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7 Secrets To Help You Make 2018 Super Successful

Dumb Little Man

You’re going to learn seven practical tips for reaching your goals and improving your life in 2018. To achieve higher levels of success in 2018, you will also want to feed and care for your body. This is not the 2018 BCE. The post 7 Secrets To Help You Make 2018 Super Successful appeared first on Dumb Little Man. There are many ways to be successful. As we move into the new year, you are starting to think about how you can make this your most successful year ever.

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Top Mobile App Trends For 2018

Small Business CEO

With that said, here are the top mobile app trends for 2018: Android Instant Apps Are Becoming Big. It’s always important to stay up-to-date on current trends regardless of what business you are in, and the mobile app world is certainly no exception.

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5 Top Technology Trends That Will Shape 2018

Dumb Little Man

The post 5 Top Technology Trends That Will Shape 2018 appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Groundbreaking steps are happening in the technology industry all the time. In the past couple of years alone, leaps and bounds have resulted in better augmented reality, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, speech recognition, and more. This year, you can expect more tech innovations to enhance our lives. Here are the top technology trends you need to watch out for this year. Augmented Reality.

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Top Business Ideas of 2018 You Should Consider

Dumb Little Man

The predicted business trends of 2018, though all different, are based on a single and simple principle: personality. To put it plainly, the road to success in 2018 begins and ends with building character. The future ultimately remains a mystery to us, but with some smart predictions and a little dedication, we will be able to see 2018 as a great year for our personal and professional growth.

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What’s Your One Word Mantra for 2018?

Office Dynamics

For 2018, my word is “grow.” So, what is your word going to be for 2018? The post What’s Your One Word Mantra for 2018? It’s amazing the power one word can have! It was proven to me January of 2017, I decided instead of writing a bunch of goals, I would select one word to be the overarching umbrella of everything I wanted to achieve in 2017. My word was “abundance.” I scribbled this in big letters on an 8 /12 x 11 sheet of paper and then wrote words all around it.

2018 151

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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B2B Reads: Re-Engagement Emails, Storytelling, and 2018 Tips

Small Business CEO

How Content Marketing is Evolving Heading into 2018. 11 Expert Tips to Make 2018 Your Most Productive Year Ever. New Year’s Resolutions: How to Be a Better Marketer in 2018. The post B2B Reads: Re-Engagement Emails, Storytelling, and 2018 Tips appeared first on Heinz Marketing. B2B Reads Content Marketing 2018 building trust content Content marketing emails re-engagement selling Social media

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Top 5 Mobile Payment Trends that will Disrupt 2018

Small Business CEO

From using mobile wallets to buy products without a visit to the cashier — to banks making online bill payments more secure — there’s no end to the impact mobile will disrupt the way we make purchases in 2018 and beyond.

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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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Kick start your motivation

Practically Perfect PA

A few years ago I was working as an EA in a large insurance firm. I’d been there a few years, I know the job inside out, I liked my colleagues and the work was okay. I would go into work every day, do my thing and leave at 5.30pm without a backwards glance. Good […].

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Duluth's Booming Artisan Economy

Small Business Labs

Duluth's Lincoln Park neighborhood was until recently a rundown section of this lake front city in Minnesota, with many empty storefronts and buildings. But now Lincoln Park is the center of a new artisan business boom.

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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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Startup Raises $20 Million to Build an Electronics Manufacturing Plant in San Francisco

Small Business Labs

San Francisco is not a cheap place to locate a business, especially a manufacturing business. It's one of the world's most expensive real estate markets and has some of the highest labor costs in the U.S. 

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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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20 ways to impress your Executive

Practically Perfect PA

A few years ago I had a really brilliant mentor. She started working for my organisation just a few months before I started, but she had been working for my Executive for a few years and had followed her from their previous firm.

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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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Video Trends of 2018 Your Business Needs to Employ

Small Business CEO

Video marketing has gained massive steam over the last couple of years and 2018 is the year you should be using it to drive your leads and sales. It is the best way to announce business changes, business events, contests, and product releases.

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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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Assistants are their organisation’s influencers

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few weeks I have spent quite a bit of time reviewing my social media strategy for 2018 which basically means I’ve been reading a lot about how to be an influencer on all the different platforms.

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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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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.

2018 186

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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Study: Despite Uncertainty, Self-Employed Happier at Work Than Traditional Employees

Small Business Labs

A new academic study reports that the self-employed are happier and more engaged at work than traditional employees are. The reason, according to the study, is they have greater levels of autonomy than traditional employees. 

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10 Etiquette Tips for Business Text Messages

Business Writing

Texting customers, colleagues, clients, and others is mainstream business behavior. But with regular use, there can be abuse. Don’t text just because you can. Text because people want or need to hear from you, and make the messages convenient for. Courteous Writing Etiquette

2018 209

What makes the Virtual Summit different?

Practically Perfect PA

Last weekend I was reading through some posts on an Executive Assistant Facebook Group and on the EA’s had written a post about the training available for Assistants. In the post, she said that she didn’t know what training to attend because it all seemed pretty similar.

2018 142

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.

2018 191

3 Steps to Take When You No Longer Like Your Job

On The Job

Sometimes you accept a job and are really excited about it. But as you spend more time in that job, you start to lose some of that enthusiasm. Before long, you feel stuck. It can be difficult to finally admit to yourself that you're not happy with a job you thought was a good fit.

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The New Tax Law: Freelancers Win on Taxes, Lose on Healthcare

Small Business Labs

This deduction, coupled with new, lower tax rates means most freelancers should pay less in Federal taxes in 2018 than they would have under the former tax code.   Because of the complexity of the new legislation, we urge freelancers to get help with their taxes in 2018.

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Launching the Future Assistant 2018

Practically Perfect PA

I thought I would start the day by launching the Future Assistant 2018! So what can I tell you about the Future Assistant 2018? The Future Assistant will take place on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th February 2018 in London. Launching the Future Assistant 2018.

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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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Recommended Book: Unleash the Power of Storytelling

Business Writing

I expect a book on communication—which is what storytelling is—to teach me something new or remind me of truths I had better not forget. Rob Biesenbach’s Unleash the Power of Storytelling: Win Hearts, Change Minds, Get Results surpassed my expectations, Best Picks Books

2018 190

What is the Best Email Marketing Strategy for 2018?

Small Business CEO

You’ve finally done it. Made a list, checked it twice, and now you want to start sending emails to your (hopefully) loyal subscribers. Ah, life is great and your business is surely set to explode with increased sales. As they say “It’s all in the list!”

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Study Finds U.S. Has 27 Million Square Feet of Coworking Space

Small Business Labs

Yardi Matrix , a provider of real estate industry data and research, has released an interesting coworking study.    They've also written an article - Shared Space: Coworking's Rising Star - summarizing their results. 

2018 223

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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