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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7 Surprising Reasons Public Safety Is At Risk In 2018

Dumb Little Man

Moving into 2018 and the future, there are many possible new public safety risks that companies and individuals need to be aware of. Cybersecurity is becoming a hot topic moving into 2018. The post 7 Surprising Reasons Public Safety Is At Risk In 2018 appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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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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JP Morgan Chase's 2018 Online Platform Study and Rideshare Driver Earnings

Small Business Labs

The JP Morgan Chase Institute released their 2018 Online Platform Economy in 2018 study this week.

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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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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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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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How to Make Small Business Grow This 2018

Dumb Little Man

The year 2018 is unpredictable for many technocrats and entrepreneurs. While these stories are the game changers in 2018, the basics still remain: building a social media reputation using the conventional ways of engaging with the users is core to Social Media Marketing. We hope that 2018 turns out to be a fruitful year and that it generates more profit for your business. The post How to Make Small Business Grow This 2018 appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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Job Growth Slowed in 2017; Implications for the Economy in 2018

Small Business Labs

It's also looking good for 2018.  We also start 2018 with a very low unemployment rate of 4.1%. economic growth in 2018 of around 2.8% While we agree 2018 will see another of moderate economic growth, we think the economy will do a bit better than the consensus.

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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.

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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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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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Get ready for the Virtual Summit Summer 2018

Practically Perfect PA

Drum roll please… Today I am letting you all know that you can now book your place on this summer’s Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit! Hurrah!! High fives all round.

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Stuck on the Right Words for Sensitive Topics? Get AP 2018

Business Writing

If you create newsletter articles, HR policies, forms, reports, or other pieces that touch on current topics and data, you may catch yourself wondering about word choice: transgender or transgendered? Eskimo or Inuit? Survivor or victim? The latest AP Stylebook.

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Top 10 Resume Writing Tips for 2018

Daily Writing Tips

So how do you write a winning resume in 2018? Original post: Top 10 Resume Writing Tips for 2018. Writing a resume can be really tough. You know you need to convince an employer that you’re the best person for the job – but how exactly do you do that?

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The Skills to Include on a Resume -- and the Ones to Leave Out

On The Job

Fast forward to 2018 and that line could apply to the disconnect between jobseekers and employers. LiveCareer’s 2018 Skills Gap Report examined this problem from a number of different angles.

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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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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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Ford's 2018 Consumer Trends

Small Business Labs

Ford (yes, that Ford) recently released their 2018 Trends Report. Ford has been doing an annual trends report since 2013. Like prior years most of the reported trends are not new or surprising. But Ford does a great job presenting and explaining the trends. And that, we think, makes the report well worth reading for anyone interested in trends.

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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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Why Independent Work and Coworking Increase Mental and Physical Well-Being

Small Business Labs

McKinsey's  The overlooked essentials of employee well-being focuses on how companies can improve the well-being of their employees.

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Check Out what’s New with Facebook in 2018

Small Business CEO

During the 2018 Facebook F8 developers’ conference, Mark Zuckerberg and his team proudly announced plenty of innovative and fresh features that the platform would be introducing before the year ends. Facebook is undoubtedly the largest and most loved social media platform currently.

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What to expect at Friday’s Virtual Summit

Practically Perfect PA

That is Friday 19th October 2018 from 10 am – 6 pm GMT+1. The Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit is happening this Friday. If you haven’t grabbed your ticket yet, the time is now! Here are all the details. The whole event is online which means you can watch it anywhere in the world.

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Productivity Secrets Top-Level CEOs Would Rather Keep to Themselves

Dumb Little Man

See Also: 5 Top Technology Trends That Will Shape 2018. Ice freezing offices. Social media. YouTube. Fantasy football leagues. There is one thing all of them have in common – they are all primary suspects for causing your productivity at work to plummet.

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The Staffing Industry Analysts on the Gig Economy and Cloud Labor

Small Business Labs

Gig Economy - 2018 Edition report. The Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) recently released their U.S. They found that about 48 million Americans are in the gig economy, which is 31% of the workforce. They also found about 13.7 million Americans are human cloud workers. 

2018 165

5 Reasons Why Traveling Solo Is A Fast Way to Personal Development

Dumb Little Man

Might you be searching for the fastest way of improving your skills and development for eventual success? We’ve come up with five simple reasons on why you should finally take an adventure solo travel trip as quickly as you can! Do you usually feel stuck? Are you tired of your hectic, daily routine?

2018 253

The Importance of Storytelling in Marketing

Dumb Little Man

Coming back to 2018 and guess what? If you own a brand that manufactures products for a long time, there’s probably a big concern in your mind: How do I make my products relevant in today’s world? Being in the B2B market, this is one of my constant concerns as well.

2018 214

How To Crush Uncertainty And Realize Your Dreams

Dumb Little Man

You know the feeling. You have a dream or maybe a plan. You’ve been at it for quite some time now. Weeks, months or maybe years. And yet, the dream hasn’t come true yet. In fact, you feel farther from your goal than ever before. Doubtful thoughts mess with your head in an infinite loop.

2018 271

How To Protect Yourself From The Internet Of Things

Dumb Little Man

For nearly every internet user, security is a top priority. These days, it’s second nature to proceed with caution online. We are always careful to never share and reuse passwords, we log out of our accounts on shared computers, and are quick to dismiss malicious spam emails.

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How Sponsoring Goat Yoga Can Help Your Business Grow

Dumb Little Man

Nationally, corporations give more than $17 billion to nonprofits in charitable donations every year. But there are more ways to show your support to your local community than just by writing big checks.

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The Rise of the "Elite Expert Segment of the Gig Economy"

Small Business Labs

How To Be A Rock Star In The Elite Expert Segment Of The Gig Economy is an interesting white paper from The Luxury Institute, which claims to be "the world's most trusted luxury and premium goods and services consulting firm." " The Luxury Institute is an expert network firm.

2018 214

How to Avoid The Regret of Yesterday And The Fear of Tomorrow

Dumb Little Man

“We look neither ahead nor backward. We look straight into the present.”. Stay in the present, be in the now, just for today. We’ve heard those lines time and time again, but we still struggle to get hold of this life-changing concept. Why is it so hard to know how to stay in the present?

2018 265

How to Stay Strong and Extremely Resilient In Chaos

Dumb Little Man

Despite avoiding the news and mainstream influence 90% of the time, I’m still aware that the world is in a state of chaos and that people are having a hard time finding peace in chaos.

2018 261

How AI Will Make Workflow Easier for Marketers in 2019

Dumb Little Man

We’re not going to suddenly see a robot takeover in 2019. However, we will see the continued improvement and application of artificial intelligence in marketing.

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E-Waste Tips: What To Do With Old Tech Gadgets

Dumb Little Man

Have you noticed how we seem to be piling up a lot of our electronic devices at home? Some we use and some collect dust in some forgotten drawer. If you’ve always puzzled how to do some electronic spring cleaning, here are some ways that you can get rid of old gadgets. Take it to a Retail Location.

2018 178

5 Habits You Should Adopt to Become an Effective Public Speaker

Dumb Little Man

Most people want to be an effective public speaker. However, not all people are naturally gifted with skills in public speaking. That’s why if you want to be an excellent public speaker, you need to put a considerable effort to work at it.

2018 163

How to Build Your Career: 5 Simple Rules to Succeed

Dumb Little Man

In the past, if you were interested in having a successful career, you only had to do a couple of things — go to school, finish college, and get a job. And you would have that job for the rest of your life, provided that you wanted it. Nowadays, however, the job market is more brutal than ever.

2018 176

5 Reasons a Messy Desk Is Not Good For Your Productivity

Dumb Little Man

Do you feel stressed or distracted as soon as you get to work? Here’s one cause you may not have considered: not having a clean desk at work.

2018 247

6 Really Simple Strategies for Sharing Files Like a Pro

Dumb Little Man

Not so long ago, file sharing was a groundbreaking technology. However, using the cloud to share files and collaborate on projects has quickly become the cornerstone of many workflows across countless industries.

2018 160

Should You Let Your Boss Shift the Blame to You?

Office Dynamics

Question: “My boss recently shifted blame in my direction for some mistakes in a print campaign, when the problem was actually some simple miscommunication between us.

2018 172

Why Your Organization Should Invest In An HR Management System

Dumb Little Man

When your team grows, managing them turns into a major task. You’ll face a lot of challenges, from recruiting, maintaining records, and establishing organization culture. This is one good reason why businesses need to integrate an effective human resource management system.

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