Top Reasons A Staffing Agency Can Boost Your Career

Small Business CEO

A Temp Or Staffing Agency Can Simplify Your Job Search. If you are tired of endless online job searches that do not seem to match you with a great job in your chosen career, you may want to consider using a temp or staffing agency.… … Human Resources career staffing agency

5 Strategies for Growing Your Insurance Agency

Small Business CEO

Owning and operating your own business is challenging, and running an insurance agency is no exception. Whatever type of insurance your agency specializes in, it is important to work to continuously grow your client base and profits.

6 Productivity Tips for Graphic Design Agencies

Small Business CEO

Running a graphic design agency is a lot of work, especially if you have several designers working under you. There are several things you can do, whether you’re a small or large graphic design agency , to encourage your designers to maximize their time.

How To Deal With A Debt Collection Agency?

Small Business CEO

If you’ve been recently contacted by a debt collection agency for the first time, you may worry that this can happen again anytime in upcoming days. In recent times, ignoring creditors’ phone calls and failing their continuous attempts of setting the debts has become a massive issue.

A venue finding agency is an assistant’s best friend!

Practically Perfect PA

That is why I believe assistants should work with a venue finding agency because it is one aspect of the task that we can easily outsource to an expert – a good venue finding agency truly is an assistant’s best friend! A venue finding agency will cost you nothing!

How do YOU handle being slammed at work?

ProAssisting Blog

We got big news as an ad agency recently: We’re merging with another shop. Our North American agency of under 1000 employees is merging with a world wide agency with over 8000 employees. Home Blog About Us Who we are About the Program Program Specifics Execs, HR Depts.

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The Bribery Act – what do assistants need to know?

Practically Perfect PA

According to the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) there are three types of bribery, they are: Active Bribery – whereby you offer, promise, give or reward someone for doing their day-to-day job improperly.

10 Tips for Protecting Personal Data While Travelling

Ian's Messy Desk

Technology central intelligence agency computer network security computer security crimes ethics identity identity theft laptop personal identification personally identifiable information privacy Security TheftImage via Wikipedia. Thanks to technology, work is not confined to the office.

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Ask the Admin: Using a Travel Agency

Administrative Arts

I will need a step by step guide or a travel agency that will assist me. Will any of the travel agencies assist me in making travel arrangements. First of all, yes, most travel agencies and agents charge fees. Some companies actually have contracts with particular travel agencies, so be sure to check with other admins in your company before you start making travel arrangements. Similar Posts: Ask the Admin: Using a Travel Agency.

The Need for More and Better Future of Work Data

Small Business Labs

There's long been a need for our government agencies to collect more timely and better data on the the forces impacting jobs and work.   We're glad that government agencies are catching up.

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The Rise of Internet Middlemen

Small Business Labs

  Research by the London School of Economics finds that a new type of market intermediary, which they call agencies, are responsible for a stunning 27% of all workers hired at least once on Upwork. 

Yes, Celebrity Dogs, Cats and Even Hedgehogs Have Agents

Small Business Labs

The Dog Agency is a talent management company focusing exclusively on animal influencers. By It is called the Dog Agency, though its 80-creature stable also includes a hedgehog, a pig and a pair of finger monkees with over a million followers.

Very Small Companies Create a Lot of Jobs

Small Business Labs

This is common in small business research because of the way government agencies collect and classify small business data.  Over the past three decades companies less than 1 year old with 1 to 4 employees have averaged creating more than 1 million jobs per year. 

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Benefits of using a Factoring Broker

The Small Business Blog

When looking for a property, you should ideally consult a property agency in order to secure the right property based on your requirements and resources. Factoring brokers are like the agency that aim to find the right financing solution to your business’ need. The same scenario applies to factoring. What is Factoring? How can it…

5 Ways To Find New Leads For Your Business

Dumb Little Man

As someone who is in the business of bringing new leads to digital marketing agencies, here are five methods you should use to find new leads. 2015 is here and if you are a business owner, one of your new year resolutions ought to be taking your business to greater heights.

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9 Stats About Small Business Digital Marketing in 2017

Dumb Little Man

In order to help small business digital marketing agencies and SEO professionals effectively forecast this year’s online marketing trends, white label SEO company HubShout conducted a survey which collected data on the digital marketing investments of small- to mid-size agencies. Before exploring the findings, however, it is important to note the range in size and revenue of the agencies represented in the survey: Size. Of the agencies surveyed, 35.7%

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Eight reasons why assistants should use a travel management company

Practically Perfect PA

The travel agency will have a profile on each of your managers and colleagues so they automatically know their preferences when it comes to travel which will mean you don’t have to repeat the same details to the airline, the hotel, the car hire company etc.

Women-Owned Small Business Opportunities in Federal Contracting

The Solopreneur Life

In addition, each Federal agency negotiates annual small-business goals with the SBA that presents, for that agency, the maximum practicable opportunity for small businesses. However an individual agency may have a higher or lower objective, based on their mission.

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Independents Happier, Healthier Working on Their Own

Small Business Labs

The other, Do Entrepreneurial Women Have it All , has my favorite quote of the week: “I love being a freelancer,” says Travis, who previously worked in a foster care agency. MBO Partners released a preview of their 5th annual State of Independence study.

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With Hackers and Big Brother Watching Here's How to Keep Your Personal Information Private

Dumb Little Man

Does the recent news of the NSA and other government agencies tracking your information have you worried? We’ve heard that the National Security Agency, or NSA, has been snooping into data of U.S.

How to hire a business translator for your boss

Practically Perfect PA

Agencies vs. private translators. But for more sporadic translation jobs into languages that might vary, you’re almost always better off using an agency. A good PA possesses a range of skills and competencies. But as much as we would like to, we can’t rise to all demands of the job.

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The London Times on the Future of Work

Small Business Labs

The London Times has an interesting special section on the future of work that was developed by the marketing content agency Ranconteur.    The report covers a lot of ground. Everything from automation to physiological testing is discussed. 

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The keywords to help you land your next PA role

Practically Perfect PA

Firstly, you will probably have to apply to an agency first, through an online application. If you are anything like me, the new year brings a lot of soul searching and a nostalgic look back at the 12 months past.

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Solutions to Travel Planning Problems

Office Dynamics

My company has a corporate travel agency, how do I use TRAVO? Flight / Hotel availability is real time so you should be able to book on any internal corporate booking site or travel agency for the exact same selections. For an assistant, travel planning can be a nightmare!

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Building customer loyalty for small businesses

The Small Business Blog

Alternatively, you could hold an open day, with free food and drinks, if you manage a design or marketing agency, for instance. Building customer loyalty is an important process for a small business.

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The Federal Reserve Recognizes the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Recognition by the Fed that he gig economy is real and growing will push other agencies and policy makers to also see this.

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Word of Mouth is How Freelancers Find Jobs

Small Business Labs

Via agencies and brokers came in 2nd with 17% and former employers came in 3rd with 9%. It's not surprising that independent workers (freelancers, temps, self-employed, etc.) rely on word of mouth/referrals for getting business.

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Solution for Major Travel Planning Pain Points

Office Dynamics

60% use a corporate travel agency like Concur, 20% use an online travel agency like Expedia, and 17% book directly through the airlines and hotels. Currently, admins are searching for flights on each individual carrier’s website as well as on online travel agencies. Travel planning is infamous for being a huge time, patience, and sanity suck for administrative professionals.

How to Turn Your Sales Copy From a Frog Into a Prince

The Solopreneur Life

O ne of the most respected copywriters of the past 40 years, Gary Bencivenga, was part-owner of a New York advertising agency in the 1970s. Why would a fledgling agency risk everything on its first throw of the dice?

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The Growing Importance of Talent Agents

Small Business Labs

Most people think of talent agents and talent agencies only work with movie and sports stars.  Examples include:  - Temporary Agencies such as Manpower and Kelly Services.    Both specialty staffing agencies and the big players are increasingly placing higher value employees - including C-level executives - with their clients. 

The Expanding High Skill Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Key quote from Crain's: But as the industry has grown more competitive, with staffing agencies jostling for clients, contractors are worried about wage stagnation and amassing enough hours to pay the bills, which often include ​ law school debt. While

4 Simple SEO Tips for Physical Businesses

Small Business CEO

However, if you’re a business that deals only with physical customers – such as a law firm, dental office, real estate agency, or medical clinic – it’s important to use tactics that work on a local level.

5 Signs That It’s Time to Hire a Marketing Professional

Small Business CEO

… Marketing hiring marketing agency marketing professionalsAs a business becomes more established, it’s not unusual for it to acquire new staff as time goes on.

Employer adds yoga, dance and fun to retain workers

On The Job

And that''s not uncommon at the agency that has clients such as Hasbro. Often the little things can make a difference in how an employee feels about a workplace. Maybe the boss ensures that you get your favorite color of nail polish at holiday time. Maybe you can bring your dog to work.

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The future of recruitment for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

I am now an entrepreneur, and run Sidekicks, an ethical secretarial recruitment agency based in London’s West End. At the recent Assist Conference we held a great panel session about the future of the assistant role.

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3 More Examples of Misplaced Modifiers

Daily Writing Tips

The agency should work to protect both the environment and enable a growing economy.

Using LinkedIn effectively

Practically Perfect PA

Be proactive if there is someone in a group or a particular recruitment agency that would be useful to network with then do connect with them. An excellent recruitment agency or a brilliant colleague. LinkedIn is the Facebook of the business world.

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A day in the life: Danielle Howes, Linley

Practically Perfect PA

Prior to this I worked for a large International Marketing Agency organising events and promotions for one of the UKs biggest retailers.

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Three of Our Favorite Trend Sources

Small Business Labs

    JWT Intelligence :  JWT is a large marketing communications agency (what used to be called an ad agency) serving many of the world's biggest consumer brands.  Our job is tracking and forecasting small business trends. As part of this task, we keep up with a lot of trends which at first glance don't seem directly related to small business.    We do this for two reasons. 

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How To Get Out Of A Career Rut

Dumb Little Man

I, for example, worked at an advertising agency in a big city. Once I moved to a smaller agency with young and motivated co-workers, I started enjoying my job. Career ruts are anything but pleasant. Unfortunately, they are all too common. Many professionals have felt unhappy and unfulfilled at work. I once felt this way, too. The good news is that you don’t have to stay in that rut forever. Like I did, you can make changes that can get you out of your funk.

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