7 Signs You Need to Hire A Plumber ASAP

Dumb Little Man

The post 7 Signs You Need to Hire A Plumber ASAP appeared first on Dumb Little Man. A house is like a working factory. It may not resemble one but if you look closely you can relate to it. There are so many systems working together to keep it a functional house.

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8 Reasons To Set Up An Active Workstation ASAP

Dumb Little Man

The post 8 Reasons To Set Up An Active Workstation ASAP appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Have you heard the buzz about active workstations? Active workstations allow you to be less sedentary while you work. Its features may include using an adjustable desk to alternate between sitting and standing all day, using a laptop while walking slowly on a treadmill or even using a balance ball or stool instead of a chair. This is probably just some fad, right?

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Top Security Ideas for Businesses You Need to Implement ASAP

Dumb Little Man

The post Top Security Ideas for Businesses You Need to Implement ASAP appeared first on Dumb Little Man. A thief walks through an unlocked door and manages to steal valuable property – money, fixtures and intellectual property. A security guard, working a double shift, falls asleep and fails to prevent a violent crime on the premises. An office employee wanders into the wrong area of the building and suffers an injury due to lack of proper safety clothing or equipment.

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Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

ASAP offers the PACE certification [link] (Shared by Karen). ASAP PACE. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Professional Image Self Development Workplace Tools ASAP assistant certificate programs assistant certification assistant continued learning programs certified college curriculum based designation IAAP lifelong learning PACE

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We live in an Acronym Happy World.

Laughing all the Way to Work

And who bothers writing out the words e-mail, TV, ASAP or FYI when everyone will know what you mean anyway? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.© © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 7 September, 2009 We live in an Acronym Happy World.

2009 100

Quick Tip: First thing to do to fix office equipment

ProAssisting Blog

For me, I’m usually under the gun with my hair on fire because I need to get this work done ASAP before my boss heads out the door for their business trip… and my computer freezes or the printer stops working or my fax machine won’t send. Home Blog About Us Who we are About the Program Program Specifics Execs, HR Depts.

5 Reasons You’re Losing Clients to the Competition

Tips From T. Marie

You hang up giddy with excitement, positive that they’ll be returning that signed contract ASAP. Categories: Business Tips. Marketing Your Biz Admit it. It’s happened to you. It’s happened to all of us. You’ve invested time and effort wooing a potential new client, pulling out all the stops to impress them during your phone consultation. Except all you hear […] ( Read more. ). Business Tips Marketing Your Biz

2014 119

4 Ways To Spend Time With Yourself And Get Away From The World

Dumb Little Man

People tend to read articles with many points so that they can continuously discover what’s wrong with them and change it ASAP. To begin with, there are only 4 points. Those sessions ultimately waste the rest of the day, and pretty much the next few too. So here are 4 basic and simple ‘must adopt’ points that will help you feel more cozy around yourself. Write a journal. Because you can write your heart out and no one gets to know how you are feeling.

2014 217

Cloud Invoicing & Billing Software Benefits

The Small Business Blog

I think getting your billing right and doing it ASAP is essential for small business, to maintain the best possible cash-flow for the business. My team at WinWeb has produced another great info-graphic about the benefits of online, cloud-based invoicing and billing software. If you click on the image it will open up in a…

2011 153

Cash Flow Management Tips to Improve Your Business

Dumb Little Man

Focus on collecting receivables ASAP. Extend payables ASAP. Cash flow management is simply a process of tracking the amount of money coming in and the amount of money going out. It helps you determine the amount of money that will be available to your business in the future. There is no business that can survive without proper cash flow management. It is an essential part of financial analysis and is an integral part of any business.

2020 192

What Assets Really Matter When Hiring Security Guards?

Dumb Little Man

See Also: Top Security Ideas for Businesses You Need to Implement ASAP. Imagine you have begun the process of hiring security guards for your business. What comes to mind when you think of the traits, both physical and mental, that should be present in the person you wish to hire? Do you instantly picture a big, burly male whose mere presence will intimidate any perpetrator (and possibly your customers)?

2019 183

Useful Text Marketing Features for E-Commerce Business

Dumb Little Man

If you’re still not using it, check out these benefits of SMS marketing that might just convince you to give it a try ASAP. The growth of internet and social media has led many marketers to focus more on these channels for marketing. The fact is that text marketing is much more powerful than other marketing channels in terms of reaching out to customers. The list of benefits of SMS marketing is actually impressive. It’s effective in reaching out to customers of an online store.

2019 173

Can You Save a Flooded Carpet

Dumb Little Man

Get Rid of the Water – ASAP. Carpets are a great way to give your home that warm and inviting feeling all year round. They are soft on your feet, they’re comfortable to sit on, and they do a great job of absorbing sounds and echoes, too. However, even amongst all their cozy qualities, there is one drawback — they’re pretty tough to keep clean, especially when compared to wooden or laminate flooring.

2020 186

Rainmaker Landing Pages Can’t Be Customized With CSS

The Solopreneur Life

Note to Rainmaker developers: please make this feature Priority #1, ASAP. I f you read my Rainmaker post from yesterday , you know that I have made the switch to the Rainmaker platform. Here’s an addendum to that post: landing pages in Rainmaker can’t be styled. I made that discovery last night while building a landing page, and I’m still seeing red. My butt-ugly, noncustom landing page.

2014 117

Saving Tips for Millennials: How to Create a Personal Financial Plan for the Future

Dumb Little Man

You should try to set aside 15% of your net income for retirement — and you should start saving ASAP to create good Millennial financial habits. For Millennials, financial obligations are more overwhelming than they were for both Generation X and Baby Boomers before them.

2020 192

Do You Want Free PR for Your New Product or Service?

The Solopreneur Life

Guest slots are very limited, so let me know ASAP.). D o you have an upcoming or planned product launch? Are you introducing a new service? Is your product or service a good fit for solopreneurs? If so, I want to know! I want to support your success, and The Solopreneur Life community wants to stay informed. Send me your info and I will announce your launch here at TheSolopreneurLife.com and I will post your info for no charge at SolopreneurLifeAds.com.

2011 147

10 do’s and don’t for managing your boss’s task list

Practically Perfect PA

This will help your Executive plan their day, especially if they have a few urgent tasks that need to be completed asap. In this post I am assuming your Executive has a task list that they use every day to get through their work! Hopefully this task list is available for you to access on a daily basis and you have the rights to edit and update the list. Ideally the list should be on the same email system that you use to manage their inbox and schedule (Microsoft Outlook for example).

2015 206

At Whose Earliest Convenience?

Daily Writing Tips

I don’t know if it’s just my reaction, but to me, writing out the words “as soon as possible” seems more polite than using the common acronym/initialism ASAP. Note: Some people pronunce ASAP as a word, but others name the letters one by one. Fred, I need the revised brochure, ASAP! Thanks to one of our readers for this: I called a local city council member, and the assistant’s voice message said, “I am sorry I cannot take your call.

2013 86

Get Organized with a Business Binder

Jen Lawrence

I’ll send the new pages to you ASAP, no extra charge! One of my biggest frustrations as a business owner is the sheer amount of information I have to maintain. Even being small, I still have to keep track of business licenses, client contracts, EIN documentation, web logins… the list can go on and on. Even with my organizational skills, I reached a breaking point. My contracts were stored electronically, but one glitch and it could all be gone.

2019 40

Getting Things Done

Office Dynamics

Do not accept the “a.s.a.p.” Getting things done in the workplace is one of my favorite topics to speak on and write about. I have been passionate about this topic for 28 years. Administrative assistants continue to struggle with how to keep up with all the demands placed upon them in a time-compressed world and yet maintain quality. I will share with you some of my favorite tips. And you can get more tips on this subject by going to Office Dynamics YouTube Channel.

2019 149

Two New Offerings From TheSolopreneurLife.com

The Solopreneur Life

You hate your day job, and you need to get out ASAP! I want to let you know about two new offerings from TheSolopreneurLife.com. The first is The Solopreneur Emergency Turnaround Program. This program is for you if: 1. You’re in a really bad spot financially and need to turn things around quickly. Your business growth has stalled. Why a turnaround program? I’ve been doing a LOT of consulting lately for solo businesses that need to make big things happen in a hurry.

2013 109

Does Office Design Really Affect Productivity?

Productivity Bits

Break Rooms Breaks during office hours are important factors in increasing productivity and boosting morale, since they provide employees the chance to exchange ideas, rest after an ASAP task is complete, or gather their focus and brainstorm ways to achieve their next challenge. As an active employee, you spend a significant part of your day at the office.

2016 179

10 Holiday Scams and How to Avoid Them

Dumb Little Man

If you encounter any of them, review your financial statements, dispute any unrecognized charges, and report any identity theft you find ASAP. The holidays are such a joyful time. People are more giving, family and friends are throwing parties, and everyone is merry. But it’s also a time when people are more distracted — and criminals are ready to take advantage. Here are 10 ways you can detect and avoid holiday scams. Holiday Phishing.

2018 183

Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit Hub

Practically Perfect PA

We are crowdfunding for the summit so we need your support and your pledges ASAP and certainly before the 1 st June to make this amazing event happen! Today, I thought I would give you guys a quick update on our crowdfunding project and tell you a little more about the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit Hub. The Virtual Summit is an online event for Personal Assistants which will take place on Friday 20 th October.

2017 120

7 Reasons to Head Over to Seoul Right Now

Dumb Little Man

Make South Korea’s Seoul your travel destination ASAP. You might have heard the saying: Go to Seoul to refresh your soul. It is one of those emerging tourist spots where the new meets the old. If you haven’t visited this South Korean capital as of yet, then you should totally do it at least once in your lifetime. Why visit Seoul? Here are 7 great reasons why Seoul should be on your must-travel list. Exciting Nightlife. The Seoul scene does not die with the sun.

2018 186

The Most Common Distractions At Work and How To Manage Them

Dumb Little Man

These calculations can be backed up by research claiming that questions from colleagues, walk-ups, or ASAP tasks can take up even 5 hours of your working day. “Hey, do you have a minute?”. This is a question you usually hear before your concentration on a task leaves the building. In a time when there are a lot of things trying to catch our attention, we need to have the strength and motivation to not lose our concentration several times per hour.

2019 140

Coping With Conflicting Priorities

Office Dynamics

Ask for specific deadlines – not a.s.a.p. What can you do when everything that is added to your “to-do” list is a Hot, Hot, Hot – Urgent – A1 priority? Take a step back and assess the situation. Next follow these steps to keep your priorities in perspective. Clarify early in the day what is the most important priority. Make deadlines public information. Start and maintain a status report. Make your own decision and stand by it.

2010 100

Coping With Conflicting Priorities

Office Dynamics

Ask for specific deadlines – not a.s.a.p. What can you do when everything that is added to your “to-do” list is a Hot, Hot, Hot – Urgent – A1 priority? Take a step back and assess the situation. Next follow these steps to keep your priorities in perspective. Clarify early in the day what is the most important priority. Make deadlines public information. Start and maintain a status report. Make your own decision and stand by it.

2010 100

The Good, Better, Best of Professional Development for Admins

Jen Lawrence

American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP). ASAP Administrative Professionals Conference. A few years ago, I interviewed to be the executive assistant to the CEO of a biomedical company. The day had gone pretty much as you would imagine – being shuffled between conference rooms and offices meeting various team members, answering carefully planned questions, hearing all about how great the company was to work for.

2018 40

How To Avoid A Content Crisis When Your Deadline Is Looming

Dumb Little Man

You cannot force yourself to write the content ASAP, but you can inspire yourself to do so. When you think about the tools you need to write that piece ASAP, it may occur to you that you only need a computer and a notebook. Have you ever found yourself in front of your computer just staring at your screen? Worse, your calendar is showing a looming deadline. It could be for a project or proposal at school, or it may be for a business brief or marketing plan at work.

2017 157

Reasons Why A Mold Inspection Is Crucial Before Buying A House

Dumb Little Man

This can be a hassle, especially if you plan on moving in asap. Buying a house is no easy decision to make. You need to worry about lots of things. First, you need to think about how to finance the purchase. Then, you’ll need to look for a house that fits your needs, your lifestyle as well as your budget. One of the most challenging tasks would be to make sure you get the most out of your investment. Because, let’s be honest – buying a house is nowhere cheap.

2019 179

Travel Planning for Others – Putting Yourself in Your Traveler’s Shoes

Practically Perfect PA

If you’re interested and getting qualified, take the 5 minute survey below and we’ll get back to you ASAP! Every admin wears many hats: office manager, personal assistant, life coach, travel planner. And each hat requires a different set of skills and a different set of tools. Every time your manager is heading out of town, it’s time for you to don your travel planner hat, slip into your traveler’s shoes, and equip yourself with your suite of travel planning tools.

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How can you help your Executive with travel delays?

Practically Perfect PA

You may be able to book them on or get your Travel Management Company to switch the booking asap. Picture the scene. You’ve planned your Executive’s business trip to a tee. It is perfect. The itinerary is flawless, the hotels are top notch, the ground transport has been planned to whizz your Exec around the city. You are confident your Executive will be able to cope with all of the business trip details while you are sitting at your desk in your office.

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12 Simple Ways To Make Your Work Life Easier

Dumb Little Man

Business leaders are constantly bombarded with tons of tasks that need to be done ASAP and you might be completely overwhelmed with them in the end. For many people, work is a miserable experience because it involves doing many difficult and even boring things that become routine with time. For example, a typical business owner wakes up at 7 am, goes to the office at 8 am, works until 6 pm, goes home, eats dinner, and continues to solve business problems that accumulated during the day.

2016 214

Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit Hub

Practically Perfect PA

We are crowdfunding for the summit so we need your support and your pledges ASAP and certainly before the 1 st June to make this amazing event happen! Today, I thought I would give you guys a quick update on our crowdfunding project and tell you a little more about the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit Hub. The Virtual Summit is an online event for Personal Assistants which will take place on Friday 20 th October.

2017 100

Do you want to speak at Assist Travel 2016?

Practically Perfect PA

I will get back in touch with you asap. So a few weeks ago I told you guys that we are organising Assist Travel again this year. The programme looks particularly awesome (I know I’m biased but it does!), you can check it out here. We have two key sessions that require speakers who are assistants. The session is called Proactive PAs: Business Travel Case studies and Panel Session and the second session is called Top 5 business destinations uncovered.

2016 116

How to Not Get Blamed for A Car Accident That Isn’t Your Fault

Dumb Little Man

Corral any witnesses ASAP. SMASH! A sound nobody wants to hear while backing out of a parking space — it’s exactly what met my ears as an SUV met the rear passenger side of my car. Though I’d barely been moving, the impact’s volume and force meant this was much more than a fender bender. Unhinged but unhurt, I got out to find a very upset and very remorseful fellow driver. “It It was all my fault,” she said. “I I was in a hurry and didn’t see you.”

2019 149

Working with the executive team

Practically Perfect PA

If you are in the middle of an urgent task or you are doing something for your actual boss when another Director asks you to do something let them know you will come back to them asap. As assistants most of us will interact with our organisation’s Executive team on a daily if not hourly basis. Your manager may well be part of the Executive team.

2014 181

Email That Works: Best Practices for Truly Busy People

Office Dynamics

That way, they’ll know if they need to read or act upon the message ASAP. How would you describe your e-mail situation lately? Are you getting so much that it’s sometimes impossible to manage it properly and still be productive? Do you worry you’ll hit the “send” button too soon, and deliver a message before its ready? Take heart….You’re You’re not alone! E-mail technology has been great – but it has also wreaked havoc on the way we communicate.

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7 Tips for Administrative and Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

Making a list simply allows you to organize your thoughts and decide what tasks need to get done ASAP versus those that can wait until the end of the day. Being an Administrative or Executive Assistant is not always a walk in the park. There is always a fire to be put out, there is the juggling of 9,000 different tasks, and sometimes you are an assistant to more than one executive or manager. Simply put, not everyone can handle the position of Administrative or Executive Assistant.

2018 203

Roofing Inspection Checklist for Homeowners

Dumb Little Man

Anything less than a solid, seamless shingle should be considered cracked or damaged and should be replaced asap. Performing preventative maintenance on your roof can make your life a lot easier. Many of today’s repair orders could have easily been avoided by a simple roof inspection by the homeowner. However, some people aren’t comfortable climbing a ladder and standing on top of a roofing system.

2017 158

The Assist Conference: So much to do so little time!

Practically Perfect PA

The early bird discount rate will finish on the 30th November so do book your place asap. I have the Assist Conference up and running and I can not begin to tell you the amount of lists I have produced to help me keep on top of all of the details. It is great to be back organising events again and I must say it is even more special that it is my first Practically Perfect PA event! Over the last few weeks we have added some more amazing speakers.

2014 151

Open Loops 4/26/2013: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

From Seth Godin’s “Urgent, please read asap” This is an awesome tip when you are handling multiple email addresses. Fridays are open loop days at SimpleProductivity blog. This is something I have needed to do frequently – use a funnel. But sometimes the funnel I have won’t work because of the size of thing I am transferring, or sometimes I don’t want to use a food-grade funnel for a non-food item.

2013 135