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Give Your Business a Boost with Continuing Education

Tips From T. Marie

There are many careers that require continuing education. So why is it that many of us are more than willing to spend money on software, computer equipment and all the physical trappings of business, but balk at spending anything on learning? I’m saying that continuing to learn new things, new skills and being exposed to new ideas is just as important. When planning your business budget, make sure you include the cost of continuing education.

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10 Best Sites for Free and Paid Online Courses

Dumb Little Man

One of the most significant benefits of today’s advanced technologies is the access to endless learning opportunities. Just a quick search on the internet and you’ll find tons of online learning platforms available at your fingertips. They can help you learn a new skill or perfect an existing skill. Because the number of options can be a bit overwhelming, we went ahead and put together this list of the best websites for online learning. College Learning Technology

2018 170

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Some training suggestions for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Another factor is that they simply don’t have the budget for it, especially if they have staff that need expensive professional qualifications and CPD programmes. There should be some training that relates to you directly, will improve your skills or will help you learn more about the business. I was the only EA on the course but it was so helpful and didn’t cost my company a penny.

7 Ways to Boost Your Financial IQ

Dumb Little Man

Fortunately, you can always learn more about finances and give a boost to your financial IQ. All you need is a bit of effort and willingness to educate yourself properly. The more you learn the better you’ll be at handling personal and other finances. Learn how to budget.

2020 165

8 Reasons Why You Should Be Using Facebook Advertising

Dumb Little Man

Social media ads enable you to connect to a more targeted audience at lower costs and turn your followers into customers. On the bright side, you don’t need an enormous budget for Facebook Ads. With a $30 budget per day, you can reach thousands of people that meet your targeted criteria. You can spend as little as $20 budget per day for you to reach about 10,000 to 20,000 people a day.

2019 146

How to Implement a Zero Waste Business Strategy

Eco-Office Gals

Companies that reduce or eliminate this line item from their budgets put themselves in a far better position to compete, no matter their industry. Even if companies choose to focus only on the cost savings, the rest is the icing on the cake. If you’re a business leader or decision-maker interested in zero waste, learn how to develop an effective and sound strategy.

2020 151

How to Find an Affordable Engagement Ring — Without Sacrificing Quality

Dumb Little Man

And because we want the engagement ring you choose to bring a smile to your face and hers every single day, we’re sharing exactly how to get the one that’s the perfect balance of beauty and budget. Start by vetting all of your options for quality to make sure you’re getting the best quality product, no matter your engagement ring budget. They have the highest standards for grading and education. Go in knowing that different diamond shapes will cost different amounts.

2019 144

How to Get More Out of Professional Development Training: [Part 1] Getting Leadership Approval

Eat Your Career

Part 3: Leveraging Learning. In fact, I highly encourage that if your leaders are unwilling or unable to support your educational endeavors. In making the request, you show your commitment to learning and professional growth. What are the learning objectives? Learning objectives are the specific things you will be able to do once the course is complete; they are usually established by the organization delivering the training.).

2017 166

5 Tips to Convince Your Overprotective Parents to Let You Travel Alone

Dumb Little Man

It may potentially take away their focus on what’s really important in life, like education and career. However, you and I know that traveling is actually one of the best ways to learn and grow. How much do you think it is going to cost? What is your budget? After all, the only way you can learn how to manage ‘life’ on your own and thrive is if they give you the opportunity to spread your wings and face new experiences in life by yourself.

2019 207

A Detailed Guide On How To Manage Money Effectively

Dumb Little Man

Why is it important to learn how to manage your money? If you badly want to get out of debt or if you want to build a fortune and provide a better life for your family, you have to learn how to use money to your advantage instead of letting money take control over you. 10% to your educational account. Education – $300. The amount of money you’re budgeting is not important, too. Education account. This is also known as your budget.

2018 156

Investing in Graphic Design as a Key Point of Any Startup

Dumb Little Man

It’s the site that claims projects only cost $5. Will it really only cost you $5? You might be able to shave off a few bucks, but that’s what you should realistically budget before starting. 99designs is another affordable option for a low budget startup. Going the 99designs route will cost you around $300. Though you could study it for a lifetime, you can learn enough to start running pretty fast.

2019 140

The 7 Step Guide to Increasing Your Financial Peace

Dumb Little Man

Educate Yourself Perhaps not intuitively obvious, but educating yourself can do wonders for increasing your financial peace. By learning more about personal finance you will: Decrease your general fear Become more discriminating about what you hear and read Gain more confidence in your ability to handle your family’s finances Become a resource for your family and friends Live on a Budget Yes, it’s the dreaded B-word. Financial peace.

2010 219

Overqualified and Interviewing

Office Dynamics

I have applied for positions I was overqualified for and thankful for what I learned from them. Returning after a career gap due to health, caregiving, education, etc. Seeking better benefits; health, retirement, education assistance or flexible schedule. Several years ago, I found myself in a position at a company that was facing budget cuts. You could comment that the benefits and education assistance are key points that allow you take a decrease in pay.

The Vanishing Executive Assistant—NOT!

Office Dynamics

I have written 5 books for assistants, educated 300,000+ assistants, have worked with 70+ Fortune 500 companies, and coached 300+ executive/assistant teams. Executive assistants are running meetings, making hiring decisions, giving presentations, negotiating contracts, managing budgets and are considered co-leaders. I can attest, though, that this executive assistant has never stopped learning, growing, and staying fresh. The cost is about $30,000.

2020 200

Blog Hopping Tour pulls into the Loosely Speaking depot

Loosely Speaking

Where do they hang out to learn or gather information? I often recommend VAs keep up with professional development but meet with resistance, usually over cost or time. What tactics do you use to convince peers of the need to participate in educational events regularly? For many, there is a misconception that VAs can learn all they need by asking questions on forums and listservs. A huge welcome and a big hug for Sharon Williams , president of 24-Hour Secretary!

2010 100

Stephanie Hosts Jill Hively: What's for Dinner? 5 Steps to Meal.

Productive & Organized

Register Today:  What's for Dinner - 5 Steps to Meal Planning Success You Will Learn You will get insider meal planning tips from a dietitian who has planned menus for over 130,000 customers with a wide-range of tastes & preferences.  INVESTMENT :  No Cost REGISTRATION :  Register today by clicking here.   As a speaker, Jill has educated hundreds of professionals on food safety and nutrition topics.

2011 146

18 Ways to Create a Successful Business -- Do you know what you need to know?

Productive & Organized

Perhaps you thought you just needed to learn the skills to make you an expert in your field and "Voila"! To be a successful entrepreneur, you need to know about all sorts of things—like marketing, networking, budgeting, branding, social media, video, and so much more! Wouldn't it be great if you could find everything you needed to learn in ONE place? The classes come to you at no cost AND there'll be a 24 hour webcast replay in case you miss one.

2011 127

Coaching vs. Consulting vs. Training vs. Freelancing: Which One Is Best For You?

The Solopreneur Life

Value can be delivered to clients through empowering (coaching), problem-solving (consulting), educating (training), or producing (freelancing). Wanda will be given a budget, images and content, and the basic design concept. The curvatures represent the learning curve. Note that the learning curve is easiest for the freelancer, who can start using his skills now; the hardest learning curve is for the trainer. T his is a guest post written by Rob Place.

2010 219

Best Ways to Boost Morale or Motivation - Make Sure to Add Yours!

Productive & Organized

  My team was highly educated and highly skilled.    One thing I learned back then was that there was not a one-size-fits-all approach to motivating my team.  Burnout and stress are morale killers that cost USA businesses $300 Billion per year. I would say another fabulous motivator is educating myself by studying topics related to my industry. In fact "Keep learning to keep growing" is on my vision board.

2011 215

Do Bad Bosses Breed Bad Bosses?

The Office Professionals Place

The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development. Have you ever asked your supervisor to pay for a training or workshop that would enhance your professional or personal development only to get rejected saying there just wasn’t enough money in the budget?

2010 100

10 Freelancer Mistakes that Damage Your Success

Men With Pens

Some clients want the world, but they don’t have the budget for it. You always need to learn. You can either learn the free way through blogs and online tutorials or pay for courses to upgrade your skills. Check out Education Portal for a selection of writing courses, or if you’re a web developer/designer, check out the Tutsplus network and Lynda. That’ll cost you referrals and new clients.

2010 78

27 Productivity Killers: Why Nothing Ever Gets Done!

Dumb Little Man

You will incur additional costs, and you’ll have to spend time with that person to get them up to speed and communicate exactly what you want them to do. To learn more about it, here are 13 effective solutions to procrastination. By feeling grateful for the lessons that you can learn from failure, fear dissipates. Not budgeting enough time to do stuff. For example, if you budget only one hour to answer email and you spend four, it gets into your other stuff.

2011 220

On the Outside Looking In

Laughing all the Way to Work

Being a member is not only a great place for networking, but for mentoring and learning of jobs in your area. Many professional associations have monthly dinner meetings with educational speakers. You will be challenged to learn new software skills or hone the ones you have. Or because they cost too much? I rarely put education or work experience over 10 years old as anything before that is probably not relevant.

2008 100

Small Business Bootstrapping Techniques | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Planned Maintenance – Upgrade to The Cost of Borrowing Small Office Tips Finding The Best Employees For Your Small Business Do You Need Encouraging To ‘Go Green’? Q & A: What does “Fixed Costs” mean and why should they be as low as possible in a Small Business? E-Mail me or follow me.

2007 160

Six Ways to Get More Juice from Your Freelancer | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

If their price is beyond your budget, that’s okay – just tell them, then go look for someone in your price range. It might cost a bit more but it tells freelancers you believe in their great work and you believe in them. Everyone wins, and it’s a simple, zero-cost, low-effort gesture that makes all involved feel good. In special education we call it a “individual service plan&# and “task analysis&# but it is all semantics.

2010 50

Free Blog Posts | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

That’s like being able to attend a workshop given by an expert authority three times a week and learn how to improve your business without paying a penny. We want you to learn, to better your business, to succeed. But I will soak up any free knowledge and education then apply it to my freelancing so I can make more money…” Yeah. They feel no shame learning, benefiting and profiting off someone else’s unpaid labor – without ever having to dig out a penny.

2009 56

Feelings mixed about recent college hires

45 Things

The tension has grown as young workers enter a labor force where employers are closely watching costs, including those for recruitment and training. “I’ve The problem is that now employers don’t have the luxury of letting employees learn on the job.” It costs us money.” What parent wouldn't be willing to pay for a course that will keep their kid from being fired after spending thousands on their education?

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