Will the New Artisan Economy Save the Middle Class?

Small Business Labs

How Technology Wreaks the Middle Class covers the growing concern that automation and technology is replacing many middle class jobs.  Key quote: The multi-trillionfold decline in the cost of computing since the 1970s has created enormous incentives for employers to substitute increasingly cheap and capable computers for expensive labor. The good news is the article's authors see growing opportunities for a new class of middle class jobs.

2013 188

Procrastination Carries Big Costs

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Procrastination Carries Big Costs Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on April 28, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. There are big costs to procrastination. Count the cost – I focus on what procrastination is costing me.

2010 151

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World Class Deal

Office Dynamics

The World Class Assistant™ program specializes in high-end, high-results training strategically developed for career-minded professionals who want to highlight their excellence. This proven program, highly rated by WCA graduates and attendees, has been newly re-invigorated into a virtual powerhouse of learning and whoa do we have a deal for you! You may have noticed we are only offering the World Class Assistant Part 2 program once this year which makes this offer very special.

2011 116

World Class Deal

Office Dynamics

The World Class Assistant™ program specializes in high-end, high-results training strategically developed for career-minded professionals who want to highlight their excellence. This proven program, highly rated by WCA graduates and attendees, has been newly re-invigorated into a virtual powerhouse of learning and whoa do we have a deal for you! You may have noticed we are only offering the World Class Assistant Part 2 program once this year which makes this offer very special.

2011 100

Is the Declining Cost of Distance The Next Megatrend?

Small Business Labs

Bain's Spatial Economics: The Declining Cost of Distance  suggests that an array of new technologies "have pushed the cost of distance to the tipping point" - and will lead to major changes in business and society in the near future.

2016 73

The Cost of Erasing Dissent

Denise Aday

The Cost of Erasing Dissent : Excerpts below. When people meet each other, disagree, agree, argue with civility, see each other’s faces, learn to be in a public space and tolerate the presence of others, important things happen, and not necessarily or even mostly sweeping political change.

2012 56

How To Learn Something New Every Day (And Actually Do Something With It)

Productivityist

For years I kept reading blogs, listening to interviews and watching TED talks, without implementing what I’d learned. That’s why today I’ll not only show you what you can do to learn something new every day, but also how to actually do something with it. where to find new things to learn, every single day, how to consume them without going into overdrive. You’ll feel a lot better about the things you do learn, because you’re actually backing them up with actions.

2016 67

What are MOOCs and Just in Time Learning?

Small Business Labs

 A non-profit with the mission of "a free world-class education for anyone anywhere," they've produced over 3400 short instructional videos anyone can access. They   MOOCs are part of a broader the education trend towards just in time learning. This is the trend towards having the ability to learn what you want, when you want it.  An interesting article on this topic is Just in Time Education: Learning in the Global Information Age.

2012 141

Choosing Administrative Training That’s Right for You

Office Dynamics

The challenge may come when you realize there are a plethora of training programs, conferences, webinars and other learning events for administrative assistants and executive assistants. Our conference and World Class Assistant™ our very different learning events.

The Charge: Your Emotions – The Cost: Your Job

The Office Professionals Place

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 The Charge: Your Emotions – The Cost: Your Job I was reading a blog today about how a boss and an employee got into a heated argument that started in a morning meeting and then escalated into the afternoon.

2010 141

What Solopreneurs Can Learn from ING’s Failed Trademark Efforts

The Solopreneur Life

processing and transmission of bills and payments thereof” (remember, trademarks are tied to specific “classes” of goods and services). While ING no doubt has plenty of funds to risk the filing fees and attorneys’ fees involved in filing for registration and appealing a denial, for most solopreneurs the clearance and filing costs alone can be a critical investment. 10 Lessons That Solopreneurs Can Learn From AC/DC.

2011 140

What Solopreneurs Can Learn from ING’s Failed Trademark Efforts

The Solopreneur Life

processing and transmission of bills and payments thereof” (remember, trademarks are tied to specific “classes” of goods and services). While ING no doubt has plenty of funds to risk the filing fees and attorneys’ fees involved in filing for registration and appealing a denial, for most solopreneurs the clearance and filing costs alone can be a critical investment. 10 Lessons That Solopreneurs Can Learn From AC/DC.

2011 136

Tips for the Tourist in All of Us: The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel!

Office Dynamics

I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. Share Ground Transportation: Sharing a taxi or town car with other attendees from your organization may be a cost-effective alternative.

2018 190

Give Your Business a Boost with Continuing Education

Tips From T. Marie

Those in the legal or health care fields come to mind first, but teachers, real estate professionals and even beauticians are required to take classes to keep abreast of their industries and keep their certifications. There are many careers that require continuing education.

2011 151

7 Ways to Save Money while Earning a College Degree

Dumb Little Man

Is the high cost of tuition and expenses keeping you from that college degree you want? It’s no secret that the cost of higher education keeps climbing at a staggering rate as each year passes. Did you know you can rent textbooks instead of buying them for just a fraction of the cost?

2016 275

Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

We had an incredible webinar event with over 1,300 assistants registered to learn more about why, as an administrative professional, they should consider a career certification. It’s not so much about receiving a ‘certification’ as it is about what will be covered in a class or online course.

2015 247

The Pros and Cons of Getting an MBA

Dumb Little Man

The distance learning MBA program usually offers a lot of flexibility when it comes to learning at your own pace and around your own schedule. Distance learning MBA programs are especially popular, and this lets you access your coursework from anywhere at any time. MBA programs require you to take a public speaking class and present projects and ideas to your peers. In general, a lot of traditional classes focus on the country or area of the world directly around them.

2018 135

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Do Online Classes Make Sense for.

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, July 20, 2009 Do Online Classes Make Sense for Your Career? Think about your learning style.

2009 52

A Historical Analysis of Headphones

Dumb Little Man

These subscriptions cost around 5 euros per year. However, this option would be more than 6 times the cost of a 2019 Spotify subscription. During this time, you could see people roaming the streets with their headphones, taking them to class, work, the gym or even on planes.

2019 218

Continuing Education: How HR Managers Can Help

Office Dynamics

Certification is an inexpensive way to help your employees move forward and learn new skills. A talented and educated employee will utilize the skills they learn in a degree program while working for you, so offering tuition reimbursement to them is an investment in their professional growth.

2015 165

How to Co-invest In Your Future

Office Dynamics

But I also spent my own hard-earned money to learn and become the best assistant I could. However, I invested what funds I did have on learning and developing myself in my new career as a corporate trainer, business owner and speaker.

2016 172

Why Certification and a Designation are Important for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Besides the actual skills and competencies you learn through a certification program, it also demonstrates to those around you that you can set goals and achieve objectives – you can be trusted to go the distance. Learn More Here.

2019 219

What is the Difference Between an Administrative Conference and Administrative Training?

Office Dynamics

” Something to remember is that typically if you want to dig deep into administrative training content and practice the skills you are learning, you usually get that in a training course or workshop. Skill practice – some Skill practice – ample time to practice newly-learned skills.

The Value Of Accuracy

Simple Productivity Blog

It was an early morning class. We walked in to find the dreaded dragon of the beginning circuits class – the class known as a weeder class to cull out the below-average students. And he looked at us and said, “75% of you will flunk this class.”

2012 200

The 7 Biggest Mistakes That College Students Make

Dumb Little Man

It’s also a time where you can make some pretty costly mistakes and miss out on some great opportunities. Skipping Classes. If you ever attempted it, you know that skipping class in high school is a real challenge. Now, what happens when you skip class in college? You may find yourself struggling in a particular class or just unsure of where you’re headed in terms of your major. Taking Classes That Contradict With Sleep/Awake Patterns.

2018 195

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

Eat Your Career

Part 3: Leveraging Learning. In making the request, you show your commitment to learning and professional growth. time out of the office for class, time in the office to study, money, etc.). What are the learning objectives?

2017 211

9 Unconventional Ways to Save Money

Dumb Little Man

Of course, everyone knows about savings accounts and putting change in a jar, but if you really want to do it right, you need to learn every trick in the book. No one says you shouldn’t shower, but spending half an hour under the shower every day costs more than you know.

2019 214

6 International Travel Tips You’ll Find Handy

Dumb Little Man

Exploring world-class destinations, learning about unique cultures, and treating your taste buds with delicious foods is what traveling is about. Knowing how much your vacation may cost you can help you budget your trip.

2018 266

Are Professional Certifications Worth It?

Eat Your Career

After all, professional certifications cost hundreds—if not thousands—of dollars. The simple answer is this: I am a firm believer in the importance of lifelong learning. Some people like learning purely for the sake of personal growth.

2017 239

12 Days of Christmas Sale Day 1

Office Dynamics

When you register for either Star Achievement Series or World Class Assistant you will receive a special gift package upon your arrival to the course. When this happens, their work is affected, their attitude toward co-workers and customers is affected, and they make costly mistakes.

2012 158

7 Business Ideas That Could Change the World

The Solopreneur Life

Now in its second year, The Thiel Fellowship has announced the members of the new class. Instead of going straight to college, these kids learn how to start a business the “real-world” way. lower the cost of an existing product or service. Here are seven of the Thiel Fellowship ideas: • build a benchtop genome synthesis device that will allow individual laboratories and medical practices to synthesize large genetic constructs in-house for an unprecedented low recurring cost.

2012 161

Living Your Best Life With The Sharing Economy

Dumb Little Man

The sharing economy allows people to live a solidly middle-class lifestyle at a time when the middle class is sliding off a cliff into oblivion. Unfortunately, the cost of living has outpaced wage growth by 14% over the last three years. When was the last time you took a taxi?

2019 215

Join Me! *Top Ten Productivity Tips for Better (and I mean, WAAAYYY Better) Meetings*

Productive & Organized

If you attend meetings that you know could be better, wish were more valuable, and yearn to have be more productive, then I hope you'll take part in a special **no cost** class that Dr. Meggin McIntosh will be presenting.   Learn ways to stop having blah meetings and have more of the GREAT ones!    But don't think that you are going to get a stodgy class.  Plus, it’s no cost to all of us!

2011 124

5 Side-Gigs That Can Add Additional Income to Your Business

Tips From T. Marie

After learning WordPress to create my own website and with skills I already had related to website design like HTML and CSS coding, I decided to offer WordPress website creation as a service. There is always someone out there who is looking to learn about the things that you know. From how to use specific software to how to create meme’s, there are folks out there that want to learn.

2018 119

9 Frugal Tips for Families to Save Money

Dumb Little Man

It will not cost you anything, plus you will spend a crisp afternoon seeing your kids happy and you will get to spend precious time with your family. From puppet shows to local concerts and guests readings to writing classes for kids and adults, spend more time enjoying these local amenities.

2020 196

The Rise of the Skills Training/Job Placement Industry

Small Business Labs

Korfu's three-and-a-half week course costs $2,750 and General Assembly's 8-10 week intensive classes cost between $8,000 and $12,000.   Because of this, there's a real focus on learning. The current employment picture is quite interesting.

2015 203

7 Simple Steps to Organizing & Hosting a Successful Teleclass

Office Organization Success

And it’s a very simple, yet low-cost marketing strategy that you can implement on a regular basis to reach your target market. Have your class notes all written out and in front of you, along with teleclass timings.

2015 262

5 Ways to Significantly Increase Attendance of Your Free Teleclass

Office Organization Success

And hosting a free teleclass is low to zero cost to you too! Add class notes. This means that your participants can follow along whilst listening to your call – people have different learning styles and you’ve just given them two options with this simple step.

2015 221

How to Stay Your Professional Best During Summer

Office Dynamics

Is your company cost conscious therefore keeping the temp in the office higher than you would like it? World Class Assistant Certificate Program: World Class Assistant Parts 1 & 2 September 13 – 16. Learn more at www.officedynamicsconference.com #adminconf.

2016 183

Review: James Patterson’s MasterClass Course on Writing

Daily Writing Tips

I took James Patterson’s class , so I’ll be talking mainly about that here. As you’ll see from my explanation of the pricing in a moment, though, MasterClass is definitely better value if you want to take several of their classes rather than just one.

2019 76

Intuit Future of Small Business Report

Small Business Labs

These are: World-class business infrastructure: Small businesses have the ability to build upon technology infrastructure that was once the sole domain of large organizations, such as cloud computing, manufacturing and distribution. 

2016 91

How to Turn Metal Trash into Treasure and Help the Environment

Eco-Office Gals

If you own a small business that primarily deals with metal, you know the cost of those unused scraps can really add up. There are many online resources you can use, and community classes you can take, to help get you started.

2014 170

Is Your Business Forest Lost in the Trees?

Tips From T. Marie

Sure, you mean to learn that new software, take that business class or re-evaluate your pricing structure, but you’re just so busy taking care of your clients’ needs that you haven’t found the time. You’ve worked hard to start your business.

2011 169