Tue.Oct 30, 2018

Career Advancement is a Privilege, Not a Right

Eat Your Career

I’ve encountered a number of counterproductive attitudes in the workplace, but one in particular really bothers me. Too many people out there think they deserve career advancement for all the wrong reasons.

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Event Budget Health Check

Practically Perfect PA

One of the most important tools to control any event is the event budget. It’s normally just a simple excel spreadsheet or perhaps its a page on your accounting software. Despite it being just a humble document the budget is what underpins every successful event.

Budget 151

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Conference for Administrative Excellence – Gala Event

Office Dynamics

Following a full training day, we reconvened for the Glam and Glitz Gala.

2018 208

More on the FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) Movement, Independent Work and Edge Communities

Small Business Labs

Last month we covered the growing Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) movement and how it relates to the rise in independent work.    The quick summary of that article is the trends driving the interest in the FIRE movement are similar, and in some cases the same, as the trends driving the growing interest in independent work. In particular the desire for increased work/life autonomy, control and flexibility are key drivers of both movements.

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How to Lead a Multi-National Business Startup Team

Small Business CEO

Leading a multi-national team after you’ve launched a startup is no easy task. You still get to deal with the day-to-day worries a regular business owner would.

2018 69

Create more value than you capture 

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Truly great businesses never fail to adhere to the simple principle that Tim O’Reilly coined: Create more value than you capture. The obvious examples are institutional: . Microsoft changed the world with Gates’ vision to have “… a computer in every home”. The actual revenue the company captured from selling Windows licenses seems like a drop in an ocean compared to the value Microsoft’s customers created with the Windows product. . Think about the businesses built. The efficiencies gained.

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Window Display

Small Business CEO

As a retail store, window displays are one of the most indispensable weapons you have in your marketing arsenal. They can turn the heads of those walking by and get them interested in your brand, converting them from mere passers-by into customers that will visit your store time and time again.

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What Are the Benefits of Final Expense Insurance?

Small Business CEO

Life insurance is a measure of protection that you take out for your loved ones in the event of your death. The greatest benefit of life insurance coverage is the ability to name beneficiaries. The average life insurance policy can be anywhere from $250,000 to $500,000.