June, 2019

Do You Need an MBA to be Successful in Business?

Dumb Little Man

Having a successful business does not have a sure shot recipe. What it does have is a consistent set of ingredients. All you need is to eyeball the quantity based on your requirements. Some must-haves to start a business are: Powerful idea.

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Signs That Need Your Proofreader's Eye

Business Writing

Even when I am on vacation, I can't turn off my proofreading eyes. The three signs below, which I spotted in Charleston, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina, got my attention. Can you recognize why? Each sign has at least. Proofreading

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More Freelancers Feeling Secure

Small Business Labs

MBO Partners released their 2019 State of Independence study this week. This is the 9th year of this ongoing study, which provides an in-depth look at American's independent workers (freelancers, independent contractors, self-employed, etc.).

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Streamlining meetings for your Executive

Practically Perfect PA

As I’ve always said, your Executive’s number one resource is their time, and your role is to safeguard that time, making sure they use their time correctly so that they are successful in the position.

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How to Position Yourself for Management (Free Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Position Yourself for Management.”. Let’s be honest: Management isn’t for everyone. It takes a specific set of skills to be a great manager, and some people just don’t have what it takes. Others certainly can do it, but they’d rather not.

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A Guide to Public Speaking

Ian's Messy Desk

The post A Guide to Public Speaking appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Delivering an effective presentation is difficult. With the Internet, listeners have access to more information that ever before and have higher expectations for content from speakers today.

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How To Change A Flat Tire And Other Important Car Tips

Dumb Little Man

Driving and owning your own car means that there is one skill you totally should have up your sleeve, and that’s how to change a flat tire.

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More Trending

"The Venture Capitalizaton of Belonging"

Small Business Labs

Fast Company's Social clubs died out in America. Now, venture capital is bringing them back provides an interesting look at the changing landscape of American social clubs. The article starts by pointing out the long decline in the membership of traditional clubs. Key quote: "Over the last few decades, sociologists and political scientists have found that American clubs of all stripes–from youth service clubs to bowling leagues–have experienced steep declines in their memberships.

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The mindset of a VA business owner

Practically Perfect PA

When it comes to successfully running your Virtual Assistant (VA) business, being an awesome Virtual Assistant isn’t enough. A VA can be excellent at their job, have a positive mindset, the necessary skill set required to do the job well and a desire to be there for her clients.

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Positive Career Affirmation #18

Eat Your Career

I choose my attitude every minute of every day. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #18 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations attitude professionalism

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Scary Email Scams: They Have My Password!

Tips From T. Marie

I’ve written about email scams here before , but just like everything online, scams have changed over the years. From phishing emails pretending to be trusted companies you do business with to shady characters demanding money to save your reputation, identifying email scams can be tricky.

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7 Really Common Habits That Are Holding You Back From Success

Dumb Little Man

Success is gradual, not spontaneous. It is a collection of thousands and thousands of good life choices, marred with many regrettable choices. To succeed, regrettable choices need to be minimal.

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7 Energy-Saving Ideas for Summer

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 7 Energy-Saving Ideas for Summer appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Non-profit organizations face the same challenges and costs, when it comes to operating their facilities. Rent, taxes, insurance, utilities are all part of the cost of doing business.

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Most Small Businesses Still Have Less Than $400,000 in Annual Revenue.

Small Business Labs

According to data from the U.S, Census 2016 Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs (the most recent data available), the median U.S. employer small business (those with paid traditional employees) generated less than $400k in revenue in 2016.

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5 free tools to help with your productivity

Practically Perfect PA

Before we dive into our list of productivity tools, I want to spend a few minutes talking to you about the importance of keeping up with the latest technology.

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Professional Development Plan Basics: The Purpose and Benefits of a PDP

Eat Your Career

This is the first article in a two-part series on the topic of Professional Development Plans. As a career coach, I spend a lot of time helping my clients create plans for professional growth. One of the most important tools we use is known as a Professional Development Plan or PDP.

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Online Technology Recommendations from a Geek Girl

Tips From T. Marie

Even though I’ve rolled my Girly Girl Geek WordPress Website services back underneath the Clerical Advantage banner, it doesn’t mean I’ve lost my geek girl status. On the contrary, my own name is probably as easily recognized as synonymous for geek as the girly girl geek moniker was.

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How to Apply Good Financial Habits to the Rest of Your Life

Dumb Little Man

It’s easy to see how having good money habits can make you feel better. More money in your pocket means you are able to go grocery shopping and get that fancy cheese, get your oil changed, and maybe shell out for another TV subscription.

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10 Tips for Giving Effective Instructions

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 10 Tips for Giving Effective Instructions appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Somewhere along the line, you are going to have to tell another person how to perform a task.

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Freelancers Increasing Their Use of Online Marketplaces to Find Work

Small Business Labs

One of the biggest shifts uncovered by the MBO Partners State of Independence study series is the increased use of online marketplaces to find work by freelancers and other independent workers.

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20 tools to help manage your Exec’s travel plans

Practically Perfect PA

Just think how much time you spend organising travel for your Executive or your team? It’s a lot, right? Maybe 20% of your week? Maybe more? That time will be taken up by meticulously planning trips with the hope that nothing will go wrong while their Executive is away from the office.

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Positive Career Affirmation #17

Eat Your Career

I address conflict calmly and productively. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #17 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations conflict problem-solving professionalism

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5 Ways to Clean Up Your Social Media Presence

On The Job

When you're job searching, the advice is to "clean up your social media presence." But what does that mean, exactly? For example, when you were told to clean up your room as a kid, my hunch is that your version of "clean" was a lot different than your mom's.

How Employers Can Help Fight The Opioid Crisis

Dumb Little Man

The opioid crisis is raging on. The news of pharmaceutical companies being sued by consumer groups and state governments grows more frequent every day.

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Specialized Virtual Assistants: The Best Move Your Business Can Make

Tips From T. Marie

I came across this article on Inc.com that proclaims that hiring a virtual assistant is the best move that entrepreneurs can make. I’ve actually been arguing that fact for years here.

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Facebook Announces Libra, a New Cryptocurrency

Small Business Labs

Last week Facebook announced Libra , a new cryptocurrency. It's designed for use in transactions and as an easy and cheap way to transfer money. 

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Power Searching the Internet

Practically Perfect PA

We are really excited to announce that we will be sharing an article each month from Executive Secretary Magazine. We are starting with this fantastic article from Marie Herman. Following these tips really will save you a massive amount of time searching the internet!

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A Guide to Gender-Neutral Language

Business Writing

It's LGBTQ Pride month and a good time to start using gender-neutral language if you haven't started already. That's words such as people, folks, everyone, they, them, and their, which do not indicate gender. It's different from the expressions ladies.

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Positive Career Affirmation #16

Eat Your Career

I accept feedback gracefully and listen for the lesson. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #16 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations feedback Lessons

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7 Tips to Encourage Your Child to Learn A New Language

Dumb Little Man

Learning a new language is not the easiest thing and knowing how to teach a foreign language to a child is even harder. Surely, for some of us, it can seem impossible. For a young child though, learning a new language can seem like a very fun and exciting activity.

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6 Things You Should Know About A WordPress Website

Tips From T. Marie

As many of you know, creating, maintaining and working with WordPress websites is one part of my online technology services. I’m often contacted to fix issues on websites that other web designers have built. Sometimes clients need things added, like sign up forms.

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10 Smart Things to Do in a New Job

On The Job

It's natural to be a bit nervous on your first day of a new job. You want to make a good impression and not mess anything up too much. Chances are, you'll be fine. If you care enough about the job to be a bit nervous, that means you're going to try hard to do all the right things.

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Resources to increase your business acumen

Practically Perfect PA

It goes without saying that for an Assistant to be successful in the role, they need to have strong business acumen. I’ve written about this skill a lot over the years, and I have presented on the topic at various events.

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Read Your Dense Privacy Policy? No, I'll Go Elsewhere

Business Writing

Earlier this month The New York Times published an interactive data-filled article on privacy policies titled "We Read 150 Privacy Policies. They Were an Incomprehensible Disaster." Author Kevin Litman-Navarro performed several analyses. For example, he timed the minutes it took.

The New Rules of Modern Job Search (Free Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “The New Rules of Modern Job Search.”. In my role as a career coach, I’ve helped a lot of people navigate the complex world of job search.

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Simple Health Tips: Become The Programmer of Your Reality

Dumb Little Man

“Your mind is like the operating system of a super computer which gets programmed over time by your own environment and experiences… You can, however, learn to reprogram the mind… you can become the programmer of your own reality.”. Niraj Naik, author.

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Branded Graphics Made Easy with RelayThat

Tips From T. Marie

Branded graphics. If you’re using social media, you’ve seen them, the images that you recognize right away as belonging to a certain business.

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