February, 2018

Study Finds U.S. Has 27 Million Square Feet of Coworking Space

Small Business Labs

Yardi Matrix , a provider of real estate industry data and research, has released an interesting coworking study.    They've also written an article - Shared Space: Coworking's Rising Star - summarizing their results. 

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"They" Pulls Ahead in the Language Game

Business Writing

Our six-year-old neighbor brought his Pokémon card game over for a playdate the other night. As our daughter read aloud the instructions on a card, the grammar caught my attention. Do you notice it too? Your opponent puts a card. Etiquette Grammar and Usage

2018 213

Business travel without the stress

Practically Perfect PA

Business travel can be a stressful experience. Unfamiliar surroundings, time and performance pressures, networking in a second or third language, and a confused body clock all contribute to rising stress levels.

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3 Steps to Take When You No Longer Like Your Job

On The Job

Sometimes you accept a job and are really excited about it. But as you spend more time in that job, you start to lose some of that enthusiasm. Before long, you feel stuck. It can be difficult to finally admit to yourself that you're not happy with a job you thought was a good fit.

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Protecting Yourself From Fake Social Media Accounts

Dumb Little Man

Fake news. You’ve probably been hearing a lot about it lately. What is fake news and why is it so important that you know how to spot it? Fake news is not someone saying something you don’t agree with. It’s not one political party pointing out facts that happen to be inconvenient to the opposition.

More Trending

Assistants are their organisation’s influencers

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few weeks I have spent quite a bit of time reviewing my social media strategy for 2018 which basically means I’ve been reading a lot about how to be an influencer on all the different platforms.

2018 190

Can Businesses Leverage Blockchain to Sell Excess Green Energy?

Eco-Office Gals

Cryptocurrencies are incredibly popular right now, and for good reason. But they are only possible through a technology called Blockchain, which is essentially a digital ledger.

2018 130

10 Possible Reasons Why You’re Always Not Good Enough

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever felt like you’re not good enough? Have you ever questioned yourself why you’re not appreciated and valued for who you are? Well, let me tell you what I think. You’re constantly comparing and measuring your standards of success against others. “So what If I’ve graduated with a Bachelors degree, people are graduating with Masters and PhDs, I’m just not smart enough; I’m never gonna get a good job.” ” 2.

2018 191

How To Bring More Love Into Your Work

Eat Your Career

Love isn’t something most of us think about at work. We’re professionals after all. But, with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. You see, love doesn’t have to be about romance. I actually believe the essence of love is much more profound than that.

2018 130

Why Startups Fail

Small Business Labs

The Top 20 Reasons Startups Fail from CB Insights is based on their postmortem review of 101 failed startups. Their infographic below lists the 20 reasons. Their research brief goes into detail on each reason. 

2018 198

How to Refer Readers to a Map

Business Writing

I got an email yesterday from the organizers of a literary festival I'm going to attend. It shared reminders about parking and registration. I knew where to park, but I needed to know where registration was. So I went directly. Global Communication Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

2018 141

The Future Assistant Conference: What went down?

Practically Perfect PA

I have just arrived back in Barcelona after a pretty roller coaster week in the UK, which included running the two day Future Assistant Conference in Camden and an overnight stay at the Royal London Hospital with my one year old. He is fine, me not so much!

2018 182

Paperless Post- Can E-Cards Work For Businesses?

Tips From T. Marie

Paperless Post, a service providing ecards and evites, contacted me and asked if I would be interested in checking out their service and possibly writing about my experience. They provided free credits so that I could take the service for a test drive and give my readers my opinion and review of what they have. Read more. The post Paperless Post- Can E-Cards Work For Businesses? appeared first on T.Marie Hilton's Clerical Advantage Online Business Technology Services. Online Tech Tools

2018 125

It’s Not What You Have But How You Feel That Makes You Rich

Dumb Little Man

One day, while riding the train, I overheard a cry for help. Sure, the young lady sitting across from me was literally crying. “If only I was rich,” she said. “If only I was rich!” ” “I know, Babe. I know,” responded her friend in hopes of consoling her. What started out as watching from afar, as if I were some nosy neighbor peeking from a window, turned into full-blown observation.

2018 190

How to Fall in Love with Work Again

Eat Your Career

February is the month of love, so in honor of St. Valentine, let’s talk about love at work. No, I’m not referring to workplace romances. That’s not my area of expertise. But, if you’re looking for my advice on the topic—DON’T DO IT. I’m actually more interested in talking about love FOR work.

2018 130

CIPD Reports 1 in 7 UK Self-Employed

Small Business Labs

CIPD is sort of the UK version of the U.S. trade group the Society for Human Resource Management ( SHRM ). They recently released More selfies? UK self-employment continues to rise , a new report in their megatrends series.

2018 196

Your Administrative Assistant Is Your Greatest Asset

Office Dynamics

Your assistant is your greatest asset, or will be after you read this. In today’s fast-paced corporate world, many managers rely on the newest technology to help their company grow. Between e-mail, virtual assistants, smartphones, high-speed Internet connections and a host of other technological marvels, they mistakenly believe they are more independent than ever—making their own travel plans, managing their own Inbox, sending their own letters and scheduling their own meetings.

2018 159

Come meet your tribe

Practically Perfect PA

One of the main reasons to attend any conference is to network. But not every conference offers the same networking opportunities.

2018 175

The Business Blog Is Not Dead; Resurrect or Start Your Business Blog

Tips From T. Marie

Blog marketing. Blogging for Business. A few years ago every so-called business guru was pushing the business blog. Then video blogging (vlogging), Facebook Live, Snapchat and Insta-Stories arrived on the scene and the death sentence was given to blogging. But is it really dead? More importantly, what about marketing with a blog? Is business blogging. Read more.

2018 125

The Truth About What Makes A Great Leader

Dumb Little Man

Leaders are essential to any group or organization. They are the people that guide, control, and manage others so that they can be more productive and efficient in meeting their goals. However, not all leaders are great ones. Some of them are just wearing the title and don’t live up to their position. If you’re curious to know what makes a great leader, here are some points to highlight their traits.

2018 185

Job Fairs May Suck -- But You Can Use Them to Your Advantage

On The Job

On college campuses around the country, job fairs are popping up like groundhogs looking for a place to wait out the winter. Companies load up their banners and swag (A free pen! A free stress reduction ball!) and stake out a table. Then, the college students -- wearing nice clothes that make them squirm -- start the trek from table to table to table, ready to hand out their resumes. The only problem is that sometimes recruiters shake them off. "No," No," they say. "We We don't need your resume.

2018 148

Coworking, Differentiation and Segmentation

Small Business Labs

Kansas City's Laya Center  (pictured below) is the  the first coworking spa in the U.S.   In addition to having the only natural cryotherapy chamber in the Midwest, the Laya Center also offers chromotherapy as well as yoga and other traditional spa treatments and services.

2018 186

Fighting Office Dragons

Office Dynamics

I have been speaking about office dragons for years and how to professionally deal with the dragons. Dragons were huge, dominating, fictitious creatures. Medieval writers had vivid imaginations for big, scary things. For many people, work is like a dragon. It can be overwhelming and certainly dominates well over half of our waking hours. Sometimes the people we work with can be pretty “fiery” creatures to deal with, too. Please join me on Thursday, March 1, 2018 | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

2018 155

Technology of the week: Focus Keeper

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Technology of the week: Focus Keeper. Here are all the details… What is Focus Keeper? Focus Keeper is a free app that helps you keep your productivity high while helping you avoid burnout. What does it do?

2018 171

Re-Visited: The Intro Packet

Tips From T. Marie

Seven years ago, I wrote the post “Let Me Introduce… My Business, with an Intro Packet”. In it I discussed the difficulty of giving people a clear picture of what your business can provide in a short period of time and how an intro packet could help. A lot has changed in seven years. Read more. The post Re-Visited: The Intro Packet appeared first on T.Marie Hilton's Clerical Advantage Online Business Technology Services. Business Tips Marketing Your Biz

2018 118

4 Important Things To Consider When Changing Jobs

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever been so burnt out at work and sick of all the corporate politics that you are thinking of quitting your job? Or maybe you are only working hard enough to get a paycheck and make it to the weekend? Week after week. Month after month. Year after year. You meant well when you first accepted the career position. Now, you’re no longer sure if you’re feeling the same way. And you’re not alone. Some statistics say up to 85% of people hate their jobs.

2018 182

Podcast 090: Being human

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! ?. This is podcast 90 and it’s about being human. “I’m only human, of flesh and blood I’m made. I’m only human, born to make mistakes.” ” I love 80’s music and that song in particular. Sung by: The Human League! A bunch of humans! And that’s my subject for today. I AM only human and I assume you are too.

2018 100

Quantum Computing Getting Closer

Small Business Labs

Intel recently announced they've developed a quantum computer chip. There's also been a number of other recent quantum computing breakthroughs and companies like Google, IBM, Microsoft and others are investing heavily in the space. So are the Chinese.

2018 186

Viewing Gridlines in a Table in Word

Laughing all the Way to Work

When I create a table in Word I like to see the gridlines (the faint lines that tell you there is a line there, but if you print the document you won't see any lines). I like this especially for minute taking as I use a minute template document created by using a table. I prefer creating it this way because I don't want to be fussing with formatting while in a meeting. If you keep the lines, the final product does look a little busy. To remedy this, I remove the borders from the cells.

2018 100

Project Management 101: Getting to grips with MS Project

Practically Perfect PA

At the recent Future Assistant conference we held a session on Project Management for beginners.

Another Reason to Love Dropbox. Paper!

Tips From T. Marie

Until recently, I really hadn’t given much thought to an online collaboration tool. I’ve used Slack a few times and I’ve tested various online project management apps, but they all seemed like overkill for my little business. Dropbox just changed my mind. For the past 11 years I’ve slowly transitioned from storing files on my. Read more. The post Another Reason to Love Dropbox. Paper! appeared first on T.Marie Hilton's Clerical Advantage Online Business Technology Services.

How to Rest Well: 7 Things You Shouldn’t Do When You’re Tired

Dumb Little Man

When you’re exhausted, your brain becomes slower and your body becomes less productive. Forcing yourself to work when you’re in such state can only spell trouble for your health. Unfortunately, since most of us have tons of things to do, we often overlook the importance of getting proper rest and sleep. We force our eyes to remain open so that we can complete our tasks. We ignore our body’s signal to take a break just so we can accomplish our to-do lists.

2018 180

Podcast 89: Finding the real truth

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! ?. This is podcast 89 and it’s about finding the real truth. I had a breakthrough with a client yesterday. We’ve been talking for months about different storage options. She has a very specific preference, even though it has significant problems. Basically, she wants open shelving instead of cabinets or bins. But yesterday she suddenly agreed to closed storage. What happened?

2018 100

LinkedIn's Deep Dive on VanLifers and Digital Nomads

Small Business Labs

LinkedIn's From van life to careers, figure it out as you go covers a couple who have spent several years as VanLifers.    It includes an excellent video that is the most professionally done of any VanLife video we've seen and is well worth watching.

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