June, 2018

Listen to the CEO of a $1 billion startup and his EA discuss their partnership

Practically Perfect PA

At this month’s Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit we are incredibly lucky to have the Captain of BrewDog, James Watt and his First Mate, Bethany Burns. It’s certainly not every day you get to listen to the CEO of a $1 billion startup and his EA discuss their partnership!

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The Number of Nonemployer Businesses Continued to Grow in 2016

Small Business Labs

The U.S. Census recently released the 2016 nonemployer business statistics. Key quote from their press release : nonemployer establishments increased 2.0 percent from 24,331,403 in 2015 to 24,813,048 in 2016. Receipts increased 1.5 percent from $1.15 trillion in 2015 to $1.17 trillion in 2016.

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Is Your Dog In Pain? Here’s How To Know For Sure

Dumb Little Man

Dog lovers treat their pets like family. We spend thousands of dollars on our pooches each year- from treats, toys to veterinary care. No one wants their canine companion to suffer but 80% of dogs over 8 years old suffer from joint pain. Effects of Aging.

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Office Dynamics Top 10 Blogs For Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Last week Office Dynamics sent an email to all of our subscribers saying, “Thank you,” and we also provided the Office Dynamics Top 10 Blogs For Administrative Professionals.

Do Graduates, Brides, and Grooms Write Thank-Yous?

Business Writing

It's the season of graduations and weddings, wonderful opportunities to celebrate graduates' accomplishments and individuals' commitments to one another. If you are a recent or soon-to-be bride, groom, or graduate, congratulations! Life is just beginning for you in many ways.

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Business Logo Creation with DesignEvo

Tips From T. Marie

Because I tend to create my own graphics, I hadn’t explored online options for creating a business logo until DesignEvo reached out to me and asked if I’d be interested in taking it for a test run. I agreed because after visiting their service I felt it could be a huge benefit for my readers.

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Technology of the week: Zoom

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s technology of the week: Zoom. Here are all the details… What is Zoom? Zoom is a cloud-based system which provides users with a video-conferencing and online meeting service along with webinars and file sharing functions. What does it do? Zoom has a number of features.

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Top Tips For Improving Sleep You Really Need to Try Now

Dumb Little Man

Being unable to have a good sleep at night is a problem for millions of people around the world. For some, it is due to a medical condition while for others, it is caused by the things they do on a daily basis. Without good sleep, both your mental and physical health will be compromised and you’ll have a hard time staying productive throughout the day.

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5 Powerful Communication Strategies for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Do you have a healthy curiosity that you use in your day-to-day communications? I was inspired today to share with you 5 powerful communication strategies for administrative assistants that I often teach in my World Class Assistant Certification and Designation Program.

2018 170

3 Ways to Get Others to Listen to You When They're Distracted

On The Job

I think we can all agree that there are a lot of distractions in our lives. But what you may not realize is that those distractions are hurting your career. The biggest problem is that when others are distracted, they're not listening to you.

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How to Write Mighty Thank-Yous

Business Writing

In my survey on business writing and relationships of 686 adults, 81 percent of respondents said that a thank-you note they received had a definite positive influence on their decision to do business with a company or an individual again. Books Courteous Writing Etiquette

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40 Apple hacks for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Now I know not everyone uses Apple products, but a lot of you do, and a lot of your Executive’s do too. So I thought I would share some great hacks that I have found, which will help you get the most from your iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches and Macs. These 40 Apple hacks for […].

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Reviewing the BLS 2017 Contingent and Alternative Employment Arrangements Survey

Small Business Labs

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) caused quite a stir yesterday with the release of their 2017 Contingent and Alternative Employment Arrangement (CWS) survey results.    Specifically, the report shows that the share of U.S. gig/contract workers in the U.S.

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Five Ways to Promote Optimal Brain Development in Children

Dumb Little Man

Parents want what’s best for their children but making sure you’re encouraging optimal brain development isn’t that easy. In general, a child’s brain requires a wide variety of experiences and environmental stimulation to develop normally. To boost brain development, a child’s typical early environment should be rich in sensory, language, and social experiences for optimal brain development to occur.

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Introduce Yourself to Yourself

Office Dynamics

You’re not the person you once were. Times change. People change. You have changed, too. You owe it to yourself to make time for introspection so that you’re not a stranger to yourself. Don’t wait for quiet time to open up because it never will.

2018 165

Why Collaborating Can Be a Pain -- and What to Do About It

On The Job

Many of us are being asked to work more collaboratively. That can mean a variety of things, from working with those in other departments or outside partners to the of "play nice and share your toys" kind of thing within your own department. But does collaboration have a downside?

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13 Ways You Should be Using Your Smartphone for Business

Tips From T. Marie

Admit it, you don’t go anywhere without your smartphone. It’s ok, the rest of us don’t either. That reason alone is incentive enough to examine just how useful your smartphone is to your business. With more of us enjoying job flexibility today, and with the probability of up to 58% of workers expected to be independent contractors by 2027 , if you’re not using your smartphone for more than texting, calls and email you should be.

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Technology of the Week: TravelPerk

Practically Perfect PA

What is TravelPerk? TravelPerk in a free all-in-one business travel platform for modern companies. Save time and money by using TravelPerk’s in-app automated travel policies, approval flows and travel data. All this to make your company’s business travel smart, connected and stress-free.

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Food Delivery Forecast to Grow Rapidly

Small Business Labs

A new research report by financial giant UBS suggests that millennials are ditching the kitchen and instead opting for food delivery in a report titled “Is the Kitchen Dead.”. The report is not available to the public and we haven't seen it.

2018 168

The Art And The Science Of Networking

Dumb Little Man

Knowing how to network successfully can help you tap into a hidden job market and present your skills and experience to potential employers. More than half of jobs are filled through networking contacts and more employers are turning to social media tools for help with hiring.

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Cleanup and Organize Your Workspace

Office Dynamics

Summer is a great time to do a little cleanup and organize your workspace. Business is usually a little quieter, employees take a vacation, and there seems to be a more relaxed work atmosphere. It is the perfect time for you to get organized before the craziness of business sets in this fall.

2018 160

6 Ways Leaders Can Let Go of Stress and Be More Resilient

On The Job

I recently was speaking with a successful executive who was nearing retirement, and looking forward to traveling and some consulting work. I asked him a common question: "What would you tell your younger self about your career if you could?' He immediately answered: "To not worry about everything.

2018 154

Stuck on the Right Words for Sensitive Topics? Get AP 2018

Business Writing

If you create newsletter articles, HR policies, forms, reports, or other pieces that touch on current topics and data, you may catch yourself wondering about word choice: transgender or transgendered? Eskimo or Inuit? Survivor or victim? The latest AP Stylebook.

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Adding some creativity to a regular meeting

Practically Perfect PA

We have all been in charge of regular meetings. Perhaps it’s a formal board meeting with dozens of papers and reports, or maybe it’s a more informal weekly staff get together or something in between.

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The California Creative Economy

Small Business Labs

The Otis Report on the Creative Economy comes from the LA based Otis College of Art and Design.    The report covers the creative economy in California. And as their chart below shows, it's big. The study does a good job capturing self-employed creatives.

2018 164

Depression Is A Myth: 4 Simple Reasons Why You Think So

Dumb Little Man

It’s easy to understand why depression is a myth for most people. Unlike cancer which has physical symptoms that you can easily relate to, the symptoms of depression aren’t easy to recognize. What exactly is depression? Depression, also called depressive disorder or clinical depression, is a mood disorder that affects your basic activities. It affects how you sleep, think, handle situations and the way you relate to others.

2018 166

How to Prepare for an Employee’s Absence

Office Dynamics

Have you ever been in a situation when a co-worker had to take a leave of absence or they parted ways with the company and everyone, including yourself, was clueless about some of their procedures or tasks they were in charge of? Here is how to prepare for an employee’s absence.

2018 156

Study Gives Important Clue About How to Boost Collaboration

On The Job

When you're a manager trying to get team members to work together better, you would be wise to look at the "status" of each worker before asking them to help one another.

2018 130

Yes, You Need a Website. Here’s 7 Reasons Why.

Tips From T. Marie

Look, I get it. I know that starting and running a business means a constant evaluation of what to spend money on. Maybe that’s why so many new business owners ask, “Do I need a website?” The answer is, “Yes.” Not maybe, not it depends, it’s just a simple, “Yes, you need a website.”. Period. Those same new business owners are inevitably going to follow up with a big, old, “Why?”. Here’s why you need a website: Your Clients/Customers Expect It.

2018 131

Win a weekend stay at Travelodge’s new flagship hotel in the heart of London

Practically Perfect PA

Today, we are really excited to share our new giveaway with you. In conjuncture with Travelodge, we are giving one lucky Practically Perfect PA reader the chance to win a weekend stay at Travelodge’s new flagship hotel in the heart of London, Travelodge London City.

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The Growing Silicon Prairie

Small Business Labs

The Hustle's Life in the Silicon Prairie: Tech’s great migration to the Midwest covers the continued growth of the Midwest's tech sector. Key quote: Investors are flocking to Middle American cities like Omaha and Des Moines.

2018 160

How to Rewire Your Brain for Success

Dumb Little Man

The brain is an incredible organ. It is constantly regenerating and renewing itself while absorbing the information being thrown at it. However, not every piece of information it absorbs is positive or even correct. For example, if you fall down in public and feel embarrassed, the thought “I’m an idiot” pops into your head. Your brain will absorb it and form a neural pathway.

2018 164

Overqualified and Interviewing

Office Dynamics

Overqualified but applied anyway – NOT a desperate move. I have applied for positions I was overqualified for and thankful for what I learned from them. There are a few reasons someone might be overqualified but apply anyway.

Channeling Christmas in July is a Boon for Your Career

On The Job

It's the middle of summer, and no one right now is really thinking about decorating a Christmas tree, the holiday office party or baking cookies for colleagues. That's why it's a perfect time to do so.

2018 130

How to Raise Your Visibility at Work

Eat Your Career

About a year ago, I was hosting a training session on the topic of emotional intelligence. I asked the professionals in the room to shout out some of the feelings they experience on an average workday.

2018 130

The Virtual Summit is this Friday!

Practically Perfect PA

Just a quick heads up that the Virtual Summit is this Friday! That’s Friday 22nd June 11am-7pm GMT+1. If you have been holding off buying your ticket, the time is now! If you don’t fancy waking up in the middle of the night for the summit, I hear ya! The Summit recording (that is all […].

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Key Findings from the BLS's Contingent and Alternative Work Survey

Small Business Labs

Getting somewhat lost in the debates around the results from the BLS's 2017 Contingent and Alternative Employment Arrangements survey (CWS) are several interesting findings about independent contractors.    The BLS defines independent contractors as someone who is self-employed and their primary job is as an independent contractor, independent consultant or freelance worker. Key findings for this segment include: 1. 79

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