May, 2017

25 ways to get noticed on LinkedIn

Practically Perfect PA

Congratulations! You have an ‘All Star’ LinkedIn profile. You must be doing something right. Before you become too complacent, please ask yourself the following questions. Am I really leveraging LinkedIn to its full effect? Am I using LinkedIn strategically to grow my Personal Brand?

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Building customer loyalty for small businesses

The Small Business Blog

Building customer loyalty is an important process for a small business. It helps encourage first-time customers to come back, builds a strong customer base, and can make you stand out from your competitors. So how should you go about achieving customer loyalty in a small business?

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6 Questions To Ask When Designing A Business App

Dumb Little Man

App development for businesses and brands is on the rise. Many companies are waking up to its benefits and are now working to design and build their own. When in the process of mobile app development, there are so many variables and so many things to think about that if you are not careful — or if you lack experience — you might just miss a trick or two. To make sure you get the most out of your app, here are six questions you have to ask during design and development. How Can Your App Add Value?

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The Rise of Smart Farms

Small Business Labs

Tech startups are increasingly targeting agriculture. This is leading to a range of new companies and technologies focused on improving farm efficiencies and creating smarter farms.

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Is Your Writing Too Abrupt?

Business Writing

You work against deadlines. Often you have to write quickly, even when the message is complex and somewhat delicate. It’s not surprising that you occasionally come across as abrupt when you thought you were being efficient. This problem is especially. Books Courteous Writing Email Etiquette

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5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Enjoy Summer When You Can’t Take a Vacation

Tips From T. Marie

I’ve blogged here before about the importance of down time as a business owner, particularly a small, one person business owner like myself. While I will always encourage you to take those vacations, sometimes it just isn’t possible. For those of you who aren’t jumping for joy over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and the. Read more. Business Tips

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How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work?

Practically Perfect PA

What can PAs do to make sure they are getting the recognition at work that they deserve? How can Assistants achieve greater recognition at work? Recently, the OpenMeet team had the pleasure of participating in the annual Practically Perfect PA Assist Conference 2017 , where we ran a few workshops.

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7 Habits I Started Last Year That Dramatically Changed My Life

Dumb Little Man

Being an entrepreneur and building a business is a big challenge- a very big challenge. What if you work full time elsewhere, but you’re really passionate about it? Would you still do it? That’s the case for me, but there’s more to it than just that.

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The Expanding High Skill Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

More and more professions that require advanced degrees or highly specialized skills are joining the gig and/or on-demand economy. A good example is law.    Crain's The gig economy comes to law  covers the expanding use of contract lawyers.

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Business Networking Tips

Business Writing

Do you need help starting and ending networking conversations at professional meetings? You may appreciate the tips below. Although not a business writing topic, the information can help you communicate more confidently at business events. To overcome worries about being.

How to Attract and Retain Loyal Customers

On The Job

Want your business to thrive? Then start thinking about all your pet peeves and how to solve them. That’s the advice of Dave Peterson, who says that this is exactly the strategy that made Uber so successful.

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Minute taking template

Practically Perfect PA

Assistants have come a long way, we are all asked to do lots of different things as part of our role. However, nearly every assistant I know at some point will be asked to write a set of minutes. Love them or hate them – minute taking is never going to go away!

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Email That Works: Best Practices for Truly Busy People

Office Dynamics

How would you describe your e-mail situation lately? Are you getting so much that it’s sometimes impossible to manage it properly and still be productive? Do you worry you’ll hit the “send” button too soon, and deliver a message before its ready? Take heart….You’re You’re not alone! E-mail technology has been great – but it has also wreaked havoc on the way we communicate. For example, you can shoot back a reply to an e-mail in lickety-split time. The question is, should you?

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How To Get Started With Your Own Food Truck Business

Dumb Little Man

Right now, there’s no better way to go into the food service business than with a food truck. Food trucks are portable, flexible and have low overhead.

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Aging Baby Boomers Providing and Utilizing On-Demand Economy Services

Small Business Labs

Older Americans are increasing turning to the on-demand economy for both work and access to services.

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IT Support and Security Services technology promotional marketing video

Andrea Kalli

Check out my new IT Support and Security Services promotional marketing video. Designed and edited by [link] – Andrea Kalli – Video Design. Video Editing Services. Video Marketing. If you want to see more, check out my showcase videos: [link]. Technology Marketing.

2017 141

How to Engage and Energize Longtime Workers

On The Job

Often we think we know long-term employees really well. After all, they’ve been around for what seems like forever. We know how they like their coffee, the name of their family dog and even their favorite shirt (worn every Thursday).

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Organising your Outlook folders

Practically Perfect PA

If you are anything like me, you will live your life by Outlook. Sad but true, right? I literally wouldn’t know what I was doing without my inbox and calendar organised just so. For me, Outlook is key to the work that I do – it was even more important when I was working as an EA.

2017 207

The Power of One

Office Dynamics

Welcome to May! Such a lovely time of year. I hope everyone has recuperated from an exciting Administrative Professionals Week. We did a lot of celebrating at Office Dynamics. On Wednesday, April 26 I hosted a Facebook Live where I spoke about what I love about the administrative profession and gave tips on how to shine in the profession. In case you missed it, you can access it here. Well, last week was very exciting for me because once again, I witnessed The Power of One.

2017 151

Why Shopping Online Doesn’t Have To Lead To Stolen Packages

Dumb Little Man

In the dark ages of the 1980s, people used to have to drive to the store and buy their own toilet paper. They would then load it into their cars and drive it to their homes and carry it inside. It seems like such a foreign concept today.

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The Need for More and Better Future of Work Data

Small Business Labs

There's long been a need for our government agencies to collect more timely and better data on the the forces impacting jobs and work.

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How to Avoid Burnout at Work? Practice More Self-Care

Eat Your Career

So, I’m currently preparing for a full weeklong vacation to Disney World with my boyfriend and his two teenage daughters. As you might expect, I’m unbelievably excited. I feel like a kid myself as I struggle to fall asleep at night in anticipation.

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How to Do Much More With What You Have

On The Job

Many of us remember growing up and hearing the admonishment from adults to “turn off the lights” or “clean up that plate” because wasteful habits – whether with food or electricity – were not OK.

2017 141

Day in the life: Tracy Reid

Practically Perfect PA

This month’s Day in the life is from Tracy Reid, PA to two directors at Arup. Tracy recently attended the Assist Conference and has a very busy role supporting two directors and their teams at the world famous architect firm. Here is a day in the life: Tracy Reid. . Day in the life: Tracy Reid.

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Choosing Excellence Every Day

Office Dynamics

I absolutely loved Joan Burge’s article, Core Admin Skills Always Need Improving ! As John D. Rockefeller noted, “The secret of success is to do the common things uncommonly well.”. The principle she discussed of renewing and improving core skills is closely related to what Steven Covey calls “Sharpening the Saw”: the deliberate improvement of our tools to help us become more effective.

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11 Life Hacks All Lazy Girls Definitely Do

Dumb Little Man

Every lazy girl knows a few tips and tricks to look her best and arrive on time with as little effort as possible. To give you an idea, here are a few lazy girl life hacks you can try to simplify your life: Dry Shampoo / Baby Powder / Cornflour.

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Have We Reached Peak Gig Economy?

Small Business Labs

Last week's always excellent O'Reilly Next Economy newsletter asked the question Have We Reached Peak Gig? They asked this in response to a number of recent negative press articles on the gig economy.

2017 165

Do You Really Need a Career Plan?

Eat Your Career

In a recent Eat Your Career community poll, there was a resounding request for more information on career planning. As always, your wish is my command! One of the first questions I always hear around the topic of creating a career plan is this: “Do I really need one?”.

2017 130

Why Thank-You Notes Matter

On The Job

When I was a child, my mother began nagging me the day after Christmas to write thank-you notes to all my aunts and uncles who had sent me gifts.

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Declutter to increase productivity

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s blog post is from Vicky Silverthorn, founder of You Need A Vicky. Prior to starting her personal organisation company Vicky was a PA to the likes of Lilly Allen and well known sports personalities.

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Why Rainwater Harvesting is a Viable Solution

Eco-Office Gals

Going green and becoming more eco-friendly can be a difficult step. There are many ways in which you can work towards reducing your impact on the environment, both at home and at work.

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5 Factors That Can Help You Achieve Success

Dumb Little Man

Success is a word that can easily grab one’s attention because it’s important to each and every one of us. No matter what background we come from, we all want to achieve success. We reach for it in our quest to achieve greatness. Different people have different interpretations of success, but we all expect the same result: to win. If we had to settle on a particular definition, we might say that success is the realization or attainment of a desire or want.

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The On-Demand Economy Driving Growth of Nonemployer Businesses

Small Business Labs

The U.S. Census  released their 2015 data on non-employer businesses last week.    Overall, the number of U.S. nonemployer businesses continued it's steady growth, increasing by 2.1% to 24.3 million from 2014 to 2015. Since

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Career Success A to Z: XYZ is for…?

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. Here we are…the final article in this A to Z series!

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How to Answer Weird Interview Questions

On The Job

By now, most job applicants know that when they get an interview, they need to prepare. Some of the most common interview questions go something like this: What are your greatest strengths? What are your biggest weaknesses? Where do you see yourself in five years? Why should we hire you?

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Supplier of the week: Gilded Globe

Practically Perfect PA

Gilded Globe provide the most exclusive premium airport services the world has to offer, expediting passengers through over 200 airports worldwide.

Fake news allegations vs. the facts – How it affects sustainability.

Eco-Office Gals

This issue has been occurring for years, but it has kicked into sixth gear in 2017. There’s a continuing manipulation of facts and falsehoods being presented to the public and it affects people in several different aspects of their lives.

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