March, 2015

3 Keys to Staying Focused & Reaching Your Goals

Dumb Little Man

It’s easy to drift. Life is hectic for all of us and if we’re not intentional about our direction in life we can easily wake up one day and wonder how we got where we are.

2015 285

10 do’s and don’t for managing your boss’s task list

Practically Perfect PA

In this post I am assuming your Executive has a task list that they use every day to get through their work! Hopefully this task list is available for you to access on a daily basis and you have the rights to edit and update the list.

2015 269

10 Tips to Beat the Overwhelm and Stay Focused

Office Organization Success

Staying focused and on track is one of the hardest things for a business owner to do. After all… there are the emails to check. the client calls to take. the follow-up to do. the product to launch. the program to create. the social media to update.

2015 259

Yes, I’m an Over Fifty, Overweight Woman in Tech

Tips From T. Marie

I did something yesterday that I’ve been putting off since 2007. I went to a photography studio and had professional photos taken for my business. I know it’s something I should have done way back when. It’s something every business guru recommends. So why did it take me so long to have them done?

2015 254

The Decline of Employee Training & The Rise of Side Gigs

Small Business Labs

The chart below, which shows a decline in employer-provided and on-the-job training in recent decades, has been making the rounds in the economic blogs.

2015 242

6 Spring Maintenance Tips to Increase Your Energy Efficiency

Eco-Office Gals

Congratulations! You made it through winter. Say goodbye to your sky-high heating bills and hello to spring! Unfortunately, you won’t be saying goodbye to your energy worries altogether, though. Before you know it, summer will be here.

2015 223

How to be Seen as a Leader at Work and get Promoted Quick

Dumb Little Man

Some people watch it happen. Some people say what happened. And some people make it happen. The world and more importantly your workplace is crying out for people who make it happen. One of the biggest mistakes people make is thinking that leadership is in a title.

2015 285

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3 Simple Sign-up Strategies to Grow Your Email List!

Office Organization Success

If you’re not fully maximizing your website you’ll be missing out on new subscribers.

2015 257

Do You Have a Good Business Model? Use This Assessment to Find Out

The Solopreneur Life

B usiness model is a term that a lot of people talk about, but few are able to explain thoroughly. This is a picture of my copy of “Value Proposition Design.” ” For example, how often have you heard people say, “Apple has a great business model.” ” Super.

2015 222

Small Business Owners Don't Like Taxes

Small Business Labs

I've never met a small business owner who liked taxes. No surprise there. Also, if you talk to small business owners for any length of time, most will eventually complain about taxes. The recently released Wasp Barcode Small Business Accounting Report supports this.

2015 242

5 Business Lessons You Can Learn from Disney Junior

Tips From T. Marie

I’m Granmama to a 3 year old princess. Since moving back to Maine I’ve enjoyed lots of quality time with her and that includes watching some of her favorite shows. At 3, Disney Junior is to her what AMC or HBO are for me, the home to her favorite shows and characters.

2015 197

5 Reasons Why You Must Constantly Learn

Dumb Little Man

How many times you had the feeling that you are lost with a new subject at work? If you are like most people, probably many times… But don’t worry!

2015 286

Chasing colleagues who do not report to you

Practically Perfect PA

Imagine the scene – you’ve been asked to lead on a piece of work, for example compiling a report or managing a new project. You have to gather information from a number of colleagues so that you can complete the work you have been given.

2015 246

This Is How To Manage Your Client Follow-up

Office Organization Success

Finally we’re getting a little bit warmer here in our corner of north-west Ohio. And it makes a huge difference to your mindset; suddenly you feel energetic and enthusiastic!

2015 194

Celebrating Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Administrative Assistants Rock! Join our April Blog-A-Thon. April is just around the corner and we love celebrating administrative professionals! This is the month we can (and will) celebrate in a big way.

Competition to Hire On-Demand Economy Workers Heating Up

Small Business Labs

Really interesting atricle  by the folks at Zen99 on the amount of money being spent by on-demand economy companies like Uber, Lyft and Instacart are spending to recruit "providers" (contract workers).    The numbers are quite large.

2015 241

Top Ten Tips to Help You Waste Time and Procrastinate Growing Your Business

Tips From T. Marie

There are plenty of people out there telling you how to grow your business. I’m actually one of them. But in the interest of not leaving anyone out, I’ve decided that I should probably think about those business owners who would rather not see their businesses grow and gain success.

2015 196

3 Things I Learned from Playing Big in Life

Dumb Little Man

Chances are that most of us at one stage or another have found ourselves at a pivotal crossroad in our lives. Which way to turn? We have all been there. Over-thinking a decision into oblivion and flinging ourselves into a tailspin.

2015 285

Dealing with ‘characters’ at work

Practically Perfect PA

Most businesses are made up of a variety of people and characters. There are so many different tests we can take which determine our personality type, we should work in a team and how all of us can get the best out of each other.

2015 243

You Need to Understand This

Office Organization Success

One of the areas that I help my private consulting clients understand is that of strategy — understanding the WHY behind the systems your set up : Why do you need this system? Why are you setting it up this way? What is going to be the end result of setting up this system?

2015 194

Secretary vs Assistant – do they think differently?

Office Dynamics

Do I have your attention? Should your title be “secretary,” please do not take offense to what you are about to read. Secretary vs Assistant. Do secretaries actually think differently than business professionals?

2015 262

Wasp Barcode's Excellent Small Business Accounting Report

Small Business Labs

Kudos to Wasp Barcode Technologies for their excellent Small Business Accounting report. It contains survey results from companies with 11-100 employees on issues related to their accounting and finance functions.

2015 231

Forks In the Road for Solopreneurs

The Solopreneur Life

I ‘ve been thinking about the forks in the road that we face in our solopreneur lives. Some of the forks are big ones, and making the wrong choice can have huge ramifications for our businesses. For example, should I quit my job — or not?

2015 182

The Theory of Scarcity and How It Can Change Your Life

Dumb Little Man

There is a theory in economics called the theory of scarcity which basically discusses that there is limited availability of certain resources at any point in time. This basically dictates that due to the limited resource, it also means a limited number of goods can be created.

2015 286

10 tips for public speaking

Practically Perfect PA

My first attempt at public speaking was back in 2013 at an exhibition for assistants and office managers. At the time I was absolutely petrified. Every fibre of my being was telling me to run away as quickly as my shaky legs could carry me.

2015 229

I Know It’s Boring But It’s Important

Office Organization Success

How many of you track your business stats each week? I’m guessing not many! I know it’s not the most exciting thing to do, but it’s so critical to your business success.

2015 188

Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

We had an incredible webinar event with over 1,300 assistants registered to learn more about why, as an administrative professional, they should consider a career certification. You may think this would be a biased conversation about our curriculum-based designation courses but it was far from that!

2015 261

Same Day Delivery and the Uberfication of Logistics

Small Business Labs

Seems like everyone is getting into logistics. Same day delivery services are being offered by Amazon , Ebay  and Google  in a variety of geographies. 

2015 212

The Virtual Assistant's Bill of Rights

Virtual Moxie

In the Virtual Mentoring Program, and Virtual Basics at AssistU (and in the Virtual Training Program that came before them), we''ve long shared two documents: The Virtual Assistant''s Bill of Rights , and the Client''s Bill of Rights. .

2015 248

How to Break the Cycle of Worrying Once and For All

Dumb Little Man

We all have been there. Worrying about things we cannot or have no control over. We worry about our lives, finances, health, kids and many times things that doesn’t even concerns us.

2015 285

So the Assist Conference happened!

Practically Perfect PA

All photographs are copyright of Rebecca-Monique Williams. So after many months of planning and organising the Assist Conference finally took place on Friday 27th February.

2015 223

It Really Doesn’t Matter What You Choose

Office Organization Success

As I was wrapping up my latest GET CLIENTS NOW! program with my clients last week, I left them with this thought for the day: It really doesn’t matter what you choose; the important thing is that you choose.

2015 185

Is an Executive Assistant Certificate for You?

Office Dynamics

Completion of Certificate Programs, Certifications and Designation are industry marks of excellence. They are immediately recognizable and say to others, “I take my career seriously.”. In today’s competitive workplace, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd.

2015 260

Goldman Sachs on Millennials

Small Business Labs

Goldman Sachs has an excellent infographic/report on millennials  (born 1980 to 2000).   They describe Millennials as: Millennials have come of age during a time of technological change, globalization and economic disruption.

2015 198

What You Need to Know About Renovating Your Office

Eco-Office Gals

Renovating your office space is about a lot more than just a few paint swatches. Deciding to make a change in décor is really about deciding to make a positive change in the office environment , one that will be beneficial to you, your employees and your clients.

2015 173

How to Decide What to Do When You Don’t Feel Like Doing Any of It!?

Dumb Little Man

Every day, I start my work day by looking at the list of things I planned to do that day. Most times, I’m pretty much on track with meeting goals and deadlines but there days when I look at my list and …nothing… I’m not motivated to do anything I scheduled to do!

2015 285

Confidence is key for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Having low self-esteem or confidence issues can be a real challenge in life, particularly in the office and particularly for assistants. We have a difficult job and if we are unable to stand up for ourselves this makes the role a lot harder.