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

How to Shine in a Second Interview

On The Job

Congratulations! You''ve made it past the first round of job interviews, and an employer wants to talk to you again! If you thought your nerves were bad for the first interview, get ready for some more when you meet for the second time.

2015 246

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

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

Challenge: Capitalizing Job Titles and Units

Business Writing

A reader named Michelle sent me an excellent capitalization challenge. She received a brief article (indented below) to publish in a magazine, and she wants to follow standard capitalization rules. Which categories of capitalization would you change in Michelle''s example?

2015 239

5 Things to Never Say in a First Job Interview

On The Job

Blogs, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter provide forums to share our thoughts on a daily basis. We might complain about the rotten weather, how long we had to stand in line to get coffee or the dog that barked all night and kept us awake.

2015 244

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 241

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 245

Get Started With Long-Term Goals Easily

Simple Productivity Blog

It''s really odd how sometimes you wish for something, and then it falls into your lap.

2015 238

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

Answers to "Why Are You Looking for a New Job?"

On The Job

"Why are you looking for a new job?" This is often a question asked by interviewers as way to set the tone for the interview. If you answer something like "my boss is a total a**hole," then the interviewer knows he or she can make the rest of the interview fairly short.

2015 223

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 240

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 241

Creativity and the Balanced Life

Simple Productivity Blog

Robert Fulghum wrote "Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some." Today we will look at the component of creating in context of a balanced life.

2015 235

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

Create the ultimate home office working environment in 5 easy steps

The Small Business Blog

With increasing numbers of people working from home, such as knowledge workers, freelancers, and stock traders, a high specification office is not a luxury any more – it’s essential for your health and effectiveness.

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 229

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 225

7 Secrets of Managing Extreme Busyness

Simple Productivity Blog

I have been extremely busy over the last few months, and it is about to get worse. Everything will ease up in June) Several friends and acquaintances are amazed at what I have going on, and asked me how I manage it. So here are my 7 secrets of managing extreme busyness.

2015 233

Demonstrating Emotional Intelligence Important in a Job Interview

On The Job

Customers no longer just want a great product and good service – they want a great customer experience. But the challenge is not only how to provide that in a sustainable way, but how to hire those who will be able to provide it.

2015 212

Mouth to Mouth Marketing

The Small Business Blog

Getting new prospects is the first step in getting new clients and orders. Even then it is not certain you will get any new business. Over the years I have learned one thing, customer referrals are by a long way the best way to get new customers.

2015 206

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 210

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

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 221

Balance and Learning

Simple Productivity Blog

Robert Fulghum wrote "Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some." Today we will look at the component of learning in context of a balanced life. The post Balance and Learning appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

2015 229

85% of Managers are Looking for This

On The Job

Recently I received an interesting study from Instructure that showed: 85% of managers place the highest emphasis on hiring candidates with fundamental skills like attitude and hard work.

2015 204

Meetings, Meetings, Meetings

The Small Business Blog

Do you really need to have a meeting? I would suggest not! Meetings cost time – which means money. They often do meetings achieve very little and are not really necessary. But should you need to discuss – person to person – any issues, there are other ways to hold a meeting too.

2015 204

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 199

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

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.