December, 2016

Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2017

Small Business Labs

This year we release our 10 th annual Top 10 Small Business Trends list.    A quick review of the lists illustrates an important forecasting point. While change appears to happen very quickly, trends generally take a long time to become mainstream.

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Goal Setting & Branding for 2017

Office Dynamics

In this brief webinar with Office Dynamics, we cover quick and impactful tips on goal setting and branding. This video will help prepare you for 2017 and it can’t help but put you in the holiday spirit, too. Watch the webinar replay, Goal Setting and Branding for 2017.

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How to have an end of year detox in the office

Practically Perfect PA

With the end of the year fast approaching, it’s a good time to focus on your surroundings and think about clearing any clutter that may have built up over the year. Taking the time for an end of year detox will mean you’re ready for a fresh start in the New Year.

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Top 4 Tips for Getting Your Finances Ready for Retirement

Dumb Little Man

After working for decades, getting ready to become a retiree often feels overwhelming. In addition to mentally preparing yourself, you will also need to get your finances ready for the next few decades.

Review: Grammarly’s Spelling and Grammar Checker

Business Writing

As a writing expert who relies on Microsoft's grammar and spelling checker to flag what I don't see, I was eager to test Grammarly's power to find additional errors. I signed up for the premium version and tested it to. Best Picks Grammar and Usage Proofreading Punctuation Pointers Spellchecking

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When Losing is the Answer – 3 Things to Lose for your Best Year Yet

Practically Perfect PA

I love the book Transitions by William Bridges , he says that new beginnings, all begin with an ending. As a result we may feel a sense of loss, then feel a little lost before we can embrace a new beginning.

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4 Fun Ways to Improve Your Productivity

Dumb Little Man

What better way to live than having fun and being productive at the same time? Fun productivity techniques enable you to both enjoy the moment and be more productive for the rest of your life.

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How to Cut Your Workload in 2017

On The Job

Most of us take time off around the holidays, and it's a good time to reflect about what we do -- and do not -- want to do in the coming new year. Be healthier? Spend more time with family and friends? Do better in our jobs? Be taken advantage of by the boss?

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Money: Increasing The Value Of Your Home

Small Business CEO

CEOs – are you going to sell your home sometime in the near future? If so, you need to take the necessary steps to increase the value of your home. One way to do that is by renovating your home.

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The London Times on the Future of Work

Small Business Labs

The London Times has an interesting special section on the future of work that was developed by the marketing content agency Ranconteur.    The report covers a lot of ground. Everything from automation to physiological testing is discussed. 

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Strategies for Being a World Class Assistant

Office Dynamics

In today’s free webinar Joan shares Strategies for Being a World Class Assistant and she covers the topic of Creating a Career Portfolio. So much great information in this webinar. Please enjoy the replay. Watch the replay: Strategies for Being a World Class Assistant.

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Want to work for a startup? What you need to know

Practically Perfect PA

With the end of the year hurtling towards us, many of you will be thinking about next year and potentially looking for a new job.

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20 Best Productivity Apps and Programs for 2017

Dumb Little Man

So you want to level up your earning potential, move towards work that’s more fulfilling, and do more with less effort. That’s awesome. Over the years, I have kept up to date with all the productivity apps and some have stood the test of time and actually produced results.

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25 Words Coined by Nineteenth-Century Authors

Daily Writing Tips

This post lists a number of words that were introduced to the lexicon by novelists and other writers during the nineteenth century. actualize : Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge came up with this verb form of actual to refer to realizing a goal; self-actualization came much later.

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How To Select A Billing Company For Your Business

Small Business CEO

Top 5 Benefits of Outsourcing a Billing Company over In-house Billing. Medical billing forms a critical pillar in the healthcare practice.

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What is Hygge?

Small Business Labs

Hygge is a   Danish word that roughly translates to a feeling of comfort and coziness.    It's also becoming a word used to help sell a wide variety of products and services. 

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Accelerated Assistant

Office Dynamics

In our program today we talked about seven ways to become an accelerated assistant. Below you will find our replay link, program notes, certificate download and access to our deal of the day. If you haven’t already registered for our 12 Days of Christmas Webinar Series, you can register here.

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When Career Pride Becomes Destructive

On The Job

We're often told we need to show pride in our career, that we need to tout our accomplishments on social media or mention them during networking events. But can that pride backfire?

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How To Easily Choose The Best Real Estate Agent For You

Dumb Little Man

Buying and selling property are both time-consuming and troublesome things. You need to take a huge chunk out of your time to manage all the details and it will definitely put a strain on your everyday routine chores. At the same time, you need to negotiate and do paperwork.

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Career Success A to Z: E is for Etiquette

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. Before we talk about etiquette, let’s first consider another e-word: Elevator. Next time you’re in one, I want you to observe normal elevator behavior.

Complimentary Products Boost Sales and Company Revenue

Small Business CEO

Without healthy and consistent sales, there is no sustaining a business. Companies often explore every marketing and pricing technique they can, until they find what works best for their business model and their consumer markets.

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The Word of the Year for 2016

Daily Writing Tips

Each year, several major lexicographers release their word of the year—the term that, among the most frequently looked-up words during the previous twelve months, has most prominently captured the zeitgeist. This post discusses the 2016 selections.

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Revolutionary Ways Assistants Can Get Information from Their Managers

Office Dynamics

The theme for our 23rd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence was The Revolutionary Assistant. Our conference was held in October 2016 in Las Vegas. We had 450 assistants from 11 countries attend.

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4 Things You Must Do for Your Career in 2017

On The Job

A lot of people say that New Year's resolutions are worthless, that they just make you feel like a failure when you don't stick with them (or even attempt to do them).

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4 Productivity Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs

Dumb Little Man

The biggest obstacle to our success as business owners is often not a lack of knowledge or resources, but rather our ability to manage time. As a freelancer, I’ve had the opportunity to experiment with several time management strategies over the past few years.

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The Proactive Professional: TV Interview!

Eat Your Career

Earlier this week, I was honored to visit Good Day Colorado (our awesome morning show here in Denver) to talk about my new book, The Proactive Professional. I hope you enjoy it! The post The Proactive Professional: TV Interview! appeared first on Eat Your Career. Uncategorized Video interview

Company Cafeterias Foster Healthy Eating Habits

Small Business CEO

You are what you eat. Unfortunately, a sizable portion of today’s workforce is going about their lunch breaks all the wrong ways and paying the price through lethargy, stress, and overspending.

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25 Words Coined by Twentieth-Century Authors

Daily Writing Tips

This post lists a number of words that were introduced to the English lexicon by novelists and other writers during the twentieth century. beep : Scientist and novelist Arthur C. Clarke came up with this onomatopoeic word for a small, high-pitched signal.

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10 Ways You Can Get Control Of Your Day

Office Dynamics

I hope you are doing well this second Monday of December. I’ve been having a jolly time hosting daily webinars that started December 1 as a part of our 12 Days of Christmas this year.

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3 ways to Handle a Deceitful Colleague

On The Job

I recently read some research that revealed many workers in the study were distrustful of their colleagues. They believed given half a chance, these co-workers would steal customers and belittle others to the boss in order to get ahead. I get it. I've worked in places like that, and it's not fun.

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Most Powerful New Year Quotes to Motivate Anyone for a Fresh New Beginning in 2017

Dumb Little Man

After sending out inspiring Christmas quotes , follow up with our new collection of motivational Happy New Year quotes. Post them on your social media and inspire all your friends and followers too! And if one quote or saying resonates with you, own it! Start the year with the right mindset.

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The Courtesy Greeting to Use When Gender Is a Mystery

Business Writing

This complex question came in yesterday's email: What is the proper way to address a letter with several addressees in the same letter, but the gender of one or more is unknown? Normally the greeting would be “Dear Misses. So-and-so,”. Courteous Writing Etiquette

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Solving Bank Collection Compliance Issues For United States Financial Institutions

Small Business CEO

If you run or manage a financial institution, then you already understand how difficult staying ahead of collection compliance laws can be.

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3 Errors in Using Parentheses

Daily Writing Tips

Parenthetical marks can cause difficulties for writers—and, as a result, for readers. In each of the following examples, parentheses are misused; discussion and revision of each sentence follow.

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