November, 2015

5 Ways to Achieve Any Goal

Dumb Little Man

You are frustrated! You passionately desire to move from where you are to that grand goal you have set for yourself. The only problem is that you seems to fall short of reaching your goal every single time. The passion just seem to die off over time. You are perplexed! What happened?

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A day in the life: Amanda Barlow, Senior EA, PZ Cussons

Practically Perfect PA

What does your career path look like? I have been working as the Senior EA at PZ Cussons for over a year now and have developed my role to become an integral part of the ExCo Team.

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3 Simple Steps to Taking Time Away from Your Business

Office Organization Success

“I don’t have time for a vacation!” ” “My family are sick of talking to my back as I’m constantly hunched over my desk!” ” “Give me five more minutes … and I’ll watch that movie with you.”

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5 Ways to Promote Your Training Course through Effective Marketing

The Small Business Blog

Devising an effective course that meets a demand in your industry is only the start of a long journey towards making your training course profitable. In order to fill your course up with attendees, you will need a multi-faceted approach to marketing.

How Your Oversharing is Hurting Your Career

On The Job

All you have to do these days to know some of the most intimate details of someone's life is to check out Twitter or Facebook or read the person's blog. Some people like to share -- a lot. That's OK if that's what they want to do, but the rules are different in the workplace.

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Do Not Use Apostrophes to Make Plurals

Business Writing

Please--don't do it. Don't use apostrophes to make expressions plural, like this: This photo of a plumbing supply company storefront is NOT for a company owned by people named Spa and Pool. If it were, Spa's & Pool's might be. Frequently Asked Questions Punctuation Pointers

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By Mistake: 6 Things You Do That Kill Your Productivity

Dumb Little Man

There are not so many people who know the art of time management well. However, all people want to be productive. In short, being a productive person means to complete tasks faster without sacrificing the quality.

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More Trending

Regus Responds to Coworking, WeWork by Adding New Brands

Small Business Labs

Officing Today's Regus' Strategy to Win Over the New Generation of Workers  covers two new Regus brands designed to appeal to the many folks choosing coworking spaces over Regus' traditional office suites. The brands are ThinkKora and Spaces. 

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Better Time Management With Goals

Simple Productivity Blog

Many time management systems say that you should block out time on your calendar for everything you need to do. This means that if you need to take out the garbage, you should schedule time on your calendar to do so. However, this sort of planning can be counterproductive, stifling and rigid.

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Learning the Art of Business Conversations

On The Job

One of the great things about social media is that it allows you to connect with people from around the world, giving you a chance to interact with someone you might not otherwise get to know.

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Easy Ideas For A Greener Office

Eco-Office Gals

We would all like to be a little greener but being eco-friendly at work doesn’t always seem the easiest task. It doesn’t have to be difficult though. If the willingness is there, it doesn’t have to cost the earth – excuse the pun – or require drastic changes to your work environment.

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3 Monumental Startup Disasters And How Entrepreneurs Can Avoid Them

Dumb Little Man

Startup culture and entrepreneurship in the US is on the rise. The darlings of Silicon Valley – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Snapchat to name a few – have all started with a simple concept. Along the road of their development, huge fortunes have been gained.

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EA to Project Support Manager

Practically Perfect PA

I have worked as an EA for the last for and half years within Core One Technologies, a financial IT company based in the city.

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Risk Profiles of Freelancers Versus Non-Freelancers

Small Business Labs

There's lots of people criticizing independent work these days as being too unpredictable, risky and all around bad for both workers and the economy. But a pattern we've noticed is almost all the criticism comes from people with traditional jobs.

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Find Hidden Pockets of Time

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the cries of the person who is looking for better ways to manage time is “I don’t have enough time!” While for some people this is true, at the same time, most people have bits of time they aren’t using.

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The Science of Motivation

On The Job

Lindsay McGregor says she understands why many companies have turned their corporate backs on the idea of investing in cultural changes touted to drive better employee engagement, productivity, innovation and collaboration. They just didn’t have anyone who could prove to them it worked,” she says.

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The One Thing You Should Never Do as a Business Owner

Tips From T. Marie

After 8+ years of being the owner of a small business, there are a ton of lessons I’ve learned. Many of them have been critical in keeping my business going as long as it has.

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The Truth About Why Men Aren’t Romantic Anymore

Dumb Little Man

If you’re frustrated with the fact that men aren’t chivalrous and romantic anymore, you’re not alone. As a women’s dating coach, I constantly get emails from women who complain that chivalry is dead… romance is dead. Believe it or not, it’s actually not dead.

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Technology of the week: Touchjet Pond Projector

Practically Perfect PA

What is Touchjet Pond Projector? The Touchjet Pond is great piece of kit from over the pond. It is a tiny projector / tablet with built in WiFi and sound. What does it do? This nifty devise is a mixture of a projector and a tablet.

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The Growing Array of Pet Startups

Small Business Labs

CB Insights  From DogBnBs To Subscription Dog Treats: The Tech Startups Unbundling PetSmart covers the growing number of pet focused startups. 

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Are You A (Productivity) Spoiled Child?

Simple Productivity Blog

Have you ever been at a child’s birthday party? If the children are young enough, there is an almost-guaranteed scenario that will play out when it comes time for the cake. Some child will want the piece with all the frosting flowers, and it will be claimed by someone else.

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Why You Need to Be Ready to Change -- Quickly

On The Job

One of the biggest challenges for organizations today is being able to make changes when and where they need to in order to survive. If they’re about as agile as a 90-year-old with arthritis, they’re not going to be in business much longer, as many defunct companies can now attest.

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Why Does This Geek Girl Use a Paper Planner?

Tips From T. Marie

If you’ve been reading my blog or following me on social media for any length of time, you know that I’m a lover of technology. From my online tech services to reading my books on a Kindle , I love tech and tech gadgets. So why did I recently purchase a paper planner to keep track of my schedule?

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Are You Feeling Stuck? Questions to Ask Yourself To become Unstuck

Dumb Little Man

Do you currently feel stuck? Have you been working your finger to the bones and yet you feel that you aren’t making any headway? Has life just been keeping you in the dumps? Feeling stuck can be the most frustrating feeling you will ever have in your life.

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Easy event management

Practically Perfect PA

We recently worked with Gallus Events who managed our Assist Travel event in London. The event management was seamless and one of the main reasons was because they used an online event registration / management platform called Eventbrite.

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Book Review: Raw Deal - How the Uber Economy is Screwing American Workers

Small Business Labs

Steven Hill's  Raw Deal: How the "Uber Economy and Runaway Capitalism are Screwing the American Worker  makes no attempt at being balanced.

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November Productivity Form Released

Simple Productivity Blog

In 2014 I decided I wanted to release monthly productivity forms with a seasonal theme. Fun tools make it more likely I will use them, and honestly, I get bored with the plain old print and line forms. In 2015 I decided to continue this tradition.

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How to Help Your Company Spot the Next Big Thing

On The Job

If only there was really such a thing as spidey-sense. The ability of Spider-Man to sense things about to go terribly wrong would be of great benefit to many businesses today. Teams would know to stay away from innovations that no one wants. Leaders would know the projects that are about to implode.

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The Paperless Payroll

Eco-Office Gals

Almost all of the positons worked in today’s offices and cubicles around the world are worked entirely with technology. Be it computers, phones, tablets, and other digital devices, seldom will you find a position that doesn’t utilize at least a computer.

9 Things to Let Go to Find Ultimate Happiness

Dumb Little Man

Obtaining happiness doesn’t always have to be about gaining. When we think about things that would make us happy we usually find ourselves daydreaming about things we could add on to life: new house, beautiful car, a great lover, a fancy job, an amazing vacation, etc.

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How going digital can make business events more valuable

Practically Perfect PA

Networking events are vital to the visibility of a business and present valuable opportunities to build strategic relationships. The importance of such events is no secret. 375 billion a year is spent on events worldwide with £40 billion of that being spent in the UK.

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Correct This Sign

Business Writing

This sign includes several subtle errors. Can you find and correct them? Please share your brief corrections--no need to rewrite the content. I will post my corrections on November 16. Enjoy the weekend! Lynn Syntax Training. Proofreading Punctuation Pointers

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Millennials and Bleisure Travel

Small Business Labs

Regular readers know we like new buzz words here at Small Business Labs. So we had to post on "Bleisure" - a term describing the blending of business and leisure travel. According to CNN , Bleisure travel is defined as: a term used to define professionals who are shunning the all-work-and-no-fun grind of business trips by mixing them with vacation time.

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6 Rules for Giving Gifts at Work

On The Job

With Cyber Monday in full swing, it's bound to dawn on you sooner or later that you need to consider what -- if any -- gifts you will give co-workers or your boss. This can be a tricky road to navigate, and some people get it so wrong that it causes a rift in the office for months to come.

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Black Friday through Cyber Monday 2015: WordPress Deals Your Website Will Love!

Eco-Office Gals

I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for, including Eco-Office Gals. I could never ask for a better gift then the ability to be my own boss and work with some of the most amazing clients.

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5 Ways to Start Putting Yourself First

Dumb Little Man

There’s often a bad stigma that is attached with putting yourself first. You feel guilty and worry about what others think. But at the same time you know the benefits that come from taking care of yourself first. After all, how are you going to give to others if your cup is not full?

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What is going on with your Exec?

Practically Perfect PA

The key to success in this role is a great relationship between the assistant and their boss. That kinda goes without saying right? Yes it kinda does… but actually it can be pretty difficult maintaining any good relationship when there are a gazillion other things going on.

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