Sat.Mar 23, 2019 - Fri.Mar 29, 2019

11 Surprising Reasons Why You Can’t Sleep

Dumb Little Man

Getting a good night’s sleep is critical to your mental and physical well-being. Few things are more frustrating than when you lay down, and you simply can’t go to sleep. We’re going outline several common but surprising reasons why you can’t sleep below.

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If You Are a Writer or an Editor, You Need This book

Business Writing

In an earlier post, I promised to review Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style "in a few days." That was more than three weeks ago. I've been savoring the book, making notes on every chapter.

2019 217

If time management is so obvious why don’t you have enough time?

Practically Perfect PA

If time management is so obvious why don’t you have enough time? Time Management is so obvious, and it’s unlikely you will read anything new in this blog post. So why should you keep reading? Simple, if you already ‘know what do to’…WHY aren’t you doing it?

2019 212

5 Things You Must Do When Providing References

On The Job

Once an employer gets around to checking your references, you may be feeling quite confident that a job offer is coming your way. Hold on. According to an Accountemps survey , one in three candidates are removed from job consideration after checking with their references.

2019 229

Startup SEO: 5 Tips to Get More Organic Traffic

Dumb Little Man

Many startup businesses believe that SEO is both time-consuming and too inefficient to provide traffic fast — but this is simply wrong!

2019 261

The desk is still messy.

Ian's Messy Desk

The post The desk is still messy. appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. It is almost four years since I last posted anything here. Now , it’s time to reactivate. Over the next while, I will add new content. The layout is somewhat old-school blog, and needs updating.

2019 155

Recruiting your replacement – where do you start?

Practically Perfect PA

When I started researching this topic, I found a whole load of articles on why businesses should never, and I mean NEVER, let the incumbent member of staff recruit their replacement.

2019 163

More Trending

The Booming Business Of Dogs

Dumb Little Man

In the United States today, there are nearly 90 million pet dogs – that’s 90 million snuggle buddies, fur babies, and best friends that rely on us to take care of them. In 2018, spending on pets exceeded $72 billion , putting the business of pets far ahead of countless other industries.

2019 258

Theme and Variations

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Theme and Variations appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. As I reactivate things here at Ian’s Messy Desk, there is going to be a bit of a shift in content.

2019 139

The solution-focused temp

Practically Perfect PA

Securing a forward-thinking and solution-focused temporary assistant is often high on priorities when executives enter the market for a new assistant. So how can you deliver your best self in such a short amount of time?

Administrative Professionals Day is Just Around the Corner

Office Dynamics

Here we go again! Administrative Professionals Week and Day will soon be upon us. The dates are April 22 – 26. Here at Office Dynamics, we love to celebrate administrative professionals of all walks of life in a big way.

How To Convince Your Boss To Let You Work Remotely

Dumb Little Man

You’re a 9-to-5 desk jockey chained to your cube. The ambient chatter of your co-workers has burned into your earholes. The worst part? You can do your job from anywhere and be more productive. Instead, you have to wake up at 6 am. It feels akin to crossing the Sahara desert with no camel.

2019 257

Counting the costs: What government funding for scientific research will cover?

The Small Business Blog

What Costs Can You Claim Through R&D Tax Credits? Finding out that the government could give you some money is always great news, especially when you’re a small business to whom it makes a real difference.

2019 150

Are you working in a hostile environment?

Practically Perfect PA

Everyone has the right to work in an environment that is based on respect and supports your wellbeing. This is the necessary level of care that every employer offices but, unfortunately, there are a lot of working environments that do not offer this to their employees.

Administrative Professionals Day Gifts

Office Dynamics

Where would you be without your administrative assistant? Who would handle all the nitty-gritty work that needs to be done plus the big picture stuff? Who would set up your travel and meetings and troubleshoot? Who has your back, no matter what?

7 Characteristics of A Broken, Undefined, and Unhappy Life

Dumb Little Man

Are you really living the life you want? We all have some characteristics that hold us back from the life we dream for ourselves. Motivational gurus constantly claim to have the answers and aren’t shy about telling us to do this and that.

2019 254

The Dumbest Habit That's Going to Hurt Your Career

On The Job

Whenever I get interviewed as a "career expert" I'm often asked: "What do you think it the biggest problem in the workplace today?" My answer? Communication."

2019 130

How to Protect Your Time and Energy by Creating Boundaries

Jen Lawrence

In our ever-connected world, we are being drained by our work. Access to email means your boss can find you wherever, whenever. Customers and colleagues are using social media for business at alarming rates.

2019 70

Administrative Assistants Working on a Team – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Ask an Admin is a place where administrative assistants and executive assistants can get advice…from each other! This peer to peer interaction allows us to not only make the administrative profession stronger but it also gives us a great way to network and interact with one another.

2019 140

How to Control Your Luck

Dumb Little Man

All of us have times when we feel down on our luck. You might have faced the difficulty of a relationship breakdown or missed out on the dream job that you were sure was going to transform your life for the better.

2019 242

Podcast 116: The perils of storage space

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play You can leave a review here! This is podcast 116 and it’s about the perils of storage space. Are you scared? You should be! I came across a post on the website Becoming Minimalist, which has some great tips on downsizing for families. This post cited statistics about how much stuff people own and how much room it takes up. Here are some of them.

2019 100

Mary Sue Test: Does Your Character Pass It?

Daily Writing Tips

Let’s say you’re writing a story that involves a character who’s smart, funny, gorgeous, and beloved by almost everyone. They sound great, right? Well, they might be. Or you might be inadvertently creating a “Mary Sue”. So what’s a Mary Sue … and why should you avoid using one in your story? Mary Sue Defined. A Mary Sue is a character who is way too good to be true.

2019 77

Time Management for Administrative Assistants – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

The questions keep flowing in so we will keep posting them! Ask an Admin has been a success because all of the great questions and the amazing answers that administrative assistants and executive assistants have been submitting. This week Lynda asks us: My 2019 development goal is time management.

2019 132

29 Brilliant Uses for Lip Balm

Dumb Little Man

With so many things to do on a daily basis, it’s only practical to find ways to do tasks in less time and with less products. All my life, I’ve looked for shortcuts and easier ways to do things.

2019 241

The One Degree Difference


I had eye surgery only days before writing this piece. It wasn’t a laser surgery designed to improve my eyesight, like so many of these surgeries are. Instead it was a surgery designed to prevent me from making my eyesight worse. (If

2019 75

How to Protect Your Time and Energy by Creating Boundaries

Jen Lawrence

In our ever-connected world, we are being drained by our work. Access to email means your boss can find you wherever, whenever. Customers and colleagues are using social media for business at alarming rates.

2019 52

How Your Website A/B Tests Can Benefit From Artificial Intelligence

Small Business CEO

How successful is your landing page? Could it be better? Should you place that Call-to-Action button at the top or bottom of your page? A/B tests help you test and control against a variable and find out which variable option determines the best response.

2019 73

Top 5 Small Kitchen Decorating Ideas

Dumb Little Man

I remember someone saying, “Home is where the heart is, and mine is always in the kitchen.”. I agree with this statement. The kitchen is not only a place to eat and dine, but it is much more than that.

2019 225

5 Things You’ll Love About Being A Men’s Hair Donor

Dumb Little Man

There are so many reasons why you should consider donating your hair. For one, it helps people undergoing radiation therapy and chemotherapy as they tend to lose hair during treatment. Donating hair can also help burn victims and those suffering from trichotillomania and alopecia.

2019 218

An Easy Way to Sell Your Old Car for Cash

Dumb Little Man

Are you stressed about that old, junk car lying in your backyard? Are you spending hours to look for a service that’s willing to buy it? We understand how stressful it can become when your car turns into a piece of junk, leaving you no choice but to sell it.

2019 212

And The Oscar For The Best Speech Goes To…

Dumb Little Man

Also called the Oscars, the Academy Awards is one of the most significant and highly anticipated annual events in the film industry. The set of awards is given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize cinematic excellence.

2019 194

5 Effective Budgeting Tips for Small Business Owners

Small Business CEO

Budgeting is an important part of running any business. For small businesses, being able to properly manage and account for all funds coming in and going out can make a huge difference to the amount of profits being made. Learn to create a business budget.

Tips for Finding a New Executive for Your Company

Small Business CEO

There is a significant difference between recruiting executives and the typical hiring process. You need to employ advanced recruiting strategies when searching for the best top-level talent. Here we will provide tips for hiring executives. Understand the Position and Sector.

2019 66

How to Choose The Right Logistics Plan for Your Business and Create a Lasting Relationship in The Process?

Small Business CEO

The importance of a good solid logistics plan in your business is paramount. Logistics is fundamental for many companies to go about their day to day activities.

2019 65

5 Business Ideas that Can Help Students with Their Assignments, College Life, and Everything Else in Between

Small Business CEO

Studies show that most businesses fail in their first quarter, which is a pointer to how difficult it can be to create a venture and run it successfully. Thus, you must be ready to make mistakes and learn vital lessons.

2019 65

8 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Career Change

Small Business CEO

A career change is an interesting journey — it always begins with the same question: what to do next? That’s the very first question one asks his or herself before considering a career transition. But how does that question come up? Well, first it’s a matter of how you feel.

2019 64

Just How Important is Customer Service?

Small Business CEO

We all hear so much about customer service, and the importance of it. However, in reality just how important of a role does it play in running a successful business, whether your store is a brick and mortar or online?