Sat.May 07, 2016 - Fri.May 13, 2016

Why People Work in Coffee Shops and Why This Means Coworking Will Continue to Grow

Small Business Labs

I ran across a really interesting post in Medium titled What are People Working on in Coffee Shops ? The title is a bit misleading. It's really about what people are working on in a single coffee shop in Venice Beach, a hip and trendy L.A. beach community just north of Santa Monica. 

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A day in the life: Kitty Reigate, EA at Pizza Express

Practically Perfect PA

What are the main aspects of your role? I am the Executive Assistant to Richard Hodgson, the CEO and Andy Pellington, CFO of PizzaExpress Ltd.

2016 207

What Your Company Must Do to Succeed Digitally

On The Job

A recent survey of 2,000 business and technology executives by PwC finds that that there is a direct link between digital investment and corporate performance.

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How to Learn Anything Online for Free

Dumb Little Man

The first thing most people worry about when they want to learn something is money. They think of buying books or enrolling in paid courses. The problem is these books and courses can be expensive. Some of them may be affordable, but perhaps you need the extra cash for something else.

2016 207

Top 10 Signs Coworking is Entering the Mainstream

Small Business Labs

The annual U.S.    Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC)  was held last week in Los Angeles. Based on what we saw, heard and learned, coworking is entering the mainstream. Our top 10 reasons why are: 1.

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Your business travel tips

Practically Perfect PA

A few weeks ago I asked you to send in your best travel tips – and well loads of you did! Thank you, thank you! I knew you had some great tricks up your sleeves! Here are your business travel tips… Travel Apps . Sign yourself and your boss up for “Tripit Pro” travel App.

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5 Ways to Communicate Like a Visionary Leader

On The Job

Is good communication an art or a science? While most people have considered it an art, Wharton People Analytics Initiative Co-Director Cade Massey says that Big Data may provide the most important clues about what makes a leader a great communicator.

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More Trending

ProFinder - LinkedIn's Freelance Talent Marketplace Targets Upwork

Small Business Labs

LinkedIn has quietly launched ProFinder , it's online talent marketplace.    It was first released in last fall , but at the time it was a bit unclear how serious LinkedIn was about ProFinder. That's no longer the case.

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How Your Sock Choice Determines First Impressions on an Interview

Job Advice Blog

We’ve recently seen an increasing trend in today’s popular media: the rise of the so-called “crazy socks.”

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Are You a Punctuation Master?

Business Writing

Punctuation experts: See whether you can find a variety of punctuation errors sprinkled throughout the business letter below. In some places, punctuation is missing; in others, it's unnecessary or wrong. Find and correct the errors, but do not change the. Punctuation Pointers

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Fit For Life? 5 Reasons Why Former Athletes Fail To Keep Their Shape And 5 Ways To Get It Back

Dumb Little Man

Athletes are seen as physical specimens, dedicated to their sport, and competitive to a fault. Their bodies are machines and their focus is laser sharp on their goals. What happens when the playing days are over?

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New Coworking Video; GCUC Conference Presentations

Small Business Labs

A new coworking video was released last week at the GCUC coworking conference.    It's short (2:30), to the point and nicely covers the reasons coworking has become so popular. It features the results of our coworking member survey.

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Organising business travel is changing… Are you?

Practically Perfect PA

So, according to recent studies, the amount organizations spend on business travel is increasing year on year. Our Executives are hoping on flights, checking into far flung destinations and attending meetings all over the world. This means that the amount of time assistants spends organising business travel is only going to grow.

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How Bad Writing Wrecked a Burrito

Business Writing

I bought an "all natural" frozen burrito made with an organic tortilla, black beans, and basmati rice. Eager for lunch, I followed these heating instructions: MICROWAVE OVEN Puncture the plastic lid seal covering the tray several times with a fork. Writing Tips

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The 5 Benefits of Puzzles Solving for Adult

Dumb Little Man

For a long time now, philosophers have questioned and developed physiological and psychological quests that demand determination, patience, and logic to work out.

2016 201

Useful Tips That Will Help You Get to Inbox Zero

Productivity Bits

Email – possibly one of the greatest inventions of recent times and also possibly the bane of many people’s existence. Can you remember that lovely feeling when you first set-up your email account and there was only a couple of welcome messages? Akin to the sense of satisfaction that comes with a tidy house, that feeling fades as your inbox loses its shine and winds up crammed with a glut of superfluous mail. Don’t despair – there are ways to salvage the situation.

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When “Start” Begins to Creep into Your Writing

Office Dynamics

This is part of a series by editor Barbara McNichol to provide tips that help you write like a pro. Do you have a habit of frequently starting a sentence with the word “start” or “begin”?

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Testing

Job Advice Blog

This is a test

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5 Reasons to Join a Sorority

Dumb Little Man

We’ve all watched movies with a typical sorority house throwing a real banger or hazing the crap out of their pledges. But does this really depict the reality of what sorority life has to offer?

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4 Reasons Print is Still Valuable to Small Businesses

Small Business CEO

There is much debate over whether print marketing is dead or not as some argue that because we have entered the age of the digital, it has made print obsolete. However, there is plenty to suggest print is still extremely important and valuable in today’s business market.

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How to Build Consensus in Place of Conflict

Office Dynamics

As more companies embrace the spirit of teamwork, you must learn to work with other people and truly become a team player to get the work done and help your organization be more competitive.

2016 132

3 Things To Help You Get Your Focus Back When You’ve Lost It

Productivityist

“One way to boost our will power and focus is to manage our distractions instead of letting them manage us.” ” – Daniel Goleman. It took me a long time to write this piece. I found myself researching quotes (finally settling on the very appropriate Daniel Goleman one above), which led me to other websites that had nothing to do with what I was really writing about. Then I started to think about the things I haven’t been focusing on as much as I should.

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How to Play Classic MS Doc Games on Mac?

Dumb Little Man

After entering into our twenties or thirties. we feel like we are not playing MS Doc games on our computers or phones, which were one of our favorite’s during our childhoods.

2016 188

Limit Expenses as an SME – 5 Actionable Points

Small Business CEO

As an SME it’s easy to rack up more expenses than what you are generating in revenue. Spending on suppliers, vendors, employee perks and taxes can get out of hand in the blink of an eye unless carefully planned.

70 Idioms with Heart

Daily Writing Tips

Idioms that refer to what is the fanciful seat of our emotions as well as the factual core of our circulatory system are understandably numerous. Here’s a list of phrases and expressions that include heart and, for the most part, pertain to human feelings.

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How To Learn Something New Every Day (And Actually Do Something With It)

Productivityist

This is a guest post by Niklas Goeke. Nik is a freelance writer and habit coach, sharing his best lessons as step-by-step guides on niklasgoeke.com. He previously taught you how to become an essentialist on Productivityist , and now he’s back to show you what to do with the extra time you saved there. Do you know how much information you consume every day? Take a guess in gigabytes (GB).

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How to Make Mushroom Bread

Dumb Little Man

You have the pasta sauce bubbling away; onions, peppers and mushrooms are all simmering in a rich, tangy meat sauce. You only need to put the pasta on to boil and dinner will be within your grasp, but wait0151 what about the bread? You forgot the bread?

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CEOs: How to Pick your Second Passport?

Small Business CEO

The number of countries offering citizenship by investment programmes has been growing at a fast pace in the past few years.

2016 62

Parallel Structure Supports Meaning

Daily Writing Tips

A lack of parallel structure in sentence construction can lead to confusion. Make sure that statements are scaffolded correctly to convey the intended meaning, as explained and demonstrated in the discussions to and revisions of the following sentences.

2016 65

The Productivityist Podcast: Finding Your Signature Strengths with Scott Barlow

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast I speak with the founder of Happen To Your Career, Scott Barlow. We dive into how you can go about finding you strengths – specifically your “signature strengths” and how tapping into those strengths can be a real boon to your productivity. Relevant Links. About Scott Barlow. Happen to Your Career. Strengths Finder 2.0 – What is this Witchcraft? Happen to Your Career. Resources at Happen to Your Career. Scott Anthony Barlow (@scottabarlow) | Twitter.

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More Exercise Tips for Winter

Dumb Little Man

Winter can put askew all well laid down fitness plans. Warm indoors and comfort food lure us away from staying in shape. Let us look at some pointers to see how to make best of workouts in winters. • The paramount thing is to be solutions focused. Focus can solve a lot of issues.

2016 176

Handling Tech Issues with Online Conferencing

Small Business CEO

The way modern business is conducted is changing quickly, and it is important not to be left behind. Rapidly evolving technology is giving us the chance to do more than we ever thought possible, both in and out of the office.

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3 Examples of How Semicolons Strengthen a Sentence

Daily Writing Tips

Semicolons help clarify construction of sentences.

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Three Tips For Protecting Your Business Online

Small Business CEO

When it comes to doing business online, there are plenty of areas where you business could face danger. From hackers crashing your website and stealing information from you and your customers, to adware and spyware making use of your computer a pain, and costing you a good deal of money.

2016 57

PPI Refunds: Claiming What Is Rightfully Yours with A Little Assistance

Small Business CEO

Money matter needs careful consideration whenever it is about any kind of loan or insurance. People who are taking loans for any purpose are bound to repay it later. Unfortunately, the insurance that you take is not really exactly what you need (read: Claiming would be a problem.).

2016 57

How to Address a Stranger

Daily Writing Tips

A frequent source of miscommunication is to assume that the people we address attach the same connotation and meaning to words that we do. A case in point is a recent letter-to-the-editor in my local paper.

2016 60

Connotations of “Secretary”

Daily Writing Tips

Secretary is formed from secret. The noun suffix -ary comes from a Latin masculine form and means “belonging to or engaged in.” ” The first “secretaries” were men who kept records and wrote letters for kings, i.e., they were people who could be trusted to keep secrets of state.

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