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6 International Travel Tips You’ll Find Handy

Dumb Little Man

Exploring world-class destinations, learning about unique cultures, and treating your taste buds with delicious foods is what traveling is about. And the fun of traveling multiplies if you are flying to a foreign destination, more if that’s your first international trip.

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More on Agility from Gallup and Catalant

Small Business Labs

After posting on corporations looking to increase their agility on Tuesday, we found two new reports on business agility in our mailbox on Wednesday. Gallup pointed us to their report The Real Future of Work: The Agility Issue.

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How to Identify Bad Career Advice

Eat Your Career

I’ve written a lot about bad career advice in the past. It’s funny how, once you start thinking it about it, you notice it everywhere. It’s like when you’re looking to buy a new car and then suddenly it seems like everyone in the world drives the exact make and model you want.

2018 178

Look at Your Written Messages Through an Editor’s Lens

Office Dynamics

Whenever you write something—a report, proposal, or sensitive email—you naturally don a writer’s hat. But don’t stop there. You’re not finished! It’s time to scrutinize and then fine-tune what you’ve crafted. Start with this question: Does every word contribute to conveying your intended message?

2018 212

9 Useful Tips On How To Get Out of Debt Quickly

Dumb Little Man

Are you or someone in your household in debt? If so, you’re not alone. In 2018, it was estimated that the average American household had wracked up over $137,000 in debt.

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The State of the U.S. Heartland

Small Business Labs

Brookings and the Walton Family Foundation teamed up to produce The State of the Heartland. It's a detailed study of the U.S. Heartland using 26 socioeconomic variables to assess how the region's economy has been performing since the Great Recession. trends

2018 183

I Found 7 Nuggets of Business Wisdom In Quotes [with Sharable Memes]

Tips From T. Marie

Everyone loves quotes. Little tidbits of wisdom shared by historical figures, celebrities, authors; just about anyone really. As part of my job, I often find myself searching for quotes on various topics and turning them into shareable memes for some of my clients.

2018 143

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5 Things That Can Bring More Satisfaction In Your Life

Dumb Little Man

Life in an urban settlement can be hectic. There is that traffic you need to traverse through in order to reach the office on time. Then, you need to make sure that you are meeting up with your deadlines.

2018 247

The Virtual Summit October 2018: What did you miss?

Practically Perfect PA

Last Friday, 19th October 2018, we hosted our third Virtual Summit for Executive Assistants around the world, and I’ve got to say, so far the feedback has been fantastic! We had just over 650 Assistants book onto the Virtual Summit, which is more than we have had at any previous Summit.

2018 130

Corporations Embracing Agility, Leading to Greater Use of Contingent Labor

Small Business Labs

Earlier this year McKinsey released another in their series of future of work reports, Skill Shift: Automation and the Future of the Workforce. The key finding from our perspective is that corporations are increasingly agility as a key business requirement. gig economy

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Conference for Administrative Professionals – Welcome Reception

Office Dynamics

Starlight Welcome Reception – 10/23/2018. The Starlight Welcome Reception was a fun event! Conference attendees mingled and enjoyed hot appetizers, dessert and drinks while a “Rat Pack” Vegas crooner entertained us with lounge music. His playlist was wonderful.

The Accomplishment Journal: A Yardstick Against Your Life

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever gathered all of your professional and personal accomplishments into a single document? An accomplishment journal isn’t equal to your CV, credentials or acquired skills.

2018 239

The One Thing That Can Improve Feedback

On The Job

It's pretty much a given that everyone hates performance reviews, which is why more companies are urging managers to give "continuous feedback." What this looks like can vary: "Great job, Susan, on that presentation." John, I think you need a little more research on that report."

2018 163

Finally, An Approachable Version of GTD

Simple Productivity Blog

Finally, an approachable version of Getting Things Done - written for teens, but applicable to the rest of us. Here's my review of the book. The post Finally, An Approachable Version of GTD appeared first on Laura Earnest. Books Getting Things Done Productivity Reviews aff

2018 130

Office Dynamics Administrative Conference – Wednesday Sessions

Office Dynamics

Following Joan’s remarks, the day rolled out with an array of fabulous speakers and the annual teambuilding event, one of Joan’s conference trademarks.

2018 184

How Often Does A Landlord Have To Replace Carpet Or Repaint In Rental Unit?

Dumb Little Man

The carpet is one of the most well-used items in a rental unit. Because of that, it can become very dirty over time. If you are planning on moving into a new home, it’s something you have to seriously look into.

2018 239

Research Shows Your Boss May Indeed Be Setting You Up to Fail

On The Job

Does your boss set you up to fail? Two decades ago, Jean-Francois Manzoni and Jean-Louis Barsoux wrote about their research showing that bosses often have a part in an employee's failure to succeed.

2018 130

Holding Back Your Backstory

Daily Writing Tips

Authors call the hidden part of a character’s life their “backstory.” ” When I was acting in plays, directors might ask me to decide what my character was doing before the scene began.

2018 104

4 Tips for Saving Time in the Back Office

Small Business CEO

Back offices are where a lot of the work that it takes for a business to operate happens. And, while consumers only see the front office, the back office is often where the overhead starts adding up and time is spent.

2018 84

7 Surprising Things You Do Every Day That Damage The Environment

Dumb Little Man

Climate change has reached crisis levels. A recent IPCC report warned that humans have until 2030 to turn the situation around or risk a catastrophe that could worsen the lives of hundreds of millions of people.

2018 235

Conference for Administrative Assistants and Executive Assistants – Opening Session

Office Dynamics

October 24, 2018. We enjoyed a fabulous breakfast buffet (so much food!) at TBones upscale restaurant. Large tables made for great breakfast conversation with admins from throughout the country and around the globe. I met Charlotte and Chris from Amarillo.

2018 218

30 Sports Idioms

Daily Writing Tips

This post lists and defines terms derived from two or more distinct sports that by extension serve as idioms in other realms of endeavor outside athletics. The original meaning is provided in parentheses.).

2018 84

The Importance of Having a Strong Risk Culture

Small Business CEO

Every business has its own risk culture, as companies across all industries are exposed to a wide variety of hazards on a daily basis. The difference is how they deal with such risks and how successful these measures are in getting through to employees and forming the risk culture of a business.

2018 82

How Depression is Changing Internet Culture

Dumb Little Man

In 2016, the comedic YouTube creator iDubbbz uploaded a video of himself jumping off the back of a car into a wheelchair saying, “I have crippling depression.” He says these words self-deprecatingly and almost mockingly.

2018 232

5 Financial Blunders to Avoid This Holiday Season

Dumb Little Man

With Christmas and New Year just around the corner, you may now be expecting your wallet to empty up. You’re likely on a break from school or work and spending more time with your family and friends, going to different places to celebrate.

2018 221

How To Choose the Best TENS Unit for Home Use

Dumb Little Man

TENS machines come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and features. As a first time buyer, the long list of choices can frustrate, overwhelm and confuse you all at the same time.

2018 207

How Do I Get My Dishwasher To Stop Leaving White Powdery Film On My Glasses?

Dumb Little Man

Do you get that white powdery film on your glasses after you clean them in the dishwasher? Isn’t that annoying? Well, the good news is that removing white residue on glasses is actually easy. Here are a few things you can do make your glasses spotless after wash: Dishwasher Cleaning and Maintenance. Via The first thing you want to do is to ensure that your dishwasher parts are clean and in good working order.

2018 190

How to Use Video Marketing to Boost Your Traffic and Conversions

Dumb Little Man

With customers moving away from traditional ads, video marketing has become a critical marketing tactic. It builds trust and it’s an organic way to market brands by being interesting, useful, and easy to relate to.

2018 187

About American Manufacturing: What “Made In America” Really Means

Dumb Little Man

Take a moment to think about your closet and everything inside. Chances are a big portion has labels that read “Made in China” or “Made in Bangladesh” Maybe a few pieces have a proud “Made in America’ tag, but we bet these pieces are a minority. Although consumers still rely on imported textiles and clothing and appreciate the lower price tag, there is something to be said for the quality of the items made and manufactured within our home country.

2018 159

Moving to San Diego with Your Business: Things to Know About

Small Business CEO

San Diego is a great city for business venture. It’s considered as one of the best U.S. cities for startups. These 14 entrepreneurs can vouch for that.

2018 79

Definitions and Glosses

Daily Writing Tips

A definition is a phrase or sentence (or more) that explains the meaning of a term, and a gloss is a brief definition offered parenthetically after the term. This post includes examples of sentences in which definitions and glosses are erroneously presented.

2018 77

Entrepreneurship: 3 Myths and Misconceptions About Starting Your Own Business

Small Business CEO

Entrepreneurship is alive and well in the USA as each month the number of entrepreneurs is growing. Whether a person just starts something small on the side for extra income, or quits their job and works at their business full-time, it seems like starting a business is a popular way to make money.

2018 75

4 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Sharon Bush

Small Business CEO

Sharon Bush has proven herself to be resilient, generous, loving, and entrepreneurial despite life’s problems. Emulating her ability to overcome adversity and subsequently flourish, one can find valuable life lessons that will help them succeed.

2018 74

Branding Your Business: Everything You Need for Small Business

Small Business CEO

Branding your business correctly is key to its success. Creating a brand that resonates with your customers gives your business a unique personality, and establishes a unique position in the marketplace.

2018 70

How to Protect All Your Valuable Business Gadgets

Small Business CEO

In the digital era, we’re all surrounded by electronic gadgets like smartphones, televisions, laptops, computers, Wi-Fi, and many other devices. We buy them from various ecommerce or small business supply platform sites.

2018 68

8 Common Mistakes People Make When Applying for a Business Loan

Small Business CEO

Starting your own business has never been an easy thing to do, as it brings a number of difficulties and challenges. All business owners have their ups and downs, some of them even having to find ways to avoid business bankruptcy.

2018 68