Sat.Apr 21, 2018 - Fri.Apr 27, 2018

Five great books about verbal communication

Practically Perfect PA

If you look at any job application for an Assistant role, you will find something about communication skills. It is a must-have in our profession.

2018 223

5 Easy Ways To Save Money

Dumb Little Man

No matter how well we’re told the economy is doing, we still quite often feel financially squeezed. From rent to the price of dinner, various living costs can take their toll on our bank accounts and leave us with precious little left over at the end of the month.

2018 203

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More Americans Facing a Rent Burden

Small Business Labs

Nearly 43 million U.S. households rented their homes in 2016, which is about 9.3 million more than in 2004. 

2018 198

Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day!

Office Dynamics

A message from Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International: Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day! The team at Office Dynamics is grateful for each and every one of you. You have enriched our lives, challenged us to think big, and honor us by supporting our work.

What makes the Virtual Summit different?

Practically Perfect PA

Last weekend I was reading through some posts on an Executive Assistant Facebook Group and on the EA’s had written a post about the training available for Assistants. In the post, she said that she didn’t know what training to attend because it all seemed pretty similar.

2018 161

4 Ways You Can Make Money Online By Selling Old Stuff

Dumb Little Man

Yard sales are one of the most famous ways to sell your old stuff, but it is one of the most excruciating parts of selling anything. Nowadays, several online platforms have made it super easy for you to sell old stuff and make a quick buck. There are a few methods that I’ve tried personally and would like to share with you all so that you can get rid of your clutter in a really beneficial way.

2018 171

Most Small Business Owners Positive About Automation Technology (Including its Impact on Employment)

Small Business Labs

Despite all the noise about an automation and A.I. driven jobless future, small business owners are mostly positive about automation technology. They're even positive about how automation technology will impact their firm's staffing levels.

2018 193

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You think you know Travelodge?

Practically Perfect PA

Travelodge has been around for 33 years, and so it’s a well-known brand BUT not a brand that many people REALLY know – it’s grown and changed almost unrecognisably since it became Britain’s first budget hotel chain in 1985 and we bet it’s not the Travelodge you think you know… TLQF (Travelodge Quick Facts) 546 […].

2018 156

One Simple Trick to Get Rid of the #1 Workplace Productivity Killer

Dumb Little Man

Coworkers, emails, phone calls, customers or clients…. The amount of things that can distract us from our responsibilities in a work day is enormous. Normally, we don’t resist these distractions and we end up switching over to them because want to. This kind of multi-tasking kills our ability to be productive. Scientific studies have shown that we lose 40% of our time due to switching between tasks. That means that we’re losing 16 hours of our work week by multitasking alone.

2018 167

Startup Raises $20 Million to Build an Electronics Manufacturing Plant in San Francisco

Small Business Labs

San Francisco is not a cheap place to locate a business, especially a manufacturing business. It's one of the world's most expensive real estate markets and has some of the highest labor costs in the U.S. 

2018 192

Is Mindfulness the Real Secret to Career Success?

On The Job

If there's one trend that has continued to grow in popularity in the business world it's mindfulness. I've written on the subject many times, and interviewed many experts, including Deepak Chopra.

2018 189

Optimize Office Efficiency by Regularly Maintaining Equipment

Eco-Office Gals

Running a business or even maintaining an office can be a costly proposition. The average office building will spend roughly 19 percent of their total expenditures on energy alone — and between 54 and 71 percent of that just on lighting, heating and cooling.

How To Work And Travel The World: 10 Helpful Tools

Dumb Little Man

The difference between office and remote jobs is not in the place of work but in the freedom and responsibility. There is no boss who forces you to work and pays the salary at the end of the month. On the contrary, remote workers get paid only for what they actually do. The competition is harsh: there are millions of orders and potential executors so you have to fight for your client. Three years ago, I left my office job and after a few attempts, I decided to stick to online marketing.

2018 157

Are You An Aspiring Writer?

Office Dynamics

Are you an aspiring writer? What about an aspiring writer involved in the administration field? Are you looking to add to your writing experience? Well, you’re in luck!

2018 166

5 Ways to Fix Workplace Drama

On The Job

If you feel like your workplace has more drama than an episode of "Grey's Anatomy," it may be time to think about how such turmoil affects your career and whether you need to make some changes in your own behavior.

2018 184

How to Use Charity to Develop Your Brand

Small Business CEO

Americans are the most charitable people in the world. Private philanthropy in the US has the size of around 1.4% of the country’s GDP, which is almost twice as much as the next most charitable country in the world, Canada.

2018 87

Building Your Personal Brand: 3 Ways To Stand Above The Noise

Dumb Little Man

When people think about brands it’s easy to picture the titans of industry. The Apple’s, Amazon’s, Walmart’s, Coke’s and Google’s of the world are established brands that customers gravitate towards. However, you don’t have to be part of a big-name company to establish a strong personal brand. In today’s ever more competitive business landscape, it’s even more important to differentiate yourself from your competitors.

2018 156

Idioms and Expressions That Refer to Eating

Daily Writing Tips

This post discusses a number of idiomatic expressions that refer literally or figuratively to consuming food and include some form of the word eat.

2018 71

Your Email App is Not Your To Do List


Let me get this out of the way: Emails do not always include tasks within them. I want to clarify this point because it’s important to recognize that when you receive an email, it may not require any further action. It may just be a piece of information that stands on its own.

2018 60

Does a Virtual Office Address Help Your Branding?

Small Business CEO

A Virtual Address definitely helps you to improve your branding efforts. The toughest part of running a lean SME is that you just can’t budget for an office in a prestigious area of the city.

2018 74

How to Vape Safely: 12 Tips and Tricks

Dumb Little Man

Vaping has taken the world by storm with more and more people getting interested in it and buying their own vaping kits. While this can be a safer alternative than smoking, it comes with its own hazards. Discover these tips and tricks on how to vape safely so you can continue to enjoy your vaping experience. Charge Your Device with the Manufacturer’s Charger.

2018 153

7 Surprising Reasons Public Safety Is At Risk In 2018

Dumb Little Man

Public safety is (and has always been) a major concern. Moving into 2018 and the future, there are many possible new public safety risks that companies and individuals need to be aware of. Are you aware of all the issues faced by the public today?

2018 264

Using Augmented Reality Tech To Save Collaboration

Dumb Little Man

We’ve all been to meetings that could have been emails. You walk in and everyone is sitting around the table with their laptops in front of them and their phones in their hand. No one is really interacting in a way that could not be done from their desks. Why even have the meetings then?

10 Link Building Strategies That Deliver

Dumb Little Man

Link-building strategies form, without a doubt, the backbone of any successful SEO and organic reach. But in the complexity of choosing the best methods, how do we know which ones work best? In this article, we have chosen 10 of the most effective link-building strategies that can actually improve your site’s ranking and conversion. Skyscraper technique. Via Find link-worthy content. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel when it comes down to content creation.

2018 162

4 Steps To Supercharge Your Business Focus

Small Business CEO

Sometimes the best thing that you can do for your business is learning how to focus. Focus on the little things that matter. Focus on your broader picture in context. Focus on your target audience. Focus on your budget.

2018 69

Finding Your Flavour – How to Get Into the World of Hospitality

Small Business CEO

The hospitality industry is all about the relationship between a guest and a host. If you’re looking to get into the food and beverage world, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind before taking out a loan or making a large investment. Photo credit: [link]. Find Your Size.

2018 67

What Does Web Application Penetration Mean

Small Business CEO

Web Application Penetration Testing is the procedure which uses penetration testing methods on a web app to find vulnerabilities. The process uses either manual or automated tests to spot any vulnerability, security issues, or threats to web applications.

2018 65

Top 5 Payment Methods One Can Use For Buying Traffic

Small Business CEO

Traffic providing to the website has become a serious business. A mix of paid and organic traffic is required for promoting the website to achieve the desired results. Page views buying is a common phenomenon followed by the content driven web properties to attract the customers in large numbers.

2018 63

Lawsuits For or Against You and Your Business

Small Business CEO

Even though you would probably prefer that your business never gets involved in any lawsuit, there are lots of different instances where it can happen. Sometimes they’re your fault. Sometimes they are not.

2018 61

How Do We Adopt ITIL Outside IT?

Small Business CEO

“Can you adopt ITIL outside of IT” was the first question when I interviewed for a service desk job 4 years ago. “No, No, ITIL is specifically designed for IT”, was my innocent answer back then. It sounded like a crazy idea, then, when I didn’t have a clear understanding of how businesses run.

2018 60

Top Considerations for Mobile App Development for SMBs

Small Business CEO

Smartphones are an essential tool in most people’s day to day routine. Have to keep organized? Use your calendar app. Need to get to a meeting across town? Drop the location in your GPS app and head off. Trying to find the best local eatery? Hit up Yelp.

2018 56

3 Ways to Transform Your Small Retail Space to Increase Footfall & Sales

Small Business CEO

A small retail space is an ideal choice for budget-constrained business owners as they don’t require a significant investment. However, making the most out of the area can be challenging, from making checkout convenient for shoppers to having enough ample space for your items.

2018 56

FHA Loans for Small Business Owners

Small Business CEO

When you own a small business, the phrase “home sweet home” can also mean “business sweet business” as everything overlaps. If you have a home-based business or have money tied up in developing your startup, it can be challenging to get a mortgage.

2018 56

Incentives and Workplace Strategies to Motivate Your Staff

Small Business CEO

The average employee spends more time in the office than they do sleeping or enjoying time with their friends and family. When they spend that much time in the workplace, it is only natural that it is going to impact their mood and willingness to perform efficiently.

2018 56

The Workcation Weekend with Holly Worton


On this episode of the podcast, I spoke with Holly Worton. Holly helps entrepreneurs dissolve their blocks and limiting beliefs around money and success. We discussed how Holly has a “Workcation Weekend” at a hotel once per month and uses this time to write books, rebrand her website and more.

2018 52