Sat.Sep 10, 2016 - Fri.Sep 16, 2016

5 Women Entrepreneurs Who Failed Before Becoming Millionaires

Dumb Little Man

Did you know that most of the successful women entrepreneurs today suffered dismal failures before? Not all people see failures as a turning point. For most of us, it’s generally game over. Once we see a dead end, we suddenly stop chasing our goals.

2016 285

"As a Freelancer My Career is a Constant Classroom."

Small Business Labs

One of the more interesting findings from the Intuit On-Demand Economy (ODE) study is the large number of people who say learning new skills is a key reason they work in the ODE.    Across the entire sector, 17% of ODE workers listed this as a reason.

2016 280

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Win an award-winning Brother office labeller

Practically Perfect PA

We’ve teamed up with technology specialist Brother to give you the chance to win a state-of-the-art office labeller.

2016 209

9 Ways To Choose Where You Place Your Attention

Office Dynamics

I hope your September is off to a good start. We are quite busy here at Office Dynamics getting ready for our big administrative conference in Las Vegas starting October 10. It’s always a lot of work but we love hosting more than 400 assistants from around the world.

2016 244

Top 7 Ways to Improve Your Productivity

Dumb Little Man

When you have a lot of things to work on, maintaining your productivity level can be a struggle. You can easily feel exhausted and bored to the point that you’ll find it hard to even finish a single task.

2016 285

Millennials Driving Pet Humanization Trend

Small Business Labs

Millennials, and especially millennial men, love their pets. According to the Washington Post's Millennials are picking pets over people  71 percent of men between the ages of 18 and 34 have dogs (versus 62 percent of women), while 48 percent have cats (versus 35 percent of women).

2016 239

Is Depression Affecting Your Career Success?

On The Job

I remember the first time I wrote about depression in the workplace. It was more than 20 years ago, and the response was immediate and surprising. So many people responded with: "I thought I was the only one going through this" or "I don't know how I'm going to make it."

2016 205

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How to Get Rid of Lily Pollen Stains

Dumb Little Man

Love those beautiful, eye-catching lilies, but having difficulty removing pollen stains ? Lilies are exotic flowers. They are beautiful in appearance and will delight you with their fragrance and colors.

2016 284

OfferUp Raises $119 Million to Take On Craigslist

Small Business Labs

In an interesting example of how technology driven disruption is speeding up, Craigslist competitor OfferUp just raised $119 million.    It wasn't that long ago that print newspapers made large sums of money selling classified ads.

2016 221

How Companies Can Avoid Costly Wrong Turns

On The Job

You might think that Mickey Mouse is Walt Disney’s greatest creation, but that little mouse with the big ears isn’t what has kept the company so profitable all these years. It was something else that Disney created: his corporate theory. That doesn’t sound near as cute or engaging as Mickey, but it proved to be the invention that would put the company on the path to continually creating value. More important, it saved the Disney company when it became the target of a hostile takeover in 1984.

2016 122

What You Don’t Know About Commercial Insurance Might Cost You

Small Business CEO

Commercial insurance is a cost that is an inevitable part of running a small business. Many business owners look at it as a type of tax that is just part of being in business.

2016 108

8 Inspiring Habits of Happy People

Dumb Little Man

Happiness is a subjective thing. Some people perceive happiness as being content, while others see it as feeling healthy. Regardless of its definition, there are certain habits of happy people that give them their positive disposition in life. Here are some of them: 1. They Live Every Moment of Life.

2016 283

5 Types of Punctuation Problems

Daily Writing Tips

Each of the following sentences omits or misuses punctuation, resulting in possible confusion when a word or phrase is attached to a main clause or a transition occurs. Discussion and revision explain and resolve each error. He has no clue period. What is a clue period? There is no such thing.

2016 99

The Ultimate Virtual Reality Helmet

Brilliantly Better

Lately I’ve been curios about Virtual Reality (or, in short VR). This technology seems to make big steps towards mass adoption. Big companies (including Facebook, with its own Oculus Rift) are already shipping advanced products. So, the other day I… The post The Ultimate Virtual Reality Helmet appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

2016 54

How Reverse Mortgage Will Help Save Your Business

Small Business CEO

As a small business CEO, you know that businesses go through cycles. Sometimes business is so good that you can’t keep up with demand. Other times, it seems like the market is stuck in the mud. Customers are not coming through the door and your expenses keep piling up. What can you do?

2016 105

3 Management Books Every Upcoming Entrepreneur Must Read

Dumb Little Man

Some books can linger in your memory for a long time. There are books that can shake you from within while others can make you a better human being. The books in this list did all those things to me. Through them, I felt I became a better decision maker and communicator.

2016 281

Atheists, Agnostics, and Apostates

Daily Writing Tips

What’s the difference between an atheist and an agnostic? As with most words, the answer lies in the etymological origins of the words. Atheist stems, through atheism , from the French word athéisme , which pertains to a lack of belief in God, or in any deity.

2016 95

The Productivityist Podcast: Craig Ballantyne


This episode I’m joined by Craig Ballantyne of Early to Rise. Craig is the creator of The Perfect Day Formula and during our discussion we chat about his thoughts on Stoicism, how the mind is the real gateway (or barrier) to establishing better days, how he handles email, and the rule he crafted that has gotten shared all over the web (and received its share of praise and criticism in the process).

2016 50

The Integral Nature of Optimized Internet Presence

Small Business CEO

Crunching Some Numbers. Approximately 90% of search engine traffic stays on the first Search Engine Results Page (SERP). Making your business appear in the results of the first page can definitely help generate proper leads.

2016 103

How To Find Great Ideas For Writing A Story

Dumb Little Man

Many writers, both professionals and beginners, often struggle to come up with good ideas for writing a story. Some of them even struggle to the point of quitting. Contrary to what most people believe in, writing inspirations don’t just appear out of the blue.

2016 277

It’s A Great Time to be a Freelance Writer!

Daily Writing Tips

Technology certainly created a period of prosperity for writers all around the world. Before the advent of the Web making money as a freelance writer was relatively difficult, because you had a limited number of local publications to work with.

2016 92

How to Become a Visual Marketing Wizard – 10 Tantalizing Tips for Busy Business Builders

Andrea Kalli

According to data from eMarketer, two-thirds of North American marketers indicated that visual content was crucial to their brand marketing efforts ( With an ever-increasing appetite for this type of content, brand marketers can’t afford to treat visuals like an afterthought.

2016 109

How to Leverage High Tech Employee Training Programs

Small Business CEO

Over time, software has experienced so many upgrades that unless you have been using the software for some time and have been adapting to each new version, you will find the subtle distinctions to have added up to quite a bit of complexity.

2016 101

The Change in the Meaning of Manhood Through Time

Dumb Little Man

Before, men were expected to be gallant, knightly and perfect. Today, the meaning of manhood involves taking full responsibility for one’s actions and being brave enough to stand by his words. Men can now be as transparent as women in terms of their feelings, ideas and beliefs.

2016 274

Style Quiz #1: Months, Days, and Years in Dates

Daily Writing Tips

All but one of the following sentences demonstrate incorrect style for styling dates according to The Chicago Manual of Style ; revise the style of the number as necessary: 1. I’ll expect you on the 25th, then. The study was concluded on 8/22/13. Registration will close on March 31st, 2013.

2016 91

Why Is It So Hard To Be Good?

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever heard of Mussar ? Believe it or not, it is believed that the Jews invented self-help over 1000 years ago. During that period, the Rabbinic scholars were also in the midst of trying to understand goodness and human nature.

2016 265

What Small Businesses Can Learn about Cyber Security from Corporate Solutions like Strixus

Small Business CEO

One of the major concerns that small businesses have is in finding the resources for Cyber Threat Detection that large corporations have at their disposal.

5 Ideas to Promote Your New Business

Small Business CEO

Promoting a business is like trying to become healthy. A yearly visit to the doctor won’t make you fit, but a daily exercise routine will. The same is true for your company.

Building a Brand: Important for Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

Surprisingly, there is a substantial amount of small businesses that don’t understand the importance of building their brand. The assumption when most people hear the word brand is that it applies to how cool or memorable your logo is or how catchy the name might be.

2016 96

Understanding Unsecured Business Loans

Small Business CEO

As a business manager you often end up in the situation in which you need some cash fast. It might be due to the fact that you have liquidity problems or it may be as you want to make a small investment.

2016 94

3 Tips for Finding Success Amid Professional Sabotage

Small Business CEO

Working at a demanding job is hard enough without having a peer or supervisor who seems to be undermining or even sabotaging you at every turn.

2016 85

The Top Mistakes Businesses Make with Big Data

Small Business CEO

The explosion of software, applications and overall technology designed to help with the management and usage of big data have had businesses of all types and sizes getting in the game.

2016 85

3 Tips To Help You Actually Enjoy Your Next Business Trip

Small Business CEO

Business travel can be very stressful. From taking time away from your normal office routine to missing your friends and family back home, it can be hard for anyone to actually enjoy a business trip regardless of the destination.

2016 82

What Is the Meaning of “Hack?”

Daily Writing Tips

The term hack , which entered general usage with a new, nontechnological sense of “solution” or “work-around,” as in the phrase “life hack,” in the previous decade has undergone an impressive divergence in meanings since it entered the English lexicon hundreds of years ago.

2016 69

Fundraising Rules That Small Business Owners Should Respect

Small Business CEO

Every single entrepreneur out there knows that there is a huge competition to get the money that investors have available. Fundraising is difficult, especially when you do not have experience and you do not know what to do.

2016 61

Could a Podcast Benefit Your Small Business?

Small Business CEO

If you’re running a small business, you’ve probably read dozens (if not hundreds) of articles telling you what you should be doing with your digital marketing.

2016 92