Sat.Jan 06, 2018 - Fri.Jan 12, 2018

10 things to consider before becoming a VA

Practically Perfect PA

Starting your own VA business and becoming a VA may currently be a dream for you, but you can easily make it your new reality, if you’re willing to put in the focus, time and effort. However, before you make the decision to make a leap to self-employment and your new VA business, you need […].

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U.S. Coworking Forecast: 2018 to 2022

Small Business Labs

Our U.S. coworking forecast projects continued growth for the U.S. coworking industry over the next 5 years.    Our forecast average annual growth rate for U.S. spaces over the forecast period (2017 to 2022) is, by coworking's standards, a relatively modest 9%. 

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Need A Productivity Boost? Here’s How Tea Can Help

Dumb Little Man

Tea is a popular drink all over the world for a lot of reasons. For one, it tastes good and it’s a good way to help you get more fluids. Plus, it’s available in several varieties. Apart from that, tea also comes with health benefits. It can even help you in boosting productivity and mental wellness. Now, if you are thinking of drinking tea for an energy boost, here’s what you need to know. It Contains Some Caffeine- But Not Too Much.

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How to Make Your Writing Flow

Business Writing

Do people tell you that your writing is choppy or difficult to follow? Do they say it doesn't flow? Or maybe you've noticed that your team's writing doesn't flow. Good flow in writing is method, not magic. When writing doesn't. Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

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Technology of the week: Rev

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Technology of the week: Rev. Here are all the details… What is Rev? is a service website that transcribes video and audio into text, they add captions to video and translate documents into any language, which can be certified for an additional fee. What does it do?

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Your Professional Development Plan: 3 Surprising Truths

Eat Your Career

As a career coach , one of my main roles is to help my clients develop the professional skills and abilities required to achieve their goals. It’s a process that takes time and planning, but I love helping people figure out what needs to be done, how to get started and how to stay on track.

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Consumer Goods Workers Increasingly Choosing Gig Work

Small Business Labs

According to the British recruiting firm Sterling , the consumer goods industry is: " having to contend with the battle of the interim employee; a growing trend of permanent employees deciding to ‘go interim’."

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How to Get Over A Bad Day

Dumb Little Man

It starts with spilling your coffee, then you lock your keys in the car, and now you are late for work. It’s not even 9 a.m. and you have already told yourself that you are having a bad day. At this point, it would almost take a miracle for you to see this day any other way. Sound familiar? The negative thought pattern that gets created when a few things go wrong can blister into a long-term, self-fulfilling prophecy if you aren’t careful. It can be very difficult to break that cycle.

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Do you want to know the future of your role?

Practically Perfect PA

We are almost there with the full programme for the Future Assistant Conference, and I will release all the details next week, but in the meantime, I thought I would introduce you to our next group of incredible speakers including the world’s leading futurist and Editor at Large of Wired Magazine. Ben Hammersley is the kind […].

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Amount ? Quantity: A Cautionary Tale

Business Writing

The other day my fitness coach went online to pay a $250 deposit on her daughter's high school trip. She found the website and the correct trip, clicked the link to pay $250, and then faced a cell marked Amount. Gems of Language Grammar and Usage Teaching Business Writing

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How to Get a New Boss to Like You

On The Job

The new year is often a time when many people make changes, and that may include your boss. One day she's your boss -- you understand all her quirky habits and she understands yours -- and the next day she announces she's leaving for a new job.

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Are You Sending The Right Message?

Dumb Little Man

Our appearance says a lot about us, whether we like it or not. There’s more to it than just having a great face. How we appear to others is a reflection of our energy, goals, and intentions. So, the question is this: Is your appearance sending the right message? Our Face Value. Humans are expressive and emotional creatures. We communicate through words and emotions. Our words may hide our true feelings, but it’s nearly impossible for facial expressions to do the same.

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Podcast 085: Mastery

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! ?. This is podcast 85 and it’s about mastery. A new client dubbed me the Clutter Master. It made me smile because I just watched a kung fu movie the other night where two men vie for the title of wing chun master. Imagine me holding my hands board straight and moving my arms gracefully into position to attack my enemy: clutter! I do know how to master clutter.

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5 Ways Cloud Services Help Lower Your IT Budget

Small Business CEO

Cloud computing is the future. There’s no doubt about it. The cloud computing market continues to grow at a staggering rate, and just about every company is using cloud services – whether in public, private, or hybrid implementations.

3 Cases of Erroneous Use of Colons

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following sentences, a colon is employed in the mistaken belief that the sentence structure requires it, when in fact the syntax renders it superfluous. Discussion after each example explains why a colon is inappropriate, and a revision demonstrates proper punctuation of the sentence.

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How to Find Your Dream Job: 5 Tips You Can Use Right Now

Dumb Little Man

Everyone has a dream job in mind. However, finding and actually getting that job isn’t that easy. You may need to send out countless resumes and cover letters. You may need to go to interviews that don’t really guarantee any good results. There will be times that you won’t get any response, no matter how persistent you are. You’ll face a lot of competition and rejection that will really affect your confidence.

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Harry Says Relax: These Potter-Themed ASMR Videos Are So Calming


We've talked a bit about ASMR here in the hallowed Apartment Therapy halls, with this Oddly IKEA video and this post about ASMR improving one writer's sleep life, but haven't fully investigated this internet phenomena.

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Is Cold Calling Dead or Should It Still be Part of Your Sales Activity?

Small Business CEO

Cold calling for sales appointments has for decades been the foundation that successful sales careers were built on, but no longer according to some in the sales industry. Cold calling is dead,’ state the many obituaries on social and business media.

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3 Examples of Erroneous Case Style

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following examples, a phrase employs incorrect treatment as to whether one or more words begin with uppercase or lowercase letters. An explanation, followed by a revision, points out each error.

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Top Tips In Buying A Car With Your Significant Other

Dumb Little Man

Making any large purchase with your significant other can be a pretty big hurdle. In some cases, it can cause undue stress and tension in a relationship. To avoid that, one of the best things you can do is to compromise. If you are a couple buying a car, you need to make certain adjustments to make the process go as smoothly as possible. Below are some of the best tips you can use: Be upfront. Be upfront with your significant other about what you want and need in a car.

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The Year of Less with Cait Flanders


On this episode of the podcast, I’m joined by my friend Cait Flanders. Cait is the author of The Year of Less, and we spend the majority of our conversation diving deep into how you can become more self-aware through setting rules.

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Five Ways to Break Into The International Digital Business Market

Small Business CEO

Digital marketing is the way to go for most modern companies. When you take a look at recent trends in the international digital business market today, it is clear to see that lots of growth is expected. Consequently, this means more money for stakeholders.

3 Cases of Erroneous Punctuation with Quotations

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following sentences, punctuation associated with a quoted phrase or a partial or full quotation is not appropriate.

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The Secret Behind Instagram’s Success

Dumb Little Man

One question all Instagram engineers hear wherever they go is this: “What’s your stack?”. Their answer is always the same and it is incredibly simple: Their database is not! Their database is a milieu of many technologies, their own take on popular relational database management systems that now powers the largest image-based social network in the world. It’s powerful enough to manage over 14 million users and over 40 billion photos (shared till date).

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Stopping Steroids Abruptly: What You Need To Know About Steroid Withdrawal

Dumb Little Man

Edward Kendall from Mayo Clinic won the 1950 Nobel Prize for his research on the medical use of cortisone. This drug helped in simulating cortisol, an anti-inflammatory hormone released by the adrenal glands. That and many other steroids, such as prednisone and prednisolone, have since been proven useful in treating an array of conditions. They help to relieve ailments, such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and inflammatory bowel disease.

2018 136

4 Small Business Security Tips for Managers and Owners

Small Business CEO

Owning, managing, or even working for a small business means that you have a specific extra amount of freedom with particular aspects of your job. But it also means that security can be a more important consideration than you might consider otherwise.

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4 Simple Hacks for Your SME to ‘Go Digital’

Small Business CEO

Having a digital presence in 2018 is essential for any company that wants a lucrative slice of the global online marketplace.

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10 Tips for Protecting your Business When Selling on Amazon or eBay

Small Business CEO

There’s no question that as millennials become a larger segment of the workforce and enter the world of consumerism, there is less and less demand for brick and mortar stores. But, we’ll go a step further and say most consumers have already become digitally clients of buying products online.

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How College Students Can Start Their Very Own Small Businesses

Small Business CEO

As a college student it probably seems like you have little time to do anything but study and work. The free time that you do have, you probably have to spend studying, doing homework, doing laundry, or grocery shopping.

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How to Avoid Customer Service Disasters

Small Business CEO

A sad recent business trend has been small business owners and mid-size companies trying to implement as “reverse customer service” technique.

4 Ways Your Small Business Can Give Back

Small Business CEO

As a small business owner or CEO, it’s easy to look at big businesses and dream about the different things you could do with their resources. You could pay larger salaries, purchase better technology, and invest in causes you believe in.

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How Does a Business Cash Advance Loan Work?

Small Business CEO

In recent times, Merchant Cash Advances (MCAs) have continued to grow in popularity. This loan product began as a solution to loan future sales of credit cards. It would later evolve into a solution that allows organizations to finance future sales of many other things.

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B2B Reads: Re-Engagement Emails, Storytelling, and 2018 Tips

Small Business CEO

In addition to our Sunday App of the Week feature, we also summarize some of our favorite B2B sales & marketing posts from around the Web each week. We’ll miss a ton of great stuff, so if you found something you think is worth sharing please add it to the comments below. In the meantime, here are some B2B Reads we love: 10 Examples of Effective Re-Engagement Emails. Re-engagement emails play a vital role in the email lifecycle. Thanks for the tips, Scott Cohen.

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How to Organize Travel and Events for a Business Trip

Small Business CEO

A well-organized business trip for your team can transform your business. It will not only pick up everyone’s spirits because it’s always fun to go on a shared adventure to a new location, but it will lead to new connections and strategic partnerships. It’s even better if you can organize the trip around an event, either one that you’re attending or one that you’re hosting. This will help structure your trip around a clear outcome.

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