Sat.Mar 09, 2019 - Fri.Mar 15, 2019

Advice For Greypreneurs Entering The Gig Economy

Dumb Little Man

Among Baby Boomers, four out of five currently have no plans to retire. By 2019, many of them are in or approaching “retirement age”, but they aren’t ready to leave their career.

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Template for capturing messages

Practically Perfect PA

You know what it is like, you are having a hectic day, emails to answer, meetings to attend, people talking to you, asking questions and looking to you for answers. The phone rings, you have no idea who it is or what they want. They want to speak to your Executive or someone random in […].

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What Freelancers Want From Their Clients

Small Business Labs

As we pointed out earlier this week , firms of all sizes and types are increasing their use of freelancers and other forms of non-employee labor. 

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Paragraphs--Not a Brick Wall, Not a Pile of Bricks Either

Business Writing

Most bad paragraphing involves big walls of text. Readers see those walls and turn away. They move around the wall to shorter paragraphs and bullet points, things that appear to be easier to comprehend. Those big walls of text may. Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

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How To Become Bitter and Resentful in 9 Easy Steps

Dumb Little Man

There are all sorts of benefits to being bitter and resentful. There’s getting rid of the people around you, ruining the things that are going well for you, and causing general self-sabotage. Getting to that state of ruin doesn’t take that much, really.

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How to create an internal Assistant network

Practically Perfect PA

During the Virtual Summit October 2017, we had the amazing Simone White, Executive Assistant and Global Chair of GAIN – Administrative Professionals Network at BlackRock train our group of attendees on starting their own internal network for Assistants.

The Rise of "Wealth Work"

Small Business Labs

Quartz's Life coaches are the new personal trainer highlights a trend we've been tracking since 2008 , the growth of personal services.    These are what noted labor economist David Autor calls "wealth work"   A good example is the growth are personal trainers.

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How to Master the Art of Apathy

Dumb Little Man

You may think that an apathetic person doesn’t like to be bothered with the burdens of the world or even in his immediate community. You may picture him having a slothful attitude.

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Technology of the week: Slido

Practically Perfect PA

This week’s Technology of the Week: Slido What is Slido? Slido is an easy to use question and answer and polling platform for events and group meetings. What does Slido do? Slido gives a voice to the audience at live events.

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A Growing Number of Freelancers are Providing Professional Services to Businesses

Small Business Labs

MBO Partners recently released their 3rd annual Client of Choice study.    Like prior years, the 2019 study focuses on the growing group of highly-skilled independent professionals (freelancers, independent consultants, etc.) who provide services to businesses on a regular basis. And the number of independent professionals has grown quite rapidly. As the study chart below shows, it's increased from 4.5 million in 2011 to 5.9 million in 2014, and to 7.4 million in 2018. 

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Coaching for Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

I am happy to say that more executives are investing in their assistants by providing one-on-one coaching for them. Over the past two years, Office Dynamics has done more on-site coaching for executive assistants than we have done in the past seven years!

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7 Ways To Instantly Meet Like-Minded People

Dumb Little Man

Finding people with the same interests isn’t always that easy. Finding people with the same goals and aspirations is even harder. Most of us feel that way. I do, sometimes.

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Our Virtual Summit April 2019 speaker lineup is awesome!

Practically Perfect PA

I’m so excited to share with you speakers for this April’s Virtual Summit and their session details. We have a varied group of trainers from all over the world for the Summit who are truly inspiring.

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What it Takes to Land Your Dream Job

On The Job

Many people talk about their dream job, but do a majority of people achieve it? According to a recent survey by TollFree Forwarding, no. Respondents were asked if they managed to achieve their childhood dream and make it to their ideal job. The results: 76 percent never made it.

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Minimalism Is About Getting Rid of Distraction

Simple Productivity Blog

I recently heard on a podcast that minimalism is a mind game - that it's not about getting rid of stuff as much as it is about getting rid of distractions. I've never heard it phrased that way before, but it clicked. I've dabbled with simplicity for years.

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6 Secrets To A Successful Marriage

Dumb Little Man

People always want to know what makes a successful marriage. Some assume that love and passion are the key while others rely on financial stability as the magic bullet. The truth is that, while those things are important, they are not what will keep your marriage strong and healthy.

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How to Color Code Your Calendar

Jen Lawrence

Color coding your calendar is one of those organizational tricks that most people shrug off. Either they think it takes too much time or they won’t implement it or it is just plain frivolous.

Can a Clean Desk Create Inner Happiness?

On The Job

I've known people in my life who are so into cleanliness and order that you could eat off their garage floor, surrounded by gardening tools that stand at attention like little soldiers.

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4 Small Business Grants That Can Help Support Your Growing Business

Small Business CEO

Starting a business or getting a business to grow beyond its initial year can be challenging, especially when funds are an issue. This is why a lot of small business owners often use up their own savings to fund their business. Others use their credit cards, or take out a loan.

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11 Tips On How To Write A Good College Paper

Dumb Little Man

An essay is an excellent way to showcase what standardized test scores and grades can’t, your personality. Along with giving your admissions counselors and professors a glimpse of who you are, they’re excellent chances to showcase your writing ability.

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Podcast 115: Interview with Gretchen Rubin

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play You can leave a review here! ?. This is podcast 115 and it’s my interview with Gretchen Rubin, author of the brand new book Outer Order, Inner Calm. The subtitle is “declutter and organize to make more room for happiness.” ” I’m excited because this is the first time I’ve done an interview for the podcast and it turned out great. Gretchen was delightful to talk to.

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The Potential of a Fresh Start

Productivityist

There’s something about starting something with a clean slate. The ability to have a fresh start shows up more often than we realize each day. When we wake up in the morning, that’s a fresh start. When we come back from any sort of break in our workday, we’re offered a fresh start.

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Subject-Verb Agreement: Rules and Examples

Daily Writing Tips

One of the rules of language that you almost certainly know, even if you’ve never thought about it consciously, is that subjects and verbs must agree with each other in number.

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How Emotional Freedom Technique Can Transform Your Mental Health for Good

Dumb Little Man

A fast-paced life surely offers you the luxuries you have always dreamed of. On the flip side, however, it’s uglier than you have ever expected.

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Podcast 114: Organizing systems for growth

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play You can leave a review here! ?. This is Podcast 114 and it’s about organizing systems to cope with growth and change. I’m about to start an office organizing project. This small company is growing fast and they’ve increased their office space by a little more than half. And suddenly chaos is busting out all over.

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11 Gift Ideas for Your Business Partners

Small Business CEO

Whether you’re looking for the perfect birthday or holiday gift for your business partner, or simply want to welcome them aboard with something special, it’s important to find the gift that says the right thing.

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How to Color Code Your Calendar

Jen Lawrence

Color coding your calendar is one of those organizational tricks that most people shrug off. Either they think it takes too much time or they won’t implement it or it is just plain frivolous.

6 Ways to Set the Bar a Little Lower

Dumb Little Man

Self-help writers are always pushing their brilliant ideas on the insecure public, suggesting endless techniques to help us, broken slobs, achieve our “ultimate potential.”

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Script Writing Tips and Format Example

Daily Writing Tips

If critics tell you that your stories have too much dialogue, maybe you should consider writing scripts. It’s different from writing ordinary prose. For one thing, a script is not the finished work of art. It’s the blueprint that the director and actors use to create the work of art.

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How to Keep Your Business Safe For Employees

Small Business CEO

As business owners, we value the contributions that our employees give. For sure, they are essential to a company’s growth. That said, it’s important that we make sure their needs are met and secure their well-being.

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Perceived Value

Brilliantly Better

There is no intrinsic value of anything. The value that we attach to things, situations, beings or processes is all subjective. (In

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What is a Shell Casing?

Dumb Little Man

A shell casing is a piece of ammunition that is made of metal. It is often brass, but it can be made of other metals as well. Shell casings can be made from any kind of ammunition that is fired from a pistol, rifle or shotgun.

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A Quick Fix To Close Sales Every Day For Your Startup

Dumb Little Man

During the last couple of decades, sales closing has become more challenging than ever. The old-fashioned principles of sales that once upon a time dominated the market are becoming pretty ineffective today. Prospects are tired of door-to-door sales, unwanted phone calls, and irrelevant brochures in their mailboxes. Moreover, 77% of customers make a purchase online and 51% opt for live chat support when having doubts or second thoughts.

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Build Your Financial Future by Building Business Credit

Small Business CEO

From the moment we open our first bank account or get our first credit card, we are bombarded with tips, opinions, and information, from our family and financial advisors, on the importance of building personal credit.

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Beginner’s Guide to Cloud-Based Performance Testing

Small Business CEO

Once the functional testing phase of cloud computing is completed, it’s time for performance testing. Here are some reasons why. Focusing on Performance Testing. Performance analysists work hundreds of hours to support testing environments.

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Windows Screenshot Session Recording: How to Get the Footage You Need

Small Business CEO

There are a lot of reasons to screenshot your PC screen. You might be making a presentation for work, creating a software tutorial, or making a short “Let’s Play” video for YouTube. All that considered, it’s likely you’re reading this and looking for a free screen recorder.

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Business Law: 3 Things To Take Into Account If You Want To Sell Your Business

Small Business CEO

There comes a point in every business owner’s life when he takes his time to think about the idea of selling his business. Deciding to part with your business, though, is no easy task. As a matter of fact it is a very stressful undertaking.

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