Sat.Feb 11, 2017 - Fri.Feb 17, 2017

How To Find Inspiration After A Big Failure

Dumb Little Man

I am sure that you have heard the saying that if you have never failed at anything, then you never tried anything. This saying is quite true.

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3 out of 4 Americans Have Smartphones

Small Business Labs

Pew Internet recently updated their technology adoption numbers for the U.S. As the Pew chart below shows: nearly nine-in-ten Americans today are online, up from about half in the early 2000s. roughly three-quarters of Americans (77%) now own a smartphone.

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The Lost Art Of Customer Service Within The Tech Industry

Small Business CEO

Reinvigorating Customer Service in the Tech Industry. The tech industry is often highly impersonal — especially among companies that sell digital goods. A company can sell a digital service entirely over the Internet. The buyer pays online, and the service activates itself automatically.

Love Your Career

Office Dynamics

I have always been a “career-minded” woman since I was a little girl. When I was about 10 or 11, I went from house to house in our neighborhood selling my Mom’s used magazines. When I got a little older, I went to work at my uncle’s beauty salons in Cleveland, OH. I was responsible for collecting money from the customers and straightening the product shelves. After doing that for a few years, I worked at Franklin Ice Cream store, which I loved because I could eat all the ice cream I wanted.

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Quick Test: Can You Tighten These Bullet Points?

Business Writing

Today a business service I use sent me a bulleted list of updates. Every single bullet point starts with the contraction We've or We're. Those unnecessary words not only stretch out the bullets. They pull the focus away from the. Proofreading Teaching Business Writing

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Why You Shouldn't Always Trust Your Gut

On The Job

How much do you trust your gut instincts? According to a new research, you may be relying on them too much.

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Punctuation with Parenthetical Phrasing

Daily Writing Tips

Parenthetical phrasing is often punctuated incorrectly, as shown in the following examples, each of which is followed by a discussion and a revision. That’s why they choose to live in San Francisco proper instead of say a suburb like Daly City.

2017 25

8 Excellent Ways To Reduce Stress At Work

Dumb Little Man

These days, there aren’t many jobs around that don’t involve at least some stress. It’s become a normal part of most people’s working life. And whether it’s deadlines or workloads (or both!), much of it is out of our control so what can you do? We all expect an element of stress at work.

2017 53

Top Tips for Gathering Actionable Data for Your Business

Small Business CEO

Understanding your customer base is one of the key elements of running a successful business; but that can be a much more difficult prospect than it sounds at first brush. How do you gather quantitative data about potential customers? How can you analyze it for actionable information?

2017 24

How Even Obnoxious Colleagues Can Help Your Career

On The Job

When you're on the job, you often engage in idle chitchat with your colleagues. What's your favorite hobby?" "Is Is is supposed to rain today?" or "Do you have big plans this weekend?" are some common topics. Nothing earth-shattering -- just a way to be pleasant to co-workers.

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The “Guard” Family

Daily Writing Tips

Guard is the basis of a family of words pertaining to protection; these terms are listed and defined in the post below.

2017 24

5 Reasons Why I Fell in Love with Swift

Dumb Little Man

Swift, as many of you would know, is the programming language for iOS developed by Apple after Objective-C. Swift was launched approximately two years back and it was an instant hit among the iPhone app development services.

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PWC's 2017 Sharing Economy Predictions

Small Business Labs

According to the accounting and consulting giant PWC, 2017 will be another high growth year for the sharing economy. They're predicting sharing economy revenue in Europe will grow about 60% over 2016, reaching about 27 billion Euros (the predictions are from PWC's European group). 

2017 18

These are the Productivity Tools I Love

Productivityist

I’ve long been a big believer in focusing on the approach before the application. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t use my fair share of tools to get the job done. So I’m going to share with you the productivity tools that I love, broken down by how they help me with the three core components of my approach to personal productivity: Time Theming , Task Mapping , and Taking Stock.

2017 24

Rules About Treatment of Numbers

Daily Writing Tips

2017 21

Advanced Tips and Hacks To Help You Reuse Old Content for More Traffic

Dumb Little Man

Creating stunning new content regularly is a hell of a task, I know. Are you plagued by the same concerns? Low on time to create converting content? Looking for smart ways to use your old and existing content to drive more visits to your blog? Here are 5 superb methods to help you create new content faster. Transform Your Webinar Content Into A Series of YouTube Episodes. If you have already done a few webinars, you can reuse them to drive visits to your websites.

2017 41

Learning to Scale: How to Grow a Home-based Food Business

Small Business CEO

Many home-food businesses, particularly artisanal producers, fear that there is no way to sustain or scale their food business without investing in their own premises and resources. Thankfully it’s just not true thanks to rental commercial kitchens. If you’re one of the UK’s 2.9

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How I Fixed My Broken Writing Process

Productivityist

Belle B. Cooper works on content and copywriting for RescueTime , an app that helps you understand how you spend your time so you can be more productive every day. For the past four or five years, I’ve been spending hours every week researching and writing articles. Almost every article I write requires several hours of research. Plus, there is always drafting and editing time. Unfortunately, I hate this process. I’d often dread getting started.

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Sacred Words

Daily Writing Tips

The words featured in this post have a word in common: the Latin adjective sacer , meaning “holy.”. The word’s direct descendant is sacred.

2017 18

Eat These Protein Superfoods For Breakfast

Dumb Little Man

Did you know that you ought to be having protein for breakfast? Protein foods are one of the most important food groups needed by the human body. It serves as the building blocks of life. One needs protein in one’s diet to repair the cells in the body and make new ones. Proteins are responsible for healthy bones, muscles, and skin allowing for better movements and activities. A strong immune system is highly achievable with the proper consumption of foods rich in protein.

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7 Steps to Being a Better Client (or, How to Make Sure The Job’s Done Well)

Small Business CEO

As the client, you’re paying for a service (in our case PR, video or integrated comms) because you either don’t have the time or the expertise to carry it out internally.

Audio Testimonial Video for Credibility Building and Reputation Management

Andrea Kalli

Here’s a perfect example of a testimonial video that doesn’t include anyone recording themselves on video. It uses audio instead. It’s ideal to highlight the clients who you have impacted the most and want to praise your relationship and work.

2017 11

The Productivityist Podcast: Giving and Growing with Philip McKernan

Productivityist

My guest for this episode is Philip McKernan. He is an inspirational speaker, philosopher, writer, and filmmaker who works with entrepreneurs and leaders to live a life that benefits all aspects of their lives. This is one of the most impactful episodes I’ve ever had. We had a very refreshing conversation that covered so much it can get you to see things in a different light. He talked about letting go, alignment, consumption of information, and authenticity.

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How to Become Lucky

Dumb Little Man

If you truly believe you’re lucky, and therefore trust all the odds are consistently in your favor, what impact would that have on your life? Does the pure belief that you’re lucky explain the winning streaks some people ride? I think aligning luck to the placebo effect is a convenient explanation for the phenomenon we observe as fortunate chance. But it doesn’t explain the entire equation to my satisfaction. Tangible Luck.

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5 Tips for a Successful Product Launch

Small Business CEO

A successful product launch is what every business wishes for, but which a few achieve in real life. Having a revolutionary new product or service is no guarantee of success. After spending millions in product development, you can watch your brainchild fail to gain traction from day one.

2017 11

IT Network Assessment promo video for client

Andrea Kalli

This short and visual IT Network Assessment promo video for a client may not seem like much, but it’s perfect when placed at the top of their Network Assessment web page.

2017 11

Podcast 043: Boss hat/employee hat

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! In this episode, I’ll talk about alternating between being the boss and being the employee in order to be more effective. Here are some highlights: Why do I have to separate them? What if I’m better at one than the other? I just want to do it. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play.

Packing Made Simple: 7 Tips to Make Your Move Go Smoother

Dumb Little Man

A lot goes into planning and executing a move especially when it’s long distance. Even if you’re just moving across town, there are a lot of logistics to plan for, from packing the boxes, to packing the truck, and finally organizing your new place to make it a new home.

2017 27

Worker Worries – Preventing the Simple Mishaps of Workplace Safety

Small Business CEO

Workplace injuries are one of the worst things that can happen to your employees and your business. Not only does it cause your employee physical and emotional distress, but it also decreases work morale, and can also put your business in serious financial trouble if something drastic has happened.

2017 10

Grammar Quiz #5: Prepositions

Daily Writing Tips

All but one of the following sentences demonstrate incorrect use of a preposition; revise as necessary. She is about to dive in to the pool. I fell onto the platform. When we disagreed, they turned in to our enemies. John handed the paper into his teacher.

Why focus for productivity?

Clutter Coach

by Did you know that sticking to your task makes you happier? When you let your mind wander, even to a pleasant memory, studies show you’ll be unhappy. I remember reading about this in Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s terrific book Flow. In it, he writes about being in the flow, where you are totally engaged with your task, whatever it is. Being in the flow feels great. You’re completely present and time is suspended.

Get off the Roller Coaster: 3 Steps to a Lasting Relationship

Dumb Little Man

The day of love is upon us, Valentines Day! Some look forward to this day as they await patiently for their flower or candy delivery from their loved one. For others, it’s a good day to call in sick, watch slasher films, and avoid the commercialized symbolism of love. I’m often asked about love and relationships. Many find it easy to get into a relationship but not too long afterward they feel dissatisfied. There is a reason you stay on the relationship rollercoaster.

2017 27

How to Rank Your Business Website on Google

Small Business CEO

It’s true, being visible online is the bread n’ butter for any small business owner in the digital age. Although most of us know this, we often find it difficult to allocate time to it.

Safety First: Avoid Disasters By Minimizing Risks at Work

Eco-Office Gals

Workplace safety is an integral part of any successful business. If employees feel safe in their work environment and there are no injuries, there’s no need for disruptive downtime.