Sat.Jul 14, 2018 - Fri.Jul 20, 2018

50 Chrome extensions for business

Practically Perfect PA

If you use Google Chrome as your browser, then I am sure that you are aware of all of the brilliant extensions you can download to help with pretty much anything that you need to do on the world wide web. I use Chrome all the time and have a whole suite of extensions that […].

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4 Really Simple Yet Highly Effective Ways To Achieving A Goal

Dumb Little Man

Setting a goal is one thing that we must all consider in life. Whether you are a professional, a service provider, a student or an entrepreneur, you need to be able to set clearly defined goals. It encourages you to pursue and work harder. But what exactly is a goal? A goal is something you intend to achieve at all cost. It could be to increase sales, boost income or to reduce weight. Whatever that may be, you need to know exactly how to achieve your goals and dreams.

2018 171

"Everything, it seems, is a shared office these days"

Small Business Labs

The title of this post is a quote from the NY Times article  Sorry, Power-Lunchers. This Restaurant Is a Co-Working Space Now. The article covers Spacious , a startup that transforms unused space - especially restaurants outside of meal times - into shared workspaces.

2018 206

It’s COOL to be an Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

It’s COOL to be an Administrative Professional because you have a pulse on how people feel. It seems that most people in a workplace confide in administrative professionals. How many times have your executive’s direct reports talked to you in confidence?

5 things to do when starting a new PA role

Practically Perfect PA

Starting a new Assistant role can be a pretty nerve-wracking experience. We have to form productive working relationships pretty quickly, build rapport, learn new systems and hit the ground running within a few weeks (if we are lucky!).

2018 236

7 Easy Ways to Remove Negative Energy and Unnecessary Stress

Dumb Little Man

Are you sick and bored of the nagging people in your life? Does it make you feel more and more annoyed? Then, it’s the right time to make some lifestyle changes and bring peace to your life. We all have some people or things in our lives that bug us insanely and we believe we can’t do anything about them. But guess what? You certainly can. These simple ways can help you in overcoming negativity and embracing a happy life. Accept Things the Way They Are.

2018 158

Should You Take Meeting Notes by Hand or by Computer?

Business Writing

A friend recently complained to me that a young woman at her workplace made fun of her for taking meeting notes by hand. The young woman acted as though my friend--let's call her Marge--were incompetent: "WHY do you take notes. Meeting Notes and Minutes

2018 126

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Technology of the week: CamCard

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Technology of the week: CamCard. Here are the details: What is CamCard? Camcard lets you scan business cards and manage all your contacts online. What does Camcard do?

2018 130

Modern Classrooms and Personalized Learning Are the Perfect Pair

Dumb Little Man

The incorporation of technology in the education sector defines the learning system of this era. Educators are now improvising their methods of teaching to give students a better learning experience. Modern classroom and personalized learning are two of the most effective teaching approaches. Personalizing students’ educational instructions assist in improving their classroom performance. And a modern classroom gives the perfect environment for applying this customized or personalized learning.

2018 142

1 in 5 Independent Workers Have Customers Outside of the U.S.

Small Business Labs

One of the interesting findings from the MBO Partners State of Independence study series is a growing number of independent workers (freelancers, solopreneurs, gig workers, etc.) have customers outside of the U.S. There are several reasons for this: 1.

2018 164

DIY Websites: Just Because You Can Build It, Should You?

Tips From T. Marie

On YouTube I’m constantly being bombarded with ads for Wix. In their videos they make creating a website look so simple. It’s not just Wix either, there are plenty of other website builders who crow about how easy it is to create DIY websites. But is it? Really? It depends on your expectations. Is a unique website important to you? All of the DIY websites that I’m talking about rely heavily on pre-made templates.

2018 106

Travel Without the Tab

Office Dynamics

It’s awesome to be an administrative professional because you sometimes get to travel without the tab. .

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Does Your Child Really Need Glasses? Here’s How You Can Tell

Dumb Little Man

Approximately one-third of children (under 18) in the United States wear glasses or contact lenses. Yet, many children don’t have the glasses they need. 14% of 5th graders went without needed glasses in the last year and nearly one-quarter of teens with correctable vision have the wrong prescription. Among African-American and Mexican-American teens, that rises to one-third who are wearing glasses with an insufficient prescription. The Role Vision in Learning.

2018 140

Use of Online Talent Marketplace by Independent Workers Continues to Grow

Small Business Labs

According to the 2018 MBO Partners State of Independence study , the use of online talent marketplaces by independent workers has substantially increased since 2012.

2018 151

Why effective lead management can help small businesses grow

The Small Business Blog

Growth and expansion is important in any business, but it is especially true for small business who might only just be starting out in their industry. It’s important to hit the ground running and lay strong foundations in the market for your business to build upon going forward.

2018 147

How to Avoid Being a Job-Hunting Jerk

On The Job

The working world seems much more casual these days, with technology executives wearing hoodies to meetings and employees drinking beer in the break room on Friday afternoons.

Actions Over Words: Believe What You See From Your Guy

Dumb Little Man

“My guy never calls but says it’s because he’s really busy and blah blah blah…” “A guy I like said he wants to ask me out but hasn’t. Does that mean blah blah blah…” “We had sex and now I hardly ever hear from him. Is he not into me anymore or does he blah blah blah blah.” ” Ladies, ladies, ladies. Listen to your friend, ok?

2018 137

Why The Tortoise and Hare Isn’t About Pace

Simple Productivity Blog

Aesop's fables have infiltrated our culture to a remarkable degree. The story of the Tortoise and the Hare is an example of one of these fables. I was always taught that the moral of the Tortoise and the Hare is "slow and steady wins the race." But I've recently had cause to look at this fable again, and I find that really isn't the moral at all. Here's what it's really about. The post Why The Tortoise and Hare Isn’t About Pace appeared first on Laura Earnest. Deliberate Living

2018 109

How business support services can help small businesses grow

The Small Business Blog

When you stake your claim in a market for the first time as a small business – whether as a sole trader or with a couple additional staff members – it’s always immensely gratifying to watch your business grow and expand. Growing as a small business isn’t always so cut and dry, however.

2018 139

10 Reasons Why Your Resume is a Fail

On The Job

Sitting down to build a resume may be tougher than you initially think. There’s a lot to consider: for example, have how many skills should you list on a resume? Which relevant experiences and professional and educational accomplishments should you put the most focus on? Figuring out all of this translates to having to manage a delicate balancing act, one that’s dictated by the employer’s specific needs, and the sometimes rigid specificities of an ATS.

2018 100

Why Am I Not Happy? (I Should Be)

Dumb Little Man

You look around you and think, “I have a great life, I should be happy, but why am I not being happy?” ” Does this sound familiar? Perhaps your career is going well, your relationship is strong, your family is great, and you have all the material things you need. So, why are you still plagued by a feeling of unhappiness? Happiness is a tricky thing and measuring it is even trickier.

2018 137

Strategies for Ranking Your Business WordPress Site Using Search Engine Optimization

Small Business CEO

There are two main objectives associated with Search Engine Optimization (SEO). To ensure your site and pages are easy to find by using keywords and to rank your page high in search results to make it relevant.

2018 69

Say No to Your Darlings

Daily Writing Tips

Veteran writers often advise aspiring writers to “kill your darlings.” Grisly, isn’t it, but they all say it. William Faulkner wrote, “In writing, you must kill all your darlings.”.

2018 62

The Five Easy Steps to Thought Weed Wacking

The Marq

I hear from so many people that they’ve seized up, stopped, in complete turmoil and unable to work or do anything in their personal life because of some fear or “what if”. I get it because I’ve been there. It's like a burden of what if I lose everything?

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6 Real Ways To Help An Addicted Love One

Dumb Little Man

If one of your loved ones has a drug addiction , you know that the road to recovery is typically a very long, challenging, and heartbreaking journey that the entire family will go on. You may get so overwhelmed that you decide to ignore the issue and sweep it under the rug. However, this can cause more damage to you, your loved one, and your entire family.

2018 135

5 Ways to Build a More Effective Web Presence

Small Business CEO

In today’s business industries, it is vital that you have a plan in place to build an extensive and effective web presence for your organization. Communication and socialization happen on a largely digital scale in modern society, so it is important to tap into the mainline of information flow.

2018 64

Quotation Marks, Apostrophes, and Other Raised Symbols

Daily Writing Tips

This post details the function of various symbols that appear the top of a line of type to communicate additional information about the text. Apostrophe. The apostrophe signals that, depending on usage, one or more letters are missing or are being added to perform a grammatical function.

2018 62

Why You Should Buy a Soundbar for your 4K TV

Dumb Little Man

As televisions evolve, so do all of the equipment that go with it. You bought a 4K television because you wanted a crystal clear picture with bright and bold colors. It follows that your sound quality should also be top-grade. This is why many people have started to buy soundbars for their home entertainment system. What is a Soundbar? A soundbar is a one or two-piece system that functions as speakers for your 4K television.

2018 129

What To Do When Debt Collectors Harass You at Work

Dumb Little Man

Being in debt is a job in itself. You work long hours only to come home to letters from debt collectors demanding payment. There are scammers calling your house trying to cheat you out of more money with promises of debt consolidation. You tell those around you that you trust that everything is okay but in reality, it’s hard to hide the stress from your family, friends, coworkers, and even your boss. The calls increase and soon, you’re stuck turning off your phone while you’re at work.

2018 127

6 Really Important Questions You Should Ask Before Getting Married

Dumb Little Man

Are you ready to get married? Having a discussion right from the start of a relationship that you are looking for a life partner is a great approach. Do not agree to stop dating others until you and your partner have discussed where you’d like the relationship to go. Are you both thinking in the same direction or do you have different goals in dating? After a time of exclusive dating, for a maximum of 6 months, we recommend you have a conversation about a timeline for marriage.

2018 119

Using Gamification to Achieve Your Financial Goals

Small Business CEO

While everyone dreams to turn their financial goals into reality, it is disheartening to know that 65 percent of Americans, according to CNBC, save little to almost nothing towards achieving these goals.

2018 63

How to Know Your Business Is Ready to Go Remote

Small Business CEO

The workplace of tomorrow will probably look like your living room or home office. Or maybe even a local coffee shop. It will look like anything except an office, whether it’s a traditional one with cubicles or the modern one with lots of open space.

2018 63

Market Your Business to Success With These Excellent Hints

Small Business CEO

As a business owner you must surely understand and appreciate the appeal of marketing effectively. In fact, when you run a modern brand, the whole essence of your company is built on the way you market the business.

2018 63

3 Reasons Why It’s Easier Than Ever to Become an Entrepreneur

Small Business CEO

The economy has been improving for nearly a decade now and unemployment has sunk below its natural rate. This means that there really are no more excuses. If you have a dream of launching your own business, now is the time. Entrepreneurship will never be easy in any economy.

2018 63

Turn Your Photography Hobby Into a Viable Freelance Business With These Tips

Small Business CEO

Have you been thinking about turning your photography hobby into a sustainable business? You might be surprised to discover that it’s a fairly simple transition to make. The popularity of the internet and social media has opened up entirely new opportunities for freelancers.

2018 61

Key Findings About Workplace Behavior From The TalentLMS Gamification Survey

Small Business CEO

A new survey published by a learning management systems company has found the stunning benefits of gamification in the workplace. The report published by TalentLMS was prepared after surveying nearly 400 employees in the age range of 18 to 69 years with a mean age of 36.

2018 60

What Kind Of Property Does Your Small Business Need?

Small Business CEO

Forbes.com reported in 2017 that “the one-year survival rate for [small] businesses hit 79.9% in 2016,” and that “about half of all establishments survive five years or longer, and only one-third survive 10 years or more.”

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