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Small Business Labs

Amazon’s Treasure Truck program is expanding across the U.S. Amazon started testing the Treasure Truck last summer. It cruised around Seattle, stopping for people to pop in and buy a limited number of sale items.

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How can you be more accountable at work?

Practically Perfect PA

This week I have been working on the programme for the Future Assistant conference taking place next February. The conference will look at how the industry is changing, how the role is evolving and what skills are required to keep up with these new demands.

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4 Career Management Lessons You Can Learn From Playing Golf

Dumb Little Man

The game of golf can teach us a lot about what it means to manage a successful career. Golf takes practice, confidence, optimism and most importantly, patience. Beginner golfers are typically encouraged to focus on their swing before they hit the green.

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15 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job

Eat Your Career

As a career coach , I hear a lot of the same questions. While human beings are endlessly unique, they’re also surprisingly similar. Many people struggle with the same career and workplace challenges. One of the most common questions I hear is this: “How do I know when it’s time to quit?”.

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The Taylor Review: The British Government Looks at the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Last October the British government asked Matthew Taylor , the CEO of the Royal Society for the Arts (RSA) , to lead a study on the future of work with a focus on self-employment and the gig economy. The study - Good Work: The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices - was released last week. 

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World Administrators Summit and finding your tribe

Practically Perfect PA

For those of you who don’t know the World Administrators Summit is taking place on 24th and 25th October 2018 in Hamburg. The summit brings together leaders from the various PA Associations around the globe to discuss issues facing the industry as a whole.

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Five Career Killers Every Professional Should Be Aware Of

Dumb Little Man

Hard work is, without a doubt, an indispensable factor in the ladder of success. Without it, there is not much that can be accomplished. Working hard with sincerity and integrity is sure to take an individual’s career a long way. Unfortunately, there are instances where hard-working individuals can lose their fight and succumb to the various obstacles along the way.

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Direct Selling Industry Employs More People Than the Online Gig Economy Platforms

Small Business Labs

According to the Direct Selling Association (DSA), 20.5 million Americans were involved in direct selling in 2016. Of those, 5.3 million are what the DSA calls "business builders" These are people actively managing and selling products to a customer base (think Avon, Mary Kay, etc.).

2017 173

The 4 Questions That Could Make You Invaluable

On The Job

Recently the New York Times staff protested cuts to the copy editor staff, saying in a letter to management that they believed such a move would damage the quality of the product.

2017 176

3 Ways Your Circle of Friends Determine How Far You’ll Go in Life

Dumb Little Man

You’ve heard it countless times. You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”. The reason why so many people are unsuccessful today or haven’t begun their journey to success is that they take the said statement too lightly. Are you one of those people? Maybe you’ve been keeping your fingers crossed and hoping your current friends would wake up and change. You keep giving them chances, yet nothing happens. Newsflash: People rarely change.

2017 163

Podcast 064: Time travel

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! If you’ve been listening to this podcast or reading the book, you know I love tricks. I love to think up sneaky ways to get people to do things they don’t want to do, although they want to HAVE DONE them. You know that feeling. So, here’s your trick for the week. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play.

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The Three Day Productivity Retreat Everyone Needs

Productivityist

Today’s guest post is by Ryan McRae. Ryan is the creator of the blog, The ADHD NERD , a blog dedicated to helping people be more productive, successful and happy especially if they have ADHD. I recently took a three-day productivity retreat—I noticed that I was falling behind on projects, freelance work, and my own writing and that I simply couldn’t catch up. So I drove out to Chattanooga TN for a three day weekend of pure, adulterated productivity.

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This is What You Have to Do to Be Invaluable

On The Job

We often over-estimate our worth at work. Just look at the number of people who lose their jobs because of layoffs or downsizings or mergers, and you'll find a lot of them thought there was no way they would be let go. Maybe Slacker Suzy or Psycho Phil would be let go, but not them.

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Changing Trends in the Way Families Buy Homes

Dumb Little Man

Owning a home gives families a sense of independence and security. However, in buying a house, numerous factors influence the family’s choice. They may face economic, socio-cultural, psychological, demographic and personal issues. In the past, all decisions related to buying a home were primarily made by the male members of the family. However, in today’s times, the same decision is now unanimously taken.

2017 161

Email for your to do’s?

Clutter Coach

by Should you use your email as a to do list? There are pros and cons, as there are to most other organizing issues. . The cons: .

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Vocabulary Quiz #7: Commonly Confused Words

Daily Writing Tips

In each sentence, choose the correct word from the pair of similar terms. (If If both words possibly can be correct, choose the more plausible one.). They didn’t realize that they were in _ danger. a) imminent. b) eminent. He _ an example to illustrate his point. a) cited. b) sited.

2017 78

How to Weigh Up Location Options for Your Startup

Small Business CEO

So, you’ve decided to launch a startup. While it can be easy to direct your attention towards your product, your customers, recruitment and resources, location is one of the most important factors to consider when in the setup phase.

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6 Must-Know Secrets of A Smart Shopper

Dumb Little Man

Whether you are food shopping or purchasing something bigger for the family, spending money is definitely a side effect of shopping. For that reason, we need to be smart about the way we shop. Do you want to know the secrets to saving some money while shopping? In this article, we will talk about the games most retailers play and how to plan your purchases so you can get a huge spending advantage.

2017 161

Farsighted Focus with Eliot Wagonheim

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by Eliot Wagonheim, a lawyer and the author of Fire, Aim…Ready: Management. We talk about partnerships, setting boundaries, and even touch on how improvisation can help you in your business. Some of the takeaways from our conversation include: The four key questions you need to ask before entering into a partnership or agreement. How to make contracts that really work through storytelling.

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Capitalization of Names of Academic Disciplines

Daily Writing Tips

When do you capitalize a word or phrase that denotes an academic discipline? This post details the distinctions between these terms as proper nouns and as generic descriptions.

2017 69

Online Promotional Tactics Small Businesses Don’t Take Advantage Of

Small Business CEO

When it comes to online marketing, there are so many techniques small businesses can use to drive traffic and raise brand awareness. Some methods are more popular than others. Most small businesses tend to stick to certain well-known methods like buying Google ads, or using Instagram.

Do You Know What To Do In A Ride Sharing Accident?

Dumb Little Man

Ride sharing and ride hailing are often lumped together, but the two services are completely different. One is more like a taxi while the other is more like a bus. What’s not different about the two is that there is still a lot of confusion about who is legally responsible if there is an accident.

2017 159

The Three Day Productivity Retreat Everyone Needs

Productivityist

Today’s guest post is from Ryan McRae. Ryan is the creator of the blog, The ADHD NERD , a blog dedicated to helping people be more productive, successful and happy especially if they have ADHD. I recently took a productivity retreat—I noticed that I was falling behind on projects, freelance work, and my writing. I simply couldn’t catch up. So I drove out to Chattanooga TN for a three day weekend of pure, adulterated productivity.

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Ducts and Dukes Lead the Way

Daily Writing Tips

The Latin verb ducere , meaning “lead,” is the basis of many English words pertaining to action, development, and movement. This post lists and defines these words. To abduct (literally, “lead away”) is to kidnap or seize someone; one who does so is an abductor, and the action is called abduction.

2017 65

The Merits of Mining: 6 Business Benefits of Utilising Web Scraping

Small Business CEO

Web scraping is an important tool to find and utilize relevant data and information as part of a business’ market research strategy.

2017 63

You Can’t Miss Your Boat

Dumb Little Man

I know quite a few people who spend a fair bit of time thinking about all the might have beens, what-ifs and opportunities they’ve missed. They spend their lives constantly feeling like they’ve missed out on something big. Their boat has sailed. They’ve missed their one and only opportunity to be rich, famous and do something really amazing. I know someone who used to enter the same numbers in the lottery every week. One week, she was too busy to get the ticket before the agency closed.

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Lessons I've Learned So Far Starting ValTeo Tech

The Marq

With our recent launch of ValTeo Tech , I realize our startup challenges may not be completely unique, but they are unique to my experience.

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3 Types of Erroneously Located Modifiers

Daily Writing Tips

The three sentences below demonstrate related syntactical errors: a misplaced adjective clause, a misplaced modifier, and a dangling participle, respectively. Discussion following each example explains the error, and a revision solves it.

2017 64

The XaaS Model for Small Businesses – Produce More with Less Costs

Small Business CEO

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) enabled access to software services over the Internet on a subscription model. Platform as a Service (PaaS) made available the software and hardware tools needed to develop and deploy applications.

2017 61

How to Improve Sales with Online Chat Software

Dumb Little Man

Whether it comes to pre-purchase guidance, sales or post-purchase support, modern customers desire nothing but swift, actionable service. Live chat has been answering those needs for a few years now, accounting for around 73% of total customer satisfaction today. Traditionally developed for customer service, this simple but intuitive system shortly became a necessity for small and large businesses, particularly in the sales department.

2017 158

Hind and Behind

Daily Writing Tips

This post discusses the words in which the element hind , pertaining to location or movement in or to the rear, appears. The adjective hind means “back” or “rear.” Hindbrain refers to the rear part of the brain.

2017 63

The “Anthropos” Family

Daily Writing Tips

The Greek noun anthropos , meaning “male human being” or “man,” is the root of some familiar and not-so-familiar English words, which are listed and defined below.

2017 63

How CEOs Can Dominate Their Investment Portfolio

Small Business CEO

Some believe that a CEO is defined by financial prowess and an astute awareness of the markets. However, this is sometimes not the case. There are many examples of such individuals who have lost great deals of money due to bad portfolio decisions.

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5 Practical Ways to Cut Costs and Improve Profit Margins

Small Business CEO

A business can exist in three financial stages – the business can be operating at a loss, it might be breaking even, and it might be booking profits sustainably.

2017 60

5 Best College Degrees for CEOs

Small Business CEO

The responsibilities of a CEO are many and varied, and when you are at the head of a company it is important to be able to keep up with and understand all areas of your business.

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