Sat.Mar 17, 2018 - Fri.Mar 23, 2018

20 ways to impress your Executive

Practically Perfect PA

A few years ago I had a really brilliant mentor. She started working for my organisation just a few months before I started, but she had been working for my Executive for a few years and had followed her from their previous firm.

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Study: Despite Uncertainty, Self-Employed Happier at Work Than Traditional Employees

Small Business Labs

A new academic study reports that the self-employed are happier and more engaged at work than traditional employees are. The reason, according to the study, is they have greater levels of autonomy than traditional employees. 

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How to Cut Down Expenses While Living In A Big City

Dumb Little Man

If you live in a big city, your cost of living could get even higher in 2018. Cities all over the US are seeing record-breaking increases in living costs , making personal budgeting more difficult than ever. For city-dwellers, high expenses come with the territory. A study conducted by Zillow and found that people living in cities paid $9,073 more on average for daily living expenses than people living in the suburbs of those same cities. Some places have an even bigger gap.

2018 161

Great Assistants Are In the Know

Office Dynamics

Great assistants know. It’s COOL to be an administrative professional because you are privy to information that other employees are not or you may be given a heads up on an upcoming change before other employees are told.

2018 192

The Productive PA

Practically Perfect PA

Today I thought I Would share another session with you from last year’s Virtual Summit to give you a flavour of what to expect at our next Virtual Summit on the 22nd June.

2018 228

Financial Shocks Lead to Gig Work

Small Business Labs

One of the most important findings from our gig economy research is the role financial hardships and shocks play in the decision to become a gig worker. 

2018 205

3 Ways To Build A Personal Brand Based On Authenticity

Dumb Little Man

In today’s society, people are used to getting a taste of products for free. When a product or service is so high-quality that its creator is confident enough to give it away, that tells audiences it’s truly valuable. Take Chance the Rapper, for example: He has risen to stardom over the past seven years — performing for President Barack Obama at the White House, hosting “Saturday Night Live,” and winning three Grammys in 2017 for his rap album “Coloring Book.”

2018 161

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Technology of the week: Sticker Mule

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Technology of the week: Sticker Mule. Here are all the details… What is StickerMule? Sticker Mule is an online shop that prints and delivers custom made stickers, labels, magnets, buttons and packaging. What does it do? Sticker Mule is the fastest and easiest way to buy custom stickers.

2018 205

Deloitte Thinks the Retail “Apocalypse” is Really a Renaissance

Small Business Labs

According to a new study from Deloitte the retail apocalypse is a myth. Instead, they believe retail is changing in line with consumer income bifurcation.

2018 191

How To Increase Your App Downloads With Video Trailers

Dumb Little Man

Read any video-related article and you will find that videos are significant on landing pages, social channels, seminars, and even conferences. But that’s not all. Videos are playing a crucial role even in the Google Play store. The top-performing apps all have a common feature – explainer videos. Whether the app belongs to the healthcare industry or an IT firm, those videos work equally well.

2018 158

This is Why Failure Can Be Good for Your Career

On The Job

Failure on the job can mean a lot of different things. It can mean that you failed to deliver a project on time, and the boss is ticked. It can mean you lost a huge client and the boss is livid. It can mean you failed to figure out how to create an app that was going to be a big deal for your career.

2018 170

Want to be liked on LinkedIn? Follow these 4 simple tips

Practically Perfect PA

I’m pretty sure that everyone that reads Practically Perfect PA is on LinkedIn… How do I know this?

2018 181

ReVisited: SSL Certificates and the “This Website is Not Secure” Message

Tips From T. Marie

Less than a year ago I penned the post “What You Should Know About The “This Website is Not Secure” Message. The post discussed the message that some browsers display if a website SSL certificate is not being used. Today I’m revisiting it because things have changed. In my original post when posing the question. Read more.

2018 116

The Top Tech Events You Need To Attend For Your Business This Year

Dumb Little Man

The UK is one of the leading countries in the world when it comes to technology and in 2017, the tech sector saw a record amount of investment at nearly £3 billion. This was almost double the amount that was spent in the previous year. At a time of great uncertainty and with Brexit looming in the background, this just goes to show how powerful and infallible the tech industry is. As the tech industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, 2018 promises to be another massive year.

2018 153

Archiving Email Off The Server With Outlook

Simple Productivity Blog

You might need to get email off of your server. The first is space. If your company has quotas on how big your email boxes can be (and they all do), you might find yourself in a situation where you have no more room, but you need to hang onto emails for legal or documentation reasons.

2018 130

Podcast 092: Being present

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! This is Podcast 92. Last time I announced my group coaching program for productivity, time management, prioritizing, procrastination and decluttering. The format will be virtual so it doesn’t matter where you are in the world, you can still join in. I’ll conduct a live one hour session once a month about a topic, like procrastination.

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ReVisited: SSL Certificates and the “This Website is Not Secure” Message

Tips From T. Marie

Less than a year ago I penned the post “ What You Should Know About The “This Website is Not Secure ” Message. The post discussed the message that some browsers display if a website SSL certificate is not being used. Today I’m revisiting it because things have changed. In my original post when posing the question of whether you needed an SSL certificate I said: “ If you have a website or blog that doesn’t require login or sharing of personal information the answer is probably not yet.”.

2018 100

The Hidden Costs of Developing A Mobile App You Should Be Aware of

Dumb Little Man

How much does it cost to create an app? App development is a tricky thing. If you’re not thoroughly aware and prepared, you can easily end up spending more than you should. Worse, you can end up with an unfinished project just because you ran out of funds. Cost of publishing an application in app stores. Yes, you need to pay certain fees before you can release or publish your app. There’s the fee for registration of developer account and fees for each transaction.

2018 149

Shareable: Email Postcard Rule

Simple Productivity Blog

For email, the old postcard rule applies. Nobody else is supposed to read your postcards, but you'd be a fool if you wrote anything private on one. Judith Martin. Email Shareable

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Daily Writing Tips

This post pertains to varieties of pleonasms, instances of verbal redundancy, which are usually a sign of careless or lazy writing (though some are employed for rhetorical effect).

2018 91

3 Tips for Keeping Your Business Open During Construction

Small Business CEO

For many businesses, it feels like the stars have to align just perfectly in order for you to feel like your business is running successfully and that things are going well. And while this can happen occasionally, more often than not, all things related to your business likely won’t swing your way.

2018 85

Diamonds As Gifts: How Do You Pick The Right One?

Dumb Little Man

Love comes in different forms and different relationship dynamics. First, there is young love that is restless, magical, all-consuming, and ready to conquer the world. Then, there is mature love which is calm and ever-present. Just as love evolves, the little things that come with it should change, too. The unique gifts that remind you of how special you are should mature just like your relationship over time. Jewelry is the most versatile of all gifts you can give to your special someone.

2018 147

Declutter Your Way to Success with Terri Savelle Foy


This episode of The Productivityist Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, cyclist, weightlifters and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Go to to support the show and see if you qualify.

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Style Quiz #15: Redundancy

Daily Writing Tips

Correct errors of redundancy in the following sentences by removing words that repeat the meaning already expressed by other words in the same sentence. After a few minutes, the hawk was a small speck in the sky. The Medical Examiner was called to the building where a dead corpse had been found.

2018 89

How to Make Your Marketing Message for Building a Rideshare Business

Small Business CEO

Referral networks are wonderful tools to help speed up growth and expand the range of influence an individual or company requires to increase their client base. However, having successful referrers aid, you reach clients will only go so far.

2018 83

3 Negative Effects of Bad Mattresses You Need To Be Aware Of

Dumb Little Man

You must pay special attention to your mattress and make sure that it’s in a great condition. You spend about one-third of your entire lifespan sleeping on your bed so it’s really important that you’re using the right mattress. An average mattress could be used for a maximum of 8 years. Beyond this, your mattress can have negative effects on your health and well-being. If you are wondering about the effects of a bad mattress, below are some great examples.

2018 145

8 Easy Snow Removal Tips For Your Garden

Dumb Little Man

There’s nothing wrong with having snow in your garden. It makes a great insulator and can provide just the right water to your dry plants during the winter. However, once snow builds up and causes trunks to bend and break, it’s a totally different story. Here are some of the best tips you can use to deal with snow in your garden. Shovel frequently. If you want to stop snow from accumulating in your garden, there’s really no better way than to shovel often.

2018 140

Digital Marketing for Business: Is It A Must?

Dumb Little Man

Why is content going digital? There are plenty of people who prefer going to movie theaters to see new movies. There are still lots of folks who enjoy a live musical performance over listening to the radio.

2018 253

The War On Grad School

Dumb Little Man

Now more than ever, an educated public is essential for a country to remain relevant and competitive in the global marketplace. In fall of 2016, 1.8

2018 179

“Stance” and Its Relations

Daily Writing Tips

A previous post listed words such as constitute that ultimately stem from the Latin verb stare , meaning “stand.” Here, stance (from the present participle of stare ), and words in which stance is the root, as well as terms related to those words, are listed and defined.

2018 85

3 Cases of Using the Wrong Punctuation

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following sentences, the wrong punctuation has been employed to aid in organization of a sentence. Discussion after each example explains the problem, and a revision demonstrates the solution.

2018 82

Top Mobile App Trends For 2018

Small Business CEO

It’s always important to stay up-to-date on current trends regardless of what business you are in, and the mobile app world is certainly no exception.

2018 80

3 Ways to Improve Retirement Planning

Small Business CEO

One of the many things that can put stress to people is thinking about future and making retirement plans. Younger generations almost never think about retirement planning, although this is serious and important issue to think about.

It’s Time to Take Cybersecurity Personally

Small Business CEO

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) routinely delegate cybersecurity efforts to an information technology department or outside specialists. Given an SMB’s typically limited resources, method is understandable.

2018 74

Top 5 Mobile Payment Trends that will Disrupt 2018

Small Business CEO

Everyone and (literally) their grandparents are using mobile phones and devices to make payments on the fly.

2018 72

5 Actionable Techniques to Improve your Outcomes with Content Marketing

Small Business CEO

Content marketing has captured a lot of attention these days. It has become one of the most notable digital marketing strategies used nowadays and for good reason. There are different forms of content that can be published and it costs only a fraction of other marketing methods.

2018 70

4 Things You Should Know About Being a Landlord

Small Business CEO

Being a successful landlord involves more than simply collecting the rent each month. Understanding legal requirements, adapting to problems, and being compatible with many different personality types are all essential skills.

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