Sat.Jan 27, 2018 - Fri.Feb 02, 2018

NPR on the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

NPR's The Rise of the Contract worker , is a week long series of stories covering the gig economy.      It was based on a gig economy survey they conducted with Marist Poll. The highlights from their survey are: NPR/Marist Poll Highlights.

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Come meet your tribe

Practically Perfect PA

One of the main reasons to attend any conference is to network. But not every conference offers the same networking opportunities.

2018 191

The 7 Biggest Mistakes That College Students Make

Dumb Little Man

So many great things can happen in college. It’s essentially your launching pad. This is the time and place where you meet people, have your ideas and perceptions challenged, and get prepared for your next steps in life. It’s also a time where you can make some pretty costly mistakes and miss out on some great opportunities. Here’s a quick list of the 7 things not to do in college. Going Out Too Often. For many students, college is where you can make spontaneous plans.

2018 191

How Can a Green Lifestyle Lead to a More Successful You?

Eco-Office Gals

Going green is a real way of life. Although you can go about introducing eco-friendliness into your daily life, the only way to fully go green is to embrace it with open arms. Becoming kind to both the environment and the people around you is a good way to get a head-start.

2018 173

Fiverr Buys And Co; ADP Buys Work Market; Expect More Gig Economy Acquisitions

Small Business Labs

There were several interesting recent acquisitions in the gig economy space. Last week the online talent marketplace Fiverr announced they had acquired AND CO , a provider of financial and client management software for freelancers. 

2018 181

What Crying at Work Can Do to Your Career

On The Job

When I appeared on the Today show many years ago, one of the female newscasters and I were chatting before my interview. At the time, she told me that she had recently had a disagreement with a high-powered female business executive over whether it hurt a woman's career to cry at work.

2018 153

How to Become Successful: The Real Secret No One is Talking About

Dumb Little Man

Hustle. Work harder. Sleep less, do more. Quit whining and get to work! All of these lines are terrible pieces of advice. I know because I’ve tried them all for myself. I worked 16 hours per day, killing myself to try and grow my business. At the end of the day, my only accomplishment was massive burnout and exhaustion. And then something happened… I discovered the real “secret” to high performance. No one’s talking about it while others laugh at it.

2018 191

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Dog Walking Company Wag Raises $300 Million

Small Business Labs

Wag calls itself the "#1 dog walking and dog sitting app for busy dog owners"   And backing this claim up is their recent $300 million funding round. 

2018 179

Why You Didn't Get the Second Interview

On The Job

It can be very exciting when you get a call from an employer inviting you for a job interview. But that feeling can quickly disappear when you don't get a call for the second interview. If this happens more than once, you may need to make some adjustments because it might not be "them" -- but you. If you fail to get a second interview, you need to consider: You're making rookie mistakes.

2018 130

8 Meaningful Gifts To Surprise The Man Of Your Life On Valentine’s Day

Dumb Little Man

For all the beautiful surprises your boyfriend plans for you to make you happy and for every little thing he does for you to make you feel special, it is now your time to show all your love for him. This February 14, make him feel loved and special by surprising him with a beautiful gift. Now, if you aren’t sure what to give him, here are 8 Valentine’s Day ideas for him. An Electric Wine Opener. This Valentine’s Day, surprise your boyfriend with an electric wine opener.

2018 183

3 Tips for Breaking Into a Highly Competitive Market

Small Business CEO

For many people looking to start their own business, it can be very intimidating thinking about coming into an already established market or industry.

2018 82

Beware of Wielding Unwieldy Jargon

Daily Writing Tips

This post pertains to the pitfalls of employing jargon to convey ideas without considering that colorful usage may confound instead of convey. I once edited a book that referred to “dual-wielding pistols,” a reference to the trademark weapons of a movie character: a brace of flintlock pistols.

2018 60

The View from the Top with Aaron Walker

Productivityist

In this week’s episode, I spoke with life and business coach Aaron Walker. He spends the majority of his time helping men grow in success and significance as President and Founder of View From The Top , a premier life, and business coaching resource.

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5 College Skills That Have Lasting Value

Dumb Little Man

Between writing essays, going into interviews, and managing deadlines, you refine several skills while you’re applying for college. Those skills are important because not only do they help you get into your dream college, but they can also help you find jobs and manage your career. Here are some of the best college skills that can help you achieve success in your life. Creative Writing. KudosWall recently conducted a survey and found that creativity is king.

2018 182

How to Find Money to Start Your Own Business

Small Business CEO

Entrepreneurial endeavors are becoming more and more commonplace as technology continues to place the tools to do the job in the hands of regular people. The path to starting your own business is no longer shrouded in obscurity.

2018 81

3 Types of Unnecessary Hyphenation

Daily Writing Tips

An extraneous instance of hyphenation occurs in each of the following sentences. Discussion after each example explains the error, and revisions illustrate correct treatment. Those organizations that adapt will be able to excel in the long-term.

2018 56

5 Everyday Things That Will Disappear Really Soon

Dumb Little Man

What happens to the world around us is called exponential growth. The most powerful processor, the fastest connection, the highest video quality— all of them double in performance each time a new module is out. If you hear someone complaining how everything sucks, remind them that this is the best we’ve been off since forever. And no matter what it seems like, the facts prove that it gets better each year.

2018 181

The Stockdale Paradox: How to Successfully Deal With Life

Dumb Little Man

I like to read a lot. Through the years, I have come to understand and memorize plenty of quotes. Only a few of them left a long-lasting mark on my life, just like those was found in a book called Good to Great written by Jim Collins. I have read that book 4 years ago and it was one of those books that changed my entire approach to life. This book showed me mistakes in my leadership style, like how I neglected the people I was leading and how badly I was dealing with some situations.

2018 166

Becoming A Skilled Worker In Canada: What You Need to Know Before Immigrating

Dumb Little Man

In Canada, there are plenty of work opportunities. If you are thinking of becoming a skilled worker in Canada, this article can help you learn a lot about the guidelines and the procedures you have to go through in applying for Canadian citizenship. The Programs. One of the main objectives of Canadian migration is to allow people to contribute to Canada’s growing economy. Workers who visit Canada are highly important not just for the country’s economy but its workforce as well.

2018 160

Top Business Ideas of 2018 You Should Consider

Dumb Little Man

With 2017 under our belts, the holidays over, and a slew of unrealistic New Year resolutions to tackle, getting a good start for the new year isn’t easy. Our goals and resolutions have a tendency to change as our priorities shift. New Year, New Me. Just as you set your own goals for personal growth, you should also set your professional goals, too. The predicted business trends of 2018, though all different, are based on a single and simple principle: personality.

2018 155

8 Easy Steps To Your Browser Security And Privacy

Dumb Little Man

Bad news. There’s really no such thing as the most secure browser. Want proof? In a poll in 2013, Firefox was voted as the most secure web browser. However, in a hacking contest in March of 2014, Firefox was deemed as the least secure after it went down to four zero-day exploits. Because you can’t really rely on one browser to protect you and your data, it’s critical that you know how to make your favorite browser the most secure browser for you.

2018 151

4 Useful Tips For Managing Millennials In The Workplace

Dumb Little Man

Many millennials and recent college grads are opting for remote working positions. Working remotely provides a better work-life balance for them, along with the freedom to work where and how they please. It offers some great opportunities, too. Millennials can be great assets to remote teams, but managing them can be a difficult task. You have to know how to manage them without stepping on their toes or their fresh perspectives.

2018 148

5 Best Wine Regions To Visit Before You Die

Dumb Little Man

When the weather starts to get warmer and the vines begin to grow, a trip to one of the best wine regions can be a really fruitful experience. Not only do you get the opportunity to sample and learn about some of the finest wines in the world, but you also get to explore the beautiful regions they exist in. Here are 5 of the best wine regions that you simply must visit before you die. Champagne.

2018 145

11 Remedies For Menstrual Cramps You Need To Try

Dumb Little Man

Dysmenorrhea or painful menstrual periods is a common concern for a lot of women. Most of them have mild abdominal cramps while others experience intense pain that greatly affects their daily activities. If you are dealing with this kind of pain each month, here are some of the most effective remedies for menstrual cramps you can try. Exercising. Believe it or not, any kind of physical activity can ease your belly pain.

2018 142

8 Negative Effects of Having Crooked Teeth

Dumb Little Man

The way you look isn’t the only thing you have to worry about when you have crooked teeth. It can also have a lot of negative effects on your general health if you don’t get it fixed in time. Genetic susceptibility, facial injuries, premature loss of baby teeth, and excessive use of pacifiers are just some of the things that can cause crooked teeth. For some, it’s a result of thumb sucking and tongue thrusting during childhood.

2018 140

How Networking Can Make You More Productive

Dumb Little Man

Hard work plays a huge role in the way your career unfolds, but it’s not the only thing that can make you successful. It turns out that social networking and productivity are closely related to a person’s success. Here are the four major ways socialization can make one more productive. Shared Goals. “You are what you eat.” ” You’ve probably heard this saying before. In the context of professional productivity, it carries a great weight.

2018 140

6 College Health Tips They Won’t Teach You At Orientation

Dumb Little Man

College years are a great time. It’s when you become more independent, make new friends, and learn a lot of new things. From managing your finances to taking care of your health, you start to become more responsible. The tricky part is that you often need to learn those things from your own experience and if it’s your health we’re talking about, it isn’t always pleasant. Most of the time, it’s inconvenient.

2018 136

Essential Ways to Generate More Sales in a Business

Small Business CEO

To ensure that the company is successful in terms of generated revenue, it is important to have a proper coordination among the multiple facets of the organisation.

2018 73

Adopt These 4 Tactics to Diversify Your Content Marketing Strategy

Small Business CEO

Content marketing has never been as simple as writing a blog post and walking away. This rings true whether you’re content marketing for leads, SEO or a combination of both. A strong content strategy is a diverse one, plain and simple.

2018 67

Virtual Office Services: What Separate The Great From The Good?

Small Business CEO

As a business owner, you know the different kinds of people you need to work with on a daily basis. Plus, you know about the different types of job profiles that these people need to handle to ensure the smooth workings of the company.

2018 67

Superannuation Solutions for Every Size & Type of Business: Find the fund that is right for you – no matter the business you are in

Small Business CEO

Choosing the right superannuation fund for your employees can be a complex process regardless of the industry you are in or the size of your business.

2018 67

How to Use Your Business Credit Score to Your Advantage

Small Business CEO

While many business owners are more than aware of their personal credit scores, there are many who are simply unaware of how their company’s credit score contributes to their potential success.

2018 66

Video Trends of 2018 Your Business Needs to Employ

Small Business CEO

Video marketing has gained massive steam over the last couple of years and 2018 is the year you should be using it to drive your leads and sales. It is the best way to announce business changes, business events, contests, and product releases.

2018 65

Exploring How Invoice Factoring Can Impact The Growth of Your Business

Small Business CEO

If you are a small business owner with a steady and moderate growing business, you are already way ahead of the game.

2018 62

Delegating Business Tasks to Increase Productivity

Small Business CEO

Hiring people to work in your business can be time-consuming and stressful, but delegating work is essential, in order to grow your business. Many services can be staffed over time, which allows you to spend time on more critical work.

2018 60

How to Make a Great Impression During a Business Meeting

Small Business CEO

First impressions count, especially in business. But how can you make sure that you make the best first impression possible when attending a business meeting, and land that great new client contract? Here are some tips to help you. Arrive on time.

2018 59

The Financial Industry is Rapidly Changing

Small Business CEO

Since the advent of online banking, the financial industry has undergone several important changes. Meanwhile, terms such as fintech (i.e. financial technology) has become part of the everyday journalistic jargon, pointing to rapid innovation and change.

2018 57