Sat.May 09, 2020 - Fri.May 15, 2020

How to Uncover Secret Personal Strengths You Never Knew You Had

Dumb Little Man

If someone asked you to write down your best friend’s personal strengths and then write down your own, chances are, your friend’s list would be twice as long as yours. This isn’t abnormal at all, as we typically find it easier to identify others’ personal strengths than our own. However difficult it may be, becoming aware of your personal strengths is an important life skill.

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Will the Pandemic Destroy Small Businesses?

Tips From T. Marie

Here in the State of Maine, as in much of the country, a vocal group of people are demanding our state open for business. They claim that the shutdown is going to kill small Maine businesses. Luckily, we have a governor who is being cautious and making sure businesses can operate with new safety measures in place before allowing them to open to the public. But are those extremely vocal protesters right? Will the pandemic destroy small businesses? It depends.

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Future-Proof Your Career by Developing Project Management Skills

Eat Your Career

Did you know that the typical office professional spends about 80% of his or her time working on projects? Research suggests this number is only going to increase in the future. If you think about it, you can quickly see why. Tasks (or single-step operational to-do items) are easily automated. Over the past few years, technology has probably already reduced the number of tasks on your plate; but projects are fundamentally different.

Being Resilient During Turbulent Times

Office Dynamics

Have you ever come across someone whose decorum is composed amidst the chaos? Their organizational skills, attitude, and outlook seem unscathed. It’s likely that the person you see before you developed those traits over time and has chosen to be resilient regardless of what lies ahead. Developing resiliency is beneficial for two main reasons: Throughout your career and personal life, there will always be turmoil, upheaval, and unwanted change.

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3 Reasons Why Being ‘Bad’ At Small Things Sets You Up For Big Success

Dumb Little Man

If you’re anything like me, you hate not being good at something. Whether it’s a new sport, a change in career, or a creative pursuit – trying something new and being pretty adequate, or even downright rubbish, brings up these horrible feelings of ‘failing’. For example, I recently decided to learn to play the piano. I was really excited – I had visions of wowing my family and friends with musical renditions, having rousing sing-a-longs, and unleashing my creative potential.

2020 171

How to Prepare the Room for Your Speech or Presentation

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Prepare the Room for Your Speech or Presentation appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Think about the time invested in preparing a great speech: research, organization, practice, preparing a slide presentation, etc. Now, imagine neglecting the last preparation step by not allowing time to prepare the facility when you’ll give your speech. Your presentation is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. You blast into the room —with the audience already there— […].

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Podcast 146: Tips for supporting staff remotely

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! ?. Today I’m talking to Renee Green who is operations manager at a small software company. We’ll talk about the abrupt transition to working at home and how it’s going, and how things may go in the future. In particular, we’ll talk about the challenges of working remotely, especially when there’s been no advance preparation or experience.

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Going Green: 7 Tips for an Eco-Friendlier Place

Dumb Little Man

Once upon a time everyone lived an eco-friendly life; fast forward many generations and we realize there are easy things to do to be kinder to our environment. Take a quick look at these seven tips to help you get started. Use Less Energy. One simple way to begin your eco-friendly journey is to be mindful of the environment in your home. When you leave for work, turn the thermostat up in the summer and down in the winter.

2020 163

Why Do We Cut The Margins Of The Pie?

Brilliantly Better

A very close friend told me the other day an interesting story. It’s about an old Romanian habit, of cutting the margins of the pie. She started like this: “When I was little, I remember that every time we baked a pie, my mom will lay out the dough in the tray, and then cut. Read more Why Do We Cut The Margins Of The Pie? The post Why Do We Cut The Margins Of The Pie? appeared first on Dragos Roua. Relationships & Society

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The 90% Economy

Small Business Labs

There's been a recent flurry of articles suggesting that the economic recovery will not be V-shaped or quick.    Instead, the articles suggest it will likely take 2-3 years to fully recover from the pandemic induced recession.    For example, The Economist's April 30th cover story is called The 90% Economy because they think it will take a long time for the economy to get back to 100%. 

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Necromancy and Words for Divining the Future

Daily Writing Tips

In times of uncertainty, people wish for some magical means of foretelling the future. Considering that uncertainty is one of life’s certainties, it’s not surprising that human beings have come up with numerous ways to “look into the seeds of time/And say which grain will grow and which will not.” ” The English vocabulary is rich in words that name different ways of divining the future. Most of them end with the suffix – mancy.

2020 61

4 Lessons From My Grandmother

Dumb Little Man

“I am doing fine by the grace of my God,” Shamim Mahipara Kamal. On December 28th, 2018, right after Christmas and my birthday, my precious grandmother passed away silently, in peace. I called her my best friend; she was always by my side. She was living with us, but at certain times, she would often stay in Canada with my aunts and uncle as well. Whenever my grandmother stayed with us, I would have the silliest yet unforgettable moments.

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Blog Every Day In 2020 – A 230 Days Challenge

Brilliantly Better

At the beginning of 2020, Steve Pavlina announced on his Facebook account he will do a 365 days blogging challenge. He also asked if other people will join. At that time, I felt comfortable to only leave a small comment saying I will follow his efforts and show a bit of support every time I’ll. Read more Blog Every Day In 2020 – A 230 Days Challenge. The post Blog Every Day In 2020 – A 230 Days Challenge appeared first on Dragos Roua. Blogging Personal Development

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The Recession's Economic Damage is Widespread

Small Business Labs

Yesterday we covered a series of recent articles saying it will take 2-3 years for the economy to recover to pre-pandemic levels. One reason for this view is almost all industries are being negatively impacted by the recession. Illustrating this is the BLS's employment diffusion index. This index is calculated by adding the percentage of industries with employment increasing plus one-half of the industries with unchanged employment.

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Episode 302: Think Do Say with Ron Tite

Productivityist

My guest for this episode of the program is Ron Tite , the author of Think Do Say: How to Seize Attention and Build Trust in a Busy Busy World. This episode is brought to you by Setapp , a subscription for Mac apps. Setapp packs over 180 high-quality apps into one. There’s an app for almost any task, so you can stay in your flow and finish what you started. Setapp has a dedicated curation team that only selects the highest quality apps.

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How to Finally Start Your Small Business Dreams

Dumb Little Man

It takes more than guts to start a small business. Being an entrepreneur entails a lot of hard work, patience, and creativity, among other equally important traits. But, remember that even these traits are not enough to ensure that your business will be successful. There are a lot of different success stories when it comes to small businesses, but what worked for them might not completely work for you, too.

2020 161

Proven Ways to Improve Your Business’ Customer Service

Small Business CEO

The success and sustainability of any business largely rely on customer satisfaction. If they’re happy and satisfied, consumers easily become long-term loyal customers who also regularly refer the business to other potential customers. This means that especially in this age and day where the competition is really stiff, providing incredible customer service is one of the key secrets to staying strong in business.

Why Everyone Should Be Looking for Their Next Job Now

45 Things

As job losses mount in the U.S. because of the coronavirus pandemic, job seekers — both passive and active — need to be smart about their next move and have strategies in place to avoid facing more job losses down the road if they choose an industry that could also be in trouble, an expert says For the more than 30 million unemployed U.S. workers, there is no doubt that some must be looking for work.

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Episode 302: Think Do Say with Ron Tite

Productivityist

My guest for this episode of the program is Ron Tite , the author of Think Do Say: How to Seize Attention and Build Trust in a Busy Busy World. This episode is brought to you by Setapp , a subscription for Mac apps. Setapp packs over 180 high-quality apps into one. There’s an app for almost any task, so you can stay in your flow and finish what you started. Setapp has a dedicated curation team that only selects the highest quality apps.

2020 40

Is There A Social Impact To Mixing Business And Medicine?

Dumb Little Man

Prior to industrialization, medicine was something that was practiced by many different people with many different outcomes. As science began to show people what worked and what didn’t when it came to treating different problems, the medical sciences became more consolidated and professional. Religious organizations that had long been in the business of helping people began to open hospitals, helping people who needed healthcare to gain access to it regardless of their ability to pay.

2020 149

Step By Step Guide On How To Start A Credit Repair Business

Small Business CEO

A managed services business that helps consumers improve their credit score or in many cases helps them get qualified for a good loan deal that is the business you may want to start – the Credit Repair Business. Clients with a less stellar credit score will come to you and your objective is to get it higher. This job deals with disputing inaccuracies in a piece of negative information on your client’s report.

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10 Painless Time-Tracking Apps For Your Creative Projects

Dumb Little Man

As globalization and the internet enhance the creative industry, questions arise about how employers should pay workers. While some advocate an estimated and fixed pay, others propose a pay per work hour billing. If you are a freelancer, team leader, manager, or a simple individual, you can use the feedback from time tracking apps to make well-informed choices. This will improve project management and save time on your work. Here is a glimpse of top time tracking apps you should consider.

2020 135

The Imitation Game: How Copy Trading Can Be Beneficial For Beginner Forex Traders

Dumb Little Man

With the rise of globalization, and intertwined economies owning to a widespread supply chain of goods and commodities, Forex Trading as a full-time profession, or side hustle for some extra bucks, is gaining traction. Today’s investors are always looking for opportunities to amplify their wealth. Forex Trading provides these. The notoriety of this wealth-generating field can be gauged from the magnitude of trade that takes place every day.

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Episode 301: Happy Days

Productivityist

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Shippo. The #1 challenge for most e-commerce businesses? Shipping. And these days customers expect it to be flawless. That’s why you need Shippo. Whether you’re a major retailer, or just getting started, you will save time and money, fulfill and ship at scale, and make returns easy for your customers with Shippo.

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Episode 301: Happy Days

Productivityist

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Shippo. The #1 challenge for most e-commerce businesses? Shipping. And these days customers expect it to be flawless. That’s why you need Shippo. Whether you’re a major retailer, or just getting started, you will save time and money, fulfill and ship at scale, and make returns easy for your customers with Shippo.

2020 40

Setting Up Your Small Business on the Cloud

Small Business CEO

Running your small business on the cloud can offer several advantages. It can improve security, better protect your essential data, and provide a better experience to your customers. However, many new businesses do not start off on the cloud. To gain these advantages, there are a few steps you can follow to set up your small business on the cloud. Step 1: Learn the Lingo.

2020 50

7 Ways to Move Your Team Remote

Small Business CEO

Remote work has been steadily gaining traction in recent years, most especially now. If you’re lucky, you’ve enabled your team to work remotely–but if not, it’s never too late to start. There are many advantages to moving your team remote. The ability to continue business as usual during a global pandemic is maybe the first to come to mind. Here are a few concrete ways to take that remote team leap for your business: #1 – Communicate clear goals and expectations.

2020 50

How To Set Up Your Home Office With Bad Credit

Small Business CEO

Many people are at a crossroads in their careers and due to the proliferation and ease of the internet, many choose to set up a home office. Overheads can be low and lifestyle choices can also come into play as you can combine childcare at the same time, or look after elderly relatives. However, many people often find themselves in the situation of having bad credit due to their previous spending history.

People to Hire When Starting a Business

Small Business CEO

Starting your own business is pretty exciting, but it is also a lot of hard work. In many cases, start-ups often start small with one or two people running the business. After a while, if successful, work increases making it impossible for one person to keep up alone. This would be the best time to start considering hiring a number of professionals each with specific expertise to help run a successful business. Accountants. Business means money.

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How Zoom Meeting Helped Italy During The Lockdown

Small Business CEO

The effect of the pandemic on Italy has been grave and the lockdown has created a disruption in the everyday life of its people. People are suddenly confined to their own homes, not being able to go out to work or socialize. It is during these desperate times that Zoom has been able to create a virtual environment that has helped the people of Italy in a lot of ways. Getting In Touch with Family and Friends.

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Easy Steps to Finance and Start Your Business

Small Business CEO

Starting a business is no easy thing. It takes a resilient approach, dedication, hard work, and sleepless nights to see your business aspirations come to fruition. If you don’t have what it takes for a business start-up, then it’s high time you considered other options. When starting a business, whether small or big, you need access to capital. Unfortunately, and according to most entrepreneurs, this is the most challenging element in business startups.

2020 47

Tips To Get Better At Being Your Own Boss

Small Business CEO

The nature of modern employment is at a crossroads and many people are now choosing to become their own boss, or they find themselves in a situation where they need to become their own boss due to changing circumstances. It could be due to wanting more personal freedom, or it could be as a result of being furloughed during the quarantine period. Whatever your circumstances it is vital that you understand the realities of working for yourself.

2020 43

Top 4 Reasons To Hire Immigration Lawyer

Small Business CEO

Provisions of law organize our world and are meant to make life simpler and orderly. But finding yourself in their complexities, requires patience, lots of knowledge, and experience. We can do everything ourselves, but fortunately, we don’t have to, since we can get legal advice from someone who has completed several years of legal studies. Legal matters are not only complicated, but they must be dealt with in the right order and within deadlines.

2020 43

How to Leverage Local Resources to Win in Business

Small Business CEO

In business, you need to be able to use every resource to your advantage if you don’t want to be one of the many businesses that fail each year. And while the right general strategy will go a long way, the minute factors that come from where you live, where you are based, and the local demographics and interests will make all the difference as to whether your business succeeds or fails.

2020 43

7 Tips on Improving Customer Support for Small Businesses

Small Business CEO

Have you lost an existing customer? Brace yourself – it’ll cost you 25 times more to acquire a new client than to retain a current client. That fact alone is enough to justify the $350 billion firms invest in customer service. For a startup, communicating with customers to help solve their problems is a matter of survival. Deliver ineffective customer support, and you can say goodbye to future revenue from clients.

2020 43

How Chatbots Can Benefit Your Business

Small Business CEO

The functions and capabilities of chatbots have evolved over the years. They have changed from being simply repetitive and illogically predictive to intelligent, programmable, and highly interactive features in a chat application or service. Chat, just like calls, is a way of communicating in real-time. Thus, this method of communication saw great potential in businesses, not just on the customer service aspect.

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