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Top technology tools for working remotely

Practically Perfect PA

At the Future Assistant Conference I was talking to an Assistant who did not work in the same office as any of her Executives. Not a single one. I was a bit flabbergasted to be honest. Because, she wasn’t a Virtual Assistant.

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Uber and Lyft Help Drivers Weather Financial Shocks

Small Business Labs

A recent academic study found that many ridesharing drivers do so to help them work through financial shocks and smooth income volatility. The study only looked at rideshare drivers. But it points out that these benefits should extend to any highly flexible part-time employment.

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How to Treat a Woman With Respect

Dumb Little Man

A few years ago, I was called out for misogyny. When it happened, my immediate instinct was to react defensively. It was a male colleague who called me out. He was someone I respected but who still felt comfortable enough with to push back against. At the time, the irony to me was that, in my mind, I was complimenting this woman who I was acting sexist to. I still remember it clearly. The woman was a colleague and friend. She happened to be supremely beautiful.

2018 171

The Evolving Admin: What’s Next for Administrative Professionals?

Eat Your Career

The last time I worked as an Executive Assistant, it was 2007. That was just a little over 10 years ago, and yet, so much has changed in that time. Social media was just starting to take shape back then.

Standard replies to frequent email requests

Practically Perfect PA

So I’ve been using Gmail for… A LONG time… And last week I finally got around to having a look at some of the features that will help me keep on top of my emails. Gmail has loads and I will share these with you in another blog post soon. But, one feature that I know […].

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The Return of Independent Bookstores

Small Business Labs

In 1936 George Orwell pointed out that one of the main difficulties of owning an independent bookstore is turning a profit. This, of course, was long before Amazon.

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How to Make People Listen: 7 Things You Shouldn’t Ignore

Dumb Little Man

You don’t really need to be born with great public speaking skills to learn how to make people listen. In fact, it can be learned by anyone as long as he or she wishes to master it. If you are planning to perfect your public speaking skills, here are some of the best tips you can follow: Tone Management. Your tone is one of the best ways to get people to listen to you. It involves your vocal register as well as the range of tones you use when speaking.

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Who is the Virtual Summit designed for?

Practically Perfect PA

With the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit coming up on Friday 22nd June I thought I would write a quick blog post about the attendees. Who is the Virtual Summit designed for? #1

2018 188

Food Truck Nation

Small Business Labs

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's study Food Truck Nation includes a "food truck index" that shows which cities are the most food truck friendly. The index covers 20 U.S. cities and the goal is to show what it's like to start an operate a food truck.

2018 182

Can Cycling Actually Change Your Health And Life?

Dumb Little Man

Bikes can be life-changing machines. Although they are cheap and consume a lot of time when it comes to transportation, they can have a huge impact on your life. In fact, bikes can make you better and healthier. If you are still thinking twice about getting your own, below are some good reasons why cycling is important. Less money on transportation. Have you ever calculated how much money you actually spend on transportation in a year? Every month, it’s the same story ?—

2018 166

How to Answer "Tell Me About Yourself"

On The Job

Chances are pretty good that in your next job interview, you're going to hear: "So! Tell me about yourself." Interviewers love to ask this question because a) they're hoping you might slip up and tell them something really interesting, such as the fact that you've been fired from your last five jobs b) they don't really remember who you are, and this gives them time to come up with questions to ask and c) they want to see how you present yourself.

2018 131

Acumatica Marketing Whiteboard Video to highlight software features

Andrea Kalli

Check out this new client whiteboard video – Acumatica Marketing Video to highlight software features, designed and edited by [link] – Andrea Kalli – Video Design. Video Editing Services. Video Marketing. If you want to see more, check out my showcase videos: [link].

2018 130

Podcast 093: Being focused

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! This is Podcast 93 and it’s about being focused. Last time I talked about being present. This time, right now, is all that you have. This time I’ll talk about being focused and utilizing that present time. The kind of focus I mean is related to being present.

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6 Ways to Constantly Improve IT Skills

Dumb Little Man

As technology continues to develop, the same should happen to your IT skills. Employers only seek out the best IT specialists and the only way to get ahead of your competition is to keep learning and refining your skills. Becoming complacent is the worst thing any professional could do as this makes you less likely to progress towards your ultimate goals. As a guide, here are sure ways to consistently improve your IT skills. Establish Weak Points.

2018 162

3 Variations of Misplaced Modifiers

Daily Writing Tips

When information is added to the main clause of a sentence to provide more detail, whether it is inserted directly or parenthetically, careful placement enhances comprehension. In each of the following sentences, modifying phrases are clumsily included.

2018 94

Come Sit Stay Pet Shipping marketing video – Parker Colorado

Andrea Kalli

Come Sit Stay Pet Shipping marketing video – Parker Colorado – Designed and edited by [link] – Andrea Kalli – Video Design. Video Editing Services. Video Marketing. If you want to see more, check out my showcase videos: [link]. Video Marketing

2018 109

How to Start a Company in the Netherlands

Small Business CEO

The Netherlands is a top business destination in Europe. Its connectivity, high quality of life, business ecosystem and access to talented workforce from around Europe make it a prime location for investors looking to open a company.

2018 77

Let Go of Your Ex: 7 Excuses You Need to Stop Making Now

Dumb Little Man

To successfully move on from a broken relationship and let go of your ex, you need to separate yourself emotionally, physically, and psychologically. The best way to do that is to cut off all contact with your ex so that you have time and space to heal. Yet many people try to justify and rationalize their continued contact. If you are one of those people, here are 7 excuses you need to let go right away. “I I want to be friends.”.

2018 161

Reading People with Anne Bogel


Today’s guest is Anne Bogel. Anne is a podcaster, blogger, and author. She is also known as a tastemaker through her popular book lists and reading guides. Recently, Anne wrote a new book titled Reading People: How Seeing The World Through The Lens of Personality Changes Everything.

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3 More Types of Hyphenation Errors with Numbers

Daily Writing Tips

Confusion about the relationship between hyphens and numbers, whether they appear in numeral or spelled-out form, is rampant. Each of the following examples erroneously employs hyphens; discussion after each sentence explains the error, and a revision corrects it.

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Why Healthy Relationships are Financially Sound

Small Business CEO

There’s a time in every couple’s life when things move from dating to planning marriage, kids and an entire life together. Besides love and happily ever after, this step forward involves a wide series of changes in a couple’s life.

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How to Become a Better Decision Maker

Dumb Little Man

Making decisions isn’t that easy, particularly when it comes to major life decisions. I know so many people that have faced these types of decisions and ended up remaining in a situation that is unfulfilling or even toxic. Not being able to know what the future holds can be daunting. It’s like you are standing in a dark forest and about to step into the unknown. But you know what? Sometimes, we just need a change in perspective to improve our decision making skills.

2018 156

How to Increase Shopify Sales with The 5 Best Tools for Beginners

Dumb Little Man

Opening your shop in Shopify doesn’t automatically mean you’ll succeed. In fact, StatisticBrain reports that startup mortality rate after 10 years in business is at a massive 71%. In other words, only 29% of startups survive after a decade. Learning how to increase Shopify sales will give you a great advantage over more than 500,000 Shopify users across 175 countries. And you’ll need hard work, guts, and commitment to succeed.

2018 152

15-Minute Full Body Kettlebell Workout

Dumb Little Man

Most of us undervalue the positive effects of a 15-minute workout. Many people think they need to spend hours in the gym to see results. Contrary to this belief, the intensity of a workout can actually have a bigger impact on your fitness than the duration. The American Heart Association recommends 75 minutes of vigorous exercise per week to improve cardiovascular health. When you break it down, that’s only 15 minutes of exercise per day, five days per week.

2018 149

Money-Saving Hacks for Busy People

Dumb Little Man

As a busy person, you know how hard it is to find time to plan your finances, calculate your expenses, and review your budget. Just when you think you finally found the time to sit down and balance your books, an important event or errand comes up. Fortunately, there are money-saving hacks you can use to make sure you get to keep extra money for future use. The following are some of the best tips you can try. Stop Spending Impulsively.

2018 146

Smoking and Productivity: 7 Good Reasons to Quit Smoking

Dumb Little Man

Smoking is no longer allowed indoors. In some places, they also aren’t allowed outdoors. This caused smoking rates to decline dramatically. For the economy, that was good news. The CDC estimates that workers who smoke cost the economy almost $300 billion a year in lost productivity. Secondhand smoke, on the other hand, costs the economy $5.6 billion a year.

2018 145

How to Wear Glasses With Style

Dumb Little Man

Glasses don’t just improve how you see. If you wear them the right way, they can also improve how you look. The perfect glasses can complement your wardrobe and speak about your personality and sense of style.

2018 203

7 Real Truths On Being Your Own Boss

Small Business CEO

Self-employment and having your own business are the new black when it comes to dream jobs. More than 57 million people freelance in the US alone. And, by 2027 freelancers will make the majority of the American workforce. Yet, being your own boss doesn’t always mean things are smooth as silk.

2018 76

Small Business Solutions: Ways for Clients to Purchase Products

Small Business CEO

If you own a small business, then you know how vitally important it is to make it as easy as possible for clients to pay you. Unfortunately, a lot of the payment methods in the past required some major infrastructure in place.

The Many Ways of “Via”

Daily Writing Tips

Via , the Latin word for “way,” is also the basis of many words, many of them disguised, that refer to movement or the way things move (or act). This post lists and defines terms derived from via.

2018 68

Mistakes to Avoid When Operating a Scissor Lift

Small Business CEO

Getting a residential or commercial structure built in a timely and efficient manner is no easy task. A key component to having success as a construction company owner is having the right equipment at your disposal. When it comes to working at high altitudes, having a scissor lift is essential.

2018 63

The Hidden Benefits of a Visitor Management System

Small Business CEO

Ranging from claims management software to cloud security system, companies are adopting technology to streamline their business operations. This also holds true when it comes to managing your business premise’s visitors. The main goal of any visitor management system is safety.

2018 63

4 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Law Firm

Small Business CEO

Before you hire a legal firm to represent your business, it’s important to establish whether they’re suitable. Your decision is largely based on your circumstances, alongside the proficiency of the firm in question.

2018 61

ROI Revisions: A Guide to Keeping Your Startup Out of the Red

Small Business CEO

You know what they say…starting up a business can be a risky thing. Statistics show that that 50-70% of most startups do not make it past their first 18 months in business, and trying to ensure that your startup doesn’t fall into that boat can be a stressful, daunting task.

2018 61

3 Ways Office Employees Can Get Better Insurance

Small Business CEO

Does your current employee benefits and life insurance package make you feel more appreciated for the work you do?

2018 60

A Workers’ Compensation Guide for Small Business

Small Business CEO

Employees are imperative to the successful operation of all small businesses, perhaps even more so than for large corporations because those larger entities usually have workers they can allocate where there’s a labor shortage. But, what happens when an employee is severely injured on the job?

2018 60

How to Avoid a Business Burnout

Small Business CEO

Whether you have twenty employees or a business that consists of you and only you, stress is going to happen. And, when it does, business will continue to go on. If you can’t slow down and deal with the source of the stress , it will get worse.

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