Sat.Dec 08, 2018 - Fri.Dec 14, 2018

6 Strategies to Increase Productivity in the Workplace

Dumb Little Man

Happy and productive employees help a company to grow. Whereas, unproductivity at a workplace can make a company’s profitability suffer. Even the most dedicated worker can become unproductive.

2018 280

Funding for Education Technology Startups Continues to Boom

Small Business Labs

Crunchbase's Aceable Scores $47M, As Startups Look To The Future Of Education (And Work) covers the continuing growth of venture capital investment in Edtech.    The article chart below (click to enlarge) shows some (but not all) of the bigger Edtech funding rounds in 2018.

2018 192

Innovative Ways to Renovate Your Office Building

Eco-Office Gals

You don’t want your office building to look like a stereotype. The dismal aesthetic of gray on gray is a thing of the past, and you’re ready to embrace the future.

2018 130

Why Jerks Still Get Ahead

On The Job

The rise of the #metoo movement in the last year and more attention to inequalities in the workplace has prompted a lot of discussions inside and outside of the workplace.

2018 130

Creating Great Habits Through Self-Improvement

Dumb Little Man

When you realize you’re not happy in the situation you find yourself in, it’s time to take action. If you’re unsure about where to start and how to make that change, there are two options you can take: a sudden, dramatic overhaul of your life or gradual change that leads to a permanent improvement.

2018 269

Yet More on the Changing Nature of Retirement

Small Business Labs

We've covered the changing nature of retirement so often in our Baby Boomer section we feel like we're feeding a fed horse by covering it again. But it's an important trend and there continues to be a flurry of interesting articles on working in and/or delaying retirement.

2018 185

Deliberate Social Media

Simple Productivity Blog

Many people that I talk with are surprised to know that outside of the blog, I don’t use Facebook or Twitter. Some react with disdain (“How can you possibly know what’s going on?”) or frustration (“How can I reach you if you don’t read Facebook?”).

More Trending

7 Killer Ways to Connect with your Audience During a Speech

Dumb Little Man

It’s probably your worst nightmare. You’re giving a speech, and you start to stumble. You mix up a few of your words, lose your train of thought, and then you can’t seem to get back on track. Sweat is forming on your brow and you’re starting to hyperventilate.

2018 264

Bouncing Back from Failure

Office Dynamics

Has it been another week of adventure? A lot can happen between Monday and Friday, can’t it? I’d like to focus today on Turning Failure into Success. Failure is a dirty word in the corporate world. And our success-oriented society often makes it difficult for those who fail to adjust.

2018 167

Setting Rules in Outlook 2016

Laughing all the Way to Work

I like to set a rule for the messages I receive from my boss. I have a new boss so had to figure out how to do this again and thought I should just write it down for the benefit of anyone else who may need it or for myself for the next time. I want any emails sent from my boss to go into a special folder. I also want it to make a sound when the email arrives. I chose a ring tone so it is different than the default email notification.

2016 100

Simple, No-Cost Gifts to Give

Business Writing

In many parts of the world, December is a month of giving gifts. On the job, you can give simple gifts this month and every day of the year with very little effort and no cost. Like the smile that. Courteous Writing Etiquette

2018 141

When I Give Someone Flowers, What Message is the Color Sending?

Dumb Little Man

A lot of people use flowers to express their feelings. Men, for example, declare their undying love to the women of their dreams by sending flowers. Whether it’s Valentine’s day, anniversary, birthday, a women will surely receive a bouquet of carefully arranged flowers.

2018 249

Joan’s Naughty and Nice List for Assistants

Office Dynamics

During a Facebook Live event Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International, had discussed her Naughty and Nice List for Assistants. This discussion highlighted many great things that can be practiced in the office as well as actions that should be avoided.

2018 162

How Small Businesses Can up Their Game With Quality Shipping

Small Business CEO

In 2016, nearly eight in 10 Americans shopped online, and that number is likely to rise as e-commerce grows even more prevalent across industries. Now that more customers are skipping crowded shopping malls to order online, shipping has become a vital part of running a business.

2018 87

List of 50 Compliments and Nice Things to Say!

Daily Writing Tips

Too often I forget to do it. But when I’m pleased or impressed by someone, I need to make a point to write them a note. Some people are embarrassed by strong face-to-face compliments. After all, if a compliment isn’t heartfelt, it may seem mocking instead.

2018 90

10 Areas of Your Life That May Need A Boost

Dumb Little Man

If you’re like most people, you probably have your annual New Year’s resolutions. And just like most people, you probably had a hard time making the leave the drawing room. The good news is that you don’t have to wait for the start of a new year to make things right.

2018 246

How to Learn a New Skill The Fast and Easy Way

Dumb Little Man

Can a complete novice learn to play tennis in under 30 minutes? In the 1970’s, Timothy Gallway’s claim to fame was that he could teach anyone to play tennis in 30 minutes — even if they had never played tennis in their entire life!

2018 245

13 Reasons You’re Bored In Life

Dumb Little Man

“Live in the moment and enjoy the journey” is what they often say. Yet, there are still a lot of people who find this journey extremely burdensome, mundane, and dull. To sum it all in one word- boring.

2018 237

5 Qualities of A Successful Small Business Website

Dumb Little Man

If you have a business, you need a website. Not too long ago, a small business could survive without a site. Word of mouth was, and still is, an effective form of promotion. But in 2018, people are as likely to turn to their phones as their friends to find business information.

2018 233

How To Make Your Wife Smile

Dumb Little Man

When you meet the woman of your dreams, a marriage becomes suddenly inevitable. And a few years into your marriage, everything changes as you get to know your better half. You realize that keeping up with your wife can be a drag.

2018 217

12 Essay-Writing Hacks That Really Work

Dumb Little Man

Writing essays can be difficult and time-consuming, and this can be stressful when you have looming deadlines for different subjects. However, we’ve put together several essay writing hacks that you can use to ensure that you finish your essay on time and that it looks neat and professional.

2018 213

GenZ and Money: How GenZ Faces Their Financial Fears

Dumb Little Man

People who grew up during the Great Depression have a certain set of stereotypical characteristics that were shaped by the circumstances in which they lived. These are the people who saved every twist tie from a loaf of bread.

2018 203

How to Effectively Remove Mold From Your House

Dumb Little Man

Molds aren’t just eyesores; they’re a threat to your health and property. Molds can cause allergic reactions which can be dangerous in rare cases. They can also cause damage to your property, including your clothes, furniture, wood, floors, and just about anything else they come in contact with. If left unattended, the damage can be so great that you’ll have to spend a huge amount of money. Mold Truths: The Real Reasons For Mold Growth.

2018 174

Next-Level SEO Concepts

Small Business CEO

Search engine optimization (or “SEO”) is one of the most important concepts in modern digital marketing. The idea is simple: you want your online presence to be as friendly as attractive and as accessible as possible to search engines like Google and Bing.

2018 82

Business Website Tips for Your New Startup

Small Business CEO

If you’re working to launch your new startup business operation, there are some things that simply can’t wait; like your business website. Every business in today’s modern world needs to be equipped with a well-built website. Your business website is your organization’s digital home base.

2018 80

Questions That You Should Ask a Potential Business Partner for Your Clothing Store

Small Business CEO

Having a business partner is one of the things that you have to think about when you are building a clothing store. The fashion industry is one of the biggest industries in the world, and it continues to grow because of e-commerce and other technological advancements.

Live Streaming: How it Can Help You to Build Your Brand

Small Business CEO

In a digital world where direct and instant connections to potential customers are vital in helping to build a brand, live streaming is the online tool of the moment. It provides businesses with the opportunity to speak directly to the people they are trying to attract.

2018 72

Companies That Offer Online Title Loans With No Credit Check

Small Business CEO

Title loans are secured short-term loans available to car owners. The vehicle used as collateral should not have a lien on the title. In other words, the vehicle or car should not have an unpaid auto loan. Title loans are provided by private lenders.

2018 67

6 Features to Look for When Choosing a POS System

Small Business CEO

Whether you’re just launching your business or upgrading your point of sale (POS) system, you may feel overwhelmed by all of your options. Some features will help your business grow, while others may just be a waste of time and money.

2018 66

How to 3x Your Productivity (with More Free Time) in Less Than 30 Days

Small Business CEO

Most of us work too hard for too little. We’re slowly being pushed to get more done with less. We spend more time at work with our co-workers than we do with our loved ones. Day-by-day, we’re asked to do more and more, while we’re compensated with less and less.

2018 64

ProWritingAid Review – We Tested the Grammar Checker

Daily Writing Tips

Would you like to have a friendly editor reading your drafts and pointing out typos and clunky sentences – before you show them to the rest of the world? That’s what ProWritingAid can do for you. What is ProWritingAid?

2018 83

How to Write About Ranges

Daily Writing Tips

A range is, in written expression, the numerical difference between or among two or more values, or a pair of elements denoting the end points on, and perhaps one or more elements along, a continuum.

2018 75