Sat.Jul 22, 2017 - Fri.Jul 28, 2017

Feeling like a fraud at work

Practically Perfect PA

A few years ago I was working as a PA within a large team of highly qualified, talented and very very confident project management consultants. I was asked by one of my colleagues to come along to a meeting to discuss how the organisation could communicate more successfully with staff.

2017 217

Simple Guide To A Green Roof

Dumb Little Man

Green roofs are roofs covered with vegetation. Before, vegetation growing on a rooftop was mostly due to neglect. Today, however, growing greens on a roof are making a trend. And for good reason. Green roofs have many benefits for the environment and the home itself.

2017 206

Healthcare Industry Embracing the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

71%  of healthcare executives surveyed said they are already using on-demand labor platforms, and the same percent believe that building a strong contingent workforce will help them win the war on talent. This data comes from Accenture's Digital Health Vision 2017.

2017 191

5 Signs You're Ignoring That Show Your Job is in Jeopardy

On The Job

You can't exactly put your finger on it, but somehow your job has started sucking the life force out of you. Every day you feel a little more depressed , a little more like maybe you should just call in sick and sit home and binge watch "Friends."

2017 158

Project Manage like a pro

Practically Perfect PA

Project management is a key skill for PAs these days.

Seven Tips For Buying Cheap Appliances for New Homeowners

Dumb Little Man

Home ownership is on the upswing for new couples and an important consideration that comes with house ownership is appliances. Without the right ideas, purchasing appliances can easily burn holes in any couple’s wallet. According to financial expert Howard Clark, just upgrading old appliances will cost an average of $1,033. Fortunately, there are some valuable steps a new couple can take so they can get reliable but cheap appliances to meet their needs- without breaking the bank.

2017 175

Indoor Farming Startups Raising Plenty of Money

Small Business Labs

The indoor farming startup Plenty recently raised $200 million in venture funding. The round was led by Softbank's Vision fund and also included investments by tech billionaires Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt. The advantages of indoor farming are clear.

2017 173

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How to nail a video interview

Practically Perfect PA

According to tech giant Cisco, 80% of all internet traffic will be video by 2019.

3 Easy Ways To Stay Positive When Dealing With A Difficult Boss

Dumb Little Man

“It’s impossible.” ” “It will cost too much money and time.” ” “Your ideas always sound stupid.” ” “Your plan is going to fail. Your last project failed and this will, too’. If your boss is always making those statements, you probably have a negative boss. The truth is, there are different types of bosses. There’s the good, the bad, the crazy and the ugly. A negative boss ranks somewhere between crazy and ugly.

2017 169

Study: Workplace Autonomy Increases Job Satisfaction and Well-Being

Small Business Labs

A recent study by researchers at the University of Birmingham found "that employees with higher levels of autonomy in their work reported positive effects on their overall well-being and higher levels of job satisfaction."

2017 158

How the Best Hotels Win Repeat Bookings

The Small Business Blog

Follow these golden rules to build a reputation as a caring bed and breakfast, boutique hotel or national chain, to win repeat bookings. Convincing guests to stay at your hotel for a second or third time is up to eight times cheaper than winning a brand new customer. Here’s how to do it….

2017 132

Podcast 065: The junk drawer

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! I know you have one. Everyone has a junk drawer. It’s okay to confess because, drum roll please, it’s perfectly okay to have one! Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website. Each week I go into greater depth about one of the 52 ways.

2017 100

How To Fail-Proof Your Business From The Beginning

Dumb Little Man

Building a business from the ground up is not easy. There’s a whole culture surrounding startups these days and you’ll often hear about the “lean startup” or how you only need to work 2 hours on your business and still make money. The reality is, you’re very likely going to be working a lot more than two hours a week for a very long time, and even then you aren’t guaranteed success. One of the hardest lessons in life is that you can do everything right and still fail.

2017 168

What To Do About Procrastination

Productivityist

This guest post is by Camilla Kragius. Camilla is the founder of No More Hamster Wheel. She loves to teach people how to work smarter instead of harder and how to excel in life. You can connect with her on Facebook. We all procrastinate. It’s unavoidable. But did you know that beating yourself up over your procrastination is the antithesis of productivity? It will only slow you down. When we beat ourselves up for procrastinating, we dive into negative self-talk.

2017 70

Grammar Quiz #10: Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers

Daily Writing Tips

Each of the following sentences includes a modifying phrase that confuses because it the statement is erroneously constructed or because the phrase is incorrectly located in the sentence. Recast the sentence so that the phrase properly modifies the part of the sentence it refers to.

2017 78

Simple Ways to Cut on Business HR Costs

Small Business CEO

Every single department in a company now has to trim as many expenses as possible in order to increase organization overall value. HR departments are not an exception. Curbing expenses with human resources is normally a difficulty because this is usually not something that was needed in the past.

2017 65

When to Say F**k It and STAY in Relationship

Dumb Little Man

In Mark Manson’s article entitled “F**k Yes or F**k No,” he asks the crucial question about being in relationship. If a person really just isn’t that into you, then why waste your time? This critical advice has hopefully saved a lot of heartache for those who have held on to relationship hope past the expiration date. Recently, however, a different slice of the same pie was delivered to a friend.

2017 159

Cause and Connection with James Eder

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by James Eder, the founder of a new social app called Causr. James shares insights about connecting with others and the role social interaction plays in our lives. Some of the takeaways from our conversation include: We’re social beings. If we can give people context and understand who is nearby, connection–and even community–can form. The importance of face-to-face conversations–especially at conferences.

2017 46

3 Cases of Nonequivalent List Items

Daily Writing Tips

When a list of items in a sentence is not a simple matter of a, b, and c, writers can easily err in erroneously constructing the sentence, mangling the syntax in the mistaken belief that nonequivalent items are equivalent.

2017 74

5-Step Guide to Choosing The Best Furniture For Your Office Space

Small Business CEO

Today’s offices are crazier looking than ever: you can go down a three-storey slide at Corus Entertainment in Toronto, run on an indoor track at DTAC HQ in Bangkok, fly to a meeting in a pod at the Google Office in Tel Aviv, or work in a room entirely made of Lego at Desklodge in Bristol.

2017 63

9 Traits of a Great Leader

Dumb Little Man

A true leader can be defined by many qualities, but nine traits stand out as being especially important. Some of them may be new to you while you might agree instantly with the rest. To help you grow into the leader you are meant to be, here are 9 traits of a great leader you should learn to internalize and adopt. Demonstrates Trust. Trust is the building block of effective delegation, effective teamwork and a happy and productive organization.

2017 159

Defining Business Value Can be Difficult

The Marq

We've all heard the importance of delivering value to customers. But what about during the sales process? In those early talks, how do you portray the value you CAN deliver and also how the value your deliver differentiates you from others?

2017 52

3 Problems with Introducing Sayings and Questions

Daily Writing Tips

Often, an incorrect form of punctuation is deployed to set off the introduction of a saying or a question from the quoted material itself. The following sentences demonstrate various errors related to this issue, and discussions and revisions explain the problem and illustrate one or more solutions.

2017 73

8 Digital Marketing Assets Every Successful CEO Utilizes

Small Business CEO

The most important parts of running a successful company is lead generation. The days of cold-calling and door-knocking for leads are over. As a CEO, you value time, productivity, and making an impact.

2017 61

4 Powerful Ways To Stay Motivated And Reach Your Goals Through Tough Times

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever gotten excited about your New Year’s resolutions only to have them fizzle out mere weeks after? This is a common enough story and we’ve all been there. When the “fresh start effect” fades away, your determination falters and the first bump on the road often signals the end of the journey. So, what can we do to keep our motivation high for the longer run? Here are 4 great ways to stay motivated. Listen to your heart.

2017 159

5 Steps to Loving Yourself and Living Happily Ever After

Dumb Little Man

We are conditioned to feel crap about ourselves. You never hear people say “Yes, I think I’m great!” or “I love that about myself, I think it’s really cool,” or “I just really make myself laugh.”. It just sounds a bit weird that it’s more socially acceptable to mock yourself, put yourself down and bemoan your shortcomings. It’s almost cool to appear to be broken, dysfunctional and miserable.

2017 159

How To Get Funds For Your Mobile App Development Project

Dumb Little Man

One major reason why some people cannot turn their great ideas into reality in the app industry is the lack of funds. Hiring a mobile app developer, testing iterations, and deploying a mobile app is very expensive and so many mobile app developers, especially start-ups, find it difficult to raise the required funds. As a result, many ideas that would have been turned into apps to better our lives never become reality.

2017 157

20 Idioms About Reptiles

Daily Writing Tips

The phrases and expressions listed in this post pertain to lizards and other reptiles, usually with a pejorative or otherwise negative allusion that reflects the dim view many people have of such animals.

2017 73

Words That Follow “Sequi”

Daily Writing Tips

The Latin verb sequi , meaning “follow,” is the source of a diverse array of words pertaining to “going after” in one way or another. This post lists and defines the term’s descendants.

2017 71

“Off” and “On” Compounds

Daily Writing Tips

Off and on frequently appear as prefixes, but word structure can vary: Should the prefix be hyphenated to the root word, or should the entire word be a closed compound? This post lists examples of such terms. Prefixed words, like compound words, go through an evolutionary process.

2017 70

Choosing Between Individual and Team-Based Incentives

Small Business CEO

Incentives are a great way to keep your workforce motivated, but knowing what kind of incentive program to implement can make a big difference in terms of results. For many companies, everything boils down to individual versus team-based incentives.

2017 60

Are Smart Locks The Smart Choice for Business Owners?

Small Business CEO

For business owners, their company is their livelihood, so it makes sense to want the best kind of security system in place for your office.

2017 60

How to Clean The Office With Natural Cleaning Supplies

Small Business CEO

There is an alarming number of chemicals using in cleaning products today. Since World War II, over 70,000 artificial chemicals have been invented and a lot of them are in the cleaning products used in office cleaning supplies.

2017 60

Retirement Luxuries To Put On Your List

Small Business CEO

The phrase “planning for retirement” generally evokes images of white-haired individuals smiling in insurance commercials, making sure their finances are in order for the long haul.

4 Green Ways To Save

Small Business CEO

If you disagree with Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from The Paris Agreement—a ruling that places America at odds with 195 countries that signed the global environmental plan—you may wonderwhat you can do to help the environment in your own way. You wouldn’t be alone.

2017 56

Why a Business Career is Right for You

Small Business CEO

There is a lot of pressure on people to find a career that is right for them. Different people have different aims, different ambitions, and different skills, all of which means that there is a need to think about this matter seriously.

2017 56

Are Employee Wellness Schemes Worth It for SMBs?

Small Business CEO

Corporate wellness schemes are all the rage right now. Some of the biggest businesses of the digital age have pioneered the idea of placing emphasis on the worker’s health, as this “How we care for Googlers” page attests.

2017 56