Sat.Jun 24, 2017 - Fri.Jun 30, 2017

Business Travel Safety in a Volatile World

Practically Perfect PA

We live in a volatile world where threats and risks to personal security are an unfortunate reality. Whether travelling domestically or internationally, corporations have a Duty of Care to employees visiting other cities and locations for business.

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Renewables Vs. Coal: What’s the Score

Eco-Office Gals

When you travel through South Australia, you’re greeted by beautiful vistas and amazing ocean views. Another thing you often see are large solar power systems and wind farms strewn about. These renewable energy farms have been providing energy to South Australia for years.

2017 164

How To Make The Gig Economy Work For You

Dumb Little Man

Fifty years ago, the expectation was that you would be in the same job until you retire. Today, 34% of the U.S. workforce are freelancers and that number is expected to reach 43% by 2020. The shift is being driven by a few different factors.

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VCs Investing Heavily in AI and Machine Learning

Small Business Labs

VC investments in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning more than doubled in 2016, according to the National Venture Capital Association.

2017 164

Have you missed the content from June 2017?

Practically Perfect PA

Have you missed the content from June 2017? We don’t want you to miss out on the great Practically Perfect PA stuff… Here is a round up of this month’s posts and newsletters. June’s blog posts: JUNE 28, 2017 Business Travel Safety in a Volatile World.

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How to Overcome Resistance to Your Ideas

On The Job

Companies like Google and Amazon expect every employee to come up with new ideas, no matter how outrageous they may seem. But what if you don't work for such a company, and even your suggestion to try new paper towels in the break room is met with resistance?

2017 153

How To Start A Cat Hotel

Dumb Little Man

“I really just want to quit my job, move somewhere gorgeous and open my own B&B.”. That’s the secret dream of countless executives and “worker bees” alike. Chances are, they’re thinking of a luxurious inn that’s a peaceful, upscale retreat for humans – not a smaller facility filled with often-yowling and often-demanding cats. Then again, those dreamers are probably not “cat people.”

2017 169

More Trending

IT and Managed Services Provider animated video about Cloud Backup and File Recovery

Andrea Kalli

Watch this IT and Managed Services Provider animated character video with voice sync for MSPs and IT Support Providers. Follow the story of Bob.

2017 130

5 Ways to Make Better Career Decisions

On The Job

When it comes to making a decision about our career -- such as whether to take a new job or jump into a new project -- we often are in a state of anxiety.

2017 151

6 Simple Habits For More Productivity, Happiness And Fulfillment

Dumb Little Man

Research tells us that willpower is like a muscle. You can work on making it stronger, but you can’t keep it flexed forever. In other words: Willpower is a limited resource. There’s no better use of one’s willpower than on forming the right habits. The right habits serve as the bridge between where you are and where you want to be. Once those habits are formed, you don’t have to exert willpower on them anymore. Your journey towards success is effectively put on autopilot.

2017 167

What's Wrong With This Complimentary Close?

Business Writing

Today I received an unsolicited email with this as the close: Can you identify what's wrong with it? Think about what you would change before scrolling down to my ideas. I'd change several things. But what's definitely wrong is the. Courteous Writing Email Etiquette

2017 130

Reducing Information Overload (Part 3 of 4 Part Series)

Office Dynamics

To continue my series on better managing your day and work, today I am focusing on information overload. I’m sure you can relate. If you missed the prior parts of this series, you can read part 1 here and part 2 here. There’s just too much information out there! In fact, information processing accounts for half the gross national product—and most of it ends up on paper that someone has to read. You don’t have to fall prey to information overload.

2017 119

Podcast 062: The big declutter

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! So, how do you tackle that big decluttering project? First, skim off the top. Get rid of the stuff you know you don’t want or need without having to think about it. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website.

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Best Business Books: The First-Time Entrepreneur’s Reading List

Dumb Little Man

Many of recent history’s well-renowned entrepreneurs are well-read. Take, for example, Elon Musk and Richard Branson. They have an extensive list, ranging from science fiction and fantasy to historical and business books. While reading is just one factor that may contribute to success, it is a habit that heavily influences the mind. So, for someone who’s starting out in the business world, you should choose which ideas inhabit and influence your plans, goals, and strategies.

2017 165

Small Businesses Need an Online Presence, Too!

Small Business CEO

When you think of company websites, you may think of online retailers: Amazon, for instance. These giant companies live online – that’s where their customers are, where their products are sold, and where their money comes in. So it’s no surprise that they need websites.

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How to Capitalize and Punctuate Quotations

Daily Writing Tips

The guidelines for quoting a person or a publication are detailed but straightforward. Here is a summary of basic procedures.

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Abundant Productivity with Damion Lupo

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast, I am joined by Damion Lupo, a financial mentor and co-author of Reinvented Life. Wherever you are right now, I think this discussion will offer you some helpful advice and practical tips you can use today. Some of the takeaways from our conversation include: The importance of triggers. The questions to ask to find blind spots. How frameworks and structure foster creativity. Why we have a need for stillness and simplicity. Relevant Links: Total Financial Control.

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Staying Out Of Debt: 3 Money Habits You Should Be Doing

Dumb Little Man

Falling into debt is easy. Repaying that debt is much harder. A recent study found that more than a third of all Americans have personal debt that’s at least 180 days past due. While occasional overspending is common, most of these people see debt as a part of their lifestyle. Debt can pile up for a number of reasons, but it’s particularly problematic when people make major purchases without concern for the consequences.

2017 158

When Your Business Should Consider Switching to a VPS

Small Business CEO

There comes a time when a successful small business must look honestly and objectively at whether certain aspects of their infrastructure are indeed helping them to grow.

2017 66

The Long and Short of “Long-” Words

Daily Writing Tips

Longevity , longitude , and other words with the root long- (or altered spellings of the root) are derived not from long , which stems from the Old English adjective lang , but from the Latin equivalent longus , which shares its Proto-Indo-European ancestry with the Germanic cognate.

2017 59

Red Flags: When To Start Giving Up On Relationships

Dumb Little Man

Falling in love with someone can be a wonderful experience. As you learn about one another, you begin to see new ways of learning and experiencing life. There is little that disrupts the flow of a newly budding relationship and it is easy to become swept away by the attraction. However, once you have settled into your role as a partner, the attraction and adoration may no longer enough. You will face the challenge of working out problems.

2017 156

5 Tips On How To Land The Best Jobs For Introverts

Dumb Little Man

If you become uneasy or anxious when you are around others, then landing a dream job may seem limited. The requirements many businesses have include working and being around others. For an introvert, this creates discomfort and may slow down your potential to achieve success. Psychology today states that almost 50% of the population is considered an introvert. There are diverse jobs that have been created to match the characteristics of this personality.

2017 143

The Hidden Advantages Of Using Nofollow Links For Your SEO Strategy

Dumb Little Man

What is the ultimate goal of your marketing strategy? For most companies, it is to increase their brand presence. In digital marketing, it is all about getting in the first few ranks of Google search results. You should push your brand towards popularity to increase your ROI. According to the leading SEO companies, it is all about getting the right kind of links. Getting outbound links and inbound links is the perfect way to encourage new customers. This improves search result ranks as well.

2017 138

10 Easy Steps To Buying A New Mattress

Dumb Little Man

You’ve decided to get to bed early. You unplugged all your devices, made the room temperature comfortable and turned off the lights. An hour has passed and you’re still wide awake, tossing and turning in a modern reenactment of the Princess and the Pea. After a couple more turns, you managed to get to sleep – only to wake up feeling crappy with an aching body. Getting a good night’s sleep isn’t just about proper sleep hygiene. The right mattress counts, too.

2017 136

3 Tips for Running a Business Booth at a Community Event

Small Business CEO

Communities the world over have events almost every week where business owners can set up a booth and showcase their products or services to pedestrians in the area. This can be a great opportunity for you to reach an audience that you otherwise wouldn’t have the ability to come in contact with.

2017 65

5 Tips to Reduce Your Costs on Web Development

Small Business CEO

Guess what is the first concern a client has when it comes to a new web development project? Right, cost. To get good quality services for a low price is not that easy, basically, you receive what you paid for.

2017 62

Dream Big: How Small Businesses Become Global Players

Small Business CEO

In today’s vast world, small businesses are a bridge between the local and the global. They may employ far less employees than multinational corporations but that doesn’t mean that they don’t dream big – or that their potential and activities do not have equal reach.

2017 60

Don’t Forget These Crucial Steps When Starting a Business

Small Business CEO

No matter how much preparation you do, setting up a business is a trial-and-error endeavour. Its success is unpredictable, and failures big and small could happen anytime.

2017 59

4 GPS Tracking Devices that Will Keep Tabs on Your Company Vehicles

Small Business CEO

When you own a fleet of vehicles, you understand the importance of keeping operating costs low and productivity rates high.

2017 57

Commercial Auto Insurance: What Business Owners Need to Know Before an Accident Happens

Small Business CEO

If you run a business that has even just one vehicle, then you should look into getting commercial auto insurance. This will help you avoid large payments when an accident occurs and can give you peace of mind every time the vehicle is on the road.

2017 57

Grammar Quiz #9: Dangling Modifiers

Daily Writing Tips

Revise each of the following sentences so that the phrase that modifies the main clause correctly relates to the subject of the sentence. As a key magazine for coverage of national policy issues, you are cordially invited to a special event. the American Cancer Society.

2017 57

The Writer’s Diet

Daily Writing Tips

How does your writing style rate regarding balanced use (or overuse) of parts of speech? An online test will evaluate your compositions for you.

2017 56

Defined Direction – What Skills You Should Look to Develop When Entering the Business Landscape

Small Business CEO

When you started university, you didn’t necessarily know what exactly you wanted to accomplish. With so many roads from which to choose, a clear path is not necessarily visible right away. After a time, however, you concluded that you wanted to get into business after uni.

2017 55

3 Times When an SMB Needs a Lawyer

Small Business CEO

Small business owners should build a relationship with a local attorney and have someone they can call if a legal problem arises. The problem that a lot of small businesses face is that they don’t have the finances to hire a lawyer for all of their needs.

2017 55

Vague, Vagrant, and Vagabond

Daily Writing Tips

The three words in the title above, and others that share a derivation alluding to a lack of certainty or direction, are defined and discussed in this post. The Latin adjective vagus literally means “wandering” and figuratively refers to uncertainty.

2017 54

To Maximize Productivity, Trust Experts In Fluid Power

Small Business CEO

When work is occurring on the floor or on site, at varying levels of difficulty, and relies on several different types of machinery to get done, it’s important be confident that the equipment your employees are using is functioning optimally.

2017 53

How to Create the Right Working Environment for Employees

Small Business CEO

When it comes to running a business, it is vital that you take steps to ensure the safety and wellbeing of your employees. First off, failure to do this could result in the breach of health and safety regulations, which could result in big issues for your business.