Sat.Dec 31, 2016 - Fri.Jan 06, 2017

How can assistants add value in the workplace?

Practically Perfect PA

Firstly, happy New Year! Last year was a mixed bag wasn’t it?! I hope you all had a lovely break and are looking forward to the year ahead. As usual, we have a packed schedule for 2017, starting with the Assist Conference in February.

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5 Simple Lessons to Break the Shackles of People’s Negativity

Dumb Little Man

The world is a small place and no matter how hard we try to avoid negative people, we will end up running into them sooner or later. It’s better that you run into negative people sooner because they present a perfect opportunity to practice bettering yourself.

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Virtual Assistant…10 Years Later

Tips From T. Marie

Although I won’t celebrate my 10 th year of being a #girlboss until September of this year, January 2017 does mark an equally important point in my life as a female entrepreneur. It was 10 years ago, this month that I first stumbled across the term ‘virtual assistant ’.

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Book Review: The Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

The holidays were quite hectic this year. But we were able to carve out some time and read  The Gig Economy: The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off, and Financing the Life You Want.   And we're glad we did.

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Tech of the week: TransferWise

Practically Perfect PA

What is TransferWise. TransferWise is an online money transfer service. It allows users to move foreign money from one bank account to another while avoiding high bank fees. What does it do? Using peer to peer technology, TransferWise is 8 times cheaper than transfering money via a traditional bank.

2017 148

Top 10 Tips to Help Children Develop Useful Habits

Dumb Little Man

Being a good parent means helping your kids acquire healthy habits and helping them drop the bad ones. It doesn’t matter whether your child is a toddler or a teenager, there is always time for you to help and motivate your children to be better people by aiding them and setting an example.

2017 218

Tasty Tidbits: Professional Development News & Views January 6, 2017

Eat Your Career

This post is part of a series in which I share some of my favorite Internet finds (related to career advancement and professional development) from the past week. Enjoy! From Yours Truly. I wrote a few new articles for various outlets including U.S.

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More Trending

From Possibility to Reality

Office Dynamics

This past October, I was honored to be part of the 2016 Office Dynamics International Conference, The Revolutionary Assistant. If you had asked me several years ago if it were possible to pull off a 400-person think tank, I’m not sure how I would have responded.

2017 163

How to Make Your Bathroom Truly Unique

Dumb Little Man

There are so many ways to design and decorate your bathroom nowadays. It is no longer about the fixtures but also the visual appeal. It’s how you feel from the moment you step into the bathroom.

2017 207

Positive Career Affirmation #4

Eat Your Career

“I know my value. Recognition from others is always appreciated but never essential.” ” To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #4 appeared first on Eat Your Career.

2017 130

Why It's Time to Stop Suffering in Your Job

On The Job

There you sit, at the pinnacle of your profession. Successful, well-respected, making good money. It took lots of hard work, a little bit of luck and many personal sacrifices. Still, it was worth it. Wasn’t it? Unfortunately, many people in this exact position are saying “no.”

2017 151

Valentine Logo Reveal with Particle Hearts

Andrea Kalli

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. No really, it is. Hard to believe, I know. That means I’m beginning to design new Valentine’s Day videos for you to send to your client, just to let them know how much you love working with them.

2017 130

The Essential Elements of Modern Web Design

Dumb Little Man

Modern web design for the 21st century is very different from what we were working with back in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Simply put, we have come a long way in the last 15 years.

2017 203

Career Success A to Z:F is for Fail Forward

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. After a short break for the holidays, we’re back in full swing and covering an appropriate topic as we enter a new year.

2017 130

How to Keep Your Job When You've Got Fickle Customers

On The Job

As companies invest more in the customer experience , there is some concern about whether such a commitment will be enough to retain increasingly fickle customers who are constantly being wooed by competitors. A study of 2,000 U.S.

2017 141

2D Animated demo for Contact Outro video

Andrea Kalli

I’m putting together some packages for a few marketing agencies, and one thing that is part of the Branding Package are a couple of video outros. These are a lot like animated business cards that you put at the end of your video with some sort of contact information.

2017 130

5 Financial Emergencies Everyone Must Be Prepared For

Dumb Little Man

Are you prepared for financial emergencies? Everyone wishes to have a financially secure future by way of hard work, planning and managing their finances wisely.

2017 198

Podcast 037: The power of checklists

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! In this episode, I’ll talk about how how valuable checklists are and why you should use them. Here are some highlights: Why should I write down little mundane tasks? How will it help me? What’s the best way to use a checklist? Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play.

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1 in 4 CEOs are accountants. Here’s why

Small Business CEO

A CEO is the most important person in a company. Jumping from meeting to meeting, calling shots, taking risks, making and sometimes breaking businesses. We see these larger-than-life figures giving talks, announcing products and lining the pages of the Forbes Rich List. But where do they come from?

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Probes and Probabilities

Daily Writing Tips

The Latin noun probus , meaning “virtuous” or “worthy,” is the ultimate source of probe and probability and their variants, which are listed and defined in this post.

2017 60

How To Choose Headphones That Best Suit You

Dumb Little Man

The sound of music – the sound of life. The projection of sound by a suitable headphone can give so much joy.

2017 183

The Productivityist Podcast: The Well Life with Briana Borten

Productivityist

Anytime is a good time to establish a “well life”, and it just so happened that we’re starting 2017 with a means to help you do just that. On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast, my guest is Briana Borten. She is a peace engineer and wellness entrepreneur who owns The Dragontree Spa and co-wrote The Well Life.

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9 Personalized Gift Ideas to Give Clients in 2017

Small Business CEO

Most of us have received a gift from our professional connections at some point in our careers.

2017 65

Bull and Cow and Other Bovine Terms

Daily Writing Tips

2017 58

What to Ask Your Pharmacist

Dumb Little Man

With so many miracle drugs on the market these days, it’s rare to leave your doctor’s office without at least one prescription in hand. To safely use your medications to their full benefit, there are questions every patient should ask the pharmacist.

2017 183

2016 – A Monkey Year

Brilliantly Better

In the Chinese zodiac, each year has a certain characteristic, borrowed from one of their basic signs. 2016 was “the year of the monkey” And boy, what a monkey it was… I’m not gonna insist on the zodiac part, I… The post 2016 – A Monkey Year appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

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Silicon Valley’s Most Influential Women

Small Business CEO

In recent years, many women have started to lead the way in Silicon Valley. These women are leaders in social media, marketing, healthcare and a wide range of other industries, that were often dominated by their male counterparts in the past.

2017 65

Quads and Squads

Daily Writing Tips

A family of words ultimately derived from the Latin noun quadrus , meaning “a square,” pertain one way or the other to the number four. Here are those words, more or less common in English usage, and their definitions.

2017 57

6 Tips for Designing the Perfect Logo for Your Brand

Dumb Little Man

Some people are under the impression that logo designing is easy, and all you need to do is mix some colors, throw in a few different fonts, and you’re all set and ready to go.

2017 181

My 3 Words For 2017

Productivityist

Over the past few years, I’ve followed a practice shared with me by my friend Chris Brogan. Every year I choose three words that I use as a waypoint for my year. These words are focal points – Productivity Pillars of sorts – that guide my year the way I want it to go. I usually choose words that all start with the same letter. In 2016, my words were Harmony, Health, and Helpfulness. I’d say I was successful with these for the most part, but I wanted to shake things up this year a bit.

2017 53

5 Inexpensive Small Business Ideas For 2017

Small Business CEO

Starting up a small business is not as complicated as one might initially believe. eFlirt.com, a popular dating site, started from $50 and a Twitter account. It is easier than ever before to build a home-based business from scratch. The internet revolutionized the world of business for entrepreneurs.

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Punctuation Quiz #10: Quotations

Daily Writing Tips

All but one of the following sentences demonstrate incorrect style for punctuation and capitalization of quoted material according to The Chicago Manual of Style and other writing guides; revise the sentences as necessary: 1.

2017 57

8 Best Ways to Get Fund for Your Startup Easily

Small Business CEO

Funding for the startup is one of the most difficult areas for a newbie entrepreneur and going to start a new startup and as well wanting to seek out some cash for initiate the idea.

2017 57

Increase Employee Activities with These 7 Tips

Small Business CEO

On the average, an employee spends about 8.8 hours per day at work, and 7.7 hours sleeping. In short, employees spend more time in the workplace than in at home and this calls for plenty of socializing with one’s co-workers.

2017 57

3 More Sentences Lacking One Word to Be Correct

Daily Writing Tips

Often, when readers stumble on a faultily constructed sentence, the obstacle is merely one seemingly inconsequential word—or, more accurately, the omission of what is actually an essential component of the sentence. In each example below, one missing word throws off the sentence.

2017 55

This One Industry You’ve Never Heard of Is Crucial to the Global Economy

Small Business CEO

Lots of industries fly under the radar, free of the glitz, glamor and attention that higher-profile enterprises earn. That doesn’t mean these industries are any less important than their better-known counterparts, nor that they’re any less likely to attract the best and brightest employees.

2017 55

How to Survive Your First Business Trip

Small Business CEO

A huge number of people travel to destinations around the country and even around the world in the name of business. Taking a business trip can be exciting and rewarding but it can also be tiring, daunting, and a challenge.

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