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21 Powerful Quotes from Nick Vujicic To Help You Lead

Dumb Little Man

He was born with a rare disorder, with no legs and arms. Despite suffering from bullying and struggling mentally and physically, he didn’t give up. Today, Nick Vujicic is a motivational speaker and author of seven books. He writes about life, love, and self-acceptance.

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For Many Boomers, Work is the New Retirement

Small Business Labs

Transamerica's Center for Retirement Studies recently released the results from their 17th annual U.S. retirement survey.    As with prior years, it's full of interesting data on the retirement preparations and plans of Americans of all ages. 

Top tips for business travel to Barcelona

Practically Perfect PA

So as most of you know, I’ve lived in Barcelona on and off for a few years now. It is a brilliant city and with more and more people coming here for business trips I thought now would be a good time to share with you my top tips for organising business travel to Barcelona.

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The Seven Secrets That Brought Me To My 9th Business Anniversary

Tips From T. Marie

The Small Business Administration says that 50% of small businesses fail in the first five years and only a third make it to the 10-year mark. Those numbers leave me feeling pretty hopeful as Clerical Advantage celebrates nine official years in business today. So why do I believe that my small business to business services company is still alive and kicking? Here are a few ‘secrets’ that I believe have been the difference between survival and failure over the past 9 years.

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6 Vitamin-Packed Smoothie Recipes for Glowing Skin

Dumb Little Man

Whether you are a veggie lover or not, it can be tough to pack in the daily recommended amount of vitamins and nutrients into your diet. This becomes even more difficult if you are busy and have a million other things to do through the day. The good news is that there are smoothies.

2016 207

Smart Machines Starting to Offer Business Advice

Small Business Labs

ZDNet's Intuit plans big digital expansion into small business markets with apps and big data  covers a topic we find fascinating - the use of machine learning and big data to develop algorithms and "smart machines" that provide business advice.

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Practically Perfect PA Survey 2016 Reminder

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you to everyone w has completed the Practically Perfect PA survey. So far we have received some great feedback, but we would love to hear from more of you so please do take ten minutes out of your day to complete the questionnaire. I’d appreciate your honest feedback, I really would!

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5 Business Books Recommended By Top Entrepreneurs

Dumb Little Man

What does it take to become a successful entrepreneur? A good idea? A great team? Or none of the above? One thing successful entrepreneurs all have in common is that they read.

2016 207

Is Smart Dust Finally Getting Closer as Electroceuticals?

Small Business Labs

We've  written about Smart Dust in the past and it continues to be one of our favorite buzzwords. Here's how we described Smart Dust in our 2013 article: Smart Dust refers to tiny wireless sensors that detect anything from light to temperature to humidity to vibrations.    They're called smart dust because the idea is lots of them would be deployed, they'd be really small (the size of grain of sand or smaller) and they'd float and lie around, like dust. 

2016 109

Are You Ready to Be a Predator?

On The Job

Four years. That’s how long your company has before it’s gobbled up. If you don’t like that idea, then you better get busy figuring out a way to stop it and become the one doing the gobbling, warns new research.

2016 130

Podcast 020: Back to school paper management

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. In this episode, I’ll talk about how to handle that blizzard of paper your kids bring home from school everyday. Here are some highlights: Where should I keep school papers? How do I deal with this huge quantity of art my kids bring home? What’s the important stuff to keep? Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play.

2016 100

16 Easy and Effective Morning Mood Boosters for Non-Morning Person

Dumb Little Man

If you are not a morning person, you’d agree that there is no better time for you to murder someone than in the morning when they force you to wake up.

2016 207

The Productivityist Podcast: Kim Ades

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast, I speak with Kim Ades. Kim is the founder of Frame of Mind Coaching and we spend time talking about coaching – her philosophy behind the practice, what she focuses on with her clients, and more. We also dive into mindfulness and focus along the way, as those are aspects of her work that I spends time on in my own work. Kim is also from Toronto – and it’s always a treat for me to chat with a fellow Canadian!).

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The Growth of Hidden Job Duties

On The Job

Usually in an annual performance evaluation session with the boss, you discuss how you are fulfilling your job duties. But what is often missing from these formal evaluations is all the other stuff you do every day. The stuff that really determines your success or failure in a position.

2016 130

Podcast 019: The best way to purge your email inbox

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. In this episode, I’ll talk about some simple ways to keep your email inbox from getting completely out of control. Here are some highlights: There’s plenty of space. Why should I purge email? What about the ones I need to refer back to? It’s too time consuming to decide what to purge! Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play.

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5 Text Messages You Should Never Send

Dumb Little Man

Have you seen the popular meme about not answering phone calls, because “you don’t use your phone for that” ? Apparently, more and more people are communicating via text messaging these days instead of initiating phone calls.

2016 205

5 Forgotten Offline Marketing Tactics That Work

Small Business CEO

With everyone using the Internet to look for information, shop, and connect with others, a lot of businesses have focused all of their efforts on implementing online marketing strategies. However, there are still several offline marketing tactics that truly work, and five of them are listed below.

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5 Types of Parallel-Structure Errors

Daily Writing Tips

Writers often have difficulty constructing sentences so that comparisons, contrasts, and lists, as well as parenthetical elements, are logically arranged. The following five sentences demonstrate various syntactical miscalculations; discussions and revisions follow each example.

2016 73

Launch Offer: Get Ken Thompson's 4 Systematic Guides for the price of 1

BioTeams

To celebrate the official launch of my Systematic Guides to Management and Leadership, for a very limited period I am discounting each of the 4 books by 75% off their retail price of £15 (or dollar/euro equivalent). Team Leadership Development

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10 Productivity Musts for Freelancers

Dumb Little Man

As a freelancer, you’re in charge of planning your day. You get to decide which tasks you want to work on first and when to take your breaks. Unfortunately, this freedom can either make or break your career. If you’re not careful, hours can tick away without you finishing a single project.

2016 205

Small Business Accounting Software Done Right (and Free)

Small Business CEO

It isn’t often that I run across a new tool for small business CEOs that I can wholeheartedly endorse, but I’ve run across just such a tool in the last little while and I want to pass that on. ZipBooks is a free tool to manage your billing , expenses and time.

2016 73

The Latin Word for “Breathe” Inspired Many English Terms

Daily Writing Tips

The Latin verb spirare , meaning “breathe,” is the source of a number of verbs (and other parts of speech). Here’s a summary of these words and their meanings. Aspire literally means “breathe on”; the connotation is that one breathes heavily with the exertion of aspiring to a goal.

2016 68

7 Poker Skills You Can Use in Real Life

Dumb Little Man

Poker is an activity that can teach you useful new abilities and skills. It won’t turn you into a superhero, but it can provide you with sharpened skills that can be helpful in the face of ‘dangerous and risky situations’.

2016 204

7 Easy Tips on How to Get the Perfect Nap

Dumb Little Man

Have you heard of the perfect nap ? It’s not uncommon for people to feel sleepy during the day. And this is actually regardless of whether one had enough sleep the night before or not. It can happen while you’re at work or even at school.

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5 Ways to Get What You Want in Your Relationship

Dumb Little Man

How do you get what you want in a relationship? How do you stay happy? With a lot of people struggling with so many issues in their relationships, it’s easy to think that conflicts are inevitable. In reality, however, that’s not always the case.

2016 199

A Practical Guide to Hiring and Managing Freelancers

Dumb Little Man

You’ll probably agree with this one: Hiring and managing freelancers is a tough job. Well, is it? Outsourcing your project to freelancers shouldn’t be difficult. In fact, it should make your job a lot easier.

2016 196

How to Trick Your Brain to Stop Procrastinating The Really Scary Stuff

Dumb Little Man

Do you know why you can’t stop procrastinating the really scary stuff- despite all your good intentions? It’s because the classic anti-procrastination tip just doesn’t work on them. It works on easier things, like those things that are only a little uncomfortable.

2016 193

4 Reasons to Create a Video Case Study for Your Business

Small Business CEO

Steve Jobs once said that customers don’t know what they want until it’s been shown to them. The late entrepreneurial pioneer used this to Apple’s advantage, identifying a problem and solving it in the simplest, most approachable manner possible.

2016 72

Ways In Which You Can Remain Motivated While Doing Business

Small Business CEO

One of the huge problems associated with the day to day life of a businessman is that it is really easy to end up losing motivation. In order to be truly successful in life, you have to be motivated. You do get a thrill when the business opens its doors but that quickly disappears.

2016 72

5 Methods For Making Mobile Businesses Concepts Successful

Small Business CEO

Business isn’t what it used to be. The common practice was for folks to be in cubicles in big office spaces, smashing away at their digital work and using hardwired telephones to make anxious phone calls to big clients. Now, business is all about mobility.

2016 70

5 Ways to Make your Small business More Energy Efficient

Small Business CEO

Looking after the environment isn’t just for multinational corporations. Small businesses have a lot of reasons to get involved as well. As a small business owner, you probably already know the importance of being energy efficient.

2016 67

Tips to Start Your Business on the Right Financial Footing

Small Business CEO

Starting a business will be one of the most difficult things that you ever do, so many new things to learn, so much hard work to put in and a lot of pressure on making it a success.

2016 67

5 Organizational Tips For Smart Business Money Management

Small Business CEO

Personal money management is tough enough, but when you try to manage money for an entire business or brand, things become even more complicated and convoluted. And that’s why there are specialized tools and organizational tips specifically for business finance managers.

2016 67

Five Things Your Small Business Website Needs

Small Business CEO

When you have a small business, it can be a great asset to be online. Your website can do a lot of good things for your little business. But you need to make sure you are using it to your best advantage. You don’t just want to set up a website and then do nothing with it again.

2016 65

Subconscious vs. Unconscious

Daily Writing Tips

The distinction between subconscious and unconscious is a subtle one. The noun subconscious refers to the mind’s activities just beneath consciousness, and the part of the mind devoted to such activities.

2016 65

Choosing a Company Car to Suit Your Needs

Small Business CEO

Since most people also use their company car for personal use, it’s unsurprising that there’s a wide range of potential usage points to consider. For many, the luxury saloons that most people imagine a company car to be simply aren’t practical for everyday driving.

2016 63

Grammar Quiz #1: Dangling Participles

Daily Writing Tips

All but one of the following sentences includes a dangling modifier. Revise as necessary: 1. Running consistently every day, the workouts steadily became easier. Studying for her degree, there were times when she felt like giving up.

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