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SCORE's Small Business Jobs Report and the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

SCORE , a nonprofit association that provides mentoring services to small businesses, released their fall Small Business Jobs report recently.    It has some very interesting data on small businesses and their use of gig workers. 

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10 qualities of a truly great Assistant

Practically Perfect PA

Assistants bring many, many amazing qualities to their roles. We are often described as a ‘jack of all trades’ which means we have a lot of skills and can take on lots of different tasks. Yay us! Today I thought I would have a look at the 10 qualities that make a truly great Assistant.

2017 213

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6 Sleeping Tools To Help You Sleep Better And Alleviate Back Pain

Dumb Little Man

Friends, are you searching for ways on how to sleep better? Check our list and see if you’re actually equipped for a good night’s sleep. Fact: Back pain is one of the most common reasons why people miss work and visit doctors. It’s an extremely common complaint with at least 80% of Americans experiencing it once in their lives. If you belong to that statistic, you know how defeating back pain can be. It can affect your mobility, mood and even your sleep.

2017 211

Black Friday through Cyber Monday 2017: WordPress Deals Your Website Will Love!

Eco-Office Gals

I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for, including Eco-Office Gals. I could never ask for a better gift then the ability to be my own boss and work with some of the most amazing clients.

2017 164

Are There More Gig Walkers Than Uber Drivers?

Small Business Labs

When most people hear the term "gig economy, they think of Uber. But Uber is hardly the only gig economy company. In fact, it may not even be the largest, at least in terms of the number of independent workers using its platform.

2017 204

Should you say no more often?

Practically Perfect PA

When I talk to people about some of the traits that are typical in an Assistant there are two that come up quite often. They are people pleasers and pretty agreeable types. They are doers who take on lots of different projects and manage lots of different tasks.

2017 207

The 3 Secrets To Successful Small Businesses

Dumb Little Man

The United States has over 27 million entrepreneurs. People chasing the dream. The American dream of wealth, success and world domination. Ok, maybe not world domination but the pride and prestige of having your own business and people looking up to you. But, what does it take to be a successful entrepreneur and run a small business? Are tenacity and impeccable work ethic enough? Or do you need insider knowledge?

2017 206

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When (And How) The “Time Theming” Mindset Doesn’t Work


Time Theming works really well when used in the broadest of senses. You can define your day, have a specific focus for your month, or even have a clearly assigned block of time set aside during the day to work on something that only you can work on.

2017 80

The Future Assistant is online

Practically Perfect PA

I’m very excited to announce that following the success of the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit I have decided to live stream the Future Assistant Conference which is taking place in London on the 8th and 9th February 2018.

2017 184

6 Ways To Live Well With A Chronic Illness

Dumb Little Man

Living with chronic illness comes with its own set of unique challenges but it doesn’t mean that life has to be one terrible ordeal. Often, we don’t look ill and we can still manage to hold down a job. We have families and a bit of a social life. Despite these things, we still feel terrible. It’s like having the flu every day, with maybe an odd hour or two of relief.

2017 203

Why Today's Workplace Needs You to Be Fast on Your Feet

On The Job

You know those picky and demanding customers who drive you nuts? Or, those employees who endlessly complain that things could be done better? Instead of running away from those you may consider annoying, it’s time to start listening to them, says Amanda Setili, a strategy consultant who has worked with Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines and Home Depot. That’s because those who complain – whether employees or customers – are doing so because they have ideas about how things can be done better.

2017 136

15+ Words with “syn” or a Variation

Daily Writing Tips

The Greek prefix syn -, meaning “together,” and two alternative forms combine with many other word elements to form terms pertaining to community or unity. This post lists and briefly defines the most common of these words, along with literal definitions of the root word.

2017 82

Bad Credit Business Loans: 8 Warning Signs a Lender isn’t Right for You

Small Business CEO

Sometimes a business can just spiral out of control financially, despite all the owner’s best initial efforts. This is reality, as markets can dry up, or unexpected expenses hit and compound one after the other.

2017 80

Want To Start Trading? Here’s What You Need To Know

Dumb Little Man

Have you been toying with the idea of trading as a new profession? You’re in the right place as this article reveals the basics of trading– what it is, how it works and how to make it work for you. What is trading? Traders actively participate in the financial market by looking for ways to outperform the traditional buy-and-hold investing. Instead of sitting still and waiting for profit, they look for opportunities in the rising and falling market.

2017 202

Break the Twitch with Anthony Ongaro


Joining me this week on the podcast is Anthony Ongaro , creator of Break the Twitch and author of the book Break The Twitch: A Practical Guide to Minimalism and Intentional Living.

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3 More Types of “Not Only. but Also” Errors

Daily Writing Tips

Errors of faulty parallelism in sentences in which “not only” and “but also” help delineate complementary phrases come in three general categories, as shown, explained, and corrected below. This problem not only relates to accessibility but also to completeness, accuracy, and validity of the data.

2017 74

5 Popular Online Trading Opportunities to Consider

Small Business CEO

Online trading has now pretty much changed how traders, brokerages, and exchanges do business with each other.

2017 74

5 Legitimate Ways to Earn Money Online

Dumb Little Man

Thanks to the power of the internet, it’s now easier than ever to make money online and start a business of your own. People are using the internet for three main reasons: to find something, buy something and be entertained. If you have an idea or business model that caters to any of these needs, you can definitely start making some serious money. To help you out, here are 5 legitimate ways to earn money online. Create a Website or Blog.

2017 176

Setbacks.Or Just Grateful for Another Thanksgiving

The Marq

I originally wanted to talk about setbacks in business and then this happened. Copyright(c) 2017 Life Strategy Thanksgiving

Who Determines Language Standards?

Daily Writing Tips

My recent post about declining writing standards garnered some thoughtful comments from site visitors, but as I read them I realized that the post had not addressed one cogent point: As one reader put it, “Who or what determines if a standard is indeed prevailing, or is on the way out?”.

2017 74

10 Common Mistakes Small Businesses Make

Small Business CEO

There are hundreds of mistakes business owners make when it comes to running their own companies. They vary from the website mistakes to incorrect usage of effective business tools. Statistics shows that most mistakes are very common and are made almost by 95% of all business owners.

2017 72

An Entrepreneur’s Quick And Skinny Guide On How To Build A Startup

Dumb Little Man

Every businessman wants more visitors, higher qualified leads and maximum revenue. Unfortunately, these things don’t come automatically. To build a successful company, a new businessman will need to create and fine-tune a business plan. He needs to assess his finances, complete the legal paperwork, pick partners and select the best systems and tools to get his sales and marketing off of the ground.

2017 163

7 Medical Procedures That Are Not Covered by Health Insurance

Dumb Little Man

Many people apply for a health insurance in the hopes that whenever they have medical problems, it can help them cover the costs. Health insurances are pretty expensive and they take a sizable portion of your total salary. It is really helpful as it can truly cut your health expenses down. Unfortunately, a lot of people aren’t aware that there are certain medical services not covered by insurance. Below are just some of them: Liposuction/Weight Loss.

Top 7 Benefits of Meditation During Pregnancy

Dumb Little Man

“Hey, honey! It’s positive!”. These words can surely bring excitement to any couple. Just the idea of having a baby can make anyone feel happy, ecstatic and nervous at the same time. Unfortunately, no matter how amazing pregnancy is, it still comes with a lot of negative experiences. Just think about mood swings, physical changes, and labor pain. This is where doing meditation during pregnancy fits in. And to help you understand the practice, make sure to read this article until the end.

2017 159

5 Weird Signs Of An Unhealthy Heart

Dumb Little Man

If you are among those who love fattening and processed foods or your lifestyle is stagnant or cardiovascular problems run in your family, you have a high risk of developing heart problems. CVDs or cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in both females and males. Pain in the chest elevated blood pressure, and dizziness are some of the signs you probably know about already. Surprisingly, there are other highly uncommon signs that are a dead giveaway for an unhealthy heart.

2017 158

What Makes A Great Website? 10 Helpful Tips For Every Aspiring Entrepreneur

Dumb Little Man

If you are a fledgling businessperson who does not have a website and thinks that you can do well without one, think again. Your website functions as your business’ online recognition. When created right, a website can promote your business, bring in new leads and glue your present customers. It can also provide your company an edge over your competitors in the industry. So, what makes a great website? Below, we have highlighted all the elements that should be on your company’s website.

2017 157

Parenting Tips: 10 Things You Need To Understand About Your Child

Dumb Little Man

Your baby has arrived and suddenly, you are looking into the eyes of a total stranger. You love this little being with all your heart and soul but you don’t know him or her at all. This little creature looks up at you with worshiping adoration and your first thought is “Oh my God.

2017 156

How To Fix Your Credit Score In 6 Months

Dumb Little Man

How to fix my credit score in 6 months? This is the question that’s probably bugging you for quite some time now. And unfortunately, you’re still as clueless as ever. Fixing your credit card score in just 6 months is never going to be easy but it’s doable. The trick is in knowing the right strategies that can improve your standing quickly. For someone who’s stressed out and frustrated with a poor credit report, this can be an overwhelming and intimidating experience.

2017 154

Using The New LinkedIn For Personal Branding And Career Success

Dumb Little Man

Are you making the most of the new LinkedIn? If you’re like most people, you log in to LinkedIn whenever you need to update your resume, click “like” on your colleagues’ work anniversaries and maybe post a link relevant to your field.

2017 203

3 Common Types of Phrasal-Adjective Hyphenation Errors

Daily Writing Tips

One of the most ubiquitous categories of error in written composition is failure to provide a visual clue to readers that two or more words preceding a noun are temporarily functioning as a single unit of information.

2017 73

The Advantages of Outsourcing Your Content Writing

Small Business CEO

Whether or not to outsource certain business functions has always been a topic of discussion amongst business owners. The pros and cons are weighed back and forth, often with no concrete decision for or against it.

2017 65

Vocabulary Quiz #11: Diction

Daily Writing Tips

Diction is word choice. A word that is suitable in conversation or informal writing may lower the tone of writing intended for a general audience.

2017 63

Should You Use a Third-Party Accountant or Bring Someone In-House?

Small Business CEO

Unless you as the owner of your business happen to have a masters in accounting , chances are that right from the start you’ve been using a third party accountant to keep track of your books, do your taxes, ensure you can survive an audit, and make recommendations on how you manage money within your business. However, if your business has seen some recent expansion and your accounting needs have become more complicated, you may be considering whether or not this arrangement is still best for your business. Should you stay with your current small business accountant and up your demand for their time, hire an accounting firm with more capacity, or hire a full or part time in-house accounting expert?… Finance hiring accountants small business accountant

2017 63

An Overseas Money Transfer Guide for Small Businesses

Small Business CEO

A plethora of small businesses the world over have used the Internet to good effect, by reaching out to customers from different parts of the world. While the growth is welcome, the process of selling services or products internationally comes with its share of challenges.

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