Sat.Dec 17, 2016 - Fri.Dec 23, 2016

Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2017

Small Business Labs

This year we release our 10 th annual Top 10 Small Business Trends list.    A quick review of the lists illustrates an important forecasting point. While change appears to happen very quickly, trends generally take a long time to become mainstream.

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8 Common Content Marketing Myths You Should Stop Believing

Dumb Little Man

Are you aware of content marketing myths ? Content marketing is a tactic for creating and distributing quality content that is both engaging and useful for your potential customers.

2016 236

Career Success A to Z: E is for Etiquette

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. Before we talk about etiquette, let’s first consider another e-word: Elevator. Next time you’re in one, I want you to observe normal elevator behavior.

Review: Grammarly’s Spelling and Grammar Checker

Business Writing

As a writing expert who relies on Microsoft's grammar and spelling checker to flag what I don't see, I was eager to test Grammarly's power to find additional errors. I signed up for the premium version and tested it to. Best Picks Grammar and Usage Proofreading Punctuation Pointers Spellchecking

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Why Some Workers Don't Like Young Bosses -- and How to Fix It

On The Job

As more millennials rise through the ranks, companies may want to be ready for the backlash from older workers that could impact the bottom line.

2016 141

Dealing with Disappointment When Your Grown Kids Do Stupid Sh*t!

Dumb Little Man

At every step the child should be allowed to meet the real experience of life; the thorns should never be plucked from his roses. – Ellen Key.

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3 Simple Steps to Plan for a Successful 2017

Office Organization Success

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4 Things You Must Do for Your Career in 2017

On The Job

A lot of people say that New Year's resolutions are worthless, that they just make you feel like a failure when you don't stick with them (or even attempt to do them).

2017 141

6 Decor Hack to Make Your House look Pretty

Dumb Little Man

Everyone wants to make their home beautiful. People are often inspired by the beautiful and picturesque interiors of houses in the magazines.

2016 223

In Deep Gratitude-Serving the Administrative Profession Since 1990

Office Dynamics

Christmas is just around the corner. I’m sure many of you are scurrying to get your holiday shopping done and attending parties. So, I am keeping today’s Monday Motivator short.

2016 156

Podcast 036: Make it to the finish line

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! In this episode, I’ll talk about how to make it to the finish line with your projects. Here are some highlights: Why should I limit my time? How do limits aid in creativity? How can I manage my time better? 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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Targeted Facebook Ads: How They Work and How to Make Them Work for You

Small Business CEO

For small- to medium-size businesses (SMBs), targeted marketing is a powerful tool for better customer connections. Sending relevant marketing messages on topics that matter to your audience is a proven formula for success—and a fast track to a return on your marketing investment.

7 Tips To Lead A Healthier Life As An Entrepreneur

Dumb Little Man

Are you an entrepreneur looking for ways to stay fit and healthy? I know. It’s hard to get some time off as your work always seems to follow you everywhere. It’s almost an impossible task to take care of yourself, especially for business owners.

2016 222

Dads: Discover the One Strategy that Will Help You Get More Done Even If You Feel You Are Busier than Ever Before…

Brilliantly Better

Guest post by Allon Khakshouri, founder of Business-Dad.com For us dads who run our own businesses, time is a scarce commodity. Suddenly, our life has changed. We have a little baby crawling around our home. Our wife seems more irritated… The post Dads: Discover the One Strategy that Will Help You Get More Done Even If You Feel You Are Busier than Ever Before… appeared first on Dragos Roua. Parenting

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25 Words Coined by Twentieth-Century Authors

Daily Writing Tips

This post lists a number of words that were introduced to the English lexicon by novelists and other writers during the twentieth century. beep : Scientist and novelist Arthur C. Clarke came up with this onomatopoeic word for a small, high-pitched signal.

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Here Are The Secrets of The Most Successful Business Personalities

Small Business CEO

They’re often well known by the world, but sometimes it’s their empire that is recognized instead of their name. Either way, the biggest businesses that ever existed had a face behind the name pulling the strings and making the magic happen.

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5 Exciting Health Benefits of Tea

Dumb Little Man

Debating whether or not to cut back on your coffee habits? Already an avid tea drinker and seeking info on how your habit can help you? Then you’re in the right place! We’ve gathered 5 of the top health benefits of tea to make sure you have all the information you need.

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The Devil You Know is NOT Better Than The Devil You Don’t Know

Brilliantly Better

This is a guest post by Anthony Miranda. You probably have heard the old saying that the devil you know is better than the devil you don’t know but Is the devil you know really better? I don’t think so,… The post The Devil You Know is NOT Better Than The Devil You Don’t Know appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

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5 Cases of Insufficient Punctuation

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the sentences below, the omission of one comma (two commas, in one case) obscures the intended meaning. Discussion and revision following each example provides clarity. It’s not a real pleasant experience to tell you the truth.

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5 Online Tactics Small Businesses Must Use To Catch Up With The Big Players

Small Business CEO

If you run a small business it might feel like a struggle keeping up with the big players in your industry, but these days you have an advantage. It could take a large company months to implement something, whereas you could do it within hours.

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How to Build Positive Habits

Dumb Little Man

The sages have always said that habits are second to nature. Renowned scientists have on the other hand suggested that habits can be formed in just 21 days. All it takes is just repetitive actions that are applied and practiced daily.

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How To Handle Hundreds Of Emails In Just One Hour

Productivityist

Today’s guest post is by David Moore. David is an engineer, blogger, Apple-centric enthusiast, and consultant. His passion lies in connecting productivity and technology together. You can connect with him on his website or on Twitter @davidjmoorecom. Three years ago, I accepted a new position in my company. As a result, my email went from around 30 a day to well over 150. I suddenly spent all of my time in Outlook.

2016 63

The Connotations of 30 Synonyms for “Cheat” and “Fool”

Daily Writing Tips

Numerous terms, many of them derived from colorful underworld slang, exist to refer to the action of cheating or fooling someone. This post describes the connotation inherent in some of these words and phrases.

2016 60

Best Life Hacks For All Stay-at-Home Working Moms

Dumb Little Man

There’s no doubt about how great it is to be a Mom. However, with the tons of tasks and household chores one has to finish in a day, it can be both stressful and overwhelming.

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Two Rules for Guys

Dumb Little Man

I’ve explored masculinity from a lot of angles over the years, both in my own journey as a man, husband, and father and also with many of my therapy clients.

2016 190

Top 4 Tips for Getting Your Finances Ready for Retirement

Dumb Little Man

After working for decades, getting ready to become a retiree often feels overwhelming. In addition to mentally preparing yourself, you will also need to get your finances ready for the next few decades.

5 Ways to Say Sorry

Dumb Little Man

Why is it so hard to say sorry? While we desperately want to hear others telling us sorry, many times we turn this simple job into a chicken and egg game or use it to put blame on others. Since we all make mistakes once in a while, it’s prudent to learn how to say sorry.

2016 184

Wireless Network Hacking And How To Avoid Being Hacked

Dumb Little Man

Finally, you’ve completed setting up your personal wireless network. You’ve assigned it a great network name and a solid password to keep intruders away. So, you are completely protected, right? Wrong!

2016 183

How Work Experience Can Benefit a College Student

Dumb Little Man

Competing in the job market is now a serious and daunting prospect. With more people going to college, it means more people are fighting for the same jobs.

2016 180

5 Seriously Easy Ways to Get Home Safe from Your Holiday Party

Dumb Little Man

It’s after midnight, your friends are donning their scarves and coats, and you’ve had a good time—and maybe a few glasses of boozy eggnog, hard cider, or mulled wine. You search your pockets and find your car keys just where you left them. What’s your next move? Put the keys away, of course.

2016 178

The 10 Best Books I Read In 2016

Productivityist

Full disclosure: The links to the books mentioned in this post are Amazon affiliate links. Should you use the link to purchase one of these books, then I’ll get a little bit of money to build my own library (as my Amazon earnings are used to buy more books). I’ve also placed Blinkist links to these books where applicable if you would like to learn more about the book without dedicating time and money to the full text.

2016 60

Grammar Quiz #3: Possessives

Daily Writing Tips

All but one of the following sentences demonstrate incorrect style for treatment of possessives according to The Chicago Manual of Style ; revise sentences as necessary: 1. I walked over to the Smith’s house. The assignment is to identify and discuss “Great Expectations”’s theme.

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The Dash Family’s Roles

Daily Writing Tips

The en dash is the oft-neglected middle sibling of the horizontal-line family of symbols that serve to connect words and numbers for various reasons.

2016 57

The Many Cognates of “Cede”

Daily Writing Tips

The word cede and words with the syllable -cede share an origin with other similarly spelled words that in some sense refer to withdrawal. This post lists and defines those terms.

2016 57

The Productivityist Podcast: A Closer Look at Automation with Wade Foster

Productivityist

On this week’s episode of The Productivityist Podcast, I will be chatting with Wade Foster. Wade is the co-founder and CEO of the automation platform Zapier, which helps people automate their work by allowing connections between various apps. Wade and I will talk about how to get started with automation, and how to work your way through it.

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