Sat.Jun 18, 2016 - Fri.Jun 24, 2016

How Your Mental Health Depends On Your Confidence

Dumb Little Man

I’d like to be able to say that confidence is everything, but that’s not exactly true. For a time psychologists and educationalists actually thought that.

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Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: Samsung Galaxy Tab A7

Practically Perfect PA

This month we have a fantastic competition for you guys! The wonderful folks at The Green Hat People are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab A7. Here are the Green Hat People to tell you a little more about the competition and what they do… .

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The Surprising Demographics of Small Business Owners

Small Business Labs

Because of the extensive media coverage of young tech entrepreneurs, most people think the average small business owner is a 20 something techie who needs a shower.    But as the chart below shows, the median American small business owner is a bit over 50 years old. 

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Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership for Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

This is a replay of the free webinar offered June 2016 titled Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership (for administrative professionals). Administrative professionals don’t typically think of themselves as leaders; even the most successful struggle with the idea!

How To Be The Hero Of Your Own Story

Dumb Little Man

If you feel your life is on a boring and mind-numbing repeat day after day with no end in sight, it’s time to make changes and be the hero of your own story. One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure”. William Feather. When Life is Grim.

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The Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

I am delighted to announce that we will be organising the Assist Conference again next year! This year’s conference sold out so I thought I would launch the event slightly earlier to give everyone a chance to book their place on the conference.

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Don't Work so Hard on Your Writing

Business Writing

As a careful writer and professional, I have sometimes spent too much time fussing with a piece of writing when I didn't need to. Recently I spent several hours on a proposal, when a brief conversation would have told me. Writing Tips

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How to Succeed as an Underdog

Dumb Little Man

So you think that being an underdog is a disadvantage? Sorry, but we beg to differ. Despite the negative connotation of this word, there is something special about being an underdog.

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The Rise of the Combo Social Club, Coworking Space

Small Business Labs

One of more interesting coworking space segments that has emerged is the premium priced, combination social club and coworking space.

2016 141

When and Why You Should Have a Back-up Plan

Office Dynamics

Here’s hoping you’re ready for a great work week ahead…. And it will be great if you have every important “Plan B” in order. What’s a Plan B? It’s the backup to Plan A, of course…. It’s your contingency, your lifeline, your sanity when the going gets rough and Plan A falls through.

2016 138

Study Reveals How to Choose the Best Person to Ask for Help

On The Job

Next time you're looking for some help at work, you may not want to depend on a close colleague.

2016 141

5 New Ways To Eat Breakfast And Skip Mid-Morning Slump

Dumb Little Man

If you find yourself suffering from a slump in the middle of the morning, you need new ways to eat breakfast. In 1989, I finished high school and left my tiny town in Vermont to head overseas to visit some friends in Finland.

2016 196

Marketing video demo for Floral Shop or Florist

Andrea Kalli

This marketing video demo is for a Floral Shop or Florists, but it can be for any type of business with the right images, colors, and music. It’s professional, clean, and very versatile. Need a video for your business? Let’s talk! Andrea Kalli. Video Virtual Assistant.

2016 130

Ways to Improve the Morale at the Office

Office Dynamics

According to research from Gallup, only 31.5 percent of U.S. employees were engaged in their jobs in 2014. That means nearly 70 percent of your staff is disengaged or unhappy with their work. Meanwhile, other Gallup research found disengaged employees costs the U.S.

2016 130

The Growing Popularity of Dog Parties

Small Business Labs

Regular readers know we love pet trends here at Small Business Labs. The latest is the rise of pet parties, especially birthday parties for dogs. According to Small Biz Daily's Party Animals ; "7 percent of dog owners hold holiday or birthday parties for their dogs (that’s about 4 million people)—and 28 percent buy their dogs birthday gifts."

2016 126

Top 5 Tips On How To Stay Hydrated

Dumb Little Man

With things heating up outside, it’s important that we know how to stay hydrated throughout the day. Without water, we simply couldn’t function! Our bodies rely on water to remove harmful toxins, lubricate our joints, and keep migraines and other ailments at bay.

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Are GIFs Part of Your 2016 Audience Outreach Strategy?

Andrea Kalli

Top Tools You Need to Know. Are you using social platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest to promote your business? Are you integrating visual media into your brand building efforts to increase click-through rates and boost engagement?

2016 130

Podcast 004: All you can read buffet

Clutter Coach

In this episode, I’ll talk about how to deal with reading material that inevitably piles up. Here are some highlights: Can I clip articles to read later? What about scanning things and getting rid of the paper copy? But I can’t get rid of books! Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website. Each week I go into greater depth about one of the 52 ways.

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Advanced Minute Taking webinar on July 6, 2016

Laughing all the Way to Work

After a wonderful experience at the AdminPro Conference in Orlando, Florida on June 14-17, 2016, I feel invigorated and ready to go. We can learn so much from each other and learn with did. Especially at the roundtable event where participants had 25 minutes to sit at the various speaker tables and ask questions. The questions asked really helped me to focus my webinar on the areas that were most needed. The next webinar is on July 6, 2016 at 1 p.m. I hope you can join us.

2016 100

How to Block Online Distractions and Improve Productivity

Productivity Bits

O nline distractions, the Internet can be an overwhelming place. It’s easy for a simple research mission to turn into an online shopping spree or for your email to arrive in a never-ending stream that you just have to respond to immediately. So with all the distractions at every turn, you might be wondering how to optimize your web strategy in order to get things done. Here’s where to start. Clean house Every once in a while, take a step back and evaluate your online activity.

2016 100

Why Investors Don’t Love Your Hardware Startup and What You Can do About It

Small Business CEO

Hardware-focused entrepreneurs know that starting and scaling a hardware startup is a monumental task. Between product creation, manufacturing, supply chain, sales and branding, it takes focus and stamina. Not surprisingly, nearly 90% of new startups are software focused.

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Podcast 005: Don’t hoard your shredding

Clutter Coach

In this episode, I’ll talk about how to keep shredding under control. Here are some highlights: Should I shred my own paper or take it to a service? Is there an alternative to shredding? What do I really need to shred? Link to ID guard stamp. Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website. Each week I go into greater depth about one of the 52 ways.

2016 100

When to Do That Stringing-Words-Together Thing with Hyphens

Daily Writing Tips

When are hyphens required to string together a sequence of words, and when are the hyphens extraneous? The following sentences, each with a discussion and a revision, illustrate the syntactical situations in which they are necessary and when they are superfluous.

2016 62

Hacking Corporate: How to Create the Work Environment You Want

Productivityist

The following is a guest post by Nick Snapp (who’s also been a guest on The Productivityist Podcast. Nick is an Engineer-turned-Productivity Strategist and the host of The Make it Snappy Productivity Show podcast. He’s also the founder of Snapp Forward , an innovative coaching program designed to help busy, high-achieving parents eliminate overwhelm, improve focus and achieve superior productivity. Working a lot of hours? You’re not alone.

What to Do When an Employee Has a Health Issue at Work

Small Business CEO

Emergencies are not predictable. That’s their nature. They happen when least expected, and they wreck havoc on everything they come into contact with. If you’re the owner of a small business or you’re a manager, emergencies are your least favorite kind of surprise.

2016 71

The Meaning Of “Zen Status” In ZenTasktic

Brilliantly Better

One of the features I love the most in ZenTasktic is the ability to show you real-time stats about how “zen” you are. Or how “zen” you’re not, so to speak. In the previous article I presented you the ZenTasktic… The post The Meaning Of “Zen Status” In ZenTasktic appeared first on Dragos Roua. Assess Decide Do Digital Tools Personal Development Productivity and Effectiveness

2016 48

What Word, or Which Word, Should You Use?

Daily Writing Tips

In conversational language and informal writing, the pronouns what and which are often used interchangeably as determiners—words used in asking about or referring to people, places, or things.

2016 59

Why I Write Well After 9 PM

Productivityist

I’m writing this at 9 pm PDT, which is usually when my creative juices really kick in and I start to write well. I’m not sure why this is. I suspect it’s because both of my kids are in bed. The quiet allows me to focus, as I know the next time I’ll see the kids is in the morning. For a time, I tried to write in the early hours of the morning. With this approach, I had to make sure I finished my work before the kids woke up.

2016 56

4 Ways CEOs Can Effectively Build Their Personal Brands

Small Business CEO

As a CEO, you have a lot on your plate. All of the responsibilities in front of you make thinking about anything other than the company seem downright impossible. Furthermore, thinking about yourself and your own career can seem like a ludicrous proposition.

2016 70

Sole Trader, Limited Company, Partnership or LLP – Which Business Structure is Best?

Small Business CEO

You’ve got your business idea all sorted. You’ve got a great name ready to register. Now what? You need to decide which legal structure will suit you and your business best. The four most popular ones are sole trader, limited company, general partnership and limited liability partnership (LLP).

2016 68

3 Tips for Assessing Your Financial Needs When Starting a Small Business

Small Business CEO

Starting a small business requires a great deal of complex planning. Not only do you have to come up with your business plan and method for success but you need to consider financial funding. Many small business owners may take funding for granted and only look for it at the last minute.

2016 60

A Basis for More Concise Wording

Daily Writing Tips

One clear sign of a sentence that is a candidate for conciseness is the noun basis, especially when it appears in the phrase “on a/an [blank] basis.”.

2016 59

5 Proven Ways to Leverage The Power of Print Marketing

Small Business CEO

Although the days of the print industry appear to be in jeopardy at the hands of a digital age, the effectiveness and power of physical media is far from gone.

2016 59

5 Sentences Demonstrating Whether to Capitalize and Punctuate Quotations

Daily Writing Tips

When the syntax of a sentence containing a quotation is not straightforward, it can be difficult to determine whether the first word should be capitalized and which punctuation marks, if any, should attend the quotation.

2016 59

What Impact Will Mayor Khan Have on London’s Business Rates?

Small Business CEO

2016 57

Critique vs. Criticism

Daily Writing Tips

Although dictionaries list critique and criticism as synonyms, the words are not exact equivalents. Perhaps because it’s two letters shorter, headline writers often use critique when criticism would be the more appropriate choice.

2016 57

The Descent of “Hag”

Daily Writing Tips

The headline of this post uses descent in two senses: This post discusses the etymological origin of hag , but it also points out how the connotation of the term has plummeted in status.

2016 56