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Sharing some feedback

Practically Perfect PA

Over the years I’ve had some wonderful feedback from readers that I tuck away and come back to when I need a little confidence boost but I never share the messages with other readers. Well, today is a new day, folks.

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The Growing Biotech Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Unlike traditional pharma or biotech companies, most of the people working at  Nimbus Therapeutics  are gig workers.    And the primary reason Nimbus hires gig workers is not to cut costs.

2017 50

Trending Sources

Learn To Become A Better Leader: 10 Most Important Must Have Skills

Office Dynamics

Being a leader is so much more than just being the person in charge of your team or company. It’s a unique set of skills that you must have, in order to lead and take care of the people under your charge. Here are the ten most important skills you must develop to be a good leader. Listen to others. No one knows everything, even a good leader. Listen to others when they come to you. They’ll have good ideas, and takes on situations that you may not even have thought of.

2017 69

9 Reasons Why We Procrastinate and How to Address Them

Dumb Little Man

‘Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone’ ~ Pablo Picasso. Procrastination can be one of life’s biggest barriers to success. If we don’t tackle it, it can really prevent us from moving forward towards our goals.

2017 59

4 Ways to Get the Boss to Give You What You Want

On The Job

If you're having difficulty getting what you want at work -- perhaps a promotion or a big project -- it's time to rethink your negotiating skills and learn from the best.

2017 39

More Trending

Preserve Your Relationships, Even in Sticky Situations

Business Writing

If you are human, you face situations during your workday that require you to write under pressure. Maybe you have to respond to an angry employee's email. Maybe you seriously disagree with a coworker and need to put your reasons. Courteous Writing Email Etiquette Positive Language

2017 34

What Others Really Think About You

On The Job

Were you the smartest kid in school? The funniest? The most athletic? It's a little strange to think that we like to label people from an early age. What's even more strange is how some of us like to label ourselves -- to the detriment of our own happiness or career success.

2017 34

Building A Star Partnership – Free Webinar For Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Administrative professionals are in a unique position to build incredibly powerful partnerships with the person or people they support. The bond that exists between executive and assistant can be truly special and it can create a distinct competitive advantage in the business world. However, this kind of partnership doesn’t just happen.

2017 59

Stumble, Success, Stumble, Success – 11 Simple Steps to Improve Your Life

Dumb Little Man

In its simplicity, life can be difficult. Then we make it more tortuous by the way we treat ourselves — feeding our minds with thoughts that reinforce the negatives. So what can you do to focus on the positives? Get off Facebook.

2017 51

Vocabulary Quiz #3: Commonly Confused Words

Daily Writing Tips

In each sentence, choose the correct word from the pair of similar terms. (If If both words possibly can be correct, choose the more plausible one.). Any business leader with a of sense would say this is the perfect time to borrow money to rebuild the country. a) whit. b) wit.

2017 33

Why Fleet Management is Important for Business Owners

Small Business CEO

Any business that uses vehicles within their service can make use of fleet management.

2017 32

Practically Perfect PA giveaway: The Assist Conference winners are…

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you to everyone who entered the Assist Conference giveaway! Originally we could only give one free place away, but thanks to our wonderful sponsors, we can now pick five winners!! I can announce the winners are … drum roll please…. Leigh Adams. Victoria Abebrese. Deborah Dei. Karen Coote.

2017 30

6 Best Valentine’s Gifts For Her This 2017

Dumb Little Man

Valentine’s day is just around the corner and if you are a man who hasn’t figured out the best Valentine’s gift for her yet, now is probably the right time to narrow down your choices. Deciding on the last minute isn’t only stressful but it can also put you at risk of buying the wrong gift.

2017 51

Hyphenation Rules for 35 Prefixes (and 1 Suffix)

Daily Writing Tips

There was a time when prefixes were routinely attached to root words with hyphens, but that time has, for the most part, passed. Now, hyphens are the exception, as detailed in the following list, which also provides simple definitions. ante (before): closed.

2017 25

2017 Top 10 Pet Product Trends

Small Business Labs

Package Facts recently released their list of 10 Pet Product Trends to Watch in 2017.    Key quote from their press release: From leather collars to fur-lined carriers and orthopedic bedding, there's no shortage of innovative and human-inspired products trending in the U.S.

2017 25

A Simple 24-minute Morning Ritual To Kickstart Your Day

Productivityist

This guest post is by Amy of Brainy Owls. Amy likes to write about self-improvement and productivity. Check out the free email course , The Strategies of Enormously Successful People. These science-backed lessons with highly actionable worksheets will help you unfold the path to success. Let me start by saying this: How you begin your mornings can either make or break your day. For years, getting out of bed every morning was a big struggle for me. Every morning was chaotic and stressed.

2017 34

What Can Employers Do About The Student Loan Crisis?

Dumb Little Man

There’s news about the student loan crisis just about every day. College tuition is going up at a greater rate than wages. Daycare costs more than college, leaving parents unable to save beforehand.

2017 48

Using Repetition to Produce Parallel Structure

Daily Writing Tips

Sentences that fail to observe a sound grammatical structure sometimes do so because a key word or phrase is not repeated (or balanced with a similar word or phrase) as part of an element equivalent to a previous element in the sentence.

2017 21

How CRM Can Help Grow Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

It’s challenging to maintain a customer relationship in a business landscape where your biggest competition could be right across the street or one click away.

2017 17

How to Use Video to Drive Business – to – Business Sales

Andrea Kalli

How to Use Video to Drive Business – to – Business Sales . Business-to-Business Video Marketing. Business-to-business, or B2B buyers today do not contact a supplier directly until 57 percent of the purchase process is complete, research shows.

2017 11

7 Tips to Happy Coworking with Your Pets

Dumb Little Man

It may surprise you to know a few facts: There are about 80 million dogs and more than 90 million cats nice and comfy in U.S.A. homes. According to the New Jersey Institute of Technology, 45% of people telecommute for at least part of their work week.

2017 45

Still More Words That Turn on the Root “Vert”

Daily Writing Tips

Two recent posts ( here and here ) dealt with many of the English words based on the Latin verb vertere , meaning “turn,” focusing on those based on the root vert. This follow-up post defines some additional words in the vertere family: those with the root vers.

2017 19

How Businesses Can Benefit from CMMS Facility Management Software

Small Business CEO

CMMS or Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) is a software tool that allows businesses to manage and track their assets, monitor work orders, control their organizations and perform scheduled maintenance efficiently.

2017 16

How to Create a Stellar Video Marketing Plan – 7 Essential Components of a Cohesive Video Outreach Strategy

Andrea Kalli

How to Create a Stellar Video Marketing Plan – 7 Essential Components of a Cohesive Video Outreach Strategy. How to Create a Video Marketing Plan.

2017 11

How Social Media Helps Students Study

Dumb Little Man

Social media in education is a no-brainer and many studies and experiences have proven its efficiency. Once you get serious about your education, you then realize that you must take the hand of as many resources as you can.

Pleasing Words

Daily Writing Tips

The Latin verb placere , meaning “be acceptable” or “be liked,” is the source of a number of English words pertaining to agreeability. This post lists and defines these terms.

2017 19

Could Mobile Phones Lead The Rise of The Cashless Economy in Africa?

Small Business CEO

The world is moving towards a global economy that deals less with paper and more digitalized data. Electronic payments have made substantial inroads among consumers in some developed countries, and many of these markets have been building the infrastructure for cashless transactions for a long time.

2017 14

Test, Analyze, Course-Correct

Office Organization Success

The month of January has just flown by — I feel we were just celebrating Christmas and poof! it’s the end of January! One of the reasons I think is that (as well as a trip to San Diego) I’ve been knee-deep in a client’s launch campaign for one of her online training programs. We’ve also been testing several different marketing strategies too to see what works best.

10 Amazing Business Ideas For Stay-At-Home Retirees

Dumb Little Man

Retirement does not mean that a senior just has to sit at home and do nothing. Many seniors prefer to work even after they have crossed the retirement age. Some seniors actually perceive this as a golden opportunity to follow their long forgotten entrepreneurship dreams.

2017 44

Saints and Sanctity

Daily Writing Tips

The Latin adjective sanctus , meaning “consecrated” or “holy,” is the root of a family of words that sometimes but not always have a religious context. Definitions of those words follow.

Starting-up in Singapore? Here are the Available Company Registration Options

Small Business CEO

The biggest incentive attracting people to Singapore is how easy it is to get the ball rolling, and remarkably, this is largely down to the larger authorities. A view from Singapore river.

2017 12

My Monthly Theme Report: January 2017

Productivityist

Every month I send out an email to subscribers of the My Monthly Theme Series that dives into my plans for the month ahead. I publish the results of said plan here on the blog within one week of the month ending. If you’d like to subscribe to the monthly series so you have an understanding of what I’m working on each month, then click here. During the month of January, my focus was on Productivityist Coaching. My plan was to take this aspect of Productivityist to the next level.

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Gun Safe

Dumb Little Man

Burglaries and other dangerous events happen everyday, and without a proper firearm, you may not be able to protect and defend yourself and your family. However, having guns laying around your home isn’t safe as well, which is why it is important to have a gun safe. What is Gun Safe?

2017 38

Podcast 042: Options are illusions

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! In this episode, I’ll talk about how keeping your options open is not always a good strategy, plus, it can make you unhappy. Here are some highlights: But I could make a mistake. Isn’t it better to have options? It’s scary not to have them! Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play.