Sat.Apr 22, 2017 - Fri.Apr 28, 2017

9 Stats About Small Business Digital Marketing in 2017

Dumb Little Man

In order to help small business digital marketing agencies and SEO professionals effectively forecast this year’s online marketing trends, white label SEO company HubShout conducted a survey which collected data on the digital marketing investments of small- to mid-size agencies. This report details the online marketing data for 2017 and compares it to the data taken from HubShout’s 2016, 2015, and 2014 surveys.

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Have you missed this month’s content?

Practically Perfect PA

We don’t want you to miss out on the great Practically Perfect PA content… Here is a round up of this month’s posts and newsletters. April’s Blog Posts. 3rd April 2017: How to make a bad first impression better. 6th April 2017: Using networks to get stuff done.

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Growing Direct Selling Industry Employs Over 20 Million Americans

Small Business Labs

According to the Direct Selling Association (DSA), about 20.2 million Americans are involved in direct selling the U.S. This is up from 15.8 million in 2010.    Also known as multi-level marketing, retail sales by direct selling companies increased from $28.6 billion to $36.1 billion.

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Today’s Administrative Assistant Has Power

Office Dynamics

(Excerpt from Become an Inner Circle Assistant book, Joan Burge). For the first time in history, the administrative professional’s job description hints at the full engagement of cognitive powers.

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11 Ways To Pick Yourself Up And Bounce Back After Failure

Dumb Little Man

Success is not always what it seems. Steven Spielberg had his share of failures and setbacks before becoming successful. So did Walt Disney and Michael Jordan. Arianne Huffington, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates experienced many ups and downs before they became successful in their respective fields. Henry Ford and Steve Jobs also had a bumpy journey to success. These icons are perfect examples that the road to success is anything but smooth. Failure is inescapable and inevitable.

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The Practically Perfect PA Advisory Panel

Practically Perfect PA

Practically Perfect PA has now been up and running for 5 years. Over that time, I have seen the blog grow and grow and grow! There are now over 11,000 of you signed up to the blog posts and newsletters and we attract over 90,000 visitors each month on the website. That’s a lot of people!

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Manufacturing Joining the On-Demand, Collaborative Economy

Small Business Labs

Estimates are that most manufacturing equipment in the U.S. sits idle about 50% of the time.

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How To Maximize Your Potential While Embracing Your Weaknesses

Dumb Little Man

What do successful people actually do with their weaknesses? That is a question worth pondering. If you think about it for a moment, you’ll realize that people who are truly successful don’t shy away from their weaknesses. In fact, they are alright sharing them. As a leader (which I believe you are), it will actually inspire those around you if they see you succeed in spite of your weaknesses. It will give them the courage to be better as well as to press on.

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Who am I?

Practically Perfect PA

Who am I? When you work for a private individual it can be complicated defining your role in their life. As well as dealing with all the usual challenges, much depends on their personal situation, and how that reflects on what is required.

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4 Steps for Dealing With a Hated New Job

On The Job

When you accepted the job, you were excited about the new opportunities chance to enhance your skills. But three months later, all you can think of, is “ What was I thinking?” You now believe you’ve made a mistake when you accepted a new job. Something doesn’t feel right.

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Career Success A to Z: U is for Utilize

Eat Your Career

This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here. This week’s article is all about using what you’ve got! If you want to achieve career success, it’s not enough to just show up.

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How To Develop Empathy By Understanding Subjective Hardship

Dumb Little Man

Most people understand what hardship is but not a lot of people know how to develop empathy. When we think about someone who undergoes hardship, we often think about those who are impoverished, disabled or marginalized in some way. What we fail to think about is subjective hardship. What is subjective hardship? I define subjective hardship as the hardship that someone internalizes. Often, we cannot see these hardships. But, just because we cannot see them, does not mean that they are not real.

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Have you missed this month’s content?

Practically Perfect PA

We don’t want you to miss out on the great Practically Perfect PA content… Here is a round up of this month’s posts and newsletters. April’s Blog Posts. 3rd April 2017: How to make a bad first impression better. 6th April 2017: Using networks to get stuff done.

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Strategies for Advancing Your Career Outside of Administrative Services

Office Dynamics

Designed by Freepik. My good friend and fellow expert in the administrative field, Julie Perrine, has a saying that goes something like this, “In admin, you can start here and go anywhere!”. Incidentally, if you don’t know Julie, you should. She’ll be at the annual Conference for Administrative Excellence this year and she is an absolute wealth of knowledge and insight. But back to the point: Being an administrative professional, the world is your oyster.

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5 Critical Steps to Take When You Quit a Job

On The Job

If a great opportunity comes along, you might jump at it. It could be because it offers more money, but it also might be because you feel it gives you a chance to do something you feel passionate about, or perhaps because you feel it's a more stable position.

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17 Easy Positive Changes You Can Make In Your Life Right Now

Dumb Little Man

There are many positive actions and habits we know we should do, like working out, eating healthily and not spending beyond our means. We know the big things that will make our lives better, but the fact that they’re big tasks means they can feel daunting or overwhelming. And so we easily give up on them. Life isn’t always about big, bold milestones. It’s also about the little things that can bring you a more positive and fulfilling lifestyle.

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Who am I?

Practically Perfect PA

Who am I? When you work for a private individual it can be complicated defining your role in their life. As well as dealing with all the usual challenges, much depends on their personal situation, and how that reflects on what is required.

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Tips for the Traveling Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

Administrative professionals are the superheroes of travel planning. Admins use their telepathy to know what brands their travelers prefer, time travel to get days of work done in mere hours, and teleportation to support their travelers, even when they are halfway around the world. Their only kryptonite? Themselves. Admins spend their days prioritizing other’s needs and often forget to think of themselves.

How to Use Videos for Building Your Business and Brand – An Ideas Checklist

Andrea Kalli

A Quick Guide to Video Marketing for Small Business. How confident are you in your video content marketing strategy? If you aren’t sure about how to get it right, you aren’t alone. You don’t have to be a “natural” to have success in this area.

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12 Stressful Things To Let Go Of If You Want To Live A Calm Life

Dumb Little Man

When you’ve got too much to do and you’re under pressure, it can be quite tempting to just look back and remember how life used to be when things were simpler. With so many things to do and things happening, you just can’t help but wonder how good it would be if you can just forget being stressed. Whilst you can’t be completely free of stress, you can control your relationship with it. Here are twelve things you should let go of if you want to live a calmer life.

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The Practically Perfect PA Advisory Panel

Practically Perfect PA

Practically Perfect PA has now been up and running for 5 years. Over that time, I have seen the blog grow and grow and grow! There are now over 11,000 of you signed up to the blog posts and newsletters and we attract over 90,000 visitors each month on the website. That’s a lot of people!

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Happy Administrative Professionals Day!

Office Dynamics

The post Happy Administrative Professionals Day! appeared first on Office Dynamics. Admin Assistant Training Administrative Professionals Day Administrative Professionals Week

Podcast 053: Tidying up is a meditation

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! In this episode, I’ll talk about how doing any regular task, such as your daily tidy up, focusing on the movements and releasing thinking, is like doing a meditation. 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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Timeline Of A Personal Injury Lawsuit

Dumb Little Man

Understanding a personal injury lawsuit timeline can help a victim cope with the stress and emotional challenges that may arise with the processing of his case. Though the time and process may be different in some states, on the average, the process is complicated and time-consuming. Unfortunately, a high percentage of Americans are unaware of the workings of the judicial proceedings both for civil and criminal cases.

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Looking the Part

Laughing all the Way to Work

I attended an event today on minute taking. Our organization set it up for Admin Professionals' Week. Unfortunately, my first impression of the speaker was not very good because she was dressed down and looked rather frumpy. I don't believe in judging a book by its cover, but I was amazed at how easily my mind went there and how I equated how she looked to what she had to say. I was happy that my first impression had been wrong.

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5 Ways To Amplify Your Personal Brand

Office Dynamics

“In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure. In a busy marketplace, not standing out is the same as being invisible.” ~ Seth Godin. It’s no secret the world has changed. You are doing more with less. Things are moving at the speed of light. And Google has become the new resume. The question is … what are you doing about it? How are you standing out? What are your points of distinction?

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Filing system technique

Clutter Coach

by Using a pre-made file system can be a great idea, but only if you buy into it completely. Systems in general, filing and other, often have lots of moving parts that need to mesh together so if you leave one out because you don’t really like it, the system will eventually break. For example, if you color code your file folders, you have to continue to do it, and you have to continue to use the same colors. If you run out of yellow, you can’t just start using the orange ones.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Personal Development

Dumb Little Man

What is personal development? How can it change your life? Personal development can be difficult to explain to someone who hasn’t started his journey yet. Conversations around this topic can often create more confusion than clarity. To help you figure out exactly what it means, here are the basic concepts of personal development you need to know about. Sharpening the saw.

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An Easy Way To Stay Motivated And Productive

Productivityist

This guest post is by Productivityist team member Jim Woods. He is a writer, editor, and Productivityist Coaching Practitioner. You can connect with him @jimwoodswrites on Twitter or his website jimwoodswrites.com. We all know about the to-do list. We use it everyday. Sometimes, we even obsess over it. We watch our to-do list shrink, and we watch it grow. Well, let’s step away from your to-do list for a moment. Instead, I’d like to tell you about another list.

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In Your Writing, Know the Meaning of “Absolute”

Office Dynamics

Designed by Freepik. This is part of a series by editor Barbara McNichol to provide tips for writing like a pro. Ever heard someone say “his bucket is emptier (or more empty) than mine”? How can something be emptier than empty? The same holds true for all “absolute” words. In grammar, “absolute” means it can’t be compared. That is, you would never use “less” or “more” in front of these absolute words: perfect. final. first/last. complete. universal. destroyed. invisible. unique. total.

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How to Prevent Work Accidents and Compensation Claims as an Employer

Small Business CEO

Injuries in the workplace can be life changing or fatal, which is why it’s so important they are avoided at all costs.

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5 Benefits of Journaling To Inspire and Motivate You

Dumb Little Man

Keeping a journal is one of the most rewarding habits you can develop. In fact, even key players in history valued it for its benefits. Despite the benefits of journaling, it still has not maintained its popularity over the years. One reason is that a lot of people associate it with uncommunicativeness or aloofness. Mari L. McCarthy , an International Bestselling Author, believes that “the benefits of a journaling practice extend to almost every conceivable human endeavor.”

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Vocabulary Quiz #5: Idiomatic Expressions

Daily Writing Tips

Revise these sentences so that the idiomatic expressions are rendered correctly. He said he’d touch bases with me tomorrow. I remember how I used to wile away the hours during summer vacation. She awaited the news with baited breath. We found ourselves in dire straights.

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The Power of Pursuit with Kelsey Humphreys

Productivityist

This episode’s guest is an amazing woman that I’ve been “pursuing” to get into the podcast for a while. She’s the host and producer of The Pursuit , a talk show and podcast where she interviews influencers and the who’s who of business.

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The Importance of Supervisor Training and Development

Small Business CEO

In order for a company to thrive, it needs to properly manage risk. Highly effective training is one way to support this goal.

Understanding Your Personality: Discover How To Grow Using The Rule Of Four

Dumb Little Man

The ‘rule of four’ has been around for centuries. The first recorded reference to it was Empedocles’ four elements — Earth, Air, Fire and Water — which he related to the mythical gods that ruled the world 444 years B.C. Hippocrates, the great Greek physician, developed his thinking around the ‘4 humors ’ which are the body fluids that caused our moods, emotions, and behaviors. They involved the yellow bile, blood, phlegm and black bile.

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What to Do When a Dangling Participle Defies Revision

Daily Writing Tips

A dangling participle is a construction in which the participle, or verb, that follows the subject of a sentence is not associated with an introductory phrase, leaving the participle dangling.

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