Sat.Mar 18, 2017 - Fri.Mar 24, 2017

Branching out – moving on from being an EA

Practically Perfect PA

Being a personal or executive assistant is a career in itself, with the right drive and ambition you can carve out a highly rewarding working life as an invaluable support resource. But what if you don’t find it enough for you?

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How Trumpcare Will Impact Self-Employment

Small Business Labs

The quick summary is self-employed who are younger or have higher incomes will likely be better off under the Republican proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA, a.k.a. Trumpcare). Self-employed who are older or have lower incomes will likely be worse off.

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Secrets Revealed

Office Dynamics

Every person has secrets. They may be secrets about their families, health, money, business, fears, or successes. Some things should be kept secret or within a very small group. But there are other secrets that we should be sharing with others. What are you not telling people that would help them do their job faster, simpler, or save your company money? What have you learned from years in the workplace that you aren’t sharing?

2017 105

5 Ways To Bounce Back From A Big Mistake

Dumb Little Man

Everyone makes mistakes. The recent mistakes in the media with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway announcing the wrong movie for the Best Picture at the 2017 Oscars and Steve Harvey’s slip-up when he said the wrong name for Miss Universe 2015 are reminders that no one is perfect.

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Are you wasting time?

Practically Perfect PA

So today I am sitting at my kitchen table hoping to write a few blog posts before my son wakes up from his morning nap. I have my laptop open, blog up and running, notebook and pen by my side and a cup of tea that has already started to go cold. I am ready to start working.

2017 87

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Are you wasting time?

Practically Perfect PA

So today I am sitting at my kitchen table hoping to write a few blog posts before my son wakes up from his morning nap. I have my laptop open, blog up and running, notebook and pen by my side and a cup of tea that has already started to go cold. I am ready to start working.

2017 75

11 Tasks You Can Outsource as a Small Business Owner

Small Business CEO

With the rise of the new gig economy , more and more people are leaving their traditional workplaces to go into business for themselves. These include entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, freelancers, and small business owners.

2017 38

5 Types of Unnecessary Hyphenation

Daily Writing Tips

The sentences below, each followed by a discussion and a revision, illustrate various ways in which a hyphen is used extraneously. He adds that cities should be forced to follow a federally-defined law pertaining to what kinds of benefits restaurants should be required to provide to their employees.

2017 29

5 Happiness Hacks That You Need To Try Today

Dumb Little Man

When was the last time you felt happy? Not just a shadow of the pleasant feeling, but truly happy? You could say that most of our actions are fueled by our motivation to feel good. Unfortunately, however, it’s not all the time that we feel happy. There are days when we just can’t resist feeling low. If that is your case today, these simple happiness hacks can give you that extra shot of joy. Let Your Inner Child Take the Lead.

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Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier

Practically Perfect PA

Recently, the OpenMeet team had the pleasure of participating in the annual Practically Perfect PA Assist Conference 2017 , where we ran a few workshops.

Mobile Phone Recycling – Promoting Proper Disposal of Electronic Gadgets

Eco-Office Gals

Mobile phone recycling is the best practice to save the planet and also to generate money in the process. Improper disposal of phones only fills out the landfills. Not doing so, will only continue harming the planet and putting lives in danger.

2017 40

Free Up Your Focus: The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Human Resources Department

Small Business CEO

In simple terms, Human Resources (HR) essentially deals with anything regarding the people involved in a company. From payroll to talent development to recruitment, HR departments have a wide variety of tasks that require an array of skills and time to complete.

Understanding How Glasses Work

Dumb Little Man

Corrective lenses have been around for several years already. Because people are so used to them, they aren’t given as much thought as the newer discoveries. The only time one will probably give them attention is when your eyes start to get blurry. If that is the case, here are some of the things you need to know about how glasses work. Different Lenses For Different Problems. Through the pupil, light enters the eyes and gets focused by the lens into the retina.

2017 41

Branching out – moving on from being an EA

Practically Perfect PA

Being a personal or executive assistant is a career in itself, with the right drive and ambition you can carve out a highly rewarding working life as an invaluable support resource. But what if you don’t find it enough for you? How do you make the jump from your current role into perhaps a completely different industry? Personal and Executive Assistants have a unique advantage over many other office roles.

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Email vs. E-mail

Daily Writing Tips

Once upon a time, one could speak or write about such media as books and mail, or use such terms as business and commerce , and your audience would immediately understand what you were referring to.

2017 24

List Building: Facts & Figures

Office Organization Success

If you’re new (or newer) in business, you may have heard that you need to be “building your list”, or “the money is in the list” or any variation thereof.

2017 21

3 Reasons Why Taking Rest Breaks At Work Is Important

Dumb Little Man

You wake up early morning and decide that you are going to work your ass off today. You glue yourself to your desk, put your mind to the task, and manage to squeeze 16 hours without taking rest breaks at work! You do that for three days at a stretch. What happens the next day? Your productivity level drops. Taking wise, pre-planned breaks is one of the least harnessed (but the most essential) tools inside an entrepreneur’s productivity toolbox.

2017 39

Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier

Practically Perfect PA

Recently, the OpenMeet team had the pleasure of participating in the annual Practically Perfect PA Assist Conference 2017 , where we ran a few workshops.

5 Types of Conditionals

Daily Writing Tips

When crafting “If (this), then (that)” statements, note that several varieties exist, distinguished by tense and probability. This post describes, with examples, various types of conditional statements.

2017 23

A Spring Cleaning Checklist to Increase Your Overall Productivity

Productivityist

Today’s guest post is by Kacey Mya. Kacey is a lifestyle blogger for “ The Drifter Collective. ” She finds excitement in the world around her and this is portrayed through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts. You can connect with Kacey on Twitter , Pinterest or Instagram. As much as you’re looking forward to the upcoming spring weather, you’re probably dreading the annual chore that comes with it — spring cleaning.

2017 29

How to Market Yourself During A Career Search

Dumb Little Man

When searching for a new career, knowing how to market yourself to potential employers and recruiters can give you an edge over the other applicants. If you don’t know how to stand out from the rest, it could make your search very long and exhausting. With marketing, there are tons of things you need to know. To help you get started, here are some of the essential things that can help you know how to market yourself. Know Your Unique Selling Point (USP).

2017 39

The Future of Fun: All the World's a Shareable Stage

Small Business Labs

One of the more interesting stats we've seen lately is over 50% of the people who buy the Hasbro game Pie Face make and share a video of them playing it. This stat comes from the Washington Post article What Hasbro’s Pie Face signals about the future of fun.    Hasbro's Pie Face was the single best-selling item in the games category in 2016. It's a pretty simple game.

2017 19

3 Simple Ways to End Internal Communication Woes

Small Business CEO

In military forces around the world, top-notch communication skills, or a lack thereof, are considered a life and death issue. After all, any slip in the communication lines can result in catastrophe – soldiers can lose their lives, innocent civilians can be killed or harmed, wars can be lost.

Band, Bend, Bind, Bond, and Bund

Daily Writing Tips

One of the joys of researching word origins and usage is discovering facts such as that the five English words formed on the frame of b_nd , with different vowels, are cognates, all stemming from a common proto-Indo-European ancestral verb meaning “restrain.”.

2017 17

How To Get Your Boss To Agree To Anything You Want

Dumb Little Man

If you could change anything about your job, what would it be? Do you want a savvier office or a bigger holiday allowance? Perhaps you’d like more mentorship or opportunities to develop new skills. Are you thinking about getting a fatter paycheque at the end of each month? Whatever it is that you want, there’s a good chance you won’t get it easily- unless you know the best tricks in persuading your boss. If that is the case, here’s a quick guide to help you out.

2017 39

How to Keep Teams Motivated to the Finish Line

On The Job

How many times have you been about to reach your goal and for some reason, you lose interest? I've heard bosses complain that they've just about got their team to achieve a new goal -- and then enthusiasm seems to wane. The bosses try to figure out a way to jump-start the flagging interest, but can't seem to keep the team motivated. A new study sheds light on why this happens.

2017 16

4 Self-Improvement Strategies for Small Business Owners

Small Business CEO

As a small business owner, you may have become so caught up in improving your company that you have forgotten to spend any time improving yourself.

2017 16

Punctuating Sentences with Disguised Subordinate Clauses

Daily Writing Tips

Usually, a subordinate clause is obvious, as in the case of this one you’re reading right now. Intuitively, you know to separate it from the main clause (in the previous sentence, the first six words) with a comma.

2017 17

7 Of The Most Haunted Places In The World

Dumb Little Man

Yes, spirits and ghosts do exist. While some may be friendly, others may give you spooky and spine-chilling experiences. If these experiences don’t frighten you, then here are 7 of the most haunted places in the world to feed your wanderlust. Take a trip or stay the night to experience the eerie presence of the ghosts and spirits in these places. Borgvattnet (The Haunted Vicarage), Sweden.

2017 34

The Productivityist Podcast: The Inner Game of Productivity with Alan Brown

Productivityist

My guest this week is Alan Brown – a productivity coach, best-selling author of the book Zen and the Art of Productivity , and the host of Crusher TV. Alan helps people get more things done in less time and with less stress through smart productivity and brain hacks. We chatted about his experience in overcoming a learning disability and addiction, how he catapulted himself from an average ad executive to a successful entrepreneur, and how brain hacks played an important part in all these.

2017 19

Why Your Business Should Excel at Customer Convenience

Small Business CEO

We live in a world of instant gratification and ultimate convenience. Delivery services are faster than ever before, with some being able to deliver groceries and other items within the hour. Transportation services are available with the click of a virtual button.

2017 14

Punctuation Quiz #14: Parenthetical Interjections

Daily Writing Tips

Each of the following sentences includes an emphatic word that must be set off from the rest of the statement. Insert punctuation as necessary. An heirloom plant may have been grown in the same location for say a hundred years.

2017 14

7 Reasons Why Life Is Overwhelming You (And How To Fix Them)

Dumb Little Man

You may be feeling overwhelmed with life, burnt out, and losing energy. You have work commitments. Your friends want you to come out for drinks after your busy schedule. Your personal space, that you intended to tidy when you got back from work, is still cluttered. Simply put, your plate is full. Although you don’t want to feel this stressed out all the time, there just isn’t enough time in the day to do the things you really want to do. And it’s destroying you and your self-esteem.

2017 34

3 Ways You Can Create An Effective Journaling Habit

Productivityist

You might be wondering how in the world journaling can help you attain more focused attention. Well, like the brain dump, journaling helps you clear your mind of stuff that is cluttering it. Journaling also lets you review regularly and stay on course instead of deviating from what your priorities are. Some of the most successful people in history kept a daily journal. Here are just a few names you may recognize: Jack Kerouac. Benjamin Franklin. Anais Nin. Andy Warhol. Franz Kafka.

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