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Freelancers and Solopreneurs are Increasingly Exporters

Small Business Labs

Despite trade wars, tariffs, and the erection of other barriers to cross-border commerce, independent workers, freelancers and solopreneurs are increasingly finding customers outside U.S. borders.

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9 Things To Give Up In Order To Become Conscious And Free

Dumb Little Man

To me, consciousness is about emotional self mastery. It’s the energetic and spiritual awareness of yourself and others and having the tools to be empowered and effective in whatever you do. Knowing how to become more conscious starts with that and letting go of a few things in your life.

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How to Write a Professional Development Plan

Eat Your Career

This is the second article in a two-part series on the topic of Professional Development Plans. In the first part of this series, you learned that a professional development plan (or PDP) is a written document used to focus, evaluate and prioritize professional development goals and activities.

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10 habits of highly organised Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

The role of the Assistant these days is pretty diverse; one day you will be assisting one executive with personal tasks, the next you may be making business travel arrangements for a different person, managing a project, working on a big event or hiring a new Administrative team.

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The Number of Nonemployer Businesses Continues to Grow

Small Business Labs

According to the  U.S. Census, the number of   nonemployer businesses in 2017 increased to 25,701,671, up 3.6% from 2016.    Nonemployers are businesses that have an owner, but don't have paid traditional full or part-time employees (W2 employees).

2019 229

How Can Universal Basic Income Mitigate Fallout From Automation?

Dumb Little Man

In a 2018 poll, nearly half of Americans supported the idea of a Universal Basic Income program. What is Universal Basic Income, where did the idea come from, and what would it mean for our society as we know it today?

2019 240

How To Prepare Your Digital Business for Outages

Tips From T. Marie

I celebrated the July 4 th holiday by taking 4 days off from work. It was a hot few days here in southern Maine, and as usual, the hot weather broke with a round of strong storms rolling through on Saturday.

2019 149

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Positive Career Affirmation #20

Eat Your Career

I take my workplace promises seriously. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #20 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations attitude workplace promises

2019 144

Benefits of Handwriting: How Handwriting Can Boost Your Productivity

Dumb Little Man

In the world of laptops and mobile devices, it’s hard to imagine anyone using the good old handwriting technique. Most people consider it to be a charming skill, but the vast majority still finds it obsolete and impractical in the 21st century. But there is a lot more to penmanship than just writing.

2019 221

Five Questions to Ask Before Saying “I’m Done” (Writing Tips)

Office Dynamics

Suppose you’re writing a sensitive email, article, or letter—one that’s extremely important in your world. The message must be as clear and concise as possible. Ask these five questions and follow the examples to make changes that will immediately improve your prose.

2019 181

Technology to help motivate staff

Practically Perfect PA

An Executive once said to me “you are the glue that holds the department together, you create the culture.” ” She was so right, part of my role was to help motivate the department.

2019 165

Dear Employers: It's Time to Stop Treating Applicants Like Crap

On The Job

I was not surprised 10 years ago when many job applicants told me of their frustration when employers refused to even acknowledge their applications or let them know where they stood in the interview process.

2019 149

Easy Skin Care Tips Before Using A Bikini Trimmer

Dumb Little Man

Before you know it, the summers will arrive at your doorstep, beckoning you to book tickets for a sunny beach holiday. By the time you have everything sorted and are just about to pack your swimsuits for the beach, you will most surely be reminded of defuzzing yourself.

2019 203

My Boss is Leaving: How Can I best Help her Transition Out? – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers. We don’t always have an answer to each individuals problem but we know some of you might. Please read the question and comment below. Alice S.

2019 162

Growth plans for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Earlier this year I read a fantastic blog from Hallie Warner, chief of staff at Adam Hergenrother Companies on the who, what, when and how of growth plans. The blog details Hallie’s objectives for 2019 and how she goes about putting together her growth plan for the year.

2019 144

5 Ways to Return From Vacation and Not Be Totally Bummed

On The Job

I've been away from my office for about 10 days for a work conference and some vacation time. Over the years, I've interviewed many experts on how to return to work from time away without feeling completely overwhelmed and even a little depressed.

2019 130

6 Things to Do Before a Product Launch

Dumb Little Man

The best way to bring much-needed attention to your new product or service is by doing a product launch.

2019 199

5 Basic Stress Management Techniques

Simple Productivity Blog

Stress, either chronic or acute, can have major impacts on your productivity and happiness. Today we will look at 5 basic ways to manage your stress. The post 5 Basic Stress Management Techniques appeared first on Laura Earnest. Stress

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Episode 252: Getting Video Done with Owen Video


On today’s episode, I spent time with Owen Video. Owen creates livestream and YouTube strategies for brands including show concept, talent, and marketing strategy.

2019 72

70 Dialogue Writing Prompts

Daily Writing Tips

For some writers, dialogue comes naturally. They find it easy to “hear” their character’s voices and they have the knack of crafting dialogue that sounds natural without trying to replicate all the “ums” and “ers” of actual speech. For many writers, though, dialogue can be a struggle.

2019 95

How Managers Can Help Stressed Out Employees

Dumb Little Man

Stress management for employees is important as it allows them to give their best at work. A stressed-out employee will never be able to perform well. Therefore, managers should always aim to provide a relaxed environment for their employees to work in.

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Take Your Next Business Trip With These Insider Tips

Small Business CEO

Image source: boutiquehotelier. The one segment of the travel industry that has continued to show significant growth in recent years is Business Travel.

2019 81

What You Should Know About The Indie Bookstore Renaissance

Dumb Little Man

Indie bookstores have always been paradises for book lovers, offering a browsing experience unmatched by many other retailers. Just mind your way around the outdoor book carts on the way in and smell the old yellowing pages. You will know that you can’t find these things elsewhere or online.

2019 193

Unhappily Married – Is Divorce The Only Option?

Dumb Little Man

When you get married, it’s with the intention of staying together forever. In those first months or years, you are likely working together to build a life and, possibly a family. And for many that pathway continues on until-death-do-you-part.

2019 166

How WiFi6 Will Make Your Home (And Business) Better

Dumb Little Man

Do you remember the first time you got a WiFi connection in your home? The possibilities seemed endless, and suddenly they were. A whole new set of gadgets started to emerge, from connected doorbells to connected thermostats. There was an increase in connected gadgets per person, too.

2019 217

4 Reasons to Use Event Planning Software

Small Business CEO

Regardless of the size or type of business, you run, hosting events can be a very effective way to promote yourself. They enable you to reach out to potential customers. Or, if you prefer, connect with and reward those you already have. You can use events to grow your business in all sorts of ways.

2019 78

Business Basics: How You and Your Company can Avoid Litigation

Small Business CEO

Who doesn’t dream of running their own business and creating their empire from scratch? It’s exhilarating, exciting and incredibly rewarding – not to mention profitable! The journey from fledgling business to industry tycoon can be a rocky one, especially if you have a lawsuit on your hands.

2019 74

Reasons for Managers to Try Emotional Intelligence Training

Small Business CEO

While not a new concept by any means, it’s only in recent years that the idea of emotional intelligence has been taken seriously in the mainstream.

2019 72

4 Things That You Must Do Before Entering The US

Small Business CEO

If you are traveling to the US for business, then you must know that there are many things that you need to do before you enter the country. Every place has its laws and culture.

2019 71

How to Improve Your Blog Conversion Rate

Small Business CEO

There’s nothing more frustrating than seeing how good your blog posts are, how social media shares are on the rise, how traffic is growing steadily, but despite that, just a handful of people are taking action, subscribe to your email list or engage with your content.

2019 68

Why Neil Patel Thinks Your Business Needs More Customer Reviews

Small Business CEO

Do your customers post reviews of your company’s product line and overall service experience? How often? Where are they publishing these reviews? Are they generally positive? What are you doing to proactively maximize the exposure that these reviews get?

2019 66

How Much Capital Is Needed to Become a Day Trader

Small Business CEO

So you want to start day trading? You’ve invested in all the trading tools you need, and you’ve spent the time needed to learn how to analyze price movements as well as a few basic strategies that you can continue building on as you go.

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