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Results of the 2014 Solopreneur Survey: Quality of Life is Up, Expectations are Up, Facebook is Down

The Solopreneur Life

Those are among the key findings in The Solopreneur Life 2014 End-of-Year Survey. The survey attracted 308 responses. said it got worse.

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Are You an Effective Job Search Networker?

Job Advice Blog

Loads of people network during their job search, but very few are effective at such networking. Certainly, some are better at it than others, but in general, the majority of people not only dislike networking but also are simply not good at it. Based on a survey they conducted, Ivan R. Misner, Ph.D., and Don [.].

A business case outline for an internal PA network

Practically Perfect PA

Some potential ideas for a network are: Create a dedicated electronic forum in order to share best practice and information.

Survey: Solopreneurs Optimistic About 2011

The Solopreneur Life

Those are among the findings in The Solopreneur Life 2010 End-of-Year Survey. The anonymous survey was conducted using Survey Monkey, consisted of 25 questions, and was taken from December 12 through December 21. Respondents were able to complete the survey only once. receive the survey results free by clicking here.

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For Freelancers, It's All About Networks

Small Business Labs

It shows how freelancers turn to their network to find work, collaborate on projects, meet new people and stay on top of their industry.

Please Take Green America's Survey on Small Business Sustainability

Small Business Labs

  They are conducting a national survey of small business owners to help them develop programs and incentives to help small businesses save money grow while increasing their sustainability.    This survey is part of a broader, Green America project project to identify and quantify “green” opportunities for small business. 

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How to Develop Your Inner Circle, a Webinar Replay with Peggy Vasquez

Office Dynamics

Hint: It’s not just about “networking” for a new job! Almost every successful person freely admits that success is not a one-person job.

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Are You Making These Social Media Mistakes

Office Dynamics

View an infographic of the survey findings about social media mistakes. The Nonchalant Networker takes a lackadaisical approach to social media.

How to Benefit from the Positive Job Market Outlook

Job Advice Blog

Based on a recent survey by economists, the job market outlook is projecting steady growth in employment. Interview Skills by Alex Freund interview Job Search Networking StrategiesRecruiting consultant CareerXroads reports that new companies find 28 percent of their hires via referrals. And career Web sites, about 10 percent.

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The Industry Snapshot: The influence of Personal Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

However, following our recent Industry Snapshot survey, we have a lot of interesting data that shows us the areas in which you have the most influence.

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Coworking Spaces are Human Spaces

Small Business Labs

Last week the results from the spring coworking space member survey were released at the Global Coworking Conference Unconference (GCUC). Emergent They are places where members work, network, learn and socialize together.  The key results from the survey illustrate this. To be honest, this surprised us a bit.

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Please Take "The Organizational Use of Video Storytelling" Survey

Small Business Labs

   As part of this research, SNCR is doing a survey on this topic.   Click Here to Take the Survey.

Are You an Effective Job Search Networker?

Job Advice Blog

Loads of people network during their job search, but very few are effective at such networking. Certainly, some are better at it than others, but in general, the majority of people not only dislike networking but also are simply not good at it. Based on a survey they conducted, Ivan R. Misner, Ph.D., and Don [.].

27% of Small Businesses Using Facebook

Small Business Labs

  You may wonder why this survey shows lower social media usage than other surveys?  small business sector. 

Man vs. Woman

Practically Perfect PA

I was at lunch with a fellow EA a few weeks ago and as usual we were discussing our jobs and having a bit of a grumble about our work.

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Coworking, Weak Ties and Business Networks

Small Business Labs

Deskmag's  Coworking Powers Weak Tie Business Networks is a guest article authored by us. It covers research we've recently conducted showing that coworking membership enhances weak tie business networks. They also conduct the annual Global Coworking Survey and other research on coworking and the future of work.

LinkedIn on the Power of Weak Ties - Implications for Coworking & Freelancers

Small Business Labs

There are several reasons weak tie networks are so important. Maybe we should change this to It's Really All About Networks

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Coworking, Independent Work and Happiness

Small Business Labs

Coworking brings an enhanced social experience, networking and opportunities to learn new skills - as well as a good place to work.

2015 71

Deck the Halls… Organising your Office Christmas Party

Practically Perfect PA

To counteract this I sent out a really quick email survey asking the team what they wanted to do and how much they were willing to pay etc. Dressed as an elf for the office Xmas party. I can not believe how quickly Christmas has come around again this year! Christmas parties for a… Sociable team. Follow me on twitter: @PracticalPA.

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Serviced Apartments – pros and cons

Practically Perfect PA

I conducted a short project, where I surveyed all of the consultants to find out what they needed from their accommodation. A few years ago I was working for a company that employed a large number of consultants, all of whom stayed in London during the week while the business footed the bill. Here are a few… Positives.

New Research on Hard Benefits of Online Customer Communities


Strategy and Business Magazine have just published an article which suggests the answer is "YES". Virtual Communities

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HBR on Freelancers and Word of Mouth

Small Business Labs

It also shows the importance of networks in finding work. The chart below describing this data is from the HBR article.

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Does Social Media Work for Sales and Marketing?

Small Business Labs

Gallup has caused quite a stir with a survey showing that social media has little to no impact on the purchasing decisions of most consumers.

The big PA questions

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve put together a very quick survey (it is literally one question!) I’ve been thinking about the industry a lot recently.

2016 71

Sources of Contingent Talent Shifting

Small Business Labs

The Ardent Partners chart below from the article shows survey data on this shift. Online labor marketplaces. Crowdsourcing.

2015 52

Using On-Demand Economy Platforms to Start and Build Businesses

Small Business Labs

A good example is Victor Sandifer, Lyft driver and small business owner of Run the World Clothing. It also provides him with schedule flexibility.

2017 52

The Industry Snapshot: The Office of the Future

Practically Perfect PA

Thanks again to everyone who completed the Practically Perfect PA Industry Snapshot survey. We also have live chat with our IT support desk.

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Why Your Employer Wants You to Be Healthy

On The Job

A survey by AtTask finds that 37% of workers say interruptions lead to "work hell." • We work too much. Consider: • Interruptions ruin our day.

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Tech Choices for the On-the-Road Office

Office Dynamics

mobile networks have responded to the clarion call, so to speak, for fast and responsive mobile technology. employees work outside office hours.

2015 85

The Attributes of Successful Freelancers

Small Business Labs

Earlier this year we surveyed 547 successful independent workers (independent consultants, contractors, freelancers, etc.)

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Can’t get much customer satisfaction with Facebook

Service Untitled

Bank of America tanks for lender customer satisfaction According to the 2010 US Primary Mortgage Origination Satisfaction Survey.

Learning From Large Corporation CEOs

Small Business Labs

  The goal of the survey is to understand the issues of greatest important to the people running the world's largest corporations. 

What can assistants expect in 2015?

Practically Perfect PA

Assistant networking and events. Last year saw a variety of networking events and conferences for assistants. Technology. Travel.

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State of Small Business Tweet Chat on Wednesday

Small Business Labs

  I will be participating in a Tweet Chat discussing the survey results this wednesday (September 15th) from 1:00pm to 2:30pm ET. 

Why I’m thankful for my assistant career

Practically Perfect PA

Networking with other assistants. In the recent Practically Perfect PA survey I asked readers what they most enjoyed about the role.

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Over Half of Baby Boomers Plan to Work Past Traditional Retirement Age

Small Business Labs

  The survey covers generational attitudes in the workplace and looks at Baby Boomers, Gen X and Gen Y. Your comment could not be posted.

New Deloitte Collaboration Study laments meetings & distractions costs


The survey suggests that 46% of a typical work day is spent interacting with others (compared to 39% doing individual work). billion per annum.

How to Live the Freelance Life

Small Business Labs

The role networks and cross freelancer collaboration is both large and growing.  The results of this survey echo and confirm this.

Wisconsin, Illinois Companies Feeling the Recovery

Small Business Labs

  They recently surveyed  400 local companies in these two states.  Kudos to QPS for their survey work. 

CEOs Believe Technology is Rising in Importance

Small Business Labs

  But following up on yesterday's post on IBM's global CEO survey , I wanted to highlight one of their charts.