March, 2017

Trending Sources

More Industries Moving to the On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

  Uber, Lyft and ridesharing services are often cited as examples. But Amazon is in many ways a better example. on-demand economy

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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 have you learned from years in the workplace that you aren’t sharing?

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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 am ready to start working.

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How to Be Assertive, Not Pushy

Business Writing

If you write to customers, clients, employees, or almost anyone on the job, you have times when you need to assert yourself.

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If You're Burned Out You're Not Alone

On The Job

Worker burnout is getting worse. In the last decade, I bet I've written some version of this sentence a dozen times or more. Less productive workers.

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More Trending

Creating Powerful Presentations

Practically Perfect PA

At some point in an assistant’s career they will be asked to put together a slide deck for their Executive. This is the first question to ask. Slides.

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Structure Your Business With Kanban

Small Business CEO

Starting a new business? Want to increase your chances for success? purchasing. product, service, and software development. client servicing.

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7 Types of Punctuation Errors

Daily Writing Tips

Each of the following sentences below demonstrates a specific type of error involving internal punctuation, usually involving a problem with a comma.

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4 Things Highly Successful People Do Differently

Dumb Little Man

If you are genuinely happy with your life and your career, it’s easy to consider yourself successful. Keep A Routine. Continuously learning.

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How Trumpcare Will Impact Self-Employment

Small Business Labs

Trumpcare). Self-employed who are older or have lower incomes will likely be worse off. This makes sense from an insurance perspective.

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Developing Your “Wow” Factor

Office Dynamics

Some assistants have it. Some assistants don’t. What is it, you ask? That intangible, invaluable “wow” factor. Here’s the good news: It’s a learnable trait! Anyone can develop their own unique wow factor. It has nothing to do with your title or pay grade; it’s about who you are as a professional. These assistants know how to command a room.

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Technology of the week: Any.do

Practically Perfect PA

What is Any.do? Any.do is a productivity app that helps organise every aspect of your life. What does it do? Here are a few more details from the Any.do

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5 Ways to Enhance Your Professional Online Image

On The Job

Unless you want a reality TV spot, don’t do it,” she says. Not sure what to post? You want to post stuff that your grandma can see,” Stradtman says.

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How To Hire Help For Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

So, you started your own small business and now you feel like you can’t do everything on your own.

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Importance Of Soft Skills: Why Grades Aren’t Enough

Dumb Little Man

When you were in grade school, you probably experienced getting threatened with your permanent record. Unfortunately, this isn’t really the case.

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The Multstage Life and Self-Employment in the On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

  The chart below, from her MIT Sloan Review article The Corporate Implications of Longer Lives , illustrates this shift. 

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Spotting Dangerous Habits in the Workplace Before Accidents Happen

Office Dynamics

Good housekeeping isn’t just for your home. It is a practice that should be implemented in the workplace as well. There are a series of things you can do as a managing professional to ensure that your workplace is safe and free of dangerous habits. Deter Dangerous Behavior With Surveillance Cameras. We all like to think that our workplaces are safe.

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A review of the Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

Last Friday we held our third Assist Conference at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London. We will show you the areas that you can add value.

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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. How are Old Mobile Phones Treated?

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3 Cases Where One Word Makes a Difference

Daily Writing Tips

Often, the presence or absence of one word, or its location, can change the meaning of a sentence, or at the least affect the statement’s clarity.

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Is My Cat Going To Drive Me Crazy?

Dumb Little Man

Studies have previously suggested a link between cat ownership and the development of neurological diseases such as schizophrenia. However, a new study published in Psychological Medicine by Francesca Solmi and colleagues at University College London failed to find such a link. Why would researchers suspect such a link in the first place?

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Automation Helping the Self-Employed With Their Taxes - And Making Them More Productive

Small Business Labs

There's been a lot of discussion about automation and technology replacing jobs.   It's an automated tool called  ExpenseFinder. It

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Don’t Be a Dragon to Yourself (Part 3 of 3)

Office Dynamics

If you read the past two blogs, you will know that I have been talking about office dragons. I have already written about managers as perceived dragons and co-workers. Today, I am talking about the third and most dangerous species: ourselves!! You can do more harm to yourself with negative thinking than any outside dragon. Don’t focus on the job.

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Technology of the week: iTranslate

Practically Perfect PA

What is iTranslate. What does it do? No training needed. The app can also be used offline to save on any roaming charges.

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Don't be Afraid to Question the Data

On The Job

Yet data can be an inexact science. Data also can lead to teams not relying on their own knowledge and experience to come up with the best solutions.

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Valleys and Gullies

Daily Writing Tips

A variety of words serve to describe geographical features characterized by low-lying terrain between higher elevations of land. Vocabulary

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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. Understand your Value.

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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.  It's a pretty simple game. trends

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Fighting Co-Worker Dragons (2 of 3 part series)

Office Dynamics

Image Designed by Freepik. Hopefully, you read part 1, Fighting Manager Dragons , where I introduced and explained the topic of office dragons. In case you did not open that issue, you may want to check it out as I discussed employees’ perceptions of manager dragons and tips to success. Today, I want to address co-worker dragons. Complain.

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Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier

Practically Perfect PA

Instead, we are going to share what we learned over the next few OpenMeet blogs, so stay tuned! What does a good event supplier do?

The True Cost of an Arrogant Boss

On The Job

Do you have a boss who discredits the ideas of others while claiming to have superior ideas? Does your boss reject feedback?

2017 21

Stop Putting So Much Stuff On Your To-Do List

Productivityist

This guest post is by Camilla Kragius. Camilla is the founder of No More Hamster Wheel. She loves to teach people how to work smarter instead of harder, to start living and to excel their life. You can connect with her on Facebook. When you use a to-do list, you know the feeling you get when you are unable to complete all of the items on it.

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Why Criticizing Others Won’t Get Them to Change … and What Will!

Dumb Little Man

When someone in your life behaves in a way that is off-putting or upsetting to you — maybe they cross one of your boundaries, or perhaps they just do something that is not cool with you, maybe even repeatedly, and you finally get fed up with it — how do you handle the situation? You want them to change, right? But does it actually work?

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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.

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