October, 2017

Number of Minority Owned U.S. Small Businesses Growing Rapidly

Small Business Labs

According to research from The Business Journals SMB Insights group the number of minority owned small businesses in the U.S. is growing much faster than overall small business growth rate. As their chart below shows, between 2007 and 2017 the number minority owned SMBs have grown by 79% reaching 11.1

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A sneaky peek at the Future Assistant programme

Practically Perfect PA

As you guys can imagine with two weeks to go to the Virtual Summit I am literally up to my head in videos, online event technology, marketing and social media. I’m not going to lie, it is pretty intense BUT, it is going to be so awesome!

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4 Ways to Avoid Working With Jerks

On The Job

The good news is that as the job market improves, more workers are able to leave jobs -- or bosses -- that make them miserable. The bad news is that some are taking jobs that are going to make them just as miserable in a very short amount of time.

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How to Improve Your Presentation Skills

Office Dynamics

As you climb the corporate ladder, delivering a business presentation becomes one of the most important skills that you need to learn. A business presentation has to be informative, engaging, influencing, and entertaining at the same time. If one of these four key objectives are not covered well, the effectiveness of the presentation falls down immediately.

How Your Personal Financial Decisions Could Affect Your Business

Small Business CEO

Life is rough all on its own. When you add money too it, sometimes it can be too much. However, as a business owner, you must learn how to balance your own finances before you can create success in the finances of your business.

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Vocal Habits That Like, Hurt, Like, Your Career

On The Job

Vocal fry. Upspeak. Like, you know, those things are so, like, annoying? In recent comments about whether or not "vocal fry" hurts women in the workplace, readers weighed in on the story and said that yes, it does drive them crazy. (If

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Top 11 Writing Apps for iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Daily Writing Tips

Finding the best writing apps for iOS can be challenging. Arguably the best word processor in existence, Microsoft Word, was designed with Windows in mind.

The Rise of Social Leadership

Small Business CEO

Social media is becoming a key leadership skill. Social media represents a real opportunity for leaders – a place where they can engage with employees, customers and peers alike. To create a personal brand, keep up to date and to lead with transparency and authenticity.

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15 Tips On How To Live A Fulfilling Life

Dumb Little Man

You despise yourself because of your imperfections. You loathed your skin color, your monolid eyes, your body shape—almost everything about you. That’s why you try really hard to get rid of them. However, although a lot of people are already appreciating you, you still can’t be happy. It’s because you don’t know your real flaws, the flaws that you have within you. They are those things that make you feel like you don’t belong in your own body.

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Multi-Level Marketing and the Need for Highly Flexible Jobs and Supplemental Income

Small Business Labs

Despite a very robust jobs market, the need for highly flexible part-time jobs and supplemental income continues to grow. An example of this is the continued growth of the multi-level marketing industry. According to their trade association, the Direct Sellers Industry Association (DSA), 5.3

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Tech of the week: WeTransfer

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Technology of the week : WeTransfer. Here are all the details…. What is WeTransfer? WeTransfer is a really simple website that allows the user to send big files to other people. What does it do? The website really is simple.

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Tips for Being Happier at Work

On The Job

Are you happy with your job? There have been times I've loved my job, but didn't like the company where I worked. Or I liked the job, but thought my boss was a lunatic.

3 Sentences That Require a Tense Shift

Daily Writing Tips

Many writers seem to assume that all verbs in a sentence must be in the same tense, but the tense for each verb should be appropriate to the context. Here are three examples of sentences in which a statement about a past event should reflect a continuous state.

3 Ways To Make Your Business Meetings More Productive

Small Business CEO

The last things anyone wants is to leave a meeting feeling like they haven’t accomplished anything. Or worse, feeling like they’ve taken a step backward or are more confused than ever.

4 Types Of Stress At Work And How To Deal With Them

Dumb Little Man

“More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart. Work is meaningful and essential. Work is a part of life. It’s utilizing our talents in order to get something in return. It is a give-and-take process that benefits both parties for the betterment of society. Through work, you get to feed yourself and your family, pay the bills and get to buy your wants and needs.

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Silicon Republic's Future of Work Series and Being Human

Small Business Labs

Silicon Republic's Future of Work Week has an interesting set of articles on this topic. It covers pretty much all the standard future of work topics like AI, digital transformation, the changing nature of careers, etc. 

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10 tips to tidy up your inbox

Practically Perfect PA

So it goes without saying that you get tons of emails, oh and your Executive probably gets tons of emails too! These days, we are all swimming in the sea of digital communications and most of us are drowning!

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Love Your Office Space Series: Just Add Personality

Tips From T. Marie

You spend a lot of time in your office. It could be a corner of your living room, a dedicated room in your home or even a small, rented space. No matter where your office is, a key to making work enjoyable (and productive) is creating an office space that you love. Over the next. Read more. Business Tips The Home Office

How to Treat Complex Phrasal Adjectives

Daily Writing Tips

Numerous DailyWritingTips.com posts have addressed hyphenation of phrasal adjectives such as “long range” when they precede a noun, as in “long-range missile.” But what about when the phrasal adjective includes more than two words?

How to Get More Out of Professional Development Training: [PART 2] Retaining Information

Eat Your Career

This is part two of a three-part series where I’m covering the following topics: Part 1: Getting Leadership Approval. Part 2: Retaining Information. Part 3: Leveraging Learning.

Top Destinations In Europe for a Long Weekend on a Budget

Dumb Little Man

Romantic break for two? Long weekend with the guys? Europe offers so many different and interesting destinations. Whether you want to embrace your inner foodie in France, run with the bulls in Spain or traverse Italian city canals, there is something for everyone in Europe. For those on a budget, long weekend trips can mean exciting experiences. You can get away for a few days, explore a new destination, and save more money than you would if you go on a longer holiday.

Global Retail Giant Ikea Acquiring Task Rabbit

Small Business Labs

Retail giant Ikea announced last week it was acquiring one of the original and best known gig economy companies, TaskRabbit. TaskRabbit is an online talent marketplace that links freelance workers with a wide range of jobs. About 60,000 independent workers - called Taskers - use the TaskRabbit platform and do everything from handymen chores to cooking to yes, assembling Ikea furniture. For Ikea, TaskRabbit provides a way to add services to their portfolio.

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Is shorthand still a relevant skill for a minute taker?

Practically Perfect PA

There are many methods a minute taker can use to take minutes e.g. Recording devices , laptop, iPad, and just plain writing. Those people who write the minutes probably use their own version of shorthand (tips on how to do this are covered in this post ), text language or EasyScript.

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Why Reflection is Critical to Your Personal Productivity

Productivityist

I have a question for you: When was the last time you looked back at what already happened today instead of looking forward to tomorrow? Most of us tend to look ahead because that’s the direction we’re moving.

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How to Refer to Monetary Amounts

Daily Writing Tips

How should references to amounts of money be styled? The key to answering that question is context. Casual, isolated references, as well as approximations, are generally spelled out, as in the examples below: “I’m just putting in my two cents’ worth.”.

Security Matters: Keeping Control of Your Site

Small Business CEO

Cyber attacks have now become a fact of life, and are now something that each and every one of us has to guard against. It’s no good thinking that criminals will only attack the ‘big boys’ – far from it. In fact, smaller businesses are seen as softer targets with weaker defenses to penetrate.

6 Best Tactics to Improve Your Self-Control

Dumb Little Man

How do you improve your self-control? For most of us, this is a work in progress. Self-control, at its most basic, is the ability to control our emotions and actions. Having the ability to do this effectively has been tied to being successful in all areas of life. It allows us to achieve goals and accomplish tasks that may seem daunting or even impossible. For example, self-control in the financial arena can help you make wise buying or investing decisions.

What are Gene Editing and CRISPR?

Small Business Labs

Crispr is a breakthrough in genetic engineering that has given humans more power than ever to change nature. The name, Crispr, is an acronym for "clustered regularly Interspaced short palindromic repeats" And no, you don't need to know or remember this.

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Think You’re An Honest Person? Think Again!

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve been doing this personal branding thing for a long time now. For nine years I’ve been digging into people’s brains to find out what makes them tick and therefore what’s important to their brand.

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The Art of Taking Action with Gregg Krech

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast, I welcome Gregg Krech to the program. Gregg is one of the leading experts on Japanese Psychology in the U.S. He is the author of 5 books including The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology, which has become an Amazon best seller and offer practical strategies for integrating ideas from Eastern philosophy with contemporary Western living.

Political Terms Dominate New Dictionary Entries

Daily Writing Tips

Dictionary.com’s newest set of entries to its lexicon, and some revised definitions for existing terms, reflect the politically themed discourse that has dominated the media over the past year. This post shares and defines some of those terms.

5 Money Saving Ideas Businesses Can Use To Attract New Users

Small Business CEO

Are you a businessman? Then your first and foremost objective should be to attract a huge number of customers and earn a massive profit. Right? But, for doing that if you end up spending a lot then is this worth it? Absolutely, NOT!!

Why Having A Website Is Important For Freelancers

Dumb Little Man

In this day and time, it is often unthinkable for businesses and professionals to not have some sort of online presence. With over 3 billion people being connected on the web according to Google, it is essential to be visible to as many people as possible. Even for freelancers and entrepreneurs, cultivating your digital presence on all fronts is very important! Here are 5 reasons why you need to build your own website. Personal branding.

What is an Initial Coin Offering and is it a Good Way to Raise Money?

Small Business Labs

Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) are so hot, even Paris Hilton is investing in them.    She's not the only one. Startups have raised about $2.2 billion through ICOs so far this year, according to Coinschedule.com. An initial coin offering is a new way of raising money.

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