November, 2020

How to Set Up Your Digital Productivity Space – Top 10 Tips

Dumb Little Man

When you work from home, it is important to set up your workstation properly to have the same convenient space that you would have at the office. But what about the digital space?

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Where do Assistants draw the line? Setting boundaries for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Where do you draw the line? Setting boundaries for Assistants Let's start with a question. Would you say that you are good at setting boundaries? Here is an even more important question - are you good at setting boundaries, and are you good at sticking to them? Assistants need to [.].

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The Power of Modern Business Etiquette (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “The Power of Business Etiquette.” ” Webinar Description: Etiquette may sound like an antiquated term, but it’s a concept that still very much applies in our modern business world.

30 Day Challenge Wrapup: Mental Health Boosting

Simple Productivity Blog

Given that I was extremely busy during November, it was good to have a pre-planned chart of challenges to follow. I used the one I found at Good Housekeeping. It was the first time I had used a pre-made list. The post 30 Day Challenge Wrapup: Mental Health Boosting appeared first on Laura Earnest.

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The One of a Kind Assistant Conference Experience

Office Dynamics

A Recap of Our First-Ever Virtual Conference for Administrative Assistants Our first-ever virtual conference for administrative assistants had so many monumental moments and nuggets of information.

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The Surge in New Small Business Applications

Small Business Labs

Applications to get a tax ID as part of starting a business jumped a dramatic 77% in Q3 from the prior quarter.    This was the largest increase ever in business applications - and there's nothing even close. As the U.S.

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Learn to Say No to Alternatives

Dumb Little Man

We all know about how a class of calligraphy became the ground of innovation for Steve Jobs , who introduced the ‘first computer with beautiful typography’ to humanity. Or, how while walking, Nikola Tesla got the breakthrough idea of a brushless AC motor.

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Secrets to Achieving Work/Life Harmony (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “Secrets to Achieving Work/Life Harmony.” ” Webinar Description: You have a “professional” life and a “personal” life, right? But ultimately, it’s all just life, isn’t it? So, how do you balance it all?

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Keep Your House Clean Without Marathon Sessions

Simple Productivity Blog

My mother was a stay-at-home mom. Her cleaning system wasn't going to work for me as a working mom. But the one system that seemed to work stopped working when we moved into a bigger space. Here's how I stopped doing marathon cleaning sessions and got it under control.

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Clear Signs You’re Ready to Start Your Own Business

Small Business CEO

There’s no mistaking that feeling of contempt as you log on or clock in for another days’ work. Another 8 or more hours of mental or physical labour and wondering if you’re destined for something else, something better than this….

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3 Things You Must Know for a Job Interview These Days

45 Things

When interviewing for a job these days, you need to be ready to tweak your responses so that you help an employer see how you'll not only be dependable and valuable once we all return to normalcy -- but also if you need to work remotely.

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Communicating with the Hard of Hearing (HOH) Does Not Have To Be Hard. Read These 7 Tips!

Dumb Little Man

Listening is demanding! You might not agree with this statement unless you are part of the 466 million people in the world who are hard of hearing. And the WHO expects this number to rise to 630 million by 2030, and over 900 million in 2050!

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How automation can help Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

How automation can help Assistants When you’re an Assistant and wearing lots of hats, juggling different tasks, clients and struggling with an overflowing to-do list it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Being organised is key, and using technology makes it much easier to keep on top of things.

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3 Services to Contract for Your Business

Jen Lawrence

One of the biggest mistakes a business owner can make is believing they can do it all. While entrepreneurs can (and often do) wear a lot of hats, there are great risks in believing and attempting to run your business by yourself.

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And The Holiday Season Is Upon Us

Simple Productivity Blog

I'm going about my normal life and WHAM! the holidays are right there. And that means I'm going to miss some sort of deadline. I have a fix. The post And The Holiday Season Is Upon Us appeared first on Laura Earnest. Organization Planning

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Words To Describe Disasters

Daily Writing Tips

The past few weeks have seen a surge of fevered rhetoric in the media. Here are a few examples: Senator Warns of a Republican Blood Bath. Lawmakers gloomy, back on defense after debate fiasco. Election Experts Warn of November Disaster. One Party] warns of chaos if [Other Party] wins.

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Tech Trends – How to be a Modern Entrepreneur

Small Business CEO

Modern Australian entrepreneurs are leveraging their online skills to connect with their audience. A storefront business can still bring many benefits to a company’s overall performance.

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DNA Testing for a Healthier Diet

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever felt frustrated by diets? Have you ever struggled with weight loss? Have you been discouraged by eating “healthy” food that made you feel bloated or have low energy? Most people have run into issues with their diet at some point.

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Artificial Intelligence: Will it help or hurt the Assistant Profession?

Practically Perfect PA

Artificial Intelligence: Will it help or hurt the Assistant Profession? I have been very aware of artificial intelligence, as a coming event into my business. In fact, we had a fascinating artificial intelligence client in New York City. And I was just blown away by the [.].

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Essential Systems for Entrepreneurs

Jen Lawrence

Whether you’re just getting started or you’ve been at it for a while, running a business can be overwhelming. There’s a lot to consider – legal concerns, tracking financials, and getting all the work done. In the beginning, we all start out doing the best we can.

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Podcast Episode 35: Enough, Tinkering and Routines

Simple Productivity Blog

In today's episodes, we look at: What is enough? Tinkering. Innovation vs. Standardization (routines). The post Podcast Episode 35: Enough, Tinkering and Routines appeared first on Laura Earnest. Podcast Productivity

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How To Remove Toxic People From Your Life

Brilliantly Better

If a person is really toxic for you, just leave. Get up, get your stuff (if you have any) and leave. That’s it. If, after careful analysis, after weeks, months, or years of attempts to make things right, to balance out the exchange, nothing happened, then walk away.

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Sticking to a Tight Budget When Starting a Digital Marketing Business

Small Business CEO

You’ll be undertaking something of a balancing act when creating your own business. Whether the funds involved are your own savings, you’ve been granted a bank loan or your capital comes from investors and shareholders, it’s up to you to make sure that a sensible amount goes to each vital area.

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How to Keep Your Struggling Remote Team Motivated

Dumb Little Man

There has been a surge in employees working from home ever since the outbreak, and work from home seems to be productive for many companies. But a good percentage of remote workers say that it is a challenge to stay motivated all the time. Source.

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Completing your Assistant performance review in 2020

Practically Perfect PA

Completing your Assistant performance review in 2020 It is that time of year again, performance review season. Accept the world has completely changed this year. Completing your Assistant performance review in 2020 is going to be different. Many of you are working from home juggling work and the challenges of [.].

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Uses of the -ing Participle

Daily Writing Tips

A reader has questions about the following type of sentence: “the education chief’s sudden resignation left him scrambling to find a replacement” This construction – “left her struggling to/has seen him battling…” is common.

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How To Manage Working From Home

Simple Productivity Blog

Working from home.many of us are doing it right now. Some are doing it better than others. So how can you make working from home successful?

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3 Inbox Labels You Need to Use

Jen Lawrence

Keeping our inboxes organized can be a bit of a nightmare. If you’re like me, your inbox is an extension of your task list, which makes everything a bit harder to keep straight.

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5 Ways to Promote Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

Owning a small business can be tough. You’re competing with big brands but with less money and resources. As a small business owner, you might find that you’re constantly struggling to make your presence known in the industry. Sometimes, it feels like you’re screaming into the void.

8 Quick Tips for Better Zoom Meetings

Dumb Little Man

It’s been months since the lockdown that pushed a majority of workers to work from home. Employees bid farewell to face-to-face meetings and sought refuge in virtual conferences to collaborate. Most of us have learned how to use zoom by now.

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TechCrunch's 5 Startup Trends for the 2020s

Small Business Labs

TechCrunch's 5 startup th eses that will transform the 2020s looks at 5 broad startup themes that will define the next decade.    These are: 1.    Wellness : TechCrunch defines wellness more broadly than most.    They say it encompasses building " humanistic societies with strong social fabrics that enliven, enrich, and build meaning for our lives …" More concrete is their view on the needs of our health system. 

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Five Linguistic Oddities in the Media

Daily Writing Tips

Here are five usages that caught my attention recently. aye and yea. Both aye [pronounced “I”] and yea [pronounced “yay”] mean “yes.” Archaic in Standard American English, they still exist in some English dialects and are retained in the formal language of voting.

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Why My Team Is Thriving At Work

Simple Productivity Blog

This has been a hell of a year. COVID has put a stress on most working people, if it left them employed at all. I've been working at home since March, and there is no sign of returning to the office. Yet our team is thriving. Someone recently asked me why I thought that was the case.

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Your Time Change Crash Course

Jen Lawrence

Daylight Saving is upon us once again – causing great confusion across the nation. Time change trips up even the most experienced world-traveler and international business professional.

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Putting Interest To Work for You Rather Than Against You

Small Business CEO

Many people are paying hundreds or thousands of dollars more than their original loan amounts because of interest. Unfortunately, many of those people accept interest as the cost of borrowing and using another person’s money.

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How To Dispose Face Masks in an Eco-Friendly Way

Dumb Little Man

We thought it couldn’t happen in our lifetimes, but it did. Since early 2020, the pandemic continues to rage throughout the world. The good news is that medical researchers have learned more about how the coronavirus works, and researchers are already working on effective vaccines and treatments.

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The Broader Impacts of Prop 22 Passing in a Landslide

Small Business Labs

Proposition 22, a California ballot measure calling for the exemption of rideshare and delivery drivers being classified as employees, passed by what could be called a landslide - 58% for vs. 41% against.    Prop 22 passing is a major win for Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and other app-based rideshare and delivery firms.    It means they won't have to reclassify their drivers as employees, which would have been required had the measure failed.

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