February, 2018

Study Finds U.S. Has 27 Million Square Feet of Coworking Space

Small Business Labs

Yardi Matrix , a provider of real estate industry data and research, has released an interesting coworking study.    They've also written an article - Shared Space: Coworking's Rising Star - summarizing their results. 

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Job Fairs May Suck -- But You Can Use Them to Your Advantage

On The Job

On college campuses around the country, job fairs are popping up like groundhogs looking for a place to wait out the winter. Companies load up their banners and swag (A free pen! A free stress reduction ball!) and stake out a table. Then, the college students -- wearing nice clothes that make them squirm -- start the trek from table to table to table, ready to hand out their resumes. The only problem is that sometimes recruiters shake them off. "No," No," they say. "We We don't need your resume.

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The Future Assistant Conference: What went down?

Practically Perfect PA

I have just arrived back in Barcelona after a pretty roller coaster week in the UK, which included running the two day Future Assistant Conference in Camden and an overnight stay at the Royal London Hospital with my one year old. He is fine, me not so much!

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Creating a Brand Story – Part 2

Office Dynamics

By Anel Martin. You know that awkward moment in the interview when they ask you about your areas of excellence, or that moment you need to introduce yourself to someone new at a business networking event ( and your response sounds a bit rehearsed ) or you run into the CEO in the elevator and they want to know who you are and what you do at the company. If you have ever felt vulnerable or embarrassed in these situations you need a Brand Story and Part Two of this series is just for you!

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How to Fall in Love with Work Again

Eat Your Career

February is the month of love, so in honor of St. Valentine, let’s talk about love at work. No, I’m not referring to workplace romances. That’s not my area of expertise. But, if you’re looking for my advice on the topic—DON’T DO IT. I’m actually more interested in talking about love FOR work.

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More Trending

Come meet your tribe

Practically Perfect PA

One of the main reasons to attend any conference is to network. But not every conference offers the same networking opportunities.

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A Quick Marketing Guide On How to Utilize Visual Content On Social Media

Dumb Little Man

Fact: People’s attention span is shorter than that of a goldfish. We lose concentration in about 8 seconds and this is probably an effect of the mobile age and our digitalized lifestyle. Because of this, it’s critical that you know how to promote your business using visual content on social media. Blogs and posts with images are up to 95% more likely to be viewed than those without.

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My Three Words for 2018 (and a Single Resolution)

Productivityist

There are several reasons why this post nearly didn’t get written. First, I don’t usually make resolutions to start off the year. Second, I don’t begin my year in January.

2018 17

Words for Names of People

Daily Writing Tips

Words that include the element nym , and some that include nom , pertain to names and naming. Such terms as anonymous (literally, “without a name”) and pseudonym (“false name”) are ubiquitous, but most others in this class are more or less obscure.

Why Startups Fail

Small Business Labs

The Top 20 Reasons Startups Fail from CB Insights is based on their postmortem review of 101 failed startups. Their infographic below lists the 20 reasons. Their research brief goes into detail on each reason. 

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The Business Blog Is Not Dead; Resurrect or Start Your Business Blog

Tips From T. Marie

Blog marketing. Blogging for Business. A few years ago every so-called business guru was pushing the business blog. Then video blogging (vlogging), Facebook Live, Snapchat and Insta-Stories arrived on the scene and the death sentence was given to blogging. But is it really dead? More importantly, what about marketing with a blog? Is business blogging. Read more.

What to Know Before Subcontracting Your Project to a Freelancer

Small Business CEO

Subcontracting is a lucrative opportunity to scale your business up without incurring the overheads associated with it. A freelancer who executes all projects by herself may only be able to take on fifty or sixty hours of work each week.

2018 10

4 Important Things To Consider When Changing Jobs

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever been so burnt out at work and sick of all the corporate politics that you are thinking of quitting your job? Or maybe you are only working hard enough to get a paycheck and make it to the weekend? Week after week. Month after month. Year after year. You meant well when you first accepted the career position. Now, you’re no longer sure if you’re feeling the same way. And you’re not alone. Some statistics say up to 85% of people hate their jobs.

2018 15

How to Refer Readers to a Map

Business Writing

I got an email yesterday from the organizers of a literary festival I'm going to attend. It shared reminders about parking and registration. I knew where to park, but I needed to know where registration was. So I went directly. Global Communication Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

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3 Examples of Dangling Modifiers

Daily Writing Tips

Declining Corporate Longevity

Small Business Labs

Innosight, an innovation consulting firm, recently released their  2018 Corporate Longevity Forecast: Creative Destruction is Accelerating.   This report forecasts continuing corporate turbulence and a reduction in the amount of time firms spend on the S&P 500 index.

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Technology of the week: Focus Keeper

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Technology of the week: Focus Keeper. Here are all the details… What is Focus Keeper? Focus Keeper is a free app that helps you keep your productivity high while helping you avoid burnout. What does it do?

Adopt These 4 Tactics to Diversify Your Content Marketing Strategy

Small Business CEO

Content marketing has never been as simple as writing a blog post and walking away. This rings true whether you’re content marketing for leads, SEO or a combination of both. A strong content strategy is a diverse one, plain and simple.

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How to Rest Well: 7 Things You Shouldn’t Do When You’re Tired

Dumb Little Man

When you’re exhausted, your brain becomes slower and your body becomes less productive. Forcing yourself to work when you’re in such state can only spell trouble for your health. Unfortunately, since most of us have tons of things to do, we often overlook the importance of getting proper rest and sleep. We force our eyes to remain open so that we can complete our tasks. We ignore our body’s signal to take a break just so we can accomplish our to-do lists.

2018 13

"They" Pulls Ahead in the Language Game

Business Writing

Our six-year-old neighbor brought his Pokémon card game over for a playdate the other night. As our daughter read aloud the instructions on a card, the grammar caught my attention. Do you notice it too? Your opponent puts a card. Etiquette Grammar and Usage

An Assortment of 30 Synonyms for “Assortment,” “Mixture,” or “Variety”

Daily Writing Tips

This post lists thirty words to employ as alternatives for assortment , mixture , and variety , accompanied by brief definitions.

Dog Walking Company Wag Raises $300 Million

Small Business Labs

Wag calls itself the "#1 dog walking and dog sitting app for busy dog owners"   And backing this claim up is their recent $300 million funding round. 

Can Businesses Leverage Blockchain to Sell Excess Green Energy?

Eco-Office Gals

Cryptocurrencies are incredibly popular right now, and for good reason. But they are only possible through a technology called Blockchain, which is essentially a digital ledger.

Virtual Office vs. Co-working Space: Which One is For You?

Small Business CEO

Answering the question in the title is like comparing a cherry to an avocado. While both belong to the same family, they’re very different and appeal to varying taste buds! Virtual offices and coworking spaces often get lumped together and confused for being essentially the same concepts.

How To Clear Your Thoughts And Why Do It

Dumb Little Man

Our thoughts are helpful. We need them to make sense of the information around us and to take action. I used to believe this wholeheartedly, but is it really true? Is the stream of words in our heads really necessary? As far as we know, animals don’t talk to themselves and they seem to manage. Some of our actions are prompted by our thoughts but most of them are the results of outside stimuli and our feelings. Your Mind in Action.

2018 10

3 Ways to Give Immediate Feedback That Won't Make Someone Hate You

On The Job

There's a big push these days for in-the-moment feedback. This means that instead of a boss offering a critique of a worker's performance once a year, he or she will offer an immediate assessment after a worker takes action or completes a task.

Words Drawn from “Trahere”

Daily Writing Tips

The Latin verb trahere is the source of an assortment of words pertaining to drawing or to drawing or pulling out. This post lists and defines the English descendant tract and terms formed from that root word; a follow-up post will discuss trahere ’s disguised offspring.

Quantum Computing Getting Closer

Small Business Labs

Intel recently announced they've developed a quantum computer chip. There's also been a number of other recent quantum computing breakthroughs and companies like Google, IBM, Microsoft and others are investing heavily in the space. So are the Chinese.

Assistants are their organisation’s influencers

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few weeks I have spent quite a bit of time reviewing my social media strategy for 2018 which basically means I’ve been reading a lot about how to be an influencer on all the different platforms.

Continuous Learning: Are There Any Benefits to Online Education?

Small Business CEO

Continuous learning should the the mantra for every CEO. With the convenience offered by the Internet, CEOs can no longer make any excuses not to expand their skills and skill-sets.

Top Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs You Need to Know Now

Dumb Little Man

These days, it seems like everyone is starting their own business. But why do some startups seem to succeed while others fail embarrassingly? While there is no “right” way to start a business, experts can agree on a handful of best practices. The glamour of running a startup is really only skin deep. In a world where entrepreneurs are rock stars and Silicon Valley is their Hollywood, they really do make it look easy.

The One Thing That May Lead to Better Hires

On The Job

I spend a lot of time talking to business experts and leaders and the one thing I know for sure: No one knows for sure what the future will bring.

Vocabulary Quiz #14: Commonly Confused Words

Daily Writing Tips

In each sentence, choose the correct word from the pair of similar terms. (If If both words possibly can be correct, choose the more plausible one.). Sallie’s parents criticized her constantly as a child; as a result, she has difficulty accepting a. a) compliment. b) complement.

Despite a Strong Job Market, 3 in 10 Brits Planning to Become Self-Employed

Small Business Labs

According to a study from the U.K.'s 's Aldemore Bank , nearly three in 10 British workers (29%) plan to become self-employed. This despite the UK having a very robust traditional job market, with the unemployment rate at a decades low of 4.3%.