Sat.Aug 12, 2017 - Fri.Aug 18, 2017

5 Ways People Dislike Your Emails (And Possibly You)

Practically Perfect PA

An interesting bit of research came to my attention recently, courtesy of the BBC website.

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Tech Jobs Moving to the Midwest

Small Business Labs

companies have long moved work overseas to save money. But a long emerging trend of moving work to lower cost areas of the U.S. instead of overseas appears to be gaining steam.

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Trending Sources

Neglecting Self Care: The Biggest Mistake I Made (And How You Can Avoid It)

Dumb Little Man

Whether it’s lack of capital, economy or just a bad idea, each business has its own reasons for failing. And even though I’d agree that those reasons are common, there is another insidious reason that can cause a business to fail. It’s neglecting self-care.

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The Importance of a Positive Workplace Culture to Enable High Performance

Productivity Bits

The environment or culture within a workplace has a lot to do with how well or how bad the performance of the employees is. There are some qualities that must be present within a healthy work environment in order to perk up the progress and help the organization to evolve into something better. The person in charge within any organization, whether it’s big or small, is the leader who sets a standard for the rest of the people who work under them – notably, the employees.

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Is running your own VA business the new career progression for PAs?

Practically Perfect PA

The roles of Personal and Executive Assistants are changing. For many, that means increased responsibility and a role that’s evolved from the traditional one they first stepped into.

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How Personal and Business Credit Can Make or Break Your Business

Small Business CEO

“The Nav American Dream Gap Survey, 2015, revealed of small business owners surveyed, 45 percent did not know they have a business credit score, 72 percent did not know where to find information on their business credit score and 82 percent didn’t know how to interpret their score,” reports the U.S.

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Yes, Celebrity Dogs, Cats and Even Hedgehogs Have Agents

Small Business Labs

The Dog Agency is a talent management company focusing exclusively on animal influencers. By  By that we mean animals (mostly dogs and cats) with active online followers. 

Pictures and Pennies: How To Make Money From Photography?

Dumb Little Man

Imagine yourself on top of a mountain. As you look around, you see the world around you. You know that this is a particularly special moment and that this will not last forever because you’ll have to go down eventually. Is this the kind of experience you’ll want to relive over and over again in your living room? If yes, then you’re not alone. A lot of people bring out their cameras or phones to take home with them an experience that they’ll never forget.

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Top 10 Writing Apps for Android Smartphones

Daily Writing Tips

Today’s modern writer doesn’t always have time to sit down at his desktop and write. With more and more writers living the digital nomad style, there is a major demand for technology that can help. If you are an Android user, here are 13 writing apps that you should know about. App.

Business Strategies to Keep Up With the Times

Small Business CEO

Nobody ever said business was going to be easy. But, you decided to throw your hat in the ring anyway. And now that you have something that seems like a legitimate entity, it’s time to keep up with the latest developments in the business strategy world.

Tips and Tricks for Making Your Business Greener

Eco-Office Gals

Going green seems to be all the rage with businesses recently, with everyone from Coca-Cola to SC Johnson launching widely publicized environmental initiatives.

Preventing Blue Light-Related Health Problems

Dumb Little Man

Blue light is everywhere. In addition to radiating from the sun, blue light also emanates from those buzzing fluorescent lights in your office, from your computer screen, cell phone and television. No matter what time of the day it is or what you are doing these days, it seems that you are getting exposed to massive amounts of blue light. But, what’s the big deal? Blue is a pretty color, right? Sure, but that’s not the point. What Is Blue Light?

How to Test for Coordinate and Noncoordinate Adjectives

Daily Writing Tips

One of the ways adjectives can be categorized is to determine whether they are coordinate or noncoordinate adjectives. This distinction is important, because it dictates whether two or more consecutive adjectives are separated by punctuation.

5 Writing Jobs: Which One to Choose?

Small Business CEO

Once a caveman took a piece of coal and wrote vague symbols in the cave, the first writing job appeared. Nowadays, we don’t need a special guy to write all of the significant events, so the job of chronographer already jumped the shark. Instead, other jobs appeared.

Get That Job with Angela Copeland


On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast I welcome guest Angela Copeland. Angela is a career coach and CEO at her firm, Copeland Coaching. She is the host of the Copeland Coaching Podcast , columnist for the Career Corner newspaper column, and author of career book Breaking The Rules & Getting The Job. Angela’s personal career background gives her the breadth to help job seekers with a variety of different needs, including finding the right job, interviewing, and offer negotiation.

Career Versus Family: Do We Have to Choose?

Dumb Little Man

While women have always been scrutinized for choosing career over their families, today, the same can be said for men as well. This means that the social scales have tipped towards the middle. But, how can someone raise a family while nurturing a career? Here’s what you should consider when balancing work and family. Family status. The first question that anyone should ask themselves when considering a career over their family is what their current family status is like.

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Grammar Quiz #11: Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Constructions

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following sentences, a lack of punctuation creates a mistaken impression about the relationship of a modifying word or phrase to the idea it modifies. Insert punctuation so that the relationship is clear.

4 Ways Boost Your Service Business

Small Business CEO

Running a service business can be a challenge. Word of mouth is what most service providers rely on to bring in new customers, but with the right strategy, you can attract new business without having to rely on previous customers. Focus on Branding.

How to Make a Small In-Home Office Work for You

Productivity Bits

Working from home offers many benefits to those that simply don’t want to drag themselves to the office every day. For instance, you can create any type of office you want, maintain control over your schedule, and even be your own boss.

The Absurd Hero: An Inspiration In Overcoming Challenges

Dumb Little Man

Did you ever lose something that changed you completely? Something that obliterated your expectations, squashed your goals or undermined your existence? Did you ever run out of everything meaningful until you found yourself staring blankly into a void? This common yet unsettling experience is a disguised blessing that only a few people recognize as such. Why a blessing? Because it’s only when a slate is wiped clean that you can write on it.

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The Diversity of Over- and Under- Compounds

Daily Writing Tips

Becoming familiar (or more familiar) with words beginning with over – and under – must include taking into account that these compounds can be both literal and figurative (or only figurative but rarely only literal) and can serve as various parts of speech.

Make a Big Move: Choosing a Moving Company that Suits Your Needs

Small Business CEO

Moving, no matter how large or small the scale, can be a highly stressful time for everyone involved.

How to Keep Your Readers' Attention

Business Writing

Someone who was starting a new business asked me to review a marketing piece he had written. It was approximately 350 words long, yet not one of those words was you. Although it kept the writer's attention--after all, it was. Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

14 Ways To Protect Your Home When Going On A Vacation

Dumb Little Man

Whenever you have to leave for a trip or a vacation , you don’t want to be worrying about your home. To make sure nothing bad happens, below are 14 ways you can protect your home while you’re away. Put your kitchen in order. Before leaving, it’s a good idea to clean out the refrigerator. If anything is due to expire while you are gone, throw it out. Remember to empty trash cans, too. Put dry goods such as cereals, pasta, nuts and other foods in containers that are airtight, if possible.

2017 18

Why that Toxic A**Hole Gets to Keep His Job

On The Job

When you hear the word "toxic," are you filled with the warm fuzzies? Certainly not. When you hear the word, you think of poison. Maliciousness. But guess what?

7 Ways to Grow and Expand Your Business

Small Business CEO

Whether your business is struggling to grow or growing but not as quickly as you’d like, it may be time to invest in a new growth strategy.

Pet Boarding Video for Come Sit Stay in Parker Colorado

Andrea Kalli

It was fun creating a special video for a local Pet Boarding place – Come Sit Stay in Parker Colorado. They wanted to promote their special VIP boarding service. Designed and edited by [link] – Andrea Kalli – Video Design. Video Editing Services. Video Marketing.

10 Things At Home That Are Making You Unwittingly Sick

Dumb Little Man

Can your house make you sick? Being sick can derail our life for a short period and depending on what you do for a living, it can really have an impact on your livelihood. It is something we all want to avoid, yet there are many things in our environment that put us at the risk of falling ill. And some of those things are in our own homes. From dirty door knobs to silverware, a lot of the things we have at home have the potential to become breeding grounds for bacteria.

2017 18

Is Your Vocabulary Holding You Back?

On The Job

It doesn't matter if you work remotely, in an open office or on a assembly line.The way you speak can have a big impact on your career. Because a limited vocabulary may prompt you to stay quiet in meetings.

3 Tips to Make a Big Impact Even With a Small Conference

Small Business CEO

Planning a successful conference is a lot of work. A lot of conferences fail because not enough time and effort wasn’t put into the planning process to ensure the conference’s success.

How to Be Productive When You’re Sick and Tired


We can’t be running at 100 percent for 100 percent of the time. We need time to rest, recuperate, and recharge. There will be days when we feel under the weather (or worse). There will be days when we are wiped out from what the world has presented to us. We still have to show up, and, as Steven Pressfield says, “Do the work.”

Increase Sales Leads With These Best Marketing Strategies

Dumb Little Man

You’ve got big dreams for your business. Unfortunately, your budget is in the opposite direction. And if you think you’re alone in this dilemma- you’re not. The majority of small companies are chartering the same waters. However, this doesn’t mean that there’s no way out. It just means you need to be smart if you want to outwit your bigger competitors.

2017 18

The Right Broadband Can Make a Big Difference to a Small Business

Small Business CEO

It’s hard for any small business to operate without a reliable internet connection these days. From making yourself available to new potential clients to managing your existing clients through email, a broadband connection is undoubtedly essential in today’s business world.

The Importance of Customer Loyalty to Grow Your Company

Small Business CEO

Having customer loyalty is key to running an efficient company. The last thing you want is bad word of mouth or bad reviews. That’s why it is so important to let your customers leave with a smile.