2020

How To Choose The Right Apartment Insurance Policy

Dumb Little Man

Apartment insurance is not exactly something a lot of people enjoy talking about but it is actually something which is very important and is often ignored. Apartment insurance, also known as renters insurance, covers a lot of things when you have issues with your apartment.

2020 219

Customize Your Zoom Background for Your Home Business

Tips From T. Marie

It seems like everyone is using Zoom for video conferencing during this time of social distancing due to Covid-19. Students and teachers are using it for learning.

2020 185

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How Many Employees Will Small Business Layoff?

Small Business Labs

Based on an industry by industry analysis of small business employment, our base case estimate is employer small businesses will layoff about 21 million employees through July (1).

2020 170

Administrative Assistant vs. Executive Assistant: What’s the Difference?

Eat Your Career

As many of my regular readers already know, I am a proud former administrative professional.

2020 182

Improve Hiring Success with Behavioural Interview Questions

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Improve Hiring Success with Behavioural Interview Questions appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Behavioural-descriptive interviewing is an approach that looks at past behaviour as a predictor of future performance.

2020 153

The Vanishing Executive Assistant—NOT!

Office Dynamics

I would like to address the recent article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal on January 18, 2020 by Rachel Feintzeig regarding The Vanishing Executive Assistant. First, I have been entrenched in the administrative profession for 50 years.

2020 237

The organised Assistant

Practically Perfect PA

The role of the Assistant these days is pretty diverse; one day you will be assisting one Executive with personal tasks, the next you may be making business travel arrangements for a different person, managing a project, working on a big event or hiring a new Administrative team.

2020 130

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Unemployed? Transferable Skills are the Answer

On The Job

In the coming weeks and months you're going to hear a lot about "transferable skills." Transferable skills are those abilities that you can use in a variety of jobs: communication, organization and teamwork.

2020 141

30 Day Challenge: 5 Minute Breathing

Simple Productivity Blog

For April of 2020 I am going to stretch myself to start a simple daily meditation: 5 minutes of focusing on my breathing. The post 30 Day Challenge: 5 Minute Breathing appeared first on Laura Earnest. 30 Day Challenge

2020 130

Podcast 143: Tips from work-at-home veterans

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio. You can leave a review here! ?. In this podcast I talk to two women, Melissa Kirk and Mimi Heft, who normally work at home to get some tips for the rest of us who are suddenly now doing that.

2020 100

12 Mind-Blowing Tips for Increasing Your Overall Positivity

Dumb Little Man

Positive thinking has been often used in a wrong connotation. People abuse the power of this great practice and suggest that it will attract you money, wealth, and abundance. “Be Be positive and you’ll have anything you want!”. No, you will not.

2020 230

How Does Working from Home…well…Work?- Responding to COVID-19

Tips From T. Marie

If you’ve always been an employee or worked in a traditional office setting, it can often be difficult to wrap your head around the concept of working from home. For some, it conjures images of sitting on couch, Netflix binging, with a laptop and pajamas.

2020 173

America's Affordability Crisis Driving Growth of Gig Work

Small Business Labs

The Atlantic's The Great Affordability Crisis Breaking America covers how the rapid rise in the prices of housing, healthcare, education and childcare and their impact on Americans. 

2020 173

How to Make Smart Career Decisions (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Make Smart Career Decisions.” ” Date : Wednesday, January 22, 2019. Time : 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern.

2020 170

Download a free ebook from Gaping Void

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Download a free ebook from Gaping Void appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk.

2020 153

Putting Business Back in Business Casual

Office Dynamics

We live in a day and age that has forgotten which word comes first in the phrase, “business casual.” Too many professionals lose focus of their lofty career goals in the day-to-day grind.

2020 206

The four things you need to do to impress your boss in 2020

Practically Perfect PA

A new year is an opportunity for a fresh start. So this year, why not make your resolution to impress your boss – and reap the rewards that follow! Here are some top tips on how to make a positive impression in 2020 when planning a meeting.

2020 151

7 Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Be Energy Efficient

Eco-Office Gals

It’s a myth that only large corporations can afford to make the switch to efficient energy. Despite start-up costs, eco-friendly initiatives can lead to significant savings and benefits. Ultimately, many business owners believe the investment is worthwhile.

2020 130

6 Things to Learn from COVID-19 About Your Career

On The Job

By now, I believe most of you reading this have dealt with the COVID-19 virus in some way, even if you haven't been infected (and I hope you have not). Many of you are working from home, or are working abbreviated schedules.

2020 141

30 Day Challenge Wrapup: A Puzzle A Day

Simple Productivity Blog

I'm sure that doing puzzles can be a great help to those who want to up their mental game, but it didn't have the effects I was hoping for. The post 30 Day Challenge Wrapup: A Puzzle A Day appeared first on Laura Earnest. 30 Day Challenge

2020 130

Podcast 142: Divergent thinking with Ryan Rawson

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! Today’s podcast is an interview with Ryan Rawson, a self described divergent thinker, who is now working at home due to our current pandemic. We talked about the difficulties of divergent thinking and also the benefits of it, and how that’s affected his ability to work effectively at home.

2020 100

5 Ways Thinking Like a Child Can Change Your Life

Dumb Little Man

In some ways, our society seems dedicated to eliminating childhood. We often tell kids to stop acting like a child and grow up. Even the word “childish” has a negative tone to it. At some point in all our lives, we stop being kids and start being adults.

2020 224

Keeping it Real When Working from Home

Tips From T. Marie

It’s kind of crazy how just a month ago I was writing these blog posts for a relatively small group of home business owners. Today, while we’re dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, the numbers of people working from home has exploded.

2020 156

The VanLife App

Small Business Labs

The San Diego Union Tribune's Would you live in a van? Two San Diego women launch startup for boho traveler movement covers a new app - conveniently called The VanLife App - targeted at VanLife nomads.

2020 153

Career Advancement for Administrative Professionals (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of Career Advancement for Administrative Professionals. April is Admin Appreciation Month! Consequently, this month’s webinar is devoted to administrative professionals. If you’re not an admin, you are still welcome to attend.

2020 130

7 Things Great Leaders Do

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 7 Things Great Leaders Do appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Once in a while you meet a someone who stands out as a leader. They are more than just charismatic or likeable. You can quickly tell, they think and act and lead differently than most people.

2020 164

8 Tips for Getting Back in the Work Groove

Office Dynamics

We all know how hard it is to mentally get back in our work mode after a holiday—especially a long holiday like Christmas season. Here are some tips to help assistants refocus on business and their priorities.

2020 203

Thinking about taking your events online?

Practically Perfect PA

We know that many Assistants are heavily involved in organising events.

2020 141

5 Unexpected Positive Effects Of The Coronavirus Panic

Brilliantly Better

The world is rapidly heading towards a general lockdown these days, because of the Corona virus pandemic. Entire countries are shutting down, flights are suspended between continents, people are advised (or forced) to work from home, public activity is reduced to a minimum.

2020 65

3 Ways to Stop Feeling so Overwhelmed at Work

On The Job

We're barely into 2020, and a lot of you are feeling overwhelmed at work. You had such great plans for this year. You were going to get organized. You were going to network with those in other departments. You were going to come up with an innovative idea and present it to the boss.

2020 151

Evernote: Managing Someday Tasks

Simple Productivity Blog

Most people have moments when they see something and think, "I'd like to do that someday." If you're not going to forget about it, that means you either have to do it right now or write it down somewhere so you won't forget.

2020 130

Podcast 141: Quarantine organizing

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! This is podcast 141 and it’s called quarantine organizing. It’s a bonus episode I decided to record to give you all something to do while we are under quarantine. You’re stuck at home with all your stuff. You can’t get away from it now! Ha, ha! Seriously, why not use some of the extra time we all have now to do some little organizing projects.

2020 100

Why You Should Take a Digital Break (and 6 Steps To Do So)

Dumb Little Man

We live in a highly digital world today. Our work requires us to use the internet in one way or another. We readily turn to emails, social media, and chat messengers for daily communications. Sometimes, we tend to favor them more than face-to-face contact.

2020 221

Your Home Business: Is It Business As Usual in the Midst of COVID-19 Social Distancing?

Tips From T. Marie

Those of us who already own a home-based business are lucky. We already know the ins and outs of working from home. We use online technology like Zoom to conduct business meetings regularly and accessing files from cloud storage like Dropbox is old hat.

2020 156

Independent Workers Qualify for Unemployment Insurance Under the CARES Act

Small Business Labs

Last week Congress passed and the president signed the CARES Act, a $2 trillion stimulus bill designed to help businesses and Americans weather the economic storm caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. Independent workers (the self-employed, freelancers, gig workers, etc.) qualify for a number of assistance programs contained in the bill.    We'll be covering these over the next couple of days.  

2020 141

How to Stop Complaining About Work (and Why You Need To)

Eat Your Career

Not long ago, I wrote an article on the topic of chronic complainers. It focused on how to deal with these kinds of folks because, let’s be honest, no one likes a whiner. And yet, it seems most workplaces are crawling with them.

2020 141

5 Tips for Efficient PowerPoint Presentations

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 5 Tips for Efficient PowerPoint Presentations appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Creating a PowerPoint presentation requires skill, knowledge and creativity. Here are five tips to help you create an engaging and fun PowerPoint presentation. Share a story.