2017

Best tips on working with multiple managers

Practically Perfect PA

Last month I asked everyone on the Practically Perfect PA social media platforms to give me their best tips on working with multiple managers. Here are the results. Enjoy… There are some brilliant tips here! Here are my best tips on working with multiple managers.

2017 106

The Rise of Solopreneur Manufacturing Companies

Small Business Labs

The Wall Street Journal's Big Growth in Tiny Businesses nicely covers a trend we'e been following for years - the growth of solopreneur, non-employer manufacturing businesses.

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Trending Sources

Brighton: The Silicon Valley of the United Kingdom?

The Small Business Blog

We are all aware that the digital revolution has been fully embraced throughout the United Kingdom. As the digital age continues to evolve, there are always some locations which tend to stand out from the rest.

2017 77

6 Questions To Ask When Designing A Business App

Dumb Little Man

App development for businesses and brands is on the rise. Many companies are waking up to its benefits and are now working to design and build their own. When in the process of mobile app development, there are so many variables and so many things to think about that if you are not careful — or if you lack experience — you might just miss a trick or two. To make sure you get the most out of your app, here are six questions you have to ask during design and development. How Can Your App Add Value?

2017 119

4 Faults You Can Easily Avoid in Your Slide Presentations

Business Writing

I recently attended a dinner meeting whose featured speaker told about her life in a foreign country. Her story inspired everyone, but her slides frustrated and confused us. You can easily avoid her presentation faults, pleasing your audience, if you. Presentations Teaching Business Writing

2017 87

More Trending

The Lost Art Of Customer Service Within The Tech Industry

Small Business CEO

Reinvigorating Customer Service in the Tech Industry. The tech industry is often highly impersonal — especially among companies that sell digital goods. A company can sell a digital service entirely over the Internet. The buyer pays online, and the service activates itself automatically.

10 Tips for Clean, Clear Writing

Daily Writing Tips

Adhering to the following guidance about usage, syntax, punctuation, style, and form will perceptibly improve the quality of your writing. Use vivid verbs.

2017 50

How to Avoid Burnout at Work? Practice More Self-Care

Eat Your Career

So, I’m currently preparing for a full weeklong vacation to Disney World with my boyfriend and his two teenage daughters. As you might expect, I’m unbelievably excited. I feel like a kid myself as I struggle to fall asleep at night in anticipation.

2017 49

Using networks to get stuff done

Practically Perfect PA

Just last week I was reminded how brilliant PAs are at using networks to get stuff done. I’m lucky to be a member of a direct messaging group on Twitter made up of some very awesome and proactive assistants.

2017 106

Self-Employment and the Attributes of the Dream Job

Small Business Labs

Gallup's The Dream Job covers the key attributes employees look for in a job. These  These are: the ability to do what they do best. greater work-life balance and better personal well-being. greater stability and job security. a significant increase in income.

2017 92

Building customer loyalty for small businesses

The Small Business Blog

Building customer loyalty is an important process for a small business. It helps encourage first-time customers to come back, builds a strong customer base, and can make you stand out from your competitors. So how should you go about achieving customer loyalty in a small business?

2017 76

How To Find Inspiration After A Big Failure

Dumb Little Man

I am sure that you have heard the saying that if you have never failed at anything, then you never tried anything. This saying is quite true.

2017 125

What Some Got Right About My Birthday: The Comma

Business Writing

I celebrated my birthday last month. Southwest Airlines got it right. TIAA did too. And a few good people on LinkedIn did as well. My dentist was among those who got it wrong. What some got right was the comma: Punctuation Pointers

2017 72

Tips for the Traveling Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

Administrative professionals are the superheroes of travel planning. Admins use their telepathy to know what brands their travelers prefer, time travel to get days of work done in mere hours, and teleportation to support their travelers, even when they are halfway around the world. Their only kryptonite? Themselves. Admins spend their days prioritizing other’s needs and often forget to think of themselves.

How to Answer "Where Do You See Yourself in 5 Years?"

On The Job

Job interviews can be stressful, but as I've said before, the more you prepare for them, the more stress you can eliminate. Part of that preparation is understanding there are going to be standard interview questions and even a few weird ones.

2017 69

If Your Office is Still Using These Two Things, Stop. Now.

Tips From T. Marie

Once upon a time small and medium sized businesses prided themselves on being at the cutting edge of office technology. They were the first to adopt things like electric typewriters, fax machines and yes, even computers. And then they weren’t. In fact, an amazingly embarrassing amount of these same sized businesses are still using ancient. Read more. Business Tips Technologically Speaking

2017 64

How Content Marketing Can Reach Targeted Customers

Small Business CEO

Despite continued reports of its death, content marketing is alive and well and remains one of the most effective ways to reach your target audience. Types and modes of delivery continue to evolve, spurred on by changes in the way consumers engage with brands, but the concept remains the same.

2017 60

7 Types of Punctuation Errors

Daily Writing Tips

Each of the following sentences below demonstrates a specific type of error involving internal punctuation, usually involving a problem with a comma. Discussion and revision following each example explains and illustrates correct use of punctuation in the sentence. Misplaced Punctuation.

2017 49

Annotated Agenda

Laughing all the Way to Work

It is very useful to use an annotated agenda. For those who have never used one, it is simply an agenda with notes on it. For the agenda that I send to the meeting participants, I annotate it to let them know why an item is on the agenda or if there are any attachments. In my example below you will see that I put brackets around the notes and italicize them. Call to Order: 1. Adoption of Agenda (Motion Required) 2. Approval of Previous Minutes of December 25, 2016 (Attached) (Motion Required) 3.

25 ways to get noticed on LinkedIn

Practically Perfect PA

Congratulations! You have an ‘All Star’ LinkedIn profile. You must be doing something right. Before you become too complacent, please ask yourself the following questions. Am I really leveraging LinkedIn to its full effect? Am I using LinkedIn strategically to grow my Personal Brand?

2017 99

Why Coworking is Booming

Small Business Labs

Back Channel's The “Work from Home” Dream Doesn’t Work  provides an excellent overview of the trends and shifts driving the coworking movement. Simply put, the article explains why coworking is working.

2017 92

Start-up funding: Private and public funding opportunities for your start-up business

The Small Business Blog

There are some very generous tax breaks and reliefs that encourage investors to back your business. 85% of equity crowdfunding is through Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) or Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS).

2017 77

Benefits Of Meditation: How You Can Change Your Life In 10 Minutes

Dumb Little Man

It takes time to develop and master any skill, and meditation is no different. The ability to calm the mind on demand can be a phenomenal tool to have at your disposal.

2017 112

How to Be Assertive, Not Pushy

Business Writing

If you write to customers, clients, employees, or almost anyone on the job, you have times when you need to assert yourself. You have to disagree, delegate, instruct, remind, and say no—in each situation coming across as clear and forceful. Courteous Writing Email Etiquette

Core Administrative Skills Always Need Improving

Office Dynamics

Designed by Freepik. I am pretty sure that as you focus on your career this month because of Administrative Professionals Week, you are looking for some awesome earth-shattering, off-the-charts ideas. We have done our best to provide you with some great blogs during the month of April. Now I am going to surprise you by telling you one of the most awesome administrative skills you can work on is being brilliant at the basics.

2017 112

How to Do Much More With What You Have

On The Job

Many of us remember growing up and hearing the admonishment from adults to “turn off the lights” or “clean up that plate” because wasteful habits – whether with food or electricity – were not OK.

2017 63

Working from Home. Is It Just a Dream?

Tips From T. Marie

The sound of the alarm reaches your brain and you open one eye to look at the clock in the gray light that announces the coming of morning. Groaning inwardly (perhaps outwardly too) you mentally calculate just exactly how much time you really need to get ready for work and hit the snooze button…again. Read more. Business Tips

2017 56

Corporate Billing Errors Cost Consumers Millions

Small Business CEO

Some corporations process customer billing in-house, but others pay 3rd-party services or even outsource their billing to foreign lands in order to save money. No matter how corporate billing is done, it’s a mistake to think that billing today is computerized and accurate.

2017 60

3 Cases of Superfluous Wording

Daily Writing Tips

Certain types of words that may be of no use nevertheless often stealthily make their way into sentences like gate crashers.

2017 40

The Superintelligent Organization: create total competitive advantage?

BioTeams

I have been studying one of the most highly regarded books on the future of AI (Artificial Intelligence), "Superintelligence - paths, dangers, strategies" by Nick Bostrom.

2017 31

Getting buy in from the boss

Practically Perfect PA

“Succeeding in business is all about making connections. Business is all about personal contact. No matter how heavy your workload is… Everyone can and should be a Networker.” Richard Branson. Generation Y makes about 50% of the current workforce.

2017 106

The Rise of Smart Farms

Small Business Labs

Tech startups are increasingly targeting agriculture. This is leading to a range of new companies and technologies focused on improving farm efficiencies and creating smarter farms.

2017 86

Creating a unique office space

The Small Business Blog

Designing your office right is a vital part of creating a well-functioning business. To help you get it right from the outset, we talk you through some workspace design tips for your office. Designing around a theme.

2017 46

55 Bulletproof Productivity Hacks – Do You Know Them All?

Dumb Little Man

What do Mark Zuckerburg, Arianna Huffington, Jerry Seinfeld, and The Terminator have in common? They’ve all been ridiculously successful by hacking their productivity, often in super simple ways. And they’ve all been generous enough to share their methods so that you can benefit, too.

2017 102