2021

What Factors Affect Auto Insurance Givebacks?

Dumb Little Man

The world has looked very different since last year. With the closing of most places of business, the places one can drive to has been limited greatly. The amount of cars on the road has been drastically reduced since the start of the pandemic.

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Understanding your personality and communication preferences

Practically Perfect PA

Understanding your personality and communication preferences Understanding your Executive's personality, behaviours and communication preferences are crucial to building an effective relationship and partnership.

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The 3 Essential Functions of Time Management

Eat Your Career

“What is time? If nobody asks me, I know; but if I were desirous to explain it to one that should ask, plainly I know not.” ” St. Augustine. When it comes to professional development, time management is one of my most passionate areas of study (and most enjoyable topics to teach ).

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The Secret To Getting Things Done

Simple Productivity Blog

There is only one thing you need to do to get things done, no matter what the time frame or task. It's very simple, yet profound. And still many people won't do it. Want to know this secret? Today we'll look at the secret and why most people don't do it.

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Is an Administrative Assistant Certification or Designation Worth It?

Office Dynamics

In the ever-evolving administrative profession, a topic of recent interest has been training, certification, and designations. Many top-notch organizations are looking to the future with an eye towards optimization and growth.

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New Business Applications Continue to Surge

Small Business Labs

Over the past 6 months new business applications have surged.    As the U.S. Census chart below shows (click to enlarge), the surge is continuing with 492,000 applications filed in January. This us up 73% compared with last January. 

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Elon Musk, The Entrepreneurial Hustle, And Some Tax Nuances

Brilliantly Better

There is a very popular short story about Elon Musk that goes (more or less) like this: Elon Musk made $180M when PayPal was acquired in 2002. He put $100M in SpaceX, $70M in Tesla, and $10M in Solar City. He borrowed money for rent. Depending on what social media platform your read it on, Read more.

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7 Reasons to Add PPC to Your Digital Marketing Strategy

Small Business CEO

Pay per click or PPC is quickly gaining popularity as a strategy for online marketing. It allows advertisers to buy a spot on search engines. When users type a keyword, the ad will appear on top. It’s an excellent strategy for businesses that are yet to make their online presence felt.

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Business Coach vs Consultant: Which is right for you?

Jen Lawrence

We all get by with a little help from our friends, but when it comes to hiring guidance for our businesses, we want to make sure that help is worth the investment.

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Why You Need a Letter of Recommendation Now

45 Things

Since the pandemic began, many people have been laid off, or taken positions that "underemploy" them. In other words, they haven't been in their "real" job for some time. As the job market starts to improve this year, many people will want to return to their "real" jobs.

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The 7 Signs of Fake News

Dumb Little Man

These days, it’s hard to know what’s fact and what’s fiction, especially on the internet. Everyone has their own agenda and some people are willing to post fake information to manipulate people or get more people on their side. Fake news” is a real and serious problem.

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Communicating your priorities better with the ‘rule of five’

Practically Perfect PA

Communicating your priorities better with the ‘rule of five’ One of my go-to tools for prioritising and managing my to-do list is Trello. I use the collaboration tool to manage all of my tasks and projects, and I love how easy it easy to collaborate on projects with the other members of the [.].

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From Goal to Action: How to Build a Plan for Success (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

For most career-minded professionals, goal setting is an essential part of the new year celebration. But sadly, few people know what to do once a goal is set. Consequently, they end up feeling overwhelmed, unsure of where to start or how to make real progress. Thus, many goals are quickly abandoned.

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4 Ways To Scale Back Your Task List

Simple Productivity Blog

There are days when I am overwhelmed. I still haven’t learned to only put on my task list what I can actually do. Today we will look at how to scale back your task list. I approach my task list from the standpoint that if it is on there, I have committed to do it…today.

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7 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Ways to Improve Your Organizational Skills as an Administrative Assistant It is incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to thrive in chaos. It feels disorganized, unscheduled, and without direction.

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Yet Again, Flying Cars are Predicted to be Just Around the Corner

Small Business Labs

Both the New York Times and the BBC have recent articles claiming that flying cars, in the form of flying taxis, will soon be common.    And it could be true this time.

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The Virus That Killed The Modern State

Brilliantly Better

As time goes by, we are forced to accept the reality of a new normal. The global pandemic created by Covid-19 took with it not only millions of lives, but also deeply ingrained social structures. Among them, the modern state.

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Epistemology vs Agnotology

Daily Writing Tips

Once upon a time, I encountered the word epistemology and its forms only in academic writing. Lately, I’ve been seeing it all over the place, often unaccompanied by any definition. Election-deniers are said to exist in a “parallel epistemological bubble.”.

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5 Nuggets of Wisdom From Wilbert Wynnberg to Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Small Business CEO

There’s a common saying that “Nothing worth having ever comes easy”, and entrepreneurship takes that to the extreme. Unlike what’s shown on social media, entrepreneurship is not all about the supercars, luxury brands, and vacations in exotic locations.

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3 Ways Automation Can Hurt Your Business

Jen Lawrence

Okay – raise of hands… how many of you have been told that the way to get ahead in your business is to automate as much as possible? I can’t tell you how many people are shocked to hear that, as a systems expert, I still do quite a bit of work manually. Sound like a contradiction?

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4 Ways to Make Sure Your Career Thrives While Working from Home

45 Things

Working for home has become the norm for many workers since the pandemic began, but would you like to continue to do so once it's safe to return to the office? For some employees, the question is moot since their companies will require them to return to the office.

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Importance Of Virtual Support Staff To Your Business

Dumb Little Man

Gone are the days when virtual assistants (VAs) were thought of as some kind of internet-enabled secretaries. Known as multi-talented multitaskers, virtual assistants are now seen as highly-skilled, independent professionals who provide a variety of business services from a remote location.

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Is your Executive a poor communicator?

Practically Perfect PA

Is your Executive a poor communicator? In a recent survey conducted in the UK, Hays recruitment found 43% of those surveyed said leaders needed to improve their communication skills.

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Communicating with Confidence

Eat Your Career

Communication is a complicated, multi-faceted skillset required for professional success. Unfortunately, it’s a tough one to master. More important than what you say is how you say it. All too often, messages are muddied because of insecurity, self-doubt and nerves. People don’t hear the words because the delivery is so distracting. Confidence has the power to enhance your communication in dramatic and surprising ways.

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Podcast Episode 41: Backups for All Critical Systems

Simple Productivity Blog

Most of us consider backups as something someone else does to our computers. But it's important to have backups of things that are crucial to your productivity, whether they are computer-based or not. The post Podcast Episode 41: Backups for All Critical Systems appeared first on Laura Earnest.

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8 Leadership Skills Students Need For Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur

Dumb Little Man

As a college student, the information you learn from textbooks will not be all that you need to find entrepreneurial success after graduation. The skills you acquire and develop just to make it to graduation will prove essential as you enter the post-graduation phase of life.

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The Seven Steps to Finding Self-Acceptance

Dumb Little Man

According to Wikipedia : “Self-esteem is an individual’s subjective evaluation of their own worth. Self-esteem encompasses beliefs about oneself as well as an emotional state such as triumph, despair, pride, and shame.”. I believe all of us, as human beings, have experienced self-esteem struggles.

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12 Tips To Organize Your Small Business For Success

Dumb Little Man

As a small business owner myself, it was quite a journey to get my business organized. Especially in the beginning stages when you’re a solopreneur who’s wearing all the hats and doing all the things, most of us hustle hard. And while that’s fine for a while, it’s definitely not a long-term strategy.

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How To Avoid The Most Common Valentine’s Day Mistakes Men Make

Dumb Little Man

So, you made it through the major holidays and you’re breathing a sigh of relief, right? That New Year’s kiss marked the end of worrying that you’d purchase the wrong gift, fail to be festive enough, or not show the right amount of appreciation for her efforts at making things merry and bright.

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5 Tips For Stress Management That Work Every Time

Dumb Little Man

Do you feel like you sometimes lose control of your day and don’t intentionally spend quality time with yourself? If the answer is yes, then check out the following tried and tested stress management techniques that are guaranteed to turn you into a calmer, happier person.

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Role Of HR Technology During The Pandemic And Beyond

Dumb Little Man

One of the biggest challenges for businesses was to shut down operations immediately, as the pandemic took the globe in utter shock. However, as soon as the businesses went remote, a new family of problems became apparent.

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Anxiety Buster: A Three-Step System To Help You Get Rid of Panic Attacks

Dumb Little Man

Have you been struggling with anxiety? Then tell me if this sounds familiar: You’re on edge – and on the verge of tears – almost all the time and you don’t know why. Sometimes, you get really jittery and lose focus, even if you’re in the middle of a task at work.

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A Look At The Healthcare Jobs Of The Future

Dumb Little Man

With each passing year comes a whole new series of ingenious innovations, especially in STEM fields.

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The Top 4 First Date Mistakes To Avoid To Establish A Real, Meaningful Connection

Dumb Little Man

So, you’ve successfully moved past the friendly introductions phase and wooed her with your witty banter well enough to secure a first date. Well done! Now what? How will you prepare? And are there any rules you ought to abide by? You bet.

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The Case Against 50/50 Fairness In Modern Marriage

Dumb Little Man

The mindset of modern, two-career marriage isn’t working. This has certainly been our experience.

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How Advances in Medical Technology Will Improve Nursing Homes

Dumb Little Man

As America marches further into the twenty-first century, the nation’s population continues to get older. By 2030 , the first of the 77 million baby boomers will reach the age of 85. In 2034, seniors will outnumber children for the first time in the nation’s history.

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The Best Way To Name A Business

Dumb Little Man

When it comes to business, what does the company name mean? Everything! For companies of all sizes, a good business step is a vital step towards attracting clients and growing brand awareness. Good business names are memorable.

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