2018

4 scheduling tools to try in 2018

Practically Perfect PA

Well, we are a few weeks into 2018 and I have seen a ton of articles, opinion pieces and social media messages about technology, specifically Artificial Intelligence, taking over the role of Assistants.

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U.S. Coworking Forecast: 2018 to 2022

Small Business Labs

Our U.S. coworking forecast projects continued growth for the U.S. coworking industry over the next 5 years.    Our forecast average annual growth rate for U.S. spaces over the forecast period (2017 to 2022) is, by coworking's standards, a relatively modest 9%. 

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How to Make Your Writing Flow

Business Writing

Do people tell you that your writing is choppy or difficult to follow? Do they say it doesn't flow? Or maybe you've noticed that your team's writing doesn't flow. Good flow in writing is method, not magic. When writing doesn't. Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

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What’s Your One Word Mantra for 2018?

Office Dynamics

It’s amazing the power one word can have! It was proven to me January of 2017, I decided instead of writing a bunch of goals, I would select one word to be the overarching umbrella of everything I wanted to achieve in 2017. My word was “abundance.” I scribbled this in big letters on an 8 /12 x 11 sheet of paper and then wrote words all around it. Where did I want abundance to show up in my life? Some of my words were: learning, energy, gratitude, business, fun, warmth, generosity, and laughter.

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How to Find Your Dream Job: 5 Tips You Can Use Right Now

Dumb Little Man

Everyone has a dream job in mind. However, finding and actually getting that job isn’t that easy. You may need to send out countless resumes and cover letters. You may need to go to interviews that don’t really guarantee any good results. There will be times that you won’t get any response, no matter how persistent you are. You’ll face a lot of competition and rejection that will really affect your confidence.

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The Year of Less with Cait Flanders

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast, I’m joined by my friend Cait Flanders. Cait is the author of The Year of Less, and we spend the majority of our conversation diving deep into how you can become more self-aware through setting rules.

Podcast 086: Design thinking

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! ?. This is Podcast 86 and it’s about design thinking. I got reintroduced to this concept by Chris Wilson, the founder of Unstuck School, at a workshop he gave recently. He leads a program called Design Your Year that uses many creative ways to define and achieve your goals, one of which is not calling them goals.

Can’t Keep a Job? Here’s Why

Eat Your Career

Every week, I get a ton of emails from blog readers with career questions they want me to answer. Typically, I don’t provide career advice via email—that’s why we have the monthly Q&A (“Ask the Career Coach”) video sessions. Anyone can attend for free and submit questions of their own.

10 things to consider before becoming a VA

Practically Perfect PA

Starting your own VA business and becoming a VA may currently be a dream for you, but you can easily make it your new reality, if you’re willing to put in the focus, time and effort. However, before you make the decision to make a leap to self-employment and your new VA business, you need […].

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CB Insights on the Trends Shaping Tech in 2018

Small Business Labs

The technology information site CB Insights recently published their list of 15 Trends Shaping Tech in 2018. CB Insights is widely followed in the tech community, especially among investors and tech deal makers. So their list of tech trends is well worth taking a look at.

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Amount ? Quantity: A Cautionary Tale

Business Writing

The other day my fitness coach went online to pay a $250 deposit on her daughter's high school trip. She found the website and the correct trip, clicked the link to pay $250, and then faced a cell marked Amount. Gems of Language Grammar and Usage Teaching Business Writing

Would you feel comfortable taking a ‘well day’?

Office Dynamics

Each month we feature a question from our friends at Business Management Daily’s Admin Pro Forum. Please enjoy engaging in a conversation over this month’s question. Question: “Once or twice a year, I wake up and just really, really don’t feel like going to work. But it feels like the system is set up to make us lie about our absences if they’re not illness-related or scheduled well in advance.

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How to Find Inner Peace: 5 Beliefs You Must Drop Now

Dumb Little Man

Each one of us is fighting a battle no one is aware of. This is why finding inner peace is extremely important. But, is it as simple as it sounds? Not because it’s hell difficult but because of the beliefs, stories, perceptions, and philosophies we have adopted over the course of our lives. Dalai Lama could not have said it better, “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.”. People think of peace as some kind of epiphany or an enlightenment from the skies.

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‘Icarus Six Sixty Six’ VR Music Video Is A Heavy Metal Masterpiece

On The Job

Take a thrilling journey through a dangerous cosmos in an adventure set to a soundtrack from the musical mastermind behind Adult Swim’s Dethklok. Titmouse is one of those companies that seems genuinely committed to breaking the status quo in every project they produce.

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How Does a Business Cash Advance Loan Work?

Small Business CEO

In recent times, Merchant Cash Advances (MCAs) have continued to grow in popularity. This loan product began as a solution to loan future sales of credit cards. It would later evolve into a solution that allows organizations to finance future sales of many other things.

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3 Examples of Erroneous Case Style

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following examples, a phrase employs incorrect treatment as to whether one or more words begin with uppercase or lowercase letters. An explanation, followed by a revision, points out each error.

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Goat-ing Things Done with PJ Jonas

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast, I’m joined by PJ Jonas of Goat Milk Stuff. PJ is a wife, homeschooling parent, farmer and also a business owner. She accomplishes a lot of things, so I was very excited to talk with her.

Podcast 085: Mastery

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! ?. This is podcast 85 and it’s about mastery. A new client dubbed me the Clutter Master. It made me smile because I just watched a kung fu movie the other night where two men vie for the title of wing chun master. Imagine me holding my hands board straight and moving my arms gracefully into position to attack my enemy: clutter! I do know how to master clutter.

Your Professional Development Plan: 3 Surprising Truths

Eat Your Career

As a career coach , one of my main roles is to help my clients develop the professional skills and abilities required to achieve their goals. It’s a process that takes time and planning, but I love helping people figure out what needs to be done, how to get started and how to stay on track.

Event Management for PAs – how to create the basic plan

Practically Perfect PA

As a PA/EA you already regularly organise meetings and minor events. You probably organise the social aspects too, certainly the office Christmas party! However, event management is a skill that is a little, ok a lot more specialist.

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Book Review: The Million-Dollar One-Person Business

Small Business Labs

We really like the tagline for the book The Million-Dollar One-Person Business. It's "Make great money; work the way you want; have the life you want." " This pretty much sums up the advantages of being successfully self-employed. 

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Technology of the week: Rev

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Technology of the week: Rev. Here are all the details… What is Rev? Rev.com is a service website that transcribes video and audio into text, they add captions to video and translate documents into any language, which can be certified for an additional fee. What does it do?

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The Future Assistant full programme is live and kicking

Practically Perfect PA

Today, I’m so excited to share the news that the Future Assistant full programme is live and kicking! I’m so excited to share the final programme with you.

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Consumer Goods Workers Increasingly Choosing Gig Work

Small Business Labs

According to the British recruiting firm Sterling , the consumer goods industry is: " having to contend with the battle of the interim employee; a growing trend of permanent employees deciding to ‘go interim’."

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The Importance of the Social Side of Coworking

Small Business Labs

Our recent Harvard Business Review article, Coworking Is not About Workspace - It's About Feeling Less Lonely , covers research we conducted on the social side of coworking.

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Job Growth Slowed in 2017; Implications for the Economy in 2018

Small Business Labs

Despite all the noise from DC about a booming economy and massive job growth, the U.S. economy created fewer jobs in 2017 than in 2016 and economic growth was moderate.    U.S.

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Coliving Attracting VCs

Small Business Labs

While coworking has taken off, coliving has struggled to gain steam. Part of this is venture capital and investment funds have been hard to come by for those trying to build shared living space businesses. This appears to be changing. 

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Do you want to know the future of your role?

Practically Perfect PA

We are almost there with the full programme for the Future Assistant Conference, and I will release all the details next week, but in the meantime, I thought I would introduce you to our next group of incredible speakers including the world’s leading futurist and Editor at Large of Wired Magazine. Ben Hammersley is the kind […].

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The New Tax Law: Freelancers Win on Taxes, Lose on Healthcare

Small Business Labs

The new tax law contains a major benefit for many freelancers. It allows them to deduct 20% of their revenue from their taxable income. This is the "pass-through" provision.

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What is the Best Email Marketing Strategy for 2018?

Small Business CEO

You’ve finally done it. Made a list, checked it twice, and now you want to start sending emails to your (hopefully) loyal subscribers. Ah, life is great and your business is surely set to explode with increased sales. As they say “It’s all in the list!”

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5 Ways to Minimize Prepositional Phrases

Daily Writing Tips

A prepositional phrase is a series of words beginning with a preposition and providing additional information in a sentence that pertains to position (hence the word preposition ) or relationship; the phrase “with a preposition” is itself a prepositional phrase.

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Need A Productivity Boost? Here’s How Tea Can Help

Dumb Little Man

Tea is a popular drink all over the world for a lot of reasons. For one, it tastes good and it’s a good way to help you get more fluids. Plus, it’s available in several varieties. Apart from that, tea also comes with health benefits. It can even help you in boosting productivity and mental wellness. Now, if you are thinking of drinking tea for an energy boost, here’s what you need to know. It Contains Some Caffeine- But Not Too Much.

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3 Cases of Erroneous Use of Colons

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following sentences, a colon is employed in the mistaken belief that the sentence structure requires it, when in fact the syntax renders it superfluous. Discussion after each example explains why a colon is inappropriate, and a revision demonstrates proper punctuation of the sentence.

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Punctuating Subordinate Clauses

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following sentences, omission of a comma between a main clause and a subordinate clause muddles the meaning. Discussion after each example describes the complication, and a revision demonstrates how to eliminate ambiguity.

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