PWC's 2017 Sharing Economy Predictions

Small Business Labs

According to the accounting and consulting giant PWC, 2017 will be another high growth year for the sharing economy.   This is just one of 10 sharing economy predictions they released last week in their article Find out what's next for the sharing economy in our 2017 predictions. The sharing economy has been made famous with certain key sectors such as automotive, and hospitality, but 2017 will see the innovation ripple across established sectors.

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Have you missed the content from June 2017?

Practically Perfect PA

Have you missed the content from June 2017? June’s blog posts: JUNE 28, 2017 Business Travel Safety in a Volatile World. JUNE 23, 2017 Technology of the week: Join.me. JUNE 21, 2017 New speakers for the Virtual Summit. JUNE 19, 2017 The benefits of working abroad for Assistants. JUNE 15, 2017 Launching the Future Assistant 2018. JUNE 13, 2017 Can a PA help their employer be more enterprising? JUNE 5, 2017 Day in the life: Tess Keppe.

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A review of the Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

The post A review of the Assist Conference 2017 appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Last Friday we held our third Assist Conference at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London. I can’t quite believe I’m saying our third conference as we have been on quite the journey since our first conference. Back in 2015 we had just over 50 assistants attend and this year we sold out (for the second year in a row) with 125 attendees!

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2017 Top 10 Pet Product Trends

Small Business Labs

Package Facts recently released their list of 10 Pet Product Trends to Watch in 2017.    Key quote from their press release: From leather collars to fur-lined carriers and orthopedic bedding, there's no shortage of innovative and human-inspired products trending in the U.S. pet industry. The key point here is "Human-inspired" This is because the pet humanization trend continues to grow in strength.

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Forecasts: 2017 the Year Corporations Embrace the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Based on the 2017 trends forecasts we've been reading, corporations are going to actively expand their use of contingent labor in 2017. The researchers predicted that by 2017, the share of "nontraditional" workers would grow to 25% contingent, 34% gray area, and 41% traditional workers. Forbes' 10 HR Trends For 2017 :  The workforce of the future won’t be all full time employees. I agree that we’ll see some massive movement in 2017.

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The Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

The theme for Assist 2017 is ‘The Assistant Tool Kit’ What is the Assistant tool kit? Every assistant has their own unique tool kit and during Assist 2017 we will show you how you can take yours to the next level. With every event we organise, Assist 2017 is designed to support Assistants, to arm you with the skills you need to tackle some of the difficult aspects of the role and to make you succeed in this industry. Interested in Assist 2017?

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Win a free place at the Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

Assist Conference 2017. The post Win a free place at the Assist Conference 2017 appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. We have a very special giveaway for Practically Perfect PA readers this month. We are offering one lucky reader the chance to attend the Assist Conference for free. Yes, that is right – a whole day of fantastic training specifically for assistants – completely for free! The conference is taking place on Friday 24th February in London.

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2017 Rural and Small Town Trends (and Webinar)

Small Business Labs

Tomorrow Becky McCray  is hosting a webinar of 2017 rural and small town trends.    Becky is the founder and publisher of the rural small business site Small Biz Survival. It's our"go to" site for information on rural and small town businesses and we highly recommend it. The webinar is at 6:00 PM central time on Wednesday the 18th of January (that's tomorrow). 

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The RideShare Guy's 2017 Driver Survey

Small Business Labs

The RideShare Guy released their  2017 Survey Results: Driver Earnings, Satisfaction and Demographics.    It has lots of interesting data on those who drive for services like Uber and Lyft.    One of the most interesting findings is Lyft drivers are much more satisfied than Uber drivers. More  More than 75 percent of Lyft drivers said they were satisfied with their experience, while only about half (49%) of Uber drivers said they were satisfied.

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A business case for the Assist Conference 2017

Practically Perfect PA

Assist Conference 2017. The post A business case for the Assist Conference 2017 appeared first on Practically Perfect PA. Assist Events Featured The Assist Conference admin administrators Assist Conference 2017 assistants EA Education and Training Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantNext year’s Assist Conference kicks off on Friday 24th February in London and I am just putting the final touches to the programme.

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Black Friday through Cyber Monday 2017: WordPress Deals Your Website Will Love!

Eco-Office Gals

The post Black Friday through Cyber Monday 2017: WordPress Deals Your Website Will Love! I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for, including Eco-Office Gals. I could never ask for a better gift then the ability to be my own boss and work with some of the most amazing clients. I’ve had the pleasure of working with creative entrepreneurs and small businesses, building their little piece of web real estate.

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Free Coaching Call:January 2017

Eat Your Career

In case you missed it, I hosted my first monthly free coaching call of 2017 earlier this week! Another call will take place on February 7, 2017. The post Free Coaching Call: January 2017 appeared first on Eat Your Career. This call is exclusively for members of the Free Career Resource Library. Members can ask questions of their own, attend the call live and access the recorded version.

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BCG, Sodexo and Mercer on 2017 Global Trends

Small Business Labs

These three large and influential firms all recently released 2017 global trends reports.    Because of this, their report - The 2017 Global Workplace Trends Report  - focuses on workplace trends.  Their 2017 Talent Trends report covers 4 broad trends: Growth By Design:  Driving a bold change agenda. Somebody forgot to tell BCG, Sodexo and Mercer that trends season runs from November to January.

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Create Your Own Eco Bedroom for Summer 2017

Eco-Office Gals

The post Create Your Own Eco Bedroom for Summer 2017 appeared first on Eco-Office Gals. Summer has officially begun! School’s out on summer break, so it’s time to spend and spend some outdoor fun with the kids—pool parties, picnics, barbeques, you name it! If it gets too warm outside, or you just prefer to be indoors, you can still enjoy summer relaxation mode with a good book and some iced tea.

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2017 TrendsWatch from the Center for the Future of Museums

Small Business Labs

The Center for the Future of Museums released their annual trends report, TrendsWatch 2017.    This is one of our favorite trends publications and we read it front to back. This year's report has 5 chapters: A Mile in My Shoes: closing the empathy deficit. Let Justice Roll Down: the next horizon of civil rights. The Rise of the Intelligent Machine. Reshaping the World: migration, refugees, and forced displacement. Failing Toward Success: the ascendance of agile design.

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Bulldog Reporter publishes my article about Video Marketing in 2017

Andrea Kalli

Another great publisher picked up my article – “ Why All Businesses Should Be Using Video in 2017 to Grow Their Business ” was picked up by Bulldog Reporter – https://www.bulldogreporter.com/why-all-businesses-should-be-using-video-in-2017-to-grow-their-business/. The post Bulldog Reporter publishes my article about Video Marketing in 2017 appeared first on Video Editing Service & Internet Marketing Virtual Assistant.

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Gartner's Top Trends for 2017

Small Business Labs

  Gartner, the large technology analyst firm, has already released multiple 2017 trends lists.    Below is their list of the top technology trends for 2017.   So it's safe to say Gartner considers machine learning and AI to be the key technologies to watch in 2017. Gartner also released a 2017 Top 10 Strategic Predictions list. It's that time of year again. We're not referring to the holidays.

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Administrative Professionals Day 2017 Blog-A-Thon Celebration

Office Dynamics

This is the time of year the administrative profession gets a lot of attention with the last week of April traditionally being Administrative Professionals Week and this year (2017) Administrative Professionals Day is Wednesday, April 26, 2017. You must register for Building A Star Partnership One-Day Workshop by April 10, 2017. The post Administrative Professionals Day 2017 Blog-A-Thon Celebration appeared first on Office Dynamics.

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10 Super-Charged Ways to Grow Your Company in 2017

Andrea Kalli

10 Great Ways to Grow Your Company in 2017. 10 Great Ways to Grow Your Company in 2017 and Beyond. If you want to ensure 2017 is your most profitable year yet, growth absolutely needs to be your top focus. The post 10 Super-Charged Ways to Grow Your Company in 2017 appeared first on Video Design, Editing, and Marketing Virtual Assistant. Want to Know How to. Supercharge Your Business?

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Upwork's 2017 Freelancing in America Study

Small Business Labs

Upwork and the Freelancers Union released their 2017 Freelancing in America study last week. The key finding is the estimated number of freelancers continued to grow in 2017, reaching 57.3 million in 2017.  million in 2017 from 19.1 These findings are consistent with the findings of the 2017 MBO Partners State of Independence study , which we work on with MBO Partners.

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Career Lessons Learned from the 2017 Solar Eclipse

Eat Your Career

This is what I learned about career success from my 2017 solar eclipse experience. The post Career Lessons Learned from the 2017 Solar Eclipse appeared first on Eat Your Career. Those of you who have read my blog for a while know that I’m always looking for career lessons in the strangest of places. This past Monday, I found a few in the sky. Here in the U.S., we experienced our first total eclipse of the sun since the 1970’s.

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My 3 Words For 2017

Productivityist

So My Three Words for 2017 are Redesign, Rebuild, and Reclaim. The funny thing about My Three Words for 2017 is that they embody one of the words I use to define personal productivity: Intention. The post My 3 Words For 2017 appeared first on Productivityist. Over the past few years, I’ve followed a practice shared with me by my friend Chris Brogan. Every year I choose three words that I use as a waypoint for my year.

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Tasty Tidbits: Professional Development News & Views (April 2017)

Eat Your Career

Read the article here >> The post Tasty Tidbits: Professional Development News & Views (April 2017) appeared first on Eat Your Career. This post is part of a series in which I share some of my recent work related to career advancement and professional development from the past month. Enjoy! From U.S. News & World Report. 3 Ways to Develop Executive Presence Regardless of Your Title.

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My Monthly Theme Report: February 2017

Productivityist

Next month: March 2017 – Relationships. The post My Monthly Theme Report: February 2017 appeared first on Productivityist. Every month I send out an email to subscribers of the My Monthly Theme Series that dives into my plans for the month ahead. I publish the results of said plan here on the blog within one week of the month ending. If you’d like to subscribe to the monthly series so you have an understanding of what I’m working on each month, then click here.

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Tasty Tidbits: Professional Development News & Views January 6, 2017

Eat Your Career

The post Tasty Tidbits: Professional Development News & Views January 6, 2017 appeared first on Eat Your Career. This post is part of a series in which I share some of my favorite Internet finds (related to career advancement and professional development) from the past week. Enjoy! From Yours Truly. I wrote a few new articles for various outlets including U.S. News & World Repot and Ivy Exec’s Executive Perspective’s over the past week.

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5 Inexpensive Small Business Ideas For 2017

Small Business CEO

In 2017, small business is booming for those willing to invest their time and energy. … Entrepreneurs 2017 small business ideasStarting up a small business is not as complicated as one might initially believe. eFlirt.com, a popular dating site, started from $50 and a Twitter account. It is easier than ever before to build a home-based business from scratch. The internet revolutionized the world of business for entrepreneurs.

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Have you missed this month’s content?

Practically Perfect PA

3rd April 2017: How to make a bad first impression better. 6th April 2017: Using networks to get stuff done. 11th April 2017: Day in the life: Donna Lindsay. 13th April 2017: Need a fresh start this Easter? 19th April 2017: Career development for Assistants: 5 common problems and how to solve them. 21st April 2017: Best tips on working with multiple managers. 21st April 2017: Launching the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit.

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This Old Marketing Farewell Episode: Sometimes the End Is a Beginning

Small Business Labs

That purchase will, of course, be 21st Century Fox ( Editor’s note: This deal was confirmed on December 14, 2017)… I think it’s a great deal – it’s the reunion of Marvel. PNR: This Old Marketing with Joe Pulizzi and Robert Rose can be found on both iTunes and Stitcher. . In our grand finale episode, Robert kicks things off by pondering the decision to end something, so that something else can begin.

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My Year In Preview: 2017 Edition

Productivityist

Below are the brief thoughts around my Monthly Themes from September 2016-August 2017. I took the time to solidify the reasoning behind My Three Words for the year and mapped out my Monthly Themes through August 2017.”. The next Productivityist Group Coaching intake is planned for May 2017. Read the MMT series email for January 2017. The final four months at the end of the 2017 calendar year will actually be the first four months of my year.

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8 Strategies to Quickly Assess Prior Knowledge

Productivity Bits

Assessing students’ prior knowledge allows you to customize your teaching by anticipating their needs. Consultant Barbara Blackburn provides 8 simple strategies to help you gain an understanding of what your students do and do not know before launching into a lesson. Articles Prior Knowledge " red herring "write the room" Barbara Blackburn if-then statements KWL chart LINK strategy prior knowledge questionnaires strategies word sorts

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Have you missed this month’s content?

Practically Perfect PA

April 3, 2017 How to make a bad first impression better Career Development / Featured / First Impressions March 31, 2017 Technology of the week: Slack Featured / Office Tech / Technology of the week March 30, 2017 Have you missed this month's content? We don’t want you to miss out on the great Practically Perfect PA content… Here is a round up of this month’s posts and newsletters. March Blog Posts.

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Have you missed this month’s content?

Practically Perfect PA

March 30, 2017 Have you missed this month's content? Core Competencies / Featured / Time Management March 17, 2017 Technology of the week: iTranslate Featured / Office Tech / Technology of the week March 16, 2017 Creating Powerful Presentations Core Skills / Featured / Office Tech / The Assist Conference. We don’t want you to miss out on the great Practically Perfect PA content… Here is a round up of this month’s posts and newsletters. March Blog Posts.

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Global Coworking Forecast: 30,000 Spaces and 5.1 Million Members by 2022

Small Business Labs

  As the chart below (click to enlarge) shows, we’re forecasting that the number of global coworking spaces will grow from 14,411 in 2017 to just over 30,000 in 2022. million in 2017 to 5.1 From now thru 2022 the average number of members at global coworking spaces will grow by just over a third, from 121 members in 2017 to 169 members in 2022. We recently released our new coworking forecast for 2018-2022. 

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The Large and Rapidly Growing U.S. On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

They are forecasting this will grow to $57 billion in 2017.  In terms of the potential on-demand consumer market, BIA/Kelsey estimates the 2017 U.S This means they believe on-demand companies targeting consumers and households will serve about 7% of their potential market in 2017.  The research firm BIA/Kelsey estimates that in 2016 local U.S. on-demand economy generated $34 billion in revenue.

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Reviewing the BLS 2017 Contingent and Alternative Employment Arrangements Survey

Small Business Labs

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) caused quite a stir yesterday with the release of their 2017 Contingent and Alternative Employment Arrangement (CWS) survey results.  We ran the BLS's definitions against the dataset from the 2017 MBO Partners State of Independence (SOI) survey (which was done the month before the CWS survey).  The U.S.

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My Monthly Theme Report: January 2017

Productivityist

I’m also at the point where I can create a more formal training process that I’ll be testing later in 2017 with current Productivityist Coaching Practitioners. Next month: February 2017 – My Monthly Theme is “Talks” The post My Monthly Theme Report: January 2017 appeared first on Productivityist. Every month I send out an email to subscribers of the My Monthly Theme Series that dives into my plans for the month ahead.

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10 reasons to attend Assist 2017

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few months I have been busy behind the scenes working on the programme for Assist 2017. You will leave Assist 2017 with practical knowledge that you can immediately put into practice back in the office. At Assist 2017 we will focus on how we can shape the future of the role, the skills we will need to enhance our fantastic tool kit of never ending skills and how we can finally get the reward and recognition that we deserve. Assist Conference 2017.

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Have you missed this month’s content?

Practically Perfect PA

MAY 29, 2017: 25 ways to get noticed on LinkedIn. MAY 26, 2017: Technology of the week: Paper by 53. MAY 25, 2017: Minute taking template. MAY 24, 2017: The world’s very first virtual summit for PAs. MAY 23, 2017: Declutter to increase productivity. MAY 18, 2017: Supplier of the week: Gilded Globe. MAY 16, 2017: Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit Hub. MAY 11, 2017: Organising the best team building event ever.

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Why personal development is your own responsibility

Practically Perfect PA

That “back to school” feeling affects us all, even if we have left our school days far behind. There is definitely an air of a new start, a fresh approach to work and the motivation for self-improvement every September. It’s that time of the year when we see the full time and adult education terms start up and I personally have spent many an autumn evenings at an evening class in a cold classroom clutching a pumpkin spiced latte!

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How To Prioritise Tasks

Practically Perfect PA

When your To Do list doesn’t stop growing, how do you plan what to do first? Knowing which tasks are urgent and which are important will help you prioritise what to work on first. Understand What’s Important Important tasks are: Things that contribute directly to achieving your personal objectives Things that contribute to the success […].

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