GCUC 2019 - Coworking's Surge Continues

Small Business Labs

The 2019 U.S. Allwork's articles GCUC 2019: What Coworking Members Really Want and GCUC 2019: Is the Coworking Market Saturated? version of the Global Coworking Unconference Conference Series (GCUC) happened last week in Denver. Over 500 attendees showed up to discuss the state of the coworking industry and learn from one another. It was clear from the discussions and presentations that the state of the coworking industry is excellent.

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Career development round-up 2019

Practically Perfect PA

Welcome to the career development round-up for 2019. Career development round-up 2019 Here are some of our highlights and a video from How to set goals for your career that you can stick to […].

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Collaborative tools for 2019

Practically Perfect PA

There are so many fantastic platforms available that will really help you work collaboratively and today I wanted to share some collaboration tools for 2019. Assistants have to work collaboratively with their Executives so that information flows easily between the two of you, you can help plan their workflow properly and communicate more effectively.

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Key skills round-up 2019

Practically Perfect PA

I hope you enjoy our key skills round-up 2019. We focused really heavily this year on increasing our content around the key skills Assistants need to develop in their role this year.

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Taking dictation in 2019

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve always been a bit dubious about using audio recording to help me be more productive, I usually prefer to stick to well good old fashioned pen and paper but as I’ve been using more technology I’ve started to realise how helpful it is. So I thought about what technology can help with minute taking […]. Core Skills Featured Office Technology admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant technology

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The EA competencies you will need in 2019

Practically Perfect PA

Well, that is us in 2019 folks! Happy New Year. Firstly before I start this blog, I want to say a huge thank you to all of the Practically Perfect PA readers who are joining us for another year on the blog. We have been going now since 2011, and I can’t wait to see […]. Core Competencies Featured admin administrators assistants Career Competencies EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Brookings 2019 Trends to Watch

Small Business Labs

They recently released a report with their 2019 Trends to Watch. The trend is listed first in the Biggest Policy Trends in 2019 section of the report. Here's what Allen said about emerging technologies: Emerging and new technologies—to include artificial intelligence, supercomputing, biotechnology, and many more—represent some of the greatest policy opportunities and challenges of 2019 and will, in no uncertain terms, define the remainder of the 21st century.

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How to send a fax in 2019

Practically Perfect PA

Hands up. Who has been asked to send a fax in the last year? I see a few of you nodding, some of you are rolling your eyes thinking – fax? What is it 1989? Some of you are wondering what I mean by the word ‘fax’ Yes, I know this is old technology, but you […]. Featured Office Technology admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant technology Virtual Assistant

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Venues + Events Live 2019

Practically Perfect PA

We are delighted to invite you to attend Venues + Events Live this Autumn (18-19 September, Old Billingsgate, London & 24 September, Manchester Central) where you will discover the best tips and tricks to help you plan your next event. We understand the busy life of PAs and EAs and how spending your time as […]. Featured Sponsored posts admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Launching the Future Assistant 2019

Practically Perfect PA

That is right, we are launching the Future Assistant 2019! The Future Assistant is taking place on the 14th and 15th February 2019 at RichMix London and again we are streaming the conference […]. Featured The Future Assistant admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant The Future Assistant 2019 Virtual Assistant

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32 Million Americans Say They Will Start a Business in 2019. Most Won't.

Small Business Labs

According to a recent Job Creators Network Foundation survey , "Sixteen-percent of Americans say they are likely to start a new business in 2019." of Americans will start a small business in 2019 instead of 16%. Given this data, it's not surprising 16% would say they will do so in 2019, even though relatively few will.    It seems fairly certain that 2019 will not beat 2016 in terms of auto sales.

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[Webinar] How modern assistants and admins master their roles in 2019

Practically Perfect PA

On Thursday 14th March at 17:00GMT / 18:00CET, we’re joining TravelPerk’s FREE LIVE WEBINAR on how modern assistants and admins master their roles in 2019. […]. Ever wondered… How do others in the job do it? What’s the best technology to save time? How can I take on new challenges? Well, now you can find out. Core Skills Featured Sponsored posts Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant TravelPerk webinar

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2019 Joan Burge Innovation Award for Assistants

Office Dynamics

Therefore, I created the Joan Burge Innovation Award in 2019. The post 2019 Joan Burge Innovation Award for Assistants appeared first on Office Dynamics - Executive And Administrative Assistant Training I know assistants are always coming up with great ideas, creating new systems or templates, or taking the lead. Oftentimes assistants do not have the opportunity to showcase their talents or what they have created, nor do they always get recognized for their work.

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Launching the Virtual Summit June 2019

Practically Perfect PA

As you know, Practically Perfect PA is in the business of delivering the most up to date, cutting edge content to improve the career of our readers. We do this mainly through posting our articles every week but, did you know that we also deliver amazing content via our Virtual Summits? On Friday 14th June, […]. Featured Virtual Summit admin administrators assistants EA Events Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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The Future Assistant Conference 2019: What went down?

Practically Perfect PA

I can’t quite believe I am writing about our 5th conference! I have to pinch myself sometimes that we have come this far because when I started the blog back in 2011, I didn’t think eight years later I’d be welcoming over 125 Assistants in London and over 300 online to the Future Assistant Conference. […].

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New Training and Resources to Office Dynamics in 2019

Office Dynamics

We’ve crafted new ideas and we are so excited to be able to release just a few of the new things for 2019! For the first time ever, we will be introducing the Joan Burge Innovation Award at the 2019 Conference for Administrative Excellence. Any conference attendee can request to present their innovative idea prior to September 15, 2019. Straight Talk is something new Joan is trying in 2019. Register before February 28, 2019 and save $200 on registration.

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The Virtual Summit April 2019: What did you miss?

Practically Perfect PA

Two weeks ago, we hosted our forth Virtual Summit for Executive Assistants around the world, and I’ve got to say, so far the feedback has been fantastic! We had just over 250 Assistants book onto the Virtual Summit. We opened the event just before 10 am UK time and immediately the Attendees started to join […]. Featured Virtual Summit admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Administrative Professionals Day 2019 – A Message from Dana

Office Dynamics

The post Administrative Professionals Day 2019 – A Message from Dana appeared first on Office Dynamics - Executive And Administrative Assistant Training. I recently received an email from Joan in her trademark professional encouraging style. I realize many of you received this email and maybe additional emails celebrating Administrative Professionals Day and our profession.

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Our Virtual Summit April 2019 speaker lineup is awesome!

Practically Perfect PA

I’m so excited to share with you speakers for this April’s Virtual Summit and their session details. We have a varied group of trainers from all over the world for the Summit who are truly inspiring. I will be sharing more of their tips and empowering stories over the next few weeks, but for now, […]. Assist Events Featured Virtual Summit admin administrators assistants EA Events Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Forget Resolutions, in 2019 I’m Going to Reach…What About You?

Tips From T. Marie

Welcome to 2019. What is your word for 2019? To be completely honest, I’ve never been much of a “New Year’ fan. All the hoopla about making resolutions that wind up broken before winter winds stop blowing. I grew tired of the marketing cry of an entire industry telling us we weren’t thin, fit, rich or organized enough and that we should focus on that by buying into what they were selling.

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5 Popular Recruitment Trends For 2019 | Recruit CRM

Recruit CRM

Here’s A List Of The Top 5 Challenges & Trends We Expect In 2019: 1. As the war for talent gets more brutal companies are making large investments in technology to gain a competitive advantage. Randstad alone spent $393 Million on IT last year! Employee Engagement Employee engagement has become […] Source. Blogs

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Client Christmas Video Greeting 2019

Andrea Kalli

The post Client Christmas Video Greeting 2019 appeared first on Video Editing Services - Promotional and Marketing Videos - Video Marketing Strategies and Management. I gifted this holiday video to my client at Azure Horizons last year to send to his clients.

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Will the Iraqi Dinar Soar This 2019?

Small Business CEO

… The post Will the Iraqi Dinar Soar This 2019? The largest financial market in the world is the foreign exchange market. It enables currency conversion for investments and trades worldwide with its massive trading volume. People are able to exchange, speculate, buy, and sell on currencies through the foreign exchange market and they are able to optimize their profits by investing in the forex market. History Of Iraqi Dinar.

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4 Ways To Give The Best Candidate Experience in 2019

Recruit CRM

In the early days, recruiters focused their work mostly around what clients (hiring managers) wanted. But with today’s changing recruitment scenario, candidates have started demanding the same treatment as well. Recently I came across a discussion on Reddit (An online discussion website), that was filled with bad experiences candidates faced while dealing with recruiters! Source. Blogs

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Using YouTube For Marketing in 2019

Small Business CEO

For beginners, the following are some things to know about YouTube marketing in 2019.… … The post Using YouTube For Marketing in 2019 appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. When you’re exploring social media platforms and marketing channel options, YouTube may not be at the top of your list. It’s frequently overlooked, but if you are strategic and use it appropriately, it can be an excellent platform for marketing.

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Administrative Professionals Week 2019

Audacious Admin

Administrative Professionals Day / Week 2019 (APW) is fast approaching. There has been a good deal of controversy around this "holiday" over the past few years. Personally, I'm a fan.

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APW 2019 - Tuesday

Audacious Admin

For Administrative Professionals Week 2019, I'm digging up some of my favorite Admin related articles. The following was written by Carol Kleiman and was published September 7, 1992 in The Chicago Tribune.

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What Freelancers Want From Their Clients

Small Business Labs

  The study chart below is from the MBO Partners 2019 Client of Choice study. For more details on each of these, see the MBO Partners 2019 Client of Choice study report. As we pointed out earlier this week , firms of all sizes and types are increasing their use of freelancers and other forms of non-employee labor. 

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Freelancers and Solopreneurs are Increasingly Exporters

Small Business Labs

As the MBO Partners State of Independence study chart below shows (click to enlarge), in 2019 22% of Independent workers who work full-time as independent workers said they provided goods or services to customers outside the U.S. Despite trade wars, tariffs, and the erection of other barriers to cross-border commerce, independent workers, freelancers and solopreneurs are increasingly finding customers outside U.S. borders.

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JWT Intelligence's Top 100 Trends for 2019

Small Business Labs

The 2019 edition of one of our favorite trend reports - JWT Intelligence's annual forecast of 100 trends to watch in the coming year - is out.    Yes, it really covers 100 trends across 10 broad categories. The chart below (click to enlarge) shows 5 of the categories and around 50 of the tracked trends. JWT Intelligence is part of the giant advertising and marketing group J. Walter Thompson. So it's no surprise they focus on consumer trends.

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New Year, New Career? How to Reinvent Your Career Path in 2019

Eat Your Career

As 2019 begins, perhaps you’ve come to the conclusion that it’s time for a change—a big one. If you’re ready to make a career change in 2019, or if you’re just exploring the option, I’m offering a BONUS free webinar this month to help you understand exactly what’s involved. How to Reinvent Your Career Path in 2019. How to Reinvent Your Career Path in 2019 appeared first on Eat Your Career.

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23% of Traditional Full-Time Job Holders Plan to Switch to Gig Work

Small Business Labs

According to MetLife's 2019 U.S. Employee Benefits Study, 23% of Americans with full-time traditional jobs intend to switch to gig work over the next 5 years. Another 14% say they are considering it.    As the study chart below shows, younger workers more likely to say they're intending to leave their job for gig work than older workers. 

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More Freelancers Feeling Secure

Small Business Labs

MBO Partners released their 2019 State of Independence study this week. As the study chart below shows (click to enlarge), in 2019 a bit over half (53%) of full-time independent workers reported they feel more secure as independents than they would if they had a traditional job.   This has led to a decline in the share of full=time reluctant independents from 34% in 2012 to just 19% in 2019

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Top 5 Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners in 2019

Small Business CEO

What have you got planned for 2019? Let’s make 2019 your year to really come to terms with your marketing and get it on track. … The post Top 5 Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners in 2019 appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. Do you know how you’ll be promoting your business in January? How about for December?

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5 Ways to Instantly Modernize Your Marketing Campaigns for 2019

Small Business CEO

If you’re looking toward 2019 wondering what you can do differently from last year, you certainly aren’t alone. … The post 5 Ways to Instantly Modernize Your Marketing Campaigns for 2019 appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. Reassessing your tactics is always a smart move, after all. Think about it. You don’t want be the out-of-touch business on the block that looks like they’re stuck in 2008 because they refuse to change. The reality, though?

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More Small Businesses Turning to Online Lenders for Financing

Small Business Labs

The Federal Reserve recently released its 2019 Small Business Credit Survey.    A key finding is the use of online lending sources by small businesses is rapidly expanding.    As the study chart below shows (click to enlarge), in 2018 32% of small businesses seeking credit applied to an online lender. This is up from just 19% in 2016.

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Payroll Tips for Starting 2019 Right

Small Business CEO

… The post Payroll Tips for Starting 2019 Right appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. Payroll tasks take up around 5 hours per week for a small business owner. This time, while well-spent, could be better spent elsewhere. All small business owners who run payroll know just how much of a challenge it can be unless they’re accountants with prior experience. Start the Year With Employee Categorization. Employee categorization is essential to start the year.

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To Deepen the Relationship, Meet in the Middle

Virtual Moxie

In any interaction with a client, there’s your space, her space, and the space between you that’s available to be shared.

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Podcasting Entering the Mainstream

Small Business Labs

  According to The Infinite Dial 2019 , an annual survey conducted by Edison Research and Triton Digital, more than half of all adult Americans have listened to one.   Medium's 10 Big Takeaways from 2019's Infinite Dial Research covers the study in more detail. In case you hadn't heard, podcasting is booming. 

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The Most Common Professions of Skilled Freelancers Working for Businesses

Small Business Labs

To help with this problem, the MBO Partners 2019 Client of Choice study used natural language processing tools to help categorize independent workers who provide services to businesses.   MBO Partners is client of Emergent Research and we worked on 2019 Client of Choice study. We're often asked what the most popular professions are for freelancers and independent workers. This is not as easy a question to answer as it seems.

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The Assistant growth mindset

Practically Perfect PA

How do you feel when someone gives you feedback at work? Are you open to feedback, or do you feel defensive? What happens when you have challenges at work? Do you face them head-on, or do you avoid the situation? As Assistants, we often come up against misconceptions about the role.

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The Great Risk Shift - and Economic Insecurity - Continues

Small Business Labs

" Reinforcing this, the Federal Reserve just released their 2019 Survey of Household Economics and Decsionmaking study.  "Risk shift" is the trend towards economic and other risks - and the responsibility for risk management - being shifted from institutions to individuals.    Examples include corporations shifting more responsibility for retirement, career planning and healthcare to their employees and governments reducing social safety net programs.

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What Control Means to the Self-Employed

Small Business Labs

  As a follow-up, the chart below (click to enlarge) is from the Freshbooks 2019 Self-Employment in America Report. Our article yesterday covered a study showing how work autonomy and control resulted in mental health benefits for the self-employed.  It illustrates how those who are self-employed define control. It comes down to control over the when, where, what and how of their work. The self-employed often have a lot of control over these factors.

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