July, 2021

The Rise of Ecommerce Nomads

Small Business Labs

The Verge's Road-Tripping With Amazon Nomads looks at people who travel across the country looking for merchandise they can sell for a profit on Amazon.

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Why This is the Perfect Time to Say Goodbye to Your Boss

Tips From T. Marie

The pandemic taught us a lot of things. Some good, some not so good. One important thing that lockdowns and quarantines taught us is that just because business has always been done a certain way doesn’t mean it’s because it’s the best way.

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Moxie Tip #3: Being Away

Virtual Moxie

It’s important to have high standards around how you’ll handle times when you simply cannot work, whether that’s due to vacation, illness, or just a personal day. When deciding, think about the distinction between the words “depended on,” and “dependent on.”

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The Power of Giving Yourself Permission: Hot Mess to Awesomeness Show

Stephanie LH Calahan

It is easy to look at successful people and think that they always have it “together” and that their life is nothing but joy. But, everyone has points in their life that are messy.

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Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

Time Management Self-Assessment: Rate Your Skills!

Eat Your Career

I am a big believer in the power of self-awareness. All growth starts with understanding where you currently are. I am also passionate about all things related to time management. Recently, I wanted to assess my own skills in this area, so I did a personal inventory.

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Small Business Applications in May 2nd Highest Ever

Small Business Labs

May was yet another banner month for new business applications.    As the U.S. Census chart below shows (click to enlarge), 500,219 business applications were filed in May.    This was the second highest number of applications filed since this data was first collected in 2005.

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10 Things Exceptionally Successful People Do on the Weekends


It is one thing to be successful and it is another thing to be exceptionally successful. But to attain a high level of success, you have to be willing to put in the work. Because the theme of the modern-day careerist is this: How do you get more done in less time?

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Moxie Tip #1: Focus on Plan A

Virtual Moxie

In all areas of your life—life, work, relationships, money, business, etc., ditch your plan B. Nothing great comes from having a fall-back plan. Consider marriage. Anyone getting married knows that divorce is possible if she gets in and wants out.

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3 Things to Consider If You're Thinking of Quitting Your Job

On The Job

Are you ready to quit your job? If so, you're not alone. As we emerge from the pandemic, many people are looking at their jobs and thinking: "Is this the best I can do?"

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How to be a Leader When You Have Less Experience

Eat Your Career

This video is an excerpt from a live Q&A session with Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video is available in the Career Success Library.

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We all know people who just can’t apologize — well, here’s why


Since I started writing the “Dear Guy” column , I’ve received many letters from readers asking why some people in their lives just seem unable to apologize — even when they’re clearly in the wrong. Are they just stubborn?

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Combo Social Club/Coworking Space Soho House Went Public

Small Business Labs

The high-end combo social club/coworking space Soho House went public last week   under the name Membership Collective Group (ticker symbol MCG). Soho House is targeted mostly at creative professionals and has 30 current locations across the globe. 

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6 Steps to Discover Your True Self


To truly know yourself is the most important skill you can possess. When you know who you are, you know what you need to do instead of looking for permission from others. It allows you to bypass tons of frustration caused by putting time into the wrong things.

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Moxie Tip #4: Communication

Virtual Moxie

You cannot afford to under-communicate, or communicate late. If you’re worried that something you’ve done (or not done) will upset your client, not communicating will just make it worse. No matter what you need to say, communicate what needs to be said quickly.

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How to Get a Job After Military Service

On The Job

Women in the military who decide to transition into civilian life will find that their proven work ethic and dedication to getting a job done are valuable attributes to private-sector employers. But, challenges remain in finding work post-military.

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Overcoming an Overwhelming Workload

Eat Your Career

As a professional, it’s normal to be busy. You have a full to-do list and a jam-packed calendar. But what if you have TOO much going on? What if your workload has grown unmanageable? How do you deal with the reality of the work on your plate, without burning out or breaking down in the process?

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Why we need to consider switching to a 4-day workweek — now 


Iceland has made recent headlines by declaring the world’s largest ever trial of a shorter working week in the public sector a resounding success.

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It's Time to Upgrade U.S. Economic and Labor Statistics

Small Business Labs

Sometimes we post articles on topics few people are interested in.    This is such an article.      But you should be interested because the economic and labor data collected by government agencies no longer provide the information we need to properly understand and manage the U.S. economy. Over the past week several sources explained the problems with government data collection efforts and made suggestions on how to improve them.

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11 Strategies for Managing Stress


The root of stress management is realizing stress is information that we can examine and use, and the first step in understanding that data is becoming mindful of our stress and its impact upon us, says Kathleen Hall, founder of The Stress Institute in Atlanta.

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Moxie Tip #2: Spare Time

Virtual Moxie

Have high standards for your spare time, rather than consider it unmeaningful. Consider the time precious, and fill it with what matters to you. Don’t create spare time and fill it with more work. Instead, do what you love, always, in all ways.

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Tips for Women Re-entering the Workplace

On The Job

Traditionally, employment gaps on resumes have been a source of concern to hiring managers. Some recruiters assumed that people with resume gaps might be bad employees or undesirable — and therefore unhireable — for some other reason.

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Ep 122: Stephanie Slagle – Executive Operations Director at MountainSeed

Go Burrows

Stephanie Slagle serves as the Executive Operations Director to the President at MountainSeed. She joined MountainSeed in 2012 and has held various positions within the growing organization before transitioning into her current role in 2017.

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3 ways to create a work culture that brings out the best in people


This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of helpful advice from people in the TED community; browse through all the posts here.

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Forerunner Ventures on Solopreneur Commerce

Small Business Labs

Forerunner Ventures was founded about a decade ago with a focus on direct-to-consumer ecommerce brands.    And they've invested in some of the most successful companies in this space, including Bonobos, Warby Parker, Jet, Dollar Shave Club and others.

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4 Phases of Building a Team That Embraces Personality and Individual Differences


“Round up the usual suspects,” the gendarme ordered in the famous line from the movie Casablanca. And frequently, that’s how executives think when they create teams, committees or task forces.

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The Ten Commandments Of Managing Stress

Virtual Moxie

You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, not doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. — Max Ehrmann. Starting a new virtual assistant biz is stressful. No way around that.

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Has Mentoring Been Damaged by the #MeToo Movement?

On The Job

It's never been easy being female in the workplace, and, in 2021, that hasn't changed, especially if you are a woman who is looking for a male mentor in the post-#MeToo era.

Monday Moving Forward – Filtering Out The Noise

Brilliantly Better

Time to publish another installment of the weekly “Monday Moving Forward” series, a series in which we post, surprisingly, only Mondays, because that’s when we have more chances to feel unmotivated. Mondays have a bad reputation, and, to a certain extent, it’s justified.

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Charcoal may be great for barbecues — but it’s bad for the planet


In much of the world, barbecuing is practically synonymous with summer. And while some people grill with gas and electricity, many barbecue enthusiasts will tell you that grilling with charcoal gives their food with a particularly smoky flavor that just can’t be matched by the alternatives. .

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Axios on The Rise of "Third Workplaces"

Small Business Labs

The pandemic has accelerated many work trends. But the dramatic and rapid shift to remote work has probably been the most potent trend impacting the way businesses operate. 

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How to Turn Any Challenge into a Life-Changing Opportunity


On social media, there’s a graphic that’s been floating around for years about iconic people who weren’t always successful. Have you seen it? It’s called “ famous failures ” and shows nine legendary humans: Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Albert Einstein, Walt Disney, Steve Jobs and The Beatles.

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Moxie Tip #4: Communication

Virtual Moxie

You cannot afford to under communicate, or communicate late. If you’re worried that something you’ve done (or not done) will upset your client, not communicating will just make it worse. No matter what you need to say, communicate what needs to be said quickly.

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Winning at Calendar Tetris, Sponsored by Cabinet

Team ELS

This ELSx webinar is sponsored by Cabinet, the fastest scheduling software for executive assistants. Let’s face it: scheduling is a major part of the EA role. We must be fast, organized, and two steps ahead of our executives when it comes to managing their time.