May, 2020

10 Helpful Tips To Improve Your Microbiome

Dumb Little Man

Your gut is home to trillions of little bugs known as microbes. Now, before you go chugging pesticide, you should know that these various bacteria, yeast, and fungi are actually pretty useful. They are the first living beings we encounter in the womb, even helping us form our immune system!

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Will COVID-19 Cause Older Small Business Owners to Close Their Businesses?

Small Business Labs

According to the research firm Barlow Research Associates , the average small business owner is 60 years old. And as the Barlow chart below shows (click to enlarge), almost 40% are aged 65 or older.    This raises an interesting question. 

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Future-Proof Your Career by Developing Project Management Skills

Eat Your Career

Did you know that the typical office professional spends about 80% of his or her time working on projects? Research suggests this number is only going to increase in the future. If you think about it, you can quickly see why. Tasks (or single-step operational to-do items) are easily automated.

Side Gig Ideas to Supplement Your Home Business during the Pandemic

Tips From T. Marie

Has the current pandemic had an adverse effect on your home business income? Even though self-employed individuals are now eligible for unemployment via the pandemic unemployment assistance program, it may not be a fit for everyone.

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The ultimate tech guide for Personal and Executive Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Most of us that have been working in the PA industry for a while now will have heard of the phrase ‘the tech-savvy assistant’. It might have cropped up on your job specs and been discussed during your most recent job interview. It is so important for Assistants to have a good grasp of [.].

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How to Empower Your Employees

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Empower Your Employees appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Empowerment as a term is widely used and often misinterpreted; as a genuine action, it is difficult to put into practice.

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How to Uncover Secret Personal Strengths You Never Knew You Had

Dumb Little Man

If someone asked you to write down your best friend’s personal strengths and then write down your own, chances are, your friend’s list would be twice as long as yours. This isn’t abnormal at all, as we typically find it easier to identify others’ personal strengths than our own.

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Time and The Mind: Shifting Your Time Management Mindset (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of Time and The Mind: Shifting Your Time Management Mindset. Date : Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Time : 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern.

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Will the Pandemic Destroy Small Businesses?

Tips From T. Marie

Here in the State of Maine, as in much of the country, a vocal group of people are demanding our state open for business. They claim that the shutdown is going to kill small Maine businesses.

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Getting the basics right: Personal and Executive Assistant Key Tasks

Practically Perfect PA

There are a lot of critical responsibilities for Assistants. During the day, Assistants have to do so many different things, so their skills and tasks are incredibly varied. For new Assistants, it is hard to know where to start. Getting the basics right: Personal and Executive Assistant Key Tasks.

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Being Resilient During Turbulent Times

Office Dynamics

Have you ever come across someone whose decorum is composed amidst the chaos? Their organizational skills, attitude, and outlook seem unscathed. It’s likely that the person you see before you developed those traits over time and has chosen to be resilient regardless of what lies ahead.

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How to Make Home a Better Place to Relax and Work Remotely

Dumb Little Man

Most of us are used to making our homes a place of rest and our office a place of work. However, there are circumstances where we are forced to work from home instead. And of course, there are some of us who just wish to work remotely. After all, there are solid perks in doing that.

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Facebook Announces Facebook Shops

Small Business Labs

This week Facebook announced Facebook Shops , which it describes as "a mobile-first shopping experience where businesses can easily create an online store on Facebook and Instagram."

How to Focus with an “Open Door” Policy (Video)

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 Librar y. A participant asks: My question is about how to take time for professional development in the midst of a busy work day.

How to Prepare the Room for Your Speech or Presentation

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Prepare the Room for Your Speech or Presentation appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Think about the time invested in preparing a great speech: research, organization, practice, preparing a slide presentation, etc.

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How to Make Working From Home Sustainable

Eco-Office Gals

Sustainability is one of the most important goals for individuals and businesses around the world. If you’re working from home, you’re already on the right track to a sustainable workplace.

2020 141

How Assistants Can Adapt to Change

Office Dynamics

A natural reaction to change is fear of the unknown. Many assistants would much rather stay in their comfort zones where they feel safe and secure. However, change is a must if we want to grow in our careers, in our relationships, and as a person.

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Ransomware Attack: Everything You Need To Know To Stop It

Dumb Little Man

All businesses — whether they are large corporations, governments, or small organizations — are always at a high risk of being attacked by hackers and cybercriminals aiming to steal your money. According to a report in 2019, cyberattacks have an increase of 235%.

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Number of U.S. Nonemployer Businesses Continued to Grow in 2018

Small Business Labs

According to the  U.S. Census,  the number of   nonemployer small businesses increased to 26,485,532 in 2018, up 3% from 2017.    Nonemployers are businesses that have an owner but don't have paid traditional full or part-time employees (W2 employees).

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Task vs. Project: What’s the Difference? (Video)

Eat Your Career

This video is an excerpt from a live training webinar hosted by Chrissy Scivicque, Career Coach & Corporate Trainer. The full video and worksheet are available in the Career Success Library. The topic of this webinar was, “How to Speak the Language of Project Management.”

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8 Characteristics of a Good Team Leader

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 8 Characteristics of a Good Team Leader appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Effective teamwork is a critical aspect in all types of organizations. Team members should be completely comfortable working with each other in order to give the best to whatever they do.

2020 141

30 Day Challenge: Make A List of 30 Day Challenges

Simple Productivity Blog

Faced with a difficulty in finding ideas for my own 30 day challenges, I decided to challenge myself to make my own list. 30 ideas for 30 days. The post 30 Day Challenge: Make A List of 30 Day Challenges appeared first on Laura Earnest. 30 Day Challenge

2020 130

Timely and Effective Communication Strategies for Assistants

Office Dynamics

We all know that communication is the cornerstone of any organization’s success. It is even more important in times of crisis. So how can you effectively communicate with your executive, colleagues, and partners while being sensitive to interpretations and time constraints?

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The Simplest Hack to Be Your Most Organized Self

Dumb Little Man

Finding a good system to be organized can be intimidating. There are so many options! Useful tips on how to get your life together are all over the internet. From minimalist planners to detailed systems, something is bound to draw you in.

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U.S. Census Pulse Survey Finds Small Businesses Getting Slammed

Small Business Labs

The U.S. Census has created a Small Business Pulse survey to track and measure how small businesses are faring during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Is It Okay to Talk About a Former Boss? (Video)

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 Librar y.

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7 Best Grammar Checker Apps

Daily Writing Tips

Do you struggle with spelling and grammar? Even if you’re a native English speaker, there might well be grammatical rules that confuse you – and you may find that you spend a lot of time poring over your draft text, trying to figure out what needs to be edited.

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30 Day Challenge Wrapup: A Picture A Day

Simple Productivity Blog

During May, my challenge was to take a picture a day. I shared these pictures on Instagram with the tag #le30day. Here are the results. The post 30 Day Challenge Wrapup: A Picture A Day appeared first on Laura Earnest. 30 Day Challenge

2020 130

Self-Management and Personal Care

Office Dynamics

Many assistants hear self-management and perceive it as the ability to not rely on their executive to move forward with projects. After all, the ability to think on your feet comes with the job title of an assistant. Self-management is more than being self-sufficient.

2020 158

Five Steps to Making The Right Decision For You

Dumb Little Man

Are you struggling with a big decision? Or, maybe you’re just feeling stagnant, not sure which way to turn? It’s unsettling not to know. It can be draining and frustrating. The answer isn’t in thinking about it more. It’s not talking with yet another person about what to do. The answer is within you.

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Most People Want to Continue Working From Home, Just Not Full-Time

Small Business Labs

Lots of work from home (WFH) surveys have been conducted over the past month.    And one of the most consistent findings of these studies is most people want to continue to work from home, but most of those only want to work from home part-time.

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How to Speak the Language of Project Management

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of Career Advancement for Administrative Professionals. Date : Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Time : 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern.

Is Remote Work Good for Your Career?

On The Job

Since people began working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic, much has been written about how this is a trend here to stay -- more of us will now work from home and our companies will love it because workers will be more productive and it will save on commercial real estate costs. Hold on.

2020 151

Why Productivity Still Matters

Simple Productivity Blog

In a world where everything has changed, and we all have a lot more time on our hands, does productivity still matter? What passed for productivity before is not relevant, but true productivity still matters.

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Common Grammar Mistakes that Undermine Your Credibility

Office Dynamics

Now more than ever, clarity in communication is important. We’re all adapting to more virtual meetings and a great deal more email communication. Documents that were discussed around a meeting table and then edited by a single person now make their way to multiple colleagues via email.

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Social Learning as a Way to Foster Productivity in the Workplace

Dumb Little Man

In one way or another, social learning has been part of our lives for a long time. We spend a large amount of time at work. During this time, we are bound to learn from our colleagues and get a chance to talk on mutual topics of interest.

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The Recession's Economic Damage is Widespread

Small Business Labs

Yesterday we covered a series of recent articles saying it will take 2-3 years for the economy to recover to pre-pandemic levels. One reason for this view is almost all industries are being negatively impacted by the recession. Illustrating this is the BLS's employment diffusion index.

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