September, 2021

The Independent Worker Surge

Small Business Labs

After falling by 7% in 2020 due to the pandemic, the number of independent workers (freelancers, independent contractors, gig workers, etc.) rose to 51.1 million in 2021, an unprecedented 34% increase. This is the key finding from MBO Partners 2021 State of Independence research study.

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3 Pages Your Business Website Absolutely Positively Needs

Tips From T. Marie

Congrats for deciding to start a work from home business! But before you quit your day job, make sure your website is up to par and ready to attract clients. Your website is the introduction of your business to the world.

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The Number of Digital Nomads Surged Again in 2021

Small Business Labs

The pandemic-driven seismic shift to remote led to continued strong growth in the number of American digital nomads in 2021. The MBO Partners 2021 State of Independence research study found that 15.5

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How assistants can learn to improve business processes

Practically Perfect PA

How Assistants can learn to improve business processes In this post, we will look at how Assistants can learn to improve business processes. Have you ever taken time to analyse your business processes, or do you just ‘do’ them without thinking? Do you ever notice any of your teams’ processes [.].

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Elevating the Virtual Interviewing Experience

How do you break through the digital barrier when conducting a virtual interview and share your exceptional self? Think in unconventional ways to elevate the virtual interviewing experience.

Always Reveal Gifts to Clients Instead of Flaws

Virtual Moxie

Never spin a story. Spinning is absolutely the same as lying. Yet, it’s not untruthful to uncover and expose the other side of, well, anything. It’s the classic glass half empty or glass half full analogy; the glass may be half empty (truth), but it’s equally true to say that the glass is half full.

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The Professional Puzzle – Becoming a Stellar Administrative Assistant

Office Dynamics

Becoming a stellar administrative assistant is the product of hard work, dedication, and a thoughtful approach. Continue reading. Admin Assistant Training Communication Skills Executive And Assistant Partnership Multiple Managers

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4 Ways to Handle a Colleague Who Yells at You

On The Job

Have you ever had someone yell at you at work? It's not fun. It's happened to me, and I can tell you that it was not a pleasant experience. What should you do if a colleague yells at you while on the job? You need to: 1. Stand up for yourself.

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Moment House and the Blending of Social Media and Digital Entertainment Experiences

Small Business Labs

Moment House is a live streaming, interactive social media platform for digital entertainment. Newly launched in 2020, Moment House has produced over 700 concerts, called “moments,” selling one million tickets through its platform.

Feeling undervalued and how to make a change

Practically Perfect PA

Feeling undervalued and how to make a change One of the many challenges that I often hear from Assistants is that their Executives and the wider organisation does not understand the role and the work that Assistants undertake.

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Moxie Tip #10: Goal!

Virtual Moxie

Keep your focus on what you want and WHO you want in your practice. If you don’t know, or you don’t pay attention, how can you reasonably expect to manifest it? The post Moxie Tip #10: Goal! appeared first on AssistU. Moxie Tips

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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.

6 Creative Ways to Solve a Problem


Creative problem-solving strategies separate forward-moving solutions from quick fixes. Truly an art, creative strategies address challenges by guiding you to see challenges in a whole new light. Can crisis equal opportunity?

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Get That Promotion! Strategies for Career Advancement

Eat Your Career

Date : Wednesday, September 29. Time : 11:00 AM Pacific / 12:00 PM Mountain / 1:00 PM Central / 2:00 PM Eastern. So you want to advance your career? Better get in line…you’re not the only one!

Want to hire great people and keep them from quitting? 4 strategies that work


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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Why You Need to Let Your Top Performer Go

On The Job

As a manager, would you let your top performer go to another department without a fight? Probably not. Most managers aren't going to let their best employee waltz off to work for another manager.

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How to keep emotions under control in confrontational situations

Practically Perfect PA

How to keep emotions under control in confrontational situations While working as an Assistant and in the early days of running Practically Perfect PA, if I could avoid confrontation, I would. It didn't serve me well. Because when I did have to speak to someone about a difficult subject, [.].

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Information You Need Cannot Be Optional For Your Client

Virtual Moxie

In your virtual assistance practice, having an intake process which, in part shares how you work, and that also collects information about the client (contacts, preferences, systems, etc.) so that you can provide quality care is smart to have.

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You Will Survive: 8 Strategies to Overcome New Entrepreneur Anxiety


Close your eyes and imagine stepping onstage to deliver your first TED Talk. It’s one of the most important moments of your career… only you forgot your pants. Feel that weight in your stomach? That same wide-eyed, what have I done?

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You’ve Been Running Your Home Business the Wrong Way: Here Are Tips To Change the Game


By now, you may have realized that your home-based business is not exactly living up to expectations. You might be wondering why this is and what you can do about it.

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Could the ways you cope with stress be undermining you? Here are healthier ways to respond


Good Anxiety is the title of the new book from NYU neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki PhD — but it’s one that will surprise those of us who think of anxiety as strictly bad news.

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What New Managers Must Know to Succeed

On The Job

Sometimes new bosses are groomed for the role within the company or during their time with another employer. They receive advice and training and are even mentored by more experienced managers. They learn what works and what doesn't.

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How to Build an Effective Business Strategy

Small Business CEO

A business strategy is a company’s roadmap for achieving its market goals. It introduces a set of principles that shape a company’s priorities, decisions, and actions. Simply put, it outlines how your business will compete with a product or a service in a particular market.

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Moxie Tip #13: Model Your Ethics

Virtual Moxie

One of the hallmarks of a terrific and successful Virtual Assistant is not only having great ethics, but modeling them for her clients. Isn’t leading great? :). The post Moxie Tip #13: Model Your Ethics appeared first on AssistU. Moxie Tips

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How to Prevent Burnout


Burnout is a common topic these days. Whether you’ve hit the wall juggling pandemic childcare while working from home or just have a general feeling of yuck about the world, burnout has become a familiar companion in our lives.

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Bitcoin Is Now Legal Tender In A Country On Planet Earth

Brilliantly Better

It took about 11 years until a project started on some mailing list after the big 2008 crisis stormed our planet.

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How to get better at receiving feedback 


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. For leaders at any level, the single best way to grow is to lead and then get feedback.

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Recruit CRM's Recruitment Entrepreneurs Series Ft. Arjun Lall

Recruit CRM

Arjun Lall , the Co-Founder of Rocket considers himself not a conventional recruitment entrepreneur since he doesn't have a full-blown recruitment background but has taken his AI-enhanced recruitment agency to a whole new level with his sharp entrepreneurial mindset.

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How  to Scale Your Business

Small Business CEO

If you’ve launched a successful business, it’s because you’ve mastered the basics of entrepreneurship, marketing, customer acquisition, and team management.

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Should You Agree to Requests for Sample Work From Potential Clients?

Virtual Moxie

Call them sample projects, test projects, or anything else you like…as a professional virtual assistant, should you do them if asked by a potential client? My opinion is a big, fat nope. And it’s not only because you deserve to be paid for your work, which you clearly do.

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Resilience Stories: After Her Father Was Deported, She Bought and Expanded His New Jersey Restaurant


The morning was like any other , the monotony of life so quickly forgotten: wake up, shower, coffee, drive to work, rinse, repeat. Such was the first hour or so of Lizeth Morales’ daybreak on Feb. 27, 2012.

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Top 10 Best Financial Resources for Women

Bonnie Low-Krayman

By Bonnie Low-Kramen. The pandemic has hit everyone hard and when it comes to finances, and it has hit women especially hard as many had to leave the workforce either temporarily or permanently.

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Could tiny homes be the adorable, affordable and sustainable housing that our planet needs? Maybe


Since 1950, the average size of a new single-family home in the US has more than doubled from around 950 square feet to over 2,000 square feet–and new constructions in Canada, New Zealand and Australia are similarly supersized.

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Ep 132: It’s Lonely at the Top (For Assistants Too)

Go Burrows

Do you ever feel alone in your role as an assistant? Have you ever experienced dehumanizing moments as people seem to look through you, to your executive?

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Variable Rate Loans: How Much Do You Know

Small Business CEO

In variable-rate loans, the interest rates can either be locked in for a certain period, known as “locks” in the industry, or they can vary, much like the rates on conventional loans.

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Case Study: Recruit CRM Is Helping A Legal Recruitment Agency Hire Talent Seamlessly

Recruit CRM

The Founder and Director of Avimukta , Neha Sharma , with more than a decade long experience in the legal recruitment sector has enormous knowledge in the field and a wide network that includes some of the top organisations in the world has made her name quite big in the recruitment and staffing industry.

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10 Quick Tips to Start Building Your Legacy


Talk about it. Our differences don’t have to divide us. By communicating with one another and being open to shifting perspectives, we can create positive change. Start a conversation today, and keep it going. Read: The SUCCESS Interview: Carmelo Anthony on Business and Social Action. Reset.

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