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4 Ways You Can Make Money Online By Selling Old Stuff

Dumb Little Man

Yard sales are one of the most famous ways to sell your old stuff, but it is one of the most excruciating parts of selling anything. Nowadays, several online platforms have made it super easy for you to sell old stuff and make a quick buck. There are a few methods that I’ve tried personally and would like to share with you all so that you can get rid of your clutter in a really beneficial way.

2018 181

Five great books about verbal communication

Practically Perfect PA

If you look at any job application for an Assistant role, you will find something about communication skills. It is a must-have in our profession. Well, we have to communicate efficiently with our Executives, we have to interact with loads of different people from all walks of life and different levels within the business. […]. Core Competencies admin administrators assistants Books Communication EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant

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More Americans Facing a Rent Burden

Small Business Labs

Nearly 43 million U.S. households rented their homes in 2016, which is about 9.3 million more than in 2004.    And according to the Pew Research study  American Families Face a Growing Rent Burden , 38% of these households are "rent burdened" Pew defines rent burdened as any renter household that spends more than 30% of their income on rent. Being rent burdened means having less money for other expenses or savings.

2018 148

Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day!

Office Dynamics

A message from Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International: Happy Administrative Professionals’ Day! The team at Office Dynamics is grateful for each and every one of you. You have enriched our lives, challenged us to think big, and honor us by supporting our work. There is no greater joy for us than to serve you. It is my hope that you will always hold your head up high in this profession.

One Simple Trick to Get Rid of the #1 Workplace Productivity Killer

Dumb Little Man

Coworkers, emails, phone calls, customers or clients…. The amount of things that can distract us from our responsibilities in a work day is enormous. Normally, we don’t resist these distractions and we end up switching over to them because want to. This kind of multi-tasking kills our ability to be productive. Scientific studies have shown that we lose 40% of our time due to switching between tasks. That means that we’re losing 16 hours of our work week by multitasking alone.

2018 174

What makes the Virtual Summit different?

Practically Perfect PA

Last weekend I was reading through some posts on an Executive Assistant Facebook Group and on the EA’s had written a post about the training available for Assistants. In the post, she said that she didn’t know what training to attend because it all seemed pretty similar. There are training sessions, conferences, webinars, roundtables, retreats, […].

2018 130

Startup Raises $20 Million to Build an Electronics Manufacturing Plant in San Francisco

Small Business Labs

San Francisco is not a cheap place to locate a business, especially a manufacturing business. It's one of the world's most expensive real estate markets and has some of the highest labor costs in the U.S.    But despite these issues, electronic circuit board manufacturer Tempo has raised $20 million to fund the building of a 42,000 square foot plant in San Francisco. The reason this makes sense is Tempo's target market. 

2018 148

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How to Vape Safely: 12 Tips and Tricks

Dumb Little Man

Vaping has taken the world by storm with more and more people getting interested in it and buying their own vaping kits. While this can be a safer alternative than smoking, it comes with its own hazards. Discover these tips and tricks on how to vape safely so you can continue to enjoy your vaping experience. Charge Your Device with the Manufacturer’s Charger.

2018 162

You think you know Travelodge?

Practically Perfect PA

Travelodge has been around for 33 years, and so it’s a well-known brand BUT not a brand that many people REALLY know – it’s grown and changed almost unrecognisably since it became Britain’s first budget hotel chain in 1985 and we bet it’s not the Travelodge you think you know… TLQF (Travelodge Quick Facts) 546 […]. Core Skills Featured Sponsored posts Travel admin administrators assistants business travel Career EA Events Executive Assistant Office manager Virtual Assistant

2018 126

Most Small Business Owners Positive About Automation Technology (Including its Impact on Employment)

Small Business Labs

Despite all the noise about an automation and A.I. driven jobless future, small business owners are mostly positive about automation technology. They're even positive about how automation technology will impact their firm's staffing levels. Intuit and Emergent Research (that's us) recently conducted a survey asking small business owners their views on the impact automation technology will have on their business over the next 5 years.

2018 146

Optimize Office Efficiency by Regularly Maintaining Equipment

Eco-Office Gals

Running a business or even maintaining an office can be a costly proposition. The average office building will spend roughly 19 percent of their total expenditures on energy alone — and between 54 and 71 percent of that just on lighting, heating and cooling. You can help to reduce these costs by regularly maintaining your equipment. What effect does maintaining equipment have on your energy costs, and how can you set up a regular maintenance schedule to keep your equipment more efficient?

5 Easy Ways To Save Money

Dumb Little Man

No matter how well we’re told the economy is doing, we still quite often feel financially squeezed. From rent to the price of dinner, various living costs can take their toll on our bank accounts and leave us with precious little left over at the end of the month. These days, even getting by requires you to manage your money well – so if you want to save money then it’s crucial you look into ways to cut your budget. That’s unless you plan on winning the lottery , of course.

2018 159

Administrative Professionals’ Week

Office Dynamics

A message from Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International: This is a very special week for the more than 4.5 million administrative professionals in the USA. Actually, this week is celebrated all over the world. I’d like to acknowledge all the great administrative assistants, executive assistants, and the more than 40+ titles that represent the group that holds organizations together.

5 Ways to Fix Workplace Drama

On The Job

If you feel like your workplace has more drama than an episode of "Grey's Anatomy," it may be time to think about how such turmoil affects your career and whether you need to make some changes in your own behavior. Workplace drama can come in many different forms, from the gossiping colleague to the co-worker who yells (or cries) when under stress. Such an environment hurts productivity, teamwork and creativity, and can eventually lead to employees leaving.

2018 141

Your Email App is Not Your To Do List


Let me get this out of the way: Emails do not always include tasks within them. I want to clarify this point because it’s important to recognize that when you receive an email, it may not require any further action. It may just be a piece of information that stands on its own. You may want to create a task based on the email, such as a follow-up or a reminder to review the contents of the email. But the email itself is not a task.

2018 64

How To Work And Travel The World: 10 Helpful Tools

Dumb Little Man

The difference between office and remote jobs is not in the place of work but in the freedom and responsibility. There is no boss who forces you to work and pays the salary at the end of the month. On the contrary, remote workers get paid only for what they actually do. The competition is harsh: there are millions of orders and potential executors so you have to fight for your client. Three years ago, I left my office job and after a few attempts, I decided to stick to online marketing.

2018 158

Are You An Aspiring Writer?

Office Dynamics

Are you an aspiring writer? What about an aspiring writer involved in the administration field? Are you looking to add to your writing experience? Well, you’re in luck! Office Dynamics is looking to add a few guest bloggers that would love to share their ideas, knowledge, and creativity with our audience. Office Dynamics has always felt the importance of having YOUR voice heard and this is a great way for us to help!

2018 123

Idioms and Expressions That Refer to Eating

Daily Writing Tips

This post discusses a number of idiomatic expressions that refer literally or figuratively to consuming food and include some form of the word eat. To say that someone will eat someone else for breakfast is to convey that the first person will easily defeat the other in whatever competition or rivalry they are engaged in.

2018 63

How to Use Charity to Develop Your Brand

Small Business CEO

Americans are the most charitable people in the world. Private philanthropy in the US has the size of around 1.4% of the country’s GDP, which is almost twice as much as the next most charitable country in the world, Canada. 67% of American households donate an average of 4% of their incomes to charity. photo credit: RunSociety / Flickr. With 71% of total charitable donations, individuals are the biggest charity donors in the country.

2018 66

Building Your Personal Brand: 3 Ways To Stand Above The Noise

Dumb Little Man

When people think about brands it’s easy to picture the titans of industry. The Apple’s, Amazon’s, Walmart’s, Coke’s and Google’s of the world are established brands that customers gravitate towards. However, you don’t have to be part of a big-name company to establish a strong personal brand. In today’s ever more competitive business landscape, it’s even more important to differentiate yourself from your competitors.

2018 157

The Workcation Weekend with Holly Worton


On this episode of the podcast, I spoke with Holly Worton. Holly helps entrepreneurs dissolve their blocks and limiting beliefs around money and success. We discussed how Holly has a “Workcation Weekend” at a hotel once per month and uses this time to write books, rebrand her website and more. Here are a few highlights from the show: How Holly uses what she calls “hyperfocus” by freeing herself from distraction.

2018 43

7 Surprising Reasons Public Safety Is At Risk In 2018

Dumb Little Man

Public safety is (and has always been) a major concern. Moving into 2018 and the future, there are many possible new public safety risks that companies and individuals need to be aware of. Are you aware of all the issues faced by the public today? Ready to learn more about a handpicked selection of them? Let’s dive right into it! Glitches in The System. If anything can affect our safety and security in the future, it has to be glitches in the system.

2018 208

Using Augmented Reality Tech To Save Collaboration

Dumb Little Man

We’ve all been to meetings that could have been emails. You walk in and everyone is sitting around the table with their laptops in front of them and their phones in their hand. No one is really interacting in a way that could not be done from their desks. Why even have the meetings then? There are plenty of ways to collaborate if you aren’t in the same physical space. The art of in-person collaboration is slowly being lost, and there’s a chance that augmented reality tech can save it.

2018 158

10 Link Building Strategies That Deliver

Dumb Little Man

Link-building strategies form, without a doubt, the backbone of any successful SEO and organic reach. But in the complexity of choosing the best methods, how do we know which ones work best? In this article, we have chosen 10 of the most effective link-building strategies that can actually improve your site’s ranking and conversion. Skyscraper technique. Via Find link-worthy content. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel when it comes down to content creation.

2018 164

Does a Virtual Office Address Help Your Branding?

Small Business CEO

A Virtual Address definitely helps you to improve your branding efforts. The toughest part of running a lean SME is that you just can’t budget for an office in a prestigious area of the city. Also, when a business does have a great office location and it comes time to expand into new areas; lease expenses, among other things can become a huge hurdle.

2018 57

4 Steps To Supercharge Your Business Focus

Small Business CEO

Sometimes the best thing that you can do for your business is learning how to focus. Focus on the little things that matter. Focus on your broader picture in context. Focus on your target audience. Focus on your budget. All of these things can be made better by analytically figuring out what parts are the most important, and then aiming your business trajectory squarely in the middle.

2018 53

Finding Your Flavour – How to Get Into the World of Hospitality

Small Business CEO

The hospitality industry is all about the relationship between a guest and a host. If you’re looking to get into the food and beverage world, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind before taking out a loan or making a large investment. Photo credit: [link]. Find Your Size. The food and beverage industry offers a wide variety of opportunities for businesses of all sizes. Choosing which size is best for you can be a huge factor in your success and longevity in the industry.

2018 52

What Does Web Application Penetration Mean

Small Business CEO

Web Application Penetration Testing is the procedure which uses penetration testing methods on a web app to find vulnerabilities. The process uses either manual or automated tests to spot any vulnerability, security issues, or threats to web applications. Using any of the known malicious attacks, the tester shows and mimics attacks from the attacker’s point of view — such as using SQL injection testing.

2018 50

Top 5 Payment Methods One Can Use For Buying Traffic

Small Business CEO

Traffic providing to the website has become a serious business. A mix of paid and organic traffic is required for promoting the website to achieve the desired results. Page views buying is a common phenomenon followed by the content driven web properties to attract the customers in large numbers.

2018 48

Lawsuits For or Against You and Your Business

Small Business CEO

Even though you would probably prefer that your business never gets involved in any lawsuit, there are lots of different instances where it can happen. Sometimes they’re your fault. Sometimes they are not. But, at least having a basic set of information about what lawsuits mean coming from you or going away from you as a business entity makes sense on a practical level. You need to know about lawsuits on defense and offense.

2018 47

How Do We Adopt ITIL Outside IT?

Small Business CEO

“Can you adopt ITIL outside of IT” was the first question when I interviewed for a service desk job 4 years ago. “No, No, ITIL is specifically designed for IT”, was my innocent answer back then. It sounded like a crazy idea, then, when I didn’t have a clear understanding of how businesses run. My bookish knowledge told me that ITIL was meant only for IT, and other departments probably had their own best practice framework. How very wrong I was….

2018 46

Top Considerations for Mobile App Development for SMBs

Small Business CEO

Smartphones are an essential tool in most people’s day to day routine. Have to keep organized? Use your calendar app. Need to get to a meeting across town? Drop the location in your GPS app and head off. Trying to find the best local eatery? Hit up Yelp. The bottom line is consumers’ smartphones are their modern-day Yoda. It’s the first place they turn to make a decision. And, this is precisely the reason why your SMB cannot afford to be without a branded mobile app.

2018 43

3 Ways to Transform Your Small Retail Space to Increase Footfall & Sales

Small Business CEO

A small retail space is an ideal choice for budget-constrained business owners as they don’t require a significant investment. However, making the most out of the area can be challenging, from making checkout convenient for shoppers to having enough ample space for your items. The good news is, with some creative hacks, you can make your small retail space look bigger and create unique experiences for the visitors. Below are some ideas. Consider Tablet-Equipped POS.

2018 43

FHA Loans for Small Business Owners

Small Business CEO

When you own a small business, the phrase “home sweet home” can also mean “business sweet business” as everything overlaps. If you have a home-based business or have money tied up in developing your startup, it can be challenging to get a mortgage. For small business owners, a Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loan is an alternative option to conventional mortgage plans. Those who don’t qualify for a mortgage may qualify for an fha loan.

2018 43

Incentives and Workplace Strategies to Motivate Your Staff

Small Business CEO

The average employee spends more time in the office than they do sleeping or enjoying time with their friends and family. When they spend that much time in the workplace, it is only natural that it is going to impact their mood and willingness to perform efficiently. As a productive worker is the biggest asset you can have as a business owner, finding ways to keep them motivated is a must.

2018 43