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8 Leadership Skills Students Need For Becoming A Successful Entrepreneur

Dumb Little Man

As a college student, the information you learn from textbooks will not be all that you need to find entrepreneurial success after graduation. The skills you acquire and develop just to make it to graduation will prove essential as you enter the post-graduation phase of life.

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Side Giggers and Independent Workers in Super Bowl Ads

Small Business Labs

We haven't seen all the Super Bowl ads yet, but we know independent workers will be featured in two of them. Squarespace's ad (below) features Dolly Parton singing 5-9, a take off on her hit song and movie 9-5.    It shows a variety of side giggers pursuing their passions.

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Is your Executive a poor communicator?

Practically Perfect PA

Is your Executive a poor communicator? In a recent survey conducted in the UK, Hays recruitment found 43% of those surveyed said leaders needed to improve their communication skills.

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Planning Your Day When You Don’t Know How Much Time You Need To Do the Work

Virtual Moxie

When you have a cubic ton of things to handle, how do you plan your day when you have no idea how much time you need to do the work? It’s the bane of existence for maaaaany people, not just virtual assistants.

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Importance Of Virtual Support Staff To Your Business

Dumb Little Man

Gone are the days when virtual assistants (VAs) were thought of as some kind of internet-enabled secretaries. Known as multi-talented multitaskers, virtual assistants are now seen as highly-skilled, independent professionals who provide a variety of business services from a remote location.

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The Rapidly Growing Creator Economy

Small Business Labs

Axios' App rush: Talent over trash covers the growth of social media apps where the content is created by digital content creators who are getting paid.    Key quote: The big picture:  Creator-economy platforms like Patreon, Substack and OnlyFans are built around content makers who are paid. It's a contrast to platforms like Facebook that are mostly powered by everyday users’ unpaid posts and interactions.

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Podcast Episode 40: The Way to Pick What to Do Next

Simple Productivity Blog

In Chapter 2 of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity , David Allen spells out the four criteria model for choosing the next thing to do. He says that you choose what to do next based on (in this order) context, time available, energy and priority.

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These Are The Best Cybersecurity Tools For 2021

Dumb Little Man

In these modern times, each person dealing with business, work, or education is managing many platforms and tools requiring usernames and passwords.

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Communicating with Confidence

Eat Your Career

Communication is a complicated, multi-faceted skillset required for professional success. Unfortunately, it’s a tough one to master. More important than what you say is how you say it. All too often, messages are muddied because of insecurity, self-doubt and nerves. People don’t hear the words because the delivery is so distracting. Confidence has the power to enhance your communication in dramatic and surprising ways.

Freedom…The App That Has Given Me My Life Back

Simple Productivity Blog

For many years I have been on a media fast. I started about 8 years ago, when I realized that I was shouting at the radio on my way to work, and my anger and stress levels were constantly elevated. So I took a break.

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Sarcastic vs. Sardonic vs. Facetious

Daily Writing Tips

Reader ApK has asked for a discussion of the words sarcastic, sardonic , and facetious —. all examples of verbal irony. verbal irony : the expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.

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Choosing A Compatible Career Path In 5 Steps

Dumb Little Man

Choosing a career path is rarely easy, especially for the youngsters living in the era of growing automation. There are so many factors to consider and challenges to deal with that young specialists might get dizzy.

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The Virus That Killed The Modern State

Brilliantly Better

As time goes by, we are forced to accept the reality of a new normal. The global pandemic created by Covid-19 took with it not only millions of lives, but also deeply ingrained social structures. Among them, the modern state.

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A No Frills Zoom Interview with Allison Miller, Chief of Staff, Access Healthcare

Admin Awards

Allison Miller is Chief of Staff at Access Healthcare in Dallas, Texas, and the winner of the 2016 Colleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence in DFW.

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Here Are A Few Common Recruiting Terms Recruiters Must Know By Heart

Recruit CRM

These are the times when recruiting is practised through various staffing agencies and even taught as professional or full-fledged courses in universities globally.

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10 Signs You Are Ready For Marriage

Dumb Little Man

Getting married is a huge step in any relationship, and in your life. However much you and your partner are in love with each other, it is still normal to be nervous about taking this step, and even have doubts sometimes!

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The Daily Stroll To The End Of The World

Brilliantly Better

It’s still dark when I get up, because it’s still winter around here. You wouldn’t say, because temperature-wise we’re lucky, it’s a normal day, not too cold, not too hot.

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How technology changes our sense of right and wrong | Juan Enriquez

TED Talks

What drives society's understanding of right and wrong?

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5 Nuggets of Wisdom From Wilbert Wynnberg to Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Small Business CEO

There’s a common saying that “Nothing worth having ever comes easy”, and entrepreneurship takes that to the extreme. Unlike what’s shown on social media, entrepreneurship is not all about the supercars, luxury brands, and vacations in exotic locations.

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How To Overcome Gaps In Diversity In Business

Dumb Little Man

After decades of lean supply chains dominating business, 2020 has been the year of supply chain disruption. In February, 70% of US businesses were assessing their supplies, trying to figure out which items were in lockdown.

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The Case For Personal Rituals

Brilliantly Better

Until two weeks ago, my days were almost always starting like this: first, a short stretching session (I call it yoga, but it’s really just stretching), then 15 minutes of guitar practice, and then a short stroll to my coworking office, where I would also have my desayuno (double espresso and a custom-made tostada). After. Read more.

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How to get everyone to care about a green economy | Angela Francis

TED Talks

How do you get the environment to the top of everyone's priority list? You can't, says climate advocate Angela Francis -- but you can get them to care about improving their lives.

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Free Webinar: Fast Track Your Social Portfolio With LinkedIn – February 10, 2021

All Things Admin

Free Webinar: Fast Track Your Social Portfolio With LinkedIn. Presented by Julie Perrine, Founder & CEO of All Things Admin & Jaclyn Baldovin, Digital Media Strategist and Owner of Radiant Digital Solutions. Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Time: 12 p.m. EST / 9 a.m.

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What Should Recruiters Look For In CVs When Hiring For Remote Jobs?

Recruit CRM

In an age where laptops, high-speed internet connection and each day as a new startup gets ideated, it's honestly not surprising if recruiters come across candidates who're willing to dump traditionalism and pick up the new modern.

365 Days Writing Challenge – Checkpoint One

Brilliantly Better

Today is the 31st day of my 365 days writing challenge. Since the beginning of the year I published a blog post each day, which means, so far, that the challenge is going as planned. I thought it would be useful to have some sort of a checkpoint every month (or less frequent, if there. Read more.

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TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat -- and the rise of bite-sized content | Qiuqing Tai

TED Talks

Short videos -- 60 seconds or less, made and shared on apps like TikTok, Snapchat and Instagram -- are more than just a fun way to pass the time; they've transformed how we work, communicate and learn.

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Shining a Light on Black Assistants: It’s Not Black & White

Bonnie Low-Krayman

A Black History Month Collaboration by Bonnie Low-Kramen and Aaisha Joseph | February 1, 2021. Thanks to Contributors Spencer Casseus, Melba J.

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Three Smart Ways to Start Investing Your Money

Small Business CEO

It’s never too early to start investing your money. If you have some extra cash set aside, no matter how small or large the sum, it’s best that you put this to good use.

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Hit Hard And Settle In The Middle

Brilliantly Better

“Hit hard and settle in the middle” is an approach often seen in government decisions related to taxation, or some limitation of civil rights.

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How a geospatial nervous system could help us design a better future | Jack Dangermond

TED Talks

What if we could better understand the world's biggest challenges simply by looking at a map?

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When to Keep Going and When to Quit

The Brainy Gal

When you own a Virtual Assistance Business ( or any business, really ) - I promise - there will be times when things don't go as planned, and you will wonder if you should keep striving towards your goal. or simply, give up.

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How to Market Your Business on a Small Budget

Small Business CEO

It might seem like small businesses have to spend a fortune to advertise at events such as trade shows, fairs, and other local events. This, however, is not the case. Small businesses do not have to overpay for effective marketing materials.

Modern Hunters

Brilliantly Better

If you’ve read yesterday’s post, you now know that my morning rituals include a short walk to get a cup of coffee. I do this just to maintain some sort of a schedule scaffold, in this almost 3 weeks long de-facto lockdown that we’re experiencing in Valencia.

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When the world is burning, is art a waste of time? | R. Alan Brooks

TED Talks

Is art worth it? Hell yeah," says graphic novelist R. Alan Brooks -- art has the power to scare dictators, inspire multitudes and change hearts and minds across the world.

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The Most Important Part Of Life Is Always Hidden In The Dark

Brilliantly Better

There’s something about seeds that fascinates me deeply. Of course, there’s that unbelievable splitting of cells into a new life, all growing up seemingly from nothing, just light and soil and water. That in itself is a miracle.

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Why is Web Design so Important for Your Business?

Small Business CEO

When you have a business, it is vital that you try to attract people using a variety of different methods. In addition, you have to remember the importance of digital technology when it comes to marketing and operating your business.

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Are Your Personal Finances Drastically Impacting Your Startup Business?

Small Business CEO

The past year has been rough on everyone. However, even during difficult times, people decided to start new businesses. Some were forced into the decision due to layoffs, while others enjoyed staying at home and wanted more control over their work/life balance.