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Increase Sales Leads With These Best Marketing Strategies

Dumb Little Man

You’ve got big dreams for your business. Unfortunately, your budget is in the opposite direction. And if you think you’re alone in this dilemma- you’re not. The majority of small companies are chartering the same waters. However, this doesn’t mean that there’s no way out. It just means you need to be smart if you want to outwit your bigger competitors.

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Is running your own VA business the new career progression for PAs?

Practically Perfect PA

The roles of Personal and Executive Assistants are changing. For many, that means increased responsibility and a role that’s evolved from the traditional one they first stepped into. Many EAs and PAs are therefore looking for viable alternatives, where they can be more in control of their working patterns and tasks – and running their own VA business is becoming a preferred career progression option. Is running your own VA business the new career progression for PAs?

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42% of Young Small Businesses Use Contract Workers

Small Business Labs

The U.S. Federal Reserve released the their Report on Startup Firms. This is the second in a series of reports based on their 2016 small business credit survey.    The focus of the report is credit experiences of startups with employees, which they define as firms 5 years old or younger that have at least one traditional full or part-time employee. Startup firms make up about one third of small employer firms.

2017 148

Tips and Tricks for Making Your Business Greener

Eco-Office Gals

Going green seems to be all the rage with businesses recently, with everyone from Coca-Cola to SC Johnson launching widely publicized environmental initiatives. The shift towards this greener way of doing business is occurring because of consumer demand, increased environmental awareness and because it saves money. If you’ve been wanting to green your business, but aren’t sure how to get started or looking for the next step in your environmental impact improvement process, keep reading.

2017 146

10 Things At Home That Are Making You Unwittingly Sick

Dumb Little Man

Can your house make you sick? Being sick can derail our life for a short period and depending on what you do for a living, it can really have an impact on your livelihood. It is something we all want to avoid, yet there are many things in our environment that put us at the risk of falling ill. And some of those things are in our own homes. From dirty door knobs to silverware, a lot of the things we have at home have the potential to become breeding grounds for bacteria.

2017 184

5 Ways People Dislike Your Emails (And Possibly You)

Practically Perfect PA

An interesting bit of research came to my attention recently, courtesy of the BBC website. It concerned the findings of Professor David De Cremer from Cambridge University’s Judge Business School who’d looked into the emotional undergrowth of office email (at least that’s how the BBC put it). From what he uncovered, Professor De Cremer highlighted 10 things many people do when sending an email, which could lead the recipient to dislike or even distrust them.

2017 155

Tech Jobs Moving to the Midwest

Small Business Labs

companies have long moved work overseas to save money. But a long emerging trend of moving work to lower cost areas of the U.S. instead of overseas appears to be gaining steam. The New York Times article  Hot Spot for Tech Outsourcing: The United States looks at the outsourcing of software development tasks to lower cost U.S. cities, mostly in the Midwest. Although lower cost U.S.

2017 147

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Career Versus Family: Do We Have to Choose?

Dumb Little Man

While women have always been scrutinized for choosing career over their families, today, the same can be said for men as well. This means that the social scales have tipped towards the middle. But, how can someone raise a family while nurturing a career? Here’s what you should consider when balancing work and family. Family status. The first question that anyone should ask themselves when considering a career over their family is what their current family status is like.

2017 180

Is Your Vocabulary Holding You Back?

On The Job

It doesn't matter if you work remotely, in an open office or on a assembly line.The way you speak can have a big impact on your career. Because a limited vocabulary may prompt you to stay quiet in meetings. Or, you may not understand what others are saying and so miss information from your boss or other senior leaders. In addition, at a time when all workers must continually improve their skills, a poor vocabulary could cause you to fall behind if you're required to read new material.

2017 126

Yes, Celebrity Dogs, Cats and Even Hedgehogs Have Agents

Small Business Labs

The Dog Agency is a talent management company focusing exclusively on animal influencers. By  By that we mean animals (mostly dogs and cats) with active online followers.    Key quote from the New York Times article This Instagram Dog Wants to Sell You a Lint Roller : There is now a talent agency based in New York that represents social-media celebrity animals.

2017 130

How to Make a Small In-Home Office Work for You

Productivity Bits

Working from home offers many benefits to those that simply don’t want to drag themselves to the office every day. For instance, you can create any type of office you want, maintain control over your schedule, and even be your own boss. Plus, your salary is seemingly limitless, you can take your work on the road with you, and you even avoid the sometimes petty office politics that swirl the office cubicles. Sounds appealing right?

10 Proven Ways To Build Your Personal Branding in 2018

Dumb Little Man

Admit it or not, if you want to do business, you’d want to do it with other people- not companies. Putting up a strong personal branding allows you to reach out to your clients more which, in effect, can dramatically boost conversion rates and sales. But, how exactly do you build a personal brand? Honestly, there’s no single formula that can make you successful overnight. It will take a lot of hard work and commitment before you can make it big in this kind of business.

2018 175

Why that Toxic A**Hole Gets to Keep His Job

On The Job

When you hear the word "toxic," are you filled with the warm fuzzies? Certainly not. When you hear the word, you think of poison. Maliciousness. But guess what? If you're in the workplace, you're probably exposed to toxicity not through some chemicals or bad water -- but because of the person sitting in the next cubicle. A new study released today by Fierce, Inc. finds that there are toxic people in workplace, and they're causing a lot of harm.

2017 118

Top 10 Writing Apps for Android Smartphones

Daily Writing Tips

Today’s modern writer doesn’t always have time to sit down at his desktop and write. With more and more writers living the digital nomad style, there is a major demand for technology that can help. If you are an Android user, here are 13 writing apps that you should know about. Dictionary.com App. This one is pretty self-explanatory. Even the best writers make spelling mistakes from time to time.

2017 77

How to Be Productive When You’re Sick and Tired

Productivityist

We can’t be running at 100 percent for 100 percent of the time. We need time to rest, recuperate, and recharge. There will be days when we feel under the weather (or worse). There will be days when we are wiped out from what the world has presented to us. We still have to show up, and, as Steven Pressfield says, “Do the work.”

2017 75

Neglecting Self Care: The Biggest Mistake I Made (And How You Can Avoid It)

Dumb Little Man

Whether it’s lack of capital, economy or just a bad idea, each business has its own reasons for failing. And even though I’d agree that those reasons are common, there is another insidious reason that can cause a business to fail. It’s neglecting self-care. Here’s why I believe in this and how you can avoid it in your own journey. You are your business. You are not patient enough. Your lack of patience is killing you and your need of things is killing you.”. Gary Vaynerchuk.

2017 165

Pet Boarding Video for Come Sit Stay in Parker Colorado

Andrea Kalli

It was fun creating a special video for a local Pet Boarding place – Come Sit Stay in Parker Colorado. They wanted to promote their special VIP boarding service. Designed and edited by [link] – Andrea Kalli – Video Design. Video Editing Services. Video Marketing. If you want to see more, check out my showcase videos: [link]. The post Pet Boarding Video for Come Sit Stay in Parker Colorado appeared first on Video Design, Editing, and Marketing Virtual Assistant. Video Marketing

2017 100

How to Test for Coordinate and Noncoordinate Adjectives

Daily Writing Tips

One of the ways adjectives can be categorized is to determine whether they are coordinate or noncoordinate adjectives. This distinction is important, because it dictates whether two or more consecutive adjectives are separated by punctuation. For many writers, however, deciding which category an adjective belongs to can be a challenge. Fortunately, two simple tests are available to help writers know how to treat strings of adjectives.

2017 76

Get That Job with Angela Copeland

Productivityist

On this episode of The Productivityist Podcast I welcome guest Angela Copeland. Angela is a career coach and CEO at her firm, Copeland Coaching. She is the host of the Copeland Coaching Podcast , columnist for the Career Corner newspaper column, and author of career book Breaking The Rules & Getting The Job. Angela’s personal career background gives her the breadth to help job seekers with a variety of different needs, including finding the right job, interviewing, and offer negotiation.

2017 48

14 Ways To Protect Your Home When Going On A Vacation

Dumb Little Man

Whenever you have to leave for a trip or a vacation , you don’t want to be worrying about your home. To make sure nothing bad happens, below are 14 ways you can protect your home while you’re away. Put your kitchen in order. Before leaving, it’s a good idea to clean out the refrigerator. If anything is due to expire while you are gone, throw it out. Remember to empty trash cans, too. Put dry goods such as cereals, pasta, nuts and other foods in containers that are airtight, if possible.

2017 159

How Personal and Business Credit Can Make or Break Your Business

Small Business CEO

“The Nav American Dream Gap Survey, 2015, revealed of small business owners surveyed, 45 percent did not know they have a business credit score, 72 percent did not know where to find information on their business credit score and 82 percent didn’t know how to interpret their score,” reports the U.S. Small Business Administration.

2017 60

15 French Words and Phrases That Don’t Mean That in French

Daily Writing Tips

This post lists a number of words and phrases used in English that are derived from French but are no longer employed with the same idiomatic sense in French (if they ever were). Each term is followed by the literal French translation, a brief definition, and a comment about its status in French and how the French language conveys the idiom.

2017 66

The Absurd Hero: An Inspiration In Overcoming Challenges

Dumb Little Man

Did you ever lose something that changed you completely? Something that obliterated your expectations, squashed your goals or undermined your existence? Did you ever run out of everything meaningful until you found yourself staring blankly into a void? This common yet unsettling experience is a disguised blessing that only a few people recognize as such. Why a blessing? Because it’s only when a slate is wiped clean that you can write on it.

2017 158

Pictures and Pennies: How To Make Money From Photography?

Dumb Little Man

Imagine yourself on top of a mountain. As you look around, you see the world around you. You know that this is a particularly special moment and that this will not last forever because you’ll have to go down eventually. Is this the kind of experience you’ll want to relive over and over again in your living room? If yes, then you’re not alone. A lot of people bring out their cameras or phones to take home with them an experience that they’ll never forget.

2017 157

Preventing Blue Light-Related Health Problems

Dumb Little Man

Blue light is everywhere. In addition to radiating from the sun, blue light also emanates from those buzzing fluorescent lights in your office, from your computer screen, cell phone and television. No matter what time of the day it is or what you are doing these days, it seems that you are getting exposed to massive amounts of blue light. But, what’s the big deal? Blue is a pretty color, right? Sure, but that’s not the point. What Is Blue Light?

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Grammar Quiz #11: Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Constructions

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following sentences, a lack of punctuation creates a mistaken impression about the relationship of a modifying word or phrase to the idea it modifies. Insert punctuation so that the relationship is clear. The coach observed most of practice from a midfield tower where he could see all the action. Unhappy with her previous 1,500-student high school, she transferred to the academy, which has just 120 students.

2017 59

The Diversity of Over- and Under- Compounds

Daily Writing Tips

Becoming familiar (or more familiar) with words beginning with over – and under – must include taking into account that these compounds can be both literal and figurative (or only figurative but rarely only literal) and can serve as various parts of speech. This post discusses some examples. Overboard has a literal meaning, referring to someone or something falling or being thrown from a ship or boat. Board alludes to the wooden deck of a ship.)

2017 54

7 Ways to Grow and Expand Your Business

Small Business CEO

Whether your business is struggling to grow or growing but not as quickly as you’d like, it may be time to invest in a new growth strategy. Just like a tree that finds every possible way to branch out and grow to occupy as much “sun space” as possible, the best business policy will seek exposure to as large a customer base as possible. Here are 7 ways to achieve that: 1. Install Wi-Fi Connected Sales Kiosks.

2017 52

The Importance of Customer Loyalty to Grow Your Company

Small Business CEO

Having customer loyalty is key to running an efficient company. The last thing you want is bad word of mouth or bad reviews. That’s why it is so important to let your customers leave with a smile. Whether you’re business consists of selling a product or selling a service, you should always put your customers first. Your customers are the past, present, and the future of your company. Without them in your equation, your business can be driven to the floor!

2017 52

Make a Big Move: Choosing a Moving Company that Suits Your Needs

Small Business CEO

Moving, no matter how large or small the scale, can be a highly stressful time for everyone involved. There are a wealth of things to consider when you start to plan a move across the country , as you will likely be entirely changing service providers, which is just one of the considerations in your plans. When you are moving a business, the scope of these plans can easily triple, since you will have additional considerations such as customer contact and more.

2017 50

The Right Broadband Can Make a Big Difference to a Small Business

Small Business CEO

It’s hard for any small business to operate without a reliable internet connection these days. From making yourself available to new potential clients to managing your existing clients through email, a broadband connection is undoubtedly essential in today’s business world. But with so many options to choose from, how do you know what broadband is best for your business?

2017 50

Business Strategies to Keep Up With the Times

Small Business CEO

Nobody ever said business was going to be easy. But, you decided to throw your hat in the ring anyway. And now that you have something that seems like a legitimate entity, it’s time to keep up with the latest developments in the business strategy world. No matter how good your basic processes and methodologies seem now, you will get left in the dust if you don’t move into the future with everyone else.

2017 50

How to Use Net Promoter Score to Grow Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

Having an optimal net promoter score (NPS) is great for gauging how your small business is going to grow in the coming months and years. Knowing your NPS score is also essential when it comes time to consider securing funding from banks and other investors to grow your business. After all, if the overall consensus is that your business is highly recommended by past and current customers, it’s definitely poised for growth on some level. How NPS Works.

2017 48

3 Tips to Make a Big Impact Even With a Small Conference

Small Business CEO

Planning a successful conference is a lot of work. A lot of conferences fail because not enough time and effort wasn’t put into the planning process to ensure the conference’s success. The good news is that you can follow the experience of others to remove most of the hardships that conferences face. Three tips that can help make your conference a hit, include: 1. Answer One Question: Why? The question of why must be asked before even the most miniscule of planning can commence.

2017 48

4 Patterns for Forex Profitability

Small Business CEO

There are many factors that determine profitability for Forex traders. It is difficult to pick one factor that will lead to a profitable experience in the Forex market so many traders will look for patterns that will predict a successful trading strategy. These patterns will hopefully guide Forex traders towards great decision making and profitable Forex trades. Let’s examine some of the patterns that have been seen in successful Forex trading. Pattern #1: Mitigate your losses.

2017 48

5 Writing Jobs: Which One to Choose?

Small Business CEO

Once a caveman took a piece of coal and wrote vague symbols in the cave, the first writing job appeared. Nowadays, we don’t need a special guy to write all of the significant events, so the job of chronographer already jumped the shark. Instead, other jobs appeared. We will start our overview from classical writing jobs that were popular from the 20th century and move to occupations that are popular today. Creative Writer.

2017 46

4 Ways Boost Your Service Business

Small Business CEO

Running a service business can be a challenge. Word of mouth is what most service providers rely on to bring in new customers, but with the right strategy, you can attract new business without having to rely on previous customers. Focus on Branding. Branding is essential for every business, but service providers often ignore this important step. Your business already has a name, but do you have a logo? If so, is that logo consistent and used across all marketing materials?

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