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How To Bring More Love Into Your Work

Eat Your Career

Love isn’t something most of us think about at work. We’re professionals after all. But, with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. You see, love doesn’t have to be about romance. I actually believe the essence of love is much more profound than that. I also believe we can bring the spirit of love with us everywhere we go, including to the workplace—and when we do, I believe we have the power to change our experience of work.

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Study Finds U.S. Has 27 Million Square Feet of Coworking Space

Small Business Labs

Yardi Matrix , a provider of real estate industry data and research, has released an interesting coworking study.    They've also written an article - Shared Space: Coworking's Rising Star - summarizing their results.    Key quote from their report: A study by Yardi Matrix of coworking leases in 20 major markets found 1,166 coworking sites with 26.9 million square feet of space. That represents 1.2% of office space in those markets.

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The Future Assistant Conference: What went down?

Practically Perfect PA

I have just arrived back in Barcelona after a pretty roller coaster week in the UK, which included running the two day Future Assistant Conference in Camden and an overnight stay at the Royal London Hospital with my one year old. He is fine, me not so much! Life can throw a lot at you sometimes, […].

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6 Simple Things That Women Want From Men

Dumb Little Man

There is a lot of confusion and mystery when the topic of what women want arises. Most men think that women are so incredibly complicated that knowing what they want is nearly impossible. That is not necessarily the case. Actually, in most cases, it’s pretty simple. Women, like men, differ from each other. There are, however, some things that are common among them. If you are wondering what those things are, check out this handy guide on what women want. Respect. Aretha said it well.

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Adopting Remote Work Options for Businesses

Tips From T. Marie

In November of 2017 I launched a program for local businesses to help them adopt remote work options for their office staff. Living in Maine, when winter weather hits it can have a huge impact on office productivity. Winter weather, school cancellations and sick children can leave the office looking like a ghost town. Read more. The post Adopting Remote Work Options for Businesses appeared first on T.Marie Hilton's Clerical Advantage Online Business Technology Services.

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Be Impeccable with Your Emails

Office Dynamics

“Be Impeccable with Your Word”—one of the four agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz in his book The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom. Here’s a twist on this agreement. In business, being impeccable with your “word” sent through email counts for a lot. After all, you want more than replies; you want results. To give you a greater chance of receiving what you need from each email you send, apply these five tips for composing messages impeccably.

2018 123

Park Royal Darling Harbour

Practically Perfect PA

Back in December (I know, it feels like a while ago now) I spent a few weeks travelling around Australia; meeting friends and family, attending some work stuff and generally doing some sightseeing. We travelled a lot! In three short weeks we visited Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide again. It was a whistle stop […]. Featured Practically Perfect PA Stays admin assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Another Reason to Love Dropbox. Paper!

Tips From T. Marie

Until recently, I really hadn’t given much thought to an online collaboration tool. I’ve used Slack a few times and I’ve tested various online project management apps, but they all seemed like overkill for my little business. Dropbox just changed my mind. For the past 11 years I’ve slowly transitioned from storing files on my. Read more. The post Another Reason to Love Dropbox. Paper! appeared first on T.Marie Hilton's Clerical Advantage Online Business Technology Services.

Creating a Brand Story – Part 2

Office Dynamics

By Anel Martin. You know that awkward moment in the interview when they ask you about your areas of excellence, or that moment you need to introduce yourself to someone new at a business networking event ( and your response sounds a bit rehearsed ) or you run into the CEO in the elevator and they want to know who you are and what you do at the company. If you have ever felt vulnerable or embarrassed in these situations you need a Brand Story and Part Two of this series is just for you!

2018 120

3 Ways to Brag Without Being Obnoxious

On The Job

Recently I was talking to a young job seeker who went completely slack-jawed when I mentioned she needs to promote her accomplishments to others. I was not surprised by her reaction, because I'd gotten the same one from another job seeker -- this one a bit older. I get it. I remember the first time someone told me that my hard work would never pay off if I didn't let other people know about it -- often. I immediately dismissed the notion that I would go around "bragging" about myself.

2018 109

Trading Tips For Beginners: Are You Emotionally Ready to Trade Online?

Dumb Little Man

Trading online is no child’s play. It requires guts and an unflappable will. If you are not able to control your emotions and exercise the highest level of discipline, you most probably need to change direction. Trading online needs you to forget about your emotions and think with your head at all times. You also need to know the right trading tips for beginners to help you get started on the right track. But why do you need to be in control of your emotions?

2018 139

Adopting Remote Work Options for Businesses

Tips From T. Marie

In November of 2017 I launched a program for local businesses to help them adopt remote work options for their office staff. Living in Maine, when winter weather hits it can have a huge impact on office productivity. Winter weather, school cancellations and sick children can leave the office looking like a ghost town. It can also bring productivity to a screeching halt. Now it doesn’t have to. Is Winter Taking it’s Toll on Your Business?

2018 100

Viewing Gridlines in a Table in Word

Laughing all the Way to Work

When I create a table in Word I like to see the gridlines (the faint lines that tell you there is a line there, but if you print the document you won't see any lines). I like this especially for minute taking as I use a minute template document created by using a table. I prefer creating it this way because I don't want to be fussing with formatting while in a meeting. If you keep the lines, the final product does look a little busy. To remedy this, I remove the borders from the cells.

2018 100

The Secrets of Top Performers

On The Job

If you're one of those people who end up clocking in 65 hours or more or week -- hoping that it will help your career -- you can forget about it. In a new book, "Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work better and Achieve More," author Morten T. Hansen finds in a study of 5,000 managers and employees that working a lot of hours can help your performance, but only to a certain point. Specifically, if you work between 30 to 50 hours a week, adding more hours can boost your performance.

2018 100

5 Flavored Popcorn Recipes You Need to Try Now

Dumb Little Man

One can’t simply watch a movie without a huge bowl of buttered or salted popcorn in his lap and a cold drink in his hand. But who says popcorn only has to be salted or buttered? In this article, we’ll introduce you to 5 innovative ways of spicing up popcorn. All of the recipes are super easy to make and preparation time can only take around 15 minutes. Plus, the ingredients you’ll need are only minimal. Seriously, you won’t burn holes in your wallet with these treats.

2018 135

Another Reason to Love Dropbox. Paper!

Tips From T. Marie

Until recently, I really hadn’t given much thought to an online collaboration tool. I’ve used Slack a few times and I’ve tested various online project management apps, but they all seemed like overkill for my little business. Dropbox just changed my mind. For the past 11 years I’ve slowly transitioned from storing files on my computer hard drive to using a combination of removable storage and online file storage.

It’s Okay to Be Busy

Productivityist

“Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.” – Thomas Edison. The word “busy” has become as taboo as another four-letter word that I’ll refrain from using here. And like that coarse four-letter word, it can lose its power and impact when used too frequently.

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3 Types of Compound-Word Errors

Daily Writing Tips

Compound words can easily confuse writers. Compound nouns, for example, are variously styled closed (for example, horseshoe ), hyphenated ( light-year ), and open (“income tax”). But correctly formatting a noun isn’t the only challenge when it comes to determining whether one word or two is appropriate. This post discusses three classes of errors in usage regarding compounds.

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How to Heal From Divorce Through Writing

Dumb Little Man

Most people who have been through a divorce would probably find it one of the most challenging times in their lives. It’s a time of grief, mourning, upheaval, and changes that you never dreamed you’d have to make. Social support, emotional support, and self-care are completely important during this painful transition. For centuries, writing has been used to express people’s deepest feelings and find meaning and purpose in their lives.

2018 118

Why Startups Fail

Small Business Labs

The Top 20 Reasons Startups Fail from CB Insights is based on their postmortem review of 101 failed startups. Their infographic below lists the 20 reasons. Their research brief goes into detail on each reason.    Based on our experience researching as well as working for and investing in startups, we think this is a good list.                      Web/Tech

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Riskology with Tyler Tervooren

Productivityist

This episode of The Productivityist Podcast is sponsored by Health IQ, an insurance company that helps health conscious people like runners, cyclist, weightlifters and vegetarians get lower rates on their life insurance. Go to healthiq.com/vardy to support the show and see if you qualify. Tyler Tervooren joins me for a new episode at the Productivityist Podcast!

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Grammar Quiz #21: Restrictive and Nonrestrictive Clauses

Daily Writing Tips

A nonrestrictive clause is a subordinate clause that may be left out of a sentence without significantly altering the meaning expressed by the main clause. In a restrictive clause , on the other hand, the information is related to a word in the main clause. Nonrestrictive clauses are set off by commas; restrictive clauses are not. Add commas where needed in the following sentences. Edward Johnson who has been accepted by several colleges will go to Harvard this fall.

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Top 7 Jobs That Pay Well

Dumb Little Man

It appears that there are only two options when it comes to picking a profession. You can either spend long hours in an oppressively high-pressure yet high-paying environment or do something meaningful and earn only the minimum. A recent report from Payscale examines 454 jobs about their meaning and value. If you are thinking of changing careers, consider these 7 jobs that pay well. Neurosurgeon. The most meaningful job with the highest pay is a neurosurgeon.

2018 118

7 Little-Known Tax Deductions for Small Businesses

Small Business CEO

Many small businesses dread filing their quarterly taxes, but deductions help owners lower their tax burden. In addition to the standard deductions that most businesses take, there are lesser-known write-offs that can reduce tax bills even further. Home Office. If you run your business out of a dedicated home office, you may be able to take the home office deduction. The catch with this deduction is that the space must be used exclusively for business purposes.

2018 54

Top Lessons From Successful Entrepreneurs You Need to Know Now

Dumb Little Man

These days, it seems like everyone is starting their own business. But why do some startups seem to succeed while others fail embarrassingly? While there is no “right” way to start a business, experts can agree on a handful of best practices. The glamour of running a startup is really only skin deep. In a world where entrepreneurs are rock stars and Silicon Valley is their Hollywood, they really do make it look easy.

2018 138

3 Examples of Problems with Parallel Structure

Daily Writing Tips

In each of the following sentences, sentence construction obscures the complementary relationship between parallel phrases. Discussion following each example explains the problem, and revisions illustrate solutions. Follow this step with user support and usage monitoring to ensure a smooth transition and optimal user experience during and post-implementation.

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Avoid Beginning a Sentence with “With”

Daily Writing Tips

Sentences (and clauses) that begin with with are doomed to be weak. The following sentences suffer from this affliction; discussions describe how to improve the sentence, and revisions demonstrate the solutions. With a quarter-billion-dollar industry possible, there is a real possibility of supporting the community with something other than an economy based on a nearby prison.

2018 51

Words Drawn from “Trahere”

Daily Writing Tips

The Latin verb trahere is the source of an assortment of words pertaining to drawing or to drawing or pulling out. This post lists and defines the English descendant tract and terms formed from that root word; a follow-up post will discuss trahere ’s disguised offspring.

2018 44

5 Embarrassingly Simple Jobs to Avoid If You Want to Stay Stress-Free

Small Business CEO

It’s easy to say that the way to manage stress is by exercising, eat well, etc. – but for some of us, stress is the by-product of ‘bad’ environment, full of stressors that we just can’t handle. This is particularly prevalent in the workplace. Stress in the workplace leads us into various health problems and bad habits. Unmanaged, work stress can cause depression, anxiety and addiction. But why stress is related to addiction?

2018 51

Investors – Acquire Real Estates Through Auctions. Here’s How.

Small Business CEO

Investment can be done with any worldly thing. But it should provide you an assurance of positive growth with respect to the asset value. If you are an investor, you get a variety of options to make decent investments. There are segments like real estate, stocks, gold, industries etc. The real estate industry is a booming industry where people buy and sell the property to increase their assets and earn profits.

2018 49

Freelancing Millennials: VAs are Your Besties

Small Business CEO

With the “gig” economy well underway, it’s a given that freelancing and other forms of entrepreneurship are the future of employment everywhere. Never has it been so obvious than now that the traditional J.O.B. is about to die a quick death over the coming next few decades. As machines take over most labor and many desk-based jobs, all of us mortal humans need to find ways to provide value to the marketplace and make money all on our lonesome.

2018 48

Virtual Office vs. Co-working Space: Which One is For You?

Small Business CEO

Answering the question in the title is like comparing a cherry to an avocado. While both belong to the same family, they’re very different and appeal to varying taste buds! Virtual offices and coworking spaces often get lumped together and confused for being essentially the same concepts. However, as you’ll soon learn, each have significant differences and appeal to an entirely different type of entrepreneur. Virtual Offices.

2018 48

3 Effective SEO Strategies for Professional Industries

Small Business CEO

Professional industries have to approach search engine optimization differently than other businesses. Creative industries and ecommerce businesses have the benefit of versatile freedom when it comes to marketing their products and services, while professional industries are expected to stay within the lines of, well, professionalism. Of course, the basics of SEO are the same regardless of your industry. However, the marketing that accompanies those SEO strategies varies.

2018 46

How to Choose the Best Phone Answering Service for Your eCommerce Business

Small Business CEO

Poor service costs companies billions of dollars every year. When it comes to phone service in an ecommerce business, the level needs to be top-notch. Disappoint or downright annoy a prospect calling you from the other side of the interwebs, and you’ll never get another chance to get their business. That’s the digital world we’re all now living in. As the old saying goes you really only “get one chance to make a first impression.”

2018 46

3 Blogging Tips for Small Businesses to Try

Small Business CEO

If you’re running a small business, you’re likely trying to figure out how to accomplish all your goals and get everything done for your business without losing your sanity. So when you hear that you should also be blogging on top of everything else, you might be wondering how you’re supposed to find the time and what the real benefit of these efforts will be.

2018 46

Why CTAs are the Most Important Thing on Your Website

Small Business CEO

When building a website, businesses are typically focused on design and ease of use. While these are both very important aspects, they pale in comparison to the importance of calls to action, or CTAs. If you don’t have at least once CTA on each page of your website, you’re missing out on sales. CTAs Boost Conversions and Tell Visitors What to Do Next. Calls to action help boost conversions by telling visitors what to do next.

2018 44

Why You Need to Develop User Friendly SCADA Systems

Small Business CEO

The entire Supervisory Control and Data Acquisitions Industry was first developed out of the need for a user-friendly interface to remotely control devices in an industrial environment. This sounds like a mouthful, and it is. However, one of the original keys to SCADA is the words user-friendly.

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