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Technology of the week: Foursquare City Guides

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s technology of the week: Foursquare city guides. Here are all the details… What is Foursquare City Guides? I think most of you would have heard of Foursquare but, if not, it is a website and app that brings together restaurant recommendations, hotel picks, must-see places and loads of other useful advice for people travelling […].

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The Rise of Occupational Licensing

Small Business Labs

In the 1950's about 5% of full time U.S. workers had a professional, occupation license. Today about 23% do.    This data comes the interesting HBR article  More and More Jobs Today Require a License. That’s Good for Some Workers, but Not Always for Consumers. Occupational licensing is the strictest occupational restriction. It prevents the unlicensed from legally working in a profession without meeting government mandated entry requirements.

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7 Great Leadership Traits That Guarantee Success

Dumb Little Man

Whether you like it or not, the success of your career is linked to how good a leader you are. The quality of your leadership is what will enable you to get things done, get noticed, and make progress. While there is no shortcut to success, there are tips you can use to get the results you’re after. For example, you can get ideas from today’s successful leaders. With that, here are 7 great leadership traits that will make you successful in no time. Prioritize Developing Others.

2018 142

Podcast 095: Prioritizing

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! This is podcast 95 and it’s about prioritizing. I’m surprised to look back and see that I haven’t talked about this concept much! It came up last night with my coaching group as we started our month of focusing on time management. Speaking of the group, May has just begun, so it’s not too late to join the group. You can find out details on my homepage, cluttercoach.net.

2018 100

What to do when your day completely sucks

Practically Perfect PA

We’ve all been there. Totally unproductive day, conflict in the office, lost your keys and your wallet, train delayed, crappy email from the boss. Whatever the problem, we’ve all had those days that completely suck. When nothing gets done and the hole you find yourself in just gets bigger and bigger. Time to pack up, […]. Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

2018 169

Small Business in the Age of AI

Small Business Labs

Intuit released a new study, Small Business in the Age of A.I. which found small businesses are bullish on automation technology and are already leveraging it to manage and grow their businesses. A key study finding is despite all the noise about A.I. and other forms of automation technology disrupting industries and destroying jobs, most small businesses see automation technology as creating opportunities for both their businesses and employees.

2018 141

7 Highly Effective Tips On How to Stay Productive

Dumb Little Man

Most people have a hard time staying productive throughout the day. If you work the typical 9 to 5 job, you know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s that feeling when your brain becomes so exhausted that you grab that extra afternoon cup of coffee to just keep going. It’s physically impossible for you to continuously engage your brain in intense activity and concentration for more than a couple of hours at a time. Despite that, you still push yourself until you experience fatigue.

2018 137

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10 team bonding ideas for remote workers

Practically Perfect PA

Working remotely is becoming more and more common these days and it is pretty likely that many Assistants will have some if not all of their team working from home or other locations. They may even have Executive’s who live in other cities around the world. It can be pretty tricky including remote teams and […]. Office Culture administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant office culture Office manager PA Personal Assistant remote working Virtual Assistant working relationships

2018 158

Will Pilotworks Become the WeWork of Shared Commercial Kitchens?

Small Business Labs

A lot of people think the coworking movement is only about shared office space, which is wrong. There are thousands of other types of shared workspaces in the U.S., including Makerspaces - communal workshops where entrepreneurial makers share ideas and tools - shared biolabs, auto repair spaces, artist spaces and many others.    Another example is shared commercial kitchens. 

2018 136

How Do You Heal A Broken Heart: 7 Surefire Tips You Can Use

Dumb Little Man

What’s the most common trait of human beings? It’s the capacity to fall in love. Everyone experiences this intense sensation at least once in a lifetime. You go out and meet someone unique. There is an instant spark, your personalities coincide, your souls sync up, and you feel like two pieces of a puzzle joined together by destiny. For a little while, this euphoria seems eternal. You’ll be together forever. Unfortunately, all good things will eventually come to an end.

2018 111

Avoid Burnout by Creating Your Own Utopia

Office Dynamics

Avoid Burnout. In Utopia, burnout would be a term no one ever used or heard of. Everyone would be matched perfectly with the career they not only enjoyed but knew exactly how to succeed at. Unfortunately, burnout is real, it’s draining, emotional, stressful and typically affects both professional and personal lives. As an administrative professional for the past 20 plus years, I have learned how important it is to avoid burnout in one of the largest career fields in the world.

2018 135

TravelPerk takes the stress out of business travel

Practically Perfect PA

Booking a last minute trip to an international company? Or maybe you’re managing the annual ski-trip for the entire company? We get it. Booking and managing business travel is time consuming, stressful, and let’s be honest, not always that appreciated. That’s why we are super excited to announce that we are partnering up with TravelPerk […].

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Meeting with your Boss

Laughing all the Way to Work

It is always good to be prepared when meeting with your boss. The purpose of the meeting should be to ask questions, get direction, provide and/or receive information. I would suggest the following: If you have access to your boss's email Inbox, go through it as that will be a good place to start. As you go through the items, you will have questions about meetings he or she is attending, questions about events they may or not be attending, etc.

2018 100

5 Really Useful Tips For Dealing With Toxic Bosses At Work

Dumb Little Man

According to a Gallup research, 75% of employees in the U.S. leave managers and not companies. That isn’t surprising because while poor pay structures, stagnant jobs, and stunted growth are some reasons people quit jobs, dealing with a toxic and condescending boss at work can get extremely challenging. Considering you spend more than half of your day at your workplace, having a toxic boss not only hinders productivity but is also detrimental to your mental well-being.

2018 108

Before You Retaliate

Office Dynamics

Before you retaliate. It’s almost instinctive to yell back or to be offended at someone who is yelling at you—be it a co-worker or a manager. But yelling back or arguing accomplishes little. It can destroy a business relationship and certainly dims your professional image. So before you respond to a verbal attack, keep these things in mind. Figure out what’s really going on. In each of the following cases, compassion—not retaliation—is in order.

2018 127

Did Your Forget to Say This?

On The Job

Most job seekers know to send a follow-up thank-you note to the job interviewer. But once they get the job, such appreciation seems to go out the window. Without meaning to do so, some people end up offending or alienating others with their lack of follow-up. Just one appreciative email or simple "thank you" over the phone or in person can enhance any relationship, and lead to a more successful career. After all, careers are built on relationships.

2018 100

French and Latin Diplomatic Terms

Daily Writing Tips

For hundreds of years, France was a world power militarily, economically, and culturally, and thus its language became the political, well, lingua franca. Although the nation is no longer a superpower (yet influential in world affairs), the French language is still well represented in the vocabulary of diplomacy—as is its precursor, Latin. This post lists and defines words adopted directly from French (and Latin) into diplomatic discourse, now dominated by English.

2018 61

How to Stay Sober: 7 Easy Ways To Handle Sobriety In Your 30s

Dumb Little Man

Whether you hit rock bottom or just realized you need a new direction in your life, making the decision to stay sober in your 30’s is a unique challenge. Coming out as a problem drinker can be detrimental to your social life, your family, and even your job. With that, if you’re curious to know the best ways on how to stay sober, check out these 6 easy tips you can start applying to your life today. Keep a clean house. Make your bed and do the dishes before going to sleep.

2018 107

5 Ways to Be a Value-Added Employee

Office Dynamics

I’m not sure if you know that 80% of my work is onsite training for administrative office professionals so I do a lot of traveling, in fact, 100% of my clients are out of state. From this point forward, I will be traveling extensively through September. While traveling gets old after a while and is tiring, I love what I learn when I go on site into an organization. I see employees in action in their environments. I meet executives and have great discussions.

2018 120

Research Reveals the Difference Between Good -- and Great -- Jobs

On The Job

Gallup has a new report out today of 140 countries, and it's full of interesting information about how and why we work. Here are some highlights: The world's workers want good jobs, but they are tough to find. The U.S. has the highest percentage (13%) where full-time adult employees report they are engaged because of what Gallup calls "great" jobs. The average globally in "good" jobs is 28%, or about 1.4 billion adults.

2018 100

A Guide to Hyphens and Dashes

Daily Writing Tips

This post details the purposes of various horizontally aligned typographical symbols. Hyphen. Hyphens perform various functions, including the following: They link standing compound words ( mind-set , self-respect ). They are used with some prefixes ( anti-inflammatory ). They represent expression in isolation of a prefix or a word element ( pre- , -er ). They link spelled out numerical terms representing different place values ( twenty-four ).

2018 57

5 Easy Ways on How to Change A Bad Habit Fast

Dumb Little Man

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.” ? Henry Ford. Everyone wants to succeed. That is why we try to change our mind and grow personally as well as professionally to achieve better results. Unfortunately, the brain prefers negativity over positive information. Studies show that the human brain leans more on the negative for a reason- that is so we can keep an eye out and prepare for any danger.

2018 106

Purpose Mapping with Craig Filek

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast, I spoke with Craig Filek. Craig is Executive Director of the Purpose Genome Institute and the creator of Purpose Mapping. He helps high-achievers realize their full potential by clarifying their purpose, aligning with their flow state, and making a meaningful contribution every day. We spoke about Purpose Mapping, how it provides users with valuable insights, and how it aligns with personal productivity.

2018 48

Importance of Best Customer Experiences to Increase Your Retail Store Revenues

Small Business CEO

If your customers enjoy their experience while shopping at your store, then they will choose your store over your competitors. That way, you will be assured of loyal customers, who will keep giving you repeat business, thereby helping you increase your profits or revenues. In this post, we shall check out some of the critical aspects of improving the customer experiences at the retail stores. Train your staff about the importance of building customer relationships.

2018 61

Revive a Verb for Conciseness

Daily Writing Tips

One simple method for making a more compact, efficient sentence is to clear the way for the primary verb to do its job. In each of the examples below, other parts of speech obstruct a verb. Discussion after each sentence explains the problem, and a revision offers a solution. As much as we love kids and pets, they are unpredictable and can cause a driver to be distracted.

2018 54

Top 11 Ways On How to Increase Your Home Value

Dumb Little Man

You don’t have to be a skilled craftsman to repair a house and make it look much more attractive than usual. All it takes is a little bit of planning and you will be able to do it yourself. In this article, we will show you 11 really effective tips on how to increase your home value. Let’s check them out! Determine the Budget. If you don’t have thousands of spare dollars in your bank account at the moment, you should not be thinking about changing a roof because it’s a big investment.

2018 105

Are You Ready For The New Rosé?

Dumb Little Man

Are you ready for the rosé revival? Once associated with sticky sweetness, today’s rosé ranges from dry to sweet and everything in between. You can get it with bubbles, without bubbles, and from just about every major wine-producing region of the world. Since summer is a prime rosé season, it’s time to brush up on your knowledge. Here’s a quick rose wine guide to help you get the best wine experience. Why Is Rosé Making A Comeback?

2018 106

Microfinance is Not the Miracle Pill to End Poverty

Small Business CEO

The biggest misconception about microfinance is that it is the miracle pill to put an end to poverty. This is just untrue. No one said that microfinance is the key to stopping poverty or to lift all people in developing countries out of poverty. Poverty is an issue that has confronted several countries over the years. Not even the best leaders have been able to do something to fix the problem. Therefore, to put this kind of burden on the concept of microfinance is just unfair.

2018 57

4 Time-Sucking Activities That Take Away From Your Business

Small Business CEO

Companies have lots on their plates, and small business owners, in particular, wear many hats. However, not all of those hats are equally important, though it can be hard to know which responsibilities are worth your time and which are major drains. Watch for these four ways that businesses — especially small operations — waste money, resources, and time without realizing it. Constantly Checking Emails. Answering emails is a surprisingly time-consuming task.

2018 53

5 Quick Tips About Welding Helmets

Small Business CEO

One can never be too safe, especially when your work demands handling dangerous equipment. Professional welders deal in such hazardous environment that they can’t afford to overlook their safety protocol and that includes their attire and gears. The welders not only have to protect themselves from the heat and sparks but also the UV radiation and infrared light that can affect your eyes and even cause permanent blindness. Thus using a helmet has become indispensable along with your gloves.

2018 53

4 Surefire Ways to Effectively Engage Your Customers

Small Business CEO

Enlightened marketers have been prioritizing customer engagement over the past few years, and you should, too. In a world that is becoming even more connected, the modern customer is more empowered on account of the seemingly unlimited amount of resources available to them. Customer expectations are at an all-time high, and it is for this reason why customer-centric businesses have much to show in terms of ROI.

2018 52

How To Reduce Stress In Your Financial Life

Small Business CEO

No one ever said that dealing with finances was easy. In fact, without knowledge or practice, it can actually be extremely difficult. Balancing incomings, outgoings, necessary costs and debts can seem like a never-ending juggling act and as a result, stress is a fairly common response.

2018 52

5 Tips for Designing a Small Businesses Home Page

Small Business CEO

Nowadays, no kind of business can do without its own website. The fact that your company exists online, helps it to get promoted and to increase its sales. Therefore, a webdesign of your corporate site is rather important. Different kinds of business have different requirements as for their websites. However, there are still several common things that every corporate page needs when it comes to its design. Especially when we talk about small businesses.

2018 52

What Small Businesses Need to Know Before Choosing Cloud Hosting

Small Business CEO

Small businesses are flocking to cloud hosting because it’s affordable, popular and makes sense. Cloud hosting is scalable, so the hosting provider you choose will scale as your business grows. And while small businesses can benefit from the cloud, there are a few aspects to consider first: 1. Managed vs Unmanaged Options. Small business owners or teams will quickly find that not all cloud options are created equal. There are managed and unmanaged options available.

2018 48

Choosing the Right Payroll Programs for Small Business

Small Business CEO

Automating payroll processes promises saved time and increased efficiency, however, the process of switching may appear daunting, particularly if there is uncertainty about which payroll program is right for the organisation. Understanding the many options available will give decision makers confidence in choosing the right solution for their business. Tips on how to choose the right payroll software solution : Examine the business needs.

4 Ways to Improve Customer Service

Small Business CEO

If you are in a business that has customers, then that means at some point you have to decide what kind of priority customer service is. In some industries, it’s not that big of a deal. In other sectors, the only way you’re going to make it is if you have better customer service than all of your competitors. So, what are some ways to improve your fundamental customer service value? You can make financial transactions easier.

Tips to Safeguard Your Connected Devices with IoT Security Solutions

Small Business CEO

A report from Gartner states that in the year 2016, cybercriminals originated distributed denial of services (DDoS) attacks. During DDoS attacks, hackers exploited possible bottlenecks and security weaknesses such as common weakness enumeration (CWE) in IoT devices. It enabled them in hijacking the devices and turn them into the originators of domain name system (DNS) requests.

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