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Why Independent Work and Coworking Increase Mental and Physical Well-Being

Small Business Labs

McKinsey's  The overlooked essentials of employee well-being focuses on how companies can improve the well-being of their employees. But it also explains why the self-employed - and especially those that work in coworking spaces - report higher levels of wellness and work satisfaction than traditional employees do. It covers two critical factors - job control and social support - that foster physical and mental well-being.

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How to Budget Using the 50/20/30 Rule

Dumb Little Man

Thinking about ways to better manage your finances? The 50/20/30 rule is one of the most popular techniques that you can try. It’s simple and easy to follow. You only need to categorize your spending into three categories. 50% of Your Income – Essentials. To start with, allocate 50% of your monthly income to your necessities, like your mortgage, utility bills, transportation, grocery, and more.

2018 174
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4 Amazing Women Bloggers On My Reading List

Tips From T. Marie

When I first started out my blog reading list was populated by the likes of Gary V , Mike Michalawicz, Chris Brogan and Seth Godin. While they give some great business advice, as time has marched on and my business has gone from a struggling startup to a well-established one-woman show, I’m finding myself drawn to business blogs that better reflect both myself and my business more closely. I think that’s important.

2018 134

Preparing for a Practically Perfect Meeting

Practically Perfect PA

Whenever you hear the word ‘meeting’ floating around the office, there’s always that stroke of fear that trembles down everyone’s spines. There’s no need to be scared! Everybody knows that meetings can either be the biggest time-wasting distraction known to man, or they can be the most productive things you participate in. Depending on what […].

2018 109

The Robot Business is Hard - Rethink Robotics Shuts Down

Small Business Labs

With all the noise around AI and robotics these days, you'd think this is a great time to be a company that makes robots. And in many ways, it is. According to the International Federation of Robotics, an industry body, worldwide sales of robots increased by 31% in 2017.    But it turns out the robot business is tough and making money isn't easy.    Because of this, robotics pioneer Rethink Robotics recently shut down. 

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6 Foolproof Ways to Refine Your Professional Life

Dumb Little Man

Sometimes, we feel that a new job will diffuse us with happiness we have always longed for. At times, however, we feel that staying away from toxic people and jobs can improve our lives. There are a number of things that can make you unhappy at work. This includes feeling unfulfilled, lacking direction, being ignored by superiors, performing repetitive tasks, and not being considered for promotion or appraisals. The good news is that you don’t have to feel that way about work.

2018 164

Top 5 Tips for Managing Tasks and Priorities for Assistants

Office Dynamics

I have several tips I can offer on this subject, but here are the top 5. If you make any one of these a habit, you will see an increase in your productivity. FOCUS! This is the most important of all 5. In a world where people think multitasking is a valued skill, it isn’t. Research proves being focused will move you faster than any other habit. Next is to focus on your “A” priority items.

2018 155

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Essential Productivity Habits

Simple Productivity Blog

Productivity isn't about cute tricks nor flashy tools. Insert Link] It's a matter of buckling down and getting your work done. But that doesn't mean that there aren't things that help. This is my list of essential productivity habits (and yes, they are automatic) that make me hit peak productivity week in and out. The post Essential Productivity Habits appeared first on Laura Earnest. Productivity

2018 109

Identify One Goal: The Secret to Discovering Your Purpose

Dumb Little Man

I think a lot of young people will find this post very useful if they were to apply themselves to it. Most often, I find people wondering what their purpose in life is. And before they discover it, they try a couple of things and make some mistakes. They are the lucky ones as some people don’t even find out their life’s purpose at all. So, they end up living someone else’s life — a fake life. But discovering your purpose is not a hard thing — at least not as hard as some say it is.

2018 161

Introducing Boomerang Virtual Assistants

Laughing all the Way to Work

I finally launched my new website and am open for business. Well sort of. The website is awaiting a small final touch, but if you want to take a peek here is my URL address Boomerangvirtualassistants.com It's very exciting, even at this stage. Sometimes you just have to do it and quit trying to figure everything out. My esthetician, who opened her own shop about a year ago, said she is learning the business side as she goes.

2018 146

Podcast 104: Busy people

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! This is podcast 104 and it’s about busy people. You’ve probably heard the phrase, “if you want something done, ask a busy person.” ” Busy people get more done. Let’s amend that to busy productive people, since we know that it’s quite possible to be busy about nothing.

2018 100

What to expect at Friday’s Virtual Summit

Practically Perfect PA

The Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit is happening this Friday. That is Friday 19th October 2018 from 10 am – 6 pm GMT+1. If you haven’t grabbed your ticket yet, the time is now! Here are all the details. The whole event is online which means you can watch it anywhere in the world. The Summit takes place […]. Assist Events Featured Virtual Summit admin administrators assistants EA Events Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

2018 100

4 Ways Men Can (Accidentally) Mess Up Their Relationship

Dumb Little Man

Men are from Mars and women from Venus, right? That was the big a-ha moment back in the 90s when Dr. John Gray wrote his book. When that book came out, men and women everywhere stopped, took notice, and said: “Okay that makes sense. Men and women handle relationships (and many other things) differently!”. Not that it was that big of a secret. The emotional differences between men and women have long been noted.

2018 156

Should You Let Your Boss Shift the Blame to You?

Office Dynamics

Question: “My boss recently shifted blame in my direction for some mistakes in a print campaign, when the problem was actually some simple miscommunication between us. She didn’t blame me directly or maliciously; she just conveniently left out some facts when describing the problem to her superiors, and that made her look a little better at my expense. What should my reaction be?

2018 131

28 Good Words from Latin and Greek

Daily Writing Tips

Let’s talk about something good. Here is a variety of words for good things, based on ancient words for “good”: Latin bonus and Greek eu. Good words from Latin. In Rome, bonus was the Latin word for “good, noble, kind, honest, brave.” ” Since Latin gave birth to the Romance languages of Europe, words such as bon, bien, bueno and buon are found today in French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian.

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The Skills to Include on a Resume -- and the Ones to Leave Out

On The Job

There’s a famous line from the 1967 movie Cool Hand Luke that says: “What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” Fast forward to 2018 and that line could apply to the disconnect between jobseekers and employers. Jobseekers often put a lot of time and effort into their resumes, extensively noting skills acquired via work experience and education. And then employers turn around and say that the docs don’t contain the information they want to see.

2018 100

6 Really Simple Strategies for Sharing Files Like a Pro

Dumb Little Man

Not so long ago, file sharing was a groundbreaking technology. However, using the cloud to share files and collaborate on projects has quickly become the cornerstone of many workflows across countless industries. Just like anything else, there’s a right way to navigate the world of file sharing and implementing a few file sharing tips can take your file sharing to another level. Are you ready to up your file sharing game? Perfect.

2018 155

Can You Build A Fine Watch With A 0.5 Inch Wrench?

Brilliantly Better

People have opinions abut everything. And that’s neither good or bad, it’s just how we are creating this collective illusion that we call reality. We have opinions about how the world works, about what other people should (and shouldn’t do),… The post Can You Build A Fine Watch With A 0.5 Inch Wrench? appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development value

2018 58

What is an Anagram?

Daily Writing Tips

To create an anagram, you rearrange the letters of a word or phrase to form a different word or phrase. For example, the word section is an anagram for notices and vice versa. A “perfect” anagram uses all the letters, no more, no less. But sometimes letters are repeated or omitted. Before the modern alphabet was formalized, let alone modern spelling, anagrams could be less formal too, since I and J or U and V were still interchangeable.

2018 74

This is the One Thing Every Boss Should Hear

On The Job

Is it really that difficult to be a boss? "It’s It’s not easy," writes Andy Kessler in the Wall Street Journal. Decisions come at you rapid-fire and, like it or not, you’ve got to make a call, potentially without knowing the consequences for years. Meanwhile, a bigger boss or a board of directors is breathing down your neck, prepared to can you if you screw up."

2018 100

How to Build Your Career: 5 Simple Rules to Succeed

Dumb Little Man

In the past, if you were interested in having a successful career, you only had to do a couple of things — go to school, finish college, and get a job. And you would have that job for the rest of your life, provided that you wanted it. Nowadays, however, the job market is more brutal than ever. The competition is fierce which means that companies get to have their pick of the candidates. They choose those willing to work for less despite having the most skills.

2018 154

3 Ways to Squeeze Every Penny Possible Out of Your Startup

Small Business CEO

If you’re looking at setting up a new business, the statistics for success are never great motivation. According to the Small Business Association, 30% of startups fail within their first two years, while 50% fail within five. After a decade, around two-thirds of all new companies will have closed their doors for good. Furthermore, the second most common reason for failure is lack of cash.

2018 66

More Names of Plants, Food, and Drinks Formed by Folk Etymology

Daily Writing Tips

This post lists words derived from words in other languages as a result of folk etymology, a process by which speakers adopt the foreign terms after revising them by using existing elements from their native language. acorn: This word is descended from the Old English term aecerne , meaning “tree nut” but originally referring in various forms in Germanic languages to the trunk of a tree; by folk etymology, the current spelling derived from a false association with ac (“oak”) and corn (“grain”).

2018 69

5 Habits You Should Adopt to Become an Effective Public Speaker

Dumb Little Man

Most people want to be an effective public speaker. However, not all people are naturally gifted with skills in public speaking. That’s why if you want to be an excellent public speaker, you need to put a considerable effort to work at it. Some people believe that to be good at public speaking, you need to have charisma. Although charisma can indeed captivate listeners, there are other qualities of a good public speaker you need to possess.

2018 153

Why Your Organization Should Invest In An HR Management System

Dumb Little Man

When your team grows, managing them turns into a major task. You’ll face a lot of challenges, from recruiting, maintaining records, and establishing organization culture. This is one good reason why businesses need to integrate an effective human resource management system. It’ll replace manual labor and increase the operational control in your business and workforce.

2018 153

E-Waste Tips: What To Do With Old Tech Gadgets

Dumb Little Man

Have you noticed how we seem to be piling up a lot of our electronic devices at home? Some we use and some collect dust in some forgotten drawer. If you’ve always puzzled how to do some electronic spring cleaning, here are some ways that you can get rid of old gadgets. Take it to a Retail Location. Did you know that several retail stores will accept old and broken electronics? Best Buy accepts a huge selection of electronics ranging from car GPS units to larger appliances.

2018 150

5 Interview Mistakes That Can Get In The Way of Your Dream Job

Dumb Little Man

Being called in for that exciting first job interview causes a whirlwind of emotions — excitement, nervousness, and fear. The first impression is the only impression that matters on this interview, so what should you avoid? An employer wants a confident, intelligent, honest, and trusting person. So, let’s see how to be that person by avoiding mistakes most people do on interviews. Not keeping eye contact: Shows dishonesty. People hire people they like.

2018 149

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Car Insurance

Dumb Little Man

Car insurance can be very confusing for anyone. It’s also one of those things that can be very costly if not done right. We rounded up the 10 key things that you may not know about your car insurance. Having “No-Fault” Insurance. Many people mistakenly think that when they have a no-fault car insurance, no one will be blamed or considered at fault in the event of an accident.

2018 148

How Sponsoring Goat Yoga Can Help Your Business Grow

Dumb Little Man

Nationally, corporations give more than $17 billion to nonprofits in charitable donations every year. But there are more ways to show your support to your local community than just by writing big checks. Participating in your community’s events is another great way to show that you’re there and you’re willing to lend a helping hand whenever necessary. A local event sponsorship, however, is a two-way street.

2018 149

Building a Strong Brand Identity: The Key to Small Business Branding Success

Small Business CEO

If you want your business to succeed, one of the things you need to take seriously is branding. Your company’s unique identity is what sets it apart from everyone else, a representation of your story and goals to your customers. Take Dunkin Donuts’ latest rebranding , for instance — dropping the word “Donuts” from their name. This is their effort to show their vision of becoming the “store of the future.”

2018 60

Someone Else Can Do These 5 Business Processes Better Than You (No Offense)

Small Business CEO

One trait successful entrepreneurs almost all have in common is the ability to say “no” — to dodgy proposals, out-of-left-field ideas, clients who bring a whole rat’s nest of strings to the relationship. Still, many business owners like to think they can do it all. Maybe you’re one of them. What separates the truly great from the just-pretty-good is the ability to know when you’re better off outsourcing non-core business processes to outside partners capable of doing them right.

2018 54

All You Need to Know About Account-based Sales and Marketing

Small Business CEO

ABS stands for Always Be Selling – everyone knows that, right? After all, if you relax on your sales strategy for even a moment, your customers could forget you, your competition could gain an edge, and your business could fold completely. But, while you should continue to practice sales, you should also know that there is a lesser-known meaning of that business-related acronym: account-based selling.

2018 54

5 Reasons Why Keeping Your CSRs Happy is Important

Small Business CEO

If you are in a position where you generally hire people and enable them to earn a source of income, it is also very important that you put effort into keeping these employees happy as well, and this includes putting in additional effort in order to make sure this is so. If you have customer support representatives it is even more important that you put some effort into keeping them happy. Here are some reasons why this is so important: #1 Their Mood Affects Tone.

2018 54

How to Excel at Spread Betting

Small Business CEO

Spread betting is a trading method activity that can help you achieve substantial rewards with regards to your capital, if done right. There are many opportunities for trading and speculating in the financial market but spread betting is something special, that requires you to have special skills to speculate on the market and whether you’ll make a profit. Although spread betting comes with high risks it also comes with big rewards.

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