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5 Reasons People Don’t Take You Seriously and How to Fix It

Dumb Little Man

Ever wonder how some people manage to command a room simply by entering it? In contrast, do you sometimes feel like you get mowed down by other people’s big ideas, priorities and needs? Is it exceedingly difficult for you to get people to cooperate and follow your lead? While some people seem blessed with strong character from birth, the rest of us flounder and stagnate, trying to learn to acquire a taste for shoe leather. Why is this?

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A Look at Non-Employer Businesses from the SBA

Small Business Labs

The U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Office of Advocacy recently released A Look at Non-Employer Businesses , a one-page summary of key data on non-employers businesses. "Non-employer" "Non-employer" is the terms used by government agencies to describe businesses that have a business owner, but no traditional (W2) full or part-time employees. The data is collected by the U.S. Census and comes from tax data. Most

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What are the top desk must-haves for Assistants?

Practically Perfect PA

In the next few weeks I will be moving house, and although the thought of it feels me with absolute dread, I am also very excited because I finally get to have an office. Yes, that is right, a whole room that is just dedicated to Practically Perfect PA! So although thoughts should be turning […]. Featured PA Perspective admin administrators assistants desk essentials EA Executive Assistant office Office manager PA Personal Assistant

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Podcast 107: Get ready to move

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play You can leave a review here! This is podcast 107 and it’s about getting ready to move. I occasionally help people pare down their possessions for a move. In these cases, it’s a corporate move and the company pays for this service. What a great idea!

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7 Effective Ways to Deal with Rejection in Relationships

Dumb Little Man

We’ve all been there. Do you remember how you felt when you failed that math test back in school? Or when your application for inclusion in that sports team was rejected? Or more recently, when that job application didn’t work out? Rejection has been and always will be a part of your normal life as your daily mail. Still, it hurts. Even though we’ve experienced it a hundred times, each rejection is a new wound. Rejection hurts and it’s real. What is rejection?

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More on the Changing Nature of Retirement

Small Business Labs

There's been a recent flurry of articles on retirement, mostly focusing on older people staying in the workforce longer than prior generations. An examples is Harvard Business Review's When No One Retires. It covers the fact that the world is rapidly getting older, as is shown in the article chart below. It also goes into detail on what this means for corporations and their workforces.

Rules For Controlling Email

Simple Productivity Blog

I get a lot of email; in fact about 300 emails per day wander through the various work and personal email inboxes. I have had to develop rules or risk getting swamped under the flood. Today I will share my personal rules and practices that help me keep it under control with minimal attention to my inboxes. The post Rules For Controlling Email appeared first on Laura Earnest. Email

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How to Set Goals When You Have No Idea What You Want

Dumb Little Man

You’ve heard about the importance of goal setting- we all have. You know that people with written goals succeed and you might have read all about achieving ambitious goals. The problem is, you don’t have any ambitious goals. You don’t have any goals at all. You’re not really sure what you want from life – maybe something a bit more than what you’ve currently got, but every time you try to write a list of goals, it seems like a futile exercise.

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Featured Solopreneur Mel DePaoli: “Always Ask for Honest Feedback”

The Solopreneur Life

This is “Featured Solopreneur,” a feature that is published on The Solopreneur Life. The purpose of “Featured Solopreneur” is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses. This week we meet Mel DePaoli of Seattle.

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Hyphens Guide: Functions and Examples

Daily Writing Tips

The functions the hyphen appear to be straightforward, but exceptions and inconsistencies abound. This post serves as a guide to the recommendations of The Chicago Manual of Style regarding hyphenation. Hyphens are often introduced when new noun compounds are created, including in technological vocabulary, but such terms usually become closed compounds, though there are exceptions, such as mind-set and light-year.

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Sprinkle Similes into Your Writing

Office Dynamics

Teaching a weekly fitness class—like writing weekly business messages—can get repetitious. A good instructor motivates action while guiding people in their exercises. My instructor likes to interject colorful similes to keep us going. I suspect it’s also her way of staying sharp and engaged, too. Here’s an example of her colorful use of language. Describing what not to do while on all fours, she said, “Think of an overburdened mule in a spaghetti Western movie and don’t slump your back like that.”

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Top 7 Underwater Sites That Have Surprisingly Re-Emerged

Dumb Little Man

Nature works in mysterious ways, most of which even transcend human comprehension. It wipes away and builds again. It drowns and resurrects. There is an order in its chaos and a chaos in its order which simply astounds adventure enthusiasts like myself. Frankly speaking, I travel all over the world on a regular basis but still, I haven’t been able to cover some of the most unique historical sites. Do you know why? Because they’ve been swallowed up by nature itself.

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Here's a Radical Idea: Be Grateful at Work

On The Job

In my house, we have the Thanksgiving tradition of revealing what we're thankful for (we agree that family is a given and you have to name something else). Depending on the age of the person, common mentions include "good health," "all-day football" and "the pecan pie in the kitchen." Personally, Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday because it's about being, well, thankful. (No, No, it's not actually about plotting your strategy for Black Friday sales.)

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Hot Takes and Spit Takes

Daily Writing Tips

Take is one of the most generic and therefore versatile verbs (and, as a noun, has multiple senses), prompting an extensive collection of idioms, many of which are listed below. give and take: compromise. hot take: a published reaction or analysis of a recent news event that, often because of the time-sensitive nature, doesn’t offer much in the way of deep reflection.

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Should You be Offering POS Within Your Business?

Small Business CEO

The area where business is transacted is key in most businesses. In a retail or face to face environment the point of sale (POS) is where you need to maximize the transaction; not just in terms of concluding the sale, but in recording customer data that can be used to build a relationship with them and provide valuable reporting information.

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11 Cool Ways to Use VPN

Dumb Little Man

If you have a VPN, it automatically routes your internet traffic through a remote VPN system, masking your IP address. No one will be able to track what you do on the internet or where you end up, and this includes your internet service provider. If you’re still thinking twice about it, we’ve rounded up 11 exciting uses of VPN that just may just convince you to get one. Travel Abroad and Access Your Favorite Websites.

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Why We Need More Fights at Work

On The Job

There's no shortage of fighting these days -- whether it's the WWE or a cable news show. In real life, many people avoid fighting. They will turn their backs on a fuming co-worker or not respond to snarky emails at work. Or, they may simply hold up their hands in surrender during a contentious team meeting and back away from a disagreement simply because they don't want to fight.

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Happy Thanksgiving

The Marq

In the US, it's time to give thanks for all that is good in life and what progress we've made as families, cities, states, a country and for humanity. Certainly, we could talk about how much better or different things could be. We can take up those conversation, with no intent to diminish what we've accomplished, but with an eye of what we could become as humanity and individuals. We can take it up with an eye to the future for ourselves, our families, neighbors the nation, and the whole planet.

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The Art of Surveys: 5 Signs Yours Are Lacking

Small Business CEO

Your company recently sent out a survey to your customers. You got little to no response, and the responses you did get felt forced or dishonest. Why could this be? Like any business, you want happy, engaged, and returning customers. You want to know the product or service that you offer is worth their money and that they’ll come back again, and hopefully make a referral to their friends and loved ones.

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12 Tips for Finding the Best Apartment You Can Afford

Dumb Little Man

Finding affordable apartments can be a real challenge, especially when housing in the city where you live feels like an obstacle race and inventory is always a challenge. To help you find an apartment within your budget that you’re actually happy with, we’ve put together a list of tips that can help you navigate the stormy waters of local real estate. Set a Budget. Before you even start apartment hunting, sit down and work out a budget.

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5 Ways To Keep a Conversation From Coming To a Dead-end Standstill

Dumb Little Man

We’ve all been there at some point. You’re nodding along as the other person talks to you about something. She might be an acquaintance you bumped into or someone you’ve met for the first time. And as the other person finishes talking, she waits for you to say something. Then, it happens. The deadly, awkward silence.

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Manscaping Guide: Easy Ways on How to Manscape Your Body Parts

Dumb Little Man

Removing body hair can make you feel clean and look good. It can also be arousing and exciting not only to you but also to your partner. With that, manscaping is a new trend for men who want to be more hygienic and stimulating. Getting a manscape is not about completely removing every hair from your body. It is about grooming your hair under control. If you are still confused yet want to try manscaping anyway, here’s the only manscaping guide you’ll ever need. Manscaping Your Chest.

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Live Your Dream to Travel Across the World While Making Money

Dumb Little Man

“Your wings already exist. All you have to do is FLY.”. All of us are born with a travel bug that urges us to pack our bags and see the world around us. Our planet has a lot of places and spots waiting to be explored. With every new place that you travel to, you learn about a new culture, language, cuisine, and much more. But, it is also right to admit that traveling requires funds. Most people recommend trying to get a full-time job while you are traveling.

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Wine And Food Pairings For Your Holiday Table

Dumb Little Man

Nearly 70% of Americans look forward to the holidays. As a time to spend with family and friends, give thanks and celebrate, you can make your celebrations a lot better with good food. And where there is good food, there ought to be good drinks. Make your holidays a lot better with this food and wine pairing guide. When In Doubt, Pinot Noir. Pinot noir, upheld as one of the most popular holiday wines, fits in well with traditional holiday dinners.

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How to Choose a Trading Broker?

Small Business CEO

Finding a good trading broker is important, regardless of the type of trading you want to do. In fact, your brokerage account is going to heavily influence your trading potential. A strong broker will serve as a teacher and advisor, which is essential when you’re starting out in the trading industry. Your broker will provide an array of investment analytics that you can use to boost your earnings. What Does a Stockbroker Do?

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3 Types of Penny Stocks That Are Worth Trading

Small Business CEO

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission defines a penny stock as any stock that trades below $5 a share. While savvy investors use penny stocks’ low prices to make money, many people are tempted to buy them without doing their research, but this is a mistake. Before investing in penny stocks, take time to learn about the risks involved and the key factors affecting their prices.

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Debt Options Simplified

Small Business CEO

You’ve inevitably heard a lot of terms thrown around while researching debt relief solutions. Among concepts like debt management, debt consolidation, debt settlement, and bankruptcy — you might be scratching your head wondering what the best option is to improve your financial standing. Keep reading for a simplified breakdown of debt relief options. Debt Management. A major roadblock in the personal battle against debt is the emotional turmoil weighing the mind down.

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Amit Raizada And Vision Venture Partners Form Successful Collaboration

Small Business CEO

Whenever we think of successful investments and investors, the name Amit Raizada is one that is sure to follow closely behind. In his latest investment move, Mr. Raizada is lending his talents and insights to Vision Venture Partners LLC where he works as a partner. This Vision Venture Partners collaboration has the veteran investor providing direction and strategic development options for the company’s existing investment portfolios.

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Key Differences between Health Insurance and Personal Accident Insurance

Small Business CEO

The idea of getting into an accident is frightening, as well as the idea of having to leave your family behind in a worst-case scenario. Life is unpredictable after all, and anything can happen in the blink of an eye. Signing up for an insurance plan is a good way to prepare yourself and your family for the challenges you might meet along the way. In exchange for a premium, your insurance can provide you and your loved ones’ health, hospitalization, and even death benefits.

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