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6 Strategies to Increase Productivity in the Workplace

Dumb Little Man

Happy and productive employees help a company to grow. Whereas, unproductivity at a workplace can make a company’s profitability suffer. Even the most dedicated worker can become unproductive. This is one good reason why every company owner or supervisor should take the time to motivate their employees and boost their productivity. Below, we’ll share super effective strategies to increase productivity in the workplace. Remove useless meetings.

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Funding for Education Technology Startups Continues to Boom

Small Business Labs

Crunchbase's Aceable Scores $47M, As Startups Look To The Future Of Education (And Work) covers the continuing growth of venture capital investment in Edtech.    The article chart below (click to enlarge) shows some (but not all) of the bigger Edtech funding rounds in 2018. Key quote on why this is happening: College is more expensive these days, the way that we think about work and training is shifting, and existing positions are requiring more tech skills than ever before.

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Innovative Ways to Renovate Your Office Building

Eco-Office Gals

You don’t want your office building to look like a stereotype. The dismal aesthetic of gray on gray is a thing of the past, and you’re ready to embrace the future. You’re searching for advice you can implement to give your space a modern look and feel — something different than what you’re used to. But it isn’t as simple as choosing a new color scheme.

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Deliberate Social Media

Simple Productivity Blog

Many people that I talk with are surprised to know that outside of the blog, I don’t use Facebook or Twitter. Some react with disdain (“How can you possibly know what’s going on?”) or frustration (“How can I reach you if you don’t read Facebook?”). It’s a deliberate choice, and the result of a long journey. I’ve had a rough journey in popular culture over the past few years. First I decided not to read/watch/listen to news.

When I Give Someone Flowers, What Message is the Color Sending?

Dumb Little Man

A lot of people use flowers to express their feelings. Men, for example, declare their undying love to the women of their dreams by sending flowers. Whether it’s Valentine’s day, anniversary, birthday, a women will surely receive a bouquet of carefully arranged flowers. Now, here’s the thing: Flowers have different meanings depending on their color. So, before you give one to your special someone, make sure that you the colors of flowers and their meaning. Roses.

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Yet More on the Changing Nature of Retirement

Small Business Labs

We've covered the changing nature of retirement so often in our Baby Boomer section we feel like we're feeding a fed horse by covering it again. But it's an important trend and there continues to be a flurry of interesting articles on working in and/or delaying retirement.

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Bouncing Back from Failure

Office Dynamics

Has it been another week of adventure? A lot can happen between Monday and Friday, can’t it? I’d like to focus today on Turning Failure into Success. Failure is a dirty word in the corporate world. And our success-oriented society often makes it difficult for those who fail to adjust. This negative attitude often forces people to take job-related failures personally, even if they had little to do with the actual events.

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10 Areas of Your Life That May Need A Boost

Dumb Little Man

If you’re like most people, you probably have your annual New Year’s resolutions. And just like most people, you probably had a hard time making the leave the drawing room. The good news is that you don’t have to wait for the start of a new year to make things right. I believe that the domain of our lives is much like the Parthenon, a tremendous structure supported by 10 crucial pillars. You may survive without one of them or maybe two.

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Setting Rules in Outlook 2016

Laughing all the Way to Work

I like to set a rule for the messages I receive from my boss. I have a new boss so had to figure out how to do this again and thought I should just write it down for the benefit of anyone else who may need it or for myself for the next time. I want any emails sent from my boss to go into a special folder. I also want it to make a sound when the email arrives. I chose a ring tone so it is different than the default email notification.

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Joan’s Naughty and Nice List for Assistants

Office Dynamics

During a Facebook Live event Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International, had discussed her Naughty and Nice List for Assistants. This discussion highlighted many great things that can be practiced in the office as well as actions that should be avoided. In the middle of the live stream, Joan asked the viewers to give her some examples of naughty behavior practiced in the office as well as some nice behaviors.

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ProWritingAid Review – We Tested the Grammar Checker

Daily Writing Tips

Would you like to have a friendly editor reading your drafts and pointing out typos and clunky sentences – before you show them to the rest of the world? That’s what ProWritingAid can do for you. What is ProWritingAid? ProWritingAid is an automatic editor for your writing and works similarly to tools like Grammarly and the Hemingway editor.

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Creating Great Habits Through Self-Improvement

Dumb Little Man

When you realize you’re not happy in the situation you find yourself in, it’s time to take action. If you’re unsure about where to start and how to make that change, there are two options you can take: a sudden, dramatic overhaul of your life or gradual change that leads to a permanent improvement. While the former might offer a short-term hit, the latter is where you need to go for longer-term gains and where you will find the most improvement.

2018 162

Why Jerks Still Get Ahead

On The Job

The rise of the #metoo movement in the last year and more attention to inequalities in the workplace has prompted a lot of discussions inside and outside of the workplace. David Mayer, a professor of management and organizations at the Ross School of Business, says that women aren't the only ones who can be treated unfairly on the job -- nice guys don't always finish first.

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How Small Businesses Can up Their Game With Quality Shipping

Small Business CEO

In 2016, nearly eight in 10 Americans shopped online, and that number is likely to rise as e-commerce grows even more prevalent across industries. Now that more customers are skipping crowded shopping malls to order online, shipping has become a vital part of running a business. Large companies like Amazon have honed shipping into an art.

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How to Write About Ranges

Daily Writing Tips

A range is, in written expression, the numerical difference between or among two or more values, or a pair of elements denoting the end points on, and perhaps one or more elements along, a continuum. Using sentences with errors in expressing ranges, this post discusses how to correctly do so in writing. The school enrolls students in grades 9 – 12.

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How to Learn a New Skill The Fast and Easy Way

Dumb Little Man

Can a complete novice learn to play tennis in under 30 minutes? In the 1970’s, Timothy Gallway’s claim to fame was that he could teach anyone to play tennis in 30 minutes — even if they had never played tennis in their entire life! Morely Safer was an investigative television journalist for the nationally broadcasted CBS news show. When he heard of Tim Gallway’s claim, he decided to test his claims and report the findings.

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Why Job Shadowing Can Give You an Advantage

On The Job

Job shadowing might sound a little creepy—does it mean you’re skulking around a workplace, spying on people? Well, part of that is correct—you will be in a workplace and there will be people. But far from skulking or spying, you’re given a front-row seat to how work gets done. Whether it’s in an architecture firm, at a high-tech startup, or at an auto body repair shop, experienced workers let you watch how they do their jobs.

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Next-Level SEO Concepts

Small Business CEO

Search engine optimization (or “SEO”) is one of the most important concepts in modern digital marketing. The idea is simple: you want your online presence to be as friendly as attractive and as accessible as possible to search engines like Google and Bing. That’s because Google and Bing act as gatekeepers and traffic cops on the web, making your target audience aware of your existence and directing that traffic to you. In the early days of search engines, SEO wasn’t all that complicated.

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How to Effectively Remove Mold From Your House

Dumb Little Man

Molds aren’t just eyesores; they’re a threat to your health and property. Molds can cause allergic reactions which can be dangerous in rare cases. They can also cause damage to your property, including your clothes, furniture, wood, floors, and just about anything else they come in contact with. If left unattended, the damage can be so great that you’ll have to spend a huge amount of money. Mold Truths: The Real Reasons For Mold Growth.

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12 Essay-Writing Hacks That Really Work

Dumb Little Man

Writing essays can be difficult and time-consuming, and this can be stressful when you have looming deadlines for different subjects. However, we’ve put together several essay writing hacks that you can use to ensure that you finish your essay on time and that it looks neat and professional. Hire a Writing Service. A writing service is a great way to get a professional and quality essay.

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How To Make Your Wife Smile

Dumb Little Man

When you meet the woman of your dreams, a marriage becomes suddenly inevitable. And a few years into your marriage, everything changes as you get to know your better half. You realize that keeping up with your wife can be a drag. Despite that, however, you should still play your part and give your wife the attention and love she deserves. Here are some really great ways to make your wife happy. Make Her Feel Special.

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13 Reasons You’re Bored In Life

Dumb Little Man

“Live in the moment and enjoy the journey” is what they often say. Yet, there are still a lot of people who find this journey extremely burdensome, mundane, and dull. To sum it all in one word- boring. If you are one of those people who don’t find life interesting and no longer feel excited about it, it’s about time you figured out what’s wrong with your life. Here are 13 reasons why you may be bored in life: You have no goals. Goals are what get you going.

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5 Qualities of A Successful Small Business Website

Dumb Little Man

If you have a business, you need a website. Not too long ago, a small business could survive without a site. Word of mouth was, and still is, an effective form of promotion. But in 2018, people are as likely to turn to their phones as their friends to find business information. Without a website, a business is invisible in the modern world. The problem, however, is that web developers are expensive. This is why most business owners consider creating a website on their own.

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7 Killer Ways to Connect with your Audience During a Speech

Dumb Little Man

It’s probably your worst nightmare. You’re giving a speech, and you start to stumble. You mix up a few of your words, lose your train of thought, and then you can’t seem to get back on track. Sweat is forming on your brow and you’re starting to hyperventilate. You’re asking yourself: is it hot in here, or is it just me? Is there a rock nearby I can climb under? If anything like this has happened to you, I’ll bet it was painful. Giving a speech is no easy task.

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GenZ and Money: How GenZ Faces Their Financial Fears

Dumb Little Man

People who grew up during the Great Depression have a certain set of stereotypical characteristics that were shaped by the circumstances in which they lived. These are the people who saved every twist tie from a loaf of bread. They even had to wash out the bread bags to reuse them because every resource was precious and needed to be used to the fullest. In a lot of ways, it is an admirable way to live — waste not, want not, as the saying goes. It’s certainly a lot better for the planet.

2018 143

Business Website Tips for Your New Startup

Small Business CEO

If you’re working to launch your new startup business operation, there are some things that simply can’t wait; like your business website. Every business in today’s modern world needs to be equipped with a well-built website. Your business website is your organization’s digital home base. The design of your website largely affects the effectiveness of your content. Take a few moments now to consider these helpful hints before heading to the proverbial “drawing board” of the web.

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Questions That You Should Ask a Potential Business Partner for Your Clothing Store

Small Business CEO

Having a business partner is one of the things that you have to think about when you are building a clothing store. The fashion industry is one of the biggest industries in the world, and it continues to grow because of e-commerce and other technological advancements. That is why having someone who will help you with your tasks is essential. Having a partner is not limited to partnering with only one person either.

Live Streaming: How it Can Help You to Build Your Brand

Small Business CEO

In a digital world where direct and instant connections to potential customers are vital in helping to build a brand, live streaming is the online tool of the moment. It provides businesses with the opportunity to speak directly to the people they are trying to attract. This communication is often done in an informal manner, making people feel at home with the brand and helping them to become familiar with what it stands for.

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Companies That Offer Online Title Loans With No Credit Check

Small Business CEO

Title loans are secured short-term loans available to car owners. The vehicle used as collateral should not have a lien on the title. In other words, the vehicle or car should not have an unpaid auto loan. Title loans are provided by private lenders. The title is used as the security but the borrower gets to keep possession of the car or vehicle and continues to use it as long as the loan gets repaid on time.

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6 Features to Look for When Choosing a POS System

Small Business CEO

Whether you’re just launching your business or upgrading your point of sale (POS) system, you may feel overwhelmed by all of your options. Some features will help your business grow, while others may just be a waste of time and money. Here are 6 beneficial features to look for when choosing a POS system for your business. Multiple and Split Payment Options. Look for a POS system that offers multiple payment options, like cash, credit cards and mobile payments.

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How to 3x Your Productivity (with More Free Time) in Less Than 30 Days

Small Business CEO

Most of us work too hard for too little. We’re slowly being pushed to get more done with less. We spend more time at work with our co-workers than we do with our loved ones. Day-by-day, we’re asked to do more and more, while we’re compensated with less and less. Yet, oddly enough our productivity is actually decreasing. We’re not getting the right kind of work done. We’re not all that productive. Sound familiar? No wonder we’re exhausted.

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