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Day in the life: Sheri Meyer Executive Assistant iDrop

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Day in the life: Sheri Meyer Executive Assistant iDrop. What are the main aspects of your role? The central aspect of my role is to ensure that all components of the business work well together, that also means that I have an idea of what everyone’s part of the business is. I support the five […]. A day in the life interviews with Personal Assistants Featured PA Perspective admin administrators assistants Career Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant

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35 Small Acts Of Kindness To Spread Happiness And Flex Your Kindness Muscle

Dumb Little Man

You want to be happy. So, you do everything to maximize your happiness. You do the things that make you happy. You set and achieve goals. You make as much money as possible so you can buy your way to happiness. But, what if I told you that one of the best ways to feel happy is to give it away. Here’s what I mean…. Happiness is not a scarce resource. The more you give or share happiness, the more you get it back.

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Gallup Says 36% Of U.S. Workers are in the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Last week Gallup released the results of their  Gig Economy and Alternative Work Arrangements  study.    Gallup found that 36% of U.S. workers are gig workers. Key quote from their report: "Gallup estimates that 29% of all workers in the U.S. have an alternative work arrangement as their primary job. This includes a quarter of all full-time workers (24%) and half of all part-time workers (49%).

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6 Tips to Adopt Eco-friendly Printing Practices at Home or the Office

Eco-Office Gals

Printing is unavoidable in a variety of settings, from personal to academic and professional. But printing can also pose significant environmental costs, from the paper itself to the ink and energy. At a time when the environment is under siege from so many sources, it’s important to look for ways to reduce our ecological footprint. Here are some simple tips to make your daily printing more eco-friendly. Find a Green Ink Supplier.

2018 116

Listen up! Building Rapport with your new Executive

Practically Perfect PA

You made it through the interview process, wowed them with your skills and what you’ll be able to do for the company. Today is the day, your first day at the new job. You are excited, nervous, happy, and looking forward to your next adventure. You go in and meet all the employees and the […]. Core Competencies Featured Working with Executives assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant working relationships Working with your Executive

2018 139

In Sickness and In Health: How to Cope With A Sick Partner

Dumb Little Man

When you get married, you might write your own vows or you might stick with something that’s tried and true. Either way, you are pledging yourself, your love, and your support to another human being through all of life’s tricky circumstances. But what happens when things go awry and life throws your relationship a curve ball? How do you cope and start dealing with chronic illness in marriage? What Does Facing Illness or Injury Do To Your Relationship?

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189 Coworking Spaces Opening in August

Small Business Labs

According to Coworking Resources , a site that provides information for coworking space owners, 189 coworking spaces are opening around the world this month. As their chart below shows, over half of these openings are new, independent coworking spaces. The rest are expansions by independent operators (27%) or the large coworking chains (16%).

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Technology of the week: Box

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Technology of the week: Box. Here are the details: What is Box? Box is a cloud-based system that allows users to store files, back-up and sync data and collaborate on documents in real time. What does Box do? Box is a freemium platform that works similarly to other cloud-based systems. It allows users to store […]. Featured Office Technology Technology of the week admin administrators assistants collaboration EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant technology

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Digital Detox: Should You Switch Off For The Benefit Of Your Health?

Dumb Little Man

We are a nation of gadget addicts and knowing how to disconnect from technology isn’t easy for most of us. These days, it seems if we’re not quadruple-screening with the television, iPad, laptop, and phone, we’re checking relentless WhatsApp pings in meetings, snatching furtive glances at our iPhone’s glow in darkened cinemas and live-tweeting the births of our own children. It’s like the country – in fact, the whole planet – has hit peak internet.

2018 124

Eco-Friendly Pest Control Tips to Keep Your Office Pest-Free

Eco-Office Gals

There’s nothing worse than having to work in an office with an infestation of ants, roaches or other pests — well, other than walking into an office that reeks of chemical pest control. If your office gets infested, what can you do to get rid of them without chasing your employees or co-workers out of the office? Here are some eco-friendly pest control tips to help you do just that. Put Down the Doughnut.

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Management Isn't That Hard if You Remember These 3 Things

On The Job

Parenthood is one of those jobs that you think doesn't look too difficult until you've done it. Then, you realize that you have 18 years of caring for a child when you're running on no sleep, (usually) bad food and everyone constantly telling you what you're doing wrong. The same thing is true of management. How hard can it be? Just tell other people what to do, collect a nice paycheck and fire people who annoy you.

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Manager Support

Office Dynamics

Two to Tango. You and the person you support make up a team, even if it’s a small team. There are three stages in a team relationship. The first is learning to work together. Within that stage, each person tries to understand the other person’s work habits, communication style, and attitude. It’s a getting-to-know-you stage. The second stage revolves around partnership development.

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How Artificial Intelligence Will Dominate the Future of E-commerce

Dumb Little Man

With multinational technology companies like Google and Microsoft investing heavily in AI technology, it is predicted that more than 80% of interactions involving retailers and end consumers will push through even without human cooperation by 2020. The question here is, how will online retailers utilize AI to fulfil l their consumer’s demand in the near future? And how can it improve consumers’ online shopping experience? The Rumors About AI Technology.

2018 122

Finding Experts Who Want to Help With Your Writing Project

Daily Writing Tips

You’ve probably read those acknowledgements at the back of a book: “Special thanks to Nobel Prize winner Niels Ryberg Finsen for the many hours of medical advice and strong coffee he shared with me, without which this book would not be possible.” ” And you’ve wondered what it takes to get a world-famous expert of your own, one who could answer the nagging technical questions that come up in your writing project.

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This is What Being the Shy One at Work Does to Your Career

On The Job

When you're the "quiet one" or the "shy one" at work, others may make assumptions about you. For example, they may think the fact that you don't say anything in meetings means you're not confident in your opinions, or that you're not prepared. They may believe that your silence when others are bantering about their weekend or their Fantasy Football picks means you're socially inept, or that you are a snob and think you're above arguing about the Cleveland Browns. Is any of this true?

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4 Health and Safety Tips for Small Construction Companies

Small Business CEO

Whether you have recently started your small construction company or have been well-established for some time, health and safety should always be a top priority. Not only can overlooking health and safety bring about disastrous consequences for you and your team, it could also get you into a lot of legal trouble, including fines that will quickly take a large chunk out of your profits.

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How To Find The Time To Workout Every Day

Dumb Little Man

Some people look back on their younger years when they seemed to have all the time in the world to stay fit. As we become adults with families, work, and seemingly endless responsibilities, it can suddenly seem that we’re too busy to work out. I’m here to tell you that not only can you find time to start working out, but you can even find enough time to workout every day.

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Primes and Princes

Daily Writing Tips

This post lists and defines words deriving from the adjective primus , meaning “first” or “finest.”. premier: first, or earliest; as a noun, a synonym for “prime minister”. premier danseur/première danseuse: the first male and female dancer, respectively, in a ballet company.

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What to do when you lose passion for the thing you do best

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Connect with the beneficiaries of your passion. The people whose lives your work transforms when you do it best. Your customers. They’ll remind you why it matters. Take a deliberate, outsized break. Absence makes the heart grow fonder and getting distance on something you’re stuck on tends to make the brain shaper. Sometimes stepping away – even when it feels like a failure – is exactly what we need to want to create again. Start something new. A lot of people confuse novelty for passion.

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8 Branding Mistakes You Don’t Know Your Small Business is Making

Small Business CEO

The startup industry is thriving today as the budding entrepreneurs have access to all kinds of nifty software and resources to convert their ideas into robust businesses. However, this also means that there is a lot of competition too, which is why branding has become more important than ever. Although more and more people are realizing the benefits of branding and taking it seriously, many are making huge mistakes due to the lack of knowledge and experience.

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12 Must-Know Things While Designing A Book Cover

Dumb Little Man

Authors pour their heart and soul when they write a book. When the manuscript is finalized, the next critical task of designing a compelling and appealing book cover comes. Some authors outsource the designing of their book cover, while some take the DIY route. If you wish to design your book cover on your own, you can use online graphic design tools such as Designhill. You can create an alluring book cover design with this AI-based tool within minutes.

2018 114

10 Tools and Resources to Write the Perfect Resume

Daily Writing Tips

If you read my post of resume tips a few weeks ago , you’ll already be familiar with best practice for writing a great resume. While there’s nothing wrong with hand-crafting your resume in Microsoft Word (or your word processor of choice), there are plenty of online tools that can save you lots of time by formatting your resume in seconds. Plus, if you’re still struggling with exactly what to put on your resume in the first place – there’s lots of great advice out there.

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Understanding the Stages of Growth

Office Dynamics

This infographic is created from the Executives & Assistants Working In Partnership: The Definitive Guide To Success , by Joan Burge. To better understand the people side of the partnership equation, it’s helpful to first understand the stages of growth. Below is a slightly adapted excerpt from Joan’s Star Achievement Series® training. Please feel free to comment and share with your friends or colleagues. To save the photo, right click and select Save Image As.

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The Risks of Physical Documents: Why Your Business Should Consider Going Paperless

Small Business CEO

Even in 2018, many businesses still retain the use of physical documents — otherwise known as paper — as a method of record keeping. There are numerous reasons why businesses still do this: it might be for ease of access, they believe it legally necessary or simply because they’ve been operating for decades and this is how they’ve always managed their files. Paper documentation, however, carries risks.

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8 Reasons To Set Up An Active Workstation ASAP

Dumb Little Man

Have you heard the buzz about active workstations? Active workstations allow you to be less sedentary while you work. Its features may include using an adjustable desk to alternate between sitting and standing all day, using a laptop while walking slowly on a treadmill or even using a balance ball or stool instead of a chair. This is probably just some fad, right? Actually, studies are showing just how bad sitting all day is for your health, even if you exercise outside of work.

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Can CBD Help You? The Surprising Answer You Need to Hear

Dumb Little Man

Serotonin affects your mood, appetite, digestion, sleep, and memory. It’s one of the most common neurotransmitters in the human body. Lack of serotonin is associated with chronic depression, stress, and anxiety. A new solution may help you feel better, naturally. Cannabidiol or CBD is a compound derived from cannabis or hemp plants. It’s non-psychoactive, but new science is emerging which suggests taking CBD may provide relief for a wide range of health conditions. How CBD Works.

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A Beginner Trader’s Guide to the MT4 Trading Platform

Small Business CEO

Welcome to the world of trading! If you’re reading this article, it’s because you’ve recently decided to engage in trading and you’re in the market for a modern trading platform. Today, we’re discussing the MT4 trading platform from the perspective of a beginner trader. The MT4 trading platform was created by MetaQuotes Software about a decade ago and continues to be a primary choice for brokerages and individual traders alike.

2018 48

5 Ways That Will Help You Compete with Amazon

Small Business CEO

Amazon will always be the king of e-commerce, but that doesn’t mean there’s no hope for you in selling some awesome stuff. There are strategies that you can take to be a great competitor of Amazon. Keep in mind that you want to be optimistic and not someone who keeps saying “how will I ever succeed against Amazon?” ” When you are confident and willing to learn, then there’s nothing stopping you. In fact, there is so much to learn from Amazon optimization specialist.

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Automotive Tech Trends: Harley-Davidson New Electric Motorcycle

Small Business CEO

For the first time ever Harley-Davidson announced the development of a new electric motorcycle. This is something the famous firm has never done before. It’s one of the most radical pieces of news to come out of the struggling company in all of its 115 years of existence. Now the big question is, will riders embrace electric motorcycles? The Electric Motorcycle has been in Development for Years.

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Tips on Increasing Operational Efficiency for Small Business

Small Business CEO

Each and every business setting or company needs to enhance its operational efficiency in the best possible ways to survive in this progressively competitive world. And an organization or company not operating its operations effectively, will be out of the race ultimately. Every 24 hours offering you a golden chance to bring improvement in your business operations to beat the competitors and below are some practical tips for increasing operational efficiency of small business or company.

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4 Common Mistakes that Can Ruin Any Business Blog

Small Business CEO

In the modern business world, information is quickly becoming the most valuable currency. Thanks in part to the rise of electronic shopping, contemporary consumers are accustomed to researching just about every product before they make a purchase. Indeed, even B2C transactions have become more complex and nuanced in this digital age. As such, companies that can write quality content –– and promote it effectively –– have a distinct advantage over competitors that don’t.

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Advantages of Using Linux Servers in Businesses

Small Business CEO

One of the longest standing debates among IT professionals is whether Linux servers are better than Windows servers are. Windows supporters firmly stand with its familiarity and safety. Moreover, the more open-minded system admins would rather stick with Linux for its open source goodies. However, is one platform better than the competitor is, or is it just because some businesses have a preference of one over the other?

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