Sat.Sep 16, 2017 - Fri.Sep 22, 2017

13-Point Website Migration Checklist for SEO

Dumb Little Man

Migrating any site should never be taken lightly. You have to be aware that your ranking on search engines could take a major hit if you aren’t careful. Even the smallest issues can make things worse for your site. With all the requirements you have to fulfill, it may not seem like SEO is a priority. However, if you are a marketer or anyone who would like to maintain visibility, you need to think about it carefully.

2017 213

5 Ways You Can Love the Environment both at Home and the Office

Eco-Office Gals

Looking after the environment not only makes you feel good, but it makes the world feel even better. Every time you say no to plastic is an environmental win, and this doesn’t/shouldn’t stop at home because you can keep up your eco-friendly ways at the office. What is your workplace’s recycling philosophy like? Could it be better?

2017 162
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Introducing the Virtual Summit Partner

Practically Perfect PA

Today, I am absolutely delighted to announce that the International Management Assistants (IMA) are the official partner for the Practically Perfect PA Virtual Summit. As many of you will know, IMA is Europe’s largest Association for Management Support Professionals. They are incredibly supportive of their member’s professional development and the evolution of the industry as a whole.

2017 159

More Forecast to Cycle Between Traditional Jobs and Independent Work

Small Business Labs

MBO Partners released a list of their 10 predictions for the next decade of independent work. The list covers a lot of ground and all the predictions are interesting. But the predictions that caught our eye related to MBO's forecast that people are increasingly going to cycle between traditional jobs and independent work. The two predictions that cover this are: 1.   By 2027, more than half of the workforce will be, or will have been, an Independent.

2017 146

How Not To Give Up When Your Head Tells You to Quit

Dumb Little Man

Most people have to work hard in order to live their dreams. However, all we see and celebrate is their success because the hard work is usually not done in public. So, when you are struggling in the shadows, wondering why success is not coming fast enough, it’s easy to want to quit. Don’t. The successful people you admire are there because they resisted the temptation to quit.

2017 187

Taking a Political Stand as a Business

Tips From T. Marie

Last week I published a post asking what happens if we allow personal convictions to spill over into our businesses. A few people admitted to wondering the same thing, but I didn’t get the conversation with other small and micro business owners I was hoping to get. head over to the Facebook Page if. Read more. Business Tips

2017 117

Fewer decisions = more willpower

Clutter Coach

by Willpower takes energy. You can use it up and wear it out. Guess what else uses up your energy? Decision making. Any decision making. What scarf to wear, how much cereal to put in your bowl, what parking spot to choose. All the little decisions you make all day, every day, take energy. So if you’re trying to make a change, develop a new habit, you need to save up that willpower to use on that, not waste it on mundane decision making. What can you do?

2017 100

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7 Unhealthy Behaviors That Affect Your Mental Health

Dumb Little Man

Bad mental health habits are behaviors that have a negative effect on the way we think and the way we feel about ourselves. We often believe our mood and our mental health are solely dependent on external factors and we only have little ability to control them. We often wonder why we get so easily irritated, upset, sad, lethargic, and bored in life. As a solution, we try to improve our mood and cope with stress by engaging in unhealthy behaviors. This, unfortunately, makes our mood even worse.

2017 184

Love Your Office Space Series : Make Typing Fun

Tips From T. Marie

You spend a lot of time in your office. It could be a corner of your living room, a dedicated room in your home or even a small, rented space. No matter where your office is, a key to making work enjoyable (and productive) is creating an office space that you love. Over the next. Read more. Business Tips The Home Office

2017 115

Do Others Have a Negative Opinion About You?

On The Job

I've known many job candidates who cannot figure out why they didn't get the job after what they considered to be a great interview. I've also heard from workers who don't understand why they don't get a promotion after receiving good marks from their bosses. Why do these people fail to get the job or the promotion? New research may explain the reason.

2017 109

Drones for High Value Deliveries

Small Business Labs

We hear a lot about drones delivering pizza here in the U.S. We also hear about driverless cars delivering pizza. We obviously like pizza delivery.    But the startup company Zipline is delivering much more important items with drones. Since 2016 they've been using drones (more properly referred to as  unmanned aircraft systems ) to deliver blood and medical supplies in the African nation of Rwanda.

2017 130

Working From Home: Is it Worth it?

Dumb Little Man

We’ve all fantasized about trading in our demanding office hours, gossiping coworkers, and overbearing bosses for a work from home gig. But, how do we get past the anxieties that come with the transition? Nip those fears in the bud and get ready to pursue the career of your dreams with some of the information below. Why is Working from Home So Great? Working from home has several benefits besides the ability to make a living in your pajamas.

2017 170

Taking a Political Stand as a Business

Tips From T. Marie

Last week I published a post asking what happens if we allow personal convictions to spill over into our businesses. A few people admitted to wondering the same thing, but I didn’t get the conversation with other small and micro business owners I was hoping to get. head over to the Facebook Page if you’d like to get the conversation started. ) Still questioning, I decided to see what, if anything was out there already on the subject.

2017 100

Merit Pay Raises: Why They're More Popular and How to Get One

On The Job

If you're counting on a pay raise for next year, you might be in for an unpleasant surprise. That's because despite greater competition for workers and a steadier economy, employers are re-thinking just who should get a pay boost -- and why. According to an Aon Hewitt survey of 1,062 companies, an average of 12.5% of payroll is targeted for incentive and bonus pay in 2018.

2017 109

3 Easy Ways to Write More Concisely

Daily Writing Tips

Writers can employ various categorical strategies to make their writing more active and concise. Here are three simple types of unnecessary wording to keep in mind (and out of one’s writing). Extinguish Expletives. An expletive is an indirect phrase that only delays a reader’s acquaintance with the writer’s point. Expletives include “There is,” “there are,” “there was,” and “there were,” as well as any of these phrases with is substituting for there.

2017 72

HR Tips to Hire and Retain Generation Z In The Workforce

Dumb Little Man

Did you know that there are 30% Generation Z in the workforce? Millennials are hard-working optimists that strive for job security. Baby Boomers have dedicated employees with impressive portfolios. The next generation that will take over the workforce is misunderstood. If you work in Human Resources and you’re thinking of recruiting Generation Z employees, you should continue reading. What Matters to Generation Z. Generation Z are people born between 1990 to the mid-2000s.

2017 166

Assistants. Looking for an Amazing Gift Idea?

Office Dynamics

Are you planning a corporate event at a beach resort? Or maybe just looking for a unique gift for your favorite client or special employee? As an assistant who has to occasionally (or often) search for client or holiday gifts, I know how hard it is to find a unique gift. It seems like the same old “stuff” pops up. Well, I was fortunate to have Martha Liberti reach out to me a few months ago and tell me about her beautiful, customized Beach Bag Gifts.

2017 100

Boost Your Laundry Business With These 4 Smart Tips

Small Business CEO

The main reason why so many people invest in running a laundry business is because it’s a relatively safe and lucrative venture. However, its appeal is also one of the reasons why so few laundry businesses make it big –the safe and simple route can only take you so far. Successful entrepreneurs know that a business hinges on its owner’s ability to make calculated decisions and accept risks for the sake of higher returns.

2017 64

Vocabulary Quiz #9: Formal Communication

Daily Writing Tips

Rewrite the following sentences to reflect the vocabulary expected in formal communication. The clinic specializes in the treatment of kids 4-12. He should of known that Jackson could not be trusted. Hodges was terminated for insubordination, but Hodges says he was going to resign anyways. The company is going to move its corporate headquarters to Atlanta, irregardless of what the shareholders have to say. Police busted three drug dealers in the early morning raid. Answers and Explanations.

2017 55

Top 10 Cheap European Car Hire Destinations

Dumb Little Man

If you’re planning a European getaway sometime soon, you need to start considering arranging a cheap car hire for your trip. It will give you the freedom to explore, save you time on your trip and you won’t have to worry about your own car being stolen or damaged. But, as you’ve no doubt discovered, car hires can sometimes prove to be a confusing process. Some cities are more suited to be explored in a car than others and that will depend on what time of the year you are traveling.

2017 165

Finish with Jon Acuff

Productivityist

My guest this week is Jon Acuff – a New York Times bestselling author of six books with his most recent, Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done. Jon helps some of the world’s biggest brands tell their story and has appeared on CNN, Fox News, Good Day LA, and other major media outlets. We discussed a sampling of the topics in his latest book which includes planning, prioritizing and reaching the state of finished no matter what you’re working on.

2017 43

How to Best Prepare Your Business for a Natural Disaster: 6 Crucial Tips

Small Business CEO

The recent storms to hit the United States have been all over the media the last few weeks. Hurricane Harvey dumped enough water on southern Texas in a week to supply New York City with drinking water for sixty-nine years. That is a massive amount of water to fall in less than a week. And then there’s Hurricane Irma: Hurricane Irma – photo credit: Joan Nova / Flickr.

2017 58

The Prefix “Hyper” and Related Words

Daily Writing Tips

Words with the Greek prefix hyper – (meaning “above,” “beyond,” or “over”) are listed and defined in this post. (A A subsequent post will focus on words with the antonymic prefix hypo.).

2017 53

What's the Worst Thing You Can Do?

The Marq

This post is mainly the video below where I speak to a simple concept. It's not something that I learned over the last week, but something that was exemplified through practice and highlighted from the success I had from it. Whatever you're after or looking for in business and life, you'll have an easier time if you get someone's help. What do you do then when for your work, in your sales process, you need someone else to cooperate with you? This is the underlying question I talk about below.

2017 40

5 Things Your Accountant Should be Doing

Small Business CEO

Is your accountant giving you more than just tax advice? If not, it may be time to find a new one. Your accountant should be helping you with these five important things: 1. Helping You Prepare for Tax Season – Well in Advance. Most business owners hire an accountant purely for tax purposes, although they can offer assistance in other ways as well. Ideally, your accountant should be helping you prepare for taxes well in advance, so there are no last-minute surprises.

2017 57

Marketing and Selling Your Own Health-Conscious eBook

Small Business CEO

No matter what anyone tells you, looking good and feeling good are always in vogue. This is great news if you are interested marketing and selling your own health-conscious ebooks or merchandise online. Consumers of all ages regularly purchase diet plans, health books and gym memberships to keep themselves fit. The diet and weight-loss industry was estimated to be worth more than $20 billion. This represents a huge opportunity for ecommerce vendors and social media entrepreneurs.

2017 52

How Your Employees can Increase the Risk of Cybercrime

Small Business CEO

Businesses these days face a number of risks that could have a seriously damaging effect on their operations and reputation. One huge risk is cybercrime, which has become rife over recent years. With businesses becoming more and more reliant on technology, cybercriminals have more opportunity than ever to cause chaos for companies. It is important to invest in online security for your company.

2017 50

Tips for Attending Industry Conferences

Small Business CEO

So it’s time for your first industry conference, and you’re not sure what to expect. You know that hundreds, maybe even thousands, of people in your line of work will be gathered in one city for a few days of panels, trade shows, and schmoozing. If you want to make the most of the experience , keep a few things in mind. Communicate. This is the biggest thing you can do at a conference. Don’t just hang out with your small group of coworkers; get outside your comfort zone.

2017 50

Clean Your Home Office, Not Your Bank Account

Small Business CEO

Home office cleaning is no one’s idea of a fun weekend. There are so many ways to procrastinate and just avoid it entirely. Hey, the vacuum cleaner is making funny noises! Guess I better not use it; I”ll just have to save up to buy another one. Should I really mop the floor today? Last time I did that, the dog kept slipping on it. I don’t want to hurt my dog; I’m not some kind of monster. And so on and so forth.

Let’s Bust Some Common SEO Myths!

Small Business CEO

If you’re just learning about the SEO world, you may find it daunting to try to sift through all of the information to determine what’s true and what’s false. Our friends at Kamil Web Solution, a premier provider of SEO in Dubai , bust some of the biggest myths about SEO. Myth #1: If you’re not first, you might as well be last. Many sources will tell you that if you can’t land yourself a first-place spot on the Google rankings, there’s no point in using SEO services.

2017 48

5 Silliest of the Silliest PPC Marketing Mistakes that YOU Could Be Making

Small Business CEO

Pay-per-click marketing is THE norm for online marketing now. While inbound marketing envelopes all the techniques for online marketing, it is PPC that does the magic for business that need to make sales and increase their revenues in a short span of time. Talking of that, even e-commerce entities have relied on the marketing of this kind. So, it only makes sense to invest in the service of a Pay per click marketing firm. But hey!

2017 48

How to Keep Making Money When You are Injured at Work

Small Business CEO

Getting hurt on the job is a terrible way to find more time to spend at home. If an injury does occur, it is good to have a backup plan. Your financial responsibilities do not simply stop in life when you are injured, so you have to find another way to bring in money. Workers’ compensation will only pay so much of your life’s expenses. If the case gets complicated, you may even need to obtain a workers’ compensation lawyer.

2017 47

Every Rising Star Should Have These 8 Qualities to Succeed in Business

Small Business CEO

Perfect employees simply don’t exist. But seasoned managers and executives are nevertheless pretty good at predicting which new hires are destined for the corner office and which are likelier to leave after a few years of workmanlike service. You clearly want more of the former in your organization. Here’s how to identify the rising stars in your organization — and, fingers crossed, in the hiring queue. Effective Communication.

2017 47

How to Avoid Network Latency that Costing You Money

Small Business CEO

It’s one of the oldest phrases around – “time is money” – and as the CEO of a small business, you’re probably more aware of that than most others. In business matters, dealing with the hours, days and weeks usually suffices in relation to achieving targets – but what if we told you that increments as small as milliseconds could be impacting your business in ways you hadn’t even considered?

2017 46

Do You Have Someone Who Manages Your Parts Data? If Not, Here are 4 Reasons Why You Should

Small Business CEO

As an electrical engineer, your primary goal is transforming clients’ ideas into functioning electronics. However, in designing a BOM for a project, you’ll need to manage your parts to ensure you have every requirement. Most electrical engineers admit that it’s hard to focus on product design while managing BOM parts at the same time. Poor management of parts leads to lengthy delays in production, unexpected cost increases, and, production of faulty electronics.

2017 46

Does Mindfulness Training Have Business Benefits?

Small Business CEO

Buzzwords come and go in the corporate world. Many are short-lived fads championed and then dropped in a matter of weeks, but occasionally a workplace trend comes along that stands the test of time. Mindfulness is the latest buzzword to infiltrate the corporate world, and this one is here to stay. Mindfulness is a type of meditation that focuses attention on breathing as it flows in and out of your body, allowing you to think and feel sensation more clearly.

2017 46

How to Expand your Business into China

Small Business CEO

China is the world’s second largest economy , and is due to continue expanding, so it makes sense that businesses want to capitalise on the investment opportunities the country presents. With a population of over 1.3 billion, breaking into the Chinese market is attractive to almost every business, but there have been a number of famous companies that have tried, and failed, to expand in China. Shanghai, China.

2017 43