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Deloitte on the Future of Work

Small Business Labs

Deloitte has become, in our opinion, one of the key go-to sources of information and analysis on the future of work. Their recent article Redefining work, workforces, and workplaces is a good example. In a relatively short article, it nicely synthesizes and explains "multiple converging trends and how they are already fundamentally changing all aspects of work."

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The Future of Foldable Smartphones: The Good, The Bad, and The Worst

Dumb Little Man

Even though the idea of a foldable smartphone is as old as the hills, the desire to embrace an elegantly flexible device had never seemed more passionate before. What appeared to be merely a flash in the pan not too long ago has seemingly brought the entire smartphone industry to a standstill. Suddenly, almost everyone is looking forward to a phone that can bend gracefully and also double up as a tablet.

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Preparing for an Assistant video interview

Practically Perfect PA

The vast majority of recruitment agencies and employers now use video as part of their interview process, because it saves time and money on the early stages of the interview process. In our recent interview with Hayley Lawrence, PA for the Regional General Manager on Necker Island, she told us that she had to submit […].

2019 165

Choosing the Best Administrative Assistant or Executive Assistant Conference

Office Dynamics

An administrative conference should feed your brain and soul! You have finally gotten the approval to attend an administrative conference, maybe you have decided to invest in yourself by attending an administrative conference but choosing the best administrative assistant or executive assistant conference is no easy task. Attending an administrative conference is a big investment of your time and money. You should choose wisely.

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Positive Career Affirmation #12

Eat Your Career

I maintain a comfortable but organized area that inspires my best work. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #12 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Uncategorized inspiration organization workspace

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10 Ways To Woo A Girl The Right Way

Dumb Little Man

The early days of dating are always the fun part. It’s where you can’t stop thinking about your girl and how you can make her happy. From flowers to chocolates and balloons, you have a lot of plans that are guaranteed to put a smile on her face. However, as courtship ends, you feel less and less enthusiastic about wooing her. And that’s where problems happen and relationships break apart.

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5 tools to help create organisational charts

Practically Perfect PA

Having worked through a few company restructures in my career I have often been given the horrible task of creating new organisational charts. Back in the day, there were only two platforms available for this job – PowerPoint and Visio, they had their problems, and although, yes, I could create charts with both programmes, I […]. Featured Office Technology admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant technology Virtual Assistant

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How does an Administrative Professional Set Up an Official Process? Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Welcome back to Ask an Admin! The blog series that allows administrative professionals to ask any questions they may have and have their peers give the best advice they can provide. This week Stacey asks: I am the Executive Assistant to the President and CEO, and the only assistant (the only admin, really) at this location.

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Wish Your Pup Could Tell You How He’s Doing? Check His Poop

Dumb Little Man

Everybody poops — me, you, and our furry friends. Most dog lovers are more familiar with dog poop than human poop. We scoop poop on walks, clean up indoor accidents, and search through mounds for lost treasures. Poop management isn’t everyone’s favorite part of pet parenthood, but it is a vital aspect of productive and health-focused pet care. As a result, pet parents shouldn’t be afraid to get up close and personal with their pup’s poop.

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What meetings should you have with your Executive?

Practically Perfect PA

We all know that communication with your Executive is key to a successful working relationship and I’ve found over the years, the more access an Assistant has to their Executive the more they are seen as a critical asset within the organisation. But, when you work with a busy Executive, it can be challenging to […].

2019 159

When to Use a Colon: Rules and Examples

Daily Writing Tips

The colon can be a tricky punctuation mark. You’ve probably grasped periods, question marks, exclamation points, and commas – but the rules surrounding colons may seem a bit trickier. There are two main ways to use colons: To introduce an item or a series of items. To replace a semi-colon between two independent clauses: the second clause should explain or expand on the first in some way. As you can see, I’ve used both types of colon above. Colons can trip writers up, though.

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The Speed of Right


“Slow and steady wins the race.” – The Tortoise and The Hare. In our quest to get things done, we can find ourselves moving too fast. When that happens we run the risk of missing key components of task completion, which can result in lower quality results. The need for speed is alluring because the rewards associated with speed are compelling: we get to finish something we started and that gives us a sense of achievement and accomplishment. But that feeling is not only false…it’s fleeting.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Garden

Dumb Little Man

Your garden is full of secrets. When you know those secrets, it will help you to grow a beautiful and healthy garden. Although gardening still requires dedication and skill, there are many fun facts about your garden that could make maintaining it a little easier. Curious to learn more about gardening? We have five interesting gardening facts you likely didn’t know about your garden. Plants Do Respond to Sound. Have you heard (or seen) people talking to their plants?

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Five tips on team management

Practically Perfect PA

Managing a team isn’t easy. In fact management, in general, is pretty tough – that is why so many people are bad at it! It can be hard for Assistants to juggle managing a team of other Assistants or Administrators (which is often the case) and support their Executive. It’s not an easy role. If […]. Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Management Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Among vs. Amongst

Daily Writing Tips

Summary: Among and amongst are interchangeable terms. Among is more common in modern writing. Americans tend to always use among , while in the UK both among and amongst are used. Although we’ve covered the difference between Among/Amongst in another post on Daily Writing Tips (spoiler alert: there isn’t one), you might still be wondering which word would work best in a particular context.

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8. Variable Pay for Recruiters

Recruit CRM

Motivating your team Now you have a team and have assignments to do. One of the most important elements of building a business is the motivation of your team to achieve organizational goals. Much as enough has been spoken and written about motivational factors and hygiene factors in a work […] Source. Blogs

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Advancing Your Lifestyle: 5 Essential Benefits of Home Automation System

Dumb Little Man

Today’s latest innovations can provide a significant impact on your daily life. One of them is home automation. Utilizing this technological advancement can make your life easier and more convenient considering today’s fast-paced lifestyle. It’s also a great way to make your smart home more tech savvy. Home automation is the electronic and automatic control of your home’s appliances, activity, and features. It allows you to access them remotely or locally using your favorite device.

5 Ways to Successfully Join a New Team

On The Job

It can be very exciting to join a new team. But it also can be a bit daunting when you realize the successful track record of that team. How can you make your mark? How can you get others to listen to your ideas? What if they don't like you or what you have to say? These are pretty normal questions, so don't feel like you're the only one who has ever felt this way.

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Episode 244: Living a Conscious Life with Bob Rosen


On today’s episode, I spent time with Bob Rosen. Bob is the founder and CEO of Healthy Companies and is a trusted global CEO advisor, organizational psychologist, keynote speaker, and New York Times bestselling author of eight books. His latest book entitled CONSCIOUS: The Power of Awareness in Business and Life was published by Wiley in July 2018. This episode is brought to you by GanttPRO. It is an interactive online Gantt chart software for planning and controlling multiple projects at once.

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3 Simple Ways to Invest in Real Estate

Small Business CEO

Real estate investing stands for buying, owning, managing, renting or selling any kind of real estate for profit. In other words, any property that is owned for the sole purpose of creating profit, whether through market value or rental income is a real estate that is invested in. It is an asset form with limited liquidity when compared to other investments. Real estate investment also needs large amounts of capital and high cash flow to become a profitable investment.

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6 Ways You May Be Secretly Sabotaging Your Relationship

Dumb Little Man

Are you sabotaging your relationship? When your relationship is on the rocks, it’s easy to find things or people to blame. Work’s too busy, your partner doesn’t understand you, the kids are always in the way – the excuses are endless. And it’s not that those things aren’t factors, but they may not be the real source of the problems you’re experiencing. Life gets busy and difficult for everyone.

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Are You Burned Out? Here's What to Do

On The Job

"I'm so burned out." I overheard the comment while on a subway recently as a young woman talked to someone on her cellphone. I was surprised to see how clearly distraught the woman was -- and how young she appeared to be. I thought about that young woman several times that day, especially since I had just read statistics saying that one in five adults in this country experience mental illness in a year. While "burnout" isn't a medical diagnosis, it is a very real concern for many people.

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According to the National Labor Relations Board, Uber Drivers are Contractors

Small Business Labs

The U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled this week that Uber drivers are contractors. The major impact of this ruling is gig workers are unlikely to be able to form or join unions. This follows a ruling by the U.S. Department of Labor finding that gig workers are independent contractors and not entitled to minimum wages and overtime pay under federal law. Neither ruling was a surprise.

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Empowering and Enabling MSME Businesses in India

Small Business CEO

Currently, there are more than 43 million micro, small and medium sized business enterprises (MSMEs) in India, employing about 40% of the total population. With its contribution to GDP of around 8%, these MSMEs are not only helping in financial development of the country, but also in improving the socio-economic status of the people.

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7 Ways to Control Your Business Travel Anxiety

Dumb Little Man

Business trips are not fun trips. From flight delays, chaotic train stations, poor hotel rooms, language barriers to deadlines, there’s an endless list of stresses that leads to business trip anxiety. In one survey, 36 percent of employees admitted that “work-related travel makes them more stressed than usual”. While experiencing travel-related anxiety is totally normal, you shouldn’t let it affect your performance.

2019 146

10 Expert Tips for Sustaining a Blissful Marriage

Dumb Little Man

Being bound to one another for the rest of your life may seem like a daunting possibility at first. Yet, you find millions of people around the world undergoing the ritual of marriage, vowing to share their space and their soul with each other. The thing is that the human need for companionship grows stronger with the passing times. No one wants to end up alone in a dissociating world. That is why people often go out of their way to make their marriages work.

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10 Red Flags to Consider Before Getting Serious in a Relationship

Dumb Little Man

Happily ever after — that’s what most of us want. Finding that partner you truly click with is simpler than what most of us make it to be. At the beginning of any relationship, everything is fun. Once it gets serious, things change. We rush things. Thinking that he or she is the one, we often don’t realize that we might just be setting ourselves up for heartbreak. This is why it is important to consider every relationship you get into as a trial-and-error.

2019 141

Why You Need a Relationship Posse

Dumb Little Man

My ex-girlfriend is one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen. Her body is a work of art, perfectly toned and golden tan with a smattering of graceful tattoos and a tiny, steel rod through each nipple. She has these eyes that are big and brown, accentuated by long, fluttering lashes. Her smile can level you. It’s one of those smiles that makes you smile just because you caught a glimpse of it. She loves animals. Just watching her care for a newborn puppy can melt even the coldest of hearts.

2019 137

5 Dating Ideas if Your Boyfriend is A Sports Junkie

Dumb Little Man

Having a tough time trying to figure out active date ideas for that sports junkie in your life? These guys are tough to please in my experience. So, let’s take a quick look at some choices that will blow him away! OK, hear me out…. Most guys love playing golf. I didn’t think I would, but I have quickly turned my opinion around. Although I am absolutely terrible, it’s a great way to try out a new skill and hopefully, get some sun at the same time.

2019 132

Effective Content Marketing: 8 Ways to Get Your Content Noticed

Dumb Little Man

Do you know what it takes for a business to succeed in today’s market place? Is it repeated advertisements telling customers to buy your products? Definitely not! The market today is very different than it was years ago. With that, it’s time you put yourself in your customer’s shoes and think about the number of ads you see every day. How many of these ads do you actually pay attention to? To be more accurate, how frustrated do you feel when you see the same ads pushing you to buy something?

2019 166

10 Best E-commerce Marketing Strategies to Shape Your Business

Small Business CEO

If you’re running an eCommerce business, there are a few eCommerce marketing strategies you need to implement so that you can gain new customers as well as entice your old clients to keep coming back to your store. There are tons of competition on the internet for eCommerce brands. Therefore, knowing how to set your business apart and get your brand name out there is crucial.

2019 53

Webspotter – The Lead Generation Tools We Prefer

Small Business CEO

If you ask us what is the most valuable thing today, we would say it is analytics, statistics, data. YES, they are ruling the world by helping make better decisions depending on the data available. This is changing the way we look at the world, it shows us the world as a globe of opportunities that are just lying around to be picked up. One such thing is the lead generation software. For all who don’t know, this helps you identify the leads basically paid users from the pool of users.

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3 Ways To Make Sure Your Sales Reps Stay Ahead Of The Game

Small Business CEO

When they’re “out in the field,” your sales team’s days can vary immensely. On some days it can be like gently floating down a stream, wowing people with demos at every turn, enjoying some great networking opportunities, and converting new leads into paying customers. On other days, they might feel like they’re swimming against the current, rushing from one meeting to another, while trying to balance time between new prospects and older ones.

2019 46

How to Start a Small Delivery Business

Small Business CEO

If you wish to launch a startup that requires minimal capital investments, a small delivery company might be just the thing for you. You get to be your own boss, profits are easily made, and you have the freedom to run in any way you like, without the need to reinvent the wheel. The equipment isn’t expensive, your experience and education won’t matter, and you can have numerous potential clients as your company grows. However, some good communication skills may be needed.

2019 46

Trading The News: How To Do It Right

Small Business CEO

When trading forex, one of the most important items to watch at the beginning of each trading session is the news. Taking into account that forex is up and running somewhere around the world 24 hours-a-day five days-a-week , the international news reports can play an important role in prices.

2019 44

How to Choose a Reliable Digital Agency SEO Expert

Small Business CEO

Search engine optimization is the bread and butter of anyone who hopes to even attempt any digital marketing these days. Customers find everything they want online, they even manage their transaction online most of the time, and if you are not able to rank high in their search results, you are basically done for. But what if you are not that much of an SEO wizard? Well, then just hire one, of course!

2019 40

5 Unique Dating Apps You Might Want To Try

Dumb Little Man

The sun is shining. It is warming up again and the hormones are dancing the Samba: summer is coming. If you want to look for new partners with tech support, you probably think of Tinder first. Despite the supremacy of the app, which has since become popular among love seekers, there are many other unique dating apps which may actually be better. Read on to find out more about them. F**k, Marry, Kill. F**k, Mary, Kill, FMK in short, is a special app in every aspect.

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