Sat.Jul 28, 2018 - Fri.Aug 03, 2018

Independent Workers Feeling More Secure

Small Business Labs

One of findings that most surprised us when we first started researching independent workers was how many think independent work is more secure than traditional jobs.    Back in 2011 when we first starting asking about this in surveys, we assumed the vast majority of independent workers would view self-employment as being less secure than having a traditional job. 

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10 Easy Money Hacks to Improve Your Finances

Dumb Little Man

Personal finance doesn’t have to complicated. With the right mindset and commitment towards a better financial life, you can make big improvements effortlessly and quickly. The following are 10 easy money hacks that can take your personal finance management to the next level: Online Shopping. One of the best ways to save money is to shop online as frequently as possible. This is because there is a slew of reliable and useful online portals including Amazon, Walmart, etc.

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New resources for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few months, you might have noticed that I have been adding some new sections to the Practically Perfect PA website. Haven’t noticed? Don´t worry I know you are busy! So, today, I thought I would let you know what we have going on. Here are our new resources for Assistants. Templates, cheat […].

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Free Chapters From Joan’s Book: Who Took My Pen…Again?

Office Dynamics

Thank You! It’s not very often that Office Dynamics can celebrate another book release by Joan but when we do, the amount of support shown is truly amazing. Joan’s new book, Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed , is set to be released in Septemeber, 2018. As a thank you, we’d like to give you three free chapters from Joan’s book, Who Took My Pen…Again?

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Biofabrication - Manufacturing With Mushrooms

Small Business Labs

Biofabrication is the use of biomaterials such as cells, proteins and organisms as building blocks in a manufacturing process. Probably the best known example of biofabrication is the use of 3D printers to create tissue used in treatments for damaged joints and organs. This is still in the experimental stage. But biofabrication is a much broader field with current, commercial applications, especially in the area of manufacturing. 

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Four Surprising Yet Effective Ways To Tune Into Your Soul

Dumb Little Man

I’m going to ask you a question which you may or may not have ever asked yourself. Does your life actually feel like it’s in alignment and in flow with what your soul needs and desires? If you take a trip down memory lane right now and re-visited everything you did over the past week, is there anything that stands out as feeling heavy or wrong? Maybe there’s something you felt an unusual amount of resistance around or something that simply sucked your energy dry?

2018 115

Research: Workplace Incivility Has Ripple Effect

On The Job

When I am the most frustrated and angry, I wish I had a British accent. There is just something special when someone like Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham on "Downton Abbey" lets you know you're behaving like a jerk. When you talk like that, I'm tempted to ring for Nanny and have you put to bed with no supper," she once said. In the workplace, incivility is a problem.

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Top 10 Online Tools for Writers

Daily Writing Tips

All writers need a helping hand now and again – and having the best tools at your fingertips can make a huge difference. I’ve picked my favourite tools that will work for almost all writers – whether you’re a blogger, a novelist, a freelancer, or (like me) a bit of everything. We’ll take a look at: Four tools to help you focus when you’re writing – for many writers, this is the biggest challenge! Four tools to help you store your writing safely (and collaborate with others, too).

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Inspiring Journaling Prompts To Help Re-Shape Your Life

Dumb Little Man

I’ve always had massive aspirations, dreams, and desires my entire life. With hard work, commitment, and a lot of journaling, I’m now living the life I’ve always dreamed of and wanted to create. Journaling has been a massive part of my success. I personally journal daily as I believe that mindset is the key to everything! Everything in my life, I have created through asking for it and it helped to first know what it was I was asking for. What was it that I wanted? Who did I want to be?

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Microsoft Finds the One Thing That Matters Most to New Hires

On The Job

As the competition for workers heats up, employers are offering better benefits and pay in an effort to attract job candidates. The problem is that once a new worker is on board, then things may start to fall apart -- often within the first week. Many new workers are thinking to themselves: "Wow, I think this was a mistake," and may even begin job hunting again, knowing that there are plenty of employers out there who want them. Why do new workers feel this way?

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5 Effective Ways to Grow and Maintain Your Email Subscriber List

Small Business CEO

Having a great email marketing strategy is smart for your business. However, if you don’t have engaged subscribers, your message may be falling on deaf ears, and you may be wasting time and resources. The first step to an engaged subscriber list is to strategically build your list, and the second is to nurture this list.

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Micro-editing: Writing a Very Short Summary, Abstract or Synopsis

Daily Writing Tips

As a writer, I have probably learned the most from having tight word counts. In several assignments, each piece had to be 150 words or less, or 250 words or less, or three lines or less. Sometimes the whole publication had to fit on one page, or in one column. This kind of micro-editing is common with summaries of news articles, query letters to publishers, and abstracts of academic papers. Techniques for micro-editing. Cut ideas before words.

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Don’t Make Them Wait: How to Improve Customer Response Time for Business

Dumb Little Man

People do not like to wait. They don’t like being put on hold. They don’t like when a website takes forever to load. They don’t like waiting for a call or an email that they doubt will ever come at all. Generally, people don’t like being told to wait for anything. Anything at all. This is understandable because there’s really nothing more precious than time.

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When the communication goes bye bye

Who's the Real Boss?

What’s your existing relationship like with your manager? Do you feel like it’s rock solid? Like it’s a two way street? Do you feel like you’re 100% in the know on everything and the communication is free flowing?

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Selecting Your Business Entity

Small Business CEO

Starting a new business venture is extremely exciting. However, if you are like most entrepreneurs, setting up the legal structure of your new business is less than thrilling. You may be tempted to avoid the issue completely, or to choose your legal structure based on a friend’s advice. The problem with this is that they may not really know what they are talking about.

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Purina Survey: Dogs are Part of the Family

Small Business Labs

Dog food manufacturer Purina recently  released the results of a survey of dog owners.    Not surprising to anyone who has followed the pet humanization trend , 95% of dog owners say their dog is part of the family.    A more interesting finding is about 50 percent of the female respondents said they preferred time with their dog over time with their partner and/or other family members.

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Breaking The Cycle of Confirmation Bias

Dumb Little Man

No matter how much you share political stories on Facebook, you’ll likely never change your friends’ opinions on the issues. In fact, sharing and reacting to political posts will only create a more polarized community because Facebook’s algorithms show you what you like. This is where learning how to avoid confirmation bias becomes tricky. Polarizing Opinions on Social Media. On social media, Democrats and Republican link to articles that share their party’s natural bias.

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Your Business Needs to Be Listed on These 6 Cost-Effective Directories & Social Platforms

Small Business CEO

Does your business suffer from under-listing? If you feel like your marketing team is doing everything right and still failing to produce the results you (think) it deserves, perhaps you’re not speaking to the right crowd. Make that crowds , actually. See, Internet users aren’t monolithic. Just as every independently owned business has a unique mix of customers and fans, every social media platform and business directory has a slightly different mix of users and viewers.

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The Ever-Changing Role of Software in the Business Landscape

Small Business CEO

Software’s evolution has transitioned from a data mining platform to marketing insights and as we are all familiar with – accounting software. These days, it has advanced to a more holistic solution for small business owners – vital for survival in an ever changing and competitive marketplace. Small businesses must try and become more frictionless and efficient within their internal ways of working.

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5 Reasons Why Your Business Website Needs a Blog

Small Business CEO

If you’re looking to boost your organization’s digital website, then blogging is a good way to steer your research efforts. Building a business blog for your website is beneficial in many different ways for your organization. You may not see the picture clearly, right now, but blogging has the potential turn visitors into conversions. Here is a quick breakdown of a few of the many perks you can reap by building a solid business blog. The opportunity for extra information.

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What Businesses Stand to Gain From Switching to Solar

Small Business CEO

Solar power is still today sometimes considered an out-of-reach notion, something that is for the privileged few and not widely available. However, this could not be further from the truth in today’s market of eco-warriors and global energy-saving goals, solar power is becoming a viable option for businesses everywhere. When it comes to improving your business you can do no better than to begin considering the benefits of solar energy. The reason for this is simple.

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