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The Rise of the "Elite Expert Segment of the Gig Economy"

Small Business Labs

How To Be A Rock Star In The Elite Expert Segment Of The Gig Economy is an interesting white paper from The Luxury Institute, which claims to be "the world's most trusted luxury and premium goods and services consulting firm." " The Luxury Institute is an expert network firm. These firms provide clients access to industry experts, most of which are independent consultants. 

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Five tips for keeping a meeting on track

Practically Perfect PA

You know those meetings that go on and on forever with no agenda, no purpose and no end? Yup, we’ve all been there, and we all know how much of a waste of time these meetings can be. Often, they can be a phone call or an email, and they never require everyone in the […]. Core Skills Meeting Management admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant meetings Office manager PA Personal Assistant Time management

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?How Intermittent Fasting Helped Me Hit My Diet Goals

Dumb Little Man

A few years ago, my body wasn’t what I wanted it to be. I wanted to lose quite a bit of weight. So, I tried monitoring my portions, counting calories, cutting out certain foods, and exercising like crazy. Unfortunately, nothing worked. I wasn’t getting any closer to attaining my weight loss goals. It was frustrating, to say the least. Then, one day as I was pumping iron at the gym I overheard someone talking about intermittent fasting and the incredible gains that came with it. I was intrigued.

2018 156

Productivity Hacks Are Distractions, Not Helps

Simple Productivity Blog

True productivity isn't about shaving off time. It's not about the notebooks, the software, the pens or the stickers. But people, including myself, are always looking for a better way. The problem is that productivity hacks are distractions. They keep you from doing the real work as you look for that better way. The post Productivity Hacks Are Distractions, Not Helps appeared first on Laura Earnest. Productivity

2018 109

Can Traditional Employment Match the Flexibility of Independent Work?

Small Business Labs

We've long found in our research that having work flexibility, autonomy and control are key reasons people become and like being independent workers (freelancers, contractors, self-employed, etc.).    But there's been much debate around whether or not companies - and particularly the online platform marketplaces like Uber and Lyft - could shift their workers to traditional employment and still provide the same levels of work flexibility.

2018 143

Tips for the Tourist in All of Us: The Savvy Admin’s Guide to Travel!

Office Dynamics

I have been hosting the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence for 25 years. I also host a high-end training program for executive assistants and administrative assistants called World Class Assistant , in Las Vegas. I have observed hundreds of assistants travel and heard numerous stories about their travel experiences both while in transit to Las Vegas and during their stay in Las Vegas.

2018 145

How AI Will Make Workflow Easier for Marketers in 2019

Dumb Little Man

We’re not going to suddenly see a robot takeover in 2019. However, we will see the continued improvement and application of artificial intelligence in marketing. As software gets better, the strengths of AI remain: taking in and processing large amounts of information very quickly and performing tedious tasks without complaint. Next year, we will see marketers ramp up the integration of the application of artificial intelligence in marketing.

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The Staffing Industry Analysts on the Gig Economy and Cloud Labor

Small Business Labs

The Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) recently released their U.S. Gig Economy - 2018 Edition report. They found that about 48 million Americans are in the gig economy, which is 31% of the workforce. They also found about 13.7 million Americans are human cloud workers.    They define the human cloud as: " all manner of companies that facilitate direct, digitally-enabled work arrangements, from sourcing a worker through payment."

2018 140

7 Environmentally-friendly Ideas Every Business Should Employ

Eco-Office Gals

“All our dreams can come true- if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney. The ultimate goal of every business is to achieve success, and success is nothing but financial benefits and positive public perception. What some people don’t realise that the latter can be exploited to ensure the former. Due to the increasing population, the renewable, as well as non-renewable resources, are getting consumed at an alarming rate. The amount of waste generated is also pretty unbelievable.

2018 100

Top 3 DIY Website Tricks That Can Save Your Startup Money

Dumb Little Man

Starting a startup is certainly an exciting entrepreneurial endeavor. You are ready to bring your vision to life via an innovative solution you can monetize. However, the startup journey does have a few associated costs. A savvy startup founder knows the importance of cutting costs where possible, regardless of the startup budget. Did you know that the second most common reason behind startup failure is running out of money?

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Podcast 103: Focus and daydreaming

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ? Stitcher ? Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play. You can leave a review here! This is Podcast 103. In episode 93 I talked about focus and hyperfocus. This time I’ll go into detail about the perils of not focusing and what you can do about it. We’ll start with a quotation. All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” That was written by Blaise Pascal in the 1600’s but it’s even more relevant now.

2018 100

Technology: Future Proofing Your Career

Practically Perfect PA

Artificial Intelligence to Intelligence Amplification “Human intelligence will always be number one, but with machine learning and artificial intelligence you can amplify it.” Anil Kamath, Vice President at Adobe The landscape of the employment market is experiencing a tidal wave of change. We are deep in the middle of the 4th Industrial Revolution, where Tech and […].

2018 100

7 Environmentally-friendly Ideas Every Business Should Employ

Eco-Office Gals

“All our dreams can come true- if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney. The ultimate goal of every business is to achieve success, and success is nothing but financial benefits and positive public perception. What some people don’t realise that the latter can be exploited to ensure the former. Due to the increasing population, the renewable, as well as non-renewable resources, are getting consumed at an alarming rate. The amount of waste generated is also pretty unbelievable.

2018 100

Should You Consider Working In A Co-Working Space?

Dumb Little Man

Nowadays, things are changing rapidly- people’s lifestyle, work culture, and working environment. This changing era gave birth to co-working spaces. Co-working spaces are very different from the traditional office culture. They are much more engaging, employee-friendly, and cost-effective. These are some of the reasons why the young generation is leaning towards startups and want to utilize their talent for themselves rather than work in a company as an employee.

2018 145

We Know We're Rude With Our Phones -- But We Don't Do Anything About It

On The Job

When cellphones first made their appearance, workplace advice columnists like myself advised that bosses and co-workers became annoyed when a worker used it at work. There were several reasons: people using cellphones tended to yell into the thing; the calls were often personal and inappropriate at work; and workers on a cellphone were seen as goofing off. When smartphones came along, it became obvious that bosses could not ban them from the workplace.

2018 131

7 Examples of Incorrect Punctuation with Quotation Marks

Daily Writing Tips

This post points out common errors committed when reporting what has been said or written. Each example is followed by a discussion of the problem and a revision that provides a solution. She pointed out that, “Speed matters — the faster an organization learns, the faster it evolves.”. The quotation, in isolation, is a complete sentence and is properly capitalized.

2018 82

The Basic Language And Know-How For Creating A Website

Eco-Office Gals

Technology is enhancing the way people socialize, work, and operate their business. The use of a website can be beneficial to your small or large business. A professional website will introduce your business or brand to millions of new viewers. In fact, a website can be used as a marketing tool. You want to have a website to attract visitors that are spending money. There are free templates to help you start your own website.

2018 100

11 Highly-Effective Tips on How to Burn Fat Fast And Naturally

Dumb Little Man

Excess fat can be a nuisance, especially if it’s around your belly area. It can make you feel too conscious of your appearance and it can increase your risk for serious health problems. If you have a very busy schedule, staying in shape can be difficult. This is why you need to be more aware of what you should and shouldn’t do for weight loss. With that, here are some of the most effective tips to burn fat fast. Eat Foods Dense in Fiber.

2018 145

5 Things to Take Off Your Resume Right Now

On The Job

It can be daunting to write a resume. First, it's a lot of work. Second, you're never sure what to include or omit on a resume -- what if an employer really does care that you have a Goldendoodle? It's why many people recycle the same resume over and over, no matter that it's been five years since it's been updated in a meaningful way or that it's the same resume used to apply for a job as an airline pilot and as a bartender.

2018 100

48 Writing Prompts for Middle School Kids

Daily Writing Tips

Are you stuck for something to write about? Or are you looking for prompts to use in the classroom? These prompts are aimed at middle school students (roughly age 11 – 14) – but younger or older writers might enjoy trying them as well. I’ve split them into different types of prompts – imaginative prompts, non-fiction/essay prompts, short story prompts and journaling prompts – but feel free to use them in any way you like.

2018 80

Shrinking your schedule is ironically the key to staying focused and effective

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Brownian Motion – and seriously, bear with me here – is the theory of molecular science that explains why particles in a gas will distribute themselves to evenly fill any container they occupy. . These are the fancy science words for describing complex probabilistic math that’s baked into the laws of physics… which makes gases in a container spread out as much as they can , until the gas is distributed as diffusely as possible throughout the container. . (I I told you to bear with me!).

2018 68

Impression Management Strategies: Are You Responding to Your Failing Business?

Dumb Little Man

“I think the best companies are those that can recognize when something isn’t going right, and fix it, instead of just turning a blind eye because it’s easier.” — Ben Lerer. You’ve got an awesome idea and a sleek brand. You’re ready to create a successful startup that solves your target customers’ biggest problem. After hundreds of pitches, you and your team have managed to convince Angel investors and VCs to support your idea. We all know how startups work.

2018 142

How to Pitch Your New Business Perfectly

Small Business CEO

There’s no denying we’re operating in a challenging business climate. Competition is healthy, but to stand out from the crowd and nail new business opportunities, you’ve got to do your homework. Understanding your own business inside out is only half of the battle —you’ve also got to demonstrate that you have a thorough appreciation of those you want to work with too.

2018 63

Here’s Why Business Cards Are Still Useful

Dumb Little Man

With the advancement of technology, some may argue that business cards, such as an embossed business card, are starting to become obsolete. They take up a lot of space in your wallet and pocket space which can be used for more valuable things, like gum or memorable tickets. Some argue that business cards are a waste of money and most of the time, people don’t use them once you give them out.

2018 140

5 Little-Known Steps To Get Over A Painful Breakup

Dumb Little Man

Life is already difficult. Let’s try and make it a little less complicated and happier. Let me start with something you would want to hear in a difficult time like this, okay? It is completely alright to break up with someone if you think that the relationship was too draining and you’re not receiving enough in return. Sometimes, saying goodbye hurts, but it is important for YOU. You need it to be happy and to love yourself.

2018 139

How To Protect Yourself From The Internet Of Things

Dumb Little Man

For nearly every internet user, security is a top priority. These days, it’s second nature to proceed with caution online. We are always careful to never share and reuse passwords, we log out of our accounts on shared computers, and are quick to dismiss malicious spam emails. Unfortunately, even the most security-minded individual can slip up when utilizing IoT. IoT is shaping up to be the tech of the future, but can cybersecurity standards keep up?

2018 154

4 Risks All Workers Are Most Frequently Exposed to Working in Construction

Small Business CEO

America’s landscape is changing. While natural disasters are partially responsible for the transformations taking place, manmade alterations are primary factors here as well. New homes and commercial buildings are continually going up across the nation. Though progress is necessary, it often comes at a price for those on the ground fostering those construction projects. Looking at the Numbers.

2018 62

3 Reasons you should Consider Working with a Social Media Agency

Small Business CEO

Social media is by far one of the simplest and most cost-effective marketing strategies you could use for your brand. It’s also one of the most difficult to master. Not only that, but many business owners still don’t seem to see it as a valid marketing tool for some strange reason. But with the right team, social media could be your most powerful marketing tool and it will provide a much better return on your investment than any other form of advertising.

Snail Mail Or Email: The Benefits Of Hand-Delivered Correspondence

Small Business CEO

Since the beginning of time, people have developed and honed their ability to communicate with each other in written form. Those early pictures and symbols etched in stone developed into a readable alphabet which later turned into writing on early forms of paper. Now, people have many ways to communicate. Whether it be via a postal service or by email, mail is often one of the main ways people stay connected with the outside world.

2018 61

How to Make Your Business Popular Online

Small Business CEO

When it comes to running a business successfully these days, you have to have a strong online presence. Maybe, in the past, having a great ad campaign on billboards and mailed out to customers was enough, but now, having a great website and a strong social media presence makes a huge difference. Whether you’re a dropshipping company that’s always working with wholesalers, or an eco-friendly forward-thinking ecommerce shopping business, you need to get noticed online.

2018 61

How Small Business Owners can Use Online Writing Services to Build Their Personal Brand

Small Business CEO

Roy Spence rightly said that what you stand for matters more than what you sell. Every organization has a brand identity. If you don’t give it much attention, then it will be a lame one; but every company is inevitably going to have a personality. Therefore, it is essential that you build on that brand because how people think of companies is very similar to how they feel about people.

2018 57

4 Skills Entrepreneurs Must Cultivate

Small Business CEO

Entrepreneurs are those who ideate, design, implement, and launch a business. Being an entrepreneur isn’t for everyone, but those looking to take the leap would benefit from working to develop a set of skills that can help them succeed. Here are four skills all entrepreneurs must cultivate. Discipline. Discipline is a form of training, whether mental or physical, that one uses in pursuit of a goal or mission.

Intranet Tools Are a Secret Weapon For Employee Retention in Healthcare

Small Business CEO

In an economy where it is no longer necessary for workers to stay with a single organization for their entire career, employee retention is an issue that has dogged many high performance, high-pressure sectors like finance and business — but the problem is probably most stark in the case of the healthcare industry. The average turnover rate for new employees in healthcare rose to 14.7%

2018 57

How to Get a Corporate Venture Capitalist to Invest in Your Innovation

Small Business CEO

After years of hesitation, corporations are entering the world of venture capitalism. Their contributions are increasing steadily with the number of active corporate investors tripling from 2011 to 2016. In fact, 75 of the Fortune 100 companies are now participating in venture capital investing. These businesses come from all different sectors. Corporate venture capital (CVC) branches have been established in companies from Google and Qualcomm to Johnson & Johnson.

2018 54

3 Tips For Protecting Your Small Business When Going Through a Divorce

Small Business CEO

While running a business in and of itself can be challenging, this task can become even more difficult if you have personal issues that are bleeding over into your professional life. Although you might try your best to keep things separated, big personal issues are bound to creep into your business life on occasion. One of those occasions where there’s likely to be some overlap is a divorce.

2018 53

Side Hustles to Help Meet Debt Payments and Get Out of Debt

Small Business CEO

Debt relief is more than just controlling your spending – finding ways to further improve your income can be just as important. A recent survey has found that the average American with a secondary source of income earns about $8,000 extra per year. In light of a ValuePenguin survey that found the average American household carrying a debt of $5,700, this means the average income from side hustles is significantly more than what you’d need to pay off the average debt.

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