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3 Reasons to Ditch Your Leather Wallet and Go Digital

Dumb Little Man

Despite the cool factor, Americans have been slow to make the switch to digital wallets. As you might expect, younger consumers lead the way: Fifty-four percent of Gen Z consumers use digital wallets. Still, even though user numbers increased in all age groups in 2018, many are only dabbling in digital while holding on to their worn-out leather wallets. What’s behind the reluctance? If you were paying attention to high school physics, you’ll remember that inertia is a powerful force.

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What are interpersonal skills?

Practically Perfect PA

‘Must have good interpersonal skills’ is a phrase that you will often see on job descriptions for Assistants, but what does that mean? What are interpersonal skills and why are they so crucial for Assistants? Interpersonal skills, or soft skills or people skills are the same thing. They are the skills you need to interact […].

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Results from the European Freelancers Study

Small Business Labs

The European online talent marketplace Malt and the European Forum for Independent Professionals recently released Freelancing in Europe , a study based on a survey of close to 1,000 European freelancers.    The results are generally consistent with studies of U.S. freelancers. As the study chart below (click to enlarge) shows, the main reasons for Europeans becoming freelancers are quite similar to the reasons Americans do. The same is true for the challenges of being a freelancer. 

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Losing Sleep Over Your Business? Here are 9 Ways to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

Tips From T. Marie

In the early days of my business I lost a lot of sleep. Sometimes it was due to working into the wee hours, other times an inconsistent income kept me awake and other times a multitude of to-do lists insisted on rotating through my brain like a revolving door of tasks I couldn’t slow down. The more sleep deprived I became, the less productive I was. I was sick often and just wasn’t operating at my best.

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8 Methods to Eliminate Credit Card Debt

Dumb Little Man

Huge credit card debt can feel like a crushing, impossible burden that you need to carry for months, years, or even a lifetime – but it doesn’t have to be. With a few simple steps and a good deal of discipline, credit card debt can be whittled down, paid off, and eventually eliminated for good. Just imagine how good it’ll feel to not owe your hard-earned money to a credit card company. Instead, you’re free to save it or even spend it however you want.

How do I Deal with an Executive that Always Says Yes? – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

Welcome to Ask an Admin! This is where any administrative assistant or executive assistant can submit any question they have and your peers can weigh in on the conversation with their advice. There is more than one way to approach a situation or problem so we would love to hear your input! This week Karen asks: How do Administrative Professionals deal with an executive who says yes to everything?

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Insect Farming Company Ynsect Raises $150 Million

Small Business Labs

Ynsect , a Paris-based producer of insect protein used in fish farming and pet food, recently raised $125 million.    The company is using the money to expand in the U.S. and build the world's largest insect farm in Northern France. They plan to grow mealworms, which are larvae of the beetle species Tenebrio molitor (not that you care) at the plant.

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13 Online Banking Security Tips You Should Know About

Dumb Little Man

Banking online is fast and convenient. This is what makes it so popular with people all over the world. However, it also exposes you to more threats. We want you and your money to stay safe, so we’ve put together a list of the best online banking security tips available. Don’t Use a Public WiFi Network. Never access your banking information over an unsecured or public WiFi network. Since they’re usually not encrypted, it’s easy for hackers to get in and steal information.

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Giving and receiving feedback at work

Practically Perfect PA

At last week’s Future Assistant Conference, we had a brilliant session on how you can manage an awkward conversation. Our wonderful speaker, Julie Leitz, introduced the session by saying that most advancements in our careers and our lives come from difficult conversations, but actually, we are never taught how to have these conversations, how to manage […].

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How to Get Started as a Freelance Writer in 6 Simple Steps

Daily Writing Tips

Would you love to be a freelance writer? Maybe you’re hoping to make a bit of money on the side of your day job, or you want to find some work that fits around being at home with your kids much of the day. Perhaps you’re hoping to launch a whole new career. You might well be feeling daunted before you’ve even begun, though. There’s just so much information out there: where do you even start?

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Name Your Tasks Properly

Simple Productivity Blog

Have you ever been going over your task list and come to a screeching halt? Did you stumble over the task because your brain didn't know what to do with it? Properly naming tasks is one way to keep that from happening. I am not very good at naming tasks. Even after years of doing Getting Things Done and absorbing productivity information, all which emphasize to keep tasks do-able. So here is how - and why - you need to properly name tasks.

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How to Become a Better Photographer

Dumb Little Man

In our current day and age, everyone enjoys clicking pictures. But, if you are relatively new to photography, then you will understand the struggle of capturing perfect shots. Becoming a professional photographer or taking some amazing shots does not happen overnight. Photography is an art which needs practice. You can work towards improving your pictures by incorporating certain changes to your photography style.

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Gratitude First: A 30 Day Challenge

Productivityist

Note from Mike: Expressing gratitude can really make a difference in your productivity so rather than speak to it myself, I went to the expert, my good friend Karl Staib. Karl dedicates his attention and focus to helping others display and share gratitude. He is the author of Bring Gratitude and the creator of the 30-Day Bring Gratitude Challenge. . There were 3 important things I needed to do and I wasn’t doing any of them. I just kept ignoring my “to do” list.

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3 Ways to Feel Better About Failure

On The Job

I'm not sure I know many people who get up every morning and say, "Gee, I can't wait to fail today!" Failure. Failing. Any of those words are drilled into us from childhood to avoid. No teacher or parent wants us to fail. We don't want to fail in front of friends or coworkers. So it makes sense that when we fail, we feel terrible. But what if we could feel good about failure -- or at least better?

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4 Ways To Give The Best Candidate Experience in 2019

Recruit CRM

In the early days, recruiters focused their work mostly around what clients (hiring managers) wanted. But with today’s changing recruitment scenario, candidates have started demanding the same treatment as well. Recently I came across a discussion on Reddit (An online discussion website), that was filled with bad experiences candidates faced while dealing with recruiters! Source. Blogs

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Want Better Workouts? Hit the Sack Early

Dumb Little Man

We’re overextended and exhausted, but we have weights to lift, miles to run, and muscles to build. The problem, though, is that the only time many people have to achieve fitness goals often overlaps with (what should be) bedtime. It’s a Catch-22. Sleep isn’t something to tamper with. It’s serious business. We need at least seven hours to lower our risks of developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and depression.

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Money Doesn’t Exist

Brilliantly Better

There is no physical money. It’s a mental construct, a controlled hallucination shared by almost the entire population of the globe. There’s no physical object which, by itself, can have an intrinsic, exchangeable value. Even if we can identify “precious”… The post Money Doesn’t Exist appeared first on Dragos Roua. Money and Wealth

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3 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

On The Job

Everyone has heard the expression "work smarter, not harder." If you're like me, that's often easier said than done. When you're under pressure from your boss, or you're trying to juggle multiple projects, you might forget all about such advice, and find yourself working 12-hour days. Of course, you're not really clear about what you're getting done -- but you did answer 100 emails, send 100 emails and create a paperwork blizzard on your desk. Yes, indeedy!

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Why Teachers Need Plot, Emotion and Story

Daily Writing Tips

Students like stories. Teachers know that stories keep their interest. But plot, emotion, character, conflict and theme – the tools of a fiction writer – can be power tools for educators as well. Having an attitude in class. Learning theorists have taught that students learn when they feel the need to; that in a sense, they create their own learning. Because emotion and character come from who we are, a lesson with a story motivates students to learn.

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5 Ways To Create the Foundation of a Long-Term Relationship

Dumb Little Man

Every relationship has its peaks and valleys. Sometimes, the valleys seem so deep and wide that it feels like you’ll never get out of them. Some couples never do. They either choose to go their separate ways, file for a divorce or have a legal separation. A long-term relationship is definitely one of the most adventurous journeys that anyone will ever willingly choose to travel, but we do so because the rewards at each peak are tremendous.

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4 Ways How Recruiters Can Give The Best Candidate Experience

Recruit CRM

In the early days, recruiters focused their work mostly around what clients (hiring managers) wanted. But with today’s changing recruitment scenario, candidates have started demanding the same treatment as well.

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The Best Skip Services And Their Environmental Benefit

Small Business CEO

Whether you’re sat in the comfort of your own home or even your place of work, living in a clean and hygienic environment is not only important but a must. That being said, ensuring your waste disposal is kept on top of isn’t the task that always gets seen to. As a result, all too often, rubbish builds up causing an unsightly and unhealthy situation for everyone.

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Fallas – The Purifying Effect Of Loud Noises

Brilliantly Better

The decision to leave Romania for another country was taken during 2017. I just knew that I had to leave. But the actual process materialized at the end of 2018. Partially because there were quite a few loose ends that… The post Fallas – The Purifying Effect Of Loud Noises appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development Travel & Fun

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11 Thesis Writing Tips That Will Help You Graduate

Dumb Little Man

Writing a thesis is one of the most difficult challenges you will have to overcome in your life as a student. By the time the thesis proposal rolls in, you’re most likely brain-fatigued from all your other university requirements and pressures from daily life. To give you a hand, here are some crucial thesis-writing tips that will help you finish your paper and graduate successfully. Know Your Topic. Try to choose a topic that you already have a wealth of knowledge on.

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4 Ways How Recruiters Can Give The Best Candidate Experience

Recruit CRM

In the early days, recruiters focused their work mostly around what clients (hiring managers) wanted. But with today’s changing recruitment scenario, candidates have started demanding the same treatment as well.

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How to Make the Most of an Outdoor Marketing Event

Small Business CEO

In spring and summer, or if you live in a climate that’s friendly for outdoor engagements, it could be good for your business to get involved in an outdoor event. Outdoor marketing events come in many forms, but have several advantages; they have the potential to introduce you to loads of new people, they attract the eyes of passersby and passing drivers, and they allow you and your staff members to enjoy the outdoors at the same time.

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Most CFO's Use Non-Employee Labor for Major Initiatives

Small Business Labs

New research from Robert Half Management Resources found nearly seven in 10 CFOs (69 percent) use non-employee labor for major one-time business initiatives, such as an acquisition or system implementation. As the study infographic below (click to enlarge) shows, the most common approach is using a combination of internal and external teams. The top reason for using external talent is access to specialized skills.

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How To Calculate Salvage Value Of An Automobile

Dumb Little Man

When a vehicle is damaged beyond repair, automobile insurance companies declare it a total loss. Now, if that’s the case with your car, don’t throw it out just yet. While it may not be cost-effective to repair the vehicle, it still retains some salvage value. In addition to the value of its scrap metal, the vehicle may have some serviceable parts that can be removed and sold as repair parts for other vehicles.

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Personal Advice on Finding The One

Dumb Little Man

Many of us wonder if we will ever find “the one.” Some people don’t believe that “the one” exists and that we shouldn’t be tied to just one person for the rest of our lives. To start with, the idea of being “tied to someone” is hugely negative and if you think like that, then your relationship certainly won’t be free. Some people simply don’t care about finding the one. However, as I’ve gotten older I hear more and more people saying they are still searching for the one.

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Using Tech To Give Your Pet A Better Quality of Life

Dumb Little Man

Our pets tend to be members of our families rather than just a possession. We value them unconditionally which is why we’re often looking for the best ways to make them more comfortable and safe at home. Now, thanks to modern pet technology, we are able to give them just that. What Does Today’s Pet Owner Look Like? There is no single cohesive portrait of a pet owner. Millennials and baby boomers show very similar rates of pet ownership at 35% and 32% respectively.

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Utilizing IP Scanners for The Business

Small Business CEO

Whether you’re a small or large business, ip scan needs to be conducted. It’s used to protect your network from inside and outside threats. And through this guide, we’ll help you find out if ip scanning is the right network maintenance method for you. The purpose of ip scanning are: Recognizing valuable TCP and UDP network services that run on the targeted hosts. Recognizing filtering systems between the targeted hosts and users. Determine the operating systems by assessing IT responses.

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How To Implement Knowledge Management At Your Organization

Small Business CEO

Every company in the world has information, data and knowledge. Managing all this knowledge, or Knowledge Management , without getting a headache can be overwhelming. That’s why there are systems in place that will collect this data, store it in a database, and manage that data like a well-oiled car. Here is a brief guide for implementing KM in your organization. Know What It Is.

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10 Steps to Building a Successful eCommerce Website

Small Business CEO

On average, millennials make 54% of their purchases online and that number is only going to grow even more. This digitalization of sales makes building an e Commerce website a lucrative and potentially life-changing decision. If you choose the right niche and advertise aggressively, your ideas might take off and bring you unfathomable success. As enticing as this idea seems, there is a lot to be done before you can celebrate.

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Small Business in the Cloud: 3 Predictions for 2019

Small Business CEO

Cloud computing continues to enable businesses large and small to do more with less. For that reason, as much as 70 percent of all software, IT, and tech spending will be cloud-based by next year, according to the International Data Corp. These startling numbers are among the reasons to believe that 2019 will see an arms race for companies looking to gain technological advantages on competitors — small businesses in particular.

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The Importance of Timing the Market (for investment purposes)

Small Business CEO

Timing the market means knowing when to buy at the lowest price and sell and the highest price. If it was really that easy, however, then everyone would be doing it. In actual fact, knowing exactly when to buy and when to sell it incredibly complicated. Whilst some investors still believe it is impossible to properly time the market, many more feel it is the key to strong investment and stronger returns on those investments.

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What Free Shipping Means to Your Customers

Small Business CEO

Customers want free shipping. Amazon has forced the issue, pushing retailers to offer free shipping on products. The customers of today expect shipping to be fast, and if you’re in a niche where other retailers are offering free shipping or better prices, you’ll need to offer the same perk to compete. One study suggests that 90% of consumers say that free shipping is the incentive to shop online.

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The History of Signage Design

Small Business CEO

According to a well known online encyclo…pedia (wink wink), signage can be defined as any type of visual graphic that has been created to display information or convey a message to a particular audience. While that’s all very well and good for giving a broad description of signage today, we want to know where signage actually came from? How it was first used in comparison to today and what were the signs originally made of?

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