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6 things to stop doing in your one to one

Practically Perfect PA

For Assistants, the time they spend with their Executive in a one to one setting is so necessary and enables them to get on with all the tasks that require just that little bit of input from their boss. But, as I’ve heard many many times, there are lots of you out there who do […]. Core Competencies Working with Executives 121 Meetings admin administrators assistants Career CEO EA Executive Assistant meetings Office manager PA Personal Assistant

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3 Really Crucial Steps To Help You Solve Any Problem In Life

Dumb Little Man

These days, everyone is busy. And with lives overburdened by hectic schedules, people are no longer able to see through their problems. They feel so weak that they just give in to the situation and don’t exert effort in knowing how to solve any problem. They feel overpowered by the challenges that come their way. Some people attempt suicide when they see no way out. In such situations, they usually seek motivation from others.

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Study Finds Middle Aged Professionals Moving to the Countryside

Small Business Labs

A study out of the University of Minnesota found that in Minnesota while the younger adults were leaving small, rural towns, people in their thirties, forties and fifties were returning.    The chart below shows the key findings from the study.

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A Conversation with Joan

Office Dynamics

Over the past 20 years, I have attended several conferences ranging in topics from fiction writing to motivational to professional training and even a full weekend trying to become a more educated outdoor woman. Each conference offered a unique learning opportunity, but none of them provided the ideal balance of professional and personal development that last year’s conference did.

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5 Books for Executive Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

If you have been reading the Practically Perfect PA blog for a while, you will know that I often tell Assistants that they have to read EVERYTHING, which includes emails, reports, the intranet, the internet, business guides, your Executive’s magazines and newspapers. Really anything else that you can get your hands on that will develop […]. Career Development Featured admin administrators assistants Books Business Career EA Executive Assistant PA Personal Assistant

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Smart Tactics to Resolve and Stay Out of Entrepreneurial Debt

Dumb Little Man

Debt is a part of every business and every entrepreneur knows that. However, not all entrepreneurs are aware of the difference between a bad and good debt and that makes it hard to learn how to avoid the debt trap. All good business debts are credit lines, mortgages, and loans. They get leveraged for the benefit of the entrepreneur’s business. In other words, they are productive debt. Bad debt, on the other hand, is the amount that you can’t leverage as your company expands.

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How Coworking is Changing Commercial Real Estate

Small Business Labs

Coworking has reached the size and scale where it's starting to have second order impacts on the broader real estate industry.    Farthest along is coworking's impact on office design. As anyone who's recently visited a newly designed corporate office knows, they look a lot like coworking spaces.    And, of course, corporations are increasingly housing employees in coworking spaces.

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How to make your desk space more efficient

Practically Perfect PA

Recently I have been spending a lot of time trying to get my home office into a state of total perfection, where I have everything I need to hand, and the atmosphere is one of calm efficiency. Obviously, this is a dream but one I aim to achieve one day. Anyway, I was thinking about […]. Core Competencies Featured Office Culture admin administrators assistants Desk EA Executive Assistant Office manager Office Space PA Personal Assistant Productivity Virtual Assistant

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Yay or Nay: The Pros and Cons of Living in a Condo

Dumb Little Man

People in the city live hectic lives. And if you are one of those people, there’s a good chance that you barely have time to maintain your house because of your full schedule. If you are looking for a better housing option and you’re seriously considering getting a condominium, make sure to check out these pros and cons of living in a condo first. The Pros. Saying goodbye to yard and lawn maintenance.

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The Data Behind the 5 Signs You Were Meant to Work for Yourself

Small Business Labs

The CNN Money article  5 signs you were meant to work for yourself caught our eye for several reasons. First, the five reasons listed in the article are consistent with our research findings on the self-employed. The second reason is the article had no data backing up the five signs. But thanks to the MBO Partners State of Independence study series, we have data on each of the 5 signs listed in the article: 1.

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Money Saving Deals for Businesses: Get What You Need Without Breaking the Budget

Tips From T. Marie

Doing business can be expensive. From computers to apps, and everything in between, doing business costs money. Often, critical business needs are put on the back burner in order to stay on budget. Luckily there are some great ways to get what you need and save big bucks at the same time. Over the eleven years , I’ve been running my own business , I’ve come across a few ways to save a few dollars for the things I need to run my business.

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How to set up an ideal week calendar and why it’s a must have

Practically Perfect PA

Why am I here? How am I going to get through this? Shouldn’t I be doing something else with my time? Will I ever eat again? These are the questions executives ask themselves while sitting in meetings they don’t need to be in. As the meeting progresses, the inner dialogue continues… How did this happen? […].

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Best Rewards Cards For Funding Your Family’s Next Vacation

Dumb Little Man

Family vacation costs can add up quickly, especially when the number of mouths to feed seem to grow with each big trip. Sooner than you realize, the cost of a big family trip can seem like a vacation experience straight from the movies. With that, you have to know how you can start planning a family vacation on a budget.

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4 Ways to Handle a Passive-Aggressive Colleague

On The Job

There are always different personalities at work, and that's what can make your day strange, fun, interesting -- and maddening. One of those different personalities can be the passive-aggressive colleague. A passive-aggressive personality is defined in the dictionary as "a type of behavior or personality characterized by indirect resistance to the demands of others and an avoidance of direct confrontation, as in procrastinating, pouting or misplacing important materials."

2018 122

7 Flawed Sentences Redeemed by Commas

Daily Writing Tips

The simple insertion, deletion, or relocation of a comma (or two) can alter a sentence’s meaning, so when writing or editing a sentence, carefully analyze it to determine whether the punctuation (or lack thereof) serves its intended meaning or whether it creates grammatical confusion. The following examples illustrate the significant difference punctuation can make; discussion after each sentence explains the problem and provides a solution.

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Technology of the week: Envoy

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Technology of the week: Envoy. Here are the details: What is Envoy? Envoy is a cloud-based visitor management system for your office or reception area. It is compatible with iOS and usually runs from an iPad. What does Envoy do? Envoy has a lot of features but simply the system allows visitors to enter their […]. Featured Office Technology Technology of the week

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5 Lesser-Known But Highly Effective Hacks to Achieve Sales Success

Dumb Little Man

Sales is one of the most crucial aspects of a business and the art of selling is a sought-after trait. In fact, as competitive individuals, humans go through a continuous process of selling. From selling delegated products to selling our skills and unique personalities to our superiors in the office, we regularly undergo the sales process in our daily lives. This makes it important that we become extremely aware of the best ways to boost sales. “No

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8 Things To Consider When You Get a Job Offer

On The Job

Congratulations! After a lot of hard work, an employer has extended a job offer to you. But before you go out for a celebratory dinner, there’s more hard work ahead. Here’s what to do when you get a job offer: 1. Use your manners. What do when you get a job offer? Well, first things first—say thank you. It sounds simple, but many job seekers forget this step, and it sets the wrong tone with the employer.

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How to Write Your First Screenplay

Daily Writing Tips

Have you ever daydreamed about writing for the big screen? I know I have! Writing a screenplay that gets picked up by Hollywood could see your story reach millions of people – whereas even bestselling novels often only sell in the tens of thousands. Writing a screenplay is very different from writing a short story or a novel, though. There are some specific conventions that you need to know about, in terms of the structure of your story itself, and in terms of how you lay it out on the page.

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4 Smart Strategies for Managing Small Business Taxes

Small Business CEO

There is a big difference between being a business owner and being a smart business owner. The latter has a much better chance of success if they follow a few simple tax strategies. It may be confusing, but the decisions you make now regarding your business taxes could mean the difference between an exciting, bright future filled with growth, or a much darker future riddled with regret and failure. Keep Those Receipts.

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Famous Cryptids: Are They Real?

Dumb Little Man

Do you believe in monsters, fairies or supernatural creatures? Around the world, nearly every culture has stories of cryptids: beings which are commonly thought to be made-up stories. Whether it’s the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot or the Chupacabra, there’s little evidence to prove whether these famous cryptids do or do not exist. What evidence does exist is usually grainy photographs or accounts of shadowy sightings.

2018 148

Identifying All Responsible Parties in Car Accident Injury Claims

Small Business CEO

When you think of a car accident, you are might be tempted to believe that there can only be one at-fault person, but this is a common misconception. Oftentimes, more than one individual is been at-fault in an accident. Failing to identify each at-fault party can be a very costly mistake in many instances. If you’re uncertain about the fault, a car accident attorney can review your case. Why Identifying All Parties is Important.

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How to Maximise the Benefits of a Business Loan

Small Business CEO

With regard to managing small or startup businesses, there is a lot that a business loan can do for that process. However, applying for a loan isn’t something that you can take lightly. While you might have an idea of where and how you want to use your newly acquired resources, being efficient is essential if you’re going to make the most out of your easy business loans. It directly ties to the many legitimate reasons why you would want to apply for a loan in the first place.

2018 48

5 Ways a Customer Data Platform Makes Your Business More Efficient

Small Business CEO

Think about the way you currently shop; maybe you see something you like in a shop window, research it online, add it to your basket and then forgo checking out in favour of picking it up next time you walk by the store. Most shopping experiences are a variation on that kind of process as the days of simply going into store and buying an item are long gone.

2018 48

Top Gifts for a Budding Entrepreneur

Small Business CEO

Passing out of grad school is one of the most exciting moments in anyone’s life. It is the time when one transition from a purely academic to organizational experience and is almost bracing up to take up their dream jobs. Graduating from business school is one of the most significant milestones that one achieves after years of academic struggle and hard work.

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Tips on Finding the Ideal Investment Property

Small Business CEO

Over recent years, many people have made a lot of money from investing in property. For many, the ability to buy a property at a low cost, get it fixed up, and then rent it out to others for a monthly income has enabled them to make property investment a full time career and a very lucrative one at that. With the right choices and a little business acumen, you can go a long way in the property market as property is something that is always in demand.

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Tips for Writing an Effective CV

Small Business CEO

A CV is short for Curriculum Vitae, an order of your working life. A CV (short CVs are preferred) is something that you give to prospective employers to show previous work, and to give some idea of your personality. A CV is the first thing many prospective employers see when they advertise for a new worker, so it is very important that people make their CV the best it can be. This is the main reason why so many writing sites – such as Perfect Essays – offer CV writing services.

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How to Start a Blog in College

Small Business CEO

Whether it is a blog about college or not, many college students have recently seen starting a blog as a good idea. Many people who order custom essays are doing so for their blogs, because the dame time constraint swhich work with their actual education also apply here. Having a blog in college means another opportunity to learn how to write, and to do so in a much wider context than might otherwise be afforded by their education.

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