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9 Hacks to Help You Write Killer Content

Dumb Little Man

Knowing how to write quality content is not easy. Most writers are not able to create good content which can hold readers’ attention. Some writers are too bothered about writing perfectly. Others tend to overlook quality and compensates for their lack of skills by writing extremely lengthy articles. There are only a few who knows how to write quality content and those people can really create a difference for their audience.

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Dealing with confidential electronic documents

Practically Perfect PA

A few years ago I wrote a really detailed blog about dealing with confidential electronic documents and paperwork. This is obviously an important subject for assistants because we have to, have to, have to, keep our Executive’s confidence. We must be trustworthy and as hard as it is, keep all confidential matters to ourselves. Today, I thought I would write an update on my blog from a few years ago and concentrate on electronic documents.

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Number of Minority Owned U.S. Small Businesses Growing Rapidly

Small Business Labs

According to research from The Business Journals SMB Insights group the number of minority owned small businesses in the U.S. is growing much faster than overall small business growth rate. As their chart below shows, between 2007 and 2017 the number minority owned SMBs have grown by 79% reaching 11.1 million. This growth is about 10 times faster than the 7.6% overall growth rate for U.S. small businesses during this period.

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Love Your Office Space Series: Just Add Personality

Tips From T. Marie

You spend a lot of time in your office. It could be a corner of your living room, a dedicated room in your home or even a small, rented space. No matter where your office is, a key to making work enjoyable (and productive) is creating an office space that you love. Over the next. Read more. Business Tips The Home Office

2017 119

4 Types Of Stress At Work And How To Deal With Them

Dumb Little Man

“More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgment. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart. Work is meaningful and essential. Work is a part of life. It’s utilizing our talents in order to get something in return. It is a give-and-take process that benefits both parties for the betterment of society. Through work, you get to feed yourself and your family, pay the bills and get to buy your wants and needs.

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Tech of the week: WeTransfer

Practically Perfect PA

Today’s Technology of the week : WeTransfer. Here are all the details…. What is WeTransfer? WeTransfer is a really simple website that allows the user to send big files to other people. What does it do? The website really is simple. You enter the details for the person receiving the file, you then upload your file (up to 2GB) and voila! The recipient is sent an email with a link to download the document.

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What is an Initial Coin Offering and is it a Good Way to Raise Money?

Small Business Labs

Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) are so hot, even Paris Hilton is investing in them.    She's not the only one. Startups have raised about $2.2 billion through ICOs so far this year, according to Coinschedule.com. An initial coin offering is a new way of raising money. Startups do this by issuing virtual coins or tokens and selling them to the public.    A coin or token sale can be much like an initial public stock offering (IPO).

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Southwest Florida Fishing Guide

Dumb Little Man

A vacation to Southwest Florida is incomplete without some fishing as it has some of the best fishing spots in the state. If you are planning your trip, this fishing guide can help you get the best vacation ever. Fishing on the Piers. Via gulfshorelife. Naples and Fort Myers Beach are popular with fishermen and hungry pelicans. The shop on the pier at Fort Myers Beach has rods and reels for rent along with plenty of bait to last all day long. In Naples, the pier has a snack bar and a bait shop.

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Think You’re An Honest Person? Think Again!

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve been doing this personal branding thing for a long time now. For nine years I’ve been digging into people’s brains to find out what makes them tick and therefore what’s important to their brand. When I come to the bit regarding people’s values and what it is that sets their moral compass ( a very important aspect of the brand pyramid ), there’s one that’s far and away the most commonly cited: HONESTY.

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Global Retail Giant Ikea Acquiring Task Rabbit

Small Business Labs

Retail giant Ikea announced last week it was acquiring one of the original and best known gig economy companies, TaskRabbit. TaskRabbit is an online talent marketplace that links freelance workers with a wide range of jobs. About 60,000 independent workers - called Taskers - use the TaskRabbit platform and do everything from handymen chores to cooking to yes, assembling Ikea furniture. For Ikea, TaskRabbit provides a way to add services to their portfolio.

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Love Your Office Space Series: Just Add Personality

Tips From T. Marie

You spend a lot of time in your office. It could be a corner of your living room, a dedicated room in your home or even a small, rented space. No matter where your office is, a key to making work enjoyable (and productive) is creating an office space that you love. Over the next few weeks I’m going to give you some ideas for starting a love affair with your office.? We will cover everything from chairs to décor and a bunch of stuff in between. We are currently on week 3 of the series.

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6 Reasons Why You Should Not Drink Salt Water

Dumb Little Man

More than half of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, but most of it has a very high salt content. This makes it unsuitable for human consumption. If you are wondering why, here are 6 good reasons that will discourage you from drinking salt water. Your body will get dehydrated. The human kidneys are only able to eliminate a small amount of salt from the body at a time through urine. In order to remove huge amounts of salt, the kidneys need to produce a lot of urine to flush the salts out.

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The Virtual Summit Hubs

Practically Perfect PA

With just a few weeks to go to the Virtual Summit (eeekkk!!) I wanted to send you a few more details about the Virtual Summit hubs. So far, we have 25 official hubs dotted around the world from large conglomerates, universities, the travel, fashion and leisure industry and some very funky startups. We are so excited to have you guys on board!

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Podcast 073: Journaling

Clutter Coach

by Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube ⋅ Google Play. You can leave a review here! Why journal? When I write about my day, particularly about work related activities, I record what happened, but I also write how I feel about it and do some analysis if that seems appropriate. I compare what I’m doing now to what I did a few years ago. I write about it in relation to where I want things to go.

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Putting Your Expertise to Work: Consulting After Retirement

Small Business Labs

Five ways to invigorate your encore career as an independent professional

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How to Increase Business Efficiency In Print Marketing

Dumb Little Man

When all businesses are moving online and making it their prime source of business, print marketing gets left behind. People have been putting too much effort on technology that sales and marketing in this niche have been ignored for long. But, let me ask you this: Don’t you think it’s time to reconsider print marketing? After all, it’s still one of the best businesses around.

2017 166

4 Ways to Avoid Working With Jerks

On The Job

The good news is that as the job market improves, more workers are able to leave jobs -- or bosses -- that make them miserable. The bad news is that some are taking jobs that are going to make them just as miserable in a very short amount of time. What happens is that many people believe that once they leave a jerk behind in their old workplace, things will be great. They'll work with people they like or they won't have to put up with a jerk boss. It would be great if that were true.

2017 126

The Daily CT Scan: The Best Way To Start Your Day

Productivityist

A scan is defined by Merriam-Webster as “…to examine by point-by-point observation or checking.” However, the definition goes deeper into that: – to investigate thoroughly by checking point by point and often repeatedly. – to glance from point to point often hastily, casually, or in search of a particular item. Scanning, whether using either of those definitions, can give you the information you need to make a decision.

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70 “Home” Idioms and Expressions

Daily Writing Tips

A man’s home is his castle : a sentiment that a man should have freedom to do what he wants in his home (originally “An Englishman’s home is his castle”). A woman’s place is in the home : a largely outdated notion that a woman’s activities should be limited to child-rearing and housekeeping. At home : comfortable or proficient in an endeavor, matching or suitable for an environment, or competing in an athletic event at the team’s own facility rather than while visiting another team.

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Why Having A Website Is Important For Freelancers

Dumb Little Man

In this day and time, it is often unthinkable for businesses and professionals to not have some sort of online presence. With over 3 billion people being connected on the web according to Google, it is essential to be visible to as many people as possible. Even for freelancers and entrepreneurs, cultivating your digital presence on all fronts is very important! Here are 5 reasons why you need to build your own website. Personal branding.

2017 164

Why Companies Need to Address Loneliness

On The Job

I don't know about you, but I've had jobs that made me leap out of bed every day, feeling so lucky to be going to work. But I've had horrible jobs, too. You know those jobs that cause you on Sunday night to start dreading Monday? I've been there. In fact, I hated a couple of jobs so bad I started getting depressed on Saturday night. I also remember the feeling of isolation I had in those jobs.

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How to Get Some Breathing Room

Productivityist

The following is a guest post by my good friend Shawn Blanc, creator of The Focus Course. Shawn is a writer, small-business owner, productivity coach, and creative entrepreneur. For more than a decade, Shawn has been teaching and learning about creativity, diligence, and focus. In a word or two, how would you describe your average day? Overwhelming? Relaxing? Pointless? Productive? Boring? Stressful? Fulfilling? For me, in this season of life, I’d say that my average day is a mixed bag.

2017 59

Top 11 Writing Apps for iOS (iPhone and iPad)

Daily Writing Tips

Finding the best writing apps for iOS can be challenging. Arguably the best word processor in existence, Microsoft Word, was designed with Windows in mind. Still, developers have answered the call and diehard Apple fans can still find several high-quality writing apps to help them write down their ideas. Whether you need a full-scale word processor or a simple notetaking app, there are several great options for iOS users. Byword.

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Kaizen: A Simple Way to Supercharge Your Freelance Career

Dumb Little Man

Do you have the level of flexibility, freedom and fulfillment that you crave in your career? Are you managing every aspect of your life with the deftness that you wish for? It is quite possible that this is not the case. Maybe you are feeling satisfaction in some areas of your life, but lacking a feeling of contentment in others. Let’s face it. An average day in a freelancer’s life is marked by relentless hustling, doubts and exhaustion. The journey is often lonely.

2017 164

3 Ways To Make Your Business Meetings More Productive

Small Business CEO

The last things anyone wants is to leave a meeting feeling like they haven’t accomplished anything. Or worse, feeling like they’ve taken a step backward or are more confused than ever. If this seems to be frequently happening within your company, it’s time you reassess how you handle meetings and implement ways to improve these meetings. While having a room set aside for meetings can be helpful, it’s what happens in those rooms that’s going to have the most impact on their ultimate success.

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Faster Than Normal with Peter Shankman

Productivityist

Peter Shankman joins me on this episode of the podcast. Peter is the founder of Help A Reporter Out and the author of the new book Faster Than Normal. During our conversation, we dive into why he considers ADHD to be a gift, how he leverages dopamine to boost his productivity, and what people without ADHD can do to tap into some of the productivity benefits they have at their disposal. Relevant Links. Faster Than Normal. Bill Burr | The Tim Ferriss Show. Rich Roll. OmmWriter.

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Punctuation Quiz #22: Introductory Phrases

Daily Writing Tips

An introductory adverbial phrase is often set off by a comma, but the comma can be omitted if no misreading will result. Short adverbial phrases do not always need a comma. The following sentences are written without punctuation. Insert a comma if you think one is needed. After hearing the news the woman fainted. After 1956 such complaints about poor fidelity became far less common. Before going inside the cowboy fed his horse.

2017 59

5 Amazing Aromatherapy Benefits You Probably Didn’t Know About

Dumb Little Man

Aromatherapy refers to the ancient Ayurvedic practice that harnesses the mind and body through essential plant oils. It’s used to be considered an “alternative” therapy. Later, it became an adjunct to spa treatments and certain cosmetic products. Today, aromatherapy goes beyond that. People practice it at home and its benefits go far beyond scent itself. It offers health and wellness benefits in just a few drops.

2017 159

Steps to Building a Complete Financial Portfolio

Brilliantly Better

This is a guest post by Neil Buckland Many people view having an effective, profitable financial portfolio as a mere pipedream, lightyears away from their financial capabilities. In reality, building such a portfolio is actually easier than many people think.… … The post Steps to Building a Complete Financial Portfolio appeared first on Dragos Roua. Business

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SMB CEOs: You Need More Than Just Health Insurance

Small Business CEO

There’s been a lot of talk about health insurance in America lately. Is the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) staying ? Is it going? If it goes, what, if anything, will replace it, and when will those changes kick in? Will Congress ever make up its mind? Plenty of people are worried about the state of their healthcare lately, and for good reason.

2017 50

3 Sentences That Require a Tense Shift

Daily Writing Tips

Many writers seem to assume that all verbs in a sentence must be in the same tense, but the tense for each verb should be appropriate to the context. Here are three examples of sentences in which a statement about a past event should reflect a continuous state. Discussion after each sentence explains the reasoning, and revisions illustrate it. He discovered that in order to extract all the good compounds, you had to brew tea for twenty minutes at 80 degrees.

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A Quick Guide To Finding The Best Data Mining Service Provider For Your Business

Dumb Little Man

Data entry has become vital in every business. It helps ensure that all information is recorded by businesses, so that they can access it whenever they need it. However, data entry isn’t a core function of business, so it’s usually delegated to firms or freelancers. Data mining is much the same way. While it’s important for a business to be able to pull relevant information from their raw data, it’s not a core business function. Therefore, it’s usually outsourced to a third party.

2017 155

How to Improve Your Presentation Skills

Office Dynamics

As you climb the corporate ladder, delivering a business presentation becomes one of the most important skills that you need to learn. A business presentation has to be informative, engaging, influencing, and entertaining at the same time. If one of these four key objectives are not covered well, the effectiveness of the presentation falls down immediately.

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Target The Competition With Better Sales Leads: Here are 4 Must-Dos

Small Business CEO

When you’re a small or medium-sized business, the competition can seem daunting. They have millions to spend on advertising campaigns and massive sales teams that can reach out to generate more B2B sales leads than you could possibly imagine. Don’t be cowed by big business – as an SMB, you may have advantages you haven’t thought of that can help you beat the big companies to the punch, or win over their existing clients.

2017 48

Prices and Prizes

Daily Writing Tips

It may not surprise you that price and prize are cognates, but two other common words pertaining to value, and additional words derived from them, share their common ancestor. Price and prize stem from the Latin noun pretium , meaning “prize” or “reward,” or “value” or “worth.” Price is both a verb meaning “set value” and a noun meaning “value” (including a reference to something challenging or unpleasant that is nevertheless necessary as a condition of achieving a desired result).

2017 50

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Instagram Advertising

Dumb Little Man

Whether you are a marketer, small business owner or blogger, Instagram is undoubtedly the most popular social networking platform for ads right now. It can greatly help you magnify your exposure on social media. If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, here are seven reasons why you should consider Instagram advertising. Visual ads are the way to go if you want to appeal to Gen-Z. If you’re in the advertising sphere, you’ve probably already heard quite a bit about Gen-Z.

2017 162

Aspiring Entrepreneurs Can Now Get Additional Startup Funds Through Government Grants Offered

Small Business CEO

One of the major problems upcoming entrepreneurs face is a shortage of funds to effectively chase their dreams. Fortunately, the problem of lack of financing that most upcoming businesses face has been minimised thanks to government’s new found willingness to help start-ups by providing financial assistance through grants. But first, what is a government grant? You can think of a grant as money awarded by the government to finance your business.

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