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Coworking Forecast - 26,000 Spaces and 3.8 Million Members by 2020

Small Business Labs

Coworking is booming. The industry is growing and hybridizing so fast , we're having a hard time keeping up with it.    We recently released our 2016 coworking forecast and we are projecting continued rapid growth over the next 4 years, although at a slower rate than the industry's current dizzying pace.    As the chart below shows, we expect the number of global coworking spaces will grow from a bit over 11,000 this year to just over 26,000 in 2020.

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Tech of the week: Packing Pro

Practically Perfect PA

What is Packing Pro. Packing Pro is, very simply, an app that helps you pack for your next trip. It is £2.29 from the Apple Store. What does it do? Users can pick either sample lists, or use the Expert list-making tool to automatically customise their own lists based on the number of adults (males & females), children & days, as well as temperature, destination, food prep & clothes washing preferences. Search or pick from over 800 items in the huge, built-in Master Catalogue.

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Top 5 Time Management Hacks To Get You Ahead

Dumb Little Man

Are you needing effective time management hacks ? Peter Drucker quoted, “Time is the scarcest resource, and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.” If time is not used effectively, it can spoil the whole game. Most of us complain that we don’t get time to do something we would love to do. But the fact is, you will never get enough time. You will have to produce it. We often think that we are overburdened with work.

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Podcast 016: One in box to rule them all

Clutter Coach

In this episode, I’ll talk about how anyone who has paper in their life needs an inbox. Here are some highlights: Do I have to use an ugly office inbox? What do I put in there? How long can I leave paper in there? Subscribe: iTunes ⋅ Stitcher ⋅ Soundcloud ⋅ YouTube. This podcast is based on my book, 52 Simple Ways to Get Organized, available on my website. Each week I go into greater depth about one of the 52 ways.

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Declining Investment Returns Means More Independent Workers

Small Business Labs

While not initially obvious, investment returns have an impact on the number of independent workers. The reason is retirement, or more precisely the financial ability people have to retire. If future investment returns are low, fewer people will have the financial resources to retire or they will have to work longer before they retire.

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Working with an old school Executive

Practically Perfect PA

I recently organised an event for just over 150 assistants in Leeds and Edinburgh, where we showcased loads of office technology that would help Assistants and their Executives be more productive. During the course of the events you would not believe (or maybe you would!) how many of the Assistants mentioned that their organisations didn’t let them download software, still blocked Social Media sites and used old fashioned and out of date technology.

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8 Little-known Hobbies Proven to Make You Smarter in Minutes

Dumb Little Man

Can I be honest with you? Most of the brain-boosting hobbies you’ve heard of are useless. They require tons of time, and you’ll die of boredom years before becoming a pro. Yes, you’d like to become a virtuoso on the violin. You’d love to run a marathon. And it’d be amazing to speak Mandarin. But frankly, you don’t have an extra hour each day to devote to learning a new skill. But still. You want to become smarter in your free time. The good news?

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5 Helpful Ways to Deal With a Person’s Bad Attitude

Office Dynamics

Recently, I was conducting a full-day workshop for administrative professionals at a large organization. I was purposely brought in to help these assistants manage change, build strategic partnerships with their managers, learn how to be more proactive, and build peer synergy. This was a mandatory training event and sometimes when employees are told they must attend training, they get a little defensive.

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A day in the life: Andrea Ellaway, Assistant to the CEO of Shoosmiths LLP

Practically Perfect PA

What are the main aspects of your role? The main function of my role at Shoosmiths LLP is to support the Chief Executive in her day to day activities in relation to the operational aspects of the business which include all typical PA duties to a Board level executive. What is your morning routine before you get in to the office? On a work day I get up around 0515. Coffee is the priority at this time! Once cats are fed I’m on the road to beat the traffic.

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Failure to Plan is Planning to Fail

Dumb Little Man

Trying to achieve your goals without organization is similar to getting into an automobile without a steering wheel and expecting to reach your desired destination. Unfortunately, too many people do not embrace organization and the many benefits that it can bring. Instead, they rely upon chance and luck. To be truly able to maximize your potential and accomplish all that you can, organization is a necessity.

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How to Create an Innovative Culture

On The Job

When Dr. Amantha Imber first meets with potential new hires for her company, Inventium, one of things she’ll ask is: “What are your favorite apps?” Imber, a psychologist and the founder of Inventium, an innovation consultancy in Australia, says that the question helps her to get a “quick sense of how tech-savvy and tech aware they are.” “I I often feel there is a bit of a link between someone being tech-savvy and being able to solve those little problems that come up every day at work,” she says.

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Counteroffer Confusion

Job Advice Blog

There seems to be some confusion regarding counteroffers today. Are counteroffers a good tactic or career suicide? First, let me explain what a counteroffer is. A counteroffer is the leveraging [.]. The post Counteroffer Confusion appeared first on Free Job Advice Blog. Interview Advice by Jeff LeFevre Counteroffers Job Advice JTL Services

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Spread Eagle Hotel, Midhurst

Practically Perfect PA

I love working in London, and the hustle and bustle that comes with it, but equally it’s great to escape to the country and have some much needed down time every once in a while. This is something to consider when organising an overnight stay for your executive too. The Spread Eagle hotel in Midhurst, West Sussex, is an hour’s drive from London’s Gatwick Airport, and one of England’s oldest coaching inns. I love a bit of history, so when asked to visit for this review, I was happy to oblige.

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Never Lose Anything Again with this Simple Trick!

Dumb Little Man

It’s 8:00 am and you’re rushing out the door to work and you’re pretty sure you have everything. Laptop…check! Cell phone…check! Organic, fair trade, single source, shade-grown coffee in spill-proof cup…check! And thankfully your underwear is on the right side of your pants ( We’re talking to you here, Superman! ). All that’s left is to grab your keys and you’re out the door. But the keys are nowhere to be found.

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3 Ways Bosses Can Boost Productivity of a Team

On The Job

Companies that don't boot bad bosses to the curb or at least re-train them to be better bosses might want to pay attention to new research that shows good bosses -- unlike bad bosses -- boost productivity. Kathryn Shaw of the Stanford Graduate School of Business found in a study of technology-based workers that that bosses have a "big effect" on productivity and the good ones keep workers more engaged and productive. So what makes a good boss?

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Counteroffer Confusion

Job Advice Blog

There seems to be some confusion regarding counteroffers today. Are counteroffers a good tactic or career suicide? First, let me explain what a counteroffer is. A counteroffer is the leveraging of a job offer to extort more money from your current employer. Counteroffers typically happen because some people hate change which makes this option more appealing. […]. The post Counteroffer Confusion appeared first on JTL Services Inc.

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Video Is Now A “Must Have” In Your Marketing Plan

Andrea Kalli

The popularity and effectiveness of video marketing continue to experience exponential growth. While the concept of video advertising is not new, its integration into website and mobile content has rapidly become a powerful marketing strategy. Every business, from small to large, needs to incorporate video in all of its advertising outlets, including website, mobile, email, and social media. Take a look at the following reasons you should develop a video marketing strategy.

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9 Ways to Tackle Low Self-Esteem with a Positive Attitude

Dumb Little Man

Life creates various circumstances which either become an achievement for us or a learning. Learning, because setbacks would be too harsh a word to define the results of our mistakes. “A A story is how we construct our experiences.”. Doris Lessing . How you think of yourself and where you place your self-worth is directly related to your experiences and what you gather from those experiences.

3 Things To Do When You Feel Ruled By Time

Productivityist

Being split by time is not fun. It is a form of being ruled by time. Unless you step back and really look at the situation, it usually doesn’t feel as if you are having a struggle with time. At least not right away. Instead, you feel bogged down, tired, and frustrated. The problem with being split by time and then realizing it is that the knee-jerk reaction is to stop doing something altogether. If you do this you may miss a really good opportunity to make things work.

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Can’t Find a Job? Do You Know Why?

Job Advice Blog

Growth, evolution, changes. Technology may be a wonderful thing, but it has negative elements—especially if you’re in transition and looking for a job. Perhaps you don’t know how to conduct a contemporary job search. Well, that may not be true, and don’t blame yourself. The résumé Two decades ago, applicants would submit their IBM […]. The post Can’t Find a Job? Do You Know Why? appeared first on JTL Services Inc. Interview Skills by Alex Freund interview preparation Resume

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A Comma (or Its Absence) Can Change a Sentence’s Message

Daily Writing Tips

Writers are divided in opinion about punctuating introductory words or phrases—and often, they are at war with themselves with the topic. Even adherents of open punctuation will generally insert a comma after an adverb, whether it is transitional, like however , or descriptive, like suddenly , and will follow even a brief modifying phrase such as “according to the study” or “contrary to popular belief” with pausing punctuation.

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9 Tips For An Entrepreneur For Constant Motivation

Dumb Little Man

Do you want some enterpreneur tips on how to keep motivated? Being a new entrepreneur means indulging in risky gambles and having a lot of responsibilities. You fear the unknown and you wind up feeling lost. So what really keeps you going is the ongoing motivation for the achievement of your goals. This makes one wonder that how do you stay motivated in a business? You don’t have to be brave only in battle.

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The Productivityist Podcast: Order and Organization with Rashelle Isip

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast I’m joined by Rashelle Isip of The Order Expert. Rashelle is a consultant, author, and founder of TheOrderExpert.com, a blog featuring organization, time management and productivity tips, ideas and inspiration to help people lead more balanced lives. She is author of “The Order Expert’s Guide to Time Management” and “How to Plan a Great Event in 60 Days.”.

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Should A Small Business Outsource Their Digital Marketing?

Small Business CEO

While it might seem like the best way to handle a digital marketing campaign is through an in-house team already integrated into your business, this method is actually more limiting and often less successful. In an ever-evolving world of technology developments and marketing trends, outsourcing your digital marketing to skilled experts is becoming a more practical idea.

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Writing Quiz #3: Consistency of Verb Tense

Daily Writing Tips

All but one of the following sentences incorrectly sacrifices logic for the sake of consistency of verb tenses; revise verb tense forms as necessary. Working with such close friends as these three were could have been problematic. My visit to Yellowstone National Park was the most enjoyable vacation I’ve ever had. She didn’t even know that Tuvan throat singing existed. He was especially interested in how binaural recording worked. They wanted to know how the policy benefited the company.

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2 Ways to Create Success Even When You’re Not “Good Enough”

Dumb Little Man

Do you hear that? That voice in the back of your head. Do you hear it saying, “this is too hard” ? Maybe I’m just not good enough.”. “I’ve I’ve been at this a while now, and I’m not any closer to my goal than when I started.”. That is the voice that will kill your dreams if you let it. Let me let you in on a secret. You don’t have to feel like you’re “good enough” to make a huge change in your life and the life of those around you. Before Walt founded Disney, he was fired from the Kansas Star.

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Pros and Cons of Going Paperless

Office Dynamics

Whether your business has “taken the plunge” to going paperless recently, or you’re currently weighing up if you should do so, it pays to fully understand what this means and how you can manage the both the process of change as well as the way you work in future. If you’re in the already paperless camp, there might even be some things you didn’t consider when making the decision to change.

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Powder Coating Defects: How to Prevent and Repair Them, DIY-Style

Small Business CEO

If you are tasked with powder coating a surface by a client, you will probably do well to accept that no matter how diligent you are with your application process, there are regularly going to be some imperfections and defects that need further work. Using someone like Reliant Finishing Systems for equipment and training services will help to ensure that you are ready for the job in hand, and can help to reduce the number of surface defects that need correcting. Preventing a defective substrate.

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Sapient and Savor

Daily Writing Tips

Sapient and savor are cognates (words with the same origin)—which shouldn’t be surprising, as they both pertain to being perceptive. These words, and the others discussed below, derive from the Latin verb sapere , meaning “taste” or “have a flavor.” Savor , from the same Old French word, is both a noun and a verb, though the former is rare; that form refers to having a good smell or taste or to a quality that makes something enjoyable or interesting, while the verb means “enjoy for a long time.”

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10 Terrific Dream Facts That Will Make You Awestruck

Dumb Little Man

Ready to hear some amazing dream facts ? Raise your hand if you have found your nose stuck between books trying to understand Freud’s theories or various other interpretations to try to decipher some wild dream. Well, no shame there! Dreams are intriguing realms of our brains. These manifestations are sometime inspired by our imagination and often by our lived experiences. In any case, they have continued to interest scientists, doctors, psychologists and laity for decades now.

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Five Reasons Women Dig Sober Dudes

Dumb Little Man

Do women find sloppy, stumbling-around drunk dudes attractive? I used to think so, especially when the average bar star pulls more tail than the overly serious, super religious guy. You know, the guy who is always talking about his Alcoholics Anonymous meetings or how he can’t do this or that because he’s afraid he’ll relapse. But, as a recovering addict in sobriety for six years, I’m here to tell you that plenty of guys are changing the face of what it means to be sober.

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Science of Bubble Wrap

Dumb Little Man

Bubble wrap – a vessel that carries delicate items from one point to another. A saving grace in the packing world. A toy to some, a piece of scientific equipment to others. What is it about bubble wrap that appeals to us so much? Discover what makes popping bubble wrap so therapeutic, as well as some not-so-typical uses for the inexpensive packing phenomenon. Humble beginnings: Sealed Air.

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Why Pain Is Necessary To Help You Progress

Dumb Little Man

How much pain are you willing to endure to move forward and make progress? How much pain are you willing to go through to accomplish something? And how much pain are you willing to deal with to come out on top? The brutal truth is, most of us will do whatever it takes to avoid pain. I know I have. Out of all the things in life that people avoid, pain is high on the list. Because we’d rather life be easy and comforting, not hurtful and painful.

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12 Ways A Project Plan That Will Get Things Done

Dumb Little Man

Do you want to know how to plan a project that will get actually get things done? Improvisation is great for comedy, but getting a project done on time and within budget is no laughing matter. If you want to accomplish something, you have to set a course of action that ends with the successful completion of that project. There are 12 steps that you need to take to plan a project, and most take place before you even begin the work on your project. Project planning takes work!

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5 Essential Items to Enhance Your Gym Experience

Dumb Little Man

Joining a gym is always a great idea. You can walk in at a time of your choice, have access to dozens of equipment to tone your muscles, get personal advice from professional trainers, sweat it out, and be inspired to go the distance from watching like-minded people workout alongside you. A regular workout routine is a key part of staying fit and healthy. And when it comes to getting the best experience, carrying the right items makes a big difference.

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What Would a Home Economist, an Environmentalist, an Allergist, and Your Mother Say About Your Home Windows?

Dumb Little Man

We’re always being told that home replacement windows are a wise decision especially when retiring any window older than 10 years for a new Energy Star-rated window. Anyone would expect a window salesman to tell us that, but we didn’t invite the window pitchman into the conversation. Via power-door-locks.com. Ok, we know mom would say, “Did you run out of glass cleaner?” and then go to the kitchen to make refreshments whether anyone wanted a snack or not.

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8 Sharp-witted Ways To Protect Your Rental Homes

Dumb Little Man

Are you a newlywed living in your first apartment? Or maybe you’re moving to a brand-new condominium along with the rest of your family? Perhaps you’re even a long-time renter who calls the landlord for any old problem. Here’s the thing: whether you’re renting your first property or are on your third, you should know that safe condo and apartment living isn’t just the landlord’s responsibility. It is your duty to protect your family and possessions.

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