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Staffing Industry Research Firm Says There are 44 Million Gig Workers

Small Business Labs

The Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA)  recently released a study showing that nearly  30% of the U.S. workforce are gig workers. This works out to be about 44 million Americans. They also found that contingent workers represented $792.4 billion in staffing buyer spend. That's a lot of money and you can see why corporations are trying to better manage this spend. SIA is an analyst firm that provides advisory services on contingent staffing and workforce solutions.

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4 Simple “Set It and Forget It” List Building Strategies

Office Organization Success

There are many, many ways to build your build list. But the best list building strategies are the ones you don’t have to think about! These become the mainstay of your List Building System. Set them up once and they continue to work for you again and again. Having a list of interested potential clients, who want to know more about you and your services, will provide you with a long-term, successful, business. And guess what?

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7 Things Nobody Told You About How To Make People Instantly Like You

Dumb Little Man

A lot of people exude an irresistible charm when they speak. It makes us eager to hear what they have to say. At some point, it can even make us envious of their popularity and command of respect. If you are aiming to establish the same things for yourself, here are some tips you should know about how to make people instantly like you: 1.Say Their Names. Dale Carnegie’s book ”How to Make Friends and Influence People” is a bestseller and has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide.

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Squaremeal Venues + Events Live

Practically Perfect PA

For most assistants working in the UK the Squaremeal website and guide is a well-loved and trusted resource. For many years I have consulted the guide for restaurant and venue ideas, it has always been my first port of call when managers have asked me to book restaurants for them. With over 5,000 up to date restaurant and bar reviews on the Squaremeal website, there really isn’t a better place to start for any assistant looking to find a new place to impress their boss.

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Corporate Layoffs Make Independent Work Look More Secure

Small Business Labs

Cisco announced last week it's laying off 5500 employees. This is about 7% of their workforce. Cisco  Cisco also reported quarterly earnings of $2.8 billion on sales of $12.64 billion.    Most would consider quarterly earnings of $2.8 billion and an after tax profit margin of 22% pretty good. Cisco's CEO Chuck Robbins seems to think so. He said on CNBC's Squawk Box : "We are proud of not only the quarter but the year that we just completed.

2016 133

Thinking Like Leonardo da Vinci Webinar Replay

Office Dynamics

A free webinar replay is now available. This week we spoke with Lisa Olsen. Our “ Thinking Like Leonardo da Vinci ” webinar replay is now available. Please feel free to view, share and view again! Apply the strategies of one of the world’s most revolutionary thinkers to solve complex problems and ignite your creativity in the workplace. As an attendee, you will learn…. A brief introduction to the 7 “da Vincian” principles.

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What Do Insurance Brokers Do for You?

Dumb Little Man

Buying insurance is an expensive but necessary purchase. Because the rates are often high for good insurance coverage, it can be tempting to purchase it directly from the insurance company, skipping the middleman insurance broker. However, insurance brokers will tell you it’s best to make use of their services. What do insurance brokers do ? Why is it better to have one? Read on and find out. Brokers will help assess insurance needs.

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The Self-Driving Car Race

Small Business Labs

Lots of recent news and announcements on autonomous vehicles: 1. Uber generated quite a bit of noise with their announcement they are soon going to be testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh. Bloomberg has a good article  on Uber using self-driving Volvo XC 90s in their test. During the tests there will be drivers in the cars to take over if something goes wrong. My guess is people will travel to Pittsburgh just to ride in these cars.

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8 Tips To Help You Deal With Conflict Better

Office Dynamics

How do you deal with conflict? Are you a person who holds onto everything or do you let your anger out? Conflict affects our attitude, which impacts our ability to be productive. Conflict is destructive if not positively handled. It damages peace and orderliness within us as relationships are broken. Our ability to trust people is hindered, and we pull away rather than build relationships. C = closed-minded. O = opinionated. N = negative attitude. F = frequent frustrations. L = low self-esteem.

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4 Original Ways to Be Romantic in the Digital Age

Dumb Little Man

Romance in the digital age has certainly changed. Gone are the days of waiting for weeks for a love letter to arrive from a loved one who’s currently (or indefinitely) far away. The digital has creeped into all spheres of our lives, including love, and it has made it possible for us to instantly accomplish and experience what we want.

2016 125

How to Help Employees Not Hate Change

On The Job

Leaders may get frustrated with employees who are resistant to change , believing the workers are just being obstinate. This may cause leaders to issue “my way or the highway” directives, further alienating employees and delaying the changes that need to be made.

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Writing Contests and Competitions

Daily Writing Tips

This page will be updated regularly with the latest writing contests and competitions from around the web and the world! Make sure to bookmark it. If you are promoting a writing contest, or are aware of one that is not listed here, please send the details to info@dailywritingtips.com and we’ll include it here as soon as possible. Last update: 08/24/2016. Upcoming Contests and Competitions. Name: Atlantis Short Story Contest. Prizes: $450 total, first prize is $300.

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The Productivityist Podcast: Lee Caraher

Productivityist

On this episode of the podcast, I speak with Lee Caraher. Lee’s a CEO, an author, and an acclaimed communication strategist known for her practical solutions to big problems. We talk about the difference between millennials and other generations in terms of work habits and how to manage them. We also dive into other productivity practices such as handling email after hours and one of my favourite topics.setting boundaries. Relevant Links. Blog | Lee Caraher. Books | Lee Caraher.

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7 Top Tips to Avoid Being Caught in a Phishing Net

Dumb Little Man

Do you have “phishing awareness”? You may have heard about internet ‘phishing’ and wondered whether you should be worried. Or worse, you may have been unlucky enough to have been victimized in the past. Either way, it’s important to know how to protect yourself from this pernicious type of internet fraud. So, what exactly is ‘phishing’? Phishing is a fraudulent internet activity aimed at tricking you into divulging personal details which can then be used against you.

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Which Marketing Automation Tool For Your Small Business: GetResponse vs. InfusionSoft

Small Business CEO

Businesses that use marketing automation tools, see 53% higher conversion rates than companies who don’t, and an annual revenue growth rate that’s 3.1% higher than those who don’t. Enough said. This post compares two of the best marketing automation tools available, to find out which one is most suited for the needs of your small business. The marketing needs of small businesses vs. large businesses.

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Words for Extreme Weather Events

Daily Writing Tips

What’s the difference between a hurricane, a typhoon, and a tropical storm? The first two types of weather events are cyclones that sustain surface winds of at least 74 miles per hour—faster than virtually any highway speed limit in the United States. The term “tropical storm” refers to a degraded hurricane or typhoon. And why are there separate designations for hurricanes, typhoons, and cyclones, which are essentially identical weather events?

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Use This Strategy to Never Hit The Snooze Button Again

Dumb Little Man

Hitting snooze on your morning alarm (again) is probably the worst thing you can do to start your day. Why? I’ve identified 4 main reasons: First, by going back to sleep for another 10 minutes, you will actually feel more tired and groggy than when the initial alarm went off. Second, you start your day with an utter and complete failure. You literally show yourself that you’ve got no self-discipline whatsoever. Not a very motivating and empowering start to the day, is it?

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7 Ways to Get More Comfortable With Feeling Uncomfortable

Dumb Little Man

Our minds naturally hate change. Change makes us uncomfortable. Anything that involves risk or confrontation makes us tremble. Despite the negativity, feeling uncomfortable is one of the signs of adaptation and growing. It may feel bad but, in reality, it’s actually a good indicator. In order to keep it from making you feel inadequate and filled with doubt, here are some of the ways you can ease the discomfort it causes. Find an Outlet. Write about what is making you uncomfortable.

2016 115

How To Conquer The Four Horsemen of Productivity Apocalypse

Dumb Little Man

“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” Arianna Huffington. A lot of the top advice on “work-life balance” angers me and probably will anger you too. Let me explain… There’s a concept on work-life balance that every college student has heard. It goes something like this: Your life has different parts you have to juggle.

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6 Ways How Twentysomethings Can Start to Save

Dumb Little Man

Most retirement advice for young people boils down to this: Start saving, and do it right now. Unfortunately, the urgency of that message gets lost on far too many youths, too caught up in the prime of their lives to worry about the future. But with Social Securit y vanishing and automation primed to replace many jobs, retiring is going to get increasingly difficult for each generation.

2016 113

Get “In the Zone” on Command with a Focus Song

Dumb Little Man

The Power of Focus. I have a friend, Matt, who listens to the same song on repeat every time he works on his computer. The exact same song. On repeat. All the time. Yes, he’s a little crazy. When I asked him about it, he said it helps him focus. Turns out, he’s been listening to this same song since college. That’s four years of undergrad, five years of graduate school, and several more years working in college ministry. I was flabbergasted.

2016 108

3 Problems with Parenthesis

Daily Writing Tips

Parenthesis is the strategy of setting a word, phrase, or clause off from a sentence to interject additional information into that statement. Despite the name, parenthesis can be accomplished with a two commas or a pair of dashes as well as with a brace of parentheses.

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Jump-Starts and Start-Ups

Daily Writing Tips

A reference to the name of a law called the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. pointed out to me how easily confusion is created in writers’ minds by varying treatment of hyphenated terms.

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Punctuation Quiz #2: Suspensive Hyphenation

Daily Writing Tips

All but one of the following sentences demonstrate incorrect style for suspensive hyphenation; revise the style of the number as necessary: 1. Read these tips for space and time-efficient gardening. The issue touches on the tension between middle- and upper-class values. You’re either over- or underwhelmed. This ferry is for Norway-and-Sweden-bound passengers. The marketing campaign targets the 18-to-34-year-old demographic. Solutions.

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3 Questions About Emphasis

Daily Writing Tips

The following questions from readers, and the responses, pertain to how words are formatted to provide emphasis. When writing business documents such as Standard Operating Procedures or Workflow processes, my understanding has always been that you capitalize titles. An example of that would be “The Project Coordinator will send the Systems Architect the following information to begin the quoting process.”

2016 50

Things You Didn’t Know That Occur While Traveling

Dumb Little Man

Whether you’re a first-time or frequent flyer, there’s a lot left to learn about the process of flying. From curb to check-in to sitting in your seat and taking off, the following 5 tips — and the below infographic, chock-full of information — will make flying easier and more transparent. Checking in is Important. Unless you’ve chosen — and, potentially, paid for — your particular seat on the plane, you must be sure to check in before you actually head to the airport.

2016 109

10 Types of Link Building Habits you Should Prune Before Penguin 3 Hits

Small Business CEO

The contest for ranking on the first page of Google has never been more fierce. Bids for keywords on Adwords have reached astronomical heights, traffic from social media is proving to be difficult to convert and the SEO landscape has changed so much that it is becoming more difficult to rank successfully for a desired keyword. However, the sites that rank on the first page of Google reap the rewards of getting free traffic leads.

2016 56

How to Rescue Your Business from the Brink of Insolvency

Small Business CEO

There’s no denying that approaching insolvency is a problem that requires immediate attention. While it can feel a little scary, the best way to fix it quickly and simply is with a targeted, focused response. In other words, don’t push it to the back of your mind and hope that it handles itself. With just a few small changes to the way that you do business, you can put your affairs in order and start to better protect your investments.

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Loan Officers: Advocates to Small Business

Small Business CEO

Working as a mortgage loan officer can sound like a fairly straightforward job. People apply, you evaluate, you notify, you close. It doesn’t sound too complex. But of course, nothing is as simple as it seems at first look. The reality is that mortgage loan officers do far more than that. For example, the staff at Eagle Home Mortgage provides an important source of information to applicants, giving them information that can help them succeed. This is true for more than just homeowners.

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Should Small Business Owners Test Their Employees for Drugs and Alcohol?

Small Business CEO

In the corporate world, a drug test is essentially a cornerstone to the hiring process. Anyone beginning a job at a large corporation knows that they will invariably be drug tested before their hiring is official. It makes sense, if you think about it. Corporations can have hundreds of employees working for them. Drug testing ensures that no one with problematic habits will slip through the cracks and cause issues within the organization.

2016 49

Improve Employee Wellbeing at your Warehouse with These Handy Tips!

Small Business CEO

Warehouse management is a tricky area for small business managers. It’s critical to the business’s supply chain and it is even more important to have a strong support network that will allow the warehouse to operate efficiently. Warehouse employees are the heart and soul of warehouse operations. Their productivity depends on their wellbeing and ability to implement efficient processes in the supply chain. The more they improve, the more profitable the warehouse will be.

2016 49

You Have 3 Seconds to Save your Online Business!

Small Business CEO

Speed optimization and converting users to customers in the next digital era. The internet age brings with it one absolute guarantee : file sizes are increasing, and content quality is improving. The result is that page load-time is under threat, and your online shop or startup faces real risk. The Aberdeen Group reports that a 1-second delay in page load-time leads to: 11% fewer page views. 16% decrease in customer satisfaction. 7% loss in conversions. Amazon agrees.

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