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5 Signs You Need to Start Removing Toxic People

Dumb Little Man

They say you become just like the company you keep. Therefore, picking and choosing friends is one of life’s most underrated skills. Friends make or break you. The right group of friends will help you get through life and succeed while the wrong ones will hold you down and potentially destroy you. Moving through life, you’ll encounter countless people, many of whom you will call your “friend” at one point in life. Unfortunately, not every friend stays.

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A Simple Tool for Leading Productive Meetings

Practically Perfect PA

I hate meetings. Long or short, large or small, food or no food, outside or inside, morning or afternoon — it doesn’t matter. Meetings drain the life out me, and I’m guessing most of you feel the same. There’s even a book called, Meetings Suck by Cameron Herold. Unfortunately, meetings often resort to nothing more […]. Core Skills Featured Meeting Management Writers admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Meeting Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Social Security Data Shows Self-Employment Has Been Increasing

Small Business Labs

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) dug through social security data and found the number of self-employed grew between 2000 and 2015 (the most recent data available).    Their chart below shows the increase in share of earners reporting self-employment earnings.

2018 133

Mastering Self-Management: How to Gain More Autonomy at Work

Eat Your Career

This month, here in the U.S., we celebrate Independence Day. Technically, the fourth of July commemorates our founding fathers’ declaration of freedom from British rule. But practically speaking, it’s just an excuse to barbecue and watch fireworks. In the spirit of the holiday, I’ve been thinking a lot about independence and how it relates to work. When it comes to professional development, we often focus on things like teamwork and collaboration.

2018 126

3 Coffee Myths That Will Make You Question Everything

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever heard something so contrary to what you believe that it made you question your entire existence? Well, buckle up because you’re about to. Here are 5 coffee myths that will make you question everything: Coffee is a diuretic. Do you believe that coffee will dehydrate you? You’re probably wrong. To bust this myth, researchers at the University of Birmingham studied the fluid levels of 50 men who were in the habit of drinking a whopping 6 cups of coffee every day.

2018 163

How to Declare Business Independence

Tips From T. Marie

With the July 4 th holiday tomorrow here in the U.S. it only seemed fitting that I pen a post about independence. Specifically, independence as it relates to your business. And yes, I know I’ve written about it before, but it’s a subject worth repeating. If your business is coming between your life, liberty and pursuit of happiness keep reading. It’s time to claim your business independence. Start With The Pursuit Of Happiness.

2018 110

Book Review: Gigged - The End of the Job and the Future of Work

Small Business Labs

We're behind on our reading, but did manage to get to Gigged - The End of the Job and The Future of Work. It's written by journalist Sarah Kessler, who's been covering the gig economy since 2011.    The book profiles a mix of gig workers, including an Uber driver, a computer programmer, someone working via Mechanical Turk and a few others. The theme that unites them is they all get work via an online marketplace or platform.

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3 Easy Yet Effective Ways to Remove Junk From Your Home

Dumb Little Man

Getting rid of junk can seem like an overwhelming task if you’re not prepared. It doesn’t really matter whether you’re just clearing out years of stuff that has been piling up in your garage or if you’re taking on a major home renovation project – you’re going to need ways to declutter. You could ask your brother-in-law and borrow his pickup to make runs to the landfill or you can get professional help from a removal service. Another option is to rent a dumpster and pile everything in it at once.

2018 159

This May be the Smartest Move for Any Wanna-Be Entrepreneur

On The Job

Should you quit your day job to launch your new start-up? Some experts will say "yes" because they believe it's the only way you can devote the time and attention to your new venture that it requires. Giving it a halfhearted effort, they say, means you won't be successful. On the other hand, other experts (including your mom) say that it's dumb to quit a paying gig for one that might -- or might not -- pay off. A study from the University of Wisconsin may help you make up your mind.

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Pet Industry Continues to Attract Venture Capital

Small Business Labs

Crunchbase's  Investors Unleash Millions Into Pet-Tech Startups covers the surge in pet industry venture funding over the past 5 years. Key quote: Funding in pet startups surged by 334 percent to $291.8 million compared to $67.2 million in 2012, according to Crunchbase research. So far, funding totals in pet-related startups have already reached $519.3 million in 2018—78 percent higher than all of last year.

2018 116

Be a Ruthless Editor

Daily Writing Tips

Hard rules are a good thing for writers sometimes. The sonnet is one of the strictest forms of poetry, but some of the world’s greatest poems are sonnets. A haiku form is even stricter, seventeen syllables in three lines. Hard word counts force a writer to overcome his or her natural laziness by editing ruthlessly. Because writers have no choice but to keep on ruthlessly editing and shortening until the piece is short enough, their job becomes easier, paradoxically.

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Paperless Office: Myths, Benefits, and Tips for Going Paperless

Dumb Little Man

Operating in an eco-friendly manner has been the new black for some time now. However, being trendy is not the main benefit of going paperless in the office. It actually offers tons of advantages. Top myths about paperless office. Even though the term paperless was first used in 1978, the amount of misconceptions that still surround it is quite surprising. Let’s get to debunking: Paper-free automatically means environmentally-friendly – It’s not that simple.

2018 159

Research Shows Why a Good Hair Day Can be So Important for Your Career

On The Job

The temperatures are soaring in much of the country, and it's hard to have a "good" hair day when your're dripping sweat or the humidity is making you resemble a chia pet. Having a terrible hair day can be distressing for many people, but it turns out it can also affect your ability to manage well or to get along with others at work.

2018 100

The Evolution of Getting Things Done with David Allen

Productivityist

David Allen joins me on this episode of the podcast to dive deeper into the Getting Things Done methodology. The meat of our conversation gets into how it has evolved over the years since it first was introduced in 2001. There’s a bit of noise at parts during our discussion, but even still this episode is a winner. Some of the highlights of this episode include: How much of a role he had in writing the new book, Getting Things Done for Teens.

2018 61

Sales Tips to Increase Your B2B Customer Retention

Small Business CEO

Acquiring a customer is hard work. No matter what field you happen to be in, every new customer is cause for celebration. Of course, picking up a new customer is only the first half of the equation. Just as importantly, you need to be able to retain that customer moving forward. A big part of customer retention is delivering quality goods and services at a fair price. That much goes without saying. But did you know sales can play a role in customer retention as well?

2018 61

A Detailed Guide On How To Manage Money Effectively

Dumb Little Man

Are you struggling with your finances regardless of how much money you earn? Are you having a hard time knowing how to manage money effectively? Whether you earn $2,000, $4,000 or $8,000 a month or more, you struggle to pay for your bills and barely have enough money to save. Sometimes, you even think about asking for a raise, getting a second job or an extra freelance work so you could make ends meet.

2018 156

Markets and Merchants

Daily Writing Tips

Market and attendant words, deriving from the Latin verb mercari , meaning “trade,” are listed and defined in this post. Market , referring to a place where goods are sold, migrated to English through an ancient Germanic language, and by extension it now also pertains to a geographic region or a demographic targeted for selling of certain goods or services, or an opportunity for selling or a supply of or demand for goods or services. As a verb, the word means “sell” or “make available for sale.”

2018 50

How to Really Love Yourself From the Inside Out

Dumb Little Man

The concept of self-love and total body acceptance has become such ubiquitous topics that they seem almost trite and common. But do you really know how to really love yourself? I know, from first-hand experience, that the road to self-love is a potential minefield for the unwary. Having suffered from body image issues in my teens and young adult years, I’m intimately familiar with the emotions and negative self-talk patterns that occur when we aren’t at peace with ourselves.

2018 146

Debt Collection Technology Updates You Need to Be Aware Of

Dumb Little Man

If you’re not on time with your bills, it’s important that you stay aware of the latest debt collection technology. From your smartphone to Ringless voicemails, debt collectors have gone high-tech to help increase payments. While agencies argue that their methods benefit customers and allow collectors to complete their mission, debtors are left surprised and consumer advocates are beyond angry. Here are the latest updates on debt collection technology: Ringless Voicemail Drops.

2018 146

9 Style Tips For College Students

Dumb Little Man

College is when people make lifelong connections. It can be very fun and full of lessons all at once. However, unlike impressing your next-door neighbor with your skills, you’ll need to exert more effort for your teachers. Many courses in college require students to be serious and face their studies squarely.

2018 143

How to Reduce Visceral Fat Naturally

Dumb Little Man

There are two different types of belly fat – visceral fat and subcutaneous fat. Your visceral fat has something to do with the organs in your abdomen while subcutaneous fat rests beneath your skin. Of the two, visceral fat is far much dangerous because it can predispose you to diseases such as diabetes type 2, heart diseases, insulin resistance, and certain dyslipidemias. Why visceral fat is worse than subcutaneous fat. Usually, excess energy in the body is stored as fat in the adipose tissue.

2018 141

Top Solutions to Social Media Problems You Can Actually Use

Dumb Little Man

You check it all the time. You hop on the thumb treadmill the first moment a slight twinge of boredom sets in. Your social media knows a lot about you- the stories you’ll like or share, the friends you don’t want to hear from but won’t unfollow, how hard your last breakup was. Social media companies know a lot about you and have a vested interest in keeping your eyes focused on their feeds. Their bottom lines depend on being able to get ads in front of your face.

Essential Tips for Men’s Health You Need to Seriously Consider

Dumb Little Man

Most men put off going to the doctor even when they are experiencing serious health concerns. If you are one of those people, then it’s probably the right time to take action. There are several small steps you can take to ensure that you are at your best health no matter what your age is. And to help you with that, here are the best tips for men’s health you should seriously consider. Actually Go to the Doctor. Start seeing your doctor regularly. Stop making excuses and just do it.

2018 136

Effective Tips for Writing Assignments You Probably Didn’t Know About

Dumb Little Man

For many students, transitioning to high school can cause an academic whiplash. They have to adapt to a new environment, adjust with the surroundings, and most importantly, score well in their academics. If students are serious about getting the best grades, they have to get a number of things sorted. The first on the list is assignment writing.

2018 133

The Benefits of Hypnosis for Sleep Disorders

Dumb Little Man

Having trouble sleeping? You aren’t alone. In fact, 35% of adults don’t get the doctor-recommended 7 hours of sleep per night. That is startling and sadly, many people live their lives in perpetual drowsiness without doing anything to alter their sleep habits. Sleep is central to living a healthy life, both physically and mentally. But, why can’t people get to sleep? Why People Can’t Fall or Stay Asleep.

2018 187

How to Pick Up an Affordable Parcel Rate Wisely?

Small Business CEO

Modern courier system is the lifeline of any business line of the current era. Parcel prices have been treated as the vital aspect of this system. These prices are now getting influenced by lots of factors and if you can analyse those factors easily then only you will win a budgeted rate. Things that can increase parcel rates. Customised solutions. If you are in need of customised shipping then you have to take additional options. These Options can definitely increase your overall parcel prices.

2018 60

Ideas to Expand the Interest Around Your Commercial Building

Small Business CEO

Sometimes the best thing that you can do around your commercial building is to make it more interesting to the people who see it. Regardless of what you do inside, making the exterior visually compelling can bring in a different kind of clientele. You may be so focused on internal workings of your company that you don’t recognize this truth to be evident. But, there are things you can do to expand the interest that people may have in your building visually from the outside.

2018 58

Follow Your Own Path With TESOL Entrepreneurship

Small Business CEO

If you’re a native speaker of English who wants to escape the rat race and start your own business, you should consider TESOL entrepreneurship. Whether you want to start your own English-language school, teach English online full- or part-time or tutor students in person, TESOL entrepreneurship could be for you. As a TESOL entrepreneur, you’ll be able to teach the way you want. Are you craving more freedom to plan your lessons or curriculum your way?

2018 53

How Social Media can be Harnessed to Monetize Your Web Presence

Small Business CEO

A web platform is one of the most crucial aspects underlying any modern organization’s operations. This provides your connection with the outside worlds; your communication hub where you keep in touch with stakeholders at every level. Depending on the scale of your enterprise, your web presence might be a dynamic site, encouraging thousands of individual visits per week, or it could be a single-page blog aimed at disseminating pertinent information on a regular basis.

Should You Purchase a Vehicle for Your Small Business?

Small Business CEO

One study estimated the “ average cost of starting a new business from scratch at just over $30,000.” Additionally, research has found that the “average small business invests about 1 percent of its revenues into advertising.” It’s obvious that starting and running a small business is not cheap. Many small business owners are forced to make important decisions on essential spending each and every day. Every dollar saved can help a business stay afloat, especially if it is a newer small business.

4 Ways Employee Wellbeing Can Grow Your Business

Small Business CEO

The mention of ‘wellness’ can bring to mind visions of new age healthy living hysteria, avocados and yoga. But if you ignore the hyped-up Instagram influencers and ‘naturopaths’ and take wellness for what it is, advocating and promoting better health and wellbeing, there are in fact a great many benefits that businesses can realise by implementing health and wellness programmes.

2018 50

Starting an Aussie SME? 4 Reasons Melbourne a Business Hotspot

Small Business CEO

Australia was the world’s 13th-largest economy in 2017 according to IMF estimates and it hasn’t suffered a recession for over a quarter of a century. Melbourne, Australia. If you’re flexing your entrepreneurial muscles Down Under, Sydney’s a popular choice, but don’t dismiss Melbourne too swiftly — the state capital of Victoria punches well above its weight. So when you’re looking for the right location for your Aussie SME, here are four reasons Melbourne’s a business hotspot. Government support.

2018 50

How to Start & Run a UK Telephone Answering Service Business

Small Business CEO

If you are looking at how to start your own UK based telephone answering service either from your spare room at home, or by hiring a small local office to run your business from, then theanswercentre.co.uk have some great information for you to help think more deeply about making that move.

2018 50

Businesses to Benefit from Blockchain Technology

Small Business CEO

Blockchain Technologies gained a real foothold in our society today. Over the past several years, blockchain industry and cryptocurrency have made their way into the mainstream, going from the early days and early adopters of Bitcoin to the mainstream news press headlines. Along the way, blockchain technology has threatened to disrupt several industries and drive new waves of innovation around the globe.

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