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Blog Action Day 2008

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On the needles October 2008

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ktcosmos Comment // October 29th, 2008 // 10:03 am Hi Deb, pleased to meet you! That describes my recent approach to handcrafts. effectiveness.

Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2014

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To see earlier lists, click on the year: 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , 2009 , 2008.   Government Policy trends Web/Tech Below is our 7th annual Top 10 Small Business Trends list.  2013's trend list is available here. Our overall economic outlook for 2013 is for solid if moderate growth with U.S. GDP increasing 2.5% to 2.75%. 

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Best of … Blog Action Day 2008

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Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Best of … Blog Action Day 2008 Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 3:50 pm // By: ktcosmos // Category: Blogging Whether on- or off-topic for your blog, there are times when participation in a group blog project just feels right. Blog Action Day is one of those for me.

Round up #3, Prescott Style

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This one feels like Christmas. last night when all the networks featured John McCain’s midnight rally), the poll workers are very, uh, social.

I am such an SOB!

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Monday, October 27, 2008 at 9:03 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Blogging Successful and Outstanding Blogger, that is! See you there?

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Who Speaks for Small Business on Health Care?

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Supporting Obama Care is the Main Street Alliance , which interestingly enough is described in the article as "an organization founded in 2008 that focuses on supporting the health-care law."  Generally it's described as a small business trade association. government policyChamber of Commerce.

Takeover Disasters | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

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To avoid misunderstandings and conflict from the beginning it is best if you set down a clear and consistent policy favouring the dominant culture.

Put a smile on that face

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Don't Kid Yourself: Your Private E-mail May Be Anything But When You're at Work

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We've heard the warnings time and again: What you write in an e-mail is subject to your employer not only reviewing it -- but firing you if it is believed you violated company policy. Tags: e-mail at work privacy rights what should i fired e-mail policy e-mail can i be We tell a co-worker how pissed we are that our boss is a jerk.

Redistributing your work-life balancing act?

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Comment: 1 One Comment Pages tagged "dazed" Pingback // December 15th, 2008 // 9:06 am [.] And, you may have a surplus of free time. Loose Ends.

All I need is $4.59

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Updating to wordpress 2.7

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Off the needles! Baby hat and bell bottoms.

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Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 10:47 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Knitting Every girl needs a pair of bell-bottomed yoga pants. Loose Ends.

VA Industry Leaders: a conversation

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Kathie Thomas, A Claytons Secretary Comment // October 29th, 2008 // 6:36 pm So many questions – and I can answer all or some, or just one.

Reasons why work slowdowns can be good

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Ana Comment // October 11th, 2008 // 7:42 pm Thank you very much for linking to my article! Not that he has never taken a day off. Nice. 2.

Politics and Money Worries: A Volatile Mixture on the Job

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If they're not clear, and the company has no set policy, it might be best to keep a low profile regarding political views. Then, move on.

What the Brady Bunch Can Teach You About Finding the Right Job

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While management may say there is an open-door policy, is there really? Like most people, I was broke when I got out of college. Flat broke.

What To Do When the Gossip is About.You

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Still, if your company has a formal policy in place that states no gossiping, you could have a better foundation to build your case.

Can you say “sidetracked?”

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Thursday, December 4, 2008 at 11:41 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Life of the Virtual Assistant I could blame it on the economy. ktcosmos Comment // December 6th, 2008 // 4:06 pm Melodee, We are a house divided: I like the Cubbies, my husband is a Dbacks fan. Melodee Patterson Comment // December 6th, 2008 // 5:01 pm choke Cubbies!?!

Give a care? Give a share!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 10:39 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Prescott Arizona I used to love (and be good at) gardening. Pingback // December 13th, 2008 // 10:46 am [.] Leave a Reply Site Pages Commenting Policy About ktcosmos Got Loose Change? Give a share! Add it to the list of things to try again when I am retired.

Are Social Media sites today's biggest time suck?

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 9:25 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Business Strategies/Perspectives , Web/Tech Social Media sites have been heralded as the latest and best way to network and establish your brand. Tapping the Power of LinkedIn Comments: 0 Leave a Reply Site Pages Commenting Policy About ktcosmos Got Loose Change?

When a client's site cries out for help

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Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs When a client’s site cries out for help Monday, October 6, 2008 at 3:39 pm // By: ktcosmos // Category: Web/Tech Like many small developers, I built a number of websites between 1998 and 2002 using the then standard approach of hand-coded HTML and, later, a web editing program.

5 Tips for Out-of-Work Freelancers

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Comments: 0 Leave a Reply Site Pages Commenting Policy About ktcosmos Got Loose Change? She invites your feedback at kellykilpatrick24 at gmail dot com. But there’s a downside too to this job—there are times when you’re left without work and have no idea when your next assignment will come in. Get Loosely Speaking Products.

Swearing in the Workplace

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No matter what your position is, however, I would suggest you check what your office policy states to make sure you are in compliance and if your office has a zero tolerance for swearing you need to check your language at the door and be aware of what you are saying as it could affect your career.

10 of the Toughest Interview Questions Ever

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Can you explain this clear violation of school policy?" 3. "On Twitter, we have found you made a request for Sarah Palin's moose chili. The Obama Administration is reportedly going to check into everything from an applicant's friends, family and associates to past e-mails, texts, online comments, etc., Care to comment?" 4.

10 Things Every Employee Deserves From a Boss

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If a boss can't tell an employee the truth because it violates some ultra-secret, I'd-be-killed-if-I-told-policy, then say so. That left an article on "20 Things Every Woman Deserves From the Guy in Her Life." As I read:"Make-or-break mate requirements: Must love cats! That led to my list of 10 Things Every Employee Deserves From the Boss: 1.

When Times are Tough, How Do You Keep Workers Focused and Engaged?

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That means that managers need to make sure they keep an open-door policy" and assure workers they’re available to talk about any anxieties they may be experiencing. recently interviewed Michael Stallard, CEO of E Pluribus Partners in Greenwich, Conn., Stress sort of short-circuits the brain,” Stallard says. Go for a walk with them.

Five People You Gotta Pay Attention to Today

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“It’s almost a time warp. We think it's much less clear than that." --Boston College economist Alicia Munnell, co-author of "Working Longer," a book to be published this month by the Brookings Institution. For many in the millennium Y Generation, they don’t understand the repercussions. They think everybody’s cool.

The E-tiquette of E-mail

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Your company may have a policy on what they want you to include in the signature line and what it should look like, but generally you would include your name, title, company name and address, telephone and fax number. E-mail is no longer just for personal use, with all our accepted short forms: LOL, U, GB and a co-worker's favourite, OMG!

Employment Gaps

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Be Honest I have found that honesty is the best policy, but you do not need to go into detail unless you are asked for further information. These gaps are noticed. How do you explain it to a potential employer? We all have lives outside of work and sometimes we need to take some extended time off for a number of reasons.

The Customer is Not Always Right

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If a customer tries to return merchandise that violates the return policy, the employee must remember “that the customer is always right,” even if it causes him or her to lose a commission. “Smile.” “The customer is always right.” If a customer is snotty to an employee, too bad. But what toll are your words having on your employees?

Sounding the Alarm about Workplace Privacy Issues

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We need to read our workplace privacy policies and make sure we are following them. [1] Toronto Star, Film shoot uses real medical records , October 2, 2005 (used with permission) This post is not intended as legal advice. Privacy is serious business in Canada and the companies involved were held accountable.

GenY and Boomers: A Formidable Alliance

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Finally, we may see new policies that forever change the way work gets done. Much has been made of the fact that baby boomers will be retiring in droves, leaving the field as worn-out warriors with their outdated ideas. The problem is that this isn't necessarily what is happening. Sure, baby boomers are retiring.but not in droves.

The Filing Poem by Lynn Crosbie

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I hope Lynn's poem on filing will motivate you to do this necessary but boring task. Enjoy! Someone's Gotta do it. Yes, it's something you can do You've chosen this career and people are counting on you Lynn Crosbie writes office ettiquette poems in Ottawa, Canada and has been an Administrative Assistant for over 25 years.

"Don't be messy. Be on time."

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He recently sent me some information that pointed out we haven't had a bald president since Dwight D. Eisenhower. If that isn't worthy of Meet the Press, I don't know what is. * Ah, that first job: While teens connect through Facebook and MySpace, they often spend their time discussing the latest music, school event or romantic attachment.

When You Hate the New Job

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If the problems are serious -- you ethically disagree with company policy or you're asked to do duties you find reprehensible or just have no interest in -- then it's probably time to just move on and learn from the experience. When you accepted the job, you were excited about the new opportunities chance to enhance your skills. del.icio.us.

What's the story on your file?

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Your company may even have a policy on their naming procedures. Think of a file as a story about what has happened from beginning to end on a matter. It should be a story that you can look at to see what happened, but it should also be a story someone else will be able to read and make sense of. Your file should be neat.