November, 2011

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27 Productivity Killers: Why Nothing Ever Gets Done!

Dumb Little Man

There is always more to do than time in which to do it. And the more you take on, the more there is to do. Yes, the dreaded 'P' word. Here’s why.

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Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technologies for 2012

Small Business Labs

Gosh, is it already time for 2012 top 10 prediction lists?    I guess so since Gartner recently released their list of the top 10 technologies and trends they think will be strategic for most organizations in 2012. Gartner's top 10 are: 1.    Local search is an example.    9. 

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Participate In the Second-Annual Solopreneur Life End-of-Year Survey

The Solopreneur Life

I invite you to participate in the Second-Annual Solopreneur Life End-of-Year Survey. The anonymous survey will reach just a fraction of solopreneurs, yet I believe the information gathered will advance our knowledge of the state of solopreneurship in the United States and beyond. We all stand to benefit from the info in the survey results.

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The mindset of small business

The Small Business Blog

I recently came across a couple of interesting INFOGRAPHICS relating to small and micro-enterprises in the UK and USA which I would like to share with you.  The first is from the UK based on research from Smarta – the DNA of Sole Traders. In a nutshell it says that UK sole traders are ‘motivated…

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How to Create a Marketing Strategy

Office Organization Success

What is a marketing strategy?”. So, if this is you, let me guide you today in creating your basic (read: foundational) marketing strategy. And

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Adminology Article: Optimizing Space and Time

Office Dynamics

I have a sneak peak for you! Our freshest article is available for your reading pleasure. Read full version here and find out about this chicken thing.

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Some of the Best GTD Apps for Android Phones

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Productivity Bits. Visit the original article at [link]. rganization is key to a productive life. Courtesy of laihiu). Astrid Task.

Save Huge on Eco-Office Gals Services!

Eco-Office Gals

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday… Let’s go with the HUGE EOG SALE! Hosting: 50% OFF ANY hosting package!

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Why a Missing Button Could Keep you From Getting Ahead

On The Job

Good news right? Then the reporter cut to an interview with a woman walking out of a local employment agency. Improve your body language.

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7 Mental Mistakes That Stop You From Living a Life of Freedom and Peace

Dumb Little Man

How often do you lament the fact that you’re still not where you want to be? Life doesn’t seem fair, and it never works out just the way you want it.

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The Rise of Big Coworking

Small Business Labs

The recent European Coworking Conference was hosted by two coworking spaces, Club Office and Betahaus.    Both of these are very large compared to most coworking facilities. Betahaus is housed in a 4 story building and has a cafe, several floors of open coworking space and a big events space on the top floor. 

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The Balancing Act: Safety versus Risk

Office Dynamics

In today’s society, maintaining “safety” is prized above all else. As in, “Safety = Prepared.”. There is a perception of safety in sameness. Do them.

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Building better relations with your customers starts at the end

The Small Business Blog

Today, I want to tell you a personal story of doing new things, taking risks, being innovative and being willing to fail in the quest to create something of value for my business, the people that I know, the small business community and my customers. View the story “RARE Forum, The Drill Hall, London 3rd…

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20 Types and Forms of Humor

Daily Writing Tips

Humor comes in many flavors, any of which may appeal to one person but not to another, and which may be enjoyed in alternation or in combination. Here are names and descriptions of the varieties of comic expression: 1. Blue : Also called off-color, or risque (from the French word for “to risk”); relies on impropriety or indecency for comic effect.

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Networking Key for Vets to Find a Job

On The Job

I just have one question for you today: What have you done to help a vet find a job? And then help one of them find a job. He declined.

Five Simple Steps to Improve Your Concentration

Dumb Little Man

Whatever you do during the day, there are probably times when you need to concentrate. You’ll find tasks taking much longer than they should.

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Startup Accelerator Dogpatch Labs' Impressive Numbers

Small Business Labs

Polaris VC Dave Barrett's A Deep Dive Into Dogpatch Labs  provides an interesting view and set of numbers on the startup accelerator. According to Dave (who is a former Lotus collegue): To date, over 350 emerging companies have been residents. Right now, there are more than 70 teams in the Labs. Rounds have ranged from $100K to $10M.

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30 Productive Things To Do In Under 1 Minute

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. At Your Desk. Throw Away some paper you don’t need. Reload your stapler. In Your Car.

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‘Build it and they will come’ leaves too much to chance

The Small Business Blog

There’s an old adage “Build it and they will come” I’m not sure where it originates from but it was popularised by James Earl Jones, playing Terence Mann, when speaking to Ray Kinsella, played by Kevin Costner, in the film: Field of Dreams. I’ve heard this seen and heard this idea used in business, particularly…

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Principles of Plain English

Daily Writing Tips

Perspicuous written communication is fundamental in every aspect of human interaction — or should I say, “Clear writing is important whenever people interact”? If I support the triumph of plain English over byzantine jargon and sesquipedalianism, I should. It isn’t all about single-syllable words. Government. Law Enforcement. Writing Basics

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5 Reasons Being Self Employed Sucks

Productivity Bits

T here is a temptation at times to lionize the self-employed for taking control of their occupational future. The self-employed make their own hours and have the freedom to work hard or hardly work. However, while the idea of being your own boss is nice, the uncertainty and financial constraints of being self-employed can be a harsh reality.

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Play The Game of Life As If You Have Nothing to Lose

Dumb Little Man

A few days ago I was surfing with a friend of mine and what appeared to be a perfect wave appeared on the horizon. So, I started paddling for it.

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Non-Profit Sector Added Jobs During the Great Recession

Small Business Labs

Non-profits were hit hard by the Great Recession.    The non-profit segment is large, employing 10.5 million U.S. workers in 2010. 

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Creating a PowerPoint Presentation Fast by Organizing All of Your Presentation Slides - Even if you have 1000s

Productive & Organized

Last Friday, I shared a post on how you can save time using a Master Power Point (Keynote if you are a Mac user) file to create your custom presentations really fast.    The post was shared on Facebook and I received some great comments.    But, what if you have 100s or even 1000s of slides to manage?  Any tips?/

The Best Biz Mentors Can Be A Tad Crazy

The Small Business Blog

My Dad I reckon my first business mentor was my Dad. He started his own business, working from home, because, like many people I know, it was the best way of earning a living. His health was very poor so he had to pack in his job. In the five years between me being 13…

10 Christmas Organizing Tips

Ian's Messy Desk

Have you been a bit stressed during past Christmas seasons? Does it seem like the holidays bring too much to do? Automate your card list. Shop on-line.

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Be More Productive By Working Less

Simple Productivity Blog

Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. This post was written by a guest author. Wrong.  Our Natural Energy Cycles. The Excuses. Obstacles.

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Ways to Master the Art of Perseverance

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever tried to tackle a difficult long-term goal and failed? You’d be wrong. Perseverance can be learned. Is it learning a second language?

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Affect vs. Effect

Daily Writing Tips

Among the pairs of words writers often confuse, affect and effect might be the most perplexing, perhaps because their meanings are so similar. Affect. verb meaning “to produce an effect, to influence”: “I knew that my opinion would affect her choice, so I deliberately withheld it.”. Effect. Original Post: Affect vs. Effect. Misused Words

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Good Ol’ Fashioned Marketing is Still Good For Business!

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. Most online businesses naturally focus on online marketing and social media to drive their business. However, traditional “offline” marketing methods are invaluable. They are still some of the most effective ways to growing your business, and should not be overlooked. This is not just an e-mail list.

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Life’s a Pitch and then they buy

The Small Business Blog

As a small business you know that every communication counts. When speaking with customers, suppliers, investors, competitors, or peers, the way in which you present yourself and your business will have a lasting impact on whether or not they do business with you, or in the case of competitors treat you as a genuine threat…

Travel Itineraries

Practically Perfect PA

A well organised travel itinerary is an essential service that assistants can provide for their managers. Think about all the different bits of paper you have to keep with you – tickets, hotel details, travel guides. detailed itinerary, constructed by you, will help them enormously. The telephone number and address for the local embassy office.

How to Spam Yourself to Success

Men With Pens

Ladies and gentlemen, I have done it. have found the ultimate secret to success. The magic bullet, if you will. So does owning a mansion. Not ten.

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The Surfer's Guide to Personal Development

Dumb Little Man

A few years ago I wrote an article here about navigating the waters of life. Surfers have a different relationship with the ocean than most people do.

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