Five Ways to Respond to Social Media Challenges and Criticism

Andrea Kalli

Why I think you need to get offline to find new clients

The Small Business Blog

Granted, Linkedin was launched in 2003 and then Facebook in 2004, but I hadn’t heard of them. When I started freelancing ten years ago, I had to do my marketing the old fashioned way. I was too busy trudging my local neighbourhood with freshly designed flyers, pinning them in every library and appropriately placed shop… Read the full article here: Why I think you need to get offline to find new clients on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

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The Booming Field of Public Relations

Small Business Labs

As the Pew chart below shows, over the 10 year period from 2004 to 2013 the number of reporters fell by 17%. Interesting data from Pew Research's The Growing Pay Gap Between Journalism and Public Relations shows that the PR field is booming even while the total number of reporters in declining.  Over the same time period, the number of PR professionals increased by 22%.

2014 174

How to Implement a Zero Waste Business Strategy

Eco-Office Gals

manufacturing plants haven’t sent any waste to landfills since May 2004 — a mission that began with a good-faith accounting of the company’s waste stream. Zero waste is enjoying a newfound spotlight in the business community, but it’s something that should’ve been standard practice a long time ago. Pursuing zero waste means finding ways to use resources as efficiently as possible. It also means eliminating the materials sent by a company to the landfill.

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How to Breathe New Life into Old Blog Posts

Tips From T. Marie

started blogging in 2004. It’s not 2004 anymore. Back then if there was a picture included with your post you were ahead of the curve. While the actual content of your posts is still the most important thing, it’s not the only thing. Visuals are becoming more and more important when it comes to blogging. In fact, I’ve seen an increase in the use of a visual aid that some people were declaring would be killed off by video. What visual aid is that? The slideshow.

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Has the U.S. Reached Peak Car?

Small Business Labs

shows that since 2004 Americans have owned fewer cars and light trucks, driven each of those vehicles less and consumed less fuel each year. An interesting series of studies out of the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute found that Americans are driving less and using less fuel than in the past.   The most recent study, Has Motorization in the U.S. Peaked?

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5 Yoga Breathing Techniques For Weight Loss You Need to Try

Dumb Little Man

He been practicing yoga since 2004 and has even made retreats in Nepal. It can be a complicated process to lose fat from our bodies as it is very stubborn. Apart from making individuals look bad, this fat can also bring about several health hazards like hypertension, heart attack, diabetes, and more. A fundamental way to reduce fat is by hitting the gym. However, some people do not have access to it while others do not want to pay costly membership fees.

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Tips for Mastering an Online Video Job Interview

Dumb Little Man

It’s not 2004, get a decent email address. You’ve got an online job interview coming up! Great work so far, let’s make sure you ace this stage, too. Here’s a handy list of online job interview tips to give yourself the best chance of success. You may be quite attached to your “gamewizard96” address from back in the day, but don’t be dusting it off for a job interview. Change your username or create a whole new account just for professional settings to give the best impression.

2019 139

Women, Seniors Leading Self-Employment Growth in UK & Canada

Small Business Labs

million who were self-employed in 2004 leaving by 2009." The UK's Office of National Statistics (ONS) released a report showing that self-employment in the UK is the highest its been since they started tracking it 40 years ago.   Their data shows the UK has 4.6 million people working for themselves, with 15% of workforce self-employed. This is up from 13% in 2008, and 8.7% in 1975.

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JD.com Strikes a Luxury Brands Deal with Farfetch

Small Business CEO

For a long time, China has been associated with counterfeit products, but this has changed since this company joined the e-commerce platform in 2004. JD.com is the largest retailer in China that has transformed e-commerce business in the country. Under the leadership of Richard Liu, the founder and company CEO of this company, consumers in China and other parts of the world now enjoy superior products that epitomize high quality and which delivered with great care to the customer.

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Green Energy: Simple Ways to Save Money and Protect the Environment

Eco-Office Gals

Blogging in many niches since 2004. Believe it or not, building an eco-friendly house from renewable materials isn’t the only way to go green. That’s right, even the smallest changes like arranging boiler maintenance or fixing leaking taps can save you money and protect the environment, so there’s no need to shop for wind turbines or solar panels just yet. Use energy-saving light bulbs. If you didn’t already know, most incandescent light bulbs have now been banned.

8 Of The Most Iconic Cars From The Movies

Dumb Little Man

The Audi RSQ was a concept car for the 2004 sci-fi hit iRobot. Throughout the years, the big screen has featured some of the most iconic cars in the automobile industry, and in many cases, the actors have been upstaged by the actual cars! Here are eight of the best movie cars. Lexus 2054 – Minority Report. Via imcdb.org. Lexus 2054 was a beautifully designed concept car for the 2002 Spielberg film, Minority Report.

2018 171

More Americans Facing a Rent Burden

Small Business Labs

million more than in 2004.  Nearly 43 million U.S. households rented their homes in 2016, which is about 9.3   And according to the Pew Research study  American Families Face a Growing Rent Burden , 38% of these households are "rent burdened" Pew defines rent burdened as any renter household that spends more than 30% of their income on rent. Being rent burdened means having less money for other expenses or savings.

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What's the status of one-way communication?

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs What’s the status of one-way communication? Friday, January 15, 2010 at 11:09 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Business Strategies/Perspectives With social media in its apparent heyday, what happens to your print or enewsletter campaign? Or, for that matter, your blog and website? Are those still viable markeing and branding tools?

2010 100

Yelp Ratings and Review: You Are in Control

Small Business CEO

Since Yelp was founded in 2004 it has grown to see over 95 million reviews in just 11 years, that’s over 8 million reviews a year and over 23,000 reviews a day—quite a bit of activity!… Consider these facts: 98% of Yelpers have made a purchase from a business they found on Yelp, 89% of consumers make a purchase within a week of visiting reviews sites and 29% will visit a business within a day. photo credit: Yelp Inc. Flickr.

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Child Neuropsychological Assessment: Its Importance in Childhood Learning Dysfunctions

Dumb Little Man

Authorized educational services have transformed the face of evaluation requirements in public schools through the previous decade because of the IDEA, 1990, IDEA, 2004. The purpose of this article is to detail the idea behind child neuropsychological assessment. It highlights the significance of acquiring neuropsychological interpretation when children are going through learning disorders.

2019 156

Top 10 Travel Destinations for Movie Geeks

Dumb Little Man

Starred in: Kill Bill (2003–2004). There’s something quite magical about seeing filming locations with your very own eyes. The celebrities and cameras may have gone, but a story’s physical setting stays just where it is. You can consider it as a star in its own right. Here are 10 travel destinations that should absolutely be on every film lover’s bucket list: New Zealand. Starred in : The Lord of the Rings trilogy (1999–2001). “A

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Economic Uncertainty and the Trend of Decline

Small Business Labs

In 2004 just 31% of Americans reported they accepted gay marriage. The New Strategist Press has an interesting list of the Top 10 Emerging Trends of the 2000s.    But even more interesting is their summary of the 10 trends:  "Most are stories of decline–which is a trend of significance in itself." " In fact, 7 of their 10 trends are about decline. These are: The Income Decline. The Wealth Decline. The Home Ownership Decline. The Marriage Decline.

2017 57

Put a smile on that face

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Put a smile on that face Monday, December 15, 2008 at 9:42 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Family Life Feeling too busy? Not busy enough? Maybe all you need is a little gingerbread house. Comments: 0 Leave a Reply Site Pages Commenting Policy About ktcosmos Got Loose Change? Get Loosely Speaking Products.

2008 100

The Word of the Year 2011

Daily Writing Tips

2004: blog. 2004: red state/blue state. 2004: incivility. 2004: chav. Blog , which was ten years old when Merriam-Webster crowned it in 2004 (while app may be old enough to vote), isn’t going anywhere, nor is podcast. Each year at about this time, the English-language media rolls out various reports announcing the word of the year according to one or more authorities.

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Your blog's role in your professional visibility

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Your blog’s role in your professional visibility Monday, October 12, 2009 at 11:11 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Blogging Ever wonder where blogging is headed now that social media web sites have become mainstream tools? If you’ve decided that blogs are so 2008, think again.

2009 100

Whoops! What now?

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Whoops! What now? Friday, October 9, 2009 at 5:08 pm // By: ktcosmos // Category: Business Strategies/Perspectives , Life of the Virtual Assistant There are many scenarios that can derail your well-oiled SOHO operation. These’ll getcha, just like a change up in baseball. And next thing you know, you’re out. Kids home for the summer or holidays. New baby.

2009 100

11 Halos - Part 2 (signing day)

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs 11 Halos – Part 2 (signing day) Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 8:46 pm // By: // Category: Baseball Just back from meeting with Angels scout, John Gracio. Contract and rookie league explained. He heads to Tempe in the morning for physical and workout. Then gets his uniform and a plane ticket to head up to Orem, Utah on Sunday.

2009 100

Do you resumé or not?

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Do you resumé or not? Monday, June 15, 2009 at 9:45 am // By: // Category: Business Strategies/Perspectives Independent contractors typically let their credentials, satisfied clients, brochures and web sites speak for them.

2009 100

Regional Virtual Assistant Retreat?

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Regional Virtual Assistant Retreat? Sunday, June 7, 2009 at 10:40 am // By: // Category: Life of the Virtual Assistant Entrepreneurs who work from home often report a sense of isolation, caused by, well, working in isolation much of the time.

2009 100

The New Multinationals: Small, Micro and Solo Businesses Driving the Next Wave of Globalization

Small Business Labs

goods exports in in 2004 to 34% percent in 2014. Globalization and international trade was once driven almost exclusively by large multinational corporations. No longer. Propelled by global online markets and platforms and a growing global middle class, small businesses and even freelancers and individuals are exporting goods and services in growing numbers. In fact, according to the U.S. SBA  small business goods exports have grown from 29% of total U.S.

2017 62

Congratulations to Ryan Perry!

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Congratulations to Ryan Perry! Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 9:36 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Baseball What a thrill for Ryan Perry, who was throwing for the University of Arizona Wildcats this time last year! The 22-year-old has made the Detroit Tigers opening day roster after having been selected by the Tigers in the first round in the MLB Amateur Draft last June.

2009 100

College Baseball Season 2009

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs College Baseball Season 2009 Thursday, February 19, 2009 at 2:00 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Baseball No, I’m not a sports writer, just a big fan. Division I College baseball starts today, February 19, 2009, which happens to be my birthday. I love February. To commemorate the beginning of the season, Tom Check gave me permission to display this great photo.

2009 100

Annual List Building Plan – Explained In 3 Simple Steps

Office Organization Success

So when I first started purposefully list building (back in 2004), I would try all of these different list building strategies … and none of them really worked! As I’m sure you already know, there are a ton of different list building strategies, and equally as many differing opinions on which one(s) work best. Well, they didn’t work consistently, anyway. It wasn’t until I took a step back and looked at exactly what I was doing that it all started to make sense for me.

2016 109

How to Bounce Back From Devastating Failure: 7 Lessons You Can Learn From Pete Carroll

The Solopreneur Life

Pete Carroll holds the crystal football after leading USC to the 2004 national championship. P ete Carroll is the head football coach of the National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks. Perhaps you heard: his team lost the Super Bowl on Sunday. And perhaps you heard that the loss was the direct result of a last-minute coaching decision that will go down as one of the worst calls in the history of the game.

2015 158

I am such an SOB!

Loosely Speaking

Frozen in time somewhere around 2004. RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs I am such an SOB! Monday, October 27, 2008 at 9:03 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Blogging Successful and Outstanding Blogger, that is! Liz Strauss , the original SOB is hosting her blog’s 3rd birthday party tomorrow, October 28, 2008.

2008 100

Dyeing for something new

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Dyeing for something new Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 10:43 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Cleanup Knitter , Knitting Hand dyed yarn: "Poached Rhubarb" Spring was the air, I was cleaning out the old yarn stash in preparation for a friend’s upcoming “Destashing Party,&# and inspiration struck.

2010 100

Spring Cleaning

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Spring Cleaning Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 1:07 pm // By: ktcosmos // Category: Cleanup Knitter , Life of the Virtual Assistant After referring to self as “Cleanup Knitter&# in my last post, it felt as though I should work a little harder to earn that title. So, after finishing today’s client work, here’s what I did.

2010 100

My 2010 Theme: “Fit”

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs My 2010 Theme: “Fit&# Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 12:58 pm // By: ktcosmos // Category: Life of the Virtual Assistant No resolutions for me this year. Nope, I’m keeping it simple by choosing a theme, which is the word “fit.&# When deciding whether or not I will do something, I just ask myself, “Is this a good fit?&#

2010 100

The Rise of Solopreneur Manufacturing Companies

Small Business Labs

" As the chart below shows (click to enlarge), there were about 350,000 manufacturing firms with no employees other than the owner in 2014, up almost 17% from 2004. The Wall Street Journal's Big Growth in Tiny Businesses nicely covers a trend we'e been following for years - the growth of solopreneur, non-employer manufacturing businesses.

2017 62

Managing the growth of your VA practice

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Managing the growth of your VA practice Friday, December 4, 2009 at 10:45 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Business Strategies/Perspectives , Virtual Assistant Resources Virtual Assistants in practice for a number of years usually reach a crossroads when their client load begins to challenge their energy and time limits.

2009 100

Building on your skills

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Building on your skills Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 8:46 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Virtual Assistant Resources It’s the time of year when we all do some self assessment and then look ahead to changes we want to make in the coming year. Personally, it may be your work out routine that needs some recommitment.

2009 162

11 Halos - Part 3 (reporting & fans)

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs 11 Halos – Part 3 (reporting & fans) Friday, June 19, 2009 at 4:19 pm // By: // Category: Baseball Today, he drove to Tempe, to the Angels Tempe Diablo Stadium to report. Received equipment, signed up for his new insurance program (yeah!), had a physical and a workout. Then checked into hotel until tomorrow’s departure to Orem.

2009 100

11 Halos, part 1

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs 11 Halos, part 1 Wednesday, June 17, 2009 at 3:44 pm // By: ktcosmos // Category: Baseball , Cleanup Knitter A week ago today, our youngest was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels. It’s not the first time our family has been affected by the MLB Amateur Draft, but we could tell this was probably going to be the one time that it really mattered.

2009 100

Featured Soloist Tzaddi Gordon: “Become Great at Networking”

The Solopreneur Life

I began freelancing part time in 2004, and full time in 2007. T his is “Featured Soloist,” a feature that appears every Tuesday at The Solopreneur Life. Tzaddi Gordon. The purpose of “Featured Soloist” is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses. This week we meet Tzaddi Gordon, a Web designer based in British Columbia. If you would like to be the “Featured Soloist,” please send me an e-mail, Larry@TheSolopreneurLife.com.

2010 184

Have you got game?

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Have you got game? Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 3:52 pm // By: // Category: Business Strategies/Perspectives Swagger. Bravado. Chutzpah. If you’re an athlete, you’re expected to have that and more.

2009 100

Professional Development Opportunity for VA Entrepreneurs

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Professional Development Opportunity for VA Entrepreneurs Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 4:26 pm // By: ktcosmos // Category: Virtual Assistant Resources Here’s a short except from my conversation on web development and SEO with Jeannine Clontz , owner of Accurate Business Services and VABizCoach.

2009 100

Loosely Speaking's New Web Development eguide

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Loosely Speaking’s New Web Development eGuide Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 5:29 pm // By: ktcosmos // Category: Blogging , Web/Tech If you’re still on the fence about blogging or what to do with your dusty old web site that’s sorely in need of a face lift, snap up my new guide on web development.

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