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.

2013 202

Book Review: Microsoft Manual of Style, 4th Edition

Business Writing

Because I loved the third edition of Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications, I was excited to see that Microsoft had finally updated the 2004 volume. The new fourth edition, published this year, is titled simply Microsoft Manual of. Best Picks Grammar and Usage

2012 122

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

2018 195

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. 

2017 187

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.

2014 163

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%.

2014 227

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.

2017 205

Success is in the Little Details

On The Job

LEGO executives – who had been told countless times by experts that they were in trouble because future generations would lose interest in the building blocks – decided to pay an 11-year-old boy a visit in 2004. What do dirty, worn sneakers have to do with turning around a business?

2016 158

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.

2014 172

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!…

2016 77

Moxie Tip 162: Slow Waaaaaay Down

Virtual Moxie

That is, in all respects, the business version of the quickie Vegas wedding (a la Britney Spears—who needed an annulment just a bit more than two days after her wedding in 2004!). Slow waaaaaaaaay down in your interview process. Because one of the worst things you can have happen in your practice is to leap into a new relationship with a client, only to realize in fairly short order that you made a huge mistake and need to get out of the relationship.

2012 138

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.

2014 141

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.

How a Night Watchman Created a New Niche and Revolutionized Major League Baseball

The Solopreneur Life

One of those teams was the 2004 Boston Red Sox, which employed James as a consultant and hired sabermetrics believer and whiz kid Theo Epstein as its general manager. The 2004 Red Sox won their first World Series title since 1918, thereby breaking the “Curse of the Bambino.”[5].

2014 194

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.

2011 76

Put a smile on that face

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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?

2008 130

Whoops! What now?

Loosely Speaking

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2009 130

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!

2016 141

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

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

Travel 179

Regional Virtual Assistant Retreat?

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2009 130

Congratulations to Ryan Perry!

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RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Congratulations to Ryan Perry!

2009 130

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.

2015 206

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.

2009 130

Cryptid

Daily Writing Tips

One of these birds, long believed to be extinct, was sighted in eastern Arkansas in 2004. The lovely word cryptid came to my attention in reference to the ivory-billed woodpecker. As no subsequent sightings have been reported, the survival of the species is still disputed.

2015 90

Could Your Name Prompt Hiring Bias?

On The Job

Milkman’s research backs up a 2004 study that found white applicants received a 50 percent higher callback rate for job interviews compared to identical black job applicants when resumes indicated an applicant’s race and gender.

2012 198

How To Pronounce Divisive

Daily Writing Tips

begun to infect otherwise careful speakers, including Robert Siegel, cohost of NPR’s All Things Considered , who twice said [di-VIH-siv] during an interview that aired on August 30, 2004.

2015 112

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!

2008 130

4 Things You Must Do for Your Career in 2017

On The Job

Then think about how you would like a potential employer to drag up something you said on Facebook in 2004 and hold you accountable for it.

2017 141

Dyeing for something new

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2010 130

Spring Cleaning

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2010 130

My 2010 Theme: “Fit”

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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.

2010 130

Basis of Estimating Software Development

Small Business CEO

Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products , Jim Highsmith, Addison Wesley, 2004. The estimating of software development is both straightforward and complex. When it is suggested that estimating is hard, of no value, and unnecessary, always ask what principle is used to support that claim? Don't hear one? Then it's likely just a personal anecdote made without any principles. .

2017 59

Managing the growth of your VA practice

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2009 130

Building on your skills

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Skills 210

11 Halos - Part 3 (reporting & fans)

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2009 130

11 Halos, part 1

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2009 130

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

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.

2009 130

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.

2010 240

Loosely Speaking's New Web Development eguide

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2009 130

11 Halos - Part 2 (signing day)

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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