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The Rise of Solopreneur Manufacturing Companies

Small Business Labs

Key quote: "The number of businesses classified as manufacturers with no employees has been rising steadily since the depths of the recession.

2017 98

Yelp Ratings and Review: You Are in Control

Small Business CEO

photo credit: Yelp Inc. Flickr. Yelp is for all small businesses. … Management business reviews yelp ratings yelp review

2016 40

Success is in the Little Details

On The Job

What do dirty, worn sneakers have to do with turning around a business? If you’re LEGOs, it means everything.

2016 70

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.

2014 46

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.

2013 21

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 34

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

The Solopreneur Life

The 2004 Red Sox won their first World Series title since 1918, thereby breaking the “Curse of the Bambino.”[5]. Bill James.

2014 40

How To Pronounce Divisive

Daily Writing Tips

One of THE most frustrating—and very common— mispronunciations I hear is with the word divisive. Do you know when—and why—this trend started?

2015 17

The Changing US Political Symbolism of Blue and Red

Daily Writing Tips

In British politics, blue is associated with Britain’s conservative party, the Tories, whereas red is associated with the Labour Party. 31, 2012.

2015 14

Annual List Building Plan – Explained In 3 Simple Steps

Office Organization Success

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.

2016 21

CE vs. AD

Daily Writing Tips

CE/BCE: Life After Death , Doubleday, 2004. Here is the reader’s reaction: Give me a break with the New Age (CE) crap. It’s AD period.

2015 34

Verb Mistakes #1: Didn’t With Conditional

Daily Writing Tips

This headline references a game played in 2004. The speaker is speculating about what might have happened if things had been different.

2014 21

At the End of the Day

Daily Writing Tips

John Edwards, political candidate in 2004. Could you please help me understand this better? A “bad” cliché calls attention to itself. “At Duh.).

2014 19

Inside the Edinburgh PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

After I moved to Edinburgh in 2004, I’ve worked in a series of roles which have all involved executive support at senior level.

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 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. And what can we learn from him? At 4 a.m.

Verb Review #11: May and Might

Daily Writing Tips

Norton & Company, 2004. The auxiliaries may and might are often used interchangeably. Most of the time, interchanging them doesn’t seem to matter. Strictly speaking, might is the past form of may , but may often occurs in past tense constructions, and might is used in sentences about the present or future. I might watch a movie tonight.

2015 13

Toll, Knell, and Tocsin

Daily Writing Tips

Wedding bells toll for Tiger— Cape Cod Times , 2004. Wedding bells toll in Conn. for gay couples— Boston Globe , 2008. Bells toll at funerals.

2016 11

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

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 This is up from 13% in 2008, and 8.7% in 1975.


Daily Writing Tips

One of these birds, long believed to be extinct, was sighted in eastern Arkansas in 2004. Cryptid is of recent coinage, suggested in 1983 by J.

With All Due Respect

Daily Writing Tips

Brooks Journal. It is, with the greatest respect to His Grace, very little use to say that the book has caused more hubbub than it is worth.

2014 14

Beautyism and Friends

Daily Writing Tips

The OED added these additional definitions for the use of the suffix -ism in 2004: a. Some other uses of -ism. plagiarize/plagiarism. Buddhism.

Why Productivity is a Matter of Life and Death for Me


I read Getting Things Done in 2004, and I tried several different productivity tools to become more organized. I still kept ideas in my head.

2013 34

Master the Art of Re-purposing Your Work and You'll Save Multiple Hours - 50 Ideas To Get You Started

Productive & Organized

Earlier this week I was talking to a client about content creation for the marking of her business.    It is productive content creation. 

2011 132

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.

Remembering Paul Gruchow

The Solopreneur Life

T his piece was written on February 24, 2004 and was unpublished until now. The news shook me, made my eyes moist for the rest of the evening.

2011 11

Center Around and Centre Round

Daily Writing Tips

Book published by SUNY Press, 2004. Our concerns center around response time to our emergency rooms.—Statement Canadian newspaper. Expressions

Marketing Lessons I Learned From My Dad, the Pastor

The Solopreneur Life

He died in 2004, and during his life he served six congregations. M y Dad was a Lutheran pastor. I think he was a good one in the best sense: he always wanted to help others and he was nonjudgmental. His favorite church by far was his fourth one. It was the 1970s and 1980s in Mentor, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. They worked. Here are a few.

2010 16

Featured Soloist Tzaddi Gordon: “Become Great at Networking”

The Solopreneur Life

I began freelancing part time in 2004, and full time in 2007. Tzaddi Gordon. Name of solopreneur: Tzaddi Gordon. Type of business: Web Design.

Could You Telecommute From Italy?

On The Job

And even though he lived in Venice in 2004 to 2005, he says what he did is still possible today. Sometimes the highlight of my day is meeting the new UPS driver. Or cleaning out my keyboard that has become gummed up with peanut butter (the hazards of eating at your desk.) Read this latest story I did for Gannett/ to 5 p.m.

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. Instead, take your time. Think about it as a business courtship. Speak three or four times—and more if you need to.

Friends and Amici

Daily Writing Tips

English boasts numerous words to convey aspects of friendship. Some are Germanic in origin and others, Latin. amiable adjective : friendly. Vocabular

Put a smile on that face

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Not busy enough? Maybe all you need is a little gingerbread house. Loose Ends.

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? Or, for that matter, your blog and website? Are those still viable markeing and branding tools? Get Loosely Speaking Products. Loose Ends. All Rights Reserved

Whoops! What now?

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Regional Virtual Assistant Retreat?

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RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. In Arizona, we’re gearing up for a late summer meeting for Virtual Assistants.

Congratulations to Ryan Perry!

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RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Read more about it: [link] [link] Good luck, Ryan! Get Loosely Speaking Products.

College Baseball Season 2009

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. I love February. See more of Tom’s photography on his blog. Loose Ends.

I am such an SOB!

Loosely Speaking

Frozen in time somewhere around 2004. RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. See you there? Loose Ends.