Blog Action Day 2008

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Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Blog Action Day 2008 Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 1:00 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Blogging As a participant in Blog Action Day 2008, I asked everyone I know for information on programs (actual or planned) which combat poverty.

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On the needles October 2008

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Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs On the needles October 2008 Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 10:04 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Knitting Frenetic. ktcosmos Comment // October 29th, 2008 // 10:03 am Hi Deb, pleased to meet you!

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Mountains of Snow: Ottawa Snowbanks March 2008

Laughing all the Way to Work

Tags: Ain't no mountain high enough professional assistant weekend Administrative Assistant snow removal ottawa snowfall march 2008

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2008 Organizing Awards: Vote Now!

Clutter Coach

The post 2008 Organizing Awards: Vote Now! by John Trosko , president of NAPO in LA, just reminded me that it’s time to vote for your favorite organizing product, helpful organizing technology, best organizing TV show, and more! Voting is open to the public and continues through December 31. You can read more about it and vote here on the NAPO LA website. Help spread the word about whatever it is that helps make your life easier, more productive and better organized!

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Workplace Trends for 2008

On The Job

Since I began doing my syndicated workplace column more than 15 years ago, I've often interviewed Gerald Celente, founder of The Trends Research Institute , about workplace trends in the coming year. When I spoke with him recently, he told me that a large newspaper that normally also interviews him wouldn't be doing so this year. The reason: the reporter who usually did the story had taken a buyout package and the newspaper was now too short-staffed to have someone talk with him and do the story.

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Best Bets for 2008

On The Job

So, I'm doing a Tidbit Thursday, which doesn't sound as catchy but will nevertheless be just as riveting: * Hand me that wrench: In ranking the best careers for 2008, U.S. I didn't get around to this week's Tidbit Tuesday because (duh) it was Christmas and I was busy spending time with my family and cleaning up dog barf from my Golden Retriever who ate half a bag of Peppermint Patties. And just for the record, I will never eat Peppermint Patties again.)

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Barter – The Way forward for Small Business during the credit.

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Dec 09, 2008 In times of monetary crisis many small business owners, could consider bartering for products and services. » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 at 7:40 pm and is filed under Business Ideas , Disaster Plan.

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UK/Ireland small Business News Round-up – 11/04/2008 | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

This need is made more pressing following the release of figures from business data provider Equifax, which show that the number of firms going out of business across all sectors and regions increased in the first quarter of 2008. E-Mail me or follow me. How to be successful and eco-friendly.

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How to fix/remove 'Winweb Security' Virus/Malware. | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Nov 23, 2008 We had the misfortune that there seems to be a computer virus/malware program affecting many Microsoft Windows operating systems, called winweb.exe. Said on November 26th, 2008 at 11:13 am [.] E-Mail me or follow me.

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Winweb Security – winwebsecurity.com – more facts. | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

« Government – Small Business Quote of the Day Australia/ New Zealand Small Business News Round-up – 26/11/2008 » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 26th, 2008 at 11:06 am and is filed under Announcements , Comments. E-Mail me or follow me.

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Recession Business Start Up: Micro Business Co-op. | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Dec 29, 2008 I’m thinking more and more about opportunities for people to start a small business, home business or a self-employed business during this recession/depression or once they lose their jobs. E-Mail me or follow me.

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What To Do If You Lose Your Job! | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Dec 29, 2008 These days many ask, what to do if you lose your job? E-Mail me or follow me. How to be successful and eco-friendly. Making your small business carbon neutral. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP.

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Round up #3, Prescott Style

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Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Round up #3, Prescott Style Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 7:48 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Life of the Virtual Assistant Election Day 2008!

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I am such an SOB!

Loosely Speaking

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.

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No Business Plan Needed To Start Small Business! | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Jan 13, 2008 Two professors, Julian Lang and William Bygrave , from Babson College in the US have found that the business performance of businesses started, with or without business plan , was unaffected. E-Mail me or follow me. What is Small Business Infrastructure?

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Small Business Start-Up Idea – T-Shirt Design | THE SMALL BUSINESS.

The Small Business Blog

Small Business Start-Up Idea – T-Shirt Design by Stefan Töpfer on Apr 02, 2008 There is always a great demand for custom-made T-shirts, ranging from sports teams in need of new kit to event organisers wanting promotional shirts to give away. E-Mail me or follow me.

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Takeover Disasters | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Takeover Disasters by Stefan Töpfer on Apr 22, 2008 The process of taking over another company can be a very exciting time for you and your business, but it can very quickly turn into an unpleasant experience with serious lasting consequences. E-Mail me or follow me. Starting a Small Business?

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Change of Business Ownership | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Change of Business Ownership by Stefan Töpfer on Mar 17, 2008 An important consideration for a small business owner when looking towards the future is the possibility that the ownership of their business may change. E-Mail me or follow me.

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Small Business Start-Up Idea – C.V. Writing Service | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Writing Service by Stefan Töpfer on May 20, 2008 The competitive job market makes it important for applicants to have a résumé that stands out from the pile. E-Mail me or follow me. Benefits of Online Software for Small Business. Concentrate on your business, not your office.

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Why educate women – isn't it a waste of resources? | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Apr 16, 2008 When my wife went to university in London in the eighties one of her professors was of the opinion that the education was wasted on women, since they would leave university, get married and have children. E-Mail me or follow me.

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Small Business Startup Checklist – Naming Your Business | THE.

The Small Business Blog

Small Business Startup Checklist – Naming Your Business by Stefan Töpfer on Mar 12, 2008 This is the first of a series of weekly posts focusing on some of the key issues that a small business startup faces. E-Mail me or follow me.

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Small Business Start-Up Idea: Image Consultant | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Small Business Start-Up Idea: Image Consultant by Stefan Töpfer on Mar 11, 2008 This business is ideal for someone who has worked in the corporate world or the media for a number of years and understands the importance of image within it. E-Mail me or follow me.

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Micro Business, Recession and Exporting. | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Jan 23, 2008 The last couple of days you could follow what can only be described as a panic on the world stock markets. » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008 at 8:37 am and is filed under Exporting.

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Don't charge by the hour! | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Feb 12, 2008 It always amazes me to see how many businesses still charge by the hour – it is a business killer. Charging For Time is a Bad Idea « Brett’s Blog Said on February 13th, 2008 at 2:27 pm [.] E-Mail me or follow me.

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Entrepreneurship live and kicking! | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Mar 20, 2008 I always enjoy the opportunity to meet entrepreneurs out in the field, during speaking engagements, trade-shows and other events. E-Mail me or follow me. How to be successful and eco-friendly. Making your small business carbon neutral.

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Q&A: What do you think the key factors are for small business.

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Jan 21, 2008 I believe that many factors contribute to small business failure. » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Monday, January 21st, 2008 at 11:14 am and is filed under Question & Answer. E-Mail me or follow me.

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How much money do you really need to start your micro business.

The Small Business Blog

by Stefan Töpfer on Feb 02, 2008 Starting from home and using bootstrapping techniques will save you money and help your small business to stay afloat. E-Mail me or follow me. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control.

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Egads Robin! Where's the Batmobile?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Tags: snowbank Ottawa professional assistant blizzard Administrative Assistant ottawa snowfall march 2008 car covered in snow

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Do You Have a Spineless Career?

On The Job

When was the last time you did something courageous at work? I'm not talking about cleaning out the office fridge (although that does take gumption) or trying a new font on your report.

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The 5S concept: Will a Misplaced Stapler Get You in Trouble?

On The Job

Watch out: 5S may be coming to your workplace. And if it does, well, you have my condolences. I first read about 5S several months ago, and hoped it was a bad blip on the radar screen, sort of like a new High School Musical cast being assembled. But no, there it was on the front page of the Wall Street Journal this morning.

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Put a smile on that face

Loosely Speaking

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?

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VA Industry Leaders: a conversation

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Comments: 19 19 Comments Marsha Kopan Comment // October 29th, 2008 // 1:34 pm I am not so sure about this blogging thing. 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.

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Redistributing your work-life balancing act?

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Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 9:55 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Life of the Virtual Assistant There’s a clipboard on my desk (pictured beneath my furry assistant at right) that is more valuable than any tech tool in my office.

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All I need is $4.59

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Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 10:37 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Family Life , Life of the Virtual Assistant I won’t tell you how long it’s been since I became a Google Adsense Publisher. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs All I need is $4.59

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Updating to wordpress 2.7

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Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 2:02 pm // By: ktcosmos // Category: Life of the Virtual Assistant With each successful update of WordPress, the more comfortable you become when receiving weird fatal error messages, which cause your blog to crash completely until you decode and address them.

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Reasons why work slowdowns can be good

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Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Reasons why work slowdowns can be good Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 11:12 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Life of the Virtual Assistant My DH had his first-ever no work day in 35 years as a Land Surveyor.

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5 Tasks You Can Delegate to Free Up Your Time

Office Organization Success

c) Copyright 2008. Very often solopreneurs owners know they have a need to partner with a Virtual Assistant (VA), but are not really sure how a virtual assistant can help them grow their business – they don’t fully understand what services the VA provides.

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Off the needles! Baby hat and bell bottoms.

Loosely Speaking

Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 10:47 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Knitting Every girl needs a pair of bell-bottomed yoga pants. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Off the needles! Baby hat and bell bottoms.

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Small Business Start-Up Idea – Sign-Making Service | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Small Business Start-Up Idea – Sign-Making Service by Stefan Töpfer on Apr 09, 2008 Sign manufacture is a fun way for you to earn some extra income. E-Mail me or follow me. How to be successful and eco-friendly. Making your small business carbon neutral. Build your own network!

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Is Your Manager Setting You Up to Fail?

On The Job

Recently I ran into a friend of mine who told me he's quitting his job and going back to school to become a registered nurse. I was a bit surprised: Quit a job in this economy? Take on more student loan debt? When I asked him why he was leaving a job that he seemed to love the last time I spoke to him about a year ago, he told me that he was simply exhausted, both emotionally and mentally. The position that he had fought so hard to get had become an anvil around his neck.

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