Happy (belated) New Year!

ProAssisting Blog

Submitted by Ethan on January 06, 2010 at 05:06 PM Happy (belated) New Year! Here’s to wishing you and yours a successful 2010 to kick off the new decade. To get some rest and relazation before the start of 2010, Steph and I headed to Las Vegas. Home Blog About Us Who we are About the Program Program Specifics Execs, HR Depts.

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Review of Our Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2010

Small Business Labs

  Here is how we did in 2010: 1.    The New Local Movement:  One of my favorite trends, new localism accelerated in 2010 as buy local campaigns, the local food movement and other local initiatives increased in numbers.    There is No Place Like Home for Small Business:  Again, we won't have the numbers for a few more months but I'm confident the number of home-based businesses increased in 2010.

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8 Great Mind Mapping Tools For Effective Brainstorming

Dumb Little Man

This article talks about eight mind mapping tools to help you brainstorm effectively. Some of them also help you collaborate with other people while working on the tool. Xmind Xmind , available in both free and pro versions, is a brilliant and feature-rich mind mapping tool. The tool also offers a special "Brainstorming Mode" to help you capture ideas effortlessly. FreeMind FreeMind is a unique mind mapping tool. Do you use mind mapping tools?

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77 Things I Did In 2010

Brilliantly Better

So, without further ado, here’s what I did in 2010. During 2010 I experienced a lot of this “magic fairy got it all backwards&# stuff, so I thought it would be a good idea to share the whole exercise. By far the most challenging situation in 2010 for me and one that I’m incredibly happy I overcame. In many ways, 2010 was a turning point for me. Yes, that film was important enough to be mentioned on a list of 77 things I did in 2010.

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Real Time Customer Reviews Top 2010 Trend

Make or Break Moments

Make sure your company name, your name, your top product names are set up with Google Alerts so you receive an email the minute someone writes using those names For Twitter – consider the Twitter Beep for alerts about your company Twitter Alarm is another free tool FlitrBox offers a similar service Any other suggestions or tools for keeping your finger on the pulse of what is being said about you on the Internet?

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Our “Best Of” Blog Content

ProAssisting Blog

Specific Assistant Tips, Tricks and Tools Email triage - find out what it is and how it can help you. After going through all of our blog content from the last year and a half, we thought it would be a good idea to take some of our best posts and content and share them in a “best of” blog post… so here we go: General Assisting Blog Posts Wanna know what the number 1 rule of being an assistant is? We tell you right here. What does your career have to do with pizza?

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Your career and pizza - Part 1

ProAssisting Blog

I know that we’ve blogged about a lot of different tactics, resources and tools that you can use as an assistant to succeed but we’ve yet to really lay out the reason “why&# we believe that assisting is a great first step on any career path. Home Blog About Us Who we are About the Program Program Specifics Execs, HR Depts.

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Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgate, 2010 Stevie.

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 12 July, 2010 Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgate, 2010 Stevie® Award winner Lynn Holgate, an Executive Assistant at High Performance Technologies, Inc. HPTI) in Reston, Virginia, has been awarded the 2010 Stevie® Award for Support Staffer of the Year. Lynn was in good company as some notable winners of the 2010 Stevie® Awards included: - Executive of the Year: Lawrence J. 5, 2010 at 12 p.m.

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Favorite Planning/Calendar Tool - Readers Speak Out

Productive & Organized

Check out this great tool » Favorite Planning/Calendar Tool - Readers Speak Out There are many ways to manage your time and activities.  I asked my friends to share their favorite planning tool.  What is your favorite planning/calendar tool and why? Of all the calendar tools I know, this one handles tasks the best. As you can see, there is no overlap with the tools that my friends use, but they all are happy. 

The Beauty of Multi-purpose Tools

Simple Productivity Blog

--> Home Get Updates Ebooks Free Stuff Donate About Contact Me Get Free Updates: Via RSS | Via Email | Productivity Simplification Balance Life Design Organization Clutter The Beauty of Multi-purpose Tools Posted on September 3, 2010 by LJ Earnest Welcome to Simple Productivity Blog! I know multi-purpose tools are all the rage with the rugged do-it-yourself-ers. So when I was given a cute little multi-purpose tool as a gift, I shrugged and tossed it into my purse.

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8 Awesome Tools to Quickly Take Notes and Annotate Webpages - by.

Dumb Little Man

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Internet Marketing Specialist 2010 Training

Andrea Kalli

Here in 2010, the potential for Virtual Assistants with current and cutting-edge Internet Marketing skills has never been better. The Internet Marketing Specialist 2010 Training Program will equip you with the exact skills, knowledge and tools to be able to fully coordinate and implement your client’s Internet Marketing campaigns from start to finish! Internet Marketing Specialist 2010 Training Rating 3.00

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12 Awesome Tools For Efficient Twitter Searches - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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Internet Marketing Specialist 2010 Training | Internet Marketing.

Andrea Kalli

Here in 2010, the potential for Virtual Assistants with current and cutting-edge Internet Marketing skills has never been better. The Internet Marketing Specialist 2010 Training Program will equip you with the exact skills, knowledge and tools to be able to fully coordinate and implement your client’s Internet Marketing campaigns from start to finish! Internet Marketing Specialist 2010 Training Rating 3.00

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Want Help Making Lists on Twitter? Check out this great tool

Productive & Organized

Work With Stephanie « Favorite Planning/Calendar Tool - Readers Speak Out | Main | Can You Define Social Media Clutter? Check out this great tool   If you are on Twitter, then I encourage you to consider this tool.  on using lists in social media, Formulalists found me and told me about their cool tool.    It is a f*ree online tool that helps you populate your lists.    Asked them a bunch of questions about their tool

How many tools are in YOUR toolbox?

Virtual Moxie

Categories 30-Day Projects Business Communication Expectations Fees Legalese Moxie Relationships Self-Care Standards Web/Tech Moxie Archives Feb, 05 to Today Search Translate Moxie Also Mine « 28 Days of Love | Main | A client speaks about being approached by VAs » February 02, 2010 How many tools are in YOUR toolbox? In my experience, there’s no collaboration tool for every-day use that can touch it. How many tools are in YOUR toolbox?

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Less Is More When It Comes To Productivity Tools

Productivity Bits

What can we learn from “ Less is More &# that we can apply to Productivity Tools ? Our Productivity Tools Should Be Simple. Our productivity tools should be simple enough that they don’t add up to the system as liability. The simpler the tools are the better the workflow will be. You really want to want a simpler yet more effective tools. Our Productivity Tools Should Be Appropriate. Our Productivity Tools Should Be Effective.

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Tools That Work for The Solopreneur Life: Share and Follow

The Solopreneur Life

Related posts: Tools That Work for The Solopreneur Life: Image Widget. Tools That Work For The Solopreneur Life: TextWrangler. Tools That Work for The Solopreneur Life: Bluehost.com. I turned to Share and Follow after it was pointed out to me that the “share&# WordPress plugin I was using didn’t automatically shorten URLs when readers wanted to share my posts on Twitter. That’s not good.

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Virtual Assistant Training – VAClassroom Summer Skill Camp 2010

Andrea Kalli

VAClassroom has opened its registration doors to their “Summer Skill Camp 2010″, which will begin on July 6th. Where else can you learn 10 new skills over the summer that will help you increase your income opportunities in 2010? Virtual Assistant Training – VAClassroom Summer Skill Camp 2010 Rating 3.00 August 11th, 2010 at 3:20 am Wow!

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Virtual Assistant Training – VAClassroom Summer Skill Camp 2010.

Andrea Kalli

VAClassroom has opened its registration doors to their “Summer Skill Camp 2010″, which will begin on July 6th. Where else can you learn 10 new skills over the summer that will help you increase your income opportunities in 2010? Virtual Assistant Training – VAClassroom Summer Skill Camp 2010 Rating 3.00 August 11th, 2010 at 3:20 am Wow!

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PhatWare Launches PhatPad for iPad – a Brainstorming and Collaboration Tool

Ian's Messy Desk

PhatPad turns an iPad into an brainstorming tool by enabling users to draw, write, and type on the iPad, then instantly share ideas via email, WiFi sync, Dropbox, or with PhatPad’s built-in presentation mode. The beauty of PhatPad as a note-taking, collaboration and brainstorming tool is it allows users to draw pictures, jot notes, or put a mixture of pictures, drawings, handwritten and typed text on a virtual scratch pad. Productivity Tools

Tools That Work for The Solopreneur Life: Image Widget

The Solopreneur Life

Related posts: Tools That Work For The Solopreneur Life: Highrise. Tools That Work For The Solopreneur Life: Password Wallet. Tools That Work For The Solopreneur Life: TextWrangler. I have always struggled mightily to get images to look good in the sidebar on my Web site. This morning I found a free WordPress plugin that has solved the problem for me: Image Widget. Ten minutes after I discovered Image Widget, it was installed and working.

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ComScore's 2010 State of the Web

Small Business Labs

Market researcher ComScore recently released their 2010 U.S.   Ecommerce recovered from the Great Recession in 2010 and posted a 9% increase overall to $227.6   BTW, we've found most small businesses that evaluate Facebook as a business tool end up using it.  Digital Review of the Year.    It is full of interesting data and insights on the Internet and social media usage. 

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Five Ways to Repurpose Your Content Into New Products and Marketing Tools

Step It Up VA Coaching

Repurposing your content by tailoring it in different formats – ebooks, audio, video – also gives you more marketing tools to promote your products and services to new audiences. by Donna Toothaker. The quickest way to increase cash flow in your business is to create new products to sell. The quickest way to create new products is to repurpose the content you already have.

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Top 10 Productivity Tools For Chromebook

Productivity Bits

Around December last year (2010) Google launched a pilot program in which they gave away thousands of notebook units they called “Cr-48″ – a prototype of the Chrome OS-based notebook. Top 10 Productivity Tools For Chromebook. This is “must&# tool for the Chromebook. Productivity Chrome OS Chrome OS Tools Chrome Productivity Chromebook Cr-48 Productivity ToolsCopyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link].

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Links Roundup – August 24, 2010

Administrative Arts

What I’m Reading: The Social Profile Interactive Tool | Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing [link]. Similar Posts: Links Roundup – August 24, 2010. Links Roundup February 19, 2010. Copyright: Administrative Arts Links Roundup – August 24, 2010. Here’s a list of the links I tweeted during the last few weeks. If you’re into Twitter, you can follow me at [link].

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Reducing Overheads Can Save A Business | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Reducing Overheads Can Save A Business by Stefan Töpfer on Jun 30, 2010 Running a successful small business is a matter of controlling cash-flow. » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 at 7:30 am and is filed under How to. Tools like Basecamp, WebEx, Skype, etc. Bobby Said on July 2nd, 2010 at 12:12 am Good points, Matt. Pawel Grabowski Said on July 13th, 2010 at 4:14 pm Good points. E-Mail me or follow me.

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Organize Your Christmas with a Christmas Countdown

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Organize Your Christmas with a Christmas Countdown Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on October 27, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. If you want tips, tools and advice on an organized Christmas, visit Organized Christmas. They have a great tool, the Christmas Countdown. Get over to Organized Christmas and get working on Christmas 2010.

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Popular Trends For Small Business In 2010

Small Business CEO

Small businesses are exploring how to take advantage of these new trends and tools and successfully incorporate them into their small businesses. Popular trends and fads seam to change with the wind. And that even goes for trends in small business. You blink and one thing is out while something new is in. To help you make heads or tails out of what the latest trend in business is this year, Anita Campbell gives us 10 ideas that are hot right now.

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Thanks You Sponsors: July 2010

Daily Writing Tips

Posts By Email Grab The RSS Home Archives About Contact Tests Book Thank You Sponsors: July 2010 by Daniel Scocco We just wanted to thank the current sponsors of the blog. This training program will give you all the information, tools and strategies you need. Related Articles April 2010 – Thanks DWT Sponsors We Are Looking for Sponsors When to use “on&# and when to use “in&# Share Subscribe By Email And Get A Free eBook!

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7 Tools For Measuring Social Media Marketing ROI

Small Business CEO

There are various tools which you can use to measure social media ROI. Analytic.ly - this tool gives you a customized report on your targeted audience depending on your campaign platform. Grader - this is a cornucopia of tools which helps measure and analyzes how effective are the marketing strategies you use for your business. The price for subscription depends on whether you are using the tool as an individual, business or agency.

Get Organized and Lose Weight!

Productive & Organized

  It is likely that you had weight loss on your list for 2010.    It is likely that you had weight loss on your list for 2010.  Click on any of theself-evaluator tools below and receive your results online immediately! Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Archive Network with Steph Is This You? Work With Stephanie « Announcing.The Paper Tiger Online!

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Conquering The Open Loops Of Productivity

Productivity Bits

Part III – Tools. Part III – Tools. This is the reason why we need a dependable tool that will keep our sanity and productivity system glued together. We will take a quick look at some productivity tools that could help us push our productivity objectives to the next level. But before we go do that, let us take into consideration few factors that will influence our decision in choosing the right tool. Read my quick review of this tool here.

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Online Mindmapping Tools and Collaborative Whiteboards Review

BioTeams

Tags: Online Collaboration Tools

FollowUp.cc > Very Cool Email Reminder Tool

Denise Aday

Here’s a handy email reminder tool I’ve been trying out since last week: Followup.cc (Thank you, WebWorkerDaily.). Whenever you have an email containing an action item for later – whether a reply or some other type follow-up – you can forward it to [VALUE]@followup.cc. You’ll receive a reminder email at the designated day and/or time. If you’ve left the subject line intact, the reminder will attach to the same email thread.

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20 Online Tools To Help Increase Productivity

Small Business CEO

With the ever increasing amount of online tools available to entrepreneurs, efficiency is so much easier to achieve. So if your small business is in the market for a new online tool to increase your productivity, we’ve got the perfect list for you to browse through. TJ McCue, contributor to Small Business Trends, has gathered a list of 20 online project management tools to give you the upper hand. Wouldn’t we all just love getting more done in less time?

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Getting Things Done With StickySorter

Productivity Bits

The organization system that is successfully working for me may not necessarily work for you. [ Get the fast facts that make learning Office 2010 plain and simple: Microsoft® Office 2010 Plain & Simple ]. If you are thinking about Sticky Notes right now, you are dead on. [ Get the fast facts that make learning Office 2010 plain and simple: Microsoft® Office 2010 Plain & Simple ]. The Disadvantages of the Preferred Tool. The Alternative Tool.

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21 Excellent Tips For an Amazing & Productive New Year

Dumb Little Man

There are tips, tools and advice to help you have a better year ahead. So, improve your time management skills and get started with one of these time management tools. Check out these online shopping tools to help you shop smarter. Learn Mind Mapping Get started with mind mapping with one of these feature-rich tools. Use one of these amazing tools to manage passwords. He edits Guiding Tech , a blog that publishes useful guides, tutorials and tools.

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How to Be Proactive at Work: My 5 Step System

Eat Your Career

They don’t wait for someone to hand them an instruction manual and a box of tools; they’re resourceful. Let’s take a few minutes to look critically at your actions in the workplace. Do you react to the events happening around you or do you take initiative to prepare for, participate in and/or control the events? Do you take an active or passive role? Do you think in terms of the present or do you look to the future, anticipating outcomes and preparing for the consequences?

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How To Effectively Manage Your To-Do List

Productivity Bits

There are two things that you can do to make your to-do list an effective tool of productivity: Contextualize and bundle the tasks into Projects. The context, according to the GTD system simply gives you the idea of “ what could you possibly do, where you are, with the tools you have “; and a project is “ any desired result that requires more than one action step.&# Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link].

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How To Effectively Manage Your Priorities – Part II

Productivity Bits

Knowing the right tools to use and the amount of resources needed beforehand can mitigate your job by a large percentage. The traditional ToDo List or Next Action List may not be the suitable tool to use with our Concern Based Prioritizing Method. Hipster PDA is a popular GTD tool hack. I just love how 43Folders.com describe this simple tool: “It scales brilliantly, degrades gracefully, supports optional categories and “beaming,” and is con?gurable

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Personal Organizer

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Personal Organizer Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on June 16, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. 5 Advantages of a To-Do List One of the fundamental personal-organizer tools is the list of things you need to get done daily. There are 5 key advantages to maintaining a to-do list: 1) A to-do list doesn’t forget Your brain is not the most efficient memory tool and will only trust systems that it knows works.

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Want a Paper Planner for 2010? Check out these Great Reviews by.

Productive & Organized

» Want a Paper Planner for 2010? Check out these Great Reviews by @JanetBarclay Janet Barclay of Your Organizing Business wrote a great post a few days ago that recapped how she is choosing her planner for 2010.  in Decision Making , Goal Setting , Planning , Time, Productivity & To-Dos | Permalink Reblog (0) | TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Want a Paper Planner for 2010?

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