World Water Day 2011

Eco-Office Gals

Today, March 22, 2011 is World Water Day: The objective of World Water Day 2011 is to focus international attention on the impact of rapid urban population growth, industrialization and uncertainties caused by climate change, conflicts and natural disasters on urban water systems.

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Happy Easter 2011

Eco-Office Gals

Post from: Eco-Office Gals Happy Easter 2011. Hope Everyone had a wonderful Easter filled with family, friends, tradition and peace! Love to all from our family to yours! Family

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StudioPress Thanksgiving Sale 2011

Eco-Office Gals

This deal ends promptly at 7:00 pm Pacific time on Monday, November 28, 2011. Post from: Eco-Office Gals StudioPress Thanksgiving Sale 2011. Anyone that has worked with Eco-Office Gals know I’ve become a StudioPress junkie.

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3 Amazing Eco Cars for 2011

Eco-Office Gals

With the Prius+, Toyota again shows it leads the way in the burgeoning Eco Car market a new Prius + will set you back a starting price of $26k (compared to a used Toyota for sale , the original Prius 2011 model around $15k.). Post from: Eco-Office Gals 3 Amazing Eco Cars for 2011.

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3rd Annual GMW Earth Day Giveaway 2011

Eco-Office Gals

Welcome all our Earth Day Giveaway Sponsors for 2011 and their generous donations to Green Your World (I will be adding to the list as sponsors come in!): Post from: Eco-Office Gals 3rd Annual GMW Earth Day Giveaway 2011. Let’s get this party started!

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The Solopreneur Life Heroes for 2011

The Solopreneur Life

I am happy to present The Solopreneur Life Heroes for 2011. Related posts: Coming Thursday: The Solopreneur Life Heroes 2011. The purpose of Heroes is threefold: • To recognize the efforts that these people have made in helping solopreneurs flourish. •

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Picnic for the Planet 2011

Eco-Office Gals

Join The Nature Conservancy in their 2011 Earth Day campaign, called Picnic for the Planet.They ‘re asking people to celebrate the planet by rounding up some friends and taking the planet out to lunch. Post from: Eco-Office Gals Picnic for the Planet 2011.

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10 Apps for the Entrepreneur 2011

Eco-Office Gals

Post from: Eco-Office Gals 10 Apps for the Entrepreneur 2011. An entrepreneur is constantly on the go and needs applications on their iPhone that not only keeps up with a busy schedule, but which also helps their business in some way.

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Earth Day 2011 Green Tips & Additional Entries

Eco-Office Gals

RT @ ecologicbrands Earth Day Giveaway 2011 Win one year of #7thGeneration Detergent – and more! Post from: Eco-Office Gals Earth Day 2011 Green Tips & Additional Entries. The internet is a buzz with Earth Day Happenings including the Green My World Earth Day Giveaway !

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My Theme for 2011: Decisive Productive Action - Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized

5 Steps to Meal Planning Success » My Theme for 2011: Decisive Productive Action Do you have a theme for 2011?    2011 = DECISIVE PRODUCTIVE ACTION     Your Thoughts Are The Catalist “Watch your thoughts, for they become words.

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Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2011

Small Business Labs

Continuing our annual tradition, below is our Top 10 Small Business Trends list for 2011.    We're optimistic the economy will continue to improve in 2011 and economic growth will be more widespread.    In 2011 small businesses will see stronger demand and better business conditions, resulting in the small business economy emerging from the Great Recession. 

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2011 Black Friday: Half Off Green Hosting!

Eco-Office Gals

On Friday, November 25 th , 2011 HostGator will run this awesome sale on their wind-powered hosting! Post from: Eco-Office Gals 2011 Black Friday: Half Off Green Hosting! 50% OFF everything! HostGator is offering: 50% OFF on ALL hosting services.

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Online Marketing Trends for 2011

Small Business Labs

  I found two articles covering online marketing trends for 2011 to be quite interesting: 1.    Entrepreneur's 10 Trends for Online Marketers in 2011   not only covers trends, but provides advice on whether or not small businesses should be invest early in these trends or wait until they more mature.  We read a lot of trends articles at Smallbizlabs. 

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Trip To Switzerland – January 2011

Brilliantly Better

Lake Leman on January 1st 2011. Dragos Roua for Dragos Roua - Brilliantly Better , 2011. Post tags: 2011 , geneva , switzerland , travel. Travel & Fun 2011 geneva switzerland travel

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Survey: Solopreneurs Optimistic About 2011

The Solopreneur Life

S olopreneurs are extremely optimistic about 2011, even as they struggle with cash flow, time management, marketing, and other aspects of running their businesses. Solopreneur optimism for 2011 is remarkable: 49.6% What are your revenue expectations for 2011, compared to 2010? What online marketing tools are you planning to use more in 2011, compared to 2010? What offline marketing tools are you planning to use more in 2011, compared to 2010? •

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Most Common Writing Error of 2011

Business Writing

Although today is only November 15, I can already tell you the most common error in people's business writing this year. It is the use of this word: memo's When people sign up for my writing courses, I ask them, Grammar and Usage Punctuation Pointers

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Top 10 Emerging Technologies 2011

Small Business Labs

Each year MIT's Technology Review chooses 10 emerging technologies they think will have the greatest impact on the world.    This year's top 10 are: Social Indexing. Smart Transformers. Gestural Interfaces. Cancer Genomics. Solid State Batteries. Homomorphic Encryption. Cloud Streaming. Crash Proof Code. Separating Chromosomes. Synthetic Cells. IT and biology dominate the list, which is no surprise. 

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Coming Thursday: The Solopreneur Life Heroes 2011

The Solopreneur Life

C oming Thursday here at TheSolopreneurLife.com: The Solopreneur Life Heroes 2011. You Know You’re a Solopreneur When… Solopreneur Survey: More Outside Vendors Will Be Hired in 2011 It’s a list that includes people of all kinds, some of them well-known and some not.

2011 163

Happy New Year 2011

Eco-Office Gals

Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe 2011! Post from: Eco-Office Gals Happy New Year 2011. May you achieve the goal you set for yourself, your family and your business. Random Green

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7 Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly at Home 2011

Eco-Office Gals

Post from: Eco-Office Gals 7 Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly at Home 2011. As the shift to a greater ecological consciousness continues out of the necessity of long term survival, you might be wondering just what it is that you can do to help out the effort.

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Local Online Advertising to Increase 18% in 2011

Small Business Labs

Main | Despite Recession, Private Tutoring Booms » August 25, 2010 Local Online Advertising to Increase 18% in 2011 Borrell Associates is forecasting a solid increase of 14% in online advertising in 2011.  billion in 2011.

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The 2011 Purge Has Begun

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. I was walking down my stairs at home the other evening and I realized how much “stuff&# we had aquired since we moved from the condominium to the house eight years ago. Granted, the house has three times the space of the condo, and we had to fill several rooms with new furniture. And a bigger house does, to a certain extent, require more things for maintenance, like a full-sized vacuum instead of a hand-held.

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Merry Christmas 2011

Eco-Office Gals

May you be surrounded by those you love and may all your dreams and wishes come true in 2011. Post from: Eco-Office Gals Merry Christmas 2011. As another year comes to a close, I want to take a moment to thank all of you and wish you a Very Merry Christmas. May it be safe & happy.

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Solopreneur Survey: More Outside Vendors Will Be Hired in 2011

The Solopreneur Life

Compared to 2010, solopreneurs expect to use more outside vendors in 2011 in nearly every service category. The second question was: “In 2011, for which of these functions do you expect to hire an outside vendor to help you?&#. in 2011).

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REAL TALK Conference Call February 2011

Loosely Speaking

Liste n in on our first AZVAs REAL TALK conversation, between Jolaine Jackson, On the Spot Resources, Tara Fort, Versatility Business Services and myself, Katie Baird, of Loose Ends. It’s like attending a Virtual Assistant Connection, over the phone.

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Welcome 2011!

Tips From T. Marie

Related Posts: No Related Posts. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on del.icio.us. Digg this! Share this on Facebook. Post on Google Buzz. Share this on LinkedIn. Stumble upon something good? Share it on StumbleUpon. Share this on Technorati. Tweet This! Contests & Special Offers

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Free Coaching Call: August 2011

Eat Your Career

In case you missed it, I held my free monthly coaching call earlier today. You can listen to the recorded version using the audio player below. If you’d like to participate in next month’s call, please register and submit a question by visiting this page. Download MP3 Here. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on del.icio.us. Digg this! Share this on Facebook. Post on Google Buzz. Share this on LinkedIn. Email this to a friend? Post this to MySpace. Share this on Reddit.

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Looking Forward in 2011

Laughing all the Way to Work

Happy New Year everyone! The new year is a good time to bring up the Look-Forward Agenda. One of the challenges the recording secretary will have is to make sure they don't miss items that need to be dealt with at each meeting. The Look-Forward Agenda is very helpful for this. It is basically a list of items that are regularly dealt with throughout the year and provides a timetable of when these items need to be added to the agenda.

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The 2011 Small Business CRM Leaders

Small Business Labs

  Key quote on SugarCRM: "Extending its winning streak to four years, SugarCRM swept 2011’s open-source category, scoring the highest marks in almost every metric. For the 10th year in a row, CRM Magazine has released their annual list of the top customer relationship management (CRM) software vendors and products.    CRM Magazine has 3 ratings categories - enterprise, mid-market and small business - and the top firms vary by category with one exception. 

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2011 - The Year of Mobile Payments

Small Business Labs

But what is clear is the growth of smartphones and tablets - coupled with the maturation of mobile payments technology - means 2011 is becoming the year of mobile payments.  There is so much going on in the mobile payments space it's getting very hard to keep up, much less figure out what to do.    Fortunately, there are several excellent, recent articles with good summaries of the mobile payments space. 

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Free Coaching Call: September 2011

Eat Your Career

In case you missed it, I held my free monthly coaching call last week. You can listen to the recorded version using the audio player below. If you’d like to participate in next month’s call, please register and submit a question by visiting this page. Download MP3. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on del.icio.us. Digg this! Share this on Facebook. Post on Google Buzz. Share this on LinkedIn. Email this to a friend? Post this to MySpace. Share this on Reddit. Tweet This!

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Free Coaching Call: July 2011

Eat Your Career

In case you missed it, I held my free monthly coaching call yesterday. You can listen to the recorded version using the audio player below. If you’d like to participate in next month’s call, please register and submit a question by visiting this page. Download MP3 Here. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Share this on del.icio.us. Digg this! Share this on Facebook. Post on Google Buzz. Share this on LinkedIn. Email this to a friend? Post this to MySpace. Share this on Reddit.

2011 116

6 Retail Trends to Watch in 2011

Small Business Labs

Entrepreneur's Daily Dose blog has a list of 6 retail trends for 2011.    The trends are: Global Retailing. Going Green. Going Mobile. Local Relevance. Social Networking. Shrinking Assortments. That both global and local made the list caught my eye.    It seems a bit of a paradox, but I agree that retailing - and business in general - is increasingly global and local. 

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A Quick Guide To My Advertisers – September 2011

Simple Productivity Blog

Many of you know that I offer space for sale for advertisers to offer services. I only accept advertisements from organizations selling products that might be useful to you as readers of the blog, or for things I have used and loved.

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Session 6 - Thursday, Sept 29, 2011

Office Dynamics

Stir Up the Profession: Trailblazing the Path Forward. Tonya Roth). Tonya gave a heart-warming presentation about how everyone should be included, everyone should be valued. Everyone should work at their peak performance.

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Trends 2011 Social Shopping Leads the Way

Make or Break Moments

The trends for 2011 have been selected and social shopping comes right after Baby Boomers and Travel. Connecting Moments social media Entrepreneur magazine John Lennon's last interview Social Shopping Trends for 2011look forward to the each new Entrepreneur Magazine edition when it hits my mail box and this month is no exception. Why would a blog about building customer relationships care about social shopping? It is the word SOCIAL [.].

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World Class Assistants October 2011

Office Dynamics

We had the pleasure of hosting our World Class Assistant Part 1 program this week and we met 22 wonderfully world class assistants! Here's a snapshot of this bright crew

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Minute taking webinar on November 16, 2011

Laughing all the Way to Work

Sorry for the delay in getting the correct link to you with details about this webinar , but I have it now and you will find it on the side bar on the right. effective meeting minutes professional assistant minute taking webinar Administrative Assistant

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Session 7 - Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011

Office Dynamics

Creating – Your Path for Personal Excellence. Dan Lier, America’s Coach). Dan Lier fairly leapt onto the stage, full of energy, vitality, humor and wisdom. “I’m I’m going to give you four tools to help you succeed,” he told the conference participants. 1) Change Your Beliefs and Change Your Life. A belief is a feeling of certainty. Dan shared a true story about Roger Bannister, a runner who broke the 4 minute mile in 1954, when it was believed humans could not run that fast.

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2011 in review

Practically Perfect PA

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. This blog was viewed about 5,000 times in 2011. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the complete report. Filed under: Uncategorized

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Session 5 - Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011

Office Dynamics

Growth and Success: Positive Career Breakthroughs and Personal Triumphs. Michelle Vanhoy and Kerri Rhue). Kerri and Michelle took the stage in sunglasses, saying they had wanted to change the culture of their company through administrative training! They told us that our journey and our experiences refresh us. They are inspirational and by them, we would be transformed. They created Novant Administrative Training Series (NATS) featuring Office Dynamics’ Star Achievement training series.

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Session 4 - Wednesday, Sept 28, 2011

Office Dynamics

STRATEGIC : Assessing What is Vital and Taking Action. Joanne Linden & Linda McFarland). For lunch, we’d left the gorgeous Pavilion Ballroom; taking an easy, short walk to Tbones restaurant for a great buffet. The food at Red Rock is delectably delicious! We attendees all got busy networking, exchanging business cards, talking and laughing as we chatted easily over lunch. The restaurant features tall sweeping glass “flames” that reach up to the tall ceiling at its entrance.

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Session 2 - Wednesday, Sept 28, 2011

Office Dynamics

ENGAGED: Pursuing and Doing Work with Passion (Nedra Bailey). Nedra had the house pumped up and rocking as she took the stage with a few moments of rap music that shifted into Aretha’s “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” which was such a wonderful way to demonstrate working with passion and being engaged. Nedra asked the audience: “Are you an engaged administrative professional? How do you know you are engaged?”

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