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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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. I have gone through some amazing transformations in the past two years and can happily say that I'm rolling into 2011 with excitement for life and raring to go! 

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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. Related posts: Tools That Work For The Solopreneur Life: OneRiot.com. 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. But one thing unites them: a great desire and a boundless energy to serve solopreneurs.

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Mechanic’s Tool Guide

Ian's Messy Desk

HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouija board principle. HAMMER: Originally employed as a weapon of war, the hammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod to locate expensive parts not far from the object we are trying to hit. MECHANIC’S KNIFE: Used to open and slice through the contents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door; works particularly well on boxes containing seats and motorcycle jackets.

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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.    This is much faster than their 2011 overall advertising growth forecast of 5%.  billion in 2011.

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Top 5 Remote Working Tools

Office Organization Success

So today I’d like to share with you my top five remote working tools that allow me to get out of my office but still have access to all my “stuff” as though I’m sat in my office. When I go away I forward all my emails on to my Gmail account; and I have found this neat tool that syncs my Outlook calendar with my Gmail calendar so that I always have up-to-date access to my schedule. c) 2011 Tracey Lawton.

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Top 13 Tools For Efficiently Running Your Online Business

Dumb Little Man

Running an online business efficiently--and productively--requires the use of various tools and apps that can help you properly communicate with your employees, collaborate easily on multiple projects and hence compensate for the lack of everyday face-to-face interaction that happens in a real world office. Following are ten tools that every web based business owner should consider for greater efficiency and productivity.

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Top 10 Productivity Tools For Chromebook

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. 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 ToolsVisit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r.

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Looking Forward in 2011

Laughing all the Way to Work

It is a useful tool and the Chair and your team will be very appreciative that you have captured these items and have taken the guess work out of what needs to be on the agenda. 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.

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12 Business Productivity Tools They Can Not Live Without.

Productive & Organized

Work With Stephanie « Link Lineup: Time Management, Org Tools, Focus Concentration and Top Mobil Phone Apps | Main | Are you Time-challenged Tim or Non-productive Nancy? » 12 Business Productivity Tools They Can Not Live Without! The most successful business owners and professionals effectively use tools to manage their time, space and information.    Today you will learn about 12 business productivity tools that they can't live without.

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Using The BlackBerry myTasks App As GTD Capture Tool

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. I have now fully adopted my BlackBerry as my primary GTD Tool. The BlackBerry World App myTasks’ page describes the tool like this: myTasks allows you to sort your tasks into projects. Let me just walk you through the simple process of capturing your tasks in the myTasks – a BlackBerry GTD Tool App. MyTasks is a solid GTD tool. This is really a cool GTD tool! BlackBerry myTasks App GTD Tool In Action.

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My Top 3 BlackBerry Productivity Tools

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. The built-in applications on the phone are enough to cover my basic need for productivity tools. But the Tasks app is a bare bone task management tool that lists your tasks according to sort order. I want that tool to be convenient and always available within reach even when the internet is down. What tools do you have on your phone and how do you use them? Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal.

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Mariner Promo Code – January 2011

Brilliantly Better

Remember, 30% off of ANY Mariner software, All you have to do is to go to their eStore and use this promo code, valid for all January 2011: moon. Dragos Roua for Dragos Roua - Brilliantly Better , 2011. Apple & Mac OS X Business Digital Tools Mac GourmetDeLuxe mac journal mariner promo codeTweet Well folks, just when I thought I will put an end to this 2 years long promotion , something happened.

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4 Useful Twitter Automation Tools and How to Use Them

Office Organization Success

I stumbled upon this great blog post recently – 4 Useful Twitter Automation Tools and How to Use Them - all about how you can use some of those great Twitter automation tools out there and the step-by-step on how to use them. My favorite tool was Tweet Old Post which is a WordPress plugin and will retweet your older blog posts – you set it up to post however often you want.

Mariner Promo Code – March 2011

Brilliantly Better

For example, the promo code for the current month (March 2011) is. Dragos Roua for Dragos Roua - Brilliantly Better , 2011. Apple & Mac OS X Digital Tools Productivity & Effectiveness mariner ptomo codeTweet It’s been so much time since I started this promotion, that I sometimes ask myself how it’s still going on. How this thing may still be alive after more than two years? Oh, you don’t know what I’m talking about?

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Session 7 - Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011

Office Dynamics

I’m going to give you four tools to help you succeed,” he told the conference participants. 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 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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Mariner Promo Code – February 2011

Brilliantly Better

Remember, 30% off of ANY Mariner software, All you have to do is to go to their eStore and use this promo code, valid for all February 2011: jupiter. Dragos Roua for Dragos Roua - Brilliantly Better , 2011. Apple & Mac OS X Digital Tools mariner promo codeTweet Last month I wrote a post about the longest promotion on the Internet , one that lasted more than 2 years.

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Mariner Promo Code – April 2011

Brilliantly Better

It’s for real and it’s a very useful thing: I’m going to give you the mariner promo code for April 2011. Dragos Roua for Dragos Roua - Brilliantly Better , 2011. Apple & Mac OS X Business Digital Tools Money & Wealth mariner promo codeTweet No, it’s not an April fool. This promo code, which is exclusive to readers of DragosRoua.com will entitle you to an instant 30% discount to any software you get from Mariner Software.

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Online-Marketing Tools: What Has Worked for Me and What Hasn’t

The Solopreneur Life

I had coffee last week with a longtime friend, and he asked me which online marketing tools have worked (and which haven’t) in building The Solopreneur Life over the past year. It’s a good question, and below is a high-level view of how I rank the return on investment for the tools I’ve used. The Solopreneur Life is no exception; all the other marketing tools flow from the strength of the Web site. Twitter is my best tool for initiating connections.

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Is Twitter Losing Its Power As a Tool For Solo Businesses?

The Solopreneur Life

And perhaps the changes that Twitter announced last week will make Twitter the valuable relationship-building tool that it once was for solo businesses. Tools That Work for The Solopreneur Life: Share and Follow. L ast week I visited with a colleague who has used Twitter smartly and effectively for her small business for a couple years. Prior to our conversation, I decided to ask if she’s sensing a decline in the return on her investment with Twitter.

22 Great Tools To Use When Building Your Web Site

The Solopreneur Life

Here are the tools I used. I am an affiliate for a couple of these tools, and I note which ones they are. For helping determine the color for the header, I used a little tool that I rely on a lot and that saves me a lot of time: Color-hex.com, which gives information about colors, including RGB, HSL, HSV, and CMYK). Finally, I used nine tools that you’re probably very acquainted with: • Feedburner for the RSS feed, • Google AdSense for the display ads, and.

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Mariner Promo Code – May 2011

Brilliantly Better

Dragos Roua for Dragos Roua - Brilliantly Better , 2011. Apple & Mac OS X Digital Tools Productivity & Effectiveness mariner promo codeTweet If you’re like the vast majority of people, perhaps you’re celebrating Labor Day right now. By resting, that is, not by working, like other people. I won’t give names, but you know who they are.

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Mariner Promo Code – June 2011

Brilliantly Better

Dragos Roua for Dragos Roua - Brilliantly Better , 2011. Apple & Mac OS X Digital Tools mariner promo codeTweet As always, on each 1st of each month, I’m here like clockwork to give you your monthly dose of Apple apps awesomeness. In other words, it’s time for our regular Mariner Promo Code post. If you don’t know what this is, you either read this blog for the first time, either lived on planet Mars in the last 2 years.

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WPSumo Promo Code – July 2011 Edition

Brilliantly Better

Dragos Roua for Dragos Roua - Brilliantly Better , 2011. Blogging Digital Tools Productivity & Effectiveness premium framework Wordpress wpsumoI know many of you were waiting for the usual Mariner Promo Code fiesta here, but alas, all good things come to an end. The Mariner promotion, allegedly one of the longest promotions on the internet, with more than 2 and a half years running, is currently on hold.

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Productivity Nuggets Of The Week (April 02, 2011)

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. TeuxDeux: Minimalistic Productivity - Here’s another simple tool to get things done. This tool is meant to address the minimalistic productivity setup. If you’re looking for a tool that you can use to manage your complex processes, this might not be the right tool. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r.

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Session 5 - Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011

Office Dynamics

Criticism is a valuable tool if we know how to receive it.”. 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.

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WPSumo Promo Code – August 2011 Edition

Brilliantly Better

Dragos Roua for Dragos Roua - Brilliantly Better , 2011. Blogging Business Digital Tools developer license promo code Wordpress wordpress framework wpsumoIt’s that time of the month again, namely the time when we’re adding the promo code for WPSumo. If you don’t know what WPSumo is, well, then it’s time to find out that WPSumo is a great WordPress framework, with a ridiculously high amount of features.

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6 Tools to Help You Manage Large Projects with Local & Virtual.

Productive & Organized

Work With Stephanie « Listen to Stephanie on Solace Wealth Management on Blog Talk Radio | Main | My first Twitterview with @marciahoeck - Decisive Productive Action Taken » 6 Tools to Help You Manage Large Projects with Local & Virtual Teams I created this super secret (he he - not so secret now) group on Facebook of productivity and organization consultants and it has been a great source of networking for us.  Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

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Contest Announcement: MyMind Mind Mapping Tool

Simple Productivity Blog

The contest ends at 10:00 PM EDT on 13 Feb 2011. The makers of MyMind have generously offered 11 free licenses of their software to the readers of Simple Productivity Blog. There are three ways to enter: Leave a comment on the review page. Post a blog article linking back to the review page and emailing me the link at contest (AT) simpleproductivityblog (DOT) com [Sorry for this, but I'm having problems with pingbacks and trackbacks at the moment; working on it with WordPress].

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Simple Tool for Organizing All of Your Travel Information

Productive & Organized

Here are some tips that Smead offered on how you might use this tool: In the early stages of planning you can gather materials in broad categories like: hotels, places of interest, restaurants, and airfare/transportation. You don't have to be going to far off destinations to use this tool either.    I could see it as a great organizing tool for Realtors -- one for each house. 

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2011 Survey Results: Solopreneurs Are Optimistic About 2012, Despite Challenges

The Solopreneur Life

Those are among the findings in The Second-Annual Solopreneur Life 2011 End-of-Year Survey. Nearly 70 percent of those surveyed said they took $40,000 or less out of their businesses in salary and profit in 2011. More than half of solopreneurs said their quality of life improved in 2011. In the 2011 survey, 67.5 In the 2011 survey, 15.6 In the 2011 survey, 84.4 In the 2011 survey, 72.8 In the 2011 survey, 89.6 In the 2011 survey, 69.4

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Adobe Acrobat: Advanced Tools Webinar on 11/30/11

Office Dynamics

Adobe Acrobat: Advanced Tools. In just one hour, Adobe Acrobat: Advanced Tools will take you to the next level and unlock all the powers of Acrobat. 30 for this 75-minute webinar in our Office Technology Series, Adobe Acrobat: Advanced Tools , with Judith Golden, desktop publishing pioneer and media and marketing specialist. When you learn how to use the advanced power tools of Acrobat, you’ll reap the benefits of being able to: Be more efficient.

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MyMind: An iPod/iPhone MindMapping Tool

Simple Productivity Blog

Here is a look at one of my maps, straight from my iPod: MyMind also exports to and from an open source mind map tool called FreeMind. Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. I like brainstorming. I like being able to loosen the gates on my ideas, give them a good shake, and see what comes out. That being said, I have never liked mind mapping. My thoughts don’t come out in ways that lend themselves to diagrams on paper.

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Service Providers - Consider this Tool for Accurate Time Tracking and Client Billing

Productive & Organized

  Today, I've asked Rachel Minihan to tell us a bit more about the tool that she uses and loves in her business. ~~~~~~.   Or, you’ve long since moved on to making dinner and discover that your time tracking tool is still ticking away: you have no idea when you stopped the project.   I started by writing down exactly what I needed the tool to be able to do.    My ideal tool must: Allow tasks to be shared.

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Link Lineup: Time Management, Org Tools, Focus Concentration and.

Productive & Organized

Work With Stephanie « Monday Motivation - Michael Jordan on Failure | Main | 12 Business Productivity Tools They Can Not Live Without! » Link Lineup: Time Management, Org Tools, Focus Concentration and Top Mobil Phone Apps February is Time Management Month, so today I'll share some great articles to help you make the most of the time you have.    This is a quick scan article that highlights a short list of highly productive smart phone tools

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10 Tools to Help You Track Your Money

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. You are presented in this post some useful money tools that you can use to your advantage. Thankfully there are some convenient and easy to use tools to keep you on top of where your money is and how it is being spent, and when. Although you may assume that managing your money is a tedious task best left to someone else, the reality is that with the new crop of online tools and apps, managing your money has never been easier.

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Listen Live to Stephanie on Solace Wealth Management on Jan 28.

Productive & Organized

Work With Stephanie « Productivity and Organization Link Lineup | Main | 6 Tools to Help You Manage Large Projects with Local & Virtual Teams » Listen to Stephanie on Solace Wealth Management on Blog Talk Radio Listen live to Stephanie answer questions about productivity & organization on the Solace Wealth Management show.  What: Blog Talk Radio When: January 28, 2011 10am CST Add to your calenar now! Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

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Fabulous Drop Zone / Grab & Go Zone Tools for Your Office or Home

Productive & Organized

Tools for Your Grab & Go Zone.   This item also has a number of office tools that match for a coordinated look. When I attend a meeting and someone shows up late, I have a tendency to ask them (later of course) what caused their delay.    Over 85% of the time they are late because they could not find their keys or their phone. The search for critical items often causes stress and irritation for you and for everyone else that you might be holding up.

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Listen Live 01/11 as Stephanie Talks About #Organizing Myths on.

Productive & Organized

Work With Stephanie « Listen Live to Stephanie on Edge of Change - Interview with the Experts #Productivity #Organization | Main | My Theme for 2011: Decisive Productive Action » Listen Stephanie Talks About #Organizing Myths on the Active Christian Media Show You are invited! When: January 11, 2011 8:00 pm CST How: Listen on-line (via link above or dial in to (714) 202-9923 Add to your calendar now! Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

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Have a Hard Time Reading Your File Labels? Try This Tool.

Productive & Organized

Today I'm sharing a super quick tip about a filing tool that you may like.   PS - Do you have a great powerhouse productivity tool that you want to know more about in an interview (or own the company for one)?     It is called the Super Tab by SMEAD. Last week, SMEAD sent me a sample so that I could take a look at it and share my thoughts.

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Organisemee – Task Management With A Collaborative Touch

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. The good news is: There are techniques and tools out there that can help you handle your tasks and get them done on time. Therefore, lists are a good planning tool, too. There are techniques and tools out there that can help you handle your tasks and get them done in time. But even the best tool can only support you so much – you still need to adopt procedures and get insights how to improve on them.

Link Lineup: Small Business Tools, Time and Todos, Productive Marketing and More!

Productive & Organized

  Today, you can see content on: Small Business Tools. Small Business Tools 101 Small Business Web Applications You Must Check Out - [link] -- Small Business Trends has made an outstanding list of web applications that you should check out!    Read the comments too for some great tools. Every other Wednesday, I share links to a number of different blogs and sites.  Time and To-Dos. Productive Marketing. Data Backup.

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How to Use Evernote: 22 Ways

Ian's Messy Desk

This feature comes with a full range of tools for you to use. You can pick a pen, a pencil, or if you make a mistake you can pick the cutter tool to remove your error. Productivity Tools accounting accounting information basic accounting Blog business cards captured cars accident computing Evernote get organized how to use iPhone license plates Notetaking notetaking software Paperless office Password registered user sticky notes twitter world wide webImage via Wikipedia.

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