Top 5 Ways of Being More Efficient in Business

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Use a specific business calendar to keep a reminder of your schedule. Don’t purchase containers to store more documents and files – throw away as much of your old stuff as possible instead. Be ruthless with your filing. Use WinWeb ’s Online Calendar and Online Document Store to cut down on physical waste. » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Monday, May 17th, 2010 at 7:00 am and is filed under Business Checklists.

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5 Best Tax Practices for the Worried Virtual Assistant

Virtual Moxie

But I made the decision alone, without reaching out to anyone smarter about business finances than I was, because I was ashamed that I didn’t know the answers and couldn’t understand the information I was finding on my own. Put that on your calendar and do it with great glee.

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So do assistants think the role has diversified?

Practically Perfect PA

Event Management, Project Management, Human Resources and Finance have become a big part of my job. In the past I’d be answering phones, taking memos and maintaining files – nowadays you are an extension of your Executive. ” “When I first started as an EA, I was answering phones, filing, and typing memos. I find that now I am involved in finance, creating presentations, gathering information, assisting with Human Resources.

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Which tasks should assistants manage?

Practically Perfect PA

There are so many ways we can help them with this from managing their calendar effectively, minimising interruptions and generally keeping them on track. Deciding which documents their executive should read (assistants should schedule time in the Executive’s diary for catching up on paperwork / reading etc), forwarding documents to other members of staff as appropriate or filing information for a later date.

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Honestly, what are the pros and cons of the role?

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The possibility of working at any type of company (industry, finance, etc). Calendar management – I find it boring. Filing. I have been planning to write a blog post around the pros and cons of the role for a while. I wanted to be totally honest but I thought well I can only really base the pros and cons of the role on my perspective and what I have experienced over the years and although I can share plenty of examples I might be limiting the picture somewhat.

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Start the New Year off with a New Focus on Your Personal Affairs.

Stephanie LH Calahan

  Here are a few tips to get started: Set up a filing system to store and manage your paperwork Your paperwork likely consists of three types of paper:  1) stuff you need to take action on 2) stuff you are saving for reference and 3) stuff that you should have tossed a long time ago, but haven't.    Also, when you come across papers that are date driven, make sure to add an entry to your calendar/planner to remind you to do things. 

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Best Business Technology for Small Businesses & Their Owners (28 ideas from them to you!)

Stephanie LH Calahan

You can easily track personal and business finances, quickly see the profit/loss of the business, create invoices, review financial reports, import data AND easily transfer information to Turbo Tax (another program I'd recommend!) OneNote: My Filing Cabinet In The Clouds. create notebooks and files just like I would with paper, but now it is all organized on my computer. I plug directly into my MacBookPro and use Audacity or Garage Band to edit the file.

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Can A Great Security Plan Improve Your Productivity?


There are some fantastic apps available such as YNAB (You Need a Budget) to keep track of finances. Similarly, if you are a person that uses a calendar to manage your time, make sure to make your security tasks regular calendar items. A service such as Carbonite is very helpful for both safely storing and managing files. For example, password-protecting certain files and documents can make all the difference. This is a guest post by Cassie Phillips.

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The tricky world of expenses

Practically Perfect PA

You have to decipher all of this by looking at the date on the receipt and in their calendar and try to work out what they were doing… Sounds familiar? If it is difficult for you to argue the case with your manager ask the finance team to investigate it and go back to your boss directly. Filed under: Expenses , Tasks.

Group Similar Tasks Together for Awesome #TimeManagement

Stephanie LH Calahan

  You may have categories like, phone calls, finances, networking, paper work, or creative activities. Try This Instead Favorite Planning/Calendar Tool - Readers Speak Out You Can Make a Difference in YOUR Productivity in 7 Minutes! Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Archive Network with Steph Is This You?

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Work Frustrations and Meaningful Work

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

Surely, as executive assistants we may feel this way when we have to do all the boring stuff - filing, expenses, travel, calendaring, and phones. I graciously accepted and found out it was her random act of kindness for the day and her inspiration was from a finance course she took. My last post was about what I was devouring in books, music, and film. Meaningful and fulfilling interactions in life are what make us happy and sustain us.

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10 minute power meeting technique. | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Look at you calendar and write next to each meeting how long it should take and stick too it. » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2007 at 3:09 pm and is filed under Entrepreneur , Freelancer , SOHO/SMB/SME/Micro , Self-employed , Small Business / SOHO , Sole-Trader , manage your time. E-Mail me or follow me. Outsourcing Options For Small Business Focus on your business, timeshare professionals. Starting a Small Business?

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How To Make This Recession Work For Your Small Home Business.

The Small Business Blog

« Small Business World News Round-up – 2009/11/17 WinWeb Launches WinWeb TV – Free Small & Home Business Videos » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 at 6:08 pm and is filed under plan cash-flow. To orchestrate this approach, you have to have a carefully monitored calendar to get your timings right. E-Mail me or follow me. Small Business Bootstrapping How to start your own small business with no or little money.

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Work-Life Balance 2.0 and Small Business | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

» « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007 at 9:09 pm and is filed under Work/Life Balance. The good news is that hosted network technology allows for complete flexibility in working, by giving organisations and their staff full and instant access to all their company data, email, calendar and contacts from any computer in the world, without the need for Virtual Private Networks to be set up. E-Mail me or follow me. Build your own network!

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SME / SMB Have Become Obsolete Acronyms | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

PreEntrepreneur – IntraPreneur – Entrepreneur » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2006 at 4:44 pm and is filed under Office - IT , SME-Blog , Software as a Service , Start-Up , Virtual Assistants , WinWeb. E-Mail me or follow me. Small Business Bootstrapping How to start your own small business with no or little money. Benefits of Online Software for Small Business. Concentrate on your business, not your office.

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Apple – a customer support nightmare! | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

I used the migration assistant to move all files across to my new computer and at first all seemed fine. You guessed it, as soon as I had done that my new computer started having problems, no calendar or address book data anymore,then my email started going and so on – I rebooted and that was that – I could no longer log in. » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 7th, 2007 at 11:00 am and is filed under Comments , Office - IT.

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