Six Ways Brexit Could Affect Global Finances

Dumb Little Man

Although the direction Brexit is taking is still uncertain, there is no denying that it is going to influence more than the UK or the EU’s finances. One thing’s for sure, whichever way Brexit goes, it’s a monumental event on the world’s economic data calendar , with ramifications for more just one country. The post Six Ways Brexit Could Affect Global Finances appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

2018 144

How to Color Code Your Calendar

Jen Lawrence

Color coding your calendar is one of those organizational tricks that most people shrug off. I’m here to tell you – if you aren’t color coding your calendar, you’re missing out. Color coding your calendar allows you to see how your time will be used at a glance. Most email clients will allow you to assign colors and categories to your calendar simply by selecting from a dropdown. What categories should be included while color coding a calendar?

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How to Color Code Your Calendar

Jen Lawrence

Color coding your calendar is one of those organizational tricks that most people shrug off. I’m here to tell you – if you aren’t color coding your calendar, you’re missing out. Color coding your calendar allows you to see how your time will be used at a glance. Most email clients will allow you to assign colors and categories to your calendar simply by selecting from a dropdown. What categories should be included while color coding a calendar?

Top 5 Ways of Being More Efficient in Business

The Small Business Blog

Use a specific business calendar to keep a reminder of your schedule. Use WinWeb ’s Online Calendar and Online Document Store to cut down on physical waste. E-Mail me or follow me. Enhance Your Work-Life Balance Have it all your way – family, friends, work and most of all a life! How to be successful and eco-friendly. Making your small business carbon neutral. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control.

2010 100

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.

2021 130

How To Successfully Pay Back Your Online Installment Loan

Dumb Little Man

Set reminders in your digital calendars. These tips will help you maximize your savings while getting your finances on track while paying back your loan. In these uncertain times, sudden unavoidable expense or financial emergencies are the stuff of nightmares.

2020 211

The 5 Commandments for Saving Time and Reducing Stress

Dumb Little Man

The answer lies in the 5 Commandments of Time Management: Commandment #1: Organize your time This first rule of thumb will make a dramatic difference in your effectiveness: keep one calendar and devote yourself to keeping it current. Stop spreading yourself thin between calendars on Outlook, on your smartphone, in your planner, and even on your kitchen refrigerator. Yes, there will be other calendars you''re issued at work, school or home, but those should be considered secondary.

Stress 219

The 5 Commandments for Saving Time and Reducing Stress

Dumb Little Man

Commandment #1: Organize your time This first rule of thumb will make a dramatic difference in your effectiveness: keep one calendar and devote yourself to keeping it current. Stop spreading yourself thin between calendars on Outlook, on your smartphone, in your planner, and even on your kitchen refrigerator. Yes, there will be other calendars you're issued at work, school or home, but those should be considered secondary.

Stress 220

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. The executive’s calendar should be completely controlled by their assistant and the executive shouldn’t edit the calendar at all (in an ideal world!) As I’ve always said our main role as assistants is to free up time in our executive’s day so that they can focus on the big stuff.

2014 180

Software Review: LifeTopix

Simple Productivity Blog

What if I told you there was a piece of software out there that allowed you to freely link planning, shopping, finances, notes, travel, projects and more together? And not only that, but integrated with iPhone/iPod Touch built-in calendars? This automatically puts it on the calendar. Your calendar items are grouped, and they can be sent to your iPhone calendar.

2011 140

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. I find that now I am involved in finance, creating presentations, gathering information, assisting with Human Resources. I came from a background of office management & finance, I was able to take all the roles that I have had over the last 20 years and roll them into an executive assistant role. Last month I posted a blog about diversification with the assistant role.

2014 172

The Friday Five: 5 Apps Worth Checking Out

Productivityist

Mynd Calendar. Michael Schechter introduced me to Mynd Calendar , and I''m glad he did. I''ve only started using Mynd Calendar, and since I''ve tried a ton of iOS calendar options in my day, I''ll be giving this one some serious testing before sticking with it for the long haul. I thought I''d try something new here. I''m calling it The Friday Five , and on the first Friday of every month I''ll list 5 apps that I think are worth some of your time and attention.

2013 61

Gardeners Have the Secret Sauce for Goal-Setting

Dumb Little Man

Designating categories such as family, intellect, or finances as gardens in need of equal maintenance eventually produces balance everywhere. Too much in your finance garden? That way, when you plant your gardens’ seeds in the cold winter months at the start of the year, they can mature into something to admire as the calendar continues to turn. Nine percent. That’s how many Americans follow through with their New Year’s resolutions.

2017 143

Feeling Overwhelmed? 14 Ways To Simplify Your Life

Dumb Little Man

Keep things simple by pre-scheduling your annual medical appointments and other up and coming events on a calendar. I use Google Calendar. Scrutinize your finances. Life moves fast, doesn’t it? It often feels like you’re trying to keep two dozen plates spinning at the same time. Heaven forbid one of those plates start to wobble. You know, when you have to flat out run to reach it in time before it topples to the floor, taking the next plate and the entire row with it.

2017 182

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

Practically Perfect PA

The possibility of working at any type of company (industry, finance, etc). Calendar management – I find it boring. 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.

2013 219

Banks Change to a Customer-Focused Message

Make or Break Moments

In a recent article in Advertising Age entitled Banks Turn Message Back to What Consumers Want , reporter Beth Snyder Bulik spotlights the fact that banks are listening the consumers and changing their message to one that includes the answer to ‘how can you help me manage my finances?&#

2010 133

Certification Programs for Administrative Professionals

Jen Lawrence

The exam assesses proficiency in organizational communication, business writing and document production, technology and information distribution, office and records management, event and project management, and operational functions (including finance and human resources). Testing and certification are offered during two windows per calendar year.

Transaction or Lifelong Relationship?

Make or Break Moments

Do your potential customers become dollar signs or lines on your P&L as you think through your finances?

2010 116

Tap Your Knowledge to Tap Into Income

Step It Up VA Coaching

Help an entrepreneur develop a marketing plan and calendar. Do you have knowledge around bookkeeping and finances and can offer consulting packages on budgeting or business financial planning? by Donna Toothaker. Looking to add something to your scope of services (and to your income), but don’t want to spend time, energy and resources to create and market a new package or product? Consider consulting! It is a natural fit for virtual assistants.

2011 109

Can A Great Security Plan Improve Your Productivity?

Productivityist

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. This is actually really easy to do, just have recurring event on your calendar. This is a guest post by Cassie Phillips.

2016 43

Finding “Open Loops” on the Web: My Blog Reading List

Simple Productivity Blog

Finance. GRS is a staple of the personal finance blogging community. While I read this for productivity tips as applies to my chosen work, I love the free calendars and graphics they highlight. Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. Someone asked me recently where I come up with the material for my Tuesday Open Loops Series. These articles are ones of interest I find in my weekly blog reading. So for today, I thought I would share my Blog List.

2010 122

Blog Action Day 2008

Loosely Speaking

meetings and can access coaching in the areas of job acquisition and retention, medical, housing, nutrition, clothing, childcare, budgeting and finance and automobile acquisition, maintenance and insurance.

2008 100

Can A Great Security Plan Improve Your Productivity?

Productivityist

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. This is actually really easy to do, just have recurring event on your calendar. This is a guest post by Cassie Phillips.

2016 43

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.

My iPhone Screens, Explained

Productivityist

Fantastical: Even though I manage to use my calendar more sparingly than some, when I do need access to it I call on Fantastical. The natural language component is a big deal for me, and it''s had it far longer than the native iOS calendar app. YNAB: My budgeting and finance app of choice. Finance: PayPal, Ballpark , Square, Mileage Log+ , Soulver. The usual suspects would be in here (Stocks for most; Weather, Notes, and Calendar for more folks like me).

2014 72

10 Freelancer Mistakes that Damage Your Success

Men With Pens

Also, work with your calendar when projects come knocking at your door – don’t just say yes. They don’t have basic business knowledge: If you’re a freelancer and you don’t know anything about how to run a business, market your services, or manage your finances and client projects, get some basic education. Look over your finances for the year – are you breaking even? Today’s guest post comes to us from far, far away – at least, far away from where I live.

2010 78

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!) Oh, did I mention that your meeting confirmation hits your google, outlook or web calendar as well as generates a confirmation email. " Stephanie you are such a geek." " That is what I heard from her as we were talking on the phone. 

2011 203

Answering Reader Mail: 7 Tips on Following up, Updates, Next Steps

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

For example: “Once you sign and approve, I need legal and finance to review it as well. Finance only cuts checks twice a week. However, before finance cuts the check, it goes thru the system and 5 other people need to approve it, including my boss. This way it’s already on your calendar as something to do. “Would you mind please giving some examples of frequent updates, next steps, follow up. I am always afraid sending too many unnecessary emails or updates.

2013 40

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

Stephanie LH Calahan

  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.    This tool is very user friendly and allows you to know exactly what is going on with your finances.  Here is a great article On CBS about Getting Your Finances in Order in 5 Days. Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Archive Network with Steph Is This You?

2011 179

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?

2010 159

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.

2013 40

Non-Mortgage Debt and Working in Retirement

Small Business Labs

Executives found it particularly difficult because, all of a sudden, their calendar was clear after years of jam-packed meetings and social events. Small Business Labs Tracking and Forecasting the Trends Impacting the Future of Small Business Welcome to Small Business Labs Small Business Labs, from Emergent Research , covers the key social, technology and business trends impacting small business.

TheMarq: Motorola CLIQ Review – Part 4

The Marq

In other words, I wanted to be able to access my email, calendar, tasks, and notes from anywhere. The Tasks in Google Calendar is measly and doesn’t have the ability to set priorities, recurring tasks, and, most importantly, synch with my phone. RememberTheMilk then has a plugin for Google Calendar that allows me to view, add, and edit my tasks directly from the Calendar. Layar, Sherpa, OpenTable, Wapedia, Finance, pFinance, and Free Dictionary to name a few.

Answering Reader Mail: Career Progression, Wearing Different Hats, and Realistic Expectations

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

People say they love teaching yoga so they want to open their own yoga studio, but when you do that it really means you’ve become an entrepreneur/business owner and you now have to manage all the marketing, operations, finances, HR, and legal aspects of your business either alone or be in charge of those who do instead of teaching yoga. EA work is typically admin work - phones, travels, calendars, expense reports, mtgs/luncheons, etc.

2013 40

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

For instance, if you put the action down as Finance Director to pay invoice by January 31st, you need to put what was discussed or later on you will never remember what prompted that action. The team members were pleased with the work and it was agreed that the Finance Director should pay the invoice from the Recreation Account. I gave at the office Calendar "ah ha" Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog What ever happened to the "us" in Service?

2010 100

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. E-Mail me or follow me. Outsourcing Options For Small Business Focus on your business, timeshare professionals. Starting a Small Business? On-Demand Small Business Infrastructure™ allows you to run your business online. What is Small Business Infrastructure? How to be successful by focusing on your core business. Build your own network! Community for small business outsourcing and cost control.

2007 153

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

The Small Business Blog

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. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP. Starting a Small Business? On-Demand Small Business Infrastructure™ allows you to run your business online.

2009 148

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

The Small Business Blog

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. We may seem too preoccupied with – as what Richard Hazelgrove commented – our finances, paying the bills, material things etc. E-Mail me or follow me.

2007 165

Project Managment Planning Time | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

It is not about updating your bookkeeping or worrying about your finances. Just follow these simple steps: Check your workload calendar or spreadsheet and write down when you’ll start your project.

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

The Small Business Blog

E.g. google documents, calendars, etc…just one example of the changing trends… Baseball Bats For Sale Said on November 12th, 2008 at 2:40 pm I think that it is interesting that many businesses like SAP and Oracle had some of their early success rooted in “Medium&# sized businesses. 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.

2006 100

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

The Small Business Blog

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. E-Mail me or follow me. Small Business Bootstrapping How to start your own small business with no or little money. Enhance Your Work-Life Balance Have it all your way – family, friends, work and most of all a life! You ask a question, I answer!

2007 100