5 Financial Blunders to Avoid This Holiday Season

Dumb Little Man

If you’re guilty of any of these common financial blunders due to the holidays, then it’s time to learn some holiday budget tips. Creating a budget is a necessity, whether it’s the holidays or beyond. Not planning for the holidays. Holiday Money

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Procrastination Carries Big Costs

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Procrastination Carries Big Costs Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on April 28, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. There are big costs to procrastination. Count the cost – I focus on what procrastination is costing me.

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Learn to Communicate With WARMTH

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Learn to Communicate With WARMTH Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on October 22, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Dale Carnegie said, “ It costs nothing, but creates much.

A Heartfelt Holiday Message

Office Dynamics

Now, for my important message and words of wisdom for the holidays. To accomplish this, you need the learning tools to guide you. Also make sure you don’t sabotage your career by letting your hair down too much at the company holiday party.

How ultra-achiever entrepreneurs use the holidays to win

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

They get a serious head start by taking advantage of the holiday lull to reflect and plan ahead. The cost of missing that last part is tremendous: You’ll keep making the same mistakes without learning. The ultimate cost of this is that your unconscious mind will figure it out.

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How ultra-achiever entrepreneurs use the holidays to win

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

They get a serious head start by taking advantage of the holiday lull to reflect and plan ahead. The cost of missing that last part is tremendous: You’ll keep making the same mistakes without learning. Nevertheless, my experience has shown that entrepreneurs who are stuck and beating themselves up while ALSO not learning from the past have just one problem: intelligent reflection didn’t happen. . The way you start 2016 will determine your success.

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Green Gift Giving: Great Eco-Office Gift Ideas

Eco-Office Gals

Cost: $10-$40. Cost: $11.95. Cost: $27.99. Check out Trees for the Future or Tree People to learn how you can adopt or plant a tree in your co-worker’s name. Cost: Whatever you’d like. Cost: $13.99. Cost: $12.49.

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The R's Of Employee Motivation

Ian's Messy Desk

If you think your employee’s poor performance is costing you profit, instead of overhauling your employee roster, why not try motivating them to become better employees ? Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

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The Four Best Ways For A Student To Make Money Over Winter Break

Dumb Little Man

The holidays are just around the corner — and you know what that means. Between tuition fees, housing costs, textbooks, and entertainment, it’s no wonder so many people end up in the throes of student debt after graduation. Why not do your part to rebel against the system and sell the books you no longer need for a bit of extra cash over the holidays? For many, the holidays are a time of rest and relaxation.

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Top Reasons Why You Should Find A Virtual Assistant Today For Your Business

Dumb Little Man

Plus, you can choose from better options at lower costs. You Can Save On Your Operational Costs. There’s no need for you to spend on additional taxes, maintenance costs, and office space. See Also: Avoid Decision Fatigue: Learn The Steps for Effective Delegation.

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7 Tips in Choosing Perfect Toys for Your Kids

Dumb Little Man

When a birthday or holiday rolls around, no doubt your kids will present you with a wish list of the toys they want. You can learn a lot about the products you plan to buy by seeing what others who have bought and used them have to say about it. Things like water tables or block sets or even toy kitchens all provide an opportunity for your child to learn new things like colors, shapes, new words, even new languages.

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Top Helpful Hacks for Frequent Travelers

Dumb Little Man

If you’re a frequent traveler for business or you’re lucky enough to take regular holidays, then you’ve probably had your fair share of travel nightmares. Just don’t forget that each airline has their own unique luggage policy, so pack light in order to avoid extra costs.

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Bootstrapping Your Business: One Founder’s Journey to Self-Financing

Dumb Little Man

That means that every cost to the business — from research and development, product design, office space, and wages — all have to come out of your own pocket. It makes you really keen to push your own skills to the limit and learn new things when you can.

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The Seven Secrets That Brought Me To My 9th Business Anniversary

Tips From T. Marie

Value is more important than cost. Setting and consistently sticking to a work schedule that provides balance, taking vacations, holidays, sick days and personal days are perhaps more important when you’re the boss. My office was always right there in my home, tempting me on weekends, holidays and when I was sick to just fire up the computer and check that email. Over the years I’ve learned the true value of disconnecting.

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8 Time-Saving Tips

Ian's Messy Desk

Become a hero to staff members who know only the basic functions of your voice-mail system and other devices, by learning the shortcuts and most useful and underused features; then teaching them. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

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Podcast 111: Quit sorting

Clutter Coach

I favor insertion sorting for clothing, combined with purging your cache (listen to the previous podcast to learn about that). Another non-sorting spot is holiday décor. Make the search worth the cost. by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play You can leave a review here! This is Podcast 111 and it’s called quit sorting.

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What a Girl Scout Taught Me About Hustle

Dumb Little Man

Not Christmas, Easter or some other holiday, but Girl Scout cookie time! What began as a one kitchen operation to supplement the costs of business , has grown into a multi-million dollar expansion and the bulk of all funding for the Girl Scouts. The season is once again among us.

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5 Steps to Ideal Client Relationships

Step It Up VA Coaching

I learned to discern the types of individuals who were a good fit for me, to clearly define and communicate my boundaries, and to take charge of how I wanted to run my business. Remember holidays and birthdays. It costs less for you to retain an ideal client than to scurry to find new ones. by Donna Toothaker. I am fortunate to have truly terrific clients in my Virtual Assisting business. They are great to work with — I honestly couldn’t ask for better.

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5 Reasons Being Self Employed Sucks

Productivity Bits

The most difficult part of dealing with an unsteady income is learning how to manage your money. This is in addition to paid sick time, maternity or paternity leave, national holidays or other exclusions. With any job, it is likely that an average worker will be retained due to turnover and hiring costs, allowing them to ride a gradient of mediocrity until retirement. T here is a temptation at times to lionize the self-employed for taking control of their occupational future.

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Preventing Data Breaches: Why Third-Party Vendors Needs To Be Certified

Dumb Little Man

Your favorite department store was breached during the Holidays last year and you’d already gotten a new debit card from that. Data breaches can cost millions of dollars to clean up and your company’s reputation may never fully recover. Data breaches are always in the news.

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The 7 Step Guide to Increasing Your Financial Peace

Dumb Little Man

By learning more about personal finance you will: Decrease your general fear Become more discriminating about what you hear and read Gain more confidence in your ability to handle your family’s finances Become a resource for your family and friends Live on a Budget Yes, it’s the dreaded B-word.

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The Solopreneur Life “Friday Bits” Column #32

The Solopreneur Life

Effective marketing costs some money. Are you sending holiday greetings to your clients/customers this year? I learned during the snowstorms that my FWD Kia isn’t as sure-footed in the snow as a Subaru Forester. Monday’s show is titled, “Lessons Learned From a Business Plan (a Business Plan?!) Find out what Tori learned and is learning from the experience, and how you can apply those lessons to your social media marketing.

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What To Expect As A Consultant

Simple Productivity Blog

I like to think that I did it with minimal fuss and concern to the client, being ever-mindful of how much my idle time was costing them. Don’t assume that your way is best, but take the time to learn what the client does. They may be paid for corporate holidays.

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Dealing with a Job Loss: Cutting Back Expenses

Simple Productivity Blog

Entertainment There are thousands of ways that we entertain ourselves, and many of them cost money. Learn to shop.

Working From Home: How To Protect Yourself Against Your 7 Deadly Habits

Dumb Little Man

Running home-based businesses since 2000, I've embraced so many bad habits that my business went into shock and needed costly CPR. Taking Little Time Off You don’t get sick or holiday pay so you can’t afford time out and you’re exhausted. Your friends are jealous of you.

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How to Figure Out What You Want to Do Next

45 Things

For many people, today is the first day back at work after eating too many holiday cookies, watching "Elf" 14 times and hustling the kids back to school (whether they wanted to go or not because your sanity depended on it). How much do they cost?

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Simplifying By Right-Sizing

Simple Productivity Blog

For example, a 10 pound bag of potatoes costs less than a 5 pound bag at the grocery store. So yes, I paid more on a cost per bottle basis, but I didn’t end up getting something I didn’t really want. I also don’t have to learn new features, saving myself time.

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Does Your CRM System Help Your Business Grow? Interview: @batchblue

Productive & Organized

  Keep reading to learn more about what makes this tool unique and maybe you will decide that it could be one of your Productivity Powerhouse Tools too! Pamela that is great, so how can people get started and what is the cost?

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Featured Soloist Jill Chivers: “Be Extra Patient”

The Solopreneur Life

What is a mistake that you made that you learned from? We were still learning about online marketing and cyber commerce, and we thought we’d done enough research. Learn how you can be part of The Solopreneur Life affiliate program.

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Sales Psychology: Harness the Power of Desire

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

We want nice fast cars, holidays, that chocolate bar, a new cell phone or the latest book from our favorite author. that the cost of staying in bed any longer could mean trouble at work or a missed appointment. Click here to learn more or just click here to buy now.

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What Gift Are You Giving Yourself This Year?

Men With Pens

The holidays are coming. But as I grew older, I learned… the hard way. And slowly I learned how to start taking care of myself by pushing back. may cost a lot and you can’t get them right away. You know it. I know it.

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Tips for Simplifying and Organizing Home Maintenance Tasks

Simple Productivity Blog

It helps me keep my home safe and I also save on potential repair costs. Heating and cooling costs can skyrocket during the extreme weather seasons, so some preventative steps during the preceding months are well worth the time — and cash savings!

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

Laughing all the Way to Work

Pay attention or it could cost your company money. It was going to cost our company $5,000 plus in cancellation fees. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style!

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Small Business World News Round-up - 2009/11/10

The Small Business Blog

Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Small Business Crunches Numbers : Small business has fought the health-care bill as too costly.

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How much money do you really need to start your micro business.

The Small Business Blog

Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. E-Mail me or follow me. Build your own network! What is Small Business Infrastructure?

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Cystic Fibrosis

Laughing all the Way to Work

I am planning a local fundraiser to help the family with the costs on November 15th, but of course it will be in Ottawa, Canada and I know most of you are elsewhere. I finally had a chance to sit down and read your book over the holiday.

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Guest Post: What Makes Virtual Administrative Assistants Work?

Laughing all the Way to Work

You can bolster your resume and your skills by performing similar services at low costs for people in your hometown and ask them to provide testimonials when you’re looking for online work. I finally had a chance to sit down and read your book over the holiday.

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How To Make An Impression in 25 Different Ways

Brilliantly Better

Buy Expensive Things This is one of the most costly ways to impress others, and it is very temporary. Give A Person A Gift That Is Specific To Them During times like birthdays and holidays, there is the act of gift-giving that can be in place.

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Not all accountants are created equal (how do you choose an.

The Small Business Blog

Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. If there is only one accountant, what do you do when they take a holiday? E-Mail me or follow me.

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The Hiring Trend Every Business Owner Should Know About

Small Business CEO

Yes, it’s officially holiday season. From virtual assistants, to outsourced marketing teams and outsourced web development shops - let’s face it, entrepreneurs need to be creative in building out their team and having a full time staff is often cost prohibitive.

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Interview with Rob Siefker of Zappos – Part 4 of 4

Service Untitled

Constantly you should be having interactions and it should just be a never–ending process of learning and growing and getting better and building relationships and having interactions, and that’s the type of environment we want to promote. They’ve learned the ones that they want and they just want to answer the phones on a day–to–day basis. But yeah, everyone else is in an hourly position so they get you know, holiday pay and overtime pay and things like that.

How to Avoid Wasting Your Blog Client's Money | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Free information doesn’t pay for health insurance or holidays. There are other, more effective, time-efficient, cost-reduced ways of achieving everything a blog can provide. Have you considered if your own blog is cost effective?

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Why You Should Travel Back Through Time | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

We should revisit our knowledge, then and now, and see how much we’ve learned. So, did your youngest daughter learn to type with 10 fingers? How to Cut Your Losses and Move On – Sunk Costs Reply Ben Bush ( @benbush ) February 22, 2010 at 7:33 am I know what mean about reading over long-forgotten posts. Lessons Learned from Dr. Seuss Reply Ginny February 24, 2010 at 1:01 am Looking back at your past is a lot like looking through a photo album.

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