Tue.Apr 17, 2012

Network Like It's 1959

On The Job

In fashion, what's old is often new again. If you doubt it, just look at the styles coming out this spring: 1950s-style dresses for women and streamlined suits for men just like the characters in Mad Men. You may also want to heed another fashion from that era: in-person networking.

How to Manage (and Minimize) Workplace Interruptions

Eat Your Career

One of the most common complaints I hear has to do with something that is so fundamentally a part of the modern workplace, it’s almost impossible to avoid. Yes, I’m talking about the dreaded interruption. We all have to deal with it, though admittedly, some have it worse than others.

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Trending Sources

Startups Getting Smaller

Small Business Labs

The Declining Average Size of Establishments: Evidence and Explanations is a wonky article from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) that shows the average size of small businesses has been shrinking for the last decade or so. The key data from the report is on the size of startups: The average size of establishment births (new startups, excluding seasonal businesses)in the 1990s was around 7.6 employees, whereas the average size of births fell from 6.8 employees in 2001 to 4.7

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10 Bootstrapping Businesses Share Their Knowledge (Part One)

The Small Business Blog

To run a business you need to go to a bank and borrow lots of money, sign your house, dog and granny away, right? Wrong! Here are 10 business owners who share their information on how they bootstrap their business, how to get free stuff and what the challenges are (these are in no particular…

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Correcting With Kindness

Business Writing

Last Thursday I published a blog post in which I had missed a silly error. I typed reader's instead of readers. Of course, I know where apostrophes belong, but I typed the apostrophe and then overlooked it during several rounds. Courteous Writing Etiquette Positive Language

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More Trending

6 ways to better blog content

The Small Business Blog

I was talking with a colleague earlier today and we were discussing blogging, marketing and how to engage with your customers and with more customers. I’m a great believer in blogging being a really powerful marketing tool. (I’ve I’ve written about blogging and marketing here before in Inbound marketing – it’s new and it’s hard but…

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Advice For Handling International Business Payments

Small Business CEO

With the wonders of modern technology, it’s getting easier and easier for businesses to connect to foreign markets. But how do you conduct business internationally when it comes to the actual payment itself?

Back from Florida

Office Organization Success

Our Florida vacation was wonderful! We went to Legoland, Sea World, Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon, and Magic Kingdom … all in 6 days. Plus we got chance to hang out by the pool — and I took full advantage of the Bahama Mamas! So this week has been crazy getting back into the swing of things and catching up. And yesterday, I had a technical hitch … the live virtual workshop that I hosted didn’t record! Never mind … it’s good news for you though.

Open Loops 4/17/2012: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

Tuesdays are open loop days at SimpleProductivity blog. A case for keeping all of your emails from Wise Bread at “5 Reasons Not to Delete Your Emails” Numbers 1 and 2 on this list are usually all it takes for me to shift my attitude from grim to okay.

Results of Solopreneur Community-Building Survey

The Solopreneur Life

L ast month I published a survey titled, “What would you want in a solopreneur group?” ” The purpose of the survey was: • To measure the amount of interest in a group. • To determine what form the community should take. • And ultimately, to decide whether it is worthwhile to commit the resources to form a group. Below are the survey results. Twenty-two people responded (I was expecting/hoping for about 75).

The Networked Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

“It’s not what you know but who you know that makes the difference.” Have you heard that line before?

Moxie Tip 154: Let 'Em Walk

Virtual Moxie

Let people who balk at your fees find someone who fits more into their comfort zones—monetary or otherwise. Fees Moxie Tips AssistU Moxie Tips Virtual Assistant Virtual Assistant Training Virtual Moxie