January, 2010

7 Free Things That Will Shove Success in Your Face - by Dumb.

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

Business Writing: His, Hers, Theirs, Yours--Gender-Neutral Language

Business Writing

2010 158

For Goodness Sakes! Let GO of Your Story

Productive & Organized

We all have them stories. Some serve us well, while others hold us back. What are yours doing for you? What does your story say about you You see, I used to be a product of my own story. Good right? Not always. As a business owner

2010 223

5 Ways to Significantly Increase Attendance of Your Free Teleclass

Office Organization Success

Hosting a free teleclass is one of my favorite ways to increase my subscriber base as well as get to know members of my community. Setting up your teleclass is relatively straightforward too – all you need is a: Registration page. Teleconference bridge line. Follow-up system usually via an autoresponder. And you’re good to go. And hosting a free teleclass is low to zero cost to you too!

2010 147

Competitive Intelligence: Not Just For Big Business | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Competitive Intelligence: Not Just For Big Business. by Stefan Töpfer on Jan 20, 2010. Small business owners may have nightmares about reading an article about the product launch of your closest competitor only to realise it's the same

2010 194

Living in a Style Vacuum

Loosely Speaking

I've been working from home as a Virtual Assistant for more than 13 years now. Early on, I attended a lot of in-person networking events and met often with clients. Now I rarely meet anyone I work or collaborate with in person

2010 130

The 10 Worst Energy Zappers and How to Beat Them - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2010 220

More Trending

Learn 5 Secrets to Put Procrastination Off Until Tomorrow!

Productive & Organized

Procrastination "I can't help it! I was born to procrastinate." That was the statement I heard when talking with a new client about a week ago. So I asked her, "Are you happy with your procrastination? Does it serve you well

2010 216

3 Basic Steps to Business Planning Success

Office Organization Success

There comes a point in every solopreneur’s business where they need to sit down and plan … and I mean, really plan! Not just write down a few ideas on the back of an envelope and hope for the best, but really map out a long-term strategic plan for their business.

2010 139

Focus on Customer Service in 2010 (Finally?)

Customers Rock!

This may be it. This may be the year that it finally happens. 2010 may just be the year that companies start to focus on their customers and serving them well. Now, I am cautiously optimistic about this focus on customer service, but let me tell you why I feel this way.

2010 183

Keeping Track and Keeping Up: Are You Focused?

The Small Business Blog

It's been a tough year for everyone. I'm guessing your team is leaner than it was only 12 months ago and each person is balancing a lot on their plate. As a result, the timing is even more critical for you to make tough choices about

2010 173

How to Work When You're Tired - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

Dare to Be Different--Write a Letter

Business Writing

2010 130

Celebrate Life Now! It Could Be Gone Faster Thank You Think - Ours.

Productive & Organized

Three years ago our life was turned upside down when my husband had a heart attack. Today is our 3-year anniversary with healthy lifestyles! Back at that time, I wrote a newsletter artile that I think holds value today

2010 185

It’s a one-of-a-kind event … yet couldn’t be more timely!

Office Organization Success

Whether you admit it or not, the word resolution goes hand in hand with the start of a new year. Whether you make your resolutions in the form of business goals and priorities, or actual resolutions ….

2010 130

What I learned from a talented professional organizer

Virtual Moxie

At the end of last year, I was fortunate enough to have done a session with Amy Thill. The goal was to explore and hopefully improve my time and space organization systems and such. While I think I know myself pretty well

2010 167

Executive Assistants, You Can Bloom Where You are Planted

Office Dynamics

One of the many wonderful aspects of my work is meeting all kinds of incredible executive assistants and administrative professionals. I was fortunate to meet Darlene Mahon when I spoke at an administrative event at her company last April.

2010 161

How to Get Your Kids to Eat Almost Anything - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

When Not to Write--An Example

Business Writing

2010 122

The Great Organizing Giveaway is Here!

Productive & Organized

The Great Organizing Giveaway! The new year is a great time to think of ways that you can improve your life -- Getting Organized always lands in the top 10 lists of New Year Resolutions. There are many outstanding resources available

2010 169

Opportunity – Small Business Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

A small business quote keeps you thinking, inspired and entertained. Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognise them.” Ann Landers (1918-2002) US columnist, attrib. To view previous quotes

2010 151

A strategy for investing -- time, energy, and yourself.

Virtual Moxie

What's your strategy for getting it all done this year? Do you have one that's practical and makes sense to you, or do you pretty much fly by the seat of your pants, making decision as things come up, but with no method to your madness

2010 161

3 Easy Steps to Creating Your First Info Product

Office Organization Success

Join me… Wednesday, February 10, 2010. 1:00 pm Eastern/NY. If one of your goals in 2010 is to create an info product and have it available FOR SALE on YOUR website or blog, but you don’t know how to get started with creating your product, then I know you’ll want to be on this call with me. On this call you’ll learn: How to choose which product to create first, particularly if you’ve got LOTS of ideas floating around in your head.

2010 100

50 Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle that take 10 Minutes or Less - by.

Dumb Little Man

Dear Health Plan: Please Know My Name

Business Writing

Health 122

Sometimes we just have to laugh @ our procrastination (video from.

Productive & Organized

Sometimes you just have to laugh at yourself to really have an "a-ha" moment. AgentXPQ decided to do just that! Check out this short 1:20 minute video and see if you relate and then let me know what you think

2010 160

What's the status of one-way communication?

Loosely Speaking

With social media in its apparent heyday, what happens to your print or enewsletter campaign? Or, for that matter, your blog and website? Are those still viable markeing and branding tools

2010 100

How not to wait while waiting to hear from a prospective client

Virtual Moxie

So you've sent a marketing letter, or answered an RFP, or in the case of AssistU VAs, a reply to a Registry request, and you find yourself on pins and needles, with your head buzzine with questions like, "How long will it take to hear

2010 157

Undercover Boss Gets Down to Basics

Make or Break Moments

CBS just announced a new reality television show scheduled to hit February 7, 2010 called Undercover Boss. The premise is a series of high level bosses donning their regular duds and rubbing elbows with front line employees

2010 142

Super Easy Ways To Filter Info and Declutter Your Mind - by Dumb.

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

When Your Laugh = Someone's Anguish

Business Writing

2010 116

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: How to Move from Temporary Work to a.

On The Job

How to Move from Temporary Work to a Full-Time Gig. When I was in high school I landed my first holiday job working at a small J.C. Penney's. Most of the time I was scheduled to work after school until about 9 p.m. I soon dubbed it as

2010 141

Collaborating With The Enemy: Competitive Advantage? | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Collaborating With The Enemy: Competitive Advantage? by Stefan Töpfer on Jan 13, 2010. Collaboration.jpg. Most entrepreneurs view their competition as the enemy. They stay far away. But a small junk removal business in Canada is making

2010 141

Shake Yourself Up

Office Dynamics

Okay, Monday Motivators, it's already the second the week of January. What did you do last week that demonstrated "live your life on purpose"? ( Our Jan 4 2010 topic ). This week I'd like you to really step out of your comfort zone-shake yourself up! What are some ways you can do that?

UPS 141

Wherever you are today--you put yourself there.

Virtual Moxie

As you may know, this month is 31 Days of Self-Care, and I'm running a nine-week salon as well, where we're reading Cheryl Richardson's terrific book, Take Time for Your Life. Each week we're reading and discussing one chapter

2010 140

2 Simple Ingredients That Will Boost your Morning Energy - by Dumb.

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

Birthday Confusion--A US-vs.-the-World Problem

Business Writing

2010 109