January, 2010

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

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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

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

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

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

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

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

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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

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

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

Dumb Little Man

2010 220

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

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 Tale of Two Emails

Business Writing

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 6 tips for handling a pregnancy and.

On The Job

6 tips for handling a pregnancy and a career. When I was pregnant with my first child, I was determined to be professional and discreet about the issue at work. I didn't even plan on telling my boss until I was past my first trimester

2010 141

Banks Change to a Customer-Focused Message

Make or Break Moments

Banks have had a rough year, haven't they? Scandal, fear, anger, and a general loss of confidence from consumers have made banking a challenging field. Marketers for banks understood the concern and changed their primary message to one

2010 133

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

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

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

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

Dare to Be Different--Write a Letter

Business Writing

2010 130

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

Do You Fill Your Employee's Bucket? » Make or Break Moments

Make or Break Moments

Do You Fill Your Employee's Bucket? Posted by Deborah Chaddock Brown on January 25, 2010 under Employee Moments, Significant Other Moments, empathy, making a difference | Be the First to Comment. I normally focus on the customer at Make

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

Dumb Little Man

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Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog

Laughing all the Way to Work

I started a new blog called The Administrative Bloopers Blog When you have a moment come and visit me over there. It won't affect this blog, it will still be going strong, but I wanted a place for everything else and it seemed the right

2010 130

New Year – Small Business Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

A small business quote keeps you thinking, inspired and entertained. “We We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day

2010 141

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Eat your salad first, and other.

On The Job

Every year I get loads of candy over the holidays, and every year I feel compelled to eat it as fast as possible. This is because I always make a New Year's resolution to lose weight and eat healthier, so I figure the faster I consume

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

The Potential Customer just Walked – How Much did it cost you.

Make or Break Moments

Consumers feel the most significant root causes of poor service are: Being trapped in automated self-service; Being forced to wait too long for service; Repeating themselves; Representatives that lack the skills to answer their inquiry

2010 130

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

Dumb Little Man

When Not to Write--An Example

Business Writing

2010 122

Top Five Tips for Paying Yourself

The Small Business Blog

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. If possible, get some advice from your accountant regarding the level of pay you plan on taking from the business

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

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

Share Your Story on YouTube

Make or Break Moments

It's hard to build a relationship on the Internet. You can't make eye contact. You can't ask questions and if you could – you certainly wouldn't be able to hear the answers. Yet the Internet is where our prospects and customers seek

2010 130

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

Dumb Little Man

2010 219

Dear Health Plan: Please Know My Name

Business Writing

Health 122

Top 5 Tips for Working With a Mentor

The Small Business Blog

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Look for someone with expertise in your industry so they will already know the relevant issues. Be honest with them regarding the

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

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