September, 2014

The benefits of using a private jet charter

Practically Perfect PA

As every assistant will know a lot of time, effort and money goes into organising business travel. I’ve often be told that hiring a private plane for my Executives can save me and my boss a lot of time and hassle but I often wonder if it is worth the money.

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The Best Marketing Tool For Your Solopreneur Business

The Solopreneur Life

If there was an inexpensive marketing tool that would increase your business’s customer acquisition, conversion, and retention, would you use it? How about if the tool gave you heightened knowledge customers’ wants and needs while also creating a tangible, valuable asset?

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The 3 Stages of a Successful Launch Campaign

Office Organization Success

What is a launch campaign? It’s a step-by-step, repeatable process, that you can implement whenever you want to launch a brand-new product or program, or re-launch a current product or previous program.

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6 Lessons Learned From Over 200 Hours of Therapy

Dumb Little Man

“You can stay in therapy your whole life, but you’ve got to live life and not talk about life.” Tracey Gold I’ve been to over 200 hours of therapy. These are the some of the things I’ve learned from all that time and money spent.

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Fast Food Declining; Food Trucks Increasing

Small Business Labs

The Forbes article Survey Says Americans are Losing Their Appetite for McDonald's, Taco Bell and Burger King covers a study showing that consumers - and especially Millennials - are choosing fast casual restaurants over fast food places. Key

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The Hidden Benefit of a Virtual Office

Tips From T. Marie

A lot of people sing the praises of trading in a traditional office space for a cloud based office. The two big benefits that are usually pointed out are cost savings and accessing needed files, etc. from multiple devices.

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Working with the executive team

Practically Perfect PA

As assistants most of us will interact with our organisation’s Executive team on a daily if not hourly basis. Your manager may well be part of the Executive team.

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3 Ways to Use Techonology to Automate Your Marketing

Office Organization Success

My recent free teleclass on 4 Key Systems made me realize just how much technology there is to understand and how it can really help you automate your online business, especially when it comes to automating your marketing.

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Success Comes To Those Who Have No Need For It

Dumb Little Man

The idea of hard work leading to success has been a universal and sacred tenet for centuries. But is it true? Does hard work truly lead to success? Is every hard working person that you know a success? Or is their life full of disappointments and anguish?

2014 285

Setting Boundaries with Clients — the Good, the Bad and Even the Ugly Ones

Step It Up VA Coaching

Here’s a question for you. When was the last time you hired a service provider, say an attorney or a mechanic and you were able to set their schedule for them? Or had them drop everything and come running every time you called? My guess is—probably never.

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Craft Brewers Continue to Gain Market Share

Small Business Labs

Back in 2006 we reported that craft brewers - also known as microbrewers - had captured almost 6% of U.S. beer sales, up from effectively 0% a decade or so earlier.   We revisited the industry in 2010 and found craft brewers 2009 revenue share of the U.S. beer market had grown to about 7%.

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A visit to ExCeL London

Practically Perfect PA

Everyone who works in and around London knows the ExCeL London Exhibition and Conference center. It is a bit of an institution and like most places that seem to be have been around forever most people will associate it with just one thing.

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Do you really “get” emotional intelligence?

The Small Business Blog

Over the last couple of months I have been running a series of workshops on emotional intelligence and from them I am now running a further series of six workshops going deeper into different aspects of EI.

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Time Saving versus Bending Over Backwards

Office Organization Success

I’ve worked with many clients over the years who have wanted me to help them set up their client scheduling system — whether it’s creating a system for existing clients or one for booking strategy sessions.

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These Are ?he 10 Amazing TED Talks You Need ?o Watch

Dumb Little Man

When it comes to acquiring knowledge, there is only one place on the Internet nowadays, every successful person would suggest without hesitation – TED talks. TED talks are the epitome of knowledge.

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Interview with a VA: Gayle Bu

Virtual Moxie

This month, I talked with the delightful Gayle Bu, who''s been in business as a VA for more than a decade! I hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed talking together! Meet Gayle Bu. . Interview With a VA Moxie

The Enormous Business Opportunity That I Missed

The Solopreneur Life

On a wet, windy Tuesday night in September 1983, eight college students and two professors gathered in a lounge at the student center at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota.

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Threadneedles Hotel, London

Practically Perfect PA

A few years I organised afternoon tea at T hreadneedles Hotel for my department’s Christmas party. It was just a small, fairly conservative group so afternoon tea in a beautiful setting was the perfect choice.

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Generation Recession: a small business evolution

The Small Business Blog

There’s a new breed of start-up – they’re younger, more optimistic and ready to innovate.

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3 Ways to Use Technology to Automate Your Marketing

Office Organization Success

My recent free teleclass on 4 Key Systems made me realize just how much technology there is to understand and how it can really help you automate your online business, especially when it comes to automating your marketing.

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How to Let Go of Little Things

Dumb Little Man

Ah, the little things. Your husband loses his keys for the 37th time. A driver cuts you off. A nasty neighbor complains about your disruptive children. A restaurant serves you the wrong entree. And it’s cold. Things happen. Things that make us angry, upset and annoyed.

2014 285

Leaving Effective Voicemails

Simple Productivity Blog

It is a great thing to be able to leave a message for someone if you can''t get them on the phone. But do you know how to leave an effective voicemail that gets results? The post Leaving Effective Voicemails appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

2014 236

The Rise of Experience Retail

Small Business Labs

I was shopping recently in Walnut Creek, an affluent east bay suburb of San Francisco. An upscale shopping destination, Walnut Creek has the usual array of high end stores and boutiques. But what caught my eye were two stores that don't actually sell things.

2014 233

10 questions to ask a recruitment agent

Practically Perfect PA

I have moved around quite a bit – job wise and city wise – over the years so I have a lot of experience working with recruitment agents. In fact a recruitment agent has found me all of my previous jobs and on the whole my experiences have been mixed.

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Should You Autopost Social-Media Posts to Multiple Platforms?

The Solopreneur Life

In the name of efficiency, some people say you should autopost your social-media posts to multiple platforms. I disagree. These are “social” platforms, after all, and automation is rarely effective for building long-term relationships.

Is Your Need to Be "Right" Hurting Your Career?

On The Job

When you were in school, did your teacher instruct you to choose the “wrong” answer on a test? What about at work? Does your boss now tell you to try and make "wrong" decisions?

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7 Proven Ways to Boost Your Morning Productivity

Dumb Little Man

It’s ok to be a night owl. There’s nothing wrong with that. But at some point in your life, you might want to change your habits. It might be that you’re starting a new job where you have to wake up earlier than you’re used to. Or maybe you’re starting your own business.

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Beyond Productivity: 5 Psychological Drivers To Efficiency

Simple Productivity Blog

In this article is a list of psychological drivers to efficiency, and how leaders can apply them to everyday work scenarios. The post Beyond Productivity: 5 Psychological Drivers To Efficiency appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog.

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Half of Americans Single

Small Business Labs

For the first time since the government started keeping these stats, more than half of adult Americans are single.  There are about 125 million single Americans, which is just a bit over half of all Americans aged 16 and older.   Bloomberg's Is Everyone Single?

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How to organise the “best ever” Corporate Christmas party

Practically Perfect PA

It’s that time of year again: the first robins and reindeers are infiltrating the shop displays and all over the country bosses are delegating the task of organising their company’s Christmas ‘do’ to their thinly-stretched assistants.

2014 229

Why it’s Smart to Offer Paypal as a Secondary Payment Option

Office Organization Success

I get a lot of questions from business owners around whether they should get a merchant account or just stick with Paypal.

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How a Virtual Assistant Can Save Your Sanity

On The Job

Technology has helped us be so self-sufficient that it can feel old-fashioned or sort of elitist to think we need someone to help us keep our calendar, book a flight or research a new customer.

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5 Steps for Sharpening Your Mind for Success

Dumb Little Man

Your success is not in your hands. It’s in your mind. I saw you snicker and that’s not some psycho mumbo jumbo. When you make up your mind to be a success, your mind leads your actions. Those actions lead you to success because you become what you think about most. You know it’s true.

2014 285

3 Tips To Make Notebooks More Productive

Simple Productivity Blog

Paper notebooks have the advantage of being portable, usable under most conditions, and don''t get lost in cyberspace. However, the usefulness of a paper notebook is related to how easy it is to get the information out.

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The Booming Field of Public Relations

Small Business Labs

Interesting data from Pew Research's The Growing Pay Gap Between Journalism and Public Relations shows that the PR field is booming even while the total number of reporters in declining. As the Pew chart below shows, over the 10 year period from 2004 to 2013 the number of reporters fell by 17%.

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Organising a corporate golf day

Practically Perfect PA

When I spend time in Scotland my mind and my body wonders to Golf. Scotland is of course the birth place of this sport. For over 600 years men and woman (Mary Queen Of Scots was a very keen Golfer) have knocked a white ball over fairways and greens.

2014 222

Training from the Guys at Premium Web Cart

Office Organization Success

With the Labor Day weekend upon us, I shall be enjoying a nice, long weekend. We have lots of jobs to do around the house, and we’ll also enjoy our last weekend at the pool before it closes. I always love learning new software and programs, and this week I’ve been taking some training from the guys at Premium Web Cart on how to use their system. One of my clients is switching from Aweber to PWC and so I needed to learn how to use this system too.

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