June, 2013

How to juggle multiple bosses without dropping the ball

Practically Perfect PA

Over the years I’ve had a number of roles that have required me to work for more than one boss. I’ve been Executive Assistant to the CFO, COO and Company Secretary. I’ve been PA to a Director and Administrative Manager for a whole department.

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The Rise of Fashion Trucks

Small Business Labs

We're seeing a noticeable increase in the number of fashion trucks. These are trucks that sell clothing, accessories and other fashion items.

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Should young people join start-ups?

The Small Business Blog

The obvious answer to this question is “yes, of course” but the reality of the matter is that getting young people (and particularly graduates) to come aboard an actual start-up can be a tough sell.

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Hot Summer WordPress Deals from Eco-Office Gals

Eco-Office Gals

Summer is heating up and the savings are sizzling at Eco-Office Gals! Don’t miss out on The Before, During and After Hot Summer WordPress Deals! The “Before”: Don’t have a WordPress site yet, but need one?

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Why Leaders Need to Train Like Elite Athletes

On The Job

I''m a baseball fan, and am often concerned about the grueling schedule the players maintain. They play more than 160 regular-season games a year, and that doesn''t take into account playoffs, spring training and playing in other games held around the world.

Why Well-Thought-Out Career Choices Still (Sometimes) Don’t Work Out

Eat Your Career

I recently spoke to a prospective career coaching client who told me she did everything right when she decided to change careers a few years ago. She went through a lengthy process of self-exploration to determine her strengths and weaknesses.

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How to handle the office drama queen

Practically Perfect PA

At the moment I am mainly working with a small number of people or I work for myself at home so I can honestly say this blog is not directed at any current colleagues…promise!

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Infographic: The Mind of an Entrepreneur

The Small Business Blog

It is often thought that the mind of an entrepreneur is wired slightly differently. It takes a strength of character and a unique perspective to start your own business and make a success of it. That’s why the infographic today is so interesting.

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The Power of Green in the Office Space

Eco-Office Gals

As more and more offices make the move to greener operations, it has become abundantly clear that creating eco-friendly work environments are not only good for the air and physical space, but they are also great for office morale and productivity.

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How to Avoid Making a Bad Decision About a Job

On The Job

I wish I had talked to Dan Heath or Francesco Gino before I made some truly horrible decisions in my life, like getting a perm because I believed I could look like Julie Roberts in "Pretty Woman" or that taking a job to work for someone I knew was a complete psycho.

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Career Lessons From My Dad

Eat Your Career

For Mother’s Day last month, I wrote a special blog post honoring the career wisdom handed down to me from my dear mom. It seems only fitting then that I do the same for my father this month, in recognition of Dad’s Day.

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Do you have the confidence to open the boardroom door?

Practically Perfect PA

I’m not quite sure why I’ve been so lucky but in my last three roles I have sat near the company boardroom, in the last two offices in fact I’ve sat directly outside the boardroom. Like I said, I don’t know why I was so lucky!

Aquaponics: Sustainable Urban Fish Farming

Small Business Labs

Fascinating article in IEEE Spectrum on aquaponics , which is a sustainable food production method that combines aquaculture (in this case, raising fish in tanks) with growing plants. Aquaponics creates a sustainable, synergistic food growing system.

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Top 5 Tips for Being a Better Boss

The Small Business Blog

If everything goes to plan, hopefully your business will reach a certain point of success and then you will need to start employing people. At this point, for the first time ever, you are no longer just the boss of yourself but for other people too.

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6 Strategies to Implement a Summer Schedule

Office Organization Success

As I shared in a recent training call, the number one reason why I started my business over 11 years ago was because I wanted flexibility in my schedule.

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Is it Time for a Treadmill Desk?

On The Job

When I was in school, I biked or walked everywhere. Even when I entered the working world, I walked several miles every day, covering my beat as a police and court reporter. It wasn''t until the advent of email and the Internet that my butt seemed to become glued to a chair.

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Tips for Handling Complainers at Work

Eat Your Career

We’ve all worked with that person who’s never happy, right? It can be a challenge to deal with these people while keeping your own mindset positive.

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Fleeing my comfort zone

Practically Perfect PA

Tomorrow I will be speaking at the Office Manager and PA show. It will be my first public speaking engagement and I am quite frankly terrified!

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The Rise of Wearable Computing

Small Business Labs

Ok, I'll be honest.  There's so much hype about wearable computing I really didn't want to write about it. Also, we covered this trend early last year.  But there's so much discussion on this topic I guess we have no choice.

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Top 5 Tips for Steady Growth

The Small Business Blog

It’s great when your business starts to grow. But frantically pushing for faster and faster growth without laying the proper groundwork first may mean that you are not adequately prepared to cope with the changes as they happen.

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Make a not to do list

Clutter Coach

To do lists are a dime a dozen. I’ll bet you have a dozen hiding somewhere on your desk. They have important tasks on them, but are also liberally peppered with: things you don’t really have to do. things you keep saying you’ll do, but don’t.

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How to Know When Someone is Lying

On The Job

I think most people believe they are good at spotting liars. If you''re one of them, read this story I did for Gannett/USA Today, and you may begin to doubt your powers of perception. You might think you can detect a fibber by reading body language.

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Recycled Paper Myths Busted

Eco-Office Gals

Paper products account for the vast majority of waste generated from office environments. This means that any company looking to make their daily operations more environmentally friendly can make a huge impact just by switching to recycled paper products.

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Your Time is Money: What if You Were Worth $300 an Hour?

Dumb Little Man

Last winter was a frantic time for my company. The entire team was being pulled in a thousand different directions. I could barely keep my head above the flood of emails, calls, and meetings — each one was more urgent than the last.

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Baby Boomer Versus Millennial Brains

Small Business Labs

An interesting article from Nielsen compares the kinds of advertising Baby Boomers and Millennials (also called Gen Y) respond to.

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Feisty Enterprise Tip #6: Find Some Business Owners You Can Trust and Ask Them Questions

The Small Business Blog

Then do something in return for them so that you feel able to ask more questions another time. You help them to succeed and they’ll help you to succeed. There is no better way. It is why the Enterprise Rockers Movement was founded.

2013 220

Why Simplifying Will Make You More Productive

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. I believe it is part of human nature to complicate things over time. We want to enhance what we are doing, so we tweak the process. In the best results, the tweaks lead to improvements. Most of the time, the tweaks don’t really buy us anything, but we leave them, and after a period of time, the tweaks morph into a burden of extraneous actions. This is not an un-doable process, though. Just as we complicate, we can simplify as well.

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How to Find Time for What Really Matters

On The Job

Remember when you were a kid and summertime meant hanging out with friends, sleeping late and going on vacation?

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6 Ways to Reduce Paper Waste and Save Money in Your Office

Eco-Office Gals

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 70 million tons of paper and paperboard are used in the United States every year.How much is your office using?It’s It’s estimated that the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of paper per year.

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Get A Good Night of Quality Sleep With These 10 Shortcuts for Falling Asleep in Record Time

Dumb Little Man

Do you struggle to fall asleep at night? You work your butt off all day and all you want is to quickly drift off into a restful sleep. But sleep won’t come. You feel wound up like a spring, uptight and restless.

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Food Truck Attracts VC Funding

Small Business Labs

Eat Club , a startup that's  using food trucks to deliver lunch to hungry office workers, recently  raised $5  million in VC funding.        This makes Eat Club, as far as we know, the first food truck operation to attract venture capital funding.

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Feisty Enterprise Tip #4: Seek Advice From Those That Have Started and Successfully Run Their Own Micro Enterprise

The Small Business Blog

Yes, I know that this means that there’ll be some good advice that you’ll ignore because it has come from someone that hasn’t started a business. Equally, I’m not saying that you should accept all advice from those that have started and run a business.

2013 217

Outsourcing your Business Processes to a Virtual Assistant: What You Really Need to Know

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Business Tips. Featured.

2013 189

How to Focus Creativity to Achieve Results

On The Job

Are you an idea monkey? According to G. Michael Maddock, author of “Free the Idea Monkey…to Focus on What Matters Most,” an idea monkey is someone who can produce lots of new thoughts, concepts or ideas on demand and is ready to pour his or her abundant creative energies into working with others.

2013 196

LED Street Lights: The 21st Century Lighting Option

Eco-Office Gals

LED street lighting is an innovation that is here to stay. From its limited use when it was introduced less than a century ago, it now finds use in an ever increasing range of applications.

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Stay Focused by Trying This One Powerful Tip to Stop Procrastination in its Tracks

Dumb Little Man

Isn’t it amazing how energetically we clean our closets or organize the movie collection when a dreaded project is looming? Especially when that project feels abstract and difficult… I battle with this type of procrastination a LOT.

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The Incredible Shrinking PC Market

Small Business Labs

Citibank recently put out their 2013 forecast for the PC and tablet markets. The quick summary is tablets are booming, PC's are dying.

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