June, 2013

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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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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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 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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1ShoppingCart or Infusionsoft? Which One is Best for Your Business

Office Organization Success

Just this past week I’ve been involved in two separate Facebook group discussions around, “which one should I use in my business, 1ShoppingCart or Infusionsoft?”.

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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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More Trending

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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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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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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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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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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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!

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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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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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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Step It Up VA Coaching

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The Path To Success: How To Get Motivated By Your Past And Future Self

Dumb Little Man

There it was… that one question that people ask you so many times during job interviews: where do you see yourself in 10 years? I was fresh out of school and had never thought about it that much. Strange, right?

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

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Business Tips. Featured.

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List-A-Palooza Is Back!

Office Organization Success

If you haven’t heard about List-a-Palooza yet, you’ve got to check this out…. It’s a 90 Day List-Building Challenge to see how rapidly you can grow your e-mail list. Click Here to get FREE access. With a profitable e-mail list you can: Fill your seminars and programs. Attract more clients and sales.

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Get On The Road To Better Health By Building Healthy Habits At The Office

Dumb Little Man

All of us know the feeling of complete mental and physical exhaustion after sitting through an 8+ hour workday. It’s not fun, and has a more profound effect on the rest of our lives than we’d like to admit.

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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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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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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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4 Social Resume Strategies to Help You Get Seen and Get Hired

Eat Your Career

If you’ve heard the term “social resume” floating around recently and wondered what it’s all about, you’re in the right place. A social resume is not so much an actual thing; rather it’s a variety of things.

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Leadership Skills for Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

I have always said, “ You do not need to be a manager or senior executive to be a leader. Every executive assistant and administrator can be a leader and should be a leader.

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Home Security: Try These 10 Ways to Make Your Home Safer – Without a Gun

Dumb Little Man

The country is currently very divided on the issue of firearms. Some citizens insist on their right to arm themselves, others refuse to have a gun in the house, while some are considering purchasing a firearm for protection but are concerned about safety.

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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 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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Credit cards going green

Eco-Office Gals

With environmentally friendly products becoming more mainstream and readily available, credit card issuers have begun to roll out products, services, and rewards that have a focus on going green.

How to Handle Personal Crisis at Work

Eat Your Career

No matter how hard you try, there will inevitably be a time when stress in your personal life distracts you from matters of work. Whether you’re dealing with a sick child or a dying pet or a personal medical scare, you can’t always just walk away from work while you deal with your emotions.

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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.

Stand Up For Yourself. Grow From Conflict and Learn When Being Nice Just Isn't Cutting it.

Dumb Little Man

Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf -George Orwell Nice guys finish last. That is, until they learn what I'm about to tell you. A little background.

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Streamline your written messages

Ian's Messy Desk

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