December, 2008

21 Excellent Web Apps For College Students - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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5 Tasks You Can Delegate to Free Up Your Time

Office Organization Success

Very often solopreneurs owners know they have a need to partner with a Virtual Assistant (VA), but are not really sure how a virtual assistant can help them grow their business – they don’t fully understand what services the VA provides. This is usually discussed during the client consultation process, but sometimes the client can still feel a little overwhelmed and are not sure about delegating their workload – in fact that is how one of my clients felt recently!

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Recession Business Start Up: Micro Business Co-op. | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Recession Business Start Up: Micro Business Co-op. by Stefan Töpfer on Dec 29, 2008. recession.jpg I'm thinking more and more about opportunities for people to start a small business, home business or a self-employed business during

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Updating to wordpress 2.7

Loosely Speaking

With each successful update of wordpress, the more comfortable you become when receiving weird fatal error messages, which cause your blog to crash completely until you decode and address them. I used the auto update option to bring

2008 130

Don't Forget That Even in This Job Market, You Can Still Negotiate a Job Offer

On The Job

If you've ever been out of work, you know the feeling when the job offer finally comes. You want to scream, cry, kiss the feet of the hiring manager and dance in the streets. You're a wild mix of emotions and yet it's never been more important that you think clearly and put your brain in charge.

What happens at the office Christmas party, stays at the office.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I always have a hard time deciding whether to go to the office Christmas party. It is not that I don't like my co-workers, because I do. The problem is that they are the people I work with and it is often hard to change gears and all of

2008 130

5 Reasons To Travel When You're Young - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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What To Do If You Lose Your Job! | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

What To Do If You Lose Your Job! by Stefan Töpfer on Dec 29, 2008. Violin070400003.jpg These days many ask, what to do if you lose your job? They know it is not easy to find a new job in this economic climate and are worried about

2008 191

Put a smile on that face

Loosely Speaking

Feeling too busy? Not busy enough? Maybe all you need is a little gingerbread house

2008 130

When You've Fallen and Can't Get Up

On The Job

I've been impressed by the number of blog posts I've read lately that urge people not to give in to despair in these despairing times, to remember that most of us have all that we really need: our friends, our family, our health.

2008 130

Are you worried about job security?

Laughing all the Way to Work

We are living in troubling economic times. The world economy seems to be having a melt down. Big companies are going down the tubes, people are losing their jobs and all of us are wondering what the future holds for us and is there hope

2008 130

Ten Simple Things We Should All Say More Often - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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Huge Timesaver ~ Get Clients to Self-Schedule!

Office Organization Success

Use a service such as TimeDriver [link]. Works with Outlook and Google calendar. Advantages: You create the available timeslots in your calendar (refer to Key 1 – Planning). You then send a link to your TimeDriver calendar to your client. Your client can only schedule in those times that YOU have made available in your calendar – by default they’re going to be working to YOUR schedule. There are no emails back and forth offering various timeslots – a huge timesaver in itself.

2008 106

Barter – The Way forward for Small Business during the credit.

The Small Business Blog

Barter – The Way forward for Small Business during the credit crunch? by Stefan Töpfer on Dec 09, 2008. In times of monetary crisis many small business owners, could consider bartering for products and services

2008 130

Redistributing your work-life balancing act?

Loosely Speaking

There's a clipboard on my desk (pictured beneath my furry assistant at right) that is more valuable than any tech tool in my office. Divided into two columns, at left is my actual and pending work list, and to the right are personal and

2008 130

The Perils of a Counteroffer

On The Job

You're trying not to grin like an idiot, but the truth is, you're feeling pretty full of yourself. In this rotten, stinky, abysmal economy -- you've been offered a job when you aren't even unemployed!

2008 130

Include Family in Your New Year’s Resolutions

Office Dynamics

Setting goals is a great way to nurture your growth. That’s why it’s important to make New Year’s resolutions for family if you want your family life to change and improve. Consider including these goals this year: Pare down activities. Families are busier than ever, so it’s important to make room for consistent togetherness time. For example, think about cutting back on activities so everyone can eat dinner together most nights. Build confidence in children’s strengths.

2008 109

10 Ways to Ruin Your Health and Die Young - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2008 213

The 2008 Holiday Giveaway Event … Grab your free gifts!

Office Organization Success

One of the joys of the holiday season is giving. Sharing with others is one of the true joys of life. So in the spirit of giving, I asked some of my friends and business associates what gifts they had that they could share with others. Well I was pleasantly surprised – with a very nice selection of gifts. Some of these gifts will help you improve your life – others will help you improve your business.

2008 106

Anyone can be an Administrative Assistant, right?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Here are the top qualities that an assistant must have: Be organized. Can I say that again – BE ORGANIZED! There is nothing more important for an assistant. An assistant's job is to organize the boss and in order to do that we must be

2008 100

All I need is $4.59

Loosely Speaking

I won't tell you how long it's been since I became a Google Adsense Publisher. But I WILL tell you I have only $4.59 to go until I reach the magical $100 earning threshold. Let's just say it's nothing to brag about, since it has taken

2008 130

What I Learned From the Generosity of Others

On The Job

This post is a bit different for me. Robert Hruzek at Middle Zone Musings put this challenge to me, and I decided to accept. Anyone can participate.) You'll note, however, that this post actually does have something to do with the workplace, and the difference one person can make on the job.

2008 130

So, you want to work with the 'Top-Dog?'

Office Dynamics

Getting Into the Executive Suite - you want to work with the Top Dog? Do you have high hopes of working for a President, Chairman, or CEO of an enterprise? Good for you. I had those aspirations when I graduated from high school and knew I wanted to go into the administrative profession. I wanted to reach for the stars! I wanted to work for the big dogs! I knew that type of position would be challenging, energizing, exciting, and have nice perks.

2008 109

20 Places to Find a Top Notch Virtual Assistant - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

2008 209

The Six Figure VA System … Is it for you?

Office Organization Success

Having been running my own virtual assistant practice for seven years, I’ve gotten pretty good at setting up systems, knowing what works and what doesn’t, and creating a practice that is full and even has a waiting list of clients wanting to work with me! So I was delighted when I was asked to be part of a team of great VAs and six-figure coach, Suzanne Evans, to joint venture on the Six Figure VA System. So, what is the Six Figure VA System?

2008 106

Deal with Paper Every Day; Don't Pile It

Clutter Coach

2008 100

5 Tips for Out-of-Work Freelancers

Loosely Speaking

Publisher's note: this post was contributed by by Kelly Kilpatrick, who writes on the subject of an MBA degree. She invites your feedback at kellykilpatrick24 at gmail dot com. A freelance job is a blessing in more ways than one – you

2008 100

Four Ways Your Job Can Save You Time and Money

On The Job

After opening my recent investment report, I decided that the thing should come equipped with a defibrillator and a tank of oxygen. That way I'd at least not hit the ground unprepared when I read how the *&%$ stock market has hit my portfolio. I know I'm not alone.

2008 130

Make Your Administrative Assistant Your Greatest Asset

Office Dynamics

In today’s fast-paced corporate world, many managers rely on the newest technology to help their company grow. Between e-mail, virtual assistants, palm pilots, high speed Internet connections and a host of other technological marvels, they mistakenly believe they are more independent than ever—making their own travel plans, faxing their own letters and scheduling their own meetings.

2008 100

Turn Yourself Into a Savvy Buyer While Christmas Shopping - by.

Dumb Little Man

2008 202

Time Management Strategies for the Holidays … Join Me?

Office Organization Success

Teleclass Topic: Time Management Strategies for the Holidays. Date: Thursday, December 11, 2008 at 11:00 am EST. Led by Tracey Lawton. . On this call I’ll be sharing with you effective and proven time management strategies to get you through this busy holiday season. . . With the information I’ll be sharing with you during this teleclass you can apply it all year round – not just during the holiday season.

2008 106

Making Notes on the Go

Clutter Coach

2008 100

Can you say “sidetracked?”

Loosely Speaking

I could blame it on the economy. Or I could explain how my child's recent health scare derailed my focus. Or I could share my heartfelt excitement over working into the wee hours, creating homespun (handknit) holiday gifts

2008 100

7 Random (and Sorta Weird) Facts About Me

On The Job

Right before the Thanksgiving holiday, Miriam Salpeter tagged me for this meme, but I was rushing out the door for time with family, so I'm just getting around to playing along. Here goes: 1. I know firsthand the pain of layoffs.

2008 130

Make Your Administrative Assistant Your Greatest Asset

Office Dynamics

In today’s fast-paced corporate world, many managers rely on the newest technology to help their company grow. Between e-mail, virtual assistants, palm pilots, high speed Internet connections and a host of other technological marvels, they mistakenly believe they are more independent than ever—making their own travel plans, faxing their own letters and scheduling their own meetings.

2008 100

3 Key Lessons We Can Learn From the One Minute Manager - by Dumb.

Dumb Little Man

2008 192

Biology and High Performance Teams

BioTeams

Listen to Ken Thompson and Lisa Kimball answer questions on how biological thinking can be used to make teams, networks, communities and groups more effective on a live call hosted by The Plexus Institute.

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