April, 2010

Women In The Workplace

The Small Business Blog

This weekend I watched a debate on BBC televisions' 'The Big Questions' about working mothers and their cost to small businesses. There were two very definitive sides in this debate; the small businesses saying they can't afford to pay

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Fight procrastination by eliminating distractions

Ian's Messy Desk

Procrastinators actively look for distractions, particularly ones that don't take a lot of commitment on their part. Checking e-mail is almost perfect for this purpose. They distract themselves as a way of regulating their emotions such

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 5 Important Rules for New Employees

On The Job

No one forgets their first job, just like no one forgets their first love. It's imprinted in our brains, part of what makes us who we are today. While many first jobs are tough -- who doesn't remember the boss yelling or co-workers

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Making Getting Up 15 Minutes Early Easier

Simple Productivity Blog

One thing I have read over and over about increasing productivity is to get up 15 minutes earlier. People claim to have done everything from completing a degree to writing a book during this extra 15 minutes

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The Importance of Customer Listening

Customers Rock!

(Note: This post is a reprise of an earlier Customers Rock! blog post, and one that was very popular with my readers. As customer listening has become a common topic recently, I felt it would be helpful to post it again, especially as it discusses NON social media listening.

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5 Easy Ways Kick-Start Your Daily Personal Productivity.

Productive & Organized

As you search for your ultimate personal productivity blueprint, don't forget to think about how you get going in the morning. There are some simple things that you can put in place to make sure you hit your full potential

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Why Do So Many Small Business Start-Ups Fail? | THE SMALL BUSINESS.

The Small Business Blog

Why Do So Many Small Business Start-Ups Fail? by Stefan Töpfer on Apr 07, 2010. Small business success. Starting a small business can be a worrying and daunting time for would-be entrepreneurs. With four out of five small business

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5 Steps You Must Take Now to Help Your Career

On The Job

I sort of feel like I've been holding my breath since last fall when the economy started to fall apart and people were losing their jobs right and left. While I've always taken the job of writing career advice seriously

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Creating Meal Time Sanity with Make-Ahead Meals

Simple Productivity Blog

I am tired of cooking. There, I said it out loud. Putting healthy meals on the table, day in and day out, is time-consuming and can be a bit tedious. Fast food isn'ta healthy option, and prepared meals from the grocery are not much

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Expert’s Corner: Delivering Voice of the Customer

Customers Rock!

Recently on Customers Rock! Radio , I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Richard Owen, CEO of Satmetrix.

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Your Etiquette Practice Could be Killing Your Productivity

Productive & Organized

Stephanie Calahan 2 Today I received a really nice note from one of my contacts, Amy Humphreys, at Illinois State University. Last month I presented and emceed at a College of Business event on business etiquette

How Working From Home Can Work For You

The Small Business Blog

As regular readers of my blog will know I strongly believe that working from home is one of the best ways to do business. Not only have I worked from home for over ten years, but the majority of my staff at WinWeb.com also work from

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Guide to Membership Retention and Strategies | Internet Marketing.

Andrea Kalli

Aren't membership sites great? Using membership retention and strategies to keep current members engaged is important. There are many valuable members

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What toll has workplace stress taken on your life?

On The Job

Since last October, it seems like every time I interview someone they're sick, just getting sick -- or coming off a bout of illness that has lasted weeks. I've heard people cough so hard I thought they would hack up a lung

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Practical Productivity: How To Quickly Clean a Messy Microwave

Simple Productivity Blog

How To De-gunk A Microwave. Fill the measuring cup with cold water. Add a hefty amount of lemon juice. Put the cup in the microwave, and on high power, nuke the water until it has boiled (full boil) for about 10 seconds

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5 Ways to Free Up Room on Your Brain's Hard Drive

Ian's Messy Desk

can: you to: Give you error messages. Make mistakes; Forget to do something; Things start “slipping through the crack”. Run Slower; Take longer to process tasks and information. Slow down; Become mentally or physically sluggish

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Know Your Customer

Make or Break Moments

I am still laughing. I got an email from a singles website for people over 50: Senior People Meet. Curious, I went out and started to fill out the application. Hey, it was free, it's Saturday, what else do I have to do with my time

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The Zen of Social Media Marketing

The Small Business Blog

I'ma great believer in social media as an avenue through which small businesses can build a customer base and engage with influencers within their specific sector. Entrepreneur, Shama Kabani (formerly Hyder) also believes in social

Action Steps to Accomplish Your Goals | Internet Marketing.

Andrea Kalli

Most of us have goals we'd like to accomplish, but many of us will never do so because we don't know how to turn them from wishes into reality. This article

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: How Badly Do You Need Time Off?

On The Job

The day before I left for vacation a couple of weeks ago, I was trying to finish my work, pack for my family, clean the house for the house sitter and figure out what that weird smell was coming from my refrigerator

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My Secrets of Productivity: A Day in the Life Conclusion

Simple Productivity Blog

A friend of mine remarked that my daily schedule must be very empty for me to accomplish all that I do. You have a simple life, right? That's why you have so much time.” While I do try to simplify my life, that doesn't mean it's empty

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8 Ways to Calm Nerves When Give a Speech

Ian's Messy Desk

Anxiety is a natural state that exists any time we are under stress. Giving a presentation normally causes stress. When this happens, the speaker experiences symptoms such as a nervous stomach, sweating, tremors in the hands and legs

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Age of Conversation 3 Author Spotlights

Make or Break Moments

Do you have May 1, 2010 on your calendar? You should. In just a couple weeks the third installment of Age of Conversation hits the bookstores, Amazon and Kindle. This time the focus is on Social Media. One of the authors, Rick Liebling

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Top 5 Tips for Small Business Taxation

The Small Business Blog

The top 5 tips weekly post is always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Seek advice from a tax professional – although it won't be free, ultimately it will save you time and money

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Tips for Managing Incoming Emails from Customers

Andrea Kalli

On the social web, managing customer relations is one of the most vital skills any internet businessperson can possess. While ten years ago, managing email could have been a secondary consideration, today it is absolutely vital to keep

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SMART Goals for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Guest blogger Kathy Tosoian shares a blog about SMART goals. How many times have we heard someone say, "I need to lose weight," or "I'm going to start college this year," or "I want to be promoted to Office Manager sometime soon"?

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A Day In the Life: Getting Things Done Part IV: Weekends

Simple Productivity Blog

A friend of mine said that my daily schedule must be very empty for me to accomplish all that I do. You have a simple life, right? That's why you have so much time.” While I do try to simplify my life, that doesn't mean it's empty

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Complete Your First Book with these 9 Simple Writing Habits - by.

Dumb Little Man

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Get Organized and Lose Weight!

Productive & Organized

Scale1 At the end of every year individuals across the world make New Year's Resolutions for the upcoming year. Weight loss is always on the top 10 of those resolution lists. It is likely that you had weight loss on your list for 2010

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Planned European Webserver Outage

The Small Business Blog

Today, on Wednesday April 27th between 19:00 and 21:00 BST WinWeb.com will take their European Webservers off line for a duration of approximately one hour. The reason for this is necessary maintenance and a server upgrade ready for

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Preparing for the Phone Interview

Job Advice Blog

It has become commonplace for companies to conduct phone interviews before bringing candidates in for a full screen. This has become a good way to identify unsuitable candidates and avoid wasting time. Many of my clients have asked me

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Make or Break Moments on Paper

Make or Break Moments

I had the opportunity to spend the evening with three other women for the purpose of selecting a winner of a $1000 college scholarship. Jo-Ann McFearin, a highly celebrated and successful Howard Hanna real estate genius, is a customer

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Keeping a car clean

Simple Productivity Blog

It seems to be a universal theme: add children to a family, and the family car deteriorates. Little kids are messy; it's in their nature. Add food, crayons and sippy cups to little kids in the car, and you will have a mess

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The Hard Truths About Building Your Own Success - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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Procrastination Carries Big Costs

Ian's Messy Desk

This is post 9 of my series: Inside the Mind of a Procrastinator. There are big costs to procrastination. Health is one. Just over the course of a single academic term, procrastinating college students had such evidence of compromised

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Is Your Small Business Worth Shouting About?

The Small Business Blog

As regular readers of my blog you will know that I am passionate about small businesses, and want to see the awful mortality rate of small businesses fall dramatically. That is why my company, WinWeb.com, have started a regular feature

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IVAA summit – day 1 – morning tidbit – #ivaa10

Andrea Kalli

Listen or Download. Andrea Kalli Certified Internet and Social Marketing VA. WishList – Wordpress Membership Sites and Retention Strategies. MATERIAL CONNECTION DISCLOSURE: You should assume that I, Andrea Kalli, have an affiliate

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