July, 2010

Some BIG News To Share

ProAssisting Blog

Yep, your eyes are not deceiving you… that's Baby Bull sucking its thumb! Stephanie and I are thrilled to announce that we are expecting at the beginning of November. Needless to say, life has gotten a little bit crazy real quick in the

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51 Ways to Break a Limiting Belief

Eat Your Career

Are limiting beliefs preventing you from achieving the personal and professional success you deserve? Discover 51 simple strategies for breaking limiting beliefs and free yourself once and for all

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The Trend Towards US Manufacturing

Small Business Labs

The New York Times article Is Manufacturing Coming Back to the US? discusses the increasing and hidden costs of manufacturing in China, resulting in manufacturing in the US becoming more cost effective. Chinese manufacturing costs are

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10 Tips to Help Keep Your Desk Clean

Ian's Messy Desk

This is one of the more popular posts at Ian's Messy Desk. I'm reposting with some update information. How much stuff do you have sitting on your desk or in your work area? A while back, Coopers & Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers

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6 Simple Ways to Eliminate Your Excuses - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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The Green Challenge Giveaway

Eco-Office Gals

A Distinctive Style Magazine is offering a wonderful giveaway to their readers and I am honored to share it with you! All you have to do is tell them in 250 words or less what your Green Challenge has been so far this year and how you conquered it, therefore reducing your carbon footprint.

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How To Take Advantage Of The 80/20 Rule

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r.

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More Trending

Do Small Businesses Still Need a Website?

Small Business Labs

One of the more interesting web trends is the shift away from traditional websites. The dramatic growth in social media use - especially Facebook - is resulting in more small businesses choosing to use social media sites as their

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5 Keys to Business Success?

Tips From T. Marie

Occasionally I’m asked to do interviews related to my business. Most of them ask similar questions, how did you start, when did you get your first client, what you did for marketing… but recently one of these interviews asked me what I thought were the five keys to success.

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7 Reasons Why You Are Time Poor - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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Green Gem of the Week: Sarva Soap

Eco-Office Gals

Our Green Gem of the Week is Sarva Soap. Sarva soap is an award winning soap company owned and operated by Michelle Gilbert. I have had the pleasure of “virtually&# knowing and working with Michelle for almost 2 years.

2010 213

Sleep on Your To-Do List to Get Things Done

Ian's Messy Desk

To-do list getting a little long? Do you have problems remembering all you need to do? Take the list to bed with you. New research suggests, when planning for tomorrow's to-do's, sleeping on it will make you more likely to get things

2010 176

Bad Career Advice: It's Not WHAT You Know, It's WHO You Know

Eat Your Career

Speed Networking This is post is part of my Bad Career Advice series in which I expose outdated, clichéd, and counterproductive advice for exactly what it is. This is perhaps one of the most frequently repeated pieces of bad career

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Is Facebook Replacing Traditional Websites?

Small Business Labs

Yesterday's post Do Small Businesses Still Need a Website? generated more traffic and emails than usual. The general consensus from the feedback is that despite the growth of social media, having a traditional website is still a good

AZVAs Podcast 5: Building Relationships with other Small Businesses

Loosely Speaking

July 2010 Podcast Program Notes. To listen, scroll to the bottom of this post. Just for you iPod users, AZVAs the Podcast is also found in the podcast directory at the iTunes Store (FREE!). Here’s that link: [link].

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12 Ways To Build Your Business While Keeping Your Family First.

Dumb Little Man

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Guest Post: 5 Indispensable iPhone Apps for Virtual Assistants

Eco-Office Gals

If you are hoping to stand out from the rest as a highly regarded, top quality virtual assistant, then you must realize that it is essential for you to have on hand all tools and resources that assist your clients in getting work done faster and easier.

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Getting Things Done With StickySorter

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. The Function of an organization system is primarily to supply the reminders you need to see when you need to see them. David Allen.

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Career Management: Defining the Process and Purpose

Eat Your Career

The term “career management” is a bit abstract for some people. It sounds like this fluffy, indefinable concept that doesn't really mean a whole lot. In reality, career management is a very significant and specific process that

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Business Incubators Versus Coworking Spaces

Small Business Labs

An interesting trend we're seeing is business incubators offering coworking options, and at the same time coworking facilities are offering incubator-like services. The overlap is being driven by the growing number of early stage

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How to Change Your Life

Ian's Messy Desk

Tips for Life Changes. Can people really change? We tend to assume that circumstances change easily and often, but that people change rarely, slowly, and with great difficulty. But these assumptions are wrong

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Give Yourself a Break – and Become More Productive - by Dumb.

Dumb Little Man

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Green Gem of the Week: Staybull Flooring™

Eco-Office Gals

In the past, if you wanted to use wood for your green home, you were forced to use reclaimed flooring that was salvaged from old barns and warehouses. Reclaimed flooring really shines in traditional design aesthetics where a more rustic look is desired. What if you’re aiming for a newer look?

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Are you keeping your kids safe on Facebook?

Virtual Moxie

While suspecting that most VAs who read VMoxie are pretty social-media savvy, and probably use SM—including Facebook--to their own, and their clients' business advantages, I wondered how many are savvy when it comes to keeping their own

The Slow Cooked Career | Eat Your Career

Eat Your Career

Previously, I shared my thoughts on what I like to call “The Fast Food Career”. The lesson was that – in food and in life - the easy, fast, convenient path isn't always the best. It might keep you from going hungry, but it won't truly

2010 168

Is Sam's Club the Answer to the Small Business Credit Crunch?

Small Business Labs

The lack of small business credit availability is, obviously, a huge issue these days. Lending standards have gotten tighter, banks have reduced their credit offerings and many small businesses report they can't get the credit they need

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10 Tips for a Killer Presentation

Ian's Messy Desk

It's easy to compound our innate fear of public speaking by delivering a really bad presentation. There's nothing worse than fighting the nervous butterflies in your stomach and seeing the glazed-eyes look of your audience as you slowly

2010 158

How to Walk a Mile in Someone Else's Shoes - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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Ginny’s GMW Giveaway Review Part 2

Eco-Office Gals

I hope everyone enjoyed reading about the wonderful personal care products I received. Part two will focus on everything else. I got the cream cleanser from EcoStore USA. It is a cleanser that can be used to clean just about any surface.

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Make or Break Moments Recognized

Make or Break Moments

I just learned that Make or Break Moments has been recognized as one of the Top Customer Service blogs for 2010 by Awarding the Web sponsored by Online MBA programs. I am thrilled! Thank you so much for this recognition

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6 Tips for Getting More Rest at Work

On The Job

I once was in a museum and watched a guard cross his feet and arms, lean back against a wall -- and go sound asleep. I couldn't believe it -- surely he was just resting his eyes? But then I heard the unmistakable sounds of soft snores

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Venture Capital at Mid-Life

Small Business Labs

Mid-life Crisis? Venture Capital Acts its Age from Knowledge at Wharton is a good summary of the issues facing the venture capital industry. A quick summary is: too many funds; funds are too big; too much capital chasing good deals

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5 Tips for Handling Unwanted Workplace Visitors

Ian's Messy Desk

You've got a full hour between meetings. Plenty of time to put the finishing touches on the month end staffing report. You pull up the spreadsheet, print off your boss's e-mailed comments, dig out your notes from the last meeting and

2010 158

How to Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude - by Dumb Little Man

Dumb Little Man

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Reader Poll: Eco-Office Gals New Theme

Eco-Office Gals

So, it’s been a few weeks since Eco-Office Gals Launched the new site design and I’m curious as to what you think of it. Mind taking a second of your time to let me know? Thanks! Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. Post from: Eco-Office Gals Reader Poll: Eco-Office Gals New Theme. Share and Enjoy: Tags: Eco-Office Gals

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The Compartmentalization of Life

Eat Your Career

The container store After completing nutrition school, I worked for a short time as a weight loss counselor. My clients were about 99 percent female and my job was to help them meet their weight loss goals

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10 Reasons Why You Need To Establish Your Online Identity

Productivity Bits

Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. If you are on the mid-level of your career, it is most likely that your job now is not going to be the same job that you will have until retirement.

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