Sat.Jan 03, 2015 - Fri.Jan 09, 2015

A day in the life: Rebecca-Monique Williams, Adaptive Lab

Practically Perfect PA

What are the main aspects of your role? I have a dual role: my primary responsibility is being the PA to the managing director.

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The Reason We Don’t Reach Our Goals

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the first ways to go about reaching a goal is to crystallize it in our minds so that we are clear about what we are trying to have/do/be. Then the next is to break it down into manageable steps.

2015 237

Don't Make Us Slog Through Long Sentences

Business Writing

People often complain about jargon slowing down and confusing readers. But long sentences create as much drag on readers as unexplained abbreviations. This opening sentence from a recent news article throws too much at readers at once: The frustration and. Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

2015 234

How Successful People Overcome Failure

On The Job

There are several things in your career that are fairly well guaranteed: At some point you will work for an idiot ; you will be convinced human resources is populated by Death Eaters; and you will experience failure.

2015 223

Tips on transitioning your career

Practically Perfect PA

As a PA you know you have the organisational skills to rule the world and actually know your company well enough do half the jobs in the place if push came to shove.

2015 235

How Should I Legally Structure My Startup Business?

The Small Business Blog

Along with the countless other things a start-up has to deal with when setting up a company, there is the major decision of how the company should trade legally. Establishing it correctly at the outset is crucial and could eliminate many issues along the way.

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Guest Post at Productive Super Dad

Simple Productivity Blog

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Are You Still Struggling to Get Clients?

Office Organization Success

Have you ever wanted to create a marketing plan so that you would know exactly what to do to get more clients? Well now is your chance: GET CLIENTS NOW! 28-day marketing plan.

2015 191

CES: Everything is Better With Bluetooth (and Sensors)

Small Business Labs

Fans of the TV show the Big Bang Theory know that everything is better with Buetooth (see the clip below). Evidently the consumer electronics industry agrees and also thinks sensors make everthing better.

2015 189

Results of the 2014 Solopreneur Survey: Quality of Life is Up, Expectations are Up, Facebook is Down

The Solopreneur Life

Q uality of life improved for solopreneurs in 2014, solopreneurs have high expectations for 2015, and Facebook has fallen out of favor. Those are among the key findings in The Solopreneur Life 2014 End-of-Year Survey.

2015 185

Top 9 Lifehack Blogs to Motivate and Inspire You in 2015

Dumb Little Man

2014 comes to its end, and we all try to make some conclusions and plans on what we’ve done right or wrong and what we should do to make 2015 the best and most profitable year ever. As we all know, if you want to change your life – start with changing yourself.

2015 285

Tips for Boosting Productivity in 2015

On The Job

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2015 183

5 Essential Tips for Marketing Your Green Business

Eco-Office Gals

Are you a green company, or are you just trying to attract a new segment of buyers? The truth is, many companies are a little bit of both. Green industry is still on the upswing, and the market is big enough to interest all types of business. However, as more companies get into it for the money, consumers are becoming pickier about who they use and why.

2015 181

Thursday From The Trenches Episode 6

Simple Productivity Blog

In this episode I talk about what my grandfather called (punnily) "Condiment Time". The post Thursday From The Trenches Episode 6 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

2015 181

5 Things 2014 Taught Me Plus 1

Dumb Little Man

I honestly said I was through with doing any major posts, blogs or articles about making changes in the New Year. It’s not that I don’t think they help, I feel they have a place if the person reading it is ready to do the work.

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A Super-Cool Niche Art Business: Martin Bruckner’s Spaghetti Toes

The Solopreneur Life

O K, you’re going to love this niche art business. Martin Bruckner lives in Omaha, Nebraska with his wife and daughter. Bruckner launched a Tumblr site — Spaghetti Toes — that’s dedicated to the absurd things he hears under his roof on a daily basis.

2015 175

12 Perspectives To Embrace This New Year

Productivity Bits

If you are like most productivity-aware people, chances are you already have penned down goals or "things" that you want to accomplish this year. Most have theirs when the last quarter kicked in last year. You constructed these goals in a way that each one is geared towards you becoming a better person than last year - more or less. You probably have an execution plan on how to accomplish them in manner that WINNING is the only result expected.

2015 171

New Productivity Forms: January 2015

Simple Productivity Blog

January is about cold and snow. Even though I live on the coast of Virginia and snow is a rare occurence, I love the idea of a snow covered landscape (the reality, not so much). This month''s forms feature a snow-covered landscape and a cool color scheme to fit the month.

2015 181

5 Killer Reasons For Quitting The Day Job

Dumb Little Man

I was keeping a list of the reasons I could use to justify handing my notice in. It included such gems as one of the office toilets getting regularly blocked (#13) and the lack of decaf coffee available in floor 2 drinks machine (#9). It was quite a long list but I never used it.

2015 278

Eugene Schwartz’s 5th Rule of Great Marketing (Unabridged)

The Solopreneur Life

E ugene Schwartz was a marketer and copywriter. His sales copy and letters generated more than $150 million in sales. Later he became a renowned collector of modern art. Schwartz was born on March 28, 1927, in Butte, Montana and studied at the University of Washington.

2015 171

Technology of the week: Eventbrite

Practically Perfect PA

What is Eventbrite? Eventbrite is a well established event management platform for all different types of events. The website also has a search function for events taking place in their industry and location. What does it do? Eventbrite has a number of features.

2015 170

Consolidate Files With MultCloud

Simple Productivity Blog

Sometimes you just need a simple solution. Like when you''re trying to remember in which cloud storage you stashed a particular file. Instead of going through each one, wouldn''t it be great if there was one place you could look that had all of them? There is. And it''s called Multcloud.

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Why is it so Difficult to Adapt to Change in Business?

Dumb Little Man

The great industrialist Henry Ford once said “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” ” For all intents and purposes, he may or may not have been referring to the concept of change and the importance of it.

2015 273

To Create Products and Services That People Want, Focus on Customer Gains

The Solopreneur Life

I n my 21 years as a solopreneur, I’ve learned that when I focus on customer pain and customer gains, I’m more likely to create products and services that people actually want to buy. Below are questions I use to think of ways to create customer gains.

2015 162

The Year the Job Broke (and the Year We Start Fixing It)

Small Business Labs

The Pacific Standard's interesting article What Was the Job? claims 2014 was the year the job broke. By that they mean 2014 was the year we accepted a re-interpretation of the traditional job's fundamental bargain and "bought in to the push to get us to all work for ourselves rather than each other" Key quote: The job was once something we felt we could depend on.

2015 152

Sponsor Post, January 2013

Simple Productivity Blog

In January, my sponsors feature those that can help you take charge of various aspects of your life. The post Sponsor Post, January 2013 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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Accept or Shift Your Primary Commitments to Reach Your Goals With Ease!

Virtual Moxie

The brilliant Alice Inoue of Happiness U wrote a smart post about why people don’t reach their goals. I loved it, wanted to share it, and felt called to add one more piece to the discussion in case it’s helpful. Be sure to read it, then come back and continue to read my post.

2015 216

Study Reveals the Best and Worst B2B Customer Conversion Channels

The Solopreneur Life

H ave you finished your sales-and-marketing plan for 2015? Awesome! But you might want to make changes, after you read the findings from a study conducted by

2015 157

Practically Perfect PA Giveaway: DiamondAir Winner

Practically Perfect PA

Thank you to everyone who entered the DiamondAir competition! I can now announce the winner … drum roll please… it is: Sophia Hutchings. Congratulations Sophia! We will contact you to get your details. DiamondAir International.

2015 151

Open Loops 1/9/2015

Simple Productivity Blog

On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I highlight articles on making daily unpleasantness less unpleasant; wrist wrests and the damage they do; how to cut cable; making a daily practice.

2015 163

Questions on the Rise of the 1099 Economy

Small Business Labs

I did an interview  with the folks at Zen99 last week.  Zen99 is a Y-Combinator backed startup that provides tax and insurance tools for independent contractors.    They also offer advice through online guides at Zen99 University , which is where the interview appeared. The interview covered a lot of ground related to the growing freelance economy. But based on the parts they highlighted, the folks at Zen99 seemed to find the following points of most interest.

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To Create Products and Services That People Want, Focus on Customer Pain

The Solopreneur Life

I n my 21 years as a solopreneur, I’ve learned that when I focus on my customers’ pain, I’m more likely to create products and services that people actually want to buy. Below are questions I use to think of ways to eliminate customer pain.

2015 146

Is office technology taking admin jobs?

Office Dynamics

Is office technology playing more and more of your admin role? by MARY ELLEN SLAYTER on DECEMBER 30, 2014 8:00AM. in ADMIN PRO FORUM. Question: “Not that I want to be out of work, but it seems to me that technology has now given my boss plenty of tools to fend for himself in a lot of areas.

2015 178

How Safe is your Company from Losing Credibility?

Small Business CEO

Carmakers that need to recall defective vehicles lose credibility. Multinational banks busted for bribing foreign officials lose credibility. And brand name designers busted for running sweatshops in third world countries lose credibility.

2015 103

Are You an Overdoer Procrastinator?

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2009-05-29 13:30:47. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This is the second part of my series on Linda Sapadin's six procrastination styles, based on her book, It's About Time! Last year I wrote about perfectionism. Today's style is overdoing. The other styles are the dreamer, the defier, the worrier and the crisis-maker. People who are overdoers: feel they have to do more work than others to prove themselves, even if it's too much to handle.

2015 100

App Review: Reflect


Didn’t I save this to Evernote? I’ve wondered about that question many times and after some tinkering with Reflect ( ) I can say that, yes…I have. Reflect lets you review your Evernote notes on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis.

2015 109

The Truth about Content-Writing Mastery

Men With Pens

We all know how we''d like to feel when we write. We want to be transcendent. We want to craft breathtakingly compelling content that brings us piles of comments and eager new clients.

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