Sat.Jul 27, 2013 - Fri.Aug 02, 2013

No Time To Workout? 5 Ways Busy People Can Keep a Consistent Workout Schedule.

Dumb Little Man

You no doubt already know that you should be making your health and fitness a top priority in your life no matter what. After all, you only have one body, and the better care you take of it now, the easier it will be to stay healthy and fit in the long run.

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Covering cover letters

Practically Perfect PA

I updated my LinkedIn profile the other day, for no particular reason other than it was a bit dull. I then went on a mad CV updating, portfolio organising frenzy.

Setting up an Eco Friendly Online Marketing Business

Eco-Office Gals

The workplace can be a wasteful environment if the right steps aren’t taken to limit the amount of waste produced. However, if an office has a collective goal to reduce the amount of unwanted waste, it can become significantly more environmentally friendly.

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How to Get your Project Back on Track

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Get your Project Back on Track appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. No matter how much planning you put into projects, things can get off track pretty easily. In fact, it’s standard practice to build buffers into the variables of a project to allow of delays and over-runs.

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Life Is Stressful! Here Are 17 Ways to Relax and Reduce Stress at Home That Anyone Can Use.

Dumb Little Man

These days, our lives are more stressful than ever, or at least it seems that way. Many of us are working longer hours for less money and facing all kinds of stress, so it’s no wonder that we find it hard to unwind and relax when we get home.

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Picking up skills along the EA career path

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve been an EA for quite some time now, in fact I started working in 2003 so it has been a decade.

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Should you Refill or Replace Old ce255a Ink Cartridges?

Eco-Office Gals

One of the many dilemmas that people face with their ce255a ink cartridges is whether to replace or refill them.

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Ditch the 5-Hour Energy: 5 Natural Ways to Energize

Dumb Little Man

Ah, caffeine: the world’s favorite pick-me-up. Whether in the form of coffee, tea, or increasingly fashionable energy drinks, many of us rely on caffeine every day for a quick energy fix.

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"Got Questions?": How to Invite Inquiries Concisely

Business Writing

I have been fighting the conciseness battle alongside people in my business writing courses. They want to know how to make their writing clear, concise, and friendly--all at the same time. Sample situation: Sometimes the close of an email, letter, Courteous Writing Email Etiquette

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Electric Cars and the Hybrid market – Is Going Green worth It?

Eco-Office Gals

The times – they are a changing! Gone are the days when gasoline prices were so low that you didn’t have to think twice before tanking up. Increasing gas prices accompanied by rising costs of other essentials have made life for the average Joe pretty difficult – on road as well as at home.

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Why the Love of the Gmail Tabbed Inbox is Good News For Marketers

Virtual Moxie

Gmail. I just do. I love how it works, I love how easy it is, I love that it’s ubiquitous, I love the interface…I just love it. Like a whole slew of people, I got the new tabbed inbox last week.

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Do You Know Life's Unstoppable Formula?

Dumb Little Man

Life’s best formula is to dream big, set achievable (medium) goals, and then break the goals down into small steps. Here’s why. Big Dreams Give You Room To Expand. Your dreams are your guiding star. But if your guiding star is right in front of your feet, you won't know what to do next.

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Seriously, What Are You Waiting For?

Productive & Organized

What Are You Waiting For? The next certification? Until you know more? Until your list is bigger? Until your book is done? Until you lose 20 pounds? Until. I talk to so many amazing people that are holding off creating their programs because they don't have the "perfect" circumstances. 

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Going Green In The Office Can Be Fun

Eco-Office Gals

Let’s face it. With all of the news stories about the environment being harmed by human consumption and waste, the average consumer can get the impression that in order to fix the planet we have to stop doing anything fun.

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How to Turn at Internships Into a Job Offer

On The Job

Most summer interns are now about halfway through their stint, and the tension may be building for many who hope their hard work will pay off with a full-time job.

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Five Reasons to Think Before You Speak

Dumb Little Man

Last week, I was about to walk into a Whole Foods while a twenty-something year-old man was heading out. I was carrying a gym bag, a purse and a couple branded shopping totes for the items I expected to pick up. In other words, my hands were more than full.

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Being Clumsy, Taking Risks, and Shifting Your Story

Eat Your Career

I’ve probably never mentioned this before (for obvious reasons)…but I’m a little accident-prone. I’m very good at breaking things, including the occasional body part. I’m awkward and clumsy and inelegant.

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Feisty Enterprise Tip #12: Get Into Networks That Give You Know-How and Fun

The Small Business Blog

Choose carefully with your business networks. Informal networks may be best. Most business networking meetings are an absolute waste of time. It doesn’t matter whether they are online or offline, time is the one resource you cannot afford to waste.

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How to Become a Better Writer

On The Job

Chances are that you spend much of your day writing. Whether it’s crafting a project update report or sending an email, your written communications are often a big part of your professional life. What you may not realize, however, is how that writing can make or break your career.

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8 Top Productivity Apps for Your Smartphone Can Help Make Your Life Easier, More Productive and More Organized

Dumb Little Man

Are you so busy that you fear you could lose your head if it wasn’t attached to your neck? This list of eight top productivity apps for your smartphone can help make your life not only easier, but a lot more organized. It’s rather simple. The more organized you are, the easier life is.

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Summer is a Good Time to Review Your Financial Management System

Office Organization Success

I had a great trip to Portland last week. The fashion event was fabulous. But now I’m glad to be home knowing that I’m not going anywhere for a while. I can’t believe that in just a few short weeks the boys will all be heading back to school … the summer seems to have gone by so fast. We’ll be going school supplies shopping next week. Seems like I’m not the only one who’s ready for the new school year to begin.

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Book Review: Work Women Want

The Small Business Blog

Recently I read a business book that I really enjoyed. The author, small business owner Jennifer Forest, worked from home following the birth of her children and set out to make that the topic of her latest book.

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The Solopreneur Life

T oday is the public launch of, a new offering from The Solopreneur Life. The Q&A below explains what is all about. Who Is For? Businesses that want to sell products and services to solopreneurs.

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Achieve Your Goals and Get Rid Of Those Limiting Beliefs by Asking 3 Simple Questions

Dumb Little Man

Friedemann Schaub, author of “The Fear & Anxiety Solution” (Sounds True Publications, 2012) , states that one of the biggest causes of fear and anxiety that surrounds our daily lives is self-limiting beliefs.

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3 Keys to Building a Profitable E-mail List

Office Organization Success

The easiest and most effective way to follow up and nurture relationships with your clients and potential clients is to build an e-mail list of people who have “opted in” and given you permission to send them e-mails. With a profitable e-mail list you can: Fill your seminars and programs. Attract more clients and sales. Turn current clients into repeat clients. Promote other peoples’ programs that you believe in and earn $1,000?s s in affiliate commissions.

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Top 5 Tips for Crowdfunding

The Small Business Blog

It is now potentially easier than ever to raise startup capital and get a great business off the ground. Crowdfunding has been made accessible to every entrepreneur via the internet and this is good news for anyone that has an amazing idea but lacks the resources to actually turn it into a business.

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Happy Birthday Saleabration--Save BIG on Our Virtual Assistant Trainings!

Virtual Moxie

. As brilliant as I can be, there are times when I''ve compartmentalized things so cleanly, that I can''t connect my own dots.

Take It and Like It! 5 Life Lessons Learned from Hardboiled, Tough-Guy Detectives.

Dumb Little Man

“Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. ”. Raymond Chandler. . Most lessons learned from hard-boiled detective novels are fast, ugly, and taught at the wrong end of a gun barrel.

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Intuit Contest: Winner Gets Free Superbowl TV Ad

Small Business Labs

Intuit is conducting a really cool small business contest called Small Business Big Game.  The winner gets a free 30 second commercial during the 2014 Superbowl.

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Infographic: Monsterpreneurship

The Small Business Blog

Time for a bit of Friday fun before the weekend! Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes. Do you think that any characteristics of your personality resemble some of these “monsterpreneurs“?

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Setting Boundaries with Clients — the Good, the Bad and Even the Ugly Ones

Step It Up VA Coaching

Here’s a question for you. When was the last time you hired a service provider, say an attorney or a mechanic and you were able to set their schedule for them? Or had them drop everything and come running every time you called? My guess is—probably never.

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How To Battle The 5 Powers of a Real-Life Zombie

Dumb Little Man

George Romero started something big when he produced Night Of The Living Dead back in 1968. Not only did he create a legacy for himself and develop a new horror sub-genre, but he also refined the term “zombie”.

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Boston Summit & Its Impact On Green Business Engagement Programs

Eco-Office Gals

Nearly one month has passed since the Boston summit that was attended by as many as 21 business engagement programs across the country. Such national association is unprecedented in terms of growth for green businesses.

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Infographic: Startup Trends

The Small Business Blog

The world of startups moves at a very rapid pace and there is no guarantee that something which is hot now will still be hot six months down the line. Are you up-to-date with the latest startup trends?

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Pet Humanization and the Quantified Dog

Small Business Labs

An alert reader sent me to the article  Market Trends Show the Power of Pet Humanization. It's from the research folks at Packaged Facts. They do studies on consumer markets, including pet spending. They recently released their 2013 - 2014 U.S. Pet Market Outlook.

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Worried About Job Security? Use These Tips To Become Immune To Layoffs In A Tough Economy.

Dumb Little Man

How secure is my job? Can I rely on my source of income in the future? With the economy in the sorry state it is in, these are questions we all ask ourselves far too often.

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Administrative/Clerical: Do Rewards and Recognition Really Motivate?

Office Dynamics

Whether you''re helping your boss create motivational tools for your department, or designing a rewards program for your clerical staff, it''s tempting to assume that cash is king.

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