Sat.Feb 22, 2014 - Fri.Feb 28, 2014

Pay Gap Closing for Millennial Women

Small Business Labs

According to recent government data and reported by Pew Research , women aged 25-34 are nearing wage parity with men of the same age.

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10 nice touches: hotels

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few years I’ve stayed in many many hotels and I can honestly say the quality can vary enormously.

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3 Quick Steps to Preventing Clutter

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 3 Quick Steps to Preventing Clutter appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. If you want to prevent clutter, you have to be preemptive. Before you add an item to your home, office, yard, workspace, etc., ask yourself three questions. Are you going to use it?

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5 Daily Habits That Will Make You A More Positive and Happy Person

Dumb Little Man

When was the last time someone said that you were too positive? Never. The reason is that we can’t be. The key to success in anyone’s life is how happy we are. We may be the wealthiest person on our street, but if we’re miserable, we are far from successful.

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It's Not Enough to be Brilliant. You Have to Share it.

Virtual Moxie

Brilliance…we all have it, and it deserves to be shared as it does nothing just caged up inside of us. I didn’t always believe that. Back in the day, even reading Marianne Williamson’s famous quote over and over didn’t help me think I had something worth offering.

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Shall we try something new…

Practically Perfect PA

Every time an out of office meeting is required, I usually turn to my tried and tested hotel and conference directory. These are venues that I have personally visited and most importantly, have been approved by my boss. We do this, because we trust what we know.

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Fewer Americans See Themselves as Middle Class

Small Business Labs

According to a recent study by Pew Research , only 44% of Americans self-identify as being middle class. As the study chart below shows, this is down from 53% prior to the Great Recession.

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The Morning Pages: A Tool for Unlocking Your Creativity

The Solopreneur Life

“T he Artist’s Way” is perhaps the definitive book on the subject of creativity.

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Practically Perfect PA visits: Hampton Inn and Suites Myrtle Beach

Practically Perfect PA

Making my way down to expected warmth of Myrtle Beach from a very cold Washington DC was much needed and it was especially nice to be picked up from the airport by the Hampton Inn and Suites’s shuttle bus.

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5 Reasons You’re Losing Clients to the Competition

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Business Tips. Marketing Your Biz Admit it. It’s happened to you. It’s happened to all of us. You’ve invested time and effort wooing a potential new client, pulling out all the stops to impress them during your phone consultation.

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Don’t Just Do Something. Sit there!

Dumb Little Man

It might seem counter-intuitive, but I have found that really sinking into downtime can boost productivity. Scientists have backed this up.

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Finland’s Urpo Ylönen: The Goalie Coach Who Found a Niche on the Ice

The Solopreneur Life

T he Niche: Teaching young hockey players in Finland how to be goaltenders. The Man: He’s called the High Priest, the Yoda, the Obi-Wan-Kenobi, The Oracle, The Zenmaster of goalie coaches.

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Free Coaching Call: February 2014

Eat Your Career

In case you missed it, I hosted my quarterly free coaching call a little while back. You can listen to the recording using the audio player below or download the MP3 if you’d like. Please note: The sound quality isn’t perfect.

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How to Promote Yourself Without Being an Obnoxious Braggart

On The Job

We''re often told that if we want to get ahead in our careers, we must learn to promote ourselves.

Interview Tips: What Not To Say During Your Next Job Interview

Dumb Little Man

Your interview can help you secure the position of your dreams, or it can also sabotage your efforts by saying the wrong things.

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The Business Creed: What It Is and How It Can Help You Attract Your Best Customers

The Solopreneur Life

W riting a creed, living by it, and proclaiming it is a sure way to attract and bond with your true believers, your kindred spirits, your best customers, according to acclaimed marketer and copywriter Gary Bencivenga.

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Infographic: Video Marketing

The Small Business Blog

If you are promoting your small business online today then you need to be aware that the written word simply isn’t enough. These days it is all about video.

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How to Become a Thought Leader

On The Job

"People use the term ‘thought leader’ as if all you have to do to become one is set up a Twitter account and start tweeting. This is hardly the case.

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4 Simple Ways To Help You Let Go Of Your Anger

Dumb Little Man

It’s a gnawing, burning feeling. Deep within your chest, a vice grip has taken hold. It just gets harder and harder to breathe. And then, without warning, you burst—and the damage is done. Anger has always been a crippling emotion.

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4 Tips To Make Forward Progress

Simple Productivity Blog

Sometimes we don''t make progress, not because of procrastination, but for other reasons. Yet making forward progress is not that difficult. Today we will look at 5 ways to make forward progress, regardless of if you are short on time or inspiration.

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Top 5 Tips for Media Exposure

The Small Business Blog

How often do you see stories on your favourite websites that are all about a business? You’ll probably see a few every day, and usually they aren’t paid advertorials but actual editorial content.

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Bringing the “wow” factor to your events

Practically Perfect PA

Private speedboat transfers along the Thames, celebrity keynote speeches, Michelin starred dining, treasure islands or giving back with the perfect CSR cause; the “wow” factor is what all event planners are continuously striving for.

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7 Inspiring Reasons To Help You Follow Your Bliss

Dumb Little Man

One of the first starting points to follow our dreams is to stop dreaming. Yes, stop daydreaming about what you'd love to do, or who you would love to be and start giving small steps towards achieving your goals.

2014 285

Reducing Inputs: Paper

Simple Productivity Blog

We''ve been looking at ways to reduce the amount of stuff coming at us in order to make it more manageable. Last week we looked at email accounts and email. This week we will examine how to reduce the amount of paper in our lives.

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UK Budget 2014: What do small business owners want?

The Small Business Blog

In a few short weeks, UK Chancellor George Osborne will unveil his latest Budget and small business owners are waiting with baited breath.

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Meetings a Huge Industry

Small Business Labs

According to a report by the "Big 4" accounting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC), in 2012there were "1.83 million corporate and business meetings, trade shows, conventions, congresses, incentive events and other meetings in the U.S." " I love their definition of a meeting: A meeting is defined as “a gathering of 10 or more participants for a minimum of four hours in a contracted venue.”    I have no idea how they track this data.

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Lose More Weight with these 14 Super Foods That Boost Your Metabolism

Dumb Little Man

If you’ve been trying to lose weight, just starving yourself won’t cut it. Eventually, you’ll start feeling weak and hungry, so you give up and start eating the same things that made you gain weight in the first place.

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Assistant Recommended Apps for Productivity

Office Dynamics

Life is moving fast! Days at the office go by faster and faster. In the role of the office assistant, the more productive you are, the more useful you are! This really applies to all roles. There are many tools at our fingertips that help to increase how productive we are.

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Are you making these mistakes when hiring Freelancers?

The Small Business Blog

If you have a small to medium-sized business, you are probably already benefiting from the use of Freelancers in your everyday operations. Freelancers bring with them the latest industry knowledge and methods, and they will more often than not be experts in their field.

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Open Loops 2/28/2014: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings -- my open loops -- to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything.

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Internships and the Tryout Economy

Small Business Labs

The Tryout Economy is what we call the shift from offering people traditional jobs to offering them internships or temporary assignments as "tryouts" where they are evaluated in-depth prior to getting a premanent job offer.    This shift to tryouts is part of the broader shift away from traditional jobs and towards contingent work. The reasons for this are straight forward.

2014 130

Assistants Have Space on the Dream Team

Office Dynamics

Psychological Profiles of the Dream Team; Where does the assistant fit? We sat down with Holly Regan, Managing Editor for Software Advice for an interview on her findings. Holly assisted on conducting research about the Psychological Profiles of the Dream Team.

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Infographic: Virtual Corporate Culture

The Small Business Blog

Today’s infographic is a case study of a business that started with a corporate culture of teleworking (mainly out of necessity) and kept it in place even as the company grew into a $1 billion concern.

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How to Handle Negative Feedback About Your Business

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. Remember when you were a kid and you accomplished something great at school? Maybe it was a school election you won, or an award you received for placing first in the school spelling bee.

2014 130

Why Even the Best Workers Lie and Cheat

On The Job

If we only worked with nice, honest people life would be much easier, wouldn’t it? Unfortunately, the workplace often has its share of liars and cheats.

2014 181

The embarrassing truth about sales – Confession from an Ogilvy CEO

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

December last year, I was invited – as a card carrying member of a secret cabal of badass entrepreneurs – to spend a day at Ogilvy’s global HQ here in New York, with OgilvyOne CEO Brian Fetherstonhaugh. These types of mastermind groups are all about soundbites.

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Perfection – Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

“The delusion that you’re perfect – or that if you just do the right thing, things will always work out OK – makes you resistant to change and fearful of failure… you’d rather not discover that you’re imperfect, that maybe what you were doing was wrong. The more people can go through these discoveries the… Read the full article here: Perfection – Quote of the Week on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business Quotations business quotes perfection

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