Sat.Oct 27, 2012 - Fri.Nov 02, 2012

5 Tips to Hire Someone Smarter Than You

Dumb Little Man

Everything seems good on paper. My potential job candidate seems to have plenty of experience in his given field. Now I’m heading into an interview. Oh, and I have no idea what half the words on his résumé mean. He speaks the language of his expertise. I, on the other hand, basically speak monkey.

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How do you make your boss successful?

Practically Perfect PA

Pin It. I was chatting to a friend of a friend the other night and was asked that all important question ‘what do you do?’ I went with my usual response of ‘I’m an Executive Assistant’ only to be slightly more probed with the follow up question ‘Oh right… What do Executive Assistants do exactly?’

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Integrating Eco-friendly Practices Into the Business Sector

Eco-Office Gals

In the business sector, there are a lot of trends that come and go. One trend that appears to be here to stay is an emphasis on green or eco-friendly practices.

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What Should My Solo-Business Blog Be About?

The Solopreneur Life

T his is a guest post written by Dana Sitar, who is a freelance journalist and indie author. Dana Sitar. She shares resources, tips, and tools for dreamers in search of a path at DIY Writing.

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A Work-Life Balance? 8 Steps to Help You Juggle It All

Dumb Little Man

One of the most important things in life is having balance. Unfortunately, it's not easy to find this balance sometimes. We want to be productive and hard working, but we also want to be good friends, siblings, parents, and significant others.

2012 285

Happy Halloween Assistants!

Practically Perfect PA

Pin It. I have mixed feelings about Halloween. Growing up in the UK trick or treating wasn’t quite the craze it is now.

2012 186

5 Benefits of Starting a Green Health and Wellness Program in the Workplace

Eco-Office Gals

After seeing so many people bring in fast food bags at lunch time and drinking Cokes all throughout the day, are you a manager who is wondering if you should start a green health and wellness program at your workplace? If so, we definitely want to encourage you to go ahead and do it.

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The 3 Simple Reasons Why Goals, Diets and Relationships Fail

Dumb Little Man

You’ve set a plan with your goals in mind. You’ve chosen a new diet. Or you’ve started a new relationship, filled with hope that this time it will work out. And then soon enough you’ve slipped back into old ways.

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PA in Barcelona

Practically Perfect PA

As a PA I’m really lucky that I get my weekends to myself and I always try to make the most of my time off! So last weekend was spent in sunny and beautiful Barcelona.

2012 186

Update: #Cinchpiration Holding Steady

Eco-Office Gals

What happens when you wait until the last minute to do your monthly update post? When you do it 2 days after Trick or Treating? The extensive door to door trek you make with the family does move the scale one bit – that’s what!

2012 186

Why I'm Going to Stand Like Wonder Woman and You Should Consider it Too

Productive & Organized

We've known for years that our body language can communicate without. words and affect how others see us. We know that as non-verbal communication. However, did you know that your. body language may also change how you see yourself? Ever since I was a little girl, I've loved Wonder Woman. 

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How to Realize Your Dreams Even If You Don’t Know How to Get There

Dumb Little Man

You can't go after your dreams if you don't know what steps to take. Or can you? Yes, you can. You'd be amazed at just how easily you can begin to make your dreams a reality, if you are determined enough to start. It won't happen overnight. And you do have to put in the work, but it's well worth it.

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Happy Halloween Assistants!

Practically Perfect PA

Pin It. I have mixed feelings about Halloween. Growing up in the UK trick or treating wasn’t quite the craze it is now.

2012 169

Top 5 Public Relations Tactics for Your Eco Friendly Business

Eco-Office Gals

So, you have your own business? Already, you should pat yourself on the back. Oh, it’s an eco-friendly one too? You definitely deserve a standing ovation and honestly, when it comes to getting mass attention about it, you are already well on your way.

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Are You Turning Into a Zombie Employee?

On The Job

I watched "Zombieland" for the the first time about a month ago, and have to say I thought it was pretty good. That's a rave review from someone who doesn't care for scary movies. (I I made my mother sleep with me at night for three days after I saw the first "Friday the 13th.")

2012 236

7 Gratitude Secrets Every Pessimist Should Know

Dumb Little Man

If there was ever a time in history to be a pessimist, it’s today. The economy is terrible, gas prices are insane, and natural disasters seem to be increasing exponentially every year.

2012 286

PA in Barcelona

Practically Perfect PA

As a PA I’m really lucky that I get my weekends to myself and I always try to make the most of my time off! So last weekend was spent in sunny and beautiful Barcelona.

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Tax Incentives for Green Businesses

Eco-Office Gals

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The Rise of the Just In Time Workforce

Small Business Labs

The New York Time's article A Part-Time Life, as Hours Shrink and Shift covers employment changes in the part-time intensive retail industry.    The article touches on the growing use of scheduling software to optimize the number of employees on site based on anticipated retail traffic.  Basically, these systems allow companies to use "just in time"  methods to schedule employees, reducing costs and increasing efficiency.

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Six Thought-Provoking Quotes from Albert Einstein

Dumb Little Man

Do you want to live a more enjoyable and creative life? One great way to get inspired is by reflecting on words of wisdom from the past. Words that have stood the test of time and been a powerful motivator for generations of people.

2012 286

CIA Officers Share Tips on How to Detect A Lie

On The Job

There’s an episode of the old “Gilligan’s Island” television show where the castaways eat seeds that make mind reading possible. While it seems fun at first, the Gilligan gang soon finds out that sometimes it’s best not to know what everyone is thinking all the time.

2012 209

Green Business Recruiting Tactics on College Campuses

Eco-Office Gals

Although the movement for green living has grown incredibly over the last several years as the public has become more aware of widespread problems like pollution, waste, and habitat loss, still there is a gap when it comes to available jobs in the green sector and qualified individuals to fill them.

2012 164

Mindmapping Tools to Help You Get Your Ideas Together

Productive & Organized

Recently a friend on Facebook asked me if I had recommendations for my favorite mindmapping tool and I have not brainstormed much using that technique. However, I knew that I had a few friends that loved mindmapping, so I asked them to share their favorite tools. 

2012 209

A Christmas Planning Checklist

Ian's Messy Desk

I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but around here, major retailers are already stocking Christmas items. It will only be a couple of weeks before advertisers start filling our heads with “ visions of sugar plums.”. Christmas is associated with love, joy and goodwill toward all people. Yet we allow it to become the most stressful time of the year. By the time December 26 has arrived, we’re ready to ignore Christmas for the rest of our lives.

2012 146

Using Big Data to Sell Car Insurance by the Mile

Small Business Labs

Insurethebox is a UK insurance company that sells auto insurance by the mile. The key to their business is they install a small tracking computer in each customer's car that measure how far they drive and how they drive.

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How to Create an Internship Program for Your Green Business

Eco-Office Gals

Many green businesses are looking for ways to interest students in opportunities in the eco-friendly working world, and particularly with their company.

2012 158

How to Go From Camera Shy to Letting Your Brilliance “Fly”

Productive & Organized

A few days ago I shared the second of three videos from my friend and video fun guy Steve Washer. I've been enjoying his tips here on my blog and on his new series. Today, I'm sharing the last of his guest blog posts as he talks about how to go from camera shy to camera "fly."

2012 194

NEWS RELEASE: Star Achievement Series Has Gone Public

Office Dynamics

Hey there! Big news from our office! The long-awaited public offering of the highly-acclaimed and uber successful, culture-changing, Star Achievement Series is here. You can get on our waiting list or inquire by contacting Jasmine Freeman at 800-STAR-139 today.

2012 173

Jinglesmart - Online Project Marketplace for the Jingles Industry

Small Business Labs

According to Staffing Industry Analysts , the online staffing industry is now about a $1billion dollar industry that's growing at "double-digit" rates.    The best known of the firms in this industry are probably oDesk and Elance. They provide online platforms freelancers and other independent workers offer their skills and services for limited projects or on-going assignments to organizations large and small looking for workers.

2012 143

Greening Up Your Business Finances

Eco-Office Gals

When you begin the journey towards a cleaner, greener office environment, you may be amazed by some of the ways in which businesses are working to reduce their carbon footprint and do a good turn for their community, their patrons, and the world at large.

Authentic Video Marketing

Productive & Organized

I've been spending the past few weeks working on my business strategic plan and marketing plan for 2013.    One of the things I've decided is that I will be doing more video.    Do you have the same intentions? 

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Top 5 Tips for Expanding Globally

The Small Business Blog

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. You will need to have the right platform to deliver your products or services to international markets, whether it be software or a website that acts as the mechanism. Some types of…

2012 168

Missing the Point on the End of Men

Small Business Labs

There's been a lot of articles and commentary attacking the main points behind the End of Men trends. A good example is The End of Men, Revisited in the New York Times. It summarizes several articles critical of the End of Men thesis as well as an American Association of University of Women study that shows among recent college graduates men out earn women by 7%. Other critics point to the lack of women in C suite jobs or in elected positions.

2012 141

Women versus Men in Job Interviews and Salary Negotiations

Job Advice Blog

For both genders, anxiety before the interview may be present, but studies show that women handle it better. Women adapt more proactively than men do. Women seek social support from colleagues and friends more than men do. And women are more prone to do mock interviews with those colleagues and friends more than men are. [.]. Interview Skills by Alex Freund career advice gender difference interview preparation men vs. women

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The Video Marketing Success Secret That Nobody Wants to Know

Productive & Organized

A few days ago I shared the first of three videos from my friend and video guru Steve Washer. I've been really thinking about how I want to create my videos this upcoming year.    (OK, yes, I could use the tips he is sharing right now, but my plan is to start in 2013.).

2012 178

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Step Up to a New Level of Success

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. I learned a valuable lesson this past summer. Life is short. And our time here is precious. So why waste time dreaming about the things you want to do and the places you want to go? Stop dreaming. Stop thinking in terms of “someday” and instead, start thinking in terms of “now.” And I mean this for your life and for your business.

2012 116

Do you like your burgers integrated?

The Small Business Blog

For busy people consuming a hamburger is much like consuming I.T. these days. You drive along to a burger restaurant, buy your burger and consume it. It’s integrated – bun, burger, salad, onion …, all ready to eat. No cooking, no getting the individual bits and assembling the burger yourself. It would take an hour…

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