Sat.Dec 13, 2014 - Fri.Dec 19, 2014

5 Helpful Tips for Adjusting to Change

Dumb Little Man

Whether we are talking about a business or an individual, change is necessary for growth and improvement, but many of these have difficulties adjusting to change or resist it altogether. It goes without saying that change requires a great deal of faith.

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Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2015

Small Business Labs

Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2015. Below is our 8 th annual Top 10 Small Business Trends List. Click here to see last year’s list and for links to the lists from prior years.    2015 Technology Trends. The ongoing technology platform shifts to Cloud and Mobile Computing will continue as long term drivers of change in 2015.

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The Solopreneur Life’s Review of the New Rainmaker Platform

The Solopreneur Life

O n Sunday morning I was sitting on the sidelines inside a domed athletic facility in the Twin Cities. I was watching my 16-year-old daughter play lacrosse. Sitting next to me was a good friend whom I’ve known for more than 20 years. He and I became solopreneurs in the same year, 1993.

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Networking with ACE Connects

Practically Perfect PA

Back in November I had the pleasure of speaking to 50 assistants who were attending a networking event organised by ACE (Assistant Community EMEA), an internal networking group set up by assistants at BlackRock.

The Only Habit You Need to Accomplish All Your Goals for 2015

Dumb Little Man

We all know the disappointment of unachieved goals. With each new year, we set a number of goals to make this year the best, only to forget what goals we’ve set come December. For many of us, the story of passionate goal-setting followed by disappointing results is one we’re all too familiar with.

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5 Things to Remember in a New Job

On The Job

As the economy improves, many people are starting new jobs and learning how to work for a new company and a new boss.

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Ford's 2015 Consumer Trends

Small Business Labs

It's predictions season and lots of 2015 trends, forecast and predictions lists are starting to be released. I'll be covering several of these lists inc the coming weeks. We'll also be releasing our 8th annual Top 10 Small Business Trends list tomorrow.

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What to Do When There Are Too Many Things to Get Done

Dumb Little Man

You know that feeling of having way too many things to do. When you don’t feel like starting to work on them any time soon, and just the thought of all the tasks, projects, housework, school assignments, or else, is overwhelming you. Most of us do know how this situation looks like.

2014 286

When Time Matters, Old School Rocks!

Virtual Moxie

Rose wrote to me about a problem with a client. The client was readying for an event that Rose was helping with. Two days before the event, the client asked Rose to get the answer to an important question (logistical) from the venue''s coordinator.

2014 259

How to Change the Text on Mailchimp’s “Subscribe to List” Button

The Solopreneur Life

M ailChimp’s default text on sign-up buttons says “Subscribe to list.” ” That’s not what you want the user to see when she’s registering to receive an e-book, white paper, or other product.

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Technology of the week: Expensify

Practically Perfect PA

What is Expensify? Expensify’s moto is “Expense reports that don’t suck!” ” Founded back in 2008 Expensify have a number of features that make processing expenses easier. What does it do?

2014 194

If Money could buy Happiness, You won’t get enough Bang for Your Buck

Dumb Little Man

As human beings, we oftentimes dwell too much on the unanswerable question “Can money buy happiness?” Indeed, it is an age-old question and yet so many of us have defined our happiness by the amount of assets and wealth that we have.

2014 285

Productivity and Minimal Software

Simple Productivity Blog

I recently upgraded my home laptop. My old computer was struggling with lack of memory, and attempts to upgrade the memory had failed.

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What Does It Mean to Live the Solopreneur Life?

The Solopreneur Life

W hat does it mean to “live the solopreneur life.” ” It means thousands of things to me. Here are 19. Learning, all the time. Getting on my bike and riding, when I need a spark. Competing. Placing zero value on face time. Finding my perfect niche.

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Working at a height

The Small Business Blog

What should you be mindful of when working at a height?

2014 201

How to work from home and not become a vegetable!

Dumb Little Man

They are paying me a great salary but it is a ‘work from home’ opportunity: I wonder ‘how that works out in the long run’! Working from home can be easy or difficult – it all depends on our belief.

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Thursday From The Trenches Episode 5

Simple Productivity Blog

In this video I talk about how I am looking for a way to finish a major project. The post Thursday From The Trenches Episode 5 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

2014 198

How to Make a Media Kit That Gets You Great PR

The Solopreneur Life

C lient: “I finished writing my e-book and I self-published it.” ” Me: “Congratulations!” ” Client: “Thank you! Right now I’m trying to put together a media tour to promote my book.

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Businesses Love New Technology

The Small Business Blog

Understanding new technology is key for explaining how start-ups grow to become well known brands. These days, it is important for companies to be ‘fresh,’ ‘in cloud’ and, of course, ‘socially connected.

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Preparing Your Business to Weather the Storms and Survive the Unexpected

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. When your business is hit by fluctuations in the economy, you probably have ways of adjusting to help you ride out the storm. You cut back on expenses, bump up your marketing, whatever it takes to keep that revenue coming in, right?

2014 130

Email Labels Vs. Folders

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the key strategies to finding things in an email program is to sort them in such a way that you can find them again quickly. One of the impediments to this is email programs that store their information in folders, as opposed to labeling the email.

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How to Get Workers in Any Organization to Help Drive Change

On The Job

"Change agent” is no longer just a term for an outside consultant or someone in the C-suite who is charged with transforming an organization.

2014 173

What is attracting employees to work for an SME?

The Small Business Blog

When there are so many monetary and big benefits of working for a large organisation, we have to question what is attracting so many of us to work for an SME?

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2015 can be YOUR year!

Step It Up VA Coaching

I recently announced the launch of a brand new 6-month private coaching program. It’s called, 6 Month Life & Business Development Coaching Program , and it runs January through June 2015.

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Open Loops 12/19/2014

Simple Productivity Blog

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

2014 172

Productivity App

Clutter Coach

by A software engineer reached out to me last week to let me know about an app she and her partner developed to increase their own productivity as they worked on their start up. It’s called 52 Wins. There’s a companion blog that will record the successes of the app users as they build a skill, try something new, stick to a plan or whatever it is they choose as a goal over the coming year. Sounds inspiring!

2014 116

Press Release: Better Working Relationships Attract Employees To SMEs

The Small Business Blog

A friendly atmosphere, having a close relationship with colleagues and bosses, and having a say in the future of the company are key benefits of working in a SME according to new research from Nescafe Alegria and YouGov.

2014 153

Holiday Wishes From Me to You

Virtual Moxie

I''m taking a break from Moxie to focus on the holidays and finish my sabbatical in style! I hope you and all those you love have wonderful holiday and end-of-year celebrations, and I look forward to being back here with you in 2015! Thanks for reading, and for growing your own Virtual Moxie!

2014 151

Living The BIG Life Principles

Office Dynamics

I am celebrating finishing a year of Monday Motivators which focused on a 12-month theme of “ 2014-The Year of BIG. ” I’m wondering how many of you were reached with my BIG Life principles. I am curious if I clearly communicated what I mean by a “BIG Life.”

2014 148

6 Strategies for a Powerful About Page

Men With Pens

Click here to read the full article → Another rocking post from Men With Pens! 6 Strategies for a Powerful About Page first appeared on Men With Pens Copyright 2006 — 2014, All Rights Reserved. Better Writing

2014 87

Five Reasons to Set Up Your Virtual Business in Singapore

Small Business CEO

If you think it takes money and power to create a successful business, think again. It takes the right skill set, the right ideas, and knowing how to leverage your resources. For this reason, location is king for start-ups.

2014 114

Productivityist 2.0: The Next Level


I try to focus more on task than time , but in recent months I realized that it was time for a change here at Productivityist. Over the past year the site has grown, both in terms of offerings and in terms of audience.

2014 107

Our Totally Free Thank You Gift

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics International has been serving the Administrative Profession for 24 years (since 1990).

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100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 33. Dissolve Negative Opinions About Yourself

Brilliantly Better

Whatever you think you may do, it’s half of what you can really do. And that’s – partially – because you have so many negative … The post 100 Ways To Live A Better Life – 33. Dissolve Negative Opinions About Yourself appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

2014 74

Dozen: Singular or Plural?

Daily Writing Tips

Referring to a recent post , a reader wants to know why I wrote, “Here are a dozen common subordinating conjunctions” and not, “Here is a dozen common subordinating conjunctions.”.

2014 105

How to Turn 2015 into Your Breakout Year in Business Success

Small Business CEO

2014 was a good year for your business, but not a great one. It is not that you did anything particularly wrong. You considered the size of your business, and made decisions based on that. If things keep progressing in this manner, you are going to have a perfectly acceptable small business one day.

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Book Review: The Fish That Ate The Whale


I wasn’t going to write about this book. I thought this was going to be book about a man, his business, and the story of how they come together. But it was so much more. Beyond being my favorite book of the year (and one of the best I’ve ever read), it’s got everything a nonfiction story needs.

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