Sat.Nov 16, 2013 - Fri.Nov 22, 2013

Create Money Goals to Match Your Desired Lifestyle

Dumb Little Man

It can be hard to get excited about managing your money when you can’t match your spending to your desired lifestyle. Before you start making your financial goals, it makes sense to first sit down and think about what lifestyle you want to achieve.

What should you expect from your business travel provider?

Practically Perfect PA

Booking business travel is a core part of our role so working with a good travel management company can save us so much time and ultimately our organisation money! If you can find a reliable TMC they really are worth their weight in gold!

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Holiday Time Management Tip – Share the Workload

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Holiday Time Management Tip – Share the Workload appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. There’s nothing like a major holiday, such as Christmas , to ratchet up the pressure on your schedule. Parties, concerts, shopping, visiting all add to an already full schedule.

The Future (and even the present) is Mobile

Small Business Labs

Slides: Mobile is Eating the World from Quartz provides a high-level yet in-depth set of slides showing how mobile computing is eclipsing desktop computing.   The presentation has 73 slides covering all things mobile computing.

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Five Ways a Blog Could Help You Reach Your Goals (and One Way It Probably Won’t)

Dumb Little Man

Since you’re reading a blog – Dumb Little Man – there’s a reasonably good chance that you’ve at least considered starting a blog of your own. Maybe you enjoy writing, and you’d like to share your work with the world.

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Speaking with authority at work

Practically Perfect PA

A few months ago I recorded a series of webinars for an assistant association in the States (more to follow soon). Before I embarked on this assignment I was slightly concerned because I do think I sound like a twelve year old. On top of that I have a fairly distinct Cockney / Essex accent.

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6 Copywriting Practices From Trader Joe’s “Fearless Flyer” That Will Boost Your Sales

The Solopreneur Life

O ne of my favorite periodicals is published by a grocery store: it’s Fearless Flyer, a monthly, 4-page publication from Trader Joe’s. Fearless Flyer is a delight, I read every word, and it makes me want to buy what Trader Joe’s is selling.

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Reduce Stress By Avoiding The Holiday Blues

Dumb Little Man

Here we are again. According to the calculations, there is only 44 days left in 2013! That means there’s only 37 days of shopping left before Christmas. Depending on where you are with your goals, passion and desires, this could be great news or enough to send you into a panic.

UK Business Confidence at All-Time High

The Small Business Blog

Are you feeling confident about your business and what the future holds for it?

Gain Confidence by Writing Down Your Ambitions

On The Job

The next time you''re feeling a bit down on yourself, you can regain your confidence — and make a good impression on others — if you take time to write down your aspirations and ambitions, a new study reveals.

The Ultimate Perfect Niche? It Might Be Walt Disney and Disneyland

The Solopreneur Life

Y ou might be surprised to learn that when Walt Disney conceived of Disneyland in the early 1950s, he was a broken man in a tortured state of mind. Walt Disney and guests ride the toy train in Disney’s backyard.

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Productivity down the drain? Maximize your willpower for complete success!

Dumb Little Man

Do you know what you’re most valuable resource is? It’s willpower. Willpower is our vitality, it’s our inner energy, and it’s what enables us to do anything and everything in our lives. It’s what pushes us to do the hard things we don’t feel like doing, even when there’s nobody to tell us.

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Christmas Carols Song Lyrics With Guitar Chords – Off-topic

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Christmas Carols Song Lyrics With Guitar Chords – Off-topic appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. A few years ago, I compiled a list of links to Christmas carols and song lyrics with guitar chords. Since that time, these lists have proven to be popular posts during the holiday season. I know it’s off-topic for a productivity/personal development blog, but because of it’s popularity, I like to refresh the list each year to keep it active.

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How to Cope With Distractions in a Noisy Office

On The Job

The popularity of open offices is growing as more companies want workers to be able to collaborate and communicate with ease. The problem is that such open floor plans can at times resemble a frat party, Grand Central Station and the Dr. Phil show.

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2 Proven Ways to Beat Shiny Object Syndrome

The Solopreneur Life

S hiny Object Syndrome is the urge to spend money and time on something new. Most solopreneurs fall victim to Shiny Object Syndrome at some time or another. It hurts your confidence, ruins your productivity, and diminishes your ability to move forward.

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Through the Ages: How Car Insurance Rates Change as you Age

Dumb Little Man

If you own a car, or have ever owned a car, you know that maintaining an effective auto insurance policy is generally one of the most expensive aspects of the entire experience.

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[Reminder] Business & Marketing Automation Success Clinic is Tomorrow

Office Organization Success

Just a quick reminder for our Business and Marketing Automation Success Clinic happening TOMORROW. If you haven’t yet registered for this brand-new training, you have until tomorrow morning to do so. Click Here to register. During this training we’ll be covering SIX key areas that you can automate and streamline for more clients, more income, and less stress & overwhelm: The business automation formula. Automate to educate & nurture = more paying clients.

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Top 5 Tips for Making Your Business Saleable

The Small Business Blog

For many entrepreneurs, their long-term goal is to either sell off their stake in the company or to be acquired by a larger business. But the problem is that many of them do very little preparation to make sure that they are ready for such an acquisition.

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If You Were the Owner of Snapchat, What Would You Have Done?

The Solopreneur Life

T he founders of Snapchat, a mobile-messaging start-up, recently turned down a multibillion-dollar buyout offer. If you were the sole owner of Snapchat, what would you have done? Take Our Poll. Related posts: Solopreneur Poll: What Generates the Most Revenue For Your Business?

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Make Out Like a Bandit on Cyber Monday With These 4 Tips

Dumb Little Man

Nipping the heels of Black Friday as the second busiest sales day of the holiday shopping season, this. year’s 2013 Cyber Monday is set to rake in more than $1 billion. There's just something about sitting at.

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100 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs

Small Business Labs

Forbes has a list of what they feel are the  100 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs.  We're happy to say we made the list and can be found here.   It's a good list to peruse.  I learned about several interesting sites I was not familiar with

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The New Standard in Business Support and Business IT

The Small Business Blog

Often when you buy products like software you are forced to compromise on the level of aftercare that you receive.

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At Business Startup: How to Respond to an Unsupportive Spouse

The Solopreneur Life

I recently received this e-mail: “My wife is not entrepreneurial. She tells me that starting a business is too hard and too risky, and I should get a ‘real job.’ ’ Do you have any advice on how to respond?

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What Are Experts Saying About The Stability Of The Market? Will The Stock Market Crash Soon?

Dumb Little Man

Not many people who were alive during the Big Depression of the 20th century are still around today, but if they were it would be nice to learn from them about what they went through in the 1920s and '30s. Today's world is a lot different, though.

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Why Having Talent Isn't Always Enough

On The Job

Let’s say one day you and your co-workers decide to form a basketball team to get a little exercise after work and maybe form a tighter workplace bond. But then one day LeBron James shows up and offers to play for the team. That’s a no-brainer, right?

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Infographic: Black Friday

The Small Business Blog

This time next week, the annual stampede that is “Black Friday” will be about to kick off in the U.S. For many of us outside of the States the term remains somewhat confusing.

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Use Positive Words in Recommendations

Business Writing

In a Better Business Writing class I led yesterday, many participants chose to write recommendations for their in-class writing practice. One recommended a new policy, for example, another recommended a process improvement, and another argued for the involvement of senior. How to Write _ Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

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Giving Thanks For Going Without This Thanksgiving

Dumb Little Man

It used to depress me slightly when the fourth Thursday in November came and went with almost no recognition of the significance of the day.

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NPR on the Sharing Economy

Small Business Labs

NPR did a special series last week called The Sharing Economy: A Shift Away From Ownership. It covers the usual suspects - Airbnb, Lyft, Coworking, etc. and although there's not much new in the series, it does provide an excellent overview and summary.   It also covers several points about the sharing economy that are well known, but often misunderstood: 1. The sharing of assets as done by the sharing economy companies is not new, but has been around for decades.

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Infographic: Startup School

The Small Business Blog

Are the attributes of a great entrepreneur inherent within them from the beginning, or do they have to be taught? That’s a debate that will forever run and run, but there is some evidence to suggest that the majority of entrepreneurs do have some kind of higher education.

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What should you expect from your business travel provider?

Practically Perfect PA

Booking business travel is a core part of our role so working with a good travel management company can save us so much time and ultimately our organisation money! If you can find a reliable TMC they really are worth their weight in gold!

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4 Reasons Why She is in Love with @Asana and Her Team Has Never Been More Productive - App Review and How-To

Productive & Organized

As I work with clients and talk with colleagues, delegation is often a topic of conversation.   Here are a few comments I heard just this week: "I've grown a 6-figure business on my own, but I know I'll be stuck at this point if I don't change something.

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Measuring the Impact of the Invisible Economy of Independent Work

Small Business Labs

There's a growing view that the way economic statistics are collected and analyzed fails to reflect the economic and jobs impact of independent work - especially independent work created by new economy companies like Airbnb, Etsy and Elance.

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Stand out from your competitors and make 2014 the year that you start harnessing the power of blogging

The Small Business Blog

Recently, I was trawling through my Evernote store of articles when I came across a Social Media Examiner article from a few months ago called: Blogging a Top Focus for Marketers and Other Trends Shown in New Research.

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What should you expect from your business travel provider?

Practically Perfect PA

Booking business travel is a core part of our role so working with a good travel management company can save us so much time and ultimately our organisation money! If you can find a reliable TMC they really are worth their weight in gold!

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You Know HOW. Start DOING.

Virtual Moxie

There''s a question I often ask Virtual Assistants. It''s simply this: "What one thing are you missing, or that you need to learn that would make the most difference in your success?". Overwhelmingly, the answer I hear is: "I need to learn how to market."

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I'm Sure You Have a To-Do List, But Do You Have a To-Be List?

Productive & Organized

I bet that in some form or fashion you have a list outlining the things that you need to do today.    Those tasks that you need to complete or projects that are in various states of completion. 

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