Sat.Jul 20, 2013 - Fri.Jul 26, 2013

6 Unconventional, But Scientific Ways To Be The Happiest Person On Earth

Dumb Little Man

Happiness. There isn't a single human being who doesn't want it, and for many, it is the primary pursuit in life. Conventional wisdom tells us that we need a good job, a great family life, and 11.5 months of vacation time to be happy.

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Managing the boss

Practically Perfect PA

I was working at an event in London last week where I was asked what my role in the company I work for involved.

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5 Ways to Share Your Professional Expertise and 4 Reasons You Should

Eat Your Career

If you’ve been a part of the workforce for any period of time, you have at least some level of professional expertise. You’ve got a certain unique set of skills, knowledge and experience that makes you an asset to your organization. But what are you really doing with it?

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How To Convert a Gasoline-powered Car Into an Electric Car

Eco-Office Gals

If you want to own a car that is eco-friendly and has good fuel economy, the obvious solution is to buy an electric car. But, electric cars are pretty expensive, and they are still considered somewhat of a luxury, which means that a lot of people can’t afford them.

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Is Inactivity Slowing You Down? Reach Your Goals Using The Wisdom of Action.

Dumb Little Man

You know you should take more action. Something doesn’t feel right about the 50th blog post you read in a day. Something’s missing. It’s action. We gather up the best tools and tricks and knowledge the world has to offer. We bookmark them and even take notes.

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How to ensure your admin improvement projects stick!

Practically Perfect PA

How many times are we asked to make improvements to administrative processes without any real guidance on what to do or where to start?

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The Rise of the Task Economy

Small Business Labs

I was at a party on Sunday and the host had hired a contractor from  TaskRabbit to man the barbecue. She did this so she could enjoy her party and mix with her guests instead of worrying about the food.

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You are Cooler than You Think-- 17 ways for Instant Badassery

Dumb Little Man

Feeling uncool? Below are 17 simple ways to remix your life. These ideas are centered around capturing human growth and potential. When you try new things, you grow. When you grow and progress, you realize how awesome and capable you are. Hence, badassery. Be prepared to surprise yourself.

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Capacity – the hidden curse of the small business and how to resolve it

The Small Business Blog

This is something that is increasingly cropping up in conversations from those asking how to set up their own shop so thought it might be useful to explain.

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Hotels Going to the Dogs

Small Business Labs

The hotel industry has long recognized the  pet humanization trend. But a growing number of hotels are going beyond just being pet friendly and offering new, high end pet services.

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25 Simple Tips for Self Motivation

Ian's Messy Desk

Visualize successful outcomes. Use positive affirmations to boost your attitude. Don’t reinvent the wheel. Find successful people and ask them how they do it. Pick their brains and copy their techniques. Give yourself rewards. Find what really interests you and you’ll get into the habit of wanting to learn. Be realistic about what you can achieve. Team up with others. If you are having a bad day, others can encourage and motivate. Always finish things.

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4 Shortcuts for Becoming a Business Pro (No Matter How Amateur You Feel Right Now).

Dumb Little Man

I remember back in college when a friend of mine told me that she was joining the “Entrepreneurship Club”. What a wack job, I thought (though probably in more vulgar terms). Only nut bags start their own businesses.

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Even Processing Credit Cards Can Be Paperless

Eco-Office Gals

Accepting credit and debit cards is growing more and more important in today’s business world. Fewer and fewer customers are carrying the cash in order to pay you. Not having a method to accept payments from these cards could cost you sales.

Are We All Going to be Farmers?

Small Business Labs

Regular readers know that next to pet trends my favorite topic is small and urban farming.   PSFK's In the Future We Will All Be Home Gardeners is an interview with the CEO of WindowFarms , a company that makes vertical hydroponic platforms (pictured below) for growing food in city windows.

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Business Support … Right When You Need It

Office Organization Success

I’m writing to you this week from Portland, Oregon as I’m here at a fashion event! One of the things I love about running my own business is the flexibility it gives me to pursue other ventures too. Something that you may not know about me is that I’m an Independent Fashion Consultant for CAbi. I’ve always loved fashion (I wanted to go to Art College when I left school to study to be a fashion designer … that’s a story for another day!)

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Don't Let Your Children Fail In School. Know The Top 3 Distractions That Keep Students From Studying.

Dumb Little Man

With a generation growing up with the ability to find an answer to any relatively simple question in seconds and being used to holding a phone or tablet in hand, it seems that many have also lost the ability to stay focused on a single task for long periods of time.

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Do your research before negotiating

The Small Business Blog

The truth of the following story may well be in doubt, but the lesson is clear. In 1995 it is alleged that this conversation took place, just off the coast of Newfoundland, between a large US naval ship and a Canadian maritime officer.

The Bottom Up Economy

Small Business Labs

Homebrew is a new seed-stage VC fund focused on investing in what they call the bottom up economy. They define this as "the idea that technology is now helping individuals and small businesses drive economic growth and innovation."  "  Key quote from their blog post explaining their investment thesis: For many decades, the cost, complexity and rigidity of technology limited its power and benefits to large corporations - a Top Down Economy.

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How to Say No Without Losing a Client

Virtual Moxie

Heyyyyy… we have someone who wants to pick my brain ! Annaliese (love that name!!) wrote to ask me this: “How do I say “no” to something a client wants me to do without risking losing the client? This isn’t something I can’t do, but something I don’t want to do ever.

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Don't Let The Crooks Win! Use These 12 Ways to Prevent Cellphone Theft.

Dumb Little Man

It’s hard to believe that cellphones have only been around for about 20 years, since so much of our lives are stored on them today. The smartphone is the one gadget that most of us can’t leave home without, which is why it’s so frustrating to have yours stolen.

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The importance of learning new skills to diversify your freelance career

The Small Business Blog

An experience with a client of mine highlighted to me the challenge that we as Freelancers, or indeed any micro-biz service provider, can have in keeping abreast with new skills. “I I don’t suppose you know anything about pay per click campaigns, do you?”

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The Sharing Economy is Hot

Small Business Labs

Thomas Friedman's Welcome to the Sharing Economy is a rave piece on the sharing economy in general and Airbnb in particular. This is but one of many recent glowing articles on the sharing economy. Examples include The Economist featuring it in cover story a couple of months ago and the Reuters story on the sharing economy going mainstream. The high profile Altimeter Group has also become fans of the sharing economy.

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Passion and Purpose – Keys to Finding (or Not Finding) Your Niche

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. You are a talented individual, and through your past positions you may have acquired a pretty big proverbial hat collection with all of the different ones you’ve had to wear. So when you’re developing your business, don’t be too hasty in picking one and throwing the rest out.

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13 Ways to Quit Smoking That Can Save Your Life!

Dumb Little Man

Your life is at risk but there is hope! If you want to quit smoking try some of these tips that could save your life! A few decades ago, smoking cigarettes was considered “cool,” and it seemed like everyone from doctors to movie stars was puffing away.

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Building a Reputation

The Small Business Blog

Your online reputation is serious business. Unhappy customers can really damage a brand or perhaps spread false information that makes it difficult for your company to shake the perception that something is wrong with what you are doing.

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Do You Feel Like an Imposter?

On The Job

If you''re in a position of power, people probably believe you to be a confident, hard-driving person. If only they knew. The reality is that inside you''re a churning mass of insecurities and doubts, always afraid that others will find out you''re not really what they think.

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Tap Versus Bottled Water: Are Either Great for the Environment?

Eco-Office Gals

When bottled water was first introduced, many people scoffed at the idea. Who would pay money for something that had once been completely free? As it turns out, many people would and have. Now more people drink bottled water than tap water.

Hydroxycut Asks, Is Healthy Food Really More Expensive? You Might Be Surprised At The Answer.

Dumb Little Man

At Hydroxycut, I have learned a great deal about how an active lifestyle and targeted meal plan can lead to weight loss.

A Guide to Choosing the Ideal Office Chair

The Small Business Blog

As an employee you will spend a large percentage of your day seated and if your chair of choice isn’t carefully selected then this can have a major impact on your working life.

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Can’t Find a Job? Do You Know Why?

Job Advice Blog

Growth, evolution, changes. Technology may be a wonderful thing, but it has negative elements—especially if you’re in transition and looking for a job. Perhaps you don’t know how to conduct a contemporary job search. Well, that may not be true, and don’t blame yourself.

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Why Helping People is a Crock

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Perhaps the widest acclaimed piece of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs is: Know Thy Purpose.

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Summer Is Here. Get A Sexy Beach Body With These Fitness Workouts For Your Positive Body Image.

Dumb Little Man

Everybody dreams of having that ideal body that they always wanted. But the question is, how do we accomplish just that? We all know that the key to obtaining the body we long for is eating healthy and doing the proper workouts.

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The Enterprise Rockers Challenge

The Small Business Blog

Enterprise Rockers co-founder Tina Boden has been very busy lately participating in the inaugural Local Indie Explorer Challenge.

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Don’t Catch Up. Drop.

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are usually simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. I was supposed to write about the four laws of simplicity today and how they apply to someday/maybe lists. Life had other plans. Actually, this whole week has been a disaster. Nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, has gone according to plan.

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Monday Motivator: Give & Take

Office Dynamics

This month Monday Motivators™ are focusing on the Family Pillar of Live a BIG Life® Even though we are talking about family, you can still apply these messages to your family at work.

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Are Fees And Charges Draining Your Bank Account? Use These Tips To Save Money at the Bank.

Dumb Little Man

Are you losing your hard earned money due to fees and charges from your bank? It seems ironic that the place where we put our money to try and keep it safe is one of the places that try and hit us with the most hidden charges and overinflated fees.

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Is Microsoft’s Business Failing?

The Small Business Blog

In my latest column for NASDAQ, I look at the business model of Microsoft and wonder how much longer this particular business model is actually sustainable for. Although you shouldn’t expect to see Microsoft going under any time soon, it is clear to most people now that they need to make huge changes before the… Read the full article here: Is Microsoft’s Business Failing? on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. NASDAQ Small Business Microsoft

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