Sat.Sep 22, 2012 - Fri.Sep 28, 2012

7 Life Changing Quotes from Will Smith

Dumb Little Man

Willard Christopher Smith, Jr. is one of the most successful actors alive today. He has enjoyed success in music, television and film. He has been called the most powerful actor on the planet.

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Are You Infected With “Lack of Time” Virus? How To Get Rid Of It

Simple Productivity Blog

This post was written by a guest author. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guest post guidelines. There is a very dangerous virus that has been bothering people for as long as I can remember: Lack of time.

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5 Tips for Overcoming Public Speaking Nerves

On The Job

The only time I remember being really, really nervous when I was speaking in public was when I was 13-years-old and running for student council. I had to give a speech in front of the whole school, and my hands were shaking so bad I could barely hold onto my notes.

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New Life: Eco-Office Gals is Mobile Responsive

Eco-Office Gals

Yesterday was pure misery, I was hacked at 4:30am by some you-know-what in Italy. I did the cardinal sin – I didn’t do my upgrades! BUB was found !

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9 Warning Signs That Your Friends Are Emotional Vampires (And How To Save Yourself)

Dumb Little Man

Do you ever notice how some people seem to suck all of the energy out of you; you come away from them feeling exhausted and drained? You spend time with them and even though they were all smiles, you still felt like you had been attacked in some way, and it leaves you feeling confused ?

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Sitting Is Killing You: Turn Your Desk Into A Standing Workstation

Simple Productivity Blog

This post was written by a guest author. If you want to guest post on this blog, check out the guest post guidelines. As recently as a couple of hundred years ago most of human life was lived on foot; hunting, farming, trading in markets, etc.

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How to Thrive After a Demotion

On The Job

When the boss tells you that you’re being reassigned or reclassified, you still know that no matter the fancy title, it still looks, smells, and feels like a demotion. Few things in your professional life – aside from being fired or laid off – are more debilitating emotionally than being demoted.

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Eight Tips to Decrease Public Speaking Anxiety

Dumb Little Man

Let’s face it: Many of us would rather dive into a vat of boiling oil than give a speech. Public speaking is one of the major phobias. But it doesn't have to be that way. By following the eight tips below, you can decrease your public speaking anxiety and give an effective speech.

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How To Leave A Job

Simple Productivity Blog

Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. Yesterday was my last day at a business I have worked at for over 6 years. I spent three as a contractor, and another three as an employee.

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Learnings from the Global Workspace Association Conference

Small Business Labs

We attended the Global Workspace Association (GWA) annual conference last week in Baltimore. The GWA is a trade association for members of the workspace-as-a-service industry. Their members are folks from business centers, coworking facilities, executive suites, mobile workforce service providers and other vendors who serve this industry. The conference sessions were excellent and very informative.  But even better was the interaction at breaks.

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Are You Practicing Risky Tech Behavior at Work?

On The Job

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5 Quick Hacks to Kill Your Excuses and Pursue Your Dreams

Dumb Little Man

You make them. I make them. We all make excuses and often we're well aware of it. Excuses feel good in the short-term but when you take a step back and think about the long-term effects, the end result isn’t all that enticing.

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Do They NEED Me? Or Just WANT Me?

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Most people I know have bulging schedules. Between work, hobbies, volunteer commitments and family obligations, there are few days when most of us don’t have something to do. And yet people keep asking.

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Top 5 Tips for Using Contractors in Your Small Biz

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. Sometimes small businesses will have to employ contractors on a temporary basis, either because they have no need to make a full-time appointment or because they have specialised work that needs to…

2012 174

Franchising: An Important Sector of the U.S. Economy

Small Business Labs

Franchising is the Rodney Dangerfield of the business world - no respect.  We're guilty of this here at Small Business Labs.  We don't follow, study or report on franchising as much as it deserves. I was reminded of this while reading CNBC's  Hidden Small Businesses: The Case for Franchising Growth.

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Six Simple Steps to Better Time Management

Dumb Little Man

Being able to manage your own time is a crucial skill in the workplace. If you work for yourself, it’s even more important – poor time management could spell the end of your business, or at least make you less successful than you’d hoped. Poor time management can be at the root of many problems.

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Open Loops 9/25/2012: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

Tuesdays are open loop days at SimpleProductivity blog. If you are looking for some stress-reduction, check out this article from Dumb Little Man: “Six Simple Ways to Reduce Your Stress Levels” A good reminder.

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Small Business Smooth Operators

The Small Business Blog

Many small business owners feel there are simply not enough hours in the day to get things done and ultimately their productivity suffers as a result of this. But there are a number of small changes you can make when running a business that will have a big impact on your working life. The most…

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Hispanic Affluence Driven by Small Business Ownership

Small Business Labs

The National Journal's Next America's  Hispanic Sector Finding Affluence in Owning Businesses  covers the growing number of affluent Hispanics, many of which are small business owners. Key quote: the latest U.S. census figures show that Hispanic households with an annual income of at least $100,000 surpassed the 1.6 million mark in 2010. Those  Those with household incomes between $75,000 and $99,999 accounted for an additional 1.3 million.

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13 Warning Signs that What You've Delegated Won't Get Done (And How to Fix Them)

Dumb Little Man

Yes, you know you're doing too much. Way too much! And, yes, you know you need to give things to other people to do. But you've tried delegating, and it doesn't work. The last time you delegated something to someone, the whole project blew up in your face, and you ended up doing it yourself. Not fun. I can hear you saying now, "Give me something I can use!" Right? But consider this. Maybe, just maybe, it's not delegation that doesn't work, but the way you delegate that doesn't work.

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New Life: Eco-Office Gals is Mobile Responsive

Eco-Office Gals

Yesterday was pure misery, I was hacked at 4:30am by some you-know-what in Italy. I did the cardinal sin – I didn’t do my upgrades! BUB was found !

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Think of your biz as an old frock

The Small Business Blog

When to sue? How many more weeks will the Sunday press be talking about Kate Middleton’s breasts? Frankly, she’s had bad advice. Taking legal action just revs up the story. Whenever I need a little bit more exposure, not of my bits, I threaten, through the media, to sue a C list celebrity. It…

2012 160

Are you Knitting or are you Camping?

Loosely Speaking

Or crocheting, or spinning, or dyeing, or weaving. To me, all are better when done outside, and especially while camping or sitting next to water. There are oodles of “Knitting Camps,” retreats combined with instruction, really, where you pre-register and attend classes.

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7 Habits of Extraordinary People

Dumb Little Man

The concept of living an extraordinary life has been on my mind since I was a child. I wanted to be a singer or an actress like every other girl and I believed that this was the ultimate way of showing that I was special. 20 years later, I’m a tiny bit wiser and know that being exceptional has nothing to do with being famous. But everything to do with your own attitude and mindset. Being extraordinary can have many forms and everyone has his or her own definition.

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Awesome Resource I'm Using to Write More on My Blog

Productive & Organized

Recently, I shared some of my favorite tips on how to eliminate writer's block in my post: Writer's Block Stinks !    Based on all of the shares, tweets and messages I received, I can tell that there are a lot of people that are feeling stuck creating content!

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Keeping your business going when tragedy strikes

The Small Business Blog

I was saddened to hear that one of WinWeb’s clients were burgled this week. To make matters worse they are a small charity fighting to raise money for a very worthwhile cause – brain tumour support and research. Brian Tumour Research and Support across Yorkshire (BTRS) is a micro charity that only employs two full…

2012 159

Business Success Lessons I've Learned (Part 1)

Virtual Moxie

AssistU is 15 years old this year. And just more than a week ago, in Minneapolis at our annual Homecoming/Community Recognition Awards event (think spirited family reunion meets Academy Awards and you’ll have a sense of what it’s like), we had a small party in my suite to celebrate. Most everyone came—we had amazing Ho-Ho cake from Key’s at the Foshay , drank champagne, laughed and cried and absolutely celebrated this thing we all love—AssistU.

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Change is good!

Loosely Speaking

After 17 years, it’s time for another career move. I don’t know whether it will be lateral or vertical, but I’m calling it my second retirement. The first was when I left the classroom in 1995).

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Genspace - A Biotech Coworking Community

Small Business Labs

Genspace is a community biotech laboratory in Brooklyn, New York.  According to their website, they. " " offer hands-on courses to the public, provide extracurricular experiences for students, and encourage scientific entrepreneurship, particularly in the fields of molecular and synthetic biology." " Long time readers of Small Business Labs know that synthetic biology is the application of engineering principles and approaches to biological system design and development. 

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Euro Update

The Small Business Blog

The euro’s renaissance continued into last weekend before running out of steam. It reached its highest point against the US dollar since early May and touched a three-month high against the pound. Since then it has staged a tactical withdrawal, leaving it a cent lower on the week against sterling and three quarters of a…

2012 156

Stay Focused Tip #4: Unsubscribe from Online Groups

Office Organization Success

Unsubscribe from online groups such as Yahoo, Google, and Facebook groups that no longer serve you. If you’re not actively participating anyway, why add to your inbox by receiving group emails. You’ll only be tempted to check them, and so waste time. Quick Biz Tip

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Retrofitting Offices for Sustainability: 5 Reasons to Update Your Commercial Building

Eco-Office Gals

During a job interview, I was asked the question, “What does the term ‘sustainability’ mean to you?”

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Can Lines in Email Be Too Wide?

Business Writing

The other day a client expressed frustration that people she works with send her emails with lines that stretch across her computer screen. "I I can't believe they don't use wider margins," she said. Wider margins? I don't use any margins. Email Etiquette

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UK Hospitality Industry Launches Purple Flag Week

The Small Business Blog

In the wake of the London Olympics and Paralympics Games, Visit England, the UK National Tourism Board, has conceptualized new guidelines for their Purple Flag Week campaign, the annual UK after hours event, which was launched in 2009. This week is designed showcase the diversity and quality of hospitality businesses during the evening hours in…

2012 154

3 Easy Ways To Add Subscribers Every Day!

Office Organization Success

Have you registered for next week’s free workshop yet? If not, take a minute now to register … before you continue reading the rest of this week’s news! I’m really looking forward to hosting this workshop and connecting with so many of you who are new to our Office Organization Success community. And I’m talking about one of my favorite topics too … online marketing! It’s been another busy week of soccer with the boys.

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Are There Hidden Treasures in Your Inbox?

Tips From T. Marie

You see it all the time; an email announcing a new course or class that will make a difference in your business. Many of us send them to the trash bin before we even open them, but what if we’re trashing opportunities to do what we do better ? What if those things we think we already know how to do could be done better, faster and with greater results?

2012 116

Setting Boundaries with Clients — the Good, the Bad and Even the Ugly Ones

Step It Up VA Coaching

Here’s a question for you. When was the last time you hired a service provider, say an attorney or a mechanic and you were able to set their schedule for them? Or had them drop everything and come running every time you called? My guess is—probably never. When you deal with other businesses, you abide by their policies, their normal hours of operation, and you respect that, right? It should be no different with you and your clients.

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