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20 Questions to Know Yourself Better and Unlock the Immense Potential Within

Dumb Little Man

“Know Thyself”. All of us have heard this aphorism. Most of us acknowledge that unless you know yourself first, you really can’t achieve much in life. We also realize that we each have immense potential to create amazing things and find lasting happiness. And yet.

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What questions should assistants ask at an interview?

Practically Perfect PA

So you’ve bagged a job interview, you’ve picked your outfit, you’ve researched the company and planned a few answers. You’ve made your way to the company building and have managed to get through all of the tricky questions.

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Where Does Clutter Come From?

Clutter Coach

Originally posted 2012-05-08 10:40:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Clutter comes from many sources; a primary one is what we call delayed decision making.

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Navigating Confidentiality in the Workplace

Eat Your Career

With all the talk of whistle blowers and leaks in the news lately, this topic couldn’t be more relevant. You don’t have to be in the NSA or CIA for confidentiality issues to hit you in the workplace.

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Don't Let Fear and Anxiety Rule Your Life. Learn How to Banish Anxiety and Face Your Fears.

Dumb Little Man

Do you ever feel anxious? That white knuckle, heart stopping, and nausea inducing feeling of dread and panic? Many of us have experienced these feelings. Our fears can very quickly overtake you if you’re not careful.

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What is Native Advertising?

Small Business Labs

We enjoy new buzzwords here at Small Business Labs. Native advertising is a relatively new and hot buzzword in online advertising circles. It describes what used to be called advertorials or sponsored content. This is company produced content that runs on a media company website. This content is meant to engage the media company's audience as much as their "real" content does - while at the same time delivering a soft branding or marketing message.

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How Small Businesses can ease their Carbon Footprint (and Exceed in their Industry)

Eco-Office Gals

The idea of “going green” has now become very commonplace in the vernacular of your average individual but one area of our modern society which seems to be lacking is that of the small business environment.

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Change Your Attitude With Timeless Life Lessons From My Dog

Dumb Little Man

Maverick. That was my dogs name. He was named after A. Top Gun And B. A chocolate bar. Two things I enjoyed as a child. We picked him up from a place roughly 5 hours from my home. I lived in Germany at the time, and I was only young.

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Are Elite Colleges Only For Rich Kids?

Small Business Labs

If you want to be depressed about the state of education and opportunity equality in the U.S., take a look at the Hamilton Project's recent study on the lack of low income students attending elite U.S. colleges.

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Schedule Your Priorities; Don’t Prioritize Your Schedule

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.” ” — Stephen Covey. I saw this quote the other day and it really got me thinking.

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A Business Shift Is Happening

Office Organization Success

Having been in business for 12 years now, I’ve seen many changes happening in the online world … and most of those changes have been down to the technology that’s available. As business owners the technology has empowered us to create businesses that we can run from just about anywhere as long as we have a PC and an internet connection. We have the ability to reach hundreds of thousands of people with just the click of a mouse or a status update.

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STOP! Before Packing Up Your Home Use These Stress Reducing Techniques To Employ When Moving

Dumb Little Man

When it comes to stress production in our modern lives, the only things that typically beat moving are starting a new job or the death of a family member. The truth is that while moving is never easy, it does not have to be a huge box of stress, either!

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Top 5 Tips for Contacting Leads

The Small Business Blog

What does your business do when someone asks to know more about your products or services? Is there a set process in place or have you never thought about it?

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My @Charter Post Follow Up: Customer Service—Actions Speak Louder than Words

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Business Tips As a business, you can tell people all you want that customer service is important to you but the words alone don’t make it true. A few months back I wrote this article about the great customer service I was receiving from Charter via Twitter.

How to Network While Traveling on Business

On The Job

After a long day of business on the road, I have been known to hole up in my hotel room and have room service deliver a hot fudge sundae while I watch a marathon of "International House Hunters."

Looking For The Love Of Your Life? These Do's And Don'ts Of Online Dating Can Help.

Dumb Little Man

Summer is here and many of us now have some extra time to look for that special someone to share our time with. If you are tired of bars and clubs or being set up by family members there is another option that can help you make that special connection. .

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Why positive thinking is not enough

The Small Business Blog

I have always had an issue with those who proclaim positive thinking to be the answer to all problems. My point is this. It is not enough to think “positive” it actually has to be a way of being. To illustrate this unfortunately I am going to use a personal, real life example.

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Administrative/Clerical: Social Media is Here to Stay

Office Dynamics

Social media has the power to connect professionals and consumers, making it a valuable tool in everyday business operations. For administrative and clerical professionals, social media can streamline communication and increase discourse.

Obamacare Not Only Driver of Part-Time Jobs

Small Business Labs

June's employment report was good news. Net jobs increased by 195,000 jobs and over 200,000 private sector jobs were added.  The BLS also  revised upward  the prior two months by 70,000 jobs.   Overall, the last 3 months have been the best job producing quarter since prior to the recession. But despite the good numbers, there was much gnashing of teeth over the increase in part-time employment. 

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Give Yourself A Raise With The Single Most Valuable Asset! Here Is How To Acquire It Without Spending A Cent!

Dumb Little Man

An asset which will change how you treat people and how people treat you. An asset so valuable that it has a potential to completely transform how you do business. Would you care to guess what it is? Actually, the answer is rather simple – Trust.

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Five Tools To Improve Your Online Event Marketing

The Small Business Blog

Event promotion is none of these things: easy, stress free, glamorous.

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Sealing the Deal with Clients – It’s An Art Form All Its Own

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. One thing I hear a lot from VAs and other entrepreneurs is how they want to increase their “closing the sale” percentage because it’s so low. Let’s face it; that’s what we all want, isn’t it? But there’s a right way and a wrong way to make that happen.

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You’re a Modern-Day Kit Carson

The Solopreneur Life

K it Carson was a 19th-century trapper, scout, and soldier whose adventures in the American West made him a legend. Today throughout the West, cities (including the capitol of Nevada), schools, counties, parks, roads, an Army post, a valley, a mountain, and a forest all bear Carson’s name.

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Make Buying A Car Less Stressful By Answering These Questions

Dumb Little Man

Next to buying a house, purchasing a car is one of the biggest financial moves you’ll ever make. No wonder some people break out in hives at the idea of shopping for an auto. Whether you decide to buy a new car or a used model, you can make a more informed decision by asking the right questions.

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Bookkeeping the secret of micro biz success

The Small Business Blog

Band leader of the Enterprise Rockers and longtime collaborator for The Small Business Blog, the inimitable Tony Robinson OBE, is doing his best to keep micro businesses rocking.

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How to Improve Collaboration at Work

On The Job

Is your team bogged down by bickering or back-biting? Do team members seem disengaged and uncollaborative? If so, it could be that they need to have their interactions overhauled so that conversations are supportive, focused and meaningful.

Administrative/Clerical: What is Your Biggest Office Productivity Killer?

Office Dynamics

Office productivity is important for administrative professionals, as your boss often reviews you based on how much work you get done. Many of the tools you use help you increase productivity, but others are office productivity killers.

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Simplify Reference Material With the Four Laws of Simplicity

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. After bumping into the Four Laws Of Simplicity , I realized that they can be applied not only to physical stuff, but also the aspects of every productivity system. In this series, we have already talked about applying it to “stuff , as well as calendars and task lists. Now we’ll take a look at how to apply them to reference material. The Four Laws Of Simplicity.

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WinWeb Hubs are coming to a town near you

The Small Business Blog

I’m delighted to announce the launch of the very first WinWeb Hub in Letchworth, Hertfordshire on 1st August. This will be the first of many so don’t worry if you can’t pop down to see us, there should be one near you fairly soon!

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What to do when you need to clone yourself

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

Each week, dozens of entrepreneurs tell me their biggest struggles via my Clarity Couch free consulting test drive. Again and again, I hear people crying out for a clone of themselves. There is never enough time to work on the business, because everyone is too busy working in their business.

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It Takes Courage: Building Administrative Support Teams

Office Dynamics

It Takes Courage. I began working with my employer in January, 2003. When I started, there were over 14,000 employees within the organization. Previously I had worked for much smaller companies with employees in the hundreds at the maximum, not thousands. While I was excited for this new opportunity, I was more overwhelmed than I had ever been in my life. I recall spending the first week on the job slinking off to a private place where I could shed a few tears, regroup and get right back at it.

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Helloooooo 50!

Virtual Moxie

On Thursday, I''ll be celebrating my 50th birthday. Gosh darn it. I''ve surprised myself by being oh-so excited, which is likely the best gift I could ever have been given. See, when my mother (and most of her contemporaries) were 50, they were OLD, and that''s exactly what I''ve always thought 50 would be for me, too. But whether you believe that 50 is the new 30 (hahaha!!),

2013 130

How can WinWeb help your business grow?

The Small Business Blog

This great review on Yahoo! Small Business Advisor provides almost everything you will need to know about WinWeb software. Have a quick read to see which apps would be most appropriate to your business and then why not start using them to immediately make your working life much easier?

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50 Idioms About Arms, Hands, and Fingers

Daily Writing Tips

Many idioms referring to human behavior are based on analogies to parts of the body, especially arms, hands, and fingers. Here are explanations of many of the most common expressions.

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Live a BIG LIfe Audiobook Version Released

Office Dynamics

The much-anticipated audiobook of Give Yourself Permission to Live A BIG Life is now available at In Joan Burge’s highly-acclaimed memoir, listeners can hear Joan in her own voice, as she shares her powerful and at times, emotional, examples of self-empowerment from her personal and professional life.

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What Makes An Individual A Successful Entrepreneur?

Small Business CEO

Entrepreneur’s motivation and innovation are what drives a fair chunk of economies throughout each country. As there are many good and well known entrepreneurs, there are many entrepreneurs that are not successful. What makes a successful entrepreneur?

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Feisty Enterprise Tip #9: To Be Persistent Enough To Succeed You Have To Love Being In Your Own Business

The Small Business Blog

The big difference between business as taught in colleges and universities and business as run by real, live, business owners is ‘guts and passion’.

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