Sat.Jun 14, 2014 - Fri.Jun 20, 2014

5 Lesser-Known Must-Read Books For Entrepreneurs

Dumb Little Man

As any entrepreneur will tell you, starting your own business is like giving birth to a child; only much more painful and demanding. Despite that, it’s an addiction that aspiring entrepreneurs just can’t let go of.

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The $11 Billion Workspace-as-a-Service Industry

Small Business Labs

The 1st Annual Local-Mobile Workspace-as-an-Industry conference was recently held in San Jose. The CloudVo site provides an excellent summary of the event, including links to the conference presentations.

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How to be an Effective Employee

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to be an Effective Employee appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Sometimes being an effective employee is easy and sometimes it’s not —work responsibilities and circumstances vary, as do relationships with co-workers.

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20 questions to ask before you book a venue

Practically Perfect PA

It goes without saying that the venue is a crucial part of any event that you organise, there are a lot of factors that need to be considered before you book the venue. Let’s assume that all of the groundwork has been completed.

2014 236

These 5 Every Day Distractions Will Suck Your Life Away if You Let Them

Dumb Little Man

We live in a world where almost everyone is in a rush – whether it’s getting to a meeting venue on time, submitting work notes on schedule, beating traffic so as not be late to work or school – these are just some of the common scenarios that mirror how hectic our schedule have become.

2014 286

Online Talent Marketplaces Continue Rapid Expansion

Small Business Labs

There are several interesting new data points on the increasing use of online talent marketplaces like Elance-oDesk, Freelancer.com, etc.

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The R’s Of Employee Motivation

Ian's Messy Desk

The post The R’s Of Employee Motivation appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. If you think your employee’s poor performance is costing you profit, instead of overhauling your employee roster, why not try motivating them to become better employees ?

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How to Nail a Job Interview Before You Even Step Into the Room

Dumb Little Man

Oh how I used to hate interviewing. I would lay awake the night before dreading the whole thing and really not wanting to even go. I remember there were moments where I would try and convince myself that if I didn’t go, I could take the whole morning off and do something I really wanted to do.

2014 286

The Economic Shifts Caused by the Great Recession

Small Business Labs

The New York Times article The Nation's Economy, This Side of the Recession covers how the economy has changed due to the impacts of the great recession.

2014 170

5 Simple Procrastination Busters

Simple Productivity Blog

We''ve all had days where we have had trouble getting things started. Perhaps it is just a general disinclination; or perhaps we are dawdling. The end effect is we are not getting done what needs to be done. Today we will look at five procrastination busters to get you started on your tasks.

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The Landmark, London

Practically Perfect PA

Built in 1899, The Landmark certainly has an interesting history. Originally built as a railway hotel for commuters piling out of Marylebone Station just across the road The Landmark was designed as a luxurious retreat for those residing in London on business or for pleasure.

2014 169

4 Ways To Be More Considerate (With Your Kids)

Dumb Little Man

Class is about to begin and one of the students, Wendy, starts to talk about her brother. She tells us that he is very naughty. Sometimes he hits her and their grandmother, he likes to throw tantrums and can be just uncontrollable.

2014 282

What to Consider When Seduced by Possibility

Virtual Moxie

We all want what we want. And the more seductive something is, the more we sometimes want it.

2014 237

Infographic: Marketing Automation

The Small Business Blog

Small business owners only have a limited amount of time to do everything in their business. That’s why marketing automation has greatly increased in popularity as newer technology makes it possible.

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Comfort and Productivity

Simple Productivity Blog

Anything that distracts you from the task at hand is counter to productivity. Have you ever considered how any discomforts in your environment is negatively affecting your productivity?

2014 211

Reverse Engineering Your Heroes and Role Models

Dumb Little Man

Heroes and role models are obviously very important to us all. They might be your mom, your dad or someone you know in your community. They might be figures in popular culture or literature. I have personally relied on pop culture heroes throughout my life.

2014 277

The Case of the Disappearing Virtual Assistant

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Business Tips. Virtual Assistance for Businesses. Working with a Virtual Assistant This article written by a Virtual Assistant made me cringe this morning. In it they claim to have ‘crashed and burned’ several times in their VA career. And then the author goes on to claim that it’s ‘a rather common occurrence’ amongst virtual assistants and then extends it to ‘Western freelancers and other […] ( Read more. ).

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Collaborate with young entrepreneurs at London Tech Week

The Small Business Blog

Collaboration is one of the best ways for a business to grow and develop, especially when it involves various young entrepreneurs teaming up to tackle problems as a collective force. The trouble is that it can be difficult to make the right connections with other like-minded entrepreneurs.

BIG Closeout SALE Starts Today!

Office Organization Success

It’s time to let go of the old to make way for the new! And that means some of the On Demand Workshops in the School for Online Business Success are going away. Rather than just letting them quietly disappear, you can get them at 50% OFF ( that’s just $23.50 per workshop! ). So which one(s) do you want: How To Easily Create a Stay-in-Touch (a.k.a. Ezine) System to Grow Your Business. How To Put Your Follow-Up On Autopilot Using Autoresponders.

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Are You Afraid of Getting Fired?

Small Business Labs

Smartbriefs recently did a non-scientific poll asking readers how frequently they worry about getting fired. The results, which came from their base of almost 200,000 readers, were: Never — I’m irreplaceable: 20.49%. Sometimes — when projects go wrong or bad things happen: 55.74%. Often — I am frequently on edge: 17.49%. All the time — I live in perpetual fear of getting fired: 6.28%.

2014 137

How to Avoid the Disappearing Virtual Assistant Problem

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Business Tips. Virtual Assistance for Businesses. Working with a Virtual Assistant In my last post I shared my shock and a little outrage when I discovered an article written by a virtual assistant who talked about fear,crashing, burning and going AWOL. So how do you as a business owner in need of a virtual assistant avoid one of those disappearing virtual assistants? Stop looking […] ( Read more. ).

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Michael Port’s Mission: Kill the Elevator Speech

The Solopreneur Life

Michael Port, author of “Book Yourself Solid,” helps professionals learn how to sell their services. Port is on a mission to kill the elevator speech. (If If you don’t know what an elevator speech is, here’s an article from 2007, the heyday of the elevator speech.) Port says he’s been polling audiences for years on the […]. Related posts: 6 Marketing Lessons Solopreneurs Can Learn From a Plumber. Merlin Olsen’s Personal Mission Statement.

2014 135

You’re the Boss … Take Time Off When YOU Want!

Office Organization Success

My son’s graduation party last weekend was lovely; the weather co-operated and we all had a lot of fun. I’ve put some more photos on Facebook , if you’re interested in seeing them. We had a lot of family visiting from the UK these past two weeks; as you can imagine, it’s been very chaotic. So much so that I decided to give myself the week off! I’d planned on taking a few days away from the office but, in the end, I took the week.

2014 136

Open Loops 6/20/2014: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. This week I highlight articles on. Getting the last ketchup out. Something to think about before agreeing to do something. Addiction. Dealing with burnout.

2014 190

How Does an Assistant Prioritize?

Office Dynamics

What is prioritizing? Prioritizing means using your strategic thinking, long-range vision and knowledge of your leader’s priorities and business objectives to see and determine which tasks are more important at each moment. You give those tasks more of your attention, energy and time.

2014 174

Meetings – Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

“I don’t know the statistics, but I’m willing to guess that the executives of corporate America spend 70 to 80 percent of their time in meetings. I do know that most of those meetings… are 70 to 80 percent posturing and leveling… The posturing is gratuitous, and the leveling is better done elsewhere. This alone… Read the full article here: Meetings – Quote of the Week on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business Quotations Business Quotes meetings

2014 166

Balancing the Life Side of Things

Productivityist

My wife and I watched the film "I Don''t Know How She Does It" (based on the book of the same name ) earlier this week. It wasn''t exactly a great movie, but some of the messages in it have been swirling around in my head for the past couple of days.

2014 105

New Productivity Forms: June 2014

Simple Productivity Blog

One of the things I wanted to do this year is to release productivity forms more often. Fun tools make me more productive). So to that end, I will be releasing a new set of productivity forms every month. They are free.all you have to do is sign up for the mailing list here. This month: Flip flops.

2014 186

How Do I Cope With Conflicting Priorities?

Office Dynamics

What is prioritizing? Prioritizing means using your strategic thinking, long-range vision and knowledge of your leader’s priorities and business objectives to see and determine which tasks are more important at each moment. You give those tasks more of your attention, energy and time.

2014 164

The Case of the Disappearing Virtual Assistant

Tips From T. Marie

This article written by a Virtual Assistant made me cringe this morning. In it they claim to have ‘crashed and burned’ several times in their VA career. And then the author goes on to claim that it’s ‘a rather common occurrence’ amongst virtual assistants and then extends it to ‘Western freelancers and other people who work from home.’ And then the kicker: “ … most of us either tend to just disappear, or go AWOL , because we’re so ashamed that we let our boss/es down.

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3 Things Worth Doing on Father's Day

Productivityist

3 Things is a regular series that highlights three things you can do to overcome a challenge, enhance your productivity, and improve other aspects of your work and life. I''m a father. It''s the most important job that I have, and it''s one I enjoy more than any other.

2014 97

Do You Really Need That Very?

Daily Writing Tips

A horrific accident occurred in my part of the country recently. A truck carrying logs shed its load as it approached a bridge occupied by a group of construction workers. Men were trapped under logs, bleeding from their injuries, writhing in the pain of broken bones; several were killed.

2014 110

How to Persevere When Times Are Tough

Office Dynamics

BIG Staying Power: The Power of Discipline and Commitment, Your 2 Best Friends. There are times throughout our life when we want to accomplish or do something but for some reason, we just aren’t motivated. Don’t you hate when that happens.

2014 162

How to Avoid the Disappearing Virtual Assistant Problem

Tips From T. Marie

In my last post I shared my shock and a little outrage when I discovered an article written by a virtual assistant who talked about fear,crashing, burning and going AWOL. So how do you as a business owner in need of a virtual assistant avoid one of those disappearing virtual assistants? Stop looking for a bargain. Bargain shopping for a virtual assistant could very well end up costing you more than you realize.

2014 100

How to Do a Weekly Review in Todoist

Productivityist

"David Allen says that if you are not doing your weekly review, you are not doing GTD." - Leo Babauta, Zen Habits.

2014 95

Comma After Introductory Phrases

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks why there is no comma after the introductory phrase in the following sentence from one of my recent posts: At a recent writers’ conference I heard a successful self-published author say, “Readers are not looking for great writing; they’re looking for a great story.”.

2014 109

Coping With Conflicting Priorities

Office Dynamics

What is prioritizing? Prioritizing means using your strategic thinking, long-range vision and knowledge of your leader’s priorities and business objectives to see and determine which tasks are more important at each moment. You give those tasks more of your attention, energy and time.

2014 151