Sat.Apr 27, 2013 - Fri.May 03, 2013

How to Hack Relationships: 3 Ways Physical Touch Helps

Dumb Little Man

It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves. John Bulwer Everyone says moving in with a significant other is difficult, but the first week of my life playing house was more difficult and emotionally challenging than I ever expected.

2013 285

3 Tips for Successfully Managing Your Day-to-Day Workload

Office Organization Success

If you don’t already know, I am a big fan of spreadsheets! They have so many more uses than just calculating figures. They are also a great tool to help you manage your time effectively. As a busy soloprofessional you are not only working for your clients, but you have to work ON your business too.

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How do you stop your personal life affecting your work

Practically Perfect PA

This is a question I have faced many times during my career. Your personal life can affect your work in so many ways, it could be anything from a few late nights that make you feel tired in the office to have real stress at home that really does impact your performance.

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Staying Healthy At The Office – 5 Interesting Tips

Eco-Office Gals

With just a little bit of effort and little bit of interest, your health levels can seriously improve if only you consider some interesting ideas regarding your daily life at the office.

2013 247

5 Unconventional Google Search Tips for Power Searching

Dumb Little Man

If you Google [google search tips], you''re bound to find plenty of articles that explain several ways you can improve your search techniques. They may even entice you with the promise of turning you into a Google power searcher.

Google 285

The End of Work - Or the Beginning of an Independent Economy?

Small Business Labs

Well known tech journalist and analyst Tom Foremski's Futurists. and the 'End of Work'  looks at the employment disruption being caused by digital technologies.

2013 218

Investing in Nigeria- the new face of Interpreneurship

The Small Business Blog

If you haven’t been in the West African airspace recently, you may not know of the ecstatic new buzz of the town- it’s got everyone talking and investors listening. It’s the catchy innovations of Nigeria’s finest interpreneurs.

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How to Overcome Self-Help Fatigue and Make Inspiration Stick

Dumb Little Man

Are you addicted to "inspiration porn" like I am? During a recent weekend, I spent nearly an entire day reading post after post by some of my favorite inspirational and personal development bloggers. Want to know how I felt the next day? Terrible. I felt bloated and heavy from my overindulgence.

2013 285

The Rise of Handmade Bike Manufacturing

Small Business Labs

Barron's The $22,500 Bicycle covers the growing demand for handmade, customized and high end bicycles. The title refers to an expensive custom bike made by bike studio Signature Cycles  - and yes, it costs $22,500. Of course most custom bikes are a lot cheaper than $22,500.

2013 203

Looking for Deeper Conversations? Give GooglePlus a Try #LinkLineup

Productive & Organized

Are you on Google+ or are you one of many that feel like one more social network might cause your brain to rupture?    I was the latter for quite a while. 

2013 232

Enterprise Rockers Launch Mentoring Scheme for Bankers and Politicians

The Small Business Blog

I am one of the “Head Roadies” of the Enterprise Rockers and I’m pleased to announce that we will be offering a free mentoring scheme for any bankers or politicians. Bankers and politicians have not got a clue about what is required to run a micro business.

Why Motivation is Overrated

Dumb Little Man

Motivation is a problem. Not due to a lack of, but when people search for it in order to act.

2013 285

Art Gallery on Wheels

Small Business Labs

Axle Contemporary is an art gallery on wheels.  Housed in the back of a custom retrofitted 1970 aluminum stepvan, Axle cruises around Santa Fe, New Mexico showing and selling art at strip malls and other locales not known for artistic appreciation.

2013 198

Social Media Use Leads to Employees Who are More Productive

Ian's Messy Desk

Workers who tweet, chat, like, and Skype on the job are among the most productive, according to new academic research from Warwick University in the U.K. The advent of Facebook , LinkedIn , Twitter and smartphones means people are connected in a multitude of ways leading some critics to believe it is affecting workers’ concentration span and ability to analyse in detail, with some firms even banning the use of social media.

Take a wander like the Mosey Man

The Small Business Blog

My best boss was known to everyone in the office as the Mosey Man, which in hindsight was a gross misnomer. The Cambridge Dictionary definition of “mosey” is to walk or go slowly, usually without a special purpose, which he appeared to do regularly, hands in pockets.

2013 212

A Short Review of TeuxDeux

The Solopreneur Life

I f you’re like me, you’ve tried many to-do-list tools and you’ve never been satisfied. A screenshot of TeuxDeux on my iPhone 4S. This past month I’ve been using one that might survive the free-trial period. It’s called TeuxDeux.

2013 147

Boom and Bust in Construction

Small Business Labs

The Calculated Risk blog has an article on construction spending falling in March.  But more interesting to me was the chart shown below. It illustrates how big the pre-recession housing bubble was.

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Career and Family Balance: How She Does It

Office Dynamics

Not a week goes by that someone doesn''t ask me "how does Jasmine do it?" What they mean by this is that Jasmine Freeman, my Chief Executive Assistant, is heavily involved in my business as well as in our community and she has a beautiful family of four children and a spouse at home.

2013 208

Three Deadly Sins of Leadership

Ian's Messy Desk

Some time ago a magazine writer asked me a probing question. She asked, “In your opinion and experience, what are the three most destructive things a leader can do to wreck an organization?” Actually, it’s a profound question with many possible significant answers. I considered both effective and ineffective leaders I had encountered in my business experience. I pondered what could be, in my opinion, the three worst things a leader could do.

2013 145

Business Cloud for Success

The Small Business Blog

Being successful doesn’t happen by luck, it’s by design.

2013 206

Channel Your Inner Lady Gaga for a Great Career

On The Job

What can Lady Gaga and Led Zeppelin teach you about career and business success? Peter Cook believes quite a bit. As the author of “The Music of Business,” and head of the Academy of Rock in the U.K.,

2013 198

May Snowstorm “Achilles” Will Make Some Small-Business Owners Smile

The Solopreneur Life

I live in Owatonna, Minnesota, a city of approximately 27,000 residents located in the southeast part of the state. We received 15.5 inches of snow overnight. Overnight we received 15.5″ ″ of snow from a storm that the National Weather Service named “Achilles.”

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How to Process Incoming Comunication

Ian's Messy Desk

You should work to manage of your incoming data with the fewest possible moves; including e-mail, voice mail, real-time phone calls and regular mail. It’s doesn’t take long for incoming data to constantly demand your attention and drain your day. Good workplace habits come from working smart and with control. If you receive new e-mails and voice mails all day long, schedule a couple of times per day to check them. first thing in the morning and right after lunch.)

2013 135

The Environmental Cloud

The Small Business Blog

If you are concerned with the impact your business has on the environment, you could do a lot worse than switching to the Cloud.

2013 206

A Simple Tool to Increase Your Productivity

Office Organization Success

George and I had a great “Mom & George” time in Cincinnati last weekend. And since then the entire week has been one big whirlwind… with soccer games and practices, George’s birthday (he turned 14 on Wednesday), and a Spring program at school last night. This weekend is also going to be busy too with lots of soccer, a soccer tournament, and a fashion party!

2013 130

Your Business Needs a Leader – And That Leader is You

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. Chief Executive Officer isn’t simply a title. It’s a mindset. It’s a position of leadership. If you’re not embracing the role of CEO in your business, then you’re not serving your business to the best of your abilities.

2013 130

Where Do Your Hours Go?

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. Have you ever gotten to the end of a day with nothing accomplished and have no idea where the time went? Or sat down for a minute at the computer just to look up hours later? Or decided to check something on your phone, only to lose an hour? I can say “guilty” to all three. Time Management. There are many theories out there on time management, including one that says you can’t manage time, only your own behavior.

2013 182

Generating Customer Referrals

The Small Business Blog

Your customers will want to tell the world about your business if they love the service they receive and the products you provide them. So why not make it as easy as possible for them to start recommending your business online? Try the Customer Referrals app from WinWeb.

2013 206

Workshop: How To Easily Create a Stay-in-Touch (a.k.a. Ezine) System to Grow Your Business

Office Organization Success

This step-by-step workshop teaches you how to create an effective stay-in-touch system (a.k.a. ezine) so that you can communicate with your audience on a regular (i.e. weekly or bi-weekly) basis. You’ll be able to build your relationship with your subscribers, and in turn build your business.

2013 126

5 Ways to Improve Your Job

Ian's Messy Desk

I remember a supervisor at one of my first jobs picking up on a number of silly mistakes I had made and saying, “I don’t think it’s that you’re careless, I think you couldn’t care less.” ” She was right. There were a dozen things grabbing my attention and the job wasn’t one of them. It’s easy for productivity or the quality of work to suffer if the job is not grabbing your interest.

2013 122

BizSugar Names Larry Keltto Its Contributor of the Week

The Solopreneur Life

I ’m excited to be’s Contributor of the Week! BizSugar is a small-business news site where you can discover and share the best small-business news, tips, and information. The site is designed for entrepreneurs and owners and managers of small to medium-sized businesses. I highly recommend it. Related posts: I Fired a Client Last Week. Uncategorized BizSugar

2013 109

WinWeb in World First Hybrid Cloud Pricing

The Small Business Blog

My company WinWeb has today announced a big change in the pricing structure for some of our most popular software offerings.

2013 206

Time Management is You Management

Clutter Coach

Originally posted 2008-06-27 15:20:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Here are some helpful hints from Jan Hayner for managing your time , courtesy of the Clutter Control Freak Blog (sponsored by Stacks and Stacks , which has some fab organizing products).

Having the Moxie to Let Go When You Can't Hold On

Virtual Moxie

Some months ago, I asked you to give me feedback about continuing (or not) to do Moxie five days each week. You indicated that you loved getting a dose of Moxie at the start of every day, and I decided to continue creating and delivering it to you. But I have to tell you, I’m tired exhausted. Virtual Moxie is more than nine years old. And I’ve been doing posts five days/week for nearly two. For those of you who blog, I bet you have a sense of how I feel.

2013 147

Be Unapologetically You! A Different Look on Branding and Being You

Productive & Organized

Raise your hand if you can relate>> "Have you ever been afraid of what people might think of a decision. you're about to make? A decision that could potentially make you very. unpopular with certain people." " ~Erika Napoletano.

2013 146

When you’re stuck

The Small Business Blog

We all reach points when we are stuck and don’t know what to do to get moving again. The level of significance will depend on the “thing” against which we are stuck.

2013 202

Practical Simplicity: The Media Diet

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. It was a quote that got me thinking about it: “information is not knowledge.” ” I have so much information thrown at me every day, yet I feel like I learn little. I had gone on a media fast a few years ago, but honestly, things have crept back up there. I started to check the news frequently, parse dozens of blogs and websites, read all sorts of magazines, just because I was afraid I would miss something.

2013 142