Sat.Apr 13, 2013 - Fri.Apr 19, 2013

Focus – The Recipe for Success

Dumb Little Man

Take the example of any person who has achieved success in his or her chosen field and you''ll find that they share certain traits. You''ll find strong motivation , clear goals, the will to overcome all odds and hard work. But there is one quality that distinguishes them from the rest.

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Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Administrators Part 3

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve written two blog posts on interview questions specific to PAs, EAs and admin assistants and they have both proved to be very popular so I thought I’d add another ten questions that I have been asked at various interviews over the years and my answers for them.

Infographic: Cloud is a Big Deal for US Small Business

The Small Business Blog

Today’s infographic contains more interesting facts and statistics about the Cloud and what it means for smaller businesses. It’s based on information gained from US firms, but the benefits apply equally to businesses across the world.

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The Emerging Gender Gap Favoring Women

Small Business Labs

Wayward Sons: The Emerging Gender Gap in Labor Markets and Education is a fascinating study by noted MIT economist economist David Autor and MIT PhD student Melanie Wasserman.    They suggest that an emerging economic gender gap favoring women is developing.

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13 Things Happy People Do Differently

Dumb Little Man

People aren’t simply happy or sad, we’re both. Sometimes at the same time. Happy and sad are momentary experiences, just as hunger, melancholy, joy, grief or clarity are things you experience in a specific moment.

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Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Admins Part 4

Practically Perfect PA

Following on from Monday’s blog here are another five interview question and answers specifically for assistants. How do you work within a team?

6 Ways to Ensure Meetings Don't Suck

On The Job

I recently was asked if I would run for a community board position. I declined with a polite, "No, thank you." The reason? I know this particular board has meetings. Lots and lots of meetings.

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How to Keep Yourself Sharp

Dumb Little Man

Some lessons in life just seem to stick with you. They become an undercurrent to the way you think, live and do business. It’s beyond knowing, it’s an understanding. Two plus two will always be four. No matter the day, the climate or your mood. It just is.

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Flexibility is Why Companies Hire Contingent Workers

Small Business Labs

Staffing firm Allegis and the Human Capital Institute teamed up on a study on how corporate procurement and HR departments view the growing contingent workforce.   It's a broad based study looking at a number of issues related to the contingent workforce.

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Are You The CEO of Your Business — or The Technician?

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. Do you consider yourself to be the CEO of your business? It is your business, after all. It’s your vision, your creation, your baby. So you must be the CEO, right? But do you think like the CEO of your business? Do you act like one?

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Infographic: What can be gained from Mentoring?

The Small Business Blog

Mentoring can provide small businesses with numerous measurable benefits that better prepare them for the challenges of entrepreneurship.

What is Your Ultimate Goal - Success in Life or Success in Business?

Dumb Little Man

“If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut” - Albert Einstein When you ask most people whether their goal is to build a successful life or a successful business , most of them would unhesitatingly reply with ‘a successful life’.

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What the Titanic Can Teach You About Management

On The Job

101 years ago today, the Titanic failed to reach its final destination. There are many lessons this disaster can teach us about project management, from understanding how “hull speed” may be better than “full steam ahead” to complete a project without incident.

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Hotels Providing Office Space

Small Business Labs

CNN's Hotels vie to become the offices of the future looks at the growing trend of hotels offering office and meeting spaces as well as coworking-like lobbies.   The key quote comes from Mark Gilbreath, CEO of workspace marketplace LiquidSpace : "Hotels implicitly are in the business of space; they are extraordinarily efficient at providing space on demand. The next logical step is to broaden the brand as a place to work, not just a place to sleep."

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Presenteeism

The Small Business Blog

Much is written nowadays about presenteeism at work. Presenteeism shows itself primarily in two ways: Firstly: those who come to work when they are not well; their biggest contribution to work that day will be the spreading of their illness to their colleagues.

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14 Ways to Ditch Your Fear

Dumb Little Man

We all have fear. Fear is as normal as breathing. The problem is that most people cling to their fears, and therefore are unable to move forward in their lives with necessary change. I have learned a lot about fear in my life as a professional musician.

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WordPress Brute Force Attacks: Should You Be Worried?

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Business Websites and Blogs.

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What is a Spurious Correlation?

Small Business Labs

This is a bit more geeky than we like to get here at Smallbizlabs, but the rise of big data is resulting in growing numbers of people being exposed to statistical data and jargon. A spurious correlation is a statistical term that describes a relationship between two variables that seem to be related (correlated), but happens just by chance or due to an unseen third variable.   A good example of an unrelated spurious correlation is skirt length theory.

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Free Business Software from WinWeb

The Small Business Blog

Here is an excellent offer from our sponsors WinWeb, available to anybody currently using software that aids with running their small / medium enterprise.

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The Organized Cook

Clutter Coach

Originally posted 2012-02-23 18:28:30. Republished by Blog Post Promoter This week’s guest blogger is Jacki Rosen, professional chef. I interviewed her about how busy people can cook healthy food quickly and how they can organize their fridges and cooking schedules to make that happen.

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Cultural Fit: What Is It All About?

Job Advice Blog

Many articles point to the fact that the job interview is really all about the so-called cultural fit of the candidate, provided the skill and experience requirements are met as well of course.

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On Vacation

Simple Productivity Blog

I am on vacation this week! I’ll be back next week, refreshed and renewed. Photo by Loimere. Licensed under Creative Commons. More great content can be found on the site at SimpleProductivityBlog.com., or you can find me on Twitter ( @SmplProdBlog ) and Facebook ( Facebook.com/SimpleProductivity ). The post On Vacation appeared first on SimpleProductivityBlog.com. Blog Business

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What is Enterprise Groupware?

The Small Business Blog

Find out how your enterprise can benefit from groupware that grants you the ability to work in total collaboration with the rest of your organisation on a worldwide scale, without breaking the bank to afford it.

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Does This Answer Your Question?

Office Organization Success

I’m thrilled with the response I’ve been getting to the brand-new Your Systems For Success online training program. And feedback from those who are already doing the program has been amazing… “I’m ready and determined to make a difference in my business this year!”

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T-Shirt Error Loses Sale

Business Writing

I was walking around Seattle''s Sea-Tac International Airport yesterday, waiting for my flight to Maui, when I admired a T-shirt with a clever slogan: Washington Rain Festival, Jan. 1st – Dec. 31st What a perfect message, since it rains in. Frequently Asked Questions Grammar and Usage Proofreading Spellchecking Writing Tips

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Mad Productivity: Driving the Work so that it Doesn't Drive me Crazy

Virtual Moxie

I don''t know what''s been up this last week, but people have come out of the woodwork to ask me how I get so much done without working crazy hours, and so I thought this would be a great time to revisit my productivity post from about this time two years ago (you can read it here ), and share any updates to it. By-and-large, what I did then, I do now. I use a few more tools (see below), but I''ll add these to the list: 1. I have strong standards around my work--when, where, and with whom.

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Digital marketing for small businesses

The Small Business Blog

For a lot of small businesses entering the digital sphere can mean venturing into unfamiliar territory.

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New Program Released!

Office Organization Success

Our “Green Card” party was a huge success last weekend. Everyone had such a fun time. And I think the highlight of the night was the cake that we had made! I posted a picture of it on Facebook. And this weekend we have even more fun planned … our friends are hosting their annual Crawfish Boil. Always such a lot of fun. And I’m sure I’ll post some pics on Facebook too.

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5 Reasons Why Your Landing Page is Doomed to Fail

Small Business CEO

The landing page is the critical point in lead conversion; often the deciding factor on whether a visitor turns into a lead or walks away. Therefore, don’t let your entire marketing campaign fail as a result of a single landing page.

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WordPress: You Can’t Just Set it and Forget it

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Business Tips. Business Websites and Blogs. Featured Tags: Installing Wordpress Maintenance Wordpress Wordpress Plugin Wordpress themes Note: This post was already written when I began seeing reports about the brute force attacks on WordPress installations. I wrote a new post to address fears regarding the brute force attacks here. WordPress makes it easy to build a great website but… There are so many great things that can be said about using [.] ( Read more. ).

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Top 5 Desired Characteristics in an Employee

The Small Business Blog

One of the best parts about starting and owning a small business is being your own boss. The flip side of that coin is that now you are undoubtedly going to be someone else’s boss. That’s a horse of a different color, isn’t it?

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Moxie Tip 352: When Your Actions Make You Happy

Virtual Moxie

When you and your actions make you happy, they will attract like-minded people, who will enjoy you and be more enjoyable for you than anyone who thought you and/or what you were doing was off in some way. Moxie Tips

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Administrative Professionals Day Gift List for 2013

Office Dynamics

Do you need ideas for Administrative Professionals Day? It''s April. You''ve likely landed here because you just realized that Administrative Professionals Day is around the corner and you need a gift. You might just be curious what kind of gifts would be appropriate for an assistant.

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A Simple Way to Keep Your Email Inbox Under Control

Productivityist

I’ve been reading Mark Hurst’s Bit Literacy and came across a tip that I’ve employed for eons but others may not have thought of before. In fact, I never even thought to share it (until earlier this week on Twitter during #prodchat ) because it just seemed second nature to me now.

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US: More than half of all small businesses in the Cloud

The Small Business Blog

New research in the United States suggests that Cloud adoption is becoming widespread. The majority of businesses now use some form of Cloud Computing within their enterprise.

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Moxie Tip 353: Who Are You?

Virtual Moxie

It’s difficult to know what you want to do or where you want to take your business if you don’t know who you are. Moxie Tips

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What NOT to get your assistant this year for administrative professionals day

Office Dynamics

What NOT to get your assistant this year for administrative professionals day. By Jasmine Freeman, Chief Executive Assistant to the CEO, Office Dynamics. Congratulations you have an assistant!