Sat.Nov 02, 2013 - Fri.Nov 08, 2013

How To Be A Better You, In 14 Steps or Less

Dumb Little Man

In theory we all want to be better; better friends, better spouses, better people, whatever. But getting there is easier said than done. When you think about becoming better do you picture becoming someone else? Someone you admire? If so, you are looking at it all wrong.

2013 286

Reviewing performance reviews

Practically Perfect PA

I must admit I’m not a big fan of this time of year or as I like to call it ‘performance review season’ For an assistant most of the next few weeks are filled organising meetings for our manager and their direct reports to review the last year.

2013 214

The growth of alternative and complementary finance for SMEs

The Small Business Blog

It is no longer news that many businesses and individuals continue to feel the force of the economic recession. For SMEs though, things are looking up. Chancellor George Osborne said in September this year that the UK economy is showing “signs of a balanced, broad based and sustainable recovery”.

Little Things You Can Do to Make Life Better

On The Job

Tom Rath is a bestselling author of books such as “StrengthsFinder 2.0” with more than 5 million books sold.

2013 200

Some Of The Most Promising Jobs For The Next 5 Years

Dumb Little Man

The choice of a specialist in a certain field is usually a long and difficult process. On one hand, every person must have a clear idea of what they are best in what they would like to work after graduating.

2013 285

Going green at work? Good practices start at home!

Practically Perfect PA

Here at Practically Perfect PA I am always on the look out for great office stationery, maybe because I am slightly obsessed with stationery but mostly because it is hard to find a reliable, competitive and innovative office supply company.

2013 208

Enterprise Rockers gig at the WinWeb Hub

The Small Business Blog

Starting tomorrow (Thursday 7th November), Enterprise Rockers in the Hertfordshire area will be taking over the WinWeb HUB at the Goldsmith Centre in Letchworth.

2013 201

More Trending

Create The "Why Habit" To Change Your Behavior

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever talked to someone who just kept asking "why?" " to everything you say, forcing you to go into more and more detail? It's pretty annoying, right? But have you ever thought about why it's possible to continue to ask "why?"

2013 285

The Cure for Home Office Doldrums-The Coffitivity App

Tips From T. Marie

Categories: Business Tips Tags: App Coffee Shop creativity The Home Office Working From Home Your Home Office I’ve talked about breaking the monotony of working from home by visiting a local coffee shop before. It works great for those of us with a coffee shop close by.

Most Frustrating HR Challenges

The Small Business Blog

Some aspects of working in HR can be frustrating, and it can be difficult to know what to do to overcome certain challenges. Human resources professionals have to effectively communicate information to employees.

2013 201

Habits of Extremely Productive People Made Simple

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. A few weeks ago I stumbled across an article in the Huffington Post about the habits of extremely productive people. While I agree with most points in the article, I’m not sure that some of them are truly habits (a consistent doing of something), and I think some of them are still over-complicated. So of course I decided to write my own take on these, simplifying them down for the rest of us.

2013 191

Stuck In A Rut? These Tips Can Help You To Turn Your Life Around.

Dumb Little Man

Does your life ever seem like a trap you can't escape because you have failed too much in all important areas of your life? I empathize, because I have been there a few times (read: unemployed, broke, lonely, depressed).

2013 285

Create Your Own Free Lunch and Learn Sessions

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Create Your Own Free Lunch and Learn Sessions appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. What do you do with your lunch hour, hang out with the gang in the lunch room, go for a walk, take a nap or continue to work?

2013 185

Infographic: One Day Shipping

The Small Business Blog

Internet shoppers are increasingly demanding the convenience of one-day delivery on the products they order online.

2013 197

Introducing…The Simple Holiday Preparation ECourse

Simple Productivity Blog

Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog. It’s November. And for me, that means gearing up for the holiday season. From Thanksgiving to Hanukkah to Yule to Christmas, and all the little events in between, I have to be on top of what is going on. I don’t have a whole lot of extra time to begin with, so organizing and simplifying is crucial to my continued sanity and sleeping at this time of year.

5 Must-Have Tools for Networking Online

Dumb Little Man

Social media is a game-changer in many ways. It’s hard to imagine how we ever kept in touch with distant friends and family before Facebook, LinkedIn and all the other social networks came along.

3 Reasons Going Green Can Benefit Your Business

Eco-Office Gals

The main reason to go green is to do your bit for the environment. However, if you run a business, going green can lead to numerous additional benefits. Here are three of the most important that you can take advantage of by improving your green credentials. Save Money.

2013 233

Top 5 Tips for Avoiding Bad Business Practices

The Small Business Blog

If you are an entrepreneur, your role is very different than if you were employed by somebody else.

2013 194

Jasmine Freeman named Vice President,Office Dynamics International

Office Dynamics

November 7, 2013 - Las Vegas, Nevada, For Immediate Release. Jasmine Freeman named Vice President, Office Dynamics International. Jasmine Freeman, Chief Executive Assistant to Joan Burge , founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International , has been named an Officer of the Company, Vice President.

How to Save Money for Christmas Shopping

Dumb Little Man

My how the time flies! It’s already less than 100 shopping days until Christmas. While this is supposed to be a joyful time of year, it can also be one of the most stressful.

2013 272

The Cloud's Impact on Business Models

Small Business Labs

I had an interesting time this week at Solutions 13 , which is the Sleeter Group's annual accounting solutions conference.   Over 800 people attended the event which focused on improving business processes through the use of mobile, cloud and connected services and technologies. My biggest take away from the event was the impact cloud technologies are having on accounting firm business models.

2013 158

Competition: Quote of the Week

The Small Business Blog

“I believe that if you’re going to take someone on, you might as take on the biggest brand in the world.” ” This weeks quote is by Richard Branson, the legendary British entrepreneur and CEO of Virgin.

2013 194

How To Create a Successful Niche Business

The Solopreneur Life

W hy should you create a niche business? A niche business is a “must” for solopreneurs, because serving a well-defined niche requires fewer resources than serving a broader market. For example, niches make marketing infinitely easier. When you have a niche you know who your ideal customer is! You understand their wants, needs. You are able to develop products and services that meet their needs. What Is a Niche? Definitions of a niche. • A niche is: 1.

2013 145

Don’t Let Good Be The Enemy Of Great When It Comes To Working Out!

Dumb Little Man

Working out is a widely discussed issue that is rarely understood. Many people spend lots of time and money on this activity, some spend too much, some spend too little, either way they are missing out on all the positive aspects of it.

2013 261

Not Ready to Get Organized?

Clutter Coach

Originally posted 2007-02-08 10:17:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Are you using "I need to get organized" as a smoke screen? You could be doing that without even realizing it. Think about this: what would your life be like if you were already organized?

2013 141

Business Parcel Delivery: 3 Top Tips

The Small Business Blog

Companies that rely on parcel delivery will require a speedy, reliable and efficient service to maintain the integrity of their business.

2013 192

What Are You Allowing Yourself to See?

Productive & Organized

What Are You Allowing Yourself to See? There are things right in front of you every day that you don't see. To prove my point, let's go with the car example. Have you ever. experienced purchasing a new car? You do the research and you decide on a certain make and model.

2013 195

Protect Your Home with Today’s Top Home Security Apps

Dumb Little Man

It’s only natural to be concerned about the safety of your home, as it seems like every newscast we watch tells of another robbery or other such crime.

2013 241

Consulting Disruption Leading to Opportunities for Independents

Small Business Labs

According to well known innovation and strategy guru Clayton Christensen, the consulting industry is on the cusp of disruption. Key quote from his Harvard Business Review article on this topic : We have come to the conclusion that the same forces that disrupted so many businesses, from steel to publishing, are starting to reshape the world of consulting. The implications for firms and their clients are significant.

2013 136

How The Benefits Of Rainwater Harvesting Can Help Big Business

Eco-Office Gals

The use of rainwater harvesting systems by businesses all over the world is on the rise, and it’s easy to say way.

2013 194

Simple Holiday Prep ECourse Update

Simple Productivity Blog

I want to thank the readers that brought this to my attention: there was a problem with the PayPal button, as well as the price. The discount wasn’t showing, and the button didn’t work. The price mistake was mine, and it has been fixed. The discounted price of $16.99 will run until November 10, 6pm The PayPal? I don’t know. Here is the updated button: If that doesn’t work, try this link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=589BTCNMWABL8.

The Freedom to Work from Anywhere: Your Virtual Business Tips (Part 4)

Productive & Organized

I hope you are enjoying this series Freedom to Work from Anywhere: Living the Mobile Life. Many of my friends and colleagues run their businesses from all over the world and I have had a mobile business since 2003.

2013 186

Why I Don’t Write For Google Search

The Solopreneur Life

G oogle recently unleashed the latest changes to its algorithm. This round of change is called “Hummingbird.” ” And you can read all the grisly details here. Google seems to change it algorithm a lot (nobody knows for sure how often they make changes, or what the changes are), and for the people who try to “game” Google, the changes can be catastrophic. At best, the changes create tons of anxiety and lots of long days and nights at the keyboard.

Google 130

Going green at work? Good practices start at home!

Practically Perfect PA

Here at Practically Perfect PA I am always on the look out for great office stationery, maybe because I am slightly obsessed with stationery but mostly because it is hard to find a reliable, competitive and innovative office supply company.

2013 130

The Atlantic's 10 Stealth Economic Trends

Small Business Labs

The Atlantic's 10 Stealth Economic Trends that Rule the World Today  covers 10 trends in an interesting point-counter point style that lists the new trend versus the old trend. For example, their first trend is: 1) Old Trend : Expensive solar, surviving only on subsidies.    New Trend:  Cheap solar, disrupting old industries. I don't agree with all of their trends and several seem curiously out of date.

2013 123

Mastery of the Message: Using the 3 M’s of Speaking Success

Productive & Organized

Mastering your message delivery is one of the best ways to share your brilliance with your tribe and make a real connection.    Bob 'Idea Man' Hooey is a pro of powerfully speaking from the stage and I asked him to share a few tips with you. 

2013 172

Friday Bits #44: Finding Monetization Lessons Amid the Bottles

The Solopreneur Life

I n my “Friday Bits” columns, I write about solopreneur-related news, info, and amusements. Last week I was searching for a good-value Pinot Noir and found ReverseWineClub.com , a website that “thumbs its nose at bottles over $20.”

2013 130