Sat.Jul 25, 2015 - Fri.Jul 31, 2015

5 steps to regaining confidence

Dumb Little Man

Confidence is part of the human soul that affects us all. There are two primary aspects of life that can affect confidence: Number 1: Our own personal experiences. For example, I can remember my earliest experience of losing confidence when I was aged 10, and I missed a penalty at a soccer match.

Booking business travel: is there an app for that?

Practically Perfect PA

Booking business travel can be a lengthy process. There is a pressure to get the best deal on better seats and this can become time consuming as you wade through the hundreds of times, airlines and dates.

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Running a More Efficient and Greener Business

Eco-Office Gals

. Running a more efficient and greener business comes with numerous benefits. Being aware of your environmental impact as a business and putting in adequate effort to reduce it can help reduce costs and increase your appeal to a consumer market that is more environmentally arware than ever. Running a greener business today is one way to pull ahead of rivals regardless of sector. Here is a look at some steps you can take to ensure you are running a more efficient and greener business.

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Top 5 Tips for Startup Marketing

The Small Business Blog

Attracting customers is one of the top challenges for startup businesses, especially if you do not have any marketing background yourself. However, the principles of marketing are common sense and can get you a long way without excessive expenditure.

2015 224

Are You Afraid Of Becoming A Leader? 5 Simple Ways To Overcome Your Fear

Dumb Little Man

Being a leader is definitely not an easy job. But this does not mean that you are allowed to sit back and avoid any kind of responsibilities. On the contrary, it is always good to take initiative and get out of the comfort zone.

2015 285

The Etsy Economy

Small Business Labs

Craft marketplace Etsy recently released a new report called Building an Etsy Economy: The New Face of Creative Entrepreneurship. The report is based on a survey of 4000 Etsy sellers. The key findings include: The vast majority of Etsy sellers, 86%, are women. This is much higher share of women ownership than either employer businesses (about 33% women owned) or independent workers (about 50% are women). According to the report the sellers also skew young with many below the age of 35.

2015 153

Is it Time for a Coach?

Step It Up VA Coaching

by Donna Toothaker. We all arrive at a business crossroads at some point. We need to choose a direction in which to proceed, but right now, we feel stuck somewhere in the middle. Perhaps it’s time to seek outside support to help move you ahead.

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9 Things You Must Stop Doing Now If You Want To Live Free In A World That Can Bind You Up

Dumb Little Man

Most people want to be free to do what they like when they like. Unfortunately, this never becomes a reality for a whole host of reasons that always seem sensible at the time.

2015 285

Major Shift in Thinking About Americans with Multiple Jobs

Small Business Labs

Fusion's There are probably way more people in the 'gig economy' than we realize covers a major shift in thinking about how many people in the U.S.

2015 151

Analysis: Honesty Can Backfire in a Performance Review

On The Job

When can telling the truth be counter-productive? During a performance evaluation.

2015 201

Deadline For Shell LiveWire Award Coming Up

The Small Business Blog

Tomorrow, Friday 31 July 2015 is the closing date for the Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme Award. By 2050, our planet could be home to more than 9 billion people with 75% living in cities.

2015 188

Should You Friend Your Boss On Facebook?

Dumb Little Man

“Do I friend my boss on Facebook or not?” – that is the question that many working people ask themselves today. You may drink coffee together in the mornings, go to lunch, exchange presents on birthday and ask each other for advice, but you still don’t hurry to send a friend request on Facebook.

Reach For Consensus Before Walking Away

Virtual Moxie

Jermaine wrote: I've been talking with a client, and am excited that we want to work together. I sent him my client agreement, only to find that when he read it, he didn't want to sign it. Instead, he wanted me to sign his, but they're both very different. I'm at a loss about this, Anastacia.

2015 187

5 Signs Employees are Thinking About Leaving -- and What to Do About It

On The Job

Managers know that disengaged workers are a problem, but they may not realize the truly big impact such workers have on the bottom line — and how much better engaged workers perform.

2015 181

Top 5 Tips for Startup Marketing

The Small Business Blog

Attracting customers is one of the top challenges for startup businesses, especially if you do not have any marketing background yourself. However, the principles of marketing are common sense and can get you a long way without excessive expenditure. Know Yourself Time spent on working out what makes your product or service special (its… Read the full article here: Top 5 Tips for Startup Marketing on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Top 5 Tips business startup Marketing/PR Top

2015 175

7 Rituals to Help You Move Heaven and Earth

Dumb Little Man

The things that we do to help ourselves only have ongoing positive effects if we make them into habits. Positive change is even more profound and more permanent when those habits become rituals. What is the difference between a habit and a ritual?

2015 270

Declutter the Digital

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2008-01-17 12:27:59. Republished by Blog Post Promoter Rule of thumb: it’s easier to organize things when there are fewer of them. How often do you look through a folder or collection of digital photographs and find only a handful that you want to show to anyone? The rest are too dark, out of focus, more versions of the same thing, make you look fat, or you have no idea why you even took them.

2015 118

How Potential Leaders Get Overlooked -- and What to Do About It

On The Job

In the workplace, it’s those who are outgoing, ambitious, dependable and intelligent who rise through the ranks and assume leadership positions. But are we missing something?

2015 173

The Importance Of Handling “Done”

Simple Productivity Blog

So you've done a project, wrapped it all up, delivered it. Now what? In July we are going to look at projects: how to pick what to do, how to get started, how to move forward consistently, how to fix stalled projects, and what to do after you finish a project.

2015 164

Benefits of Having God

Dumb Little Man

How it pays to have faith in God, religion or the associated paraphernalia (let me call it ‘it’ for the remaining part)? • ‘It’ frees up time, energy and motivation since you’ve offloaded a part of your mental baggage to a third party vendor. This saved time can be reinvested in something productive or interesting. • ‘It’ helps you to uphold your self-confidence that you’ll be protected, no matter what comes in your way. • ‘It’ helps coping up with critical life and death situations.

2015 215

Make This Week Your Best Week Ever!

Office Dynamics

Hello Monday Motivators! I was very fortunate to host a webinar earlier this month with the amazing Adam Timm. Adam was a 9-1-1 dispatcher for the Los Angeles Police Department. He suffered for years with chronic tension headaches, ulcers and a bad attitude.

2015 143

Steady Growth for British Online Retail

The Small Business Blog

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics last week show that British online sales increased by 11.4 % in June 2015, compared to the same time last year. The value of sales made online in June 2015 increased by 1.4 % compared with May 2015 and accounted for 12.4 % of all retail sales.… … Read the full article here: Steady Growth for British Online Retail on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business News news Office for National Statistics retail

2015 130

Under construction…

Simple Productivity Blog

This site is currently under construction…please check back later, or mosey over to and watch for announcements. . Image by Per Gosche. Licensed under Creative Commons. No changes made. The post Under construction… appeared first on Whole Life Productivity.

2015 153

Are you writing the wrong words?

Men With Pens

Click here to read the full article →Another rocking post from Men With Pens! Are you writing the wrong words? first appeared on Men With Pens Copyright 2006 — 2015, All Rights. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Better Writin

2015 89

Ancient Productivity Advice That Is Relevant Today (Part I)


“It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it.” – Seneca. It’s easy to think that productivity advice is a new concept, but it’s not. Seneca, a Roman author and philosopher wrote advice to his peers 2,000 years ago. His suggestions are still valuable today.

2015 111

Knowing your Rights as a Contract Worker

Small Business CEO

Although the law is fairly clear on the standards that employees should expect in the workplace, the situation for contract workers can be a lot more confusing, with some assuming that they have no rights at all.

2015 109

10 Misspelled Words That Get Me Down

Daily Writing Tips

NOTE: Any spell-check program ought to catch most of these for you. However, the wisest course is to master them yourself. For fun, I did a search for the incorrect version of nine of the ten. I didn’t bother with Number 7 because both its and it’s are valid spellings.

2015 109

Before and After – Or How To Lose Weight by Running

Brilliantly Better

During the last 4 years I lost 18 kilos and I went from not being able to run more than 300 meters to running (and … The post Before and After – Or How To Lose Weight by Running appeared first on Dragos Roua. Personal Development

2015 74

Deadline For Shell LiveWire Award Coming Up

The Small Business Blog

Tomorrow, Friday 31 July 2015 is the closing date for the Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme Award. By 2050, our planet could be home to more than 9 billion people with 75% living in cities. Ensuring sufficient supply of resources will pose considerable challenges and at the same time present opportunities for the next generation… Read the full article here: Deadline For Shell LiveWire Award Coming Up on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business News LiveWIRE Award Shell

2015 103

Things you Need When you Start your First Business

Small Business CEO

Starting your first business is an exciting time. Being your own boss, taking crucial decisions, and creating a vision for your new venture is something you will learn to truly appreciate as your business grows.

2015 107

Is Ask a Noun?

Daily Writing Tips

A reader questions the use of ask as a noun: “The ask was unreasonable.”. “I I realize it’s a big ask, but I’m hoping you can do it.”. In these examples, “ask” seems to be a synonym for “request.” Merriam-Webster says “ask” is a verb, but increasingly I hear it used as a noun.

2015 109

These are The Reasons Small Businesses Should Consider IT Consultation

Small Business CEO

You may think that IT support is something that only big businesses need. They are the ones with all of the big computer systems and they are more likely to be the ones to have problems since they have so many different people working in one place.

2015 104

How to Deal with the Downsides of Working from Home

Small Business CEO

The advent of the internet has spawned a whole host of modern businesses, the demands of which are no longer restricted to the boundaries of the office. For tiny startups with only one or two employees, this makes perfect sense.

2015 103

Strategies to Shop Around for Bargains Online

Small Business CEO

Shopping for bargains online can save your business a lot of time and money on the products that your employees use most, as well as new and exciting ones. Here are some tips for finding the best bargains online. Sort by discount.

2015 94

Chalk It Up

Daily Writing Tips

Having read the post about the expression chock-full , a reader asks, Could you also clarify and explain the origins of “chalk it up.” I’ve also seen “chock it up” which I assume is an error. I’ve also heard “chop it up” in the same context.

2015 93

Comment, Suggestion, and Feedback

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks about these three words: I was wondering about the differences between comment , suggestion , and feedback. They often seem to be used interchangeably. I would like to know how to use each word appropriately in different contexts. .

2015 92

Raining Death and Destruction

Daily Writing Tips

This week I received an email that contained the phrase “reigning death and destruction on innocent people.” Naturally, I was moved to do a web search to see if other writers were misspelling the phrase “raining death and destruction.”.

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