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Top 5 Tips to Relax after Work

The Small Business Blog

Can’t switch off after work? Restless? Anxious? Thoughts endlessly going round your mind? Heart racing? Grumpy with your family for no particular reason? Maybe it is time to relax!

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What it Takes to Be a Successful Freelancer

Small Business Labs

Several good articles this week about what it takes to be a successful freelancer. HBR's 7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Going Freelance  nicely synthesizes the key questions a person should ask themselves prior to becoming a freelancer. 

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Eccleston Square Hotel, London

Practically Perfect PA

Less then two minutes walk from Victoria station you can find one of the most tranquil places in London.

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5 Ways to Significantly Increase Attendance of Your Free Teleclass

Office Organization Success

You’ve planned your teleclass, promoted it … and only a handful of people have registered! Worse … with such a small number of registrations, it’s likely all you’ll be hearing is crickets on the call.

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How To Use Regret To Fuel Your Dreams

Dumb Little Man

“Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.” ― Sydney Smith Regret prison. That’s a horrific place to be, isn’t it? Just sitting in your mental cell, torturing yourself with regret.

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Amazon Launches Truck-Based Retail Store

Small Business Labs

Amazon recently launched Treasure Truck , a truck-based retail service in Seattle. It carries 1 item per day and cruises through different Seattle neighborhoods.    Shoppers use the Amazon Mobile Shopping app to buy items and arrange a place to meet the truck.

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3 Ways To Keep Projects Moving Forward

Simple Productivity Blog

Have you ever been excited to start something, only to have that interest wane and the project fizzle out? 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.

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Six Proven Secrets To Turn An Angry Customer To A Most Loyal One

Dumb Little Man

I saw a sign in front of a business centre one day that read, “Dissatisfied with our service? Please let us know. Satisfied with our service? Kindly tell others” That got me thinking. Different customers have different ways of reacting when they are unsatisfied with your business.

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The Rise of the Highly Talented and Compensated Independent Worker

Small Business Labs

The Forbes article  Six Figure Solo Businesses Grew by 45% in 5 Years, Study Finds reports on the growing number of U.S. independent workers who report earning more than $100k.

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How to Spend Less Time Revising

Business Writing

Do you take too long revising emails, reports, and other communications? This post shares three ways to cut your rewrite time. They cover planning, writing, and adjusting your standards. Make a simple plan and follow it. Diving in without.

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Ultimate travel itinerary

Practically Perfect PA

With Assist Travel coming up in September in London I wanted to share one of our most popular blogs with you – The Ultimate Travel Itinerary. I will be presenting on this very topic at the conference.

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How To Live An Uncomplicated Life

Dumb Little Man

If we delve deeper into what everyone wants from life, we all get one answer at the very root of it: peace. We either want to live an easy-going, tranquil life, or we want to live an action-packed, fun-filled life to realize our dreams and attain inner peace.

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How to Ask for Help at Work and Not Look Stupid

On The Job

Look around your workplace right now and chances are you will see one or two interns. You may observe them making some really stupid mistakes -- and you may observe them making some really smart decisions. But one thing you're sure to see is those interns asking questions.

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Open Loops 7/17/2015

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. Frugal ways to unwind. Gadgets work-at-home people need. Camping cooking. Tips for traveling with pets.

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Technology of the week: IFTTT

Practically Perfect PA

What is IFTTT? IFTTT stands for If This Then That. It is a website that helps users automate tasks, link apps and control your online world. What does it do? IFTTT allows users to create simple conditional statements called “recipes” which trigger an action.

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10 Simple Self Improvement Hacks

Dumb Little Man

Aristotle once said that we are what we repeatedly do. Therefore, if you want to live a successful life, you need to have the right mindset and habits. On the other hand, it should be noted that human as we are, we have faults that prevent us from reaching our full potential.

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A Problem Must be Defined Before It Can Be Solved

On The Job

When a program, strategy or project fails to achieve its goals, the reason can often be traced back to the very beginning when no one seemed to clearly define or agree on the problem.

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Getting People to Notice You At Work

Office Dynamics

Do you struggle with letting your light shine? When you work in a mid to large size organization it is easy to get lost in the crowd. If you are lost in the crowd, people cannot promote you, support your goals, recommend you for projects or leverage your great talents.

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Interview With a VA: Cindy Henexson

Virtual Moxie

This month, I was fortunate enough to catch up with Cindy Henexson. Enjoy the interview, and getting to know this bright, talented VA! Meet Cindy Henexson

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Don’t Quite Your Day Job – 6 Tips to Launching a Startup

Dumb Little Man

The essential guideline to holding down a day job while successfully building your own startup business is to remember the simple fact, that it’s your day job that is currently keeping you afloat not holding you back.

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9 Simple Ways to Save Money for Recreational Spending

Productivity Bits

Getting out of the house to spend time with friends and pursue hobbies can help make you feel happier and more productive. It can also put a dent in your budget. While there’s nothing wrong with being thrifty with your social life, you shouldn’t have to sacrifice something that makes you happy because of money. Cutting costs couldn’t be easier. There a plenty of ways you can save money for recreational spending.

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Get Your Digital Marketing Company Eco Friendly Now

Eco-Office Gals

Now is a better time than ever to start up a digital marketing company and there’s a good reason why. As time progresses, more and more people are getting hooked up to the world wide web and as a consequence of this, many people are looking to move their business out of the physical world and into the digital one. This opens up plenty of potential customers for a digital marketing company.

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12 Ways to Reach Greater Success Through Self-Leadership

Virtual Moxie

Last week, I shared Rosa Say 's 12 Rules for Self-Management , suggesting that you consider how to use them in your practice. This week, I want to share some more goodness from Rosa, this time about self-leadership.

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Get a Deadline

Clutter Coach

by Originally posted 2010-03-17 15:45:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter At a presentation I did the other day, one of the participants came up with a great way to manage her time better: get a deadline. Someone had asked her for information and she wasn't willing to take time from her own work to give it right away. However, she didn't want to leave the person hanging either. If she knew when the info was needed by, she could work it into her schedule and not let it interrupt her.

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4 Things you Can Automate to Cut Business Costs

Small Business CEO

Automation isn’t just for large corporations, SME’s can leverage it to enjoy benefits as well. Both B2B and B2B companies can use automation to streamline business processes and reduce costs.

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Top 5 Tips to Relax after Work

The Small Business Blog

Can’t switch off after work? Restless? Anxious? Thoughts endlessly going round your mind? Heart racing? Grumpy with your family for no particular reason? Maybe it is time to relax! Make time Relaxation may seem like indulgence, almost a taboo in our fast-paced 24/7 society, when in reality it should be part of a healthy… Read the full article here: Top 5 Tips to Relax after Work on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Top 5 Tips Personal Effectiveness Relaxation

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5 tips for introverted writers

Men With Pens

Click here to read the full article →Another rocking post from Men With Pens! 5 tips for introverted writers 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 Writing

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The Psychology of Procrastination and How to Avoid It


Paul is a productivity blogger who loves helping people improve their productivity so they can get more out of life. Learn more about how Paul works by checking out his free 7-Day Productivity Plan. Do you ever suffer with procrastination?

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5 Ways to Make Customer Service a Part of your Brand

Small Business CEO

It isn’t what you sell that makes customers pick you over the competition, it’s what you’re known for. Your brand. What your brand represents sets you apart from the crowd. Many companies have a strong brand attached to them.

FSB Events to Assess Growth Potential for North

The Small Business Blog

The Federation of Small Businesses has announced talks to assess the growth potential in the North of England. The FSB is calling for greater efforts to rebalance the economy to ensure the vision of a prosperous Northern Powerhouse becomes a reality. A series of policy events are being organised by the FSB to find out… Read the full article here: FSB Events to Assess Growth Potential for North on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business News fsb news

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5 Arabic Words in the News

Daily Writing Tips

An article in this morning’s newspaper contained the following Arabic words: bidoon. djellabah. Salafists. Shiite. Sunni. “He He was identified as a member of the country’s large stateless population known as bidoon.”. bidoon. The word does not appear in either the OED or M-W.

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Benefits of Cloud Computing for Small Business

Small Business CEO

What is cloud computing? Cloud computing is web based and allows users to access shared computer applications, storage and other resources through a network of remote servers, rather than each individual user installing hardware and software onto their on-site server and personal computer.

2015 101

Tips for Starting a Small Business on the Side

Small Business CEO

Regardless of your current line of work, you may not feel completely fulfilled within your singular career. The reasons for this could be many—additional interests, insufficient funds, lack of passion. If you’ve found yourself in this situation, the solution may be starting up a small side business.

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Five Ways to Improve your Image as a CEO

Small Business CEO

As the Chief Executive Officer for your company you’ll probably be involved in a great deal of important affairs and decisions. As well as this you will often have to represent your firm and can essentially be a walking advert for the business.

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Hyphen Puzzles

Daily Writing Tips

A reader sent me six phrases and asked how I would hyphenate them: 1. Anti money laundering laws. Non English speaking students. Ex editor in chief. Pre Anglo Saxon period. Pro self sustaining agenda. Post so called apocalypse. Anti money laundering laws.

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Cliché vs. Idiom

Daily Writing Tips

In response to a recent post on idioms , a reader asked for a discussion of “the distinction between idioms and clichés.”. In the article referenced, I gave four definitions of the word idiom. Here is the definition closest to the word cliché : idiom : a construction or usage peculiar to English.

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Verb Mistakes #8: Lose

Daily Writing Tips

A common writing error is the use of loose in a context that calls for the verb lose. As a verb, loose means, “to set free; to release from restraint.” For example, “The Kaffirs loosed the dogs before seeing the elephants.” .

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