2015

40 Excel hacks for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

If I had to make a list of all of my favourite office technology and software Microsoft Excel would most certainly be missing from the top ten (urm… it probably wouldn’t make the top 100). I do hold a grudge against Excel I must say.

2015 207

Do Not Use Apostrophes to Make Plurals

Business Writing

Please--don't do it. Don't use apostrophes to make expressions plural, like this: This photo of a plumbing supply company storefront is NOT for a company owned by people named Spa and Pool. If it were, Spa's & Pool's might be. Frequently Asked Questions Punctuation Pointers

2015 207

3 Simple Strategies for Discovering What Your Target Market Wants

Office Organization Success

To find out exactly what your target market wants, you gotta ask them! Sounds easy enough, right? But you’d be surprised at how many business owners don’t do this. They just assume they know what their audience wants.

2015 207

An Amazing Pencil Sharpener

Simple Productivity Blog

Productivity is hampered by poor tools. This amazing pencil sharpener keeps productivity flowing. The post An Amazing Pencil Sharpener appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

2015 207

Yes, I’m an Over Fifty, Overweight Woman in Tech

Tips From T. Marie

I did something yesterday that I’ve been putting off since 2007. I went to a photography studio and had professional photos taken for my business. I know it’s something I should have done way back when. It’s something every business guru recommends. So why did it take me so long to have them done?

2015 208

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10 Easy Ways to Make Your Home More Eco-Friendly

Eco-Office Gals

When you hear the term “eco-friendly,” your mind might jump to advancements like solar panels , electric cars, and walls that keep heat inside.

2015 184

Do You Have a Good Business Model? Use This Assessment to Find Out

The Solopreneur Life

B usiness model is a term that a lot of people talk about, but few are able to explain thoroughly. This is a picture of my copy of “Value Proposition Design.” ” For example, how often have you heard people say, “Apple has a great business model.” ” Super.

2015 183

Wind Girl and Building a Better Clothespin

Loosely Speaking

Since it’s breezy to outright windy here throughout springtime, I’m realizing that we really could do with a clothesline. Between our endless sunshine and air movement, our clothes would dry in no time.

2015 176

A day in the life: Amanda Barlow, Senior EA, PZ Cussons

Practically Perfect PA

What does your career path look like? I have been working as the Senior EA at PZ Cussons for over a year now and have developed my role to become an integral part of the ExCo Team.

2015 207

Top 10 Writing Errors of 2015

Business Writing

Let's face it. In 2015 typos hid undetected in our writing. So did errors in grammar and punctuation that we would have recognized if we weren't racing to upload, print, or click Send. Mistakes happen. But some mistakes happen over.

2015 204

3 Simple Steps to Taking Time Away from Your Business

Office Organization Success

“I don’t have time for a vacation!” ” “My family are sick of talking to my back as I’m constantly hunched over my desk!” ” “Give me five more minutes … and I’ll watch that movie with you.”

2015 206

Using Excel To Take Apart and Consolidate Text

Simple Productivity Blog

I deal with a lot of information, for my job, for my classes, and for Girl Scouts. When I get information in a form that is readable, but not quite usable, I have the option to re-type it.or I can put Excel on the task and let it do the work.

2015 201

Top Ten Tips to Help You Waste Time and Procrastinate Growing Your Business

Tips From T. Marie

There are plenty of people out there telling you how to grow your business. I’m actually one of them. But in the interest of not leaving anyone out, I’ve decided that I should probably think about those business owners who would rather not see their businesses grow and gain success.

2015 180

How Your Oversharing is Hurting Your Career

On The Job

All you have to do these days to know some of the most intimate details of someone's life is to check out Twitter or Facebook or read the person's blog. Some people like to share -- a lot. That's OK if that's what they want to do, but the rules are different in the workplace.

2015 200

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!

2015 178

Cats Drive 15% of All Internet Traffic

Small Business Labs

Regular readers know we like pet trends. But I admit our coverage has been slanted towards dogs, mostly because I like dogs.    But cats are more popular with online audiences.

2015 168

Should Your Home Go Solar?

Eco-Office Gals

Solar panels are gaining quite a bit of popularity. Still, they’re a relatively new innovation. Most people know what they are, but don’t know much about the specifics such as how exactly they work or how to install them.

2015 184

How to Bounce Back From Devastating Failure: 7 Lessons You Can Learn From Pete Carroll

The Solopreneur Life

P ete Carroll is the head football coach of the National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks. Perhaps you heard: his team lost the Super Bowl on Sunday.

2015 183

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Step It Up VA Coaching

Softball is over for the summer. No more practices, games, try-outs, or workouts! I’m not sure what I’m going to do with all this free time, except hopefully spend some of it with YOU! I would love to work with you for a full day on your business!

2015 151

A day in the life: Hannah Rogerson, PA, Absolute Taste

Practically Perfect PA

What are the main aspects of your role? My role is very varied and probably doesn’t sit within the ‘traditional PA’ job description that many would think.

2015 207

"Comprised of" vs. "Composed of": A Test

Business Writing

At lunch today I read the following sentence in an advertising supplement in The New York Times: Our wine team is comprised of devoted wine lovers who are some of the most respected professionals in the industry. Your test: Is. Frequently Asked Questions Grammar and Usage

2015 207

Email Management: 5 Top Tips for Managing Your Emails

Office Organization Success

“Help! I’m in email overload.” ” When I asked my subscribers recently what their biggest office headache is, email is right up there with the rest of them! Comments such as: “Emails – yikes!”

Email 205

When Getting Things Done Gets In the Way

Simple Productivity Blog

When Getting Things Done (GTD) was introduced in 2002, it quickly became the go-to productivity system. It had the advantage of being one of the first formal methodologies combining not only time management, but project and goal management as well.

2015 182

Could One Item in Your Office Be Hurting Your Productivity?

Tips From T. Marie

Do you ever get to the end of a long day and wonder just where the time went? Do you find your to-do list still looks the same as it did when you started and you feel like you accomplished nothing? Of course you have, we all have days like that.

2015 174

How to Make Any Job Interview Pay Off

On The Job

It can be frustrating when you interview for a job and then aren''t offered the position. What a waste of time," you think. But it doesn''t have to be.

2015 201

How Your Business Could Benefit from Mobile Shredding Services

The Small Business Blog

All businesses, whether large or small, will produce or possess sensitive information. This data must be kept confidential in order to protect the interests of an organisation. If you do not dispose of this data in the right manner, it could compromise your company as well as your clients.

2015 175

Global Interest in Coworking Booming

Small Business Labs

The annual Global Coworking Unconference Conference  (GCUC) is this week in Berkeley, California. And it's good times for this industry. According to analysis by Deskmag, global interest in coworking is booming and at all time highs.

2015 165

How to Design an Office that Is Eco-Friendly

Eco-Office Gals

The amount of energy that is used by offices and other types of commercial buildings is staggering. This is why it is vital that the business world commits to energy efficiency. In so doing, they will reduce the tremendous environmental impact they have.

2015 179

Forks In the Road for Solopreneurs

The Solopreneur Life

I ‘ve been thinking about the forks in the road that we face in our solopreneur lives. Some of the forks are big ones, and making the wrong choice can have huge ramifications for our businesses. For example, should I quit my job — or not?

2015 157

15 Lessons You Can Learn From Jedi Master Yoda

Dumb Little Man

“Do or do not, there is no try.” Yoda He’s the size of a small dog, green, and talks funny. But he’s also a wise master, and a great warrior. He took the world by surprise in 1980 in The Empire Strikes Back, and has been shaping culture ever since. He may be old, but he’s a badass.

2015 208

A day in the life: Claudia Ferreres, PA to Albert Adrià

Practically Perfect PA

What are the main aspects of your role? As the Personal Assistant to a quite renowned chef, my tasks might vary from the ones of a regular PA, like calendar and email management, to most specific tasks such as taking care of the journalists that come visit the restaurants and to interview Albert.

2015 208

To Cc or Not to Cc? That Is the Question

Business Writing

Do you know when to copy people on the emails you send? Or do you cc a bunch of people and hope to offend no one? This post will reduce your cc doubts. Should you cc or not? To answer. Email Etiquette

2015 202

List Building: Get Your First 1,000 [Fill-in-the-Blank]

Office Organization Success

Build your list! The money is in the list! That’s what the experts tell you do when you’re just starting out in your business. And it makes sense.

2015 205

Creating an Idea Notebook in OneNote

Simple Productivity Blog

This month on Mondays we are going to be looking at how a suite of tools - namely Microsoft Office - can make you more productive. Our first post in the series comes from one of my readers, who is organizing everything using OneNote, Microsoft''s notebook tool.

2015 182