2011

Interns (& Internships) ROCK!

ProAssisting Blog

I know, I know… ProAssisting is a blog and on-line learning environment for assistants… and it is but before one becomes an assistant, they usually have had some experience working as an intern. Basically, we believe, interns and internships rock and that anyone in college (and even high school) should be interning during summer breaks and potentially during semesters when they have a break in their schedule. But why? What’s the point?

7 Secrets to Making This Year the Best Year Ever

Dumb Little Man

It’s the time of year when goals are made and abandoned a few weeks later. Will you be one of them, or will you set goals that have the power to change your life? Not achieving what you set out to do means you’ll yet again fail to move toward the life you desire, which leads to nothing but regret.

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How to Have a Positive Attitude at Work (While Still Being Yourself)

Eat Your Career

My former co-worker (let’s call her “Ruth”) always saw the negative in everything. When an idea was presented, she was the first one to say, “That won’t work.” Fair enough. But she never offered alternatives. She never looked for solutions.

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10 Tips On How to Use Evernote To Its Fullest

The Solopreneur Life

T his is a guest post written by Claudine Motto, who is a business coach, productivity consultant, and owner of Vistal Norte (soon to become Business in Blossom).

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Gmail Email Management: Create Filters and Labels for Quick and Easy Email Organization

Office Organization Success

We all know that email is a huge source of overwhelm for many solopreneurs, and also one of the biggest time drains. However, email is essential to a solopreneur’s success, so you have to find a way of organizing your emails.

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7 Tips to Boost Your Memory

On The Job

Blogs such as The Cynical Girl (by Laurie Ruettimann) have generated some entertaining -- and informative -- discussions about what older applicants should wear to an interview.

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Coworking at a Growth Inflection Point

Small Business Labs

Coworking facilities - shared, collaborative workspaces - are rapidly gaining traction as a work location option.    This is illustrated by several clear signals. Web traffic and activity related to coworking continues to surge. 

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More Trending

How to Use Evernote: 22 Ways

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. Yesterday, Evernote announced they had passed ten-million registered users. I don’t know how that stacks up against active users, but I suspect the ratio is high. What is Evernote?

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If I Were, If She Were: Using Subjunctive Verbs With "If"

Business Writing

People have been asking why "If I were" and "If she were" are correct. How can were, a plural verb, be correct with I and she, singular subjects? And does the rule really apply in 21st-century business writing? These correct. Grammar and Usage

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AZVAs the Podcast: Transitioning from employment to self-employment

Loosely Speaking

Season 2/Episode 11 Program Notes. Scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the “AZVAs the Podcast&# link to listen to the episode now. iPod users can find the episode in the podcast directory at the iTunes Store. Here’s that link !

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Some Useful Links

ProAssisting Blog

Believe it or not, we are not the only website out there dedicated to career development, job searching and work/life balance. I know, crazy, right?

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Are You Making These 7 Productivity Mistakes?

Dumb Little Man

You want to get things done. You're keen to be efficient and effective. Productivity" is your favorite word – and you're working really hard at it. The problem is, if you're going about being productive the wrong way, you might just be setting yourself up to fail.

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It’s Not My Job: The Attitude That’s Killing Your Career

Eat Your Career

This article is the second in a 10-part series on the topic of overcoming career-limiting habits. In a recent study identifying the most common career-limiting habits , “It’s Not My Job” came in second place.

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The Solopreneur Life Heroes for 2011

The Solopreneur Life

I am happy to present The Solopreneur Life Heroes for 2011. The purpose of Heroes is threefold: • To recognize the efforts that these people have made in helping solopreneurs flourish. • To expose you, the solopreneur, to people and ideas you haven’t heard about before. •

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Gmail Email Management: Create Filters and Labels for Quick and Easy Email Organization

Office Organization Success

We all know that email is a huge source of overwhelm for many solopreneurs, and also one of the biggest time drains. However, email is essential to a solopreneur’s success, so you have to find a way of organizing your emails.

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The 1 Word Every Successful Career Needs

On The Job

Here's my 2011 gift to you: I'm not going to write a list of new year's career resolutions. I'm not going to come down in favor -- or not -- of setting goals for yourself this year. (If If you'd like to read such a post, there are about 62 million out there floating around on the blogosphere.

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27% of Small Businesses Using Facebook

Small Business Labs

Network Solutions recently released its 2010 State of Small Business report and it has lots of interesting information, including data on social media usage by small businesses. As the chart below (chart 14 from the report) shows, Facebook is used by 27% of small businesses for business purposes. 

30 Productive Things To Do In Under 1 Minute

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. At Your Desk. Throw Away some paper you don’t need. Check your pens to make sure they work. Reload your stapler. Delete 10 emails. File 10 emails. Cancel 1 meeting you don’t need to be at. Clean your computer monitor.

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24 Time Management Tips

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. Know what is important to you. Figure out your values. Make goals and review them regularly to keep focus. Learn to delegate: co-workers, professionals, family members, neighbour teenagers earning extra money can all help with your workload. Learn to say no.

Virtual Assistants – Get in Touch!

The Small Business Blog

Happy New Year to you all – I hope that 2011 brings you all health and prosperity. My last post of 2010 spoke about the “ Trough of Disillusionment ” that many Virtual Assistants currently find themselves in.

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Thoughts on Memorial Day

Tips From T. Marie

Starting your own business is the stuff the ‘ American Dream ’ is made of. The fact is that in the U.S.A., anyone with the passion and drive to take their dream to reality can do so. It’s one of our freedoms. We should never, ever forget that those freedoms come at a price.

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What You Must Know About "All Told" and "All Tolled"

Business Writing

I paused over the expression all told in a piece of business writing the other day. Because I had not seen the phrase in a long time, I decided to make sure it was correct. Sometimes expressions we think are. Gems of Language

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6 Ways to Start Your Day Off on a High Note

Dumb Little Man

I’m an early riser and I have been most of my life. It’s a habit my parents instilled in me ever since I was a kid, and nowadays I actually look forward to the morning. But for the first part of my life, my mornings used to be a bit chaotic.

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5 Simple Career Management Tips Everyone Should Follow Starting Now

Eat Your Career

There are a few standard career management tips I recommend to every professional regardless of position, industry, experience level, or future ambitions. These things are super easy to do and they help ensure you’re taking at least a minimally active role in your professional development.

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A Solopreneur’s Story: Ed Sabol of NFL Films

The Solopreneur Life

A s a sports-crazy boy growing up in America in the late 1960s and early 1970s, my daydreams looked like an NFL Films movie — my heroic deeds on the gridiron were in slow motion, with a soaring orchestral score, and the Voice of God narrating. Ed Sabol.

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5 Simple Steps to Getting More Clients

Office Organization Success

One of the biggest problems my clients tell me they have is getting more clients – or even getting their first client.

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10 Signs You're a High Maintenance Employee

On The Job

There's been publicity in the past about demands by high-profile celebrities and music stars. They insist on only white in their dressing rooms -- from white M&Ms to white sofas to white flowers.

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Two Years Later, Small Business Economy Finally Improving

Small Business Labs

The Great Recession officially ended two years ago.    But the recovery has been weak and uneven, with large corporations benefiting much more than small businesses.    This is continues to be the case. 

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How To Deal with Clueless People

Simple Productivity Blog

Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. We all have experienced them: the people whose boorish behavior shows a callous disregard for everyone around them. They surround us everywhere.

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5 Common Communication Mistakes

Ian's Messy Desk

Image via Wikipedia. Good communication and interpersonal relationships are imperative to overall business performance and sustainability. Yet they tend to be neglected in terms of their importance.

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4 tips for retaining your customers online

The Small Business Blog

Small business owners who deal with customers face to face generally know what makes their patrons tick and can therefore plan to retain them effectively through their strategized business model. Despite nearly every small business having a website, from my viewpoint there is a clear lack of retention strategies being applied to the customers who…

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31 Ways To Recycle Your Home Waste

Eco-Office Gals

Recycling begins in the home. If every person starts recycling home waste, we’ll be that much closer to a cleaner planet. However, recycling has to become part of your daily routine, a part of your home care. Here are 31 great methods to recycle home waste. Make Recycling A Part Of Your Life.

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19 Work From Home Success Secrets to Eliminate Distractions & Get More Done!

Productive & Organized

There are more professionals working out of their home now than ever before. Working out of your home can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. Distractions can come from every corner. Today we will cover 19 tricks or tips to make working from home. work! Create Your Office Space!

2011 285

Trying to Improve Your Willpower is a HUGE Mistake - Here's What to Do Instead

Dumb Little Man

When we're failing to reach our goals, we often blame a lack of willpower: I've gotta try harder. If only I could stay focused. I need to be more determined. I have to be self-disciplined. The problem is, willpower alone won't get you far.

2011 285

10 Career-Limiting Habits: Are You Guilty?

Eat Your Career

I stumbled upon this great article the other day and I wanted to share it with all of you. According to new research, 97 percent of employees report that they have a Career Limiting Habit (CLH) that keeps them from achieving their potential at work.

2011 276

Featured Soloist Shauna Washington: “Stop Settling!”

The Solopreneur Life

T his is The Solopreneur Life’s “Featured Soloist,” the purpose of which is to give all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs operate their small businesses. This week we meet Shauna Washington.

2011 225

Organize Your Blog in 3 Simple Steps So That You WOW!, Not Overwhelm, Your Visitors

Office Organization Success

These days the website of choice for many business owners is a simple WordPress blog site, for a variety of reasons: They’re so easy to maintain and update. You can really show off your expertise by posting on a regular basis. Blog posts don’t need to be very long – approx. 200-350 words.

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