2014

The Keys to making Lasting, Meaningful Changes in One’s Life

Dumb Little Man

Have you ever considered making changes in certain areas of your life? Have you attempted to make changes in the past, experienced minor successes, but wound up where you started?

2014 207

A day in the life: Michelle Smith, Financial Times

Practically Perfect PA

What are the main aspects of your role? A lot of time is taken up with diary planning and liaising with the various companies that Ben works with.

2014 207

Most Small Businesses are Started with Less than $10,000

Small Business Labs

Intuit recently did a survey of small business owners. A key finding was 64% of small business owners surveyed said they started their business with less than $10,000 in invested capital.   Equally interesting is that only 13% said they spent more than $50,000 starting their business.

2014 207

10 Must Follow Admin Resources On Twitter

Office Dynamics

Twitter was founded March 21, 2006. Many of the early adopters have years of tweets and relationships built on this communication platform. We’ve noticed that the number of administrative professionals have been surfacing on Twitter has been increasing.

"Enclosed Please Find" Means You Lost It

Business Writing

Sandra wrote today asking about the expression "enclosed please find": I took a business letter writing class in 1988 and was told NEVER to say "enclosed please find" because it''s redundant! I see correspondence from lawyers using "enclosed please find.".

2014 207

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Life lessons from a dog

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Life lessons from a dog appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. There’s lots we can learn from a dog about living a good life. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joy-ride. Get the most out of the experience of fresh air and wind in your face.

2014 201

5 Things to Remember in a New Job

On The Job

As the economy improves, many people are starting new jobs and learning how to work for a new company and a new boss.

2014 197

3 Easy Tips for Keeping Your Client Information Organized

Office Organization Success

For many solopreneurs a large part of their business is working one-on-one with clients, and that means having a way of keeping all of their client information organized and easy to access.

2014 197

5 Helpful Tips for Adjusting to Change

Dumb Little Man

Whether we are talking about a business or an individual, change is necessary for growth and improvement, but many of these have difficulties adjusting to change or resist it altogether. It goes without saying that change requires a great deal of faith.

2014 207

A day in the life: Lorna Cowan, Visit Belfast

Practically Perfect PA

One of the great benefits of running Practically Perfect PA is the chance to meet some extraordinary assistants either face to face or through social media. I continue to be completely amazed by what these assistants achieve and how they continue to push our industry forward.

2014 207

Coworking Forecast: 1 Million Coworkers in 2018

Small Business Labs

We released our 2014 to 2018 global coworking forecast last week at the Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) in Kansas City. The number of global coworking facilities has been growing quite rapidly over the last 5 years, basically doubling in number each year. 

2018 207

Executive and Administrative Assistant Skills That Are Important to Executives

Office Dynamics

While administrative and executive assistants have a very good feel for the skills they need to do their job effectively, I like to hear from executives and get their perspective, which is important.

Skills 197

Women Are Not "Guys" at Work, Are They?

Business Writing

You have read and heard statements like these at work: "I''ll ask the guys on my team to work on that feature." "We We need to get a top-notch guy in here to fill that role." "Let Let me know how you. Courteous Writing Etiquette Tips on Microsoft Office

2014 204

Black Friday WordPress Deals: Gifts Your Website Will Love!

Eco-Office Gals

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for, including Eco-Office Gals. I could never ask for a better gift then the ability to be my own boss and work with some of the most amazing clients.

2014 201

21 Things We Love and Hate About Being Solopreneurs (in GIFs)

The Solopreneur Life

I n a typical day, how many times do you swing back and forth between loving the stuff you’re working on and hating it? Two times? Ten times? Fifty times? I’ve never kept track, but I know it can be a lot for me, even within an hour. But that’s the nature of the work.

2014 207

Make more money! 3-Hour Intensive at a massive discount!

Step It Up VA Coaching

I want to support you in March in a BIG way, with a ”3-Hour Make More Money Intensive” , at a super cool, “bring on spring!” ” discounted investment.

2014 197

How New Hires Can Make a Great First Impression

Eat Your Career

Congratulations! You got hired! Now the hard part starts. The first 30 days on the job is a critical time for creating your professional reputation. Like it or not, first impressions are often lasting impressions.

2014 193

7 Ways to Make Your Mornings a Productive Start

Productivity Bits

Photo courtesy of mtwomenslifestyle.com Mornings aren’t that easy for most people. Morning means having to wake up early, do a routine, and deal with traffic on the way to work or someplace else.

2014 192

80% of Business Owners Don’t Do This

Office Organization Success

There is ONE thing that 80% of business owners don’t do that keeps them in overwhelm, frustration, and chaos. And I’m going to share with you what that is below … and I’ll even tell you how you can correct it too!

2014 195

The Only Habit You Need to Accomplish All Your Goals for 2015

Dumb Little Man

We all know the disappointment of unachieved goals. With each new year, we set a number of goals to make this year the best, only to forget what goals we’ve set come December. For many of us, the story of passionate goal-setting followed by disappointing results is one we’re all too familiar with.

2015 207

The ultimate guide to diary management

Practically Perfect PA

I have written a lot about diary management over the years, which is not surprising when you think assistants spend at the very least a third of their day organising their manager’s calendars. Juggling our boss’s time is a complex operation.

2014 207

Solopreneurs Generated $1 Trillion in Revenue in 2012

Small Business Labs

The U.S. Census recently reported that the number of U.S. nonemployer businesses reached 22.7 million in 2012. This is up 1.1%, or 245,000 businesses, from 2011.   These businesses generated $1 trillion in total revenue, up 4.2% from 2011.

2012 206

Pause Now To Consider Your Success Goals for 2015

Office Dynamics

If you think it’s still too soon to start planning your professional and personal success goals for 2015, I want to encourage you to think again! As quickly as this year passed, so will next year. Your future will become the present sooner than you think.

2015 195

How to Write the Opening Sentence

Business Writing

In an online Writing Tune-Up class, an attendee wrote what he wanted to get from the class: "My most time-consuming task is developing a good opening sentence. Any tips on that?" The first sentence can be the trickiest one.

2014 198

Simplifying Getting Things Done Collection Buckets

Simple Productivity Blog

In conjunction with the articles that I have been writing about revisiting Getting Things Done, I want to present ways to simplify some of the concepts. Today we will look at how to minimize collection buckets with a broad overview.

2014 191

Participate in The Solopreneur Life 2014 End-of-Year Survey

The Solopreneur Life

You’re invited to participate in the The Solopreneur Life 2014 End-of-Year Survey! The survey is open through Friday, December 19. Results will be published on January 5. Past survey results have been reported on widely, including in The New York Times. Click here to take the survey.

2014 205

How Veterans Can Find a Job in the Private Sector

On The Job

I originally wrote this story a couple of years ago, but it''s still valuable advice for vets. Joe Kearney retired from the Army after 23 years and has two words of advice for fellow veterans who will be looking for a job in the private sector: "Start early."

2014 189

5 Tips for Dealing with Personal Crisis as a Small Business Owner

Tips From T. Marie

There is no shortage of information and advice for small and micro business owners when it comes to dealing with the ins and outs of running your business. Articles and posts on the subject of money management, marketing, dealing with uncertainty and growth are abundant, if not consistent.

2014 179

How to Have a Greener Holiday Season

Eco-Office Gals

There are plenty of ways to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle this winter, even if the weather isn’t particularly friendly to you. Below are eight tips to make your winter a little bit easier on the earth. Pass on Paper. Gift-wrapping paper, that is.

3 Ways to Use Techonology to Automate Your Marketing

Office Organization Success

My recent free teleclass on 4 Key Systems made me realize just how much technology there is to understand and how it can really help you automate your online business, especially when it comes to automating your marketing.

2014 184

What to Do When There Are Too Many Things to Get Done

Dumb Little Man

You know that feeling of having way too many things to do. When you don’t feel like starting to work on them any time soon, and just the thought of all the tasks, projects, housework, school assignments, or else, is overwhelming you. Most of us do know how this situation looks like.

2014 207

A day in the life: Alison Boler, ITV

Practically Perfect PA

What are the main aspects of your role? Supporting three Heads of Legal & Business Affairs at ITV. I give PA support to each boss including diary management, booking international travel, preparing contracts, documents and papers.

2014 207

From 20th Century Jobs to 21st Century Work

Small Business Labs

The Forbes article Hack Work To Combine Peak Performance and Personal Purpose has a fascinating chart that compares 20th century jobs with 21st century work.   Developed by future of work expert Ayelit Baron , the chart (shown below) nicely summarizes many of the shifts and trends we follow.

2014 204

The Administrative Professional: A Vital, Yet Overlooked Contributor

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International, We Passionately Believe. The administrative role is a noble calling. In a “Career of Choice” mentality. Falling into a job” will never compare to “falling in love with your career.”. A sophisticated, modern executive assistant is an extension of the executive.