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?

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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.

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How to remember those random requests

Practically Perfect PA

I was watching The Devil Wears Prada the other day and although it is fictional I must say the scenes between Miranda Priestly and her assistants did have a grain of truth to them.

2014 279

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.

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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 270

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 270

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 268

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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 254

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.

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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.

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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 285

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. 

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The benefits of using a private jet charter

Practically Perfect PA

As every assistant will know a lot of time, effort and money goes into organising business travel. I’ve often be told that hiring a private plane for my Executives can save me and my boss a lot of time and hassle but I often wonder if it is worth the money.

2014 276

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.

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The 3 Stages of a Successful Launch Campaign

Office Organization Success

What is a launch campaign? It’s a step-by-step, repeatable process, that you can implement whenever you want to launch a brand-new product or program, or re-launch a current product or previous program.

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Tips for Proofreading Emails Like a Pro

Business Writing

This month''s free Better Writing at Work e-newsletter features the article "10 Tips for Proofreading Your Emails." Here are three of my favorite tips, followed by two that readers sent me: 1. Double-check the spelling of names. Check the signature. Email Proofreading

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Membership Drive has begun!

Step It Up VA Coaching

The VA Biz Success Academy Membership Drive is THIS WEEK! If you have been thinking about joining us to uplevel your business and get all the information, support, guidance, masterminding and networking as you do it – - NOW IS THE TIME!

2014 213

The Psychological Effects of Cleanliness in the Workplace

Eco-Office Gals

The physical and psychological effects of an unhygienic workplace can be debilitating for staff and visitors. The negative impact is gradual, but it is inevitable.

2014 262

How to Manage the Rush Jobs

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Manage the Rush Jobs appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. It’s 3:00 in the afternoon and your boss calls from the road and says, “Drop everything, I need this report in an hour.”.

2014 249

LinkedIn Q&A: What’s the Difference Between Endorsements and Recommendations?

Eat Your Career

By now, most of you probably know that LinkedIn is the gold standard for online professional networking. Regardless of your opinion of social networking in general, LinkedIn is a site you simply can’t afford to overlook.

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My Experience as a Woman in WordPress

Tips From T. Marie

At a time when some women web designers are battling abuse by our male counterparts, I consider myself truly lucky that I personally haven’t dealt with it. Perhaps it’s because my name isn’t widely known or that I haven’t yet attended a large conference.

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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.

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The $11 Billion Workspace-as-a-Service Industry

Small Business Labs

The 1st Annual Local-Mobile Workspace-as-an-Industry conference was recently held in San Jose. The CloudVo site provides an excellent summary of the event, including links to the conference presentations.

2014 270

How to negotiate a job title change

Practically Perfect PA

Negotiating a job title change can be a scary prospect. It can be particularly daunting for those in the administrative sector who feel that they are not taken seriously in their chosen field.

The Best Marketing Tool For Your Solopreneur Business

The Solopreneur Life

If there was an inexpensive marketing tool that would increase your business’s customer acquisition, conversion, and retention, would you use it? How about if the tool gave you heightened knowledge customers’ wants and needs while also creating a tangible, valuable asset?

2014 259

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!

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"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.".

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Let’s chat TODAY!

Step It Up VA Coaching

I hope your new year is off to an amazing start! Mine is! Some pretty incredible women are stepping up and getting ready to make 2014 ROCK by working with me in the Make Magic & MONEY, 3-Month Coaching Program ! And you’re in luck, there is still a couple open spots! .

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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.

How to be an Effective Employee

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to be an Effective Employee appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Sometimes being an effective employee is easy and sometimes it’s not —work responsibilities and circumstances vary, as do relationships with co-workers.

2014 249

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 286

3 Questions You Need To Ask To Overcome Your Fears

Dumb Little Man

Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.

2014 285

3 Habits Surprisingly Killing Your Productivity

Dumb Little Man

Yesterday about 6:30 p.m. a gaping sense of panic set in. Did I send that article? Wait, did I finish that article? Hey, did I eat today? Why are the lights off? Did everyone leave? How did this happen to me, again? I was content with my accomplishments that day, never leaving my workstation.

2014 285

Fast Food Declining; Food Trucks Increasing

Small Business Labs

The Forbes article Survey Says Americans are Losing Their Appetite for McDonald's, Taco Bell and Burger King covers a study showing that consumers - and especially Millennials - are choosing fast casual restaurants over fast food places. Key

2014 269

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 273

How I Made My First $10,000: Marie Segares

The Solopreneur Life

This is “How I Made My First $10,000,” a new, ongoing feature that gives all of us a glimpse at how other solopreneurs hit the challenging $10k milestone. Click here to read the other “How I Made My First $10,000″ articles.

2014 253

Biz Owners: Are You Losing Potential Clients By Not Doing This?

Office Organization Success

Many business owners are losing clients without even realizing it. And yet with a few simple tweaks in their contact management system, they could easily turn that around, and find that they have all the clients they need!

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