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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Information In Too Many Places? Simplify!

Simple Productivity Blog

One of my readers askend me to address the question of what to do when you have information in too many places. She said she had notebooks everywhere, plus all her email accounts, plus sticky notes scribbled on and stuck all over her house and office.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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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Top 5 Tips for Running a Business on the Side

The Small Business Blog

Not all of us have the luxury of being able to spend their whole working week on their business. A large number of entrepreneurs only have the time to run their micro biz after they have done a full day of work already or at the weekend.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

5 Ways to Shine at a Job Fair

On The Job

During the height of the Great Recession, job fairs were a mob scene. People with 30 years of experience were standing next to recent college graduates, all clamoring for work. But as things have improved, many people don''t think that job fairs are worth their time. They''re wrong.

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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?

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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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Do you really “get” emotional intelligence?

The Small Business Blog

Over the last couple of months I have been running a series of workshops on emotional intelligence and from them I am now running a further series of six workshops going deeper into different aspects of EI.

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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.

5 Tips for Turbocharging Your Morning Routine

Office Dynamics

Originally Posted by Abby Welch on March 3, 2014 at 5:30 AM at Accountemps Blog (republished with permission.). Find Abby on: Twitter. My morning routine at work starts with a cup (or two) of Joe and perusing my email inbox. And it seems I’m in good company.

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DropTask: A Fun Graphical Task List

Simple Productivity Blog

Regular task lists have two disadvantages, in my mind. With a plain list of text, it is hard to see groupings and relationships. Also, if the list is long enough, it is very easy to lose sight of things on it.

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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.

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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

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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.

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How to Work Smarter and Be More Productive

On The Job

You''ve downloaded every new app that promises to keep you organized, read books that vow to make you more efficient — and yet you still feel stressed out and overwhelmed with the clutter on your desk and in your mind.

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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.

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