2013

Make your business a global success story

The Small Business Blog

The Cloud allows businesses all over the world to reach audiences in previously untapped markets. Now it only costs a tiny fraction of what it would have previously cost to sell your products on a global scale. Find out how to make the most of globalisation with the Business Cloud.

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The No. 1 Reason Employers Can't Find the Right Talent

On The Job

There have been many complaints by some companies that they can’t find people to fill positions, despite a 7.3% unemployment rate. What gives? Are the unemployed a bunch of no-talent, bottom-of-the-barrel drudges who should never be given a job? Hardly.

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The ultimate app guide for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Like a lot of us these days I am glued to my iPhone and I have a lot of my life on my iPad. If I’m honest, I am really just lost without them (sometimes I am literally lost without them thanks to my dependence on Google maps to get me around!).

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How to Train Your Subconscious to Work With You to Reach Your Wildest Dreams

Productive & Organized

Did you know that research shows that the majority of our behavior is driven by our subconscious mind?    Studies say that it impacts 80-96% of what you think feel and do!    Your subconscious programming affects your health, weight, family life, finances, choices, etc.

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13 Things Happy People Do Differently

Dumb Little Man

People aren’t simply happy or sad, we’re both. Sometimes at the same time. Happy and sad are momentary experiences, just as hunger, melancholy, joy, grief or clarity are things you experience in a specific moment.

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33 Unwritten Rules of Management

Ian's Messy Desk

These rules are credited to Bill Swanson. In a news story several years ago , it was revealed not all the rules are original. Whatever the source, they are useful aphorisms for life management. The handbook has become an underground hit among senior executives and management thinkers.

How to Create a New Client System in 5 Steps

Office Organization Success

Did you know that for EVERYTHING you want to do in your business you need to create a system for it? The real secret to a successful business is having the right systems in place that support and grow that business. And this comes down to getting new clients too.

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The Psychology of the Job Interview

Job Advice Blog

Very few people say they genuinely enjoy job interviews. That makes sense because in the same way that most people dislike taking tests, a job interview is a test.

Your Business = Cloud Vendor?

The Small Business Blog

Have you got a lot of knowledge about your chosen industry and an address book full of contacts?

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Why the Best Leaders Open Doors

On The Job

It''s amazing how life''s most important lessons sometimes seem to come from the most unexpected places. Read on for how Bill Treasurer learned a key leadership lesson from someone who isn''t even close to voting or getting his driver''s license his latest column I did for Gannett/USA Today.

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Honestly, what are the pros and cons of the role?

Practically Perfect PA

I have been planning to write a blog post around the pros and cons of the role for a while.

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8 Ways to Help Everyone You Come in Contact with Feel Important, Special and Loved

Productive & Organized

You see that woman standing next to me in the picture?    Her name is Ms. Beale (and I call her Momma and my son calls her Grandma.)    I have known her since 1990 when I first started working for her at the university. 

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16 Habits That Are Killing Your Productivity and How to Fix Them

Dumb Little Man

We’ve never had more tools at our disposal to work more efficiently, and yet we’ve never been more distracted. We spend most days trapped in our inboxes and shuffling around our calendars, only to be left wondering where the day went.

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Self-Employed Happier With Lives Than Employees

Small Business Labs

Life Satisfaction and Self-Employment is an interesting academic study out of the UK. It shows that those who choose to be self-employed are not only more satisfied with their jobs than traditional employees, but they're also more satisfied and happier with their lives as a whole.

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Coping With Conflicting Priorities

Office Dynamics

Coping With Conflicting Priorities. from my Star Achievement Series® curriculum). Prioritizing means using your strategic thinking, long-range vision and knowledge of your leader’s priorities and business objectives to see and determine which tasks are more important at each moment.

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Merlin Olsen’s Personal Mission Statement

The Solopreneur Life

A s you know, I’m a huge football fan. Merlin Olsen. Tonight is the eve of the 2013 National Football League season, and I marked the occasion by watching an NFL Films production, “A Football Life: The Fearsome Foursome.”

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8 Tips to Help You Clean Off Your Desk

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 8 Tips to Help You Clean Off Your Desk appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Make an appointment - Don’t just hope you find the time to clean up, set a calendar entry and stick to it. Use the right tools: Set a timer for the length of time you have decided to work on this project.

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The 3-Step Business Success Formula

Office Organization Success

Many business owners just starting out get caught up in the glamour of having an info product, or group training program, available for the clients and customers to purchase or register for.

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The Interview: Why Wasn’t I Chosen

Job Advice Blog

From the interviewer’s vantage point, the selection process is about availability and choices. That principle applies to many things the rest of us do, too, throughout the day.

CloudChat for your business or project

The Small Business Blog

Real-time communication is an important part of successful remote working. That’s why WinWeb have recently added a great free CloudChat module to all their apps, allowing you to speak directly with the people you are working with and taking integration one step further.

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6 Ways to Wow an Interviewer Via Video Interview

On The Job

Not long ago someone wanted to interview me via Skype. I froze. I badly needed a haircut. I had bags under my eyes after a week of no sleep because of a bad head cold. The t-shirt I was wearing had a big stain from the tea I had spilled on myself earlier. A Skype interview?

How to turn an assistant into a career EA

Practically Perfect PA

I’m not going to lie, I became an assistant because I didn’t know what I wanted to do. Growing up I’d dreamed of becoming everything from a spy to an air hostess but those dreams faded once I left University and hit the big wall of reality that is paying bills and funding your social life.

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One of the Best Ways to Get What You Want #CatalystQuestion

Productive & Organized

Do you know the best way to get what you want in business and in life? Ask for it! I know that sounds really simplistic, but many of the private clients that I work with have a really difficult time with this simple concept.

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How to Increase Your Creativity in 9 Easy Steps

Dumb Little Man

Who among us hasn’t dreamed of discovering the next big thing or designing a breath taking product or at least solving a personal situation creatively and brilliantly. The problem is, most of us just dream about it. The truth is that you CAN turn that dream into reality.

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Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2013

Small Business Labs

Below is our sixth annual Top 10 Small Business Trends list.  Last year's trends and links to our trends lists from prior years are available here. Our overall economic outlook for 2013 is for continued moderate growth with U.S. GDP increasing 2.25% to 2.75%.    We expect hiring and the job market to continue to improve with unemployment falling and finishing the year in the 6.8% range. Technology  1.

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Invest in Interpersonal Skills Development is Important but Few Plan to Invest in Them

Office Dynamics

Survey: Few CFOs Plan to Invest in Interpersonal Skills Development for Their Teams. MENLO PARK, Calif., June 19, 2013 / PRNewswire / -- Executives say it takes strong soft skills to move up the corporate ladder, but few firms provide training in this area, a new Accountemps survey finds.

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7 Lessons That Solopreneurs Can Learn From Comedians

The Solopreneur Life

M ost stand-up comics are solopreneurs, at least in their careers’ formative years. Gil Greengross, Ph.D, writes in Psychology Today: “No other art, besides stand-up comedy, requires that the artist will both create and perform his own act.” ” Sound familiar?

2013 79

10 Simple Communication Resolutions for 2014

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 10 Simple Communication Resolutions for 2014 appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Here are some things you can resolve to improve the way you communicate with others. These are simple changes, easy to keep all year. I will talk less. I will listen carefully.

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5 Reasons to Automate and Streamline Your Business

Office Organization Success

I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve had a conversation with a business owner who has wanted me to help them set up their systems, whether that’s: Creating an automated system to deliver their free report. Having a system in place so that attendees can register for their teleclasses.

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Do You Know Whom to Network With?

Job Advice Blog

By far the most effective way of getting a new job is by networking. When making presentations to large groups, I often test that tenet, and invariably it proves to be true. Therefore, networking is how people in transition should spend most of their time.

The Inconvenient Truth about Cloud Computing

The Small Business Blog

Stefan is also a regular contributor to Nasdaq.com.

2013 155

How to Become More Influential No Matter Your Job Title

On The Job

If you sometimes feel powerless at work – even if you’re in a position of authority – you’re not alone. You may have tried pleading with others to cooperate, or even issued more than a few subtle threats.

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Dispelling the Personal Assistant myth

Practically Perfect PA

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Looking for Deeper Conversations? Give GooglePlus a Try #LinkLineup

Productive & Organized

Are you on Google+ or are you one of many that feel like one more social network might cause your brain to rupture?    I was the latter for quite a while. 

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