2012

15 Grammar Goofs that make you look silly

ProAssisting Blog

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Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

Pin It. As we all know writing minutes is a basic skill for assistants and we have probably written more over the years than Stephen King has writing novels.

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7 Habits of Highly Unproductive People

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. We’ve all heard about the habits of productive people. But productivity is as much about what you don’t do as what you do. Here are 7 Habits of Highly Unproductive People. Do any sound familiar? Procrastination.

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How to Handle Your Career Stress

On The Job

Five years ago you may have laughed if someone told you that you would not only take on twice your current workload, but be happy about it – and be willing to take a pay cut.

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How to Deal with an Overwhelming Workload

Eat Your Career

It’s a common complaint: I’ve got too much work and not enough time to do it all. Considering the alternative (no work at all!), you’re in a decent position. That doesn’t make it any easier to handle though. So let’s talk about ways to manage this overwhelming workload without losing your cool.

2012 276

CleanWell: Review and Giveaway

Eco-Office Gals

With summer hitting us with record breaking heat daily, and the kids home everyday it’s been a rough time around here. The kids are in the house most of the day to stay out of the heat, eating me out of house and home, getting crumbs and grubby finders everywhere.

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5-Step Checklist for Sending Out Email Broadcasts

Office Organization Success

Being consistent in your business is one of the critical factors for ensuring long-term growth, and one of the ways to ensure consistency is to create systems.

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Gen Y Delaying Adulthood

Small Business Labs

Those old enough to remember Alice Cooper will also remember his song Eighteen.  Released in 1970, it's about the confusing yet hopeful period of life when you realize you're becoming an adult.

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Customer-Obsessed Service

Customers Rock!

Social media has pushed customer service to the forefront for many organizations. Responses are often faster in social media than they are in traditional service channels, since social media makes everything extremely visible.

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Expand Your Wi-Fi Signal At Home And Make Your Internet Faster

Productivity Bits

S ometimes being productive means having the right tools at the right time. Sometimes having the right tools means having to shell out extra dollars just to get them. I wanted to do stuff over the internet when I am at home during the weekend.

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Top 5 Tips for Surviving the Holidays as a Small Business

The Small Business Blog

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Be aware that many of your bigger rivals will be offering holiday discounts in order to drum up extra trade. If you are thinking about doing the same, be mindful of whether…

2012 231

How do assistants get promoted?

Practically Perfect PA

Pin It. Here is a brief history of my career to date – After University I landed my first job as a Team Administrator at Deloitte, after a year and a half I left to join the Institute of Chartered Accountants where again I worked as an Administrator and Assistant to a department manager.

Contest: Win Wonderful Day And Save Your Habits!

Simple Productivity Blog

Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. With the holiday season just about upon us, it is very easy for good habits to go right out the window. Or perhaps you need to establish a good habit to get you through.

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5 Ways to Establish Friendly Relationships at Work

On The Job

One of the most difficult things about starting a new job is trying to become friendly with your colleagues without making yourself seem like a total dweeb. Be too friendly and you come off as a bit of a stalker or maybe a motormouth. Be more reserved and you might be perceived as snooty or weird.

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How to Manage (and Minimize) Workplace Interruptions

Eat Your Career

One of the most common complaints I hear has to do with something that is so fundamentally a part of the modern workplace, it’s almost impossible to avoid. Yes, I’m talking about the dreaded interruption. We all have to deal with it, though admittedly, some have it worse than others.

2012 275

ZeroWater Review & Giveaway {2 Winners}

Eco-Office Gals

I recently had the opportunity to try out the Zerowater system. Zerowater is a water filtration pitcher, with a twist. It comes with a tester for your water – called s TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) tester.

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How A Simple Email Signature Can Get You More Clients

Office Organization Success

Whenever you receive an email from me you will ALWAYS see my contact information at the bottom and know exactly how you can get in touch with me. You will see: My name. My company’s name. My telephone and fax number. My email address (with an active hyperlink).

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Women-Owned Small Business Opportunities in Federal Contracting

The Solopreneur Life

B y: WinBiz Proposals, LLC. Author: Jennifer Adeli, Owner and Senior Proposal Manager. WinBizProps and @SoloBizAdventur.

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Clark Kent Becomes a Freelancer

Small Business Labs

In the latest issue of the Superman comic book , Clark Kent quits his job at the Daily Planet and is becoming a freelancer. Clark quits because the Daily Planet is acquired by a media conglomerate that cares more about entertainment than hard news.

2012 241

Social CRM: An Idea Whose Time has Come?

Customers Rock!

Social Media CRM, or Social CRM, is getting a lot of air time these days. But where does it fit? Today’s post is by Laurie Shook. Laurie is a technology marketer creating solutions that help people communicate and collaborate more effectively.

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How to Choose "Affect" or "Effect"

Business Writing

People in business writing classes have been asking for ways to know whether affect or effect is correct. Here are my best tips for choosing the appropriate word. If you are choosing a noun, your correct choice will be effect. Frequently Asked Questions Grammar and Usage Teaching Business Writing

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Top 5 Tips for Small Business Payroll

The Small Business Blog

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Once you start employing people it is essential that you are aware of your obligations as an employer. In the UK, this means registering as an employer and submitting P35 and P14…

How to organise your office and keep it that way!

Practically Perfect PA

Pin It. A few years ago I worked in a department with a dozen or so Project Managers who were all highly qualified Six Sigma professionals. They were a great bunch to be a round and during my time there I did learn a lot about the dark art of project management!

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Increase Your Productivity By Touching It Once

Simple Productivity Blog

Mondays are productivity days at SimpleProductivity blog. One of the underlying fundamentals of productivity is to only expend as much energy as necessary, but no more. Yet most of us break this principle many times every day. It’s because we touch things more than once.

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Can Your Career Survive a Political Discussion?

On The Job

I don't think I've ever worked anywhere that people didn't talk about politics. Of course, my jobs have always involved the news business, so that's pretty natural. But I know that for some people, discussing politics at work can be uncomfortable. Still, is there any way to avoid it?

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Is Your Job Getting You Down? Job Happiness Quiz

Eat Your Career

I once read an interesting statistic about how work effects overall life happiness. It basically said that a good job won’t make you happy, but a bad job will make you unhappy. I think this says a lot about how we view jobs. If we hate our work, that frustration and annoyance rules our lives.

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Integrating Eco-friendly Practices Into the Business Sector

Eco-Office Gals

In the business sector, there are a lot of trends that come and go. One trend that appears to be here to stay is an emphasis on green or eco-friendly practices.

2012 233

5 Strategies for a Super Follow Up System

Office Organization Success

Having a super-duper follow-up system in place is a critical, if not the critical, system you need to grow and build your business. Let me ask you….

2012 259

How to Find (and Utilize) the Best Virtual Assistant For Your Solo Business

The Solopreneur Life

S olopreneurs frequently ask me questions about virtual assistants. I turned to Amy Wright, CEO of AmyWright.biz for answers. Amy Wright. Larry Keltto: What kinds of services do virtual assistants typically provide?

2012 236

Gallup Says Move to the Upper Midwest

Small Business Labs

Gallup's Where You'll Want to Live in 2032 looks at the state and regions of the U.S. with the brightest future.

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Using Social Media to Build Relationships

Customers Rock!

A lot of businesses love social media because they feel it helps them spread the word about their organization and what they do. And it does.

13 Tips for Time Management

Ian's Messy Desk

SPEND TIME PLANNING AND ORGANIZING. Setting aside time to think and plan is time well-spent. Organize in a way that makes sense to you. If you need color and pictures, use a lot on your calendar or planning book.

2012 213

Top 5 Tips for Surviving the Next 12 Months

The Small Business Blog

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. Take a close look at your current relationship with suppliers. Is there anything that can be done to sweeten the deal for both of you? Perhaps entering some kind of agreement with…

2012 221

Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

As we all know writing minutes is a basic skill for assistants and we have probably written more over the years than Stephen King has writing novels.

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10 Re-Uses For Plastic Grocery Bags

Simple Productivity Blog

Fridays are tip days at SimpleProductivity blog. Even though I bring my own bags shopping, I still seem to end up with many plastic grocery bags in my house. Rather than throw them out, I came up with 10 ways to re-use the ones that come into my house. School waterproofing.

2012 253

7 Ways to Make the Most of an Internship

On The Job

By now, many college interns have started their summer gigs. Eager, bright-eyed and bushy tailed, they're ready to tackle the problems of the world, to impress their employers so much that job offers are tendered before the third week of their programs.

2012 261

How to Deal With Credit Thieves in the Workplace

Eat Your Career

What do you do when someone else takes credit for your work? It’s a common problem—one often exaggerated and made light of in sitcoms—and yet, in the real world, it can lead to some pretty serious career damage if not handled properly.

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