Why Using Personal Phone Numbers Looks Unprofessional

Small Business CEO

You can’t grow your business using your personal phone. More importantly, if you use your personal phone for business, it will make your business look unprofessional in the eyes of potential buyers. You can set up a VoIP line and still take business calls on your cell phone. In the future, however, your VoIP phone number can grow along with your business. … The post Why Using Personal Phone Numbers Looks Unprofessional appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.

Mobile Phone Recycling – Promoting Proper Disposal of Electronic Gadgets

Eco-Office Gals

Mobile phone recycling is the best practice to save the planet and also to generate money in the process. Improper disposal of phones only fills out the landfills. Despite an economic downturn, the consumption of cell phones is on a steady rise. Every youngster anywhere in the world replaces a phone almost every 18 months. Thus, mobile phones hardly have a life-cycle of 2 years. With the use of mobile phones, network consumption has also increased over time.

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Staying Focused At Work: How To Be Productive In A Challenging Environment

Dumb Little Man

Once you’ve completed everything, don’t forget to reward yourself to keep your spirit up. Several notifications pop up every now and then, commanding your attention. While working on an important project, put your phone on silent or switch it off. If you really want to stay updated with your social media accounts, you can designate dedicated time slots to check your phone. Managing your focus in an office environment can be quite tricky.

2017 163

How to Win the First Impressions Game: Start with Your Phone Answering Service

Small Business CEO

Research has demonstrated that about 70% of clients will hang up immediately on the off chance that they are sent to voice mail.… … The post How to Win the First Impressions Game: Start with Your Phone Answering Service appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. Economy & Environment phone answering serviceAs the popular saying goes, “first impression is the last impression”.

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Proactive steps for developing a business that won’t affect the environment

Eco-Office Gals

200 years ago, there was the rise of the industrial revolution and since then, the environment has suffered as a result of improved innovation and commercialisation. It’s common for business owners to prioritise monetisation at the expense of the environment. For example, ink cartridges are one of the most problematic items affecting the environment. Even mobile phone recyclers will pay organisations to receive their used mobile phones.

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How to Choose the Best Phone Answering Service for Your eCommerce Business

Small Business CEO

When it comes to phone service in an ecommerce business, the level needs to be top-notch. ” Understanding just how important customer service is, it’s not enough to call up the first phone answering service you see on the front page of Google, sign up, and call it a day.… … Economy & Environment ecommerce phone answering servicePoor service costs companies billions of dollars every year.

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Keeping focussed in a busy environment

Laughing all the Way to Work

© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 17 April, 2010 Keeping focussed in a busy environment There are so many distractions in the office -- the telephone, your co-workers, email and your boss! To finish up and make it shine, I used a glass cleaner. Sometimes you are just not sure what is sapping up your time and I have found a time log will help you determine where you are going astray. ► August (4) Managing your Boss's Inbox Nice ways to say, "Hurry up!"

Routine Check Up

Practically Perfect PA

In a work environment where clients are paying for the end result an even greater respect is place on finishing the job on time. A large part of our role is to be the fountain of knowledge within the company, if you aren’t being asked where the stationary is then you are probably on the phone answering a query about a meeting taking place that day.

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Picking up skills along the EA career path

Practically Perfect PA

The skills you pick up along the assistant career path are invaluable and I for one would not be able to do the job I do today if I hadn’t started as a Team Administrator back in 2003. Sometimes it is easy to forget what we learn over the years so lets have a little reminder of the skills we have picked up at various stages of our careers: Administrator: Improving computer skills from intermediary to advanced . Gaining awareness of a business environment.

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How to Come Up With Great Business Ideas: A Lesson from Leonardo da Vinci

Dumb Little Man

What can you do in this brutal environment? Leverage up? So, how to come up with great business ideas? Every week, he takes one day where he turns off his phone and computer, disconnecting himself from technology. How to come up with great business ideas? The post How to Come Up With Great Business Ideas: A Lesson from Leonardo da Vinci appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Today’s investment world is more competitive than ever before.

2018 145

The ups and downs of working from home

Practically Perfect PA

I didn’t have a blackberry… actually I didn’t have a mobile phone that accepted emails or had the internet so it wasn’t easy to stay connected. This meant starting up my home computer from 1997, connecting it to my dial-up internet and attempting to log onto the torturously slow remote email system. I guess I saw working from home as either skiving off or something the grown-up managers did with their superior equipment!

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Small Business world News Round-up - 2009/10/27

The Small Business Blog

Business Telephone Systems & Phone Lines For Your Business techdepot.co.uk Small Business world News Round-up – 2009/10/27 by Stefan Töpfer on Oct 27, 2009 Here is this week’s news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from around the world. E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP.

2009 148

What a top-level Assistant does…

ProAssisting Blog

Office Managers E-Learning Modules Outline E-Learning Modules: Part 1 Contact Us Enrollment Login All Posts, Technology, (0) Comments What a top-level Assistant does… Submitted by Ethan on June 17, 2010 at 11:51 AM The Wall Street Journal has a great article up today, titled “She Bosses the CEO&# , about what it’s like to be an executive assistant to a top-level executive. hard disk recovery on With cloud computing, who needs to back-up their data?

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Boost Your Energy By Changing Things Up

Simple Productivity Blog

--> Home Get Updates Ebooks Free Stuff Donate About Contact Me Get Free Updates: Via RSS | Via Email | Productivity Simplification Balance Life Design Organization Clutter Boost Your Energy By Changing Things Up Posted on March 19, 2010 by LJ Earnest Welcome to Simple Productivity Blog! I like to change things up occasionally at home. So I like to change things up. But what I found is that a different color of pen in the morning can set the whole day up for creativity.

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Small Business World News Round-up – 209/11/24

The Small Business Blog

Business Telephone Systems & Phone Lines For Your Business techdepot.co.uk Small Business World News Round-up – 209/11/24 by Stefan Töpfer on Nov 24, 2009 Here is this week’s news round-up for home business, micro business, sole-traders, freelancers, self-employed and any one who is interested in small business news from around the world. Standing up for small businesses :It’s been a tough year for small businesses in California.

2009 122

Clean up the Clutter on Your Facebook Newsfeed - Productive.

Productive & Organized

Motivation: Create a Work Environment that Enhances Your Goals (@GinaParris Video) | Main | This is the Year & NOW is the Time - Take the Self-Assessment to See If You Qualify for a Free Strategy Session » Clean up the Clutter on Your Facebook Newsfeed From a Reader:  Steph, I love all of the connections that I can make on Facebook, but I am so sick of the goofy games.  Clearing up your Facebook stream is quite simple.

Small Business Start-Up Idea: Image Consultant | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Business Telephone Systems & Phone Lines For Your Business techdepot.co.uk Small Business Start-Up Idea: Image Consultant by Stefan Töpfer on Mar 11, 2008 This business is ideal for someone who has worked in the corporate world or the media for a number of years and understands the importance of image within it. « Canada Small Business News Round-up – 11/03/2008 Service Desert is big small business opportunity. E-Mail me or follow me.

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Small Business Start-Up Idea – Sign-Making Service | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Business Telephone Systems & Phone Lines For Your Business techdepot.co.uk Small Business Start-Up Idea – Sign-Making Service by Stefan Töpfer on Apr 09, 2008 Sign manufacture is a fun way for you to earn some extra income. Business environment and set-up cost: This is primarily a local business because you will work closely with clients and be responsible for installing the signage. The overall set-up cost could be from five to ten thousand pounds.

2008 152

Small Business Start-Up Idea – C.V. Writing Service | THE SMALL.

The Small Business Blog

Business Telephone Systems & Phone Lines For Your Business techdepot.co.uk Small Business Start-Up Idea – C.V. You will operate through your website and have a number of options (e-mail, fax or phone) about the way you collate personal data (such work experience and qualifications) from your client. Business environment and set-up cost: Other than language, there are no major barriers to this business being successful internationally.

2008 150

Small Business Start-Up Idea – Weight Loss Consultation | THE.

The Small Business Blog

Business Telephone Systems & Phone Lines For Your Business techdepot.co.uk Small Business Start-Up Idea – Weight Loss Consultation by Stefan Töpfer on Apr 30, 2008 In recent years there has been a far greater emphasis placed on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. This will involve online weight loss coaching and setting up an extensive knowledge base that will serve as a point of reference. E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer!

2008 143

Eco Mobile and Broadband

Eco-Office Gals

Cell phones and broadband are now an everyday part of life not only in the developed world but increasingly in many developing countries. Every year, millions of people around the world upgrade their cell phones often discarding the old phone rather than recycling them. Discarded cell phones, computers and other electronic devices usually end up in garbage dumps and landfills creating a major high techwaste problem. Recycling cell phones.

2010 158

Small Business Start-Up Idea – Party Planner | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Business Telephone Systems & Phone Lines For Your Business techdepot.co.uk Small Business Start-Up Idea – Party Planner by Stefan Töpfer on May 13, 2008 Organising a party can be time-consuming and stressful for many people. Business environment and set-up cost: There is not much international potential for this business because you will have to work closely with clients. E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer!

2008 148

Small Business Start-Up Idea – T-Shirt Design | THE SMALL BUSINESS.

The Small Business Blog

Business Telephone Systems & Phone Lines For Your Business techdepot.co.uk Small Business Start-Up Idea – T-Shirt Design by Stefan Töpfer on Apr 02, 2008 There is always a great demand for custom-made T-shirts, ranging from sports teams in need of new kit to event organisers wanting promotional shirts to give away. The set-up cost for this business is one of the more expensive ones due to all the equipment that will be required. E-Mail me or follow me.

2008 153

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Shoes, Phones and Backpacks: What.

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Thursday, May 7, 2009 Shoes, Phones and Backpacks: What Theyre Really Looking at During Your Job Interview As I mentioned in my previous post, I got a real kick out of spending time recently with college students about to enter the job market. Sit up straight. Always sit up straight with your feet on the floor.

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Are you open? To what?

Virtual Moxie

I’ve started working at least one day a week outside my usual work environment. I find that when I’m elsewhere, where the phone doesn’t interrupt me, and the cats don’t want to be cuddled, I can be exceedingly productive. But I’m betting you don’t know that, IMO, all that standard creation and staying true to yourself stuff is not a license to shut down, turn off, tune out, or box yourself up so that you can’t wiggle (wiggling is often just plain fun!).

2009 150

The Vanishing Executive Assistant—NOT!

Office Dynamics

And yet assistants help file digital documents and manage calls through their cell phones, so the skills required for these tasks haven’t completely gone away. What is coming up on the calendar for the next three weeks? She is living it up. McKinsey Global Institute said up to 10 million women across 6 mature economies will switch roles by 2030 as office support jobs disappear.

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Caffeine-Free Ways to Increase Focus & Attention - Productive.

Productive & Organized

"  That was one of the first things she said to me on the phone.  I’ve experienced every over-the-counter wakefulness supplement produced before 2007 (when I smartened up) and can promise you that it all has the same effect: A brief period of increased alertness is followed by a dramatic increase in lethargy (a crash) or anxiety and fidgeting. Sit up straight and breath from your belly! Then you need to listen up.

2010 209

Cubicle Etiquette 101

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Cubicle Etiquette 101 By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, November 01, 2007 Filed Under: Office Gossip , Productivity D o you find that your colleagues are hovering around you when youre on the phone? If you work in a cubicle, here are some guidelines to follow for good cubicle etiquette: You see the person you wish to talk to on the phone. If you need to talk on the phone, make sure that you keep your voice to a lower volume.

Should You Hang Up When a Recruiter Calls?

45 Things

Check out this story I did for Gannett/USAToday.com: You're sitting in your cubicle one day considering the dozens of emails that await your attention when your phone rings.On Or they use their network to find people like you, people up to date on their skills who may be interested in jumping ship for a new title, more pay or new opportunities. Look to see if doors are shut, and try to speak with workers to get a feel for the environment.

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How to rid the world of bottled water

Eco-Office Gals

Of course, the environment is also a factor. of those water bottles ended up in landfills. If you have a Smartphone may apps are available to now help you hydrate at your convenience, like The Drinking Water and WeTap apps on the Android phone. Take a minute to think about if you think you can make these simple changes for your wallet, your health, your coworkers, and your environment.

2011 171

Reduce Your Household Bills By Going Green

Eco-Office Gals

Companies such as phone/energy providers, credit cards and catalogs have all been known to charge a little per month for printing and sending paper bills. It might take a while to check everything and switch, but all those little bits add up, so with a bit of a time investment you could save a significant amount – and a lot of paper that would have otherwise been wasted. Green Tips Guest Post energy energy bills energy providers environment going green Reduce saving energy

2011 167

3 Ways to Reduce Your Anxiety Before Going to Sleep

Dumb Little Man

Set yourself up to relax by making the environment calm and peaceful. Reduce the noise and turn off your phone. It becomes too distracting when my phone keeps ringing or notifying me about emails and social media.

2020 264

5 Ways to Scale Your Online Business by Hiring a Virtual Receptionist

Small Business CEO

The truth is that an in-house receptionist can easily end up costing you up to $5000 a month when you add up all their costs. Fast facts about the “true” cost of hiring in-house phone reps. … Economy & Environment virtual receptionistMost of you reading this are either considering hiring a receptionist, or looking for ways to slash the often high cost associated with these front line employees.

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Are you Sabotaging Your Productivity? The Most Productive Lunch.

Productive & Organized

Work With Stephanie « Mon Motivation - Build up your courage to take action!   When I used to work in a corporate environment, I almost always ate at my desk.  This topic came back up the other day as I was working with an extremely successful medical professional.    OrderUpOrg I eat lunch away from my desk and use the downtime to catch up on my favorite TV series on DVD. Up now: The Flintstones.

2010 193

Keeping it Real When Working from Home

Tips From T. Marie

It’s why many of us occasionally choose to work from a coffee shop or co-working environment. If you’re an introvert like me, I much prefer email communication to live messaging, video calls and even the phone. When I started pushing myself to do phone and video calls, my business improved and I started getting more referrals. Keeping it real when working from home is as easy as choosing a video call over an email or picking up the phone instead of texting.

2020 128

How to Coach Your Brain to Improve Your Mental Strength and Motivation

Dumb Little Man

This could be anything from picking up a new skill or reflecting at the end of the day on your salient moments; by keeping your brain “on”, you are offering it more opportunities to expand its abilities. Enriching your environment.

2020 174

5 Tips for Aging Men And Women to Improve Memory and Focus

Dumb Little Man

For the phone-savvy, there is a wide array of mental exercise games available in the app stores. Calling family or friends and catching up for a while helps trigger memories. Different environments force the brain to adapt and learn something new. Exposing yourself to these environments can be a very enjoyable form of mental exercise. Memory and focus are both parts of the psyche negatively affected by age.

2020 179

On the job tips for new Admins.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I started this blog to share the knowledge I had picked up over the years either from other administrative assistants, my bosses or from trial and error. Bring Forward System or Using Tasks in Outlook Have a system to follow up on items your boss has asked you to do or things you know you need to do. I also use Tasks in Outlook to follow up on electronic items. My boss will sometimes cc me to keep me in the loop of what might be coming up. 411 Look Up 411.ca

2009 132

What Is Authentication & Why Is It Important?

Dumb Little Man

This technique confirms the user’s identity by calling the phone number registered to the account. active phone service, appropriate environment). Moving up the authentication, time-based, one-time passwords provided medium security.

2020 181

Tips for Office Costumes at Halloween

Professional Assistant Blog

Then a bunch of co-workers show up in costumes. Do you like to dress up in fancy or scary costumes for this occasion? Do you want to dress up at the office, but not sure what to wear or if you even can? This has been a tradition in our office for quite some time now, where people would decorate the office, dress up in funky costumes and bring baked treats for everyone. You dont want to end up at work and be the only one wearing a costume.

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Admin Buddies

Laughing all the Way to Work

It works well when it is a co-worker who sits closest to you, but depending on how your office is set up that might not be possible. She had to set up an away voicemail message and fortunately had kept a script of what her away message usually said, She worked for a doctor so it was important that the proper referral numbers were given. Last week I was sick and could barely get up to call into the office, so it was nice that my buddy could take care of it. 411 Look Up 411.ca

2010 109

Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Some people in the office were trying to get the remote working as we had a PowerPoint presentation coming up and were calling it things like remote thingy , remote slide clicker, wireless mouse so I finally asked, "Does anyone know what the official name for that thing is?" Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back. 411 Look Up 411.ca

A twelve step program to survive as an Admin

Laughing all the Way to Work

He takes about 12 steps, squats and rejoices in his accomplishment, then he gets up and walks another 12 steps and squats again to repeat the process. Come up with a plan on how you are going to improve in the areas you identified as needing improvement. Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back. 411 Look Up 411.ca

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