Twitter Chat Plus a Chance To Win a $100 FedEx Office Gift Card

Small Business CEO

As an added bonus, Small Business Trends is giving one lucky person the chance to win a $100 FedEx Office gift card. Later today our sister site Small Business Trends is conducting a Twitter chat starting at 1pm EST. During this hour long chat Anita Campbell will discuss with us common branding mistakes and tips to fix them. So if you have branding questions about your business be sure to submit them on Twitter with the hashtag #FedExOffice.

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What is Wearable Computing?

Small Business Labs

One of my favorite industrial examples is SenseAware from FedEx. It seems to me if we've reached the point where FedEx packages wear computers, humans can't be too far behind. A trend that is getting an increasing amount of coverage is wearable computing.  A recent  New York Times blog post covers the topic and talks about Google and Apple working on wearable computing devices that communicate via cell phones.   Wearable computing is not a new trend.

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Are You Putting Your Talent to Good Purpose?

The Solopreneur Life

Two days later the FedEx guy delivered a replacement phone; the package included instructions for returning the broken phone. T oday my “household” to-do list read: • Buy champagne. Wrap gifts. Mail phone. Vacuum. • Buy gas. “Mail phone” meant returning my daughter’s broken iPhone 5s. She dropped it on the floor last Sunday and the screen shattered. Fortunately, I carry insurance on my daughters’ phones (it’s paid off in spades) and filed a claim.

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Girly Girl Geek Answers Normal Folks Baffling Tech Questions

Tips From T. Marie

Oftentimes they look like official email communication from places like your bank, PayPal, and even UPS or FedEx. Some phishing scams, particularly those claiming to be from FedEx or UPS tell you to open your shipment info that they’ve attached. When in doubt, contact FedEx, UPS or Aunt Judy via a reliable phone number (not the one listed in the email) and ask if they sent it and why.

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Why Pitney Bowes’ SendPro Online Service Makes Sense to Business Owners

Small Business CEO

Many small businesses have shipping needs that send them on a quest to find the cheapest shipping carrier, whether it be USPS, UPS, or Fedex. Small to medium-sized business owners face a plethora of unique challenges that usually involve obstacles including cost and time. When it comes to shipping, small business owners are definitely caught at a crossroads between needing a reliable shipping solution and needing a budget friendly option.

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10 Holiday Scams and How to Avoid Them

Dumb Little Man

Pay attention to the emails you receive from major businesses like FedEx, Apple or Amazon. The holidays are such a joyful time. People are more giving, family and friends are throwing parties, and everyone is merry. But it’s also a time when people are more distracted — and criminals are ready to take advantage. Here are 10 ways you can detect and avoid holiday scams. Holiday Phishing.

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A Look at Explora: A Mobile Phone Option for US-Bound Travelers

Productivityist

You an let them know where your phone is to be sent (hotel, residence, or even a FedEx location), the amount of phones you’ll need (up to 4), and when you will be arriving and leaving the US. I like the hassle-free aspect of this, and I also like the fact that when you’re ready to send your Explora phone(s) back you simply drop them off at a FedEx location in the return envelope provided.

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How To Transform Your Logo Into A Piece Of Art

Dumb Little Man

The use of negative space in the FedEx logo is amazing. We all know just how important the logo is for any company or brand. You don’t have to listen to me rant on and on about the importance of the logo, how it is supposed to be memorable and evergreen and everything else. You know it better than I do. That is why a lot of companies pay a hefty amount to a logo design company to make the logo as relatable, relevant, and sometimes mysterious as they can.

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Comes to Bear

Daily Writing Tips

Will FedEx pressure come to bear? Compare: Will FedEx pressure come to bear? Will FedEx pressure affect the golf playoffs? A question on an ESL forum alerted me to the expression “to come to bear.”. What is the meaning of “comes to bear” in this context: Speaker One : I want to tell you about summer camp. It was a wonderful childhood experience. Speaker Two : We can get to it later. Speaker One : We can get to it now. You see, it all comes to bear.

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Is Your Startup Prepared for a Cyberattack

Small Business CEO

Just a month earlier, the world was hit by the WannaCry ransomware that infected more than 230,000 computers including those of UK’s National Health Service (NHS), Fedex, Honda and Renault. Late last month, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) was hit by a ransomware that completely crippled the operations at India’s largest container port. Besides JNPT, the Petya ransomware is also reported to have hit a number of large corporations including WPP, Maersk, Mondelez and DLA Piper.

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Unemployed? Maybe it’s Time to Be Your Own Boss

Tips From T. Marie

Did you know that Microsoft, FedEx, General Electric and Revlon all began in recession or depression economies? Just when the financial analysts start showing some optimism for our flailing economy, headlines prove that the job market is still dismal out there.

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My Favourites

Laughing all the Way to Work

Here are some of My Favourites with their corresponding links. Some of these I use on an almost daily basis.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Memphis Downtown

Practically Perfect PA

The Doubletree was situated in the heart of downtown Memphis; close to plenty of fantastic restaurants, shops and local attractions including the Fedex Forum and Memphis Redbirds stadium. Arriving into Memphis after a long cold journey I was glad to know that I would be staying in a Doubletree hotel. I had a warm cookie, good service and a comfortable bed to look forward to. I wasn’t disappointed.

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Twitter Chat: Prepping Your Business For The Holidays

Small Business CEO

You’ll also have the opportunity to win one of several $25 FedEx Office gift cards to be given out during the chat too! The holidays are just around the corner and we want to help you get your small business prepared. This Wednesday, November 14, join our sister site, Small Business Trends , for an informative Twitter chat.

Amazing Discount Strategies That Keep Your Sales Moving Upward

Dumb Little Man

FedEx, for instance, gives 30% discounts on documents and 20% on shipping to students. While discounting is an intrinsic aspiration of all the customers, it is arguably the most important pricing strategy for all businesses, especially retailers. It, however, requires a great amount of prudence in execution. You can consider it as a double-edged sword. It can allure customers and drive sales. And with wrong implementations, it may lead to a reduced bottom line as well.

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Twitter Chat: Preparing Your Business For Consumer Holidays

Small Business CEO

As an added bonus, several $25 gift cards, courtesy of FedEx Office, will be randomly given away throughout the chat. Valentine’s Day is a little over a week away and signals the start of the Spring holidays. Before we know it, it’ll be Easter, then Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and so on. Even though sales during these holidays pale is comparison to those of Christmas, they still present a profitable opportunity for your business.

How to Organize Business Cards & Networking Conversations - Interview & Giveaway @ContactKeeper

Productive & Organized

In 2011 we launched the most recent version of Contact Keeper in Small, Medium, and Large sizes and refills for each size in Office Depot and FedEx Office stores. Contact Keeper is available at Office Depot stores, FedEx Office stores, shoplet.com, contactkeeper.com and other retailers as well. When you attend tradeshows or networking meetings, do you later experience the business card pile up?

The Solopreneur Life “Friday Bits” Column #25

The Solopreneur Life

Funniest tweet I read this week came from @palomasnest: “FedEx would rather give us a new HP PC than just make a functional version of their software for Mac.&#. I t’s the end of the week, and just like every Friday at The Solopreneur Life, I have some tasty, mostly-healthy, bits of information to share with you. This week’s menu is huge and includes: • A legendary high school football coach and the lesson you can learn from him.

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How To Come Up With A Brand Name

Daily Writing Tips

The brand name might be a compound, a phrase formed from two existing words, as in the case of Band-Aid, or it might be devised (or revised) by clipping, or truncating one or more words, as with FedEx. The art of creating names of companies, services, and products is also an industry — and a lucrative one. Brand agencies charge dearly for a list of suggestions for brand identities, but it’s simple to do it yourself.

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How to Search for Another Job Without Your Boss Finding Out

45 Things

Savvy employers may even use Foursquare to track your movements and see that you've been visiting competitors or spending a lot of time in FedEx Kinko's, where they might surmise you're making copies of your resume. I spent the holidays with family and friends, and the one subject that came up over and over again (apart from the discussion that we were all eating too much) was about jobs. Some people were looking for jobs, and others were complaining about their current positions.

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Technocalypse Now

Virtual Moxie

Two days later I signed for the FedEx package. Virtual Moxie - The Cure For The Common Virtual Assistance Practice I Want Moxie! And you can also join in the conversation about Moxie posts happening over on my Facebook page Recent Comments Stephanie on Speed is the enemy of many good things. Anastacia on Speed is the enemy of many good things. Renee on Speed is the enemy of many good things. Pam Ryan on Speed is the enemy of many good things.

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Let Your Customers Count Cows

Service Untitled

Netflix and FedEx taught us you could get it next day; Zappos.com surprised us with an order for new shoes placed on line in the evening arriving at our door step the next morning. “Counting cows&# was a backseat game that parents used years ago in rural areas to quell the endless “Are we there yet?” queries from their children. The rules were simple: each person took one side of the car when the journey began.

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Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgate, 2010 Stevie.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.©

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We don't know what we don't know

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.© © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 2 July, 2010 We dont know what we dont know We really dont know what we dont know do we?

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When your voicemail goes awry.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.© © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 7 February, 2010 When your voicemail goes awry.

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Admin Buddies

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.© © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 20 March, 2010 Admin Buddies I like to have someone at work that I can buddy with.

2010 109

Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.© © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 27 February, 2010 Wheres the remote thingy for the PowerPoint?

Dealing in real time.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.© © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 13 February, 2010 Dealing in real time. I like to work with fixed dates.

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Now that is dedication.Executive Assistant donates kidney to her.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.©

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A twelve step program to survive as an Admin

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.© © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 31 October, 2009 A twelve step program to survive as an Admin My grandson has started walking.

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Whose meeting is it anyway?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.© © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 16 May, 2010 Whose meeting is it anyway?

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When your boss arranges meetings behind your back.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.© © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 5 April, 2010 When your boss arranges meetings behind your back. Does your boss ever organize a meeting behind your back?

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We did it Canada!

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.© © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 28 February, 2010 We did it Canada! Canada has a world record for gold medals in the Olympics, a record for medals for Canada, we won gold in hockey -- Woo hoo!

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Do you like what you do?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.© © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 5 December, 2009 Do you like what you do? CONFUSCIUS SAID, “Love what you do and you will never work a day in your life.&# How true that is!

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I gave at the office

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.© © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 23 January, 2010 I gave at the office Years ago when I was a child, I would canvass door to door with my sister for a charity for cancer research.

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Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.©

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Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.© © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 18 September, 2009 Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles I recently arrived in Atlanta, Georgia to attend OfficeArrow s Lift Summit on Social Media.

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Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.© © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 9 May, 2010 Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time Assistants are in contact with other assistants on a daily basis.

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Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.© © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 23 August, 2009 Nice ways to say, "Hurry up!" I hate waiting! Sometimes I need to do a job, but I can’t move forward until I get an answer from someone else.

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A funny thing happened on the way to the office.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.© © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 27 June, 2009 A funny thing happened on the way to the office. I have been asked to speak in December and I am supposed to be funny.

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Colour Coding Works.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.© © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 23 June, 2009 Colour Coding Works. I have never been a fan of colour coding, until recently.

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Go with your gut feeling!

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.© © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 31 May, 2009 Go with your gut feeling!

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Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! My goal for this blog is to give good tips and ideas and occasionally put a smile on your face as you start your day!Lets Lets enjoy our day together.© © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 17 September, 2010 Whats all the fuss about reading contracts?

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