5 Reasons You’ll Be Glad You Made Your Purchase With Cash

Dumb Little Man

Their responses revealed that people generally feel a deeper connection with cash purchases. It pulls you out of the vicious cycle of making purchases and paying interests. Cash purchases can make you pay more attention to what you’re buying. You can even end up purchasing items you don’t really need. Credit cards have interests and companies usually charge additional fees for purchases. Cash purchases mean more.

How To Recover Files From A Damaged Mac Hard Drive

Dumb Little Man

If you have a computer, you’ve most likely had to fix it at one point or another, and you may have had to find out how to recover files from a damaged Mac hard drive. If you’re one of the lucky ones, you’ll be able to repair your hard disk or SSD yourself and get your files. You have to get to Disk Utility to start the process and retrieve your files. If this fixes your problem, you should be able to get to your files.

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Eight Ways to Keep Your Office Clutter-Free

Ian's Messy Desk

Instead of filing the PDF on the network, the document was printed and placed in a filing cabinet , where it will sit until doomsday. Keeping your desk and files clutter–free in a paper–filled environment isn’t easy, but a little planning and a little technology can help. Once you’ve completed these items, the paper should be filed, re-routed to someone else or discarded. File it in a Reminder file or in your file cabinet.

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5 Fast and Easy Ways to Create a PDF File

Productive & Organized

  Creating a PDF file (one that can be read easily regardless of the computer it is being opened on) used to be cumbersome. You either needed to purchase expensive software or have a graphics person create the file for you. The other day my client asked me how to create a PDF file. So, I went to my trusty resources and asked: " Quick tool question: What do you use to create PDF files? "

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Cool Find of the Week – Carbonite iPhone App for Remote File Access

Andrea Kalli

It’s the Carbonite iPhone app which allows me to access the online files that Carbonite has backed up from my desktop. The good: it allows users to browse, view and share backed up files on the move at anytime. But what I could do was email the file to myself and edit it on the iPhone with the document editing app I have (DocsToGo), then email the edited file to someone, so at least that’s something. This makes it easy to locate the file. Wowzers!

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Cool Find of the Week – Carbonite iPhone App for Remote File Access

Andrea Kalli

It’s the Carbonite iPhone app which allows me to access the online files that Carbonite has backed up from my desktop. The good: it allows users to browse, view and share backed up files on the move at anytime. But what I could do was email the file to myself and edit it on the iPhone with the document editing app I have (DocsToGo), then email the edited file to someone, so at least that’s something. This makes it easy to locate the file. Wowzers!

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The Great Calendar Debate - Paper or Electronic - 21 Experts Weigh.

Productive & Organized

  One item frequently purchased at this time of year is a calendar or planner for the upcoming year.  It is perfect for people who are in sales of any kind, especially if the customer or client does not generally make a buying decision immediately, or if follow up is needed after the initial purchase. I purchased two dry-erase magnetic calendars and place them side by side on the refrigerator. Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

Why Lose It If You Can Save It? 3 Simple Ways To Prevent Data Loss

Dumb Little Man

As we depend so much on computers, files become as important as our bank accounts. Here are some simple ways to backup important files on a computer. Copy Necessary Files on a CD. When your PC has already recognized your CD, you can now select the files that you want to save. After selecting the files, press right click. Hard drives provide a large storage space that can accommodate all your files. Backup Files Using Google Drive.

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Top 5 Tips for Training Employees on a Budget

The Small Business Blog

Many equipment manufacturers offer free training to companies that purchase their products. Don’t Underestimate The Importance Of Time Management » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Monday, March 29th, 2010 at 7:00 am and is filed under SME-Blog. E-Mail me or follow me. Small Business Bootstrapping How to start your own small business with no or little money. You ask a question, I answer! Ask me your small business questions, I will answer them ASAP.

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Tax Tip for the Office Professional

The Office Professionals Place

This is the time of year that most people stress over because we are waiting for documents like W2’s, mortgage statements, 1099’s, and other information in order to file taxes. Log Files As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. Look into purchasing an all-in-one fax, printer, and copier.

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Looking for Great Deals For Your Office?

Professional Assistant Blog

By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 Filed Under: Productivity A re you the person that purchases stationary and other items for your department? There are some companies that, unfortunately, don’t allow for purchases such as stationary , fax machines , toner , etc. Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work? Home About Me Advertise Looking for Great Deals For Your Office?

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How I got control of my Inbox (finally)

Virtual Moxie

I was the person who kept everything in my Inbox because I hated to file. I hated taking the time to figure out where something should go, and in truth, I never found an email filing system that really worked for me. I’d tried filing by name, by project, by keyword, by client—sometimes putting things in multiple places, just in case I couldn’t remember where I’d put it. I even tried creating filters that would automatically file things for me.

2009 126

SEO, Keyword and Competition Research Services for Websites

Andrea Kalli

Even though these are affiliate links, I use or have purchased nearly all of the products and services listed below.

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Eight Ways to Eliminate Paper and Clutter in Your Office

Ian's Messy Desk

Instead of filing the PDF on the network, the document was printed and placed in a filing cabinet , where it will sit until doomsday or at least until someone cleans out those files. Despite improvements in document handling technology, despite the convenience of PDF files, we still produce a lot of paper. Keeping your desk and files clutter–free in a paper–filled environment isn’t easy, but a little planning and a little technology can help.

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How To Prepare Your Digital Business for Outages

Tips From T. Marie

If your phone doesn’t have a hotspot, you can also purchase MiFi devices like Verizon’s Jetpack that allows you to connect devices to the internet via your mobile data package. Using cloud storage for your files means that you can access any file you may need from the laptop too. Of course, you could also use a removable drive to store files as well, I just prefer the cloud. I celebrated the July 4 th holiday by taking 4 days off from work.

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Steps for Creating a Paperless Home Office

Productivity Bits

While many home printers have a scanner function, there are scanner options available that will send your scanned documents directly to your computer for easy filing. With the addition of multiple cables, it is a good idea to purchase cable management solutions to avoid a tangled mess. In addition to scanners, cables, and cable management systems, other items you will want to consider purchasing are a shredder, an external hard drive, and document storage software.

The Use of Paperwork in Business and the Importance of Recycling

Eco-Office Gals

Companies, businesses and industries with lots of customers have to implement several filing systems. The patient would have to wait for an undefined amount of time until hospital personnel look through thousands of files. What if a major corporation is in the middle of a multi-billion pound deal and the CEO has tons of paperwork in his or her office and the most important file needed to make the transaction is lost?

2012 126

5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Organization in the Office

Eco-Office Gals

But rather than allowing employees to purge periodically by dumping everything in the trash, adopt a policy of de-cluttering that involves frequent bouts of cleaning and filing, as well as encouraging employees to recycle everything they can. Reusing them may be even more eco-friendly than purchasing recycled (and often reprocessed) organizers. Old-school filing is wasteful on every front.

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Top Questions to Ask When Buying Home Insurance

Dumb Little Man

It’s no different when you’re purchasing a home insurance policy. If you bought your house with cash, then no one will require you to purchase insurance. With so many insurance companies operating today, you need to be sure that you’re getting a home insurance policy from one who can actually compensate clients who file a claim. As consumers, it is reasonable to ask questions before buying something.

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Extended Warranty Works Only Under These Conditions

Dumb Little Man

A few months ago, my colleague Peter purchased a brand new iPhone followed by a purchase of an extended warranty. Within two months, an accident killed the phone totally and because of a smartphone protection, he was spared from another phone purchase. If a manufacturer fails to deliver that, a consumer can file a case under the consumer protection law. In most cases, a manufacturer warranty can be enough to secure you and your purchase.

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What Do Insurance Brokers Do for You?

Dumb Little Man

Buying insurance is an expensive but necessary purchase. Because the rates are often high for good insurance coverage, it can be tempting to purchase it directly from the insurance company, skipping the middleman insurance broker. Customers purchasing insurance have different types of properties and different coverage needs. A customer who purchases any plan will have access to that policy’s terms.

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Even More Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint in the Office

Eco-Office Gals

There is software that can be used to draft documents, store files, and email correspondence electronically eliminating, or at least, reducing the need for physical paper. Use Recycled Office Supplies – When ordering office supplies like file folders or copy paper be sure to purchase recycled products. Buy Used – Wherever you can, look for an opportunity to purchase used or refurbished items.

Get More Clients: A Simple Strategy for More Clients (It’s Not What You Think)

Office Organization Success

Review past client files and reconnect. In going through all of your client files, you can revisit the work you did together, and use it as an opportunity to check back in with them, see how they’re doing, and ask if there’s anything you can do to help them. This is a great time to go through all of those files and see what you can find. My request to you: Set aside an afternoon/evening or weekend to clear out your office files and cupboards.

2014 156

7 Actionable Hacks for Creating a High Converting Website Homepage

Dumb Little Man

Clearly outline to the customer what benefits they can get from purchasing your main product or service. Or do you want to take them straight to the purchasing page? Get rid of the excessive amount of videos and large image files. Compress every file you can to streamline your homepage as much as you can. Ask any E-commerce business and they will say that their biggest concern is driving traffic to their website.

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13 Ways You Should be Using Your Smartphone for Business

Tips From T. Marie

Yet another reason to ditch the file cabinet and move your files to the cloud; file access on your smartphone. If you’ve ever had to turn down a purchase because you had no way of taking a credit/debit card payment you’ll be happy to know there’s an app for that now. Admit it, you don’t go anywhere without your smartphone. It’s ok, the rest of us don’t either. That reason alone is incentive enough to examine just how useful your smartphone is to your business.

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Eco Friendly Office Storage Options

Eco-Office Gals

For the paperwork and files that you normally would put in some cardboard boxes, there is a nice alternative to that option. You can purchase them at EcoGreenOffice.com. One smart concept that is considered eco-friendly is purchasing things that can have more than one use. When purchasing office storage furniture and units, another eco-friendly route to take is to make sure that they are made from eco-friendly materials.

2012 144

What Are The Advantages & Disadvantages Of Using Reseller Hosting?

Small Business CEO

Reseller hosting is when an individual or organization rents or purchases bandwidth and disk space from a web hosting service provider and then sells it to a third party. cPanel is a control panel that makes it possible to manage domains, publish websites, organize web files, create email accounts and more. What is Reseller Hosting?

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Core Administrative Skills Always Need Improving

Office Dynamics

If you still use hard file folders, purchase some pretty, fun folders. It is the 41-day file folder system. I have not found a more useful, efficient system for my hard copy notes, papers and files. Designed by Freepik. I am pretty sure that as you focus on your career this month because of Administrative Professionals Week, you are looking for some awesome earth-shattering, off-the-charts ideas.

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The Benefits of Renting Office Space

Productivity Bits

When people rent their office space rather than purchase, they are not forced to remain in one place. At the beginning, a business is not necessarily cash-rich; they have enough money to purchase the equipment they need and to begin operations, but they have not shown a profit yet. Without ownership of the building, business owners have a much easier time filing their taxes.

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Top 5 Green Accounting Solutions for Your Business

Eco-Office Gals

When it comes to being energy-efficient, one of the best things that you can do is purchase items that are marketed as being that way (you can double-check with Energy Star). Oh, and as it relates to your printer, purchase recyclable cartridges and refill them at a local drugstore like Walgreens when they run out of ink. Speaking of files, thanks to cloud storage websites such as Just Cloud, Zip Cloud and My PC Backup, gone are the days of (and reasons for) needing filing cabinets.

2012 122

Earth-Minded Storage and Packing Solutions: Five Sustainable Business Storage Strategies

Eco-Office Gals

Add a few jumbo-sized smelly permanent markers, and boxing up old office files and materials seems almost adventurous. If your business is planning a move in which a storage unit has to be used, or files or other materials have to be stored in a unit, be wary of the traditional method of box and tape and move and store. Develop a filing system for stored items.

2011 152

Paperless Post- Can E-Cards Work For Businesses?

Tips From T. Marie

Online technology is my thing, so I utilize electronic files, cloud storage, social media and email on a regular basis. You can purchase coin packages starting at $6 USD for 20 coins up to $325 USD for 5,000 coins. If you purchased a small package, that’s equivalent to.30 For this reason, if your plans were to send a large amount of cards at once, for example holiday cards, your best bet would be to purchase a larger package.

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6 Ways to Reduce Paper Waste and Save Money in Your Office

Eco-Office Gals

If possible, save copies on a computer’s hard drive, instead of printing and filing. If you’re concerned about safety simply back up all of your files to a second hard drive. Instead of purchasing post its, small notebooks and other paper products, why not use scrap paper to take notes, create sign-in sheets and so much more? Using paper again and again significantly reduces the amount of new paper being purchased.

2013 152

Spring Clean Your All-in-One eCommerce System

Office Organization Success

Like your desk becoming overrun with paper piles, or your PC becoming littered with folders and files, so too can you ecommerce system become disorganized and out-of-control. Autoresponders/Email Lists: as you go through your business throughout the year, you’ll probably create different lists of subscribers for different activities, e.g. product purchases, free teleclass registration, online program registration, internal lists, lists that are segmented etc.

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Snail Mail 101

Clutter Coach

This category includes bills, medical forms to file, an insurance or telephone plan to compare with what you have now, information about a product you intend to buy and a list of activities put on by a group you belong to. Be careful about filing too much. Most people’s file cabinets are neglected paper graveyards. Things you are keeping that you don’t need to: receipts that are not for tax purposes or under-warranty purchases.

2014 109

Calling All Assistants—Secret to Building a Strategic Partnership

Office Dynamics

Organization (This includes keeping schedules, files, projects, people, your executive’s work and your own desk, flowing smoothly!). Purchase Here. . For more than 15 years I have been teaching assistants how to build a strategic partnership with their executives. I especially spend a lot of time on this topic in my World Class Assistant™ designation course. A strategic partnership is quite different from just building a partnership with your executive or just working as a team.

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Mind Your Manners: 5 Essential Etiquette When Attending a Conference Call

Dumb Little Man

Preparing notes, important business folders, and files; opening different tabs ahead, and having a copy of the agenda will make it easier to follow the flow of the conversation. Simply purchase a refurbished device to manage various apps during a conference call, especially for video calls. Conference calls can be a fun and exciting way to catch up with friends and relatives from far away.

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WordPress 3.3 is here

Eco-Office Gals

File Type Detection – A single upload button. If your theme incurs any cost to upgrade it will be the responsibility of the client to purchase the upgraded theme and provide the files to Eco-Office Gals. It’s that time again – A Fresh roll out from WordPress has been released! Some of the features include: Easier Uploading. Drag-and-Drop Media Uploader. Dashboard Design. New Toolbar in the dashboard, combining the Admin Bar and admin header.

2011 138

Advantages to Creating Passive Income

Step It Up VA Coaching

You create a product – a special report, an audio file, or an e-book, for example, then set up a shopping cart on your website (if you don’t already have one), put online marketing in motion, and over time sales will start coming in, even while you sleep. Audio files might be versions of your reports or e-books that you sell for folks on the go to listen to in their spare time. by Donna Toothaker. Business a little slow? You might wish you had some passive income right about now.

2012 144

Wix, Squarespace, Muse & WordPress. Finding the Right Choice for Your Website.

Tips From T. Marie

Again, Wix hosts your domain name and has the ultimate control over the directories and files associated with your website. Muse is part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud and must be purchased or subscribed to. Since you can upload the files created with Muse to your own hosting for your domain name, you retain control of your website. You will however need to know how to upload files to your own host via FTP.

2015 117

Adopting Green Accounting Practices for Your Business

Eco-Office Gals

As it specifically relates to accounting though, it can reduce all of the filing that you would traditionally need to do by storing your info on a password-protected, encrypted digital drive that you and your staff can access from virtually anywhere. There is not one company on this earth who doesn’t need to implement some accounting practices, in many ways, on a daily basis.

2012 152

Pandora's Office May Have Been Worse than Her Box

The Office Professionals Place

File According to Sara Caputo, OfficeArrow’s Productivity Guru, 80% of what is filed is never looked at again. If possible, “Go Green,&# eliminate the paper clutter and file documents electronically. If you are reverting to electronic filing, be sure to have a backup just in case your computer crashes. Make time, at least weekly, to file papers away. Determine if something needs to be shredded, filed, or distributed to someone else.

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Make the Most of Your Business Downtime This Summer

Step It Up VA Coaching

Catch up on your filing. But don’t forget your PC – go through and eliminate unused files. Read those business books you purchased ages ago but haven’t had a chance to read. by Donna Toothaker. It is not uncommon for the summer season to be a slow period for many Virtual Assistants and business owners. This shouldn’t be a time to sit back and ride it out.

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