You’re Not a Bank: Don’t Let Your Accounts Receivable Slide

The Solopreneur Life

S everal years ago I was providing marketing-communications services on contract to a very large B2B publishing company. Postal Service. Lessons Learned. This is what I learned from the experience: 1. I had worked for the company for roughly 8 years, and they had paid my invoices like clockwork, at 20 days. Life was great! But then the company hit hard times. Advertising revenue plummeted for their print publications, and online revenue didn’t replace it.

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

Laughing all the Way to Work

I wonder what kind of service the client would have thought he was offering! Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! I gave at the office Calendar "ah ha" Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog What ever happened to the "us" in Service?

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Free ACT! (CRM) Video Tutorials

Professional Assistant Blog

Believe it or not, this was quite an easy system to learn. Just click on any of the links below to take a look at the particular task you would like to learn about. Home About Me Advertise Free ACT! CRM) Video Tutorials By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Filed Under: Productivity A re you using ACT! as your client relationship manager (CRM)?

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Cultural Differences in Jobs Around The World

Professional Assistant Blog

What do they learn the hard way? What do people struggle with, or what have they had to learn the hard way? My biggest was learning a new language again, since Ive lived in Switzerland as well. Home About Me Advertise Cultural Differences in Jobs Around The World By The Professional Assistant on Friday, January 25, 2008 Filed Under: Job Seeking , Productivity C ultures and laws in different countries can vary quite largely.

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We don't know what we don't know

Laughing all the Way to Work

I have been on some interactive sites where assistants ask questions and get answers and I learn from them as I have some of the same questions. Lunch n learns are also a good way to learn from each other. Try sharing your ideas and learning from the experiences of others.

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Get A Job With A Thank You Letter

Professional Assistant Blog

Heres a sample Thank You letter that you can use to get that dream job you have been waiting for: Your Name Your Address Your City, Province, Postal Code Your Phone Number Your Email Date Name Title Organization Address City, Province, Postal Code Dear Mr./Ms. After speaking with you and the group, I believe that I would be a perfect candidate for this position, offering the quick learning and adaptability that is needed for a diversified position.

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Has The Bubble Burst?

Professional Assistant Blog

Our lives are increasingly hectic and we are bombarded by so much stuff on a daily basis that learning to be productive, so as to handle the stresses of modern life, is a wise move. Home About Me Advertise Has The Bubble Burst? By The Professional Assistant on Monday, March 10, 2008 Filed Under: Organize , Prioritize , Productivity E ditor’s note: This is a guest post by James of Organize IT.

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Got A Large Print Job From Your Boss? Not Sure What To Do?

Professional Assistant Blog

Ive been in these types of situations quite often, but have learned over time that many photocopiers these days have functions so advanced that it can clean your floors, do your dishes and tuck your kids in at night. Home About Me Advertise Got A Large Print Job From Your Boss? Not Sure What To Do?

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Blogging Tips for Company Blogs

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Blogging Tips for Company Blogs By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 Filed Under: Client Service , Productivity D o you blog for your company? Try to throw in your own spin on information that you learn and post about. Do you feel like you want to voice your opinion about other topics? If you read my recent article on blogging at work, read on. Here are 9 great tips on making you a better blogger: Credentials are a must.

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Can't Find a Job?

Professional Assistant Blog

Check them out and see what else you can learn! Home About Me Advertise Cant Find a Job? By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 Filed Under: Job Seeking , Networking , Organize , Productivity A re you in the process of looking for a job? Do you need some helpful tips on how to get that dream job that you always wanted? I actually had a short period in my career when I was unemployed.

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Want To Impress Your Boss?

Professional Assistant Blog

By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, November 20, 2007 Filed Under: Client Service , Organize , Prioritize , Productivity D id you just get that dream job that you always wanted? Here are 5 ways to score brownie points with your boss and get that promotion or raise (or both) a little faster: The one thing that I’ve learned over the course of my career is to try getting to know your boss. Home About Me Advertise Want To Impress Your Boss?

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11 Tips To Improve Your Performance

Professional Assistant Blog

Learn from them and build on your weaknesses to make them into strengths. Home About Me Advertise 11 Tips To Improve Your Performance By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, November 08, 2007 Filed Under: Office Gossip , Productivity A re you asking yourself, “How can I improve my workplace?&# Do you feel that there are too many negative people or things going about your office?

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Tips on Handling Deadlines

Professional Assistant Blog

People have to learn that they are not the only ones that need things to get done quickly. Home About Me Advertise Tips on Handling Deadlines By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 Filed Under: Organize , Prioritize , Productivity D o you hate deadlines? Do you feel jittery each time you receive a task that needs to be completed yesterday? There are times when people come up to me and expect things to be done right away.

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

Laughing all the Way to Work

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What It's Like to be a Male Admin

Professional Assistant Blog

Ive been working as an assistant for quite a number of years, but theres always something new to learn. I always viewed it as a chance to learn first hand from experienced professionals in the business world.

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A twelve step program to survive as an Admin

Laughing all the Way to Work

I know the newness of it all will be gone soon and it will just be a normal thing that he is a little walker, but for now it is cute to see him learn this new skill. Admit your mistakes and try to learn from them.

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Admin Buddies

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Dealing in real time.

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Whose meeting is it anyway?

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When your boss arranges meetings behind your back.

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When taking initiative isn't the best thing.

Laughing all the Way to Work

If you are a new hire, take the time to learn and ask questions. The first months on the job are a learning and growing experience. Take advantage of this time to learn as much as you can and ask, ask, ask.

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Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog

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Go with your gut feeling!

Laughing all the Way to Work

Lesson learned and will now put me on high gut alert. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style!

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Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles

Laughing all the Way to Work

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When your voicemail goes awry.

Laughing all the Way to Work

They said it works with most phone services. But, as I learned the hard way it doesn't work on all systems. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! I gave at the office Calendar "ah ha" Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog What ever happened to the "us" in Service?

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

Laughing all the Way to Work

Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Its and Its Learned vs. Learnt Lets versus lets Listing job responsibilities May,Should, Must may/might and can/could Me or Myself?

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Do you like what you do?

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A funny thing happened on the way to the office.

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Colour Coding Works.

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Happy Administrative Professionals' Day!

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I always have the perfect answer. the next day!

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Spring cleaning on the blog

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Different spellings: British, Canadian and American

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Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time

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Training On-line

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Happy New Year! Now don't forget to put the correct year on your.

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We have a winner!

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Contest!

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

Laughing all the Way to Work

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2010 141

Repeating Headers and Footers while in Sections

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October 15th, Blog Action Day: Poverty

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Where's the remote thingy for the PowerPoint?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! I gave at the office Calendar "ah ha" Introducing The Administrative Bloopers Blog What ever happened to the "us" in Service? Its and Its Learned vs. Learnt Lets versus lets Listing job responsibilities May,Should, Must may/might and can/could Me or Myself?

Kings and Queens of the Office

Laughing all the Way to Work

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