Is Staples Making it Easy?

Make or Break Moments

I have been buying my office supplies and equipment at Staples since I opened my business in 2005. Perceptions easy button make it easy rewards programs StaplesI love flashing my rewards card and knowing that soon I will receive a check in the mail. In this age when most of the mail is junk or bills, it is nice to know that occasionally you’ll [.].

5 Tasty Alternatives to your Calorie-Dense Staples

Dumb Little Man

The post 5 Tasty Alternatives to your Calorie-Dense Staples appeared first on Dumb Little Man We often need to hunt down excess calories in order to keep that bulging waistline in check. Some people might resort to timely workouts, but nutrition is what works in the long run. However, stricter regimes like detox fluid and juice cleanses aren’t great alternatives since the user needs to be habitual and skipping a day might require them to start from scratch.

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Enclosures: Should I use a Paperclip or Staple it?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Someone recently queried whether they should use a staple or paperclip on correspondence when they are enclosing documents. Business correspondence with more than one page should be stapled. The enclosures should be paperclipped or clamped to the correspondence, not stapled to it. The only time I will staple it is when the attachments are cheques (1). Tags: checks stapling vs. paperclip professional assistant Administrative Assistant cheques

IAAP EFAM Event: My "Admin Work Bibles" Become a Necessary Staple for Progressive Administrative and Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

I just got back last night from Minneapolis and the IAAP EFAM. Sunday, I flew in from Vegas for a quick but fabulous visit at IAAP's event. I was there to be a part of the OfficeArrow.com exhibit and to sign my two "work bibles" for the administrative profession: Become an Inner Circle Assistant and Underneath It All. I was happily amazed at the number of attendees who already knew of me through the Office Dynamics web site, Monday Motivators ezine , and already owned copies of my books.

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IAAP EFAM Event: My "Admin Work Bibles" Become a Necessary Staple for Progressive Administrative and Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

I just got back last night from Minneapolis and the IAAP EFAM. Sunday, I flew in from Vegas for a quick but fabulous visit at IAAP's event. I was there to be a part of the OfficeArrow.com exhibit and to sign my two "work bibles" for the administrative profession: Become an Inner Circle Assistant and Underneath It All. I was happily amazed at the number of attendees who already knew of me through the Office Dynamics web site, Monday Motivators ezine , and already owned copies of my books.

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Meet Dave. And Dave. Good Morning Dave! Yo Dave!

The Solopreneur Life

H as there ever been a commercial that captures the solopreneur life better than this one from Staples? Are there other ads that speak to solopreneurs? Let us know in the comments. No related posts

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Looking for Great Deals For Your Office?

Professional Assistant Blog

Do you feel that you could find better buys, not just by going to the different stores such as Staples or Grand & Toy , but online as well? Home About Me Advertise Looking for Great Deals For Your Office? 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?

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Filing Is Easier When It's Cute!

Clutter Coach

Even pretty, patterned file folders from Staples aren't enough to inspire me. by My little secret: I hate filing. But kittens , well, now you're talking! I rely upon Cute Overload to make Mondays, and filing, fun. Originally posted 2008-09-15 15:36:09. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The post Filing Is Easier When It's Cute! appeared first on Clutter Coach. Humor Paper filing kittens

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Open Loops 01/02/2015

Simple Productivity Blog

This week I highlight articles on frosting cakes without a stand; getting perspective while problem solving; excuses; and unusual pantry staples. On Fridays I pull the best of my blog readings to share with readers. Topics can come from anywhere, and cover anything. The post Open Loops 01/02/2015 appeared first on Simple Productivity Blog. More great content can be found on the site at Simple Productivity Blog.,

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A Parent’s Guide to Healthy Eating During the Holidays

Dumb Little Man

For instance, if you’re hosting a family gathering, you can pair kids up with partners to share holiday staples that are high in sugar, calories, and fat. Some holiday food staples are a must but substitute food items and ingredients that are lower in calories, fat, and sugar as much as possible. Adults aren’t the only ones who have to worry about growing festively plump during the holidays.

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Hosting Your Own Teleclass? 6 Dos and Don’ts for a Successful Outcome

Office Organization Success

Don’t staple your notes together but do number your pages. I realize this may sound like a contradiction – if your notes are not stapled together you could easily lose your page (which is why I tell you to number them). However it’s so much easier to turn pages that are not bound than it is to fiddle around turning pages that are stapled. Hosting teleclasses is one of my absolute favorite list building strategies. .

2016 155

Top 5 eco-friendly office supplies

Eco-Office Gals

2) Staple-less staplers. This handy product can cut out the need for staples altogether, as they work by weaving a tiny section of the paper together. Being eco-friendly is at the top of the list for a lot of entrepreneurs at the moment, as lowering their carbon footprint can help them to save money in the long run. Being green can boost brand image as well, especially as a lot of people are choosing to only work with eco companies these days.

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Survey Finds 1 in 8 Office Workers Moonlight as Freelancers

Small Business Labs

The Fiscal Times article This Is Why Freelancing Is the Hot Work Trend  covers a Staples survey showing that 12 percent of office workers do freelance work on the side in addition to their regular job.   These findings were part of a broader workplace study conducted by Staples.

What is the Perfect Audio Device for Your Lifestyle?

Small Business CEO

Music has become an immovable staple in 21st century society. The days of music being restricted to our homes are long gone, and many people, if not everybody, have a pair of headphones so they can listen to their music on the go. With such a high demand for music and audio equipment, it is no surprise the market is saturated with an overabundance of audio devices and equipment.

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Three DIY Organizing Solutions

Clutter Coach

Just punch holes in it, slit them to the edge, staple the card unobtrusively under your desk and pop the cords in. by For today's post, I decided to wander around the Instructables website and see what clever ideas people had for simple household organizing problems. This site always has inspired creations and hacks to improve your daily life. Here are three fun ones I found: Plastic Bag Dispenser This amusing Instructable tells how to make a dispenser out of a sweatshirt sleeve.

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3 “Needs” of Time Management

Ian's Messy Desk

Do the meeting minutes need to be prepared, printed, collated, staples and distributed to committee members? The post 3 “Needs” of Time Management appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Before you can start managing your time, you have to analyse how it’s being used. Keep a log of your daily activities for 2–3 weeks. Once you have a fair representation of your regular time usage, ask yourself the following three questions for each of the items in your log.

2013 176

Working in Isolation — 5 Quick Wins For Boosting Your Productivity 

Dumb Little Man

A 2011 study from Staples found that employees who worked offsite recorded 25% less stress. Nothing is more important than feeling comfortable in your workspace in order to excel at what you do best. Working alone to detach yourself from noise levels and distractions can be good for your output, as proven by many a study.

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Knee-Deep in Launch Mode

Office Organization Success

Any excuse for me to head off to Staples! I am loving watching the Olypmics … and it’s great to finally see Team GB win a few gold medals! It’s less than three weeks now until the boys head back to school. The summer seems to have flown by so quickly. I promised them that next week we’ll go school supplies shopping. This week I’ve been knee-deep in a major launch for one of my clients.

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Don't Put Off Shredding

Clutter Coach

Get a quality shredder (one that won’t jam or freak out over staples). by Here's chapter three of my new book. Every Wednesday there's a new chapter. You can read them here, or buy the ebook here. Simple Way #3. Shred. Almost every day you get mail. that’s got sensitive information in it that should be shredded. Don’t. stack it up somewhere to shred later! Shred. it right away. Otherwise, you end up with a shopping bag full.

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3 Needs of Time Management

Ian's Messy Desk

Do the meeting minutes need to be prepared, printed, collated, staples and distributed to committee members? Before you can start managing your time, you have to analyse how it’s being used. Keep a log of your daily activities for 2–3 weeks. Once you have a fair representation of your regular time usage, ask yourself the following three questions for each of the items in your log. Does it need to be done ?

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Open Loops 4/3/2012: Articles I Think Worth Passing Along

Simple Productivity Blog

As Lifehacker suggests, use a staple remover! From “Use a Staple Remover to Easily Add Keys to Your Keyring” I’ve done the metal shower rings on a metal shower rod thing too. Tuesdays are open loop days at SimpleProductivity blog. Anti-procrastination tips abound.

2012 135

9 Wardrobe Essentials You Must Own

Dumb Little Man

A staple LBD—there’s no explanation needed for why you need one in your closet. While the in-season sneakers and fashion styles tempt you to give in to the latest fashion craze, chances are, you’ll find these used-to-be trendy pieces at the back of your closet. Trends come and go, but wardrobe essentials that never go out of style last a lifetime. Look away from fleeting fashion styles and trends. Instead, fill up your closet with classic pieces that will never go out of style.

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Client Gifting: 5 Ideas to Show Your Appreciation This Holiday Season

Tips From T. Marie

If you don't know your client that well, Amazon or Staples are great options. It's December, the time of year when our thoughts are drawn to holiday festivities and the purchase of gifts. As a small business owner, it's also the time when you need to think about what you are going to do about client gifting. Of course, before we dive into gifting ideas you'll need to make the decision whether or not you're going to give your clients gifts.

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Staples.com National Admin Day Survey Finds Businesses Can Manage Without the Boss, but Not the Admin

Laughing all the Way to Work

I received an email referencing a survey conducted by Staples. The fun survey, conducted via Staples media channels, found admins to be more crucial to businesses than the boss, with nearly two-thirds reporting the office would more likely fall apart without the admin (65.2 Please find below a copy/paste from a portion of that email. The link to the full article with the survey results can be found here.

2012 109

DeClutter Your Desk And Your Mind

Productivity Bits

If it’s actually been a week since you needed to staple something, why is that stapler still next to your phone? The argument over whether a clear desk or a messy one is a truer sign of productivity has gone on for decades and it’s unlikely to ever be resolved objectively. Why not give the “clear desk = clear mind” side of the debate a try in your own workspace?

2016 155

5 Ways You Haven’t Considered to Save or Make Money

Dumb Little Man

You might also consider exploring your local Asian and Mexican markets as they offer pretty good deals on buying staples, rice, spices, meat or produce in bulk. Everyone needs money to survive, to grow, and to have fun. And Google turns up with more than 9 billion pages if you search for “I need money”! In the burgeoning gig economy, we have hundreds of opportunities to earn quick money by running errands, walking dogs, selling artwork, and doing freelance work.

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Trends and Budweiser's Puppy Love Commercial

Small Business Labs

  While puppies have long been an advertising staple, this ad truly humanizes both the puppy and the Clydsdale in the way they make friends and interact. It's pretty likely you've seen Puppy Love , Budweiser's Superbowl commercial.   I'm writing this article on the Friday before the Superbowl and it's already been viewed online 25 million times.  For those who haven't seen it, it shows a labrador puppy making friends with a Clydsdale on a ranch. 

2014 156

10 Work Productivity Tips and Tricks You Should Adopt at Work Today

Dumb Little Man

Luckily when technology is stapled to our hands, there are various apps available to help improve our productivity. There are only two ways to increase the output of your work. It’s either you put in an extra number of hours or find smart work productivity tips to working hard. Productivity and Motivation. You are more productive when you feel motivated. Researchers Katherine L. Milkman, Julia A. Minson, and Kevin G. Volpp conducted a study.

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Using Kickstarter to Fund a Space Elevator

Small Business Labs

Long the staple of science fiction - a space elevator plays a role in the most recent Star Trek picture -the science behind the space elevator is real. Kickstarter has a project that is looking for funding to help with space elevator research. For those who aren't Star Trek fans, a space elevator is a device for lifting things into space.

2012 140

Threadneedles Hotel, London

Practically Perfect PA

For room service I ordered fish and chips (a British staple) and a large glass of wine. A few years I organised afternoon tea at T hreadneedles Hotel for my department’s Christmas party. It was just a small, fairly conservative group so afternoon tea in a beautiful setting was the perfect choice. We sat in the lobby area of the hotel, which might not sound very ground but you haven’t seen the Threadneedles Hotel lobby! It is stunning.

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An Easy Guide to Food And Wine Pairing

Dumb Little Man

Although Merlot’s popularity has gone down in recent years, it’s a staple in the wine industry. There are no hard and fast rules in pairing food and wine. Nevertheless, it’s easy to get confused about how to create the perfect pairing of food elements with certain wine flavor notes.

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Help Desk

Practically Perfect PA

Stapler and staples – Always always get the best stapler your company can afford and use the same brand staples as the stapler. I know this sounds silly but how frustrating is it when you can’t staple a few bits of paper together… trust me it will save you so much time having a decent stapler! A few days ago I was getting ready to go home after a long day in the office when it dawned on me that I had been at my desk all day.

2012 135

Hosting Your Own Teleclass? 6 Dos and Don’ts for a Successful Outcome

Office Organization Success

Don’t staple your notes together but do number your pages. I realize this may sound like a contradiction – if your notes are not stapled together you could easily lose your page (which is why I tell you to number them). However it’s so much easier to turn pages that are not bound than it is to fiddle around turning pages that are stapled. Hosting teleclasses is one of my absolute favorite list building strategies.

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Podcast 127: Tidy vs. organized

Clutter Coach

The box of staples was in with the checks and greeting cards, not near the stapler, because there wasn’t room in that drawer. by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! This is podcast 127 and it’s about tidy vs. organized. A lot of the time, they go together. If your possessions have homes and make sense and they get put back in those homes when not in use, tidiness will usually result.

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7 Tips to Clean Up Your Digital Files

Jen Lawrence

A good rule of thumb is if you would put the physical information together with a paperclip or staple, then they belong in a folder together. Digital records management isn’t something we spend time thinking about until we need to find a file. We spend far too much time searching, wondering where we would have thought to save the file when we were working in it.

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3 Easy Tips for Keeping Your Client Information Organized

Office Organization Success

Once you’ve printed out the Client Contact sheet, staple it to the inside left cover of your client folder. For many solopreneurs a large part of their business is working one-on-one with clients, and that means having a way of keeping all of their client information organized and easy to access.

2014 208

13 Ways You Should be Using Your Smartphone for Business

Tips From T. Marie

Amazon , Staples and Sam’s Club apps. 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. With more of us enjoying job flexibility today, and with the probability of up to 58% of workers expected to be independent contractors by 2027 , if you’re not using your smartphone for more than texting, calls and email you should be.

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Ten tips on preparing board papers

Practically Perfect PA

Constantly chasing people for supporting papers, printing thousands and thousand of pieces of paper only to be told that the documents have been amended, stapling through massive reports – god I hated it. Working for a Company Secretary in one role and looking after 12 Committees in another means I have spent more time than I care to admit putting board papers together. They have been the absolute bane of my life and I must admit I hated that part of my role.

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7 great organizing gifts for Christmas!

Clutter Coach

This one handles credit cards and staples too. Here’s my gift round up for the year. All items are available through my Amazon store. Click on the photo of each to learn more and purchase. I love drawer organizers! They are particularly helpful in the bathroom to keep small items contained and separated. If a tube comes open, you’ll only have to clean the icky stuff out of one organizer. No need to empty the whole drawer and wash it out. 16.78.

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Top 5 Things You Can Do to Make Your Partner Happy

Dumb Little Man

Whether you’ve been together for months or years, there are five staples of a relationship that are sure to make your soulmate happy. Nothing is better than finding the person you’re meant to be with for the rest of your life. Once you find your soulmate, you make it your life’s mission to make them the happiest they can be. The more you get to know your partner, the easier it will be to find out what makes them happy.

2019 116

Go Green at the Restaurant

Eco-Office Gals

Regardless, you don’t have to sacrifice your staple entrees in order to go green. As a local restaurant owner, you’ve got a lot on your plate (pun intended). From open until close, you have to play chef, matradee, custodian and customer psychologist all at the same time. It’s a taxing job, but rewarding nonetheless. Of course, with all the hustle and bustle that comes with restaurant ownership, it’s easy to glance over your establishment’s environmental footprint.

The Best 11 Marketing Automation Software to Boost Startup Branding

Dumb Little Man

Marketing automation has fast become a staple of most bootstrapped startups. Once you get your company off the ground, there’s so much responsibility to take on, so it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and torn apart. Marketing, sales, financing, customer support, and other tasks are nearly impossible to handle without assistance. In such cases, most startups have minimal resources to hire a large team of specialists for every task above.

2020 162

Cooking is more than just cooking

Professional Assistant Blog

Choose one style of cuisine to be your staple, and stick to it. But now, autumn is coming, and I can’t wait to cook with some of the season’s staples: squash, apples, broccoli, brussels, cauliflower, pears, potatoes, pumpkins, etc. There are a variety of reasons I love it, and several shortcuts I’ve picked up with time. One of the most interesting things I’ve learned—cooking is a lot like writing. There’s the KISS principle: “Keep it simple, stupid.”

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