7 Strategies to Speak Up to Get Results

Office Dynamics

I’ve lost my mojo and fear speaking up when I should,” confessed Janet who recently stepped into a new position. That’s why I’m offering these seven strategies to help you speak up and speak your truth the next time you feel that your voice needs to be heard: Clarity is Key.

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How To Wake Up Early

Dumb Little Man

Then, for whatever reason, the alarm goes off before you’re ready to wake up. The post How To Wake Up Early appeared first on Dumb Little Man. So you have a morning interview tomorrow but it’s almost midnight and you’re still wide awake.

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When and Why You Should Have a Back-up Plan

Office Dynamics

How do you implement back-up plans in your work? The post When and Why You Should Have a Back-up Plan appeared first on Office Dynamics. Here’s hoping you’re ready for a great work week ahead…. And it will be great if you have every important “Plan B” in order. What’s a Plan B?

2016 88

Start-up funding: Private and public funding opportunities for your start-up business

The Small Business Blog

Leading public funding expert Barrie Dowsett, CEO of Myriad Associates outlines the most common sources of funding and tax breaks that are available to start-up businesses. Equity financing sources include: Venture capital funds, which are professional groups looking for start-ups to fund.

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4 Simple Productivity Hacks to Always Wake Up Productive

Dumb Little Man

The post 4 Simple Productivity Hacks to Always Wake Up Productive appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Your time is precious. In fact, it’s your most valuable asset. Yet, you probably don’t make the most of it.

2016 155

The Shut Up Strategy


A few weeks ago, I shared a post from Austin Kleon called Just shut up and write the book. The Shut Up Strategy that I’m talking about is keeping certain things quiet to yourself. So for me, The Shut Up Strategy involves the bigger things that you have a sliver of hesitation to share. Try to incorporate The Shut Up Strategy more often. The post The Shut Up Strategy appeared first on Productivityist.

How Rise Up When Disappointment Gets You Down

Dumb Little Man

The post How Rise Up When Disappointment Gets You Down appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Not getting what you expect can be a pleasant surprise – or a devastating disappointment. When things didn’t turn out the way I hoped while traveling with a friend, I was quick to blame it on her.

2015 138

3 Simple Sign-up Strategies to Grow Your Email List!

Office Organization Success

Having a sign-up box on your website detailing your ‘free taste’ in exchange for your visitor’s name and email address is one way that you can do this, but deciding WHERE to place your all-important sign-up box for maximum impact is also just as important.

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Bottom Up

The Small Business Blog

Keep up won’t you – most websites that promote ‘how to successfully start and run your own business’ are sponsored by big companies and government bodies and written by people that are in jobs and have never started their own business.

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Is job hopping the only way up the career ladder for assistants?

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve spent many years cleverly covering up the fact that I spent most of my career hopping from one job to another in an effort to climb the career ladder. The post Is job hopping the only way up the career ladder for assistants?

2016 88

The Ups and Downs of the 3D Printing Industry

Small Business Labs

But 3D printing is growing up and already having a big impact in certain markets. We think over the next 5-7 years the reality will catch up with the hype. The 3D printing industry is at an interesting point, with both good and bad news coming out on a regular basis.

2015 74

Do These 5 Things To Wake Up Energized (And Productive) Every Day

Dumb Little Man

Picture this: you open your eyes as you wake up to a sunrise. I used to think that waking up early naturally was for the lucky. The post Do These 5 Things To Wake Up Energized (And Productive) Every Day appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

2015 142

Introducing The “DEAL-WITH-IT DOZEN” To Lift You Up When You Are Down

Dumb Little Man

I’ve had ups and downs, super highs and some really low lows. Jennifer Lopez We’re all familiar with the phrase “Life has its ups and downs”, and we’ve experienced both. To many people, it seems there are more downs to life than ups. “I don’t regret what I’ve been through.

2015 155

Top 5 Tips for Following Up

The Small Business Blog

Here are… Read the full article here: Top 5 Tips for Following Up on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Top 5 Tips following up promoting your business

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Factoring for start-ups

The Small Business Blog

There are several types of business in the UK – but one thing every business has in common is a starting point. You need cash to start a business. There’s a lot to do and one essential job is finding the right source of business finance. You might have a leading commercial idea but without…

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7 Ways to Lighten Up the Office when Winter Strikes

Office Dynamics

Why give in to the grim when there are alternatives that will liven up the workplace? Chase away the gloom with these cheap and cheerful outdoor décor tips to brighten up that break room so your employees can somehow see the light of day.

2013 112

How to cope with break-ups: the 3 day-solution guide

Dumb Little Man

Break ups happen every day, everywhere. The 3 best-quote physicians for everything including break-ups are time, patience and nature. The post How to cope with break-ups: the 3 day-solution guide appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

2015 123

Top 10 Signs Coworking is Growing Up

Small Business Labs

The recent Global Coworking Unconference Conference left many with the same impression it did Shareable's Neil Gorenflo - that " coworking's all grow'd up "   GigaOm's Jessica Stillman echoes this view, writing in her article The conversion to coworking 2.0 continues : "Coworking, it seems, is growing up and moving out of its original geographic and industry-specific enclaves, penetrating the consciousness of more mainstream institutions."

2012 70

5 Reasons Why Pop-up Shops May Be The Future of Retail

Small Business CEO

Pop up shops stormed on to our high streets a few years ago. Even as the economy looks to improve, the pop up shops has not quite seen its day just yet. … Economy & Environment pop up shop retailing

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Is Stuff Driving You Crazy… Listen Up!

Complete Organizing Solutions

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Social Media Tactics for Pop-up Promotions

Small Business CEO

Pop-up promotions have become an increasingly popular marketing tool for small businesses and start-ups, some people even claim that they are better at launching and growing a new business than social media. … Marketing pop up marketing pop up promotions social media marketing

Autoresponders – Put Your Follow-up On Autopilot!

Office Organization Success

As a solopreneur being able to follow-up with your clients and potential clients is crucial in growing and sustaining your business, and keeping a steady flow of new clients coming on board. So what is a time-starved solopreneur to do in order to maintain follow-up with customers and clients?

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Why Giving Up Can Be the Best Time Management and Productivity Technique

Dumb Little Man

When this happens it may be surprising to hear that the best course of action, counter intuitive as it may sound, is to simply give up the task. Here are some reasons why giving up can be the best decision that you make for your time management and productivity.

2014 126

Multi-tasking is not what it’s all cracked up to be.

Office Dynamics

After all, multi-tasking is not what it’s all cracked up to be. Consider these examples: Statistics show nearly half of all Americans keep a computer at home primarily as a means to stay in touch or catch up with business while they are out of the office. Must We Multi-task?

2015 106

Is Your Manager Setting You Up to Fail?

On The Job

Why would companies set employees up to fail? Tags: job title Anita Bruzzese career advice set up to fail career columnist job desriptions overwork bad bosses 45things Anita Bruzzese Recently I ran into a friend of mine who told me he's quitting his job and going back to school to become a registered nurse. I was a bit surprised: Quit a job in this economy? Take on more student loan debt?

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Meal Delivery Heating Up

Small Business Labs

  The company reported $795 million in revenue for 2016, up from $341 million in revenue for 2015. It reports having $390 million in revenue in 2016, up 71% over 2015. Blue Apron , a meal kit delivery service company, has filed for an IPO. 

3 Financial Tools To Help You Get Your Start Up Off The Ground

Small Business CEO

Do you have an idea for a business? Reckon your product or service could fill a gap in the market? Always dreamed of being your own boss? If you’ve answered yes to these three questions, then congratulations – you clearly have an entrepreneurial spirit! Now comes the hard part.

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5 Olympic Training Secrets That Will Make It Impossible For Your Competitors To Keep Up With You

Dumb Little Man

Ideally, this is someone who has a proven track record of successfully taking people up the same mountain you want to climb. Getting up at the crack of dawn every day, training hard for years and years and years, and making numerous other life sacrifices is not easy.

2016 104

How To Set Up an Efficient Content Marketing System

Office Organization Success

But before we wrap up this article, let me share with you why you need to have a Content Marketing System in place: It builds your list. Content marketing is the *hot* new online marketing strategy! Actually, it’s not really new … using your content (i.e.

2016 40

Simple Ways To Wake Up Ready to Face Your Day

Dumb Little Man

Do you wake up and jump out of bed. Here’s how: Get Everything Ready the Night Before Perhaps you have great intentions for your morning: you want to get up early , eat a healthy breakfast , hit the gym on the way to work, and arrive in the office with all your papers for that important meeting. Great in theory; in practice, you might end up hunting for your gym kit, forgetting to take breakfast with you, and dashing off only to double back for those papers.

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How to Weigh Up Location Options for Your Startup

Small Business CEO

This is something that you definitely should not rush, as a decision made with little thought can end up impeding your success. So, you’ve decided to launch a startup.

2017 19

Results of the 2014 Solopreneur Survey: Quality of Life is Up, Expectations are Up, Facebook is Down

The Solopreneur Life

Twitter took up the slack; in 2014, 35.2% Media, bloggers, podcasters: to set up an interview or guest appearance with The Solopreneur Life publisher Larry Keltto regarding the survey results, please contact him via e-mail, Larry [at] TheSolopreneurLife [dot] com.

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How to Consistently Come Up With Better Ideas

On The Job

It’s not as if everyone has given up, but rather that approaches seem less inspired. Take Action Bernhard Schroeder, director at the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center at San Diego State University, often challenges his students to come up with better solutions to problems.

2017 28

Do you believe in ‘never give up’?

Men With Pens

It''s a shame that giving up is often seen as reproachable, even shameful. I can''t give up on my dream.". Do you believe in ‘never give up’? We''re infused with the message that stopping what you''ve started is a bad thing to do.

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How To Stand Up And Defend Your Path To Success

Dumb Little Man

If you have some little picture people around you, have those hard conversations and stand up for your own journey. Stand up for your success and enjoy the ride. The post How To Stand Up And Defend Your Path To Success appeared first on Dumb Little Man. You’ve made the decision to start a new venture. You’re excited, motivated and strongly fueled by your passion. You’re feeling positive about your future and this path you’ve laid out for your success.

2017 36

Wrapping Up And Ramping Up


Wrapping up and ramping up shouldn''t intersect nearly as much as they do in the early months of the year. Ideally, you''ll want to have much of the wrapping up done before you ramp up anything else. Wrapping up and ramping up are necessary to move forward effectively.

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Why We Screw Things up

Brilliantly Better

Tweet You’re not gonna believe me, but the only reason we screw things up is because we want to. Even more, we screw things up because we’re deeply convinced this is what we have to do. Even when everything is so obvious, when every piece of reality is telling us “just get me, I’m for real”, we’re still backing up, putting the veil of “unreal and treacherous” on it and start to… Exactly, start to strive! Early conditioning is screwing us up constantly.

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Should young people join start-ups?

The Small Business Blog

The obvious answer to this question is “yes, of course” but the reality of the matter is that getting young people (and particularly graduates) to come aboard an actual start-up can be a tough sell. Business Startup business startup graduates Start-Up Young people youth

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Difficult Sells: Hot Spruce Up Your ‘Uninteresting’ Product

Small Business CEO

As Morrissey didn’t say, some products are easier to sell than others. The latest Game of Thrones Big Book of Sex Scenes, that’s an easy sell. It’s a great title and, frankly, an SEO goldmine.

2016 37

Jump-Starts and Start-Ups

Daily Writing Tips

The name of the law also commits an error in its treatment of start-up. Yes, startup looks more likely to be pronounced “star tup” than “start up,” so the hyphen is helpful, but why, then, do we spell breakup (“brea kup”?) without hyphens, yet shake-up is hyphenated?

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