Five Ways to Respond to Social Media Challenges and Criticism

Andrea Kalli

Meta’s 13% Job Cut Comes From Excessive Spending, Not Growth


Meta has conducted its largest round of layoffs since being founded in 2004. . CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that over 11,000 people (around 13%) of employees would be laid off across various departments, with recruiting and business teams feeling the largest impact. .

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Quiet Quitting = Suffering in Silence. Silence isn’t good. Period. By Bonnie Low-Kramen

Bonnie Low-Krayman

Back in 2004, quiet quitting was called “ presenteeism.” Silence hurts people and the companies they populate. Therefore, quiet quitting is not a good thing and never has been. When I started reading about this new term “quiet quitting,” my first thought was that this was nothing new.

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A True Partnership: Olympia Dukakis and Bonnie Low-Kramen

Bonnie Low-Krayman

In 2004, I gave Olympia the final draft of my book “Be the Ultimate Assistant” to review and offered her free rein to take out anything she did not like. Olympia Dukakis & Personal Asst. Bonnie Low-Kramen on the set of “Over the Hill” in Australia, 1991.

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Why I think you need to get offline to find new clients

The Small Business Blog

Granted, Linkedin was launched in 2003 and then Facebook in 2004, but I hadn’t heard of them. When I started freelancing ten years ago, I had to do my marketing the old fashioned way. I was too busy trudging my local neighbourhood with freshly designed flyers, pinning them in every library and appropriately placed shop… Read the full article here: Why I think you need to get offline to find new clients on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

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How to Enhance Your Squarespace Site

Small Business CEO

Ever since it was released back in January 2004, Squarespace has helped thousands of people and their websites thrive. This platform can also help you get your feet off the ground, but if this is your first time, you may not know how to design your website.

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Resilience Stories: After Her Father Was Deported, She Bought and Expanded His New Jersey Restaurant


Morales was released after 17 days, given a second chance through the DACA policy ( Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ) as well as a green card petition filed by her mother, who gained legal status in 2004 after marrying a U.S.

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Protect Yourself with an Online-Appropriate Resume!

All Things Admin

Corporate Law Paralegal 2: February 2004 – April 2006 . Corporate Law Paralegal 1: March 1998 – February 2004. For all the good the internet does us, it’s no secret that there are more than a few less-than-savory people lurking in its depths.

The Heart of the Matter: My Tribute to Olympia Dukakis

Bonnie Low-Krayman

In 2004, I gave her the final draft of my book, “Be the Ultimate Assistant.” By Bonnie Low-Kramen . Bons, hand me a pen, will ya?” She scribbled some words on a hotel napkin – “The heart of the matter.”

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More Americans Facing a Rent Burden

Small Business Labs

million more than in 2004.  Nearly 43 million U.S. households rented their homes in 2016, which is about 9.3   And according to the Pew Research study  American Families Face a Growing Rent Burden , 38% of these households are "rent burdened" Pew defines rent burdened as any renter household that spends more than 30% of their income on rent. Being rent burdened means having less money for other expenses or savings.

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The Secret to Happiness… Is Just Love


It’s the most thorough study of human lives that’s ever been done,” said George Vaillant, director of the study from 1972 to 2004. “‘What is Real?’ asked the rabbit.”. Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s It’s a thing that happens to you.’”.

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The Booming Field of Public Relations

Small Business Labs

As the Pew chart below shows, over the 10 year period from 2004 to 2013 the number of reporters fell by 17%. Interesting data from Pew Research's The Growing Pay Gap Between Journalism and Public Relations shows that the PR field is booming even while the total number of reporters in declining.  Over the same time period, the number of PR professionals increased by 22%.

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Moxie Tip 162: Slow Waaaaaay Down

Virtual Moxie

That is, in all respects, the business version of the quickie Vegas wedding (a la Britney Spears—who needed an annulment just a bit more than two days after her wedding in 2004!). Slow waaaaaaaaay down in your interview process. Because one of the worst things you can have happen in your practice is to leap into a new relationship with a client, only to realize in fairly short order that you made a huge mistake and need to get out of the relationship.

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Economic Uncertainty and the Trend of Decline

Small Business Labs

In 2004 just 31% of Americans reported they accepted gay marriage. The New Strategist Press has an interesting list of the Top 10 Emerging Trends of the 2000s.    But even more interesting is their summary of the 10 trends:  "Most are stories of decline–which is a trend of significance in itself." " In fact, 7 of their 10 trends are about decline. These are: The Income Decline. The Wealth Decline. The Home Ownership Decline. The Marriage Decline.

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How to Name Your Business


We rolled it out to the public in 2004. What’s in a name? When it comes to your business, the answer is… a whole heck of a lot, according to experts.

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Beyond Gold: What Happens After You Achieve Your Biggest Goal?


Gymnast Carly Patterson was just 16 when her dazzling performance at the 2004 Athens Olympics made her the second American woman ever to win the all-around competition.

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What Is Blue Ocean Strategy?


Kim and Mauborgne published their ideas in their 2004 book, Blue Ocean Strategy. Blue Ocean Strategy is a marketing approach developed by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne, professors at INSEAD, a private university with locations around the world.

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Too Busy for Relationships? 5 Ways to Make Time for Connection


The number of people who say they have no one with whom to discuss important matters has more than doubled between 1985 and 2004, according to a 2006 study by researchers at Duke University and the University of Arizona.

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How to Breathe New Life into Old Blog Posts

Tips From T. Marie

started blogging in 2004. It’s not 2004 anymore. Back then if there was a picture included with your post you were ahead of the curve. While the actual content of your posts is still the most important thing, it’s not the only thing. Visuals are becoming more and more important when it comes to blogging. In fact, I’ve seen an increase in the use of a visual aid that some people were declaring would be killed off by video. What visual aid is that? The slideshow.

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Rent vs. Buy: What’s the Right Decision for You?


People wanted to buy homes in 2004 to 2008 because of their unrealistic expectations about price appreciation,” says Palim. Whether you are a homeowner or renter, chances are you’d like to become a homeowner someday. Surveys show that most Americans want to own a home.

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How to Implement a Zero Waste Business Strategy

Eco-Office Gals

manufacturing plants haven’t sent any waste to landfills since May 2004 — a mission that began with a good-faith accounting of the company’s waste stream.

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The New Multinationals: Small, Micro and Solo Businesses Driving the Next Wave of Globalization

Small Business Labs

goods exports in in 2004 to 34% percent in 2014. Globalization and international trade was once driven almost exclusively by large multinational corporations. No longer. Propelled by global online markets and platforms and a growing global middle class, small businesses and even freelancers and individuals are exporting goods and services in growing numbers. In fact, according to the U.S. SBA  small business goods exports have grown from 29% of total U.S.

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The Rise of Solopreneur Manufacturing Companies

Small Business Labs

" As the chart below shows (click to enlarge), there were about 350,000 manufacturing firms with no employees other than the owner in 2014, up almost 17% from 2004. The Wall Street Journal's Big Growth in Tiny Businesses nicely covers a trend we'e been following for years - the growth of solopreneur, non-employer manufacturing businesses.

2017 156 Strikes a Luxury Brands Deal with Farfetch

Small Business CEO

For a long time, China has been associated with counterfeit products, but this has changed since this company joined the e-commerce platform in 2004. is the largest retailer in China that has transformed e-commerce business in the country. Under the leadership of Richard Liu, the founder and company CEO of this company, consumers in China and other parts of the world now enjoy superior products that epitomize high quality and which delivered with great care to the customer.

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Has the U.S. Reached Peak Car?

Small Business Labs

shows that since 2004 Americans have owned fewer cars and light trucks, driven each of those vehicles less and consumed less fuel each year. An interesting series of studies out of the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute found that Americans are driving less and using less fuel than in the past.   The most recent study, Has Motorization in the U.S. Peaked?

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Maintaining Friendships Is Hard—Here’s Why It’s Crucial for Your Well-Being


between 1985 and 2004. Friends represent the least clear-cut relationships in our lives; they don’t wear our wedding bands or share our DNA. But much clinical evidence shows the strength of these relationships can increase positive emotions and improve our health and well-being.

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Women, Seniors Leading Self-Employment Growth in UK & Canada

Small Business Labs

million who were self-employed in 2004 leaving by 2009." The UK's Office of National Statistics (ONS) released a report showing that self-employment in the UK is the highest its been since they started tracking it 40 years ago.   Their data shows the UK has 4.6 million people working for themselves, with 15% of workforce self-employed. This is up from 13% in 2008, and 8.7% in 1975.

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Success is in the Little Details

On The Job

LEGO executives – who had been told countless times by experts that they were in trouble because future generations would lose interest in the building blocks – decided to pay an 11-year-old boy a visit in 2004. What do dirty, worn sneakers have to do with turning around a business? If you’re LEGOs, it means everything.

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Interview with Kate Smith of Juno VA

Karen Vivarelli

I worked for a tech start up back in 2004 after university and had the pleasure of working with a wonderful lady who provided freelance office services (set ups, systems & admin) to the new start up companies within the incubator. How Kate went from corporate PA to VA life.

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Yelp Ratings and Review: You Are in Control

Small Business CEO

Since Yelp was founded in 2004 it has grown to see over 95 million reviews in just 11 years, that’s over 8 million reviews a year and over 23,000 reviews a day—quite a bit of activity!… Consider these facts: 98% of Yelpers have made a purchase from a business they found on Yelp, 89% of consumers make a purchase within a week of visiting reviews sites and 29% will visit a business within a day. photo credit: Yelp Inc. Flickr.

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How to take better notes with Speed Writing

Business Management Daily

For example, BakerWrite is a speed writing system that was created by Heather Baker in 2004. Taking notes by hand is a great way to keep track of information. Writing things down can help you remember them better.

Who Needs Luck? Quick Hint.

The Marq

I've been incredibly lucky in my career and I wish the same for everyone. Having thought much about my personal life and career ove the last two years, I realized I've had some great successes and misses too.

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Green Energy: Simple Ways to Save Money and Protect the Environment

Eco-Office Gals

Blogging in many niches since 2004. Believe it or not, building an eco-friendly house from renewable materials isn’t the only way to go green. That’s right, even the smallest changes like arranging boiler maintenance or fixing leaking taps can save you money and protect the environment, so there’s no need to shop for wind turbines or solar panels just yet. Use energy-saving light bulbs. If you didn’t already know, most incandescent light bulbs have now been banned.

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What's the status of one-way communication?

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs What’s the status of one-way communication? Friday, January 15, 2010 at 11:09 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Business Strategies/Perspectives With social media in its apparent heyday, what happens to your print or enewsletter campaign? Or, for that matter, your blog and website? Are those still viable markeing and branding tools?

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15 Fun Facts About Stacy Leitner

A Great Day's Work

What’s so unusual about my job is that I was hired in 2004 as employee No. We are meeting up today with our very own Stacy Leitner, Blogger for A Great Day’s Work. She’s ready to give you a sneak peek into her world. Why did you start the blog, A Great Day’s Work ?

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Put a smile on that face

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Put a smile on that face Monday, December 15, 2008 at 9:42 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Family Life Feeling too busy? Not busy enough? Maybe all you need is a little gingerbread house. Comments: 0 Leave a Reply Site Pages Commenting Policy About ktcosmos Got Loose Change? Get Loosely Speaking Products.

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Your blog's role in your professional visibility

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Your blog’s role in your professional visibility Monday, October 12, 2009 at 11:11 am // By: ktcosmos // Category: Blogging Ever wonder where blogging is headed now that social media web sites have become mainstream tools? If you’ve decided that blogs are so 2008, think again.

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Whoops! What now?

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Whoops! What now? Friday, October 9, 2009 at 5:08 pm // By: ktcosmos // Category: Business Strategies/Perspectives , Life of the Virtual Assistant There are many scenarios that can derail your well-oiled SOHO operation. These’ll getcha, just like a change up in baseball. And next thing you know, you’re out. Kids home for the summer or holidays. New baby.

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11 Halos - Part 2 (signing day)

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs 11 Halos – Part 2 (signing day) Thursday, June 18, 2009 at 8:46 pm // By: // Category: Baseball Just back from meeting with Angels scout, John Gracio. Contract and rookie league explained. He heads to Tempe in the morning for physical and workout. Then gets his uniform and a plane ticket to head up to Orem, Utah on Sunday.

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Do you resumé or not?

Loosely Speaking

RSS Comments RSS Subscribe in a reader Copyright 2004. Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Do you resumé or not? Monday, June 15, 2009 at 9:45 am // By: // Category: Business Strategies/Perspectives Independent contractors typically let their credentials, satisfied clients, brochures and web sites speak for them.

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